Alien Isolation: Friday Night Gamers

It’s Friday Night Gamers time, and following its release last week, this weekend is all about Alien Isolation!

Country New Releases, Mid-Oct. 2014

Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton – not simply a list of the biggest country names, but a list of artists with new tracks to check out on Music Unlimited. Don’t miss new material from The Swon Brothers and Mickey Guyton.

Introduction To Power Pop

Coined by Pete Townshend to define the British invasion sound, power pop is highly melodic, Beatles-crazed rock style full of crunchy guitar riffs, soaring harmonies and undeniably catchy hooks. Perfected by Big Star and Badfinger and popularized by Cheap Trick and the less proggy side of ELO, power pop has mingled with new wave, punk, 1990s alternative and indie rock. Some dabble in it while artists such as Matthew Sweet, The Smithereens and Fountains of Wayne have built careers around it.

Slipknot’s KNOTFEST Festival

Since its inception in 2012, Slipknot’s KNOTFEST has become a three-day, multi-stage event focusing on some of the heaviest music made on Earth. This year’s event in Southern California features of course our fearless heroes, Slipknot, but Danzig, Anthrax, Carcass, Napalm Death, Killswitch Engage, Five Finger Death Punch and plenty of other amp-destroying bands from around the globe.

West Coast Hip-Hop Classics from GTA V

Highlights from the Grand Theft Auto V West Coast Classics radio channel. Featuring artists like Dr. Dre, 2Pac & Ice Cube.

New Releases, Late Oct. 2014

Perhaps our most eclectic mix of new material ever – dig into new songs from Gwen Stefani, Cold War Kids, Neil Diamond, Yusuf (formerly Cat Stevens), Logic and the explosive combo of Miley Cyrus and The Flaming Lips on their cover of “Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds.”

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Wolverine, Storm and the rest of the mutant contingent helped X-Men: Days of Future Past jump into this week’s top spot. Reigning champ, A Million Ways to Die in the West, just came up short, but was looking back at Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow in the third place.

Looking for a family friendly option? Go on an exciting time traveling adventure with a boy and his genius dog in Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Then after the kids are fast asleep, head out for a laugh out loud road trip with a woman and her hard-drinking grandmother with the newly released comedy, Tammy.

As you can see, this week’s #VUTop10 has something for everyone.

  1. X-Men: Days of Future Past   
  2. A Million Ways to Die in the West
  3. Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow
  4. Transformers: Age of Extinction
  5. Neighbors
  6. The Purge: Anarchy
  7. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods – Uncut
  8. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  9. Tammy (Plus Bonus Features)
  10. Godzilla

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We’re offering discounts on the latest episodes of 9 of our most popular television series on PlayStation store, including hit shows like The Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy. Our Fall TV Sale is happening from now until October 30, 2014.


Sons of Anarchy | Season 7

Sons of Anarchy is an adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers, and law officers. Behind the MC’s familial lifestyle is a ruthless and illegal arms business driven by the seduction of money, power, and blood.


The Walking Dead | Season 5

AMC’s original series The Walking Dead returns. The intense season finale left Rick and the group outgunned, outnumbered, and trapped in a boxcar awaiting a grim fate. Season 5 weaves together the true motives of the people of Terminus with the fate of the group’s lost members and the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C. New conflicts and obstacles arise in keeping everyone together and staying alive.

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Here’s this week’s PlayStation Store update.


Operate hidden machinery, evade hazards and demolish blocks with your mighty headbutt in Escape Goat 2 for PS4.


Fight your way to glory in Battlefield 4™ Premium Edition, including the full game and five digital expansion packs with tons of new multiplayer content and more at a great price. Get this highly anticipated bundle now for PS3 and PS4.


Pre-order The Crew™ for PS4 today and receive early unlocks of the Mini Cooper S, BMW Z4 sDrive35is, and Dodge Ram SRT 10. Also get 10,000 bonus Crew Credits for your wallet.

PS4 users can also pre-order Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Complete Season and get access to Raid Mode Stage Pack as a PlayStation® pre-order exclusive bonus.

See the full PlayStation Store update here.

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Starting tomorrow, you’ll never have to worry about missing an episode of your favorite TV show with the new Season Pass feature on Video Unlimited and PlayStation®Store (PS Store).

Season Pass makes it easier than ever to purchase entire seasons of your favorite shows, including current seasons with episodes that haven’t released yet. The feature launches tomorrow on PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and PS Store online via the web and mobile, with PlayStation®4 (PS4™), BRAVIA TV’s and Blu-ray Disc™ players1 support coming soon.

Simply click the “Buy Season” button to purchase all existing and future episodes in the season and they will be added to the “My Videos” section of your PlayStation®Store (PS Store) or Video Unlimited account.


To help us celebrate the launch of the Season Pass feature, we’re offering special discounts on full seasons of our most popular TV series including The Walking Dead. Full season promotional prices for The Walking Dead begin at $5.59 for SD 2, so make sure to check out PS Store starting October 30 3 for specific details and stay current or catch up to anything that you’ve missed!

1 Season pass will be available on 2013 or later Sony BRAVIA televisions and Blu-ray Disc players.

2 Promotional offer and prices may vary.  Check your region for specific promotional offers. 

3 Promotion ends November 17.

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1970s radio had it all – Strutting classic rockers and sensitive singer-songwriters.

Disco was born and so was punk (put them together and you get post-punk).

Devo was suddenly on the airwaves and so was John Denver. Debbie Harry and Helen Reddy stormed the singles charts.

Pink Floyd and Bowie were huge and so were Leo Sayer and any singer who was named Kenny – Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins and Kenny Rankin.

There was also a big strain of 1950s nostalgia to the ‘70s, which resulted in Happy Days, “Crocodile Rock,” American Graffiti, Neal Sedaka making a deserved comeback and Paul Anka making a less deserved one. People sang along to “day the music died” way back in 1959 then Elvis Presley ungracefully passed away in 1977.

Socially and politically, it was a time of libertine grooving, grim paranoia and urban decay. The best way to illustrate this dichotomy is to look at the 2 faces of Tony Orlando & Dawn – the upbeat party vibe of TOD’s Prime Time gives way to ennui and the dark, pensive dread and bitter introspection of TOD’s He Don’t Love You.

Listen to it all on Music Unlimited’s 1970s Hits channel.

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Can’t make it to Slipknot’s KNOTFEST, which takes place this weekend at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA? No problem. PlayStation’s Live Events Viewer will take you there on Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26 (2 PM-12 AM PST). With a live stream that will cover three stages, viewers will be able to see some of the best in heavy music from around the world – including sets by metal titans like Danzig, Atreyu, Killswitch Engage, Testament and King 610.

Did we mention it’s free? Yes, it is.


Slipknot’s new album .5: The Gray Chapter is out now.

Delivered straight to your living room from your PS4™ and PS3™ systems, the Live Events Viewer gives users the opportunity to watch exciting live content or catch up with on-demand viewing of UFC and wrestling events, concerts, races and more all with no subscription and no commitments.

Here’s how to download the Live Events Viewer app for free to get started:

  • Log on to PlayStation®Store on your PS4™ (or PS3™).
  • Find Live Events Viewer for download in the Apps section.
  • Once the Live Events Viewer is downloaded, find it on PS4™ in the TV & Video tile (or on PS3’s XMB under TV/Video Services).
  • Log on with your Sony Entertainment Network username and password.
  • Then, simply select Knotfest, join the event and enjoy the action

*KNOTFEST…. A Happening That Will Awaken Your Darkest Senses will be available on the Live Events Viewer app in US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile.

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In the Heart of the Sea: Chris Hemsworth stars in the true story of an 1820 whaling ship and its captain that inspired Moby Dick.

Watch director Ron Howard’s previous films as well: Backdraft, Rush

Top Five: Chris Rock plays a comedian who’s tired of being funny but has to endure a grueling press session.

Go behind the lives of comedians in these movies: Funny People, Obvious Child

Dying of the Light: Nicolas Cage plays a CIA agent who’s trying to take care of one last assignment before the dementia he’s been diagnosed with takes over.

Get more intrigue here: The Bourne Identity, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

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The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer, which means Halloween is right around the corner. We’re celebrating the holiday a little early with our Sale of the Dead event, comprised of a long list of scary games, movies and TV shows discounted up to 65 percent off or, if you’re a PS Plus member, up to 80 percent off.

Find out more about what titles are on sale now here and check back on 10/28 for the second week’s lineup.

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Here are some of the exciting new releases available on Video Unlimited today:


Deliver Us From Evil: A New York police officer and a priest join forces to combat the supernatural forces that seem to be terrorizing their city.


Hercules (2014): Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, is tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his help in defeating a fierce warlord.


Jersey Boys: Clint Eastwood’s Tony Award winning musical makes it way to the big screen. Relive the tale of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic ’60s rock group The Four Seasons.


The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug (Extended Edition): The Middle-earth adventure continues as Bilbo Baggins helps a band of dwarves who are out to reclaim their lost kingdom from the fearsome dragon Smaug. This extended edition includes 30 minutes of bonus content hosted by Academy Award winning director Peter.


Sex Tape: A married couple, played by Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz, decide they need to spice up their lives by making a sex tape. What first seemed like a good idea turns bad when the video is made public. Follow along as they attempt to reclaim the video and their marriage.

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