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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Jul 31, 2008 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

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

Downloadable Games

PixelJunk Eden ($9.99)
PixelJunk Eden is an organic platformer that sees you take control of a little ‘grimp’, swinging and jumping between tall alien plants, and collecting pollen to grow more life. Lush visuals, slick controls and amazing music make it an incredibly atmospheric and addictive experience. Download the full game today and prepare to enter Eden!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 106 MB

Add-on Game Content

Soul Calibur IV: Customization Equipment 1 ($1.49)
Revival is the word with equipment delivered directly from the previous Soulcalibur series. As a sneak preview, the armour of Sophitia, the head gears of Astaroth, Nightmare and Voldo are available to name some. Did we mention that the head gears of Yoshimitsu is also available as well?
File size: 3.09 MB

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

  • “Yomp” – thenewno2 ($0.99)
  • “This is It” – Staind ($1.99)
  • “They Say” – Scars on Broadway ($1.99)
  • “Electric Crown” – Testament ($1.99)

File sizes: 21.3 MB – 42.7 MB

Game Demos (free)

LEGO Indiana Jones The Original Adventures Demo
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures takes the fun and creative construction of LEGO and combines it with the wits, daring and non-stop action from the original cinematic adventures that enthralled audiences everywhere.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 762 MB

Madden NFL 09 Demo
Madden NFL 09 is the first ever sports game that adapts to you! Continuing 20 Years of Innovation, Madden NFL 09 unleashes over 85 new features and enhancements, including the all-new Virtual Training Center, EA Sports BackTrack and the Adaptive Difficulty Engine, which tailors the experience to your individual playing style and football IQ.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 1230 MB

FaceBreaker Demo
The renaissance of the arcade boxing genre is upon us. Created by the same team that developed the award-winning Fight Night Round 3, FaceBreaker offers irreverent fun, immersive gameplay, and eye-popping stylized graphics. In this in-your-face, arcade world full of ego-wielding characters, each boxer comes to life with unique attributes and distinct personal style. Add a little personal motivation to your fight by uploading a photo of your face to create a realistic likeness using Photo Game Face, and go toe-to-toe with a real-life friend or foe.
ESRB Rated Teen
File size: 952 MB

Game Videos (free)

The Last Guy Trailer
You are the chosen one, and it is up to you to rescue the last survivors on earth by leading them to safety through zombie-infested streets. With a classic arcade style overhead view, make your way through detailed real-world cities and use your heat vision to find people hiding in buildings. Then lead them to the Escape Zone before time runs out in this frantic, addictive game.
File size: 69 MB (1080)

Vampire Rain Altered Species Trailer 3
File size: 97 MB (HD)

Beijing 2008 Track Trailer
Bring home the Gold! Compete in the official video game of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games with new gameplay mechanics at home or with online multiplayer. 38 events across 10 official Olympic sports including track and field, aquatics, gymnastics, and cycling! Check out one of the new trailers featuring several track events!
File size: 55 MB (HD)

Beijing 2008 Swimming Trailer
Bring home the Gold! Compete in the official video game of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games with new gameplay mechanics at home or with online multiplayer. 38 events across 10 official Olympic sports including track and field, aquatics, gymnastics, and cycling! Check out the new aquatics trailer for a taste of Olympic competition!
File size: 67 MB (HD)

Bionic Commando Rearmed: The Making Of – Part 2
Explore the re-making of a classic side-scroller in part 2 of this 3-part documentary that looks at how Bionic Commando was brought back into action!!
File size: 298 MB (HD)

AST Dew Tour – BMX Progression
Defending BMX Dirt champion Ryan Nyquist talks about how the sport has changed and how BMX Dirt is a melting pot of International competitors. Nyquist talks to us during the BMX Dirt finals where he captured the win.
File size: 134 MB (HD)

AST Dew Tour – BMX Rewind
A compilation of all the moments to remember in BMX Dirt, BMX Vert and BMX Park from the first stop of the AST Dew Tour in Baltimore, Maryland.
File size: 125 MB (HD)

AST Dew Tour – FMX Unleashed
A compilation of the best moments in Freestyle Motocross from the first stop of the AST Dew Tour in Baltimore, Maryland.
File size: 122 MB (HD)

AST Dew Tour – Skate Highlights
A compilation of the best moments in Skateboard Park and Skateboard Vert from the first stop of the AST Dew Tour in Baltimore, Maryland.
File size: 94 MB (HD)

PS3 Themes (free)

Killzone 2 Theme
Customize your PS3 system with a cool Killzone 2 Theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 3.87 MB

PixelJunk Eden Theme (x2)
Customize your PS3 system with a cool PixelJunk Eden Theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 0.98 MB – 1.02 MB

PS3 Wallpaper (free)

Siren: Blood Curse Wallpaper (x2)
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new Siren: Blood Curse wallpaper
File size: 346 KB – 2.41 MB

Soul Calibur IV Wallpaper (x2)
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new Soul Calibur IV wallpaper
File size: 288 KB – 1.57 MB

Street Fighter IV: Summer 08 Wallpaper
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new Street Fighter IV wallpaper
File size: 185 KB – 795 KB

Game Music

Soul Calibur IV: Downloadable Music (x17 individual tracks @ $0.99 each, full set @ $14.99)
The ultimate music pack with all the stage music from the original SOULCALIBUR (1999). This set contains all the separate music files available by purchasing Music Set 1-17. Go to the OPTION menu and select STAGE MUSIC SETTINGS to play the music once purchased. Refunds cannot be offered for any individual music set already purchased prior to the ultimate music pack download.
File sizes: 5.58 MB – 8.97 MB (tracks), 75.1 MB (full set)

Hope you enjoy!

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+ TheRocker on July 31st, 2008 at 3:03 pm said:

Good stuff, when are more avatars coming?


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+ FritoZ on July 31st, 2008 at 3:03 pm said:

@ the people complaining about “Life with Playstation” not being out yet..it’s not the end of the day yet, maybe they will still post it!

i hope so at least!


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+ kingv84 on July 31st, 2008 at 3:04 pm said:

@49 I agree, I love Sony and its products, but they have been ticking me off so much lately with all this bull, of delays and broken dates and such. It is driving me insane. They need to keep their consumer happy if they want to keep them. I guess they want to keep them but with the things they are doing, am not too sure about that.


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+ T41NT on July 31st, 2008 at 3:04 pm said:

why is robot chick Episodes 1.99 when they are 10 minutes long ? and are you ever going to offer season deals instead of buying them all one at a time ? DLing EDEN now tho :-) and we ALL want life with playstation !!


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+ Chrisrahosiris on July 31st, 2008 at 3:04 pm said:

I’m getting PixelJunk Eden as we speak


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+ TheInfectedBy590 on July 31st, 2008 at 3:05 pm said:

Finally! Thanks a lot! :)
Also, can’t wait to hear more news on Life with PS and other games like Fat Princess!


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+ Thetruefiziks on July 31st, 2008 at 3:07 pm said:

one more day til i can afford eden… how do i pass the time?


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+ MeltTech on July 31st, 2008 at 3:07 pm said:

OKAY update. DL Eden right now. Funny my main account PS Store has updated, my sub account has not. Wonder if anyone else has ever noticed this delay?

Four things:

1.) Where is Life w/ Playstation that WILL be out before the end of the month? Wait, did Jack slip and meant to say before the end of 2010?

2.) When can we see some updates for the greatest PSN game of all time, High Velocity Bowling? Online support with voice chat would make this a shelf seller! I haven’t tried Lair, but this is by far the best use of SIXAXIS yet. Like I said, I haven’t play Lair though.

3.) Where is our HOME beta invites like JP store received today? It’s been 2 years almost!!!

4.) Is anything going to be done with the portable id links that were linked wrong? I have the wrong PSN ID linked to PS.COM and my GAP account. This has to be fixable, I mean it’s 2008, computers have been around for years now.

Good update. Let’s go get some trophies!


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+ dymlos2 on July 31st, 2008 at 3:08 pm said:

Hey Grace!

I have a couple of questions:

Is the Soul Caliber IV items the same as the ones that came with the limited edition of the game? Or is it new?

Will we ever get the DeLorean looking car for Motorstorm?

Thanks


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+ RoAcH2285 on July 31st, 2008 at 3:08 pm said:

@40

Yeah, I agree. You should be able to rent all the movies in the video store. I can understand if a studio doesn’t want the sell option but why would they not want to rent out their movies? It’s easy money. I would quit going to Movie Gallery if they had more movies, all available to rent, and a subscription deal.


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+ MegaClank on July 31st, 2008 at 3:08 pm said:

Hey #35, you can turn off your notifications, just go to Settings in the XMB and then go to System Settings > Notification and then select On or Off. This also turns off the pop-up when you get messages.


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+ MrCamo on July 31st, 2008 at 3:08 pm said:

I would call my customer and tell them if i was going to be late… What is up with Life with Playstation? THe movie time limits are keeping me from downloading movies any more. I can just NETFLIX it and not have to watch it in one day or sitting.


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+ whoelse on July 31st, 2008 at 3:10 pm said:

Oh, where is Life With PlayStation :(


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+ geo2211 on July 31st, 2008 at 3:10 pm said:

this a good update!!!

But of subject where is life with playstation any news or somthing on that??


65

+ yunier91 on July 31st, 2008 at 3:11 pm said:

nice update


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+ PyroJack on July 31st, 2008 at 3:11 pm said:

Pretty good update. But where is Life with Playstation?


67

+ darkiewonder on July 31st, 2008 at 3:12 pm said:

No psp store update today? ;(


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+ FritoZ on July 31st, 2008 at 3:12 pm said:

@60 MegaClank

THANKS MAN!!!!!!!

I must have overlooked that option!!

this is great!

well i guess i only have a top-nine list now!

thanks again!


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+ Morphine16 on July 31st, 2008 at 3:12 pm said:

Downloading Eden, thanks guys


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+ Thetruefiziks on July 31st, 2008 at 3:13 pm said:

@52
kingv84

actually sony is doing a noble thing by listening to us, they don’t NEED to keep us happy according to some individual’s time lines, nobody’s gonna stop using their $400 ps3 because some things aren’t going their way, ‘n if two-three people do then whatever, I’m sure sony doesn’t care (I wouldn’t).


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+ iNime on July 31st, 2008 at 3:13 pm said:

Where is ‘LIFE WITH PLAYSTATION!!

You said end of month, I patiently waited. If you knew it was gonna be delayed, please just put a note out for the love of god!

Pretty sure you knew it wasn’t gonna show up today at least, 2-3 days ago.


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+ drew713 on July 31st, 2008 at 3:13 pm said:

wow. lots of good stuff to download this week. pixeljunk eden is great. good selection of demo’s this week too.


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+ SDkngsht on July 31st, 2008 at 3:14 pm said:

i didn’t even get past the demos before rating this a 5 out of 5 and having to comment.

pixeljunk eden (which the demo sold me on cause i was skeptical to say the least)

madden demo?!?! (HELL YEAH!!)

facebreaker demo (debating on getting this game so that’s good news)

those 3 things alone make this an incredible update. the fact that there’s more makes this possible the best update EVER on the PSN (and i’ve had my PS3 since November 17th 06 baby).


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+ MegaClank on July 31st, 2008 at 3:15 pm said:

@ FritoZ, no problem, I hated recording videos to have someone keep popping offline and online and so I went and turned off the pop-up myself quite a long time ago. XD

I also think there was something else, but I forgot. Maybe it was the 2 music player backgrounds, I remember 3?


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+ SDkngsht on July 31st, 2008 at 3:16 pm said:

can i rate this a 6 out of 6? :lol:


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+ CallOfDutyFreak on July 31st, 2008 at 3:17 pm said:

What the hell!!

Why do you guys ignore the PSP like its not even part of sony?

Seriously, its not the PS3 thats keeping Sony strong.

Give some PC Store Love!


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+ MegaClank on July 31st, 2008 at 3:17 pm said:

Oh yeah, and FritoZ, PlayTV is not possible in the States because the broadcasting signal is completely different in EU than US. The US is too stubborn to switch to it.


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+ gardea on July 31st, 2008 at 3:17 pm said:

Nice.

Downloading all demos now.


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+ FritoZ on July 31st, 2008 at 3:18 pm said:

@69 Thetruefiziks

you’re totally right!

We are all pretty lucky that we have this blog, and that ACTUAL developers are cool enough to answer our questions!

AND we have solid proof they are listening to us here at the blog, just look at all the firmware updates with great features we asked for!

the PS3 is just going to get better and better, as long as the developers/marketing people realize what the consumers want…and no better way than through direct communication..

LONG LIVE THE PSBLOG!

LONG SIR JEFF AND LADY GRACE AND LORD ERIC!

keep up the great work guys, it is appreciated!

:)


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+ SDkngsht on July 31st, 2008 at 3:19 pm said:

excellent update. can’t wait to get home and download this stuff. then we have Qore next week.

hey…any chance we could get a Lego Batman demo since we got Indiana?


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+ KnaveX on July 31st, 2008 at 3:19 pm said:

gotta love trolls and whiners. And delays. Nice update though.


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+ Thetruefiziks on July 31st, 2008 at 3:20 pm said:

@81
FritoZ

yeah, if i worked at sony answering these blogs I’d PREFER the jerks sold their ps3s at least then there’s a chance somebody with respect would start posting here to replace the few who have none.


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+ JordanBlack68 on July 31st, 2008 at 3:21 pm said:

Jeff, lol, but eden is £4.99 and I have like £2.01 and don’t get paid until next friday ;( the game looks awesome


84

+ BlackRabbit on July 31st, 2008 at 3:22 pm said:

I keep getting an error while trying to purchase Eden.


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+ Californian on July 31st, 2008 at 3:23 pm said:

Indeed, as someone else posted, I am wondering where Life with PlayStation is. I was looking so forward to it, and, as this is the last day of the month, I don’t see why no announcement was made to clarify the release date change.
On a more optimistic note, this is a *great* update! I can’t wait to get downloading.
Please make the Life with PlayStation release soon! I am very excited about it.


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+ FritoZ on July 31st, 2008 at 3:25 pm said:

@73 MegaClank

you’re right, there are 3 ifg you includ the standard XMB ribbon as a visualization..

but so far there is just Gaia (the earth one) and the regular awesome shipped visualization.

I’m just ready for some new ones! Maybe they could integrate tori-emaki EYE technology into one?


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+ Thetruefiziks on July 31st, 2008 at 3:26 pm said:

@86
BlackRabbit

this is only speculation but… i think you may be trying to buy the game with insufficient funds, you use to be able to add obscure amounts but it seems now you can only add funds in $5 increments so first you gotta add sufficient funds and then try to purchase again


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+ cooking_mama on July 31st, 2008 at 3:27 pm said:

Great update this week. Thanks guys.


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+ Neil on July 31st, 2008 at 3:31 pm said:

PixelJunk Eden for me! Looks like I won’t be playing Geometry Wars 2 as much now.


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+ smokey651 on July 31st, 2008 at 3:32 pm said:

Ok.. please give us news on life with playstation.. so many of us are dying to know when its going to come out and why we dont have it right now.


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+ Thetruefiziks on July 31st, 2008 at 3:33 pm said:

you guys know you can manipulate the music visualization with the right control stick right?


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+ tirminyl on July 31st, 2008 at 3:34 pm said:

Love the demos with this update but Eden is all mine!!!!!!!!


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+ C-h-a-o-s on July 31st, 2008 at 3:35 pm said:

Not a bad update still not too sure about Eden.


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+ MedHead on July 31st, 2008 at 3:37 pm said:

Is the PlayStation PC Store not getting any content this week?


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+ KazeEternal on July 31st, 2008 at 3:37 pm said:

I’m sorry I must have misread something here. Namco is charging us for Access to Soundtracks within Soul Calibur 4 and for content from SC1-3……. Ya I’m sorry, Jeff you guys over at Sony need to start laying down some ground rules for what exactly is Acceptable downloadable content for purchase. What really blows about this is I just purchased the Premium Edition of SC4 which was not cheap to begin with on Tuesday.

Not only is it content that shouldn’t be charged for, it’s content that should have been included as unlockable goodies for the actual game through game play.

There are things worth paying for and there are things that should be included for free or downloaded for free.

For instance if 3 months down the road they unleashed a new character say oh I dunno Kratos for PS3 users to purchase for 1.99 I’d happily pay. Character I love, support the store, blah blah blah, etc etc etc, Sony worship. However music and armor, Namco seriously needs to get over themselves.


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+ meepmoopmeep on July 31st, 2008 at 3:38 pm said:

awesomeness!

Eden + theme!!!
nice demo’s as well, thanks


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+ GGCAN on July 31st, 2008 at 3:42 pm said:

Thanks for the update Grace.


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+ InfernalTempestX on July 31st, 2008 at 3:42 pm said:

What about Life with PlayStation? Jack said it’d be released by the end of the month…. its the end of the month. Don’t tell me its ANOTHER delay.


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+ K2016 on July 31st, 2008 at 3:43 pm said:

Not a bad update… I won’t buy Eden, it is a great game, but I’m not convinced enough with it. I am afraid that I will not be good at it(I didn’t do well on the demo), and I won’t play it, so I’ll wait. Indiana Jones game is SO late.. But thanks…
A LOT of videos this week!!

Anyways, good update, I hope to see trophies for PJ Monsters soon.. PLEASE!

And by the way, Sony gets people so angry at them just because they announce something too early, or when they are not ready. Please stop this. Just say a date and KEEP YOUR PROMISES, or just don’t say anything at all! That would be best! I am tired of you people delaying things, and that’s why Microsoft has better service, but I will not switch, because when I bought a PS3, I knew that it had great potential top be #1 and Sony is reliable. Please don’t change that…


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+ K2016 on July 31st, 2008 at 3:45 pm said:

@ 106
Great name.

I agree!


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