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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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+ mrnagy88 on August 7th, 2008 at 10:32 pm said:

Instead of a home theme, you should have made an in-shirt-XMB theme, lol.


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+ archy on August 7th, 2008 at 10:44 pm said:

Hi all ;)

I had a question in one of the former posts, but perhaps it was not read ;), hope to get some info about ;)

Question 1:
If i purchase 1 year qore subscribtion can i download all the old qore episodes? Or only all released episodes from my subscribtion date on to the future?

Question 2:
Why sony can not put the american version of qore to the european stores? we don’t need translations. a lot of games have only english as gamelanguage, why not qore too?

Question 3:
Will the Home Theme only track the activity of the account from where it was downloaded (only american acc) or can i download(and use) it with my european acc and get tracked aswell?


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+ stennex on August 7th, 2008 at 11:02 pm said:

I have to just come out and say it. This week updates SUCK. I paid $24 for Qore annual package and the store keeps teasing me with just its logo. Why is it not available to download. And what’s with all these trailers.

P.S. What is going on with Home beta. It is still bugging out on a lot of us.


154

+ Josh411 on August 7th, 2008 at 11:05 pm said:

“Well I know what I’m downloading First”

LMAOO that actually made me laugh. :)


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+ JJ555666. on August 7th, 2008 at 11:05 pm said:

To download Qore you need to go to purchased items and then scroll down to Qore august episode and click download.


156

+ Kxpuc27 on August 8th, 2008 at 12:09 am said:

maor polls! and fix the PSN video “new releases” category it isn’t even remotely updated properly


157

+ Nakiro on August 8th, 2008 at 12:21 am said:

When do we get more info on Fat Princess and Crash Commando?


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+ thedragonrider on August 8th, 2008 at 1:47 am said:

i wish we had competant people running opur store in europe.
unfortunatly we’re stuck with scee.
must be nice when the company you buy stuff from thinks you’re actually an important part of their business.
unfortunatly we’re stuck with scee who see their customers like something they just stepped in.
and it must be nice to get content when it’s ready.
unfortunatly we have scee who sit on content for months thereby forgoing potential profit until the game is so old people no longer care about it and they arent interested in the dlc any more therefore sony lose money on it.

is there a point to this?
yes
SHUT DOWN SCEE AND GET US SOMEBODY COMPETANT
that clear enough.
and do it before that halfwit reeves kills the playstation brand in europe.


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+ -umopapisdn- on August 8th, 2008 at 3:00 am said:

i bought the first Qore ep.then i bought the annual will i still get the thirteen ep for $25 or will i only get 12


160

+ grognard66 on August 8th, 2008 at 4:16 am said:

Is there an RSS feed for new additions to the Video Store available?


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+ devel on August 8th, 2008 at 4:19 am said:

I Think It would be lovely for some of us in Europe get Access to some of this content, not just Video Store, but home beta too. There are as many Europena Online Player, as in america, so why not Beta here? I feel repressed.


162

+ SpeedNut on August 8th, 2008 at 5:30 am said:

That “The Last Guy” video is WTF funny. To the point I’m not sure if it was a real setup or a really really good gag.


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+ Onna76_NL on August 8th, 2008 at 6:11 am said:

Ermm… where’s the 1942 demo? *huh* Too bad no classics either, though US store looks “again” so much better than the EU store. I wish I lived in the US, so I could download all those movies like you guys do *sob*.


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+ Sephiroth on August 8th, 2008 at 7:14 am said:

What about a Little Big Solid 4: Guns of the Sackboys wallpaper? You know, something like this: http://bp1.blogger.com/_hEV_btJZPVs/SDTVh9ckwII/AAAAAAAAAB8/QMRbIVa6GkY/s1600-h/solidsnakeplanet.jpg

:P


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+ Gunwing on August 8th, 2008 at 8:07 am said:

Who keeps giveing this a low score? This update has a crap load of download content, and new demos, as well as a killer new official app for the PSP why would you give it a low score for that? As well as the fact that if you download the HOME theme you get entered into the HOME beta how could you not rate this at 5 stars?

I guss some retro fanboys keep scoreing low because they did not get any new PSone games this time around. I hate to say it guys but Sony has said many times they are working on getting mor PSone games on PSN for the US market, it takes a while they have to contact the companies that made them and ask them for their software code so they can ensure it will work on the PS3. That takes time more time then one might think.

As for the update this is nice! I’m going to use the HOME theme for a while! It rocks! BTW any chance we could get a black theme? You know like the color set for the PSP only with a black option as well? I like blue and all but black was so much easyer to read at night, and during the day. Plus it’s on all the PS3 display models in stores still, and it kinda sucks that the PS3 when updated dose not have a black theme any more.


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+ Onna76_NL on August 8th, 2008 at 9:25 am said:

Not me, to be honest I never rate blogs… let me do that right now “5″ scores you’re getting Grace ;-)


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+ lavron415 on August 8th, 2008 at 9:42 am said:

Will we ever get a Killzone2 demo? also, will the PSN store ever make updates not weekly and more spaced out throughout the week, such as the XBL store? thankyou


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+ bigdaddyjane on August 8th, 2008 at 9:45 am said:

does Sony expect me to pay for QORE and not be able to get into the BETA.SERIOUSLY!


169

+ jwood87 on August 8th, 2008 at 10:21 am said:

Not bad, but we really need more ps1 games!


170

+ mcroddi on August 8th, 2008 at 10:25 am said:

Thanks for the HOME NEWS!!!!!!

Finally – I feel I have been waiting so long that I am not excited…does that make sense?

Anyway, I am still happy about it! ;)


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+ Letters2Kay on August 8th, 2008 at 10:56 am said:

So Susan Panico’s article on Qore #3 has been corrected, but the damage had been done. What about those of us mislead by the incorrect statement she made? I know the policy is no refunds on store items, but in this case, I was promised content that I did not recieve. I’d like my $3 back.

“IF YOU PURCHASE QORE EPISODE 3, or an annual subscription, you are in for a real treat – with PREMIER ACCESS to the Resistance 2 Public Beta. In addition, we’ve got an all-new PS3 Qore theme and will also get Calling All Cars, the full game, for free!”


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+ zeke2040 on August 8th, 2008 at 1:07 pm said:

i can’t wait to download all this stuff… thanks playstation for everything :D


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+ DessieB93 on August 8th, 2008 at 1:24 pm said:

Compare that with the EU update

Demos
Secret Agent Clank Demo (PSP)

Downloadable Content/Game Packs
Civilization Revolution – Wonders & Artefact Pack: The Mythic (£0.69)
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock – Interscope Track Pack (£3.99)

Trailers
Bionic Commando: Rearmed
Loved Ones (Dead Space)

Miscellaneous
Movement Videos: Milan


174

+ juggalo03 on August 8th, 2008 at 2:02 pm said:

this update was really good with the 3rd episode of qore and the chance to be a part of the home beta but we need some more street fighter stuff


175

+ Asmodai on August 8th, 2008 at 3:08 pm said:

Why do 3 $0.99 songs cost $0.02 more when they are bought together in a pack? Shouldn’t the pack cost less then the price of the three songs purchased individually… or at least the same.


176

+ Awesome-Ninja2 on August 8th, 2008 at 3:10 pm said:

will everyone who buys qore get to play the beta for resistance 2?


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+ sunnycat on August 8th, 2008 at 3:54 pm said:

Sweet update.
When is Ratchet and Clank Quest 4 Booty coming out?


178

+ DreadPillow on August 8th, 2008 at 4:25 pm said:

I bought qore ep3 (single) on my sub-account. will I still be able to get in the beta through my sub-account?


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+ stennex on August 9th, 2008 at 4:02 pm said:

Qore annual subscription needs to be fixed or redesigned. I had to access my download account to get this months episode. We should be allowed to easily access the monthly episodes through the PSN Store. Maybe Sony is playing tuff since this episode consists of R2 Beta access. Sony needs to probably give us annual subscribers a Qore icon that will allow us to download or it downloads the episodes for us or do like what Gt5pro did for their so called GTtv.


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+ bmachiavelo on August 9th, 2008 at 6:43 pm said:

I wish I could spend more time on PSN but I am trying to get into Harvard and am spending hours and hours preparing my app and studying for SAT, PSAT, and ACT……


181

+ kickingcarabao on August 10th, 2008 at 5:23 am said:

please help me…

I want to buy lots of things from the PS store but I’m form the Philippines which is not supported.

How can I buy from the PS store?

Any method other than entropay?


182

+ ishe4rl on August 10th, 2008 at 5:32 am said:

I’m in S. Korea for military reasons. Why can’t I watch movies or TV shows?


183

+ DarkPlanet on August 13th, 2008 at 3:56 pm said:

Looks good.


184

+ rustyknife on August 13th, 2008 at 5:09 pm said:

Why can’t I download the Resistance 2 Beta? I have an annual subscription. I’ve tried for the last two days and I still can’t get it!


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+ PinkWienir on August 15th, 2008 at 11:55 am said:

for the people who download the theme home whens the day they get selected to be in the beta ???


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