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.
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?
I think this past week went pretty well, yes? When I watched the PlayStation gamescom 2012 press conference rehearsal a week ago, with its reveals of Tearaway, Until Dawn, Rain, Killzone: Mercenary and Puppeteer, I knew we were looking at special event. Based on the tweets we received that evening, and the large list of articles and previews below, it would seem that many of you agree.
If you missed any of our gamescom 2012 announcements, you can find them all right here. We’re back home now (and missing Kolsch), but that doesn’t mean the convention coverage is over. This week, look for interviews on Until Dawn, Dust 514, Diggs’ Nightcrawler, Dishonored, Soul Sacrifice, Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault, and more.
Have you been keeping up with the EVO World Finals this weekend? Our Sid Shuman is in attendance, where last night the talk of the town was an 8-year old Marvel vs Capcom 3 prodigy who blazed his way through to the quarterfinals. The most exciting matches will happen today, and you can stream it live in PlayStation Home.
The PS.Blog weekly reading list (Week of July 25th, 2011)
Sony Computer Entertainment America (“SCEA”) and George Hotz (“Hotz”) today announced the settlement of the lawsuit filed by SCEA against Hotz in federal court in San Francisco, California. The parties reached an agreement in principle on March 31, 2011. As part of the settlement, Hotz consented to a permanent injunction.
Both parties expressed satisfaction that litigation had been quickly resolved. “Sony is glad to put this litigation behind us,” said Riley Russell, General Counsel for SCEA. “Our motivation for bringing this litigation was to protect our intellectual property and our consumers. We believe this settlement and the permanent injunction achieve this goal.”