The console war is fought everywhere these days, but the internet seems to be where people are most vocal. It also serves to give each console its own set of downloadable content, fuelling the war even more. Each week we'll give you a run-down of what's available to download on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii, and declare a winner.
Note: This round-up is based on UK releases to each console's online service. Releases outside of the UK could vary.
PlayStation 3 - PSN
With the PlayStation Store currently undergoing some major enhancements there are no updates this week, so we'll skip straight onto the Xbox 360.
Xbox 360 - Marketplace
With two playable demos, a new XBLA title and a bunch of new game content it's a strong week for Xbox 360 owners. Of most interest will be the Call of Duty 4 Variety Map Pack, which offers four new multiplayer maps for 800 MS Points. For more on the maps check out VideoGamer.com's recently published review.
This week you'll also find some expanded multiplayer content for Two Worlds and a new Rocky and Bullwinkle pinball table. There's also the usual mix of trailers, pictures and themes. Mr. Driller Online currently seems to be suffering from some online issues, so we'd recommend holding off on your purchase.
Mr. Driller Online: 800 MS Points
Army of Two: Free
Football Manager 2008: Free
Call of Duty 4 Variety Map Pack: 800 MS Points
Two Worlds: Curse of Souls: 600 MS Points
Pinball FX - Rocky and Bullwinkle Table: 200 MS Points
F-22A -GRYPHUS Emblem: Free
Pictures and Themes
MLG/Gamebattles Picture Pack: 90 MS Points
FIFA Street 3 Brazil Theme: 150 MS Points
FIFA Street 3 England Theme: 150 MS Points
FIFA Street 3 France Theme: 150 MS Points
FIFA Street 3 Italy Theme: 150 MS Points
FIFA Street 3 Germany Theme: 150 MS Points
FIFA Street 3 Mexico Theme: 150 MS Points
FIFA Street 3 Spain Theme: 150 MS Points
FIFA Street 3 USA Theme: 150 MS Points
FIFA Street 3 Australia Theme: 150 MS Points
Mr.DRILLER Online Theme 1: 150 MS Points
Mr. DRLLER Online Gamer Pics 1: 100 MS Points
Turok Gamer Pics Pack 1 Creatures: 80 MS Points
Turok Gamer Pics Pack 2 - Wiskey Company: 80 MS Points
Turok Gamer Pics Pack 3 - Wolf Pack: 80 MS Points
Turok Gamer Pics Pack 4 - Variety: 80 MS Points
Nick Busby InkBlots #2 Gamer Pictures: 60 MS Points
Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Picture Pack Elite: 60 MS Points
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Weapons Picture Pack: 140 MS Points
Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack - Darkness Trailer: Free
Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Launch Trailer: Free
Need for Speed- Pro Street Producer Diary - Extender Pack Download: Free
CP3TV Ep11 CP gets "jazzed" up for Men's Vogue: 80 MS Points
DICE Sessions: 20 Questions with Shane Kim Video: Free
DICE Sessions: BioWare, Harmonix, and 2K Boston Panel: Free
Dark Sector Voiceover Featurette video: Free
Dark Sector Webisode 2: Free
Dark Sector Webisode 3: Free
Dark Sector Webisode 4: Free
Head to page 2 for a look at this week's Wii Virtual Console releases.
Wii Virtual Console
Yoshi's Cookie is the only new Virtual Console release of the week. The NES puzzle title sees Yoshi and Mario in a cookie factory, with players needing to sort and stack the biscuity treats. Line up matching horizontal or vertical rows to make the cookies disappear before they pile up too high. The game also supports head-to-head play for two players.
Virtual Console releases
Yoshi's Cookie: 500 Wii Points
And the winner of this week's DLC Royal Rumble is...
Xbox 360 - Marketplace
There's no real contest this week. No updates for the PSN rule it out immediately, and the single release on the Virtual Console makes picking a winner an easy task. Xbox LIVE Marketplace has stacks of content to check out this week, led by the highly anticipated Call of Duty 4 Variety Map Pack. To make things even sweeter, these maps won't be appearing on PS3 for at least another few weeks.