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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Aug 07, 2008 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

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

Qore Digital Magazine

Qore Episode 03: August, 2008 ($2.99 Issue, $24.99 Annual Subscription)
Episode 03 of Qore: Presented by the PLAYSTATION Network goes way deep into upcoming games featuring DC Super Heroes and includes an exclusive invitation to the Resistance 2 beta, some great artwork, mini-games and a few other surprises.
File size: 1.34 GB

- Qore Annual Subscribers will be invited to the beta under “Premiere” status and be given early access.
- Qore Ep 03 (single Episode) purchasers will be guaranteed access to the beta at a later date.
- All invitations will be made via email/voucher – the beta WILL NOT be accessed through the Qore download center.
- There will be multiple programs and methods to get access (or a chance to participate) in the Resistance 2 Online Beta. Details to follow.

Add-on Game Content

Snakeball Team Mode ($1.99)
Snakeball is a funky, futuristic sport set in a vibrant arena where you glide across the dazzling disco floor on your hoversnake, collecting balls and scoring goals. Chaotic action and energetic music bring together up to 8 players in entertaining online matches for a fun, unique gameplay experience.
Upgrade to Team Mode today to buddy up and play with friends online or off for team-based gameplay fun!

NASCAR 09 Montreal Track ($3.99)
The Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal is the home of the NAPA Auto Parts 200 in the Nationwide Series. This track is a long winding road course that will test the skills of even the most seasoned driver.
File size: 66.6 MB

NASCAR 09 Skin Pack 1 ($2.49)
A collection of Sprint and Nationwide alternate car skins from the 2008 NASCAR season featuring such paint schemes as Carl Edwards’ Aflac, Dale Earnhardt Jr’s National Guard Camouflage, Kyle Busch’s Snickers, and more.
File size: 12.5 MB

NASCAR 09 Skin Pack 2 ($2.49)
A collection of Sprint and Nationwide alternate car skins from the 2008 NASCAR season featuring such paint schemes as Jeff Gordon’s Pepsi, Kevin Harvick’s Platinum Pennzoil, Kyle Busch’s Pedigree, and more.
File size: 11.7 MB

NASCAR 09 Skin Pack 3 ($2.49)
A collection of Sprint and Nationwide alternate car skins from the 2008 NASCAR season featuring such paint schemes as Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Silver and Black National Guard, Tony Stewart’s Subway, Denny Hamlin’s FedEx Ground, and more.
File size: 12.5 MB

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Interscope Track Pack ($6.25)
“Carcinogen Crush” by AFI, “Tina” by Flyleaf, “Putting Holes in Happiness” by Marilyn Manson, remixed by Nick Zinner For all song credits please visit www.redoctane.com.
File size: 32.6 MB

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

  • “Toxicity” – System of a Down ($1.99)
  • “B.Y.O.B” – System of a Down ($1.99)
  • “Rescue Me” – Buckcherry ($0.99)
  • “Face Down in the Dirt”- Mötley Crüe ($0.99)
  • “Life is Beautiful” – Sixx:A.M. ($0.99)
  • Crüe Fest Pack 2 ($2.99) – includes “Rescue Me” – Buckcherry, “Face Down in the Dirt” – Mötley Crüe, and “Life is Beautiful” – Sixx:A.M.

File sizes: 26.2 MB – 32.2 MB (singles), 76.4 MB (track pack)

Game Videos (free)

PlayStation Home E3 Video
Take a look at PlayStation Home, the 3D social gaming community that allows PLAYSTATION 3 users to meet, chat, plan, and launch into games.
File size: x MB (SD), x MB (HD), x MB (1080)

The Last Guy Behind The Scenes
You are the chosen one, and it is up to you, a zombie from the Himalayas, the last survivors on earth by leading them to safety through zombie-infested streets in this frantic, addictive game. Go behind the scenes with this developer interview for an insight into the creative and quirky personalities behind the game, as well as a look at their unique studio in the Himalayas, complete with a company goat.
File size: 587 MB (HD)

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
The saga continues in the newest HD trailer for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed which casts players as Darth Vader’s “Secret Apprentice” and unveils new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy.
File size: 253 MB (HD)

Tomb Raider: Underworld Trailer
Face a new level of challenge and choice in this epic tomb raiding adventure. As fearless adventurer Lara Croft explore exotic locations around the world, each designed with an incredible attention to detail delivering a breathtaking high-definition visual fidelity that creates a truly believable and absorbing world
File size: 152 MB (HD)

Madden NFL 09 E3 Trailer
The Madden NFL 09 E3 Trailer is cut to Rev Theory’s “Hey Yeah”, and touches on just a few of the over 85 new features and enhancements in Madden NFL 09.
File size: 94 MB (HD)

Madden NFL 20th Anniversary Video
Find out all the details around the Madden NFL 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition.
File size: 102 MB (HD)

Madden NFL 09 Adaptability Trailer
Madden NFL 09 is the first sports game that adapts to you! Learn how John Madden tests your skill level. The game teaches you to become a better player if you are new to the game, or if you are a seasoned player the game will add challenges. It adapts to you!
File size: 70 MB (HD)

TNA iMPACT! Head to Head Trailer
“The Phenomenal” AJ Styles goes head to head against The “Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe in Midway’s TNA iMPACT! Wrestling game coming September.
File size: 166 MB (HD)

Dead Space Dev Diary #5: Creating Horror
The Dev team talks about the techniques they use to make Dead Space one of the scariest games of the year.
File size: 309 MB (HD)

Dead Space Animated Comic Issue #4 PG-13
The fourth issue of the six part Dead Space Animated Comic Series created by Ben Templesmith and Antony Johnston.
File size: 270 MB (HD)

AST Dew Tour – Greg Lutzka’s Road to Finals
Skate Park athlete Greg Lutzka takes you behind the scenes at the Skate Park prelims on the second stop of the AST Dew Tour, the Right Guard Open.
File size: 86 MB (HD), 142 MB (1080)

AST Dew Tour – One on one with James Foster
BMX Dirt competitor James Foster talks to us about his 2007 success, what its takes to have a BMX career and the key to winning at BMX Dirt on the AST Dew Tour.
File size: 97 MB (HD), 160 MB (1080)

AST Dew Tour – PlayStation Pro Moments – 2
A Compilation of the best tricks that were thrown down during the finals of BMX Vert, BMX Dirt, Skateboard Park, Skateboard Vert and BMX Park at the AST Dew Tour’s Right Guard Open in Cleveland, OH.
File size: 40 MB (HD), 67 MB (1080)

AST Dew Tour – Spinner looks to ‘08
BMX Park rider Mike Spinner talks about his plans for 2008 and his plans to continue to progress the sport.
File size: 119 MB (HD), 196 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes (free)

PlayStation Home Theme
Customize your PS3 with a new PlayStation Home theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Be sure to download this new theme for a chance to participate in the PlayStation Home Beta.
File size: 4.02 MB

PS3 Wallpaper (free)

Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice Wallpaper (x3)
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice Wallpaper.
File sizes: 251 KB – 1.59 MB

Tomb Raider: Underworld Mediterranean Shark Attack Wallpaper
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new Tomb Raider: Underworld Mediterranean Shark Attack Wallpaper.
File sizes: 244 KB – 1.05 MB

PLAYSTATION Store for PC

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.

Downloadable Games
* Talkman Travel: Rome, Paris, Tokyo ($5.99 ea)

Game Videos (free)
* Hot Shots Golf Open Tee 2 Videos (x5)
* Home Video

Hope you enjoy!

//Add Your Own

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+ C-h-a-o-s on August 7th, 2008 at 2:20 pm said:

Well I know what I’m downloading First lol


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+ AwesomeD on August 7th, 2008 at 2:20 pm said:

What happened to Jet Moto 3 that was released on February 21, 2008?


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+ C-h-a-o-s on August 7th, 2008 at 2:21 pm said:

See what I did there with the First?


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+ Zhi13 on August 7th, 2008 at 2:21 pm said:

Great update! i downloaded the theme right away :P


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+ Hershy999 on August 7th, 2008 at 2:22 pm said:

Great update since we get the home theme.

Question: Will the beta be locked to one user and does it matter when you download it?


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+ Buddy175 on August 7th, 2008 at 2:22 pm said:

when is Playstation Home coming out?


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+ Buddy175 on August 7th, 2008 at 2:23 pm said:

nice update though


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+ stewey on August 7th, 2008 at 2:23 pm said:

Excellent update! Sony has really been coming through these last few weeks!


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+ ninjablaze on August 7th, 2008 at 2:23 pm said:

No playable Demo or PSN game?

:(


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+ Money1 on August 7th, 2008 at 2:24 pm said:

I’m goin bonkers for home, will download qore and gh3 tracks as well, woooooh!!!


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+ BrianC6234 on August 7th, 2008 at 2:25 pm said:

Why do I keep getting a message that says I am posting messages too quickly? Is this board broken?


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+ TwilightToxin on August 7th, 2008 at 2:25 pm said:

Really Nice Update. Already getting Qore. keep it up Sony. Home Beta Opportunity as well is awesome.


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+ Codeman420 on August 7th, 2008 at 2:25 pm said:

Nice big update guys already D/led my theme. Great work. Question tho. if we are picked for the beta will we be contacted thru our email?


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+ willacuz on August 7th, 2008 at 2:26 pm said:

:( will it ruin our chances to get into the beta if we aren’t one of the first people?

I’ve got to work, but I will gladly fake sick if its an issue.


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+ Codeman420 on August 7th, 2008 at 2:27 pm said:

@11 no that happened to me as well it hink we were all hitting submit at the same time lol. GREAT JOB EVERYONE LOL.


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+ FritoZ on August 7th, 2008 at 2:27 pm said:

well, too bad about no new demos, but i know i’m gonna be DLing that theme!

Home beta here i come!

too bad about baiting people to buy Qore with the R2 beta..that’s some sheisty marketing work there..

anyway,
thanks for the update!


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+ Buddy175 on August 7th, 2008 at 2:27 pm said:

@11
Same here
is there something wrong with the blog?


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+ NipGrip on August 7th, 2008 at 2:27 pm said:

Good update, with Eden and the new trophies for Uncharted, I’m more than busy with gaming goodness right now. Glad to have the Home theme and the opportunity to get into the beta this week!

Thanks Sony PS3 Team!


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+ thatsmartguywiththefro on August 7th, 2008 at 2:28 pm said:

Qore plus Home theme=good update! :)


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+ SystemIsGod on August 7th, 2008 at 2:28 pm said:

I’m soooo happy System Of A Down got on here before Rock Band 2!
And this was a pretty good store update!
Yay, another Qore!
:)


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+ Delriach on August 7th, 2008 at 2:28 pm said:

I find it odd that Snakeball is being considered new and the add on is being considered new as well. It’s been on the store since before the end of 07. The add-on content was there for awhile too.

Is it because people were unable to figure out that you can purchase the game within the demo and the add-on within a game menu?


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    + Noel Silvia on August 7th, 2008 at 2:32 pm said:

    The full Game and the Add-On Expansion are in the \”New\” section as they are both technically new to the Store, having both previously only been available through the In-Game Store.
    Hope this clears up any confusion people may have had.


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+ darkiewonder on August 7th, 2008 at 2:29 pm said:

Some PS1 games would be most greatly appreciated. How about putting some up? Let’s start with Suikoden, Legend of Dragoon okay? then we can go from there.


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+ SantanaClaus89 on August 7th, 2008 at 2:29 pm said:

Where is the Making of Bionic Commando Rearmed Part 3????????

AHHHHHHH!!!


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+ tabcounter on August 7th, 2008 at 2:30 pm said:

Will download PSHome theme immediately. great update. Thanks


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+ revolutionary on August 7th, 2008 at 2:30 pm said:

Is there a particular reason why the Theme is appearing as “Corrupted Data” under the Theme Settings?
I sincerely hope this does not interfere with the fact that I want to apply for the Home beta…


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+ EvoAnubis on August 7th, 2008 at 2:31 pm said:

Got my Home theme/beta sign up. Past that, I’m more entertained by the Vampire Rain demo from the JPN Store.

Still having a blast with PJ Eden and Siren, though.


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+ rwhp3 on August 7th, 2008 at 2:32 pm said:

no demos :(


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+ Atoms on August 7th, 2008 at 2:32 pm said:

I wish everyone the best of luck!


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+ Kazzin on August 7th, 2008 at 2:33 pm said:

hey guys do me a favor. no one download the theme but me ok ;)

ahaha kidding great update


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+ babybluedb on August 7th, 2008 at 2:33 pm said:

even with a lack of content this will be an update most blog members remember thanks to QORE and the HOME theme all in all im happy everytime theres an update and just waiting to see if i can find a HOME


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+ TouchyEd on August 7th, 2008 at 2:35 pm said:

Download the Home Theme for a chance to be in the Home Beta?

Awesome…a third carrot.

(Still haven’t tasted the first…)


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+ the_culture on August 7th, 2008 at 2:35 pm said:

I wish they chose people for the Home Beta based on how long they’ve had the PSN account. I’ve had mine since day one of the PS3 release.

Hey Sony, doesn’t that count for anything!?


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+ pancakesandsx on August 7th, 2008 at 2:36 pm said:

Is there any word on the US getting the Hot Shots Golf Costume packs any time soon?


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+ C-h-a-o-s on August 7th, 2008 at 2:37 pm said:

BTW the theme is nice I like how some of the sub icons have the broken section just like the Home logo.


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+ Strider2K99 on August 7th, 2008 at 2:37 pm said:

John Diamonon said there would be a 1942 demo up today. Lies!


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    + John Diamonon on August 8th, 2008 at 9:31 am said:

    Hey Strider,

    Sorry about that. I checked on our side and it looks like the demo will be up next week.

    John D


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+ skynidas on August 7th, 2008 at 2:37 pm said:

I got 2 questions:
When we will know if we get in the BETA?
The BETA is IP filtered?


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+ ChaoticInfinityX on August 7th, 2008 at 2:38 pm said:

Bah.. not much this week for those with Home access already.

Guess I’ll give those RB tracks a look-see.


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+ eric1018 on August 7th, 2008 at 2:38 pm said:

Is the secret Resistance site a way to get the beta? Hmmmm? :)


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+ aaquib2 on August 7th, 2008 at 2:38 pm said:

1. SOCOM BETA
2. HOME BETA
3. RESISTANCE BETA

F^CK YEAH! GO SONY!!!!!!!


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+ Emadeowa on August 7th, 2008 at 2:40 pm said:

Beta to the left, Beta to the right, Beta upwards and onwards


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+ Ghostm on August 7th, 2008 at 2:40 pm said:

This update was only okay.

Do I have to keep this episode of Qore on my HD in order to get the beta key when its ready? Or can I delete it and re-download it once the beta key is available? I still have the first episode of Qore on HD for the first beta key which I still haven’t gotten. I’m running out of space. Qore is killing my HDD.


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+ dappaute on August 7th, 2008 at 2:40 pm said:

i’m tv-less for 2 weeks imma die! wish there was a way to download the theme without my tv.


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    + Noel Silvia on August 7th, 2008 at 2:51 pm said:

    If you have a PSP, you can use your Remote Play to access the PlayStation Store on your PSP and download the Theme that way.
    If you don\’t have a PSP…uh…hmmm. You could always guess how many clicks it is to access the content you want…?


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+ firehahahahahaha on August 7th, 2008 at 2:41 pm said:

No demos? That’s kind of dissapointing:(


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+ Razcor256 on August 7th, 2008 at 2:41 pm said:

Awsome, I just want to know one thing, when does the video store update.


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    + Noel Silvia on August 7th, 2008 at 2:52 pm said:

    The Video Store updates periodically throughout the week.
    Latest additions to the Store are:
    - Sleepless In Seattle
    - Nip / Tuck Season 5
    - Xam\’d Episode 4
    Hope this helps!


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+ the_matrix on August 7th, 2008 at 2:41 pm said:

I can not download Qore :( I’m in Europe but having US PSN account. Do other people have the same problem as i do? I’m an annual Qore subscriber, would be sad to lose my money after just downloading two episodes.

Please sony let us know if you have changed the policy?


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+ Hatchetforce on August 7th, 2008 at 2:42 pm said:

I bought Qore the first day. I got the first issue. When the second one appeared I had to jump through hoops to get it to download and I don’t recall what that was. Isn’t there a simple way to find it?

On a second note, what is wrong with the site. It keeps telling em I am posting too quick. I had to use the ridiculous IE7 instead of Firefox to post.


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+ thatsmartguywiththefro on August 7th, 2008 at 2:43 pm said:

@people complaining about lack of demos
Who needs demos when you can get betas?!?!?
R2 Beta w/ Qore
SOCOM Beta
Home Beta w/Theme


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+ TheManda on August 7th, 2008 at 2:43 pm said:

I like the “Premiere” status annual subscribers of Qore get for the Resistance 2 beta. Glad to see it.


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+ btk88 on August 7th, 2008 at 2:44 pm said:

Great update!


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+ EvoAnubis on August 7th, 2008 at 2:44 pm said:

The video store has been updated throughout the week. How did you not notice that?

Thinking about getting some Nip/Tuck episodes.


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