#Treadlightly through a jam-packed week of new releases including the final season of Breaking Bad, the infamous Great Gatsby and the Wahlberg-comedic gem, Pain & Gain. See what other TV Shows debuted, what films released and what weekly deals begin this week on the PlayStation Store!

Baz Luhrman’s modern day look at the timeless classic, The Great Gatsby, follows would-be writer Nick Carraway (played by Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan), and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). Follow Nick’s journey through an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks available now to buy before DVD and Blu-ray!

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Watch John Cena take on Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship this Sunday, August 18 at 4pm PDT (7pm EDT). You can check out WWE SummerSlam – and many more live events to come – through the Live Events Viewer app directly from your PS3.

Available for download after the Store update later today, the Live Events Viewer app will be your hub for your favorite sports, concerts, and other entertainment events. Delivered straight to your living room on your PS3 system, Live Events Viewer allows you to watch exciting live content or catch up with on-demand viewing of wrestling events, concerts, races and more all with no subscription and no commitments. Some of the live events will be offered on a pay-per-view basis and other events will be completely free. New events will be added weekly, so be sure to check back each week.

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So how do you get ready for WWE SummerSlam? To download the Live Events Viewer app for free:

  1. Log on to the PlayStation Store on your PlayStation 3.
  2. Scroll down to the Apps section and find Live Events Viewer for download.
  3. Once the Live Events Viewer is downloaded, find it on the XMB under TV/Video Services.
  4. Log on with your PSN or Sony Entertainment Network username and password.
  5. Then, enjoy watching WWE’s SummerSlam this Sunday, including the pre-show starting at 4pm PDT (7pm EDT), and other to be announced live events on the Live Events Viewer.

Tell your friends about the newest addition to the PlayStation Store by joining us on Twitter and Facebook.

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MU_ElvisArtistRewind_US_FB-WallToday kicks off the first full day of the annual Elvis Week celebration in the iconic musician’s hometown of Memphis, TN. The schedule for the week includes Fan Appreciation Day, tribute artist contests, listening parties, screenings of “Viva Las Vegas” & “Aloha from Hawaii” and a tour of the city as he saw it. The cornerstone event each year is the candlelight vigil on August 16th, marking the day he died in 1977.

We’re getting in the spirit too with our newest channel, Artist Rewind: Elvis, now available on the Music Unlimited service. This includes some of the massive hits that made him a household name, live performances and tracks from the recent release, Elvis Live at Stax, a staggering collection of 55 tracks recorded during his last major sessions 40 years ago at the famous Stax Records studios in Memphis.

Hear some of the songs that defined rock and roll and changed the landscape of music forever in the new channel. Enjoy!

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While at Comic-Con this year, we were able to break away from the herd of Deadites, roam the Comic-Con floor and find a safe/quiet spot to pick the mind of infamous horror director, Fede Alvarez. Watch the trailer for Evil Dead then listen to Fede discuss the pressures of continuing the popular cult classic franchise, the future of the horror genre and more in his exclusive interview with Sony Entertainment Network.

Are you a fan of Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead? Then check out our list of the “Top 10 Films Which Transformed the Horror Genre”:

  1. 28 Days Later…
  2.  The Blair Witch Project
  3. The Evil Dead (1981)
  4. Zombieland
  5. Psycho (1960)
  6. Saw
  7. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2006)
  8. The Shining
  9. The Exorcist
  10. Evil Dead (2013)

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New this week on the PlayStation Store is the sword-fueled multiplayer beat ‘em up game Dragon’s Crown. The game contains an amazing visual style, a design built around cooperative play and epic boss fights and the ability to discover a new adventure in every play session. Pick it up today on PlayStation 3 or PS Vita.

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Also, new this week for PlayStation 3 is Tales of Xillia. Players get to experience the world of Rieze Maxia through its ferocious dungeons, vibrant towns and sprawling landscapes. Connect with comrades to execute powerful combo attacks in exciting real-time battles!

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Don’t miss out on this week’s PlayStation Store Play title ibb & obb. Enjoy this great two player cooperative game set in a puzzle filled world where gravity goes both up and down.

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The PlayStation Store is also packed this week with pre-orders: NHL 14, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.

You can find the full list of games and deals in this week’s update here.

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Machete Kills: “Machete don’t tweet” is just one of the memorable moments of the first full trailer from this highly anticipated sequel.

Machete may not tweet but Robert Rodriguez does direct these other films: Machete, Desperado

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NewReleases86Check out what’s new on the Music Unlimited service this week! Read the highlights and browse new albums & singles below.

Highlights:

  • The new from indie underdogs The Civil Wars, who have been vocal about their war against each other and who’s tracks on this album are tension-filled and heartbreaking.
  • The last major studio sessions from Elvis Presley, a staggering 55 tracks recorded at Stax Records in his hometown of Memphis, TN.
  • Metallica bassist Jason Newsted’s debut solo album and Duff McKagan’s (Guns’N’Roses) new rock project, Walking Papers.
  • Country newcomer/heartthrob Brett Eldredge’s debut album, featuring the infectious single “Don’t Ya.”

New Albums Available This Week [8/6/13]:

The Civil Wars - The Civil Wars
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De Rene CamachoGracias Por Creer
Elvis PresleyElvis At Stax
KT Tunstall - Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon
Norma JeanWrongdoers
NewstedHeavy Metal Music
Brett Eldredge Bring You Back
PondHobo Rocket
K.Flay What If It Is
Walking PapersWalking Papers
SuperhumanoidsExhibitionists
iwrestledabearonceLate For Nothing

New Singles Available This Week [8/6/13]:

John Legend – “All Of Me
Taylor Swift ft. Ed Sheeran – “Everything Has Changed [Remix]
Jake Owen – “Days Of Gold
MGMT – “Your Life is a Lie
Kings of Leon – “Wait for Me
AFI – “17 Crimes
Amos Lee – “The Man Who Wants You
Haim – “The Wire

Coming Up Next Week [8/13/13]:

Luke Bryan - Crash My Party
Washed OutParacosm
Deltron 3030City Rising From The Ashes
Johnny Cash  – Life Unheard
Aubrey O’DayBetween Two Evils
Bloc Party - The Nextwave Sessions – EP
Parachute - Overnight
YellowcardOcean Avenue Acoustic
Coheed and CambriaThe Afterman Deluxe
My Morning JacketOutta My System: Remixez Y Friendz
The VaccinesMelody EP
Glen Campbell - See You There
Stevie Stone - 2 Birds 1 Stone
Royal Teeth - Glow
Mikky EkkoKids
Valerie June - Pushin’ Against A Stone
Bela FleckThe Impostor

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Action-packed thriller tales from the land to the sea dominate our New Release Recap. Plus, the anime extravaganza, known only as #AnimeAugust is back this August to the PlayStation Store. See what blockbuster hits and weekly deals make their debut this week on the Video Unlimited service!

When the White House (Code Name: “Olympus”) is captured and the President (Aaron Eckhart) is kidnapped by a terrorist mastermind, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) moves to action in the newly released, Olympus Has Fallen.  Directed by Antoine Fuqua and also starring Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Ashley Judd and Rick Yune, don’t miss the compelling dramatic ending available for purchase now before DVD and Blu-ray.

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fb_wall#AnimeAugust is finally here and in conjunction with our Anime August sale we are giving you the opportunity to win exciting anime prizes through our Anime August Trivia Challenge.

Here’s how to participate in the Anime August Trivia Challenge:

– Visit the Anime August App on the Sony Entertainment Network Facebook Page
– Enter your contact information
– Answer three Anime related trivia questions (3 different questions each week)

  • Week 1:  Dragon Ball Z/One Piece
  • Week 2: FullMetal Alchemist/Soul Eater
  • Week 3: Fairy Tail

– Get the questions right, and you’ll be entered to win one of three weekly anime prize packs!

Once you’ve entered for your chance to win amazing anime swag, make sure to head on over to our web store to see what amazing Anime titles are on sale!

Open to US and Canada – excluding Quebec, 18+. For more details on the trivia challenge, including prizing and other information, please see the official rules.

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It’s hard to pinpoint one feature of Sony Entertainment Network’s Music Unlimited service that stands out as the best overall characteristic of the service. There are so many noteworthy features, but one aspect that I believe makes it stand in a league of its own is the ability to use the service on so many different platforms. This versatility makes it possible to listen to your music wherever you may be whether you’re using your PlayStation 3, Sony Blu-ray Disc Player, Sony Bravia TV, Xperia and other Android tablets, VAIO and other PCs, or even your Android or iPhone smartphones. For an individual who loves music this means that their entire music library can always be at their fingertips no matter what they may be doing at the moment.

My favorite place to use the service is while hanging out by my pool.  I have a unique setup for doing this that satisfies all my music needs; I use the Music Unlimited app on my phone and connect my it via Bluetooth to my Sony Wireless Speaker Ball to listen to all my favorite tunes while relaxing poolside.

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