The creators of the KIDZ BOP series have taken a simple idea – popular songs recorded by kids, for kids – into an empire. What started as curating big hits and re-recording with family-friendly lyrics has expanded to large-scale tours, multi-themed compilations (“Monster Ballads” “Dance Party” “Halloween” “Christmas” etc.) and even an American Idol-esque singing competition, where the winner becomes one of the iconic Kidz Bop Kids.
To celebrate the release of Vol. 23 this month, we’ve compiled an array of KIDZ BOP hits from across the catalog in our KIDZ BOP Premium Channel, including new tracks like “Gangnam Style” and “Some Nights” from the latest compilation.
Parents: grab your kids and crank up a variety of tunes designed for your family!
Continuing our tradition of offering a great PSN sale to start the year off right, we’re back in 2013 with the “13 for ‘13” sale on PlayStation Network. Starting tomorrow, January 22, and running through January 28, we’re bringing you 13 great PS3 games at 50% off their regular price, and PlayStation Plus members can save even more with 75% off each title. We’re upping the ante this year by bringing you even more content, as we’re also offering up 13 of the hottest and critically acclaimed films of the previous year at great prices!
We’re always humbled at our fans’ dedication to all things PlayStation, and we made sure to pack the list of our “13 for ‘13” sale with some of the best PS3 games available. Take a look below for the full list:
LittleBigPlanet Karting – Regular $39.99, Sale $19.99, PS Plus $10.00
The Unfinished Swan – Regular $14.99, Sale $7.49, PS Plus $3.75
Ratchet & Clank – Regular $14.99, Sale $7.49, PS Plus $3.75
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy – Regular $7.99, Sale $3.99, PS Plus $2.00
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds Complete Collection – Regular $24.99, Sale $12.49, PS Plus $6.25
Warp – Regular $9.99, Sale $4.99, PS Plus $2.50
Shank 2 – Regular $9.99, Sale $4.99, PS Plus $2.50
NiGHTS into dreams… – Regular $9.99, Sale $4.99, PS Plus $2.50
Jet Set Radio – Regular $9.99, Sale $4.99, PS Plus $2.50
The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut – Regular $19.99, Sale $9.99, PS Plus $5.00
Psychonauts – Regular $9.99, Sale $4.99, PS Plus $2.50
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 – Regular $39.99, Sale $19.99, PS Plus $10.00
Machinarium – Regular $9.99, Sale $4.99, PS Plus $2.50
Don’t forget to check out these great deals on full SD and HD movies, featuring some of the best films of 2012! Here’s the full list of titles:
Ted – Regular (SD) $14.99, Sale (SD) $12.99, Regular (HD) $19.99, Sale (HD) $17.99
Pitch Perfect – Regular (SD) $14.99, Sale (SD) $12.99, Regular (HD) $19.99, Sale (HD) $17.99
The Cabin in the Woods – Regular (SD) $14.99, Sale (SD) $9.99, Regular (HD) $19.99, Sale (HD) $12.99
Total Recall – Regular (SD) $14.99, Sale (SD) $12.99, Regular (HD) $17.99, Sale (HD) $12.99
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Regular (HD) $14.99, Sale (HD) $12.99
The Raid: Redemption (Unrated) – Regular (SD) $14.99, Sale (SD) $12.99, Regular (HD) $17.99, Sale (HD) $12.99
Safety Not Guaranteed – Regular (SD) $14.99, Sale (SD) $12.99, Regular (HD) $17.99, Sale (HD) $12.99
Arthur Christmas – Regular (SD) $14.99, Sale (SD) $12.99, Regular (HD) $17.99, Sale (HD) $12.99
Pirates! Band of Misfits – Regular (SD) $14.99, Sale (SD) $12.99, Regular (HD) $17.99, Sale (HD) $12.99
Safe – Regular (SD) $14.99, Sale (SD) $9.99, Regular (HD) $19.99, Sale (HD) $12.99
Margaret – Regular (SD) $12.99, Sale (SD) $10.99, Regular (HD) $15.99, Sale (HD) $10.99
The Do-Deca Pentathalon – Regular (SD) $12.99, Sale (SD) $10.99, Regular (HD) $14.99, Sale (HD) $10.99
Bernie – Regular (SD) $14.99, Sale (SD) $7.99, Regular (HD) $19.99, Sale (HD) $9.99
We hope you enjoy all the great offers available through PlayStation Network’s “13 for ‘13” sale. The sale doesn’t last forever, so make sure to take advantage starting tomorrow. Let us know in the comments which games and movies you’ll be checking out!
Lots of great new releases and deals are in store this week on the Video Unlimited service and inside the PlayStation®Store.
First, our 13 For ’13 sale kicks off with discounts on 2012’s most celebrated games and movies. Take up to 50% off select games and movies. And if you’re a PlayStation Plus member, you can take 75% off for games! Learn more.
Then, enjoy a heartwarming, coming-of-age comedy – The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The film captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of high school. Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson (in her first major role since Harry Potter) and Ezra Miller, the trio must navigate through love, loss, fear, hope in this unforgettable adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s beloved novel. Own the movie before it arrives on DVD and Blu-ray discs.
Then, don’t miss out on the riveting copy drama – End of Watch – as it is now newly available to rent starting at $3.99.
Then, from the creator of The Vampire Diaries and starring Kevin Bacon in his first primetime TV debut comes a physiological thriller The Following. In the premiere episode, FBI Agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) is called out of retirement to track down serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) who’s escaped from prison. Own the new episode in the TV section today.
Visit the video store to see what else we have to offer and tell us what you’re most excited about in the comments below.
The dust has settled a bit after two major departures from Trapt, drummer Aaron “Monty” Montgomery and Rob Torres. While Reborn features Torres for the last time, lead singer Chris Taylor Brown took on the lion’s share of guitar work on top of his regular duties, which includes producing the album. The band has chugged along since their breakout single, “Headstrong,” and in spite of the shifts of these members and others, they’ve managed to be “reborn” all the way to this, their 5th album. Trapt kicked off their tour late last week and will end in Upstate New York on February 10th.
If You Like: Slipknot, Deftones, Avenged Sevenfold Recommended Track: “Livewire (Light me Up)”
After a whirlwind rise to stardom, Walk the Moon have wasted no time between an exhaustive worldwide touring schedule and the release of their debut album in June of last year. While they’ve hinted at new material in the near future, they are delivering an appetizer with the Tightrope EP. Its namesake comes from the hit song from the LP and includes an acoustic counterpart, alongside two brand new songs, a b-side from Walk the Moon and a cover of Talking Heads’ “Burning Down the House.”
If You Like: Foster the People, Neon Trees, Young the Giant Recommended Track: “Drunk in the Woods”
Last week the nominees for the 85th Academy Awards were announced, honoring the best films, performances and technical achievements in 2012.
In case you missed them at the box office, a number of those movies, along with many of nominees from past years, are available on the Video Unlimited service right now.
Find this year’s nominees like Brave, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Searching for Sugar Man, and more along with past nominees and winners like The Descendants, Margin Call, The Help and many more all by navigating within the Video Store to Movies > Collections > Oscar Nominated Films and then selecting either Oscar Nominees or Oscar Winners.
2012 was a fantastic year for Hollywood, but 2013 is looking to dominate again with a whole lot of highly anticipated sequels coming to theaters. No, really, there are a lot. And if you’re looking to catch up on previous movies in each franchise, then The Movie Franchise Collection on the Video Unlimited serviceis your answer.
Find previous installments of Iron Man, Paranormal Activity, Die Hard and more all in one place. From your PlayStation®3, navigate to the PlayStation®Store to Movies > Collections > The Movie Franchise Collection. From other Sony Entertainment Network compatible devices, navigate to the Video Unlimited service. Here are the franchises you’ll find represented in this collection:
Texas Chainsaw Massacre Die Hard Scary Movie Iron Man Star Trek Fast and the Furious The Hangover X-Men Star Wars Paranormal Activity Thor (including The Avengers) The Hunger Games The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings
Get excited as there’s a whole new year of movies to look forward to…
Many of you have been asking for it, so we’re happy to announce that you can now add funds to your Sony Entertainment Network wallet by using PayPal.
Your wallet can be used to purchase games from PlayStation Store, movies and TV episodes from the Video Unlimited service, subscriptions to the Music Unlimited service, and more.
Adding funds to your wallet through PayPal is easy. Just sign into your Sony Entertainment Network account, select “Add Funds” then “PayPal” and transfer any amount from $5 to $150 to your wallet. You can also add funds to your wallet from PayPal on your Android device via the Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited or PS Mobile applications. First, select “Account” and “Wallet,” then “Add Funds to Wallet” and the “PayPal” option.
Now that it’s easier to fund your wallet, what game, movie or TV show are you going to buy first? Let us know!
Yesterday, the news of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s real life Catfish situation began unfolding. Shocked fans who had pulled for him during the supposed death of his girlfriend found out that it had been an elaborate hoax (apparently unbeknownst to Te’o.) While details are still being pieced together, the internet wasted no time coming up with various memes (aka “Te’o-ing”) and even a Twitter hashtag to compile a playlist for the broken-hearted football player.
Without further a-do, we’ve compiled our favorite #MatiTeoPlaylist suggestions by the Twitter community. Don’t worry, Te’o, there’s a song for every mood, happy or sad, on the Music Unlimited service.
Searching for some great movies to watch this weekend? How about some of this week’s most popular movies on the Video Unlimited service? A list which includes everything from laugh out loud moments with Seth MacFarlane’s irreverent stuffed bear, Ted, to skull-cracking action with the ultimate one-man justice deliverer Dredd.
Go on patrol with Karl Urban as he plays the role of judge, jury and executioner to clean up the slums of the future in this week’s most popular movie Dredd.
Got issues with the law? Then check out the runner-up flick Looper, where Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, technically the same character separated by time, go on a time jumping mission to permanently eliminate a future mob boss.
We here at Sony Entertainment Network are always thinking of new ways to answer some of your frequently asked questions or let you know about cool features that you might appreciate. Starting today, we’ll be bringing you a new blog series called “Did You Know” which covers Sony Entertainment Network topics including the Music Unlimited service, the Video Unlimited service, and the PlayStation® Store.
Look for this series to be featured in the monthly Sony Entertainment Network newsletter and here on our blog. Got a suggestion for a topic? Let us know in the comments section below!
To kick off the series, here’s a little known fact about the PlayStation®Store that makes watching videos on the go that much easier…
Those who frequent the PlayStation®Store know that most videos can be purchased in HD, SD, and in a special HD & SD bundle. This HD & SD bundle gives you an extra SD version of the video you’ve purchased for the same price as buying just the HD video. Also, because hard drive space is a very precious commodity on portable devices, the SD version offers the same video that is smaller in file size and suitable for viewing on many portable devices.
Since PS3™ is currently the only system that allows HD playback, nabbing the HD & SD bundle on your PS3™ lets you enjoy your purchased content in stunning HD through your PS3™, but also gives you the opportunity to own the same video in SD on your PSP™ and PS Vita™ devices. All you need to do is transfer the SD version of the video to your portable device. This is great way to finish up that episode of The Walking Dead when you’re on the go!
To transfer your video file onto a PSP™ system:
Connect the PSP™ system to the PS3™ system using a USB cable. To copy files to Memory Stick™ media, insert the Memory Stick™ media into the PSP™ system.
On the PSP™ system, select (Settings) > (USB Connection).
On the PS3™ system, select the video file you want to copy or move, and then press the button.
Select [Copy] or [Move]. Follow the on-screen instructions to copy or move the file.
To transfer your video file onto a PS Vita™ system:
Before doing this, make sure:
Insert the memory card into the PS Vita.
Link a Sony Entertainment Network account with your PS Vita system.
Sign in to the PlayStation Network on your PS3 system.
To use Content Manager, you must sign in to the same Sony Entertainment Network account on the PS3 as your PS Vita.
On the PS3, close all open applications and select [User].
Connect your PS Vita to the PS3 system using a USB cable.
On the PS Vita, tap (Content Manager) > [Start].
Tap either [ PS3 System → PS Vita System] or [ PS Vita System → PS3 System].
Tap [Videos], [Music], [Photos], or [Applications].
Select the checkboxes of the content your want to copy, and then tap [Copy]. For Applications, you have an additional option to Delete.