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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Jan 28, 2010 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

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

Updates

Bloons minis Permanent Price Drop (now $2.99, original price $3.99)

Brain Pipe minis Permanent Price Drop (now $2.99, original price $4.99)

Downloadable Games

Hustle Kings ($9.99)
Rack ‘em up and hustle your way to the top of the leaderboards with Hustle Kings, the newest and first-ever billiards simulator made exclusively for the PlayStation 3. Set in contemporary and stylish pool bars, Hustle Kings allows players of every skill level to immerse themselves in one of the most realistic billiards experiences ever realized through true to life physics and stunning, photo-realistic lighting and graphics.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 316 MB

THEXDER NEO ($9.99)
Originally released on the PC in 1985, THEXDER is a side-scrolling shooter featuring sleek animation, strategic transforming-mech gameplay, and brilliant homing lasers. Now the excitement of the original returns with revamped graphics, a novice mode, 6-player online races, and all-new features in THEXDER NEO.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 269 MB

Assault Heroes ($9.99)
As the only surviving members of an elite Special Forces Unit, it is up to you to uncover a classified weapons program hidden deep within a secret underground lab. Go the mission alone or fight side-by-side with your fellow comrade to tackle relentless enemy attacks. Use your stealth military training, weapons handling and quick mobility in this do or die mission. Reveal the truth to become the ultimate Assault Hero!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 58 MB

PS one Classics

Extreme Pinball ($5.99)
Take your pinball to the extreme! Rack up the high scores as you play through four exciting tables.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 24 MB

Hi-Octane:The Track Fights Back ($5.99)
Blow the competition away in this high-speed racing game! Collect weapons and power-ups in a full-on battle towards the finish line.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 35 MB

Game Demos (free)

UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Single Player Demo
Download the free single player demo for the “GAME OF THE YEAR” award winner, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves today!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.83 GB

THEXDER NEO Demo
Originally released on the PC in 1985, THEXDER is a side-scrolling shooter featuring sleek animation, strategic transforming-mech gameplay, and brilliant homing lasers. Now the excitement of the original returns with revamped graphics, a novice mode, 6-player online races, and all-new features in THEXDER NEO.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 94 MB

Vancouver Olympic Winter Games Demo
The world’s best athletes are back to defy the odds with heart-stopping feats of athletic greatness in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Take to the slopes in the men’s super-G or risk everything in the Landing Zone challenge.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 675 MB

Add-on Game Content

UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves PlayStation Heroes Pack ($4.99)
Storm through UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves online multiplayer modes as characters from your favorite PlayStation franchises! This pack contains seven character skins from inFAMOUS, Killzone 2, and the Resistance franchise.
File size: 141 KB

LittleBigPlanet GroundHog Day Costume (free)
A seasonal exclusive costume for SackBoy! Available for a limited time.
File size: 1.04 MB

Assassin’s Creed II Sequence 12: Battle of Forli ($3.99)
Battle of Forli expands the Assassin’s Creed II experience by delivering a missing piece of the storyline. Uncover new depths to the historical conspiracy by gaining access to six challenging new memories. Join Machiavelli and Caterina Sforza to defend Forli from the Orsi Brothers and pilot Leonardo’s flying machine across Romagna.
File size: 702 MB

PAIN Hilde Günnagröpe Character ($0.99)
Don’t be fooled by Hilde’s siren song – the littlest valkyrie packs a wallop. Launch her onto unsuspecting targets that don’t realize just because Hilde may be a bit on the short side, it doesn’t mean she doesn’t know how to lay the hammer down! It takes some serious muscles to be able to wield a hammer as big as your own self, and this viking has got plenty leftover to dish out the PAIN. Download Hilde today!
File size: 100 KB

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

  • “Travelin’ Band” by Creedence Clearwater Revival ($1.99)
  • “Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival ($1.99)
  • “Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival ($1.99)
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Bad Moon Rising”, “Travelin’ Band”, and “Proud Mary” by CCR (Creedence Clearwater Revival). 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: 23 MB – 32 MB (singles), 78 MB (track pack)

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

  • “Bulls on Parade”— Rage Against the Machine ($1.99)
  • “Hair of the Dog”— Nazareth ($1.99)
  • “Killed by Death ‘08″— Motörhead ($1.99)
  • “Levitate”— I Mother Earth ($1.99)
  • “Master of the Universe”— Hawkwind ($1.99)
  • “Transmaniacon MC”— Blue Öyster Cult ($1.99)
  • “Godzilla”— Blue Öyster Cult ($1.99)

File sizes: 18 MB – 40 MB (singles)

Game Videos (free)

White Knight Chronicles IE Character Customization Video
File size: 78 MB (HD) 133 MB (1080)

White Knight Chronicles IE The Online Experience
File size: 163 MB (HD) 256 MB (1080)

MAG: How To – Acquisition Mode
File size: 75 MB (HD)

MAG: How To – Domination Mode
File size: 71 MB (HD)

MAG: How To – Sabotage Mode
File size: 63 MB (HD)

MAG: How To – Suppression Mode
File size: 53 MB (HD)

Hustle Kings Launch Trailer
File size: 45 MB (HD) 76 MB (1080)

Smash Cars Trailer 2
File size: 20 MB (SD) 54 MB (HD)

Madden NFL Arcade Accolades Trailer
File size: 34 MB (HD)

Madden NFL Arcade Launch Trailer
File size: 39 MB (HD)

PS3 Themes

Devil Girl Hook-Ups Theme ($1.99)
File size: 4.47 MB

Nurse Girl Mika Hook-Ups Theme ($1.99)
File size: 4.36 MB

PlayStation Store for PSP

PSP minis (also playable on PS3 system)

Dracula – Undead Awakening ($4.99)
ESRB Rated T
File size: 13 MB

Pinball Dreams ($6.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 4.45 MB

Route 66 ($3.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 41 MB

Deflector ($3.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 5.66 MB

Add-on Game Content

LittleBigPlanet PSP Gardens Theme Level Pack ($2.99)
PLAY, CREATE, SHARE…Everywhere. Take a trip to the Gardens with new stickers and objects from the Gardens Level Pack!
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.62 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP Gardens Costumes (free)
PLAY, CREATE, SHARE…Everywhere. LittleBigPlanet’s critically acclaimed “PLAY, CREATE, SHARE” experience, makes its way to the PSP system with a completely new Sackboy adventure. Get two free costumes from the Gardens!
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 4.5 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP The Sack That Time Forgot Level Pack ($2.99)
PLAY, CREATE, SHARE…Everywhere. Take a trip to the stone age with 4 costumes and 12 stickers in The Sack That Time Forgot Level Pack!
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.59 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP Content Update v2.02 (free)
File size: 5.08 MB

Game Videos (free)

Dante’s Inferno Developer Diary – Anger
File size: 51 MB

Dante’s Inferno Developer Diary – Fraud
File size: 49 MB

Dante’s Inferno Developer Diary – Greed
File size: 51 MB

Dante’s Inferno Developer Diary – Heresy
File size: 44 MB

Dante’s Inferno Developer Diary – Limbo
File size: 46 MB

Dante’s Inferno Developer Diary – Violence
File size: 37 MB

Kurulin Fusion Trailer
File size: 15 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Devil Girl Hook-Ups PSP Theme ($1.99)
File size: 379 KB

Nurse Girl Mika Hook-Ups PSP Theme ($1.99)
File size: 364 KB

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201 Comments   1 Reply

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+ Hiro_Zero on January 28th, 2010 at 3:33 pm said:

The PSN has so much potential to be great, but every week is a complete disappointment due to lack of support.

I feel so bad for the people who looked past the artificial “early adoption” fee tied to the PSP-Go and have had to put up with these weak updates and extremely lacking game library since launch.


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+ Callahan09 on January 28th, 2010 at 3:34 pm said:

Yes! Finally we get Dracula – Undead Awakening in America! Definitely picking that one up this week. I hope it works on the PS3, too, but even if it doesn’t, I’ll still get it just to play on my PSP.

Kind of disappointed with the PSone classics lately, guys, you need to work harder to bring us the REAL classics.

When will we get Vagrant Story in America?

When will America get Blue Toad Murder Files? When will America get Spelunker HD?

Thanks in advance if you have any info on these!


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+ McGlone16 on January 28th, 2010 at 3:35 pm said:

The lack of PSP support is really disturbing. Really screwing the people who bought a psp go.


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+ SPOOKULA209 on January 28th, 2010 at 3:36 pm said:

finally hustle kings! just got the uncharted 2 skins also. Looking at thexder neo, gonna play the demo first. Nice update I don’t know why people are complaining so much lol


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+ urienji on January 28th, 2010 at 3:38 pm said:

Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy IX, Parasite Eve. Those PSOne games would be very welcome.


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+ McGlone16 on January 28th, 2010 at 3:38 pm said:

Nice update for ps3 not so much for psp.


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+ Sonicfan11589 on January 28th, 2010 at 3:39 pm said:

hello grace, if you’re reading this and are able to answer the following question, that would be great, if not, I understand, here’s the question, is there plans to release Shadow of Destiny on the psn and if so, is it soon? I’m guessing it will probably be the same thing when LittleBig Planet psp was first coming out and it wasn’t released until one week after its release in retail stores.


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+ CapinChronic on January 28th, 2010 at 3:40 pm said:

Where are the M.A.G Dynamic themes and M.A.G premium avatars????????? Come on Sony get your act together!!


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+ VereHraefn on January 28th, 2010 at 3:41 pm said:

. . . . . . . . What happened to the new Blazblue DLC? It was released on the Japanese PSN and the 360’s Marketplace in America, are we going to have to wait several months again?


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+ SyphonFilter- on January 28th, 2010 at 3:42 pm said:

Where are the new avatars?


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+ DonCalzone21 on January 28th, 2010 at 3:43 pm said:

How about RIVAL SCHOOLS for a PSone classic, or some fighting game.
Also are we gonna get PERFECT DARK or SERIOUS SAM HD?? I know 360 is
Some new FREE avatars would be nice


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+ terribledeli on January 28th, 2010 at 3:43 pm said:

@31

Well, I see at least one ignorant thing here and it isn’t the Uncharted 2 demo.

Let’s play a hypothetical game.

Let’s say, oh I don’t know, I got a PS3 for Christmas. Maybe I’m not interested in dropping sixty dollars on a game I’m not familiar with.

I don’t purchase Uncharted 2 because I’m not sure if I would enjoy the game. Fast forward a month, now I can see if I would enjoy Uncharted 2.

Based on Sony’s Christmas numbers, there’s plenty of users that would benefit from the Uncharted 2 SP demo.

It never ceases to amaze me how many armchair video game analysts exist. Go back and take a basic business class.


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+ Meguer on January 28th, 2010 at 3:45 pm said:

Every week we can see games on sale on European PS Store. Why it doesnt happen here too? Why?


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+ DonCalzone21 on January 28th, 2010 at 3:46 pm said:

Oh and why dont we get DEMON’S SOULS and WipeoutHD dynamic themes? UK store has them, and we do play these games in the US as well


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+ urienji on January 28th, 2010 at 3:51 pm said:

I just want to know why Persona costs $39 on PSN and $24.99 at amazon.com. Great job of screwing the early adopters for your new technology.

Here’s an idea Sony. If you want people to buy your new expensive device, make it worth to the buyer. Don’t make them spend more for your device and more for the content.

And don’t ignore complanits on your own blog.

Really, isn’t anyone getting paid to keep the unwashed masses happy?

Thank God I still have my DS.


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+ RuoneDelacroix on January 28th, 2010 at 3:52 pm said:

I am awaiting the day that Sony releases Grandia as a PSX Classic, rather than seeing games like Championship Bass or Extreme Pinball coming out. The game’s out in Japan, how hard can it be to get the localization and put it up here in North America?


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+ tj5678 on January 28th, 2010 at 3:52 pm said:

Rock band unplugged lite was available via voucher for early psp go adopters. Why is it not avaible for purchase via psp network store? Only a demo is availble for download. Please look into this. thanks


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+ dustybuster on January 28th, 2010 at 3:54 pm said:

Grace,

I’m a first time commenter on here for a reason. I bought a PSPGo for Christmas and have since enjoyed it. However, I am quite disappointed to find that many games I want to purchase are unavailable (many by Square Enix, or other RPGs). Is this going to be remedied? The lack of a regular stream of quality PSP games being released weekly is disheartening. I am hoping that Sony reads the torrent of comments similar to mine and starts to take the PSPGo more seriously. Can we expect some kind of response to this seeming negligence please? Thank you for your time.

Disheartened PSPGo owner


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+ Gameguy1546 on January 28th, 2010 at 3:57 pm said:

No BlazBlue DLC or patch? Come on…Japanese PSN got the DLC today and the patch a week ago…Even 360 got the patch and DLC today..


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+ RPGSquare on January 28th, 2010 at 4:03 pm said:

Yeah I was stupid and bought the pspgo, huge mistake. They said they would have over 100 ps1 games at launch, they only have 85 or so. Sony, come on japan has a huge store and it really makes sony america look like a bunch morons who have zero clue of what pspgo owners would want.


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+ KidCommando on January 28th, 2010 at 4:05 pm said:

Please, for the love of Kratos, get demos or video previews of the content you want us to buy!

Why the hell would I buy ANY of those minis without a video preview. The exagerrated description alone is not very convincing for me to hit the buy button.

Why is this so hard to do? Is it a cost issue? a bandwith issue? Do you guys need to borrow my digital camera?

I just don’t understand who would buy those games based on a name, title screen, and a 4 sentence paragraph description.


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+ FPlus on January 28th, 2010 at 4:09 pm said:

== @urienji ==

That’s the thing about SONY, they show you something cool, and than they give a whole bunch of cool apps for it… You go buy it… after a month or two They stop supporting it ;)

Its Win Win for SCEA…

Examples:

– Dynamic Themes (USA: 1 theme per 2 months)

– Avatars (Takes 3 years to make .PNG Files, apparently! – Web designer here!)

– PlayStaion(R)Eye ( IT ONLY HAS 7 GAMES )

– PSPgo ( They give you 100+ Games on PSN and than 1 game ever update )

In unrelated news, SONY has come out with a new slogan:

SONY – we.Done.Make.Anything.Good.Anymore


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+ saintaqua on January 28th, 2010 at 4:10 pm said:

Big update but nothing for me this week. :(

Getting White Knight next week though!


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+ ThreeLeggedFreak on January 28th, 2010 at 4:16 pm said:

Horrible update, at least I got Braid and Critter Crunch on last week’s sale.


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+ lpguycu on January 28th, 2010 at 4:16 pm said:

Decent update but it looks like we will have to start a Vagrant Story petition.


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+ Darth-Krayt on January 28th, 2010 at 4:17 pm said:

@50
I’m as happy as can be with my PSP Go, so don’t you you, or any of the other complainers speak for me. You’re just “Noisy Negativists”. Just about every game I’d ever buy for PSP is already on the store, and I havn’t even bought all of those yet. And as for games I want NOT on the store yet, there are only a few. Final Fantasy 1, Crisis Core and Mega-Man Powered Up.

If there’s any 3rd party games you want not on the store, you should be complaining to those 3rd parties. Sony can’t just magically make digital versions of 3rd party games appear to be put on the store. Those 3rd party devs aren’t going to hear your requests here on the PlayStation Blog. You have to contact them directly.

Complaining to Sony about 3rd party games not on the store is completely stupid and pointless.


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+ texas_ride on January 28th, 2010 at 4:18 pm said:

@41 SingStore is being updated for NA users, it just hasn’t been posted on the NA blog. Also, SingStore updates are never included with the PSN Store updates, they are two separate things. Check the new songs section in the SingStore. It’s not as great as what Europe gets, but it is updated.


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+ Kren420 on January 28th, 2010 at 4:19 pm said:

Is that the same LittleBigCostume as last year? Or is this a different Groundhog?


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+ texas_ride on January 28th, 2010 at 4:20 pm said:

@42 i mean


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+ RoecraticA on January 28th, 2010 at 4:21 pm said:

hey u guys need to fix the description (if possible) of the South Park PSP® Theme!!! In the description it has the word DYNAMIC in it,you actually made me buy it! next time please think before you put things like this on the store.

as for the update good job. 95%


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+ jrivera0108 on January 28th, 2010 at 4:23 pm said:

Downloading the UC2 skins today…that’s about it. Hustle Kings maybe later. Gonna go back to finishing Bioshock 1 and GoW collection now…


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+ jrivera0108 on January 28th, 2010 at 4:24 pm said:

@78 thats the same one from last year.


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+ Cord on January 28th, 2010 at 4:25 pm said:

As many have stated, WHERE ARE THE UPDATES TO THE PSPGO!?

Did Sony sell the PSPgo with intention of failing? We’ve seen the news about Toyota; basically committed auto sales suicide. Is that Sony’s intent with the PSPgo? Is this some new Japanese thing that Americans (or anyone sane) will never understand.

I want PSP games for the PSPgo downloads NOW.


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+ UnKn0nSldr86 on January 28th, 2010 at 4:26 pm said:

some of you need to stop playing the UC2 demo and get your butt to your closest store and buy the damn game already…geez.


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+ urienji on January 28th, 2010 at 4:28 pm said:

@Darth-Krayt

I like my PSP Go (great screen). What I do not like is the lack of updates for it. Is it really my job to get content for Sony. Or, do you think, it might be in Sony’s best interest to do the legwork. I imagine someone at Sony must know how to contact the software developers. And, I imagine that Sony will have an easier time getting the developers to listen to them.

But, my biggest gripe is the premium price Sony wants us Go owners to pay for the software. Persona and Resistance Rebellion are about $20 over what it costs on Amazon. Why?

And you will never get an answer from anyone around here. You would think the guy in third place in the console wars might want to be a little more proactive.


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+ Thrasher20 on January 28th, 2010 at 4:29 pm said:

I agree with @sNsKid about third party titles for the PSOne.

This update is good. Thank you for Uncharted 2 demo and the Dante’s Inferno diaries!


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+ Sponge-worthy on January 28th, 2010 at 4:33 pm said:

So…the Nazareth song for Rock Band…is it still messin’ with a son of a [DELETED]? Or, are we edited? :D


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+ xplosneer on January 28th, 2010 at 4:41 pm said:

No Bad Company 2 Demo?!


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+ Velzorn on January 28th, 2010 at 4:44 pm said:

Grace,

Any thoughts of adding a special pool table at the bowling alley in Playstation Home for game launching of Hustle Kings? I’m sure it would increase sales and interactivity.

Still saving dynamic themes and new avatars for the premium online service?


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+ Etharius on January 28th, 2010 at 4:46 pm said:

The lack of PSP support is starting to genuinely scare me.

Thank God I have a PSP 3000 as well as a Go. Think I’ll sell my Go now.

Seriously guys, you’ve charged a fortune for 5 year old technology and the promise of digital content, and comprehensively failed to deliver. The only people doing worse are those in Europe, who have about 10% of the content of the US store and paid twice as much for the hardware.

At this rate I wouldn’t bother with a PSP2, much as it pains me to say it – you’ve flushed a lot of goodwill down the toilet, along with a lot of people’s money.


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+ Ramage on January 28th, 2010 at 4:48 pm said:

What’s with no new PSP games for the go owners? I’m about to go pick one up soon…assuming you start putting up some more titles


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+ crXss on January 28th, 2010 at 4:50 pm said:

Dear ND,

MORE SKINS! kthxbai


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+ RPGSquare on January 28th, 2010 at 4:56 pm said:

Its funny how grace will pop in to comment on themes of all things but not about their complete lack of support for the go? Way to make a 2 dollar theme sale vs. 20 or 30 per pspgo d.d. title.


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+ clan_nutsy on January 28th, 2010 at 5:10 pm said:

FFIX, Suikoden II, Vagrant Story, Legend Of Dragoon, Xenogears, Vanguard Bandits, Harvest Moon, Grandia, Dragon Warrior VII, Dino Crisis 2, Parasite Eve, Thousand Arms, etc…

can we at least get ONE of these already?? come on sony!!


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+ MiltonMafia on January 28th, 2010 at 5:18 pm said:

Surprised at all those without uncharted. What are they thinking?
Cool more assassins.


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+ FE_RR on January 28th, 2010 at 5:35 pm said:

when will the assassin’s creed 2 DLC be on amazon???…i don’t have money in the psn account and do not want to buy a card!!, please acelerate the proces in amazon


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+ GoToSea2 on January 28th, 2010 at 5:38 pm said:

as I heard and read, games updates are not up to Sony to decide. Correct me if I’m wrong, Grace.


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+ darthvonodia on January 28th, 2010 at 5:38 pm said:

No PSP games…
You’re the best SONY, keep up the good work.
Time to sell my PSP GO.


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+ dotCody on January 28th, 2010 at 5:44 pm said:

Uncharted 2 Heroes Pack should be FREE.


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+ stevelvl on January 28th, 2010 at 5:45 pm said:

….LISTEN TO US!!! , PS1 RPGS!!! not those crappy ones you keep adding!!!


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