PlayStation Store Update: Bulletstorm Demo, Dead Space Extraction and More

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Cruel and unusual dismemberment was a big theme in yesterday's weekly update of the PlayStation Store. The demo of Bulletstorm features a number of rewards for being unkind to intimate body parts, while the $15 PS3 port of Wii on-rails shooter Dead Space Extraction--which also has a demo--freely blasts limbs off poor, innocent corpses.

The update also kicked off Sony's '11 for 11' sale, offering 50% off eleven respectable downloadable games. On top of that, there's the David Bowie tracks for Rock Band 3, another Super Street Fighter IV costume pack, a downloadable version of new PSP release Lord of Arcana, plus some Dead Space 2 item packs costing a pricey $5 each.

That's not all, of course. The full update listing follows below:

11 for 2011 PS3 Game Sale (offers good thru Mon., 1/31/11)

Comet Crash - Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Costume Quest - Sale (PS3)(now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue - Sale (PS3) (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Hoard - Sale (PS3) (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Motorstorm 3D Rift - Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Peggle - Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Shatter - Sale (PS3) (now $3.99, original price $7.99)
Soldner-X-2: The Final Prototype - Sale (PS3) (now $6.49, original price $12.99)
Space Invaders Infinity Gene - Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Swords and Soldiers - Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Tumble - Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Updates

Super Street Fighter IV: Super Complete Alternate Costume Pack - Sale (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $17.99)
Top Gun - Permanent Price Drop (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)

Downloadable Games

Dead Space Extraction ($14.99)
Fight your way through an epic battle for survival in the prequel to 2008's critically acclaimed Dead Space.
Dead Space Extraction places you dead in the middle of the initial Necromorph invasion that threatens humanity. Find out how the terror began in this action horror experience in full HD exclusively on the PlayStation 3 system.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 3.46 GB

Game Demos (free)

Bulletstorm Demo
Play through the incredible 'Collapsed Building' level in Bulletstorms high scoring 'Echoes ' mode. Arm yourself with the PMC, Flail gun and Screamer pistol and unleash Bulletstorms unique combat mechanics to annihilate your foes and, more importantly, top the leaderboards!
ESRB Rated M
File size: 1.16 GB

Dead Space Extraction Demo
Fight your way through an epic battle for survival in the prequel to 2008's critically acclaimed Dead Space.
Dead Space Extraction places you dead in the middle of the initial Necromorph invasion that threatens humanity. Find out how the terror began in this action horror experience in full HD exclusively on the PlayStation 3 system.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 3.46 GB

Add-on Game Content

Eye Pet - Emergency Pack ($2.99)
Ever dream of becoming a fire fighter or a police officer? Now you and your EyePet can come to the rescue with the Emergency Pack! Download the new pack today!
File size: 100 KB

ModNation Racers - Party Hardy Mod ($0.99)
Quite a party, wasn't it? Remember that Mod with the thing who did that stuff? Yeah, that one - This is him. Still in a constant state of party, Party Hardy is ready to show the Nation how it's done.

Mod Includes:

  • Lamp Shade Hat
  • Messy Shirt (Necktie not included)
  • Noisemaker (Does not make noise)

Download Party Hardy today!
File size: 100 KB

Super Street Fighter IV Ultra Classic Pack ($3.99)
Download the seventh ultra-powered pack of alternate costumes for Super Street Fighter IV! New costumes for Guile, Blanka, Dhalsim, Gen and Fei Long are included. Show everyone that legends never die, and never go out of fashion! This downloadable content is only compatible with Super Street Fighter IV.
File size: 44 MB

Dead Space 2: Hazard Pack ($4.99)
A collection of powerful new suits and weapons built for the most demanding jobs on the Sprawl.
File size: 100 KB

Dead Space 2: Martial Law Pack ($4.99)
Stack the odds in your favor with this collection of battle-hardened weapons and tools.
File size: 100 KB

Dead Space 2: Supernova Pack ($4.99)
Gain the upper hand with this collection of stress-tested tools and suits approved by the CEC for deep space operations.
File size: 100 KB

Rock Band 3
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

  • "Blue Jean" - David Bowie ($1.99)
  • "Fame" - David Bowie ($1.99)
  • "Modern Love" - David Bowie ($1.99)
  • "Young Americans" - David Bowie ($1.99)
  • "Ziggy Stardust" - David Bowie ($1.99)
  • David Bowie Pack 02 ($8.49) - Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: David Bowie Pack 02. This pack includes "Blue Jean", "Fame", "Modern Love", "Young Americans", and "Ziggy Stardust" by David Bowie.

Rock Band Network

  • "Berzerker" - After the Burial ($1.99)
  • "Dark Horse" - Converge ($1.99)
  • "For We Are Many" - All That Remains ($1.99)
  • "I'm Amazed" - My Morning Jacket ($1.99)
  • "Phantom Limb" - The Shins ($1.99)

File size: 18 - 39 MB (singles), 137 MB (track pack)

Avatars

Tron Evolution Avatars (x5) ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Hoard Avatars (x5) ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Hoard Avatar Bundle ($1.49)
File size: 500 KB

Grand Theft Auto IV Avatars (x10) ($0.49)
File size: 100 KB

Red Dead Redemption Avatars (x10) ($0.49)
File size: 100 - 115 KB

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Avatars (x10) ($0.49)
File size: 100 - 128 KB

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 1/25 Edition
File size: 215 MB (HD), 349 MB (1080)

Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam Launch Trailer
File size: 45 MB (HD)

Crysis 2 - Be The Weapon Trailer
File size: 97 MB (HD)

Dead Space 2 - Launch Trailer
File size: 54 MB (HD)

Back to the Future - Behind the Scenes Part 2
File size: 93 MB (1080)

MotorStorm Apocalypse World's End Trailer
File size: 79 MB (HD), 132 MB (1080), 172 MB (3D)

PS3 Themes

Snowy Mountain Theme ($1.49)
File size: 3.93 MB

Mini Winterland ($1.49)
File size: 4.29 MB

Toy Tokyo Electric Town ($1.49)
File size: 3.3 MB

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Lord of Arcana ($39.99)
At the edge of a village surrounded by a huge forest lies the powerful stone Arcana. What power does it hold within? And to what destiny is one with Arcana bound? Create your own Slayer and battle together with up to three of your friends to slay mythical beasts designed by renowned illustrators from all over the world. Do you have what it takes to conquer the challenges of this beautiful and dark fantasy universe to become LORD OF ARCANA?
ESRB Rated M
File size: 656 MB

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 1/25 Edition
File size: 34 MB

Valkyria Chronicles 2 - PDLC Trailer
File size: 10 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Snowy Mountain PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 643 KB

Mini Winterland PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 594 KB

Toy Tokyo Electric Town PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 643 KB

PSP Wallpapers (free)

Legends Of War: Patton's Campaign Wallpaper 4
File size: 200 KB

From The Chatty
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    January 26, 2011 8:09 AM

    Reposting under the PS3 section, in case no one saw it on the other thread. Just a heads up:

    So...maybe Im used to PC games a little too much, but is there NO jumping in Bulletstorm? WTF? I could understand if its 3rd person,but a first person shooter without jumping? No buy. I got stuck on tons of shit in the game - bars, the edge of a discarded gun (seriously), and other random debris. You can duck, slide, run, and shoot....but it could have added loads more kill combos if you could jump.

    Also...the FOV kind of sucks. I played on PS3, then watched my friend on XBOX 360, and it felt the same...just a little claustrophobic, which i understand seems to be the normal thing for UE3 engine games unless otherwise noted. I had instances of sliding into a fight, trying to boot the guy, having him somehow run past me, then we basically had a running dog fight for a minute until I could back up enough to hit him again. Not cool.

    Graphic wise, its on par with other UE games, which isnt necessarily a bad thing. It ran smoothly, and didnt have any hiccups. IMO, it seemed a tad smoother on the PS3, but it could also be the older LCD TV my friend has versus a plasma that I own. Im not sure on that...but it looked good.

    The humor is a little cheesy at times...i think they tried to squeeze in a little too much vulgarity, but it fits, and its fun. The gore is excessive, but it too has its place here, and it seems right at home.

    AI was not good, but it could be that it was just a demo. Basically, I saw a lot of badguys do the "run straight towards the good guy's gun", which made killing too easy on EASY and NORMAL modes...but I didnt try HARD. I decided to focus on the different ways I could kill someone instead, and that was fun for a few runthroughs.

    All in all, I felt it was a B- or C+ if I had to grade it. To me, it is not worth the $60, especially if there is no jumping. I think a FPS should have that as a standard. It was fun...but not $60 fun.

    Its just my opinion though.

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      January 26, 2011 8:45 AM

      No jum....WHAT? :V

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      January 26, 2011 8:49 AM

      I would probably say you are too attached to the PC. In the console games, even Call Of Duty hardly anyone jumps around. Those that do are the ones that have put in a lot of time with xyz game. Most console gamers that try to jump around can't keep the target centered so we don't. As a former PC gamer (last one was Unreal Tournament 2004) the controls felt fine. The badguys who run at the character do so each time for a reason. Once you figure out which kill combo they want you to do, each encounter makes sense. Even a character falling in front of you is done for a reason, (i.e. the character gets up with his back to you so you can get the rear entry killshot.) A group of enemies running at you, which is done twice can be used to get the "Gang Bang" killshot and the other you can get the "Homie Missile".

      My opinion is that on consoles not being able to jump is not as big of a deal.

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        January 26, 2011 9:15 AM

        Did you have anything to do at all with the making or testing of this game?

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          January 26, 2011 9:45 AM

          Geesh, I sound that much like a fanboy?

          I am buying it solely for the Gears of War 3 demo. If I wasn't purchasing this for the 360, I would have waited for a sale or rented it. Only reason is I don't know if after one playthrough if I would want to go through it again, and from what I have seen I don't know if the multiplayer will keep me interested after I finish it.

          As a console gamer first, there was at no point I thought "I wish I could jump". When I was playing Unreal Tournament 2004, and yes even the ill fated UT3 on the computer I jump around all the time because I can aim better. So yes, on the PC I imagine it would annoy me to no end. As a console game however, I don't think it is as busted as evilbabygenius indicated.

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      January 26, 2011 8:56 AM

      I am planning to buy this game on PC. However, if there isn't any jumping I won't.
      Is this just a console thing or what?

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      January 26, 2011 9:30 AM

      There's no jumping in several games... mass effect... @!#@$!

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      January 26, 2011 10:24 AM

      wtf. I swear I was jumping when I played it on X360.

      So what was your final best score? sub 4000? Try to get to 10,000.

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        January 26, 2011 11:28 AM

        Nah...I was right around 5500 the first time, but got up to the 8k range after I ran through a few times. I realized that they want me to do kills a certain way (hence the people running at me thing), but it didnt seem to change, and if I'm supposed to kill them the same way each time, that will get old FAST.

        When I play MW2 on 360, I jump, and Halo as well. I never "just run"...then its too easy to get picked off.

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          January 26, 2011 12:47 PM

          Unless you're playing Quake and you can change your trajectory at any point in the air, jumping just gives them an easier target because you are guaranteed to be moving the same speed and same direction for the duration of the jump.
          Not to say that I don't jump, I jump all the time. No jump in a game is just retarded, especially an FPS