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A meaty if standard update featuring some discounted PSN games.

PlayStation Network Update: 03/27/2008

No new games this week, but this fairly solid (and large) update has some great deals and a number of map packs. fl0w is bundled with the expansion pack at a great price. We also see a great discount on Warhawk in anticipation of the new expansion coming out soon; it is a great time to buy these games.

We also see a well priced map pack for Turok, a camera add-on for High Stakes: Poker Edition and a FREE (woot) map pack for Unreal Tournament 3. On the music side we have the Boston 6 pack for Rock Band and a huge 42 songs for Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore.

On the media front we have a number of game trailers centering around Gran Turismo Prologue, GoW: Chains of Olympus, GTA IV, Winter X Games ‘08, and Pure, as well as a timed free music video from Wyclef Jean.

Rounding out the list we have a theme for Eye of Judgement and a number of cool Metal Gear Solid 4 wallpapers. This is a good one, Sony, we do need more PS1 classics and original games, but we will forgive you this time.

Downloadable Games

flOw bundle ($8.99)

flOw is a game about piloting an aquatic organism through a surreal biosphere where players consume other organisms, evolve, and dive into the abyss. Bundle includes the full game as well as the Expansion Pack. ESRB Rated E; file size: 226 MB

Warhawk limited-time discount ($29.99 for 2 weeks until 4/15)

Add-on Game Content

TUROK Multiplayer Map Pack 1 ($4.99)

A new multiplayer map pack for Turok is now available for download, providing new challenges and an opportunity for new fans to join the fight against the planet’s vicious creatures and dinosaurs as well as enemy soldiers. The map pack is now available for $4.99 and contains five new maps providing additional head-to-head and co-op challenges while you’re playing on PlayStation Network. File size: 276 MB

High Stakes: Poker Edition camera add-on (free)

High Stakes is raising the poker bar! Download this add-on to access to video capabilities and catch every tell from your opponents in this face-to-face poker showdown! Don’t forget to download the first two add-ons to play all 10 poker styles. Compatible with the Playstation Eye and EyeToy USB camera, and may be compatible with other USB cameras! File size: 101 KB

Unreal Tournament 3 Map Pack (free)

Download the first official bonus pack for Unreal Tournament 3 and expand your game with three new maps that cover the full spectrum of environments and play styles. Players can visit an orbiting space station, a remote mountain temple, or infiltrate an alien island. Returning classics and fresh new designs let you experience Unreal gaming like never before. File size: 82 MB

Rock Band

Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. Boston Pack 01 includes all six songs. For song credits, visit the Rock Band website.

  • “More Than A Feeling” – Boston ($1.99)
  • “Hitch A Ride” – Boston ($1.99)
  • “Peace of Mind” – Boston ($1.99)
  • “Rock and Roll Band” – Boston ($1.99)
  • “Smokin’” – Boston ($1.99)
  • “Something About You” – Boston ($1.99)
  • Boston Pack 01 ($9.99)

File sizes: 23.7 MB – 36.5 MB (singles), 189 MB (Track Pack).

Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore downloadable songs ($1.50 each)

Plug in the microphone and live out your dream as a singing sensation! Expand your Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore library by purchasing tracks from the in-game store. For music credits, visit the Karaoke Revolution section of Konami's website. Full list of tracks after the jump.

Game Videos (free)

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Mars Volta Video

Download the latest trailer featuring a special version of The Mars Volta’s “Goliath,” remixed by EL-P. File size: 64 MB (1080)

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Thin Lizzy Video

Download the latest trailer featuring Thin Lizzy’s “The Rocker (Richard Evans Mix)” from the game’s soundtrack. File size: 75 MB (1080)

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Weezer Video

Download the latest trailer featuring an exclusive remix of Weezer’s “Automatic,” available only in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. File size: 53 MB (1080)

Warhawk Update v1.3 Trailer

Download the Warhawk Update V1.3 trailer today and check out the new pick-ups that will alter the field of battle. File size: 60 MB (HD)

GTA IV Trailer 4

Grand Theft Auto IV Trailer 4: “Good Lord, What Are You Doing?” aka “Everyone’s a Rat” File size: 55 MB (HD)

Winter X Games ‘08 Play the Pros

Sony Computer Entertainment America hit the slopes this year for the 12th annual ESPN Winter X Games, held at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. Fans had the opportunity to compete against their favorite X Games athletes in our PlayStation Play the Pros event with Gran Turismo 5 Prologue! The lucky winners received PlayStation prizes and some unique bragging rights. File size: 235 MB (HD)

God of War: Chains of Olympus – TV spot

In the beginning there was darkness. The ancient world speaks of a mortal that slayed a God. But long before his legend, Kratos pledged himself as a champion to the Gods. File size: 22 MB (HD), 35 MB (1080)

Wyclef’s “Fast Car” Music Video

Wyclef’s latest music video, “Fast Car”! (limited time only) File size: 195 MB (HD), 323 MB (1080)

PURE Gameplay Trailer

PURE, the next gold standard in off-road racing games, perfectly captures and emphasizes the feeling of adrenaline rush. It stands for everything fast, furious, and frenetic. File size: 104 MB (HD)

PURE CG Trailer

PURE, the next gold standard in off-road racing games, perfectly captures and emphasizes the feeling of adrenaline rush. File size: 143 MB (HD)

Movie and Blu-ray Disc Trailers (free)

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

A wild and wicked send-up of every musical biopic ever made, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is gut-busting proof that when it comes to hard rocking, living and laughing, a hard man is good to find. File size: 119 MB (HD), 152 MB (1080)

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Fall 2007 TV Spot

File size: 30 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes (free)

Eye of Judgment Theme

Customize your PS3 system with a cool Eye of Judgment theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today! File size: 6.08 MB

PS3 Wallpaper (free)

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots SNEAK OUT Wallpapers
File size: 118 KB – 434 KB

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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