Borderlands DLC, Matt Hazard hit PSN

PlayStation Store Update: Second add-on for Gearbox shooter and side-scrolling parody prequel lead the week on Sony's online storefront.

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The changing of the decade has a lot of people looking to the future, but Sony's first weekly update to the PlayStation Network storefront has one foot squarely in the past. This week's slate of new releases is spearheaded by an update to one of last year's most successful first-person shooters and a decidedly retro side-scrolling action game.

Mad Moxxi's Underdome is a lot like Mad Max's Thunderdome, but with fewer rules.

Gearbox's Borderlands received its second add-on this week, as the $9.99 Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot adds an arena mode to the postapocalyptic first-person shooter. Available for both single-player and cooperative action, Riot Mode features three arenas in which gamers face off against increasingly frenetic waves of enemies. The add-on pack also introduces a new bank mechanic for storing found objects, as well as the opportunity to acquire two new skill points as quest rewards.

As for full game releases, PlayStation 3 owners can now download Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond for $14.99. A side-scrolling prequel to last February's Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard, Blood Bath is billed as an homage to games of years past, with nods to a wide swath of games, from Pokemon to Mirror's Edge.

Also of note for PS3 owners is the free demo of Airtight Games' upcoming jetpack shooter Dark Void. The sampler offers a single level of the Capcom-published action adventure, in which an ace pilot manages to step into an alternate dimension

Over on the PSP, Sony has bundled together the recent assortment of Pinball Heroes tables based on its first-party franchises. For $9.99, gamers can get virtual pinball tables based on Uncharted, High Velocity Bowling, Pain, and Hot Shots Golf. Also new to the store are a pair of Hudson efforts from early 2008 available for $11.99 each: Bomberman Land and Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts.

A full list of the week's deals and new PlayStation Store content, including themes, wallpapers, demos, and add-on content, is available on the official PlayStation Blog.

Discussion

25 comments
albatrossdrums
albatrossdrums

Just a note of dissent, if you've managed to get any super high powered dark orange weapons in your game you can get through the Underdome solo. If not, you will be slaughtered if you try it without level 50's in your game with you. If you are playing as a soldier I highly recommend using the regen health and shields with each kill skill selections, and using a support gunner so you regen ammo too.

DrKill09
DrKill09

The first Mat Hazard was a bomb, why make another?

lil_z_95
lil_z_95

sucks for you who pay for psn cards i get mine for free :P

enoslives7
enoslives7

Matt Hazard was my favorite game series of the 80s.

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

For the new Borderlands' DLC, only the hardcore should apply. It will take some time and effort to beat the long challenges. Oh and at least one friend.

efunk25
efunk25

Playstation Network website sucks! It is never updated and most times I can't even get the page to load. Sure Glad Gamespot keeps me updated on new Content. Thanks Guys!

oista
oista

NOTICE: 'Borderlands DLC, Matt Hazard Hit PSN' - Title Read it carefully. It's more about PSN and less about Borderlands DLC. That's why they're not mentioning your beloved 360s. Jeez.

Headcrab_Lord
Headcrab_Lord

Blood Bath and Beyond turned out to be fun and funny. Also, its a sequel.

LpcWarrior
LpcWarrior

@kamizuka the borderlands dlc was out last week for the xbox. that and everything talked about in the post is about PLAYSTATION 3. nobody reads anymore

shivLasers
shivLasers

9.99 for an uncharted pinball table? Hopefully the ball is flynn coz i wouldnt mind smacking around a mini flynn

rick7001
rick7001

I think i will wait for a game of the year. These DLC's would milk me dry.

kamizuka
kamizuka

i didnt read the whole thing but why didnt you mention the xbox?

Noformation
Noformation

@squall - I think the main characters are from earth, and the reason they're on pandora is because of the apocalypse on earth.....maybe....

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

@squall - Post-apocalyptic is not solely conducive to the planet Earth. It is a term that implies mass destruction after an apocalypse has occurred which can also be on another planet.

squall_83
squall_83

Y'know... I just realized something. This game is always referred to as "Post-Apocalyptic". Logic would tell me that term is derived from imagining what "Earth" would be like after an apocalypse. The thing is, this game doesn't take place on Earth.... Pandora is simply a barren planet of miners, bandits, and scavengers. People need to stop throwing this term around so loosely, or maybe I just need to stop thinking too much.

a_rayment1992
a_rayment1992

Kinda disappointed Matt Hazard is 14.99. Hope it is higher quality and a lot more fun than the first.

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

dark void and Borderlands!!! :)

dakan45
dakan45

Borderlands and dark void!!