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Daily Archives: May 17, 2012
Far Cry 3 will be showing off its goods a few months early during a two-week beta run this summer. The Multiplayer Beta will be open to 360 and PS3 gamers who are GameStop PowerUp Rewards members and purchase Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier on May 22. Players have the option to choose which system they want to participate in for the beta, which they will confirm through the PowerUp Rewards site. For those who want to try their luck, Ubisoft is offering 500 keys in a Facebook contest, while “Ubisoft social channels such as Ubi.com, farcrygame.com, along with partner social channels and community and media websites” will also have be doling some out.
A demo has launched on the Nintendo eShop for Ubisoft’s 3DS platformer Rayman Origins. The demo includes three of the game’s 60-plus levels: Swinging Caves, Playing in the Shade, and Shooting Me Softly. As Rayman or Globox, players will be able to swim, dive, and HairlyCopter about, getting a sample of the wide range of moves and play styles that the full version has to offer. There is no time limit, and the game tracks score and time attack records for increased replayability.
CCP Games’ online first-person shooter cousin to Eve Online, Dust 514, is nearing beta. The PS3 exclusive, set to launch later this year, ties into the Eve universe by allowing console players to interact with PC gamers as the former pound the ground and the latter cruise the stars. Players interested in getting in on that kind of action can head over to Dust514.com – Beta and sign up for a chance to participate.