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Jaffe Confirms Twisted Metal Beta

Sony ended with a blast by allowing Eat Sleep Play to unveil Twisted Metal to cap off the E3 press conference.

Since then, the Internet has been abuzz with what to expect; the multiplayer footage shown off on stage (and on the show floor), the currently scant single-player details, the new screenshots, and in general, how a new generation will respond to the longest-running PlayStation franchise. And if you're itching to give it a try well before it's complete, you'll be interested to know that Jaffe and Co. are planning a beta test. This comes directly from Jaffe's Twitter page:

"There will be a beta. Not sure if it's going to be public or just semi-public (i.e. Sony workers, friends,etc)."

Gamers everywhere are hoping for a public beta, especially because that multiplayer action looks downright insane and very fulfilling. Beta are often good for both fans and developers; the feedback designers get is usually invaluable (or so they say), and those seeking to buy get a chance to play for extended periods of time beforehand. Of course, the beta should always be treated as just that - a beta - 'cuz some people forget that. But at any rate, be it public or semi-public...we want in, guys.

Related Game(s): Twisted Metal

Tags: twisted metal, twisted metal beta, ps3

6/21/2010 8:52:18 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (35 posts)

Milonakis
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 9:35:38 PM
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Maybe you'll get in for keeping there secret!

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 9:40:01 PM

Manbearpig!!!! He's gonna eat your children!!! Listen to me! I am cereal!!! :D

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 10:20:23 PM

Super cereal.

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Highlander
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 10:48:48 PM

If Ben scores some beta codes, I would definitely be *more* than interested in participating my self.

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Al Gore
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 11:01:07 PM

I FINALLY FOUND HIM!! THE MANBEARPIG!! DONT BE FOOLED GUYS!! MILONAKIS IS REALLY MANBEARPIG RUN!!

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Milonakis
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 @ 9:45:23 PM

You can't stop me Al Gore!

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 9:38:29 PM
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I would love to get in the beta; but I never get into betas even though I sign up. :(

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Orvisman
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 @ 8:58:24 AM

Sign up for PSN+

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BikerSaint
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 9:39:12 PM
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Ben & Arnold,
May you guys ALWAYS be REWARDED for your year & a 1/2 LOYALTY!

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 9:42:18 PM

Yes, and when you guys are being "rewarded", remember to mention my name. I would like to get a piece of that pie.... hmmmmm...pie.. *drolling*

Last edited by Bugzbunny109 on 6/21/2010 9:51:07 PM

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frylock25
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 9:41:40 PM
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hell yea i want in on the beta. subscribing to qore i got in every beta they put out but one i think. i really thought the game play looks like a lot of fun. i look forward to at least trying this game.

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BikerSaint
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 9:45:28 PM
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yeah Bugzbunny,
Know what ya mean, I never got into a beta either, unless I call my "OnLive" system testing beta, a beta.

Hell, I never even got the chance to test or play a damned single game while in their beta test.

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Highlander
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 11:01:04 PM

You are testing OnLive?

Wow, they exist?

How is the experience with those units, or should I take your continued PS3 use as a sign that OnLive is hardly a threat to the PS3.

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coverton341
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 @ 10:50:13 AM

I think he might be referring to this weird thing that OnLive did where they had you run the specs on your PC and a speedtest pretty much.

I honestly think that whole scene is a lie and when they started getting back results that not everyone in the world had the same speed internet or spec PC they realised it was a crap idea.

At least I hope they realised it was a crap idea.

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FM23
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 10:00:59 PM
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I want to try this before I consider a purchase. Rather have a demo to show some of the single player. I'm starting to get interested in this game after playing Black a little bit yesterday (didn't even know my PS2 still worked...lol), but more or less for the story then the gameplay like most games with me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 10:22:42 PM

PS2's don't die.

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spiderboi
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 11:25:18 PM

'cept for mine. it died while playing MGS3 :( on my 3rd playthrough... Didn't even get to finish FF12.. D'oh!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 @ 12:20:38 AM

You musta hit it with a sledgehammer during the game.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 @ 12:59:02 AM

My PS2 from launch still works. Crazy. Over 10 years old.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 @ 2:00:50 PM

Highlander,

They "supposedly" have gone LIVE on-line last Thursday, June 17th.
And they've also put up a new "Founding members" waiting list sign-up page (which ends midnight July 15th) to get ONLive's monthly fee for free the first year, with a 2nd year option of $4.95 a month(not including the games that are selling so far for their regular MSRP retail prices too).
I can't see them surviving long unless they drastically change their pricing plan to a way lowered game price, especially since you will lose all your bought games if your subscription's not renewed.
http://www.onlive.com/

And since you'll still have to pay for the games, and lose them all if you don't renew your subscription, I'm seeing ONLive only as a expensive games rental system.

Now about my beta, just what Coverton said.
It was just a 7 day PC spec check & ping type test for ONLIVE to Computer compatibility issues, is what I'm guessing.

Anyway, never got their little set box or any other equipment from them to test out the system at all.

And to top it off, the set box & controller wasn't even available, or even out at all, at the time I did their beta last month.

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Alienange
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 10:11:51 PM
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Beta's are a giant waste of time. You seriously want to spend the little amount of gaming time you have in a week playing a beta?? What the heck for? Bragging rights? That's the only possible explanation. Put friggin' trophies in your beta and then you'll have a real reason to brag.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 10:23:16 PM

So... damn man what are you like when you wake up on the WRONG side of the bed?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 @ 12:47:10 AM

Um...to be able to sample a very big game well ahead of time, and even the opportunity to offer feedback, is appealing to many gamers. Doesn't matter to me if you don't get it; I've been in plenty of betas and they're usually fun, and different than your standard gaming experience.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 @ 1:01:28 AM

If there were no beta's Alienage, games would have more bugs then they do now.

Beta's aren't a waste of time, in fact they are necessary.

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EddPm6
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 10:16:44 PM
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I think PSXE users should get another exclusive. ;)

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Highlander
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 10:59:59 PM

I like the way you think.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 10:21:26 PM
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Bad luck with betas lately. If I got an invite I'd try it, but wouldn't expect much.

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Hezzron
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 11:06:45 PM
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I can understand the hesitancy of offering a public beta. Many people probably don't understand that they're playing an unfinished product in a beta. They could be turned off the game by its rudimentary form, and sales could take a bit of a hit.

I'd definitely check it out if it was made available. The last beta I participated in was MAG.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 11:25:10 PM

Me too, and I tried very hard not to let it affect me.

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Scarecrow
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 11:30:06 PM
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I hope it's public, but I also hope that they look very closely at who they invite to the beta.

Like how has the person been a ps3 user, what kin of games he/she buys, etc.

Basically, they should only invite "real gamers."

Or just make it "semi-public." I can enjoy the vids either way.

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Godslim
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 @ 4:49:18 AM
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come on closed beta ;)

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Zorigo
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 @ 5:23:28 AM
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i hope it is public. as of yet, im yet to see whats so amazing about Twisted. until i see something amazing! then i'll pass.

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___________
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 @ 6:08:43 AM
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SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET tooth.
i really cant wait for this, looks like this will be the first game that drags me online it looks really cool!
im really disappointed though there going for a T rating i mean david has such a sick twisted mind (pun not intended) TM rated T is like PoP or mortal kombat rated T.
it just does not suit the series.
i was really hopping for that famous david jaffe brutality craziness and gore, looks like ill have to wait a little longer :(

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AluShady
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 @ 10:18:59 AM
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I wouldn't mind getting into this beta. I've had semi-good luck with getting into them when they are closed or small betas and not open to everyone everywhere. Mostly blizzard games though. D2/WC3/TFT/WoW etc.

This game doesn't look the best to me, but it's Jaffe and it shows a serious amount of potential, especially since the release date is quite a ways away.

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CharlesD
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 @ 2:49:01 PM
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I participated in one beta... Home lol I may have been in one other one but I really don't remember. However, I would be greatly interested in a Twisted Metal beta and if Live can guarantee such a thing, the money is already put aside and ready to go.

And Ben better get into this beta, he most certainly deserves it. Keeping news like that to himself all the way up until E3, being one of the extremely few to know about it is deserving of a beta code.

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