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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on May 14, 2009 // Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone –

For the first time on PlayStation Network, we have partnered with Sprint to bring you the PSN exclusive game, Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic, for FREE in the U.S. store. That’s right. The game is free to download this week. Check out the Sprint channel on PlayStation Store to access the game, free Sprint videos, wallpapers and an exclusive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Monsters XMB Theme.

Rag Doll Kung Fu Sprint promo

Also, Bionic Commando Rearmed is on sale now for $4.99 (original price $9.99) for one week only, so act fast!

Downloadable Games

Texas Cheat’em ($9.99)
It’s not whether you win or lose…it’s about how far you can bend the rules without getting caught. In Texas Cheat’em, that’s pretty darn far. Play casino-themed mini-games to activate one of 15 cheating abilities – then make your own luck. Turn a bad hand into a sure thing. Send your opponent’s Royal Flush right down the drain. Steal chips, fold for free, or know the community cards in advance. Cheat strangers out of their fortunes over PlayStation Network…before they do it to you. Remember: glory is forever, but broke is only funny when it happens to someone else.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 90 MB

ZEN Pinball ($9.99)
ZEN Pinball combines the arcade thrills of traditional pinball with the cutting-edge visuals, exciting tables, and accurate physics you would expect from a PLAYSTATION 3 game. Loaded with unique features and customization options, ZEN Pinball offers the ultimate pinball experience for both casual players and pros.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 319 MB

PSone Classics PS3 / PSP

The King of Fighters ’99 ($5.99)
Another King of Fighters tournament is on the horizon and it’s up to you and your team of brawlers to come out on top. Select your crew from a healthy roster of old favorites along with new. Battle your friends in the all new Striker match, as well!
File size: 157 MB

Spyro: Year of the Dragon ($5.99)
Everyone’s favorite dragon is back, and this time he must save the Year of the Dragon Festival by rescuing the 150 eggs that have been stolen by the evil Sorceress and scattered across the Forgotten Worlds. New features include mini-games, new playable characters, and an Atlas to track your progress and accomplishments.
File size: 345 MB

Game Demos (free)

ZEN Pinball Demo
ZEN Pinball combines the arcade thrills of traditional pinball with the cutting-edge visuals, exciting tables, and accurate physics you would expect from a PLAYSTATION 3 game. Unlock the full game to play all great tables and have access to all the features!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 241 MB

Add-on Game Content

MotorStorm Pacific Rift Lunar-Tec Signature Livery Pack (free)
Make your vehicle stand out from the crowd with this exclusive MotorStorm Pacific Rift livery pack, available for a limited time only from PlayStation Store.
Reminder: to use this download, you must own MotorStorm Pacific Rift.
File size: 100 KB

PAIN: Daxter Character (free)
Have you ever heard that ottsels always land on their feet? Well, that’s not always the case, as you’ll see with this FREE download of Daxter for PAIN. As you probably know from his previous adventures, Daxter can dish it out as long as you can give it, so launch away, Ooch to your heart’s content, and he’ll keep coming back for more. You simply CANNOT keep a good ottsel down.
File size: 100 KB

PAIN: Sore Spots ($5.99)
This Sore Spots Add-on features two new environments for PAIN! The first area is the gymnasium at Morningwood High school, where you’ll play a new mode called Mad Science. The second place is a top secret alien research facility with a twist on Fun With Explosives. Idol Minds has even thrown in some cameos by some of your PAIN favorites, and the new multiplayer PAINalympics is solid gold!. Get all of this today when you buy Sore Spots!
File size: 100 KB

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 – Pack 1 (free)
The Lost 1. A large force of giant Mobile Armor is attacking the surface! You are all that stands between them and your loved ones. If you can send them packing, even your most hated enemies will be forced to admit that your skill is superior!
File size: 100 KB

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 – Pack 2 (free)
The Lost 2. A large force of giant Mobile Armor is attacking from space! You are all that stands between them and your loved ones. If you can send them packing, even your most hated enemies will be forced to admit that your skill is superior!
File size: 101 KB

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 – Pack 3 (free)
True Dynasty Warriors Gundam! Space Edition! The legendary mission is back! But this time… in SPACE! There’s no special reward for this mission, but for those of you who wanted to fight this mission in SPACE, this is your dream come true!
File size: 100 KB

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

  • “Everything’s Magic” by Angels & Airwaves ($1.99)
  • “So What” by P!nk ($1.99)
  • “Stop and Stare” by OneRepublic ($1.99)
  • Pop Rock Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack for Guitar Hero World Tour featuring “Everything’s Magic” by Angels & Airwaves, “So What” by P!nk and “Stop and Stare” by OneRepublic. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.

File size: 40 MB – 42 MB (singles), 124 MB (track pack)

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

  • “Stricken”— Disturbed ($1.99)
  • “Stupify”— Disturbed ($1.99)
  • “Radio Radio”— Elvis Costello ($1.99)
  • “Black Friday”— Steely Dan ($1.99)
  • “My Old School”— Steely Dan ($1.99)
  • “Bad Luck”— Social Distortion ($1.99)
  • “Ring of Fire”— Social Distortion ($1.99)
  • “Story of My Life”— Social Distortion ($1.99)
  • Social Distortion Pack 01 ($5.49) Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Social Distortion Pack 01. This pack includes: “Bad Luck,” “Ring of Fire,” and “Story of My Life” by Social Distortion.

File sizes: 27 MB – 48 MB (singles), 122 MB (track pack)

Game Videos (free)

MAG Premiere Gameplay Trailer (free)
File size: 59 MB (HD) 101 (1080)

PAIN: Sore Spots Trailer
File size: 75 MB (HD)

Battlefield 1943 Wake Island Trailer
File size: 54 MB (HD)

Burnout Paradise Cops and Robbers Trailer
File size: 52 MB (HD)

PS3 Themes

MotorStorm Pacific Rift Lunar-Tec Signature Livery Theme (free)
File sizes: 5.71 MB

Digital Ghosts ($1.49)
File sizes: 5.07 MB

Lions ($1.49)
File sizes: 6.17 MB

Radioactive ($1.49)
File sizes: 6.16 MB

Gangsters ($1.49)
File sizes: 4.16 MB

Wallpapers (free)

Terminator Salvation Wallpaper
File size: 346 KB (SD) 1.84 MB (1080)

NASCAR/Sprint Cup Series Monsters Theme (x10)
File size: 333 KB – 597 KB (SD) 1.13 MB – 1.62 MB (1080)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games

Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice ($22.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
In this sequel to the action-packed Pursuit Force, control all new playable characters as you track down and bring to justice five hardcore street gangs in and around Capital City. This time around, the high-speed action takes you across land, air and sea in the continued battle to rid the city of crime.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 839 MB

Game Videos (free)

MAG Premiere Gameplay Trailer
File size: 2.42 MB

Patapon 2 Army Trailer
File size: 12 MB

PSP Themes

Digital Ghosts ($1.49) (also available from PS3 storefront)
File sizes: 432 KB

Radioactive ($1.49) (also available from PS3 storefront)
File sizes: 438 KB

Gangsters PSP Theme 1 ($0.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
File sizes: 535 KB

Gangsters PSP Theme 2 ($0.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
File sizes: 554 KB

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451

+ DJnal05 on May 15th, 2009 at 10:16 am said:

AssassinHD lol ur a joke!!!

u dont have a single trophy for RDKF…

dont try to lie that u bought the game…

hence ur points r not valid


452

+ Demonic_Zhen on May 15th, 2009 at 10:19 am said:

An amazing update. I appreciate the partnerships for this very reason. Its great on the part of sprint to do such advertisement.

I can’t wait to play Ragdoll Kung Fu. For those who paid, you should realize you played a premium price to have the game right away. Think about everyone who wanted to play Metal Gear and waited for it to be used, I bought it day one, and I’m not pissed people bought it for half the price I did. I was waiting for the price of Ragdoll to drop, I just lucked out that Sprint bought it for me.

Thanks again . . .


453

+ stri on May 15th, 2009 at 10:20 am said:

@ 447 AssassinHD:

You act like it’s Sprint’s fault…well to clarify, they’re actually both to blame.

Sprint is available in Canada as well, if you didn’t know.
Hmmm…and why would Sony ever agree to allow their loyal customers to feel alienated I wonder?
Oh, I know…money!

Sony should have simply explained that it wouldn’t be fair to include one nation only, especially when they both (Sony & Sprint) provide services to many.

This action is basically a slap in the face to all of us that spend countless dollars on products from a company that places finance above fairness.
It proves that they truly don’t care about us individually as they claim. They care about us as the whole…actually more accurately as a whole in dollar value.
After all they are a business, however; it would be nice if we weren’t separated like clicks in a high school…categorized by level of importance.


454

+ stri on May 15th, 2009 at 10:20 am said:

If they both (Sony & Sprint) had taken a hit to provide to all, the money would be returned with future purchases made by a consumer base filled with a new sense of faith.
Not only would customers be grateful, but they would consume more than ever before.
Instead they chose discrimination.
I believe the latter comes with greater consequences…a decision that may prove to be a major error in judgment if not corrected soon.

I bet many people right now are less loyal as a result of this discrimination, and there for more prone to less future purchases or might even be considering the competitor’s products.

Now how is that good business practice?


455

+ Jeigh on May 15th, 2009 at 10:22 am said:

Excellent update, though I’m still having trouble wrapping my head around the “Free” part… I’m really having trouble following the logic here, marketing/financial-wise… Still, I won’t say ‘no’ to free stuff. This week’s definitely one of the best I’ve had in a long time- free Chamber apartment, free Rag Doll fighting… Thank you! :D


456

+ DonnyG on May 15th, 2009 at 10:24 am said:

Who’d of thought people would complain about a free game? Humanity never ceases to amaze.


457

+ stri on May 15th, 2009 at 10:28 am said:

So, in conclusion, as DJnal05 says @ 451…you’re a joke!!!
You must reside in the U. S.
If you didn’t, I don’t believe you would be this unsympathetic.
If this issue affected you, the whining would no doubt be much more extensive.


458

+ DJnal05 on May 15th, 2009 at 10:30 am said:

kudos for Stri


459

+ DJnal05 on May 15th, 2009 at 10:32 am said:

@ 456

woow!! big words

did u pay 9.99??


460

+ Onna76_NL on May 15th, 2009 at 10:46 am said:

I’m having a blast with Rag Doll Kung Fu, can’t understand why I didn’t buy that game sooner. Its beautiful and totally wacky. Glad I’m able to play Zen Pinball now, still missing from the Euro store :-(


461

+ Spyroluver88 on May 15th, 2009 at 10:46 am said:

SPYRO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and a free download of RD:KF!!! WooHoo!!!!


462

+ stlthriot on May 15th, 2009 at 11:02 am said:

You guys need to have a way to purchase but not download, items for the PS3 through the Media Manager or some other way to access the store incase you are away and don’t have access to your PS3 and don’t miss out on timed items for the week.

Thanks! :)


463

+ DragonFang589 on May 15th, 2009 at 11:05 am said:

@ AssassinHD

No… most of my friends gave up on games when they turned 30… the rest are XBox fans (or worse). I’ll have to suffer until they return my system, then cough up the cash.


464

+ FabiHurtz83 on May 15th, 2009 at 11:08 am said:

No answers for the loyal customers. Whatever.


465

+ improperlyaged on May 15th, 2009 at 11:15 am said:

umm honestly this is a great update. but seriously who’s gonna buy pursuit force for $23 bucks when they both sell for $15.99 and $16.99 respectively. in a smaller market where the games are harder to find it makes sense but i live in new york no way am i gonna buy a digital when i can but the physical form which is cheaper and i can resell later (extra value/savings) otherwise honestly great update and send a big thank u to sprint. i’m actually a sprint customer to boot.


466

+ Ford2021 on May 15th, 2009 at 11:26 am said:

we need Final Fantasy VII !!!!!


467

+ DragonFang589 on May 15th, 2009 at 11:29 am said:

@stithriot

Seconded. The PC access to the store is basically useless. Can’t purchase, can’t download. Can’t navigate it efficiently.

Even if you can’t download the games and add-ons, you should at least be able to purchase them.

@ Sony & Sprint… what’s up with no love for Canada? We spend good money up here… sometimes way more than US, thanks to the exchange rate… Why don’t we get the freebies?


468

+ AssassinHD on May 15th, 2009 at 11:41 am said:

@451

Where do I start? First, I never claimed to have purchased this game in particular. Just to be clear, I downloaded it for free yesterday. I stated that I have been in this situation before, namely with High Velocity Bowling (I gave my Qore code to a friend because I had already purchased it), and Syphon Filter (same). It is nice to know I had such an impact on you that you took the time to look up my stats. Your logical process has a flaw in it though. I have several games that I have purchased, downloaded, and installed, and simply have not played yet. Next time you should try providing valid counterpoints to my arguments.


469

+ AssassinHD on May 15th, 2009 at 11:44 am said:

@462

That is an excellent idea. I hope your post catches the attention of the PSN staff.


470

+ stri on May 15th, 2009 at 11:47 am said:

@466 Ford2021:

Yes we need Final Fantasy 7, but I wish they would do a remake…no changes, except to include Next Gen Graphics.

Now that would be excellent!


471

+ AssassinHD on May 15th, 2009 at 11:47 am said:

@454

Companies run sales, and promotions as the case may be (some of which include free products, though usually with the purchase of other products) all the time. This is no different. If you buy a product from Best Buy for instance, and then a month later that product is half price, or includes free installation, or free accessories for a limited time, would you feel cheated?


472

+ imtooseryas on May 15th, 2009 at 11:49 am said:

really to all the people complaining not getting the free game. Just create an american psn account, download the game, then switch back to your whatever region account. Its so easy to create another account. sheesh always somebody has to complain


473

+ DJnal05 on May 15th, 2009 at 11:58 am said:

@ 468 (dont get me wrong)

but i still dont see ur point… u lost money in the same way…
u gotta be “uber rich” xD…

ok… what if u had bought Zanball last night and it becomes free in 3 weeks now… how would u react??

At this point, i dont care if i get my 9.99 back… but sony should rethink before being so ignorant toward their loyal customer…


474

+ AssassinHD on May 15th, 2009 at 11:59 am said:

@457

I have been affected by a myriad of issues on the PSN. You will not find many, if any, examples of me complaining. Instead of getting worked up over HVB and Syphon Filter, I just gave the codes away as gifts. Instead of getting worked up over SOCOM: Confrontation at launch, I just patiently waited for the patches. Instead of getting worked up over Warhawk’s launch, I patiently waited for the patches. Home launch? Patiently waited for the fixes. Lack of XMB messaging at PS3 launch? Patiently waited. Having to replay games I had beated 4 times after FW 2.4 was released? Played them again.


475

+ AssassinHD on May 15th, 2009 at 12:01 pm said:

@468

If I had purchased RDKF at 5pm Eastern Standard Time yesterday afternoon (before the store update), I would not be complaining about it. I would just chalk it up as an unlucky moment, and move on.


476

+ Grognard66 on May 15th, 2009 at 12:03 pm said:

Finally a good update. Free game, free content (Daxter for Pain), PS1 games and a demo. Every week should be like this (well, realistically not a free game every week but the rest of the stuff).


477

+ DJnal05 on May 15th, 2009 at 12:05 pm said:

@475

ur a true fanboy!! n i salute u!!


478

+ AssassinHD on May 15th, 2009 at 12:07 pm said:

@477

Translation: I am mature, and have a firm grasp on reality.


479

+ DJnal05 on May 15th, 2009 at 12:11 pm said:

@ 478

hmm we all see that!!


480

+ AssassinHD on May 15th, 2009 at 12:18 pm said:

@479

Here is a scenario: You buy some grilled chicked from KFC the day before Oprah does her thing. The website is so overloaded with people trying to get their free chicken coupons that you can’t access it to get yours. Do you demand a refund for the chicken you ate?


481

+ stri on May 15th, 2009 at 12:20 pm said:

@ 471 AssassinHD:

What the hell are you talking about dude?

How does Best Buy have anything to do with the issue at hand according to what was said?

First, I didn’t purchase Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic previously…I never said I did. Second, I simply feel it’s unfair to include some and not others, seeing as how the promotion IS still active.

And to answer your question…if Best Buy has a sale one month post product purchase…I would be annoyed, and would get the discount.
All I would need to do is revisit the store with the purchase receipt to receive my discount.
This applies to many retailers across the globe, especially the larger ones like Best Buy. There is almost always a grace period (tested and proven).

It’s not my fault you are unaware of this. So please get your facts straight prior to using them as the basis for your examples.
I hear Google is really good for learning…clearly you should check it out often before placing inane comments on record.


482

+ DJnal05 on May 15th, 2009 at 12:25 pm said:

@ 480

rofl…. u can replay games… right??

do u re eat ur kfc pooping??

lol the dude say “Translation: I am mature, and have a firm grasp on reality.”


483

+ DJnal05 on May 15th, 2009 at 12:25 pm said:

yet again kudos for stri


484

+ AssassinHD on May 15th, 2009 at 12:27 pm said:

@481

Best Buy only price matches itself during it’s return policy. I intentionally used a month as an example because their return policy is only 30 days (with some exceptions where lesser return policies are present). Speaking of Google, I am sure you would benefit greatly from searching “how to argue effectively”. Insults and personal attacks have no place in mature conversation. If you go back and read my post again you will see that I never implied you had purchased it previously. What was it you were saying about learning?


485

+ MidnightBlues on May 15th, 2009 at 12:29 pm said:

Great that is a good reason for me to never buy another game when its first released.
I paid full price and I got 100% trophies and now I feel cheated…

why not give away pixeljunk eden or novastrike or how about burn zombie burn? those games are utterly terrible and probably the worst of the worst….im a sucker though and I payed good money for those games and they arent worth the hardrive space they occupy…thats not a mistake I will soon make again though..be sure of that… 4 bad $10 games and im done…

free echochrome? please at least do me that favor…most people think its lame anyway so might as well give it away…its not worth $10 I can tell you that…

also worms should be free..might have trouble giving it away though…lol

age of booty also free…terrible…

and oh my god…FLOCK…double free! so free that sony also gives you a dollar with your download…then it might get a sale….LOL


486

+ stri on May 15th, 2009 at 12:29 pm said:

Thanks, but the other half of the comment is awaiting moderation lmao…


487

+ DJnal05 on May 15th, 2009 at 12:34 pm said:

@485 (i agree)

we pay to get trophies…. and others dont

thats unethical…


488

+ AssassinHD on May 15th, 2009 at 12:35 pm said:

@482

I knew you would respond in that manner. I used a consumable product as an example intentionally to draw a parallel to a reusable product like RDKF. You still have not answered my question by the way.


489

+ DJnal05 on May 15th, 2009 at 12:44 pm said:

@ 488

what question??

hmmm i dont see anything in parallel in kfc and rdkf

nor in oprah n sprint/psn


490

+ kaelinronkus on May 15th, 2009 at 12:50 pm said:

Thank You Sony!!
PLEASE RELEASE FFVII AND SPIDERMAN AND SPIDERMAN 2 ON PSN!!!


491

+ stri on May 15th, 2009 at 12:53 pm said:

@ 485 AssassinHD:
Regarding – If you go back and read my post again you will see that I never implied you had purchased it previously.

In your post @ 471 you say:
“If you buy a product from Best Buy for instance, and then a month later that product is half price, or includes free installation, or free accessories for a limited time, would you feel cheated?”

That in itself implies that I must have made the purchase previously.
If you didn’t feel that way, then why use that analogy?
I wasn’t asking for something after I’ve acquired it. I was asking for equal treatment prior to any purchases.
For example…seeing as how you apparently like them…
What if I were to bring you and your mother to Best Buy, and only treat her to a toy and not you. Wouldn’t you feel cheated if I had previously said that you are equal to her?
Maybe she did something to make me like her more than you. That raises another question; (actually several) what have you done for Sony that makes you so special?


492

+ stri on May 15th, 2009 at 12:54 pm said:

And to clear things up…I don’t attack for nothing. I only say these things because you clearly get a rise out of insulting everyone else. It’s only fitting that things come full circle, yes?
If you meant something else, then like I said…learn to Use the English language and Google to avoid future confusion when attempting to convey a point.
I’m just saying.


493

+ AssassinHD on May 15th, 2009 at 12:54 pm said:

Sprint is paying for the RDKF. Oprah paid for the chicken. With RDKF you paid the $10 for a product that can be reused as many times as you want (I am sure you have had $10 worth of use out of it by now) and you continue to have access to the content, regardless of whether or not someone else gets the content for a reduced price or free. With the chicken, you eat it, and it is gone, yet I have not heard of anyone demanding a refund of their pre-promotion chicken purchases so far.


494

+ drunkenNATIVE on May 15th, 2009 at 12:58 pm said:

when will an update come out that will allow use of the siriusxm online player? being a siriusxm subscriber i think it should, and even have a direct link to the player for easyer access. and it maybe an even longer shot but allow the player to play in the back-ground for a custom like sound track. bubba the love sponge and howard stern while playing gta4=WIN and that would be better then any downloadable content that xbox could pay for.


495

+ OldKai on May 15th, 2009 at 1:00 pm said:

Why don’t we have a right to be pissed about a game turning free after a month? Sounds like someone’s working for Sony..

It’s not fair AT ALL and Sony couldn’t give a **** about what we think. If they cared about their customers and want future business they would do something, but Sony’s a large company so I expect nothing to be done. But whatever, I’ll just be more hesitant about any future purchases.


496

+ stri on May 15th, 2009 at 1:05 pm said:

Amen OldKai…amen to that!


497

+ drunkenNATIVE on May 15th, 2009 at 1:05 pm said:

i downloaded the game for free and havent even played it yet. im just wishing that other companies will buy us a game or two. but i still want that update for the siriusxm player


498

+ AssassinHD on May 15th, 2009 at 1:06 pm said:

@495

For the record I do not have any affiliation with Sony, or any other corporation.


499

+ AssassinHD on May 15th, 2009 at 1:11 pm said:

@491

All you had to do was answer the question. Would you feel cheated? If not then why do you feel it is ok for others to feel cheated? If yes then my argument applies to you anyway. Speaking of the English language, no I did not imply that you had purchased the game. Again, I did not make personal attacks against you specifically, so why do you feel the need to bring the circle around anyway?

Disclaimer: Whether you feel the need to come full circle on me or not is irrelevant. I am unaffected by your opinion.


500

+ drunkenNATIVE on May 15th, 2009 at 1:15 pm said:

500


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