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A great week on the PSN with Lumines Supernova, Suikoden, and the MGS themed LittleBigPlanet content.

PlayStation Network Update: 12/23/2008

Woohoo! Christmas came early, except that you have to pay for the good stuff! The most exciting addition on this update (for me at least) is the Metal Gear Solid 4 sackboys and level pack. The Level Pack in particular is a must have as it adds a paint gun, plasma blasts, MGS music and what I have been asking for since the start…new levels! This will be downloaded and played post haste!

There is much, much more to enjoy though. We have a huge game in the form of Lumines Supernova and its free Holiday Pack. Lumines has been everywhere, it is about time it returns to a Sony Platform. It features many new skins (including a LittleBigPlanet one) and new play modes. Also a must have!

Many add-ons to peruse this week with very few free ones (from Hot Shots Golf and High Velocity Bowling) as well as numerous pay updates. Most of these are greatly overshadowed by the LittleBigPlanet DLC, but the Buzz! Quiz TV Pack looks promising.

There is a new demo that has appeared out of the blue. The Lord of the Rings: Conquest demo is a Star Wars Battlefront style take on the Lord of the Rings universe. I have been looking forward to this game so I am excited to give the demo a spin. One of the best RPGs on the original PlayStation, Suikoden, is also on offer as a PS1 classic.

Looking like the start of a bad trend there are numerous throwaway premium themes, but there are some promising Disgaea and The Dark Night themes. No chance I will pay for them, but it does make me worried that more themes will go the 'premium' route. There is another issue of Pulse this week as well, this video segment looks at the games, movies, and content being added to the PSN.

A great week and lots for PlayStation fans to be excited about. Below is a list of all the items added to this weeks PSN update. For more details, please visit the official PlayStation Blog.


  • PULSE 12/23 Edition

Price Update

  • Jeopardy (permanent price drop to $9.99)

Downloadable Games

  • LUMINES Supernova ($14.99)

Add-on Game Content

  • BUZZ! Quiz TV National Geographic: Undersea ($7.99)
  • High Velocity Bowling: Patches Pack One (free)
  • High Velocity Bowling: Gutter Bird Ball (free)
  • Hot Shots Golf New Character Toro (free)
  • LittleBigPlanet – Solid Snake Costume ($1.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet – Meryl Silverburgh Costume ($1.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet – Screaming Mantis Costume ($1.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet – Raiden Costume ($1.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet – Metal Gear Solid Costume Kit($5.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet Metal Gear Solid Level Kit ($5.99)
  • PAIN: Ao No Kutsu Character ($0.99)
  • Disgaea 3 Adell DLC ($1.99)
  • Disgaea 3 Disgaea 2 Character Pack ($4.99)
  • Disgaea 3 Nekomata DLC ($0.99)
  • Disgaea 3 Rozalin DLC ($1.99)
  • LUMINES Supernova Holiday Pack (free)
  • Guitar Hero World Tour
  • Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2
  • Rock Band
  • Shaun White Snowboarding Glamour Pack – Regular Edition ($4.99)
  • Shaun White Snowboarding Glamour Pack – Target Edition ($4.99)

Game Demos (free)

  • The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Demo

PS3 Themes

  • Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice Disgaea 2 Character Theme ($0.99)
  • The Dark Knight: Batman Theme ($1.99)
  • The Dark Knight: Harvey Dent Theme ($1.99)
  • The Dark Knight: Joker Theme ($1.99)
  • Resident Evil: Degeneration Theme (free)
  • University of Virginia ($1.99)
  • School Girls ($1.49)
  • Digital Blast ($1.49)
  • Bikini Photo Shoot ($1.99)
  • Alpine Winters ($1.49)

PS3 Wallpaper (free)

  • Savage Moon Wallpaper 1
  • Savage Moon Wallpaper 2

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games

  • Suikoden ($5.99) (also available from PS3 Storefront)

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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