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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Apr 17, 2012 // Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone –
House of the Dead fans, another blockbuster adventure arrives with House of the Dead 4! Hot from the arcades and exclusively on PlayStation Network, it marks the first time House of the Dead 4 is available to play at home, and for only $9.99. Play as AMS Agent James Taylor or Kate Green and save the world by fighting against an old enemy and hordes of unforgiving evil creatures in this unforgettable House of the Dead adventure. HoD4 also fully supports PlayStation Move, multiplayer modes, and for a limited time, is available with a 30% discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers!


We’ve also got great new PS Vita content to check out. Fans of last year’s PSN hit StarDone will be excited to see StarDrone Extreme on PS Vita. Featuring revamped levels from the original PS3 version as well as a ton of brand-new exclusive PS Vita levels; this velocity-based puzzler promises a breakthrough experience on PS Vita for only $3.99. Don’t forget that the PlayStation 3 version of StarDrone is getting updated, featuring cross-continued gameplay with PS Vita version via Cloud Save and Cloud Load feature allowing you to exchange your current progress between the two platforms.


Continuing with the PS Vita news, strategy fans won’t want to miss Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention. For newcomers, Disgaea is a turn-based strategy RPG where players can move and arrange their characters using a grid-based system to perform special attacks, or team up to do millions of points of damage (often in very comical cutscenes) against their opponents. For Disgaea fans, you know the deal: Tons of content jammed inside, on top of the Disgaea series’ infinite replayability, and all new PS Vita characters and features make for one amazingly addictive game. Read up more on the game’s features here, and download it today on the PlayStation Store for PS Vita.

Uncharted 3 fans take note: your time has come with an all new UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception™ Maps & Modes DLC Bundle featuring core content from some of the game’s outstanding maps packs and expansions. Featuring Flashback Map Pack #1, Co-Op Adventure Pack, Flashback Map Pack #2, Co-Op Shade Survival, and Drake’s Deception Map Pack; all this great content is available for $29.99. If you’re a Plus subscriber, you’ll be able to snag this bundle for a limited time discount at $20.99!

Lastly, in PlayStation Plus news, today you can get set for the multiplayer beta of Tom Clany’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier. It’s available for download today, but remember that the beta does not open until April 19th. You’ll also want to make sure you grab free PSN Game Frogger Returns, as well as take advantage of the aforementioned 30% discount on House of the Dead 4.

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There’s much more content this week including new PS3 Full Games Dead Rising 2 Off The Record and NHL 12. Make sure you check out all the details below and let us know your thoughts in the comments below and come back next week to see what’s new in the PlayStation Store, or join the discussion on the PlayStation Community forums in the Official PlayStation Store Update thread.
Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:

Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:

PlayStation Plus

Free Downloads: Frogger Returns
Full Game Trials: Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
NHL 12
Free Avatars and Themes: THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD 4 GOLDMAN AVATAR
THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD 4 JAMES AVATAR
THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD 4 KATE AVATAR
THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD 4 DYNAMIC THEME
Discounts: THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD 4
Sonic CD
Alien Syndrome
Super Monkey Ball Adventure
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Maps & Modes DLC Bundle
Betas Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier

PSN Games

The House Of The Dead 4 ($9.99)
Save the world from nuclear disaster while old enemies and evil creatures stand in your way in this exciting shooting game. Enhanced graphics, co-op play, and PlayStation Move motion controller compatibility bring an intense arcade experience right to your living room.
ESRB rated M
File size 3.97 GB

PS Vita Games

Stardrone Extreme (+ Trial) ($3.99)
StarDrone Extreme is a high-speed action thriller with a mix of arcade action, pinball, breakout, physics and collect-the-objects. Cause your attackers to crash with rapid speed while collecting gems and power-up enhancements.
ESRB rated E
File size 136 MB

Disgaea 3: Absence Of Detention ($39.99)
Take a field trip any time you want with Mao, Raspberyl, Almaz, and the rest of the Evil Academy gang when Disgaea 3 returns on the PlayStation Vita system! Feel the cool breeze blow through your hair as you Magichange while sitting at the top of a hill, looking down on the beautiful city below.
ESRB rated T
File size 2.04 GB

PS3 Full Games

Dead Rising 2 Off The Record ($19.99)
Dead Rising 2 Off the Record, sees photojournalist and original hero of Dead Rising’s Willamette incident, Frank West take center stage as players experience a reimagining of the Fortune City outbreak.
ESRB rated M
File size 5.34 GB

NHL 12 ($59.99)
Experience the glory of becoming a legend with NHL 12 by shattering the records of some of the greatest to ever play the game, including Gretzky, Lemieux, Howe, and more.
ESRB rated E10+
File size 6.9 GB

PS Vita Demos (Free)

Stardrone Extreme Demo
StarDrone Extreme is a high-speed action thriller with a mix of arcade action, pinball, breakout, physics and collect-the-objects. Cause your attackers to crash with rapid speed while collecting gems and power-up enhancements. Explore the level to find key power-ups and earn more points that will ultimately let you compete against the world on the StarDrone leaderboard.
ESRB rated E
File size 136 MB

PS3 Add-ons

UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Maps & Modes DLC Bundle ($29.99)
Grab this bundle and save on your favorite maps and modes for UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception multiplayer! Included are Flashback Map Pack #1, Co-Op Adventure Pack, Flashback Map Pack #2, Co-Op Shade Survival, and Drake’s Deception Map Pack!
File size 100 KB

MotorStorm RC Add ons (x3) (free – $0.49)
Various add on content.
File size 100 KB

Disney Universe – Neverland – Level Pack ($4.99)
The Disney Universe adventure continues with a new downloadable level pack featuring Disney’s Peter Pan. Suit up and battle through magical Neverland in some of your favorite costumes, including Mr. Smee, Wendy, Michael, John and the mischievous lostboy, Slightly. Each costume comes with its own upgradeable tool.
File size 672 MB

Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning – Teeth Of Naros ($9.99)
In an epic new journey filled with tons of side quests, adventure through a paradise seen by few, and for good reason. Ascend to the floating city above Teeth of Naros and get a glimpse into the future of Amalur.
File size 1.46 GB

Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City – Echo Six Expansion Pack 1 ($9.99)
3 tough new Spec Ops missions. Spec Ops continue to hunt for evidence that proves Umbrella’s guilt in the outbreak. The missions take you across the city. First to City Hall and deadly USS sniper squads; then to Umbrella’s secret underground facility and a brutal encounter with the Nemesis; finally through the city sewers and a desperate rescue mission and battle with G-Birkin.
File size 983 MB

Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 DLC 74 – 87 (free)
Add on content.
File size 100 KB – 7.5 MB

Ninja Gaiden 3 Adds on(x7) ($1.99 – $9.99)
Various add on content.
File size 138 KB – 828 KB

UFC Undisputed 3 Add ons (x2) ($4.99 each)
Various add on content.
File size 2.5 KB

Breaking The Law By Judas Priest ($2.99)
File size 2 MB

Rocksmith
Living After Midnight By Judas Priest ($2.99)
File size 2.68 MB

Painkiller By Judas Priest ($2.99)
File size 4.86 MB

Judas Priest Song Pack (Bundle) ($7.99)
File size 9.55 MB

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

  • “Funhouse” – Pink ($1.99)
  • “Get the Party Started” – Pink ($1.99)
  • “Sober” – Pink ($1.99)
  • P!NK PACK 01 ($6.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: P!NK PACK 01. This pack includes “Funhouse”, “Get the Party Started” and “Sober”. By Pink

File size: 23 – 37 MB (singles), 117 MB (track pack)

Rock Band Network v2.0

  • “Do Your Thing” – Powerman 5000 ($1.99)
  • “Furimmer Verloren” – Anarchy Club ($0.99)
  • “King of Everything” – Anarchy Club ($0.99)
  • “Welcome to the Skalocaust” – Sunny Side Up ($0.99)
  • “Scissorlips” – Rishloo ($0.99)

File size: 27 – 44 MB (singles)

PS Vita Add-Ons

MotorStorm RC Add ons (x3) (free – $0.49)
Various add on content.
File size 100 KB

Stardrone Extreme Skip ($0.99)
The Level Skip DLC allows player to skip any level to play further. It works only when there is a locked level following the current level. You have to buy the Level Skip DLC only once, during the first time you intend to use it. Once purchased it lasts forever. Please note that you still have to finish levels in order to score points and earn medals.
File size 100 KB

Ridge Racer Add ons (x5) (free – $6.99)
Various add on content.
File size 3.7 MB – 46.1 MB

Dynasty Warriors Next Add ons (x19) (free – $9.99)
Various add on content.
File size 635 KB – 11.37 MB

Avatars

The House Of The Dead 4 Zombie Avatar ($0.49)

Game Videos (free)

Bioshock Infinite: Heavy Hitters – Handyman Trailer

The House Of The Dead 4 Announcement Trailer

The House Of The Dead 4 Launch Trailer

Sleeping Dogs: Story Trailer

Lego Batman 2: Dc Super Heros Debut Trailer

PS Vita Videos (free)

Stardrone Extreme Launch Trailer

PS3 Themes

SSX: Defy Reality Theme (free)

NBA Dynamic Themes (x29) ($2.99 each)

Dynamic Pirates Theme ($2.99)

Bundles

Mercury Hg + Rare Earth Bundle ($4.99)
File size 127 MB

PS Vita Apps

Paint Park App
Compatible with PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system only.
Use easy touchscreen controls to make simple sketches and detailed drawings with Paint Park – the first exclusive art app for PlayStation Vita system.
Play alone or with friends and see what you can create.
File size 36.9 MB

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+ GrayWolf323 on April 17th, 2012 at 5:09 pm said:

no price updates?

also disappointed that NISA didn’t offer any discount for Disgaea 3 digital


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+ quickfingers90 on April 17th, 2012 at 5:10 pm said:

I believe you forgot Breaking the Law by Judas Priest for Rocksmith


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+ Megadrixfire_24 on April 17th, 2012 at 5:10 pm said:

thanks for the update, but please bring ps1 compatibility to the vita.


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+ sicksniper256 on April 17th, 2012 at 5:11 pm said:

Need Skype… Need to throw away $20 for headset…


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+ Ftwrthtx on April 17th, 2012 at 5:11 pm said:

Last weeks early update was nice. Can we start to see them that early every week? Please?


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+ FunkyTable on April 17th, 2012 at 5:11 pm said:

No price updates/discounts. That’s a shame :(


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+ HyperFlash on April 17th, 2012 at 5:12 pm said:

Looks decent any chance of megeman legends PS one classics on PSN ?


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+ Cyris on April 17th, 2012 at 5:13 pm said:

You guys need to get some first party Avatar support.

Seriously, we have 2 billion Street Fighter and other Capcom avatars, but still no Twisted Metal avatars.


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+ SeraphisCain on April 17th, 2012 at 5:14 pm said:

Warriors Orochi 3 DLC was supposed to go up today. What happened?


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+ starfox_6456303 on April 17th, 2012 at 5:14 pm said:

Any news on the release date for Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock?


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+ poisonedsodapop on April 17th, 2012 at 5:15 pm said:

@5 The Vita content has been on the store for almost 2 hours so I’d assume most of the PS3 stuff was as well (didn’t turn on my PS3 lol). They just didn’t type the post up until just now.


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    + Morgan Haro on April 18th, 2012 at 9:25 am said:

    We need to make sure the update is live in all NA regions before we post the blog update. So yeah, you may see the PS Store update on your end but the blog post may not be up yet.


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+ enjionPS on April 17th, 2012 at 5:15 pm said:

What happened to the Warriors Orochi 3 stuff?


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+ Taylor_With_Hat on April 17th, 2012 at 5:16 pm said:

Excited about HotD 4, but disapointed with the rest.


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+ ItaChu on April 17th, 2012 at 5:17 pm said:

dead rising otr finally a game costs less of psn and at retail its higher priced finally a deal :) good job sony


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+ gerneric123 on April 17th, 2012 at 5:17 pm said:

Europe got a tonne of PSP games price slashed, we get… ? :(


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+ mcbuttz78 on April 17th, 2012 at 5:18 pm said:

@11 thats how they do it now..the blog post comes last


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+ autobots14 on April 17th, 2012 at 5:18 pm said:

wow….all uncharted 3 content for 29.99……i feel bad for those guys who didnt get FHC, they are wasting an extra 6 dollars and didnt get the avatar packs (even though they are worthless). typical sony tisk*tisk*


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    + Morgan Haro on April 18th, 2012 at 9:26 am said:

    We wanted to reserve the FHC deal as the absolute best bet for UC3 DLC. No sense making the people who bought the FHC angry by serving up a better deal to those that didn’t jump on it.


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+ La_maravich_22 on April 17th, 2012 at 5:18 pm said:

PS Vita Needs:
1. More apps like Instagram, Youtube, Gmail, Pulse, Google Currents, Shazam and Playstation App.
2. Sell the apps that I mention. 3. Better comunications with developers to make ports of greats PSN games like Journey, Castle Crasher, NBA Jam,Flower, Shatter, Magic Orbz.
4. Flash Player or Html5.
5. More AAA titles like God of War, Infamous, Gran Turismo, Gran Theft Auto, Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, Motorstorm,Ghost Recon, Battlefield and Call of Duty.
6.Dynamic Themes or Live Wallpapers.
7. Talk with the Developers to make apps related with the games like Battlelog, Ghost Recon Network.
8. Enable to send pictures between PS Vita and PS3.
9. Cross Chat between PS Vita and PS3.
10. Support to MKV and AVI video files.


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+ Kurizamiru on April 17th, 2012 at 5:18 pm said:

cool


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+ enjionPS on April 17th, 2012 at 5:19 pm said:

@gerneric123

Disney Universe DLC and a hilariously overpriced copy of NHL 12.


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+ La_maravich_22 on April 17th, 2012 at 5:19 pm said:

PSN Needs:
1. New Interface.
2. Sorting List.
3. At least 2 Exclusives Studios for development of great arcades games.
4. Subscription Payment Program to cover the expensive cost of the development of features and servers for the Next Gen.
5. More Features like Cross Game Voice Chat, More Social Apps(Facebook Twitter G+), More Media Apps (Youtube,Vevo,HBO GO) For the Next Gen. 6. Integrate Paypall to buy PSN content.
7. Make a Trade Program System like Steam.
8. Worldwide Certification Program to aprove the PSN content.


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+ mixedkidbx on April 17th, 2012 at 5:20 pm said:

Weak update considering the amount of time it took you guys to put it up….


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+ Mobius2525 on April 17th, 2012 at 5:20 pm said:

This update could have been better…O well i guess i will just wait till May to get LEGEND OF DRAGOON!!!


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+ gm914 on April 17th, 2012 at 5:21 pm said:

Strange that we still can’t sign in to the Blog using the PS3. No-one’s heard of synergy at Sony?

Anyway a quiet week for me, still getting my head around Skullgirls.

Hoping May brings some awesome content to PS+, in light of Kaz Hirai’s recent comments.

btw what’s up with the Frogger trophies? Hilarious. Only 4 trophies, 3 golds and a silver…
That’s one way to do it I guess.


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+ neuropunk on April 17th, 2012 at 5:21 pm said:

Like Cyris said, the avatar selection is pretty weak. I know that Sony isn’t responsible for 3rd party avatars, but still. We’re still missing these avatars:

- Dark / Demon’s Souls
- Deus Ex HR
- Mass Effect
- Dead Space
- Tales of __

etc. etc.

On top of that, I know that we cannot always have stellar action packed updates every single week, but updates like today make me disappointed and sad.

Oh and ALPHABETIZING PSN GAMES NEEDS TO BE IN AN UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (exclamation marks)


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+ vza004 on April 17th, 2012 at 5:22 pm said:

Envious of people who have Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2…

Look at all those free DLCs!!!!


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+ luvtoseek on April 17th, 2012 at 5:23 pm said:

Pre-loading Ghost Recon ASAP!


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+ truesnake21 on April 17th, 2012 at 5:24 pm said:

@neuropunk Agree, I want some Mass Effect avatars.


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+ WaveLightning777 on April 17th, 2012 at 5:25 pm said:

Aw, was last week seriously it for Tales of Graces? I know there should still be more costumes…


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+ Taylor_With_Hat on April 17th, 2012 at 5:26 pm said:

Alphabetizing PSN games really does need to happen.


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+ Evolution_ten on April 17th, 2012 at 5:26 pm said:

RESIDENT EVIL ORC AVATARS!! plizz i want my Ada avatar =,(


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+ jpbslayer on April 17th, 2012 at 5:26 pm said:

hmmmmm the rockband dlc— 3 pink songs at 1.99 apiece or you can buy the bundle for 6.99. now im no genius— but i think there may be a typo


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+ eggmiester28 on April 17th, 2012 at 5:27 pm said:

meh i was all waiting for this update and excited but its a pretty disappointing but oh well i guess it still gives me a reason to play my backlog


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+ Taylor_With_Hat on April 17th, 2012 at 5:27 pm said:

Of course they’ll never do it. :(


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+ Xeno_Incognito on April 17th, 2012 at 5:28 pm said:

Damn, no new Tales of Graces F release. I’ve been waiting for the “Idol” and “Miku” costumes since the release


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+ La_maravich_22 on April 17th, 2012 at 5:30 pm said:

I hope that Sony and all the staff read our petitions and take action. BY the way, What its new after the PSN Maintenance? What its new on the 2.07 Netflix update? Specific released date to skype? @Morgan Haro @ Mattew Harper


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+ Juststeveplease on April 17th, 2012 at 5:30 pm said:

I SEE DEAD PEOPLE WITH RAGE RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Donnyku on April 17th, 2012 at 5:30 pm said:

yeah, what happened with the Warriors Orochi 3 DLC?


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+ pudgenet on April 17th, 2012 at 5:30 pm said:

Wow. $60 for NHL 12, even though it’s been out for several months and you can get it for $47.50 new on Amazon.


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+ shadysaiyanz on April 17th, 2012 at 5:31 pm said:

Meh, We need more Vita games, like seriously. Once Gravity Rush comes out and i beat it, i’m gonna have nothing to play on my Vita… More awesome original titles like Gravity Rush though, not ports or “remastered” versions of games.


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+ La_maravich_22 on April 17th, 2012 at 5:32 pm said:

I agree with Cyris


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+ Conaaando on April 17th, 2012 at 5:34 pm said:

There is an error on the Rocksmith songs… Breaking the Law is above Rocksmith’s title. And I’m getting frogger.


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+ jrowand on April 17th, 2012 at 5:35 pm said:

I agree with Pudgenet I mean I could go out and buy a used copy for about 50bux. Plus are their any talks of bringing Persona 4 to the PS2 classics? I love Persona 3 a lot and would love to play the 4th one.


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+ ReptileHand on April 17th, 2012 at 5:35 pm said:

This update doesn’t really interest me other than the Ghost Recon Beta which doesn’t start for 2 more days? I’m on vacation too.

I really regret buying the Fortune Hunter’s club ;__; It was my fault that I rushed to buy it thinking it was limited time (going out in a week or two). Now I’m sitting here staring at my Uncharted 3 disc with a frown because I’m disgusted with the hardcore multiplayer that it has turned into. It has such beautiful new maps too. I think it turned hardcore sometime around December when I stopped playing.

I also agree with more of a variety on Avatars, especially first party. They put so much money into publicizing them yet they don’t have avatars until after a few months. It’s really odd.


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+ Angry-Puppy on April 17th, 2012 at 5:36 pm said:

I guess I could give that silly Paint Park app a go.


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+ joaryche on April 17th, 2012 at 5:36 pm said:

when are we going to get good deals for games?

sony needs money and to generate money you need sales and promotions.

you will also generate money by bringing over the UMD to PS Vita passport program.

also waiting on remote play of ps3 games on the vita…


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+ ThaWatchman on April 17th, 2012 at 5:41 pm said:

great update, JUST SAW THAT JAPAN IS GETTING NASNE, EUROPE HAS PLAY TV, WHEN IS AMERICA GETTING A TV SERVICE………….I WOULD GET IT DAY ONE……..HAVE SOME LOVE TO THE STATES


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+ twistedvivid on April 17th, 2012 at 5:41 pm said:

April is a crappy month for video games I mean look what is coming out in May

Like
Sonic 4 Episode 2.
Oddworld Munch’s Oddysee HD
Starhawk
Max Payne 3

I mean come on Sony at least release a good PS1/PS2 Classic for gods sake there are hundreds of PS1/PS2 Games you could release

well I guess you don’t like my money


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+ Joeltron3030 on April 17th, 2012 at 5:45 pm said:

I dunno why people are demanding apps for their vita. Who cares about youtube? Go on your damn computer if you want youtube. I bought my Vita for games, so forget the stupid apps and just give us awesome games!

1. Bought StarDrone Extreme (love the PS3 version) but Im disappointed I have to use touch controls. Why cant I use buttons? Can you patch this for us?
2. My Plus ran out and Im not renewing until they have some deals Im interested in. So is there some other way to transfer save data besides using the cloud?


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+ iTofuMan on April 17th, 2012 at 5:47 pm said:

Hmm i guess this will be an ok update for me. I mean i already been owning Disgaea 3 since yesterday thanks to NIS. The discount for House of the Dead is nice and will probably pick it up tomorrow.

Other than that though nothing really good with this update. yet again we get nothing for Psp and Ps1. we get no information as to when the ps1 support is coming to the Vita, or when more Psp games are coming. With the drought of games for the Vita one would think it would be a prefect time to release some past games for people who didint own a psp, or at least get ready for when the ps1 support comes.

All im saying is, as a consumer im greatly disappointed in the ways Sony is treating us. I enjoy their games, but they have never taken their Handhelds seriously. i mean look at the psp. such great titles, but since they dont work with 3rd part devs to get the games out on the psn, it suffered for people who got a Go, and Vita.


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