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The PlayStation Recap — Post-PAX Depression Edition

Sid Shuman's Avatar + Posted by Sid Shuman on Sep 01, 2012 // Senior Manager, Social Media

And just like that, PAX is (just about) over. Where does the time go? This year’s show was great fun: I battled Major Nelson in Super Password, watched Jeff lead the God of War: Ascension panel, experienced a Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes demo narrated by Hideo Kojima, and went hands-on with Metal Gear Solid Revegeance (look for a preview soon!). My only regret: eating too much of the tasty but uber-heavy crab macaroni and cheese I ate on the first night in Seattle. Urp!

This week was a big one on the PlayStation front. In addition to a gigantic Store update, Double Dragon Neon was confirmed as a free PlayStation Plus game later this September, Fuel Overdose announced its PSN intentions, Mass Effect 3: Leviathan and Lights, Camera, Party! and Rock Band Blitz launched on PlayStation Store, Heavenly Sword’s Nariko and MediEvil’s Sir Daniel joined the cast of PlayStation All-Stars, free-to-play RPG Mercia hit PlayStation Home, we got a peek at The Unfinished Swan’s King, Okami HD revealed an extensive Trophy lineup, United Front Games released a new Game Jam video for LittleBigPlanet Karting,

What are you playing this weekend?

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  • PS Vita System Software Update (v1.80) – Take The Tour – New features detailed in our video tour. Plus: 26 new PSone games have been added for North America – see the list here.
  • PAX 2012: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is Coming to PS3 – Kojima’s latest creation is absolutely worth a gander.
  • PlayStation Plus Update: Borderlands Coming to Instant Game Collection September 4th – If you’ve never played this shooter-RPG classic, this is the perfect chance to catch up before Borderlands 2 on September 18th.
  • PlayStation All-Stars Gets inFAMOUS With Evil Cole – The PlayStation All-Stars grow in numbers by the hour! Evil Cole’s level three Super is well worth seeing.
  • PlayStation Collections Available at Retail Today: God of War, inFAMOUS, Ratchet & Clank – Three value-laden HD classics are out now on Blu-rau (plus Journey: Collector’s Edition!)
  • DIRECTV’S NFL Sunday Ticket Returns to PS3, Launches in September – NFL Sunday Ticket on PS3 is ready for September 9th.
  • PlayStation All-Stars: Raiden Slices Through The Competition – Gearing up (lawl) for his turn in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance in February 2013, Raiden debuts on the PlayStation All-Stars stage.
  • PlayStation at PAX 2012: God of War: Ascension, All-Stars, LittleBigPlanet and More – There was plenty to see at PAX this year. Did anyone stop by the theater to see The Last of Us?
  • The Walking Dead: Episode 3 Hits PSN Today – After finishing this last night, I think it’s Telltale’s best and bleakest episode yet.
  • Classic RPG Love: Dragon Fantasy Book II Comes to PS3, PS Vita Next Year – This 16-bit-styled RPG is coming to PS3 and PS Vita with advanced Mode 7-inspired graphics and a dash of Blast Processing.
  • //Add Your Own

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    + Exalted_Knight on September 2nd, 2012 at 4:49 pm said:

    Wow.. I have a lot to catch up on.. I have been very busy with school recently.. Hey Blog team! Long Live PlayStation. Can’t wait for the new PlayStation AllStars Battle Royal..

    Side Note: How is Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance?
    More Action? Still have a stealth feel? I know its not a MGS title, but I hope it lives up to Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.


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      + Sid Shuman on September 3rd, 2012 at 10:22 pm said:

      It’s fun! The Blade Mode stuff is excellent, really fun to cut through nearly anything.


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    + Beast780 on September 2nd, 2012 at 6:42 pm said:

    What I’m Playing: (Just Finished Sleeping Dogs), Transformers Fall of Cybertron, Madden 13
    What I’m Watching: Baseball
    What I’m Reading: Edge Magazine
    What I’m Listening to: Giant Bombcast


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      + Sid Shuman on September 3rd, 2012 at 10:22 pm said:

      How did you like Sleeping Dogs?


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    + ASC2175 on September 2nd, 2012 at 7:02 pm said:

    Playing: Walking Dead The Game
    Watching: Random TF2 videos
    Reading: Heh…..reading
    Listening to: My sound mods for Left 4 Dead 2.
    Still bawling over: The loss of my Mario Party 4 disc.


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    + PsychoSploosh69 on September 2nd, 2012 at 8:35 pm said:

    •I’m playing: Sly Cooper And The Thievius Raccoonus, Red Dead Redemption
    •I’m watching: Breaking Bad, Hell On Wheels, Purple Rain (Blu Ray)
    •I’m reading: Playstation Blog and Blood Oath by David Morrell (Creator of Rambo)
    •I’m listening to: Van Halen I & 2, Trooper-Two For The Show & Honeymoon Suite-Clifton Hill

    Just bought the Sly Collection. What a great job they did remastering this in HD. Can’t wait for Thieves In Time. Is Crash Bandicoot gonna be available for ps1 classics this week? just curious.


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    + X_SUB_Z-R0_X on September 2nd, 2012 at 9:08 pm said:

    i’m playing mw3, & tf:foc
    i’m watching: man vs wild , clevver games,
    i’m reading: mgs ground zeros, and news
    i’m listening: z-ro, bullet for my valentine, and trae.

    really looking forward to ps all-stars battle royale also mgs ground zeros


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    + df2506 on September 2nd, 2012 at 9:37 pm said:

    I’m playing: Ratchet & Clank HD Collection! Really great. I’m currently playing through the first game & having a blast. Can’t wait to play the second & third ones again.

    I’m watching: I saw Hell on Wheels & Copper tonight. Both were good. I’m watching American Pickers & Grimm tomorrow night.

    I’m reading: Midnight Nation by J. Michael Straczynski

    I’m listening to: not much right now.

    PAX was very interesting this year. Especially the Metal Gear Solid Ground Zero news! Whoa. I’m a huge fan of the MGS franchise so can’t wait to play the new one.

    Also: the more I hear about Playstation All-Stars, the better it sounds. Hoping North American Plus members get the All-Stars beta soon! :)


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    + SirBeck on September 2nd, 2012 at 11:37 pm said:

    I’m playing: Random games of MTG: 2013 and some DUKE NUKEM FOREVER.

    Not enough time to do anything else, buckin’ hay on my property, and to tired to do much after that but sleep.

    I can’t wait to get my hands on Borderlands 2, almost here, in two weeks. Looking forward to Assassins Creed III. Also Dishonored and Lego LOTR but will wait an hope for a holiday sale on those two. Would have gotten Dishonored day one if had a collectors edition.
    Sid, do you know if all the main/big retailers will be pre-ordering the collectors edition of GOWA, mainly Best Buy ?


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    + TwinDad on September 4th, 2012 at 8:01 am said:

    I’m bummed I miss talking to Sid at PAX. I was hoping for a farm fresh conversation.

    @Sid
    See
    They had Sleeping Dogs playable at the SQueenix booth. Very fun.


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