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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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+ krae_man on May 14th, 2009 at 6:19 pm said:

Good going Sony. When I’m signed into my Canadian PSN account that ticker thing is forever pimping Ragdoll Kung Fu being free even though its not for me.

Did it ever occur to you to give Playstation Canada a heads up you were doing this and give them an opportunity to secure a Canadian sponsor?

Who am I kidding, Sony Computer Entertainment’s various divisions are incapable of working together to achieve a common goal. No way you even inquired about extending this offer to Canada.


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+ DJnal05 on May 14th, 2009 at 6:19 pm said:

@ 348 (i got nothing against you)

wana give me 9.99 $??

u know whats fuuny?? when i buy new games i get a lot of message asking me for my psn id n password…

i simply tell them to Fcuk off… i thought i was doing sony a favor by not sharing games…

bro jus wait tell this happens to u….


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+ krae_man on May 14th, 2009 at 6:23 pm said:

Keep pretending the constant valid criticism of your rediculious way of doing business doesn’t exist Sony.

Canadian Playstation owners: The group of people SCEA continues to pretend doesn’t exist.

Hell, The Canadian branch of SCEA pretends Canada doesn’t exist. Playstation.ca still hasn’t been updated at all in 2009.


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+ Kren420 on May 14th, 2009 at 6:30 pm said:

I am pretty disapointed in the lack of Canadian support here………


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+ WindedHero on May 14th, 2009 at 6:32 pm said:

This is crap. I bought the game the week it came out and other people are getting it free?

Is Sony trying to tell us to hold onto our money?


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+ gettinmoney662 on May 14th, 2009 at 6:34 pm said:

Hey Canadians, the promotion is done by a U.S. company. Why would a U.S. company care about running promotions in another country?


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+ jewwarrior on May 14th, 2009 at 6:40 pm said:

you just made my day, playstation network. [DELETED] xbox, we get free games!


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+ KazeEternal on May 14th, 2009 at 6:41 pm said:

@Jeff
THIS IS BS JEFF I PAID 10 DOLLARS FOR RAG DOLL KUNG FU NOT EVEN A MONTH AGO!!! AND SONY PULLS THIS NONSENSE!! SONY OWES ME MONEY THIS IS A MONTH AFTER RELEASE OF THE DAMN GAME!!! THAT IS NOT RIGHT!!! I AM VERY CLOSE TO SWEARING OFF PSN EXCLUSIVES OVER THIS ALONE!!!


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+ Vash_Nightmare on May 14th, 2009 at 6:42 pm said:

Got KoF ’99

keep the ps1 classics coming and you have our wallets :D

good job Sony


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+ jewwarrior on May 14th, 2009 at 6:44 pm said:

i love you right now sony!


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+ jewwarrior on May 14th, 2009 at 6:46 pm said:

CANADIANS! GET A US ACCOUNT FOR FREE! ITS REALLY SIMPLE


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+ Vash_Nightmare on May 14th, 2009 at 6:47 pm said:

why are these people whining about the free game. so what you paid 10 dollars for it. you wanted the game that is why you paid the money for it. if you didnt think the game was worth 10 dollars why did you purchase it in the first place.

no body owe nothing to you and you should be ashamed of yourself.


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+ Slayer612 on May 14th, 2009 at 6:47 pm said:

Why does everyone feel everything is so EASY?

To get a sponsor isn’t easy or to get partnered with someone isn’t easy. It takes time. They just do not call each other up and say, “Hey Sprint, you wanna partner up and give a free game?”. It takes time and meetings.

No one knows what it is like until they do it themselves.


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+ DJnal05 on May 14th, 2009 at 6:55 pm said:

Vash_Nightmare…

u cant talk smack… just bcoz u got it free…

everyone has the right to protest…

i wonder how many game u bought from psn??


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+ SoYoung on May 14th, 2009 at 6:59 pm said:

Some people dont understand something. this kind of promotion is like saying “we dont care about people who supporting us, let us give away free gift for people who complain about no demos every week and buy nothing”

I have many PSN games, many were giving away in the past with Qore. I can live with it, but a NEW game that I pay 10$ like one month ago and it is FREE now is unacceptable for people who actually BUY things on the PSN.

When Microsoft give away Undertow on XBLA they gives a credits for those who have the game, Sony should do this as well because right now I feel riped and cheated as a supported costumer and I will think twice before I wull buy another PSN game.


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+ Erdie on May 14th, 2009 at 7:08 pm said:

Thank you, Sprint :)


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+ Vash_Nightmare on May 14th, 2009 at 7:10 pm said:

@363
for your information I purchased the game day one.
and I lost count of how many games I purchased on PSN, but they are a lot buddy.

if people get things for free let them enjoy it , first thing I did when I read this post is tell all my friends to go and get it.


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+ poohed333 on May 14th, 2009 at 7:11 pm said:

What ever happened with the MIA Street Fighter IV costume pack from last week? Has anyone figured out what happened to it?


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+ Vash_Nightmare on May 14th, 2009 at 7:15 pm said:

@364
I see your point.
I agree I’d be pissed if this happen frequently.
but as long as it is a one time special promotion thingy, it is alright you shouldn’t feel too bad about it.

now if only Sony gives frequent buyers free $50 wallet credits … :D :D that would be a nice gift to supporters like you and me.


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+ Erdie on May 14th, 2009 at 7:15 pm said:

Wow, I just read a few of the comments here. I get the feeling some of you could win 50 billion dollars only to complain about having to pay the tax on it. Unbelievable. Grow up.


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+ musiq720 on May 14th, 2009 at 7:18 pm said:

This free Rag Doll Kung Fu Download is [DELETED] I’m tired of paying for something and then the next week it’s either free or at a reduced price because of some “promotion”. I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on items from the psn store, and it feels like a slap in the face after I’ve just spent the hard earned money on it and then everone else gets it for free. Sure it seems nice to the people who get a free game and then can spend 10 bucks on another game, but come on Sony, give something to the people who every week give you there money while people who don’t give you any cash get a free gift.


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+ jixjax on May 14th, 2009 at 7:19 pm said:

Nice update! Will be buying Zen Pinball. Thanks for the free game Sprint! It’s also great to see more ps titles.


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+ Tjoeb123 on May 14th, 2009 at 7:30 pm said:

I don’t see where the free game is located…unless it’s on PS3 only? (if that’s the case, then I guess I can’t play it…)


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+ TailsTheCat on May 14th, 2009 at 7:30 pm said:

No online. No thanks.


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+ Neville718 on May 14th, 2009 at 7:45 pm said:

Thanks for the response Grace Chen… Sorry to say, but i’m not buying a single thing in the ps store. i’ll just wait until its free.
And thanks a lot sprint… ya’ll slap me in the face on my phone bill & miss out on promos


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+ Dark_Vincent on May 14th, 2009 at 7:55 pm said:

KOF99! Thank you PSN!!!

And thanks for Rag Doll too. Don’t worry about the haters. I’ve paid premium prices just to see the game go discounted some time after, and never felt “cheated” over it. It’s 5 dollars people ffs!


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+ jeffsmither on May 14th, 2009 at 7:55 pm said:

Really good update.


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+ JBruno on May 14th, 2009 at 8:03 pm said:

Thanks for the free game ( Sony and Sprint ), a really nice update with more PSone games.


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+ Starflyer59 on May 14th, 2009 at 8:04 pm said:

Neat promo by Sprint. I won’t purchase PSN games until a few months have passed from here on out.


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+ JohnGalt on May 14th, 2009 at 8:07 pm said:

Glad to see some additional PS1 games are available but the UK store has had many more available for some time. Please make some more games available to the US since they are already setup for the UK.


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on May 14th, 2009 at 8:11 pm said:

WOW..they are iving away a game that i helped support for sony for 10 buks ..and its now for FREE!!..this F-ing SUX!..this is so NOT FARE!..i REALLY DONT APPRECIATE THIS GAME BEING FREE!!..SONY NEDS TO CREDIT THOSE WHOM PURCHASED IT!..WE CAN USE IT TOWARDS ZEN>>or not…because it might turn out or FREE LATER ON!..SONY..PSN..LET THIS BE THE LAST TIME YOU GUYS DO/ALLOW THIS. its a HUGE SLAP IN THE FACE. this game isnt even OLDER THAN BCR!!!!..NOT KOOL!


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+ Atomika14 on May 14th, 2009 at 8:18 pm said:

Wow! A free game that I wanted to try, a great pinball game, a bunch of new stuff in Home and Daxter in PAIN? I actually reinstalled PAIN just to play as Daxter…

Nice work Sony!


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+ Toke_Buddy on May 14th, 2009 at 8:19 pm said:

Oh my god this is a god send thanks alot SCEA keep up the good [DELETED]! =D


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+ DJnal05 on May 14th, 2009 at 8:25 pm said:

oh well… i just told all my friends to get this games…

for my 9.99 u lost at least 80 times 9.99 xD

=) n now i am happy…


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+ StealthCorazon on May 14th, 2009 at 8:30 pm said:

I understand everyone’s frustration and I’d probably be upset too, or honestly I don’t think I would really care…

in fact i wasn’t gonna drop 10 bucks for rag doll just cuz it didn’t really interest me…i rather save my money for bigger games…but since its free…i guess i’ll DL it…and if it sucks..well…i won’t care…all in all..i was never gonna spend money on rag doll..which is probably gonna be the majority of the people who will DL it….

for those who spent the money…i feel ya…but maybe it’ll happen again when you guys get something free and i paid for it…who knows….


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+ DJnal05 on May 14th, 2009 at 8:30 pm said:

Vash_Nightmare

send me ur psn id… let me see when u got ur first trophy for rag doll

xD


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+ JKC31 on May 14th, 2009 at 8:33 pm said:

I’ve gotten shafted out of all of the qore stuff except two f’n demos Fluck and that POS tps and now this.


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+ DJnal05 on May 14th, 2009 at 8:34 pm said:

StealthCorazon

now thatz constructive criticism…

i just have wait for AT&T to do some


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+ luigidkm3 on May 14th, 2009 at 8:41 pm said:

where is bomberman ultra??!!!!


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+ luigidkm3 on May 14th, 2009 at 8:42 pm said:

where is bomberman ultra??!!!!a


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+ DeadRaver on May 14th, 2009 at 9:06 pm said:

can someone explain why rag doll kung fu is free?


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+ davidbadass13 on May 14th, 2009 at 9:09 pm said:

hey grace i bought rag doll kung fu last week for $10 now its free come on ! can i get my money back or a different game
plz reply


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+ Mindplague on May 14th, 2009 at 9:10 pm said:

And Canada get shafted, once again..


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+ Edd on May 14th, 2009 at 9:14 pm said:

well we know you can’t give refunds but maybe a free game voucher? you know it’s pretty low to do that to people all it does is make me apprehensive to buy any games because they might become free in the near future, it’s really not fair at all.


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+ SuperSijy on May 14th, 2009 at 9:20 pm said:

Love the free game, even if I would probably never have gotten it without Sprint’s support, but this could have been done better in order to not piss off people who already bought it.

Like maybe a free game(10$ or less) of your choosing and then have more ads for sprint as you goto checkout (ie adding funds will have a big sign saying sprint is buying you the game of your choice or something).

Making everyone happy and keeping first week’s sales are good ideas. Hopefully some other company will do a promo like that(cause free games are great)!


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+ Das_Pike on May 14th, 2009 at 9:26 pm said:

Update the avatars.


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+ FabiHurtz83 on May 14th, 2009 at 9:33 pm said:

“Some people dont understand something. this kind of promotion is like saying “we dont care about people who supporting us, let us give away free gift for people who complain about no demos every week and buy nothing”

Exactly, never have I complained about anything on this blog. Everyone who is complaining about us complaining are the same ones that b*tch about getting a demo a week late or some crap like that. We BUY actual PSN games, not just demos.


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+ sscoolChea on May 14th, 2009 at 9:49 pm said:

I’m just very disappointed that sony always let there core gamers like myself out to dry . They would rather give a bot a free game to have them jump on board than do anything for there establish gamers. They know there marketing blows and its word of mouth from people like myself that makes people buy the ps3 . heck i got 10 people to buy the ps3 .

business is business


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+ neogearzx on May 14th, 2009 at 9:59 pm said:

wow this is a very solid update.
i am impressed !


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+ MADARAmagekyo on May 14th, 2009 at 10:02 pm said:

Very, very awesome! Hearing that inFamous is getting standout reviews all over the place.

Keep the hits coming, Sony!


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