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There is a lot to try this week on the PSN, just not much worth buying.

PlayStation Network Update: 10/02/2008

Well the gravy train finally had to end, no full games this week, but there are a lot of demos and add-on content (some ridiculously priced).

To start it off there is a free NBA Live 09 update for the new expansion team the Oklahoma City Thunder. We have NBA Live 365 which looks to be the Metal Gear Database for basketball fans, giving you an incredibly detailed look at the sport and the players all season long. We also have the Rock Band updates features the Chili Peppers album Blood Sugar Sex Magik, which has been neutered to suit a T rating, we discussed this at length on our podcast this week.

Now on to the insultingly price DLC, we have the Firestone Country Club course for Tiger Woods 09 at a ludicrous $7.49, considering this was in LAST YEARS version it is a slap in the face to people who purchase this franchise. Next are the weapon packs for Soul Caliber IV at $3.99 EACH, I am not sure who is pricing this stuff, but considering they are unlockable in-game, this has to stop.

On the demo front we have demos for Eternal Sonata (really excited for this game), NBA 2K9, Beijing 2008 (Blech), Brothers In Arms Hell’s Highway and the highly anticipated Bioshock for PS3. A great week for trying out games, even though I have finished Bioshock on the Xbox 360, I still may get the PS3 version.

Multimedia wise we have the very cool and atmospheric PixelJunk Eden soundtrack at $2.99 (that is well priced DLC). Finally we have a lot of videos looking at the Bluetooth Headset, SOCOM, LittleBigPlanet, MotorStorm Pacific Rift, Tom Clancy’s End War, Tomb Raider: Underworld and Facebreaker.

Not a groundbreaking week but tons to download, try, watch and listen! Deets are below:

Add-on Game Content

NBA Live 09 Oklahoma City Pack (free)
This pack contains the up-to-date uniforms, logos, arena art and cheerleaders for the recently announced Oklahoma City Thunder NBA franchise.
File size: 42 MB

NBA Live 365 ($19.99)
Get NBA LIVE 365 for daily updates to Dynamic DNA all season long. Dynamic DNA brings unprecedented realism to NBA LIVE 09 with real world results driving Player DNA that drives how a player scores, Team DNA rating how players play together and Player Tendencies from each spot on the floor. Replay any NBA game all season with actual streaks, tendencies and DNA from that day in NBA LIVE Rewind. Basketball made fresh daily all season long!
File size: 778 MB

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 Firestone Country Club ($7.49)

With some of the finest holes of golf on any private club in the country, Firestone Country Club has made a name for itself as one of the most legendary rounds of golf anywhere. Firestone CC is rich with a history of testing the world’s best players, which it has done for 22 years as the site of the World Series of Golf and now the present home of the World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational. Download this course today and see what the best players in the world are talking about.
File size: 187 MB

Soulcalibur IV Weapon Set (Bonus Weapons) ($3.99)
Tired of using traditional weapons with your customized characters? Try this unusual weapon set to cause gamers to take a second look when fighting you! Please note that items from this set can also be acquired within the game so purchase this pack wisely.
File size: 3.09 MB

Soulcalibur IV Weapon Set (Main Weapons) ($3.99)
The main weapon set unlocks excitement to your SOULCALIBUR IV playing. This set will provide you with all the weapons used by all the characters available in a handy price tag. Please note that items from this set can also be acquired within the game so purchase this pack wisely.
File size: 3.09 MB

Rock Band

Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks.

* “Mellowship Slinky in B Major” – Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
* “My Lovely Song”- Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
* “Naked in the Rain” – Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
* “The Power of Equality” – Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
* “Sir Psycho Sexy” – Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
* “Suck My Kiss” – Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
* “The Greeting Song” – Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
* “The Righteous & The Wicked” – Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
* “They’re Red Hot” – Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
* “Under the Bridge” – Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
* “Apache Rose Peacock” – Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
* “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” – Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
* “Breaking the Girl” – Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
* “Funky Monks” – Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
* “I Could Have Lied” – Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)
* “If You Have to Ask” – Red Hot Chili Peppers ($1.99)

* “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” Album ($19.99) – this album includes “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” Album. This album includes “The Power of Equality,” “If You Have to Ask,” “Breaking the Girl,” “Funky Monks,” “Suck My Kiss,” “I Could Have Lied,” “Mellowship Slinky in B Major,” “The Righteous & The Wicked,” “Blood Sugar Sex Magik,” “Under the Bridge,” “Naked in the Rain,” “Apache Rose Peacock,” “The Greeting Song,” “My Lovely Man” and “Sir Psycho Sexy” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

File sizes: 8.33 MB – 65.7 MB (singles), 545 MB (track pack)

Game Demos (free)

Brothers In Arms Hell’s Highway Demo
Check out the free demo for the game that praised as “A World War II the likes of which you’ve never seen”. Experience the amazing graphics and sound, compelling storyline, and new gameplay features that make the critically-acclaimed game more realistic than ever. Join Sgt. Matt Baker and the 101st Airborne Division as they begin the battle to open the infamous Hell’s Highway in a daring bid for a quick end to the war.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 1.21 GB

Beijing 2008 Demo
The Beijing 2008 demo contains three exciting events:

* 100m – Allows players to face off in the ultimate test of speed!
* Triple Jump – Requires split second timing, speed, and agility.
* Hammer Throw – Combines the use of power and dexterity

Each event is playable with 1-4 human players and can be played in either men’s or women’s competition. Users can also pick any of the 32 countries represented in the full version of Beijing 2008!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 907 MB

BioShock Demo
Discover Rapture with the official demo of BioShock, a story-driven first person action experience that allows you to do the impossible as you journey through the amazing, immersive and terrifying world of Rapture, a distinct Art Deco underwater utopia gone mad. Experience the incredible world of BioShock for yourself with the free demo.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 1.39 GB

Eternal Sonata Demo
On his deathbed, the famous composer, Chopin, drifts between this life and the next. On the border between dreams and reality, Chopin discovers the light that shines in all of us in this enduring tale of good and evil, love and betrayal. Download the demo today to experience captivating quests in Path to Tenuto, Tenuto Village and Heaven’s Mirror Forest.
ESRB Rated
File size: 622 MB

NBA 2K9 Demo
NBA 2K9 delivers the most complete basketball video game to date with a brand-new in-game presentation style, 2K-HD graphics system and even more Signature Styles than ever. With this NBA 2K9 demo, relive the start of Game 6 in the 2008 NBA Finals. Play one 4 minute quarter as the Lakers take on the Celtics in Boston in this single player demo.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 495 MB

Game Music

PixelJunk Eden Soundtrack ($2.99)
Presenting the soundtrack to the hit PLAYSTATION Network game PixelJunk Eden; a truly organic platformer with lush visuals and slick controls, all wrapped in outstanding original music. Japanese multimedia artist Baiyon designed the game’s graphics and produced the minimalistic electronica soundtrack, and now you can enjoy the music from the game anytime from any device. Download the PixelJunk Eden soundtrack today!
File size: 189 MB

Game Videos (free)

Bluetooth Headset Video
File size: 46 MB (HD)

SOCOM Frostfire Fly-through
File size: 68 MB (HD)

SOCOM Fallen Fly-through
File size: 69 MB (HD)

SOCOM Control Trailer
File size: 73 MB (HD)

LittleBigPlanet Life in LittleBigPlanet- Ep 1
File size: 135 MB (HD), 223 (1080)

LittleBigPlanet Adventures of SackBoy
File size: 59 MB (HD), 96 (1080)

MotorStorm Pacific Rift Trailer
File size: 163 MB (HD)

Tom Clancy’s End War: Voice Command Video Briefing
File size: 61 MB (HD)

Tom Clancy’s End War: Combat Chain Video Briefing
File size: 113 MB (HD)

Tomb Raider: Underworld – Beneath the Surface: The Story
File size: 97 MB (HD), 127 MB (1080)

Tomb Raider: Underworld – Beneath the Surface: The Vision
File size: 115 MB (HD), 190 MB (1080)

Facebreaker Audition Video #4
File size: 90 MB (HD)

AST Dew Tour videos (x8)
Check out these videos exclusively on the PSN!
File sizes: 53 MB – 129 MB (HD), 88 MB – 235 MB (1080)

Movie and Blu-ray Trailers (free)

Jerry Maguire Blu-ray trailer
File size: 112 MB (HD), 148 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes (free)

Iron Man Movie Theme
File size: 3.03 MB

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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