There are many great new titles, bundles and more to enjoy this week on PlayStation Store, including the amazing 14 for ’14 Sale! Get your new year kicked off right with some can’t miss deals on hit titles.
New this week for PlayStation 3 is Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation HD. While the whispers of a revolution are being spread in Boston and New York, Spanish forces in the South plot to seize control of Louisiana for the Templars. Play as Aveline de Grandpré, an assassin of mixed French and African heritage, who stands ready to defend her people.
Also, new for PS3 is the Guacamelee! Bundle Fantastico. The bundle includes: both the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita versions of the game, Costume Pack DLC, El Diablo’s Domain DLC, Official Game Soundtrack (remastered), all 3 themes, 10 favorite avatars, and of course chickens… Lots of chickens.
Award season for the film world’s elite is well under way as Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and actor Chris Hemsworth took to the stage early this morning to announce the anticipated list of nominations for the 86th Academy Awards. Unsurprisingly, both American Hustle and Gravity led the nominations with ten each, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress. They were followed closely by 12 Years a Slave, with nine total nominations. All three films have already set a good pace for this season by taking home major awards during the last Sunday’s Golden Globes.
This year will definitely be an exciting one as there are many possible history making moments that could align. Such as Jennifer Lawrence (nominated for best supporting actress for her work in American Hustle), who if she goes on to win will make history as the youngest woman ever to have two Academy Awards, and the first actress to win back-to-back Oscars since the legendary Katharine Hepburn in the late 1960s. June Squibb is also nominated for best supporting actress for her work in Nebraska, and if she wins she’ll make Academy Awards history to be the oldest performer to take home Oscar gold.
You can check out the full list of nominees across all categories here and make sure to tune in to The Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on ABC.
86th Oscar Nominations
In 2012, Yo Gotti returned after a six-year absence with Live From the Kitchen, which housed several charting tracks and brought him back into the spotlight. Fans didn’t have to wait long for his next album, I Am, which released in November. It currently sits at #2 on the Music Unlimited charts and PlayStation users got an awesome shout out from him in the music category of the PlayStation Store!
Yo Gotti is showing you even more love by sending over a list of his favorite songs below, featuring some classics like 50 Cent’s “Wanksta” and newer tracks like Young Jeezy’s “Air Forces,” plus one of the new songs on I Am. Enoy!
- Yo Gotti – “Act Right (ft. Jeezy & YG)”
- 50 Cent – “Wanksta”
- Juvenile – “400 Degreez”
- DMX – “What These Bitches Want”
- Nas – “If I Ruled the World (imagine that)”
- Geto Boys – “Mind Playing Tricks on Me”
- Nas – “Ether”
- Young Jeezy – “Air Forces”
- Rick Ross – “B.M.F. (ft. Styles P)”
- UGK – “Pocket Full of Stones”
- T.I. – “U Don’t Know Me”
- Master P – “Bout It, Bout it”
- Warren G – “Regulate”
- N.W.A. – “Fuck Tha Police”
- Ice Cube – “It Was a Good Day”
- T.I. – “24′s”
Game of Thrones: Game of Thrones’ fourth season begins with Daenerys’ conquest in mind and Tyrion’s tough situation.
Catch up on all the intrigue and betrayals by watching the complete first two seasons of Game of Thrones now.
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Strap yourself in because this week’s New Release Recap is packed with both heart wrenching and heart pounding films! Award-winning Director Ron Howard delivers an epic, action packed drama about the golden age of Formula 1 racing in Rush, and the inspiring film Dear Mandela takes us on an emotional journey with three young people from South Africa striving for political change. Enjoy these great new films and more, plus new seasons of some of your favorite shows now on the Video Unlimited service!
Ron Howard returns to the Director’s chair to deliver Rush, an exhilarating true story of a legendary rivalry that took place during the glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing. The two most talented drivers mercilessly clash on and off the Grand Prix racetrack: gifted English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and his methodical, brilliant Austrian opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl). Both push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there’s no shortcut to victory and no margin for error.
Check out what’s new on the Music Unlimited service this week! Read the highlights and browse new albums below.
- New music from Bruce Springsteen, containing songs written for previous albums and performed live for over 10 years, but only now recorded and compiled.
- The long-awaited album from Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, originally postponed last year while she bravely battled cancer.
- An extended version of Bastille’s 2013 album Bad Blood, featuring the infectious song “Pompeii.”
- New singles from Shakira, Foster the People, The Dead Weather and a Music Unlimited exclusive remix of The Who’s “Join Together” (as heard in the Sony ad during The 2014 Golden Globes)
New Albums Available This Week [1/14/14]:
Last week, Sony Entertainment Network caught everyone by surprise. Not only our President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Senior General Manager of Sony Network Entertainment, Andrew House reveal exciting news happening later this year, but he also took part in making Sony the most talked about brand throughout CES with #SonyCES on Twitter. We take you from our Keynote, Show Floor, and behind the conference walls on what others are talking about that you may want to know too. Here’s an intake of all the sights and sounds for this year’s highly anticipated 5-day event:
Will Sony Cloud-Based TV kill cable TV service?
According to Devindra Hardawar of VentureBeat, “Sony pulled out some big media announcements that could change the way we watch TV.” Sony Entertainment Network will be testing a new cloud-based TV service in the U.S. later this year that combines the live TV content people love with the dynamic experience they’ve come to expect from digital media services today. Who knows what’s going to happen in the next few months, but our team is taking strides to unveil more exciting details soon.
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Last night was a big night in Hollywood as the 71st Golden Globe Awards took over the town. All of Hollywood’s finest came out to celebrate the best in film and television for the past year.
Co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned to host the Globes for their second year, kicking things off with an old fashion stand-up style roast of some of Hollywood’s elite. The pair took jabs at Tom Hanks, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Matt Damon, George Clooney and just about everyone else in the room for a laughter filled introduction.
The evening was full of winners both expected and shocking. It was likely a surprise to no one that movies like Dallas Buyer’s Club, Gravity and Wolf of Wall Street took home major awards. But it *was* a bit of a shock when 12 Years a Slave took home Best Motion Picture-Drama. Lots of people were taken aback when Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the Andy Samberg-starring freshman TV show won Best Television Series-Comedy over popular shows like Girls, The Big Bang Theory and others.
Fey ended the show by admitting to the audience that while the show had had its rough spots, “This is the beautiful mess we’d hoped it would be.”
Earlier this week at CES 2014, Sony announced the new WALKMAN™ app for select Sony Xperia™ mobile phones that will integrate your personal music files with Sony Entertainment Network’s Music Unlimited service, which offers a global catalog of over 25 million songs. Director of Music Services for Sony Entertainment Network, Anu Kirk took some time during CES to show you how to find new releases, popular songs, artists and more within the new WALKMAN™ app.
Here’s how to get started:
- Once you’ve downloaded the WALKMAN™ app to your Sony Xperia™ mobile phone, login with your existing Sony Entertainment Network account.
- From there you’ll be directed to the WALKMAN™ app homepage.
- Choose from a variety of options including:
- Charts – Find the current most popular songs, albums and artists
- New Releases – All of the latest albums
- Featured Playlists – Browse through playlists programmed by the Music Unlimited service’s expert editorial curation team.
- Music Library – This allows you to break down the walls between your local mp3 files on your Xperia™ phone and the Music Unlimited service. Browse them all in one view, whether their local or cloud based tracks.
Find out how to listen offline, build playlists and more when you pick up any of the Sony Xperia™ mobile phones (including Xperia Z, Z Ultra, and Z1), and the newly announced Sony Xperia™ Z1s across the United States! For more details on the WALKMAN™ app watch Anu Kirk’s full demo here:
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The end of the week is upon us and that can only mean one thing – it’s time for the #VUTop10!
Matt Damon was over playing second fiddle so he took matters into his own hands and helped Elysium climb into the top spot. Last week’s Video Unlimited Staff Pick of the Week Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, caused enough havoc to slide into the top three.
Newcomer Don Jon, written, starring and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, finds its way into the list for the first time. Co-starring Scarlett Johannson, this offbeat romance was one of 2013’s biggest surprises and is one you need to watch.
Take a look at the complete list below and tell us what flick is #1 on your must see movie list by commenting below.
- Insidious: Chapter 2
- Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
- The Lone Ranger
- We’re the Millers
- Don Jon
- The Wolverine
- Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
- Despicable Me 2