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Apr 01

PlayStation Store Update

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VP, PlayStation Network

Hi Everyone – It’s time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.

This week’s Spring Fever highlights celebrate puzzle games! Find echochrome (PS3) on sale for $4.99 (regular price $9.99) and echoshift for $7.49 (regular price $14.99). Offers good through 4/7/10.

Price Updates

Cuboid Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Digger HD Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Magic Orbz Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Mushroom Wars Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Smash Cars Sale (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
UNCHARTED Eye of Indra Motion Comics Bundle (Includes episodes 1-4) ($2.49)

Bonus: Buy the bundle and get (2) Free Multiplayer skins (Rika Raja & Daniel Pinkerton) for US in the multiplayer modes.


Qore Episode 23: April 2010 ($2.99)
Episode 23 of Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network brings viewers an in-depth look at God of War III, races at breakneck speed with Split/Second: Velocity, gets nostalgic with 3D Dot Game Heroes, and explores the tech behind 3D gaming.
File size: 1.55 GB

Qore Annual Subscription: April 2010 ($24.99)
Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network is a monthly interactive video production covering the world of PlayStation. Qore provides its audience with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to developers and their games, from both the SCE Worldwide Studios and the third-party community, where the audience member can freely navigate through the content.
File size: 1.55 GB

Downloadable Games

NBA Unrivaled ($14.99)
Paying homage to the old school look and feel of the arcade classics, NBA UNRIVALED brings back all of the intensity and pulse pounding action—AMPLIFIED! Featuring the 2009-2010 NBA season’s team and player rosters with current stats, logos and jerseys. Ball your way up to the top of the league with unthinkable slams and outrageous plays to get the crowd pumped for momentum on your side!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 175 MB

The Tester

The Tester Episode 7
On hand to evaluate who’s got all the right moves is God of War III’s Director of Product Development, John Hight. A industry veteran with dozens of titles to his credit and a Cinematic Arts Professor at USC to boot John’s got an excellent eye for talent.
File size: 413 MB (SD) 986 MB (HD)

PSone Classics

TNN Motorsports Hardcore 4×4 ($5.99)
Things are sure to get dirty in this off-road racing game. Drive six vehicles through snow, sand, and more in a grueling test to the finish line!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 89 MB

Add-on Game Content

LittleBigPlanet April Fools – Fragrances Costume (free)
A new costume for Sackboy!
File sizes: 1.04 MB

Heavy Rain: Chronicle One – The Taxidermist ($4.99)
Featuring investigative journalist Madison Paige, this prequel lets you take part in one of her first cases tracking down a serial killer.
File sizes: 907 MB

Army of Two: The 40th Day Chapters of Deceit DLC ($9.99)
Army of Two: The 40th Day – Chapters of Deceit contains two all new campaign levels entitled “Collateral Damage” and “The Assassination”!
File size: 400 MB

Dante’s Inferno Godlike Pack ($2.99)
This pack includes the ‘Heavens Embrace’ holy magic ability as well as the ‘Serpent of Thieves’ relic that unlocks a special scythe move.
File size: 100 KB

Dragon Age: Origins Feastday Combo Pack ($2.99)
Throughout Thedas, the great holiday of Satinalia is marked by sumptuous feasts, wild celebration, and naming the town fool as ruler for a day. Amid the feasting, it is customary for friends, lovers, and traveling companions to exchange gifts and pranks.
File size: 1.59 MB

Dragon Age: Origins Feastday Gifts ($1.99)
Throughout Thedas, the great holiday of Satinalia is marked by sumptuous feasts, wild celebration, and naming the town fool as ruler for a day. Amid the feasting, it is customary for friends, lovers, and traveling companions to exchange gifts.
File size: 799 KB

Dragon Age: Origins Feastday Pranks ($1.99)
Throughout Thedas, the great holiday of Satinalia is marked by sumptuous feasts, wild celebration, and naming the town fool as ruler for a day. Amid the feasting, it is customary for friends and traveling companions to play pranks on each other.
File size: 818 KB

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast Ultimate Warriors Pack 3 (free)
“Dragon Ball: Raging Blast” Character Pack #10 is now available! The tenth release is the “Ultimate Warriors Pack 3!” This pack contains Vegeta (Scouter), Vegeta, Trunks (Sword), Vegito and Super Saiyan 3 Vegeta! The long-awaited warriors finally enter the arena! Prevail against the life-and-death battles and become the strongest warrior in the universe!
File size: 116 KB

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce HD Quest Pack 3 (free)
Quest Pack #3 – Enhance your Strikeforce experience with these new missions and challenges. Also includes all previous Quest Packs. The following quests will be added to the city’s “Noticeboard”. To learn more about this pack and about Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce go to www.tecmokoeiamerica.com/strikeforce.
Defense of Yi
Battle of Tong Gate
Martial Contest 3
File size: 101 KB

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing – Ryo with Forklift Character ($4.99)
Drive as Ryo Hazuki from Shenmue in his signature forklift truck. Download this exclusive vehicle.
File size: 100 KB

Guitar Hero 5
For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com.

  • “Freebird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd ($1.99)
  • “Gimme Three Steps” by Lynyrd Skynyrd ($1.99)
  • “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd ($1.99)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Freebird”, “Simple Man”, and “Gimme Three Steps” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. 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 sizes: 44 MB – 86 MB (singles), 192 MB (track pack)

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

  • “Up from the Skies”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “Spanish Castle Magic”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “Wait Until Tomorrow”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “Ain’t No Telling”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “Little Wing”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “If 6 Was 9″— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “You Got Me Floatin'”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “Castles Made of Sand”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “She’s So Fine”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “One Rainy Wish”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “Little Miss Lover”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “Bold as Love”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “Valleys of Neptune”— Jimi Hendrix ($1.99)
  • Axis: Bold as Love (Album) – The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($19.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: Axis: Bold as Love (Album).

File sizes: 13 MB – 34 MB (singles), 223 MB (track pack)

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 4/1 Edition
Join host Christina Lee for PULSE presented by the PlayStation Network. In this edition, we drop into the action of Section 8, get geared up with a free MAG add-on, investigate a new chapter of Heavy Rain, preview Qore Episode 23, and show off the top downloaded dynamic themes. New video releases include The Blind Side, Sherlock Holmes, and UFC 111.
File size: 233 MB (HD) 404 MB (1080)

Patchwork Heroes Trailer
File size: 43 MB (HD) 77 MB (1080)

MLB 10 The Show Road to the Show Trailer
File size: 66 MB (HD) 111 MB (1080)

God of War III – Machinima.com’s Art of the Game EPISODES 1 – 5
File sizes: 224 MB (HD) – 268 (HD)

Kane & Lynch 2: Welcome to Shanghai Trailer
File size: 63 MB (HD)

Major League Baseball 2K10 Opus Trailer
File size: 122 MB (HD)

Mafia II: Boom Boom Trailer
File size: 62 MB (HD)

PS3 Themes

Patchwork Heroes City Theme (free)
File size: 3.96 MB

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Theme 2 (free)
File size: 6.12 MB

Beez Pleeeeze Theme ($0.99)
File size: 2.69 MB

Geisha Hook-Ups Theme ($1.99)
File size: 3.53 MB

Jungle Girl Hook-Ups Theme ($1.99)
File size: 3.4 MB

Warhawk Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 8.36 MB

40’s WWII Pinups Premium Theme ($1.99)
File size: 7.13 MB

Wallpaper (free)

Patchwork Heroes Warship Wallpaper
File size: 325 MB (SD) 1.26 MB (1080)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

BUZZ!: Master Quiz ($15.99)
Take the popular game show host on the road with BUZZ!: Master Quiz for the PSP system! BUZZ!: Master Quiz includes over 3,000 unique questions on topics including music, celebrities, TV, sports, science, nature, movies and more. Put your knowledge to the test at home or on the move, and challenge others in three multiplayer modes.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 436 MB

Dead or Alive Paradise ($29.99)
Indulge in some fun under the sun activities with the sexy girls from Dead or Alive! On your own private island, you are free to mingle, flirt, play and take snapshots of these beauties. Store them in your one-of-a-kind private album along with video clips for viewing and editing later. Your own private paradise in the palm of your hand. Take your girls anywhere…and play with them anytime.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 572 MB

BlazBlue Calamity Trigger ($24.99)
Take the ultimate 2D fighting game on the go! BlazBlue features all of the console modes—Arcade, Versus, Score Attack, Training, and Story…in addition to the all-new Shop and Legion modes, where you control your own party of fighters in an attempt to conquer the world of BlazBlue.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 879 MB

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

THE EYE OF JUDGMENT LEGENDS Card Expansion Pack 1 ($1.99)
Expand your digital card collection with this add-on card pack! Give your duels an upper hand with 5 cards not found in the full game, including rare and ultra rare cards. Add these cards to your deck for unique combinations to win battles against the computer, or head-to-head online against other players. Unlike other cards, these can’t be traded or earned any other way.
File size: 1.51 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP Island Costume (free)
LittleBigPlanet’s critically acclaimed “PLAY, CREATE, SHARE” experience, makes its way to the PSP system with a completely new Sackboy adventure.
Get these free costumes from the Islands Theme Pack.
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.41 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP Island Theme Pack ($2.99)
Download a new set of costumes and CREATE materials to create your own Islands levels! The Islands Theme Pack includes 3 Costume items, 13 CREATE Materials, 15 Stickers, 1 Music kit, and 1 Background.
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.57 MB

Game Videos (free)

The Tester Episode 7
File size: 177 MB

Pulse 4/1 Edition
File size: 40 MB

Patchwork Heroes Trailer
File size: 7.94 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Patchwork Heroes Enemy Theme (free)
File size: 401 KB

Geisha Hook-Ups PSP Theme ($1.99)
File size: 310 KB

Jungle Girl Hook-Ups PSP Theme ($1.99)
File size: 371 KB

Beez Pleeeeze PSP Theme 1 ($0.99)
File size: 438 KB

Beez Pleeeeze PSP Theme 2 ($0.99)
File size: 327 KB

The AK PSP Theme 1 ($1.49)
File size: 522 KB

The AK PSP Theme 2 ($1.49)
File size: 513 KB

40’s WWII Pinups PSP Theme 3 ($1.49)
File size: 583 KB

40’s WWII Pinups PSP Theme 4 ($1.49)
File size: 561 KB

Abstract PSP Theme 1 ($1.49)
File size: 541 KB

Abstract PSP Theme 2 ($1.49)
File size: 617 KB

PSP Wallpaper (also available from PS3 Storefront) (free)

Patchwork Heroes Warship Wallpaper
File size: 150 KB

Add Your Own

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fellowsed said:

April 2nd, 7:21 am

Yes I read the EU update yesterday and was really hoping that we would get the same psp games on sale here, but I got my hopes up. Really hope SCEA takes note of there update this week.

urienji said:

April 2nd, 7:45 am

Is the Echochrome discount only for PS3 users?

That doesn’t make much sense to me.


April 2nd, 9:08 am

@151. Brother I share your pain. I want a response thats why im going to keep reposting this message till our voices are heard.



Hey guys I have a quick question. My friend told me the European Store has 50% off all popular psp games such as LBP, Tekken 6, Need for Speed etc etc…. How come we cant get that here. Also I tried to switch my address to a European address and I could not do so. Why?

I really want to spend about 100 bucks on psn getting those psp games for 50% off. Please assist me. I dont want to create a sepearate account. I am no pirate, and I just want to buy some games at great discounts like that. What can I do and if I cant do anything will you please give us the same deal next week?


April 2nd, 9:13 am

I also would like to add to the psn team. I kept my word. I bought section 8 and the anarchy rush plus a few more games this week from the psn update. Please keep the updates as consistant as they are. However I kind of feel betrayed in a way cause europe is having huge psp sale. Please give us the same deal. Again I will spend another 100 bucks on psn or close to it. Thats my word.

I know I give you guys an extremely hard time. Its not for me just to be a [DELETED] or complain. Its simply becuase I know sony is the best company and platform. I know that you guys can do way better. So thats why I am always on your [DELETED] about the store updates.

Please Respond to those of us that want the psp sale here in the states. Even if its only for one week. Give it to us next week and I will buy. Make sure its the same games, I want LBP, TEkken 6, and Soul Calibur the most. Give those 50% off please.

I thankyou for your time and am looking forward to a response from the psn team.

NeoHumpty said:

April 2nd, 9:34 am

Yeah, I saw this earlier and was looking forward to grabbing some deals. Is it coming to the U.S.?


bakerarmy said:

April 2nd, 9:57 am

How about fixing the other os! I am leaving my linx partition on for now, Yes it was slow, but was a selling point. On another note, what about Crisis Core for my psp go? Also did the update fix the internal battery date error? I understand you dont control the publishers releasing content, but where is my Grand theft auto DLC?

SGTquig said:

April 2nd, 10:49 am

It’s not like I’m gonna get a response to this but:

How come the Dragon Age Origins DLC is free on the UK PSN and we have to pay for it? What’s this crap about?

SGTquig said:

April 2nd, 10:51 am

For everybody complaining about the UK marking certain games down by 50%: Aren’t these the games that were put on the PlayStation 3 Greatest Hits list? If so, then the prices should be changed or getting changed next week…

Blakkternalx520 said:

April 2nd, 3:02 pm

it seems like sony is working hard on hardware when they should be correcting software issues and making the playstation a better console. We need a new browser. We need crossgame chat. We need more exclusives. Are they even thinking about these things. cause all i hear about is store up date. who wants to buy for a system that pushes lacking software. come on playstation, ive been a fan since the beginning.


April 2nd, 3:07 pm

I think its time we start an online petition or protest to get equal opportunity in the gaming market.

So Once again I post….



Hey guys I have a quick question. My friend told me the European Store has 50% off all popular psp games such as LBP, Tekken 6, Need for Speed etc etc…. How come we cant get that here. Also I tried to switch my address to a European address and I could not do so. Why?

I really want to spend about 100 bucks on psn getting those psp games for 50% off. Please assist me. I dont want to create a sepearate account. I am no pirate, and I just want to buy some games at great discounts like that. What can I do and if I cant do anything will you please give us the same deal next week?


April 2nd, 3:09 pm

Also It would be nice to see an entire thread dedicated to letting us know if we will get the same discounts that the UK have. No I dont want to wait till next week to find out. We long term sony supporters that have been with you since Jan. 1995 when the ps1 first launched deserve better then this. Sure there are more important things to complain about. However saving 20 or 30 bucks off games is a big deal when you buy in lump sum like I do. This is America and we are supposed to lead by example. Come on now…..

Rene_Led said:

April 2nd, 3:22 pm

I want to see Crash Team Racing on the PStore.
I REALLY want to see Crash team racing!!I want to play that on my PSP!

bakerarmy said:

April 2nd, 4:07 pm

I just want what I paid for….my linx back.

Darkpen said:

April 2nd, 4:52 pm

When are the emails going out for for people who already bought all of the Uncharted motion comics?

firefly101 said:

April 2nd, 6:08 pm

where are the GTA 4 episodes? or they only in disc form at retailers

GordoJones88 said:

April 2nd, 7:37 pm

Hey thanks for another great update. I bought Everyday Shooter last week and Echochrome this week for a really good price. I can’t wait to see what you got for me next week. Keep up the good work.


April 2nd, 8:12 pm


They were pushed back from march 31st to around april 15th. Dont worry, they are coming both on psn and or on disc for 20 dollars a piece.


April 2nd, 8:12 pm

Please give us psp discounts the same as uk store.

EnigmaNemesis said:

April 3rd, 1:15 am

There is definitely a problem with the install of the latest Core episode.

I have tried DL-ing 5 different times, and it still wont install, stops at 14% and gives the famous error.

It is not the “XD-RAM” rumor, that is just a scam to get people to purchase repair guides, if there was a fault in the solder of the RAM and the contacts not working, games would not work, and the system would not function properly, it is still a computer.

And the Heavy Rain Taxidermist would not install, as well as other games and demos, they all install fine.

The April episode of CORE will not install for me. No matter how I do it, Background DL or not.

April Fools indeed. :-/

Chat0076 said:

April 3rd, 9:51 am

pretty good update here

Unfaded said:

April 3rd, 10:27 am

why is it that xbox has the modern warefare 2 stimulis already, and we loyal ps3 players are left out? are we at least gonna get something better than they have on the 360? i am fortunate to have both systems,so i have played the map pack…was’nt too impressed,..hoping ps3 has something better so my xbox buddies can see tat ps3 is where it’s at.

SGTquig said:

April 3rd, 4:03 pm

@171 Because the people who are doing the programming are used to the 360’s programs so they normally do those first. Kind of pays to be on the market longer in that respect. Most companies are still sluggish when it comes to programing PS3 games. Look at Fallout GotY edition, the PS3 one has tons of glitches in “The Pitt,” whereas the 360 one doesn’t-from what I’ve seen.

arbitrarydragon said:

April 3rd, 6:59 pm

Echochrome showing 9.99 on the psp store front? I was going to download it 4.99 on sale but I don’t see it can you help? is it the PS3 version only?

r2d297 said:

April 3rd, 7:16 pm

No new demos well i guess next week

thrillhouse024 said:

April 4th, 5:27 pm

I dont understand why you have to update your system all the time. I use OS and it says to go to Settings, then to System Settings, then to Format utility to back up everything to the hard drive. Then when you do all of that. It says on Format Utility that it will delete everything on the hard drive. What can I do so it doesnt and so I can update to use the PlayStation Store.


leslee64 said:

April 4th, 8:17 pm

hi Grace,

I got a PSP Go some mths back and I think PSN is doing a pretty poor job of supporting this device. There are so many AAA PSP games that isn’t available for download.

– FF Tactics
– FF7 Crisis Core
– Pro Evo 10
– Phantasy Star

When is the entire PSP catalog going to be available?

Nibeltos said:

April 5th, 6:00 pm

Dear PSN!

We want FF13’s demo and more Kevin Butler’s ads!! Plz!!!


villa2144 said:

April 5th, 6:18 pm

When is Castle Crashers coming out?

villa2144 said:

April 5th, 6:39 pm

Playstation is getting their asses kicked. They need to give the majority of people what they want, not the others. Who the heck likes baseball games anymore? They need to learn how to run a company. They need to dtep it up. Nintendo is catching up! Nintendo!

tynanmc5 said:

April 6th, 4:36 am

when is the mw2 map pack gana be out ? please msg and tell me

Larster11 said:

April 6th, 9:17 am

Re. Mikaa1701 & AlabamaRollTide8
The map pack for MW2 is comin out April 20th, 2010. That is leaked information dude.

NikkoG7410 said:

April 6th, 2:35 pm

if my ps3 was stolen, is there anyway i can track it down besides the pawnshops?

PopeAnonymous said:

April 7th, 12:25 am


I’ll take the whiners over a sycophant like you any day of the week.

gmkprettyflaco said:

April 7th, 6:49 pm

hi im a big ps fan n i was looking at ps1 classics n was thinkin that you should add digimon world 1,2,3 it would sell alot n its a child hood favorite

lastamerican said:

April 7th, 11:10 pm

cowards, are you afraid to answer a real question? or do I need to kiss your ass?

lastamerican said:

April 7th, 11:11 pm

what a joke of a company !!!

undercover_15 said:

April 11th, 10:45 am

they should put in a ps2 classics [burnout 3,nfs most wanted,atv offroad fury 3/4,ect]

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