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Jun 26

PlayStation Store Update

Grace Chen's Avatar Posted by VP, PlayStation Network

Hey, everyone. It’s time again for the PLAYSTATION Store weekly update.

Add-on Game Content

PAIN Nigel Character ($0.99)
Meet the newest downloadable character Nigel, a British punk so full of rage that the only thing he doesn’t hate is PAIN, and he hates the fact that he doesn’t hate it. He’s brassed off and ready to bang his head into whatever and whoever gets in his way (watch out for those spikes!). Well, it sounds like he’s asking for for it, so give him a launch…and make it a PAINful one.
File size: 6.74 MB

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock “I am Murloc” World of Warcraft Single (free)
“I Am Murloc” by Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftain. For all song credits please visit www.redoctane.com
File size: 13.2 MB

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

  • “Crackity Jones” – the Pixies ($1.99)
  • “Dead” – the Pixies ($1.99)
  • “Debaser” – the Pixies ($1.99)
  • “Gouge Away” – the Pixies ($1.99)
  • “Here Comes Your Man” – the Pixies ($1.99)
  • “Hey” – the Pixies ($1.99)
  • “I Bleed” – the Pixies ($1.99)
  • “La La Love You” – the Pixies ($1.99)
  • “Monkey Gone to Heaven” – the Pixies ($1.99)
  • “Mr. Grieves” – the Pixies ($1.99)
  • “No. 13 Baby” – the Pixies ($1.99)
  • “Silver” – the Pixies ($1.99)
  • “Tame” – the Pixies ($1.99)
  • “There Goes my Gun” – the Pixies ($1.99)
  • Doolittle album ($18.99) – This album includes “Crackity Jones,” “Dead,” “Debaser,” “Gouge Away,” “Here Comes Your Man,” “Hey,” “I Bleed,” “La La Love You,” “Monkey Gone to Heaven,” “Mr. Grieves,” “No 13 Baby,” “Silver,” “Tame,” and “There Goes My Gun” by the Pixies.
  • “Dreamin'” – Weezer ($1.99)
  • “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived” – Weezer ($1.99)
  • “Troublemaker” – Weezer ($1.99)
  • Weezer Pack 1 ($5.49) – includes “Dreamin’,” “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived,” and “Troublemaker” by Weezer.

File sizes: 10.4 MB – 42.4 MB (singles), 99.2 – 278 MB (track packs)

Game Demos (free)

Hot Shots Golf Out of Bounds Demo
Slip on the golf shoes, step out on the course and tee it up on the PlayStation 3 with Hot Shots Golf Out Of Bounds.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 505 MB

Grab your raquet and prepare to be totally immersed in every game, set and match in the most realistic and exciting tennis experience ever!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 441 MB

Game Videos (free)

Battlefield: Bad Company Accolades TV Spot
Watch the uncut TV spot now!
File size: 45 MB (HD)

Battlefield: Bad Company Preston’s Blog
Preston Marlowe has just been given a transfer to B-Company and he wants to tell his family all about it.
File size: 97 MB (HD)

Brothers in Arms: Hells Highway – Ubidays Trailer
How much more can one man take? Check out the new trailer shown at Ubidays to find out.
File size: 23 MB (SD), 85 MB (HD), 113 MB (1080)

Call of Duty: World at War
The next Call of Duty revealed! Call of Duty: World at War re-defines the WWII experience, pitting players against enemies in the Pacific and European theaters who know no surrender and will unleash surprising new tactics in a fight to the death.
File size: 64 MB (HD)

The Incredible Hulk Trailer
Watch the Incredible Hulk take on foes in New York City.
File size: 54 MB (HD)

HAZE Launch Trailer
Set in the year 2048, Mantel Global Industries offers an array of cutting-edge military equipment, including a high-tech arsenal of vehicles, deadly weaponry, and the performance-enhancing drug Nectar. Fight a vicious rebel faction, the Promise Hand. Uncover the truth, switch sides, and break away from Mantel’s manipulative grip when you join your former enemies, the Promise Hand.
File size: 300 MB (HD)

HAZE Song Trailer
Download the recent video clip of Korn performing their latest track HAZE, inspired by Ubisoft’s upcoming video game of the same name.
File size: 89 MB (SD), 131 MB (HD), 172 MB (1080)

Movie and Blu-ray Trailers (free)

The House Bunny trailer
In Columbia Pictures’ comedy The House Bunny, Anna Faris charms as Shelley Darlington, a Playboy Bunny who teaches an awkward sorority about the opposite sex – only to learn that what boys really like is what’s on the inside.
File size: 29.1 MB (SD), 110 MB (HD), 147 MB (1080)

So I Married An Axe Murderer Blu-ray Disc trailer
Offbeat, hatchet-driven romance about a wedlock-shy coffee house poet (Mike Myers) whose perfect woman (Nancy Travis) just might be a serial killer.
File size: 110 MB (HD), 158 MB (1080)

Men In Black Blu-ray Disc trailer
A sci-fi adventure comedy about two top secret agents (Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith) with the everyday mission of policing alien activities on planet Earth.
File size: 43 MB (HD), 60 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes (free)

PAIN: Nigel Theme
Customize your PS3 system with a cool PAIN: Nigel theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 2.24 MB

Customize your PS3 system with a cool PLAYSTATION Network theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 1.95 MB


Here is this week’s content release for the PLAYSTATION Store for PC. To download these games to your PSP, navigate to http://store.playstation.com. There, you’ll find descriptions of the content and directions on how to get started. For more on the PLAYSTATION Store for PC, please click here.

Downloadable Games

* Medievil Resurrection ($16.99) (also downloadable via PS3)

Game Videos (free)

* Medievil Resurrection interview trailer

PSP Wallpaper (free)

* Medievil Resurrection wallpaper (x3)

Hope you enjoy!

Add Your Own

Nitrowolf2 said:

June 26th, 6:22 pm

an alright update
question: is it true that our friends list limitation from 50 friends has increased now?
and whats the new limit?

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    Noel Silvia said:

    June 26th, 6:56 pm

    Yup – your Buddy List should now have a max of 100 friends, IIRC.

Joe said:

June 26th, 6:22 pm

I was wondering if any one at Sony has any plans on having a Community calendar on the US.playstation.com site because there is one for Australia on the AU.playstation.com site.

Also any chance that if it comes out in the US it could also work on PSN. I think having a Community calendar that works on PSN would be pretty cool.

Plus over at reelgamers they have a nice idea for a game it is like Super Smash Brothers only it would be with playstation characters. It got be thinking that would be a really cool game.

But I also have an idea for it instead of having the characters be there normal self they could be sackboys instead.

Seeing as in LBP there is the Sackboys from Killzone. I thought why not make every one else a sackboy in the game think about the cool fights between Sackboy Kratos and Sackboy vib-ribbon or may a fight with Sackboy Arc from Arc the lad.

I think Super Sackboy Smash would be really cool. The game could be T and the game would be for both casuals and hardcore gamers.

So I for one would love to see this game get made.


Kenaue said:

June 26th, 6:24 pm

@ 99

The new limit is 100 if I am thinking correctly.

psmgamer said:

June 26th, 6:25 pm

I really see no point in complaining to Sony about the lack of PS1 games since I doubt we will ever get the entire PS1 library or at a game a week like Japan does. Whatever Sony puts on PSN every Thursday is fine by me and others should just accept it. I do admit that I bought a PSP Slim to play PS1 games since Sony promised almost 5-7 being released but hasn’t lived up to that promised. I have heard about licensing issues and renewing rights to certain games plus regions getting certain games while others don’t and it really seems that there is a ton of work just to get a least one PS1 released on PSN.

bigfnrabbit said:

June 26th, 6:27 pm


U keep buying their load of crap there is no reason why there isnt more than 22 ps1 games on our NA store if they started working on this problem over a year ago there would be some results,they would have it resolved by now if they actually did something about it.DONT CALL ME OUT WIYH YOUR NO NONSENSE BULLCRAP YOU SOUND LIKE YOUR MAKING EXCUSES FOR THESES PEOPLE WHO ARE GIVING ABSOLUTLY BULLCRAP REASONS FOR NOT HAVING PS1 GAMES.

Kenaue said:

June 26th, 6:30 pm

The only reason I can think that defends having next to no PS1 games on PSN is that Sony doesn’t have the rights to put them up there, and they’d have to go out and get them. For game published by Sony in America, we should see those up there. *Points to FFVII*

juuken said:

June 26th, 6:32 pm

Not a bad update Sony, keep it up.

I think people should be grateful for the things we’re getting on the PS3 so far instead of complaining every five seconds. I want to see some classic PS1 games as well but I think it was explained why there’s an issue bringing them here.

BlackShadows14 said:

June 26th, 6:32 pm

Lots of content. All good with me!

Stoffinator said:

June 26th, 6:45 pm

Always good to have demos.

Nitrowolf2 said:

June 26th, 7:02 pm

thx for my reply at 99
here another question and obviously you dont need to answer this and it concerns 2.40 video walkthrough
I heard that it going to be posted on the 30th of this month s that true?
and also if dont wnat to answer taht could you at least tell us the progress of the video?

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    Noel Silvia said:

    June 26th, 7:10 pm

    Unless you read about it right here on the official blog, consider what you hear a rumour.

Retrogameplayer said:

June 26th, 7:11 pm

Good update, thanks.

Korlithiel said:

June 26th, 7:20 pm

Noel Silvia

And to clarify to you, the PSP game is the original Playstation game with nearly no new features, and none of them are anything worth getting the PSP title over the original Playstation title over if you’ve played the original.

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    Noel Silvia said:

    June 26th, 7:56 pm

    Actually, the PSP remake includes multiplayer modes not found in the original as well as re-done graphics, additional levels, and tweaked levels.
    I was actually a tester on the original MediEvil, so I\’m way more familiar with that game than I should be. ;-)
    Hope this helps explain some of the differences!

smikwily said:

June 26th, 7:28 pm

I enjoyed PAIN quite a bit more than I expected, but this constant “pay for characters” is getting old. How about a new level? One was advertised in the game at one point, but I haven’t heard jack.

Kiddy kid said:

June 26th, 7:35 pm

Twisted Metal, Tekken, Spyro, Jet Moto, and Crash definitely don’t cover all the bases regarding PS1 classics.

The JP PSN is doing a decent job. I mean Xenogears is there to apparently combat the lack of JRPGs. Resident Evil (Biohazard) is there. MGS is over there. MGS could have been over here before MGS4 was released and probably would have been a top download just like it is on Japan PS Store.

I mean the demand there. Its just as prevalent as In-Game XMB and the Store revamp. Constant comments about it. More of an effort will have to be made eventually despite whatever issues keep those popular games from being offered.

Saiks said:

June 26th, 7:42 pm

Wack!!! Y’ll know what we want, 2.40

OldManGaming said:

June 26th, 8:10 pm

@ Noel Silvia : thanks for always making an effort to address the concerns of the faithful – you fully rock!

GameFace said:

June 26th, 8:23 pm

Im Downloading

tandyman said:

June 26th, 8:32 pm

I’d just like to understand how this is a good update.. Add-on content for rockband and guitar hero, along with game add-on content, demos, movies, and trailers are all spoon fed to the sony people by the game producers and developers. All the playstation store staff has to do is compile and package them for download.

The problem is that the people who do the store updates and make these blog posts are probably not the same people who deal with publishers to release purchasable ps3, psp, and ps1 classics. Apparently the outcry for these types of content are not getting to the appropriate channels.

By the way, I can order Medievil Ressurection from a number of online stores for the same price and get the packaging along with the UMD (meaning it doesn’t have to take up space on a memory card). How is this type of purchasable content even considered worthwhile content?

It’s sickening that each and every week hundreds of people comment on these posts, (meaning probably thousands or tens of thousands probably feel the same way) and demand that Sony give us a product to buy and all of the desire seems to fall on deaf ears. That’s not only stupid for Sony, it’s bad business.

xaos said:

June 26th, 8:33 pm

As always, I’m amazed by the forbearance Noel and others display in the face of venom dripping from the fangs of Internet jerks.

And hey, reasonably solid update, too

forzanerazzurri said:

June 26th, 8:34 pm

Thanks for all you guys do and to Noel for taking the time to respond to the public. Not too many billion dollar companies that I know of are this interactive with customers.

One question though; Is the upcoming video store for PSN for Canada aswell as the US?

XD9 said:

June 26th, 8:42 pm


dude get used to it….thats just the way its been since PS3 launched…Its like feeding a poor Ethiopian a grain of rice a week…truly sad but apparently SONY’s Public Relations dept can give a rats ass what a REAL consumer wants

cmargary said:

June 26th, 8:43 pm

thanks for the themes… I hate game related themes so every non game related is very welcome… the next one make it with sounds ok? looking for the blu-ray one… don’t fail on me.

Good update BTW…

XD9 said:

June 26th, 8:44 pm

and just to clarify thats all this BLOG is, is a PR gimmick…an avenue to hype up games and features beyond belief so when finally released its a let down….they shoot themselves in the foot quite often

WHAT said:

June 26th, 8:57 pm

The older map packs have to start being free. I find getting games on older maps hard. My money should not go down the crapper. I prefer to kill noobs and reinvigorate older games.
Let the game decide when it’s time is up. Not some stupid 5-10 dollars for the 5 new people that now have no one to play.
Stop penny pinching.

WestSiide said:

June 26th, 9:05 pm

@53 Response
I find it extremely ridiculous for YOU, Noel Silvia to stick to your “distribution rights” excuse this long. Yea I agree that may be one of the hurdles to getting PS1 games on the U.S. PSN but my question is this… SHOULDNT THERE BE A DEDICATED TEAM AT SCEA TO TAKE CARE WHATEVER HURDLES, OBJECTIONS, LEGAL ISSUES TO GETTING THESE GAMES UP THERE?? No seriously I know the PS3 to date is not profitable yet, but has SONY run into some type of financial hardship that they cannot afford a DEDICATED TEAM to please theyr userbase?? You do realize the PS3 or other SONY branded product is nothing withou us… right? Just like they have dedicated teams for everything else, like running this blog for example is the KEY to getting this problem taking care of.. doesnt everyone agree?? And if this “TEAM” does exist, each and every one of them should be terminated for such incompetence/lack of production because the selection of PS1 games is absolutely horrible to say the least. Before I end my rant……

@107’s response…
Question: is it true that on the 30th there would be a video walkthrough for a feature in 2.40.
Answer: Unless you read about it right here on the official blog, consider what you hear a rumour.

Well no kidding sherlock… Why even bother posting responses if theyre going to be so vague? If it isnt true, just kill the rumor right then and there… that would be official. I dont understand the secrecy to every little thing that SONY does. Wasnt this the point to this blog? To share up and coming games, news, ideas? Everytime NOEL posts a response I feel like hes insulting our intelligence. Have something inightful to say or please dont post at all… thank you

tandyman said:

June 26th, 9:07 pm

It’s great that you take your time to read the blogs and answer questions when you can, but don’t you think you’re actually doing people a diservice by tricking them into thinking that their concerns are actually being heard by the people that make decisions? I’m not trying to downplay your role in the playstation store but as you have admitted before, you’re an artist not a developer or a content manager. You might be a bigger help by giving information on specific channels (whether by specific e-mail addresses or telephone numbers) that people can go through to contact the people who do control the content.

The art and design for the PS store is top quality by the way so props to you for whatever hand you had in that.

djratchet said:

June 26th, 9:15 pm

Thanks Noel for repling and agreeing to make the theme. You are now offically my favorite person on this blog now. :D

SuperFist said:

June 26th, 9:15 pm

Man! You guys are cruel!

WestSiide said:

June 26th, 9:22 pm

On topic for ver. 2.40. Theres a rumor floating around that Sony is going to wait until E3 to unveil the features on the upgrade. I find it to be a horrible idea. WHY? Beacuse theyre going to take time in their presentation to brag about a feature that should of been there in the first place. Why do that? Why admit that you spent over a year and a half playing catch-up to Live? UNLESS theres a feature that would surpass Live and make it a better, more seamless online experience, then it would be worth taking the time to boast about it and the fact that the service would remain free. But from past experience, Sony always seems to overhype everything just to let everyone down with the end result. I hope thats not this case this time around. Point is… If there isnt a feature that is going to be everything that Live is and more, just release the damn thing and be done with it… we all know its ready.

iampeck said:

June 26th, 9:33 pm

Let Me Start by saying this I have a 360 and a ps3 and im starting to notice that you get what you pay for. Xbox may charge monthly but ive got no complaints but ps3 is free and as much as i hate to say this but maybe because its free thats why its probably so crappy. And also that 2.40 update is a joke really, not that its coming out but the fact of the matter is that the ps3 released a year or so after the 360 and youre telling me you couldnt think of this during that year. I’ve bought the 40gb ps3 (and this my fault) and was throughly pissed because i couldnt play my ps2 games (and my ps2 broke I refuse to buy another one its third one). ID rather you take the Blu-ray Out than the ps2 feature out to reduce cost. And then finally what the hell is up with ps3 games. I mean the only reason I bought the ps3 was MGS4 (which will probably be out xbox soon anyway), Gran Turismo 5 (i like the one thats out but i want the full game) and final fantasy xiii(who knows how many more time that will be delayed). Its took 2 years to actually release your first major title. Bottom line sony should buy back everyones ps3 and just start working on the ps4 or something

Iszk said:

June 26th, 9:33 pm

In fact, I’ll go get Einhander as well, just for kicks. :) Another $5.99 that could have been yours.

lakaihigh said:

June 26th, 9:41 pm

pretty sweet update Sony! d/ling the two generous demos right now. gave this a 5 star cuz tennis holds a special place in my heart. can’t wait to try out of bounds also. all in all a pretty good update. are you guys going to post somehting about the video service on here that has been getting soooo much attention on the internets? looking forward to that and 2.4. and of course E3 08 will be the best.


iampeck said:

June 26th, 9:43 pm

yo i agree wit westside, they will reply 4 something stupid. Let a demo about a video game about a green turd come out, they,ll give you info about who what when they made the game. But somethin serious like an update there all secretive

lakaihigh said:

June 26th, 9:45 pm

@ iampeck – way to bring down the entire PlayStation biz buddy! you really think MGS4 is ever going to make its way to 360? you shouldn’t even put MGS and 360 in the same sentence. I’ll bet you think the world revolves around you too. Do everyone here a favor and don’t post here again. reading thru your pointless garbage of a paragraph was painful to say the least. try to keep your posts somewhat related to the topic at hand.


Iszk said:

June 26th, 9:47 pm


People would buy more of them if the selection didn’t suck. It’s mostly first party SCEA games, and Crash Bandicoot, all of which are terrible games. I wish I knew why it was SCEA suddenly has a stance that none of us want Japanese made games, when those are exactly what made the PSone and PS2 worth owning. Let me say it again, SCEA. Your games are terrible, get third party games.

lakaihigh said:

June 26th, 9:49 pm

@ westsiide – when you say ‘we all know its ready’ who does that apply to? because I don’t know if 2.4 is ready? does anyone on here really know if its ready (besides eric lempel)? really you don’t know. but thanks for trying and thanks for staying OT!


iampeck said:

June 26th, 9:51 pm


mgs2 Substance-xbox had more feautures than the original
Mgs3 Substance-xbox Same thing

see a trend oh its coming just when is the question. Mr video game genius

hobo-1 said:

June 26th, 9:51 pm

Heh, it’s the same complaint every Thursday which I’m almost positive all the complaints are falling on deaf ears.

@126 lol did you miss last year’s TGS with epic unveiling of the rumble controller? I wouldn’t put it past them to withhold it until e3 to tout it as their next big thing with that rumored waggle transformer controller after people shelled out $50+ on a dualshock 3 which is apparently not even out yet for Europe(Thanks SCEE lol!).

Sony just seems completely clueless about what they want to do with the PS3/PSP and gamers in general. If it wasn’t for Final Fantasy , Metal Gear, and the shoddy PS2 upscaling feature which I use more than playing what little ps3 games we get to install I would have not wasted my time and money on this generation. I actually believe things would change after the massive failure that was the ps3 launch during that brief magical instant during e3 last year where they seemed to have snapped out of it. Things looked like they were heading on the right track. However here we are going into another e3 with half the stuff they promised still not out, delayed, or turned out to be huge disappointments(Lair/Heavenly Sword). So I wonder what disappointments will come out of this year’s E3.

lakaihigh said:

June 26th, 9:52 pm

@ Iszk – hahaha I’m guessing that post was pointed in my general direction. Way to act mature on the PSB! you should take my advice too and try to keep your posts related to the topic this way you don’t make yourself look like a complete twat.


lakaihigh said:

June 26th, 9:55 pm

@ iampeck – yeah but when all those previous titles released it was known from the beginning that they were only timed exclusives as I may recall. I haven’t found anything that says MGS4 is a timed PS3 exclusive. prove me wrong then we’ll talk!


WestSiide said:

June 26th, 10:06 pm

Completely agree…

It applies to anyone with half a brain. i Can almost guarantee you that theyre holding off until E3 to show off this new feature. I wouldnt be surprised if it took longer than that. Look at last years E3 that was announced.. Haze was delayed, Unreal was delayed, Little BP delayed, dont even get me started with HOME and Killzone2..etc..etc.. SONY is known for hyping things beyond belief and taking theyre sweet time releasing them. WHY? Who knows. I dont work for sony and yes i guess im just speculating. If you ran a business, wouldnt you supply your customers with things they wanted and have been requesting? Wouldnt that benefit YOU and THEM at the same time? Point is we have all been asking for the same things. Over and over.. time after time. Things we want and things that would obviously bring revenue and profit to SONY. After all, theyre still a business… right? Or have they became some kind of non-profit organization? Simple logic tells me that 2.40 is ready. I guess they think theyre doing a great job by attempting to strategically time the release.

dEaDmATe said:

June 26th, 10:09 pm

AWESOME! Wahoo I really love these weekly thursday updates, even though I only go on the store to download mostly demos, it’s good to know what new things are on the store. And jeeze people need to calm down with the ps3 firmware update 2.40.. I guess their mothers never told them that “Patience is virtue.” Good Job Sony, keep up the good work.

shawn43050 said:

June 26th, 10:14 pm

You know I love my PS3 however I am seriously thinking about jumping ship for the other console just to have some RPGs to play!!
If SCEA doesnt release some soon I may just have to!! I hate FPS game and MGS4 just isnt a good enough reason to hang on to the dream that is ( What the future holds for the PS3)!! I really like RPGs and the 3 or so on PS3 just isnt enough!!!

lakaihigh said:

June 26th, 10:16 pm

@ westsiide – haha yeah i do believe Sony is in this for the money! however i still don’t believe 2.4 is fully complete and ready to be released yet. If it was i think they will release ASAP because they know we want it. its not like we haven’t been crying for it since November of 06… would they really be that cruel do you think?


WestSiide said:

June 26th, 10:25 pm

Hahah!!.. when is sony known to release things asap??!!

thshdw said:

June 26th, 10:42 pm

@86 Good Post!

You are absolutely right the Rating and Region excuses are totally BS. Nintendo manages to give me Sega Genesis, TurboGrafx 16, and NEOGEO games on my Wii’s virtual console. Sony definitely has the ability to provide PSOne classics from their own library. It’s stupid that some content does not make it to America. Wipeout Pulse for instance, its downloadable content is still not available 5 months after its release in Europe.

My conclusion…. Sony of America just does not care.

SDkngsht said:

June 26th, 10:55 pm

cool update. alread bought hot shots when it dropped but the top spin demo is cool and the videos are dope.

the psn theme is my favorite since the god of war one. i like the echochrome theme but hate the footstep sound. can we turn sounds off and still use the visual parts of themes like the echochrome and the other one with bullet/gunshot sounds (forget the game). if not then that would be a small but welcome firmware addition.


Iszk said:

June 26th, 10:58 pm



Iszk said:

June 26th, 11:01 pm


Yeah, lol. SCEA can’t get their ducks in a row for games that came out a decade ago, while Nintendo can get games upwads of fifteen to twenty years old out on a weekly basis. By the end of the year, X360 will have a larger library of better quality Xbox classics than Sony has of PSone classics, and the PSone feature had a full year headstart. Pathetic.

LeslieSony said:

June 26th, 11:09 pm

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