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PlayStation Store Update

Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Sep 18, 2008 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

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

Price Promotion

Call of Duty 4 Map Pack 1-week price promotion @ $4.99 (from 9/18/ – 9/25)
Note from Infinity Ward: We’re kicking off a full week of promotions for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare this week, starting on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 2pm (PT). We’ll kick it off by dropping the price of the #1 Add-on DLC on PSN, the Variety Map Pack, to the price of $4.99 all week long. Four new maps – Creek, Broadcast, Killhouse, and Chinatown will be great new locations to rank up when we switch on the Double XP this weekend. Some of the IW crew will be jumping on Friday between Noon – 4pm (PT) to rank up and take on any open challenges from the community. Be sure to add our PSN IDs and drop us an invite if you see us online.

Add-on Game Content

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

  • “The Conjuring” – Megadeth ($1.99)
  • “Wake Up Dead” – Megadeth ($1.99)
  • “Bad Omen” – Megadeth ($1.99)
  • “Devil’s Island” – Megadeth ($1.99)
  • “Good Mourning/Black Friday” – Megadeth ($1.99)
  • “I Ain’t Superstitious” – Megadeth ($1.99)
  • “My Last Words” – Megadeth ($1.99)
  • Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? Album ($10.99) – this album includes “Wake Up Dead, “The Conjuring,” “Devil’s Island,” “Good Mourning/Black Friday”, “Bad Omen,” “I Ain’t Superstitious,” and “My Last Words” – Megadeth.
  • “Hands Down” – Dashboard Confessional ($0.99)
  • “One of THOSE Nights”— The Cab ($0.99)
  • “She’s a Handsome Woman”— Panic at the Disco ($0.99)
  • “Natural Disaster”— Plain White T’s ($0.99)
  • Rock Band Live 2008 Tour Pack 1 ($3.99) – includes “Natural Disaster” – Plain White T’s, “She’s a Handsome Woman”- Panic at the Disco, “One of THOSE Nights” – The Cab, and “Hands Down” – Dashboard Confessional.

File sizes: 22.4 MB – 52.1 MB (singles), 101 MB – 253 MB (track packs)

Game Demos (free)

Fracture Demo
Defend the world against a genetically modified enemy force and unleash the power of terrain-deforming weapons and technology. Download the Fracture demo now!!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 876 MB

Mercenaries 2 Demo
It’s Your Chance to Destroy Anything and Everything – Mercs Style! Check out the new Mercenaries 2 Demo!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.10 GB

Game Videos (free)

NBA 09 The Inside: Life (x4)
NBA 09 The Inside and the makers of MLB 08 The Show bring you The Life. Could you step into the shoes of an NBA player in The Life? See if you’ve got what it takes to play three different story-lines in your bid to go from the streets, straight to the NBA. Pre-order today through GameStop and get an officially licensed NBA cap. Specially marked boxes can also get you one year FREE subscription to Vibe Magazine. Nothing Gets You Closer.
File sizes: 46 MB – 72 MB (HD), 76 MB – 117 MB (1080)

Valkyria Chronicles GC Trailer
Leipzig Game Convention reveal of the Valkyria Chronicles exciting real-time action gameplay in various new environments.
File size: 43 MB (HD)

EA Sports Hockey League Video
Jump into the EA SPORTS Hockey League and become part of the first console sports MMO. Take your created player online and join a team with friends, or scout for players. Featuring 6 vs. 6 online team play, the ability to level up your player, tournament brackets, and awards at the end of every season – you can become the first great name in videogame hockey.
File size: 89 MB (HD)

AST Dew Tour – Portland FMX Jam Session
A compilation of the best moments from the FMX Jam Session at the third stop of the AST Dew Tour in Portland, Oregon. Check out this video exclusively on the PSN!
File size: 91 MB (HD), 146 MB (1080)

AST Dew Tour – Portland Skate Thrills
A compilation of the best moments in Skateboard Park and Skateboard Vert from the third stop of the AST Dew Tour in Portland, Oregon. Check out this video exclusively on the PSN!
File size: 94 MB (HD), 154 MB (1080)

AST Dew Tour – Portland BMX Highlights
BMX Park athlete Rob Darden has his best finish on the Dew Tour in Portland for the Wendy’s Invitational. Here he talks about his strategy and training as he’s prepared for this season on Tour. Check out this video exclusive to the PSN!
File size: 128 MB (HD), 212 MB (1080)

AST Dew Tour – Rob Darden Profile
Get an inside look with skate park athlete Paul Rodriguez as he talks about his success so far in 2008. Check out this video exclusively on the PSN!
File size: 118 MB (HD), 196 MB (1080)

AST Dew Tour – P Rod Profile
Get an inside look with skate park athlete Paul Rodriguez as he talks about his success so far in 2008. Check out this video exclusively on the PSN!
File size: 91 MB (HD), 155 MB (1080)

AST Dew Tour – Skate Park Stars
Both Chaz Ortiz and Paul Rodriguez have had quite a year on the Dew Tour, hear from them as they talk about the Tour and the role model P Rod is for Chaz. Check out this video exclusively on the PSN!
File size: 116 MB (HD), 191 MB (1080)

AST Dew Tour – Behind the Scenes with Andy M.
Skate Vert athlete Andy Macdonald takes you behind the scenes in Portland for the Dew Tour. Check out this video exclusively on the PSN!
File size: 92 MB (HD), 154 MB (1080)

AST Dew Tour – PlayStation Pro Moments Portland
Download and watch part two of the behind the scenes series looking at the making of Legendary. In this episode, we hang out with the dev team as they talk about Legendary’s other creatures; the titan-class Golem and Kraken to the smaller – but still lethal – Firedrake, Nari and Echidna Tentacle.
File size: 49 MB (HD), 87 MB (1080)

Play the Pros: Baltimore
Danny Mayer, skate vert athlete, and Mathieu Therres, skate park pro, compete on the PlayStation® Experience truck against their fans in Gran Turismo™ 5 Prologue. Check out this video exclusively on the PSN!
File size: 72 MB (HD), 120 MB (1080)

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.

PSP Game Download

* Cube ($9.99)
(also downloadable via PS3)

* PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient ($9.99)
(also downloadable via PS3)

Game Demos (Free)

* NBA 09 PSP Demo
(also downloadable via PS3)

Game Videos

* NBA 09 PSP Trailer

//Add Your Own

118 Comments

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1

+ ftwrthtx on September 18th, 2008 at 12:39 pm said:

Nice update!

Thanks!


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+ craazy on September 18th, 2008 at 12:40 pm said:

would be better if I didnt already own the CoD stuff


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+ Ac3theone on September 18th, 2008 at 12:42 pm said:

cool


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+ Renck on September 18th, 2008 at 12:43 pm said:

Sweet!!!!


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+ Scodo_Thope on September 18th, 2008 at 12:43 pm said:

Nice update!

Life with a Fracture demo is good!

:P


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+ ParadoxSeven on September 18th, 2008 at 12:44 pm said:

This is great, 2 demos! Also Burnout Paradise Bike Patch is out! Great Thursday!


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+ eric1018 on September 18th, 2008 at 12:44 pm said:

Cool :)


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+ BlackShadows14 on September 18th, 2008 at 12:45 pm said:

Can’t complain about this update. Nice :)


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+ T41NT on September 18th, 2008 at 12:46 pm said:

love my life with playstation, but why cant i add my city to it , im in pittsburgh so the weather doesnt really help me much or the new …. :-( :-(


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+ EViD on September 18th, 2008 at 12:46 pm said:

As always, thanks for the heads up.

Can’t wait for WipEout HD coming next week.


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+ ParadoxSeven on September 18th, 2008 at 12:47 pm said:

Would be awesome to get a NBA 09 Demo, also will we ever move to a format where we get store updates through out the week, instead of 0 updates except on thursdays. Maybe when Home gets here. :) But none the less, great day.


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+ mobiletone on September 18th, 2008 at 12:48 pm said:

MERCS 2, sorted, loved the first game, and i don’t care if the graphics are a bit shady on this demo, it’s FUN!

thanks Sony.

ps: Life with Playstation is rather nice.


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+ E-DOGG on September 18th, 2008 at 12:51 pm said:

nba 09?


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+ kspraydad on September 18th, 2008 at 12:52 pm said:

Not sure why SingStar’s content doesn’t get some time here…

Today the following English language songs have been added to the NA SingStore

Annie My Heartbeat
Bros I Owe You Nothing
Earth Wind & Fire Boogie Wonderland
Five Everybody Get Up
Freemasons When You Touch Me
Goldfrapp Ooh La La
Judas Priest Breaking The Law
Kim Wilde Kids in America
Mark Ronson feat. Phantom Planet Just
Motorpsycho The Other Fool
Naughty By Nature O.P.P.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Ship Song
Ryan Cabrera On The Way Down
Seal Kiss From A Rose
Simple Plan Welcome To My Life
Soulwax Caramel
The Pigeon Detectives This Is An Emergency
The Poodles Raise The Banner
Toploader Dancing In The Moonlight


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+ Link Jr on September 18th, 2008 at 12:53 pm said:

Great, thanks for the news!


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+ twooh on September 18th, 2008 at 12:53 pm said:

Great job on another great thursday. Looking forward to next week. :P


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+ BigOLBallz on September 18th, 2008 at 12:54 pm said:

this has nothing to do with Psn updates , but how do I get avatars on the Blog, thanx and thanx for the updates


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+ darkiewonder on September 18th, 2008 at 12:54 pm said:

nice update. it’s great to go live early this week.

But i thought Puzzle Quest was suppose to be up? what happened?


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+ EvoAnubis on September 18th, 2008 at 12:57 pm said:

Sweet Update!!!


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+ Toast on September 18th, 2008 at 12:59 pm said:

2 good demos, not bad


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+ kspraydad on September 18th, 2008 at 12:59 pm said:

Red Baron?


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+ slipping_halo on September 18th, 2008 at 1:00 pm said:

i thought wipeout was today……..damn, oh well great stuff sony!


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+ EvoAnubis on September 18th, 2008 at 1:01 pm said:

@22: That’s NEXT Thursday.


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+ LuNaTiCxX on September 18th, 2008 at 1:04 pm said:

I wish they would’ve released the mercs 2 demo before the game came out, could of saved me $60


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+ lifeRPGs on September 18th, 2008 at 1:05 pm said:

Just a thought: Why don’t you add trophies to FOLDING@HOME ? That could be an advantage, and make even more people use the application


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+ FeaturePreacher on September 18th, 2008 at 1:08 pm said:

WE NEED MULTIPLE DATA ALBUM EDIT!!!

WE NEED MULTIPLE DATA ALBUM EDIT!!!

WE NEED MULTIPLE DATA ALBUM EDIT!!!

WE NEED MULTIPLE DATA ALBUM EDIT!!!


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+ djsic on September 18th, 2008 at 1:09 pm said:

Great Playstation Store update. Life with Playstation and all the new demos and videos. Wow I am thoroughly impressed. You all at Playstation finally made me appreciate all that you do for us LittleBigPeople out there. Once again thank you for all your work. Keep us updated on everything Playstation. Not like you already don’t. But still.


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+ TheInfectedBy590 on September 18th, 2008 at 1:11 pm said:

I need help please! :( !!!

I can’t seem to connect to F@H or LifewithPS servers, and it’s not just now, I haven’t been able to get connected with F@H for a while now(even though I am logged in PSN) how can I fix this?! :(

PS. nice update and thank you for releasing LifewithPS!


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+ Sephiroth on September 18th, 2008 at 1:11 pm said:

Ok I got to say, no PS1 RPGs AGAIN = fail, I’m not turning on my PS3 today either to download something, thanx Sony :S

However, I must say that I’m planning to buy Burnout Paradise soon, as soon as I can save enough money to buy a new byke :)


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+ Neil on September 18th, 2008 at 1:11 pm said:

Best part of today is that Mainichi Issho gets trophies!


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+ FeaturePreacher on September 18th, 2008 at 1:12 pm said:

Just saw the recent sales numbers from this week’s Media Create chart in Japan. Tales of Vesperia sold 90,000 on the 360. I think its time that Sony just went out and bought Square Enix. Otherwise they could seriously lose market share on their own home turf. If that happens, expect more once ps3 exclusives to go multi-platform.


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+ Fersis on September 18th, 2008 at 1:12 pm said:

great update.
I love demos :D


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+ EvoAnubis on September 18th, 2008 at 1:14 pm said:

WTF is “multiple album data edit,” and why the **** do “we” need it?


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+ djsic on September 18th, 2008 at 1:17 pm said:

Yeah what is that “multiple album data edit”


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+ vandam on September 18th, 2008 at 1:18 pm said:

Wow, a PSP demo no way!!! I just was wondering about the Socom beta testing since I have Qore 1 and NO beta key. I have contacted constumer service they sent me E-mail saying they got my E-mail and would respond within 72hr. Well that was Sundayit’s Thursday now and NO word on this? WTF I’m anual Qore subcriber to. And I wonder if they had this same problem when HOME BETA went out?


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+ tabcounter on September 18th, 2008 at 1:18 pm said:

It’s about time the PC store got some love!
Great update. Thanx


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+ GGCAN on September 18th, 2008 at 1:19 pm said:

Thanks Grace…

Lots of good stuff and more in the very near future.


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+ saintfighteraqua on September 18th, 2008 at 1:20 pm said:

Hmm, not what I was hoping for, but not a total loss.
I want more Singstore updates too.


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+ FeaturePreacher on September 18th, 2008 at 1:23 pm said:

@EvoAnubis
It is just what it sounds like. Here’s what I imagine the process to be like. You hit the triangle button and select the multiple data album edit. This brings up a list of all the items in a category from which you can mark checkboxes to select the pieces of data whose album info you wish to change. Then you hit an ok button which brings up a text prompt that allows you to enter the name of the album that all the selected pieces of data will have. Once this is all done you will have changed the album info of multiple pieces of data instead of doing it for each individual piece.

It’s needed to make organizing data such as demos, psn downloads, and photos closer to being as easy as it is on the psp.


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+ Koroshiya on September 18th, 2008 at 1:23 pm said:

Good update


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+ FeaturePreacher on September 18th, 2008 at 1:25 pm said:

@EvoAnubis & djsic
Doesn’t multiple data album edit seem like such an easy thing to implement? Certainly seems easier than making a globe with sparse amount of highlighted cities from which you could get local news.


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+ enrichovega on September 18th, 2008 at 1:27 pm said:

@ LuNaTiCxX

I never buy a game without trying out a demo for it first unless its a AAA can’t miss. I learned this lesson the hard way unfortunately…I’m lookin at u Turning Point!


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+ sublimentality on September 18th, 2008 at 1:27 pm said:

when you transfer your music to the PS3 it doesnt always take all the embedded tags there for its hard to keep all the music organized on the PS3, its all just random songs in one folder. You have to go to each individual song and input info manually. Instead of just being able to select all tool songs and retag for example. I agree we need this more than ever now that more and more games are supporting custom music. I dont want to spend 36 hours retagging all my stuff.


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+ geekmeetsworld on September 18th, 2008 at 1:28 pm said:

According to this press release: http://psp.ign.com/articles/911/911385p1.html

And this press release:
http://psp.ign.com/articles/908/908449p1.html

Puzzle Quest was supposed to be released today instead of PQ. This is disappointing as I have been looking forward to a UMD free version of Puzzle Quest since the PC store was launched. What the @#%#! is going on here?


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+ EvoAnubis on September 18th, 2008 at 1:30 pm said:

@39: Just use the playlists for your music and photos. It does almost exactly what you depict (just in a different order). What you’re talking about, I don’t need.

What “we” DO need is sequential playback for videos and video playlists. “Multiple album data edit” is a waste of time.


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+ HaVoK_08 on September 18th, 2008 at 1:33 pm said:

Decent update, but honestly next week’s update is what i am anticipating:):)


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+ meta1militia on September 18th, 2008 at 1:41 pm said:

Great update! I was looking forward to playing Mercenaries 2. I have a couple questions though, Sony. Well, more like suggestions. It would be very cool to have Voice Messages sent through PSN, and also an option to send friends requests to join your game via XMB. Those are the only 2 features Xbox Live has over PS3. If those 2 things are gone, PS3 will feel superior in every way.

BTW, I love Life With Playstation! A good program for a good cause. Thanks!


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+ FeaturePreacher on September 18th, 2008 at 1:49 pm said:

@EvoAnubis
Well what about organizing psn games from demos. Moreover if you have a lot of pix or music on the hard drive, multiple data album editing makes getting to content to put it in a playlist much faster.


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+ OLy on September 18th, 2008 at 1:50 pm said:

Hey Grace, is there any chance of getting Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 on the PS store? Mortal Kombat 2 was such a huge hit; I’m sure UMK3 would do just as well. There is a very strong fan base for this game (i.e., Xbox 360′s success with the game).


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+ FeaturePreacher on September 18th, 2008 at 1:51 pm said:

@metal1militia
I would say they also need to have custom soundtracks in all games to match the 360. My goodness, even small downloadable games lack this feature.


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