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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Jan 17, 2008 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

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

Downloadable Games

Tori-Emaki ($1.99)
PLAYSTATION Eye required. Presented in High-Definition 1080p resolution, Tori-Emaki is an innovative interactive art experience. Enter a world of atmospheric wonder as you embark on a magical journey by guiding a flock of birds through a living masterpiece inspired by ancient Japanese paintings. Move your body to vary the speed and direction of the birds’ flight and to immerse yourself in a beautiful visual experience.
File size: 72.8 MB
ESRB Rated E

Mesmerize: Trace ($1.99)
PLAYSTATION Eye required. Presented in High-Definition 1080p resolution, Mesmerize: Trace is a collection of absorbing visual and aural effects that respond to your body movements and sounds (such as clapping or snapping your fingers). Make photon particles dance and sing in Firefly, create a glowing cityscape with your own two hands in Urban, and go on to explore Twister, Chain Reaction and Flare.
File size: 119 MB
ESRB Rated E

Blast Factor Bundle ($12.99)
Blast Factor is a physics based action game which takes players into a fierce microbiological arena to guide a nano-machine against viral swarms. The Bundle includes the full game as well as the Multiplayer Pack and the Advanced Research Pack.
File size: 325 MB
ESRB Rated E

Add-on Game Content

MotorStorm Double Track Pack ($2.99)
This Double Track Pack features two brand new, high-speed circuits – the perilous “Eagle’s Nest” and the deadly “Diamondback Speedway,” compatible with all vehicle classes in all Online modes including Time Attack and Eliminator!
File size: 125 MB

Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. Please note: you need to actually own Rock Band in order to play these tracks:

  • “Last Train to Clarksville” – The Monkees ($1.99)
  • “All the Small Things” – Blink-182 ($1.99)
  • “Action” – Sweet ($1.99)

File sizes: 18.7 MB – 26.3 MB

Demos

Turok Demo
Take on the role of Joseph Turok and survive a genetically altered planet occupied by an army of well-trained enemy soldiers, ravenous and unpredictable dinosaurs and creatures that populate the dangerous environment. Choose your combat; shoot to survive using an arsenal of firepower, utilize quiet kill stealth, or use the dinosaurs and creatures as weapons. Your mission? Survive at all costs.
File size: 1.10 GB
ESRB Rated M

FIFA Street 3 Demo
Try out the demo for the ultimate arcade soccer experience. In FIFA Street 3, take to the streets and experience the style, flair and attitude of street soccer like never before. Play as the worlds best players, and show off your street skills in unique environments around the world.
File size: 309 MB
ESRB Rated E

Game Videos

PixelJunk Monsters Trailer (free)
Inspired by the popular and addictive “tower defense” game genre, PixelJunk Monsters is a fun and intuitive game featuring a uniquely attractive art style. Defend your homebase against threatening monsters by building towers and casting lightning storms across the forest. Download the official trailer today!
File size: 47 MB (HD)

Borderlands Debut Trailer (free)
What lies behind the vault? How do you survive the dangerous and outlaw world of Borderlands? Download the debut trailer for the new shooter from Gearbox Software and 2K Games now.
File size: 74 MB (HD)

Dynasty Warriors 6 Trailer
After the fall of China’s Han Dynasty, three rebellious states moved to overthrow the Emperor of China. Step onto the battlefield and experience the exhilaration of destroying thousands of soldiers on massive fields of combat.
File size: 25 MB (SD), 89 MB (HD)

Brothers In Arms Hell’s Highway Trailer (free)
Brothers In Arms Hell’s Highway delivers the most immersive WWII squad-based shooter experience to date, putting players in the boots of squad leader Matt Baker as he leads his men of the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Market Garden.
File size: 128 MB (HD)

Lost Planet Trailer (free)
LOST PLANET has raised the bar for shooting action to new heights! The game that has sold over 1,600,000 copies worldwide makes its debut on the PLAYSTATION 3!
File size: 182 MB (HD)

Syphon Filter: Combat Ops Trailer (free)
Download the Syphon Filter: Combat Ops trailer for your PSP and see the new Mission Modifier feature in action. Syphon Filter: Combat Ops delivers an unrivaled online multiplayer experience exclusively on the PSP system.
File size: 76 MB (HD), 101 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes

PAIN Ice Tea Theme (free)
Customize your PS3 system with a cool PAIN Ice Tea theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 1.80 MB

PAIN Ed T-Bone Theme (free)
Customize your PS3 system with a cool PAIN Ed T-Bone theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 3.05 MB

Mesmerize Theme (free)
Customize your PS3 system with a cool Mesmerize theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 1.60 MB

Tori-Emaki Theme (free)
Customize your PS3 system with a cool Tori-Emaki theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 1.60 MB

CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE Theme (free)
Customize your PS3 system with a cool CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 1.60 MB

Hope you enjoy!

//Add Your Own

118 Comments

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+ Kamahl on January 17th, 2008 at 5:27 pm said:

good update, gonna download a lot of things later when im able to use my PS3


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+ C-h-a-o-s on January 17th, 2008 at 6:05 pm said:

I was going to post an angry message about why the PC store gets crap every other week, but what’s the point. No one that matters will answer or even red this post.

Why even have a blog if only one person (Jeff) replies?


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+ TheGraciousOne on January 17th, 2008 at 6:35 pm said:

Final Fantasy VII – The last time I played this game was when I was in the tenth grade in the summer of 98′. It was my second foray into the RPG genre and a very enjoyable one. It’s been a long while since I played this old gem and I wouldn’t mind playing it again.
So give us fans a final fantasy (Final Fantasy VII) to remember or… …I guess I can daydream that one day I’ll be downloading FFVII and playing it on my PSTriple in fantasy land forever dreaming that PSN will give us this PS1 classic title.


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+ Squamden on January 17th, 2008 at 6:53 pm said:

For god’s sake Sony, the update is ok, but where are the PS1 games? You should be putting out 5-10 a week, not one every other week. The PS1 had a huge great library, so advertise it! I really think it would be a good idea as well to put the PS2 Greatest Hits on the PlayStation Store. You could charge less than their disc based counterparts to help encourage PS2 owners to upgrade to the PS3. It wouldn’t hurt to have cult classics like Beyond Good & Evil and Killer 7 as well. Change the layout of the store, while its cleaner than XBLA, it still is clunky. The whole mouse web page system isn’t great, we should be using the d-pad to navigate much faster than we are right now. The only thing I’ve really been compelled to buy week after week are Rock Band tracks. For anyone that does not own this marvelous game, I imagine this was quite a boring update.


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+ jimmyhoffa82 on January 17th, 2008 at 7:17 pm said:

yeah im not complaining, because well sony…you dont charge me for online…so i could care less if you dont update your store every week. but i’ve had a psp for a couple years now, and i’ve heard about ps1 games on the psp from you for pretty much the same amount of time and what we have 12 ps1 games…where are some of the classics? resident evil, rayman, gt 1 and 2, hell even a gta1 or 2, a mgs,etc there so many games i would buy at 5.99 to play on my ps3 and psp….but oh well i guess ill go play some unreal, uncharted, warhawk…poor me


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+ Ouren on January 17th, 2008 at 7:19 pm said:

Man!

I need the PSN cards!


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+ Chuck-FN-Norris on January 17th, 2008 at 7:22 pm said:

So when is HOME coming out?


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+ not-buying-incognito on January 17th, 2008 at 7:31 pm said:

its an ok update… but
I NEED IN GAME XMB
IN GAME MUSIC
IN GAME VOICE CHAT THROUGH XMB


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+ Cameron on January 17th, 2008 at 8:09 pm said:

Where’s Pain & HV Bowling for Australia / Europe?

SCEA, go kick SCEE’s ass again please. They got better for a while, but they’ve fallen off the wagon again.


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+ byrd864 on January 17th, 2008 at 8:27 pm said:

cod4 theme?!? yes!


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+ Hedrakk on January 17th, 2008 at 8:38 pm said:

@ 49 Daver

I’m sorry you think I’m whining each week about the update… I know Sony guys are doing hard work, but honestly, I just want to be (maybe) heard. Where else I could hope for that but here.

But don’t worry about the “whining”, I will stop complain about the update. But be sure that the next update that I will be “satisfied”, I will make it a duty to congrats sony :)

As for the Canadian pricing, plese take a look at it that way. Let’s say I’m a big fan of Motorstorm and I would like to get all the add-ons avalible. All together, they wil cost me about 26$ which are added to the 59$ I paid for the game. On that 26$, I will have to pay (as all my fellow Canadian PS3 owners) about 7$ more than you (there is 7 add-ons if I’m right). To that you add the 15% tax for a rounded total of about 8$.

If you consider all the Canadian PS3 owners and all the content of the PS Store. Do the maths… No, you don’t need to, it’s prety obvious that it’s guiving Sony a sh*t load more money

And since CAN currency is almost equal to the US currency, I hope you’ll agree with me that is prety darn unfair for us.

So Daver, next time you’ll see a comment from me in the weekly update post, it will be a positive one :) No offence taken :)


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+ scorpio on January 17th, 2008 at 8:46 pm said:

Thanks for the update….very nice….

I got a PS eye and recommend it…

SONY PLEASE CORRECT YOUR CANADIAN PRICES!!!!

I AM BOYCOTING BUYING ANYTHING FROM THE PSN STORE UNTIL IT”S CORRECTED!!!


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+ OrganicShadow on January 17th, 2008 at 9:06 pm said:

Thanks for the surprise Turok demo! Can’t wait for PJM next week…. oh man. Leaving my PS3 on and remote connecting from work so I can play a bit on my lunch break. :)


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+ Darkus on January 17th, 2008 at 9:18 pm said:

yeahH! good update!..sony

but … and the Playstation Store for PC ???


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+ LAWLZORZ on January 17th, 2008 at 9:26 pm said:

Nice update this week!

…But where are the PS1 games?! The Japanese Playstation Store has a truck load! What happened to the US?


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+ rahstar2003 on January 17th, 2008 at 9:36 pm said:

What i cant understand is sony owns movies and music rights with there other branches. Also sony has a huge back cataloge of ps1 and ps2 games. Why is there so little content compared to your competitors. Why does one of your competitors have a DEMO FOR EVERY SINGLE GAME on the service. I just cant understand why your ps1 and 2 classics at least dont have demos, in addition to your exclusives like calling all cars. You guys have alot of work to do.


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+ EnigmaOppanax on January 17th, 2008 at 9:49 pm said:

Dont see anything I want this week. Oh well, maybe next week will be better.


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+ subbed on January 17th, 2008 at 9:59 pm said:

Wow I am shocked. Nice update! While I am not jumping with joy about a bunch of stuff. I like the amount/variety. Also beat MS to turok demo as a download at least didn’t you.


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+ Ouren on January 17th, 2008 at 10:58 pm said:

Man oh man! I wish I could buy up all that Eye stuff! Alas, no PSN cards!


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+ M_A_Cwwell on January 18th, 2008 at 4:22 am said:

These updates will consider yeah yeah ……
anyway I was reading that Sony is starting a bundle package from 40GB SKU where customer also gets “2″ first- party titles which happens to include R&C Tools of Destruction, Warhawk , Heavenly Sword, Uncharted, Resistance fall of Man , and a few others I’m not concerned with anyway

1). is this TRUE
2). if it is is it mail-in or out in hand at retailer
again if true
3).Will this bundle hit U S consumers and when
If this is true I will go and buy a second PS3 ( I have 60 GB SKU complete backward playability already ) but will allow me so much more I can stream music to another room in my house and would give me system link capability anyway getting excited can someone confirm ( plus date )


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+ Gunwing on January 18th, 2008 at 5:39 am said:

Now thats an update! 2 new Demos, a crap load of PS3 themes, and of course some great DL content! YEAH! ROCK ON SONY!


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+ joel on January 18th, 2008 at 5:56 am said:

Turok

is a piece of $hit.

I just bought super stardust HD, best psn game ever.


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+ Toadzter17 on January 18th, 2008 at 6:08 am said:

http://threespeech.com/blog/?p=827


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+ Shinobishi on January 18th, 2008 at 8:58 am said:

Blast Factor Bundle $13?
A $2 savings?
Come on guys…
$10! Then I’ll buy it.


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+ Daver on January 18th, 2008 at 9:10 am said:

@Heddrak

Sry i didnt want to sound like a jerk but im sick of people only complaining…
I understand your point about canadian dollars, im canadian myself but the dollar is not very stable lately and i think now its a little under the US dollar.. Sony dosnt want to lose money so they keep it a little over the US price (they wont adjust the price every week of everything they have in store) so i think its normal until the CAN dollar raise up to more than like 0.01$ of difference between the 2 countries
Nice to see that your next post will be positive :)


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+ deadxbabiesxinc on January 18th, 2008 at 9:11 am said:

Awesome update! I’m a little bit on the fence about Lost Planet…I’m still skepticle about Capcom and how they’ve treated the PS3 lately…but just maybe…i’ll try Lost planet.


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+ reson8er on January 18th, 2008 at 9:20 am said:

A GREAT update. Wonderful job on getting the Turok Demo up before the competition ;)

I’d also like to extend a personal thanks for finally putting Tori Emaki on the store, I’ve been waiting for this since I first saw it.

Keep up the awesome work!


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+ Loucifer on January 18th, 2008 at 9:29 am said:

Wow…PSN got a demo before XBL????…im almost kinda impressed! a shame the demo is terrible


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+ xxLONESTARxx on January 18th, 2008 at 9:30 am said:

Motorstorm!


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+ YoungThoas on January 18th, 2008 at 9:50 am said:

Wheres Haze?


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+ WhiteWi on January 18th, 2008 at 11:45 am said:

Nice Update, but what about demo for Army of Two and Frontlines: Fuel of War. Also come and give us new update for PS3, Wanna be able to go to XBL from game to send messages, listen my music in games and all the sweet stuff x-box 360 got it. I trade in my x-box360 for Ps3 so guys please make it nice already. Thank you


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+ deadxbabiesxinc on January 18th, 2008 at 12:19 pm said:

lol hey WhiteWi, you pretty much just asked for in-game xmb…clever…but you gotta do better than that!

They’re working on the damn in-game xmb, and who the hell asked for a Warhawk demo?!? The closest to a Warhawk demo was joining the beta testing.


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+ reson8er on January 18th, 2008 at 12:43 pm said:

I’m convinced that if Sony gave people money they would still complain about having to “use it” or some other nonsence.


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+ ExPresident on January 18th, 2008 at 1:30 pm said:

I’m going to concur with most people that I liked the update but wish there was more PS1 games. I understand there are issues with putting the games on and they take some time to transfer but seriously, how many does Japan have now? I’d purchase FFVII right now if it showed up.

Anyway I like the updates so keep em coming.


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+ Top_Shelf on January 18th, 2008 at 1:30 pm said:

tux @50:
Trust me and just do yourself a favor and buy Warhawk… This game is great fun as long as you don’t mind a game that has absolutely no single player mode — unless you consider setting up a LAN game and flying around on your own to be fun. :D

The game is a 3rd person POV shooter with vehicles. You can duck behind things and the game mechanics work perfectly. If you’ve ever played the star wars games it’s kinda like that, but faster and with much better visuals. Check out videos and reviews all over the net — it’s a must have game for the Sony PS3. Enjoy.


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+ NBCraftsman on January 18th, 2008 at 2:33 pm said:

Aloha…

Good update this week.

The *mesmerize* theme is fantastic, nice and dark with excellent sound effects!

SUGGESTION/REQUEST_01:
Include a separate audio sub-category under the “Theme Settings” for the themes that have specialized navigation sound effects such as and *Heavenly Sword*, *mesmerize* and *R&C: TOD*.

SUGGESTION/REQUEST_02:
Please, please add “Black” as an original color for the default animated wave background, thanks.

SUGGESTION/REQUEST_03:
The “Information Board” text is way too hard to read (with a lighter background installed) even in 720p resolution!

Please revert back to the original style or bold it up somehow.

Again, many thanks for the update.

peace.
[-NBCraftsman]


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+ Danger-x on January 18th, 2008 at 2:40 pm said:

I agree where is our XMB for our music and XMB for our voice chat or keyboard support for should be for all online games!..Nice 2 demos big deal Europe had Super Star Dust months ago I will give you this good job on a game like Asteroids! But why can’t you get some PS old-school games in your store?.I mean how hard can that be Eric Lempel and Grace Chen!?..Where is Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater,Battle Arena Toshinden!..Final Fantasy 7,beyond the Beyond, Breathe Of Fire,Tekken 1-2 Ridge Racer and Rage Racer my all time favorite just something to tie us over till a big Press Announcement makes it official for XMB on all the PS3 is confirmed!!!!!!..Thank you have a nice day!


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+ Danger-x on January 18th, 2008 at 2:47 pm said:

Dyan Jobe this is for you to listen to-Please do something with War-hawk like in a CTF match Capture the Flag game Has no Flame throwers and no RPG’s and no Planes or Tanks or snipers that to me is cheating so give us an option to kick these wimps out of War-hawk if all they want to do is cheat!.Or we can make a Ranked room that we made and in the match there is no planes or Tanks and the weapons I mentioned…Because you customized the room the way you wanted it!..You understand Dyan Jobe?..Thank you have a nice day!


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+ Reefer_Smoker97 on January 18th, 2008 at 5:17 pm said:

Alright everyone needs to shut the [DELETED] up and stop complaing whres the in game xmb ect…. yeah sony should of had this along time when they launched it but they [DELETED] up I must say with no in game xmb it gets annoying everytime your playing a game you get a message and you half to quit the game to read it witch is stupid also with the games coming out it would be nice that we could actaully listen to the music that we like instead of listening to emo no name music that they put in so many games like nhl 08 burnout paradise exct….. also id like to see a better selection of stuff added into the ps store like more ps1 games good demos more wallpapers themes and like people are saying if the japan store can get more demos ps1 games exct….. then so can the north american stores so get your act together sony and give us a better variety of things


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+ Hedrakk on January 18th, 2008 at 5:30 pm said:

@ Daver

I agree with you about the instability of the Canadian dollar, But what I think Sony could do to be fair would be (at least for US and CAN PS Store) to sell their games un US dollar. That way, I would probably pay less when the CAN dollar is higher. But I could be wrong… maybe credit card are charging more for “currency conversion” than the extra dollar. Anyway, I don’t think it will keep me awake in the night (sorry, I tried to translate a French-Canadian saying :) I don’t even know if it makes sens in english :) )


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+ Reefer_Smoker97 on January 18th, 2008 at 5:33 pm said:

Alright everyone needs to shutup and stop complaing about getting are im game xmb exct… we know sony is working on it and thier taking a long time and they should of had this done when the ps3 first came out but they messed up and they want to give us stuff that they think we want. now id just like to say to the people working on this get it done already enough is enough im tired of having to quit a game just to read a message also we need to be able to listen to are own music instead of the no name emo stuff that they put in all of the sports games and so on. If Microsoft can have xmb we can too and it could be alot better. Ok now another thing that is getting alot of people annoyed is thiers no selection of things in are ps store like come on we need a better variety of ps1 games better demos more wallpapers and themes. And now whats with the other stores in other countries having more stuff than the North American stores Grace Chen if Japan can get alot more ps1 games exct…. then so can the North American stores get this done thanks


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+ Zorox on January 18th, 2008 at 5:54 pm said:

More worthless crap on the store, oh well. Sony will never be able to match Microsoft.


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+ Tyrant_x2 on January 18th, 2008 at 6:10 pm said:

Thank you,keep up the good work.Maybe some PS1 games titles in the near furture??:)


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+ Daver on January 18th, 2008 at 6:51 pm said:

@92 Heddrak

I dont think it makes sense in english lolll
Parce que jai aucune idee de lexpression que tu voulais dire :)


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+ Reefer_Smoker97 on January 18th, 2008 at 7:45 pm said:

When is Haze coming out they have delayed this game long enough i went on ebgames.com and they say it will be released on the third month 18th day first it was spouse to come out in December then they said they postponed it to January 15th wtf


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+ Danger-x on January 18th, 2008 at 9:20 pm said:

I love Super Star Dust now old school meets new school nice keep it up Grace Chen and your producers who made this game you guys kick ass!
Now please give us more variety in the PS store there is sorry to say not enough games from the Playstation days in your store!..I will never understand why does Japan have to be so greedy with what they got in there store damn it already More content means more demos and better old school games in your store so please hurry up with that Grace Chen..And I’m not happy that you guys are going to charge us for HOME! Why so you can make more money off my back?.Ridiculous!..I repeat will not pay for HOME!..It should be free!.So please tell your game Programmers that we will not pay for downloads for like furniture and stuff! That to me is absolutely Ridiculous! Good night!


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+ Danger-x on January 18th, 2008 at 9:22 pm said:

Oh sorry I forgot to mention nice feature of XMB music for Super Star Dust demo etc! But XMB should be in all our games period! Keep it up Sony you still have a long way to go!..Because you keep delaying this must have feature along with XMB Instant Chat and Keyboard Support!..Hurry up and get it out already!..Lata


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+ frito on January 18th, 2008 at 9:31 pm said:

I hope they keep making cool new visualizations for when you play music and chill out!

Also new Eye games are always appreciated!

Custom Soundtracks for all games is a must guys!

cheers!


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+ Reefer_Smoker97 on January 18th, 2008 at 10:04 pm said:

alright if Sony is going to charge us for home that would be the biggest mistake they could make i don’t know where Danger-x is getting that information from but if they so do happen to charge us for it then seriously [DELETED] Sony i personally hate everything about the xbox so i wouldn’t switch too that but come on cut the crap and get with the program already..


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+ Bloodpool11 on January 18th, 2008 at 10:28 pm said:

nice update sony! Turok, Street 3 !!?? nice demos………now i’ll just wait for the firmware update!!


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