news: Weekend Essentials – Issue 34

It’s a packed weekend on PlayStation with the arrival of PlayStation Plus, Tiger Woods, Everybody’s Tennis and a whole host of fantastic deals up for grabs on PlayStation Store.

PlayStation Plus is here

Want to get even more from your PlayStation 3? Then PlayStation Plus is exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Joining PlayStation Plus opens the door to a whole of premium and exclusive features, including one-hour trials of PlayStation Network and Blu-ray Disc releases, and is your gateway to over £200 worth of cool content a year.

Plus, you’ll also receive the latest PS3 system software updates, game updates and game demos without lifting a finger! All you have to do is download the latest system software update and start subscribing. Welcome to a new dawn on PlayStation Network.

Become a PlayStation Plus member today.


Do you hear that? That’s the sound of asteroid-blasting action winging its way to you, which must mean one thing: Super Stardust HD is celebrating its third birthday this week. In honour of this, you can download the full game plus two additional game packs – Solo and Team Mode – at a whopping great reduction until 7 July 2010.

So go on, sprinkle a little stardust on your PS3 and download it now from PlayStation Store.

A whole lot of woman

Everybody’s favourite chubby chick – the lovely Fat Princess – is getting the special treatment this week on PlayStation Store including a full game price reduction, additional avatars and a belly busting software update that includes same screen co-operative mode, clan tag functionality, password protected games and four free maps from previous fat game updates.

Oh, and if that’s not enough there’s the brand new Fat Princess Fat Roles expansion pack for you to download too. And if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber you get a 20 per cent discount on the pack and free exclusive avatars.

Fatten up on PlayStation Store now.

Seeing SingStars

This week sees a stage full of new features added to SingStar including SingStar Remote, that lets you connect to SingStar with a PSP and create a playlist of up to 20 songs while someone else is singing. There’s also player feedback, a SingStar Clubs upgrade (single clubs can now feature up to 1,000 members) and the awesome Online Battles mode where you can use your vocal talents to duel against friends in SingStar.

Time for tennis?

That’s right – Everybody’s Tennis is here; you can download it direct from PlayStation Store or snap it up on Universal Media Disc and start creating a racket on PSP. Get it? Packed with features including Wireless multiplayer modes, customisable characters, a slew of different courts, locations and opponents, it’s the best reason in the world to take up virtual tennis.

Download it now from PlayStation Store.

Putter up

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 tees off on PlayStation 3 this week, challenging you to lead your team of pro golfers to the top of the leaderboards in the prestigious Ryder Cup tournament on the Celtic Manor course, as well as a whole host of other renowned championship greens.

Cuckoo for Kaká

Fancy winning a Sony BRAVIA® 3D HD TV, as well as a Sony Surround Sound System? All you have to do is enter our fun competition starring Brazilian ace Kaká – the face of Sony’s 3D campaign – to be in with a chance. Check it out at

Win a PSP Gold

There’s still time to nab a piece of World Cup history in the shape of a PSP Gold Limited Edition to celebrate the release of EA SPORTS 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa on PSP. All you have to do is visit, sign in and submit your entry. It’s that simple! So go on, what are you waiting for?

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