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  1. Arwin

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    I've been wanting a separate thread with what's new on PSN (yes, Joshua, you're right ;) ) to discuss what's new up there each week.

    Here's Europe for 2 oktober (curtesy of Goldrusher@Neogaf, some comments added by me):

    ------------------------------ EUROPE (Goldrusher@Neogaf) ---------------------------
    (your country may vary)

    DEMOS

    ► BioShock (1814 MB) (pixel counters are go ... :D)
    ► PES 2009 (1456 MB) (FIFA vs PES ftw)

    GAMES

    ► Geon (€7,99 / £4.99) (never heard of until now! apparently it's this game - wii-version)

    ADD-ONS

    ► FIFA 09 (looks like they're experimenting with something that might just lead to a two-yearly update insteaf a new one each year?)
    ○ Live Season All Leagues Pack (€17,99/£12.99 or €5,99/£4.99 per division)
    - Barclays Premier League
    - LIGA BBVA
    - Ligue 1
    - Bundesliga
    - Seria A
    - Primera Division de Mexico

    /!\ two different packs available, for different discs
    /!\ first one is free (for trial ?), see code on back of manual

    ► Rock Band
    ♪ lots of songs

    VIDEOS

    ► Amusement Park
    ○ Call Da Shot Trailer

    ► FaceBreaker
    ○ Auditions Part 1
    ○ Auditions Part 2
    ○ Auditions Part 3

    ► Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
    ○ GT Academy - The Finalists

    ► Tomb Raider Underworld
    ○ Gameplay Trailer

    MUSIC (this is the first time I think there's an online music purchase up here?)

    ► PixelJunk Eden
    ○ Official Soundtrack (€1,99 / £1.49)

    ► PixelJunk Monsters
    ○ Official Soundtrack (€1,99 / £1.49)

    THEMES & WALLPAPERS

    ► Fallout 3 - theme
    ► Prince of Persia - wallpapers

    ---------------------------- JAPAN (MadFuzzy@Neogaf) --------------------

    Today's Japanese Store update:

    Demos:

    Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida or2 (PSP)

    Videos:

    NBA Live 09
    Facebreaker

    Add-ons:

    Cross Edge (10 packs in total including a new dungeon)
    Soul Calibur IV Weapon Pack - 400 yen
    Soul Calibur IV Bonus Weapon Pack - 400 yen
    Vampire Rain (x4)

    Themes:

    Afrika (apparently this theme is really nice)
    Shiki-Tei (Photo Contest)

    Wallpaper:

    Afrika (x3)
    To LOVE (x3 - PSP)
    Ikkitosen Eloquent Fist (x3 - PSP)
     
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    Largely seems to have gone unnoticed at least in the English press, but when my wife showed off Super Rub-a-dub to a guest yesterday the game updated to version 3.0 (about 40-45mb). After this update, the game seems to run smoother, has bubbles in the water to show off the tech a bit more (I think at least, maybe I just didn't remember), supports rumble, you can play with more ducks and also win more, for instance now also for rescuing 100% of the ducks in all levels, or scoring in the top 500 on all levels (seems very hard), there's a monthly scoreboard as well as all-time, and the game has an in-game store, so it seems some additional stuff may be coming. It also doesn't seem to ask what language to play anymore at startup, defaulting instead to the XMB language, and shows additional stuff on the level select screen when you've completed a level.

    There was also a strange bug for me, maybe having to do with having replaced my harddrive. When I did the update it resorted back to the demo mode and told me I had to unlock the full game. I just downloaded the unlock again from my download history (which works great) and then it worked again.

    Glad to see this excellent game get some more attention. I would instant-buy additional levels or multi-player modes as soon as they show up myself. Also interesting to see that the game has quite a few players still, the monthly scoreboard has plenty of entries it seems - I golded a few levels again to see if that netted me the 100% rescued tag on the levels, braking some old records, and that gold put me at something like 300th position in the monthly leaderboard.
     
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    Nice! It's been ages since I last played Rub-A-Duck.
    It would be even nicer if the update had included trophy support.

    I might need to check some other older games too, if they've got some secret updates.
     
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    Secret updates would be rubbish! Sony should send PM's to PSN accounts regards game updates.
     
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    - Go! Puzzle had also received an update, about 27 Megs. There was at leas an online shop added, with no content though. Didn't notice other changes, but I haven't played it in ages...

    - Go! Sudoku also has a 129 Meg update, dl*ing it just now. ... Edit: Didin't notice any change but "purchase game" option, that aI thin is for online store

    - Feel Ski updated with rumble support
     
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    Weekly update thanks to Goldrusher@Neogaf:

    PAL

    DEMOS

    ► Hail to the Chimp (374 MB)
    ► Valkyria Chronicles (581 MB)

    GAMES

    ► Linger in Shadows (€2,99 / £1.99)
    ► Super Stardust HD Complete (€9,99 / £6.49)

    ADD-ONS

    ► Buzz! Quiz TV
    ○ Comedy Movies Quiz (€4,99 / £3.49)

    ► Everybody's Golf World Tour
    ○ Costume Pack A (€3,99 / £3.19)

    ► Mega Man 9
    ○ Endless Attack (€2,99 / £1.99)
    ○ Proto Man Mode (€1,99 / £1.49)

    ► NBA Live 09
    ○ NBA Live 365 (€9,99 / £6.99)
    ○ Oklahoma City Pack (free)

    ► Rock Band
    ○ various songs, €1,49 / £0.99 each:
    ♪ Against Me! - “Stop!”
    ♪ Free - “All Right Now”
    ♪ George Thorogood and the Destroyers - “Bad to the Bone”
    ♪ Harvey Danger - “Cream & Bastards Rise”
    ♪ Screaming Trees - “Nearly Lost you”
    ♪ Static-X - “Push It”

    ○ Red Hot Chili Peppers songs, €1,49 / £0.99 each:
    ♪ “Blood Sugar Sex Magik”
    ♪ “The Power of Equality”
    ♪ “If You Have to Ask”
    ♪ “Breaking the Girl”
    ♪ “Funky Monks”
    ♪ “Suck My Kiss”
    ♪ “I Could Have Lied”
    ♪ “Mellowship Slinky in B Major”
    ♪ “The Righteous & The Wicked”
    ♪ “Blood Sugar Sex Magik”
    ♪ “Under the Bridge”
    ♪ “Naked in the Rain”
    ♪ “Apache Rose Peacock”
    ♪ “The Greeting Song”
    ♪ “My Lovely Man”
    ♪ “Sir Psycho Sexy”

    ○ The Offspring Pack (€3,99 / £2.49 or €1,49 / £0.99 per song)
    ♪ “Gone Away”
    ♪ “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)”
    ♪ “Self Esteem”

    ► Rocketmen
    ○ It Came From Uranus (€2,99 / £1.99)

    ► Super Stardust HD
    ○ Solo + Team Double Pack (€5,99 / £4.49)

    VIDEOS

    ► Metal Gear Solid 4 - Story Trailer
    ► Midnight Club Los Angeles - Trailer 3
    ► Mirror's Edge - 2D Story Trailer
    ► Need for Speed Undercover - Trailer
    ► WipEout HD - Making Of

    ► Power Pack (PSP) - Trailer
    ► Puzzle Pack (PSP) - Trailer

    THEMES & WALLPAPERS

    ► WipEout HD - theme (free)


    USA (as far as is known) ...

    DEMOS

    ► Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars

    GAMES

    ► Linger in Shadows ($...)
    ► Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars ($...)

    ADD-ONS

    ► MegaMan
    ○ Endless Attack ($...)
    ○ Proto Man Mode ($...)

    ► Rock Band
    ○ various songs, $1.99 each:
    ♪ Against Me! - “Stop!”
    ♪ Free - “All Right Now”
    ♪ George Thorogood and the Destroyers - “Bad to the Bone”
    ♪ Harvey Danger - “Cream & Bastards Rise”
    ♪ Screaming Trees - “Nearly Lost you”
    ♪ Static-X - “Push It”

    ○ The Offspring Pack ($5.49 or $1.99 per song)
    ♪ “Gone Away”
    ♪ “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)”
    ♪ “Self Esteem”

    ► Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
    ○ Brave New Worlds Map Pack (free)
    ○ Victory Pack ($1.25)
    - new scenario's: Enlightenment, Hyper Drive & Gold Rush

    ► echochrome (PSP)
    ○ 40 new maps expansion pack ($4.99)

    QORE #5
    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2008/...-psn-thursday/
    ○ features:
    - Fallout 3
    - Resident Evil 5
    - Dead Space
    - Shaun White Snowboarding
    - top Blu-ray releases in October
    ○ goodies:
    - Valkyria Chronicles demo
    - shooting galleries
     
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    Any impressions on Linger in Shadows? Won't have a chance to check it out for a while.
     
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    I went on the NA store earlier, and found they have commercial themes, including university themes.

    Also we're going to see compnay specific storefronts starting with Capcom :
     
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    The Capcom storefront is a great idea. I've never thought of such a use. Could coincide nicely with Home as well.

    Just hit me that they have this feature in their movie store. Glad to see it move over to the games section.
     
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    This weeks update wasn't bad, but I think I'm letting it slide in light of the Resistance 2 Public Beta...feels so good to get back into this :)

    Sad that Age of Booty was delayed on PSN though :(
     
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    Heh, too funny...

    The PAIN! team convinced David Hasselhoff to appear in the game. I am not sure how much convincing is needed really. This man was jealous of Pamela Anderson when she stole the limelight from him in Babewatch. [size=-2]Where is the comparison to begin with ? >_<[/size]

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2008/10/22/a-very-special-message-from-david-hasselhoff/
     
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    Better be free. I don't know why but I'm a sucker for buying Pain stuff and I hardly play it.
     
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    Home must be getting closer.

    I am very tempted to get that PAIN update. I have not played that game in forever.
     
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    The ETA for Home public beta is end October/early November, if they haven't changed their plans.

    Not sure if applications like Dress will make it on time (May be not since we only saw a trailer in TGS thus far).
     
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    Super Stardust PSP just showed up on the PSP store ... I got it, it's a 78mb download. I'm at work so couldn't try it in detail, but my quick impressions:

    I tried the game extremely briefly and it seems competent, although it's weird not having the planet around you, which makes this a more traditional sort of asteroids. But the three weapons are still there (d-pad), as is the boost (L) and the bomb (R). Moving is analog, shooting around you works with the face buttons which you can use basically as a d-pad (two buttons give you a diagonal) but if you keep more buttons pressed you automatically fire in a circular motion, which is very useful of course for the fire weapon. The first section ended with one of those nuclear plant things that explodes in Stardust HD in survivor mode, so things have been mixed up a bit.

    Framerate is very smooth, graphics look pretty decent, effects seem fairly excellent - not the PS3, but certainly PSP worthy.
     
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    Full list (pretty good week!):

    U.S.

    SALE

    ► $4.99 each (Promotion ends 12/4/08)
    ○ The Last Guy
    ○ PixelJunk Eden
    ○ echochrome (PS3)
    ○ Novastrike
    ○ Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3

    DEMOS

    ► Dead Space
    ○ 506 MB

    GAMES

    ► Brain Challenge ($9.99)

    ► Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix ($14.99)

    ► PSP
    ○ PBR Out of the Chute ($14.99)

    ADD-ONS

    ► Guitar Hero World Tour
    ○ The Killers ($5.49 or $1.99 each)
    ♪ Mr. Brightside
    ♪ Losing Touch
    ♪ Human

    ► LittleBigPlanet
    ○ Thanksgiving Costume
    ○ Resistance Costume ($1.99)

    ► Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 ($1.49 each)
    ♪ Me and Bobby McGee
    ♪ Unfaithful ($1.49)
    ♪ Are You Happy Now?
    ♪ Heartbreaker
    ♪ All My Life
    ♪ Celebrity

    ► Rock Band
    ○ The Killers ($5.49 or $1.99 each)
    ♪ Mr. Brightside
    ♪ Smile Like You Mean It
    ♪ Spaceman

    ○ Yngwie Malmsteen ($5.49 or $1.99 each)
    ♪ Caprici Di Diablo
    ♪ Damnation Game
    ♪ Red Devil

    ○ Soundgarden ($1.99 each)
    ♪ Jesus Christ Pose
    ♪ Pretty Noose

    ○ Lamb of God ($1.99)
    ♪ Laid To Rest

    MUSIC

    ► Street Fighter Underground Remix (Free)
    ♪ Redman and Oh No
    ♪ Hieroglyphics
    ♪ Zion I
    ♪ DJ Toure and Mistah FAB
    ♪ DJ Qbert

    VIDEOS

    ► Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Fighting
    ○ Mechanics Trailer
    ○ Story Mode Preview Trailer

    ► NBA 2K9
    ○ Iguodala Trailer
    ○ J In Your Face Trailer

    ► Prince of Persia
    ○ Art Video
    ○ Dev Diary 1

    ► Dew Tour: Orlando
    ○ Orlando BMX Highlights
    ○ Orlando Skate Thrills
    ○ Orlando FMX Recap

    ► Everday Shooter (PSP Store Only)
    ○ Trailer

    MOVIE & BLU RAY TRAILERS

    ► Punisher: War Zone

    ► Lost: The Complete Fourth Season

    THEMES & WALLPAPERS

    ► Wallpapers
    ○ Prince of Persia Wallpaper (x3)
    ○ Super Street Fighter II HD Turbo Remix Wallpaper

    EUROPE

    NOW UP!
    /!\ Some content not available in every Store.

    DEMOS

    ► Age of Booty
    ○ 44 MB

    ► Dead Space
    ○ 506 MB

    ► GTI Club+
    ○ 332 MB

    GAMES

    ► Age of Booty (£7.99 / €9,99)

    ► PSP
    ○ Carol Vordeman's Sudoku (£6.29)
    ○ KAZooK (£6.29)
    ○ LocoRoco 2 (£23.99 / €29,99)
    ○ Super Stardust Portable (£6.29 / €7,99)

    ► PS One
    ○ Syndicate Wars (£3.99 / €4,99)

    ADD-ONS

    ► Far Cry 2
    ○ Fortunes Pack (£7.99 / €9.99)

    ► G1 JOCKEY 5 2008
    ○ Additional Horses 2 (Free)

    ► Guitar Hero World Tour
    ○ The Killers Track Pack (£4.79 / €5,99 or £1.59 / €1,99 each)
    ♪ Mr. Brightside
    ♪ Losing Touch
    ♪ Human

    ► LittleBigPlanet
    ○ Turkey Head Costume (Free)
    ○ Chimera Costume (£1.59 / €1,99)

    ► Rock Band
    ○ The Killers (£2.49 / €3,99 or £0.99 / €1,49 each)
    ♪ Mr. Brightside
    ♪ Smile Like You Mean It
    ♪ Spaceman

    ○ Yngwie Malmsteen (£2.49 / €3,99 or £0.99 / €1,49 each)
    ♪ Caprici Di Diablo
    ♪ Damnation Game
    ♪ Red Devil

    ○ Soundgarden (£0.99 / €1,49 each)
    ♪ Jesus Christ Pose
    ♪ Pretty Noose

    ○ Lamb of God (£0.99 / €1,49)
    ♪ Laid To Rest

    VIDEOS
    ► Resistance 2
    ○ Action Trailer
    ○ TV Advertisement

    ► Savage Moon
    ○ Trailer

    ► Tomb Raider Underworld
    ○ Beneath the Surface #5

    ► Shoot!
    ○ "Citizen Hero": A Short Film
    ○ "Citizen Hero": The Pitch
    ○ "Citizen Hero": Behind the Scenes
    ○ "Citizen Hero": An Interview with Christophe Perie

    THEMES

    ► High Velocity Bowling
    ○ Chastity and Foxy Theme (Free)

    JAPAN

    NOW UP!

    GAMES

    ► PS One (¥600 each)
    ○ Culdcept Expansion Plus
    ○ Weltorv Estleia
    ○ Tecmo's Deception: Invitation to Darkness
    ○ Bushido Blade
    ○ Saga Frontier

    ► PSP
    ○ Patapon 2 (¥3800)

    ADD-ONS

    ► Hot Shots Golf 5
    ○ Additional Course Jurassic Island Country Club (¥800)

    ► LittleBigPlanet
    ○ Thanksgiving Costume
    ○ Resistance Costume (¥200)

    VIDEOS

    ► Professional Baseball Spirits 5 Complete Edition
    ○ Promotional Video

    THEMES & WALLPAPERS

    ► Cross Edge (¥200 each)
    ○ Mikoto Aiba Theme
    ○ Aneasha Theme

    ► Fallout 3
    ○ BOS Theme
    ○ Pip-Boy 3000 Theme

    ► G1 Jockey 4 2008 Theme

    HONG KONG

    NOW UP!

    DEMOS

    ► Metal Gear Solid 4 (English Version)
    ○ 1392 MB

    ► Metal Gear Solid 4 (Japanese Version)
    ○ 1407 MB

    GAMES

    ► PS One (HK$ 33.00)
    ○ BELTLOGGER 9 (Japanese Version)

    ADD-ONS

    ► Cross Edge (Japanese Version)
    ○ Increased Point Pack (HK$ 38.00)
    ○ Also Equip This Pack (HK$ 11.00)
    ○ Gotta Use This To Understand It Pack (HK$ 11.00)
    ○ Hero Pack (HK$ 11.00)
    ○ Snazzy Skill Pack (HK$ 15.00)
    ○ Pretty Pack (HK$ 15.00)
    ○ Power Pack (HK$ 15.00)
    ○ Potpourri Pack (HK$ 19.00)
    ○ Pack of Unspeakable Fear (HK$ 19.00)
    ○ Pack of Many Legends (HK$ 19.00)
    ○ Something Like The Strongest Pack (HK$ 22.00)
    ○ Kept You Waiting Pack (HK$ 22.00)
    ○ Bell and Princess Pack (HK$ 22.00)

    ► Disgaea 3 (Japanese Version)
    ○ Add-on Character: Gig (HK$ 12.00)
    ○ Add-on Character: Revya (HK$ 14.00)
    ○ Add-on Character: Dragon (HK$ 7.00)
    ○ Add-on Character: Hero Prinny (Free)

    ► LittleBigPlanet
    ○ Thanksgiving Costume
    ○ Motorstorm Costume (HK$ 15.00)
    ○ Resistance Costume (HK$ 15.00)

    VIDEOS

    ► LaMB
    ○ Cerra News - LaMB Sightings

    ► Miriam Yeung (ft. Sackboy lulz)
    ○ Asia Game Show 2008 Theme Song

    THEMES & WALLPAPERS

    ► LaMB
    ○ Wallpaper
     
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    Picked up The Last Guy and SSF2THD Remix. Love them both.

    I must say, I tried the Dead Space demo and ugh, I didn't like it all that much.
     
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    Is SSF2THD Remix smooth online?
     
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    It should be. I hear it's using that third party / freeware developed system that was specifically designed to make beat 'm ups on emulation software like Mame run smoothly online.
     

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