Another week and another PSN Store update and this week there is not a huge amount of game and content on offer, apart from a huge chunk of download content for SingStar with a huge selection of song packs, and the obligatory Guitar Hero and Rock Band updates. Of course, with E3 giving us plenty of news, this weeks update has plenty of trailers for new and upcoming games, including the ones that got me personally excited, Gran Turismo 5, Twisted Metal and Little big Planet 2. Anyway, that’s enough chat for now, on with what’s new for your perusal, purchase and downloadÂ this week.
TALES OF MONKEY ISLAND FULL SEASON – DOWNLOAD FREE FOR A TRIAL AND THEN PURCHASE UNLOCK KEY Â£13.99/â‚¬17.99
Telltale games and Lucasarts bring Tales Of Monkey Island to the PS3, which will be released in chapters much the same as they are doing with the Sam And Max game, in that you can download what is on offer here for freeÂ for a trial, and then if you like what you see and play you can then purchase the full season unlock key for the game, which will entitle you to play all five chapters as and when they are released. It begins here with chapter one, as the player guides our hero Guybrush through the adventure beginning with a battle against his nemesis LeChuck. But when this little battle goes awry, Guybrush is stranded on an island battling, amongst other things, Voodoo Pox. If the Sam And Max titles from Telltale and previous Monkey Island titles are anything to go by, this one could be a serious amount of fun and with this low price for the full season pass, it’s a pretty good bargain and well worth the money if you have it to spare.
MODNATION RACERS VAMP MOD AND KART BUNDLE Â£1.39/â‚¬1.75
Another new entry in what is sure to be a long line of content for ModNation Racers. This week it’s the Vamp bundle. As you can maybe guess from the title, it’s all about vampires. The Mod you get is a little vampire complete with cape, jacket and new hairstyle which can be used as they come or separated and used in your own creations where you see fit, and the same can be done with the kart which offers up a casket like body, a pillow seat and a stake accessory perfect for those new and crazy creations.
BATTLEFIELD BAD COMPANY 2 KIT SHORTCUT BUNDLE Â£13.99/17.99 THESE KITS ARE ALSO SOLD SEPARATELY Â£1.19/â‚¬1.49
This one is sure to be controversial, especially to people like myself who have spent hours playing the game and unlocking the majority of the kit for all four classes, only to have new players come along and have the ability to pay a couple of pound and have it all there for them. I am one of the players who like to actually earn their in game items, it’s a challenge, part of the game if you will and I see more and more developers doing this kind of thing. For those interested you can buy a bundle which unlocks everything or, if you play as a single class, you can buy individual kits for Medic, Assault, Engineer and Recon, which strangely works out cheaper than the bundle. That is a head scratcher.
SMASH CARS VIRUS RUN Â£2.39/â‚¬2.99
The new download content for Smash Cars, which is an RC car racing game that has been available on the PSN store for a few months now. The developers are showing it some love by adding a brand new six player multiplayer mode which, when started, one of the six players cars is randomly infected with a virus, hence the name of the pack. It is the job of the infected player to tag the other players, infecting them, who then join the chase to tag the remaining uninfected. Sounds like some new multiplayer madness and mayhem for the Smash Cars players.
SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV SUPER BRAWLER PACK Â£3.19/â‚¬3.99
And so, like the previous four weeks, this week we get fifth new Super Street Fighter IV alternate costumes pack. This time gamers are treated to new threads for the following charachters: Zangeif, E. Honda, Rufus, Abel and El Fuerte. There is not much more to say here that I have not said over the last few weeks with the previous costumes. At least it’s keeping the Street Fighter fans happy.
COLIN McRAE DIRT 2 ACCESS ALL AREAS PACK AND TRUST FUND PACKÂ Â£3.19/â‚¬3.99 FOR EACH PACK
And again, like the Battlefield Bad Company 2, DIRT 2 disappoints with the new content. One of my favourite racing games of the year, I have been waiting for the promised content and so when I get news that it is imminent, I get a little excited only to be let down with more unlock codes with the Access All areas pack unlocking all the events included in the game from the start. As you may have already guessed, the Trust Fund Pack does the same, only with the cars, unlocking them all for the player to use. Again I can not stop developers from doing this but to me it defeats the purpose of the game. The challenge of it is to play the game and unlock the tracks and cars. If those are automatically available to you, is there much point to playing the game in the first place.
OZZY OSBOURNE PACK 01 Â£4.99/â‚¬7.99 The pack includes the following tracks which can also be purchased separately.
Crazy Babies Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
Diggin’ Me Down Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
I Don’t Wanna Stop Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
Let Me Hear You Scream Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
No More Tears Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
Soul Sucker Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
GUITAR HERO 5
ALICE COOPER TRACK PACK Â£4.39/â‚¬5.49 The pack includes the following tracks which can also be purchased separately.
I’m Eighteen Â£1.59/â‚¬1.99
School’s Out Â£1.59/â‚¬1.99
Welcome To My Nightmare Â£1.59/â‚¬1.99
SINGSTAR TRACK PACKS
Just a little warning that this list is huge and that owners of singstar are being shown a bit of love with this one. Each of the packs that I am about to list contain five tracks and they each cost Â£4.49/â‚¬6.99. Take a deep breath.
Alain Souchon, Amy Winehouse, Blondie, Dizzee Rascal, Duran Duran, Eddy Grant, Festive Fun, Festive Fun 2, Il Divo, Roxette Ballads, Roxette rocks, Snow patrol, The Jackson 5, Vagrant Records, Billy Joel, Coldplay 1, Coldplay 2, Crowded House, 80’s, Britney Spears, essential Country, Euro Anthems, Love songs, Ultimate La Oreja De Van gogh, Die Fantastschen Vier, Essential Rock Anthems, Essential For Boys, Essential For Girls, Essential Party Picks, Essential Party Starters, Essential Pop Classics, Essential Pop Stars, Essential Sizzlers, Football anthems, Island Records, Krezip, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie and The Commodores, Lost, Lostprohets, Madness, Natalia, No Doubt, Paul McCartney, Queen 1, Queen 2, Queen 3, Queen 4, Queen 5, Snow Patrol 2, Starter Pack Classic Hits, Starter Pack Exitos En Castellano, Starter Pack Hits Francais, Starter Pack Hits Van Eigen Bodem, Starter Pack Il Pop Italiano, Starter Pack Norske Klassikere, Starter Pack Praty-Kracher, Starter Pack Portugal Pop, Starter Pack Suomi Hitit, Starter Packsvenska Favoriter, Stereophonics, Take That, Tiziano Ferro, US5 and Westlife.
And if there is not something there that takes your vocal chords fancy, then there is surely something wrong with you.
And after that huge list we are onto another list that is maybe not quite so big. This one is of the new E3 trailers for new and upcoming titles in the video section. So, along with your weekly Episode of First Play Episode 011 Â£0.99/â‚¬1.20, we have the E3 trailers for the following games -
Heavy Rain Move Edition
Fallout New Vegas
Deus Ex Human Revolution
Crysis 2 Teaser
DC Universe Online
SOCOM Special Forces
PixelJunk shooter Part 2
EyePet Move Edition
Start The Party
Kung Fu Rider
Gran Turismo 5
Little Big Planet 2
Soldner-X 2 Final Prototype Gameplay Video 3
Soldner-X 2 Final Prototype Gameplay Video 4
And as usual, wrapping things up this week are the themes and wallpapers of which there is only a couple. Details below -
White Knight Chronicles Black And White Dynamic Theme Â£1.59/â‚¬1.99
Anarchy Rush Hour Wallpapers Free To Download
For another week, that is what is new on the PSN store. This week, not much games wise and content but plenty of E3 trailers for us all to check out what is coming later this year on Playstation. We will just need to be patient and wait for them. For me, I will be playing Joe Danger, which is a great little game available on the PSN Store and definitely worth checking out. Watch for my review on the site real soon. I still have God Of War I, II and III that I have yet to even start, so I have plenty to keep me playing for a bit and I hope you all do too. Happy gaming all, until next week.