Though I’m away on vacation for most of this week, like many of you I’ll be heading out this weekend to watch Christopher Nolan’s latest superhero epic. It’s been a big week for PlayStation news, too: in addition to the top 10 stories below, this week saw confirmed release dates for two new PS Vita games (Puddle and Foosball 2012), an update on the PS3-exclusive RPG Tales of Xillia, news of a PS3 and PSP launch for Wizorb, the announcement of Beck tracks for Sound Shapes, Comic-Con panel highlights for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and PSN gem The Unfinished Swan, news of a new low price for MLB 12 The Show on PS3 and PS Vita, a GT Academy Silverstone update, and a cute character-design contest for the upcoming PS3 and PS Vita arcade game When Vikings Attack!
What are you playing this weekend?
The 10 Most-Viewed Posts of the Week
PlayStation Plus Update – Launch Week Discounts and More — 20% off Dyad, Malicious, and the PSN Play lineup, free Hot Shots Golf and more.
Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Adds a Tower-Defense Twist — Ratchet & Clank scored three of this week’s top 10 PlayStation.Blog posts, starting with this primer to the upcoming PSN title.
Ratchet & Clank Collection Hits August 28th With Sly Cooper Demo — One more reason to re-live Ratchet’s classic PS2 adventures, coming to PS3 with 3D and 1080p (2D) support. Oh, and those delightful Trophies!
The Laugh Factory App Coming to PS3 September 1st — New York City’s seminal comedy club is coming to PSN with an affordable comedy service. Not pictured: Chuckles, guffaws, chortles, and tee hees.
Puddle Splashes On To PS Vita Next Week — PS Vita-exclusive features and extras are in store for this physics-based puzzler.
Dyad Will Blow Your Mind Today — The internet’s Tim Rogers hosts the launch-day trailer for PSN’s brain-melting arcade exclusive.
Weekly Home Update: Bots Will Blast and The Dead Can Dance — Learn the latest and greatest activities in PSN’s virtual online community.
The Full Monty on Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault — Hands-on play is off limits for now, but I was able to pry precious secrets from top, top men at Insomniac Games.
Sack it to Me: Summer Games Outfits and Sackinima — Check out never-before-seen footage from the LittleBigPlanet PS Vita beta in this eye-opening community post.
Highlights From The Last Of Us Comic-Con Panel — Watch Naughty Dog bring the house down at Comic-Con with this inside look at The Last of Us.