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Marvel Vs Capcom 2 can't save this bloated and overpriced PSN update.

PlayStation Network Update: 08/13/2009

Here we are, another week, another mixed bag on the PlayStation Network. The big additions this week are the Marvel Vs Capcom 2 game finally arriving and an expansion for Red Faction Guerrilla.

We discovered why the Marvel Vs Capcom 2 game was delayed on the PSN, apparently Capcom and Sony wanted to launch a retail voucher version with extras at the same time. It looks great and makes it worth the trip to a store for the game. Regardless of how you buy it, the release has been getting great reviews and is a winner it seems. The only gripe most people have is that the entire roster is unlocked at the start. Should be an option in my opinion. They have included a proper demo of the game as well.

Out of left field (for me at least) is the Red Faction Guerrilla expansion called Demons of the Badlands Pack 1. It is priced at the now standard price of $10 (a little much, but I digress) and seems to be packed with an interesting premise. The description is amusing as it describes achievements…tsk, tsk.

Hey! We have PSone clasics, hot damn! Wait? Dead in the Water…was that really a game? Ten Pin Alley, a bowling game? Oh Tomb Raider is here…for $10…umm I believe if you look hard enough you can find Tomb Raider Anniversary for that price. Much prettier, better controls, and the same core game. For shame Sony!

It is easy to forget the poor choice of PSone releases as there is a tie for badly conceived add-on DLC. The first, and worst, is the Madden NFL 10 Packs and Upgrades. Twenty seven steaming, corrupt cheat codes that you can pay for…hooray! The other nearly as bad pack is the Disgaea 3 DLC Complete Set for the modest price of $50. I simply cannot believe NIS and Sony had the gall to release a DLC pack for MORE then the game can be found for. Most of it is weapons and characters, some dungeons, but $50 is just a crime.

It isn't all bad news, we have more Cross Edge and Dynasty Warriors DLC, some free, some for a great price. We also have another environment, a new mode and a freebie character for Pain. LittleBigPlanet is once again pawning off some costumes, this time historically inspired.

The usual Rock Band (featuring the Gorillaz) and Guitar Hero tracks (for free this week) are joined by a slew of game videos. Unfortunately there are also some premium themes that are a waste of time…wait…Lingerie Football League…hmm.

This is not a great week for updates. While there is a lot here, most of it is throw away for many people.  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

  • Marvel Vs Capcom 2 ($14.99)

 

PSone Classics PS3 / PSP

  • Dead In The Water ($5.99)
  • Ten Pin Alley ($5.99)
  • Tomb Raider ($9.99)

Game Demos

  • Marvel Vs Capcom 2 Demo

Add-on Game Content

  • LittleBigPlanet MM Originals Pack 2 Historical ($3.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet Historical Costume Pack ($2.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet Ada Lovelace Costume ($0.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet Boudicca Costume ($0.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet Ghengis Khan Costume ($0.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet Mozart Costume ($0.99)
  • PAIN: Knockin’ Bloks Mode ($1.99)
  • PAIN Museum Environment ($5.99)
  • PAIN Smooth Jarvis Character (free)
  • Cross Edge Big Strong Pack ($1.99)
  • Cross Edge Additional Dungeon 5 (free)
  • Cross Edge Stew Pack ($1.99)
  • Cross Edge Unspoken Fear Pack ($1.99)
  • Disgaea 3 DLC Complete Set ($49.99)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires Arabian Armor Set (women) (free)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires Wa Armor Set (women) (free)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires Mystic Armor Set (men) (free)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires Shinobi Armor Set (men) (free)
  • Guitar Hero World Tour
  • Madden NFL 10 Packs and Upgrades (x27) ($0.50 – $9.99)
  • Red Faction Guerrilla Demons of the Badlands Pack 1 ($9.99)
  • Rock Band

Game Videos (free)

  • PULSE 8/13 Edition
  • Alpha Protocol Gameplay Walkthrough #2
  • Darksiders Comic Con Trailer
  • Mini Ninjas Tora Vignette
  • Battle Tanks Trailer
  • Astro Tripper Trailer
  • Unbound Saga Between The Panels Issue 3

Themes

  • Azmodeus Dark Angels Theme 4 ($1.49)
  • Metal Battalion Maidens Theme 3 ($1.49)
  • Amplified Theme ($1.49)
  • World’s Apart Theme ($1.49)
  • Lingerie Football League ($1.99)
  • Disgaea 3: All Star Theme ($0.99)
  • Fear 2: Reborn Theme ($1.99)

Wallpaper (free)

  • Fat Princess Wallpaper 1

PlayStation Store for PSP
Add-on Game Content

  • Rock Band Unplugged (also available from PS3 storefront)

Game Videos (free)

  • PULSE 8/13 Edition
  • Unbound Saga: Between the Panels issue 3

PSP Themes

  • Amplified PSP Theme ($1.49)
  • World’s Apart PSP Theme ($1.49)
  • Lingerie Football League PSP Theme ($1.99)
  • Azmodeus Dark Angels PSP Theme 7 ($0.99)
  • Azmodeus Dark Angels PSP Theme 8 ($0.99)

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. Follow me on twitter @Jer1ch0 or check out my youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/Jerichox11

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