Oct 09

PlayStation Store Update

Grace Chen's Avatar Posted by on Oct 09, 2008 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

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


Qore Episode 5 ($2.99 for episode / $24.99 for Annual Subscription)
Episode 5 celebrates Halloween with a scary game roundup. It also includes exclusive access to SEGA’s Valkyria Chronicles demo, some spooky/creepy artwork and new shooting galleries.
File Size: 1.68 GB


Linger in Shadows ($2.99)
Linger in Shadows is a unique interactive digital art experience that uses the SIXAXIS controller to manipulate the very fabric of time and reality. Groundbreaking graphics and interactivity raise the bar for what is possible on PlayStation 3. Download Linger in Shadows and experience a truly unique journey that will change the way you think about games and art.
File Size: 100 MB

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords ($14.99)
Building upon the addictive and easy to- learn gameplay of a puzzle game by integrating story and character progression elements found in RPGs, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords delivers a brand new type of game that pushes the puzzle genre to a previously unseen level. The PSN version of the game also includes the content from the ‘Wrath of the Plague Lord’ expansion pack.
File Size: 242 MB

Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars ($14.99)
Get ready for non-stop action as you take control of a rocket-powered super car! It is a sport like no other, where supersonic cars jump, flip, and rocket boost their way to victory!
File Size: 177 MB

Add-on Game Content

Hot Shots Golf Fall Fashion Line ($2.99)
Spruce up your Hot Shots Golf Fall wardrobe with a collection of playful and funky new outfits ideal for golf wherever you play. Five new costumes come your way with 6 variations for each new costume giving you a total of 30 new outfits to dress your favorite 5 players in Hot Shots Golf Out Of Bounds. So now matter where you play, you’ll certainly be the best dressed player on the course.
File Size: 101 KB

Dead Space Obsidian Suit (Free)
Download the exclusive Obsidian Suit now, available only for the PLAYSTATION 3! This amazing Level 5 suit features the jet black PLAYSTATION 3 colors, upgraded toughness, and extra inventory slots.
File Size: 10.4 MB

Note: Free for a limited time only.

Dead Space Scorpion Suit ($2.49)
Download the exclusive Scorpion Suit now! Equip Isaac with this stunning Level 5 suit featuring enhanced armor and extra inventory slots.
File Size 9.31 MB


  • All Leagues Pack ($19.99)
  • Barclays Premier League English Pack ($6.99)
  • Bundesliga German Pack ($6.99)
  • Liga BBVA Spanish Pack ($6.99)
  • Ligue 1 French Pack ($6.99)
  • Primera Division De Mexico Pack ($6.99)
  • Serie A Italian Pack ($6.99)

File Sizes: 100 KB

Mega Man 9 Endless Attack Mode ($2.99)
File Size: 216 KB

Mega Man 9 Protoman Mode ($1.99)
File Size: 100 KB

Rock Band

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

The Offspring Track Pack 01 ($5.49; includes tracks below, also offered individually)

  • Gone Away – The Offspring ($1.99)
  • Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) – The Offspring ($1.99)
  • Self Esteem – The Offspring ($1.99)

Various Tracks

  • All Right Now – Free ($1.99)
  • Bad to the Bone – George Thorogood ($1.99)
  • Cream and Bastards Ride – Harvey Danger ($1.99)
  • Nearly Lost You – Screaming Trees ($1.99)
  • Push It – Static-X ($1.99)
  • Stop! – Against Me ($1.99)

File sizes: 21.7 MB – 38.9 MB (singles), 91.7 MB (track pack)

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution Single Player Map Pack: Brave New Worlds (Free)
New Single Player Maps for Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution! Includes 4 new maps, each with its own unique geography providing uncharted new challenges.
File Size: 42.1 MB

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution Scenario Pack: The Victory Pack ($1.25)
Three new scenarios that are variations on classic victory conditions.
File Size: 104 KB

Super Stardust HD Game Bundle with Solo & Team modes ($14.99)
In Super Stardust HD, your mission is simple: destroy everything in sight! Visit different planets and fend off giant asteroids and waves of enemies by utilizing three upgradeable weapons to save the solar system from total annihilation. Download this bundle today to get the hit game plus the Solo and Team add-ons, all together at a discounted price.

Super Stardust HD Add-on Bundle (Solo & Team) ($7.99)
This is an upgrade pack for Super Stardust HD. You must already own the full title to make use of this upgrade.
File Size: 377 KB

Download this bundle today to get both the Solo and Team add-ons at a discounted price.

Demos (Free)

Download the Warhawk Demo today and check out the award-winning online gameplay expereince – “Online Battles Await.”
File Size: 855 MB

Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars
File Size: 160 MB

Game Videos (Free)

LittleBigPlanet Life in LBP Ep. 2 (Play)
The second in a series of documentary-style videos exploring the wonders of LittleBigPlanet. In this episode, we see how SackBoys play! Alone or in a pack, these little guys know how to have a good time!
File Size: 157 MB

LittleBigPlanet Playtime
“Rockstar or Nerd? Pirate or Ninja? Whoever you are, when you come to LittleBigPlanet, its time to PLAY! Play alone or with friends and Jump, Race, or Slap your way to victory.
File Size: 52 MB

MotorStorm Pacific Rift Crashes & Carnage Trailer
In MotorStorm Pacific Rift, race first and think second. Anything goes when trying to reach the finish line and not every racer makes it. Watch these spectacular crashes as the Stormers reach for the goal. Stormers Unite!
File Size: 53.2 MB (720p) / 87.9 MB (1080p)

NBA 09 Trailers (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: 38.4 – 46.5 MB

SOCOM: Confrontation – Desert Glory Flythrough
Fly through Dersert Glory, a classic map from the SOCOM universe rebuilt for SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation.
File Size: 72.2 MB

Bioshock Official Trailer
No gods or kings. Only man. Welcome to Rapture. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically mutated citizens you come to grips with a mysterious and fascinating world that not only challenges your capacity to adapt and survive, but brings to question your values and commitments to the inhabitants of Rapture. If your life was the prize, would you kill the innocent? Would you sacrifice your humanity? Opportunity awaits.
File Size: 68.5

Legendary: The Box Behind the Scenes 3 & 4 (x2)
Download and watch part three of the behind the scenes series looking at the making of Legendary. In this episode, we catch up with the dev team as they reveal their thoughts on the two main enemy creatures of the game: the mighty griffon and the savage werewolf.
File Sizes: Scene 3 (216 MB) / Scene 4 (166 MB)

Mercenaries 2 World In Flames Payback Trailer
Watch what others have been saying about Mercenaries 2!
File Size: 94.1 MB

Soul Calibur IV Character Gameplay Combos Trailer
This SOULCALIBUR IV trailer introduces some of the fantastic fighting moves executable in the game.
Check out these moves to pull them off in your next battle!
File Size: 181 MB

Tom Clancy’s End War Command Points Video Briefing
Leverage your points: This video will teach you the basics of command points and how you can use them to get access to a range of powerful mission support
File Size: 65.9 MB

Tom Clancy’s End War Mass Destruction Trailer
Demolish your enemy: This video will show off the most devastating weapons in your arsenal and give you tips on when to use them.
File Size: 70.2 MB

Starting today, PlayStation Store will begin to offer premium themes for purchase. These include themes from our partners Smobile and Disruptive Media Publishers as well as some game publishers.

Paid Themes

Kicks Theme ($0.99)
File Size: 2.71 MB

Bioshock Exclusive Theme ($0.99)
File Size: 5.41 MB

* Disruptive Media Publishers Paid Themes (x20)

Auburn University ($1.99)
File Size: 5.11 MB

Florida State University ($1.99)
File Size: 5.03 MB

University of Georgia ($1.99)
File Size: 4.93 MB

University of Miami ($1.99)
File Size: 5.02 MB

University of Michigan ($1.99)
File Size: 4.95 MB

University of North Carolina ($1.99)
File Size: 5.10 MB

University of Tennessee ($1.99)
File Size: 5.09 MB

University of Texas ($1.99)
File Size: 5.01 MB

Beach Sampler ($1.99)
File Size: 5.32 MB

Summer Down Under ($1.99)
File Size: 5.06 MB

Digital Techno ($1.49)
File Size: 4.55 MB

High Voltage ($1.49)
File Size: 5.57 MB

Horror Eyes ($1.49)
File Size: 5.53 MB

Refracted Revolt ($1.49)
File Size: 3.94 MB

Bad Girls ($1.49)
File Size: 3.58 MB

Halloween Vixens ($1.49)
File Size: 4.75 MB

Golden Retriever ($1.49)
File Size: 6.02 MB

Man’s Best Friend ($1.49)
File Size: 5.81 MB

Nordic Majesty ($1.49)
File Size: 5.84 MB

Seaside Sunsets ($1.49)
File Size: 4.77 MB

* Smobile Paid Themes

Elven-X ($0.99)
File Size: 4.72 MB

Iron Guard ($0.99)
File Size: 2.08 MB

Themes & Wallpapers (Free)

WipEout HD All Teams #2 Theme
File Size: 2.44 MB

Fallout 3 Brotherhood of Steel Theme
File Size: 1.43 MB

Fallout PIP-BOY 3000 Theme
File Size: 856 KB

Linger In Shadows Wallpapers (x2)
File Size: 235 – 412 KB

ATV Pure Wallpapers (x4)
File Size: 670 – 965 KB

Valkyria Chronicles Wallpapers (x2)
File Size: 1.42 – 1.57 MB


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 Downloads

* Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow (UMD Legacy) ($24.99)
* Guilty Gear Judgement (UMD Legacy) ($5.99)


* echochrome level pack add-on ($4.99)

Videos (Free)

* Neverland Card Battles Trailer

Themes & Wallpapers (Free)

* NBA 09 PSP Theme 2
* Neverland Card Battles Wallpaper

//Add Your Own

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+ nickjd331 on October 10th, 2008 at 2:07 am said:

I just had to say how impressed I am that Dylan Jobe is actually reading through these comments to answer warhawk questions in a post not really about warhawk.

I’ll also say how impressed I am with the support for warhawk since release. The mix of paid and free content is perfect. Constantly improving what I thought was practically perfect since launch.

So I may as well ask a question…

Any new Warhawk expansions or patches in development?



+ FeaturePreacher on October 10th, 2008 at 2:32 am said:

Just tried the Warhawk demo and was wondering if you guys could share the code with other developers that allows access to music stored on the hard while playing the game?


+ mstc_q on October 10th, 2008 at 2:48 am said:

You know, I tried the whole theme thing with the free themes, and I always find myself going back to the awesome silky default XMB theme.

Oh, and I’ll add that I’m among the crowd that wants some of those PSone games that Japan is enjoying right now; more specifically Alundra and Einhander.


+ eclipsed4utoo on October 10th, 2008 at 5:47 am said:

I would like to request a University of South Carolina theme to be made.


+ George Burdell on October 10th, 2008 at 6:22 am said:

I’m actually rather disappointed in the paid themes. I’m not seeing one for me. Where’s the Georgia Tech theme?


+ harlemzkid on October 10th, 2008 at 6:30 am said:

wait is dead space out now??


+ snskidtv21 on October 10th, 2008 at 6:37 am said:

Nope dead space isn’t out yet. lol

I am not paying for a PS3 theme.


+ B1-66ER on October 10th, 2008 at 6:46 am said:

why am I not surprised? The PC version of the store always get crappy updates.


+ Andy D on October 10th, 2008 at 6:49 am said:

I am really enjoying the preview feature for the paid for themes. Why cant we have that for the non paid themes as well?


+ LeoMindfreak08 on October 10th, 2008 at 7:07 am said:

Just a little recomendation: down the anual subscription of Qore to $20.00 or make $25.00 PSN Cards.


+ Watchmann on October 10th, 2008 at 7:37 am said:

Overall, an excellent update, however again I’m very disappointed with the “premium” themes and paid demos (i.e. Quore).

As mentioned by others, paying for themes is a bit objectionable, but all the more so when the theme in question is promoting a new game release (Bioshock!). My money is better spent on something like “Linger in Shadows”.

I’m not holding out much hope of any increase in the output rate of PS1 releases. I recall hearing that that type of content isn’t particularly profitable for Sony, where as I imagine these “premium” themes offer a better value (at least for Sony). It’s interesting to see the deluge of these paid themes, versus the small number of freebies.

This nickel and diming only serves to frustrate consumers.


+ TheOnlyBlackJu on October 10th, 2008 at 7:39 am said:

Seriously though, where is Soldner-X and Red Baron Arcade? It’s lame they get pushed back and we get no info on it.


+ psyXcho on October 10th, 2008 at 8:14 am said:

ok I’m an idiot, How are you guys previewing the paid themes? I could not find this feature last night.


+ HorizonShadow on October 10th, 2008 at 8:42 am said:

Neither could I, =/


+ coramoor_ on October 10th, 2008 at 9:39 am said:

university of guelph theme please


+ Twyst on October 10th, 2008 at 9:49 am said:

most of the paid themes are catered to dudes :(


+ psyXcho on October 10th, 2008 at 9:51 am said:


forget my question…


+ psyXcho on October 10th, 2008 at 9:56 am said:

The themes are nice but my limit is .99 cents. anything more for something you can’t even play seems unjustified..

Here’s the link.



+ stennex on October 10th, 2008 at 9:57 am said:

Tis weeks updates were not that great. To think that Sony would really put out themes that we are already getting from elsewhere for free or paid membership, and charge us for them not cool. Then don’t even have animation in the background which i strongly believe would have made them sell. As for the demo it was painstakingly obvious that instead of a car there should have been for example a human shaped robot or some other object that could easily be used to stop the balls. This is the 21st century and we keep coming up with the most ridiculous things for games. I hope i eventually get into this business and not do the same.


+ teb_60 on October 10th, 2008 at 11:24 am said:

Hi u doing Grace, I heard about the update for puzzle quest like last week; I downloaded the game recently now mind you i beat this game already on PSP. I do not see the difference; where is the ‘Wrath of the Plague Lord’ expansion pack, don’t see any change is it in the game does it show up after you beat the first part.


+ enrichovega on October 10th, 2008 at 12:31 pm said:

Can’t seem to find a theme for my school. How’s about some love for the #6 team in the nation those Nittany Lions.

WE ARE!!!!!!!!!!

PENN STATE!!!!!!!!


+ zeke2040 on October 10th, 2008 at 12:53 pm said:

great update… any word on a ff13 demo yet? shesh! i’ve been waiting forever for it…lol


+ HareLoco on October 10th, 2008 at 1:04 pm said:

They have to charge for themes because the content needs to be licensed. It’s not like the web where people can do whatever they want and aren’t held accountable. The universities and even game copyright owners are licensing specific usage rights to Sony so they can do that. It’s not like Sony doesn’t have to pay people to license as well as create the themes.


+ Wuggyboobeaufuf on October 10th, 2008 at 1:29 pm said:

@It’s a 5 minute graphical demo that is only a little over 100mb in size.

Then they shouldn’t be charging for it at all.

>No company in their right mind would distribute that on any sort of physical media. It sells to a niche audience and the cost of producing and shipping it to stores would be way to much for something that sells for only $2.99

Then why sell it if it’s such a niche product?

>For games that are larger in size, I agree with you that having a physical copy is better. A 100mb file that is no longer than 5 minutes in one play cycle that appeals to a very small crowd isn’t cost effective enough to produce in physical form.

Either produce it in physical form or don’t sell it. There is *no* grey area on this issue.


+ blazndragon0 on October 10th, 2008 at 2:14 pm said:

Great update indeed. Looking forward to checking out the games in Qore.


+ Koroshiya on October 10th, 2008 at 2:54 pm said:


Well, Sony owns the rights to it, not you. They will continue to make things available for purchase online only. You either move along with it, or get left behind.

I am going to end the debate over this with you here. You bring up some good points, but it’s not going to change. You can boycott all you want, other people will still buy it. If boycotting worked, EA wouldn’t still be making rushed games with bugs in them and they wouldn’t still own the rights to exclusively make NFL games.


+ Rhez on October 10th, 2008 at 2:55 pm said:

I was wondering where the Qore episode was last week. Anyway its presence here makes this week’s update all the more awesome. And yes I concur “warhawk demo!”. Linger in Shadows is awesome. Glad to see all the dlc add-ons. Always glad to know developers haven’t forgotten a game once its been released. Love the NatGeo style LBP vids.

Please, please add some form of preview for the premium themes. Would like at least a clear pic of the background/icons.


+ Rhez on October 10th, 2008 at 3:01 pm said:

okay i just read the link for disruptive publishers. Those images should have been included on the PSN. At least you can see the multiple backgrounds and the icon styles.


+ Mickeymac92 on October 10th, 2008 at 4:40 pm said:

Awesome update! I just bought Guilty Gear Judgment, and it is a steal at $6!

Wish the Valkria Chronicles Demo was free, though, that’s a game I think more people should pay attention to.


+ Mickeymac92 on October 10th, 2008 at 4:43 pm said:

Quick Q, how do I set my avatar? Do I seriously have to use that Gravatar thing? Because there’s this one pic that I always use, and I prefer to be consistent.


+ Myk_Saiten on October 10th, 2008 at 6:56 pm said:

Sweet update. As far as the demos coming out in Qore first, if you subscribe to Qore, it costs $25. If you wait a couple weeks they’re free. As far as paid themes, check em out. If you don’t like em, don’t buy em. Also, Dead Space looks awesome.


+ erdie on October 10th, 2008 at 9:21 pm said:

What a great update! Time to tear into some of this stuff.


+ Noc Da Sniper on October 10th, 2008 at 9:38 pm said:

its like you read my mind.. I always wanted to play warhawk and now I get the chance to before i buy it.,, I mean I litterally walked by it in the store ! I will download it now and get to training….

Any Word On Home?


+ Wuggyboobeaufuf on October 10th, 2008 at 9:40 pm said:


Well, Sony owns the rights to it, not you. They will continue to make things available for purchase online only. You either move along with it, or get left behind.

It’s not about getting “left behind”. As a consumer, I damn well have THE RIGHT to *demand* the content on the format that *I* >want.

>I am going to end the debate over this with you here.

Good, because I’m right.

>You bring up some good points,

Because I’m right.

>but it’s not going to change.

It better – because I’m not going to shut up about it on this blog until it does.

>You can boycott all you want, other people will still buy it.

Then they are idiots. It’s not about boycotting anyway. It’s about making sure that *other* voices are heard and Sony gets the point that more than one method of content delivery is valid.


+ TrueScythe on October 11th, 2008 at 12:57 am said:

I’m loving the Premium Themes guys…keep it up…!!!


+ LordMetzen on October 11th, 2008 at 2:37 am said:


>Then they are idiots. It’s not about boycotting anyway. It’s about making sure that *other* voices are heard and Sony gets the point that more than one method of content delivery is valid.

That makes you an idiot too man lol…

More than one method of content deliveri IS ALREADY VALID…Just not to EVERY CONTENT.

ADD-ONS on BLURAY aren’t possible because of production costs…


You are indeed entitled to say as you wish, but so are we…

I ALSO HAVE THE RIGHT TO *Demand* the content on the format that *I* want….and that is BOTH ARE FINE TO ME…so..YELL THE F UP…WE WILL YELL HARDER


+ LordMetzen on October 11th, 2008 at 2:47 am said:

BTW Sony doesn’t own or create the premium themes, or decide over content inside Qore and make a profit for allowing that content to be sold on the PSN.

Like BestBuy doesn’t own or create PS3 or computers…they make a profit selling them, software and content is the same.

If a small studio can’t sell stuff in physical media because lacks the money, they can try to sell a digital version of it wich is cheaper and faster to make.


+ LordMetzen on October 11th, 2008 at 2:59 am said:

@ Wuggyboobeaufuf

For example, if Wuggyboobeaufuf charges $2.99 to “physically interact with his mom” (assuming she is good looking) in his neighborhood, he would probably make a profit.

BUT what if he sold a video of his mom over the internet (again, assuming she is good looking).


Physical media isn’t to make what you want, there are rules that still apply, you can’t legally make copies of your ps3 bluray games, that’s why they only play on a ps3, they are DRM protected, *you own the physical media* not the content.

Owning “physical media” entitles you to 2 things, enjoy the content the way it states on the EULA or do whatever you want with the “physical media” not the content.


+ Wuggyboobeaufuf on October 11th, 2008 at 10:32 am said:

@237 – You’re not supposed to need add-ons to Blu-Ray because there’s supposed to be enough space to do eveything you want! If you buy DLC, then you are part of the problem.

@239 – Grow up.


+ Rhez on October 11th, 2008 at 1:31 pm said:

After I made my last comment I went to PSN and found the links for the premium theme previews. They either weren’t there the first time I looked or they just didn’t load. Either way, thanks.


+ Uncle_Rico326 on October 11th, 2008 at 5:55 pm said:


Why is it that we are not able to get cool PS One classics like Resident Evil 1 and 2?
On the Japanese Playstation store they are available… It would be really cool to be able to purchase those great titles that defined an entire generation, come on Sony, you can do it… right?


+ Gogrizman on October 12th, 2008 at 12:44 am said:

There sure alot of whiners on this blog…. If you hate Sony so much, go play your X-box! Let us enjoy our great content, and free online gameplay. :-)


+ Rayziel on October 12th, 2008 at 9:43 pm said:

Great work with Linger In Shadows.
I’ll be waiting for the next chapters.


+ Azzriel on October 13th, 2008 at 5:37 pm said:

Great update but…LOL @ paying for themes.


+ Bellamonte on October 15th, 2008 at 8:49 pm said:

Well as I see, the mods sometimes reply to the comments left on here so I decided to ask my question here.

Why isn’t the one year subscription to Qore available???

I bought (my first issue) Qore #5 and I really liked it so I came back to buy a full year subscription and now I can’t find it anywhere on the playstation store, so if anyone could tell me why it happened I’d be glad.


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