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PlayStation Network Update: 07/30/2009

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Well hello there! How are you? Long time no see! Sorry I have been gone for a while, but I am back and you can breathe a sigh of relief, my sarcastic (and hopefully helpful) look at the PSN updates are back baby!

So to start off this round of what to buy, let me say that what to buy is the absolutely amazing and highly anticipated Fat Princess. This RTS meets action game meets RPG has finally arrived. The game has one side defending the stolen princess and feeding her cake (to make her larger and it harder to escape with her of course) and the other trying to rescue her. Fat Princess looks great and all the buzz and early previews/reviews have been great!

While Fat Princess is the most anticipated release there is much more for us to download and enjoy….or not. There is the second part to the Watchmen: The End is Nigh. Hopefully it is better then the first abysmal part (which shouldn't be hard). We also see a new PSOne classic in the form Spec Ops: Airborne Commando.  I have never heard of this game, that may tell you something.

Next, we have demos for the new Madden NFL 10 game as well as one for Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2. Why is it that the bad games sometimes get demos but great new releases like Fat Princess don't? The Watchmen demo may encourage people not to buy the game as much as the lack of a Fat Princess demo will discourage people from buying it. Sony needs a lesson in logic methinks.

Add-on content is plentiful with extra content for Rag Doll Kung Fu, Cross Edge, Dynasty Warriors 6, and of course Rock Band and Guitar Hero. Rock Band wins on the music front with Blink 182 (pass), Kiss, and Weezer packs. Cross Edge has some pay packs, but some free as well. All the Dynasty Warriors items are free. Both of these games have had many, many free add-ons and that is really nice to see.

The typical gaming videos looking at MAG and Killzone 2's new DLC are here as well as some overpriced themes. We do have some sweet Katamari and Noby Noby Boy themes for the amazing price of zero dollars though.

The PSP gets some sweet loving on the store with three digital games in the form of Brave Story: New Traveler, Pocket Pool, and Strikers 1945 Plus. The PSP also gets a dose of Rock Band Unplugged DLC and its own overpriced themes. Please no one buy these overpriced themes, we need to discourage them from releasing them at a cost.

All in all a great week if just for the Fat Princess launch, sure wish there was a demo, but the game seems to be a surefire hit. Below is a list of all the items added to this week's PSN update. For more details, please visit the official PlayStation Blog.

Downloadable Games

  • Fat Princess ($14.99)
  • Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2 Videogame ($14.99)

PSone Classics PS3 / PSP

  • Spec Ops: Airborne Commando ($5.99)

Game Demos

  • Madden NFL 10 Demo
  • Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2 Videogame Demo

Add-on Game Content

  • Rag Doll Kung Fu Time Saver DLC ($1.99)
  • Cross Edge Enigma Synth Pack (1) (free)
  • Cross Edge Hero Pack ($0.99)
  • Cross Edge It’ll Come in Handy Pack ($0.99)
  • Cross Edge This is Equipment Pack ($0.99)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires Eclectic Armor Set (men) (free)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires Norse Armor Set (men) (free)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires Priestess Armor Set (women) (free)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires Valkyrie Armor Set (women) (free)
  • Guitar Hero World Tour
  • Rock Band

Game Videos (free)

  • Pulse 7/30 Edition
  • Killzone 2 DLC Bundle Pack Trailer
  • MAG Developer Diary 3
  • MAG Developer Diary 4
  • Dark Void Composer Interview
  • Unbound Saga Between the Panels Issue 1

Themes

  • Katamari Forever and Noby Noby Boy Themes (free)
  • G.I. Joe Rise Of The Cobra: Cobra Theme ($0.99)
  • G.I. Joe Rise Of The Cobra: G.I. Joe Theme ($0.99)
  • Harry Potter XMB Theme Pack ($1.99)
  • College Football Themes (x5) (Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, Nebraska, and Wisconsin) ($1.99 each)

Wallpaper (free)

  • God of War III Wallpapers (x3)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games

  • Brave Story: New Traveler ($14.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
  • Pocket Pool ($9.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
  • Strikers 1945 Plus ($11.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)

Add-on Game Content

  • Rock Band Unplugged (also available from PS3 storefront)

Game Videos (free)

  • Pulse 7/30 Edition
  • Unbound Saga: Between the Panels Issue 1

PSP Themes

  • Tomb Raider: Legend PSP Theme ($1.49)
  • Tomb Raider: Anniversary PSP Theme ($1.49)

Wallpaper (free)

  • Strikers 1945 Plus Wallpaper (x4)
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