PlayStation Store Update: Paid Beta Access, Civ Rev and Battlefield Demos, Two New Games, More

By Aaron Linde, Jun 05, 2008 4:44pm PDT Update 2: After a brief delay, the promised content is now available.

Update: As of 12:42 AM CST, Sony has yet to update the PS Store with the promised content. "We know you're waiting for today's PlayStation Store weekly update, but it's not quite ready," the company wrote on the PlayStation.Blog yesterday.

Original Story: As if in apology for last week's meager offerings, this week's update to the PS3's online store offers a hefty load of content including a pair of anticipated demos, two games and the debut of Qore, a premium video magazine that includes exclusive beta access.

Playable demos of Firaxis Games' Civilization Revolution and EA DICE's Battlefield: Bad Company will be made available alongside tonight's PlayStation Store update. Bad Company is expected to hit the PS3 and Xbox 360 on June 23, while Civilization Revolution arrives on PS3, 360 and Nintendo DS on July 8.

This week's update will also see the release of indie developer Tiki Games' top-down shooter Novastrike and the arcade action title Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 from Backbone Entertainment, both priced at $9.99. As previously reported, Commando 3 will also be available on the Xbox 360 next Wednesday.

The first episode of Qore, an interactive video magazine that features exclusive previews, demos and betas, makes its debut this week. Qore is priced at $2.99 for first issue, or $24.99 for an annual subscription with 13 episodes.

A full list of this week's PlayStation Store, courtesy the PlayStation.Blog, follows:

Downloadable Games

Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 ($9.99)
One of the most popular arcade shooters is back! Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 revives classic Commando action with an all new adventure.
ESRB Rated T

File size: 111 MB

Novastrike ($9.99)
The Draelus armada struck without warning and now it's up to you to strike back! Strap into the cockpit of an advanced Scythe fighter and take the fight from our system back to Draelus itself.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 259 MB

Add-on Game Content

Guitar Hero III - GOW Add-On (free)
Download the exclusive God of War II "The End Begins (to Rock)" Add-On for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock only on the PLAYSTATION 3.
File size: 12.5 MB

Guitar Hero III: Motorhead Track Pack ($6.25)
Includes "Stay Clean", "(We Are) The Road Crew" and "Motorhead" by Motorhead. For all song credits please visit www.redoctane.com
File size: 31 MB

Rock Band

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

  • "Perfect Insanity" - Disturbed ($.99)
  • "Inside the Fire" - Disturbed ($.99)
  • "Indestructible" - Disturbed ($.99)
  • Disturbed Pack 1 ($2.99) - includes "Indestructible," "Perfect Insanity," and "Inside the Fire" by Disturbed.
  • "Volcano" - Jimmy Buffett ($1.99)
  • "Margaritaville" - Jimmy Buffett ($1.99)
  • "Cheeseburger in Paradise" - Jimmy Buffett ($1.99)
  • Jimmy Buffett Pack 01 ($5.49) - includes "Margaritaville," "Cheeseburger in Paradise," and "Volcano" by Jimmy Buffett.

File sizes: 25.1 MB - 32 MB (singles), 83.8 - 90.1 MB (track packs).

Rock Band price promotion: "CrushCrushCrush" - Paramore, "Rock N Roll Band" - Boston, "Gimme Three Steps" - Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Dirty Little Secret" - All-American Rejects, "We Care a Lot" - Epic, "All the Small Things" - Blink 182, "Shockwave" - Black Tide, and "Sugar Magnolia" - Grateful Dead are reduced to $0.99 until June 12th.

Game Demos (free)

Civilization Revolution Demo
Legendary game designer Sid Meier brings one of the greatest strategy games of all time to the PLAYSTATION3 system!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 1.26 GB

Battlefield: Bad Company MP Demo
Strike it rich in gold with Battlefield: Bad Company's new demo now available!
ESRB Rating T
File size: 1.36 GB

NASCAR 09 Demo
Race your way with NASCAR 09. NASCAR’s four-time champion Jeff Gordon takes you under his wing and guides you through an all-new Career mode and the Sprint Driver Challenges to earn reputation and become a NASCAR champion.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 657 MB

Qore Digital Magazine

Qore Episode 001: June, 2008 ($2.99 Issue, $24.99 Annual Subscription)
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 control and direct the content.
File size: 1.53 GB

PLAYSTATION Store for PC

Downloadable Games

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 2 PSP ($15.99) (also downloadable via PS3)

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