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Submitted by Godchild1020 597d ago | news

PlayStation Store Update Jan 8th, 2013

Grace Chen, from the PlayStation Blog Writes: We’re back from the holidays, so I hope you took advantage of our deals over the break. We’re kicking off the New Year with a pre-order for Dead Space 3, which includes a free exclusive theme. Additionally, Demon’s Souls makes its way onto the store, along with Lord of the Rings: War in the North and Rise of the Guardians.

If you’re a PlayStation Plus member, you’ll get access to the God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta, plus classics Mega Man 9 & Mega Man 10 free of charge. (Dead Space 3, God of War: Ascension, Mega Man 10, Mega Man 9, PS Vita, PS3)

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Godchild1020  +   597d ago
Will give the Sonic & All Stars Racing Demo a try and the Orgarhythm demo. And I'm surprised Medal of Honor: Warfighter dropped in price so quickly.

EDIT: Where is Life of Pixel? I guess the store didn't fully update, there are still a few items missing from the update.
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Protagonist  +   597d ago
Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable for the Vita is quite Interesting.
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greatcrusader44  +   597d ago
YES DEMON SOULS!!! Was given a ps3 free but its Blurau drive didn't work, so I stuck to downloading the games (Gonna have to end up buying a new one anyway cuz I need to play MGS4 I've waited way too long) but after playing Dark Souls on Xbox I've been really wanting to play the predecessor.
nevin1  +   597d ago
lol@ Dora The Explorer($9.99)
KLegend_99  +   597d ago
Those $0.99 games look interesting. might pick up modern combat and dungeon hunter.
Squall5005  +   597d ago
WTF is going on with the PSone and PS2 classics, Sony?

There are 100's of classic games people are begging for to be on the PSN Store and you give us fucking Dora the Explorer and Disney???
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room414  +   597d ago
While those games don't appeal to you or me sony has to cover all their bases. Out of all the home consoles on the market the ps3 is probably the least appealing for the kiddy demographic. It's a huge market and sony need to cater to it.
Davoh  +   596d ago
So.. Sony's strategy are for moms and dads to buy a ps3, sign up to the psn, browse the store, see Dora the Explorer, think 'Wow, the ps3 is awesome for children' and then spread the word to other parents? Sounds like the best marketing idea ever.
room414  +   596d ago
Many twenty/thirty something gamers have young children. Parents buy gaming consoles for teens who have younger siblings. This is a large part of the market and they need to provide content for them. It just makes your console a more attractive product. I don't see what's so hard to understand about that.
GribbleGrunger  +   596d ago
Davah, I don't understand how you can question what Room414 has said. Isn't it obvious from the continued sales dominance of the PS3, the success of the PS2 and the PS1, that Sony know what they're doing? And the PSP is no slouch either. Room414 is quite right, Sony cater to the parents of the family because they know that they are the people that eventually buy games for their children. They also know that when the PS4 releases, those same children (who will some day be teens and then adults with children of their own) will be given their parents PS3 for their bedrooms. The cycle of promotion and heritage is the perfect strategy. Nostalgia works too ... ask Nintendo.
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E2S  +   596d ago
why are the all stars costumes so expensive? can i buy them all in bulk?
Godchild1020  +   596d ago
I believe it's 14.99 for all 20 costumes when bought as a set. The costumes are the preorder bonuses.
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E2S  +   596d ago
14.99 is slightly better. 10 would be ideal though.
Canary  +   596d ago
Great: Five Dora the Explorer games. That's -just- what we needed.

Not Dot Hack.
Not Legacy of Kain.
Not Final Fantasy.
Not Suikoden.
Not Dragon Quest.
Not Fatal Frame.
Not Yakuza.

Nope: we needed Dora the Explorer, Dora the Explorer, Dora the Explorer, Dora the Explorer, and Dora the Explorer.

Dammit Sony! You must be doing something wrong! Start reaching out to publishers! Encourage them--actively--to put their games up on PSN! And if there's some reason they're not doing so, maybe re-evaluate your requirements for allowing games to go up in the store!

After removing b/c, it's the very least you could do.
calis  +   596d ago
you do realise it's not a simple matter of 'Oh hi, can you put your game on PSN?'

They have to convert it, test it, QA it. It's a process.
Xof  +   596d ago
Is it wrong that I've been considering buying PSN copies of Dark Souls and Demon Souls... even though I already own both on disc, and have the former on Steam as well?
Game0N  +   596d ago
Nothing wrong undead! Praise the sun!
calis  +   596d ago
A fool is his money are soon parted.
banjadude  +   596d ago
Nope, I do that for a lot of my PC games (buy the physical and the digital).
TheLastGuardian  +   596d ago
Earthworm Jim HD for 99 cents? Groovy. I'd buy that for a dollar.
Sci0n  +   596d ago
God Of War ascension multiplayer beta is fun as hell! Wow that game takes skill you can't just button mash your way to victories. It has a rock paper scissors combat aspect to it along with blocking and parrying. Wow I think I will go play it some more right now lol.

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