The update starts with some game demos for Hot Shots Golf Out of Bounds and Top Spin 3. Both boring sports to watch but fun to play, right? There’s also a new character for PAIN, a World of Warcraft song for Guitar Hero III, and the full “Doolittle” album from the Pixies and 3 songs from Weezer for Rock Band. There are also a whole bunch of game videos, a few blu-ray trailers and two PS3 themes.
For the PSP, you can buy Medievil Resurrection for $16.99, download a Medievil Resurrection interview trailer, and a Medievil wallpaper. Not a whole lot, but still good, since Medievil is a pretty fun game. You can visit the Playstation Blog for more information.
If you were planning on playing anything online on your Playstation 3 today or buying anything on the Playstation Store, you’re out of luck. For about 6 hours today, starting at 8am Pacific Time the Playstation Network will be down for scheduled maintenance. You should be working anyway…even if you’re only 8 years old. Go mow a lawn and make that dough!
The Playstation Blog just announced the “Playstation Experience” tour, which will give gamers the chance to play several of their games within their awesomely equipped vehicle designed for gaming. One of the coolest things about this tour though, is that LittleBigPlanet’s been announced to be on that bus. There will be two trucks heading across the country, so to find out which one will be heading near you, check out the schedules here and here.
The new software update for the PSP should be out anytime now, if it isn’t already. You’ll just have to check. This update adds a few new features, the first of which being Google search functionality directly in the XMB. That’s simple. The other feature gives you the ability to change viewing speed during playback of videos on you Memory Stick PRO Duo. Not much, but not bad.
Again, there isn’t much but there still is some good stuff this week. You can pick up Syphon Filter 3 from the PS1 for $5.99, and there some add-on content for Army of Two, Guitar Hero III, and Rock Band. There’s also a demo for Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars, which I’m excited to play. The rest of the stuff consists of a bunch of game videos, a blu-ray trailer, and two PS3 Themes.
For the PSP, you can purchase full games of Syphon Filter Dark Mirror and Syphon Filter 3 and you can download a free theme, wallpaper and some game music. Visit the Playstation Blog for complete details.
The company who created Daxter and God of War: Chains of Olympus for the PSP, Ready at Dawn, have confirmed on their website that they will no longer be supporting the PSP. They commented a while back that after completing God of War that “our work on the PSP has come to an end,” so we all knew it was coming, but now it’s official. The picture above are the actual PSP dev kits that they are sending back too.
So what can Sony do to stop other developers from heading in the same direction? How about some more advertising? They don’t give the PSP enough publicity. Toss some money at it, and maybe it’ll start selling. Well, it’s been a top seller in Japan for a while now, so maybe things will pick up. To be honest, I don’t think thats the reason Ready at Dawn made their decision though. I think it just had more to do with company focus.
Not a lot on the Playstation Store this week. There isn’t even anything to play. All of those European tracks for Rock Band is available now though. You can also download the PixelJunk Monsters album for $2.99, if you’re one of those hardcore videogame music junkies. On top of that though, there are some game videos, movie trailers and a couple of PS3 themes. Very dull indeed.
There are a few goodies for the PSP though. You can download the full game of The Con, and there are two demos for Hot Shots Golf with varying difficulties. The other stuff consists of a few game videos, game music, and a PSP wallpaper. Yay!
If you’re a Madden fan, you’ll really love this. John Koller, hardware marketing and Director of the Sony PSP department, just posted an entry up on the Playstation Blog detailing an all new PSP entertainment pack centered around the extremely popular Madden NFL franchise.
The deal is killer too. The Madden NFL 09 PSP Entertainment Pack will include a limited-edition “Metallic Blue” PSP system, the Madden NFL 09 game, “NFL: In Just One Play” on UMD Video, a voucher to download Beats from the Playstation Store, and a 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo. And all of that will be yours for only $199.99. Damn! If I wasn’t buying the God of War Bundle on June 3rd, this would definitely be in my shopping cart. Look for this one on August 12th.
Not a whole lot up there this week, but there are some good demos. You’ll most definitely want to try the Haze demo and The Bourne Conspiracy demo. Maybe you’ll even give the GRID demo a chance.
You can also pick up Rocketman: Axis of Evil for $9.99. For add-on content, you’ve got an expansion pack for PixelJunk Monsters and new tracks for Rock Band and Guitar Hero III. There’s a buttload of game videos too as well as some movie trailers, PS3 themes and wallpapers. For all the details, visit the Playstation Blog.
Another fun-filled Playstation Store update. The big download this week is echochrome. Have you tried the demo yet? It was a bit hard for me, but I’m a dummy. Anyway, there’s also some add-ons for Rock Band and Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore, a demo for Dark Sector, a whole bunch of game videos and some new wallpapers. If you want the full details, hit up the “Featured Section” of the Playstation Store or visit the Playstation Blog.