Playstation Store Update


The Playstation Store has lots more stuff for you again this week. Some real good stuff actually. You can get R-TYPE 1 and 2 bundled for only $5.99, and there’s a whole lot of add-ons, including the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare map pack and the full Judas Priest “Screaming for Vengeance” album for Rock Band.

On top of all this is the echochrome demo and Iron Man demo. All of this stuff should keep you fairly busy until next week when the big releases come out. Oh, and there are a bunch of game videos too, such as for PROTOTYPE, GT5 Prologue, and Resistance 2. If you want all the details, check out the listing on the Playstation Blog.

New PSP Video Download Service Announced

Sky Logo

Sony has just announced that they will be providing a new service in partnership with the satellite broadcasting service, Sky, to users of their portable media center that is the PSP. Go!View will allow PSP users to download and watch videos, and will include lots of programming such as comedy, sports, and movies. It will be up to the user if they want to sign up on a subscription or pay-per-view basis, but no prices for the service have yet been stated. So far the service has only been mentioned as being offered in Europe and has a very general “summer” release.

New Playstation Store is Live

The old crappy, barely usable Playstation Store is gone, and in it’s place is shiny, new one. The v2.30 firmware update is now available and the update Playstation Store comes with it. I’m on the bus right now, so I haven’t seen it yet, but you can bet your ass I’m heading straight to the PS3 when I get home.

PSN Store Update Next Week

So, it seems we all get the new PSN Store next week. In a press release, Sony made official that the update will be made available on the evening of April 15th in Japan, which will come with the v2.30 firmware update.

According to the Playstation Blog, the US will be getting it in mid April, but Grace Chen, in a video about the update, mentioned that GT5 Prologue would be available on April 17th on the PSN Store. Since Sony said no new downloads would be available until the Store was re-launched, I believe this means we get the update next week too. Here’s a video of the features and the slipped relaunch date.

Rumor: LittleBigPlanet on the PSP

PSP LittleBigPlanet

There are rumors flying around the internet about LittleBigPlanet seeing a release on the PSP. The rumor is that the highly anticipated game from Media Molecule is getting a port to the PSP from Sony’s Liverpool studio in the UK. How cool would this be? The game looks great and being able to take it with you just sweetens the deal. If this is the case, you can expect the PSP and PS3 versions to work together in some way as well. I sure hope this rumor turns out to be true.

New PSP Firmware Coming

There’s a new firmware update, which according to the Playstation Blog will be “available shortly,” for the PSP. Version 3.95 brings two new features to the PSP which are custom button configuration for PSone game playback and the ability to quit remote play with your Playstation 3 and leave the PS3 running.

Playstation Store for PC Update

Just as the PS3 Playstation Store is chock full of goodies, so is the Playstation Store for the PC. Get some stuff for your PSP.


  • R-Type Command Demo

Game Videos

  • God of War Chains of Olympus TV Spot
  • GT5 Prologue Weezer Video
  • GT5 Prologue Mars Volta Video
  • GT5 Prologue Thin Lizzy
  • GTA IV Trailer 4
  • Winter X Games ‘08 Play the Pros
  • Wyclef’s “Fast Car” Music Video


  • R-Type Command Wallpapers (x3)


  • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

Playstation Store for PC Update

Here’s all the stuff you can download from the Playstation Store for the PC for your PSP.

Downloadable Games

  • Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee – $10.99

Game Demos

  • Flat Out: Head On Demo

Game Videos

  • Patapon GAP QA Trailer
  • Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Japan Intro Movie
  • Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee behind the scenes #1
  • Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee behind the scenes #2
  • Ape Quest


  • Ape Quest Wallpaper
  • Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee Wallpaper


  • Ape Quest Theme

PSP Firmware Update Coming

Sony has stated that there will be a new firmware update coming tomorrow for the PSP. This one seems to focus on the internet radio area, as it will include twenty new PSP internet radio players and will be categorized by genre for better navigation. On top of that, the update will also include expanded support for Playstation Network titles.