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Thursday, 16 October 2008

PS Store is down - Oct 16 - UPDATED WITH ETA

News is reaching us that people eager to get their MotorStorm 2 demo fix on have come up against a bit of a snag. It appears the PlayStation Store is throwing a 80023017 error for some (or all?) of us*. Error code aficionados might recall that this code translates as "Store down for maintenance".

*Update: Patrick Seybold over at the official PS blog has confirmed that they have "temporarily taken down some functions of PlayStation Network - specifically access to the PlayStation Store". The downtime is also noted as being "unscheduled."

When asked for an ETA or why this unplanned outage has occurred, Jeff Rubenstein has responded to one of the comments by saying: "We’ll keep you posted right here. The Store Update will likely follow as soon as things are back to normal."

Don't fret too much as "Online gameplay will remain uninterrupted".

Update: NavySeal74, who is a member of the PlayStation community with apparent contact to the PSN team, has updated over at the EU PlayStation site that the store will not be back up until "the early hours of the morning". That's roughly a worse case scenario of six hours from now. We're looking forward to the "post mortem" of why this has happened so soon after the scheduled 5 hours of downtime already this week. Once again, speculation is building regarding the source of this unscheduled hiccup from Home to SOCOM. Considering it's just the Store that seems to be affected however (along with Registration functionality which may disrupt access to your betas - if you're in any) we really can't tell. Check back tomorrow for further updates. We'll also put a call out to SCEE to see if we can get any "official comment".

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European PS Store update for 16th October

The update has arrived, although a little later than the usual '11:30 on a Thursday' routine.

So what were we waiting for?

Two good demos, some Eye of Judgement goodness, a new golf course and the usual Rock Band/videos/themes mix.

For all your trophy whores, remember the Eye of Judgement set 3 includes some shiny new hardware for you to get your hands on. And yes, I still refuse to spell it without an 'e' - I'm British don't you know.

Demos (all free)

Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway
MotorStorm: Pacific Rift

Add-ons

Eye of Judgement - Biolith Rebellion set 3 (£6.99/€9.99)
Eye of Judgement - Biolith Rebellion set 2 & 3 (£10.49/€14.99)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 - Firestone County Club (£4.99/€7.49)
Rock Band DLC (check below for track listing)

Videos (all free)

Far Cry 2 - "Bara Bara" trailer
Tom Clancy's Endwar - trailer
PAIN Amusement Park - trailer

Themes (all free)

Killzone 2

Rock Band track listing (£0.99/€1.49 each)

Don't go away Mad (Just go away) - Mötley Crüe
Dr.Feelgood - Mötley Crüe
Kickstart My Heart - Mötley Crüe
Rattlesnake Shake - Mötley Crüe
Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.) - Mötley Crüe
She Goes Down - Mötley Crüe
Slice of Your Pie - Mötley Crüe
Sticky Sweet - Mötley Crüe
Time for Change - Mötley Crüe
Without You - Mötley Crüe

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Thursday, 9 October 2008

North American PS Store Update For October 9th

Linger in Shadows debuts, FIFA 09 skimps on leagues and asks cash money for them later, Rock Band offers some sweet tracks and the ridiculously named Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars (SARPBC?) gets released and demoed.

But wow, premium themes, we really needed those more than an application that starts with "H" and rhymes with "gnome"...which shall remain nameless. Are you guys seriously going to buy any of them?


Qore
Qore Episode 5 ($2.99 for episode / $24.99 for Annual Subscription)
Episode 5 celebrates Halloween with a scary game roundup. It also includes exclusive access to SEGA’s Valkyria Chronicles demo, some spooky/creepy artwork and new shooting galleries.

Games
Linger in Shadows ($2.99)
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords ($14.99)
Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars ($14.99)
Hot Shots Golf Fall Fashion Line ($2.99)
Dead Space Obsidian Suit (Free)
Dead Space Scorpion Suit ($2.49)

FIFA 09
All Leagues Pack ($19.99)
Barclays Premier League English Pack ($6.99)
Bundesliga German Pack ($6.99)
Liga BBVA Spanish Pack ($6.99)
Ligue 1 French Pack ($6.99)
Primera Division De Mexico Pack ($6.99)
Serie A Italian Pack ($6.99)

Mega Man 9 Endless Attack Mode ($2.99)
Mega Man 9 Protoman Mode ($1.99)

Rock Band
The Offspring Track Pack 01 ($5.49; includes tracks below, also offered individually)
Gone Away - The Offspring ($1.99)
Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) - The Offspring ($1.99)
Self Esteem - The Offspring ($1.99)
Various Tracks
All Right Now - Free ($1.99)
Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood ($1.99)
Cream and Bastards Ride - Harvey Danger ($1.99)
Nearly Lost You - Screaming Trees ($1.99)
Push It - Static-X ($1.99)
Stop! - Against Me ($1.99)

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution Single Player Map Pack: Brave New Worlds (Free)
Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution Scenario Pack: The Victory Pack ($1.25)
Super Stardust HD Game Bundle with Solo & Team modes ($14.99)
Super Stardust HD Add-on Bundle (Solo & Team) ($7.99)


Demos (Free)
Warhawk
Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars


Game Videos (Free)
LittleBigPlanet Life in LBP Ep. 2 (Play)
LittleBigPlanet Playtime
MotorStorm Pacific Rift Crashes & Carnage Trailer
NBA 09 Trailers (x4)
SOCOM: Confrontation - Desert Glory Flythrough
Bioshock Official Trailer
Legendary: The Box Behind the Scenes 3 & 4 (x2)
Mercenaries 2 World In Flames Payback Trailer
Soul Calibur IV Character Gameplay Combos Trailer
Tom Clancy’s End War Command Points Video Briefing
Tom Clancy’s End War Mass Destruction Trailer


Paid Themes

Kicks Theme ($0.99)
Bioshock Exclusive Theme ($0.99)

Disruptive Media Publishers Paid Themes (x20)
Auburn University ($1.99)
Florida State University ($1.99)
University of Georgia ($1.99)
University of Miami ($1.99)
University of Michigan ($1.99)
University of North Carolina ($1.99)
University of Tennessee ($1.99)
University of Texas ($1.99)
Beach Sampler ($1.99)
Summer Down Under ($1.99)
Digital Techno ($1.49)
High Voltage ($1.49)
Horror Eyes ($1.49)
Refracted Revolt ($1.49)
Bad Girls ($1.49)
Halloween Vixens ($1.49)
Golden Retriever ($1.49)
Man’s Best Friend ($1.49)
Nordic Majesty ($1.49)
Seaside Sunsets ($1.49)

Smobile Paid Themes
Elven-X ($0.99)
Iron Guard ($0.99)


Themes & Wallpapers (Free)

WipEout HD All Teams #2 Theme
Fallout 3 Brotherhood of Steel Theme
Fallout PIP-BOY 3000 Theme
Linger In Shadows Wallpapers (x2)
ATV Pure Wallpapers (x4)
Valkyria Chronicles Wallpapers (x2)

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Thursday, 2 October 2008

American PS Store Update For October 1st

We got the BioShock demo, the awesomely awesome RHCP album "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" Rock Band album and as a special treat, a Jerry Maguire Blu-ray trailer (you had me at BioShock).

A little late than usual, but the content seems worth the wait, don't you think?

Qore

Qore Episode 05 debuts next week on Thursday, 10/9 celebrating Halloween with a scary game roundup featuring Fallout 3, Resident Evil 5, and Dead Space. Plus monster snowboard and skate master, Shaun White takes us on a tour of his new game. Episode 05 also features exclusive access to SEGA’s Valkyria Chronicles demo and some other creepy surprises.

Add-on Game Content

NBA Live 09 Oklahoma City Pack (free)
NBA Live 365 ($19.99)
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 Firestone Country Club ($7.49)
Soulcalibur IV Weapon Set (Bonus Weapons) ($3.99)
Soulcalibur IV Weapon Set (Main Weapons) ($3.99)

Rock Band

“Mellowship Slinky in B Major” - Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
“My Lovely Song”- Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
“Naked in the Rain” - Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
“The Power of Equality” - Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
“Sir Psycho Sexy” - Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
“Suck My Kiss” - Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
“The Greeting Song” - Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
“The Righteous & The Wicked” - Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
“They’re Red Hot” - Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
“Under the Bridge” - Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
“Apache Rose Peacock” - Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
“Blood Sugar Sex Magik” - Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
“Breaking the Girl” - Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
“Funky Monks” - Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
“I Could Have Lied” - Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
“If You Have to Ask” - Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)

“Blood Sugar Sex Magik” Album ($19.99) - all tracks listed above...

Game Demos (free)

Brothers In Arms Hell’s Highway Demo
Beijing 2008 Demo
BioShock Demo
Eternal Sonata Demo
NBA 2K9 Demo

Game Music

PixelJunk Eden Soundtrack ($2.99)

Game Videos (free)

Bluetooth Headset Video
SOCOM Frostfire Fly-through
SOCOM Fallen Fly-through
SOCOM Control Trailer
LittleBigPlanet Life in LittleBigPlanet- Ep 1
LittleBigPlanet Adventures of SackBoy
MotorStorm Pacific Rift Trailer
Tom Clancy’s End War: Command Points Video Briefing
Tom Clancy’s End War: Combat Chain Video Briefing
Tomb Raider: Underworld - Beneath the Surface: The Story
Tomb Raider: Underworld - Beneath the Surface: The Vision
Facebreaker Audition Video #4
AST Dew Tour videos (x8)
Check out these videos exclusively on the PSN!

Movie and Blu-ray Trailers (free)

Jerry Maguire Blu-ray trailer

PS3 Themes (free)

Iron Man Movie Theme

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Sunday, 28 September 2008

Megaman 9 Trial Version; Impressions

12 years have passed since 1996’s Megaman 8. After a ton of spinoffs that went a different way (introducing new features and gameplay), Capcom took a moment to listen to what fans had to say. The result was Megaman 9.

Megaman 9 has everything that made the franchise popular. It follows the series' roots, continuing the storyline, adopting classic gameplay and going back to the 8-bit era, when the only buttons you had to use were A,B, and the D-pad (except this time you’ll be using x, ■ (Square) and the D-pad).

3 days ago Megaman 9 Trial Version went live at the PS Store, enabling players to have a taste of the game before deciding whether to purchase it or not. Amongst the thousands that downloaded it was PS3 Attitude. We turned this trial version upside-down in order to be able to share our impressions with you.

So, let’s start with the basics. As I mentioned before, Megaman 9 continues where Megaman 8 left off. We’re at the year 20XX (whatever that means) and Megaman has saved the world from Dr. Wily’s evil plans. In other words, everything seems to be going alright in the Megaman universe.

Suddenly, robots around the world start attacking the citizens. Dr. Wily makes an appearance in TV, stating that all that’s happening isn’t his doing. Instead, he says that the attacking robots are Dr. Light’s creations, implying that he’s the evil one. He goes even further by showing a video that features a conversation between Dr. Wily and Dr. Light; in their conversation, Dr. Wily denies to become an accomplice in Dr. Light’s evil plans for world domination (yeah, right…).

The video is of course a fake, but people seem to believe Dr. Wily’s sayings. That’s why he encourages them to deposit their money in a Swiss Bank account; that’s the only way to stop the evil robots, he says. Finally, Megaman decides to take action. While Megaman is ready to leave the laboratory, Dr. Light tells him to take care, since he hasn’t done this in awhile (ah, nostalgia…).

The Trial Version allows the player to play only one of the 9 stages; Concrete Man. Now, before going into any details, I have to admit something. This stage took me about 15 retries to beat it! It’s freaking difficult (for the “noobs”, that is), but the experienced Megaman players will find everything familiar. Since I never really was an 'avid' fan of the series (maybe because the young of my age), it took me some 'trial and error' before beating it.

As far as the stage is concerned, the first thing you are going to notice is the vast amount of enemies (three ball-throwing robotic elephants in a row? Come on!). Anyways, after dozens of rock-carrying birds, creepy spiders, 'kabuto' like creatures -which by the way do some major damage-, cannons and trees with eyes (!), you’ll get to meet Concrete Man. Megaman walks through a 'Metroidish' corridor/hallway and finally meets his opponent. Better get ready for a fierce battle (or not?).

As you are ready to kick his 'butt', the stage ends leaving you 'hungry for blood' (God damn you Trial Version!). It seems that Capcom doesn’t let you defeat Concrete Man for a reason. This 'hunger' for more Megaman action that the demo creates is an excellent way to boost sales. Every self-respected Megaman fan will rush to buy the Full Version of the game. The demo just gives players the incentive to continue with the purchase.

With 50 challenges, Online Rankings (get ready for hundreds of 'speedruns') and the explicit nostalgia/retro feeling that the game emits, Megaman 9 is considered a must-buy, especially with that price (9.99€ for the European PS Store and 9.99$ for the American PS Store)!

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Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Qore UK is on the way

SCEE and Future Publishing have announced an agreement today to bring a digital magazine to the UK, in exactly the same way SCEA and Future combine in the US to bring Qore to the North American masses.

Whether the UK version of Qore will share the same name is unclear. What we do know is that the new digital mag will include the same mix of HD video, previews and 'exclusive content' (i.e. wallpapers, demos,Beta invites) that Qore already delivers to our US readers.

The new venture will launch in early 2009.

"We are very excited to further strengthen our relationship with Sony, working together on this ground-breaking product. As the publisher of Official magazines and digital content for Sony PlayStation in the US and UK, we are creating powerful integrated media solutions for readers and advertisers across different platforms, in print and online. This product will provide a unique way for advertisers to connect directly with gamers through their consoles using the very latest high definition content." - Robert Price, UK Chief Executive at Future
So, the sweepstake is open as to what to call the UK mag. Since the US does seem to be SCE's 'Qore' market and us Europeans tend to get everything late, maybe ours will be called 'Qlose but no cigar', 'Qeep on waiting' or 'proQrastinate'.

What do you think it should be called?

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Friday, 12 September 2008

European PS Store update for 12 September (A Day Late Edition)

Better late than never as they say, the European PS Store was updated today as promised. What is up with RockBand's "developing artist" track packs? Anyone?


Game

METALLICA ‘DEATH MAGNETIC’ FULL ALBUM, £11.99
1942 Joint Strike, £6.99
Siren Blood Curse™, £19.99

RockBand
1 Track, £0.99
3 Track Bundle, £2.49
1 Track sale/developing artist, £0.59
3 Track pack sale/developing artist, £1.69
6 Track Bundle, £4.99
9 Track Bundle, £7.49
12 Track Bundle, £9.99

Demo
ElefunkTrial, Free
Play TV Demo, Free
1942: Joint Strike, Free
FIFA 09 Demo, Free

Packs
Pain: Amusement Park, £3.49
Pain-Kenneth Character, £0.69
Pain -Yeony Character, £0.69
Pain Tati Character, £0.69

Videos
FIFA 09 TRAILER, Free
MIRROR’S EDGE E3 TRAILER, Free
TOMB RAIDER UNDERWORLD: TEASER TRAILER, Free
PURE E3 TRAILER, Free

Wallpapers
The Last Guy Wallpaper x6, Free

Themes
PixelJunk Eden Red Theme, Free
PixelJunk Eden Black Theme, Free

In Game
Elefunk Full Game Upgrade, £4.99


Source [ThreeSpeech]

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Thursday, 11 September 2008

American PS Store Update For September 11th

What's here besides the PAIN-tastic PAIN Amusement Park? You Qore-heads have access to the MotorStorm: Pacific Rift demo to calm you until October 28, Metal-heads (yo!) can enjoy Metallica's Death Magnetic album in GH III form tomorrow (boo) but can enjoy the GH: Aerosmith demo today, and futbol-heads can try out the new FIFA demo.



Qore Digital Magazine
Just a quick note to let you know that the MotorStorm: Pacific Rift demo is now available to all Qore annual subscribers and those customers that have purchased Episode 04.

How to get the MotorStorm: Pacific Rift demo:
-Go into Qore Episode 04 under the game drop on the XMB
-Go to the Download Center
-Go to the “MotorStorm: Pacific Rift - Demo” box
-Hit the “X” button and let the downloading begin!

Downloadable Games
JEOPARDY! ($14.99)

Add-on Game Content
PAIN Amusement Park ($5.99)
PAIN: Yeony Character ($0.99)
PAIN: Tati Character ($0.99)
PAIN: Kenneth Character ($0.99)

Rock Band
“Two Weeks” - All That Remains ($0.99)
“This Calling” - All That Remains ($0.99)
“Charlene (I’m Right Behind You)” - Stephen and the Colberts (Free)
All That Remains Pack 1($2.99) - includes “This Calling,” “Two Weeks,” and “Chiron”

Arriving Friday 9/12/08
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Metallica “Death Magnetic” Album ($17.99)
“That Was Just Your Life”
“The End Of The Line”
“Broken, Beat & Scarred”
“The Day That Never Comes”
“All Nightmare Long”
“Cyanide”
“The Unforgiven III”
“The Judas Kiss”
“Suicide & Redemption J.H.”
“Suicide & Redemption K.H.”
“My Apocalypse”

Game Demos (free)
FIFA 09 Demo
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Demo

Game Videos (free)
Golden Axe: Beast Rider Trailer 2
FIFA 09 Trailer
NHL 09 Teaser Trailer
NHL 09 Defensive Sizzle Trailer
Blitz: The League II - Trailer 2
Saints Row 2 – Uncle Gary Sticky Bombs Trailer
Saints Row 2 – Uncle Gary Throwing People Trailer
NFS Undercover Launch Trailer
BiA: Hell’s Highway Brutality of War Gameplay Video
Legendary Behind the Scenes Episode 2

PS3 Wallpaper (free)
PAIN Amusement Park Wallpaper (x3)

PS3 Themes (free)
Mirror’s Edge #1 Theme
NFS Undercover Theme
PAIN Amusement Park Theme
PAIN: Kenneth Character Theme
PAIN: Tati Character Theme
PAIN: Yeony Character Theme

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Friday, 5 September 2008

Pure 1st Impressions: Should Motorstorm be Worried?

When it comes to looking at the PSN's shiny new Pure demo you first and foremost think it has got to set itself apart from the competiton. Surely that's a given?

In this case said competition is Motorstorm. This game automatically has a lot to live up to.

So here I am. I Fire up the demo, get through the tutorial, and the first song that comes on? Woman, by Wolfmother.

Erm. Is that not a bit familiar Disney? To me that song is an automatic reminder of Motorstorm.

The race is underway and the controls are familiar to a degree. The graphics are pretty enough although they seem to be a bit soft focused; like viewing everything through a greasy lens. Not distracting but certainly noticeable.

Then there's the 'race' part of it. I was so busy doing tricks and working to get my meter up for boosting for the next trick that I wound up finishing 13th. Not that I expected to get into first place or anything but there seems to be a lack of motivation to place well.

Riders seem to lack the interaction that made Motorstorm so personal. This is Disney so no swearing is a given. A shove or two would have been nice though! As a result of the kid-friendly Disney badge, the great time-sapping slo-mo crashes so loved in Motorstorm have been replaced by a wipe screen. Ho hum.

Admittedly it is nice to get straight into the action after a wipe out though it would have been nice to get a bit more grunt out of a fall or collision. Instead you get the Mickey Mouse Magic Wand of Restoration waved over you after every spill.

The full game promises over 40 tracks, 70 tricks, etc. and may well prove to be a real winner, though my gut reaction is that Motorstorm developers Evolution can breathe easy tonight.

Just some initial thoughts on it. This is by no means a review, rather my initial opinion on the demo version publicly available at you ever-so-local PSN.

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Thursday, 4 September 2008

American PS Store Update For September 4th

Rejoice Qore junkies, your digital fix is here. Besides that, we got the Pure demo someone was looking forward to and more videos that you can shake a stick at (who does that anyway?).

We would like to mention the Rock Band PAX Pack 1, all proceeds will go toward Child's Play charity. Of course, do not forget PS3 Attitude's very own charity fund for GamesAid. Donate what you can, all the cool kids are doing it.


Qore Digital Magazine
Qore Episode 04: September, 2008 ($2.99 Issue, $24.99 Annual Subscription)

Downloadable Games

NFL Head Coach 09 ($49.99)

Add-on Game Content

HAZE Destruction Pack ($9.99)

Rock Band

“Skullcrusher Mountain” - Jonathan Coulton ($0.99)
“Shhh….” - The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets ($0.99)
“Livin’ at the Corner of Dude and Catastrophe” - MC Frontalot ($0.99)
PAX Pack 1 ($2.99) - includes “Shhh….” by The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, “Livin’ at the Corner of Dude and Catastrophe” by MC Frontalot, and “Skullcrusher Mountain” by Jonathan Coulton.

Game Demos (free)
PURE Demo

Game Videos (free)

JEOPARDY! Trailer
Super Stardust HD Tips Video 1
Super Stardust HD Tips Video 2
PAIN Call Da Shot Mode Video
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway - Making Of #3: Counter Attack
Legendary Behind the Scenes Episode 1
Midnight Club Los Angeles Trailer 2
Midnight Club Los Angeles Trailer 3
Red Baron Arcade Trailer
Saints Row 2 – Uncle Gary Motorcycles Trailer
Saints Row 2 – Uncle Gary Taunting Trailer

Movie and Blu-ray Trailers (free)
The Ultimates Featurette
Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist Trailer
The Fall Trailer

PS3 Wallpaper (free)
The Last Guy Wallpaper

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European PS Store update for September 4th


This week's update is short but somewhat sweet considering we get 2(in my opinion pretty good) demos and 2 addon packs(among them the Warhawk triple pack that I was hoping for last week) Well it's finally here and it all equals some really good playing time. Although I still have'nt got past Trafalgar Square in The Last Guy, anyone else having trouble there?



Demos
Pure
NHL 2K9


Addons
Warhawk Triple expansion pack (£7.99/€11.99)
Haze "Destruction" pack (£3.49/€4.99)


Videos
Movement episode 5, part 2 "London" Includes 8 videos

Wallpaper
4x SoulCaibur 4 wallpapers

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Thursday, 28 August 2008

American PS Store Update For August 28th

Guys that come last, stars that fall down, souls with some sort of caliber and figure skating for tough guys...what a great PS Store update!


Downloadable Games
The Last Guy ($9.99)
Warhawk Fallen Star Pack ($7.99)
Warhawk Booster Combo ($15.99)

Rock Band
“She Does” - Locksley ($0.99)
“Don’t Make Me Wait” - Locksley ($0.99)
“Don’t Make Me Wait” - Locksley ($0.99)
“All Over Again” - Locksley ($0.99)
Locksley Pack 1 ($2.99) - includes: “All Over Again,” “Don’t Make Me Wait,” and “She Does” by Locksley.

Game Demos (free)
NHL 09 Demo
SOULCALIBUR IV Demo

Game Videos (free)
SOCOM Confrontation Extraction trailer
LittleBigPlanet Leipzig “Sackzilla” Trailer
Motorstorm Pacific Rift Leipzig Trailer
PAIN Trauma Mode Trailer
GT5 Prologue Play the Pros with Tanner Foust!
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway Machine Gun & Bazooka Video
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway Squad Gameplay Video
Facebreaker Audition Video #1
Facebreaker Audition Video #2
Facebreaker Audition Video #3
Madden NFL 09 Gameplay Trailer
Madden NFL 09 Madden Moments Trailer
Madden NFL 09 Play Call Trailer
Top Spin 3 Player Creator Trailer

Movie and Blu-ray Trailers (free)
Quantum Of Solace Trailer
Prom Night Trailer

PS3 Wallpaper (free)
The Last Guy Wallpaper (x2)

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European PS Store update for 28th August

This weeks European PS Store update is a little less than I expected, but The Last Guy should tie me over for a few hours, and with the new Warhawk expansion I really need to get in there and see how bad I really am.

I wonder where the Warhawk 3 in 1 bundle is though...

Anyone else?

Playable
The Last Guy
The Last Guy Demo
NHL 09 Demo

Add-ons
Buzz! Junior Jungle Pack
Warhawk - Operation Fallen Star


Videos
Far Cry 2 trailer
HAWX trailer
The Last Guy Launch trailer
PS3 Platinum trailer

Themes
Graffiti

Wallpapers
The Last Guy

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Thursday, 21 August 2008

American PS Store Update 08/21/2008

Without further ado:

Downloadable Games
Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty ($14.99)
EA SPORTS Live Score Tracker ($0.99)

Add-on Game Content
Hot Shots Golf Out Of Bounds: Kratos Character ($1.99)
HAZE Domination Pack (free)
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Dragonforce Track Pack ($6.25)

Rock Band
“Through Being Cool” - Devo ($1.99)
“Girl U Want” - Devo ($1.99)
“Rio” - Duran Duran ($1.99)
“Girls on Film” - Duran Duran
“Get Your Rock On” 1 The Janitors ($0.99)

Game Demos (free)
The Last Guy Demo
STAR WARS The Force Unleashed Demo
NFL Head Coach 09 Demo

Leipzig Game Videos (free)
SCEE Leipzig Software Compilation
Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty Launch Trailer
inFamous Leipzig Trailer
Warhawk Fallen Star Video

Game Videos (free)
The Last Guy Cities Trailer
PAIN Clown Toss Mode Trailer
PAIN Hot n’ Cold Mode Trailer
Vampire Rain Altered Species Trailer 5
Vampire Rain Gameplay Trailer #2
BiA Hell’s Highway Making of #1: Operation
Brothers in Arms Hell’s Highway Making of #2: Roll Call
Madden NFL 09 Backtrack Video
Madden NFL 09 Rewind Video
Madden NFL 09 Virtual Trainer Video

PS3 Themes (free)
Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty Theme
inFamous Theme

PS3 Wallpaper (free)
Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty Wallpaper
Motorstorm Pacific Rift Leipzig Wallpaper
TNA iMPACT! Wrestling Wallpaper (x3)


Now I'm off to force choke some fools, wish me luck!

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European PS Store update 21/08/2008

I don't think anyone can complain about this week's European PS Store update, 4 games, 1 demo a bunch of addons and a ton of trailers, some very nice ones at that.

If you need me, me and Kratos will be slaying golfballs all across the interwebs tonight!



Playable Content
Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty
International Track & Field - PS1(PSP)
Sid Meiers Pirates(PSP)
Medal of Honor: Heroes(PSP)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Demo (Free)


Add-Ons
Buzz! - National Geographic Safari Quiz
HAZE Domination Pack (Free)
Everybody's Golf - Kratos(playable character)
Guitar Hero III - DragonForce Track Pack


Leipzig Trailers
PLAYSTATION Network Showcase
VidZone TrailerPlaying Games Trailer
Sony Online Entertainment Trailer
WipEout HD Trailer
Warhawk: Operation Fallen Star Trailer
Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty Trailer
MotorStorm Pacific Rift Trailer
LittleBigPlanet Trailer
Killzone 2 Trailer
inFamous Trailer
Heavy Rain Trailer
GTI Club+ Trailer
Far Cry 2 Trailer
PlayTV Trailer
Fatal Inertia EX Trailer
Bionic Commando Rearmed Trailer

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Friday, 15 August 2008

US PS Store Update for 14th August

Games

Bionic Commando: Rearmed - $9.99
Street Fighter Alpha (PS1 classic for PSP/PS3) - $5.99

Demos (Free)

Bionic Command: Rearmed
1942: Joint Strike
NHL 2K9
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2009

Add-Ons

Rockband
     “Constant Motion” - Dream Theater ($0.99)
     “Aesthetics of Hate” - Machine Head ($0.99)
     “My Curse” - Killswitch Engage ($0.99)
     “Clouds Over California” - DevilDriver ($0.99)
     “Runnin’ Wild” - Airbourne ($0.99)
     “Sleepwalker” - Megadeth ($0.99)

     Roadrunner Records Pack 1 ($5.99) - includes “Runnin’ Wild” - Airbourne, “Clouds Over California” - DevilDriver, “Constant Motion” - Dream Theater, “My Curse” -Killswitch Engage, “Aesthetics of Hate” - Machine Head , and “Sleepwalker” - Megadeth.

Videos (Free)

The Last Guy Gameplay Trailer 2
Bionic Commando: Rearmed: The Making Of - Part 3
Bionic Commando: Rearmed Launch Trailer
Saints Row 2 – Gangs Trailer
Vampire Rain Gameplay Trailer 1
Vampire Rain Running Alley Trailer
Legendary Behind the Scenes Teaser Trailer
Madden NFL 09 Buzz Video
Madden NFL 09 Announcers Video
Madden NFL 09 Presentation Video
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 : Fusion
Mirror’s Edge Story Trailer 1
AST Dew Tour - Cleveland FMX Jam Session
AST Dew Tour - Cleveland Skate Thrills
AST Dew Tour - Cleveland BMX Highlights
AST Dew Tour - Hear it from Nyquist

PS3 Themes (Free)

BioShock Theme
Bionic Commando: Rearmed Theme (x2)

PS3 Wallpaper (Free)

Bionic Commando: Rearmed Wallpaper (x2)

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Thursday, 14 August 2008

European PS Store update for 14th August

Three demos today for you to try out:

Games

Sheep (PS1 game for PSP/PS3) - £3.49 aprox. €4.40
Driver (PS1 game for PSP/PS3) - £3.49 aprox. €4.40

Demos (all free)

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09
Facebreaker
Monster Madness

Add-ons

Nascar 09 Car Skin 1 - £1.99 aprox. €2.50
Nascar 09 Car Skin 2 - £1.99 aprox. €2.50
Nascar 09 Car Skin 3 - £1.99 aprox. €2.50
Nascar 09 Car Skin 4 - £1.99 aprox. €2.50

Videos (all free)

E3 Shuhei Yoshida interview
Fatel Inertia Ex Trailer 1

Enjoy!

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Make room (in your hard drive) for Quest for Booty

We all love the Ratchet & Clank series. The newest installment (think of it as an expansion) in the series hits the PSN Store on August 21 (but you already knew that, didn't you?).

What you didn't know is the amount of "gigs" it will take up in your hard drive. Well, it's official; 2.3Gb.

Pretty decent, if you consider the amount of gameplay you can squeeze out of it. Rumor has it that it will take about 5 to 6 hours to complete it. For the price of $14.99 (that's about €10/£8), you should consider it a must-have. Especially if you are a fan of the adventurous duet.

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Wednesday, 13 August 2008

EU PS Store improvements coming tomorrow

When the new PlayStation Store was released, everyone agreed it was a positive step forward.

Until we saw that the EU Store wasn't set out quite as well as the US Store.

The problem was highlighted during our recent rant about SCEI and their geographical silos.

Things are, however, improving. And that improvement begins tomorrow.

The EU Store will be gaining the A-Z navigation in the 'All Games' section that works so well in the US. Good news.

Let's hope they continue to improve the store in the future to match its US counterpart.

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Square Enix party video to hit Japanese PS Store tomorrow

Sony have announced that the Japanese PlayStation Store update this week will include footage from the recent Square Enix party.

Whilst we are not totally sure as to what the content may or may not be included, we understand that the footage will contain some of the trailers shown in the 'strictly-no-cameras-allowed' theatre area.

If you have a Japanese PS Store account, set a reminder to check the video section tomorrow for some sweet Final Fantasy XIII action.

[UPDATE] Due to an incorrect Japanese -> English translation, this is actually not right. The footage is hitting PSTV not the PS Store; PSTV is another name for the point-of-sale kiosks in Japan. Thanks to our friend Nofi from TheSixthAxis for pointing us in the right direction...

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Friday, 25 July 2008

Dylan Cuthbert on Eden and more at Ripten

Our friends over at Ripten have a great interview with Dylan Cuthbert of Q-Games.

In the piece, Dylan talks about Eden and the future of Q-Games titles. Go and check it out...

"Patrick: What are some of the ways you introduce new challenges to the player? We played one level where the gravity continually shifts– are there other surprises like that to be found?

Dylan: Yes, the gravity stage is my personal favourite, it’s something I’ve wanted to put in a game since I was about ten years old. Games are abstract so the current trend towards realism is frustrating, we need more games like Portal for example. Anyway, we have a no. of other cool gimmicks in there, and they are introduced to the player over the course of playing the game, so I shouldn’t reveal them too much as it is more fun to be surprised by them..."

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Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Days of the Round Table: PSN titles

In a new feature that has easily the worst name we've made up for a feature ever, we've been involved in a round table discussion with our friends over at TheSixthAxis.

In this edition we discuss some of the new PSN titles that are on their way, following their respective announcements at E3.

So if you want to find out what we and the guys at TSA think of games like Fat Princess, Eden and Rag Doll Kung Fu, hop over to TheSixthAxis now to read the entire mash-up.

Crash Commando:

"Nofi: I thought it looked a bit dull. All this ‘Grunts’ and ‘Jarheads’ is terribly generic. It’s like a side-scroller without any soul.

Michael: Nah. Top of my list and expect future TSAN nights to be made of this.

Dolph: We’re more excited about another ‘Commando’ PSN game right now - shall we say a title that has recently been ‘Rearmed’ - but that doesn’t mean this one won’t get our 2D retro-gaming juices flowing..."

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Friday, 18 July 2008

The Last Guy trailer appears

Looks like our man in Japan was spot on.

Take a look at the newly released trailer for The Last Guy, and you'll see everything we told you was true! Woo hoo!

A 'rescue game', the title seems to take cues from the likes of the classic 'Snake' and 'Centipede' games and ramp up the volume with 'better than Google Earth' visuals and a classic 80's soundtrack.

Go see for yourself what all the fuss is about.

The teaser site has also been updated, and includes hints that more information will be made available on the 25th and 29th July. We'll update you as it happens.

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Thursday, 17 July 2008

European PS Store update for 17th July

Considering we had a big special update earlier this week, it's no surprise that the official update would be a little - shall we say - smaller.

Given that, it is nice to welcome Elefunk to the PSN at last.

Here's the full list:

Games

Elefunk (£4.99)

Demos (all free)

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm

Videos (all free)

Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty E3 Trailer
Siren Blood Curse E3 Trailer

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PS3 local content? Schmocal content! Why Sony's silos need breaking down now...

At the last Sony strategy meeting, held in Tokyo this June, one of the audience members picked Sir Howard Stringer up on his progress in breaking down the 'silos' within Sony.

A year before, Sir Howard had vowed to bring down the silo mentality within Sony Corporation. And to be fair to him, much of the strategy meeting was based around the new integrations between products across different divisions - for example, bringing together products from SCEI, Sony Ericsson and Sony Electronics.

As time goes on, Sir Howard and Sony want to break down the walls and marry more of their products up with each other.

But there is one wall that refuses to fall, no matter how many people appear to trumpet their voices at it.

The geographical split within SCEI.

There are now far too many examples of this silo attitude. The latest regional issue, US exclusivity until 2009 for the new PS Video Store, has been worsened by David Reeves comments from E3 today.

He states that Sony believes "local content is important" which is what Sony are "working on right now. The dates for video content will come later this year."

Local content. Schmocal content!

At what point are movies like Cloverfield, The Bank Job and Rambo 'local'? They have all been distributed globally. They are all global movie brands.

Yes - they may have been released at different times, but timing can be handled through IP location and hardware information without issue.

Yes - Sony may want to play different trailers ahead of the feature, but that can be handled through location-based advertising too.

We also understand that Home is going to be region locked. I won't be able to virtually meet my US friends unless I explicitly invite them to my private Home space. And I won't be able to sit in the public areas and play a game of chess with them. The reason?

Sony don't want you to be watching US adverts if you're in Europe.

Is it really beyond the wit of Sony to feed the right adverts to the right place by using location-aware advertising? I think not.

Whenever I visit other countries and I open up a website, I get local banner advertising on the same sites I visit every day from the UK. Why can't Sony do the same?

The PlayStation Store in Europe is another cause for concern. Did SCEE and SCEA put their heads together when they created the new PS Store categories. No. Apart from a core understanding of the new update process, SCEE went their own way and didn't collaborate with SCEA.

They say it is because they have dozens of sites to update, whereas SCEA only has one. I say it's because they just didn't talk.

Result? We end up with an inferior PS Store with categories that don't make sense.

Silo mentality rules.

What else shows the huge gap in best-practise marketing processes between SCEA and SCEE?

How about Qore - US only; despite being a joint effort with a global media company, Future Publishing. Official PlayStation Blog - US only; despite the fact that the content there is as relevant to Europe as it is to the US.

So whilst Sir Howard may be doing a good job in bringing different Sony divisions together, we would ask him, David Reeves, Kaz Hirai and others to take a look at the geographical silos that still exist within SCEI alone.

Europe - one of the stand-out regions for PS3 sales - is depending on them to deliver, and we see no good reason for the gulf between SCEI's companies to exist.

'Local content' is not a good enough argument.

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E3 2008; ThreeSpeech Got (Video)Game

Our friends over at ThreeSpeech have been getting a little frisky with their video posts of late.

You may have already seen some of these via your local PS Store, but if you've not been able to download them, here's a handy link list that will take you to high-quality moving pictures for your favourite upcoming game.


Enjoy!

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Wednesday, 16 July 2008

E3 2008; PS Store special update

So, you're hankering for more E3 news, huh?

Well head on over to your friendly PS Store and download the massive amount of videos and content that have been uploaded today.

For a full list of what is available, visit our friends at ThreeSpeech.

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Thursday, 10 July 2008

European PS Store update for 10th July

Echochrome finally makes its way to the European store today, despite having been available in Japan and the US for a while.

Both the PS3 and PSP versions are available for your buying pleasure.

Other than that, it's a bit of a lacklustre update. Where, for example, is Elefunk, which has now appeared on the Japanese store? Why has Super Puzzle Fighter still not made an appearance, despite the fact that the US version now supports multiple languages?

We can't complain too much, given the massive improvement of late regarding EU Store updates, but sometimes we do wonder why the content gulf still exists between regions.

Here's the list:

Games

Echochrome for PS3 (£6.99)
Echochrome for PSP (£4.99)

Demos (all free)

Top Spin 3

Add-ons

High Velocity Bowling - Amber Vorhees (£0.69)

Videos (all free)

Echochrome trailer
Movement - 8 videos
Kung Fu Panda movie trailer

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Thursday, 26 June 2008

European PS Store update for 26th June

So, you downloaded the MGS Database from the US or Japanese stores and then realised it doesn't recognise your PAL game save data, huh?

Fear no more, as the EU version of the database wings its merry way onto our PS3s in today's update.

We also get the Commando 3 demo, a free WoW track for GH III, a new character for PAIN and Pursuit Force for the PSP.

There's a whole lot more PAIN content coming over the next few weeks, with new areas to smash through and additional characters, so 'Nigel' is just the beginning.

Here's the full list:

Games

Metal Gear Solid Database (free)
Pursuit Force - full PSP game (£14.99)

Demos (all free)

Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3

Add-ons

Guitar Hero III - World of Warcraft track pack (free)
PAIN - Nigel character pack (£0.69)

Videos (all free)

Call of Duty: World at War trailer
Prince of Persia trailer
PAIN Characters trailer
Prince Caspian movie trailer

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PS3 set to deliver worldwide daily news

During the Sony Strategic Meeting in Tokyo today, Sony announced a service that will allow PS3 owners to view daily world news interactively.

The system, billed under their Life with PlayStation brand, allows you to zoom around a virtual globe (not unlike the one in the Folding@Home application) and gain world news from various cities. The service will allow later on for geo-tagged pictures to be viewed on the globe, and is part of a whole slew of non-game services Sony are planning for the future.

The idea is a simple one. Since many people switch on their TVs in the morning to get news of what is going on, Sony want you to switch on your PS3 as well and use that to deliver the information you require, whilst playing music in the background and linking into other services to be announced in the future.

Since this new Life with PlayStation brand has been announced in a Strategic Meeting that concentrated on services that will be launched before March 2009, I think we can assume these new features will appear in the following eight months.

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Latest Sony presentation reveals Video Store, new PSP features

As a public company, Sony have to provide a lot of information on their corporate websites.

One such presentation was made available today, and it included a great deal of useful information on the future of the PlayStation brand.

So what are the key items that have made us sit up and listen?

  • The long-awaited PlayStation Video Store is shown in the slides and we believe it is due to arrive in the Summer.
  • The PS3 and PSP combined have sold over 50 million units.
  • Around 86 peta bytes of data have been downloaded from the PSN.
  • The PSP will gain it's own native version of the PS Store.

There is a suggestion that the PSP will be able to play PS3 titles using Remote Play, but since Lair is the example they use it could just be that one game that allows this functionality!

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Thursday, 19 June 2008

European PS Store update for 19th June

Despite some talk that the European PS Store updates were going to slow down, this seems like another credible update. Two demos, a slew of add-ons and the usual videos and themes.

Of course, you may have already played the two demos from the US Store, so for those of you that did, I'm afraid you'll be wondering whether the add-ons are more up your street. And it's likely that if you enjoy playing Warhawk, you won't need the Booster Combo pack either.

But still, it's a reasonable update. Here's the full list:

Demos (all free)

Civilization Revolution
Dark Sector

Add-ons

Warhawk - Booster Combo Pack (Operation Omega Dawn and Operation Broken Mirror) (£4.99)
Guitar Hero III - Coldplay track pack (£3.99)
Everybody's Golf: World Tour - Oceania Resort Course (£2.99)
High Stakes Poker add-on (free)

Videos (all free)

GT Academy Launch Film
Battlefield: Bad Company trailers (x3)
Movement - Old Man trailer
Movement - Preview trailer

Wallpapers and themes (all free)

High Velocity Bowling - Postcard theme
High Velocity Bowling - Bowl theme
High Velocity Bowling - Strike theme
Pain - Nigel theme

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Tuesday, 3 June 2008

SCEA launches Qore on the PS Store this week

Qore is a new PS Store-based 'magazine' that will include news, videos and information on all things PS3, presented by Veronica Belmont.

There will be all sorts of special content inside Qore, including access to demos, beta invitations and game add-ons. The downside? Qore is a SCEA-only initiative, so we're not going to get to see it over here in Europe any time soon.

Priced at $2.99 per 'episode' or $24.99 for an annual subscription containing 13 editions, the first will be made available this Thursday on the US PS Store.

After such a good showing recently by SCEE on the weekly PS Store updates, it's a shame to see the balance of power shift massively Stateside once more.

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Thursday, 29 May 2008

European PS Store update for 29th May

It has been one of the titles that we feel has been held back for far too long, especially since the US version gained an update that allowed you to select various languages over a month ago, but Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix is finally here.

In addition, there's an Army of Two map pack, Rayman (PS1) and MediEvil Resurrection (PSP).

Here's the full list:

Games

Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (£6.99)
Rayman - PS1 game for PS3/PSP (£3.49)
MediEvil Resurrection - PSP game (£14.99)

Add-ons

Army of Two Veteran map pack (free)

Videos (all free)

Metal Gear Solid 4 - E3 Trailer
Overlord - Trailer
Super Stardust HD - Solo & Teamplay Trailer

Wallpapers & Themes (all free)

PixelJunk Monsters wallpaper
Prince of Persia wallpaper (x2)

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Thursday, 22 May 2008

European PS Store update for 22nd May

No full games this week, but a good mix of demos for both the PS3 and PSP, as well as a bunch of add-ons, videos, themes and wallpapers.

I say 'demos' but as far as the PS3 is concerned, I mean 'demo'. Having already experienced the pain of Iron Man from the US PS Store, I won't want to relive the experience again.

We played The Bourne Conspiracy already too, and I have to report the actual game is looking better than the demo, which seems to have too many 'breaks' to show how fluid the finished product is.

Here's the full list:

Demos (all free)

The Bourne Conspiracy
Iron Man
Everybody's Golf 2
Beginner's demo for PSP
Everybody's Golf 2 Intermediate demo for PSP
Ultimate Board Games Collection demo for PSP

Add-ons

High Stakes Poker video chat (free)
Go!Explore map packs for PSP (£14.99 each)

Videos (all free)

Haze music video
High Stakes: Poker trailer
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull movie trailer

Themes and Wallpapers (all free)

PixelJunk Monsters: Encore wallpaper
PixelJunk Monsters: Encore theme
echochrome wallpaper

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Thursday, 15 May 2008

European PS Store update for 15th May

What an update!

SCEE have certainly been putting things right since the new store came our way, but it looks like this could be one of the biggest updates we have ever seen.

Not only do we get to finally play Dark Mist (and for less than a fiver), but today's update also sees the arrival of the PixelJunk Monsters expansion.

There is also a downloadable version of WipEout Pure for your PSP (in case you didn't pick it up on UMD), another classic PS1 game that will have RTS fans cheering and an Overlord demo.

Not to mention two additional characters for one of our recent Big Three titles, Everybody's Golf: World Tour.

Throw in a bunch of videos, themes and wallpapers, and you're done.

Here's the full list:

Games

Dark Mist (£4.99)
C&C Red Alert - PS1 game for PS3/PSP (£3.49)
WipEout Pure - PSP game (£14.99)

Demos (all free)

Overlord

Add-ons

PixelJunk Monsters: Encore expansion (£1.99)
Everybody's Golf: World Tour - 'Alex' character (£0.69)
Everybody's Golf: World Tour - 'Gloria' character (£0.69)

Videos (all free)

Dark Sector launch trailer
Burnout Paradise trailers (2 of them)
Brothers In Arms trailer 2
Haze 'TV Ad' trailer

Themes and Wallpapers (all free)

Overlord wallpapers (5 of them)
Overlord theme
Warhawk themes (2 of them)
Eye of Judgment themes (2 of them)
PAIN themes (10 of them)

Don't forget it is Haze Week at PS3 Attitude starting Monday, including our biggest competition yet. Find out more and download the Tiny Trooper wallpapers now.

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Tuesday, 6 May 2008

PlayStation Day 2008; European PS Store update for 6th May

As we revealed earlier today, there was going to be an additional update to celebrate the PlayStation Day event in London.

We knew about some of the items on the list, but were surprised to see the likes of High Velocity Bowling finally appear in Europe.

Here's the full list of items you can download today:

Games

Blast Factor Advanced (£4.99)
High Velocity Bowling (£4.99)
Street Skater - PS1 game for PSP/PS3 (£3.49)

Demos (all free)

Haze
Condemned 2

Add-ons

High Velocity Bowling - Mike (£0.69)

Videos (all free)

Buzz! Quiz TV
Secret Agent Clank
Siren: Blood Curse
Motorstorm: Pacific Rift
PS Day Showcase

Amongst all these updates you'll have noticed two name changes; one we knew about a few days ago, the other was announced today. Yes, Motorstorm 2 is officially subtitled Pacific Rift, and Siren: New Translation has been, erm, translated to Siren: Blood Curse.

Look out for another date as usual this Thursday.

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Haze demo and Motorstorm 2 on the PS Store today

To coincide with the PlayStation Day event in London, there will be an additional update to the PlayStation Store today.

Look out for an update later on this afternoon that includes a new Motorstorm 2 trailer and, most importantly, a Haze demo.

The Haze demo will take you through the opening level of our new favourite FPS.

We'll have more news from the PlayStation Day event as it unfolds.

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Thursday, 1 May 2008

European PS Store update for 1st May

So far since the launch of the new PS Store, European has seen it's fair share of good quality updates. Certainly, the situation appears to be much better than before and SCEE seem to be coming good on their promise that they would 'sort the situation out' by the Summer.

It would be a shame, therefore, to see a lacklustre update this week, wouldn't it?

Here's the full list of available items:

Games

Ape Quest (£8.99)

Add-ons

Need for Speed Pro Street - Bugatti Veyron (£1.99)
Need for Speed Pro Street - Mclaren F1 (£1.99)
Need for Speed Pro Street - Premium Car Pack (£3.49)
Need for Speed Pro Street - Premium Car Pack 2 (£3.49)
Snakeball - Team Mode Pack (£1.99)
Kane & Lynch - Fragile Alliance Maps (free)

Demos (all free)

Ape Quest Starter Pack

Videos (all free)

Ironman movie trailer

Wallpapers and Themes (all free)

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Theme
Dark Sector Theme
Haze Theme
Haze Wallpaper

Obviously, anyone still playing Kane & Lynch can't complain about the value for money the extra map pack represents, but the big news of the week has to be Ape Quest.

Including the instantly recognisable characters from the Ape Escape franchise, this is an RPG-style quest that sees you battling evil in the kingdom of Toqsica. You can download a starter pack and then pick up the full game if you like it.

There are also a good range of extra vehicles for Need for Speed, although we're wondering if anyone is still playing the 'street racer' since the release of Burnout Paradise. One point though - to use the car packs you must own the version of Need for Speed: Pro Street that has the disc ID BLES-00175 (you'll usually find this printed on the disc under the PlayStation logo).

So on balance, another good update from SCEE. Here's hoping the momentum carries through for the foreseeable future.


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Monday, 28 April 2008

Capcom announce six PSN titles in Europe for 2008

We've been excited about Capcom's Bionic Commando: Rearmed for some time now. The re-imagining of a classic 2d action-platformer, BC:R is a perfect example of the type of 'classic game reuventation' we had in mind when ThreeSpeech featured our guest article.

Now, Capcom have confirmed titles and release windows for a whole range of PSN titles, available this year on the PlayStation Store.

As well as BC:R, which is due to arrive any time now, they have announced 1942: Joint Strike will appear this Summer. Another update to a classic top-down shooter, this could be another exciting update.

In addition, you can expect to see Plunder and the long-awaited Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix arrive in the Summer months. Plunder is a real-time strategy game developed for Capcom by Certain Affinity.

Finally, Capcom also announced two titles that have no current launch window - Wolf of the Battlefield and Talisman.

Talisman is the videogame version of the classic board game from Games Workshop. Apparently, this title was meant to coincide with the release of the 4th edition of the popular board game when it launched late last year, but Capcom halted work on the title to seek a new developer.

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Thursday, 24 April 2008

European PS Store update for 24th April

It is the second week since the PS Store got it's shiny new look and we're treated to our third update already. Both the 'launch day' bonus items and the regular weekly update brought Europe a good amount of new stuff to get our teeth into - so what about this week?

The big news is the CoD4 Variety Pack has arrived. The pack, which brings us four new multiplayer maps - Broadcast, Creek, Chinatown and Killhouse - appeared on the store (after a short delay - it wasn't there initially). Speaking of CoD4, don't forget that this weekend is 'Double XP' weekend in CoD4, and Friday is 'play with the devs' day between 19:00 to 22:00 UK time and from 01:00 to 04:00 UK time on Saturday morning.

There is also a CoD4 v1.30 patch that is available now when you launch the game. The patch adds two new game modes that take advantage of the Variety Pack maps.

Here's what is included in the update:

Games

Bishi Bashi Special (PS1 game for PS3/PSP) (£3.49)
Command & Conquer (PS1 game for PS3/PSP) (£3.49)
Flow (PSP version) (£4.99)

Add-ons

Call of Duty 4 Variety Pack (£6.99)

Demos (all free)

Rocketmen: Axis of Evil - PS3 Demo
God of War: Chains of Olympus - PSP Demo

Videos (all free)

Resistance 2 announcement trailer
Warhawk Broken Mirror trailer
Viking trailers (2 videos)
Timeshift trailers (3 videos)

Wallpapers and Themes (all free)

MGS4 Sneak Out wallpaper
Dark Sector wallpaper
Motorstorm wallpapers (7 images)

The release of two new PS1 games will appeal to some gamers who like their fix 'retro-style'. The Rocketmen demo is the same as the one we played from the US Store a little while back, and you may remember our review of the game.

It is nice to see a full game and a demo for the PSP appear, further showing the improving bond between the PS3 and its little brother.

As far as the Variety Pack in concerned, some may argue that £6.99 is a lot to pay for four new maps. The Xbox 360 version of the Variety Pack was 800 MS points I believe, which equates to about $10. $10 in local money is £5.10, so £6.99 does appear slightly inflated.

Having said that, you can't buy a coffee for you and your mates in London for less than that, let alone a few beers. We still think it's reasonable value, but it would have been nice to see some price parity.

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Tuesday, 15 April 2008

AU Store; 'I Got The Music In Me' - not any more you don't...

Whilst the 2.30 update has brought along a shiny new PlayStation Store that seems to be winning universal praise, it appears there is a downside if you're in Australia.

Not only do our antipodean friends have to deal with a version of GTA: IV that looks more like the Coke Side of Life, now we have discovered that something else is missing.

The one thing that made the AU Store stand out from the crowd was the availability of free music videos from Sony BMG artists. Not only is there no category for music videos anywhere on the new store, but all the pre-existing videos have been taken down.

So if you were pining for that Bic Runga video you accidentally deleted, I'm afraid you'll have to find it elsewhere.

Of course, this does mean that there's a good chance the much-rumoured music and movie download service might be just around the corner. Does this new firmware have even more delights in 'store' than we thought?


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Firmware 2.30 arrives, along with a PS Store update

Sony sure do know how to make us happy right now.

Not only does firmware 2.30 hit the network before most people have woken up, but the nice new PlayStation Store has a few updates included in it as well.

The first thing you notice is just how fast the new store loads in comparison to the old one. And the zoom 'n' fade between windows is much better in real life than it showed up on the walkthrough video.

In terms of new content, there is an awesome update for Super Stardust HD that adds four new game modes and a retro soundtrack, amongst other things.

We have some new Guitar Hero III content from the band Dropkick Murphys and then there's the Sega Superstars Demo we were expecting to hit on Thursday.

Finally, we get a Bionic Commando Rearmed trailer and a second Lost Planet trailer.

This is good, but it's going to get better this week with the arrival of Metal Gear Online and the next Warhawk expansion - Operation Broken Mirror.

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Monday, 14 April 2008

PlayStation Store; so long, farewell...

It probably won't have escaped your notice that the PlayStation Store is 'down for maintenance' at the moment as we lead up to the release of firmware 2.30 and the brand spanking new store.

So now seems like the perfect opportunity to say a fond farewell to the old, browser-based PS Store.

There have been times, being in the UK, when we wondered if the Store was worth having at all. The occasional nonsense update from SCEE has left us scratching our quite considerable heads.

But overall, and never forgetting it is a free service, we have enjoyed a good array of demos, games, add-ons, videos, wallpapers, themes and the odd surprise here and there.

Tomorrow is the big reveal - look out for your PS3 nagging you for an update. That'll be your cue to download v2.30 and gain access to the shiny new store.

Then check again Thursday for the first update of the new era. We already know what's coming to the PS Store this week, and if that is an indication of times to come then we should all be very happy indeed.

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Friday, 11 April 2008

Metal Gear Online beta coming next week

Metal Gear Online has been offered as a beta for people that pre-order in the US and Japan, and we've been wondering what will happen to a European beta.Konami said earlier in the week that the beta was definitely coming to Europe, but still we had no details of how to get access.

Now, SCEE have confirmed that a completely open beta program will start next Thursday (17th) as part of the new store's first update. Yes - you'll be able to play MGO next week and you don't even have to pre-order MGS4.

In addition to the MGO beta, Europe will also get a Lair update that allows you to control the game using the analogue sticks, some new dragons for Lair, a Sega Superstar Tennis demo (same one that hit the US a few weeks back) and - importantly - Warhawk's Operation Broken Mirror map and APV pack.

There will also be a smattering of videos, including the latest GTA: IV trailer.

If this is how European updates are going to look in the future, we all have nothing to worry about!

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Thursday, 10 April 2008

New PlayStation Store coming on 15th April

I'm sure you don't need reminding, but there will be no update today whilst we await Firmware 2.30 and the new-look PS Store.

But as promised, SCEA have presented us with a walk-through video of the upgraded store, presented by Grace Chen - the woman that posts on the Official PlayStation Blog about the usual weekly US store updates.

In addition, it has now been confirmed that the 2.30 update will happen on the 15th April. 'But that's not a Thursday', I hear you cry. Because the update happens on a Tuesday, we're not sure whether the firmware will simply allow you access to the new store with the existing content, or whether the new items we're expecting will arrive with it. Sony aren't confirming either way.

Take a look at the video below and look out for your firmware update this coming Tuesday.

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Wednesday, 9 April 2008

ThreeSpeech feature our guest article

Many thanks to the guys at ThreeSpeech, who were good enough today to feature a guest article we wrote.

'5 Remakes Perfect For The PlayStation Network' is our countdown of the five games from back when we were playing around with the C64, Amiga, Atari ST and MSX machines that would be perfect for re-imagining on the PSN.

Enjoy the article, and don't be shy - leave us a comment here and at ThreeSpeech!

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Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Home on the way this month?

We don't usually do rumours here at PS3 Attitude, but this one is too interesting to pass up.

Our friends at The Sixth Axis have discovered details of Home 1.00 being available on the PSN, even though the download itself won't do anything just now - it's locked by Sony.

The download was made available using a Folding@Home exploit - again, not a topic we usually go for here since we're not interested in exploits and, *cough*, questionable activities.

Go read about it over at The Sixth Axis and then cross your fingers for the next nine days!

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Friday, 4 April 2008

Latest PlayStation Store screens show new features

Grace Chen over at the Official PlayStation Blog has been reminding us that there will be no updates until the new PS Store is unleashed.

Whilst Grace has confirmed what we knew - a video will be out next week to walk us through the new Store - the new screenshots that were put up at the blog show off an extra feature not seen before.

Looking at the third picture in our gallery (below), you'll see a 'preview' button. Some keen readers spotted this and asked what previews we can expect, and Grace had the - erm - grace to reply:


"Sometimes it will be a video, other times it may be screenshots."
Simply put, in some cases you'll be able to watch a preview video of the game you're about to buy, which is a great idea.

The red bag you see in one of the screens signifies that you have already bought that item.

Along with the 'filter by type of game' functionality and the altogether fresher look, this update is looking mighty nice.

In case you hadn't heard, the new Store doesn't use the browser as it's engine and will require a firmware upgrade to version 2.30. It will still be region-free, so those of us with multiple region accounts won't be locked out.



PlayStation Store Redesign

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Monday, 31 March 2008

No PSN updates for at least two weeks

Whilst SCEE roll out the much-anticipated new look PS Store, there will be zero (nada, none, zilch etc.) updates for us to enjoy.

You'll still be able to access everything that is already on the store, of course, but there is a freeze on new content whilst they upgrade the back-end.

The new interface looks a lot easier to use than the existing one, and the changes are expected to come through before the 17th.

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Friday, 28 March 2008

European PS Store update for 28th March

Yes - we know. It's Friday.

Despite hanging around (well, actually I was playing GT5: Prologue on Blu-ray) until about 02:30 this morning, the weekly update just didn't appear.

We know that the original plan was to have the update arrive early evening yesterday. Then there were rumours that things would be held back until the GTA: IV trailer launched. Either way, something broke.

And that is, after all, what software does. It breaks every now and then. Regardless of whether you're on a free network like the PSN, or if you pay a monthly fee like on XBL, it is occasionally not going to work. It's just unfortunate that it didn't work on the day many people were looking forward to downloading the PSN version of GT5: Prologue.

So other than the biggest download of the year so far and the one-day delay, what else was made news on the PS Store today?

Here's the list:

Games

GT5: Prologue (£24.99)
Reel Fishing (for PSP and PS3; £3.49)

Demos (all free)

EUFA EURO 2008

Add-ons

Turok Map Pack (£1.99)
Unreal Tournament III Map Pack (free)
Eye of Judgement Biolith Rebellion Set 2 (£6.99)

Videos (all free)

GT5: Prologue TV trailer
Dark Sector - five trailers
Everybody's Golf World Tour trailer
Eye of Judgement Biolith Rebellion Set 2 trailer
Dynasty Warriors 6 Producer Q&A

Two full games (one of them monumental), a demo, two map packs, the extra card set for Eye of Judgement and a bunch of videos.

I'd say that was worth the extra day, wouldn't you?

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Thursday, 20 March 2008

European PS Store updates for 20th March



Let the bone crunching begin!

PAIN has finally arrived as expected on the European PS Store. We're really pleased to see it has made it's way over here and can't wait to start tossing mimes (no, that's not a euphemism for anything else, before you ask).

So what else came our way today in what Sony are saying will be "the end of poor EU updates"?

Here's the full list:

Games

PAIN (£4.99)

Add-ons

PAIN - Cookie character (£0.69)
PAIN - Hung Lo character (£0.69)
PAIN - Santa character (£0.69)
PAIN - Scurv Dogg character (£0.69)
PAIN - Muffy character (£0.69)
PAIN - Ginger character (£0.69)
PAIN - Fun with Explosives Pack (free)
Stranglehold - Map Pack (£9.99)

Videos (all free)

Motorstorm is Back - Motorstorm 2 trailer

It's nice to get a decent update. In fact it's the best one of the year so far, and that's just because PAIN is finally here with all it's extra add-ons as promised. Admittedly, the rest of the content is still a little lacking, but we're not complaining too much - the Strangehold Map Pack is welcome too.

Let's hope SCEE will keep to their word and ensure that future weekly PS Store updates will be as good, if not better!

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PS3 Easter Eggs for your delectation

It's that time of the year when everyone's thoughts turn to the holiday season immediately following the one that is actually happening. So whilst real Easter Eggs started appearing in the shops around Christmas, we're going to keep things traditional and give you ours today.

Here's a run down of our three favourite PS3 Easter Eggs so far:


1. The gnome in Resistance: Fall of Man

Found by a chap calling himself Microdot (maybe he works for MI5), this little fella is reminiscent of the Travelocity Gnome. You can find him "in the area just after you get dropped at the gorge on the rescue mission", according to the aforementioned 'dot.



2. God of War armour in Heavenly Sword

This one was found by XxBigP123xX (heaven knows how you pronounce that) and is seen in Kai's mission. It's nice to see that the people at Ninja Theory gave a little nod to that other great swords-n-sandals epic.




3. Hidden interviews during E3 2007

SCEA played games with us all during E3 2007 and hid away a bunch of videos on the PlayStation Store. For example, by visiting the Super Rub-a-Dub folder, you were treated to a LittleBigPlanet interview; a Ratchet & Clank interview was hidden inside a Ridge Racer 7 folder. In all SCEA treated us to seven interview videos scattered around the PS Store.

Have you found any Easter Eggs in PS3 games or on the console? Tell us about your favourite finds in the comments section...

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Tuesday, 18 March 2008

PAIN and Call of Duty 4 'feature' patch on the way this week

It seems like an eternity has passed since PAIN was first launched in the US, but the wait is finally over.

Not only will PAIN be released in Europe this week (on Thursday as usual) but several of the expansion packs that have been trickling into the US Store over the last four months will be released with it, ensuring we gain as much PAIN as we can handle.

In fact, this may be a turnaround for the EU PS Store as Sony were quoted as saying that last week's update would be "the last bad one for a while". Let's hope that's true.

We also have heard word that the Call of Duty 4 feature patch (officially being called the Variety Patch for some reason) will reach us this week as well. We know the patch has already been in the certification process for around a week and a half, so we would expect it to be made available towards the end of this week.

We already covered the details of the CoD4 patch in a previous story, so go and have a read to make sure you're familiar with all the changes.

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Thursday, 13 March 2008

European PS Store updates for 13th March

Another week, another poor showing on the EU PS Store.

This week we do get some more GH III content, but that's about all you can look forward to.

After last week's announcement that PAIN would be coming in March, we're now absolutely certain it will hit next week. We're also pretty sure that Europe will finally see the Shivering Isles add-on for Oblivion soon following last week's trailer.

But all of this anticipation isn't helping SCEE's cause. The natives are getting restless on this side of the pond, and we need to see some decent content arrive in order to even begin to fix the lasting reputation the EU PS Store is getting.

Let's hope that next week sees the beginning of better times ahead.

Here's the list:

Add-ons

Guitar Hero III - Modern Metal track pack (£3.99) - three songs from artsists such as Avenged Sevenfold, Thrice and Deftones

Videos (all free)

Elefunk trailer

Themes (all free)

PixeJunk Monsters

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Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Full Details; NOVASTRIKE gunning for the PS Store

Tiki Games, who previously delivered the PSP exclusive Galaxy's End, are about to launch NOVASTRIKE on to the PSN.

Available soon via the PS Store, NOVASTRIKE is a top-down shooter reminiscent of arcade shooters from the 80's and 90's - just with better graphics of course!

We have the full details of what to expect when NOVASTRIKE hits the PS Store:

  • Seven challenging stages driven by objective-based goals
  • Free-roaming flight
  • Progressive weapon acquisition and upgrade system: as the player collects weapon drops from enemy ships the weapons themselves become available to the Scythe (the name of your ship) - there are nine base weapon systems, each with three subsequent upgrade levels
  • Air and ground targets: two separate weapon systems allow the player to combat both air and ground opponents
  • You're not alone: friendly fighters, bombers, and destroyers will aid you in your efforts to vanquish the Draelus invasion
  • DualShock 3 support
  • Continuing support: Tiki Games will be developing additional content for NOVASTRIKE throughout 2008
"NOVASTRIKE takes its roots from the toughest shoot-'em-ups, and brings that gameplay into a free-roaming, unpredictable space - and when players think they’ve conquered that, our continued support for the game will keep them on their toes with all-new game content." - Kevin McCann, President and Creative Director, Tiki Games

Check out the action in the video below, plus various screenshots, and drop by the official NOVASTRIKE website for more news.




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Friday, 7 March 2008

Rocketmen demo fired up, misses target

Yesterday finally saw the release of Capcom's Rocketmen: Axis of Evil on he PS Store in the US. The game was also launched two days ago on the X360.

The first we saw of Rocketmen was almost a year ago (April 2007 in fact) when Capcom released the initial batch of screenshots. The release date was originally Autumn 2007, so has the game benefitted from being in the kiln for an extra two seasons?

The graphical style of the game is the first thing that makes you feel uneasy. The cel-shaded comic-book style graphics are pleasing to the eye, but the animation on the title screen and in the many, may cut-scenes is - frankly - bizarre.

The opening title, for example, shows three of the main characters jittering around in front of you like they all have ADD.

When you fire up the demo you are given the opportunity to create a character, and the options allow you a good amount of customisation. If you go ahead an buy the full game in order to earn lots of the various credits the game offers a good number of additional customisations become available.

It is after creating your character that you are subjected to the most bizarre graphical style choice yet - cut-scenes that quickly snap each character into a fixed pose for seconds until they've delivered their line from the (not funny or interesting) script. The result is quite unnerving, as the characters jump from line to line as if you're watching them in a strange 0.2 frames-per-second mode.

The amount of cut-scenes also detracts from the action. Just when you're in the middle of some frantic shooting against the martian hordes, you will brush past a pick-up only to be launched into a whole speech about the item you touched.

But the worst element of Rocketmen, the one thing that makes it almost unbearable to play, is the camera.

The camera moves you forward towards your next natural goal, but it moves very slowly in comparison to your character. Whilst this might be a gameplay choice the developers thought would promote movement strategy, in reality it's just plain annoying.

However, that is not the most heinous crime the camera commits.

The viewpoint moves you forward towards your next goal but doesn't allow you to go back. Because it seems to move you based on certain trigger items (i.e. when you pick up something, the camera assumes that part of the level is done and so moves you on) you often find that you can't collect the items that were dropped by the martians after you sent them packing.

Even worse, the camera often pushes you forward into clumps of martian enemies leaving you absolutely no space on the screen to avoid their rapid-fire pistols.

Rocketmen could have been good fun but the bizarre animation, annoying cut-scenes and terrible camera mechanic ruin the game entirely. No amount of funky weapons, armoured clothing and character customisations will ever make it fun enough to play for long.

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Thursday, 6 March 2008

European PS Store updates for 6th March

The PlayStation Store has been updated once again. Will we get more than we did last week? Well, we couldn't get any less, could we?

In fact, it's not a bad update at all if you like add-ons.

The flOw expansion pack has made its way over to Europe. flOw has always been a little but of a favourite here at PS3 Attitude. When you've had a stressful day, it has a happy knack of unwinding the knots in your muscles faster than a massusse on crack - and with no pressure to have a 'happy ending'.

Guitar Hero III content is always welcome, and No Doubt is as good a track pack to have - even if it's just for 'Don't Speak'.

Here's the full list:

Add-ons

flOw expansion pack (£1.99)
Guitar Hero III - No Doubt Track Pack (£3.99)

Videos (all free)

Oblivion Shivering Isles trailer
WipEout HD trailer
Uncharted 'DJ Shadow' trailer
The Pursuit of Happyness Blu-ray movie trailer
Reign Over Me Blu-ray movie trailer
Perfect Stranger Blu-ray movie trailer

Themes (all free)

Graffiti

So - two add-ons amongst a bunch of videos and a theme. Like I said - it can't be worse than last week!

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Wednesday, 5 March 2008

PlayStation Store gets a spring clean

There have been rumours floating around for days, but we can now confirm the PlayStation Store is going to get a big overhaul in the early part of April.

At the Destination PlayStation show recently (you know, the retailer event where they announced the Metal Gear Solid 4 release date) Sony gave details of the changes. Because nothing concrete came out of that event, rumours spread quickly about the possibilities - including talk of a new video store that allows you to download movies and music videos.

SCEA's John Hight has now told the guys and gals at Gamasutra:

"We give [Sony's PSN team] a lot of feedback based on how our customers are reacting to things, and I think you will see a pretty big change in the PlayStation Network in the early part of April, where we roll out some new interface stuff largely based on customer feedback. Simplification, cutting down on the number of mouse clicks, making it easier to find stuff that you want to find... that's kind of an outgrowth of us having more content now, so we have to make sure that you can get at it easily."
So whilst details of the video store are still thin on the ground, we do now know that the PS Store will look very different this coming month. We'll keep our ear to the ground for more details as they are confirmed.

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Tuesday, 4 March 2008

PAIN finally on the way, along with Elefunk and echochrome

It's been a long, long wait, but according to a recent press release from Sony, PAIN will arrive on the PlayStation Store this month.

When it does launch here it will be accompanied by some of the additional characters already available in the US, with plans to release up to ten additional ragdolls.

The press release also states that Elefunk will launch in April whilst echochrome will turn up this May.

Elefunk is a game that requires you to build routes from various materials to stop the herd falling into a pit of oblivion. It looks cute and sounds like a pachyderm version of Lemmings.

If you want to get an early taste of echochrome, don't forget the Japanese PS Store will get a demo this week.

That still means there's a whole bunch of releases Sony are keeping from the PS Store, but this is a good start. And whilst the press release didn't mention anything specific, we do know that Super Puzzle Fighter is now in various European languages, so surely that can't be far behind.

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Friday, 29 February 2008

Echochrome demo coming to Japan next week

Want to get an early taste of what Echochrome has to offer? You do?! Good.

Because next week the PS3 version of Echochrome will be made available, in demo form, on the Japanese PS Store. Not only that, but the PSP version will also be available via the PlayStation Store for PC and at the various PlayStation Spot locations across Japan.

So for those of you who have a Japanese PSN account, get ready for some mad Escher-like black & white puzzling - your first taste of Echochrome's brilliance is less than a week away.

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Thursday, 28 February 2008

European PS Store updates for 28th February

It's officially the worst update on the European PS Store ever.

I'm not going to say any more about it right now. The list speaks for itself:

Videos (all free)

Haze - new Boss Speech trailer
Conflict: Denied Ops - Dev Diary #4

We're in a state of shock. Surely this can't be it. More to come on this story later...

[UPDATE]

OK - so we checked and checked and this is really it. Just two videos.

Conflict: Denied Ops is ok as games go, but it just doesn't cut it in a market flooded with FPS titles.

Haze - on the other hand - we care about. We've played it. It's awesome.

We'll save you the bother of actually downloading the trailer they posted on the PS Store today though - you can watch it below.

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Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Super Puzzle Fighter finally coming to Europe?

Over the weekend the US version of Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (try saying that 10 times fast, when drunk) got an update.

Capcom released details of the update and, in their own words, here's what changed:

  • Voice Chat added!

  • Localized for English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish

  • A few oddball bugs got fixed as well, including one that personally annoyed me: Previously people did not get a loss if they lost connection (or *cough*pulled*cough*) in a ranked game. Now the, uh… “disconnected” will get a loss upon completion of their next ranked game.

I say 'in their own words' because we'd never spell 'localised' with a 'z'.

So does that mean we are finally going to see Super Puzzle Fighter II etc. etc. come to the European PS Store at last?!

We can't get any confirmation as yet, but we sure hope so.

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Friday, 22 February 2008

US PS Store updates for 21st February

This weeks US update was a little poor, just not quite as bad as the woeful EU PS Store update we 'enjoyed' yesterday.
Since we already know there will be a Rock Band track pack every week, that almost goes without saying from now on.

Jet Moto 3 made it's debut for the PS1/PSP and the PixelJunk Monsters demo also hit the store, just in case you hadn't already picked up the full title I guess.

Other than that the update was full of game and movie trailers, mostly MLB 08 The Show oriented.

The only point of interest for me was the two new game modes for PAIN. But then since PAIN still hasn't been release in Europe, I shouldn't care really!

The US update was always going to be a bit light due to GDC, but I don't see what excuse SCEE has for the EU update.

As usual, the full list is available from the Official PlayStation Blog, although this week they neglected to mention the PAIN add-ons.

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Thursday, 21 February 2008

European PS Store updates for 21st February

Sparse.

Let me just say that again.

S-P-A-R-S-E

That's what the update says to me today.

There's the Lost Planet Demo that was already on the US store (then off again, then back on, thanks to bugs). There's some video for Assassin's Creed (which has been out for months) and Conflict: Denied Ops (which is a disasterous FPS) and there are a couple of DMC4 wallpapers and a theme.

The only minor saving grace is that Snakeball is finally in Europe. It's fun, but the gameplay is way over-complicated to be a classic. At a shade under five quid, I'm passing thanks. If it was £2 or less like LocoRoco Cocoreccho was, it would be a no brainer.

Here's the full list:

Games

Snakeball (£4.99)

Demos (all free)

Lost Planet - Online

Video (all free)

Conflict: Denied Ops - Launch
Assassin's Creed - Developer Diary 'Altair'

Wallpapers (all free)

Devil May Cry 4 (x2)

Themes (all free)

Sports

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GDC 08; Top PSN download list shows EU/US taste divide

Our friends over at PS3 Fanboy were privy to a presentation by Sony yesterday about the top 10 PSN purchases and demos in both the US and Europe.

The results are interesting, not only because somehow Mortal Kombat II made it on to both the EU and US list!

In the US flOw is the number 1 best seller, whilst in Europe the plaudits go to Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection.

Of course, much of the 'taste difference' between the Atlantically-challenged continents will be down to the simple fact that some of the top US titles still haven't made there way over here yet, or haven't been out long enough to figure on the list (like Riff: Everyday Shooter for example). PAIN and High Velocity Bowling are two of the usual suspects in this case.

Head on over to PS3 Fanboy for the full story. But then come back here, because you know we'll miss you.

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Tuesday, 19 February 2008

GDC 08; PixelJunk Eden - the first trailer


They might not have hit the big time with PixelJunk Racers, but Q-Games showed us they have more to them when Monsters came along.

Now they're adding to their list of titles with the forthcoming PixelJunk Eden.

Announced at GDC 08 this really does remind me a lot of the inertia and gravity experienced when playing Thrust many moons ago.

Originally for the Acorn Electron and BBC Micro, I first played Thrust when it was ported to the C64. When you had the pod attached to your spacecraft, the inertia and gravity meant you could be spiralling out of control.

This seems to take from that oldest of game genres and add something new, borrowing from games like Rez and LocoRoco for it's style cues.

If the guys at Q-Games keep producing potential gems like this, we'll all be happy to forget 'Racers'...

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Friday, 15 February 2008

US PS Store update for 14th February

So what happened on the US store whilst us Brits were sleeping?

We know MTV have committed to providing one Rock Band DLC every week, so that's a given. Did the US get any new games or demos then?

If you're a baseball fan (or even if you are not), MLB 08 is worth downloading. The game looks incredible as far as the graphics are concerned. It's worth downlading just to look at it.

Outside of that, it's all trailers at the US store. There's really not much to say since the majority of the videos are available on the 'net anyhow. It's nice to see another LittleBigPlanet trailer, of course, but I'm not overwhelmed.

So, I think we can count that as a win for Europe this week. Third time ever - woo hoo!

You can catch the full list of updates at the Official PlayStation Blog.

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Thursday, 14 February 2008

European PS Store updates for 14th February

On Valentine's Day, what did Sony send us by way of saying 'Be Mine'?

Only one of the games we've been waiting an age for. Oh Sony, how you tease us.

Yes, Riff: Everyday Shooter is finally here as expected and we're as happy as can be.

Whilst it is tempting to stop the update right there and not worry about anything else, there were some other downloads available today. There's some additional GHIII tracks and a demo of the briliant Everybody's Golf.

Hey, maybe this will be the third week in history where we beat the US for content...

Here's the full list:

Games

Riff: Everyday Shooter (£4.99)

Demos (all free)

Everybody's Golf 5

Add-ons

Guitar Hero III - Classic Rock track pack (£3.99)

Videos (all free)

Conflict: Denied Ops - 1 x trailer and 2 x 'developer diary'
Spiderwick movie trailer

Wallpapers (all free)

Resident Evil 5

Themes (all free)

Super Stardust HD

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Monday, 11 February 2008

Everyday Shooter finally arrives this week

We have no idea what took so long, but the wait is nearly over.

After having been launched in the US on the PlayStation Store back in October 2007, we are finally going to see Everyday Shooter appear on the PS Store update in Europe this week.

When we played this title last November at GameCity '07 in Nottingham, it really grabbed our attention. Everyday Shooter (which seems to have gained the word 'Riff' in front of it's name during the delay) is a completely original shooter that owes more to titles like Rez than it does to Super Stardust.

We thought that Jonathan Mak's incredible creation would appear a few weeks back but it still didn't materialise. We're hoping that the news of this week's release is solid so we can all get a taste of just how brilliant and compelling this game is.

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Friday, 8 February 2008

US PS Store updates for 7th February

Continuing our new format, we'll be discussing the US update each week rather than reporting it due to the time difference.

Looking at the update this week, details of which are available on the Official PlayStation Blog as usual, it seems fairly even-handed versus the European update.

Both sides of the Atlantic got the Sky Diving game, both got the free add-on for Motorstorm and both got a trailer or two.

The US did get the Lost Planet online demo, which we have yet to get to work on our UK machine (we fear it may not have worldwide servers yet). Personally, I'm not that worried about Lost Planet - it didn't excite me when Capcom announced it was coming to the PS3 so I'm not going to feign excitement now.

Other differences include another PS1 game for the US (yet another Crash Bandicoot title) and there was the obligitory Rock Bank DLC as promised by MTV but other than that it seems that we had a week where both the US and Europe got a pretty decent update.

It will be interesting to see what happens as the year progresses, especially with news that Sony are committing to solving the problem of disparate regional releases within six months. There still seems to be a big list of titles available in the US that haven't shown up over here yet (such as PAIN and Everyday Shooter to name just two), and I for one would like to see that fixed sooner rather than later.

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Thursday, 7 February 2008

European PS Store updates for 7th February


Not a bad update today in our opinion.

As well as a full game we get two demos (both of which had appeared in the US already) and two free add-ons.

The game in question is Sky Diving and will also be released in the US today. It's nice to see a game appear in each store at the same time.

On the add-on front, not only is there a Motorstorm skin in honour of the Chinese New Year (The Year of the Rat), but you get the Folklore competition winner's folk (the Malion) to download as well.

I just hope they don't forget to release the two final Folklore add-on packs in Europe, since they're already out in the US.

Here's the full list:

Games

Sky Diving (£3.49)

Demos (all free)

Turok
Conflict: Denied Ops

Add-ons (all free)

Motorstorm - Chinese New Year Gift
Folklore - Malion Pack

Trailers (all free)

Lost Planet

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Friday, 1 February 2008

US PS Store updates for 31st January

Due to the time difference between the UK and the US, we're often first to the punch when it comes to the European update but always last to announce what is new.

So going forward we're not going to do any announcing.

You'll be able to go straight to the full list of updates at the Official PlayStation Blog from his update each week but here we will just concentrate on our opinion of what was released.

So what do we think?

Nice to get a Conflict: Denied Ops demo. We haven't seen much of this game as of yet so it will be interesting to see if this can compete in a world full of FPS titles.

The Rock Band DLC is always welcome, and we just don't get any of that over here, but otherwise it seems to be a pretty weak update.

The only thing that makes me somewhat jealous are the two Folklore packs. Folklore has been one of the big 'sleeper' hits of 2007 and these two downloadables mark the end of the available DLC for Folklore. I do hope they don't forget to release them in Europe before they stop for good!

I'm hoping for better things next week on both sides of the pond, as this week has been fairly thin in terms of decent releases.

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Thursday, 31 January 2008

European PS Store updates for 31st January

It's that time again - the PS Store is updated and ready to roll.

So what tasty morsels do we find within the pages of the store today? Mostly the US store's sloppy seconds I'm afraid.

As stated on the PS3 Attitude PlayStation 3 Events Calendar, the Devil May Cry 4 demo makes its appearance in Europe today. Of course, you may have already played the Japanese or US versions by now, but it has arrived nevertheless.

We also get the MX vs ATV Untamed demo that appeared in the US all the way back on November 20th!

You do get three nice PS1 games today though, which goes some way to catching up on the massive amount of retro titles available in Japan. The fact that Theme Hospital is available does make up a little for a generally lacklustre update.

Here's the complete (and very short) list:

PS1 Games (for PSP and PS3)

Fade to Black (£3.49)
Motorhead (£3.49)
Theme Hospital (£3.49)

Demos (all free)

Devil May Cry 4
MX vs. ATV Untamed

Trailers (all free)

PixelJunk Monsters

Pretty grim I'm afraid. I wonder what the US store will come up with later today in comparison.

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Monday, 28 January 2008

European PSN sales close to 'double-digit millions'

In a recent interview David Reeves of SCEE has explained how even they are suprised at how well the PSN and PS Store have performed.

“One thing that has surprised us is in the Network purchases and the
general level of interest that has been shown around the Network business”

“We’ve gone from zero to almost double-digit millions in terms of what
people have purchased in euros."


David goes on to explain that there are around two million registered users in Europe who have downloaded approximately 33 million files. Two million is close to 40% of the European user base, which is excellent saturation at this point.

In our opinion this success is in the face of some fairly mediocre updates over the last year in comparison to the US Store. The European store has probably 'won' the weekly battle against the US only twice since March 2007.

What happens when we start to get some of the promised content - and PlayStation Home - can only be speculated on. We'd say that the future certainly looks good though.

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Thursday, 24 January 2008

European PS Store updates for 24th January

A short list of updates today.

Whilst it would have been nice to see the Devil May Cry 4 demo appear in Europe, you can download it right now using a Japanese account and we expect to see it on the US store later today.

What we did get however is Pixeljunk Monsters. If you're not sure whether you'll like this real-time strategy title and you have the aforementioned Japanese account, they have an English language demo in their store right now.

Here's the list:

Games

Pixeljunk Monsters (£3.49)
Judge Dredd - PS1 for PSP/PS3 (£3.49)

Trailers (all free)

CIV Revolution

Themes (all free)

Call of Duty 4

Wallpapers (all free)

Call of Duty 4 (x5)

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Thursday, 10 January 2008

US PS Store updates for 10th January

As far as the US update is concerned, it's a case of catching up with Europe for once.

The Kane & Lynch demo, Super Stardust HD update and Folklore add-ons have all been available in Europe for some time. Having sai that, the US still excels at NFS: Pro Street and Rock Band add-ons.

Here's the full list in handy 'cut-out-and-keep' form*:

PS1 Games

Crash Bandicoot 2 ($5.99)

Demos (all free)

Kane & Lynch
Super Stardust HD (demo plus update; free if owned or $9.99 to buy)

Add-ons

'The Alchemist' - Folklore ($3.99)
'The Origin of Belgae' - Folklore ($3.99)
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 - NFS: Pro Street ($2.99)
McLaren F1 - NFS: Pro Street ($2.99)
Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) - Rock Band ($1.99)
Die, All Right! (The Hives) - Rock Band ($1.99)
Number of the Beast (Iron Maiden) - Rock Band ($1.99)

Trailers

Burnout Paradise 'Guns N’ Roses' Trailer

Movie and Blu-Ray Trailers

First Sunday
Spiderwick Chronicles (Trailer 2)

Themes

PAIN (x 2)

*(PS3 Attitude is not responsible for any damage to your screen if you decide to take a pair of scissors to it)

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European PS Store updates for 10th January

Unfortunately no Riff: Everyday Shooter as we might have expected, but we're sure it is just around the corner.

However, if you like PS1 games and add-ons Europe is the place to be.

The Motorstorm track pack we revealed arrived on time and there's a free Folk for you as well.

Here's the list in our handy new 2008 format:

PS1 Games

Hardcore 4x4 (£3.49)
N2O (£3.49)

Add-ons

'Pigly Pack' - Folklore (Free)
Track Pack - Motorstorm (£3.49)

Trailers (all free)

Bionic Commando
PixelJunk Monsters
DMC 4 - TGS 2007 No. 2

Wallpapers (all free)

DMC 4 (4 wallpapers)

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Wednesday, 9 January 2008

[UPDATE] Riff: Everyday Shooter on the EU PS Store tomorrow?

Judging from the two reviews of Riff: Everyday Shooter that have launched today (not sure why they added the 'Riff:' on it's trip over the Atlantic) I'm going to stick my neck out and suggest it is finally going to appear on the UK and EU PS Store.

Maybe tomorrow. Maybe next week. But definitely soon.

In the meantime, you can find out what Videogamer thought of Jonathan Mak's wonderful creation and why Eurogamer think it deserves one point less than them.

Riff: Everyday Shooter will appear soon (probably tomorrow) on our local PS Store, and we expect it to ship for just £4.99.

[UPDATE] It still didn't arrive, but that's OK because we now know when Riff: Everyday Shooter will finally appear...

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Friday, 4 January 2008

PS Store; a quick update

In case you were wondering where our usual European and US PS Store updates went over the last couple of weeks, here's a quick recap.

Last week (27th), Europe did get an update but the US didn't. It was nothing to write home about, since the update contained an upgrade for Super Stardust HD and demos of The Club and Snakeball. You had probably already played Snakeball from the US demo the week before, but now you could go ahead and buy it if you wanted.

The Super Stardust HD upgrade didn't offer much since the multi-player option isn't yet available to buy when you go into the 'in-game store' option.

Then this week (3rd) both Europe and the US did get updates, but again they were a little 'light'. By the way, we're not complaining - we certainly took a long enough break at PS3 Attitude and everyone else is entitled to as well!!

Europe received the DMC 4 trailer that was already available on the US store, plus another add-on pack for Folklore.

The US got some more Guitar Hero III, Rock Band and Need for Speed add-on packs plus an NFL '09 demo and the GT5 Prologue Japanese Launch trailer.

Expectedly light updates over the Christmas period. Normal service looks to be resumed next week, and hopefully it won't be too long before us Europeans get some of the full games the US and/or Japan have enjoyed for so long (Everyday Shooter, PAIN, GT5 Prologue etc.)...

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In the Year of the Rat, will Sony win the race?



It will soon be the Year of the Rat.

In Chinese astrology the Rat is considered a leader and a pioneer. Rats can also be controlling, having their own way whatever the cost. Although Sony were 'born' in 1946 (which makes them a Dog - incidentally the same sign as my good self), you might say there are certain attributes of the Rat that sit well with them.

If you think it is odd to mix Chinese astrology with a Japanese company then bear with us. Although the Japanese celebrate the new year on the 1st January, they send postcards to their family and friends with the relevant animal depicted on the front - harking back to when the lunar calendar and the 12 animal signs were in use throughout Japan.

So what will this year bring, and will Sony win the ratrace against their most fierce of rivals? Just how will the Dog fair against the Rabbit (Microsoft) and the Ox (Nintendo).

Burnout Paradise is our first indication that 2008 is going to be a good one for the PS3. Yes - I know... since it is being released in January it doesn't fall into the Chinese 'lunar year' which starts in February. But since the Japanese start their year in January too, we're going to run with this one!

Then it's the turn of Devil May Cry 4 to hit our screens. There was a time when I was particularly angry with the Sheep (otherwise known as Capcom) for taking DMC to other platforms. But now we've seen it looking particularly spectacular on the PS3 we're not so unhappy. Add to that some exclusive downloadable content and the grass is certainly looking greener on this side of the fence. Maybe we'll hold off on turning Capcom into lamb chops for now.

Haze can't be ignored. Although it is yet another FPS, it is a special one. I don't honestly think that it is going to compare in any way to the Rabbit's best effort (the ever present Halo franchise) but it is truly a much deeper and more involving experience than many of the existing 'shooter' offerings available on the PS3. Call of Duty 4 excepted.

Shortly after you've managed to figure out how to squeeze those three titles into your heavy social calendar, the Tiger of Rockstar will rip your diary apart with the launch of GTA: IV. Once again it is a title that will appear on the Rabbit's platform, but we're not bitter about it. I couldn't care less if it were on every platform - just as long is it rocks our world as much as we think it will!

Around this time in the Year of the Rat, we expect that two amazing innovations will have found their way on to our favourite black monolith. PlayStation Home and LittleBigPlanet.

Home promises to be more than just a 3D lobby, although admittedly the ability to launch you and your newly-made friends into the multiplayer part of any game you own is a great feature. With huge amounts of content promised for launch and throughout the life of Home, plus the 'social networking' abilities available via the web-based portal to your Home space, Home will become many things; a replacement for the XMB, a lobby, a content viewer (both yours and content from Sony and third-parties), a casual games arena, a social networking site, a marketing tool to reach non-PS3 owners, a vanity case of game achievements, a mobile blogging/photo centre and much more.

LittleBigPlanet is surely one of the most anticipated titles of the year with it's innovative mix of gameplay, creation and sharing. If there's one title that is destined to take on the marketing behemoth that is Halo 3, this is it. 'What?', I hear you cry. How can you compare LBP and Halo 3? Think about it.

There's Halo 3 characters, faceplates, headsets, controllers and skins everywhere you look on your favourite retailer's shelves. You can get ringtones, wallpapers and themes for almost any mobile device. If there is one thing I want to see this year it's a Sackboy that I can actually buy, along with fabric pens so I can modify him, just like in the game. And a Sackboy controller. And a Sackboy gift set. Sony should be marketing the crap out of this game. I want to see Sackboy on the shelves of Clinton Cards alongside that ever-present blue-nosed teddy bear. You get the idea.

As the year progresses, we'll be hit with another massive title that is definitely staying on the PS3 only. Metal Gear Solid 4 will arrive. Every indication is that this final chapter in the story of Snake will be monumental in every way. The recent previews we've seen show the game to be something really special and the ending is promising to be as epic as you would expect. Once again you're going to have to figure out how to balance still playing GTA and LBP when this one hits. Who said gaming was easy!

Although Europe will see GT5 Prologue early in the year (February we reckon), there's a good chance the full Gran Turismo 5 experience will hit our shelves in the Year of the Rat. Promising a huge amount of detail, cars, tracks and content, along with realistic damage (hooray!), real-time weather simulation, GT-TV content, My Garage homepages/social networking and - most importantly - the Top Gear Test Track, GT5 will give us petrol-heads something to really get our teeth into once we've completed everything Burnout Paradise can offer.

Finally, we'll be sinking our teeth into the Hellghast scum once again as Killzone 2 comes to the PS3. Whether or not the screenshots you have seen are 'doctored' or not, it doesn't really matter. The fact is that this game is one hell of an FPS. Incredible graphics, amazing character animation, deep storyline, real atmosphere and pixel-perfect shooting mean that this one title may just blow your mind as well as your wallet. Another PS3 exclusive, I predict Killzone 2 will be the biggest selling of them all, which is a risky bet given the massive appeal of the games we've detailed above.

Honourable mentions go to the other games that will hit this year in retail and PS Store form; Tekken 6, SOCOM: Confrontation, Madden 09, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Everyday Shooter and Wipeout HD to name but a few. And we've ignored the possible release of those other exclusives - Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII - because we just don't believe they'll make it onto shelves this year.

And don't forget the additional hardware and PSP interactivity that is due. Soon you'll be able to buy PlayTV in Europe and add a twin-tuner Freeview PVR to the list of incredible things you can do with a PS3, and view live TV or your recorded programmes via Remote Play. There's so much more to come from the PS3 this year and much of it will be delivered, free of charge, via firmware updates and the PS Store.

Simply put, the Year of the Rat will be the best one yet for Sony. The Dog can learn new tricks, it seems.

Check out the gallery below for various screenshots and wallpapers...

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Friday, 21 December 2007

US PS Store updates for 20th December

Many of the updates in the US Store mirror what we received in Europe, which is a step in the right direction. And the US finally get some PS Eye love to spread around as well.

Snakeball is one of the titles available in the US that we don't have, and there's a Blacksite: Area 51 demo and a special GH III track too, but otherwise the updates are fairly comparable.

If you own a US account you'll enjoy all the free video, theme and wallpaper content too. I haven't tested whether the High Stakes: Poker Edition add-ons will work with the EU version of the game, but since I only play No Limit Texas Hold'em anyway I'm not too bothered!

Here's the full list:

Games
Toy Home ($9.99)
Snakeball ($9.49; download the free demo, and then purchase in-game)
Trials of Topoq - PS Eye ($4.99)
Mesmerize (Distort) - PS Eye ($1.99)
Warhawk - PS1 game ($5.99)

Demos
Snakeball (Free)
Blacksite: Area 51 (Free)

Add-ons
Guitar Heroes III - Holiday track pack - "We Three Kings" (Free)
MotorStorm - Holiday Paint Job (Free)
Warhawk - Operation Omega Dawn ($7.99)
Folklore - Holiday Pack (Free)
2 x High Stakes: Poker Edition add-ons (extra game modes) (Free)
Rock Band - track packs - "Buddy Holly", "Brass in Pocket" and "My Iron Lung" ($1.99 each)

Videos (all free)
GT 5 Prologue
DMC4 final
Warhawk Omega Dawn
PS3 'Only On'
PS3 Universe of Entertainment
Tony Hawk's Proving Grounds - Mike V's Skater Story
Turok Dino Mauling
PSP Feature
Uncharted Animation - behind the scenes

Wallpapers (all free)
High Stakes: Poker Edition

Themes (all free)
Warhawk
PAIN Cookie
PAIN Santa

Movie Trailers (all free)
Strange Wilderness
Shakira 'Oral Fixation' Tour (Blu-ray)

Another great update.

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European PS Store updates for 20th December

The final update before Christmas, and both SCEE and SCEA are spreading the cheer around.

In this update, you'll find two complete games (including one classic), a demo, some free GH III goodness, a Christmas present for Motorstorm and a stack of wallpapers and themes.

The 'classic' I speak of? Populous makes it's way on to the PS3. I used to play this game to destruction on my Amiga 500 so this is sure to bring back loads of great memories.

Here's the full list:

Games
Toy Home (£4.99)
Populous: The Beginning (£3.49)

Demos
Timeshift MP Demo (Free)

Add-ons
Guitar Heroes III - Boss battle track pack (Free)
MotorStorm Holiday Paint Job (Free)
Warhawk - Operation Omega Dawn (£3.99)

Videos (all free)
DMC4 TGS
Sega Rally - Canyon
Sega Raly - Arctic
Kane & Lynch Fragile Alliance - Walk in the Park Trailer
Kane & Lynch TV AD
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men - Fragile Alliance & Co-op
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men - Insider Video 1
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men - Insider Video 2
MGS4 TGS 2007 Trailer
Assassin’s Creed TV Spot
Sky Diving
GTA IV Trailer 3 Move up ladies

Wallpapers (all free)
High Stakes on the vegas strip: Poker
Uncharted Forum Prize Winner
Pain - Jervis Bowler
Pain - Jervis Rapper
Pain - Jervis Vs Cow
Pain - Wallmime

Themes (all free)
Retro
Nature
Manga
Pixels

Movie Trailer (all free)
CJ7

A great update to take us into the Holidays.

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Friday, 14 December 2007

US PS Store updates for 13th December

A good update for the US but, for the third time ever, the European update is actually better.

We got three demos, two games and a bunch of add-ons, which competes well against one demo, no games and a bunch of add-ons. In other words, we see your update and raise you.

The only thing that doesn't add up is the Need for Speed unlockables. You can work through career mode in the game to earn all of these. But also, game saves have been available on the internet for PS3 titles without any cost or toil needed. Why would you spend money unlocking everything when you can download it, or play it, for free to get the same content? Weird.

Here's the full list:

  • 2 x new characters - High Velocity Bowling add-on ($0.99 each)
  • Burnout Paradise - demo (free)
  • Punk Pack 1 - Rock Band track pack ($5.49 - "I Fought the Law", "Rockaway Beach" and "Ever Fallen in Love" available separately at $1.99 each)
  • Ultimate Performance Bundle - NFS: Pro Street unlockable ($9.99)
  • Muscle Car Bundle - NFS: Pro Street unlockable ($4.99)
  • Tuner Car Bundle - NFS: Pro Street unlockable ($4.99)
  • Sport Car Bundle - NFS: Pro Street unlockable ($4.99)
  • Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 - NFS: Pro Street unlockable ($2.99)
  • Pagani Zonda F - NFS: Pro Street unlockable ($2.99)
  • Nissan GT-R - NFS: Pro Street unlockable ($2.99)
  • GT Awards at SEMA - video (free)
  • "Stunt Run" - Burnout Paradise trailer (free)
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater - trailer (free)
  • Ratchet & Clank - behind the scenes video (free)
  • Untraceable - movie trailer (free)
  • Cloverfield - movie trailer (free)

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Tuesday, 11 December 2007

European PS Store 'missing PerSoNs'


For whatever reason, the European PS Store has not had the best time of things when you compare it against the offerings available to the US and Japan.
Heck, even our Australian friends get some extra content we don't see in the form of HD music videos from Sony BMG.

So here's a list of the key titles we have yet to see over here. SCEE - if you're reading this, please figure out how to make these titles possible in Europe:

  • PAIN
  • Guitar Hero III track packs
  • Rock Band track packs
  • Oblivion Shivering Isles add-on
  • High Velocity Bowling
  • flOw expansion
  • Everyday Shooter
Since it is out in two days, I was tempted to add GT5 Prologue to the list. However, we already know that the game is supposed to be available in the US next February. It would be good to see this hit Europe on the same day, and not weeks later.

So, are we missing anything else of note?

Other than games and key add-on packs, the US Store has a breadth of additional content such as wallpapers that we never seem to get here. And as mentioned, wouldn't it be great if we all could get music videos from local artists and not just on the store 'down under'.

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Friday, 7 December 2007

US PS Store updates for 6th December

Wow. What a difference a region makes.

Fipping over to the US store is like a revelation some days. There's new games to play (PS3 and PS1), new add-ons to buy and even a multiplayer demo. If you couldn't watch the GTA: IV trailer due to internet meltdown yesterday, they've even put that up for you.

I didn't realise that by living in Europe I'd be missing out on so much. Maybe I should move to the States.

Here's the list for all you lucky US PS3 owners:

  • High Velocity Bowling - game ($9.99)
  • Wild Arms - PS1 game ($5.99)
  • GTA IV "Move up, ladies" - trailer (free)
  • Timeshift Multiplayer - demo (free)
  • "Falfer Domino" - Motorstorm add-on ($0.99)
  • Folklore - add-on 1 ($3.99)
  • Folklore - add-on 2 ($3.99)
  • Folklore - add-on bundle 1 ($5.99)
  • Rock Band "Black Sabbath" - pack 1 ($5.49) (Also available, the individual tracks "N.I.B", "Sweet Leaf" and "War Pigs" - all at $1.99)
  • Metal Gear Solid 4 TGS 2007 - trailer (free)
  • Uncharted "Environments" - video (free)
  • Timeshift "FPS Video 3" - video (free)
  • Turok interview - trailer 1 (free)
  • Battlefield "Frostbite" - video (free)
  • The Legend of Zorro - Blu-Ray trailer (free)
  • Uncharted - theme (free)
  • Ratchet & Clank - theme (free)

Enjoy your update US of A... we're jealous. Here - we'll let you download the Kane & Lynch demo you didn't get in case it helps redress the balance. It doesn't, but we can pretend it makes a difference...

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European PS Store updates for 6th December

Disappointed.

That's one word to describe this week's European PS Store update.

No Guitar Hero III packs yet, despite them being available in the US.
No Everyday Shooter yet, despite being available almost everywhere else.

What do we get in their place. Themes.

Now whilst we all like customising our PS3 experience, I personally wouldn't mind playing some games instead. I'm not falling in with the 'PS3 has no games' crowd - especially after all the brilliant titles I've bought on Blu-ray lately. It just would have been nice to download some additional content and play something fresh like John Mak's great game. Especially after the US have had all this great stuff for so long now.

We did get some more Motorstorm and Folklore updates, but even they can't brighten my day.

So, here's the list of things you can grab from the Euro Store right now:

  • Kane & Lynch - demo (free)
  • "Domino & Adventure" - Motorstorm vehicle pack (£1.49)
  • "The Origin of Belae" - Folklore add-on pack (£1.49)
  • Blazing Angels 2 Multiplayer - trailer (free)
  • Mesmerize - theme (free)
  • Tori Emaki - theme (free)
  • Heavenly Sword - theme (free)
  • Snakeball - theme (free)
  • Lemmings - theme (free)
  • Killzone 2 - theme (free)
  • Singstar - theme (free)

Remember, if you want lots of great themes that you can download directly from your PS3, click the link in the left sidebar to visit PS3-Themes.com

I'm off to log in to the US Store where, as you'll read in a moment, they faired rather better. What a surprise.

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Friday, 30 November 2007

US PS Store updates for November 29th

The US store received it's weekly update and, as is usual, they faired slightly better than Europe.

Those two weeks where Europe had better updates than the US were just a blip then. Normal business has been resumed.

There's a couple of things to get excited about if you're a US user - PAIN and the Shivering Isles add-on for Oblivion. At one time Bethesda said that the expansion pack would only come on disk, so it is nice to see it appear on the PSN for those of us who shirk exercise.

And while we get zero GH III song packs, the US are in full swing and receive their third. Nice.

Here's the full list:

  • PAIN - full game ($9.99)
  • "Bracknell/Axbridge" - Resistance: Fall of Man map-pack ($4.99)
  • Motorstorm - vehicles and skins pack ($1.99)
  • Guitar Hero III "Boss Battles" - song pack (free)
  • "The Shivering Isles" - Oblivion expansion pack ($29.99)
  • "David Bowie" - Rock Band song pack ($5.49) (also, "Heroes", "Moonage Daydream" and "Queen Bitch" available seperately at $1.99)
  • Ratchet and Clank "Weapons" - video (free)
  • Timeshift - video (free)
  • Stop Loss - movie trailer (free)
  • Resident Evil: Extinction - Blu-Ray movie trailer (free)
  • Memoirs of a Geisha - Blu-Ray movie trailer (free)
  • Aquatopia - wallpaper (free; known as 'Aqua Vita' in Europe)
  • PAIN - 6 wallpapers (free)
  • Resistance - 5 wallpapers (free)
I do hope Europe get PAIN, some GH III song packs and the Oblivion update next week, or I'll have to take things into my own hands. Now, where did I last put my balaclava?

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Thursday, 29 November 2007

European PS Store updates for 29th November

"It's the most wonderful time, of the week"...

Once again the Store has been updated with a bunch of goodies. But it's not what is there that worries me this week - it's what is missing.

Whilst we expect PAIN will arrive on the US Store today, Europe only gets the trailer for PAIN. And in the US they received the first Guitar Hero III expansions a week after the game's release. We, on the other hand, get nothing.

What is good about this week's update is the addition of the new Resistance maps and two addition skin packs for Motorstorm vehicles.

Otherwise if you're a fan of PS1 titles or you don't subscribe to the PS3 Attitude YouTube channel, you might find something else in today's update that will amuse you...

Here's the list:

  • Destruction Derby - PS1 game (£3.49)
  • Kula World - PS1 game (£3.49)
  • Timeshift - demo (free)
  • "Crazy Samurai and Quick Foot" - Motorstorm add-on pack (£1.99)
  • "Bracknell/Axbridge" - Resistance: Fall of Man map pack (£2.99)
  • Sonic The Hedgehog - add-on packs (six in total; £1.99 each)
  • Uncharted "Making the Game" - video (free)
  • Blazing Angels 2 "Racing" - trailer (free)
  • PAIN - trailer (free)
  • WWE 2008 - trailer (free)
  • Assassin's Creed "Altair was here" - trailer (free)
  • Bee Movie - movie trailer (free)
  • PS3 "Blu-Ray" - advert (free)
  • PS3 "Gaming" - advert (free)
  • PS3 "Evolving Entertainment" - advert (free)
  • PS3 "Faster Processing" - advert (free)
  • PS3 adverts "Making of" documentary (free)

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Friday, 23 November 2007

European PS Store updates for November 23

Another week, another update. It's great that SCEE continues to update the store every week and if you don't have a US account, this is a great week for you.

Not only do you get the Uncharted and Blazing Angels 2 demos but there's a PS1 game and some additional content for both Folklore and Motorstorm. In addition there's a bunch of trailers and some wallpapers (at last).

If you do have a US account you've already seen or played pretty much everything here. And that's the big issue with the store in general. If we could get to the point of simultaneous worldwide release of major content and keep the peripheral stuff local then people would be much happier.

Anyhow - here's the list:

  • G-Police - PS1 game (£3.49)
  • Uncharted - demo (free)
  • Blazing Angels 2 - demo (free)
  • "Rascal & Governer" - Motorstorm add-on pack (£1.49)
  • "The Alchemist Pack" - Folklore add-on pack (£1.49)
  • Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection - wallpapers (free)
  • Ratchet & Clank - trailer (free)
  • Motorstorm "Devil's Weekend" - trailer (free)
  • Uncharted "Lifelike Facial Animation" - trailer (free)
  • Uncharted "Hunting El Dorado" - trailer (free)
  • PSN Showcase - trailer (free)
  • Blazing Angels 2 - trailers (free)
  • Battlefield: Bad Company - trailer (free)
  • Beowulf: The Game - trailer (free)

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Wednesday, 21 November 2007

PC PS Store launches; manage your account via the web


Sony have launched a PC based PlayStation Store primarily for PSP owners so they can download demos, games, PS1 titles, videos and all the other content you'd expect without the need for the PS3.

This store links with your current PS3 Store account which means you can log in using the email address and password you use for your Master Account. You can then click on 'Account Management' and access your full details.

This means you can administer your wallet preferences, add funds and generally make sure everything is ok with your account via your PC.

You can also gain access to your download list any time in case you need to audit your PS Store purchases. It will list all purchases across platforms but you can, of course, only download PS3 content via the black monolith. PSP downloads you've paid for can be re-downloaded to the same PSP any time.

I've tried the Store out and found that initially it was not obvious you had to download an extra application in order to follow any of the links. You'll find the application you need in the 'instructions' area. Silly me - when do I ever read any instructions?!

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Friday, 16 November 2007

European and US PS Store updates for November 15th

Due to various issues, PS3 Attitude has been a little quite over the last few days.

Since our friends at PS3 Fanboy do such a brilliant job of detailing the European and US store updates the best thing we could do right now is point you over there to get the latest news.

European Updates
US Updates

Normal service will be resumed soon.

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Friday, 9 November 2007

US PS Store update for 8th November

It was a big day in the US. After so many weeks of waiting, the Uncharted: Drake's Fortune demo finally hit the Store.

So everyone with a US account headed over to download the massive 1.2Gb file only to discover that if you were outside the US and Canada there was a little surprise waiting for you.

That doesn't take away from the awesome update given to the US Store. After two weeks of having better updates than the US, it seems the norm has been restored for the EU PSN.

Here's the full list of what is available:

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - demo (free; doesn't yet work outside of US and Canada - fix coming apparently)
College Hoops 2K8 - demo (free)
Motorstorm "Devil's Weekend" pack - add-on ($5.99)
Guitar Hero III "Velvet Revolver" pack - add-on($6.25)
Guitar Hero III "Foo Fighters" pack - add-on ($6.25)
Pink, Nature and Pixel - PS3 Themes (free)
Devil May Cry 4 Tokyo Game Show - trailer (free)
Motorstorm "Devil's Weekend" - trailer (free)
Ratchet and Clank launch - trailer (free)
WWE Smackdown vs RAW - trailer (free)
Burnout "Carson GT" - trailer (free)
Burnout "Manhatten" - trailer (free)
One Missed Call - movie trailer (free)
Sweeney Todd - movie trailer (free)
Hostel Part II - Blu-Ray movie trailer (free)
Call of Duty 4 - wallpapers (free)

Given we don't have Guitar Hero III in the UK yet, that doesn't bother me. It would have been nice to be playing the Uncharted demo but since Ratchet & Clank and Call of Duty 4 are released in the UK today, I think I'll be busy anyway.

In addition, the US got the Motorstorm v3.0 patch today as well. Launch Motorstorm's online mode to get it before you go downloading any of the add-ons.

What does still concern me is that content which clearly works everywhere, such as wallpapers, the new PS3 themes and trailers - for example - still arrive on separate stores at separate times (or sometimes not at all). I mean, what mad licensing issues have Sony created for themselves where they can't distribute a bunch of Call of Duty wallpapers worldwide?

If SCEE or SCEA are listening, would you care to explain?

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European PS Store updates for 8th November

Another week, another store update. Will it be 'EU > US' three weeks in a row? No. But still a reasonable update anyhow.

If you're wondering why the US won again, it'll be down to a certain adventure title that just got it's demo début in the States.

Not that I'm complaining about the EU update. Have a look for yourself:

  • Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Online - full game (£14.99)
  • Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Online Upgrade - full game upgrade (£3.49)
  • Cool Boarders - PS1 game (£3.49)
  • NFS: PROSTREET - demo (free)
  • Folklore "Bottom of the sea" pack - add-on (£1.49)
  • Motorstorm "Devil's Weekend" pack - add-on (£3.99)
  • Uncharted "Animation Overview" - trailer (free)
  • PSP Shapes Your World - trailer (free)
A pretty good result I'd say. Highlights for us are the Tekken 5 Online upgrade/game finally, another PS1 title and two great add-ons.

The Motorstorm Devil's Weekend pack includes a new track, nine new races and five new vehicles. The Folklore add-on further extends the game, adds new folks to capture and has a new look for Keats.

The PSP Shapes Your World video is the same brilliant stop-motion piece we featured back in July, but it's great to see it in hi-def.

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[UPDATE] Uncharted: Drake's Fortune demo region locked; latest news

You'll have heard by now that the demo for Uncharted: Drake's Fortune on the US PS Store will only work in North America and Canada. If you've downloaded it for use on a PAL machine, for example, you may be faced with a black screen or a message asking you to insert a disk.

Was it deliberate? Was it a bug? Who knows. What's important is that PS3 owners in their droves headed over to the Official PlayStation Blog and voiced their concerns. Some of them even used ASCII pictures to illustrate their point!

No whilst the initial reaction from SCEA was 'sorry it has happened and you'll all get a localised version of the demo soon', they soon realised the furore that was building and - to be fair to them - have moved fast to change things around.

In a comment post at the PS blog, Sam Thompson says:

Hi guys and gals,

We hear you loud and clear. Wanted to chime in here and let you know that we have shared your frustration with the Naughty Dog team and we are going to see what we can do. I will be back tomorrow with an update, but in the meantime I hope you can be patient and bear with us. As you have learned through communicating with Evan and Amy on the blog, Naughty Dog is a studio that listens to gamers, so I hope to have good news for you soon.

So expect a new version of the demo, or maybe a patch for the existing one, soon. Will the patch come out before the demo is localised and released on our PS Store anyway? Again, who knows.

But since we're the voice of reason here at PS3 Attitude, we just wanted to ask everyone to chill out a little.

SCEA made a mistake. They realised it was a mistake. They're fixing the problem.

What? You never made a mistake in your lives, all you 'blue tongued' commenters? You're all perfect are you and you've never messed up once?

There's no problem with everyone heading over to the blog to say 'no fair Sony', but please could everyone keep it civil and explain in constructive terms why it was a bad idea, rather than just throwing your toys out of the pram. Remember that it could be worse - you could be paying a monthly subscription for all this!

[UPDATE]Christophe Balestra has added a post on the Official PlayStation Blog that apologises for the 'honest mistake'. The good news - the demo is now fixed. You will need to re-download it from the US store, but it should all be fine and dandy now.

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Friday, 2 November 2007

US PS Store updates for November 1st

The US Store also saw it's usual update and given the US hasn't been granted any of the PS Eye titles yet (save EyeCreate of course), I feel this is the second week in a row where the EU update is actually better than the US one. Which is remarkable, given what we've had to go through to this point.

Here's the list of available goodness:

  • Timeshift - demo (free)
  • Need For Speed Pro Street - demo (free)
  • Twisted Metal 2 - PS1 game ($5.99)
  • The Godfather: Don's Edition - add-on content (various costs)
  • Uncharted "Massive Attack" - trailer (free; and awesome)
  • Burnout "Annihilator" - trailer (free)
  • Burnout "Hawker" - trailer (free)
  • Burnout "Roadster" - trailer (free)
  • Beowulf - trailer (free)
  • NF5 Pro Street - TV ad (free)
  • GT5 Prologue TGS - trailer (free)
  • PS Eye - trailer (free)
  • The Bucket List - movie trailer (free)
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind Anniversary - trailer (free)

Haven't had time to try the demos yet, but I have to say the Burnout and Uncharted trailers are stunning. Uncharted particularly looks outstanding in this trailer.

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European PS Store updates for November 1st

"Two weeks in a row" I hear you cry. "Two weeks in a row and the EU store gets some great content".

Keep this up SCEE and we'll let you have the puppy back. He's safe - don't worry - apart from that one hair we sent you.

Here's the full list of updates for the store:

  • Tori Emaki - PS Eye game (£1.99)
  • Mesmerize - PS Eye game (£1.99)
  • Feel Ski - full game (£4.99)
  • Juiced 2: HIN - demo (free)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 - demo (free)
  • Motorstorm Revenge Weekend - trailer (free)
  • PS Eye - trailer (free)
  • Lair "Call of the Beast" - trailer (free)
  • Uncharted "Introducing Naughty Dog" - trailer (free)
  • Uncharted "The Characters and Music" -trailer (free)
  • Uncharted - wallpaper (free)
  • Eye of Judgment "How to Play" - trailer (free)
  • Alien Vs Predator Requiem -movie trailer (free)
  • Hitman - movie trailer (free)
I have to say that both the PS Eye titles are strangely captivating. Along with Aqua Vita, they strike me as the kind of 'interactive art' that people have been talking about having in their homes for years. Put one on - get a book out - have a read to the sound of your virtual Japanese painting. Nice.

And Feel Ski is remarkably good fun, especially the online mode. A steal at less than a fiver, if you ask me. I bought two double espresso's in London yesterday and it cost me more than that.

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Thursday, 25 October 2007

US PS Store Updates for 25th October

I almost can't believe my eyes.

Apart from the fact that EyeCreate landed at the US Store on the 23rd, it looks like Europe actually got the better deal for once.

Check out the list of updates for yourself. One PS1 game, the Rachel Master add-on and a bunch of trailers. No PS Eye games at all. Incredible.

  • Spyro the Dragon - PS1 game for PS3/PSP ($5.99)
  • "Rachel Master" - Ninja Gaiden Sigma add-on ($2.99)
  • "Halloween Skin" - Piyotama add-on (free)
  • Bionic Commando - trailer
  • Time Crisis 4 - trailer
  • The Water Horse - movie trailer
  • P.S. I Love You - movie trailer
  • AC/DC Live at Donnington - Blu-Ray movie trailer
  • Reign Over Me - Blu-Ray movie trailer
Pinch me now...

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European PS Store updates for 25th October



What can I say? We have ourselves a bone fide massive EU Store update on our hands people! It's like a revelation.

Of course, much of it has been sparked off by the launch of the PlayStation Eye - and I'm not complaining in the slightest. I get my Eye of Judgement pack tomorrow so I spent a tenner on three Eye compatible titles plus the Folklore expansion. I mean really - ten pounds for three full titles and some extra folks. Value for money or what?!

Here's the full burgeoning list of updates available at the Store, which for some of the time today was clearly buckling under the pressure as it was unavailable for a couple of hours...

  • Pixel Junk Racers - game (£4.99)
  • Aqua Vita - PS Eye game (£1.99)
  • Operation Creature Feature - PS Eye game (£3.49)
  • Trials of Topoq - PS Eye game (£3.49)
  • Eye Create - PS Eye application (free)
  • Tony Hawk's Proving Grounds - demo (free)
  • Ratchet and Clank - demo (free)
  • "The Kidnapped Folk" - Folklore add-on (£1.49)
  • "Halloween Livery" - Motorstorm add-on (free; and a nice touch too)
  • "Rachel Master" - Ninja Gaiden Sigma add-on (£2.99)
  • Tekken 5: DR Online mode - trailer (free)
  • Eye of Judgment Introduction - trailer (free)
  • Toy Home - trailer (free)
  • Midnight Club LA - trailer (free)
  • Metal Gear Online TGS - trailer (free)
  • Courage Under Fire - Blu-Ray movie trailer (free)
  • Beowulf - movie trailer (free)
  • Stardust - movie trailer (free)

Keep this up SCEE and we'll forget all about the past. Like it never happened... deal?

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Friday, 19 October 2007

US PS Store updates for 18th October

As per usual, the US store got an update that trumps our EU store. Here's the list of available items:

  • Calling All Cars! - Game (re-issued at a new price of $4.99 until October 25th)
  • Folklore - Demo
  • Juiced 2 - Demo
  • Devil May Cry 4 TGS - Video
  • Turok "Dino Luring" - Video
  • Uncharted "Tech Dive" - Video
  • Burnout Paradise "Street Wheels" - Video
  • Rail & Ties - Movie Trailer
  • Incubus Alive at Red Rocks - Blu-Ray Movie Trailer
  • Underworld - Blu-Ray Movie Trailer
  • Eye of Judgment - Wallpapers

Although I'm personally not too excited at Juiced 2, I'm sure a lot of you will enjoy the demo.

Since I gave yesterday's EU store a grade, let's do it again: I give the US update a B (going in the right direction).

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