Checkpoint: Holiday 2012 Gaming Edition


October is just around the corner. I still can’t believe it but the calendar doesn’t lie. With October comes games and lots of it. Here’s a list of titles I have intention of getting/trying and those that I have already pre-ordered.

Week of Sept. 30

  • Resident Evil 6 (PS3, 360)

Week of Oct. 7

  • Disohonored (PC, PS3, 360)
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PC, PS3, 360)

Week of Oct. 21

  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter (PC, PS3, 360)
  • Forza Horizon (360)
  • Killzone HD (PSN)

FYI: GamesCom 2011

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  • Price drop: PlayStation 3 160GB is $249.99 & 320GB with inFamous 2 is $299.99 (via PS.Blog)
  • PlayStation Vita specifications solidified; 512MB RAM & 128MB VRAM confirmed (via Press Release)
  • All PlayStation Vita will be available digitally (via GiantBomb)
  • inFamous 2 “Festival of Blood” DLC coming October 2011 (via PS.Blog)

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PSN Welcome Back Program Freebies Detailed

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With the PlayStation Network back online, Sony began unveiling details on their “Welcome Back” program.

Shortly after the PlayStation Store’s restoration, a handle of first party titles will be available for 30 days. Each PSN account will be able to select two PS3 and two PSP titles from the following selection:

PlayStation 3

  • Dead Nation
  • inFAMOUS
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Wipeout HD + Fury

PlayStation Portable

  • LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
  • ModNation Racers
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation

Every member will also get 30 days of PlayStation Plus membership while existing PS+ members will get an additional 60 days.

100 virtual items will also be made free for PlayStation Home fans.

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LittleBigPlanet 2 Delayed To January 2011

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Did you here? LittleBigPlanet 2 was delayed. MediaMolecule’s reason was — as per usual — to improve the game for its fans. I’m not sure if that’s the case or not, but it does mean that it won’t be buried by the likes of Call of Duty: Black Ops or Gran Turismo 5 which were debuting around that time frame.

Am I bummed about the delay? Not particularly. It wasn’t really on my radar since I haven’t seen/heard anything about it for awhile. There’s a beta out, but I haven’t even read up on any impressions or seen any footage of it.

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