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MAG Public Beta Invites Sent Out

Some lucky gamers have received the first wave of beta invites for Sony’s new online multiplayer game MAG. The following was posted on Joystiq when they received an invite:

According to the beta enrollment page, Sony “will be adding people in waves.” If you don’t see an invite in your inbox right now, don’t worry: you may be invited later. “If you do not receive an invite for the first wave you may still be invited in a following MAG Public Beta wave.”

Sony has already conducted a closed beta for MAG for over a month. The expansion of the beta to the public gives us hope that maybe — just maybe — we’ll be able to see MAG‘s 256-player online battles hitting the PS3 sooner rather than later.

VIA: Joystiq


August 12, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation 3, PSN, Sony | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Multiplayer Beta detailed for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Looking for a way to get into the multiplayer beta for Uncharted 2? Well heres you chance… Purchase one of the first copies of inFamous, Sucker Punch’s new open-world action adventure, and receive a code for access into the Uncharted 2 Multiplayer Beta.

PLAYSTATION(R)3 Computer Entertainment System Exclusive UNCHARTED 2: Among
Thieves(TM) Expands Gameplay by Introducing Online Multiplayer Features to Franchise

Featuring Five-Versus-Five Player Matches Competitively, and Up To Three Player
Cooperative Modes; Franchise Adds Hours of Replayability

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment America
today announced that UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, exclusively for the
PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) system, will introduce online competitive and
cooperative multiplayer modes to the franchise. Developed by premier PS3 software
developer Naughty Dog Inc., UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, the highly-anticipated
follow up to UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune™, will feature up to 10 players
in 5-versus-5 competitive gameplay. Cooperative multiplayer modes allow up-to-3
players to progress through a variety of environments by working together to
accomplish set objectives. Utilizing a robust party system, groups of players will
remain together in ranked and custom matches while earning currency, which used in
combination with currency earned in single player missions, will unlock additional
content and upgrades.

Presented with multiple modes of competitive gameplay, players battle in ranked
matches that include Death Match and Plunder, a unique style of multiplayer
competition that encourages team work to transport a treasure over dynamic terrain
such as ledges and obstacles. Plunder brings truly vertical game play to traditional
multiplayer modes. With maps based on environments from the single player campaign,
players are taken from the nighttime streets of a war torn city to a Nepalese
village and have the ability to create custom games allowing them to play any type
of game on any map.

“Adding a multiplayer aspect to the UNCHARTED franchise is a significant step
in the replayability of the game,” said Christophe Balestra, co president
Naughty Dog. “UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves will be the most impressive and
ambitious game that Naughty Dog has done and we are thrilled to let our fans
experience it this fall.”

SCEA is planning a consumer BETA program for UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves beginning
June 3 through June 28. Consumers who purchase one of the first copies of inFAMOUS,
the open world superhero action adventure from Sucker Punch Productions launching
May 26, have the opportunity to be among the first to test the multiplayer modes of
UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves via an access key packed in the box.

UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves is the story of Nathan Drake, a fortune-hunter with a
shady reputation and an even shadier past who is lured back into the treacherous
world of thieves and mercenary treasure-seekers. The tenth game by premier PS3
software developer Naughty Dog, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves allows players to take
control of Drake and embark on a journey that will push him to his physical,
emotional and intellectual limits to discover the real truth behind the lost fleet
of Marco Polo and the legendary Himalayan valley of Shambhala.


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April 27, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation 3, PSN | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment