news: Weekend Essentials – Issue 31

The FIFA World Cup starts on PlayStation along with a brilliant introduction to 3D gaming to make your weekend unforgettable.

A world of 3D awaits…

Are you ready for the 3D revolution? Fun Stereoscopic 3D gaming can be yours to show off with the 3D Collection, available exclusively from PlayStation Store. The download includes full games of PAIN, Super Stardust HD, WipEout HD and a demo of MotorStorm Pacific Rift, all in glorious 3D, as long as you have a 3D TV to take advantage of them. It’s an experience you can’t afford to miss out on, so treat yourself to some fun in a new dimension now.

NOTE: to enjoy Stereoscopic 3D features, you will require a 3D TV that supports 3D Stereoscopic display and 3D active glasses. Your PS3™ system must have system software version 3.30 or later installed and must be connected to your 3D TV using an HDMI cable.

Net a few football downloads

Kick off the FIFA World Cup the right way with some football related PlayStation 3 downloads from PlayStation Store and PlayStation Network. First up is the Football Fan Styling Pack for EyePet, which features a few new outfits for your lovable pet to wear in time for the big kick off.

If that’s made you sing with happiness then don’t waste the feeling – there is a new downloadable SongPack for SingStar for you to croon to. Football Anthems lets you sing along to a number of classic football songs, such as Queen’s We Are the Champions and Collapsed Lung’s Eat My Goal. And that’s not the final whistle on footy related song content, either. With VidZone you can boot up the ultimate football playlist with World Cup Anthems, which features over 30 songs from around the world to keep the sports mood going.

Want to take a break from belting out the classics? Then the Buzz! World Football Quiz is the ideal half-time breather. Test your football knowledge with friends and family and show them what the real score is with this football crazy Buzz! quiz pack. There’s also the chance to try your hand at some of the football quizzes created by the PlayStation community at

His name is Danger

The world’s most determined stuntman has arrived on PlayStation Network to put you on the seat of a thrilling ride. Welcome to Joe Danger, a PS3 action game where you can take on friends and the reckless Team Nasty in a spectacular stunt driven racing game. Download it from PlayStation Store and laugh in the face of danger…

Heavy metal

The popular Metal Slug series continues on PlayStation Store with Metal Slug XX – an explosive double-barrelled blaster on PSP which features classic shoot ‘em up action, two player co-operative gameplay and new Slug vehicles to fight in. Download it now and prepare yourself for an addictive portable Slug fest.

A beautiful competition

The beautifully different multi-award winning PSN game, Flower, now has an equally beautiful competition for you to enter. If you want to win a PlayStation Network voucher code that allows you to download three free games from a selection on PlayStation Store, then all you have to do is create an original piece of art inspired by Flower. Show off your skills with pens, pencils, paper or even imaging software such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator and let your imagination drift away on the breeze. Head over to for more information and good luck.

The end of The Game

It’s been a popular blast of fun for a while now, but all good things must come to an end – which is to say the final stages of The Game are drawing to a close. Hitting its third and final round, The Game has pitted Team A against Team B and reached a 1-1 stalemate, with it all to play for in the deciding round.

You can help your chosen side by signing up and joining a team using Facebook Connect or registering at Earn your side points and you can be in with a chance of winning digital rewards, while the top player on the winning team could win a variety of prizes, including a PS3 system, a Sony BRAVIA TV and a selection of games. Sign up now and help push your team to victory.

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