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PlayStation Store Update for February 14, 2008

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350w ago - Per Grace Chen (Senior Manager, PLAYSTATION Store):

Hey, everyone. It's time again for the PLAYSTATION Store weekly update.

Add-on Game Content:
Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. (Arguably) Punk Pack 2 includes all three songs. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

"Truth Hits Everybody" - The Police ($1.99) "Teenage Lobotomy" - The Ramones ($1.99) "Complete Control" - The Clash ($1.99) (Arguably) Punk Pack 2 ($5.49) File sizes: 10.9 MB - 24.3 MB (singles), 55.9 MB (Track Pack).

Demos:
MLB 08 The Show Demo
There is a reason why ESPN Magazine claims MLB 08 The Show is "the most realistic baseball game ever created" - because it is. But don't take our word for it - get your own hands-on experience with the MLB 08 The Show. Nothing Gets You Closer.
File size: 1.01 GB
ESRB Rated E

Game Videos:
MLB 08 Road To The Show Tutorial
There's a reason many gaming editors are saying "(The Show) is the best baseball franchise ever created". But take a look for yourself with a first look as the team heads into spring training for the 2008 season. MLB 08 The Show: Nothing Gets You Closer.
File size: 56 MB (HD)

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Legend of Spyro: Darkest Hour to hit this year?

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350w ago - Who is your favorite dragon that knows how to burn those sheep into nothing but crispy delight? Spyro without a doubt is the only one capable of being the answer to that very question.

EB Games and GameStop have officially started taking pre-orders for the lovable dragon for its upcoming title, Legend of Spyro: Darkest Hour. They currently have the listed price at $49.99 which happens to be $10 cheaper than usual retail launches. The game is expected to release in October, so you may be able to catch a glimpse of this title at the upcoming Game Developer Conference next week.

The title is supposedly going to be a multi-platform release for the PlayStation 2 and 3 as well as the Nintendo Wii and DS. This apparently leaves the 360 owners out of the fire breathing fun once again.

We'll keep you up to date as more comes out regarding this title in the future.
 

Resistance 2 PS3 Preview

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350w ago - As a launch title, Resistance: Fall of Man did much to dissuade potential PS3 owners from holding off on taking the initial plunge with a huge financial investment for the system. The title showcased a substantial portion of the PS3's technical might as well as the skill of developers Insomniac Games and landed its way as the top-selling game within days of the system's release.

Mixing a touch of sci-fi horror into an intense, stunning first-person shooter on the next-gen console was a winning mixture for Insomniac, whose track record is well proven with the hilarious and engaging Ratchet and Clank series. With two great PS3 titles under their belt, they're out to up the ante with what looks to be one hell of a sequel in Resistance 2.

While FOM centered on the invasion of Britain by the alien Chimera forces, Resistance 2 takes the battle to American shores. The game's story will pick up precisely where players left off at the conclusion of the first installment; protagonist Nathan Hale is captured by unknown troops and whisked away to Iceland.

Their chopper is shot down, and Hale eventually makes it back to the U.S. where he joins a group of fighters who are resistant to the Chimera virus. From there, the conflict will unfold across the 1950's era American landscape - in an alternate reality...
 

PS3 backwards compatibility to return?

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350w ago - PlayStation 3 owners who don't have PS2 backwards compatibility may yet be able to enjoy the feature after a Sony executive hinted at its return.

At launch, all PlayStation 3 consoles boasted PS2 backwards compatibility - with the US and Japanese machines offering a hardware solution while the UK console featured software emulation.

However, Sony removed the feature in later editions of the console, including the 40Gb model currently on sale in the UK.

PlayStation network director Eric Lempell told EGM that the function could return for those PS3 consoles currently lacking it. "There are possibilities through technology and software emulation to make that possible," he said, but added that Sony has no "specific plans at this point".
 

Race Driver: GRID UK Preview

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350w ago - With the current generation of consoles now really hitting their stride, last year saw a steady influx of triple-A racing titles for petrol-heads to gorge themselves on - from Forza Motorsport's refined take on an established formula, through to the zenith of the Project Gotham series with its fourth installment, and on to the triumphant return of SEGA Rally, there was no shortage of choice for those yearning for automotive thrills.

This year, with the imminent release of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue and the full fat release in the later months, the din of engines has receded to a muted hum. Step forward Codemasters' Race Driver: GRID, which is looking to break the silence and once more get gamers singing the rasped tune of caterwauling engines.

Codemasters has steadily earned itself a respectable reputation in the racing genre - it established itself at the front of the automotive pack with the Colin McRae and TOCA series on the last generation of consoles, and with this generation it looks to be taking stock and pushing its franchises to new directions.

Last year's DiRT managed to be one of the most visually impressive titles on the new generation of hardware and pushed the series towards more instantaneous thrills. That trend looks set to continue with Race Driver: GRID, the first current...
 
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