Rad Doll Kung Fu fights for free on PSN

Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic received a critical drubbing when it first debuted for $9.99 on the PlayStation Network in April. Happening upon perhaps the best way for gamers to forgive the game its faults, Sony said as part of its PlayStation Network update that it would be partnering with...

Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic received a critical drubbing when it first debuted for $9.99 on the PlayStation Network in April. Happening upon perhaps the best way for gamers to forgive the game its faults, Sony said as part of its PlayStation Network update that it would be partnering with Sprint to give the game away. Sony did not specify when the offer would expire, saying only that it would be available on the house "this week."

Sony is also offering a deal on Capcom's Bionic Commando Rearmed. With the all-new Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 edition hitting retail next week, Sony is offering a 50 percent discount on the 8-bit redux, selling it through the PSN for $4.99 until this Thursday.

Other full games available this week are poker variant Texas Cheat'em and Zen Pinball, both of which can be purchased for $9.99. Gamers can also pick up original PlayStation classics The King of Fighter '99 and Spyro: Year of the Dragon for play on the PS3 as well as the PSP. The two games run $5.99 apiece.

It's another big week of add-on game content, as well. The first of eight MotorStorm Pacific Rift liveries is now available for free, as is the Daxter character for Pain. Those looking for premium Pain content can pick up the Sore Spots pack for $5.99, which adds two new environments to the destruction-heavy downloadable game. Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 also has free content available in the form of three new missions.

On the rhythm game front, Guitar Hero World Tour picks up a three-pack of pop songs. "Everything's Magic" by Angels & Airwaves, "So What" by Pink, and "Stop and Stare" by OneRepublic can all be downloaded for $1.99 individually or $5.49 for the set. The Rock Band Music Store gains eight new playable tracks this week from artists Disturbed, Elvis Costello, Steely Dan, and Social Distortion. Each track carries the standard sticker price of $1.99.

On the PSP, gamers can pick up Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice for $22.99. The Bigbig Studios-developed action game was originally released to positive reviews in January 2008.

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svdbygrce02
svdbygrce02

pretty bad when you don't even want to play a game for free lol

Suicide-Panda
Suicide-Panda

wow this game sucked, my mate raved on about it how it was soo good and stuff lol

slipknot611
slipknot611

Lol, yeah, I got their free copy of Rag Doll... and it still sucks. Bionic Commando, on the other hand, rocked. I would've gladly bought it for $10, but getting it for half that was pretty sweet, too. Now give me a release date on that MvC2, and I can widen the smile on my face.

link1709
link1709

we still had to pay for this in the uk. God bless scee for not obtaining this deal. I can't help but wish I lived in America!

lbptoady
lbptoady

Screw this! I bought it for 10 bucks! Little pieces of crap! I hate the game too!

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

lol, raD doll. apparently this game sucks so i won't waste any bandwidth on it. They should put RagDoll Masters on PSN. its a flash PC game and its pretty fun.

GarysLaptop
GarysLaptop

Oh man, that game sucks. Where's Final Fantasy VII already....

terry_tate
terry_tate

wow those are probably the worst three downloadables ive ever seen for guitar hero. and rock band gives us elvis costello and steely dan? awesome! usually this is the other way around

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

It's the definition of dilemma. A free game that you won't want to play.

playwrite
playwrite

"GOD DAMMIT KYLE!" Why do us Canadians always get screwed? Are they really going to force me to make an american PS3 account to get one crappy game? "I hate you guys."

DeltaSpirit
DeltaSpirit

Downloaded the game which is ok, kind of fun but not (9.5) RAD gamespot. IMO $9.99 is way too much but when you get charged .50-$1.99 for fake clothes in home I guess the price is right on par

viewtiful_jay
viewtiful_jay

No, it's a turd of a game, and it's a rip off at $10. $5 would be somewhat more reasonable. It's an interesting game and fun premise, but the execution sucked.

eric101893
eric101893

you guys are unbelieveable. i understand that some may think it is too short of a game, but with a bunch of people over or just a couple, this game is very goofy and fun. I wish there was online capability and specific powers, but i still think this game is NOT horrible, but very different and fun!

earth79
earth79

Yeah this game wasn't even fun, I gotta say I'm shocked at actually being disappointed with something that's free... I mean for free I'll take it but... whatever I don't really plan on playing it again for more than the 15 minutes I played.

suprsolider
suprsolider

Too bad it's not free in Canada. I still got to pay for it here, and I am too cheap to do that.

StuDevo
StuDevo

Pretty bad game but not bad for free, not worth the £8 price in the uk

Hunchie
Hunchie

On the house this week? It's already back to 9.99$ Time goes fast!

nescgi
nescgi

The game could be a 1, you tell me free and limited time and I'll be there. Don't forget about the free Uncharted apartment on Home for a week too.

chappy_man
chappy_man

good idea, i hope this means they do more things like this in the future.

C_Sharp
C_Sharp

After playing Rag Doll Kung Fu I finally see why they're giving it away... >_>

TalonZzz
TalonZzz

Great news, Bionic Commando is still one of the best downloadable games ever made, it's a steal at $5. Rag Doll Kung Fu is another story, as are Gamespot's spellcheckers apparently.

viewtiful_jay
viewtiful_jay

I downloaded it yesterday. I'll say that considering it was free, I fee like I barely got my money's worth, and leave it at that. Bionic Command for $5 was definitely a steal though.

nelly999
nelly999

its not free if it is how do u get it free....

suicidalblues
suicidalblues

Got Rag Doll Kung-fu for the kids to play (something easier to pick up than SF4) and they've been laughing all morning. Not a serious fighter, but funnier than hell to watch. Thank you Sony!

DDR_Midian
DDR_Midian

...I already paid for that crap. Sony can kiss my ass.

denicola_a_god
denicola_a_god

sickk gotta love the free dlc and especially free gamess

sMeAgOl_VaDeR
sMeAgOl_VaDeR

its free, am downloading it, they say its hilarious, but i'll be the judge of that

Tony2519
Tony2519

i went on, doesnt seem to be "free" it still says 9.99

ScreamDream
ScreamDream

Free online and now a free game with trophies. Thank you Sony!!

C_Sharp
C_Sharp

Looks like it's time to get Bionic Commando for $5!! ^_^

snoogans460
snoogans460

Great. I just purchased Rag Doll Kung Fu for $9.99 last week. Why couldn't I have gotten this news earlier? Figures.

aclbandit
aclbandit

*sigh*. Come on, GameSpot-- typos in this day and age? Seriously? Also, why is this listed in the RSS feed as Wii? It's not even mentioned in the article. QC, kids.

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

Windows spell check ftw... giving out wrong words as correct since 1992. Rad Doll Kung-Fu ... must be Rad right?

Magrino
Magrino

Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic received a critical drubbing when it first debuted for $9.99 on the PlayStation Network in April. Happening upon perhaps the best way for gamers to forgive the game its faults, Sony said as part of its PlayStation Network update that it would be partnering with Sprint to give the game away. Sony did not specify when the offer would expire, saying only that it would be available on the house "this week."

Sony is also offering a deal on Capcom's Bionic Commando Rearmed. With the all-new Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 edition hitting retail next week, Sony is offering a 50 percent discount on the 8-bit redux, selling it through the PSN for $4.99 until this Thursday.

Other full games available this week are poker variant Texas Cheat'em and Zen Pinball, both of which can be purchased for $9.99. Gamers can also pick up original PlayStation classics The King of Fighter '99 and Spyro: Year of the Dragon for play on the PS3 as well as the PSP. The two games run $5.99 apiece.

It's another big week of add-on game content, as well. The first of eight MotorStorm Pacific Rift liveries is now available for free, as is the Daxter character for Pain. Those looking for premium Pain content can pick up the Sore Spots pack for $5.99, which adds two new environments to the destruction-heavy downloadable game. Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 also has free content available in the form of three new missions.

On the rhythm game front, Guitar Hero World Tour picks up a three-pack of pop songs. "Everything's Magic" by Angels & Airwaves, "So What" by Pink, and "Stop and Stare" by OneRepublic can all be downloaded for $1.99 individually or $5.49 for the set. The Rock Band Music Store gains eight new playable tracks this week from artists Disturbed, Elvis Costello, Steely Dan, and Social Distortion. Each track carries the standard sticker price of $1.99.

On the PSP, gamers can pick up Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice for $22.99. The Bigbig Studios-developed action game was originally released to positive reviews in January 2008.