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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Feb 18, 2010 // Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone – It’s time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update. Today we launch the premiere of The Tester, a brand new original reality series on PSN. You can download Episode 1: “The Critical Eye” from the Game or the Video Store.

Price Updates

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Sale, One Week Only (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Topatoi Permanent Price Drop (now $7.99, original price $9.99)

Ubisoft Game Sale – Ends on 3/4:

  • Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood – Old West Map Pack Sale (now $5.99, original price $9.99)
  • Shaun White Snowboarding The Glamour Pack Sale (now $2.49, original price $4.99)
  • Shaun White Snowboarding Target Limited Edition The Glamour Pack Sale (now $2.49, original price $4.99)
  • Tom Clancy’s End War Faction Elite Pack Sale (now $1.99, original price $3.75)
  • Brothers in Arms D-Day Sale (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
  • Price of Persia Revelations Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) Sale (now $9.99, original price $19.99)

The Tester

The Tester Season Premiere: Episode 1 “The Critical Eye” (free)
The chosen 11 gamers meet for the first time, confront their first challenge, and face the panel in the debut of PlayStation Network‘s new original series. Download now and find out who goes home first.
File size: 347 MB (SD) 936 MB (HD)

Qore

All Qore subscribers and purchasers of February’s episode (#21) can now visit Episode 21′s Download Center to download The Eye of Judgment LEGENDS demo for the PSP/PSPgo.

PSone Classics

Magic Carpet (5.99)
Jump on your magic carpet and revisit this classic filled with mystery, spells, and monsters. Let the fantasy take you away!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 84 MB

Mass Destruction ($5.99)
Become a one-man army as you get behind the controls of one of three multi-armored battle tanks. Show no mercy as you utilize every weapon in your arsenal to bring about mass destruction against cruel, despotic regimes in over 20 missions across four types of terrain!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 87 MB

Sorcerer’s Maze ($5.99)
Travel through the Sorcerer’s Maze in this fantasy-filled puzzle game. Can you harness the powers of magic to defeat the monsters within?
ESRB Rated E
File size: 25 MB

Avatars

MAG SVER Badge Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 134 KB

MAG SVER Character Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 109 KB

MAG Raven Badge Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

MAG Raven Character Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 106 KB

MAG Valor Badge Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

MAG Valor Character Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 112 KB

Game Demos (free)

Yakuza 3 Network Demo
Introducing the next cinematic chapter in the prestigious Yakuza series renowned for its authentic, gritty and often violent look at modern Japan. Making its first appearance exclusively on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, the rich story and vibrant world of Yakuza 3 lets players engage in intense brutal clashes within the streets of Okinawa, and the vibrant and often dangerous city of Tokyo where only the strongest will survive.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 1.20 GB

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Demo
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Playable Demo.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 827 MB

Add-on Game Content

BUZZ! National Geographic: Kids Quiz Pack ($7.99)
A new question pack for BUZZ!
File size: 60 MB

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast Saiyan’s Pack (free)
The “Dragon Ball: Raging Blast” Character Pack #7 is now available! The seventh release is the “Saiyans Pack.” This pack contains very popular Saiyan fighters: Majin Vegeta, Trunks (Fighting Teen), Vegito, Bardock and Super Saiyan 3 Vegeta! The Saiyans of all Saiyans now enter the Raging Blast battles! Who will be the last fighter standing…?
File size: 116 KB

Assassin’s Creed II Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities ($4.99) ($3.99)
A must for Assassin’s fans, Assassin’s Creed II Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities continues to expand the award-winning AC2 universe. Take on a powerful adversary in twelve new memories. Work with Machiavelli to free the city of Florence from the grip of the mad monk Savonarola.
File size: 1.49 GB

Assassin’s Creed II Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities & Secret Locations ($9.99) ($6.99)
Assassin’s Creed II Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities continues to expand the award-winning AC2 universe. Take on a powerful adversary in 12 new memories. Work with Machiavelli to free the city of Florence from the grip of the mad monk Savonarola. Three Templar secret locations from the AC2 Collector’s Edition are also included: Palazzo Medici, Santa Maria Dei Frari, and the Arsenal Shipyard.
File size: 1.49 GB

Dante’s Inferno Florentine Dante Costume ($1.99)
Dress Dante as the famous Italian poet of the Middle Ages, Dante Alighieri. Part one of his poem The Divine Comedy serves as the backdrop for EA’s action-adventure epic Dante’s Inferno.
File size: 5.34 MB

Resident Evil 5 Lost In Nightmares ($4.99)
This is the first installment of new content for Resident Evil 5. Find out what happened to Jill at Spencer’s estate, and play as Barry Burton and Excella Gionne in The Mercenaries Reunion.
File size: 413 MB

Resident Evil 5 Costume Pack 1 ($1.99)
This costume pack is compatible with the original game. Show off Chris’ muscled physique with his Warrior outfit, and add a bit of elfin fantasy to Sheva with Fairy Tale. These costumes can also be used in The Mercenaries Reunion in addition to the main story.
File size: 116 KB

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Hoth Mission Pack ($9.99)
Go beyond the evil ending of The Force Unleashed and take the Apprentice to Hoth to “recruit” an important ally.
File size: 888 MB

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

  • “Let Forever Be”— The Chemical Brothers ($1.99)
  • “Weightless”— All Time Low ($1.99)
  • “Stray Cat Strut”— Brian Setzer ($1.99)
  • “Fascination”— Alphabeat ($1.99)
  • “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember”— Otis Redding ($1.99)
  • “(Sittin’ on the) Dock of the Bay (Take 2)”— Otis Redding ($1.99)
  • “Love Man”— Otis Redding ($1.99)
  • “Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)”— Otis Redding ($1.99)
  • “I’m Sick Y’all”— Otis Redding ($1.99) ($1.99)
  • Otis Redding Pack 1 ($8.49)- Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Otis Redding Pack 01. This album includes “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember,” “(Sittin’ on the) Dock of the Bay (Take 2),” “Love Man,” “Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song),” and “I’m Sick Y’all” by Otis Redding.

File sizes: 15 MB – 28 MB (singles), 80 MB (track pack)

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 2/18 Edition
File size: 290 MB (HD) 466 MB (1080)

MAG: How To – Career Overview
File size: 95 MB (1080)

MAG: How To – Commando
File size: 57 MB (HD) 95 MB (1080)

MAG: How To – Direct Action
File size: 52 MB (HD) 87 MB (1080)

MAG: How To – Field Support
File size: 54 MB (HD) 88 MB (1080)

MAG: How To – Rapid Assault
File size: 45 MB (HD) 72 MB (1080)

MAG: How To – Sniper
File size: 41 MB (HD) 70 MB (1080)

ModNation Racers PSP Announcement Trailer
File size: 62 MB (HD)

Yakuza 3 Gameplay Trailer
File size: 104 MB (HD)

Assassin’s Creed II: Battle of Forli Trailer
File size: 69 MB (HD)

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 – Announcement Trailer
File size: 34 MB (HD)

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Gameplay Trailer 1
File size: 39 MB (HD)

Fret Nice Trailer
File size: 29 MB (HD)

make.believe Award Winning Filmmaking
File size: 123 MB (1080)

make.believe Games Loved By Millions
File size: 86 MB (1080)

make.believe Racing on the G4 Circuit
File size: 137 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes

Resident Evil 5 Customizable Theme Pack ($1.99)
File size: 8.58 MB

Amazing Peaks Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.67 MB

Hemorrhage Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.27 MB

Wallpaper (free)

Fret Nice Wallpaper
File size: 229 KB (SD) 1.09 MB (HD)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 ($39.99)
The best selling shooter on the PSP returns with an intense single player campaign, unprecedented 4 player co-op, and up to 16 player competitive multiplayer.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.04 GB

Puzzle Chronicles ($29.99)
Enter the dark and savage lands of the Ashurin Empire as you battle to avenge the atrocities the Empire brought upon your tribesmen. On your heroic quest to topple the Empire you will fìght fierce beasts and battle hardened warriors in this new Puzzle RPG hybrid game. Featuring an active puzzle combat mechanic, deep story, and robust character development Puzzle Chronicles will bring you into the next era of Puzzle RPGs.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 146 MB

Add-On Game Content (also available from PS3 Storefront)

BUZZ! Quiz World PSP National Geographic Safari Pack ($3.99)
From the world famous National Geographic archives comes the ultimate African wildlife quiz. This BUZZ! Quiz World PSP quiz pack features hundreds of new questions about African wildlife to play in any of your favorite BUZZ! Quiz World PSP game modes. Download this quiz pack today and turn your party into the ultimate trivia showdown. Challenge friends and family and “Show ‘em Your Trivia!”
File size: 52 MB

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 Online Entitlement ($19.99)
The Online Entitlement is used to activate the online / infrastructure features of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3. For those purchasing the game second-hand, the entitlement will need to be purchased and entered into a PSN account prior to activating the infrastructure co-op and multiplayer features. The entitlement will be tied to purchasing PSN account and cannot be used by another account.
File size: N/A

LittleBigPlanet PSP Savannah Level Pack ($2.99)
Download a new set of goodies to create your own Savannah themed levels.
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.63 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP Savannah Costumes (free)
LittleBigPlanet’s critically acclaimed “PLAY, CREATE, SHARE” experience, makes its way to the PSP system with a completely new Sackboy adventure. Get a sneak peek of what’s in the Savannah Theme Pack with this free Lion costume!
Note: Manual update required
File size: 4.56 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP Wedding Theme Pack ($2.99)
Download a new set of costumes and CREATE materials to create your own LittleBigWedding! Weddings Theme Pack includes two costumes, 14 materials, 15 stickers, one music kit and one background.
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.64 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP Wedding Costumes (free)
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 and get dressed up for the biggest wedding of the year!
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.48 MB

Game Videos (free)

The Tester Season Premiere: Episode 1 “The Critical Eye”
File size: 155 MB

Pulse 2/18 Edition
File size: 53 MB

ModNation Racers PSP Announcement Trailer
File size: 11 MB

DEAD OR ALIVE Paradise Trailer
File size: 11 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Army of Two PSP Theme (free)
File size: 561 KB

Hemorrhage PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 480 KB

Matterhorn PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 446 KB

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250 Comments

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+ Visage on February 18th, 2010 at 3:37 pm said:

Wow! Thanks for all the great content =]


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+ LBalex79 on February 18th, 2010 at 3:37 pm said:

TO BLOG MAINTENANCE: The embedded videos on the blog postings don’t work on the PS3 browser… Is is a Flash 10 thing or what? I tried using the search box and posting this very comment using my PS3 browser as well, but it wouldn’t bring up the text input box once I clicked in the field. Please tell me there is a fix on the way on either the PS Blog or browser end. It’s a bit silly to have a link on the PS3 home page to the PS Blog that doesn’t function properly on a PS3. Just looking out..


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+ dehumanizer_666 on February 18th, 2010 at 3:37 pm said:

We need more dynamic themes! free ones too!


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+ PhillyManOfSteel on February 18th, 2010 at 3:38 pm said:

What the hell!!!!

Where is the MLB 10 The Show Demo???????


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+ McGlone16 on February 18th, 2010 at 3:38 pm said:

I guess PSPgo owners just shouldn’t expect older games to be put up on PSN.


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+ Wompdevil on February 18th, 2010 at 3:40 pm said:

@ dehumanizer
Make a European PSN account. They have two free dynamic themes there


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+ megamixer on February 18th, 2010 at 3:40 pm said:

No echoshift this week makes me a sad panda. :(


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+ darthquixote on February 18th, 2010 at 3:40 pm said:

Hi grace. Not to be annoying, but any word on the demons souls themes/avatars yet? Thanks.


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+ TrueFFVIIFan on February 18th, 2010 at 3:40 pm said:

Hey! Where is OPTIONAL SUBTITLE FOR THE TESTER episode??? Does that means we won’t be able to enable that option for the rest of the series?!?!? HOW SHAME!!! SHAME ON YOU SONY FOR NOT DOING THE RIGHT THING FOR people like us who want to watch this in order to enjoy this and to understand what is going on. Not only that show, but for everything that you offer IN VIDEO STORE! SHAME!!!


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+ XxChilliBeanxX on February 18th, 2010 at 3:40 pm said:

No MLB 10 The Show demo? Come onnnnnnnnnnnn.


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+ C-Murph666 on February 18th, 2010 at 3:40 pm said:

Great update~! Keep them coming~!


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+ Lambrick on February 18th, 2010 at 3:40 pm said:

looking forward to that Yakuza demo actually.


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+ Tyrsis on February 18th, 2010 at 3:41 pm said:

No new DLC games, and some really bad PS1 games?

Jesus.


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+ berzirk on February 18th, 2010 at 3:41 pm said:

This makes me want to poop…and not in the good way. PSPoop


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+ jiggyteddy on February 18th, 2010 at 3:41 pm said:

Free dynamic themes? I guess devs should make free games as well.


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+ mauaus on February 18th, 2010 at 3:41 pm said:

@McGlone16
Yep looks like it… My PspGo collects dust yet another week, such a dissapointment…


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+ DiscoJer on February 18th, 2010 at 3:42 pm said:

Yay, for Puzzle Chronciles, only 3 weeks after it came out on UMD (not bad at all). I’m not crazy about the price tag though, $29.99 for a game that will be $15 on XBLA and $5 on iPhone. (Sony needs to do something about pricing parity, it’s not good for PSP owners to be ripped off vs other platforms)


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+ narwhalSTAB on February 18th, 2010 at 3:42 pm said:

Good up this week. Thumbs up.


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+ Anddo on February 18th, 2010 at 3:43 pm said:

Nothing for me this week.. oh well


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+ leonhart9876 on February 18th, 2010 at 3:43 pm said:

YES another week of crappy updates!!! This is week 7 of crappy updates. if this doesnt change im getting rid of my psp go.


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+ IndianWolf on February 18th, 2010 at 3:43 pm said:

Yay Sonic Demo is finally on psn =)


22

+ explosive78 on February 18th, 2010 at 3:44 pm said:

yakuza great. Dont you guys think we deserve some new FREE avatars as long as we have waited.


23

+ T3mpr1x on February 18th, 2010 at 3:45 pm said:

This week was looking rather empty in terms of content, but there is a surprising amount to sift through after all! :)


24

+ BLOODMONEYFORUDY on February 18th, 2010 at 3:46 pm said:

Yakuza 3 demo nom nom nom


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+ kenkraly2004 on February 18th, 2010 at 3:46 pm said:

When is the demo for MLB 10 The Show going to be out?


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+ dotCody on February 18th, 2010 at 3:46 pm said:

Are the Avatars US only? Because everytime I look at the “Avatars” section of the PSN Store, there are only the LittleBigPlanet avatars.


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+ Lolsa1 on February 18th, 2010 at 3:46 pm said:

AVATARS finally.


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+ GMH101 on February 18th, 2010 at 3:46 pm said:

harvest moon, even a mini.
harvest moon, even a mini.
please with hd.


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+ Edd on February 18th, 2010 at 3:46 pm said:

Valor avatars! <3


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+ silver425 on February 18th, 2010 at 3:47 pm said:

@4,PhillyManofStell. LMAO xD


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+ TheGuardianFID on February 18th, 2010 at 3:48 pm said:

Awesome update guys!!! 8)


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+ leonhart9876 on February 18th, 2010 at 3:48 pm said:

VAGRANT STORY!!! WHERE IS IT!!! Europe got final fantasy VIII so why havent we got VAGRANT STORY.


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+ sithaer on February 18th, 2010 at 3:48 pm said:

Yea for Avatars!


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+ UNCyrus on February 18th, 2010 at 3:49 pm said:

Everyone that complains about things costing money (avatars, themes, etc) obviously doesn’t remember how it used to be before you could download items onto a console. We had to PAY for magazine subscriptions to get a cd/dvd with demos on it. People that demand free things have such a level of entitlement that it makes me sick. You have no respect for the people who create the content or their time. That is all… Oh, and watch The Tester!!


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+ jewbacca103 on February 18th, 2010 at 3:49 pm said:

WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why isnt mlb 10 the show demo out yet. I’ve been waiting since almost a month. Plus this is a crapy update. Boo!!!


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+ spw311 on February 18th, 2010 at 3:51 pm said:

Ok what is the purpose of releasing the PSP Go
if the games that people wanted to be on the playstation network aren’t there. Whats going on Sony? Either fixed the damn problem or find new leadership.


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+ Hiro_Zero on February 18th, 2010 at 3:51 pm said:

Can you please separate the PS3 and PSP updates into 2 different days/teams so you can look at them from a new perspective and realize that while the PS3 updates every week have been decent, the PSP updates have been horrible.

You have asked a lot of people to have faith in your new $250 handheld and announcing a new Final Fantasy every 6 months doesn’t cut it. (Sorry if that spoiled your E3 2010 FFIX “surprise”)


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+ R1LEY62 on February 18th, 2010 at 3:51 pm said:

LBP PSP DLC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(yay) make socom costumes for lbp psp pleaseeeeeeee………


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+ llsall on February 18th, 2010 at 3:51 pm said:

disappointing that we get no mlb 10 demo with the game coming out in 2 weeks. on operation sports it was said that it should come out around the same time as last years, that was 2 weeks ago. i guess we will be getting it after it comes out…


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+ clupula668 on February 18th, 2010 at 3:53 pm said:

One of the best updates in a long while! Downloading the RE5 add-on and the Yakuza 3 demo as I write this! Thanks a lot. :)


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+ zopi-san on February 18th, 2010 at 3:53 pm said:

thats one lame update,and seriously Mag avatars!?


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+ dannangelo on February 18th, 2010 at 3:53 pm said:

FFS where are all the PSOne RPGs, I don’t even have to enumerate them since all you guys know what I’m talking about.

Instead we get three craptastic PSOne “Classics” that I’m sure only a vast minority will purchase in the long run.

Whoever is in charge of the updates, get your act together.


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+ LilRican on February 18th, 2010 at 3:54 pm said:

Agree! But Grace can you Make a dynamic gt5 theme like the menu in prologue? that would be a great xmb look. or you should make the xmb look like that either way it looks great.


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+ XxChilliBeanxX on February 18th, 2010 at 3:54 pm said:

What the hell is going on with MLB 10? I mean no live game play footage, hardly no images and we were told we would get a demo around the same time as last years. Something is up and I demand to know what it is.


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+ DaPreacher on February 18th, 2010 at 3:54 pm said:

Hasnt TMNT always been $9.99?


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+ Veign on February 18th, 2010 at 3:55 pm said:

Vagrant Story, please?


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+ famousmortimer on February 18th, 2010 at 3:56 pm said:

What a terrible, terrible update. My PS3 and PSPGo are both sad. Sony hates my money, evidently. Good luck with that garbage reality show that no one asked for though.


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+ boxmyth on February 18th, 2010 at 3:56 pm said:

Yakuza 3 demo! Thank you!


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+ NYCthebest14345 on February 18th, 2010 at 3:56 pm said:

were the HELL IS MLB 10!

I WAS TOLD IT WOULD COME OUT TODAY BUT IT DIDN’T!
COME ON WTF!


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+ RoecraticA on February 18th, 2010 at 3:56 pm said:

hmmm……

apparently socom:ftb3 was psp users BIG gift this week,anyway at least theres a pulse episode to download.

psn=food


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