‘Heads-Up’ PlayStation Store Update (24th September 2009)

Howdy all, another week, another dollop of content for you all

I know it’s a tough act to follow last week’s offering, but I think we’ve done a good job of carrying on the momentum – but I leave it to you to see what you think.

Heavy Weapon joins the PSN game list on the store, we have three demos for you this week, starting with Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, then a slice of Lost Planet 2 (with those extra bits to play for us PS3 owners) and if you didn’t check out The Punisher: No Mercy when it was released a while back, we also have a demo for that title now available too.

The standout bit of content this week for me (and that’s because I am a self-confessed fanboy) is the Broken Steel pack for Fallout 3, but we also have more challenges for Batman: Arkham Asylum, and extra content for UFC Unleashed 2009, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, Madden NFL 10, Rock Band and Guitar Hero. Speaking of Guitar Hero we also have some special offers on a selection of tracks for this week only, and there are more details on this in the content list below.

For our PSP users you can test your rallying skills with Colin McRae DiRT 2, play with your food in Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs as well as get additional content for Prinny, and Rock Band Unplugged.

Not too shabby this week eh? As usual, leave your thoughts in the comments section and I’ll do my best to respond to as many as possible.

Special Offers

As detailed last week, PixelJunk Racers, High Velocity Bowling, Super Stardust HD Double Pack, Echochrome Micro and Disney’s Action Game feat. Hercules are still on special offer this week, however, we also have the below Guitar Hero Tracks available for one week only starting today:

Guitar Hero World Tour – all tracks (£1.19/€1.49)

  • Mr. Brightside by The Killers
  • Low by Travis Barker
  • What’s My Age Again by Blink 182
  • Jessie’ Girl by Rick Springfield
  • We Are The Champions by Queen
  • Human by The Killers
  • Black Betty by Ram Jam
  • Because of You by Nickelback
  • 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
  • Hot Blooded by Foreigner
  • No Rain by Blind Melon
  • Life In The Fast Lane by The Eagles
  • Drive by Incubus
  • Rock n’ Roll Band by Boston
  • Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen
  • Gimme All Your Lovin’ by ZZ Top
  • Another Way To Die by Jack White and Alicia Keys
  • So What by Pink
  • Old Time Rock and Roll by Bob Seger
  • One Of These Nights by The Eagles
  • You Know You’re Right by Nirvana
  • Ticks by Brad Paisley
  • Use Me by Hinder
  • Me and My Gang by Rascal Flatts
  • Sliver by Nirvana

PEGI 12+

Downloadable Games

Heavy Weapon (£6.99/€7.99)
PEGI 7+

Demos (free)

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
PEGI 16+

Lost Planet 2
PEGI 16+

The Punisher: No Mercy
PEGI 16+

Add-On Game Content

Fallout 3 – Broken Steel Pack (£7.99/€9.99)
PEGI 16+

Batman: Arkham Asylum – Prey In The Darkness Pack (free)
PEGI 16+

UFC Unleashed 2009 – Additional Fighters (£2.99/€3.99)
PEGI 16+

Madden NFL 10 – AFL Legacy Pack (£5.25/€6.59)
PEGI 3+

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 – Sheshan Course (£4.79/€5.99)
PEGI 3+

Guitar Hero 5

  • Dull Life by Yeah Yeah Yeahs (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Geeks Were Right by The Faint (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Munich by Editors (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs/The Faint/Editors Track Pack (contains the three tracks listed above) (£4.39/€5.49)

PEGI 12+

Rock Band

  • Amongst The Waves by Pearl Jam (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Force of Nature by Pearl Jam (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Gonna See My Friend by Pearl Jam (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Got Some by Pearl Jam (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Johnny Guitar by Pearl Jam (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Just Breathe by Pearl Jam (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Speed of Sound by Pearl Jam (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Supersonic by Pearl Jam (£0.99/€1.49)
  • The End by Pearl Jam (£0.99/€1.49)
  • The Fixer by Pearl Jam (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Unthought Known by Pearl Jam (£0.99/€1.49)

PEGI 12+

Videos (free)

  • MAG Leadership Trailer
  • Dragon Age: Origins Warden’s Calling Trailer
  • Fallout 3 Trailers
  • Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Trailer

Wallpapers (free)

  • Heroes Over Europe Heroes Wallpaper

PlayStation Store via PSP and Media Go

Downloadable Games (also available via the PS3 store)

Colin McRae DiRT 2 (£23.99/€29.99)
PEGI 3+

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (£23.99/€29.99)
PEGI 7+

Add-On Game Content (also available via the PS3 store)

Prinny Can I Really Be The Hero? – Li’l Asagi Comes Home (£2.99/€3.99)
PEGI 7+

Rock Band Unplugged

  • Flathead by The Fratellis (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Wake Up Dead by Megadeth (£0.99/€1.49)

PEGI 12+

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Great update. Thanks guys.

Hello. Good update. But where is Final Fantasy Dissidia and all the other psp games?

Nothing specific to mention about Dissidia – but next week sees a LOT of PSP content coming to the store.

I’m probably going to be quite sparse with comments this week because I have so much planning to do for next week…but I hope next week you’ll all agree it’s worth it ;)

TGS week and only one PS3 game? Oh well at least i’ll get to play some Fallout again. Do we get another update tomorow with some TGS videos??

lost planet oh yeah! :D

SuGaR_rAy_RiDeR 24 September, 2009 @ 10:09
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nice and early this week i see :-)

not a bad update…..no psone classics again, but saying that, alot of nice demos to keep me going for the week.

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Nice update, does the six axis work with the Ninja Gaiden demo lol

Also get a reminder out about Dizzie Rascal later in case people forget

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BROKEN STEEL!! Mike, you never cease to please me when it comes to the store updates.
:D

It’s all about Broken Steel this week, that’s my evening and weekend taken over (at least!!) :P

Lost Planet 2 demo!

I played it on my 360 and it was really good. Can’t wait to check out the new exclusive demo levels (which I think you should mention in your post ;p).

Any news on more Dynamic themes and the first wave of avatars??

More dynamics coming next week – nothing to say about avatars as yet.

Nice update Mike m8.. any news on the updzte 1.3 for Home. gonna defo try out Lost Planet 2 demo later before work

Awesome! More Batman: Arkham Asylum goodness! :D

And finally.. BROKEN STEEL !!

uno ??? store jap !

That Guitar Hero pack is tempting. But still annoyed I brought the export key for £3 something and most of the songs from Guitar hero World Tour are not even on my Guitar Hero 5 list…

Great update though :)

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Mike – I am so ANGRY – where do I start, there is just too much content!!!

We’ve been had again – too much content – it’s a disgrace – sort it out Mike :-)

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rage rage!! Sorry, won’t happen again, for the next few weeks we’ll release a couple of trailers only or something, that’ll teach ya ;)

Hhhhmmmmmm, busy planning next weeks update? Mike if you just want to head home and play Broken Steel you can tell us. We are all gamers here, lol

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Man, I wish I could swan off today and play BS all day – but I can’t just yet :(

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Cheers.

Glad the Fallout DLC is finally here but at that price better of waiting until the 16th october and getting the game of the year edition for £29 with all 5 add ons included.
Anywho the Forza 3 demo is on live today so goodbye PS3 at least for the next week!

Excellent store update, Mike! Gonna have alot of fun with Fallout 3 DLC, Batman DLC and the Lost Planet 2 demo.

For tradition’s sake, what’s the status on MGS1 hitting the PSN? :P

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To carry on the tradition I don’t know :) I’ll be able to share some info soon though I hope.

top update, I am EAGERLY awaiting the next update for some psp loving though!

Great update Mike! Looking forward to play Broken Steel, in between heavy NHL 10 sessions.

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Great up date, looking forward to trying out The Punisher, and some more Batman challenges is good, cos it’s been on my mind to trade it in after finishin story mode in a couple of days……..

The big question though is ” is there any truth to the CoD WaW Map Pack 4 talk” ??????????? it’s not on your update list and i know alot of people are saying it is due out today, but is it just rumours ??????????

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rumours, rumours, rumours – no such pack hitting the store today.

Nices demos ! I take them :). But I keep my money this week, nothing for me

Seems like a very good update. Lot of interesting content for me, few good demos and great DLC. Keep up the good work.

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Hi Mike,
Any ps1 classics coming to the store ever again?

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Yes, we’re working hard on getting more to the store.

Hi Mike.

Can’t say anything in this weeks update interests me.

Do you have a figure for the amount of PSP content coming to the store next week? The US/Japan are apparently getting like 400 games uploaded to their stores.

Any input would be appreciated by myself, and I’m sure PSPgo consumers.

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Are those figures exaggerated?? 400, wow that’ll be something. I don’t have visibility on the US Store content for next week, but that’s a lot.

As long as everything I’m tracking for next week comes out of QA safely, then you’ll need a lot of fingers (borrow a few friends perhaps) to count each game being released next week :)

OMG,

25 songs for guitarhero?? for 1.49?
are you guys high?
Keep up the good work! your doing an awesome job!
cheers

“UFC Unleashed 2009 – Additional Fighters (£2.99/€3.99)”

Do you mean UFC Unlimited 2009? ;-) Do you have the name, or at least numbers, of the new fighters?

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Actually it’s Undisputed over here – that’s my typo error ;)

Thumbs up for the LP2 demo but still no TMNT2 for us EU dwellers…. Meh! Pull your socks up and get it sorted! The US store has had it for 2 WEEKS now! :(

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I know when it’s coming, just checking that I’m allowed to say when…

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Mike, can you shed some light on this Heavy Weapon game?

I MIGHT buy it but I’m undecided as I know nothing about it. I was kinda hoping to see Zombie Apocalypse though, where is it?

“Actually it’s Undisputed over here – that’s my typo error”

lol, by correcting you I was wrong too, a good way to look stupid.

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Haha, I didn’t want to mention it though :)

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Scratch that comment about Heavy Weapon, it’s just another PopCap Game :(

No Zombie Apocalypse this week? Or is that next week? 360 got it yesterday, thought we’d get it today. Fun Game. Nice Job this week Mike! *Thumbs Up*

Sweet, thanks Mike.

I think Kaz Hirai said at TGS that when the Go launches in Japan it will launch with 700 titles. Also, I read somewhere that it’ll launch in the US with 400. I guess they probably were referring to games already available on the store as well.

How much are miniS going to cost?

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Disappointed not to see Zombie Apocalypse on your list, here, Mike. Are you able to confirm either, or hopefully both of:
* It’s coming next week?
* Its demo will accompany it?

Also, I’d be delighted if you could offer an ETA on Hustle Kings.
Also, for the information of whoever decides if we get foreign releases: DO WANT FF8 downloadable from the Store! ;)

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For those asking about ZA – it’s had to go into QA again, so we likely won’t see it for a fair few weeks yet. Sorry :(

Carnivius_Prime 24 September, 2009 @ 10:29
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Nothing for me this week it seems. I loathed Fallout 3 (easily my least favorite game I bought in the last 5 years) and while I liked Arkham Asylum I sold it already to pay a bill.

What’s Heavy Weapon like? Not heard of it before.

Looking forward to more PS1 classics. Hopefully some of my faves will be coming at some point.

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Loathed Fallout 3 – GET OUT, NEVER DARKEN MY COMMENTS SECTION AGAIN…

;)

Hey wow, thanks for all these trailers from the Tokyo Game Show, they’re really good, especially The Last Guardian and FFXIV!

OH WAIT.

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Sarky…

I can’t see how downloadable games will become common. DiRT 2 for PSP is listen on PSN for £24, while you can buy the UMD brand new for £18 (play.com).

Other than that, decent update :o)

off topic guys

have you all whom registered for MAG beta got the codes already?

i am still waiting:(

not so sure now if ill get a code at all:(

If ZA passed Microsuck’s QA, what stopped it from passing SCEE’s?

Sorry guys next week isnt good enough im canceling my PSP GO preorder, you need to at least announce whats coming next week, im not spending £225 on a handheld console, when you cant promise a single new title will be available for it other that GT5.

I know youve said lots of content is coming but for all i know thats just a load of rock band dlc and demos.

Very dissapointed :(

Not a bad update, some interesting demos to pick up there as well as more free DLC for Batman.

I never got Fallout 3 but I’m glad about that, at £7.99 (£6.80 on 360 ;) ) for each of them it will be miles cheaper to get the upcoming Game of the Year edition!

Also the pricing of Heavy Weapon has finally gotten it right! $9.99 in the US, €7.99 in Europe, £6.99 in the UK – THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE! None of this $9.99, €9.99, £7.99 nonsense!

I know publishers are free to set their pricing, but they must follow your lead, and you must see the logic in giving the Euro a more reasonable exchange rate to the Dollar, which then can filter to the UK release using a more realistic £/€ exchange rate! Plus it keeps you in line with your competitors pricing!

I really wish SCEE would address this and apply a transparent, consistent, and fair rate of exchange across all their PSN releases. If your competitors can do it why can’t you?

I know you’ll not be able to comment on this, if you reply to it at all, but please feed it back to your manager or whoever it is that is responsible for these decisions – it’s what your customers want and will no doubt drive up sales (think back to all those I’m not paying £11.99 for Fat Princess comments etc).

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Also the pricing of Heavy Weapon has finally gotten it right! $9.99 in the US, €7.99 in Europe, £6.99 in the UK – THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE! None of this $9.99, €9.99, £7.99 nonsense!

I know publishers are free to set their pricing, but they must follow your lead, and you must see the logic in giving the Euro a more reasonable exchange rate to the Dollar, which then can filter to the UK release using a more realistic £/€ exchange rate! Plus it keeps you in line with your competitors pricing!

I really wish SCEE would address this and apply a transparent, consistent, and fair rate of exchange across all their PSN releases. If your competitors can do it why can’t you?

I know you’ll not be able to comment on this, if you reply to it at all, but please feed it back to your manager or whoever it is that is responsible for these decisions – it’s what your customers want and will no doubt drive up sales (think back to all those I’m not paying £11.99 for Fat Princess comments etc).

What do you say Mike? Don’t make me call Watchdog about it – I’ll set the AnneDroid on you again! :D ;)

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I will feedback for you ;)

Also, I’m not scared of no AnneDroid!

Any news about Brutal Legend demo?

BROKEN STEEL! BROKEN STEEL! BROKEN STEEL! BROKEN STEEL! BROKEN STEEL! BROKEN STEEL! BROKEN STEEL! BROKEN STEEL! BROKEN STEEL! BROKEN STEEL! BROKEN STEEL! lol

Omg Mike, your a legend :D

Any news on if we will be getting any more PS1 Classics any time soon? I’ve recently got my PSP all up and running on the latest firmware and playing FFVII on it is just the beginning hopefully.

Any chance we will get some of the stuff the US store has seen? Or something else? What about more Final Fantasys? lol

Also, any news on Disgaea 3 trophies?

Sorry for all the questions

Great update, but where is “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled”?

£7.99 for Broken steel? If that’s how much they’re all going to be then I think I’ll hold out for the GOTY edition!

Hi Mike, with the release of the psp go and store content next week, will any psone games be uploaded or is just past umd titles? Don’t need to go into specifics, just a yay or nay would be appreciated :) Cheers fella, b0yr6c3r

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No PSOne Classics planned, but new PSP games and past UMD titles will be released.

Oh yeah, do you know anything about Dreamcast and/or PS2 titles becoming available on the store, Mike? Sega seem to think so…

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There is no way I am even going to touch this one…

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Posted on 24 September, 2009 at 10:30 am by Mike Kebby

For those asking about ZA – it’s had to go into QA again, so we likely won’t see it for a fair few weeks yet. Sorry

That sucks :(

It was the one game I was looking forward to tiding me over until FIFA and Uncharted 2. I already Platinumed last weeks big release in Trine so that’s no use to me now.

“(…)and Disney’s Action Game feat. Hercules are still on special offer this week”

Hi Mike, great update today :D but the Hercules PSOne classic is not at the Spanish Store, any idea about that?

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It’s not released on the Spanish store, sorry.

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Hey Mike, don’t suppose you know if there’s gonna be a Fallout DLC bundle? cheers.

when can we expect turtles in time reshelled?

Mike, we know there will be at least two DLC packs for Dirt 2 (The names of them are actually listed in the game).

Any idea if they are on the horizon?

Why are there no more PS1 Classics coming?

Hi Mike! I know this is the EU forum and all, but us Yankees don’t get any answers on the bloody US board… Would you happen to know when us gits will be gettin’ Trine over in the states? Much thanks, Tiger

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Sorry Tiger, I wouldn’t comment on any release dates for the US even if I knew, I’m not going to step on my US counterparts toes.

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Hi Mike, thanks for the update, any word on who the fighters in the UFC DLC are?

Woo! Broken Steel pack! Timeot get stuck back into Fallout 3 and add some trophies to my Platinum! :)

Good update this week mike!

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My trophy percentage for Fallout has dropped so much since the patch- have to work hard to get it back up to a respectable amount again! :D

Hey mike just want to know has the cross edge DLC been submitted for our store?

i’m thinking about buying it tomorrow but not sure if there is no news about DLC

Any comments on Trine’s price on the danish store last week? Was it an error that’s getting fixed, or does Denmark indeed have to pay 33% more than UK and the €-countries.

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Good update! :) Mike, question for ya (please answer. :P) Square announced Final Fantasy 8 would be hitting PSN. Is it coming to the european store and when?

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Fingers crossed we’ll be getting it soon ;)

very good update today well done guys, keep up the good work thanks

Great update! Some nice demos this week!

I’ll take your reply as confirmation that DC/PS2 titles will launch exclusively on the EU PSN next Thursday. Thanks. Don’t let me down! :D

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You heard it hear first ;) arf arf

Another week, another pathetic update. Seems last week was a break from the norm, and now standard service has been resumed.

You do know that the PSPgo comes out next week, yes?! No PSone games, and 2 overpriced PSP games. Well done Sony. Honestly, miracles want to be performed next week, otherwise there is no point in spending £225(!!) on a PSPgo. FAIL. Oh, and the PSPgo accessory converter that I’ve just seen is absolutely laughable. MAJOR FAIL.

Still no TMNT for the PS3. I’ll give you a hand here: “Cowabunga Dudes” is the same in English, French, German etc… Why are we having to wait for TMNT, it’s been out on the US Store for a couple of weeks now.

Overall a completely rubbish week unless you like playing with toy guitars.

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Listen, if you’re going to have a moan please read my comments first…

Next weeks Dynamic Themes. Would it be possible to let us know what they are today?

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Sorry, just in case for some reason they don’t make it (which shouldn’t happen, but just in case) no.

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It’s great update especially Broken Steel , but Russia never get any of guitar hero or rock band dlc do we?((

Hope to see the store gets updated more on time this week. Last week was pretty much a friday update.

When should we expect deTuned to arrive on our Store?

MIKE!!!! Why no Dynamic Guinness theme for Arthur Guinness Day :)

Fallout 3 DLC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

three dog, trusty AR-21 Plasma rifle, Fawkes, Fatman, dogmeat, i have missed you so. Time to dust off my pip boy.

I thought we were gonna get brutal legend demo today? If it comes out while I’m uni, I’ll be sad :(. Also standard question for the week: Saw demo? Even a release date? I wanna do a full game/film maraton but need to know which weekend to take off work. Thanks Mike. Good update too. Hope they support Batman AA for a long time yet.

THANKS FOR THE UPDATE MIKEFACE! :)

wasn’t zombie apocalypse scheduled for release this week or was that just in the US?

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Listen ACIDFACE don’t make me repeat myself :P

Zombie is delayed because of issues in QA, so hopefully with us within a few weeks or so.

Great update Mike! Finally BS in our hands! But, do you know if the 9.99€ price will be the same for all the Fallout 3 expansions? I. E. The Pitt, Mothership Zeta, etc…

In that case they’ll be more expensive than the game itself. And almost the same price as Fallout 3 GOTY Edition…

With Beatles Rock band, there were alot of great beatles songs missing.. Do you know if theres any DLC coming out?

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nice update. I’ll only be downloading the batman dlc and lost planet 2 demo tho. I’m waiting for the goty edition of fallout, got £30 worth of points on my game card for it lol.

cheers for the unofficial confirmation of ps2/dc games coming to the ps3 Mike :p At least I hope it’s true and Sega also release panzer dragoon saga and burning rangers.

as for ff8, does your comment mean it’s definitely coming to europe? I don’t care when it comes, just that it does, it’s my favourite ff.

I need new avatars!

Mike, I dont know if you can answer this, but here it goes. When the PSP Go gets released on Thursday next week, I intend to buy it around 9:00 when the shops open (eager beaver). I intend to download the PSP GO Gran Tourismo theme so I can get my free copy of GT, but I was reading the terms and conditions on the PSP UK website and it says the offer is on from 12:00 PM on the 1st.

Does this mean I have to wait till after mid day before downloading the theme to be counted for the offer, or will I be okay to download it straight away. I know this is probably not the place to ask, but I didn’t know who else to ask?

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I’m hoping that all this will be explained in another blog post at some point – I’m not the best person to ask.

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Hi Mike,

Do you know when Motorstorm Arctic Edge is going on the store as its been in the shops for the last week? My guess is that its being held back for the pspgo launch next week.

Oh and @64

You can get a PSP Go off play.com for £199.99 which will also get you a free copy of Gran Turismo is you get it early enough. And the overpriced PSP games are actually cheaper than going into a store and buying them. If you want to save more money you can get £20 PSN cards from zavvi.co.uk for £16 (thats a 20% saving).

Great Update! NGS2 and LP2 demo + Fallout3 DLC, excellent! :)

@Mike SORRY MIKEFACE!! i did look over the comments but didn’t see any about it! show me mercy!

enjoy your time with fallout mate :)

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No, no mercy shall be shown this week – I am tired and ansty :)

Thanks dude, I’m like a squealing fanboy at the moment…can’t wait to get home! Fallout, Fallout ;)

Hi Mike,

Sorry to bring this up again, but I still can’t find the Rock Band songs I mentioned last week. Also, in de ingame store I couldn’t find last weeks update either.

Could you please have another look?

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Hmmm – we’ll have another look into this.

yeah by saying not going to touch the dc/ps2 subject we can take that to gaf as a confirmation from a sony employee! :D

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Yeah sure you can…oh dear, oh dear… ;)

Has Mike made another release announcement? ;)

Okay for those who have asked about Turtles In Time it’s coming next week!! (I just wanted to check with Ubisoft that they were happy for me to mention it) :P

Where is Invincible Tiger? Is it not coming?

i j u s t so hApPy ! caN T wRIT e LOL

@83 no not yet.. couldnt sqeeze info out of him this week ;) :P

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Anyone has any news about the Disgaea update (aka 2.30)?

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Broken Steel… at last!! I was longing for more Fallout3 goodness… ;_;

Posted on 24 September, 2009 at 11:07 am by Mike Kebby
Listen, if you’re going to have a moan please read my comments first…

Hear, Hear! You tell ’em Mikey! ;)

Don’t listen to them Mike, some people don’t know the difference between a ‘bad update’ and a ‘good but nothing I fancy update’!

It’s a shame there is no way to filter the comments to only show yours, or only show comments with replies, or have a little button on the reply that jumps you to the next reply etc. That way people would be more likely to read/think before posting – even if you just put some text next to the Submit button that says something like “Please read all the Official Replies before posting in case your comment has already been addressed”.

P.S. I forgot to mention in my earlier comment, thanks for getting the update posted so early this week – you’ve been a bit late the last two weeks ;)

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Good ideas ;)

By the way – my updates were written and all ready well in advance the last two weeks, just seems I wasn’t that important and was bumped down the billing – this week it’s back where the PSN Store belongs, right at the top of the bill!! muhahahaha

Mike how do i get the update i’ve been waiting ages for broken steel and i just wanna get it when will i get the update!

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Later today – just a little longer to wait :)

Cool demo’s.

When are PSN cards coming to the UK?

PLEASE REPLY TO THIS. I noticed DiRT 2 for PSP is £23.99! The game is only £17.99 in most stores. I have a PSP GO on pre-order and i am now cancelling it as i don’t understand why we should have to pay more for the games. Why are they priced higher than the UMD versions? Are Sony stupid? I really wanted to get a psp go and now it just makes it un-buyable!

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I’ll reply, but I don’t have anything to say…sorry, it’s a subject I can’t get drawn into.

“I know it’s a tough act to follow last week’s offering…”

Not really if you look at it from a PSP customer’s point of view. :P

Would it be perhaps be a good idea to divide the Playstion blog into two separate sections; one for the PS3 platform and one for the PSP? In that way content would be easier to find and more relevant for everyone. The tag system isn’t sufficient enough, imo.

Did Mike just indirectly confirm the PS2/DC rumours?

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If one more person asks this I’m going to…well I don’t know what, but something :) All I said was I’m not going to touch that one – take from that whatever you will, that seems to be how the internet works anyway…

I know this is completely unrelated to the Store update, sorry, but there is no where else to ask this and there is at least one cool person from SCEE (that’s you Mike) with an eye on these comments.

When is the SingStar space in Home going to be available? Sony cannot make it available this evening (6-8pm) because the amount of downloads and user logins that space is going to get will (more than likely) kill the Home servers, not something anyone will want just before the Rizzee Rascal event starts.

Thanks, and sorry for the off-topicness again. :)

………….PS1 Classics any time soon?

Also a general psn store question. Where is ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE?

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RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR!!

I literally have mentioned this twice already…

/calm down Mike, calm down

Sorry, am far too tired today to keep repeating myself :(

Ok, i read about zombie apocalypse? Why hasn’t this been done yet, its ridiculous. The xbox live team manage to get games online and a day before, and not just a day before they do it right in the morning and we have to wait till ‘some time after 6’ HIRE MORE STAFF FOR GOD SAKE! This isnt a personal attack on you Mike its just ridiculous! Il come and work for you if you want il make sure content is released on time. lol maybe its not as easy as i make out but xbox live team manage.

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I know it’s not personal dude – I don’t know how MS do it, but they obviously have a different QA process than us – unfortunately it something fails QA once, it adds weeks to the release date, because of the need to resubmit and try to get through QA again.

Hi Mike, any chance of Final Fantasy VIII today? cheers

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Nope, sorry.

will the update be a late one like the last few weeks? cuz if so i can stop refreshing the store all day waitin for broken steal. ÷) Ta

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Hopefully not – we had publishing problems these last two weeks, I’m hoping we don’t encounter them again.

Is it going to be another later one today mike? Cheers, enjoy Broken Steel!

Mike needs coffee

And some toast

And a large inflatable hammer

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Yes, yes, and definitely yes to that last one – that would give me immeasurable amounts of pleasure :P

Do you know if Final Fantasy VIII (which was just announced in Japan) will make it to Europe eventually also?

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Mike Kebby can u plz help me out with my problem, i haven’t yet got the store update

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Nobody has buddy – these blog updates are a ‘heads-up’, once the store goes live I update in the comments section ;)

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Will the store ever go back to being updated around 5-6pm? It was nice having a bunch of new stuff waiting for me when I get home from work. It seems since that much-loathed firmware update which shall remain nameless (:x RAGE!!) that the store doesn’t get updated until closer to 10pm or so, maybe even later. Might as well call it the Friday update instead by the time the stuff gets updated.

Not complaining, just curious.

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Mike when is the EU PlayStation store going to get more PS1 games? I really want all the Tomb Raider games the US have :(

TheKillerSnowman 24 September, 2009 @ 11:47
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whene does TMNT and avatars and videozone come to the swedish playstation store?

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I wont be able to DL the batman stuff or the demos , blumming MAG hasnt finished downloading yet . at this rate it will be next week before i get to do anything .

Thanks for the replies Mike, its good of you to actually speak to the community as you do. Great Job! I guess when people get disappointed they can come here and shout at you, it seems to happen alot ive noticed. Cheers and all the best!

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Yeah, I’m a target ;)

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Any news on Motorstorm download for PSP at all… ?

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Hi Mike,

Is there no RockBand Pearl Jam album bundle? The RockBand website seems to think there is..

I’ve been loving listening to this album (Backspacer) all week so I was looking forward to the bundle..?

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With the PSP Go out next week, has there been any mention of the UMD-digital offer mentioned a while ago. Or will that be only for americans?

(on floor prayin) PLEASE NOT LATE ÷)

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ok thanks, i called playsation and they said about 4pm is that right and what time do u reckon the update will happen

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Haha, who did you call and how would they know? :P

That makes me chuckle – nobody except the store team knows what time we’ll publish, and they don’t man the phones.

Todays update is not too shabby at all, the only thing that grates is the punisher demo…… i could have done with that before i wasted my money on it…….. a least other’s will be saved from making my mistake. ;)

Not a question, just a thought, but next thursday when the PSP Go gets released, it would be nice to see a very early store update for the PSP stuff. Its going to be a bummer getting a PSP Go, and then not being able to do anything new and exciting with it till late that evening :) Can you tell I am really excited about the PSP Go. I can’t even sleep properly (SAD)

blaikieboii, it’s usually around 5PM-6PM english time

Sweet more batman goodies :D

Good update but (always a but) will there be any more PSone classics coming soon? Be nice to see a twisted metal game :]

Mike can you confirm that (as I expect it will) all the Fallout 3 DLC will be the same price?

Will there be any kind of pack once they are all released to lower the price?

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Not sure about pricing for the other packs just yet.

Hallo

Any news when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game is coming to EU? Have a little kid that realy wants to play the entire game (downloaded the demo from the US store)

Thanks :)

Thank for the update.

regards

Thanks Mike, The positioning of your comment on page 2 now makes me look like a person who was asking about TMNT :(

When everyone knows that I’m actually desperate for the Pippa Funnell games to appear on PS3 ;)

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ok FDC1 thanks for the info CAN’T WAIT for Broken Steel! i’ve been waiting since June and im frothing at the mouth for the update :)

Will PS2 games ever come to PSN? ;) Good update ;)

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*GASP*
MORE FALLOUT!
*GASP*
FALLOUT!!!
*GASP*

*ASPLODES!!!!!!!*

Don’t suppose you have any info for me mike about the cross edge stuff?

Also anything about a wolfenstein demo?

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so mike kebby what the woman on the phone told me was all a lie? im sorry if i keep asking but can u give me a time for the update as im bored and wanna play Broken Steel!

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“Posted on 24 September, 2009 at 10:39 am by Gavin_Rozee

Oh yeah, do you know anything about Dreamcast and/or PS2 titles becoming available on the store, Mike? Sega seem to think so…

Posted on 24 September, 2009 at 10:41 am by Mike Kebby

There is no way I am even going to touch this one…”

I like the fact that that isn’t a denial ;p. In any case, one awesome update this week. Fair enough I’m only going to get the free stuff (I’m waiting for the Fallout GOTY due to a lack of cash and hard drive space) but it’s still pretty damn good.

@ blaikieboii

the store normaly updates around after 4PM depending on content and if there are any problems holding up content

so you have a while to wait

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Hmmm, I was really hoping Turtles in Time would be on this week. Now I have to download Bomberman Ultra to keep me busy for another week. I hope. :P
Other than that, a good update! :D

Pretty good update this week. I’m very much looking forward to the Fallout expansion. The only question I have is aside from allowing the game to continue after the ending and the level cap increased to 30, are there any other specific changes that it makes? I know I should research it myself but seeing as you, the legend that is Mike Kebby, seems to be pretty pumped about it I figured you might be able to furnish me with an answer.

Have a lovely day!

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Broken Steel adds a couple of quests I believe, as well as letting you play on after the original ending, raise the level cap, and I think there’s also a few new perks too.

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ok cheers for that roxa598

TheKillerSnowman 24 September, 2009 @ 12:07
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i hope for more good stuff next week. this week was not a good update :(

Its a good update Sir keddy however SCEA store update be even better.

but that not the topic i wanted to ASK.

i read of what sega blunder (leaked) a meno to SCEA concerning dreamcast games on psn not just that but ps2 on SCEA psn as well & this is fantastic i wanted this i ask for this, i said “can we go to the scea & convert our money to buy in the scea store”

& the sega leaked meno confirm it as well as the stuff i said they to be a japanese import store in scea store.

so the question is…… will we scee get that on our store? practical the scea store import store will be for us its a tall order but mike ask the higher ups, this will be a money spinner if the devs cant be bother to do our games in our region then you (scee) should at least give us the option to do so

as for the devs im asking you, why the delay why the scea 1st, scee 2nd we in uk are 2nd in the market, so the question to you devs is…..
what is your EXCUSE?

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what are u talking about m8 this weeks updates going to be AMAZING!

Good work on the PSN update again. I look forward to all the PSP games next week too, though it looks like I’ll have to invest in a few PSN cards when they appear (apparently now on 1st Oct with the PSP GO!).

I’ll go get some games traded in!

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so mike do u work for playstation

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Of course – I work in the PSN Store Management team and help look after the release schedules and store updates (amongst many other things).

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mike will there be any price cut on the Broken Steel when the updates released

TheKillerSnowman 24 September, 2009 @ 12:21
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do you know iif there is coming out a demo to Aliens vs. Predator?

Anyone know who i could contact about the MAG Beta Contest? i registered but haven’t received a code, as they said everyone who did register would get 1…

btw NG2 & LP2 are awesome

Nice update Mr.Kebby,nothing for me this time,but good work!

Let’s see if I guess the “responsible guys” evil agenda towards the Ps classics debacle(not asking for any answer here)…

1-Bureaucracy cost for bringing PS1 classic may exceed in some cases the price of release in europe,that’s what “localization” costs meant,consumption of time=money, that’s why we usually get shafted with overpricing.

2-Higher quality PS2/DC games may be easier to deal with since they were not released so very long ago.The cost may be the same or less than bringing PS1 items,plus,they can(logically)carry a superior pricetag.

3-You sneaky %&x#s!,you had no orders to work it out!: you are going to “Import” them for us heh?,less headaches with the pricing per region if it’s sold as a Rare Item hmm? less language localization hmm? and since we’ve been MONTHS giving feedback of what precise games we long for,you know exactly how much(more)are we willing to pay.Give me a break,I’m not a cow.

Please, marketing ...

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Nice update Mr.Kebby,nothing for me this time,but good work!

Let’s see if I guess the “responsible guys” evil agenda towards the Ps classics debacle(not asking for any answer here)…

1-Bureaucracy cost for bringing PS1 classic may exceed in some cases the price of release in europe,that’s what “localization” costs meant,consumption of time=money, that’s why we usually get shafted with overpricing.

2-Higher quality PS2/DC games may be easier to deal with since they were not released so very long ago.The cost may be the same or less than bringing PS1 items,plus,they can(logically)carry a superior pricetag.

3-You sneaky %&x#s!,you had no orders to work it out!: you are going to “Import” them for us heh?,less headaches with the pricing per region if it’s sold as a Rare Item hmm? less language localization hmm? and since we’ve been MONTHS giving feedback of what precise games we long for,you know exactly how much(more)are we willing to pay.Give me a break,I’m not a cow.

Please, marketing dept or whoever responsible, go jump in a cold lake to never return.

As for me,I’ll keep my posts sourless from now on, sorry but THIS one issue called out for heaven, is a pristine, outraging milking.

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Why is the Fallout 3 add on more expensive than the 360 version? I admit it’s only a £1 but it’s still a pound I could spend elsewhere.

Mike, just a quickie. Any news on Peggle coming to PSN. It was announced with all the PopCap games at the start of the year. I really need some Peggle crack…

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Broken Steel..Yesssssss

&

Only £7.99

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TrevDaRev321 add me blaikieboii to ur friends list and i’ll share some Fallout 3 tips

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Nice update. Wow Fallout 3 DLC. Bethesda were not kidding when they said 10 euroes each pack.

http://www.play.com/Games/PlayStation3/4-/10296405/Fallout-3-Game-Of-The-Year-Edition/Product.html

Wow I guess I’ll wait 3 more weeks for the GOTY edition. Smyths toy store has it priced at 35 euros and they are giving 15 euros in store credit for trading in Fallout 3. No Downloading either

TheKillerSnowman 24 September, 2009 @ 12:32
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fallout 3 sucks ass. i did not like that game at all. you must be a fallout fan to like that game.

humm decent update, I’ll get all three demos to kill some time, the one demo i really want is not on the list however, poor old Brutal Legend. I’m going to assume the rumors are true then and X-box does infact get it a week earlier then us. I’ll be away for the next update so not going i have a chance to play the demo for awhile.

just a quick question, if X-box releases the demo a week earlier then you guys, and everyone with multiple platform who is interested in said demo gets it for X-box (and presumably having played it will not get it for PSN) wouldn’t that equate to more of these people buying the game for X-box rather then PlayStation as they have had a chance to get a hang of the controls on that system? (while also annoying the loyal PlayStation Fanboys who can’t access the demo?)

Broken Steel =

3 Main Quests
3 Side Quests
14 Perks
6 Trophies (3 Bronze, 2 Silver, 1 Gold)

And of course the raising of the Level Cap.

+ 3 other random encounter quests

Mike any chance you can release Fallout Broken steel DLC now?
So I can play It.

I can’t wait another 4 hours!!
I’m an addict ;)

Go on, Pull some strings Mike ;)

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what random encouter quests does it add?

PSP GO preorder – cancelled.

There are too few PSP games, and absolutely nothing appears to change about that (we’ve heard that the good stuff will come “soon” for far too long with both the PSP and PS3). Making promises about “next week” holds zero weight after all the BS recently.

Also still nothing announced on if it will be possible to get UMD games on it, and the PSone classics program appear to be cancelled in Europe…

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no tmnt again? dissapointed again. and with the fallout dlc at £8, that is £8 x 5 = £40, goty fallout 3 = £30 (ig you know where)poor show.

On the other hand, If they consider to import things without crossing a very basic line of pricing abuse, I could eat my words very soon I guess.Not even asking for PS2 Disk retrocomp…guess that’s not in the cards for several reasons, loss of digital sales and unnecesary wearing & tearing of the Disk Drive(12xDVD vs 2xBR)amongst them.

Oh god… I’m just hurt ’cause I want PC engine classics to be brought here xD

whoismilan,

Mike has already announced the BIG PSP store update is next week:

“As long as everything I’m tracking for next week comes out of QA safely, then you’ll need a lot of fingers (borrow a few friends perhaps) to count each game being released next week “

TheKillerSnowman 24 September, 2009 @ 12:42
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last time it was a good update was when Resistance 2 come out with game packs. i miss the good updates :(

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Really?? I’m actually incredulous at that statement… :O

@whoismilan

as mike said earlier there are loads of PSP updates coming next week,i believe it was also said at E3 that the thursday the GO is released loads of PSP games will be uploaded to the store.

Also you can choose 5 of your UMD games to download for FREE of the store you just need to have one of the old PSPs for it to work

@154 just simple “collect these for caps” quests

hey i said its good but you not see the scea store yet, i see mikeface lol deliberately skip me post RWWWAAAAAAARRRRR

so i take that as a MAYBE, just 1 other thing in TGS 09 how much HOME cost for the psp a mini-home. i think it be FREE. :P

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Mike: Any word on when “detuned” is coming out in UK/Europe? I Wanna play with the Calodox Elephant head!! ;)

steps forward one step backwards. just when i thoughn it were going right it goes wrong again. No .detuned no tmnt and £7.99 really for Broken steel fallout 3 pack for something thats been out for a great many months on the systemt hat shall not be named. if all fallout 3 dlc is 7.99 might as well buy:GOTY as it works out alot cheaper. No new dynamic theme’s no new avatars no psone classics no TGS media. Lame just real Lame. I think that if we have another couple of months like this i can garuntee that there will be an empty space in my entertainment setup which will be filled very quickly with a certain green glow. sick of feeling that because of being eurnopea im not good enough to purchase good content available else where.

Mike Kebby and all of Sony, I LOVE YOU. Plain and simple, I do, the Dreamcast was one of my favourite consoles of all time, as was the PS2, the thought of being able to play these games again has proved once again I made the right choice with Sony and PS3, seriously, pure man love to you all. Plus PSP stuff = even more awesomeness *head explodes*

Cheers for the update Mike, broken steel is a 100% purchase tonight :)

Would you be able to give a rough figure on the psp games coming out next week as I think it is something that is making people hold off on the PSPgo (Just think, you could single handedly increase the sales of the go by bajillions!)

Thanks!

Me and Fallout… we don’t get along

Me and Arkham Asylum do though :)

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Well I’m a sucker for both games, they’re both incredible in differing ways :)

TheKillerSnowman 24 September, 2009 @ 12:53
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fallout 3 was a game that suck.

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Here’s a quick question, Mike!

25 GH:WT DLC tracks for 1,50 euro…
Like in 1,50 for each track or 1,50 for the entire DLC pack?

It would almost be too good to be true :P

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€1.49/£1.19 each TRACK, sorry it’s not all of them for that one price :)

TheKillerSnowman 24 September, 2009 @ 12:54
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do anyone know if Aliens vs Predator comes out in demo?

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as long as the free batman packs keep coming, im happy. love that game.

I’ll test out Lost Planet 2, and I’ll pick up Broken Steel if the rpice is right ;). What would the price happen to be in AUD?

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Mike whats your favourite game u’ve played on the ps3?

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Well my favourite game so far has been Fallout 3 without a doubt, closely followed by Batman: Arkham Asylum, however for PS3 exclusive titles it would be a close call between Killzone 2 and inFamous :)

What about you then?

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mike can u give an estimated time of the update ;). pla reply!

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mike can u give an estimated time of the update ;). plz* reply!

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donno why people would get the pal version of FFVIII, just get the american version making a fake account for US, and download the better version with better framerate and no borders

Mike doesn’t know already

just go do something to kill time

can’t really complain about this week’s update, apart from the still lacking ps1 titles, british titles as well to add insult to injury.
i guess scee just aren’t as good at their jobs as nintendo europe are, if they, nintendo, can overcome the legal issues with different company’s games from different company’s console while scee can’t manage their own games from their own consoles then it’s clear nintendo are just plain better at this.
i do have one question, when are the store cards being released?
we were told september, after two years preparing to bring these out scee can’t still be having last minutes delays.
still it’s great that scee got the fallout dlc out on time, was worried it would be like the oblivion dlc, which never did see the light of day on the eu store.
i can’t believe i’m congratulating you on getting content out on time when really that should be a given.

What happened to zombie apocalypse? I thought it was slated for a release today..

We’ve been getting good updates for the past few weeks :D Can’t wait for the Batman DLC!

Any news on the Uncharted 2 demo?

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yh mike i agree without a doubt my favourite game has to be FALLOUT 3

Uncharted 2 multiplayer demo?

@178, It’s not even on time, it was meant to be out over the summer remember? :D

TheKillerSnowman 24 September, 2009 @ 13:20
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i wanna have Aliens 4 in the store. that game to ps one. then i can download something

Great update but I feel a little let down with the ps1 games we need more of them & fast just to mention a few favorites Brigandine, Grandia, Just more rpg’s in general would be great.

Why can’t we just import our own PS1 games anyway? I can’t imagine it would be much hassle to install them to our PS3 hard drive and then copy them over to PSP…. oh wait, yeah… no money for sony that way I guess.

I guess helping the Consumer really does come last aye?

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Hey Mike, thanks for the update.

Three questions.

The usual two are any updates for Metal Gear Solid and TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled?

The third question is the US store gets Zombie Apocalypse this week, how come we don’t get it this week?

TheKillerSnowman 24 September, 2009 @ 13:36
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i wanna have a update to the ps3 that all your downloaded games that you dont want any more you can get somethink for them. then only throw them away. that sucks.

@ 188

TMNT is next week, still no news on MGS and Zombie Apocalypse was pushed back because it failed QA and has to be resubmitted.

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Hello Mike, It’s a great update. I want to ask you something, please answer me: I want to send some feedbacks and suggestions to SCEE, but I don’t know any address to do it. Can you provide me with an address to make it?. Thank you.

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Please use the Contact Us section on the right hand side of the blog ;)

Well i for one are more than happy to pay that little bit extra cash to play Fallout dlc before gty edition , so all you tight pocketed moaners can wait twiddling your thumbs till gty is released and i,ll be roaming the wastes with a little less money in my pockets but having a great time!!! ………..fantastic update , keep it up

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When we get NfS Shift demo?
anyone knows?

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@ 190

Any chance that Australia will get it then? Chances are we won’t as we get everything later.

Any reason why TMNT is delayed? It’s been out for a few weeks on the US store.

Lastly, why won’t Konami just give us what we want :(.

blaikieboii, whats wrong with you ;)

You’re kicking ass and taking names today Mike….AND I LIKE IT! More of this please. Far too many people of questionable intellect coming on and asking the same questions. “Too lazy to read the other posts? Why should Mike bother answering you” You’ll notice there was no question mark for the second sentence, as it was rhetorical. I like this version of Mike. High five!!!!!

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Yeah I’m being a bit more ruthless today ;)

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So are the psn cards coming next week i’ve seen the question asked but not answered , i wanna get one so i can get tmnt next week

Looks like a healthy update, but I’m afraid I’m far too busy getting blown up, shot and stabbed in the MAG beta :)

Keep up the good work!

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what do u mean presskohle, are u going to say when the updates released

Any news on the Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Demo, I remember Codies saying there will be one pre-release?

Thanks, Mike.

No Gravity Crash yet thank god, i didn’t want that on here today as i’m skint at the moment, i would cry if it was available and i couldn’t buy it :D.

I prayed at my Mike Kebby shrine all night but alas, no PS1 games :(

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But you got that bobblehead of me right? – That’s what usually happens anyway ;)

TheKillerSnowman 24 September, 2009 @ 13:58
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are there coming updates to DJ Hero when the game comes out ?

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I don’t have any information about that at the moment, so not sure to be honest.

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mike are u going to say when the updates released? :)

Hi Mike, any news on an Uncharted 2 multiplayer demo coming soon?

SuGaR_rAy_RiDeR 24 September, 2009 @ 14:12
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i need some help please……do i buy bomberman or trine?????

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I’m so sorry, I never saw it