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PlayStation Store Update for May 29, 2008

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329w ago - Per Grace Chen, Senior Manager, PLAYSTATION Store:

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

Add-on Game Content:
Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

"You're All I've Got Tonight" - The Cars ($1.99)
"My Best Friend's Girl" - The Cars ($1.99)
"Moving in Stereo" - The Cars ($1.99)
"Just What I Needed" - The Cars ($1.99)
"I'm in Touch with Your World" - The Cars ($1.99)
"Good Times Roll" - The Cars ($1.99)
"Don't Cha Stop" - The Cars ($1.99)
"Bye Bye Love" - The Cars ($1.99)
"All Mixed up" - The Cars ($1.99)
"The Cars" Album ($14.99) - This album includes "All Mixed Up," "Bye Bye Love," "Don't Cha Stop," "Good Times Roll," "I'm in Touch with Your World," "Just What I Needed," "Moving in Stereo," "My Best Friend's Girl," and "You're All I've Got Tonight" by The Cars.
File sizes: 26.6 MB - 41.9 MB (singles), 288 MB (album)

Rock Band price promotion: "Gimme Three Steps" - Lynyrd Skynyrd and "Dirty Little Secret" - All-American Rejects are reduced to $0.99 until June 5th.
 

Official PlayStation site hints at Game Invites

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330w ago - According to the Official PlayStation site (linked above), the PSN features game invites.

It states as follows: "Send game invites to your PLAYSTATION Network Friends".

Hopefully we will hear more info on this soon indeed!
 

PlayStation 3... for the win?

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330w ago - Sony's PlayStation 3 is currently in 3rd place in the mighty console wars. Now we know sales do not always reflect quality, but with such a slow start and a multitude of other reasons, the PS3 was the undesired machine for your average gamer.

With missing features and less-than-satisfactory games, the future wasn't looking very bright. The PlayStation 2 reigned supreme last generation, and it was clear Sony was expecting double the sales with only half the effort.

But come 2008 the PlayStation 3 is now leading its hardcore competitor; Microsoft's Xbox 360, and slowing gaining on Nintendo's always out of stock Wii. Proven franchises and new IP's are on the way, and those missing featuring are slowly but surely being implemented. Things are quickly turning around for Sony's console and by the looks of it they're only going to get better.

But can the PS3 close the gap on Microsoft's supreme gaming machine, and catch up to Nintendo in the sales department? Is it really the future proof console? Read on to find your answer.

The most probable reason for Sony's late start to the 7th generation of console wars was the addition of the Blu-ray format, a disc that can hold 7 times the amount of your standard DVD. Again, early this didn't seem to be a smart idea. The exclusive games...
 

PlayStation Home Preview

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330w ago - While it may have been delayed almost to the point of silliness, anticipation is still quite high for PlayStation Home, Sony's trump card in the online gaming stakes.

Offering much more of a community approach than it's counter-parts, Home is full of different levels of customization which will allow you to live with your friends in a virtual world of sorts, where you'll be able to hang out and easily launch into the game of your choice with the mere touch of a button, among other things.

At our recent trip to PlayStation Day, we got a chance to play the game for a bit, and we have to say that the amount of detail is impressive. What we found during our short time with Home is that on one level, it's very simple as to not scare off the casual folk, but has many elements that will take some exploration to really get a grasp on.

Wandering around and chatting is certainly easy enough to do, but the experience is really a 'you get out of it what you put in' type of scenario, where people who really spend a lot of time with the product will find many intricacies that others may not notice.

Is an emphasis on community going to change the way we play online?

We sat down for a brief chat with Creative Director Ron Festejo, and Lead Artist John Venables about how everything...
 

Where are all the PlayStation 3 RPGs?

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331w ago - The PlayStation 2, being known as a Japanese console, was famous for the amount of Japanese and Western RPGs in it's library. With games like Kingdom Hearts I, Kingdom Hearts II, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, Persona 3, Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, Wild Arms 3, Final Fantasy X, and Suikoden III, and more in it's library, it was the premier console for RPG fans.

Today, the PLAYSTATION 3 features a little amount of RPGs. Some would not even be considered an RPG, even though it is listed in that genre. Lets go down a list of currently released RPGs for the PLAYSTATION 3, or games listed as an RPG.

- Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- Enchanted Arms
- Folklore (Exclusive)
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance
- Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom (Exclusive)

Those are about it. Over a year and a half, the PLAYSTATION 3 has been in our homes and we've only been catered to about one or two good RPGs. Although, we have a great line-up of RPGs coming "sometime" in the future. Lets take a look at that list.

- Alpha Protocol (Q1 2009)
- Amphibian Man (Exclusive) (TBA)
- Borderlands (2009)
- Cross Edge (Exclusive) (2009)
- Disgaea 3 (Exclusive) (2008)
- Elveon (2009)
- Eternal Sonata (Stolen Exclusive) (2008)
- Fallout 3 (October 2008)
-...
 
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