This time of year used to be pretty quiet in the games business, as publishers had released their top titles before Christmas and gamers were still working their way through them. Not any more. The next few months are going to be bonkers, quite frankly, with a lorryload of AAA, both first and third party.
It all bodes well for an incredible 2011, demonstrated by the games on show at the PlayStation Experience press event in London this week: DC Universe Online, Resistance 3, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, MotorStorm Apocalypse, Killzone 3, inFamous 2, Journey, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, SOCOM: Special Forces and Heroes on the Move. And let’s not forget two titles that weren’t there, The Last Guardian and Twisted Metal, and incredible third party games like L.A. Noire and Batman: Arkham City.
Plenty for me to write about and for you to play. Here’s your recap.
PlayStation.Blog.Europe Weekly Content Recap
- PSone Classics: Where We All Stand – Ross lays down the process for publishing PSone Classics.
- Music Unlimited Spreads Its Wings At MIDEM In Cannes – Sony Europe unveils its new music service in the south of France.
- The February Mega minis Sale – Pick up a range of bite-sized games at a tasty price.
- This Week On The SingStore (02 February 2011) – Here’s what we’ll all be singing this weekend.
- In Killzone 3, Control Is Everything – Guerrilla Games talks about their approach to controls in Killzone 3.
- ModNation Monday: In The Zone. The KILLZONE! – The Helghast invade ModNation Racers…
- Important Callout To Aussie Killzone 3 Fans! – …and then they head down under.
- FirstPlay Episode 43 – The latest video features from the FirstPlay team.
- The UnderGarden Hits PSN on 23 February, Now What The Heck Is It? – Get the lowdown on this relaxing title coming to PSN later this month.
- Resistance 3 And Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One Come To London –
- inFAMOUS 2 Unveil At The PlayStation Experience – Insomniac Games reveal what they brought to London earlier this week.
- New PlayStation Plus Content For February & March 2011 – The rewards are stacking up for Plus members.
- ‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 2nd February 2011 – Ross keeps his usual appointment.
- Digital Comics Store Update (2nd February 2011) – A brand new reading list from the Digital Comics team.
- The 3rd Birthday Twisted Edition Is Coming To PSP – Check out the special edition of this upcoming PSP thriller.
- PlayStation Home: Seek Shelter From The Zombie Apocalypse – Dead Nation arrives in PlayStation Home.
- Kaz Hirai On The NGP – Jeff Rubenstein grabs an interview with our CEO.
- Australian Killzone 3 Event Comp – Yet more Killzone excitement down under.
- Top Darts Is Now Playable In 3D – Top Darts gets the stereoscopic treatment.
- Introducing The Killzone 3 Retro Map Pack! – Pick up the Collector’s or Helghan editions to access these classic maps.
- VidZone Update: VidZone Lives For Live Music – The VidZone guys get excited about gigs.
- Talking Resistance 3 With Insomniac Games – I grab time with two of the guys working on Resistance 3.
- Get Slaying With LORD Of ARCANA Today – Yet another PSP title from Square-Enix
- Chatting About Journey With Thatgamecompany – We get an insight into this intriguing new PSN title.
- The Friday Debate – Best Behaviour – How would you ensure people play nicely in your game?
- Dark Souls Q&A: Variety is the Spice of Death – Sid pops over the pond to talk about the sequel to Demon’s Souls.
- Weekend Essentials 64 – Find out even more about the next generation portable, take shelter from zombies in PlayStation Home and work out with Zumba Fitness this weekend.
- minis monthly 4 – Check out January’s releases, grab a bargain in the minis sale during February and find out how you could win a 3D TV.
- Can you survive the virus in PlayStation Home? – Head to the Dead Nation Safe House and take refuge from the zombie apocalypse.
- Play Like a Pro: LittleBigPlanet 2 – Wow the LittleBigPlanet community with these Create Mode tips, direct from developer Media Molecule.
- Win a PlayStation 3 and a PlayStation Move Starter Pack – Get your hands on everything you need to start your Modern Combat: Domination mission.