PlayStation Store Update

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Hey, everyone. It’s time again for the PLAYSTATION Store weekly update.

Downloadable Games

echochrome ($9.99)
Featuring an elegant black and white art design, echochrome is a puzzle game unlike any other. With gameplay based on optical illusions, players must utilize 5 simple laws of perspective to join walkways, hide dangers, and create new paths to reach the goal. Once you’ve mastered the 5 laws, use them to create your own mind-bending levels to play and share with friends using the custom level editor. Available for PlayStation 3 and PSP systems.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 86.4 MB

Add-on Game Content

Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

  • “Zero” – Smashing Pumpkins ($1.99)
  • “Time-Sick Son of a Grizzly Bear” – The Mother Hips ($1.99)
  • “Red Tandy” – The Mother Hips ($1.99)

File sizes: 15.5 MB – 36 MB

Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore sownloadable songs ($1.49 each)
Plug in the microphone and live out your dream as a singing sensation! Expand your Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore library by purchasing tracks from the in-game store. For music credits, visit the Karaoke Revolution section of www.konami.com. Full list of tracks (42) after the jump.

Game Demos (free)

Dark Sector Demo
Dark Sector thrusts players into the role of Hayden Tenno, an operative sent on a dangerous assassination mission into Lasria – an Eastern European city on the brink of ruin that hides a deadly Cold War secret. Attacked by an unknown enemy, he awakens to find part of his body altered by an infection that has granted him inhuman abilities. Now, Hayden must learn to evolve along with his powers, to survive and to become a hero.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 483 MB

Game Videos (free)

echochrome Trailer
Featuring an elegant black and white art design, echochrome is a puzzle game unlike any other. With gameplay based on optical illusions, players must utilize 5 simple laws of perspective to join walkways, hide dangers, and create new paths to reach the goal. Once you’ve mastered the 5 laws, use them to create your own mind-bending levels to play and share with friends using the custom level editor.
File size: 37 MB (1080)

Battlefield Bad Company Redford Blog
Sergeant Redford has seen plenty of action while in B Company, maybe even too much, and having squad members like Sweetwater and Haggard in his crew doesn’t put his tensions to rest. With only a couple weeks left in the Army, Redford is on his last string and will let nothing come in his way of a peaceful retirement…or will he?
File size: 97 MB (HD)

Kung Fu Panda Trailer
Check out the trailer for the new action-packed Kung Fu Panda game, based on the DreamWorks Animation movie!
File size: 68 MB (HD)

Dead Space Announcement Trailer
Dead Space brings the terror to your PS3.
File size: 91 MB (HD)

Dead Space Ship Date Trailer
Dead Space brings the chills on Halloween 2008.
File size: 78 MB (HD)

Turok – “Kane” Gameplay Trailer
The “Kane” Gameplay Trailer highlights the struggle between Turok and his former mentor Roland Kane as Turok fights to survive on a mysterious planet controlled by Kane and overrun with ravenous dinosaurs.
File size: 5.5 MB (SD), 30 MB (HD)

Turok “Bring It” Trailer
The Turok CG Trailer showcases the overwhelming odds of Turok’s fight to survive on a mysterious planet overrun with ravenous dinosaurs.
Wyclef Jean talks about his experience with the PLAYSTATION 3 system.
File size: 5.72 MB (SD), 29 MB (HD)

NBA Ballers: Chosen One TV Spot
Live the Game. Play the Life.
File size: 23 MB (HD)

Wyclef’s “Fast Car” Music Video
Wyclef’s latest music video, “Fast Car”! Visit PlayStation.com to view exclusive behind the scenes footage and interviews with Wyclef.
File size: 195 MB (HD), 323 MB (1080)

PS3 Wallpaper (free)

echochrome Wallpapers (x4)
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new echochrome Wallpaper.
File size: 20 KB – 500 KB

Kung Fu Panda Wallpapers (x3)
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new Kung Fu Panda Wallpaper.
File size: 334 KB – 4.76 MB

Here is this week’s content release for the PLAYSTATION Store for PC. To download these games to your PSP, navigate to http://store.playstation.com. There, you’ll find descriptions of the content and directions on how to get started. For more on the PLAYSTATION Store for PC, please click here.

Downloadable Games

* echochrome ($9.99) (also downloadable via PS3)

Game Videos (free)

* echochrome Trailer
* Wyclef’s “Fast Car” Music Video

PSP Wallpaper (free)

* echochrome Wallpapers (x4)

Hope you enjoy!

Karaoke Revolution Presents:

American Idol Encore, 42 song tracks

  • “(You Make Me Feel Life) A Natural Woman” – Aretha Franklin
  • “Against All Odds” – Phil Collins
  • “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • “Ain’t Nothing Life the Real Thing” – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” – Temptations
  • “Alone” – Heart
  • “Always Something There to Remind Me” – Naked Eyes
  • “American Woman – Lenny Kravitz
  • “Born to be Wild” – Steppenwolf
  • “Careless Whisper” – Wham
  • “Complicated” – Avril Lavigne
  • “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” – Queen
  • “Do I Make You Proud” – Taylor Hicks
  • “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” – Culture Club
  • “Every Rose Has its Thorn” – Poison
  • “Flashdance…What a Feeling” – Irene Cara
  • “Greatest Love of All” – Whitney Houston
  • “Here I Go Again” – Whitesnake
  • “I Got You Babe” – Sonny & Cher
  • “If I Ain’t Got You” – Alicia Keys
  • “I’m Coming Out” – Diana Ross
  • “It’s Your Love” – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
  • “Just the Way You Are” – Billy Joel
  • “Ladies Night” – Kool & the Gang
  • “Let’s Get it On” – Marvin Gaye
  • “Love Will Keep Us Together” – Captain & Tennille
  • “My Girl” – Temptations
  • “New York
  • New York” – Frank Sinatra
  • “On the Road Again” – Willy Nelson
  • “Photograph” – Nickelback
  • “Proud Mary” – Creedance Clearwater
  • “Respect” – Aretha Franklin
  • “Stand By Your Man” – Tammy Wynette
  • “Straight Up” – Paula Abdul
  • “Sugar
  • We’re Goin’ Down” – Fall Out Boy
  • “Taking Care of Business” – Bachman Turner Overdrive
  • “The First Cut is the Deepest” – Sheryl Crow / Rod Stewart
  • “The Real Thing” – Bo Bice
  • “When the Sun Goes Down” – Kenny Chesney & Uncle Kracker
  • “Who Can it be Now?” – Men At Work
  • “You and Me” – Lifehouse
  • “You’re My Best Friend” – Queen

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105 Comments

  • i appreciate the updates but where is my wipeout HD & street fighter HD….:(

    maybe there should be a section for games coming soon on PSN just so we can wet our appetites while we wait….:)

  • Some of us need something to whet our appetite for gaming while amazon takes it’s sweet time sending us our copy of GTA IV. Thank you for echochrome!

  • I think everyone is being way too critical of the update, alot of stuff here!

    Been looking forward to the Dark Sector demo! cool!

    Thanks for the music video and the wallpapers- and echochrome is really cool – but –

    BUSY PLAYING GTAIV!!! woo hoo!

    man just watching the tv is awesome!

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    SO!!! EVERYONE HERE AT THE BLOG!

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    Anyone here have any freezing issues with GTAIV?

    upon installation or any time afterwards?

    I have the best model PS3- the 60-gig launch model- and I haven’t had any troubles at all!

    (and I have been playing almost nonstop- even took off work! only take time to eat and sleep and see what this week’s update was all about!)

    I think maybe this is Microsoft’s evil way of media sabotage! It HAS been reported for both consoles…

    Hopefully Rockstar is working on it..

    I really am interested to see if this rumor is real or not!

    Have fun playing GTAIV everyone!

  • not a bad update, downloaded echronome demo months ago when it came onto the jap store, i was addicted so of caorse i bought the game, just finished making a level…how do i upload it onto network or does it automatically get transmitted to the creators?

  • Echochrome is awesome!

  • IMHO This is yet another good update. Though to please the advid PSone lovers I think the fallowing would be great games to give the PS Store:

    WipEout: EX
    Gex
    Gex3: Deep Cover Geko
    Gex: Enter the Geko
    Crash Team Raceing
    Final Fantasy VII
    Final Fantasy VIII
    Final Fantasy IX

    If you can get these on PSN then maybe many of your hard core fans will be happy. Not all of them mind you but many. I might even buy Final Fantasy VII just to see what all the fus is about that it’s like the greatest RPG ever made.

  • Please add more Eye Toy games to the PS Store. I love my Eye Toy yet there is not that many out there. Plus any chance of more full blown games like Eye of Judgement.

    Also is there any chance of PS3 systems to start selling the Eye Toy with the system. Because I for one think if it did there would be third party members that make games that use the Eye Toy.

    Because looking at the Wii and how many great games are made with the Wiimote in mind are great. But if Sony started selling the PS Eye with the PS3 then I could see some really awesome games come out with the PS Eye in mind.

    Also is there any chance the web will get an update. I really do not use the online for web surfing but if it could get a patch to make it better that would be great.

  • Reefer_Smoker97

    wow is this a joke this is one of the worst updates i have sceen in a while probably the worst first off remember sony said the new store would be better more variety well f that sony has fallen off of late like enough with the stupid wallpapers kung fu panda that is f up the echorome k its cool but thewall pappers are pointless the only thing good about this is the demo witch i havent tried yet coz im too busy playing gta4 thier should be some stuff for that like wallpapers and god when is sony gonna stop being idioits and release content more than this once a week shiat

  • 1st echochrome the demo. Now echochrome the game AND the PSP & PS3 wallpapers?! SWEET!!!

  • Dark Sector demo completed…. Note: 8.7
    One of the best multi on the market!

  • how about highlighting which countries will get the content…

    i.e think global…

    please check how Major Nelson does it for the xbox updates.

  • @59
    This is the SCEA blog..North America only.Hopefully,SCEE gets a official blog going.

  • Some of you commenter’s make me sick. Quit complaining like bitter kids.

  • Yeah, stop whining. This is a good update. Echochrome is awesome.

  • Like some people know here I defend both consoles because I own both and if you think this is a bad update check the other console… anyway this is a good update and if everybody are waiting a PSone in every store update you are really bad… at this point you know what to expect.

  • Not bad.. dark sector was fun to try out… came out kind of late though… smart to release games before they come out, you know.. but i kind of enjoyed… i would have liked a echochrome theme. I’m a theme and game demo person.

  • bought echochrome for my PSP! Yey! I might just buy it for the PS3 too.

  • Oh, come on! Another lackluster update that just plain sucks. We need some new PS1 downloadable games in the store.

  • Any word or hint about the expansion packs for Wipeout Pulse. Are they going to be released in the USA? Or were the Expansion Packs for Europe only?

  • ps3mods.blogspot.com

    Hey Grace Chen, why does it take you to another screen when you click on the download link? It should download instead of taking you to the cart.

  • I agree with mywhitenoise! I’ve been awaiting the PSN Cards for a VERY long time! (They’re my ONLY option to purchasing items off of the Playstation store…)

    I got excited when you said that they were shipping, so I called my local Gamestop, and I asked when they were coming, and they said that they weren’t even in their computers!

    I’m getting anxious here! lol

    I thought that this update was… okay…

    I liked the videos, but the Dark Sector demo was “eh”…

    Anyway, I look forward to the next update! (And I especially look forward to being able to PURCHASE items from the next update… )

    lol

  • Oh, one more thing… last update I noticed a PS2 format thing… it allowed users to download PS2 formatted stuff…

    Does this mean that we’ll soon be able to purchase Playstation 2 titles through the Playstation Store?

  • awsome update but can we get some Haze, MGS4, and GTAIV themes and wallpappers, that would be awsome if we could.

  • more great stuff……….

    add me

    PSN= wyldekat

  • Picked up echochrome.

  • Not bad. I’m glad to see the Dark Sector demo up. Getting up the already-made Hot Shots Golf demo might be a good idea for those who are still on the fence.

    Thanks! :D

  • Sorry – I don’t think I’d be interested.

  • Fantastic update! The demo of echochrome was so charming I purchased it this morning.

  • Sony, I love you, I’m going to attempt to leave my H8 at my side during this post, because it is of a critique nature.
    EchoChrome, while a great game, and concept for the average gamer to toss some time away, or get deeply involved in making their own puzzles, etc… Is again a very casual gaming experience, It has absolutely nothing that pulls me in, I know I’m not alone in this, My EchoChrome will get a few hours of play here, and a couple there… maybe a few 10 minute random moments every now and then, I suppose what I’m trying to say is, where are the mmorpgs, the psone classics, the content that had linking stories, like that office comedy thing you all had us excited about. Or maybe Action&Storyline original content… I’m starting to see a pattern, and the pattern is a little casual gaming heavy, I love the games and all, but we need more involving experiences, or something with some solid substance to it…

  • now bring us Resident Evil 1 and 2. Japan is getting all the good ones.

  • w00 Echochrome!

  • @51
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    I have got the Frozen Screen already one time.. havent had it since and I have the 60GB but I hear its happening to more then just the 60Gb I also have frineds on my PSN that have the 80GB model and it happened to them too… I have a Friend that has a 360 also but he just got the game yesterday night so ill give anyone a update if it happens to him also.
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    so far thats been froze!
    4- 60GB’s (including me also)
    1- 80GB
    send me a message on PSN if you hear of anymore
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    PSN: Skater_Ricky

  • music while in the playstation store please thanx good up date

  • Why does the Japanese PSN store get MGS1, Resident evil 1 & 2, and the American PSN gets NOTHING. Come on sony, im getting tired of crappy updates and delays on things like HOME

  • Great update!!!! Not so much 4 me but lots of stuff in general.

    SONY WHY NOT TAKE THE EU STUFF AND THE US STUFF TOGETHER {@46}NOW THAT’S A SWEET UPDATE EVERY WEEK WITH TONS OF STUFF!

    GTA4 Freeze issue is already being delt with by sony and rockstar.For more on this look on plastionuniverse.com just an FYI
    XBOX360 sucks!!!!1out of 3 units get the red ring of death.still

    PS1 games may be why you bought a PS3,but the fact that they don’t release 10-15 year old games every week does not make a bad updat.Most ppl bought a PS3 to…well play next gen games with wicked grafics and blue-ray,so if PS1 games are that big a deal to you welcome back to 1989.Point being get over it! welcome to 2008.

    SONY Great job.thanx

  • How about SCEE next weeks update?
    May 6th and May8th..impressive

    Playable content

    Condemned 2 demo

    Haze demo

    Blast Factor Advanced full game
    High Velocity Bowling full game

    Street Skater PS1 game

    Add-on content

    Blast Factor Advanced Research
    High Velocity Bowling Character – Mike
    Trailers:

    Buzz! Quiz TV
    Secret Agent Clank
    Siren Blood Curse

    Thursday’s PSN update will look a little something like this:

    Playable content

    Bourne Conspiracy demo
    Race Driver: GRID demo
    Add-on content

    Army of Two
    Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock – Def Leppard Track Pack
    Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock – Muse Track Pack
    Trailers

    Echochrome Apple trailer
    Play Compilation
    Press Conference

  • @ 77

    what is up with your way of thinking, what i’m trying to say is your an idiot, aside from ps1 games which i doubt will hold you any longer then something like echochrome

    MMORPGS take massive amounts of time and energy to make, the agency as well as a few more are in the works but it wont be for a while

    action, storyline games are hardly the 10 dollar game, these games are designed to be casual core as i’d like to call it, little bit of casual type play for the core audience

  • @29
    sorry about that beeing way off topic.

    I was at work and i didnt get to finish my Comment because I had a Call and had to leave so i just submited what I had at the that time of entry.

    I work for HP (Tech Support Agent)
    (WISH IT WAS SONY TECH SUPPORT)
    but none the less its a good way to help ppl with there problems and fix them!

    NOW on topic:
    I’ll be geting my Echochrome tonight when I get home from work! since I didnt have time last night started up a Muiliplayer match on GTAIV and had a blast!

  • Raging Hormones

    Every update I come on this blog to get the full detail of what is released and Every update there are people complaining about the update. Did some of you ever think that maybe… Just maybe SCE Doesnt have to make these updates? Also some of you need to realize that SONY doesnt make these Games/Trailers/Music/Videos/WallPapers
    Its 3rd party companies of the PS that make all of the stuff you people complain about. SONY publishes what ever things that the 3rd party companies make. And lastly… Europeians that are complaining about nothing coming out in their store… If you can understand english and speak it then why don’t you just set your accounts to North America and shut up about it?

    You people need to understand that SONY never had to make a Playstation Store in the first place. They made it to make us gamers happy.

  • @85
    of course, SSHD can be quite UNcasual at times… (I do know what you’re saying though)

    OT: Not bad, Sony, not bad. Not too good, but I’ll take it. It’s a LOT better than what we were getting at this time last year…. (“PlayStation Store”?? Is there even such a thing as a, what did you call it? “PlayStation Store?”)

  • Nice update.

  • OK so i understand all the hype about the store, but what about the GLARING need to expand friends lists? Is that EVER going to be handled???????

  • Gotta love echochrome. Thanks, JP.

  • AHHHH!!!!

    GTAIV is freezing now for me!!!

    crap!

    it just keeps trying to load the mission after i start the game up, i’ve been playing for like 2 days and now this!!!!!

    PLEASE JEFF! Is there any contact info for Sony or Rockstar to address this issue?

    Is there a patch coming that we should know about?

    Or do I have to return my copy and get the 360 version, as i’ve read on the internet it has no issues of freezing up??!?!?!?!?

    I’m sorry but this UNACCEPTABLE GUYS!!!

    I can’t believe this is happening..

    man, i gotta just breathe…

    PLEASE RESPOND JEFF OR GRACE OR ANYONE!!

    thanks..

  • @92

    I know somewhat what your going throw.
    But it only happened only 1 time on me

    but not that bad for me it only froze up once.

    To be on the safe side what i did I Recovered from PS3 recovery tool
    ON a External HDD and did a full HDD format and then restored all my – Pictures, Music, Games, Saves and stuff from A-Z.

    the Format is what took the longest for a 60GB HDD it took over 2 hours to complete what i did was do it before bed and then i woke up and restored my files and that took 45mins to put all my stuff back on!

  • Hardcore gamers love to go back and play through their old games, So those of you tearing strips out of people who want to voice their opinions about the lack of classics on the US-PSN, when it’s so easy to compare it to the 100+ psOne classics on the Japanese-PSN, or the 20-30 on the EU-PSN, Coramoor… Are you sure you’re not just trying to find a reason to tear a strip outta’ me, since I tore a strip out of you for something trivial prior to this?
    I chose ps3 to play in the PlayStation Universe, I can’t warrant my purchase to any given category, ie. ps3 games with “Wicked Graphics” or ps2 backwards compatibility, or psOne backwards compatibility, or integrated PSP usability, or blu ray movies, or Web Browsing, OS installing, linux/hacking, divx.avi/mp4/mp3&other file format useage… I came to voice my opinion about the casual games, sure I didn’t have to, but I wanted to, there is almost literally a ton of games to choose from on the PSN, so I buy as many of them as I can, and the current trend in the North American PSN, is a continued lack of psOne classics, especially in comparison to other region’s PSNs, gimme’ a break buddy, I did nothing wrong, and nor’ was there anything wrong with my previous statement, please if you feel the need to troll go to a more troll friendly environment.

  • NOTE: Sony!

    Thank you for continued dedication to the PSN, and your core consumers, We appreciate that you listen to us, and acknowledge our feedback, no company… and I mean ‘no -BUSY AS HELL ELECTRONICS GIANT-Company’ other than you takes such time, and consideration for their fans.

    A lot of people rant and rave about what is/isn’t on the PSN, in fact every fan is guilty of it at some point, myself included, I hope you can look past it all, and just try to see that it is their opinions, and dedication that lead them so rigidly to want to help to improve on the greatest system on the market, and even when they seem really ticked off, it’s probably 9/10, they just don’t feel like they’ve been heard, even if they have been.

    This blog has been a truly great addition to the PlayStation Universe, and is another thing we PlayStation Hardcores shouldn’t take for granted, like everything else since November 2006, it’s a gift to a gamer’s way of life.

    So uh… Thank You!

  • @93 skaterricky AND EVERYONE WHO IS SUFFERING FROM FREEZING AT THE LOADING SCREEN ON GTAIV-

    I just talked to take-2 interactive and they simply said to log out of PSN, and then it will work!

    AND IT DID!

    whew!

    but no multiplayer until they release a fix!

    SO SIMPLY LOG OUT OF PSN AND GTAIV WILL LOAD!

    man i was freaking out!

    hopefully rockstar is working hard on a fix!

    cheers!

  • @87 Raging hormones

    “You people need to understand that SONY never had to make a Playstation Store in the first place. They made it to make us gamers happy.”

    Usually I don’t respond to moronic post but I couldn’t resist. If Sony chose not to go the digital distribution route than you might as well said goodbye to the PlayStation brand cause the Xbox & the Xbox Live market would of dominated the whole digital content market and the PlayStation 3 would of magically *poof* on out of store shelves everywhere as fast as you can say “Ken Kutaragi” 3xs.

    All the exclusives that the PS3 had would of gone to the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation brand would of crumbled to obscurity.

    Last, I don’t think the PlaySation 3 is the best console on the market today, but I’m definitely a fan of some of their exclusive titles they have. Either way, I support all consoles and support DLC when its good or nostalgic in which case the Virtual Console is doing magnificently well compared to the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. The PSN market seriously lacks the classic PlayStation games that we once enjoyed which is unfortunate but who cares, right?

  • if they can get some new stuff for elder scroll4 oblivion in the PSN store it would be even better.

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