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FirstPlay Thursday – Week 39

Submitted by on Thursday, 6 January 2011No Comment

FirstPlay wish us all a Happy New Year with a feature on OPM readers’ Game of the Year 2010, and a look ahead at the biggest games of 2011. There are also reviews of Castle Crashers and Dead Nation, and previews of Bulletstorm and Final Fantasy XIV.

You’ll also find out what the Best Way to Spend £50 on PSN is, a Blu-Ray review of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and screenshot galleries of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, Fight Night Champion, L.A. Noire and Mindjack, as well as a couple more free avatars.

As always, this episode can be purchased for 99p, or you can save some money by taking out a 90-day subscription for £8.99.

Download size of Episode 38 = 1366MB

The complete contents of this week’s episode are as follows:

HD Reviews and Previews

Bulletstorm preview – FirstPlay catch up with Adrian Chmielvarz, Creative Director at People Can Fly

2011 preview – our wallets are crying after watching this

Game of the Year 2010 – we wonder what came first… place your bets now!

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Blu-Ray review – despite a few bad gags, it’s still awesome – 8/10

Network Highlights

PSN Games Reviews Round-up – a look at some recent PSN releases

  • Castle Crashers – charming, funny, and chaotic fun – 8/10
  • Dead Nation – successfully revitalises the zombie shooter genre – 8/10
  • Blacklight: Tango Down – nothing innovative, but great value – 6/10

Final Fantasy XIV Online preview – Square Enix’s Hiromichi Tanka and Sage Sundi chat to FirstPlay about their upcoming MMO

The Best Way to Spend £50 on PSN – been given a £50 PSN card for Christmas? FirstPlay give their suggestions on how to spend it

Introduction to Lovefilm – FirstPlay talks us through how Lovefilm works on PS3

Screenshot Galleries

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron – looking pretty good for a game based on the Book of Enoch

Fight Night Champion – bringing boxing back

L.A. Noire – undoubtedly a strong contender for 2011’s game of the year

Mindjack – Mindjack comes out on the same day as LittleBigPlanet 2 and Mass Effect 2 – all we can say is “good luck!”

Featured Downloads

  • FirstPlay OPM 50 Covers Dynamic Theme (returning from episode 38)
  • FirstPlay Landit Bandit Cannibal Avatar
  • FirstPlay Landit Bandit Male Avatar

Next Week

  • Dead Space 2

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