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PlayStation Network Update: 10/29/2009

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Nice update this week on the PSN — deals, games, demos, and add-ons abound this week. To start off there are some great deals on PSP games in particular echochrome and Super Stardust portable. This is a great time to check out some titles you may have been keeping your eye on.

Two new games appear this week, Inferno Pool and Hasbro Family Game Night. Inferno Pool is an interesting multiplayer pool game that has your sunk balls appear on your opponent's table. Hasbro Family Game Night is a compilation of Hasbro board games and Mr. Potato Head is the host as you play through them.

Some great demos to enjoy are there as well.  Following up on last week's Clank demo there is another Ratchet And Clank Future: A Crack In Time demo, this one focusing on a Ratchet level. Fat Princess has arrived in demo form which is great, I wanted to try before I buy with this game. Finally there is a demo for the always anticipated Pro Evolution Soccer 2010.

On the PSP front we have two new minis, Zombie Tycoon and Yummy Yummy Cooking Jam, as much as I love a good cooking jam, the zombies game has caught my attention. There are also a number of newly digitized PSP games, of particular note are the Petz games, I guess Sony is trying to revitalize its girl gamerz campaign!  There are also some great PSP demos, be sure to check out  LocoRoco Midnight Carnival and Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier in particular.

A few add-ons are newly available this week, too.  Normally I hate the Pain characters on offer, but this week's Elvira, with anatomically correct measurements, is very appropriate for the game and the season. Additional songs for Rock Band and Guitar Hero are available as usual, but now we also have DJ Hero Extended Mix Packs to peruse.

A good week with lots of deals, demos and games to enjoy. For more details, please visit the official PlayStation Blog.

PSP Game Sale

  • Super Stardust Portable, echochrome, Myst, Brain Challenge, and Unbound Saga are 50% off through November 4th. Manhunt 2’s price has been reduced to $19.99.

Downloadable Games

  • Inferno Pool ($9.99)
  • Hasbro Family Game Night ($39.99)

Game Demos (free)

  • Ratchet And Clank Future: A Crack In Time – Ratchet Demo
  • Fat Princess Demo
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 Demo

Add-on Game Content

  • PAIN – Celebrity Character Elvira ($1.99)
  • Trivial Pursuit Sports Pack ($4.99)
  • DJ Hero Extended Mix Pack ($5.99)
  • Guitar Hero 5
  • Rock Band

Game Videos (free)

  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Behind The Scenes – Mastering the Cell Processor
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Behind The Scenes – Online Technology
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Behind The Scenes -Thinking Like A Dog
  • The Saboteur – Irishman In Paris
  • NBA 2K10 – Post-Moves Trailer
  • Just Cause 2 – Vertical Gameplay
  • Just Cause 2 – Panau Trailer
  • Just Cause 2 – Announcement Trailer
  • Front Mission Evolved – TGS 2009 Trailer
  • Dragon Age Origins – Warden’s Calling
  • Dragon Age Origins – Dalish Elf
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – Squad Story 1
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – Squad Story 2
  • Assassin’s Creed II – Dev Diary 1
  • Assassin’s Creed II – Dev Diary 2
  • PAIN – Celebrity Character Elvira Trailer
  • Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier Story Trailer

PlayStation Store for PSP
PSP Minis

  • Zombie Tycoon ($7.99)
  • Yummy Yummy Cooking Jam ($4.99)

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 storefront)

  • LocoRoco: Midnight Carnival ($14.99)
  • NBA 2K10 ($29.99)
  • Darkstalkers Chronicles: The Chaos Tower ($19.99)
  • Mega Man Maverick Hunter X ($19.99)
  • Crystal Defenders ($9.99)
  • Petz Dogz Family ($29.99)
  • Petz Hamsterz Bunch ($29.99)
  • Petz Saddle Club ($29.99)

Game Demos (free)

  • LocoRoco Midnight Carnival Demo
  • Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier Demo
  • Crystal Defenders PSP Demo
  • Petz Saddle Club Demo

Add-on Game Content

  • Rock Band Unplugged (also available from PS3 storefront)

Game Videos (free)

  • Beaterator – Timbaland Trailer
  • Beaterator – Intro Trailer
  • Beaterator – Sessions: Max & Clay
  • Beaterator – Sessions: Artist Series 1
  • Beaterator – Sessions: Artist Series 2
  • Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier – Story Trailer
  • Thexder Neo – Launch Trailer
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