The PlayStation Recap — VGAs 2011 Edition

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Finally: It’s going to pay to not have plans on a Saturday night. Starting at 8:00pm Eastern Time / 5:00pm Pacific Time tonight, SPIKE TV’s 2011 Video Game Awards will kick off live with an awards show celebrating some of the year’s best games (including the coveted Game of the Year award) and “more than 10” world premieres of upcoming games. I know I’ll be watching live — will you?

In other news, this week saw the release of the Official PlayStation.Blogcast episode 003, a 60-day premium free trial for Music Unlimited on PS3, BBC’s announcement of an upcoming PlayStation-exclusive Doctor Who game for PS3 and PS Vita, first details on Ninja Gaiden 3’s genre-first competitive multiplayer mode, new DC Universe Online content, and a new video showing of PS Vita exclusive Lumines: Electronic Symphony.

What are you playing this weekend?

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  • PlayStation Store Update — Highlights include the Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand expansion, Resistance 3’s co-op Brutality Pack, Wanted Corp, Final Fantasy VI and more.
  • PlayStation Plus December Preview: Free Tomb Raider: Underworld and Marvel Pinball, More — Other offers include three free Spyro games; discounts on Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Renegade Ops, and Darksiders; and Full Game Trials on Dragon Age II, Motorstorm: Apocalypse, and Alice: Madness Returns.
  • Infantry Weapons in DUST 514 — Key quote: “The only way your mercenary can survive the power of these weapons is due to the advanced shielding and armor of the dropsuits they wear. Without them, simply firing these weapons would severely injure or even kill you!”
  • Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD Comes to PSN December 27th — The wait is almost over for this remastered PSN re-release. Developer Just Add Water also confirms post-launch updates to add 3D and PS Move support.
  • PSN Top Sellers: November 2011 Edition — inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood leads the pack! This month’s top sellers list also expands to cover PS3 Add-Ons, PSP games, and PSone Classics.
  • Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand Hits PS3 Today, One Week Early — PS3 owners are enjoying Battlefield 3’s first expansion pack early. If you picked up Back to Karkand, let us know what you think in the comments!
  • PlayStation Home Releases v1.60 + Weekly Update — This update adds a wealth of improvements, from a higher furniture placement limit to a new help system to dozens of other enhancements to polish your PS Home experience.
  • Resistance 3 Gets Co-op Brutality Pack, Mastodon Today — Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price drops the big news about this co-op survival mode add-on for Resistance 3 with bonus metal soundtrack by Mastodon.
  • Sack it to me: Happy December! — Muppets and new Oddworld costumes, new impressions of the PS Vita game, and the latest and greatest in LittleBigPlanet user creations (Ghostbusters!).
  • Batter Up: MLB 12 The Show for PS3 and PS Vita — Next year’s season brings expansive PS Move support, upgraded ball physics, overhauled broadcast presentation, and a comprehensive PS Vita game that will enable you to carry your PS3 progress into the field.
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