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Playstaton Store Update for July 31, 2012
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PlayStation Store Update
+ Posted by Grace Chen // Director, PlayStation Store
Note: Due to an unforeseen complication, the Grand Theft Auto III PS2 Classic is not publishing with today’s Store post. We will update you when a new release date has been identified. We apologize for the inconvenience.

PS3 Full Games
RIDGE RACER Unbounded ($44.99)
RIDGE RACER Unbounded gears up to carve its own destructive path on a spectacular collision course! RIDGE RACER is on its way back into the eager hands of gamers and RIDGE RACER Unbounded is coming to add an unexpected dimension to the series and deliver an original blast of ferocious racing adrenaline. Easily create thousands of tracks and share them online.
ESRB: E
File Size: 1.46 GB

PSN Games
The Expendables 2 Videogame ($14.99) (Demo Also Available)
The Expendables videogame is a way for fans to experience all of their favorite explosive moments, as their favorite stars, in 4-Player Co-op action.
ESRB: M
File Size: 1.15 GB

PS2 Classics
War of the Monsters ($9.99)
Topple buildings and terrorize civilians as a giant creature wreaking havoc. Defeat rival monsters to be the strongest in the world.
ESRB: T
File Size: 1.2 GB

PSP Games
Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time ($29.99)
Unravel the mystery in this legendary RPG from ATLUS!
Join the enigmatic Crevanille on his journey through Noyeval as he tries to discover why mankind is being targeted for destruction. What power do the mysterious Angels possess? Who holds the key to preventing another tragedy? And how will your choices affect the outcome of world-shaking events? Discover the answers to these questions and more as you experience the legend of Growlanser!
ESRB: T
File Size: 919 MB

Apps
Crunchyroll (FREE)
Watch the latest Japanese Anime & Asian Drama! Now you can watch new episodes 1 hour after airing in Japan on your PlayStation 3. Watch the latest anime shows like Naruto Shippuden, Bleach, Shugo Chara!, Blue Exorcist, Gintama, The World God Only Knows, Bodacious Space Pirates, Nisemonogatari, Eyeshield 21, Skip Beat!, Beelzebub, Gosick, and more.

PlayStation Store Highlights
This week, make sure to check out the first game to release in this year’s PSN PLAY promotion! The Expendables 2 is a co-op arcade-style shoot ‘em up, and takes place just before the events of the upcoming movie of the same name, so make sure to play it before you catch it in theaters. Up to four players can join up to take part in an action-packed rescue mission spanning a number of exotic locales. It’s 20% off for PlayStation Plus members as well.

PSN PLAY is also offering up Sound Shapes this week for pre-order. It’s also 20% of for PlayStation Plus members, and pre-ordering nets you an exclusive static theme for your PS3.

We’re also seeing the release of a great PS2 Classic in the cult favorite War of the Monsters. If you missed this one the first time around, be sure to check it out.

Anime fans across the nation will be excited to see the new Video Services app Crucnhyroll debut as well! In addition, you’ll also get access to the best in Japanese drama, with new content coming online all the time.

Make sure to check out great Add-Ons for new release Risen 2: Dark Waters, and also adorable new Disney princess costumes for Little Big Planet 2! The rest of this week’s update is below; check it out and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

PlayStation Plus



Free Content
Warriors Orochi 3 – Orochi X Avatar
Mad Riders Game The Daredevil Map Pack
Discounts
Sound Shapes Pre-Order (20% Off) – Plus price: $11.99
The Expendables 2: The Videogame Game (20% Off) – Plus price: $11.99
Mad Riders (10% Off) – Plus Price: $8.99
Last Chance (Leaving Plus This Week) PSN Play – Week #1 – The Expendables 2: The Videogame Pre Order

Preorders
Sound Shapes Preorder Offer (Static Theme Gift With Purchase) ($14.99)
Releases 8/7 as part of PSN PLAY. Play, Compose and Share in a unique take on the classic sidescrolling platformer where your actions make the music. Equal parts instrument and game, Sound Shapes gives everyone the ability to make music. Play through a unique campaign that fuses music and artwork into a classic 2D platformer featuring artwork by Pixeljam, Capy, Superbrothers and more, with music by I Am Robot and Proud, Jim Guthrie and Deadmau5. Additionally, Sound Shapes comes to the PLAY program as a cross-platform title, allowing players to play at home on their PS3, or take it on the go with PlayStation Vita. Create and upload your levels on either platform for others to download and remix on their own.
ESRB: E

Game Demos (Free)
Expendables 2 Demo (PS3)
The Expendables 2 Videogame demo is a taste of all your favorite explosive moments, as your favorite stars, in four-player co-op action.
ESRB: M
File Size: 1.15 GB

Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron (PS3)
Experience two single player levels and two multiplayer modes in the TRANSFORMERS: Fall of Cybertron demo!
ESRB: T
File Size: 2.1 GB

PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2013 (PS3)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 brings the perfect balance of the beautiful game home.
ESRB: RP
File Size: 997 MB

Sales
Cuboid (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

PS3 Add-ons
Record of Agarest War 2
Right to the Blacksmith Pack 8 ($0.00) – Here is some good news for those too spineless or too lethargic to Convert! Take the following items and get your bad self to Gordon’s place! Cuprum x 3, Argentum x 3, Stannum x 3, Breunnerite x 3, Galena x 3, Aurum x 3, Iron Roze x 3, Hideralzentum x 3, Shining Fang x 2.
Bonus Point Pack 5 ($4.49) – Thank you for your insatiable appetite for our goods and services. We have put together a package of useful points and cold cash. Included within: 100,000,000G, 1,500PP.
Bonus Point Pack 6 ($3.99) – Thank you for your insatiable appetite for our goods and services. We have put together a package of useful points. Included within: 400,000TP, 1,500PP.
Frensberge Specialty Pack 4 ($1.49) – A collection of items made in the image of Frensberge’s most colorful citizens! If you want to be accepted as a TRUE Frensberger, you’ll need all of this stuff! What’s this? A note from Chloe: I’m making stew tonight. If you come home late, expect the -Queen of Iron Fist Matrimony- Banana Sword x 1, Chickapede Alert x 1, Red Thrusting Hell x 1, Le Crusher x 1, Chloe’s Incense x 1, Merchant’s Charm x 1.
2nd Extra Character ($2.49) – Hark! Allies that will share in your joys and sorrows have come in droves! Now, it is time to overcome adversity together!
Additional Massage Costumes ($2.99) – Here is some truly titillating attire for a lovely lady to wear while receiving a sensuous massage! Get someone to put this on…NOW!
Shaldie Mail Order 2 Pack ($2.99) – One of my experiments went sideways on me and I ended up conjuring up a pile of useless cra– I mean a treasure trove of wonderful items. I owe you a favor or two, so I’ll let you have it all…at a very reasonable price. It’s not like I’m ever going to use it, anyway. Alfa Beld Spear x 1, Rod of Omniscience x 1, Rebellion x 1, Core Elemental x 1, Avian Lapband x 1, Chickapede Charm x 1.

Street Fighter X Tekken
Swap Costumes Note – The following Swap Costumes DLC add-ons are exclusive content for STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN. These add-on contents can only be used if the additional character pack has been purchased.
Sakura (Swap Costume)($0.99) – In order to attend a cultural festival at Asuka’s school, Sakura borrows one of their uniforms.
Blanka (Swap Costume)($0.99) – After a fight with Hwoarang, the two become friends. Rumor has it that Blanka decided to get some matching clothes as a token of appreciation.
Guy (Swap Costume)($0.99) – Rumor has it that Guy disguised himself as Kazuya in order to infiltrate the G Corporation.
Cody (Swap Costume)($0.99) – Rumor has it that Cody beat Paul in a money match, but after Paul came up short on funds he was forced to pay with the shirt off his back.
Elena (Swap Costume)($0.99) – Rumor has it that Elena met Julia during the latter’s reforestation activities. The two became good friends, and Julia gave Elena these clothes as a present.
Dudley (Swap Costume)($0.99) – Rumor has it that this was a present from a certain dancing Tiger. Dudley was reluctant, but it would be rude not to accept such a thoughtful gift.
Lars (Swap Costume)($0.99) – Rumor has it that after defeating a ninja named Geki who had come to take his life, Lars decided to don his outfit and try to infiltrate his organization.
Alisa (Swap Costume)($0.99) – Rumor has it that after hearing that Juri is working together with M.Bison, Alisa disguised herself as Juri in the hopes of getting to the bottom of Shadaloo’s recent activities.
JACK-X (Swap Costume)($0.99) – Rumor has it that to gain more information about the sumo style of fighting, JACK-X decides to enter the sumo world. He tries to dress for the part, but somehow this makes him even more conspicuous!
Bryan (Swap Costume)($0.99) – Rumor has it that with his powers and abilities being recognized by Urien, the second in command of a mysterious organization, Bryan is brought into their ranks.
Christie (Swap Costume)($0.99) – Brainwashed by M.Bison, the leader of Shadaloo, Christie becomes a member of Bison’s special bodyguard unit, The Dolls…
Lei (Swap Costume)($0.99) – Upon hearing about the activities of a suspicious individual, apparently Lei disguised himself as that man in order to sneak into his Hong Kong dojo. …The pink unexpectedly suits him.
SF DLC Char Swap Costume Complete Pack($3.99) – A pack featuring the swap costumes for the 6 Street Fighter DLC characters. The SF cast take on the look of Tekken characters with these new outfits. Characters Included: Sakura, Blanka, Guy, Cody, Elena, Dudley Note: Please be careful not to purchase the same costume twice. This add-on content can only be used if the additional character pack has been purchased.
TK DLC Char Swap Costume Complete Pack($3.99) – A pack featuring the swap costumes for the 6 Tekken DLC characters. The TK cast takes on the look of the Street Fighter characters with these new outfits. Characters Included: Lars, Alisa, JACK-X, Bryan, Christie, Lei Note: Please be careful not to purchase the same costume twice. This add-on content can only be used if the additional character pack has been purchased.
DLC Char Swap Costume Complete Pack($5.99) – This pack features the swap costumes for the Street Fighter and Tekken DLC characters. Characters Included: Sakura, Blanka, Guy, Cody, Elena, Dudley, Lars, Alisa, JACK-X, Bryan, Christie, Lei Note: Please be careful not to purchase the same costume twice. This add-on content can only be used if the additional character pack has been purchased.
Additional Characters Pack (12 Chars)($19.99) – 12 new Street Fighter and Tekken characters join the battle! Characters Included: Sakura, Blanka, Guy, Cody, Elena, Dudley, Lars, Alisa, JACK-X, Bryan, Christie, Lei MEGA MAN and PAC-MAN are also included! Note: This add-on is exclusive content for STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN.

LittleBigPlanet 2
Snow White Costume ($1.99) – Download this costume to dress your Sackgirl up as Disney’s Snow White! You must have LittleBigPlanet 2 in order to download and utilize this costume.
Jasmine Costume ($1.99) – Download this costume to dress your Sackgirl up as Disney’s Jasmine! You must have LittleBigPlanet 2 in order to download and utilize this costume.
Aurora Costume ($1.99) – Download this costume to dress your Sackgirl up as Disney’s Aurora! You must have LittleBigPlanet 2 in order to download and utilize this costume.
Cinderella Costume ($1.99) – Download this costume to dress your Sackgirl up as Disney’s Cinderella! You must have LittleBigPlanet 2 in order to download and utilize this costume.
Disney Princesses Costume Pack ($5.99) – Download the Disney Princesses Costume Pack to dress your Sackgirl as a lovely princess! This pack includes: -Cinderella Costume -Aurora Costume -Snow White Costume -Jasmine Costume -Disney Princesses Sticker Pack

The Expendables 2 Videogame
Barney Ross Full Upgrade ($0.99) – Fully upgraded Barney Ross skills and weapons.
Hale Caesar Full Upgrade ($0.99) – Fully upgraded Hale Caesar skills and weapons.
Gunner Jensen Full Upgrade ($0.99) – Fully upgraded Gunner Jensen skills and weapons.
Yin Yang Full Upgrade ($0.99) – Fully upgraded Yin Yang skills and weapons.
All Characters Full Upgrade ($2.99) – All characters fully upgraded skills and weapons.

Bellator MMA Onslaught
Scouting Report ($0.99) – Gain the competitive advantage by increasing your insights into your opponents stats before every online match begins with the Scouting Report!

Max Payne 3
Special Edition Pack ($1.99) – The Special Edition Pack includes the Hammerhead shotgun, G9 grenade launcher, Molotov Cocktail and classic characters like Max Payne, Mona Sax and Jack Lupino. Please Note: The Special Edition of Max Payne 3 includes this content. Add-on content, Max Payne 3 required to play. This content is part of the Rockstar Pass and will be available to Rockstar Pass purchasers in game upon release.

Risen 2 Dark Waters
A Pirate’s Clothes ($2.99) – A set of stylish items for the player including a hat, boots, trousers, a pistol and a special ring which increases the rate the player accumulates experience by 5%.
Risen 2 Dark Waters – Treasure Isle ($9.99) – Journey to an unknown island in a story quest that offers new environments to explore with many puzzles to solve, treasures to loot and mysteries to unravel.
Risen 2 Dark Waters – Air Temple ($9.99) – Uncover the mysteries of the Air Temple in this exclusive story quest line. Explore an additional island with new characters, quests and enemies.

Spec Ops: The Line
FUBAR Pack ($3.99) – Get immediate access to the Officer Class and AK47 weapon for multiplayer, as well as the FUBAR Pack of exclusive character accessories for each class. The Officer Class assists your teammates by giving you gameplay bonuses including the ability to create ammo drops, increased firepower, and increased armor.

Rock Band 3
Rock Band 3 – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing song game tracks. For music credits, visit www.RockBand.com.
“The End of Heartache” ($1.99) – Killswitch Engage.
“The End of Heartache” – Pro Guitar (In Game Only) ($0.99) – Killswitch Engage.
“The Arms of Sorrow” ($1.99) – Killswitch Engage.
“Starting Over” ($1.99) – Killswitch Engage
Killswitch Engage Pack 01 ($5.49) – This pack includes “Starting Over,” “The Arms of Sorrow,” and “The End of Heartache” by Killswitch Engage. Compatible with Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz.

Rock Band Network – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing song game tracks made available through Rock Band Network
“Until I Feel Nothing” ($1.99) – Carnifex. Compatible with Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz.
“Come Now Follow” ($1.99) – Amberian Dawn. Compatible with Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz.
“ Collide” ($1.99) – Anarchy Club. Compatible with Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz.
“Coming Undone” ($1.99) – Shatterglass. Compatible with Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz.
“Reson-8-R (Pts. I & II)” ($0.99) – Christopher J. Compatible with Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz.

PS Vita Add-ons
Escape Plan
Underground Pack ($1.99) – Free from the Asylum and delivered fresh from crazy town, Lil and Laarg discover an underground railway. Could this be their ticket home? Pick up this treacherous new DLC pack to discover an entirely new labyrinth of 19 puzzles and death traps, but beware—Bakuki will stop at nothing to prevent your escape! The Underground Pack also delivers even more Challenge Modes, four new costumes, and four additional Trophies. Download it today! To use this download, you will need the Escape Plan Full Game.
Available In-Game Only (Not on PlayStation Store)

Bellator MMA Onslaught
Bellator Mma Onslaught Advanced Xp Boost ($1.99)
Bellator Mma Onslaught Attack Boost ($0.99)
Bellator Mma Onslaught Defense Boost ($0.99)
Bellator Mma Onslaught Stamina Boost ($0.99)
Bellator Mma Onslaught Xp Boost ($0.99)

DC Universe
DC Universe Butterfly Wings ($1.99)
DC Universe Online Runed Gargoyle Wings ($1.99)
DC Universe Online Turbine Jets ($1.99)

Avatars
Pure Chess Black & White Knights Avatar ($0.49)
Pure Chess Golden Knight Avatar ($0.49)
Pure Chess King Motif Avatar ($0.49)
Pure Chess Staunton Pawn Avatar ($0.49)
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode Ii Avatar Bundle ($1.49)

Game Videos (Free)
Counter Strike Global Offensive Trailer (PSN Play 2012)
Dead Space 3 E3 Announce Trailer
Journey Collector’s Edition Official Trailer (720, 1080)
Persona 4 Arena E3 Trailer
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Aigis
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Akihiko Sanada
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Chie Satonaka
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Elizabeth
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Kanji Tatsumi
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Labrys
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Mitsuru Kirijo
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Naoto Shirogane
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Shadow Labrys
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Teddie
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Yosuke Hanamura
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Yu Narukami
Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Yukiko Amagi
Persona 4 Arena Tutorial 1
Persona 4 Arena Tutorial 2
Rainbow Moon Dev Diary 6: Conclusion
Red Johnson’S Chronicles – One Against All Trailer
Sorcery Launch Trailer (720, 1080)
Sorcery Story Trailer (720, 1080)
Sorcery The Making Of – Part I – The Magical Technology of Move (720, 1080)
Sorcery The Making Of – Part II – A Hero’s Journey (720)
Sorcery The Making Of – Part III – The Music Behind the Myth (720, 1080)
Sorcery The Making Of – Part IV – The Creatures of Sorcery (720)
THE EXPENDABLES 2 WORLD PREMIER GAME TRAILER

PS3 Themes
1970′s Germany Static Theme ($1.49)
Abstract Dragons Static Theme ($1.49)
Abstract Summer Static Theme ($1.49)
Cowgirl Bath Time w/ Rosa Acosta Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Little Holland Static Theme ($1.49)
Old Mine Shaft Static Theme ($1.49)
Spring Petals Static Theme ($1.49)
Summer Music Static Theme ($1.49)
Magical Toadstools Theme ($1.49)
Neon Lights Theme ($0.99)

PS3 Wallpapers
Counter Strike: GO Wallpaper 2


Playstation Store Update for July 24, 2012
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PlayStation Store Update
+ Posted by Grace Chen // Director, PlayStation Store

PS3 Full Games
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes ($49.99)
The Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin join other famous super heroes from the DC Universe including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to save Gotham City from destruction at the hands of the notorious villains Lex Luthor and the Joker. Collect 50 DC Comics characters, flex your new super abilities, and master new suits and gadgets. Players can also explore Gotham City and unlock a variety of cool vehicles.
ESRB: E10
File Size: 5.97 GB

Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City ($49.99)
Operation Raccoon City is a unique and brutal three way shooter set in the terrifying world of Resident Evil. Play as Umbrella Security Service, sent in to the city to cover up Umbrella crimes. Zombies and bio-organic weapons flood the city but a bigger threat to your mission exists: a government ‘Spec Ops’ unit has been sent in to hunt you down and capture the evidence you’re fighting to destroy.
ESRB: M
File Size: 4.18 GB

PSN Games
Malicious ($9.99)
Take control of the Spirit Vessel and battle waves of brutal fighters and colossal enemies to rid the world of the evil force of Malicious. Gain new weapons, build your powers and perform devastating combo attacks as the final showdown between good and evil draws near.
ESRB: T
File Size: 528 MB

Foosball 2012 ($7.99) (Demo Also Available)
Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions! For the first time ever, enjoy foosball on your PlayStation Vita system. Play multiplayer matches, dominate the online leaderboards, or become a global champion in the single-player World Tour mode.
ESRB: E
File Size: 134 MB

Worms 2: Armageddon Game Of The Year ($27.49)
Worms 2: Armageddon, the turn-based-strategy blast-a-thon, returns in a new ‘Game of the Year Edition’. Packed with features set to satisfy both new and older generation Worms players alike, this online and offline destruction-fest is set to go global with its unique brand of easy to learn, but hard to master gameplay. Included is the feature-packed standard version of the game and all of the great additional content!
ESRB: E10+
File Size: 272 MB

PS Vita Games
Foosball 2012 ($7.99) (Demo Also Available)
Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions! For the first time ever, enjoy foosball on your PlayStation Vita system. Play multiplayer matches, dominate the online leaderboards, or become a global champion in the single-player World Tour mode.
ESRB: E
File Size: 134 MB

Puddle ($7.99) (Demo Also Available)
Dive into Puddle (award winner at the Independent Games Festival 2010), a physics game unlike any other where you have to guide a puddle of fluid by tilting the environment to the left or right! Play carefully taking friction, gravity and temperature into account, and by using the unique properties of each type of fluid (water, oil, nitroglycerin, molten lava…) in a range of original environments.
ESRB: T
File Size: 558 MB

PS mini Games
Gang Wars ($2.99)
Play as Mike, and fight through New York City against The Jaguar, an evil gang which terrorizes the town and have kidnapped a young woman.
ESRB: T
File Size: 13 MB

I Kill Zombies Minis ($2.99)
It’s time to maim and murder your way to the top of an exciting new game show! I Kill Zombies see’s you trapped inside a giant arena fending off the forces of the undead as one of three characters. Do you have what it takes to survive? Who kills zombies? I Kill Zombies!!!
ESRB: M
File Size: 44 MB

Time Soldiers ($2.99)
Travel through time to rescue your comrades in this top-down action shooter released by SNK in 1987.
ESRB: E10+
File Size: 14 MB

Wizorb ($3.99)
The once peaceful Kingdom of Gorudo is threatened by an evil presence. The only hope for salvation is Cyrus, a wizard versed in a secret magic art called Wizorb! Explore many strange places from the derelict monster infested town of Clover to Gorudo Castle atop Cauldron Peak. Danger lurks around every corner so you’ll need to keep your wits about you and have quick reflexes in order to survive.
ESRB: E
File Size: 15 MB

PlayStation Store Highlights

The PSN PLAY event starts this week with preorders beginning for the first title in this summer’s lineup: The Expendables 2 Videogame! Available for a limited time exclusively on PSN, this explosive game offers co-op shoot’em up action based on the upcoming movie, The Expendables 2. Pre-order The Expendables 2 Videogame starting today for $14.99 ($11.99 for PlayStation Plus members) and get ready for it’s official release next Tuesday, July 31st. The more games you buy, the more cash vouchers you will get back as part of the PSN PLAY event! Check out this FAQ for the answers to all of your questions about PSN PLAY. Head to the official PSN PLAY website for more info on this summer’s event.

Two awesome new PS Vita games are coming your way as part of this week’s PlayStation Store update!

Puddle began as a project by six students from the video game school ENJMIN. After winning a a Student Showcase prize at the Independent Gaming Festival at GDC 2010, Puddle was picked up by Neko Entertainment and released on PS3. Available this Tuesday, the PS Vita version of this title delivers a handful of exclusive features to bring the ultimate Puddle experience to gamers. For more on Puddle, read this dedicated post by Neko Entertainment QA Manager Sebastian Chipot.

Foosball 2012 packs in tons of features and game modes, including various tables (American & European style), customizations, ball types and trick shots, which will keep you hooked on the foosball action! The best part? Both PS Vita and PS3 versions are included in your purchase (any DLC released will work on both versions as well)! Check out all the great coverage of Foosball 2012 on the PlayStation Blog for more info.

Download Malicious on your PS3 this week and take control of a “Spirit Vessel” which has been awakened by prophets to defeat Holders: evil giants bent on destroying The Kingdom. Armed with the Mantle of Cinders, a magical artifact that takes the form of weapons or a shield, you’ll battle major bosses, absorbing their power to obtain new and unique abilities. The choice is yours as to how you’ll progress, but in the end, you have but one goal — prepare to face the ultimate evil in Malicious, available this week in the PlayStation Store at a special discount price of $7.99 for PlayStation Plus members.

If you haven’t gotten your hands on Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes yet, now is a great time to add these awesome games to your collection, as they’re both available this week in the PS3 Full Games section.
Also available this week: WWE Add-On content at a discounted price, new Add-Ons for Dragon’s Dogma, and much more. Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and enjoy this week’s update!

PlayStation Plus




Free Content Dynasty Warriors 7 – Diaochan Avatar
Discounts
PSN Game
Malicious (20% off) – PS Plus Price: $7.99
The Expendables 2: The Videogame Pre Order (20% off) – PS Plus Price: $11.99
Foosball 2012 – PS3 Game w/ Vita copy (25% off) – PS Plus Price: $5.99
Foosball 2012 – Vita Game w/ PS3 Copy (25% off) – PS Plus Price: $5.99
PS Full Game Trial Lego Batman 2 Full Game Trial
Last Chance (Leaving Plus This Week) The Expendables 2: The Videogame Pre Order (20% off) – PS Plus Price: $11.99

Preorders
The Expendables 2 Videogame Preorder Offer (Theme Gift With Purchase) ($14.99)
Releases 7/31 as part of PSN PLAY. Four Expendables (Barney, Gunnar, Caesar and Yin-Yang) are hired to rescue an extremely valuable, kidnapped Chinese billionaire. It’s all business, until all hell breaks loose and the explosive mix of testosterone and kerosene detonates in a massive fireball that never lets up as the relentless action concludes where the new movie begins. The Expendables videogame is a way for fans to experience all of their favorite explosive moments, as their favorite stars, in 4-Player Co-op action.
ESRB: M

Game Demos (Free)
Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition (PS3)
Frogger’s coin-op thrills are back and better than ever! Jump into the action with classic and brand-new game modes that expand on Frogger’s classic run-and-dodge gameplay. Customize your game board with different skins, from the modern neon style of HYPER ARCADE to the 8-bit sprites from Castlevania and even CONTRA! Throw down against friends or the CPU in up to 4 player matches to find out who’s really the top frog.
ESRB: E
File Size: 201 MB

Dyad (PS3)
Descend into Dyad to experience ultimate sensory overload in this psychedelic racer. Blast through a reactive tube to create a harmonious synthesis of color and sound as you hook, graze and lance enemies to master Dyad’s 27 unique levels. Play Game Mode’s distinct campaign to prepare yourself for Trophy Mode’s tactical freakout variations wherein a Platinum Trophy awaits the most skilled. Or sit back and chill with the hallucinogenic Remix Mode.
Mode.ESRB: E
File Size: 1.31 GB

Foosball 2012 (PS Vita and PS3)
Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions! For the first time ever, enjoy foosball on your PlayStation Vita system. Play multiplayer matches, dominate the online leaderboards, or become a global champion in the single-player World Tour mode.
ESRB: E
File Size: 134 MB

Puddle (PS Vita)
Dive into Puddle (award winner at the Independent Games Festival 2010), a physics game unlike any other where you have to guide a puddle of fluid by tilting the environment to the left or right! Play carefully taking friction, gravity and temperature into account, and by using the unique properties of each type of fluid (water, oil, nitroglycerin, molten lava…) in a range of original environments.
ESRB: T
File Size: 558 MB

WWE Sale (PS3 Versions)
WWE ’12 – Fan Axxess (now $5.99, original price $9.99)
WWE All-Stars Million Dollar Pack (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
WWE All-Stars: All-Time Greats Pack (now $1.99, original price $3.99)
WWE All-Stars: American Dream Pack (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
WWE All-Stars: Southern Charisma Pack (now $1.49, original price $2.99)
WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 Sales X 10 (In Game Only) (now $0.49 – 0.99, original price $0.99 – 1.99)
WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 Sales X 2 (now $1.49 – 3.49, original price $2.99 – 6.99)
WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2009 Roster Update (now $2.49, original price $4.99)
WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2009 Roster Update 2 (now $2.49, original price $4.99)
WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2010 Stone Cold Steve Austin (now $0.49, original price $0.99)

Additional Sales
Breakquest (PS minis) (now $0.99, original price $3.99)
Shark Week Dynamic Theme (now $1.99, original price $3.99)

PS3 Add-ons
Foosball 2012 Bonus Cities ($1.99)
Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions! Permanently unlocks the most difficult opponents for the “World Tour” mode.

Foosball 2012 Pin Shot ($0.49)
Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions! Permanently unlocks “Pin Shot.”

Foosball 2012 Pull Shot ($0.49)
Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions! Permanently unlocks “Pull Shot.”

Foosball 2012 Snake Shot ($0.49)
Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions! Permanently unlocks “Snake Shot.”

Foosball 2012 Tic-Tac Shot ($0.49)
Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions! Permanently unlocks “Tic-Tac Shot.”

Dragon’s Dogma Motley Crew ($1.99)
This stylish accessory set makes additional masks, eyepatches, circlets, mantles, and the truly unique Feste’s Jester’s Garb outfit available for sale at the Black Cat, and adds new rings and earrings to peddler Jonathan’s wares at the encampment. You’ll also find the 13 new pieces of equipment in your item storage after purchase. Just look for the blue-green icons! This bonus can only be applied once per saved data. If the items are discarded or given away during gameplay, they will be lost.

Dragon’s Dogma From a Different Sky – Part 10 ($0.99)
The tenth and final batch of quests of a series, ‘From a Different Sky.’ At first glance, their goals are simple: obtain special medallions. But it will take all your smarts and strategy to get them all… Each batch includes 10 quests. Check the notice board below the Pawn Guild to begin!

Pure Chess Temple Game Pack ($2.49) (PS Vita and PS3 Versions)
Chess is a battle, and what better chess pieces to do battle with than the Imperial Roman army! Set in a truly epic ruined Roman temple, the bronze cast chess pieces are equally heroic. Gladiators and centurions stand shoulder-to-shoulder with scholars, and even Julius Caesar himself! This game pack perfectly suits a closely fought battle of wits!

Prototype 2 RADNET Access Pack ($9.99)
Do not purchase if you bought a new copy of the Prototype 2 RADNET Edition because a code for this item was included in the packaging. This is the RADNET Access Pack that is included with all new RADNET Edition copies of Prototype 2. Activate the RADNET Access Pack to gain access to awesome events, challenges and exclusive rewards including the ultimate skin unlock… Alex Mercer! RADNET events and challenges will allow you to compete for higher scores against your friends.

Rainbow Moon 270,000 Rainbow Coins ($3.99)
Download this product and 270,000 Rainbow Coins will be added to your coin bag. Imagine how long this would take you to earn all by yourself!

Rainbow Moon Starter Pack (Large) ($2.99)
Do you need a big boost? Download this Starter Pack and the following items will be added to your inventory: 60,000 Rainbow Coins, 60,000 Rainbow Pearls (10,000 per character) Note: 10,000 Rainbow Pearls will be added to each character that is currently in your party. If you haven’t acquired all characters yet, the remaining Rainbow Pearls will be added to your inventory as soon as a new character joins your party.

Rainbow Moon Amulet Set (Triple) ($1.99)
Download this Amulet Set to obtain Kjayudo’s Revenge and two Annihilator’s Tool Amulets. These are valuable items with massive boost potential. Kjayudo’s Revenge Amulet features 99 material slots and built-in Bound Resistance. It can be equipped by Baldren, Trisha, or Dozeru. Annihilator’s Tool Amulet also features 99 material slots and built-in Poison Resistance. It can be equipped by Gorodo, Zelorus, or Serena. Also included in this set are three free Amulet Licenses. Note: You must have at least three free slots in your Misc. items and Armor inventory for this content to be fully applied.

Record of Agarest War 2 Right to the Blacksmith Pack 5 ($0.00)
For those who want to strengthen their weapons, but are too terrified or unmotivated to Convert things, pay attention now! Take the following items to -Warrior Soul- yesterday-like! STR Element α x4, VIT Element α x4, INT Element α x4, MND Element α x4, AGI Element α x4, DEX Element α x4, Moon Fragment x2, Dragon Fruit x2. Huh, it looks like something totally unrelated to anything got mixed in. Oh well…

Record of Agarest War 2 Overtake Your Rival Pack 2 ($0.00)
Using the following items, you should be able to make your journey a cakewalk. Seriously, what’s with that look? As you’ve already proven, there are no side effects worth mentioning, right? STR Up+ x 2, Vit Up+ x 2, INT Up+ x 2, MND Up+ x 2, AGI Up+ x 2, DEX Up+ x 2, Max HP Up+ x 2.

Record of Agarest War 2 Frensberge Specialty Pack 3 ($1.99)
A wonderful collection of items made in the image of Frensberge’s most colorful citizens! Like those other creature thingies, you gotta collect them all! Seriously, if you want to be accepted as a TRUE Frensberger, you’ll need all of this stuff! Gordon’s note: Included is the mother of all forbidden guns. Use at your own risk. The Comic Foil x 1, Wienerwurst x 1, Childhood Meatloaf x 1, Overkill Gun x 1, Holy Lamp Uniform x 1, Guild Uniform x 1.
Record of Agarest War 2 3rd Generation Exclusive Pack ($3.99)
Exclusive equipment for the characters of the third generation. Ancestor’s Memento (Grey) x 1, Mother’s Intuition (Liel) x 1, Elder’s Manifesto (Sofia) x 1, Ferocious Blade (Georg) x 1, Aria’s Blessing (Eva) x 1, Provocative Feline (Mervina) x 1.

Record of Agarest War 2 Extra Costumes 1 ($2.99)
Here is something for one of the lovely ladies in your life to bathe in! Why not get one of them to put it on now?!

Record of Agarest War 2 Right to the Blacksmith Pack 6 ($0.00)
You there, are you still sad that you can’t use the blacksmith shop -Warrior Soul- because of a dearth of materials?! Well, take these wondrous material and run like the wind to -Warrior Soul-! Flame Crystal x 5, Ice Crystal x 5, Thunder Crystal x 5, Wind Crystal x 5, Earth Crystal x 5, Darkness Crystal x 5, Light Crystal x 5.

Record of Agarest War 2 Right to the Blacksmith Pack 7 ($0.00)
You poor sot with no materials to your name, cheer up! Take the following to -Warrior Soul- and make your equipment dreams a reality! Mithril Ore x 10, Orichalcum Ore x 10, Key of the Moon x 2, Key of the Sun x 2, Crescent Moon Rock x 2, Imperial Jewel x 2, Magic Crystal Chip x 2, Meteoric Iron x 2.

Rocksmith (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding ($2.99)
Play “”(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”" by Otis Redding on any electric guitar. This song includes a new authentic tone accessible in AMP mode. Arrangements Included: Combo, Chord

Rocksmith What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye ($2.99)
Play “”What’s Going On”" by Marvin Gaye on any electric guitar. This song includes a new authentic tone accessible in AMP mode. Arrangements Included: Combo, Chord

Rocksmith My Girl by The Temptations ($2.99)
]Play “”My Girl”" by The Temptations on any electric guitar. This song includes a new authentic tone accessible in AMP mode. Arrangements Included: Combo, Combo 2

Saints Row: The Third Horror Pack ($2.99)
Join the ranks of the most terrifying dreams with these horrific costumes. The flesh-eating Zombie Outfit will have everyone you meet running for their lives. Even more horrifying is the Slasher Outfit–it’s all of your worst nightmares rolled into one. And no Horror Pack would be complete without a full Werewolf Outfit that might just have you howling at the moon.

White Knight Chronicles ll Artifact Plans (Black Knight Sword) ($0.00)
Plans used for binding the Dinivas Darkblade artifact weapon at Incorruptus Workshops. Attributes: Equippable only by White Knight and Ark Incorruptus; Artifact Point cost: 6; ATK 160; Turn Break: 1. You must have access to an Incorruptus Workshop in order to bind artifacts.

White Knight Chronicles ll Artifact Plans (Sun King Sword) ($0.00)
Plans used for binding the Adolmaea Lawblade artifact weapon at Incorruptus Workshops. Attributes: Equippable only by White Knight and Ark Incorruptus; Artifact Point cost: 6; ATK 160; Turn Break: 1. You must have access to an Incorruptus Workshop in order to bind artifacts.

White Knight Chronicles ll Artifact Plans (Dragon Knight Spear) ($0.00)
Plans used for binding the Larvayne Dragonfang artifact weapon at Incorruptus Workshops. Attributes: Equippable only by Dragon Knight and Ark Incorruptus; Artifact Point cost: 6; ATK 160; Turn Break: 1. You must have access to an Incorruptus Workshop in order to bind artifacts.

White Knight Chronicles ll Artifact Plans (White Knight Sword) ($0.00)
Plans used for binding the Wizel Saintblade and Wizel shield artifacts at Incorruptus Workshops. Attributes for Wizel Saintblade: Equippable only by White Knight and Ark Incorruptus; Artifact Point cost: 6; ATK 160; Turn Break: 1. Attributes for Wizel shield: Equippable only by White Knight and Ark Incorruptus; Artifact Point cost: 6; DEF 10. You must have access to an Incorruptus Workshop in order to bind artifacts.

Worms 2: Armageddon Game of the Year Upgrade Pack ($17.49)
Owners of Worms 2: Armageddon, the turn-based-strategy blast-a-thon can now upgrade to the ‘Game of the Year Edition’ and benefit from the awesome extra content only found in the six DLC packs. Jammed with features set to satisfy both new and older generation Worms players alike, this online and offline destruction-fest is set to go global with its unique brand of easy to learn, but hard to master gameplay.

Rock Band 3
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit Rockband.com.
Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls) – Foster the People ($1.99)
Helena Beat – Foster the People ($1.99)
Under Cover of Darkness – The Strokes ($1.99)
Under Cover of Darkness (Pro Guitar) (In-Game Content only) – The Strokes ($0.99)

Rock Band Network v2.0
Dear Insanity – Asking Alexandria ($1.99)
Death in the Garden – Dance for the Dying ($0.99)
Wish I Was Dead – Harbour Grace ($0.99)
This Gigantic Robot Kills – MC Lars feat. MC Bat Commander and Suburban Legends ($1.99)
A Blinding Light – Blackguard ($1.99)

PS Vita Add-ons
Foosball 2012 Bonus Cities ($1.99)
Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions! Permanently unlocks the most difficult opponents for the “World Tour” mode.

Foosball 2012 Pin Shot ($0.49)
Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions! Permanently unlocks “Pin Shot

Foosball 2012 Pull Shot ($0.49)
Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions! Permanently unlocks “Pull Shot

Foosball 2012 Snake Shot ($0.49)
Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions! Permanently unlocks “Snake Shot

Foosball 2012 Tic-Tac Shot ($0.49)
Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions! Permanently unlocks “Tic-Tac Shot

Pure Chess Temple Game Pack ($2.49) (PS Vita and PS3 Versions)
Chess is a battle, and what better chess pieces to do battle with than the Imperial Roman army! Set in a truly epic ruined Roman temple, the bronze cast chess pieces are equally heroic. Gladiators and centurions stand shoulder-to-shoulder with scholars, and even Julius Caesar himself! This game pack perfectly suits a closely fought battle of wits!

Touch My Katamari Download Request #8: Athlete Abyss (In-Game Content only) ($0.00)
Get in shape in Athlete Abyss! You need 10 Fan Damacys to unlock this Request. (Shut down “Touch My Katamari” and reboot the game after downloading to install the Download Request. The downloaded Request will be available by unlocking it with set number of Fan Damacys. Access the Download Request through Hidden Katamari Fan on the right side of the King’s Head.)

Gravity Rush Military DLC Pack ($3.99)
The Gravity Rush Military DLC Pack includes a brand new costume for Kat and contains 4 extra missions, including 2 Side Missions and 2 Challenge Missions. All side missions and challenge missions included in this DLC will become available after completing Episode 17 in the main game. The costume will be available upon completion of the first side mission in this DLC (Special Forces Pack Part I : The Rules of War).

Avatars
Dragon’s Dogma: Chimera Avatar ($0.49)
Dragon’s Dogma: Cockatrice Avatar ($0.49)
Dragon’s Dogma: Cyclops Avatar ($0.49)
Dragon’s Dogma: Dragon Avatar ($0.49)
Dragon’s Dogma: Drake Avatar ($0.49)
Dragon’s Dogma: Evil Eye Avatar ($0.49)
Dragon’s Dogma: Golem Avatar ($0.49)
Dragon’s Dogma: Griffin Avatar ($0.49)
Dragon’s Dogma: Hydra Avatar ($0.49)
Dragon’s Dogma: Ur Dragon Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors 7: Cao Pi Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors 7: Cao Ren Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors 7: Diaochan Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors 7: Guan Ping Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors 7: Guo Huai Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors 7: Huang Gai Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors 7: Pang Tong Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors 7: Xiahou Ba Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors 7: Xiaoqiao Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors 7: Zhou Tai Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors Next – Cao Pi Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors Next – Cao Ren Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors Next – Daqiao Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors Next – Diaochan Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors Next – Ding Feng Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors Next – Guan Ping Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors Next – Jia Xu Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors Next – Ling Tong Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors Next – Ma Dai Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors Next – Meng Huo Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors Next – Pang Tong Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors Next – Xiahou Ba Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors Next – Xiaoqiao Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors Next – Yuan Shao Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors Next – Zhou Tai Avatar ($0.49)
Dynasty Warriors Next – Zhurong Avatar ($0.49)
Malicious Ashereila 1 Avatar ($0.49)
Malicious Avatar Bundle 1 ($1.49)
Malicious Avatar Bundle 2 ($1.49)
Malicious Book Hound Avatar ($0.49)
Malicious Commander of Knights Avatar ($0.49)
Malicious Erica 1 Avatar ($0.49)
Malicious Erica 2 Avatar ($0.49)
Malicious Fist Golem Avatar ($0.49)
Malicious Shield Golem Avatar ($0.49)
Malicious Small Devil 1 Avatar ($0.49)
Malicious Valeria 1 Avatar ($0.49)
Malicious Valeria 2 Avatar ($0.49)
Quantum Conundrum D.O.L.L.I. Avatar ($0.49)
Quantum Conundrum Desmond Avatar ($0.49)
Quantum Conundrum Fluffy Safe Avatar ($0.49)
Quantum Conundrum Professor Quadwrangle Avatar ($0.49)
Quantum Conundrum Q Logo Avatar ($0.49)
Quantum Conundrum Safe Avatar ($0.49)

Game Videos (Free)
Jeremy Mcgrath’S Offroad: Launch Trailer
Rainbow Moon Dev Diary 1: Introduction
Rainbow Moon Dev Diary 2: Combat
Rainbow Moon Dev Diary 3: Party Management
Rainbow Moon Dev Diary 4: Character Development
Rainbow Moon Dev Diary 5: Equipment & Crafting
Resistance: Burning Skies Memorial Trailer (SD, 720, 1080, PSP, Vita)
Rocksmith Queen Dlc Trailer

PS3 Themes
Dynamic American City NYC Times Square Theme ($2.99)
Dynamic B17 WWII Theme ($2.99)
Dynamic German Futbol Theme ($2.99)
Malicious Erica Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Malicious Mad Queen Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Malicious Valeria Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Utherworlds Hellzunas Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Utherworlds Where Fears Roam Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Utherworlds Winds of Change Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Playstation Store Update for July 17, 2012 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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PlayStation Store Update
+ Posted by Grace Chen // Director, PlayStation Store

Highly-anticipated PSN releases make up this week’s PlayStation Store Update. Read on to find out which Games, Add-Ons, and other content you’ll want to to add to your digital collection this week.

PS3 Full Games

Crysis 2 – Maximum Edition (Includes Add-Ons) ($29.99)
Aliens are decimating New York City, with a full invasion force bent on the total annihilation of mankind. Neither paramilitary law enforcement nor the might of the US military can stand against the invaders. Only you have the technology to survive: with the unique Nanosuit 2, tackle the alien menace in ways a regular soldier could only dream of. The Crysis 2 Maximum Edition includes Crysis 2 and its 2 DLC Retaliation and Decimation.
ESRB: M
File Size: 6.36 GB

Record Of Agarest War 2 ($44.99)
Journey to the world of Agarest, a land teetering on the brink of destruction. Join Weiss, the main hero, and his descendents on a quest to save the world, restore a god, and perhaps even find true love. With a revamped battle system, HD graphics, mini-games and a completely new Agarest universe, Record of Agarest War 2 is a stunning addition to the hit series.
ESRB: T
File Size: 14 GB

PSN Games
Dyad ($14.99; PlayStation Plus Price $11.99, ends 7/24)
Descend into Dyad to experience ultimate sensory overload in this psychedelic racer. Blast through a reactive tube to create a harmonious synthesis of color and sound as you hook, graze and lance enemies to master Dyad’s 27 unique levels.
ESRB: E
File Size: 1.31 GB

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles ($14.99)
The latest Resident Evil guided shooting experience! Use the PlayStation Move motion controller or traditional wireless controller to take down zombies in HD re-mastered graphics for a new kind of Resident Evil horror experience. Survive a new horror-filled story and many familiar tales with classic characters in The Darkside Chronicles!
ESRB:
File Size: 6.45 GB

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles ($14.99)
Get ready for a Resident Evil guided shooting experience! Use the PlayStation Move motion controller or traditional wireless controller to take down zombies in HD re-mastered graphics for a new kind of Resident Evil horror experience. Relive events from the original series through new perspectives with classic characters.
ESRB: M
File Size: 5.34 GB

PlayStation Store Highlights
This week marks the release of the acclaimed PSN-exclusive game, Dyad.

Part racing game/part puzzle game, and a visual and audio experience that syncs up with the actions you’re doing on screen, Dyad is one of the true must-play PSN releases of t2012. Grab the demo and give this game a try if you’re on the fence, but for those of you in the know, chances are you’re already downloading this highly-anticipated title. Read up more on the game’s official page on PlayStation.com and then discuss the game with the PlayStation Community on the new and improved PlayStation Forums. And don’t forget — Dyad is available for 20% off during launch week, only for PlayStation Plus members!

For those who haven’t gotten around to playing Crytek’s fantastic FPS Crysis 2, now is your chance! The new Crysis 2 Maximum Edition bundle is coming to the PlayStation Store today, and it’s packed with the core game play and all the combat options that made the original game a hit, as well as the Decimation and Retaliation Add-Ons. Crysis 2 Maximum Edition is the best and most complete version of the Crysis 2 experience. Find this game and other top bundles in the Ultimate Editions section of the PS3 Full Game category, in the PlayStation Store.

Resident Evil fans get more options with today’s release of Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles and Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, now available separately at a great price. Darkside Chronicles retells events from Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica; while Umbrella Chronicles provides players with a new angle on the storylines from Resident Evil Zero, Resident Evil, and Resident Evil 3.

For those seeking JRPG action, look no further than Record of Agarest War 2, available in the PS3 Full Games category in the PlayStation Store. With upgraded HD animations, a deep battle system, and fun mini-games, this is one title that JRPG fans won’t want to miss.

As mentioned, PlayStation Plus members get a 20% discount on Dyad during this week, so make sure you hop on this deal to celebrate the release of this game. . We’re also happy to announce an update to the Plus Instant Game Collection with two PS one Classics. Get in the Summer Games spirit with International Track and Field and Hot Shots Golf 2, available now for free for Plus members! PSP owners who have PlayStation Plus through their PS3s will also be able to take advantage of this free offer as well.

There’s much more to check out this week including new Add-Ons for Street Fighter X Tekken and Rainbow Moon and the re-release of the Escape Plan demo for PS Vita. Check out additional details in today’s PlayStation Store Update and, as always, let us know your thoughts on this week’s update in the comments!

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Free Games
PS one Classic – International Track and Field
PS one Classic – Hot Shots Golf 2

Discounts PSN Game – Dyad (20% off) – $11.99
PS one Classic – XS Junior League Football (50% off) – $2.93
PS3 Full Game – Fight Night Champion (50% off) – $14.69
PS3 Full Game – Sports Champions (50% off) – $14.69
PS3 Full Game – Top Spin 4 (50% off) – $14.69
PS Vita Game – Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (50% off) – $17.63
PS Vita Game – Hustle Kings (50% off) – $4.89
PS Vita Game – Virtua Tennis 4 (50% off) – $19.59
PSP Game – NBA 2K12 (50% off) – $9.79
PSP Game – MLB 2K12 (50% off) – $4.89
PSP Game – Madden 12 (50% off) – $9.79
Full Game Trial PS3 Full Game – Record Of Agarest War 2
Last Chance (Leaving Plus This Week)
Dyad (20% off) – $11.99
Rainbow Moon (20% off) – $11.99

Game Demos (Free)
Escape Plan (PS Vita) (Now fixed)
From the producers behind Fat Princess comes a new touching adventure. Escape Plan takes advantage of the PlayStation Vita system’s multi-touch display, rear touch panel and motion sensor, putting the fate of Lil & Laarg in the palm of your hand. Only you can help them survive each deadly room before their captor, Bakuki, recycles them and turns them into his minions. Escape or die trying! Download the demo today!
ESRB: T
File Size: 541 MB

The Games Sale
Fight Night Champion (PS3 Full Game) (now $20.99, original price $29.99)

Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (Vita) (now $25.19, original price $35.99)

Hustle Kings (PS3 & PS Vita) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)

Madden 12 (PSP) (now $13.99, original price $19.99)

Major League Baseball 2K12 (PSP) (now $6.99, original price $19.99)

NBA 2K12 (PSP Version) (now $13.99, original price $19.99)

Top Spin 4 (PS3 Full Game) (now $14.69, original price $29.99)

Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition (PS Vita) (now $27.99, original price $39.99)

XS Junior League Football (PS One Classic) (now $4.19, original price $5.99)

Additional Sales
DJMax Portable 3 Digital (PSP) (now $19.99, original price $39.99)

Hamsterball (PSN Game) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Marvel Vs Capcom 2 (PSN Game) (now $4.99, original price $14.99)

Price Changes
Blazing Souls Accelate (PSP) (now $14.99, original price $34.99)

Cho Aniki Zero (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)

Fate/Extra (PSP) (now 14.99, original price $24.99)

Jikandia: The Timeless Land (PSP) (now $14.99, original price $24.99)

Mimana Iyar Chronicle (PSP) (now $14.99, original price $34.99)

Rayman Origins (PS3 Full Game) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)

Record Of Agarest War (PS3 Full Game) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)

PS3 Add-ons
Dragon’s Dogma: From A Different Sky – Part 9 ($0.99)
The ninth of the ‘From a Different Sky’ series, you will need your wits to clear all 10. Check the Pawn Guild to begin!

Dragon’s Dogma: Weapon Pack: The Debilitator ($2.99)
This pack makes twelve weapons and shields with special effects available. As a bonus, you get one of each for free!

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – 5 Heroes Pack (Public Release) ($1.99)
Villains beware! More crime-busting super heroes are coming to the rescue with this LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes 5 character pack. Get this rare collection featuring Nightwing, Katana, Shazam, Zatanna, plus the brand-new Robin–Bruce Wayne’s son, Damian Wayne.
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – 5 Villains Pack (Public Release) ($1.99)
Holy nightmare! Wreak havoc with a crew of wicked villains and download this rare collection in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes 5 character pack. Things will start to get a little strange with the addition of Bizzaro. But you can chill as Captain Cold, get serious with Black Adam and Black Manta, or just go wild as Gorilla Grodd.

Mass Effect 3 Earth Multiplayer Expansion ($0.00)
The fighting is fiercest when it’s your home at stake! Mass Effect 3: Earth adds mods, gear, and new maps for Rio, Vancouver, and London. It features 3 new weapons: Piranha assault shotgun, Acolyte pistol, and Typhoon light machine gun. Six new human N7 classes are also available: Destroyer, Paladin, Demolisher, Slayer, Shadow, and Fury!

Rainbow Moon – 50,000 Rainbow Pearls (Gorodo) + Fire Ring ($1.99)
Do you want to give your character a big boost? Download this product and 50,000 Rainbow Pearls will be added to Gorodo’s inventory. You will also receive a Fire Ring, a powerful accessory with unique characteristics.

Rainbow Moon – 50,000 Rainbow Pearls (Serena) + Pearl Ring ($1.99)
Do you want to give your character a big boost? Download this product and 50,000 Rainbow Pearls will be added to Serena’s inventory. You will also receive a Pearl Ring, a powerful accessory with unique characteristics.

Rainbow Moon – 50,000 Rainbow Pearls (Zelorus) + Black Ring ($1.99)
Do you want to give your character a big boost? Download this product and 50,000 Rainbow Pearls will be added to Zelorus’s inventory. You will also receive a Black Ring, a powerful accessory with unique characteristics.

Rainbow Moon – 90,000 Rainbow Coins ($1.99)
Want to prepare yourself for a long journey? Download this product and 90,000 Rainbow Coins will be added to your coin bag.

Rainbow Moon – Rainbow Pearls Bundle (Large) ($6.99)
Do you want to give all your characters a big boost? Download this bundle and 50,000 Rainbow Pearls will be added to each of your character’s inventories.

Rainbow Moon Amulet Set (Double) ($1.49)
Download this Amulet Set to obtain Kjayudo’s Revenge and Annihilator’s Tool Amulets. Both are valuable items with massive boost potential.

Rainbow Moon Starter Pack (Medium) ($1.99)
Do you need a boost? Download this Starter Pack and the following items will be added to your inventory: 35,000 Rainbow Coins, 6,000 Rainbow Pearls (1,000 per character).

Real Steel Value Pack #1 ($9.99)
Here’s your chance to purchase 2 full sets of robot parts for the price of 1! This pack includes the “TAGMA Lv.5 Full Parts Set”, which boasts exceptional punch speed, and the strength-based “GARGANT Lv.5 Full Parts Set”.

Record Of Agarest War 2 2nd Generation Exclusive Pack ($3.99)
Exclusive equipment for the characters of the second generation. Familial Memory (Schwarz) x 1, Servir Belt (Vanessa) x 1, Healing Star (Li Ra-Lua) x 1, Grooming Kit (Yumil) x 1, Rigueur Ring (Ignis) x 1, Scarf of Passion (Jude) x 1.

Record Of Agarest War 2 Add-On Dungeon 3 Enhambre ($0.00)
This will allow you to access the all-new dungeon – Pillar of Enhambre – which is guarded by the Lishius clan, and will be accessible during the third generation. To get there, you must first reach a certain point in the game and trigger a specific event scene. A new adventure awaits you…

Record Of Agarest War 2 Bonus Point Pack 4 ($4.49)
Thank you yet again for your business. To reward your headlong march towards insolvency, we have put together a package of useful points and cold cash. Included within: 10,000,000G, 1,000PP, 100,000TP.

Record Of Agarest War 2 Frensberge Specialty Pack 2 ($1.49)
A wonderful collection of items made in the image of Frensberge’s most colorful citizens! Like those other creature thingies, you gotta collect them all! Seriously, if you want to be accepted as a TRUE Frensberger, you’ll need all of this stuff! Carrot Sword x 1, Cooking Pan x 1, Nostalgia Pistol x 1, Warrior Soul Towel x 1, Mushroom de Runo x 1, Sena’s Cookie x 1

Record Of Agarest War 2 Priscilla Can Do It Pack ($0.00)
I’ve finally had something other than eggs and sawdust for breakfast, and made some truly stunning pieces! I may not look it, but I am one heck of a hard worker! Princess Bustier x 1, Imperial Guard x 1, Levitation Stone x 1, Princess’s Tiara x 1.

Record Of Agarest War 2 Right To The Blacksmith Pack 4 ($0.00)
For those who wish to strengthen their weapons but have not the stomach to Convert or who are simply too lazy, pay heed! Take the following items and go unto -Warrior Soul-! Silver Bullion x10, Platinum Bullion x10, ATK Element α x4, DEF Element α x4, MAG Element α x4, RST Element α x4, Unicorn Horn x2, Moonlight Flower x2.

Record Of Agarest War 2 Shaldie Mail Order 1 Pack ($2.49)
One of my experiments went sideways on me and I ended up conjuring up a pile of useless cra– I mean a treasure trove of wonderful items. I owe you a favor or two, so I’ll let you have it all…at a very reasonable price. It’s not like I’m ever going to use it, anyway. Tenma Sword x 1, Hakken Meteor x 1, Legendary Paw x 1, Gate of Hell x 1, Wind of Carillon x 1.

Soulcalibur V Cepheus Compatibility Pack 8 ($0.00)
You must have the Cepheus Compatibility Pack 8 to purchase the following in Creation: Modern Costumes 3, Ancient Armor 2, School Uniforms 1, Dark Warrior Armor 1.

Soulcalibur V Dark Warrior Armor 1 ($2.99)
This pack is only for male characters and features armor for a dark warrior. Try mixing and matching with the equipment found in-game or in the Ancient Armor pack! Please visit Cepheus Store for detailed information about this product. (Download “Cepheus Compatibility Pack 8″ to view details and use the items.)

Soulcalibur V Modern Costumes 3 ($1.99)
This pack contains modern clothes such as tennis outfit, denim jackets, and jeans. Please visit Cepheus Store for detailed information about this product. (Download “Cepheus Compatibility Pack 8″ to view details and use the items.)

Soulcalibur V School Uniforms 1 ($1.99)
This pack contains classic school uniforms. Please visit Cepheus Store for detailed information about this product. (Download “Cepheus Compatibility Pack 8″ to view details and use the items.)

Soulcalibur V: Ancient Armor 2 ($1.99)
This suit of armor is of a style worn by soldiers in ancient Rome. Combine it with equipment found in-game to create a variety of different styles. Please visit Cepheus Store for detailed information about this product. (Download “Cepheus Compatibility Pack 8″ to view details and use the items.)

Street Fighter X Tekken – Combo Editor ($0.99)
Enables use of the Combo Editor for all characters. Create your own custom combo for each character!

Street Fighter X Tekken: SF Boost Gem Pack 7 ($0.99)
10 Boost Gems exclusively for Street Fighter characters. These Gems will go into effect upon taking damage from your opponent’s attacks. Note: If you would like to see the effects of the Gems individually before purchase, please use the Store from the game’s Main Menu. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.

Street Fighter X Tekken: SF Boost Gem Pack 8 ($0.99)
10 Boost Gems exclusively for Street Fighter characters. Includes Gems for fighting against Pandora as well as Gems for instantaneous vitality recovery. Note: If you would like to see the effects of the Gems individually before purchase, please use the Store from the game’s Main Menu. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.

Street Fighter X Tekken: TK Boost Gem Pack 7) ($0.99)
10 Boost Gems exclusively for Tekken characters. These Gems activate upon countering your opponent’s attacks. Note: If you would like to see the effects of the Gems individually before purchase, please use the Store from the game’s Main Menu. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.

Street Fighter X Tekken: TK Boost Gem Pack 8 ($0.99)
10 Boost Gems exclusively for Tekken characters. These Gems activate upon countering your opponent’s attacks. Note: If you would like to see the effects of the Gems individually before purchase, please use the Store from the game’s Main Menu. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Arctic Strike ($9.99)
The fight continues with Ghost Recon Future Soldier’s Arctic Strike Map Pack, as the battle takes you from the streets of Moscow to the far reaches of the Arctic. This all-new downloadable content pack extends your Ghost Recon Future Soldier experience with new multiplayer maps, a new multiplayer mode, and more!

Warriors Orochi 3 – Dynasty Trad Costume ($2.99)
New costumes will be available for selection for 39 characters. The new costumes are for some of the characters from “Wei”, “Wu”, “Shu”, “Jin” and “Other 1″. How to use: At Select Team, choose any of the 39 characters and select Change Costume.

Warriors Orochi 3 – Stage Pack 4 ($3.99)
New stages will be available for selection under Select Battlefield. In-game music and additional weapons are also included.

Warriors Orochi 3 – Stage Pack 5 ($2.99)
New stages will be available for selection under Select Battlefield. In-game music tracks are also included. New stages: Mystic Love, Reclusive Beauty, Champion’s Challenge, Zhong Hui’s Pride, Party Planners. Additional music: 9 additional tracks will be available.

Warriors Orochi 3 – Wall Papers Dlc 3 ($3.99)
New wallpapers will be available for all 40 characters from “Jin”, “Other 1″ and “Other 2″. How to use: Select Wallpaper in the Gallery. Wallpaper for any of these characters that have been used in-game will be available to view, or to set as wallpaper.

Warriors Orochi 3: Bgm Pack 3 ($1.99)
New music will be available for selection at previously cleared stages. How to use: Select a stage that you have already cleared. At the loading screen, choose Select Music. Additional music: “SAMURAI SCANNERS”, “OPTIC LINE”.

Rock Band 3
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit Rockband.com.
Love Shack – The B-52′s ($1.99)
My Body – Young The Giant ($1.99)
Not Again – Staind ($1.99)

Rock Band Network v2.0
Reckless & Relentless – Asking Alexandria ($1.99)
Mystery Train – Jerry Naylor ($1.99)
Gamers Unite – Dante’s Dream ($.99)
Deny – Betrayed by Sorrow ($1.99)
I Don’t Want to Hear About Your Crappy Boyfriend – Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives ($0.99)

Avatars
Rainbow Moon Dozeru Avatar ($0.49)
Rainbow Moon Giant Spider Avatar ($0.49)
Rainbow Moon Gorodo Avatar ($0.49)
Rainbow Moon Phantom Avatar ($0.49)
Rainbow Moon Walking Bone Avatar ($0.49)
Game Videos (Free)
Crysis 3 E3 Trailer
Darksiders 2 – The Last Sermon Trailer
Dirt Showdown Launch Trailer
Dirt Showdown Short #1: What Goes On Tour (Trailer)
Dirt Showdown Short #2: Go Hard Or Go Home (Trailer)
Dirt Showdown Short #3: Never Lift Off (Trailer)
Doom 3 BFG Edition Debut Trailer
Spec Ops: The Line – Launch Trailer

PS3 Themes
PlayStation London U.K. Theme ($0.00)

Wallpapers
Dyad – Wallpaper 1 ($0.00)
Dyad – Wallpaper 2 ($0.00)

Playstation Store Update for July 10, 2012 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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PlayStation Store Update
+ Posted by Grace Chen // Director, PlayStation Store

It’s a stellar week to get new great content on the PlayStation Store! New PS3 Full Games, some great perks for PlayStation Plus, and anticipated PSN Releases make their way to your hands with today’s update.

PS3 Full Games
Game Of Thrones ($49.99)
Written in conjunction with author George R. R. Martin, the famed A Song of Ice and Fire universe opens further to reveal a new chapter of the story! Play as two former soldiers of Robert’s Rebellion who, despite divergent paths, must reunite to face a new and deadly threat to the Seven Kingdoms. Travel a parallel course with the original series, interacting with familiar faces, including Cersei Lannister, Lord Commander Mormont, and Varys.
ESRB: M
File Size: 2.79 GB

Get Up And Dance ($19.99)
Get Up And Dance is the ultimate dancing game! Whether you are the star performer or prefer to stay out of the limelight as a backing dancer, Get Up And Dance offers a variety of options to bring out the dancer in everyone.
ESRB: T
File Size: 15 GB

NCAA Football 13 ($59.99)
Take your team to victory with a former Heisman Trophy winner on your team with NCAA Football 13. With one of 10 former Heisman winners on your roster, see if you have the confidence and poise to utilize his legendary skill set to once again capture the Heisman Trophy—this time for your school.
ESRB: E
File Size: 7.77 GB

PSN Games
Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition ($9.99)
Frogger’s coin-op thrills are back and better than ever! Jump into the action with classic and brand-new game modes that expand on Frogger’s classic run-and-dodge gameplay. Customize your game board with different skins, from the modern neon style of HYPER ARCADE to the 8-bit sprites from Castlevania and even CONTRA! Throw down against friends or the CPU in up to 4 player matches to find out who’s really the top frog.
ESRB: E
File Size: 201 MB

Rainbow Moon ($14.99)
Rainbow Moon is a beautiful role-playing game filled with exploration, turn-based battles, and character development. Six playable main characters with upgradeable weapons and armor, and more than 20 challenging dungeons await you in a fascinating story that lasts over 40 hours.
ESRB: E10+
File Size: 1.8 GB

Quantum Conundrum ($14.99) (Demo Also Available)
When you’re dropped off to visit your uncle, you notice something’s wrong. He’s not there to greet you and there was an explosion just as you arrived. It’s now up to you to rescue your uncle using his newest invention, the Interdimensional Shift Device. Shift between five different dimensions in real time and work your way through his crazy complex mansion! Download Quantum Conundrum now!
ESRB: E
File Size: 1.61 GB

PS2 Classics
Hannspree Ten Kate Honda SBK ($9.99)
Hop onto your favorite superbike and challenge the 2007 SBK World Championship Riders on 11 official tracks.
ESRB: E10+
File Size: 1.21 GB

PSP minis
Arcade Pool ($2.99)
Challenge your friends and family to this authentic Pool experience, with intuitive controls and a huge range of features, rewards & secrets!
ESRB: E
File Size: 47 MB

PlayStation Store Highlights

Designed by Kim Swift (one of the original developers of the classic game Portal) , Quantum Conundrum is an all-new first person puzzler which gives you the power to hop through different dimensions, manipulating the very physical traits of the world around you in real time on a quest to save your inventor Uncle, Professor Fitz Quadwrangle! Check out PlayStation Blog’s interview with developer Kim Swift from E3, and then download your copy of Quantum Conundrum today from the PlayStation Store.

The highly-anticipated RPG Rainbow Moon is finally here! Rainbow Moon is a strategy RPG with a strong emphasis on exploration, character development and turn-based battles. Embark on an epic adventure that leads you through a beautiful, isometric, open world with detailed high-definition visuals. Choose from six playable main characters with upgradeable weapons, armor and accessories (along with 100 special skills) and battle your way than 20 challenging dungeons in a fascinating story that lasts over 40 hours. PlayStation Plus members get a 20% discount — so be sure to download your copy today and check out today’s release feature on the Blog.

Game of Thrones fans will be able to continue the adventure through this fascinating universe when Game of Thrones (the game) appears in the PS3 Full Game section of the PlayStation Store today. Written in conjunction with author George R. R. Martin, Game of Thrones reveals a new chapter of the story that has spawned a collection of riveting books and an amazing TV series. Play as two former soldiers of Robert’s Rebellion who, despite divergent paths, must reunite to face a new and deadly threat to the Seven Kingdoms. You can count on this game delivering a great story with interesting twists and plenty of side missions to keep you hooked.

College football fanatics will be excited to see the full release of NCAA Football 13 hit the PlayStation Store today! With a new passing system that changes the way quarterbacks and receivers play and respond, and a new read and react defensive AI system, NCAA Football 13 delivers incredible realism on the virtual gridiron.

Not only will PlayStation Plus members will receive a 20% discount on the newly-released Rainbow Moon this week, they will also get 30% off of God of War: Origins Collection and God of War: Collection. So if you’re not a member yet, now is the time to sign up!

Get PlayStation Plus Now

There’s much more to check out this week including Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition, new PS2 Classics, and new DLC for Gravity Rush — check out additional details in today’s PlayStation Store Update.

PlayStation Plus
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Discounts
Rainbow Moon (20% off) – $11.99
God of War: Collections (30% off) – $14.69
God of War: Origins Collections (30% off) – $19.59
Full Game Trials NCAA Football 2013 Full Game Trial
Last Chance (Leaving Plus This Week) God of War: Collections (30% off) – $14.69
God of War: Origins Collections (30% off) – $19.59

Game Demos (Free)
Quantum Conundrum
When you’re dropped off to visit your uncle, you notice something’s wrong. He’s not there to greet you and there was an explosion just as you arrived. It’s now up to you to rescue your uncle using his newest invention, the Interdimensional Shift Device. Shift between five different dimensions in real time and work your way through his crazy complex mansion! Download Quantum Conundrum now!
ESRB: E
File Size: 1.61 GB

Sales
God of War: Collection (now $20.99, original price $29.99)

God of War: Origins Collection (now $27.99, original price $39.99)

Jane’s Hotel – Minis (now $1.49, original price $3.99)

Sports Champions (now $20.99, original price $29.99)

PS3 Add-ons
Babel Rising – Sky’s The Limit ($2.99)
Babel Rising adds exciting additional content that will test your almighty powers in your quest to thwart mankind from constructing the towers of Babel. In Sky’s the Limit, unleash your wrath and command the elements to defeat your targets and defend your reign over Babylon!

DC Universe Online Membership 12 Month Recurring + 4 Month Free ($119.99)
12 months of Legendary Membership to DC Universe Online for a one-time fee. Membership gives you access to maximum features and options, including extra character slots, expanded inventory, free DLC packs, unlimited cash balances and more (visit dcuniverseonline.com for full details).

DC Universe Online Membership 3 Month Recurring+1 Month Free ($38.99)
3 months of Legendary Membership to DC Universe Online for a one-time fee. Membership gives you access to maximum features and options, including extra character slots, expanded inventory, free DLC packs, unlimited cash balances and more (visit dcuniverseonline.com for full details).

DC Universe Online Membership 6 Month Recurring+2 Month Free ($71.99)
6 months of Legendary Membership to DC Universe Online for a one-time fee. Membership gives you access to maximum features and options, including extra character slots, expanded inventory, free DLC packs, unlimited cash balances and more (visit dcuniverseonline.com for full details).

Dragon’s Dogma: From A Different Sky – Part 8 ($0.99)
The eighth of the ‘From a Different Sky’ series, you will need your wits to clear all 10. Check the Pawn Guild to begin!

Dragon’s Dogma: Notice Board Quests – The Challenger ($2.99)
After accepting “Come to Court,” this item makes an extra 8 exclusive quests available at notice boards everywhere.

LittleBigPlanet 2 Fencer Costume ($0.99)
Download this costume to dress your Sackboy up as a Fencer! You must have LittleBigPlanet 2 to download and utilize this costume.

LittleBigPlanet 2 Gymnast Costume ($0.99)
Download this costume to dress your Sackboy up as a Gymnast! You must have LittleBigPlanet 2 in order to download and utilize this costume.

LittleBigPlanet 2 Horserider Costume ($0.99)
Download this costume to dress your Sackboy up as a Horserider! You must have LittleBigPlanet 2 in order to download and utilize this costume.

LittleBigPlanet 2 Summer Games Costume Pack ($2.99)
Download the Summer Games Costume Pack to dress your Sackboy in these exciting costumes: Fencer Costume, Gymnast Costume, Horserider Costume, Tennis Girl Costume, Track n’ Field Costume, and Wrestler Costume

LittleBigPlanet 2 Tennis Girl Costume ($0.99)
Download this costume to dress your Sackgirl up for Tennis! You must have LittleBigPlanet 2 in order to download and utilize this costume.

LittleBigPlanet 2 Track N’ Field Costume ($0.99)
Download this costume to dress your Sackboy up for Track n’ Field! You must have LittleBigPlanet 2 in order to download and utilize this costume.

LittleBigPlanet 2 Wrestler Costume ($0.99)
Download this costume to dress your Sackboy up as a Wrestler! You must have LittleBigPlanet 2 in order to download and utilize this costume.

NCAA Football 13: Season Ticket ($24.99)
Get early access to NCAA Football 13, 20% off on all PDLC, free Super Sim on the web, free week advance on the web, free TeamBuilder slots, and a special Season Ticket icon in-game.

NCAA Football 13 Pipeline State Addition ($1.99)
Pipeline States can help you recruit in an area while playing Dynasty Mode. After purchase you will be able to select a Pipeline State anywhere in the nation.This will affect every team you control in Dynasty Mode and Online Dynasty Mode.

NCAA Football 13 5 Star Defensive Back ($0.99)
Your caliber coming out of the High School Playoffs in Road to Glory mode directly affects the attributes of your created player. You will be able to start your college career as a 5 star Cornerback, Strong Safety, or Free Safety every time you create a player in Road to Glory mode after purchase.

NCAA Football 13 5 Star Defensive Line ($0.99)
Your caliber coming out of the High School Playoffs in Road to Glory mode directly affects the attributes of your created player. You will be able to start your college career as a 5 star Defensive End or Defensive Tackle every time you create a player in Road to Glory mode after purchase.

NCAA Football 13 5 Star Linebacker ($0.99)
Your caliber coming out of the High School Playoffs in Road to Glory mode directly affects the attributes of your created player. You will be able to start your college career as a 5 star Linebacker every time you create a player in Road to Glory mode after purchase.

NCAA Football 13 5 Star Receiver ($0.99)
Your caliber coming out of the High School Playoffs in Road to Glory mode directly affects the attributes of your created player and a 5 star recruit. You will be able to start your college career as a 5 star Wide Receiver every time you create a player in Road to Glory mode after purchase.

NCAA Football 13 5 Star Running Back ($1.99)
Your caliber coming out of the High School Playoffs in Road to Glory mode directly affects the attributes of your created player. You will be able to start your college career as a 5 star Halfback every time you create a player in Road to Glory mode after purchase.

NCAA Football 13 All 5 Star Recruits ($5.99)
Your caliber coming out of the High School Playoffs in Road to Glory mode directly affects the attributes of your created player. You will be able to start your college career as a 5 star player at any position every time you create a player in Road to Glory after purchase.

NCAA Football 13 All Dynasty Time Savers ($14.99)
Unlocks all of the Dynasty Time Savers: Recruiting Advisor, Coaching Seminar, School Pitches Improvements, Maximum Player Training, Pipeline State Addition, Recruiting Reports, and SuperSim Online. These will affect every team you control in Dynasty Mode. Online features require NCAA Football 13 Online Pass.

NCAA Football 13 Coaching Seminar ($1.99)
The Coaching Seminar in Dynasty gives you the maximum chance to keep players from leaving your school early through the promises you make. Also this will add to the Coach Prestige grade by one level. This will affect every team you control in Dynasty and Online Dynasty.

NCAA Football 13 Commish Bundle ($6.99)
With this entitlement you gain access to Week Advance Anywhere and Commish of 5 Online Dynasties. You’ll be able to run up to 5 Online Dynasties as the commissioner and be able to advance the weeks from wherever you access www.easports.com/dynasty. Online features require NCAA Football 13 Online Pass.

NCAA Football 13 Commish Of 3 Online Dynasties ($2.99)
This entitlement will give you more space on the NCAA Football 13 Online Dynasty servers which lets you control more than one Online Dynasty. You will be able to control up to a maximum of 3 Online Dynasties as the commissioner with this entitlement. Online features require NCAA Football 13 Online Pass.

NCAA Football 13 Commish Of 5 Online Dynasties ($4.99)
Season Ticket subscribers get 20% off all downloadable content purchased from within the game. This entitlement will give you more space on the NCAA Football 13 Online Dynasty servers which lets you control more than one Online Dynasty. You will be able to control up to a maximum of 5 Online Dynasties as the commissioner with this entitlement. Online features require NCAA Football 13 Online Pass.

NCAA Football 13 Max Coach Trust ($1.99)
Get the maximum amount of coach trust to earn on field abilities like audibles, hot routes, and changing the play in the huddle.

NCAA Football 13 Max Reaction Time ($1.99)
Get the maximum possible reaction time by boosting your Awareness rating to 99.

NCAA Football 13 Max Teambuilder Slots ($9.99)
This will give you a total of 120 slots to download teams for use in Play Now, Online, and Dynasty Mode.Online features require NCAA Football 13 Online Pass.

NCAA Football 13 Maximum Player Training ($1.99)
This item will allow teams with lower prestige to train their players like one of the big boys. This will affect every team you control in Dynasty Mode and Online Dynasty Mode.

NCAA Football 13 Power Pack ($24.99)
Power up your NCAA Football 13 experience. Included are all the Dynasty Time Savers, Road to Glory Time Savers,120 TeamBuilder slots, Commish of 5 Online Dynasties, and Week Advance Anywhere. Online features require NCAA Football 13 Online Pass.

NCAA Football 13 Recruiting Advisor ($2.99)
The Recruiting Advisor will deliver premium recruiting info each week that you can use to gain the edge on the recruiting trail. This affects every team you control in Dynasty and Online Dynasty.

NCAA Football 13 Recruiting Reports ($1.99)
Learn where your rivals are spending their Recruiting Time every week in Dynasty Mode to help you determine how much time to spend on a prospect. This will affect every team you control in Dynasty Mode and Online Dynasty Mode.

NCAA Football 13 School Pitches Improvements ($1.99)
This item will increase your pitches in Recruiting by one level. This item will improve the following pitches: Championship Contender, Pro Potential, Program Tradition, and Television Exposure. This will affect every team you control in Dynasty Mode and Online Dynasty Mode.

NCAA Football 13 SuperSim Online ($1.99)
Have even more control over your team in Online Dynasty using www.easports.com/dynasty. Once purchased, you can access SuperSim Online and take control of your team’s games wherever you access the website. Online features require NCAA Football 13 Online Pass.

NCAA Football 13 Triple Your Xp ($2.99)
Improve your attributes faster by earning XP points at triple the normal rate.

NCAA Football 13 Week Advance Anywhere ($2.99)
With this entitlement you will gain access to be able to advance the weeks of your Online Dynasty from www.easports.com/dynasty. Online features require NCAA Football 13 Online Pass.

Rainbow Moon – 35,000 Rainbow Coins ($0.99)
Need more cash? Download this product and 35,000 Rainbow Coins will be added to your coin bag.

Rainbow Moon – 5,000 Rainbow Coins ($0.49)
Need a little extra cash? Download this product and 5,000 Rainbow Coins will be added to your coin bag.

Rainbow Moon – 50,000 Rainbow Pearls (Baldren) + Black Ring ($1.99)
Do you want to give your character a big boost? Download this product and 50,000 Rainbow Pearls will be added to Baldren’s inventory. You will also receive a Black Ring, a powerful accessory with unique characteristics.

Rainbow Moon – 50,000 Rainbow Pearls (Dozeru) + Pearl Ring ($1.99)
Do you want to give your character a big boost? Download this product and 50,000 Rainbow Pearls will be added to Dozeru’s inventory. You will also receive a Pearl Ring, a powerful accessory with unique characteristics.

Rainbow Moon – 50,000 Rainbow Pearls (Trisha) + Fire Ring ($1.99)
Do you want to give your character a big boost? Download this product and 50,000 Rainbow Pearls will be added to Trisha’s inventory. You will also receive a Fire Ring, a powerful accessory with unique characteristics.

Rainbow Moon – 500 Rainbow Pearls (Baldren) ($0.49)
Do you want to give your character a little boost? Download this product and 500 Rainbow Pearls will be added to Baldren’s inventory.

Rainbow Moon – 500 Rainbow Pearls (Dozeru) ($0.49)
Do you want to give your character a little boost? Download this product and 500 Rainbow Pearls will be added to Dozeru’s inventory.

Rainbow Moon – 500 Rainbow Pearls (Gorodo) ($0.49)
Do you want to give your character a little boost? Download this product and 500 Rainbow Pearls will be added to Gorodo’s inventory.

Rainbow Moon – 500 Rainbow Pearls (Serena) ($0.49)
Do you want to give your character a little boost? Download this product and 500 Rainbow Pearls will be added to Serena’s inventory.

Rainbow Moon – 500 Rainbow Pearls (Trisha) ($0.49)
Do you want to give your character a little boost? Download this product and 500 Rainbow Pearls will be added to Trisha’s inventory.

Rainbow Moon – 500 Rainbow Pearls (Zelorus) ($0.49)
Do you want to give your character a little boost? Download this product and 500 Rainbow Pearls will be added to Zelorus’s inventory.

Rainbow Moon – Rainbow Pearls Bundle (Small) ($1.99)
Do you want to give all your characters a little boost? Download this bundle and 500 Rainbow Pearls will be added to each of your character’s inventories.

Rainbow Moon Amulet Set (Single) ($0.99)
Download this Amulet Set to obtain Kjayudo’s Revenge Amulet, a valuable item with massive boost potential.

Rainbow Moon Beginner’s Kit ($0.00)
Download this free Beginner’s Kit for free cash and character boosting Rainbow Pearls. This will prove a great help during the start of your journey. It contains the following items that will be automatically added to your inventory:
100 Rainbow Coins
10 Rainbow Pearls (for Baldren)

Rainbow Moon Starter Pack (Small) ($0.99)
Do you need a little boost? Download this Starter Pack and the following items will be added to your inventory:
5,000 Rainbow Coins
600 Rainbow Pearls (100 per character)

Record Of Agarest War 2 1st Extra Character ($2.49)
Hark! Allies that will share in your joys and sorrows have come in droves! Now, it is time to overcome adversity together!

Record Of Agarest War 2 Additional Bath Costumes ($2.99)
Here is something for one of the lovely ladies in your life to bathe in! Why not get one of them to put it on now?!

Record Of Agarest War 2 Add-On Dungeon 2 Graccea ($0.00)
This will allow you to access the all-new dungeon -Calendrier Temple- which is guarded by the Yurle clan, and will be accessible during the second generation. To get there, you must first reach a certain point in the game and trigger a specific event scene. A new adventure awaits you…

Record Of Agarest War 2 Bonus Point Pack 2 ($0.00)
Thank you for your dedication to personal financial ruin. Today we offer you a pack containing a plethora of useful points and cash money. What you’ll find inside: 100,000G, 100PP, 10,000TP.

Record Of Agarest War 2 Bonus Point Pack 3 ($2.99)
Thank you for your lack of financial restraint. Today we offer you a pack containing a plethora of useful points and cash money. What you’ll find inside: 5,000,000G, 500PP, 50,000TP.

Record Of Agarest War 2 Right To The Blacksmith Pack 3 ($0.00)
You there, are you still sad that you can’t use the blacksmith shop -Warrior Soul- because of a dearth of materials?! Well, take these wondrous materials and run like the wind to -Warrior Soul-!
Flame Soul x5, Ice Soul x5, Thunder Soul x5, Wind Soul x5, Earth Soul x5, Darkness Soul x5, Light Soul x5, Damascus x2.

Record Of Agarest War 2 Veteran’s Survival Pack ($0.00)
Thank you for your continued patronage. To show our gratitude for your pathological addiction to our services, the Hunter’s Guild has prepared a number of helpful recovery items for the dedicated hunters out there. The list includes: Remedy Herb x 3, Relief Kraut x 2, Elixir x 2, Elixir of Life x 1, Blessed Flower x 2, Vessel of Life x 1, Bijou Root x 2.

Soulcalibur V Cepheus Compatibility Pack 7 ($0.00)
You must have the Cepheus Compatibility Pack 7 to purchase and use the following in Creation: Tekken Costumes 2, Sexy Costumes 2, Classic Costumes 1.

Soulcalibur V Classic Costumes 1 ($2.99)
This pack contains costumes for Talim and Seong Mi-na in SOULCALIBUR IV for female characters. Please visit Cepheus Store for detailed information about this product. (Download “Cepheus Compatibility Pack 7″ to view details and use the items.)

Soulcalibur V Sexy Costumes 2 ($2.99)
Add a little sexiness to your life. This pack has a female police officer costume and late night costume for males. Please visit Cepheus Store for detailed information about this product. (Download “Cepheus Compatibility Pack 7″ to view details and use the items.)

Soulcalibur V Tekken Costumes 2 ($1.99)
Here’s our second installment of our Tekken crossover. These are only for females and focus on Kazama family. Please visit Cepheus Store for detailed information about this product. (Download “Cepheus Compatibility Pack 7″ to view details and use the items.)

Rocksmith
I Believe In A Thing Called Love By The Darkness ($2.99)
Paralyzer By Finger Eleven ($2.99)
Redneck By Lamb Of God ($2.99)

Rock Band 3
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.
Crawling Back to You – Daughtry ($1.99)
Daughtry Pack 01 – Daughtry ($5.49)
It’s Not Over – Daughtry ($1.99)
No Surprise – Daughtry ($1.99)

Rock Band Network v2.0
Death of a Dream – Halcyon Way ($0.99)
Desecration Day – Halcyon Way ($0.99)
Hapless – Seven Day Sonnet ($1.99)
Heroism – Mystakin ($0.99)
Mouth Without a Head – Halcyon Way ($0.99)

PS3 Add-Ons (Available In-Game Only)
Magic 2013 ‘Ancient Wilds’ Deck Key ($0.99)
Yeva’s fully unlocked “Ancient Wilds” green deck. Yeva is a nature shaman from Ravnica, a world covered in city. Yeva’s mystical connection to the wild runs deep. All creatures in Ravnica’s forests heed her call. Elves and elementals alike fight for Yeva in her struggle against the ever-expanding city. Additional content for Magic 2013.

Magic 2013 ‘Ancient Wilds’ Foil Conversion ($0.99)
Convert all uncommon, rare, and mythic rare cards in Yeva’s “Ancient Wilds” green deck to premium foil cards. Additional content for Magic 2013.

Magic 2013 ‘Born Of Flame’ Deck Key ($0.99)
Chandra Nalaar’s fully unlocked “Born of Flame” red deck. Chandra Nalaar is a hot-tempered pyromancer who wields powerful fire magic against her foes. The tools of Chandra’s quest for freedom include elementals and phoenixes, the embodiments of red mana. Additional content for Magic 2013.

Magic 2013 ‘Born Of Flame’ Foil Conversion ($0.99)
Convert all uncommon, rare, and mythic rare cards in Chandra Nalaar’s “Born of Flame” red deck to premium foil cards. Additional content for Magic 2013.

Magic 2013 ‘Celestial Light’ Deck Key ($0.99)
Ajani Goldmane’s fully unlocked “Celestial Light” white deck. Ajani Goldmane works his magic through others, purifying body and soul. Use powerful life gain effects to outlast your opponent in your march to victory! Additional content for Magic 2013.

Magic 2013 ‘Celestial Light’ Foil Conversion ($0.99)
Convert all uncommon, rare, and mythic rare cards in Ajani Goldmane’s “Celestial Light” white deck to premium foil cards. Additional content for Magic 2013.

Magic 2013 ‘Crosswinds’ Deck Key ($0.99)
Talrand’s fully unlocked “Crosswinds” blue deck. Talrand rose from the depths of Shandalar’s seas to rule the skies above them. A powerful sorcerer, Talrand summons fearsome drakes to fight his foes. They are joined by angry sphinxes ready to bring their ancient power and strength against any opponent. Additional content for Magic 2013.

Magic 2013 ‘Crosswinds’ Foil Conversion ($0.99)
Convert all uncommon, rare, and mythic rare cards in Talrand’s “Crosswinds” blue deck to premium foil cards. Additional content for Magic 2013.

Magic 2013 ‘Dream Puppets’ Deck Key ($0.99)
Jace Beleren’s fully unlocked “Dream Puppets” blue deck. Jace Beleren specializes in mind-magic, wielding illusion and deception, always keeping foes off-balance. Jace’s powerful magic can turn opposing creatures against their masters. Additional content for Magic 2013.

Magic 2013 ‘Dream Puppets’ Foil Conversion ($0.99)
Convert all uncommon, rare, and mythic rare cards in Jace Beleren’s “Dream Puppets” blue deck to premium foil cards. Additional content for Magic 2013.

Magic 2013 ‘Exalted Darkness’ Deck Key ($0.99)
Nefarox’s fully unlocked “Exalted Darkness” white and black deck. Nefarox is the demon overlord of Grixis, a dark and hellish land overrun with death magic. Nefarox’s might is so great that cultists revere and worship him, and this reverence gives Nefarox real power. Additional content for Magic 2013.

Magic 2013 ‘Exalted Darkness’ Foil Conversion ($0.99)
Convert all uncommon, rare, and mythic rare cards in Nefarox’s “Exalted Darkness” white-black deck to premium foil cards. Additional content for Magic 2013.

Magic 2013 ‘Goblin Gangland’ Deck Key ($0.99)
Krenko’s fully unlocked “Goblin Gangland” red deck. Krenko’s gang of goblins is a constant thorn in the side of the authorities on Ravnica. Krenko is no ordinary goblin. He is smart and cunning, and he inspires fervent loyalty in his followers. With enough time, Krenko’s goblins can bash any problem—or person—to bits. Additional content for Magic 2013.

Magic 2013 ‘Goblin Gangland’ Foil Conversion ($0.99)
Convert all uncommon, rare, and mythic rare cards in Liliana Vess’s “Obedient Dead” black deck to premium foil cards. Additional content for Magic 2013.

Magic 2013 ‘Obedient Dead’ Deck Key ($0.99)
Liliana Vess’s fully unlocked “Obedient Dead” black deck. Liliana Vess is a necromancer, specializing in dark magic that unlocks power from death. The risen dead fight for Liliana, and their ranks swell every time she claims another victory. Additional content for Magic 2013.

Magic 2013 ‘Obedient Dead’ Foil Conversion ($0.99)
Convert all uncommon, rare, and mythic rare cards in Liliana Vess’s “Obedient Dead” black deck to premium foil cards. Additional content for Magic 2013.

Magic 2013 ‘Pack Instinct’ Deck Key ($0.99)
Garruk Wildspeaker’s fully unlocked “Pack Instinct” green deck. Garruk Wildspeaker is a hunter, deeply attuned to creature magic. Garruk is always on a quest for bigger prey, and his travels have taught him well. Garruk has tamed ferocious beasts from across the Multiverse. Use these beasts to overrun the opposition! Additional content for Magic 2013.

Magic 2013 ‘Pack Instinct’ Foil Conversion ($0.99)
Convert all uncommon, rare, and mythic rare cards in Garruk Wildpeaker’s “Pack Instinct” green deck to premium foil cards. Additional content for Magic 2013.

Magic 2013 ‘Peacekeepers’ Deck Key ($0.99)
Odric’s fully unlocked “Peacekeepers” white deck. Odric is a mighty warrior from Innistrad, where humanity is under constant assault from the terrors of the night. As formidable as he is with a sword, Odric’s real strength is his army. Additional content for Magic 2013.

Magic 2013 ‘Peacekeepers’ Foil Conversion ($0.99)
Convert all uncommon, rare, and mythic rare cards in Odric’s “Peacekeepers” white deck to premium foil cards. Additional content for Magic 2013.

PS Vita Add-Ons
Gravity Rush Maid Costume Pack ($3.99)
The Gravity Rush Maid Costume Pack includes a brand new costume for Kat and contains 4 extra missions, including 2 Side Missions and 2 Challenge Missions. The Side Missions will be playable after completing Episode 4 in the main game. The Challenge Missions will become available after completing Episode 6 in the main game. The costume will be available upon completion of the first side mission in this DLC.

Avatars
Rainbow Moon Baldren Avatar ($0.49)
Rainbow Moon Earth Golem Avatar ($0.49)
Rainbow Moon Flying Imp Avatar ($0.49)
Rainbow Moon Sting Wasp Avatar ($0.49)
Rainbow Moon Trisha Avatar ($0.49)

Game Videos (Free)
Assassin’s Creed III E3 2012 Commented Frontier Walkthrough
Dirt Showdown – Ultimate Hoonigan Trailer
Far Cry 3 Co-Op Debut Trailer
Far Cry 3 E3 2012 Step Into Insanity Trailer
God of War: Ascension Single-Player World Premiere (720p) 368 MB
Oddworld: Stranger’S Wrath HD – 3DTV Move Trailer
Sound Shapes Meets Jim Guthrie Video (SD, 720p, 1080p, PSP, PS Vita)
Xcom: Enemy Unknown – Last Stand Trailer

PS3 Themes
American Girl Wendy Premium Theme ($2.99)
Bad Brunettes Theme ($1.99)
Benoit’s Dream Tomato Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Big Bang Static Theme ($1.99)
Blonde Beauties Theme ($2.99)
Cube Wall Static Theme ($1.49)
Dynamic Anime Theme 5 ($2.99)
Dynamic Comic Hero Theme ($2.99)
Dynamic Green Stream Theme ($2.99)
Dynamic Green Stream Theme 2 ($2.99)
Dynamic Lombok Waterfall Theme ($2.99)
Fly Away Static theme ($1.49)
Game On Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Girls With Tattoos Theme ($1.99)
Grimm Fairy Tales Theme ($1.99)
Honey Tease Static Theme ($1.49)
Hot Skulls Static Theme ($1.49)
Lovely Latinas Theme ($1.99)
Mech Assault: Canyon Gunner Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Mech Assault: Carbon Cleanse Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Mech Assault: Catalytic Triad Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Mech Assault: Guerrilla Recon Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Naughty Nurses Static Theme ($0.99)
Play Or Die Static Theme ($1.99)
Stairway to Heaven Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Steppin Out Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Wonderland Theme ($1.99)

PSP Themes
American Girl Wendy PSP Theme 1 ($1.99)
American Girl Wendy PSP Theme 2 ($1.99)
Comic Hero PSP Theme ($1.99)
Death Dealer PSP Theme 3 ($2.99)
Partytime PSP Theme ($1.49)
Play Or Die PSP Theme ($1.49)

Wallpapers
BEYOND: Two Souls Reveal Wallpaper ($0.00)
COUNTER STRIKE GLOBAL OFFENSIVE WALLPAPER COMICON 2012 ($0.00)
LittleBigPlanet Karting Wallpaper ($0.00)
Rainbow Moon Demon Mage Wallpaper ($0.00)
Rainbow Moon Demon Warrior Wallpaper ($0.00)
Rainbow Moon Walking Bone Wallpaper ($0.00)
SLEEPING DOGS COMICON 2012 – WALLPAPER ($0.00)
Sports Champions 2 Wallpaper ($0.00)
The Expendables 2 Videogame Wallpaper (Comic-Con) ($0.00)


Playstation Store Update for July 3, 2012
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PlayStation Store Update
+ Posted by Grace Chen // Director, PlayStation Store
With Independence Day on the horizon, we’re happy to break out some fireworks of our own to celebrate great new games and content coming to the PlayStation Store this week!

PS3 Full Games
Disney/Pixar Brave ($44.99)
In Disney/Pixar Brave: The Video Game, challenge destiny and change your fate! Play as Merida, a Will ‘o the Wisp, and other popular characters, from new Disney/Pixar film, as you run, jump and battle your way through the rugged landscape of mythical Scotland. Help end of a magical blight that has befallen the land while you combat enemies, solve challenging puzzles and obstacles in order to bring peace and unity back to Scotland.
ESRB: E10+
File Size: 3 GB

Spec Ops: The Line ($59.99)
It’s been 6 months since Dubai was wiped off the map by a cataclysmic sandstorm. Thousands of lives were lost, including those of American soldiers sent to evacuate the city. Today, the city lies buried under sand, the world’s most opulent ruin.
ESRB: M
File Size: 5.46 GB

Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends ($49.99)
Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends is the ultimate driving experience for fans of the Ferrari Brand.
ESRB: E
File Size: 2.25 GB

Sonic Generations ($29.99)
Sonic’s universe is thrown into chaos when a mysterious new power comes into force, creating ‘time holes’ which take Sonic and his friends back in time. Revisit some of the most iconic environments of the past 20 years, playing as Classic Sonic in re-imagined 2D side scrolling levels, and as Modern Sonic in all new, stunning 3D levels. Will they find out who is behind this diabolical deed?
ESRB: E
File Size: 8.5 GB

The Adventures Of Tintin : The Game ($39.99)
In the Adventures of TinTin, players will experience non-stop action as they investigate the mystery of a lifetime that may lead them to one of the greatest sunken treasures. But the quest won’t be easy and players will need to join forces with the quick-witted dog Snowy and the grumpy Captain Haddock to beat greedy art collectors, kooky arms dealers, and other crooks to reveal the truth behind the Secret of the Unicorn ship.
ESRB: E10+
File Size: 7.06 GB

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 ($59.99)
Tee-off with the most comprehensive swing mechanic revamp in over a decade in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13! Also uncover several more trailblazing features including Online Country Clubs, Coins, Pins Collections and relive first-hand Tiger Woods’ most memorable golf accomplishments in Tiger Legacy Challenge mode.
ESRB: E
File Size: 4.79 GB

PSN Games
BELLATOR MMA ONSLAUGHT (Demo Also Available) ($14.99)
Nominated for ‘Best Sports Game’ and ‘Best Fighting Game’ at E3 by Neoseeker. Based on Bellator Fighting Championships, it is a first of its kind, a fast paced arcade style MMA fighting game with easy to understand controls that enable players to quickly master the clinch and ground game. Design your own fighter and compete against other players’ creations and the best Bellator fighters to level your fighter and master MMA techniques.
ESRB: T
File Size: 2.77 GB

Dungeon Twister ($9.99)
Two teams of adventurers with supernatural powers are locked up in the same dungeon. Only one team can walk out. Will it be yours? Choose to flee or to fight. Make the dungeon’s rooms rotate to help you advance… or prevent your opponent’s progress. Play alone or confront other players on PlayStation Network in this turn-based strategy game.
ESRB: T
File Size: 156 MB

PS2 Classics
Bloodrayne 2 ($9.99)
The Cult of Kagan has unleashed horrors upon the world in their pursuit of supremacy. Only Rayne can take them down.
ESRB: M
File Size: 4.4 GB


PlayStation Store Highlights
Download the critically-acclaimed third person shooter Spec Ops: The Line from the PlayStation Store this week and jump into a provocative and gripping game designed to challenge players’ morality by putting them in the middle of unspeakable situations where unimaginable choices must be made. Set in a war-ravaged Dubai, you’ll use the tactical squad-based Delta Force gameplay throughout a horizontally and vertically-oriented world, complete with devastating sandstorms that have serious impact on combat.

In addition to Spec Ops: The Line, be sure to download other great PS3 Full Games this week including Sonic Generations, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, and Disney/Pixar’s Brave.

Visit the PSN Summer Sale website to get all the details on this amazing sale.
The PSN Summer Sale kicks off today as well! featuring amazing titles at stellar discounts. This week-long sale runs from now until July9th and delivers class games like Shadow of the Colossus, inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood, Killzone 3 Multiplayerat great discounts to all PlayStation gamers, with Plus members receiving an even greater discount at 50% (or more) off all titles!

Tape up in a fight for the title with Bellator: MMA Onslaught! “Title shots are earned, not given” in this hard-hitting game which squares players off toe-to-toe with some of the world’s top fighters as they compete in authentic Bellator events. Download your copy today from the PlayStation Store.

Dungeon Twister is a turn-based strategy game that some describe as a mix between chess and Dungeons & Dragons. This hit board-game is making its digital debut today in the PlayStation Store . Check out the Dungeon Twister dedicated post to learn more about the game’s tactical, and fun, multiplayer.

Today’s PlayStation Plus update today brings 3 new games to every member’s Instant Game Collection! Beginning today, you’re able to download Gotham City Impostors, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, and Renegade Ops FREE with your membership. There are also the fantastic discounts you get with the PSN Summer Sale, new Full Game Trials to check out, and some exclusive avatars to purchase. Check out this week’s dedicated Plus post for more! And if you’re not a member yet, there’s never been a better time to join. Click here to purchase online, or activate on the PlayStation Store.

Here is the rest of the PlayStation Store update:

PlayStation Plus

422

Instant Game Collection Additions
Gotham City Impostors
Pac Man DX Championship Edition
Renegade Ops

Summer Sale Added Discounts
Gotham City Impostors – FREE
NBA JAM: On Fire Edition – $7.34
REAL STEEL – $4.89
The House of the Dead III – $3.42
Crysis – $9.79
Closure – $7.34
Jurassic Park: The Game – Full Season – $9.79
Worms Ultimate Mayhem – $7.34
Shadow of the Colossus – $9.79
inFAMOUS Festival of Blood – $4.89
Killzone3 Multiplayer – $7.34
Exclusive Avatars
Dynasty Warriors 7 Avatar Pack 1 ($1.99)
Dynasty Warriors 7 Avatar Pack 2 ($1.99)
Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar Pack ($1.99)
Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Pack ($1.99)
Warriors Orochi 3 Orochi Pack ($1.99)
Full Game Trials
Tiger Woods Pga Tour 13 Full Game Trial
The Adventures Of Tintin : The Game Full Game Trial

Game Demos (Free)
Summer Stars 2012 Demo
Take on your friends or play on your own in a huge variety of summer sports & special challenges to see if you have what it takes to bring home the gold this summer!
ESRB: E

Bellator MMA Onslaught Demo
Tape up in a fight for the title with Bellator: MMA Onslaught!
ESRB: T

Pre-Orders
NCAA FOOTBALL 13 ($59.99)
Take your team to victory with a former Heisman Trophy winner on your team with NCAA Football 13. With one of 10 former Heisman winners on your roster, see if you have the confidence and poise to utilize his legendary skill set to once again capture the Heisman Trophy—this time for your school.

PS3 Add-ons
Dragon’s Dogma: A Face Of A Different Color
Change your attitude with seven new color variations and six new voice types, and receive the Nameless Armor as a bonus.

Dragon’s Dogma: From A Different Sky – Part 7
The seventh of the ‘From a Different Sky’ series, you’ll need your wits to clear all 10. Check the Pawn Guild to begin!

Max Payne 3 – Classic Max Payne Multiplayer Character
Customize your multiplayer avatar with this Classic Max Payne Character inspired by the original Max Payne.

Max Payne 3 – Deadly Force
Equip the Deadly Force Burst in your loadout to get extra stopping power with higher damage bullets in Max Payne 3 multiplayer.

Max Payne 3 Local Justice Pack
The Local Justice Pack includes the new 55th Battalion HQ, The Imperial Palace and Departure Lounge maps for Max Payne 3 Multiplayer. It also includes the Light Fingers Item for faster looting, M4 Assault Rifle and more.

Max Payne 3 – Pill Bottle Item
Equip the Pill Bottle Item in your loadout for the ability to carry more painkillers in Max Payne 3 multiplayer.

Max Payne 3 – Silent Killer Loadout Pack
The Silent Killer Loadout Pack includes the Light Anti-Tank Weapon, Slippery Character Burst to quickly escape a firefight and Listening Device Item that amplifies player hearing so you can better hear enemies approaching you.

Max Payne 3 Cemetery Map
With a wintry New York City skyline, sniping positions amongst the monuments, circular fighting arenas in a rotunda garden and a looming mausoleum, the Cemetery Multiplayer Map makes a fitting final home for your enemies.

Record Of Agarest War 2 1St Generation Exclusive Pack
Equipment specifically for the heroes of the first generation.
Felicity Blessing (Weiss) x 1, Myumille Wand (Aina) x 1, Mr. Fluff-fluff (Felenne) x 1, Brynhildr Lance (Victoria) x 1, -Their- Bandana (Jainus) x 1, Happy Straw (Fiona) x 1.

Record Of Agarest War 2 Frensberge Specialty Pack 1
A wonderful collection of items made in the image of Frensberge’s most colorful citizens! Oden Dagger x 1, Garden Weasel x 1, Schmootz Paws x 1, Melon Sickle x 1, Gluttony Coupon x 1, Faster! Pussycat x 1.

Record Of Agarest War 2 Overtake Your Rival Pack 1
With the fine items listed below, you should be able to progress through your journey with ease.
STR Up x2, Vit Up x2, INT Up x2, MND Up x2, AGI Up x2, DEX Up x2, Max HP Up x2.

Record Of Agarest War 2 Peddling Damascus Sp Pack
Welcome! Your loving Uncle Duke has wandered the world to bring you wonderful merchandise! Damascus Sword x1, Damascus Spear x1, Damascus Scythe x1, Bracelet of Feicui x1, White Frame x1, Lucky Charm x1.

Record Of Agarest War 2 Right To The Blacksmith Pack 1
For those who lament their ability to gather the necessary materials to truly take advantage of the blacksmith shop Warrior Soul, weep no more! Take the following items and make haste to Warrior Soul now! Element of Flame x5, Element of Ice x5, Element of Thunder x5, Element of Wind x5, Element of Earth x5, Darkness Element x5, Element of Light x5.

Record Of Agarest War 2 Right To The Blacksmith Pack 2
For those you lack the fortitude required to Convert items, or if you simply lack the time, fear not! Take these items and make your way to Warrior Soul with all due haste! Silver Ore x10, Platinum Ore x10, Bauxite x5, Trogtalite x5, Magnetite x5, Dolomite x5, Pileroth x5.

Record Of Agarest War 2 Skilled Hunter’S Survival Pack
Thank you for your continued business. To celebrate your love of unrestrained spending, the Hunter’s Guild has put together a collection of helpful recovery items for you dedicated hunters out there. This wonderful package contains the following: Cure Grass x3, Relief Herb x2, Magic Herb x3, Revitalizing Herb x2, Blessed Fruit x3, Stone of Life x2, Marfile Seed x1, Divine Branch x2.

Saints Row: The Third – Genki Girl Pack
Drive in Genki Girl style with this assortment of vehicles. Sad Panda sports a dune buggy, Angry Tiger has her motorcycle, and Sexy Kitten drives a special sports car. Each of these rides is themed after the girls themselves, and pack a deadly surprise!

Street Fighter X Tekken – Color Palette Add-On 5
The 5th color pack (4-color set) for character color customization.

Rock Band 3
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.
GONZO – All-American Rejects ($1.99)
Happy? – Mudvayne ($1.99)
Satellite – Rise Against ($1.99)
File size: 22 MB – 35 MB (singles)

Rock Band Network v2.0
ABSOLUTE – Gatling ($.99)
HEY THERE MR. BROOKS – Asking Alexandria ($1.99)
I – Before Nine ($1.99)
JE COLLECTIONNE DES CANARDS (VIVANTS) – Ultra Vomit ($1.99)
XENOCHRIST – The Faceless ($1.99)
File size: 18 MB – 40 MB (singles)

PS Vita Add-Ons
Hustle Kings Crazy Table Pack: Hex Crazy
Compatible with PlayStation Vita system only. Download this pack and shoot your way to the Hustle Kings Hex Bar for an additional pool table that’ll make even the coolest hustler break into a sweat. To use this download, you will need the Hustle Kings game.

Additional Sales and Deals
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation Content Pack 3 (now $7.49, original price $14.99)

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Escalation Pack 2 (now $7.49, original price $14.99)

Call Of Duty: Black Ops First Strike: Pack 1 (now $7.49, original price $14.99)

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection Content Pack 4 (now $7.49, original price $14.99)

Call Of Duty: Black Ops With First Strike (Ps3 Full Game Bundle) (now $33.49, original price $49.99)

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Elite Collection 1 (now $7.99, original price $14.99)

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Elite Collection 2 (now $7.99, original price $14.99)

Catherine (now $19.99, original price $39.99)

Class Of Heroes Legacy (now $7.49, original price $14.99)

Closure (now $10.49, original price $14.99)

Crimson Gem Saga Digital (now $7.49, original price $14.99)

Crysis (now $13.99, original price $19.99)

Crysis 2 (now $19.99, original price $39.99)

Cuboid (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Dead Space 2 (now $19.99, original price $29.99)

Droplitz (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Gotham City Impostors (now $10.49, original price $14.99)

Hexyz Force Digital (now $7.49, original price $14.99)

Hydrophobia Prophecy (now $2.49, original price $9.99)

inFAMOUS Festival of Blood (now $6.99, original price $9.99)

Interpol: The Trail Of Dr. Chaos (now $2.49, original price $4.99)

Jurassic Park: The Game – Full Season (Episode 1-4 Bundle) (now $13.99, original price $19.99)

Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble Digital (now $7.49, original price $14.99)

Killzone 3 Multiplayer (now $10.49, original price 14.99)

Knights In The Nightmare (now $7.49, original price $14.99)

Madden NFL 12 (now $39.99, original price $59.99)

Madden NFL 12 PSP (now $19.99, original price $39.99)

Magic Orbz (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

NBA Jam On Fire Edition (now $10.49, original price $14.99)

NCAA Football 12 (now $29.99, original price $59.99)

REAL STEEL (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Renegade Ops (now $10.49, original price $14.99)

Renegade Ops Coldstrike Campaign (now $2.49, original price $4.99)

Renegade Ops: Vehicle Pack (now $1.49, original price $2.99)

Ricochet HD (now $2.49, original price $4.99)

Riviera: The Promised Land Legacy (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Rock Of Ages (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Shadow of the Colossus (now $13.99, original price $19.99)

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin Digital (now $14.99, original price $29.99)

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable Digital (now $9.99, original price $19.99)

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona Digital (now $9.99, original price $19.99)

Sky Fighters (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Smash Cars (now $7.49, original price $14.99)

The Cursed Crusade (now $14.99, original price $19.99)

The House Of The Dead III (now $4.89, original price $6.99)

Trine 2 (now $7.49, original price $14.99)

Wakeboarding HD (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Worms Ultimate Mayhem (now $10.49, original price $14.99)

Yggdra Union Legacy (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Avatars
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Ghost 7 Avatar ($0.49)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Ghost 8 Avatar ($0.49)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Ghost 9 Avatar ($0.49)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Ghost 10 Avatar ($0.49)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Ghost 11 Avatar ($0.49)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Ghost 12 Avatar ($0.49)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Ghost 13 Avatar ($0.49)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Ghost 14 Avatar ($0.49)

Game Videos (Free)
Dirt Showdown – Boost For The Win Trailer
Dirt Showdown Destruction Trailer
Hell Yeah! Wrath Of The Dead Rabbit Monsters Trailer
Need For Speed Most Wanted Announce Trailer
PULSE 7/3 Edition (SD, 1080, Vita)
Resistance: Burning Skies Launch Trailer (SD, 720, 1080, PSP, Vita)
Resistance: Burning Skies Story Trailer (720, 1080,PSP, Vita)
South Park: Stick Of Truth Trailer
Tom Clancy’S Splinter Cell Blacklist World Premiere Trailer
Wonderbook Announce Video (SD, 720, 1080)
Wonderbook: Book of Spells – Announce Trailer
WWE’13 – Mike Tyson Trailer

PS3 Themes
Digital Blasphemy: Desert Dawn ($2.99)
Dynamic Attack Of The Zombies 3 ($2.99)
Dynamic Death Dealer 3 ($2.99)
L5R – Daylight Assassin Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
L5R – Defender of Eternal Sun Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
L5R – House of the Spirit Blade Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
L5R – Shogun Dynasty Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
L5R – Storm Weaver Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Lindsay Kaye Premium Theme 3 ($2.99)
Lindsay Kaye Premium Theme 4 ($2.99)

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LOTS of games on sale this week (PSN Summer Sale). Discounts are even more on some games if you are PS+ member.

Happy 4th of July!

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The 1st post has been updated with the PSN Store update for July 10, 2012.

Welcome to the micro-transaction edition of the PSN update. This is probably the most micro-transaction heavy I've had to update. It normally takes me 15-20 mins to do an update. This update took me 35 -40 mins (& that's with me NOT bolding many of the titles that I normally would).

I hope this is an aberration, but with the free-to-play model increasing in popularity, I have a bad feeling this is going to become standard operating procedure.

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Good grief EA is trying to bleed out every penny from gamers that enjoy sports games.
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Good grief EA is trying to bleed out every penny from gamers that enjoy sports games.

To be fair, it isn't just EA. The publishers of Rainbow Moon & Magic 2013 are also doing their darned best to bleed gamers too. I've no problem with DLC, but even I think this week's attempt by the publishers is excessive.

I don't have the time, but if someone could add up how much it would cost to buy ALL the DLC for every game this week, it would be appreciated--my conservative guess is 50 - 100 dollars.

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All the stuff for Rainbow Moon looks like you could get it by playing the game. If EA wants to sell what amounts to better character stats, and folks buy it, then I'd say they've done good business (sucks that cheat codes are going for .99 per download nowadays). The Magic stuff.... yep.

I started at the bottom and went up. The $24.99 NCAA add on is where the total broke $100.00, so I stopped there.

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All the stuff for Rainbow Moon looks like you could get it by playing the game. If EA wants to sell what amounts to better character stats, and folks buy it, then I'd say they've done good business (sucks that cheat codes are going for .99 per download nowadays). The Magic stuff.... yep.

I started at the bottom and went up. The $24.99 NCAA add on is where the total broke $100.00, so I stopped there.

Thanks for taking the time to do that--I knew it was an expensive update, but that sorta' puts into perspective.

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That's a crazy amount of DLC. I'm fine with offering DLC but then there is just taking advantage of your customers.
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They can only take advantage of you if you buy it.

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Not quite, they are taking advantage of everybody by not including half the content in the original game. This "taking advantage" has morphed over many years with all the multiplayer map packs and content add-ons. "Taking advantage" of course excludes content that is unlockable already.
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Good grief EA is trying to bleed out every penny from gamers that enjoy sports games.

Yep they've ruined any great francise they touch.. one by one. Battlefield series is there with premium crap.

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They do it with Tiger Woods too. They put less courses on the disc every year and more into DLC.
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They do it with Tiger Woods too. They put less courses on the disc every year and more into DLC.

SIgh. It's this kind of sh*%^t that bugs me. You're simply wrong. There have been 16 courses included (17 in '11 actually, I believe) in every TIger Woods game since '09. They have NOT been offering less every year. If you're gonna go off spoutin' lies, you may as well make 'em good lies.

If you're EA, why WOULDN'T you give your customer's the option of buying more courses?? They're extremely cheap, they ad a ton of variety, and EA can make profit from doing it. You guys act like the company's are crooks for trying to make money. THAT'S WHY THEY EXIST!!! Do you work? Do you have a job? Doesn't your company try to make money? How do you think they pay you??

If you're complaining about the price of DLC courses, you're probably in the wrong hobby.

And finally, AGAIN, why do people whine so much about DLC - if you don't want it, don't buy it!

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Or conversely (using your Tiger Woods example), if you're EA, you include ALL the courses on the disk, having your artists and programmers do all the extra work for the additional dozen or so courses, and include them free on the disk for the $59.00 price.

Then you have spent a lot of extra money and resources and not received any monetary return. Doesn't seem like very good business acumen to me.

And for those of you about to say, "But they already had most of the courses, they're just the same from previous years!" I would respond, they still need to convert them over to the current version. Even still, if they can make money off them as each new version comes out, that's excellent business strategy on their part. It's an excellent profit model. And as consumers, you get a bucket-load of courses to use every year (for a small fee). If you think the fee's too large, you don't buy 'em.

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Or conversely (using your Tiger Woods example), if you're EA, you include ALL the courses on the disk, having your artists and programmers do all the extra work for the additional dozen or so courses, and include them free on the disk for the $59.00 price.
Then you have spent a lot of extra money and resources and not received any monetary return. Doesn't seem like very good business acumen to me.
And for those of you about to say, "But they already had most of the courses, they're just the same from previous years!" I would respond, they still need to convert them over to the current version. Even still, if they can make money off them as each new version comes out, that's excellent business strategy on their part. It's an excellent profit model. And as consumers, you get a bucket-load of courses to use every year (for a small fee). If you think the fee's too large, you don't buy 'em.

So what's the problem?

Perception & Value.

1. Perception - Remember when the Playstation 3's price was announced? Remember the hue and cry over how expensive it was, how it wasn't worth it even with the blu-ray player, etc. If you don't, go to your local library and access their magazine databases and type in Playstation 3 and limit the results to 2006, and prepare to be blown away by the level of "hate" for the PS3 from major media outlets. The only major media outlet that gave the PS3 props was Sound & Vision (& that was because it was an AV magazine that --like AVS--had people who understood that the PS3 was not only a premiere game machine, but a sub-$1,000 Blu Ray player, which was a major plus at the time.) The PS3 didn't really gain any traction in the media until the price began to drop. Perception is everything. That's why companies spend so much money on PR to make sure their corporate images are "squeaky clean". You want people to spend money on your products, but you don't want people to feel as if they are not getting what they paid for. You, as company, want to be perceived as fair and your products as good values whether or not that's true. The perception of most DLC is that it adds little value to the original product and is a way to "gouge" consumers with inane pieces of content that do not considerably raise the value of the game. Example: OBLIVION'S Horse Armor DLC. Google that and see what the perception is among gamers--hint, it's not good.

2. Value - DLC is an add-on to the original product/service that you are selling. It is NOT the original transaction. You are absolutely right in that it is optional, but WITHOUT the original transaction (i.e. purchase of the game), the DLC is worthless, so in order to get value from the DLC, you must have at some point purchased the original game (new or used) in order to use the DLC. IMO, very few DLC content is worth the extra premium that the developer is charging for it. You are also right in that it varies from game to game--Tiger Woods is NOT a good example (nor any sports game)--but it was the example Jamieva chose for good or ill. I would have used an example like Need for Speed: The Run. That is a game that has a very low "single player" footprint--you can beat that single player portion in a day or two easily. The "challenge" tracks and multiplayer were the real places where you as a player were supposed to spend your time. Now take a look at the DLC--could they not have held the game back a month or two in order to integrate that DLC into the retail experience and have created a more robust single player experience that may have translated into more sell through of retail 59.99 copies? Sure they could have (as the delays with Bioshock Infinite & other "early 2013" games have proven), but they didn't and the sell through was such that Criterion was given the Need for Speed brand. And speaking of Criterion Games, that's a developer who has earned the respect of gamers with their DLC for Burnout Paradise--LOTS of free content updates to make the game better, and PAID DLC when they wanted to expand upon their vision of the game. I didn't buy EVERY DLC that Criterion came out for BP, but I bought most of them and enjoyed the extra content because I knew they were interested in making the game (Burnout Paradise) better, not delving as deeply as they possibly could into my wallet. Criterion gave us a Day/Night cycle for free, fog, and other patches that I'm not remembering (although the wiki says that bikes also were free), so when it came time to charge for a premium DLC, it felt that Criterion's DLC was WORTH every cent of it. Again, compare that to Oblivion's Horse armor.

Truly, which of these two quotes makes the game better or expands upon the dev's vision of the game for & which is a quick money grab?
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Do you need a little boost? Download this Starter Pack and the following items will be added to your inventory:
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600 Rainbow Pearls (100 per character)

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If you know Paradise City, you'll be familiar with the huge, under-construction suspension bridge that leads into the ocean to the East of Downtown Paradise. But the question we've been asked by so many fans is - what's on the other side of the bridge?

Big Surf Island - Burnout Paradise's largest Premium Downloadable Pack is available to buy and let's you cross to the other side!

The island is roughly the size of Downtown Paradise, but features gameplay unlike any other area in the game. We're running with the mantra "if you can see it, you can drive it" to introduce a new level of freedom to Burnout Paradise. The island features the biggest, most awesome jumps in the entire game.

Big Surf Island contains over 5 hours of gameplay bringing you more of everything you love about Burnout Paradise with a few new surprises along the way.
The Dust Storm Buggy available to drive straight away
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15 Events (Including all New Island Tours)
10 Freeburn Challenges
12 New Roads to Rule
75 Island Smashes
45 Island Billboards
15 Island Mega Jumps
Drive over the suspension bridge at the end of 4th Street to start your Burnout vacation!

I can't speak for Jamieva--I can only speak for myself, but I know that I'm not interested in DLC unless it expands upon the original game in a way that COULDN'T have been included (or wasn't practical to include) in the original game. Where it wash't practical (due to time/budget) get it in there & make it free. If it couldn't be included, get it in there, give me a good indication of why it is a good value for me to purchase, and give me a fair price, and you'll probably have a sale and won't earn my ire. Too many companies are NOT following Criterion's model and so not only do they risk no purchase, they also risk the ire and scathing comments from gamers about their practices.

Best DLC Purchases (for me):
Burnout Paradise DLC
Need for Speed Shift DLC (new tracks and cars for 1st game)
Some of Gran Turismo 5's DLC
Valkyria Chronicles DLC

Worst DLC purchases (for me):
Assassin's Creed II DLC
MW1 Map packs
MW2 Map packs
Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty (Technically not DLC--but a full game, but was too expensive based on structure of game & lack of trophies).

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Forgot about Soul Calibur IV's Star Wars Characters--Yoda and Darth Vader. That whole DLC STILL leaves a bad taste in my mouth. PS3 purchasers of the game got Darth Vader & 360 owners got Yoda. Purchasers--people who PAID for the product had NO choice in the matter--it was all up to whichever version you purchased. Namco took what seemed like forever to announce that they would sell Yoda on PSN, but the price was 4.99, far more expensive than most other character purchases for other games at that time (I'm remembering 1.99 & 2.99 for prices--but I wasn't editing this thread then, KingShorty was). I wanted Yoda & felt like he (& Darth) should have been included on BOTH versions (PS3 & 360). He and Darth were already created--they existed for each version of the game. I'm sorry, but there were no assets to create, no extra artwork, no extra overhead for the company on this DLC. Nothing but a desire to make a quick $5 on cute, but flawed marketing scheme, and as a gamer who supported them by buying their game both NEW and AT FULL RETAIL, I resented it.

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Also forgot about the "Autolog" system that EA uses in quite a few of its games. It developed from the FREE updates to Burnout Paradise. The original feature in Burnout Paradise was called "EasyDrive" and it was to quickly matchmake you into online games. BP always had a very robust way of comparing your in game stats/achievements with others in the multiplayer session/instance. Over time, as Criterion released the FREE patches, EasyDrive morphed into Autolog and after a front-end was developed, the rudimentary system of Autolog was born. As it has appeared in more and more EA games, the system has evolved, but we owe its existence, not to paid DLC, but to free updates by a developer willing (& able) to look at their game as something more than a simple monetary transaction. Yes, companies exist to make a profit, but for that profit they are supposed to give you something that has value. Autolog has value to Burnout Paradise players, Battlefield 3 players (the Battlefeed is built on Autolog tech), & Need for Speed Hot Pursuit players among others, but had Criterion simply been content to charge for their original concept of "EasyDrive" without refinement or giving it additional features, would it be as useful or ubiquitous as is today for EA as a company?

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1st post is updated with July 17th, PSN Store Update.

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Good post. All good points Shadowlock, and i don't disagree with any of them really.

You listed several examples of bad DLC, and several good. I thought your analysis were spot on. I think the industry has been slow to "get it right" when it comes to DLC. I don't begrudge them for trying to make a profit though, but they should be more conscious of offering value (instead of your horse armor example! LOL).

It was kind of a long version of what I said, "If you don't want it, don't buy it."

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I'm in the same boat Shadow- DLC add ons can be a sore point with me, but they can also be really worth it.

To cite a specific: Right now I'm playing GT5 and decided to pickup the speed test track. Not only was it the dreaded 100kb unlock, which means its on the disc, the main menu in the GT Life section has a spot reserved for the speed test including a fancy logo- just like it was meant to be there all along. I am enjoying the new track BTW, but the paywall on the disc I own is really annoying and something I try to not support. On a more positive note, I bought all the extra stories for Fallout 3 and had a great time with all of them. Had the DLC not existed I probably would have given the game to a friend or traded it long ago.

Just like buying anything else it pays to be cautious and do a little research before getting that DLC.

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Just like buying anything else it pays to be cautious and do a little research before getting that DLC.

Good point right there. "Let the buyer beware."

Just curious, how come it bothers you that it was already on the disk, as opposed to having to download it?

Speaking for myself, I don't care when it was actually created or where it was stored. To me, that is completely irrelevant. What if they stored it on their server in Albuquerque? Or on their server in Santa Clara? Or it was on a hard drive in Toledo? But you're mad cause it's on a plastic disk at your house? I don't get that.

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Good point right there. "Let the buyer beware."
Just curious, how come it bothers you that it was already on the disk, as opposed to having to download it?
Speaking for myself, I don't care when it was actually created or where it was stored. To me, that is completely irrelevant. What if they stored it on their server in Albuquerque? Or on their server in Santa Clara? Or it was on a hard drive in Toledo? But you're mad cause it's on a plastic disk at your house? I don't get that.
(not trying to be a smart ass, I respect your answer, whatever it might be - we all have our own opinions)

I'm not mad, I just don't like to support the practice. If GT5 was a PS2 game, the speed test track example I mentioned would be a standard feature, or you would play the game to unlock it. Now we get a section of the game that's called an "extra" but was finished before the game shipped, printed on the same disc, then put behind a pay wall. The producers decided to withhold a feature and charge extra, which is their prerogative, but I don't have to support it. Publishers can spin and say it took an extra 2 months and offer it as a separate download, rather than leaving it on the disc and hoping everyone won't notice. I know it's here to stay but I can still fight it smile.gif

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Regarding that DLC for Rainbow Moon, that's really a way for folks to avoid grinding and isn't actual DLC in the game. That one, in my opinion, is a legitimate DLC as it allows you to exchange your money for time in the game if you really want to.

5k gold and 500 pearls per character would take a few hours at the point I'm at in the game(22 hours in). $0.99 in contrast is worth a couple minutes of my time.

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Regarding that DLC for Rainbow Moon, that's really a way for folks to avoid grinding and isn't actual DLC in the game. That one, in my opinion, is a legitimate DLC as it allows you to exchange your money for time in the game if you really want to.

5k gold and 500 pearls per character would take a few hours at the point I'm at in the game(22 hours in). $0.99 in contrast is worth a couple minutes of my time.

Chris,

If the Rainbow Moon DLC works for you, then it is .99 well spent. I'm not trying to tell you otherwise.

My point was that the the Rainbow Moon DLC is only a TIME-SAVING DLC, not a CONTENT EXPANDING DLC. There's no compelling reason to purchase it except to save time at the game. The Burnout Paradise DLC adds something to the game--it adds a whole island to the game. Not only that, but Criterion tries to give you a compelling reason to buy the DLC--"The island is roughly the size of Downtown Paradise, but features gameplay unlike any other area in the game. We're running with the mantra "if you can see it, you can drive it" to introduce a new level of freedom to Burnout Paradise. The island features the biggest, most awesome jumps in the entire game."

Criterion is still asking you to PURCHASE the content (spend money over & above what you've already spent on the game) & they're still ADVERTISING (i.e. selling the content--trying to entice you to buy it), but they've fundamentally added to their game (a island whose size is approximately 1/4th the size of the original game).

Not so with Rainbow Moon's DLC--they're consumables. What happens when you use up those Rainbow Coins & Pearls? You then either have to go back to earning them from the game as you would normally, or you have buy more DLC. True, .99 isn't much, but it is still .99 more than the original purchase price. 10 packs of those boosters = approx. $10 more than the original purchase price. That's why you get the "EA are greedy so-and-so's" or "they try to bleed you dry" comments by other posters earlier in the thread. The PERCEIVED VALUE of most DLC is very low in many gamers' minds.

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It also features 70 new challenges to enhance Freeburn - Burnout Paradise's already action-packed lobby mode. 35 are regular challenges, and 35 feature multiple parts, against-the-clock gameplay and leaderboards, so you can compete with friends to collaborate the fastest.

Cagney also introduced 2 new cars, some new paint-jobs for your favourite cars and our first fan-created paint-jobs. Check out the awesome Hippie Wagon and Steel Oval Racer from Crazysztof - a Polish Burnout fan!

Our thriving ranked race scene got a shot in the arm with a massive overhaul of the race system, and the rest of the game saw some additional polish, based on feedback from the ever-friendly forum.

And best of all Cagney is completely FREE. If you've got Burnout Paradise and an online-enabled console, it will automatically upgrade to incorporate both this pack, Burnout Bikes and for PlayStation-owners, our trophy pack.

See what a difference in PERCEIVED VALUE this is to gamers in comparison to a .99 Booster Pack? See how much you get for free (new cars, new modes, new challenges, bikes, and trophies for PS3 owners) vs what Rainbow Moon's devs charge .99 for (5k in gold/500 pearls). Criterion changed their game substantially for the better on their own violation & without charging me a cent. So my perception of them as a company went up--which, to be cynical about it--is what they wanted as a company (Good PR). When it came time to actually buy the content--the Island Expansion, among others--I remembered how much they gave me for free and reasoned that I would get a fair deal in terms of content for the price, so I bought it (Perception & Value).

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I have no problem with EA or anyone else attempting to monetize consumables and unlockables. I personally try to earn everything in-game, but if there are enough people who will pay real money for it, I don't blame them one bit for going after it--especially if that enables them to stay in business and continue to develop and publish top notch games.

My biggest issue with DLC is with playable content that costs $10 for 2-3 hours of gameplay (I'm looking at you "From Ashes" DLC for Mass Effect 3 and Harley Quinn's Revenge for Batman AC). In such cases, I wait for a sale or price drop or just live without it. In my experience, Big Surf Island was a rare exception to DLC that was worth its full price (Bioshock 2's "Minerva's Den" being another), though in both cases I got them for half-price. biggrin.gif
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1st post has been updated with this week's (7/24/2012) PSN Update.

The summer doldrums are here--not a lot of content here. The Dyad demo is up if you want to try it out before you buy.

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1st post has been updated with this week's (7/24/2012) PSN Update.
The summer doldrums are here--not a lot of content here. The Dyad demo is up if you want to try it out before you buy.

The PS Plus discount for DYAD has also been extended one week.
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First post has been updated with the July 31st, 2012 update for the PSN Store.

Sorry about the late update this week--my supervisor asked me to work late tonight & we have filters (aka firewall) that doesn't allow game stuff to show up (not that I could have done it any sooner anyway--today was a madhouse).

Good things on the store this week (although I have NO idea who is going to pay 45.00 for Ridge Racer Unbounded. I'm not, that's for sure). That Transformers demo is probably the best thing this week. War of the Monsters is also a great little PS2 game if you've never played it before. I have the PS2 disc still, so I probably won't bite, but for 9.99, there is a LOT of game there.

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