PlayStation Network Update: Gran Turismo 5 Prologue edition

Sony was working on the back end for the launch of the new PlayStation Store, and that held up releases on the PlayStation Network for a bit. But now it looks like we’re back in business, and Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is leading the pack.

Finally, the “intense precursor to Gran Turismo 5” is here, and it will set you back almost 40 bones. Some are calling Gran Turismo 5 Prologue “just a demo,” but it’s pretty robust (and expensive) to be just a demo. You get over 60 vehicles, a new dash view, and up to 16-person multiplayer online action in this 1.78 GB download.

And that’s it this week for downloadable games, and there’s only one demo: UEFA EURO 2008 (988mb). What? No PSOne titles after our two week wait?

There is plenty of add-on game content this week. Warhawk has the “Operation: Broken Mirror” booster pack (131mb, $7.99), or the Booster Combo, which adds “Operation: Omega Dawn” for four more dollars. Super Stardust HD Solo ($4.99) gives Stardust HD some solo action — make sure you have the original before you download this. And then there’s the free Lair control update we told you about earlier (245mb). 

Of course, there’s a ton of Rock Band songs to download. I thought it was funny that, when polled, 80% of the Attack of the Show audience says they don’t buy any Rock Band songs. Who’s buying this stuff? Is it just Nick Chester? I’m sure everyone will nab the free Jonathan Coulton “Still Alive” song.

This week’s videos:

  • Warhawk Broken Mirror Trailer
  • Condemned 2: Bloodshot Making Of The TV Spot
  • HAZE Mantel Corporate Vision
  • This is Vegas Annoucement Trailer
  • GT5 Prologue Friendly Fires Video
  • GT5 Prologue Beyond the Apex Trailer
  • Pineapple Express (movie trailer)

Are you getting Prologue this week? If so, are you getting the download or the disc?

Dale North