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Feb 18

PlayStation Store Update

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VP, PlayStation Network

Hi Everyone – It’s time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update. Today we launch the premiere of The Tester, a brand new original reality series on PSN. You can download Episode 1: “The Critical Eye” from the Game or the Video Store.

Price Updates

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Sale, One Week Only (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Topatoi Permanent Price Drop (now $7.99, original price $9.99)

Ubisoft Game Sale – Ends on 3/4:

  • Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood – Old West Map Pack Sale (now $5.99, original price $9.99)
  • Shaun White Snowboarding The Glamour Pack Sale (now $2.49, original price $4.99)
  • Shaun White Snowboarding Target Limited Edition The Glamour Pack Sale (now $2.49, original price $4.99)
  • Tom Clancy’s End War Faction Elite Pack Sale (now $1.99, original price $3.75)
  • Brothers in Arms D-Day Sale (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
  • Price of Persia Revelations Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) Sale (now $9.99, original price $19.99)

The Tester

The Tester Season Premiere: Episode 1 “The Critical Eye” (free)
The chosen 11 gamers meet for the first time, confront their first challenge, and face the panel in the debut of PlayStation Network‘s new original series. Download now and find out who goes home first.
File size: 347 MB (SD) 936 MB (HD)


All Qore subscribers and purchasers of February’s episode (#21) can now visit Episode 21’s Download Center to download The Eye of Judgment LEGENDS demo for the PSP/PSPgo.

PSone Classics

Magic Carpet (5.99)
Jump on your magic carpet and revisit this classic filled with mystery, spells, and monsters. Let the fantasy take you away!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 84 MB

Mass Destruction ($5.99)
Become a one-man army as you get behind the controls of one of three multi-armored battle tanks. Show no mercy as you utilize every weapon in your arsenal to bring about mass destruction against cruel, despotic regimes in over 20 missions across four types of terrain!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 87 MB

Sorcerer’s Maze ($5.99)
Travel through the Sorcerer’s Maze in this fantasy-filled puzzle game. Can you harness the powers of magic to defeat the monsters within?
ESRB Rated E
File size: 25 MB


MAG SVER Badge Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 134 KB

MAG SVER Character Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 109 KB

MAG Raven Badge Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

MAG Raven Character Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 106 KB

MAG Valor Badge Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

MAG Valor Character Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 112 KB

Game Demos (free)

Yakuza 3 Network Demo
Introducing the next cinematic chapter in the prestigious Yakuza series renowned for its authentic, gritty and often violent look at modern Japan. Making its first appearance exclusively on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, the rich story and vibrant world of Yakuza 3 lets players engage in intense brutal clashes within the streets of Okinawa, and the vibrant and often dangerous city of Tokyo where only the strongest will survive.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 1.20 GB

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Demo
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Playable Demo.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 827 MB

Add-on Game Content

BUZZ! National Geographic: Kids Quiz Pack ($7.99)
A new question pack for BUZZ!
File size: 60 MB

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast Saiyan’s Pack (free)
The “Dragon Ball: Raging Blast” Character Pack #7 is now available! The seventh release is the “Saiyans Pack.” This pack contains very popular Saiyan fighters: Majin Vegeta, Trunks (Fighting Teen), Vegito, Bardock and Super Saiyan 3 Vegeta! The Saiyans of all Saiyans now enter the Raging Blast battles! Who will be the last fighter standing…?
File size: 116 KB

Assassin’s Creed II Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities ($4.99) ($3.99)
A must for Assassin’s fans, Assassin’s Creed II Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities continues to expand the award-winning AC2 universe. Take on a powerful adversary in twelve new memories. Work with Machiavelli to free the city of Florence from the grip of the mad monk Savonarola.
File size: 1.49 GB

Assassin’s Creed II Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities & Secret Locations ($9.99) ($6.99)
Assassin’s Creed II Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities continues to expand the award-winning AC2 universe. Take on a powerful adversary in 12 new memories. Work with Machiavelli to free the city of Florence from the grip of the mad monk Savonarola. Three Templar secret locations from the AC2 Collector’s Edition are also included: Palazzo Medici, Santa Maria Dei Frari, and the Arsenal Shipyard.
File size: 1.49 GB

Dante’s Inferno Florentine Dante Costume ($1.99)
Dress Dante as the famous Italian poet of the Middle Ages, Dante Alighieri. Part one of his poem The Divine Comedy serves as the backdrop for EA’s action-adventure epic Dante’s Inferno.
File size: 5.34 MB

Resident Evil 5 Lost In Nightmares ($4.99)
This is the first installment of new content for Resident Evil 5. Find out what happened to Jill at Spencer’s estate, and play as Barry Burton and Excella Gionne in The Mercenaries Reunion.
File size: 413 MB

Resident Evil 5 Costume Pack 1 ($1.99)
This costume pack is compatible with the original game. Show off Chris’ muscled physique with his Warrior outfit, and add a bit of elfin fantasy to Sheva with Fairy Tale. These costumes can also be used in The Mercenaries Reunion in addition to the main story.
File size: 116 KB

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Hoth Mission Pack ($9.99)
Go beyond the evil ending of The Force Unleashed and take the Apprentice to Hoth to “recruit” an important ally.
File size: 888 MB

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

  • “Let Forever Be”— The Chemical Brothers ($1.99)
  • “Weightless”— All Time Low ($1.99)
  • “Stray Cat Strut”— Brian Setzer ($1.99)
  • “Fascination”— Alphabeat ($1.99)
  • “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember”— Otis Redding ($1.99)
  • “(Sittin’ on the) Dock of the Bay (Take 2)”— Otis Redding ($1.99)
  • “Love Man”— Otis Redding ($1.99)
  • “Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)”— Otis Redding ($1.99)
  • “I’m Sick Y’all”— Otis Redding ($1.99) ($1.99)
  • Otis Redding Pack 1 ($8.49)- Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Otis Redding Pack 01. This album includes “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember,” “(Sittin’ on the) Dock of the Bay (Take 2),” “Love Man,” “Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song),” and “I’m Sick Y’all” by Otis Redding.

File sizes: 15 MB – 28 MB (singles), 80 MB (track pack)

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 2/18 Edition
File size: 290 MB (HD) 466 MB (1080)

MAG: How To – Career Overview
File size: 95 MB (1080)

MAG: How To – Commando
File size: 57 MB (HD) 95 MB (1080)

MAG: How To – Direct Action
File size: 52 MB (HD) 87 MB (1080)

MAG: How To – Field Support
File size: 54 MB (HD) 88 MB (1080)

MAG: How To – Rapid Assault
File size: 45 MB (HD) 72 MB (1080)

MAG: How To – Sniper
File size: 41 MB (HD) 70 MB (1080)

ModNation Racers PSP Announcement Trailer
File size: 62 MB (HD)

Yakuza 3 Gameplay Trailer
File size: 104 MB (HD)

Assassin’s Creed II: Battle of Forli Trailer
File size: 69 MB (HD)

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 – Announcement Trailer
File size: 34 MB (HD)

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Gameplay Trailer 1
File size: 39 MB (HD)

Fret Nice Trailer
File size: 29 MB (HD)

make.believe Award Winning Filmmaking
File size: 123 MB (1080)

make.believe Games Loved By Millions
File size: 86 MB (1080)

make.believe Racing on the G4 Circuit
File size: 137 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes

Resident Evil 5 Customizable Theme Pack ($1.99)
File size: 8.58 MB

Amazing Peaks Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.67 MB

Hemorrhage Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.27 MB

Wallpaper (free)

Fret Nice Wallpaper
File size: 229 KB (SD) 1.09 MB (HD)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 ($39.99)
The best selling shooter on the PSP returns with an intense single player campaign, unprecedented 4 player co-op, and up to 16 player competitive multiplayer.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.04 GB

Puzzle Chronicles ($29.99)
Enter the dark and savage lands of the Ashurin Empire as you battle to avenge the atrocities the Empire brought upon your tribesmen. On your heroic quest to topple the Empire you will fìght fierce beasts and battle hardened warriors in this new Puzzle RPG hybrid game. Featuring an active puzzle combat mechanic, deep story, and robust character development Puzzle Chronicles will bring you into the next era of Puzzle RPGs.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 146 MB

Add-On Game Content (also available from PS3 Storefront)

BUZZ! Quiz World PSP National Geographic Safari Pack ($3.99)
From the world famous National Geographic archives comes the ultimate African wildlife quiz. This BUZZ! Quiz World PSP quiz pack features hundreds of new questions about African wildlife to play in any of your favorite BUZZ! Quiz World PSP game modes. Download this quiz pack today and turn your party into the ultimate trivia showdown. Challenge friends and family and “Show ’em Your Trivia!”
File size: 52 MB

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 Online Entitlement ($19.99)
The Online Entitlement is used to activate the online / infrastructure features of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3. For those purchasing the game second-hand, the entitlement will need to be purchased and entered into a PSN account prior to activating the infrastructure co-op and multiplayer features. The entitlement will be tied to purchasing PSN account and cannot be used by another account.
File size: N/A

LittleBigPlanet PSP Savannah Level Pack ($2.99)
Download a new set of goodies to create your own Savannah themed levels.
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.63 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP Savannah Costumes (free)
LittleBigPlanet’s critically acclaimed “PLAY, CREATE, SHARE” experience, makes its way to the PSP system with a completely new Sackboy adventure. Get a sneak peek of what’s in the Savannah Theme Pack with this free Lion costume!
Note: Manual update required
File size: 4.56 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP Wedding Theme Pack ($2.99)
Download a new set of costumes and CREATE materials to create your own LittleBigWedding! Weddings Theme Pack includes two costumes, 14 materials, 15 stickers, one music kit and one background.
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.64 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP Wedding Costumes (free)
LittleBigPlanet’s critically acclaimed “PLAY, CREATE, SHARE” experience, makes its way to the PSP system with a completely new Sackboy adventure. Get two free costumes and get dressed up for the biggest wedding of the year!
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.48 MB

Game Videos (free)

The Tester Season Premiere: Episode 1 “The Critical Eye”
File size: 155 MB

Pulse 2/18 Edition
File size: 53 MB

ModNation Racers PSP Announcement Trailer
File size: 11 MB

DEAD OR ALIVE Paradise Trailer
File size: 11 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Army of Two PSP Theme (free)
File size: 561 KB

Hemorrhage PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 480 KB

Matterhorn PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 446 KB

Add Your Own

HiTmAn_319 said:

February 18th, 7:30 pm

When is Sprint Cars: World of Outlaws coming to the PS Store?

jeffsmither said:

February 18th, 7:34 pm

When is shadow of Destiny (psp) coming to the store.
Also gives us some pics or video of the ps1 games if you are going release games that most of never even herd of

Reluctant-Hero said:

February 18th, 7:35 pm

Hmm, I bought Qore episode 21, but I don’t see an option to the download the Eye of Judgement PSP demo. Anyone else have this issue?

JeffR714 said:

February 18th, 7:56 pm

Any chance were going to see the MLB 2010 demo before March 2nd?

patrickoak said:

February 18th, 8:14 pm

You know, the Eu PSN guys actually talk to commenters and answer questions. There’s not a single comment on this update by someone from Sony. I’m starting to doubt whether or not anyone even reads these comments, It’s like they don’t even care what we have to say.

Just in case, I guess:


Ice_Snake said:

February 18th, 8:14 pm

pure suck

Velzorn said:

February 18th, 8:21 pm

It’s always great to see sales on the PS store. Hopefully titles like Savage Moon, Flower and other non-capcom titles will get price cuts again sooner than later.

It would be nice to at least know if the lack of premium avatars and dynamic themes are due to the fact that they are going to become a part of the premium online service or some other reason. Years of waiting for new avatars and I can only pick between LittleBig Planet and MAG?!

ziggurcat said:

February 18th, 8:31 pm


bioware has really dropped the ball on the RtO DLC for PS3. they’re, of course, blaming sony’s certification process (which is complete BS since it’s pretty much the same amount of time for each console). with less than a month now until awakening, it’s pretty clear they bioware is plain old incompetent.

Majin_Neo said:

February 18th, 8:34 pm

So when are we getting the Flower soundtrack? I’m saving my funds for that piece of amazement.

shades909 said:

February 18th, 8:51 pm

bah nothing good for PSPgo again i bought it a few months ago and its still in his box didnt see the need to use it yet really fustrating to spend 200bucks for a useless system.

Locke_VI said:

February 18th, 9:00 pm

Great update! Just the RE5 DLC for me this week, and maybe Prince of Persia Revelations.
Keep the awesome sales coming!

pedantic79 said:

February 18th, 9:01 pm

Why is the pricing between the 360 version and PS3 version different? 560 microsoft points = $7. Quite a difference between that and $9.99.

GraceGiven90 said:

February 18th, 9:17 pm

I’ve been waiting for them to put on the old games I used to play as a kid. Specifically Legend of Dragoon and Megaman Legends for the PSN.

jimmy903 said:

February 18th, 9:22 pm

Yakuza demo, nice. Thank you Sega.

And holy **** MAG avatars. I will get all three, for now 49 cents on the S.V.E.R. one. Only 24 more levels to go then I’m running the war with Valor.

draconis15 said:

February 18th, 9:24 pm

So apparently the show doesnt want to give us a demo more the 4 days before the game comes out so dont waste your time and money making one….. whats the point of having one for 4 days anyway…also where the sounds of the show blog at…. i really hope that all these disappointments dont reflect in the game and that you are all spending your time making the real game better

True_Werwolf666 said:

February 18th, 9:33 pm

where are the psp games huh??…what a weak update for psp!

PopeAnonymous said:

February 18th, 9:35 pm

Grace, again, while we appreciate the effort to get PSone games up at all…. you guys have once again uploaded three TERRIBLE games. These games were awful, if not borderline unplayable, in their PRIME. Please, stop doing this. Look at the top 10 downloads. FF8 and FF7. Get more games like THAT. Ok? Use metacritic if you have to, but please, do not keep uploading digital abortions while trying to pass them off as long lost “classics”. We know they are terrible, you know they are terrible, and you know we will not buy any of them. So what’s the point of spamming the store with them?

True_Werwolf666 said:

February 18th, 9:35 pm

i heard that metal slug xx is gonna be on umd only is that true? and put more psp games damn it!

PopeAnonymous said:

February 18th, 9:44 pm


“Nice update of PSOne games, some interesting obscure games are a welcome change.”

Is that supposed to be a joke? Obscure? Yeah, and for good reason, they were garbage games no one bought. That’s not a “good” update by any measurement.

WarmerUKDays said:

February 18th, 9:49 pm

With a late demo release of MLB 10 The Show, I hope it’s not an indication that San Diego Studios bit off more than they could chew this year. I’ll wait and see what early buyers say about it after its initial release before I buy it.

NumberoneNosauce said:

February 18th, 9:57 pm

Sony your my boy don’t get me wrong, but you gotta release that mlb the show 10 demo. As a side note id like to thank the brohas makin that game because it rocks so hard every year.

oldcatsrock said:

February 18th, 10:13 pm

Thank you for the additional content for AC2. I can”t wait to check it out.

depward said:

February 18th, 10:21 pm

I purchased Feb’s Qore just for the Eye of Judgment Legends demo you said was currently available for download. It is not available for download. Can you fix this? Feel like I wasted my $2.99.

Hitman3315 said:

February 18th, 10:32 pm

Nice to see some new avatars. Please keep them coming.

Any chance of seeing some team-specific MLB 10 The Show avatars? I’ve heard rumors of Home content, but I wouldn’t hesitate to drop a few bucks to make a Dodgers cap or jersey my avatar.

I’m sure I wouldn’t be alone (maybe on the Dodgers though… haha).

localmachine said:

February 18th, 10:43 pm

if i beg hard enough will next weeks update have some final fantasy?

milly1981 said:

February 18th, 10:46 pm

R.E. 5 and A.C. DLC is good (for me anyway). Some new PSP stuff would be nice, along with actual PSOne “classics”. I have a hard time NOT buying something when the new updates comeout for PS3 and PSP though.

Stinkbomb79 said:

February 18th, 10:52 pm

It’s interesting how TMNT is on sale for 9.99 down from 19.99, when just back on the Jan. 7 store update it was on sale for 4.99 down from 9.99. I smell something foul.

iTofuMan said:

February 18th, 10:53 pm

really wish sony would atleast support the psp!

And Socom 3 shouldnt count since it was on the store since tuesday not on thursday!

darkwanderer189 said:

February 18th, 11:09 pm

just want to know when more final fantasy comes out like the psp classic crisis core or even better the final fantasy games that only seem to come out for nintendo even though final fantasy is now a third party company. (or part of if your really picky.)aka ff 3,4,5,and 6.

JKC31 said:

February 19th, 12:34 am

Watched the first episode of the tester and found it very demonic. Not something that was advertised. You gave the contestants so little information that left them ill informed of what was going to be expected. Poor guy @ the end. Idiot or not, know one deserves this kind of saddle bagging. I’m all for a good roast, but what this episode did was just spit in face of the weak. Everyone involved in this is truly disgusting imo.

Bertillo55 said:

February 19th, 12:40 am

Lost in Nightmares is finally here! Yakuza 3 demo, and add in the sonic demo to make that much better..Btw, the tester is actually quite enjoyable not as bad as I thought it would be. Best update of 2010!

Solid-Snake-Eyes said:

February 19th, 12:47 am

Assassin’s Creed 2 DLC more expensive on PSN than 360 is not cool. I bought it before I knew we were getting ripped off.

Zarxce said:

February 19th, 1:47 am

Um..just a humble little request. For next week, do you think I could possibly get some PS3 games for my PS3?

If there really is “nothing” then find some indie developers and give them a chance…sell it for cheap. At least you’d be putting something out there. And who knows, you might find some real gems this way.

xiked said:

February 19th, 5:06 am

Will be fun to see the tester!

TheMadSpin said:

February 19th, 6:04 am

I think this is the best update in a while, but I think it’s consistent with Sony’s policy.

1. Assume the die hard fan base (Which I’m no longer a part of as of the last few months) will buy whichever slop you put in front of them.

2. Pretend that people who don’t follow lock-step just don’t “get it” and continue to ignore their dissatisfaction.

3. If you can get around to it, alienate a rabid fan base with poor support and a thumbed nose towards consumers via high priced under supported technology. Make sure that even the people who don’t pick it up can see how little respect you have for those who did.

The cool part of this is that Sony knows how much I’ve supported them. A quick look at the huge money I dropped on the PSN network over the first couple of years has gone to nearly zero over the last six months.

Putting my money where my mouth is and only buying content that meets my exacting demands–seems to be the only safe way to make a point as a consumer.

We’ve got no leverage, they know it, so enjoy your copies of Magic Carpet.

MelodicSpectrum said:

February 19th, 6:04 am

Please, more playstation classics that we actually LIKE, no more championship bass or any of this other tripe. Final Fantasy IX plz, and if possible Tomba?

NewYork214 said:

February 19th, 6:32 am

tester is better then i thought itd be. the prize isnt all that great but it might be pretty good. ill check out next episode probably.

LokeSTL said:

February 19th, 6:38 am

Any chance of getting a price drop on the Prince of Persia Epilogue? Been waiting for quite a while for a price drop. Thanks in advance for checking.

improperlyaged said:

February 19th, 6:48 am

you know one good thing about them releasing those garbage psone “classics”. they will eventually run out of those garbage games and then wont have any excuse but to release actual classics. seriously sony should all pspgo owners just trade them in and get a ds or something. and why are downloads still the same price as retail release and they release days or weeks or months later. seriously havent u guys learned that price and time are the two of the most important factors in this industry yet. why do u think the ps3 is sooo popular all of a sudden. i’ll give u a clue price drop, price drop, price drop.

improperlyaged said:

February 19th, 6:58 am

Does anybody else notice the complete lack of comments on this post. i mean seriously sony could at least grow some balls and just look we got nothing else yet. were working on the stuff u want but its just not ready. so what if its available on the jpn store and uk store. the american dollar is weak now so screw the us. go where the money is. so sad to see sony become the new microsoft. my loyalty and faith are almost completely gone.

What_The_Geek said:

February 19th, 7:02 am

Assassin’s Creed II Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities & Secret Locations ($9.99)
Assassin’s Creed II Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities continues to expand the award-winning AC2 universe. Take on a powerful adversary in 12 new memories. Work with Machiavelli to free the city of Florence from the grip of the mad monk Savonarola. Three Templar secret locations from the AC2 Collector’s Edition are also included: Palazzo Medici, Santa Maria Dei Frari, and the Arsenal Shipyard.
File size: 1.49 GB

I can’t help but notice this is three dollars cheaper on the 360 – any info on price adjustment, or reasons for the discrepancy?

depward said:

February 19th, 7:02 am

Checked again this morning and the eye of judgment legends demo is still not up. I paid for content that you should is available and it’s not; can you please address this?!

Jeanse27 said:

February 19th, 7:38 am

Swtfu hoth… Finally! Thanx a lot!!!!

TwinDad said:

February 19th, 7:40 am

@ Enigma777

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

I really want to upgrade my hard drive.”

That is exactly what the backup utility is for backing up and restore to the same PS3. It will copy the DRM saves but it will only restore them to the same PS3.

You have nothing to lose in trying and everything to gain.

1) Backup current drive.
2) install new drive and format
3) Restore backup to system

If the backup/restore didn’t work, you can shutdown and put the original drive in and everything is back to the way it was before the upgrade.

RuthlessEd said:

February 19th, 8:05 am

Please cancel the Tester before another episode leaks out onto the internet.

It’s embarrassing to the PlayStation community.

It’s poorly produced. Juvenile. And just a sad reminder that Sony is always arriving late to the party.

luisluis1234 said:

February 19th, 8:12 am

wtf n0 gow3 trailer ive been waiting all week

hypersk_us said:

February 19th, 8:27 am

I’m regretting my PSP Go, you know?

Where are the Bleach games? where are the MegaMan games? where are the Final Fantasy games?

You could have lots of money from me if the PSP store had a few good games…

zMd113 said:

February 19th, 8:46 am

very good update. i’m ready to start watching The Tester.

Lowe0 said:

February 19th, 8:47 am

Magic Carpet – thanks! Now let’s see some more EA classics – Fade to Black is only available in EU, and Syndicate Wars isn’t available anywhere yet.

Lowe0 said:

February 19th, 8:48 am

Oh, and Wing Commander III as well. Almost forgot.

In fact, how about a PS Classics page where we can vote on our favorites so you can assess demand?

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