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#61 mr_woo

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 07:59 PM

We didn't get any beta codes with Uncharted 3 at all did we ? I don't remember that at all for Europe but the US got them. Like the look of this, if anything it reminds me a lot of Section 8.
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#62 dirk_beefhammer

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:36 AM

The public beta is only open for PS+ subscribers and private beta participants to begin with. Here's how it'll work as detailed on http://blog.eu.playstation.com/

Who gets in and when?
As we move forward we’ll invite more and more players into the mix.

  • January 18: All PlayStation Plus subscribers and all Private Beta participants (who haven’t erased their original Beta files)
  • February 1st: UNCHARTED 3 guys, you will receive an email on how to access the beta. In order to get this email you’ll have had to redeemed your Online Network Pass found inside the boxed copy and made sure you’ve opted into receiving marketing emails.
  • February 22: Everyone with a PlayStation Network account…in other words, everyone who wants in, gets in!


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#63 Epcotman

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:50 AM

I'm PS + and I still can't find the beta.
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#64 mr_woo

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:33 AM

The public beta is only open for PS+ subscribers and private beta participants to begin with. Here's how it'll work as detailed on http://blog.eu.playstation.com/



Where on earth is the option to opt in for marketing ? Need to take a look and try and find that option then.
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#65 Epcotman

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:37 PM

Beta is up on the store for plus subscribers!
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#66 Epcotman

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:08 PM

Hmmm it's seems OK. A bit scrappy really. There isn't much team work going on which works against the concept.
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#67 Harsin

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:32 AM

This is out soon. Anyone know if it has an online pass as I want to know whether to scrap it from my Lovefilm list or not.
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#68 Aimless

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:49 PM

Anyone know if it has an online pass as I want to know whether to scrap it from my Lovefilm list or not.

As with other Sony published titles, it does have an online pass. It's possible you'd still be able to play the co-op mode locally, but much like Battlefield 3 this is really about the multiplayer.

Seeing as the game's out this Friday I thought the thread deserved a bump. Whilst you'd be hard pressed to know the game existed — there wasn't so much as a place holder box in GAME earlier — I think people should be aware of its impending release even if Sony don't. As such here's the launch trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH_t_5PSBB0

Could do with some decent multiplayer footage, really, but I don't have any on hand; I was watching a good MLG stream last night, but there doesn't seem to be an archived version.

Speaking of multiplayer, it's been announced that all Starhawk map packs are going to be free. The community for its predecessor ended up pretty fractured due to the DLC packs, so it's good to know that won't be an issue this time around.

For those interested, the cheapest pre-order I've seen is HMV, using the code "Z1STARHAWK" to knock £5 off the price; you also get a pre-order DLC pack. The game is due to launch on PSN this Friday if you'd prefer, but I'll be surprised if a digital copy won't set you back more than a disc.
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#69 Epcotman

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:54 PM

Surprised people aren't more excited about it! Wasn't that keen on the beta but I still really want it! Must exude patience and not pay full price, though.
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#70 Harsin

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:27 PM

As with other Sony published titles, it does have an online pass. It's possible you'd still be able to play the co-op mode locally, but much like Battlefield 3 this is really about the multiplayer.


Bah, Sony don't really seem to get the concept, most publishers offer a trial period before locking you out, that way people can try the MP for a while and maybe they'll like it and go on to buy a new copy.
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#71 Epcotman

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:03 PM

This review is full of convincing hyperbole! Enough to be making me trade in a bunch of games on Amazon so I can day one it!

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#72 suzzopher

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:25 PM

Shopto have taken my money for this, should have it by Thursday. Such a big fan of Warhawk, I hope this lives up to that.
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#73 Epcotman

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:59 AM

You get the PSOne Warhawk for free when you redeem Starhawk's online pass.

http://www.shoptonew...rhawk-for-free/
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#74 Epcotman

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:01 AM

This is already sold out on Amazon, and I have Amazon credit to order it with! NoooooOOOo! I assume Amazon didn't get very many copies in. A worrying and surprising lack of interest in this.
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#75 Dave White

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:03 PM

going to give this a pop based on the reviews.

Verdicts later
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#76 Epcotman

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:21 PM

Yay finally someone else here that's interested in it! I should have it next week sometime.
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#77 macosx

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:24 PM

Never paid it any mind till I watched that video. Looks superb!
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#78 macosx

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 04:12 PM

Picked this up today although I found it hard to pick up a copy. Game hadn't got it in? PS3 or Xbox. The retail specialists?!
Really impressed with it. Slick as a buttery eel and looks gorgeous with a superb colour palette and super detailed environment.
Played a few hours of the single player campaign that effectively works as an extended tutorial introducing all the vehicles and kit you can call down into your game. Feels like Firefly westerny/sci-fi mixed with Borderlands in style. Motion comic mid mission interludes that are well done. All the controls are super honed which is what you would expect after Warhawk and the weapons feel meaty.

Played a few multiplayer games one being a Starhawk dogfight which brought back memories of Crimson Skies and a big team battle on a space station. Really cool dropping into the map in an escape pod then calling down base/weapon/vehicle elements down onto the game map like an RTS. The Halo style warthog controlled well and the Darth Maul speeder bike feels great zipping along the desert levels.
It's obvious there's a lot of work and detail gone into this and one of the most ambitious MP games I've played in a while.
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#79 Dave White

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:43 PM

Put this on last night and was really not fussed with the story or cut scenes. Was very underwhelmed with the enemies and the feeling that i had seen it all before and played it all before a million times was sinking in.

But there is something really rather great about it, as it reveals itself, its very 3d command and conquer and the single player is a great tutorial into the meat and potatoes of multiplayer, every level of the campaign offers you new building options, weapons, and defences.

Everything works really well, weapons feel weighty and dynamic and the ground and air combat equally as fun and deep.

Was bored and looking for something new and thought this would be flip fodder for max payne 3 at first glance but I am pleasantly surprised on the potential this has.

Its no BF3 Killer but it has a great strategy feel balanced with great action.
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#80 MattKB

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:22 PM

Rented this not realising it needed an online pass.

Went for a quick blast on Fri, was greeted with a 500mb update. After an hour, still no joy and had to go out.

Had a quick blast on SP, but I'm thinking there's kind of no point as it's really a MP game. Bah. Not buying it just to try MP so no thanks Sony.
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#81 Epcotman

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:40 AM

Ouch. Came in at no. 17 on the UK charts. Very strange that this has fallen well under the radar.
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#82 Epcotman

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 01:56 PM

Really enjoying the single player. Haven't jumped online yet, but it's a slick mash up of some of my favourite genres. Space combat, Tower Defence and 3rd Person Shooter. It also reminds me a bit of Battlefront. :wub:
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#83 jonnyalpha

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:12 PM

If this has a single player worth playing then it's going back on the list. That trailer looks pretty amazing.
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#84 Epcotman

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:23 PM

Lots of people moan saying the single player is just a tutorial. It takes you to different combat "arenas" really. Where you use the tower defence, dogfighting and third person shooting to fend off enemies or protect generators etc. it's just that the combat mechanics are so satisfying, I find it a joy.

You won't find much to the story/ characters, it's more set up like a tower defence game. Except you are there, on the ground battling. Had some great dog fighting sections,too.

No denying the meat of the game will be in Multi but single player is certainly an extremely fun way to learn the ropes.
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#85 jonnyalpha

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:25 PM

Can you play split screen?
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#86 Epcotman

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:27 PM

I don't think there's story co op but there is co op splitscreen for "horde/ firefight" type play and full, online splitscreen.
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#87 jonnyalpha

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:34 PM

Brilliant. thanks very much I may now have a use for my last bit of game credit, presuming they have it in stock.
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#88 Epcotman

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:38 PM

Great! Let's play sometime! Forgot to say its only 2 player split screen and not 4.
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#89 Spacehost

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:46 PM

I need to get this, but I'll be damned if I'm dropping the £40 HMV are asking for it.
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#90 jonnyalpha

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:13 PM

2 player split is all i need since its usually just me and my daughter playing. :)
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