The PlayStation Recap — Vita Road Trip Edition

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Much like Jeff and Rey, I’ll be racking up some some serious frequent flier miles this week. I’ll be heading to the US East Coast to help launch our PS Vita Social Clubs in New York City (on 1/17) and Boston (1/18). If you’re in the area, stop by to check out a wide array of PS Vita games, eat free food, and get a shot at winning PlayStation gear. If you want to go, be sure to RSVP…and arrive early!

In other news this week: Novus Prime: Vindication came to PlayStation Home, San Diego Studios detailed ModNation Racers: Road Trip’s new career mode, Netflix was confirmed for PS Vita, new Qore host Jesse Blaze Snider talked Twisted Metal, The Tester announced its Season 3 guest panelists (Nolan North!), Namco Bandai Games revealed the Prologue trailer for PS Vita launch title Touch My Katamari, Seed Studios released a sizeable free upgrade for PSN strategy game Under Siege, XSEED showed off PS Vita platformer Sumioni: Demon Arts, and PS Vita shooter Unit 13 confirmed a March 6th release date.

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Most-Watched Video of the Week: PS Vita: Pocket Soccer (Augmented Reality)

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  • PlayStation Store Update — Final Fantasy Origins, Choplifter HD, college sports apps from SEC Network and XOS Sports, Crazy Machines Elements, and two new PS3 games round out this week’s offerings.
  • Watch the Sony CES 2012 Press Conference Right Here — You can still watch the full archive of Sony’s CES 2012 keynote here, which featured Sir Howard Stringer, Kaz Hirai, Will Smith, and a blizzard of cool new gadgets, phones, and network services.
  • PlayStation and Taco Bell Give You a Chance to Win PS Vita Before it’s Available in Stores — Three ways to win PS Vita before launch, with an average of one PS Vita being given out every fifteen minutes from 1/26 through 3/11.
  • Call to Arms! Starhawk Public Beta Begins Tuesday, January 17th — The enhanced Starhawk Public Beta goes live for PS Plus this Tuesday; read the post for the full beta rollout schedule, including dates for UNCHARTED 3 owners.
  • New Gran Turismo 5 DLC This Tuesday: Car Pack 3, Speed Test Course — New cars include the Lamborghini Aventador, Jaguar XJR-9 LM racecar, Aston Martin V12 Vantage, the 66′ Volkswagen 1200, Mini Cooper S Countryman…and the new Nissan Leaf, presumably for color.
  • 11 New Games Come to PlayStation Home This Wednesday — Lots to see this week, with a new Casino game space, Indie Park, Espionage 9, Los Penguini Brothers, Savage Cosmos, Gnome Curling, Electrokid, Give or Take, Novus Prime: Vindication and …phew, I’m outta breath.
  • CES 2012: PS Vita’s Augmented Reality Transforms Your Table Into an Arena — Table Soccer is just one of the augmented-reality games you’ll be able to play for free if you pick up a new PS Vita on February 22nd. Watch our vide demonstration from CES here!
  • Choplifter HD Hits PSN Tuesday (Zombies Included) — This gaming classic (1982!) gets an HD makeover from inXile. If you’ve tried it, drop your thoughts in the comments!
  • Join Us: Play PS Vita in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Miami, NYC Next Week — I’ll be flying to the East Coast this Monday (sorry, MLK!) in preparation for meetups on Tuesday and Wednesday in NYC and Boston. If you attend, be sure to say hi!
  • DC Universe Online Celebrates One Year Online — DCUO’s Executive Director of Development drops by to note a few key PS3 milestones for this popular free-to-play MMO.
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