MotorStorm time attack mode now available

Sony updates online PS3 store with free add-on for racing game, improved support for downloadable Hot Shots Golf 2, CoolBoarders.

Sony's weekly Thursday update of the PlayStation Store includes an overdue update for one of the system's biggest postlaunch releases and support for a pair of downloadable original PlayStation titles.

Sony announced today it would release the time attack mode for its racing game MotorStorm on the PS3's online storefront. Previously expected two weeks ago, the time attack mode lets players compare their fastest laps for ranking on a worldwide leaderboard. The update also lets players make and share ghost car laps with other users.

Other new content on the store includes PS3 support for the downloadable PlayStation games Hot Shots Golf 2 and CoolBoarders, each of which sells for $5.99. Gamers can download the two titles and play them on their PS3s or ferry the files over to a PlayStation Portable for retro play on the go. Those who had previously downloaded the games for play on the PSP will be able to download the game for the PS3 at no extra charge.

Finally, the PlayStation Store is also hosting a free trailer for the upcoming Ben Stiller-Farrelly brothers comedy The Heartbreak Kid.

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aikao
aikao

Does anyone have problems playing the game after downloading this Motorstorm Time Attack update?

MfumeRising
MfumeRising

Nobody is talking about how this download is only 100k in size. How can any patch of that size be delayed so much? If it only takes a 100k patch to add this, surely they can work wonders for around, oh 5-100 mb. Give us a better reason to turn off Dirt or Forza and play MotorStorm, this ain't enough. -TK

GregSnell
GregSnell

Free updates,patches are always welcome, but Time Attack doesn't really motivate me to play Motorstorm when I've got Forza and Dirt to play. We need some new tracks!

junk56
junk56

the reason this wasnt in motorstorm was because this was a launch title and they had a limited amoutn of time to put in maps and content. Which is why they ditched online in Japan. I mean, all the reviews stated this game was effing amazing, its just the lack of content that hurts it. which makes me wait for motorstorm 2 because thats not gonna be a launch title and its gonna have loads of content

Ardiendo_1
Ardiendo_1

Cool PS1 games on PSP. I had no idea. What is the list of games like? If they get any Final Fantasy on it (which I doubt) I will go out and buy a PSP tomorrow!

Albanian_Killa
Albanian_Killa

Also, does anyone find it funny that whenever there's good news for the PlayStation 3, XBOX 360 fanboys come in here and act like retards making stupid facts like "MicroSoft invented Rumble". I'm sorry, but didn't the PlayStation 2 have Rumble before the XBOX came out. Didn't that PlayStation 1 have Rumble? Also talking about the price. Wow, what about your "Elite"? Microsoft is shoving stuff down your throat like online fees. By the end of the year, XBOX owners will have spend more money on their XBOX than a PlayStation 3 owner. Sony doesn't shove first-party gear down our throat since we can use BlueTooth headsets, usb keyboards, etc.

Albanian_Killa
Albanian_Killa

Whoever said that Sony is copying MicroSoft with online leaderboards is the dumbest idiot ever. What the hell are you talking about? SOCOM, a game released before the XBOX had leaderboards. Shut up and face it, Microsoft has always copied other companies. They've even copied the Mac with Windows Vista. Microsoft sucks, deal with it you ignorant fanboys.

Reetesh
Reetesh

Ah, Good to have a free update :D

Youngpudding
Youngpudding

im not the biggest fan of motorstorm so i dnt really care about this news

lamprey263
lamprey263

What?!?! No custom soundtrack or single player race customization?!?! That's some mother ****ing bull****!!!

m4gicm4rty
m4gicm4rty

i'm just glad SONY are giving downloads. I hope all you who play Motorstorm will agree that whilst it is a brlliant game, there is limited content. The more free updates the better! And all this talk of SONY copying MS with online leaderboards - wtf are you on about! HOW CAN YOU OWN A LEADERBOARD?!?!?!?!?! (Calming down) Oh, and is the "anti-boost" glitch fixed? cos i wanna know if im loosing so many games for a reason =D.

antifener89
antifener89

"Is it just me or is Sony copying the 360 with leaderboards and all, looks like Sony might have another lawsuit on its hands." Please tell me you were only joking. No one could have possibly been serious while saying this.

Andres001
Andres001

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RoC1909
RoC1909

My thoughts exactly Steven141!! [sarcasm]You are correct BV14, LEADERBOARDS were nowhere to be seen until Microsoft decided to make it. Showing who is the LEADER in some form of BOARD format had never been introduced before. What a fantastic concept from Microsoft!![/sarcasm] As for the topic, ANYTHING FREE should be a blessing but it's only the members of GS that can turn SOMETHING FREE into COMPLAINING. "Thank you Sony for GIVING something to the gamers and not 'nickle and diming' us on EVERYTHING you create." @Nintendo_man "The Motorstorm content should originally been in the game." Uh.... And games should work properly 'out of the box' and NEVER have added content ESPECIALLY for FREE. Do you see how RIDICULOUS you sound?? Firm evidence that people COMPLAIN when it's free but if Sony charged '250 points' for it, it would be alright. ****Yes, I know that Sony doesn't USE the point system****

steven141
steven141

"Is it just me or is Sony copying the 360 with leaderboards and all, looks like Sony might have another lawsuit on its hands." lmao thats the most hilariously stupid thing i have heard all week, thank for for lighting up my week. Leaderboards have been around for a long time. Anyway back on topic, yay, i shall download this sometime when i get time to spare

chunkybloodfart
chunkybloodfart

If you don't like good news, then don't post. I swear, for some people it's like a mission or life time goal to post something negative on every "news" topic. (even more so if it's Sony) I'd like to physically knock some sense into these people ... but that would just be child abuse.

anzagi1
anzagi1

For the people who are knocking the fact we are getting free updates, and "is this what ps3 owners look forward to, its sad", then actually its not all we have to look forward to, just click on this link and be merry, i'm looking foward to alot.....http://uk.gamespot.com/news/6172868.html?tag=latestnews;title;1 if the link don't work, just head on in to the article that says something like 300 ps3 games by march 2008.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

Good free stuff. Finally somebody gets it right...Even though the other one was charged for.

thekey
thekey

frogiggy323 "And its free! Up yours Microsoft." And home will suck and won't be fully free!(Because you have to pay to get it's real features) Up yours sony.

LuminosityBlaze
LuminosityBlaze

Yea, it seems that some people can still do it which is completely generic. I never even knew what it was for the longest time, and wouldn't use it anyway, but I can't do it now after the update anyhow. I glad to see update and expansion packs starting to come out for all the games though.

Brambler
Brambler

I thought they fixed the Boost glitch, but i could still do it, anyone else have this game that found the same thing?

Smoke0
Smoke0

When does Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, and Resident Evil 2 make it to the PS store?

korichy
korichy

I really don't care good news for Motostorm owners but I've been waiting almost a month for the resistance maps pack . It was suppouse to come out on 6/7. When they missed the date they said that something was wrong with the global server , now two weeks have passed and no word no excuse. Also I am tired of trailers I want games, and more demos (the last one was almost two months ago). Cool Boarders and the other one don't count as new games., so the only thing new and valueable is the motostorm add on. See ya folks

LittleYoshi
LittleYoshi

Maybe thats why they didn't finish the game, so they can make them as add ons for the PS store.

niket527
niket527

ooo a time attack mode, wow, instead of releasing new games that are good they release updates like this. if this is news that ps3 gamers look forward to, they should feel sad.

Aldebaran91
Aldebaran91

I downloaded the time attack but when i started the game i couldn`t see anything new.any one else having that problem?

princeofgames90
princeofgames90

it should have been there but the developers where rushed

bysmitty
bysmitty

About F'ing time we got that time attack mode. The fact that it didn't ship with the game is inexcusable but to have to wait 3 months for it is just insulting. You take a single player race and remove the AI opponnents, how hard can that be? It is also less relevent to me now as I am absolutely addicted to Forza 2 now. I'll come back to Motorstorm later. ...bysmitty

bysmitty
bysmitty

About F'ing time we got that time attack mode. The fact that it didn't ship with the game is inexcusable but to have to wait 3 months for it is just insulting. You take a single player race and remove the AI opponents, how hard can that be? It is also less relevant to me now as I am absolutely addicted to Forza 2 now. I'll come back to Motorstorm later. ...bysmitty

Benshki
Benshki

@Someguyinavan care for a whine gum? Whats some cheese with that whine?

bozco-mkd
bozco-mkd

This is pretty old news GAMESPOT. The update came out a week ago.................lmfao Must say doe i love the time attack mode it works a treat..................

Someguyinavan
Someguyinavan

Damn, so manny whiners on Gamespot.. You whiners sickens me.. If you only came here to bash GTFO.. This is for Motorstorm fans only..

TrumpyTheDog
TrumpyTheDog

People are complaining that they've had to wait months for something that should have been in the game in the first place, and probably would have been if they hadn't been forced to rush the game out by Sony to try and take attention away from the drought of quality titles.

masterchief375
masterchief375

Yay more free stuff from Sony!!!! WHen is Microsoft gonna go with the free stuff approach...

BrodiMan
BrodiMan

Wow, there is certainly alot of complaining on this board about a FREE update. Why do you people criticize some much? If you don't like it, don't play it...

monco59
monco59

Finally! MotorStorm is a great game and this addition will make it that much better. Still, I can't help but feel a split-screen multiplayer would've been even better. Oh well, maybe someday?

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

People are misreading it. It's a new leaderboard for a new mode that wasn't there before until now.

NeoNavarro
NeoNavarro

Nice, I love this game. Glad to see some new content for the game!

king_pin_87
king_pin_87

Good that they are adding downloadable PS1 games, a great way to compete with Nintendo's VC (though obviously it can't be as good with a 3:1 console disadvantage). I thought Motorstorm would have had Time Attack in it, but we all thought they would GET SOME SPLIT SCREEN MULTIPLAYER!!!! Hate to sound like a 360 fanboy, but that is a far more important feature to add than Time Attack. But at least they added something.

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

Good to see some fresh content making its way through.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

The Motorstorm content should originally been in the game, i think almost every racing game ever has some sort of time attack mode and many also provide ghosts.

AnFangs_Endes
AnFangs_Endes

FREE!...now if only I had a PS3...but seriously, wtf is this? even PS1 had two analog sticks, while all the PSP has is one analog nipple ( I believe leaderboards were already on arcade games you guys..)

Skat137321
Skat137321

since when the leaderboards where invented by Microsoft....jeez....another xbot crap i'm hearing....

crunchy9178
crunchy9178

rahstar "Is it just me or is microsoft copying sony with making a console, adding rumble to controlers, allowing you to play cds dvds and movies. Flaming goes both ways" Rumble first came out on the n64

Pablo620
Pablo620

Hey everyone according to someone posting here MS invented Leaderboards...and AIR!!!

BV14
BV14

Looks like Atari is suing everyone, and with the money they get they will build the ultimate next gen console the ATARI 2,000,000,000.

s3lFc0nTr0l
s3lFc0nTr0l

yay leadorboards! a couple months after the game loaunched lol...jk better late than never i guess

rahstar
rahstar

BV14-"Is it just me or is Sony copying the 360 with leaderboards and all, looks like Sony might have another lawsuit on its hands." Is it just me or is microsoft copying sony with making a console, adding rumble to controlers, allowing you to play cds dvds and movies. Flaming goes both ways