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Justin TimberlakeThe 20/20 Experience

You would have had to have been asleep the last few months to miss the many ways that Justin Timberlake has been hyping up the release of his first album in nearly seven years. From a GRAMMY® performance to hosting & performing on Saturday Night Live to a not-so-secret show at last week’s SXSW, Timberlake has the spotlight permanently set on him. It might be easy to take someone so rare (singer, dancer, actor & entrepreneur), but he has earned the respect of fans and industry alike. He has managed to stay non-controversial while being at the forefront of the conversation. Even after all this time, his musical direction hasn’t changed much, drawing influence from R&B and soul while taking what he’s learned the last few years and refining it. If for whatever reason you didn’t see it before, your vision (and his) should be clear now.

If You Like:  Usher, Chris Brown, Macklemore
Recommended Track: “That Girl”

Walk Off the EarthR.E.V.O.

After releasing an EP under the same name last year, Walk off the Earth is ready to show the world exactly what they’ve got. The YouTube sensations that brought you the Gotye-on-one-guitar and Taylor Swift covers have been producing their own original content for years and are now able to use their overnight fame to get more of it out to their fans. Known for their live performance prowess, the pure joy of their stage show echoes through each track. After years of independently making the wheels turn, this bigger platform will hopefully highlight the skills of this band’s talented members and establish an identity all their own.

If You Like:  Grouplove, Of Monsters and Men, Walk the Moon
Recommended Track: “Summer Vibe”

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Hollywood blockbusters abound in this week’s Video Unlimited New Release blog post.

Zero Dark Thirty follows an elite team of military operatives focused on one single goal…to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. This film is action-packed from start to finish as it tells one of history’s greatest manhunt stories. Own the Sony Entertainment Network Exclusive bonus featurette in stunning HD today!

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The third season of The Walking Dead continues its compelling storyline with Rick and The Governor inching closer and closer to a confrontation that will surely have a huge impact on the lives of both their groups.

If you need a great way to keep up to date on every zombie death, every close call and every Michonne stoic stare, the Video Unlimited service has it all. Each new episode is available the day after it airs along with behind-the-scenes footage and bonus features ready for viewing when you’re ready for watching.

Now there’s even more Walking Dead to enjoy on Sony Entertainment Network. The show’s first official soundtrack is now available on the Music Unlimited service, meaning you can listen to the UNKLE Remix of the show’s instantly recognizable theme song as well as tracks by Of Monsters and Men, Voxhaul Broadcast and more.

And now you can get involved in the hunt for walkers yourself by playing The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. This first-person shooter lets you play as Daryl Dixon as you navigate the zombie-apocalypse alongside Merle, with both characters voiced by the actors who have brought them to life on TV.

The Walking Dead: Survival Instincts for PS3

The game’s story takes place before that of the TV series as the brothers walk toward Atlanta, avoiding the undead where they can and taking them out when they need to.

Find all this and more on Sony Entertainment Network, your home for all things Walking Dead, whether to watch, listen to or play.

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Folk/soul singer Lianne La Havas and alternative country sensation Brandi Carlile both make multiple appearances on late night TV this week. Meanwhile our latest On the Rise artist Atlas Genius are packed and ready to make the trip to Burbank, CA to visit Leno on Thursday. Before they hit the stage, hear the Australian duo’s favorite tracks on their Artist Picks Channel now on the Music Unlimited service.

Check out who else will be coming to your TV screen this week below and listen to their music on the Music Unlimited service.

The Late Show with David Letterman: Killer MikeGarbageSolangeAaron Neville

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: James Hunter SixBlack PrairieGary Clark Jr.Atlas Genius

Conan: Brandi CarlileLianne La HavasKe$ha

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: PinbackBrandi CarlileSigur Ros

Late Night with Carson Daly: Delta Rae, Big Black DeltaThe Coup

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Keyshia ColeT.I.Lianne La Havas

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This week, thousands of artists from all around the world have landed in Texas for SXSW, the annual conference and music festival that engulfs all of downtown Austin (and then some). Left and right you’ll find musicians from big cities and small towns, but what about those that call Austin home? Check out our Top 10 list of artists from the capital city and their essential albums.

Spoon
Album: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Song: “The Underdog”

Willie Nelson
Album: Heroes
Song: “Roll Me Up”

Dixie Chicks
Album: Fly
Song: “Cowboy Take Me Away”

Fastball
Album: Keep Your Wig On
Song: “Drifting Away”

. . . And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead
Album: Source Tags & Codes
Song: “Relative Ways”

Riverboat Gamblers
Album: The Wolf You Feed
Song: “Comedians”

Explosions in the Sky
Album: Those Who Tell the Truth
Song: “Greet Death”

The Black Angels
Album: Indigo Meadow (coming 4/2)
Song: “Don’t Play With Guns”

Blue October
Album: Foiled
Song: “Hate Me”

Ben Kweller
Album: Sha Sha
Song: “Wasted and Ready”

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Game over? The game is just beginning for Wreck-It Ralph which leveled up to be this week’s #1 movie purchased on the Video Unlimited service. It held off a guerrilla-warfare assault by Red Dawn and a swarm of glittery vampires in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 to win this week’s top slot. Bilbo Baggins and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey were also able survive a dangerous adventure through the Lonely Mountains to round out this week’s top ten.

Take a look at the complete list below. What will you watch this weekend on the Video Unlimited service? Tell us by commenting below.

  1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (plus Bonus Features)
  2. Rise of the Guardians
  3. Life of Pi
  4. Playing For Keeps
  5. Sinister
  6. Skyfall
  7. Argo
  8. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
  9. Red Dawn
  10. Wreck-It Ralph

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This week, Sony Entertainment Network will be travelling to Austin, TX for the music portion of SXSW 2013, a multi-day and multi-venue festival that takes over Downtown Austin with thousands of bands around every corner. We will be part of Sony City, located in the Six Lounge & Hangar Lounge at 4th St. and Colorado. Check out what’s going on the entire week here.

Tonight, we are hosting a Music Unlimited Presents night, featuring some of the hottest up-and-coming Hip-hop acts at the festival. Each day leading up to the show we’ve gotten to know those artists, and today we feature Joey Bada$$.

Joey Bada$$ is a member of the hip-hop collective Pro Era, an increasingly popular method for up-and-coming artists to band together with like-minded musicians. Thanks to the support of his collective, Joey Bada$$ is set to break out with his debut studio album sometime this year. At just 18, he’s been writing since the age of 11, releasing mixtapes in 2012 and appearing as a guest on songs from Mac Miller, A$AP Rocky and more.

Check out “Waves” and “Enter the Void (ft. Ab-Soul)” on the Music Unlimited service. If you’re in Austin, don’t miss his set tonight at 8:30 PM PT at Hangar Lounge!

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New this week: Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel demo, a Ubisoft Sale and more.

Now available on the PlayStation Network is Darkstalkers Resurrections. The game is a compilation of the fighting games Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge and Darkstalkers 3. The new title features classic gameplay and unique characters, as well as a host of new features, including a variety of HD visual modes, online play with 8-player lobbies, YouTube replay sharing, improved challenge modes, dynamic awards, and unlock-able extras. So for you fans of the original titles, or fans of fighting games in general, this is definitely one title to add to your collection.

Also, new this week on PSN and PS3: Quantum Theory, Psych Yourself, and Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear.

Check out some of the new Free PS3 demos that also hit the PS Store this week including Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel, Fuel Overdose and Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge.

PS Vita: Ninja Gaiden 3 - Combat

Lastly, there’s a Ubisoft Sale going on right now on PSN and it’s got some of Ubisoft’s most beloved titles. Here’s just a snapshot:

Check out the complete list of this week’s updates and ongoing sales on the PlayStation Store here.

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Got one of the hot new Sony devices announced at CES or Mobile World Congress? Now you can use Media Go to manage it! This week, Media Go launched its latest release to support these devices:

  • Xperia E, Xperia E dual, Xperia VC, Xperia Z, and Xperia ZL
  • Sony Xperia Tablet Z
  • Walkman W270 series

Download the newest release here.

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The Hangover Part III: The Wolfpack is back for one more adventure in this second sequel. Warning: If you are a fan of giraffes this may be a tough trailer to watch.

Piece together what happened last night by watching: The Hangover (Unrated), Dude, Where’s My Car?

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