Slim PS3 news: Weekend Essentials 44

Find out what’s hot on PlayStation this weekend, including the latest PS3 and PSP releases.

Does whatever a spider canBreak through to the fourth dimension with Spider-Man and swing into his most reality bending adventure to date. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions on PlayStation 3 features the iconic wall crawler in four startlingly different Marvel universes.

Each one features its own dramatically different tone and style as well as a wealth of Marvel comic book cameos.

Prepare for battleIf war games are your thing, then you can take your pick from a pair of titles out this week on PS3. For real time strategy fans, R.U.S.E. sees you assume the role of American officer Joe Sheridan as you aim to lead your nation’s army to victory across Europe, Africa and Russia. And don’t forget, you can get even closer to the action from next week with PlayStation Move features.

Take to the skies for warfare of a different kind in Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2. Using your finely honed reflexes, pilot your ultra-sophisticated aircraft as you seek to dominate the skies. Perfect for playing with friends or online, the game features four player campaign co-op and eight player competitive modes.

A feast of PSP gamingFans of gaming on the go can indulge their passion with a host of new releases this week. In KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep, you find yourself in the middle of a crisis affecting worlds far beyond your own. The game features Wireless multiplayer for up to six players so grab you friends and embark on this latest adventure in the popular KINGDOM HEARTS universe.

If you like your entertainment more bite-sized, head over to PlayStation Store to pick up Flying Hamster, the latest release in the bargain range of minis titles. Quirky and bizarre in equal measure, explore six unique environments as you set out to save your girlfriend.

New in PlayStation HomeHead over to the Stuff store in PS Home and get your hands on the awesome Brimstone Poker table; pick one, or two, up for your apartment and then invite your friends for some late night card action! Each table seats up to six players, so with a pair of them you’ll have a full house of poker sharks ready to indulge in hours of red hot poker fun!

These tables release with a Texas Hold’Em sit-and-go rule set, with an update planned in the near future to up the ante with a new tournament mode.

Note: PlayStation Home supports the following languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

CompetitionsOver at eu.playstation.com/competitions, grab your chance to pick up some cool prizes. Answer a question about South African electro hip hop duo Locnville to win a PlayStation 3 and SingStar goodies, or bag yourself a PS3 and loads of Mafia II goodies in our competition to celebrate the release of the best-selling game.

To coincide with the arrival of Resident Evil: Afterlife in amazing stereoscopic 3D at cinemas from 10 September 2010, we’re giving you the chance to win a Sony 3D TV. Visit eu.playstation.com/competitions now to be in with a chance of winning these great prizes.

It’s nearly time to get movingLooking ahead, PlayStation Move hits PlayStation 3 on 17 September 2010 and is set to bring a whole new world of super accurate motion controlled gaming to your hands. Find out what all the fuss is about at eu.playstation.com/psmove and prepare to move yourself.

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