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Dec 14

PlayStation Store Update

Grace Chen's Avatar Posted by Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

We’re aware of some PlayStation Plus users getting error 80023102 when downloading Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse (Episodes 1-5) and will provide a solution shortly.

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

PlayStation Store - Holiday Collection


Each year, we highlight the best of the best on PlayStation Store to make holiday game shopping easy. This year’s top-ranked downloads by the actual numbers for PS3, PSP, minis, themes and DLC are right here in the Best of 2010 Holiday Collection. Download the most popular titles on PlayStation Store and make it a holiday of great gaming.

PlayStation Plus

Full Game Trial

Prototype Full Game Trial (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)
Discover what lies beyond the edge of evolution. An all-new, 3rd person open-world/action game, PROTOTYPE puts gamers at the helm of Alex Mercer, a genetically mutated shape-shifter. With no memory and no mercy, hunt your way to the heart of the conspiracy which created you, making those responsible pay!
ESRB Rated M
File size: 6.49 GB

Featured Beta

DC Universe Online Beta (free)
Join the DC Universe Online beta and become part of the next legendary game world.
File size: 117 MB

Featured Games

Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse (Episodes 1-5) (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers, regular price $34.99)
Fieldrunners (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers, regular price $6.99)
Crash Team Racing (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers, regular price $5.99)

Discounted Games

Marvel Super Hero Squad PSP (PlayStation Plus price $15.00, regular price $29.99)
Flow PSP (PlayStation Plus price $5.99, regular price $7.99)
Tomb Raider III PS One (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)
Galaxy Fight – PS One Import (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)

Featured Home Item

Burn Zombie Burn Home Item – Zombie Heads (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)


Um Jammer Lammy – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $2.99, original price $5.99) **Part of the PlayStation 15th Anniversary Sale
Superstars V8 Racing – Sale (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)

Downloadable Games

PROTOTYPE ($29.99)
Discover what lies beyond the edge of evolution. An all-new, 3rd person open-world/action game, PROTOTYPE puts gamers at the helm of Alex Mercer, a genetically mutated shape-shifter. With no memory and no mercy, hunt your way to the heart of the conspiracy which created you, making those responsible pay!
ESRB Rated M
File size: 6.49 GB

LittleBigPlanet – Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves ($5.99)
Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves is a brand new spin-off PSN title that shows what can happen when Sackboy gets his hands on the PlayStation Move! Play a brand new theme with 10 exciting levels to explore with your friends. All you need is a PlayStation Move motion controller, a PlayStation Eye, a DUALSHOCK3 controller and some friends to play with!
(PlayStation Move and PlayStation Eye Required. Multiplayer-only co-op experience.)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 1.12 GB

X-Men ($9.99)
Experience the classic 1992 X-Men arcade game right in the comfort of your own home! Choose from some of your favorite classic X-Men characters including: Cyclops, Colossus, Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, or Dazzler. Fight your way through hundreds of Sentinels and battle classic super villains such as Pyro, The Blob, Wendigo, Nimrod, The White Queen, Juggernaut, Mystique and the Master of Magnetism himself, Magneto!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 48 MB

Prince Of Persia: Warrior Within HD ($14.99)
In Prince of Persia Warrior Within HD, fight against an entire island of most brutal, unrelenting monsters who exist only to torment mankind, for the first time in HD and 3D.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 3.83 GB

Marvel Pinball ($9.99)
MARVEL Pinball combines the greatest Super Heroes of all time with the definitive videogame pinball experience of all time. Use your pinball wizardry to save the universe from notorious Super Villains! Featuring stunning visuals, immersive gameplay and social connectivity, and cutting-edge ball physics, MARVEL Pinball offers the ultimate pinball experience!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 272 MB

PSone Classic Imports

Galaxy Fight – PSone Import ($5.99)
Legend has it that once every 1000 years, a being of divine power takes physical shape somewhere in the galaxy. This time, he has taken form on the planet Danius. This being, who calls himself “Felden Crayce”, is being sought out by fighters across the galaxy to challenge until death.
Please Note: this game is a direct import from Japan. Although text is limited, the game is in the Japanese language. Help can be found at www.monkeypawgames.com
File size: 271 MB

Add-on Game Content

EyePet Clown Pack ($2.99)
Express your inner goofball with this pack of wacky, yet adorable, clown outfits for your EyePet. Download the new Pack today!
File size: 100 KB

ModNation Racers – Babu Mod ($0.99)
Beware! Babu is on the stampede! This elephant rampages through the competition with ivory tusks in the air. Use 7 different Mod parts to create your very own custom Mod! Download this add-on today!
File size: 100 KB

DJ Hero 2 Old Skool Hip Hop Mix Pack ($7.99)
Downloadable Mix Pack featuring ‘Human Beat Box’ by Fat Boys VS ‘King Of The Beats’ by Mantronix, ‘Whoomp! (There It Is)’ by Tag Team VS ‘The 900 Number’ by The 45 King, and ‘Triple Trouble’ by Beastie Boys VS ‘Funky Cold Medina’ by Tone-Loc. For all song credits, please visit www.djhero.com.
File size: 52 MB

Assassin’s Creed Broterhood: Animus Project 1.0 (free)
Animus Project Update 1.0 is the first (and free!) DLC for Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. Check out the trailer to see the new map Mont Saint-Michel set in France the new multiplayer mode – Advanced Alliance – in action.
File size: 186 MB

nail’d – Detonator Mode and Track Pack ($6.99)
nail’d is getting even more extreme! Check out the all-new Detonator Mode, four fresh tracks and new customizing options!
File size: 531 MB

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II – Costume Pack 1 ($0.99)
Download additional content for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II in this new character costume pack that will allow you to play as your favorite Star Wars characters, including Luke Skywalker in Dagobah Training Gear, Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Wars Battle Armor, Darth Malak, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, Admiral Ackbar as well as new costumes for Starkiller.
File size: 217 MB

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II – Endor Bonus Mission ($0.99)
Continue your adventure as the Dark Apprentice, where you can forever change the history of the Star Wars Universe by executing Darth Vader’s orders to crush the Rebels as they mount their assault on Endor.
File size: 691 MB

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – Raziel & Kain Character Pack ($3.49)
Grab a friend or go at it alone as Kain and Raziel from the Legacy of Kain games. The two iconic characters must work together to defeat a new threat in an unfamiliar world.
File size: 214 MB

Fist of the North – DLC Pack 4 ($6.99)
A huge (literally!) new playable character, Heart, will allow you to plow a giant path through the battlefield! Use Heart or other playable characters in 2 new missions where you must defeat 5 bosses on your own, or team up to battle 3 bosses and take ownership of a new food supply.
File size: 13 MB

Fist of the North – DLC Pack 5 ($6.99)
You’ve fought against them, now fight as one of them with this Outlaw playable character! Play as the Outlaw or other playable characters in a new mission to protect the innocent from King’s attacking army.
File size: 13 MB

Magic: The Gathering Duels of the Planewalkers DLC (x17) ($0.99)
File size: 100 KB

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

  • “Big Shot″ – Billy Joel ($1.99)
  • “Captain Jack″ – Billy Joel ($1.99)
  • “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me″ – Billy Joel ($1.99)
  • “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)″ – Billy Joel ($1.99)
  • “Only the Good Die Young″ – Billy Joel ($1.99)
  • “Piano Man″ – Billy Joel ($1.99)
  • “Pressure″ – Billy Joel ($1.99)
  • “Say Goodbye to Hollywood″ – Billy Joel ($1.99)
  • “The Entertainer″ – Billy Joel ($1.99)
  • “The Stranger″ – Billy Joel ($1.99)
  • “We Didn’t Start the Fire″ – Billy Joel ($1.99)
  • “You May Be Right″ – Billy Joel ($1.99)
  • Bill Joel The Hits: Rock Band Edition ($19.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: Billy Joel The Hits: Rock Band Edition. This pack includes “Big Shot”, “Captain Jack”, “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me”, ” Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)”, “Only the Good Die Young”, “Piano Man”, “Pressure”, “Say Goodbye to Hollywood”, “The Entertainer”, “The Stranger”, “We Didn’t Start the Fire”, and “You May Be Right” by Billy Joel.

Rock Band Network

  • “Best I Never Had” – The Downtown Fiction ($1.99)
  • “Broke Down On The Brazos” – Gov’t Mule ($0.99)
  • “Children Of December” – The Slip ($1.99)
  • “I Just Wanna Run” – The Downtown Fiction ($1.99)
  • “Oceans Between Us” – The Downtown Fiction ($1.99)

File size: 21 – 52 MB (singles), 397 MB (track pack)


Tron: Evolution – Multiplayer Content Pack ($3.99)
Race onto the digital grid with the Multiplayer Content Pack for TRON: Evolution! Includes the exclusive Codestream Nexus and User’s Plaza Multiplayer maps and the multiplayer skin for Sam Flynn, the only son of computer genius Kevin Flynn
File size: 105 MB

Comet Crash: Bionic Bundle ($11.99)
Download this bundle of Comet Crash and Comet Crash: Bionic Swarm for a strategic adventure through 48 campaign levels and 30 battle maps and win up to 23 trophies.
File size: 225 MB


Mega Man Legends 2 – Data (Running) Avatar ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Pocket Fighter Avatars (x5) ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Game Videos (free)

The Tester Season 2 – Episode 7
File size: 782 MB (SD), 1.15 GB (HD)

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – Vietnam Hill 137 Trailer
File size: 51 MB (HD)

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars – Web Doc #1 Trailer
File size: 286 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes

Santa’s Sexy Helpers Theme ($1.99)
File size: 3.86 MB

Femaliens Premium Theme ($1.49)
File size: 4.5 MB

Atlas Premium Theme ($1.49)
File size: 4.42 MB

PlayStation Store for PSP

PSP Minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

I Must Run! – Minis ($3.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 8.88 MB

Game Videos (free)

The Tester Season 2 – Episode 7
File size: 192 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Santa’s Sexy Helpers PSP Theme ($1.99)
File size: 331 KB

Femaliens PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 573 KB

Atlas PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 602 KB

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AZ929 said:

December 14th, 4:14 pm

While there’s not here for me, I’m really happy these are coming out earlier and earlier.

meateetj said:

December 14th, 4:16 pm

Count me in for getting the Sam & Max error too.

jimfear said:

December 14th, 4:18 pm

if i quit the in game dl of dc universe will it fall back to 0% or it will resume when i will try to dl it again

UltraRazpacho said:

December 14th, 4:19 pm

Good update, been waiting for Sam and Max since Europe got it. Although I am getting a error when I try to download it. Maybe the DC beta will be done updating and it’ll be fixed. :) A few nice avatars this week too! :D I don’t know why people are calling this a weak update. :\ Prototype is way over priced though. Should be 15$..

KwietStorm said:

December 14th, 4:20 pm

So are we not getting a response on the Sam & Max error?

cortiz2092000 said:

December 14th, 4:22 pm

so thats why some people will get to play kh on pspgo cause of tn?

Kirkpad said:

December 14th, 4:24 pm

Haha, Playstation you’re funny. Giving us Fieldrunners again.

cortiz2092000 said:

December 14th, 4:24 pm

but oh wells ima always buy my games off of the psn but only if theyre good hope to see crisis core

b00kthree said:

December 14th, 4:25 pm

Wow. For me, this update makes up for a lot of lackluster ones we’ve had recently for PS+. A game (Sam & Max, no less), a mini, a beta, and even a PSone all the same week. Thank you.

I am a bit dismayed at Fieldrunners popping up again so soon. If titles start repeating after only 5-6 months, it really lowers the value of the service.

Add this to the already reduced expectations (they were stated at the start of ps+, and then slightly decreased a few months later here on the blog — yes, we noticed), and the value dwindles.

Strictly speaking, as long as I get $3-4 worth of titles each month, it’s paying for itself. But considering I had to pay up front, and have no choice over titles offered, it takes a lot more than $3-4 worth of offerings for me to get $3-4 of entertainment out of it (else I’d best just save my money and buy my choice, right?). I will say that I do get that most months (and this month makes up for the ones I didn’t). But I don’t like this “repeat” trend. If it’s a trend. There are a LOT of minis to offer. Why repeat after 6-7?

The3D-Artist said:

December 14th, 4:25 pm

Any word on Under Siege? I was looking forward to getting it today but I don’t see it in the store or in the list of updates.

spideyal said:

December 14th, 4:28 pm

Btw, the theme in the PSStore is awesome!
I love the Christmas look. :)

Dosx001 said:

December 14th, 4:30 pm

no problem here well i haven’t finish downloading everything but no problem yet

Dosx001 said:

December 14th, 4:32 pm

o ya n when r we getting new free avatars on PlayStation plus

Rios said:

December 14th, 4:34 pm

Demos, what happened to Demos, I think this is two updates in a row with no Demos, we not doing Demos any more? I just said Demos a whole bunch of times………Demos.

morph147 said:

December 14th, 4:34 pm


crazyone22 said:

December 14th, 4:34 pm

Sam & Max Error code here too

xXiRoNcHaOzXx said:

December 14th, 4:35 pm

need 2 get ps plus


December 14th, 4:36 pm

SAM and MAX (hear me out before you think this is a error code thing, i am offering a possible solution)

When i was looking through the store every Episode except 1 have dissapeared. Did a quick “Search” For “Sam”.

Episode 5 “{Item not found”
Episode 4 “Item Not Found”
Episode 3 “Item not Found”
Episode 2 “Item Not found”
Episode 1 “Buy”—–> “$8.99”

So that might be the issue for the error code, the content are not there anymore

cortiz2092000 said:

December 14th, 4:37 pm

im also getting the sam and max error so i hope sony fixes it soon and relizes they needs to release crisi core for my psp

NotoriousGamer said:

December 14th, 4:37 pm

where r the free plus avatars???

Francision69 said:

December 14th, 4:41 pm

Woot! DCUO!!! XD

b00kthree said:

December 14th, 4:42 pm

I love the PS+ offering this week (Sam & Max, a mini, AND a psone. Plus a nice-looking beta!). Makes up for a few lackluster weeks we’ve had.

I don’t like that FieldRunners showed up again already, though, even though I didn’t have it. If offerings start repeating after only six months, a year subscription is worth half what I thought. Please don’t make this a trend. There’s a huge catalog of minis by now. Why repeat already?

mixedkidbx said:

December 14th, 4:44 pm


yes it will pick off where it had stopped DL at

fijski8 said:

December 14th, 4:44 pm

great! thanks for responding to the post about
Sam and MAx!

@167 maybe thats the issue, hopefully sony will read.

mixedkidbx said:

December 14th, 4:45 pm


see comment 172

nikrel said:

December 14th, 4:48 pm

DCUO!!!!! downloading now, it’s a massive download…..

Destiny89 said:

December 14th, 4:50 pm

Grteat update and hopefully the sam and max error gets fixed soon

Mario_16 said:

December 14th, 4:57 pm

hey whats the code for the dc universe beta ?

MrBeatdown said:

December 14th, 5:02 pm

@163 (Rios)

There are no demos because there are no games coming out in December. Next week we get three demos from games that come out in January.

DJack2673 said:

December 14th, 5:02 pm

what is the full size of the DCUO ??

Mario_16 said:

December 14th, 5:04 pm

11 gb ? or 15 gb ?? for dc universe.. omg, all night downloading the beta

DJack2673 said:

December 14th, 5:09 pm

@179 Yikes! I guess I’ll check it out tomorrow. :(


December 14th, 5:10 pm

I tried to download Sam & Max and I got an error code, 80023102…

squidracerX said:

December 14th, 5:15 pm

@AddisonW – megamixer has every right to complain here, PSN does not exist in a void, the two main counterparts to PSN would be Steam and Xbox Live in my eyes, and BOTH of them have better sales year round than PSN. PSN has the worst sales ever, box retail games go on sale all the time, why not good PSN games? Steam should be the sale model they follow, have a weekly deal, big sales at holidays. Heck Steam has mid-week madness as well. if you see the amount of sales Steam has every time they do these holiday sales it blows PSN out of the water. Economically i guarantee it would be good for PSN and “going digital” in the long run. i have bought like 30 titles so far on PSN, but now at this point I want some sales. And unless you do PS+ you seem to be out of luck.

And Xbox Live has demos for everything from what Ive seen, some PSN games don’t even have a video preview, that is insane. Every game should have a preview video, and try harder for a demo. And its a fact we are way behind in PSOne games, why wouldn’t you complain?


December 14th, 5:16 pm

Sam and Max!!! Nice stuff. And fairly new stuff at that. That’s what I’ve been waiting for with PS+. I hope this trend continues.

dojikyo said:

December 14th, 5:19 pm

Galaxy Fight? Awesome. Seriously, tipped me over to getting a 3 month for the obscure japanese games, that otherwise could only be found in the Mechanical Musee and hole in the wall arcades in San Francisco or Los Angeles. Requesting Fighter’s History Dynamite for next obscure fighting game when the Neo Geo games start coming in.

Senjutsu_Dav said:

December 14th, 5:20 pm

Sam and Max is working perfectly fine for me! =D. By the way: WOW, this is by far the best update ever for PS+. My god, pretty impressive. I’ll try the DC Universe Beta when it’s finished downloading! The only thing I already had is CTR, but at least now I won’t have to put the disc in the ps3, haha.

Thanks anyway, the only thing lacking is a christmas dynamic theme for free (PS+) =D

MaxPayneV3 said:

December 14th, 5:21 pm


Haskell420 said:

December 14th, 5:25 pm

Hello & Happy Holidays to you,

Question & problem
1. How long will Sam and Max be FREE for us PLUS subscribers?

1A. Is there a time limit on how long that deal will be free?
2. How long we will have access to the DC Universe ONline Beta?

I ask these 2 important questions because while I’m a PS+ Subscriber & a PS Rewards Beta member invitee, the “problem” is, I just had to RETURN the “brand new refurbished PS3, that Sony sent me because THAT DIED AS WELL!!
My original 60gb PS3, died via YLOD on NOV. 24th, had to send it in to be “serviced”.

I got a PS3 back on December 2nd & 2 days later that dies a YLOD as well. It’s not even like it was over heating-heck it wasn’t even warm.

I call Sony Support & was told they NEVER heard of someone getting back a PS3 from service & then hearing that one died as well.

Be that true or not, that fact remains that now with this 2nd PS3 dying, I’m 4-6 weeks behind in downloading all game updates, DLC-Patches-New Releases-Demos, the PS PLUS Demo’s & all that good stuff! As well as 4-6 weeks behind in earning PS Rewards. & HOME updates!

Hook me up BIGTIME!
Thank You,

Stoffinator said:

December 14th, 5:26 pm

Can we also get that Christmas theme for a XMB theme too please?

Arcadian_Rebel said:

December 14th, 5:36 pm

Nothing good this week, again. Looking forward to February of next year!

kraill said:

December 14th, 5:37 pm

I know you are already aware of the error but my Sam and Max icon disappeared after the error message. So how do I download this?

Elex163 said:

December 14th, 5:40 pm

I get the error for Sam & max too, but I also get it when I try to go into account management.

kraill said:

December 14th, 5:40 pm


kraill said:

December 14th, 5:41 pm

You guys need an edit function.

Elex163 said:

December 14th, 5:42 pm

@190 I’m thinking it might have to do with the uncharted 3 free avatar maybe.

Gooddaysfall said:

December 14th, 5:42 pm

I’m having the same error code 80023102 when I try downloading the DC Universe Online Beta….Can this be fixed Plz!

megamixer said:

December 14th, 5:45 pm

Next week it will have been 2 years since Suikoden released on PSN as a PSOne Classic.

…just sayin’.

Mario_16 said:

December 14th, 5:52 pm

@gooddaysfall no error here for dc universe online

Gooddaysfall said:

December 14th, 5:53 pm

I guess only me…Its really isnt workin for me.

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