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Interactive Show, FirstPlay, Announced For PSN In UK

The PlayStation Network will soon get another unique piece of content, freshly announced today.

As reported by CVG, the Official PlayStation Magazine will launch a weekly high-definition interactive show on the PSN, called "FirstPlay." Providing users with a mixture of TV and online features, this show will offer reviews, previews, Featured Downloads, highlights, screenshots and more, produced by the OPM team and TV experts from Sky and the BBC. There's a preview video through the link above and the show will be on the PSN every Thursday (typical day for updates) and cost either 99p per viewing or £8.99 for a three month subscription. Said SCE UK boss Ray Maguire:

"As PlayStation 3 moves the gaming experience to a more social and competitive online environment through the PlayStation Network, so it becomes critical that we're offering gamers the very best content and services through this channel.

FirstPlay is a great example of this. Future has an outstanding track record in producing content for gamers that is informed, impartial, relevant and with the right production values, so we see them as a natural partner to work with as we move to on-console media development."

FirstPlay will debut in the UK this spring and then come to other European and PAL territories later in the year. There's no evidence of it coming to North America at this time, but if you wish, feel free to visit the official website. See? Gamers across the pond can get some seriously cool stuff, too.

2/15/2010 12:29:26 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (37 posts)

Danny007
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 12:41:36 PM
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So is this the big announcement we were all anticipated for?

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inkme101
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 12:46:00 PM
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OH MY GOD!!! this is so amazing! (sarcasm)

what a BIG announcement

FAIL

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main_event05
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 12:54:40 PM

Epic Fail

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SmokeyPSD
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 12:48:10 PM
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This seriously did not deserve an announcement of an announcement bs. MGS maybe, this no.

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MyWorstNightmar
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 12:53:30 PM
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Can't wait for their next announcement.

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Mysterio Spyder
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 1:16:43 PM
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another update let down. I seriously need to stop getting my hopes up for this crap. Wasn't this labled "WORLD EXCLUSIVE PS3 ANNOUNCMENT"? But it's only in the UK? um, alrighty.

I hope update 3.20 will have more USEFULL features to it than 3D gaming. I and alot of others I know don't care about 3D gaming, and aren't gonna jump on a 3D tv. Same goes with this "arc" gadget. Personally to me motion controls = FAIL.

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Cavan
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 2:42:39 PM

i did assume it was going to be somthing for the uk only, as the announcement did say that it would be at 6pm BTS now no announcements do they give in british time, unless its for britain. looks half decent if you can get into beta's and stuff

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Alienange
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 1:35:22 PM
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This announcement is ok. Although I much prefer the announcement from Amazon about the release of WHITE DS3s on February 23!

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inkme101
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 3:37:25 PM

i just saw a whole bunch of white ds3's in a walmart on the shelf

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Alienange
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 6:38:23 PM

Nice!

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blitz30952
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 1:39:55 PM
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Is it April fools already?.. lol

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lupus
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 2:10:29 PM
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so g4y - *world* exclusive i bet it will only be availble for UK anyway - i almost buy a 360 now for that annoucement.

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Alienange
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 2:39:14 PM

That's a good bet you made considering THAT'S WHAT THE ARTICLE SAYS.

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lupus
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 2:47:58 PM

I was so p'ssed of i didnt read the whole article lol. and im still p'ssed off!

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 2:14:53 PM
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So THIS is it? WTF???

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sniperflash
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 2:21:48 PM
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it seems kinda cool cause i love the mag but sounds like it aint gonna make it to the states

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faraga
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 2:25:25 PM
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Is this the big announcement? Letdown. :(

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tdinc1
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 2:57:10 PM
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This was the Big Announcement? not a letdown faraga....a HUGE FAIL....


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R3ZR
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 3:03:15 PM
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SOME BIG ANNOUNCEMENT THIS WAS! FAIL! lol i mean they could have just announced this like normal news, and not make all of us gamers across the world anticipate something and then get let down.... EPIC FAIL!

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THE NTMIDTR
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 3:15:32 PM
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Fail It!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 3:20:49 PM
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el stupido

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Naztycuts
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 3:38:03 PM
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That's why I don't go to "hypetrain" gamer sites when they say World Exclusive PS3 Announcement it's never a big deal especially when you consider whom the information is exclusive to, if Sony had a World Announcement truly pertaining to EVERYONE they'd post it on THEIR site I would think. IDK why I thought they were announcing their Premium Service to that site.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 4:23:07 PM

that's what I said too, they wouldn't give it to some nobody.

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frostface
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 3:59:07 PM
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'Future has an outstanding track record in producing content for gamers that is informed, impartial, relevant and with the right production values'

So how's that gonna work out? They're hardly gonna tell ya when a game is rubbish. They're trying to sell the games, so their idea of impartial may differ from someone who hasn't got something to gain by telling it as it really is. Don't think I'd be relying on this service other than to see some gameplay or hear some future game news. Other than that I'm getting my reviews from this impartial site right here.

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Kai200X
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 4:05:00 PM
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I can't believe this is so call GamesRadar's "world exclusive" big annoucement. I was hoping for something bigger. Oh well.

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tlpn99
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 5:10:27 PM
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Where getting the what now ? What is this ? lol I come here for my news updates and video downloads previews and reviews. I love the way Ben, Arnold and John write about stuff. Been coming here since 2006 possibly earlier im not gonna go for some new fangled thing.

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rezenu
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 5:39:51 PM
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I thought this was a new game. -__-

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Gone
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 6:02:48 PM
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I have a big announcement to make.
I was wrong about the God of War III Blood Red with Kratos logo 250Gb bundle.

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Alienange
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 6:40:17 PM

Damn. And I was so hyped up too...

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Qubex
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 6:49:51 PM
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"That is just wrong man..."

Q!

"The Wizard left Oz"

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Dancemachine55
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 7:36:11 PM
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Not what I had in mind when Sony planned a big announcement.

But is this really the big announcement? Or is this just something Ben dug up recently?

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Superman915
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 8:03:06 PM
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what a crappy surprise. dammit sony just keep your mouth shut next time and say it.

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BikerSaint
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 9:13:52 PM
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If this WAS the BIG announcement, then....

"Fizzle to the power of letdown"

And then they need to be whacked on the back of their heads with Granma's stick.
With A BrOOM STICK!

Last edited by BikerSaint on 2/15/2010 9:17:29 PM

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Brklynty1
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 11:30:15 PM
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I woke up this morning and ran to my CPU and googled PS3 News. As soon as I scroll down I see something like "Future and SCEE unveil FirstPlay". So I just sit there for another 10 seconds and go "Wow". Like What the bloody hell?!(I'm not british btw born in NY XD) what is this?! This is insane. Its not kosher! Its down right ludicrous! No....I take those things back. This isn't insane or ludicrous. This is just a great big pile of WTF! What the hell does "World Exclusive" mean to you gents down there?! So let me guess, your gonna enjoy your new FirstPlay episode while eating "Crepes" and passing the "Greu Puupon" to each other while drinking tea out of your easy bake oven size cups with your pinkies in the air talking like; "I say Rogers, this FirstPlay that Sony has invented is very intriguing to the most. It just swells your jingletons, doesn't it?" "Ah yes Smithion, I must commend you on your analysis. It just bumps your duncherions I say."


FAIL!


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___________
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 1:55:53 AM
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sigh!
if i had a nickle for every millionth time the US or UK got something before AU i would be rich enough to buy both $ony, M$, and nintendo 50 times over!
im REALLY! starting to get sick of this region exclusive BS!
its not bad enough we have to wait longer for the content.
its STILL not bad enough we have to pay double.
its STILL not bad enough we miss out on certain things all together.
AU video PSN store anyone?
was suppose to be out in January.
...................... STILL WAITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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lupus
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 8:36:44 AM

lol im happy after i not live in aus then lol

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faraga
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 2:07:51 PM
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Wow somebody has been bored and has been thumbing everyone down.

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