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A sub par PSN update, absolutely nothing noteworthy this week.

PlayStation Network Update: 02/28/2008

Hmm, this week I give the PSN update a solid thumbs down! No demos, no new games, no nothing of note. Sigh, I suppose if you like Rock Band and Guitar Hero 3 DLC you will be happy this week.

We do see another add-on character for PAIN that not many people really care about. On the multimedia front we have a bunch of new MLB 08, NBA 08 videos, a Lost Planet and a Condemned 2 trailer. The teaser trailer for the new Star Trek re visioning has also been uploaded, been around the net for a while, but this way it is viewable on your HDTV.

We have the patched Rock Band songs from last year re-uploaded this week, so if you downloaded any of these songs there is an updated version for you.

Finally there is a theme for the new PAIN character and some wallpapers based around RocketMan: Axis of Evil. Truly this is a poor update and Sony really needs to try harder, this hearkens back to updates from a year ago.

Add-on Game Content

PAIN: Scurv Dogg Character ($0.99)
Straight from the South Central Seas, Scurv Dogg, the latest addition to the PAIN posse, can spice up your game with some scurvy flair and the horrible manners of a seasoned seadog. Armed with only a bad hat and a bad attitude, this bitter downloadable pirate has the attitude for PAIN – he hates everything – including your skills if you don’t have game. Bring it.
File size: 8.78 MB

Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. Nine Inch Nails Track Pack 1 includes all three songs.

* “March of the Pigs” – Nine Inch Nails ($1.99)
* “The Collector- Nine Inch Nails ($1.99)
* “The Perfect Drug” – Nine Inch Nails ($1.99)
* Nine Inch Nails Track Pack 1 ($5.49)

If you previously purchased any of the following Rock Band tracks, newer versions are now available. Visit the PLAYSTATION Store and re-download them from your Download List free of charge. Online play/leaderboards/ranking are not affected by this. You won’t be punished for not downloading them again, however, as these bug fixes have no effect on game play.

Title/Launch Date

* “Can’t Stand Losing You” – Nov. 22
* “Roxanne” – Nov. 22
* “Synchronicity II” – Nov. 22
* “Police Pack 01” – Nov. 22
* “Brass in Pocket” – Dec. 20
* “Limelight” – Jan. 3

Guitar Hero III: No Doubt Track Pack ($6.25)
“Don’t Speak”, “Excuse Me Mr”, “Sunday Morning” as performed by No Doubt.

Game Videos

MLB 08 The Show My MLB Music Video
Get an inside first look here at the new soundtrack editor My MLB Music, one of the new features to MLB 08 The Show. Nothing Gets You Closer
File size: 43 MB (HD)

MLB 08 The Show Blog Video (free)
Have a look at the first blog video posted to the PlayStation.Blog for MLB 08 The Show. Nothing Gets You Closer.
File size: 39 MB (HD)

NBA 08 Amare Stoudemire Bio
Go Beyond Access and take a look inside the NBA 08 cover athlete, Amare Stoudemire. Get insights into his drive, his philosophy, his goals and his commitment to the sport of basketball. NBA 08: Nothing Gets You Closer.
File size: 247 MB (HD)

Condemned 2: Bloodshot Trailer 1 (free)
The first official trailer released by SEGA that shows off all of the bone-crushing action and psychological thrills that Condemned 2: Bloodshot has to offer.
File size: 125 MB (HD)

Lost Planet Trailer 2 (free)
This is a trailer showing off the single player campaign of the incredible action shooting game LOST PLANET.
File size: 150 MB (HD)

Movie and Blu-ray Disc Trailers

Star Trek Teaser Trailer (free)
From director J.J. Abrams and screenwriters Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman comes a new vision of the greatest space adventure of all time, Star Trek, featuring a young, new crew venturing boldly where no man has gone before.
File size: 13 MB (SD), 47 MB (HD), 63 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes

PAIN: Scurv Dogg Theme (free)
Customize your PS3 system with a cool PAIN: Scurv Dogg theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons.

PS3 Wallpaper

(4) Rocketmen: Axis of Evil Wallpapers (free)
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new Rocketmen: Axis of Evil 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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