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The ‘Kind of’ Weekly Recap (July 24th-August 13th)


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Been busy again, but I have been around doing stuff for the Community. With that said, this was one of the busiest periods for us as far as giveaways goes, as you will see in the Community News tab. Currently, we have two giveaways happening with another one starting tomorrow. You can quickly access them by clicking on contest banners between post and at the top of articles.

We’ve had a number of reviews for you to check out as well, with a few of them happening in conjunction with a giveaway. Thanks goes out to all those PR people for providing us with content! It is much appreciated! I guess Oly gets some credit, too, but we all know people will only associate with Oly because it gets them closer to me :P. I kid.

With that said, EdEN and Cheeto need to settle down with the posting. Especially EdEN and his tyrannical posts about how a 3DS price drop is throwing the gauntlet against the Vita, and how it’s a better system than the Vita, blah blah blah. I don’t know how he got a staff position. Heck, he still hasn’t changed his name to his first name to continue on with site tradition :P. At least Eddie has been putting him in his place. Too bad EdEN doesn’t stay there for even 5 minutes before he starts again.

Anyway, be sure to check out the rest! Quite a few articles to go through in case you missed anything!


[tab:Community News & Game Nights]

It’s been a really busy past three weeks. One of the biggest things is definitely the giveaways, which you can read about in the section below. As far as Community news itself goes, Tosh has unveiled the new and improved giveaway/lottery system. It not only makes it easier for us to track entries, but also makes it easier for you to enter the contest as well.

Yesterday, Tosh also gave me more permissions for running the forums, so I took the liberty of beginning the process of improving the forums. For the most part, the forums are now categorized satisfactorily, but we’re still in the process of moving old topics to their new locations.

And, as always, we had our BlogCasts. Now available are Episode 11, Episode 12, and Episode 13. Enjoy!

Oh, and I almost forgot, EdEN has joined our team. Congratulations!

Alright, giveaways! First of all, we had a winner for the Tekken blu-ray.

The day before the winner of that was announced, we started a giveaway for PSN imports for Yakiniku Bugyou and Rapid Angel, where, later, everyone who entered had won. In fact, you can ask Oly if there are any extra codes left since the number of entries was less than the number of available codes…

Anyway, Eddie did a short giveaway for a Resistance 3 beta code, here you can see who won here.

We still had a couple other PSN giveaways, including Fast Draw Showdown and LIMBO. Winners can be seen here and here respectively.

Of course, it didn’t end there. Currently, we have 2 more giveaways going on, including the PSN title Dead Block and a piece of hardware that makes a wired connection through your house’s electrical circuit, the HP200AV.

We’re still not done yet, though. In fact, we had to make a couple more “lottery” accounts to allow for more giveaways, with the third account being used for a giveaway you will see go live tomorrow, so stick around! There is a lot of free stuff you can win! Also, Tosh’s E3 swag giveaway has ended, but items will be shipped soon!

July 24th-30th

14 Articles // 11 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • EdEN – 3 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Cheeto – 4 Entries

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July 31st-August 6th

21 Articles // 12 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • EdEN – 6 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • EdEN – 5 Entries

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August 7th-13th

25 Articles // 14 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Oly – 8 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Cheeto – 7 Entries

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Since the last recap, we had to delay the GT5 tournament to July 31st, at which point, only Dean and Pedro showed up. Although it was just us three, we still had a bit of fun! We just didn’t run it as intended and basically just turned it into a game night, but that’s okay. Here’s hoping we can do it again some other time.

[tab:July 24th-30th]

Official Cars 2 Review
Eddie on July 25th, 2011 7 Comments

Lack of Innovation? A Counter Point…
Darrin on July 25th, 2011 16 Comments

Rage Behind the Scenes 4 of 6 “Wasteland”
Oly on July 25th, 2011 8 Comments

EVO 2011 Live on PlayStation Home
Cheeto on July 26th, 2011 7 Comments

Fast Draw Showdown – 1st Round Gameplay
Tosh on July 26th, 2011 10 Comments

Sony May Bring the PS Vita’s Activity Feature to the PS3
Eddie on July 27th, 2011 4 Comments

Comic-Con Recap: Crazy Games, Crazy Times!
PAUL FIERCE on July 27th, 2011 7 Comments

Nintendo to Sony: It’s on like Donkey Kong
EdEN on July 28th, 2011 28 Comments

Bleach: Soul Resurrection is Approaching
Jason on July 28th, 2011 12 Comments

Mad Blocker Alpha Review
EdEN on July 28th, 2011 2 Comments

Rage “The Enemy” – Part 5 of 6 Behind the Scenes ad id Software
Oly on July 29th, 2011 2 Comments

The List
Cheeto on July 29th, 2011 15 Comments

New Anarchy Reigns Trailer Is Here!
EdEN on July 29th, 2011 6 Comments

Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 Review
premiersoupir on July 30th, 2011 13 Comments

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Demo Comes With Tekken Hybrid
Sakinah on July 24th, 2011 5 Comments

Twisted Metal Open Beta Denied
Cheeto on July 25th, 2011 5 Comments

Silent Hill HD Collection Launches Exclusively on the PS3 this September or October
Eddie on July 26th, 2011 7 Comments

Battlefield 3 weapons customization videos
Cheeto on July 26th, 2011 3 Comments

Red Dead Redemption Free “The Myths and Mavericks Bonus Pack” Coming in Sep.
Oly on July 27th, 2011 5 Comments

Global Resistance
Cheeto on July 28th, 2011 3 Comments

Do you like THQ? Want 50% off at the PSN Store?
EdEN on July 28th, 2011 3 Comments

Resistance 3 Beta Detailed
Cheeto on July 29th, 2011 4 Comments

Do you own PS Move? Then this list will make you happy!
EdEN on July 29th, 2011 11 Comments

King of Fighters XIII will be out on October… so here’s a veeery awesome pre-order incentive!
EdEN on July 29th, 2011 8 Comments

Sodium 2: Project Velocity | Track 3 Preview
Tosh on July 29th, 2011 No Comments

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Sony Going All Out To Support Garage Developers on the Playstation Vita
Eddie on July 31st, 2011 13 Comments

House of the Dead: OVERKILL (Extended Cut) – New Level Revealed
EdEN on August 1st, 2011 2 Comments

LittleBigPlanet Toy Story Levels and Costumes!!
Oly on August 1st, 2011 7 Comments

Sony Buys Sucker Punch Productions
Cheeto on August 2nd, 2011 11 Comments

Batman: Arkham City, Pre-Order Skins
Cheeto on August 2nd, 2011 19 Comments

New Technology From Euclideon That Could Change How Games Look For The Next Generation
EdEN on August 2nd, 2011 17 Comments

Number Of PlayStation Pads Damaged/Broken?
Madagasca on August 3rd, 2011 18 Comments

Borderlands 2 Announced!
Pedro on August 3rd, 2011 18 Comments

One Epic Game Released on the PSN Store!
EdEN on August 3rd, 2011 8 Comments

LIMBO Review
Ace on August 3rd, 2011 10 Comments

Rochard Developer Q&A
EdEN on August 3rd, 2011 5 Comments

Fast Draw Showdown Review
Tosh on August 4th, 2011 5 Comments

Vita to miss the 2011 U.S/Europe Release
Cheeto on August 4th, 2011 14 Comments

The Tester Season 3 Has Been Announced and You Can Be In it!
Oly on August 4th, 2011 6 Comments

Ninjamurai Review (minis)
EdEN on August 4th, 2011 3 Comments

Driver: San Francisco Multiplayer Looks Promising
Jay on August 4th, 2011 6 Comments

Where to Get Your Battlefield 3 Pre-Order Goodies!
Madagasca on August 5th, 2011 11 Comments

PSN Play (or how the Xbox 360 Summer of Arcade has changed into the Fall of Fun on Sony’s console)
EdEN on August 5th, 2011 11 Comments

Skyrim Collector’s Edition Looks Great!!
Oly on August 5th, 2011 11 Comments

Resistance 3 Resist Trailer
Ace on August 6th, 2011 4 Comments

Will Smartphone/Tablet Owners Purchase the Playstation Vita?
Eddie on August 6th, 2011 7 Comments

New Monster Hunter 3 HD Screens Released
Jason on August 1st, 2011 7 Comments

Super Street Fighter IV Patch Before 2011 Is Over
EdEN on August 1st, 2011 3 Comments

Lollipop Chainsaw to be Relased in the US!
EdEN on August 1st, 2011 7 Comments

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood on PSN EU
Cheeto on August 2nd, 2011 3 Comments

So, how many studios does Sony own after purchasing Sucker Punch?
EdEN on August 3rd, 2011 7 Comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection Pack Announced
Cheeto on August 4th, 2011 No Comments

Rage “Uprising” Trailer
Oly on August 4th, 2011 2 Comments

Twisted Metal Delayed!
Cheeto on August 5th, 2011 5 Comments

Battlefield 3 Open Beta FAQs
Madagasca on August 5th, 2011 4 Comments

Atlus has reason to celebrate: Catherine sold 200,000 in a week!
EdEN on August 5th, 2011 13 Comments

Arkedo Series Coming to PSN
EdEN on August 5th, 2011 2 Comments

Sony’s 3D TV Bundle Swaps Resistance 3 for MotorStorm: Apocalypse
Cheeto on August 5th, 2011 10 Comments

[tab:August 7th-13th]

Battlefield 3 is Heading to GamesCom with Jets!
Ace on August 7th, 2011 9 Comments

Dead Island [Red Edition]
Cheeto on August 7th, 2011 4 Comments

[Review Rewind] Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2009
premiersoupir on August 8th, 2011 5 Comments

Dead Island’s Zombie Apocalypse Spreads on Central Plaza in PlayStation Home
Oly on August 8th, 2011 2 Comments

New Deus Ex: Human Revolution Videos
Oly on August 8th, 2011 5 Comments

Catherine Review
Darrin on August 9th, 2011 10 Comments

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Spec Ops Survival Trailer
Oly on August 9th, 2011 11 Comments

Dead Island has Gone Gold and Here’s a New Co-op Trailer to Celebrate
Oly on August 9th, 2011 8 Comments

Sony DADC Torched in London Riots
Ace on August 9th, 2011 11 Comments

Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey & Gallop Racer Trailer is Exciting
Oly on August 9th, 2011 9 Comments

Ico/Shadow of the Colossus Collection Intro Videos
Cheeto on August 10th, 2011 9 Comments

Assassin’s Creed Revelation Beta for PS+ Subs. Starts on September 3rd
EdEN on August 10th, 2011 8 Comments

New Risen 2 Trailer
Pedro on August 11th, 2011 5 Comments

Hardware Review: HP200AV Powerline Internet AV Kit
Jay on August 11th, 2011 6 Comments

NIS America Weekend Update (on a Thursday)
EdEN on August 11th, 2011 5 Comments

Sniper Elite V2 Trailer
Oly on August 11th, 2011 3 Comments

Dead Block Review
EdEN on August 11th, 2011 8 Comments

Saint’s Row: The Third 8 Minutes of Game Play
Oly on August 11th, 2011 6 Comments

[RAGE] First-Time Buyer Incentive!
Cheeto on August 11th, 2011 6 Comments

Hideo Kojima Gives Us A Sneak Peak Of The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Trophies
PAUL FIERCE on August 12th, 2011 13 Comments

God of War: Origins Collection on PS3
EdEN on August 12th, 2011 12 Comments

Dead Island 20 minutes of Gameplay!
Jason on August 12th, 2011 6 Comments

Child of Eden Trailer for PS3!
EdEN on August 12th, 2011 5 Comments

DeathSpank 3: The Baconing is Going to be Great!
Oly on August 12th, 2011 7 Comments

PSP Remaster Series and Multiplayer
Jason on August 13th, 2011 5 Comments

Lord of the Rings: War in the North Collectors Edition (Europe and Australia)
Cheeto on August 7th, 2011 8 Comments

Dark Souls Delayed
Cheeto on August 8th, 2011 12 Comments

Dead Island Survival Kit CE Only in Poland
Oly on August 8th, 2011 5 Comments

Ken Levine on Bioshock Infinite, Vita, PS Move.
EdEN on August 9th, 2011 3 Comments

Driver: San Francisco Demo Available Now!
Cheeto on August 9th, 2011 7 Comments

PS3 System Software Update (v3.70)
Cheeto on August 10th, 2011 7 Comments

Gotham City Impostors Closed Beta Sign Up
Cheeto on August 10th, 2011 5 Comments

PSN Scheduled Maintenance
Cheeto on August 11th, 2011 6 Comments

Sixaxis Controller With Your Android Phone? Are You Nuts?
Madagasca on August 11th, 2011 3 Comments

Motorstorm now has move support
Jason on August 12th, 2011 4 Comments

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Announced
Cheeto on August 12th, 2011 8 Comments

WWE ’12 Roster Reveal Tomorrow
Jay on August 12th, 2011 5 Comments

Retro/Grade and PAX Contest
Jason on August 13th, 2011 3 Comments

Splinter Cell HD 1080p Gameplay
Jason on August 13th, 2011 3 Comments

[tab:Poll Results]

Pretty interesting results, really. Almost half of the people who voted said that a deep, engaging story is most important for future titles, where, despite being 10 votes behind, innovative gameplay took second. Sequels and prequels got a few votes, but tried and true formulas and controversial subject matter both struck out with one vote.

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This new poll idea comes from mowmow, who will receive 200 points for the idea. With that said, the poll asks what interests you most in a collector’s edition of a game. I believe we’ve had one of these in the past, but I suppose it can’t hurt to run a new one.

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{democracy:140}

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The Weekly Recap (July 17th-23rd)


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Despite Comic Con going on in San Diego right now, it’s been a relatively slow week. Pedro put up an editorial about innovation in gaming (and I put up a poll using that as a basis). Speaking of innovation (or lack thereof), a new Zombie game is in the works, this one by Grasshopper Manufacture.

We had a few trailers this week. One for Starhawk (which was shown at Comic Con), as well as a Penguin trailer for Batman: Arkham City. We also got a sneak peak at some multiplayer with a new Battlefield 3 trailer as well.

We also had a few reviews this week as well. Puzzle Dimension, inFamous 2, and Patapon 3. Be sure to read those and leave comments!

With that out of the way, we still have a lot going on, so be sure to read the other tabs for details on giveaways and double points. I definitely suggest taking advantage of the latter to help you with the former.


[tab:Community News & Game Nights]

Nothing new this week community wise. We do, however, have double points active through the rest of July! With a good number of giveaways coming up, now is a good time to stock up on points!

And, as always, be sure to listen to our BlogCasts! You’ll get plenty of laughs! For our newest one, be sure to listen to episode 10.

The winner of the Alien Zombie Megadeath giveaway has been chosen (as well as the winners of the Red Johnson’s Chronicles giveaway, so congratulations to you guys!

We also have our ongoing E3 Swag giveaway, as well as a chance for you to win a blu-ray of the Tekken movie.

For major giveaways, we have also made it a lot easier for facebook users to enter them. To see what I mean, be sure to check it out here.


16 Articles // 9 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • EdEN – 7 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • EdEN – 3 Entries

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Today was supposed to be our GT5 tournament, but since Pedro couldn’t make it, and likely Baba won’t either (leaving only 3 competitors), I have decided to postpone it until next weekend. Maybe I’ll see if I can get more people to join us this week as well.

[tab:Gaming News]

Batman: Arkham City Collector’s Edition Details Emerge
EdEN on July 18th, 2011 8 Comments

Is There a Place Left for Innovation ?
Pedro on July 18th, 2011 14 Comments

Rage Behind the Scenes: The Arsenal
Oly on July 18th, 2011 2 Comments

Activision Shafts PS3/PC Gamers…Again?!
Ace on July 19th, 2011 10 Comments

Fast Draw Showdown Out Today On The PSN
Tosh on July 19th, 2011 13 Comments

What is being worked on for PSN? Why, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken!
EdEN on July 19th, 2011 2 Comments

Rochard: Releasing soon on the PSN Store!
EdEN on July 20th, 2011 2 Comments

Grasshopper Manufacture Reveals New Zombie Game
Sakinah on July 20th, 2011 11 Comments

Puzzle Dimension Review
EdEN on July 20th, 2011 4 Comments

BF3: Leaked Gameplay And a New Trailer
Ace on July 21st, 2011 4 Comments

New Arkham City Trailer Shows Penguin
Pedro on July 22nd, 2011 7 Comments

Resistance 3 Survivor Edition trailer
CHEETO on July 22nd, 2011 2 Comments

Official Review: inFamous 2
Jay on July 22nd, 2011 10 Comments

PSN Store and Blog Are Finally Official In Brazil
EdEN on July 23rd, 2011 3 Comments

PS+ Content for July 26 and August 2nd
EdEN on July 23rd, 2011 4 Comments

Patapon 3 Review (PSP)
EdEN on July 23rd, 2011 2 Comments

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Child of Eden release date and price confirmed
CHEETO on July 18th, 2011 1 Comment

Battlefield 3: ‘We can do earthquakes in multiplayer’
Ace on July 18th, 2011 5 Comments

Tekken Tag 2 – Mishima Family Combo Exhibition
Tosh on July 19th, 2011 6 Comments

Play Mortal Kombat as Freddy Krueger
Pedro on July 22nd, 2011 1 Comment

PSN Users Prove To Be Very Generous
Sakinah on July 22nd, 2011 1 Comment

ComicCon 2011: Starhawk Trailer
CHEETO on July 22nd, 2011 No Comments

PSN Plus 12 Month Subscription Now Only $39.99 (Limited Time)
EdEN on July 22nd, 2011 No Comments

Catherine Q&A with Atlus (@PS Blog)
EdEN on July 23rd, 2011 2 Comments

So I hear you like Comic Con Cosplay…
EdEN on July 23rd, 2011 2 Comments

[tab:Poll Results]

From the looks of it, you guys either spent a lot or didn’t spend anything at all when the PSN came back, as tied for the number one spot are “Nothing” and the 20-50 range. One person did have to file for bankruptcy, though. There are still a few things I have to buy myself, but I am a bit low on funds.

[tab:New Poll]

Since there wasn’t any valid poll ideas for this week, I decided to come up with one of my own. And I don’t get points for my brilliant ideas :P. As usual, I like to base them off of something going on this week, so without further ado, this week’s poll is based off of Pedro’s article about innovation. The only thing is, I have a few things listed, and it’s up to you to see what you think is most important for future titles.

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{democracy:139}

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The Weekly Recap (July 10th-16th)


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It seems like every time I get around to writing articles, the week always seems to be busy. Until I do the recap, and realize how little activity there actually was. As far as counted articles go (which doesn’t include weekly posts like blu-ray releases, the podcasts, recaps, etc and posts about the site/community), we only had a total of 12 articles and 13 QuickNews.

What were some of this week’s highlights, though? Well, I expressed my love for War of the Monsters and how it would be a perfect PSN game. I also posted the heart breaking news of Netflix changing up its subscription plans. Eddie also posted an article about Sony supporting smaller developers (and, apparently, dedicated $20 million to PSN game development).

A new Sanits Row 3 trailer featuring the pre-order bonus pack was released, and, as expected, it was ridiculously over the top. We’ve also had trailers for Batman: Arkham City and Driver: San Francisco.

As far as reviews go, EdEN had posted his for Alien Zombie Megadeath and Back to the Future: Episode 4. I also posted a review, this time for an active HDMI cable. I was trying to get my inFamous 2 review up last week as well, but personal life came up. I do have most of it written already, though, so expect that sometime this week for sure.

As always, be sure to read all of the recap. Maybe you missed something this week that might have interested you?


[tab:Community News & Game Nights]

Tosh has made it so anyone who participates in a BlogCast gets 200 points. If you want to earn points easily, that’s a chance for you to do so! It’s very casual, laid back, and conversational. Most of the time, we record on Wednesday night at 6PM, Pacific.

You can also earn 100 points for emailing us and 150 for leaving us a voicemail (@ PS3-888-BLOG – US number). We will read mail on air, as well as putting the audio from voicemails in there.

Be sure to listen to Episode 9 when you get a chance!

The Red Johnson’s Chronicles giveaway ends tonight, so be sure to get your last minute entries in for this excellent title. There will be three winners.

If point and click mystery games aren’t your thing, we also have a chance for you to win the far more frantic Alien Zombie Megadeath, which ends Thursday night. I’m not sure how many winners will be chosen here, though.


12 Articles // 13 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • EdEN – 4 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Sakinah & CHEETO – 3 Entries

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Earlier this week I had posted a reminder about our Gran Turismo 5 tournament, which is still scheduled for the 24th (one week from today). At this point in time, that is still the only game night we have planned unfortunately.

Of course, that’s not to say you can’t start one yourself! In fact, we have a site trophy you can get just for hosting your first one. The only thing you have to do is apply to be a writer and you can simply opt to just host game nights. You can also go into the Game Night Group and post there as well (I am going to try to find ways of promoting the Groups section so it gets more activity).

[tab:Gaming News]

Batman Arkham City “The Riddler Trailer”
Eddie on July 11th, 2011 6 Comments

Remembering War of the Monsters
Jay on July 11th, 2011 12 Comments

Back To The Future Episode 4 Review
EdEN on July 11th, 2011 7 Comments

SCE Chief Shuhei Yoshida Says Industry Innovation Will Stall Without Supporting Our Smaller Devs
Eddie on July 11th, 2011 18 Comments

Saints Row: The Third Platinum Pack & the Professor Genki Hyper-Ordinary Pre-Order Pack
CHEETO on July 11th, 2011 7 Comments

Netflix Subscription Plan Update
Jay on July 12th, 2011 20 Comments

Naughty Dog Says PS3/Vita Can Do What Wii U Does
Tosh on July 14th, 2011 19 Comments

Accessory Review: RedMere “Active” HDMI Cable
Jay on July 14th, 2011 11 Comments

Battlelog: First Screenshots Revealed
Ace on July 14th, 2011 5 Comments

House of the Dead: Overkill (Extended Cut) on October 2011
EdEN on July 14th, 2011 13 Comments

Alien Zombie Mega Death Review + Giveaway!
EdEN on July 14th, 2011 11 Comments

Coming Soon to the PSN Store – Carnivores: Ice Age (minis)
EdEN on July 15th, 2011 6 Comments

[tab:QuickNews]

Medal Of Honor Cat
Sakinah on July 10th, 2011 5 Comments

Registration for identity theft protection extended
CHEETO on July 11th, 2011 3 Comments

Amazing Resident Evil Collection
Jason on July 11th, 2011 12 Comments

MK9 Rain Gameplay with a Peek at his X-Ray
Baba0Booey on July 11th, 2011 7 Comments

Who’s Fighting Dirtier EA or Activision?? (Updated: Site registered to Godaddy.com)
Oly on July 11th, 2011 11 Comments

Welcome Back Program So Successful Even More People Are Downloading Games
Eddie on July 12th, 2011 9 Comments

Newest PS3 hardware to remove HD support over component cables
CHEETO on July 13th, 2011 11 Comments

Deus Ex: Human Revolution : Conspiracy trailer
Oly on July 13th, 2011 3 Comments

Konami Releases Beta Gameplay Footage of Famed Hero Simon Belmont from Castlevania Franchise
PAUL FIERCE on July 13th, 2011 2 Comments

Meet Some of the Stars of Driver: San Francisco
Jay on July 14th, 2011 1 Comment

Ubisoft’s Uplay Passport
CHEETO on July 15th, 2011 3 Comments

Starhawk Will Be Playable At Comic-Con
Sakinah on July 15th, 2011 No Comments

Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D Coming To Theaters For One Night Only
Sakinah on July 16th, 2011 1 Comment

[tab:Poll Results]

Not too many people voted this week, but from the results, most people think we’re a**holes because those people have jobs. There are others who are getting fat. More so than those engaging in sports, or even gaming. Only a select few are getting sexified. There is also one person from the southern hemisphere who is currently enjoying winter, my favorite time of year.

[tab:New Poll]

This new poll idea is by way of EdEN, who will get the 200 points for the suggestion. We’re asking how much money you’ve spent on the PlayStation Store since the PSN resumed service, in light of the post we had earlier in the week about how sales have been doing better since before the outage.

Since not everyone on the site uses the dollar, I included symbols for the pound and euro as well, and “etc” for any other denomination. Basically, it goes from the low-end amount to the higher end (so if you aren’t familiar with those forms of money, anything over $50 is usually one of the full games or if you got a full year of PS+).

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{democracy:138}

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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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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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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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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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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]

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