Archive for December, 2010

Slim PS3 news: Coming to PS3 in 2011

Discover some of the biggest games heading your way on PlayStation in 2011.

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception It’s time for you to take on the role of Nathan Drake once more as you embark on a daring trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert on a journey that pits you and your mentor Victor Sullivan against a shadowy clandestine organization and its ruthless leader. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception features brand new hand-to-hand combat techniques, stealth attacks and a multiplayer experience that promises to bring the cinematic elements of the single player campaign to PlayStation Network. And best of all, it can be experienced in stunning stereoscopic 3D.

Killzone 3Prepare for the next instalment in the gripping series as you try to escape the nuclear aftermath of Pyrrhus City and attempt to leave the hostile planet Helghan once and for all. Playable in stereoscopic 3D and with your PlayStation Move motion controller, Killzone 3 promises more action, more explosions and all-new brutal melee moves for when you want to get up close and personal with the Helghast forces.

LA Noire Developed by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Games, LA Noire is a dark and disturbing crime noir tale set on the streets of a perfectly recreated Los Angeles during the late forties. Take to the seedy streets of Los Angeles in search of clues to solve a series of heinous crimes as the epic story hurtles towards its conclusion.

LittleBigPlanet 2Sackboy and friends are back in LittleBigPlanet 2, the sequel to the 2008 award winning title that lets you make your very own games as well as levels. You will be able to play through a fun filled story mode packed with new puzzles and challenges, and share your cool creations online with the thriving LittleBigPlanet community via PlayStation Network. 2011 promises to be a year of playing, creating and sharing with LittleBigPlanet on PlayStation 3.

Resistance 3After the shocking conclusion of Resistance 2 on PlayStation 3 the war for humanity’s survival rages on as a brand new hero, Joseph Capelli, steps into the fray to take on the Chimera forces. Set four years after the events of Resistance 2, Capelli must travel through the remnants of the United States on a desperate mission to save man from extinction at the hands of the Chimera.

The Last GuardianGet ready for an incredibly moving journey in the latest tale from the award winning game director, Fumito Ueda. In The Last Guardian you take on the role of a young boy in a strange and fantastic world as you befriend a mythical beast created by the minds behind the spectacular PlayStation 2 hits, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus.

inFamous 2The second electrifying chapter in the superhero series from developer Sucker Punch returns with a bang in 2011 as reluctant hero, Cole MacGrath, embarks on a journey to discover his true super-powered potential after being blamed for the destruction of Empire City. Featuring new powers, enemies and blockbuster action, inFamous 2 promises one of the most visceral takes on being a superhero on PlayStation 3.

MotorStorm: ApocalypseBuckle up racing fans, the MotorStorm festival is back with MotorStorm: Apocalypse on PlayStation 3. Battling it out on the roads of an earthquake ravaged city, you’ll have to survive hundreds of staggering, epic real-time destruction effects as you gun towards that number one spot on the track. Playable in eye-popping stereoscopic 3D, MotorStorm: Apocalypse is the fastest and most furious in the series yet.

Other titles to watch out for on eu.playstation.com over the coming months in 2011 include Dead Space 2, Batman: Arkham City, Portal 2, Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, Mortal Kombat, Virtua Tennis 4 and Twisted Metal.

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Posted on December 31st, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

Sony Music Unlimited streams tunes to your TV, PS3 or PC from £4 per month – Console news





Sony’s new music-streaming service, Music Unlimited, works on your PlayStation 3, Sony Bravia TV or any PC — but unlike rivals Last.fm and Spotify, it doesn’t have a free option.


Music Unlimited has 6 million tracks at launch, from all four major labels and some indies. There are two payment plans: basic, which costs £3.99 per month, is like an ad-free radio channel, but you can skip tracks and customise the kind of music you want. It’s basically Last.fm, but costs you money instead of having ads.


The £9.99 per month premium option is like Spotify — you can listen to whatever you like and make playlists. There’s no mobile option at launch, but Sony says the service will be coming to Android (not iPhone, natch) and Sony’s more capable media players. It also promises the number of tracks will grow.


Like Last.fm, the service has like and dislike options so it learns your taste over time and offers you a more personal recommendation. Usefully, it’ll sync your preferences across all the platforms you can use it on, so if you like something you hear on your TV, that should be reflected in the music its channels play you on your Android phone. Like Spotify, it can play your existing MP3s.


There’s no question Spotify is a better use of a tenner a month — until Sony adds the Android option. Then having your music synced between your phone and PS3 or Bravia TV could make this tempting. We think the lack of an iPhone option or a free version severely limits the number of people who’ll be interested, however. A 30-day free trial just isn’t enough to build up any loyalty.


The service is an expansion of Sony’s hideously named Qriocity entertainment platform, where you have one ID across all your PS3, PC and Bravia equipment. It already has a movie-streaming service called Video on Demand.


Note: Last.fm is owned by CBS Interactive Music Group, which is ultimately owned by the same company as CNET UK.

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Posted on December 31st, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

CES 2011 – Console news

CES 2011: The best so far

Our picks of the most exciting treats in store for CES 2011 in January, from glasses-free 3D to multi-core smart phones and tremendous tablets

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Posted on December 31st, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

PlayStation news: The Makers Of Steins;Gate Present Robotics;Notes

Siliconera: Nitroplus and visual novel publisher 5pb are back with another semicolon adventure. Robotics;Notes is the third game in their sci-fi series with Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate being the other two. Slim-PS3 is updated frequently each day with the very latest Free Slim PS3 news.

Posted on December 29th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

PlayStation news: PSXE’s Worst Of 2010: The Dubious Distinctions

PSX Extreme: We believe in celebrating the year’s quality rather than laughing at the stinkers. And yet, we also understand the failures and near-misses and “what if…?” titles are often quite popular topics of discussion and so, as a prelude to our GotY extravaganza, we give you a few PSXE Dubious Distinction Awards. Slim-PS3 is updated several times per day with the very latest Free PlayStation news and games reviews.

Posted on December 29th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: DTG: Move vs. Kinect: A Year-End Review

DTG have had a fair bit of time with the two most recent entries into the motion control scene on the consoles – Move and Kinect – now. As 2010 draws to a close, DTG adjudicates Move vs. Kinect.

DTG write: “This year, both Microsoft and Sony publicly admitted you were right, Nintendo! by releasing their own motion-based peripherals, the Kinect motion camera and the Move motion wand. Both received mixed reviews, and opinions of both have ranged from disappointed to gleeful. Dedicated to Gamers – whilst we’ve formally expressed our opinions on both already – now take a moment to reflect on both motion controllers now that Move and Kinect have had a fair amount of time on the market. We would like to compare the reliability, longevity, entertainment value, and accuracy of the motion”…[ctd.] This blog is updated frequently per day with the latest Free Sony Slim PS3 news and reviews.

Posted on December 28th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 Slim news: Greetings from the New Sucker Punch Headquarters

Its no secret that in inFAMOUS 2 Cole has to flee Empire City and head to New Marais after his first encounter with the Beast. Well, Coles not the only one changing scenery. Although we didnt have an ultimate showdown, we did move 24 floors down in the same building but tripled our square footage. Yes, we may have lost our great views, but to rid the sun glare we closed the blinds anyway. Besides, as youll see in this little photo tour the new diggs are really cool. This blog is updated regularly per day with the very latest Free Slim PS3 news.

Posted on December 27th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: Weekend Essentials 58

‘Tis the season for giving, so why not shower yourself with gifts courtesy of PlayStation this weekend…

Download more Drake today!

To celebrate the announcement of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, all Uncharted 2: Among Thieves downloadable content is now half price on PlayStation Store, including the PlayStation Heroes Pack, the Drake’s Fortune Multiplayer Pack, the Sidekick Skins Pack and the Siege Expansion Pack. Take part in your own daylight robbery on PlayStation Store before the sale ends on 5 January 2011.

Do your Duty Call of Duty: World at War now packs even greater value for money as part of the Platinum range. With two brutal World War II fronts to fight on, comprehensive multiplayer options and a wealth of downloadable content available from PlayStation Store, why not try one of the hardest hitting shooters on PlayStation 3? 

Assassin’s Animus

A brand new game mode and a fresh map are added to the excellent multiplayer modes of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood this weekend. Animus Project Update 1.0 introduces the Advanced Alliance mode, which rewards teams who use a stealthier approach to combat, while the winding streets of Mont Saint-Michel are recreated in the new map. Animus Project Update 1.0 is available to download from PlayStation Store now. Duke it out

Taken yourself as far as you can go in The Fight? Then it’s time for a new challenger to step into the ring. The Duke pack is available from PlayStation Store right now, download it today to play through online and offline modes as any of the boss characters from the game, as well as the main man – Duke himself, played by Hollywood hard man Danny Trejo.

Enter the Ewoks

Travel to the forest moon of Endor in a new download pack for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. The Endor Bonus Mission pack is available now from PlayStation Store, presenting an intriguing scenario from The Return of the Jedi. Featuring new trophies and a dark storyline, this is essential for Star Wars fans.

For a lighter take on Force-based fun, the brand new demo of LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars can be downloaded from PlayStation Store now, featuring a huge dollop of humour and more characters than you can shake a cupped yellow hand at. 

Unleash your inner superhero

The wait for DC Universe Online is nearly over, and to prove it a free download of the Beta introduces PlayStation Plus members to the adventure. Create your own superhero – or evil mastermind – and embark on a journey through this unique vision of the DC Universe. Head to the PlayStation Plus section of PlayStation Store and don your mask in readiness.

PS3 goes to Persia

If sun and sand is what you need this Christmas, head to PlayStation Store. There you’ll find Prince of Persia Warrior Within and Prince of Persia The Two Thrones, both enhanced with crystal clear High Definition visuals and playable in stereoscopic 3D. With Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time already available to download, this completes the full original trilogy on PlayStation 3. 

Win a PSPgo system and 10 games!

We’re giving three lucky winners a PSPgo system and ten top games each including Gran Turismo, LittleBigPlanet and WipEout Pure. Head over to eu.playstation.com/competitions for full details of the prizes on offer and to find out how you can enter. Good luck!

We’re on your PS3!

Visit eu.playstation.com on your PlayStation 3 and you’ll find that we’ve undergone a dramatic redesign to make it even easier to keep up with the latest games from the comfort of your living room. Click on Internet Browser under Network on the XMB Menu on your PS3 and say hello to the new official PlayStation website now.

All they want for Christmas…  Finally, to get in the mood for Christmas, over at PlayStation.Blog the great and the good of PlayStation games-making tell us what they want Santa to drop down the chimney this year. To find out which cuddly creature the producer of Medal of Honor is hoping for, and much more, check out blog.eu.playstation.com now.

Keep an eye on PlayStation.Blog at blog.eu.playstation.com for the latest PlayStation news as it happens.

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Posted on December 23rd, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

news: The PlayStation Character Quiz

Test your knowledge of some of the most memorable PlayStation characters.

Over the past 15 years PlayStation has played host to some of the most iconic videogame characters in history, making the likes of Sackboy, Buzz and Kratos household names. But how well do you know the individuals that make PlayStation games so special?

Try your hand at The PlayStation Character Quiz and see if you can name all 21 of our characters from the picture clues provided.

You can save your progress at any time and visit the official PlayStation Forums at community.eu.playstation.com if you need some help.

Click here for The PlayStation Character Quiz.

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Posted on December 23rd, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: Gran Turismo 5 Sales Numbers Hit 5.5 Million

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Posted on December 21st, 2010 by  |  No Comments »