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PSN Store Update

Posted by Bazaboy On September - 3 - 2010

Guess what time it is. That’s right, it’s time for another weekly look at what goodies and delights Sony are throwing our way in the PSN Store. It’s slim pickings this week when it comes to games and demos, but a decent choice when it comes to new content for existing titles, both titles we have come to expect new content for and also some newcomers.

 
This week I have to admit that I have played very little apart from Uncharted 2 Multiplayer, both competitive and co-operative. The game never fails to impress. With the new skins that were added last week, including a few that I had been waiting on, it was all the excuse I needed to play it again. Who am I kidding? I don’t need an excuse to play that game. But other than that I have not been playing much else, other than Shank over the last day. Watch for the review on the site over the next week sometime. With that out of the way for now, lets have a little peek at what is new on the store…

 
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ALIEN BREED IMPACT FREE TRIAL AND UNLOCK £11.99/€14.99

 
Alien Breed Impact is a third person isometric science fiction based shooter where the player explores and escapes from various locations, all the while combating alien hordes that come in various shapes and sizes. To do so you are armed with a variety of alien death dealing weapons. The game itself looks very nicely done with a dark setting being illuminated by the players torch light. It really helps build the games atmosphere. Not only does the game come with an epic single player story, but also a single player free play mode with the player setting high scores in an attempt to better previous scores and there are three separate stages designed solely for two player co-operative play, locally or online. If you are still unsure as to whether or not this game is your kind of thing, then worry not as, like more and more games being released on the store lately, there is a free trial download and if you like what you get then you can purchase the unlock code for the full game.

 
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SAM AND MAX THE DEVILS PLAYHOUSE EPISODE 5 THE CITY THAT DARES NOT SLEEP FREE WITH FULL SEASON PASS.

 
After five months Sam And Max The Devils Playhouse comes to an end this week with the final part, episode 5 The City That Dares Not sleep. Our intrepid canine and bunny duo are back to wrap things up in their typical tongue in cheek humorous way. This time our heroes must take on a huge rampaging beast which has invaded the city. Sam has gathered a crack team of friends to stop the beast with the only drawback being that to do this they must venture inside said monster and bring it to a halt, so that city life can return to normal. For season holders to the game, the explosive ending to the series which they have been waiting on is now with us and ready for them to download and play. A little additional information is that subscribers to the relatively new Playstation Plus plan can, from today, pick up all five episodes of The Devils Playhouse absolutely free of charge.

 
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R.U.S.E. DEMO FREE DOWNLOAD


 
R.U.S.E. is a new real time strategy game set during the war in 1940. The player takes control of either side, the American allied forces or the Germans, effectively giving the player two separate single player campaigns to play through. The gameplay is generally as you would expect with a real time strategy game. The main difference encourages the player to use decoys, camouflage units, spies and decryption, amongst others, in an attempt to deceive the enemy, hence the name of the game. Another thing to point out about the game is that it is without a doubt one of the best looking games of it’s genre, with the player being able to zoom in and out of the action with the game world loosing none of it looks no matter where the camera is. RTS fans should definitely be checking this demo out, it may well be worth the time.

 
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VANQUISH VELOCITY ATTACK DEMO FREE DOWNLOAD

 
Vanquish Velocity Attack is a futuristic third person over the shoulder shooting game. I say shooting but that is not all that is involved, as the game also has a melee combat system. Using a state of the art suit and morphing weapon you can boost from cover to cover, taking out the bad guys. The action in the game is relentlessly fast paced. With the use of boosters on the suit, moving around the battlefield takes no longer than a few seconds, so it is not long before you are at your next destination and are back in the action. The cover and fire system also looks like one of the best in a third person shooter yet. Definitely one to check out if you love fast paced action and, of course, shooting bad guys and blowing stuff up.

 
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RED DEAD REDEMPTION HUNTING AND TRADING OUTFITS PACK FREE DOWNLOAD

 
Although not a full pack like the previous two releases for everyone’s favourite western based open world game, the Hunting and Trading Outfits Pack adds two new costumes and corresponding challenges to the single player game. The costumes themselves are decent looking with the hunting one being the better of the two, dressing our hero in furs and leather. Wearing the costumes also gives bonuses in the single player game – the hunting costume allows the player to harvest more skins and meat from hunting kills, the trading costume gives the player larger discounts from the in-game stores. The costumes need to be earned in the game by completing challenges and, as you may expect, they relate to the costume. For instance, the hunting costume challenges are hunting based. The pack adds new costumes and a little more challenge to the single player game for those who have already done everything that there is to do.

 
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BIOSHOCK 2 MINERVA’S DEN £6.29/€7.99

 
Minerva’s Den adds a whole new side story to Bioshock 2 and has you exploring a darker side of Rapture, namely Minerva’s den, as you attempt to discover the mysterious past of the Thinker’s Inventor and the secrets within the den. Along with the new story and areas in the pack, we are also given a new weapon – the Ion Laser, and a new plasmid – the Gravity Well Plasmid. Why the new weapons? Why are the developers improving our combat skills? What new dangers could be lurking out there? Well, amongst others there is Raptures most advanced protector, the new Lancer Big Daddy. This content is perfect for those looking for a little more single player action from the title.

 
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MAG CHARACTER SLOTS B & C £0.79/€0.99 30 DAY SUBSCRIPTIONS

 
As a fan of MAG I always thought that the fact players were limited to only one character was both a good thing and a bad thing, in that you are stuck with just the one in the same faction. So you are left wondering if they have better guns and equipment, and the only way to find out was to delete your soldier and begin again in the other faction. The good thing was it made you feel more a part of that faction, it kind of made you loyal to it. Now, however, we can have the choice with these thirty day subscriptions with up to two new character slots, meaning that so long as you pay the price each month for your subscription, you can have two new soldiers, giving you enough room to have a guy in each faction, allowing you to pick and choose depending on what mood you are in. Or you can remain a purist and stick with your one character. For those picking up these new slots, they need not worry about losing them should they not re-subscribe every month as the new soldiers are all saved and will be there waiting should you pick up the subscription again at a later date.

 
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MODNATION RACERS LIL’ TINKER PACK £1.39/€1.75

 
The latest ModNation Racers pack is once again a previous pre-order bonus that has now been made available to purchase for everyone. As usual this one comes as a set and with a collection of items that can be used as the player deems fit in their own creations. For this one, that includes for your drivers x-ray glasses and a cooking pot helmet and for your custom kart creations a soapbox racer body nail hood ornaments and a trash can lid steering wheel. Grab it if you enjoy building your own creations in the game.

 
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SPLIT SECOND VELOCITY
ELITE VEHICLE LIVERY PACK FREE DOWNLOAD
RYBACK CYCLONE SPECIAL EDITION FREE DOWNLOAD
HIGH OCTANE SUPERCAR PACK £1.59/€1.99


 
The first pack on offer for this game is the Elite Vehicle Livery pack and, as the title says, what you get in the free download are alternative liveries for the elite class of cars – Brawn, vixen and Raptor, giving those cars the edge, at least when it comes to looks that is. The second free download pack available for the game is a special edition of the classic Ryback vehicle from the game, again giving you a sleek new look out there on the track. The third and final pack this week contains three new cars for the game and not only are they three new cars, they are three of the fastest supercars available for you to use in the game. This pack also includes a new livery for the Ryback Cyclone included in one of the previous free packs this week.

 
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TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 11
NEW COURSES PACK £6.29/€7.99
FANTASY PACK £6.29/€#7.99
FAVOURITES COURSE PACK £11.99/€14.99


 
A whole host of new courses available this week for Tiger woods PGA 11, the first of which is a New courses pack which includes two courses, namely Waialae Championship course in the mountain ranges of Hawaii and the Blackwolf Run course in Wisconsin. The second pack is a fantasy pack which includes another two new courses, this time original courses made for the game. The first of which is a Scottish inspired course teeing off from a castle and then playing along a coastline and then next you are off to Japan to play a round of golf in the shadow of Mount Fuji. Finally we have the favourites course which is made up of new courses that have been released over the past few weeks, now all in one pack. So if you have not purchased any of them so far, then this nine course pack is a great deal and includes Pinehurst No2, harbour Town, Bay Hill, Banff Springs, Cog hill, Spyglass Hill, Sheshan, Gary Player CC and The Predator.

 
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KANE AND LYNCH 2 DOG DAYS
ALLIANCE WEAPONS PACK £2.39/€2.99
MULTIPLAYER MASKS PACK £1.59/€1.99
THE DOGGIE BAG £4.79/€5.99


 
The first pack for Kane And Lynch this week is the Alliance Weapons pack, which includes seven new weapons which were originally pre-order bonus items and are now available to purchase for all to use in both multiplayer and arcade modes. They include the following: Doretta silenced, Steele 870, TOQ SBR, Kaliningrad, PAZ 10 Silenced and the TOQ Elite. The second pack is another set of items that players can use in both multiplayer and arcade modes and they are a group of masks giving your player a more sinister and original look. The final pack for the game is entitled The Doggie Bag and includes two new maps in Shanghai – Dockyard and High Rise. Again for both Arcade and Multiplayer modes. But alongside those maps you are also treated to five brand new weapons to be used: DD33, KL Viper, RTS, SMi69 and the TOQ Model Four S. A nice selection for players of Kane And Lynch 2, especially when it comes to new guns.

 
ROCK BAND GOING COUNTRY PACK 04 £8.79/€10.99 WHICH CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING TRACKS WHICH ARE AVAILBLE SEPARATELY

 
What Was I Thinking By Dierks Bentley £0.99/€1.49
Hell On The Heart By Eric Church £0.99/€1.49
Women By Jamey Johnson £0.99/€1.49
Would You Go With Me By Josh Turner £0.99/€1.49
Days Go By’ By Keith Urban £0.99/€1.49
Lookin’ For a good Time By Antebellum £0.99/€1.49
Rebound By Laura Bell Bundy £0.99/€1.49
Fancy by Reba McEntire £0.99/€1.49
It Happenns By Sugarland £0.99/€1.49

 
GUITAR HERO 5 P.O.D. TRACK PACK £4.39/€5.49 WHICH CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING TRACKS WHICH ARE AVAILBLE SEPARATELY

 
Boom £1.59/€1.99
Southtown £1.59/€1.99
Youth Of The Nation £1.59/€1.99

 
Small choice on the video front today. Head of the list as usual is Episode 022 of FirstPlay available for the princely sum of £0.99/€1.20 along with the following…

 
Brink Developer Diary #4
Brink Developer Diary #5
Neverdead GamesCom 2010 Trailer

 
Now we near the end and as usual we finish things up with a little look at what has been added to the store to brighten up your system…

 
Von Chrono Abstracted Theme £0.79/€0.99
Von Chrono Bare Elements Theme £0.79/€0.99
Von Chrono Drops Theme £0.79/€0.99
Uncharted Avatar Pack 03 £0.79/€0.99 WHICH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING
Nathan Drake 2 Avatar £0.20/€0.25
Gabriel Roman Avatar £0.20/€0.25
Atoq Navarro Avatar £0.20/€0.25
Rika Raja Avatar £0.20/€0.25
Uncharted Avatar Pack 04 £0.79/€0.99 WHICH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING
Elena Fisher 2 Avatar £0.20/€0.25
Eddy Raja Avatar £0.20/€0.25
Daniel Pinkerton Avatar £0.20/€0.25
Javier Avatar £0.20/€0.25

 
With that, another weekly update comes to a close and I am off to play a little more Uncharted 2 online and a little Shank, my review of which will pop up on the site in the near future so look out for that. Please, whatever you are playing  this week, have a great week and please do not have nightmares.

 

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