This week in the PlayStation Games Store you can be transported to Lemuria in Child of Light, trek through Middle Earth in LEGO The Hobbit and more. See what games are available now and pick one to play yourself this week.

Pre-order Child of Light now for both PS4 and PS3 and get ready to play as the daughter of the Duke of Carniola as she takes on the forces of the Dark Queen of Lemuria in order to return home. But there are secrets she’ll uncover about her true destiny along the way.

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Get in on the fantasy clicks-and-bricks action by downloading LEGO The Hobbit for PS4, PS3 or PS Vita. Follow Bilbo Baggins as he leaves his comfortable life and home to follow the Wizard Gandalf on an ,ahem, unexpected journey to help Thorin Oakenshield and his company of dwarves reclaim their long-lost treasure.

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You can also pre-order Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion X for PS4 and bring all your favorite Cartoon Network characters together as they face-off in ways you could only dream. Or be among the first to explore an all-new adventure in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for PS4. Finally, don’t miss out on Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut and save Earth by fighting in the combat-ready Strike Suit.

Find out more about what’s new, including important updates to apps like Crackle and others, here.

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ZZ Ward has made a strong impression on the music scene throughout her career. Her style of “dirty shine” blues breaks the mold of what you might expect from the 27-year-old singer/songwriter. It’s a sound that has found favor across genres, all the way to “Cryin’ Wolf” collaborator Kendrick Lamar. That song is on her 2012 debut album, Til the Casket Drops, which earned her slots on late night TV and use on shows like Pretty Little Liars.

Her “Last Love Tour” wraps up its western leg with her Friday set at both weekends of Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival. She then picks up at the end of the month in Tennessee supporting Eric Clapton, stopping later at Bonnaroo and Summerfest, among others.

Of the tracks she sent for her artist playlist, ZZ describes them as “songs for when that certain someone has done you wrong,” kicking off perfectly with her own, “Last Love Song.” Check out the rest below.

ZZ Ward “Last Love Song” Playlist

  1. ZZ Ward – “Last Love Song”
  2. Howlin’ Wolf – “Killing Floor”
  3. Kelis – “Caught Out There”
  4. Robert Johnson – “I Believe I´ll Dust My Broom”
  5. Smiley Lewis – “I Hear You Knocking”
  6. Justin Timberlake – “What Goes Around…/…Comes Around Interlude”
  7. Nancy Sinatra – “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’”
  8. Tampa Red – “Don’t You Lie To Me”
  9. Eminem – “’97 Bonnie & Clyde”

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The Expendables 3: Stallone is back with even more firepower, in terms of both stars and guns, in this second sequel that adds Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and more to the already impressive all-star cast.

Relive the ’80s greatest action stars in the original: The Expendables

Lucy: Scarlett Johansson gets super mental and physical powers when the drugs that she’s supposed to carry in her body start to leak, unlocking her mind’s full potential.

Watch Johansson kick butt and so much more in these movies too: The Avengers, Don Jon

Chef: Jon Favreau directs and stars in this story of a chef (of course) who after being fired from the restaurant he works at, starts up a food truck and rediscovers the joy of cooking.

He’s an actor. He’s a director. He’s both!: Iron Man, Swingers

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn: Robin Williams plays a very, very angry man who’s told he only has an hour-and-a-half to live and tries to reconcile all of the problems in his life during that time.

Get more of Williams’ genius in these movies: Night at the Museum, Dead Poets Society

Shaun the Sheep: The classic Aardman Animation character is finally coming to the big screen and while this teaser doesn’t show any actual footage from the film, it’s enough to get us excited.

Aardman is no stranger to the big screen: Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit, The Pirates: Band of Misfits

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NewReleases48Check out what’s new on the Music Unlimited service this week! Read the highlights and browse new albums below.

Highlights:

  • A soundtrack of songs inspired by the movie inspired by Need For Speed, including tracks from Aloe Blacc, Kid Cudi & more.
  • SoMo’s debut album, the Texas-based R&B artist whose YouTube cover videos gained several million videos & subsequently, a record deal for his own material.   
  • The debut solo album from The Cool Kids’ Chuck Inglish, which features appearances by Chance the Rapper, Action Bronson & more.
  • New singles from Augustana & Andy Grammer, plus Atmosphere’s oddly-titled track about ”loving something so much that you submit to the moment.” Take that as you will.

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This week’s new release recap offers an eclectic mix films, including a documentary, horror flick and animated series. Get the chills with Lizzie Borden Took An Ax, go nuts with The Nut Job and get the scoop on the rise of our favorite boy band in One Direction: Clevver’s Ultimate Fan Guide.

See the full list of new releases below!

Lizzie Borden Took An Ax: You’ve probably heard the popular (and incredibly creepy) children’s rhyme of the same name, based on one of the last century’s most infamous crimes. Christina Ricci stars in this gripping tale of a schoolteacher on a trial that grabbed the hearts of the nation.

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New Politics, the enthusiastic trio behind the danceable hit Harlem, have helped us with a prize package worth dancing for. Enter for a chance to win a PlayStation Vita signed by the band plus an entire year’s subscription to Music Unlimited.

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Here is how to enter:

  1. Visit us on Facebook.
  2. Comment on the question “What is your favorite New Politics song?” You’ll need to answer by Monday, April 14th 11:59PM PDT. US residents only, ages 18 and over only.
  3. We will select one random winner from the entries and contact that person via Facebook direct message by Thursday, April 17th

Official Rules – Music Unlimited New Politics PlayStation ® Vita Sweepstakes

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING. The Music Unlimited New Politics PlayStation® Vita Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other United States territories) who are age 18 years or older at the date of entry. To enter, entrants must have a valid Facebook account and “Like” the official Sony Entertainment Network Facebook page.  On Monday April 7, 2014 Sponsor will post a question to its Sony Entertainment Network Facebook page.  Responding to the post with an answer to the question will give you one entry to the Sweepstakes (“Entry”). Content of Entry has no bearing on the entrant’s eligibility and winner selection will not be based on the same. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm PDT on Monday, April 14, 2014 to be valid. Entries received after 11:59 pm PDT on that date will not be accepted. Employees of the Sponsor and its parent and affiliated companies and their families are not eligible. This Sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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Buckle up with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube for the ride of a lifetime in the action-packed comedy Ride Along, directed by Tim Story (“Think Like a Man”). The film adds a fresh twist to the buddy cop movie with its hilarious plot and a cast that delivers plenty of laughs.

Former high school security guard Ben (Kevin Hart), joins his girlfriend’s hot-tempered and intimidating brother James (Ice Cube) in a ride-along to patrol the streets of Atlanta. If Ben survives the test, he might just convince James that he’s worthy of his sister’s hand. Will he succeed? Find out by watching the film, now on the PlayStation store.

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Every week, we round up some of the great new Featured Playlists you can find on the Music Unlimited web and mobile apps. Check out the latest below!

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The Austin Psych Fest takes place this week in Texas over three glorious, Technicolor days. The line-up is an incredible mix of genre-defying artists.

Featuring: The War on Drugs, The Zombies, The Black Angels

 

 

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TheWolfofWallStreetFacebookLeonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill bought low and sold high as The Wolf of Wall Street cashed in and became this week’s most popular movie on the Video Unlimited service. It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s the latest Superman movie, Man of Steelrounding out the top three.

Sometimes you have to use your connections to reap big rewards. Vince Vaughn’s character, David, enlisted the help of his 533 children through anonymous donations to propel Delivery Man into the top five.

Check out the latest #VUTop10 in its entirety below and be sure to tell us what you plan to watch this weekend!:

  1. American Hustle
  2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (plus Bonus Features)
  3. Homefront
  4. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Unrated/Extended Version)
  5. 47 Ronin
  6. Frozen
  7. Delivery Man
  8. Man of Steel
  9. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  10. The Wolf of Wall Street

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In this week’s new releases and pre-orders, there are a wide range of gaming styles available: pre-order MLB The Show 14 (PS3, PS4), Trials Fusion: Digital Deluxe Edition or Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate Deluxe Edition (PS3). See the full list of new releases below!

Now available for pre-order for PS4 and on PS Vita, enjoy one of the highest rated sports franchises (by Metacritic), MLB The Show 14. With baseball season underway now, you’ll want to experience some of the game’s most exciting moments with enhanced gaming mechanics, amazing visuals and faster play.

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