As always, it's important to note that these PS3 Debug / TEST updates will currently NOT install on a retail PS3, and so it is intended for examination and comparison purposes only unless you own a Dev unit.
For those curious, running this updater on a retail PS3 will not damage it, however, it will give the following error before the installation completes: The data type is not supported. (8002F029)
127w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Team member Ross McGrath is here with this weeks European PSN Game Store updates today, as follows:
PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)
Two highly anticipated titles drop this week, the much delayed Spelunker HD and the slightly less delayed SEGA Rally Online Arcade, both great titles with very different focuses!
I recommend you give them a try. And another mini graduates to become a full PSN title this week - Alien Zombie Megadeath is now available for just over a fiver. If you like platforms, alien zombies and shooting, there is no better choice.
The Uncharted Multiplayer Beta also makes its way to the main Store for a second week of car-jumping, cargo-plane, pirate-shooting mayhem.
We've a new batch of discounts, courtesy of EA - 30% off a great selection of EA PSN titles (and a piece of high calibre golfing DLC!)
EA Summer Specials - (6th July - 20th July)
Shank (was £7.99/€9.99 - now £5.49/€6.99)
Dead Space: Ignition (was £3.99/€4.99 - now £2.99/€3.59)
DeathSpank (was £9.99/€12.99 - now £7.19/€8.99)
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue (was £9.99/€12.99 - now £7.19/€8.99)
The Fancy Pants Adventures (was £7.99/€9.99 - now...
127w ago - Update: Naughty Dog has quickly released an Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta 1.03 patch which now fixes an issue that prevented some SCEE (European) region players from finding a match.
Shortly following also came Patch 1.04 which also fixed an issue with the Facebook friends list where it would display duplicate and/or incorrect PSN IDs for some players and where some players would gain cash/XP during the playback of some Cinema files.
Today Naughty Dog announced that the Uncharted 3 PS3 Beta update 1.02 is now live, and they have detailed the official patch notes as follows:
Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta 1.02 patch was made available at 10:30 PM PDT for the North America PlayStation Store and will roll out across all the regions participating in the Beta over the next few hours.
The full patch notes to update 1.02 are listed below.
In addition, we have updated the available gametypes to bring back Plunder! As a result, Free for All has been removed from this week's available gametypes.
• Last place team in Three Team Deathmatch now gets placed into Observer...
127w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:
Happy day after 4th of July! Calling all Ape Escape and PlayStation Move fans be sure to check out the latest addition to the franchise - PlayStation Move Escape.
Other games releasing today include (2) Japanese PS one Imports - Rapid Angel and Yakiniku Bugyou. Also, the Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Multiplayer Beta is now available for all. Add-ons to note include Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime Challengers Pack, Dirt 3: Horn Pack & the LittleBigPlanet 2 inFAMOUS 2 minipack.
On the PlayStation Plus side, the free games include the PS3 game Bomberman ULTRA, (2) minis: Alien Zombie Death and Me Monstar: Hear Me Roar! & the PS one title MediEvil. In addition, Qore Episode 38: July 2011 is free. Download today!
Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:
New Release Games & DLC
• Bomberman ULTRA (Free with Plus, a $9.99 value)
• Me Monstar: Hear Me Roar (Free and Exclusive Plus)
• Medievil PS one title (Free with Plus, a $5.99 value)
• Alien Zombie Death mini (Free with Plus, $3.99 value)
• MotorStorm Apocalypse Outlaw Vehicle Pack (PlayStation Plus price $1.99; a 20%...