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A good solid PSN update with no blockbusters but something for most people to appreciate.

PlayStation Network Update: 01/31/2008

Ash PSN, how I love thee! Another good update for the ever improving Playstation Network, for me the continued support of the great game Folklore (which I just bought) is amazing. It is nice to see a developer like Gamer Republic actually adding useful content and not following the Need For Speed: Pro Street model of expensive pay for cheat ‘content’.

Rock Band is enhanced with two great songs from the Smashing Pumpkins and Rush and a song…umm…a song I have never heard of by a band I don’t know, must be great fun to play I would hope. We also see a new demo in the form of the upcoming co-op FPS Conflict: Denied Ops.

On the multimedia front we have game videos for Battlefield: Bad Company and Go! Sports Skydiving and movie trailers for Prince Caspian, Prom Night (which I am sure is HIGH drama), Daddy Day Camp (glee) and Across the Universe. Once again we have more free themes and wallpaper in the form of another PixelJunk Monsters theme and two new wallpapers for the game.

There we have it, an unspectacular but solid update this week, definitely trumped by the awesomeness that is Rez HD on the XBLA but good nonetheless. All prices listed are in U.S. funds unless labeled FREE, which means they are free!

Add-on Game Content

Folklore Add-On Packs

* Folklore Add-on 5 “Nightmares” ($3.99)
This Folklore download pack includes four additional side quests, which take place during the events of the original game, plus an extra Folk to capture and an alternative costume for Keats.

* Folklore Add-on 6 “Visions of the Tower” ($3.99)
This Folklore download pack includes four additional side quests, which take place during the events of the original game, plus an extra Folk to capture and an alternative costume for Ellen.

* Folklore Add-on Bundle 3 ($5.99)
Get two Folklore Add-ons for one low price! This Folklore Add-on Bundle includes “Nightmares” and the “Visions of the Tower” add-ons. Each add-on includes four side quests, plus an extra Folk to capture and alternative costumes for Ellen and Keats.

Rock Band

* “Siva” – Smashing Pumpkins ($1.99)
* “Working Man” – Rush ($1.99)
* “Ten Speed (of God’s Blood…)” – Cohered and Cambria ($1.99)

Demos

Conflict: Denied Ops Demo
Conflict: Denied Ops is a highly accessible co-op FPS featuring massive, extremely explosive firefights across destructible environments. Work as a team to utilize the specific skills of each operative and experience the ultimate in destructive satisfaction with tons of exploding objects and an endless barrage of terrorists who are begging to be blown to hell.
ESRB Rated M

Game Videos

Battlefield: BC Haggard’s Blog (free)
Private Haggard may not be the most charismatic guy, but he sure gets to the point quickly. Catch a glimpse of his heartfelt speech to his family in which he talks about some of his, well, mishaps, from the past.

Go! Sports Skydiving Trailer (free)
Go! Sports Skydiving is a skydiving simulator that uses the SIXAXIS wireless controller to twist, turn and pull off tricks. The easy and intuitive motion control allows you to move through the skies into various skydiving team formations or solo tricks with the greatest of ease. Supports several single player modes, including formation, team match, landing and several online battle modes.

Movie and Blu-ray Disc Trailers

Prince Caspian Trailer (free)
The characters of C.S. Lewis’ timeless fantasy come to life once again in this newest installment of the “Chronicles of Narnia” series, in which the Pevensie siblings are magically transported back from England to the world of Narnia, where a thrilling, perilous new adventure and an even greater test of their faith and courage awaits them. Available in HD and 1080p HD.

Prom Night Trailer (free)
Donna’s senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life. After surviving a horrible tragedy, she has finally moved on and is enjoying her last year of high school. Surrounded by her best friends, she should be safe from the horrors of her past. But when the night turns deadly, there is only one person who could be responsible…a man she thought was gone forever. Available in SD, HD and 1080p HD

Across the Universe Trailer
The enduring songs of The Beatles, set the tone for Across The Universe, a love story about a British boy and an American girl set against the backdrop of the social upheaval of the 1960s. The stirring music of the Fab Four will drive the narrative, with the actors singing and dancing to the classic tunes. Available in HD and 1080p HD.

Daddy Day Camp Trailer
DADDY DAY CARE pals Charlie and Phil are back in this hilarious, all-new adventure: DADDY DAY CAMP! When the dads expand their childcare magic to Camp Driftwood – serving up sports, crafts and teaching the kids a thing or two about nature, they discover the camp has everything it needs except a plan to put the bullies of rival Camp Canola to shame. Available in HD and 1080p HD.

PS3 Themes

PixelJunk Monsters Theme 2 (free)
Customize your PS3 system with a cool PixelJunk Monsters theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons.

PS3 Wallpaper

(2) PixelJunk Monsters Wallpaper (free)
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new PixelJunk Monsters Wallpaper.

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. Follow me on twitter @Jer1ch0 or check out my youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/Jerichox11

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