166w 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.
166w 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!
167w 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...
168w ago - Sony Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has unveiled a preview of FirstPlay Episode 25 today, which will be hitting PSN this Wednesday.
To quote: I'm taking a break from daydreaming about having my own Popemobile (called the Nathmobile, with twin mounted 50 cal. high-impact cannons and an onboard Mr Whippy machine) to tell you what's in episode 25 of FirstPlay, which hits the Store this Wednesday.
This week we're giving away an exclusive Joe Danger avatar to brighten up your PSN profile, as well as his and her Top Gun t-shirts for PlayStation Home. We've also got reviews of Capcom's meaty undead massacre 'em up Dead Rising 2 and PlayStation Move chair combat racer Kung Fu Rider, plus a preview of mucky off-roader Nail'd, and some exclusive new footage of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine.
And there's more - in Network Highlights we've got a review of arcade blaster Alien Breed: Impact, a round-up of the latest PSP comics and PSN content, and another trio of awesome LittleBigPlanet levels that you can download and play right now. And in screenshot galleries there's sneaking action in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, very different RPG-ing in Dragon Age II and Costume Quest, and all-out sexiness in Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit.
169w ago - Sony's Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has shared a preview of FirstPlay Episode 24 today, which hits the PlayStation Store this Wednesday.
To quote: Episode 24 will be on the Store this Wednesday, and comes with an exclusive Top Gun theme as well as a review of genre-twisting RPG sequel Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep for PSP.
We also have not one but two huge studio visits this week, the first to EA Sports' Vancouver lair to check up on FIFA 11, and the second to see Enslaved: Odyssey to the West at Ninja Theory, and a review of slacker superhero hit Kick-Ass on Blu-ray.
We've also got a packed Network Highlights section this week, including a review of side-scrolling slasher Shank, a look at the latest minis and a round-up of the best user-created ModNation Racers, and plenty more games stuffed like hi-res corpses into the trunk of our screenshot galleries, including sandy shooter Spec Ops: The Line, robo-suited blockbuster Vanquish, The Force Unleashed II and 'The Modern Warfare Of The Skies' (their words...