The PlayStation Recap – Fiery Foot Long Edition

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Too many games! This weekend will be a busy one on the PSN multiplayer front, with the Battlefield 3 Open Beta in full swing and the launch of the UNCHARTED 3 Complete Competitive Multiplayer Experience last night via download codes at your local Subway restaurant. Are you playing either of these — or both? Give us your full report in the comments.

In other news this week: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Trilogy and the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection hit PS3; Journey was confirmed for a Spring 2012 release timeframe; our own Jeff Rubenstein went hands-on with PSN-exclusive new release Rochard, plus upcoming PSN exclusives Retro/Grade and Sideway: NY; a new Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One video revealed the Octomoth boss battle; and a hilariously violent trailer confirmed the upcoming PSN release of Zombie Driver HD.

What are you playing this weekend?

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  • PlayStation Store Update — Highlights this week: PSN exclusive Rochard, Resident Evil: Code Veronica X HD, Splinter Cell Trilogy, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, Mercury Hg, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 Digital, Dead Nation: Road to Devastation DLC and the Video Unlimited Preview for PlayStation Plus users.
  • Welcome to the Battlefield 3 Open Beta, Now Available on PSN — I’m only an hour into BF3’s competitive multiplayer and I can already tell that it’s a very different breed of shooter than Call of Duty. What do you think?
  • Video Unlimited Preview Coming to PlayStation 3 — PlayStation Plus members can try out a preview of this slick, intuitive new UI that will soon enable easier, faster, and more enjoyable browsing of PSN’s 40,000+ shows and movies.
  • UNCHARTED 3 Storms AMC Theatres Near You…in 3D! — Tickets are essentially sold out for this limited-engagement UNCHARTED 3 AMC Theatre experience, but keep your eyes on the PlayStation.Blog for another way to gain access. More details soon!
  • PlayStation Home Update 1.55 Coming Thursday — New update adds a new start-up experience, updates to the Wardrobe and Furniture browser, and general enhancements that will result in improved stability and smoother operation.
  • UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Experience is Just Hours Away — Make that “available now.” UNCHARTED 3’s full competitive multiplayer experience is live on PSN all month long, and all it requires is a quick trip to a participating local Subway restaurant. Full details inside!
  • Chrono Trigger Hits PSN This Tuesday — Finally! Square Enix kindly confirms the PSN release date of this hotly anticipated PSone classic.
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Trilogy Deploys on PS3 Blu-ray, PSN Tuesday — Stealth legend Sam Fisher slinks back to PlayStation with the Blu-ray and PSN HD collection that adds 3D support for the first time.
  • Battlefield 3 Q&A: DICE Talks Fistfights, Vehicle Upgrades — With Battlefield 3 less than a month away from its PS3 launch, now’s the perfect time to get refreshed on the key features of this anticipated military shooter that wages war on land, sea and air on PSN.
  • Dead Nation: Road of Devastation Out Today — Here’s another game I need to play! This beefy Dead Nation expansion adds an entirely new mode jam-packed with new zombie types, new equipment, and new survival scenarios.
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    • Amazing week for PlayStation with the UNCHARTED 3:

    • We NEED an edit button! I meant to write this:

      Amazing week for PlayStation with the UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Multiplayer and Battlefield 3 Beta going on.

      I’m Playing: Resistance 2, UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Multiplayer, and Battlefield 3 Beta

      I’m Watching: The Star Wars Complete Saga on Blu-Ray and Nikita Season 2.

      I’m Reading: Buffy Season Nine by Joss Whedon.

    • I wish i could get in on UC3 just for being a plus member

    • Well, sucks that Canada gets no chance to play the Uncharted 3 MP… looking forward to picking up the Team Ico Collection :P

      • Sorry you feel left out! On the bright side, there is a Canadian and European U3 contest going on next week in the Arabian Desert, and US folks didn’t get to enter. So it might not even the score, but it’s something! ;-)

    • Nice im pumped for Chrono Trigger, Sid, are we getting a Jak Collection soon? Seriously or heck i will go with Dark Cloud collection as well seriously Sid seriously.

      I’m Playing: Vanquish, Fear 3, Crysis 2, Uncharted 3 Multiplayer and X-Men destiny
      I’m Watching: Arrested Development, Psych, Disgaea Anime, and Chuck
      I’m Reading: DC New 52, Deadpool, Spider-Island, The Quest For Karn

    • still playing resident evil 4 keep it coming psn keep it coming looking forward to next weeks releases

    • playing:- Dead Island and Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
      Watching – terra nova, Haven, Ghost Hunters and Fox sunday night cartoons.
      Reading – Bioshock novel (prequel to the games)

    • Playing UC3 MP and the BF3 beta

      Watching season finale of Doctor Who

      Reading—-Nothing today

      I want RE Zero in HD and the original Remake too

    • I don’t want to get the early access to the Uncharted 3 multiplayer. I would rather play on release so I can store up my excitement. I will be playing Battlefield 3 beta and Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon such a long title.

    • Playing: Resistance 3. Double XP weekend FTW!!! Dead Island, & Ico/ShadowoftheCollossus :D
      Reading: World War Z
      Watching: The artwork I’m drawing on photoshop on my monitor.

    • UP to level 9 on UC3. Fun stuff. Nice to see the new maps. How many total maps are on this version?

    • Oh and the wife got me Ico and SotC. Havent played it yet, but I have a feeling tonight will be a late one…

    • Been a while since I’ve done one of these. Internet was down for a couple of days.

      Playing: GT5 almost exclusively with a tiny bit of Shift 2: Unleashed added in.

      Watching: “Gossip Girl”, “90210”, “The Playboy Club”, “Law & Order: SVU” (aka the soon to be infamous ‘Prince Miller Episode’), College Football.

      Reading: news about the GT5 ‘Spec 2.0’ update and DLC and Vettel X2010 giveway.

    • i wanted to play u3 multiplayer buy subway website wouldn’t let me claim reward. When i click it say oops something went wrong, error attempting to contact server. can anybody help me. I really want to play or i have to wait til monday.

    • anybody have this problem too or is it just me?

    • Just waiting for the announcement what the mystery trailer will be for on 10/5/11…

      I’m playing: God of War Origins Collection [Ghost of Sparta], Limbo, something else I can’t remember
      I’m watching: Survivor: South Pacific
      I’m reading: Neverwhere

    • I went to Subway today in Iowa City, IA and they had no clue about the Uncharted promotion (although there was an ad on the wall). What should I do to get the multiplayer code?

    • great week for game releases , we needed a week like this ( or a few weeks like this ) after the slow summer release season this year

      I wish I could buy the ico/sotc games but am a little too broke right now , oh well , if I bought every game I wanted nobody would know what to get me for Christmas ( hint hint any friends reading this )
      I buy too many games anyway probably ( now over 125 psn titles just on my ps3 and more on disc )

      I’m playing dead nation road of devastation , mercury HG , modnation racers , elevator action deluxe
      watching Alphas on Space channel , new season of Fringe , U.K. version of Top Gear on BBC canada
      reading W.E.b. griffin presidential agent novel series , old cioies of Heavy Metal magazine from the 80’s that I bought at a garage sale ( 20 mags in great condition for $5 , what a deal for some awesome graphic novels )

    • Wow. How did no one catch this? Chrono Trigger is a Super Nintendo game. The game that Square-Enix will be re-releasing as PlayStation 1 classic is Chrono Cross, which is the series’ sequel. Now, if you guys could convince Square-Enix to re-release Chrono Trigger for real, I’d buy it. I love that game. ;-)

    • currently playing: lord of the rings (ps2)
      currently watching: sekirei season 2 on hulu plus
      currently reading: nothing
      i was playing disgaea 4 but got bored with it before reaching its real final ending

    • hey at least canada has its very own contest while in puerto rico even when we are part of US…. get sucker punched… thanks for letting us behind… again….

    • when does ‘Exterminatus’ co-op DLC for space marine come out

    • @ toddimyre No they are releasing chrono trigger. It was released on ps1 on the FF chronicles disc. But, judging from a response earlier this week, I believe chrono cross will be coming soon. I’m playing God of War 2, Demon’s Souls, and Disgaea 4. Watching the Huskers get annihilated, and will be watching the Raiders upset New England tomorrow. Reading nothing again.

    • Playing BF3 beta will be playing Uncharted 3 early access

      Watching: nothing

      Reading: trying my best to read my college textbooks

    • sid, the bioshock novel, I just started reading it and so far I am understanding how the utopia(spelling of that?) got started, which is very…. cool.

    • Playing : Battlefield Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3 beta, and Uncharted 3 Multiplayer experience.

      Watching: The minutes count down until Payday: The Heist releases on tuesday!

      Reading, The PSB of course!!!!!

    • Playing: Shadow of the Colossus

      Watching: Robogeisha

      Reading: I forget the title but it’s a book about the music industry

    • I’m enjoying the early access and that’s enough said.

    • hey Sid any news we’ll see more firmwire updates and updates on FF typo-0 or FF VS 13 news. any hints of syphon filter reboot!! thanks

    • any info on pricing of chrono trigger?

    • My subway thought I was crackhead when i asked about the Play for Adventure promo -_-
      Sadly it’s the only close subway in my area

    • Hi Sid, I’m crazy for ICO. It’s beautiful & imaginative & fun.

      I’m watching the Bourne Trilogy on blu ray, so it takes many hours to get thru all the bonus features. Blu ray is the greatest, only little people still do DVDs, lol.

      Reading Playstation magazine, my favorite magazine.

    • @Rene-Led, I can’t imagine where in America there’s a dearth of Subways. My car dealership has it’s own Subway shop (& a Starbucks! World’s largest Toyota dealer). I got my code @ the first Subway I drove by this morning. The hard part was figuring out how to redeem the code.

      There’s a Subway near my work. I’ll check Monday to see if they have the code cups.

      Sid, it’s not even a buck or 2. You can just note the codes on the cups next to every register, jump on your netbook & enter. Not that I’m recommending such dishonesty, of course, lol.

    • Can’t SONY drop that online pass cr*p? All this week + when R3 came out, every gaming site has had negative articles about it. Nothing new there of course because most of those sites are run by haters & the comments on the sites are by haters to :-/ The online pass just gives them another reason to slag off the PS3 & it will happen on every new PS3 only game from now on? :-/

    • Great week!

    • Playing:- Dead Island and BF3 Beta
      Watching – Terra nova, Fringe, NFL Football.
      Reading – Preacher [Comic series]

    • Nope! Not going to subway to pay for code. I joined plus a few weeks ago thinking we would get it! $50 bucks should have covered that. So with that said let me go back & play battlefieldfield 3 beta.
      Oh and another thing! Boo to Sony & naughty dog for charging people $10/$15 bucks for online play (for used game) . Please don’t say its a piracy thing! This only hurts us honest people.
      Yes I did buy uncharted 1 & 2 but no way in this world am I buying uncharted 3! You have just been added to my BAN LIST!

      I need my cup of coffee so that I can calm down ;)

    • It only cost $1.83 to buy a cup from subway with the MP code on it you know?

    • @ rockinjs864
      i think i’m really just upset with the entire online “pay” pass for buying used games. $60 new, used $55 + $15 for online pass = $70. its just plain crazy, even at $10 bucks extra. buying a used game will cost more than buying it new. Just saying the honest people seem to get screwed vs piracy.

    • Hey Sid… “Big man Wu Big man”


    • Playing: The Sly Collection (Sly 3) (Just beat it) Heavy Rain (beat for 4th time), Uncharted Drake’s Fortune, Killzone 2, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Pixel Junk Eden, Super Star Dust HD

      Watching: The Atlanta Falcons, The Godfather, X Men via Netflix on PS3

      Reading: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

      Good week for the blog. Just got my U3 code and am downloading now! Pumped!!!! Thanks for that giveaway!

    • @Station 3 fever

      Well just buy it new then. It’s cheaper, and really is five dollars that much of a difference? Just get the game new, it seems like you clearly want it. Support the developers! That’s the problem here is that people that buy used games, it doesn’t support the developers and they lose money.

      Now, I’l agree that games are overpriced these days, but for all the value that U3 is going to give you it is more than worth the 60 bucks.

      Either wait for it to become a greatest hit or get it new or don’t get it, do whatever. But it is foolish to condemn Sony and Naughty Dog because they’ve lost money over people not giving them the money for the experience they provide. It’s simple business. That 10 dollar charge is so that the people who busted their tail making the game get some compensation for it.

      How would you like it if you worked so hard on something and someone got it without PAYING YOU for your hard work?

      That’s the problem here and the 10 dollar charge gives those people a little relief.

    • Playing – Rochard and mafia/saintsrow 2
      Watching – Tucker and Dale vs Evil
      Reading -Ps Blog

    • And to all posters about subway pain for UC3 i feel you,I live in an area where the closest subway is 120 miles away.So as a plus member it would of ben nice not to have to “buy” a beta code.

    • Still stinks for me though, cause nothing in Canada and I’m too young for that Uncharted 3 contest :(

    • im playing -uncharted 2 MP and AC Brotherhood MP
      watching- TGS trailers
      Reading- PS blog
      about Journey im planing to buy it and i whant to know what is the planned price? and about Residen Evil there are 2 games and i whant to know if Capcom are gona make a HD collectionwith those games or add another game to complete the 3 game collection like much collections that are going out?

    • I could tottally do without falling through the map 7 times a game and freezing when going to the psn xmb,but hey its a beta playing madden :P

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