Samurai almost definitely shouted out emotive words during battle, such as "Pow! Heyar! Boff!" We would. Those swords are a bit good, too. So samurai are brilliant, we've determined, and you can get a taste of life as one in Samurai Warriors 2 expansion Xtreme Legends. It costs 20 pounds, though, so hold your horses for our thoughts if you're not sure.
Live Marketplace also the Legendary Map Pack for Halo 3. Master Chief put a lot of time into making this and is asking for a handful of your money. Should be worth it, though, the last pack was. There is a free Dope Bag map pack for Kane & Lynch to pick up as well.
Otherwise there are Condemned 2 and Universe at War demos up for grabs. Get the first, ignore the second.
The PlayStation Store got a redecoration and didn't they do well? Except, well, it was a bit slow because it was so popular. The headline addition hear was the Metal Gear Online beta client, which goes live a couple of days ahead of its Monday launch, presumably so you can get it all set up and avoid traffic jams next week.
Sony also popped out fresh content for a host of games, such as the Broken Mirror pack for Warhawk, some extra dragons and control options for Lair, and a solo add-on for Super Stardust HD. The only demo was one for SEGA Superstars Tennis.
Nintendo rather unfortunately slipped back into its one a week Virtual Console routine, so Phantasy Star III for the Megadrive is all you're getting today.
Also of note this week is TrackMania Nations Forever. It is free, but is great fun and it lets you play against those who paid for TrackMania United in online mulitplayer. But if you want to buy United, then developer Nadeo Studio is throwing in a TrackMania United Forever expansion for free.
There's also a PC demo of Kung Fu Panda. Smashing.
Xbox Live Arcade
- Rocky and Bullwinkle - 800 Microsoft Points (GBP 6.80 / EUR 9.60)
- Battlezone - 400 Microsoft Points (GBP 3.40 / EUR 4.80)
Xbox Live Marketplace
- Universe at War: Earth Assault
- Condemned 2 (not for Germany)
- Samurai Warriors 2: Xtreme Legends expansion - 2400 Microsoft Points (GBP 20.40 / EUR 28.80)
- Halo 3: Legendary Map Pack (along with a theme to promote it) - 800 Microsoft Points (GBP 6.80 / EUR 9.60)
- Kane & Lynch: The Dope Bag - Free
- heaps of Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol songs
- Rock Band: "Saints of Los Angeles" by Motley Crue - 80 (GBP 0.68 / EUR 96)
- Rock Band: "Call Me" by Blondie - 160 Microsoft Points (GBP 1.36 / EUR 1.92)
- Rock Band: "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd - 160 Microsoft Points (GBP 1.36 / EUR 1.92)
- Rock Band: "Message in a Bottle" by The Police - 160 Microsoft Points (GBP 1.36 / EUR 1.92)
- Rock Band: Classic Rock Pack ("Call Me", "Simple Man", "Message in a Bottle") - 440 Microsoft Points (GBP 374 / EUR 5.28)
- Video: No Country for Old Men
- SEGA Superstars Tennis
- Warhawk: Broken Mirror pack - GBP 3.99
- Super Stardust HD: Solo add-on - GBP 2.99
- Guitar Hero III: Dropkick Murphys song pack - Free
- Lair: Deadly Dragons pack - Free
- Metal Gear Online beta client - Free
- Gran Turismo 5 Prologue - USD 39.99
- UEFA Euro 2008
- Warhawk: Broken Mirror pack - USD 7.99
- Warhawk: Booster Combo (Broken Mirror and Omega Dawn) - USD 11.99
- Super Stardust HD: Solo add-on - USD 4.99
- Lair: Deadly Dragons pack - Free
- Rock Band: "Still Alive" by GLaDOS - Free
- Rock Band: "Sprode" by Freezepop - USD 0.99
- Rock Band: "Shake" by Count Zero - USD 0.99
- Rock Band: "Rock Rebellion" by Bang Camaro - USD 0.99
- Rock Band: Harmonix Pack ("Sprode", "Shake", "Rock Rebellion") - USD 2.99
- Rock Band: "Call Me" by Blondie - USD 1.99
- Rock Band: "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd - USD 1.99
- Rock Band: "Message in a Bottle" by The Police - USD 1.99
- Rock Band: Classic Rock Pack ("Call Me", "Simple Man", "Message in a Bottle") - USD 5.49
- Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom (Megadrive) - 800 Wii Points (GBP 6 / EUR 8 approx)
- Fantasy Zone (Master System) - 400 Wii Points (GBP 3 / EUR 4 approx)
- Mega Turrican (Megadrive) - 800 Wii Points (GBP 6 / EUR 8 approx)
- Rainbow Six Vegas 2 - USD 49.95
- TrackMania United (gives free access to TrackMania United Forever) - USD 39.95
- TrackMania Nations Forever - Free
- Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
- Heroes of Might & Magic 5