171w ago - Sony Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has unveiled a preview of FirstPlay Episode 21 today for PlayStation 3, which arrives on PSN this Wednesday.
To quote: Coming up in episode 21 of FirstPlay this Wednesday we have a review of scuzzy crime sequel Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, as well as a Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow hands-on with all-new footage, and a preview of the PlayStation Move's launch line-up.
On top of that we've got a review of super-addictive PSN car-scrapper TNT Racers, a look at Modern Warfare 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company's recent DLC, a round-up of the latest PSP comics releases and a look back at what made the original Dead Space so scary.
Oh, and we've also got our regular selection of screenshots, this week including Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock, Operation Flashpoint: Red River, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine and WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011.
All of this comes at our regular price of 99p per episode, which works out at less than 75p if you take out a 90-day subscription for £8.99.
172w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has posted up a preview video today of the Pulse 8/17 Edition, which is now available on PSN.
To quote: The latest edition of PULSE, presented by the PlayStation Network, hits PlayStation Store later today in full HD and for your PSP system. You can also catch it right here, right now:
This edition features Scott Pilgrim, Shank, 'Marvel-ous LittleBigPlanet' add-ons, along with the Top 10 Avatars available.
There's also the new Top Gun game which made the PULSE crew want to rent this 80′s action classic (which by the way is currently available for rental or purchase on the video side of PlayStation Store.)
173w ago - While it's been awhile since we've reported on any PS2 news, today ffgriever has proved once again that the PlayStation 2 is not dead yet with his PS2PSXe Preview release - a homebrew PS1 Emulator for Sony's PS2 console!
According to the author, PS2PSXe should be able to run PS1 images from all devices (CD/DVD, HOST/LAN, HDD) on the PlayStation 2.
To quote: "Public PS2PSXe preview. Only command line version attached. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get current sources to work properly (I'm halfway with some major changes and it will take awhile to complete them). The one attached you can consider as "the last one that actually works", or simply rev168.
The emu supports both PAL and NTSC display, but I REALLY RECOMMEND leaving the default PAL output. Why? Well, it's the only mode I use. Many fixes were made to make PAL games show less glitches in PAL mode... When you switch the display to NTSC it most often will show more glitches.
The PAL scph7200 bios is recommended to run games. PAL games are recommended due to two simple reasons:
173w ago - Sony's Editor In Chief Tim Clark at FirstPlay has unveiled a preview today of FirstPlay Episode 19, which arrives this Wednesday for subscribers.
To quote: I'm here to guide you safely up the north face of episode 19. The show hits the Store this Wednesday, and in it we'll be bringing you HD video footage of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II.
And if you like the look of the game, celebrate by installing the free theme in this week's downloads section. You'll have to do the lightsaber noise yourself, though.
Elsewhere we take a look at the new Medal Of Honor's multiplayer mode and check out some of the hottest games heading to PS3 in 2011, including Bulletstorm, inFamous 2 and Dead Space 2. We also rate Red Dead Redemption online, plus round-up the best new VDS movies and Store content.
Over in the screenshot galleries you'll find the latest hi-res images of F1 2010, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (which we're already predicting will be way better than Neolithic Soldier) and the mighty Call Of Duty: Black Ops. We also compare Gran Turismo 5's graphics with the real world. The real world loses.
Episode 19 of FirstPlay costs a trifling 99p to download from the PlayStation Store, or you can get episodes for just 75p by taking out a...
174w ago - Sony Producer David Boddington has shared a preview of FirstPlay episode 18 today, which arrives on PSN tomorrow.
To quote: Episode 18 goes live on the Store this Wednesday, and we've been halfway round the world to bring you the latest from the team behind PES 2011.
Then we're taking another trip back to the future of PS3, with a preview of upcoming teleport-'em-up (that's not going to stick, is it?), Portal 2.
We also check out the games that are sure to be weighing down Santa this year, including Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Crysis 2, Fallout: New Vegas and Test Drive Unlimited 2. Over in the HD Reviews and Previews section, we give you the chance to put your controller down and enjoy some hi-def, Blu-ray sexiness, as we review an irate army of angels in Legion.
In Network Highlights you'll find more treats, including brilliant ModNation Racers creations, plus another batch of FIFA onion bag scorchers. We're also going back to the future once more (black-hole-inducing Johnny B. Goode paradoxes notwithstanding), as we preview upcoming PSN titles PixelJunk Shooter 2, Dead Nation and Trine 2.
Then we're speeding our way back to the present as we dig out some more current gaming gems for you, including Death Track: Resurrection, Söldnor X2: Final...