The PlayStation Recap — My Cup Runneth Over Edition

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! San Francisco is suffering a bit of a cold spell, so it’s the perfect excuse to stay inside and finish UNCHARTED 3. And Batman: Arkham City. And Rage. And Dark Souls. And Shadow of the Colossus. And Dead Island. And Battlefield 3. All in preparation for this Tuesday, with the arrival of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Wish me luck!

In other happenings this week, Jeff took guest turn on Pulse with a valuable UNCHARTED 3 tip, Capcom showed off its 2012 PS3 lineup, the developers of upcoming PSN horror game Amy showed that survival is within reach, IO Interactive narrated a sequence from Hitman: Absolution, PSN announced a price reduction in the DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket app for the remainder of the season, Naughty Dog released the full soundtrack to all three UNCHARTED games on PSN and iTunes, Brazil PlayStation.Blog manager Fabio Santana dished out new details on King of Fighters XIII, “Where is my Heart?” was revealed as a free PlayStation Plus title for 11/8, RPG Fate/EXTRA hit PSP, 2012 strategy RPG Rainbow Moon was confirmed as a PSN exclusive, and the creators of DUST 514 showed off the future of war in the form of the imposing Mobile Command Center.

What are you playing this weekend?

  • I’m playing: UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception, Battlefield 3 multiplayer, Dungeon Defenders, Beat Hazard Ultra
  • I’m watching: Red State, The Walking Dead
  • I’m reading: The Walking Dead Book 7

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Most-Watched Video of the Week: The New PlayStation Home – Video Tour

The 10 Most-Viewed Posts of the Week

  • PlayStation Store Update — Hydrophobia Prophecy (free for PS+ members through November), UNCHARTED 3 Fortune Hunters’ Club, new PS2 Classics Bloodrayne, Raiden III, and Harvest Moon: Save The Homeland.
  • Sack it to Me: Halloween Hangover — The new Ezio costume hits on 11/15 alongside Assassin’s Creed Revelations — you’ll see first pics here.
  • Announcing Square Enix’s Winter of RPGs Campaign — The wait is almost over: Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI are coming to PSN between now and the holidays.
  • PlayStation Plus November Sneak Peek: Free Hydrophobia Prophecy and More — Hydrophobia Prophecy comes free to every PS+ subscriber this month, along with the usual boatload of discounts and early access.
  • UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Available Today — Since UNCHARTED 3’s release this Tuesday, I’ve been spending every spare moment of my life with Nathan Drake. People are starting to ask questions.
  • DC Universe Online: Free to Play Your Way on PS3 — Sony Online Entertainment has opened the floodgates on DC Universe Online with a new free-to-play pricing setup. If you create a superhero, tell us about him or her in the comments!
  • PlayStation Home Redesign Coming This Thursday — The Home redesign (sort of a theme park for video games) dominated Blog reader interest this week, with two stories in the top 10. It’s live now, so let us know what you think.
  • Heavy Rain: Director’s Cut Ships November 8th — If you haven’t played this puppy, now’s your chance. This was perhaps my favorite overall game of 2010.
  • Get Jurassic Park: The Game Free with 1 Year of PlayStation Plus — Free dinosaurs with every PlayStation Plus one-year subscription if you order before 11/8.
  • PlayStation Home Redesign Video Tour – New Games, Genre-Based Districts, and More — Home’s massive redesign is live now, but you can watch this new video to get a preview.
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    • I still need to buy Uncharted 3..
      But it the meantime, I’ll be playing the free PS Plus Crash Bandicoot games.
      Also Batman Arkham City.. Although with that corrupt data that keeps coming up, I’ll be playing less of it..

    • Good Job Sony…

    • Hi, Jeff: Funny how you skipped over the biggest story, based on blog comments, of the week, the currently raging blog about the change in policy. Not that I blame you. Pretty ugly mess.

      Oh, I meant that was the biggest story AFTER U3. That’s what I’m playing & everything else is put aside for now. It’s great, of course.

    • We want Playstation Home in Turkey! Also Plus membership.

    • I’m Playing: Uncharted 3
      I’m Watching: House Season 8
      I’m Reading: The World Without Us

    • I’m playing: Uncharted 3, Batman Arkham City
      I’m watching: X-Men First Class
      I’m reading: The Ares Decision

    • Playing: Uncharted 3 SP on Crushing, Battlefield 3 MP, Sonic Generations, Batman: Arkham City, Rock Band 3
      Watching: Psych, NFL Football
      Reading: There’s this book called “Liberty, Equality, Power; A History of the American People…” its a really boring History textbook.

    • Excited for Skyrim!!!
      MW3 is dead to me, plus there is bigger and better games out there :)

      I’m Playing: BattleField3, Gran Turismo 5, Batman Arkham City, Dungeon Defenders, Dark Souls, Shadow Of The Colossus, MLB11, Payday The Heist, anddddddd LOL Dead Island.

      I’m Watching: Pysch, How I Met Your Mother

      I’m Reading: PS Blog, Nursing Assistant Care.

      As you can see im a little busy and backed up on games as well :/ . Soon all those games will be back on the shelf for a while so i can play SKYRIM!!!!!!! :)

    • Good week once again.

      Playing: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception single player and multiplayer (multiplayer is excellent, single player is great, but not as well paced or as well structured as Uncharted 2. It’s great, but a bit of a let down. Haven’t beaten it yet, on chapter 22). Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (beat it for the fourth time, a true masterpiece), Modnation Racers.

      Watching: Atlanta Falcons Football, Parks And Rec on Netflix via my PS3, college football tonight.

      Reading: PS Blog, IGN, Joystiq, PSX extreme, Push Square, Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, a slew of architectural history books for my class.

    • Hello, I like that inquired about the DLC does not respond to me where is the problem Mjoah buy Gran Turismo 5 did not I get anything what can I do if I have a service Plus service I want you to help I hope you and thank you

    • You won’t see any sony employee commenting openly on the excessive account & system activations soon to be enforced on psn. There is of course “comments” supporting it but its all officially deniable of course. And yes like sonys previous illegal anti-consumer activities the rabid censorship has already begun.

    • will there be psn id change next year?

    • Im Playing:
      Batman Arkham City (passed mainstory on hard), Battlefield 3 multiplayer (passed campaign on hard),and Uncharted 3 still in progress trying to pass it in hard mode

      Im Watching:
      The Walking Dead Season 2
      and thats it im still trying to get trophies from the games im playing now

    • Please Sony add Dynamic NFL Team Themes/Background and Avatar before the seasons over…..Chop,Chop…lol

    • Downloaded Crysis off PSN. A shooter with a fantastic campaign…hard to believe they still exist!

      Getting psyched for Skyrim, Jurassic Park, and Saints Row: The Third.

      Busy month ahead!

    • I am Playing: BF3(awesome), UC3 SP, costume quest w/ the kids

      I am watching: walking dead, fringe just to name a few

      I am boycotting: MW3. (no thanks)

      I want: MY TEN BUCKS

      I need to play BF3 co-op still, and Skyrim

    • I asked him, DLC does not respond to me when you download to buy the complete set, such as Gran Turismo and go to run the game in order to see if it was installed, and download a range of procurement does not show what you hope to do
      I want you to help my friends and I will be expensive with all my heart I hope your interest in me and thank you

    • @ Deep-Wound81

      I presume u bought the DLC for GT5 …

      this is how u install it

      scroll down on that page till u see “Next, install the purchased DLC in Gran Turismo 5.”

      follow what it says there

    • Oops, sorry Sid. Called you Jeff earlier. I can pose the same annoying question to him tomorrow. Plus Rey. The trifecta. Nobody holds you & your co-workers to blame, nobody with half a brain anyway.

      Your made me laugh about spending so much time with Nathan Drake. I once heard a male game reviewer say he loves Drake so much it made him question his s-exuality. (I’m trying to avoid your 20th century filters by spelling funny. ).

      Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    • My cup runneth over indeed Sid. SO many games to start and finish. My back catalog is SCARY!

      I’m Playing: Resistance 3, UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, and FINALLY I’m happy to say UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception :)

      I’m Watching: Nikita season 2 (It just keeps getting better and better!), ThunderCats, The Walking Dead season 2, and Breaking In.

      I’m Reading: The Walking Dead Compendium 1. Anxiously awaiting Compendium 2.

      I’m Listening to: Angels & Airwaves “LOVE” Album Parts 1 and 2.

    • I’m playing: Uncharted 3, Batman: Arkham City

      I’m watching: Nikita, The Walking Dead

      I’m listening to: J. Cole Cole World: The Sideline Story

    • i kno u cant do cross game chat, but u guys should make it so u can be in a party chat in the same game. so u can be anywhere in the same game but still be able to talk to friends

    • Holy crap, finally done with batman, got all of the riddler trophies and riddles done, but decided not to bother with the physical challenges and the catwoman trophies (i don’t care for the traversal system for catwoman.) But omg, that may just be my game of the year, it’ll prolly be pretty close to a tie with uncharted. That one was also amazing, i loved the story, and MUCH preferred the gameplay style of the ending, did not care for the final boss battle of the Among Thieves. I tried to play through the campaign to the second one last month in anticipation of U3, but got to the final boss battle and was like “This is too frustrating, and i’ve beaten it before, so i have nothing to prove” and then just looked up a youtube video of the ending to refresh my memory for the next one.
      But yeah, and i LOVE the ring i got with U3 CE, I wear it every day :]

      Oh, and i guess i’m not “done” with batman, since i’ll be getting the nightwing dlc when i get my $10 voucher from the Only On Playstation promotion.

      Playing: Batman Arkham City, Uncharted 3, Hydrophobia, Battlefield 3, Crash series (is there anything Naughty dog has made that wasn’t amazing?)
      Watching: Chopped.
      Reading: The Playstation Blog!

    • I just finish the Rocketbirds, a funny PSN game, and struggling the batman challenge trophies

    • Im playing: Uncharted 3, just finished the campaign and it was great, now onto the MP and Co-op. I would be also playing Arkham City, but my brother let his friend borrow it. I will however be enjoying the s*** out of MGS HD Collection once again, but this time in HD and on my ps3. I wish they supported 3D as well like Ico and SotC Collection.
      I’m Reading: Nothing atm
      I’m watching: Myself play Uncharted 3 :P

      This November is so awesome for gaming, but so hard on the wallet, luckily my brother will be helping out with the load and buying MW3 and Skyrim, he was also the one that bought Batman. I will be buying MGS Collection and I bought Uncharted 3.

    • Rocksmith, Rocksmith and more… Rocksmith.

      Plenty of other games that need some attention but I just can’t stop playing this thing…

      • I’ve heard that from a few friends. What do you like about it? Would you say it’s a good way to learn the basics of guitar playing?

    • I’m playing: Shadow of the Colossus (gold trophy clean up)

      I’m watching : House, Psych, and Chuck

      I’m listening to: Mike Doughty – Yes and Also Yes *amazing album*

    • Well, on Friday night I was playing through Uncharted 3… until my wife’s water broke. Had to quickly save (actually, did I save!? Hope the auto-save worked) and rush her to the hospital. She gave birth to our first child – a beautiful baby girl named Marleigh (the inspiration came from ‘Marle’ in Chrono Trigger + using my wife’s middle name of Leigh).

      So, not playing much else at the moment aside from taking care of newborn!!

    • @depward Hey Congrats on the new baby girl! Sounds like your own “uncharted” adventure.

    • Awesome blog this week im really looking forward to Modern Warfare 3 and also on WWE’ 12 i hope there great games so far Battlefield 3 is really awesome!! (:

      •I’m playing: Battlefield 3 multiplayer

      •I’m watching: Modern Warfare 3 trailers and previous

      •I’m reading: The Playstation Blog

      • Glad to hear it! I like how BF3 is so different from MW3, they feel like they can both co-exist and excel in different areas.

    • I’m Playing :Battlefield 3,Batman Arkham City,Have Uncharted 3(since release) just now about to get time to play it today waiting on MW3 but don’t think it’ll be able to match Battlefields Greatness

      I’m Watching:Football on regular TV since no one here on the blog felt like mentioning that the sunday ticket app would be free for this week if you downloaded it before the games started.SMH

      @ depward Congratulations to the addition to your family now that’s a joy no game could come close to matching

    • I’m Playing: Uncharted
      I’m Watching: Godfather II, Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers
      I’m Reading: Beginning 3D Game Development with Unity

    • I’m playing: you.
      I’m watching: you.
      I’m reading: you.

      Get over it: you.
      Other stuff: you.
      Bored: me.


    • Chicken Wing, Chicken Wing ,Hot Dog, Boloney ,Chicken, Macaroni , Chillen with my Homie!!!

    • I’ve been having problems with resistance 3 and a psn game called Puzzle chronicles the game data ended up getting corrupted for r3 and puzzle chronicles is giving me problems i start playing it and it boots me back to the ps3 menu and ive dl it 5 times i give up wish playstation gave refunds.

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