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PlayStation Store US/EU Update for January 18/19

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It’s been a heck of a while since we last did one of these properly. With that said, I have decided to drop the HK and JP stores and focus mainly on the US and EU updates. I’ve also overhauled the appearance of the posts, including small banners similar to the Weekly Recap.

This is no longer a cut and paste job like we used to do in the past. After all, the source we used to use changed their layout on both regions, with completely different looks and I wanted something more organized.

Anyway, what are the highlights this week? Well, in the US, Mass Effect 2 is available for download. If you’ve never played the first one, if ME2 is anything like it, you’re in for a treat. I just wish I had a working PS3 at the moment :P. Modern Combat: Domination and Spare parts is available for download as well.

If you like sales, the EU store has a bunch of them. The US has a couple as well, but not on the sale of the other one. If you’re into DLC, Mass Effect has a collection of that, which consists of the DLC not included in the game. Other than that, it’s just your standard fare of content, but I will say the EU’s Leviathan dynamic themes sound pretty neat…

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Full Game Trial
Mass Effect 2 – 12GB

Free Games
Hero of Sparta

Discounts
Scott Pilgrim vs the World – $5.00
Modern Combat – $5.99
Juiced 2 (PSP) – $10.00
R.U.S.E. – The Chimera Pack – $7.49

Other Exclusives
Mega Man 10 Avatar Bundle – $1.99
Argyle Girls Theme – Free
Hockey Theme – Free
Sonic 4 Dynamic Theme – Free


Permanent Price Drop
Record of Agarest War – $29.99
Battlefield 1943 – $9.99

Sale
TV Show King – $0.99
Metal Gear Solid PSP: Bundle – $24.99
Resident Evil: Director’s Cut – $4.99

Full Games
Mass Effect 2 – $59.99 – 12GB
Spare Parts – $9.99 – 884MB
Modern Combat: Domination – $7.99 – 697MB

Demos
Spare Parts – 884MB
Modern Combat: Domination – 697MB

PSOne Classics
Metal Slug X – $5.99 – 71MB
Mega Man – $5.99 – 156MB

LittleBigPlanet 2
Rare LBP2 T-Shirt – $4.99

ModNation Racers
Unlock All Key – $2.99
Super Fan Mod – $0.99
“Are We There Yet?” Kart – $0.99
Super Fan Mod AND Kart – $1.75

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Animus Project Update 2.0 – Free

Ruse
The Chimera Pack – $9.99

DJ Hero 2
Trance Anthems Mix Pack – $7.99

Tron: Evolution
Multiplayer Map Pack – $4.99

EA Sports Active 2
Nike Low Impact Starter Pack – $4.99

Mass Effect 2
Cerberus Pack – $14.99
N7 Complete Arsenal Bundle – $7.99
Aegis Pack – $1.99
Equalizer Pack – $1.99
Appearance Pack – $1.99
Firepower Pack – $1.99
Recon Operations Pack – $1.99
Terminus Pack – Free

DanceDanceRevolution
Greatest Hits – $4.49
Premium Pack – Free
SuperNOVA Greatest Hits 1 – $4.49
SuperNOVA Greatest Hits 2 – $4.49
SuperNOVA2 Greatest Hits – $4.49
DDRMAX2 Greatest Hits – $4.49
KONAMIX Greatest Hits – $4.49

Def Jam Rapstar ($1.99 Each)
“Luv U Better” - LL Cool J
“Beamer, Benz, or Bentley” - Lloyd Banks
“Papa Can You Hear Me” - N-Dubz
“Plies” - Shawty
“Robbin Cru” - Nitti Beatz

Rock Band 3
Stone Sour Pack 01 – $5.49 (or $1.99 per song)
“Made of Scars”
“Say You’ll Haunt Me”
“Through Glass”

Rock Band Network – $1.99 Each
“Arcaedion” – Children of Nova
“Flightless Bird, American Mouth” – Iron & Wine
“Nosophoros” – Evile
“Song About An Angel” – Sunny Day Real Estate
“Thank You, Pain” – The Agonist

Medal of Honor – Multiplayer Strategies and Videos
$6.99

Video
Nail’d
Music Trailer

Back to the Future: The Game
Behind the Scenes Part 1
Network Trailer

Richochet
HD Trailer

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Animus Project Update 2.0 Trailer

Auditorium HD
Network Trailer

LittleBigPlanet 2
Genre Vids – Adventure”
Storyline Featurette”
Music Sequencer Featurette”
Genre Vids – Sports”
“Endless Fun” Trailwr”

Dead Nation
Housemarque Launch Trailer

ModNation Racers
DLC Preview Trailer

Music
Super Stardust HD – Soundtrack

Avatars
Rival Schools Avatars (x4) – $0.49

Themes
Sonic 4 Episode 1 (Dynamic) – $2.99
Dynamic Gun – $2.99
Vampire (Dynamic) – $2.99
Grand Canyon – $1.49
Hockey – $1.49
Tokyo Shrine – $1.49
Scenic Seagulls – $1.49
DP Celebration of Fire – $2.99

Wallpapers
Beat Sketcher
Wallpaper 1
Wallpaper 2
Wallpaper 3
Wallpaper 4

Explodemon!
Wallpaper 1
Wallpaper 2
Wallpaper 3

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January Sales
Warhawk Complete Bundle – £15.99/€19.99
Crash Commando – £3.19/€3.99
TV Show King – £0.79/€0.99
Split/Second – High Octane Supercar Pack – £0.79/€0.99
Topatoi Episode 2: Pillar of the Skies – £2.39/€2.99
Assassin’s Creed – £15.99/€19.99
Hannah Montana: Rock out the Show – £15.99/€19.99
Hannah Montana – Fashions Add-On – £0.59/€0.75
Hannah Montana – Moment Maker Add-On – £0.40/€0.49
Half Minute Hero – £7.99/€9.99
Harvest Moon: Innocent Life – £6.29/€7.99
Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley – £10.99/€13.99
Valhalla Knights – £6.29/€7.99
Valhalla Knights 2 – £7.99/€9.99
Valhalla Knights 2: Battle Stance – £11.99/€14.99
Peter Pan: Adventures in Neverland – £1.59/€1.99
A Bug’s Life – £1.59/€1.99

2K Games
Mafia II Complete DLC Bundle – £19.99/€24.99 (available Friday)
BioShock 2 Complete DLC Bundle – £11.99/€14.99

Capcom
Bionic Commando: Rearmed – £6.29/€7.99
Final Fight: Double Impact – £3.99/€4.99
Mega Man 9 Complete Bundle – £7.99/€9.99
Mega Man 10 Complete Bundle – £7.99/€9.99
Dead Rising 2 Skills Pack Bundle – £3.19/€3.99

Konami
GTI Club+ – £3.99/€4.99
Rocket Knights – £5.10/€6.49
Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgement – £5.10/€6.49
Zombie Apocalypse – £3.99/€4.99

Rockstar Games
GTAIV: TLOD and BOGT Bundle – £15.99/€19.99 (Available Friday)

THQ
Red Faction: Guerilla – £11.99/€14.99
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011: Fan Axxess Pack – £4.79/€5.99

Full Games
Spare Parts – £7.99/€9.99
Modern Combat: Domination – £6.29/€7.99
Costume Quest on Ice – £9.99/€12.99 – N/A in Russia

Demos
Spare Parts
Modern Combat: Domination – N/A in Germany

minis
Shift: Extended – £3.49/€3.99
Basha Card Game Collection* – £5.10/€6.49
Basha Tarneeb* – £3.49/€3.99
Basha Trix* – £3.49/€3.99
Soccer Bashi – £3.49/€3.99
Metara* – £3.49/€3.99
Pipe Madness – £3.49/€3.99

* Availability: Only available in Australia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Saudia Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom

Mass Effect II (Available Friday)
N7 Complete Arsenal Bundle – £6.29/€7.99
Aegis Pack – £1.59/€1.99
Appearance Pack – £1.59/€1.99
Equalizer Pack – £1.59/€1.99
Firepower Pack – £1.59/€1.99
Recon Operations Pack – £1.59/€1.99
Terminus Pack – £1.59/€1.99
Cerberus Pack – £11.99/€14.99

Trinity Universe
High Level Armour Pack – £2.39/€2.99
Synthesis Encyclopaedia Complete Edition – Free
Availability: Not available in Australia, Croatia, India, New Zealand and Turkey

Tron: Evolution
Multiplayer Map Pack – £3.19/€3.99
Availability: Not available in New Zealand

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Animus Project Update 2.0 – Free

R.U.S.E.
Chimera Operations Pack – £5.49/€6.99

DJ Hero 2
Trans Anthems Mix Pack – £6.29/€7.99
Availability: Not available in Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates

EA Sports Active 2
Nike Low Impact Starter Pack – £3.99/€4.99

EyePet Move
Name of Item – £2.39/€2.99

LittleBigPlanet 1/2
Emergency Styling Pack – Free

ModNation Racers
Time Savers Pack – £2.39/€2.99

Rock Band 3
Availability: Not available in Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and UAE
Stone Sour Pack 01 – £3.49/€5.29 (or £0.99/€1.49 per song)
“Made of Scars”
“Say You’ll Haunt Me”
“Through Glass”

Rock Band Network – £0.99/€1.49 Each
Availability: Not available in Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and UAE
“Arcaedion” – Children of Nova
“Flightless Bird, American Mouth” – Iron & Wine
“Nosophoros” – Evile
“Song About An Angel” – Sunny Day Real Estate
“Thank You, Pain” – The Agonist

FirstPlay – Episode 41
£0.99/€1.20 (Ireland and UK Only)

Video
MicroBot – Heartbeat Trailer
Spare Parts – Launch Trailer
Crysis 2 – Be the Weapon Trailer
Dead Space 2 – Excavations Trailer
Singstar – The Wiggles TVC

Themes
Leviathan Themes (Dynamic) – £1.59/€1.99 (unless otherwise noted)
A Tranquil Stream
Billowing Clouds
Cityscape Fireworks
Crackling Fireplace
Code Entropy Dynamic Theme Pack – £3.19/€3.99

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PlayStation Store Global Update (09/05-09/11)

PlayStation Store Global Update 09/05/10

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Alright, another late one! Last time I did this was back in June. Sorry again folks. As far as this week’s highlights go, if you’re a PS+ member, I definitely recommend the Blast-Off mini. There are actually quite a few minis that are really good, but looking at the poll numbers thus far, people seem to be overwhelmingly ignoring them. Qore was also released, but I’ve yet to check that out (I do have it downloaded, though).

TerRover was released, but has been met with some mediocre reviews due to it’s unforgiving nature (a lot of frustration). There is a demo for that if you want to try it out (as well as 3 other titles). Jimmy’s Vendetta is available for Mafia II, Snoop Dogg has some tracks on Rock Band (wtf?), Witch Hunt DLC for Drag Age: Origins can be purchased, and there’s a decent sized collection of themes and wallpapers available as well. War for Cybertron also has a new character and map pack. There really wasn’t that much this week.

Update Status

  • US Update: Updated
  • EU Update: Updated
  • JP Update: Updated

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United States

USA

PlayStation Plus

Qore
o Qore Episode 28: September 2010

► Demos
o God of War: Ghost of Sparta

► Game Trials
o Warhawk

► Free Games
o Blast Off [minis]

► Free Add-ons
o Warhawk: Booster Combo
o UFC Undisputed 2010 – TUF Fighter DLC Pack

► Themes
o Mystical Fractals Theme (Free)
o Ratchet & Clank Dynamic Theme ($1.50)
o Warhawk Dynamic Theme (Free)

Sales

► PS3
o Cuboid ($5.99)
o Digger HD ($5.99)
o Hamsterball ($5.99)
o Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos ($5.99)
o Magic Orbz ($5.99)
o Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom ($5.99)
o Mushroom Wars ($5.99)
o Smash Cars ($8.99)
o Wakeboarding HD ($8.99)
o Wolf Of The Battlefield: Commando 3 ($4.99)

► Minis
o Hero Of Sparta ($0.99)

► Add-ons
o Resident Evil 5: Untold Stories Bundle ($5.99)

Price Drops

► PS3
o Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11: Emerald Dragon ($6.99)
o Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11: River Course At Blackwolf Run ($6.99)
o Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11: The Highlands ( $6.99)
o Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11: Waialae CC ($6.99)

Qore

► Episode 28: September 2010
o Qore Episode 28: September 2010 ($2.99)
o Qore Annual Subscription: September 2010 ($24.99)

Demos

► PS3
o Legend of Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (567 MB)
o Quantum Theory (758 MB)
o Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes (820 MB)
o TerRover (125 MB)

Games

► PS3
o TerRover ($14.99)
o Pixel Junk 3 in 1 Bundle ($19.99)

► PSP
o Ace Combat: Joint Assault ($39.99)
o Hannspree Ten Kate Honda SBK Superbike World Championship ($9.99)

► Minis
o Ace Armstrong vs. The Alien Scumbags! ($6.99)

Add-ons

► Buzz!
o Puzzle Quiz ($5.99)

► Clash Of The Titans
o Hade’s Challenge Quest Pack ($1.99)

► Dragon Age: Origins
o Witch Hunt ($6.99)

► Guitar Hero
o Rock 1 Track Pack ($10.99 or $1.99 each)
♪ Blue Monday – Orgy
♪ Epic – Faith No More
♪ I Stand Alone – Godsmack
♪ Last Resort – Papa Roach
♪ Nookie – Limp Bizkit
♪ The Dope Show – Marilyn Manson

► Mafia II
o Jimmy’s Vendetta ($9.99)

► Rock Band
o Snoop Dogg Pack ($13.49 or $1.99 each)
♪ “Beautiful”
♪ “Drop It Like It’s Hot”
♪ “Ridin’ In My Chevy”
♪ “Sensual Seduction”
♪ “Snoop’s Upside Ya Head”
♪ “Tha Shiznit”
♪ “That’s Tha Homie”
♪ “Who Am I (What’s My Name)?”
o Rock Band Network ($1.99 or $0.99 each)
♪ “Bleed” – Meshuggah
♪ “Dr. Doom” – The Acacia Strain
♪ “Valkyries” – Amberian Dawn
♪ “Wake Up” – Me Talk Pretty
♪ “We Are the One” – Anti-Flag

► Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
o Fantasy Pack ($9.99)
o Favorites Courses Pack ($19.99)
o New Courses Pack ($9.99)

► Transformers: War For Cybertron
o Map and Character Pack #2 ($9.99)

► UFC Undisputed 2010
o TUF Pack ($1.99)

Videos

► Bioshock 2
o Minerva’s Den Trailer

► Dragon Age 2
o ‘Destiny’ Trailer
o Witch Hunt Trailer

► Killzone 3
o Multiplayer Trailer

► NBA 2K11
o Premiere Trailer

► Pulse
o 9/7 Edition

► Red Dead Redemption
o Legends And Killers Pack trailer

► TerRover
o Trailer

Avatars Themes Wallpapers

► Avatars
o Street Fighter Alpha 3 ($0.49 each) (x2)
o Super Street Fighter IV ($0.49 each) (x2)
o Street Fighter Ryu Avatar ($0.49)

► PS3 Dynamic Themes
o NCAA Dynamic Theme – LSU ($2.99)
o NCAA Dynamic Theme – California ($2.99)
o NCAA Dynamic Theme – Colorado ($2.99)
o NCAA Dynamic Theme – Florida State ($2.99)
o NCAA Dynamic Theme – Missouri ($2.99)
o NCAA Dynamic Theme – Penn State ($2.99)
o NCAA Dynamic Theme – Tennessee ($2.99)
o NCAA Dynamic Theme – Virginia Tech ($2.99)

► PS3 Themes
o Hot For Teacher Theme ($1.99)
o Bianca Premium Theme 2 ($1.99)
o Lights Theme ($1.49)
o Mechatron Theme ($1.49)
o Shank Blood Red Theme ($0.99)
o TerRover Theme (free)
o Wendy Premium Theme ($1.99)

► PS3 Wallpapers
o TerRover Wallpapers (x5)

► PSP Themes
o Bianca PSP Theme 5 ($1.49)
o Bianca PSP Theme 6 ($1.49)
o Hot For Teacher PSP Theme ($1.99)
o Mechatron PSP Theme ($1.49)
o Wendy PSP Theme 1 ($1.49)
o Wendy PSP Theme 2 ($1.49)
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Europe

Europe
Sales and Trials

► Special Offers (Available until the 15th of September)
o Aqua Panic! HD (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
o Bejeweled 2 (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
o Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
o Resident Evil 5: Untold Stories Bundle (was – £10.49/€11.25 now – £4.79/€5.99)
o Aqua Panic! PSP (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £4.99/€5.99)
o Spinout (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
o Skate Park City (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
o Monsters (Probably) Stole my Princess! (was – £3.49/€3.99 now – £1.99/€2.49)
o Hero of Sparta (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £0.99/€1.19)

► Permanent Price Reductions
o NormalTanks (was – £3.49/€3.99 now – £2.49/€2.99)

► Trial and Unlock (PS3)
o Worms 2: Armageddon (Free trial and £11.99/€14.99 to unlock)
Availability: All locales

Games

► PS3
o Top Gun (£7.99/€9.99)
Availability: Not available in Australia, Belgium, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia and Switzerland

► minis (PS3/PSP)
o Flying Hamster (£5.99/€6.99)
Availability: All locales

► Demos (PS3)
o Quantum Theory
Availability: Not available in Australia, Germany and New Zealand

Add-Ons

► Mafia II
o Jimmy’s Vendetta (£6.29/€7.99)
Availability: Not available in Czech Republic, Poland or Russia

► Dragon Age: Origins
o Witch Hunt (£5.49/€6.99)
Availability: All locales

► Transformers: War For Cybertron
o Characters And Maps Pack 2 (£7.99/€9.99)
Availability: All locales

► Planet Minigolf
o Castle Ruins (£1.59/€1.99)
Availability: All locales

► Buzz! Quiz TV
o Puzzle Pack (£3.99/€4.99)
Availability: Ireland and UK only

► SingStar
o A-Ha Song Pack (£4.49/€6.99)
o Clubland Song Pack (£4.49/€6.99)
o Depeche Mode 2 Song Pack (£4.49/€6.99)
Availability: All locales

► Rock Band
♪ ‘Beautiful’ by Snoop Dogg (£0.99/€1.49)
♪ ‘Drop it Like it’s Hot’ by Snoop Dogg (£0.99/€1.49)
♪ ‘Ridin’ in My Chevy’ by Snoop Dogg (£0.99/€1.49)
♪ ‘Sensual Seduction’ by Snoop Dogg (£0.99/€1.49)
♪ ‘Snoop’s Upside Ya Head’ by Snoop Dogg (£0.99/€1.49)
♪ ‘Tha Shiznit’ by Snoop Dogg (£0.99/€1.49)
♪ ‘Who Am I (What’s My Name)’ by Snoop Dogg (£0.99/€1.49)
o Rock Band Network
♪ ‘Bleed’ by Meshuggah (£0.99/€1.49)
♪ ‘Dr Doom’ by The Acacia Strain (£0.59/€0.79)
♪ ‘Valkyries’ by Amberian Dawn (£0.99/€1.49)
♪ ‘Wake Up’ by Me Talk Pretty (£0.99/€1.49)
♪ ‘We Are The One’ by Anti Flag (£0.59/€0.79)
Availability: Not available in Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and UAE

► Guitar Hero 5
o Rock 1 Track Pack (£4.39/€5.49) (contains the following tracks which are also available separately)
♪ ‘Blue Monday’ by Orgy (£1.59/€1.99)
♪ ‘Epic’ by Faith No More (£1.59/€1.99)
♪ ‘I Stand Alone’ by Godsmack (£1.59/€1.99)
♪ ‘Last Resort’ by Papa Roach (£1.59/€1.99)
♪ ‘Nookie’ by Limp Bizkit (£1.59/€1.99)
♪ ‘The Dope Show’ by Marilyn Manson (£1.59/€1.99)
Availability: Not available in Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates

FirstPlay

► FirstPlay Episode 023 (£0.99/€1.20)
Availability: Ireland and UK only

Videos

► Brink
o Developer Diary #5

► Dragon Age: Origins
o Witch Hunt Trailer

► Yakuza 4
o Can you survive Yakuza 4 Video

► Ace Combat Assault Horizon
o Gamescom Trailer

► SingStar
o The Locnville Story

Avatars, Themes, Wallpapers

► Premium Themes (PS3)
o (Shank Blood Red Theme (£0.79/€0.99)
o (Disruptive) Coruscant (£1.49/€1.99)
o (Disruptive) Mechatron (£1.19/€1.49)
o (Von Chrono) Gaze (£1.19/€1.49)
o (Von Chrono) Road Kill (£1.19/€1.49)
o (Von Chrono) Zombies on TV (£1.19/€1.49)

► Avatars (PS3)
o EyePet
– Cowgirl Pet (£0.20/€0.25)
– Pet Drawing (£0.20/€0.25)
– Pirate Pet (£0.20/€0.25)
– Pet Face Icon (£0.20/€0.25)
– Pet Hatching (£0.20/€0.25)

► Wallpapers (PS3)
o Singstar The Locnville Story
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Japan

Japan
Demos

► PS3
o Flower (688 MB)
o ModNation Racers (1030 MB)

► PSP
o Tales Of Phantasia X Edition (52 MB)

Games

► PS3
o Braid (¥800)
o My Aquarium (¥500)

► PSP
o Sengoku Basara Battle Heroes (¥1600)
o Sengoku Efuda Yuugi: Hototogisu Ran (¥3800)

► PSone
o Mahjong Youchien: Tamago Gumi 2 (¥600)
o Shin Megami Tensei if… (¥1000)
o SuperLite 1500 Series: Angolmois 99 (¥300)
o SuperLite 1500 Series: Endless Season (¥300)
o SuperLite 1500 Series: Quiz Master Blue (¥300)
o Yasoukyoku 2 (¥600)

Add-ons

► Ar tonelico III
o Binary World Bundle (¥600)

► Bakumatsu Revoltion
o Quest Pack (Free) (x1)

► Busou Shinki Battle Masters (PSP)
o Catalog #8 (Free)
o Shinki Figures (¥600) (x2)
o Weapon Set (¥1000) x2
o Weapons (¥200 – Free each) (x4)

► Hakuouki: Junsouroku
o Scrolls (¥300) (x2)

► Hana ya ka Nari, Wa ga Ichizoku (PSP)
o Add-on Scenario (¥300)

► Sengoku Efuda Yuugi: Hototogisu Ran (PSP)
o Add-ons (¥200) (x3)

► Super Dimensional Game Neptune
o Game Items (¥150-Free) (x3)
o Quests (Free) (x1)

► Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
o Add-ons (¥400-¥100) (x48)
o Courses (¥1000-¥500) (x11)

Videos

► My Aquarium
o Promotional Video

Avatars Themes Wallpapers

► PS3 Wallpapers
o My Aquarium Wallpaper (x1)
o Toro Station Calendar (Oct-Dec) (¥250)

► PSP Themes
o Sengoku Basara Battle Heroes Themes (¥50) (x6)

► PSP Wallpaper
o Yuusha 30 Second (x3)

The Japanese PlayStation Store updates throughout the week at 8:15 pm PST

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PlayStation Store Global Update for the Week of 06/20

PlayStation Store Global Update 06/20/10

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There are quite a few dynamic and premium themes (and a few avatars) in the US store this week. As far as new games go, though, there are a couple Minis and Sam and Max Episode 303 released as well (which I will try to review within the week). The Blue Toad Murder Files is also bundled up this week as well.

There’s a big list of Sonic sales going on this week as well, for Sonic’s 19th anniversary. As far as other DLC goes, the new ‘Outlaws to the End’ co-op DLC has been released for Red Dead Redemption, and the new Onslaught co-op mode for Battlefield Bad Company 2 released as well. And, of course, there are the regular releases as well, which include Rock Band, Guitar Hero 5, but also some DLC for Just Cause 2, LBP and MNR.

Update Status

  • US Update: Updated
  • EU Update: Updated
  • JP Update: No Update Yet
  • HK Update: No Update Yet

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United States

USA
Sales

► PS3 Games
o Blue Toad Murder Files: Episode 1 ($1.49)
o Kick-Ass ($9.99)

► PSP Games
o Sonic Rivals ($10.99)
o Sonic Rivals 2 ($13.99)
o Sonic Rivals: Set My Pulse Bundle ($17.99)

► DLC
o Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing Add On Bundle ($6.49)
o Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing DLC 2 –
o Metal Sonic & Death Egg Zone Track ($5.49)
o Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing – Ryo with Forklift Character ($3.49)
o Sonic The Hedgehog Very Hard Shadow ($1.49)
o Sonic The Hedgehog Very Hard Silver ($1.49)
o Sonic The Hedgehog Very Hard Sonic ($1.49)
o Sonic Unleashed Apatos & Shamar Adventure Pack ($1.99)
o Sonic Unleashed Chun-Nan Adventure Pack ($1.99)
o Sonic Unleashed Empire City & Adabat Adventure Pack ($1.99)
o Sonic Unleashed Holoska Adventure Pack ($1.99)
o Sonic Unleashed Mazuri Adventure Pack ($1.99)
o Sonic Unleashed Spagonia Adventure Pack ($1.99)
o Sonic Unleashed: Unleash My Desire Bundle ($8.99)
o warhawk: Fallen Star DLC ($1.99)

Bundles

► Blue Toad Murder Files
o Episode 1-6 Bundle Pack ($26.99)

► Blue Toad Murder Files
o Episodes 2-6 Upgrade ($25.49)

► Flower
o Soundtrack Bundle ($4.99)

PS3 Games

► Sam & Max 303 – They Stole Max’s Brain
o Season Pass ($34.99)

Minis

► Burnin’ Rubber
o $3.99

► INFLUENCE
o $4.99

PSP Games

► TNA Impact: Cross The Line
o $29.99

Add-ons

► Buzz! Quiz World (PSP)
o National Geographic Prehistoric Quiz Pack ($2.99)

► Battlefield: Bad Company 2
o Onslaught Mode ($9.99)

► Guitar Hero
o All Time Low Track Pack ($5.49 or $1.99)
♪ “Damned If I Do Ya (Live)”
♪ “Dear Maria Count Me In”
♪ “Weightless”

► Just Cause 2
o Bull’s Eye Assault Rifle ($0.99)
o Chevalier Classic ($0.99)
o Monster Truck ($0.99)
o Rico’s Signature Gun ($0.99)
o Tuk Tuk Boom Boom

► LittleBigPlanet
o Summer Solstice Costume

► LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
o Unidentified Sacking Objects Pack ($2.99)
o Unidentified Sacking Objects Costume

► Lost Planet 2
o Killzone 2 Helghast Assault and Scout Character

► MAG
o Interdiction Mission Pack ($9.99)

► ModNation Racers
o Princess Mod ($0.99)
o Princess Kart ($0.99)
o Princess Mod and Kart ($1.75)

► Red Dead Redemption
o Outlaws to the End Co-Op Pack

► Rock Band
o singles ($1.99 each)
♪ “7 Things” – Miley Cyrus
♪ “Can’t Be Tamed” – Miley Cyrus
♪ “Fly On The Wall” – Miley Cyrus
♪ “See You Again” – Miley Cyrus
♪ “Start All Over” – Miley Cyrus
o Rock Band Network Tracks ($1.99 each)
♪ “Creepy Doll” by Jonathan Coulton
♪ “HTML Rulez D00d” by The Devil Wears Prada
♪ “Jumper ‘09″ by Third Eye Blind
♪ “Paralyze” by Finger Eleven
♪ “Requiem For A Dying Song” by Flogging Molly ($0.99)

► Skate 3
o Black Box Distribution Skate Park ($2.99)

► Super Street Fighter IV
o Super Shadaloo Costume Pack ($3.99)

► Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
o River Course At Blackwolf Run ($9.99)

Videos

► Alpha Protocol
o Launch Trailer

► Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable (PSP Store)
o Walkthrough Video #1

Avatars Themes Wallpapers

► PS3 Avatars ($0.49 each)
o Flower Avatars (x5)
o LittleBigPlanet – World Cup Avatars (x32)

► PS3 Dynamic Themes
o Battlestar Galactica Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
o World Cup Soccer Dynamic Themes (x22) ($1.99)

► PS3 Premium Themes
o 2 Dollar Special ($1.99)
o American Soccer Girl ($1.49)
o Steam Punk ($1.49)

► PS3 Wallpapers
o Anarchy: Rush Hour Wallpaper 2
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► PSP Premium Themes
o 2 Dollar Special PSP Theme 1 ($1.49)
o 2 Dollar Special PSP Theme 2 ($1.49)
o American Soccer Girl PSP Theme ($1.49)
o Battlestar Galactica PSP Theme ($1.49)
o Steam Punk PSP Theme ($1.49)
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o Mawaskes Puzzle [PSP] (£7.99/€9.99)

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o PixelJunk Monsters (£2.39/€2.99)
o PixelJunk Monsters – Encore Pack (£1.19/€1.49)
o Ferrari Challenge Pack 2 (£2.39/€2.99)
o UFC Undisputed 2009 – Additional Fighters Pack (£1.19/€1.49)
o PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe [PSP] (£6.29/€7.99)
o Super Stardust Portable [PSP] (£3.99/€4.99)
o LittleBigPlanet – The Canyons Level Kit [PSP] (£1.19/€1.49)
o LittleBigPlanet – The Island Level Kit [PSP] (£1.19/€1.49)
o Constructor [PSone] (£1.59/€1.99)
o Mahjongg Artifacts: Chapter 2 [mini] (£1.74/€1.99)

► SEGA Mega Sale (Until July 7th)
o Sonic Rivals [PSP] (£7.99/€9.99)
o Sonic Rivals 2 [PSP] (£7.99/€9.99)
o SEGA All Star Racing – Metal Sonic Death Egg (£3.19/€3.99)
o SEGA All Star Racing – Ryo Forklift Truck (£3.19/€3.99)
o Sonic Unleashed – Apatos & Shamar Adventure Pack (£1.19/€1.49)
o Sonic Unleashed – Chun-nan Adventure Pack (£1.99/€2.49)
o Sonic Unleashed – Empire City & Adabat Adventure Pack (£1.19/€1.49)
o Sonic Unleashed – Holoska Adventure Pack (£1.19/€1.49)
o Sonic Unleashed – Mazuri Adventure Pack (£1.19/€1.49)
o Sonic Unleashed – Spagonia Adventure Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
o SONIC: Very Hard Shadow Missions (£1.19/€1.49)
o SONIC: Very Hard Silver Missions (£1.19/€1.49)
o SONIC: Very Hard Sonic Missions (£1.19/€1.49)

FirstPlay

► Episode 012
o (£8.99 for 3mo. or £0.99 each)

PS3 Games

► Blue Toad Murder Files Episodes 1-6 Bundle
o £17.99/€21.99

► Landit Bandit
o £9.99/€12.99

► NBA Unrivaled
o £9.99/€12.99

► Puzzlegeddon
o £6.29/€7.99

► Sam & Max Episode 3: They Stole Max’s Brain
o Need Season Pass

► The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
o £7.99/€9.99

minis

► 4×4 Jam (£5.99/€6.99)
o £3.99/€4.99

► Arcade Darts (£2.49/€2.99)
o £3.99/€4.99

► Bloons TD (£3.49/€3.99)
o £3.99/€4.99

PSP Games

► Agarest: Generations of War
o 4 God Set (£0.79/€0.99)
o 1st Generation – The Erin of Holy Post
o 2nd Generation – Trum Coast
o 3rd Generation – Maguna Val
o 4th Generation – Trezor Island
o 5th Generation – Naruvia Deep Forest
o Additional PP (£3.19/€3.99)
o Additional TP (£4.79/€5.99)
o All Power Set (£1.99/€2.49)
o Animal Set (£0.79/€0.99)
o Chastity Set (£1.59/€1.99)
o Ellis Set
o Emperor Set (£1.19/€1.49)
o Enhance Point Pack (£3.19/€3.99)
o Fusion Pack
o Gold + Enemy Point Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
o Grim Reaper Set (£1.99/€2.49)
o Healing Pack
o Healing Pack +
o Legend Set (£1.19/€1.49)
o Magic/Power Up Set
o Meu + Koron Set (£1.19/€1.49)
o Neverland Set (£2.39/€2.99)
o Power Up
o Power Up +
o Power Up Set (£0.79/€0.99)
o Rusty Set
o Service Point Pack
o Skill Set
o Small Magic Set
o Trial Point Pack

► Battlefield: Bad Company 2
o Onslaught Mode (£7.19/€8.99)

► Clash of the Titans
o Hades’ Challenge (£1.59/€1.99)

► Guitar Hero
o All Time Low Track Pack (£4.39/€5.49 or £1.59/€1.99)
♪ “Damned If I Do Ya (Live)”
♪ “Dear Maria Count Me In”
♪ “Weightless”

► Just Cause 2
o Agency Hovercraft (£0.79/€0.99)
o Bull’s Eye Assault Rifle (£0.79/€0.99)
o Chevalier Classic (£0.79/€0.99)

► LittleBigPlanet
o Summer Solstice Costume

► LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
o Unidentified Sacking Objects Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
o Unidentified Sacking Objects Costume

► LocoRoco Midnight Carnival (PSP)
o BuiBui Level Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
o Official Strategy Guide (£1.59/€1.99)
o Ultimate Edition (£4.79/€5.99)

► Lost Planet 2
o Killzone 2 Helghast Assault and Scout Character

► MAG
o Interdiction Mission Pack (£6.29/€7.99)

► ModNation Racers
o Princess Mod and Kart (£1.39/€1.75)

► Nat Geo Quiz!
o Wild Life Question Pack (£4.79/€5.99)

► Rock Band
o singles (£0.99/€1.49 each)
♪ “7 Things” – Miley Cyrus
♪ “Can’t Be Tamed” – Miley Cyrus
♪ “Fly On The Wall” – Miley Cyrus
♪ “See You Again” – Miley Cyrus
♪ “Start All Over” – Miley Cyrus
o Rock Band Network Tracks (£0.99/€1.49 each)
♪ “Creepy Doll” by Jonathan Coulton
♪ “HTML Rulez D00d” by The Devil Wears Prada
♪ “Jumper ‘09″ by Third Eye Blind
♪ “Paralyze” by Finger Eleven
♪ “Requiem For A Dying Song” by Flogging Molly ($0.99)

► Skate 3
o Black Box Distribution Skate Park (£2.39/€2.99)

► Super Street Fighter IV
o Super Shadaloo Costume Pack (£3.19/€3.99)

Videos

► Aliens Vs. Predator
o Launch Trailer
o Ultimate Multiplayer Video
o Kill Moves Video

► Alpha Protocol
o A Man Alone Trailer

► Valkyria Chronicles II
o Trailer

► Xyanide: Resurrection
o Trailer

► Yakuza 3
o Introducing Yakuza 3
o Memories Video

Avatars Themes Wallpapers

► PS3 Avatars (£0.20/€0.25 each)
o LittleBigPlanet – World Cup (x32)
o Flower (x5)

► PS3 wallpapers
o LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 (x2)
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Biggest Surprise of E3? Valve at the PS3 Conference?!

If there ever was a useful time to use the phrase “way out in left field,” this would be it. In a totally unexpected announcement, Gabe Newell, the guy PS3 owners loved to hate because of his negativity towards the PS3, actually made an appearance at Sony’s press conference, to announce that Portal 2 will be coming to the PS3. Here’s what I transcribed from the video:

As an industry, we’re going through a transition from an entertainment as a product to an entertainment as a service, and because of that, the needs of game players and game developers are evolving. More specifically, it’s not just about chips for rendering pixels, or calculating nav measures (someone correct me here). It’s about giving gamers a complete, social, connective experience. By adopting an open approach to these challenges, the PlayStation 3 is going to excel in this area. So, I’m very pleased to announce that we’ll be bringing Portal 2 to the PlayStation 3.

I’m excited that Steam will be a part of that experience, and I think that gamers will be delighted with features like Steam Cloud and automatic updates that will make the PlayStation 3 version of Portal 2 the best version on any console.

I saw this happening live and couldn’t believe it! After all the bashing and hate he gave the PS3 over the years, what finally made him decide to swallow his words and go as far as to say the PS3 will be the best console version of that game? Now we must ask, does this mean Left 4 Dead might make its way to the PS3 as well?

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