Gaming News and Deals for 3/7/12

Peter Molyneux is a pretty controversial figure who has overseen some pretty impressive titles in the past like Black and White and the commercially successful Fable series.  Well, he has apparently left Microsoft's Lionhead Studios for a new company called 22 Cans.  Molyneux has always been a bit of a lightning rod for criticism, often promising a lot more than he can deliver - but the games that were delivered still generally got good reviews and were commercially successful.

Moving on to various deals that caught my eye this week:


Fans of Borderlands on the 360 will see addon content at half-off (I still feel there should have been a Bioware half-off deal.  I've been waiting to update content for Dragon Age 2 and prior Mass Effect titles for awhile, dangit).

Steam's got a few discounts going, but their most notable right now is the 66% off of all Sims 3 content.

And while Sony's showing last week was a bit soft, this week there is a lot to like.  And it comes on a couple of fronts.

The first is Sony's Gamers Choice Awards for 2012 in which gamers got to vote last week on games from various categories.  The winners have been announced and these titles will be available for 30% off to general users, and 50% off for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

- Best PSN Exclusive: inFAMOUS Festival of Blood - $6.99 or $4.89 for PS+
- Best PSN Game: Resident Evil 4 - $13.99 or $9.79
- Best PSN Game Playable Online: Street Fighter III: Third Strike - $10,49/$7.34
- Best PS3 Full Game: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - $20.99/$14.69
- Best PlayStation Move Game: Dungeon Hunter: Alliance - $9.09/$6.36
- Best 3D Game: God of War: Origins Collection - $27.99/$19.59
- Best PS one Classic: Chrono Trigger - $6.99/$4.89
- Best PlayStation Mini: Angry Birds - $2.79/$1.95
- Best PSP Game: Dissida 012[duodecim] Final Fantasy - $20.99/$14.69
- Best PSN Indie Games: Limbo - $10.49/$7.34

And then there's the weekly PlayStation Store update.

PlayStation Plus
  • Exclusive:
    • Journey Full Game (Early Access – $14.99)
    • Mass Effect 3 Full Game Trial
    • Tom Clancy’S H.A.W.X 2 Full Game Trial
    • Qore Episode 46 (Early Access – Free)
  • Free Games:
    • Sly Cooper and the Thievius Racoonus
    • Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
    • Bermuda Triangle mini
    • Um Jammer Lammy – PSone Classic
  • Discounts:
    • MotorStorm RC (PS Plus Price: $7.49)
    • GCA Winner – Best PSN Game: Resident Evil 4 (PS+ Price $9.79)
    • GCA Winner – Best Online Playable: Street Fighter 3 Online Edition (PS+ Price: $7.34)
    • GCA Winner – Best 3D Game: God of War: Orgins Collection (PS+ Price: $19.59)
    • GCA Winner – Best PS3 Full Game: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (PS+ Price: $14.69)
    • GCA Winner- Best PlayStation Move Game: Dungeon Hunter Alliance (PS+ Price $6.29)
    • GCA Winner- Best PSN Exclusive: Infamous Festival of Blood (PS+ Price: $4.89)
    • GCA Winner – Best PSOne Classic: Chrono Trigger (PS+ Price: $4.89)
    • GCA Winner – Best Mini: Angry Birds (PS+ Price: $1.95)
    • GCA Winner – Best PSP game: DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY (PS+ Price: $14.69)
    • GCA Winner – Best Indie: Limbo (PS+ Price: $7.34)

PS Vita Games
  • MotorStorm RC PS Vita Presented by Scion (free)
    • Get ready for MotorStorm mayhem on a whole new scale. Collect and customize your remote controlled cars, compete in high-speed events in classic MotorStorm locations and challenge your friends on PS3 and PS Vita. By purchasing this download you’ll have access to this product on both PS3 and PS Vita.
  • MLB 12 THE SHOW ($34.99)
    • MLB 12 The Show is the latest release in a franchise has been the highest rated sports video game for the past 4 years. The Show enables its fans to immerse themselves in exhilarating baseball moments by delivering true-to-life gameplay, authentic franchise and season modes.
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 ($39.99)
    • The Battle is Building! Based on the last three Harry Potter books and final four films, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 takes players through Harry Potter’s heroic adventures in the Muggle and wizarding worlds.
  • Unit 13 ($35.99)
    • Jump into the action with Unit 13 for PlayStation Vita and conquer 36 tactical missions and 9 high value target battles as you help take down global terror networks and earn your place in the military elite.
PS Vita Demos (Free)
  • Super Stardust Delta Demo
PS Vita Add-Ons
  • Unit 13 Online Pass ($9.99)
  • MotorStorm RC Save Time! Full Game Pass ($1.49)
  • MotorStorm RC RARE Rally Cars (x2) (free – $0.99)
  • MotorStorm RC Save Time! RC Collection Pass ($0.99)
  • MotorStorm RC ELITE Add ons (x9) ($0.49 each)
  • MotorStorm RC Save Time! Access All Areas Pass ($0.99)
  • Blazblue: Cse – System Voice Arrange Litchi Type-A, Type-B (Vita DLC) ($5.99)
  • Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 – Ancient Warrior Pack (Cross Play With PS3) ($1.99)
  • Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 – Value Pack (Cross Play W/ PS3) ($19.99)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Officer Cards (x16) ($0.99 each)
  • MLB 12 THE SHOW 6000 Road to the Show points ($4.99 each)
  • MLB 12 THE SHOW Heal Road to the Show Injury ($0.99)
  • MLB 12 THE SHOW Online Pass ($9.99)
  • MLB 12 THE SHOW Franchise Funds Increase ($0.99)
  • MLB 12 THE SHOW Road to the Show Training Points (1000)
PS Vita Videos (free)
  • Unit 13 Launch Trailer
  • The Tester Season 3 Episode 5
PSN Games
  • MotorStorm RC ($9.99)
    • Take a test drive around some of the rescaled tracks from the MotorStorm RC Festival and get a taste of the high-speed action with four events and four remote control vehicles to choose from.
  • Start the Party! Save the World ($29.99)
    • Your PlayStation Move motion controller is about to turn into some of the craziest gadgets imaginable in Start the Party! Save the World on the PlayStation 3 system. From the depths of the ocean to skyscraper rooftops, Dr. Terrible is wreaking havoc.
PS3 Full Games
  • Mass Effect 3 ($59.99)
  • Tom Clancy’S H.A.W.X. 2 ($19.99)
Game Demos (free)
  • MotorStorm RC
  • Start the Party! Save the World
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
Add-on Game Content
  • MotorStorm RC Save Time! Full Game Pass ($1.49)
  • MotorStorm RC RARE Rally Cars (x2) ($0.99 – free)
  • MotorStorm RC Save Time! RC Collection Pass ($0.99)
  • MotorStorm RC ELITE Various Cars (x7) ($0.49 each)
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Costumes (x4) ($0.99 each)
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Deep Sea Adventures Costume Pack ($2.99)
  • Blazblue: Cse – System Voice Arrange Litchi Type-A, Type-B (PS3 DLC) ($5.99)
  • Rage Anarchy Edition – Store Release ($1.99)
  • Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 – Ancient Warrior Pack (Cross Play With Vita) ($19.99)
  • Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 – Value Pack (Cross Play W/ Vita) ($1.99)
  • Mass Effect 3 – From Ashes ($9.99)
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 DLC 12 Add Ons (x18) (free – $1.99 each)
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 Add on (x6) ($0.99 – $2.99 each)
  • MLB 12 THE SHOW Add ons (x8) ($0.99 – $9.99 each)
  • MLB 12 THE SHOW Online Pass ($9.99)
  • Rocksmith – Kryptonite By 3 Doors Down ($2.99)
  • Rocksmith – Loser By 3 Doors Down ($2.99)
  • Rocksmith – When I’m Gone By 3 Doors Down ($2.99)
  • Rocksmith – 3 Doors Down Song Pack ($2.99)
Rock Band 3
  • “Curl of the Burl” – Mastodon ($1.99)
  • “The Anthem” – Good Charlotte ($1.99)
  • “Santa Monica” – Everclear ($1.99)
Rock Band Network v2.0
  • “Blackbird” – Amberian Dawn ($1.99)
  • “Brodyquest” – Lemon Demon ($1.99)
  • “Hyperdrive” – Devin Townsend ($1.99)
  • “The Grinder’s Tale” – Wrong Side of Dawn ($0.99)
  • “Shipwrecked” – Alestorm ($1.99)
Updates
  • Resident Evil Code Veronica X HD (Sale) (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
  • Space Ace (Sale) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
  • Fancy Pants Adventures (Sale) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
  • Just Cause 2 (PS3 Full Game) (Price Change) (PS3) (now $19.99, original price $24.99)
  • Activision Hits Remixed (Price Change) (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
  • Cabela’s African Safari (Price Change) (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
  • Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts Ultimate Challenge (Price Change) (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
  • Cabela’s North American Adventures (Price Change) (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
  • Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant (Price Change) (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
  • Crash Of The Titans (Price Change) (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
  • Crash Tag Team Racing (Price Change) (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
  • Gun: Showdown (Price Change) (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
  • Monster Jam: Path Of Destruction (Price Change) (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
  • Rapala Trophies (Price Change) (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
  • Swat: Target Liberty (Price Change) (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
  • Street fighter 3 online edition (Sale) (PS3) (now $10.49, original price $14.99)
  • God of War: Origins Collection (Sale) (PS3) (now $27.99, original price $39.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Sale) (PS3) (now $20.99, original price $29.99)
  • Infamous Festival of Blood (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
  • Chrono Trigger (Sale) (PS one) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
  • Angrey Birds (Sale) (minis) (now $2.79, original price $3.99)
  • Dissidia 012 [duodecim] FINAL FANTASY (Sale) (PSP) (now $20.99, original price $29.99)
  • Limbo (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $14.99)
  • Dungeon Hunter Alliance (Sale) (PS3) (now $8.99, original price $12.99)
  • Jurassic Park: The Game (now $19.99, original price $29.99)
  • Resident Evil 4 (now $13.99, original price $19.99)
Avatars
  • Street Fighter X Tekken Avatars (x38) ($0.49 each)
  • Carnival Island Avatar Bundle 4 ($1.49)
Game Videos (free)
  • Unit 13 Launch Trailer
  • Twisted Metal Launch Trailer
  • The Tester Season 3 Episode 5
  • Major League Baseball 2K12 Official Trailer
  • Spec Ops: The Line – Multiplayer Trailer
  • Dragon’s Dogma Story Trailer
  • Resident Evil 6 1St Trailer
  • Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City Triple Threat Trailer
  • Mass Effect 3 Launch Trailer
  • Yakuza: Dead Souls Greatest Challenge Trailer
  • Tom Clancy’S Ghost Recon Future Soldier Single Player Trailer
PS3 Themes
  • Spongebob Squared Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
  • Cubixx Hd Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
  • Glitch by Studio Output Static Theme ($1.99)
  • Rage Comics – FFFUUU Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
  • Rage Comics – Forever Alone Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
  • Rage Comics – LOL Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
  • Rage Comics – Me Gusta Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
  • Rage Comics – Troll Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Music
  • Unit 13 – Original Soundtrack from the Video Game ($9.99)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)
  • Major League Baseball 2K12 (Digital) ($19.99)
    • The longest running Major League Baseball franchise returns to the virtual diamond with MLB 2K12 from 2K Sports. Featuring advanced pitching & hitting controls, detailed player tendencies & scouting reports, and immersive game modes for any level of fan, MLB 2K12 is the only game you’ll need this season.
  • Susume Tactics! ($4.99)
    • Save the earth from mystery species who attack and destroy cities in the earth. Beating them up to save the earth! SUSUME TACTICS brings you new experience of Strategic Puzzle Game. It is simple, but still learnable so that you can play it again and again!
Game Videos (free)
  • The Tester Season 3 Episode 5
PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)
  • Wendy PSP Theme (11-19) ($1.99 each)
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