For this month’s Flash Sale, we’re offering discounts on dozens of games and movies. Grab Hatsune Miku: Project Diva, Bayonetta, Fat Princess, Portal 2 and more for up to 85% percent off today through Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.

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Visit PlayStation Blog for a full list of movies and games on sale and other details.

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Shadow of Mordor: Friday Night Gamers: It’s Friday Night Gamers time, and this week is all about Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor! Listen to our brand new selection of songs as you battle as Talion in Middle-Earth to break his curse.

Stax Soul Classics: The flagship indie label that defined the Southern soul sound, Stax Records introduced the pop world to such stellar artists as Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, William Bell and The Dramatics. Stax talents such as Isaac Hayes, The Bar-Keys and Booker T & The MG’s started as behind-the-scenes alchemists and were quickly elevated to brilliant careers. Stax folded in 1975 but its catalog is still prized today.

Dance/Electronic New Releases: Fantastic mix this week of new tracks from SBTRKT, The 2 Bears, Royksopp as well as top singles from Deejay Deer and AVICII. We start this mix off with a track from techno pioneers LFO, whose founding member Mark Bell sadly passed away this week.

Brit Pop: When American grunge ascended at the start of the ‘90s, Britain fought back for alt rock dominance with a guitar-based party-ready sound that recalled everything from the glory days of The Beatles and The Stones to The Smiths and The Jam. Blur, Oasis, Supergrass, The Verve and Pulp led the new breed while veterans such as Paul Weller, Morrissey, Julian Cope and Edwyn Collins were sited as key influences.

Intro To…Movie Themes: Imagine watching Jaws without John Williams’ gripping film score. Movies have been brightened by the orchestral brilliance of Bernard Herrmann, Ennio Morricone and Philip Glass and given jazzy, midnight sheen by the likes of Henry Mancini, John Barry and Duke Ellington. Today’s synth mavens, such as Cliff Martinez and Daft Punk compose pulsating electronic scores which recall the glory days of Vangelis and Giorgio Moroder. The directors John Carpenter and Clint Eastwood often score their own films.

Alt/Indie New Releases: Weezer are back with an album that delivers on the promise of the Blue Album so many years ago. Other new tracks comes from Tweedy, Perfume Genius and Christopher Owens (ex-Girls). Don’t miss out on the especially Kate Bush-esque tracks from BØRNS and Lydia Ainsworth.

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Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West ruled supreme, beating out Transformers: Age of Extinction and Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow to top this week’s Video Unlimited Top 10.

Anime fans helped Goku and the Z-Fighters of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods – Uncut round out the top 5 and horror fans decided The Purge: Anarchy was the best way to get in the mood early for Halloween.

See below for this week’s full ranking.

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

 

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Solo John Lennon excelled at direct, often painfully confessional songs that confronted his childhood, his emotional highs and lows, political ideals and the course of his marriage to Yoko Ono. Often at his artistic best when his life was falling apart, Lennon recorded these songs in ten short years when he was fighting to stay in America, separating and reuniting with Yoko, and starting over as a husband and father. We collected some of the best for our John Lennon: MU Icon playlist, which features beloved songs such as “Imagine,” “Jealous Guy” and “(Just Like) Starting Over.”

Listen to the John Lennon: MU Icon playlist right here.

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Here’s this week’s PlayStation Store update.

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Fight for survival and experience profound fear in The Evil Within, a perfect blend of horror and action. Play it now on PS3 and PS4.

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Launch yourself into the universe and shoot ‘n’ loot your way onto Pandora’s moon in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for PS3.

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Pre-order Lords of the Fallen today and get access to Demonic Weapons DLC and Monk’s Decipher DLC as a bonus. Play this epic title on 10/28 starting midnight Pacific Time.

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On 10/21 you will be able to play Nickelodeon’s popular animated series The Legend of Korra on PS4. Pre-order it today.

See the full PlayStation Store update here.

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Powers: Watch the first trailer for PlayStation’s first original series, an adaptation of the hit comic series Powers.

Tomorrowland: This teaser doesn’t give much of the movie’s story away but it does give the sense that it will involve a magical journey.

Get transported to a magical place in these movies: The Wizard of Oz, TRON

Focus: Will Smith plays a con-man who takes an eager young woman under his wing to teach her the ways of the grift.

Never drop the con with these movies: The Sting, Ocean’s Eleven

Merry Friggin’ Christmas: Robin Williams’ final movie gets a trailer that makes it seem like a mix of wacky comedy and dark family drama.

Mix the holidays and families and you get these movies: Four Christmases, The Family Stone

Wolves: A popular high school football player finds he’s turning into a werewolf, which understandably freaks him out a bit.

Don’t watch these movies when there’s a full moon: The Wolfman, Underworld

 

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Here are just a few of the exciting new releases that can be found on Video Unlimited today:

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Tammy (Plus Bonus Features)Tammy, played by Melissa McCarthy, sets out on a road trip with her grandma in hopes of forgetting about her recent misfortunes. Watch this side-splitting comedy today.

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The Walking Dead | Season 5Rick, Daryl and rest of the group leave prison behind and make way for “sanctity” in Terminus. All caught up on episodes? Re-watch the season 5 premiere of AMC’s original series here.

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Another MeA teenage girl’s seemingly perfect life is upended when her father becomes ill and a mysterious double begins inserting herself in her life.

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The Flash | Season 1After an unexpected accident, police scientist and everyday guy Barry Allen finds himself suddenly charged with the ability to move at incredible speeds, which he uses to help the people of Central City.

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Rage (On Sale for a Limited Time): Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage stars as Paul Maguire, a reformed criminal who is willing to do whatever it takes to save his daughter. Get this exciting title for a low price for a limited time.

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For fans who want the total package, Ultimate Editions bring it all together. Not only do you get the core game but also all the playable add-on content.

Now you can get up to 67% off (up to 85% if you’re a PS Plus member) for a limited time on a long list of Ultimate Editions, including six brand new ones.

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Visit PlayStation.Blog for a full list of titles on sale.

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Make your headphones happy with these new releases hitting Music Unlimited this week. Listen now.

Albums

U2, Songs Of Innocence (Deluxe)
Florida Georgia Line, Anything Goes
Nico & Vinz, Black Star Elephant
Jessie J, Sweet Talker
Hoodie Allen, People Keep Talking
Kiesza, Sound of a Woman
Jessie Ware, Tough Love
Stars, No One Is Lost
The Game, Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf
Foxygen, …And Star Power
Logic, Under Pressure [Deluxe Edition][Explicit]
Frazey Ford, Indian Ocean
The 2 Bears, The Night Is Young
Mary Lambert, Heart On My Sleeve (Deluxe)
Kindness, Otherness
Inna, Party Never Ends
Melvins, Hold It In
The Swon Brothers, The Swon Brothers
Slipknot, 5: The Gray Chapter (Special Edition)
Diamond District, March on Washington

Songs

“London Queen,” Charli XCX
“Gust Of Wind,” Pharrell Williams
“Crazy,” Boosie BadAzz
“Keep Doin’ That (Rich Bitch) ,” Rick Ross feat R Kelly
“Hold Me (feat. Pusha T) ,” Janine And The Mixtape
“If Your Heart Can Handle It,” Nashville Cast feat Aubrey Peeples and Chris Carmack
“Blame,” Calvin Harris feat. John Newman
“With You,” Dirty South feat FMLYBND
“Not For Long (feat. Trey Songz) ,” B.o.B.
“Yellow Flicker Beat (From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1) ,” Lorde
“So Far Away,” Mary Lambert
“Set Me Free,” Dillon Francis & Martin Garrix
“Drunk Americans,” Toby Keith
“All I See,” Bondax
“Falling Apart,” Emile Haynie feat Andrew Wyatt and Brian Wilson
“Shotgun Rider,” Tim McGraw
“Heroes (we could be) ,” Alesso feat Tove Lo
“Best Mistake,” Ariana Grande feat Big Sean
“Rollercoaster,” Bleachers
“Fiesta REMIX,” Sicko Mobb feat. A$AP Ferg
“WHITECAPS,” Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL
“Remember (Part 2) ,” Keyshia Cole
“Unmissable,” Gorgon City feat Zak Abel
“Booty,” Jennifer Lopez feat Iggy Azalea
“Skulls,” Röyksopp

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Need for Speed: Friday Night Gamers

It’s Friday Night Gamers time and this week it’s all about the fastest tracks to drive to whilst playing Need for Speed

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Let’s praise those grand rock ‘n’ roll gestures with some of the best, most over-the-top mid-tempo showstoppers around. Grab your loved one and get those lighters out (or a comparable app).

Classical New Releases, October, 2014

Major new releases from American composer Steve Reich, Scotland’s Nicola Benedetti and the South African born, London bred Daniel Hope join equally heralded works from Khatia Buniatishvili, Daniel Barenboim and Jenny Lin.

Remembering Paul Revere: Garage Rock Pioneer

Paul Revere’s driving organ sound, as well as his energized onstage persona, helped make The Raiders one of the true American triumphs during the British Invasion era. Their R&B-infused, tightly compacted early material embodied the raw sound of the Pacific Northwest while songs like “Kicks” and “Hungry” put them and their tri-cornered hats in front of millions.

Aphex Twin: MU Icon

Aphex Twin’s new album Syro melds melancholy melodies with a wide array of tumbling and hyper-kinetic beats. It’s a familiar sound echoing his ‘90s work but with more assured nature. Take a listen to some of the music that lead to this point, it’s the sound of a singular talent in the electronic world, one that makes him an ideal MU Icon.

New Releases, October 2014

We’re happy to announce the return of the John Lennon catalog this week. “Imagine” leads off a strong week of new material from the Sam Smith-meets-Elton John-esque sounds of Hozier as well as new tracks from Weezer, Flying Lotus, Childish Gambino. Be sure to check out Frazey Ford’s fine mix of folk and classic soul on “September Fields.”

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