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PlayStation Network Update: 07/17/2008

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I told myself I wouldn’t do it, I wouldn’t talk about Final Fantasy XIII, I wouldn’t cry… *sigh*. Weird week on the PSN, as on top of a quite stellar update to the PSN on the usual day (Thursday), there were a number of updates as the week progressed during E3.

We finally have a new PSN game in the form of Elefunk, a PS1 classic by the name of Rayman and a PSP downloadable game, the Star Trek Tactical Assault game. The Super Stardust HD Team Mode Pack also returns and is available for purchase. The Who Rock Band tracks make their way online and we finally have the previously Qore exclusive demo for Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, as well as a demo for Elefunk.

There are many, many, many videos, too many to list, but most are well worth a watch. There is no FF XIII video… *sniff* …you will have to see that elsewhere online… *sob*. There is a three part (very large) video that represents the entire Sony Press Conference, very good to see that.

We also have some wallpapers and themes. Oh, and I almost forgot, because I am Canadian and Sony hates us, but apparently – and I can’t prove this because I cannot see it – there is some sort of video store on the PSN now. I won’t use it even when it is there out of spite just like I won’t buy FFXIII out of spite… aww, who am I kidding! Super long list below!

PS1 Classics for PS3/PSP

Rayman ($5.99)

In the world of Rayman, people live in peace and harmony with nature, and the Great Protoon maintains the balance of the universe. One fateful day, Mr. Dark steals the Great Protoon and defeats Betilla the Fairy, plunging the whole world into darkness. It’s up to Rayman to defeat Mr. Dark and restore balance to the universe in this classic platforming game.

ESRB Rated E
File size: 97 MB

PSP Games (also available on PC store)

STAR TREK: Tactical Assault ($19.99) (also downloadable via PS3 PC Store)

There are two playable campaigns, each covering a range of missions. The Starfleet campaign is set in 2284 and predates the events of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The player follows the adventures of Lieutenant Commander Renolds, completing missions and working up to better ships, from a small frigate to a Constitution class starship and beyond. The Klingon campaign is set after the Khitomer Massacre of 2346.

File size: 140 MB

Downloadable Games

Elefunk – Free Demo, or Purchase ($4.99)

Use your construction skills to save elephants from a dangerous fall! In the new puzzle game Elefunk, your elephants must traverse 20 levels of ravines, rivers, fire pits and swamps – and they’ll only get across if you strengthen the structures correctly with metal, wood and rope. It’s real construction with realistic physics and three different game modes: Time Attack, Puzzle, and Deconstruction. Get building today!

ESRB Rated E
File size: 408 MB

Fantasy Football: Draft Day Application (free)

Game Add-Ons

Super Stardust HD Team Mode Add-on ($4.99)

Includes the highly anticipated split-screen co-op and deathmatch modes. The pack also offers an additional orchestral soundtrack in 5.1 surround and a ship editor.

Rock Band

Rock Band The Best of the Who Rock Band Edition Track Pack ($19.99)

(12) individual songs ($1.99/ea)
* Amazing Journey
* Baba O’Riley
* Behind Blue Eyes
* Eminence Front

* Going Mobile
* Leaving Here
* My Generation
* Good Looking Boy
* Sea & Sand
* Summertime Blues
* Who Are You?
* Young Man Blues

Game Demos (Free)

NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja Storm Playable Demo

Experience the stunning Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm demo! Duel against your friends or test your ninja skills against CPU controlled opponents! Engage in ninja battle like never before!

File size: 558 MB

Game Videos (Free)

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution Behind the Scenes Trailer

An exclusive Behind the Scenes look at the making of Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution from the development team at Firaxis Games. Featuring studio walkaround, in depth interviews with Sid Meier and the team, and creative insight into the game’s evolution.

File size: 316 MB (HD)

E3 Videos and Trailers

  • PlayStation E3 2008 Press Conference – Part 1
  • PlayStation E3 2008 Press Conference – Part 2
  • PlayStation E3 2008 Press Conference – Part 3
  • God of War III
  • Motorstorm Pacific Rift
  • Xam’d Lost Memories
  • Buzz PSP
  • Resistance: Retribution
  • Ratchet & Clank Quest for Booty
  • PixelJunk Eden
  • Siren Blood Curse
  • PAIN Amusement Park
  • Gran Turismo TV
  • MKU vs DCU
  • Blitz The League II
  • Valkyria Chronicles
  • Resident Evil 5
  • This is Vegas
  • TNA Impact! Wrestling
  • PS3 Compilation Video
  • PSN :30 Second Sizzle
  • PSN Sizzle Video
  • PlayStation Family Video
  • PS3 Sizzle Video
  • DC Universe Trailer
  • Mirror’s Edge E3 Trailer
  • Dead Space E3 Network Trailer
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa E3 Trailer
  • Valhalla Knights 2 E3 Trailer
  • PURE Trailer
    File size: 12 MB (SD), 42 MB (HD), 57 MB (HD 1080)
  • Project Origin Trailer
    File size: 186 MB (HD)
  • Rag Doll Kung Fu Fists of Plastic Trailer
    File size: 56 MB (HD)
  • Brother in Arms: Hell’s Highway Tank Mayhem Trailer
    File size: 12 MB (SD), 43 MB (HD), 56 MB (HD 1080)
  • Prince of Persia Trailer
    File size: 24 MB (SD), 89 MB (HD), 117 MB (HD 1080)
  • Mercenaries 2: World in Flames E3 Trailer
    File size: 97 MB (HD)

 

Movie and Blu-ray Trailers (free)

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder Trailer

The war against the Bugs continue! A Federation starship crash-lands on the distant alien planet OM-1, stranding beloved leader Sky Marshal Anoke and several others, including comely but tough pilot Lola Beck. It’s up to Colonel Johnny Rico, reluctant hero of the original Bug Invasion on Planet P, to lead a team of Troopers on a daring rescue mission.

File size: 60MB (HD), 100MB (HD 1080)

Themes and Wallpapers

  • Elefunk Theme
    File size: 4.29 MB
  • Resistance 2 PS3 Theme
  • PixelJunk Eden Wallpaper
  • MotorStorm Pacific Rift Wallpaper
  • Siren Wallpapers (x4)
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