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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Dec 06, 2007 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hey, everyone. It’s time again for the PLAYSTATION Store weekly update.


Downloadable Games

High Velocity Bowling ($9.99)
Meet the High Velocity Bowlers each with their own unique personality, skill-set, and attributes. High Velocity Bowling uses the SIXAXIS controller to simulate a genuine bowling swing with real lane environments, providing a truly next-gen bowling game. Players will compete to unlock 8 distinctive characters and progress through 8 themed alleys on their way to bowling domination.
File size: 514 MB
ESRB Rated E10+


Add-on Game Content

Folklore Add-On #1 “The Kidnapped Folk” ($3.99)
This Folklore add-on includes four additional side quests, which take place during the events of the original game, plus an extra Folk to capture and an alternative costume for Ellen.
File size: 73 MB

Folklore Add-On #2 “Bottom of the Sea” ($3.99)
This Folklore add-on includes four additional side quests, which take place during the events of the original game, plus an extra Folk to capture and an alternative costume for Keats.
File size: 91.2 MB

Folklore Add-On Bundle #1 ($5.99)
Get two Folklore Add-Ons for one low price!
This Folklore™ Add-On Bundle includes- “The Kidnapped Folk” and the “Bottom of the Sea” Add-Ons. Each includes four side quests, plus an extra Folk to capture and an alternative costumes for both Ellen and Keats.
File size: 164 MB

MotorStorm Falfer Domino ($0.99)
Increase your range of MotorStorm™ vehicles with this unique ride.
File size: 100 KB

Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing “N.I.B.,” “Sweet Leaf,” and “War Pigs,” which are cover versions of songs made famous by Black Sabbath. Black Sabbath Track Pack 01 includes all three songs. Please note: you need to actually own Rock Band in order to play these tracks:

* “War Pigs” – Black Sabbath ($1.99)

* “Sweet Leaf” – Black Sabbath ($1.99)

* “N.I.B.” – Black Sabbath ($1.99)

* Black Sabbath Track Pack 01 ($5.49)

File sizes: 27.8 MB – 60.6 MB (singles), 128 MB (Track Pack).


Demos

TimeShift Multiplayer Demo
Download the TimeShift Multiplayer Demo and encounter a multiplayer experience like never before!
File size: 757 MB
ESRB Rated M


PS one Classics for PS3 / PSP

Wild Arms ($5.99)
The metal demons, legendary destroyers of Filgaia are returning. You must destroy these demons of ruin and save the world from destruction.
File size: 300 MB
ESRB Rated E


Game Videos

GTA IV – Trailer 3 “Move up, ladies”
Grand Theft Auto fans get their next look at one of the best-selling game series of all time. The third official trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV is here.
File size: 87 MB (HD)

MGS4 – TGS 2007 Trailer
The Tokyo Game Show 2007 trailer of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots features a montage of characters and offers a candid look at the game’s narrative – the epic, final chapter of the Solid Snake saga.
File size: 169 MB (HD)

Uncharted “Environments” Video
Take a deeper look into the technology behind the amazing environments seen in Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune™.
File size: 537 MB (HD)

TimeShift FPS Video 3 (free)
Watch this series of videos on how you can Master Time to Become the Ultimate Weapon!
File size: 79 MB (HD)

Turok Interview Trailer 1 (free)
Join us as we speak to Josh Bridge, Lead Level Designer for Turok, about his experience developing the game and his thoughts on A.I., game strategy and his favorite aspects of the game.
File size: 102 MB (SD), 259 MB (HD)

Battlefield “Frostbite” Video
Get behind the doors of Battlefield: Bad Company with DICE’s Karl Magnus Troedsson as he leads you through the new Frostbite game engine. With commentary from his colleagues, the true depth and potential of Frostbite is revealed through exclusive gameplay. See how each part of the Frostbite engine was designed to bring out even the smallest details and mesh it all into one unique experience.
File size: 185 MB (HD)


Movie and Blu-ray Disc Trailers

The Legend of Zorro Blu-ray Disc Trailer (free)
Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California’s pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Alejandro de la Vega (Antonio Banderas) – and his wife, Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones) – to take action.
File size: 157 MB (1080)


PS3 Themes

Ratchet & Clank: ToD Theme (free)
Customize your PS3 system with a cool Ratchet and Clank Future: ToD theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 952 KB

Uncharted Theme (free)
Customize your PS3™ system with a cool Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune™ theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB™ icons. Download today!
File size: 2.97 MB

Hope you enjoy!

//Add Your Own

164 Comments

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+ narde15 on December 6th, 2007 at 2:06 pm said:

thats nice and all but where is home!


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+ OrganicShadow on December 6th, 2007 at 2:07 pm said:

Any special reason we didn’t get the Kane & Lynch demo?

More:
-PS1 Games
-Themes
-Add-on Content
-Downloadable Games
-Demos

Please! :)


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+ WinterWolf on December 6th, 2007 at 2:11 pm said:

PSOne Classics are great, keep them coming.


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+ artofwar420 on December 6th, 2007 at 2:15 pm said:

@OrganicShadow: Because it sucks, man you don’t want that.


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+ xxLONESTARxx on December 6th, 2007 at 2:18 pm said:

OK, I like that we have some themes now…any plans to come out with themes that aren’t game related?


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+ ratchet18 on December 6th, 2007 at 2:21 pm said:

The new GTA IV video and the Ratchet & Clank theme are amazing. Its also about time the TGS MGS4 trailer is released.


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+ Aluc on December 6th, 2007 at 2:21 pm said:

I didn’t really like this update at all. Timeshift multiplayer demo which was supposed to come out last week and themes, and trailers. Only saving grace is High Velocity Bowling


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+ Niko_9 on December 6th, 2007 at 2:25 pm said:

Late November OR Early December !!!!! What A lie Sony


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+ Snap on December 6th, 2007 at 2:27 pm said:

@Delriach I second Alundra. It’s out in Japan, hoping to see it soon over in the US.


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+ ISEMAN on December 6th, 2007 at 2:28 pm said:

@xxLONESTARxx – they already released those 3 non-game related themes. There is also a website that has TONS of user created themes for download. Many are top notch.

Can’t wait to see the official themes for Ratchet and Uncharted.


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+ Gunwing on December 6th, 2007 at 2:29 pm said:

We need Demos for the fallowing PS3 games:

CallOfDuty4: ModernWarfare
Unreal Taurnament: 3
Assain’s Creed

Also for the PSP store how about the fallowing:

Videos/trailers:

Killzone: Liberation
Wipeout: Pulse
Naruto: Ultamate Ninja Heros
StarWarsBattlefront: RenagadeSquadron
Syphonfilter: Combat ops
Ace combatX: Skys of Deception
Daxter
Secret Agent: Clank
Wipeout: Pure
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

PS3 videos/Trailers:

KIllzone: 2
Timeshift
Unreal Taurnament: 3
Resistance: Fall of Man
WarHawk
Battlefield: Bad company

Themes:

Wipeout: Pure
Wipeout: Pulse
Rachet&Clank: Size Matters
Ace CombatX: Skys of Deception
Daxter
Killzone: Liberation
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

Also how about placeing the DL content for PSP games up for grabs on the PSP store? at no cost? Like they were when we got them? So that way us Wipeout: Pure owners and people who own games like the fallowing:

Monster Hunter Freedom: 2
Burnout: Domintator
Killzone: Liberation
Grand Theft Auto games

And all the rest with patches and DL content and nothing other than the PSPs bulit in wi-fi can get them from an offical source and they will always work when you DL them?


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+ subbed on December 6th, 2007 at 2:34 pm said:

@ gunwing Those demos are beyond the control of Sony. Ubi wont make an Assasin’s Creed demo. The rest of your request I wouldn’t mind at all!


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+ gamegenieny on December 6th, 2007 at 2:38 pm said:

Did anyone notice that the R&C theme has different sounds ? Is this something that can be done by us also with custom themes ? I love it, we need more official themes with new sounds !!


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+ Jezer29 on December 6th, 2007 at 2:41 pm said:

Thank you for the PS1 Classic game.. Finally..


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+ nmc75 on December 6th, 2007 at 2:43 pm said:

Nice US Store update! Am glad to see another PS1 game, an RPG no less. The MGS4 and GTA4 videos are great as well.

On a separate note: European PS Store users.. go get your Killzone 2 Theme now! The background alternates which is pretty sweet.


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+ joel on December 6th, 2007 at 2:43 pm said:

Are you guys going to update the pc store this week with BEATS? And ape escape?


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+ Youlikeyams on December 6th, 2007 at 2:45 pm said:

And Europe gets what?


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+ Gunwing on December 6th, 2007 at 2:46 pm said:

Hay for those asking about the PC/PSP store Beats is now out I’m looking at it now it only costs 5 dallars! Also new themes, tons of PS3 videos, and all kinds of new wallpapers! Get on and DL now!


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+ darkiewonder on December 6th, 2007 at 2:50 pm said:

@Gunwing.

thanks for that! I can now spend more money on Beats!!!!!


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+ zola on December 6th, 2007 at 2:50 pm said:

Thanks for the update!

Good Call on Wild Arms!

Finally another quality PSone game on PSN!!

Hopefully more and more will keep coming out, and $5.99 is a good price!

Do you hear that Solace? I said good price!

lol


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+ kratle j on December 6th, 2007 at 2:50 pm said:

when is Final Fantasy VII gonna be on the store?!


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+ omegasyde on December 6th, 2007 at 2:51 pm said:

Mrs. Grace Chen,

If you could get the message and bring more PS1 RPG’s like Legend of Dragoon, or other Third part y companies to release then that would be great.

Also I love all of the extra downloadable content and I believe your prices for the PSN games are justified at 10 dollars. If anything it would be nice if your team got crack-a-lackin on more PS1 games for PS3/PSP.

Also why not do a deal with Itunes so people could download music straight to their hard drives? I honestly do no know why anyone at SCEA has not thought nor metioned the idea.

One more thing, PS3 users don’t need the entire XMB in game, just in game messaging, a friends list. Music later would be nice, but not needed immediately. I know the HOME project is doing that, but why not the text messaging for now?

Also great concepts with the PSN games. They are way more original than what Microsoft has to offer. Older PC games could be formatted for PS3 would also be a great idea. Also partner with SEGA and get us some old Genesis titles like wild arms and Vector Man.

Thanks for the update and keep up the good work, Mrs Chen :)


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+ omegasyde on December 6th, 2007 at 2:55 pm said:

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I meant Lone star heros :) Wild arms is already here. Also bring Colony wars stateside :)


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+ RandomEarthling on December 6th, 2007 at 2:55 pm said:

Will you please give us Demos for downloadable games? I feel like I’m missing out but I’m not going to buy games blindly.


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+ subbed on December 6th, 2007 at 2:56 pm said:

I am sure people will have a different list than me, but I would love to see Chrono Trigger, Vagrant story, and Fear Effect.


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+ omegasyde on December 6th, 2007 at 2:57 pm said:

@randomEarthling

Go to PS3fanboy.com
or
Google the game and watch the Video’s to see if you might like them. I understand you may feel like you wasted 10 dollars, but almost every game is worth its price so far and I have almost every PSN game. That just my opinion too however, but check out the gameplay vids or gamefaqs.com and look at the games message board to see how people feel about the game.


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+ B1ack_Mage on December 6th, 2007 at 2:58 pm said:

I’m glad sony is releasing some PS1 games on PSN, I just hope the guys over at sony can keep em coming every week. Japan gets about 40 a month, I don’t see why we can’t get one a week. I love how the themes are free.

I have a question about the Playstation Cards. Where are they? I’ve had my PS3 for nearly a year now and I haven’t bought anything off the store since I don’t have a credit card. So can someone at sony at least respond to me? I’m fine with “we’re working on it” but please at least respond.

(Dylan from Q games was nice enough to respond to me in a previous blog post, but since he isn’t an employee of sony he didn’t know what was going on.)


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+ Shinogu on December 6th, 2007 at 2:59 pm said:

WILD ARMS!!! OH MY GOD, FINALLY!!!!

AND THE METAL GEAR SOLID 4 TGS TRAILER!!!!!!! Oh man, you guys are TOO awesome!!!!!!


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+ silentmatt on December 6th, 2007 at 3:00 pm said:

What about the Rock Band patch? Wasn’t it supposed to go live with the PSN update?


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+ whoelse on December 6th, 2007 at 3:02 pm said:

Nice update Sony! But please update the PS Store appearance and navigation wise??


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+ Seanscythe2 on December 6th, 2007 at 3:02 pm said:

Sony I know you are reading this so listen very well.

have you been to the forums lately? Have you seen the Home section? People are waiting for your response about Phil’s “Late Nov or Early Dec” announcement regarding a “Home Open Beta”.

We know we just got into Dec, but we would really like a heads up as to a date or at least let us know it is coming this month so we can put our minds at rest on the subject.

So what do you say can we get a little word from you guys?


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+ Vassago on December 6th, 2007 at 3:06 pm said:

nice update, and a BIG BIG thank for the video (gta 4 and battlefield ) like a said many time ps3 will rules like each playstation console. :) keep up the good work !


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+ aaquib on December 6th, 2007 at 3:07 pm said:

Great update, I see you’re finally getting some expansions up there. I, do, however want to know why all the Canadian content cost more than the US prices. Um, in case you haven’t noticed OUR DOLLAR IS STILL STRONGER. It should be cheaper, not more expensive!


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+ Mr Everdred 01 on December 6th, 2007 at 3:11 pm said:

Late November/early December ends with next Thursday’s Playstation Store update. Come on, Phil Harrison. Give us an update on Home.


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+ Kaoro on December 6th, 2007 at 3:16 pm said:

Seriously Sony, I don’t mean to be extremely negative, but the fact that my system freezes EVERY TIME I enter a credit card expiration date of 09/2011, I want to take my PS3 and break it into little pieces :).

Just kidding about the PS3 sacrificing, though I would love to be able to actually purchase things from the Playstation Store… heck I missed out on the Everyday Shooter Thanksgiving promo so I deserve an Account Management system that doesn’t freeze when I enter in my expiration date!


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+ Gunwing on December 6th, 2007 at 3:18 pm said:

If I had to make a list of PSone games we need for PS3/PSP on both versions of PSN it would be the fallowing:

Gex: the 3D one they made Plus it would get my cusson to buy a PS3! Thats another customer for you Sony!

MonsterRancher: Why? it was killer fun!

FinalFantasy: the orignal

FinalFantasy: 2/3/4


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+ androvsky on December 6th, 2007 at 3:24 pm said:

Wild Arms! That’s great! I’m so glad you’re getting some Japanese RPG classics from the PS1 up on the PSN Store. I’ll probably buy this just to support more JRPG titles, even though I watched my girlfriend beat Wild Arms: Alter Code F (the remake for the PS2) literally a couple weeks ago.

As for what I want next for PS1 RPG titles? I honestly don’t care, but the rarer the better. Suikoden 2 (we own all the other Suikoden titles) would be great, as would Xenogears (again, own all the others).


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+ roku6wiz on December 6th, 2007 at 3:32 pm said:

Yea it’s great but wheres HOME? just wondering would like some sort of update please :) thank you


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+ KnaveX on December 6th, 2007 at 3:36 pm said:

This was sweet! Burnout paradise next week, PS3 the dev console!


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+ ps3mods.blogspot.com on December 6th, 2007 at 3:46 pm said:

kane and lynch demo from Europe and loads of themes. check out the killzone 2 theme!
http://ps3mods.blogspot.com/2007/12/playstation-store-update-december-6.html


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+ TheDevilsJoker on December 6th, 2007 at 3:49 pm said:

The Network has been coming along better! Remeber the weeks when all we saw was movies trailers? Oh god, those were dark, dark days.


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+ TwinsDad on December 6th, 2007 at 4:04 pm said:

WildArms 1.

Finally some good PS1 content to download. Please keep bringing PS1 games to the store.

It’s an otherwise Blah for me, but good for others update.

More games please, not interested in Trailers.


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+ blakfiya on December 6th, 2007 at 4:15 pm said:

Where is Home beta?


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+ Loucetios on December 6th, 2007 at 4:26 pm said:

good update, love the GTAIV and MGS4 trailers, im gonna download wild arms, any word on home beta? or any other ps1 downloads? updates on how those downloads are comin would be nice


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+ DankandSticky on December 6th, 2007 at 4:33 pm said:

TRIALS OF TOPOQ…. WHY NOT WHAT IS THE PROBLEM I HAVE BEEN BEGGING FOR A MONTH!!!!


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+ ritterrav on December 6th, 2007 at 4:43 pm said:

Where is Home Beta? Why cant we get a straight answer….. But yet, im going to go out tomorrow and buy another game for my PS3 make sony some cash, but they cannot look me in the eyes (figuratively) and tell something i want to know????


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+ saunderswan on December 6th, 2007 at 4:52 pm said:

Thx for the GTA 4 trailer :D


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+ Gavi on December 6th, 2007 at 4:52 pm said:

Thanks for the Foklore content, much appreciated. The new themes are nice, keep them coming. I’ll try that bowling soon, heard it’s got custom soundtracks, that should please people. Nice update.


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+ gardea on December 6th, 2007 at 5:08 pm said:

Finally an MP demo for PSN.

Just got done playing it, it’s pretty cool…but there are a lot of “Server Timeout” messages that freeze the game :(


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+ elprimodebklyn96 on December 6th, 2007 at 5:11 pm said:

yeah great update but howcome the europeans got more themes especially the motorstorm theme i like it


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