Posted 15 December
Hey everyone, Fred here once again with your look back at the week’s big news on PlayStation Blog.
While there might not be many too sleeps to go now until Christmas, that’s not the only thing to be getting excited about.
If you haven’t seen it already, then run – don’t walk – to watch the brand new The Last of Us trailer. It’s a beautifully atmospheric snapshot of a world gone wrong and should ramp your anticipation up a couple more notches before the game release next year. When exactly? You can find that out here, too.
Finally, don’t forget to vote in our 2012 Game of the Year poll. It’s your chance to tell us which PlayStation titles made your year, and which ones you’re most excited for as we head into 2013.
Enjoy, and see you on Monday for the last week of term!
- The 12 Deals of Christmas! – 12 days, 12 deals. Our duodecad of daily deals is well underway – check in here for the latest offers.
- The Last of Us: New trailer, release date and pre-order content revealed! – The Last of Us is coming, and now we know when. Watch the stunning new trailer and read up on some great pre-order bonuses.
- Community update: Far Cry 3, Home Q&A, Game of the Month – Far Cry 3 Fun Events and a week of Q&As with Home developers can be found in this week’s Community Update.
- Video Store update 12th December 2012 – Tie your red bandanas, lace those combat boots and get ready for a very manly Video Store update with The Expendables 2, The Bourne Legacy and… err… Keith Lemon: The Film?.
- Final call for Sportsfriends! Support local multiplayer! – Your indie developers need you! Check out a wrap-up of the Sportsfriends Kickstarter campaign here.
- Sack it to Me: Find out how LittleBigPlanet works as a tool for learning – US design studio takes a look at the LittleBigPlanet legacy and how it has inspired a whole generation of community developers.
- Introducing Big Sky Infinity – to infinity, and then some! – Boss Baddie’s James Whitehead tells us about the studio’s randomly-generated twin-stick shooter Big Sky Infinity.
- PlayStation Mobile: FuturLab serves up Surge – Jack Lang from FuturLab talks about bringing Surge to PlayStation Mobile after just a few months of development.
- PlayStation Home update – Xi: Continuum is here – Strange things have been happening in PlayStation Home – Xi: Continuum has arrived. Can you unravel the riddle?
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Classic coming to PS Store tomorrow – CJ and the Grove Street Families return as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas hits the PS Store!
- Home Tycoon: Rising Revenues aims to scale new heights on PS Home – Home Tycoon gets its biggest update yet in the form of Rising Revenues. Find out about the new features here.
- Festive sale starts today on PlayStation Store! – Some of the year’s biggest titles mingle with classics of yesteryear in the PlayStation Store Festive Sale.
- New Sound Pack DLC for Sound Shapes out today – Mark Rabo from the Sounds Shapes team tells us all about this week’s DLC pack.
- Demolition Inc. sets up shop on PSN today – PSN gets a smashing new title… help Mike, the alien one-man demolition company, take the world apart in Demolition Inc.
- ‘Heads-Up’ Store update 12th December 2012 – Spyro! San Andeas! Symphony of the Night! All that and more in this week’s PlayStation Store update.
- LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross Controller Pack launches next week – Ever wanted to use your Vita to control your PS3? The LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross Controller Pack gives you the power in an all-new Space Pirate adventure.
- Interview: Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert descends into The Cave – Look behind you! A three-headed monkey! Gaming legend Ron Gilbert gives us the scoop on The Cave – an adventure 20 years in the making.
- God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta coming soon to PS Plus – If you’re a PS Plus subscriber, you’ll get access to the God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta. See the sights here!
- VidZone update: ‘Twas the blog before Christmas… – The Killers, Nicki Minaj, Nas and 50 Cent are all hitting the VidZone Christmas party. Are you?
- LittleBigPlanet Karting – Expert customisation tips and tricks – Get some style tips from the experts: we take you through the many customisation options for LittleBigPlanet Karting.
- Check out the new story trailer for Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time – World-first: check out the never-seen-before Sly story trailer here.
- escapeVektor makes a break for PS Vita next week – Covering the angles: Nic Watt from developer Nnooo takes us through the intricacies of escapeVektor.
- Fuel Overdose roars into action on PSN next week – Fuel Overdose burns onto PSN next week. Executive Producer Skander Djerbi gives us a ballstic look at the game’s weaponry.
- The Last of Us character reveal: introducing Tess – It’s been a big week for The Last of Us, and we’re wrapping up with an exclusive look at Joel’s partner.
- Weekend Debate: Giving the gift of gaming – With Christmas fast approaching, we have a festively-themed Weekend Debate. Will you win a copy of Uncharted: Fight for Fortune and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune?!
- Vote for your favourite PlayStation games of 2012! – 2012’s been a golden year for gaming. Now we want you to tell us what your favourite PlayStation games from the past 12 months have been.
- Weekend Essentials – Batman returns to PlayStation along with Grand Theft Auto and Spyro, as we take you through our picks for a slam-bang weekend of entertainment.
- Top Tips: LEGO The Lord of the Rings – Want to defeat Sauron once and for all in LEGO The Lord of the Rings on PS3? These hints from Traveller’s Tales may help…
- 10 of the Best: PS Vita games – Grab the perfect festive gift or add even more quality to your games collection with this selection of top titles for PlayStation Vita.
- PlayStation Store arrives on computer – Visit store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com on your PC or Mac for an unrivalled selection of games. movies, TV series and more for your PS3, PS Vita or PSP.
- Trophy Cabinet: Red Dead Redemption – Ride off into a platinum-tinged sunset with this saddlebag full of advice from the official PlayStation Community.
- Here are 15 reasons why The Phantom Pain is Metal Gear Solid 5.
- More money than sense? You need these *how much!* Christmas gifts for the PlayStation gamer who has everything.
- It’s time to judge your gaming year with the PS3 trophies you should have got in 2012.
- Check out these The Last Of Us screens showing of the latest trailer in gorgeous HD detail.
- We asked and you voted: these are your PlayStation stars of 2012.