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PSN The PlayStation Network Thread

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I was going to suggest a list of recommended titles (for my own selfish reasons as I've not bought anything since PixelJunk Eden) so this is looking great.
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Good idea. I am not too keen on adding the price for the following reasons: different zones within Europe (GBP, euro), PS+ discounts, regular discounts. I, for one, can not keep my entries up to date when it comes to pricing. Perhaps we can all agree to use the day-1 price for non PS+ subscribers.
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[quote name='df0' timestamp='1311265955' post='8022588']
Good idea. I am not too keen on adding the price for the following reasons: different zones within Europe (GBP, euro), PS+ discounts, regular discounts. I, for one, can not keep my entries up to date when it comes to pricing. Perhaps we can all agree to use the day-1 price for non PS+ subscribers.
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Hmm, perhaps you're right and we simply shouldn't list a price at all. For instance I wanted to include the Euro pricing of [i]Joe Danger[/i] in the example but a quick Google didn't give me anything. Hell, I'm not 100% about the Sterling cost without turning my PS3 on.

Speaking of prices, I've added the current Store deals into the first post. I did try to do some formatting to increase readability — the info itself is from the European PlayStation.Blog — but it's still rather horrible so I might have to give it another pass.
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Online sources for PSN can be quite poor - apparently the lists on Wikipedia, particularly for the PSP stuff, are horrendously outdated.
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Pretty sure there's already a PSN games thread. However, feel free to fill this one and I'll merge them when it gets dug up.
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[quote name='Uncle Mike' timestamp='1311268479' post='8022680']
Pretty sure there's already a PSN games thread. However, feel free to fill this one and I'll merge them when it gets dug up.
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[url="http://www.rllmukforum.com/index.php?showtopic=177394"]http://www.rllmukforum.com/index.php?showtopic=177394[/url]
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I just wish they'd just finally get around to releasing the last episode of Back to the Future. The EU store seems to get them a completely random amount of time after the US.
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I've added a few games to the highlight section to give people an idea of what I'm aiming for; I don't think any of them are contentious choices, although if you disagree feel free to say why. Likewise the blurbs are off the top of my head, so you're welcome to offer up corrections or rewrites.

As apparently I'm in the mood for making myself work by setting precedents, if you click on the title of a game it will take you to the corresponding dedicated thread if it has one.
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Looks like I'll be stumping up some more this week! PS+ 3 month top up, Limbo a discount rate, and then Peggle and Anarchy Rush Hour at those lowered prices! Must resist the Burnout DLC!!
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Good work on the thread, Aimless. :)

Shark, avoid Anarchy at all costs. Terrible game, controls are terrible, layout is terrible, pretty much everything about the game is terrible.
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Excellent first post, keep em coming. I'll try my best to add some this weekend.
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In celebration of the new thread, here's a look at few of the more interesting looking titles coming to PSN this year,

Sideway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHP7JSaA8eo

Okabu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD98FEOTgfg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CE9A8q6t1w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEqezbPHstw

Payday: The Heist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxC1Yqv_4Do

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eekEtuSeCl4

Journey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqgNKU8x-Xg

:)
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[quote name='The Sarge' timestamp='1311278614' post='8022976']
Shark, avoid Anarchy at all costs. Terrible game, controls are terrible, layout is terrible, pretty much everything about the game is terrible.
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Wow! Thanks for the tipoff. I'd seen it on so many players trophy lists that I thought it must be good but investigating after your comments it would appear its a whores platinum!
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oooh, it'd be rude not to get some of those Burnout bits especially Big Sirf Island for £2.39

Cheers to the OP
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Seems like a good place to put this!

Section 8: Prejudice is released next week (27th of July) on the PSN for £12.99 with two extra modes not included in the XBLA relase

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-07-13-section-8-prejudice-dated-for-psn

If you buy it within the first week of release you get Blitz Armor Pack and Overdrive Map Pack for free.
On top of that, the first 1,000 PSN+ users who buy the game will also get the exclusive Hunter Armor as well as a free copy of the original Section 8.
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Hmm, Assault has been available in the LA version for a couple of months and Skirmish should be coming later this Summer.
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Here we go.
[spoiler]
[size="4"][b][u]Wipeout HD[/u][/b][/size]

Sci-Fi Racer | SCEE Studio Liverpool | Up to 8 Player (Online) | Trial Available

[img]http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/15/ps3wipeout03.jpg[/img]

Super slick futuristic racer, with a great soundtrack. Pretty much a "best of" previous games with old tracks redone in HD. 'Fury' expansion pack basically doubles the number of tracks and ships. Gets blindingly fast later on or at any time in Zone Mode. Pretty much the best thing on PSN (and also on a disc). BUY IT!


[size="4"][b][u]Super Stardust HD[/u][/b][/size]

Twin Stick Shooter | House Marque | Up to 4 Player (Local Only) | Trial Available

[img]http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/35/34004393927720070711scr.jpg[/img]

Travel in orbit of a planet shooting meteors, upgrade weapons to deal with different types of meteors, and take out evil space nasties that come after you. Looks incredible and once you settle into it's rhythm plays just as well. Has an expansion pack with new modes that are kind of fun also? Protip: upgrade weapons to 100% in this order: Green, Red, Blue.


[size="4"][b][u]Chime Super Deluxe[/u][/b][/size]

Music Puzzler | Zoe Mode | Up to 4 Player Co-Op/ Versus (Local Only) | Trial Available

[img]http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/4876/chimesuperdeluxescreens.jpg[/img]

The XBLA game, made better in every way; more songs, more boards and a completely rewritten game engine.Build Tetris-esque shapes into large "quads" to cover the play area and create music. Confused? This trailer should help you out:

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12GRAVI0Iuw[/media]


[size="4"][b][u]Scott Pilgrim vs the World[/u][/b][/size]

Side-Scolling Beat-em-up | Ubisoft Montreal Studios | Up to 4 Player (Local Only) | Trial Available

[img]http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/1047/scottpilgrimreview530px.png[/img]

Did you like River City Rampage? Then this is for you. Based more on the comic than the movie, this is a solid retro beat-em-up that plays super smoothly. Beautiful sprites, awesome chiptune music and a decent sense of humour, even if you're not familiar with the source material. Also hard as shit until you buy items to upgrade your stats; levelling up doesn't actually increase them :wacko:


[size="4"][b][u]Riff Everyday Shooter[/u][/b][/size]

Twin Stick Shooter | Queasy Games | Single Player | No Trial

[img]http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/3328/22543800000041571024x76.jpg[/img]

I think this is good? You're a tiny dot that can only shoot in 8 directions, and enemies drop dots and phat beats. Points can be used to unlock goodies, from more starting lives to various visual filters. The level pictured is actually impossible. [/spoiler]
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[quote name='JonnTM' timestamp='1311322822' post='8023692']
Here we go.[/quote]
Thanks, I've added your entries and resized the images to 640x360 to keep things consistent; blame my OCD.

In other news I've moved the Highlights list to the second post and laid the groundwork for a FAQ beneath it, the idea being that the first post will host the newest info whilst the second is more for reference. It's also to try and make editing things a bit easier, as I was getting lost sifting through all the code.

Does anyone have suggestions for the FAQ?
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Can I ask, as I have before but nobody seems to know the answer (which is bizarre since it is so popular), but does Super Stardust have the into-the-screen between level sections of the original? How similar to the original is it?

Because I loved that but hated the between level bits.
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