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PlayStation Network Update: 11/05/2009

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Another week, another great PSN update. There are deals, demos, games and add-ons for all to enjoy!

The big coup this week, even though the multiplayer isn't great, is the free DLC for Brutal Legend featuring new maps and a new Axe. This DLC is a big deal as it is free exclusively on the PSN, the other guys have to pay for it, if anyone wants it that is. Other deals for bargain hunters are a value priced Mercury bundle and price drops on TV Show King and the X-Men Origins: Wolverine Weapon X Arena Pack. Although even with the price drop, the Weapon X Arena Pack is still five dollars too much in my humble opinion.

Plenty of add-ons available this week, the biggest of which are the day one, and overpriced, DLC for Dragon Age Origins. We discussed the idea of day one DLC on our recent Multiplayer Chat podcast and all agreed that it is a horrible and greedy trend. Having said all that I have a severe weakness for Bioware and RPG's in general and I imagine Warden's Keep will be mine in short order, sigh.

There are freebies this week in the form of LittleBigPlanet costumes, Topatoi: The Great Tree Story Arcade Style DLC and a Way of the Samurai 3 weapon pack. These are joined by character and mission packs for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 which are definitely not free.

Two new games make an appearance this week, the real time strategy title Military Madness: Nectaris and number themed puzzler Numblast. There is a demo for Military Madness which will let you try before you buy. A demo for the acclaimed game Trine is available to try if you are on the fence about the game.  A new PSOne classic is available and it is a classic platformer – Gex.  This is a great game and a nice addition to the roster.

Plenty of freshly digitized PSP games are on hand, of note are Star Wars Battlefront Elite Squadron, Dissidia Final Fantasy, and Ghostbusters The Video Game. It is nice to see all of them appearing as promised and that the pricing is somewhat close to retail.  A PSP demo for the great MotorStorm Arctic Edge is available, this is a solid portable version of the series and well worth checking out.

Lots of multimedia content with some great videos, nice Rock Band updates (Nirvana!) and some Tekken 6 themes/wallpapers to download and enjoy.

A great week with plenty to check and enjoy in this update, note I did not mention Qore. For more details, please visit the official PlayStation Blog.

Updates

  • Mercury Bundle 2 Sale – Includes Archer Maclean’s Mercury and Mercury Meltdown (now $9.99)
  • TV Show King Price Drop (now $6.99)
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine Weapon X Arena Pack Price Drop (now $4.99)

Qore

  • Qore Episode 18: November 2009 ($2.99)
  • Qore Annual Subscription: November 2009 ($24.99)

Downloadable Games

  • Military Madness: Nectaris ($9.99)
  • Numblast ($4.99)

PSone Classics: PS3/PSP

  • Gex ($5.99)

Game Demos (free)

  • Trine Demo
  • Military Madness: Nectaris Demo

Add-on Game Content

  • LittleBigPlanet Anniversary Birthday Cake Costume (free)
  • LittleBigPlanet Spaceman Costume (free)
  • Dragon Age Origins Stone Prisoner DLC ($14.99)
  • Dragon Age Origins Warden’s Keep DLC ($6.99)
  • Brutal Legend Tears of the Hextadon Map Pack (free)
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2acter and Mission Pack ($9.99)
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 Character Compatibilty Pack (free)
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 Juggernaut Playable Character ($1.99)
  • Topatoi: The Great Tree Story Arcade Style DLC (free)
  • Way of the Samurai 3 Weapons DLC (free)
  • Rock Band

Game Videos (free)

  • Pulse 11/5 Edition
  • God of War Collection Trailer
  • PlayStation 3 TV Commercial – “Candle”
  • PlayStation 3 TV Commercial – “Montage”
  • Assassin’s Creed 2 Dev Diary 4
  • Dragon Age: Origins City Elf Trailer
  • Dragon Age: Origins Dwarf Commoner Origin Trailer
  • Dragon Age: Origins Mage Origin Trailer
  • Numblast Trailer
  • NIER TGS 2009 Trailer

Themes

  • Tekken 6 – Returning Characters Theme (free)
  • Tekken 6 – The Fight Card Theme (free)
  • Tekken 6 – The New Faces Theme (free)
  • Family Guy Theme ($1.99)
  • Roadkill Theme ($1.99)
  • DarkMatter Quadrilogy Theme Pack ($5.99)

Wallpaper (free)

  • FIFA Soccer 10 Wallpaper
  • Let’s FIFA 10 Wallpaper
  • FIFA Soccer 10 Blanco Wallpaper
  • FIFA Soccer 10 Rooney Wallpaper
  • FIFA Soccer 10 Rooney Wallpaper 2
  • Tekken 6 Alisa Wallpaper
  • Tekken 6 Asuka Wallpaper
  • Tekken 6 Hwoarang Wallpaper
  • Tekken 6 Jin Wallpaper
  • Tekken 6 Kazuya Wallpaper

PlayStation Store for PSP
Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 storefront)

  • Ben 10 Alien Force ($19.99)
  • Ben 10: Protector of Earth ($14.99)
  • Crimson Room: Reverse ($7.99)
  • Class of Heroes ($39.99)
  • Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground ($14.99)
  • Creature Defense ($7.99)
  • Numblast PSP ($4.99)
  • Star Wars Battlefront Elite Squadron ($29.99)
  • Star Wars Clone Wars: Republic Heroes ($29.99)
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy ($39.99)
  • Ghostbusters The Video Game PSP ($29.99)

Game Demos (free)

  • MotorStorm Arctic Edge Demo (free)

Add-on Game Content

  • Rock Band Unplugged (also available from PS3 storefront)

Game Videos (free)

  • Pulse 11/5 Edition
  • PlayStation 3 TV Commercial – “Candle”
  • PlayStation 3 TV Commercial – “Montage”
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars “Out For Revenge” Video
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Trailer
  • Numblast PSP Trailer
  • 2 for 1 Mercury Bundle Trailer
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