147w ago - Today SCEE Senior Product Manager Chris Weatherhead has outlined Killzone 3 PS3 Open Beta update issues and solutions from Guerrilla Games.
To quote: It's less than a week since the Killzone 3 Multiplayer Beta hit PlayStation Store, but already you've racked up some impressive numbers.
There's been a staggering 62 million - million! - kills, of which around ten per cent have been Brutal Melee kills. Some 400,000 games have been blitzed through, with well over half a million players appearing on the Killzone 3 leaderboards.
And two of those players have stormed through the one million XP barrier already. The Helghast don't know what's hit them.
Your dedication to the cause hasn't gone unnoticed over at developer Guerrilla Games.
Far from it: the team has been working around the clock to analyse and act upon your feedback. Below you'll find a round-up of issues discovered thanks to your hard work, and the solutions that Guerrilla is working on to refine your experience:
High level issues discovered:
• Connection problems
• High load caused the database to fall over
• Score posting
• Flickering screens
• Ribbon stats not updating
148w ago - Sony's Product Marketing Specialist David Bull has announced today that Walmart will be holding a midnight launch for Killzone 3 PS3 fans on February 21, 2011.
To quote: Pining for Killzone 3 but can't wait until the morning of 02.22.11 to pick up your copy? Have no fear!
On the night of February 21st, we are giving you the chance to play Killzone 3 early at pre-launch events happening in participating Walmart stores open 24 hours across the country.
Make sure you get there early since we're handing out goodies to the first few attendees.
The first 20 people to purchase Killzone 3 will receive:
• Limited Edition Killzone 3 Poster
• Voucher for the Retro Map Pack featuring two classic maps redesigned for Killzone 3
Select Walmart stores will also be hosting tournaments where you can win:
• A copy of Killzone 3
• Limited Edition Cloaking Helghast Marksman Action Figure
• Collectible Killzone 3 bags
Not sure where there's a Walmart around you? Here's a handy-dandy store locator. Contact your local WALMART store to see if they're participating in the Killzone 3 pre-launch event and what time their...
148w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has announced today that a free day one download of Stacking and exclusive PS3 demos for Killzone 3 and Yakuza 4 are hitting PlayStation Plus.
To quote: We're excited to share that over the next two weeks, our subscribers will be receiving a download of a highly anticipated PlayStation Network game and demos for two upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusives.
With that said, let's jump into our two upcoming PlayStation Plus publishes.
Tim Schaffer and the brilliant minds over at Double Fine are releasing Stacking next Tuesday, and PlayStation Plus subscribers are getting a free download of the game the day it hits the PlayStation Store!
Take control of Charlie Blackmore, a small matryoshka dolls, as you explore the diorama-like levels. Much like previous Double Fine games (Costume Quest & Psychonauts), expect some great humor and gameplay in this new adventure title.
Along with Stacking, PlayStation Plus subscribers are receiving exclusive demos to two upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusives. On February 8, we will be releasing a special PlayStation Plus update giving all PlayStation Plus subscribers exclusive access to a single player...
148w ago - Product Marketing Manager TJ Consunji has announced that as of today the Killzone 3 PS3 Multiplayer Open Beta is live!
To quote: Starting at 10AM Pacific Time today, the Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta is live!
Japan and Europe are already hard at frag and now it's time for North America and Mexico to join the party! You'll find the Killzone 3 Beta on the main page of the PlayStation Store; it's also listed under the 3D and PlayStation Move categories for added convenience.
The Open Beta includes one map, Frozen Dam. All game modes can be played on this map:
• Warzone: The traditional Killzone game mode with game types changing on-the-fly
• Guerrilla Warfare: Our take on Team Deathmatch
• Operations: Our new story driven multiplayer game mode
• Botzone: An offline version of Warzone which can be played against AI opponents
The Killzone 3 Open Beta is playable in 3D and supports the PlayStation Move motion controller. The Beta trial runs until February 15th, so get on board while you can!
If you have any feedback, Killzone.com has a section of the forum specifically set up for this purpose....
148w ago - Guerrilla Games Producer Aryeh Loeb has introduced the Killzone 3 PS3 Retro Map Pack today, which is free to all who pre-order the Killzone 3 standard or Helghast Editions.
To quote: Ever find yourself longing for the good old days of the year 2359, when the invasion of Helghan had just gotten underway and you were fighting a desperate bloody battle over every inch of its capital city?
That's perfectly understandable - why, we all do sometimes. But now there's the Killzone 3 Retro Map Pack, which lets you relive those glorious multiplayer battles in the market streets and canals of Pyrrhus!
The Retro Map Pack can be purchased from the PlayStation Network, however as we announced back in October of last year, the Retro Map Pack is available for FREE to anyone who pre-orders either the Killzone 3 standard or Helghast Editions at participating retailers.
The Retro Map Pack consists of two classic Killzone 2 multiplayer maps, thoroughly updated and reworked for Killzone 3's multiplayer mode. Check out the details below:
Game Type: Warzone - 24 Players
One of the largest maps from Killzone 2, Salamun Market has been re-balanced for maximum...