PlayStation news: Weekend Essentials – Issue 29

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Unleash rage in the Octagon and on the road in this week’s PS3 releases.

Aggressive times

UFC Undisputed 2010 comes out this week, bringing the hard-hitting action of the world’s leading mixed martial arts organisation to PlayStation 3. It includes more than 100 leading fighters across various weight classes, all individually programmed to look, act and fight like their real life counterparts.

In-between bouts swap two fists for four wheels with blur, also available now on PS3. Travel the globe in fully licensed cars and tear them to shreds with explosive power-ups such as nitro speed boosts and landmines to be the first across the finish line.

The third PS3 release of the week, Alpha Protocol, is an action thriller in which you take a secret agent and mould him into the spy of your choice. Along the way you can master new weapons and techniques, customise your abilities and shape the story by making decisions and interacting with other characters. Espionage just got more personal.

Old school

Leading this week’s selection of games available to download to PlayStation 3 from PlayStation Store is Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype, a side scrolling shooter that’s sure to please old school arcade fans.

Fret Nice is another side scrolling game with a twist – it’s a 2D platforming game that you can control with a guitar controller. It joins mystical puzzle game VooDoo Dice on PlayStation Store this week.

A special treat for Final Fantasy fans arrives this week: PS one Classic Final Fantasy XI, regarded by many as the best in the series, can be downloaded from PlayStation Store and is playable on both PS3 and PSP.

Speaking of PSP, there are four games available this week: DJ Max Fever, Iron Man 2, Rugby League Challenge and Voodo Dice, and four minis including Feel Four Two, a collection of games that two people can play together on one PSP.

On top of all that, you can download extra content for Just Cause 2, Lost Planet 2, Super Street Fighter IV, Buzz! and more.

Get sketching

At there’s a great competition to design an original THE EYE OF JUDGMENT LEGENDS card. The best design will be printed, signed by the game’s designer and sent out to the creator, along with a specially created figurine and a brand new PSP.

In the Dead to Rights: Retribution you can win a PlayStation 3, a copy of the game and a stash of Alpinestars clothing. All you have to do is study a picture of Grant City and hunt down the hiding criminals.

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