Premium content and demo roundup

Live, PSN, Virtual Console, Steam, Metaboli.

Joe Kucan, the chap that plays Kane in the Command & Conquer series, is quite funny. We just spoke to him on the phone and he made us laugh using jokes. He made merry about robbing convenience stores with a broadsword because he had been influenced by Shakespearean violence, which was a satirical jab at children being influenced by violent videogames these days.

He joked about working for Westwood "back in 1852" when it was actually 1995. He mused about being cast as a baddie because he looked like one, and said he would love to be a James Bond villain if the chance arose. He was a different kettle of fish to Carl Lumbly from Alias, who also stars in Kane's Wrath as Brother Marcion. We were quite taken with his understanding of the videogame industry, though, and he had a strangely soothing voice. This all sounds a bit like the PAL New Releases Roundup, which Tom writes and trying to take things from him is difficult, difficult like opening those plastic vacuum packed cases enclosing can openers and things.

Right then, back on track, just like Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, which is finally on the PlayStation Store. Hooray, because yes it is good actually.

Other points of interest on our journey are the first official maps for Unreal Tournament 3 on PS3, and a fresh set of cards for The Eye of Judgement. Plus, if you feel a bit daring, then you can hop on the US PS3 Store and get Warhawk at a discounted price, as well as a flOw bundle that includes the expansion pack.

Live Arcade this week was a little poor with TiQal, which we would suggest is not bothering with. But a fresh slew of Ace Combat 6 planes makes amends for it, because planes are good and fast and noisy. There's Dreamfall: The Longest Journey on Xbox Originals as well, but this is less than essential and maybe a bit steep at 1200 Points. If you really want, you can fork out for Turok multiplayer maps. But we'd not suggest buying the game in the first place. So paying for the maps seems a little silly.

More encouraging was a return to form for the Virtual Console, which kicked its Commodore 64 Channel off with Uridium and International Karate. There was also the old N64 game Cruis'n.

We also feel like plugging The Temple of Elemental Evil that was added to the Ultimate Collection subscription for Metaboli. It's a little Dungeons & Dragons game from now-defunct studio Troika, and despite a few bugs is thoroughly enjoyable.

Down there for the list.

Live Arcade

  • TiQal - 800 Microsoft Points

Xbox Originals

  • Dreamfall: The Longest Journey - 1200 Microsoft Points

Xbox Live Marketplace

Demos

  • UEFA Euro 2008

Game content

  • Turok: Multiplayer Map Pack - 400 Microsoft Points
  • Ace Combat 6: Razgriz Set 2 - 300 Microsoft Points
  • Ace Combat 6: F-22A Indigo Wing - 200 Microsoft Points
  • Ace Combat 6: F-14D Zipang - 200 Microsoft Points
  • Ace Combat 6: F-22A The Idolmaster Haruka - 400 Microsoft Points
  • Ace Combat 6: Mirage2000-5 The Idolmaster Yayoi - 400 Microsoft Points
  • Ace Combat 6: Ace of Aces Mission 2 - 300 Microsoft Points
  • Ace Combat 6: Co-op Battle DL 2 - 300 Microsoft Points

Themes/Pictures

  • Chessmaster Live: Egypt Chess Set - 80 Microsoft Points
  • Chessmaster Live: Mongol Chess Set - 80 Microsoft Points
  • Chessmaster Live: Mushrooms Set - 80 Microsoft Points
  • Chessmaster Live: Pyramids Chess Set - 80 Microsoft Points
  • Chessmaster Live: Spheres Chess Set - 80 Microsoft Points
  • Rainbow Six Vegas 2: Theme - 150 Microsoft Points
  • Rainbow Six Vegas 2: Deluxe Picture Pack - 60 Microsoft Points
  • FIFA Street 3: Concept Artwork Theme Bundle 1 - 150 Microsoft Points
  • FIFA Street 3: Concept Artwork Theme Bundle 2 - 150 Microsoft Points
  • Universe at War: Earth Assault Novus Picture Pack - 100 Microsoft Points
  • TiQal: Locations Theme Pack 1 - 150 Microsoft Points
  • TiQal: Totems Theme Pack 2 - 150 Microsoft Points
  • TiQal: Pyramids Theme Pack 3 - 150 Microsoft Points

Video

  • Red vs. Blue Season 2: Episode 29 - Radar Love Video HD - 80 Microsoft Points
  • Red vs. Blue Season 2: Episode 28 - In Stereo Where Available Video HD - 80 Microsoft Points
  • BradyGames Strategy: Dark Sector - Stalker Boss Strategy Video HD - 50 Microsoft Points
  • BradyGames Strategy: Dark Sector - Colossus Boss Strategy Video HD - 50 Microsoft Points
  • BradyGames Strategy: Dark Sector - Nemesis Boss Strategy Video HD - 50 Microsoft Points

US/Canada content

  • Rock Band: "More Than A Feeling" by Boston - 150 Microsoft Points
  • Rock Band: "Hitch A Ride" - 150 Microsoft Points
  • Rock Band: "Peace of Mind" - 150 Microsoft Points
  • Rock Band: "Rock and Roll Band" - 150 Microsoft Points
  • Rock Band: "Smokin'" - 150 Microsoft Points
  • Rock Band: "Something About You" - 150 Microsoft Points
  • Rock Band: Boston Pack 01 - 800 Microsoft Points

PlayStation Network

PAL PS3 games

  • Gran Turismo 5 Prologue - GBP 24.99
  • Reel Fishing (PSone) - GBP 3.49

PAL PS3 demos

  • UEFA Euro 2008

PAL PS3 content

  • Turok: Multiplayer Map Pack - GBP 1.99
  • Unreal Tournament 3 Map Pack (free)
  • Eye of Judgement: Bio Rebellion card set - GBP 6.99

PAL PSP games

  • Reel Fishing (PSone) - GBP 3.49

US PS3 games

  • flOw bundle - USD 8.99
  • Warhawk limited-time discount - USD 29.99 for two weeks (ending 15th April)

US PS3 demos

  • R-Type Command Demo (PSP)

US PS3 content

  • Turok: Multiplayer Map Pack - USD 4.99
  • Rock Band: "More Than A Feeling" by Boston - USD 1.99
  • Rock Band: "Hitch A Ride" by Boston - USD 1.99
  • Rock Band: "Peace of Mind" by Boston - USD 1.99
  • Rock Band: "Rock and Roll Band" by Boston - USD 1.99
  • Rock Band: "Smokin'" by Boston - USD 1.99
  • Rock Band: "Something About You" by Boston - USD 1.99
  • Rock Band: Boston Pack 01 - USD 9.99
  • Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore - 42 songs at USD 1.99

Virtual Console

Europe

  • Cruis'n (N64) - 1000 Wii Points (GBP 7 / EUR 10 approx)
  • Uridium (C64) - 500 Wii Points (GBP 3.50 / EUR 5 approx)
  • International Karate (C64) - 500 Wii Points (GBP 3.50 / EUR 5 approx)

Metaboli

Ultimate Collection

  • Desperate Housewives
  • Neverwinter Nights Deluxe
  • The Temple of Elemental Evil
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon 3
  • Jewel Craft

Essential Collection

  • Neverwinter Nights Deluxe
  • The Temple of Elemental Evil
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon 3

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