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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on May 08, 2008 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

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

Downloadable Games

Rocketmen: Axis of Evil ($9.99)
Join Nick Sion, Alec Mink and the rest of the Alliance of Free Planets in their white-knuckled, frenzied struggle to free the Solar System from the tyrannical grip of Lord Invictus and the Legion of Terra! With its distinctive cel-shaded art style, engaging storyline, RPG elements and non-stop action, this shooter promises to keep players coming back for more!
ESRB Rated
File size: 124 MB

Add-on Game Content

PixelJunk Monsters Encore ($5.99)
PixelJunk Monsters Encore is an expansion pack to the popular and addictive tower defense game, PixelJunk Monsters. Encore includes 15 levels on a new map, “Toki Island”, as well as the ability for players to track their score across both maps. Just as in the original game, Encore continues the simple real-time strategy concept of building, researching and base defending that made PixelJunk Monsters an instant classic.
File size: 67 MB

Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.rockband.com.

  • “Date with the Night” – Yeah Yeah Yeahs ($1.99)
  • “It Hurts” – Angels & Airwaves ($1.99)
  • “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race” – Fall Out Boy ($1.99)
  • Scene Pack 01 ($5.49) – Scene Pack 01 includes “It Hurts” by Angels & Airwaves, “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race” by Fall Out Boy, and “Date with the Night” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

File sizes: 22.7 MB – 31.9 MB (singles), 83.3 MB (track pack).

Rock Band price promotion: “CrushCrushCrush” – Paramore and “Rock N Roll Band” – Boston are reduced to $0.99 until May 15th.

Guitar Hero III: Muse Track Pack ($6.25)
Includes “Exo-Politics”, “Stockholm Syndrome” & “Supermassive Black Hole” as performed by Muse. For all song credits please visit www.redoctane.com.
File size: 45 MB

Game Demos (free)

HAZE Demo
Play the beginning of the Haze campaign in single-player or in cooperative mode (up to 4 players).
ESRB Rated M
File size: 1.43 GB

The Bourne Conspiracy Demo
An intense, fast-paced, authentic Bourne experience. Become the perfect weapon.
ESRB Rating Pending
File size: 1.61 GB

GRID Demo
Experience a new world of racing as Codemasters releases the multiplayer demo for GRID.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 961 MB

Game Videos (free)

WipEout HD Trailer
It was there back at the beginning and now it’s taking the franchise into the future: WipEout HD is set to deliver 1080p High Definition visuals running at a breathtaking 60-frames-per-second.
File size: 79 MB (HD), 126 MB (1080)

PLAYSTATION 3 “What You Need” Video
Inside the PLAYSTATION 3 system lies the most advanced entertainment system designed to bring you the highest definition games, movies and so much more. Take a look and see what the PLAYSTATION 3 is all about.
File size: 167 MB (1080)

Mirror’s Edge Gameplay Trailer
As seen at PlayStation Day in London.
File size: 113 MB (HD)

Mercenaries 2 Payback Trailer
Check out the new Mercenaries 2 trailer. It’s time for Payback – Mercs Style!
File size: 77 MB (HD)

Overlord Raising Hell Trailer
Overlord Raising Hell is an Action-RPG title that immerses you in twisted parodies of classic fantasy scenarios. After becoming the all-powerful Overlord, you learn how to master a horde of mischievous creatures, called minions. The title comes to PLAYSTATION 3 complete with exclusive features and the ‘Raising Hell’ downloadable content seamlessly integrated into the action-packed story line.
File size: 101 MB (HD)

The Wheelman Trailer
Vin Diesel is The Wheelman, one of the most dangerous men in the world behind the wheel of a vehicle.
File size: 48 MB (HD)

TNA iMPACT! Gamers’ Day Trailer
TNA iMPACT! is the exclusive Total Nonstop Action wrestling game based on the top-rated weekly television show.
File size: 43 MB (HD)

Movie and Blu-ray Disc Trailers (free)

Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Teaser Trailer
On May 22, Indiana Jones is back in a new globe-trotting adventure, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”
File size: 22 MB (SD), 81 MB (HD), 107 MB (1080)

The Love Guru
In the comedy “The Love Guru,” Pitka (Mike Myers) is an American who was left at the gates of an ashram in India as a child and raised by gurus.
File size: 31 MB (SD), 112 MB (HD), 149 MB (1080)

Iron Man Trailer 2
Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr. stars as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the story of a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon.
File size: 29 MB (SD), 108 MB (HD), 143 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes (free)

PixelJunk Monsters Theme 3
Customize your PS3 system with a cool PixelJunk Monsters theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 984 KB

Sports Theme
Customize your PS3 system with a cool Sports theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 7.07 MB

PS3 Wallpaper (free)

PixelJunk Monsters Wallpapers (x2)
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new PixelJunk Monsters Wallpaper.
File size: 562 KB – 879 KB

Here is this week’s content release for the PLAYSTATION Store for PC. To download these games to your PSP, navigate to http://store.playstation.com. There, you’ll find descriptions of the content and directions on how to get started. For more on the PLAYSTATION Store for PC, please click here.

Game Demos (free)

* SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 2 Demo (also downloadable via PS3)

Hope you enjoy!

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+ pdias_92 on May 10th, 2008 at 8:49 am said:

i cant wait until Resistance 2 and Killzone 2 come out and cant wait until E3.


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+ TheGraciousOne on May 10th, 2008 at 5:00 pm said:

@Chaos
lol. funny but true.

@Slimer#86
You can buy The Legend of Dragoon for $9.99 at here

@thatsmartguywiththefro and anybody else interested

In buying Metal Gear Solid for the PlayStation. You can buy it here as part of a trilogy pack which includes MGS2 & MGS3 called, Metal Gear Solid: The Essentials.

@ 103OldManGaming
Good comeback

@127BCF69

“I just think it’s ridiculous that Sony makes big deal you can download PSOne games to your PSP or PS3 and then only offer 21 of them. At least they could have the top 100 most popular or something.”

You bring up a good point but that top 100 seems very unlikely.

@136SDKnight

I hope you know that Sony has specific teams that work on getting the PS1 games emulated for the PS3/PSP in North America, Japan, Europe and if they’re there foreign titles then they have to get the original PlayStation code from them in order to work on them and translate them. And ya, your right. People complain for the sake of complaining because they can.

@147TouchyEd

“Most games All games use pre-rendered CGI for teaser trailers. The whole gaming industry has been doing this for ages.” “I dearly wish they’d abandon this tactic though. In the past, it was easy to see that the video was pre-rendered, but with today’s advanced graphics, it’s often difficult to tell if the visuals are “in-game” or pre-rendered. And I agree: fancy pre-rendered videos are very misleading, and just result in angry and disappointed gamers.”

Although I would say I agree with your opinion but the use of those CGI trailers are only for selling the game. It’s a weak tactic but it’s not meant to actually represent the final or retail game that you’re purchasing. It’s just a way of doing business with game consumers. You have to sell the product in order to put it out. Some trailers use special shoot footage which is material that has been created specifically for advertising purposes such as big tiles like Hideo Kojima’s MGS trailers and that footage does not appear in the actual game. Since the main purpose of the trailer is to attract video gamers to the buy the game, so therefore the trailer must have maximum appeal (in which all cases, they create GGI) in order to appeal to gamers even though the game is bad so there able to present even poor games in an attractive light. It’s just business.

Last, this PSN update was impressive. Good job.


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+ stennex on May 10th, 2008 at 5:24 pm said:

GameTrailers LIES AGAIN!

When will it stop.

http://kotaku.com/5008547/gametrailers-blows-it-with-ps3360-footage

GRID does look good on the PS3.


154

+ rsx3.2 on May 11th, 2008 at 4:49 pm said:

when are PSN cards coming. They were said to be shipping weeks last month and they’re still not here.


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+ technodoll on May 12th, 2008 at 10:58 am said:

Great update:

I enjoyed the Bourne Demo a lot, as well as GRID.

There’s been a lot of requests for PS1 games in the store. And I truly agree with them as I’m a ps1 player myself. Yes, I know I can get old ps1 games on amazon and ebay, but I can’t play them on my psp, so the digital download is always welcome.

Anyway, if you aren’t going to upload more of them, why not adding a CD-ROM to Memory Stick conversion option to the ps3 system? So we can convert our existing ps1 collections to the psp without having to wait to our favorite games to make it to the store (if you’re worried about the money, you can charge a couple of bucks for using/downloading the feature) (for that I would need the psn cards also, but you already promised them, right?).

I am dying to play MGS, Armored Core, Megaman 8, X4, X5 and X6 on the go! (region free would be great so many of us can get rockman complete works too).

Except for MGS in the Japanese Store, you weren’t going to upload any of the games I just listed, were you?. Go on, just admit it.

I know I’m just dreaming, but expressing our opinions is what this forum is for, right?

Another thing; I don’t think requesting more PS1 games is such a bad thing; most ps1’s are near-broken by now and most ps2’s will be the same way soon. Consoles are not forever (not even the ps3!). So these digital downloads are a great way to keep those games alive.

Yes, there should be more new content, too. But most important than that; THERE MUST BE OPTIONS for everyone. Not just more and more FPS or Pixel Junk Monsters or whatever there is already on the store. So we can say; “I don’t want ps1 games, so I’ll get the Dark Sector demo” or “I don’t want the Haze demo; let’s try FFVII instead”.

If you don’t want Crash Bandicoot for PS1, JUST DON’T DOWNLOAD IT. But that game must still be in the store for the people who does want it. Along with many other games. So that ps1 to psp conversion tool might prove useful.


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+ maluraq on May 12th, 2008 at 12:32 pm said:

Am I the only one who thought Bourne is going to be a terrible game? Playing for 5 seconds and being interrupted constantly is not my idea of fun. Playing an essentially linear re-implementation of the movie is not entertaining, I own it, I’ve watched it half a dozen times.

Come on, even Death by Degrees (PS2) was less linear and had far better fighting controls too.


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+ Zorox on May 12th, 2008 at 3:51 pm said:

There’s a serious lack of third party PSN games. I don’t know what Sony is doing, but they need to encourage other third parties to support PSN.

Honestly, looking at the two other systems, it’s clear that PSN is really lagging behind in terms of 3rd party games.


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+ btutterrow on May 12th, 2008 at 4:17 pm said:

Crappy update from a PSP-owner pespective, but I am glad that the PS3 got lots of love.

The one nice thing about the PSOne games posted, is that if there isn’t much available for one system (i.e. PSP in this case) it eases the frustration.

Suikoden was just rated by the ESRB too, btw, so I am ANXIOUSLY looking for it and it’s sequel on PSN.


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+ Gunwing on May 12th, 2008 at 4:21 pm said:

True……… But I wan’t to know why the EU Store has a Killzone2 theme this update and we don’t!? I mean come on many of the supporting fan base of Killzone is in the US! You know the part of the world where FPS are major hits if they are good or not?

I mean I can only guess as to why the EU Store has Killzone2 theme, and we don’t but for the love of god do a mini PSN update for the US and give us a Killzone2 theme as well!:

BTW Release a few PSone games, and some new BD trailers, and last but not least post some PSP demos for the fallowing games:

Killzone: Liberation
Final Fantasy VI: Crisis Core
Burnout: Dominator
Jeane D’rc
Tekken Dark Resurrection

For PSone games:

Final Fantasy VI: It would shut up all the import snobs for once, and the whiners as well trust me just get it out for us! Square is remakeing all the PSone games on the PSP, as well as DS Lite how hard could it be to release the PSone games as they were for the PSP/PS3?

Gex: Enter the Geko

Mabye get Lucas Arts to release some of the PSone games that they had as well? IE StarWars comes to mind here, as well as some major raceing games from Lucas Arts where on the PSone as well.


160

+ livin4christ on May 14th, 2008 at 9:41 am said:

you need to let us rent movies from the ps3 store like the xobx 360 does


161

+ pdias_92 on May 14th, 2008 at 3:40 pm said:

@ number 161
– They are already working on it, plus Play TV will come out 2. Hasn’t anyone figured out why there is View Subscriptions under Account Management ? …. its cause there is going to be movie renting

@ number 158
– There are more games coming out like Bionic Commando Rearmed etc.

@ number 155
– Im guessing around July but you can always use a prepaid credit card

I would like to see more content in every PS Store Update, more frequent Firmware Updates and more frequent Info Board Topics.
HOME should have a built in service center for all Playstation related products.


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+ Kobes-Accuser on May 15th, 2008 at 10:43 am said:

Has anyone played Bourne? I am downloading that bad boy tonight!


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