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PlayStation Network Update: 02/11/2009

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Stop whatever you are doing and run home, turn on your PS3 and download the Heavy Rain demo. This highly anticipated game from Quantic Dreams is launching soon and a great demo is available for your playing pleasure!

Heavy Rain is the biggest news this week, but there are some other things to enjoy. There are three new PSOne classics in the form of Dirt Jockey (this was a game?), Populous: The Beginning and Sim Theme Park. We also have some PSP bundles featuring some marginal games on the platform (Crazy Taxi 1 & 2 and Sonic Rivals). A new PSP Mini, Spaceball: Revolution, is joined by demos for the interesting looking ecoshift and the well received SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 game.

Plenty of add-ons in their typically free and not so free variations. Of note is the full bundle of DLC for Burnout Paradise at the terrific price of $19.99 as well as a Valkyria Chronicles DLC bundle. Some not so attractively priced add-ons for Dante's Inferno, LittlebigPlanet, Dark Void and BlazBlue are also available.

On the multimedia front there are a plethora of videos available as well as some great free and premium themes. What is surprising is the Wipeout HD dynamic theme which is free on the UK PlayStation store and $2.99 in North America. Follow my lead and create a UK account to get this great theme gratis.

All in all this week's update is not groundbreaking, but it has it's satisfying centre, much like a great chocolate. For more details please see the official PlayStation Blog.

PlayStation 3 Demos
Heavy Rain demo

PSOne Classics
Dirt Jockey ($5.99)
Populous: The Beginning ($5.99)
Sim Theme Park ($5.99)

PSP Games
Crazy Taxi & Full Auto 2 "Driving Me Crazy" Bundle ($19.99)
Sonic Rivals "Set My Pulse Racing" Bundle ($29.99)

PSP minis
Spaceball: Revolution ($4.99)

PSP Demos
echoshift demo
SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 demo

Add-ons & Expansions
Burnout Paradise Complete Downloadable Content Bundle ($19.99)
Sonic Unleashed "Unleash Your Desire" Bundle ($11.99)
Valkyria Chronicles "Love Conquers All" Bundle ($9.99)
LittleBigPlanet Valentine's Day Mini-Pack ($2.99)
LittleBigPlanet Chinese New Year Costume (free)
Blazblue: Calamity Trigger Other Unlimited Characters Unlocked ($4.99)
Blazblue: Calamity Trigger Additional Character Colors (x6) ($1.99 each)
Blazblue: Calamity Trigger All Additional Colors 2 ($4.99)

Blazblue: Calamity Trigger All Additional Colors 3 ($4.99)
Dante's Inferno Free Soul Pack (free)
Dante's Inferno Small Soul Pack ($0.99)
Dante's Inferno Medium Soul Pack ($1.99)
Dante's Inferno Large Soul Pack ($3.99)
Dark Void Survivor Missions ($4.99)
Fairytale Fights Treasure Pack 1 (free)
NBA Live 10 All-Star Weekend Pack (free)
Guitar Hero 5
Rock Band

Game Videos
The Tester Preview Episode
White Knight Chronicles IE Launch Trailer
Heavy Rain Gameplay Engine Trailer
After Burner Climax Announcement Network Trailer
Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce Hd Up Close #1 Network Trailer
Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce Hd Up Close #2 Network Trailer
Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce Hd Up Close #3 Network Trailer
Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce Hd Up Close #4 Network Trailer
Just Cause 2: Grapple Documentary Video
Army of Two: The 40th Day "World Tour"

Themes & Wallpapers
Flower Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
WipEout HD Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Trash Panic Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
BioShock 2 Single-Player Theme (free)
Army of Two: The 40th Day PS3 Theme (free)
Dante's Inferno Theme (free)
Dita Von Teese Premium Theme ($1.99)

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