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This week is a little thin on content – unless you’re really into Valentine’s Day.

That said, there’s still plenty of great content to check out – especially the public demo for Sony’s upcoming action-drama Heavy Rain (which was previously only available to players following the “Four Days” alternate reality game). Don’t forget to check out our impressions of the demo – and keep an eye out for our review of the full game when it’s released on February 24th.

Also, if you have yet to pick up a theme for your PS3 make sure to check out the dynamic themes for Flower and WipeOut HD. You can preview them on the PSN Store before you buy – they’re both pretty impressive.

Here is the full list of release information:

Feb. 16th Retail Game Releases:

Aliens vs. Predator (PS3)
Bringing the legendary war between two of science-fiction’s most popular characters to FPS fans, AvP delivers three outstanding single player campaigns and provides untold hours of unique 3-way multiplayer gaming. Experience distinctly new and thrilling first person gameplay as you survive, hunt and prey in the deadly jungles and swamps surrounding the damned colony of Freya’s Prospect.

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce (PS3)
With Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce up to four friends can join together online and experience Tactical Action combat in whole new way. As a team, players will travel to different cities throughout Imperial China to embark on quests, and use coordinated assaults to conquer heavily‐armed fortresses and colossal beasts.

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 (PSP)
The third installment in the Fireteam Bravo series, SOCOM US Navy Seals Fireteam Bravo 3 is a third-person tactical shooter for PSP that drops the player, as leader of a four man squad of Navy Seals, in the middle of an internal conflict in a fictional, former Soviet republic. Featuring a brand-new story exclusive to the PSP, over 70 weapons and items, outstanding graphics and online multiplayer options – including 16-player versus and 4-player co-op – it is a worthy addition to the Fireteam Bravo series.

Feb. 11th PlayStation Store Update (PS3):

Special Offers

  • Burnout Paradise Complete Edition Bundle ($29.99)
  • Burnout Paradise Complete Downloadable Content Bundle ($19.99)
  • Sonic Unleashed “Unleash Your Desire” Bundle ($11.99)
  • Valkyria Chronicles “Love Conquers All” Bundle ($9.99)

Price Updates

  • Patapon 2 Permanent Price Drop (now $14.99, original price $19.99)
  • Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack Bundle Temporary Sale (now $19.99, original price $24.99)
  • Trine Sale, One Week Only (now $9.99, original price $19.99)

PSone Classics

Dirt Jockey ($5.99)
Earn your license and get behind the wheel of your very own dump truck, bulldozer, wheel loader, or crane and see what it’s like to operate these massive machines.

Populous: The Beginning ($5.99)
Use your power and magic as a shaman to build armies, unleash awesome spells, and conquer all of the worlds in the solar system in this real-time strategy game sequel to the popular “god game” series. Download this PSone classic game today and conquer the solar system to become a god!

Sim Theme Park ($5.99)
Build and manage the theme park of your dreams! Take control of every aspect of managing your park, from the dimensions of the roller coasters to the prices of food and drinks, to keep the customers happy and your theme park thriving!

Game Demos (free)

Heavy Rain Demo
Get your hands on one of the most anticipated and talked about PlayStation 3 exclusives of 2010!

Add-on Game Content

LittleBigPlanet Valentine’s Day Mini-Pack ($2.99)
Get these Valentine’s costumes and stickers to spread some love in LittleBigPlanet!

LittleBigPlanet Chinese New Year Costume (free)
The best thing about Sackboy is that you can make him look and act exactly as you want. Download these additional costumes and really stand out from the crowd!

Blazblue: Calamity Trigger Other Unlimited Characters Unlocked ($4.99)
Unlimited characters step in the ring to join the fight!

Blazblue: Calamity Trigger Additional Character Colors (x6) ($1.99 each)
Additional color palettes based on European flag and more for Blazblue: Calamity Trigger Characters.

Blazblue: Calamity Trigger All Additional Colors 2 ($4.99)
Additional color palettes based on European flag colors for all 12 characters. (Packs A, B, and C combined.)

Blazblue: Calamity Trigger All Additional Colors 3 ($4.99)
This package includes 4 more colors for all 12 characters. (Packs A, B, and C combined.)

Dante’s Inferno Free Soul Pack (free)
Contains 500 souls. You can use souls to purchase and upgrade either Dante’s holy or unholy abilities.

Dante’s Inferno Small Soul Pack ($0.99)
Contains 1500 souls. You can use souls to purchase and upgrade either Dante’s holy or unholy abilities.

Dante’s Inferno Medium Soul Pack ($1.99)
Contains 3000 souls. You can use souls to purchase and upgrade either Dante’s holy or unholy abilities.

Dante’s Inferno Large Soul Pack ($3.99)
Contains 5000 souls. You can use souls to purchase and upgrade either Dante’s holy or unholy abilities

Dark Void Survivor Missions ($4.99)
Prepare for the fight of your life! In the Survivor Missions, relive key events from Dark Void as you battle waves of increasingly difficult enemy troops. Rack up massive points with score multipliers for headshots and hijacking enemy aircraft. Pick up time bonuses and fight back the alien armada! But never forget what matters most: Survival!

Fairytale Fights Treasure Pack 1 (free)
Expand your Fairytale Fights experience with 3 new gruesome player vs player arenas and 4 brand new characters for even more bloodshed! Fairytale Fights delivers an unmatched fury of cartoon violence on your console. Download the latest pack for Fairytale Fights and grab a slice of the action!

NBA Live 10 All-Star Weekend Pack (free)
Get up-to-date for NBA All-Star Weekend 2010 from Dallas, Texas with the official jerseys. This free update pack includes the official East and West All-Star game jerseys for All-Star 2010.

Guitar Hero 5

  • “Until The End” by Breaking Benjamin ($1.99)
  • “Sooner or Later” by Breaking Benjamin ($1.99)
  • “Give Me A Sign” by Breaking Benjamin ($1.99)
  • Breaking Benjamin Track Pack ($5.49) — Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Sooner or Later”, “Until The End”, and “Give Me A Sign” by Breaking Benjamin. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.

Rock Band

  • “Holy Wars… The Punishment Due”– Megadeth ($1.99)
  • “Hangar 18″– Megadeth ($1.99)
  • “Take No Prisoners”– Megadeth ($1.99)
  • “Five Magics”– Megadeth ($1.99)
  • “Poison Was the Cure”– Megadeth ($1.99)
  • “Lucretia”– Megadeth ($1.99)
  • “Tornado of Souls”– Megadeth ($1.99)
  • “Dawn Patrol”– Megadeth ($1.99)
  • “Rust in Peace… Polaris”– Megadeth ($1.99)
  • Rust in Peace (Album)– Megadeth ($14.99) — Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: Rust in Peace (Album). This album includes “Holy Wars… The Punishment Due,” “Hangar 18,” “Take No Prisoners,” “Five Magics,” “Poison Was the Cure,” “Lucretia,” “Tornado of Souls,” “Dawn Patrol,” and “Rust in Peace… Polaris” by Megadeth.

PS3 Themes

Flower Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
WipEout HD Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Trash Panic Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Feb. 11th PlayStation Store Update (PSP):

Special Offers (also available from PS3 Storefront)

  • Crazy Taxi & Full Auto 2 “Driving Me Crazy” Bundle ($19.99) – Includes Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars + Full Auto 2: Battlelines for PSP.
  • Sonic Rivals “Set My Pulse Racing” Bundle ($29.99) – Includes Sonic Rivals 1 and 2 for PSP.

Game Demos (free) (also available from PS3 Storefront)

echoshift Demo
echoshift redefines puzzle games with an innovative game play mechanic that challenges you to manipulate time and be in multiple places at once! Plan ahead to solve puzzles by layering your actions on top of each other to push switches, bridge gaps, and much more. You’ll have to think quickly and use your past decisions in this artistically stylized world, available exclusively on the PSP system.

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 Demo
Playble demo for SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 for the PSP contains level from campaign playable via single player or co-op (ad hoc) and multiplayer trailer (480p).

Add-On Game Content (also available from PS3 Storefront)

LittleBigPlanet PSP Lurve Costume (free)
PLAY, CREATE, SHARE…Everywhere. LittleBigPlanet’s critically acclaimed “PLAY, CREATE, SHARE” experience, makes its way to the PSP system with a completely new Sackboy adventure. Get a free costume and show everyone you’re in “lurve”!

LittleBigPlanet PSP Lurve Theme Level Pack ($2.99)
PLAY, CREATE, SHARE…Everywhere. Download a new set of costumes and CREATE materials to create your levels of “lurve”.

PSP Minis

Spaceball: Revolution ($4.99)

Anything here catch your eye?

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