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PlayStation Official Magazine UK Issue 52

Hello internet,

It’s that time of the month again when a new issue of Official PlayStation Magazine UK hits the shelves. So I’m taking a welcome break from grinding through a particularly nasty level-wall in Fallout New Vegas to let you know what we’ve got for you.

PlayStation Official Magazine UK Issue 52

First up is an exclusive look at Homefront. We’ve been to see the developer and had a play on what’s shaping up to be a very confrontational shooter. This Korea-invades-USA FPS is playing the ‘horrors of war’ card hard by looking at the Geneva Convention and making sure it breaks most of the rules. It’s full of shocking images and nasty stuff that marks it out from Genero War IV (which, you know, was good but not a patch on III)

PlayStation Official Magazine UK Issue 52

More cheery news is that we’ve had one of our top driving experts playing Gran Turismo 5. So if you have any questions you want answered about the final arrival of Sony’s flagship driving sim then this should do it.

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We’ve also been playing inFamous 2. We spent a day getting heroic in New Marais, saving people and electrocuting monsters. Christ, it’s good. As well as getting hands on we’ve spoken to director Nate Fox, lead designer Darren Bridges and communications director Ken Schramm. You won’t find more info on the superhero-sequel anywhere else.

PlayStation Official Magazine UK Issue 52

And, to make sure you have the best blu-ray collection possible, we’ve rounded up The Movies That Shaped Modern Gaming. 25 films that influenced what you play today. From Enter The Dragon to Starship Troopers. These are the flicks that have influenced PlayStation more than any other.

PlayStation Official Magazine UK Issue 52

And, throughout the mag, there’s plenty of stuff to keep you interested. Like our test of the latest 3D TVs – three writers take a different model home and live the three dimensional dream. Plus there’s a competition that gives you the chance to win a 3D TV, a PS3 and a Move starter pack. Admit it: you want that. Then there are previews of games like Test Drive Unlimited 2 and Operation Flashpoint Red River, your thoughts on the Killzone 3 beta and reviews including Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and Rock Band 3.

That’s all on sale now for £5.99 with a playable demo disk. Or you can save up 50% if you subscribe.

And if you want to tell us anything, call us names or say want you want in the mag, then drop us a line on Twitter @OPM_UK, email OPM@Futurenet.com or get involved with our Facebook group.

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To bad this won’t hit the shelfes in Norway for a week or two. But then again, I have to buy the last issue :P It’s a great magazine. Keep up the good work :)

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Glad you like it. Worth the wait then?

Thanks Leon; I am looking forward to the “The Movies That Shaped Modern Gaming” feature.

I’m also enjoying going back through all your & your colleagues’ Podcasts: [ http://opmpodcast.wordpress.com ].

PS. “…rate Rachel’s chances of appearing in Playboy”… I’d give her one.

BFN,

fp.

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The Movies feature is excellent this month. Great fun to put together and a great read. There’s also an excellent companion piece on the way in Firstplay on PSN where we sit down and talk about each film. It’ll be out just before Christmas in episodes 38 and 39.

Stone Roses quote = win.

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I got the issue on the right delivered, do I get the left one too?

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Yes, the left is the protective wallet the mag goes to the shops in but not to subscribers.

@4 left = plastic outer cover; left = magazine cover?

^^ obviously I meant “right = magazine cover”. >_<

@ 4&5, yes the left was the outer plastic wrap and the other is the physical magazine cover :)

Why didn’t you give GT5 a score?

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We had code quite early, before the servers were ready so we couldn’t play it online. Obviously that’s a big part of the game so we held off scoring it as a result.

Its funny you say you held off reviewing GT5 when you review loads of other games without touching the online features… bit of a cop out m8

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With most games we receive code well before they are released, making it hard to review the online portion. With GT5 we felt the new online functionality was important enough to hold back a review till we could sample the game in it’s entirety.

Yes, it is worth the wait :) Have a lot of the magazine around the house.

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Won a years subscription of OPM last month in a competition on Official PlayStation Community forum. I look forward to getting my issue soon :)

I’m not buying OPM for a few months after the Black Ops “verdict”, I hope you’ve learned from all the negative feedback you got for that glorified preview and won’t pull anymore sales stunts in the future. I used to really respect OPM for avoiding things like that.

could u tell us what’s on the demo disk please?

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FIFA 11, MySims Skyheroes, Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow, Fists Of The North Star: Ken’s Rage, NBA 2KLL, Enslaved: Odyssey To The West, Planet Minigolf, Modnation Racers, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (Move), Space Invaders: Infinity Gene, Skate 3, Split/Second Velocity and Kane & Lynch 2.

sweet thanks

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FINNALY, somthing about infamous 2, been waiting for me

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*this for a long time

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Are those Demo’s already on PSN?

I will get it tomorrow;)

How did COD:BO get such a high score with all the current issues on the PS3? Not being sarcastic, i really am wondering about this.

I’m in tears, after playing GT5 6-7 hours straight today I started playing online and of course GT5 freezes, after 20+ minutes I just have to turn of my PS3. After I boot it up and start GT5 again the save file is gone, all my hard work and playtime of 15-16 hours total is gone!!

I’m crying blood.

Hehe… “The Truth About Gran Turismo 5” …from the OFFICIAL PlayStation magazine! Yeah, right :D

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great magazine and a fantastic game, but there’s no way in hell that an unbiased article about a game published by SCE is going to make it to print, let alone a game as big as GT5.

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Why not? Future aren’t subsidised by Sony so the OPM team can print as much bile as they want. It’s only THEIR opinions, after all, and in the grand scheme of things that counts for very little, if anything at all. Same token applies to Farceplay.

Can’t wait for inFAMOUS 2

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@SpiderMike_X

They could have their status of ‘official’ removed. They could stop having really an advertising block on this forum. I can think of a few reasons why biting the hand that feeds you might not be the best idea.

twistedintoform 29 November, 2010 @ 14:20
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>> We had code quite early, before the servers were ready so we
>> couldn’t play it online. Obviously that’s a big part of the
>> game so we held off scoring it as a result.

funny how that didn’t stop there being a review and score for black ops, eh? being in an activision controlled environment is not quite the same thing as really playing it online. then again, i am almost certain that an xbox copy of the game was used, otherwise your reviewer must have been blind to miss the framerate issues and abysmal looking textures on the PS3 version. and if the forums are anything to go by, it’s not just me having all the ‘fun’ of constant host migration failure, transmission errors, connection interruptions, screen freezing, and a party system that fails every time..

GT5 has a substantial offline portion that many people may never race online – CoD:BO is a 5-hour campaign with little replay value, so its mulitiplayer is far more essential to its package.

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