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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    • I’m not too far into Uncharted 3, but just from what I’ve played so far, I think it will win Game of the Year!

    • Im still playing Battlefield 3!

    • VGA’s tonight! Hope UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception comes out big and brings home Game of the Year.

      I’m Playing: UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, and UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, and Resistance 3.

      I’m Watching: White Collar via Netflix, New Girl, and Glee via Hulu Plus, and VGA’s tonight.

      I’m Reading: Any info I can find on The Last of Us! Nice background by the way ;)

      I’m Listening to: Official PlayStation Blogcast Episode 003, and Lacuna Coil “Trip the Darkness.”

    • I’m boycotting the VGAs for the foreseeable future after last year’s travesty, where frickin’ Split/Second won over Gran Turismo 5 for Best Racing Game. No offense to S/S, it’s a good game, but, c’mon, let’s face it, GT is the king of all racing games. I swear to frickin’ god, the VGAs HATE Gran Turismo; Only the fourth game won Best Racing Game; I don’t think Prologue won when it was up for the award, but you can correct me if I’m wrong. Just like I’m boycotting any Emmy coverage until Leighton Meester wins an Emmy for playing Blair Waldorf on “Gossip Girl”. Which will probably never happen. And if that’s the case, I’ll never watch it again.

      Oh, and one more thing (Directed at Sid):

      Are you going to have Eutechnyx on in the next couple of weeks to talk about Absolute Supercars, which is supposed to come out by the end of the month (That is, if it’s coming out here in NA. It is, right, Sid?)? I’m only asking B/C I’ve been following this game going AAAALLLLLL the way back a couple years when it came out in Europe as Supercar Challenge. Anyway, I’m really, REALLY looking forward to its release on PSN, as it will be a day-one buy for me. Please let me know if you are.


    • Hey Sid, have you played Pixeljunk Sidescroller at all? I’ve been playing it a lot lately and I think it may end up being my game of the year. The Last Stage is absolutely brilliant. I’m playing through it again on hard right now and it just keeps getting better (it’s like a whole new game).

    • sweet I am playing Super Stardust HD too. just hit #945 in the arcade leaderboards.
      cant wait for Super Stardust Delta for the PSVita.

    • Wait Qore has a new host???? I always download it but haven’t watch it since September.

    • Oops nearly forget.

      I’m playing: Not A thing right now
      I’m watching: To busty working
      I’m reading:Still working
      I’m listening to: Still working.

    • @mobius2525 i don’t believe anyone can be too busty.

    • Well, while I’m at it:

      I’m Playing: Gran Turismo 5 Exclusively.

      I’m Watching: Gossip Girl, 90210, NFL football both last Sunday and Tomorrow (Colts Make Me Sad ;-(), College Basketball (Duke vs. Washington today), SEC Heroes: Herschel Walker (PLEASE tell me I’m not the only one that has watched this from beginning to end), YouTube.

      I’m Reading: Absolutely Nothing.

      I’m Listening To: Full Albums on YouTube: MY NEW OBSESSION!!!!! ;-D

    • I’m playing: Just got 100% on Pacman Champion DX, so now finishing Galaga Legions DX’s last trophy, Time Attacks, to complete it. Then I’ll work my way through Red Dead Redemption and Split Second as I can.
      I’m watching: the VGAs on Spike TV (tonight!) Heroes, True Blood, Neverwhere, and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.
      I’m reading: Alan Dean Foster (Flynx and Pip series), Terry Pratchett (Snuff), Neil Gaiman (American Gods) and Margret Atwood (various).
      I’m listening to: The Shadow and The Green Hornet’s Old Time Radio shows. Music-wise; Johnny Hollow and various EBM.

    • I am playing: Skyrim, NBA 2K12

      I am watching: Farscape(wish they make a mass effect style game)

      I am reading: info about this new Doctor Who game. It says it will have realistic graphics, so I wait for more info.

      This pop up is still dumb

    • when is ps4 coming out

    • @13

      what kind of comment is that?

      I’m playing: Modern Warfare 3, Resistance 3, Battlefield 3
      I’m watching: The Walking Dead
      I’m reading: Nothing (not a big reader fan ^^)

    • Thanks for reporting on the Move for me Sid on MLB 12. Sounds like they finally made something that is going to make me get a Move. Can’t wait to give it a go.

      Playing: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (GOTY for me thus far), Resistance 3 Multiplayer, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Multiplayer, Little Big Planet 2, Spyro The Dragon, Twisted Metal 2, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, 007 Agent Under Fire, Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

      Watching: Atlanta Falcons Football, The Last of Us Reveal Trailer, Rachel Rachel, The Sopranos, Chan is Missing, What’s Up Doc, South Park. Parks and Recreation.

      Reading: This blog, IGN, PSX Extreme, Falcons and Braves news.

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