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God of War: Ghost of Sparta Review

God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Available only on PSP)
ESRB Rating: M
Players: 1
Genre: Action
Publisher: SCEA
Developer: Ready At Dawn
Release Date: November 2nd, 2010

Parent Talk: God of War is adult-oriented.  Gallons of blood are spilled, and that’s typically in the opening cinematic alone.  There’s always a pair of breasts and a sex mini-game.  Don’t let your children play this game.  Have some brains and listen to the ESRB.  You’ll do society a favour.

Kratos is back, and thanks to Ready At Dawn, just as you remember him…awesome!  Chains of Olympus was the quintessential PSP showpiece, and several years later we finally have a follow-up to be proud of.  I consider Ghost of Sparta to be the PSP’s swansong.  The little handheld wonder succeeded where no other non-Nintendo portable could: hardware sales.  With over 60 million units worldwide sold, it’s time Sony started working on the PSP2.  Nonetheless, time to talk about what could be one of the last great PSP games, because Ghost of Sparta is definitely great.

The Great:

As epic as ever.  It’s not rare for COE to use words like epic, wonderful, amazing, etc.  We do all the time.  Rewind the clock fifty years, and you had to really accomplish something for the distinction of of epic, like sending a man to the moon or climbing to the top of Everest…but today all you have to do is headshot someone jumping off a small rooftop in the latest Call of Duty to be called “epic.”  While no videogame can truly earn the right to be called epic, God of War has always been one of the most deserving.  The same goes for Kratos’ latest outing.  The fact that all the action takes place on a less-than-foot-long platform is amazing.  The large-scale battles players are accustomed to are back and just as you remember them.

The Good:

+ Excellent storytelling.  I’m a GoW fan.  While you begin as an angry god-killer, the stories have always brought Kratos’s humanity full circle.  This brings understanding to his rage.  In Ghost of Sparta, we finally learn more about our anti-hero’s immediate family and the twisted events that lead to the separation of two brothers as young children.  The tale falls between God of War and GoW II, and it’s humane, sad, and vengeful.  By the end, you might just want to pop in God of War III to finish off Zeus once and for all.  Side note: Ghost of Sparta includes a Deimos skin for God of War III, allowing Kratos’ long-lost brother to be playable.

+ Shockingly great graphics.  If you ever played Chains of Olympus, then you know what I’m talking about: lush visuals that are on-par with the PS2 GoW games.  I kid not.  In fact, at times Ghost of Sparta looks better.  The camera wonderfully sweeps from grand battles to up-close and in-your-face moments of drama as Kratos inches ever closer to his final goal.  There are a few hiccups along the way, most noticeably when Kratos becomes the size of a small toy during some enormous battles.  You can lose sight of him in all the madness.  Regardless, the game almost never slows down, which showcases how impressive a developer Ready At Dawn is on the PSP..

+ Perfect gameplay balance.  As with the rest of the series, Ghost of Sparta sports a near-perfect combination of action and thinking.  The fighting is exactly as before, where Kratos wields the Blades of Chaos, and magic attacks.  Players can chain attacks to form brutal combos.  Add these elements to the great use of puzzles, many of which are similar to God of War III’s, and you have one awesome action game.

The Bad:

– Showing age.  I’m not talking presentation, but the series as a whole.  I adore God of War.  I’ve said on numerous occasions that it’s the “god of all action games.”  The problem, taken as a whole it’s becoming stale.  Don’t misunderstand, Ghost of Sparta is a wickedly fun game, but it doesn’t do anything to distinguish itself.  This is evident regarding boss battles.  I didn’t feel challenged at all because I’m a GoW veteran.  Even newbies would likely experience few problems taking on the giant creatures, and that’s a big problem.

The Ugly:

The PSP hardware is limited; we’ve known this.  Without a second analog stick, Ready at Dawn had to be imaginative for Kratos’s dodging, attacking, etc.  They did a commendable job, but it’s now clear that the market needs new hardware so Kratos can truly shine.  The controls work well, but Kratos would fare better on a more capable platform.  Hear what I’m saying Sony.

The Lowdown:

God of War: Ghost of Sparta is great, and a super way to end the PSP saga.  While we don’t know if that has happened, I hope that’s the case.  It’s the perfect way to say “Look at all I’ve done.  I’ve proven I could take on Nintendo and be a worldwide success!”  It’s time to move on.  Ghost of Sparta would have made a killer launch title for the PSP2, but this is a no-brainer for PSP owners.  Just be aware that it’s more “been there, done that”.  For you, that might be just what the doctor ordered.  If you’re growing tired of the tried-and-true formula, then you might find Kratos’ latest a bit underwhelming.

Neo Geo Station Coming To PlayStation Network

Were you one of the few people who bought a ridiculously expensive Neo Geo home console years ago?  If so, then you were also one of the few people to pay upwards of $400 PER game.  Well for everyone else, today marks a very special day.  SNK Playmore has announced Neo Geo Station for the PlayStation Network.  It arrives on December 21st in North America and on the 22nd over in Japan.  NG Station will work something like Nintendo’s Virtual Console, offering titles such as Fatal Fury, Alpha Mission II, The King of Fighters ’94, Samurai Shodown, Baseball Stars Professional, Magician Road, Metal Slug, League Bowling, Super Sidekicks and Art of Fighting.  The PS3 versions cost $8.99, while the PSP ones cost $6.99.

Metal Slug remains one of my favorite games so I’ll be certainly checking that one out on the 21st.  What about you guys?  Any takers?

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd Dominates Japan – Godzilla Style!

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd is to Japan what Black Ops is to the rest of the world.  The game sold a stunning 2.14 million units within its first week of availability.  If that wasn’t enough, it gave the PSP its highest selling week since its Japanese debut, moving 326,639 units.  Monster Hunter is something of an oddity in that it is extremely successful in Japan, but has failed to capture the rest of the world’s attention.

Have any of you ever played a Monster Hunter and if so, what did you think of it?

Weekly PS Store Update

Sony released the good early today.  Take a quick look at all the releases as I scarf down my dinner.  I know, we’re super professional here aren’t we?  What can I say, I don’t hold anything back.  You’ve read my reviews right?  ;)

PlayStation Plus

Free Games
Vector TD – minis (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers, regular price $3.99)

Discounted Games
Dead Nation (20% off) (PlayStation Plus price $11.99, regular price $14.99)
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (50% off) (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)
Twisted Metal 2 (50% off) (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)
Blockids – PSone Import (50% off) (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)
Dezaemon Plus – Psone Import (50% off) (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)

Free Themes
Smoke and Mist (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)
PlayStation 15th Anniversary Dynamic Theme (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers, regular price $2.99)

Updates

Hot Shots Golf 2 – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $2.99, original price $5.99) **Part of the PlayStation 15th Anniversary Sale
Uno PS3 – Sale (PS3) (now $0.99, original price $7.99)
Dynogems – Minis – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $1.49, original price $1.99)
Tehra: Dark Warrior – Minis – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $2.49, original price $2.99)
Tehra: Dark Warrior & DynoGems Bundle – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $3.49, original price $3.99)
MAG Escalation Mission Pack – Sale (PS3) (now $7.99, original price $9.99)
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $29.99, original price $39.99)

Downloadable Games

Dead Nation ($14.99)
A war is raging over the planet which has left it in chaos and ruin. A zombie virus has rapidly spread through the human population across the globe, leaving it with one hope – you. Among the few capable of fighting back and surviving the mayhem and destruction, your mission is to take on the zombie masses and come out alive. Do you have what it takes to resist this Dead Nation?
ESRB Rated M
File size: 1.39 GB

Funky Lab Rat ($9.99)
Play the role of the funkiest of lab rats and escape from the laboratory where you are held captive using your powers. Combine agility and thinking to finish more than 80 levels and regain your freedom. Stop time and modify levels as you please thanks to the PlayStation Move motion controller or a DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 152 MB

PSone Import Classics

Blockids – PS one Import ($5.99)
Blockids offers a new twist on the classic arcade Breakout mechanic. You’ll be able to bounce your balls over their barriers to get more points and score special power-ups. The game allows you to play from a 3D perspective, right behind the paddle.

Please Note: This game is a direct import from Japan. Although text is limited, it is in the original Japanese language. Help can be found at www.monkeypawgames.com
File size: 80 MB

Dezaemon Plus – PS one Import ($5.99)
Ever wanted to make your own game? Here’s your chance…Dezaemon Plus! allows you to play god and create your own shooting game. Design your own sprites, level designs, boss characters, music and more! Then play or trade with friends on either the PlayStation 3 system or PSP (PlayStation Portable) system.

Please Note: This game is a direct import from Japan. Although text is limited, it is in the original Japanese language. Help can be found at www.monkeypawgames.com.
File size: 290 MB

Game Demos (free)

Funky Lab Rat Trial
In this trial version, play the role of the funkiest of lab rats which tries to escape from the laboratory where it is held captive. Use your powers combining agility and thinking to reach the exit. Stop time and modify the levels thanks to the PlayStation Move motion controller or a DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller. Buy the full game to regain your freedom.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 152 MB

Add-on Game Content

ModNation Racers – Holiday Props Pack ($4.99)
Haven’t you ever dreamed of having holidays 365 days each year? Well now you can bring some high speed excitement and holiday flavor to every track you make in ModNation Racers with the Holiday Parts Pack!
Includes: Dynamic Props – Snowball Launcher and Snow Fort Jump; Track Props – Presents, Teddy Bear, Snowman, Toy Soldier, and Sleigh; Scene Props- Christmas Tree, Christmas House, Reindeer, Candy Cane, and Wreath. Dowload it and start building today!
File size: 100 KB

Hustle Kings – Trickshot Pack ($1.99)
So you’ve become the “Hustle King” and there’s no challenge left for you to master?
You’re in luck your majesty, here are 14 new trick shots to learn and master!
To use this download, you will need the full Hustle Kings game. Download the Trickshot Pack for Hustle Kings today!
File size: 478 KB

LittleBigPlanet Santa Hat and Beard Costume (free)
No Holiday outfit is complete without Sack-sized Santa Hat and Beard.
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet Santa Coat and Trousers Costume (free)
Try on our Sack-sized Santa Coat and Trousers and keep nice and warm this holiday.
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet Festive Pack ($2.99)
Get your hands on a grab-bag full of holiday themed goodies for your Pop-it tool to create your holiday themed levels.
File size: 1.04 MB

Fist of the North Star – DLC Pack 3 ($4.99)
Fight as Jagi, the twisted Hokuto fighter impersonating Kenshiro, in his original comic book costume! Battle through 2 new missions, one pits you against Jagi’s forces, and the other will test your skills against the four mighty heroes: Ryuga, Fudo, Juza and Toki.
File size: 14 MB

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – All The Trappings Challenge Pack 1 ($3.49)
Four new challenge maps filled with hordes of undead enemies and devious traps you must maneuver and exploit to survive.
File size: 82 MB

Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom – Special Challenge Pack ($1.99)
The Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom™ Challenge Pack features three new exciting game play styles: Battle Challenge, Sneak Challenge and Puzzle Challenge. Each challenge includes four different levels of play and a unique costume for Tepeu and Majin. All costume sets come with their own abilities and powers allowing players to customize their gaming experience. Download the pack today and let the adventure begin!
File size: 87 MB

DJ Hero 2 – Tiesto Mix Pack ($7.99)
Downloadable Mix Pack featuring ‘Traffic’VS ‘Louder Than Boom’, ‘Feel It In My Bones’ (ft. Tegan & Sara), and ‘Knock You Out’ (ft. Emily Haines) VS ‘Young Lions’ by Tiesto. For all song credits, please visit www.djhero.com.
File size: 64 MB

DJ Hero 2 – Hard Edge Mix Pack ($5.99)
Downloadable Mix Pack featuring ‘Debaser’ by The Pixies VS ‘Invaders Must Die’ by The Prodigy and ‘Body Movin” by Beastie Boys VS ‘Rock ‘N Roll Is Dead’ by Lenny Kravitz. For all song credits, please visit www.djhero.com.
File size: 32 MB

Rock Band 3
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visitwww.RockBand.com.

  • “Saturday Night Special″ – Lynyrd Skynyrd ($1.99)
  • “Sweet Home Alabama (Live)″ – Lynyrd Skynyrd ($1.99)
  • “Tuesday’s Gone″ – Lynyrd Skynyrd ($1.99)
  • “What’s Your Name″ – Lynyrd Skynyrd ($1.99)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Pack 01 ($6.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: Lynyrd Skynyrd Pack 01. This pack includes “Saturday Night Special”, “Sweet Home Alabama (Live)”, “Tuesday’s Gone”, and “What’s Your Name” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
  • “Hold On Loosely” – .38 Special ($1.99)

Rock Band Network

  • “Bled To Be Free (The Operation)” – RX Bandits ($1.99)
  • “Head Up High” – Firewind ($1.99)
  • “Lionheart” – Amberian Dawn ($1.99)
  • “Rx” – Wounded Soul ($0.99)
  • “The Great Salt Lake” – Band of Horses ($1.99)

File size: 23 – 64 MB (singles), 164 MB (track pack)

Avatars

Devil May Cry 4 Avatars (x4) ($0.49)
File size: 100 – 106 KB

Mega Man Legends 2 – Data (Injured) Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Rival Schools Avatars (x5) ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Top Gun Avatars (x2) ($0.49)
File size: 144 – 149 KB

Game Videos (free)

The Tester Season 2 – Episode 5
File size: 960 MB (SD), 1337 MB (HD)

Dead Nation – Story Trailer
File size: 58 MB (HD)

LittleBigPlanet 2 – Sackbots Featurette
File size: 92 MB (HD)

PS3 Themes

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam Theme (free)
File size: 3.38 MB

Full Metal Alchemist Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 10 MB

Blue Toad Murder Files Advent Calendar Dynamic Theme ($1.99)
File size: 26 MB

PlayStation 15th Anniversary Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 3.96 MB

Sari Theme ($1.99)
File size: 18 MB

Streets Theme ($1.99)
File size: 18 MB

Gold Tiger MP5 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 3.03 MB

PlayStation Store for PSP

Game Demos (also available from PS3 Storefront) (free)

No Heroes Allowed! – PSP Demo (free)
No Heroes Allowed! is the third installment to the tongue-in-cheek humored “What did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord?!” strategy game franchise. This hilarious dungeon builder pits you as the “God of Destruction”, wielding various powered pick-axes to craft the ultimate dungeon in order to protect the evil overlord Badman from the pesky do-gooder heroes. Download the demo for No Heroes Allowed! today!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 30 MB

Add-on Game Content (also available from PS3 Storefront)

LittleBigPlanet PSP – Yuletide Sack Costume (free)
Celebrate the season with this free costume from the Yuletide Sack Pack! NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 1.31 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP – Yuletide Sack Pack ($2.99)
Celebrate the season with the these awesome costumes in the Yuletide Sack Pack! NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 1.41 MB

Game Videos (free)

The Tester Season 2 – Episode 5
File size: 214 MB

If you’re in the mood to download anything, let us know what you decide to purchase.

Weekly PS Store Update

Given it’s Black Friday week, one would assume Sony had a bunch of special offers for this week’s PlayStation Store update…

PlayStation Network Stock Up for Winter Sale

Top Gun – Sale (PS3) (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap – Sale (PS3) (now $3.49, original price $6.99)
Deathspank – Sale (PS3) (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Gundemonium Collection – Sale (PS3) (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Joe Danger – Sale (PS3) (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker – Sale (PSP) (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake – Sale (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Groovin’ Blocks PSP – Sale (PSP) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Dissidia Final Fantasy – Sale (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Dante’s Inferno PSP – Sale (PSP) (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
Monopoly – Minis – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $2.49, original price $4.99)
Young Thor – Minis – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $2.49, original price $4.99)
Hero Of Sparta – Minis – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $2.49, original price $4.99)
Alien Zombie Death – Minis – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $1.99, original price $3.99)
Fieldrunners – Minis – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $3.49, original price $6.99)

Updates


Destruction Derby – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $2.99, original price $5.99) **Part of the PlayStation 15th Anniversary Sale
Bomberman Ultra – Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Alien Havoc – Minis – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
Bubble Trubble – Minis – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
Freekscape – Minis – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
Mahjongg Artifacts – Minis – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
Caterpillar – Minis – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
Gold Fever – Minis – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
Panda Craze – Minis – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
Rocks N’ Rockets – Minis – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
Shapo – Minis – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
Polar Panic – Permanent Price Drop (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Cho Aniki Zero – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $14.99, original price $19.99)
Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)
Disgaea Infinite – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $14.99, original price $19.99)
Dragoneer’s Aria – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
Mana Khemia: Student Alliance – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero? – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $5.99, original price $7.99)
What Did I Do To Deserve This My Lord!? 2 – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $7.99, original price $19.99)
Aedis Eclipse: Generation Of Chaos – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $7.99, original price $9.99)
Blade Dancer: Lineage Of Light – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $7.99, original price $9.99)

Downloadable Games

Dragon’s Lair ($9.99)
Dragon’s Lair, one of the most beloved arcade games of all time can now be enjoyed from the comfort of your couch. This fully arcade authentic version includes all of the original scenes you’ve come to enjoy, and even an all-new global high scores list so you can show how well you wield Dirk’s sword. Other bonuses include a full watch feature to sit back and enjoy Don Bluth’s stunning animation.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 975 MB

Dream Chronicles ($9.99)
Welcome to Dream Chronicles, where the lines between reality and fantasy fade away. Follow subtle clues to help Faye find her missing husband and escape from the mysterious sleeping spell that has taken over the town of Wish! Stay sharp and focused and you just may unravel this intriguing, dreamy mystery! Use the “step in” feature to get a closer look or work together with a friend.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 139 MB

PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX ($9.99)
PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX is a full package of courses and customizations filled with new and exciting gameplay features including Ghost Chains, Bombs and Pac-Man Bullet Time. Play through and gain access to all courses and modes and compete with players from around the world as you upload all your best scores online. Customize your Pac-Experience with different courses, visual styles, character types and music tracks!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 248 MB

Beat Sketcher ($9.99)
Download Beat Sketcher; a fun and intuitive musical drawing experience for the PlayStation Move motion controller. Create your own masterpiece and sketch colorful artwork with steady accuracy and flowing expression. It’s time to unleash your Imagination with Beat Sketcher!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 652 MB

Spelunker HD ($9.99)
The legendary game, Spelunker, is back on the PlayStation 3 system, pairing all-new levels and features with the technically challenging gameplay that made it famous. Evade enemies, unlock vaults and amass treasure as you wind deep below the surface of the earth. Death is the only reward for failure… are you up to the challenge? This cult favorite earned the 2009 PlayStation Store Top Sales Award in Japan!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 795 MB

Magic: the Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalker ($9.99)
Magic: The Gathering — Duels of the Planeswalkers brings the world’s premier trading card game to your living room! Play single and multiplayer campaign modes, test your skills with unique challenges, and engage online opponents via PlayStation®Network. With multiple game modes, an interactive tutorial, leaderboards, and trophies, Duels of the Planeswalkers has something for everyone!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 394 MB

Auditorium HD ($9.99)
Cipher Prime’s award-winning Auditorium is now available on the PlayStation 3 system in glorious HD! Play, explore, and discover while converting light into sound in this immersive puzzler. There are no right or wrong answers! Auditorium HD includes the “Classic” playlist as well as the new “Modern” playlist, which features brand new audio tracks, new obstacles and of course, new challenges!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 396 MB

PSone Classics

Arc the Lad II ($5.99)
The story that began in Arc the Lad expands into the legend that is Arc the Lad II by following the adventures of the Hunter Elc. The highly-rated Strategy-RPG features bigger battles, more characters, harder bosses, a deep and compelling story, and brain-wasting strategy that come together in a way that made what many call one of the best Strategy RPG games ever made. Download this PS one Classic today!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 342 MB

Arc Arena: Monster Tournament ($3.99)
Trade items, weapons, and monsters from Arc the Lad II between other players as you battle each other in tournament matches. Download this PS one Classic today!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 75 MB

Game Demos (free)

Dream Chronicles Trial
Welcome to Dream Chronicles, where the lines between reality and fantasy fade away. Follow subtle clues to help Faye find her missing husband and escape from the mysterious sleeping spell that has taken over the town of Wish! Stay sharp and focused and you just may unravel this intriguing, dreamy mystery! Use the “step in” feature to get a closer look or work together with a friend. The demo features just a small portion of the larger adventure.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 139 MB

PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX Trial
Test out all-new Pac-Action in this playable demo of PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX! Taste the exhilaration of Score Attack mode as you frantically run away from Ghost Chains that chase you around the maze. When the going gets tough, the all-new Bomb features sends any nearby ghosts back home while Pac-Man Bullet Time slows down the action when danger is near.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 248 MB

Magic: the Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers Trial
Magic: The Gathering — Duels of the Planeswalkers brings the world’s premier trading card game to your living room! Play single and multiplayer campaign modes, test your skills with unique challenges, and engage online opponents via PlayStation®Network. With multiple game modes, an interactive tutorial, leaderboards, and trophies, Duels of the Planeswalkers has something for everyone!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 394 MB

Add-on Game Content

Mafia II – Joe’s Adventures ($9.99)
Play as Joe in this new add-on content as he uncovers who had Vito sent to prison and what really went down with the family.
File size: 1.27 GB

Naughty Bear: Episode 10 – The Vampiricom ($9.99)
In “Naughty Bear Episode 10: The Vampiricorn” Stardust summons a vampire hoard to the island, led by the legendary and terrifying Vampiricorn, who is determined to hunt Naughty Bear down and suck his fluff.
File size: 118 MB

Moto GP 09/10: Free 2010 Moto2 And 125 Update (free)
The latest content pack gives you the all new Moto2 and 125cc class bikes and riders for the new 2010 season, as well as the updated tracks. The content is used in all game modes to extend the game-play.
File size: 1010 MB

Joe Danger Chicken Costume Pack ($0.99)
Say hello to Chicken-Joe, the newest character for the multi-award winning Joe Danger.

This stunt bike riding, high-scoring chicken isn’t scared of anyone, with NEW high-scoring special moves and tricks, including “The Red Rooster” and “Cock-a-Doodle-Danger”. Establish the pecking order in multiplayer races, or go free range in replay videos with your egg-cellent new costume. It won’t be over easy as you collect the Eggs on your scrambler!
File size: 4.4 MB

Joe Danger Indian Costume Pack ($0.99)
Get ready for Geronim-Joe, the newest character for the multi-award winning Joe Danger.

This Native American has no reservations about getting high-scores, with NEW special moves and tricks, including “The Hundred HOW Handstand” and “The Tomahawk Tornado”. Let loose your War Cry in multiplayer races, or follow your Spirit Guide in replay videos with your unique new costume. Have a Happy Thanksgiving as you gobble down some tasty turkey!
File size: 8.34 MB

Joe Danger Knight Costume Pack ($0.99)
Sir Bonehead, the “Knight of the Living Dead”, is the newest character for the multi-award winning Joe Danger.

An undead stunt Knight rider with NEW high-scoring special moves and tricks, including “The Headless Horseman” and “The Camelot Crash”. Strike your own ghoulish style in multiplayer races, or record scary replay videos with your unique character. Collect the Holy Grails and undo the curse of the Lady of the Lake!
File size: 4.1 MB

Joe Danger Monkey Costume Pack ($0.99)
Chuckles the Chimp, is the newest character for the multi-award winning Joe Danger.

Hail to the Chimp, a stunt bike riding circus escapee with NEW high-scoring special moves and tricks, including “Bananarama” and the “King Kong”. Monkey around in multiplayer races, or record hilarious replay videos with your unique long-limbed character. Collect the bananas and become King of the swingers on your Banana Scooter!
File size: 5.64 MB

3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures 2 Fairy Tales Map Pack ($2.99)
Putt your way through the highly anticipated sequel to one of the hottest mini golf games available for download, 3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures 2! Swing through 18 more fun-filled courses, step onto the green, and prove that your Mini Golf skills are up to par! Download the new map pack today!
File size: 46 MB

Enslaved: Odyssey To The West – Pigsy’s Perfect 10 ($9.99)
Pigsy, the comical porcine character known for his one-line zingers and questionable hygiene, will finally get his time in the spotlight. Pigsy really needs some companionship so he embarks on a mission to build one from scratch. In addition to a new playable storyline, the DLC offers various modes of 3D which enhance the game’s eye-popping visuals even further. Players can experience both the full main game as well as the new Pigsy story in 3D.
File size: 1.36 GB

Splatterhouse: Corrupted Mask ($0.99)
Touched by the Corrupted, driven insane by an eternity in the Abyss.
File size: 1.31 MB

Splatterhouse: Dia Del Los Muertos Mask ($0.99)
Make every day The Day of the Dead.
File size: 1.31 MB

Splatterhouse: Retro Hockey Mask ($0.99)
Go Retro! Evil goes old=school in the mask that started it all.
File size: 1.63 MB

Splatterhouse: Skull Mask ($0.99)
Terror has many faces…
File size: 1.39 MB

Splatterhouse: The Killing Floor ($1.99)
Can you survive the madness of the white room? Turn the white room red.
File size: 4.13 MB

Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light – Things That Go Boom Challenge Pack 2 (free until 12/21)
Four new explosive challenge maps featuring a variety of tense puzzles, deadly traps, and relentless combat encounters.
File size: 94 MB

Front Mission Evolved: Last Stand ($4.99)
Endless swarms of the enemy are invading. Can you and your team hold them off? Multiplayer co-op mode.
File size: 104 MB

Front Mission Evolved: Map Pack ($3.99)
2 new maps to conquer! Play all classic multiplayer modes on these maps.
File size: 220 MB

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 – All In One Pack ($9.99)
Add 5 new planes and 5 extra skins to your hangar and enjoy fighting other players in 3 intense new Team Battle missions. This download combines three packages: the MIG Alley pack, the Cold War pack and the Russian Power pack.
File size: 2.09 MB

ModNation Racers – Carnival Props Pack ($4.99)
Use brand new track pieces to design your track with this new Props Pack! The Carnival Props Pack comes with an array of new track props to add some Big Top fun to any track including: 7 Scene Props, 6 Dynamic Props, and 2 Track Props to bring out your creativity and enhance your racing experience.
File size: 100 KB

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit – SCPD Rebels Pack ($3.99)
When authority gets too much, there’ll always be Rebels. Introducing 7 amazing cars that have made the jump from the SCPD to the Seacrest County racing scene.
File size: 103 KB

Magic: the Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers DLC (x23) ($0.99 – $4.99)
File size: 100 KB – 41 MB

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com.

  • “Bulletproof Heart” – My Chemical Romance ($1.99)
  • “Helena’” – My Chemical Romance ($1.99)
  • “Teenagers” – My Chemical Romance ($1.99)
  • “Welcome to the Black Parade” – My Chemical Romance ($1.99)
  • My Chemical Romance Track Pack ($7.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Bulletproof Heart”, “Helena”, “Teenagers”, and “Welcome to the Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.

File size: 29 – 51 MB (singles), 160 MB (track pack)

Rock Band 3
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visitwww.RockBand.com.

  • “Crippled Inside″ – John Lennon ($1.99)
  • “Jealous Guy″ – John Lennon ($1.99)
  • “It’s So Hard″ – John Lennon ($1.99)
  • “I Don’t Wanna Be a Soldier Mama″ – John Lennon ($1.99)
  • “Gimme Some Truth″ – John Lennon ($1.99)
  • “Oh My Love″ – John Lennon ($1.99)
  • “How Do You Sleep″ – John Lennon ($1.99)
  • “How?″ – John Lennon ($1.99)
  • “Oh Yoko!″ – John Lennon ($1.99)
  • John Lennon’s “Imagine” Album ($14.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: John Lennon’s “Imagine” Album. This pack includes “Crippled Inside”, “Jealous Guy”, “It’s So Hard”, “I Don’t Wanna Be a Soldier Mama”, “Gimme Some Truth”, “Oh My Love”, “How Do You Sleep”, “How?”, and “Oh Yoko!” by John Lennon.

Rock Band Network

  • “Hanuman” – Rodrigo y Gabriel ($1.99)
  • “Living in a Whirlwind” – Warbringer ($1.99)
  • “Rollercoaster” – Sleater-Kinney ($1.99)
  • “Smash the Control Machine” – Otep ($1.99)
  • “The World is a Thorn” – Demon Hunter ($1.99)

File size: 13 – 41 MB (singles), 209 MB (track pack)

Bundles

PS1 Classic Bundle – Arc The Lad II & Arc Arena: Monster Tournament ($8.99)
Arc the Lad II: The story that began in Arc the Lad expands into the legend that is Arc the Lad II by following the adventures of the Hunter Elc, as he and a new cast of adventurers try to thwart the minions of the Dark One.
Arc Arena: Trade items, weapons, and monsters from Arc the Lad II between other players as you battle each other in tournament matches. Download this PS one Classic today!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 417 MB

3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures 2 Bundle ($11.99)
Putt your way through the highly anticipated sequel to one of the hottest mini golf games available for download, 3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures 2! Now you can buy the full game plus our all-new map-pack, for one great price! Enjoy a total of 65+ fun-filled courses! So step onto the green and prove that your Mini Golf skills are up to par! Download the Bundle today!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 146 MB

Blue Toad Murder Files: Episode 1-6 + Advent Theme Bundle ($26.99)
For a limited time only get the Blue Toad Murder Files Advent Calendar Theme free when you purchase Episodes 1-6 together. 6 great episodes and a theme for a special discounted price!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 2.01 GB

Applications

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Ascendance ($1.99)
We follow Ezio Auditore, a legendary Master Assassin, in his enduring struggle to the treacherous Borgia family from their papal throne.
THIS FILM IS NOT RATED BY ESRB
File size: 1.18 GB

VUDU Movie Service (free) (US Only)
VUDU is the world’s largest selection of streaming HD movies. No subscription required, only pay for what you watch.
File size: 9.39 MB

Avatars

Devil May Cry 4 Avatars (x3) ($0.49)
File size: 100 – 126 KB

Ghouls And Ghosts Avatars (x3) ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Mega Man Legends 2 – Data (Jumping) Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Kung Fu Rider Karin Avatar Bundle ($1.49)
File size: 700 KB

The Fight Lights Out Avatars (x6) ($0.49)
File size: 100 – 128 KB

TV Superstars Avatars (x10) ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Sports Champions Avatars (x6) ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Sports Champions Avatar Bundle ($1.99)
File size: 600 KB

Game Videos (free)

The Tester Season 2 – Episode 4
File size: 850 MB (SD), 1.25 GB (HD)

Pulse 11/23 Edition
File size: 272 MB (HD), 441 MB (1080)

Dragon Age 2 – Rise To Power Trailer

Medal of Honor TV Spot
File size: 22 MB (HD)

Crazy Taxi Trailer 1
File size: 49 MB (HD)

Dungeon Siege 3 Gameplayer Trailer 1
File size: 43 MB (HD)

WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 TV Spot Trailer
File size: 23 MB (HD)

Spelunker HD Trailer
File size: 78 MB (HD)

ModNation Racers Artist Spotlight: Family Guy
File size: 189 MB (HD), 317 MB (1080)

Gran Turismo 5 – X1 Prototype Trailer
File size: 198 MB (HD), 331 MB (1080)

Gran Turismo 5 GT Academy Announce Video
File size: 43 MB (HD), 72 MB (1080)

Gran Turismo 5 Behind the Scenes with Jeff Gordon
File size: 124 MB (HD), 208 MB (1080)

MAG – Escalation Trailer
File size: 67 MB (HD), 112 MB (1080)

No Heroes Allowed! – Launch Trailer
File size: 74 MB (HD)

LittleBigPlanet 2 – Creatinator Featurette
File size: 68 MB (HD)

Beat Sketcher Launch Trailer
File size: 78 MB (HD), 130 MB (1080)

Music

The Fight: Lights Out Soundtrack ($6.99)
File size: 128 MB

PS3 Themes

Spelunker HD Theme (HD) (free)
File size: 1.67 MB

Spelunker HD Theme (Retro) (free)
File size: 1.01 MB

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 5.3 MB

Mini Uzi Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 3.83 MB

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Worms: Battle Islands ($24.99)
Battle up to three other players offline or online on one of six landscape themes, using
one of forty classic Worms weapons or your own creation from the weapons factory.
With sixty single player challenges, five game modes, a powerful level editor and a
massive selection of ways to personalize your worm army and customize your game
experience, it’s a package sky-high on entertainment!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 90 MB

Bomberman ($11.99)
Help Bomberman stop Puglar’s robot army with the timeless Bomberman gameplay you’ve come to love! Play 50 levels from the original Bomberman in Classic Mode or take on new challenges in all 50 levels.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 59 MB

PSP Minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Jelly Car 2 – Minis ($2.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 21 MB

Game Videos (free)

The Tester Season 2 – Episode 4

Pulse 11/23 Edition
File size: 42 MB

No Heroes Allowed! – Launch Trailer
File size: 12 MB

Weekly PlayStation Store Update

Well that didn’t take very long.  Ubisoft has Prince of Persia: Sands of Time HD up on the PS Store already.  That’s not the only thing available though.  Give the following list a quick look through and let us know what you think.

PlayStation Plus

Free Games
Shatter (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers, regular price $7.99)
Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers, regular price $9.99)
DYNOGEMS – Minis (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers, regular price $1.99)

Discounted Games
Crazy Taxi (PlayStation Plus price $7.99, regular price $9.99)
Landit Bandit (PlayStation Plus price $5.00, regular price $9.99)
Hustle Kings (PlayStation Plus price $5.00, regular price $9.99)
Crash Bandicoot 2 (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)

Japanese PS one Imports
Arcade Hits: Sonic Wings Special (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)
Money Idol Exchanger (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)

Discounted Add-ons/Offers
PlayStation Protection Plan – 2 years (25% off) (Canada Only)

Free Themes
Magic in Technology (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Dynamic Theme (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers, regular price $2.99)

Updates


Blade Kitten – Permanent Price Change (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
Droplitz – Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Cool Boarders – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $2.99, original price $5.99) **Part of the PlayStation 15th Anniversary Sale
The Mystery of the Crystal Portal – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
Class of Heroes – Sale (PSP) (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
Crimson Gem Saga – Sale (PSP) (now $14.99, original price $29.99)
Hammerin’ Hero – Sale (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Hexyz Force – Sale (PSP) (now $14.99, original price $29.99)
Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble – Sale (PSP) (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
Riviera: The Promised Land – Sale (PSP) (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
R-Type Command – Sale (PSP) (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable – Sale (PSP) (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona – Sale (PSP) (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
Steambot Chronicles Battle Tournament – Sale (PSP) (now $7.49, original price $14.99)

Downloadable Games

Crazy Taxi ($9.99)
Hey hey, come on over have some fun with Crrrrrazy Taxi! Barrel through traffic packed streets, hurdle off parking garages, and Crazy Combo your way to Crazy Money in a wild frantic race to scare up the most fares. In Crazy Taxi, time is money, and only the Craziest Cabbies come out victorious.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 217 MB

3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures 2 ($9.99)
Putt your way through the highly anticipated sequel to one of the hottest mini golf games available for download, 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 100 MB

Sky Fighter ($9.99)
The Alliance Air Force needs you! Join the elite Sky Fighter airborne squadron in fast-paced, side-scrolling aerial combat. Engage the enemy fleet in various aircraft, from light, maneuverable fighters to the devastating flying fortress. Team with an ace-flying friend in Wing Mode or battle up to 7 others in Dogfight Mode. If you’re brave enough to accept the mission, Sky Fighter is waiting for you!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 163 MB

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time HD ($14.99)
Drawn to the dark powers of a magic dagger, a young Prince is led to unleash a deadly evil upon a beautiful kingdom. Aided by the wiles of a seductive princess and the absolute powers of the Sands of Time, the Prince stages a harrowing quest to reclaim the Palace’s cursed chambers and restore peace to his land.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 2.57 GB

PSone Import Classics

Money Idol Exchanger ($5.99)
Want to have fun counting money? Money Idol Exchanger will keep your hands twitching as you match coins while slightly sexy anime girls cheer you on. You’ll be fishing for quarters by the time you run the gamut on this great arcade classic by Face.

Please Note: this game is a direct import from Japan. Although text is limited, it is presented in its original Japanese form. Help can be found at www.monkeypawgames.com
File size: 79 MB

Arcade Hits: Sonic Wings Special ($5.99)
Sonic Wings Special is the tour de force culmination of the Sonic Wing series. The games features cameo appearances by characters from previous versions, plus hidden characters you must unlock. It also allows you to choose your path through the game.

Please Note: this game is a direct import from Japan. Although text is limited, the game is in its original Japanese language. Help can be found at www.monkeypawgames.com
File size: 103 MB

Game Demos (free)

3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures 2 Trial
Putt your way through the demo for 3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures 2! Play the highly anticipated sequel to one of the hottest mini golf games available for download. Swing your way through fun-filled courses loaded with challenging obstacles including moving platforms, surprise traps, or tricky jumps. Download the demo to prove your skills are up to par!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 100 MB

Start The Party Demo
Get your party started with this demo for the exclusive PlayStation Move game, Start the Party! Download it today!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 1.04 GB

Saw II: Flesh & Blood Demo
Step into the dark and tormented world of SAW II and experience the gruesome traps that Jigsaw has created to test your will to survive. With newly implemented puzzles and combat system, players will need to think fast and react to pass the rigors of the tests Jigsaw has engineered.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 755 MB

John Daly’s ProStroke Golf Demo
John Daly’s ProStroke Golf features the legendary PGA golfer, John ‘The Lion’ Daly. Learn how to ‘Grip It and Rip it’ from the two-time Major Champion.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 882 MB

Sky Fighter Demo
The Alliance Air Force needs you! Join the elite SkyFighter airborne squadron in fast-paced, side-scrolling aerial combat. Engage the enemy fleet in various aircraft, from light, maneuverable fighters to the devastating flying fortress. Team with an ace-flying friend in Wing Mode or battle up to 7 others in Dogfight Mode. If you’re brave enough to accept the mission, SkyFighter is waiting for you!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 163 MB

Vanquish Challenge Demo
VANQUISH CHALLENGE MODE DEMO tests your mettle against an army of deadly robots. Out-fight them to become the true victor!
ESRB Rated M
File size: 377 MB

Add-on Game Content

Comet Crash Bionic Swarm ($4.99)
Comet Crash: Bionic Swarm is an expansion pack for the award winning real time strategy game, Comet Crash. Bionic Swarm is packed with incredible new gameplay features, 16 new levels and 10 battle maps across two new environments.
File size: 43 MB

Front Mission Evolved: Wanzer Pack 3 ($3.99)
Smash the competition with a wanzer evolved from the Front Mission franchise’s past (Wildgoat) and 1 brand-new type (ISV-Prototype).
File size: 15 MB

Space Invaders Infinity Gene – Bonus Stage Pack 3 ($2.99)
Add Bonus Stages 5-1 to 5-6. (* All added bonus stages can be played via Bonus Mode.)
File size: 100 KB

Worms 2: Armageddon Battle Pack ($4.99)
The Worms 2: Armageddon Battle Pack is a feature-heavy DLC pack that adds loads of new worm-obliterating content to the latest Worms title to come to the PlayStation 3 system. The Battle Pack includes new single-player content, including new Deathmatches and Body Count mode, and also comes packed with crazy new weapons, forts, game styles, customization options and reworked landscape themes.
File size: 199 KB

Fist of the North Star – DLC Pack 2 ($4.99)
Fight as Rei with the elegant yet deadly Nanto Suichoken, glide gracefully through the battlefield as Mamiya, or conquer the Post-War World as Raoh in their original comic book costumes!
File size: 36 MB

Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet – Captain America Collection ($2.99)
Expand your experience and beat down the baddies with three new playable characters: Captain America, Bucky, and Red Skull.
File size: 18 MB

PAIN – H8 Squadder Character ($0.99)
H8 Squadder is coming straight at ya right from his Mama’s basement. This guy will tell ya exactly why your game suks! Over and over and over…He comes complete with poses and sound effects and is playable in any of the modes and environments you own. Pick H8 Squadder up today and bring the PAIN!
File size: 100 KB

EyePet Winter Sports Pack (free)
Bring some cold weather fun to your living room with the Winter Sports Pack for EyePet! You’ve never seen a virtual pet quite like this. EyePet! Download the new pack today!
File size:

Vanquish Weapon Pack – Tri-Weapon Pack ($1.99)
This exclusive three weapon download pack adds to your arsenal of weaponry and awesome firepower.
File size: 5.07 MB

DJ Hero 2: Electro Hits Mix Pack ($7.99)
Downloadable Mix Pack featuring ‘Hustler’ by Simian Mobile Disco VS ‘Pump Up The Jam’ by Technotronic, ‘I’m In The House’ by Steve Aoki ft. Zuper Blahq, and ‘I’m In Miami’ by LMFAO. For all song credits, please visit www.djhero.com.
File size: 51 MB

Super Street Fighter IV Ultra Femme Fatale Pack ($3.99)
Download the third ultra-powered pack of alternate costumes for Super Street Fighter IV! New costumes for Chun-Li, C.Viper, Sakura, Rose and Cammy are included. Make these gorgeous and dangerous femme fatales ultra stunning with some brand new threads!
This downloadable content is only compatible with Super Street Fighter IV.
File size: 48 MB

Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Racer Timesaver Pack ($3.99)
Pressed for time? Want to get your hands on some of the fastest cars in Seacrest County? This one’s for you.
File size: 103 KB

Need For Speed Hot Pursuit SCPD Timesaver Pack ($3.99)
Pressed for time? Want to roll with the hottest SCPD vehicles? This one’s for you.
File size: 103 KB

Def Jam Rapstar
(Music Downloads Not Rated by the ESRB) Expand your DEF JAM RAPSTAR library with these songs. DEF JAM RAPSTAR game disc is required to play this downloadable content:

  • “Get Me Home” – Foxy Brown ($1.99)
  • “Hustlin’” – Rick Ross ($1.99)
  • “Mind Is Playin Tricks On Me” – Geto Boyz ($1.99)
  • “Over” – Drake ($1.99)
  • “Playmaker” – Nitti Beatz ($1.99)
  • “Right Round” – Flo Rida ($1.99)
  • “Stadium Status” – Danja ($1.99)
  • “The 15th” – DJ Khalil ($1.99)
  • “Wyld Money” – Danja ($1.99)

File size: 3.35 – 56 MB (singles)

Rock Band 3
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visitwww.RockBand.com.

  • “Jive Talkin” – The Bee Gees ($1.99)
  • “Night Fever″ – The Bee Gees ($1.99)
  • “Stayin’ Alive″ – The Bee Gees ($1.99)
  • “Nights on Broadway″ – The Bee Gees ($1.99)
  • “Tragedy″ – The Bee Gees ($1.99)
  • “You Should Be Dancing″ – The Bee Gees ($1.99)
  • The Bee Gees Pack 01 ($9.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: The Bee Gees Pack 01. This pack includes “Jive Talkin”, “Night Fever”, “Stayin’ Alive”, “Nights on Broadway”, “Tragedy”, and “You Should Be Dancing” by The Bee Gees.
  • “A Whiter Shade of Pale” – Procol Harum ($1.99)
  • “The Thrill Is Gone” – B.B. King ($1.99)

Rock Band Network

  • “Curse You All Men! (Live)” – Emperor ($1.99)
  • “Fight To Kill” – Holy Grail ($1.99)
  • “In Circles” – Sunny Day Real Estate ($1.99)
  • “Radiator” – Family Force 5 ($1.99)
  • “Spin” – We the Kings ($1.99)

File size: 24 – 45 MB (singles), 188 MB (track pack)

Bundles

Game Show Party Bundle (The Price Is Right, Family Feud, and Press Your Luck) ($19.99)
It’s a Game Show Party, and everyone is invited! Featuring favorites The Price Is Right, Press You Luck and Family Feud, the Game Show Party bundle is everything you need for family fun and games on your PlayStation 3 system. Play multiplayer on one PS3 or online through PlayStation Network (Family Feud & Press Your Luck only).
TV game show competitions have never been so entertaining!
File size: 1.69 GB

PlayStation Protection Plan

PlayStation Protection Plan -1 Year (PS3 Only, Canada Only) ($44.99)
The PlayStation Protection Plan ensures continous coverage for 1 additional year after the 1 year factory warranty expires. This plan provides the highest quality support available with dedicated PlayStation trained technicians keeping you in the game at all times. No hidden fees and all shipping is included at no additional cost.
File size: N/A

PlayStation Protection Plan – 2 Year (PS3 Only, Canada Only) ($59.99)
The PlayStation Protection Plan ensures continous coverage for 2 additional years after the 1 year factory warranty expires. This plan provides the highest quality support available with dedicated PlayStation trained technicians keeping you in the game at all times. No hidden fees and all shipping is included at no additional cost.
File size: N/A

Avatars

Devil May Cry 4 – Kyrie Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Mega Man Legends 2 Avatars (x2) ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Game Videos (free)

The Tester Season 2 – Episode 3
File size: 836 MB (SD), 1.23 GB (HD)

LittleBigPlanet 2 – Bounce Pad Featurette
File size: 94 MB (HD)

Eat Them! – Gameplay Trailer
File size: 54 MB (HD), 91 MB (1080)

Patapon 3 – Story Trailer
File size: 77 MB (SD), 128 MB (HD)

Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition Trailer
File size: 36 MB (SD), 54 MB (HD)

Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction Trailer
File size: 36 MB (SD), 54 MB (HD)

nail’d Environment Trailer
File size: 54 MB (HD)

nail’d Gamescom Trailer
File size: 55 MB (HD)

Dragon’s Lair Game Video
File size: 37 MB (HD)

Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Arms Race Trailer
File size: 101 MB (HD)

Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Settling The Score Trailer
File size: 87 MB (HD)

Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Uncovered Trailer
File size: 75 MB (HD)

Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Wanted Trailer
File size: 65 MB (HD)

Red Dead Redemption – Undead Nightmare Launch Trailer
File size: 137 MB (HD)

Red Dead Redemption – Undead Nightmare Undead Overrun Trailer
File size: 68 MB (HD)

WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 MVP Mocap Trailer
File size: 141 MB (HD)

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Enter Rome Trailer
File size: 69 MB (HD)

PS3 Themes

Dragon’s Lair Premium Theme ($1.99)
File size: 2.66 MB

Son’s Of Anarchy Theme (US Only) ($1.99)
File size: 2.51 MB

Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare Premium Theme ($1.99)
File size: 15 MB

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 2.02 MB

Gothic Maidens Theme ($1.49)
File size: 5.28 MB

Creation Theme ($1.49)
File size: 5.55 MB

Spider Silhou Theme ($1.49)
File size: 8.13 MB

PS3 Wallpapers (free)

Crescent Pale Mist Wallpaper
File size: 142 KB (SD), 1.73 MB (HD)

Dragon’s Lair Wallpaper
File size: 166 KB (SD), 295 KB (HD)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Peggle PSP ($9.99)
Catch the fever of the peg-busting phenomenon! Now available for your PlayStation Portable, Peggle is an epic blend of luck, skill and joyous thrills! Shoot and clear the orange pegs to achieve Extreme Fever. Wield 10 magic powers to conquer 55 Adventure levels and become a Peggle master. Then take your best shot at 75 challenges!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 32 MB

Split Second ($39.99)
Split/Second blasts onto the PSP system with new Challenges, Gameplay Modes, and an all new Race Track exclusive to the PSP system!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 1.4 GB

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (English & Spanish) ($29.99) Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (French, Canada Only) ($29.99) Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (Portuguese, Mexico Only) ($29.99)
Pro Evolution Soccer has always been regarded as the quality soccer title, but PES 2011 undergoes the most important improvements made to date! Download the game today and start playing the beautiful game your way wherever you go. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011… Engineered for freedom.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 1.23 – 1.3 GB

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Predator ($29.99)
The hunt is on! Join the Ghosts in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Predator, an action packed third-person shooter. Lead a squad of three Ghosts deep behind enemy lines in the jungles of Sri Lanka.
ESRB Rated T
File Size: 384 MB

PSP Minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Who’s That Flying?! – Minis ($5.99)
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 81 MB

Jewel Keepers: Easter Island – Minis ($4.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 25 MB

Game Videos (free)

The Tester Season 2 – Episode 3
File size: 197 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Valkyria Chronicles 2 PSP Theme (free)
File size: 614 KB

Gothic Maidens PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 444 KB

Creation PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 514 KB

It looks like Pat was right, PoP is indeed a large file, coming in at 2.57GB.  Any takers?

Weekly PS Store Update

Sorry the update is coming to you so late, but I only just got the information.  Here’s the complete list of updates to the PlayStation Store.

Updates

Crash Bandicoot – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $2.99, original price $5.99) **Part of the PlayStation 15th Anniversary Sale
Punisher: No Mercy – Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Jeopardy – Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost And Damned – Permanent Price Drop (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)

Downloadable Games

Crescent Pale Mist ($5.99)
Master ancient magic to save the world from imminent destruction with Crescent Pale Mist, now available on the PlayStation Network! In the beautiful and explosive side-scrolling dimension of Gasyukal, you’re Yunou – the only magician powerful enough to control the mysterious and volatile magic known as Pale Mist. Charge into six chapters of non-stop action, twisting and turning through levels of would-be assassins, hard-hitting sorcerers and supernatural monstrosities around every turn.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 150 MB

Game Demos (free)

Apache Air Assault Demo
Take to the skies to defend a forward air base from insurgent attack in this Apache: Air Assault single player demo! You’ll play as the two-person crew of Raptor One-Zero, a fully armed Apache AH-64D Longbow.

Apache: Air Assault is a modern combat flight simulation game where players control a variety of lethal Apache attack helicopters outfitted with cutting-edge military weaponry.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.11 GB

CSI: Fatal Conspiracy Demo
Download the CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION FATAL CONSPIRACY demo and follow the twists and turns as the conspiracy begins to unfold when another victim is found dead in her car. Piece together the evidence, take it to the lab for analysis and uncover the truth in the most suspenseful and chilling investigation seen yet.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 310 MB

Add-on Game Content

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood – Copernicus Conspiracy (free)
The Master of the Sacred Palace at the Vatican has decided that the activities of scientists in Rome are too dangerous and that they must be stopped to keep the people in the grip of the Church. Ezio must save Copernicus and the other prominent scientists.
File size: 330 MB

DJ Hero 2 Compatibility Update (free)
DJ Hero Downloadable Content Update for DJ Hero 2 – Download this free update and enable all original DJ Hero downloadable mix packs to be played in DJ Hero 2! Please note: Some DJ Hero 2 functionality is not supported by this update.
File size: 53 MB

Split Second – Onslaught Pack ($9.99)
Download the “Onslaught” Pack, featuring the brand new Quarry race track, as well as a new Onslaught game mode.
File size: 345 MB

Front Mission Evolved: Wanzer Weapons Pack 2 ($2.99)
Blast your enemies with these 3 additional weapons – Bazooka: Rock Jack, Rocket Launcher: Wild Goose, and Missile Launcher: Goldias.
File size: 968 KB

Just Cause 2: Chaos Parachute (free)
Featuring a skull motif, make an entrance no one will forget…should you leave anyone alive to remember.
File size: 922 KB

Scott Pilgrim – Knives Chau Add-On Pack ($1.99)
This DLC pack includes Knives Chau as a new playable character and 2 extra game modes – Battle Royale and Dodge Ball.
File size: 11 MB

ModNation Racers – Ratchet and Clank Mods ($1.99)
This Ratchet and Clank Mods pack will have you racing through ModNation Racers as heroes from another world! This ModNation Racers Mods pack includes a fully-designed Mod for both the Ratchet and Clank characters from the franchise created by Insomniac Games. Download this pack today!
File size: 100 KB

PAIN – Maxine Character ($0.99)
Check out Maxine. She is an auto-tuned sista’ with all the right moves with plenty to back it up! Maxine comes complete with poses, and sound effects and is playable in any of the modes and environments you own. Pick her up today and bring the PAIN!
File size: 100 KB

Hustle Kings Carom and U.K. Billiards Pack ($1.99)
Think you’re the “king” of the hustle, and that you’ve mastered the game of billiards? Let us show you the world of Carom Billiards and U.K. Billiards, and you can prove it to us! To use this download, you will need the full Hustle Kings game.
Download the Carom & U.K. Billiards Pack for Hustle Kings today!
File size: 80 MB

EyePet – Dinosaur Pack ($2.99)
The Dinosaur Pack for EyePet brings the fun and adventure of prehistoric times directly to your living room! You’ve never seen a virtual pet quite like this. EyePet! Download the new pack today!
File size: 100 KB

EyePet – Hoodie Pack (free)
It’s starting to get cold outside! The Hoodie Pack for EyePet lets you keep your EyePet nice and warm in style! You’ve never seen a virtual pet quite like this. EyePet! Download the new pack today!
File size: 100 KB

The Fight: Lights Out – Bottle of Win Pack ($0.99)
Drastically increased Strength, reduced Chin. Download this Bottle Of Win Pack to increase your swagger, your style and your raw fighting prowess. It might make you think you’re better than you really are – but as all fighters know, confidence is one of your best weapons.
To use this download, you will need The Fight: Lights Out game.
File size: N/A

The Fight: Lights Out – Chinese Secret Pack ($0.99)
Increased Chin. Getting beaten up a bit too often for your liking? Download this Chinese Secret Pack and you’ll stay on your feet no matter who takes a slug at you.
To use this download, you will need The Fight: Lights Out game.
File size: N/A

The Fight: Lights Out – Energy Drink Pack ($0.99)
Increased Speed, quicker recovery. Download this Energy Drink Pack to instantly increase the speed of your reactions and recover your strength faster in The Fight: Lights Out. You’ll be able to brawl for days with this concoction in your system – just pray there aren’t any side effects.
To use this download, you will need The Fight: Lights Out game.
File size: N/A

The Fight: Lights Out – Lubrication Pack ($0.99)
Reduced risk for cuts, easier to escape grabs. Download this Lubrication Pack to get slippery and avoid the cuts and scrapes inflicted by your opponents. Your foes will also find it hard to grab hold of you – it’s one of the oldest tricks in the book.
To use this download, you will need The Fight: Lights Out game.
File size: N/A

The Fight: Lights Out – Reindeer Horn Pack ($0.99)
Increased Stamina. Download this Reindeer Horn Pack for a remarkable remedy that will give your stamina a serious boost. Just one swig and you’ll be ready to go the distance.
To use this download, you will need The Fight: Lights Out game.
File size: N/A

The Fight: Lights Out – Rigged Betting Pack ($0.99)
Drastically improved betting odds. Not winning enough cash from your bets? Download this Rigged Betting Pack to tip the odds in your favor when you place a bet in The Fight: Lights Out. It’s quicker than fighting fair and it hurts a lot less than taking a dive.
To use this download, you will need The Fight: Lights Out game.
File size: N/A

The Fight: Lights Out – Russian Medicine Pack ($0.99)
Increased Strength, quicker Rage gain, reduced Stamina. Want all the benefits of extended exercise without the hard work? Download this Russian Medicine Pack to increase your strength and rage levels in The Fight: Lights Out. Let’s hope these mysterious chemicals don’t cause any strange side effects.
To use this download, you will need The Fight: Lights Out game.
File size: N/A

The Fight: Lights Out – Street Surgeon Pack ($0.99)
Reduced risk for injuries. Spending all of your cash on unhealed injuries? Download this Street Surgeon Pack and you’ll have a doctor by your side to help keep you in one piece.
To use this download, you will need The Fight: Lights Out game.
File size: N/A

Def Jam Rapstar
(Music Downloads Not Rated by the ESRB) Expand your DEF JAM RAPSTAR library with these songs. DEF JAM RAPSTAR game disc is required to play this downloadable content:

  • “Around The Way Girl” – LL Cool J ($1.99)
  • “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” – Kanye West ($1.99)
  • “Crank That” – Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em ($1.99)
  • “Lavish” – Cool & Dre ($1.99)
  • “My Humps” – Black Eyed Peas ($1.99)
  • “Regulate” – Warren G ($1.99)
  • “Say Something” – Timbaland ($1.99)
  • “Tango Cash” – Bangladesh ($1.99)
  • “Wasted” – Gucci Mane ($1.99)

File size: 3.49 – 53 MB (singles)

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com.

  • “Elected” – Alice Cooper ($1.99)
  • “Limelight” – Rush ($1.99)
  • “Love Song” – Tesla ($1.99)
  • “Nothing To Say (with M Shadows)” – Slash ($1.99)
  • “Poison” – Alice Cooper ($1.99)
  • “Red Barchetta” – Rush ($1.99)
  • “Talk Dirty To Me” – Poison ($1.99)
  • “Tom Sawyer” – Rush ($1.99)
  • “Watch This (with Dave Grohl and Duff McKagan)” – Slash ($1.99)
  • “We’re All Gonna Die (with Iggy Pop)” – Slash ($1.99)
  • Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock 1 Track Pack ($19.99) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Limelight”, “Red Barchetta”, and “Tom Sawyer” by Rush, “Elected” and “Poison” by Alice Cooper, “Love Song” by Tesla, “Talk Dirty To Me” by Poison, and “Nothing To Say (with M Shadows)”, “Watch This (with Dave Grohl and Duff McKagan)”, and “We’re All Gonna Die (with Iggy Pop)” by Slash . Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.

File size: 38 – 59 MB (singles), 436 MB (track pack)

Rock Band 3
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visitwww.RockBand.com.

  • “Bad Medicine” – Bon Jovi ($1.99)
  • “Blaze Of Glory″ – Bon Jovi ($1.99)
  • “Have A Nice Day″ – Bon Jovi ($1.99)
  • “I’ll Be There For You″ – Bon Jovi ($1.99)
  • “It’s My Life″ – Bon Jovi ($1.99)
  • “Lay Your Hands On Me″ – Bon Jovi ($1.99)
  • “Livin’ On A Prayer″ – Bon Jovi ($1.99)
  • “Runaway″ – Bon Jovi ($1.99)
  • “Wanted Dead Or Alive (RB3 version)″ – Bon Jovi ($1.99)
  • “We Weren’t Born To Follow″ – Bon Jovi ($1.99)
  • “Who Says You Can’t Go Home″ – Bon Jovi ($1.99)
  • “You Give Love A Bad Name (RB3 version)″ – Bon Jovi ($1.99)
  • Bon Jovi Greatest Hits: Rock Band Edition Album ($19.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: “Bon Jovi Greatest Hits: Rock Band Edition” Album. This pack includes “Bad Medicine”, “Blaze Of Glory”, “Have A Nice Day”, “I’ll Be There For You”, “It’s My Life”, “Lay Your Hands On Me”, “Livin’ On A Prayer”, “Runaway”, “Wanted Dead Or Alive (RB3 version)”, “We Weren’t Born To Follow”, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”, and “You Give Love A Bad Name (RB3 version)” by Bon Jovi.
  • “Blue Monday″ – New Order ($1.99)
  • “Burning Down the House″ – Talking Heads ($1.99)

Rock Band Network

  • “A Drug Against War” – KMFDM ($1.99)
  • “Blood Red Rock” – Bang Camaro ($0.99)
  • “Dethroned” – Death Angel ($1.99)
  • “Scavengers Of The Damned” – Aiden ($1.99)
  • “You Ain’t No Family” – iwrestledabearonce ($1.99)

File size: 18 – 71 MB (singles), 407 MB (track pack)

Bundles

Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype Complete Bundle ($14.99)
Enjoy the complete Soldner-X 2 shoot’em up experience. This bundle contains the original game (Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype) and the expansion pack (Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype – the Last Chapter) in one attractive set.
File size: 2.03 GB

Avatars

Darkstalkers Avatars (x2) ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Mega Man Legends 2 Avatars (x2) ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype Avatar Bundle 2 ($1.49)
File size: 507 KB

Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype Avatar Bundle 3 ($1.49)
File size: 510 KB

Game Videos (free)

The Tester Season 2 – Episode 2
File size: 843 MB (SD), 1.24 GB (HD)

Pulse 11/9 Edition
File size: 314 MB (HD), 514 MB (1080)

Crescent Pale Mist Trailer
File size: 11 MB (SD), 38 MB (HD), 51 MB (1080)

Mafia II – Clothing & Cars Packs Trailer
File size: 28 MB (HD)

Mafia II – Joe’s Adventure Trailer
File size: 55 MB (HD)

NBA 2K11 – Cooking With Rose Trailer
File size: 28 MB (HD)

Call of Duty: Black Ops Single Player Trailer
File size: 43 MB (HD)

Dead Space Ignition Trailer
File size: 39 MB (HD)

Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Sun, Sand, and Supercars Trailer
File size: 74 MB (HD)

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II – Snow Trailer
File size: 26 MB (HD)

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II – Wall Trailer
File size: 15 MB (HD)

Red Dead Redemption – Undead Nightmare Graveyards Trailer
File size: 31 MB (HD)

Red Dead Redemption – Undead Nightmare Weapons Trailer
File size: 30 MB (HD)

Vanquish Gameplay Trailer #8
File size: 57 MB (HD)

Vanquish Launch Trailer
File size: 88 MB (HD)

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Comic-Con Multiplayer Trailer
File size: 55 MB (HD)

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood E3 CG Trailer
File size: 88 MB (HD)

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Gamescom Singleplayer Walkthrough
File size: 215 MB (HD)

Heavy Rain Interface Trailer
File size: 202 MB (HD), 338 MB (1080)

Heavy Rain Action Trailer
File size: 161 MB (HD), 269 MB (1080)

PlayStation Move Heroes Gamescom Trailer
File size: 36 MB (HD), 59 MB (1080)

The Sly Collection Store Trailer
File size: 103 MB (HD), 173 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Dynamic Theme (US Only) ($2.99)
File size: 6.71 MB

Bees In Bloom Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 6.65 MB

Vintage Sunsets Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 5.86 MB

Journey To Frisco Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 7.49 MB

Virtual Fireplace Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 6.47 MB

A Tranquil Stream Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 13 MB

Bombshell Babes Theme ($1.49)
File size: 4.88 MB

Abstract Smoke Premium Theme 2 ($1.99)
File size: 1.88 MB

Abstract Lasers Premium Theme ($1.99)
File size: 2.38 MB

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Monster Jam: Path Of Destruction ($19.99)
Bigger, Bolder and Badder! Get ready to challenge 28 of the top monster trucks and battle in real Monster Jam events including stadium racing and freestyle competitions. Enjoy bonus modes such as circuit race, time crunch, gate rush, and team race. Win events and do big tricks to level up and unlock new trucks, parts, and stadium venues. Create the ultimate monster truck on the path to the world finals in Las Vegas!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 174 MB

PSP Bundles

Knights In The Nightmare Bundle with Yggdra Union ($29.99)
For a limited time, purchase Knights in the Nightmare and also receive a FREE copy of the game Yggdra Union via PlayStation Network!

Knights in the Nightmare is a game that defies genre, incorporating strategy RPG, real-time strategy, and shooter elements. Somewhere between heaven and the underworld, a mysterious Wisp is re-awakening the souls of the dead to confront the evil that took their lives and kingdom. Control this spirit and command fallen knights in this captivating story of loss and redemption.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 807 MB

PSP Minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Fort Commander II: Counterattack – Minis ($4.49)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 11 MB

3, 2, 1 …Supercrash! – Minis ($2.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 23 MB

Game Videos (free)

The Tester Season 2 – Episode 2
File size: 199 MB

Pulse 11/9 Edition
File size: 51 MB

Ys: The Oath In Felghana Game Trailer
File size: 7.83 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Bombshell Babes PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 541 KB

Abstract Lasers PSP Theme 1 ($1.49)
File size: 377 KB

Abstract Lasers PSP Theme 2 ($1.49)
File size: 462 KB

Abstract Smoke PSP Theme 6 ($1.49)
File size: 232 KB

Abstract Smoke PSP Theme 7 ($1.49)
File size: 348 KB

Inner Warrior PSP Theme 1 ($1.49)
File size: 588 KB

Inner Warrior PSP Theme 2 ($1.49)
File size: 532 KB

It’s funny looking back to see how far we’ve come.  I remember when the PS Store sometimes wouldn’t even get an update in a week, now look at all the good stuff released each and every week.  Sony’s done a really great job of turning the PlayStation Store into something special.  I’m curious to see where they take this in the next five to ten years.

Now back to the topic at hand.  Are you planning on downloading anything?

Invizimals Review

Invizimals (Available only on PSP)
ESRB Rating: E10+
Players: 1 to 2
Genre: Action/Sim
Publisher: SCEA
Developer: novarama
Release Date: October 12th, 2010

Parent Talk: Cute creatures, goofy dialogue, and cartoony violence make Invizimals the perfect game for all the kids in your household.  Anything seen during Saturday morning cartoons is about as offensive as Invizimals.

It seems like years have gone by since we first saw the PSP Camera prototype…wait a minute, it has been.  Why Sony chose to release the camera add-on with Invizimals is beyond me.  The twist is that it’s a child’s game, meaning the attach-rate for the camera isn’t going to be high.  Given all the news I’ve been posting about the PSP2 and PS Phone, I doubt Sony really cares.  They’re in next-gen mode now.

The Great: It’s awkward to play a game that’s so obviously meant for children when you’re a full grown adult.  At least Invizimals’ really neat concept stood out.  Imagine Pokémon, but in the real world.  Kids could eat that up, no?  Invizimals and its PSP Camera support bridge the gap between the real world and the game world.  You set out a special trap card on any surface in your house (coffee table, floor, etc), then look through the PSP screen.  Before long, little creatures begin to appear!  Play a mini-game and presto, you’ve captured a new friend that you didn’t know was hiding in your house.

The Good:

+ Fight Club.  Upon collecting your invizimals, you battle by heading into virtual arenas and pitting them against other trainers from all over the world.  During such, short live-action cutscenes play out introducing players to the trainers.  It’s extremely childish, but it works the game’s audience.

+ Simple, but addictive.  Invizimals come in six different types, and each bears four unique attacks that are strong or weak against a certain elemental type.  This is standard fare for this genre.  Fire is weak against ice, etc.  Battles never require heavy strategy because fights are semi-turn based.  After a series of attacks, the invizimals must recharge their stamina bar.  Powerful attacks drain it quicker.

The Bad:

– Not much else.  There is a game here, but not much of one.  It doesn’t take long to realize that Invizimals is really a tech demo, but kids won’t know that.  To them, this will be the coolest thing since yesterday’s Sonic X episode.

The Ugly:

My camera experienced a few instances of failing to locate invizimals anywhere in my house.  Sometimes the trap card can become confused with the background surface color.  Kids should make sure to not reuse surfaces.  It adds to the mystery.

The Lowdown:

Invizimals isn’t for 99.998% of our readers, but that doesn’t mean someone won’t find this review useful.  Anyone raising young kids should buy this; they’d get a kick out of it methinks.  I know I would have at a young age.  For everyone else, naturally pick something else.

Weekly PS Store Update

I’ve been waiting for this info all day, and now I finally have it.  If you own a PS3 and/or a PSP, it’s time to go to the PlayStation Store and start your downloading.  Let us know if you see anything you’re interested in.

PlayStation Plus

Tomb Raider: Underworld Game Trial (Free and Exclusive to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)
File size: 6 GB

Burn Zombie Burn (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)

Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)

Bloons – minis (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)

Everyday Shooter (PlayStation Plus Price $5.00, original price $9.99)

Everyday Shooter PSP (PlayStation Plus Price $5.00, original price $9.99)

Shienryu (PlayStation Plus Price $3.00, original price $5.99)

Tall Unlimited (PlayStation Plus Price $3.00, original price $5.99)

Killzone 3 Beta Theme (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)

Halloween Theme (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)

Wise Father Theme (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)

Updates

Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $4.99, original price $9.99) **Part of the PlayStation 15th Anniversary Sale
Oddworld Abe’s Exoddus – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $4.99, original price $9.99) **Part of the PlayStation 15th Anniversary Sale
TerRover – Sale (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
Puzzle Chronicles – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $29.99)
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)
Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
Jame Cameron’s Avatar: The Game – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
Brothers in Arms: D-Day – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $29.99)
Chessmaster: The Art of Learning – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Prince of Persia: Rival Swords – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $29.99)
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
TMNT PSP – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Tom Clancy’s End War – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $29.99)
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Essentials – Permanent Price Drop (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Rocketmen: It Came From Uranus – Permanent Price Drop (PS3) (now $3.99, original price $4.99)
Rocketmen: Axis of Evil – Permanent Price Drop (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)

Downloadable Games

Costume Quest ($14.99)
Rediscover Halloween in this adventure/role-playing game from Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Productions. Explore the quaint suburban neighborhood, spooky mall and creepy carnival. Collect magical costumes, powerful upgrades and special items as you hunt down quests. Battle the evil overlords in this epic adventure to rescue your kidnapped sibling and save Halloween!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 386 MB

Aqua Panic! ($9.99)
After a violent tropical cyclone, the fish, shrimps, octopus and other creatures living in the sea are thrown out of the water… There is no time to waste! Use original tools to lead them to freedom! Quick thinking and speed will be necessary to succeed your mission to save them all!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 630 MB

Tomb Raider: Underworld ($14.99)
Tomb Raider Underworld represents a new advancement in exploration-based gameplay. As fearless adventurer Lara Croft, explore exotic locations around the world, each designed with an incredible attention to detail resulting in breathtaking high-definition visual fidelity that creates a truly believable world and delivers a new level of challenge and choice.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 6 GB

PSone Imports

Arcade Hits: Shienryu ($5.99)
Shienryu is a classic vertical-scrolling Arcade shoot’em-up. The game can be flown alone or with a friend for added power (and laughs!). You’ll face off against towering alien mechs and endure a bedlam of bullets that will test your steel.
File size: 400 MB

Tall Unlimited ($5.99)
Tall Unlimted is a challenging puzzle game where you build a tower by rolling blocks so the colored sides match up. Matching a block creates two new blocks. There are chain reactions and combo moves to strategically elevate your game. The object is to build a tower as high and fast as you can. Sound easy?

Please Note: this game is a direct import from Japan. Although text is limited, it is in the original Japanese language. Help can be found at www.monkeypawgames.com
File size: 108 MB

Game Demos (free)

Costume Quest Demo
Rediscover Halloween in this adventure/role-playing game from Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Productions. Explore the quaint suburban neighborhood, spooky mall and creepy carnival. Collect magical costumes, powerful upgrades and special items as you hunt down quests. Battle the evil overlords in this epic adventure to rescue your kidnapped sibling and save Halloween!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 386 MB

Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage Demo
YOU ARE ALREADY DEAD!
Prepare for the merciless action and brutal hand-to-hand combat of FIST OF THE NORTH STAR: KEN’S RAGE. Put your martial arts skills to the test against masses of bloodthirsty enemies in the demo for this no-holds-barred action brawler ripped from the pages of the popular manga classic.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 1.32 GB

The Shoot Demo
Do you have what it takes to become the ultimate action hero film star? Find out in the new demo for the exclusive PlayStation Move title, The Shoot.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 383 MB

Add-on Game Content

Zen Pinball – Paranormal Table ($2.49)
As a paranormal detective, your job is to investigate mysterious and supernatural phenomena. You’ll have your hands full with hauntings, weird creatures, and inexplicable lapses in the laws of nature! Even the silver ball is not immune to the erratic forces at work within this table.
File size: 49 MB

My Aquarium – Big Fish Set ($0.99)
The Big Fish Set includes the Jaw Characin, the Japanese Bullhead Shark, and the Leopard Catfish. Full game of My Aquarium (sold separately) required to use The Big Fish Set.
File size: 3.11 MB

Dead Rising 2 – Skills Pack – Soldier ($1.99)
Turn Chuck into a battle-hardened soldier with this rugged costume!
File size: 5.77 MB

Split Second – Deadline Pack ($4.99)
Download the “Deadline” Pack, featuring new cars and the new single player Deadline game mode.
File size: 86 MB

Space Invaders: Infinity Gene – Bonus Stage Pack 1 ($2.99)
Add Bonus Stages 3-1 to 3-6. (* All added bonus stages can be played via Bonus Mode.)
File size: 100 KB

ModNation Racers – Gopher Mod ($0.99)
Don’t mess with Gopher and his souped up Golf Kart. Whether on the fairway or on the race track, this guy likes to “drive”! This ModNation Racers Mod includes a fully-designed Mod, as well as several related parts and accessories for you to Create with. Download this pack today!
File size: 100 KB

ModNation Racers – Gopher Kart ($0.99)
Don’t mess with Gopher and his souped up Golf Kart. Whether on the fairway or on the race track, this guy likes to “drive”! This ModNation Racers Kart pack includes a fully-designed Kart, as well as several related parts and accessories for you to Create with. Download this pack today!
File size: 100 KB

ModNation Racers – Gopher Mod and Kart ($1.75)
Don’t mess with Gopher and his souped up Golf Kart. Whether on the fairway or on the race track, this guy likes to “drive”! This ModNation Racers Mod and Kart pack includes a fully-designed Mod, Kart, as well as several related parts and accessories for you to Create with in the Mod and Kart Studios. Download this pack today!
File size: 100 KB

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com.

  • “Waiting For The End” – Linkin Park ($1.99)
  • “Wretches And Kings” – Linkin’ Park ($1.99)
  • “Blackout” – Linkin Park ($1.99)
  • “Burning In The Skies” – Linkin Park ($1.99)
  • “The Catalyst” – Linkin Park ($1.99)
  • “The Messenger” – Linkin Park ($1.99)
  • Linkin Park Track Pack ($11.99) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Waiting For The End”, “Wretches And Kings”, “Blackout”, “Burning In The Skies”, “The Catalyst”, and “The Messenger” by Linkin Park. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.

File size: 27 – 54 MB (singles), 246 MB (track pack)

Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visitwww.RockBand.com.

  • “Big Empty” – Stone Temple Pilots ($1.99)
  • “Crackerman” – Stone Temple Pilots ($1.99)
  • “Creep” – Stone Temple Pilots ($1.99)
  • “Dead & Bloated” – Stone Temple Pilots ($1.99)
  • “Huckleberry Crumble” – Stone Temple Pilots ($1.99)
  • “Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart” – Stone Temple Pilots ($1.99)
  • Stone Temple Pilots Pack 01 ($9.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Stone Temple Pilots Pack 01. This pack includes “Big Empty”, “Crackerman”, “Creep”, “Dead & Bloated”, “Huckleberry Crumble”, and “Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart”.
  • “Bleed American″ – Jimmy Eat World ($1.99)
  • “My Best Theory″ – Jimmy Eat World ($1.99)
  • “Pain″ – Jimmy Eat World ($1.99)
  • Jimmy Eat World Pack 02 ($5.49) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Jimmy Eat World Pack 02. This pack includes “Bleed American”, “My Best Theory”, and “Pain”.

Rock Band Network

  • “A Prophecy” – Asking Alexandria ($1.99)
  • “In Memory” – Excruciating Thoughts ($0.99)
  • “Last Train to Awesometown” – Parry Gripp ($0.99)
  • “Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom” – Parry Gripp ($0.99)
  • “Sending Signals” – Evergreen Terrace ($0.99)

File size: 4.68 – 45 MB (singles), 82 – 189 MB (track pack)

Bundles

Rocketmen: Total Uranus Bundle ($9.99)
Purchase both “Rocketmen: Axis of Evil” and “Rocketmen: It Came From Uranus” with this Two-in-One Combo Pack.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 153 MB

Burn Zombie Burn: The Diarrhea of the Dead Bundle ($11.99)
The Diarrhea of the Dead Bundle features the original Burn Zombie Burn! game, the In Space add-on, and the Burn Zombie Burn! Premium Theme.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 189.5 MB

Tehra Dark Warrior & DynoGems (Bundle) ($3.99)
Play DynoGems and get ready to enjoy the new gem from the classics “Match Three”, an incredibly addictive and easy game to play. Or take your adrenaline to the limit with “Tehra Dark Warrior”, a fast-paced 3D action-adventure game that will immerse you in a fantasy land where you will fight against orcs, wizards, huge trolls, and strange beasts.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 66 MB

Avatars

Darkstalkers Avatars (x2) ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Ghouls ‘n Ghosts Avatars (x2) ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype Avatars (x3) ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Game Videos (free)

NBA 2K11 – Become The Greatest Trailer
File Size: 85 MB (HD)

Bulletstorm Tanya Jessen Gamescom Demo Commentary
File Size: 147 MB (HD)

Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue Launch Trailer
FIle Size: 43 MB (HD)

Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue Story Trailer
File Size: 82 MB (HD)

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Intro Trailer
File Size: 46 MB (HD)

Star Wars : The Force Unleashed II – Launch Trailer
File Size: 121 MB (HD)

The Tester Season 2 Launch Trailer
File Size: 96 MB (HD), 144 MB (1080)

Pulse 10/19 Edition
File Size: 276 MB (HD), 445 MB (1080)

Heavy Rain Concept Video
File Size: 191 MB (HD), 320 MB (1080)

Heavy Rain Beginnings Video
File Size: 282 MB (HD), 472 MB (1080)

Heavy Rain Emotion Video
File Size: 342 MB (HD), 573 MB (1080)

PlayStation Move: Kevin Butler TV Spot – Distractions
File Size: 22 MB (HD)

PS3 Themes

The Tester Season 2 Theme (free)
File size: 3.79 MB

Aqua Panic! HD Spring Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 1.09 MB

Aqua Panic! HD Summer Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 1.41 MB

Lightning Apocalypse Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 2.82 MB

Comic Super Heroes Theme ($1.99)
File size: 2.96 MB

Autumn Stroll Theme ($1.49)
File size: 6.17 MB

Werewolf Theme ($1.49)
File size: 6.09 MB

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

DJ Max Portable 3 ($39.99)
Come test your coordination and skill. Mix your way through over 40 unique tracks, with tons of unlockables and hidden features.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 1.49 GB

Blazing Souls Accelate ($34.99)
Enter the world of Neverland, a war-weary world whose long-fought-for peace is being threatened by Human Genomes, a species created by a long-dead god to be the successors to humanity. Join Zelos, an amoral mercenary with a shadowy past and access to almost unlimited power, as he and a group of adventurers who insist on calling him a friend embark on an epic quest of redemption and salvation.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 431 MB

PSP Minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Age of Hammer Wars – Minis ($4.99)
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 40 MB

Game Videos (free)

The Tester Season 2 Launch Trailer
File size: 23 MB

Pulse 10/19 Edition
File size: 45 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Phantasy Star Portable 2 Theme (free)
File size: 437 KB

Comic Super Heroes PSP Theme 1 ($1.49)
File size: 484 KB

Comic Super Heroes PSP Theme 2 ($1.49)
File size: 506 KB

Autumn Stroll PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 612 KB

Werewolf PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 535 KB

First Media For Valkyria Chronicles 3

If you were a fan of the PS3 exclusive Valkyria Chronicles, and its PSP follow-up, Valkyria Chronicles 2, then I’ve got some great news for you.  SEGA has announced Valkyria Chronicles 3, once again for the PSP.  I don’t currently have any details on-hand because of the MS press conference, but SEGA just sent over these screenshots.  Enjoy!

Weekly Releases: Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, NHL 11, Kingdom Hearts, And More Now Available

This is where I would normally place a ton of press releases all essentially saying the exact same thing, our fantastic new game is out today…go buy it!  So instead of doing that, I thought I’d try something a bit different.  Below are a few pics showcasing the biggest games being released today.  I didn’t include all the tons of DS kiddie games I know no one cares about.  If you do care, well chime in and let me know.  Oh great, here comes Steven now…

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2
Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
NHL 11
R.U.S.E. The Art of Deception
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

For the fanboys out there, I randomly selected the box art.  I suppose I should also mention that this isn’t a giant conspiracy against Nintendo either, you got Metroid, what more do you want?  It’s pretty amazing to see a PSP title released that’s actually note-worthy.  Don’t get me wrong, I like the PSP, but lately that machine has seen virtually no software.  Then again, there’s God of War, which I appear to be the only person excited about.  Good times.

So to get this back on track, are any of you picking up any of this week’s releases?

Weekly PS Store Update

This week’s PlayStation Store update features a wide selection of titles from brand new arcade games to PS1 classics.  Surely there’s something here for everyone.  Take a gander at the list, and let us know what you’re interested in downloading.

PlayStation Plus

Qore Episode 27: August 2010 (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers, regular price $2.99)
File size: 1.43 GB

Red Faction Guerrilla Game Trial (Free and Exclusive to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)
File size: 5.86 GB

PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap (Early Access for PlayStation Plus Subscribers; PlayStation Plus price $5.24, regular price $6.99)

High Velocity Bowling (PlayStation Plus price $5.00, regular price $9.99)

WipEout Fury DLC (PlayStation Plus price $7.99, regular price $9.99)

UNCHARTED Eye of Indra Comic Bundle (PlayStation Plus price $1.25, regular price $2.49)

Aero Racer – Minis (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)

Nebula Tunnels Theme (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)

Updates

1942: Joint Strike – Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Section 8 – New Sale (now $24.99, original price $29.99)
Matt Hazard: Blood Bath And Beyond – Permanent Price Change (now $9.99, original price $14.99)

Qore

Qore Episode 27: August 2010 ($2.99)
Episode 27 of Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network experiences the dog days of Kane & Lynch 2, gets trapped in the Splatterhouse, discovers TerRover, and explores Kyoto, Japan.
File size: 1.43 GB

Qore Annual Subscription: August 2010 ($24.99)
Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network is a monthly interactive video production covering the world of PlayStation. Qore provides its audience with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to developers and their games, from both the SCE Worldwide Studios and the third-party community, where the audience member can freely navigate through the content.
File size: 1.43 GB

Qore Annual Subscription Renewal: August 2010 ($19.99)
Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network is a monthly interactive video production covering the world of PlayStation. Qore provides its audience with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to developers and their games, from both the SCE Worldwide Studios and the third-party community, where the audience member can freely navigate through the content. **This special offer is only available to persons who are renewing their subscriptions.**
File size: 1.43 GB

Downloadable Games

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game ($9.99)
Scott Pilgrim is a lovable loser and the best fighter in the province. He is in love with Ramona Flowers. But she has baggage! To get the girl, Scott must defeat the League of Ramona’s evil exes…
ESRB Rated T
File size: 176 MB

Red Faction: Guerrilla ($19.99)
Mason arrives on Mars hungry for a new life. But the promise of a brighter future for Mason quickly fades. The Earth Defense Force have adopted heavy-handed checkpoints and omnipresent armed patrols. As violence escalates, an underground resistance known as the Red Faction swiftly gathers strength to combat the EDF. Mason’s quest for a new life has become a battle for survival, and the fate of the planet now rests with him and the Red Faction.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 5.86 GB

PSone Classics

CTR: Crash Team Racing ($5.99)
CTR: Crash Team Racing is speeding your way! It’s a multiplayer character racing game featuring your favorite bandicoot, Crash, and a host of his friends…and foes! Download this PS one Classic today!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 312 MB

Game Demos (free)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game Demo
Scott Pilgrim is a lovable loser and the best fighter in the province. He is in love with Ramona Flowers. But she has baggage! In this trial, you will find that in order to get the girl, Scott must defeat the League of Ramona’s evil exes…
ESRB Rated T
File size: 176 MB

Mafia II Demo
Make a man of yourself in this new demo. The assignment: deal with a chump that isn’t playing ball the way the Mob likes it.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 1.03 GB

Add-on Game Content

Red Dead Redemption – Legends and Killers Pack ($9.99)
The massive, action-packed world of Red Dead Redemption gets bloodier with the epic new multiplayer content of the Legends and Killers Pack. Battle it out in nine new map areas, unlock new challenges and trophies, and hone your combat skills with the deadly Tomahawk. Then play as classic characters from Red Dead Revolver — Red Harlow, Annie Stoakes, Jack Swift, Buffalo Soldier, Shadow Wolf, Pig Josh, Ugly Chris, and Mr. Kelly.
File size: 43 MB

Naughty Bear – Episode 8 – Danger Bear (free)
This new level will introduce player to the X-Bears, a league of superhero bears led by Danger Bear! Spandex-clad and ready for war, the X-Bears posssess super powers and are admired by many of the other bears on the Island of Perfection… except, of course, Naughty Bear.
File size: 89 MB

Dragon Age: Origins – The Golems of Amgarrak ($4.99)
NOTE: This adventure is extremely challenging. The dwarves’ lost thaigs, forgotten for a thousand years, are finally within reach. Among them is Amgarrak, once home to scholars intent on rediscovering Caridin’s art of golemcraft. But an expedition to the ruins has gone missing. Only you can uncover the gruesome fate that befell them.
File size: 406 MB

Dragon Age: Origins – Golem’s Might (AKA The Reaper’s Cudgel) (free with purchase of Dragon Age: Origins – The Golems of Amgarrak)
Play the Golems of Amgarrak to unlock special rewards in Dragon Age: Origins.
File size: 100 KB

Dragon Age Origins: Awakening – Golem’s Might (AKA The Reaper’s Cudgel) (free with purchase of Dragon Age: Origins – The Golems of Amgarrak)
Play the Golems of Amgarrak to unlock special rewards in Dragon Age: Origins.
File size: 100 KB

Guitar Hero
For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com.

  • “Fat Lip” – Sum 41 ($1.99)
  • “In Too Deep” – Sum 41 ($1.99)
  • “Still Waiting” – Sum 41 ($1.99)
  • Sum 41 Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Fat Lip”, “In Too Deep”, and “Still Waiting” by Sum 41. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.

File size: 29 – 39 MB (singles), 100 MB (track pack)

Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visitwww.RockBand.com.

  • “Jesus Built My Hotrod” – Ministry ($1.99)
  • “Stigmata” – Ministry ($1.99)
  • “Thieves” – Ministry ($1.99)
  • Ministry Pack 02 ($5.49) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Ministry Pack 02. This pack includes “Jesus Built My Hotrod”, “Stigmata”, and “Thieves”” by Ministry.

Rock Band Network

  • “Descend Into The Eternal Pits Of Possession” by The Project Hate MCMXCIX ($0.99)
  • “Icarus Song” by Furly ($0.99)
  • “The Crying Machine (Live)” by Steve Vai ($1.99)
  • “Tree Village” by Dance Gavin Dance ($1.99)
  • “We Are The Nightmare” by Arsis ($1.99)

File size: 22 – 75 MB (singles), 125 MB (track pack)

Avatars

Super Street Fighter IV Avatars ($0.49) (x5)
File size: 103 – 123 KB

Game Videos (free)

Landit Bandit Trailer
File size: 91 MB (HD)

Brink Developer Diary #1
File size: 125 MB (HD), 205 MB (1080)

Top Gun – Trailer
File size: 82 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes

Great White Sharks Theme ($1.49)
File size: 5.88 MB

Space: The Final Frontier Theme ($1.49)
File size: 5.49 MB

Wallpapers (free)

Top Gun – Wallpaper
File size: 319 KB (SD), 844 KB (HD)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Madden NFL 11 PSP ($39.99)
Madden NFL 11 for the PSP grants you unprecedented access to Everything You See On Sunday, including all-new commentary from the most exciting play-by-play voice in sports, Gus Johnson. Build the ultimate dynasty in the robust Franchise mode, change history in the Superstar Challenge mode, or simply take your NFL fandom with you on the road wherever you go.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 502 MB

Game Demos (also available from PS3 Storefront) (free)

Valkyria Chronicles 2 Demo
Download the Valkyria Chronicles 2 demo now! The epic RPG continues as Gallia erupts in civil war against a rebel army plotting to overthrow the country’s regime. Lead your fellow cadets on a heroic journey through 200+ missions, fight with 30 brand new military units and customize characters, weapons and tanks with over 3 times the options as before! Experience the all new co-op and versus multiplayer modes and the revamped BLiTZ Battle System!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 78 MB

Game Videos (free)

Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team Trailer #2
File size: 7.47 MB

Phantasy Star Portable 2 Announcement Trailer
File size: 8.69 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Great White Sharks PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 512 KB

Space: The Final Frontier PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 516 KB

Weekly PS Store Update

Tuesdays mean one thing, PlayStation Store update day!  This week you can get your hands on Earthworm Jim HD or a wide assortment of add-on goodies for a wide selection of titles.  Take a gander and let us know what you’re interested in.

PlayStation Plus

Highlights for 8/10:

Red Faction Guerrilla – Game Trial
Qore August Episode
PixelJunk Racers Second Lap – Limited time discount – Early release for PS Plus members only

Last Chance, Get Them While You Can – Coming down next Tuesday (8/10):

Games 
Field Runners – Mini – FREE
Super Stardust (PlayStation Plus price $5.00, original price $9.99)
Gravity Crash (PlayStation Plus price $5.00, original price $9.99)

Discounted DLC
Super Stardust HD Team add-on Pack (PlayStation Plus price $2.50, original price $4.99)
Super Stardust HD Solo add-on Pack (PlayStation Plus price $2.50, original price $4.99)
Resistance 2 Aftermath Multiplayer Map Pack (PlayStation Plus price $2.00, original price $3.99)

Themes (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
King Zumo
MAG S.V.E.R Dynamic Theme
MAG Raven Dynamic Theme
MAG Valor Dynamic Theme

Video
Qore – July Episode

Updates

PlayStation Network Summer Sale (Offers are valid through 8/9/10)

PS3
Fat Princess – Sale (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
PixelJunk Shooter – Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Groovin Blocks PS3 – Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Madden NFL Arcade – Sale (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Wakeboarding HD – Sale (now $7.49, original price $14.99)

PSP
Eye Of Judgement: Legends – Sale (now $14.99, original price $29.99)
Echoshift – Sale (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Patchwork Heroes – Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars – Sale (now $14.99, original price $29.99)
Lunar: Silver Star Harmony – Sale (now $14.99, original price $29.99)

minis
Tetris – Minis – Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Dracula – Undead Awakening – Minis – Sale (now $2.49, original price $4.99)
Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess! – Minis – Sale (now $2.49, original price $4.99)
Zombie Tycoon – Minis – Sale (now $2.49, original price $4.99)
Bloons – Minis – Sale (now $1.99, original price $2.99)

Kick-Ass – Permanent Price Drop (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
Section 8 – New Sale (now $14.99, original price $29.99)
Final Fight/Double Impact – Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Flock – Sale (now $7.49, original price $14.99)

Downloadable Games

Earthworm Jim HD ($9.99)
Groovy! One of the all-time most iconic video game characters is back in full HD glory! Master Jim’s far-out powers, bungee jump, throw cows, blast through rocket-speed levels and more! Explore a crazy universe offering wild gameplay and hilarious possibilities. Overcome mad baddies, including new enemies in never-before-seen levels. Get help from 1, 2 or 3 friends with the exclusive cooperative gameplay in multiplayer levels.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 228 MB

Game Demos (free)

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Cliffhanger Demo (also available in French)
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Demo features a breathtaking single player mission from the multiple Game of the Year award winner. In Cliffhanger, scale a frozen mountainside where one wrong move means certain death, engage in stealth combat amidst an intense snowstorm, shoot your way through a raging firefight, then race for survival aboard a snowmobile under heavy enemy fire.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 1.12 GB

Earthworm Jim HD Trial
The grooviest action classic is back and in full HD glory! Rediscover this cult adventure full of wild gameplay. Download the full game to unlock the 4-player co-op mode! Grab your friends and combine your wormy powers online or locally. Explore all the the updated classic levels, plus never-before-seen levels. Face terrible new enemies like Grand’Ma, Pitch the Cat and more! Now that’s groooovy!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 228 MB

Add-on Game Content

ModNation Racers: Nukular Mod ($0.99)
Be careful, Nukular’s got a serious lead-foot from being exposed to radioactive materials, and loves to BOOST through the finish line! This ModNation Racers Mod includes a fully-designed Mod, as well as several related accessories for you to Create with in the Mod Studios. Download this Mod Today!
File size: 100 KB

ModNation Racers: Mauler Kart ($0.99)
This ModNation Racers Mauler Kart pack includes a fully-designed as well as several related parts and accessories for you to Create with in the Kart Studio. Download this pack today!
File size: 100 KB

ModNation Racers: Nukular Mod and Mauler Kart ($1.75)
Be careful, Nukular’s got a serious lead-foot from being exposed to radioactive materials, and loves to BOOST through the finish line! This ModNation Racers Mod and Kart pack includes a fully-designed Mod, Kart, as well as several related parts and accessories for you to Create with in the Mod and Kart Studios. Download this pack today!
File size: 200 KB

LittleBigPlanet: Marvel – Captain America ($1.99)
Complete with paint-proof shield, Sackboy’s Captain America costume comes in very helpful when facing villains armed with the Paintinator. NOTE: to download this costume, you must already own LittleBigPlanet.
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet: Marvel – Wolverine ($1.99)
Nobody can say for sure what it is that lies beneath Sackboy’s zip. Is it an adamantium skeleton? Who knows? One thing is for sure, while he’s in his Wolverine costume he certainly looks the part. NOTE: to download this costume, you must already own LittleBigPlanet.
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet: Marvel – Invisible Woman ($1.99)
She may be the Fantastic Four’s least visible member, but that makes Sackboy’s Invisible Woman costume all the more exciting. NOTE: to download this costume, you must already own LittleBigPlanet.
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet: Marvel – Venom ($1.99)
One of the web-slinger’s oldest enemies, Venom has proved repeatedly that he is not to be taken lightly, and now Sackboy can get in on the action with the costume of this most infamous of characters. NOTE: to download this costume, you must already own LittleBigPlanet.
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet: Marvel – Rogue ($1.99)
Rogue’s distinctive hair color makes her stand out among the X-Men and it is this that Sackboy absorbs by wearing her costume. NOTE: to download this costume, you must already own LittleBigPlanet.
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet: Marvel Costume Kit #3 ($5.99)
Look out “True Believers”, your favorite Marvel heroes and villains have landed on LittleBigPlanet! Grab this costume pack and you’ll be ready for action with 5 costumes of your favorite Marvel characters including Captain America, Wolverine, Invisible Woman, Venom, and Rogue! NOTE: to download this costume, you must already own LittleBigPlanet.
File size: 1.04 MB

Trine DLC ($0.99)
Download the new level for Trine, “Path to New Dawn”, to extend the adventure.
File size: 100 KB

BioShock 2 – Protector Trials ($4.99)
Tenenbaum desperately needs you to steal as much ADAM as possible, to help thwart Sofia Lamb’s insane plan. The goal in each Trial is simple: get your Little Sister to an ADAM-rich corpse and keep her safe while she gathers precious ADAM. Each Trial features three unique weapon and Plasmid load-outs as well as a fourth bonus load-out the player receives when all previous load-outs are completed.
File size: 1.67 GB

Tiger Woods Pga Tour 11: Riviera CC ($4.99)
Grab your clubs and play this Southern California course that features one of the world’s most famous finishing holes and remains one of golf’s few genuine classics. The world famous challenging 18th hole is surrounded by a natural amphitheater with a beautiful view of the clubhouse.
File size: 222 MB

Blazblue: Continuum Shift (x24) ($0.59 – $7.99)
File size: 2.51 MB

Guitar Hero
For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com.

  • “Bird And The Worm” – The Used ($1.99)
  • “Pretty Handsome Awkward” – The Used ($1.99)
  • “The Taste Of Ink” – The Used ($1.99)
  • The Used Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Bird And The Worm”, “Pretty Handsome Awkward”, and “The Taste Of Ink” by The Used. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.

File size: 36 – 40 MB (singles), 112 MB (track pack)

Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visitwww.RockBand.com.

  • “Bulletproof” – La Roux ($1.99)
  • “I Only Want You” – Eagles of Death Metal ($1.99)
  • “Jesus Freak” – dc Talk ($1.99)
  • “Love Addict” – Family Force 5 ($1.99)
  • “Rapture” – Blondie ($1.99)
  • “Saturday Morning” – Eels ($1.99)
  • “Sturm & Drang” – KMFDM ($1.99)
  • “The Perfect Crime #2″ – The Decemberists ($1.99)

Rock Band Network

  • “Crushed Beyond Dust” by Skeletonwitch ($1.99)
  • “Elements” by Texas in July ($0.99)
  • “Fake It” by Seether ($1.99)
  • “Heads Or Tails? Real Or Not” by Emarosa ($1.99)
  • “Is There A Ghost” by Band of Horses ($1.99)

File size: 18 – 47 MB

Avatars

Street Fighter Alpha 3 Avatars ($0.49) (x3)
File size: 100 KB

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 8/3 Edition
File size: 259 MB (HD), 414 MB (1080)

inFAMOUS 2 E3 Trailer
File size: 46 MB (HD), 76 MB (1080)

inFAMOUS 2 First Look Gameplay Trailer
File size: 133 MB (HD), 230 MB (1080)

Deathspank – Launch Trailer
File size: 56 MB (HD)

Deathspank – Loot Trailer
File size: 52 MB (HD)

A Short Film Made From Red Dead Redemption
File size: 1.17 GB (HD)

3D Sizzle Trailer
File size: 108 MB (HD), 184 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes

Liquid Theme ($1.49)
File size: 6.03 MB

Purple Haze Theme ($1.49)
File size: 6.47 MB

Summer Girls Theme ($1.49)
File size: 6.77 MB

Wallpapers (free)

 

Fat Princess Fat Roles Wallpaper 5
File size: 392 KB (1080)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Warriors Of The Lost Empire ($9.99)
A kingdom has fallen. An empire is in ruin. When all hope seemed lost, four heroic warriors have risen to revive a lost city. Raid the dungeons and seek out the evil that has overtaken your land and bring glory back to the empire!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.54 GB

PSP Minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Arctic Adventures: Polar’s Puzzles – Minis ($4.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 21 MB

Widgets Odyssey 2 – Minis ($1.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 61 MB

Add-on Game Content (also available from PS3 Storefront)

BUZZ Quiz World: American Culture Quiz Pack ($2.99)
Test your knowledge on the traditions, ideals, customs, beliefs, values, arts of America in this DLC pack, BUZZ!: American Culture Quiz! This pack features hundreds of new questions to play in any of your favorite BUZZ! Quiz World game modes for your PSP or PSPgo system. Download this quiz pack today and turn your party into the ultimate trivia showdown.
File size: 74 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP – Robin Hood Men in Sack Pack ($2.99)
The magnificent collection of stickers and costumes in the Robin Hood – Men In Sacks pack has everything your Sackboy needs to make him a merry man! Includes 4 costumes and 12 stickers to make your own Robin Hood – Men in Sacks levels! NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 1.48 MB

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 8/3 Edition
File size: 40 MB

inFAMOUS 2 E3 Trailer
File size: 6.14 MB

inFAMOUS 2 First Look Gameplay Trailer
File size: 22 MB

3D Sizzle 2D Trailer
File size: 17 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Purple Haze PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 563 KB

Summer Girls PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 580 KB

Weekly PS Store Update

It’s Tuesday so you should know that it’s PS Store day.  This week there’s finally something to be excited for if you happen to be a PSN+ subscriber like Marc-Andre is.  That would be the Kane & Lynch 2 demo.  Not into that game?  Well maybe an Origami avatar is more your thing.

Playstation Plus

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Demo (Free and Exclusive to PlayStation Plus)
Demo for Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, a raw and brutal crime shooter. Relentless action in single player and Fragile Alliance multiplayer.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 1.38 GB

echochrome (PlayStation Plus price $5.00, original price $9.99)

Resistance 2 Skin Bundle (PlayStation Plus price $2.00, original price $3.99)

Hamsterball (PlayStation Plus price $7.99, original price $9.99)

Heavy Rain Origami Swan Avatar (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)
File size: 100 KB

Bloody Escape Theme (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)
File size: 6.1 MB

Updates

Peggle Nights (Free with the purchase of Peggle)
Marvel Vs Capcom 2 – Sale (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
After Burner Climax – Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
TV Show King – Permanent Price Drop (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Obscure: The Aftermath – Permanent Price Drop (now $14.99, original price $29.99)
The Sims 2 – Permanent Price Drop (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded – Permanent Price Drop (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Capcom Classics Collection Remixed – Permanent Price Drop (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Darkstalkers Chronicle: Chaos Towers – Permanent Price Drop (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Burnout Legends – Permanent Price Drop (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Medal Of Honor: Heroes – Permanent Price Drop (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Need For Speed: Most Wanted – Permanent Price Drop (now $9.99, original price $19.99)

Downloadable Games

Sam And Max Episode 4: Beyond The Alley Of The Doll (free with purchase of Episode Bundle)
In this last episode before our epic season finale, the indescribable forces that have been pulling the Freelance Police’s strings begin revealing themselves, in a tale that will change the way you look at Sam & Max … forever!

An onslaught of oversized canine clones akin to a zombie apocalypse has our heroes running for cover in a barricaded ramshackle diner as the episode begins. And it gets even stranger from there.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 376 MB

PSone Classics

Motor Toon Grand Prix ‘Playable on PS3 only’ ($5.99)
Motor Toon Grand Prix brings wild and crazy kart racing with eight unique cars to race, 10 complex tracks to master, and 17 weapons to blast the opposition with.
Created by Kazunori Yamauchi and Polys Entertainment, who went on to form Polyphony Digital and create the ground-breaking Gran Turismo racing franchise.
Download this PS one Classic today.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 251 MB

Add-on Game Content

ModNation Racers: Cowboy Mod ($0.99)
MOO-ve over! There’s a new Cowboy in town. If you don’t get out of his way, his truck will mow you into hamburger! This ModNation Racers Mod includes a fully-designed Mod as well as several related parts and accessories for you to Create with. Download this pack today!
File size: 100 KB

ModNation Racers: Cowboy Kart ($0.99)
MOO-ve over! There’s a new Cowboy in town. If you don’t get out of his way, his truck will mow you into hamburger! This ModNation Racers Kart includes a fully-designed Kart, as well as several related parts and accessories for you to Create with. Download this pack today!
File size: 100 KB

ModNation Racers: Cowboy Mod and Kart ($1.75)
MOO-ve over! There’s a new Cowboy in town. If you don’t get out of his way, his truck will mow you into hamburger! This ModNation Racers Mod and Kart pack includes a fully-designed Mod, Kart, as well as several related parts and accessories for you to Create with in the Mod and Kart Studios. Download this pack today!
File size: 200 KB

LittleBigPlanet: Marvel – Thor ($1.99)
Now Sackboy can not only wield the Hammer of Thor, but do so while dressed as Asgard’s greatest warrior; Thor! NOTE: to download this costume, you must already own LittleBigPlanet.
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet: Marvel – Spiderman ($1.99)
When Sackboy has the need to fight crime, sling web, and use his “Sacky-Sense”, only one costume will do – Spider-Man! NOTE: to download this costume, you must already own LittleBigPlanet.
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet: Marvel – Elektra ($1.99)
Sackboy may not be renowned for his martial arts skills, but that’s not going to stop him from turning into the deadly Elektra with this great costume! NOTE: to download this costume, you must already own LittleBigPlanet.
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet: Marvel – Ghost Rider ($1.99)
Some days Sackboy may feel like his skull is on fire, although those tend to be the days he’s wearing his legendary Ghost Rider costume. NOTE: to download this costume, you must already own LittleBigPlanet.
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet: Marvel – Human Torch ($1.99)
Sackboy is well used to flying through the air, and is more than accustomed to occasionally catching fire. He now has the ideal costume to dress up in while doing both – that of the Human Torch! NOTE: to download this costume, you must already own LittleBigPlanet.
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet: Marvel – Costume Pack 2 ($5.99)
Look out “True Believers”, your favorite Marvel heroes and villains have landed on LittleBigPlanet! Grab this costume pack and you’ll be ready for action with 5 costumes of your favorite Marvel characters including Thor, Spider-man, Elektra, Ghost Rider, and Human Torch! NOTE: to download this costume, you must already own LittleBigPlanet.
File size: 1.04 MB

Just Cause 2: Agency Hovercraft ($0.99)
The ultimate in amphibious transport!
File size: 2.36 MB

Trinity Universe – Godly Weapon Pack ($1.99)
“Wow! Our weapons got major upgrades!
I don’t like that the Demon Dog King’s weapon got upgraded too, but I guess I can deal with it just this once.
All right! Let’s solve the mystery of the Netheruniverse with this DLC product!”
File size: 100 KB

Trinity Universe – High Ability Pack ($0.99)
“They finally imported the super battle set.
5 units each of “Cure: Planet,” “Cure: Cosmos,” “Overdrive,” “Resurrection,” and “Trans.” Now we are invincible!
All right, Lucius. Let’s head out for more research!”
File size: 100 KB

Trinity Universe – Super Treasure Pack 3 (free)
“Ts-Tsubaki! Something really sparkly is being sold!
What’s this?! I’ve never seen this, but it looks like a great treasure!
Hey, gramps! Gimme all of these! What? Tsubaki’ll pay… hey, Tsubaki! Where did you go?
Can’t you buy me these? Hey, Tsubaki!”
File size: 100 KB

Guitar Hero
For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com.

  • “Down With The Sickness” – Disturbed ($1.99)
  • “Indestructible” – Disturbed ($1.99)
  • “Stricken” – Disturbed ($1.99)
  • Disturbed Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Down With The Sickness”, “Indestructible”, and “Stricken” by Disturbed. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.

File size: 40 – 46 MB (singles), 128 MB (track pack)

Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visitwww.RockBand.com.

  • “1969″ – The Stooges ($1.99)
  • “I Wanna Be Your Dog” – The Stooges ($1.99)
  • “No Fun” – The Stooges ($1.99)
  • The Stooges Pack 01 ($5.49) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: The Stooges Pack 01. This pack includes “1969″, “I Wanna Be Your Dog”, and “No Fun” by The Stooges.
  • “New Dark Ages” – Bad Religion ($1.99)
  • “No Control” – Bad Religion ($1.99)

Rock Band Network

  • “50,000 Unstoppable Watts” by Clutch ($1.99)
  • “Approach The Podium” by Gandhi ($1.99)
  • “How We Roll” by Plushgun ($1.99)
  • “Indigo Friends” by Reverend Horton Heat ($1.99)
  • “Stand For Something” by Skindred ($0.99)

File size: 16 – 35 MB (singles), 79 MB (track pack)

Avatars

Street Fighter III: Third Strike Avatars ($0.49) (x4)
File size: 100 – 106 KB

Super Street Fighter IV Avatars ($0.49) (x3)
File size: 105 – 124 KB

Flower Avatars (x2) ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Fat Princess Avatars (x5) ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Fat Princess Avatar Bundle ($1.49)
File size: 500 KB

Crash Commando Avatars (x4) ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Crash Commando Avatar Bundle ($1.25)
File size: 400 KB

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 7/20 Edition
File size: 214 MB (HD), 351 MB (1080)

Mafia II – Developer Diary #1
File size: 177 MB (HD)

Mafia II – Developer Diary #2
File size: 146 MB (HD)

Spec Ops: The Line E3 Trailer
File size: 71 MB (HD)

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions E3 Trailer
File size: 113 MB (1080)

Blue Toad Murder Files Teaser Trailer #1
File size: 32 MB (HD)

Blue Toad Murder Files Teaser Trailer #2
File size: 39 MB (HD)

Red Dead Redemption – Outlaws To The End Co-Op Trailer
File size: 97 MB (HD)

Nier – Digital Comic Book Part 1
File size: 199 MB (HD)

Fat Princess: Fat Roles Trailer
File size: 66 MB (HD), 117 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes

U.S. Air Force Dynamic XMB Theme (Free) (US Only)
File size: 2.27 MB

Trinity Universe – Theme 05: Mizuki ($1.99)
File size: 6.51 MB

Trinity Universe – Theme 06: Suzaku ($1.99)
File size: 6.22 MB

Trinity Universe – Theme 07: Miyu ($1.99)
File size: 6.15 MB

Trinity Universe – Theme 08: Recit ($1.99)
File size: 6.56 MB

Batman Under The Red Hood Theme ($1.99) (US Only)
File size: 2.18 MB

Hot Tub Hottie Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.04 MB

Nordic Warrior Theme ($1.49)
File size: 5.4 MB

M4 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 3.86 MB

Abstract Premium Theme 2 ($1.99)
File size: 4.59 MB

MP5 Premium Theme ($1.99)
File size: 8.30 MB

Wallpapers (free)

Fat Princess Fat Roles Wallpaper 3
File size: 1.08 MB (1080)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 ($29.99)
Build the adventure from Privet Drive to the Triwizard Tournament and experience the magic of the first four Harry Potter stories – LEGO style! Explore Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learn spells, brew potions, and relive the adventures like never before with tongue-in-cheek humor and creative customization that is unique to LEGO videogames!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 1.18 GB

Gravity Crash Portable ($9.99)
Gravity Crash combines old school arcade gameplay with next-gen visuals, delivering a simple yet addictive experience. Pilot a spacecraft and tackle a variety of missions, from taking out enemy installations to rescuing stranded astronauts. You’ll need quick wits and a precise, steady hand to survive the action in Gravity Crash Portable. Download this exciting game today!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 47 MB

PSP Minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Young Thor – Minis ($4.99)
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 54 MB

Fly Fu – Minis ($3.49)
ESRB Rated T
File size: 20 MB

Archibald’s Adventure – Minis ($3.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 23 MB

Add-on Game Content (also available from PS3 Storefront)

LittleBigPlanet PSP – Fruit Salad Costume (free)
Go bananas with this fantastic new free costume! NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 1.22 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP – Fruit Salad Pack ($2.99)
This tasty new pack is full of delicious fruity stickers and costumes that will make your Sackboy and your levels look good enough to eat. NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 1.36 MB

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 7/20 Edition
File size: 35 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Hot Tub Hotties ($1.99)
File size: 580 KB

Nordic Warrior ($1.49)
File size: 451 KB

MP5 PSP Theme 1 ($1.49)
File size: 545 KB

MP5 PSP Theme 2 ($1.49)
File size: 528 KB

Abstract PSP Theme 3 ($1.49)
File size: 434 KB

Abstract PSP Theme 4 ($1.49)
File size: 341 KB

Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip Review

Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip (Only available on PSP)
ESRB Rating: E
Players: 1-4
Genre: Sports
Publisher: SCEA
Developer: Clap Hanz
Release Date: June 29th, 2010
PlayStation Network: Ad-Hoc Multiplayer

Parent Talk: Hot Shots is known for great gameplay and ultra-cute characters.  As such, this is a perfect game for players of all ages.  If you have youngsters at home, they’d adore Get a Grip.  The surprise is that you too can have a blast.

Technologically speaking, there’s nothing to worry about.  The game is available on UMD and can be purchased through the PlayStation Store.  The versions are identical, and use almost all of the PSP’s features.  Game sharing is supported, meaning you can enjoy limited features with those who don’t own the game.   If you want the true multiplayer experience, multiple copies are necessary.  There’s no online/infrastructure mode though; Hot Shots is Ad-hoc only.

Clap Hanz has worked on Hot Shots since its PS1 inception.  Over these two decades, they’ve struck gold with their formula: focus on great gameplay along with charming, humorous, and delightful courses and characters.  Think Mario’s sports line-up.  The last time we saw the Hot Shots team on the tennis court was on the PS2.  There were quite a few omissions previously, but thankfully Clap Hanz has overcome those shortcomings with this exclusive PSP installment.  If you desire a tennis game with charm, and loads of collectibles, this might be your new addiction for weeks.

The Great:

So many goodies!  While advancing, leveling up and completing more and more tennis matches, you accumulate tons of stuff: new rackets, and literally thousands of clothes for your avatars.  Yet unlike most other collect-a-thons, gathering everything doesn’t feel obligatory.  It works very well.  You’re persistently rewarded with items to use in subsequent matches.

The Good:

+ Same great gameplay.  From the basic tutorial to the more advanced matches, Get a Grip is a blast to play.  You’re always given clear indicators of whacking the ball too soon or late, and they go a long way in making you the perfect tennis player.  It’s no surprise either, given Clap Hanz’s golf games.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a hardcore tennis player or a casual onlooker; you’re going to have fun.

+ Evolution.  Your character evolves the more you play, though unlike some deep RPGs out there, you don’t have to worry about managing skill points and all that jazz.  Your avatar becomes naturally more proficient, leading to the use of new serves, on-court moves, and much more.

+ Charm.  Nintendo is the undisputed king of injecting charm in their games.  Clap Hanz is much the same.  Every Hot Shots game has a wonderful personality, and this one is no different.  Look at the screenshots I’ve shown and tell me these aren’t cute and charming characters.

+ Wonderful intelligence.  Unlike with most sports games, competing with the CPU is actually quite a challenge.  These opponents keep you guessing, so it’s vital to stay alert.  That’s how it should be.  This ties directly to the next aspect.

+ Fun, but limited multiplayer.  Since the AI is so capable, the leap to human opponents isn’t as great as one might assume.  Games are always better played with friends though.  Just remember the lack of online from my introduction, which is really disappointing nowadays.  That said, I enjoyed testing the game with a friend of mine.  You can play one-on-one, or find three other friends with the game and participate in double matches.  Everything is fun.

The Bad:

– Too much action.  Occasionally the game confused me with a bevy of those shot indicators.  They’re helpful, but my eyes needed to adjust.

The Ugly:

Why Clap Hanz wrote a story for a tennis game, I couldn’t tell you.  Your job is to spread happiness to the world through tennis.  I like the sport as much as the next person, but does one game achieve world peace?  It’s also very distracting wading through an ocean of text before your next match.  I would’ve preferred that the game focused strictly on its excellent tennis matches.

The Lowdown:

Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip is a wonderful tennis game, and very easy recommendation.  If you prefer tennis sims, the arcade play may not be appealing, but Clap Hanz knows what they’re doing either way.  If you’re on your last legs with the PSP, pick this up and enjoy one of the finest sports games available on the platform.