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Thursday, June 14, 2012

The PSN update Vita-licious!

Yes Vita fans, there be games in that thar Playstation Network for yer portable console of choice. And they're not bad games either!

First up is the very interesting Gravity Rush. this one has players taking control of a young girl who has to use her gravity manipulating abilities to try and save a world that's literally falling apart. This was one of the very first titles shown off for the PSV that had fans and press alike taking note. Which, of course, makes you scratch your head and ask: why's this just releasing now?


Metal Gear Solid HD Collection also makes its appearance this week. The games themselves look like excellent ports and actually do some very cool things with the Vita's touch controls- but how big of a fan might you have to be to actually keep buying the same games over and over again? Is there really anyone who's has the chance to play MGS3 and not done so by now? Admittedly, it's kind of cool to have a mobile Sons of Liberty, and both titles take advantage of Transfarring, but that's a steep price to pay just for that.


Also vying for your time this week is the PSV AR puzzler PulzAR (which looks sort of neat), the mean ol'God-game Babel Rising, and some good sales on X-Play's Games of E3... from ,uh, 2009. Don't get that one...


One last thing, if you haven't played Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham City, I have two points for you: Number one- it's amazing and just posted to the PSN. Number two- shame on you for missing out on one of (if not the) best games of 2011. And if you're a PS+ subscriber you can even nab it as a full game trial. No excuses- go play it!


Playstation Plus

E3 Past Award Nominees Sale (seriously?)


  • Borderlands Full Bundle – 30% off, PS+ Price: $20.99
  • Split/Second Bundle – 40% off, PS Price: $20.99

Full Game Trials

  • Batman Arkham City Full Game Trial
  • Just Dance 3 Full Game Trial

Free Avatars

  • Bakuki (Full) Avatar
  • Lil (Full) Avatar
  • Laarg (Full) Avatar
  • Circle Avatar
  • Lil & Laarg Avatar

PS3

PSN Games

  • Babel Rising ($9.99)
    Babel Rising lets you play as a God and use your powers to prevent humans from building the tower of Babel. Hurl bolts of lightning, cause massive earthquakes, or unleash gigantic floods upon the Babylonians.
    ESRB rated 10+
    File size 357 MB

PS3 Full Games

  • Batman Arkham City ($29.99)
    No escape from Arkham City…the sprawling super-prison in the heart of Gotham City, home to its most violent thugs and infamous super villains. With the lives of the innocent at stake, only one man can save them and bring justice to the streets of Gotham City…The Batman.
    ESRB rated T
    File size 7.73 GB
  • Dirt Showdown ($59.99)
    Dive into DiRT Showdown’s new world of motorized mayhem! Social gameplay and stunning graphics combine to deliver a high-octane action sports experience from the get-go. Use boost to race past rivals, smash your way through demolition derbies and unleash your inner Hoonigan in freestyle stunt parks.
    ESRB rated E10+
    File size 4.07 GB
  • Just Dance 3 ($39.99)
    The world’s #1 dance game brand is back and hotter than ever! Just Dance 3 gets the party started with new moves, new modes, and over 45 songs from today’s hottest hits like “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO and “California Gurls” by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg.
    ESRB rated E10+
    File size 11 GB

Demos

  • Babel Rising Demo
    Babel Rising lets you play as a God and use your powers to prevent humans from building the tower of Babel. Hurl bolts of lightning, cause massive earthquakes, or unleash gigantic floods upon the Babylonians.
    ESRB rated E10+
    File size 357 MB
  • Jam Live Music Arcade Demo
    JAM Live Music Arcade is a robust musical experience of creative freedom. Through your guitar peripheral or controller, you can compose your own genre-bending music by controlling all aspects of a song (guitar, bass, drums, vocals and synth). With artists from Modest Mouse, Fallout Boy, Atmosphere and much, much more, JAM Live Music Arcade has over 30 tracks from all over the indie and major label spectrum for you to jam with and make your own!
    ESRB rated T
    File size 1.07 GB

Add-ons

  • Atelier Meruru: Pamela ($3.99)
    The ghostly Wholesale Store owner Pamela joins the team! Could this be the origin story of a never-before-seen phantom adventurer!? This will allow you to recruit the in-game character Pamela into your party and experience all-new character-related events.
    File size 111 KB
  • Birds Of Steel add ons (x2) ($4.99 – $5.99)
    Various add on content.
    File size 125 KB – 138 MB
  • Dirt Showdown add ons (x5) ($1.99 – $9.99)
    Various add on content.
    File size 1.2 MB each
  • Disgaea 4 add ons (x5) (free – $3.99)
    Various add on content.
    File size 1.55 MB each
  • Dragon’s Dogma: From A Different Sky – Part 4 ($0.99)
    The fourth of the ‘From a Different Sky’ series, you will need your wits to clear all 10. Check the Pawn Guild to begin!
    File size 707 KB
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Tron: Legacy Minipack ($2.99)
    Download the Tron: Legacy Minipack to dress your Sackboy in these exciting costumes: – Clu – Quorra – Gem You will also receive a pack of fun Tron: Legacy stickers! To download this costume pack, you must already own LittleBigPlanet 2.
    File size 1.13 MB

Avatars

  • Escape Plan Avatar Bundle 2 ($1.49)
  • Escape Plan Bakuki (Full) Avatar ($0.49)
  • Escape Plan Circle Avatar ($0.49)
  • Escape Plan Laarg (Full) Avatar ($0.49)
  • Escape Plan Lil & Laarg Avatar ($0.49)
  • Escape Plan Lil (Full) Avatar ($0.49)

Videos

  • Bang Bang Racing: Debut Trailer
  • Darksiders 2: Death Strikes: Part 2 Trailer
  • Sniper Elite V2 Launch Trailer
  • Sniper Elite V2 Q & A Trailer 2
  • The Walking Dead – Choice Matters Trailer
  • WWE’13 – Debut Trailer

Themes

  • Fine Art: BoschDynamic Theme ($2.99)
  • Fine Art: Boticelli Theme ($2.99)
  • Fine Art: Leonardo Da Vinci Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
  • Fine Art: Michelangelo Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
  • Fine Art: Van Gogh Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Music

  • Resistance: Burning Skies Original Soundtrack ($9.99)


Playstation Vita

Games

  • Gravity Rush ($35.99)
    Manipulate Gravity to Save your World from Destruction! Gain a new perspective as you take on the role of Kat, a strong-willed girl seeking the means to protect her future in a world that’s crumbling to pieces.
    ESRB rated T
    File size 1.42 GB
  • Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection ($34.99)
    From acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system includes two legendary MGS titles – Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.
    ESRB rated M
    File size 3.29 GB
  • PulzAR Full Game ($1.99)
    PulzAR is an augmented reality puzzle game based on re-directing a laser beam to a target using reflectors, splitters and color filters while racing against time to save the planet.
    ESRB rated E
    File size 134 MB

Demos

  • Escape Plan Demo
    ESRB rated T
    File size 541 MB

Add-ons

  • Escape Plan Asylum Pack ($0.25)
    The Asylum picks up where Lil and Laarg left off at the end of Escape Plan. Traversing through a sewer pipe, Lil and Laarg accidentally find themselves in a psycho ward full of Bakuki’s failed experiments. This latest conundrum is filled with padded walls, shocking minions, blades of mass destruction and even more helpless sheep! The Asylum Pack introduces 7 new Challenge Modes, 4 costumes, and 4 additional Trophies. Download it today! To use this download, you will need the Escape Plan Full Game.
    File size 100 KB
  • Pinball Arcade: Medieval Madness And Bride Of Pinbot ($4.99)
    You can now play exact recreations of two more of the all-time greatest pinball tables from Williams, Bally, Stern Pinball, and Gottlieb together in one game. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail.
    File size 70 MB
  • Table Top Tanks Toy Tanks Set ($0.99)
    Brighten up your battlefield with a squad of colorful toy tanks. These tiny titans may look more at home on the playground than in a war zone but they still pack a punch against any Table Top Tanks rivals. To use this download, you must have Table Top Tanks installed on your system. Compatible with PlayStation Vita system only. Note: you must be connected online when starting the game to access the Toy Tank Pack
    File size N/A


PSP

Games

  • Gungnir ($29.99)
    Take up the spear in this SRPG from STING and ATLUS! A tale of valor and revenge awaits players who join the story of Giulio Raguel, hoping to fight to bring justice to his people with the help of a mystical weapon that could grant him all his desires–or destroy him in the attempt. Gungnir, the fourth game in the Dept. Heaven series, is brought to you by STING, developers of Yggdra Union, Riviera, and Knights in the Nightmare.
    ESRB rated T
    File size 144 MB


Pricing Updates

  • Carnivores Bundle (Sale) (PS3) (now $3.99, original price $5.99)
    Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter – Minis (Sale) (PS3) (now $1.99, original price $3.99)
    Carnivores: Ice Age – Minis (Sale) (PS3) (now $1.99, original price $3.99)
    Learning With The Pooyoos – Episode 1 (Price Change) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $8.99)
    Learning With The Pooyoos – Episode 2 (Price Change) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $8.99)
    Mad Blocker Alpha – Minis (Price Change) (PS3) (now $1.99, original price $2.99)
    Mortal Kombat (PS3 Full Game) (Price Change) (PS3) (now $29.99, original price $49.99)
    Payday: The Heist (Sale) (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
    Sonic Adventure (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
    Sonic Adventure Dx Upgrade (Sale) (PS3) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
    Sonic Cd (Sale) (PS3) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
    Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
    Borderlands Add-On Extravasplosion Bundle (Price Change) (PS3) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)
    Red Johnson’s Chronicles – Episode 1 (Price Change) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $12.99)
The PSN update Vita-licious!
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