Killzone: Mercenary MP Open Beta in Late August, Closed Beta Live Now

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38w ago - Sony PlayStation Public Relations Manager Aram Jabbari revealed today that the Killzone: Mercenary MP Open Beta for PS Vita arrives in late August while the Closed Beta is live now.

To quote: We're excited to announce that the Killzone: Mercenary closed multiplayer beta (for which signups were held a short while ago and already concluded, if you're just tuning in now) is now LIVE. To those who got in, you should already have the necessary information to jump in and get going.

Note: If you received a multiplayer Beta voucher as part of the promotion via PlayStation Home, please note that your voucher is for the Open Beta in late August, not for the closed Beta launching today.

To those of you who didn't get in or are just hearing about this now, worry not: we're going to open the multiplayer beta right on up in late August - details will be coming really soon, so stay tuned.





And really, who doesn't like a good open beta? They're a bit draftier. They let in more natural light. Better for Agoraphobes and such.

Killzone: Mercenary hits shelves in North America on September 10th, 2013.
 

Killzone: Mercenary Closed Multiplayer Beta PS Vita Sign-Ups Live

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40w ago - Guerrilla Cambridge Senior Producer Mark Green announced today that Killzone: Mercenary Closed Multiplayer Beta PS Vita sign-ups are now live.

To quote: Sign-ups for the Killzone: Mercenary closed beta start today! Enter here for a chance to be selected as one of the few participants in the exclusive multiplayer closed beta.

Candidates have until 2:00PM PDT on Wednesday, July 17th to sign up for the public's first look at Mercenary's impressive multiplayer package. If chosen to participate, you will receive an email with directions on how to get started.

Mercenary's multiplayer suite will provide players with a diverse range of weapons, grenades, armor, and special VAN-Guard devices enabling the player to customize their multiplayer load-out slots. This customization supports the tactical element of the game; will you armor yourself up and go in like a tank, or take a more precise approach and assassinate enemies stealthily?

No matter your tactical approach, Mercenary's multiplayer beta will give gamers an early look into the power and promise of PS Vita as the optimal handheld platform for first-person shooters.

Salivating yet? Sign up now...
 

Sony Factories in Japan Closed Due to Earthquake and Tsunamis

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162w ago - With news of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunamis in Japan, several Sony factories are currently closed as a result of the disaster.

To quote from Engadget (linked above): "Sony and Toyota have both stopped operations in their factories due to damage. Tragically, one Honda worker lost his life after a wall collapsed, while several Panasonic workers are said to have suffered minor injuries.

It remains to be seen exactly what impacts this will have on consumers, but Sony's closed factories were responsible for the production of Blu-ray discs and batteries, while the numerous automotive shutdowns could result in short-term shortages. This bad news sent stocks downward, with German share prices for Sony dropping 2.5 percent and Honda 4.5 percent.

We're still watching with concern to see what other impacts the resultant tsunamis could have, but for now we'll keep hoping for the best."


 

Sony Begins New PlayStation Home Closed PS3 Beta Testing

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217w ago - Today several European users have reported receiving an invitation to participate in the latest PlayStation Home closed PS3 Beta testing.

Participants receive an access code coupled with the standard NDA agreement in the e-mail, as follows:

Dear Beta Tester,

You have been invited to take part in the Private Beta for PlayStation®Home.

This Beta is to test and obtain your feedback on changes that have been made based on suggestions by yourselves and members of the PS Home Community.

User Hells Vacancy of N4G provided the following additional details, to quote:

"For this Beta, Event Nights are taking place on select dates.

Each Event Night will concentrate on specific features in PS Home. The dates for the Event Nights are:

• Wednesday, 24th of February
• Tuesday, 2nd of March

The Event Nights will start at 8pm UK time and finish at 10pm UK time.

The PS Home Beta Servers will only be open during the above mentioned dates and times."
 

Video: Lost Planet 2 for PS3 - Behind Closed Doors at GamesCom

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243w ago - Today Sony's Social Media Senior Specialist Chris Morell has shared a 'behind closed doors' GamesCom video of Lost Planet 2 for PlayStation 3.

To quote: Even though Capcom’s US offices are quite literally a stone’s throw from our HQ at SCEA, I had to travel all the way to Cologne, Germany to get my hands on Lost Planet 2 for PS3.

Sure, we all know the history of the original Lost Planet on PS3, but with the sequel it’s a new day. Playing through the Gamescom demo, Lost Planet 2 is like night and day from the first.

And to walk me through it is Capcom’s Chris Kramer, who also answers many of my/your questions with the game running on PS3 in the background.




 











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