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Slim PS3 news: Cheat Happens – The Amazing Spider-Man Review

CH – Part of me didn’t even want to play The Amazing Spider-Man. Sure, it brought back the cool free-roam web-swinging that hasn’t been seen since 2004’s Spider-Man 2 game, but I’ve been playing through Arkham City a lot lately and it’s hard to imagine any superhero game living up to what Rocksteady did with the World’s Greatest Detective. Slim-PS3.com is updated frequently each day with the latest Free Slim PS3 news and games reviews.

Posted on August 3rd, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 Slim news: Batman: Arkham City — Game of the Year Edition Review PS3

One of the best games of 2011, “Batman: Arkham City” has been deemed worthy of the trendy new title of “Game of the Year Edition.” The release comes with all previously-available DLC including a new two-hour story chapter called “Harley Quinn’s Revenge.” Why has “Arkham City” held up as such a critical and commercial favorite in the eight months since it was first released? And does it deserve a GOTY edition? Read our review and find out…

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Posted on June 21st, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

news: Weekend Essentials 128

Take down enemies on the move in Resistance: Burning Skies and prepare for E3 with PlayStation this weekend.

Join the Resistance on PS Vita

Ready yourself for the Chimeran invasion of North America as this ferocious enemy threatens the future of mankind. Resistance: Burning Skies is available to buy from your local high street and to download from PlayStation Store – see if you can tackle the Chimera with dual analog sticks and the innovative touchscreen controls of PlayStation Vita this weekend.

 

Have the ride of your life in SBK Generations

Rev your engine this weekend as SBK Generations races onto PlayStation 3. Are you ready to speed through four seasons and compete to become a world champion? Get your copy now and leave your opponents in the dust.

New to download

There are new games available on PlayStation Store this weekend – pack some punches in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, available to download now to your PS3.

Try before you buy

Check out great demos from PlayStation Store and see which titles take your fancy. Defy the laws of physics in Gravity Rush on PS Vita, take to the skies in Top Gun Hard Lock and prepare to bring home the gold medal in Summer Stars 2012 on PS3. They’re all free to download so try them out this weekend.

More for your PS3 games

Why not revisit some of your favourite PS3 titles with add-on packs from PlayStation Store over the weekend? Head to new locations with the Mass Effect 3: Rebellion Multiplayer Expansion Pack, or take on a deadly enemy as both Batman and Robin in Batman: Arkham City Harley’s Revenge.

Need more firearms? Impressive new weapons can be found in the PROTOTYPE 2 Excessive Force pack and the Dragon’s Dogma Weapon Pack: The Monster Hunter. If you’re feeling creative, get your hands on the LittleBigPlanet 2 Starhawk Mini Pack and welcome Sackboy into a new frontier.

From the vaults

Take a trip down memory lane this weekend with these PS2 Classics, available to download to your PS3 from PlayStation Store. See if you can escape from enemy territory in Conflict Vietnam, or head to Russia on a search and rescue mission in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon.

E3 is coming

In June 2012, PlayStation takes centre stage at E3 2012. To celebrate, this month’s Level Up is dedicated to a certain Spartan warrior that has gone from strength to strength since his debut at E3 in 2004. Tackle Level Up over at eu.playstation.com/levelup and show the world how much you know about Kratos and the God of War series.

This weekend, you can also decide where you’ll be watching the Sony Computer Entertainment America press conference on Tuesday 6 June at 02:00 BST. Catch the live stream on PlayStation.Blog, facebook.com/SonyPlayStation or in the official PlayStation Forums at community.eu.playstation.com.

You can keep up to date with all of the latest news and announcements from the show here at eu.playstation.com and on PlayStation.Blog, and follow the action on Twitter using the hashtag #psE3.

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Posted on June 1st, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

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There’s something for everyone this weekend as Sorcery, DiRT Showdown, Table Top Tanks and more great entertainment arrives on PlayStation.

The magic is in your hands

Your PlayStation Move motion controller becomes a powerful magic wand this weekend as Sorcery lands on PlayStation 3. As young apprentice sorcerer Finn, can you master the power of PS Move to conquer the Nightmare Queen and restore peace to the Faerie Kingdom?

Find out if you’re up to the challenge this weekend by picking up your copy of Sorcery.

A new kind of DiRT

The world is your playground this weekend in DiRT Showdown on PS3, the brand new arcade racing game from the team behind the award-winning DiRT series. Blast past rivals on spectacular courses, smash your way through a series of demolition derbies or go wild in free-roaming stunt parks – the choice is yours.

Experience a new world of driving delirium on PS3 this weekend with DiRT Showdown.

Answer the call

Save the world this weekend on PS3: pick up Dragon’s Dogma and immerse yourself in huge, open and lush environments where you must track down and destroy a mysterious dragon, or go deep undercover as a precision-trained human weapon in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier. Which one will you choose?

New to download

A certain time-travelling doctor and his trusty companion invite you to join them on an exhilarating romp across the universe this weekend on PS3 as Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock materialises on PlayStation Store. Elsewhere, grab your PlayStation Move motion controller and show off your cooking skills in Order Up!!, or try the latest augmented reality experience on PlayStation Vita courtesy of Table Top Tanks.

Try before you buy

Download a selection of new demos from PlayStation Store this weekend: cast powerful spells with simple movements of your PS Move controller in the Sorcery demo; blast your way through the adrenaline-fuelled Ridge Racer Unbounded demo; enter the sprawling super-prison in the heart of Gotham City in the Batman: Arkham City demo; and, on PS Vita, sample retro action in the A-MEN demo. Grab them all now from PlayStation Store at no extra cost.

More for your PS3 games

Visit PlayStation Store this weekend to add a bevy of well dressed Pets to your gang with the Saints Row: The Third – Penthouse Pack – call them into combat at any time to do battle against the Syndicate. Alternatively, pick up a heap of new outfits, equipment and more for SOULCALIBUR V, or add new stages, in-game music and weapons to Warriors Orochi 3.

From the vaults

SEGA has unleashed a healthy slice of classic gaming action on PlayStation Store this weekend; several new titles are available to download now including Alex Kidd in Miracle World and street bike racer Super Hang-On. Look out also for PS2 Classic Conflict: Desert Storm II for your chance to engage in a series of absorbing, squad-based missions.

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Posted on May 25th, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

news: Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition to Hit Stores on June 26, 2012

Deep Silver’s surprising critical and commercial hit “Dead Island” will get a coveted “Game of the Year Edition” on June 26, 2012. Following shortly on the heels of a “Game of the Year Edition” for “Batman: Arkham City…
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Posted on May 24th, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: Warner Bros. Announces ‘Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition’

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment made it official this morning by announcing that a “Game of the Year Edition” of their massive critical and commercial hit “Batman: Arkham City” will be released on May 29, 2012 for the Sony PlayStation 3. The game will not only include all previously available DLC releases but a downloadable version of the animated movie “Batman: Year One” along with brand new story missions. So, yes, hardcore “Arkham” fans, even if you have the original game and all of the DLC, you may still want to pick this up (although the new missions will be available as a download on the PlayStation Network). The newest extension is called “Harley Quinn’s Revenge” and it adds over two hours of gameplay. Previously-available DLC include “Catwoman Pack,” “Nightwing Bundle Pack,” “Robin Bundle Pack,” “Challenge Map Pack,” and “Arkham City Skins Pack.”

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Posted on April 24th, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

Games and The Artist – could a retro title win a major game award?

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The Oscars were dominated this year by movies that hark back to the industry’s history. Could the same happen with games?

The key story at the Oscars on Sunday was a simple one. It had nothing to do with an unbearably lugubrious acceptance speech, a particularly ridiculous designer gown or a spurned director. The story was about nostalgia.

This year, the ceremony was dominated by two films – The Artist and Hugo – that festishise the industry’s past. Lots of critics talked about a pervading sense of reminiscence; some wondered if the real reason we love Michel Hazanavicius’ homage to the silent movie era is because we sympathise with the lead character’s sense of dislocation from modern technology. But whatever is going on, Hollywood has embraced the past.

When you look across at the major video game awards, it is usually the most technologically advanced and sophisticated games that triumph. Even at the video game Baftas, where you’d expect artfulness and counter-cultural verve to stand a better chance, the big hitters are technological supremos like LA Noire and Batman: Arkham City. Could a backward-looking game ever win, say, the Spike TV Video Game Awards, or the Best of E3? Could a gaming equivalent of a silent black and white movie triumph in a mainstream ceremony? If not, why not?

Well, of course, we all know one thing: games aren’t like films. Not completely. Basic cinematic technique hasn’t changed for several generations; sure, we have digital technology and stereoscopic 3D now, but the underlying processes and end experience are largely the same. With console games however, platforms are chucked out every 5-10 years so every practitioner has to continually re-learn from scratch how best to exploit the medium. Meanwhile on PC, graphics cards and chipsets update every 18 months or less, opening new visual paradigms every time. Technological momentum is a defining element of the experience.

Some developers however, are seeing a similar nostalgic trend in video games. In the indie sector, especially, there is renewed enthusiasm for eighties visuals and genres: titles like Scoregasm and Heaven Variant hark back to classic shooter-‘em-ups, while the much anticipated island exploration game Proteus draws its graphical style from the days of the Commodore 64. Forthcoming crime shooter, Retro City Rampage explicitly pastiches the early titles in the Grand Theft Auto series.

“Retro is a fashion,” says inde developer Mike Bithell, whose own game Thomas Was Alone, sports simple stylised visuals. “It’s a style that, at the moment, is specifically working for a hardcore nerd audience. For big wins outside of indie awards, that fashion will have to cross over into the mainstream. It feels like ’60s and ’80s retro is coming in a big way in fashion and film, so now might be the time for this look to step up in the game sphere. Even Syndicate had a bit of retro flavoured techyness.”

Of course, it’s almost expected for indie titles to look somewhat nostalgic. Small studios don’t have the resources to produce ultra-realistic visuals – plus, indie titles are often the products of small, sometimes even one-person, teams, so can be more subjective and open to Avant-Garde visuals. Which, of course, is not the same thing as nostalgic.

Dan Pinchbeck, a lecturer in game design and co-creator of eerie indie adventure Dear Esther, does see retrospective stylings creeping into mainstream titles – and argues that they are being appreciated in major industry awards.

“You could easily call something like Super Mario Galaxy retro in a lot of ways,” he says. “It’s really polished of course, but in terms of the visual design it’s definitely keeping a very early console feel to its environments, enemies and power-ups. Most mainstream games are still driven to a large extent by pushing graphics forward, but it does feel a little like it’s leveling out a bit now, like ultra high-def photorealism isn’t the only way to go.

“Skyrim looks dated in a lot of ways, and I think we’re seeing that trade-off working where you are taking open worlds over closed-but-perfect visuals. And that’s assuming we’re talking console and PC titles – there are a load of massively successful, major award-winning mobile and casual games that are definitely retro in most ways.”

Bithell agrees. “The big pixelated elephant in the room is Minecraft,” he says. “That game is winning a lot of awards. Arguably, that’s for multiple reasons other than its aesthetic, but it might set a ‘it’s ok to be retro’ vibe for future games – in the same way that black and white movies arguably stand more of a chance of awards in the future.”

Will Luton of Bristol-based studio Mobile Pie also sees a general shift in game visuals away from photo-realism and toward more mannered and subjective approaches. “It is totally possible for a game to win major notoriety by using retro visuals,” he says. “Videogames are much more prone even than movies, to intertextualise – they are filled with abstract symbols and have a short intense history which is keenly and widely followed. That makes them the perfect medium for a constant revival of its own past – or at least, its own past aesthetic.

Luton, however, feels that the mistake some developers make is in replicating vintage experiences too closely, without contextualising them. “Retro games are fetishised because of emotional attachment,” he says. “But their limitations are often forgotten. The audience has become more sophisticated and that is why reissues that do little to the base mechanics rarely succeed creatively and commercially. The Artist isn’t really a silent movie – it is not paced or structured like one. Similarly, games that use the pace and mechanical structure of a retro game will fail to capture a modern audience’s attention.

“Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery is a visually lush, and award-winning iOS game with retro aesthetics, interspersed with an astute self-awareness. You know you’re playing a modern game, because of the narrative, control mechanic and its feel, even though it looks like an aged point-and-click adventure.”

Games, then, often reference their own past to establish atmosphere, or to convey a specific messages to the player – they might not do it in an overt way like The Artist, but they do it for similar reasons; as a shorthand to explore wider themes.

And this message is getting through to the industry’s award bodies. Interestingly, the Innovation category at this year’s Bafta awards is dominated by titles that use visuals in an offbeat, almost retrospective way. LittleBigPlanet 2 is 2D, Bastion has an old-skool isometric style, Child of Eden litters its landscape with vector-style visuals. And on of the major titles, LA Noire, is essentially a traditional graphical adventure game with limited conversation trees and a highly regimented structure.

Indeed, we probably do mainstream games a disservice by berating their obsession with flashy visuals and specious visual tricks. Underneath the photorealistic textures and intricately rendered lighting effects, there are similar concerns to The Artist and Hugo – a desire to uncover and render universal themes and concepts – to say something.

“I think it’s almost impossible to break how something is represented away from what it is that’s being represented,” argues Pinchbeck. “You can take almost any great work of art and represent it so badly that it just becomes awful. What you can see in the history of games is often the same core concept being re-packaged by developing technology – and in the process of re-packaging, becoming something new; so the representational aspects of a game ARE the game in many ways – it’s not just about the mechanics sitting behind the interface.

“That’s particularly true of things like Skyrim, or Uncharted or Dead Space. It’s not just about being stunning visually, it’s about using that massive uplift in representational power to deepen the experience, to add subtle shades of experience that you couldn’t do before. It was interesting that Rage, which looked absolutely gorgeous, got criticised because the visuals didn’t have any depth behind them, any dynamism, which was seen as an integral part of visual design.”

So a game version of The Artist could well win a video game equivalent of an Oscar if it uses visuals in a way that heightens the underlying experience – even if those visuals are in some ways nostalgic? “I think games are driven by tech, at all levels, including ones we normally call artistic,” says Pinchbeck.

“It’s much harder to separate the art and tech of games out – they are interwoven. But for me, that’s a strength of the medium, not a weakness.”

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Posted on March 1st, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 Slim news: My PlayStation highlight of 2011

As another fantastic year on PlayStation draws to a close, industry experts tell eu.playstation.com their video game highlights of 2011.

“The unveiling of PlayStation Vita in January all the way through to the launch in Japan on 17 December 2011 has been great. On PlayStation 3, the launch of Killzone 3, LittleBigPlanet 2 and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception stood out, along with the announcement of The Last of Us.” Shuhei Yoshida, president, SCE Worldwide Studios

“What a year it’s been: we started with three massive games in LittleBigPlanet 2, Killzone 3 and MotorStorm Apocalypse, and rounded it off with Resistance 3 and the incomparable Uncharted 3. Add to that some great new PS Move experiences like DanceStar Party, Start the Party! Save the World and Medieval Moves, and there was truly something for everyone in 2011.” Michael Denny, senior vice president, SCE Worldwide Studios, Europe

“There was a ton of great stuff in 2011, and if you were to twist my arm, I’d have to say Uncharted 3. The game just looks amazing and continues a great narrative in a way that few titles have been able to accomplish. No other game gets closer to film quality cutscenes.” Dayne McClurg, community manager, Gotham City Impostors

“Showing off WipEout 2048 and Little Deviants on PS Vita for the first time in public at E3 2011 was a big highlight for me. And playing Uncharted 3 in stereoscopic 3D with my youngest son – it’s just such an awesome game, great story, brilliant pacing, Hollywood style action and all in superb, quality 3D. Hats off to the ‘Dogs’ for another truly amazing game.” Mick Hocking, vice president, SCE Worldwide Studios

“It’s got to be Uncharted 3. I’m a huge fan of the series and it’s a stunning title to experience.” Nick Craig, vice president, Codemasters

“For me it’s been inFAMOUS 2. I loved the first game and I think the second one is just so much better. I’m playing it through for the second time as the villain right now.” Simon Bursey, art director, BigBig Studios

“Killzone 3 showed clearly how far you can push the rendering power of PS3 – great look and feel, and a very well executed game. Batman: Arkham City was a fine successor to the beautiful Arkham Asylum and it’s fantastic to see a small studio like Rocksteady create such a strong new Batman series.” Tore Blystad, game director, Hitman: Absolution

“Not strictly this year, but it has to be Gran Turismo 5. It hasn’t been taken out of my PlayStation 3 since 2010, and it has basically helped me become an actual racing driver.” Jann Mardenborough, GT Academy winner 2011

“It’s been a stupendous year for the discerning gamer, hasn’t it? Call me biased, but seeing EA SPORTS FIFA 12’s online stats go through the roof this year stood out. Also, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Battlefield 3 and Batman: Arkham City – Deus Ex: Human Revolution too. That’s about three months of non-stop playing right there.” Matt Prior, associate producer, EA

“I always enjoy seeing how game series I used to work on go: Dead Space 2 and Need For Speed The Run are two of those, and both are great.” Glen Schofield, general manager, Sledgehammer Games

“I loved The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and I found Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Batman: Arkham City to be pretty epic.” Ara Demirjian, assistant producer, SCE Worldwide Studios

“Killzone 3 was a lot of fun. I’m about big guns: the bigger the shells the better, and that missile launcher in Killzone 3 [the WASP] was immense.” Randy Varnell, producer, Gearbox Software

Check out our video to view more PlayStation highlights from 2011, including the pick of the year as chosen by Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

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Posted on January 1st, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

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 eu.playstation.com/competitions 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 eu.playstation.com.

We’ll be back on 6 January 2012 – until then, enjoy the festive content on eu.playstation.com. 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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Posted on December 23rd, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: Have a 3D Christmas on PS3

Enter the third dimension with stereoscopic 3D on PlayStation 3 this Christmas.

Stereoscopic 3D continues to go from strength to strength in 2011 with more and more movies and video games adopting the eye-popping formula that has changed the way we watch High Definition films on Blu-ray Disc and how we experience PlayStation 3 games.

Accessing this brilliant entertainment on PS3 is simple. First, make sure you have a compatible TV, such as a BRAVIA 3D TV, and 3D compatible glasses or, if you’re feeling fancy, Sony’s HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer. Then read on to find out about some of the best Blu-ray 3D discs and games available to buy this Christmas from your nearest store.

Stereoscopic 3D games on PlayStation 3

If you’re looking out for the most mind-blowing stereoscopic 3D gaming there is on PlayStation 3, then check out Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception from developer, Naughty Dog. Packing in award-winning storytelling, blockbuster action and competitive and co-op multiplayer, Nathan Drake’s latest adventure is a must. Mix in stereoscopic 3D and you’ve got yourself one of the most immersive and thrilling game on PlayStation 3 in 2011.

Looking for a first person shooter that not only tests your mettle, but transforms your living room into a living, breathing war zone through the power of stereoscopic 3D? Then grab yourself a copy of the epic sci-fi action title, Killzone 3. Dropping you right into the heart of the battle, you’ll have to dodge bullets as the combat rages all around you on the treacherous planet Helghan.

Racing fans, rev your engines for the Real Driving Simulator, Gran Turismo 5, which comes rammed with over 1,000 stunning cars, more than 20 locations, over 70 track variations and stereoscopic 3D. That means car aficionados can ogle at some of the world’s greatest supercars from the likes of Ferrari and Bugatti in a whole new way.

Whipping up a storm in 2011 and hailed as the greatest superhero gaming adventure of all time, Batman: Arkham City allows you to slip into the batsuit and take on Gotham’s notorious villains inside the walls of the gargantuan Arkham City maximum security prison. Packed with a batcave full of gadgets and – best of all – stereoscopic 3D, Batman: Arkham City is the most fun you’ll have this Christmas in a pair of tights.

Blu-ray 3D discs on PlayStation 3

Battling with the family for a piece of the action on that BRAVIA 3D TV? Then be sure to grab a handful of some of the best Blu-ray 3D discs around this Christmas to avoid all-out war in the living room, including the complete Toy Story 3D collection. Each one is available separately and packed with Oscar-winning animation, witty scripts and some of the most memorable characters in film history. Oh, and did we mention that they’re all in stereoscopic 3D?

One of the most successful film series of all time came to an end in 2011 with the arrival of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, and now you can own it on Blu-ray 3D disc or download it from the Video Store of PlayStation Store this Christmas. Filled with tons of extra features and behind the scenes snippets, this final chapter in the epic series sees the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizard world escalate into an all-out war.

It’s hammer time and that can only mean one thing: no, not an MC Hammer revival, but Thor on Blu-ray 3D disc. The first of two mighty Marvel comic book movies to explode onto screens in 2011, Thor sees the arrogant warrior, played by Chris Hemsworth, banished to Earth from his home world of Asgard, where he must fight to reclaim his lost powers and learn what it takes to become a true hero. If you’re looking for more superhero action this Christmas then make sure you also pick up a copy of Captain America: The First Avenger on Blu-ray 3D disc to add to your collection.

Fancy something a little darker and perfect for the grown-ups at home? Then get ready for one hell of a ride in Drive Angry 3D. Nicolas Cage stars as Milton, a hardened criminal who has broken out of hell for one last chance at redemption. Intent on punishing a vicious cult who murdered his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter, he has three days to stop them before they sacrifice her child under a full moon to raise the devil himself.

With loads of PlayStation 3 games and Blu-ray 3D discs to choose from, there is plenty to get you started this Christmas. This is just a taste of the growing catalogue of 3D compatible games and movies on PlayStation 3, so be sure to check out eu.playstation.com for all the latest stereoscopic 3D games and eu.playstation.com/ps3/movies/ for the best Blu-ray 3D discs headed your way in 2012. The revolution is only just starting!

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Posted on December 17th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »