135w 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...
136w ago - Today Sony Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has offered a preview of FirstPlay episode 28 today, which arrives on the PSN store this Wednesday.
To quote: We've got another packed episode this week, with an exclusive PSN trial of the brilliantly bloodthirsty side-scrolling RTS Swords & Soldiers, and our last bit of PlayStation Home Top Gun attire - the one you've been waiting for, Maverick's helmet.
Show me the way home. Home! I've been waiting weeks to say that.
We've also got another strong line-up of games, with reviews of EA's rebooted blockbuster Medal Of Honor, and muddy-as-hell puddle sim FIA World Rally Championship.
We've also got a behind-the-scenes preview of EA Sports' MMA, and a round-up of other releases featuring Jon Daly's ProStroke Golf, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.
And there's more - a huge hands-on multiplayer preview of Call Of Duty: Black Ops, including interviews with developer Treyarch, our top ten list of the best weapons you can build in Dead Rising 2, and a look at your latest skin-tearing Skate catastrophes.
On top of all that we've got a review of Swords & Soldiers - luckily, it's not rubbish - and another round of screenshot galleries, this week featuring Batman Arkham City, Ratchet...
137w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has shared a Qore Episode 29 preview video today highlighting Gran Turismo 5, Medal of Honor, Castlevania and Qore's road trip to Tokyo.
To quote: With less than a month to go, the team is counting down to the release of Gran Turismo 5 with a beautiful lead feature on this technical and gaming masterpiece.
Audrey Cleo catches up with the US-based producers to understand what it takes to create the world's greatest driving simulator. You'll want to watch this story several times to experience the jaw-dropping realism in full HD.
Another huge title is also featured in this episode: EA's Medal of Honor, which advances the timeframe from WWII to the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. Veronica Belmont spoke with MoH Executive Producer Greg Goodrich about the extensive research that went into the title to pay tribute to the US military Tier One Operators.
Konami's rebootin' Castlevania, providing a fresh start to one of gaming's most storied franchises. With input from the legendary Hideo Kojima, a new whip-wielding Belmont is introduced along with a huge array of supernatural creatures and sweet moves that maintain the game's action/platformer legacy.
137w ago - Sony Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has shared a FirstPlay Episode 27 preview today, which arrives this Wednesday via PSN.
To quote: We've got a big, big episode of FirstPlay for you this week. Firstly, we've got more things to give away - extra Top Gun stuff for your PlayStation Home avatar and an exclusive FirstPlay dynamic theme, built with our own occasionally fair hands.
Then we've also got a stellar line-up of games. Two of the year's epicest adventures are given the full HD review treatment - Enslaved: Odyssey To The West and Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow. If you're a fan of Uncharted, or God Of War, or just good games, you'll want to take a long, hard look at what this pair have to offer.
We've also got a verdict on the slightly less stellar Quantum Theory (funeral march should be playing right about now) and a reviews round-up including HAWX 2, the actually very decent RUSE and Madden NFL 11.
On top of that we've got the best of the PlayStation Network, this week featuring an online review of Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, a look at the latest minis, and reviews of Blade Kitten and the Move and 3D-enabled Flight Control HD. Land. LAND YOU IDIOTS!
138w ago - Sony's Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has shared a preview of FirstPlay Episode 26 today, which arrives on PSN this Wednesday for subscribers.
To quote: I've spent a hazardous (certainly to my marriage) amount of time this week hammering Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, which is three things: huge, amazing, and not reviewed in FirstPlay until next week, so I'll shut up about it now.
So what is in episode 26 of FirstPlay, available on the Store from this Wednesday? We've got some more Top Gun gear for PlayStation Home - Goose helmet, kids - and another chance to grab our exclusive Joe Danger PSN avatar.
We also have two huge reviews, with in-depth HD verdicts on EA's footballing juggernaut FIFA 11 and Codemasters' beautiful F1 2010, as well as a look at pec-tastic blockbuster Prince Of Persia on Blu-ray.
And there's loads more, including a countdown of the top ten PlayStation games of all time, as voted by Official PlayStation Magazine readers to celebrate the magazine's 50th issue, and a personal take on why MLB The Show is the best sports game on PS3 from the mag's editor Ben Wilson (apparently not because he's rubbish at FIFA. I know, I was surprised too).
We've also got a review of PixelJunk Racers: 2nd Lap, a look at the latest movies...