title says all really, is there anyway of playing F1/Motorstorm in particular with a US console and US version of the game? i have US/UK accounts but can not see english friends when trying to play these games.
Not yet with those games. The same is with Resistance, however they are releasing a patch where they will allow players to play anyone worldwide. Hopefully Evolution will do the same with Motorstorm at some point.
The trend at the moment seems to be first party are usually region locked to the version of the game you buy, and third party games let you play against players worldwide.