Posted 2:55pm

‘Heads-Up’ Game Store and PlayStation Plus Update – 10th August 2011

PSN PLAY

Yes, it’s the one-stop shop for Store Updates and Plus content information and we’ve got it all this week, folks.

Let’s talk Plus -

The new service update today bringing the firmware to 3.70 improves your Automatic Downloads service, renaming it Automatic Update. Automatic Update will now automatically sync selected save games to your cloud storage and will also automatically sync your trophies with the server each time auto update runs.

And what of new Plus content you say?

We’ve got the small matter of the Resistance 3 Plus Beta which you play until early September; we’ve got day-one discounts and exclusive content for Splinter Cell‘s triumphant HD return to PlayStation; you’ve got 20% off the much anticipated and finally actually here Spelunker HD; you’ve got discounts on the new Worms 2: Armageddon DLC (the full game of which is already 50% off this month in Plus) and as well as 20% off five new The Studio themes and lest we forget friends, the pre-orders for our PLAY titles launch today with 20% off each. And we’re not done for August yet either.

And onto the Store Update! As well as the previously mentioned Splinter Cell titles and Spelunker HD, another Namco classic gets the snazzy reboot treatment with Galaga Legions DX and the digital precursor to THQ’s upcoming Space Marine, (my inner-geek is so excited for that one) Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team blasts its way onto the SCEE Stores.

You can now pre-order our PLAY titles for 2011, the first of which, Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition, releasing 24th August (and playable at gamescom if you’re coming). You should be able to find the Downloadable content appears for Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Red Faction: Armageddon and more.

Okay guys, over to you. I’ll be back at around 2pm for some immediate answers and then again as soon as possible. Bye for now.

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

PlayStation Plus Update – 10th August

Exclusive access to Resistance 3 Multiplayer Beta
Ends 4th September 2011, exclusive to Plus until 17th August

20% off Spelunker HD
Ends 24th August 2011

20% off Splinter Cell HD
10% off Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow HD
Free theme with purchase of Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Ends 7th September 2011

15% off Worms 2: Armageddon Forts pack
15% off Worms 2: Armageddon Puzzle pack
Ends 7th September 2011

20% off Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition pre-order
20% off The Baconing pre-order
20% off Bloodrayne: Betrayal pre-order
20% off Renegade Ops pre-order
Ends 20th September 2011

20% off each The Studio Theme

THQ Special Offer Selection – available until 17th August

PS3 Content – PSN Store
The following content is available on the PSN Store:

  • Mx Vs Atv Reflex – Track Pack 1 Dlc (was £3.19/€3.99 – now £1.59/€1.99)
  • Mx Vs Atv Reflex – Track Pack 2 Dlc (was £3.19/€3.99 – now £1.59/€1.99)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 – Fan Axxess (was £6.29/€7.99 – now £3.19/€3.99)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 – WWE Discount Pack 1 (was £4.39/€5.49 – now £2.39/€2.99)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 – WWE Discount Pack 2 (was £1.99/€2.49 – now £0.95/€1.19)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 – Digital Download (was £31.99/€39.99 – now £15.99/€19.99)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2010 – Digital Download (was £23.99/€29.99 – now £11.99/€14.99)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2010 – Stone Cold Steve Austin Dlc (was £0.79/€0.99 – now £0.40/€0.49)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2009 – Roster Update (was £1.59/€1.99 – now £0.79/€0.99)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2009 – Roster Update 2 (was £1.59/€1.99 – now £0.79/€0.99)
  • Costume Quest (Trial & Unlock Digital Download) (was £8.99/€11.25 – now £4.39/€5.49)
  • Costume Quest – Grubbins On Ice (was £3.19/€3.99 – now £1.59/€1.99)
  • Red Faction: Battlegrounds – Origins Pack (was £1.99/€2.49 – now £0.95/€1.19)
  • Red Faction: Battlegrounds – Armageddon Pack (was £1.99/€2.49 – now £0.95/€1.19)
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla (Full Game Digital Download) (was £15.99/€19.99 – now £7.99/€9.99)
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla – Demons Of The Badlands Pack 1 Dlc (was £6.29/€7.99 – now £3.19/€3.99)
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla – Smasher Pack 3 Dlc (was £2.39/€2.99 – now £1.19/€1.49)
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla – Multiplayer Pack 2 Dlc (was £4.79/€5.99 – now £2.39/€2.99)
  • Stacking (Full Game Digital Download) (was £8.99/€11.25 – now £4.39/€5.49)
  • Stacking – The Lost Hobo King (was £3.19/€3.99 – now £1.59/€1.99)
  • Saints Row 2: Ultor Exposed Dlc (was £3.19/€3.99 – now £1.59/€1.99)
  • Saints Row 2: Corporate Warfare Dlc (was £1.99/€2.49 – now £1.19/€1.49)
  • Ufc Undisputed 2010 (Full Game Digital Download) (was £31.99/€39.99 – now £15.99/€19.99)
  • Ufc 2009: Undisputed Additional Fighters Dlc (was £3.19/€3.99 – now £1.59/€1.99)

PS3 Content – In Game Only Content
The following content is available in game only and is not available on the PSN Store:

  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – 180 Decals Galaxy (was £1.19/€1.49 – now £0.59/€0.75)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Answer Skullcandy (was £1.19/€1.49 – now £0.59/€0.75)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Bikegraphix Fmx (was £1.19/€1.49 – now £0.59/€0.75)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Fox Racing 360 Se (was £1.19/€1.49 – now £0.59/€0.75)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Limited Decal Standard (was £1.19/€1.49 – now £0.59/€0.75)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Thor Core (was £1.19/€1.49 – now £0.59/€0.75)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Msr Axxis (was £1.19/€1.49 – now £0.59/€0.75)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – O’Neal Element (was £1.19/€1.49 – now £0.59/€0.75)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – O’Neal Hardwear (was £1.19/€1.49 – now £0.59/€0.75)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Quarry Nationals Events Pack (was £3.19/€3.99 – now £1.59/€1.99)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Yamaha Yfz450 Atv (was £1.99/€2.49 – now £0.95/€1.19)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Ktm 350Sxf Mx (was £1.99/€2.49 – now £0.95/€1.19)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Ktm 450Sx Atv (was £1.99/€2.49 – now £0.95/€1.19)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Yamaha Yz450F Mx (was £1.99/€2.49 – now £0.95/€1.19)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Yamaha Yz125 Mx (was £1.99/€2.49 – now £0.95/€1.19)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Ktm 250Sxf Mx (was £1.99/€2.49 – now £0.95/€1.19)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Ktm Sx150 Mx (was £1.99/€2.49 – now £0.95/€1.19)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Yamaha Yz250F Mx (was £1.99/€2.49 – now £0.95/€1.19)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Answer Rockstar (was £0.59/€0.75 – now £0.24/€0.29)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Fox Racing V3 Se (was £0.59/€0.75 – now £0.24/€0.29)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – One Industries Kombat (was £0.59/€0.75 – now £0.24/€0.29)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – One Industries Rockstar (was £0.59/€0.75 – now £0.24/€0.29)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Pack 1 (was £0.59/€0.75 – now £0.24/€0.29)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Pack 2 (was £0.59/€0.75 – now £0.24/€0.29)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Troy Lee Designs Ditd (was £0.59/€0.75 – now £0.24/€0.29)
  • Mx Vs Atv Alive – Fox 360 (was £1.19/€1.49 – now £0.59/€0.75)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 – All Unlockables (was £0.59/€0.79 – now £0.24/€0.29)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 – Bret Hart – Public Release (was £0.59/€0.79 – now £0.24/€0.29)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 – Superstar Attribute Customizer (was £0.59/€0.79 – now £0.24/€0.29)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 – Undertaker – Ministry Of Darkness – Public Release (was £0.59/€0.79 – now £0.24/€0.29)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 – British Bulldog (was £1.19/€1.49 – now £0.59/€0.75)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 – Lex Luger (was £1.19/€1.49 – now £0.59/€0.75)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 – Nxt Arena + Theme Songs (was £0.59/€0.75 – now £0.24/€0.29)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 – Cm Punk, With Mask (was £0.59/€0.75 – now £0.24/€0.29)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 – David Otunga (was £0.59/€0.75 – now £0.24/€0.29)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 – Hbk: Wrestlemania Viii Attire (was £0.59/€0.75 – now £0.24/€0.29)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 – John Cena, New Attire (was £0.59/€0.75 – now £0.24/€0.29)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 – Justin Gabriel (was £0.59/€0.75 – now £0.24/€0.29)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 – Layla (was £0.59/€0.75 – now £0.24/€0.29)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 – Undertaker, American Badass (was £0.59/€0.75 – now £0.24/€0.29)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 – Wade Barrett (was £0.59/€0.75 – now £0.24/€0.29)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 – WCW Nitro Arena (was £0.59/€0.75 – now £0.24/€0.29)

PSP Content – PSN Store
The following content is available on the PSN Store:

  • Marvel Super Hero Squad (Full Game Digital Download) (was £7.99/€9.99 – now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet – Captain America Collection (was £1.99/€2.49 – now £0.95/€1.19)
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet – The Thanos Throwdown (was £1.99/€2.49 – now £0.95/€1.19)
  • Spongebob Squarepants: Yellow Avenger (Full Game Digital Download) (was £7.99/€9.99 – now £3.99/€4.99)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2009 (Full Game Digital Download) (was £27.99/€34.99 – now £13.99/€17.99)

Permanent Price Reductions

  • Gladiator Begins (was £23.99/€29.99 – now £11.99/€14.99)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: Not available in Australia or New Zealand

Trial & Unlock (PS3)

  • Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team (£6.29/€7.99)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: Not available in Germany

  • Galaga Legions DX (£7.99/€9.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: All Locals

Full Games (PS3)

  • Spelunker HD (£7.99/€9.99)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All locales

  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell HD (£7.99/€9.99)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All locales

  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow HD (£7.99/€9.99)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All locales

  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory HD (£7.99/€9.99)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: All locales

minis (PS3 & PSP)

  • Hysteria Project 2 (£1.74/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: All locales

Demos (PS3)

  • Driver San Francisco

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales

  • El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales

  • Madden NFL 12

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: Not Available in Austria, Greece, India, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain and Ukraine

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

MX vs. ATV Alive!

  • Agv Ax-8 (£.59/€0.75)
  • Axo Explosion (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Axo Sub Zero (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Pack 4 (£.59/€0.75)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All locales

  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 – Kshatriya Pack (£3.19/€3.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not Available in New Zealand

  • EyePet: Move Edition – Lucky Dip Animals 4 (free)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: All locales

  • LittleBigPlanet 2 – Perseids Costume (free)

Available for one week only
Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All locales

Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 – Full Deck “Apex Predators” (£0.79/€0.99)
Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All locales

Mortal Kombat 9

  • Mortal Kombat DLC Warrior Bundle (£8.99/€11.25)
  • Freddy Krueger – Playable Warrior (£3.19/€3.99)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: Not Available in Australia or Germany

Worms 2: Armageddon

  • Forts Pack (£2.99/€3.59)
  • Puzzle Pack (£2.99/€3.59)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All Locales

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon – SIDESWIPE (£0.40/€0.49)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not Available in India, Luxembourg or New Zealand

Red Faction: Armageddon

  • Commando Pack Pack (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Recon Pack Pack (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: All locales

  • DanceDanceRevolution: New Moves – DDR Supernova Greatest Hits 1 (£2.99/€3.59)

Rating: PEGI
Availability: All locales

Rock Band Network

  • Crazy – Nonpoint (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Miracle – Nonpoint (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Positive Force – Magnus ‘SoulEye’ Pålsson (£0.59/€0.75)
  • The Battle Of Lil’ Slugger – dB Soundworks (£0.59/€0.75)
  • What’s Left Of Me – Blessthefall (£0.99/€1.49)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not Available in Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, India, Israel, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Poland, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE

Rock Band 3

  • Def Leppard Pack 01 (£4.99/€7.99)
    Includes the following songs, also available separately
  • Animal (Live) (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Bringin’ On The Heartbreak (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Photograph (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Pour Some Sugar On Me (Live) (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Rock Of Ages (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Undefeated (£0.99/€1.49)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not Available in Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, India, Israel, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Poland, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE

Add-On Game Content (PSP)

Buzz!: The Ultimate Music Quiz

  • National Geographic Undersea Quiz (£3.19/€3.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: Not Available in Greece, Czech Republic, Russian Federation and Ukraine

Avatars (PS3)

EyePet

  • Air Hostess Pet
  • Washing Duck
  • Washing Icon
  • Hoodie Pet
  • Trucker Pet
  • Racing Driver Pet

All available @ £0.20/€0.25 each

Dynamic Themes (PS3)

  • Horrible Bosses Theme (free)

Availability: Only Available in France, Italy and United Kingdom

  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Trilogy – Theme 1 (free)

The Studio

  • Big Bang Part 1 Static Theme By Jago Vs Mcattee (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Beyond Reality Static Theme By Sicksystems (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dazzle Eye Dynamic Theme By Mvm (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Mobile Dynamic Theme By Sonbr (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Gimp Galaxy Dynamic Theme By Bob London (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Eye See You Dynamic Theme By Mago (£2.39/€2.99)

Lama Themes

  • Boats Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Flaming Skull Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Green Grass Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Invaders Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Oregon Coast Theme (£1.59/€1.99)

Leviathan Themes

  • Abstract Laser Art Theme (£1.25/€1.59)

Disruptive Themes

  • Destination: Seattle (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Orange Flares (£1.59/€1.99)

Videos (PS3)

  • Backbreaker Vengeance Launch Trailer
  • Captain America Launch Trailer
  • Dead Block Debut Trailer
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 20th Anniversary Trailer
  • The Cursed Crusade Teaser Trailer

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Please answer Ross!

Could you please look into getting Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep a PSN release like Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions had a few weeks ago?

    Ross McGrath 10 August, 2011 @ 2:41 pm    

    Little bit late – sorry guys!

    I’ll ask Square-Enix, I know a lot of poeple want it, but it’ll be their call.

bmate_1990 10 August, 2011 @ 1:35 pm   2

Please extend the coverage of the Store to more countries. I’m baffled that some EU countries are still not supported.

    Ross McGrath 10 August, 2011 @ 2:42 pm    

    We have a planned roll out for more Store fronts in other countries but rest assured we are working to bring the Store to more countries.

 
almighty-slayer 10 August, 2011 @ 1:37 pm   3

Pretty good week! Will probably preorder some PLAY discounts. Heavily tempted by Splinter Cell too… Hmm… Poor wallet :(

(Day one plus discounts are getting very good by the way :D Thanking you Mr Thorpe, if you ever read this)

    Ross McGrath 10 August, 2011 @ 2:43 pm    

    Mr Thorpe doesn’t organise the Plus discounts!
    You should be thanking Ubisoft for being such great supporters of the Plus programme. ;)

 

When will PSP Media Go be available for Mac? Thank you.

 

Pretty awesome update! :D Can’t wait to play Kill Team even more now that i’ve seen the pretty good price!

 
Suzzopher 10 August, 2011 @ 1:37 pm   6

When can we expect this PSP sale? There a couple of games I was thinking of buying, but knowing my luck they’ll appear in the sale.

Is the 20% off 3rd Strike only on the pre-order?

 
PHILYPOT08 10 August, 2011 @ 1:38 pm   7

eye pet really ??? -_-

 
thekeats1999 10 August, 2011 @ 1:38 pm   8

Good update this week. Warhammer, sperlunker and el shaddai for me. Shame i can’t do anything about it till friday.

 
Causton97 10 August, 2011 @ 1:38 pm   9

Any news on a playstation move demo of Virtua Tennis 4 and a Planet Minigolf move demo too? The US have had them for ages.

 

Hey Ross,

Was last weeks BEEEEEEEEEP a Toby Turner reference?

 
Elite_1989 10 August, 2011 @ 1:39 pm   11

Decent update. I have a couple of questions, if you could answer them please.

1. What are the file sizes of the Splinter Cell games?

2. It was announced a couple of weeks back that Firstplay was ending and I read that a new free to download show would be launching instead. When is this planned to launch?

    Ross McGrath 10 August, 2011 @ 2:47 pm    

    The size of the Splinter Cell games is posted in the Splinter Cell announcement post from yesterday, in the comments – but when we have a little bit more resource here (soon) we’ll be endeavouring to get the file sizes back into the update.

    I’m afraid I don’t have any info on the new free download service yet.

 
vicheous 10 August, 2011 @ 1:39 pm   12

Great update today! Gonna get Splinter cell and Warhammer + some DLC. That will keep me going until Deus Ex arrives ;-)

 
Bearskopff 10 August, 2011 @ 1:39 pm   13

Driver: San Francisco demo get! Been really looking forward to giving this a razzmatazz!

 
beardyweirdy 10 August, 2011 @ 1:39 pm   14

still no persona 3

 
blueyoshi5 10 August, 2011 @ 1:39 pm   15

hay Ross…. Any chance of us getting the dino crisis 2 avatars or the resident evil 4/5 avatars

    Ross McGrath 10 August, 2011 @ 2:48 pm    

    Capcom avatars have to go through a lengthy approval on their side (via their Japanese office I believe) but as I understand it we will eventually receive all Capcom avatars that are available in the US.

cheeky4life 10 August, 2011 @ 1:39 pm   16

Hi Ross

Have you changed the Crash bandicoot 2 title yet?

I told you last week that it was incorrectly titled and if you can change it to “Crash bandicoot 2 Cortex Strikes Back”.

    Ross McGrath 10 August, 2011 @ 2:49 pm    

    I did send the request on! I’ll chase it for you – sadly I can’t make the edit myself.

 

Apparently the US got a discount on all Megaman games. Will Europe be getting anything similar?

Also just before PSN went down the US got a discount on Marvel Vs Capcom 2, any chance of Europe getting a discount on that awesome game at some point?

    Ross McGrath 10 August, 2011 @ 2:50 pm    

    This is something that the promotions guy from my team is looking into – we rarely sync up directly with the US sales but often we have similar content in upcoming offer periods.

 
windsorblue01 10 August, 2011 @ 1:40 pm   18

good update getting the Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team and the 2 Red Faction: Battlegrounds packs see how long it takes for the complaining to start about something this week

 
laticspieman 10 August, 2011 @ 1:40 pm   19

Please can plus users have a discount on lbp2 dlc preferably the toy story level pack! Also spyro on ps1 pls!!!!

 
STUPID_DAD 10 August, 2011 @ 1:40 pm   20

Wow great week

Thanks

Alex-1124 10 August, 2011 @ 1:40 pm   21

Any guesses on when the Sly Cooper E3 trailer will be out by and possibly those Sly avatars? :)

    Ross McGrath 10 August, 2011 @ 2:51 pm    

    It’ll be quite a while for the avatars but I know we’ve got someone working to get the trailer up.

Spelunker! Yayyyyyyyy!

That is all.

 
thekeats1999 10 August, 2011 @ 1:40 pm   23

oh and didn’t notice the pre-order for bloodrayne. That goes on the list as well.

Death-In-Pants 10 August, 2011 @ 1:40 pm   24

Why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh why is the webpage for changing passwords STILL OFF LINE?

https://store.playstation.com/login.gvm

This is beyond a joke now, the oxymoron of customer service ask you to wait for hours and then redirect you to the web site to change your password as the PS3 won’t allow you to.

HOW CAN YOU CHANGE THE PASSWORD WHEN THE SITE IT CONSTANTLY UNDER MAINTENANCE????

Answer that Ross or just ignore everyone again. You really do earn your money.

    Ross McGrath 10 August, 2011 @ 2:58 pm    

    I can’t answer you because it’s not something I can answer.
    I believe that there are still security concerns over the web form and so it’s still being looked at, but it’s well outside of my control.

    If you are using the same PS3 unit that you created your first account on, you should be able to change your password through account management on the XMB, but I assume you can’t do that?

    I’m afraid the only thing you can do at the moment is be patient until SCEI are happy the form is secure.

 
Chocobo115 10 August, 2011 @ 1:40 pm   25

I’m quite not sure if I understand the play program, I put my pre-orders for the games I want, gets to download a theme for each game. Then what happens on the release day?

Also I’m sorry for whining about this again. But is there no chance at all for you to enforce a pricing rule in Europe. That prices can’t be higher than the value in America+VATS? I’m aware that VATS boosts up the cost for a bit. But it can’t be right to pay 25-33% extra compared to America?

    Ross McGrath 10 August, 2011 @ 3:00 pm    

    It’s not whining about price at all you’re quite within your rights to make the point – unfortunately no, I’m unable to enforce decisions of this type.

    As far as your pre-orders are concerned, if you pre-order a title you get the theme and then on the day of release you’ll be able to return to the pre-order spot and pick up the Unlock key for the trial of the game for free (since you already paid).
    You’ll get notifications of availability on the blog and over our Twitter channels and the plan is to send you an email letting you know the game is available too.

Unfortunataly PS+ expired two days ago (damm!), but Im thinking about the Splinter Cell, good price and want to see the first one in HD. :P

cheeky4life 10 August, 2011 @ 1:41 pm   27

Hi Ross

Fist time commenting so I hope you answer

There is a lot of demand for Crash Bash isn’t there, to be honest I recently bought a PS3 and hoped it would be there, as it was very popular back in the day and was surprised it wasn’t there.

I am also very surprised that US haven’t got it as well, do you know if they are getting it any time soon?

Do you think we will get it this year?

pickled01 10 August, 2011 @ 1:41 pm   28

Do you have any ideas when you can buy the splinter cell series on a blu ray hard copy instead of a download? ( im quite low on hdd space!)

 

nice update! any new news on FREE REALMS? thanks…

 
Agamer2006 10 August, 2011 @ 1:42 pm   30

Great update this week, got alot of different things to buy and might make a few pre orders :)

Will there be a special gamescom publish next week with trailers etc

 
TheCursedMonkey 10 August, 2011 @ 1:42 pm   31

Sweet. Kill team is only £6.29. That’s why it didnt get a plus discount. I can’t wait to get home and play it!

 
iriihutoR48 10 August, 2011 @ 1:42 pm   32

Resistance 3 beta OH YES!

BlackTypoon 10 August, 2011 @ 1:43 pm   33

Hi Ross!

Do you have any news about a EU release of Auditorium HD?

Great update this week, looking forward to Driver & El Shaddai demos as well as preordering some games!

SebPrime 10 August, 2011 @ 1:43 pm   34

Any news of Square Enix import PS1 games?

 
StevenHibs 10 August, 2011 @ 1:44 pm   35

Quite possibly the best update I have ever seen in terms of content, value and quality, you will have to keep up this standard of update!!!

 
Silent_Gig 10 August, 2011 @ 1:44 pm   36

Any chance of getting Mr. Driller for PS1 classic?

Chaosprower 10 August, 2011 @ 1:44 pm   37

Persona 3P?
PSP sale?

 
joshualeuty96-2- 10 August, 2011 @ 1:44 pm   38

Some of those THQ discounts look very tasty! Might have to pick up Red Faction Guerilla whilst it is on sale! :)

Shou_Kobayashi 10 August, 2011 @ 1:44 pm   39

Wait, NO Warhammer 40.000: Kill Team in Germany? I can understand why it’s not TRIAL & UNLOCK, but not as a full game? Come on!? Or was it a mix-up.

Anyway I like the idea of pre-ordering PSN titles for a little benefit (as long as it’s something like a free theme or avatar or skin pack and not content), so I hope this whole pre-ordering will not just be restricted to PLAY.

 
Suzzopher 10 August, 2011 @ 1:44 pm   40

Are people joking about Crash Bash? It’s a terrible game, so I guess I missed a joke about it. I can think of at least 100 better games that should be on PSN.

 
AnimaOnline 10 August, 2011 @ 1:45 pm   41

On the PlayStation Store there’s a PlayStation Plus “One-year Membership”. The image says that the membership includes “+ 3 Months Extra Free” while the text and title only mention a “One-year membership”. Which is it? If it is indeed only 1 year without the extra 3 months then it’s extremely misleading advertising.

 
MegaBonez 10 August, 2011 @ 1:45 pm   42

I’m confused about the WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 DLC. Can you download all the superstars seperately now, because they were all in bundles (apart from Bret Hart)

 
SalmonCannon 10 August, 2011 @ 1:45 pm   43

kill team is that price because its so short a game :( it would be great with double the levels, come on THQ!

 
Oldest_Ancient 10 August, 2011 @ 1:46 pm   44

Great update. Definitely gonna get at least the first Splinter Cell and I think I might go Plus to take advantage of Summer of Arc… oops I mean PLAY. ;)

Plus, R3 multiplayer demo. :D

 
DutchGameGod21 10 August, 2011 @ 1:46 pm   45

Ross great update

But ross will driver and tom clancy rainbow six (psono games) Going to be availble on the dutch playstation store i know tgey are availble in the belgium store

And can you please look to the problem with the background of motorstorm under gamefranchise
And to the problems with the jams pond avartars because the store still keeps saying no image availble
And the last obe can you look to the problemes with MEDEVIL,ABE,VECTOR TD,ALIEN ZOMBIE DEATH
Because the store keeps saying you can not acces this content with your account

 
Chocobo115 10 August, 2011 @ 1:46 pm   46

Wich countries are included in the Play programme btw?

 
Bealinator 10 August, 2011 @ 1:46 pm   47

Ross,

Again, apologies for two weeks ago. Now so chilled out that I am sitting in a fridge while commenting from now on.

Good work on the sales, and nice price reductions.

Two main points to ask though:

1) Can we expect Activision to cut their COD DLC when it is their turn to have a sale? World at War avoided a DLC sale last time around which was just ridiculous.

2) More price reductions, please? Just contact these publishers and basically ask them to tick off whatever they want cut in price and by what percentage. Fallout 3 DLC (as always) should be in line for a price cut (60%+?) as £7.99 will deter quite a few people from buying them. The £3.99 (or less) price mark would be very appealing.

And another to be ultra cheeky – any movement on Tombi?

The-Sellick 10 August, 2011 @ 1:47 pm   48

Just wondering if there are dates for persona 3 and lonesome road.

 
Stewyc12 10 August, 2011 @ 1:47 pm   49

How much is Splinter Cell after the discount? Can’t seem to find a price for it……

lonewolf23786 10 August, 2011 @ 1:47 pm   50

I noticed that there are 2 Metal Slug XX on the PS Store for the same price and by two different publishers.

Quick question, i joined the ps plus just so i could back up my copy protected saves (only way at the time) and if i buy Street Fighter 3 online using the 20% off discount, and if my subscription is expired, does that mean i can’t play SF3OE anymore cos i’m not on PS Plus? Please say it ain’t so. Thanks

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