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PlayStation 3 owners may be a little late to the party, but a demo of Lost Planet 2 will definitely be coming to PSN later next Thursday. To quell the many raging fanboys, Capcom has done the smart thing and thrown in some extra exclusives for the Sony demo. Suffice to say, these relentless, Lost Planet-hungry crowd should be rather pleased.

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A pleasingly content heavy update has hit the European store this week, including the introduction of dynamic animated themes (including one free of charge thankfully) and an array of playable demos including Fifa 10 and Fat Princess. Couple this with the usual cascade of downloadable content, including the first released content for Guitar Hero 5, and you have a satisfying update to trawl through.

However, there is one thing in particular that has caused a bit of bewilderment, and that is the inclusion of a playable demo of LittleBigPlanet. Considering that the popular game came out over a year ago, its inclusion is puzzling but on closer inspection it sort of makes sense.

On release, LittleBigPlanet struggled to gain initial momentum at the time and then there is the coincidental launch of the PS3 Bulimic and LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year Edition. The demo is therefore most likely designed to reintroduce itself to adoptors of the new PS3 model who have yet to fall for the smiling Sackboy’s seductive charms.

This week’s update can be found in full after the break.

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A somewhat lacking update this week, although Sony are probably too preoccupied with fixing a few blunders that firmware 3.0 reportedly left for some of us. Buzz Junior: Monster Rumble is the only downloadable game, but there is at least some downloadable content for F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin and Disgaea 3, along with a few other bits and pieces.

Hit the jump to view this week’s underwhelming update.

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Fairytale Fights is shaping up to be a formidable competitor on the downloadable market. Slated for release later this year on the Xbox Live Arcade and PSN platformers, Fairytale Fights combines twisted versions of our favorite bedtime stories with blood soaked multiplayer combat. According to Playlogic, Fairytale Fights will now include four player online multiplayer, which is sadly a rare commodity these days.

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Today word got out that the Limited Edition Gran Turismo Entertainment Pack, previously only available in Japan, will arrive in the U.S. on October 20.

For $200 gamers will receive a “mystic silver” PSP-3000 (note it’s not a PSPGo), Gran Turismo PSP, an exclusive car download, a voucher for one movie download off of the PlayStation Network, a 2GB memory stick and a music voucher that allows for 10 free song downloads off of Sony’s Music Pass service.

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The PSN garage is becoming continually clogged with waves of exclusive, cheap and cheerful racing games. Toy Home and GTI Club + were always the frontrunners, but now there’s another one with Smash Cars, a new RC racer from Creat Studios.

These games pride themselves on being both fun and accessible slices of low fat goodness, so how does Smash Cars fare after pulling up alongside its established neighbours? Read more… »

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Another Thursday is upon us, and this week PSN users have been treated to a bumper GamesCom special to consume. Unsurprisingly, this week’s dish is rich in content with a good helping of promotional material from the said event, including fresh video trailers, a total of four demos and even the entire Sony conference in full, if you can stomach it.

Whilst I am ecstatic to see a demo of the delicious Dirt 2 make the cut, I have to ask about the whereabouts of the previously announced Smash Cars? Presumably it will show its face in this week’s American Store update.

Check out this week’s momentus meal after the break.

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Creat Studios have recently announced the release date of the upcoming RC racer Smash Cars, which is now scheduled to tear up the PSN on August 20th.

Smash Cars pits you up against a variety of RC toy car racers, with ample opportunity for performing stunts and fiddling with the various customisation options. The game will also feature online racing for up to 6 players – reception has been positive so far, so if all goes well it should make for some good clean fun.

Smash Cars will retail for $14.99 when it is unleashed next Thursday on August 20th. For a taster of what is to come, you can view a trailer after the break to see the game in action.

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It’s Thursday, and you know what that means. Yes it’s nearly Friday, but it’s also the time where the lone Sony man presses the launch button that adds a truck load of content onto the PSN Store, before he triumphantly trundles off home. Or at least that’s how I like to think it works.

This week’s update is for fighting fans, as it sees the launch of the anticipated Marvel vs Capcom 2. For everyone else, there is a good supply of DLC including a new pack for Red Faction: Guerilla, along with a playable demo for the Western inspired Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood.

As always, this week’s update can be found in full after the break.

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For many gamers, the Hardened Edition of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is essentialy due to Call of Duty Classic being included alongside the tin and art book. People who do not purchase this edition will have to shell out the Microsoft points to buy it separately. Until recently, there was narry a clue to what the cost might be.

UK retailer, Play.com, has posted a detailed listing for the Hardened Edition of Modern Warfare 2. In this listing it specifically says that there is equivalent DLC value 1200 MS points (£9.99). This is the first indication seen regarding the price for Call of Duty Classic.

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Another day, and another Store update has graced the PSN. This week sees some notable entires such as a playable demo for Batman: Arkham Asylum, TV Show King, a bumper Spinal Tap pack for Rock Band and the third map pack for Call of Duty: World at War. Unless you have been craving for a glimpse Batman: Arkham Asylum, nothing substansial is present here, but this is an otherwise run of the mill update I feel.

A full listing of this week’s offerings can be found after the break.

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Such was the quality of Wipeout HD on the PSN store, Sony could have put it on disc, doubled the price and it still would have received a rapturous reception. With the Fury expansion, the developers at Studio Liverpool look to improve the original and add a lot of new content to the already impressive package.

Are the new tracks, ships and game modes enough to warrant a gold medal on the podium of PSN games? Or does it crash and burn on the first corner? Read more… »