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 and does not include premium video content. Releases outside of the UK could vary.
PlayStation 3 - PSN
The PlayStation Store update this week is far more impressive than what we got last week. To start with we've got a full game in the shape of Magic Ball. We haven't had a chance to play this yet, but it looks like a Breakout clone with added graphical bells and whistles, and some nifty destruction. On the demo front PS3 owners can now also try EA's Dead Space and Skate 2. Sadly there's still no sign of Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, which we've all but given up hope of ever seeing in Europe on the PS3.
If you're looking for add-ons, there's another roster update for Smackdown Vs. RAW 2009, a ton of new content for High Velocity Bowling, three updates for Shaun White Snowboarding, and new tracks for Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band. If you're after a new theme for your PS3 you might be interested in the Savage Moon Alien theme, which Sony is giving away for free.
Magic Ball: £7.99
Dead Space dismemberment demo: Free
Skate 2: Free
Brain Challenge Game Pack: £2.39
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Roster Update: €3.99 (approximately £3.59)
High Velocity Bowling Beatrice Holiday Spirit: £0.79
High Velocity Bowling Carls Season Greetings costume: £0.79
High Velocity Bowling Darryl Pack: £0.79
High Velocity Bowling Gage Pack: £0.79
High Velocity Bowling Gearhead Balls Pack: £0.79
High Velocity Bowling Trick Shot: Tiff's Big Zero: £0.79
High Velocity Bowling Chastity: £0.79
High Velocity Bowling Foxy: £0.79
High Velocity Bowling Horror Ball Pack: £0.79
High Velocity Bowling Gutter Bird Ball Pack: £0.79
High Velocity Bowling Trick Shots Pack One: £0.79
SW Snowboarding Freebie Pack: Free
SW Snowboarding The Hard Pack: €4.99 (approximately £4.50)
SW Snowboarding The Mile High Pack: €4.99 (approximately £4.50)
Lenny Kravitz "Mr. Cab Driver": £0.99
Lenny Kravitz "Are You Gonna Go My Way": £0.99
Lenny Kravitz "Freedom Train": £0.99
Lenny Kravitz "Let Love Rule": £0.99
Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives "Entangled": £0.59
Megasus "Megasus": £0.59
Roy Orbison Pack 01: £4.99
"Claudette" by Roy Orbison: £0.99
"In Dreams" by Roy Orbison: £0.99
"Mean Woman Blues" by Roy Orbison: £0.99
"Oh, Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison: £0.99
"Ooby Dooby" by Roy Orbison: £0.99
"You Got It" by Roy Orbison: £0.99
Guitar Hero World Tour
Travis Barker Track Pack: £4.39
"What's My Age Again" by blink-182: £1.59
"Lycanthrope" by +44: £1.59
"Low (Travis Barker Remix)" by Flo Rida [Feat. T-Pain]: £1.59
Lord of the Rings Conquest Dev Diary: Free
Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom: Free
Savage moon Alien: Free
Head to page 2 for a look at this week's Xbox 360 Marketplace releases.
Xbox 360 - Marketplace
Sadly there's no new XBLA games to talk about this week, but Xbox 360 owners do get new DLC for Fable II, one of 2008's best games. While we didn't love it quite as much as the original game, it's still very entertaining and worth a look, especially if you made a rather bad decision at the end of the main quest.
As well as the new Fable II content there's a small DLC pack for Castle Crashers, some free content for Shaun White, plenty of new tracks for Guitar Hero World Tour, Rock Band and Lips, and some new outfits for your Xbox 360 Avatar.
Fable II Knothole Island Free Pack: Free
Fable II Knothole Island Expansion: 800 MS Points
SW Snowboarding: The Freebie Pack: Free
Castle Crashers - King Pack: 160 MS Points
New Avatar clothes available: Free
Striped Polo Shirt
Striped Jacket with Polo
Checked Jacket with Polo
Open Neck Cardigan
Suspenders with Hi Pants (Dress Up)
Chinos with Belt
Rainy Day Boots
Lavender Polo Shirt
Lenny Kravitz Pack 01: 560 MS Points
Lenny Kravitz "Mr. Cab Driver": 160 MS Points
Lenny Kravitz "Are You Gonna Go My Way": 160 MS Points
Lenny Kravitz "Freedom Train": 160 MS Points
Lenny Kravitz "Let Love Rule": 160 MS Points
Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives "Entangled": 80 MS Points
Megasus "Megasus": 80 MS Points
Guitar Hero World Tour
Travis Barker Track Pack: 440 MS Points
"What's My Age Again" by blink-182: 160 MS Points
"Lycanthrope" by +44: 160 MS Points
"Low (Travis Barker Remix)" by Flo Rida [Feat. T-Pain]: 160 MS Points
When I Grow Up - The Pussycat Dolls: 160 MS Points
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers: 180 MS Points
Erase/Rewind - The Cardigans: 160 MS Points
Lord of the Rings- Conquest Multiplayer Trailer: Free
Lord of the Rings- Conquest Good to be Good Trailer: Free
Lord of the Rings- Conquest Multiplayer Dev Diary #2: Free
Head to page 3 for a look at this week's Wii releases.
It's a pretty quiet week for Wii with only one new game trying to make you part with your Wii Points. LONPOS asks you to fit coloured shapes onto a board, using them all to fill in all the spaces. As far as games go it's pretty simple stuff but, as is the way with most puzzle games, a simple premise can often make for something that's incredibly challenging. If you're looking for another puzzler you could do a lot worse.
LONPOS: 800 Wii Points
And the winner of this week's DLC Royal Rumble is...
With a full PSN release, two demos and a decent selection of DLC, it's the PS3 that wins this week. Xbox LIVE Marketplace fails to offer much other than the new Fable II DLC and the Wii, despite offering a full game, can't compare. We only hope the PS3 will see Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix one day soon.