Welcome back! If you were traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, you might have missed the launch of our long-awaited weekly podcast (now on its second episode). Planning, taping, and editing the Official PlayStation.Blogcast has been a lot of work, but hearing the constructive feedback, suggestions, and reactions from PlayStation.Blog readers has been immensely rewarding for Jeff, Nick, Rey, and I. Call it a labor of love! Have a great idea for an upcoming Blogcast? Never be shy about leaving ideas: this is your show.
If you’ve enjoyed the Official PlayStation.Blogcast so far, we encourage you to rate the show in iTunes. Among other things, it helps introduce new listeners to the smooth, dreamy sounds of Nick Suttner. Thanks again for your support!
In other news, major announcements have been on the light side this week. Still, we did see some interesting PlayStation developments: Our intrepid EU correspondent James Gallagher learned more about MotorStorm RC for PS Vita and PS3; MLB 12 The Show revealed its first screenshots for PS3 (and yep, it’s coming to PS Vita, too); Insomniac Games revealed two ways to win a pair of ultra-rare Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One arcade cabinets; Sucker Punch shared tips for creating custom graphic novel cutscenes in inFAMOUS 2 and inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood; and the team behind ModNation Racers: Road Trip for PS Vita released new details for the Track Studio.
What are you playing this weekend?
- I’m playing: Sound Shapes (at our PS Vita Social Club in San Francisco, now open), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception
- I’m watching: Stake Land on Blu-ray, Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: ‘The Meat Planet’
- I’m reading: Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion by Janet Reitman
- I’m listening to: The Official PlayStation Blogcast Episode 002 (please subscribe and rate us on iTunes!)
Most-Watched Video of the Week: Yakuza Dead Souls – Character Trailer
The 10 Most-Viewed Posts of the Week
PlayStation Store Update — Digital editions of The Sly Collection and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Voltron: Defender Of The Universe, Scene It? Movie Night, Darkstalkers (PSone), Tak 2 Staff of Dreams (PS2), plus loads of new DLC and PlayStation Plus discounts. Vehicle Dynamics in DUST 514 — The PSN-exclusive multiplayer shooter reveals its plan for vehicular combat with hints at armor specs, weapon details, and faction technology strengths. Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand hits PSN Tuesday with New Guns, Vehicles, Assignments — Battlefield 3’s first expansion is coming to PS3 one week early; get more details on the Official PlayStation Blogcast. Exclusive Best Buy PlayStation 3D Display Offer — A new Kevin Butler ad meets a killer new discount: Pick up a 3D Display at Best Buy and score a new PS3 for just $100! San Francisco: PS Vita Meet-ups Kick Off This Week — Thanks for coming out to support for the grand opening of our San Francisco PS Vita Social Club! We had a blast showing off PS Vita to so many PlayStation.Blog readers and Blogcast listeners in one place. This Week in PlayStation Home: Novus Prime 1-Year Anniversary Event, Holiday Specials, New Movies — PlayStation Home’s exclusive multiplayer space combat shooter serves up freebies and discounts this week; Crackle serves up new free movies like The International, Quarantine, and Fright Night. Developer Origins: Irrational Games’ Ken Levine — BioShock Infinite Creative Director Ken Levine discusses his formative years as a geek youngling: his favorite movie monster, his favorite books, and his very first piece of fiction. NBA 2K12 Brings the Legends Showcase DLC Today — Ten bucks scores you this ambitious expansion pack for NBA 2K12, which introduces a new fantasy court, a sweet retro cel-shaded visual style, and new players from the pantheon of basketball’s legends. More Eco: Naughty Dog Remembers 10 Years of Jak and Daxter — It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 10 years since Naughty Dog’s original classic trilogy landed on PS2. Co-president Evan Wells remembers the good old days in a new post. Exclusive Look At New Characters In New Yakuza: Dead Souls Trailer — “If You Thought Zombies Were Bad — Meet the Yakuza”