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PS3A PlayTime – week of 27 August, 2012

Submitted by on Monday, 3 September 2012No Comment

Come join us for another week of reflection. Where we realize that our spare time isn’t entirely consumed by banging away at a keyboard, but also by mashing the buttons of our DualShock 3s and Vitas. So why not share with you a little bit about the games that we have found the time to play amidst our busy summer schedules.

PAX Prime just wrapped up in Seattle, Washington and people in the industry are sad to be home. Alas, all good things must come to an end, but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel: games. The PlayStation Store has been treating us very good as of late, and doesn’t look to let up anytime soon.

September and October are looking hot for anyone into retro gaming. With pinball making an obscene comeback on PS3 and Vita through not only the Pinball Hall of Fame, but also Zen Pinball 2 which is a free app essentially. Sega will be pummeling the store in October with classic Dreamcast games Knights and Jet Set Radio.

So here are three simple questions the PS3 Attitude writing staff has been asked to answer. While our answers are fabulous, we really want to hear what you have to say. A lot of platinum trophies were unlocked amongst the PS3 Attitude team, who’s reigns supreme? Keep us informed in the comments section at the bottom of the post.

  1. What games have you been playing this week?
  2. Did you accomplish something cool?
  3. What are you watching or reading?


What I’m playing: Guess what? Yep – been playing Everybody’s Golf on the Vita again. It is becoming an obsession.

Accomplishments: I’ve even started trophy whoring now, buying all the gear, lobby character parts etc. to go for the Platinum. Well, someone’s got to, right?

What I’m watching and reading: Been watching the Paralympics mostly. Haven’t had time for much else.


What I’m playing: Revisited Resident Evil 1: Director’s Cut and put hours into FIFA Football.

Accomplishments: Chuffed to pick up the Virtual Legend trophy in FIFA Football after taking Sean O’Connor through over 100 matches in Virtual Pro mode. Now captain of Barca and soon to be a legend.

What I’m watching and reading: Still on The West Wing. Slipped in a few movies through the week as well, but I can’t remember what – they couldn’t have been that memorable!


What I’m playing: Rock Band Blitz, Sleeping Dogs, a handful of PSone games on Vita

Accomplishments: The mature story, fun gameplay and interesting world of Sleeping Dogs all come together to create the best sandbox game I’ve played in a long time – Activision’s loss was definitely Square Enix’s gain!

What I’m watching and reading:  I didn’t care much for the Opening Ceremony, but I’ve been watching a lot of the Paralympics.


What I’m playing: Been playing Mugen Souls on the PS3 as well as a little bit of Outland on the PSN.

Accomplishments: Finally synced my Sound Shapes vita save with my PS3 to “earn” another Platinum. Free trophies FTW!

What I’m watching and reading: Still reading “Tales from Development Hell.” Fascinating book.


What I’m playing: Rock Band Blitz since day one. Virtua Tennis, Pinball Arcade, and Treasures of Montezuma Blitz on Vita. Not to mention, a few PS One classics such as Tomba and Silent Hill (for the first time!).

Accomplishments: I finally beat that Virtua Tennis Story Mode board game deal. I thought it would never end, and I was right because I need to play it again for trophies. I don’t mind because it is a sweet game of tennis. Obtained 90% of the trophies in Rock Band Blitz which means there is one left, get 5 gold stars on every Blitz song, of which there are 25. Special Note: there are less RBB trophies on PSN than achievements on XBL!

What I’m watching and reading: Charlotte’s Web to my daughter (5). Only two chapters to go and she’s into chapter books now. Also, Official PlayStation Magazine c/o Google Play Magazines. First two mags have been $0.99, such a steal.


What I’m playing: Sleeping Dogs (close to Platinum), Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (online), Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (offline), Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (offline), Darksiders 2, Dust 514 beta, Ratchet and Clank: Q-Force beta, Resistance: Burning Skies (online), Rayman (PS1 classic on Vita), Disney’s Hercules (same as Rayman), Velocity mini, Crazy Golf mini.

Accomplishments: Something I find funny is when the car valet on Sleeping Dogs delivers you your car but usually does so by crashing in to every other car on the road. Today, my car was delivered with another car on top of it.

What I’m watching and reading: The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, PlayStation Access, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Been reading some Harry Potter, too!