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
It's almost impossible to contain our excitement. The Killzone 2 demo is out! OK, it's a little short, so due to your excitement you'll probably rush through in under ten minutes, but just look at it. It's gorgeous. Apart from the length the only real downer is that you're going to have to wait three weeks to get the final game. In the mean time why not check out our HD 720p video review.
Amazingly the Killzone 2 demo isn't all PS3 owners get this week. The PlayStation Store also received three new PSN games (Lunines Supernova, Cuboid and 3 on 3 NHL Arcade), the full version of Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, new content for LittleBigPlanet and Everybody's Golf, a selection of new tracks for Rock Band and Guitar Hero World Tour and a Mirror's Edge theme. There's a Resident Evil 5 demo too, which is well worth a look once you're done with Killzone 2.
Lumines Supernova: £8.99
3 on 3 NHL Arcade: £6.29
Killzone 2: Free
Resident Evil 5: Free
LittleBigPlanet - Valentine's Day Level kit: £2.39
Everybody's Golf WT - Golfasaurus-Rex B.C.C. Course: £3.19
Burnout Paradise Party Pack: £7.99
Burnout Paradise The Ultimate Bundle: £29.99
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Pack 6: Free
Thin Lizzy Pack 01: £2.49
"Jailbreak (Live)" - Thin Lizzy: £0.99
"The Boys Are Back in Town (Live)" - Thin Lizzy: £0.99
"Cowboy Song (Live)" - Thin Lizzy: £0.99
"Precious" - The Pretenders: £0.99
"Hit Me With Your Best Shot" - Pat Benetar: £0.99
"Break My Heart" - Nikko: £0.59
"Don't Tell Me" - Nikko: £0.59
Guitar Hero: World Tour
"Gimme All Your Lovin'" as made famous by ZZ Top: £1.59
"Black Betty" as made famous by Ram Jam: £1.59
"Commotion" - Creedence Clearwater Revival: £1.59
Pain DARTS trailer: Free
Cuboid Trailer: Free
Lord Of The Rings Choose Your Hero: Free
Lord Of The Rings Fight for Evil: Free
Lord Of The Rings Fight for Good: Free
Mirror's Edge Time Trial Wallpaper: Free
Mirror's Edge Time Trial Wallpaper - Alternate: Free
Mirrors Edge Theme: Free
Head to page 2 for a look at this week's Xbox 360 Marketplace releases.
Xbox 360 - Marketplace
While we're not sure anything can compete with a demo of Killzone 2, Xbox LIVE Marketplace had a few great updates of its own this week. A demo for Halo Wars should go down very nicely with anyone who wants more from the now legendary series, and R-Type Dimensions is a fairly nifty semi-remake of the original games.
As well as that there are the expected new tracks for Rock Band, Guitar Hero World Tour and Lips, the Party update for Burnout Paradise, a premium theme for FIFA 09 and another new GTA 4: The Lost and Damned trailer.
R-Type Dimensions: 1200 MS Points
Halo Wars: Free
Burnout Paradise Party: 800 MS Points
Thin Lizzy Pack 01: 440 MS Points
"Jailbreak (Live)" - Thin Lizzy: 160 MS Points
"The Boys Are Back in Town (Live)" - Thin Lizzy: 160 MS Points
"Cowboy Song (Live)" - Thin Lizzy: 160 MS Points
"Precious" - The Pretenders: 160 MS Points
"Hit Me With Your Best Shot" - Pat Benetar: 160 MS Points
"Break My Heart" - Nikko: 80 MS Points
"Don't Tell Me" - Nikko: 80 MS Points
Guitar Hero: World Tour
Southern Rock Track Pack: 440 MS Points
"Gimme All Your Lovin'" as made famous by ZZ Top: 160 MS Points
"Black Betty" as made famous by Ram Jam: 160 MS Points
"Commotion" - Creedence Clearwater Revival: 160 MS Points
Fallin': 180 MS Points
In My Place: 180 MS Points
Building a Mystery: 160 MS Points
The Lost and Damned - Johnny Klebitz Video: Free
Tom Clancy's HAWX Announcement Trailer: Free
Battlestations: Pacific Trailer - The U.S. goes to war: Free
F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin - EPA Trailer: Free
The Call to Battle: Halo Wars Trailer: Free
Tomb Raider: Underworld Beneath The Ashes - Developer Diary: Free
R-Type Dimensions HD Trailer: Free
Expanding The Arsenal: Halo Wars Vidoc #2: Free
Operation: Anchorage Trailer: Free
FIFA 09 - Stadiums Theme: 250 MS Points
Head to page 3 for a look at this week's Wii releases.
This week's Virtual Console releases are a tad disappointing. Sonic Chaos was released rather late in the Master System's life, no doubt trying to give 8-Bit gamers a slice of Sonic and Tails action, but it really isn't up to the standard of the Mega Drive titles. The second title is also rather a damp squib. Clay Fighter on the Mega Drive looked pretty great on its release back in 1994, but it was a fairly shallow beat 'em up. Given that today the clay visuals don't look nearly as impressive as they did back then, there's really very little to get excited about.
Sonic Chaos (Master System): 500 Wii Points
Clay Fighter (Mega Drive): 800 Wii Points
And the winner of this week's DLC Royal Rumble is...
With the Killzone 2 demo, three PSN games and the re-release of Burnout Paradise it's the PS3 that takes first place this week. The Xbox 360 is no slouch either, with Halo Wars and R-Type Dimensions, but the Wii is in a quite distant third place with its unimpressive Virtual Console games.