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Store Update: 7th January 2014 (North America)

Posted by Sammy Barker

We hope that you're not too hungry

It’s the first North American PlayStation Store update of the year, and Sony has decided to have mercy upon our sanity. While the pre-Christmas refreshes proved a nightmare to format, this particular offering is petite enough to not waste our entire day. Highlights include Don’t Starve on the PlayStation 4 (which is free for PlayStation Plus subscribers), as well as PlayStation Portable juggle-‘em-up Streetkix Freestyle. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin.

PS4 Games

Don’t Starve ($14.99)
Don’t Starve: Console Edition is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home.

PS3 Games

Tiny Brains ($19.99, Cross-Buy)
‘Tiny Brains’ is a cooperative puzzle that follows four super-powered lab animals in their attempt to escape a mad scientist’s experiments. In this joyously chaotic multiplayer game, the four ‘Tiny Brains’ must combine their unique physics-based powers to navigate through a trick-ridden maze. All of the puzzles in ‘Tiny Brains’ can be solved multiple ways depending on how groups combine their powers. Attractive to both hardcore and casual fans, the game has competitive leaderboards and challenging fast paced communicative play along with simple controls so players of any level can jump right in.

Twisted Lands: Shadow Town ($11.99)
One of the best Hidden Object Games now on PlayStation®3 system! Muster up all your courage to walk through the gloomy streets of a mysterious city where ghosts, magical fantasies, and chilling adventures lurk at every turn. Help Mark and Angel find each other in a dense fog of puzzling secrets where the ghosts of people long gone are crying out for help. Their secrets are directly related to the story of our heroes – help these restless souls to find eternal peace so that two young people can meet again…

PSP Games

StreetKix: Freestyle ($11.99)
Join up to compete head to head with some of the toughest Freestyle competition in the game or take on the journey to travel the three cities and master their unique tricks and trials of STREETKIX:FREESTYLE! Win shirts, gain soccer tricks, pick up special soccer balls with unique powers! All of this and more await you in the world of STREETKIX:FREESTYLE!

PS Vita Bundle

Furmins + Bonus World ($6.49)
Lead the Furmins through over 100 ingeniously designed and visually stunning levels. Furmins provides hours of brain-twisting fun for fans of physics-based puzzle games. Guide all the Furmins to the basket (level exit) by re-arranging a variety of items and using bumpers with well-timed precision. Wisely place items to create pathways and physical chain reactions which help the Furmins reach their goal while earning Star points to unlock new Levels.

PS4 Add-ons

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Illustrious Pirates Pack ($9.99 $6.99, Free for Season Pass)

PS3 Add-ons

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Illustrious Pirates Pack ($9.99 $6.99, Free for Season Pass)

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know
Gunter ($1.99)
King of Mars ($1.99)
Peppermint Butler ($1.99)

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness
Raspberyl (Free)

LittleBigPlanet 2
Batgirl Costume ($1.99, Cross-Buy, Free for DC Season Pass)
Batman Costume ($1.99, Cross-Buy, Free for DC Season Pass)
DC Comics Costume Pack 2 ($5.99, Cross-Buy, Free for DC Season Pass)
Harley Quinn Costume ($1.99, Cross-Buy, Free for DC Season Pass)
Joker Costume ($1.99, Cross-Buy, Free for DC Season Pass)
Poison Ivy Costume ($1.99, Cross-Buy, Free for DC Season Pass)

LittleBigPlanet Karting
Batgirl Costume ($1.99, Cross-Buy, Free for DC Season Pass)
Batman Costume ($1.99, Cross-Buy, Free for DC Season Pass)
DC Comics Costume Pack 2 ($5.99, Cross-Buy, Free for DC Season Pass)
Harley Quinn Costume ($1.99, Cross-Buy, Free for DC Season Pass)
Joker Costume ($1.99, Cross-Buy, Free for DC Season Pass)
Poison Ivy Costume ($1.99, Cross-Buy, Free for DC Season Pass)

Magic 2014 Duels of the Planeswalkers
Deck Pack 3 ($2.99)

PayDay 2
Sweet Tooth Mask (Free)

Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
Stadium Pack (Free)

Rocksmith 2014
Aerosmith Song Pack ($11.99)
Aerosmith – Dream On ($2.99)
Aerosmith – Legendary Child ($2.99)
Aerosmith – Oh Yeah ($2.99)
Aerosmith – Same Old Song And Dance ($2.99)
Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion ($2.99)
Muse Song Pack – ($11.99)

Saints Row IV
Anime Pack ($1.99)

The Last of Us
Blaze Helmet ($1.99, Free for Season Pass)
Camo Dirtbike Helmet ($1.99, Free for Season Pass)
Desert Mask ($0.99, Free for Season Pass)
Dirtbike Helmet ($0.99, Free for Season Pass)
Dive Goggles ($0.99, Free for Season Pass)
Glossy Helmet ($0.99, Free for Season Pass)
Havoc Helmet ($1.99, Free for Season Pass)
Motorcycle Helmet ($0.99, Free for Season Pass)
Rally Bundle ($8.99, Free for Season Pass, includes exclusive Flame Motorcycle Helmet)

WWE 2K14
Virgil (Free)
Legends and Creations Pack ($8.99)
Ultimate Warrior ($1.99)
Undertaker – Exclusive Character ($1.99)

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels Plus
Chance For Gold Deck ($2.99)
Pieces Of Exodia Deck ($2.99)
Reflection Destruction Deck ($2.99)
Release The Iron Core Deck ($2.99)
Returning To Mist Valley Deck ($2.99)
Ritual Victory Deck ($2.99)
Silent Levels Deck ($2.99)
Syncing Dragon Deck ($2.99)
Weapons Of Power Deck ($2.99)
Worm Unity Deck ($2.99)

PS Vita Add-ons

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
Batgirl Costume ($1.99, Cross-Buy, Free for DC Season Pass)
Batman Costume ($1.99, Cross-Buy, Free for DC Season Pass)
DC Comics Costume Pack 2 ($5.99, Cross-Buy, Free for DC Season Pass)
Harley Quinn Costume ($1.99, Cross-Buy, Free for DC Season Pass)
Joker Costume ($1.99, Cross-Buy, Free for DC Season Pass)
Poison Ivy Costume ($1.99, Cross-Buy, Free for DC Season Pass)

PS3 Avatars

20 Item Value Pack ($6.99)
9 Item Value Pack 2 ($3.99)
6 Bundle Value Pack 2 ($2.99)
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Aveline ($0.49)
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Blackbeard Scream ($0.49)
Disgaea 4: Battlesuit ($0.49)
Disgaea 4: Desco 4 ($0.49)
Disgaea 4: Hugo ($0.49)
Disgaea 4: Masked Hero ($0.49)
Disgaea 4: Mothman ($0.49)
Disgaea 4: Nekomata ($0.49)
Disgaea D2: Asagi ($0.49)
Disgaea D2: Barbara ($0.49)
Disgaea D2: Etna ($0.49)
Disgaea D2: Flonne ($0.49)
Disgaea D2: Girl Laharl ($0.49)
Disgaea D2: Laharl ($0.49)
Disgaea D2: Sicily ($0.49)
Disgaea D2: Valkyrie ($0.49)
Disgaea D2: Warrior ($0.49)
Disgaea D2: Xenolith ($0.49)
Lightning Returns FF XIII – Hope ($0.49)
Lightning Returns FF XIII – Icon ($0.49)
Lightning Returns FF XIII – Lightning ($0.49)
Lightning Returns FF XIII – Lumina ($0.49)
Lightning Returns FF XIII – Noel ($0.49)
Lightning Returns FF XIII – Snow ($0.49)
Lightning Returns FF XIII – Vanille ($0.49)
NBA 2K14 – Boston Celtics ($0.49)
NBA 2K14 – Brooklyn Nets ($0.49)
NBA 2K14 – Golden State Warriors ($0.49)
NBA 2K14 – Los Angeles Clippers ($0.49)
NBA 2K14 – Los Angeles Lakers ($0.49)
NBA 2K14 – New York Knicks ($0.49)
NBA 2K14 – Philadelphia 76ers ($0.49)
NBA 2K14 – Phoenix Suns ($0.49)
NBA 2K14 – Sacramento Kings ($0.49)
NBA 2K14 – Toronto Raptors ($0.49)
Omg Wtf ($0.99)
Pirate ($0.99)
Reggae Lion ($0.99)
Spray And Pray ($0.99)
The Guided Fate Paradox – Cheriel ($0.49)
The Guided Fate Paradox – Frunetti ($0.49)
The Guided Fate Paradox – Galtion ($0.49)
The Guided Fate Paradox – Kuroiel ($0.49)
The Guided Fate Paradox – Lanael ($0.49)
The Guided Fate Paradox – Lilliel ($0.49)
The Guided Fate Paradox – Minamo ($0.49)
The Guided Fate Paradox – Misery ($0.49)
The Guided Fate Paradox – Mysiel ($0.49)
The Guided Fate Paradox – Neliel ($0.49)
The Guided Fate Paradox – Rakiel ($0.49)
The Guided Fate Paradox – Renya ($0.49)
The Guided Fate Paradox – Satanael ($0.49)
The Guided Fate Paradox – Varael ($0.49)
Usa Skull Flag ($0.99)
Zombie War ($0.99)
Bling Skull ($3.99)
Born To Kill ($0.99)
Canada Skull Flag ($0.99)
Cartoon Eyes ($0.99)
Caution Zombies ($0.99)
Diamond ($0.99)
Game Over ($0.99)
Hacker ($0.99)
Hasta La Vista ($0.99)
I Love Girl Gamers ($0.99)
I Love Guns ($0.99)
Kill Or Be Killed ($0.99)

PS3 Themes

A Dynamic New Years Pinup Theme ($2.99)
Amira Cyberpunk Dynamic Scifi Theme ($2.99)
Angel of Death Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Anne Stokes Static Theme Series 4 ($1.99)
Big Foot Gaze Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Bigfoot Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Digital Blasphemy Series 6 Static Theme ($1.99)
Fantasy Idols Volume 2 Static Theme ($1.99)
Fantasy Idols Volume 3 Static Theme ($1.99)
Forest Elf Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
NHL Canucks Grinder Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
NHL: Blackhawks Grinder Static Theme ($1.99)
NHL: Blues Grinder Static Theme ($1.99)
NHL: Bruins Grinder Static Theme ($1.99)
NHL: Canadiens Grinder Static Theme ($1.99)
NHL: Canucks Grinder Static Theme ($1.99)
NHL: Flames Grinder Static Theme ($1.99)
NHL: Flyers Grinder Static Theme ($1.99)
NHL: Jets Grinder Static Theme ($1.99)
NHL: Kings Grinder Static Theme ($1.99)
NHL: Maple Leafs Grinder Static Theme ($1.99)
NHL: Oilers Grinder Static Theme ($1.99)
NHL: Penguins Grinder Static Theme ($1.99)
NHL: Rangers Grinder Static Theme ($1.99)
NHL: Red Wings Grinder Static Theme ($1.99)
Rage Bundle IV ($4.99)
Skyshot Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
The Reaper Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Werewolf Battlecry Dynamic Theme ($2.99)


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User Comments (19)



Gemuarto said:

PS4 is starving for some new AAA games. And it is really insulting to sell game which called like that, now.

Tried Don't Starve, and it is really boring and stupid time killer, if you ask me. I can't understand why someone will play this game.Tokyo Jungle was so much better.




I'll give it a bash if it hits EU store today.

Starving? I've only done NFS, halfway through Shadow Fall SP but loads left to do in MP, scores and trophies to get in Zen, started Trine 2 a few days ago, started playing Warframe, done Resogun but need high scores(!). Don't own CoD, Battlefield, Lego Marvel, Fifa, NBA 2k/EA, Knack, Assassins Creed, Just Dance, Injustice... Still plenty out there for me.



get2sammyb said:

@Gemuarto It hasn't even been out for two months yet. I wish I'd got enough time to play everything - I haven't even took the wrapper off my copy of Injustice yet. /SobStory.




@get2sammyb #firstworldproblems

I'm tempted by Injustice, very tempted. The Vita version looks ugly, and I just got BlazBlue on Plus and already have SFxT for that anyway. It's also the cheapest trade in game going for PS4...hmmmm




Just reading back the thread there, kind of looks like I'm suggesting that Just Dance IS for IS NOT...;-p



Gemuarto said:

@get2sammyb @KALofKRYPTON Guys, there were no new big games realeses since launch day, so tell what you want, but it is what it is. And I don't care about sport games and MP in FPS =(. And, to tell you the truth, don't want to play pastgen games and boring F2P on next gen console. So recalling what Gamer83 told about Whatch Dogs and Drive Club delays, I think he was right. I don't mind about developers polishing those games, though. But those delays really made some game vacuum for people who want real nextgen. So it's pretty funny to realese Don't Starve right now =). It's like messege from Sony - be patient =)




What do you consider to be 'real next gen'?

Graphics? That's the only really appreciable 'next gen' thing about Drive Club and Watch Dogs. There are already games that run comparable physics engines and sandbox sizes. GTA V is huge, and there's more than enough physics based racers out there. By your logic, you're moaning about not having 'next gen' games by talking about two delayed games; one of which is a racing game-the classic new console show off because they can only get prettier and an action adventure game that is mostly just Assassin's Creed in a trench coat, but prettier.

Are you expecting your PS4 to suddenly affirm your life with it's 'next gen'ness in a few months?

Also, launch was 2 months ago, 8 weeks...I mean, that's like no time!



Lionhart said:

I think it's really awesome that Klei is working to bring Don't Starve to the PS Vita.



get2sammyb said:

@Gemuarto I think you're going to have a long year if you feel that way now. Last year was wall-to-wall releases because everyone was just finishing their final PS3 projects. This year is going to be barren, because everyone is just starting their PS4 projects.



Gemuarto said:

@get2sammyb @KALofKRYPTON Wow, you guys are so evil =(.

And I just told that it's funny and insulting to realese Don't Starve now. Eh... Whatever... People are pretty mad this days.

To tell you the truth I never cared to play all those Lego, CoD, BF, AC, NFS series on PS3 and one year old Injustice, too. And when you suggest me to start them on PS4. I really feel that there is games vacuum on PS4. And, for you to know, I'm not accusing, just telling. So stop reacting like I am angry and mad like you. I understand that PS4 is new console and it is always like that with new consoles. Meh.... But that doesn't mean that I can't tell what I think about it.

By nextgen, I mean new IPs and games that were developed with PS4 in mind. I think that Watch Dogs and Drive Club are games like that. And Thief, too, for example. Knack and Killzone are nextgen, too, in my opinion.





Insulting? Right.

Look, no one's being evil, but the launch line up and release schedule have been around for a while, yes Watch Dogs Drive Club are delayed, but did you buy a PS4 just for those 2 games?



Tasuki said:

I will agree with @Gemuarto the launch line up is somewhat lacking but then again tell me a system who's launch line up didn't suck. Still though there are some great games out there like Resogun (There you go @get2sammyb) AC IV and a few others. If you are looking for new IP what about Knack?

Anyway back on track here I might check out Don't Starve I remember @SuperKMx doing a wright up on that one for the PC version of that one on Pure Xbox and it sounded like alot of fun, and since thats free that's an even better reason to check it out.



Splat said:

There seems to be a new set of MP Add-ons for The Last of Us every week... I want the SP DLC!



Gemuarto said:

@KALofKRYPTON Oh, man, I thought that was funny. Had no idea that you and Sammy will start to tell that old story about Injustice and no time to play. I heard it like 1000 times, already =).

I bought PS4 for Knack, Resogun, Contrast and Killzone. And I alredy beat them and want moar nextgen. And with Drive Club and Watch Dogs... waiting for Infamous, Thief, MGS and a lot of other goodies could be so much better =). Not sure about Watch Dogs, though, but at least, it's something new and I like to try it out. If you try to look at PS4 the same eyes you look at PS3. 3 month without 60$ games realeses is really starving =). So everyone will play Tomb Raider, as Square Enix hopes =).

Heh, I think if you have time to play Injustice, you have a lot of time to play. Because I don't have time to play it and those outdated series like BF, CoD, Lego and setera.



Gamer83 said:


Can't wait for Feb. and Thief, hope it's good. I just paid it off along with inFamous and MGS V: Ground Zeroes since there's an actual physical copy of MGS that will be available for PS4. Jan. will be slow but at least Feb. and March should be strong. And April as well for me since I like baseball and MLB The Show will be releasing.



Gamer83 said:

By the way I was at GameStop and right now Watch_Dogs isn't even on the list for pre-orders. That can't be good news regarding that game. DriveClub I believe is March so you racing guys can look forward to that.

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