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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

51

+ SantanaClaus89 on September 18th, 2008 at 1:57 pm said:

I could’ve sworn Red Baron was supposed to come out today…

Oh well the demos are certianly nice, and we know we have WipEout HD coming next Thursday… Here’s hoping for Mega Man 9 next week!!!!


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+ Fishyesque on September 18th, 2008 at 1:58 pm said:

I found an issue.

When you download the 4th NBA 09 video, it really downloads the second. Double checked.

Cheers


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+ Ajora on September 18th, 2008 at 2:03 pm said:

I was expecting BioShock demo! =O I guess it’s coming later :)
Great stuff Grace ^_^ thank you for the Valkyria Chronicles GC Trailer, my most anticipated game along with R2 and LBP!


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+ FeaturePreacher on September 18th, 2008 at 2:03 pm said:

@EvoAnubis
One more thing on multiple data album editing. When making a playlist, you cannot access previously made playlists. So when you want to make a playlist composed of data from other playlists, you’re out of luck. You would have to wade through all of that data again instead of having it conveniently organized into an album. So once again.

WE NEED MULTIPLE DATA ALBUM EDIT!!!

WE NEED MULTIPLE DATA ALBUM EDIT!!!

WE NEED MULTIPLE DATA ALBUM EDIT!!!

WE NEED MULTIPLE DATA ALBUM EDIT!!!

And so do you Anubis. Playlists are no substitute for an album since you can’t access a playlist when creating a new playlist.


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+ WHAT on September 18th, 2008 at 2:05 pm said:

One week to WipeOut. :)


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+ chewielogan on September 18th, 2008 at 2:08 pm said:

kind of ridiculous not to have the title track of the album on there.


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+ EvoAnubis on September 18th, 2008 at 2:13 pm said:

You’d have to do the same thing in order to do your “multiple album data edit” anyway. Why do something twice when you can just do it once?

As far as demos are concerned, why would you need “multiple album data edit” for that?


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+ EvoAnubis on September 18th, 2008 at 2:17 pm said:

@53: You could simply edit the existing playlist. Your “multiple album data edit” is a waste of time.


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+ aiphanes on September 18th, 2008 at 2:18 pm said:

Yes, this has been a good week. Life with Playstation, the Socom beta update to 1.30, a good PSN store update. A good Singstar Store Update…even a firmware update that maybe added or turned on some feature in GT5 prologue.

Good going Sony!


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+ bp9801 on September 18th, 2008 at 2:20 pm said:

Nice update, Fracture and Mercenaries demo are so nice. Been waiting for Mercenaries, see if I should get it haha.

Now what they need to do is add Iron Man to the movie store and I’ll be happy.


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+ C-h-a-o-s on September 18th, 2008 at 2:20 pm said:

Will demo size ever decrease? Just wondering.


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+ Ghostm on September 18th, 2008 at 2:21 pm said:

@14 kspraydad

You’re absolutely right about the Sing Star comment. Sing Star DLC should be included in every Thursdays PSN Store update. My friends and I are big fans of that game. We have no way of knowing when there’s new songs unless we go and look for it.

Now I can try Mercenaries 2 for myself. Even though most likely I won’t buy it since there’s no Trophy support. I believe all current PS3 title should come with Trophies or patch once released. I want my full $60+tax worth!


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+ verybadbeetle on September 18th, 2008 at 2:25 pm said:

Another outstanding update. Keep up the great work Sony, we really appreciate it!


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+ VenomX on September 18th, 2008 at 2:26 pm said:

Good update!!!! I’m loving it! Singstar’s DLC should be included in every Thursday’s PSN Store update. I agree!!!

More PS1 classics should be up as well!


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+ Ghostm on September 18th, 2008 at 2:26 pm said:

Some new avatars would be great! I’m so bored with the current one. Besides, I haven’t see any avatar updates.


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+ cell989 on September 18th, 2008 at 2:26 pm said:

well why arent there any dang PS1 calssics yet?? Here is what everyone else is waiting for too.

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


67

+ Zhi13 on September 18th, 2008 at 2:34 pm said:

Good update looking forward to next week :)


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+ EvoAnubis on September 18th, 2008 at 2:35 pm said:

@66: Yup. See, THOSE are things “we” need.


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+ FeaturePreacher on September 18th, 2008 at 2:35 pm said:

@EvoAnubis
So with your approach it would be necessary to continuously edit playlists instead of just having one playlist to access. For example, let’s say I wanted to listen to one album, that would equate to one playlist. Then let’s say I wanted a playlist for a particular mood, let’s say a hyper, electronica kind of playlist. I would have to edit a playlist over and over again when I wanted to switch between the two lists. That sounds exceptionally cumbersome to me when you could just have albums you access and only need to create one playlist for one occasion that you access whenever you want. Like I said before, playlists are no substitute for albums since you can’t access an playlist when you want to create a playlist. So again:

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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+ beastbarbour on September 18th, 2008 at 2:39 pm said:

Nice update, love it. Maybe next week yall can give us The Little Big Planet Beta Theme….PLEASE…. Thank U


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+ jqtaxpayer on September 18th, 2008 at 2:40 pm said:

Great news for people without the COD pack… those are good maps, and for $5, they’re a good deal.

I’ll definitely be picking up the demo, but I might have to pass on the Megadeth. I think the guitar heroics of Marty Friedman may just leave me frustrated, lol. I WILL say that I would’ve bought the “Rust In Peace” album regardless, though… a far better album, IMHO, and more impressive musicianship to boot.


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+ Daver on September 18th, 2008 at 2:40 pm said:

Great update! i didnt post anything in the life with playstation so ill do here, there was someone saying that you should add your friend list on the globe to see where they are and i was like what a great idea..
You should add that in the next update
Thanks for the update and life with playstation


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+ EvoAnubis on September 18th, 2008 at 2:41 pm said:

@69: You mean your music doesn’t already – no, damn this. *gives thumbs up* Fight the good fight, brother! More power to you!


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+ FeaturePreacher on September 18th, 2008 at 2:43 pm said:

@EvoAnubis
Also let’s talk about those ps1 games. It sure would be convenient to be able to organize them from psn games and demos and add-ons. I know you could put them in different albums. But what if you have a lot of them on your hard drive, it sure would be a pain to change the album info on them individually. I know a feature called multiple data album edit should be created. If playlists can do everything albums can do, which they cannot, why have albums?


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+ IronMan on September 18th, 2008 at 2:45 pm said:

Hey does anyone know what the PSN ids of the Infinity ward people are?


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+ EvoAnubis on September 18th, 2008 at 2:49 pm said:

@75: Maybe on their website. Otherwise, I have no idea.


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+ FritoZ on September 18th, 2008 at 3:01 pm said:

I totally agree with multiple album/demo/picture edits, for those of us with ALOT of data on our hard drives..

also sequential playback would be a great option, it would be nice to be able to turn it on/off like random play..

both good ideas!

also looking forward to Fracture demo, and i already bought Mercs2 for the 360…great game to kill a few hours with here and there!

thanks for the update!


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+ TheInfectedBy590 on September 18th, 2008 at 3:04 pm said:

Can someone please tell me how I can fix this problem!
For a while now I’ve noticed that when my PS3 goes idle and F@H comes up it doesn’t seem connected and now the Life is out I can’t connect to the servers! Even though everything else works fine, I’m logged in to PSN and I play online games just fine, but when it comes to F@H and LifewithPS it stays logged off… wtf someone plz help! :(


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+ 001 on September 18th, 2008 at 3:09 pm said:

Beautiful update Sony. You’ve been owning this week.


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+ Jeigh on September 18th, 2008 at 3:11 pm said:

This is definitely another killer update. Thanks to all involved! :D


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+ Netweb on September 18th, 2008 at 3:28 pm said:

Nice… but Fracture demo on UK store and Portugal have nothing?
Portugal is a country… please don’t ignore us…


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+ FeaturePreacher on September 18th, 2008 at 3:35 pm said:

@TheInfectedBy590
In LwP, under configuration, PLAYSTATION(R)Network, is the Sign-In Dialog Box option checked?


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+ Zorox on September 18th, 2008 at 3:37 pm said:

RPGs please.


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+ TheInfectedBy590 on September 18th, 2008 at 3:38 pm said:

@82
I’ve checked that and I have no problem signing on the PSN, it’s F@H and Life it always says ‘Could not connect to servers’
T.T


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+ FritoZ on September 18th, 2008 at 3:53 pm said:

@84

maybe reset your router?


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+ Seismic on September 18th, 2008 at 3:55 pm said:

Great update, thanks!


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+ Juben on September 18th, 2008 at 4:12 pm said:

@Zorox

Disgaea 3 we just got an rpg and got two more coming. Getting Valkyrie Chronicles as well then white knight chronicles and ES. Then Feb comes around and we get the ff13 demo which should be sexy along with Advent Children(Just a blu-ray not a game) complete.

@cell898
Most of the square games you listed have little to no chance of being released I think one or two are going to PSP. But you can always wish capcom and square would release them.

on a sad note my ps3 is off to repair red light flashes and I was just about to hit my 1600 work unit oh well maybe too much folding. No life with playstation well my friends showed it too me looks great other than the lack of a zoom feature.

Come on Sony you have to assume a lot of us have HDTVs and they are 37+ inches. Zoom feature with any type of reading should of been standard. Other than that got to see the VC trailer looks great.


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+ TheInfectedBy590 on September 18th, 2008 at 4:13 pm said:

@85

Like I said I don’t have problems with any other connections so the modem’s fine, but I reset it anyways and problem’s still there… :(


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+ TheInfectedBy590 on September 18th, 2008 at 4:14 pm said:

this sucks… am I the only one going through this? ;_;


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+ FeaturePreacher on September 18th, 2008 at 4:38 pm said:

@TheInfectedBy590
What firmware version do you have? Maybe 2.43 might help if you’re using 2.42.


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+ craft on September 18th, 2008 at 4:47 pm said:

this week was nice, still no live 09 demo huh, guess I have to wait one more weak…I dont see why we have to wait so long…


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+ warloque7 on September 18th, 2008 at 4:47 pm said:

Now that the Les Paul patch has hit, when it the Stratocaster patch going to be allowed into the wild? I want to use my stratocaster to play Death Magnetic.


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+ BStreakX on September 18th, 2008 at 4:53 pm said:

Two shooter demos? How about more PSN content for those of us who are not “hardcore” gamers? How about more demos of E-rated games?

I bought the PS3 assuming it would have similar games as the PS2 (games like Sly Cooper and SSX Tricky). Instead, the PS3 is becoming a clone of the Xbox with its focus on “hardcore” games, and it’s frustrating.

I’m sure most people here are “hardcore” gamers and appreciate the shooter games, but not all of us are.


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+ FeaturePreacher on September 18th, 2008 at 5:03 pm said:

@BStreakX
What have you tried so far?


95

+ Gkar of Narn on September 18th, 2008 at 5:25 pm said:

Where is the much needed demo for Unreal Tournament 3? Also, the Japanese Playstation Store has a new game video of Unreal Tournament 3. Can you please have it translated into English & put it up on the US Playstation Store?


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+ Silden on September 18th, 2008 at 5:25 pm said:

Ok, so where is Red Baron that was supposedly to be released today?

The bigger question is will WipEout HD face a similiar fate next week.

Funny how things fall into the Bermuda Playstation Triangle…


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+ dojikyo on September 18th, 2008 at 5:51 pm said:

Nice update over. But I’m curious about who to blame about the US PS3 SC4 not being patched. Is it held up in certification purgatory? Japanese PS3 SC4 got a balance patch about a week ago. I believe the US 360 SC4 got it yesterday. Yet here I am waiting.


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+ Psychedelicide on September 18th, 2008 at 5:51 pm said:

hmmm… where’s this week’s classic console/arcade game?! Why isn’t there one every week? -We’ll pay top dollar for it!!!


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+ TheInfectedBy590 on September 18th, 2008 at 6:02 pm said:

@90
Tried it….still the same, Life hates me :(


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+ DemonicMember on September 18th, 2008 at 6:04 pm said:

All this content is great; But it would be really great if Sony could come thru on some promises….I mean I’ve owned two PS1’s; a PS2; I still own PSP and PS3….I bought my psp-1001 for a promised launch title of GT4 Mobile…Can you say Vapor Ware? Then I bought my ps3….Home was announced March 07 i think, its been delayed how many times now? PSN Cards…..how long you guys been talking about them? I dont have a credit card; I would love to blow random cash on PSN but I can’t. Life with playstation… Delayed… Launched by accident… pulled why not just let it go live? This is frustrating us. Could you guys possibly start making some realistic launch schedules; or just stop telling us about things until they are actually ready?


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