PlayStation.Blog Recap

Another week, another PS3 game announced; I trust you all caught the announcement of PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale and are now wildly speculating about which characters should and will be included. I’m not going to tell you if you’re right or not (I’ll get locked in the SCEE dungeon if I do) but I’d love to read your dream match-ups.

Next week’s posts are taking shape nicely, including an unusual piece on Monday for which the likes of Jawad, Ross McGrath and I have had to dust off our pencil cases. You have been warned.

Here’s your recap.

Playstation EU

  • Weekend Essentials 123 – Leap into a terrifying fight in PROTOTYPE 2 and survive the zombie apocalypse in The Walking Dead this weekend on PS3.
  • Game On – Unleash your wild side this week with the epic PS3 trio of God of War: Ascension, Dishonored and Max Payne 3.
  • The evolution of stereoscopic 3D on PS3 – Discover how a small team at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is making huge strides in stereoscopic 3D gaming.
  • Hands on: Max Payne 3 – Discover why an angry ex-cop’s trip to Brazil will make you wish you were there on PlayStation 3.
  • Hands on with DmC – Style, swords and a devil may care attitude – it can only be DmC. Take a look at the demon hunting action adventure which is blasting its way onto PS3.

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James you REALLY need to add auto sign in to the ps blog (on ps3 browser) because signing in every time just to right one comment really annoys me. Please

    James Gallagher 30 April, 2012 @ 9:38 am    

    Hi, I appreciate it’s a pain but there isn’t much that can be done about it at present.

fjernbetjening 28 April, 2012 @ 1:08 pm   2

@1 I have to sign in every time, even if I’m using my computer, and I even had to press the sign in button 3 times, before it would sign me in, just so I could write this comment.

In other words, I agree with you 100%

And James, where’s the Weekend Debate?

orton131 28 April, 2012 @ 1:17 pm   3

If I am honest, I don’t really care about signing in everytime, but we could do with a complete browser update (not just a little update fixing stability issues) i’m afraid something compared with IE6 doesn’t cut it anymore. Why cant we have something like google chrome or firefox? Something where we don’t have to rely on you for flash & java updates. Or is the RAM too bad for a proper browser?

Not sure if you got my message James, but is the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 suitable with the PS App?

    James Gallagher 30 April, 2012 @ 9:37 am    

    Hi there, I’m afraid the app isn’t compatible with small screen Android devices.

PAULI970 28 April, 2012 @ 1:21 pm   4


Juhal_1234 28 April, 2012 @ 1:40 pm   5

completely agree i hate signing in automatically while using PlayStation browser

by the way.. thanks to your complete mess up of the browser

websites like ign, with high memory keeps freezing up the browser and when you exit the browser you’d be left with an empty menu, nothing is showing etc. FIX FIX FIX

i agree with orton131

can’t we have firefox or google chrome? and a flash update? is it soo hard to ask?

manutreble 28 April, 2012 @ 2:02 pm   6

James is there new psvita games coming later on in year like september time?

    James Gallagher 30 April, 2012 @ 9:38 am    

    Yes, quite a few. Resistance: Burning Skies will be out before then.


Hey James. Bit of an odd question but I’m trying to find the retail version of the Jak Collection and it’s sold out everywhere. Was it just a limited run at retail or will more stock be coming?

    James Gallagher 30 April, 2012 @ 9:40 am    

    Have you tried looking online? I just ran a search and there are lots of places with it in stock.

flasheart456 28 April, 2012 @ 2:28 pm   8

any word on weather shenmue hd is conning to PlayStation?

taurus82 28 April, 2012 @ 3:30 pm   9

The US Blog has nowhere to type your e-mail and password, so maybe we should feel lucky that we’re able to sign-in AT ALL.

Mustafamustik 28 April, 2012 @ 4:23 pm   10

When will we get Persona 3 FES? The US got it and we have only have crap games, seriously 50 % of all the news on the list isn’t even decent. Please bring us Persona 3 FES to the ps2 classics?

Huono_peleis 28 April, 2012 @ 4:32 pm   11


Have you tried clicking the SIGN IN-button on top of the page yet?


PuRe_Carnagex 28 April, 2012 @ 4:39 pm   12

Heyy, James 🙂 i was wondering for our next playstation store update. Could we have marvel vs capcom 3 avatars!?

OuSontLesChats 28 April, 2012 @ 5:23 pm   13

i would like to know why the offers for house of dead 4 and i am alive for ps plus are over! i want to grad these two today, and found the discount aren’t there anymore…

manutreble 28 April, 2012 @ 5:33 pm   14

i pass the moderator button by mistake damn you touch screens sorry to who ever I done it too

taurus82 28 April, 2012 @ 5:46 pm   15

“Have you tried clicking the SIGN IN-button on top of the page yet?”

Yes, it’s page after clicking the sign-in button (on US Blog) that has nowhere to type your details.

Titchy_Penguin 28 April, 2012 @ 6:27 pm   16

Chloe vs Elena and Drake vs Sackboy!

ScooterMix 28 April, 2012 @ 6:47 pm   17

James to be honest i think we need andy back to do heads up for know on Jaward not aswering my qrestions or other peaple just begin rude. Most people will agree with me i feel ingnore and waste time typeing. James plz do something or i wont type on heads up anymore and more people do the same. I can do a better job aswering there qrestions and other people could too. People wont bother posting anymore and psn needs to get better but psn plus got better every month why can psn. James hope you had a gd weekend soz to bother you.

    James Gallagher 30 April, 2012 @ 9:42 am    

    I think that Jawad does a great job but please bear in mind that we get hundreds of comments each week and can’t respond to everyone.

chrisandsheva 28 April, 2012 @ 7:36 pm   18

SO James, troulble at pit … this week ?.. can’t help but to have noticed the lack of responses from the team.. esp heads-up, then No friday debate.. Is everything ok at scee hq. As last time it was this quiet Andy said you’d all been busy with a emergency meeting.

About the (ps3) browser. I am now convinced theres a conspiracy in play, as i mentioned a few times now how difficult it’s become to both read or comment in longer blogs.. ie wednesdays store update or similar lenghty ones, It takes a age to turn page to get back to comments as you Have to scroll down All the content, i weren’t to happy over (most) themes/avatars before, Now i Hate them, Please use Your ps3 to see what i mean, But using a pc is still simple.. So are most of the negative comments sent from ps3s ?.. Suppose that’s one way of restricting them. Not sure about the app.. as deleted that when it added the VITA ‘add’.. seeing as i own one it kinda done my head in.

chrisandsheva 28 April, 2012 @ 7:48 pm   19

@ orton131 ..
The ps app works on All Sony Ericsson phones, (2.1 and over), Except the mini X8, think thats the small one with touchscreen and pullout keypad.. But as i mentioned above they added a big update that just shows off some of what the VITA can do.. which i don’t get, ie Why add that (compulsary) to someone who allready has VITA… Or even (compulsary) at all…can’t remember how big that made the app.. but am sure it can’t be moved to sd card… so if your running out of space you may have to make room for it… Also when i Was last using it it froze around half the time.. But maybe thats fixed now.

Lucreto 28 April, 2012 @ 7:59 pm   20


You will need to buy it online. Zavvi,, and Amazon still have it.

Darlo-Richie 29 April, 2012 @ 8:19 am   21

Mustafamustik, I can’t see it happening myself, Koei Europe published Persona 3 FES in Europe on PS2 but their now part of Tecmo-Koei Europe.

I’ve tried emailing them but they won’t answer and nothing is being said about it on their Facebook or Twitter pages, I’m sure people are asking but like Square-Enix are with PSOne imports, they’re not answering.

Titchy_Penguin 29 April, 2012 @ 8:44 am   22

In-stock not unstick stupid auto correct!

CoolRichy008UK 29 April, 2012 @ 11:33 am   23

ps home update 1.65 is not working for some people you try load up home or goto apartment it cuts you off and slaps a error code on your screen SONY FIX THIS

till ps home is fixed so it stops givin us a error code i wont be using it

chrisandsheva 29 April, 2012 @ 3:40 pm   24

@James or Anyone who can answer
I posted yesterday about the ps3 browser and this site etc, now out of interest i am using the VITAs to see how that compares. I need to know if mine is broken or is this the way it is meant to be. For instance on both this site and a few i have tried i scroll down the page and the screen turns grey, then the rest of it comes back into view, sometimes in a second or two but sometimes up to five or more… now as we know in internet time this is an age…So is it just my one, as i really can’t believe that sony would release ‘another’ inadequate feature, not after All the hy…pr.. leading up to this handheld ‘marvel’ its not my internet, and even the VITA tells me i get like 98% signal..erm i hope theres some ‘tricks’ i could use to improve my browsing xp, thats if my V isnt broke… But if this is the normal way this ‘browser’ works then i am Not happy..i mean a ordinary mobile has smoother display than i get here.. Any comments or advice ?.

vonhammer 29 April, 2012 @ 3:42 pm   25

I use the browser a lot,mainly for convenience.I did like the small update it got,but I feel stability took a slight hit.
Things like twitch TV worked without the popout trick I found.But they’ve changed something,so even that doesn’t work now.
This has bugged me for a while.originally the browser had a text input limit.Not sure the exact firmware,think it’s when it got that big flash update (2.4?) that limit was lifted,and I could write a big post on a forum.In the last 6 months,one update put the limit back 🙁

Then other recent update got rid of a lots of icons from the @#: section of the keyboard.So in order for me to use a £,i’ve got to switch the layout to ABC2,then all the @#: stuff comes back.It’s crazy.

But I do like having the browser.For example I downloded the Kara vid minutes after it went up because of file save target as.
I did a lot of my PES stadium editing because I could file,save image as,and get advertising boards.
I did a classic wipout playlist,because It works with Youtube MP3.

vonhammer 29 April, 2012 @ 4:14 pm   26

And if you want to know the browser text limit,my above post hit it.

Right characters,I dont really want to give a list,but while thinking out what the difference between Old Snake and Drake be,Cole slipped in.I think he could be really interesting.He could be the Shiek Zelda character.

The karma system would play into this.You start neutral,his move set could have half good,half bad.The more you use of either set,the more his state switches.So lets say good is a bit quicker,less range.Bad slows him up,but does a touch more AP.

He potentially sounds overpowered,but you could lock the state,he can never go back,and then play into his weakness.His reliance on power,and maybe even water..

Cole would need to draw power.The move would be similar to PaRappa’s AP thing,but instead of AP it would charge his powers up again.His powers could do less damage based on his battery.

So with Cole it would be a constant battle of getting AP by using powers,but also losing the ability to get AP by using those powers.

Huono_peleis 30 April, 2012 @ 9:03 am   27

So what is actually going on with Awesomenauts? According to IGN the game may not be released this week afterall since the publisher went bankcrupt.

I’m not interested about the game at all, just curious how something like this can happen few days prior the launch without Sony having a clue.

DAVIE222 30 April, 2012 @ 10:06 am   28

Ok James thanks for bieng honest 🙂

why is my youtube links getting taken down? are they affensive?

Catkiller1 30 April, 2012 @ 10:17 am   29

Looks like more PSN releases are starting to release on retail compilations!

Worms Collection + 6 DLC Packs. If it’s the Armageddon packs then i’ll purchase it. I own all digital titles, but the DLC for Armageddon costs around £18 anyway!

Alien breed Trilogy is releasing soon, Bejewelled 3 with Feeding Frenzy 2 & Zuma, Doctor Who The Eternity Clock for £17.99: Back To The Future, Ferrari Challenge & Super Car Challenge Collection, Puma after Hours Athletes, Move Mind Benders, Monkey Island Special Edition Collection. I’m sure there’s many more to come 😉

Huono_peleis 30 April, 2012 @ 12:04 pm   30

Ok then – no response.

According to Edge Magazine Awesomenauts release on this week is unlikely. Care to comment on that?

Is it the usual plan – ignoring and waiting? 😀

Skookie30 30 April, 2012 @ 1:06 pm   31

i can safety say is don’t worry that game will still come out even they gone bust.

Why you may asked, the game is finish sony buy a sub to buy it from plus money so it being paid for so it have to go ahead plus there need money back.

if it in administration the ad ppl will let the sale go ahead any money that from sale of couse doesn’t go to make profit but pay of debts look at nier.

cavia went bankrupt but game and DLC was still release.

i be shock & surprise if it happens no game at all. 😮

DocWeed 30 April, 2012 @ 3:14 pm   32

hi is there any word when MW3 is comeing to psn for download.I see xbox has it already and as much as i like the cod games i will not play this by disk as it realy realy kills ur blu ray drive and no im not being silly its how it is look on google and you will see. So am hopeing for a download soon please.Max pain 3 hellll yea!!!

chrisandsheva 30 April, 2012 @ 5:35 pm   33

So No comments, Advice about VITAs ‘browser’ for me ?… I suppose that’ll mean that my one isn’t broke, and that ppl are supposed to browse while being interrupted for 2to5 seconds, Every time we scroll down a web page, why a greyed out screen though, couldn’t it of at least been a better colour, but seriously how hard is it to make a working browser. i had a cheap(ish) mobile that done a better job..
Also i have to admire sonys timing, or sense of humour ?.. as a day after i bought my last mobile, arc-s i got a e-mail telling me i ‘could’ buy the new arc, ps store certified etc… Why didn’t i know about this new version Before i got the old one ?.. and ppl like to diss apples ‘aproach’ to ‘upgrades’ every whenever, But they mostly advertise (warn!) ppl first. But it’s ok, i still wouldn’t have any other brand.

PuRe_Carnagex 30 April, 2012 @ 6:43 pm   34

i agree with the terms and services

RichZtar 1 May, 2012 @ 1:01 am   35


I was wondering if there will be a psp power sale coming this April?

There were only a couple price drops on psp games last month, while in August till September there was a massive sale on psp titles like GTA. The Ps Vita wasn’t out then, so I sadly didn’t profit from this sale. I’m holding out for Gravity rush so I would like to play a couple of the top psp games that have been out for years, yet are currently overpriced. Also, looking forward to a sale or an essentials update on 3rd Birthday.


(Btw, the price of 3rd Birthday on Psn- £20 / Amazon- £8…
The pricing should be fairer than this for the digital version.)

RichZtar 1 May, 2012 @ 1:07 am   36

Sorry, I actually meant if there will be a psp power sale coming this May?