Uncharted 3 Multiplayer: What’s New?

19 04 2011

While many gamers were buzzing about the midnight releases of Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat on Monday, Playstation and Naughty Dog decided to drop a nice little tidbit post detailing the multiplayer beta for Uncharted 3.

The most prominent of the info given was the multiplayer trailer (below) which showed off both the Chateau and Airstrip maps planned for the game.

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All Points Bulletin to see new life in 2011

4 01 2011

The sadly disappointing open-world faction vs. faction title APB: All Points Bulletin may soon be reincarnated next month in the form of a closed beta for gamers to take another crack at.

The official Twitter page for APB: Reloaded announced that details on how gamers can apply for the closed beta will be released sometime this week, with the beta planned to occur in February. Read the rest of this entry »





Insight: Should betas be exclusive?

12 10 2010

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As is the case with most recent upcoming titles for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 games, betas are often the way a developer tests its game with the public and gets gamers talking.

The Assassin's Creed Brotherhood beta was recently made available to Playstation Plus users this month.

Much like a soft opening, a beta is a period in which gamers can play a (generally) multiplayer facet of a given game before the game is actually released. This is different from a demo in that the gamers actually are testing the software being put out, rather than just sampling the finished product. Betas are a way for developers to stress test servers, find any potential bugs in the game play, and overall get a feel for how well the game works with a large quantity of players.

These betas are often exclusive to certain gamers through pre-orders of a certain game, contests for beta keys, or being apart of a certain subscription service.

But should these betas be exclusive at all? Read the rest of this entry »