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The PlayStation Recap

Sid Shuman's Avatar Posted by Sid Shuman on Jul 03, 2010 // Senior Manager, Social Media

Jeff and I are busy wrapping up more of our interviews from E3, so look forward to another deluge of previews in the next week or two. Good stuff like Spec Ops: The Line, Two Worlds II, and a few surprises. Are there any E3 games you’d like to know more about? Let us know in the comments.

Otherwise, it’s a beautiful Independence Day weekend and I’m about to head to the park (and maybe sneak in a little Red Dead later). Have a great, safe holiday weekend!

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • Dead Space 2 for PS3: E3 2010 Interview — Dead Space 2 details such as the Javelin Gun, new Necromorphs, and why stomping is better than ever.
  • Trinity Universe for the PS3 Releases Tomorrow — Read up on the new PS3 RPG from NIS, and learn how to place Meteorites on your Planetary Rings.
  • PlayStation 3 System Software Update v3.40 Available Now — PlayStation Plus, web-based photo albums, video editor and uploader, user ratings for PSN, new power save settings and more.
  • ModNation Monday: Online Changes and Creators Showcase — See what’s shaking in the online world of ModNation Racers.
  • PlayStation Plus: Available Today — The floodgates are open! Early adopters get three free months, read on for more details.
  • Fat Princess: PlayStation Plus-Sized Discount for Fat Roles DLC — Subscribers get 20% off this expansion that adds pirates, ninjas, and giants.
  • PlayStation Store Update — Monstrous update with the launch of PlayStation Plus, Lego Harry Potter demo, inFAMOUS full game download, Trine price drop and much more.
  • Hot Shots Tennis: Get A Grip – Available Now! — Just 20 bucks for this RPG-style PSP tennis game. Now with 100% more Helghast!
  • New to PlayStation Store: LocoRoco Midnight Carnival Strategy Guide — A discount for LocoRoco Midnight Carnival on PSN, and new interactive digital strategy guides to help you win.
  • Warhawk Tournament July 4th weekend, 75% off “Fallen Star” DLC — This weekend the battle rages on for Warhawk supremacy. Are you in?
  • First Look: echochrome ii for PS3 and PlayStation Move — This upcoming PSN puzzle sequel lets you use the PlayStation Move like a “flashlight” to cast shadows that you can traverse.
  • Digital Comics Store Update — DMZ, High Moon, new Batman: Hush from DC, Black Panther from Marvel, and Mystery Society from IDW.
  • Burn your Dread: Persona 3 Portable Signed Soundtrack Drawing! — Atlus celebrates the upcoming launch of this PSP RPG with a soundtrack giveaway.
  • First Look: The Sly Collection in HD for PS3 — Widescreen, HD quality, Trophies, 3D, PlayStation Move for this this Sly Cooper trilogy remastering. And: comparison screens! Oh, baby.
  • Celebrate Canada Day with the PlayStation Video Store! — Canada gets some Video Store love, and just in time for Canada Day!
  • E3 Encounters: Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom for PS3 — From the creators of Folklore, this buddy-based puzzle adventure has a distinctive visual style.
  • Coming Soon to PSN: Mystery of the Crystal Portal for PSP and PS3 — This new PlayStation mini puzzle game hits PSN next week, and we’ve got video and screens.
  • Coming to PSN: Patapon 3 Multiplayer Demo for PSP — Patapon pops onto your PSP next Tuesday with a free multiplayer demo — screens and details inside.
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update— Hot Tub Time Machine, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The Crazies, and new deals on Alien and Predator films.
  • Step Your Game Up with PSP and PSPgo — SCEA Senior Vice-President Peter Dille introduces Kevin Butler’s PSP protege Marcus Rivers.
  • New inFAMOUS 2 Gameplay Video on Spike’s GTTV — Cole shreds New Marais while pursuing a mysterious speeding limo. Who’s inside?
  • Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

    Courtesy of Jeremy Dunham

  • Zipper Profile: Jay Embry — This week we meet up with Jay Embry, Test Lead. It’s his job to help make sure that Zipper Interactive’s games are as polished as can be.
  • Zipline Podcast, Episode 10 — Lsten as Joe regales us with stories of odd and interesting, err, “features” that were removed from titles prior to hitting store shelves.
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves banner

    Courtesy of Arne Meyer

  • Double Cash Weekend! — Get a head start on level 80 in UNCHARTED 2 multiplayer. Earn up to $150,000 per match from Friday 7/2 through Wednesday, 7/7. See you online!
  • The Lab: July 2010 Schedule — “The Lab” continues in July with our newly revealed schedule for the month, including Plunder Pistols Only variation and a Grenades Only variation.
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    + krae_man on July 3rd, 2010 at 4:17 pm said:

    BTW Sid I think the expiry date of the three months is August 3rd(I assume before the store publish that day). I can’t remember where I read it though.

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      + Sid Shuman on July 3rd, 2010 at 10:25 pm said:

      Thanks, I’ll keep my eyes open for that.


    + awsome_robot on July 3rd, 2010 at 4:25 pm said:

    hey sid, is there a reason why we haven’t gotten anymore video tutorials of ps3 firmware updates on the blog? i subscribed to plus and would love to know more precise details on “automatic downloads” feature before i set it on.

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      + Sid Shuman on July 3rd, 2010 at 10:10 pm said:

      Good point, I think things have been extra hectic since E3, but I’d like to see these kick back into gear. As for Automatic Downloads, it’s pretty easy — you just turn it on and select a download timeframe. It’s under “System” on the XMB


    + katsuo7171 on July 3rd, 2010 at 5:20 pm said:

    I would like to know more about FIFA 11 and Rage.

    Thanks Sid!

    P.S. I Really think that the US PS Blog should do what the EU PS Blog did with the PSN+ giveaway. It really brought the community together there and I think it could do the same here: http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2010/07/02/a-chance-to-win-3-months-of-playstation-plus/

    Please look into this!


    + Zhi13 on July 3rd, 2010 at 5:22 pm said:

    Hey Sid! Hope you doing good!
    Do you know if Kingdom Hearts will come to the PSN for PsP go users????
    I saw the trailer for psp games in E3 and it showed it with the psp go but no sure…

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      + Sid Shuman on July 3rd, 2010 at 10:16 pm said:

      Thanks, you too! Not sure where this stands right now but I’ll ask around. You might also try hitting up @SquareEnix on Twitter


    + ProjectInfiniti on July 3rd, 2010 at 5:27 pm said:

    Got my PlayStation Plus subscription today. I picked up the three-month package because of doubts but now I regret not getting the year package.

    I REALLY love it so far and after playing the trial of Infamous I will be buying the full game this week along with a few of those games on sale :D

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      + Sid Shuman on July 3rd, 2010 at 10:16 pm said:

      Glad you like it! (^_^)


    + TubaDude49 on July 3rd, 2010 at 5:52 pm said:

    Sid, How old do you have to be to be a vendor?

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      + Sid Shuman on July 3rd, 2010 at 10:17 pm said:

      To be a vendor in what?


    + hardknock55 on July 3rd, 2010 at 6:04 pm said:

    all i want to know is can we have some type of white knight chronicles 2 getting a western release date? i dont want an official date but know if its coming in 6 months or so, maybe Q4 2010 or Q1 2011? please dont make us wait another year? alot of people like this game alot and we need an release date for na, and by the way IM LOVIN PLAYSTATION PLUS!!!!! GOOD JOB SONY!

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      + Sid Shuman on July 3rd, 2010 at 10:18 pm said:

      Glad you like PlayStation Plus. I only know of WKC2’s status as it pertains to Japan for now, but if that changes we’ll let you know!


    + dj128 on July 3rd, 2010 at 6:14 pm said:

    I want to know more about Ghost Recon Future Soldier?

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      + Sid Shuman on July 3rd, 2010 at 10:18 pm said:

      Cool, lemme look into that. Thank for sharing!


    + soccermad on July 3rd, 2010 at 6:19 pm said:

    loving Hot Shot Tennis Get a Grip , Sid when is Valkyria Chronicles 2 coming out ?


    + megalodonshark on July 3rd, 2010 at 6:27 pm said:

    i would love some information about ALIENS: COLONIAL MARIENS. i have ben patiently waiting for this game for about 18 months or so now, and since the initial release mentioning, not a word has been leaked. i have even tried to check the sega site, as well as an official Aliens website for the game, without so much as a word.
    hoping that maybe the game will come before the forthcoming prequel from ridley scott, because would be entirely sweet. i am hoping somewhere along the line you guys even heard the slightest bit about the game due in late 2011.

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      + Sid Shuman on July 3rd, 2010 at 10:21 pm said:

      Me too! I’m a big fan of Gearbox and Aliens. I’ll be sure to check in with the team about it. Last I heard a few months ago, it was still well underway.


    + Kchow23 on July 3rd, 2010 at 6:28 pm said:

    what happened with the Marvel vs Capcom 3 post?

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      + Sid Shuman on July 3rd, 2010 at 10:21 pm said:

      Oh we’ve got one of those coming too :-)


    + SpyDudeFX on July 3rd, 2010 at 6:36 pm said:

    Yeah we were told to expect a content listing soon, and the update says July 30th but I think they meant to say June 30th lol I know Plus is new but we really need more info about the content, so each month’s dynamic themes will be spread out?


    + S-E-G on July 3rd, 2010 at 7:04 pm said:

    thank you for the video store in Canada
    i purchased ancient aliens the series, and i’m wondering why i’m not able to remote play my purchases, i purchased it, it’s mine. isn’t it? i know i can transfer it to the PSP but to save space, i would rather remote play it, so what’s up with that?

    also, now when i plug my PS3 cam it say’s unknown USB device detected, the blue light turns on but the PS3 does not seem to recognize it. what’s up with that? does anyone know if my cam has the blue light of death?

    and i have a QuickCam Pro 9000 webcam, and when i use it to video chat, the quality is really good, i was wondering if Sony will ever allow us to use 3rd party cams to play our PS3 cam games and maybe even for PlayStation Move?


    + Permafry_42 on July 3rd, 2010 at 7:05 pm said:

    when will sony start work on a true successor to the psp? Nintendo is already WAY ahead with a touch screen and 3d screen AND a 3d camera, which means that if sony doesn’t want their psp to go the way the dreamcast did, they’re going to need to release a sucessor to the psp and soon.


    + D-Squad3 on July 3rd, 2010 at 7:30 pm said:

    Final Fantasy Versus XIII please, it’s the game that everybody wants but you guys aren’t even talking about it.


    + PHILLYD_1230 on July 3rd, 2010 at 7:58 pm said:

    I wanna know more about Batman AA 2 and Shank looks awesome i’ll get that.I wanna know more about the playstation plus too.


    + xsilentangel on July 3rd, 2010 at 8:03 pm said:

    Is there anything on The 3rd Day? Haven’t really seen any info on it & was curious


    + RyougaZell on July 3rd, 2010 at 8:15 pm said:

    It would be cool if you guys could get us information on Batman Arkahm 2 and Tales of Vesperia for PS3 and info on .hack//LINK for PSP.


    + BigBangBear on July 3rd, 2010 at 8:31 pm said:

    Hi Sid,
    Thanks for all of the info and the great replies. When will PS+ subscribers be able to view Qore? I am assuming all of the old episodes are off limits since it is stating a charge for each one or is Qore taken out of the deal for subscribers in Canada?

    Also, Wipeout HD is completely absent from the Playstation Store now. Is this because I already purchased it or is there an error? Other things I have purchased are still present in the store.

    All in all, I like PS+ and am happy to see the video store arrive, so thank you.


    + CRONIC_GAMER on July 3rd, 2010 at 10:13 pm said:

    Any new info on “the last guardian” personally I think they should implement 3D into the game !
    I know I’m not the only one who wants to know more


    + GooDer_gAMe on July 3rd, 2010 at 11:40 pm said:

    Got a question about Playstation Plus, I hope you can answer it. If I have 2 Playstation 3’s, with one account on both of them (lets say this account “A” has Playstation Plus). Would I be able to download the updates to both PS3’s and use all the games and dlc as long as account “A” is presnt on both Playstation 3’s?

    Assuming the first answer is Yes, would it be possible to download the updates automatically to both ps3’s if the 2nd PS3 had a second account “B” as its main login for auto login?


    + DarkOne_PR on July 4th, 2010 at 1:10 am said:

    Sid, pls answer… Any kind of news about cross game chat?! :(

    BTW can u actually contact atlus and ask them why no chat on demon souls? its painful to play with friends and having ur neck bend over the cellphone… its just horrible! T___T


    + that-acmilan-guy on July 4th, 2010 at 3:32 am said:

    Can you interview appropriate people to know more about PSN plus, and where its heading and stuff like that? I subscribed, but i wana know though.

    Also as for game, GT 5 differences between standard and premium models are really confusing for many of us.


    + Kenshin71 on July 4th, 2010 at 5:02 am said:

    @that-acmilan-guy, the difference between standard and premium is that standard cars are upscaled GT4 (PS2) cars with no c0ckpit view and make up the vast majority of cars.
    Only 200 premium cars with gorgeous graphics and c0ckpit view that take advantage of the PS3 are in the game.

    Kaz says ‘Gomenasai’. He was too busy flying around the world racing to get the other cars done.


    + Berae on July 4th, 2010 at 6:03 am said:

    I would like to know more about sorcery and i cant wait for infamous 2 !


    + JasonGarcia29 on July 4th, 2010 at 6:35 am said:

    E3 Is putting a lot of good games this year I’m really looking forward to dead space 2 and inFamous2. I have some concerns about Little Big Planet 2 though. I was wondering are they going to put like a game play vid? That would be really helpful for me to see what they made.


    + TheDark12 on July 4th, 2010 at 7:15 am said:

    Brink! Nobody out there talks about this game… and it looks fantastic!

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      + Sid Shuman on July 4th, 2010 at 11:26 pm said:

      Good one! I did get a hands-on demo with it, so I’ll try and squeeze a writeup onto the coverage schedule soon.


    + megalodonshark on July 4th, 2010 at 9:56 am said:

    omfg i just saw a new date posted for fallout new vegas. i watched e3 on g4 and heard them say middle to late october, now onbluray.com they have announced the game for november 16 2010. curiosity about the true release date because this is the only remaining ps3 game im buying for the remainder of the year. get on the horn with g4 and get the straight dope and fast please.


    + that-acmilan-guy on July 4th, 2010 at 10:32 am said:

    that sucks…


    + yosoylindo445 on July 4th, 2010 at 10:39 am said:

    great news, but how i get information about video editor and when skype is coming to playstation .?


    + AaronG1888 on July 4th, 2010 at 10:52 am said:

    The uk PS+ Section of the store was supposed to update yesterday,but still hasn’t. what’s happening?
    im loving PS+ btw, if you’ve not got it you should get it.
    the only bad thing about it is that my inbox is full with “What’s That gold cross?” and “How do i get it?” Lol xD


    + Seahawk313 on July 4th, 2010 at 11:10 am said:

    Hello Sid, I’ve got a question for ya. In the briefing for playstation plus it states that fieldrunners will be free. Fieldrunners is not in the playstation plus catagory, so am i correct to assume that if I buy the game my account will not be charged. Thanks in adv.

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      + Sid Shuman on July 4th, 2010 at 11:24 pm said:

      Sorry, it hasn’t been published yet to the PlayStation Plus category: some content rolls out each week, and Fieldrunners is one that will be rolling out later this month. I’ll try and dig up some more details soon.


    + PsychoCanadian on July 4th, 2010 at 1:29 pm said:

    @62 Its coming later. You can still buy games they give you and you will be charged.


    + JaguarCRO on July 4th, 2010 at 4:07 pm said:

    What about the title Tumble that you guys showed in the Move sizzle real for E3? I loved the game Boom Blox for the Wii and it reminded of the potential that an HD 3-D version of the game could be. Any details or info you could share on it would be great!


    + krae_man on July 5th, 2010 at 6:38 am said:

    Huh, my comment is still awaiting Moderation.


    Can’t wait for the Qore blog post today or tomorrow.


    + mellosince86 on July 6th, 2010 at 1:05 am said:

    who cares about this bull ya’ll talking jus hit me up wit the 411 on the resurgence map pack and we good.
    i just want to know since there aint no post about it when call of duty: modern warfare’s resurgence map pack going to hit? If it aint this is some bull and i’m taking my business to xbox.

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      + Sid Shuman on July 6th, 2010 at 1:54 pm said:

      It’s coming today. :-)


    + lcmnick on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

    I’d like to know more about Steamworks for PS3 coming with Portal 2. Maybe Gabe could pop by the blog… :P

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      + Sid Shuman on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:20 pm said:

      That would be sweet! I’ll hit up GLaDOS soon :)


    + j0s7_94 on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:16 pm said:

    i really want to know if inFamous 2 will use the karma system? and what about Moya? who does she work for? i heard Zeke’s voice in the trailer so im pretty sure he is coming out in the game? will Sucker Punch do the same thing like they did with Mass Effect 2 where you the decisions you made in the first game affect the second game?????

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      + Sid Shuman on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:22 pm said:

      I know it will have a morality/karma element, I was told that at E3, but I think the details are a ways off. Your other questions are good, I will investigate next week.


    + chaoszero14 on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:21 pm said:

    Great week for PSN and Spain!!!


    + Trixzter7 on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:22 pm said:

    Hey guys I think you need to make PSN+ more widely known. I’ve had a bunch of people asking me what the heck that gold cross on my profile is.

    And also lets get some new info on Mortal Kombat (2011) !!

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      + Sid Shuman on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:30 pm said:

      I guess the gold cross is doing its job :-) But seriously, there will be plenty more to talk about with PlayStation Plus in time — we’re not going quiet by a longshot.

      And as for MK, be sure to keep your eyes peeled on the Blog over the next week or two. :-)


    + gold5225 on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:33 pm said:

    @5 and Sid is there any work around or adapter for the camera for the PSPgo because both invisimals and Eyepet for PSP look great and I would like to get them but I purchased the White PSPgo on launch day and does that mean I’m SOL?

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      + Sid Shuman on July 3rd, 2010 at 2:19 pm said:

      No workaround that I know — the camera was designed for the pre-go models only. Maybe you can borrow a friend’s?


    + mafecto on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:35 pm said:

    I know there is nothing else to report but I need more 3rd Birthday info soon!


    + remanutd5 on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:24 pm said:

    i wanna know if psp GO owners will be able to play Eyepet ?

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      + Sid Shuman on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:30 pm said:

      No, the current camera will only fit onto the larger PSP-3000 model.


    + JohnAlden on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:28 pm said:

    Are The Behemoth going to announce the release date for Castle Crashers this following week? Maybe an surpise for this Tuesday would be great.


    + remanutd5 on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:37 pm said:

    ok , thank you for the info Sid , can you let Erick Lempel know that a lot of PSP owners would like to have an active psn friends list if its possible


    + zamboni_steve on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:41 pm said:

    I’m also curious about the status of Castle Crashers…will there be any news on that front anytime soon, or at the very least, a trailer for the game (to happily download)?

    This will be a good summer for 2-D beat-em-ups, with Castle Crashers, Scott Pilgrim, and Shank! I just hope CC comes out real soon as I (and many others) have been waiting for it since the announcement last July. Any news at all would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks for taking the time on weekends to answer questions, Sid.

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      + Sid Shuman on July 3rd, 2010 at 2:20 pm said:

      My pleasure. No news to share from the Behemoth team, but you might try hitting them up directly on Twitter.


    + remanutd5 on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:42 pm said:

    oh Sid Famitsu japan listed White Knight Chronicles coming to the psp , is there any plans to bring the game here on the states ? i love White Knight Chronicles ps3 and i will most likely get WKC2 but as im now used to expand my ps3 favorite franchises on the GO im now very interested in getting WKC psp

    at # 7 i have tried Invizimals at E3 and its a pretty fun game too bad is not coming to the psp GO

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      + Sid Shuman on July 3rd, 2010 at 2:21 pm said:

      Haven’t heard anything about that, but thanks for the update!


    + fatalfury on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:47 pm said:

    I want to hear more about mortal kombat and sorecery.

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      + Sid Shuman on July 3rd, 2010 at 2:21 pm said:

      Two good choices! (^_^) Let me see what I can do.


    + gold5225 on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:48 pm said:

    @11 yes it is too bad because as much as I want to play the game I am not going to buy a PSP3000 when the PSP 2 is going to be just around the corner.


    + TubaDude49 on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:53 pm said:

    When was Sonic Adventure coming again?

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