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PlayStation Network Update: 01/29/2008

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After the extremely minimal entry last week we have a packed store for you PlayStation fans this week. The big update is the long awaited Savage Moon, a futuristic tower defense game that has a Starship Troopers vibe (in a good way). A not so good addition is the addition of Bejeweled 2, I know it is a classic, but with Lumines Supernova and Puzzle Quest on the PSN, plain old Bejeweled just doesn't cut it anymore.

Lots of add-on content, more bad then good unfortunately. There are many, many LittleBigPlanet costumes, all overpriced and without levels. Seriously Media Molecule, what are you thinking? We have a severely overpriced Skate 2 "filmer pack" and two more characters for Disgaea 3. At least we have some free content, I suppose, although it is made up of a really bad Groundhog Day LBP costume and a pack for the below average Lord of the Rings Conquest game. The shining light this week is the free Time Trial map for Mirror's Edge.

There are the standard Rock Band and Guitar Hero updates as well as some more Karaoke Revolution songs. Not really my thing, but I am sure many people are loving the Grateful Dead (Rock Band) and Oasis (Guitar Hero) tracks.

Lots of media to peruse as well, of note in the Game Videos section is the must see trailer for Final Fantasy XIII! There are also some some full length making of features for the new new 'Hulk vs.' Marvel animated features.

I am also really happy to see no premium themes and instead we have free ones for Red Alert 3 and Bejeweled 2. Below is a list of all the items added to this weeks PSN update. For more details, please visit the official PlayStation Blog.

PULSE

  • PULSE 01/29 Edition (also available from the PSP store) (free)

Price Update

  • Burnout Paradise Price Drop (now $19.99)
  • Shaun White Mile High Target and Regular Editions Price Drop (now $4.99)

Downloadable Games

  • Bejeweled 2 ($9.99)
  • Savage Moon ($9.99)
  • Brain Challenge PS3 + PSP games Bundle ($12.99)

Add-on Game Content

  • LittleBigPlanet God of War Mini Pack ($2.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet Kratos Costume ($1.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet GroundHog Day Costume (free)
  • LittleBigPlanet Ape Escape Costume ($1.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet Toro Costume ($1.99)
  • Skate 2 Filmer Pack ($7.49)
  • Mirror’s Edge Exclusive Free DLC Map (free)
  • The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Content Pack (free)
  • Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice Character: Hanako ($1.99)
  • Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice Character: Taro ($1.99)
  • Rock Band
  • Guitar Hero World Tour
  • Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2

Game Demos (free)

  • Bejeweled 2 Demo

Game Videos (free)

  • PULSE 01/29 Edition (also available from the PSP store)
  • Final Fantasy XIII Trailer
  • Wanted: Weapons of Fate Teaser

Movie Trailers (free)

  • The International Trailer
  • Angels & Demons Trailer
  • The Making of Hulk Vs. Wolverine
  • The Making of Hulk Vs. Thor

PS3 Themes

  • Bejeweled 2 Theme (free)
  • Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 Ultimate Edition Theme (free)

PS3 Wallpaper (free)

  • Lord of the Rings: Conquest Wallpaper (x3)
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