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PlayStation Store (US) Update for August 14, 2008

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310w ago - Per Grace Chen (Senior Manager, PLAYSTATION Store) today:

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

Downloadable Games

Bionic Commando: Rearmed ($9.99)
Featuring intense shooting and iconic grappling action, this amazing update gets a HD makeover and more! Discover a remixed musical score, enhanced gameplay, new weapons, online rankings and new unlockable content for the upcoming sequel. Team up in the new 2-player co-op mode and take your own path while still in view on the split screen! Download the game today!
ESRB Rated M
File size: 373 MB
PS1 Classics for PS3/PSP

Street Fighter Alpha ($5.99)
FIGHT! The classic Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams returns! With an improved Super Combo system based on Super Street Fighter II Turbo, the addition of the "Alpha Counter," "Air Blocking," and "Chain Combos," Street Fighter Alpha set a new standard in arcade-style fighting gameplay. Download this PSone Classic today!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 80 MB

Add-on Game Content

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

* "Constant Motion" - Dream Theater ($0.99)
 

Sony about to Revolutionize Online: PlayStation Home!

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310w ago - Sony's Home is one of the most highly anticipated titles on the PlayStation 3, and it has the potential to revolutionise the way users interact online. However, there's no doubt it's taken a long time to come to fruition.

At the Sony E3 2008 press conference, the company reiterated Home's importance to the platform and promised that it would release an open beta in the third quarter of 2008.

Home is designed to bring together Sony's three key interests: gaming, music, and movies. The home square is the embodiment of this intention and houses a gaming arcade, a movie theatre, a music zone, as well as shops and meeting areas.

The games arcade allows you to play simple games against other people from right inside Home. These include such games as chess, pool, and bowling – all of which could be described as simple but addictive mini-games. From our preliminary look at the pool game, the physics feel good, but they won't compete with a proper stand-alone pool sim.

In the music zone, you'll be able to listen to communal music and make your character dance along to the music. A menu system allows you to choose from different dancing styles, and we were shown a particularly funny robot dance. Sony hasn't confirmed whether you'll be able to buy music here, but we expect it's a feature...
 

European PlayStation Store gets A-Z Search functionality too

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310w ago - MrTrill, a Community Team Moderator over at the EU PlayStation forums (linked above) has revealed that the European PlayStation Store we will be implementing a Search By A-Z category within the Store.

To quote: "In support of our continued improvements to the PlayStation Store we will be implementing a Search By A-Z category within the Store.

Featuring within our store update this Thursday the 14th August, the All Games section will now include sections sorting our game content into A-Z listings by letter.

Therefore, if you're looking for a specific game, demo or game add-on content by name, you can use this handy new feature to speed up your search."
 

Rumor: New PlayStation Home BETA Applications Being Accepted?

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311w ago - Rumor has it that Sony has been sending out PlayStation Home acceptence e-mails to a variety of gamers very recently, and below is a capture of one such example...

The picture comes courtesy of HaitianFresh via N4G (linked above) for the e-mail, however, many are already disputing the fact that the date says Monday, August 12 while today is Tuesday, August 12.

Also in question is whether Sony refer to PlayStation Home as "PlayStation@Home" as detailed in the letter.

If it was legitimate it would be nice news, however, for now this is being labeled as a rumor... and only time will tell.
 

PlayStation Store Video Content Update

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311w ago - Per Grace Chen: Hi again! The weekend's here - time for your weekly update of new movie & TV shows on the PLAYSTATION Store.

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

- Combat Zone
- Cops
- Deadliest Catch
- Intervention
- Nip/Tuck
- Xam'd: Lost Memories

We know you enjoy seeing what everyone else is watching, here are our top 20 movie and TV downloads for the week - Drillbit Taylor moves into the top spot:

Have a great weekend!
 
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