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The PlayStation Recap — GDC Wrap-up Edition

Sid Shuman's Avatar + Posted by Sid Shuman on Mar 10, 2012 // Senior Manager, Social Media

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Game Developers Conference has officially ended for another year (sob), but we’re still preparing game demo videos and hands-on impressions to release in the weeks to come (yay!). It was a rowdy week for announcements with unveiling of Assassin’s Creed III, a tauntingly vague introduction for PSN gem Datura, a long-awaited release date for Sorcery, and news of a massive Starhawk Beta upgrade.

But that wasn’t all: This week also saw the announcement of a PlayStation SXSW community meetup and tournament, a trilogy of Unit 13 training videos, new video demonstrations for Sound Shapes, PixelJunk 4am and Music Unlimited for PS Vita, a new Armored Core V strategy video focusing on customization and boss fights, blindfold battles on a new episode of The Tester 3, and official word from Capcom on Street Fighter X Tekken’s PS3-exclusive characters.

Most-Watched Video of the Week: “Kara” Tech Demo by Quantic Dreams


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25 Comments

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+ Christian399 on March 10th, 2012 at 1:37 pm said:

Playing/ Reading/ Watching: nothing atm, headed out tonight. Will be Vitaing with a hang-over tomorrow.

Best part of the week (gaming wise) was Kara and Phantasy Star Online 2. Again, Sony needs to lock down Quantic as first party – what an incredible studio.


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+ Christian399 on March 10th, 2012 at 1:38 pm said:

Oh, the video name is totally wrong. I assume that should read Kara, not “Battlefield 3, E3 2011″ video.


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+ Butters360 on March 10th, 2012 at 1:40 pm said:

March Madness begins!

I’m Playing: UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss, UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception, Journey, and Mass Effect 3.

I’m Watching: The Walking Dead season two, Breaking In season two, New Girl, and of course Quantic Dream’s “KARA.”

I’m Reading: GDC 2012 reports.

I’m Listening to: Official PlayStation Blogcast Episode 015: GDC Blowout, David Cage talks Kara, PSN’s new wave.


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+ sicuro95 on March 10th, 2012 at 1:43 pm said:

never got a chance to play AC Brotherhood and Revelations :(


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+ JH-FallenReaper on March 10th, 2012 at 2:05 pm said:

Im playing: Killzone 2 & 3, and waiting for Armored Core V.

Im watching: video game trailers or videos.

Reading: Twitter

Listening to: some bands like TDWP, Strokes, and some old rock bands.


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+ bakerarmy on March 10th, 2012 at 2:11 pm said:

Playing: Mass Effect 3, and my Vita when not at home

The Rise of the Govenor was a good book, won’t spoil the twist at the end

Any news on Doctor Who? It suposed to drop this month right?

Is any one gonna fix the Facebook app? It acts like a game and I must sign into the PSN to access. Shouldn’t just go to Facebook instead of thru the PSN to get there? It was useless when your servers are down to maintenance or other stuff.


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+ bakerarmy on March 10th, 2012 at 2:14 pm said:

Pretty cool how Kara was a year old tech demo and the engine has already advanced to build 3. Can’t wait to see what is next.


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+ ABRipperXX on March 10th, 2012 at 2:39 pm said:

I’m Playing: Mass Effect 3, Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Trine 2.
I’m Watching: Puss in Boots and The Secret World of Arrietty.
I’m Reading Playstation Blog and GDC Stuff.

I cannot wait to pick up my pre-order of Tales of Graces F next Week!


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+ chickengrasshead on March 10th, 2012 at 2:48 pm said:

So when is Wipeout 2048 going to be free because I already have the game on the PS3.


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+ ReptileHand on March 10th, 2012 at 3:17 pm said:

I’m playing: Journey, Uncharted 2 among theives.
I’m watching: Event Horizon, This means war.
I’m reading: I Kill Giants, Feed.

Pre-ordered Assassin’s Creed III and scored me a sweet steelbook case :D I went with gamestop just to be safe when the pre-order bonuses come into play. I have yet to receive this month’s gameinformer issue. Super Psyched to read about AC3. I also just bought Chrono Trigger on the store. Never played it so $5 wouldn’t hurt.

@ABRipperXX

Nice! I loved the Secret World of Arrietty. It makes me want to see more of Studio Ghibli on the big screen.


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+ Robbie_G_lrish on March 10th, 2012 at 3:42 pm said:

@chickengrasshead

Wipeout 2048 is never going to be free. If you buy Wipeout 2048 for the Vita and own Wipeout HD/Fury for PS3 then you will be able to eventually be able download Wipeout HD/Fury onto your Vita for free.


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+ Teflon02 on March 10th, 2012 at 4:53 pm said:

I’m Playing: Just Platinum’d Rayman Origins, Megaman Maverick Hunter X, Sega Genesis Collection, Dissidia Final Fantasy, Patapon 2, Resistance 3, MotorStorm RC
I’m Watching: Megaman: The Day of Sigma, LittleBIGPlanet Vita Trailers, =3, Bleach 243 Dubbed
I’m Reading: No Release Date for LittleBIGPlanet Vita :( (seriously come on!), Info on Resistance Burning Skies, Looking to read info on Final Fantasy: Type-0 coming out for NA soon whether PSP or Vita, Final Fantasy X HD (VITA) news
I’m Listening to: Lloyd Banks – Jackpot, Lloyd Banks – Wake Up, Red Cafe – Let it Go Remix (feat. Diddy, 2 Chainz & French Montana)


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+ DaGimp13 on March 10th, 2012 at 5:21 pm said:

so how about an update on the Sony 7.1 Wireless Headset fix, and where it is? we keep hearing that Sony’s listening, and that they’re aware and looking into it, yourself stating you’re personally pushing the issue for resolution…and nothing still, not even a “we’re waiting on testing before release”. the moderator Sushi_Pirate or any other mods havent been heard from in the thread for 3 weeks now. its beyond 1 month, what is Sony doing? we need word in order to keep faith a fix is coming, but silence is what we receive instead. it’s literally been on me through our messages on Twitter and posting everything word for word back on the forums to update people about the issue, thats how silent Sony has been, while cashing in on new purchasers who dont read the forums on a regular basis. thats false advertising, knowing of an issue, and yet remaining silent on it. Own up to it on the blog, and let everyone know a fix is coming/in testing/will never come, whatever the answer is.


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+ lisatsunami on March 10th, 2012 at 5:25 pm said:

Hi, Sid;
Playing Journey. Masterpiece. Ueda-san should be worried. Also playing Lego Harry Potter on my Vita. Today I took my Vita out for its first outing & people came up & asked me about it. For the first time ever, 3 hours waiting for my car was not boring, thanks to Vita.

Watching The Tester & American Idol.

Listening to your blog cast.

Reading: no thank you, except this blog & gaming magazines.


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+ bakerarmy on March 10th, 2012 at 5:57 pm said:

Hey Sid, got a question for you. I have a PS3, PSP, and a Vita. So I can still tranfer games to my Vita with my PS3 (that aren’t avaliable to just Vita users) , every game transfers fine GTA Liberty City Stories and many more. But I have hit a problem, Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops doesn’t even show up on my vita’s content manager, What is up with that?

Also, why dosen’t the PS3 version of MAss Effect have Voice Commands? The kinect is just a USB microphone. Sony could have paid and made it a Move exclusive, or just got headset support.

@ DaGimp.. my 7.1 headset works fine. Not sure what you are having issues with. Mass Effect 3 sounds awesome, not to mention when the ships fly by and you get the dopler effect. I conducted voice chat with Twisted Metal and was good to. Not on anyones side, but what are the problems you are experiencing?


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on March 10th, 2012 at 8:17 pm said:

PLAYING : SFxTK, SaintsRow 3, Socom 4, Uncharted 3 & Golden Abyss, UMvsC3, Shank 2, Resistance 3 & last but not least MotorStorm Apocolyps – i dispise MS RC..HUGE DISSAPOINTMENT for me on the VITA >: /

WATCHING: NBA HEAT VS PACERS..HEAT WON OFCOURSE :P, MY 8 MONTH SON WALKING AROUND MY LIVING ROOM..LOVE THE FACT HE LIKE TO WALK BUT HATE THE FACT THAT HE WILL GRAB CORDS AND TRY TO SLAP MY TV SCREEN :/

READING: COMMENTS ON FB..AND UPDATES ON THIS BLOG AND IGN

LISTENING : MEEK MILLS FT RICK ROSS – ERRDAY – ON REAPEAT :P


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+ Hokage_45678 on March 10th, 2012 at 8:21 pm said:

I’m playing: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storms 2 and Sly Collection

I’m going to play: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations

I’m watching: High School DxD and Brave 10 (Anime)

I’m reading: Fairy Tail Manga and Assassins Creed Noval

I’m listening to: The Sketch Book


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+ DaGimp13 on March 10th, 2012 at 8:31 pm said:

@bakerarmy

there’s a whole thread on the forums made by users like myself who are livid about the issue, it’s a hiss/echo due to a firmware bug from 4.10 releasesd on Feb 7th/8th. it now a month past, with no fix. it’s mostly noticable in online games, http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/4663618?start=0&tstart=0 read this for more info on the matter. you’re one of the lucky few who apparently don’t have this issue, but even new purchasers have noticed, some had purchased the headset one week prior to the update, not to mention he issue started as soon as we updated to 4.10, and 4.11 didnt fix it either. most new purchasers have already returned them, we’ve also started a negative review campaign on any site we can (namely Amazon to start, though I’m attempting to get a game review site like destructiod or kotaku to do an article on the headset)


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+ DaMann22 on March 10th, 2012 at 9:44 pm said:

Playing: Unit 13 and Rayman Origins (both on Vita)
Watching: A day in Life, Shutter Island
Reading: Y the Last Man (still, but now on issue 30)
Listening: The Comedy Button Podcast and The Official Playstation BLOGCAST

I hope it was a good GDC, heres looking toward E3 2012!!!


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+ drakenbutch on March 10th, 2012 at 10:54 pm said:

can anyone answer me when will mw3 be in psn store i can buy it????????????????????????


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+ DarkOne_PR on March 11th, 2012 at 7:31 am said:

errrmmm When its flash player coming to vita???!!!! cant watch project free tv nether Xepisodes and nether youtube :(
Sony need to do a partnership with Firefox!

Anyways.
Im playing: Uncharted G.A., Unit13, WipeOut 2048, Starhawk beta, Resistance3 and FF13
Im reading: Naruto Manga
im watching: Naruto shippuden, Zatch Bell and Spartacus
Im listening: Trivium and In flames


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+ DarkOne_PR on March 11th, 2012 at 7:37 am said:

BTW sony Phantasy Star Online Make it happen here in the NA And PLS HURRY UP WITH RAGNAROK ODYSSEY!! The game its out in Japan bring it here quickly there are no RPGs on Vita!!!!


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+ Schmeghead2010 on March 11th, 2012 at 11:47 am said:

sony…..it has nearly been 5 weeks since firmware 4.10 killed your official 7.1 stereo wireless headset….where is the fix?!?!?!? this is OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ SirBeck on March 11th, 2012 at 2:22 pm said:

Hi Sid
Is Sony working on making it so you can see Vita trophies from the PS3 and compare them from it? I was also wondering what your PSN ID is and look at what you played an earned. Do you also know if Sony is going to update or fix the trophy web site to show all the newer games trophies people earn. It’s so much easier to compare from there and look at others that may not be ones friends list.
Thanks.

I’m playing:MotorStorm RC, Little Deviants, Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 2 (gotta finish 2 before starting 3 so I can import save0

I’m watching: Caprica, Wanted, G I JOE.

I’m reading: @ GAMER issue 17


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+ df2506 on March 11th, 2012 at 10:41 pm said:

I’m playing: Mass Effect 2! Such a great game. Tales From Space: About A Blob is another game I’m playing. Really fun. Oh and I should get back to FF13-2 soon! lol.

I’m watching: Saw John Carter at the thearter yesterday. Loved it. Awesome movie! Also Once Upon A Time was really good and Walking Dead was great! Tonight I’m watching Alcatraz. Good show.

I’m reading: I’m going to start reading A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs tonight. Enjoyed John Carter so much that I want to read the source material! :)


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