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Posted on December 31st, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: Discover PlayStation Store

Are you the proud owner of a new PlayStation system? Now’s the perfect time to explore a world of great entertainment with PlayStation Store.

PlayStation Store is your one-stop online shop for a massive range of downloadable PlayStation 3 and PSP products. Home to a brilliant range of content such as games, free demos and trailers, PlayStation Store offers stunning entertainment for everyone – and you don’t have to pay a penny to access it.

You can browse PlayStation Store on your PlayStation 3 and PSP systems, as well as via Media Go on your PC- and if you want to download anything you just need a PlayStation Network account. It’s quick, safe and fun, so take a look at what’s in store:


PlayStation Plus: Get more from your PlayStation 3 with PlayStation Plus, a subscription service that offers an incredible variety of premium and exclusive features.

Latest: Discover the freshest content on PlayStation Store. You can browse by categories such as games, demos and format – including minis and PS one Classics – and find recent price drops for a bargain.

Top Sellers: The biggest hits can be found here, including specially selected Staff Picks that you can’t afford to miss.

All Games: Take a look at all the games, demos and add-ons available on PlayStation Store. What will you download today?

Game Franchises: If you enjoy big series such as Uncharted, Grand Theft Auto and Final Fantasy, then this is the place for you.

Demos: Try before you buy with a great selection of free PS3 and PSP demos.

Themes & Avatars: Add a little bit of personal style to your XMBTM Menu.

Media & Apps: Download game soundtracks, stay up to date with PlayStation related events and access the brilliant variety of video features and applications, including VidZone, Filmy and PlayTV.


New Arrivals: Grab some popcorn and dive into the newest films available to rent or buy, as well as the freshest film trailers.

Top Sellers: What’s hot in the movie world right now? Take a look at the most popular flicks to rent or buy.

Available in HD: Bring stunning picture quality into your home with all the High Definition movies available on PlayStation Store in one handy place.

Offers & Collections: Grab a bargain or turn your weekend into a film fest with a collection of much-loved series or a set of related movies.

Rent: Renting films is quick and easy on PlayStation Store, and you have a full 48 hours to enjoy your movie as many times as you want once you’ve started watching it.

Films: Browse through all the films available on PlayStation Store.

TV: You don’t have to stick to the big screen – PlayStation Store is home to some excellent TV shows as well. Download your favourites here.

Studios & Channels: The biggest and brightest shows from some of the best movie studios and television channels are yours to own and enjoy.

If you’re a big fan of related PlayStation Network shops and sites, such as the SingStore, you’ll be happy to know that you can use your PSN account to download content from them, too. PSP owners can also use their PSN account to download the Digital Comics Reader, which lets you buy a variety of excellent comic books from PlayStation Store, for a great read on the go.

You can also link PlayStation Store with your Facebook profile so you can proudly show off your hard-earned trophies, browse your PSN Friends list and more. Your PlayStation Store activity will be published to your Facebook newsfeed, without you lifting a finger.

PlayStation Store is updated with a variety of fresh content every Wednesday, so keep up to date by checking the PSN Store Heads-Up blog post on PlayStation.Blog at

Why not start your PlayStation Store journey now with a PlayStation Network Card? Pick them up in £25 and £35 denominations from high street retailers and add credit easily to your PlayStation Network wallet without the need of a credit card. They’re an easy way to purchase all your PlayStation Store goodies – and the perfect gift. Give them a try now and join the millions enjoying PlayStation Store.

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Posted on December 30th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: Celebrate the New Year with PlayStation

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Ring in 2012 with some amazing PlayStation entertainment and make it a New Year to remember.

It’s nearly time to see in the New Year, so gather all the party essentials: food, drinks and an unbeatable selection of PlayStation entertainment to start 2012 with a bang.


The snacks are in the oven and your guests are on the way – so it’s the ideal time to plan your evening. Hop on to VidZone and organise your perfect party playlist. There are plenty of free music videos to choose from to suit any mood, so pick some great tunes and personalise the way you say goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012.

You can keep any little ones happy in the meantime with EyePet & Friends on PlayStation 3, which uses the magic of the PlayStation Eye camera to bring two adorable little EyePets into your home.


Get the party started and your friends and family warmed up with the competitive spirit. Blast your brain cells with Buzz!: The Ultimate Music Quiz on PSP to put your music knowledge to the test, and then get everyone off the couch with

Brunswick Pro Bowling and After Hours Athletes on PS3. Both titles use the PlayStation Move motion controller and PlayStation Eye camera to bring some sporting genius to your evening.

And don’t forget about the kids – you can free up the TV by switching their EyePet fun over to EyePet Adventures on PSP before bedtime. Then they can take their magical best friend wherever they go.


With things in full swing, the energy levels should be reaching a high point, which is the perfect time to whip out DanceStar Party on PS3 to see who has the groove to match 40 foot-stomping hits, including We No Speak Americano, OMG and Born This Way.

If your guests are still in the dancing mood, then bring the smooth criminals out to play with Michael Jackson The Experience. The PS3 title lets you dance to hits such as Thriller and Dirty Diana using PlayStation Move, while crooning to the lyrics thanks to the Wireless SingStar Microphones. Who’s Bad?


Before you start the big countdown, take advantage of the singing mood by unleashing the SingStar Party Pack. Not only does it come with two Wireless SingStar Microphones, it also has voucher codes to download SingStar and 20 tracks of your choice from the SingStore, meaning everyone gets the chance to belt out a song they love.


With the music blasting, don’t forget to ring in the New Year – it’s time to slam on your VidZone party playlist to celebrate in style. If Santa delivered a BRAVIA 3D TV and some compatible glasses down your chimney, you can watch the televised New Year fireworks in a new dimension and enjoy the incredible eye-popping display without the outdoor chill.


It’s 2012, so make sure you keep your PlayStation Eye camera out and wish all your loved ones on your PlayStation Network Friends List a very Happy New Year with the voice and video chat feature on your PlayStation 3. Party poppers and hats are optional…

New Year’s Day

The dust has settled, the party has rocked and a new year has dawned – so why not treat yourself to a few classic movies from the Video Store of PlayStation Store? Or put your feet up and grab some of your favourite TV shows via the selection of great catch-up TV channels that PS3 has to offer.

You can also spend a little of your leftover Christmas money to become a PlayStation Plus subscriber with a massive 20 per cent off a year’s subscription. Then you can take advantage of a variety of discounts and brilliant games at no extra cost. How’s that for getting the New Year off to a great start?

Enjoy New Year’s Eve 2011 and have a great 2012. is updated frequently every day with the very latest Free Slim PS3 news and games reviews.

Posted on December 29th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

PlayStation news: PlayStation PS3 Move.Me Game Designed to Help Kids Cope with Cancer

Over the summer I had the privilege of working with a group of doctors, graduate students, and other professionals on a very special video game code named the “P.E. Game” or patient empowerment game.

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Posted on December 27th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

news: ScrewAttack – Top 10 Games of 2011 [GameTrailers]

GameTrailers: Nick and Craig bring us their Top 10 titles of 2011! Will you laugh? Will you cry? Don’t worry, we know you’ll hurl in the excitement for the best games of the year! is updated several times every day with the latest Free PlayStation 3 news and hardware reviews.

Posted on December 25th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: Brand New Uncharted 3:Drakes Deception Wallpaper at 1080p Along With 9 Others

Latest news: Uncharted Here is an exclusive brand new Uncharted 3 wallpaper at 1920×1080 resolution along with 9 other Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception wallpapers. Our site is updated several times every day with the latest Free Slim PS3 news.

Posted on December 25th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: The DanceStar Mobile app is here

Now you can join in with the DanceStar Party wherever you go for free.

Download our brand new DanceStar Mobile app to your iOS device and you’ll have the best from the DanceStar Party community at your fingertips, any time, anywhere.

With DanceStar Mobile you can check out all the latest and greatest performances from the community plus you can rate and share your favourite videos and snapshots via Facebook, Twitter and email.

So, what are you waiting for? Download the app for free from iTunes and join the DanceStar Mobile party now.


PlayStation Network account required to access some online features.

Twitter support only available on iOS5.

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Posted on December 23rd, 2011 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 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

We’ll be back on 6 January 2012 – until then, enjoy the festive content on 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 »

Sony mystified by PS Vita glitch reports

Stories stating the first wave of PS Vitas are beset by malfunctions are erroneous, says Japanese electronics giant

Sony is fuming after a number of stories appeared online stating that the first PS Vitas sold in Japan have been beset by widespread glitches, allegedly including problems powering the handheld console up and down and frozen touchscreens.

While it acknowledges that a few new PS Vita owners may have experienced isolated malfunctions, it is adamant that users are experiencing no more problems than would be expected given that 325,000 units of the handheld console were sold during its launch weekend in Japan.

David Wilson, head of UK PR at Sony Computer Entertainment, said: “The PS Vita has had a terrific launch and sold in large numbers. We’re annoyed with these stories, because we can’t find any evidence of widespread glitches.

“The stories even said that Sony has issued an apology for PS Vita glitches, which simply isn’t true – there’s an apology on our Japanese website for people who are having trouble getting through to our technical help line, but that’s it.

“And there’s a page showing standard procedures for powering the PS Vita on and off, which has been on our site since before the launch, which has been presented in some news stories as a means of solving the alleged glitches.”

Sony appears to have been a victim of internet Chinese whispers, combined with an element of its Japanese website getting lost in translation.

It has issued a firmware update, but that is only to be expected with a new and complex handheld console such as the PS Vita. There is also a YouTube video showing a PS Vita with a frozen screen, which has been replicated in various places on the web, but that hardly constitutes a welter of malfunctions.

One wonders whether the Sony-haters who hacked the PlayStation Network earlier in the year and aimed a barrage of bile at the company (including threats to senior executives) are up to their old tricks again.

Despite the negative reports, the PS Vita’s future would still appear to be bright: the 325,000 units sold in its opening weekend represents a solid if unspectacular start.

Nintendo’s 3DS handheld sold 371,000 units in its opening weekend, but sales subsequently tailed off swiftly, which was attributed to a lack of compelling games.

The PS Vita, by contrast, launched in Japan with a healthy portfolio of 24 games, and Sony has announced that 33 games will be available for the UK launch on 22 February.

And even if it does turn out that a significant number of the first PS Vitas sold in Japan were faulty, Sony has plenty of time to iron out teething problems before the unit goes on sale in the UK.

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Posted on December 22nd, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 Slim news: PlayStation PS3 Move.Me Game Designed to Help Kids Cope with Cancer

Over the summer I had the privilege of working with a group of doctors, graduate students, and other professionals on a very special video game code named the “P.E. Game” or patient empowerment game.

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Posted on December 21st, 2011 by  |  No Comments »