Celebrate the dawn of 2009 and throw a New Year's Eve party with PlayStation.
While you're waiting for guests to arrive, browse the evening's television schedule with PlayTV
and set recordings for anything you want to watch the following day. If games are more your thing, start downloading the latest titles from PlayStation Store and they'll be waiting for you in the morning. That way, you can spend New Year's Day relaxing on the sofa with a stack of entertainment to work through. 22:00
If there are children at the party (or adults with hidden cheerleading aspirations) then EyeToy Play: PomPom Party
on PlayStation 2 will keep them occupied. It includes real pompoms that can be used to recreate the on-screen dance routines while the EyeToy USB Camera detects your movements. It's as much fun to watch as it is to play and always results in hilarious photos.23:00
Bid farewell to 2008 by recalling its major events in Buzz!: Quiz TV
. Thanks to the MyBuzz! community, there are lots of user generated quizzes on all the major events of the last 12 months, from the Beijing Olympics to the best PSP releases. It's a great way to get everyone together before the big countdown...00:00
With some preparation, you could build a stylish countdown to 2009 in LittleBigPlanet
. Start by creating a replica of London's Big Ben, complete with a mechanical hand that reaches 12 and triggers a series of fireworks and reveals a banner wishing your guests a Happy New Year. For the icing on the cake, connect a row of magnetic switches to a sequence of piano sound effects. Then, with a little patience and some musical talent, you can tweak them to play Auld Lang Syne at the stroke of midnight. Publish the level earlier that day and the LBP community can join in the celebration.01:00
It's time for everyone to pull on their dancing shoes and step up to the mic for some serious SingStar, and nothing could be more appropriate than Happy New Year, one of many party classics on SingStar ABBA
for PS3. SingStar Vol 3
owners can party like it's 1979 with the Smashing Pumpkins song of the same name, or you can check out the SingStore and download everyone's favourites. If any of your guests puts in a performance to remember, be sure to upload it to My SingStar Online or singstargame.com for the world to enjoy.02:00
Rock long into the night with Guitar Hero: World Tour
on PS3 and PS2; you never know who might have a rock star hidden inside until you let them loose on the guitar, bass, drums or microphone. A dose of heavy metal is just what you need if you're struggling to stay awake by this stage.03:00
As the party dies down and your thoughts turn to sleep and that diary that you're definitely going to keep up, why not make Buzz!: Brain Bender
a New Year's resolution? Play a few challenges each morning on the way to work or school to see your memory and your powers of observation, calculation and analysis improve. The games are all great fun, so at least you'll be setting yourself a promise for 2009 that you can enjoy keeping.
Whatever your plans, enjoy your New Year's Eve party and have a terrific 2009!