July 16, 2011

Uncharted 3 Beta Stats

It came, it saw, it blew our minds. The Unchart­ed 3 beta has wrapped up and now we have to wait until Novem­ber to get to the fun again. Playsta­tion post­ed some num­bers on the beta say­ing it was the largest beta on the Playsta­tion net­work to date. Here’s some food for thought: ‑Total unique Beta play­ers: 1.53 mil­lion peo­ple ‑Total kills: 1.9 bil­lion ‑Total Cash col­lect­ed: 1.4 TRILLION dol­lars (that’s greater than the gross domes­tic prod­uct of Spain, the eleventh high­est GDP in the world!) ‑Total shots fired: 48 bil­lion ‑Total match­es com­plet­ed: 22 mil­lion ‑Total time played: More than 362 years worth of match­es Yea pret­ty insane it what I thought too.

May 2, 2011

Gears of War 3 Beta News

The Gears of War 3 beta is in full swing now and on May 8th the guys at Epic Games are releas­ing the “Nev­er Fight Alone” part of the beta. Now this will not be open to every­one. Peo­ple who pre-ordered Gears 3 or have Bul­let­storm will have access but they will also have a chance to get a friend access with a “bud­dy token”. These tokens will be emailed out to play­ers on May 8th, how­ev­er you got­ta give a lit­tle to get a lit­tle. To earn the tokens you must com­plete a few things by May 4th. They are: — Pur­chase any “Gears of War” con­tent from Xbox Live Mar­ket­place (includ­ing a “Gears of War” Game Add-on, a “Gears of War” Games on Demand title, or a “Gears of War” Avatar item) — Play 20 or more hoursRead more…

July 15, 2010

Medal of Honor Beta Review

So I got a chance to play the beta for Medal of Hon­or on PS3 last night and thought I would share my thoughts on it. First off as soon as you jump into a game the first thing you will notice (or at least I did) is the graph­ics and detail. Yes there are some graph­i­cal bugs, but keep in mind IT IS A BETA. It is a non-fin­ished prod­uct. With that aside the game is beau­ti­ful. I am will­ing to go out on a limb and say MOH maybe the best look­ing FPS to date. Every­thing is very smooth and its reac­tion to explo­sions and gun­fire are spot on. Now as you play, you get to choose from 3 base class­es. Oper­a­tor, Spec Ops, and a Sniper. Each class has a dif­fer­ent main weapon and sec­ondary weapon. When you changeRead more…

June 1, 2010

StarCraft II Beta Extended Until June 7th

While July 27th may feel like an enter­ni­ty away there is some good news for die hard Star­Craft fans that have been dread­ing the end of the Star­Craft II beta.  Bliz­zard announced yes­ter­day that it would be extend­ing the beta for Star­Craft II until June 7th.  The game will be tak­en down and be made unavail­able for some  time as they go into the final phase of test­ing.  Dur­ing this down­time bliz­zard will be mak­ing final hard­ware and soft­ware tweaks.  The beta will be put back up two weeks pri­or to the release.  The off­i­cal state­ment fol­lows below: “We pre­vi­ous­ly announced that the first phase of the Star­Craft II beta test would be com­ing to a close in all regions on Mon­day, May 31. In order to pre­pare for the final phase of beta test­ing, we plan to extend theRead more…

April 25, 2010

Steam Client Beta : It’s Just Better

Steam is work­ing on a new ver­sion of it’s steam client.  Beta par­tic­i­pa­tion is option­al and cur­rent­ly any­one can join in.  I had a chance to sit down and play with the new Steam Beta today and I have to say that I am pret­ty impressed.  There are sev­er­al new fea­tures or “rein­ven­tions of the wheel” that I am real­ly enjoy­ing.   Instead of telling you every­thing that has changed I’m going to give you the major high­lights of what I think makes this new steam release bet­ter. The first thing that real­ly stood out to me in this beta is the chang­ing of the col­or schemes and over­all feel of the client.   Most of the greens that were in the pre­vi­ous ver­sion are gone.  The client it now pre­dom­i­nant­ly black and gray.   It looks sleek­er, it feels more mod­ern and it looksRead more…

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