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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on May 15, 2008 // Director, PlayStation Store

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

Add-on Game Content

Hot Shots Golf New Characters
Slip on the golf shoes, step out on the course and tee it up on the PLAYSTATION 3 with Hot Shots Golf Out Of Bounds. Rip a 300 yard drive down the middle the fairway or go pin hunting on those tricky par 3s. No mulligans needed as Hot Shots Golf Out of Bounds is all about having fun and enjoying the most entertaining and over the top golfing experience imaginable. So come on, step up and give it your best shot.

  • Gloria – Expert Skill Level ($0.99)
  • Alex – Intermediate Skill Level ($0.99)

File sizes: 100 KB

Rocketmen: It Came From Uranus!
Saturn is in the clutches of the Legion of Terra and it’s up to YOU to stop them! Continue the story with your original saved characters.
File sizes: 27 MB

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

  • “Kool Thing”—Sonic Youth ($1.99)
  • “Train in Vain (Stand by Me)”—The Clash ($1.99)
  • “Hanging on the Telephone”—Blondie ($1.99)

File sizes: 20.5 MB – 26.8 MB

Rock Band price promotion: “Shockwave” & “Sugar Magnolia” are reduced to $0.99 for a limited time.

Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore Downloadable Songs ($1.49 each)
Plug in the microphone and live out your dream as a singing sensation! Expand your Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore library by purchasing tracks from the in-game store. For music credits, visit the Karaoke Revolution section of www.konami.com. Full list of tracks (21) after the jump.

Game Demos (free)

Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit Demo
The next generation of Dragonball Z fighting. Heroic battles of good versus evil, powered by explosive energy and raw emotion lie ahead.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 477 MB

Overlord Raising Hell Demo
Think evil, breed evil and control all (with lots of laughs along the way) in the PLAYSTATION® 3 demo of Overlord Raising Hell – Codemasters’ twisted Action RPG adventure. In this demo, players don the Overlord’s illustrious armour, assemble a team of fighter minions and head off for a session of serious destruction in the once tranquil area of The Mellow Hills.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 857 MB

Game Videos (free)

NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja Storm Announcement Trailer
Experience the stunning Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm announcement trailer! At last, the line between NARUTO Animation and Gaming will truly disappear!
File size: 78 MB (1080)

MK vs. DCU Gamers’ Day Trailer
For the first time ever the Mortal Kombat warriors battle with DC Universe Super Heroes. Choose your side and challenge your opponents with a new fighting system including Freefall Kombat and Klose Kombat along with dynamic multi-tiered environments.
File size: 32 MB (HD)

Movie and Blu-ray Disc Trailers (free)

Pineapple Express Red Band Trailer
RideTheExpress.com. Next summer, the guys who brought you Superbad reunite for the action-comedy Pineapple Express.
File size: 164 MB (1080)

Saawariya
Having fallen in love at first sight, a shy musician attempts to win the heart of a beautiful young woman, unaware she’s awaiting the return of her own true love.
File size: 71 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes (free)

HAZE Theme
Customize your PS3™ system with a cool HAZE theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 1.69 MB

Overlord Raising Theme
Customize your PS3 system with a cool Overlord Raising Hell theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 4.13 MB

echochrome Themes
Customize your PS3 system with cool echochrome themes. These themes allow you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size:504 KB – 651 KB

PS3 Wallpaper (free)

Overlord Raising Wallpaper (x5)
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new Overlord Wallpaper.
File size:77.2 KB – 360 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)

* Secret Agent Clank Demo (also downloadable via PS3)

PSP Themes (free)

* echochrome (File size: 105 KB -81.7 KB) (also downloadable via PS3)

American Idol Encore, 21 song tracks

  • Every Little Thing She Does is Magic – The Police
  • “More than Words” – Extreme
  • “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” – Tony Bennett
  • “Build Me Up Buttercup” – The Foundations
  • “Can’t Help Falling In Love” – Elvis Presley
  • “Easy” – The Commodores
  • “Let’s Stay Together” – Al Green
  • “Wide Open Spaces” – Dixie Chicks
  • “Drift Away” – Dobie Gray/Uncle Kracker
  • “I Walk the Line” – Johnny Cash
  • “Celebration” – Kool & The Gang
  • “Thank You” – Dido
  • “I’ll Be” – Edwin McCain
  • “Uptown Girl” – Billy Joel
  • “Heaven” – Los Lonely Boys
  • “I’m With You” – Avril Lavigne
  • “Rock and Roll All Night” – Kiss
  • “Sweet Home Alabama” – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • “Here Without You” – 3 Doors Down
  • “When I’m Gone” – 3 Doors Down
  • “Truth Is” – Fantasia

//Add Your Own

117 Comments   11 Replies

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+ Cerberus_Hunter on May 15th, 2008 at 4:40 pm said:

Nice PSN update.

The only thing missing is the new MGS4 trailer…come on SCEA! the GTA IV trailers where on PSN the same day they where out. Why not MGS4?


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+ moe24 on May 15th, 2008 at 5:00 pm said:

Very Very well done…. the DBZ demo was alot of fun, and all the other stuff you have put in the ps store.
Thanks alot.
-Moe


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+ jqtaxpayer on May 15th, 2008 at 5:04 pm said:

Oh boy… I haven’t even unlocked all the Hot Shots characters that are on the disc yet! But I’m sure I’ll be picking these up at some point. Looking forward to some new courses…


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+ yorche on May 15th, 2008 at 5:05 pm said:

please i neeed help PLEASE!!!!!!


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+ Zorox on May 15th, 2008 at 5:10 pm said:

I can’t believe we get trash like Rocketman and not something good like Dark Mist. What a joke.


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+ Mana Knight on May 15th, 2008 at 5:13 pm said:

Really good content, thanks a lot.

I’d really like Dark Mist to come stateside.


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+ Who_Said on May 15th, 2008 at 5:30 pm said:

Another great update this week. Surprised that Dark Mist wasn’t released on the North American store but since I don’t how know things get certified and such I’m sure you guys must have your reasons. Regardless I’m looking forward a lot to Dark Mist and hope it gets released on the store sometime in the future.


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+ chaosatom333 on May 15th, 2008 at 5:40 pm said:

Are u guys planning to release Portal on psn network or talk to valve about it.

Please I would really appreciate it.


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+ chaosatom333 on May 15th, 2008 at 5:42 pm said:

Are guys planning to release portal on psn network? talk to valve or something?

I would really appreciate it if you can answer my burning question.


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+ lostboy85 on May 15th, 2008 at 5:54 pm said:

Nice update. why cant i download content using my mac?


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+ stlthriot on May 15th, 2008 at 5:59 pm said:

Only thing worth it this week is the Secret Agent Clank demo. ;) Thanks much!


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+ X1rtam on May 15th, 2008 at 6:08 pm said:

Very nice update, that’s three updates in a row that haven’t failed to disappoint! Quite a few demos to try out.


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+ FilliamHMuffman on May 15th, 2008 at 6:08 pm said:

@ Who_Said look at comment 6. Dark Mist, a downloadable game fully translated into English, is not being released in North America.

The people in charge of PSN content are idiots.


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+ djbounce on May 15th, 2008 at 6:38 pm said:

Any updates on eta for Home? also we got the shafted by not being exclusive to GTA IV, please tell me me we won’t be left out on DLC. I know microsoft dished out big $$ for some exclusive dlc, but we are n’t gonna get the cold shoulder are we?


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+ Who_Said on May 15th, 2008 at 6:42 pm said:

@FilliamHMuffman

I did read the reply to comment #6. That’s the reason I mentioned that the people in charge of the PS Store content must have some reason for not releasing Dark Mist on the North American store like the Euro store. I don’t know how games get certified and I’m sure that downloadable titles are no different. It’s not like Sony doesn’t like making money you know and if enough people want the game I’m sure we’ll get it eventually. On the plus side there’s a lot of great downloadble games to look forward to this month and the next.


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+ thshdw on May 15th, 2008 at 7:00 pm said:

Where are the expansion packs for Wipeout Pulse. I just don’t understand why PSN decides to release content in Europe and not in the US. It’s been over 3 months since the expansions were released and still nothing for the Wipeout fans in the US. Aggravating to say the least.


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+ Darkus on May 15th, 2008 at 7:01 pm said:

hey, nice update but.. i have a problem, i download ratche & clank demo but not working… “screen Black” but no play -.-


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+ dojikyo on May 15th, 2008 at 7:11 pm said:

Hi Neil -
I’m Ro and I manage the PS Store schedule for SCEA. At this time, there are no plans to release this title on our store.

- Ro

Are PSN cards out yet? And can I use them to purchase items from the Euro or JPN store?


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    + Ro Hernandez on May 16th, 2008 at 2:13 pm said:

    Hi dojikyo – Stay tuned to the blog for more information on this in near future. Thanks for your inquiry.

    - Ro


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+ skasucka88 on May 15th, 2008 at 7:11 pm said:

aw when does the US get Crash Team Racing? I really want that game.


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+ Darkus on May 15th, 2008 at 7:14 pm said:

i have problems to play Secret agent clank demo ¬¬ h.e.l.p

XMB GAME/secret Agent clank DEMO/”START”—>”PSP Screen Black” ..


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+ bowlasoup2893 on May 15th, 2008 at 7:44 pm said:

compared to last week’s, this update is terrible. at least i have June 5th to look forward to when the Battlefield: Bad Company demo is released. W00T!


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+ Goodfella2487 on May 15th, 2008 at 7:47 pm said:

Never thought I’d see the day. Sony, your updates are great now, keep it going!


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+ kassatsu on May 15th, 2008 at 7:51 pm said:

No Dark Mist for NA why?


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+ Joe on May 15th, 2008 at 7:58 pm said:

I was wondering is there any chance of a US release of Mainichi Issho. Because there just was this cool You Tube feature added to it and I think it would be cool to see those features on the US Servers too.


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+ wholearmor on May 15th, 2008 at 8:08 pm said:

Please Please Please! Sony people talk to Bethesda ask them to put some DLC on the PSN store we’ve been waiting patiently and I would really like to play my game again.


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+ pancakesandsx on May 15th, 2008 at 8:25 pm said:

“Ro Hernandez replied on May 15, 2008 at 3:51 pm

Hi Neil -
I’m Ro and I manage the PS Store schedule for SCEA. At this time, there are no plans to release this title on our store.

- Ro”

Why? Have you tried it? It’s excellent. I was looking forward to buying it AGAIN on the US store to support the release. I honestly can’t even begin to imagine why you wouldn’t have a release planned. Care to enlighten me?


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+ wholearmor on May 15th, 2008 at 8:30 pm said:

oh one more thing. i would like to take the time out to thank all the SCEA team and also my friend who is a video game store owner a true PS3 fan boy. I witness him convert many many many XBOX owners to the PS3 we call him the sony priest and i was also an xbobx user he took me in and help me through my rehab development and now I and many others have seen the light, the truth, and the ultimate power .I may complain about somethings but you are the best
SCEA thank you very much
your most improved xbox fend


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+ Firerhea on May 15th, 2008 at 10:05 pm said:

Hey, I read that you guys actually read these comments and take some of our suggestions.

I know this has been said before but could you PLEASE release (and localize) some of those quirky Japanese games that never saw stateside release? Especially of the PS1 era–I don’t think they ought to be too expensive to localize since their production values are worlds away from today’s software (as in, mostly text, not really any audio–and if there was, you could just sub it anyway). I don’t know if people like me represent a niche market or not, but we’d wet ourselves to play stuff like Vib Ribbon and I’m really curious to find out what’s the deal with that white cat in Japan.


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+ Jenovah on May 15th, 2008 at 10:21 pm said:

Chalk me up for another who would love to see Dark Mist hit the US.


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+ Poochie on May 15th, 2008 at 10:23 pm said:

Hi SCEA.

Release some freakin PS1 games for christ sakes and stop sitting on games with the flawed idea of “flooding” the marketplace.

PS: Seen the latest NPD numbers?


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+ Snap on May 15th, 2008 at 11:33 pm said:

“Ro Hernandez replied on May 15, 2008 at 3:51 pm
Hi Neil -
I’m Ro and I manage the PS Store schedule for SCEA. At this time, there are no plans to release this title on our store.
- Ro”

That’s really sad Ro. So, you’re defending the horrible title that is Rocketman by not releasing the better title aka Dark Mist? Laughable.

Is it better for SCEA to sell shovel ware and make a few bucks OR sell great titles and make more bucks?

Whomever purchased Rocketman and it’s laughable expansion needs to get their head examined as well as a full refund from SCEA.

Yikes. I thought PSN stood for QUALITY over QUANTITY?? What happened to that mantra? Shameful SCEA, shameful. I think I’d rather by DRM cripple ware from Microsoft than deal with lackluster update after lackluster update. At least MS releases titles week after week. And sometimes they aren’t half bad. The last PSN title I purchased was PJ Monsters, which was the last decent title released. PJ was creative quality.

I expected more from Sony. So far this year has been a complete bust. Home? No where to be found. PSN? Horrifying. PSP Store? You’re joking right? PSOne games? Let’s not even go there. XMB? Right… instead you’re patching the firmware to fix “PS3 title issues”… we all know it’s for GTAIV.

And now you’re pushing not ONE but TWO Metal Solid bundles? WoW. Way to flood the marketplace with SKU after SKU. You’re making MS look really good right now with their 3 SKUs.

I’m one sad panda right now regarding my purchase of the PS3 along with all my game title support. I could have at least spend that same $3,000 on the Wii and 360 platforms. At least I would know that I’d get title support and interesting features. I haven’t touched my PS3 in a week now. Pretty disappointing.

Blu-ray isn’t going to win the console war guys. You’ve already lost. It’s a race for second place at this point and you’re all in third. April NPD numbers weren’t so hot eh? Dead last. Ok, well you did just beat out the PS2 for last place. Combined PS2, PS3, and PSP sales can’t even top the Wii.

I’m really hoping you all can pull through this dark and troubling time. The rule of the day is give the consumer what they want. Stop dragging your feet. In-game XMB, Home, PSOne games, QUALITY PSN titles. Simple stuff.


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    + Noel Silvia on May 16th, 2008 at 11:52 am said:

    Just to clarify your some of your incorrect information for anyone who might reading and get confused by your erroneous statements, the gun-metal gray Metal Gear Solid 4 Limited Edition PLAYSTATION 3 bundle will NOT be sold in stores. It will be available exclusively through Konami.com as Brandon stated in this blog post:
    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2008/05/15/mgs4-limited-edition-ps3-hardware-bundle-details/

    Those are truly a limited quantity, so make sure you read up on it to learn how to get yours.

    Final comment, for everyone, like yourself, who enjoying PixelJunk Monsters, you\’ll be happy to know that the expansion pack, called \”Encore\” is now available on the PLAYSTATION Store.


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+ jimmyn28 on May 16th, 2008 at 1:10 am said:

In-game XMB.

There. I gave my vote for this week.


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+ tattooedtravis on May 16th, 2008 at 1:23 am said:

hot shot out of bounds demo, more ps1 games like vagrant story or the original mgs. keep up the good work guys. luv me sum pixel junk monsters :) more guitar hero songs would b awesome 2. can’t wait 2 c what u guys got next B-)


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+ MOS6502 on May 16th, 2008 at 3:06 am said:

I don’t understand why you guys are thanking SONY for an awesome update… I’m all for SONY – I think they make great products – but they absolutely suck at putting out new content on the PSN. COME ON! Seriously, get with it guys. Themes and movie trailers do not count for anything.


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+ hermes200 on May 16th, 2008 at 5:47 am said:

Nice…
So, when do we have some new PS1 games? The JP store is filled with those, yet I haven’t seen anything new in several weeks


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+ JDPoZ on May 16th, 2008 at 6:39 am said:

Wow, the DBZ game looks and plays amazingly! Thanks for giving us a demo!

Also, GIVE ME MORE AAA PS1 GAME DOWNLOADS

Hint: Castlevania:SotN was not the only one. Give me Einhander, Final Fantasy VII, Ergheiz, Metal Gear Solid, Tomba, and more JRPGs!!


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+ Iszk on May 16th, 2008 at 7:44 am said:

Grace, you’re current strategy for the US store is heavily flawed, and results in an extremely weak selection taht makes it difficult to follow every week, because of the constant disappointments. The “staggered release” tactic, and fearing “flooding the store” is absolute nonsense that has no basis in reality.

Dark Mist is a good game, it is translated into English, can you please take the time to explain to us, in detail, why you have no plans to get it on our store? Are we supposed to be happy with an expansion to a terrible downloadable game that no one bought? (Rocketmen, which is absolute garbage)

Can you please explain to us, in detail, why the PSone feature is so poorly supported? You have several games on the ESRB list ready and rated, that have been their for months, that we have literally begged you to release, and then you get R-Types rated and on the store within days…. a game no one asked for, no one wants, and that is blatantly inferior to the games that have been left to rot on the ESRB list. Why?

Your handling of the store as a whole, but specifically the PSone games feature, makes absolutely no sense to me. I haven’t purchased anything from your store since the release of Castlevania: SOTN, the only REAL classic in the PSone classics in North America. I am begging you to take my money, and you’re just kinding sitting there and saying “Money? Naw, don’t need it”.

What in the heck is the point of getting boatloads of actual classic PSone games rated by the ESRB if you don’t DO anything with them? What is the point of not releasing a game fully translated into English in a english speaking countries online store that is as starved for quality content as this one? What is the point of highlighting the Rocketmen demo as if we should care, when we have made it obvious through sales numbers that we hate that terrible game? Have you SEEN the metacritic score for that one? It’s shareware.

Your strategy seems to be like a government feeding it’s homeless, but only one meal a week, and only half a meal at that, to make sure they better appreciate each meal. It’s a bad idea that leaves no one fully satisfied.


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+ maluraq on May 16th, 2008 at 7:59 am said:

The overlord demo was a lot of fun. That’s a game I definitely plan to get.

If I had one thing to recommend to the artistic team on the game though, it would’ve been to destroy the grass too just from the running around of your minions. It would add that ‘chaotic’ feel of being evil, as well as helping show where you’ve already explored (trampled vs. untrampled).

Fun little demo though.


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+ orphu on May 16th, 2008 at 8:10 am said:

I’m not personally too concerned if Dark Mist specifically makes it to the NA store, but I would be interested to understand why SCEA “has no plans” to offer the game at all. Sounds like the game was dismissed outright, without making an attempt to gauge the interest their might be amongst NA PS3 owners.

More to the point if you’re not going to import the original PSN game offerings of your SCE peers, could you at least start to work towards a semi-regular schedule of offering your own regional offerings of new, original PSN games? Like, at least biweekly.

There’s no reason why it should be more likely to come by new, original, disc-based game releases at retail each week than it would be via the downloadable store.


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+ iculookn on May 16th, 2008 at 8:37 am said:

which countries will get the updates listed?


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    + Noel Silvia on May 16th, 2008 at 11:55 am said:

    This is the blog for SCEA, and as such, all Store updates mentioned here are for this region.


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+ pancakesandsx on May 16th, 2008 at 9:12 am said:

@89 Hey now, r-types is pretty awesome. Absolutely no reason to knock that release.


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+ Riskbreaker23 on May 16th, 2008 at 9:42 am said:

Like a lot of people here, I am very mad at the fact that Dark Mist is not going to be release on the NA PSN Store.

Is there any particulare reason?

It’s already translated and its not like new titles come out every week.

This is very poor in comparison with your competitor who release new titles every week.

Dark Mist seems like a very solid title and seeing as Wipeout HD is not coming out this month and Bionic Commando has been pushed back, Dark Mist would be great to release.

The only other title it look like your going to release this month is Fatal Inertia EX which is a $30 titles that has recieve poor reviews from the industry and gamers a like.

A decent $10 title like Dark Mist will recieve way more sales than Fatal Inertia.


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+ Winckle on May 16th, 2008 at 9:54 am said:

Like many people, the Secret Agent Clank demo doesn’t work on my white psp FW 3.95!!! Start ==} Black screen
I’m trying with the pc version to see if it’s working.


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+ Sephiroth on May 16th, 2008 at 10:02 am said:

@87: I’m with you man, I agree 1324% with your comments, I’ll like to see some good classic RPGs on the PSN such as Chrono Cross, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear and others already rated by ESRB


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+ Snap on May 16th, 2008 at 11:06 am said:

“PLAYSTATION Network
wipEout HD – Summer 2008
Elefunk – Summer 2008
PixelJunk Eden – Summer 2008
SIREN: Blood Curse – Summer 2008
SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Confrontation – September 16, 2008″

http://www.ps3fanboy.com/2008/05/16/scea-announces-us-releases-for-ps3-psp-games/

This is all you’ve got SCEA? 5 PSN games over the next 16 weeks? Wow. Game over, Sony loses.


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+ Snap on May 16th, 2008 at 11:06 am said:

“PLAYSTATION Network
wipEout HD – Summer 2008
Elefunk – Summer 2008
PixelJunk Eden – Summer 2008
SIREN: Blood Curse – Summer 2008
SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Confrontation – September 16, 2008″

http://www.ps3fanboy.com/2008/05/16/scea-announces-us-releases-for-ps3-psp-games/

This is all you’ve got SCEA? 5 PSN games over the next 16 weeks? Wow. Game over, Sony loses.


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+ BlackShadows14 on May 16th, 2008 at 1:31 pm said:

Great update.Thanks!!


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+ Gh0st0fWar on May 16th, 2008 at 2:10 pm said:

Does anyone know if they will release Metal Gear Solid for Playstation on the Playstation Network?


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+ Slimer on May 16th, 2008 at 2:36 pm said:

Noel!

When is Legend Of Dragoon coming to PSN? I thought it was in the works already. And tell Square to hurry it up with FF13. That game alone will explode your consumer base for the PS3, and Ive been so patient…


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    + Noel Silvia on May 16th, 2008 at 2:51 pm said:

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but The Legend of Dragoon has never been announced for the PSN.
    As for FFXIII, I\’m just as excited for it as you. Unfortunately, RPGs tend to have one of the longest development cycles due to the unique engines that tend to be built for them, the amount of dialog / text translation, and the localization required, among other thing. That being said, I have no doubt that when it\’s ready, Square-Enix will release a truly amazing experience that we\’ve all come to expect from the Final Fantasy series.


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