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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Jan 31, 2012 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone -
This week, the folks at Konami are excited to bring you the new PSN Release Puddle! Relying on the physics of water and other fluids (hot magma anyone?) in ever-evolving environments, you’ll need to guide the fluid flow with precision to get to the goal. While it seems like a simple concept, the gameplay requires a fun puzzle-focused mentality where you must tilt the entire environment, balancing the push of each fluid’s unique properties with the pull of environmental factors of gravity, friction, and obstacles. With PlayStation Move compatibility, and a demo available as well, Puddle is set to make a big splash on PlayStation Network.

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You may have seen EA’s news predicting the Super Bowl winners with Madden NFL 12. If you haven’t picked up this year’s edition yet, you can set up your own Super Bowl match yourself as it’s now available in the PS3 Full Games category. Joining it is also Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, its predecessor Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, and Mini Ninjas. PlayStation Plus subscribers will have access to a 1 hour rental of all of these via Full Game Trials as well.

Twisted Metal fans; the big day is almost here. Although you won’t be able to buy the game until February 14th, the demo is now available to download! Get your hands on the new online multiplayer experience in classic Free for All or the all-new Nuke mode. In other demo news, Syndicate is also now available to try via a 4 player co-op demo.

Since the new PlayStation Plus content for February, announced earlier today, won’t be hitting until next week, this week is your last chance to get some of January’s free content like Back To The Future: The Game – Full Series, PS one Classics Syphon Filter 1-3, and PSN Game Sword and Soldiers. But with January’s final update for Plus subscribers, there’s plenty of new Full Game Trials as well as some great new free Avatars and Themes. Check out the Abstract Art theme in particular.

That’s all for this week. Check out the full details of this week’s update below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below or join the discussion on the PlayStation Community forums in the Official PlayStation Store Update thread.

Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:

PlayStation Plus


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Full Game Trial: Madden NFL 12
Avatars: Squirrel Avatar
Tank Commander Avatar
Themes: Abstract Art Dynamic Theme

PSN Games

Puddle ($9.99)
In this one of a kind game experience, guide puddles of fluid (a cup of water, a drop of dew, molten lava, and others) through a variety of beautifully designed environments (the human body, a garden, a foundry, and more).
ESRB rated T
File size 1.08 GB

PS3 Full Games

Madden NFL 12 ($59.99)
Madden NFL 12 continues the rich tradition of the storied franchise by bringing fans closer to the NFL than ever before. Featuring all 32 teams, stadiums, and your favorite players in the league, Madden NFL 12 is True to the Game.
ESRB rated E
File size 4.97 GB

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days ($19.99)
What would you not do for love? For acceptance? When would you give-up? For Kane & Lynch, there is no limit.
ESRB rated M
File size 8.1 GB

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men ($14.99)
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men follows the violent and chaotic journey of two men – a flawed mercenary and a medicated psychopath and their brutal attitude towards right and wrong. This volatile partnership combined with innovative technologies allow for an unparalleled gaming experience.
ESRB rated M
File size 10 GB

Mini Ninjas ($19.99)
Join Hiro, the smallest hero on the biggest adventure, as he embarks on an epic and electrifying quest to restore harmony to a world on the brink of chaos. Use your skills and mighty Ninja training to battle a magical army of evil Samurai.
ESRB rated E10+
File size 6.3 GB

Game Demos (free)

Twisted Metal Multiplayer Demo
Twisted Metal is here with an exclusive early access demo. Get your hands on the new online multiplayer experience in classic Free for All or the all-new Nuke mode. Download the Twisted Metal Multiplayer Demo today!
ESRB rated M
File size 1.49 GB

Syndicate Demo
Syndicate is a re-imagination of the classic 1993 Syndicate game – a cyber punk FPS set in a dystopian world where large Syndicates rule and Business is War. In the 4-player co-op demo, team-up to take down rival Syndicate Cayman Global as you battle for market dominance and your life. Some takeovers are more hostile than others.
ESRB rated M
File size 620 MB

Puddle Demo
Check out this demo! In this one of a kind game experience, guide puddles of fluid (a cup of water, a drop of dew, molten lava, and others) through a variety of beautifully designed environments (the human body, a garden, a foundry, and more). But to do so, you must tilt the environment, balancing the push of each fluid’s unique properties with the pull of environmental factors of gravity, friction, and obstacles.
ESRB rated T
File size 1.08 GB

Add-on Game Content

LittleBigPlanet Groundhog Day Costume (Free)
A seasonal exclusive costume for SackBoy!
File size: 1.04 MB

Assorted PlayStation Home Packs x 15 ($2.99 – $4.99)
15 PlayStation Home Packs that include over 300 items combined!
File size: N/A

Dead Island – Ryder White ($9.99)
There are always two sides to a story! Experience the events on Banoi as seen through the eyes of the villain. Are things really as they seem?
File size 1.04 GB

Need For Speed: The Run – Italian Pack ($6.99)
The NFSTR Italian Pack contains the following: 1995 Lamborghini Diablo SV, 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, 2009 Pagani Zonda R, 2010 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, 2005 Maserati MC12, 1993 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione, Italian Motor Racing Playlist, Italian Challenge Series, Italy vs. World Challenge Series, New Trophies.
File size 3.16 MB

The King Of Fighters XIII Unlock Icons ($2.99)
The entire Customize Icon set for personalizing your online match profile is available to purchase. *These icons can also be unlocked by playing the game. With the triumphant return of fan favorite characters like Mai, K’, and Vice, extensive refinement of the core fighting engine based on community feedback, and vastly improved network functionality, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII represents the HD entry in the series that fans have been waiting for.
File size 6 KB

Soulcalibur V Customization Equipment 1 ($1.99)
File size 134 KB

Soulcalibur V Downloadable Music 1 -10 ($0.99 each)
File size 136 KB each

Soulcalibur V Downloadable Music Pack 1 ($2.99)
This pack contains the stage music tracks: BRAVELY FOLK SONG, HORANGI ARIRANG, SOUL AND SWORD, THE WIND AND CLOUDS, and WORLD ATLAS COLLAPSED from SOUL BLADE. This content should only be purchased by those who have not already purchased one or more of the background music tracks in this pack.
File size 138 KB

Soulcalibur V Downloadable Music Pack 2 ($2.99)
This pack contains the background music tracks: CHASING DOWNSTREAM, DUELISTS, THE CURSED IMAGE, UNBLESSED SOUL, and WING OF FAITH from SOULCALIBUR. This content should only be purchased by those who have not already purchased one or more of the background music tracks in this pack.
File size 138 KB

Rock Band 3
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

  • “Fat Lip” – Sum 41 ($1.99)
  • “Head Over Heels” – Tears for Fears ($1.99)
  • “Still Waiting” – Sum 41 ($1.99)

File size: 19 – 32 MB (singles)

Rock Band Network v2.0

  • “Africa” – Quartered ($1.99)
  • “Against the Wall” – Ill Niño ($1.99)
  • “El Monstro” – Dance for the Dying ($0.99)
  • “Hysteria” – Aiden ($1.99)
  • “Turn Around” – Bumblefoot ($0.99)

File size: 21 – 31 MB (singles)

Updates


Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom (Sale) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Avatars

The Darkness II Avatars (x15) ($0.49 each)

The Darkness II Avatar Bundles (x3) ($1.49 each)

The King Of Fighters XIII Avatars (x9) ($0.49 each)

Atelier Totori Avatars (x9) ($0.49 each)

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Avatar Bundle 1 ($2.99)

Assassin’s Creed Universe Avatars (x5) ($0.49 each)

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Avatars (x9) ($0.49 each)

Jak and Daxter Collection Dark Jak Avatar 2 ($0.49)

Jak and Daxter Collection Jak and Daxter Avatar 3 ($0.49)

PixelJunk Shooter (x6) ($0.49 each)

Jak and Daxter Collection Jak and Daxter Avatar 2 ($0.49)

Jak and Daxter Collection Dark Jak Avatar ($0.49)

Jak and Daxter Collection Jak and Daxter Avatar ($0.49)

Carnival Island Avatar Bundle 1 ($1.49)

PlayStation B-boy Avatar (x3) ($0.49 each)

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 1/31 Edition

Reality Fighters Features Trailer

Aliens: Colonial Marines Contact Trailer

The House Of The Dead III Announcement Trailer

UFC Undisputed 3 – Roster Video

PS3 Themes

The Darkness Ii: Official Theme (free)

Atlanta Hawks 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Charlotte Bobcats 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Cleveland Cavaliers 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Denver Nuggets 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Detroit Pistons 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Golden State Warriors 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Houston Rockets 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Indiana Pacers 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

LA Clippers 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Memphis Grizzlies 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Milwaukee Bucks 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Minnesota Timberwolves 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

New Jersey Nets 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

New Orleans Hornets 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Philadelphia 76ers 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Portland Trailblazers 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Sacramento Kings 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Toronto Raptors 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Utah Jazz 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Washington Wizards 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Digital Blasphemy: Hidden Forces ($2.99)

Dynamic Temple Temptress ($2.99)

Wendy Premium Theme 5 ($2.99)

Vampire 5 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Dragon 3 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Technicolour Yawn by Tom Sewell Static Theme ($1.99)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Naruto Shippuden: UN Impact ($39.99)
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Impact revolutionizes the Ultimate Ninja series with the all new ‘Rush Battle System’. With this new battle system, players are challenged to trust their instincts as they face off against hordes of enemies in 1 Vs. 100 battles! Players will also be treated to a variety of giant boss battles to test their tactical prowess. Also experience the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN storyline from Naruto and Sasuke’s point of view.
ESRB rated T
File size 899 MB

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 1/31 Edition

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Redbox PSP Theme ($1.99)

Death Dealer PSP theme ($1.99)

Dragon 4 PSP theme ($1.99)

Dragon 5 PSP theme ($1.99)

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+ Neil on January 31st, 2012 at 1:17 pm said:

Luvs it


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+ dkaysama on January 31st, 2012 at 1:18 pm said:

Thanks for the update!


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+ Neil on January 31st, 2012 at 1:18 pm said:

You had me at Squirrel Avatar


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    + Morgan Haro on January 31st, 2012 at 1:24 pm said:

    lol. Epic Plus update incoming next week; but had to wrap up January this week.


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+ bmart008 on January 31st, 2012 at 1:22 pm said:

I hope we get some big sales for PSP games soon, I’ve put in my pre-order for the Vita and I want some cheap PSP games to play on it!

Also is there any word on when PSoneclassics will be playable on the Vita? I’ve probably bought more than 30 of those games and I’d love to play them on the vita’s screen soon.

(PS2 classics too!)


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+ Sindred on January 31st, 2012 at 1:22 pm said:

I hate multiplayer-only demos. Oh well, better than nothin’ I suppose.


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+ DALBERT79 on January 31st, 2012 at 1:23 pm said:

I guess they should have just skipped this week


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+ ATLRoAcH on January 31st, 2012 at 1:24 pm said:

I sure would like an Atlanta Braves MLB avatar. Still waiting. Haha


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+ mixedkidbx on January 31st, 2012 at 1:26 pm said:

Nothing good.

When does the Mass Effect 3 demo come out? i ask because that demo is supposed to unlock some stuff for Kingdom of Amular Reckoning, which comes out next Tuesday.


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+ rockinjs864 on January 31st, 2012 at 1:28 pm said:

I like my new B-Boy Stance


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+ pixkitty on January 31st, 2012 at 1:28 pm said:

What happened to the HotShots Golf/Tennis PSP dual pack? In December 3 were announced, 2 were released last week. Did the hotshots one get cancelled? Was really hoping to see it today as its the last week in January and the post about them said they would all be out in January. :(


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+ megamixer on January 31st, 2012 at 1:29 pm said:

CTRL+F “Final Fantasy VII” (no results found)

What is this madness? Today is FFVII’s 15th anniversary. At the very least it should be on sale! What a shame. Maybe on September 3rd (the games US release date) they’ll rectify this oversight.

In other news…

PS1 Legacy – 157 | 1st PS1 Release: 12/03/06
PS3 Legacy – 083 | 1st PS3 Release: 08/27/07

There are now more than half as many PS3 disc games on PSN as there are PS1 games. And this isn’t even counting HD Collection titles seperately, or games that were released on disc in other regions but not here. First the total amount of Minis surpassed the amount of PS1 games, now… probably by June… there will be more PS3 than PS1. Its quite unfortunate we can’t get an equal release of both game types as opposed to dripfeeding one, and flooding the other.


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+ mixedkidbx on January 31st, 2012 at 1:29 pm said:

Its gonna be really stupid to release the Mass Effect 3 demo weeks after Reckoning comes out, when the demo itself unlocks stuff for Reckoning, which would have already been out and ppl would already be well into the game itself.


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+ Ftwrthtx on January 31st, 2012 at 1:32 pm said:

Sweet Update!


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+ MPaullin on January 31st, 2012 at 1:33 pm said:

Twisted Metal!!!! My wallet thanks you for not having anything that I need to buy of interest. And with all that crazy stuff coming up for Plus, that trend will likely continue. Nice job everyone!


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+ MarkakaJin on January 31st, 2012 at 1:33 pm said:

Great content this week. I can’t wait for the epic content next week!


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+ Monterossa on January 31st, 2012 at 1:37 pm said:

WWE ’12 New DLC characters:

- Batista
- Brodus Clay
- “Macho Man” Randy Savage
- Mick Foley
- Masked Kane


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+ mystikalguy on January 31st, 2012 at 1:40 pm said:

Thanks for another week of “meh” content :P


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+ megamixer on January 31st, 2012 at 1:41 pm said:

@Morgan Haro
I’m curious about something (not hating!).

Why aren’t the three games from the Prince of Persia HD Collection, and the three games from the Splinter Cell HD Collection listed in the store as “PS3 Full Games”? They were indeed released on discs here in north america. It seems like an odd oversight. All of the other HD Collection titles are listed as full PS3 games. :?


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    + Morgan Haro on January 31st, 2012 at 1:46 pm said:

    I’ll forward that one on. Basically if a game had a retail release and is now on the PS Store, it should be in the PS3 Full Games category


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+ xThAkIdJxYx on January 31st, 2012 at 1:41 pm said:

Update was alright nothing I really liked but it was good


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+ Sonicfan11589 on January 31st, 2012 at 1:42 pm said:

Any idea when The Simpsons Arcade comes to PSN FOR NON + SUBSCRIBERS? AND HOW MUCH?


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    + Morgan Haro on January 31st, 2012 at 1:47 pm said:

    Comes out the same day Plus subscribers get it for free, so, next week on 2/7. Don’t know the price off the top of my head but more info will be coming.


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+ PSN_Tokeio on January 31st, 2012 at 1:42 pm said:

So those of us that already have Vita’s, when can we start to use the store and download our PSP games?


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    + Morgan Haro on January 31st, 2012 at 1:47 pm said:

    I believe the Store is launching on Feb 14 (for those who are getting it early via pre-order.


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+ MarinoBrea on January 31st, 2012 at 1:43 pm said:

TWISTED METAL!!!!!!!!!


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+ marlyt on January 31st, 2012 at 1:44 pm said:

TM demo be live and stuff. Giddy up!!!


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+ dacuad on January 31st, 2012 at 1:45 pm said:

hello Grace Chen,
do you know if Kingdoms of Amalur will be available on the PSN Store at some point?


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    + Morgan Haro on January 31st, 2012 at 1:48 pm said:

    There’s no news on this at this time.


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+ ReptileHand on January 31st, 2012 at 1:45 pm said:

Twisted Metal and TONS of new avatars! I like this update! Can’t wait for next week =)


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+ the1566 on January 31st, 2012 at 1:47 pm said:

Will the Killzone PS2 classic be up soon? Also, will the Metal Gear Solid HD games be available for download separately soon?


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+ elusive44 on January 31st, 2012 at 1:47 pm said:

Hi Morgan, is their any news on when wheel of fortune will be returning to the store. Thanks


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    + Morgan Haro on January 31st, 2012 at 1:48 pm said:

    Don’t know anything on this one I’m afraid. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help!


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+ InFAMOUS_Noba on January 31st, 2012 at 1:47 pm said:

can kind of disappointment for KOFXIII avatars though but everything else is perfect :D


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+ EJStrat on January 31st, 2012 at 1:47 pm said:

Whats this epic update of next week going to include eh?


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    + Morgan Haro on January 31st, 2012 at 1:48 pm said:

    Check the blog! It’s live on the front page now (Feb Plus content)


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+ AizawaYuuichi on January 31st, 2012 at 1:47 pm said:

@Sindred: You do realize that Twisted Metal has basically been a MP-only game since it’s inception, right? I mean, yes you can play it by yourself, but then you’re playing with bots. I’m sure the vast majority of people who are going to buy it are doing so with the main intention of playing it online. To release anything but a MP demo would have been stupid. If you’re really not interested in a MP demo of what is essentially a MP game, then don’t bother buying it, either.
This is all, of course, assuming that is the demo you’re talking about, since it’s the only one released this week that is listed as a multiplayer demo. >.>

Anywho, nice simple update for the week. Maybe I’ll grab Mahjong Tales for $5. Seems like a good price for it.


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+ D3stroyincrs90 on January 31st, 2012 at 1:48 pm said:

Put Call Of Duty – World At War for PS3 full game
so I can have cods on my system


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+ nv_Los on January 31st, 2012 at 1:49 pm said:

TWISTED METAL! Good news for me at the job =P


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+ Hooligantuan on January 31st, 2012 at 1:49 pm said:

I hope you guys are just getting the weakest update of 2012 out of the way, because this is weeeaaaaak.


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+ hypersk_us on January 31st, 2012 at 1:50 pm said:

I’m just going to download the Groundhog Day LittleBigPlanet content, I’m a little bit disappointed because I thought they were going to upload the Spacesuit costume as well…

By the way, where’s the Sonic Generations Casini Night add-on? I’m still waiting for it…


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+ marlyt on January 31st, 2012 at 1:50 pm said:

Oh yeah, on an editorial note, if you’re considering buying Kane & Lynch 2, here’s some free advice. Take your $20 and instead buy a nice and shiny new hammer and then smash yourself in the head and face a couple hundred times. The enjoyment quotient should favor beating yourself to death. You have been warned and you’re welcome.


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+ hypersk_us on January 31st, 2012 at 1:51 pm said:

Sorry, I meant the Casino Night mini game add-on for Sonic Generations…


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+ Mobius2525 on January 31st, 2012 at 1:52 pm said:

Where is Legend Of Dragoon?!?! When will you release it in the US PSN Store?


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+ pixkitty on January 31st, 2012 at 1:54 pm said:

K, gonna try asking again. Did the hotshots golf/tennis PSP dualpack get cancelled? 3 dualpacks were announced in december. 2 of those were on the store last week, with no mention of the hotshots one. They were all announced for January. Would really like to know if the last one is still planned or not. Thanks.


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+ The_Tabeeb on January 31st, 2012 at 1:56 pm said:

Lookin good :D


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+ Sonicfan11589 on January 31st, 2012 at 2:00 pm said:

Do u know the status of PSP retail games being converted digitally for PSP owners who didn’t download the games. Similar to what Japan had, I’m sure a lot of us PSP owners want to play Crisis Core and Birth By Sleep on the Vita, any info would be much appreciated.


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+ Sonicfan11589 on January 31st, 2012 at 2:01 pm said:

Do u know the status of PSP retail games being converted digitally for PSP owners who didn’t download the games.


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+ Sonicfan11589 on January 31st, 2012 at 2:01 pm said:

U know the whole PSP retail to PSN version for Vita gamers that Japan has.


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+ boxmyth on January 31st, 2012 at 2:02 pm said:

Are we going to see a special ‘Wednesday Publish’ of PSN on Feb 22nd for Vita stuff?
I’m gonna have 32gigs I’ll need to fill…


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+ MrBeatdown on January 31st, 2012 at 2:02 pm said:

You know, I’d love to see the PS Store background design (blue, with the waves) as a dynamic theme for PS+.


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+ Sonicfan11589 on January 31st, 2012 at 2:03 pm said:

@41 I’m referring to this for Vita gamers.


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+ southparkmayor on January 31st, 2012 at 2:08 pm said:

i have read online that gta 3 and vc have been put on the esrb site for ps3. what do you have to say of this morgan haro? will gta 3 vc or sa ever be on ps store?


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+ DZORMAGEN on January 31st, 2012 at 2:11 pm said:

Why no Lakers 2012 Dynamic Theme? Also when will we see a Lakers avatar? Come on man…..how long do we have to wait for a simple NBA teams avatar, once PS7 comes out????


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+ blakseed on January 31st, 2012 at 2:15 pm said:

TM demo. Been waiting for it since it was announced.


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+ M-Easy on January 31st, 2012 at 2:18 pm said:

Lol the Fat Boys are going to sue your butts Sony.


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+ FORMIK on January 31st, 2012 at 2:21 pm said:

#42, great idea! But only if we can change the background color.
Also, let’s get that Life With PlayStation earth as a PS+ dynamic background. I read somewhere that it was scrapped as the default PS3 background in favor of the ribbon.
While you’re at it, rename the “original” background to “sparks” and release make “original’ instead have PlayStation button icons instead.


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