Posted 24 November
Apologies that the last couple of days have been quiet on the Blog. The Thanksgiving holiday in the US means it’s always a sleepy time of year in the games industry. That said, we managed to squeeze plenty of activity into the first half of the week.
You got your first look at Uncharted: Fight for Fortune, a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes at how PlayStation All-Stars’ special edition art was created, the lowdown on the latest PS Vita system update, and word on an intriguing new indie compilation called Sportsfriends. See the full content list below.
And there’s plenty of great stuff to look forward to next week including, hopefully, details of your December Plus content.
Enjoy your gaming this weekend. It’s been a bumper week for new releases – do let me know what you’re all playing. Until Monday…
- Community update: Black Ops 2, Guess the Game, new podcast! – This week’s Community update takes in everything from Dragon’s Dogma to Black Ops 2, as well as a Wonderbook: Book of Spells party.
- Video Store update: 19th November 2012 – Laure Casteran has four new releases to tell us about in the latest Video Store Update.
- Sack It To Me: Gravity Rush Costume Pack DLC out this week! – A brand new costume pack containing Alias, Unica, Raven and Kat from Gravity Rush is available now.
- Introducing Uncharted: Fight For Fortune for PS Vita – Chris Reese, Co-Director of Bend Studio, shows of this original title coming to PlayStation Store exclusively for PS Vita in early December.
- How PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’s special edition art was created – Illustrator Robert Ball gives us an insight into his design process.
- Ratchet & Clank: QForce is incoming! – QForce launches on PlayStation 3 across Europe next week! We’ve got all the details here, alongside an update on the PS Vita version.
- Activision sale starts tomorrow on PS Store – The PS Store has teamed up with Activision to bring you great discounts on some top titles.
- The Walking Dead: Episode 5 launches this Wednesday – No Time Left arrived on PlayStation Store this week, rounding off Telltale Games’ exceptional game adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s acclaimed graphic novel series.
- PS Vita System Software update 2.00: all the details – The PS Vita System Software update 2.00 has arrived, paving the way for PS Plus support for the system.
- PlayStation Mobile developer program launches, download the SDK – Find out how you can get your game published on the PlayStation Mobile service.
- DmC: Devil May Cry – demo and DLC detailed – An update on DmC: Devil May Cry from Dominic Matthews at Ninja Theory.
- PlayStation All-Stars: The Battle Royale begins this week! – Some of the most memorable characters in the history of PlayStation get set to do battle on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita!
- PlayStation Home update: Welcome to D2O District – Make the most of the two week Lockwood Gift Machine sale, with 50% off selected items.
- Whose side are you on in Marvel Pinball: Civil War? – Iron Man or Captain America? Make your choice, as the Marvel Civil War table is released for Zen Pinball 2.
- Jetpack Joyride rockets onto PSP, PS3 and PS Vita today – With over 35 million downloads around the world so far, millions more can now suit up as Barry Steakfries!
- New Frobisher Says DLC out this week – If you thought Frobisher had exhausted weird and wonderful ways of using your PS Vita, then think again – the Mega Fun Pack is here!
- PS Plus subscribers: Get an entire year of music for just €11.99 – PlayStation Plus customers can access the Music Unlimited Premium service for one year for just £11.99/€11.99!
- PS Vita app t@g launches today – Spray cans at the ready: we get all the info on t@g – a brand new PS Vita app
- ‘Heads-Up’ Store update 21st November 2012 – This week in the Store: DOOM Classic Collection, LEGO Lord of the Rings, Chronovolt and plenty more!
- PlayStation Mobile: Bullion Blitz – Find out about the first fruits of the collaboration between Heavy Spectrum and Sony XDev.
- Introducing Sportsfriends, an indie multiplayer feast for PS3 – Noah Sasso introduces a fascianting indie project currently in the works for PlayStation 3.
- Weekend Debate: Your favourite video game art style – Your debate topic this week – which games do you think have taken a particularly distinctive, creative and skilful approach to art direction? Borderlands 2 is up for grabs!
- Weekend Essentials - PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, PlayStation Plus on PS Vita and Hitman: Absolution…here’s your guide to the ultimate PlayStation weekend
- PlayStation Plus explodes onto PS Vita - Free games, special offers an irresistible discounts – get all of this with PlayStation Plus, now also available on PlayStation Vita
- Let the music play with Music Unlimited – Get an entire year of Music Unlimited Premium for £11.99 with PlayStation Plus
- Wonderbook: Book of Spells explained - Discover how you can bring wizardry to life in your living room on PlayStation 3
- Get a taste of PlayStation Plus – Visit our official Facebook page to claim your free 30-day PlayStation Plus trial
- Rock your wrestling work with our WWE 13 Universe 3.0 mode tips video
- Find out all about Metal Gear Rising’s cyborg cast
- Win the fight with Seth Killian’s own PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale tips
- Lost PlayStation games – the original pitches you never got to play
- 7 PlayStation classics you will never have heard of – test your gaming knowledge