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PSN Content 01/31/08

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Thank you to Chubigans for the custom banner.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

For a second week tanod has allowed me to post in his stead while he focuses his energy elsewhere. (Here's some explanation. Be sure to send him a hearty congratulations!) As always, this is a workday for me, but I will check in every few hours to make updates to the top post. I will try to make sure everything is summarized by 7PM (U.S. Eastern Time).

Last week you guys were extremely helpful collecting details, so I hope you can help out again. As you confirm information in your respective territories, I'll try to add to the top post, with appropriate credit.

In lieu of making the thread a couple weeks ago for the UK and JPN content that went up, tanod did a comprehensive (minus DLC and trailers) list of everything that went up in the U.S. from launch up until the last update of 2007. He also included a detailed feature list of all of the PSN games, a Japanese PS1 game list and a list of all the demos available.
In case you missed it: PSN Content 2007 - "almost" Comprehensive List

-Japanese content is going up.
-Europe content is up.
-North America content is up.

-According to a post on Kotaku, United States PSN Cards are starting to appear in stores. However, after checking today, I have not been able to find any place online that sells them.
-According to Sony, there will be no firmware update in January. :( But, hey, February is next week!
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THIS WEEK:

United States/Canada

Games/Demos:
-Conflict: Denied Ops (989 Mb) - free

DLC:

Folklore: (FINAL DLC)
-Add-On 5: "Nightmares" - $3.99
-Add-On 6: "Visions of the Tower" - $3.99
-Add-on Bundle 3: Includes Add-On 5 & 6 - $5.99

Rock Band: (see YouTube links here)
-"Siva" - $1.99
-"Working Man" - $1.99
-"Ten Speed (Of God's Blood and Burial)" - $1.99

Trailers:
-Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Theatrical)
-Prom Night (Theatrical)
-Across the Universe (BR)
-Daddy Day Camp (BR)
-Go! Sports Skydiving Trailer (Game)
-Battlefield: Bad Company Haggard's Blog (Game)

Other:
-PixelJunk Monsters Theme #2
-Two (2) PixelJunk Monsters wallpapers


United Kingdom

Games/Demos:
-Devil May Cry 4 demo (640Mb) - free
-MX vs ATV Untamed demo (715Mb) - free
-Fade to Black (PS1 game, 339Mb) - £3.49 or 4,99€
-Motorhead (PS1 game, ???Mb) - £3.49 or 4,99€
-Theme Hospital (PS1 game, 186Mb) - £3.49 or 4,99€

DLC:

Trailers:
-PixelJunk Monsters Trailer

Other:



Japan

Games/Demos:
-Block Kuzushi (PS1) - ¥600
-Dezaemon Plus (PS1) - ¥600
-Kuroi Hitomi no Noir: Cielgris Fantasm (PS1) - ¥600
-Pro Mahjong Kiwame Plus (PS1) - ¥600
-Wai Wai Kusayakyuu (PS1) - ¥600
-PixelJunk Racers & Monsters on sale (or price drop?) - ¥500 each
-Minna no Golf Portable 2 "beginner" demo (PSP) - free
-Minna no Golf Portable 2 "intermediate" demo (PSP) - free

DLC:

Trailers:
-Sega Rally Revo trailer
-Echochrome trailer

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CREDITS!
-crisis (most of US update)
-reminder (JP PS1 games)
-Ashhong (RB DLC YouTube links)
-Queeg (AU store, assuming same as UK store)
-Foster (UK store prices)
-Steroyd (Theme Hospital size)
-Wollan (Fade to Black size)
-Tr4nce (EU store prices)
-Tntnnbltn (UK demo sizes)
-tanod (GT5:p date addition, Folklore DLC reminder, why aren't you changing diapers instead of reading GAF?)

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COMING BEFORE THE SUMMER DROUGHT:

Demos:
-Hot Shots Golf 5 - January (if it doesn't come today...)

PSN Games:
Released in the US and still to come for Europe:
-Blast Factor: Advanced Research
-Flow Expansion Pack
-High Velocity Bowling
-PAIN
-Riff: Everyday Shooter
-Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix
April
-Gran Turismo 5: Prologue (4/19)
Other early 2008 games
-Bionic Commando: Rearmed
-Commando 3
-Dark Mist
-Echo Chrome
-Elefunk
-Rocketman: Axis of Evil
-Rat Race
-Skydiving
-Soldner X
-Super Street Fighter 2 HD Turbo Hyper-Fighting, etc.
-Wipeout HD
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STUFF YOU CAN FIND ONLY ON THE FOREIGN STORES:

UNITED KINGDOM:
-Heavenly Sword theme
-Killzone 2 theme
-Manga theme
-MotorStorm theme
-Retro theme
-Snakeball theme
-SingStar theme

JAPAN:
-Dark Mist - 800 yen
-Gran Turismo 5: Prologue - 4500 yen
-Mainichi Issho - full game - free
-PixelJunk Monsters demo - free
-Current Japanese PS1 game list - 600 yen each
-Go! Sports Ski demo
-Heavenly Sword - "Kai" demo
-G1 Jockey 4 2007 demo
-Imabikisou demo
-Record of Agarest demo
-XI[sai] - PS1 game demo
-Yakuza 3 demo
-Mainicchi Issho themes (2 of them)
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PREVIOUS WEEKS:
PSN Content 01/24/08 (DMC4 and The Club demos; PixelJunk Monsters (PS3) and Jet Moto 2 (PS1) games; Stranglehold, NFS, Folklore, RB, and GH3 DLC)
PSN Content 01/17/08 (Blast Factor Bundle, Mesmerize: Trace (PSEye), Tori-Emaki (PSEye); Turok and FIFA Street 3 demos; MotorStorm and RB DLC)
PSN Content 01/10/08 (Crash Bandicoot 2 (PS1) game; Kane and Lynch and Super Stardust HD demos; Folklore, NFS and RB DLC)
PSN Content 01/03/08 (NFL Tour '09 demo; NFS: PS, Rock Band and GH3 DLC)
PSN Content 12/20/07 (Snakeball, Toy Home, Warhawk (PS1), Trials of Topoq, and Mesmerize: Distort games; Snakeball and Blacksite: Area 51 demos; WarHawk expansion, Folklore, Poker, RB and GH DLC)
PSN Content 12/13/07 (Burnout: Paradise demo; HVBowling, RB and NFS DLC; GT5: Prologue game - JPN)
PSN Content 12/06/07 (High Velocity Bowling game; Wild Arms (PS1); Timeshift MP demo; Folklore, Rock Band, PAIN, and Motor Storm DLC; new themes)
PSN Content 11/29/07 (PAIN game; Oblivion: Shivering Isles expansion; GH3 and Rock Band DLC)
PSN Content 11/22/07 (Aquatopia and Operation: CF PS Eye games; MX vs. ATV demo; flOw, NFS: ProStreet and Rock Band DLC)
PSN Content 11/15/07 (Blazing Angels 2 and Toy Home demos)
PSN Content 2007 - "almost" Comprehensive List (includes Japanese PS1 games)

OTHER RESOURCES:
-NeoGAF Official PS3 Custom Theme Thread (Lots of cool stuff, Send your thanks to m0dus and the other contributors)
-The link to access the PS Store for the PSP.

JAPAN STORE HELP:
Contained in "PSN Content 2007 - 'almost' Comprehensive List" thread

FIRMWARE UPDATES: (all contain BC updates)
12/17/07 - 2.10 (DIVX and WMV codec support, BD 1.1 support, voice modulation, PS1 games playable via remote play)
11/19/07 - 2.01 (Stability and bug fixes for issues with 2.00)
11/07/07 - 2.00 (New options for sorting Trailers and Games, Playlist support for Photos and Music, trailers from the store can be watched while they are still downloading, Store and browser are both much quicker, Browser has new flash version, Info board)
10/23/07 - 1.94 (Included on R&C disk - enables Dual Shock 3 support)
09/12/07 - 1.93 (Fix for Warhawk and PSN connection issues)
09/03/07 - 1.92 (Quicker XMB loading, web browser improvements, bug fixes)
07/23/07 - 1.90 (XMB Backgrounds, CD upsampling, can change PS1/PS2 video settings in-game, XMB game list sorting)
06/27/07 - 1.82
06/13/07 - 1.81 (fixed "full" option not sticking on RGB)
05/23/07 - 1.80 (PSX/PS2/DVD Upscaling, DNLA streaming, BLU-RAY 720p, Memory Card adapter functionality improved)
04/18/07 - 1.70 (Rumble for PS1/PS2, PS1 downloads playable on PS3)
03/22/07 - 1.60 (BG downloading, Folding@Home, Europe BC Enabled)
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THIS WEEK ON PSP:

Setting some expectations for my listing of PSP Store content. I will only post the PSP list after it gets posted on the PS blog. I'm not going to track content outside of the U.S. nor am I going to track upcoming releases. It's simply way beyond what I have time for. If somebody else wants to start keeping track of that, feel free.

The last update for the PSP store was on 31 January 2008.

Games
-NeoPets: PetPet Adventures: The Wand of Wishing - $15.99

Firmware v.3.90 was posted on 30 January 2008 (includes Skype for PSP Slim).
 

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Yeah. A PS3 firmware update would be nice. Or at least an explanation of Go! Messenger.

I'm kinda iffy on the Rock Band songs this week. I know, I know. Bad taste, right? I'll probably revisit them later.

I'm still hoping for surprise DLC like the Marvel Ultimate Alliance pack or the OXM Rock Band songs.
Or the elusive Rock Band patch.

Hopefully the flOw PSP version doesn't need another purchase.

What about the expansion? Was that ok?

Uhh. Lots of things expected today, but I expect delays. Europe will never have Everyday Shooter or Puzzle Fighter. EVER!

Is Sony releasing more Home invites? I haven't logged onto that in a while.

I think that about covers my random thoughts. I just hope there aren't any more FPS demos. Because really, they've gotten boring. (I have Burnout Paradise, but it's somewhere in my rental truck. I'm moving right now)
 

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M3wThr33 said:
What about the expansion? Was that ok?
I bough flOw expansion, but I haven't played it. I think my son has (he's five) and enjoyed it as much as he enjoyed the full games (which is to say -- a lot). I've heard it was done by another company/team and was kind of "meh".
 

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1. Awesome banner :lol

2. I wouldn't count on a HSG demo today.

3. DMC 4 demo today for europe is confirmed.

4. The new PSone games from the japanese store are:

Block Kuzushi
Dezaemon Plus
Kuroi Hitomi no Noir: Cielgris Fantasm
Pro Mahjong Kiwame Plus
Wai Wai Kusayakyuu
 

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Benedict said:
what?what?what! : (


Well, this bit of news came from my side of the spectrum a few days ago.

http://www.xblarcade.com/node/1657

Talisman

To say that something odd has happened with Talisman would be a bit of an understatement. Here is a game that has had concept art and and the following trailer:

This game was originally announced back in April and slated for a Q4 2007 release. That morphed into a "Winter" release, which then turned into an April '08 release. If that wasn't enough uncertainty for you, it seems that the game is now in limbo. Rumors started coming out that the game was quietly canceled. The great folks over at 360Sync.com went so far as to get an answer from Capcom that seemed to confirm this rumor. However, it seems that while the title is definitely on life support, it hasn't quite kicked the bucket just yet. According to Christian Svensson, Vice-President of Strategic Planning & Business Development at Capcom:

We are redirecting the project at the moment and there are a number of courses of action we are evaluating. The game is not canceled, nor is it on hold. We want the best possible execution so it is probably fair to say that it will not make the original date of "Winter". As we complete our evaluation of our options, we will eventually formulate a new release date.

After pressing him a bit further he went on to inform us that at a minimum, they will be changing developers. What happened between Capcom and Big Rooster, is unknown at this time, but one would imagine that this sort of switch, could mean a very hefty delay.


So there you go, clear as mud right?

This is especially troubling to you PSN types since as far as I know, Talisman is pretty much your future board game content.
 

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Ashhong said:
...RB DLC YouTube links...
Thanks. Added.

Also general note...

I've added a Credits section under the territory listing. I hope this will still give appropriate credit to contributors while not cluttering the store items. I don't want anyone to think their help wasn't appreciated, so let me know if this doesn't suit you.
 

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I forgot today was Thursday... or I forgot it was PSN update date. Anyways, thanks for reminding me I should get angry in around 8 hours!

*Preemptive SCREW YOU SCEE*
 

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Besides this fantastic thread are there any good web-sites that specialises in PSN-content in form of news, previews and reviews?
 

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SSHD rumble for JPN store, please.

Also, I noticed this week that the UK store has a single player demo for Time Shift, as well as multiplayer. I've heard the HK and some other stores also have unique content. Any other overlooked items on foreign stores?
 

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only rockband?

They haven't released what the update will include (We know the Rockband DLC). Wait until this afternoon to early evening.
 

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* [Add-on] flOw Expansion Pack: 31/01 - 2.99 €
* [PSN Spiel] Sky Diving: 31/01 - 4.99 €

* [PSP via PC Store] flOw PSP: 31/01 - 7.99 €
* [PSP via PC Store] WipEout Pulse Expansion Pack #1: 31/01

Some of the European stuff...
 

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waait... isnt flOw PSP confirmed for March ??? or only march in the us and europe today? ....
 

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waait... isnt flOw PSP confirmed for March ??? or only march in the us and europe today? ....

Those titles were from the Store list about 2 weeks back, stuff might have changed since then.
 

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Australian Stores updated

Devil May Cry 4 Demo
MX vs ATV Untamed Demo

PS1 Games

Fade to black
Motorhead
Theme Hospital

Pixel Junk Monsters Trailer

And a music video

Old Man River - Sunshine
 

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Queeg said:
Australian Stores updated

Devil May Cry 4 Demo
MX vs ATV Untamed Demo

PS1 Games

Fade to black
Motorhead
Theme Hospital

Pixel Junk Monsters Trailer

And a music video

Old Man River - Sunshine

M-motorhead?!

I have it on PS1 disk alreadym but damn, I'm gonna double dip!
 

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Nice to see some third-party PSX-games.

Fade to black was nice for its time. Don't know how much joy you get out of it nowadays.
The follow up to Fade to Black and Another World.