‘Heads-Up’ PlayStation Store Update (29th April 2010)

Hi all, hope you’re well. Me? Fine; thanks for asking :-)

This week we’ve got a brand new batch of Special Offers available, and we’re featuring our LittleBigPlanet Street Fighter costumes to tie in nicely with the launch of a certain game this Friday (as well as releasing some additional content for said game on the store this week too).

The full rundown of content is below.

One last point, a reminder if you will, from next week (5th of May) the store will change the weekly update day to Wednesday.

Catch you in the comments section.

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Special Offers

(Available until the 12th of May)

  • LittleBigPlanet – Street Fighter Costume (Chun-Li) (was – £1.59/€1.99 now – £0.79/€0.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet – Street Fighter Costume (Guile) (was – £1.59/€1.99 now – £0.79/€0.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet – Street Fighter Costume (Ryu) (was – £1.59/€1.99 now – £0.79/€0.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet – Street Fighter Costume (Zangief) (was – £1.59/€1.99 now – £0.79/€0.99)
  • Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X – European Assault Pack (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £2.39/€2.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed Bloodlines (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)
  • Gottlieb Pinball Classics (PSP) (was – £8.69/€10.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
  • Guilty Gear (PSone) (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
  • Petz My Puppy Family (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
  • Petz My Baby Hamster (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
  • Vempire (mini) (was – £1.74/€1.99 now – £1.24/€1.49)

Permanent Price Reductions

  • WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2009 – Roster Update 2 (was £3.19/€3.99 now – £1.59/€1.99)

Downloadable Games (PS3)

  • Puzzle Chronicles (£6.29/€7.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

Downloadable Games (PSP)

  • 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (£29.99/€39.99) (released Friday the 30th April) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Gensan (£23.99/€29.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

Minis (PS3 and PSP)

  • Championship Manager 2010 Express (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Not available in Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Switzerland and United Arab Emirates

Demos (PS3)

  • Wakeboarding HD Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

Demos (PSP)

  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • Dante’s Inferno – Trials of St. Lucia (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: Not available in Russia

  • Mega Man 10
    • Endless Attack Mode (£2.39/€2.99)
    • Special Stage 2 (£1.19/€1.49)
    • Special Stage 3 (£1.19/€1.49)

    Rating: PEGI 7

    Availability: All locales

    • Just Cause 2 – Black Market Aerial Pack (£1.59/€1.99) Rating: PEGI 18

    Availability: All locales

    • Super Street Fighter IV – Super Challengers Pack 1 (£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 12

    Availability: All locales

    • MAG – Fast Attack Gear Pack (free) Rating: PEGI 18

    Availability: All locales

    • Rock Band
      • Again by Flyleaf (£0.99/€1.49)
      • Thunderbirds Are Go by Busted (£0.99/€1.49)
      • Tomorrow by Silverchair (£0.99/€1.49)

      Rating: PEGI 12

      Availability: Not available in Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and UAE

      • Guitar Hero 5
        • Black Sabbath Track Pack (£4.39/€5.49) (contains the following tracks which are also sold separately)
        • After Forever (£1.59/€1.99)
        • Into The Void (£1.59/€1.99) Sweetleaf (£1.59/€1.99)

        Rating: PEGI 12

        Availability: Not available in Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates

        • Karaoke Revolution
          • (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life (£0.79/€0.99)
          • Fame (£0.79/€0.99)

          Rating: PEGI 12

          Availability: All locales

          Add-On Game Content (PSP)

          • Buzz! Quiz World – National Geographic Kids Quiz (£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 12

          Availability: Not available in Czech Republic, Greece and Russian Federation

          • LittleBigPlanet
            • The Wilderness Theme Level Kit (£2.39/€2.99)
            • The Wilderness Theme Costume Kit (free)

            Rating: PEGI 7

            Availability: All locales

            FirstPlay (PS3)

            • Episode 004 (£0.99)

            Availability: UK Only

            Dynamic Themes (PS3)

            • Mega Man 10 Dynamic Customised Theme 3 (£1.59/€1.99)
            • White Knight Chronicles Travellers Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
            • Wakeboarding HD Dynamic Theme (free)

            Premium Themes (PS3)

            • The Nightmare Before Christmas Theme (£1.19/€1.49)

            Videos (PS3)

            • Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 Behind the Scenes 1 Trailer
            • Hustle Kings 9-Ball Clearance Competition Trailer
            366 Comments
            0 Author replies
            1

            first?
            nice update

            When will we get Monkey Island SE?

            Any word on Battlefield: Bad Company 2 DLC Mike?

            3.1

            Not long to wait

            sharpenedpixel 29 April, 2010 @ 13:02
            4

            I guess a lot of people will be happy for Championship Manager 2010… As for the rest of us…

            nice update

            but no monkey island iv been lookn 4ward to this all week, the us got it last week. why dont we have it?

            whats the point in releasing all the tie ins in homw and not bothering to bring out the game at same time?

            5.1

            I don’t know the reasons why it’s not out yet, but whilst I can see Monkey Island content on the release schedule, I cannot confirm any dates at present, this is for the publisher to communicate not me. Sorry.

            isn’t the WKC theme up already?

            or is this a new one :O

            Just cause 2 DLC! Not much more for me… Maybe WKC theme..
            Hope next week will be “INSANE” since your changing days for updates.
            I hope for something special ;-)

            @ Mike I’m not going to ask how you are because I already know. ;)
            And wasn’t there supposed to be a Wake boarding HD demo? Or was that the USA blog?

            thank god i diden’t buy a psn card today nothing but crap being released we don’t even get monkey island or lead and gold for the other country’s so screw it all and screw sony europe with their lame updats everyweek

            Mike,

            Can you tell us why PSN cards are sold out across all of the UK. I know a few stores that haven’t had them for months. It can’t be that hard to print them up, so why the stock problems?

            11

            I’ll take the freebies! As I’ve spent my last £5 on PSN to get the Uncharted 2 Siege DLC. And hints on more Uncharted 2 stuff?

            12

            Bug spotting: Guitar Hero tracks not formatted quite correctly.

            13

            I echo the question of when do we get monkey island…

            Will it be up at 3( you’re time ;-) ) as usual mike?
            Or around there… I want my JC2 DLC

            14.1

            Bit later today, more likely around 4.30

            Pretty good update, might pick up some of the lbp dlc at that price!

            Still waiting for monkey island though :-(

            And now, the end is near,
            And so he faces the final update.
            My friends, he’ll say it clear;
            “We’re now back on Wednesdays”.

            He planned each update list –
            Each careful blog along the highway,
            And more, much more than this,
            He did it Mike’s way.

            For what is a store? What has it got?
            If not a Mike – Then it has naught.
            To blog the things he truly feels
            And not the words of one who kneels.
            The record shows he took the blows
            And did it Mike’s way.

            Couldn’t let Anti-Climax Thursday pass without marking it Mike :)

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            And now, the end is near,
            And so he faces the final update.
            My friends, he’ll say it clear;
            “We’re now back on Wednesdays”.

            He planned each update list –
            Each careful blog along the highway,
            And more, much more than this,
            He did it Mike’s way.

            For what is a store? What has it got?
            If not a Mike – Then it has naught.
            To blog the things he truly feels
            And not the words of one who kneels.
            The record shows he took the blows
            And did it Mike’s way.

            Couldn’t let Anti-Climax Thursday pass without marking it Mike :)

            16.1

            Brings a tear to my eye, good job X201 :D

            moriarty1975 29 April, 2010 @ 13:04
            17

            Anything nice kept back till next wednesday?

            18

            Nice update mike
            JustCause2 and MAG DLC + wakeboarding demo :) Nice one,thanks
            See ya wednesday :p

            almighty-slayer 29 April, 2010 @ 13:05
            19

            Confusing new layout…

            Nothing for me this week then! Probably good, as i have no money.

            19.1

            I think it’s probably only confusing because it’s new. Somebody made a point last week about changing the layout and I thought I’d give it a go, makes the list shorter and everything is clearly labelled for which format it’s for ;)

            20

            http://www.ps3dynamicthemes.co.uk/ will be posting the videos of the dynamic themes as soon as they are on the store.

            TheHappyTurtle 29 April, 2010 @ 13:05
            21

            Any word on what the Just Cause 2 DLC actually is, I’m guessing it’s probably some sort of helicopter or jet. Or maybe both considering the price increase.

            Good Update, and apparently there’s going to be some Hustle Kings stuff today (They announced it on their forums).

            still no Flower soundtrack? *sobs*

            @9
            why worry about that they aren’t really releasing anything off any gaming value, at this rate you’ll only be buying stuff you diden’t care for in the first place

            AaronSOLDIER 29 April, 2010 @ 13:05
            24

            No monkey island? Will get it from US store.

            Terak_PSN_Ru 29 April, 2010 @ 13:06
            25

            no Mega Man 10 for Soviet Russia?! Comrade Stalin is very angry!

            Where’s Lead and Gold for The Netherlands, Mike?

            Thanks for the update. Got to say though, I preferred having the PS3 and PSP content separate. It made it easier for those like to me jump straight to the PSP content (I don’t have a PS3 :( ).

            PLEASE READ AND ANSWER MIKE! :)

            How are you Mike you ok? Hope so. :)

            Anyways can you tell me if/when WWE SmackDown Vs RAW 2010 DLC is coming? And I also heard we were getting MW2 DLC this week…??

            Thanks :)

            28.1

            No news about Smackdown DLC on the schedule at the moment, as for MW2 content you may see something quite soon… :D

            29

            If PSP games were playable on the PS3 you would sell loads of them.
            LOADS of them.
            I’d buy 10 in an instant.

            wink wink

            Nice to see the update list grouped more sensibly, rather than repeating items in a PS3 store, a PSP store etc…

            30.1

            Thanks, I thought so too ;)

            Carnivius_Prime 29 April, 2010 @ 13:07
            31

            I’ll take me the SSFIV costume pack as I got the game today and it’s great (but I knew that cos i have the older version too). So I’m just gonna be playing plenty Street Fighter and still addicted to the new Uncharted content from last week. Yup I’m sorted.

            Though I would like some idea of when Monkey Island will be out here.

            I’d like to get the Megaman 10 DT but the problem with them is they don’t change the TV icon which I just think is lame and It just looks bad even though all the others do change it.

            i can bet your ass next week we going 2 get even less content and then they will blame it on the change off psn store date and then he will make a excuse about how hard they are working on it yet we never see any results and then eventually everything will be going back 2 it’s own crappy self

            33.1

            Nope, next week is looking like a fairly big update thanks :)

            34

            Ugh, Mike, don’t mix the sections up please :P. I do repost the blog posts in another forum – but I split the PSP downloads as seperate.

            See you on Wednesday…

            34.1

            I know the forum you mean too, and read it every week :)

            35

            no modern warfare 2 map pack?? i thought it would be out today…

            any ideas if it will be out on wensday?

            how much will the MW2 DLC Cost cuz i hav been told it going to be near £12, why does addons now be so expensive!?

            Dear SCEE

            The Secret of the Monkey Island – Special Edition, last week on PSS US. When it will be released in EU?

            Sincerely

            VAMET

            37.1

            Vamet, I’m afraid it’s not going to be that soon according to the release information I have, but it’s definitely coming.

            I was really hoping for Monkey Island this week :(

            Aha… No Lead and Gold last week for our country and others. And now we still have to wait like two full weeks for the localisation to be approved. That’s a compelte no-go for me. I was looking forward to the game, but I ******* hate waiting antoher two weeks for it. Especially for some usless localisation thingy. I mean, what do you event want to localise in Lead and Gold? I would even prefer a complete English version.

            It’s Steam or nothing…

            SCEE keeps faling my expectations. That’s why I’m mostly complaing in these sections.

            39.1

            I don’t mind taking the heat from you guys on things that are our fault, but if the publisher does not supply us with the localisations and metadata we need in order to release in certain countries, then we have to wait until we receive them I’m afraid. We have to have a submission process, with strict timings in place, else it would be a nightmare to schedule content releases.

            Any idea if we’ll be able to get the Pixeljunk Shooter soundtrack at some point?

            And again no Anarchy: Rush Hour :-(

            41.1

            Soon, very soon ;)

            Poorish update, but then you knew that didnt you mike? lol

            42.1

            I concede it’s a small update this week, but we can’t have awesome updates every week, that’s just not realistic. You can’t expect high-street retailers to have an awesome line-up of physical content every week, and the same is true for digital.
            :)

            43

            poor update.

            No Monkey Island? :( Well, US Store here I come! :)

            45

            No Anarchy Rush Hour, it’s sad … :-(
            I know it can be difficult to have the good date release but we don’t have any information for this game. Have you got any ? Thank you. :-)
            PS: Soldner X2 date release also ? ^^

            @38

            most off the time if the game isen’t on the psstore for a certain region that missed it they don’t care about it so don’t get your hopes up for another 6 month if your lucky

            AllytheBruce 29 April, 2010 @ 13:12
            47

            Not a great week for ps3 in the offers, but I guess it’ll always be mix and match, champ man does look interesting, if it gets good reviews I might partake

            48

            Mike, anything on your release schedule for Planet Minigolf yet? If it’s slated for a Q2 release, then it’s got to be in the next 5-6 weeks, hasn’t it?

            49

            What the hell, where is Monkey Island!?

            50

            FirstPlay and a free dynamic theme and a demo. That’s all I need. :)

            On a side note, I’m assuming FirstPlay is also moving to Wednesdays, right? I’m sure it’ll say on the episode but I’m too impatient to wait and find out.

            Cheers for the update, Mike.

            50.1

            FirstPlay is indeed moving with us to Wednesday’s, they won’t get lost in the move don’t worry ;)

            mayweather83 29 April, 2010 @ 13:13
            51

            still no Anarchy: Rush Hour… sob :( :(

            GemSan is Hammerin’ Hero right? I had no idea that was being released here. Pity I don’t have any cash this month but purchase intent is there! Looking forward to trying out the MAG DLC.

            RavetodaGrave_ 29 April, 2010 @ 13:14
            53

            When is the store updating today? want to try out that Just Cause 2 DLC.

            No RBN songs this week? I thought we were going to be getting 5 a week?

            54.1

            I think it may be fortnightly

            beardyweirdy 29 April, 2010 @ 13:15
            55

            any chance of getting a Bleach game on the store for the PSPGo

            55.1

            I hope so, I LOVE Bleach!

            56

            Extremely bad update for PSP and PS3, today update is full of rubbish :-(.

            Where is Williams Pinball for PSP?

            @43 seems to be the same here.
            After saying for a long time I wouldn’t create other accounts it seems to be time to do. Exclusive US content. Exclusive UK Pre-order DLC.

            Sony America, Sony UK, Sony Netherlands all complete diferent companies.

            Lets find some UK and US PSN cards :-)

            Tridentmorph 29 April, 2010 @ 13:16
            58

            Hi Mike, not keen on the new layout personally.

            Anyway Wakeboarding demo and Footy Manager for me.

            Really want some Monkey Island though, any ideas when we will see it?

            I was realy hoping for a EU release of Secret of Monkey Island. I guess you guys think only Americans are interrested in this game.. :o(

            Can you at least tell us when this game will arrive..? and when the sequel will be on PSN..?

            I would love to play some Lucasarts games on my PS3. And i realy don´t want to buy SE from the US psn..

            59.1

            Again, it is down to the publisher to pick release dates, or submit content to ensure it reaches a release date that is the same for all regions.

            I certainly understand the frustration discrepancies in release dates cause, but it’s out of our hands. If it was our content and we were experiencing delayed release dates I’d put my hands up, but when it’s 3rd party content it’s not us picking release dates.

            Meh

            Marrsterhausen 29 April, 2010 @ 13:18
            61

            Hi Mike,

            Nice update this week, sorry for being bothersome but there are still some glaring omissions…

            1) Flower Soundtrack
            2) Battlefield Bad Company 2 Specact Costumes
            3) Monkey Island

            Looking forward to the updates moving to Wednesday now, all the best for next week Mike!

            elephant_stone 29 April, 2010 @ 13:20
            62

            Mike, as store dude, can you tell me when the last update to the Go!Explore maps were…if they have ever been updated since being put up that is…

            Also, as I own the disc version of the UK maps – is there any plans to offer a free update to owners…there are a lot of new roads out there now!

            ta

            Hi Mike.

            Looking for the demo of wakeboarding HD as wasn’t sure whether to buy or not – so nice one.

            Anyway, hoping you can answer my question on whether we are realistically going to see the back catalogue of PSP games being released as ISO’s we can use on our PSPGo (ISO’s would be easier and quicker than re-ducting them for download). I’m a pretty big gamer on the PSPGo yet feel let down that our choice of games are restricted, yet we paid the premium for the more expensive handheld under the assurances that there would be tons of games available.

            Fact is, most games I want for the PSP are on UMD only, and I doubt i’m the only one.

            Anyway – keep up the good work Mike.

            64

            tar for reply. no taking it out on you mike. its just tht i loooove monkey island and i want!

            any word on a god of war dynamic theme? id love tht as well lol.

            or possibly some wwe wreslter dynamic themes ( eg, undertaker theme, rock etc )

            64.1

            No worries, I want the Monkey Island stuff on the store right now too!

            I’ve asked the product manager to bother the US to see if we can have some themes (and avatars(, hopefully they’ll give us something to release. No promises though ;)

            65

            Poor update, my credit card is full, I have prepared 110 EUR, but this week is nothing to buy :-(. I will go to ebay, look for some UMDs, I will myself do my own “Update”. Probably I Will buy Williams Pinball PSP, it looks, that on PSN store will never be…

            Nice one as i’ve been waiting to try that wakeboarding demo ;-)

            Can I ask a FirstPlay related question please? Is there some reason the ‘back issues’ of FirstPlay aren’t available in the store – if you look in the store the only one you can see is the ‘current’ one. Any reason for the previous ones not being there?

            67.1

            They should be on there, I can see all the previous issues when I log in at home (I have the subscription)…hmmmm.

            Getting tired of Sony and the delays on products here in Europe, using my money on Xbox Live from now on.

            69

            Another disappointing week for PSP Go owners, although at this stage I’m really not expecting to see most of my UMDs up for download ever.

            70

            im actually surprised a naruto demo was released, so thanks mike/team mike. is the full game being released on the store as well when its out?

            btw any news on some ps1 classics? im hoping alundra :)

            71

            Mike do you know when the UFC Demo Codes are going live? Thanks

            71.1

            They’ll be live later today ;)

            I prefer the new list format Mike.

            Any news on Planet Minigolf?

            72.1

            Good good.

            There is some news, not sure if I can share just yet ;)

            Antony_Morgan 29 April, 2010 @ 13:26
            73

            So i’m Guessing that the only reason that the store update has been changed is for MW2 DLC as i read that it is due to be released on the 5th or 6th?????

            73.1

            It’s a permanent change to Wednesday, and not for any specific piece of content.

            Copied from last week’s comments section :)

            “The US move to Tuesdays as that’s when UMDs are released over there, whereas for SCEE most locales within our region, and I’m talking mainland Europe here, gets content released on a Wednesday, so a Wednesday store publish makes more sense.

            We also moved, because if we had stayed on a Thursday publish day, we would have been too far behind the US, and I know a lot of users wouldn’t be happy about that.”

            The new list is much better, thanks.
            Hopefully Monkey Island next week but in the meantime i’ll check out the wakeboarding HD demo.

            with all these lame updates i can see why xboxlive is a more wanted place for gamers sony ain’t releasing any games and when they release it’s months later while xbox gets it without any setbacks and everyweek we get the same stupid stuff that has alrdy passed by sony japan – sony USA – xboxlive all regions and then sony europe still doesen’t have it they should just stop with sony europe and connect us 2 sony USA

            76

            these updates seem to be more about “Mike” than actual playstation store content, what a joke.

            76.1

            You can’t download me from the store, but you can download the content, so how are these posts more about me?

            Signed Curious from London :)

            76.2

            Also, would you rather I didn’t respond to people’s comments?

            I was hoping for the Flower Soundtrack this week but alas no luck :(

            78

            Crap update again 2 weeks in a row.

            Why does sony put europe 2nd best to the americans or even the rest off the world ?

            Good job im buying a xbox 360 with my birthday money and ill get monkey island on that (at least they release content at the same time as the americans).

            totally disappointed with scee this gen wont be buying any more consoles with the SONY logo on it again. (ex playstation fan, had ps1,ps2 and psp)

            hey mike you said next week is going 2 be a fairly big update but you can’t really say that cause if it’s all just add-on DLC it’s not much off a update if it were games than i would say it’s a update but considering off what we keep seeing it’s all just add-on DLC and hardly or no real full psn games and we all know that add-on DLC is a rip-off for the consumer

            79.1

            Why don’t you wait and see what appears next week, and if you still don’t like it then fair enough ;)

            mike have you got anything about an iron man 2 demo?

            81

            @73

            That 1 off the reasons why im leaving playstation.

            Slow week. I guess it will just be the latest edition of Firstplay then back to the fantastic MLB.TV app from the US store :)

            @79

            i have been thinking about changing sides 2 xbox with hardly any ps1 games released or any psn games it does make ps3 feel lame especialy with it’s online support i would like 2 play some dreamcast games and sony has none yet xbox keeps getting old-school games the only think sony has as a plus point is it’s blu-ray games but they are starting 2 suck none off the games are really hardcore anymore heavy rain was a disapointment it wasen’t a great story killzone 2 online was annoying with it’s controls white knight chronicles sucked because no jap dubs even after fans screamd a year before it’s release and some more i can’t recall at the moment

            What about the Rockband Network songs?

            hi mike when you ask for exxodus abe,resident evil 1,2 and 3,crash bandicoot 2 and the rest of the games that were removed without warning is already a discrimination by users for the mistreatment of this store if you knew the date i wish that i was communicated,well thanks for listening

            :)

            Another week, another bunch of idiots and children blaming SCEE for not releasing games that they have no control over and clearly not reading the information that is repeated week after week.

            Jesus guys lighten up, it’s not the end of the world is it.

            nnno… p-p-ps one classics…

            it’s so sad…

            @84
            Maybe they love spending all their money :)

            unlike some ppl i am not a unemployed sack off you know what

            We also moved, because if we had stayed on a Thursday publish day, we would have been too far behind the US, and I know a lot of users wouldn’t be happy about that.”

            ya then your complaint list would rack up twice as fast

            MadmanButter 29 April, 2010 @ 13:45
            91

            Mike Kebby said: “Nope, next week is looking like a fairly big update”

            Madman says: “Will Oddworld Abes Exodus be part of it? :D ”

            You can’t blame me for asking. The publishers could have said you’re able to spill the beans, and unless I ask, I wont know :P

            Abe rules, and I need my fix ;)

            91.1

            Not next week I’m afraid, but incoming :)

            aargh – I bought Gottlieb Classics and Assassins Creed Bloodlines a week or so ago. I could’ve saved about £8 if I’d waited! :o

            Any idea when the Battlefield Bad Company 2 DLC is going to be available?

            93

            Mike, regarding that news on Planet Minigolf(post 70), I will bribe you with literally 32p to tell me what it is.

            Failing that, can you at least tell us what type of news it is? Without telling us what the exact information actually is, is it about release date or pricing etc?

            Diablo_Rosso 29 April, 2010 @ 13:48
            94

            In regards to monkey Island, that’s bad. I don’t get why they don’t just put the US version on the UK store. Though it’s not like it matters to me since I bought it off Xbox Live last week.

            95

            “Nope next week is looking like a fairly big update thanks :D”

            we hold you to that mike as this update is rather poor. :I
            you would think that this be the last thursday update we could end with a bang load of great content.

            but we end with a flop, its a good thing i still got £20 on me wallet for Next week. :P

            Response to 85.

            SCEE DO have control over it, if they wanted. How come you never see anything like we experience on the 360?

            How come we in the EU have to wait months for a game that has been released in the US?

            What’s the point of having a EU store when I think I’ll purchase from the US store and get stuff at release.

            Fact is, the excuse the developers are in total control only washes so far. When you open your eyes you’ll see we are getting a bum deal in EU which ironically is the PS3’s main customer base.

            id like to finally congratulate sony for putting regular permanent price drops on the store

            the special offers are great but i do think that for some items on the store, two weeks etc isnt enough

            97.1

            I’m glad we’re now able to have a permanent section on the store for offers too :D

            Dear Mike.

            I really love PS One Classics so there’s are the games to be on PSN of EU:

            1. LEGO Racers
            2. Crash Bash
            3. Spyro the Dragon
            4. Tekken

            Regrads, Kamil

            AaronSOLDIER 29 April, 2010 @ 13:49
            99

            Abes Oddysee has the the US cover can you fix it?

            99.1

            Whereabouts do you see this? I can only see the game with the correct grey PSone thumbnail.

            any news on half minute hero being released in other regions cause i think it’s been about 3 weeks since we heard anything about it can we assume it’s not coming or are you guys going 2 keep us in the dark cause considering all the info we get it’s pretty much like a eclipse

            100.1

            I haven’t heard anything further from the publisher as yet I’m afraid.

            101

            Demo section for UK store please.
            If you can make a Minis section that quick,
            You can EASILY make a Demo section.

            We’ve been asking for over a year now..

            102

            Any chance of you or someone from sony europe to answer my question?

            “Why does sony put europe 2nd best to the americans or even the rest off the world ?”

            ps i dont buy it’s the publishers fault excuse sorry, xbox can do it why cant sony?

            102.1

            Different companies have different processes and different ways of doing things, but I can;t comment on the submission process for our competition.

            As for our own process, publishers have to submit to each region separately and unfortunately this is what causes delays, as the SCEE process is longer, because of additional steps that need taking, this is why you sometimes see discrepancies between the regions.

            Wednesday? I wonder if anyone will complain about it being on a Wednesday now! ;D
            [you know what some people on the internet are like i.e Moan about anything!] :D

            Wakeboarding HD demo & Dynamic Theme for me it is then :)

            StefNighthawk 29 April, 2010 @ 13:55
            104

            Even publisher seem to lose their way in the SCEE maze.
            The only reason why Rising Star Games hasn’t submitted Half Minute Hero for Belgium or the Netherlands is because they think SCEE demands that the game itself needs to be “localised”.
            Instead of helping the publisher and the consumer SCEE keeps repeating that it’s not their fault the publisher didn’t submit for region X or Y.

            SCEE should demand an explanation about why a game is not submitted for certain regions. How else can problems like these be solved?
            And if the reason is “localisation” then delay the release until all “localistation” has been completed.

            104.1

            We are helping them, the store team have provided our feedback to their account manager who will guide them through the process, and then hopefully we’ll get it on the remaining stores.

            It’s not that we’re blaming publishers, they provide so much great content on the store, so don’t please misunderstand when I say it’s down to them, rather, I just want people to understand we are not sitting on content and deliberately not releasing it, as that is not the case.

            @99

            it’s like this sony USA is like the big Brother
            and sony europe is like it’s B-itch ihope that
            puts it in perspective

            106

            Very light week, but that’s okay since there are so much good stuff coming up in May, and in the summer. Rocket Knight HD, Sonic 4…

            MadmanButter 29 April, 2010 @ 13:56
            107

            Rar @ those publishers making me wait for Exodus. I needed it like… yesterday :P

            /Waits patiently all the same.

            Thanks for the heads up Mike! :D

            108

            So if the UK get the update on Wednesday does that mean AU and NZ will get the update on early Thursday morning?

            @101
            ya sony sure likes blaming the publishers on everything yet some off their own titles aren’t even on the store

            110

            @ 81

            i liked heavy rain and white knight chronicles <<<(delayed for 2 years) :(

            111

            Wow, amazing dgnfly… How much can someone complain about a “crappy” Store update? There is no (un)written rule that you HAVE to buy something from the Store every week. So what if the Store doesn’t have anything interesting for you to buy, or week(s) before that? You can, you know… Save the money you wanted to spend for another week or something. ;-)

            Come on man, chill. There is always another time.

            @105
            you should know sony doesen’t care about your crappy country so you guys have 2 wait on the losers bench sadly my country is sitting there 2 so we have 2 wait about 6 months 2 a year

            MadmanButter 29 April, 2010 @ 14:00
            113

            @ 96, that is the same as the original one. I saw a copy of the game in gamestation the other day, and it had the exact same box art.

            I also had the game back in the day, and it had the same box art too.

            I think on this occassion, the Oddworld games shared the same box art across the EU & US.

            114

            Hi, any news on castlevania psp,
            final fantasy psp n any further heavy
            rain episodes? Thanks

            lol, new list and i still missed the JC2 dlc. :D
            That’s a grab for sure. JC2 is much more fun than i’d expected from the demo.

            @108
            you just found sony europe psn sloggan

            Come on man, chill. There is always another time.
            ya about 6 months or a year

            117

            Thanks for reply Mike! Much appreciated

            twistedintoform 29 April, 2010 @ 14:05
            118

            >> how much will the MW2 DLC Cost cuz i hav been told it going
            >> to be near £12, why does addons now be so expensive!?

            if it the US store is the same price as the xbox, then it’ll be $15, which usually converts to £11.99 for the uk store. for 3 new maps, and 2 ripped from CoD4. it should be out on wednesday, i believe the microsoft exclusivity deal ends tomorrow.

            119

            “ya about 6 months or a year”

            So? Are you in a rush to buy something?

            ya i am bored nothing good getting released

            121

            Any news on ‘Kick-Ass’ hitting the UK PSN? Film of the year, would like to check the game!!

            AaronSOLDIER 29 April, 2010 @ 14:16
            122

            @Mike

            Its after you’ve downloaded and installed it on the XMB, its got the black frame around it with ‘PlayStation’ at the bottom but the cover inside the frame has ‘PlayStation’ down the side.

            122.1

            Hmmm, intriguing.

            123

            Mike, Frozenbyte said there would be DLC for Trine this week. Not seeing it tho.

            http://twitter.com/frozenbyte

            124

            oh 1 more thing mike

            i just got a PSP go and i don’t suppose you have any info about tales of eternia going on the store?

            if not i don’t suppose you could poke manco bandai for me :)

            125

            *namco bandia

            Epic misstype xD

            125.1

            I prefer manco to be honest.

            No news on that title, but I’ll see if there’s any word from the manco…namco guys :)

            You can not comment on the competition as much as you like, but the fact of the matter is that the competition manages to provide simultaneous worldwide releases on just about everything, and where titles are multiplatform, they tend to get them first as well – so it obviously doesn’t delay their process.

            Maybe Sony shouldn’t be commenting on the competition on their blog, but they sure as hell ought to be learning from them.

            127

            Why aren’t SONY releasing dynamic themes for their AAA games? Still no GoW, Uncharted or Killzone, but 4 or 5 for Heavy Rain.

            Mike thanks for the reply (@40)

            But you already told us that on March 8th (reply @11). (and that was already 2 weeks behind US (I know not your fault ;-)))

            Lets put it this way:
            – If Anarchy: Rush hour is in on the 5th of May I will rush to a Dutch store to get a PSN card (of use my credit card, think it is faster ;-)).
            – If Anarchy: Rush hour is not on the 5th of May update I will create an US account.

            Deal?

            128.1

            Okay fine deal, let’s see what happens next week then (wink wink) :)

            MadmanButter 29 April, 2010 @ 14:23
            129

            @ 119, thats a completely different situation then. I’m only going by the thumbnail you see when its on the store.

            Thats defiently a US box. The position of where the playstation logo is at least. The rest is the same though.

            Bandicoot1980 29 April, 2010 @ 14:24
            130

            Eh…. what… no After Burner Climax ??

            130.1

            It was out last week ;)

            131

            *Super Street Fighter IV– Super Challengers Pack 1 (£3.19/€3.99)*

            Mike,please answer this.what size is the download.

            132

            manco ftw

            curses did it again ><

            133

            Why is It so hard, for SCEE store team to add a simple “Demo” section too the store?

            US store adds/refines their store all the time.

            Why is It so difficult for us?
            Lazy, or Lazy or maybe lazy?
            One of those reasons, you pick.

            This not aimed at you Mike, It’s at Our EU PS store team.

            133.1

            I head up the EU PS Store Management team so it is aimed at my and my crew ;)

            It’s always been choice not to have a demo section, though as with everything we do, we always take a look at what we’re doing and if it needs refinement. Who knows that the future will bring.

            The comments section needs a user-rating system like YouTube, user-ignore function and persistent trolls like dgnfly need to be banned from commenting here completely.

            135

            Sorry to “rant” but these things frustrate me!

            136

            I would love to buy from your store, but Sony blocked me out of PSN. Why did they do that ?

            137

            Can’t wait to get FirstPlay and watch the GT5 preview! :D

            Man, I can’t get over how great FirstPlay is, I love it!

            Any chance of getting SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike as a download-able title. The is a demo but not the full game.

            139

            There is always something to do. May it be a new game of a game you have lying around. Heck, if all else fails you can always watch a movie with that marvelous Blu-Ray player or stream it via a Media Server (fi on your PC). ;-)

            140

            What about the Trine Update?
            Frozenbyte said that they would release a new level this week.

            When are we going to see Alundra on PSN?

            HeadlessHavoc 29 April, 2010 @ 14:38
            141

            Good job with the update list Mike, it makes it way faster and easier, it was about a time, shame that the update itself doesn´t look that attractive to me, anyway keep it up guys.
            Is there light at the end of the tunnel with crisis core?
            And any news about FFXIV or silent hill, resident evil…?
            Thanks as always for your feedback mate.

            twistedintoform 29 April, 2010 @ 14:40
            142

            >> And if the reason is “localisation” then delay the release until
            >> all “localistation” has been completed.

            this would be unworkable. do you think gamers in the UK for example care about whether a game has been dubbed into other languages?. and i don’t think anywhere should have to wait until an english version exists. neither the movie industry or music industry has consistent global release dates on everything, why would the video game industry?. for small publishers it can be a gamble to release a game into many locals all at once, one that could be quite costly if the game bombs. not every publisher can absorb losses like sony, microsoft, EA, activision, etc. some target the bigger markets to see public reaction. if a game does really badly in the UK, it’s unlikely it will do much better anywhere else in europe. the average attach rate for PS3 in the US is approx 9, in europe it is only 6. more gamers who buy more games on average, is a better market to target busine...

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            >> And if the reason is “localisation” then delay the release until
            >> all “localistation” has been completed.

            this would be unworkable. do you think gamers in the UK for example care about whether a game has been dubbed into other languages?. and i don’t think anywhere should have to wait until an english version exists. neither the movie industry or music industry has consistent global release dates on everything, why would the video game industry?. for small publishers it can be a gamble to release a game into many locals all at once, one that could be quite costly if the game bombs. not every publisher can absorb losses like sony, microsoft, EA, activision, etc. some target the bigger markets to see public reaction. if a game does really badly in the UK, it’s unlikely it will do much better anywhere else in europe. the average attach rate for PS3 in the US is approx 9, in europe it is only 6. more gamers who buy more games on average, is a better market to target business in.

            Hey Mike, any chance of getting SquareEnix’s email that you use to ask about PSN releases? I want to bug them to release Final Fantasy Tactic: War of The Lions.

            is it me or has sony propoganda team struck again considering the list seems 2 be shortend out

            145

            i think u guys r doing a great job, bringing out so much content every week. i have to get that out there, theres so much hate every week, guess thats says alot about the age of the blogs audience and their generation. BUT, avatars, cmon man………

            146

            seriously £7.99 for St Lucia…must EA be that greedy? it should be £7.49!

            Anyway, I’ll log onto PSN Store again and for your sake I hope it should be there by now:/

            MaikelSteneker 29 April, 2010 @ 14:50
            147

            I like the new layout. It will take some time to get used to, but it’s much better.

            Also, I agree with bravo9zero (143) that the Store itself should be changed. A demo section would make things a lot easier, as would a seperate section for DLC. Right now it’s just not easy enough to find what you’re looking for, which is a shame with all this great content.

            Hmm, nothing for me either this week… Hoping for some goodies next week!

            Omg how sad i have noticed that you guys have been cutting some posts that i commented on that way it’seems i am only agreeing with myself how sad mike coulden’t you have thought off a more mature way by just saying it

            149.1

            dgnfly, please don’t accuse me of cutting your comments, you should know by now that I welcome all feedback from everyone, and respond to many people on here.

            I am NOT a moderator on the blog, so I do not have the ability to remove comments from the section, and even if I did, I wouldn’t sanitise any comments anyway, that’s not how I deal with things.

            Please give me more credit next time, and don’t accuse me of things I’m not doing, that would be appreciated ;)

            twistedintoform 29 April, 2010 @ 14:53
            150

            >> ya sony sure likes blaming the publishers on everything
            >> yet some off their own titles aren’t even on the store

            there isn’t one set of licensing laws, publishing laws, copyright laws, distribution laws, etc. for europe. even if sony did publish the PS1 games, some of these rights lapse after a period of time, and can potentially be quite difficult to reacquire again. how many cds do you have which say “issued under license from…”?. when the license expires the cd goes out of print. the label that released it can’t simply make more. the videogame industry operates in similar ways.

            Bloody_Marcel 29 April, 2010 @ 14:53
            151

            Could you please turn on the Video section tab again on the non-UK/SP/FR PlayStation Stores please? I don’t mind if it leads to an error message, but it’s comforting to see it there. Reinforces the illusion that Video Store is indeed coming :P

            152

            @ dgnfly,

            You said you’re not an ‘unemployed sack off’ earlier in the comments….yet all you do is moan and whinge ALL DAY about how there is never any content released. Get a job (or go back to school), and stop rushing through every game you play.

            i can’t believe how sad sony europe really is sadly for you i have noticed it rater quick can’t take the fact your service sucks hey i am only speaking my mind and telling the truth

            153.1

            I did respond to your last comment on the previous page, I refer you to that.

            any news on when Lead & Gold will make it onto the australian store?

            BlueFlameSkulls 29 April, 2010 @ 14:56
            155

            So what’s the news on Final Fantasy IX?

            Will we be seeing that in the next month or two? I’ve been wanted to play that again since my disc 3 got scratched to oblivion. It’s why I take care of my games now.

            156

            Hi Mike

            I know you’ve been asked this a bazillion times, but hey what the heck…

            Any chance of a Ridge Racer title hitting the store for the PSP? Or indeed while I’m at it, any of the Resident Evil games?

            Keep up the good work in the meantime!

            @152
            i don’t know if you noticed but games are short these days most games are only 8 hours and even with online they aren’t that hard every game getting released are generic or they are just sequels

            How does microsoft manage to perform worldwide release for almost everything, whereas for sony, it’s never possible, and always the publisher’s fault?

            Maybe the publisher’s have had it up to here as well with your inability to perform the simple task of releasing content to willing, paying customers?

            hey mike howcome other users said the same in the past about their post being deleted

            159.1

            I don’t know, but I ASSURE you I do not touch, nor request, people’s comments to be removed.

            160

            Hey Mike, how are you doing?
            Anyway any heads-up about Flower soundtrack or FF IX?
            Thx for the reply in advance.

            161

            @157,

            Agree, MOST games these days are short. But not short enough to warrant buying a new game every week. Jesus, I mean, is there no game in the future you’re looking forward to? I’m looking forward to Red Dead and Modnation Racers. Save your money for something worth waiting for, not some useless tat like Lead and Gold.

            At the end of the day, all Sony are doing by holding back content is damaging their own reputation. Me, you or anybody else isn’t going to change anything.

            BaldyBaldman 29 April, 2010 @ 15:00
            162

            Monkey Island: Special Edition was released on the US Store last week. Why has it not yet been released here in Europe?

            We could buy a game from America and it would play on our consoles here in the UK, so why can we not have US/European simultaneous releases?

            Will we get Monkey Island 1 after Monkey Island 2 has been released? That would make perfect sense seeing God of War 3 has been out for a while and Europe is only getting GoW Collection on 30 April. Ridiculous. Who makes this brilliant decisions?

            ESPGANESAIII 29 April, 2010 @ 15:01
            163

            INTERNET IS SERIOUS BUSINESS FOR DGNFLY

            164

            any word on the cod 6 stimulus map pack??

            165

            @163

            Well, where else can he voice his discontent?

            166

            wow,again no psp games,feel sorry for the pspgo crowd

            @161

            i don’t really need 2 save 2 buy a game cause i have enough money 2 buy every game out there when it’s released it’s just these days less games intrest me and i enjoy old school games more yet sony ain’t releasing any yet xbox is i keep hoping for ps1 games cause i never owned a ps1 yet hardly any get released here and USA and JAPAN has like a library off those games

            168

            @166,

            I don’t feel sorry for them. It’s their own fault for buying an overpriced piece of tat. Should of just upgraded their original PSP or bought a 3000.

            Still no Secret Of Monkey Island to second class customers?. SCEE is a joke.

            “I concede it’s a small update this week, but we can’t have awesome updates every week, that’s just not realistic. You can’t expect high-street retailers to have an awesome line-up of physical content every week, and the same is true for digital.
            :)”

            – You have a valid point mike, so its safe to say you agree with those that also think this weeks update is below par this week.
            Just saw your comment that mentioned nextweeks update will b huge… cant wit – DONT LET US DOWN MIKE!

            ;-)

            171

            Btw mikey

            is that a new white knight theme or did tou just list the one that went up on the 15th?

            172

            @167

            Well, not all of us are lucky to afford every game out there (or have parents who buy them for us for that matter). You ain’t getting any sympathy with the whole ‘I have too much money’ argument.

            173

            Night before Christmas theme? It’s the end of April!

            @168

            you do know sony was hoping ppl would buy a psp-go that way they could stop UMDs and get more money out off it sadly for sony japan diden’t care for any off it just like most region and store retailers
            or else the umd would have been gone cause that was their initial plan but it backfired and now publishers care more about umd than digital distribution

            Mike do you know when the cod 6 stimulus package is coming out???!!!

            176

            I have a problem with something I downloaded of the store last week (Monopoly: Keeps Crashing and turning the psp off, tried re-downloading, hasn’t helped). Who do I contact for help etc?

            XxKillerxX869 29 April, 2010 @ 15:11
            177

            Hello Mr.Kebby

            Thanks for the update,and a good news on the Store moving earlier,although early doesnt always mean better =P Thanks for nice stuff too ^.^

            Also,any word on Disney making more PSone Disney classics? I really want to play Toy Story again

            Well,thanks anyway :-)

            @172

            i don’t need sympathy i need games or else i woulden’t be complaining here

            179

            Why is not update every day, as for example on iPhone Store?

            180

            @178,

            No offence, but you sound like one of those spoilt rich kids who just wants, wants and wants.

            ‘I WANT A GAME!’

            ‘Here you go.’

            Two minutes later…

            ‘I WANT ANOTHER GAME!!!!’

            181

            Hi Mike do you know when the cod 6 stimulus package is coming out i thought it was today thankings

            AmethystSword 29 April, 2010 @ 15:16
            182

            wow no flower soundtrack still…fail sony just pure fail…

            @180

            i could only wish sadly that ain’t a fact i would have liked it 2 be like that

            moriarty1975 29 April, 2010 @ 15:18
            184

            @197 may 5th (E.U) may 4th (U.S)

            185

            I’m still waiting for Dead Nation. Wasn’t that meant to be out Christmas 2009?

            DutchGameGod21 29 April, 2010 @ 15:18
            186

            mike i got a mail form martin of fatschark that hi heart form sony and paradox that lead and gold come to the dutch store 12 may is this correct mike :)

            wanderingscotty 29 April, 2010 @ 15:20
            187

            Super Street Fighter 4 DLC.

            You money grabbing scum. Very bad PR releasing a DLC BEFORE the game is released. This DLC should of been including in the game.

            i am like a reminder for mike i don’t know if you guys noticed in the past there were more ppl posting on this blog but at this moment ppl stop caring posting cause they never saw any results and i am here 2 remind mike it’s like some guy posted a few pages back he wen’t xbox why because they get games on the dates they were announced with sony europe it’s like we get stuff and most off it is for UK only and they never mention any other countrys unless the publisher is making a move they would like wait it out like a bunch off hobo’s

            189

            @187

            Think of it from a business perspective, people WILL buy it.

            Seriously a discussing update!
            It’s not even padded out this week with the usual carry-over things.
            PSP Go owners still being ignored, I see.

            WHERE ARE ALL THE PSONE “CLASSICS”?!

            The EU Store is the embracing let down of the whole SCE online system.
            I’m extremely insulted to be a SCE customer.
            And “yes” I do have a choice, and yes I have been exercising that choice recently. At leas the other companies have offered things worth while in 2010, when SCEE has been ignoring it’s loyal fans.

            191

            Hi Mike, I’d be really, really grateful if you could let me know if Crash Bandicoot 2 (PSOne) will ever come out over here?
            I have all the other Crash games except this one and it’s my favourite!
            I heard it’s available on the US store but that’s not really ideal.
            Please put me out of my misery either way, thanks!

            191.1

            I still don’t have an update about the progress on getting this back to the store, I remain ever hopeful though.

            Darlo-Richie 29 April, 2010 @ 15:25
            192

            I’m sorry Mike but I’m not happy, I’ve been looking forward to Monkey Island for weeks now! At least tell us its going to be within the next few weeks or something?! Why not ask Lucasarts directly?

            I still can’t understand how Sam and Max was released on both US and EU stores on the same day and this wasn’t, the games a year old for gods sake!

            192.1

            I know the release date, all I said earlier was I cannot tell you all because it’s for the publisher to make those announcements not me.

            s0602277

            aren;t you the one that send me that threating letter through the ps3 last year about how great mike was and i just needed 2 shut up

            Mike, RE: the Firstplay question I asked – I think I figured it out. if you go into the ‘new items’ section in the store and go to the firstplay section, you only see the most recent edition. If you go to ‘other media’ section then look under firstplay there, you see all the episodes. I was getting confused…

            194.1

            Ah yes, I see now, you are indeed correct :)

            195

            What? Wow, you are desperate. Kids these days, so spoilt. Oh, and telling you how great Mike was? Yeah reealll threatening. Troll.

            no i am almost sure it was you just when i was about 2 report you 2 sony online support you stopped apearing for a long time back so soon i see what kept you so long

            Darkscorpius 29 April, 2010 @ 15:32
            197

            what’s with the hate guys? Just chill. Sure this weeks update may not be the best but (for me at least) the PSN normally delivers pretty much every week. It may not be a game, it could be a comic or a movie I want to see. Do you go down to your local game store and cry to them when they have no decent games out that week? Also, can you honestly say you’ve played all or even most of the big releases this year?

            198

            Yeah, I have a life. And I don’t know what you’re on about kid. I’ll tell you what, I’ll leave you to troll these comments, laughing as Sony continously ignores you.

            199

            Hi Mike,

            Can you help just got Dead to rights retrebution today and I rememeber there being 2 dlc packs out the Jack pack & the Shadow pack.

            I looked on the store but there now not there and double checked the store udate thread here and sure enough they were in the listing for the 15th of April update can you shed any light on this was there a problem with the dlc cos I’d like to download them?

            199.1

            They were listed by mistake, this content was voucher only, and was only available in certain editions of the game I’m afraid. Not sure if they’ll ever be given a proper release on the store at the moment.

            Where is Kick-Ass. All the trailers inform us that the game will be released on the 29th of april. Don’t tell me that this is one of the titles that won’t be up on PSstore in europe because sony is to lazy to put it up.

            200.1

            It had to be submitted to QA again, but it won’t be very long until you see it on the store.

            s0602277

            damn i see now i should have reported you then i woulden’t have this annoying chat

            202

            Mike, do you know when Dead Nation is likely to appear?

            Thanks.

            203

            STILL no Flower soundtrack…?

            204

            @s0602277,

            if you have a life why start in the first place
            saying you have a life is just a weak excuse

            205

            Regarding E3 Mike, will we have videos of it up on the Store like the TGS? With all the great games likely to be announced, this could a good way for users to see them in action in HD.

            205.1

            As per previous years, the plan is that you will see daily updates during E3, but these daily updates will feature trailers only (apart from the usual Wednesday full publish).

            Hey Mike, any news on when Fret Nice will be coming to the EU Store? That’s if it ever will. It’s been on the US Store for a few months now. And also any word on EU Store releases for Kick Ass, Tecmo Bowl Throwback and Anarchy: Rush Hour? Thanks in advance. :)

            VictorAnalogy 29 April, 2010 @ 15:48
            207

            Small update this week to be sure. I’ll give the wake-boarding demo a whirl before jumping back on to the Battlefield, or finishing Sam and Max, or Abes Exodus, or FFVIII, or FFXIII, or the God of War Collection, or or or…

            Too. Many. Games. Need to finish them before Demon’s Souls BPE turns up and destroys my life!

            Almost makes me wish I was on the dole! (But not quite).

            208

            RE:Crash 2

            Thanks Mike, at least I know there is some hope!

            Keep up the great work you and your team do every week.

            209

            Thanks for the reply Mike. That’s sort of what I meant, LOL! Just wanted to know if it would be continued this year. Thanks for the reply.

            VictorAnalogy 29 April, 2010 @ 15:52
            210

            PS, I’m not complaining that it’s a small update. I mean I don’t go in to Game every Thursday and have a go at the store manager for not having enough new games. I just have a poke about then leave if nothing takes my interest.

            @djax-djax

            I’ve had a reply from the publishers about Williams Pinball

            May is looking unlikely :(

            212

            thanks mike I’mnot going mad then lol

            213

            @210

            you dont get what people are saying

            have a browse here: http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/games/default.htm

            Then go into the psn store (eu)

            What has this weeks PSN update provided us with? – Nothing!

            *voice pitches in* ” er… there’s the free Dynamic theme, that wasn’t available before the update”

            Yes well, besides the free theme, what have they provided – Nothing! I move that –

            *voice interrupts* ” ooh and there be that wakeboarding demo – it used to be ever so ‘ard to decide if you’d like it or not”

            Yes but besides the demo and free theme –

            *another voice* ” And there’s the free LBP costume kit, you know what the kids are like for the Wild Things, that’ll give us parents some peace and quiet lol” *voices of approval chime in*

            Ok but besides the-

            *yep another voice* “And there’s the JC2 dlc – before that it was a lot more difficult to get around, especially those longer journeys”*general woops of approval*

            Ah, … ok. This weeks update isn’t so bad after all.

            (Apologies to Monty Python)( Please excuse as i am bored stuck at home with flu)

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            What has this weeks PSN update provided us with? – Nothing!

            *voice pitches in* ” er… there’s the free Dynamic theme, that wasn’t available before the update”

            Yes well, besides the free theme, what have they provided – Nothing! I move that –

            *voice interrupts* ” ooh and there be that wakeboarding demo – it used to be ever so ‘ard to decide if you’d like it or not”

            Yes but besides the demo and free theme –

            *another voice* ” And there’s the free LBP costume kit, you know what the kids are like for the Wild Things, that’ll give us parents some peace and quiet lol” *voices of approval chime in*

            Ok but besides the-

            *yep another voice* “And there’s the JC2 dlc – before that it was a lot more difficult to get around, especially those longer journeys”*general woops of approval*

            Ah, … ok. This weeks update isn’t so bad after all.

            (Apologies to Monty Python)( Please excuse as i am bored stuck at home with flu)

            The3DGalaxian 29 April, 2010 @ 16:02
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            I really can’t remember the last thing I bought on the store. I mean I used to buy stuff all the time.

            To save money I’ve been more selective about what I buy but even so, there’s been very little good stuff for so long now it’s weird. I’m not sure what it is that’s causing it to be so dire for these last months.

            Jimbobulator 29 April, 2010 @ 16:03
            216

            Any idea when Team17’s Alien Breed:Evolution™ episode 1 is coming to the PSN? Cheers.

            serious sam HD damn i miss that game thank sony for not caring

            xchris2008x

            STOP!!! ITT!!! you tempting me 2 go xboxlive so many old school games and classic

            k1ng_of_ki11in 29 April, 2010 @ 16:07
            220

            Hey mike please respond…
            any news on whether resident evil 1,2 or 3 or coming to the eu store? i know you cant say the date but can you please tell me if they will ever be on the PS store in the near future? i’ve been waiting for 6 months now, expecting every week for them to be released, please put me out of my missery :'(

            thanks

            221

            10 past 4 and the update isnt up nice… hey its only an hour later….

            222

            WHAT’S THE HOLD UP MAN!????

            Xbox Live is updated already! why not PSN?

            Must the damn store be updated every 5pm?
            cuz I have to go to work and I want to try trials of st lucia:/

            223

            @ dgnfly

            Sorry lol :)

            `I don’t mind taking the heat from you guys on things that are our fault, but if the publisher does not supply us with the localisations and metadata we need in order to release in certain countries, then we have to wait until we receive them I’m afraid. We have to have a submission process, with strict timings in place, else it would be a nightmare to schedule content releases.`

            This is BS. You are telling me that you sit on your but and wait for publishers to give you something. Why do they give Xbox (look at Monkey Island) it much earlier? They must do something better! Why not GO to publishers and TALK to them so you can COMPEET against the other shop. Just you know (and it will sound strange) but Playstation is not the ONLY console on this planet.

            225

            @222

            xbox live gets updated every wednesday morning, they also get the odd demo during the week ( split second demo)

            who cares about heavy gay i mean heavy rain a million dollar game with hardly any gameplay and story while we could be playing all those old school games

            i wish i went xbox from the start instead off waiting for sony the only thing holding me back is the amount off game i have for ps3 and my gamerscore or else i would have switched right now

            @mike when mw2 dlc out?.. and are psn going do anything about all the lag switching and leaderboad hacking. i have alot of games every1 of them in online mode hacked

            229

            Any Word on Modnation Racers PS3 or/and PSP Yet?

            hey mike what ever happend 2 Castle Crashers the game was announced half a year ago about coming 2 psn store any news

            231

            @dgnfly hey im tired of hearing your constant whining your not even giving constructive criticism your just butt hurt if you want to go to 360 jjust go no one will miss you

            are you going 2 get me the 360 verions off the games i own now for ps3 cause i hope you have enough money for about over a 120 games and then i’ll gladly go xboxlive

            233

            Where’s Kick-Ass game?? According to the official website it was supposed to be released today…

            234

            NM about my above comment just realised you already answered other than that good update..

            235

            cant wait to try the wakeboardHD demo

            Super Mega Ultra Street Fighter 4 Facepalm Edition Picard @ dgnfly

            Oh and for all those harping on about Monkey Island, the game is well over a decade old, if you gone out of your way to play it yet, I think you can wait a few weeks for it to be up on the store.

            Mike are you able to confirm the recently announced plan in the US to bring doujin (Japanese indie) games to the PSN store will apply to the EU store as well? Cheers.

            237

            i seriously can’t stand this damn PSN!
            Now i have to go to work and no damn update, waited all day for this sh*…:/

            238

            I just had a cheeky little glance at the american playstation store…after seeing everything they have…and the ultra cheap prices…im left disheartened and thinking why bother anymore. I would say by the time we get 25% of what the american psn has PS5 will be out, why do developers do this??? We want games, therefore they can make money, but they wont supply us with it…and it isnt hard to put a ps1 game on psn, if there already on the american one. These companies should get their s**t together

            @dgnfly, your opinions are exactly what they are, opinions, it’s best to keep them to yourself.

            Also, no one here is stopping you getting a 360, so you should either trade in your ps3 if your not happy with it, or just shut up and deal with it.

            Also, totally excited for the Just Cause 2 DLC, great price as well.

            FootieGamerUK 29 April, 2010 @ 16:41
            240

            Is the Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package out next Wednesday? Sorry if it’s already been asked.

            241

            Pretty lame update, once again :(

            242

            Hmm

            Why not make this page more dynamic. Pick your country from a dropdown box and all the relevant releases will be exposed. Like a pivottable.

            This update doen´t `kick-ass´ ;-)

            244

            cheap week for me this week nothing of interest . i like the new layout of the post . maybe with the extra room uve saved u could answer the questions before everyone askes them over and over and over so u wouldnt be constantly repeating urself :)

            theturtleking 29 April, 2010 @ 16:48
            245

            Hey Mike. I’ve noticed you’ve not listed the RBN tracks. Please tell me they’re still coming?

            Xbox live does seem to have better arcade games on there store.

            How come we havnt got Bubble bobble, Rainbow islands & Puzzle Bobble?

            I will forgive you for stealing my other o\s if they appeared on the psn store :)

            247

            Hi Mike,
            New to this,
            I am puzzled as to where the DLC for MAG is as i can`t find it? Thats the DLC that is reported as being out today 29/04/10.
            also DLC for bbc2 i have seen you write soon in earlyer posts, I can`t let you get away with that soon is a little….loose if you dont mind can you tighten it a little..a time scale of the following is a rough guide only.
            Minuets.
            Hours.
            Days.
            Weeks.
            Years.
            lol, I can keep a secret i/we wont tell will i/we….Ha
            cheers Mike.

            @dgnfly

            Never heard of punctuation?

            Hi Mike,

            with Agarest by Aksys Games getting released in the US store this week and their promise of “free DLC in coming weeks”, I’m curious to hear if there any information on Ghostlight’s European release of Agarest getting any DLC release in the near future (or even not so near future =)?

            250

            @239

            As much as I agree with you about dgnfly constant whinging, he does have a point. He’s unhappy with the update, so where else can he complain?

            251

            @239

            dumbarse if he didnt express his opinions on the update then sony wouldnt improve there service.

            252

            the update is live

            253

            Store’s Live! Get downloading!

            Or not.

            254

            5pm update lol so much for aiming for 3pm weekly.

            @250/251

            Do either of you really think that people like dgnfly moaning like a child on a dev blog is going to change how sony decide to do buisness? This blog has been up and running for a pretty long time now and not one change has come because of children running there mouth about things they don’t understand.

            Not every update can be amazing and sometimes deadlines get pushed. Deal with it.

            Mike, any news on the Uncharted 2 DLC coming in may?

            RavetodaGrave_ 29 April, 2010 @ 17:10
            257

            Yh its weird when it comes to games America get them first then three days later Europe and with music Europe get it first and then America. For Example Red Dead Redemption comes out May 18th in America and it comes out in Europe the 21st of May. Eminem RECOVERY comes out June 18th in Europe (UK get it 21st HAHA)And America get it June 22nd? Also when the hell is the store updating?

            258

            wow the wakeboarding demo is only 119 mb me
            like

            259

            @255,

            No it won’t change anything. Thats why I don’t bother with it, but as far as I’m aware Holland doesn’t get the same content we in the UK get, so he’s got to put up with lack of content that appears on the US store, and then the lack of content that appears on the UK store but not the Dutch store.

            Some companies do listen, and if they don’t, well, we keep shouting. And if they continue, we shout louder.

            260

            Hi I’m new here

            You have probably answered this question many times Mike but I gotta ask.

            Any idea when(or even if)PSone Classics Silent Hill and Resident Evil 1,2 and 3 are coming?
            They have been on the US for store quite a while now and I have seen no indication as to whether they are ever gonna come here.

            261

            wow why do you have to install the wakeboarding hd demo twice?

            MadmanButter 29 April, 2010 @ 17:35
            262

            @ 260, Silent Hill was up on our PSN a while back. It got removed due to some license issues I think Mike said. Or something to do with it shouldn’t have been published here. Its not coming back.

            As for Resident Evil games. I’ve asked on the Capcom EU forums before, and forum moderators have said it’s being looked into, and will very likely come out in the EU eventually. But its gonna be a while, due to the publishing/licensing deals being a “legal minefield” in this day and age.

            So It’ll probably be a while longer for those too lol! :P

            263

            any chance of alundra or breath of fire 4 coming to the store any time soon? an answer would be appriciated