The PlayStation Recap – Doomsday Edition

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The big news this week – if you couldn’t tell by the massive artwork sprawled across the PlayStation.Blog homepage – was the eagerly anticipated launch of Insomniac Games’ moody shooter Resistance 3. The addictive pacing, seductive weapons, tense action, and grim atmosphere have propelled me through the campaign with laser focus – a rarity, as I’m easily distractible. Did you pick up Resistance 3 this week? Which version did you get? What do you think so far?

The week also saw news of the Chimeran invasion in PlayStation Home, details on God of War: Origins Collection’s Blu-ray bonuses, and a first look at new PSN combat racer Skydrift. Oh, and an update on From Dust, which will now hit PSN this Tuesday, September 13th. That’s two weeks earlier than expected!

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

Resistance 3: No Mercy trailer

The 10 Most-Viewed Posts of the Week

  • PlayStation Plus September Offers: 10 Free Games including Plants vs. Zombies — PlayStation Plus means business! Free games include Resident Evil 1, 2, and 3, Plants vs Zombies, and Jet Moto. There are killer discounts, too: 50% off PSN youngbloods Resident Evil 4 (woo!) and Resident Evil: Code Veronica. There’s more, too – check out the full list.
  • PlayStation Store Update — Bloodrayne: Betrayal, Skydrift, Rugby 2011, the God of War Origins Collection demo, Mega Man 4 PSone Import and more.
  • ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection Hit Soon, See Final Box Art — A man could get used to these reversible PS3 box art covers. Check out what’s lurking inside the final box when the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection slam onto PS3 September 27th.
  • See the UNCHARTED 3 Poster Powered by Penny Arcade — This exclusive GameStop pre-order bonus is definitely a conversation piece, with some PlayStation fans loving Penny Arcade’s bold visual treatment and others scratching their heads. What’s your take?
  • Kickoff the NFL Season on PS3 with the NFL SUNDAY TICKET App, Available Today on PlayStation Network — Watch a full video tour of the new DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket App running on the PS3. It’s available now from the PlayStation Store – any footaballs fans out there who tried it out?
  • UNCHARTED 3 TV Spot – First Look — Nathan Drake hits the big time with a prime-time TV spot during the NFL Kickoff game between the Packers and Saints. Watch it here!
  • Dead Nation Expands With “Road of Devastation” DLC — This announcement made be break out in goosebumpst. Dead Nation is easily one of my most-played PSN games and the promise of new enemies, environments, and equipment makes me fear for my free time.
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Now $39.99, Move Support Enabled — Sackboy shaves off a Franklin Jackson, and a quiet software update grants LittleBigPlanet 2 Move compatibility for the first time. Timely, considering that Move Pack hits PSN in a matter of days.
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Beta Open To All PSN Users Tomorrow — Only good things can come from this.
  • Resistance 3 Invades Today, See the Final Weapon: The Cryogun — Having powered through Resistance 3’s campaign this week, I can confirm that the Cryogun is one of my favorite weapons in the game. Easily the most fun I’ve had with an ice-based weapon in any game I can remember!
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