Not a tonne to get excited about in this week’s PSN update. Some new ‘full games’, some decent sales (including free Borderlands for PS+ members), and the arrival of NFL Sunday Ticket round things out.
Sunday Ticket is a pretty popular little item among NFL fans. The App gives DirecTV-less viewers the ability to stream every single out of market NFL game right to their console. So if you’re into Fantasy Football in a big (big) way, or you just enjoy watching every and any NFL team in action, well- it’s Football-splosion time. Personally, I’m a NY Giants fan; I never really saw the allure of watching teams play that I had no rooting interest in. Also, that $299.99 USD price tag- you do get a lot for your money, but ouch.
Also this week are a trio of games making their (PSN) digital debut with Bioshock, Modern Warfare 3, and House of the Dead Overkill. All three are pretty solid additions to the Playstation’s online library- but if anyone out there somehow missed out on Bioshock, I can’t recommend it heartily enough. The trip through the defunct paradise called Rapture is one of the most outstanding and exceptional ones in all of gaming. Don’t miss it.
PS+ subscribers are also in for a treat this week as Borderlands is free to download and all of its DLC is on sale. That’s a pretty big pile of gaming right there, and with the sequel to Borderlands coming right around the corner, it’s a good time to jump in and see if it’s your cup of tea.
Other notables this week include the Zen Pinball 2 platform’s arrival on PSN (complete with lots of tables to buy), Gowlanser on Vita, NHL 13 going up for preorder, and some decent sales on Telltale’s Sam & Max adventure titles.
Instant Game Collection
- Greed Corp – $2.50 — 75% off
- Daytona USA – $2.99 — 40% off
- Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knox – $5.00 – 50% off
- Borderlands: The Underdome – $5.00 — 50% off
- Borderlands: New Robot Revolution – $5.00 — 50% off
- Borderlands: Zombie Island – $5.00 — 50% off
- Borderlands: add-on bundle – $10.00 — 50% off
- Lights, camera, party!
Last Chance (leaving PSN on 9/11)
- Saint’s Row 2 (Free Full Game)
- Choplifter HD (Free Full Game)
- Spelunker HD (Game and add-on 50% off)
- Space Channel 5: Part 2 (40% off)
- Bioshock – $19.99
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – $59.99
- House of the Dead Overkill: Extended Cut – $19.99
- Zen Pinball 2 – $0.00 — Zen Pinball 2 is a free download for all PlayStation Network users, and features trials for every table, advanced ball physics, robust social features, stereoscopic 3D, and backwards compatibility for original Zen Pinball owners, along with the new Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles pack and more DLC releases to follow, the Zen Pinball 2 platform is the best videogame pinball experience available
- Suzuki TT Superbikes Real Road Racing Championship – $9.99 — Experience the excitement of Superbike racing as you test your reflexes and skills across seven of the most demanding road-racing circuits from across the globe.
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Bundle – $69.99 — Modern Warfare is back. Redeploying with an arsenal of content unlike any in franchise history, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s first downloadable “Collection” arrives stockpiled with four Multiplayer/Survival Mode Maps and two Special Ops Missions. Modern Warfare 3’s second “Collection” deploys with 3 Multiplayer/Survival Mode Maps, 2 Special Ops Missions, and 2 all-new “Face Off” maps.
- We are proudly presents an Indie Games bundle with create titles from famous independent game makers: Wizorb – hard alloy of breaking bricks and RPG elements in a single game! Canabalt – an officially licensed version of the runaway hit game. Enigmo – unique award winning 3D puzzle game. Galcon Labs – high-paced galactic arcade-strategy game. BreakQuest – new concept interactive physics based break-out game.
- Download the Rainbow Moon Premium Bundle and embark on an epic adventure through a beautiful open world! This bundle contains the following items: Rainbow Moon (full game), Rainbow Moon Melodies (soundtrack), and Rainbow Moon Starter Pack (Medium). Included in the Rainbow Moon Starter Pack (Medium) are 35,000 Rainbow Coins and 6,000 Rainbow Pearls (1,000 per character).
- Various Multiplayer Items ($0.49-$2.99) – Tired of using the same old Drake in multiplayer? If you’re looking for something to differentiate yourself, Naughty Dog has provided a plethora of skins & hats so you can do just that.
- World Peace Day Costume ($0.00) – This month will see the return of World Peace Day. To commemorate the occasion, we will be re-releasing our World Peace Day Costume onto the PlayStation Store next week. The World Peace Costume will be free and will only be available for one week, so don’t delay in picking it up!
- Overdrive by Jaytech ($0.99) – Featured on Above & Beyond’s ‘Anjunabeats Volume 9′ compilation released in 2011.
- I Love to Loop ($0.99) – A fun beatbox mix full of organic sounds all generated from a human voice produced from the ground up for JAM Live Music Arcade.
- Savior ($1.99) – The third single from Rise Against’s seminal 2008 “Appeal To Reason” album.
- Table Pack 3: Monster Bash and Gorgar ($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.
- Color Palette Add-On 7 ($0.00) – The 7th color pack (4-color set) for character color customization.
- SF Boost Gem Pack 11 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Street Fighter characters. Fulfill certain conditions to make the effects of Gems trigger in succession more easily.
- SF Boost Gem Pack 12 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Street Fighter characters. These Life Force Gems activate upon various differing conditions.
- TK Boost Gem Pack 11 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Tekken characters. Fulfill certain conditions to make the effects of Gems trigger in succession more easily.
- TK Boost Gem Pack 12 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Tekken characters. Equip these Gems and fulfill certain conditions for vitality recovery effects!
- Boost Gem Trial Pack 5 ($0.00) – A total of 3 Boost Gems that all characters can use.
- Armored Kill ($0.00 for Battlefield 3 Premium; exclusively for Premium at this time. It will be available publically on 9/18 for $14.99 ) – This is one of five expansion packs included in Battlefield 3 Premium exclusive this week. It will be available publically on 9/18 for $14.99. Battlefield 3: Armored Kill ups the ante for vehicular mayhem as only Battlefield can do. Featuring new drivable tanks, ATV’s, mobile artillery and more, this expansion pack also delivers huge battlefields for an all-out vehicle assault. Armored Kill also includes the biggest map in Battlefield history.
- Avengers Chronicles Pack ($9.99) – Avengers Chronicles takes the critically acclaimed pinball series to uncharted territory. Each of the four tables in this brand new pack chronicles a blockbuster event in the Marvel Universe: Marvel’s The Avengers (based on the 2012 film from Marvel Studios), Fear Itself, The Infinity Gauntlet and World War Hulk. Avengers Assemble!
- Marvel Pinball Original Pack ($9.99) – The original Marvel Pinball four table pack features some of the most iconic Super Heroes in the Marvel Universe: Spider-Man, Wolverine, Blade and Iron Man. These tables have received updated physics, deeper social connectivity and stunning stereoscopic 3D. Marvel Pinball is the ultimate pinball experience!
- Captain America ($2.99) – Lead Captain America and the Howling Commandos in a secret World War II operation behind enemy lines. Face the Red Skull in a series of encounters, destroy the fearsome Sleeper robot, infiltrate Baron Zemo’s castle, and find the omnipotent Cosmic Cube! Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions!
- Marvel Pinball Vengeance and Virtue ($9.99) – Marvel Pinball returns with Vengeance and Virtue, a package of four brand new beautifully crafted pinball tables featuring Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, Thor and X-Men.
- Epic Quest ($2.49) – Pick up an Epic plate for your knobbly-knees knight, Max, give him a Crude Plastic Dagger of Elemental Flame and face the endless hordes of brutes to level up and gain more goodies in this goofy fantasy pinball!
- Mars ($2.49) – What will we find when we finally land on Mars? Explore the red planet using the latest space technology, and uncover the ancient secrets hidden within.
- Paranormal ($2.49) – As a paranormal detective, your job is to investigate mysterious and supernatural phenomena. You’ll have your hands full with hauntings, weird creatures, and inexplicable lapses in the laws of nature! Even the silver ball is not immune to the erratic forces at work within this table.
- Sorcerer’s Lair ($2.49) – For centuries, the forbidding stone structure has stood outside the village, undisturbed. Until two children decided to venture inside to uncover its secrets. Guide Jake and his sister through an ever-changing labyrinth of twisting corridors, secret passageways, and terrifying encounters with the castle’s denizens.
- Super Street Fighter II Tribute ($2.49) – Enter the playfield of the World Warrior Championship, and knock out M. Bison with the Silver Ball!
- Earth Defense ($2.49) – Hordes of hostile aliens are attacking Earth! Lead the united forces of Earth against the gigantic Flip-Bot and its minions. The fate of the world is in your hands!
- Excalibur ($2.49) – Earn your seat at the Round Table amongst the greatest knights in King Arthur’s court! The Arthurian legend is reborn on a lively pinball table with several unique features.
- See the tales of the Knights of the Round Table unfold before you. Participate in duels or jousting tournaments for the honour, and defend Camelot against the robber knights!
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma II ($2.49) – Only Ryu Hayabusha and his gorgeous teammates, Rachel, Ayane, and Momiji, can banish the vicious Spider Ninja clan and defeat its fierce leader, Genshin.
- Intense ninja combat meets arcade pinball action in this Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2-themed add-on table for Zen Pinball 2. Are you up to the challenge, warrior?Zen Pinball Classics ($9.99) – Zen Pinball Classics features a dazzling collection of four Zen Studios original pinball designs all upgraded for Zen Pinball 2. Shaman, El Dorado, Tesla and V12 have been re-mastered with updated graphics, superior ball physics, deep social features and stunning stereoscopic 3D.
- Plants vs. Zombies ($2.99) – Mmmm….pinball! Based on PopCap’s hit title, Plants vs. Zombies, Zen Studios is bringing the zombie invasion to the pinball playfield! Plant your defenses and prepare your flippers for a Plants vs. Zombies pinball adventure!
- NFL Sunday Ticket – free download, $299.99 for subscription — Whether you’re an out-of-towner rooting for your home team, or you happen to be a fan of a team from beyond your division, you’ll love NFL SUNDAY TICKET from DIRECTV. You’ll get every minute of every Sunday afternoon game, from the kick-off to the final whistle, and every hard-fought yard in between. Live NFL games each Sunday, the Red Zone Channel, stats and highlights, and more.
- Laugh Factory Live – Beta is your exclusive ticket to the most standup comedy anywhere. Get a front row seat to live shows from the World Famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood. This application not only provides hours of live streamed shows every week but also, offers subscribers with 100′s of hours of library content from some of the best known comedians past and present. Download the free Beta trial now!
- Compatible with PlayStation Vita only. Design puzzle sheets full of hidden treasure and booby traps with easy touch-screen controls, and then share them with your pals using the PS Vita system’s “near” feature.Download this amazing free app today.
- Rainbow Moon – Download this free Rainbow Moon trial version for a sneak peek at one of the most beautiful role-playing games of this generation. Freely explore Rainbow Moon and battle nasty monsters for up to 90 minutes. This trial version allows you to save your progress and continue your journey where you left off upon unlocking the full version.
- Darksiders II – Know Death Trailer
- Darksiders II – Last Salvation Trailer
- Disney’s Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Characters
- NBA 2K13 – Jay-Z Announcement Trailer
- Resident Evil 6 – Horror Trailer
- Resident Evil 6: 3rd Trailer – E3 2012
- Sleeping Dogs Launch Trailer
- Sleeping Dogs: Gameplay Highlight – Shooting
- Sleeping Dogs: GSP Documentary
- Sleeping Dogs: GSP Master Fighter
- The Last Of Us 2012 Gamescom Trailer
- Zen Pinball 2 – $0.00 — Zen Pinball 2 is a free download for all PlayStation Network users, and features trials for every table, advanced ball physics, robust social features, and backwards compatibility for original Zen Pinball owners, along with the new Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles pack and more DLC releases to follow, the Zen Pinball 2 platform is the best videogame pinball experience available.
- Unravel the mystery in this legendary RPG from ATLUS! Join the enigmatic Crevanille on his journey through Noyeval as he tries to discover why mankind is being targeted for destruction. What power do the mysterious Angels possess? Who holds the key to preventing another tragedy? And how will your choices affect the outcome of world-shaking events? Discover the answers to these questions and more as you experience the legend of Growlanser!
- Gurumin is a fast paced, immersive, fully voices Action-RPG set in a 3D fantasy world. Gurumin stars Parin, a strong-willed girl sent to live with her grandfather in a small mining town. Parin soon discovers an invisible monster village hidden behind her home. Learning of a weapon hidden underneath the village that she alone is fit to wield, Parin embarks on a quest to stop the Phantoms and make the world right.
- It’s time to maim and murder your way to the top of an exiting new game show! I Kill Zombies sees you trapped inside a giant arena fending off the forced of the undead as one of three characters. Do you have what it takes to survive? Who kills zombies? I Kill Zombies!!!
- DJ HERO 2: PENDULUM MIX PACK (now: $3.99 original price: $7.99)
- GUITAR HERO 5: 30 SECONDS TO MARS TRACK PACK (now: $2.75 original price: $5.49)
- GUITAR HERO III: MODERN METAL TRACK PACK (now: $3.13 original price: $6.25)
- GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR: QUEEN TRACK PACK (now: $2.75 original price: $5.49)
- GUITAR HERO: WARRIORS OF ROCK: MODERN ROCK MEGA PACK (now: $8.25 original price: $16.49)
- The Impossible Game – PS Minis (now: $0.99 original price: $2.99)
- Minisquadron – PS Minis (now: $0.99 original price: $1.99)
- One Epic Game – PS Minis (now: $0.99 original price: $1.99)
- Order Up!! – PS3 Full Game (now: $9.99 original price: $14.99)
- Sam & Max – Max Pack – PSN Game (Bundle Of 2 Seasons) (now: $19.99 original price: $29.99)
- Sam & Max: Beyond Time And Space – Full Season – PSN Game (now: $12.99 original price: $19.99)
- Sam And Max – The Devil’S Playhouse – Full Season – PSN Game (now: $12.99 original price: $19.99)
- 5-In-1 Arcade Hits – PS Minis (now: $0.99 original price: $1.99)
- Canabalt – PS Minis (now: $1.99 original price: $2.99)
- Daytona USA – PSN Game (now: $4.99 original price: $9.99)
- Dirt Showdown – PS3 Full Game + Dirt VIP (now: $49.99 original price: $59.99)
- Aliens Vs. Predator Bughunt Map Pack (now: $3.99 original price: $6.99)
- Aliens Vs. Predator Multiplayer Swarm Map Pack DLC (now: $3.99 original price: $6.99)
- Sonic Adventure DX Upgrade (now: $2.99 original price: $4.99)
- Sonic Unleashed Apatos & Shamar Adventure Pack (now: $1.99 original price: $2.99)
- Sonic Unleashed Chun-Nan Adventure Pack (now: $1.99 original price: $2.99)
- Sonic Unleashed Empire City & Adabat Adventure Pack (now: $1.99 original price: $2.99)
- Sonic Unleashed Holoska Adventure Pack (now: $1.99 original price: $2.99)
- Sonic Unleashed Mazuri Adventure Pack (now: $1.99 original price: $2.99)
- Sonic Unleashed Spagonia Adventure Pack (now: $1.99 original price: $2.99)
- Valkyria Chronicles – Challenge Of The Edy Detachment DLC (now: $2.99 original price: $4.99)
- Valkyria Chronicles – Edy’s Mission DLC 002 (now: $2.99 original price: $4.99)
- Valkyria Chronicles – Hard Ex Mode DLC 001 (now: $2.99 original price: $4.99)
- Valkyria Chronicles – Selveria’s Mission DLC 003 (now: $2.99 original price: $4.99)