Skip to main content

Long read: The beauty and drama of video games and their clouds

"It's a little bit hard to work out without knowing the altitude of that dragon..."

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

PSN update: Monster Hunter and more

Rock Band Unplugged demo, for example.

PSP demos for Monster Hunter Freedom Unite and Rock Band Unplugged lead the PlayStation Store refresher this week. The former is being thrust on Europe by both Capcom and Sony as the pair try to spark a Japanese-style frenzy when the game launches in late June. The latter, while we're on topic, has face-button presses instead of instrument peripherals. Rock Band Unplugged is also out in late June.

There are samplers for CellFactor: Psychokinetic Wars and Inferno Pool - the two PSN game offerings this week. CellFactor is an FPS and Inferno Pool is a pool (the one with cues) game. Try them. Go on.

We like the look of the 2000 AD-themed costumes for LittleBigPlanet because we like comic books, and we feel we ought to mention the inspirationally named Ferrari Challenge "Pack of 5 New Cars and 1 Track".

The Corporate Warfare DLC for Saints Row 2 shows up, and there are more freebies for MotorStorm and Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2.

There's the usual spattering of Rock Band tracks, although we're only offered one Guitar Hero song this week.

PS3 Games

  • CellFactor: Psychokinetic Wars - GBP 7.99 / EUR 9.99
  • Inferno Pool - GBP 6.29 / EUR 7.99

PS3 Demos

  • Crash Commando
  • CellFactor: Psychokinetic Wars

PSP Demos

  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
  • Rock Band Unplugged

PS3 Game Content

  • MotorStorm Pacific Rift: Mohawk Signature Livery Pack - Free
  • Sonic Unleashed: Apotos & Shamar Adventure Pack - GBP 2.39 / EUR 2.99
  • Saints Row 2: Corporate Warfare - GBP 4.79 / EUR 5.99
  • Ferrari Challenge: Car and Track Pack (Enzo Ferrari, Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Ferrari 700 GTB Fiorano, Ferrari 612 Sessanta, Ferrari F330 P4, Nurburgring) - GBP 4.49 / EUR 4.99 (cars GBP 1.29 / EUR 1.49 each, track GBP 2.89 / EUR 2.99)
  • Cuboid: Pack Bundle (Level Editor, Levels Pack) - GBP 7.99 / EUR 9.99 (Level Editor GBP 4.79 / EUR 5.99, Levels Pack GBP 3.19 / EUR 3.99)
  • Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2: Additional Missions 4, 5, 6 - Free
  • LittleBigPlanet: 2000 AD Costume Kit (Judge Dredd, Hammerstein, Johnny Alpha, Rogue Trooper) - GBP 4.79 / EUR 5.99 (GBP 1.59 / EUR 1.99 each)
  • Rock Band: Ministry Pack ("Cuz U R Next", "LiesLiesLies", "The Great Satan") - GBP 3.19 / EUR 3.99 (GBP 0.99 / EUR 1.49 each)
  • Rock Band: "Linger" by The Cranberries - GBP 0.99 / EUR 1.49
  • Rock Band: "She's Not There", "Tell Her No" by The Zombies - GBP 0.99 / EUR 1.49 each
  • Guitar Hero World Tour: "The Touch" by Stan Bush - GBP 1.59 / EUR 1.99

PSP Game Content

  • Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce: Additional Quests 1 - Free


  • Killzone 2: Badge Abilities (Assault, Engineer, Medic, Saboteur, Scout, Tactician)
  • Trash Panic
  • MAG
  • Uncharted 2 (Multiplayer)