Sony Details FirstPlay Episode 31, Arrives Wednesday on PSN

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180w ago - Sony Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has shared details on FirstPlay Episode 31 todya, which arrives this Wednesday on PSN.

To quote: Because this week on FirstPlay we've got a positively thumping HD review of new SingStar rival Def Jam Rapstar (which, despite our best efforts, they decided not to call BlingStar).

We've also got a preview of sleek smash 'em Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, and we zoom in for an extra close-up look at what we can expect from Bioshock Infinite when it's finally released in a thousand years. Or 2012. Whatever.

And there's loads more too. We've also got tips from the DJ Hero 2 team on how to spin your opponents into the ground in the game's competitive mode, a personal take from editor-in-chief Tim Clark on his addiction to PES 2011's Become A Legend mode, plus reviews of DeathSpank: Thongs Of Virtue, Vanquish, Front: Mission Evolved and Tumble.

Last but not least we have our screenshot galleries, which is where we tend to put our weirdest jokes and where this week you'll find Twisted Metal, Alice: Madness Returns, El Shaddai: Ascension Of The Metatron and Mindjack.

All of this can be yours for just 99p, or even less if you buy an £8.99 subscription to FirstPlay for 12 weeks. Which you definitely should, if you think...
 

Video: Sony Previews Qore Episode 30 with Tron, GOW & More!

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180w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has shared a video preview today of Qore Episode 30, which showcases Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Tron: Evolution, God of War: Ghost of Sparta and a visit with My Chemical Romance.

To quote: With the holiday calendar flying by faster than Ezio Auditore free running across rooftops in Firenze, November's Episode 30 focuses on the fantastic fun you don't want to miss this holiday season.

Of course, first up, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is this episode's lead story and in our preview Veronica Belmont spends some hands-on time with the game and talks to Ubisoft Missions Director, Gaelic Simard about this vastly expanded environment including vistas of Renaissance Rome in High Def along with the very cool game mode allowing players to recruit and deploy a posse of up and coming assassins.





With Kratos coming back to your PSP system in the new God of War: Ghost of Sparta tomorrow, Veronica sharpens her Blades of Athena to slice and dice her way through another larger-than-life God of War adventure.

Game Director Dana Jan explains the development team's approach to maintaining the grand scale and epic gameplay of a God of War...
 

Sony Previews FirstPlay Episode 30, Arrives Wednesday on PSN

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181w ago - Sony Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has shared a preview of FirstPlay Episode 30 today, which arrives this Wednesday on PSN.

To quote: The blood dripping down the walls and the sickly aroma of toffee apples can only mean that it's Halloween.

Or at least that it's close enough to Halloween for us to make episode 30 of FirstPlay, up on the Store from this Wednesday, into a spooky special.

That means we're previewing the hottest upcoming PS3 horrors including F.3.A.R. and Shadows Of The Damned, checking out the meanest video nasties on the PSN Store, and playing through three of your scariest LittleBigPlanet levels.

And we've also got a special feature asking the FirstPlay and Official PlayStation Magazine teams to talk about their scariest ever gaming moments.

Not Halloween-themed but just as scary is our review of grappler sequel WWE Smackdown! Vs Raw 2011, and we've also got our verdict on Fallout New Vegas, an in-depth interview with FreeStyleGames about the making of their hip-hop hit DJ Hero.

And there's more - our regular galleries, including the bloodiest screenshots we could find, and a reviews round-up - and it all comes for just 99p, or less if you buy an £8.99 subscription for 12 weeks.

Enjoy! And have a wicked...
 

Video: Qore Ultimate Arqade Update, Episode 30 Preview Arrives

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182w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has shared a preview video of the Qore Episode 30 update featuring Ultimate Arqade today.

To quote: We just wanted to let you guys know that the Qore Ultimate Arqade will be available tomorrow via the October - Episode 29.

Qore annual subscribers just need to check out the Episode 29 Download Center tomorrow to grab this collection of all of your favorite quirky Qore mini games that you'll be able to play right from the XMB of your PS3 system.

Meanwhile, the Qore team is pulling together what promises to be a packed November episode. The main stories currently planned include Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Tron: Evolution and God of War: Ghost of Sparta.

Look for Qore Episode 30 on November 2nd.




 

Sony Previews FirstPlay Episode 29, Hits PS Store on Wednesday

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182w ago - Sony Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has shared a preview of FirstPlay Episode 29 today, which hits PlayStation Store on Wednesday of this week.

To quote: This week I fell over playing football and hit my head on a brick, which, it turns out, meant I had to spend ages lying down and playing the LittleBigPlanet 2 beta. What's that, boss? No, still not quite better...

That's a true story, by the way, and absolutely the thing I'll be blaming my regular typos on this week. The good news is that it also means episode 29 of FirstPlay, out on the Store this Wednesday, features an in-depth look at what the insanely talented LittleBigPlanet community have been making with the tools from the upcoming sequel.

We've also got one last look at the awesomely frantic sci-fi shooter Vanquish before it's released this Friday, plus a review of the PS3-exclusive HD update of classic shooter Medal Of Honor: Frontline, which comes packaged with the new game's Limited Edition, and a review of Robin Hood on Blu-ray.





And there's more - reviews of Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light and Worms 2: Armageddon, plus a look at the latest downloadable comics, and a new feature in which two members of the team clash...
 







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