by Nick Puleo 1
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Diablo 3 External Beta Begins Q3 2011

Blizzard has announced on Activision's latest quarterly earnings call to investors that Diablo 3 should be see the light of day in 2011 - at least in beta form.  According to Blizzard's head honcho Mike Morhaime the game has just reached a milestone.

by Nick Puleo 11
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  • playstation network

PlayStation Network May Not Be Fully Operational Until May 31st

The latest update on the PlayStation Network's outage comes courtesy of Bloomberg News.  A PlayStation spokesperson confirmed to the news agency via phone that right now Sony hopes to have the services up and running before May 31st at the latest - almost a full 6 weeks after the system was taken down due to a security breach which resulted in the possible theft of millions of user accounts.  The representitive said Sony was "uncertain" of exactly when they could begin restoring services.

by Jim McLaughlin 4
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  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
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Brink: One Last Preview

Splash Damage has a tall order. They always have. Since the announcement and unveiling of Brink at E3 and PAX 2009, respectively, they've held strong to their original vision for a game that seamlessly blends single-player, co-op, and multiplayer experiences. This week the internet is abuzz about Brink, and critics the world over are poised to release their opinions into our laps (including one of my favorite critics, Co-Optimus' very own Andrew Gaskill).

by Nick Puleo 0
Review
  • xbox 360
  • pc

Soundscience Rokus 3D 2.1 Speaker System Review

Our latest hardware review focuses on a premium set of speakers from PC manufacturer Antec. Designed to simulate 3D audio out of 2 speakers, the Soundscience Rokus 3D 2.1 might be perfect for those with limited space for a full 5.1 system. We dive into the system in our latest review.

by Tally Callahan 0
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  • pc

Free Sanctum DLC and Updated Demo Launching Next Week

Indie TD/FPS hybrid Sanctum gets some free DLC next week, apparently including "new content and updates, as well as a map." Well, the map part is clear (which is excellent news, boosting the map count of the game from 3 up to 4), but as for what "new content and updates" details is anyone's guess. Coffee Stain Studios has revealed this is just the first of a group of content updates planned to release over the coming months. I'm fairly confident that one of these content updates will introduce 4-player co-op into the game (Sanctum currently only has 2-player co-op), a much-requested feature that the devs have said is in the works.

by Tally Callahan 4
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  • xbox 360
  • nintendo wii

No Rock Band 4 This Year, But Lots of DLC Planned

Harmonix has confirmed that there will be no new Rock Band game this year. They have no immediate plans for a sequel, but are currently working on new concepts to advance the Rock Band franchise. The good news for all you Rock Band fans out there is that there's plenty of DLC planned for this year instead. Reportedly, tracks from Ozzy Osbourne, Lady Gaga, and the Foo Fighters are planned to be available for download later this month. 

by Nick Puleo 1
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Pre-Load Brink Now on Steam

If you've pre-ordered Brink on Steam you might want to fire up the service and hit the pre-load button on the game.  The download weighs in over 5GB - so depending on your connection - it could take a while.  Pre-loading gives you the ability to play the game as soon as its "officially" released, which by the countdown clock on Steam will be Tuesday, May 10th at 12:01 AM.   Just fire up your steam client, click on Brink in your library and click pre-load.

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