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Many of you have been getting very excited about the chance to play Resistance 3′s competitive multiplayer modes online when the Resistance 3 Public Beta launches. Today, we’re happy to give some additional info about the launch dates for the beta.
For those of you who have received Early Access to the Public Beta via specially marked packages of SOCOM 4, we will be opening the beta to you at some point on Thursday, August 4th. Your existing codes will be able to be redeemed via the PlayStation Store and the Redeem Code button. PlayStation Plus subscribers in the U.S. will also be invited to join the beta beginning on August 23rd. If you’re a subscriber, all you’ll have to do is navigate to the PlayStation Plus section of the PlayStation Store to download the beta.
The first thing that comes to mind when most people think of Ratchet & Clank (aside from Qwark’s dashing good-looks and unflappable courage) is the incredible arsenal of weaponry. The Insomniac Games team has always prided themselves on delivering out-of-this-world weaponry that gives you all kinds of wacky ways to turn your enemies into space dust. In honor of that long lineage of weaponry, we’re kicking off our gameplay video series with four videos highlighting the weapons you’ll find in Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One.
July just flew by with amazing deals on movies and television shows. And this week we’ve got even more to top it all off!
This week, New Releases b rings the intense drama Trust, starring Clive Owen (Children of Men), Catherine Keener (The 40-Year Old Virgin), Viola Davis (Knight & Day) and Noah Emmerich (Super 8). Owen’s daughter falls victim to a cyber-predator and he becomes determined to track down the man responsible for her suffering.
Limitless, Take Me Home Tonight and Dylan Dog: Dead of the Night have climbed the movies charts in Top Downloads. Over in top TV, you’ll find all the episodes of season 5 of Showtime’s hit series Dexter where you can get geared up for the new season of slicing and dicing coming later this year.
Annihilation — the third pack of DLC maps for Call of Duty: Black Ops – comes to the PlayStation 3 late tonight after 2am Pacific Time. The DLC offers four new multiplayer arenas and a new jungle-based Zombies survival experience in Shangri-Li. In celebration of the big release, developer Treyarch has deemed that the double XP will flow all weekend long. I’ll be hosting a gameplay session this Friday night to soak some of that up myself, and my favorite game type is Domination. Truth be told, I’m not that good a shot, so objective-based modes like this one let me help the team and keep leveing up even if I’m nowhere near the top of the K/D ratios.
A public service announcement from Lockwood Publishing: Sodium 2 has seen its 3 millionth race! This means that Sodium 2 players have collectively traveled more than 75% of the way from the Earth to the Sun. In recognition of this amazing achievement, Lockwood Publishing is unlocking new Reverse Mode tracks in Sodium 2 this week. Head to the Sodium 2 launch grid on Thursday, July 28th to tear it up on your new tracks!
You may have seen the teaser posters placed throughout PlayStation Home that show a variety of mech silhouettes. This Thursday, these incredibly awesome MechJet costumes will finally be available from the Sodium store in the PlayStation Home Mall. These are seriously some of the most impressive costumes to ever be released in PlayStation Home. Watch this trailer and then tell us what you think in the comments section.
Formally announced at PlayStation’s E3 2011 press conference, the upcoming PlayStation Move Pack for LittleBigPlanet 2 will greatly expand the game’s already prodigious creation suite and add countless new gameplay variants. Based on my hands-on time, PlayStation Move support radically evolves the gameplay possibilities of LittleBigPlanet 2, whether it’s flinging and manipulating objects using the new Brain Crane power-up, creating outlandish Move-focused minigames from scratch, or animating characters and props by recording your PlayStation Move gestures.
“It’s the biggest update we’ve ever done,” Media Molecule’s Level Design Lead Kengo Kurimoto told me during a guided tour of the update last week in New York City.
Hey, PlayStation Bloggers! I wanted to share this highlight reel from the panel Jenova Chen and myself were on last week at Comic-Con (it was the first time attending for both of us!). We had a great time interacting with new and old fans, as we also had a playable demo in the main exhibit hall at the Sony PlayStation booth. We gave away a bunch of Journey t-shirts as well, so if you are one of those people, please show us a photo of you wearing it on our Facebook page – we love when our players represent! And if you weren’t able to get a shirt at the show, follow us on Facebook for more chances to win one.
Check out the HUGE THQ 50% sale on select games & add-ons – notable sale items include: Costume Quest & Grubbins on Ice, Stacking & The Lost Hobo King, Red Faction: Guerrilla Game and add-ons, Red Faction: Battlegrounds Game and add-ons, & You Don’t Know Jack add-ons.
On the new releases front, there are (4) PS3 games out today Back to the Future: The Game – Episode 5, Deadliest Warrior: Legends, Golden Axe, Section 8: Prejudice – Special Offer Bundle and Add-on. Speaking of special bundles, for those of you that have yet to experience the greatness of Fat Princess, there is a limited time Fat Princess Anniversary Bundle that includes the PS3 game, Fat Roles DLC, brand new dynamic theme and the Fat Princess avatars. Download today!!