The PlayStation Recap – This and That Edition

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The PlayStation Recap – This and That Edition

This week saw several key announcements for PlayStation, including the PSN Summer Sale, the Journey Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, the launch of The Walking Dead: Episode Two – Starved for Help, and confirmation of a LittleBigPlanet Karting Beta. Behind the scenes, Rey and I also paid a visit to SuperBot Entertainment, creators of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, and chatted with the team about the studio’s creation, the game’s surprisingly deep combat system, and winning strategies. Look for the results later this summer right here on PlayStation.Blog.

In other news this week, PS3 update 4.20 added new features and resolved an issue for the Wireless Stereo Headset, LittleBigPlanet releases a free new Summer Creator’s Pack for one week only, Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection brought two high-quality lightgun shooters to PSN, the DUST 514 Mercenary Pack brought full Beta access, The Amazing Spider-Man released on both Blu-ray and PSN ahead of the blockbuster film, Gran Turismo 5 got new DLC with the Twin Ring Motegi Pack and Scion FR-S 12, PS3 RPG Rainbow Moon confirmed a July 10th release date and with new trailers, PlayStation Home launched Fourth of July and Canada Day celebrations, Housemarque released a free new mode for Dead Nation, and the creator of Dungeon Twister explained the inner workings of the digital board game ahead of its Tuesday, July 3rd release date on PSN. Oh, and the Everybody Dance mobile app launched to facilitate easy watch, rating, and sharing of your favorite performances.

What are you playing this weekend?

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

Most-Watched Video of the Week: Journey Collector’s Edition Official Trailer

The 10 Most-Viewed Posts of the Week

  • PlayStation Store Update — Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection, UNCHARTED and UNCHARTED 2, The Amazing Spider-Man, Jeremy Mcgrath’S Offroad and more.
  • GT Academy National Finals: Racer X Challenge, Win a HumanRacing GT Chassis — A must read, even if just to see photos of the slick HumanRacing GT Chassis.
  • Download YouTube for PS Vita Today — The pent-up demand for this indispensable PS Vita app was manifest on the Blog this week.
  • LittleBigPlanet Karting Beta Coming Soon — The link to register for the beta is now live.
  • Coming This Friday to PSN: The Walking Dead Episode 2 – Starved For Help — It’s live now in the US, who’s playing?
  • Pre-Order LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, Get Knights and BioShock Costumes — Big Daddy and Little Sister: you’ve changed.
  • Unchained Blades Hits PSN Today, Is it the PSP RPG for You? — An in-depth analysis of the new PSP JRPG from XSeed Games.
  • PSN Summer Sale Starts Tuesday, Bonus Discounts for Plus Members — Get 30 percent off Shadow of the Colossus, Closure, Crysis, NBA Jam, Gotham City Impostors, inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood and more. Plus users get 50 percent off!
  • Best of E3 2012: PlayStation Sweeps the Game Critics Awards — A note from Scott Rodhe, SVP of Product Development for PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios America.
  • Journey Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Coming to Stores August 28th — This is no mere re-release. Thatgamecompany has loaded this Blu-ray collection with a host of exclusive extras, including new playable minigames!
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