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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. is updated several times every day with the latest Free PlayStation news.

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

PS3 news: Access TV Episode 61

The latest Slim PS3 news:

Available to download from PlayStation Store now

Messers Ratchet and Clank are back where they belong this week – on PS3 in a brand new adventure called Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force, and also on Access TV as Game of the Week in Episode 61. The Lombax / robot duo are in fine form too, returning with a tower defence twist but with all the charm, humour and outrageous weapons you’d expect from PlayStation’s premier platforming duo.

Elsewhere in the show there’s the latest on Dead Island: Riptide, as the Access TV crew head to London for a chat with the game’s developers amidst a torrent of zombies.

There’s also the small matter of the Access Game of the Year 2012 to sort out, with voting closing this Friday 7th December at 9am. There’s a rundown of the contenders in Bonus Level, but the gist is this – to have your say, head to and vote for your favourite.

As always, there’s a roundup of what’s hot on the PlayStation Store as well as all the latest news in PlayStation Briefing. Enjoy the show!

Access TV is available on the PlayStation Store every Wednesday, free to download for all UK PSN users.

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Posted on December 7th, 2012 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: Fancy a fantastic deal this Christmas?

Latest Slim PS3 news:

Pick up a festive bargain on PlayStation Store with our 12 Deals of Christmas promotion.

Grab yourself a very merry deal this festive season with the 12 Deals of Christmas on PlayStation Store. A dozen amazing bargains await you from 1 December until 24 December 2012.

Like the best Christmas presents, each deal is kept under wraps until it’s time for it to be opened, so keep an eye on PlayStation.Blog and PlayStation Store to find out what the latest deal is.

Don’t waste a moment – each discount will only be available for 48 hours, so be sure to grab them before they vanish… is updated regularly per day with the very latest Free Slim PS3 news and reviews.

Posted on November 30th, 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, and 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. is updated regularly each day with the latest Free Slim PS3 news.

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. is updated frequently per day with the latest Free PS3 news and reviews.

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.

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Posted on November 4th, 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.

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

PlayStation news: Fun for all the family with PS3 Essentials

Find out more about the greatest gaming experiences at the best value with PS3 Essentials.

Your PlayStation 3 is home to an amazing selection of incredible games, and now you can get even more value for your money with PS3 Essentials: a diverse range of critically-acclaimed games at pocket friendly prices. Whether you’re searching for a bargain, aiming to fill the gaps in your games collection or looking for the ideal gift, you’ll be able to find the perfect title for your needs. Here’s a look at 10 games which will liven up any family occasion.

For sports fans:Sports Champions

Grab your PlayStation Move motion controller and try your hand at Archery, Beach Volleyball, Bocce, Table Tennis, Disc Golf and Gladiator Duel. Are you good enough to take the top spot in the Champions Cup?

For dance floor divas:DanceStar Party

Pump up the volume of any social occasion with the funky moves of DanceStar Party. With an amazing track list of 40 top songs including hits from Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Jessie J, you can groove to the beat and test your fancy footwork. Make sure you record your smooth moves with the PlayStation Eye camera so you can relive every step via video playback and then share your world-beating performances with the DanceStar Party community, your Facebook friends and Twitter followers.

For the young at heart:Start the Party!

This madcap game puts you in the centre of the action on your TV screen in a variety of fast paced and light-hearted party games. The whole family can get a piece of the action using the PS Move motion controller to slice, smash and swing to victory in over 20 crazy challenges, including Bug Bash, Picture This and Piñata.

For creative minds:LittleBigPlanet

Journey with Sackboy through the wonderful world of the Creator Curators to explore the inventive landscapes of LittleBigPlanet. Then build your own levels by cleverly combining stickers, decorations, springs, elastic, metal, cardboard, string, sponge and many more materials – glue them all together then upload your level via PlayStation Network to share it with the world… or play someone else’s level and rate their creativity.

For racing fans:ModNation Racers

If creating your own games in LittleBigPlanet has inspired you, ModNation Racers is the perfect way to spice things up even more with the ability to build your own karts, tracks and characters and race them online. You can also share your masterpieces via PlayStation Network so everybody can enjoy your spark of genius, or you can get some friends around to have a race in the local multiplayer modes – it’s all par for the course in ModNation Racers.

For those in need of a good workout:Move Fitness

How about a little fitness kick? Grab two PS Move motion controllers and step into your own high-tech gym without leaving the comfort of your home. Work out to a personalised training programme, burn calories and get into shape with exercises including jump squats, sparring and dodgeball.

For brave little soldiers:Medieval Moves

Prince Deadmund desperately needs your help – his castle has been overrun by the evil Morgrimm and his skeleton army, so pick up your PlayStation Move motion controller and wield it as a mighty sword, explosive dynamite or pinpoint bow and arrow to defeat Morgrimm’s troops and save the kingdom. And if your courage falters, team up with a friend in co-operative battles via PlayStation Network.

For animal lovers:EyePet & Friends

EyePet & Friends is a refreshingly different type of game where you nurture and play with two cheeky EyePets who materialise in your living room using the magic of the PlayStation Eye camera. Use the motion controller to create and customise EyePet toys, outfits and more, and then share your furry friend’s adventures via PlayStation Network.

For the thrill seekers:MotorStorm

Go off-road in a variety of vehicles, including agile motocross bikes, rugged ATVs, powerful racing trucks, lightning-quick rally cars, sturdy mudpluggers and unstoppable big rigs in the craziest festival on earth.

For space explorers:Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction

Massive weapons, awesome gadgets, dastardly villains and intergalactic adventures are all in a day’s work for Ratchet and Clank, so strap yourself in for an unforgettable space-bound voyage to the Polaris galaxy at the end of the universe…

These are just a few of the games in the PS3 Essentials range – there are even more unmissable titles at a great price to get your hands on. Which one will you get next? Head out to your nearest shop or online to PlayStation Store and snap up a bargain now.

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Posted on September 30th, 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

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 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.

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

news: Playstation 3 Marvel Vs Capcom Origins Has 13 Fewer Achievements/Trophies Than Xbox 360 Version

STFUandPLAY’s Romudeth writes:

“So my friend IMs me with something VERY interesting. Apparently the Playstation 3 version of the recently released Capcom fighter Marvel vs Capcom Origins has fewer trophies (achievements on the Xbox) than the Xbox version.” Slim PS3 is updated several times each day with the latest Free PlayStation news.

Posted on September 28th, 2012 by  |  No Comments »