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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Dec 17, 2009 // Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone – It’s time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.

Best of 2009 Collection

Take the guesswork out of shopping PlayStation Store. This year’s top-ranked downloads for PS3, PSP, PSone, DLC, demos and premium themes are right here in the Best of 2009 collection. Find the most popular titles and DLC and celebrate a year to remember. It’s the best of the best on PlayStation Store.

Best of PSN 2009

Updates

Beaterator Price Drop (was $39.99; now $19.99)
Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars Price Drop (was $39.99; now $29.99)
Holy Invasion of Privacy Badman Price Drop (was $19.99; now $9.99)
Brain Challenge Price Drop (was $9.99; now $4.99)
Unbound Saga Sale (regular price $9.99; sale price $4.99)
Tetris Sale (regular price $9.99; sale price $6.99)
Burn Zombie Burn (regular price $9.99; sale price $4.99)

Downloadable Games

PUZZLEGEDDON ($9.99)
Set in an array of galaxies, Puzzlegeddon features a clever mix of puzzle, action and strategy in a game that is fast-paced and addictive. Compete for the top spot on the planet by creating multiple combos for the quickest way to gather enough resources to blast your enemies out of this world! You can battle up to five players in a variety of galaxies in this stylish and quirky puzzle brawler.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 171 MB

PSone Classics: PS3/PSP

Final Fantasy VIII ($9.99)
The peace of the realm is threatened when the evil Sorceress Ultimecia takes power as ruler of the Galbadia Republic. To restore order, Squall, a member of Balamb Garden Military Academy’s elite mercenary force SeeD, other allies from the Garden, and Rinoa, a member of the resistance, join together on a journey that spans time and space.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.78 GB

Game Demos (free)

Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge
Take a test drive of Gran Turismo 5 and test your racing skills in the national Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge through January 25, 2010. Race the all-new Nissan 370Z in stock and tuned versions on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway course, with the chance to walk away with bragging rights and an unforgettable Indy 500 VIP weekend experience.
ESRB Rated RP
File size: 203 MB

Army of TWO: The 40th Day Demo
Army of TWO: The 40th Day has been built from the ground up as an incredible cooperative experience. The result is a bigger, better, more organic and immersive co-op experience that lets you put your best two-man tactics to use whenever and wherever you want. This demo allows you to play part of the first level in split-screen or online co-op.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 1.44 GB

TV Show King Demo
Confront friends in local or online multi mode with this TV quiz game show! Try to answer fun and challenging trivia questions and see who can win the greatest amount of cash in the final deciding duel. TV Show King will challenge your brain!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 246 MB

Guitar Hero Van Halen Demo
Party with the greatest Arena Rock band of all time – Van Halen!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.41 GB

Diner Dash Demo
Players take direct control of Flo, an office-worker turned restauranteur, as she runs to seat patrons, take orders, deliver food, take payment and bus tables as efficiently as possible within the time limit allowed.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 71 MB

PUZZLEGEDDON Demo
Set in an array of galaxies, Puzzlegeddon features a clever mix of puzzle, action and strategy in a game that is fast-paced and addictive. Compete for the top spot on the planet by creating multiple combos for the quickest way to gather enough resources to blast your enemies out of this world! You can battle up to five players in a variety of galaxies in this stylish and quirky puzzle brawler.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 171 MB

Add-on Game Content

PAIN Red Jimmy Character ($0.99)
Red Jimmy is a tough cowboy, but this new launchee is nothing without his beloved Horsey. Rumors say he broke in his steed just by shouting, “CHILL.” He can even lasso a full-grown bull and take out a fly off a cactus, blindfolded. But will you have the same accuracy launching him AND the Horsey he rode in on through the world of PAIN? Download Red Jimmy and the Horsey he rode in on today to see how the West was PAINed.
File size: 100 KB

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation Cold Front ($9.99)
Kit yourself out in snow gear and fight your way through blizzard conditions, joining a team of mercenaries or a squad from one of the world’s top Special Forces regiments including the Russian Spetsnaz. Try your hand at Arms Run, a new game mode that features dynamically placed missile launchers that must be activated or destroyed, depending on which side you’re fighting for.
File size: 1.19 GB

Brutal Legend Hammer Of Infinite Fate ($4.99)
HAMMER OF INFINITE FATE Map Pack adds four new maps to Brütal Legend’s multiplayer mayhem. “Coiled Remains” is located deep within the heart of Tainted Coil territory, forcing armies to fight in a desecrated Titan temple. “Altar of Blood” separates opponents by a dangerous arena that can be activated to fill with drowning blood. “The Amplified Cliffs” pits players against each other in a desolate wasteland of amps and lava. “Crucible of the Titans” plunges players deep underground to fight in the company of the Metal Gods as they dangerously forge the Brütal landscape.
File size: 147 MB

NBA 10 Holiday Shoe Pack (free)
Get the latest kicks for NBA LIVE 10 with the holiday shoe pack featuring 23 updated shoes for your favorite players. From official team playbooks, signature player warm-ups and unique arena audio to daily updates of player attributes driven by Dynamic DNA. Whether it’s a quick game of play now, an Adidas LIVE Run online game or your Dynamic Season, NBA LIVE 10 brings you the ultimate in authenticity every time you hit the court.
File size: 90 MB

Guitar Hero 5
For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com.

  • “Hi-Speed Soul” by Nada Surf ($1.99)
  • “Sister Jack” by Spoon ($1.99)
  • “Cut Your Hair” by Pavement ($1.99)
  • Indie Rock Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Hi-Speed Soul” by Nada Surf, “Cut Your Hair” by Pavement, and “Sister Jack” by Spoon. 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 sizes: 33 MB – 47 MB (singles), 118 MB (track pack)

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

  • “Gives You Hell”— All-American Rejects ($1.99)
  • “This is War”— 30 Seconds to Mars ($1.99)
  • “Kings and Queens”— 30 Seconds to Mars ($1.99)
  • “Christian’s Inferno”— Green Day ($1.99)
  • “Last of the American Girls”— Green Day ($1.99)
  • “¡Viva la Gloria!”— Green Day ($1.99)
  • Green Day Pack 2 ($5.49)- Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Green Day Pack 01. This pack includes: “Christian’s Inferno,” “Last of the American Girls,” and “¡Viva la Gloria!” by Green Day.

File sizes: 25 MB – 39 MB (singles), 75 MB (track pack)

The Beatles: Rock Band
Build your library for The Beatles: Rock Band by purchasing these song game tracks. For music credits, visit www.thebeatlesrockband.com.

  • “Girl” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “In My Life” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “Michelle” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “Nowhere Man” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “Run For Your Life” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “The Word” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “Think For Yourself” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “Wait” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “What Goes On” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • “You Won’t See Me” by The Beatles ($1.99)
  • Rubber Soul Album ($17.99) – Build your library for The Beatles: Rock Band by purchasing Rubber Soul (Album).

File sizes: 29 MB – 39 MB (singles), 380 MB (track pack)

Game Videos (free)

ModNation Racers “Express Yourself” Trailer
File size: 67 MB (HD)

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 Dev Diary #1
File size: 129 MB (HD)

Critter Crunch “A Barf in the Night” Trailer
File size: 70 MB (HD)

Mushroom Wars Trailer 2
File size: 14 MB (SD) 41 MB (HD)

High Velocity Bowling Jarvis & Ginger Trailer
File size: 34 MB (HD)

Red Dead Redemption Trailer 2
File size: 87 MB (HD)

Planet 51 Launch Trailer
File size: 51 MB (HD)

NBA UNRIVALED Trailer
File size: 19 MB (SD) 38 MB (HD) 69 MB (1080)

Themes

Smash Cars Theme (free)
File size: 1.56 MB

Digger HD Theme (free)
File size: 1.42 MB

Mushroom Wars Theme (free)
File size: 2.69 MB

Smash Cars B&W Theme (free)
File size: 1.80 MB

Guitar Hero Van Halen Theme (free)
File size: 1.83 MB

Legion Theme (free)
File size: 339 KB

Assassin’s Creed II Ezio Theme ($0.99)
File size: 4.92 MB

Bianca Premium Plus Theme ($1.99)
File size: 9.27 MB

Lindsay Kaye Theme ($1.99)
File size: 3.89 MB

The Hangover Theme ($1.99)
File size: 3.93 MB

Transformers 2 Theme ($1.99)
File size: 2.82 MB

STAR TREK: TOS Dynamic Theme Dual Pack $4.99
File size: 11.55 MB

STAR TREK: TOS Blue Edition Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 6.27 MB

STAR TREK: TOS Red Edition Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 5.28 MB

Gaze Theme ($1.99)
File size: 1.56 MB

Tropical Paradise Theme ($1.49)
File size: 5.44 MB

Wallpaper (free)

UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Wallpaper 3
File size: 237 KB (SD) 0.98 MB (1080)

Gravity Crash Sun Wallpaper
File size: 280 KB (HD)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 storefront)

BUZZ! Quiz World ($19.99)
The portable quiz show experience without boundaries! Take a huge variety of trivia options on the go with you in BUZZ! Quiz World for the PSP system. All new single and multi player modes will keep you and your friends challenged for hours. If you think you’ve mastered it all, now you can jump online to try quizzes created by other fans or download add-on quizzes on your favorite subjects through the PSN. Take your trivia party to go!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 679 MB

Sega Rally Revo ($15.99)
Don’t just rip up the track, tear it a new one. Race through awesome environments, with a variety of weather conditions on surfaces including snow, mud, dirt, gravel and asphalt. This unpredictable off-road racing experience demands all of your skill and focus to win.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 144 MB

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus ($9.99)
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus is a standalone addition to the 2006 award winning stealth action title of the same name. Focusing on a portable multiplayer experience, players will be able to enjoy more maps, more missions, and recruit a talented crew of war heroes for battling real opponents in online arenas.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 640 MB

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops ($14.99)
Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops is the action game from Hideo Kojima’s legendary Metal Gear Solid series that redefined the stealth action genre on the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system. With an original storyline that follows the events of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and innovative online gameplay that lets gamers recruit their own comrades, Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops offers players a Metal Gear experience unlike any other.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 804 MB

Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel ($9.99)
Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel brings the renowned Metal Gear IDW comic book series to life on the PSP system, complete with stylized animation, thrilling music and explosive sound effects.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 614 MB

F1 2009 ($39.99)
F1 2009 is the first in a new generation of FORMULA 1 video games featuring Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and all the official drivers, teams and circuits from the FIA FORMULA 1 World Championship. F1 2009 will take gamers as close as possible to the most spectacular motorsport on the planet.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 382 MB

Ridge Racer ($14.99)
Prepare for intense racing excitement in the critically acclaimed Ridge Racer for the PSP system and take part in one of the most exhilarating portable racing games ever!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 646 MB

Game Demos (free)

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Demo
The world-renowned stealth-action series returns in a new chapter
hand-crafted by Hideo Kojima himself! The year is 1974. Join “Snake,”
(a.k.a. Big Boss), in pursuit of a mysterious armed force that threatens
peaceful Costa Rica. Play four mission types in this exclusive demo!
File size: 104 MB

PSP minis (also available from PS3 storefront)

Heracles Chariot Racing ($4.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 44 MB

Spot the Differences! ($2.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 76 MB

Game Videos (free)

Tekken 6 PSP Trailer
File size: 9.44 MB

Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines Gameplay Sizzle Trailer
File size: 6.88 MB

Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines Launch Trailer
File size: 13 MB

Armored Core 3 Trailer
File size: 17 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 storefront)

Tropical Paradise PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 542 KB

Pinball Heroes: High Velocity Bowling PSP Theme (free)
File size: 501 KB

Pinball Heroes: Uncharted PSP Theme (free)
File size: 551 KB

Gaze PSP Theme 1 ($1.49)
File size: 494 KB

Gaze PSP Theme 2 ($1.49)
File size: 563 KB

Off the Beat – Pursuit PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 446 KB

Off the Beat – Hang Out PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 496 KB

Transformers 2 PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 566 KB

The Hangover PSP Theme ($1.99)
File size: 601 KB

//Add Your Own

235 Comments   1 Reply

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+ ShredinSlash on December 17th, 2009 at 6:15 pm said:

@29 Plus is more of an expansion pack then a full on game, Normal ops is better IMO, as there’s an actual story mode, unlike Plus were it’s mission based only, sort of like Kingdom Hearts Days for DS


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+ TravisRSCX on December 17th, 2009 at 6:15 pm said:

MGS PEACE WALKER DEMO OUT ON STORE!!! WO0T!

Also, I want to see Phantasy Star Portable please!!!


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+ JetPiIot on December 17th, 2009 at 6:16 pm said:

@ BradleyUK

Sales tax isn’t charged by the federal government, so the sales tax varies from state to state. Some charge sales tax on online purchases whereas others do not. Each state charges a different percentage as well.


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+ XCEagle on December 17th, 2009 at 6:17 pm said:

@29 Tinaray: Portable Ops Plus is an add on with none of the missions from the previous. It is standalone but less overall content, hence the lower price


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+ huntoi on December 17th, 2009 at 6:17 pm said:

Cool, but more PSP demos would be nice, given the fact that there are a lot of PSP games.


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+ TwoIncheS on December 17th, 2009 at 6:17 pm said:

Good update, now if only my code for Sodium one wasnt broken and making me sad today would be a great day.


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+ Dangeresque92 on December 17th, 2009 at 6:17 pm said:

Wheres the LBP DLC? and the avatars?

SERIOUSLY! I will MAKE avatar images myself and email them to you, and you can post them online without giving me credit! JUST GIVE US MORE AVATARS!


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+ sindiewen on December 17th, 2009 at 6:17 pm said:

One of the best updates ive seen yet.

I need to pick up FF8 now


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+ dk00111 on December 17th, 2009 at 6:18 pm said:

On behalf of the many people who were disappointed by the GT5 graphics, are the graphics of the Time Trial equal or close to the graphics of the final game?


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+ WackyWeedCreed on December 17th, 2009 at 6:18 pm said:

Epic update!


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+ Draicus on December 17th, 2009 at 6:18 pm said:

That’s a hefty update.

BTW, read IGN’s article on avatars and soak the words in thoroughly: http://ps3.ign.com/articles/105/1056185p1.html


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+ luminum_x on December 17th, 2009 at 6:18 pm said:

wow wonderful update looks like every one got there Christmas present exept me. But im not giving up hope yet there is still one more update before chritsmas. PLEASE SQUARE ENIX PPPLEEEEAAASSSEEE PUT CRISIS CORE ON PSN!


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+ StuntF50 on December 17th, 2009 at 6:19 pm said:

Amazing update.

We just need those Avatars that were promised to us three months ago in firmware v3.0. Whatever happened to those? I’m kind of tired of seeing four Altairs on my friends list and two Toro Toros.


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+ EvoAnubis on December 17th, 2009 at 6:19 pm said:

Very nice update! Been waiting on Final Fantasy VIII for awhile. Any word on when I can expect to see the only other one I care about, Xenogears? Vagrant Story is coming soon, so I’m not worried about that one, but Xenogears is huge for me.


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+ SpiedemoN on December 17th, 2009 at 6:19 pm said:

I might be mistaken but the description that’s been put up on this blog for MGS Portable Ops Plus looks incorrect.

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus ($9.99)
Grip tight and hang on! Think fast and hang on to your ride as you take independent control of the rider and take the ultimate test of mettle. Dual controls let you tear it up with death-defying tricks and high-flying freestyle action.

I mean that doesn’t sound like any MGS game I’ve played haha.

Also, FFVIII AWESOME!! Nice update. :)


66

+ Zilas on December 17th, 2009 at 6:20 pm said:

The GT5 demo has an end date…
We get to play this demo for 68 days.
Expires 2/24/2010…
What the hell…


67

+ Crotin on December 17th, 2009 at 6:21 pm said:

FF8 FTW!


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+ Eazy1891 on December 17th, 2009 at 6:22 pm said:

FF8 FTW YAY GREAT UPDATE SONY


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+ FireDragonGod on December 17th, 2009 at 6:23 pm said:

Army Of 2 The 40th Day…I’m LookN Forward 2 That


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+ Eazy1891 on December 17th, 2009 at 6:24 pm said:

Still need Crisis Core for PSP though


71

+ Axonn on December 17th, 2009 at 6:25 pm said:

AAaawwwwrrrr! Price drop on Chinatown Wars, I already bought it on sunday. That’s unlucky :(


72

+ taekw0nd0j0 on December 17th, 2009 at 6:26 pm said:

Amazing update! Thank you so much. I have bought Final Fantasy VIII already. It is now downloading.


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+ remanutd5 on December 17th, 2009 at 6:26 pm said:

im downloading Buzz Quiz World on my GO and Socom DLC on my ps3 ( the whole clan is getting it so … i had to lol ) after Buzz is downloaded its MGS portable Ops time


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+ Bones00 on December 17th, 2009 at 6:26 pm said:

How long will the sale prices last?


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+ solaceinsound on December 17th, 2009 at 6:27 pm said:

Seriously though, what’s the deal with mini’s. none of mine worked last week, now 2 of 5 do, this is lame, don’t say Mini’s will play if only 1/5 of them will actually work, Sony needs to improve it’s communication with customers, i keep buying mini’s with the idea that they’ll be playable at home and on the go, and constantly get let down.

any help guys? will there be a point when all the mini’s will play, suddenly half my mini’s are labeled “PSP GAME” which they clearly aren’t.


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+ roseofmayix on December 17th, 2009 at 6:27 pm said:

FF8 update = 100% win. Grrrreat! =D


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+ D-Squad3 on December 17th, 2009 at 6:27 pm said:

When are you guys going to announce the winner of the God of War III sweeptakes for the Spartan Army? You guys said that it would be today but where is it? I know that I didn’t win but I still want to know the results.


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+ MassaBR on December 17th, 2009 at 6:28 pm said:

Resistance: Retribution is $20 at retail, still $40 on the Store (after the silent price hike, since it was available for $32 on October 1st).


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+ remanutd5 on December 17th, 2009 at 6:28 pm said:

hey Grace can you talk to Erick to see if they can released an update that let us organize our games by name or genre on the psp GO , i dont know if we can do it with media GO since i have a MAC


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+ samven582 on December 17th, 2009 at 6:29 pm said:

Final Ridge Racer psp is out!!!!


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+ KILLZONE79 on December 17th, 2009 at 6:29 pm said:

Awesome Store Update Chen, but unfortently i wont have money this week as im going christmas shopping tomorrow morning for the family.

at least i get PAYDAY from work on christmas eve :)


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+ trinigamer101 on December 17th, 2009 at 6:29 pm said:

ohh my gosh, metal gear solid, GT, and more……


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+ Rhythm_City on December 17th, 2009 at 6:30 pm said:

I am very annoyed right now,I waited patiently all week believing that the “Eye of indra” bundle with the uncharted 2 skins would be released this week,ONE week after EU got it but i come here only to have my hopes waver.Thank you naughty dog and sony for giving the NA uncharted fans the shaft…again.


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+ KILLZONE79 on December 17th, 2009 at 6:32 pm said:

@ 65 thats because the contest ends and so as the demo ends too.


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+ shawtymann on December 17th, 2009 at 6:33 pm said:

when is the Gran Turismo 2009 awards video coming?


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+ BradleyUK on December 17th, 2009 at 6:34 pm said:

@ JetPiIot

I am not even in the USA


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+ duff916 on December 17th, 2009 at 6:35 pm said:

Where is Hustle Kings? Can we get an update on it sometime soon?

Great update btw!


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+ Moonglare on December 17th, 2009 at 6:35 pm said:

Oh my God!! Final Fantasy VIII is finally here!! Thank you so much for the those wonderful updates =) Keep up with the awesome work!!


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+ explosive78 on December 17th, 2009 at 6:35 pm said:

MY GOD!!! What is the deal with the avatars. In the future I hope you guys dont announce stuff that you dont plan to bring out soon.


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+ Moosehole on December 17th, 2009 at 6:36 pm said:

This is a great update and all… but I thought all PSP minis were supposed to be playable on PS3 today…

I’ve got news for you… they aren’t. Fail once again.


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+ Lil_Mermaid_Girl on December 17th, 2009 at 6:36 pm said:

I hope the Mushroom Wars theme is as good as the pixeljunk themes (minus the annoying loud sounds). :D Oh, and I’m glad there’s demos for diner dash, tv show king, and puzzlegedon.


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+ cloudblade70 on December 17th, 2009 at 6:37 pm said:

Finally, Final Fantasy VIII. Thanks ^_^


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+ likedatkilla on December 17th, 2009 at 6:39 pm said:

I never got my beta code for mod nation racers


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+ CrystalX3D on December 17th, 2009 at 6:39 pm said:

I can has Xenogears plz?
Come on SquareEnix, we’ve been waiting forever!


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+ HarrytheHobo on December 17th, 2009 at 6:41 pm said:

Kind off topic… I still haven’t received my Mod Nation Racers beta key. I’ve been a Qore member since the first episode. Are you guys still sending the beta keys out?


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+ BlooodyCow on December 17th, 2009 at 6:42 pm said:

***http://ps3.ign.com/articles/105/1056185p1.html
Read that article dammit.


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+ OldKai on December 17th, 2009 at 6:42 pm said:

I’ll take a look at the Puzzlegeddon demo, as well as the demos for GT5 & Army of Two. I’ll buy the DLC for PAIN & Brutal Legend, and then I’ll probably pick up Buzz: Quiz World since it’s $20, and I’ll consider that Heracles racing game, Wii version got a decent rating. Don’t really care to get FF8 at this time, and I imported Ridge Racer 2 for the PSP so no thanks there.


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+ KILLZONE79 on December 17th, 2009 at 6:42 pm said:

@ 93 i believe its beta codes get sent out next week


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+ SMoKeY_RuN on December 17th, 2009 at 6:43 pm said:

No Battlefield Bad Company 2 theme? According to their blog it was suppose to be released today.


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+ TheInfectedBy590 on December 17th, 2009 at 6:43 pm said:

Still Demon’s Souls dynamic theme… :(


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