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PlayStation Around the Web: What We Read

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Aug 07, 2011 // Sr. Social Media Manager

It’s been a fun week; in case you missed it, we dropped by IGN’s Podcast Beyond #200, where we shared the joy of UNCHARTED 3 multiplayer, and I extolled the virtues of Galaga Legions DX, which I’ve been enjoying since Tuesday. My lil brother is in town from the East Coast, so it’s been fun catching up on Castle Crashers PSN, which I had never gotten the chance to really dive into. It’s fun, and filled with potty humor. Perfection.

What are you playing this weekend?

Next up for PlayStation (and this Blog): We’ll be heading out to Old World Europe at the end of the week for Gamescom. Expect a full slate of updates once the show kicks off.

The PS.Blog weekly reading list (Week of August 1, 2011)


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27 Comments

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+ Hamza_A_Khan on August 7th, 2011 at 10:08 am said:

Nice!


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+ Butters360 on August 7th, 2011 at 10:14 am said:

Hah! The Nathan Drake/Penguin story was awesome to read. Hard to believe that was Nolan North, he sounds amazing as the Penguin.

Wouldn’t be much of a PlayStation fan if I didn’t love IGN’s PS3 exclusive story. So true and I hope SCE WWS keep getting bigger.

Have fun at GamesCom PlayStation Blog team! As Audrey Cleo would say, “I am jelly.”


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+ afrsoul on August 7th, 2011 at 10:15 am said:

not bad readings for the week


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+ KazeEternal on August 7th, 2011 at 10:22 am said:

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/118/1186606p1.html?RSSwhen2011-08-06_140500&RSSid=1186606&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ignfeeds%2Fps3+%28IGN+PS3%29

Another interesting article Jeff, I don’t believe half of this list is something to take to the bank. However Insomniac (though I believe the obstacle is our buddy Ted Price and not an unwillingness on Sony’s part), Housemarque, Level-5, Q-games, Thatgamecompany, and Sanzaru are companies of interest and each have proven themselves to prove a decent enough product line to keep wind in the sails. Now if we can only get more high production JRPG’s on the PS3 with good story lines :-P


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+ Nithorias on August 7th, 2011 at 10:47 am said:

Thanks Jeff, I love checking each week Around the Web: What We Read, it keeps me updated lol, btw I read there’s a new PS3 Slim coming to NA labeled CECH-3001A/B, it is true and how much will it be since my 80gb PS3 got YLOD a week ago :( but still PS3 for life :)


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+ DZORMAGEN on August 7th, 2011 at 11:03 am said:

Hey Jeff, you and Rey were great at Beyond 200! Beyond!!!!


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+ Andrefpvs on August 7th, 2011 at 11:19 am said:

Hey Jeff, good stuff at IGN’s podcast.

By the way, Catherine’s trophies still don’t appear on the official site.

Can you guys please add them? Thanks!


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+ BossmanCCrowder1 on August 7th, 2011 at 11:31 am said:

Woo! Beyond!!! Glad to see you and Rey at the podcast. Keep making those minis haha!


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+ Destiny89 on August 7th, 2011 at 11:39 am said:

I just recently beaten Catherine, such a great game and Jeff i been wondering, will sony ever give us the chance or the ability to change our ID names? i mean it should be a good revenue generator for the company maybe $6.99 to change your ID so those who really want to make a new name but dont want to lose all the trophies can change them with paying a fee.. o how i wish sony would have this feature, changing our ID names is all i want :P. keep telling sony about this please :)


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+ Kane22_ on August 7th, 2011 at 12:12 pm said:

OK maybe you’ll answer me this time instead of ignoring me the last time. anyway why is raystorm hd still not on the ps store yet?. its been well over a year and its still not hear also why hasn’t siren blood cures has had a permanent price drop yet. seriously its been 3yrs and its still $39.99. also i love ps+ but here lately its been very mediocre did u guys run out of stuff already? seriously this week update for + is terrible. i know darn well u guys have way more to offer than that crap u are about to give us this Tuesday.


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+ Deak1124 on August 7th, 2011 at 12:50 pm said:

Hey Jeff, I was wondering if there was any reasoning behind the swap of the pack in title for the upcoming 3D TV bundles this week.

To me, Resistance 3 seemed like a great game to throw into the bundle. I played the Battle: LA Blu-Ray demo and was blown away by this new installment. I actually planned on holding off from purchasing it on its 9/6 launch, knowing it was coming with this.

Now, I don’t have to wait any longer because I’ll be getting the game when it launches in September.

Anyway, I already have Motorstorm: Apocalypse (Best One Yet By The Way), and I’m just puzzled by the decision to make that game the pack in title as opposed to something not out yet, like Resistance 3 or Uncharted 3.

Don’t get me wrong, the bundle is still high on my Holiday wishlist but I am just curious as to the swap, which from what I seen was only briefly mentioned on Insomniac’s Facebook, but never explained.


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+ jecs90 on August 7th, 2011 at 1:04 pm said:

Sup


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+ jecs90 on August 7th, 2011 at 1:06 pm said:

Vita as a ps3 controller? Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ jecs90 on August 7th, 2011 at 1:07 pm said:

So is castle crashers a good game?? Should i buy it?


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+ jecs90 on August 7th, 2011 at 1:09 pm said:

Sucker punh on sony sale. Only in play station. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ jecs90 on August 7th, 2011 at 1:09 pm said:

U ROCK SONY!!!!!!!


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+ buenabena3 on August 7th, 2011 at 1:18 pm said:

yo jeff when do u think that ps vita is going to be release


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+ jkuc75sj on August 7th, 2011 at 2:45 pm said:

Haha, man that Catherine Article was funny! Everyone should read it!


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+ x-iiReFLECTS_Zz on August 7th, 2011 at 3:11 pm said:

are we ever ganna get a chance to change our id


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+ RobinDaHoodRDH on August 7th, 2011 at 7:16 pm said:

alright i have been a playstation fan since i was a little kid playing the og playstation and dont ge tme wrong i love how playstation 3 plays the old system as well but [DELETED] is going on with the ps2 gameplay i have over 50 games for the ps2 that i can not play so wut your saying since i have a ps3 im [DELETED] outa luck and i have to go buy a ps2 now to play my old games i sold both of my ps2 consoles to get the ps3 because i would have thought yous would have made it compatible to play o n the ps3. i have heard rumors that they would be release a add-on other than the one that is already up for the system to be able to play ps2 games i know that the older model ps3 play the ps2 games with the add-on that is already on the playstation store but wut about the rest of us the ones who spend hundreds of dollars on your consols and games and now 90% of the games i own for playstation consols i cant even play are you’s working on it or will we get left in the dust as the new playstation 4 consol is going to be released sin cerly robindahood rdh


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+ kogoro_new on August 7th, 2011 at 9:05 pm said:

great info about Vita and PS3 ;D

I love this post every week :P
thanks jeff!


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+ jpope1998 on August 7th, 2011 at 9:52 pm said:

If your using a ps vita as a ps3 controller that would be awsome.


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+ lisatsunami on August 8th, 2011 at 2:51 am said:

Informative & interesting, thanks.

I am eagerly awaiting whatever news you all will be revealing @ Gamescon.


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+ typie269 on August 8th, 2011 at 5:16 am said:

is it me or does it say a error has occerd this is a dns error. or a error has occerd you have been sighned out of play station network on thr 8 7 and 6th?


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+ EggySong85 on August 8th, 2011 at 5:26 am said:

One of the biggest features I am hoping for with Vita is the ability to remotely log into my PS3 and play it from any wifi connection. I don’t know if that’s realistic, though. I don’t know if the connection speeds could handle it. I also hope to see at least 90% of all existing PSN games be fully playable and transferrable to Vita.


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+ mgsnull617 on August 8th, 2011 at 9:35 am said:

thats funny in catherine the ending alters not on what decisions u make but on what questions are answered “fact” I read on a review on this blog….whoever wrote that article is full of crap…. the only games that make me feel i have a choice is Hitman and fallout series…..dont try to jive me with that jive A$$ qbert game


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+ UnDead_Reapzz on August 8th, 2011 at 11:41 am said:

is it just me or did it say an error has occured when i sign in like its a dns error or somethin on 8th of august and btw sony august 12th is my birthday and if you could let me back online that would be amazing


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