Win a blue PS3 and trip to Hollywood to visit Sony Pictures Animation


Feeling a bit blue? We’ve got the perfect pick-me-up – to mark the 31st July release of The Smurfs 2 at cinemas, we’re offering one family of four a dream trip to Hollywood:

The first prize for two adults and two accompanying children includes:

  •  A three-night holiday to West Hollywood, California, including travel and accommodation at the luxurious Andaz hotel on Sunset Boulevard
  •  An exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime two hour backstage tour of the Sony Pictures Animation studio
  • The chance to meet and speak to animators who worked on The Smurfs 2
  •  An opportunity to bring The Smurfs to life in an animation demonstration and voice recording session at the studio
  •  A blue PlayStation 3 system
  •  A PlayStation Move motion controller and PlayStation Eye camera

Visit our contest page here to enter – you’ll need to solve a picture puzzle quiz as fast as you can to be in with a chance of winning. Good luck!

Please make sure that you have read and understood the terms and conditions before entering this competition.

Blue PS3

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CanaryIsles 25 July, 2013 @ 10:37

tomb raider plus discount???

So… don’t forget to remind us in the “Second round” countries, when we can enter the competition! :)

supersmith2500 25 July, 2013 @ 11:21

More competitions and movie promotions that are not game related and what’s sad it doesn’t apply to few other countries. Also, the first Smurfs was just bad and so will the sequel and plus, CGI and live-action based yet again in New York doesn’t work. I’m here for gaming news and other stuff, not competitions and movies.

vik26061993 25 July, 2013 @ 11:29

Crappy “Super Slim” model is disgrace to Sony’s quality of products.

So sad to see it promoted again and again…

supersmith2500 25 July, 2013 @ 11:38

And what’s worse, you have to slove the picture puzzle ‘fast’. You know, not everyone can solve puzzles THAT fast, some people have disabilities and can’t solve a simple puzzle that fast you know.

Sorry if this is off topic but I have a question about the new sidebar at the right.

The Recent Posts section does not update to show all the new posts, including this one.

Just wanted to let you know, as well as the Contact Form not working.

52 seconds… I guess that is like…forever

I got a “Disallowed Key Characters” message.

Another movie we cant watch on our PS3 when it arrives for rental since 80% of Europe doesnt get the video-on-demand services which were promised to arrive in 2010. Whats even worse is the fact our lovely people at SCEE dont care and just ignore questions about it. Reminds me of our great 2013 Summer Sale, the 1 that didnt happen. Now those are some real PlayStation Memories.


Why are people moaning about this? They’re giving away a holiday! I didn’t enter (I am awful at these puzzles) but it’s still a really nice prize. Costs nothing to enter either!

Soo.. can I just win the ps3 and forfeit the other stuff to someone else?

Maybe because there are some issues that should have priority over useless stuff like a movie competition. Wheres the video on demand service for the rest of Europe, its already 3 years late and they still cant inform us? Wheres the announcement of the Summer Sale content, which they are promising to reveal for weeks now and which gets delayed for no reason. Why are there such big differences in prices between US and EU. Why has it take forever to add content which is available in other regions for a long time ( Ratchet anyone, Spartacus anyone ). Why are relevant questions not answered and are members getting no relevant information? Just to name a few.

TargetFinderKing 25 July, 2013 @ 14:54

Who needs summer sale which such great movie promotions we gamers love this please also a singstar promotion ??? we want no summer sale ! sony europe is the best !

dark_angel69 25 July, 2013 @ 15:18

This is a fun competition. :D Need some more puzzle ones like this. Perhaps make it harder. lol


nothing but complaints for a free competition that results in a free holiday for the winners? get a life. anyway. did it, slowly… I’m bad at these types of puzzle. still, interesting to see you do competitions like this.

dogwalker4000 25 July, 2013 @ 16:54

Nice prize, not sure how I feel about the timed things on these competitions, I feel it would probably be fairer if it was a name in the hat kind of affair rather than speed based. Then again I suck at doing things quickly.

Hexahedronaut 25 July, 2013 @ 18:33

@Fred what about sneak peaks of upcoming Sony animation movies or a nice big box of merch eh nudge nudge? :p no but seriously the backstage tour sounds awsome.

Khalid80037212 26 July, 2013 @ 11:40

slam sbab kyf all3bp

blendercat27 26 July, 2013 @ 13:23

@Supersmith2500 #3 #5

There is a smurfs 2 game coming, so it is sort-of related.

P.S. All that complaining is really not healthy.

Why has the price for Tomb Raider Digital Edition gone up, wasn’t it valid until 31-07-2013?


now i know you watched the e3 event as you have posted on here about it before, so from that you should have seen that all sony divisions are now cross promoting and doing stuff to help other departments make more money.(the part where they were talking about sony entertainment services)

so in the future we will see more posts like this and i dont have a problem with it, also there is a prize of a ps3 which makes this a very relevant post to have on the blog.
I know plenty of kids who loved the smurfs and im taking my nieces to see the next one.

i think its safe to say your not the target market for the film going by your post but theres plenty of playstation owners who are due to having kids.

elgafecastillo 28 July, 2013 @ 04:33

Why only in England and Europa? why not in latinoamerica :'( or United states :'(

Hexahedronaut 28 July, 2013 @ 12:19

@elgafecastillo no offence to you but don’t come on to the Europe blog and complain that America isn’t getting something…. its insulting considering the promotions we get are no where near the level you guys get exclusively like when Sony give you guys money for being “loyal” customers, or the trophy auction or the Sony network play promotion or the fact you guys get the best service Sony can provide when we in Europe are considered not important. You Americans don’t realize how good you got it.

Creative_ae 29 July, 2013 @ 17:10

Cool, I hope to win this contest.

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