European PlayStation Game Store Update for August 4, 2010

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193w ago - Today Ross McGrath of the SCEE PlayStation Store Team has posted up this weeks European PSN update, which comes in to land with a cargo hold full of goodies.

To quote: We'll start with the portable content because along with a PSP version of the recently released Groovin' Blocks, we've got a much requested title - Powered by Namco... it's Ridge Racer! A true classic and still one of the best driving experiences on PSP.

Remember last time you saw me I teased you about one of my favourite PSOne Classics coming to the store? Well brush off your fighting gloves and prepare to beat the heck out of a grown man wearing spandex trousers and a jaguar mask because it's here, it's Tekken 2 and, while it's not quite as fast-paced as more modern fighters, it's still brilliant.

For your TV's best friend we've got a good selection as well - Gundemonium Collection brings the 'bullet hell' genre screaming onto the PSN with three games in one: Gundemonium Recollection; GundeadliGne and Hitogata Happa.

If you feel like punishing your trigger fingers and generally view blinking as a waste of time, these are the games for you. Not convinced you need all three games? Well okay, we'll let you buy them separately too but don't say we never do anything for you.
 

Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSP Updates for August 3, 2010

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193w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN update today, as follows:

Hi Everyone - It's time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.

PlayStation Plus

Highlights for 8/10:

• Red Faction Guerilla - Game Trial
• Qore August Episode
• PixelJunk Racers Second Lap - Limited time discount - Early release for PS Plus members only

Last Chance, Get Them While You Can - Coming down next Tuesday (8/10):

Games
Field Runners - Mini - FREE
Super Stardust (PlayStation Plus price $5.00, original price $9.99)
Gravity Crash (PlayStation Plus price $5.00, original price $9.99)

Discounted DLC
Super Stardust HD Team add-on Pack (PlayStation Plus price $2.50, original price $4.99)
Super Stardust HD Solo add-on Pack (PlayStation Plus price $2.50, original price $4.99)
Resistance 2 Aftermath Multiplayer Map Pack (PlayStation Plus price $2.00, original price $3.99)

Themes (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
King Zumo
MAG S.V.E.R Dynamic Theme
MAG Raven Dynamic Theme
MAG Valor Dynamic Theme

Video
Qore - July Episode

Updates

PlayStation...
 

PlayStation Network Video Content Update for July 30, 2010

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194w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is back with this weekends PSN video content update today, as follows:

Hi everyone - Time for this week's video store updates.

On the US store this week:

• Fist-pump to the return of Jersey Shore where the party is relocated to Miami Beach.
• Also, check out new action-packed flicks Repo Men, Clash of the Titans, Batman: Under the Red Hood, and more!
• You'll also save up to 50% this week in our Deal of the Week sale, featuring animated TV series like Skyland and Fanboy & Chum Chum.
• Finally, access amazing coverage from Comic-Con 2010 including sneak peeks of upcoming blockbuster films, interviews with your favorite comic book heroes and celebrities, and the best costumes from the convention, now on PlayStation Store in the Comic-Con 2010 collection and online at http://us.playstation.com/comic-con-2010.

On the Canada store this week:

• Be sure to check out new additions of your favorite movie titles such as Repo Men, Operation: Endgame, From Paris With Love, Couples Retreat, and Creation.
• You can also enjoy dangerously addictive new episodes of UFC Fights, Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes, and The Super Hero Squad Show.
• Both US and Canadian users can...
 

European PlayStation Store PSN Update for July 28, 2010

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194w ago - SCEE's PlayStation Store Manager Mike Kebby has posted up this weeks European PSN update today, as follows:

An old friend returns (for the first time on PlayStation since 1995); Earthworm Jim HD is a remake of the old classic - which I may add was hard as nails, I never actually completed it - and features all the old favourite characters and levels, but now comes with added HD shininess, additional levels and a multiplayer mode.

I for one am I very excited, and will be doing my best to actually complete it this time!

We have two additions to the PSone roster on the store; Pong and Rayman 2: The Great Escape. I know it's been quite a wait to get Rayman 2 onto the store, and we're very pleased to say that it's now available, so grab your copy and help Rayman defend his world against the pirate invasion!

As for Pong, you know what to expect and it needs no further explanation really, other than this version (originally released in 1999) comes with 3D graphics and power-ups.

That's not all for PS3 though, we have the Madden NFL 11 demo for instance as well as much more; I refer you to the full list below for the full details.

As for your PSP needs this week there are two Harry Potter games available, a demo for Worms: Battle Islands, and...
 

Sony Adds Incremental Update Version PS3 Patch PUP Updates

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194w ago - Along with the PS3 Firmware 3.41 update, today Sony implemented Incremental Update Version PS3 patch PUP updates, with the less bulky PlayStation 3 update files named appropriately as "PS3PATCH.PUP."

As detailed by randalf HERE, CJPC HERE, and Examiner.com (linked below), the new Incremental Update Version files are approximately 40MB in size in comparison to standard 160MB+ PS3 Firmware update files and only update required dev_flash files, along with the core OS, revoke lists and syscon updates.

The benefit is simple: Both Sony's servers and customers save bandwidth and time downloading required PS3...