MAG PS3 Pre-order Public Beta is Now Open, Hours Detailed

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236w ago - SCEA's Director of Development Seth Luisi has revealed that the MAG (Massive Action Game) PS3 pre-order Public Beta is now open, and has detailed the hours below.

To quote: Today a whole new group of operatives joined the Shadow War. October 12 marks the start of the GameStop and EB Games pre-order MAG Public Beta period.

At 10:00 AM this morning, all those who pre-ordered MAG from GameStop or EB Games in Canada received access to the MAG Public Beta and joined existing Public Beta users. Be prepared to choose your side - Raven, Valor, and S.V.E.R. are once again locked in battle.

The hours for this phase of the MAG Public Beta are:

Monday - Friday:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM EDT

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM MDT
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM MDT

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT

Later this week or early next, we will be releasing a new version of the MAG Public Beta client. This will be a major update to the MAG Public Beta client and server set.

Remember, in North America the MAG Public Beta access from November 9 to November 20 will be available exclusively to people who pre-order MAG from GameStop or EB Games...
 

Uncharted 2 Multiplayer PS3 Demo is Open to All Today

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238w ago - Today WWS Online Producer Daniel Brooke announced that the Uncharted BETA is now open to all users, as follows:

As some of you may know, the Uncharted 2 public beta has been running for the last couple of weeks, but only for those who pre-ordered the game from certain retailers.

But no longer! Because you can download it from PlayStation Store at 7pm UK, and play all the way up to October 12th!

The Public Beta contains:

• Four maps - The Ice Cave, The Temple, The Village and The Plaza
• Deathmatch, Elimination, Plunder, Chain Reaction, Co-op Gold Rush and an extract from one of our Co-op objective levels
• The Machinima mode, where you can run around the levels and tweak the camera so you can create movies which you can then watch in Cinema mode
• Cinema mode, where you can watch movies of your online matches, or your performances in Machinima mode, then upload them and send them to your friends (as long as they've got the Beta to watch it on of course)
• Twitter option - enter your twitter account details and you'll automatically tweet status updates of your online progress
• Store items - we've included a selection of the Skins, Boosters, and Taunts as well as all the Co-op Weapon Upgrades for you to spend your...
 

Video: Open Casting Call for 'The Tester' of PlayStation Games

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241w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi shared a video today of a new original program that will be created for the PlayStation Network called "The Tester."

To quote: Want a chance to work for PlayStation? Do you have the skills and determination to work as a game tester?

This series of programs will follow a group of select gamers as they face-off in a series of elimination challenges designed to test their mental toughness, endurance, and video game knowledge as they compete for a job working as a PlayStation game tester.

The winner of the new show gets a job working for PlayStation's Quality Assurance department in San Diego, CA and gets the opportunity to work on some of the best PlayStation games.

Open casting for the series begins today.





If you're interested, complete the online casting submission form and upload a short video explaining why you're the perfect contestant for "The Tester" at www.us.PlayStation.com/psn/thetester.

As you can imagine, this show will be sure to entertain so we'll be back on the Blog when we have more to share.
 

PS3 News Public IRC Channel Reopened, Podcast and More!

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242w ago - Just a few things that we normally don't have time to mention during the week... we have recently reopened a public PS3 News IRC Channel for those who wish to idle there and occasionally mingle or swap files with others.

Just click on the IRC icon above each page to join.

Next up, Mexicodude908 has started doing PS3 News Podcasts for those on the go... this way you can still catch up on the latest news!

Finally, we have recently added a PS3 News Facebook and PS3 News Twitter page for those who'd like to follow us that way.

That's about it for now... expect some big news from CJPC sometime this coming week though!
 

Rumor: Sony's PS3 Slim is 'Confirmed' to Open GamesCom

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245w ago - Today's PS3 Slim update is another unofficial 'confirmation', this time stating the PlayStation 3 Slim will open GamesCom next week.

VG247.com has also confirmed that Sony's press conference is set to last "just over an hour" and the extra time around it is "for people to sit down", not the three hours as previously reported, and will begin around 7:00pm CET.

To quote from Pocket-Lint.com (linked above): "Sources close to the product have told us that Kazuo "Kaz" Hirai, head of Sony's console division, will announce the new hardware version of the PS3 at it's Tuesday evening press conference at GamesCom in Cologne, Germany next week.

The console, which has been rumored to be coming for some time, will land in shops in time for Christmas in both the UK and the US, and follow the company's history for creating slimmer versions of the console."
 







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