Hey there all. Yes, another week has passed here on Planet PlayStation and there’s been plenty going on.
The week started with a bang, with more details confirmed for the new Vita firmware update, which brought with it PSone Classics compatibility. On top of that we’ve had a clutch of new character reveals for PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale, release details for God of War: Ascension, word on betas for both PSASBR and Ratchet & Clank: QForce and all the news from this year’s GT Academy finals. Please browse the links below – there’s plenty of reading to catch up on.
Also, a big shout out to our Gamescom art contest winners, showcased on Tuesday – please do check out their incredible work. Oh, and speaking of contests, we’ve got codes for the excellent Anomaly: Warzone Earth up for grabs in the Weekend Debate. Do join in.
See y’all on Monday.
- PS Vita System Software Update (v1.80) – The Full PSone Classics Line-up – A large number of your favorite PSone Classics titles are now available for download directly on your PS Vita via PS Store.
- SingStore Update: P!nk, *NSYNC And More… – Features new songs by P!nk, John Farnham and *NSYNC, plus all the singles from the ’80s Part 4 and Tina Turner song packs.
- Gamescom Art Contest: The Winners – 10 finalists were selected by the members of Sony’s Gamescom ‘games as art’ panel.
- Lights, Camera, Party! Debuts Tomorrow On PSN – After years in development, release day is finally upon us! We’re proud to share Lights, Camera, Party!
- Mass Effect 3: Leviathan DLC Out Tomorrow – New content expands on Shepard’s adventures
- Evil Cole Joins The PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Roster – Another hot summer is winding down as we close in on the release of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. New characters incoming…
- Sports Champions 2 Release Date Announced – In about two short months you will be able to play the much anticipated sequel to the first Sports Champions!
- New One Piece: Pirate Warriors Footage Sails In, Grand Treasure Hunt Announced – Luffy and the Strawhats are on their way to kick some serious pirate butt on 21st September in One Piece: Pirate Warriors!
- ‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 29th August 2012 – Rock Band Blitz, Tony Hawk HD and Anomaly: Warzone Earth are among this week’s new releases.
- GT Academy 2012 – This Year’s Winner Crowned – All the news from the fourth GT Academy competition, plus a few words from series creator Kazunori Yamauchi.
- Ratchet & Clank: QForce Beta Opens To PS Plus Members – The beta will be made available for a limited time to some lucky PS Plus members.
- PlayStation Home: Life’s A Beach – Find out what’s new in PlayStation Home this week.
- PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Public Beta Incoming – A limited public beta across both PlayStation 3 and PS Vita platforms runs fromTuesday 11th September and Tuesday 18th September 2012.
- PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: Raiden Joins The Fight! – Another new fighter enters the ring.
- Anomaly: Warzone Earth Out This Week – This original mixture of strategy and action Anomaly Warzone Earth launches on PlayStation Network.
- MUBI Update: Enjoy Great Films For Less – MUBI thought they’d bring you a nice surprise this summer.
- Mercia: Fractured Realms Ventures Into PlayStation Home – Mercia: Fractured Realms, a beautifully detailed and expansive free-to-play fantasy RPG for PlayStation Home.
- Introducing Dust 514-s Instant Battle Matchmaker – More new features showcased for CCP’s ambitious free-to-play space shooter.
- LittleBigPlanet Karting Game Jam Video + Pre-Order Goodness! – Seven of our LittleBigPlanet community supercreators joined the LBP Karting team at SCEA’s San Diego Studio for a Game Jam – check out the results.
- God of War: Ascension – Release Date Confirmed, Special Editions Detailed – Find out when you’ll get to play Kratos’ latest adventure.
- Access Episode 47: Resident Evil 6! Gran Turismo! SummerSlam! – All the latest Access TV news including word on Resident Evil 6 and GT Academy!
- Smart As… Seeks Out The World’s Brainiest Nation – Sony’s brand new socially networked game for PlayStation Vita Smart As seeks out the world’s brainiest nation.
- Fuel Overdose Gameplay Showcased In New Trailer – I-Friqiya introduces you to the central racing component of Fuel Overdose with the first official trailer.
- Weekend Debate: Feel-good gaming – Which game do you turn to lift your spirits when the chips are down, and why? Enter now for your chance to win a code for Anomaly: Warzone Earth.
- PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale: Heavenly Sword’s Nariko and MediEvil’s Sir Daniel Fortesque step up – The lowdown on two more new PSAS brawlers!
- Weekend Essentials 141 Find out why PlayStation Store is buzzing with video game goodness that will make your weekend one to remember.
- Game On Give your week a sizzling start with Ratchet & Clank, BioShock and the best PlayStation has to offer.
- 10 of the Best: PS one Classics PS one Classics have arrived on PS Vita – check out some of the finest games already available to download to PS3 and PSP from PlayStation Store.
- Gamescom 2012 in 90 seconds If you’ve somehow let gamescom pass you by last month, here’s a quick look around the massive show… in a handy 90 seconds.The PlayStation
- Games of gamescom 2012 Say goodbye to gamescom and hello to what you’ll be playing on PS3 between now and 2013 in our video round-up of the Sony booth.