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A solid update on the PSN for us PlayStation fanatics.

PlayStation Network Update: 02/07/2008

A fairly large download this week on the PSN. As is the norm, we see demos, songs, and some downloadable content. The major new item is Go! Sports Skydiving, a skydiving simulator that hopefully will be much better than the skiing game they released a few months ago in this line of games (it was basically unplayable). Sony has also released a new PS1 classic in the form of Crash Bandicoot: WARPED.

The major demo this week is Lost Planet, a former X360 exclusive; I am curious to try it to see if Capcom took care with the port or just slapped it together. We also see a free skin for MotorStorm to celebrate Chinese New Year and the compulsory Rock Band songs, the highlight for me being "Roam" (yeah, I know, but that song brings back memories).

Finally on the multimedia front we have a number of game videos for Burnout Paradise, Uncharted, MLB 08 and Conflict: Denied Ops as well as movie trailers for WALL•E and 30 Days of Night. Also as per the norm we see a new theme and a few new wallpapers (free, of course).

Once again Sony has delivered a solid update for us that should have something for everyone to enjoy.

Downloadable Games

Go! Sports Skydiving ($4.99)

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 perform solo tricks with the greatest of ease. Supports several single player modes, including formation, team match, landing and several online battle modes. ESRB rated E.

PS One Classics for PS3 / PSP

Crash Bandicoot: WARPED ($5.99)

Oh, yeah! He’s back! AND he’s ready to rumble! It’s a whole new adventure with Crash Bandicoot, and this time he’s time-traveling through the ages with his little sister Coco! Scuba-dive with the sharks, ride a baby T-Rex, go soar the skies in a plane, gallop along the Great Wall of China on a tiger, dodge ancient Egyptian mummies, and much, much more! ESRB rated E.

Add-on Game Content

MotorStorm Chinese New Year Skin (free)

Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Rat with a special gift from the MotorStorm team! A special Chinese New Year gift awaits all our players — a mystery paint job for the Wulff Revo Rally Car.

Rock Band

Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit Rock Band's website.

  • “Calling Dr. Love” – Kiss ($1.99)
  • “We Care a Lot” – Faith No More ($1.99)
  • “Roam” – B-52s ($1.99)


LOST PLANET Multiplayer Demo

This is the multiplayer demo for the sci-fi action shooting game LOST PLANET. Connect to the net and do battle on a distant frozen world. The snow pirates are waiting for you!
ESRB rated T.

Game Videos

Uncharted: Final Trailer (free)

Check out the newest trailer for Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune featuring Uncharted: The El Dorado Megamix by DJ Shadow! Available in 720p HD.

MLB 08 The Show First Look (free)

There’s a reason so many gaming editors are saying “[The Show] is the best baseball franchise ever created”. But take a look for yourself with a first look as the team heads into spring training for the 2008 season. MLB 08 The Show: Nothing Gets You Closer. Available in 720p HD.

Burnout Paradise Dev Diary (free)

A closer look at Burnout Paradise with Creative Producer Alex Ward and Lead Designer Craig Sullivan. Available in 720p HD.

Burnout Launch Trailer 1 (free)

Check out the first Launch trailer from Burnout Paradise where your possibilities are limitless. Available in 720p HD.

Burnout Launch Trailer 2 (free)

Available in 720p HD.

Conflict “Destruction” Dev Diary (free)

Hear from Julian Foxall, Senior Programmer at Pivotal Games, as he discusses some of the impressive destruction capabilities utilized in the new co-op FPS, Conflict: Denied Ops. Available in 720p HD.

Movie and Blu-ray Disc Trailers

WALL•E Trailer 2 (free)

What if mankind had to leave Earth, and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off? WALL•E, a robot, spends every day doing what he was made for. But soon, he will discover what he was meant for. From Academy Award-winning writer-director, Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo”), Disney•Pixar’s WALL•E is the story of one robot’s comic adventures as he chases his dream across the galaxy. Available in 720p HD and 1080p HD.

30 Days of Night Trailer (free)

Cross over to the dark side in this bone-chilling adaptation of the cult-hit graphic novel. In a small Alaskan town, a growing band of bloodthirsty vampires thrust the living into a deadly game of cat and mouse and screams. Available in 720p HD and 1080p HD.

PS3 Wallpaper

(2) Uncharted Wallpapers (free)

Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new Uncharted Drake’s Fortune 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.

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