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A great week on the PSN with games, great DLC and some demos to please everyone.

PlayStation Network Update: 02/19/2009

A great week on the PSN this week! We have games, demos and add-ons that are sure to please. The first big entry this week is Noby Noby Boy, a highly-anticipated game from the creator of Katamari Damacy. Early reviews on the game call it magnificent, uncut lunacy and glorious! It is a great price at $4.99, much better then the second PopCap game, Zuma, priced at $9.99 and taking up the enormous space of 19Mb on your PS3 hard drive.

Three demos this week on the North American store; Zuma is a maybe but Afro Samurai and LocoRoco 2 are no-brainers as far as I am concerned. Downloaded and installed already! If you have a European account, you should log into their store as well and download the Resistance Retribution demo that features the Resistance 2 PS3 interaction modes.

Add-ons are a big highlight this week with the Burnout Paradise Legendary Cars making an appearance. Individually, they are a little steep, but the pack with all the cars is a decent price at $7.99. Frankly, I am most excited for the Jansen 88 (Back to the Future car), which most excites everyone else? Not all DLC is created equally though; I am surprised to see a cheat pack for Burnout Paradise to unlock all the cars … pretty disappointing.

The rest is a mix of good and bad with the Mirror's Edge, High Velocity Bowling, and Naruto updates being either worthwhile for a cost or free. The Street Fighter, LittleBigPlanet, and Skate 2 packs being neither worthwhile or free. Of course, we have some pretty generic Guitar Hero and Rock Band tracks to download if you are so inclined.

Finally, we have a metric ton of media to enjoy with movie trailers, game videos, wallpapers and themes to try out. The Killzone 2 and Red Alert 3 trailers are very noteworthy and should be downloaded post haste. Below is a list of all the items added to this week’s PSN update. For more details, please visit the official PlayStation Blog.

Downloadable Games

  • Noby Noby Boy ($4.99)
  • Zuma ($9.99)

Add-on Game Content

  • LittleBigPlanet WipeOut Mini-Pack ($2.99)
  • High Velocity Bowling: Patches Pack Two (free)
  • Street Fighter IV Brawler Costume Pack ($3.99)
  • Skate 2 Dyrdek’s Fantasy Plaza Pack ($4.99)
  • NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM Pack 9 (free)
  • Mirror’s Edge Pure Time Trials Map Pack ($9.99)
  • Burnout Paradise Time Savers Pack ($4.99)
  • Carson GT Nighthawk ($1.99)
  • Hunter Calvary Bootlegger ($1.99)
  • Hunter Manhattan Spirit ($1.99)
  • Jansen 88 Special ($3.99)
  • Burnout Paradise Legendary Cars Collection ($7.99)
  • Rock Band
  • Guitar Hero World Tour

PS3 Game Demos (free)

  • Afro Samurai Demo
  • Zuma Demo

PSP Game Demos (free)

  • LocoRoco 2 Demo (also available from PSP storefront)

Game Videos (free)

  • Killzone 2 first look
  • MLB 09 The Show – Mets Stadium
  • MLB 09 The Show – PS3 Trailer
  • MLB 09 The Show – Road to The Show
  • MLB 09 The Show – Yankees Stadium
  • LUMINES Supernova Trailer
  • FIFA 09 Ultimate Team Intro Video
  • Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition Trailer
  • Resident Evil 5 Trailer 2009
  • Watchmen: The End is Nigh Video
  • Mount Snow Freeskiing Thrills
  • Mount Snow Recap
  • Mt Snow Snowboarding Highlights
  • PK Hunder and JF Houle
  • PS Pro Moments – Mount Snow
  • Scotty Lago
  • SNB Slope SLOMO
  • Style in SNB Pipe

TV, Movie, and Blu-ray Trailers (free)

  • GameTrailersTV: PlayStation Network Announcement
  • Frozen River Trailer
  • Quarantine Trailer
  • Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist Trailer

PS3 Themes (free)

  • Zuma Theme
  • LocoRoco 2

PS3 Wallpaper (free)

  • Watchmen: The End if Nigh Wallpaper (x2)
  • Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition Tsunami Tank
  • Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition Apocalypse Tank Wallpaper
  • Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition Cryocopter Wallpaper

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