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A huge week for add-ons and demos; overall a great week for PS3 owners.

PlayStation Network Update: 03/05/2009

This week will henceforth be called "add-on" week! There's only one new game available, in the form of Watchmen: The End is Nigh. This game is at a very high price point and is not getting rave reviews. It is a shame; it's a great universe, the graphics look amazing but the gameplay is absent. Thankfully there is a demo to help you decide whether it is worth the price of Burnout Paradise.

Add-ons are the bulk of this update, with an epilogue for Prince of Persia as the highlight of the week. This additional chapter furthers the gameplay and adds more to the ending of the hit game. We also see the Toy Cars for Burnout Paradise, these tiny cars are replicas of the full sized cars and add a hilarious new perspective to the game.

We have yet another free Naruto pack and two additional High Velocity Bowling characters, thus giving us our good and the bad comparison of the week. Another useless Skate 2 pack and more Street Fighter IV costumes are also marginal additions to the PSN. Finally we have the obligatory Guitar Hero and Rock Band tracks.

Since I love to try before I buy, the three demos are very appreciated. Demos for Watchmen: The End is Nigh, Age of Booty, and Wanted: Weapons of Fate are presented for your gaming pleasure. All of them are queued up, hoping Wanted is at least some fun. On the PSP front their is a full download of Killzone Liberations, a great title that further enhances the Killzone universe.

Finally we have videos for many games and movies as well as some new themes and wallpapers. 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

  • Watchmen: The End is Nigh ($19.99)

Add-on Game Content

  • High Velocity Bowling – Bruce ($0.99)
  • High Velocity Bowling – Carmen ($0.99)
  • Burnout Paradise: Toy Car Collection ($12.99)
  • Burnout Paradise: Toy Car Pack 1 ($5.99)
  • Burnout Paradise: Toy Car Pack 2 ($5.99)
  • Burnout Paradise: Toy Hunter Cavalry ($1.99)
  • Burnout Paradise: Toy Hunter Citizen ($1.99)
  • Burnout Paradise: Toy Nakamura Firehawk ($1.99)
  • Burnout Paradise: Toy Carson GT Concept ($1.99)
  • Burnout Paradise: Toy Carson Inferno Van ($1.99)
  • Burnout Paradise: Toy Hunter Takedown 4X4 ($1.99)
  • Burnout Paradise: Toy Hunter Manhattan ($1.99)
  • Burnout Paradise: Toy Jansen P12 ($1.99)
  • Burnout Paradise: Toy Krieger WTR ($1.99)
  • NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM Pack 10 (free)
  • Prince of Persia: Epilogue ($9.99)
  • Skate 2 Throwback Pack (free)
  • Street Fighter IV Shoryuken Pack ($3.99)
  • Rock Band
  • Guitar Hero World Tour

Game Demos (free)

  • Watchmen: The End is Nigh Demo
  • Wanted: Weapons of Fate Demo
  • Age of Booty Trial Version

Game Videos (free)

  • Midnight Club Los Angeles: South Central Trailer
  • Watchmen: The End is Nigh Rorschach
  • Watchmen: The End is Nigh Nite Owl
  • Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection Trailer
  • Tom Clancy’s HAWX PS3/YouTube Upload Video
  • Tom Clany’s HAWX Gameplay Video

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

  • Watchmen: Sets & Sensibility
  • Watchmen: Minutemen
  • Watchmen: Dressed for Success
  • Watchmen: Attention to Detail
  • Breaking Bad Webisodes (x 5)
  • Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li Trailer

PS3 Themes

  • MLB 09 The Show MLB Theme (free)
  • MLB 09 The Show Team Themes (x5) (Orioles, Pirates, Padres, Mariners and Nationals) (free)
  • Bunnies Pinups ($0.99)

PlayStation Store for PSP

  • Killzone: Liberation($15.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)

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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