PSN MotorStorm-ed by Sigma add-ons

Sony's online store updated with new content for Phil Harrison's favorite racer and Tecmo's slice-and-dicer, as well as demos for Jericho and NBA 2K8.

September began with a deluge of content being loaded onto Sony's PlayStation Network. In addition to five demos, the first week of the month saw add-on packs for MotorStorm and Ninja Gaiden Sigma. Though understandably not as robust, some further additions are coming to end September in much the same way, with add-ons for Ninja Gaiden redux part deux and Phil Harrison's most favorite racer, as well as a pair of demos landing on the PlayStation Network this week.

Tecmo has released its second of three planned add-ons for Ninja Gaiden Sigma. Whereas the Weapon Master add-on tasked players with surviving using a limited set of weapons, the new Speed Master download puts players under a time- and power-gauge limit in five survival modes. As with the first, the mode includes leaderboards and is available for $2.99. Fans of Sony Europe's off-road racer MotorStorm now have the Castro Capitano racing truck to cake with mud. As with the four rides released earlier this month, the Castro Capitano costs $0.99 to download.

As reported earlier this week, a trial of Clive Barker's supernatural spooker has been added to the PSN. In the demo, players will attempt to survive in the city of Al-Khali during the Crusades. As the spirit of deceased squad leader Cpt. Devin Ross, players are able to possess the bodies of heavy-weapons expert Sgt. Frank Delgado, telekinetic sniper Lt. Abigail Black, and enchantress and martial weapons specialist Sgt. Billie Church. Published by Codemasters, Clive Barker's Jericho is rated M for Mature, and is slated to hit retail on October 23.

The latest in the NBA circuit to take the court, NBA 2K8 from 2K Sports also has a sampler now available. Players can check out 2K8's new moves in a four-minute exhibition match. NBA 2K8 officially squares off against EA Sports' NBA Live 08 on October 2, a week after Sony's own b-baller, NBA 08, jumped into the retail game.

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Mr_duong
Mr_duong

halo 3 is = to warhawk, but two different styles halo 3 is more fun for me because i have more friends on xbox than ps3 (so its lonely when i play warhawk) the demo for 2k8 is was sick, deff getting that, and so was Jericho

KM_00
KM_00

thegame1980 "I play LIVE EVERYDAY... Not to mention I'll gladly pay 50 dollars a year to have...online serivce..." You are wasting your time and money.

lamprey263
lamprey263

seriously, is anyone still playing Motorstorm?

GrimBee
GrimBee

"plus why do 360 owners go to ps3 news and trash it. I guess they have nothing else to do and like doing it on forums as they would never do it to someones face. or they are jelous. go back to your news.". I urge you to check some 360 news, you will see the PS3 zealots all over there. Besides, alot of people here have points of view. If someone prefers halo 3 over warhawk or vice versa, thats up to them. Personally I can like both games equally, depending on the friend im playing against or the mood that I am in. But - you can pick out a fanboy from a mile away when all they do to promote their favourite console or game title is to bring out the missfortune or blemishes of the competition. For example - you can say something like "I prefer warhawk, its more my kind of game" and thats great. But if you say "I prefer warhawk, its got no lag and its better than halo 3 -- the average gamers fps".. its just lowering the bar. Increasing credibility of things that you like by pointing out negative things of things you don't like are complete and utter acts of fanboyism. So think before you call people fanboys for having a point of view, and look at the finer details of what they say. Liking a game because "it looks better than an xbox 360 game" etc etc is just digging at the competition for no reason. What matters is your experiences. I can thoroughly enjoy Heavenly Sword on a regular SD tv. So anyone bickering about the ps3 being 720p and all that doesn't make any difference to my experience, they just say such things to - in effect - pronounce their fanboyism. Comments such as "What do you know, PSN getting better so M$ fanboys have to whine and make up trivial nonsence to try and justify spending $50 a year on a service that "... That comment loses all credibility after the word "so". Promote your favourites without making a point of the competitions "flaws" and your arguments will be worth reading!

DJKrayz_basic
DJKrayz_basic

of the 3 new NBA games, 2K8 looks to be the best.. also the most basic of demos, it just throws you into an 8 minute game of basketball, but quite honestly, it looks and sounds so much better than the other 2 demos.. i don't usually pick up just any sports games, but this one might just be an exception... using the analog stick to shoot is a little different, but could be gotten used to..

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

the ps3's online service is good, I think it has all you need, chat, online play, good servers, updated content, everything you need. just because you pay for it dosent mean its better. I gave up on xbox live as it was not worth it. I use the ps3 for online play I like it more. ever played warhawk, it never has lag! I honestly think that warhawks online beats halo 3's. according to people I know halo's multiplayer is good but not great. plus why do 360 owners go to ps3 news and trash it. I guess they have nothing else to do and like doing it on forums as they would never do it to someones face. or they are jelous. go back to your news.

Jagzthebest
Jagzthebest

why are people arguing over warhawk here. on that topic yes it is a fantastic game with excellent graphics. My friend who is a MASSIVE XBOT (whereas I like PS3) recently bought Halo 3 Collector's edition (He is a very rich spoilt person who also owns a ps3 even though he trash talks it all the time) and said that it deserves a 8.5 cos of the graphics and gameplay. I was like WHAT I mean its a big game for all you xbox fans and heres my friend, who says heavenly sword graphics are plain and suck, now saying Halo 3 is not good cos you can't have clans. BIG LOL. what does this have to do with warhawk? well he bought it a few days before and can't stop playing it. even though he has halo 3.

thegame1980
thegame1980

To Lord of Games: Sorry but the PSN has a LOOOOOOOONG way to go before coming anywhere near what LIVE can do or offer. A sprinkle of goodies every now and again is a drop in the bucket compared to the WEEKLY flood of content LIVE receives. To Ebisch: You genralize WAY to much. I play LIVE EVERYDAY and rarely do I hear anything other then adult gamers. It all depends on what games you play. I'm pretty sure that PSN is full of the Harvard bound educated Shaskeperian scholars that sony fanboys try to pretend it is but we all know better thaen that. All internet outlets have this problem and they also all have generalizing, ignorant users such as yourself, so it all equals out I guess. I'll say it again Sony tossing your PSN a bone still can't go one on one with the great one. While it must be an electrifying event to see some new updates for the average PSN user that's an everyday occurance for LIVE users. not to mention don't speak of lag just because it's peer to peer. The only game I ever expierenced horrible lag in was the Darkness which was a crappy online from day one on BOTH consoles. I play Halo3 and Gears online with barely a hiccup so don't pretend there isn't any blemishes on the PSN either since Gamespot's review of the SPECTACULAR NBA 08 from SCEA states otherwise. Not to mention I'll gladly pay 50 dollars a year to have what is hands down the BEST all around online serivce over the half baked PSN anyday.

lord-of-gamers
lord-of-gamers

its getting better and better i have to say - more downloads mean a bigger selection and more demos and the lot - its really becoming something that can equal the XBL service... sorry Microsoft fanboys - not really that much to whine about now...

GrimBee
GrimBee

"Warhawk's graphics are really nice, even though they don't aspire to be realistic, the whole idea of over the top combat between any kind of medium doesn't lend itself to being realistic anyway." Yeah - tell that to the ps3 fanboys over at the Halo 3 topics... Anyways - How can they IMPROVE sigma? Guys - if you have NG Sigma, get the download - whatever it is that makes that game even better NEEDS to be downloaded! "Phil Harrison's most favorite racer" is slowly starting to become the racer it SHOULD of been.

tatinhawk
tatinhawk

Yeah!! More Add-ons to Ninja Gaiden. I wnat to play soon that demo of Jericho

azizrulez
azizrulez

the ninja gaiden add ons sound interesting and genuinely might increase play time

Ebisch
Ebisch

What do you know, PSN getting better so M$ fanboys have to whine and make up trivial nonsence to try and justify spending $50 a year on a service that (while currently has a better feature set and ease of use) is plaged by racist homophobic pre-pubecent idiots and for what ever stupid reason is still primarily peer-to-peer. Lag is esentially non-existant on PSN due to the fact that Sony actually cares about their fans (most of the time) and sets up dedicated servers, a la Warhawk.

ChancreScolex
ChancreScolex

Decent update, sadly I'm quite underwhelmed by Jericho's gameplay :/. But kudos for getting demos at the same time as XBL now.

staley6565
staley6565

"Warhawk has 32, but look at the graphics it has to make it possible, they're on par with the original XBOX Crimson Skies." 1) Warhawk's graphics are really nice, even though they don't aspire to be realistic, the whole idea of over the top combat between any kind of medium doesn't lend itself to being realistic anyway. 2) Warhawk's style is the kind of game that is meant to be played by 32 people. With tons of vehicles flying around and hectic combat, and pretty much 0 lag, I can't imagine NOT having 32 players matches. 3) Why the hell are you talking about this here?!

Stryder_18
Stryder_18

Why does there always have to be such negativity from some people, can't we just say OH MAN SWEET!!! and get on with our lives. Why are x-box fans reading about obvious PS3 news and then have to trash talk it? (Random person shouts) "They're Jealous!" Just go play Halo 3 and leave the PS3 and Wii players alone! Thankyou.

DarkChyld
DarkChyld

as a owner of both systems. i have to say, that while i personally feel that Sony has the better hardware for the price. XBOX Live is far superior to PSN. but that's to be expected. i mean Microsoft has had time to get it right. althought some stuff i don't believe you should have to pay for on there. Microsoft enjoys sticking their hands in your pockets every chance they get. i personally like the way sony's pricing is set up. you pay for exactly what you want. no rip-off points cards. i hate having to buy a $20 card for 1600 points when i only need 400 points. but the overall experience of XBox live is just better than what sony has to offer at the moment.

bethodman
bethodman

Chirico_Cuvie And regarding the difference in player count in the PS3 games, it's 100% game specific. The idea of 40 turds running around in a game of Resistance sounds horrible, If u say SOUNDS it probably because you havent played resistenace online Go do it and the comeback here and talk aboit how fun was a 20 vs 20 deathmatch, until then u should stay quiet u idiot.

GameWiz47
GameWiz47

Here's a wrod of thought to anyone who says that paying for content sucks, right now, xbl charges you yearly, now, what if, in that year, you had to close you xbox for exams for 2 months, or most commonly, you get the red rings of death? and you can't play for 3-4 months, so technically, a 3rd of your year is lost yet you still have to pay the fees. But with PSN, you could pay when you download something, so its more like you're paying when you want to.

jack_saab89
jack_saab89

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sl33py_boy
sl33py_boy

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Chirico_Cuvie
Chirico_Cuvie

And regarding the difference in player count in the PS3 games, it's 100% game specific. The idea of 40 turds running around in a game of Resistance sounds horrible, especially considering the lack of classes or vehicles. Warhawk has 32, but look at the graphics it has to make it possible, they're on par with the original XBOX Crimson Skies. The more players that a game allows means that many more chances for some fool with a lousy connection to mess up the game. Play Gears of War some time, any more than 8 people would be too many for the type of close up fighting it has. I would like about 4-8 more for the big maps in Halo 3, but that was Bungie's choice, not some arbitrary limitation of XBOX Live.

wakko19991
wakko19991

I agree with accumata. I own a ps3 and a 360 and the psn, although getting better, doesn't come close to live and i dont expect it to since it is free. Live is pretty stable IMO and the D/L is terrific. the psn is getting better speed wise than when it forst dropped. I got labled a troll by gamespot for making that statement in the forums--which i still resent.. i paid boocoo for that ps3 and was expexting value and it just wasnt that when it first dropped. It is coming along though..i think they will be fine a year from now. Right now Live just has way more content to even compare the two...over 100 game demos, live arcade try before you buy, tv shows, movies, game conference footage..i feel i'm getting my moneys worth. if i werent i'd definitely complain...

Chirico_Cuvie
Chirico_Cuvie

Spoken by someone who obviously has never seen the huge XBL content.

shroom76
shroom76

xboxlive is pwned. we get this for free they get less for 50 bucks

Brambler
Brambler

Just a little thought here comparing xbox live to the PSN....If xbox live is so great, why does gears of war only support 8 players online? Why does halo 3 only support 16? Resistance does 40! Warhawk does 32! I know everyone is always looking at content and other features but they seem to overlook the good points about the PSN

eetz
eetz

ooo is realy cool jejejejeje

owaiskh
owaiskh

accumuta, the only reason the psn downloads seem slower to you is probably because you have the ps3 on wifi and the 360 on lan.....if you connect the ps3 with an ethernet cable the downloading speed gets much faster

casey7672
casey7672

acummuta your statement is obserd. PSN is free so xlive should be better. You're criticising PSN like you're paying $50/yr or something. OMG Why are there so many rediculous **** n' moan gamers?! BTW buy Warhawk and experience some real fun next gen gaming.

blueflamedino
blueflamedino

Sigma lost all apeal when the sequel was announced and demoed

Some_One_Plays
Some_One_Plays

To: acummuta, Play Resistence: Fall of Man and tell me the same thing.

Maeros4
Maeros4

a car for one dollar? sure you can just take that doller out of your pocket but value wise it is a bad deal.

acummuta
acummuta

Let me precede this statement by saying I own all three of the new consoles. The only game I even own for the PS3 is Motorstorm, but Heavenly Sword will probably be number 2 soon. But anyways...I have to say it... Even though the Playstation network is free...it is SO not as good as XBOX Live. I gladly pay my $50 a year. When the PS network gets as good, then I'll complain about my $50 a year being a waste. But for now, PS can't touch the 360 for content and speed of download. I wish it could. But really, it is pretty lame...especially for such a tech laiden machine. Sony isn't backing their machine very well.

SolarisXD
SolarisXD

" "delcidanddarth" How about multi-download selection? I'm getting really sick of having to click 2-4 times just to start downloading one thing, and then having to place it in the background with another click. And then having to backtrack to the main menu to download the next thing. " You know that the R1 and L1 buttons work as back and forward in the PSN store right? These buttons solve the problem you're having.

Hitamaru-homia
Hitamaru-homia

Aren't like the Sigma add ons are like the most downloaded bull crap on there? >.> ninja Gaiden is lack lust to me. I like DMC3 better ^^

winner-ps3
winner-ps3

nice time to compare 2k8 and live 08, so far live 08 is better!

Brambler
Brambler

How long are they going to beat this dead horse into the ground? The Phil Harrison joke is getting old. Although jokes are supposed to be funny, so this really doesn't qualify as a joke.

360player_eq12
360player_eq12

jericho is creepy cant wait for the full game to come out will be a nice game for october.

zgreenwell
zgreenwell

@Ermachko The time is in GMT time zone.

ukillwegrill
ukillwegrill

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LtColJaxson
LtColJaxson

Still isn't in the store yet for me...

MGSFan27285
MGSFan27285

@kinglink2, everyone charges for add-ons.....where have you been? in a cave? seriously though even MS charges for add-ons, like map packs and new modes. at least they are cheap.

kinglink2
kinglink2

charging for add-ons... At least they haven't started charging for the player pics and all but come on. They want to be "better" than Microsoft but they are doing the same thing.

lamprey263
lamprey263

well, that's cheap, but I'm still not paying for it