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Video: New Killzone 2 BETA ISA Camp Footage for PlayStation 3

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306w ago - Today a new video is available detailing the Killzone 2 ISA camp.

Courtesy of luger6 via YouTube, it shows nearly 10 minutes of Killzone 2!

As usual, the video is available below..

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A New Batch of Killzone 2 BETA Invites Are Being Sent Out

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306w ago - According to PS3FanBoy (linked above), a new batch of Killzone 2 BETA Invites are being sent out today for both North America and Europe.

To quote: It's time to play "check your email," kids! It looks like members of the PlayStation Underground have started to receive invitations to the Killzone 2 BETA.

With R2 now on store shelves, Sony's starting the hype machine for their next big FPS game, due in early 2009.

It'll be interesting to see which game PS3 fans will align themselves with. Once again, take a look at your e-mail for an invite looking like this. Scour through your spam folder if you have to!
 

Do Game BETAs and Demos Kill both the Mood and Sales?

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306w ago - The question is, do game companies sell less games because they offer a beta or a demo?

In an interview with GamePro magazine, Gears of War head-honcho Cliff Bleszinski said the following: "Once you play a BETA, you can check it off your list - you can say, yeah, I played it."

So, what Cliff seems to be saying is that they will not sell as many games to the public if they offer a beta/demo. Makes some sense and as the old saying goes, why buy the cow (or GOW in this case...) when the milk is free.

Of course BETAs can be looked at in a slightly different light than demos because a beta is supposed to help the devs sort out issues that they might not have found otherwise. Wide-scale testing also stresses servers and other support systems that routing in-house testing just can't do as effectively.

On the other hand, betas do provide quite a bit of insight into the final product. The gameplay will almost certainly be the same and graphics usually only increase slightly in the final versions. In essense, a BETA of a multi-player game is a free playing period that helps devs and gets gamers excited about a game.

Of course this can backfire and it can cause gamers to run the other way before the final version even hits the streets. Maybe some of the issues have been...
 

Video: Boku to be Microsoft's Sackboy Killer?

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306w ago - Microsoft hopes that a new exclusive title "Boku" can help them ride to the top of the latest game craze that is User Generated Content.

No release date has been set as of now. However the lead designer of the game has hinted that it would be in playable form sometime early next year.

Could Microsoft one up Sony and bring death to Sackboy? We'll just have to wait and see.

Video can be viewed below.

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Killzone 2 Dev Explains Absence of Cover System in Multiplayer

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307w ago - According to Guerrilla Games QA Manager Seb Downie, the "Lean and Peak" system seen in Killzone 2's single player campaign will not be present in the game's multiplayer mode.

"It didn't work too well in the 360 degree combat environment that is multiplayer," wrote Downie on the Official PlayStation forums.

"In single player the path is more linear and the action is usually ahead of the player. In MP levels are more arena based and you are more susceptible to flanking and being attacked from various angles."

Downie continued to explain how in multiplayer, the developer found that players were actually working against the "lean and peak" system, and concluded it was simply best to remove it altogether.

"We found that the L&P system didn't add anything in that scenario and that players often actually took a step back from cover objects to give themselves a little more freedom to move, so they were actually working against the system, so we ripped it back out," wrote Downie.

"Crouching was deemed sufficient."

Killzone 2 is due for release in February 2009.
 
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