The PlayStation Store Is Back: Here’s What to Buy

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Well, for once, the gap between Sony’s plans and the execution of said plans doesn’t have everyone waiting for weeks on end. Just a few days ago, the PlayStation manufacturer promised that their online store would be operational again before the end of the week and whaddya know, it’s actually up and running on this fine Thurssday morn.

Not only is the PlayStation Store back, it’s sporting what appears to be their biggest update ever. Be warned, however, that the free Welcome Back content promised to each and every PSN user isn’t live yet. But scads of content await your hungry little hard drive, including full game trials, DLC, game updates and demos. So, let’s say you’ve been saving up cash during the PSN outage. What should you blow it on?  Herewith, a quick list.

L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass

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Rockstar Games has outlined their DLC plans and it looks like they aim to keep you interrogating persons of interest all summer. Two new cases–The Naked City and A Slip of the Tongue–went live yesterday and more are scheduled for June and July. All those suits, guns and cases will run you $20 if you buy them separately but Rockstar’s offering the new L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass at an introductory offer of $10. Purchase it now and you’ll automatically get all the DLC for the hit detective thriller as it becomes available.

Rock Band 3 tracks

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Celebrate with a little music, why don’t you? Harmonix’s ever-expanding catalog of playable tunes returns with fresh jams perfect for a “Welcome Back, PSN” party. Among them:

  • “Born This Way” – Lady Gaga ($1.99)
  • “King Of Rock” – Run-DMC ($1.99)
  • “Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)” – Roy Orbison ($1.99)
  • “Do You Feel Like We Do (Live)” – Peter Frampton ($1.99)

Anyone sense a theme there?

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