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Worldwide PS3 Releases for the Week of October 5th, 2008

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303w ago - Did anyone else think that the Fracture demo wasn't as abysmal as you were expecting? Sure, it was the epitome of mediocre third-person action with a gimmick attached, but at times it was almost fun.

Well the full game is out this week in both the US and Europe and, unless you're a European lego fan with vigilante tendencies, that's pretty much it. Oh, except for basketball. Lots of basketball. Here's the full release list:

US Games
Fracture
NBA 2K9
NBA Live 2009
NBA 09: The Inside

EU Games
Lego Batman
Fracture
NBA 2K9
NBA Live 09

Asian Games
NBA 09: The Inside
NBA Live 09
Guitar Hero III
Guitar Hero Aerosmith

Release dates are constantly subject to change, so be sure to check with your local retailer before making any sudden moves. Your PS3 will play games from any region, so go ahead and import anything you see above.

Do be aware that DLC is locked to specific regions, though, so European games will require DLC from the Euro PSN Store. You may also be interested to know that NBA 09: The Inside is the only NBA game to support trophies.
 

BioShock on PSN, Full Version Scheduled for October 21, 2008

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303w ago - No longer will PS3 gamers have to wait for Bioshock, the game that sent Xbox 360 sales into orbit last year. The Bioshock demo for PlayStation 3 is now available for download on the PlayStation Network, as expected earlier this week.

The full version of the game is scheduled for release in retail stores and online October 21, that's only 17 days away!

Bioshock for PS3 has supposedly been improved from the Xbox 360 version, although according to 2k senior producer Melissa Miller not on the graphics level. Some additions include a new "Survivor" mode where enemies are more difficult to defeat, PS3 Trophy support, and new plasmid powers.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with BioShock, it was designed by Ken Levine of 2K Games and released for XBox 360 and PC in August '07.

The game is set in 1960 and follows plane crash survivor Jack who explores the underwater world of Rapture. There he must face attacks by mutants and mechanical drones.

Have you tried it yet? If so, share your comments below!
 

PlayStation Network Video Content Update for October 3, 2008

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303w ago - Per Grace Chen (Senior Manager, PLAYSTATION Store) today:

Hi again! The weekend's here - time for your weekly update of new movie & TV shows on the PLAYSTATION Network.

We've also got a featurette from THE HAPPENING which will be a new release available for download on PlayStation Network starting 10/7. The video is titled 'Natural Fear: Inside M. Night Shyamalan's THE HAPPENING'. Check it out!





This week we've added new video content from the following television series:

• Damages,Season 1
• Suzuka, Season 1
• The Closer, Season 4
• The Venture Bros., Season 3

We've also added the following feature films:

• 48 Hrs.
• Abandon
• American Beauty
• An Everlasting Piece
• Annapolis
• Babel
• Barbarella
• Beavis and Butt-head Do America
• Big Shots
• Black Knight
• Black Rain
• Boomerang
• Branded
• Cabaret
• Changing Lanes
• Chinatown
• Clear and Present Danger
• Clockstoppers
• Constantine
• Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles
• D.A.R.Y.L.
 

Star Ocean: First Departure release October 24, Exclusively PSP

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303w ago - Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that STAR OCEAN: First Departure™ will be released across all PAL territories on 24th October 2008, exclusively on the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system.

Press Release: Following the exploits of humankind's journey across the stars, the STAR OCEAN saga begins with the completely remastered STAR OCEAN: First Departure. Featuring a revised game engine, an improved battle system and fully-voiced, all-new animated scenes displayed in 16:9 widescreen. With a newly added layer of character interaction, players can enjoy their journey into the rich STAR OCEAN universe like never before.

John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, "STAR OCEAN has already proved to be a popular series in Japan, we now hope that players around the world can discover why by experiencing the origin of the series. With STAR OCEAN: The Last Hope™ arriving in 2009, there's never been a better time to enjoy the STAR OCEAN adventure."
About STAR OCEAN: First Departure

Story:
Spacedate 346- As a galactic war rages on, the crew of the starship Calnus beam down to the little-known planet of Roak, only to find that the population...
 

PlayStation Store (US) Update for October 2nd, 2008

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304w ago - Per Grace Chen (Senior Manager, PLAYSTATION Store) today:

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

Note: Qore Episode 05 debuts next week on Thursday, 10/9 celebrating Halloween with a scary game roundup featuring Fallout 3, Resident Evil 5, and Dead Space. Plus monster snowboard and skate master, Shaun White takes us on a tour of his new game. Episode 05 also features exclusive access to SEGA's Valkyria Chronicles demo and some other creepy surprises.

Add-on Game Content

NBA Live 09 Oklahoma City Pack (free)
This pack contains the up-to-date uniforms, logos, arena art and cheerleaders for the recently announced Oklahoma City Thunder NBA franchise.
File size: 42 MB

NBA Live 365 ($19.99)
Get NBA LIVE 365 for daily updates to Dynamic DNA all season long. Dynamic DNA brings unprecedented realism to NBA LIVE 09 with real world results driving Player DNA that drives how a player scores, Team DNA rating how players play together and Player Tendencies from each spot on the floor. Replay any NBA game all season with actual streaks, tendencies and DNA from that day in NBA LIVE Rewind. Basketball made fresh daily all season long!
File size: 778 MB

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 Firestone Country Club...
 
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