The PlayStation Recap – Summer Edition

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The PlayStation Recap – Summer Edition

Summer is officially here! You know the drill: Long daylight hours, bad TV (until July 15th!), soaring temperatures, and plenty of time to catch up on your gaming stack of shame. For those of us in the gaming industry, this is a surprisingly busy season that brings an avalanche of videogame-related events: EVO, San Diego Comic-Con, Gamescom, and ultimately Tokyo Game Show in September. What upcoming gaming event are you most eager for?

In other news this week, id Software discussed details of the upcoming PS3 compilation Doom 3: BFG Edition, Media Molecule highlighted new costumes and user creations in LittleBigPlanet, SOE launched the new DC Universe Online expansion “The Last Laugh,” Zen Studios revealed its new Marvel Pinball DLC The Avengers Chronicles, the developers of Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad confirmed the game’s final release date (and 1080p/60 frames per second racing), while the creators of PSN exclusive car combat title Wheels of Destruction revealed a free new expansion.

What are you playing this weekend?

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Most-Watched Video of the Week: Okami HD Official Trailer

The 10 Most-Viewed Posts of the Week

  • PlayStation Store Update — LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes and WipEout 2048 DLC for PS Vita, Magic: The Gathering – Duels Of The Planeswalkers and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier for PS3 and much more.
  • Okami HD Coming Exclusively to PS3 With PlayStation Move Support This Fall — Big news this week, with Capcom confirming Okami HD for a PSN release this fall. Watch the video for a side-by-side graphical comparison!
  • Resident Evil 6: Bringing People Together — Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi explains “Crossplay,” a new feature that automagically syncs multiplayer co-op partners based on campaign progression.
  • Two WipEout 2048 DLC Packs on PSN Today — To answer a common question, this DLC will appear once your WipEout 2048 Online Pass is installed on PS Vita.
  • Modern Warfare 3 Collection 2 Available Now On PSN — Another hugely anticipated DC pack from Infinity Ward, and we’ve got the launch trailer and helpful tips and tricks from Sr. Community Manager Tina Palacio.
  • Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Out Today on PSN — Wizards of the Coast stops by to introduce Planes and Phenomena and Encounters, two new additions to the popular card game.
  • Play No Man’s Land Starting Today on PlayStation Home — A new free-to-play post-apocalyptic third-person shooter (say that three times fast!) emerge from the rubble in PlayStation Home. Who’s tried it?
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes Assembles for PS Vita, PS3 today — An in-depth interview with Traveller’s Tales reveals new details for this PS3 and PS Vita adventure.
  • PSone Classic Tomba! Pounces to PSN Today — Another long-awaited PSone Classic makes the jump to PSN. What’s next?
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Coming to PS3 and PS Vita — Sega provides a new update on the upcoming kart racer featuring Sonic, Tails, and Sega icons from Golden Axe and Skies of Arcadia.
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    • Summer means catching up on my HUGE back log of games.

      I’m Playing: God of War: Chains of Olympus, God of War, God of War: Ghost of Sparta, God of War II, and God of War III.

      I’m Watching: Brave, and X-Men 90’s animated series via Netflix.

      I’m Reading: Justice League Origins by Geoff Johns, Jim Lee and Scott Williams.

      I’m Listening to: Official PlayStation Blogcast Episode 030: Designing Dead Space 3.

      Happy Gaming!

    • I’m Playing: Gran Turismo 5 (Surprise, Surprise) and some Gran Turismo 3, IndyCar Series, and Formula One 2001 for PS2.
      I’m Watching: Sports on TV, mostly. (i.e. NBA Finals and UEFA Euro 2012; Speaking of Euro, Sid, how are you liking the potential semifinal matchup between Portugal and Spain, eh? Arguably Europe’s best player vs. unarguably Europe’s best team. Pretty compelling matchup if you ask me. Also, what do you think of LeBron silencing the haters?) ;-)
      I’m Reading: Nothing at the moment.
      I’m listening to: Glassjaw’s “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence” 2009 10th Anniv. Remastered Edition with bonus tracks, Metallica, System Of A Down, and Linkin Park’s new album “Living Things”.

      Hey, and also, when are we going to hear anything about that article on the Italian GT website about DLC that was quickly pulled? Ya know, the one about Twin Ring Motegi and the brand-new Scion FR-S? Will we hear anything about that this week, Sid? ‘Cause, ya know, it’s been an awful long time since we last heard anything about any DLC, GT Academy notwithstanding.

    • I’m playing: Uncharted 3 (hoping for a new patch update with the max rank cap to be increased) and also waiting for Walking Dead EPISODE 2!!
      I’m watching: Whale Wars on Netflix
      I’m reading: Game Informer
      I’m listening to: Spotify

    • I’m Playing God of War: Ghost of Sparta I’m Watching: Brave. I’m reading: Ps blog. And some news I’m Listening to: Official PlayStation Blogcast Episode 030

    • I’m playing: The Sly Collection, Magic 2013, Xenoblade Chronicles
      I’m watching: Bob’s Burgers
      I’m reading: A Dance With Dragons
      I’m listening to: Metric – Synthetica

    • I’m Playing: Metal Gear Solid HD collection( PS3 & Vita), Gravity Rush.

      I’m Watching : Euro 2012 Tournament soccer.

      I’m reading : Game of Thrones

      I’m Listening to: Alot of stuff LOL.

    • “What upcoming gaming event are you most eager for?”

      TGS, and it’s not even close.

    • I’m playing: Modnation Racers (wonderful community), Mass Effect 3 (new DLC tuesday), Borderlands GOTY, and Dead Island.

      I’m watching: Random stuff on Youtube (on the Vita)

      I’m reading: The PS Blog

      I’m listening: Also random stuff lol

    • Forgot to mention Escape Plan, Unit 13, and Table Top Tanks for Vita side lol

    • House of Leaves will blow your mind! Danielewski needs to write an ebook to take advantage of their possibilities. How are you liking it so far?

      • Just started it! Love the way the book is designed. I wanted to get a digital version, but it’s not available until this October — I guess they’re making a special e-book version to recreate the paperback’s design and layout.

    • I’m playing: Borderlands, and Infamous 2.

      I’m watching: River Monsters (Via Netflix), and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

      I’m reading: IGN, and The PS Blog.

      I’m listening: Too many songs to list.

    • I’m playing: LBP Vita beta

      I’m watching: Family Guy

      I’m reading: Playstation blog

      I’m listening: To a talk show

    • I’m playing: Mass Effect 3, LEGO Batman 2
      I’m watching: Person of Interest
      I’m reading: A Storm of Swords (Game of Thrones, book 3)
      I’m listening: To the sound of my typing :D

      “What upcoming gaming event are you most eager for?”
      Dust 514’s Release

    • I’m playing: Infamous, Metal Gear Solid, Street Fighter X Tekken, Little Big Planet 2 and just today finished God of War 3 on chaos, Journey and Final Fantasy VII (both for the 10th time XD)
      I’m watching: Castle in the sky, The X files and Korra.
      I’m reading: The Parrot’s theorem and Hellboy: Wake the devil.
      I’m listening: Fleet Foxes

    • I’m playing: Batman: Arkham City GOTY, and loving it I might add!
      I’m watching: A combination of Emergency! and Facts of Life reruns
      I’m reading: Various college textbooks because I’m a graduate student
      I’m listening: Mostly classic rock

    • I’m playing: Fallout 3 GOTY, Gatling Gears and Uncharted: Golden Abyss

      I’m watching: Catching up on Eureka Season 5

      I’m reading: All Your Base Are Belong to Us: How Fifty Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture by Harold Goldberg

      I’m listening to: The Nerdist Podcast and Daemon Will Play Dubstep 3

    • Playing: Too many things:
      Watching: Avatar: Legend of Korra Season Final
      I’m Listening to: KINGDOM HEARTS Soundtrack


      I’m playing on PS3: The entire Assassin’s Creed series, starting with the trophy-less AC 1, getting ready for AC III & AC III: Liberation!
      I’m playing on Vita: Gravity Rush
      I’m watching: Numb3rs on Netflix & America’s Got Talent on TV
      I’m reading: Steve Jobs Autobiography
      I’m listening to: Galaxy Hitlist

    • im playing hot shots golf world invitational whithout the 1.06 update!!! hint!!!! hint!!!!!!

    • Yay it’s summer backlog time! lol

      I’m playing: Max Payne 3, Tales of Graces F, Gravity Rush and Limbo.
      I’m watching: Man on a Ledge, Sherlock Holmes 2, Nikita: Season 1 and Chuck Season 5
      I’m reading: Playstation Blog.
      I’m listening to: Playstation Blogcast, Maroon 5.

    • I’ve been playing Call Of Duty:Black Ops, can’t belive how good the story is for an Call Of Duty game. Can’t wait for Black Ops 2 on November 13th, i’m hope Treyarch will blow my mind once again. I’m watching Mission Impossible 4, Harvey (old black&white movie) and House season 1.

    • You’re watching Seinfeld Sid? Talk about old school! I still watch it from time to time, it’s still hilarious and beats out most comedy shows today imo. (Big Bang Theory is my favorite)

      Time for me to go and buy some black and white cookies…

      “They don’t have a decent piece of fruit at the supermarket. The apples are mealy, the oranges are dry… I don’t know what’s going on with the papayas!”



    • hey sony why havent you made the announcement yet about all the new vita apps that are supposed to come out by the end of the month including youtube ??????

    • HEY SONY WHY DON’T YOU FIX THE ******* WALLET ALREADY! Me and the hundreds of other people who are still unable to purchase anything are about to go to the competition for our gaming needs because this is just ridiculous now.

    • I’m playing: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Skyrim, Fallout: New Vegas, Saints Row 3, Pinball Arcade, Hustle Kings, Max Payne 3, and Hot Shots Golf: Out Of Bounds.

      I’m watching: Breaking Bad season 4 (Anxiously awaiting season 5 in july)

      I’m reading:Playstation Blog (As always, love this site.)

      I’m listening to: Tons of 80’s mp3s on my ps3.

      Games I’m most anxious for: Doom 3, GTA V, Fallout 4, Sly Cooper, Last Of Us, GTA: Vice City (PSN or Vita), and Far Cry 3.

      Also, like a lot of you, anxiously awaiting remote play for Vita, the youtube app, as well as ps1 and ps2 support for Vita. Hopefully they’re on their way.

    • …Also can’t wait for Dust 514.

    • I’m playing: the Pinball Arcade (trying to get all wizard goals on Medieval Madness).

      I’m reading: a C++ book for beginners.

      I’m watching: Indie Game: The Movie.

      I’m listening to: Emmanuel.

    • I’m playing Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception & Akimi Village (while young ones :) are awake)

      I’m watching Burn Notice & way more Baby Einstein than anyone should endure…

      I’m reading Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher & blog posts on E3 news

      I’m listening to….Ok you got me, I’m listening to Phineas & Ferb soundtracks.


    • I’m playing: Infamous 2, Gow 3, Dead island, BF3 and MW3.
      I’m reading: dance with dragons
      I’m watching: Seinfeld, TBBT, and more stuff in netflix.
      I’m listening to: Pink Floyd, The who, Jethro tull

    • I’m playing: Infamous 2, Nba 2k12, BF3, God of war
      I’m reading: nothing?????
      I’m watching: Soul eater, loiter squad, workaholics
      i’m listening to: Maybach Music: Self made vol. 2

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