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Video: Battlefield 3 PS3 Hands-On Report: Opposing Forces

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178w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a video and hands-on Opposing Forces report today for Battlefield 3 on the PlayStation 3 console.

To quote: Not long ago, Jeff and I went hands-on with an early, pre-alpha PS3 build of Battlefield 3's multiplayer mode.

Building on the positive buzz behind the smash hit Battlefield Bad Company 2, developer DICE is crafting a muscular follow-up that leverages new animation and rendering tech, revamped online features, and a rough-and-tumble feel to create a new breed of military shooter.

During the multiplayer battle, Jeff and I found ourselves on opposing sides (my side won, naturally). Following our all-too-brief hands-on session, Jeff and I compared notes on the finer points of Battlefield 3's multiplayer mode.





Sid Shuman: With Call of Duty's twitchier play style becoming the industry norm for many multiplayer military shooters, I was most curious to see how Battlefield 3′s multiplayer would stake out its own territory.

I was pleased to find a highly accessible game that remains faithful to Battlefield's realistic roots while evolving the look, feel, and tactics. This is a shooter that has learned several important...
 

Video: SOCOM 4 Special Forces PS3 E3 2010 Gameplay Trailer

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236w ago - The European Product Manager for SCEE, Richard Yap, along with Ed Byrne of Zipper Interactive have announced today a new trailer for SOCOM Special Forces for the PS3.

To quote: I'm pleased to reveal we have a new trailer for SOCOM Special Forces. As a treat we have a few words from Ed Byrne, Creative Director at Zipper Interactive

This is Ed Byrne at Zipper. I'm proud to announce that our first official gameplay trailer is now unleashed for your viewing pleasure.

After revolutionary group Naga swiftly takes over a Southeast Asian country, a lone group of Special Forces operators is all that remains to bring control to chaos. Led by a legendary NATO Operations Commander, they have just six days to unravel the elusive intentions of Naga's commanding General.





In the trailer you're going to see first hand the new features we're bringing to the SOCOM series, including destructible environments, dynamic cover and an all-new tactical AI system. Under all this you'll see the heart of SOCOM beating - a team of operators working together against unimaginable odds to get the job done.

We've revealed the main characters and their backgrounds in previous posts but now you get to see them in action; stay...
 

Killzone 2 Helghast Forces to Invade Sony's PlayStation Home

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305w ago - PlayStation Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein shared the following "intel" via PS Blog today:

In the upcoming (just 12 days away!) Killzone 2, the ISA forces lead an assault of the planet Helghan. But that doesn't mean the Helghast are on the defensive. In fact, my intel tells me that the Helghast forces are en route to PlayStation Home today.

Fortunately, the Helghast won't be armed with STA-52 Light Assault Rifles (per se), but with demo codes for Killzone 2.

So if you don't already have access (by pre-ordering), just jump into Home tonight starting at about 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern) and keep an eye out for the Helghast soldiers. When you find one, work up the courage and... just ask. If they've got any left, they'll direct message you with the demo key.

Then you can punch that code into the PlayStation Store (upper right corner), download the demo, and repay the Helghan emissary by... invading their planet. Oh well.
 

Empire: Total War Special Forces Edition Announced

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321w ago - Empire: Total War will now be released in a standard as well as 'Special Forces Edition'. The SFE will contain a printed map as well as some elite special forces units.

There is no additional information on its contents at this time. Empire: Total War is set for release on February 3rd, 2009.

Also announced was that the game would whip with 'incoporated Steamworks', which apparently is the 'Brit' way of saying it will be available on Steam.

Official Release: SEGA Europe Ltd. today announce that Empire: Total War™ will incorporate Steamworks™, a complete suite of publishing and development tools that offers PC game developers and publishers access to the game features and services available through Steam.

Steamworks will support both the retail and electronic versions of the Empire: Total War game giving players game updates, downloadable content, friend-list support and achievements. To play single-player Empire: Total War, players need only to connect to the internet once via the Steam client after installing the game.

Steamworks will serve as Empire: Total War's multiplayer backend, providing server browsing and match-making functionality, bolstering Total War's new level of commitment to multiplayer game modes and features. Further details on multiplayer...
 
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