Sony Associate Editor Nathan Ditum has shared a preview of FirstPlay Episode 17 today, which hits the PlayStation 3 and PSP this Wednesday- July 28, 2010.

To quote: Episode 17 of FirstPlay will be going live on the Store from Wednesday, and this week we lead off with a fantastically sharp HD preview of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.

Alongside that we've also got a feature on 3D on PS3, including an interview with Sony UK boss Ray Maguire, a reviews round-up including Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and Toy Story 3, and a review of claustrophobic thriller Exam on Blu-ray. Because we're nice like that.

In this week's PlayStation Network Highlights we take a look at downloadable games Hamsterball and Fret Nice in our Best Of PSN video, and we preview the multiplayer modes of some upcoming triple-A titles, including Call Of Duty: Black Ops, Medal Of Honor and Gran Turismo 5.

We've also got a round-up of the best minis, and a new section called Personal in which members of the FirstPlay team and occasional guests will be talking us through some of their most memorable gaming experiences. This week it's some handsome scoundrel called Nathan, talking about playing Heavy Rain as a (permanently frantic) father. Be nice.

Lastly we've got our screenshot galleries, which this week include new Konami actioner NeverDead, American invasion shooter HomeFront and blockbusting sequel inFAMOUS 2. Oh, and Middle Earth RPG Lord Of The Rings: War In The North, which we like because it's the only one that's spelt properly.

All of this comes at our regular price of 99p per episode, which falls to less than 75p if you take out a 90-day subscription for 8.99. See the Future of PS3. First.

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