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Holiday Essentials Sale – Week 2

PSN began it’s Holiday sale last week with titles like Catherine finally reaching the $20 price point digitally, Retro/Grade in it’s first sale dropping to $4.90, I Am Alive hitting $7.35 and may more discounts. Even for non-PSN Plus Members. The Essentials Sales continues for a second week with the following sales:

Update: Showing that Sony is capable of adapting the Playstation Blog lets us know that the store has been updated with a few features

It’s also worth noting that a couple things have been updated in the PS Store navigation. We’ve incorporated some of your feedback and you can now filter Add-ons by game title and the Weekly Deals section has been placed more prominently. We hope these changes will help you find what you’re looking for.

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  • Duke Nukem Forever (Sale: $13.99, PS Plus: $9.80, Regular: $19.99)
  • Galaga Legions DX (Sale: $6.99, PS Plus: $4.90, Regular: $9.99)
  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational Vita (Sale: $12.49, PS Plus: $8.74, Regular: $17.99)
  • Journey (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • Killzone 3 Multiplayer (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • Mafia II (Sale: $13.99, PS Plus: $9.80, Regular: $19.99)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – HD Edition PS3 (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection PS Vita (Sale: $24.49, PS Plus: $17.14, Regular: $34.99)
  • Mortal Kombat (Sale: $20.99, PS Plus: $14.70, Regular: $29.99)
  • Papo & Yo (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • Retro City Rampage (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: Free, Regular: $14.99)
  • Retro City Rampage PS Vita (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: Free, Regular: $14.99)
  • Simpsons The Arcade Game (Sale: $6.99, PS Plus: $4.90, Regular: $9.99)
  • Starhawk (Sale: $27.99, PS Plus: $19.60, Regular: $39.99)
  • Unit 13 (Sale: $18.49, PS Plus: $12.94, Regular: $26.99)

Some decent titles. Long time members of PSN Plus will already have Simpsons The Arcade Game, showing what is in my opinion one of the more minor annoyances with the membership. We’ll lose the game after our subscription expires and there’s no way to participate in this sale if we’re really big fans of the arcade port (which is actually quite excellent if you haven’t tried it).

Journey is an interesting choice though I still recommend you save your money and buy the triple game collector’s edition that includes Fl0w and Flower. Pacman DX was a fantastic title that holds up even now. I haven’t heard similar praise for it’s brother in DX arms Galaga Legions. Still the demo was fun and it’s likely the only game I’ll be picking up this week. As I already own Duke Nukem ($2.50 in stores) and Metal Gear Solid Trilogy HD ($1.00 Door Buster). Quest for Booty is a great game and if I didn’t already have it on my UK account from the PSN Blackout I’d happily pick it up for $8. It’s short, it’s a touch linear, but it looks fantastic, controls great, and wasn’t over priced.

Are there any titles you plan to pick up or would like to suggest? How was Papa & Yo. The demo was interesting but not quite compelling enough to make me bite at $8 with my backlog. Care to try to convince me otherwise?

Source: Playstation Blog

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Mafia II Review from Kombo

If you still need another opinion about the game, Mafia II has been reviewed over at Kombo. At this point, your best option would be to download the demo and then make up your mind about the game for yourself. I still don’t know if I’ll buy it but the collector’s edition does seem like something I’d want to take home.

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Mafia II: The Betrayal of Jimmy DLC Impressions

Mafia II was released August 24th on all platforms (except Wii) and owners of the PS3 version received an exclusive DLC pack titled, The Betrayal of Jimmy.

This time around you’re an older bald man named Jimmy (pictured below). Jimmy is a hardened veteran on the mob scene and the pacing matches his status. While the main game introduces the player to the city slowly, The Betrayal of Jimmy throws you right into the action and is surprisingly challenging right from the beginning.

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Mafia II PS3 Review

I’ve been anticipating this game since I stumbled upon the website from 2K’s main page while looking for information on BioShock Infinite. I was surprised I hadn’t heard about it before, but I guess my agonizing waiting of L.A. Noire, and Rockstar’s little to no information about it made me pursue other games. It seems to be GTA 1950 with similar missions, cars and weapons in a huge open world, which looks pretty much exactly like Liberty City, except it’s not.

The city is Empire Bay, not related to the Empire City which had the crap kicked out of by a terrorist bomb and a dude who shoots lightning out of his hands in InFamous, and it looks exactly like New York City, even though the Czech dudes who produced the game said that Empire Bay was based off multiple cities in the United States, but mostly New York. Just in the trailer, you can see the Chrysler Building, Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge. All that was missing was the Statue of Liberty in the Empire Bay harbor.

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