PSN Update 03/12/2009 – The Vin Diesel edition

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This weeks’ update sees demos for two, count ’em, two games starring Vin Diesel.  First is Wheelman where game plays part GTA part Crazy Taxi.  The second is the Riddick game “Assault on Dark Athena” which is the long awaited follow up to the critically acclaimed “Escape from Butchers Bay”.  This months’ edition of Qore will also take you to the development studio of the Riddick games for a tour and walkthrough of their new installation in the series.  Qore will also include a tour of Critereon games, the makers of Burnout Paradise as well as a sneak peak at Sega’s Alpha Protocol.  Once thought dead, Red Baron Arcade makes a surprise appearance in demo and full game format along with a demo for WWE’s Legends of Wrestlemania. Finally, for PSP owners, the only thing there is to say is:  Resistance Retribution demo.  Sean C.

Qore
Qore Episode 10: March, 2009 ($2.99), Annual Subscription ($24.99)
Episode 10 of Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network visits the Big Surf Island expansion to Burnout Paradise and visits Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena developer Starbreeze Studios.

Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network is a monthly interactive video production covering the world of PlayStation. Qore provides its audience with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to developers and their games, from both the SCE Worldwide Studios and the third-party community, where the audience member can freely navigate through the content.

PULSE
PULSE 3/12 Edition (free) (also available from PSP storefront)
PULSE presented by the PlayStation Network is a free high definition video showcase of what’s happening right now on PlayStation. Featuring new game releases, demos, movie and television arrivals available for your PS3 and PSP systems, PULSE is a fast-paced new source to keep you connected and informed about the world of PlayStation.
Hosted by Christina Lee.

Downloadable Games
Red Baron Arcade ($9.99)
Engage in the ultimate World War I arcade flight-shooter Red Baron Arcade. Grab the flight stick of 20 historic WWI planes and battle countless enemies including huge zeppelins, powerful battleships and authentic WWI aircraft in over 36 varied levels. Fight against intense computer AI in the single player missions or wage war against 7 other aspiring “Aces” online.

BUZZ! Junior: Jungle Party ($4.99)
Experience a whole new way for families to play on the PLAYSTATION 3! BUZZ! Junior: Jungle Party is the ideal experience for gamers of all ages to dive into. Choose your monkey character with care, as each has a distinctly naughty personality, and then take part in a variety of wild and wacky mini games to crown yourself king of the jungle! BUZZ! buzzers required for play (available with BUZZ! Quiz TV)

Astro Tripper ($4.99)
Get ready to blast! Astro Tripper is a furious shoot-em-up experience inspired by the painful, knuckle busting experiences of years gone by. Travel the surface of large horizontally-scrolling platforms, and pit your highly maneuverable craft against hoards of enemies eager to blow you to bits, eat you or worse. Oh, did we mention the blasting absolutely anything that moves?

Mercury Meltdown UMD Legacy ($9.99) (also available from PSP storefront)
Guide your shimmering blob of liquid metal through a crazy cartoon world full of tricky traps and devious devices. The aim is simple: Progress through a series of wacky labs, avoid the dangers and escape without spilling your precious mercury.

Price Drop
Arthur Maclean’s Mercury (originally $9.99, now $5.99) (also available from PSP storefront)

Add-on Game Content
Hot Shots Golf Out Of Bounds: Playable Sackboy ($1.99)
Sackboy usually spends his days and nights making games for his friends to play. His ambition is to become the most loved creator in all of LittleBigPlanet but now his attention has turned to golf. He has a new dream of making his own golf course, but first he wants to prove his new golfing skills on the green.

BUZZ! Quiz TV National Geographic: Prehistoric Pack ($7.99)
The world famous National Geographic archives brings you the ultimate quiz about a time when dinosaurs ruled the world! This BUZZ! Quiz TV quiz pack features over 500 new questions about the prehistoric era to play in any of your favorite BUZZ! Quiz TV game modes. Download this quiz pack today and turn your party into the ultimate trivia showdown. Challenge your friends and family with new questions and “Show ’em Your Trivia!”
File size: 209 MB

Burnout Paradise
Burnout Paradise: Boost Specials Collection ($7.99)
This collection gets you both the Boost Special cars and represents great value over buying these cars individually.

Burnout Paradise: Carson Extreme Hot Rod ($4.99)
The Extreme Hot Rod certainly lives up to its name. Think ahead before unleashing the apocalyptic boost

Burnout Paradise: Burnout Paradise Hawker Mech ($4.99)
The wonderful Hawker Solo has had its Boost system especially modified with a unique ability. Switchable Boost Technology.

Street Fighter IV Shadaloo Pack ($3.99)
Street Fighter IV alternate costume pack.

Rock Band
“All I Want” – The Offspring ($1.99)
“Losing My Religion” – R.E.M. ($1.99)
“The Kids Aren’t Alright” – The Offspring ($1.99)
“Way That it Shows” – Richard Thompson ($1.99)
Guitar Hero World Tour
“Audience of One” by Rise Against ($1.99)
“Death Blossoms” by Rise Against ($1.99)
“Ready to Fall” by Rise Against ($1.99)
Rise Against Track Pack ($5.49)

Game Demos (free)
Red Baron Arcade Demo
Engage in the ultimate World War I arcade flight-shooter Red Baron Arcade in this downloadable demo.

Wheelman Demo
Wheelman is the ultimate car chase experience; a cinematic thrill ride that puts the player in control of their own Hollywood car chase movie.
This demo contains a sample of the Wheelman story mode, plus 2 out of 105 side missions available in the full game.

The Chronicles of Riddick Demo
DARK ATHENA MAIN DECKS LEVEL: step into the shoes of the galaxy’s most notorious bad-ass, Riddick, with the full range of gameplay at your fingertips – melee combat, stealth, and gunplay. There’s some blood to spill in space tonight.

WWE Legends of Wrestlemania Demo
In this demo, play as Stone Cold Steve Austin and defeat The Rock in their historic WrestleMania XV match. A video package shows highlights of their legendary rivalry and you must complete objectives during the match to relive history. Also play as Hulk Hogan or Andre the Giant with Bobby Heenan in an exhibition match in the WrestleMania III arena.

Resistance: Retribution Demo (also available from PS3 storefront)
Experience one of the most-highly anticipated titles of 2009. Download the Resistance: Retribution demo, today!

Game Videos (free)
Rag Doll Kung Fu Preview Trailer
Flower Fan Trailer
Tom Clancy’s HAWX Launch Video
FIFA 09 Ultimate Team Trailer
FIFA 09 Ultimate Team Tutorial
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Alma Vignette
TV, Movie, and Blu-ray Trailers (free)
Australia: A Passionate Feast

PS3 Themes
MLB 09 The Show Team Themes (x5) (includes Braves, Giants, Reds, Rockies and Tigers) (free)
University of Arizona Theme ($1.99)
University of Colorado Theme ($1.99)
University of Connecticut Theme ($1.99)
University of Illinois Theme ($1.99)
University of Kansas Theme ($1.99)
University of Kentucky Theme ($1.99)
University of Memphis Theme ($1.99)
University of Missouri Theme ($1.99)
University of Pittsburgh Theme ($1.99)
University of Washington Theme ($1.99)
Brigham Young University Theme ($1.99)
Georgetown University Theme ($1.99)
Gonzaga University Theme ($1.99)
Louisiana State University Theme ($1.99)
PSP Themes
MLB 09 The Show Team Themes (x5) (includes Braves, Giants, Reds, Rockies and Tigers) (also available from PSP storefront) (free)

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~ by consolecreatures on March 13, 2009.

One Response to “PSN Update 03/12/2009 – The Vin Diesel edition”

  1. Hey,

    I’m enjoying the site.

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    Sky

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