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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Dec 04, 2008 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

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

Qore

Qore Annual Subscription ($24.99)
Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network is a monthly interactive video production covering the world of PlayStation. Qore provides its audience with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to developers and their games, from both the SCE Worldwide Studios and the third-party community, where the audience member can freely navigate through the content.
File size: 1.34 GB

Qore Episode 07: December, 2008 (free)
Episode 07 (December 2008) of Qore: Presented by the PlayStation®Network is being offered to all PSN account holders, 18 and older, for free! (*PSN registration required. user responsible for internet fees.) Download now to see what all of the excitement is about!
File size: 1.34 GB

Downloadable Games

Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer ($9.99)
Set in the distant future, Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer is a fast and furious shoot ‘em up with state-of-the-art graphics, driving soundtrack and classic fun gameplay sprinkled with fresh innovations. In the storyline, planet Earth’s resistance aims to stop a deadly infection consuming both life forms and technology alike, oddly having to rely on an anti-hero mercenary and bounty hunter to pilot a mighty prototype star fighter.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 845 MB

Add-on Game Content

LittleBigPlanet Kabuki Actor (free)
Download the winning Costume Contest submission from Japan. This free costume will dress your SackBoy in traditional japanese Kabuki attire.
File size: 1.04 MB

Age of Booty Map Pack 1 (free)
Download the new “Oasis” and “Slow and Stead” maps! These maps are available in the 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 playlists.
File size: 100 KB

Age of Booty Map Pack 2 (free)
Download the new “Tight Passage” and “Tug of War” maps! These maps are available in the 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 playlists.
File size: 100 KB

Age of Booty Map Pack 3 (free)
Download the new “Bombs and Whirlpools” and “Bloody Wake” maps! Battle Royal is also unlocked as a new gameplay mode. These maps are official maps and will appear in the 2v2v2v2 playlist.
File size: 100 KB

Far Cry 2 Fortunes Pack ($9.99)
Ramp up the terror with the Far Cry 2 Fortunes Pack. Loaded with 3 new weapons, 2 new vehicles and 4 new multiplayer maps. You get:

  • Silenced Shotgun
  • Craftsman Shotgun
  • Crossbow (with explosive bolts)
  • All-terrain Vehicle
  • Heavy-duty Utility Truck

Plus 4 NEW MULTIPLAYER MAPS:

  • Last Resort
  • Cheap Labour
  • Lake Smear
  • Fort Fury

Let the mayhem begin…
File size: 61 MB

GRID 8-Ball Additional Content ($9.99)
The ‘8 Ball’ pack for GRID features 8 thrilling new cars and two new online events as the first in a series of three new extensions for the game. Car List: McLaren F1 GTR, TVR Cerbera Speed 12, Mitsubishi 2.0 Turbo Lancer Evolution X, Honda S2000, Nissan GTR GT500, VW Nardo, Pontiac Firebird Trans AM, Volvo C30 Green Racing.
File size: 171 MB

Guitar Hero World Tour
For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com

  • “1979″ by The Smashing Pumpkins ($1.99)
  • “G.L.O.W.” by The Smashing Pumpkins ($1.99)
  • “The Everlasting Gaze” by The Smashing Pumpkins ($1.99)
  • The Smashing Pumpkins Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack for Guitar Hero World Tour featuring “G.l.o.w.”, “1979”, and “The Everlasting Gaze” by The Smashing Pumpkins.

File sizes: 36 MB – 45 MB (singles), 121 MB (track pack)

Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2
Expand your Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 library by purchasing these tracks.

  • Don’t You (Forget About Me) ($1.49)
  • For You I Will ($1.49)
  • Friends in Low Places ($1.49)
  • Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door ($1.49)
  • Midnight Train To Georgia ($1.49)
  • Unwritten ($1.49)

File sizes: 15 MB – 54 MB

NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM Pack 4 (free)
Download Storm Pack 4 and unleash legendary ninja Asuma as your support character in battle. The Storm Pack 4 also contains new Ultimate Mission to engage!
File size: 100 KB

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

  • “Real World” – All – American Rejects ($0.99)
  • “Ready, Set, Go!”- Tokio Hotel ($0.99)
  • “I Don’t Want to Go to School” – Naked Brothers ($0.99)
  • “Headphones On” – Miranda Cosgrove (free)
  • “Hay Poco Rock N Roll” by Platero y Tu ($0.99)
  • “Body I Occupy” – Naked Brothers ($0.99)
  • “Are You Dead Yet?” – Children of Bodom ($0.99)
  • “Tutto E Possibile” – Finley ($0.99)
  • “Tempted” – Squeeze ($0.99)

File sizes: 17 MB – 40 MB

SOULCALIBUR IV Customization Equipment 3 ($1.99)
Christmas is here with with the Santa equipment set. Turn Santa sexy by picking Ivy or Amy. This equipment can be used for both female and male characters.
File size: 3.1 MB

Game Videos (free)

Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer Trailer
File size: 63 MB (HD)

Prince of Persia Dev Diary 2
File size: 221 MB (HD)

Prince of Persia Dev Diary 3
File size: 214 MB (HD)

Mercenaries 2 Blow It Up Again Trailer
File size: 43 MB (HD)

Facebreaker Audition Video #4
File size: 83 MB (HD)

Facebreaker Audition Video #5
File sizes: 82 MB (HD)

BAJA: Edge of Control – Launch Trailer
File size: 190 MB (HD)

Savage Moon Trailer
File size: 52 MB (HD)

Resistance 2 – Last Hours
File sizes: 91 MB (HD), 158 MB (1080)

Life in LittleBigPlanet: Ep 4
File size: 180 MB (HD)

LittleBigPlanet WELCOME TO MY WORLD Video
File size: 103 MB (HD)

PS3 Themes

Lingerie Girls Theme ($1.49)
File size: 6.77 MB

University of Florida Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.15 MB

European Highlands Theme ($1.49)
File size: 6.25 MB

Bloodwork Theme ($1.49)
File size: 5.71 MB

Atomic Acid Theme ($1.49)
File size: 5.4 MB

Metal Battalion Maidens Theme ($0.99)
File size: 3.38 MB

PS3 Wallpaper (free)

Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer Wallpaper 1
File sizes: 220 KB – 660 KB

Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer Wallpaper 2
File sizes: 264 KB – 977 MB

SOULCALIBUR IV Holiday Hilde Wallpaper
File sizes: 2.99 KB – 1.09 MB

SOULCALIBUR IV Holiday Ivy Wallpaper
File sizes: 233 KB – 881 KB

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games

* Archer Maclean’s Mercury ($9.99)
* Brain Challenge ($9.99)
* Super Stardust Portable ($9.99)
* Everyday Shooter ($9.99)

Game Videos (free)

* Ben 10 Alien Force – Making Of Trailer

//Add Your Own

100 Comments   1 Reply

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+ AranhaHunter on December 4th, 2008 at 3:48 pm said:

Hello SCEA, why do you hate your PSOne classic selection?


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+ GGCAN on December 4th, 2008 at 3:49 pm said:

Thanks Grace nice update.

Still waiting for the Blast factor trophies update though…hope it comes out a bit later today.


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+ thingg on December 4th, 2008 at 3:50 pm said:

@49
lol that’s hilarious

wait.
are you really serious??? what is wrong with you man??

OT: solid update guys keep ‘em coming. While no demos is kind of disappointing, I can’t help but think how dismal the updates were even just 6 months ago. You guys have been doing an awesome job getting the amount of stuff amped up. Just add more PS1 (and PS2…) games the the store and my life will be complete….


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+ LordChocoSlime on December 4th, 2008 at 3:54 pm said:

While I was expecting Super Stardust Portable to be added to the PSP section of the PS Store today, I wasn’t expecting three other downloadable games and a trailer. Needless to say, I’m quite impressed with this week’s PSP section update.

I still feel that this type of update would have been perfect had it been available the week after the 5.00 Firmware update, but at least it’s available now.


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+ LordChocoSlime on December 4th, 2008 at 3:57 pm said:

Forgot to include this in my previous comment, but thanks for this week’s update… and for putting up with my constructive criticism. :P


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+ illegalprelude on December 4th, 2008 at 3:57 pm said:

The PSP also got love! insane and awesome


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+ Vegaz on December 4th, 2008 at 3:58 pm said:

I forgot about PAIN movie studio so I bought that with the other 2 things.

For those that want a new demo so bad there’s one of some arcade racing game remake in the UK store. Just what is it you’re expecting demos for anyway? There’s no more games untill January and the Prince of Persia post says there won’t be a demo. Guess there could’ve been a demo for that downloadable game.


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+ Fane1024 on December 4th, 2008 at 4:04 pm said:

Free Booty? Nice.


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+ the_icon on December 4th, 2008 at 4:20 pm said:

Good update for PSP owners for sure.


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+ ThomasAnthony on December 4th, 2008 at 4:23 pm said:

Qore is bad and you should feel bad.


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+ Protopet on December 4th, 2008 at 4:24 pm said:

Hey Sony, you guys should do another sale for the PSN games. Those are great, I have picked up a few games through those.

I think in the next one you should include Everyday Shooter and some others(maybe Flow). It seems like Everyday Shooter didn’t get that much attention and a sale would be perfect to get its name out and introduce it to new owners who never heard of it. The sales are great to bring back old games everyone missed or forgot.


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+ sharpshoot2009 on December 4th, 2008 at 4:46 pm said:

I was nice to try out qore but I cant see paying $24.99 for that much ads. Everything you do in it has ads. That dont seem worth the price to me even $2.99 to download it.


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+ hife on December 4th, 2008 at 4:54 pm said:

Haha, when I saw all the PSP content I couldn’t wait to hear the PSP guys reactions. They finally got some love.


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+ W1Ls0n_Ngh3 on December 4th, 2008 at 5:10 pm said:

No more free PS3 themes?


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+ Daver on December 4th, 2008 at 5:12 pm said:

Great update! cant wait for savage moon!


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+ Enigma777 on December 4th, 2008 at 5:23 pm said:

How about some new AVATARS? Any sign of those coming soon? Do you want me to send you a few? Its not that hard to make 100×100 picture…


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+ smokey_vols on December 4th, 2008 at 5:28 pm said:

Hopefully this will silence all those PSP users who claim they don’t get any love. Four games this week!


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+ Daver on December 4th, 2008 at 5:46 pm said:

i just watched the video for savage moon and im a bit disappointed.. Will the game looks like the video? because the video is all blurry, i hope it will be different


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+ acerazer1 on December 4th, 2008 at 6:15 pm said:

Lingerie Girls, woooohooooooooooo!


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+ Jeigh on December 4th, 2008 at 6:20 pm said:

Free LBP costume! Yays!

And as for Killzone 2… Well, I never use internet language, but: OMFG!! That’s fricking amazing! The lighting, the graphics, the action!! I… can’t… wait! Give me now!


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+ lakaihigh on December 4th, 2008 at 6:42 pm said:

d/ling tht free qore as i type this!! soooo excited.

thanks again,
Lh


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+ IcEmAn_S6 on December 4th, 2008 at 6:46 pm said:

Nice to see they are adding more metal to Rock Band. Whats up “Guitar Hero?” Wish we could see additional metal/hardcore packs like century media or nuclear blast. WOO COB!!


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+ GGCAN on December 4th, 2008 at 6:49 pm said:

Blast factor trophy patch is up.


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+ karmajack on December 4th, 2008 at 6:52 pm said:

It would be nice to have a Theme preview site or something of the like so we can actually see what they look like. Especially since they cost a fee. As it is now, I won’t take a risk in purchasing one as it may sound good but look stupid.


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+ saintfighteraqua on December 4th, 2008 at 7:09 pm said:

Nice update!
Except for Namco’s…I’m getting annoyed with their DL content for SC.
They should take lessons from LBP!!!


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+ pocatello on December 4th, 2008 at 8:24 pm said:

Hi, the fall sale on echochrome and some other games said it ended 12/4/08. I tried to purchase those games tonight (12/4/08) but they showed the old prices. I figured the deal ran until midnight. When did it end? I’m bummed! i tried to buy it last night but had to download the software update! Can anyone help?


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+ Bone of World on December 4th, 2008 at 8:32 pm said:

Thanks for thinking of the PSP this week. A good update that will keep us occupied for a while.
And then we’ll start complaining again. lol.
Keep up the good work.


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+ Bloodline23 on December 4th, 2008 at 8:42 pm said:

Meh


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+ BiezulbubBill69 on December 4th, 2008 at 8:58 pm said:

ICarly in Rock Band??? WHAT DA ****???????


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+ ButtersEvilTwin on December 4th, 2008 at 9:09 pm said:

Clock still ticking on Home, by the end of 2008.


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+ Tim on December 4th, 2008 at 9:21 pm said:

I see all these premium college themes for a lot of schools around me, but I was wondering if you had any influence on which schools. I go to Clemson and would LOVE to have a premium Clemson theme.


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+ ZiaMan on December 4th, 2008 at 10:16 pm said:

So we are getting a free episode of Qore, but what about us yearly subscribers? Does this count as one of our issues, or do we get an extra one?


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+ nick2409 on December 4th, 2008 at 10:49 pm said:

capcom+PS3=disappointment! no resident evil 5 demo for ps3 in japan today!


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+ norriswolfwood on December 5th, 2008 at 12:58 am said:

hmmm I cant get the demo in Qore to download, any ideas why?


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+ norriswolfwood on December 5th, 2008 at 1:23 am said:

Ah, now I know, the demo is for Qore subbers only..fail, sony FAIL.


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+ adri23 on December 5th, 2008 at 3:53 am said:

Hi!!

It was kind of a letdown this week update, not a lot of content, at least the important one ,like games. I would like to know where are the PSone classics, the US store has really few of them in contrast to the japaness one that has a lot. Where are the games like Metal Gear solid , Final Fantasy VII ,VIII, IX , Xenogears , and all the others PSone games? they will sell far more than any new PSN game(witch to be honest most of them are not really good ones), why they takes so long to realese them in the US while they realese them like every week in Japan? they have to do something about that . At least realese more games each week or demos ,please!!!! do not realse so many video clips ( that you can see in others sites ) and themes or things like that.


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+ Gunwing on December 5th, 2008 at 3:58 am said:

Well it’s about time the PSP store got a good update! EveryDay Shooter, and SuperStarDust Portable should make fans vary happy! Also major thanks for the killer hard to find PSP games! Get Ace Combat up there please! My copy is about to kick the bucket!


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+ matheaks on December 5th, 2008 at 5:16 am said:

No Demos? This is an outrage! I took the psn store survey, and I demanded Demos!!Not even the Qore has a beta or a demo!

The Only thing good this week is:
* Super Stardust Portable ($9.99)
* Everyday Shooter ($9.99)
LittleBigPlanet Kabuki Actor (free)


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+ rigved123 on December 5th, 2008 at 5:21 am said:

thanks fot the info.

similar -

80 GB Playstation 3 unboxing video –

http://www.techreviews4u.com/?p=2269


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+ Hishoko on December 5th, 2008 at 5:58 am said:

how about some word on error 80022d11


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+ Watchmann on December 5th, 2008 at 7:10 am said:

Awesome update, particularly in regard to the PSP. I’ve already downloaded SSP, and Everyday Shooter. Nice to see some of the PS3 DLC are in the form of free maps and modes (Age of Booty).

I noticed that the annual subscription for Qore no longer has mention of a full download game to go with it– no “Calling all Cars” or an alternate for this coming year? Not that I’m planning on subscribing. The bonus game had me mildly considering the possibility in the future, with the per episode cost working out to just over a $1. Now at just over $2 per episode, it seems even less likely I would consider a subscription. When you factor in concerns about the “bonuses” not always being delivered in a timely fashion, and the essential “glorified commercial” feel of the show, it does not seem to be a good use of funds.


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+ FabMatt on December 5th, 2008 at 9:44 am said:

Dear PSN,

Please consider adding the functionality that would allow the cursor to move down a line and the far right after reaching the left hand side of the above line. That would make me immensely happy!


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+ bobination5789 on December 5th, 2008 at 6:03 pm said:

Chris Morrel do you have any news on a upcoming update with a Resident Evil 5 Demo because I was sort of disapointed since I have freinds playing the demo on their 360 what gives


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+ AGP187 on December 7th, 2008 at 6:22 pm said:

I have been a fan of GuitarHero for a while but Im beginning 2 regret buying World Tour. Dont get me wrong, its a sweet game but where is the DLC? Sure they gave us a few tracks but how about something people will know and be able to sing along with. “RockBand2″ has over 100 add-ons in the playstion store while “GHWT” has about 20″ whats the hold up? Are they ever gonna step it up or are they just going to forfeit their fanbase to “RockBand2″? Why r we so far behind on the DLC?


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+ hell_geat on December 8th, 2008 at 11:40 pm said:

Great update


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+ psmgamer on December 9th, 2008 at 9:28 am said:

No demos or PS1 games pretty solid update but i would really like to see a Tomb Raider Underworld demo or s Sonic Unleashed or maybe Prince of Persia demo.


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+ sweetsourporker8 on December 9th, 2008 at 1:40 pm said:

Please add Crash team racing (ctr) to the PS1 classics. Ive been looking forward to some PS1 games to come in and (ctr) would be really cool.


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+ Dasecret85 on December 10th, 2008 at 9:51 am said:

seriously i personally think, well i can say personally but almost everybody i play ONLINE with thinks the PLAYSTATION STORE SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…. u guys NEVER have new downloadable demos, and when u do decide to put demos on the “PLAYSTATION STORE” its stupid ass games that i wont buy if it was the only entertainment in the world….XBOX 360 has ALL the new stuff, u guys slack to much and the word is spreading…u know i would love to try the new COD before i buy it, i would love to play TOMB RAIDER and see what its about before i spend 60 bucks, i would love 2 play LITTLE BIG PLANET before it hits shelves..but its too late and u guys never gave me and thousands of PLAYSTATION buyers the opportunity in what we call TRY IT BEFORE U BUY IT…i currently do not own an XBOX 360 but i can promise u 1 thing, if u guys dont step it up, your gonna lose more than a hundred playstation owners i can guarantee it…


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+ rca009 on December 11th, 2008 at 12:50 pm said:

great update


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+ reinheart on December 11th, 2008 at 4:01 pm said:

cool


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