MAG, Red Dead Redemption, Bad Company 2 DLC crush PSN

PlayStation Store Update: Massive Action Game's Interdiction add-on highlights the week alongside co-op mission pack for Rockstar's open-world title and Onslaught for Battlefield sequel.

Last week was a busy one for Sony. While the company was on hand at E3 2010, announcing details on Killzone 3, the PlayStation Move, and more, its weekly update didn't skimp on offerings. This week continues the company's momentum, unleashing content for Red Dead Redemption, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the PlayStation 3-exclusive Massive Action Game, and more.
MAG's Interdiction brings three new maps, a new game mode, and more.

Zipper Interactive's MAG gets its first hefty batch of downloadable content this week. The Interdiction Mission Pack ($9.99) brings new armor, medals, trophies, and gameplay to the online-only first-person-shooter. The Interdiction game type is built for 128 players and tasks soldiers with controlling three posts on three new maps.

EA DICE's Battlefield sequel also received its first substantial paid DLC this week. The Onslaught mode ($9.99) brings new cooperative missions for up to four players to take part in skirmishes against AI opponents. The content also adds the Mark V patrol boat, for those intrigued by maritime warfare.

Rockstar Games' open-world Western gets its first heap of DLC this week with the Outlaws to the End mission pack. The free DLC brings six new cooperative missions to the world where up to four players can fight alongside each other. What's more, the add-on content packs in additional trophies and achievements for gamers to collect.

On the downloadable front, Telltale Games' latest adventure entry in the most recent Sam and Max series, They Stole Max's Brain!, hit the PlayStation Network this week. While it's not available on its own, the latest episode is free to all PSN users who purchased the season's first episode, The Penal Zone.

Only one downloadable PSP game hit the PSN this week: TNA Impact: Cross the Line ($29.99). The rated T for Teen title from SouthPeak Games brings 25 fighters, including AJ Styles, Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, and Sharkboy to Sony's portable.

New PSP Minis this week include Burnin' Rubber ($3.99), an arcade racer, and Influence ($4.99), a puzzle game that tasks players with erasing stacks of blocks to advance.

On the music-game front, the Rock Band Music Store welcomes five songs from Disney star Miley Cyrus, and Guitar Hero adds a three-pack from alt-rockers All Time Low.

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

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kubb724
kubb724

@ BladeTrinity114.....well i think you should word things better or something because current-gen graphics and HD are 2 seperate things

BladeTrinity114
BladeTrinity114

@kubb724 Yano, when I said HD, I meant on par with graphics of actual current gen consoles.. Not just upscaled.

kubb724
kubb724

@BladeTrinity114 people arent moaning about the wii not having HD is becuase its not HD worthy . i wouldnt want to see those graphics in HD either. id rather have fun playin monster hunter or silent hill with out the crap graphics enhanced to EXTRA crappy

nonfanboygamer1
nonfanboygamer1

If Activision wasn't so greedy I bet all this dlc would only be $4.99. Their promoting greed and making $9.99 a "good deal"

BibiMaghoo
BibiMaghoo

Meant no offence to anyone, wasnt trying to have a go for his point, but it does bother me that pc gamers expect so much more for the same money than a console gamer, they want more game, all the time, and then when the price changes to match this everyone goes wild. And yes, battlefield can be downloaded and played using a pirate copy. I have in the past, and this sort of thing is rampant in my area so i know many gamers who pay vast sums for there machines and get the games for nothing. Also, yes ps3 games can be downloaded, but they cannot be played. 360 games however can be downloaded and played after chipping the console. I do not condone it, but to pirate a game on the pc even a child could do. its very different.

yang4200
yang4200

@ BladeTrinity114 IDK bout you but I and millions of other people wish that the wii has hd... This is the time of HD and 3D AND THE Wii still have graphic like it was still the 90s. I mean just look at monster hunter tri, on a next gen console with last gen graphic

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

Did they ever fix the balancing issues with MAG? I played for the first week and never came back, it was bad. Mechanics was fine just didn't like facing a team of 24 snipers in a 64 player battle irritating me while they spawn camped. Poor level designs.

BladeTrinity114
BladeTrinity114

@BigBigR that's so contradictory! It's not selfish of me to want everyone to be equal! PC gamers should NOT be treated differently. And Kinect on 360 is a different matter altogether. People on PS3 aren't moaning like babies because they don't have it, because they have Move. And people aren't moaning on the Wii because it's not HD, because they feel they don't need HD. Sorry, but you can't pull those things into this debate just to try and prove your right. You're not right. Not in a million years. PC Gamers need to stop moaning because they don't get the features they are use to. Times are changing, and developers want every platform to be equal. If you don't like it, shut up.

winterice2113
winterice2113

I play both console game and Pc game and yea pc gamers get blamed for pirating and stuff like that but yall do bring thing on you selfs so friendly cross platform gamers advise is stop Crying over still Sh!t

Lucho_21
Lucho_21

I want Final fantasy IX!! lol

takreem95
takreem95

@ acsam12304 Dodo head, PS3 can't play pirated games. And yes, not all people download PC games for free. I pay for them, and even if I have to download them, I use the authentic services like Direct2Drive, where we have to pay for the games. And D2D doesn't sell pirated games.

oflow
oflow

stop nerd raging.

angelcar
angelcar

To all the imbéciles claiming ALL PC Battlefield gamers pirate their games I have two words: 1. Punkbuster 2. HAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA!!!! I've been a PC gamer since 1994. I have never played a game I didn't pay for (unless it was shareware). I've been a BF fan since BF2, and I even back then enjoyed the insane 64-player online games before any of you exclusive console fanboy dodos could gush at 16-player multi (BUAHAHAHHAHAHHA!!!!!). I also own all 3 major consoles, but still play all my FPSs on my PC. A great bonus is that you don't have as many 12-year ols whining over the freaking mic incessantly. Now, go enjoy your console FPS play.

acsam12304
acsam12304

@BibiMaghoo now and days it easy for console fan girly-men to say that every single PC gamer steals games from downloading from torrent web sites. just so you know i bought all my game. i never once download got it for free from those web sites. i pay with my hard earned money. i just love how ignorant people like you say PC games can be downloaded for free thats why companys love consoles. did you know that you can download ANY game for ANY console. if you want right now go to a torrent site and download all the 360, Wii, PS3, PS2, DS, PSP, PS1, and X-box games you want. and burn them and run them. yes you have to hack the console so they can read them but you can do it. and people does it all the time. so you argument about when PC gamers paid for the game back in the days doesnt fly. because console users are doing just the same.

kubb724
kubb724

would you stop mumbling BigBigR....its gaming ..fun for all and all for fun .

BigBigR
BigBigR

Sometimes I am amazed at the things people say (or type). You see someone getting more options than you, and the first thing you think about is asking for those extra options to be removed? How about asking for them to be also given to you? Why must people drag others down simply because they fare better? That's not equality, that's plain jealousy/selfishness. When women asked for equality, they didn't ask for men to be treated the same as them, they asked to be treated the same as men. There IS a difference, and I feel sorry for those of you that don't realize it.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Thank you rockstar for free DLC

BigBigR
BigBigR

@BladeTrinity114 "I'm fed up of PC gamers asking for liberties that we don't get on our consoles. Everyone should be equal." Really? You want to drag other gamers down because you can't have the same liberties? I do hope you are trolling, you can't actually be that selfish can you? I'll ask Microsoft to remove Kinect because I can't use it on a PS3, and Sony to remove HD because the Wii doesn't have it. PC users ask for "liberties" adequate to their own platform. It's not the same as a console and shouldn't be treated as such. I do like playing in a console, but they're different platforms, why be jealous and not let other people enjoy their platform? How about you ask for those "liberties" to be added to consoles as well?

Albenuova
Albenuova

@ solidsnakedude1 i dont entirely agree on DLC being free. i think if they realease DLC which add like another 8-10 hour of game play then i think it justifies the money. But if they are stupid things like and extra costume or like one level that adds nothing to the game then it shouldnt cost money.

Albenuova
Albenuova

@ MacenKrace have you even played BC2?? if you have you would know that 1 man cant do anything!

penguins227
penguins227

@BibiMaghoo - Hey I agree with you on your console community points, but let me just let you know, I've been with the BF series since bf2, and as you say "When PC users actually pay for the games instead of using torrents.", this is NOT AT ALL the case for the Battlefield series in particular. Punkbuster anti-hack software used as the no-cheating engine in the PC battlefield games, and I have seen first-hand that torrents in BF games do not work. It isn't the torrent's problem. It's the way that Dice has published the game, with this particular Punkbuster software, that Bf users really DON'T download the BF games off of torrents as you blindly claim, or have you done this yourself and somehow succeeded? Thank you.

penguins227
penguins227

The sad thing is that both Zipper Interactive (MAG) and Dice (BC2) said that they plan on having all DLC be free. So long contentment, and welcome greed. :(

makchady
makchady

to all who said that bf:bc2 has the largest community on pc, well I could be wrong here, but a quick glance at the sales between 360 vs pc alone shows that the 360 has outsold the pc edition of bf:bc2 by over 2 million copies and that doesn't even include the ps3 sales which would also count as a console, so in all reality, the largest bf:bc2 community is undeniably on the consoles. not saying consoles are better, but i am saying that the community is NOT larger on the pc.

BladeTrinity114
BladeTrinity114

@BibiMaghoo Finally someone who agrees with me.. I'm fed up of PC gamers asking for liberties that we don't get on our consoles. Everyone should be equal.

MacenKrace
MacenKrace

Finally time to dust off my MAG. I don't care too much about BC2 since it's more like a one man army which is very unreal.

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BallisstiXXX

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BallisstiXXX

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solidsnakedude1
solidsnakedude1

If only Fallout 3 were like this... If you spent $60 dollars on the game and got all the dlc, you spent $100 on one game. DLC should be free, but then again why would they waste their time making it if they won't make any money?

XxTheMutantxX
XxTheMutantxX

glad its a free dlc dont want to pay anymore money than i should be thank u rockstar

BigBigR
BigBigR

@BibiMaghoo Also, Agent_StarFire was simply asking for the DLC to be released on PC, no need to hammer him down so much. He didn't complain about any of the things you mentioned. I don't know if the PC fan base really is the biggest but people at DICE "realize" it's there, and know the differences between PCs and consoles: http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/ archive/2010/02/19/bad-company-2-pc-graphics-details.aspx DICE did acknowledge the differences in PC and console gaming, and released BF:BC2 for the PC with the options MW2 failed to deliver, dedicated servers among them. They even went as far as telling PC gamers they wouldn't do what IW did, and that dedicated servers would still be around, after they caught wind of what IW was doing, which made alot of people on IW forums actively promoting DICE. People (PC gamers included) just like to be respected. IW telling PC gamers that dedicated servers would be around, only to reveal the ugly truth some mere 2 weeks before launching MW2 (so that it wouldn't affect them as much) and moderators on IW forums "accidentally" deleting a petition thread for dedicated servers support TWICE so that it wouldn't grow too big (yes, they deleted ONLY the petition thread, twice, and said it was an accident)... Instead of dismissing complainers as people with nothing else to do, perhaps you should try and know why exactly they are complaining. You might "realize" they DO have a good reason to do so.

Kokuro_Kun
Kokuro_Kun

RDR free content? Yes please. This is the way it should be after paying 60$ for a game. Thank you Rockstar.

BigBigR
BigBigR

@BibiMaghoo: I have a PC, along with a console, and must disagree with some of your points, namely: Price: People love price-drops. PS3 dropped to $299, and people were happy. Now imagine if the price went up to $349 or $400? When people were used to paying $50 for PC games and saw a sudden increase of $10 on every new game, did you really expect them to easily accept it? You want PC games to be sold at the same price as console games? Then drop console games to $50, instead of raising PC games to $60. Difference: You can't ask for Wii games to be the same as PS3/Xbox360 games anymore than you can ask PC games to be the same as their console counterparts. You use a different control scheme, you can mod games on the PC, you can customize graphics quality to your liking, you can (not on MW2 sadly) have dedicated servers with custom maps and rules, etc. You want games to be the same as those on consoles? Then ask for consoles to have these options as well, instead of removing them on the PC. PC gamers complain for a reason, and if you really are one you shouldn't need me to tell you this.

LeMarfanz
LeMarfanz

@BibiMaghoo Amen brother. Spoken like a true gamer.

metalkid9
metalkid9

has anyone played the RDR dlc? any good? and as for bad company 2 I'll wait for the sweet a** vietnam dlc :D

TimDigit
TimDigit

I'm sorry I could be wrong but I'm not feeling this new dlc i feel like I've been creatively robbed - like it should have been in the game already and something never done in every other shooter should be what we are getting now; new equip is always cool though I guess :(

BibiMaghoo
BibiMaghoo

''onslaught needs to come to pc, when will dice realise the largest battlefield community is on the pc and has been since the first battlefield ever.'' When DICE no longer realise that consoles make FAR more money for developers. When PC users actually pay for the games instead of using torrents. When PC users stop complaining of paying the same price for the game as everyone else. And finally, When PC gamers stop complaining that they have the SAME game as everyone else, cos a pc game just has to be different. I love pc gaming, but i cant stand the constant complaints from PC gamers. Deal with it, or buy a damn console and use that aswell.

MaverickSY
MaverickSY

the mag dlc is pretty sweet its pretty challenging, and the different posts are all very diverse in layout and structure. well worth $10

Blazerdt47
Blazerdt47

Awesome, Red Dead Redemption mission pack is free. :)

Chaos_Eagle
Chaos_Eagle

@Shadow4020: You expected to have hundreds of real players running at you just to get killed, did you ? :')

MassMayham57_
MassMayham57_

im definatly buying the Bad Comapny 2 and MAG DLC

Shadow4020
Shadow4020

I didn't know that Onslaught was against AI, that stinks...

monson21502
monson21502

@,Hawkeye2014, got mine plus imfamous and sega all star racing for 12 bucks each at a local pawn shop. all games are 15 each but if you buy 3 or more they let you have em for 12 each.

pip_boy_3000
pip_boy_3000

I didn't even realize the DLC for Red Dead Redemption was out yet...

Agent_StarFire
Agent_StarFire

onslaught needs to come to pc, when will dice realise the largest battlefield community is on the pc and has been since the first battlefield ever.

SethandJeremy
SethandJeremy

All the dlc is for games I don't have and just plain stupid like i'm going to be caught dead playing music by miley cyrus. Instead I should play some Sam And Max but I won't since I haven't played season 2 yet.

monson21502
monson21502

late feb, at tax time. wanted a blu ray player for the new hdtv in the bedrrom. so i thought it would be smart to just add extra and get a 250 gig slim. wonder if sony would still fix my 60 gig afater i had a local guy try to fix it for 30 bucks? be nice to have a ps3 back in the living room

kamizuka
kamizuka

@monson21502 great deal, i got it for nearly 15$. when did you get your new ps3?