PlayStation.Blog Recap

Another week said and done. What was your favourite piece of PlayStation.Blog news? Coming off the back of the PS Vita launch week, I felt it was important that we remind ourselves that PS3 also has some great upcoming titles, with Journey, Starhawk and The Last of Us all covered this week; we’re confident that PlayStation is where it’s at whether you’re at home or on the move.

Here’s your recap.

Playstation EU

  • Weekend Essentials 115 – Stay cool this weekend with SSX on PlayStation 3 and enjoy the return of some classic games with Jak and Daxter and Resident Evil.
  • PS Vita: 12 for 2012 – Find out which games will ensure PlayStation Vita hits the ground running in 2012.
  • Game Talk: MotorStorm RC – Evolution Studios’ game director, Paul Rustchynsky, tells us what we can expect from their PlayStation 3 and PS Vita title, MotorStorm RC.
  • Win a trip to play Dust 514 in Iceland – You and a friend could be jetting off to Iceland for Fanfest 2012.
  • Top Tips: The Jak and Daxter Trilogy – Having trouble with the epic PlayStation 3 action adventure, The Jak and Daxter Trilogy? Never fear – a certain wisecracking Ottsel is on hand…

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manutreble 3 March, 2012 @ 12:55 pm   1

James I just wanted to know can u. Use any sim card for the 3G Psvita

Juhal_1234 3 March, 2012 @ 1:05 pm   2


just wanted to let you know, Journey got 9/10 on ign UK review
92/100 metacrtic 92/100 from gamerankings and 9/10 from GameSpot =)

just liked to share that out for everyone

    James Gallagher 5 March, 2012 @ 10:03 am    

    Thanks for sharing – good to see that reviewers are getting it.

guitardevil6 3 March, 2012 @ 1:43 pm   3

Hi James,

I would like to make some requests for the Vita:

A comics store – which had been hinted at back when it was last updated on PSP.

Silent Hill PSP games – no better time to get them on the store with the upcoming releases of the HD collection, Downpour and Vita exclusive Book of Memories.

PSOne games – any idea when?


Dark-Twisted 3 March, 2012 @ 2:13 pm   4

Hey James, I’m wondering if dynamic themes can be updated? If you look at their info under theme settings they have a version number and I’d love an update of the “Sackboy on the Run” theme that came out in the store when dynamic themes launched. I think it’s the best theme but it’s missing a lot of icons which happens to most themes and deters me from buying them.

A cool idea would to be able to mix and match themes, different backgrounds with different icons, etc. it’d improve the problem…


This might be somewhat off-topic but what has happened to the website? When I try to access it I get redirected to so it seems to have vanished. The regular website is just unreadable on my screen, even though it is 1080p.

    James Gallagher 5 March, 2012 @ 10:05 am    

    When the PS3 browser was updated in a recent system software we had to make some changes to the site and are not quite done yet, but we’re close.

Dark-Twisted 3 March, 2012 @ 2:15 pm   6

Also, please let us get rid of the Vita AR demo on the Android app as an option. I love the Vita, but I can’t use that app now because it needs too much internal memory.

Hell-Raiser-85 3 March, 2012 @ 3:12 pm   7

James is it true that PS+ members can buy Journey a week before it comes out?

    James Gallagher 5 March, 2012 @ 10:08 am    

    Yes, this is true. We’ll post the full details for you later today.


Hey James,
Do you have any idea when the 32GB memory card is coming out for Vita in the UK? I want a Vita with the larger card as I will probably download a few games. Hopefully its out before Gravity Rush otherwise i’ll have to import one.

SCOTCHmfCHIEF 3 March, 2012 @ 3:49 pm   9

james, your right playstation is where its at. it keeps improving all the time. does anyone know if i can play resident evil 2/3 on ps vita.

    James Gallagher 5 March, 2012 @ 10:09 am    

    You’ll be able to play PS one Classics after a future firmware update; I’ll be sure to let you know when it’s coming.

bennyrafal 3 March, 2012 @ 4:24 pm   10

link is invalid in: Medal Of Honor: Warfighter dev, Greg Goodrich, tells us why Medal Of Honor’s Taliban controversy was a “frustrating rough patch”.

jin_kazama56 3 March, 2012 @ 5:41 pm   11

does anyone know how to access japanese content?… i own monster hunter portable 3rd but i can’t copy it to my vita… will the vita ever get multiple accounts?

Player42791 3 March, 2012 @ 9:20 pm   12

Since the US is getting the maintenance tomorrow at noon until 2am does that mean we’ll be getting it 8pm ’till 10am?

bashforking 3 March, 2012 @ 11:13 pm   13

cant believe game and gamestation wont be stocking new released ea games anymore so have to get mass effect 3 of amazon

mikeyh86 4 March, 2012 @ 9:09 am   14

@bashforking why is that?

Player42791 4 March, 2012 @ 12:47 pm   15


From the sounds of it they can’t afford to stock EA Games and won’t be after SSX.

Here’s a quote from the memo they sent to staff

“We committed to only stocking products on which we could get the right credit terms, regardless of the title or the supplier. We will not stock products if the terms are not right for our business – a position we believe is critical to our long term health as a business – we have taken the very difficult decision to not stock EA’s March releases, including Mass Effect 3.”

FactoRy_Vita 4 March, 2012 @ 1:10 pm   16


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jin_kazama56 4 March, 2012 @ 2:13 pm   18

does anyone know what the black line i see on my vita are?… i see them when the vita starts up or it when it goes dark during a loading screen

Juhal_1234 4 March, 2012 @ 2:30 pm   19



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jin_kazama56 4 March, 2012 @ 3:50 pm   21

@Juhal_1234 OMG that would be awesome!! hope RNC3 has online

Scuffy_P 4 March, 2012 @ 5:03 pm   22

One has to wonder if those work who on the PS Store or the blog are actually gamers at all. It’s painfully apparent sometimes when game trailers are uploaded on the store 6 weeks after every website on the planet have shown them. The recent, or should I say “old” Resident Evil 6 announcement trailer is a perfect example. Surely Sony, one of the co publishers on EVERY game released on the PS3, should be leading the way with trailers etc….for their own platform, not falling behind.

So in a couple of days we have, perhaps, the largest cross-platform game of the year. Mass Effect 3. But Sony, as usual, act as though they’ve never heard of it. Not a single trailer. No interviews. No documentaries. No dynamic themes (if I see one more beach theme…on a game console…I’ll scream), and not even a wallpaper. What are you waiting for? Another 6 weeks to pass by?

You must be pleased Microsoft help you out by publishing everything you fail to notice.

bashforking 4 March, 2012 @ 5:32 pm   23

@player i think its the same with mario party 9 aswell. I did pre order my mass effect of then gamestation took over them and they canceled my order

bennyrafal 4 March, 2012 @ 6:08 pm   24

@Scuffy its EA fault not Sony i supose

mikeyh86 4 March, 2012 @ 7:52 pm   25

@scuffy…..totally agree pal!

mikeyh86 4 March, 2012 @ 8:48 pm   26

I see psn is down again without tellin us, what time can we sign back in?

Huono_peleis 5 March, 2012 @ 10:16 am   27

Thanks for NOT letting anyone know about the yesterdays maintenance. You sure know how to do customer relations.

GalapagosaraY 5 March, 2012 @ 10:55 am   28

Are the Jak & Daxter games going to be sold individually at PSN? i havent played the 3rd game in the series and would buy that one, i had the 2 first games on ps2 but id rather not play them again as they are way too long to complete. I really hope like with most of the big franchises that they will be sold seperately through PSn like the SLY collection did

    James Gallagher 5 March, 2012 @ 11:03 am    

    They’re available individually right now – just head to the latest PS3 games section of PS Store.

Fitzmonkey_Devil 5 March, 2012 @ 11:02 am   29

14 hours of downtime and no new firmware update for PS3 or VITA! James when will we expect to see new firmware for the VITA to add new features? Hopefully sometime this week, before the store updates on Wednesday the 7th

superpatch 5 March, 2012 @ 11:42 am   30

If you’re going to have “scheduled” downtime, could you at least post something on the blog, or twitter? Is slightly annoying when your first port of call for all things Playstation related is the blog and yet you have to spend half an hour searching the web to find what you were looking for in Forum > English Forums > Tech Support > Tech Help.

SHAFTRULES 5 March, 2012 @ 11:48 am   31

James any info at all on netflix,youtube,lovefilm,vidzone,flash support & any other apps for the ps vita?

ServantOfGlaaki 5 March, 2012 @ 1:10 pm   32

The last 4 links (Colonial Marines interview onwards) all give errors.
They give a security cerificate error followed by a login page for “SCEE information system”.

hitcher181987 5 March, 2012 @ 1:13 pm   33

Any info about Mass Effect 3 in EU Store? =)

Traction-XL 5 March, 2012 @ 1:19 pm   34

when are plus members gonna get to play our minis on vita?

chrisandsheva 5 March, 2012 @ 11:35 pm   35

does anyone know if psn is getting I AM ALIVE this week, or is it another m$ timed exclusive?, they get it tomorow. would be nice if I could a eta.