Slim PS3 news: Weekend Essentials 106

Have a fantastic festive weekend, treat yourself to some new games from PlayStation Store and ring in the New Year with PlayStation.

Question witnesses in L.A. Noire

Explore the gritty underworld of 1940s Los Angeles without even leaving the house this weekend on PlayStation 3. Rockstar Games’ blockbuster, L.A. Noire, is now available to download from PlayStation Store so you can solve cases inspired by real-world crimes. Start analysing your suspects now.

Take a strange trip to Oddworld

Outlaws and criminals are on the run in Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath. Play as Stranger, a bounty hunter on a mission, and find hidden items, unlock extras and discover some unusual secrets in this bizarre adventure. Download it now from PlayStation Store to your PS3.

Defend your dungeon

Tower defence meets role-playing games in Dungeon Defenders this weekend on PlayStation 3 – prepare to take part in epic battles, pick up loads of items and trade in animals to defeat your foes. Download this quirky title now from PlayStation Store and head to war.

Discover more of Arkham City

Want to go even deeper into the mean streets of Batman: Arkham City? Download the Challenge Map Pack for free from PlayStation Store and swoop into The Joker’s Carnival, The Batcave and The Iceberg Lounge as Batman himself or any of the playable characters you’ve downloaded.

Do you want to be a millionaire?

Got the family round over the festive period? Take them on and see who’s the smartest – and the richest – with Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Editions. This weekend, you can expand your collection and download Who Wants To Be A Football Millionaire? and Who Wants To Be A Music Millionaire? from PlayStation Store. Try your hand at over 600 new questions and win that virtual million.

Win a PS3 system with Disney Universe

Get yourself over to and you could win a copy of Disney Universe on PlayStation 3, along with a PS3 system and some other great Disney goodies.

Great gaming gifts

If you haven’t already filled your loved ones’ stockings with PlayStation treats, check out our gift guides for some inspiration. Whether it’s for a fighting fanatic, a radical racer or a fun-loving family member, there’s just enough time to get everyone the perfect PlayStation present. Just search for “Gaming Gifts 2011″ on

We’ll be back on 6 January 2012 – until then, enjoy the festive content on Keep your eyes peeled for our New Year’s Eve party guide, find out what industry figures have enjoyed in 2011 and discover why people are so excited about the launch of PlayStation Vita. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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