Hitman Absolution, Far Cry 3 and Metal Gear Rising: The PlayStation round up

Become the ultimate silent assassin, find the best deals on the PlayStation Store and get the verdict on the new Ratchet & Clank in the weekly PlayStation round up.

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Weekend Essentials
Ratchet & Clank: QForce, Far Cry 3 and more… here’s our weekly pick of the hottest new games on PlayStation.

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EU Blog

We need YOU for the God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta – Join Kratos for the online fight.

DUST 514 Dev Diary: A Closer Look at the Free-to-Play FPS’ Vehicles – The latest from the epic online shooter straight from the developer’s mouth.

The 12 deals of Christmas! – All the best offers on the PlayStation Store.

New Gran Turismo 5 DLC – Drive the Corvette C7 Test Prototype – Get behind the wheel of a shiny new dream machine in Polyphony Digital’s racer.

Sack it to Me: Sackboy has a new website! – LittleBigPlanet gets a new website.

Official PlayStation Magazine UK

Here are 7 Killer Hitman: Absolution tips to help you become the ultimate silent assassin.

Our Platinum Madness feature delves into unhinged stories about unlocking PS3′s hardest trophies.

Find out why Metal Gear Rising on PS3 really is a proper Metal Gear.

Our Ratchet and Clank: QForce PS3 review tells you why this reloaded shooter is wide of the Qwark.

Curious about the next PlayStation? Here are all the PS4 launch games rumours we can find.