I’m not typically a huge fan of watching other people play videogames; I’d rather have a controller in my hand. But that hasn’t stopped me from getting sucked into watching EVO this year. I’m a big fighting game fan, but the participants there compete at such a high level, that it can be amazing to watch.
The Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat and Super Street Fighter IV finals take place later today. Click here to watch them live.
The PS.Blog weekly reading list (Week of July 2, 2012)
Good Sunday morning to you. I’ve noticed as I’ve been watching Euro 2012, that most TV doesn’t fully occupy my brain anymore – I’m constantly checking Twitter, reading gaming blogs, or playing PS Vita during every stoppage of play. I’ve blown through all of Lego Batman 2 that way during the tournament (fun game, btw). Any of you found that one screen just isn’t enough for you anymore?
Anyway, find stories on Gravity Rush, Assassin’s Creed III Liberation, Marvel Pinball, The Last of Us, a Stranger’s Wrath HD patch, and Uncharted: The Board Game(?).
Now off to watch the final. And play Pinball Arcade during the lulls.
After seeing Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes at GDC this year, then playing the PS Vita version at E3, I’ve found myself anticipating its imminent release (it’s out today). With a huge Gotham City hub world and a cast that reaches far beyond the Caped Crusader, Lego Batman 2 appears to be the most ambitious entry in the venerable Lego series. A few days ago I caught up with Matthew Ellison, a producer at TT Games via transatlantic cable, er, telephone. We talked at length about PS Vita, the plethora of playable DC heroes, and… bat nipples.
Happy Fathers Day to all those dads out there. I’m hoping to catch up on some games (namely Gravity Rush and upping my scores in Pinball Arcade Vita) – assuming my family lets me. That’s pretty standard around here.
We’ve got a few more late-filed E3 stories in the list this week, and as we look back on E3, I wanted to ask you a question. E3 2012 was the 2nd E3 we livestreamed out to you. We’ve also streamed out a few other things, like the reveal of God of War: Ascension and our PS Vita Q&A.
My question is: what else would you be interested in seeing happen live? Other gaming events? Developer walkthroughs? Gameplay sessions? Let me know; we’re kicking a few ideas around now.
The PS.Blog weekly reading list (Week of June 11, 2012)
E3 is an amazing thing, but when you’re there (and working), you don’t always get to see that many games. So I’ve been enjoying catching up on the titles I missed seeing in person… and now I’m sharing the (immense) list of stories I’ve been reading with you.
From what I did get to play or see in the flesh, I was especially taken with Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Assassin’ Creed III & Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, Guacamelee (played on PS Vita), PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (Big Daddy is a badass), and Jet Set Radio PS Vita. Wish I had a time to see and play more, but it seemed clear to me that the quality of games on display this year was very, very high. This will be a good year for gaming – of this I have no doubt.
Where does the time go? We’re already into the third and final day of E3 2012. We’re out to make the sprint to the finish a strong one one, with appearances from Capcom, Square Enix, Warner Brothers, THQ, and more.
We’ll also be podcasting from the booth, launching episode #28 live, with a host of guests from the media and developer side dropping by. It all starts at 930a Pacific/1230p Eastern; full schedule below. Please to enjoy!
Day 2 of E3 is the longest of the lot- a full 8 hours. While that may be bad news for our feet, it’s great news for you; you’ll get to see even more games!
Yesterday we focused on exclusive titles produced by our first party group. Today, we’re welcoming our publishing partners such as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios, Atlus, Namco Bandai, Square Enix and more to show off their wares for PS3, PS Vita, and PS Move. Enjoy!
The press conference has concluded, the cats are out of their respective bags, and you’ve had your minds blown – some might say literally – by The Last of Us.
Now the real fun begins. Over the next 3 days, we’ll be broadcasting live demos of the biggest and best games at E3 for PS3 and PS Vita. If you saw it on the stage – Beyond: Two Souls, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, God of War: Ascension, The Last of Us – you’ll get to meet the creators today, and experience ‘director’s cut’ demos with live commentary.