The Weekly Recap – Another Compilation



[tab:Recap]

Alright, I am on the verge of giving up on these things! Just kidding. Again, another late one, and, again, I apologize. It took a littler longer for me to compile this time because the formatting of my archives changed for some reason, so it’s not a simple cut and paste.

It was an interesting past few weeks, with a large number of giveaways and reviews (and there are a whole lot more still in the works). I haven’t had too much time on here myself, as my unemployment ran out (and no, none of the staff here gets paid for their time and work; we’re just dedicated members), so I have been dedicating even more time to looking for work, and the Arizona heat isn’t helping much with comfort level, either, because it’s been in the 110s and we don’t have air conditioning (and with monsoon season going on right now, that heat is mixed in with high humidity as well, so it is NOT a dry heat).

Anyway, the amount of news over the past few weeks wasn’t all that much, but with the time of year being relatively dry right now anyway (kind of like a post-E3 drought), it’s pretty much expected until the next big trade event and/or sudden news announcement. That’s not to say we haven’t forgotten any news. We can’t cover everything all of the time, so if you want to help out, sign up to be a writer!

We have had a couple premier posts from new writers over these weeks as well, from Megafire123 and CHEETO. Thanks for coming aboard guys! Like all of our writers, I hope you stick around and post more!

With that said, be sure to check out the entire recap, as there are a lot of articles to go through, and you might have even missed out on something that interests you. Be sure to check out the Community News tab as well. Lots of contest coverage and a plug for my upcoming Gran Turismo 5 tournament.


[tab:Community News & Game Nights]

Not much in terms of new features, but I am proud to say that our site has been very active and love the fact that we seem to be getting a few more regulars as well!

We’re still open to new writers and also have a new incentive to do so: writers get 2 points for every new comment on their articles (minus their own replies), and since a lot of our posts seem to have been getting over 20 comments, that’s an easy 40 points!

We’re always finding ways to get you guys points, which are integral to things like giveaways, or simply for bragging rights. I think Jason has gained points faster than any one else in a given period of time :lol:.

As far as the PS3BlogCast goes, during this time period, we have episodes five, six, seven, and eight! Be sure to give those a listen! We often have giveaways included within them, as well as a chance to double your entries in some contests!

This was actually a very busy period as far as giveaways go. First off, we had a LA Noire t-shirt giveaway for people who were able to find out clues hidden within the site. Some even did it just for fun, and it has gotten a lot of positive feedback. We will like to do something similar to that again!

We also gave away codes for Stardrone
; you can see the list of winners Winners of the StarDrone Giveaway”>here.

For Uncharted fans, we had a giveaway for a copy of the GotY Edition of Uncharted 2, so congratulations to the winner! We also gave away codes for the creepy crawler kickback for the Uncharted 3 Beta.

Currently, we also have a giveaway for Red Johnson’s Chronicles, a very well done point-and-click mystery game.

We also had a giveaway for the NormalTanks mini packed in with the review.

June 12th-18th

15 Articles // 6 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Tosh & Oly – 4 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Oly – 4 Entries

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Most Comments

June 19th-25th

14 Articles // 10 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Oly – 5 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Oly – 6 Entries

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Most Comments

June 26th-July 2nd

11 Articles // 16 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Eddie, Jason, & Ace – 2 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Jason & CHEETO – 4 Entries

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Most Comments

July 3rd-9th

20 Articles // 9 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • EdEN – 6 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Jason & CHEETO – 3 Entries

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Most Comments

I’m still surprised we haven’t really scheduled any Uncharted 3 beta game nights, but I do have a game night for another game scheduled myself. The Gran Turismo 5 Christmas in July tournament! This is actually our first tournament, and was named so because my PS3 on the originally scheduled tournament date died on December 25th, and that tournament was scheduled for the 26th. A lot has changed since then, so this one should be fun. It even has more prize cars!

[tab:June 12th-18th]

[E3 2011] Hands On – Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
Tosh on June 13th, 2011 7 Comments

Official Double Review: LA Noire
Jay on June 13th, 2011 12 Comments

Playstation Vita, The Meat and Potatoes.
Eddie on June 13th, 2011 23 Comments

Jack Tretton Sony C.E.O. Talks About Hackers & 3D Gaming
PAUL FIERCE on June 14th, 2011 9 Comments

[E3 2011] Hands On – Starhawk
Tosh on June 14th, 2011 12 Comments

[E3 2011] Hands On – Uncharted 3 Multiplayer / Co-op
Tosh on June 15th, 2011 14 Comments

DICE Responds to Battlefield 3 Controversy
PAUL FIERCE on June 16th, 2011 3 Comments

Puzzle Agent Review
EdEN on June 16th, 2011 11 Comments

Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta Info
Oly on June 16th, 2011 3 Comments

Black Ops Annihilation Map Pack Preview
Oly on June 16th, 2011 7 Comments

First Ever Battlefield 3 Gameplay on PS3
Ace on June 16th, 2011 4 Comments

Nicholson Electroplating Gets a Trailer
Jay on June 16th, 2011 3 Comments

[E3 2011] Journey Interview
Tosh on June 17th, 2011 10 Comments

[E3 2011] Amy Preview and Impressions
Oly on June 17th, 2011 8 Comments

[E3 2011] Missing In Action
Sakinah on June 18th, 2011 14 Comments

Diablo III Hiring PS3 Specialist
Pedro on June 13th, 2011 6 Comments

@PlayStation on Twitter Will Be Giving Away Tetris Codes for the PSN
Oly on June 14th, 2011 3 Comments

2K Games Fired Its PR Company Based on a Tweet
Oly on June 15th, 2011 6 Comments

Uncharted 3 On Jimmy Fallon
Oly on June 15th, 2011 3 Comments

Playstation Vita to Support DLNA and Skype
Eddie on June 16th, 2011 20 Comments

Red Johnson’s Chronicles PSN Hack Launch Trailer
Oly on June 17th, 2011 4 Comments

[tab:June 19th-25th]

Resistance on the Playstation Vita Will Feature Online Competitive Multiplayer
Eddie on June 19th, 2011 8 Comments

PS3 Slim Goes On a Diet
Ace on June 20th, 2011 13 Comments

Jack Tretton Talks About PlayStation 4
PAUL FIERCE on June 20th, 2011 16 Comments

StarDrone Review
EdEN on June 20th, 2011 11 Comments

Amy “Zombification” Video
Oly on June 21st, 2011 9 Comments

Portal 2 Review
Oly on June 21st, 2011 8 Comments

PlayStation Vita Gets a Release Date?!
Ace on June 22nd, 2011 4 Comments

Meet Dead Island’s Newest Character Logan
Oly on June 22nd, 2011 4 Comments

Are Video Games Causing Marital Trouble?
Tosh on June 22nd, 2011 19 Comments

Mortal Kombat: Skarlet Now Available (Win Her Here)
Oly on June 22nd, 2011 38 Comments

Back To The Future Episode 3 Review
EdEN on June 23rd, 2011 6 Comments

NHL 12 Cover Athlete: Steven Stamkos
MAINEiac4434 on June 24th, 2011 2 Comments

Saints Row the Third Gameplay Looks to be “Over the Top” Fun
Oly on June 24th, 2011 15 Comments

Collections Announced For Uncharted, R&C & Resistance
Sakinah on June 25th, 2011 13 Comments

Reminder: L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass
Oly on June 20th, 2011 2 Comments

Starhawk Official Box Art
Oly on June 20th, 2011 5 Comments

Binary Domain Story Trailer
Oly on June 20th, 2011 3 Comments

Amazon Gold Box Gaming Day (6-21-11)
Sinlock on June 21st, 2011 No Comments

RAGE Comic Issue #1 is Now in Stores
Oly on June 22nd, 2011 1 Comment

Fallout: New Vegas’s: Old World Blues Available July 19th
Oly on June 22nd, 2011 3 Comments

Firmware 3.66 Inbound
Ace on June 23rd, 2011 3 Comments

inFAMOUS 2 Now Available for Download on PSN
Oly on June 23rd, 2011 12 Comments

19 Year Old Arrested For Using PlayStation 3 To Make Bomb Threats
PAUL FIERCE on June 24th, 2011 4 Comments

Online Beta Announced For Journey
Sakinah on June 25th, 2011 3 Comments

[tab:June 26th-July 2nd]

Play Uncharted 3 Muliplayer and Earn Rewards at Launch
Eddie on June 26th, 2011 11 Comments

PS Vita News Round Up
Eddie on June 26th, 2011 25 Comments

NormalTanks Review (minis) + Giveaway
EdEN on June 27th, 2011 22 Comments

Uncharted 3: New & Improved (Now With More Beta!)
FooBear408 on June 28th, 2011 37 Comments

PSP Remakes & What They Won’t Feature
Jason on June 29th, 2011 15 Comments

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon – Close-Range Assault Gameplay
Ace on June 29th, 2011 6 Comments

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 gets real. So real you can touch it!
PAUL FIERCE on June 30th, 2011 14 Comments

HipHopGamer Claims BF3 is Outselling MW3
Ace on June 30th, 2011 31 Comments

RAGE Behind the Scenes: The Legacy of id 1 of 6
Oly on June 30th, 2011 8 Comments

Sackboy Is Sad
Sakinah on July 1st, 2011 18 Comments

Alice: Madness Returns Review
Jason on July 2nd, 2011 22 Comments

Star Wars Galaxies servers to go dark December 15
PAUL FIERCE on June 26th, 2011 2 Comments

Reminder: Sony Welcome Back Program Ending Soon
Sinlock on June 27th, 2011 5 Comments

COD: Black Ops Annihilation DLC Shangri-La Zombie Trailer
Oly on June 27th, 2011 3 Comments

Supreme Court Rules: California Can’t Ban Violent Video Games
PAUL FIERCE on June 27th, 2011 4 Comments

Killer PS3 Deal until July 2nd
Jason on June 27th, 2011 7 Comments

PSP Dual packs are a steal
Jason on June 28th, 2011 5 Comments

Sniper Ghost Warrior PS3 Optimized
Jason on June 28th, 2011 3 Comments

Kenshi Arrives for ‘Mortal Kombat’ July 5th
CHEETO on June 28th, 2011 5 Comments

PlayStation Plus Birthday Bonus Offer
CHEETO on June 29th, 2011 4 Comments

PlayStation Home: Welcome Back Content for Europe
Tosh on June 29th, 2011 5 Comments

Official Batman: Arkham City Box Art Revealed
Oly on June 29th, 2011 10 Comments

Respawn Entertainment Launch
CHEETO on June 30th, 2011 5 Comments

PSN Cards 25% off until July 2nd
Jason on June 30th, 2011 10 Comments

LIMBO Headed To PSN & Steam
Sakinah on June 30th, 2011 8 Comments

Quadruple XP is Live in Red Dead Redemption
Oly on June 30th, 2011 4 Comments

WWE All Stars Upcoming DLC
CHEETO on July 1st, 2011 5 Comments

[tab:July 3rd-9th]

4th of July Sales!
Jason on July 4th, 2011 4 Comments

Final Fantasy VII, inFamous 2, Killzone 3 Costumes Coming To Little Big Planet 2
Sakinah on July 4th, 2011 5 Comments

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Review
Jason on July 5th, 2011 5 Comments

Skyrim: An E3 Preview and Analysis
Megafire123 on July 5th, 2011 8 Comments

Lord of the Rings: War in the North Collector’s Edition and Pre-Order Bonuses Details
EdEN on July 5th, 2011 6 Comments

PS4 to be revealed in 2012?
CHEETO on July 5th, 2011 16 Comments

Uncharted 3 MP Beta: New Week 2 Content
EdEN on July 5th, 2011 6 Comments

Jane’s Hotel Review (minis) + Giveaway!
EdEN on July 5th, 2011 12 Comments

White Knight Chronicles 2 Review
Jason on July 6th, 2011 12 Comments

Most Anticipated Games of 2011 to be present during the San Diego Comic-Con
PAUL FIERCE on July 6th, 2011 11 Comments

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Fan Interview
Pedro on July 6th, 2011 5 Comments

Naughty Dog Would Love Another Jak and Daxter
Ace on July 6th, 2011 6 Comments

Duke Nukem Forever Review, Got balls of steel?
Baba0Booey on July 6th, 2011 8 Comments

PSN Pass Announced
CHEETO on July 6th, 2011 19 Comments

PSN Summer Sale 2011: 30% Off 11 Games
EdEN on July 7th, 2011 13 Comments

RAGE Behind the Scenes 2 of 6: The Dawn
Oly on July 7th, 2011 9 Comments

Red Johnson’s Chronicles: Episode 1 Review
EdEN on July 8th, 2011 5 Comments

PlayStation Vita Features Explained
Eddie on July 8th, 2011 14 Comments

PlayStation Plus Subscribers: here’s your July content!
EdEN on July 8th, 2011 22 Comments

Bioshock Infinite Demo Footage
premiersoupir on July 8th, 2011 8 Comments

Sony Extends the “Welcome Back” Program
CHEETO on July 4th, 2011 6 Comments

PlayStation Network Services To Be Restored In Japan This Wednesday
Tosh on July 5th, 2011 7 Comments

Capcom Announces Finish Me Giveaway
Jason on July 6th, 2011 5 Comments

Dead Block Co-Op Detailed
EdEN on July 7th, 2011 8 Comments

Castlevania Harmony of Despair finally hitting PS3
Jason on July 8th, 2011 6 Comments

Uncharted Movie gets new director
CHEETO on July 8th, 2011 9 Comments

Pre-order Dead Island from Amazon and Get a Digital Art Book
Oly on July 8th, 2011 3 Comments

Great offer on pre-orders+ more
Jason on July 8th, 2011 5 Comments

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 Move Bundle
CHEETO on July 9th, 2011 7 Comments

[tab:Poll Results]

Sorry about this long-running poll, but we did get a bit of feedback from those who voted (also, you get points for voting if you didn’t know that). It appears a lot of people are going to pick it up eventually, while a few seem to want to get it now simply because of the price. 35 people aren’t going to get it, though (split between a “No” and “Not into handhelds”), while a few were going to pick it up regardless of the system’s price.
[tab:New Poll]

Summer has been going on for a few weeks (unless you live in AZ< where it has been going on for a couple months), so, thanks to Darklurkr23 (who will receive 200 points for the poll idea), we’re going to have the poll reflect what you’re doing this summer. Choices are open as well, so you do have the ability to add your own!

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{democracy:137}

[tab:END]


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


  1. #1 by Baba0Booey on July 10th, 2011 [ 5938 Points ]

    great job as usual with the recap jay, even if its late ;)
    Hey if you ever need any help with the recaps on any given week due to your jobhunt or whatever it is, let me know, id love to help, anyway good luck withe your job search, hope you find something soon!!

  2. #2 by Jay on July 10th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    Maybe I’ll get in at that adult toy store distribution center I applied for. I can use my employee discount to buy a giant purple dildo for a saints row 3 giveaway

  3. #3 by EdEN on July 10th, 2011 [ 138451 Points ]

    All that hard work has paid off… I’m back on the top 10! Top 5, here I come!

    @Jay: Well, the giant purple dildo would be a nice touch but how will you know the exact size needed?

  4. #4 by Jay on July 10th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    going from the gameplay video Oly posted a couple weeks ago, it has to be a floppy, two and a half foot long one

  5. #5 by Baba0Booey on July 10th, 2011 [ 5938 Points ]

    Jay: Maybe I’ll get in at that adult toy store distribution center I applied for. I can use my employee discount to buy a giant purple dildo for a saints row 3 giveaway  

    ROFL

  6. #6 by Darklurkr23 on July 11th, 2011 [ 22701 Points ]

    Haha. Glad to see my genius has been recognized XD.

  7. #7 by CHEETO on July 11th, 2011

    Happy to be on board Jay. Is there a way to broadcast the GT5 Tournament? If not, is it possible to post a video later on so the rest of us who can’t participate enjoy it as well?

  8. #8 by Pedro on July 11th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Jay: Maybe I’ll get in at that adult toy store distribution center I applied for. I can use my employee discount to buy a giant purple dildo for a saints row 3 giveaway  

    The week has started strong. Thank you Jay… thank you.

  9. #9 by The_Nmac on July 11th, 2011 [ 44908 Points ]

    Jay: Maybe I’ll get in at that adult toy store distribution center I applied for. I can use my employee discount to buy a giant purple dildo for a saints row 3 giveaway  

    lol!

  10. #10 by Jay on July 11th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    Captain_CHEETO: Is there a way to broadcast the GT5 Tournament? If not, is it possible to post a video later on so the rest of us who can’t participate enjoy it as well?

    I don’t have a capture device or an ability to stream it, so currently, that would be out of the question. Even if I did have a way to stream it, I don’t think I have enough bandwidth with my internet to both host the server and stream the feed. Of course, it would be nice if GT5 let you export replays to the XMB, and then use the video editor to cut it down to certain parts, and then upload it, but, alas, that isn’t possible either.

  11. #11 by premiersoupir on July 11th, 2011 [ 17020 Points ]

    Jay: I don’t have a capture device or an ability to stream it, so currently, that would be out of the question.

    Didn’t Oly or someone review a capturing device a couple months ago? One of the co-writers has this device — maybe s/he could do the capturing. Not that I’m really advocating for it — I don’t have GT5 and I’m not big on watching game videos.


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