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Video: Red Faction: Battlegrounds for PS3 Hits PSN Today with 3D

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176w ago - Volition Community Manager J Goldberg has shared a new video announcing that Red Faction: Battlegrounds for PS3 is hitting PSN today with 3D.

To quote: Later today, our four-player, top-down vehicular combat game Red Faction: Battlegrounds will be available on PlayStation Network for just $9.99.

Utilizing Martian heavy assault walkers, armored tanks, and speedy rovers, your goal is to destroy the competition across multiple team-based or free-for-all battles. Best of all: Battlegrounds is 3D-enabled for play on your 3D TV! Buckle up.

If you're not familiar with [Register or Login to view links] from our exclusive PSN beta last year, the game is set within the Red Faction universe, specifically during the 50-year period between Red Faction: Guerrilla and Armageddon.

You'll battle opponents all over the surface of Mars in different environments, including military compounds, mining towns, and bases taken over by a new enemy. And just like with previous Red Faction titles, you'll need to demolish many of the structures standing in your way.





Here are some key features for Red Faction: Battlegrounds:

• Full online multiplayer with XP and ranking systems
 

Video: Red Faction: Battlegrounds Beta Extension for PSN Plus

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200w ago - Community Manager J Goldberg of Volition shared a fresh video today and revealed that the Red Faction: Battlegrounds Beta is currently in progress, and will be exclusively on PSN for Plus subscribers.

To quote: I've been invited here today to let everyone know about the [Register or Login to view links] Beta currently in progress, exclusively on PSN.

For the past two weeks, PlayStation Plus members have been battling it out and having a blast in [Register or Login to view links] UK's new twin-stick vehicular combat game.

Within the beta, there are a handful of addicting single-player challenges, which are great training opportunities for multiplayer, featuring four-player combat both online and on your couch.

The past two weeks have been great, but we want to get even more feedback. We're not only extending the beta for Red Faction: Battlegrounds an extra week until October 26th, but Sony Computer Entertainment is giving out 1,000 more keys to PlayStation Plus members! Make sure to check your e-mail / PSN mailbox to find out if you've been accepted and download the client.





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Zen Pinball, Swords & Soldiers and Red Faction Beta Hits PS Plus

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206w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has announced today that Zen Pinball, early access to Swords & Soldiers, and Red Faction are all coming to PlayStation Plus for subscribers soon.

To quote: Our next update is one of our biggest since the launch of PlayStation Plus back in June.

Starting off with free games, we have Zen Pinball, Echoes - minis, and Syphon Filter 3. There is also a 50% off sale for Cuboid. After picking up the game, be sure to check out the TikGames-Creat Studios page to grab the DLC for free.

Also, we have early access to [Register or Login to view links], an award-winning 2D RTS by Ronimo Games.

Finally, a select number of PlayStation Plus subscribers will be returning to Mars for some vehicular combat in the Red Faction Battlegrounds beta. Select users will be notified via an XMB message and email.

Also, a quick friendly reminder to check out some previous content, such as [Register or Login to view links], VEMPIRES - minis, and the discount for the Soldner-X: Himmelstrummer and Soldner-X2: Final Prototype Bundle, before it is taken down on September 21.

Not a PlayStation Plus member? Our limited time introductory offer is still available. Get...
 

Red Faction Guerrilla Game Trial Hits PlayStation Plus Next Week

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211w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has confirmed today that the Red Faction Guerrilla Game Trial will be hitting PlayStation Plus next week.

To quote: We are moving to a bi-weekly publish of PlayStation Plus content, so the next update for free, exclusive and discounted items on PlayStation Store will be Tuesday 8/10.

Here's a peek into some of the items that will be included in next week's update.

Also, this will be the last week that some of the free and discounted items will be available, so if you haven't downloaded [Register or Login to view links] or purchased some of the games and add-ons that are discounted for PlayStation Plus members, do so before next Tuesday.

As a reminder for everyone else, there's a special limited time introductory offer on PlayStation Plus: Get three additional bonus months of PlayStation Plus if you buy a 1-year package for $49.99. Check out the PlayStation Plus category on PlayStation Store.

PlayStation Plus: Highlights for 8/10

• Red Faction Guerrilla from THQ - 60-minute Game Trial
• Qore August Episode with exclusive demo of TerRover from SOE
• PixelJunk Racers Second Lap - Early Access and Limited Time Discount exclusive
• Aero Racer mini...
 

SyFy is Making Red Faction Movie, Co-producing Video Games

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225w ago - Today Broadcasting & Cable reports that the science fiction-focused network SyFy is developing a telefilm on a THQ property, namely Red Faction: The Movie is in development.

According to the trade, the two-hour Red Faction movie will be a potential pilot for TV series based on the franchise, which was itself partially inspired by the film Total Recall.

To quote: "It is the kind of content that fits our genre," senior VP of Syfy Ventures Alan Seiffert told B&C. "It is a great fit for a big Syfy Saturday movie, and if it really works, it is a great back-door pilot."

The deal will cut both ways, with future Red Faction games being co-produced by the SyFy Games label. According to the latest THQ financial report, Red Faction 4 has been moved up to arrive during the publisher's current fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2011.

CEO Brian Farrell said the game's release had been advanced to capitalize on the popularity of the critically acclaimed Red Faction: Guerrilla and promised "robust online gameplay" and increased environmental destruction.

The network has also struck a deal with THQ to develop a DS, iPhone, and iPad game based on the upcoming reality show Ghost Hunters Academy.

The show will be a spin-off of the current SyFy series Ghost...
 
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