PS3 gets new game, firmware, GTA IV trailer

Downloadable shooter Super Stardust, Dynasty Warriors: GUNDAM demo, and Rockstar Games trailer arrive on the now new-and-improved console.

While recent weeks have seen new puzzle games and a time attack mode for the racing game MotorStorm hit the PlayStation Store, this week's slate of new content is more likely to appeal to straight-up action fans.

Sony today announced that Super Stardust HD is hitting the PlayStation 3's downloadable game store today for $7.99. An omnidirectional shooter like Blast Factor or Geometry Wars, Super Stardust HD drops players into orbit around five separate planets, which they must defend from enemies and asteroids alike. The original Super Stardust appeared on the Amiga and the PC more than a decade ago.

If the one-spaceship-against-many premise doesn't sound appealing, Sony is also offering a demo for Koei's one-giant-robot-against-many crossover title, Dynasty Warriors: GUNDAM. As one might expect, the game combines the hack-and-slash gameplay of Koei's Dynasty Warriors series with the Mobile Suits and storylines of Namco Bandai's Gundam anime series. The full game is scheduled for a late summer release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Speaking of multiplatform action games, the PlayStation Network is also now hosting a new trailer for one the biggest cross-console titles of 2007. The Grand Theft Auto IV "Looking for that Special Someone" trailer is now available to download directly onto the PS3.

Finally, Sony has released PS3 firmware update 1.82. While 1.80 was released last month, the company has since tweaked it to 1.81 (updating support for some PlayStation 2 online games), and today's update introduces playback support for AVC High-Profile format video. However, update 1.82 has also changed the backward compatibility status for some PS2 titles. Gamers can check to see if their favorites were affected on Sony's backward compatibility search site.

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121 comments
Sparky2002
Sparky2002

Personally I dont see downlaoding patches as a problem... My thought If you dont want to be an international & world gamer Do not buy a Ps3 Or Xbox360 both will require continuous use of broadband for few years to come the machines are made to be updated...

raptorkid_47
raptorkid_47

GreenXMega "Changing the backwards compatibility of PS2 games really is gay even if everybody owns a PS2" means that MORE GAMES WORK, stupid

GreenXMega
GreenXMega

Changing the backwards compatibility of PS2 games really is gay even if everybody owns a PS2

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

sony's ps3 game library is reminding me of the problems that the N64 had...

nevershort
nevershort

Yeah!!! Keep them updates comin' along with a steady flow of PSN releases and you will keep all of us happy with our investment Sony!!

darkprince99
darkprince99

good news nice!!! a demo of the new gundam ? let me check my ps3

shortmerv1
shortmerv1

i can't wait to........ Cj was the best GTA character but i can't wait for GTA IV

LittleYoshi
LittleYoshi

cochad- "Cj was the best gta charcter and that guy took my naruto picture" "Qoute" YEA YOU!!!! I had this one for like when I going on using gamespot

rocky2k32000
rocky2k32000

@ sparky 2002, i never said GTA SA's story was the best! i said nonetheless CJ is one of gta's most interesting characters. one way or another i'm still glad it's going back to its roots. but i would'nt have liked san andreas that much if a character as reluctant and vibrant as CJ was'nt in it.

Sparky2002
Sparky2002

Yep & his going back to the root of the origion GTA stories settings WHICH ROCKS none of this fairytale story BS...

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

All the GTA (even IV) stories are written by the same guy: Dan Houser, one of the 3 founders of Rockstar.

Sparky2002
Sparky2002

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Sparky2002
Sparky2002

Best character & Story in series i believe was from gta3 or gta Vice City Carl was to Far Fetched... the only thing that was so good about the game Was the Freedom................................. THATS GAMEPLAY NOT CHARACTER STORY CONTENT C.J. story made some major jump in Time leaving holes in the story & Missing hole plots of why he is doing it.. But GTA S.A. the game was awsome game indeed on game play & ability to modify character. & Thats Still not character story Contents.. Now the character story content I believe left much to be desired & Brought back to reality to AS IN WHAT ROCKSTAR IS DOING IN NOW IN GTAIV ............... As for just 1 example what i am saying about................... THE RIOT..To far fetched was the cop osama bin laden or somthing why in hell does a city give so much care towards 1 corrupted cop they dont even know.. to far fetched & it's Time span it should have been worked into over few days as such progessed into alteast over a few missions back & This Hole magical appearence of a city Riot was bogus i thought WTF when i first saw that happen it was so far fetched.............................................. I Give the freedom o Gameplay 10 / 10...................................... I give the character story plot 3 / 10............................................. only 3 points cause some was intresting most just crap thou & rocky2k32000 the dude could have been white for all i care......... the story was dodgy Who in there rite mind assults a train for a crazy man he does not even barelly know yet runs off to do it anyway?? Or goes way out of the way to help strangers for no apparent reason & no plot behind it.............. story line is so far fetched..... BUT A GREAT GAME ALTHOU DESPITE OBVIOUS DOWNFALLS IN THE STORY CONTENT PLOTS & TIMELINES OF EVENTS... ............ . ...But now Dan Houser in GTAIV going back to his ROOTS YES.

rocky2k32000
rocky2k32000

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cochad
cochad

Cj was the best gta charcter and that guy took my naruto picture

sean0128
sean0128

i dont know if anyone knew this i seen someone ask about the guitar hero fix i doubt they get one for the guitar because guitar hero 3 will be out in october.

limitt45
limitt45

ps3s finally stepin it up on the content offered on psnetwork.nice!!

Diegocr
Diegocr

For me, Carl did not ruined Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, now...going back to the story...the firmware is good as the others, I don't know about that new game...and Grand Theft Auto IV looks awesome.

venomdeo
venomdeo

CJ Sucked, what is he talking about.He ruined GTA SA in my opinion.

T-92
T-92

Okay dephentlay excited about GTA4 even if I cant play it cause it will most likely be M-rated

Sheiko
Sheiko

Whats up with all the new twists and turns in the industry this month? Hey not complaining just need alil more structure.

dmastor
dmastor

ps3 gets new game wow that don't happen often.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

Nice to see that Sony is not embarassed to keep knocking out issues one at a time. An update every other week may not sound good, but at least you don't have to wait 6 months for a feature to be corrected (I'm lookin at you Microsoft)

Ross20_PS3_OWNS
Ross20_PS3_OWNS

That Trailer was Awesome :D Can't wait t'ill the next one.

leimeisei
leimeisei

GrimBee - You're seriously comparing Sony's normal software to their video game company? They are almost like two separate companies, just because they are so unrelated. So although Sony's software may not be so hot for anything not-playstation-related, you really cannot compare SCEA and Sony Software.

sterling4523
sterling4523

I'm tired of hearing "Xbox's online is so much better"...really? no way...MICROSOFT's online software is better, how long have they been doing this again? Give Sony some time, this was a pretty damn good update compared to what we've had. Not to mention, the 360 had the same issues with getting content on the store until about the july-ish after its launch. And don't complain about updates, they're fixing what YOU'VE BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT!! Updates are a good thing, would you rather them not come at all?

the_jetimaster
the_jetimaster

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GrimBee
GrimBee

LiK - something to note - Sony and Software never mix very well. I remember when everybody was going ipod crazy, I didn't think apple could beat Sony walkmans - ever. So I purchased a sony mp3 player (A 20gb one). It had nice sound, small in size, good battery life - but the software absolutely sucked. It was slow, constantly froze and crashed and the renaming system was AWFUL. After trying out itunes, it is bliss in comparison to sony's sonicstage. The only sony software that is good, imo, that I use regularly is SoundForge 8.0. Does everything I need. But when you combine sony hardware and software, all they care about is how much extra cash can be made on the side for providing software. Sony have seriously slipped on the credibility over the past few years. Once I always thought they were unstoppable, offering limitless technology which was reliable. Somehow, with each product, they try to slip in some new things to the mix so they can benefit from it. Whilst Minidisc was good, as soon as they started having netlink and 1gb storage, they just crammed loads of DRM into it and made a good thing worse. The psp could of had massive potential - if they used SD cards aswell as memorysticks instead of the UMD. But again, they want royalties from those UMD sales and rentals. And it doesn't look like they are stopping anytime soon. Im just going to wait a bit until they wise-up.

mikeyg125
mikeyg125

Can't wait for gta 4 to come out

LiK
LiK

what the hecks with the search for BC info? i have a ton of ps1/ps2 games and i'm supposed to check each one individually? lame....

SirNicoli
SirNicoli

mk24ever......... i agree with you somewhat there, gamespot and g4's tv show xplay with that huge chewbaka beast of a woman are really biased towards the 360 thats for sure. like when bad news comes out about someone leaving sony or bad sales, it shows up on the 360's board, which is a little peculiar if you ask me, thats why there are so many xmen trying to comment and say bad stuff about the ps3. lol but why waste my breath when we all already know this. sony is making valiant strides to make their console the best it can be, and they are doing an excellent job. if 360 were doing all the things the ps3 is doing right now, there would be press everywhere and there would be a national 360 day announced on gamespot lol alright im done now super stardust doesnt look that good to me tho

TrumpyTheDog
TrumpyTheDog

Couldn't agree more GrimBee, you buy the console early to show support and get back.... absolutely nothing... apart from lies, lies and more lies.

GrimBee
GrimBee

In news today - "PS3 gets new game, firmware, GTA IV trailer" Whilst in other news - "360 get several new games, no desperate need for ANOTHER update just yet, and finally a GTA IV trailer". MK24ever - If Gamespot did not like the PS3, they would not post stories about it. I like the ps3, which is why I post about it. But the reasons I post is just because its a way of venting my frustrations/opinions about sony's IDEOLOGY. Whilst all the potential is there, for $600 I would expect more than this. The competition is slip n sliding to victory...

MK24ever
MK24ever

Gamespot always find someway to make of a Sony/PS3 new a "bad" new full of sarcasm... This site became so Biased to X360 that it makes me sick! The biggest video-games site in the internet is just a bunch of Xflop fanboys!

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

All the updates are pissing me off, you get Live updates that take a couple of seconds on the 360, but the PS3 ones take ages and I'm on 20Meg, I think the wireless adapter in the PS3 must be really cheap, even my Wii connects better, Mind you didn't have to spend £50 on one like I did for the 360.

345669
345669

We need more features to the PS3. The one thing bugging me is the lack of a dedicated chat service which restricts you to being able to chat however not being able to do anything else, such as playing a game etc. which the xbox360 is able to do. Hopefully the 2.0 update will fix this, but please make this sooner rather than later.

azizrulez
azizrulez

super stardust HD looks so much fun, it could be the PS3's Geometry wars

RoC1909
RoC1909

doobist So when are we getting the DIVX playback and guitar hero guitar fix? When chickens grow lips! That's when. Frankly, I don't know HOW the developers created such a OVERSIGHT as to not have GH work with the PS3 OR have included a adpater within the game package. They sure stuffed it up on this one.

bigmick07
bigmick07

don't have a Ps3 don't plan to for a couple years. GTa Iv trailer was relieving though because it showed that it will still be a very violent GTA game after all.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I hope they do improve the PS3s' online setup. I don't own one, but my brother does and I can't stand it right now.I'm not trying to trash the PS3 because I own a 360, I just think that Xbox live is so much better. I think that once they iron out all the kinks and bugs though it will be awesome. Keep those updates coming!!

rob3nelson
rob3nelson

Looks like nothing exciting is going on on the Sony front. I'm so glad I didn't waste my money on a PS3.

Pete5506
Pete5506

gta, is all I wait right now

metalhead68
metalhead68

omg i cant wait 2 get my hands on it and go around getting chased my cops...

WholeDarnShow
WholeDarnShow

I remember Super Stardust on the Amiga, it pwnd.