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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Feb 18, 2010 // Sr. 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

//Add Your Own

250 Comments

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+ Emiklupo on February 18th, 2010 at 3:57 pm said:

I need Vagrant Story!!


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+ EvasionR3 on February 18th, 2010 at 3:57 pm said:

DUUUUUUUUUUDE

Yakuza 3. So psyched.

Also, The Tester is retarded but will gladly watch it. I enjoy watching trainwrecks as they are happening.


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+ Ghost_Shrimp on February 18th, 2010 at 3:58 pm said:

I really appreciate the sales and price drops, thanks.


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+ ROLO_ONFIRE on February 18th, 2010 at 3:58 pm said:

Never heard of those ps1 games


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+ Bris_Blade on February 18th, 2010 at 4:00 pm said:

Nice job on the avatars, but was looking forward to more, might check out The Tester.


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+ Rogelio1964 on February 18th, 2010 at 4:01 pm said:

So, when does Mlb 10 the show demo come out?


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+ RedX6 on February 18th, 2010 at 4:01 pm said:

When the heck are we going to get the RtO add-on for Dragon age? Come on it no that difficult.


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+ Capt-Fury- on February 18th, 2010 at 4:02 pm said:

where is Rocket Racing?


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+ Prophetic77 on February 18th, 2010 at 4:03 pm said:

Where’s Vagrant Story? By the way we should have free dynamic themes on the PS NA store because the EU PS store has two free dynamic themes, one of motorstorm and one of wipeout. Why not some free games too.


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+ Seeing_Red_Again on February 18th, 2010 at 4:05 pm said:

Nice update.

Will we be seeing any White Knight Chronicles premium avatars on the PlayStation Store soon?

I’d like to buy ones that feature Dragon Knight


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+ texas_ride on February 18th, 2010 at 4:06 pm said:

can someone with the ACII collectors edition comment on whether they feel the three templar locations are worth an extra $5? i want to play the 13th sequence, just wondering if i should get everything or just the sequence.


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+ KidCommando on February 18th, 2010 at 4:06 pm said:

So the Premium Avatars are just “Avatars” now?

Let me guess, we will never be getting any more avatars for free and every single 60×60 png file will now be $.50

I am so glad update 3.0 added the ability for Sony to charge us for Avatars. I also like how you rename them “Premium” when there is NOTHING premium about them but the price. It just seems a bit silly that we are paying to advertise your products and characters.

To all the tool bags; yes, I can afford $.50. That is NOT the issue. Also don’t tell me that designers have to get paid for their work because these images can be pumped out by any internet monkey.


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+ DanlyKirbster on February 18th, 2010 at 4:07 pm said:

I NEED SUIKODEN 2!!!!


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+ Hiro_Zero on February 18th, 2010 at 4:07 pm said:

Reading through these comments every week and seeing 75% of them being complaints about more avatars, themes, videos, and playing dress-up with Sackboys instead of about actual games sort of explains why UMD Legacy and PSOne (actual) Classics have taken a backseat recently.

It is a sad time to be a gamer =(


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+ Train1999 on February 18th, 2010 at 4:07 pm said:

Hey solid update from what I see here. The premier of “The Tester” looks good. Pulse is great too, love Christina. I see alot of gamers on this board asking about MLB 10 The Show. I’ve had PS3 for over 3 years now and I’ve seen demos for each verison of the game. Hopefully whenever it comes out for Demo soon. I look forward to playing it. The tralier I saw last week got me hooked too. Well that’s all for now.

Thanks,
Train


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+ Maurisio on February 18th, 2010 at 4:08 pm said:

Awesome update, but a i have a question, will blaz blue portable be available for download when it comes out.(im considering buying a psp go and this will it either get me to buy it or not.)


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+ DonCalzone21 on February 18th, 2010 at 4:09 pm said:

Nothing for me in this update.
Ummm….THOSE are considered (psone) classics???? I would hate to see the ones you guys consider ‘Failures’ or ‘Bad’ games


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+ mxpxboy on February 18th, 2010 at 4:10 pm said:

No MLB 2010 yet = A BIG FAT FAIL!!!!!!!!!


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+ WWESuperstar on February 18th, 2010 at 4:11 pm said:

February updates have been very good 8)


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+ gilgamesh21 on February 18th, 2010 at 4:13 pm said:

Hi Grace,

Thanks for the EchoShift demo last week,it’s great!

Were you able to look into the Gravity Crash wallpapers problem? I keep trying to download the “sun” wallpaper and keep getting the “space” wallpaper.

Also could we get the PixelJunk Shooter demo that other regions got recently? I’d really like to try before I buy.Pretty please? : )

Speaking of buying, any word on funding our PSN wallets with PayPal/PayPal with credit card yet? It would be really helpful.

Another thing about PSN, is it possible to have the trailers , wallpapers and themes we download to get a check mark by them. I have a hard time remembering what I’ve already downloaded. Demos and games get a red symbol once we’ve downloaded them.

Well, thanks again, and as always have a great weekend!


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+ kofilaate74 on February 18th, 2010 at 4:14 pm said:

I gotta say that I’m disappointed that SCEA is being so standoffish about MLB 10 the Show Demo. They haven’t answered any questions and have ignored the overwhelming demands.

I’m about to cancel my reservation for the Show out of fear that SCEA may be way over their heads with all the new features they have added and the Show won’t deliver as promised.


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+ Draicus on February 18th, 2010 at 4:15 pm said:

Uncharted 2 avatars plzkthnx


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+ XdimestorehoodX on February 18th, 2010 at 4:17 pm said:

It’s starting to feel like the videos on youtube of the show may be doctored….if the game is done….where is the demo????? I knew those graphics were too good to be true!!!!


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+ mixedkidbx on February 18th, 2010 at 4:17 pm said:

The way the PSN store is run is just sad to say the least. Seriously Sony who is in charge of these updates and deciding what us consumers want every week?

Sony makes a great gaming system but doesnt know how to support it properly with content that the public wants. It’s like you have a 50 year old person in charge of what today’s consumers want to buy.

I probably could do more a few months with this PSN store than what has been being produced for all this time.


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+ explosive78 on February 18th, 2010 at 4:17 pm said:

@33 Im sorry dude your are not gonna make me believe we should be getting charged for avatars. Thats just silly.


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+ G-Bake on February 18th, 2010 at 4:19 pm said:

WHY THE EFF ISN’T THE NEW GOD OF WAR 3 TRAILER UP FOR DOWNLOAD???


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+ kQuik7 on February 18th, 2010 at 4:19 pm said:

sooooooo disappointed.
i really thought MLB 10 the Show would come out in this update.
wtf man


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+ Gunwing on February 18th, 2010 at 4:20 pm said:

Cool update I wont play the Yakuza 3 demo, but I will play the Sonic All stars raceing demo for sure.

Also major creds to the PSN team for getting some new Avatars up there for us to buy, the more we have the better we can make our selfs stand out in this sea of gamers that is now 20 million strong on PSN!


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+ samrican on February 18th, 2010 at 4:21 pm said:

i was thinking buying minis game like tetris could i play it on my ps3?


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+ NYCthebest14345 on February 18th, 2010 at 4:22 pm said:

rate one star if you waited for MLB 10 the show to come out today!


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+ Pomato-EX on February 18th, 2010 at 4:23 pm said:

No Return to Ostagar :(


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+ spideyal on February 18th, 2010 at 4:23 pm said:

Downloaded RE5 Addon content and totally ready to play!
Gonna take me back to the old RE days haha, so excited (just updating to 2.00 atm).

Gonna get the Yakuza demo after and also can’t wait for that announcement from Capcom in April. :D (hoping for MH PS3, just as much as exclusive character in Lost Planet 2 or Dead Rising 2 content, all very possible).


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+ AhoyThere on February 18th, 2010 at 4:25 pm said:

Yes, very disappointing to see MLB 10 The Show demo not available yet. Last two years’ MLB demo were out by now… Hope this year’s enhancements are worth the wait…


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+ Carl-G on February 18th, 2010 at 4:26 pm said:

Is that 93 PS1 games on the US PSN Store now ? Slowly getting there ;D


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+ RAKANSEN on February 18th, 2010 at 4:28 pm said:

Two things:

1. Yey Yakuza 3!

2. “Hemorrhage PSP Theme”. What the…


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+ Enigma777 on February 18th, 2010 at 4:29 pm said:

I know this isn’t the place to post it, but I need people to hear this request.

The PS3-to-PS3 transfer can carry over all content, including locked saves. Yet the Backup Utility can’t!!!

What’s wrong with that picture?!

Sony, for the love of god, please fix that. I really want to upgrade my hard drive, but if that means that I lose all the hours I put into Demon’s Souls and KZ2, then I cannot do it! Please! I’m between a rock and a hard place!


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+ Egz-Onine on February 18th, 2010 at 4:29 pm said:

Where are the Kevin Butler commercials?


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+ number6five6 on February 18th, 2010 at 4:31 pm said:

WHAT THE CRAP

NO MLB 10 THE SHOW!!!!


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+ Thrasher20 on February 18th, 2010 at 4:31 pm said:

Sweet update. Hopefully I can get my hand on the new RE5 DLC


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+ NYCthebest14345 on February 18th, 2010 at 4:35 pm said:

if you look at the mlb 10 wikipedia page it mentions the demo.


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+ Tr3p1dat10n on February 18th, 2010 at 4:37 pm said:

all done :(


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+ Tr3p1dat10n on February 18th, 2010 at 4:38 pm said:

Oops. thought this was for the capcom vs marvel thing. Ha /fail


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+ Psikorps on February 18th, 2010 at 4:39 pm said:

*** suggestion ***
Sony made it mandatory to have developers include trophies in all games as of 2009…

How about making another step forward and get the developers to include a Dynamic Theme or two with the game.

Asking the company to spend 20-30 mins making a couple nice ones to include with a games purchase (which would also be a incentive to purchase instead of rent) is a no-brainer in my books.


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+ Nirone226 on February 18th, 2010 at 4:39 pm said:

@Grace,Chris,and Jeff
i just beat white knight chronicles not too long ago and as i watch the credits roll.ever since i have been playing rpgs i always wait til the end,never know what you may miss.as i looked up and read the names.i was like is that who i think that was.it felt good seeing your names on the screen.because of you all responding to all our questions,concerns,and comments.i was like i know that person.it makes you feel as if the game got tailored for you by way of friends.
this may be off subject a bit,i just want to say thanks for what you guys do.i know its not easy dealing with us and you guys do a fine job.


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+ Bigralf1118 on February 18th, 2010 at 4:41 pm said:

when are you guys going to release Dino Crisis 2 for ps classic? Nice update by the way.


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+ YOOESSAY111 on February 18th, 2010 at 4:42 pm said:

Jesus, any chance we could just seperate out the posts from the whining, over-entitled illiterates who only seem to come here to complain about such idiotic things it hurts to read?

A good start would be to seperate the PSP updates away from the PS3 ones. PS3 updates have been awesome lately, but the PSP ones have not, and I for one am tired of crying “PSP owners” decrying every update as “crap” because it isn’t wall to wall PS1 Jap RPG borefests every week to the exclusion of all else. Newsflash folks, if you actually bought a PSPGo, then you are getting exactly what you deserve with rubbish updates in my book.

Keep those excellent PS3 updates coming. I for one have been far more pleased with the quality of what there’s been to download there this year than any other console. My 360 seems to do little but gather dust these days, as it seems to be nothing but shovelware XBLA games in every update.


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+ Pulseman on February 18th, 2010 at 4:43 pm said:

Nice! Yakuza 3 is almost here. Can’t wait!


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+ darthquixote on February 18th, 2010 at 4:44 pm said:

@hiro-zero. I don’t see why gamers wanting to show their support for current games via themes/avatars/videos is a problem. Sure, I would like to get some ps1 classics or maybe even Alex Kidd in miracle world remastered with trophies (I love that game!!!), but wanting to show your support of a game with a cool dynamic theme doesn’t make someone less of a gamer. I mean, come on!


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+ KwietStorm on February 18th, 2010 at 4:45 pm said:

*yawn* still waiting for a good update this calendar year. Are we getting any word on Castle Crashers and Dead Nation anytime soon? Where are all the dynamic themes and premium avatars?


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+ Stoffinator on February 18th, 2010 at 4:46 pm said:

Why haven’t I heard of these PSOne titles? How are these classics? PSOne has certainly better titles than this which will make it more worth while.


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