PS4 Phase 3 Stock in UK GAME Stores; Scheduled Games and Apps to Check Out; Christmas Blues Bundle Contest

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By Gel Galang | December 6, 2013 3:28 PM EST

While it has already been promised by Sony UK that an eventual trickling in of PS4 replenishments will occur leading to Christmas, another batch is said to be coming in to UK GAME.

In a report by Push Square, it seems that there is a Phase 3 stock for Sony's next-gen console. It's safe to say that, while there are new stocks, a lot of it is devoted to pre-orders, while the loose stocks are likely to be gone in a flash.

The good thing about this is those interested can still get the PS4 bundle for £399.99, instead of jacking up the prices. But supplies are still very much tight, so best to act now.

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New and Upcoming Releases for the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita

There's a great deal of activity on the PlayStore, as a lot of titles are coming out for the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita, and PlayStation Blog has announced the dates when some of these games can be expected.

This week alone, "Escape Plan," a puzzle game, and the hit indie game "Tiny Brains" are now available for the PS4. "Gran Turismo 6" is also out for the PS3, while turn-based RPG "Rainbow Moon" and "Stick It To The Man" are now out for the PS Vita.

VidZone is also arriving on the PS4, the music player that has not been fully optimised for the PS4. This means users can now get instant access to music videos, TV channels, their own playlists and all the happening in VidZone.

A little background on the app: it's a free app that lets users stream music videos on their PS3 and PS4, create unlimited playlists and build a library of their own fave videos, and also create their own music hub with friends by letting them know a user's current musical interests.

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Two more games for the PS4 have been dated this December as well. The first is "Zen Pinball 2," which is a cross buy from the PS3 or PS Vita. For those who already have these on either of the mentioned platforms, they can download the title on the PS4 for free starting Dec 17.

"Zen Pinball 2's" table lineup on the PS4 includes "Star Wars Pinball," "Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force," "Marvel Pinball," "Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles," "Marvel's Doctor Strange," "Plants vs. Zombies Pinball," "Epic Quest," "Paranormal" and "Earth Defense."

According to PlayStation Blog, there will be more in store for 2014, not just in the expansion of the current tables but also in the inclusion of more brands.

There's also "Doki-Doki Universe" which will release on the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita on Dec 10. This game from HumaNature Studios puts players in the shoes of a robot QT3 as he tries to learn all about humanity with an alien.

The full game will be available for $14.99, and will give gamers 31 personality quizzes, a story mode, and the "Doki-Doki" Mail messaging system. But for those who may want to try out the game first before actually buying it, PlayStation Blog states that there's a Starter Pack that's free and will give gamers half of the personality quizzes, a tutorial planet and QT3's home planet.

It's a cross buy title, so gamers can play it on any of the two other platforms for free once they've bought one copy for a specific platform.

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Need a New PS3? This May be the Thing You Need

It's going to be a blue Christmas for one lucky PlayStation fan, but "blue" here means far from being gloomy and glum. If anything, that lucky person will be very, very happy at the prizes awaiting him in the competition.

The lucky winner of "The Smurfs 2" contest will get to have a limited edition blue PS3 console set, one "The Smurfs 2" Blu-ray DVD, one Blu-ray DVD player and one Sony Bravia TV.

Sony is also giving away 20 copies of "The Smurfs" on Blu-ray DVD for the runner up winners.

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Those interested in joining the contest can visit PlayStation Blog Europe, enter their email address where it's asked and start naming "The Smurfs" correctly as fast as they can when shown in a picture. As per usual, the mechanics ask for the fastest hand in the game to win the grand prize.

Note that only select countries will be able to participate in the game, and these include Australia (from Jan 8), Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, and the UK.

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