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A minimal PSN update this week, we do have Orbz and well that is about it.

PlayStation Network Update: 01/14/2009

Does anyone else see tumbleweeds? Very minimal update this week on the good old PSN. Not that it is a bad one, just not much to enjoy.

There is a price drop for Steambot Chronicles shaving half the cost off the title. We also have a demo for the UNO game that arrived a short while ago on the PSN. I would love to find out why we don't get day one demos, it is obviously doable (see the competition).

As far as really new content goes the only things are small releases. A name change for Magic Ball (to Magic Orbz) and a new pack for the game. They also made a Magic Orbz bundle that contains the game and all add-ons. I really don't understand changing the name, especially to one adding an unnecessary 'Z' at the end.

A new PSP Mini called Dynogems adds a twist on Bejewelled clones by adding magic and explosions! The price is right and puzzlers are generally always worth a spin or two. Luxor: The Wrath of Set appears as a full PSP game and we have a demo for the upcoming Lunar: Silver Star Harmony game.

The assorted (but less numerous then normal) themes, videos and Rock Band/Guitar Hero content rounds out the update. For more details, please visit the official PlayStation Blog.


  • Steambot Chronicles Permanent Price Drop (now $14.99, original price $29.99)

Game Demos (free)

  • UNO Demo


  • Magic Orbz Bundle Pack ($13.99)

Add-on Game Content

  • Magic Orbz Winter Pack ($2.99)
  • ZEN Pinball Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Table ($2.49)
  • Guitar Hero 5
  • Rock Band

Game Videos (free)

  • White Knight Chronicles International Edition Combat Trailer
  • 2009 Gran Turismo Awards
  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope International Debut Trailer
  • SOCOM US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 Dev Diary #2
  • 2009 Virgin Mobile FreeFest Videos (x5) (US only)

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

  • Luxor: The Wrath of Set ($9.99)

PSP minis

  • Dynogems ($2.99)

PSP Demos (free)

  • Lunar: Silver Star Harmony Demo

Add-on Game Content (also available from PS3 Storefront)

  • Gran Turismo PSP Car Pack (free)

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

  • Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign Big Guns PSP Theme (free)
  • Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign Red Planet PSP Theme (free)
  • Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign Tower PSP Theme (free)

About Michael Prince

A longtime video game fan starting from simple games on the Atari 2600 to newer titles on a bleeding edge PC I play everything I can get my hands on.

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