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PS3 news: FirstPlay: See the future of PS3. First. Episode 46

Killzone 3, Swords and Soldiers, Homefront, Dragon Age 2, Supermacy MMA.

In episode 46 of FirstPlay, on the Store this Wednesday, we have a huge in-depth review of Killzone 3 and with the game being the new visual benchmark for PS3; FirstPlay is the best way to check out how it’ll look on your TV.

Aside from that we’re also still in a giving mood, with another pair of Swords & Soldiers themed PSN avatars to download. And we have a great line-up of other video content, including an interview with Gearbox chief and Duke Nukem saviour Randy Pitchford, a reviews round-up of recent PS3 releases and a look at cold crime drama The Town on Blu-ray.

We’ve also got a chat with games hero Tim Schafer and Stacking creator Tim Petty about making the body-popping doll puzzler, and a profile of Brian Holinka from Homefront developer Kaos Studios. We’ve also got a look at the latest minis, a tour of the weirdest stuff available to buy from the PlayStation Store, which starts with stone dogs and giant cats and gets stranger from there, and this week’s screenshot galleries, which this week feature SSX Deadly Descents, Dragon Age 2 and Supremacy MMA.

All of this comes for just 99p, or less if you pick up a 12 week subscription for £8.99.

We’d also like to remind you that you can stay in touch with all things FirstPlay by following us on Twitter at @firstplay_uk and on our Facebook page: FirstPlay (official). We also have a YouTube channel up and running. And don’t forget you can sign up for the FirstPlay newsletter here to have regular news and content updates delivered directly to your inbox.

The FirstPlay team would love to hear from the PS3 community so if you’ve got anything to share, from videos and grabs to suggestions for content feel free to get in touch.

Our blog is updated regularly per day with the very latest Free PlayStation 3 news and reviews.

Posted on February 21st, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: FirstPlay: See the future of PS3. First. Episode 45

Recent PS3 news:

TNT Racers!, Marvel VS Capcom 3: afte of Two Worlds, RPG Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll, WWE All Stars, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

In this week’s FirstPlay we’re very pleased to announce we’re giving away an exclusive try before you buy trial of the fantastically playable arcade scrapper TNT Racers!

In fact we’ve got plenty more giveaway content coming up in the next few episodes, so if you don’t already subscribe to FirstPlay now is a very good time to start. And for episode 45, it’s just the beginning. We’ve also got comprehensive HD reviews of universe-clashing scrapper Marvel Vs Capcom 3: Fate Of Two Worlds and addictive old school RPG Trinity: Souls Of Zill O’ll. That’s on top of a preview of oiled nostalgia flex WWE All Stars, and a review of snappy horror Piranha 3D on Blu-ray.

And that’s not all. We also talk to the guys at DICE about their Vietnam-flavoured update to Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and check out the latest downloadable movies on the PlayStation Store. FirstPlay’s James Jarvis explains to us why Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit’s Autolog system is both a blessing and a curse, we take a look at the saddest moments in games, ever, and still have time for our regular round of screenshot galleries, which this week include PSN explore ‘em up Journey and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

All of this comes for just 99p, or less if you pick up a 12 week subscription for £8.99.

We’d also like to remind you that you can stay in touch with all things FirstPlay by following us on Twitter at @firstplay_uk and on our Facebook page: FirstPlay (official). We also have a YouTube channel up and running. And don’t forget you can sign up for the FirstPlay newsletter here to have regular news and content updates delivered directly to your inbox.

The FirstPlay team would love to hear from the PS3 community so if you’ve got anything to share, from videos and grabs to suggestions for content feel free to get in touch.

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Posted on February 17th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: FirstPlay: See the future of PS3. First. Episode 43

Dirt 3, Bodycount, The Other Guys, Medal of Honor, Alien Breed 2: Assulat, Homefront, Tomb Raider Silent Hill: Downpour

We’re giving away another pair of Swords & Soldiers avatars this week in episode 43 of FirstPlay, on the Store this Wednesday, alongside another packed slate of high-definition gaming videos. First we bring you direct capture of our hands-on session with the very tasty-looking Dirt 3. Then we go behind the scenes of upcoming shooter Bodycount for a brand new studio tour, and get our itchy trigger fingers on pepped-up war sim Operation Flashpoint: Red River.

Of course that’s not all. We’ve also got a review of cop comedy The Other Guys on Blu-ray, a look at the making of Medal Of Honor’s online mode with the boys from EA DICE, a round-up of the latest comics on the PSP Store and a sit-down with one of the nicest, chattiest industry guys we’ve had the pleasure of meeting, Jim Boone from Red Faction: Armageddon developer Volition. Plus there’s a review of PSN blaster Alien Breed 2: Assault, and screenshot galleries featuring Brink, Homefront, the rebooted Tomb Raider and Silent Hill: Downpour.

As ever, all of this is just 99p, or less if you buy a 12 week subscription for £8.99.

We’d also like to remind you that you can stay in touch with all things FirstPlay by following us on Twitter at @firstplay_uk and on our Facebook page: FirstPlay (official). We also have a YouTube channel up and running.And don’t forget you can sign up for the FirstPlay newsletter here to have regular news and content updates delivered directly to your inbox.

The FirstPlay team would love to hear from the PS3 community so if you’ve got anything to share, from videos and grabs to suggestions for content feel free to get in touch.

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Posted on February 1st, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: FirstPlay: See the future of PS3. First. Episode 41

Marvel Vs Capcom 3: Fate Of Two Worlds, Bodycount, LittleBigPlanet 2, How To Train Your Dragon, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, Gran Turismo 5, Portal 2, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

Episode 41 of FirstPlay, on the Store this Wednesday, is armed with an exclusive set of Landit Bandit-themed avatars – download the ep if you fancy giving yourself a PSN makeover!

Aside from that we’ve got our first hands-on preview with Marvel Vs Capcom 3: Fate Of Two Worlds. We’re also going hands-on with Codemasters’ upcoming shooter Bodycount, going behind the scenes to talk to the developers, and best of all, reviewing huge create ‘em up sequel LittleBigPlanet 2.

And that’s not all by a long shot. We’ve also got a Blu-ray review of the awesome How To Train Your Dragon, an online review of the tyre-shredding Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, and a personal take on the seductiveness of Gran Turismo 5 from our Sunday driver and soon-to-be-moving-on editor-in-chief Tim Clark. We also filter through the latest downloadable movies and PSP minis, and peer super-close at another batch of screenshot galleries, this week including Portal 2 and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

As always this comes for just 99p, or you can buy a 12 week subscription for £8.99 and get it for even less.

We’d also like to remind you that you can stay in touch with all things FirstPlay by following us on Twitter at @firstplay_uk and on our Facebook page: FirstPlay (official). We also have a YouTube channel up and running.And don’t forget you can sign up for the FirstPlay newsletter here to have regular news and content updates delivered directly to your inbox.

The FirstPlay team would love to hear from the PS3 community so if you’ve got anything to share, from videos and grabs to suggestions for content feel free to get in touch.

This blog is updated regularly each day with the latest Free PlayStation news and games reviews.

Posted on January 19th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: FirstPlay: See the future of PS3. First. Episode 39

Game of the Year, Final fantasy XIV, LA Noire, Fight Night Champion, El Shaddai: Ascension Of The Metatron.

Episode 39 of FirstPlay hits the Store this Wednesday, and this week we’ve got the results of our 2010 Game Of The Year – as voted for by the readers of Official PlayStation Magazine – and a massive look at the titles that will be giving shape and meaning to 2011. That’s on top of an in-depth look at Bulletstorm and a review of Scott Pilgrim Vs The World on Blu-ray.

And there’s loads more. Like an interview with the developers of Final Fantasy XIV, a guide to the best way of spending £50 on the PlayStation Network, and reviews of some of the latest downloadable games. And a fresh batch of screenshot galleries, including LA Noire, Fight Night Champion and the properly mental El Shaddai: Ascension Of The Metatron.

As always this comes for just 99p, or you can buy a 12 week subscription for £8.99 and get it for even less.

We’d also like to remind you that you can stay in touch with all things FirstPlay by following us on Twitter at @firstplay_uk and on our Facebook page: FirstPlay (official). We also have a YouTube channel up and running. And don’t forget you can sign up for the FirstPlay newsletter here to have regular news and content updates delivered directly to your inbox.

The FirstPlay team would love to hear from the PS3 community so if you’ve got anything to share, from videos and grabs to suggestions for content feel free to get in touch.

This blog is updated frequently every day with the very latest Free Slim PS3 news and hardware reviews.

Posted on January 5th, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: FirstPlay: See the future of PS3. First. Episode 35

Def Jam Rapstar, Rock Band 3, DJ Hero 2, PDC World Championship Darts, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Killzone 3, God of War: Ghots of Sparta, inFamous 2, No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise.

This week 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 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 and 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 and talk to developer Ready At Dawn about the making of God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta. Plus we’ve got our regular screenshot galleries, which this week include the latest on inFamous 2 and No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise.  As always this comes for just 99p, or even less if you buy a 12 week subscription for £8.99. Go on…

We’d also like to remind you that you can stay in touch with all things FirstPlay by following us on Twitter at @firstplay_uk and on our Facebook page: FirstPlay (official). We also have a YouTube channel up and running. And don’t forget you can sign up for the FirstPlay newsletter here to have regular news and content updates delivered directly to your inbox.

The FirstPlay team would love to hear from the PS3 community so if you’ve got anything to share, from videos and grabs to suggestions for content feel free to get in touch.

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Posted on December 2nd, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 Slim news: FirstPlay: See the future of PS3. First. Episode 31

Def Jam Rapstar, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Bioshock Infinite, DJ Hero 2, DeathSpank: Thongs Of Virtue, Vanquish, Front: Mission Evolved, Tumble,

This week on FirstPlay we’ve got a positively thumping HD review of new SingStar rival Def Jam Rapstar (which, despite our best efforts, they decided not to call BlingStar). We’ve also got a preview of sleek smash ‘em Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, and we zoom in for an extra close-up look at what we can expect from Bioshock Infinite when it’s finally released in 2012.

And there’s loads more! We’ve also got tips from the DJ Hero 2 team on how to spin your opponents into the ground in the game’s competitive mode, a personal take from editor-in-chief Tim Clark on his addiction to PES 2011’s Become A Legend mode, plus reviews of DeathSpank: Thongs Of Virtue, Vanquish, Front: Mission Evolved and Tumble.

Last but not least we have our screenshot galleries, which is where we tend to put our weirdest jokes and where this week you’ll find Twisted Metal, Alice: Madness Returns, El Shaddai: Ascension Of The Metatron and Mindjack.

All of this can be yours for just 99p, or even less if you buy an £8.99 subscription to FirstPlay for 12 weeks.

We’d also like to remind you that you can stay in touch with all things FirstPlay by following us on Twitter at @firstplay_uk and on our Facebook page: FirstPlay (official). We also have a YouTube channel up and running. And don’t forget you can sign up for the FirstPlay newsletter here to have regular news and content updates delivered directly to your inbox.

The FirstPlay team would love to hear from the PS3 community so if you’ve got anything to share, from videos and grabs to suggestions for content feel free to get in touch.

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Posted on November 4th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: FirstPlay: See the future of PS3. First. Episode 25

Dead Rising II. Kung Fu Rider, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Alien Breed: Imapct, LittleBigPlanet, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Dragon Age II, Costume Quest, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Episode 25 of FirstPlay will be on the Store this Wednesday and 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.

All this for just 99p per episode, and don’t forget you can subscribe for 12 weeks for just £8.99, making your weekly fix of HD gaming even cheaper.

We’d also like to remind you that you can stay in touch with all things FirstPlay by following us on Twitter at @firstplay_uk and on our Facebook page. We also have a YouTube channel up and running. And don’t forget you can sign up for the FirstPlay newsletter here to have regular news and content updates delivered directly to your inbox.

Our blog is updated frequently per day with the latest Free PS3 news.

Posted on September 24th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

Slim PS3 news: FirstPlay: See the future of PS3. First.Episode 24

Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, KickAss, FIFA 11, Shank, ModNation Racers, The Forced Unleashed II, Ace Combat: Assult Horizons

Episode 24 of FirstPlay 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 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 in 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 not ours) Ace Combat: Assault Horizons.

Which, for just 99p, gets you over half an hour’s HD game coverage and a pretty picture of a plane for your XMB. And if you subscribe it’s even cheaper –  around 75p an episode if you take out a 90-day subscription for £8.99.

We’d also like to remind you that you can stay in touch with all things FirstPlay by following us on Twitter at @firstplay_uk and on our Facebook page. We also have a YouTube channel up and running. And don’t forget you can sign up for the FirstPlay newsletter here to have regular news and content updates delivered directly to your inbox.

The FirstPlay team would love to hear from the PS3 community so if you’ve got anything to share, from videos and grabs to suggestions for content feel free to get in touch.

Our blog is updated regularly each day with the very latest Free PlayStation 3 news.

Posted on September 15th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 Slim news: FirstPlay: See the future of PS3. First- Episode 23

Start The Party!, Sports Champions, Clash of the Titans, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Dead Space 2, Street Fighter X Tekken.

In episode 23 of FirstPlay, which will be on the Store this Wednesday, we’re giving away an exclusive Landit Bandit dynamic theme. We’ve also got a preview of new Bond blockbuster Blood Stone 007, and the first of our PlayStation Move reviews, as we pass our critical eye over Start The Party and Sports Champions.

On top of that we’ve got reviews of Clash Of The Titans on Blu-ray and old-school PSN arcader Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, plus a round-up of the latest PS3 downloadable movies, another batch of Skate bails, and editor-in-chief Tim Clark’s take on the end of Red Dead Redemption.

On top of all that we’ve got our screenshot galleries, which this week take in space zombies with Dead Space 2, desert zombies with Rage, cross-franchise face-flattening with Street Fighter X Tekken, and damsel-escorting with Knights Contract.

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.

We’d also like to remind you that you can stay in touch with all things FirstPlay by following us on Twitter and on our Facebook page: FirstPlay (official). We also have a YouTube channel up and running. And don’t forget you can sign up for the FirstPlay newsletter here to have regular news and content updates delivered directly to your inbox.

The FirstPlay team would love to hear from the PS3 community so if you’ve got anything to share, from videos and grabs to suggestions for content feel free to get in touch.

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Posted on September 7th, 2010 by  |  No Comments »