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The PlayStation Recap — Saint Patty’s Day Edition

Sid Shuman's Avatar + Posted by Sid Shuman on Mar 17, 2012 // Senior Manager, Social Media

It’s Saint Patty’s Day! Rather than prop up the bar at my local watering hole, I’ll be sprawled out on my couch in a last-ditch effort to save all sentient life from the Reapers — call it a (possible) sign of maturity (yeah, right). Given all raging debate over Mass Effect 3’s ending, I’m dead set on finishing it this weekend so I can see what all the fuss is about. Wish me luck!

It was a bit of a light week for news, being post-GDC and all, but we did see first video for the upcoming PSN Move title Datura, the launch of Reality Fighters for PS Vita, a new trailer for PSN indie gem Closure (and a new Q&A by yours truly), a new video demo of MLB 12 The Show’s TruBroadcast presentation style, first details on PSN MMA title Bellator, a zombie tour of Tokyo courtesy Yakuza: Dead Souls, a new flood of Home content, and a sneak peek at PlayStation: The Official Magazine’s April 2012 issue.

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Most-Watched Video of the Week: Tales Of Graces f Launch Trailer


The 10 Most-Viewed Posts of the Week

  • PlayStation Store Update – Journey kicks off Spring Fever, plus BioShock 2, Warp, Time Machine: Rogue Pilot, Shoot Many Robots, Avatar: The Game, two new PS Vita titles and more.
  • PSN Spring Fever 2012: New Games, Discounts, Call of Duty Sale This Week – Journey, Rayman 3 HD and Closure make the jump to Spring Fever, plus a deep discount on Call of Duty series full PS3 games and expansions.
  • The Ratchet & Clank Collection Going 1080p on PS3, Multiplayer Included – Insomniac Games President Ted Price breaks the big news — and tease a “special” treat for North American fans who will have to wait a little longer.
  • The Surprising Origins of Gravity Rush for PS Vita – Jeff scored a great interview with the development team, revealing that this vertigo-inducing gem was originally planned as a PS3 title.
  • JRPG Tales of Graces f Debuts Tomorrow, New Trailer Here – Catch the launch trailer for this JRPG and learn how to get a shot at winning it for free.
  • Take Aim – Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection coming to PS3 & PS Move – A big week for lightgun shooter fans, with Capcom’s announcement here and Sega’s announcement that The House of the Dead 4 is heading to PSN.
  • Your Journey Begins: Journey Comes to PSN Today – The most critically celebrated game of 2012 is finally here for all to enjoy. If you played Journey, be sure to let us know what you thought in the comments!
  • New DC Universe Online DLC Tomorrow: The Battle for Earth – DCUO’s new Executive Producer stops by to introduce himself…and three new Duos, an Alert, two Raids, new gear and rewards and the Earth Powers set.
  • 5 Reasons Shoot Many Robots is Better with Friends – This co-op-focused PSN shooter is best enjoyed in the company of friends — see five reasons why in this developer post.
  • The Tester 3 Episode 6: Tower Power – Dylan Jobe, president of Lightbox Interactive, challenges the contestants to a Starhawk-inspired “Build and Battle” event… and forces them to reveal brutally honest opinions about their fellow housemates.
  • //Add Your Own

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    + buenabena3 on March 17th, 2012 at 11:27 am said:

    Any Info on PS Vita getting flash or if their might be a youtube app for the vita?


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      + Sid Shuman on March 20th, 2012 at 4:39 pm said:

      No updates yet, we’ll be sure to pass along anything we hear though!


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    + sicuro95 on March 17th, 2012 at 11:27 am said:

    I’m playing: Jak & Daxter HD Collection

    I’m watching: Family Guy

    I’m reading: June’s Gameinformer

    I’m listening to: Avenged Sevenfold, The Beatles, Skrillex


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    + Sonicfan11589 on March 17th, 2012 at 11:37 am said:

    I’m playing The Sly Collection (Never played the games on PS2)
    I will be getting The Silent Hill HD Collection on Tuesday, then the Devil May Cry HD Collection on April 3rd.


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      + Sid Shuman on March 20th, 2012 at 4:40 pm said:

      Happy to see these remastered PS2 titles lately! I never played Silent Hill 2 (I did play 3) so I might have to pick up the HD Collection myself.


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    + Butters360 on March 17th, 2012 at 11:37 am said:

    Happy Saint Patrick’s Day PlayStation Blog staff! Hope you all are in good spirits :)

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

    I’m Watching: Nikita season 2, Breaking In season 2, and Everwood.

    I’m Reading: Claymore Manga by Norihiro Yagi.

    I’m Listening to: Official PlayStation Blogcast Episode 016: From the Forests of Datura to the Streets of Retro City.


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    + SephTiger on March 17th, 2012 at 11:55 am said:

    “Most-Watched Video of the Week: Tales Of Graces f Launch Trailer ”

    You’re damn right it is. People have been waiting for four years for a localization of this game.


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    + BossmanCCrowder1 on March 17th, 2012 at 12:07 pm said:

    So happy the R&C Collection is coming with the multiplayer from UYA! Best news of the week.

    I’m playing: Street Fighter 4, Journey.

    I’m watching: March Madness!! (Go K-State!)

    I’m reading: The Bioshock: Rapture novel.

    I’m listening to: Many, many podcasts.


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    + DaMann22 on March 17th, 2012 at 12:27 pm said:

    Playing: Rayman Origins (Vita), The Sly Collection

    Watching: Ren and Stimpy Adult comedy show

    Reading: Y The Last Man, Saga #1

    Listening: Many podcast as well (Official Playstation Blogcast, The Comedy Button, Beyond, etc…)


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    + Hokage_45678 on March 17th, 2012 at 1:07 pm said:

    I’m Playing: Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations

    I’m Watching: Freezing and Beelzebub

    I’m Reading: The Hunger Games

    I’m Listening to: A lot of different types of music

    :D


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    + Schmeghead2010 on March 17th, 2012 at 1:43 pm said:

    I’m playing Sony’s waiting game still as we approach SIX WEEKS since firmware 4.10 killed the 7.1 wireless stereo headset and NO 4.11 did not fix it…

    COME ON SONY! FIX YOUR FLAGSHIP HEADSET THAT I ONCE LOVED!!!!


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    + JH-FallenReaper on March 17th, 2012 at 2:09 pm said:

    Im playing: KILLZONE 3 and 2, SSX, getting (Armored Core V) Tuesday.

    Im watching: Soccer

    Im listening to: Beneath My Feet, TDWP, and some Strokes.


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    + lisatsunami on March 17th, 2012 at 2:19 pm said:

    Ugh, Sid, your gray rainy weather moved down south & now I’m having a horrible time getting a decent AT&T signal or GPS satellite signal.

    Anyway, I can’t believe I’m the only one to say it: I’m playing Journey, Transcendent, with only 2 trophies left. Met a couple not-jerks on my Journeys, as well as a couple who were so anxious to speed through that the ignored my hints to find the power-ups & left me behind. Of course they had severe shortcomings in the scarf dept.

    Played 5 min of Thievus Raccoonus, & it was adorable. Thanks for the good free game.

    Watching The Tester. Great season.

    Listening to your blog cast.

    Oh, & don’t spoil ME3 for me since I’ve barely started ME2.


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      + Sid Shuman on March 20th, 2012 at 4:41 pm said:

      “Severe shortcomings in the scarf department,” LOL!


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    + JH-FallenReaper on March 17th, 2012 at 2:51 pm said:

    ARMORED CORE V most anticipated game of 2012

    I dont know why but all the games i was hyped for , are all let downs and had to return them.
    List:
    1.Twisted Metal- Garbage Servers
    2.Uncharted 3- Disapointed by everything
    3.Resistance 3 -Good stpry but Multiplayer was boring.
    4.Battlefield 3- Good but got boring really fast

    I hope Armored Core V doesnt fall in that List.

    Still have to pick up Journey.


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    + Matrix_Lion on March 17th, 2012 at 3:34 pm said:

    I’m playing Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and it’s fantastic. Capcom sent the get out early for some reason. I got mine in the mail Friday. There are a couple of unboxing videos on YouTube too.


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    + userchris296 on March 17th, 2012 at 5:08 pm said:

    I’m playing silent hill downpour as I brought from yesterday and the game looks pretty awesome, but I am also getting a free game called resident evil operation raccoon city this coming tuesday the 20th at a gamestop since i already paid for that game as well yesterday.


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    + Matrix_Lion on March 17th, 2012 at 6:38 pm said:

    I’m playing Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and it’s fantastic. Capcom sent the game out early for some reason. I got mine in the mail Friday. There are a couple of unboxing videos on YouTube too.


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    + AizawaYuuichi on March 17th, 2012 at 8:15 pm said:

    Tales of Graces f Launch Trailer was the most watched video? I’m very happily surprised. Nice to know there were lots of other people like me who’ve been wanting to see this game franchise finally return to NA. And the game is great, too!

    I’m playing: Tales of Graces f, Journey, Mutant Blobs Attack!!
    I’m watching: One Piece 539, Walking Dead S2, Archer S3
    I’m reading: About why it was a good decision not to buy Mass Effect 3.
    I’m listening to: Rebecca St. James (wut?), Capsule, Skrillex, Beats Antique


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    + Donnyku on March 17th, 2012 at 8:40 pm said:

    I’m playing: Dynasty Warriors Next
    I’m watching: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic S01E11 – Winter Wrap Up
    I’m reading: Romance of the Three Kingdoms Book 3
    I’m listening to: The TV


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    + funmom_o on March 18th, 2012 at 8:18 am said:

    I’m playing:Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations.
    I’m watching: Survivor,Bleach, and Amazing Race.
    I’m reading: Naruto, and Bleacj
    I’m listening to: Call Of Duty Zombie Soundtrack, Rucka Rucka Ali, and Drake.


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    + kratos_drake__ on March 18th, 2012 at 10:43 am said:

    hey i know this is off topic but,what ever happend to Playstation Underground? did sony just pull the plug or dose it still exsist???


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    + smoothboarder540 on March 18th, 2012 at 3:37 pm said:

    It’s Paddy’s Day. Not Patty. Don’t you guys have any Irish people there?


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    + MonsieurLeblanc on March 18th, 2012 at 4:57 pm said:

    I’m playing: Ico HD and Journey

    I’m watching: Season 6 of Dexter

    I’m reading: World War II books for history class

    I’m listening to: Good music


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    + etur0 on March 18th, 2012 at 8:23 pm said:

    @buenabena3 it isn’t Sony fault the reason why the vita doesn’t have flash is because of adobe they stop making flash for mobile devices

    just search for no flash support for mobile device or something like that I used to had a link about adobe talking about it but I lost it


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    + df2506 on March 18th, 2012 at 11:51 pm said:

    I’m playing: Mass Effect 2 and Tales From Outer Space: About A Blob!

    I’m watching: Saw Once Upon A Time and Walking Dead last night! Once was really good and Walking Dead was AWESOME. Wow. So great. Tonight i’m watching House, Alcatraz, and Hawaii Five-0. :)

    I’m reading: A Princess of Mars. Very good book.


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    + Kanedas_Bike on March 20th, 2012 at 8:20 am said:

    I’m playing: Reality Fighters
    I’m watching: Touch Season 1, The River, The Walking Dead.
    I’m reading: The Consumer by Michael Gira
    I’m listening to: Soundtracks for the Blind, The Swans


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    + GangstaTroy on March 20th, 2012 at 2:33 pm said:

    I honestly am wondering what all features of the vita Retro rampage will use. So far its the most important game of the decade in my eyes. Its kind of sweet seeing a 8 bit title coming out again. Just the other day I was reliving the good ole days with my Nintendo Talking about 8 Bit what was some of you guys favorite 8 bit games back in the day? Its also crazy how 8 bit games kept there appeal for so long. Feels like now days I just buy a game beat it in a few days and let it collect dust. Now I know my vita will get some serious usage.


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