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Gaming Weekly – Medal Of Honor Debuts at Champions League Final, Far Cry 3 Multiplayer Beta and Rare Returns

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COD: Black Ops 2 and Medal of Honor Warfighter trailers to debut during Champions League Final

Football fans will be getting an additional treat this weekend as during the Champions League final clash between England’s Chelsea and Germany’s Bayern Munich, which whilst being a thrill ride in the game time will also offer us not one but two eagerly awaited FPS game trailers.

Both Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Medal Of Honor Warfighter will be debuting new trailers during the Champions League final to get the maximum expose to their target audiences!

Both Activision and EA will be running the new trailers of their First Person Shooting games during the commercial break of tomorrow’s final and this will be the first step in the new battle for FPS supremacy that we can expect throughout the rest of the year.

Activision will be showing off new facets of its Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 gameplay during Saturday’s halftime interval in their trailer bid as the game has already seen the light of day, but its rival EA will be showcasing never before seen footage of its forthcoming game Medal of Honor Warfighter, for a first time look at the game and its gameplay.

Little is currently known about Medal of Honor Warfighter, which makes the pricy advertising slot even more lucrative as fans of the series will be tuning in just to see a glimpse of what EA will be offering in its lifelike FPS game.

With Medal Of Honour stepping back up to the plate back in 201o with its first ever modern day shooter and complete reboot of the series, it will be interesting to see what EA has put together for the follow-up title.

Far Cry 3 Multiplayer Beta Coming This Summer

Speaking of desolate shooters, Ubisoft has announced plans to run a limited beta multiplayer for its forthcoming jungle shooter Far Cry 3 this summer, for both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360

Ubisoft announced that the beta testing period will run for two weeks this summer and will feature multiple maps and modes, plus support for up to 16 players per match with six playable classes to choose from.

The sad news is that the beta is not an open free for all as it comes by invitation only, but those of us who are dead set on getting our hands on a beta code can enter a special Facebook sweepstake to win one of 500 codes. The rest of the Beta access will be distributed through and

Our friends in the US also have a chance of getting into the beta by picking up a copy of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (also made by Ubisoft) at a GameStop retail store on May 22nd, which will have an access code to the Far Cry 3 multiplayer beta inside.

However, we’d imagine you if can’t get your mitts on a copy of the multiplayer beta then you will just have to wait until Far Cry 3 hits consoles and PC on September 4th in North America, and three days later in the UK and Europe.

FYI: Street Fighter x Tekken Update Causing Crashes

Reports are in circulation that the latest update to the Street Fighter x Tekken title has included a game ending bug that is currently crashing the game. The version 1.04 update has brought with it more issues than it fixed and numerous Street Fighter x Tekken fans are reporting that the game crashes anytime Rolento’s knife makes contact with a fireball.

The original 1.04 update patch was introduced to try and fix a number of other bugs and graphical glitches including hit box issues, but it now appears that a bigger bug has been introduced with the update.

The issue is apparent on both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game and there is currently no word on an unofficial or official fix for the game.

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Is Rare Looking to Return to FPS Games on the Xbox 720?

Rare, the former games company behind some of the gaming industry’s finest games, (such as Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Donkey Kong Island and Conker’s Bad Fur Day) mostly on the Nintendo 64, is reportedly working on new games for the forthcoming Xbox 720 console from Microsoft.

As per a new job posting for a “new IPs for future platforms” on a jobs website, the games company is looking for a senior product manager to work on “multiple AAA future console releases”.

The ads also state that “You will be joining a highly regarded publisher-backed studio that is responsible for a number of IPs currently on the market that have already hit number 1,”

In recent years Rare has been the studio behind many of Microsoft’s Kinect games, as the company was bought by the Big M to develop many of the Kinect and 360 console-specific titles. Fans of the Kinect Rare games should not fear though as the job posting also states that it will be widening its focus to include additional new IPs.

“Whilst continual development of their core releases will be maintained, the successful candidate will be joining at a time where the studio is looking to move into new areas and develop new IPs for future platforms” reads the job ad.

And finally, to get all us a flutter there is a direct mention of needing experience in the “Action/Adventure or FPS genre” which could (and we say this with a leap of faith) point towards Rare returning to the games that made it a megastar like GoldenEye and Perfect Dark.

We hope to see Rare once again rise to the top of the gaming mountain!

PSN gets new ‘pre-load’ option for upcoming games

This week Valve announced that its Remote Steam Download Feature will be leaving beta form and coming to all users, but following this announcement Sony has also announced a similar pre-purchase feature for its PS3 consoles.


Sony has gone ahead and added the new pre-loading function to the PlayStation Store, which will let gamers pre-download a game from the online store and then on the official release day of the game the new title will go active and allow gamers to play immediately.

So basically, when a new game or DLC update is made available before the launch day you will be able to preload the download and then on launch day Sony will allow the game to go active on your console.

Currently (and unfortunately) the feature will be only available in the US with no word on if or when it will be coming to our European shores. The first PSN title to make use of this option will be Sorcery, a PS Move-powered action fantasy game.

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