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Sid Shuman's Avatar + Posted by Sid Shuman on Oct 02, 2010 // Senior Manager, Social Media

Next week’s shaping up to be a big one, seeing the PS3 releases of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, NBA 2K11 (with PlayStation Move Support), and more. I’m eager to try Castlevania and Enslaved; What are you waiting for?

In other news, Jeff and Rey are preparing to propel themselves into the snowy utopia that is Toronto, Canada for Tuesday’s PlayStation Canada Meetup. Expect to play Killzone 3, Gran Turismo 5, LittleBigPlanet 2, and a host of other PS3 and PSP games, including guest appearances by games from EA, Konami, Activision, Ubisoft, and more. It’s a big venue (the Sony Centre in downtown Toronto) but be sure to RSVP now to ensure you can get in.

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • Atelier Rorona Ships Tomorrow! – Now available exclusively on PS3, Aterlier Rorona’s Trophy list is displayed here for all to dissect.
  • ModNation Monday: Gran Turismo Creator Takes a Test Drive! – Gran Turismo 5 hits November 2nd, but Kazunori takes a break to play ModNation Racers just for you.
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta Demo Available Tomorrow – If you’ve downloaded the demo, let us know what you think in the comments.
  • New PS3 Greatest Hits Titles Available Now – Good stuff for cheap ($30): MAG, Demon’s Souls, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: World at War (zombies!), Tekken 6 and more.
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Game of the Year Edition coming October 12th – $50 gets you the definitive Blu-ray compilation of of the 2009 Game of the Year. Do it for Sully!
  • ModNation Racers: Over 300,000 Race Tracks Now for $39.99! – A price drop for the PS3 and PSP means you can spend less time saving and more time creating and racing.
  • Valkyria Chronicles II Community BliTZ Finale – DLC and Free Codes – The new 22 Mission DLC Pack for Valkyria Chronicles II is now live on PSN.
  • PlayStation Store Update – Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue, Swords & Soldiers, EA SPORTS MMA Demo, Heavy Rain PlayStation Move Demo, Borderlands – New Revolution, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Demo and more.
  • Superstars V8 Racing Coming to PSN Oct. 26, Giveaway – All the trimmings of a retail racer for $20.
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit – Social Modes and EA Answers Your Questions – Key takeaway: Criterion is laser-focused on supporting Hot Pursuit post-launch, just like they did with Burnout Paradise.
  • Body-On With ‘Kung-Fu LIVE’ Across the World – No controller needed to play this side-scrolling brawler. Watch Jeff and Rey bust out a few jump kicks in the video.
  • This Week in Home: Castlevania: Lord of Shadows, Contra, Scion Event & More! – Konami debuts in PlayStation Home with a suite of new content. My favorite: the Bill and Lance Contra costumes.
  • Digital Comics Store Update – Standouts include Silent Hill: Dead/Alive, Bone, Wallace and Gromit, new Batman, and Grant Morrison’s JLA.
  • About a Blob: Co-op Play, PSN Exclusivity Details – Co-op emblobbening confirmed for this PSN exclusive, plus a handful of new screens.
  • Patch Alert: MAG 2.0 with PlayStation Move – Do you like playing MAG with PlayStation Move? What do you think of the new skills? Sound off in the comments.
  • Ubisoft’s Upcoming PSN Games: Beyond Good & Evil HD, Scott Pilgrim DLC, and more – Ubisoft shows an impressive roster of upcoming PSN titles, including Outland and From Dust.
  • Killzone 3 and PlayStation Move: See it in action – Steven Ter Heide from Guerrilla Games talks shop with PlayStation Move, including multiplayer and
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update – Iron Man 2 (also on Blu-ray!), Freakonomics. Let Me In, and more of this week’s new movies and TV shows.
  • Reason #3 to Pre-Order God of War: Ghost of Sparta – PSP Theme – Splatter Kratos all over your PSP screen with this exclusive pre-order PSP theme.
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West for PS3: Your Questions Answered – Ninja Theory is already receiving rave reviews for their new PS3 buddy adventure starring Andy Serkis.
  • Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

    Courtesy of Jeremy Dunham

  • Thanks for Playing the 2010 MAG Beta – We couldn’t have done it without you — be it the new skill tree, the Supply Depot economy system, the Clan Deploy feature, the PlayStation Move support, or the Escalation tests for our future DLC
  • Zipper Profile: Mike Gutmann – Mike has been with the company basically since the start, and he’ll be on this week’s Zipline podcast to answer your questions!
  • MAG Joins PS3 Greatest Hits Library – It’s truly an honor to be recognized as one of the PS3′s best-selling titles and knowing that we can make it available to even more people at the lower price of $29.99.
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves banner

    Courtesy of Arne Meyer

  • UNCHARTED 2 Game of the Year Edition – $50 gets you UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves on Blu-ray along with a PSN “super voucher” that lets you download over $35.00 of DLC content
  • “The Lab” – October 2010 Schedule – 3v3 Plunder is live, and 2v2 Elimination is coming soon. Read on for more, including The Best of “The Lab.”
  • //Add Your Own

    29 Comments   5 Replies

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    + Exalted_Knight on October 2nd, 2010 at 2:06 pm said:

    GT5 still has so many secrets! If seen trophy lists for games for November except GT5! Arg! PD I hope its a multiple Platinum Title!!!


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    + Sonicfan11589 on October 2nd, 2010 at 2:07 pm said:

    Is there any possibility of telling me or at least hinting about Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny being dropped in price on the PSN, it’s been on PSN for a year now. A year ago yesterday when the PSP Go launched. It doesn’t have to be this week, is it possible that it could be within the month. Thank you for at least reading this.


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    + Stoffinator on October 2nd, 2010 at 2:09 pm said:

    Can’t wait to see you guys in Canada!!


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    + Richlando on October 2nd, 2010 at 2:25 pm said:

    Anyone intrested in the Dead Space 2 Beta? I have an extra key if so..and the Castlevania demo is very good and a must buy.Btw anyone have a FFXIV buddy pass?


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    + Dragun619 on October 2nd, 2010 at 2:31 pm said:

    Lol, Sid be watchin “The Room” huh.

    Saw this with a group of friends at a friends house and it is One of the Most ridiculous movie I have ever seen, so ridiculous that it was hilarious. Imma buy this as a Christmas gift for friend. ;D

    Oh and If you can help me, I have a problem with my PS3, I put in my Tekken 6 and keep getting this error, game cannot start 80010017. I haven’t tried any other game except for MAG which hangs at the install screen and Uncharted 2 which hangs at the dagger loading screen when I start it up But it works for Killzone 2. You know anyway to fix this? Please don’t tell my something wrong my blu ray drive. :/


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    + krae_man on October 2nd, 2010 at 2:35 pm said:

    Playstation Canada Holiday Preview Event in Toronto on Tuesday.

    w00t!


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    + oWolfpacko on October 2nd, 2010 at 2:54 pm said:

    When do playstation plus get new games?


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    + Rene_Led on October 2nd, 2010 at 2:55 pm said:

    What am I waiting for? Im waiting to see I get my Assassins Creed Brotherhood beta code Monday or the possiblity of seeing it on the PS+ menu :)


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    + Blkant on October 2nd, 2010 at 3:11 pm said:

    Wish you guys would stop by to Florida once again, were not as cold as Canada :P (sadly, were not cold at all, no matter what time of year……)

    I’m personally waiting to play Castlevania but it looks like they changed way to much, like it really shouldn’t even be called Castlevania… So I fear I wont like it… But I will still try it for what little it may have in common with its predecessors. Also Halloween is coming up so I’ll be playing my typical routine of Halloween feeling games I.E. Medievil 1 and 2, the OLD Castlevania’s) Hopefully you guys will have some good Halloween things on the PSN or Home this month too :P

    Time to decorate too :D Though you can’t decorate much in a dorm…

    Glad it’s finally October anyways, who doesn’t love the holiday season?


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    + jimmibey on October 2nd, 2010 at 3:18 pm said:

    It’s October now, any ideas or clues as to when we the US can get that netflix application now? I’m looking forward to trying it out, gotta love when the PS3 gets a new feature :P Plus I get tired of swapping for the disc all the time :)


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    + digitalman123 on October 2nd, 2010 at 3:27 pm said:

    Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood beta on Monday!

    I’m playing: Assassin’s Creed 2, Resistance 2
    I’m watching: Nothing but some G4 stuff
    I’m reading: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Trouble by Gary D. Schmidt, Playstation Magazine


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    + yazter on October 2nd, 2010 at 3:36 pm said:

    Any plans to update the trophy list on this website?


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    + PharmBoY044 on October 2nd, 2010 at 4:09 pm said:

    Any update on the official podcast? I know you guys just came back from TGS and are busy with the meetup in Toronto but any news regarding the podcast would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks!


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      + Sid Shuman on October 2nd, 2010 at 7:31 pm said:

      Definitely in the cards, and something we’ll be talking about soon now that most of the big events are over. Thanks for your patience!


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    + PhillyTheCat on October 2nd, 2010 at 4:53 pm said:

    I heard medievil is a good funny game. I want to get it through psn and have a feeling I may want the sequel-medievil 2 is not for sale. Please add it to the store. It’s my birthday tommorrow, and want to shop for some classics. Maybe I will wait til the update.


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    + solace357 on October 2nd, 2010 at 5:19 pm said:

    Fringe: Season 3 looking awesome so far.


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      + Sid Shuman on October 2nd, 2010 at 7:31 pm said:

      Agreed! Loving the setup so far.


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    + gdogg666 on October 2nd, 2010 at 5:35 pm said:

    2 things sony when the hell u guys gunna bring the demo out for castlevania and i was hoping ull do that before the game comes out also my gamestop says they will be doing a midnight release is that true?


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    + KingDubin on October 2nd, 2010 at 6:14 pm said:

    Personally, I can’t wait for the release of Qore this week.

    Do you know why?

    Because it’s going to have a feature on GT5! (Shock, now is it?)

    Unfortunately, I don’t have the money to download it, so tell me, Sid, if you can, will there be any new content (Meaning: anything that we hardcore Gran Turismo fans haven’t seen before) for us to see?


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      + Sid Shuman on October 2nd, 2010 at 7:30 pm said:

      No word on Qore yet, but look for a post early Monday AM. It’ll have details and a video trailer.


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    + zekececil14 on October 2nd, 2010 at 6:36 pm said:

    I just commented and it didnt show up. It doesnt even say “awaiting moderation” its just not there.


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      + Sid Shuman on October 2nd, 2010 at 7:30 pm said:

      I see you here…(^_^)


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    + DZORMAGEN on October 2nd, 2010 at 6:46 pm said:

    You said you are playing the upcoming Scott Pilgrim DLC, can you please give us the description of the three trophies (what is needed to get them)? Also are all three trophies bronze?


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    + Deak1124 on October 2nd, 2010 at 7:51 pm said:

    I’m playing Dead Rising 2 as well. This was my big one going into Fall 2010, so I am glad to get my hands on it finally. I’m even more excited, knowing that this week I managed to score a full size Chuck Greene jacket via preorder on Capcom’s online store.

    Hope you are enjoying it also. It’ll tide me over until my next big purchase day, 10/12. I’m picking up Medal of Honor & The Shoot for PS3.

    I love my Move & I love the deals Sony scores with publishers/developers for exclusive PS3 content. Games like Medal of Honor are no brainer PS3 purchases.


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    + UNIT-TRB on October 2nd, 2010 at 7:52 pm said:

    MAG via the move is a challenge…. but that just means I am hardcore..lol


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    + fuzzyclutter on October 2nd, 2010 at 8:18 pm said:

    whats up with the DL servers ? 250 min for a 980 MB DL ?


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    + Exalted_Knight on October 2nd, 2010 at 9:04 pm said:

    Hey I got first and didn’t do what other bucket-heads did and yelled FIRST! LOL, but why is Sony holding so tight to the trophies for GT5, apparently its going to be a BIG surprise November 2nd! Question Does anybody know if the G27 is the new supported GT5 Official wheel or is it still the Logitech Driving Force GT, Thanks


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    + nYcFrEeWiLL82 on October 2nd, 2010 at 9:47 pm said:

    IM PLAYING
    PS3:SOCOM CONFRONTATION(WORKING BETTER THAN EVER),RED DEAD REDEMPTION(LIARS AND CHEAT PACK..CANT WAIT FOR THE NEW ZOMBIE DLC THIS MONTH),MODNATION RACERS AND DEAD SPACE AND SOON NBA2K11
    PSP:GOD OF WAR GHOST OF SPARTA DEMO, RESISTANCE:RETRIBUTION,MORTAL KOMBAT:UNCHAINED
    IM READING
    RICH DAD POOR DAD AND VENOM VS CARNAGE #1 AND #2(PSP DIGITAL COMIC)
    I WATCHED:IRON MAN 2(2TIMES),ZOMBIELAND AND TRIED TO WATCH PRINCE OF PERCIA BUT IT WAS DRAGGIN TOO MUCH SO I KNOCKED OUT ON 3/4 OF THE MOVIE :P


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    + TheChicagoShadow on October 3rd, 2010 at 7:51 am said:

    NBA 2K11 Jordan baby


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    + tj5678 on October 3rd, 2010 at 9:12 am said:

    Sid,

    It’s great new PS3 greatest hits were released, any word on psp greatest hits joining the lineup?


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    + trk29 on October 3rd, 2010 at 10:40 am said:

    @ Exalted Knight. DFGT is the official wheel. It was designed for GT. The G27 is supported and the shift lights now work. Go to GTplanet for answers to most of your questions.


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    + PhillyTheCat on October 3rd, 2010 at 1:16 pm said:

    no “The Drop” again this week right?


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    + df2506 on October 3rd, 2010 at 1:45 pm said:

    I’m Playing: I played the Lara Croft & My Sims Heroes demos last week. I was really impressed by the Lara Croft demo. Wish I had the money to get the game. As for My Sims Heroes, it was fun demo.

    I’m Watching: Tons of stuff, but tonight I’ll probably watch the movie The Insider. (side note: Fringe is great!)

    I’m Reading: I’ve been reading some free Marvel comics over at the Marvel.com site. Not much else at the moment. Still looking for another good sci-fi or fantasy book to read.

    Here’s hoping for that new Castlevania demo next week. Oh and maybe some other cool demos. Also hoping Qore has some interesting stuff.


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