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PlayStation Store Update (US) for October 23, 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.

Downloadable Games
Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One ($14.99)
The first installment in the RPG-adventure game series based on the web comic Penny Arcade. Create your character in the classic comic style, and join Gabe and Tycho in the alternate 1920s universe of New Arcadia, where you'll combat savage enemies, solve mysteries, meet bizarre new characters, and discover their distinctive adult humor for a 100% authentic Penny Arcade experience!
ESRB Rated M
File size: 215 MB

Prince of Persia Classic ($9.99)
The original action adventure game comes to the PlayStation Network! Rescue the Princess from the clutches of the evil Jaffar in a redux of the original 1989 action-adventure that redefined the platform genre. All set for the HD-era, this enhanced and updated version features new character designs, animations, visuals, and lighting effects, all brought to you in glorious 1080p!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 117 MB

Add-on Game Content
BUZZ! Quiz TV Horror Pack ($5.99)
Scare away any challengers to your trivia crown with horror movie questions....
 

New DLC for High Velocity Bowling Arrives via PlayStation Network

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304w ago - Per Mike Skinner of Team RamRod via PS Blog today:

Hello everyone! Team RamRod is here again this week to introduce some new High Velocity Bowling (HVB) goodness. I know it's gonna be tough to compete with last week's release of the FREE HVB Online Play update in North America, but we have more great news for our fans here in the States.

To all our fans in Europe who are waiting for the online action and new content, please know that we are working as fast as we can to release it to you as well.

Anyone that has played HVB knows that it is filled with an eccentric mix of characters and bowling alleys. Joe and Jill might be your average family playing in a common setting, but it's not everyday you can mix it up on the lanes with a biker who wants to be a Viking.

Most of you know that HVB hasn't had any new faces in the neighborhood for quite a while, so without further delay, I am proud to introduce everyone to our newest bowlers, Foxy Powers and Chastity Falls!

Foxy Powers
Foxy Powers is a retro revolutionary, who hails from Oakland, California. She spends her time challenging one sucker after another in her cool, dark den. Foxy has a powerful shot with a good spin. Downloading Foxy also nets you her special ball, "The Revolution" and her new...
 

European PlayStation Store Update for October 23, 2008

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304w ago - This week, the PlayStation Network is home old classics like Prince of Persia Classic and Crash Bandicoot: Warped.

The update also features demos for one of the best basketball games to date, as well as a top-notch wrestling title. Add to that a massive Rock Band update and you're looking at one of the best European updates in recent memory.

Playable Content

- Prince of Persia Classic full game (£7.99/€9.99)
- Novastrike full game (£6.29/€7.99)
- Crash Bandicoot: Warped PS1 game (£3.99/€4.99)
- WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009 demo
- NBA 2K9 demo

Add-on Content

- SoulCalibur IV Yoda add-on character (£3.19/€3.99)
- Buzz! Quiz TV "Horror Movies" add-on pack (£3.99/€4.99)
- Dead Space "Obsidion Suit" add-on
- Dead Space "Scorpion Suit" add-on (£2.39/€2.99)
- Rock Band DLC (listed after the break)
- Civilization Revolution "Scenario Pack - The Victory Pack" (£0.79/€0.99)
- Civilization Revolution "Scenario Pack - Survival" (£0.79/€0.99)
- Civilization Revolution "Map Pack - Brave New World" (free)
- Civilization Revolution "Map Pack - The Surreal" (free)
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 "Spyglass Hill" pack (£6.29/€7.99)
- Mega Man 9 "Hero Mode" (£1.19/€1.49)
 

PlayStation Home Feature Being Promoted in New PSN Accounts

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304w ago - According to Shae5O9 from the official PS boards, Sony's PlayStation Home is being promoted as one of the PlayStation Network's features to gamers who are creating new PSN accounts.

Many are hoping that this means Sony will stick to their word and release the PlayStation Home Open BETA soon.

Jack Tretton, SCEA president, recently said that the PlayStation Home Open BETA will launch this November.

However, Kazuo Hirai, president and group chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment recently said we will see the "Open BETA by the end of this year" which is slightly contradictory.

Needless to say, only time will tell for sure.
 

Review: Fallout 3 Looks Like Rubbish on the PlayStation 3?!

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304w ago - Andy Kelly recently reviewed the PlayStation 3 version of Fallout 3 for PSM3. The review has been leaked onto the Web and there has been concern as Andy's review stated that the graphics in the PS3 version compare poorly to its XBox and PC counterparts.

To quote: Our exclusive Fallout 3 PS3 review (from PSM3#107) has leaked onto the Internet and, as expected, a single sentence has been dragged out, beaten and interrogated under a spotlight.

This one; "The PS3 version compares poorly to its Xbox and PC counterparts." Which, in the parlance of the Internet, obviously means; "THE PS3 VERSION SUCKS! XBOX WINS! ANOTHER CRAPPY PORT!" But that isn't the case. The PS3 version just looks SLIGHTLY WORSE than the other versions.

The PC version of Fallout 3 is gorgeous. The colours are vivid, the draw distance is endless, the textures are high-res and the lighting effects are beautifully subtle, especially when you're gazing over the Capital Wasteland at sunset. It's the best-looking of the three.

The Xbox 360 version's textures are noticeably rougher than on PC, and objects in the distance aren't quite as clear. It does, however, boast an impressively solid frame rate. The game is, otherwise, identical.

NOW, the PS3 version looks the same as on Xbox, but things in the...
 
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