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PSN Store Update

Posted by Bazaboy On November - 15 - 2010

Although the store did update on the usual day and normal time this week, the GGUK update is a little late and for this I can only apologise to our readers. Real life took over for a little bit there. Nonetheless it is here now, probably just a few days before the next one, but here it is anyway. In a little change from the past two or three weeks, this week’s update is relatively small with only a couple of games, one of which is a re-released title, a small selection of downloadable content, the usual Rock Band, Guitar Hero content and of course the usual selection of bells and whistles.

 
As I mentioned a moment ago, real life took over for me this week and unfortunately has also led, quite to my dismay, to a lack of game playing. However, come the end of the week I, like millions of others, picked up a copy of Call Of Duty Black Ops and although I have not really got into the single player campaign, the multiplayer is as you would expect, unmistakably a Call Of Duty game. There is  great amount of fun to be had. And to round the week out perfectly, Gran Turismo 5 eventually gets a solid release date and what makes it even better is that it is less than two weeks away and this makes me extremely happy. Anyway, on with the update.

 
CRESCENT PALE MIST £3.99/€4.99

 
I do not have much information on this, but what it does look like is a side scrolling, platform jumping, button bashing combat game in a Japanese looking anime style. The gameplay is as you would expect from the genre, you move from the left to the right of the levels negotiating jumps, pitfalls and all sorts of interesting obstacles. There are a multitude of bad guys to take care of and you do so with a combination of both sword play and magic. The game has six lengthy levels with multiple difficulty settings, meaning there is plenty of game here for your money. There are also online leaderboards for all of the levels, so there is a reason to play the levels over trying not only to better your own scores but everyone else’s scores also. Definitely one to look into if you are a fan of the side scrolling action games genre.

 
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SOLDNER-X 2: FINAL PROTOTYPE & THE LAST CHAPTER BUNDLE £11.99/€14.99

 
Both the game and the game bundle, which was released last week, are now being offered up as a bundle for those who are interested but are yet to pick up this side scrolling shooter which I have mentioned before in previous updates. Time for a little  bit of the old cut and past. Soldner-X 2 Final Prototype is like it’s first incarnation, an old school side scrolling arcade shoot em up best likened to the classic R-Type. If you know what that game involves then you know what to expect from Soldner-X, which has pretty amazing graphics. It’s the kind of game where you shoot absolutely everything that moves and if it does not  move just try shooting it anyway, while dodging anything that is shot at you yourself. As you play though you power up your weapons and craft while fighting off waves of bad guys and the occasional huge boss. On top of the story mode, you get additional modes such as the Survival Modes in which the player has to fight through a certain number of stages without losing a life. Classic arcade shoot em up action, great fun that will keep your attention for plenty of time.

 
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EYEPET DINOSAUR STYLING PACK & HOODIE STYLING PACK £2.39/€2.99 EACH

 
Each of these EyePet packs are available to buy separately and by now most fans of Eyepet know what is involved within these packs. Each comes with costumes and items to keep your Eyepet more than happy and this weeks brings with it a dinosaur pack for some prehistoric fun with the little guy playing Jurassic Park and such. If that is not your thing, why not pick up the Hoodie Styling pack and teach your Eyepet to be a little yob, hanging out on the streets into the wee hours of the night, causing all sorts of trouble. Either way spoil your EyePet today with one or both of these packs.

 
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FRONT MISSION EVOLVED WEAPONS PACK 02 £2.39/€2.99

 
Following on from the first weapons pack a week or so back, Weapons Pack 02 for Front Mission Evolved hits this week giving the giant fighting mechanical robots another three brand new weapons to wreak havoc with. This time they include the following: The Rock Jack Bazooka, The Wild goose Rocket launcher and rounding things out The Goldias Missile Launcher, giving the player three new heavy hitting weapons with which to battle it out. They are all in the store now ready to be picked up.

 
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GOD OF WAR III MORPHEUS CHARACTER SKIN £0.79/€0.99

 
Did we have enough God Of War content last week? No? Well, this week brings with it just a little bit more with another player skin for God OF war III. The Morpheus skin is based on an early concept design for Kratos and is pretty much as we know and love him now, only with his tattoos in blue rather than red and with darker armour. While wearing this armour the value of orbs collected is increased by 200%, so not only do you get a whole new look for Kratos but a nice little bonus as you play through the game also.

 
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HUSTLE KINGS CAROM AND UK BILLIARDS PACK £1.59/€1.99

 
Hustle Kings is a game that I recently began playing, my review of which can be found on the site, and although it started off as purely a Pool Game, it was not long before a snooker pack was added making it more of a game that centred around all types of cue and ball table games. This latest pack adds yet another two similar game types, Carom and UK Rules Billiards, which basically have the players attempting to strike two balls with their cue ball in a single shot. There is a bit more to it than that of course, but that is the basic goal of the game. So if you own the game and feel the need to play something a little different, needing a break from the many versions of pool or snooker, then this could be what you are after.

 
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JUST CAUSE 2 CHAOS PARACHUTE FREE DOWNLOAD

 
There has not been much content wise for Just Cause 2 in a few weeks now after the initial influx of it around the games release, but this week brings with it a little something extra for fans of the game and making things even better is that it’s a free download. The content is nothing major, but it is a nice little touch with a designer parachute featuring a skull design, giving you an evil look as you glide through the skies with a view to blowing stuff up.

 
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MODNATION RACERS RATCHET & CLANK £1.39/€1.75 & STUNT PACK FREE DOWNLOAD

 
The first pack for ModNation Racers this week follows up the last two week’s releases of what were at first pre-order bonus items, bringing characters from other big Sony titles to the game and this time around we get two for the price of one. Both Ratchet and his robot pal Clank are here for some racing fun. They both come with their own karts, which take the form of futuristic style sports cars. The second pack for the game this week is a free download and takes the shape of the Stunt Pack. The stunt pack comes with a selection of props, scenes, dynamic and track, ideal for the more insane track creations as they include things such as ramps to jump from, hoops and glass to jump through, or trucks and double decker buses to jump over, along with many other props for some insane track creation.

 
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MY AQUARIUM BIG FISH SET £0.79/€0.99

 
The virtual aquarium, which was added to the Store a month or so back, also gets a small DLC pack this week in the shape of The Big Fish Set which includes three new fish to your virtual fish tank and, as you may have guessed from the title, they are fish on the larger scale. The animals in question are the Jaw Characin, Japanese Bullhead Shark and the Leopard Catfish rounds things off nicely. Drop a few little fish in with the shark and watch as chaos ensues.

 
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GUITAR HERO WARRIORS OF ROCK

 
Red Barchetta by Rush £1.59/€1.99
Tom Sawyer by Rush £1.59/€1.99
Guitar Hero Warriors Of Rock 1 Track Pack £13.99/€17.99

 
ROCK BAND 3 BON JOVI GREATEST HITS £9.99/€14.99 INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TRACKS WHICH CAN BE PURCHASED SEPERATLEY

 
Bad Medicine £0.99/€1.49
Blaze Of Glory £0.99/€1.49
Have A Nice Day £0.99/€1.49
I’ll Be There For You £0.99/€1.49
It’s My Life £0.99/€1.49
Lay Your Hands On Me £0.99/€1.49
Livin’ On A Prayer £0.99/€1.49
Runaway £0.99/€1.49
Wanted Dead Or Alive £0.99/€1.49
We Weren’t Born To Follow £0.99/€1.49
Who Says You Cant Go Home £0.99/€1.49
You Give Love A Bad Name £0.99/€1.49
Blue Monday by New Order £0.99/€1.49
Burning Down The House by Talking Heads £0.99/€1.49

 
With all of that out of the way, it’s just a short sprint to the end of this week’s update, beginning as usual with the video section which is kicked of with the latest FirstPlay Episode 032 yours for £0.99/€1.20 and then followed with a small selection of trailers listed here…

 
DC Universe Online E3 Trailer
DC Universe Online Gamescom Trailer
MUBI Trailer
Invizimals Trailer

 
Then we come to the last list as usual, a few little bits and bobs to smarten up your system. Like the video selection this week, there is not much here, but there may just be something that grabs your attention…

 
Soldner-X 2 Final Prototype Avatar Bundle 2 £1.19/€1.49
Soldner-X 2 Final Prototype Avatar Bundle 3 £1.19/€1.49
Astronaut Pet EyePet Avatar £0.20/€0.25
Paw Icon EyePet Avatar £0.20/€0.25
Pet Run Happy EyePet Avatar £0.20/€0.25
Atlas Premium Theme £1.19/€1.49
Whimsical Fantasy Premium Theme £1.19/€1.49

 
And with that I bring to a close a rather late PSN Store Update. There will be another one in a couple of days time. Hopefully life does not throw another spanner in the works and it is back on schedule, much like my game playing itself. And when it comes to game playing I am afraid to say there is not much to report, other than that which the majority of other players worldwide are also playing right now. Yes, you guessed it, Call Of Duty Black Ops. That is of course until the daddy of all racing games reclaims its crown in less than two weeks. But for now, shooting people will do. Until then, whatever you may be playing I wish you all happy gaming.

 

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