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FirstPlay Thursday – week six

Submitted by on Thursday, 13 May 20103 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 Kane and Lynch 2 theme
  • Just Cause 2 parachute – just for a change

There’s still not much here this week, but according to this post on the EU blog, the next four episodes will each include a free minis title.

Kane and Lynch 2 theme - it's unfortunate (or fortunate, depending on how you look at it) that the icons on the XMB always end up covering Kane's face

Network Highlights

How to create the perfect party in FFXIII – A look at how to make the most of Final Fantasy XIII’s Paradigm system and which characters to use in different situations

PSone Classics –

  • Metal Gear Solid
  • James Pond 2: Codename Robocod
  • Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors’ Dreams

Best of PSN –

  • Greed Corp
  • Zen Pinball: Earth Defense Table
  • Wakeboarding HD
  • This is Football Management (minis)
  • WipEout HD dynamic theme – with a promise of more dynamic themes to be included in future episodes

Video Store Round-up –

  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  • Zombieland
  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  • The Invention of Lying
  • Moon

HD Reviews and Previews

Lost Planet 2 review – mostly enjoyable, but far from perfect

3D Dot Game Heroes review – a charming but flawed homage to gaming nostalgia

Ninja Assassin Blu-ray review – good on action, poor on pretty much everything else

Metal Gear Solid: Peacewalker preview – the co-op integration is looking awesome

Screenshot Galleries

  • Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days
  • Spiderman: Shattered Memories
  • Madden NFL 11
  • R.U.S.E.

Next Week

Big tricks and crushed nuts in Skate 3