Wednesday , March 22 2023
A big week on the PSN, but most of the major items were available on the 'other' console already.

PlayStation Network Update: 10/23/2008

Let's call this ME TOO! week on the PSN, nearly all the major items have been available on the 'other' console for a very long time. Still it is nice to get them and in some cases at a better price point.

The biggest entry is the first game based on the insanely popular online comic/personalities – Penny Arcade in the form of Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One. This game was well received and sold very well on the PC and X360, we now have it at a $5 discount… not too shabby.  Prince of Persia Classic also makes an appearance, this is a beautiful recreation of the original game using the Sands of Time engine.

On the add-on front we have the Yoda character from the X360 version of Soul Calibur IV at the crazy price of $5. There is Halloween themed content for Buzz! Quiz TV and High Velocity Bowling as well as some characters for High Velocity Bowling. More Mega Man 9 greed infused add-ons are on offer, sorry, no sale. Following last week's tradition there are also two map packs for Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution, one free, one not so much.

In another 'me too' moment, Guitar Hero World Tour is now offering tracks and packs looking very similar to Rock Band updates, of course we also have the Rock Band 2 weekly songs as well.

On the demo front we have the de-Qored demo for Valkyria Chronicles, this is a great demo and if you have any interest in strategy RPG's you need to try this. One of my favorite games this year, Lego Batman, is now available in demo form, definitely worth a look as well.

Large amount of videos as well looking at PAIN, SOCOM Confrontation, Disney Sing It, Dead Space, Guitar Hero World Tour, Legendary, NHL 09 and Tom Clancy’s EndWar. There are themes for Wipeout HD (free!) and MegaMan 9 (not free… what a surprise).

Overall a big week, if you do not have the X360 versions of the new games it is a great week for PS3 owners. Deets are below.

Downloadable Games

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One ($14.99)
The first installment in the RPG-adventure game series based on the web comic Penny Arcade. Create your character in the classic comic style, and join Gabe and Tycho in the alternate 1920s universe of New Arcadia, where you’ll combat savage enemies, solve mysteries, meet bizarre new characters, and discover their distinctive adult humor for a 100% authentic Penny Arcade experience!
ESRB Rated M
File size: 215 MB

Prince of Persia Classic ($9.99)
The original action adventure game comes to the PlayStation Network! Rescue the Princess from the clutches of the evil Jaffar in a redux of the original 1989 action-adventure that redefined the platform genre. All set for the HD-era, this enhanced and updated version features new character designs, animations, visuals, and lighting effects, all brought to you in glorious 1080p!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 117 MB

Add-on Game Content

BUZZ! Quiz TV Horror Pack ($5.99)

Scare away any challengers to your trivia crown with horror movie questions. This BUZZ! Quiz TV quiz pack features over 500 new questions about horror movies to play in any of your favorite BUZZ! Quiz TV game modes. Download this quiz pack today and turn your party into the ultimate trivia showdown. Challenge your friends and family with new questions and “Show ‘em Your Trivia!”
File size: 176 MB

High Velocity Bowling

All Hallow’s Eve Ball Pack ($0.99)
This High Velocity Bowling All Hallow’s Eve Ball Pack download contains six balls inspired by the fear and fun of Halloween! Add these downloadable balls to your High Velocity Bowling selection. It’s time to bowl – High Velocity style!
File size: 6.76 MB

Foxy ($0.99)
It’s time to bowl – High Velocity style! Add Foxy Powers, a retro revolutionary, to your High Velocity Bowling roster. Foxy hails from Oakland and has a powerful shot with good spin. Download includes Foxy’s special ball The Revolution, plus her new lane Foxy’s Den, styled with funky 70’s disco ambiance and music!
File size: 45 MB

Chastity ($0.99)

It’s time to bowl – High Velocity style! Add Chastity Falls, a talented and enthusiastic dancer, to your High Velocity Bowling roster. Chastity hails from South Carolina and puts some decent spin on the heavy balls. Download includes Chastity’s special Spare Change ball, plus the new Redneck Mansion lane, set in a rundown trailer park with unique audio.
File size: 46 MB

SOULCALIBUR IV Additional Character – Yoda ($4.99)
Play as Yoda who has appeared out of the blue in the SOULCALIBUR universe. His objective remains unknown…
File size: 7.13 MB

Mega Man 9 Superhero Mode ($0.99)
Superhero Mode will be added to the Special Games Section.
This mode is above and beyond Hero Mode in difficulty.
File size: 100 KB

Mega Man 9 Special Stage ($0.99)
Special Stage will be added to Time Attack.
You will be able to play the Special Stage.
File size: 103 KB

Mega Man 9 Hero Mode ($0.99)
Hero Mode will be added to the Special Games Section.
The enemies in this mode are much harder to defeat.
File size: 100 KB

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution Scenario Pack: Survival ($1.25)

Go to the extremes of civility with the Survival Pack! Includes three map-based scenarios: Ice Age, Global Warming and The Eye.
File size: 32 MB

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution Single Player Map Pack 2: Surreal (free)

Visit unique worlds with the Surreal Single Player Map Pack. Includes Atoll, Patterns, Mountains of Madness, and Paisley.
File size: 43 MB

Guitar Hero World Tour

* “Hot Blooded” by Foreigner ($1.99)
* “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield ($1.99)
* “Rock and Roll Band” by Boston ($1.99)
* Guitar Hero World Tour Classic Rock Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Hot Blooded” by Foreigner, “Rock and Roll Band” by Boston, and “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as a part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.

File sizes: 32 MB – 36 MB (singles), 101 MB (track pack)
* Guitar Hero World Tour: Guitar Duel Track Pack (free) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring the Zakk Wylde and Ted Nugent Guitar Duels from Guitar Hero World Tour.
File size: 62 MB
* Guitar Hero World Tour Neversoft Track Pack (free) – Downloadable Track Pack for Guitar Hero World Tour featuring “Anything” by An Endless Sporadic and “Electrorock” by Sworn.
File size: 80 MB

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

* “Dr. Feelgood” – Mötley Crüe ($1.99)
* “Kickstart My Heart” – Mötley Crüe ($1.99)
* “Rattlesnake Shake” – Mötley Crüe ($1.99)
* “On a Plain” – Nirvana ($1.99)
* “Polly” – Nirvana ($1.99)
* “Something in the Way” – Nirvana ($1.99)
* “Stay Away” – Nirvana ($1.99)
* “Territorial Pissings” – Nirvana ($1.99)
* “Breed” – Nirvana ($1.99)
* “Lounge Act” – Nirvana ($1.99)
* Nirvana Pack 01 ($10.99) – this track pack includes all of the above singles.

File sizes: 13 MB – 24 MB (singles), 140 MB (track pack)

Game Demos (free)

Valkyria Chronicles Demo

Valkyria Chronicles downloadable demo offering a full skirmish from the game. Preview the breathtaking graphics, meet some of the key characters in the game, and experience the exciting “BLiTZ” technology that combines strategic maneuvers with 3rd person action.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 581 MB

LEGO Batman: The Videogame Demo

Play the Demo! Fight the mayhem as superheroes BATMAN and ROBIN, or spread anarchy as one of GOTHAM CITY’S many supervillains such as THE JOKER, TWO-FACE and MR. FREEZE…all in LEGO form! Use new gadgets and weapons, and take control of classic Batman vehicles such as the LEGO BATMOBILE as you battle your way through Gotham!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 645 MB

Game Videos (free)

PAIN: The Hoff Trailer
File size: 52 MB (HD)

PAIN: Movie Studio Trailer
File size: 65 MB (HD)

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation Behind the SEALs – Part 1
File size: 156 MB (HD)

Dead Space Animated Comic Issue #6
File size: 83 MB (HD)

Disney Sing It Trailer
File size: 34 MB (HD)

Guitar Hero World Tour MC5 Vignette
File size: 49 MB (HD)

Guitar Hero World Tour Motorhead Vignette
File size: 53 MB (HD)

Legendary Behind the Scenes Episode 5
File size: 143 MB (HD)

NHL 09 David Littman Producer Video
File sizes: 101 MB (HD)

NHL 09 Be A Pro Video
File sizes: 59 MB (HD)

Tom Clancy’s EndWar Theater of War Video Briefing

File sizes: 89 MB (HD)

PS3 Themes

Wipeout HD All Teams #3 Theme (free)
File size: 4.02 MB

Mega Man 9 Premium Theme (x5 @ $1.99 each)
File sizes: 1.37 MB – 1.64 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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