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The PlayStation Recap — Totally Twisted Edition

Sid Shuman's Avatar + Posted by Sid Shuman on Feb 11, 2012 // Senior Manager, Social Media

It’s a rewarding time to be a part of the PlayStation community with the long-awaited birth of Twisted Metal on PS3 and the arrival of the PS Vita First Edition Bundle next week, followed by the nationwide launch of PS Vita on February 22nd. Exciting times! Oh, and before I forget, this is your last weekend to sign up for Starhawk beta early access. Don’t miss out!

In other news, Twisted Metal co-Director David Jaffe invited you to blow up his truck, Twisted Metal fans can score exclusive multiplayer skins (and a discount on flowers!), The Tester 3 launched with much fanfare, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus official joined PS Vita’s launch-day lineup, Square Enix showed of multiplayer footage from intriguing PS Vita launch title Army Corps of Hell, PlayStation: The Official Magazine revealed its new Starhawk cover story, Zen Pinball revealed its RPG-themed expansion, and we provided an inside look at the launch of PS Vita in a new behind-the-scenes video.

Are you picking up Twisted Metal or the PS Vita First Edition Bundle next week? What games are you catching up on over the weekend? Let us know in the comments!

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The 10 Most-Viewed Posts of the Week

  • How to Download PSP Titles to PS Vita — More than 275 PSP games will be available to play on PS Vita day one — here’s the current list and full details.
  • PlayStation Store Update — Gotham City Impostors, Shank 2, The Simpsons, Jak and Daxter, new UNCHARTED 3 DLC, three new full PS3 games and more.
  • Woo-hoo! The Simpsons: Arcade Game Hits PSN Tomorrow — This four-player coin-op classic has spent more than 20 years in console purgatory. The wait is finally over!
  • Starhawk: Limited Edition and Box Art Revealed — Pre-order now to get an automatic, free upgrade to the Limited Edition and all the benefits and content that bestows.
  • PlayStation Vita: The Unboxing — Peer into the gleaming box of the First Edition Bundle in this new video. PS Vita is just days away!
  • Play as the Villains in New Uncharted 3 Co-op Adventure DLC — Fort Co-Op Adventure marks the first time you’ll be able to play co-op as the UNCHARTED villains: Zoran Lazarević, Eddy Raja, and Harry Flynn.
  • Jak and Daxter Collection Available In Store and on PSN Today — Whether you buy it on disc or on PSN, you’ll get access to three classic PS2 games and more than 100 Trophies.
  • Dive Into PS Vita’s Augmented Reality Suite — PS Vita launches with a pack of Augmented Reality Play cards and free downloadable minigames. Get a tour of Fireworks and Cliff Diving here.
  • Vita Hill Social Club Calendar: Upcoming Events — Wanna play Mortal Kombat on PS Vita? How about Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3? Here’s how.
  • MLB 12 The Show: See the New Miami Marlins Ballpark — Learn how the team at San Diego Studios accurately recreated every square inch of this new stadium.
  • //Add Your Own

    35 Comments

    1

    + InfinitiProject on February 11th, 2012 at 1:03 pm said:

    I will be playing Twisted Metal this coming Tuesday for sure! For now I’m playing Motorstorm Apocalypse, Uncharted 3, and the Starhawk Beta.

    Unfortunately I won’t be getting the Vita just yet since I have to first build up my PS3 game library again :(


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    + Sonicfan11589 on February 11th, 2012 at 1:17 pm said:

    Can’t wait to get the Vita,
    -I’ve been watching on my PS3 Rocko’s Modern Life, such a classic show with lots of ‘hidden’ content for adults such as references to Psycho and The Shining in some episodes.

    -I’m not currently reading any books though I did finally finish a while back the Parasite Eve novel that the games are a sequel to.

    -I’m listening to various video game soundtracks on my ipod, Some of my favorites are The 3rd Birthday, Xenosaga (really need to make a collector’s edition with all 3 games, it is even an idea within my blog share with over 300 up votes)

    I had played The Simpsons Arcade game, WOO HOO! SO Glad it is finally on PSN for us fans.


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    + Butters360 on February 11th, 2012 at 1:21 pm said:

    This week is going to be AWESOME!! Already purchased UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss and WipEout 2048 for the PlayStation Vita!

    I’m Playing: UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception.

    I’m Watching: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3D and Nikita season two.

    I’m Reading: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.

    I’m Listening to: Official PlayStation Blogcast Episode 011: The David Bleeping Jaffe Show and Lacuna Coil’s new album “Dark Adrenaline.”


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    + Psikorps on February 11th, 2012 at 1:28 pm said:

    Hella good week coming up…

    I’m playing: Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon (Still…such a grind)

    I’m Watching: The clock, counting down the mins to when I get my first edition bundle.

    I’m Reading: Emails, I apparently have a relative that left me $67,000,000 in a over seas account, I just need to pay the transfer fees. Didnt realise I had so many people related to me that were so rich, I get one of these weekly. :D

    I’m Listening to: The sound of the second hand ticking down towards me getting my mitts on the Vita.


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    + D-Squad3 on February 11th, 2012 at 1:35 pm said:

    Can someone tell me what the Vita is? Never heard of it and it intrigues me. When does it come out? Hopefully Sony will market the heck out of it when it’s about to release because I have no idea what it is.


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    + walgrover on February 11th, 2012 at 1:38 pm said:

    Can’t wait for feb 22

    i’m playing: uncharted 3, and ico and shadow of colossus collection.

    i’m watching: bonus content for ico and shadow collection.

    i’m reading: game informer the last of us issue

    i’m listening: to ps blogcast


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    + perrandy on February 11th, 2012 at 1:46 pm said:

    no wonder abby reye’s vid was the most watched vid of the week.yes is indeed a cutie pie and i think you guys at sony should do more stuff with her…abra la puerta indeed! XD

    anyways, i’m watching: nothing
    reading: this blog and others
    playing: gurumin monstruos adventure


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    + perrandy on February 11th, 2012 at 1:48 pm said:

    i meant reyes ‘s and she is in my above post lol


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    + soxicide on February 11th, 2012 at 2:07 pm said:

    Playing – Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Pushmo

    Watching – not much, waiting for The Walking Dead to start up again.

    Reading – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban + any and all vita info

    Listening – PS Blogcast + Podcast Beyond

    Impatiently waiting for – First edition Vita, originally was just getting the standard 3g bundle but I want it asap. Also Twisted Metal has been on my want list since the ps3 was announced!


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    + TUSTIN1 on February 11th, 2012 at 2:31 pm said:

    ‘The 10 Most-Viewed Posts of the Week’, eh?

    I find it surprising that, ‘PS3 System Software Update (v4.10)’ isn’t on the list with 350+ posts attached to it.

    I bet a lot of people would be online gaming right now if their headsets worked properly…


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    + lisatsunami on February 11th, 2012 at 2:36 pm said:

    Hi, Sid:

    I’m playing Kingdoms of Amalur, which runs perfectly but is still not as good as Skyrim;

    Watching: The Tester. That first “test” was really unnecessary & beneath Sony;

    Reading: your above link on the Skyrim patch. Thanks, I will be returning to that incredible world, even though I platinumed.


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    + materclobber on February 11th, 2012 at 2:46 pm said:

    when will playstation suite come out for the vita? i really want to know more about the game selection for it!!! please tell if you know anything!!!
    thanks


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    + MarinoBrea on February 11th, 2012 at 3:07 pm said:

    Twisted Metal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    + juggalorider on February 11th, 2012 at 3:45 pm said:

    @D-Squad3 idiot learn to look things up, theres even a vid on this page saying what the vita is, ethier you really stupid or your just acting stupid, anyone that post on ps blog or even looks at it should know what the vita is, also the release date is in the vid, GOD i hate it when people don’t even brother to read the blog an then they post qustions that are answerd in the blog that they posted a comment in, how stupid are you to skip all that writing an the vid that would tell you what you wanted to know about the vita (well not everything but most of it


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    + DoTheKiller91 on February 11th, 2012 at 4:13 pm said:

    @13

    I think attacking him and calling him stupid/idiot was not needed, you should learn respect if you want to be respected…


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    + TUSTIN1 on February 11th, 2012 at 4:37 pm said:

    @13 I’m going to take a wild, stab in the dark and say that he was being sarcastic.

    He was simply pointing out the lack of advertising – If I didn’t read about it here, I probably wouldn’t know anything about it either.

    Remember the old saying about throwing stones in glass houses…or was it stupid is as stupid does?


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    + Finaldeath1689 on February 11th, 2012 at 4:44 pm said:

    “I’m playing: Twisted Metal”

    Thanks for rubbing it in our faces :(


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    + juggalorider on February 11th, 2012 at 4:49 pm said:

    @DoTheKiller91 ya i know but im tried of people like him acting like they don’t know anything about the vita when they do, also they can tell there friends like i am, also i do know alot of people haven’t heard of the vita but 90% of those people that i talked to don’t even care about handhelds an all of them don’t even check the ps blog like i do (im on almost everyday), to me that just shows people need to check the blog atleast once a month, one last thing i almost never watch tv anymore because i hate comericals so the only time i watch tv is what is on my DVR since i can fast forward, so more comicals still wouldn’t help people like me, thats why i look at the ps blog to see if anything new is coming

    @Sid oh ya thanx for lieing to me, you told me Rockstar Games would post something on the blog soon an that was over 2 months ago, sony is gonna lose down the road if they lose GTA, they already made the mistake by not geting GTA4 on ps3 only an now they won’t even post anything about the new one, good start…. NOT


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    + juggalorider on February 11th, 2012 at 4:50 pm said:

    @TUSTIN1 he still sounds like an idiot to me


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    + xBlackBloodx on February 11th, 2012 at 4:55 pm said:

    Any news on Warrior’s Lair? I can only afford one PSV game and am really looking forward to Warrior’s Lair. Also, Will the PS3 version come with the Vita Version? Hope to hear from you guys.

    On another note:
    – Have TM Pre-Ordered and on it’s way
    – Have the TM Strategy Guide Pre-Ordered and on it’s way (for after i beat it first)
    – Have the PS Vita Launch bundle Pre-Ordered and is shipping soon
    – Added an additional year to my PS Plus

    Just have to wait now for Warrior’s Lair and my Next few months are gonna be VERY occupied.


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    + snakeeyes211 on February 11th, 2012 at 5:08 pm said:

    Happy birthday to me :-)


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    + bakerarmy on February 11th, 2012 at 5:41 pm said:

    I am playing: metal gear solid 3, and waiting for twisted metal, darkness 2, my vita and UC: GA, and a couple more.

    I just wish my Vita comes on time, I got 2nd day air, but it might not ship on the 15th. Fingers crossed


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    + XFRod on February 11th, 2012 at 8:27 pm said:

    For me, this is the most exciting week in gaming since the initial launch of the PS3. The Vita alone is enough to have me pumped but, throw in a whole new Uncharted experience to go along with it…… !!!!!!!! Time is going to draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag until Wednesday morning.

    Playing: FFXIII, never finished it and, want to before diving into FFXIII-2.
    Watching: The River – It’s LOST, on the Amazon river.
    Reading: Various Vita articles online.
    Listening: Susanne Vega – 99.9 Degrees


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    + DaMann22 on February 11th, 2012 at 10:18 pm said:

    10 more days until its here! As for me, I can’t wait as well as most of the people on here,

    Playing: Back to the Future: Episode 2, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Shogun 2
    Watching: Arrested Development end of season 2, Samurai Champloo (rewatch)
    Reading: Y The Last Man
    Listening: The F*ing Jaffe Show, IGN Podcast (Gamescoop, Beyond, Assemble) , IFanboy Pick of the Week


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    + Kakashi00521 on February 11th, 2012 at 11:27 pm said:

    I already have the Vita! :D \m/ F-YEAH


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    + JH-FallenReaper on February 12th, 2012 at 12:03 am said:

    Damn you guys are lucky,im broke have no job and wasting all my money on my senior year,like Senior package 220 bucks,yearbook 80 bucks,cap and gown 40 bucks.
    im getting my 1st game this year Twisted Metal.ill have to sell Batman AC in order to pay it off
    I want a 3D TV, VITA, PS PLUS, a new MP3, Skateboard, new released games. but cant afford it. have fun playing with your stuff guys ill eventually get a job if im lucky to get hired plus all my friends have Xbox 360 so i cant borrow games. anyways thanks sony and jeff for bringing back Twisted Metal.
    KILLZONE best franchise for me i know its random things im saying but it makes people feel better when i tell someone.


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    + SirBeck on February 12th, 2012 at 1:34 am said:

    Hi Sid,
    What games are looking forward to the most on the VITA? I hope we see a bunch of RTS games come to it.

    I’m playing: RED DEAD REDEMPTION, UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception.

    I’m watching: Doctor Who (season 2,NETFLIX), Paul on BD.


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    + BxNYCBonaoDR on February 12th, 2012 at 2:37 am said:

    I want some type of Grand Theft Auto game on the PS Vita. Not a remake of existing games like Rockstar did with GTA Liberty City Stories(GTA III) and Vice City Stories(GTA Vice City). But an entirely new game like Chinatown Wars game that Rockstar did for the PSP. Cross your fingers that Rockstar releases a GTA game after they release GTA V for consoles. It will be an epic gamiing experience on such a beautiful OLED Screen and with all the different vita functions.


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    + twistedfloyd on February 12th, 2012 at 8:30 am said:

    Great week on the blog because so much of it was Twisted Metal related! Thank you for all the TMU videos! They were great!

    Sid, I envy you for being able to play Twisted RIGHT NOW! I can’t wait for Tuesday for it, and by then I can finally stop pestering for you TM news like I’ve been doing for the past year and a half. Thanks for the updates along the way and keep up the great work!

    Playing: The Ico and Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection (Ico), Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (second play through and multiplayer), Batman: Arkham Asylum, Twisted Metal 2

    Reading: Nada

    Watching: Game of Thrones, The Office, Parks and Rec


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    + registry_error on February 12th, 2012 at 8:47 am said:

    I have a specific question in regards to psv’s bluetooth functionality. Is the psvita designed to work with a bluetooth stereo headset w/mic and allow both in-game sound as well as voice chat simotaneously?


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    + KingDubin on February 12th, 2012 at 9:26 am said:

    I’m Playing: Gran Turismo 5 Exclusively

    I’m Watching: ESPN, E!, YouTube

    I’m Reading: Nothing Right Now, apart from Gran Turismo News on GTPlanet.net

    I’m Listening To: Full Albums on YT (My New Obsession), Van Halen’s new album “A Different Kind Of Truth”.

    Oh, and Sid, have you heard anything about “Absolute Supercars” and when it may come to North America? I’ve been looking forward to this game ever since it first came out in Europe as “Supercar Challenge”. Please let me know if you know anything.

    Thanks!


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    + havocsarmy on February 12th, 2012 at 10:00 am said:

    I have too many games to catch up on and looking forward to Asura’s Wrath and Darksiders 2. I won’t forget about the PS Vita though.


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    + FenceB3yond on February 12th, 2012 at 10:04 am said:

    I just wanted to come on here and voice my dissatisfaction with ordering the PS Vita First Edition bundle through Amazon. I look forward to the product and think the bundle is a great promotion. However, Amazon is not treating the Feb 15 date as the release date. They are estimating that it will ship on Feb 20 and arrive on Feb 29. A full week after the retail launch is not what I wanted. I have contacted their support and been given the run around without anyone speaking as if Feb 15 is when they will be able to ship the bundle. Not happy.


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    + crazy_kracker1 on February 12th, 2012 at 11:43 am said:

    working on plat on Splinter Cell and as for books i forget what one of those is lol


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    + crazy_kracker1 on February 12th, 2012 at 1:44 pm said:

    @ 32 with Amazon you can cancel the order since they don’t charge till they ship it. check gamestop see if they have any left to pre order pick it up the same day


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