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PSN STORE UPDATE

Posted by Bazaboy On August - 6 - 2010

Wednesday brings with it the latest Playstation Network Store Update. There is not a huge amount on offer this week, but there is still a chance you will spot something you might want to pick up, especially if you have been getting the Little Big Planet Marvel costumes. Oh, and a demo of a game that I believe the majority of the Playstation community already own, or at least have played somewhere.

 
In my gaming news this week it has again been all about multiplayer Uncharted 2 and Red Dead Redemption. In other news though, moments before writing this, I spent a huge chunk of money that I do not really have on the recently unveiled Gran Turismo 5 Signature Edition. As a racing game fan, it was an offer of cool game related items that I just could not pass on. I guess I will just need to worry about paying for it when the time comes. Until then, the store update looks like this…

 
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LITTLE BIG PLANET £16.99/€26.99

 
For the small hand-full of PS3 owners who do not own, or have not owned in the past, this is a genius side scrolling, platform hopping, puzzle solving game which also offers you the chance to build your own levels from the ground up, with a huge wealth of download-able content that has amassed in the store since it’s initial release. Little Big Planet is now available as a digital download for the bargain price of £16.99 and for that price you not only get to play with the adorable Sackboy, you get to take him through the story mode with or without three other players online and over numerous developer levels from the off. To top that all off, an endless supply of user created levels. Granted some of them are pretty bad, but for every one of those there is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. For those that have yet to give this game a try, this is the perfect opportunity to pick it up for a relatively low price and you can even download it direct to your console.

 
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GUNDEMONIUM COLLECTION £9.99/€12.99 CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING GAMES WHICH ARE ALSO AVAILABLE SEPARATELY.
GUNDEMONIUM RECOLLECTION £3.99/€4.99
GUNDEADLIGNE £3.99/€4.99
HITOGATA HAPPA £3.99/€4.99


 
All three of these games follow the same gameplay style, basically that of a side scrolling shooter, although in the second games case it changes things up a little with the game changing Flip Turn ability, and the third game changes things slightly once again by having the game scroll vertically rather than horizontally. Other than these small things, the game involves you controlling a selection of characters, or dolls, each with their own powers. The aim of the game remains the same throughout the series of three games with small changes, lots of bullets and non stop shooting action. With all three games on offer here, there is plenty to keep you going for a while. Check it out if you are looking to blow some stuff up.

 
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CALL OF DUTY MODERN WARFARE 2 CLIFFHANGER DEMO FREE DOWNLOAD

 
For a huge game that has been on release for months, some would say the demo is a little late. But the handful of people that have yet to play the game this is a welcome demo letting you play not just a small section a but the full Cliffhanger single player level of the game, which begins with you scaling a icy rock face before making a stealthy insertion to an enemy airbase through a blizzard. It then turns into a full on fire fight and ends with a heart pounding downhill snowmobile chase. So if you have been living under a rock for the past year and are unaware of Modern Warfare 2, or if you have just never given it a try, now is the time to find out what all the fuss is about and what you have been missing.

 
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BIOSHOCK 2 THE PROTECTOR TIRALS £3.19/€3.99

 
New download content for Bioshock 2 this week, and this time it concentrates on the single player side of things. The content has a simple story with the gameplay involving the player protecting Little Sisters from wave upon wave of Splicers, with difficulty settings ensuring there is enough of a challenge to keep skilled players of the game busy. The gameplay itself sounds a lot like an onslaught or survivor mode, but hopefully with enough of a challenge to give fans of the game another reason to start the game up again.

 
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MODNATION RACERS NUKULAR PACKS £1.39/€1.75

 
ModNation Racers’ latest content is another kart and driver combo in the shape of the Nukular Pack and the best way I can think of to describe it is by mentioning the movie Mad Max 2. If you have seen this, then recall the bad guys driving their bodged together vehicles. That is exactly what you should expect here. The kart as usual comes in three parts that can be used as one or used in your own creations and include the Mauler body, Valve Steering Wheel and Oil Drum Seat. The driver of the kart fits the same style and comes with Curly Hair and a Gas Mask which can be used however the player chooses.

 
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TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 11 RIVIERA CC £3.19/€3.99

 
Yet more content for PGA Tour. But instead of the bucket load there usually is, it is kept to a minimum this week with one new course in the shape of the Riviera Country club to up your choice of playable courses by one.

 
LITTLE BIG PLANET MARVEL COSTUME KIT 3 £4.79/€5.99 ALL THE COSTUMES AS USUAL ARE AVAILABLE SEPARATELY

 
After a week off the Little Big Planet and Marvel combination continues with the third pack of super hero/villian costumes which this week include the following character costumes…
Captain America Costume £1.59/€1.99
Invisible Woman Costume (I checked and no it is not an actual invisible Sackperson) £1.59/€1.99
Rogue Costume £1.59/€1.99
Venom Costume £1.59/€1.99
Wolverine Costume £1.59/€1.99

 
ROCK BAND

 
I Only want You By Eagles Of Death Metal 1.24/€1.49
Jesus Freak By D Talk £0.99/€1.49
Love Addict By Family force 5 £0.99/€1.49
Rapture By Blondie £0.99/€1.49
Saturday Morning By Eels £0.99/€1.49
Sturm & Drang by KMFDM £0.99/€1.49
The Perfect Crime 2 By The Decemberists £0.99/€1.49
Bulletproof By La Roux £0.99/€1.49

 
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GUITAR HERO 5 THE USED TRACK PACK £4.39/€5.49 INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TRACKS WHICH ARE AS USUAL AVAILABLE ON THEIR OWN

 
Pretty Handsome Awkward £1.59/€1.99
The Bird And The Worm £1.59/€1.99
The Taste Of Ink £1.59/€1.99

 
As usual there is a new episode of FirstPlay, Episode 018, which can be yours for the price of £0.99/€1.20. Also in the store for your viewing pleasure is the Pinger Teaser Trailer for the game Crysis 2, which is looking absolutely gorgeous and I hope it plays as well as it looks. In the visual and audio side of things this week there is a free soundtrack for you to download from the game Super Stardust HD – a very techno like dance music soundtrack. So if that is your thing give it a listen.

 
We wrap things up with a look at the various bells and whistles available for your system and it is a quick one this week with only a few items added…

 
Von Chrono Theme Bad Business Theme £1.19/€1.49
Fat Princess Fat Roles Ninja Wallpaper Free Download
Fat Princess Fat Roles Pirate Wallpaper Free Download

 
And that brings to a close another PSN Store update. My closing words for this week are – where the hell am I going to find the money to pay for Gran Turismo 5 Signature Edition when it ships? Hope you all have a great week and until the next update, happy gaming all.

 

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