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PSN Store Update

Posted by Bazaboy On October - 7 - 2010

Hey hey, it’s Wednesday – which can mean only one thing for us eager PlayStation gamers, it’s time for our weekly PSN store update. Despite the past few weeks being rather busy update wise, this week things are decidedly quiet with only a few things really catching the eye, along with the usual Rock Band update.

This week I have been mostly playing Mafia II. My review should be on the site by now and my Formula One 2010 review will be incoming within the next few days. It has to be said that I am thoroughly enjoying both of these titles and, giving away my reviews here, would recommend either of them as they are both worthy games to play. Online play has been missing from my life for a week now and I am feeling a little anti-social because of it. I think I will be remedying this within the next few days with some cyber warfare, because we all need to let of a little steam occasionally by shooting other people – in the controlled environment of a game that is, do not want to come across as a psychotic you know.

Anyway onto this weeks update and here we go…


Ferrari The Race Challenge is a sequel of sorts to System 3’s Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli. This time however instead of being a retail game purchased on disc, it is available to download direct from the PSN Store. Owners and fans of the original need not worry about it being rehash of the first game. In fact, owners of the original game may be interested to know that if they wish to purchase this they will be entitled to a discount from the marked price. The game itself is pretty much as you would expect – some of the latest cars, along with some of the all time classics from the car manufacturer that the game is named after, being raced around a selection of tracks. Not only do you get a selection of new cars and tracks, the games handling mechanics have been overhauled to give it a much more realistic feeling, making this one for the racing simulation fans. That is until… well, “you know what” is released. It could well be worth checking out, especially for us virtual petrolheads.



I was unaware that DJ hero had been as big as its guitar big brother, to warrant a follow up game. But apparently so, although this is not really my cup of tea as I am not really a huge fan of the music based game. In fact I do not think I have ever played one. But even still, this is not my kind of music. For those of you that it does appeal to, and I am aware there are those of you out there that do, this could be perfect for you. The new game will come, like other similar games, packaged with the decks. Or for those with the original game, you could just buy the software which would add new game modes and of course new tracks for the player to play with, and not just a handful of them ,a whole seventy five new tracks. With this demo you can pick it up and give some of the new features a little go and see if it is worthy to sit alongside your other titles on your game shelf.



With Halloween fast approaching we can expect all sorts of spooky goings on all over the store. It kicks off this week with the Haunted pack for the PS3 Moves launch title. The pack consists of three new and suitably spooky playable characters: a dark cloaked spectre with lovely glowing eyes and a couple of skeletons. But that is not it because all of the existing sports have also been modified to have a spooky feel to them. Granted it is basically replacing items such as balls, arrows and bats with spectre like bats and skulls. But it ensures Move owners can get off to a nice spooky beginning to the month.



I wrote about this costume pack a few updates back, when apparently it was released ahead of Rockstars intended release date. Although not a full pack, like the previous two releases for every ones 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, with the trading costume giving the player larger discounts from the in game stores. The costumes of course 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.



This weeks ModNation Racers content was again previously a pre-order bonus and is based on one of the PlayStations biggest heroes, Nathan Drake from the Uncharted games. As usual, both the Mod and the kart come in parts so as you can use the pack as it comes or use the parts from the pack in creating your own Mods and rides. This time you are given a drake costume and hairdo, along with his ride which comes in the shape of an old army jeep. So now is your chance to take control of Drake once again and hurl him around some insane kart tacks in his trusty jeep.



EyePet also gets the love this week with not one, but two styling packs. Players of EyePet know by now what comes with these, both costumes and accessories for your lovable little pet. This week you can choose between a robot or a cool race car driver, or if you are looking to make your furry little friend especially happy, why not pick up both?



Children Of The Revoloution £0.99/€1.49
Cosmic Dancer £0.99/€1.49
Jeepster £0.99/€1.49

Driver by R.E.M. £0.99/€1.49
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It by R.E.M. £0.99/€1.49
Living Well Is The Best revenge by R.E.M. £0.99/€1.49
Radio Free Europe by R.E.M. £0.99/€1.49
Stand by R.E.M. £0.99/€1.49
Superman by R.E.M. £0.99/€1.49
These Days by R.E.M. £0.99/€1.49
What’s The Frequency Kenneth ? by R.E.M. £0.99/€1.49

And with that we quickly move onto the video section and what is first? Ooh look! It’s FirstPlay Episode 027 yours for only £0.99/€1.20 followed by the usual handful of trailers and dev diaries…

Deus Ex: Human Revoloution TGS Trailer
Castlevania Lords Of Shadow Gameplay Video
Splatterhouse E3 Trailer
Splatterhouse Gamescom Trophy
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Gamescom Trailer
Heavy Ran Developer Interview Videos
Kane And Lynch 2 Multiplayer Content Trailer

As ever you know what we finish up with. Lets have a look see what shiny baubles and such we are being given to spruce up our systems…

Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype Avatar Buzzsaw £0.40/€0.49
Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype Avatar Vielkopf £0.40/€0.49
Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype Avatar Wuchtklinge 2 £0.40/€0.49
Femme Abstraction Premium Theme £1.19/€1.49
Infected Premium Theme £1.19/€1.49


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