PlayStation Store Update for May 15, 2008

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309w ago - Once again it's that time of week, per Grace Chen (Senior Manager, PLAYSTATION Store):

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

Add-on Game Content:
Hot Shots Golf New Characters
Slip on the golf shoes, step out on the course and tee it up on the PLAYSTATION 3 with Hot Shots Golf Out Of Bounds. Rip a 300 yard drive down the middle the fairway or go pin hunting on those tricky par 3s. No mulligans needed as Hot Shots Golf Out of Bounds is all about having fun and enjoying the most entertaining and over the top golfing experience imaginable. So come on, step up and give it your best shot.

Gloria - Expert Skill Level ($0.99)
Alex - Intermediate Skill Level ($0.99)
File sizes: 100 KB

Rocketmen: It Came From Uranus!
Saturn is in the clutches of the Legion of Terra and it's up to YOU to stop them! Continue the story with your original saved characters.
File sizes: 27 MB

Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

"Kool Thing"–Sonic Youth ($1.99)
"Train in Vain (Stand by Me)"–The Clash ($1.99)
"Hanging on the Telephone"–Blondie ($1.99)
File sizes: 20.5 MB -...
 

Overlord: Raising Hell Demo arrives today on PSN

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309w ago - An Overlord: Raising Hell playable demo will be launching later today for the PS3 along with Minion-infested wallpapers and themes.

In the demo, players don the Overlord's illustrious armour and embark on a session of serious destruction in the once tranquil area of the Mellow Hills. The full game is set for release on June 20th.

Press Release: Become the biggest bad-ass in town as the despotic OverlordTM Raising Hell demo comes to the PLAYSTATION®3 system today.

Summon Sample Minions from PLAYSTATION®Network today ahead of full game launch on June 20th (Europe/PAL)

Thursday, 15th May - Prepare to experience the brilliantly brutal Minion-on-sheep action of Overlord™ Raising Hell in the playable demo, launching today for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Taken from the forthcoming extended and extra evil edition of Triumph Studios' Twisted fantasy blockbuster, the demo is set to be available - along with Minion-infested wallpapers and themes - from PLAYSTATION®Network later today.

In the demo, players don the Overlord's illustrious armour and embark on a session of serious destruction in the once tranquil area of the Mellow Hills. As the delightfully despotic Overlord, players are supported by the Minions, a raucous horde of impish creatures....
 

Five Things PS Network Needs to Address to Stay Relevant

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309w ago - Last week I took a look at the Xbox 360's Live service and went over the five items I felt that Microsoft needed to look at in order to stay relevant in the online service realm. Obviously when you start talking about consoles, people are passionate and there were a number of large comments with some great points.

Now I am going to look at the PlayStation Network (PSN) and the five points they need to look at to stay competitive especially since they are new to this online space. I will start by saying something that will probably have people screaming that I am a fanboy. When looking at the PSN I had a tough time coming up with five points they need to change/look at... seriously.

Sony has been very diligent about listening to feedback and enhancing their online offering. They revamped their store, normalized pricing, offered free media and stepped up their content on a weekly basis. They are really trying to make this a very compelling and competitive online offering and still stick with a free pricing model.

Having said that, there are still a number of sticking points that Sony needs to address to pull ahead of their competitors in the online presence/launchpad offering they are providing. Since online GUIs are everywhere and you can get online and play from your cell phone, PDA, smartphone...
 

PSN Video hints that TV Channels are coming to the PS3?

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309w ago - A video available on the PS Store called "What You Need" clearly shows a listing of TV channels.

The channels shown that can be made out from the video include HBO, NBC, Discovery Channel, Cartoon Network, CBS, and MTV.

To quote: New PS3 commercial (What you need) this video came out on the Japanese PSN, I just remastered it in 1080p.

Check out the video below:




 

PlayStation Store Update for May 8, 2008

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310w ago - The 33rd PSN Store update hits today, per Grace Chen (Senior Manager, PLAYSTATION Store):

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

Downloadable Games:
Rocketmen: Axis of Evil ($9.99)
Join Nick Sion, Alec Mink and the rest of the Alliance of Free Planets in their white-knuckled, frenzied struggle to free the Solar System from the tyrannical grip of Lord Invictus and the Legion of Terra! With its distinctive cel-shaded art style, engaging storyline, RPG elements and non-stop action, this shooter promises to keep players coming back for more!
ESRB Rated
File size: 124 MB

Add-on Game Content:
PixelJunk Monsters Encore ($5.99)
PixelJunk Monsters Encore is an expansion pack to the popular and addictive tower defense game, PixelJunk Monsters. Encore includes 15 levels on a new map, "Toki Island", as well as the ability for players to track their score across both maps. Just as in the original game, Encore continues the simple real-time strategy concept of building, researching and base defending that made PixelJunk Monsters an instant classic.
File size: 67 MB

Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.rockband.com.
 







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