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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Aug 21, 2008 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

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

Downloadable Games

Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty ($14.99)
The search is on for the most valuable treasure in the galaxy: Clank! The swashbuckling action in Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty begins one year following the intense ending in Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 2.33 GB

EA SPORTS Live Score Tracker ($0.99)
Brought to you by EA SPORTS, use your PS3 to get live fantasy football score updates. Available exclusively with teams from FANTASY.EASPORTS.COM, the Live Score Tracker is designed for fantasy players to stay updated with fantasy football scores.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 71.8 MB

Add-on Game Content

Hot Shots Golf Out Of Bounds: Kratos Character ($1.99)
Tee off as Kratos from God of War and dominate the links. We know Kratos swings the Blades of Chaos with unbridled fury, but the Ghost of Sparta also swings a mean 3 wood. When he’s not toppling the gods from Mount Olympus, even Kratos needs a way to blow off steam. Download the character add-on and you won’t just break par – you’ll destroy it!

HAZE Domination Pack (free)
Discover 4 exclusive multiplayer maps and a totally new team game mode: the Capture and hold mode.
File size: 312 MB

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Dragonforce Track Pack ($6.25)
“Heroes of Our Time,” “Revolution Deathsquad,” and “Operation Ground and Pound” as performed by Dragonforce. For all song credits please visit www.redoctane.com
File size: 140 MB

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

  • “Through Being Cool” – Devo ($1.99)
  • “Girl U Want” – Devo ($1.99)
  • “Rio” – Duran Duran ($1.99)
  • “Girls on Film” – Duran Duran
  • “Get Your Rock On” 1 The Janitors ($0.99)

File sizes: 16.1 MB – 44.3 MB

Game Demos (free)

The Last Guy Demo
You are the chosen one, a zombie hero from the Himalayan mountains, and it is up to you to rescue the last survivors on Earth by leading them to safety through zombie-infested streets. Make your way through detailed real-world cities, shown from a classic arcade style overhead view, and lead them to the Escape Zone before time runs out in this frantic, addictive game.
Download the demo today!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 210 MB

STAR WARS The Force Unleashed Demo
Unleash the full potential of the Force as you embark on an epic journey that takes you from being Darth Vader’s secret apprentice to becoming the galaxy’s first Rebel Agent.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.32 GB

NFL Head Coach 09 Demo
Brought to you by EA SPORTS, NFL Head Coach 09 demo gives gamers the opportunity to make all the decisions that a real NFL head coach makes. Gamers can sign free agents, chose gameplans, create plays, scout players and make all the critical calls to build a champion.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 1.26 GB

Leipzig Game Videos (free)

SCEE Leipzig Software Compilation
File size: 68 MB (HD)

Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty Launch Trailer
File size: 68 MB (HD), 111 MB (1080)

inFamous Leipzig Trailer
File size: 65 MB (HD)

Warhawk Fallen Star Video
File size: 66 MB (HD)

Game Videos (free)

The Last Guy Cities 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. Make your way through detailed real-world cities, shown from a classic arcade style overhead view, and lead them to the Escape Zone before time runs out in this frantic, addictive game. See some of the cities featured in the game in this latest trailer.
File size: 104 MB (HD)

PAIN Clown Toss Mode Trailer
Spank the Monkey? Pshhht…that’s SOO “Downtown”! It’s all about the Clown Toss this time, one of six exciting Modes in the PAIN Amusement Park Add-on environment. No monkeys and no mimes here. Remember those panes of glass? Child’s play! They’re now exploding barrels. Oh, and to REALLY show your skills, throw in a Pimp Slap or two to improve on your best times.
File size: 59 MB (HD)

PAIN Hot n’ Cold Mode Trailer
Hot n’ Cold is one of six hot Modes included in the PAIN Amusement Park Add-on environment. Get your Ooch skills in order if you’re gonna tackle this – you’re gonna need ‘em. Use your momentum from the exploding teddy bears scattered around the park to maneuver your character around in a hunt for the hidden secret bear. You have five launches and all the Ooch you can keep going. Are you up to the challenge?
File size: 41 MB (HD)

Vampire Rain Altered Species Trailer 5
It’s another dreary rain-soaked night in the city. A young women walks towards her destination, seemingly unfazed by the dirt-infused water that stains her clothes. Suddenly, a heavier footstep echoes through the mire. Is she being followed? She silently prays so, slowly baring her fangs. The stalker is now the stalked.
File size: 112 MB (HD)

Vampire Rain Gameplay Trailer #2
Evil has taken over the night. Take it back. Save the human race from the Nightwalkers in Vampire Rain: Altered Species. Experience a variety of characters and weapons, intense heart pounding battles, and online multi-player mode. When the rain falls, blood will spill.
File size: 64 MB (HD)

BiA Hell’s Highway Making of #1: Operation
Check out the story behind the largest airborne invasion in history, Operation Market Garden, and why the soldiers named it Hell’s Highway.
File size: 66 MB (SD), 242 MB (HD), 343 MB (1080)

Brothers in Arms Hell’s Highway Making of #2: Roll Call
Check out the story behind the largest airborne invasion in history, Operation Market Garden, and why the soldiers named it Hell’s Highway.
File size: 68 MB (SD), 246 MB (HD), 349 MB (1080)

Madden NFL 09 Backtrack Video
Miss a play and want to know what went wrong? Check out the All-New EA Sports BackTrack. This tool allows you to see where your play went wrong and shows you a percentage rate of success it would have in the NFL. BackTrack gives you feedback on what went wrong and what to look for in future attempts.
File size: 77 MB (HD)

Madden NFL 09 Rewind Video
Did that play not go as you had hoped? Check out Madden NFL 09′s new EA Sports Rewind feature. Rewind allows you to redo a play that didn’t go as planned. You are able to select 0, 1, 3, 5 or unlimited rewinds at the start of the game. You can use this tool to improve your Madden skills by completing a play over and over again or spot an opponent Rewinds to create a more challenge experience.
File size: 69 MB (HD)

Madden NFL 09 Virtual Trainer Video
Want to improve your Madden skills? In Madden NFL 09′s Virtual Training Center, John Madden hosts you as you test your skills to determine your Madden IQ. Your score grows with you as you improve throughout your Madden career.
File size: 69 MB (HD)

PS3 Themes (free)

Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty Theme
Customize your PS3 system with a cool Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 5.84 MB

inFamous Theme
Customize your PS3 system with a cool inFamous Theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 3.65 MB

PS3 Wallpaper (free)

Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty Wallpaper
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty wallpaper.
File size: 286 KB – 1.34 MB

Motorstorm Pacific Rift Leipzig Wallpaper
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new Motorstorm Pacific Rift Leipzig wallpaper.
File size: 789 KB – 956 KB

TNA iMPACT! Wrestling Wallpaper (x3)
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new TNA iMPACT! Wrestling wallpaper.
File size: 166 KB – 422 KB

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

* Jeanne D’Arc ($22.99) (also downloadable via PS3)

Game Videos (free)

* Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty Launch Trailer
* Jeanne D’Arc trailer
* Yggdra Union official trailer

PSP Wallpaper (free)

* Hot Shots Golf Open Tee 2 Wallpaper (x2)
* Yggdra Union Wallpaper (x3)

Hope you enjoy!

//Add Your Own

164 Comments   1 Reply

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+ kidhero1000 on August 21st, 2008 at 4:51 pm said:

got to find the free version


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+ jqtaxpayer on August 21st, 2008 at 5:02 pm said:

Devo is ****ing AWESOME.

Then you got Kratos in HSGOOB, Quest For Booty and a demo to a long-awaited (however disappointing) game like Force Unleashed?

Great week, guys. Keep up the good work!

Oh, and bring back backwards compatibility! That’s a Microsoft move, guys!


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+ GGCAN on August 21st, 2008 at 5:06 pm said:

Thanks.

Lots of great stuff here now and even better coming in the next few months from the blogs Sony has provided.


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+ Letters2Kay on August 21st, 2008 at 5:07 pm said:

Everyone requesting more themes or certain themes needs to visit these sites regularly. There’s some great stuff out there:
http://www.PS3-themes.com
http://www.allPS2themes.com
http://www.bestPS3themes.com
http://www.psu.com/themes.php

Last Guy demo is a lot of fun. There goes another $10. I only have so much money, you’ve got to stop posting so much good stuff for us to buy! :)

There was a post about HD problems d/ling Star Wars before mine. I had the same problem with Qore #3. I had to clear around 3 GB before I could download it…


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+ Letters2Kay on August 21st, 2008 at 5:08 pm said:

Sorry, that 2nd one should’ve been:
http://www.allPS3themes.com


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+ BlackShadows14 on August 21st, 2008 at 5:23 pm said:

Nice update!


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+ kspraydad on August 21st, 2008 at 5:32 pm said:

Life w/ PlayStation next week then?

Would like some info on VidZone coming to NA or not.


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+ Dark_Vincent on August 21st, 2008 at 5:32 pm said:

Great update. Jeanne D’arc downloadable?! Now that’s a surprise =) And I welcome it!


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+ phantomus on August 21st, 2008 at 5:33 pm said:

Ahh….man! WHY DID YOU RUIN THE FORCE UNLEASHED ENDING! AHHHH!!!!


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+ Aprisaiden_22 on August 21st, 2008 at 5:34 pm said:

Hey next anyone working for SCEA(America) see/speaks to anyone from SCEA(Australia) – plz,plz demand that we get the same content as the US. Hell if SONY Australia could report to the US branch instead of SCEE id be very happy…

At the moment the update gave us force unleased demo – but no Q4B also they removed Bionic Commando Rearmed… :(


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+ cell989 on August 21st, 2008 at 5:37 pm said:

@Sephiroth

I too wont stop complaining about PS1 CLASSICS, not until we get the following:

Metal Gear Solid
Ehinhander
FinalFantasy 7,8,or even 9
Legend Of Dragoon
Spyro 2
Street Fighter Alpha 3
MortalKombat Trilogy
DinoCrisis
ResidentEvil 2
OmegaBoost
SilentHill
Xmen-Vs-Street Fighter
Marvel-Vs-Street Fighter
MegaMan Legends
CrashTeamRacing
TOMBA!!!! 1 and 2 Perfect for PSP
Legacy Of Kain:Soul Reaver
Blood Omen: Legacy Of Kain
Bloody Roar 2
Breath Of Fire 4
Chrono Trigger
CoolBoarders 3
DarkStalkers
Destrega
DukeNukem 1,2,and 3
Gekido
GranTurismo 2
GrandTheftAuto 2
GuiltyGear
IntelligentCube
Parasite Eve 1 and 2
RoadRash:JailBreak
Tenchu 1,2, an 3
Vragant Story
Valkyrie Profile
Vigilante 8

Now I know all of this will never be available because of licensing issues, but I have hope most of this will make it out. Please guys stop bringing out titles we DONT want, like coolboraders2, wipeout, lame jumping flash. You guys know the ones we want.


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+ Albanian_Killa on August 21st, 2008 at 5:40 pm said:

Great update! Just played the Star Wars demo, and this is coming from someone who isn’t too fond of Star Wars, it was great! Looking forward to checking out the Last Guy demo also :)

Oh, and when is Life with PlayStation coming? Video Store for Canada, don’t forget about that one ;)


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+ kspraydad on August 21st, 2008 at 5:43 pm said:

@48 answer:

Um…you KNOW people will want this stuff…why not negotiate BEFORE the event and post is same day? Marketing 101 “Iron Hot”


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+ verybadbeetle on August 21st, 2008 at 5:47 pm said:

Another outstanding update. Keep up the great work!


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+ vagreville on August 21st, 2008 at 5:48 pm said:

Great update guys, thanks!
Hey, we haven’t had an update(firmware) in a while, so what’s next? I have a suggestion: how about a screen capture feature? I don’t know how many times I’ve been watching something cool and would have loved to pause and grab a still for my wallpaper. Just a thought.


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+ CrimsonFox13 on August 21st, 2008 at 6:03 pm said:

Great update! The Last Guy and Force Unleashed I NEED to try out!


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+ Chaos_Bladez on August 21st, 2008 at 6:09 pm said:

Great update. I just need a PSN card for Ratchet…


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+ Gunwing on August 21st, 2008 at 6:12 pm said:

Any chance we will get to see the latest Killzone2 MP footage, as well as the stuff for Resistance: Retrobution, and Resistance2, also the new WipEout:HD trailer would be sweet, and the like.

BTW nice update! I hope to be downloading some cool stuff soon!

(As soon as my mom, an dad get off the HDTV!)


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+ Hedrakk on August 21st, 2008 at 6:17 pm said:

Great update! I wasn’t expecting Ratchet to be release this week. Although I really liked R&C ToD, I think I’ll wait for Quest for Booty, since I’m impatiently waiting for fall releases, like SF II HD, Wipeout HD, Ghostbuster, LBP, SW Force unleashed… It’s going to be a busy Fall!!! … and maybe if we’re lucky, Home… ;)

Ah yeah, almost forgot, Davis and Eastwood updates for Burnout Paradise!


120

+ mike223 on August 21st, 2008 at 6:40 pm said:

whens the warhawk update going up, and do you need to buy it for the jetpacks?


121

+ perrandy on August 21st, 2008 at 7:01 pm said:

this is another outstanding update, keep it coming guys enough said! :)


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+ ThAGriZZ45 on August 21st, 2008 at 7:08 pm said:

Good update but unfortunately I don’t have enough money for quest for booty at the moment.

Will we ever see vidzone streamed music videos come to the u.s playstation store? and what about play t.v also?

Hope we hear about it more on the blog.


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+ hobo-1 on August 21st, 2008 at 7:12 pm said:

Pricing structure for some of this stuff is absurd. $22.99 for jeanne d’arc and parappa a straight port of a PSone game? I know Sony doesn’t want to anger retail but $14.99 to $19.99 is the most these old psp games should cost even at retail stores especially since you are not even getting a physical box or manual when you buy them on the PSN store. Then there’s $1.99 price tag for a Kratos skin mod seriously? This is just as bad as the Pain dlc milking for single character skins. The kicker is 14.99 for a 2-3 hr Ratchet game with no replayability, secrets, or anything that doesn’t make this feel like an expensive demo/epilogue? 9.99 is what it should have been but might as well try to gouge the fans first!

This makes me dread what they will try to charge for Wipeout HD assuming it actually gets released and not delayed yet again along with the upcoming Last Guy. Since we got a PSone game last week I assume the next one probably won’t be out until maybe end of October or mid November considering how the “awesome” release schedule trends for all things PSN.

I’m really curious why are the US and European stores only updated on Thursdays while Japan sometimes does 2 or 3 updates? I don’t understand why Sony wants to be last to update out of the 3 console manufacturers.


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+ MidnightBlues on August 21st, 2008 at 7:22 pm said:

warhawk update goes live next week on the 27th


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+ DarkPlanet on August 21st, 2008 at 7:29 pm said:

Yes! Star Wars Unleashed Demo.


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+ CmdrViper on August 21st, 2008 at 7:42 pm said:

I guess those of you asking about Life w/ PlayStation failed to read page 1 comments from last weeks Store Update blog. Noel Silvia made clear that Life w/ PlayStation is “NOT related to the PlayStation Store updates.”

I am as anxious as the next guy to get it, disappointed in the release statement at E3, but things happen and I think its for the best. ( aka no bugs )

Anyone that has been around Video Games for a year or more knows that delays happen… and usually to the more anticipated releases.

Other than that, GREAT store update 2 weeks in a row. Kudos to Grace!

-Viper


127

+ iokomo on August 21st, 2008 at 8:57 pm said:

weeeeeeee R&C but where is me home?


128

+ maxerus on August 21st, 2008 at 9:02 pm said:

FUDGING UNREAL!!!!
GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT update!!

For real guys top notch update.


129

+ jimmyhoffa82 on August 21st, 2008 at 9:20 pm said:

great update cant wait to see the warhawk trailer!


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+ jimmyhoffa82 on August 21st, 2008 at 9:21 pm said:

oh add me fellow warhawkers!!!PSN = jimmyhoffa82


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+ Pablo0620 on August 21st, 2008 at 9:27 pm said:

Great update but im kind of upset about the price of Kratos. I thought it would be free like the GoW song for Guitar Hero and such…not cool


132

+ Cobra Girl on August 21st, 2008 at 10:24 pm said:

Nice update guys! Thank you. Any news on the mythical PlayStation Network cards would be very nice however. I’ve heard tell they are “available” but where? I live in Seattle and have yet to find any at game stores or otherwise in this city. Hopefully you guys can start to get some market penetration so the “available” part will become available for real.

thanks and keep up the good work with the store updates.


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+ GhostInTheVoid on August 21st, 2008 at 10:30 pm said:

Wow gotta say the force was pretty fun. Think I will have to pick that up. Any game that makes you want to walk slower even in battle so you can savor your evilness is a winner for me.


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+ lakaihigh on August 21st, 2008 at 10:41 pm said:

jam packed to the max, VERY nice! xmas has come early to me as i’ve been waiting to get my hands on the ‘force’. that and the last guy. great update all around and loved that fallen star booster pack vid. 5 stars in my book.

peace,
Lh


135

+ natei2 on August 21st, 2008 at 11:22 pm said:

Star Wars demo thank you PSN/PSB:D


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+ libregkd_117 on August 21st, 2008 at 11:27 pm said:

@130 CobraGirl

Try Best Buys. I live in SoCal and the Best Buy around here has them.


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+ Enigma777 on August 21st, 2008 at 11:30 pm said:

Star Wars demo was good… will rent, dunno if i will buy. Last guy sucks. Ever since I saw the development video (which is hilarious) i just can’t take that game seriously


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+ Jahmin on August 22nd, 2008 at 1:39 am said:

Nice solid update… another plentiful week.
SW: Force Unleashed and Last Guy Demos.
Plus Quest for Booty. The PS3 80GB HD, feelin more cramped every day. Guess im going to have to break down and upgrade.

Keep showing the love sony and i’m always gonna show my support for the best game console out.


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+ Jahmin on August 22nd, 2008 at 1:43 am said:

@130 Cobra Girl
I have seen the cards a local Speedway Gas Stations as well. So they are sure to pop up in random places.


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+ alexo on August 22nd, 2008 at 3:04 am said:

Fantastic update….

what should i do if my R&C Quest for booty cannot downloading i try almost evreything,
an error appears 80029563 please help


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+ PirateThom on August 22nd, 2008 at 3:11 am said:

I’ve been very, very impressed recently. That’s two weeks in a row I’ve had to fork out some serious cash, Bionic Commando Rearmed last week (a big, big thanks to whoever pulled strings to get that added to the EU store on a Friday of all days) and Quest for Booty and International Track and Field this week (the latter of which I was totally shocked by since I love ITF). Keep uploading good content and we will buy it.


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+ KatanaKing on August 22nd, 2008 at 3:40 am said:

Can i ask what has happened to LIFE by playstation???
Is it still due for an August release as we only have a few more days and its been pretty quiet.

Thanks for the reply….(if you actually give one)


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+ MidnightBlues on August 22nd, 2008 at 4:14 am said:

incase you havnt noticed sony….trophies sell games….and you didnt release anything with trophies…

heres a tip..

if the game sucks really bad (cough*last guy*cough) then add trophies and people will buy it anyway..

remember if the game sucks you need trophies period or you wont sell any at all…


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+ THATPSPGUY on August 22nd, 2008 at 4:20 am said:

Hey folks, great update again this week, you are on a roll.(keep going) Lots of great demos for us to play around with, The Last Guy, definitely buying that and the same goes for the star wars force unleashed. Definitely buying that also. Loved the videos from the games conference. Just was to know one thing. Why did I not get a Home Beta invite when almost everyone on my friends list got it?? If anything I think I should have gotten pick, what with my account getting hacked last December and then loosing games, so show some love peeps and hook me up.


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+ THATPSPGUY on August 22nd, 2008 at 4:23 am said:

oh yeah sorry to dopwble post but 6 days left to JETPACKS in WARHAWK. hey Incog, don’t forget to give credit where it’s due. JETPACKS


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+ deanos on August 22nd, 2008 at 5:02 am said:

to bad its only us store europe gets forgotten


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+ deadxbabiesxinc on August 22nd, 2008 at 5:10 am said:

This is such an awesome update! Thank you for the Leipzig videos i’m sure there will be more coming cuz HEAVY RAIN video hasn’t been posted for the people asking about more on Leipzig. The demos…YES!!! All i gotta say about that :)

Do you guys feel like sometimes…maybe you do TOO GOOD of a update that the week after you know has potential to pretty much open up the doors for commentors to say “Man what a crappy update, way to go sony :(” lol I’m sure you guys are waaaaaaay used to that attitude :-P


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+ deadxbabiesxinc on August 22nd, 2008 at 5:12 am said:

Oh and people that keep complaining on the blog…can you please remember that the SCEA is SEPARATE from SCEE? Thats why they are sooo different, maybe instead of complaining to the WRONG PEOPLE might have a better effect. I mean yeah i feel for you and yeah the US and Japan probably get the best updates but ugh its so annoying. Just make a US account then! I have a Japanese one, its not all that difficult…minus the language barrier


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+ r-nice on August 22nd, 2008 at 5:52 am said:

Fantastic update this week.


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+ mcroddi on August 22nd, 2008 at 5:53 am said:

Yes Sir! I am happy to own a PS3!

Btw, good thing I upgraded to a 250GB HDD…


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