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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

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – New Gold Rush Co-Op Mode and Gameplay Trailer

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In the video, originally posted on The PlayStation Blog, the Naughty Dog representative shows himself playing Gold Rush, which is being shown at the San Diego Comic-Con for the first time anywhere. In Gold Rush, the object is to grab the little treasure statue in the map and deliver it to the treasure chest. Sounds easy right? Well only if you can beat the enemies trying to impede your progress of delivering the statue that is.

The player grabs the statue with one hand, while using a pistol with the other. In the video, the player is swarmed by enemies and an enemy helicopter trying to get the treasure back. The representative then gets into a fight and signals for help using his voice, showing that it is hard to complete the delivery without the use of teamwork. That is the object of Co-Op right?

When the player carrying the gold gets shot by enemies, he drops the gold in place of where he was shot. Players go down and are forced to wait for revival from a teammate if their health goes all the way down. Once the representative reaches the treasure site, another player is forced to throw the gold onto the building above, while the representative climbs up to receive it since the treasure chest is located on top. You would think the round would be over when the gold touches the chest, but players must kill the “leftover” enemies who were not killed in the delivery process.

Gold Rush features an unspecified amount of rounds, in which when the player progress through each one, the gold location and difficulty differs. When player goes down, they are only out for the current round, and will rejoin teammates in the next round as long as there is one.

Exclusive to the San Diego Comic-Con, interested gamers can play Gold Rush and pick up a voucher for a new skin in the Uncharted 2 multiplayer mode, which will be based on the original Uncharted character Navarro. So if you are in the area, make sure you stop in to play!

VIA: The PlayStation Blog

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July 23, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation 3, Trailer, Videos | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ModNation Racers: Official Trailer

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After seeing the first gameplay for ModNation Racers at E3 2009, the community-based racer has its own official trailer. Sony Computer Entertainments new LittleBigPlanet-type racing game combine’s user created tracks and endless fun with friends to create the ultimate racing experience for the whole family.

For gameplay, ModNation Racers is like any other kart-racing game such as Mario Kart. The creation tools are easy, allowing users to construct their own tracks and the surrounding area. Players can add houses, mountains, trees, and even water, creating a good background for the mood the creator wants to create for the track.

Sony has this to say about their upcoming racer:

“Vinyl art & collector toys were an inspiration for us as we set out to create a game about creativity and self expression. It was in this spirit of creativity that we developed our character, kart and track editors. We wanted to give the user the ability to make whatever they wanted, but do so in a way that felt like playing and not working. For example, you just drive and the track is created behind you, so it’s intuitive and fun.”

ModNation Racers is set to hit the Playstation 3 in 2010.

July 18, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation 3, PSN, Sony, Trailer | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Heavy Rain Screenshots

Here are some new screenshots for the upcoming game Heavy Rain by SCEA and Quantic Dream. Enjoy!


April 5, 2009 Posted by | Screenshot(s) | , , , , | Leave a comment