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Insomniac: Multiple Ways Of Getting Into Resistance 2 Beta

As all you avid PSXE readers know, we reported yesterday that if you want to secure a position in the upcoming Resistance 2 public beta, you'll have to be a Qore subscriber. But as some of you industrious news seekers have already discovered, Insomniac isn't about to let this limitation stand.

As journalists, we have to say that Insomniac has always been there for the gamer. They continually keep us updated on various matters of importance, and they're always quick to respond to subjects that cause much discussion and debate. They have done so again here, as Insomniac's Community Manager, James Stevenson, has cleared up the beta availability issue with a post over at MyResistance.net. And he hits all the points, so we won't bother to interpret his comments; just read 'em right here-

"Here’s the deal. We are running a Public Beta, and you will have many ways to get in. The best way which will give you the earliest access to the beta will involve a pre-order program that should be announced soon, (for those of you who don’t know what pre-ordering is, you essentially reserve your copy with five dollars down, and that five dollars will go towards the price of the game when it releases).

For all of you folks outside of North America are up in arms because Qore is NA only, please don’t worry. This is one of many ways to get in, and we plan to make the beta available in all territories, as we need to test all servers and worldwide play. Further details on how to get into the beta will be forthcoming."

So there it is. There will be several ways to participate in that beta, but we do imagine space will be limited, which means you should act quickly if you want to solidify a position for yourself. And you'll be hard pressed to act faster than us! ;)

Related Game(s): Resistance 2

7/24/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (18 posts)

ray taylor
Thursday, July 24, 2008 @ 10:14:50 PM
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Can't wait. I still love playing the 1st one. Can wait to get into a game with so many people at one time.

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The_Vandelizer
Thursday, July 24, 2008 @ 10:17:47 PM
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going to gamestop!!!

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caliblue15
Thursday, July 24, 2008 @ 10:38:53 PM
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What did I tell you guys. Listen.. lol.

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Bugzbunny109
Thursday, July 24, 2008 @ 10:42:49 PM
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Hey i am going to beat you guys at psx, because i am already pre-odering it right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAH!, just kidding

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aaronisbla
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 12:25:39 AM
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KICK ASS! Insomniac just saved me a bunch on my subscription service that i would have been required to get. Thanks

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Qubex
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 1:07:31 AM
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Resistance is futile... you will be assimilated!

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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Jed
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 1:31:19 AM
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Very glad I dont have to buy that qore crap. As soon as I find out anything at work I about the pre-order I will let you know.

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Daedusian
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 1:45:40 AM
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Insomniac is truly amazing!

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Jed
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 2:08:52 AM
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Or we could get a gamepro magazine. OH wait, that is a sweepstakes! I was so pissed about that.

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fatchad420
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 3:11:37 AM
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Nice

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LegioN
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 6:05:33 AM
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Yeah i found a resistance website that has you sign up, and they say they'll e-mail you later on.

I was told this website is SPECIFICALLY for the beta, and it looks to be and makes sense what with the website talkng about getting a war job [fighting the virus]

Cos we're all one big happy family, i'll post the website here for us. www.getawarjob.com - Or, PSX can post it as news and give me a pat on the back :] That would be great.

Last edited by LegioN on 7/25/2008 6:08:00 AM

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LegioN
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 6:11:12 AM

Here's line from the recruitment leaflet on the website:

"Sign up today and you'll embark upon a heroic journey of self-discovery, achievement and pride. Do your country proud, sign up now!"

There's even a number on there, go check it out.

Last edited by LegioN on 7/25/2008 6:13:23 AM

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xnonsuchx
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 6:35:40 AM
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With the first RESISTANCE, Insomniac showed that devs complaining about PS3 development were basically whiners (though maybe Insomniac were given a lot of early PS3 hardware details many other devs who develop for multi-platforms were not). Most new systems have a learning curve to optimize 'generic' code to work best on and it seems since late '07/early '08, most PS3 devs have caught up on that.

A lot of earlier titles used mainly the PPC section of the Cell w/ fairly minimal or rather mundane use of the SPUs...only over the last several months have they really learned what they can do with those. Even Intel is somewhat worried that the Cell has some benefits over most of their own CPUs in a cost/performance aspect for certain applications, even if it's not quite geared towards a desktop PC use.

At least SOMEONE is happy with all 3 major consoles...IBM, since they make and/or mostly designed the CPUs in all 3 of them!

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ThePoetRazel
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 7:22:26 AM
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Why didn't they just say that in the first place? It seems that these companies have trouble relating information to the public.
There's always some need to clear something up in an interview.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 12:26:43 AM

Most of the time, it's simply due to a prying media source getting information before the company is ready to release it. We should take the blame for that; if it was official, there'd be a press release. And in this industry, it's VERY rare to get a press release we didn't already know about well beforehand.

But at the same time, the reports before that release can be disjointed and even downright inaccurate because, as I just said, the company wasn't ready to make the announcement. A team member may have let a little something slip, and it blossomed from there, you know?

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 5:57:32 PM
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why are people complaing about the qore resistance 2 beta? i mean jeez qore is only 2.99$ and there you go you got R2 beta, to pre-order would be 5$ soo? lol yeah i under stand for people outside US. though it's easier to pre-order for me becuz i have NO way to get anything from psn till frekkin psn cards come to me....sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
also does that mean if we preorder now will we get the code? or should we wait for the pre-order announcement?

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Jed
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 12:55:29 AM

you have to subscribe to qore, and pay for a year of them. I got the first one and they dont let me download the game or sign up for the socom beta. And watching it was painful.

Last edited by Jed on 7/27/2008 12:56:04 AM

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cr67
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 @ 3:33:58 PM
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....i just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance!

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