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PlayStation Network Update: 02/14/2008

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Another great week for a PS3 owner, this week we see the usual suspects, notably three new Rock Band songs to enhance that great game. There is a demo for the highly anticipated MLB 08 The Show, not my kind of game but I imagine it will see an incredibly large amount of downloads.

On the multimedia front we have numerous game videos for MLB 08 The Show, LittleBigPlanet (woot), Conflict: Denied Ops, Turok, Burnout Paradise and Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground. All of these videos give great looks at each game they represent and are worthy downloads. We also see a movie trailer of The Ruins and a Super Stardust HD theme (which is actually really well done).

Lastly I have listed the fact that the amazing demo Patapon is now available on the PSN store, you can then drop it on a memory stick duo and play it on your PSP (no need to use the currently clunky PlayStation store for PC).

Once again Sony has given us a lot to check out, enjoy this weeks update!

Add-on Game Content

Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. (Arguably) Punk Pack 2 includes all three songs.

* “Truth Hits Everybody” – The Police ($1.99)
* “Teenage Lobotomy” – The Ramones ($1.99)
* “Complete Control” – The Clash ($1.99)
* (Arguably) Punk Pack 2 ($5.49)

PS3 Demos

MLB 08 The Show Demo
There is a reason why ESPN Magazine claims MLB 08 The Show is “the most realistic baseball game ever created” – because it is. But don’t take our word for it – get your own hands-on experience with the MLB 08 The Show demo. Nothing Gets You Closer.
ESRB Rated E

PSP Demos

Patapon Demo
This rhythm based PSP game has you controlling a tribe of warlike creatures bristling with weapons. The demo features a play-where-you-end system so if you purchase the full game you can start where the demo ended.

Game Videos

MLB 08 Road To The Show Tutorial

There’s a reason many gaming editors are saying “(The Show) is the best baseball franchise ever created”. But take a look for yourself with a first look as the team heads into spring training for the 2008 season. MLB 08 The Show: Nothing Gets You Closer. Available in HD

LittleBigPlanet Create-A-Level
PLAY, CREATE, and SHARE with LittleBigPlanet! Imagine a world with no limits – a world that’s yours to shape, build and explore. Imagine the possibilities, then jump head first into the reality. LittleBigPlanet puts the power of absolute creation into your own hands. If you can see it, you can enhance it. If you can’t see it, you can invent it. Available in HD

Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground – Launch Trailer (free) Available in HD

Conflict: Denied Ops Diary 2 (free)
In this developer diary Dave Cullinane, Environment Art Manager at Pivotal Games, gives some insight into the design process behind creating some of the locations featured in the new co-op FPS, Conflict: Denied Ops. Available in HD

Conflict: Denied Ops Diary 3 (free)
In this developer diary hear from James Nicholls, Senior Designer at Pivotal Games, as he discusses the artificial intelligence, co-op game play design and multiplayer modes used in Conflict: Denied Ops. Available in HD

Burnout Accolades Trailer (free)
Burnout Paradise is the first hit of 2008 and the press just can’t get enough of it! Check out some new game play footage and see what the critics have to say about Burnout Paradise in the newest trailer! Available in HD

Turok “Weapons” Trailer (free)
From Quiet Kill stealth to all guns blazing, Turok offers over 13 different weapons for you to choose how to fight. Each weapon also has a secondary feature that gives you critical options in the heat of combat. Game play Vignette #5 showcases these weapons in all of their glory. Available in SD, HD and 1080pHD.

Turok “Creatures” Trailer (free)
Turok game play vignette #4 features the most lifelike dinosaurs available on next-gen. Experience the clenching of raptor jaws, the enormity of a T-rex battle, and the excitement of going head-to-head with a variety of creature enemies. Your mission? Survive at all costs. Available in SD, HD and 1080pHD.

Movie and Blu-ray Disc Trailers

The Ruins Trailer (free)
Based on the terrifying best-seller by Scott Smith, “The Ruins” follows a group of friends who become entangled in a brutal struggle for survival after visiting a remote archaeological dig in the Mexican jungle – where they discover something deadly living among the ruins. Available in SD, HD and 1080pHD.

PS3 Themes

Super Stardust HD Theme (free)
Customize your PS3 system with a cool Super Stardust HD theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons.

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