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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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+ XtortedMemory on May 14th, 2009 at 2:39 pm said:

Great update this week, Thanks for the freebie =)


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+ EvoAnubis on May 14th, 2009 at 2:40 pm said:

Look, I’m not bitter about it or anything. I just feel kinda robbed as an early buyer is all. We should at least get some special DLC or something, because now I’m think that I should never buy something at launch if there’s a chance that it’s going to be made available for less or for free soon after launch.


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+ lowhonor on May 14th, 2009 at 2:40 pm said:

free psn game = auto 5/5 rating


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+ Tyrannousdotnet on May 14th, 2009 at 2:40 pm said:

free kung fu!!!!!
i was wanting to demo this game before buying, but this is awesome!!!!! thanks sony and other developers


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+ cnn93 on May 14th, 2009 at 2:40 pm said:

YEAH!!!
more updats like this guys!
great job!
this is why sony rocks!!


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+ Destiny89 on May 14th, 2009 at 2:40 pm said:

OMG come onnnn i live in Canada and i dont see it for free.. how come??????????????


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+ WiZeGuY on May 14th, 2009 at 2:41 pm said:

Wow a free game! You guys must LOVE us!!!


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+ OmegaArchetype on May 14th, 2009 at 2:41 pm said:

Ragdoll Kung Fu for Free FTW!!

I’m going to download as quick as possible.


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+ DropD on May 14th, 2009 at 2:42 pm said:

great update


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+ Famrit on May 14th, 2009 at 2:43 pm said:

Wow! Thanks Sprint!


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+ RuthlessEd on May 14th, 2009 at 2:43 pm said:

My guess:

Rag Doll Kungfu sold about as well as snow-shoes in Hawaii. But the developer likely already had a slew of premium DLC packs they wanted to release. But with no customer base, the DLC wasn’t likely to fly off the shelves.

SO…they decide to give the game away. Build up a user base. And then stick us with the DLC in a week or two.

You just watch.

Two weeks tops…and $$ DLC will be released for this game.

Actually, it’s a pretty smart strategy…and one I think more companies will use in the future.


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+ rawrockkills on May 14th, 2009 at 2:43 pm said:

For those who are complaining about paying for Rag Doll Kung Fu, just realize you got to play sooner than those who are just downloading the game today. There’s no need to complain over this. It’s like complaining that a game that came out at 59.99 is now being sold for cheaper.

BTW,
I’ve never posted a comment on the blogs but I had to get on here to say what a fantastic job Sony is doing lately with the store updates and everything else. Adding so many new ps1 games is awesome to see every week. Also, love the game line-up this year. I’ve always been a big supporter in Sony’s systems and have no desire to play on any other. Thanks again.


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+ Demonhunter84 on May 14th, 2009 at 2:44 pm said:

Great update and surprised to see two PS1 games and a free PSN game! Keep the PS1 games coming and hopefully next week we can see what PS1 games are we getting from Capcom.


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+ ADR143 on May 14th, 2009 at 2:44 pm said:

wow this is g4y!

i wasted my 10 bucks on kung fu ragdoll!

now is free?

wow!

g4y!!


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+ rgoff31 on May 14th, 2009 at 2:44 pm said:

Gonna wait on the Pinball. Maybe it will be free from Verizon in a few weeks. Why waste another ten bucks.


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+ jasong1011 on May 14th, 2009 at 2:44 pm said:

@#161 wow i didn’t even realize that. that makes a lot of sense. once people see the game and love it, theyll shell out some $$ for the DLC.


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+ Destiny89 on May 14th, 2009 at 2:45 pm said:

please why is it that i dont see the game for free?? is it cuz i live in Canada? but thats just wrong we have the exact store


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+ KidCommando on May 14th, 2009 at 2:45 pm said:

@jasong1011
I have plenty of respect for fellow gamers both PS3 and 360, but I can not stand people who complain about retarded issues.

You spend your hard earned money on a quality product and got to play that game. what is the problem?

The problem is that NOW, because it is free, you feel the product you bought has lost value. I have gone through the same things you have with the examples I mentioned, but that is just how business works. You will never be able to see what the future holds. As I said before, if it bothers you THAT much, don’t buy things day one…wait until its FREE and your consumer pride will not be hurt.

does it suck? yes. do you deserve a refund or voucher? NO!


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+ Anti-Steven on May 14th, 2009 at 2:46 pm said:

Hey Jeff or Grace, maybe you guys can ask Sony to give out some beta codes or a demo to people who already bought Rag Doll Kung Fu. It would really be that hard to give us say, entrance into the Fat Princess beta or that infamous demo. Think about it, it’d make it up to me at least.


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+ Janos2615 on May 14th, 2009 at 2:48 pm said:

Man…

I just purchased the game literally less than a week ago…

Its no biggie, it is worth the money I spent on it but it does make be a bit sour that if I waited a week I would have been able to get it for free and then had the ability to get another game or even Eden Encore.

Oh well…


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+ StalkingSilence on May 14th, 2009 at 2:49 pm said:

Surprising, great update. Thx sprint!


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+ Lacri on May 14th, 2009 at 2:49 pm said:

So I payed for the game and now its free. Im sorry, but Im very angry.


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+ FamousJ6 on May 14th, 2009 at 2:49 pm said:

Thank you sprint! For your blatant (yet awesomely placed) Heroes advertising, and for Rag Doll Kung Fu!


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+ Wompdevil on May 14th, 2009 at 2:49 pm said:

@ #161

What you said makes so much sense, I never thought of that being the reason.


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+ StalkingSilence on May 14th, 2009 at 2:51 pm said:

“101 (1080)”
You forgot the MB, so “101 MB (1080)”
not a big deal, just tryin to help. Feel free to delete this comment.


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+ Sub-Zero on May 14th, 2009 at 2:51 pm said:

Ok this sucks i need to wait a few months before i buy PSN games. This is the second time this has happened. I bought Calling all cars. The they gave it away later free in Qore and now this. I’m the one buying all the stuff first hand and others reap the benefits…. Sigh feel shafted


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+ BurgerTyme on May 14th, 2009 at 2:51 pm said:

AMAZING!!! I love you Sony!


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+ ChaseHammerJ on May 14th, 2009 at 2:52 pm said:

i just called Customer Service about getting credit for RDKF that i bought on Tues and was told i needed to know about promotions from the website and they dont issue refunds. Total crap since he said its free all this week and since Tuesday is this week. GOes to show. dont buy anything for at least 6 months after is released.


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+ Kdiggyd123 on May 14th, 2009 at 2:54 pm said:

One of the best updates… ever. A free game is most appreciated. Thank you.


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+ HEJJJ12 on May 14th, 2009 at 2:54 pm said:

Really good update :D
Thank you for the free game :)
Only thing that was missing here is a video or demo on Texas Cheat’em. I want to at least see a game before I buy it. But everything else was perfect :D


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+ MakoXL on May 14th, 2009 at 2:55 pm said:

From canada here, love the fact i can get the free game on my AMERICAN PSN account.


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+ VixDiesel on May 14th, 2009 at 2:55 pm said:

I’d like to echo how pissed I am that rag doll is for free now. It was not worth the 10 bucks and now you do it for free? I want a refund.


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+ krae_man on May 14th, 2009 at 2:56 pm said:

Sony hates Canadians Confirmed.

If you need furthur proof just look at Playstation.ca: The site they havn’t updated in months.

*downloads game from US PSN account*


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+ kmkaizen on May 14th, 2009 at 2:59 pm said:

thank for Spyro 3 and free Roll kung fu what a get update the new stuff in home as well what get update


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+ freeluv on May 14th, 2009 at 3:01 pm said:

arg, well now im getting angry. u know how many games i buy on psn and then they end up being free through qore or somethin? happens to me more than id like to say they need to have some sort of deal for those of us that throw our money at them every week


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+ Elsa on May 14th, 2009 at 3:01 pm said:

Wow! Very nice of Sprint… and I’ll remember them for this, so obviously as an advertising tactic it works!! :)


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+ Ikki_Fenix on May 14th, 2009 at 3:02 pm said:

Free game = awesome


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+ Ikki_Fenix on May 14th, 2009 at 3:02 pm said:

I love games that are free


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+ nov2rem on May 14th, 2009 at 3:02 pm said:

The sleeping giant(SCEA) has awaken. Keep up the good work guys. Now this is what I’m talking about. Releasing PSone games every week.

Also Medal of Honor:Underground PSone has been rated on the ESRB so I’m assuming the first Medal of Honor released next Thursday or this month as well as the Capcom PSone classics.


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+ Fersis on May 14th, 2009 at 3:02 pm said:

The King OF Fighters 99!!!!
This is the best PSN Store Update ever!!
Now i need a Latin America Store so i can actually buy it.

I have money for you SCEA!


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+ KnaveX on May 14th, 2009 at 3:03 pm said:

montemarx, if u get to reda this, what im talking about is the iphonoe, when apple did a $100 price drop, they gave $100 to all of those that had purchased that version if they sent in verification. a couple hundred people.


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+ whatisdelicious on May 14th, 2009 at 3:03 pm said:

That’s so awesome. I held off on Rag Doll Kung Fu because I just wasn’t so sure about it but was interested in it, and now it’s FREE! Sweet.

This is why the PS3 is awesome.


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+ gus_xl on May 14th, 2009 at 3:03 pm said:

Does Texas Cheat’em look fun to anyone else but me??


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+ pecorre on May 14th, 2009 at 3:05 pm said:

meh, Rag Doll is not free in canada…


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+ Neville718 on May 14th, 2009 at 3:06 pm said:

Please tell me there is a refund for the people like myself who supported rag doll? i just bought this game about 3 days ago and gave up dinner for a night just to purchase this game. Come PSN!

PS… Rag Doll needs a multi-player add-on to play online


196

+ Netweb on May 14th, 2009 at 3:06 pm said:

Prince of Persia Epilogue on EU? Where is?

Nice update :D


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+ darthInvader on May 14th, 2009 at 3:07 pm said:

crap! I want my $10 back


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+ Ramage on May 14th, 2009 at 3:08 pm said:

Pretty sweet update thanks to the free game and PSOne classics. I remember loving spyro when I was younger…then growing out of it…then falling in love with Ratchet and Clank only to realize years later they were both developed by Insomniac.

Thanks Sony and Sprint!


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+ mixenitup on May 14th, 2009 at 3:10 pm said:

yeah i hate I bought RD Kung foo early on. I want a ten dollar credit LOL then I’ll get that poker game too along with zen PB and pain addon im getting for sure.


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+ theofficeman on May 14th, 2009 at 3:11 pm said:

yay
free game made a lot of peoples day
+7 cool points to sprint


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