FirstPlay Episode 42: Dead Space 2 and Mass Effect 2 verdicts

New FirstPlay episode incoming - let the FirstPlay team tell you all about it...

Before we get started with the regular content list, let me offer you a welcoming gift in the shape of another two PSN avatars, this time to tie in with ace PSN viking ‘em up Swords & Soldiers and both free with this week’s episode of FirstPlay.

Speaking of which, episode 42 of FirstPlay will be on the Store this Wednesday, and it’s a cracker, with two huge sci-fi sequel reviews as we deliver verdicts on Dead Space 2 and Mass Effect 2, an expert guide to tuning your car in Gran Turismo 5, and a review of tie-in animation Dead Space: Aftermath.

We also sit down for a chat with Kaos Studios, the team behind upcoming shooter Homefront, check out some of the latest titles to appear on the PlayStation Store, and review PS Eye scrapper Kung-Fu Live. On top of all that we’ve got new screenshots from Resistance 3, Red Faction: Armageddon, Bodycount and more.

So that’s free stuff, two of the biggest games on PS3 this year, behind the scenes access, movie reviews and a round-up of the PSN, all for just 99p, or even 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 at And don’t forget you can sign up for the FirstPlay newsletter at 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.

January 25, 2010