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A minimal but decent week on the PlayStation store, interactive Killzone 2 ad being the highlight.

PlayStation Network Update: 04/02/2009

Weird day on the PlayStation Store. There are some great freebies and a new game, but not terribly much to get excited about. The big thing I was anticipating is the FREE interactive Killzone 2 ad. The real-time generated bullet ad is available in controllable mode with commentaries. Move the camera angle, zoom, change effects and see how real-time this great ad is.

A new game is available in the form of Comet Crash, a really interesting take on tower defense that adds some RTS hooks like counterattacks and dynamic enemies. Looks interesting if a little old school, and I’m looking forward to some reviews. I would have appreciated a demo, but one isn’t on hand.

Qore arrives again this week and as a thank you to PSN users it is free; that is good, since the content looks exceptionally weak. They needed to come out with an outstanding episode if this was a way to attract new subscribers. Other free DLC is a map pack for the Red Alert 3 Ultimate Edition game.

More questionable paid DLC is on-hand: the cute but relatively useless Patapon pack for LittleBigPlanet, another lame Pain character and the standard Rock Band/Guitar Hero updates. For whatever reason, the only songs that I found interesting where the SpongeBob songs for Rock Band … blame it on the kids I guess.

A minimal week, but some strong material for us to enjoy. 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 – April 2009 ($24.99)
  • Qore Episode 11 April 2009 (free)


  • “Killzone 2 Behind the Bullet” (free)

Downloadable Games

  • Comet Crash ($9.99)

Add-on Game Content

  • LittleBigPlanet Patapon Costume Pack ($1.99)
  • PAIN: Brock Lee Character ($0.99)
  • Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Isles of Conflict Map Pack (free)
  • Rock Band
  • Guitar Hero World Tour

Game Videos (free)

  • Killzone 2 TV Spot (Short)
  • Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time Teaser Trailer
  • Command and Conquer Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition Launch Trailer
  • Modern Warfare 2 Teaser
  • Wanted: Weapons of Fate Launch Trailer

Movie and Blu-ray Disc Trailers

  • Obsessed Theatrical Trailer
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua Featurette

PS3 Themes

  • PAIN: Brock Lee Character Them
  • MLB Team Themes – Pack 3 (x5) (includes Brewers, Mets, Twins, White Sox, and Yankees)

Wallpaper (free)

  • Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic Hero Wallpaper

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games

  • 7 Wonders of the Ancient World UMD Legacy ($9.99) (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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