PlayStation Store update: tons o’ videos and a full game edition

It’s that time again, folks: I’m here to give you your weekly list of what Sony has brought to the PlayStation Store. For the first Thursday in September 2008, we’ve got a number of noteworthy additions to the Store, including the fourth episode of Qore, Sony’s “digital magazine” featuring the one and only Veronica Belmont. The $2.99 episode includes a month of exclusive access to the MotorStorm: Pacific Rift demo, among other goodies.

Next up is a new full retail game, NFL Head Coach 09. At 4.84 GB, it’s nearly twice the size of Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest For Booty, but if you’re a football fan, you’ll definitely get more than three to four hours of playtime out of this title. I should note that, at $49.99, it’s no cheaper than the retail version — so if you’re dying to play it, it’s probably faster to run out to a brick-and-mortar store and pick up a copy there.

This week’s update is a bit thin on the demo side of things; there’s only the PURE demo, which made its way to Xbox Live earlier today. As for add-on stuff, HAZE gets a ten-dollar “Destruction Pack” with seven new multiplayer maps, and the charity PAX pack hits Rock Band. This week, there are all kinds of videos coming to the Store, like video tips on how to get those seemingly impossible Trophies in Super Stardust HD.

Check out the full list of additions after the jump. If you’re looking for info on the update to the European PlayStation Store, hit up wilbo’s c-blog, as usual.

[Via PlayStation.Blog — thanks, Joe! Pic courtesy of DJDuffy]

Qore Digital Magazine

Qore Episode 04: September, 2008 ($2.99 Issue, $24.99 Annual Subscription)
Episode 04 of Qore: Presented by the PLAYSTATION Network explores a number of upcoming games, including LittleBigPlanet, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift and Prince of Persia, it also includes 30-day exclusive access to the MotorStorm: Pacific Rift demo (scheduled to be available 9/11/08), some great artwork and a new mini-game.
File size: 1.54 GB

Downloadable Games

NFL Head Coach 09 ($49.99)
Brought to you by EA SPORTS, NFL Head Coach 09 gives you the opportunity to make all the decisions that win championships. You can scout players, draft players, sign free agents, chose gameplans, create plays, hire assistant coaches and make all the critical calls to build your favorite franchise into a perennial champion.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 4.84 GB

Add-on Game Content

HAZE Destruction Pack ($9.99)
Discover 7 exclusive multiplayer maps and a totally new team game mode: the Capture and hold mode.
File size: 256 MB

Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit

  • “Skullcrusher Mountain” – Jonathan Coulton ($0.99)
  • “Shhh….” – The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets ($0.99)
  • “Livin’ at the Corner of Dude and Catastrophe” – MC Frontalot ($0.99)
  • PAX Pack 1 ($2.99) – includes “Shhh….” by The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, “Livin’ at the Corner of Dude and Catastrophe” by MC Frontalot, and “Skullcrusher Mountain” by Jonathan Coulton.

File sizes: 29.7 MB – 38.8 MB (singles), 98.2 MB (track pack)

Game Demos (free)

PURE is an action sports trick racing game that features vertigo-inducing massive aerial jumps and spectacular airborne tricks in photo-realistic real-world locations all over the globe. Download and play the demo now to truly experience the exhilaration of PURE.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 1.24 GB

Game Videos (free)

Experience the excitement and fun of America’s Favorite Quiz Show, JEOPARDY!, in this brand new trailer. Featuring a photorealistic 3D set and clues from the producers of the T.V. show, players can compete in solo mode or challenge a friend to a battle of the brains. Be the first to buzz in and vie to become a JEOPARDY! champ!
File size: 19 MB (SD), 78 MB (HD), 99 MB (1080)

Super Stardust HD Tips Video 1
Want some top secret advice to help you become a world-class Super Stardust HD player and earn those hard-to-get Trophies? Then check out some hot Arcade Mode tips and tricks from one of the best Super Stardust HD players on the planet. Download this video today to see one of the pick up special insider knowledge on weapon upgrades, bonus tokens, combo scores and much more!
File size: 218 MB (HD)

Super Stardust HD Tips Video 2
Get ready for some top-notch advice to help you become an all-time elite Super Stardust HD player. Download this trailer for expert tips and tricks at becoming a pro at the Solo add-on pack modes, as shared by one of the best Super Stardust HD players on the planet!
File size: 169 MB (HD)

PAIN Call Da Shot Mode Video
In Call Da Shot Mode, you create a list of objects your opponents must hit in a single launch, then bet on whether or not they can pull it off. Careful, though – make it too hard, and they’ll make you eat it, which means YOU have to pull off the shot. “Call Da Shot” is one of six modes included in the PAIN Amusement Park add-on environment.
File size: 50 MB (HD)

Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway – Making Of #3: Counter Attack
Download now to learn about the cool new features in Hell’s Highway, such as destructible cover, tank driving, a gore system, and a dig-in cover system.
File size: 63 MB (SD), 232 MB (HD), 319 MB (1080)

Legendary Behind the Scenes Episode 1
Watch the first in a series of behind the scenes trailers on the making of Legendary, a first person shooter based on an all-out war between man and mythology. In this first episode, we meet the developers and learn about the world of Legendary and the forces battling in it.
File size: 193 MB (HD)

Midnight Club Los Angeles Trailer 2
The best way to see Los Angeles is at 245 mph. Illegal street racing with no track, no load times and no rules. The next iteration of the highly acclaimed Midnight Club racing franchise is coming October 7 2008.
File size: 43 MB (HD)

Midnight Club Los Angeles Trailer 3
Feel the speed of the Audi R8 and witness the world’s fastest tour of Los Angeles in Trailer 3. The next iteration of the highly acclaimed Midnight Club racing franchise is coming October 7, 2008.
File size: 49 MB (HD)

Red Baron Arcade Trailer
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. Download this exciting trailer now!
File size: 49 MB (HD)

Saints Row 2 – Uncle Gary Motorcycles Trailer
Five years have passed since your crew betrayed you. Seek revenge and reclaim your throne as the rightful king of Stilwater.
File size: 65 MB (HD)

Saints Row 2 – Uncle Gary Taunting Trailer
Five years have passed since your crew betrayed you. Seek revenge and reclaim your throne as the rightful king of Stilwater.
File size: 78 MB (HD)

Movie and Blu-ray Trailers (free)

The Ultimates Featurette
Interviews with the writer and artist of the “The Ultimates” discuss the origin and nature of the Ultimate Avengers comic book characters including Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Mick Fury, Giant Man, and Wasp.
File size: 471 MB (SD)

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist Trailer
Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist is a comedy about two people thrust together for one hilarious, sleepless night of adventure in a world of mix tapes, late-night living, and live, loud music.
File size: 32 MB (SD), 108 MB (HD), 165 MB (1080)

The Fall Trailer
The unlikely friendship between a 5-year-old girl and a Hollywood stuntman creates a dazzling world of magic and myth – changing both their lives forever.
File size: 95 MB (HD), 126 MB (1080)

PS3 Wallpaper (free)

The Last Guy Wallpaper
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new The Last Guy Wallpaper.
File sizes: 170 KB – 548 KB


Here is this week’s content release for the PLAYSTATION Store for PC. To download these games to your PSP, navigate to There, you’ll find descriptions of the content and directions on how to get started. For more on the PLAYSTATION Store for PC, please click here.

PSP Wallpaper (free)

* Valhalla Knights 2 wallpaper (x4)
* Hot Shots Golf Open Tee 2 wallpaper (x2)
* PSP Wallpapers Series (x3)

Samit Sarkar