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FirstPlay Friday – week three

Submitted by on Friday, 23 April 20105 Comments

Well it’s finally here.  We’ve waited, gone through BETA tests and waited some more – now FirstPlay is upon us.

But is it worth your money?

Well that is where PS3 Attitude comes in.  Over the course of the next few weeks we will be doing a weekly rundown of the latest FirstPlay episode – so you can decide if it’s something that takes your fancy.

It will also give you the chance to see how the brand evolves over time as the FirstPlay team hit their stride.

For those who don’t know, FirstPlay is essentially an interactive magazine.  HD video previews and reviews are standard fare, as well as PSN and PlayStation Minis rundowns, lashings of upcoming games screenshots and of course, a downloadable treat or two – with voice over’s done by comedienne Lucy Porter.

You can buy a three month subscription for £8.99, or alternatively you can buy a single episode for 99p.

Each episode is broken down into several segments featuring various games/films – which we will cover here.

Featured Downloads

This week’s downloads are;

  • FirstPlay PS3 theme
  • Exclusive FirstPlay parachute for Just Cause 2

Slightly disappointing this week bearing in mind last week’s free game.

Network Highlights

Online Shooter Round-up –

A brief rundown of the online parts of some of the latest games;

  • Bioshock 2
  • Alien Vs Predator
  • Battlefield Bad Company 2

PS One Classics –

A look at some of the better PS One Classics you can download – oh the low-res graphics!  They burn our eyes!

  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Bishi Bashi Special

PSP Comics –

A useful feature showing us what’s hot in the world of PSP Comics.

  • Iron Man
  • Weekly World News 1
  • Transformers
  • Marvels
  • Locke & Key

Video Store Round-up –

  • Surrogate – what a cool looking film!
  • Fantastic Mr Fox
  • Harry Brown
  • The Informant – chubby Matt Damon = lolz!
  • Saw VI – should be called ‘Sigh VI’

HD Reviews and Previews

  • 2010 FIFA World Cup review – it’s FIFA, it’s the World Cup, it’s going to sell like proverbial baked goods!
  • Mafia II preview – more than just old world GTA.
  • Blur preview – smart of the FirstPlay team to show this as well as Split/Second: Velocity, it gives us a good comparison.  Looking like Mario Kart with a Ford Focus RS.
  • The Box Blu-ray review – how a film can look so good and so bad at the same time is beyond us.

Screenshot Galleries

This week’s tasty gaming morsels are;

  • Dead Rising 2
  • Sonic 4 (squeal!)
  • L.A Noire
  • The Last Guardian (swoon!)
  • UFC Undisputed 2010

Next Week

Gran Turismo 5 (for real??), the PlayStation Move and Alpha Protocol.