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An absolutely huge and amazing update on the PSN, featuring new games and some free game content!

PlayStation Network Update: 12/20/2007

Now that is what I am talking about! This is a stellar PSN update this week, no useless add-on characters and no pay for cheat code cars. What we get instead is some demos, some new PSN games, a Warhawk expansion, more Rock Band songs (Buddy Holly!), another PSOne title and some actually FREE game content for Folklore and Guitar Hero III! Woot, now that is what an update should look like. Unfortunately, they also mentioned there is no PSN update next week due to Christmas and all, so we will return in the new year. Peace out, enjoy the update and have a great holiday season, no matter what your holiday happens to be.

Note, unless it says (free) next to the title there is a cost associated with the content, login to your region’s PSN store to see the cost to purchase the features/games/content.

Downloadable Games

Toy Home
Toy Home is a pretty fun car racing game where your house becomes the racetrack. Weave between other toys strewn across a bedroom floor, hurdle across kitchen tables, dodge toy soldiers and zoom along model railway tracks in moonlit playrooms. Features intuitive SIXAXIS steering controls, 8 courses, and two-player battle mode.
ESRB Rated E

Snakeball (free demo, or full game)
Snakeball is a funky, futuristic sport set in a vibrant arena where you glide across the dazzling disco floor on your hoversnake, collecting balls and scoring goals. Watch out for the other snakeballers desperate to knock you for a spin with a flick of their tails or a blast from their fiendish weapons.
ESRB Rated E

Trials of Topoq
PLAYSTATION Eye required. You’ll need quick reflexes to maneuver the rolling balls through the treacherous towers of the city of Topoq. The PLAYSTATION EYE maps your image onto Topoq’s soaring towers and every movement you make alters the surface and sets the balls in motion. Guide the balls through 30 timed courses while avoiding gargoyles and smashing cages. Can you complete the trials?
ESRB Rated E

Mesmerize: Distort
PLAYSTATION Eye Required. Presented in High-Definition 1080p resolution, Mesmerize: Distort is a suite of absorbing visual and aural effects that responds to your body movements and sounds, such as clapping or clicking your fingers. Maneuver colorful ribbons to create incredible 3D patterns in Blurmotion and make virtual vegetation spring to life. There’s all this and more in Mesmerize: Distort, a revolutionary Interactive Art experience.
ESRB Rated E

Add-on Game Content

Warhawk Omega Dawn Booster Pack
Download the “Operation: Omega Dawn” Booster Pack and experience an enhanced level of teamwork and coordinated aerial assaults with the new KT-424 Combat Dropship and the night time Omega Factory Battlefield!

Folklore Holiday Add-On (free)
Happy Holidays from Folklore! This free Folklore add-on includes a new quest, a new “holiday-themed” Folk and winter outfits for both Ellen and Keats

MotorStorm Holiday Skin (free)
Happy Holidays from the MotorStorm team! This FREE pack contains a special holiday gift for all our players – a mystery paint job for the Castro Varadero Big Rig!

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Holiday Add-On (free)
Holiday Single – “We Three Kings”

High Stakes: Poker Edition Add-On 1 (free)
Up the ante and go all-in with the first High Stakes: Poker Edition Add-On! Find new ways to trump other card holders in three new styles of Poker. Place your bets now and be the ultimate Poker Champion! New Poker Game Types include:
– Omaha
– Pineapple
– Crazy Pineapple

High Stakes: Poker Edition Add-On 2 (free)
Up the ante and go all-in with the second High Stakes: Poker Edition Add-On! Find new ways to trump other card holders in two new styles of Poker. Place your bets now and be the ultimate Poker Champion! New Poker Game Types include:
– 5 Card Draw
– 7 Card Stud

Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. Please note: you need to actually own Rock Band in order to play these tracks:

* “Brass in Pocket” – The Pretenders
* “Buddy Holly” – Weezer
* “My Iron Lung” – Radiohead

Demos

BlackSite: Area 51 Demo
BlackSite: Area 51 is a next-generation game that will redefine the first person shooter (FPS) genre using its integrated cutting edge technology, game design and unique story writing to create the ultimate entertainment experience. In the end, only the actions of the player and his squad can shape the outcome of BlackSite: Area 51 during this potentially pivotal moment in history
ESRB Rated RP – Rating Pending

PS one Classics for PS3 / PSP

Warhawk
Attack in any direction: Reverse, sideways, stop and hover, dive, barrel roll, loop, even Immelman turn! You get full flight control! Use devastating firepower to decimate the opposition using rockets, multi-fire swarmers, plasma cannons and more! Engage in 6 hot zones with over 25 areas of high engagement. Lock and load!
ESRB Rated E

Game Videos

GT 5 Prologue Trailer (free)
The real driving simulator returns with the highly anticipated precursor to Gran Turismo 5, featuring 50 cars from world wide auto makers including Ferrari, Ford, and Audi. With an all-new interior dash view, online racing mode, and more, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue unveils revolutionary advancements that blur the distinction between simulation and reality. Available in HD and 1080p resolutions

Warhawk Omega Dawn Trailer
Download the Warhawk “Operation: Omega Dawn” trailer today, showcasing all-new gameplay footage of the KT-424 Combat Dropship and the night time Omega Factory Battlefield! Available in HD resolution.

Devil May Cry 4 Final Trailer (free)
The final trailer for the latest entry in the DMC series, Devil May Cry 4! Available 1080p resolution.

Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground – Mike V’s Skater Story Trailer (free).
Available in HD resolution.

Turok – Gameplay Vignette #3 Dino Mauling (free)
Dino Mauling features vicious dinosaurs and creatures with voracious appetites. Avoid the clench of their jaws, otherwise you will find yourself struggling to break free or succumbing to their hunger. Watch as they attack you, your human enemies, and each other in a violent struggle for survival. Available in SD and HD resolutions.

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune “Facial Animation” Video (free)
Take a deeper look into the technology behind the amazing facial animation seen in Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Available in HD resolution.

PS3 Universe of Entertainment (free)
Check out the new PLAYSTATION3 Universe of Entertainment TV commercial, where the icons and characters come to life in the vivid, black onyx world of the PLAYSTATION3 system. Beyond the brilliant high definition games, there’s so much more. Available in HD and 1080p resolutions.

PS3 “Only On” (free)
Check out the new PLAYSTATION3 “Only On” television commercial, where the icons and characters come to life in the vivid, black onyx world of the PLAYSTATION3 system. The spots feature some of our most recent and highly anticipated first-party titles including Heavenly Sword, Warhawk, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. Available in HD and 1080p resolutions.

PSP Feature Video (free)
The new, slimmer, lighter PSP (PlayStation Portable) system lets you play games, listen to music, watch movie, browse the web and more, comes in three colors and even has new capabilities! Play on a big, beautiful TV screen with all new Video Out or listen to thousands of commercial free music stations using Internet Radio. Best of all, the PSP system lets you do all those things from practically anywhere. Available in HD and 1080p resolutions.

Movie and Blu-ray Disc Trailers

Strange Wilderness Trailer (free)
Animal enthusiast Peter Gaulke (Steve Zahn) and his sidekick Fred Wolf (Allen Covert) host an ailing wildlife TV show “Strange Wilderness,” which is in a steep ratings decline. Desperate to save the show, Peter hatches a Hail Mary scheme to find the one animal that could truly turn the show around and change the nature-show landscape forever – Bigfoot. Available in SD, HD and 1080p resolutions

Shakira Oral Fixation Tour Blu-ray Disc Trailer (free)
After wrapping up her world-wide sold out Oral Fixation Tour, Shakira is back with the LIVE CONCERT Blu-ray that captures it all. Available in SD and HD resolutions.

PS3 Theme

Warhawk Theme (free)
Customize your PS3 system with a cool Warhawk theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons.

PAIN Cookie Theme (free)
Customize your PS3 system with a cool PAIN Cookie theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons.

PAIN Santa Theme (free)
Customize your PS3 system with a cool PAIN Santa theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons.

PS3 Wallpaper

(2) High Stakes: Poker Edition Wallpaper (free)
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new High Stakes Poker Wallpaper.

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