In November 2006, the PlayStation 3 launched and brought with it Resistance: Fall of Man, the brand new SixAxis controller, and an offshoot of the Cross Media Bar known as the PlayStation Store. From that simple Store that looked more like your typical Web page, Sony promised the future -- games you could download straight to your new machine's hard drive that would be as good as games you could find on store shelves and that would rival the ever-growing library of Xbox Live Arcade titles on the Xbox 360.
Over the next two years and to this day, Sony would try to live up to that promise. Sometimes the company's stumbled, sometimes the company's succeeded, and sometimes there's been no action at all. This is the tale of PlayStation Network games -- their past, present, and future.