The PlayStation 3 exclusive game Starhawk, the sequel to the 2007 release Warhawk, will be playable through a private beta starting tomorrow November 22nd. If You haven't been paying attention to Starhawk or want to know more about it; the video below that was released by PlayStation dives into the development team's thoughts and shows some of the gameplay that Starhawk will offer.
Now, every beta is different, and interested gamers probably have a common question: How do I access Starhawk's private beta? Well, there are quite a few different methods:
A.) If you receive emails from PlayStation and have played Warhawk, then you have a chance of getting a private beta code. However, there is a select number, and not all the gamers who have played Warhawk will be getting codes.
B.) Look out for promotions from partners such as: G4, IGN, GameSpot, 1UP, USA Today, and many others.
C.) If you have a voucher code from a copy of Uncharted 3, you will have access to a more polished beta early on in 2012.
Nothing has been said about PlayStation Plus members gaining access.
If you gain access or just want to discuss your thoughts on Starhawk, feel free to visit the GameWinners Forums
Of course, those interested in the release wanted to know a release date, but nothing was said when the game was announced for PSN and Steam. However, Dino Patti, CEO of Playdead, posted on the PlayStation Blog that the game will launch on PSN July 19th of this year. So in less than two weeks PlayStation 3 users can get their hands on Limbo, which will also be out for an entire year on July 21st. Until the release, here is some Limbo footage:
Every summer the PlayStation Network holds a sale to celebrate the season. The discounts are usually pretty fair, but this year PlayStation Plus subscribers get a little bonus.
All of the games available (listed below) will be 30% off for regular users. For regular users: Games that were originally $9.99 will be $6.99 with the discount. Games that were originally $14.99 will be $10.49 with the discount. For PlayStation Plus users: Games that were originally $9.99 will be $4.89. Games that were originally $14.99 will be $7.34.
Here is the full list of games that will be available:
-Back to the Future: The Game Full Series
-Chime Super Deluxe
-Dead Space Extraction
-Hard Corps: Uprising
-Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
-PixelJunk Shooter 2
-Tales from Space: About a Blob
The sale starts July 12th, 2011, and it will end July 19th, 2011.
Limbo, Playdead's once exclusive game to Xbox 360, has been praised for its art and puzzle-platformer style. Limbo has also recieved high ratings of 9/10 from both IGN and Game Informer as well as many other reviews. It's safe to say that the majority of players who tried Limbo approved of the unique gameplay.
Rumors began to spread when Sony Computer Entertainment Korea had a submission for Limbo to be classified by the Korean Ratings Board. Of course, these rumors focused on the PS3 system because of Sony's involvement. However, it has been confirmed that Limbo will be coming to PS3 as well as Steam. Playdead CEO Dino Patti told Edge, "Limbo is production for Steam and PSN, and is coming very soon. I cant elaborate more at this moment, but we will have more details soon." So, soon enough, anyone with a PS3, Xbox 360, or PC running Steam will be able to get their hands on Limbo. No details on a date have been mentioned, but the game will most likely be $15. Keep an eye out for when Limbo is available for download on your system.
In light of Killzone 3's new recently released DLC, developers of the game are running a triple XP event this weekend.
The event started June 24 at 9:00 AM Pacific time, and will continue to run until June 27 at 9:00 AM. It doesn't matter if you bought the new DLC or not, everyone can get in on the triple XP action by playing the online multiplayer. Regardless, the triple XP seems pretty generous and fans will love the ability of leveling up faster than they ever have before.