The PlayStation Recap — Never Stop Playing Edition

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Lots of news to keep track of this week, from the launch of Taco Bell’s exclusive PS Vita giveaway to first details on SSX’s PS3-only Mt. Fuji mountain, to the release of MLB 12 The Show’s first trailer. Ubisoft stopped by to give us a quick look at its PS Vita launch lineup: Michael Jackson The Experience, Asphalt: Injection, Rayman Origins, Lumines: Electronic Symphony, and Dungeon Hunter Alliance. The crew of The Tester Season 3 even released a video tour of the winner’s future workplace at Sony Santa Monica Studios.

What are you playing this weekend? Don’t forget: PS Vitas are ready and waiting for you now in eight major US cities as part of our Vita Hill social clubs. There’s no catch, no RSVP, and it’s open to everybody — just go! Most locations run from 2pm to 8pm on weekdays and Saturdays, and 2pm to 6pm on Sundays.

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Most-Watched Video of the Week: Armored Core V Walkthrough

The PlayStation Recap — Never Stop Playing Edition

The 10 Most-Viewed Posts of the Week

  • PlayStation Store Update — Scarygirl, PS Full Games Mortal Kombat and Duke Nukem Forever, LittleBigPlanet 2 Muppets Premium level kits, Mediterranean Map Pack for Assassin’s Creed Revelations and more.
  • Jak and Daxter Collection Hits PS3 February 7th, 100+ Trophies to Collect — Naughty Dog’s other huge trilogy gets the deluxe PS3 treatment.
  • Special Launch Day PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Bundle Announced — An ultra-limited launch bundle designed to warm those of you standing out in the cold on February 22nd. The big day is almost here…
  • Twisted Metal Goes Gold, Comes with Starhawk Sweet Tooth Skin — Twisted Metal is top of mind for many PS3 owners, with the February 14th release date looming ominously just over the horizon.
  • Pac-Man and Mega Man Join Street Fighter X Tekken’s PlayStation Exclusives — You’ve changed, Mega Man. Actually…no you haven’t.
  • Ubisoft PS Vita Week: Dungeon Hunter Alliance Brings an Epic Fantasy Journey — I was a sucker for PSP launch action-RPG Untold Legends, so I’ll be delving into this PS Vita launch title for sure.
  • MLB 12 The Show Franchise Mode Improvements — More realistic trading logic, a revamped interface, PS3-to-PS Vita cross saves, overhauled player cards and much more.
  • Creating Monsters for Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock — Get an insider’s perspective on this upcoming PS3 and PS Vita exclusive title straight from the source: BBC.
  • David Jaffe Wants YOU: Twisted Metal Tournament in San Francisco on 2/2 — If you’re in San Francisco this Thursday, swing by Mezzanine to play Twisted Metal and win rare prizes. I am told that Jaffe will be in attendance, so make of that what you will.
  • Yetis vs. Hunters Invades PlayStation Home This Wednesday — Get the full download on PlayStation Home’s new content here.
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    • Awesome news this week! Looking forward to Jak and Daxter HD Collection and Twisted Metal!

      I’m Playing: UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception.

      I’m Watching: The Grey

      I’m Reading: UNCHARTED: The Fourth Labyrinth by Christopher Golden.

      I’m Listening to: Official PlayStation Blogcast Episode 009: Joystiq Joyride and Lacuna Coil’s OUTSTANDING new album “Dark Adrenaline”.

    • Finally got some hands-on time with the PS Vita at a local Best buy. It’s amazing! February 15th can’t come soon enough!

    • Saw The Grey last night. It was a great movie up until the very end. It always pisses me off when the entire movie is great but the ending completely sucks. So now I cannot recommend that movie to anyone based on the horrible ending.

    • im playing: KILLZONE 3,Battlefield 3,Saints row 3,Motorstorm apocalypse
      im watching:YouTube videos
      i cant wait for Twisted Metal and Jak and Daxter HD collection already pre ordered both yesterday.

    • I’m watching the 2012 Royal Rumble. Dolph’s gonna win it!

    • Hi, Sid:

      I’m still playing & reading Skyrim, even though I platinumed last Sunday. I can’t give up this addiction.

      I’m watching American Idol, because I can’t get enough of watching peoples’ dreams crushed.

      I’m listening to your blogcast, of course.

      I almost changed my Vita preorder to the new bundle, but I’m sticking with the Wi-Fi

      • Oh, you’ve got the Skyrim sickness baaaad if you can’t stop after Platinuming! ;-) Glad to hear you’re listening to the Blogcast and reveling in the failure of others.

    • Eh Sid, mind taking a peak into the wilderness of PlayStation Canada’s PR department?

      Seems as though they got kiosks set up on a mall tour with the Eaton Center in Toronto this weekend.

      It seems like something that should be researched.
      Guy I asked at the booth about the lack of PS Blog advertising said it was set it up nicely or advertise it.

      Why not both? Seems daft.

    • The “PS Vita: the inside story” article from guardian is a great read. I always enjoy getting behind the scene info that shows us how life is on the other end of a finished product like the Vita.

    • Listened to the Blogcast. Really good work guys!

      Playing: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (beat main quest line), Batman: Arkham City (beat main story, amazing ending), Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (Peace Walker) (beat the main story line, third time I’ve beaten it and this game belongs on the PS3), LA Noire, The Ico/Shadow of the Colossus Collection (Ico)

      Reading: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, Until Gwen short story.

      Watching: Howl’s Moving Castle, The Office, Parks and Rec, Atlanta Hawks Basketball.

    • How could I forget.

      Twisted Metal Demo on Tuesday! I can’t WAITTTTTT!!!!!!! Why am I so busy this week???!!!!! Sid when you announced that and I heard the news on Joystiq I freaked out. I just… like words can’t describe how badly I want TM.

      I hope my pre order gets here on 2/14 or I’m going to explode like I’ve been lit up by napalm TM2 Style.

    • For those in Miami, the club hours are 12-7 PM every day of the week.

    • I’m playing: LIMBO

      Listening to: Podcast Beyond (and some of the blogcasts)

      Reading: Eldest

      Watching: Big Lebowski

    • I’m playing: Uncharted3, Starhawk beta, Fallout new Vegas and Limbo.
      I’m watching: Batman the dark night on blu-ray

      I’m Reading: UNCHARTED: The Fourth Labyrinth

    • Oh forgot.. Hi Sid ^_^’

    • I’m playing: Battlefield 3

      I’m watching: YouTube Videos.

      I’m reading: PlayStation Blog.

      I’m listening to: Armored Saint, and Iced Earth.

    • I’m playing: Battlefield 3 on PS Vita.
      I’m watching: Netflix.
      I’m reading: a book.
      I’m listening to: Eminem and Lil Wayne.

    • Hi, Sid.

      I’m playing: Battlefield 3, Toy Story 3. I think I might finally try my day one collectors UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception this next week. My backlog is so high.

      I’m watching: The Event (Netflix), The whole 1st season, wish this show continue into more seasons.

      I’m reading: The Paradise War by Stephen Lawhead

      I’m so happy to have a working TV again, missed playing my PS3, just wish it was my big TV that got fixed. But I am playing on Sony’s PlayStation TV now, a bit small for my taste, but a great picture an refresh rate. I have not tried the 3D yet since my receiver does not have a 3D pass-through. But once I come up with a optical cable I will try it out, gotta have my big surround and lots of bass. The bass speaker in the back of the PlayStation TV does not have much bass. Over all so far I love the TV. Of coarse I got smokin’ deal thanks in part to my best friend covering part as B-day gift. Best Buy had it $299.99. I used all my gift cards I had been saving and my Reward points, so ended paying nothing. Can’t beat that.
      Thank you very much to my best friend !!!

    • @Sid I tried Little Deviants and Modnation Racers and I was just amazed with the overall feel of the system and that beautiful OLED screen. Little Deviants was surprisingly good (I was expecting a watered down collection of mini-games). I was getting addicted to some of the mini-games (the one where you have to push the robots and avoid human/deviants was a lot of fun). Playing Modnation racers felt and looks like the PS3 version which kinda felt odd that it is in the palm of your hands, but I only tried it for a short while.

    • @Sid, it’s pretty good, i Love Everything Uncharted. =D

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