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PlayStation Store Global Update – June 21, 2011

Each week Sony brings PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable owners new content, add-ons, games and more. PlayStation LifeStyle catalogs the PlayStation Store updates for the major regions across the globe. Check back every Tuesday and Wednesday to keep up to date with each week's PlayStation Store Update.

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BigWoopMagazine4782d ago

Indeed, that and the Castlevania DLC are quite tempting... despite my lack of time to play them, heh.

Warprincess1164782d ago

When are we going to get beyond good and evil. Europe always get everything first.

buckley4782d ago (Edited 4782d ago )

Outland is sure dragging its heels... unless I missed it?

EDIT: Yep I missed it, apparently showed up last week.

Spitfire_Riggz4782d ago

Yeah its been advertised on PSN for a while now too, I dont know about XBL

sackb0y4782d ago

am I missing something or is ps plus really crappy this month.I think if you want to make people stay plus members you should load them with goodies. minus the free games we got the first week its been blah.

insertcoin4782d ago

Oh, look at all the Rock Band 3 DLC that no cares about anymore.

ftwrthtx4782d ago

What's with the Rockband network 2.0? Did it really need a new number?

Redempteur4782d ago

i dunno about you but the rb community is still active and people are still buying dlc .heck each dlc is usually followed by a epic conversation either on the rb forom or on youtube ..

@ftwrthtx
The rock badn network 2.0 needed a new number to différenciate the dlc compatible with keybord/pro modes and the rbn that don't .. bear in mind that now every chart for RBN is now approved by harmonix before release..

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Latest Humble Bundle packs ten Capcom games

The Humble Capcom Heroic Collection Bundle just launched recently. It has ten items including Monster Hunter Rise, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, and more.

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darthv72440d ago

I took advantage of the $1 deal for lost planet 3, strider, bionic commando and mega man. 3 of them run great on my steam deck. bionic commando sadly does not.

Father__Merrin440d ago

ive left humble bundle long time ago the pricimng is now off as well as game collection. humble monthly used to be excellent but thasts also downhill

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Rock Band Doesn't Need Plastic Instruments to Work

TheGamer Writes "Harmonix has proven plenty of times it can make Rock Band work without instruments."

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Christopher575d ago

I mean, yeah, but was anyone saying otherwise? The fact is people liked the plastic instruments rather than pressing buttons on a controller. They enjoyed the simulated experience.

isarai575d ago

"Work"? No, but to be good? It's absolutely necessary. Not having the accessories is like playing a lightgun shooter with an analog stick sure it works, but one experience is completely unique and fun as hell, and other is torture trying to make do playing in a way it was never meant to be played

LucasRuinedChildhood575d ago (Edited 575d ago )

"trying to make do in a way it was never meant to be played"

I disagree. The accessories were a fun gimmick (and very marketable) but they were added AFTER the genre had been well established with games like Frequency and Amplitude (both also made by Harmonix).

The gameplay formula is different on a controller - there's a focus on switching lanes and contributing to all of the instruments.

Never played Frequency, but Amplitude and Rock Band Blitz were really good. I would love to get more of that kind of game. It's basically a different part of the genre, and stands on its own.

isarai575d ago

The insurmountable difference in popularity between Amplitude and Rock Band proves my point

LucasRuinedChildhood575d ago (Edited 575d ago )

Popularity isn't proof of quality. If it was, then Harmonix wouldn't be making music for Fortnite now. lol. Our disagreement wasn't over which one is more popular. Amplitude and Blitz just aren't "torture" to play.

Rock Band 4 and Guitar Hero Live failed to revive their sub-genre, and Rock Band 4 caused Mad Catz to have to file for bankruptcy. Doesn't mean that instrument-based music games are bad.

It does mean that there's too much overhead and risk for anyone to take a gamble on a big budget game that needs instrument accessories now though.

For the genre to thrive, for now, it needs to do so without the instrument accessories. That's just a fact, unfortunately.

VR games like Beat Sabre (a new sub-genre) and traditional music games make more sense and are more viable right now.

LucasRuinedChildhood575d ago (Edited 575d ago )

*"If quality is always proved by popularity, then Harmonix wouldn't be making music for Fortnite now."

Yi-Long575d ago

I think CHEAP plastic instruments is THE reason why the instrument-genre ‘died’.

People invested in buying the game AND the peripherals, so the guitar, the dj-set, the drum, whatever, and the experience was absolutely fantastic. Great fun, great music, etc.

But then the instruments would break. A button would stop working, or your hits wouldn’t register, and that kind of hardware failure would end in you not being able to play the game as intended, and thus you not getting the scores you deserve.

So, now you had a great game, but a broken instrument, and nobody is gonna buy a new plastic instrument every 3-6 months in order to keep playing the game.

A solution would have been to release better quality instruments (obviously), at a slightly higher price, so you could have kept the new games coming and the genre alive, but sadly, that didn’t happen.

dumahim575d ago (Edited 575d ago )

The only issue I ever had with any of the hardware was the drum pedal on the original rock band set stared to crack in half. The reason I, and other friends I know who played, lost interest is they weren't putting out new tracks that we were interested in anymore. I think earlier this year I looked through the releases for the last 2 years or so, and there was maybe 3 songs I would have bought.