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The PlayStation Recap — Big Guns Edition

Sid Shuman's Avatar + Posted by Sid Shuman on Feb 04, 2012 // Senior Manager, Social Media

I’m quietly stunned by how quickly 2012 has kicked into gear: This week gave us major new releases in the form of Soulcalibur V and Final Fantasy XIII-2; next week sees the release of The Darkness II and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, followed by Twisted Metal and the PS Vita First Edition Bundle the following week. What upcoming release are you most interested in playing?

This week saw a deluge of information for 2012′s gaming crop: Game Informer revealed its The Last of Us cover story, Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford discussed Aliens: Colonial Marines and what he knows about Prometheus, Drinkbox Studios showed off Mutant Blobs Attack for PS Vita, the team behind MLB 12 The Show served up two new videos devoted to the improved batting and pitching gameplay, a new video revealed MotorStorm RC’s online features and PS3-to-PS Vita competition, Starbreeze Studios gave us a tour of its well-received Syndicate co-op demo, The Tester 3 revealed a sneak peek of its first episode, NIS America showcased Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention for PS Vita, and Team 17 revealed its PSN release plans for Worms Ultimate Mayhem.

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  • //Add Your Own

    19 Comments

    1

    + perrandy on February 4th, 2012 at 3:48 pm said:

    yo,sid! now that the psn has changed his name to sen.could you tell us if the name change is cosmetic in nature or should the fanbase get excited about it? if you know what i mean :0

    anyways, i’m playing :gurumin monstruos adventure
    reading: neogaf and this blog
    watching: fate/extra zero


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    + KazeEternal on February 4th, 2012 at 3:54 pm said:

    When are we going to be able to deactivate PS3s from the website?

    I was at a friends place the other day and we wanted to use my Rock Band 3 tracks and Soul Calibur V DLC, but where unable to because I had reached the new usage limit of 2 systems at a time. I have one System at home and another at FIEA and both were 45 Minutes away from where I was, kind of an inconvenience.


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    + Robbie_G_lrish on February 4th, 2012 at 4:17 pm said:

    Playing: Twisted Metal Demo, Starhawk Beta, Resistance 3, Disgaea 4, Motorstorm: Pacific Rift
    Watching: Super Bowl 46!!! LET’S GO GIANTS!!!
    Listening: Mark Lanegan, The Darkness


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    + dlhdav7 on February 4th, 2012 at 4:24 pm said:

    the psv has over taken my mind sense i per-ordered it!! Let me tell you that Sony had a hand in it !! I got the wi-fi one at first but then you came out with the 3g 299 deal!! well that through me for a loop!!lol!! I could not decide what one to get ! but i decided to get the 299 deal and keep the stater kit that has the 4md memory card.So now i think i have it under control!But now Feb 22nd is taking to dame long to get here !!Now I know Sony will come out with another deal and it will start all over!! help me i have a gaming problem!!!


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    + bakerarmy on February 4th, 2012 at 6:10 pm said:

    I am Playing (Catch Up): AC Revelations, Saints Row The Third and took a break from Skyrim.

    I am watching: Grimm, Fringe, and catching up on movies

    I am reading: The Hunger Games

    Sid, I can’t wait to get my Vita. I pre-ordered the First Edition Bundle. I can’t wait to get Mortal Kombat for it either. Good preview by the way.

    When can we get a Drop for the Vita PSN games like Escape Plan? does it come out early or do we have to wait for the 22?

    I have 2 PSP’s registered, but no longer have my first one. How can I unregister it so I can have the Vita ready to go? Since it changed and I can only have 2 units either PSP or Vita. Don’t want to sacrfice my working PSP.


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    + SLICK_T on February 4th, 2012 at 7:31 pm said:

    Sony I swear you guys need to tell the developers to get off their butt and put most of the new popular games on PSN for download already. I’m sick of BF3, GT5, Skyrim, Saints row 3 and Nascar 11 being disc only.

    I’m sorry but you’re blueray lasers in PS3 isn’t reliable at all. So I prefer digital only and limiting the games you’re putting on the store is losing sales from me. Start putting these new games on psn to and tell the GT5 developers their excuse of its too big a file isn’t going to cut it with me. GT5 can’t be more than Black ops and its 18 gigs.

    Those developers need to stop being selfish by forcing us to disc. They just don’t want us having two digital copies of their games. Its why developers held out putting games on psn untill you limited us to 2 activations instead of 5.

    Also I have a message to you developers, stop tricking us on LOCKED SAVE DATA in your games. I think a law suit needs to force these game developers to put information on the game box in huge letters, THE SAVE DATA IS CONSOLE LOCKED so you need PS PLUS to back up save data. Cause hyping you’re games and then we buy it and get locked save data is blackmail tricking. I’m sick of this locked save data crap on PS3.


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    + BLUE-EYED-SLICKT on February 4th, 2012 at 7:41 pm said:

    Sony I swear you guys need to tell the developers to get off their butt and put most of the new popular games on PSN for download already. I’m sick of BF3, GT5, Skyrim, Saints row 3 and Nascar 11 being disc only.

    I’m sorry but you’re blueray lasers in PS3 isn’t reliable at all. So I prefer digital only and limiting the games you’re putting on the store is losing sales from me. Start putting these new games on psn to and tell the GT5 developers their excuse of its too big a file isn’t going to cut it with me. GT5 can’t be more than Black ops and its 18 gigs.

    Those developers need to stop being selfish by forcing us to disc. They just don’t want us having two digital copies of their games. Its why developers held out putting games on psn untill you limited us to 2 activations instead of 5.

    Also I have a message to you developers, stop tricking us on LOCKED SAVE DATA in your games. I think a law suit needs to force these game developers to put information on the game box in huge letters, THE SAVE DATA IS CONSOLE LOCKED so you need PS PLUS to back up save data. Cause hyping you’re games and then we buy it and get locked save data is blackmail tricking. I’m sick of this locked save data crap on PS3.


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    + NASCAR-_-LEGEND on February 4th, 2012 at 7:59 pm said:

    How about that guys. Sony is blocking me from commenting over and over again. Wow now I know why you forced us to sign a agreement that we can’t sue you. You guys wanted to treat us like crap and not be sued over it or lie to us 24/7 and not be sued for it. Well blocking my comments on here is really pissing me off. I pay thousands to you’re company a year and blocking my comments is the thanks I get. Screw you sony!


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    + dlhdav7 on February 4th, 2012 at 9:14 pm said:

    @ nascar.. maybe there sick of hearing you cry like we are !! so take your but over to Xbox or Wii and shut the hell up !! can’t you take a hint !! nobody wants you here !! you have no friends !!!!! we don’t like you !!!!


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    + dlhdav7 on February 4th, 2012 at 9:28 pm said:

    does this mean your not getting the vita? you spend thousands ? Sony will probably go bankrupt because of you not spending your thousands of dollars!! your stupid !!!!


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    + BxNYCBonaoDR on February 5th, 2012 at 2:38 am said:

    I’m going to get the $249.99 Wi-Fi version w/the Official PS Vita starter Kit $39.99. I can’t wait to play the Uncharted game on my new Vita come 2/22/12. I also can’t wait to msg my friends from the Vita and rub it in their faces. LOL I can see them from my Vita friends list but on their PS3 i appear offline. OMG can’t wait. I am counting down the days. Got my Vita preorder completely payed off. : )


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    + Lugoves on February 5th, 2012 at 5:26 am said:

    I am Playing (Catch Up): Twisted Metal Demo, Gotham City Impostors Demo, Skyrim.
    I am watching: Grimm, Fringe, and catching up on Farscape
    I am reading: John Carter: Adventures on Mars Collection


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    + twistedfloyd on February 5th, 2012 at 6:42 am said:

    Playing: Twisted Metal Demo, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection (Ico), Batman Arkham City
    Watching: The Office, Parks and Rec
    Reading: Nothing really.

    When I’ve had a chance to play the TM demo I’ve been thoroughly impressed. So happy that it was more than worth the wait!


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    + ReptileHand on February 5th, 2012 at 9:20 am said:

    Hey Assassin’s Creed Revelations is having a Double XP weekend. Why wasn’t I informed of this 2 days ago? I only learned of this as Saturday was coming to a close and couldn’t take advantage of it. If there is some way you could announce Double XP weekends for whatever games on the XMB whether it be via the “What’s New” section, the PSN store, or the XMB header. I would really appreciate it.


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    + JoeTheBeast16 on February 5th, 2012 at 9:22 am said:

    Hey Sid, did Sony finally pony up a full blown vita for you?! or are you playing it at the social clubs still?
    I’ve got my first edition bundle all paid off, and this week i’m going to pay off my 32 gb memory stick.
    Plus I’ve been eating at taco bell far more then I should in an attempt to win another one with an additional game :p.
    Can’t wait for it!
    I’ve had a countdown on my computer since launch!
    9 days 19 hours 37 minutes 30 seconds until I can go pick mine up!!!

    I’m playing: Skyrim (until Kingdoms of Amalur comes out, then it’ll only be that until the vita comes out, followed by Twisted Metal)
    Watching: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
    Reading: Lots of news articles on the Vita!


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    + ReptileHand on February 5th, 2012 at 9:26 am said:

    @bakerarmy

    I should read the Hunger Games, it sounds wicked good, but I’m already wrapped up in 2 other books >.<


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    + StealthReborn– on February 5th, 2012 at 1:31 pm said:

    Hey Sid, with the Vita releasing soon, do you think there could be a chance of nudging Irrational Games on Bioshock Vita?

    Haven’t really heard anything in terms of just general information. Anything will do! It’s too quiet! =)

    Hope you enjoy(ed) the Super Bowl! =)


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    + havocsarmy on February 5th, 2012 at 1:55 pm said:

    I’m interested to play Asura’s Wrath.

    Playing Dragon Age II

    Watching The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition

    Just activated my PS+ subscription and I don’t know what i’ve been missing out on. There’s been alot of good stuff

    Good work Sony. As long as you keep this up you will have me for a long time=)


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    + SirBeck on February 5th, 2012 at 9:46 pm said:

    Hi Sid

    I got try out the VITA at the local Best Buy. I was more impressed then I thought I would have been. Actually really like the augmented reality part of LITTLE DEVIANTS. I was playing Welcome Park and triggered some trophies but was surprised and sadden not to hear the “ding”,. Do you know if that is in settings or if the VITA just does not have that.

    I’m playing: UNCHARTED 3, BATTLEFIELD 3, MASS EFFECT 2

    I’m watching: Buck Rogers In The 21st Century (NETFLIX)

    I’m reading: THE PARADISE WAR by Stephen Lawhead, Just finished it this week. Time to find another copy of the second book in the series, used to have it but must have lost it over the years.


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