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May 14

May 14

PlayStation Store Update

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Hi Everyone –

For the first time on PlayStation Network, we have partnered with Sprint to bring you the PSN exclusive game, Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic, for FREE in the U.S. store. That’s right. The game is free to download this week. Check out the Sprint channel on PlayStation Store to access the game, free Sprint videos, wallpapers and an exclusive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Monsters XMB Theme.

Rag Doll Kung Fu Sprint promo

Also, Bionic Commando Rearmed is on sale now for $4.99 (original price $9.99) for one week only, so act fast!

Downloadable Games

Texas Cheat’em ($9.99)
It’s not whether you win or lose…it’s about how far you can bend the rules without getting caught. In Texas Cheat’em, that’s pretty darn far. Play casino-themed mini-games to activate one of 15 cheating abilities – then make your own luck. Turn a bad hand into a sure thing. Send your opponent’s Royal Flush right down the drain. Steal chips, fold for free, or know the community cards in advance. Cheat strangers out of their fortunes over PlayStation Network…before they do it to you. Remember: glory is forever, but broke is only funny when it happens to someone else.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 90 MB

ZEN Pinball ($9.99)
ZEN Pinball combines the arcade thrills of traditional pinball with the cutting-edge visuals, exciting tables, and accurate physics you would expect from a PLAYSTATION 3 game. Loaded with unique features and customization options, ZEN Pinball offers the ultimate pinball experience for both casual players and pros.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 319 MB

PSone Classics PS3 / PSP

The King of Fighters ’99 ($5.99)
Another King of Fighters tournament is on the horizon and it’s up to you and your team of brawlers to come out on top. Select your crew from a healthy roster of old favorites along with new. Battle your friends in the all new Striker match, as well!
File size: 157 MB

Spyro: Year of the Dragon ($5.99)
Everyone’s favorite dragon is back, and this time he must save the Year of the Dragon Festival by rescuing the 150 eggs that have been stolen by the evil Sorceress and scattered across the Forgotten Worlds. New features include mini-games, new playable characters, and an Atlas to track your progress and accomplishments.
File size: 345 MB

Game Demos (free)

ZEN Pinball Demo
ZEN Pinball combines the arcade thrills of traditional pinball with the cutting-edge visuals, exciting tables, and accurate physics you would expect from a PLAYSTATION 3 game. Unlock the full game to play all great tables and have access to all the features!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 241 MB

Add-on Game Content

MotorStorm Pacific Rift Lunar-Tec Signature Livery Pack (free)
Make your vehicle stand out from the crowd with this exclusive MotorStorm Pacific Rift livery pack, available for a limited time only from PlayStation Store.
Reminder: to use this download, you must own MotorStorm Pacific Rift.
File size: 100 KB

PAIN: Daxter Character (free)
Have you ever heard that ottsels always land on their feet? Well, that’s not always the case, as you’ll see with this FREE download of Daxter for PAIN. As you probably know from his previous adventures, Daxter can dish it out as long as you can give it, so launch away, Ooch to your heart’s content, and he’ll keep coming back for more. You simply CANNOT keep a good ottsel down.
File size: 100 KB

PAIN: Sore Spots ($5.99)
This Sore Spots Add-on features two new environments for PAIN! The first area is the gymnasium at Morningwood High school, where you’ll play a new mode called Mad Science. The second place is a top secret alien research facility with a twist on Fun With Explosives. Idol Minds has even thrown in some cameos by some of your PAIN favorites, and the new multiplayer PAINalympics is solid gold!. Get all of this today when you buy Sore Spots!
File size: 100 KB

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 – Pack 1 (free)
The Lost 1. A large force of giant Mobile Armor is attacking the surface! You are all that stands between them and your loved ones. If you can send them packing, even your most hated enemies will be forced to admit that your skill is superior!
File size: 100 KB

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 – Pack 2 (free)
The Lost 2. A large force of giant Mobile Armor is attacking from space! You are all that stands between them and your loved ones. If you can send them packing, even your most hated enemies will be forced to admit that your skill is superior!
File size: 101 KB

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 – Pack 3 (free)
True Dynasty Warriors Gundam! Space Edition! The legendary mission is back! But this time… in SPACE! There’s no special reward for this mission, but for those of you who wanted to fight this mission in SPACE, this is your dream come true!
File size: 100 KB

Guitar Hero World Tour
For all song credits please visit

  • “Everything’s Magic” by Angels & Airwaves ($1.99)
  • “So What” by P!nk ($1.99)
  • “Stop and Stare” by OneRepublic ($1.99)
  • Pop Rock Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack for Guitar Hero World Tour featuring “Everything’s Magic” by Angels & Airwaves, “So What” by P!nk and “Stop and Stare” by OneRepublic. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.

File size: 40 MB – 42 MB (singles), 124 MB (track pack)

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

  • “Stricken”— Disturbed ($1.99)
  • “Stupify”— Disturbed ($1.99)
  • “Radio Radio”— Elvis Costello ($1.99)
  • “Black Friday”— Steely Dan ($1.99)
  • “My Old School”— Steely Dan ($1.99)
  • “Bad Luck”— Social Distortion ($1.99)
  • “Ring of Fire”— Social Distortion ($1.99)
  • “Story of My Life”— Social Distortion ($1.99)
  • Social Distortion Pack 01 ($5.49) Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Social Distortion Pack 01. This pack includes: “Bad Luck,” “Ring of Fire,” and “Story of My Life” by Social Distortion.

File sizes: 27 MB – 48 MB (singles), 122 MB (track pack)

Game Videos (free)

MAG Premiere Gameplay Trailer (free)
File size: 59 MB (HD) 101 (1080)

PAIN: Sore Spots Trailer
File size: 75 MB (HD)

Battlefield 1943 Wake Island Trailer
File size: 54 MB (HD)

Burnout Paradise Cops and Robbers Trailer
File size: 52 MB (HD)

PS3 Themes

MotorStorm Pacific Rift Lunar-Tec Signature Livery Theme (free)
File sizes: 5.71 MB

Digital Ghosts ($1.49)
File sizes: 5.07 MB

Lions ($1.49)
File sizes: 6.17 MB

Radioactive ($1.49)
File sizes: 6.16 MB

Gangsters ($1.49)
File sizes: 4.16 MB

Wallpapers (free)

Terminator Salvation Wallpaper
File size: 346 KB (SD) 1.84 MB (1080)

NASCAR/Sprint Cup Series Monsters Theme (x10)
File size: 333 KB – 597 KB (SD) 1.13 MB – 1.62 MB (1080)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games

Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice ($22.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
In this sequel to the action-packed Pursuit Force, control all new playable characters as you track down and bring to justice five hardcore street gangs in and around Capital City. This time around, the high-speed action takes you across land, air and sea in the continued battle to rid the city of crime.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 839 MB

Game Videos (free)

MAG Premiere Gameplay Trailer
File size: 2.42 MB

Patapon 2 Army Trailer
File size: 12 MB

PSP Themes

Digital Ghosts ($1.49) (also available from PS3 storefront)
File sizes: 432 KB

Radioactive ($1.49) (also available from PS3 storefront)
File sizes: 438 KB

Gangsters PSP Theme 1 ($0.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
File sizes: 535 KB

Gangsters PSP Theme 2 ($0.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
File sizes: 554 KB

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CloudStorm87 said:

May 14th, 10:10 pm

Thanks for the free game.

This should sooth some of the hurt of Bionic Commando Rearmed having no frickin trophies.

And Sony, will I live to see more PS1 classics come to the European store or should I just give up and hope my grandkids will get see them on Playstaion 9?

Nath_gamer said:

May 14th, 10:24 pm


if everyone was happy with what we where getting then sony would get lazy and slow down and we would get even less stuff then we’er getting now!!

Docist said:

May 14th, 10:25 pm

Ok i have read alot of comments on here and i have a few points to make
1. for people that are saying that were whining eventho sonys giving something away for free… well your getting it for free i had to spend 10$ of my hard earned cash on this game and its free the next week

2. a price drop and giving something away for free is completely different because depreciation OVER TIME happens but nothing ever turns free

and 3. this is a poor way of rewarding the people that contribute to this game and 10$ of store credit means nothing to sony because these are downloads

besides microsoft did this exact same thing with another game and they gave their buyers extra points

Nath_gamer said:

May 14th, 10:28 pm

im not wanting anything for free if anyrthing all games should cost money all i want is for worms HD to arrive in australian ps store after like 2 years after its ex-box release!!

Nath_gamer said:

May 14th, 10:31 pm

i have a new rule that sony has to live by everything released in the US has to be released worldwide at that same second!!!! because its now fair that u get stuff and we never do!! or have to w8 a year or more for it!!!

afrosheen said:

May 14th, 10:32 pm

Nice update yet again. Sony is on a path to victory.

traininvain90 said:

May 14th, 10:32 pm

NOT cool!… I paid for this game >:|
aghh.. but good news that didn’t purchase this…

traininvain90 said:

May 14th, 10:33 pm

@401… I agree!!

FabiHurtz83 said:

May 14th, 10:52 pm

@410 – Completely agree. Nice way to put it, I’ve been wasting time all day trying to explain that to the real whiners who are saying that we’re complaining.

FabiHurtz83 said:

May 14th, 10:54 pm

I wouldn’t be mad at all if it would have been reduced to $5, that would have been a real promotion. This is just a slap in the face to us who bought it.

Now all the real whiners who go out of their way to complain about a demo (because they don’t buy games) will be happy for about a week, and still not buy anything in the future.

Enigma777 said:

May 14th, 11:18 pm

I wish they had given out a GOOD game instead, but then again beggars can’t be choosers…

WCKidRock said:

May 14th, 11:30 pm

It is really unfortunate that CA cannot get some of the things the US has…eg access to video downloads, contests and now a free version of Rag Doll Kung Foo

gettinmoney662 said:

May 14th, 11:40 pm

Hey Fabi, who do you think is slapping you in the face? Sony or Sprint?

Sprint is the one funding the promotion. Without them, there would be no free game.


May 14th, 11:45 pm

online play for rag doll kung fu plox.

one of the best games on psn but i would love online!

MrBeatdown said:

May 15th, 12:10 am

It’s pretty sad that some of you can decide that RDKF is worth $10 and then a few months later be unhappy with your purchase because Sony did something awesome by giving it away free.

Just a little warning to all of you planning to buy Infamous in a few weeks… it will be $30 a year from now. Keep your receipts so you can go into GameStop to yell at them for dropping the price next summer.

JMarcoli said:

May 15th, 12:13 am

I was about to buy Rag Doll Kung Fu last friday but I’m glad I didn’t :) Sony, you should keep having these kinds of promotions like this. Plus the PS1 games…keep them coming!

Xenoxerxes said:

May 15th, 12:32 am

Thank you Sprint and Sony!

Every now and then I check the comment section in this blog and no matter what, there is always tons of complaining. Firmware updates? Complaints. Free stuff? Complaints. This is the most complaining comment section on the entire net I swear.

PHANTASMN707 said:

May 15th, 12:43 am

Great update; free content is always welcome!

king_of_kings said:

May 15th, 1:26 am

the update is cool…thanks for the free game…but how about some ps1 resident evil games

Chrysus said:

May 15th, 3:26 am

The only reason people are complaining is that they paid the full price for this game a month ago… They have a right to voice their displeasure & last time I checked, the PS Blog wasn’t run by communists so don’t shoot ’em down.

I was one of them who bought the game on release & feel slightly played but I’m looking at the bigger picture. If Sony can keep promotions like this going I may be lucky & get a free game in the future because I held off buying it for one reason or another.

Keep up the good work Sony!

AssassinHD said:

May 15th, 4:50 am

It never ceases to amaze me that people can be such crybabies. So some of you bought the game a few weeks ago and now it is free? So what? The game must have been worth the purchase at the time, because you bought it. You all have a misguided sense of entitlement. Seriously, grow up. I have bought several games that were later released for free to Qore subscribers (myself included). You don’t hear me complaining. Welcome to reality.

StylishCajun said:

May 15th, 5:07 am

Good stuff Sony.

I bought Rag doll kungfu second week, but this gets more ppl to play it. If i paid like 30 bucks maybe i would be annoyed but i never expected to get the money back.

Go download it guys, its a great.

They need to put ONLINE multiplayer, so many ppl would play online now if that was the caase.

DragonFang589 said:

May 15th, 5:15 am

No!!! I’ve been waiting for a price-drop on Rag Doll Kung Fu, and it has to be free the week my system YLOD’s???

jazzyrider said:

May 15th, 5:29 am

Thank you for free Rag Doll Kung Fu game!

I totally forgot about buying this but you’ve made my day with a freebie!

AssassinHD said:

May 15th, 5:30 am


Do you have any friends that have a PS3? If so just go over there and login and “buy” it. I have a friend who got hit by the YLoD too and I just logged into his account for him and got Rag Doll and the Chamber Apartment in Home.

TheMacX said:

May 15th, 5:50 am

money back please.. sony has cheated the gamer out of 10 dollar and we deserve a refund world wide!

AssassinHD said:

May 15th, 5:53 am


This is exactly what I am talking about. Everyone has to play the victim. Sony did not cheat you out of anything. The product had a price, you paid the price, you got the product. The fact that there is currently a promotion on the product is irrelevant.

Chrysus said:

May 15th, 6:15 am

Also posted @ 417.

AssassinHD stop attacking the people who paid for RDKF.
It doesn’t matter if it was 10 dollars or a thousand. If you buy something new & a few short weeks later it’s free, people have a valid reason to voice their displeasure. Admitted that some people on this thread have gotten a bit carried away with their complaints.

MattyPHATty said:

May 15th, 6:21 am


AssassinHD said:

May 15th, 6:33 am


I am not attacking people who paid for it. I am attacking people who are expecting a refund, or who somehow feel cheated because they paid for it.

They bought the product, the used the product, and they didn’t have any complaints until someone else got the product for less money (or no money as the case may be). That is simple jealousy. Promotions like this are a part of life. Period. It does not make their product any less of an experience for them. They obviously felt the purchase was justified because they made the purchase. The complaints aren’t that the product is not worth the money. The complaints are that they should be reimbursed because someone else out there got a deal. Why should they get a refund anyway since they have been playing the game for weeks while those who are taking advantage of the deal have not?

SolidusDave said:

May 15th, 6:51 am

You feel cheated because of 1-week promotion of a 5 week old psn-game?

if you find a game interesting enough, you go and buy it when it comes out.
This promotion mostly attract people, who would not buy the game anyway or were not sure about the price/gameplay.
By buying you support the developers / these kind of games.

also the game is NOT a free game. It just cost no money for a week because of a promotion, it is still a 10$ PSN-Game, before and after that week. Do you think everyone should get it for free after this week, too?
I guess they should develop games for free then. Or is your consequence, games should NEVER get a free promotion, codes etc.? Obviously, if this was a game you DON’T own you would not complain.

I guess when they would have reduced it to 0.10$ or gave away a million Codes for it, it would be ok all the sudden?

I did not hear Qore-subscribers, who already bought High velocity bowling, complaining about the promotion for this game.

I can understand the displeasure though because it’s really an extreme (awesome) promotion.
But you already paid for the game and there could have been no promotion at all and you would not feel this way then. It’s just in your head.

Gunwing said:

May 15th, 7:11 am

More PSone games= GJ SONY! Lack of PSP demos= Sad day for PSP gamers……

Getting better! keep it up! Seems those rumors about SOny working on the PSone games was indeed true! Good work!

Docist said:

May 15th, 7:12 am

Ok for the people that are saying its the same thing as quore, well its not
you guys subscribe to quore, pay and expect free stuff so high velocity bowling was technically reduced not free to everyone

and for everyone that says this is a “promotion” true but last time i checked promotions are not given to everyone just X amount of people that happen to get lucky

Aer-evexi_flo said:

May 15th, 7:26 am

Thank you very much for the free game sprint/sony.

great update

AssassinHD said:

May 15th, 7:33 am


Considering that this promotion only lasts a week I would say that it is indeed given to X number of people who happen to get lucky. Those X amount of people are the people who have access to the PlayStation Store during this week.

jstev said:

May 15th, 7:35 am

thats not fair i bought that game, i’m gonna wait a while before buying games on psn. i barely even played the game and now its free lol

DJnal05 said:

May 15th, 7:36 am

$ony give me back my money… or else i wont be buying any content on psn

AssassinHD said:

May 15th, 7:40 am


Can you supply one reason, other than “someone else got it for less than I paid” that would justify a refund? Your product was not altered in any way because of this promotion. It was apparently worth the price to you when you bought it, and since it has not been altered it stands to reason that you should not get a refund.

Poopookakabumbum said:

May 15th, 7:43 am

Hey thanks for excluding Canada once again, you bunch of jackasses.

Nothing like blatantly discriminatory corporate practices.

Stuff like this is why I’m saving for a 360.

DJnal05 said:

May 15th, 8:05 am

@ 435

i have supported sony by saying no to game sharing and bought every first party title…

and bro u must uber rich… but value every $ i spent on psn…

its just that i feel cheated… wait tell this happens to you

few people bought this game last week… how would u explain this to them???

DarthBrady said:

May 15th, 8:18 am

Just one thing to say: PLEASE keep releasing PSOne titles! There are so many good ones, you are missing out on some big sales. No offense, but the current library of Playstation Originals is kinda lame. More games!

AssassinHD said:

May 15th, 8:28 am


If you had read my comments earlier you would know that it has happened to me, and I am not complaining about it. I am far from “uber rich” but I am financially stable (read: I have a job and I know how to manage money).

You would not feel cheated if this promotion never came to pass. You should ask yourself what aspect of the promotion makes you feel cheated? You did not feel cheated by the $10 price point in the first place did you? So the only reason you feel cheated is that during this week people do not have to pay $10. Should the people who buy the game next month get it for free as well? Where should the line be drawn?

Jody1990 said:

May 15th, 8:28 am

wow ragdoll kong fu is AMAZING! :D I think it’s even better than SuperSmash Bros!!

GT-420 said:

May 15th, 8:50 am

I feel for the poor souls (ahem, I mean suckers) who paid for RDKF. It would have been better if Sprint chose Crash Commando, an totally underrated game that’s been out longer (and neeeds more people for online multiplayer).

If I were Sony, I would have sent a message to all who bought RDKF and gave them a $5 credit to their account, that way they will spend more on PSN and be made happier and feel less screwed, more of a win win than the way they handled it.

stri said:

May 15th, 8:55 am

Not available in Canada…pfff…

Sony is really starting to tick me off!
I have to agree with Poopookakabumbum @ 436…Sony truly is a bunch of jackasses!
I’m not going to purchase a 360 though…that system sucks too; I’m just considering not making any more purchases on the PSN.

After the tens of thousands I’ve spent on Sony products, I am saddened to know we’re once again excluded.

Just when you think “everyone” might be appreciated, something like this happens to destroy your faith.

I guess my collection of games will have to drop to major (disc based) purchase desires only…not just any game that looks like it may be cool.

I wonder if Sony knows how much business they’re losing with each time they exclude other nations. I know they’ve just lost a ton with me now…unless they do something quick.

Sony devs always maintain that they’re listening and providing consumer requests…but they actually only provide the things “they” deem necessary, and it’s B.S.!

I mean, I’m still waiting for the PS3 to support all formats and the PAL standard as well…not just NTSC.

So, I must say whoot to you for not keeping all the customers in mind when providing bonuses.

stri said:

May 15th, 8:56 am

And red tape my ass…things “You” consider to be high priority never takes this long for approval.
It’s clear that this issue isn’t considered important.
Avid consumers just love to be neglected after supporting a company solely in every situation.

Did you forget that we too contributed to the rise of this company? If the U.S. were the only ones to purchase your products, guess what???…you would be the least popular company available today.
It’s the combined effort of “ALL” your fans that have allowed you to excel.

I’m probably not the only one to feel cheated and alienated here either, so…
Good job SONY!!!

AssassinHD said:

May 15th, 8:57 am


I wonder if Sprint is covering the tab for Canada as well as the U.S.

Oh wait…I don’t wonder actually.

This game is not being given away. Sprint is paying for it. So if you are not getting it maybe you should take it up with Sprint.

nv_Los said:

May 15th, 9:02 am

This is AWESOME Thank You Sprint & Sony, played it yesterday and it got me hooked

EOGamer said:

May 15th, 9:15 am

Keep up the momentum. Five rating for you.

TheeMatt said:

May 15th, 9:19 am

Maaaan free ragdoll how come everything good happens in the states. hey how about you guy make it free in the canada store too just because. we have playstasion here too you

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