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The PlayStation Recap

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My thumbs have been getting a serious workout lately, with the Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood beta keeping me plenty busy in between rounds of Super Stardust HD’s Endless mode (aka “the only way to fly”), which I’m playing in anticipation of Housemarque’s upcoming spiritual successor Dead Nation. I’m also dying to get my mitts on Fallout: New Vegas next week. Then there’s the Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare DLC coming out on October 26th or thereabouts…

Yeah, my next few weeks are pretty much screwed.

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • PlayStation Move: It Only Does Family Showdowns — Little-known fact: I’m deadly with a vuvuzela.
  • TRON Evolution for PS3: Multiplayer Report, 3D Details, PlayStation Move Update — Fun fact: You’ll be able to use PlayStation Move to control the iconic lightcycles.
  • Dead Space Ignition on PSN Tomorrow, Free with Dead Space 2 Pre-Order — If you followed us on Twitter yesterday, you got a shot at winning a voucher code for Ignition. What are you waiting for?
  • Section 8 50% off on PSN, Prejudice Coming to PS3 in 2011 — Learn more about this upcoming PSN shooter, and get a price cut on its predecessor.
  • ModNation Monday: Family Guy Drives ModNation! — The twisted minds behind Family Guy show off their ModNation creations and trade quips in the comments. Heheheheheh!
  • Play Killzone 3, Dead Nation co-op and more at MLG in D.C. this weekend — Doors are now open at the Gaylord Resort in National Harbor, MD. Admission is free!
  • Ys: The Oath in Felghana Hits PSP in November, See it in Action — Remember, it’s pronounced “ease.” As for “Felghana,” you’re on your own.
  • Duke Nukem Forever PS3 Interview — Good news for PS3 owners, plus a quick update on Gearbox’s Aliens: Colonial Marines.
  • A Look Back at ‘The Tester’ Season 1 Winner: Where is Will Powers Now? — An update from PSN’s first reality show winner.
  • The Search for Invizimals Begins Today Using PSP’s New Camera — I don’t want to alarm you, but a Bearserker or Bearserkers may be loose in your house.
  • TV Superstars Ships Tomorrow for PlayStation Move — Get a full tour of every event in this off-kilter party game for PlayStation Move.
  • Medal of Honor hits PS3 today; Greg Goodrich talks DICE, single-player, Frontline HD — Bonus: See video of the remastered Medal of Honor: Frontline, exclusively on the PS3 Blu-ray disc.
  • PlayStation Store Update — Dead Space Ignition, Sonic 4, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Demo, and more.
  • Surround Sound System for PS3 Available Next Week — My neighbors would appreciate the “Night” audio setting, which keeps dialog and faint sounds audible when the volume is low.
  • Gran Turismo 5 Release Update — Get the latest news on GT5’s release date here.
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Weekly News — Don’t forget: PlayStation Plus members have access to the multiplayer beta now!
  • This Week in PlayStation Home: Heavy Ink, Time Crisis, Medal of Honor, Loco Roco & More! — Home sweet Home,
  • Preview Samurai Profile Cards for Sengoku BASARA: Samurai Heroes — Meet four characters from Capcom’s new PS3 action game.
  • Digital Comics Store Update — New Y: The Last Man and Sandman, plus Transformers: Drift and Markosia — a world “where the rich can afford the best heroes and the poor get the government-sponsored “Heroes for Zeros.”
  • Netflix on PS3: Disc-free Next Week — PS3 is the first to get 1080p and 5.1 Dolby! Also tour the improved, faster user interface.
  • Sound of the Dead: Audio Design in Dead Nation, Sample Track — It’s got a good beat, and you can kill to it. Read on for information on the dynamic soundtrack and audio inspirations.
  • Your Fallout: New Vegas PS3 Questions Answered: Hardcore Mode, Morality, Combat and More — My takeaway here: You can force remote-detonated C4 into people’s pants. Tuesday needs to hurry up!
  • Knights in the Nightmare: Mastering Bullet Hell in a Strategy RPG — This ain’t no one knight stand. (sorry, Aram!)
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update — The free Halloween horror flicks are particularly welcome.
  • Split/Second PSP Hands-on: Feeling the Burn, New PSP Challenges Detailed — Producer Jason Ried chimes in with first details on Split/Second PSP’s new Challenges.
  • Z.H.P.: Unlosing Ranger VS. Darkdeath Evilman Comes to PSP October 26th — In this game, “grinding” is the point — get a full gameplay tour.
  • Slam Bolt Scrappers – Not What It Looks Like — Learn how to play this riotous four-player battle-puzzle. Now with 50% more boss fights!
  • PlayStation Thanks the Toronto & New York City Gaming Community — See what you missed during last week’s massive meetups.
  • Rock of Ages for PS3: Hilarious New Renaissance trailer — Atlus’s upcoming PSN title looks like a stone-cold killer (sorry!).
  • Follow Friday 2.0: The Ever-Expanding PlayStation Universe — This week: 50+ must-follow Twitter accounts. Yes, CliffyB is included.
  • Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

    Courtesy of Jeremy Dunham

  • Zipper Profile: Chris Oje — This week we meet up with Software Engineer Chris Oje, and everyone will have a chance to get to know him better on this week’s episode of Zipline.
  • Patch Alert: MAG 2.01 — It’s a short but sweet update that aims to fix a handful of important stability issues, and also adds in a couple voiceover messages.
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves banner

    Courtesy of Arne Meyer

  • UNCHARTED 2 One Year Anniversary Event Details! — Live until midnight Saturday, we’ve lifted the cash cap in ALL playlists and activated 5x cash in all playlists, all day!
  • Add Your Own

    ExcelKnight said:

    October 16th, 2:33 pm

    I’m really excited about the Uncharted 2 anniversary event. I’m joining in as soon as I can free myself up to play full matches.

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      Sid Shuman said:

      October 16th, 2:59 pm

      Yeah, I’m really tempted to give multiplayer a whirl for a few hours.

    Mercenary09 said:

    October 16th, 2:39 pm

    Are we going to get any news on The Fight next week guys?

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      Sid Shuman said:

      October 16th, 2:58 pm

      You’ll be hearing much, much more about The Fight very soon. :-)

    jhernandez360 said:

    October 16th, 3:09 pm

    Is the bram strokers dracula movie going to be available to download from yhe psn video store for free today if so what time for the east coast

    King4Ransom said:

    October 16th, 3:17 pm

    still looking forward to the update with some Lara Croft DLC news.

    wolfscorpion said:

    October 16th, 3:23 pm

    when is magic: the gathering coming to PS3??????

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      Sid Shuman said:

      October 17th, 12:14 am

      Good question — I’ll ask.

    sgregs4 said:

    October 16th, 3:37 pm

    When will Breath of Fire 3 be coming to the US Playstation Store as a PSOne Classic?

    PMCMRCHARM said:

    October 16th, 3:40 pm

    alot of interesting updates here.

    PMCMRCHARM said:

    October 16th, 3:43 pm

    any information on the stuff we will be getting in playstation plus this tuesday

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      Sid Shuman said:

      October 17th, 12:14 am

      More soon!

    digitalman123 said:

    October 16th, 3:52 pm

    Finally got to Uncharted 2 rank 48!

    I’m playing: Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood beta, Resistance 2, Uncharted 2
    I’m watching: Survivor: Nicaragua
    I’m reading: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

    jeepdeep said:

    October 16th, 4:31 pm

    “I’m playing: Dead Space 2 multiplayer beta, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood ”

    HOW? The Brotherhood beta takes AT LEAST 20 minutes for me to find a game. I’ve played it twice, the first time it took like 25 minutes to get in, the second time it froze and I had to reboot. All other times it’s frozen or just not found a match. Damn Australia. Always get screwed somehow.

    hxczuner said:

    October 16th, 5:21 pm

    I really can’t wait for the Killzone 3 Beta…

    I’m playing: Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Beta, Assassin’s Creed 1, and Borderlands
    I’m watching: Jyu-Oh-Sei: Planet of the Beast King, and RomeoXJuliet
    I’m reading: Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained-John Milton

    VofEscaflowne said:

    October 16th, 5:43 pm

    I’m playing: Alundra which is a pretty fun game. It’s like the 2D Zelda game which I never played. I have a few problems with it but nothing bad that takes away from the fun. Also popped in Uncharted 2 today of course… gained 5 levels and might get a few more in later! And I WOULD be playing Castlevania: Lords of Shadow if my save file didn’t corrupt on me -_-

    I’m watching: Still on Blood+ thanks to Netflix. It’s a longer series than I thought!

    I’m reading: Lol, reading.

    MrSignal said:

    October 16th, 6:23 pm

    Next time you guys got a rep promoting Dead Space 2 posting, can you ask them when Canada is getting the pre-order incentive?

    It’s only $5, but still.

    Otherwise, hopefully gonna get some more time with Y’s 7 in before the prequel(?).

    TrueFFVIIFan said:

    October 16th, 6:32 pm

    Hey Sid… Just wanted to know subtitle option for Netflix’s Video Streaming… I mean… from what year to present? If some are not appear that I wanted to view, will they go back to old archive and encode them? Or they won’t? I hope my questions make sense… I apologize for those vague questions. Hope they get answered. Thanx.

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      Sid Shuman said:

      October 16th, 9:02 pm

      Netflix would know better than I, but I would assume the roster of subtitled movies will increase gradually over time. It may favor newer films at first, but it’s definitely a positive sign.

    SolduNuts said:

    October 16th, 7:26 pm

    Hey Sid can you answer my question?

    I noticed that the PSPgo has dropped to around $200, and I was looking to get the new white one, but the my local game store only has white PSPgo’s without the picture of the free three games voucher. My question is will I still get a voucher code for the games if I buy the white PSPgo without the picture of Little Big Planet, Socom, and Ratchet and Clank.

    Thanks

    P.S. The Move controller is a dream. No competition. Hands down the best. Trust me my neighbor had the other guys’s system with motion control and compared to the Move its night and day.

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      Sid Shuman said:

      October 16th, 9:00 pm

      A good question — let me ask and if I hear more I’ll post an update here. But I would assume not given that it didn’t show a picture of that promo; again, I’ll ask.

      Glad you like PlayStation Move! Dead Space Extraction is a day one for me.

    krae_man said:

    October 16th, 8:21 pm

    I need to get around to playing Guardian of Light. I bought it but havn’t touched it yet.

    Hopefully it’s better then that god awfull second Deathspank game. I don’t know how they managed to make Thongs so terrible, but they did.

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      Sid Shuman said:

      October 16th, 8:57 pm

      GoL is a lot of fun, especially if you play in co-op. The co-op character interactions are complex and diverse.

    DDavidian said:

    October 16th, 8:52 pm

    I;m really glad MAG got a patch. I bought the game to play it with Move but the game was freezing a lot.

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      Sid Shuman said:

      October 16th, 8:56 pm

      Did it help?

    Blkant said:

    October 16th, 9:15 pm

    Jackass 2… I remember being absolutely obsessed with with their “stunts” or whatever you want to call them, when I was a kid… To think even at 21 I’m still so immature as to be excited to see what new moronic ideas they have in store. I think I had a few too many bad (immature) influences surrounding me as a grew up :P

    Toksyuryel said:

    October 17th, 12:47 am

    Will it ever be possible to play Catan with the Cities & Knights expansion?

    Mattsta001 said:

    October 17th, 3:26 am

    When will we be getting a confirmed date for GT5? I’ve seen reports the date has been moved to Feb 2011. If true this is a PR disaster. The game has already started to become a joke, being compared to DNF.

    Rude_Sparthan said:

    October 17th, 5:01 am

    GT5 delay really too much devastating.. really.. wordless at this point

    Empereon2 said:

    October 17th, 6:08 am

    How COme i cant lisen to music on my ps3 anymore while surfing the web is it cuz of the dynamic themes???????

    Richlando said:

    October 17th, 6:32 am

    I didn’t get a LBP2 beta invite? That is depressing while surprising at the same time. *insert sad surprised face here* Guess I didn’t bug Mm enough.(Or maybe too much?) Oh well..still hope for one for FFXIV but in the meantime if anyone has a LBP2 beta code send it my way after the 25th…you can have my KZ3 code..I really didn’t want it.

    bunt6 said:

    October 17th, 6:34 am

    Hi Sid,

    I’ll make this short, in order to fit it all in one msg. First off, last night I tried ~15 times to download the ‘free’ rental of Dracula and could not find it for free in any shape or form on the store. At no point during 8pm and 11pm (EST) was the movie listed as free. Not a big issue, but it was a bit of a let down as I was kind of excited to see it.

    Also, I use my PS3 for ‘Everything’ and I mean it. My computer is never powered on other than to post on the PSBlog and the PSForums. All my email, surfing, tv shows, movies, games, etc., are all done on the PS3. Unfortunatly, the one thing that the PS3 cannot do is PSBlog postings (anymore, can’t log in as of today), PSForum (it doesn’t show a thing and when it does it usually freezes my PS and has to be shut down), PSBlog vidoes (again, sometimes works but also freezes my PS3, although they are getting much better). Of all the sites on the web one would thing the PSBlog and PSForums might work on the PS3.

    Please let me know if there is any hope of these repairs in the future. If you can also instruct me as to how these future ‘free’ rentals are obtained, it would be much appreciated.

    Thanks

    thepatriots said:

    October 17th, 7:29 am

    Please let us know the second there are any updates to GT5’s release date.

    df2506 said:

    October 17th, 9:50 am

    I’m Playing: Final Fantasy: the 4 Heroes of Light (DS). Also played the demo of Force Unleashed 2 & thought it was really good! I liked the Sonic demo, but thought it was too short. U tried the Alien Breed demo too and thought it was neat.

    I’m Watching: Tonight I’m watching the movie K-Pax.

    I’m Reading: Nothing much yet. I’m waiting for The Somnambulist to arrive.

    I thought the PS3 store update was great this week. I’m looking forward to this weeks update because of the Costume Quest demo.

    Overall, it was a good week. I didn’t get into the LPB2 beta, but I didn’t really think I would. HOPED, yes, but I was pretty sure it wouldn’t happen. *sigh*

    Anyway, I’m hoping I’ll get to rent Fallout: New Vegas sometime after it comes out next week. It looks great!

    killaxen72 said:

    October 17th, 11:31 am

    This extra cash event should have went on at least till today late, and there needs to be more cash weekends..

    krae_man said:

    October 18th, 8:32 am

    Started Lara Croft. God it took me a couple hours to fix that stupid trophy bug.

    The first time I started the game up, they game didn’t even appear on my trophy list. Then I deleted my save file and started the game up again and the trophy list finally showed up but I still wasn’t getting any.

    Then I read online you have to reinstall the unlock key miltiple times till it works. God that was annoying. Are they fixing that with the co-op patch?

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