156w ago - Today Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has shared a preview of FirstPlay Episode 37, which arrives on PSN this Wednesday.
To quote: With Christmas approaching like a thunderous runaway murder train with tinsel strung across the front, things are getting a little hectic in the FirstPlay office.
Mostly because I still haven't bought a single present and don't reckon on having any time to until Easter, but also because we've been making another packed episode for you to enjoy.
Episode 37 hits the Store this Wednesday, and features a hands-on preview of Dead Space 2 and an interview with the game's art director Ian Milham. We also talk to Ian about the making of the original Dead Space, have a thorough play around with occupation shooter Homefront, and review another batch of PlayStation strays in our round-up, including Blood Stone 007 and EA's mysterious new puzzler Create.
We've also got a review of kung fu reboot The Karate Kid on Blu-ray, a guide to hardly ever getting shot in Medal Of Honor online, and a look at the Blu-ray movies that have had the biggest influence on modern games. Plus our screenshot galleries this week include the likes of Dragon Age 2 and F.E.A.R. 3.
As always this comes for just 99p, or you can buy a 12 week subscription for...
157w ago - Sony Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has shared a preview of FirstPlay Episode 36 today, which is coming to PSN this Wednesday.
To quote: This week's episode is number 36, and it's on the Store from Wednesday the 8th of December.
Inside we go hands-on for a full preview of Killzone 3, collect another batch of PS3 releases in our reviews round-up, and catch up with Official PlayStation Magazine'sRachel Weber to find out how she got on when she performed her freshly-written rap for some of the country's leading music critics.
We've also got a review of Sylvester Stallone's action throwback The Expendables in Blu-ray, our verdict on Medal Of Honor online, and an in-depth look at the making of 007 Blood Stone with the guys from developer Bizarre Creations, plus an interview with the producer of upcoming exotic racer Test Drive Unlimited 2.
On top of all that this week we've also got a huge competition to win an Epson HD-Ready TW450 projector, worth loads and loads of money.
As always this comes for just 99p, or even less if you buy a 12 week subscription for £8.99. Which, you know, you definitely should. FirstPlay: See the future of PS3. First.
158w ago - Sony Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has shared details on FirstPlay Episode 35 today, which arrives on PSN this Wednesday!
To quote: It's somehow almost Christmas, even though it feels like about a week since I didn't really get anything I wanted last year ("A whisk! Thanks, darling") and I haven't yet filled my amazon wishlist with expensive boxsets I'll never have time to watch.
But it does mean that FirstPlay is experiencing its first ever December, with episode 35 hitting the store on Wednesday the 1st.
The big news this week is that, to celebrate the release of the actually rather good Def Jam Rapstar, we sent Official PlayStation Magazine's foolishly game news editor Rachel Weber to become a real rapper under the tutelage of hip hop up-and-comer XO man. See how she got on in our exclusive feature.
We also do our square-jawed damnedest to catch up on all the games of 2010 we've not reviewed so far, including Rock Band 3, DJ Hero 2, PDC World Championship Darts (whoo!) and a big slice of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.
We also take a look at blockbusting marvel Inception on Blu-ray, show you how we got on with our first hour on Killzone 3's multiplayer, countdown our favourite local co-op games (that's splitscreen and screensharing, rather...
159w ago - Sony Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has shared a preview of FirstPlay Episode 34 today, which arrives on PSN this Wednesday.
To quote: We're teaming up with Immersive Games to give you the mini Beam'em Up for free!
It comes gratis with episode 34 of FirstPlay, which hits the PlayStation Store this Wednesday. You can pick up the episode for 99p, or enjoy a 90-day subscription for £8.99, and make sure you never miss out!
As well as a free mini, we've also got reviews of incredible new racer Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, along with our verdicts on PlayStation Move titles TV Superstars, The Fight: Lights Out, Time Crisis: Razing Storm, and The Shoot.
In the Network Highlights section this week, we've got a personal take on the pleasures and pitfalls of scoring games, and a review of FIFA 11's online offering.
We're also putting another trio of minis through their downloadable paces, and watching Nicholas Cage lose the plot in Bad Lieutenant, as part of our Video Store round-up.
We've also got screenshots from the shooter nipping at COD's heels in our Homefront gallery, as well as the latest from Dungeon Siege 3, Operation Flashpoint: Red River,...
160w ago - Sony Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has shared a preview of FirstPlay Episode 33 today, which arrives this Wednesday on PSN.
To quote: Episode 33 of FirstPlay goes live on the PlayStation Network this Wednesday, and we've got plenty of gaming goodness to brighten up your dreary November days, including another chance for you to grab the exclusive Premiere Manager demo, and get your hands on our Blacklight: Tango Down theme.
We've also got an electrifying preview of mega-sequel Infamous 2, as well as reviews of Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, Shaun White's Skateboarding, The Sims 3, and The X-Factor, (that's the game, rather than a detailed analysis of Katie's questionable talents) along with our verdict on The Losers on Blu-ray.
Over in the Network Highlights section, we're serving up another helping of our Castlevania boss-guide, checking out the bestest hand-stitched LittleBigPlanet levels, chatting to industry legend Atsushi Inaba about the making of Vanquish, and reviewing the exploits of our favourite bonfire-dodger, with Sonic The Hedgehog: Episode 1.
We're also going super-hero crazy with new screenshots from Batman: Arkham City, DC Universe Online, Marvel Vs Capcom 3: Fate Of Two Worlds, and we're uploading ourselves to the internets (no, not in that...