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Toy Story 3

Title: Toy Story 3
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Family/Party
Release Date: 6/14/2010
Overview:
This Toy Story goes as far as your imagination takes it! Experience the adventures of Woody and Buzz or shape your own with the open-ended wonder of a virtual toy box in this game based on the third Toy Story movie. When Andy heads to college, Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the toys are headed to a new home in a day care center. Play through what you see in the movie in Story Mode, or open up Toy Box Mode and play however you want. Play with dinosaurs, cowboys, space rangers, and more as you make  your own magic using your creativity and Andy’s amazing toy box.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

Title: LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Publisher: WB Games
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Family/Party
Release Date: 6/28/2010
Overview:
He is The Chosen One. The only wizard to survive an attack by He Who Shall Not Be Named. And now, he’s made of LEGOs! Harry Potter gets the LEGO treatment in this game that lets you experience his first four years at Hogwarts with all the added charm and humor of the LEGO franchise. Freely switch between your favorite characters, including Harry, Ron, Hermione, and others. Visit magical locations from the wizarding world, from Diagon Alley to Hogwarts castle, which stands as the most detailed environment LEGO has created for a game. Learn spells, create potions, and more as Harry’s adventures come to life in a whole new way.

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift

Title: BlazBlue: Continuum Shift
Publisher: Aksys
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Fighting
Release Date: 7/29/2010
Overview:
The anime-style fighter returns with new characters, new modes, and even more high-impact play! Continuum Shift keeps Calamity Trigger’s hand-drawn anime characters and sends them into battle with new moves. Tsubaki, u-12, and Hazama have been awarded veteran status, giving them new ways to demolish opponents. This time around, newbies stand a better chance of survival thanks to new Beginner and Tutorial Modes, while everyone gets a new test with Challenge Mode. Go beyond one-on-one battles and create an army in Legion Mode. Defeat enemies and add them to your army as you try and conquer the entire map.

Disney Sing It: Family Hits

Title: Disney Sing It: Family Hits
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Music/Dance
Release Date: 8/2/2010
Overview:

NOTE: Gameplay requires a Logitech USB microphone or a SingStar microphone . Game does not include a Logitech or a SingStar microphone with rental or purchase.
Ever wonder what it would be like to be one of the stars that dots the Magic Kingdom sky? Find out as you sing along with some of the most beloved Disney characters in Disney Sing It: Family Hits! This family-friendly karaoke fairy tale is packed with songs and videos from both new and old Disney favorites.  Sing along with 30 songs from Mary Poppins, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Lion King, The Princess and the Frog, and more. Sing with up to eight players, relive your performance and add effects in Encore mode, and get singing tips from The Princess and the Frog star Anika Noni Rose.

Eye Pet

Title: Eye Pet
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Family/Party
Release Date: 9/14/2010
Overview:
NOTE: This title requires the PlayStation Move controller and the PlayStation Eye camera for gameplay. The controller and camera are not included with rental or purchase of this title.

EyePet lets you raise a 3D virtual pet, and all you need to do it is a PlayStation Eye and Move controller! Raise an incredibly intelligent (and completely irresistible) fury companion. Poke him, tickle him, make him laugh, roll a ball and watch him chase it – your EyePet will react to your behavior in real time and is completely aware of other people in the room. Customize your pet’s look with over 250 items. You can even draw objects on a piece of paper and watch the Eye convert them into virtual toys for your pet to enjoy.

Start the Party

Title: Start the Party
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Family/Party
Release Date: 9/14/2010
Overview:
NOTE: This title requires the PlayStation Move controller and the PlayStation Eye camera for gameplay. The controller and camera are not included with rental or purchase of this title.

The PlayStation Move party is officially underway! Grab your family and friends, and get ready to wave your motion controller through a series of slap-happy mini-games. The fun starts with each person putting their face in the game with the PlayStation Eye and adding their own personalized name or other audio introduction. Once the games begin, you’ll be cutting hair, popping balloons, swatting bugs, and completing other kooky challenges in a series of colorful environments. Celebrate solo in Custom Mode, see how long the fun can last in Survival Mode, or invite up to four others to join in pass-and-play Party Mode.

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

Title: Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
Publisher: Activision
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Music/Dance
Release Date: 9/27/2010
Overview:

NOTE: This game is not playable with standard controllers. The guitar, drum kit, and microphone are not included with rental or purchase of this title.
Rock gods, prepare for war! Warriors of Rock combines the first-ever story-based Guitar Hero mode with the biggest track library to date for a truly epic rock experience. Save rock-n’-roll in the franchise’s first Quest Mode, where you’ll battle to help the Demi-God of Rock slay The Beast in a story-based saga voiced by KISS frontman Gene Simmons. When you’re done saving rock, break out the biggest collection of tracks on any Guitar Hero title. Test your skills in all new ways with Quickplay+: 13 different challenges that can be applied to any of the 90-plus songs on disc or the 500 available for download.

Def Jam Rapstar

Title: Def Jam Rapstar
Publisher: Konami
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Music/Dance
Release Date: 10/4/2010
Overview:

NOTE: Gameplay requires a USB microphone. Game does not include a USB microphone with rental or purchase.
Enter the world of hip-hop and climb all the way to the top in this game where music and culture collide. Def Jam Rapstar goes beyond the usual music experience by letting you make your mark in a community that echoes the real-life hip-hop world. Perform top hits by top rap artists, both past and present. Rhyme on top of beats mixed by leading hip-hop producers in Freestyle Mode. Record your performance with your system’s camera, add special effects, and release your own single on the Web. Compete with other emcees in Battle Mode, form posses, promote other artists, and more as you build your own hip-hop empire.

Disney Sing It: Party Hits

Title: Disney Sing It: Party Hits
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Music/Dance
Release Date: 10/11/2010
Overview:

 NOTE: Gameplay requires a Logitech USB microphone or a SingStar microphone. Game does not include a Logitech or SingStar microphone with rental or purchase.
Disney heads to the top of the charts to select this party-ready pack of karaoke hits. Sing along with 30 hit music videos from Justin Beiber, Black Eyed Peas, Jordan Sparks, Demi Lovato, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, and other big-time pop stars. Lovato will lead you through vocal exercises and breathing practice, help you harmonize, and provide other singing tips. Challenge yourself and your friends in new Karaoke, Performance, and Sing Off Modes that give you the option to turn down the star’s vocals. When the challenge is done, experiment with the new Encore voice effects feature, which lets you to create and record your own crazy vocal special effects.

DJ Hero 2

Title: DJ Hero 2
Publisher: Activision
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Music/Dance
Release Date: 10/18/2010
Overview:

NOTE: Gameplay requires a DJ Hero Turntable or a USB microphone. Game does not include a DJ Hero Turntable or a USB microphone with rental or purchase.
You can bring a second DJ to the party in this second installment of the groundbreaking music experience. Who gets to play the hero is up to you. Two DJs can spin at once, and a vocalist can join them in DJ Hero 2. Spin 70 new tracks from top artists and create a new mix each time with new Freestyle Sections. Prove you’re the king of the club in innovative DJ Battles, become a mogul in Empire Mode, or let the game take over in Party Mode. You can even keep up with and challenge your friends through the Hero Feed, which throws down the gauntlet whether they’re on or offline.

Rock Band 3

Title: Rock Band 3
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Music/Dance
Release Date: 10/25/2010
Overview:
Only a handful of lucky bands have that moment when they make the leap from club-filling upstarts to stadium-rocking superstars. Rock Band makes that leap with its third edition, reaching a new level with a massive 83-song set list and incredible new ways to play. Add a new member and bring in a keyboard player. Better yet, if you’ve got serious chops, take it one step further and learn to play real drums, keys, or guitars in Pro Mode. Drop-in, drop-out Party Mode now accommodates seven band members. You can use vocal harmonies, go deep in Career Mode, share custom setlists, and even follow other players on Facebook and other social networks.

Where the Wild Things Are

Title: Where the Wild Things Are
Publisher: WB Games
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Family/Party
Release Date: 10/13/2009
Overview:
Maurice Sendak’s timeless book has been essential childhood reading for years. Now, as the story comes to the big screen, you can enter the world of young Max’s imagination in Where the Wild Things Are the game. As the game begins, young Max has landed on the island of the Wild Things. He becomes friends with the frightening-looking but friendly creatures who soon make him King of All Wild Things. When he learns that their island is threatened, he’ll work with the Wild Things to save their home. Let the wild rumpus begin!

Cars Race-O-Rama

Title: Cars Race-O-Rama
Publisher: THQ
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Family/Party
Release Date: 10/16/2009
Overview:
Here’s one race where nice guys can finish first! Disney’s Cars Race-O-Rama features an all-new Cars storyline, new features, and just about everything but that new car smell. Join Lightning McQueen in Radiator Springs, where he’s getting his friendly student racers ready for the Race-O-Rama competition. They’re up against a team of students taught by Chick Hick that doesn’t always play fair. Choose from 30 playable characters, including 15 new ones, and race in 8 environments. As you complete races, you can customize everything about your car so when you hit the finale, it’s the ultimate racing machine. You’ll also find new mini-games, a new drifting ability, competitive AI, and more.

DJ Hero Bundle

Title: DJ Hero Bundle
Publisher: Activision
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Music/Dance
Release Date: 10/27/2009
Overview:
The makers of Guitar Hero introduce an entirely fresh and innovative way to experience music. DJ Hero features an amazing variety of music across genres – tracks that you love and reflect who you are. Using an authentic turntable controller, you will spin and scratch more than 102 songs into unique mixes and become the life of the party. Get ready for a whole new phenomena in music. Access unprecedented music variety – mix and scratch over 102 individual songs, highlighted in over 93 exclusive new mixes that blend genres of music, including hip-hop, electronica, R&B, Motown, pop, and rock. DJ Hero brings the hottest artists including: Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent, Justice, Marvin Gaye, Beastie Boys, N.E.R.D, and more.

Band Hero

Title: Band Hero
Publisher: Activision
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Music/Dance
Release Date: 11/2/2009
Overview:
Guitar Hero lets you play the songs your favorite artists play. Band Hero takes things one step further, and gives you a chance to be your favorite rock star! Join headliners Taylor Swift and Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine, and perform a collection of current hits and classic anthems meant for the whole family to enjoy. Create the band you’ve always imagined with any combination of guitars, drums, or vocals. Play as, or alongside Taylor or Adam in Guitar Hero’s renowned style of musical gameplay. Rock out to Swift’s “Love Story,” Maroon 5’s “She Will Be Loved,” and other Top 40 favs as you make your rock-star dreams come true.

LEGO: Rock Band

Title: LEGO: Rock Band
Publisher: WB Games
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Music/Dance
Release Date: 11/2/2009
Overview:
Building a fanbase takes on a whole new meaning as LEGO meets Rock Band! LEGO Rock Band is an all-access club where families and younger players can put on a show geared for all-ages. Take a journey to stardom that travels a path only LEGOs could make possible. Play chart-topping anthems like Blur’s “Song 2,” Iggy Pop’s “The Passenger,” Carl Douglas’ “Kung Fu Fighting,” and other favorites in local clubs. Then work your way to stadiums and beyond, rocking in fantasy locations shaped by the imaginative possibilities of LEGOs. Use LEGO’s build-and-play style to customize your band and your entourage, all the way down to your tour manager and roadies.

LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues

Title: LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
Publisher: LucasArts
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Family/Party
Release Date: 11/17/2009
Overview:
It’s not Mr. Jones. It’s not Dr. Jones. It’s LEGO Jones! Indiana Jones returns in LEGO form for a new twist on one of Hollywood’s most legendary adventures. Don your fedora, grab your whip, and experience a quirky LEGO take on all four Indiana Jones films, including your first crack at visiting the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Collect artifacts, unlock characters from Indy’s adventures, and use your whip to solve treasure-hunting puzzles. Drop-in, drop-out co-op play lets anyone join at any time. You can even create your own movie moments with LEGO’s first-ever Build Your Own Adventure Mode, which lets you design and share your own levels.

Singstar Latino

Title: Singstar Latino
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Music/Dance
Release Date: 11/19/2009
Overview:
Singstar’s got the Latin rhythm, all you have to do is sing along. Challenge your friends to a vocal showdown or join together for a duet. Vocalize solo or pass the microphone so everyone can get in on their favorite song. You’re only supposed to sing, but you’ll also be dancing along to the beat of 20 Latin sensations! Enjoy the songs and music videos from artists like Ana Torroja, Azcucar Moreno, Coti, Heroes Del Silencio, Jon Secada, La Oreja De Van Gogh, Patricia Manterola, Paulina Rubio, and more.

Buzz: Quiz World

Title: Buzz: Quiz World
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Family/Party
Release Date: 11/18/2009
Overview:

NOTE: This game requires BUZZ! Buzzers, which are not included with rental or purchase of this title.
In a world of questions, see who’s got the answers in this interactive quiz show. Hosted by Buzz, the Bob Barker of virtual game show hosts, Buzz: Quiz World puts you in the contestant’s chair of a TV trivia show. The wacky host keeps things hopping on a sleek new studio set while serving up over 5,000 new questions covering a wealth of topics. Tailor your experience with a variety of new customization and personalization options. Select a short or long game, choose your favorite topic, play your favorite types of rounds, or challenge friends to multiplayer Sofa vs. Sofa action.

Guitar Hero: Van Halen

Title: Guitar Hero: Van Halen
Publisher: Activision
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Music/Dance
Release Date: 12/21/2009
Overview:
Big hair? Check. Big riffs? Got those too. Lead one of rock’s legendary bands as Van Halen takes center stage in Guitar Hero. Bring the crowd to its feet on “Hot for Teacher,” “Panama,” “Runnin’ with the Devil,” and the rest of Van Halen’s biggest hits from the days of David Lee Roth. Master some of rock’s greatest solos as you try and keep up with one of music’s true guitar gods. Play through additional songs from Weezer, Queens of the Stone Age, Billy Idol, and other Halen-esque guest acts. Just make sure you stretch first if you’re going to try and do the splits like Diamond Dave.