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PS3 Slim news: All they want for Christmas…

The people behind the video games you love tell us what they’re looking forward to playing over the Christmas break.

Draw up a fantasy list of dream careers and the job of video games developer would surely feature. You get to make and play amazing titles all day long, right? Make them, yes, but play them? Not always. That’s why the people involved in creating the biggest video games of 2012 – some of the most passionate fans there are – look forward to the chance to down tools over Christmas and catch up on the games their fellow developers have crafted.

Discover what the talented minds behind the likes of Wonderbook: Book of Spells, Dishonored and Need for Speed Most Wanted are hoping to unwrap on Christmas morning.

“Given all the superb releases in the last few months I wouldn’t normally have any time to leave the house. However, this year I’ve got a few great games to play on my PlayStation Vita, including LittleBigPlanet PlayStation Vita, Assassin’s Creed III Liberation and Need for Speed Most Wanted, while on my PlayStation 3 must-play list this Christmas are Wonderbook: Book of Spells, Sleeping Dogs and Hitman: Absolution.” (Robert Karp, producer, XDev Studio Europe)

“Obviously, Christmas is the season of goodwill, but I also like to think of it as the time when Santa dumps a load of wicked games down the chimney, and I take time off work to blast through them.

“This year, while my family busy themselves exchanging gifts, eating mince pies and enjoying a little quality time together, I’ll be battering my friends’ high scores and driving my way to the top of my Most Wanted List in Need for Speed Most Wanted on PS3. And if my family insist on me making an appearance at the dinner table, I’ll bring my PS Vita version and just keep on scoring.” (Rob O’Farrell, producer, Criterion Games)

“I’m looking forward to playing Dishonored on PS3 and having the time to finally finish Rayman Origins on my PS Vita.” (Warren Spector, vice president, Junction Point Studios)

“I’m way behind so I am looking forward to finally playing Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. I’m also going to be catching up with The Walking Dead on my PS3.” (Paul Weaver, senior director, Junction Point Studios)

“I’ve started playing the adventure game, The Walking Dead, and I really like it. The branching choices are great and make it feel like my experience, my story. Harvey Smith [see below] and I are both playing XCOM: Enemy Unknown, along with people from the Dishonored team in Lyon and in Austin. There’s a good chance we’ll be starting it all over again during the holiday.” (Raphael Colantonio, president and co-creative director, Arkane Studios)

“XCOM: Enemy Unknown. I need to start again because my entire squad, in Iron Man mode, got slaughtered. All of them were named after friends and family. Raphael Colantonio and I died last, at least. Also, my wife is a PS Vita fanatic, so she will be playing LittleBigPlanet PS Vita and Sound Shapes. I love to watch her play and hear her commentary on what she likes in games and in the PS Vita system itself.” (Harvey Smith, co-creative director, Arkane Studios)

“I’ll be replaying Journey, squeezing in some fights on PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale and working my way through Papa & Yo. I love a good beat ‘em up, so I’m playing Double Dragon Neon which I got free through PlayStation Plus. I’m also travelling a lot over the holiday, so I have my PS Vita stocked up. I’m playing through LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, Gravity Rush and also Assassin’s Creed III Liberation.” (Brandon Laurino, executive producer, CCP Games) “My daughter and I have been discussing some themes and ideas for our next LittleBigPlanet PS Vita level. The plan is to get that up and running and play-tested (by Mummy), and then I have some serious catching up to do in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.” (Atli Már Sveinsson, creative director, CCP Games)

“I’m going away for the holidays with my family, so it’s all going to be about PS Vita. LittleBigPlanet PS Vita and Sound Shapes I’ve already started, and Christmas will be the perfect time to play them some more. Plus I’m really looking forward to playing two new exciting games, Surge and Big Sky Infinity, which I’m hoping everyone else picks up so I can challenge them on the leader boards.” (Paul Rustchynsky, design director, Evolution Studios)

“My stack of must-play games grows ever taller. I feel shame. But the annual mini-holiday grants me the opportunity to turn my attention to the pile. Beautiful, shiny, unopened PS3 versions of Far Cry 3, Dishonored and Deus Ex: Human Revolution (I am fully aware how long ago that came out) wait to be enjoyed with eggnog, turkey sandwiches and sometimes cake…in fact, most of the time cake.” (Matt Turner, scriptwriter, Ubisoft Montreal)

“Maybe I’ll put Heavy Rain back in the tray for a replay, or some XCOM: Enemy Unknown. As a lot of us are just taking a break after finishing Assassin’s Creed III, there’s also the threat of some four-player Borderlands 2 action, but the wife is already giving me the death stare and I’ve only just typed this.” (Alex Hutchinson, creative director, Ubisoft Montreal)

“I’ll be playing God of War Collection followed by God of War III as there’s nothing like a bit of Spartan spirit to warm up the festive period.” (Ben Walke, community manager, Codemasters)

“I’m hoping for a few new 3D Blu-ray movies from Santa to watch on my PS3. I’m also looking forward to Ratchet & Clank: QForce as it’s awesome in stereoscopic 3D and is good for all the family – I can buy it for the kids and play it myself when they’re in bed!” (Simon Benson, senior development manager, Evolution Studios)

“I can’t wait to play Assassin’s Creed III and FIFA 13, as well as watch trailers for Dead Space 3 and The Last of Us on my PS3 at home.” (Brian Hayes, creative director, EA SPORTS)

“2012 has been a busy year for London Studio – and this Christmas I fully intend to reap the rewards. My kids love Wonderbook: Book of Spells already and when their cousins are over at Christmas we will definitely be playing it. Let’s face it, everyone loves levitating a jar of eyeballs…

“I know that LittleBigPlanet Karting is on at least one wish list in our house as well as Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two and LEGO The Lord of the Rings. And we won’t forget our party favourites: SingStar and DanceStar Party Hits. Doubtless these will be a big part of our post-lunch afternoon. My niece has a grudge match with me on DanceStar Party as I beat her hands down last year. Merry Christmas everyone!” (Dave Ranyard, director, London Studio)

After a certain game yourself this Christmas? Why not head over to Facebook.com/SonyPlayStation and tell us what you’re most looking forward to playing. You never know, someone might spot your comment and take the hint…

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Posted on December 17th, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: PlayStation Store Global Update December 11, 2012

Each week Sony brings PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable owners new content, add-ons, games and more. PlayStation LifeStyle catalogs the PlayStation Store updates for the major regions across the globe. Check back every Tuesday and Wednesday to keep up to date with each week’s PlayStation Store Update. Slim-PS3.com is updated several times every day with the latest Free PlayStation news.

Posted on December 12th, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: Bundles of fun

Start your PS3, PS Vita or PSP adventure with a great value hardware and software pack from PlayStation.

New to PlayStation? One of the best ways to join in the fun is to pick up a value for money hardware bundle online or from your local retailer. Typically these contain a PlayStation console and a quality game which has received critical acclaim, so you’ve got everything you need to get started in one handy box.

Wonderbook: Book of Spells and PS3 12GB

 

Bundle includes:

PlayStation Move motion controller

Wonderbook peripheral

PlayStation Eye camera

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two and PS3 12GB

Bundle includes:

PlayStation Move motion controller

PlayStation Eye camera

FIFA 13 and PS Vita Wi-Fi model

Gran Turismo 5 and PS3 320GB

More great value

The world of PlayStation offers something for everyone, and always at great value:

Sign up to PlayStation Network to enjoy free* online gaming, surf the web and chat to friends and family around the world.

Head to PlayStation Store for regularly updated special offers on games, additional game content and the minis range of bite-sized titles.

Check out the Platinum range on PS3 and PSP for best-selling titles at a great price.

Try out the PSP Essentials range for great PSP games at pocket money prices.

So what are you waiting for? View a small selection** of PlayStation bundles at eu.playstation.com/ps3system, eu.playstation.com/psvitasystem and eu.playstation.com/psp then head online or to your local retailer to take one home and start enjoying yourself the PlayStation way.

 

* PlayStation®Network, PlayStation®Store and PlayStation®Home subject to terms of use and not available in all countries and languages. Broadband internet service required. Users are responsible for broadband access fees. Charges apply for some content. Users under 18 require parental consent.

** Please note that not all bundles are available in all countries.

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Posted on November 29th, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: Let the music play with Music Unlimited

The latest PS3 news:

Get an entire year of Music Unlimited Premium for £11.99 with PlayStation Plus.

You can listen to millions of songs at home via your PlayStation 3 and on the move with PlayStation Vita thanks to Music Unlimited.

PlayStation Plus members can sign up now for a one-year Premium subscription at PlayStation Store and get a whopping 90 per cent discount off the full price – hurry though as this offer is restricted to the first 100,000 purchases and will end on 31 December 2012.

Sony Entertainment Network’s Music Unlimited lets you stream millions of songs from the latest hits to classic tracks  to compatible devices.

Music Unlimited is available on a wide range of Sony and non-Sony connected devices including any computer (including PC and Mac), iOS devices including iPhone and iPod touch, Android devices including smartphones and tablets, PlayStation 3, PS Vita and connected Sony BRAVIA TVs as well as various Sony home audio and video devices.

If you’re a PlayStation Plus member and haven’t tried Music Unlimited yet, head over to PlayStation Store now and pick up a one-year Premium subscription at a bargain price.

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

news: Weekend Essentials 150

Make your own history as an assassin, prove your brainpower to friends and outrun the cops with PlayStation this weekend.

Assassins hunt in pairs

Battle lines are drawn: the War of American Independence is about to get under way. Experience the revolution through the eyes of new hero Connor Kenway in Assassin’s Creed III on PlayStation 3, and track your enemies across vast wildernesses and the thriving cities of Boston and New York, as well as on the ocean in epic sea battles.

Ten years prior to the events of Assassin’s Creed III, Aveline de Grandpré has sworn to protect her home and the people of Louisiana. Assassin’s Creed III Liberation on PlayStation Vita will take you on a rich journey through New Orleans as you lure enemies into traps and silently eliminate them.

Pick up both games in shops or download them from PlayStation Store now and explore the birth of a nation on PS3 and PS Vita.

Who are you as smart as?

Prove your brainpower in a series of fiendishly tricky yet challenges, in Smart As… on PS Vita. Test your mind’s prowess in logic, maths, memory and word puzzles, and then see if you’re smarter than your Facebook and PlayStation Network friends. Pick up your copy in-store today or download it from PlayStation Store.

Get sporty with Sports Champions 2

There’s no room for friendship or family bonds in Sports Champions 2 on PS3, so grab your PlayStation Move motion controller and defeat your rivals at golf, boxing, bowling, skiing, tennis and archery. Earn the right to be named Sports Champion in your house this weekend.

Geronimo Stilton returns

Journey with an ordinary mouse on an extraordinary quest, when Geronimo Stilton answers the Queen of the Fairies’ call for help. Tackle more than 60 puzzles and mini-games and explore a magical world in Geronimo Stilton Return to the Kingdom of Fantasy The Videogame on PSP.

Save the world with Phineas and Ferb

Dastardly Dr Doofenshmirtz and his villainous plans must be stopped, and Phineas, Ferb and Agent P are just the people for the job. Join them as they travel through parallel realities and get to grips with strange new gadgets, as Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension lands on PSP.

New on Blu-ray Disc

Wrestle with the cops and other fighters on PS3 this weekend. Confront an entire city’s police force along with the fastest racers on PlayStation Network in Need for Speed Most Wanted. Take down anyone, anywhere as you dominate the roads.

Meanwhile, WWE ’13 crams some of the biggest personalities of wrestling into the ring. Take your pick from the likes of The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Undertaker and relive the Attitude era in your own living room.

New to download

In Okami HD, available to download to PS3, you’ll become the sun god Amaterasu as the critically acclaimed adventure receives a sparkling High Definition makeover and PlayStation Move features.

More for your game

Unleash a bitter ex-cop’s fury in four new multiplayer maps for Max Payne 3 when you download the Hostage Negotiation Pack. Adapt to hostile conditions, experiment with new weapons then tackle opponents from around the globe via PlayStation Network.

Add three new stages to Mercenaries mode in Resident Evil 6: an aircraft carrier level in the High Seas Fortress pack, the Rail Yard’s maintenance tunnels and trains and the deadly traps found in The Catacombs.

Visit PlayStation Store to enhance these two PS3 heavyweights.

Test your gaming knowledge

It’s the busiest time of the year for many gamers, with a host of great new titles making it tricky to know which to try first. Have a go at the November 2012 edition of Level Up, focusing on the new wave of blockbusters, and you can prove your knowledge while choosing the game to play next.

Try it out right now at eu.playstation.com/levelup.

More from PlayStation

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

Visit eu.playstation.com/competitions for your chance to win great prizes.

Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/PlayStationEU.

Join in with a variety of activities on the Official PlayStation Facebook page at facebook.com/SonyPlayStation.

Have your say in the official PlayStation Forums at community.eu.playstation.com.

Sign up to Inside PS Vita at eu.playstation.com/psvita to be first with the news on the revolutionary handheld.

Check out pictures from recent events and the latest PlayStation games at flickr.com/playstationblogeurope

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Posted on November 4th, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: When Vikings Attack: 10 things you need to know

The Vikings are coming to PS3 and PlayStation Vita – make sure you’re ready with these fantastic factoids from developer Clever Beans.

1. Helmet hogwash

Real Vikings didn’t wear horns on their helmets, but they do in When Vikings Attack. Apologies to any Viking fans, Scandinavians, historians or anyone else who feels we have unfairly tainted the reputation of Vikings or taken liberties with historical accuracy.

The game is deliberately based only on vague, half-remembered half-truths from our school days. Real Vikings are indeed a fascinating subject, but this game is about the Vikings of common mythology, rather than history. Also, Vikings did not really invade 1970s Britain. We made that bit up too.

2. Sound effects and stolen biscuits

Many of the sound effects for the game were recorded by our sound designer Jamie Finlay during a session in an abandoned warehouse full of stolen biscuits. The warehouse was actually demolished the next day.

When Vikings Attack probably has the largest sound budget of any game that we have worked on. Almost everything in the game has a customised smashing or throwing sound, or both; many of which will make you laugh out loud. There are also countless funny vocal exclamations in various accents from all over the UK; at Clever Beans we call these “Ey-Ups”.

Jamie is a real perfectionist, and even took his laptop on holiday to Spain so that he could do some last-minute voice-over editing for us. We can only apologise to his girlfriend for this.

3. Horses are all talk

An early storyline for the game involved a talking horse with a colander on his head. We will definitely include a talking horse in one of our games, in the future. There are clearly nowhere near enough games about talking horses.

4. When Vikings evolve

In a much earlier version of the game, the player could punch, kick and jump, and also throw other characters around just like objects. The game started out as a massive bar brawl style beat ‘em up. Although we couldn’t figure out how to make this seem like a convincing fight; there were a lot of characters wandering around doing nothing, and it wasn’t clear how the player could control more than one character at once.

So we decided to have friendly characters follow the player character around. We had the idea that they were your “lives”, waiting to step in and take over when needed. From there it was only a small step to make them all controllable at once, as a team.

5. The house of ideas

In one prototype level that we built, player teams could walk on walls. It all got a bit too confusing, both to play and to design. The game feels a little bit like an iceberg sometimes: a little pile of fun sitting on top of a much larger mountain of submerged, discarded gameplay ideas.

6. Stick with it…

The characters that you see in the game are the third or fourth iteration character models. An early prototype stick man character is unlockable in the game; see if you can find him! Producers at Sony Computer Entertainment liked this little guy so much that they asked for him to be put back in, even though he was only a graphic made by one of our programmers. We got an artist to remake him with a nice smiley face, though. A later, equally defunct character model can be found near the town hall in the game, as a statue.

7. Animal magic

No penguins were harmed during the making of the Zoo level. The donkey, however, was completely bent out of shape over the course of the project. Originally built for our first prototype world, he was reused in the Sorting Office world, the Pier world and then transformed into a zebra for the Zoo. Finally, after a lot of stretching and another new paint job, he put in a stint as a giraffe, also in the Zoo. Such is the nature of indie game development – we all have to wear a lot of hats. Even donkeys have to wear a lot of hats.

8. Let’s dance

The most time-consuming special animation was the mime artist – although he was the quickest to make sound effects for. The robot is another favourite animation of ours. The track that he is breakdancing to is actually I’m in the Mood for Dancing by the Nolan Sisters. So he’s not quite as cool as you might think.

9. Duck and cover

The inspiration for the Public Information films that punctuate the game came from a series of 1970s Cold War films called Protect and Survive. These were made in case of a nuclear attack on Britain, but never broadcast – perhaps because they are so terrifying. We substituted the Cold War terror of a nuclear invasion for a load of daft Vikings. Another inspiration was a British comedy series called Look Around You. This is a brilliant spoof of 1970s educational programmes, which has excellent period sound and music effects.

10. Credit where credit’s due

When Vikings Attack has the longest credits list in the history of gaming. When you reach the end of the game, you will unlock the enhanced credits. These really are worth watching, and listening to.

Want to find out more about When Vikings Attack? Keep reading eu.playstation.com and PlayStation.Blog at blog.eu.playstation.com for all the latest on this hilarious action title.

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

Slim PS3 news: Weekend Essentials 147

Discover the amazing Dishonored on PS3, travel with the Doctor on PS Vita and enjoy a treasure trove of downloads this weekend.

Revenge solves everything

One of 2012’s most eagerly anticipated titles has arrived on PlayStation 3. Dishonored delivers stealth based gameplay in a steampunk world full of criminals, corruption and supernatural forces. The choices you make will determine the fate of the world – how will you play?

The Doctor will see you now

It’s time – Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock has landed on PlayStation Vita to take you on an action adventure across the stars. Control the Doctor and River Song on a quest to save the Earth. Download Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock from PlayStation Store now, and if you want to find out what it’s like to act as the iconic Doctor, take a look at our Matt Smith interview. Don’t worry, there aren’t any spoilers…

X marks the spot

Earth is under threat and only you can save it via your PS3 in XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Use your tactical genius and a crack, secret paramilitary organisation to defeat the enemy in over 70 unique missions. You are our last hope – give this strategic shooter a blast in the PlayStation Store demo, then head out to the shops and grab a copy.

Simply marvellous

Still have a little fight left in you after all that action? Then Marvel vs. Capcom Origins on PS3 is the perfect way to battle it out in two PlayStation classics: Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes. Take control of comic book icons such as Hulk, Spider-Man and Wolverine and enjoy two of the most popular games of the 90s. Download Marvel vs. Capcom Origins from PlayStation Store now.

Teddy bear’s picnic in Paradise

Naughty Bear has returned to PS3… and all the other bears are stuffed. Paradise Island is where the boisterous bear will exact his revenge on 30 selfish teddies. Use hilarious disguises and brutal weapons to rack up the naughty points. You’re in for a big surprise with Naughty Bear Panic in Paradise and you don’t need to go down to the woods to find out why – simply download it from PlayStation Store today.

The hunt is on

The world is being threatened by a shadowy criminal organisation – so it’s up to you to sort them out, fast. Get behind the wheel of the deadly Interceptor supercar in Spy Hunter on PS Vita. Whether it’s on the road or on the sea, you’ll have no problems speeding into action to blow away the bad guys.

New to download from PlayStation Store on PS3

Discover the cheeky aquatic world of Derrick the Deathfin as he ventures on a quest to avenge the death of his parents, or join a unique uprising in Worms Revolution, which will blow you away with 32 single player missions, multiplayer for up to four people and carnage for all.

Sticking with the explosive theme, Warlords lets you manage minions, protect your castle and crush your enemies to become the ultimate medieval commander.

For something a bit different, you can also grab the Risen 2: Dark Waters demo for some pirate based role-playing.

More for your games

We’re not done with PlayStation Store yet, as fresh PS3 downloadable content is available for the smash hit TOKYO JUNGLE, irresistible beat ‘em up TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2, sci-fi epic Mass Effect 3 and hi-tech shooter Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier. Head over to PlayStation Store and check them out for more details.

More from PlayStation

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

Visit eu.playstation.com/competitions for your chance to win great prizes.

Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/PlayStationEU.

Join in with a variety of activities on the Official PlayStation Facebook page at facebook.com/SonyPlayStation.

Have your say in the official PlayStation Forums at community.eu.playstation.com.

Sign up to Inside PS Vita at eu.playstation.com/psvita to be first with the news on the revolutionary handheld.

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Posted on October 13th, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed – NYCC Trailer

Latest news: GameXplain: “Check out the latest trailer for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed coming soon to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, 3DS, and Vita!” Our blog is updated several times per day with the latest Slim PS3 news and reviews.

Posted on October 9th, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

Sony ‘surprised’ at lack of developers supporting PS Vita

It seems the PS Vita isn’t doing as well as Sony would like. Sony worldwide studios president Shuhei Yoshida is surprised by the lack of support from third-party developers, Gamasutra reports (via CVG).


“One thing that was surprising and disappointing to us was the [lower] number of third parties to come out [in support] after launch,” he said. The reason so many are shunning the Vita? It’s all the fault of phones.


Yoshida says there are so many other platforms — including the rise of mobile games — vying for publishers’ attention, that resources have to be spread thinly.


“In retrospect there are so many options for publishers now that we cannot take it for granted that our new platform would be supported by third parties, like many years ago,” he said.


“There are limited resources that third party publishers have, and they have to diversify into new areas constantly; that’s a challenge to get the support that we want,” he added.


But Yoshida is upbeat about the console’s future, saying if Sony can better define what the Vita is and what works for it, it’ll get the support it needs. “As we can expand our install base and articulate what works really well on the platform as compared to others, it will get easier for us to be able to get support from third parties.”


A cautiously optimistic approach is in place then, from the sound of things. Consoles are facing a monumental challenge from cheap or even free mobile games. Nintendo has embraced the 21st century with its eShop letting you download games, but they still cost a lot more than those on the App Store or Google Play.


What do you think of the Vita? Is it suffering from a lack of third-party support? What can Sony do to rectify the situation? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook page.







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Posted on October 8th, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: Weekend Essentials 145

Win a trip to Silverstone, take to the pitch in FIFA 13 and rock out with Rocksmith on PS3 this weekend.

Alive and kicking

Stick the boot into your friends this weekend with FIFA 13 on PlayStation 3. The new season features up to date team sheets, an expanded career mode and the ability to use the PlayStation Move motion controller for defence-splitting passes.

If you’re on the move, you can also buy FIFA 13 for PlayStation Vita to get your football fix wherever you go.

Pick up the definitive Real Driving Simulator

Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition roars into shops this weekend, packed with special updates, extra cars, additional courses and exciting new features. Pick it up and head over to PlayStation Store to buy three brand new cars for your garage and settle back for hours of four-wheeled bliss. Plus, enter the exclusive GT Academy Challenge competition to earn a day of intensive driver training at the world-famous Silverstone Circuit – find out more including full terms and conditions at gran-turismo.com.

Rock on

Mix real life with video games via the incredible Rocksmith on PS3. Plug any real guitar directly into your PS3 and learn how to master the axe like a pro. Develop at your own pace and enjoy a variety of mini-games that hone specific skills such as scales and finger dexterity. Strum your way to the top with Rocksmith this weekend.

Are you a fighter?

Tecmo Koei’s popular beat ‘em up series has stepped back into the PS3 ring with some familiar faces as well as characters from SEGA’s iconic brawler, Virtua Fighter. DEAD OR ALIVE 5 lets you fight it out across spectacular locations around the world without leaving your living room.

Help Victor Ludus and win

Have you lent a helping hand to the mysterious Victor Ludus yet? He’s building the ultimate LittleBigPlanet PlayStation Vita level and setting a variety of challenges for you to join in on via Twitter and Facebook. Your creative suggestions will help shape the level which will be built by developers Tarsier Studios and Double 11 and made available to download to LittleBigPlanet PlayStation Vita.

The most creative suggestions for selected challenges will be rewarded with exclusive prizes, so make sure you visit eu.psvita.com to get started and keep an eye on @VictorLudus and Facebook for the latest challenges.

It’s a PlayStation Store games bonanza

It’s a bumper week of games this week on PlayStation Store. For PS3 you can download PlayStation 2 classic Grand Theft Auto 3, unique survival adventure TOKYO JUNGLE (with 20 per cent off if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber), space-bound thriller Starhawk, the refreshingly original Mirror’s Edge and realistic racer F1 2012.

Want more? Then make sure you sink your teeth into inFAMOUS Collection, which contains inFAMOUS, inFAMOUS 2 and inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood. If you’re champing at the bit for some stealth action, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD is also available to download. Magical platformer Page Chronica makes its debut this week as well, while the Medieval Madness pack launches for Pinball Arcade, which is also compatible with PS Vita.

Speaking of the portable powerhouse, you can also download PS Vita title New Little King’s Story, a colourful strategy role-playing game with intuitive touch based controls. PSP isn’t left out either, with FINAL FANTASY III launching this week on PlayStation Store for instant role-playing game goodness.

Demos galore on PlayStation Store

Thought we were finished with PlayStation Store? There’s even more for you, with some delicious demos to download. On PS3 you can get a taste of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and NBA 2K13, while PS Vita horror fans can send a shiver down their spine with the Silent Hill Book of Memories demo.  

More for your games

Treat yourself – and your current games collection – with a variety of great add-ons on PlayStation 3. Whether it’s The Amazing Spider-Man, Darksiders II, Rocksmith, ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS, TRANSFORMERS: The Fall of Cybertron or Spelunker HD, there’s something to get the most from your games this weekend.

More from PlayStation

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

Visit eu.playstation.com/competitions for your chance to win great prizes.

Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/PlayStationEU.

Join in with a variety of activities on the Official PlayStation Facebook page at facebook.com/SonyPlayStation.

Have your say in the official PlayStation Forums at community.eu.playstation.com.

Sign up to Inside PS Vita at eu.playstation.com/psvita to be first with the news on the revolutionary handheld.

Check out pictures from recent events and the latest PlayStation games at flickr.com/playstationblogeurope

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Posted on September 29th, 2012 by  |  No Comments »