Lazy Jay’s Pre-E3 Super Recap Extreme 2.0



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Being backed up with personal life really makes it hard to get things done on here, but I decided to go ahead and do the past 4 missed recaps all in one post. Hopefully once I get things settled, I’ll be able to do these every Saturday night like I originally intended. I decided to get this done in the wee hours of the morning before more E3 news makes it on here and I’ll be too busy being the Editor in Chief to focus on writing a recap, which will be even more ridiculous if I put it off another week.

With that said, May was a pretty busy month with quite a bit of news leading up to E3. First of all, PSN finally came back online, as well as the relaunch of the store. Some of you may have already noticed that the password change server for PSN is still down. I had forgotten what my new PSN password was; I needed to change credit card info and since the password change servers are still down, I couldn’t change it again.

Anyway, enough of that. One of the coolest things to announce is that we finally launched our weekly Podcast, called the PS3BlogCast! Each one is about an hour or so long, but because of time constraints, yours truly was only in there on the first episode. Hopefully that can change soon. Click these links for episode 1, episode 2, episode 3, and episode 4.

Now, as far as news items themselves go, I’ll leave that to you to check out, as there is a lot of articles to go through (141, including QuickNews)!


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In case you haven’t noticed, the chat system currently has a new look, and has also been updated to the latest version. This will actually make it easier for people like me who use the pop-out chat, which didn’t allow you to click a name to send a PM, to be able to do so, as you can now open multiple instances of the chatrooms.

Madagasca, one of our main reviewers from across the pond is also interested in knowing what kinds of things you’d like us to change/cover in reviews, so if you have any input on that, be sure to respond here.

Over the past 4 weeks, we’ve also gotten some new, hidden site trophies, as well as a referral system for those who want to earn points for inviting friends.

Ace also gave us a countdown to E3, and a list of confirmed games to be at the show, so if you want to check that out before the event officially kicks off tomorrow, check it out here.

We did have one contest/giveaway over the past month, and that was for a Roxio game capture unit (thanks to Roxio for providing us with a review unit, as well as a unit to give away). Congratulations goes out to jwhyrock for winning that one!


May 8th-14th


17 Articles // 11 QuickNews

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  • Jay – 4 Entries

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  • Jay – 4 Entries

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May 15th-21st


22 Articles // 9 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Oly – 7 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Oly – 5 Entries

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May 22nd-28th


23 Articles // 22 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Oly – 6 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Oly – 10 Entries

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May 29th – June 4th


22 Articles // 15 QuickNews

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  • Oly – 6 Entries

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  • Oly – 7 Entries

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Though currently we don’t have a game night set up or going on, I still plan on having a GT5 tournament, so know that I still haven’t forgotten about that!

We did have a Game Night for Uncharted 2 on the Uncharted 2 Game Night | May 26th”>26th of May, as well as an impromptu one on the 27th, which I guess was also abruptly canceled due to a blu-ray drive failure on Tosh’s part. That sucks.
[tab:May 8th-14th]

Do you (Your Name Here) take the PlayStation as your lawfully…
PAUL FIERCE on May 9th, 2011 23 Comments

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
FooBear408 on May 9th, 2011 11 Comments

PSN Outage Update: “A few more days”
Ace on May 10th, 2011 12 Comments

New Dark Souls Trailer Confirms October Release
Sakinah on May 10th, 2011 10 Comments

Are Developers To Be Compensated By Sony?
Madagasca on May 11th, 2011 8 Comments

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Gets Release Date/New Trailer
Jay on May 11th, 2011 2 Comments

The Soul Will Burn In 2012
Sakinah on May 11th, 2011 4 Comments

Rumor: Modern Warfare 3 Boxart Exposed?!
Ace on May 11th, 2011 17 Comments

NEA Arts in Media Guidelines Now Accepting Games/Other Forms of Media
Jay on May 11th, 2011 2 Comments

Sony’s Job hotline is blossoming with positions; mostly network security.
PAUL FIERCE on May 11th, 2011 6 Comments

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Update
Pedro on May 12th, 2011 6 Comments

Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection soon on PSN
EdEN on May 12th, 2011 9 Comments

Rumor: Starkhawk to be Announced Tomorrow!! (Update!)
Ace on May 12th, 2011 4 Comments

SHIFT 2 DLC Incoming; Standing Mile and Drag + More
Jay on May 12th, 2011 1 Comment

Starhawk Gameplay at last! [Update: More Videos]
Tosh on May 13th, 2011 15 Comments

Modern Warfare 3 Teaser Trailers Released
Jay on May 13th, 2011 13 Comments

PSN Re-launch Announcement “Up Date”
Jason on May 14th, 2011 45 Comments

Members of Beyond3D Show PSN Servers Were Patched Up to Date Prior to being Hacked
Eddie on May 8th, 2011 5 Comments

Deals Galore: Brink for $39, Among Other Specials
Jason on May 8th, 2011 No Comments

Clearing Up The Confusion: PSN Online Play Should Be Up This Week
Eddie on May 9th, 2011 19 Comments

Microsoft Bought Skype for 8.5 Billion Dollars. What Does that Mean for PSP/NGP?
Eddie on May 10th, 2011 6 Comments

Hitman: Absolution Officially Announced
Jay on May 10th, 2011 4 Comments

Tekken: Blood Vengeance Announced
Sakinah on May 11th, 2011 6 Comments

Dark Souls Collectors Edition $59.99
Jason on May 12th, 2011 5 Comments

Jeremy McGrath’s ‘Offroad’ Coming to PSN This Summer
Jay on May 13th, 2011 2 Comments

WWE Games to Promote New SVR Features/Info With Social Media
Jay on May 13th, 2011 1 Comment

Playstation Move Sale!
Jason on May 13th, 2011 2 Comments

InFAMOUS 2 Graphic Novel Intro
Jay on May 13th, 2011 1 Comment

[tab:May 15th-21st]

Motorstorm Apocalypse Impressions
Darrin on May 16th, 2011 6 Comments

PSN Questions Answered
Jason on May 16th, 2011 6 Comments

Sony Announces Customer Appreciation
EdEN on May 16th, 2011 20 Comments

PlayStation Network Status Map – Then & Now
PAUL FIERCE on May 16th, 2011 3 Comments

Lost L.A. Noire PAX East 2011 Voice Cast
Luke on May 16th, 2011 4 Comments

Dead Island Teaser “Part 1: Tragedy Hits Paradise”
Oly on May 17th, 2011 10 Comments

Hunted: Demon’s Forge ‘At War with Monsters’
Oly on May 17th, 2011 6 Comments

Interview with Dylan Jobe on Starhawk
Jay on May 17th, 2011 No Comments

New Risen 2 Screens Have Just Been Released
Oly on May 17th, 2011 5 Comments

Rumor: PSN Password Change Could Be Exploited (Update: It Was a URL Exploit and Has Been Fixed)
Pedro on May 18th, 2011 23 Comments

RAGE “The Shrouded” Official Gameplay
Oly on May 18th, 2011 7 Comments

Honest Hearts add-on pack for Fallout: New Vegas is Now Available (Sort Of)
Oly on May 18th, 2011 5 Comments

Asura’s Wrath Coming in 2012
Jason on May 18th, 2011 3 Comments

Rumor: Modern Warfare 3 Menus Leaked?!
Ace on May 18th, 2011 13 Comments

PlayStation Store Returning May 24th
Sakinah on May 19th, 2011 16 Comments

New BF3 Concept Art Shows Wake Island
Jay on May 19th, 2011 6 Comments

Skyrim Has Unlimited Dragons; Might Support Riding Them
Jay on May 19th, 2011 13 Comments

Hunted “Around Dark Corners” Trailer Shows More Behind the Scenes
Oly on May 20th, 2011 1 Comment

Release Date, Box Art and Pre-Order Incentives Announced for Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
PAUL FIERCE on May 20th, 2011 2 Comments

Uncharted 3 amazing Mo-cap
Jason on May 20th, 2011 5 Comments

FIFA 12 Amazing Screen Shots
Jason on May 20th, 2011 6 Comments

Blake Griffin Wants to be in Rage
Oly on May 20th, 2011 6 Comments

Call Of Duty MW3 Poster Get It Early
Jason on May 17th, 2011 4 Comments

Resistance 3 Box Art is here
Jason on May 18th, 2011 8 Comments

Jaffe on Twisted Metal
Jason on May 18th, 2011 3 Comments

Rockstar Games and Sony Released a Joint Statement on L.A. Noire Regarding Overheating
Oly on May 19th, 2011 8 Comments

Some New Dead Island 2 Images Have Just Raised From the Dead
Oly on May 19th, 2011 2 Comments

Double XP Weekend for COD: Black Ops
Oly on May 19th, 2011 No Comments

LBP2 and a Camera Exploit: The Possible Future of LBP?
Jay on May 19th, 2011 5 Comments

Dragon Age 3 on its Way?
Oly on May 20th, 2011 9 Comments

Killzone 3 Double XP Weekend Starting Now!
Oly on May 20th, 2011 6 Comments

[tab:May 22nd-28th]

PSP Games Coming to PS3 with HD Visuals and Extra Content
Eddie on May 22nd, 2011 25 Comments

Marston or Phelps? A Comparison of L.A. Noire and Red Dead Redemption
MAINEiac4434 on May 22nd, 2011 14 Comments

Dead Island, 11 Min Gameplay Video
Eddie on May 23rd, 2011 13 Comments

Ready to party with Konami? Pre-E3 locations announced.
PAUL FIERCE on May 23rd, 2011 7 Comments

White Knight Chronicles 2 Q&A
Jason on May 23rd, 2011 9 Comments

Back To The Future Episode 2 Review
EdEN on May 23rd, 2011 4 Comments

UK Gets Battlefield 3 Limited Edition Pack
Ace on May 23rd, 2011 4 Comments

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Reveal Trailer
Oly on May 23rd, 2011 25 Comments

Roxio Game Capture Official Review
Oly on May 23rd, 2011 3 Comments

PlayStation Blog’s Jeff Rubenstein Fights by way of Mortal Kombat
PAUL FIERCE on May 24th, 2011 2 Comments

PSN Will be down today & PS Store?
Jason on May 24th, 2011 17 Comments

Duke Nukem Forever has “Gone Gold”, but What Does “Going Gold” Actually Mean?
Oly on May 24th, 2011 8 Comments

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will buy you a drink if you play Lord of the Rings
PAUL FIERCE on May 24th, 2011 7 Comments

The Darkness II Release Date Trailer
Oly on May 24th, 2011 4 Comments

InFamous 2 “The Beast” Trailer
Jason on May 24th, 2011 9 Comments

Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker confirmed for a HD remaster.
PAUL FIERCE on May 25th, 2011 11 Comments

Deathspank 3: The Baconing
Oly on May 25th, 2011 9 Comments

The 2011 Into The Pixel Collection Winners
Oly on May 25th, 2011 5 Comments

Battlefield 3 | FPS Voice Over Record?!
Ace on May 26th, 2011 2 Comments

Sony Confirms PlayStation 4
Ace on May 26th, 2011 17 Comments

First Ever Konami E3 Pre-Party Promises to be “Memorable”
PAUL FIERCE on May 26th, 2011 3 Comments

Monster Hunter 3rd Import Review – PSP
Jason on May 26th, 2011 8 Comments

New Battlefield 3 Footage!
Ace on May 27th, 2011 5 Comments

Resistance Bundle is coming
Jason on May 23rd, 2011 3 Comments

Modern Warfare 3 Gameplay Trailer Premiering Tonight
Oly on May 23rd, 2011 5 Comments

B:LA Resistance 3 Demo Details
Oly on May 23rd, 2011 7 Comments

Free Maps Coming for Dead Space 2 Multiplayer
Oly on May 23rd, 2011 3 Comments

Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition Coming Soon
Jason on May 23rd, 2011 12 Comments

PS3 and PSP Bundles incoming
Jason on May 25th, 2011 5 Comments

Sony Reports Yet Another Security Breach.
PAUL FIERCE on May 25th, 2011 5 Comments

Sony Begins Sending AllClear ID PLUS Codes
Jay on May 25th, 2011 5 Comments

Assassin’s Creed Revelations Teaser Trailer
Oly on May 26th, 2011 1 Comment

Red Dead Redemption Triple XP Thursday, May 26th from 4-7PM Est
Oly on May 26th, 2011 No Comments

Resistance 3 Pre-order Incentives Announced
PAUL FIERCE on May 26th, 2011 6 Comments

Portal 2 Soundtrack and Ringtones Now Available for Free
Oly on May 26th, 2011 3 Comments

BloodRayne: Betrayal Coming this Summer to PSN
Oly on May 26th, 2011 4 Comments

Free Alice: Madness Returns Storybook App From iTunes
Oly on May 26th, 2011 1 Comment

L.A. Noire Pre-Order Cases, New Cases, and Rockstar Pass Coming
Oly on May 27th, 2011 No Comments

Mortal Kombat DLC: Klassic Skins Pack
Oly on May 27th, 2011 1 Comment

InFamous 2 Save Data Import
Jason on May 27th, 2011 5 Comments

Sony Announces A New Wireless Headset
Jason on May 27th, 2011 10 Comments

SCEA E3 2011 Press Conference Schedule Released
PAUL FIERCE on May 27th, 2011 No Comments

Hideo Kojima E3 2011 “No Show”
Jason on May 27th, 2011 3 Comments

Gamestop Dad’s and Grads Sale
Jason on May 28th, 2011 7 Comments

New PS3 Slim Accessory Announced from Duracell
Jason on May 28th, 2011 12 Comments

[tab:May 29th - June 4th]

Sony’s SmartAR Technology NGP Bound?
Jay on May 30th, 2011 7 Comments

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 to get a Subscription Service
Baba0Booey on May 31st, 2011 22 Comments

Call of Duty Elite Info, and Beta Testing Sign-up
Oly on May 31st, 2011 8 Comments

Rockstar Pass and DLC Details for L.A. Noire
Oly on May 31st, 2011 5 Comments

Watch E3 on your PS3!
Jason on May 31st, 2011 8 Comments

WWE ’12 Announced
Jay on May 31st, 2011 5 Comments

How Long Can You Go Without Playing On Your PS3?
Madagasca on June 1st, 2011 12 Comments

Aliens: Colonial Marines Official Announcement and Teaser Trailer
Oly on June 1st, 2011 4 Comments

Brand New Starhawk Multiplayer Footage.
PAUL FIERCE on June 1st, 2011 5 Comments

PlayStation Store is Live and Updated
Jay on June 1st, 2011 25 Comments

Things To Look Forward To
Abkanis on June 1st, 2011 3 Comments

[Live Blog] Konami “Pre-E3 2011 Show”
PAUL FIERCE on June 2nd, 2011 4 Comments

E3 2011: Konami Press Conference [Replay]
Tosh on June 2nd, 2011 7 Comments

New E3 Trailers For Soul Calibur V, Tomb Raider, Dark Souls & SSX
Sakinah on June 3rd, 2011 4 Comments

Rage “The Well” 8min Game Trailer
Oly on June 3rd, 2011 2 Comments

Prey 2 “Bounty” E3 Trailer
Oly on June 3rd, 2011 1 Comment

Interested in the NGP? Check this stuff out!
Jay on June 3rd, 2011 8 Comments

Dead Island Special Pre-Order Edition and DLC Revealed
Oly on June 3rd, 2011 5 Comments

Welcome Back!!
Ace on June 3rd, 2011 22 Comments

Activision Thanks EA
Ace on June 4th, 2011 6 Comments

Awesome Uncharted 3 Goodies!!
Ace on June 4th, 2011 7 Comments

Hideo Kojima E3 2011 Site Now Up & Running
PAUL FIERCE on June 4th, 2011 4 Comments

Further Down The Rabbit Hole
Jason on May 29th, 2011 4 Comments

Assassin’s Creed Revelations – The Road to E3 Part 1
Oly on May 30th, 2011 8 Comments

Dead Island Box Art
Oly on May 30th, 2011 5 Comments

One Epic Shooter PS3 Exclusive
Jason on May 30th, 2011 4 Comments

inFamous 2 for $20 With Game Trade In at Gamestop
Jason on May 30th, 2011 3 Comments

PlayStation Store to be fully restored this week.
PAUL FIERCE on May 31st, 2011 9 Comments

PSN Will Be Down For Maintenance Today
Jason on June 1st, 2011 12 Comments

Ninja Gaiden 3 Screenshots Released
Jason on June 1st, 2011 2 Comments

Full Restoration Of PlayStation Network Services Begins Today
Madagasca on June 2nd, 2011 No Comments

The Darkness II Gameplay Trailer
Oly on June 2nd, 2011 3 Comments

New Images Of Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Sakinah on June 2nd, 2011 6 Comments

The War of the Worlds Coming to PSN
Oly on June 2nd, 2011 2 Comments

Dance Battle VS is Coming for PlayStation 3
Oly on June 3rd, 2011 No Comments

New Skrim Wallpaper and Screens Have Been Released
Oly on June 3rd, 2011 3 Comments

Prototype 2 E3 Trailer
Oly on June 3rd, 2011 3 Comments

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What have you done since the PSN outage started?

This poll was live for quite some time, and has garnered a lot of votes during that period. Going by the results, we don’t have too many responsible people. In fact, people with 360s who only came on here to troll the site exceeded the number of people who actually took the time to study or to even go outside. The true dominating force is all of those people who spent that PSN downtime to collect trophies. Those who haven’t been doing much gaming weren’t really trailing that far behind, though, but since that exceeded studying and going outside (and discovering life), I could only assume that those people stared at a blank TV screen until PSN resumed service (or have been watching the newest episodes of fine TV programming like River Monsters and Swamp People).

And then there’s the folks who didn’t even know PSN had an outage.

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With E3 happening this week, the current poll focuses on that and what you want to see announced or what games you hope there is a focus on. Remember, you can also add answers!

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Written by: Jay - Community Manager / Editor-In-Chief


  1. #1 by Madagasca on June 6th, 2011 [ 6529 Points ]

    Dude. Excellent recap!

    Can’t believe I missed out on a few articles – gives me some stuff to read before I go to bed tonight.

  2. #2 by Pedro on June 6th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Monday is always a good day to catch up on the paper work. I’m doing it right now :z

  3. #3 by Baba0Booey on June 6th, 2011 [ 5938 Points ]

    Great job as usual.

  4. #4 by Oly on June 6th, 2011 [ 132225 Points ]

    Wow.. someones been busy…. Thanx.. Great Job Jay!

  5. #5 by Kane112 on June 12th, 2011 [ 34187 Points ]

    wow big recap. Was just thinking about the GT5 tournament


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