We’re not even into October, and I’m already wayyyyyy behind in my Fall gaming. Despite putting about 20 hours into Borderlands 2, I’ve got a lot to go (love the side missions). Resident Evil 6 is out this week, XCOM Enemy Unknown (looking great) and Dishonored (also looking stellar) are out next week – and I just started Tokyo Jungle. I love it.
I’m stuck heading out to Florida this week to visit some family, and I dont want to slip any further behind… I’m thinking it’s time for my parents get a PS3.
With Tokyo Game Show 2012 now in the books, the major gaming shows and conferences are now wrapped up. There’s only one thing left to do: play the games we’ve been seeing since E3. The big new release weeks are underway; you’ll see the full list for September 25th in a few hours with this week’s The Drop. As far as TGS coverage goes, I’ve linked out to a number of stories below.
The PS.Blog weekly reading list (Week of September 17th, 2012)
PlayStation Blogcast regulars Nick, Sid, and Rey have all flown the coop, and wouldn’t you know it — they left me with a heaping pile of New Releases to tell you all about. Fortunately, I was able to draft in new recruits in the form of community assassin Kristine Steimer and behind-the-scenes Blogman Justin Massongill. After we share the heaping helping of upcoming PSN titles (there are a *lot*), Sony Santa Monica’s Seth Killian drops by to dish details on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’s single-player modes and super-secret easter eggs.
A great couple of weeks lie ahead of us, and the highlight over the next few days is likely to be Tokyo Game Show. Fred from the EU PlayStation Blog is winging his way to Japan as we speak, so look for TGS-related posts to start popping up here on the Blog late midweek.
For those of us that won’t be in Tokyo this week, look forward to Tokyo Jungle. This most unusual game is coming to PSN next week, and is pulling some rave reviews (find them below). And this week brings us Borderlands 2. Reviews should start rolling in tomorrow, and I expect them to be very, very high.
Videogames are great – I’m sure we can all agree on that, and there are a couple dozen stories below to support that.
But it’s Week 1 of the NFL, so I’ll understand if you don’t get a ton of gaming in this weekend. BTW, this is probably a good time to remind those of you who root for teams in other cities, that DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket is back on PS3 this year. As a Philadelphia Eagles fan in California, I’m not just a pitchman, I’m also a client. And as a fantasy football devotee, I do love that Red Zone channel.
Before kickoff, if you only have time to read one story, head on over to the Borderlands 2 skill tree calculator. My Siren will own.
Like God of War
This past weekend at PAX, I was fortunate enough to moderate a panel with some of the top minds working on God of War: Ascension. While getting inside the heads of the creators of Kratos’ next adventure was a treat, we did a lot more than just talk. The team brought early sketches Kratos and the first playable video of God of War, before the Blades of Chaos were irrevocably bound to his forearms. We also revealed Ascension’s big bads, the Furies, with a close look at Mageara, the enforcer of the group.
While we streamed the panel live, courtesy of Twitch.tv, you’re forgiven for missing it last Friday evening. But the excuses are gone now – we’ve cut down the hourlong panel into a 10-minute highlight reel. Take a look:
Your panelists, from left to right:
It’s been a fun PAX weekend (technically it’s still going on), and many of us still have Monday off for Labor Day. Sid and I busied ourselves seeing new games and and participating in panels. I hosted the God of War: Ascension panel, which you can watch here, whilst Sid battles Major Nelson in Super PAXword, which is viewable here. He assures me that he won.
PAX fun aside, it’s nice to be home, where I’ll be putting the day off to use catching up on The Walking Dead series from Telltale Games (find a review below). Or just watch the Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes video over and over. Because it’s just that good.
It’s kind of hard to believe that it’s nearly September, but that means both football and PAX are imminent. PlayStation will, of course, be in attendance; more details to come tomorrow. With the travel involved (I’ll be in Santa Monica to prepare for the God of War: Ascension panel before heading to Seattle), I’m looking forward to trying out Madden on PS Vita (find a review below).
At the show, we’ll be tracking down developers for in-depth interviews (which we’ll be sharing on the blog), and I’m really hoping to score some more hands-on time with Dishonored. Are any of you coming to PAX?