Sigh, I know Sony just can't pull a magic rabbit out of their hat, but I was kind of hoping to see a really nice update (read: PS1 games, demos, PSN games) after the 2.40 snafu. All we really see are the new issues of Qore (looks great though and has the Naruto demo, glee!), a free Guitar Hero 3 track and the late Rock Band stuff.
Of course we have a bucketload of videos: Killzone 2, Valkyria Chronicles, Battlefield: Bad Company, Tiger Woods ‘09, Vampire Rain Altered Species and 2 more Dead Space Animated Comics. There are also movie trailers for Lakeview Terrace, John Mayer Live in Los Angeles, Vantage Point and Persepolis.
On the Multimedia Front we have Woodward and Civ Revolutions themes and a Top Spin 3 wallpaper.
This is a pretty disappointing update and a lot of people are disillusioned with Sony at this moment. I for one wasn't able to get the 2.40 update and am pretty bummed about that. Honestly if Sony had grabbed the English versions of some of the PS1 games on the Europe store or secured some older demos people would have felt a lot better. Ah well, details are below:
Qore Digital Magazine
Qore Episode 02: July, 2008 ($2.99 Issue, $24.99 Annual Subscription)
Episode 02 of Qore: Presented by the PLAYSTATION Network includes Part one of a three part series following the development of Resistance 2 and the exclusive release of the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm demo.
File size: 1.71 GB
Add-on Game Content
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock July 4th 2008 Holiday Single (free)
FREE “Top Gun Anthem” as performed by Steve Ouimette. For all song credits please visit www.redoctane.com
File size: 14.9 MB
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.
* “Promised Land” – Vesuvius (free)
* “Who’s Going Home with You Tonight?” – Trapt ($0.99)
* “Time Is Running Out” – Papa Roach ($0.99)
* “Down at the Whisky” – Motley Crüe ($0.99)
* Crüe Fest Pack 1 ($2.99) – includes “Time Is Running Out” – Papa Roach, “Down at the Whisky” – Motley Crüe, and “Who’s Going Home with You Tonight?” – Trapt.
File sizes: 23.3 MB – 30.6 MB (singles), 74.2 MB (track pack)
Game Videos (free)
Killzone 2 Trailer
Two years after the Helghast assault on Vekta, the ISA are taking the fight to Helghan. Their primary objective is to capture the Helghast leader, Emperor Visari, and bring the Helghast war machine to a halt. You assume the role of Sev, a battle-hardened member of the Legion, a special forces unit tasked with securing the Pyrrhus, the capital of Helghan.
File size: 33 MB (SD), 66 MB (HD)
Valkyria Chronicles Teaser Trailer
An introductory trailer to the epic world of Valkyria Chronicles.
File size: 62 MB (HD)
Battlefield: Bad Company Bad World Trailer
Haggard and Sweetwater have a serious discussion about a well known song.
File size: 47 MB (HD)
Battlefield: Bad Company Rainbow Sprinkles Trailer
Sarge tries to stack the troops up to breach an important objective.
File size: 62 MB (HD)
Battlefield: Bad Company Snake Eyes Trailer
See what the characters of B-Company encounter on their journey for gold.
File size: 53 MB (HD)
Dead Space Animated Comic Issue #2
The second issue of the six part Dead Space Animated Comic Series created by Ben Templesmith and Antony Johnston.
File size: 269 MB (HD)
Dead Space Animated Comic Issue #3
The third issue of the six part Dead Space Animated Comic Series created by Ben Templesmith and Antony Johnston.
File size: 368 MB (HD)
Tiger Woods ‘09 Course Video
Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’09 features new and improved course-rendering technology that gives all of the courses in the game a special look; one that captures the essence of the courses themselves. To see the improvements first-hand, check out these videos from EA Sports.
File size: 104 MB (HD)
Vampire Rain Altered Species #1
Not all is what it seems on this cold, wet night. A waitress, having just finished her shift begins her long walk home as she becomes frightened and takes a wrong turn down a dark alleyway. This could be the last mistake she will ever make.
File size: 153 MB (HD)
Vampire Rain Altered Species #2
Strategy is a key factor here. Use extreme caution when planning your course of action. One wrong step and this team of elite AIB agents could end up the main course of a Nightwalker buffet. There are no rules of engagement here: kill ‘em all!
File size: 116 MB (HD)
Movie and Blu-ray Trailers (free)
In Lakeview Terrace, a young couple has just moved into their California dream home when they become the target of their next-door neighbor, who disapproves of their interracial relationship.
File size: 29 MB (SD), 108 MB (HD), 148 MB (1080)
John Mayer Live In Los Angeles
This special concert includes three sets: an acoustic performance, a rare set with John Mayer Trio, as well as a set featuring Mayer’s full band.
File size: 134 MB (HD), 178 MB (1080)
While giving a speech in Madrid, the President of the United States is shot and a bomb explodes killing dozens of people. The incident is seen from the perspective of different people, including secret service agents and the assassins, led by a well-known terrorist.
File size: 98 MB (HD), 129 MB (1080)
Writer and Director Marjane Satrapi draws a poignant story about a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, when people’s hopes were dashed as fundamentalists took power.
File size: 76 MB (HD), 99 MB (1080)
PS3 Themes (free)
Customize your PS3 system with a cool Woodward Theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 3.18 MB
Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution Theme
Customize your PS3 system with a cool Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution Theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 2.32 MB
PS3 Wallpaper (free)
Top Spin 3 Wallpaper
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new Top Spin 3 Wallpaper.
File sizes: 203K – 883K