Wednesday , February 21 2024
A great week if you are a SOCOM or Eye of Judgment fan, otherwise this is a pretty bland update.

PlayStation Network Update: 10/16/2008

I may be in the minority, but this week holds nothing of interest for me, but it is a huge week for a PSN exclusive game.

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation is finally out and having participated in the Beta (and lost interest almost immediately once I was finally able to get in-game) I know I am not buying this one.

We FINALLY get another PS1 classic and it is a crappy game no one has played/heard of, Sno-Cross Championship Racing, seriously? What is Sony thinking releasing this?

Add-on content is painful yet again this week, we have another ludicrously priced Tiger Woods course and a new expansion for The Eye Of Judgment. I really enjoyed EoJ when it came out, but have a huge issue paying for an expansion that is useless without then paying for physical cards… seems really chintzy to me. I was hoping they would finally add a campaign as an add-on, I would buy that in a heartbeat. We also, of course, have the new Rock Band tracks for your listening/playing pleasure, this week it is Dr. Feelgood by Mötley Crüe

We have the now available to all Motorstorm: Pacific Rift demo, I will be checking this out, it is supposed to be quite good. We have a number of videos looking at LittleBigPlanet, MotorStorm Pacific Rift, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation, wipEout HD, Eternal Sonata, Far Cry 2, Guitar Hero World Tour and NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja Storm.

Finally there are themes for Valkyria Chronicles, Silent Hill Homecoming, Eternal Sonata and a premium theme –  Saw Legacy as well as wallpapers for Silent Hill Homecoming and Eternal Sonata.

Overall by many this will be viewed as a great week, I personally find it a little disappointing, the PS1 classic is useless and SOCOM is not my cup of tea. Any thoughts anyone? Deets are below:

Downloadable Games

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation ($39.99)
Alone I am Lethal. As a Team I Dominate. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation deploys you online into intense and unpredictable 32-player battles where it’s better to fight as a team than it is to be a hero. Battle teams across the world, earn your Community stripes and become the ultimate Spec Ops squad.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 2.65 GB

PS1 Classics

Sno-Cross Championship Racing ($5.99)
Welcome to Sno-Cross Championship Racing! Join extreme sled racers from three different leagues as they hit some of the toughest snow-covered slopes in the world! Featuring 12 real Yamaha racing sleds and seven racing locations with changing weather and daylight conditions. Customize your sleds and even make custom track layouts!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 174 MB

Add-on Game Content

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 Spyglass Hill Golf Course ($7.49)

Discover Pebble Beach’s hidden gem, Spyglass Hill. This course is consistently ranked as one of America’s Greatest Public Courses and is known for having some of the toughest holes on the PGA TOUR. Watch out for holes 6, 8 and 16 in particular and be ready for a great challenge.
File size: 242 MB

THE EYE OF JUDGEMENT: Biolith Rebellion 3 (Expansion Set Three) ($14.99)
Take your game to the next level with this new download for THE EYE OF JUDGMENT. Add 100 more new creatures, spells, and abilities that come to life with cards from Upper Deck (sold seperately).

THE EYE OF JUDGEMENT: Biolith Rebellion 2 & 3 Expansion Bundle ($19.99)
Take your game to the next level with this new download for THE EYE OF JUDGMENT. With this bundle you can add both Set 2 and 3 expansion packs to your EOJ collection. That’s 200 more new creatures, spells, and abilities that come to life with special EOJ summoning cards (sold separately).

Rock Band

* Dr. Feelgood” – Mötley Crüe ($1.99)
* Kickstart My Heart” – Mötley Crüe ($1.99)
* Rattlesnake Shake” – Mötley Crüe ($1.99)
* “Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)” – Mötley Crüe ($1.99)
* “She Goes Down” – Mötley Crüe ($1.99)
* “Slice of Your Pie” – Mötley Crüe ($1.99)
* “Sticky Sweet” – Mötley Crüe ($1.99)
* “Time For Change” – Mötley Crüe ($1.99)
* “Without You” – Mötley Crüe ($1.99)
* “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)” – Mötley Crüe ($1.99)
* “Dr. Feelgood” Album ($15.99) – this track pack includes all of the above singles.

File sizes: 27.8 MB – 38.8 MB (singles), 341 MB (track pack)

Game Demos (free)

MotorStorm Pacific Rift Demo
Download the demo for MotorStorm Pacific Rift and experience Raingod Spires. The Demo includes:

* Dramatic Cliffs and Gravity-Defying jumps
* Choose one of the available three vehicle classes
* Race in both single-player and multi-player split screensolo or against to the finish

Lunatics Unite!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 617 MB

Game Videos (free)

LittleBigPlanet: Making Fun
File size: 59 MB (HD)

MotorStorm Pacific Rift Vehicles Trailer
File size: 76 MB (HD)

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation Launch Trailer
File size: 78 MB (HD)

wipEout HD Behind the Scenes
File size: 350 MB (HD)

Eternal Sonata Trailer
File size: 26 MB (SD), 95 MB (HD)

Far Cry 2 Who’s Who Trailer
File size: 87 MB (HD)

Guitar Hero World Tour Billy Corgan Vignette
File size: 59 MB (HD)

NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja Storm September Trailer
File sizes: 93 MB (HD), 129 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes

Valkyria Chronicles PSN Theme 01 (free)
File size: 4.53 MB

Silent Hill Homecoming Theme (free)
File size: 5.42 MB

Eternal Sonata Theme (free)
File size: 4.06 MB

SAW Legacy Theme ($1.99)
File size: 6.62 MB

PS3 Wallpapers (free)

Eternal Sonata Wallpapers (x6)
File size: 226 KB – 1 MB

Silent Hill Homecoming Wallpapers (x4)
File size: 149 KB – 753 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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