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Big week with many demos, full games and add-ons for us PS3 faithful to enjoy!

PlayStation Network Update: 03/12/2009

Big, huge update this week with full games, add-ons and demos for all to enjoy. The big draw this week is the arcade shooter Red Baron Arcade. Priced very nicely at $9.99, this game looks like a lot of fun and a great addition to the PlayStation Store.

We also see BUZZ! Junior: Jungle Party, a stand-alone Buzz! game designed for younger audiences. Astro Tripper is a game out of nowhere that channels the look and feel of Gradius and R-Type.

Qore returns this week looking at Riddick and Burnout Paradise among other games. Annual subscribers will receive a voucher for High Velocity Bowling, if you can bear to get the magazine all year.

Many add-ons to choose from this week, none of which are free unfortunately. Sackboy joins Hot Shots, Burnout gets super boosts, Street Fighters get new costumes and dinosaurs join the Buzz! lineup. Rock Band and Guitar Hero see new songs from The Offspring and Rise Against respectively.

We have four demos to get excited about this week!  Red Baron Arcade gives you a taste of the new arcade title and you can try on some spandex with the WWE Legends of Wrestlemania demo. It is double Diesel month with demos for the anticipated The Chronicles of Riddick re-make and enhancement as well as a demo for the Wheelman.

Lots of themes and videos to look at this week, too. Some of the themes are free, others are more of the boring 'premium' University themes that keep getting uploaded. There is some PSP content with a Resistance Retribution demo and some downloadable games.

Overall a really great week for PS3 owners, lots to try and buy which is always a good thing. Below is a list of all the items added to this week's PSN update. For more details, please visit the official PlayStation Blog.


  • Qore Annual Subscription ($24.99)
  • Qore Episode 10: March, 2009 ($2.99)


  • PULSE 3/12 Edition (free)

Downloadable Games

  • Red Baron Arcade ($9.99)
  • BUZZ! Junior: Jungle Party ($4.99)
  • Astro Tripper ($4.99)

Add-on Game Content

  • Hot Shots Golf Out Of Bounds: Playable Sackboy ($1.99)
  • BUZZ! Quiz TV National Geographic: Prehistoric Pack ($7.99)
  • Burnout Paradise: Boost Specials Collection ($7.99)
  • Burnout Paradise: Carson Extreme Hot Rod ($4.99)
  • Burnout Paradise: Burnout Paradise Hawker Mech ($4.99)
  • Street Fighter IV Shadaloo Pack ($3.99)
  • Rock Band
  • Guitar Hero World Tour

Game Demos (free)

  • Red Baron Arcade Demo
  • Wheelman Demo
  • The Chronicles of Riddick Demo
  • WWE Legends of Wrestlemania Demo

Game Videos (free)

  • Rag Doll Kung Fu Preview Trailer
  • Flower Fan Trailer
  • Tom Clancy’s HAWX Launch Video
  • FIFA 09 Ultimate Team Trailer
  • FIFA 09 Ultimate Team Tutorial
  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Alma Vignette
  • PULSE 3/12 Edition

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

  • Australia: A Passionate Feast

PS3 Themes

  • MLB 09 The Show Team Themes (x5) (includes Braves, Giants, Reds, Rockies and Tigers) (free)
  • University Themes ($1.99 each)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games

  • Arthur Maclean’s Mercury (originally $9.99, now $5.99)
  • Mercury Meltdown UMD Legacy ($9.99)

Game Demos (free)

  • Resistance: Retribution Demo (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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