PlayStation news: Weekend Essentials 60

Borderlands tools up on PlayStation Store, Ezio stars in Assassin’s Creed: Ascendance and MicroBot shows it’s a shooter with heart. Welcome to PlayStation in 2011!

Into the wilds

For an almost limitless supply of explosive weaponry and a memorable take on the Wild West, try your hand at Borderlands, available from PlayStation Store this week. There’s plenty to cut your spurs on here, whether it’s multiplayer mayhem across vast maps or a compelling story mode. Download it for your PlayStation 3 immediately!

Germ warfare

War breaks out inside the human body this week in MicroBot, the game which tasks you with destroying a biotechnological disease spreading through the major organs of an unfortunate victim. It’s a quirky spin on traditional shooters, so download it from PlayStation Store to find out whether you’ll kill or cure your subject.

Filling in the gaps

If you’re a little hazy over what happened between Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, a new animated short film from Ubisoft will clear things up. Assassin’s Creed: Ascendance follows master assassin Ezio Auditore as he discovers the terrible truth behind the brutal Borgia family’s rise to power in 15th century Italy. It’s essential viewing for fans of the series – download it from PlayStation Store now.

Saturday night cinema

If you’re looking to take it easy this weekend, why not check out the PlayStation Store Video Store? Some of the biggest, boldest movies ever to hit cinemas are now available to view, including the stunning Inception, the pop culture sensation of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and the all out action of The Expendables. Rent or purchase your favourite flicks from PlayStation Store now.

Feel the Effect

You’d be forgiven if you missed three stellar demos that hit PlayStation Store just before Christmas, so now that it’s all calmed down again why not check them out? LittleBigPlanet 2, Dead Space 2 and Mass Effect 2 all have tantalizing tasters waiting to be downloaded for your PlayStation 3 ahead of their full game releases later this month. 

Last chance to get lucky Fancy the trip of a lifetime to Disneyland Paris for you and your family? Of course you do! But you only have until 10 January 2011 to enter our fantastic competition, so look up this weekend to enter and be in with a chance of meeting Mickey Mouse and his gang.

Likewise, time is running out on your chance to win the PSPgo system Santa forgot to bring, along with ten of the finest games to go with it. Head to for more details.

Your time is coming…

As the epic DC Universe Online draws near, keep checking for updates revealing details of the game in the run-up to its 14 January 2011 launch. Find out how you can be the next legend in a world of heroes, with exclusive developer insight giving you a flavour of this unique world. 

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