165w 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 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.
168w 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...
170w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a video preview of Valkyria Chronicles II, which hits PSP and PSPgo handhelds today online and via UMD.
To quote: Every time we post anything on Valkyria Chronicles, someone pipes up about how they never got past Chapter 7 in the first game.
That battle threw a late-level boss and a massive (but by no means the game's massive-est) tank at you - at the same time. It separated the men from the boys, if you will, and if you beat that chapter, you probably went on to beat the entire game.
SEGA has heard your pleas. In Valkyria Chronicles II - out today - you can bring a friend or 3 for the ride. I tried out the multiplayer recently, and it didn't behave how I'd expect; even though this is a turn-based Strategy RPG, the you and your colleagues move at the same time, in real time. SEGA's Aaron Webber tells us more:
170w ago - FirstPlay Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has posted up a preview today of FirstPlay Episode 22 for Sony's PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
To quote: Having briefly considered mounting a campaign to abolish Mondays and have three-day weekends forever, I'm back in work after the bank holiday to tell you about the next episode of FirstPlay.
Episode 22 is up on the Store from Wednesday, and this week features an all-new hands-on with LittleBigPlanet 2, the second part of our big PlayStation Move playtest, and a preview of Ubisoft's under-the-radar strategy contender, RUSE. Oh, and a chat with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe president Andrew House.
On top of that we've got an online review of our surprise summer favourite, Singularity, a round-up of PS one classics, and a look at the best fighting games available from PlayStation Store. And to round everything off we've got screenshot galleries of FIFA 11, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, new Bond title 007 Blood Stone and the twisted fairytale, Alice: The Madness Returns.
All of which gives you over half an hour's worth of HD games coverage and info for just 99p, or as low as 75p if you take out a 90-day subscription for £8.99. See the Future of PS3. First.