The Weekly Recap (June 5th-11th)



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For being a week that’s supposed to be full of news pieces and articles, this E3 seemed rather uneventful. Personally, I think there’s been a lot of missed opportunities, and we haven’t had enough writers around to really keep up with what was going on. Maybe the guys who went to E3 will write up some hands-on reports?

Anyway, with that said, we did get a lot of contacts from the event, so, in theory, we should have more chances for giveaways and contests (or even press events for detailed hands-on reports). Remember, to have your chance at going to such events, you’ll want to be an active writer, but normally, your activity directly affects your chances of doing so, so the more active you are, the better.

So, what big news did we get this week? Well, for one, the NGP/PSP2 is now officially called the PlayStation Vita (Latin for “Life”), and will retail for $250 ($300 for 3G), making the base model the same price as the competition. We’ve also posted a number of trailers, and even a hands-on of the device by Oly.

A number of trailers also sprung up during the event, which is no surprise at all, and is actually expected. The Team Ico collection has gotten a release date, and the God of War Collection Volume II will also be coming to the PS3 (which consists of the two titles on the PSP).

And the two last standouts: The MMO persistent shooter, DUST 514, has been announced to be a PS3 exclusive (due to the system’s openness), and more details of its integration with players on EVE Online (though a lot of it is still a mystery). And finally, three of Anonymous’ members (linked to the PSN security breach, among other things) have been arrested in Spain, which drives home the point no one can ever really be truly anonymous.


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Nothing much new, but we did have some live blogging taking place at E3. If you wanted to watch the event live, you could have done so here.

And don’t forget, we still currently have Double Points going on for comments and posts (10 and 90, respectively; you also get double points for logging in as well), which should last until tomorrow morning. Too bad not too many people took advantage of it when it went live last week.

Sinlock managed to win the PS3Blogcast sound bite contest, with Grondimn coming in at a close second. Although Sinlock won the 150 points, since Grondimn was just seconds off, he had also received 100 points, so congratulations to you guys.

We also had a facebook and Twitter contest for Call of Duty: Black Ops’ Escalation map pack, so congratulations to those winners as well!


19 Articles // 11 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Jay – 8 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Jay – 6 Entries

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[tab:Gaming News]

E3 2011: Twisted Metal ‘Revenge’ Trailer
Ace on June 5th, 2011 9 Comments

FIFA 12 Ultimate Edition – It’s Definitely In The Game!
Madagasca on June 6th, 2011 5 Comments

Dead Island E3 Trailer
Pedro on June 6th, 2011 1 Comment

[E3 2011] Battlefield 3 Launches October 25th
Ace on June 6th, 2011 5 Comments

[E3 2011] Insomniac Multiplatform IP: Overstrike
Ace on June 6th, 2011 2 Comments

[E3 2011] NGP Named PSVita, Confirmed for Holiday 2011, Price Revealed
Jay on June 6th, 2011 8 Comments

[E3 2011] Uncharted 3, Oh My!
Ace on June 6th, 2011 6 Comments

[E3 2011] LittleBigPlanet and ModNation Racers on Vita: Perfect Match
Jay on June 6th, 2011 6 Comments

PlayStation Vita Hands On and a Couple New Trailers
Oly on June 7th, 2011 16 Comments

[E3 2011] New 3D Display and Accessories for PS3
Jay on June 7th, 2011 8 Comments

[E3 2011] Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest Announced
Jay on June 7th, 2011 4 Comments

[E3 2011] My Bioshocks, let me show (and mention) them!
EdEN on June 7th, 2011 6 Comments

[E3 2011] DUST 514 Makes an Appearance
Jay on June 7th, 2011 7 Comments

[E3 2011] ICO/Shadow of the Colossus Collection FINALLY has a release date!
EdEN on June 7th, 2011 11 Comments

[E3 2011] God of War: Origins HD Collection
EdEN on June 7th, 2011 10 Comments

[E3 2011] Brothers in Arms: Furious 4
Ace on June 7th, 2011 3 Comments

A Bunch of Trailers for Vita Titles
Jay on June 8th, 2011 10 Comments

Spain Arrests Members of Anonymous
Jay on June 10th, 2011 10 Comments

[E3 2011] NFS: The Run Trailer Shows Game’s Intensity
Jay on June 10th, 2011 2 Comments

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation DLC and Double XP Comes to PS3 June 10
Oly on June 5th, 2011 2 Comments

[E3 2011] Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Trailer
Jay on June 5th, 2011 3 Comments

Growing up with PlayStation.
PAUL FIERCE on June 5th, 2011 3 Comments

Dead Island Gets A Confirmed Release Date
Madagasca on June 6th, 2011 1 Comment

[E3 2011] Sly Cooper Finally Makes a Proper PS3 Appearance
Jay on June 6th, 2011 No Comments

[E3 2011] New Trailer for Resistance 3; Doomsday Edition Announced
Jay on June 7th, 2011 4 Comments

InFamous 2 Releases Today; Kevin Butler says it’s “EPIC”
Jay on June 7th, 2011 4 Comments

Optional PS3 Firmware Update (v3.65) Available
Jay on June 7th, 2011 2 Comments

[E3 2011] Street Fighter X Tekken Announced For Vita, Guest Character Revealed
Sakinah on June 7th, 2011 1 Comment

[E3 2011] Dragon’s Dogma (CAPCOM)
Jason on June 8th, 2011 4 Comments

Vita Likely to be Region Free
Jay on June 11th, 2011 No Comments

[tab:Poll Results]

Turnout for this poll was pretty bad. Then again, the site’s traffic wasn’t as much as anticipated, either, but we still had a few people add in some answers. The most anticipated thing, according to this poll, was Uncharted 3 news. However, we did have a few optimistic folks hoping for some PlayStation 4 information (which I would think would be more likely at least next year anyway). That even beat out the NGP pricing and release date.

Also, I am 90% certain that EdEN added Project Cafe to the list, which only got 3 votes, tying with Metal Gear Solid: Rising.
[tab:New Poll]

This poll comes from the announcement of the price of the Vita, which, for the base model, is the same price as its immediate competition, the 3DS. We’re asking if, because of the announcement of the price (which is really lower than expected), are you more likely going to buy the system? Would be interesting to see the results of this one, because it IS lower than expected and a lot of folks were waiting for that announcement, BUT, on the flip side, not everyone enjoys handheld gaming. We’ll see where this went on the next recap

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


  1. #1 by Pedro on June 12th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    It’s weird how there were so few articles this week, with E3 and all. (Well… I know I didn’t do much to help with only 1… but moving on)

    Thanks Jay!

  2. #2 by Tosh on June 12th, 2011 [ 1102 Points ]

    I’ll be writing Hands On posts for the following games:

    Twisted Metal
    Starhawk
    Uncharted 3
    Air Combat

    Just needed a little break after the hectic E3 week.

  3. #3 by Baba0Booey on June 12th, 2011 [ 5938 Points ]

    Great job as usual jay, i love these!!

  4. #4 by EdEN on June 12th, 2011 [ 136445 Points ]

    I won 100 points! Thanks for the 3 likes hehehe…

    Glad to hear Tosh will take on some of the games out of E3. Don’t know about you, but for me it seems that Sony COULD have done more with their E3 conference but we really didn’t get any “huge” announcements out of them this time (same as last year). 3 posts out of me last week since I’m on review duty and didn’t have more time to dive into the E3 craziness but I hope I helped a bit!

  5. #5 by EdEN on June 12th, 2011 [ 136445 Points ]

    @Jay: Yep, I added a bit of Cafe to the week. Nothing wrong with that!

  6. #6 by GeneticMania on June 14th, 2011 [ 1450 Points ]

    Always nice to be able to check if I missed anything.


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