Published on August 7th, 2008 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder
PlayStation Network Update 8/7/08
Well Sony’s trying to step things up a bit, and offering a Qore issue with beta surprises inside…Â I can’t say that I’m a fan of pay-to-enter betas, but it definitely has people hyped up – I can’t deny being a bit excited about it myself…
Here are the update details:
Qore Episode 03: August, 2008 ($2.99 Issue, $24.99 Annual Subscription) – 1.34 GB
For those wondering the details of the Qore/Beta situation, those have been laid out:
- Qore Annual Subscribers will be invited to the beta under â€œPremiereâ€ status and be given early access.
- Qore Ep 03 (single Episode) purchasers will be guaranteed access to the beta at a later date.
- All invitations will be made via email/voucher – the beta WILL NOT be accessed through the Qore download center.
- There will be multiple programs and methods to get access (or a chance to participate) in the Resistance 2 Online Beta. Details to follow.
Add-on Game Content
- Snakeball Team Mode ($1.99)
- NASCAR 09 Montreal Track ($3.99) -66.6 MB
- NASCAR 09 Skin Pack 1 ($2.49) -12.5 MB
- NASCAR 09 Skin Pack 2 ($2.49) – 11.7 MB
- NASCAR 09 Skin Pack 3 ($2.49) – 12.5 MB
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Interscope Track Pack ($6.25) – 32.6MB
- “Carcinogen Crushâ€ by AFI
- â€œTinaâ€ by Flyleaf
- â€œPutting Holes in Happinessâ€ by Marilyn Manson, remixed by Nick Zinner
Rock Band – 26.2 MB – 32.2 MB (singles), 76.4 MB (track pack)
- â€œToxicityâ€ – System of a Down ($1.99)
- â€œB.Y.O.Bâ€ – System of a Down ($1.99)
- â€œRescue Meâ€ – Buckcherry ($0.99)
- â€œFace Down in the Dirtâ€- MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e ($0.99)
- â€œLife is Beautifulâ€ â€“ Sixx:A.M. ($0.99)
- CrÃ¼e Fest Pack 2 ($2.99) – includes â€œRescue Meâ€ – Buckcherry, â€œFace Down in the Dirtâ€ – MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e, and â€œLife is Beautifulâ€ â€“ Sixx:A.M.
Game Videos (free)
- PlayStation Home E3 Video
- The Last Guy Behind The Scenes – 587 MB (HD)
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – 253 MB (HD)
- Tomb Raider: Underworld Trailer – 152 MB (HD)
- Madden NFL 09 E3 Trailer – 94 MB (HD)
- Madden NFL 20th Anniversary Video – 102 MB (HD)
- Madden NFL 09 Adaptability Trailer – 70 MB (HD)
- TNA iMPACT! Head to Head Trailer -166 MB (HD)
- Dead Space Dev Diary #5: Creating Horror – 309 MB (HD)
- Dead Space Animated Comic Issue #4 PG-13 – 270 MB (HD)
- AST Dew Tour – Greg Lutzkaâ€™s Road to Finals – 86 MB (HD), 142 MB (1080)
- AST Dew Tour – One on one with James Foster – 97 MB (HD), 160 MB (1080)
- AST Dew Tour – PlayStation Pro Moments 2 – 40 MB (HD), 67 MB (1080)
- AST Dew Tour – Spinner looks to â€˜08 – 119 MB (HD), 196 MB (1080)
PS3 Themes (free)
- PlayStation Home Theme – 4.02 MB
- Remember: By downloading this theme, you get a chance to participate in the PlayStation Home Beta!
PS3 Wallpaper (free)
- Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice Wallpaper (x3)
- Tomb Raider: Underworld Mediterranean Shark Attack Wallpaper
PLAYSTATION Store for PC
- Talkman Travel: Rome, Paris, Tokyo ($5.99 ea)
Game Videos (free)
- Hot Shots Golf Open Tee 2 Videos (x5)
- Home Video
With Disgaea and Tomb Raider wallpapers, Star Wars: Force Unleashed, TNA Impact!, and Dead Space trailers, as well as a Home Beta theme and Qore beta access, this is a pretty decent PlayStation Network Update.
More demos would be a bonus, but considering the fact that Qore seems pretty solid, this is pretty decent. When I decide I want to pay for Qore, I may get a bit more out of these, but overall it’s still good.
What do you think? Would a couple of demos have better rounded out this week’s PSN update, or was this fairly solid?
PlayStation Store Update [PlayStation.Blog]