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279w ago - Today Mike Kebby of the SCEE PlayStation Store Team has shared this week's European PSN update, as follows:

Today, as most of you blog readers will know, is the day that we unleash the ModNation Racers Beta for you, and for the first 100,000 people who download it when the store updates (should be mid-afternoon), I can assure you, you'll be having a LOT of fun. I will update on here, and via my twitter feed, as soon as the store is live.

We also have a fresh batch of special offers available for you, with a selection that should cater for all tastes. Personally, I think Smash Cars is great value, and that reduction on Unbound Saga is also very tempting is it not? Okay, enough tactless sales attempts I promise.

We also have some new dynamic themes for Heavy Rain, Buzz! and Singstar, and another mini title, Vector TD, is added to the minis family. This is all wrapped up with a few more bits and pieces, full details below.

Finally, this week, in another attempt to shamelessly please you all with freebies, I have a couple of handfuls of dynamically themed codes (very subtle hint on what they're for I know) to give away.

However, rather than ask you to pander to me for them, let's try this instead; those who want to try and get a code from me reply below completing the following sentence "I don't deserve one of your codes because..." I'll give codes away today and tomorrow, to those replies I deem the best.

I look forward to reading your comments

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Special Offers

(Valid until the 4th of February)

• Smash Cars (was - £11.99/€14.99 now - £6.29/€7.99)
• Digger HD (was - £7.99/€9.99 now - £4.79/€5.99)
• Cuboid (was - £7.99/€9.99 now - £5.49/€6.99)
• Interpol (was - £7.99/€9.99 now - £5.49/€6.99)
• Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom (was - £7.99/€9.99 now - £5.49/€6.99)
• Unbound Saga (PSP) (was - £11.99/€14.99 now - £3.99/€4.99)
• Buzz! Master Quiz (PSP) (was - £19.99/€29.99 now - £14.99/€19.99)
• Elemental Monster TD Portable (PSP) (was - £6.29/€7.99 now - £3.19/€3.99)
• LocoRoco (PSP) (was - £14.99/€19.99 now - £11.99/€14.99)
• Super Stardust Portable (PSP) (was - £6.29/€7.99 now - £3.99/€4.99)

Beta (free)

ModNation Racers (limited to first 100,000 users who download, the bet will, then will be removed from the store) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

minis (emulated for PS3/PSP)

Vector TD (£2.49/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Not available in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain and Switzerland

Add-On Game Content

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast - Warriors of Justice Pack (free) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

Rock Band

• 1901 by Phoenix (£0.99/€1.49)
• Blue Jeans by Silvertide (£0.99/€1.49)
• Lisztomania by Phoenix (£0.99/€1.49)
• Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live Anthology Pack 2 (£4.99/€7.99)
• (contains the following tracks which are also sold separately)
• A Woman In Love (Live) (£0.99/€1.49)
• Breakdown (Live) (£0.99/€1.49)
• Century City (Live) (£0.99/€1.49)
• Jammin' Me (Live) (£0.99/€1.49)
• Nightwatchman (Live) (£0.99/€1.49)
• The Waiting (Live) (£0.99/€1.49)
Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not available in Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and UAE

Guitar Hero 5

• Metal Track Pack (£4.39/€5.49) (contains the following tracks which are also sold separately)
• Laser Cannon Deth Sentence By Dethklok (£1.59/€1.99)
• Still I Rise By Shadows Fall (£1.59/€1.99)
• Twilight Of The Thunder God By Amon Amarth (£1.59/€1.99)
• The New Blues Masters Track Pack (£4.39/€5.49)
• (contains the following tracks which are also sold separately)
• Broken Man By Scott Mckeon (£1.59/€1.99)
• Lonesome Road Blues By Joe Bonamassa (£1.59/€1.99)
• Who I Am By Tyler Bryant (£1.59/€1.99)
Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not available in Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates

(Locale Additions)

SOCOM: Confrontation - Cold Front Map Pack (€9.99) Rating: USK 16
Availability: Added to Germany

Fallout 3

• Broken Steel (€9.99)
• Operation Anchorage (€9.99)
• The Pitt (€9.99)
• Point Lookout (€9.99)
• Mothership Zeta (€9.99)
Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: Added to Switzerland

Videos (free)

DC Universe Doomsday First Look Trailer

Dynamic Themes

Heavy Rain Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
Singstar Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
Buzz! Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)

Wallpapers (free)

Dante's Inferno Violence Circle Wallpaper
LocoRoco Midnight Carnival Party Wallpaper

PlayStation Store via PSP and Media Go

Special Offers (also available via the PS3 store)

(Valid until the 4th of February)

• Unbound Saga (PSP) (was - £11.99/€14.99 now - £3.99/€4.99)
• Buzz! Master Quiz (PSP) (was - £19.99/€29.99 now - £14.99/€19.99)
• Elemental Monster TD Portable (PSP) (was - £6.29/€7.99 now - £3.19/€3.99)
• LocoRoco (PSP) (was - £14.99/€19.99 now - £11.99/€14.99)
• Super Stardust Portable (PSP) (was - £6.29/€7.99 now - £3.99/€4.99)

Downloadable Games (also available via the PS3 store)

Need for Speed Underground Rivals (£15.99/€19.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

The History Channel: The Great Battles of Rome (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not available in Czech Republic and Poland

Ben 10: Protector of Earth (£9.99/€14.99) Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: Not available in Belgium, Netherlands and Russia

(Locale Additions)

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (€29.99) Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: Added to all locales (already available in the UK)

minis (also available via the PS3 store)

Vector TD (£2.49/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Not available in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain and Switzerland

Themes (free)

Savage Moon Theme Red
Savage Moon Theme Weapon
Savage Moon Theme Tower

Wallpapers (free)

LocoRoco Midnight Carnival Party Wallpaper
LocoRoco Midnight Carnival Christmas Wallpaper

European PlayStation Store Update for January 21, 2010

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#4 - dock12 - 279w ago
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Mod Nation Racers Beta is still up !

But dling takes some time.

#3 - PS4 News - 279w ago
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LOL I thought I was losing it when people were replying with all this "code talk" but then I re-read the first post and realized Sony mentioned them in their EU PS Blog entry.

To clarify, for those seeking the free codes you would have to reply in their own thread here to be eligible for them:

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2010/01/21/%e2%80%98heads-up%e2%80%99-playstation-store-update-21st-january-2010/

Good luck peoples!

#2 - Raze1988 - 279w ago
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Downloading ModNation Racers Beta as I type! It's 2GB, so I still have to wait before I can let loose my imagination.

Oh, and: I don't deserve one of your codes because I'm a basement-dwelling Neckbeard without any social skills and I refresh PS3news.com at least 2 times per minute.

#1 - DarkStyler - 279w ago
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I don't deserve one of your codes because i am a worm that crawls out of my wormhole only to read your site...!