Welcome to Beyond Co-Op, a weekly piece that talks about industry stories that may or may not be related to co-op gaming.
The stories for this week:
- EA Giving BF 1943 Vouchers to PS3 BF3 Owners as Originally Promised
- Ridge Racer Vita Has Only 3 Courses (Used Before in Series) and 5 Cars
- Skyrim Seems to Contain Much of Tamriel As Well, Tied to DLC?
- New Xbox Dashboard Comes December 6th
- Infinity Blade 2 Next Week
EA Giving BF 1943 Vouchers to PS3 BF3 Owners as Originally Promised
There was a bit of an uproar when Battlefield 3 was released on the PS3 and the promised Battlefield 1943 download voucher was not included, a bonus for the PS3 version over the 360 version. Well, EA has finally decided to let said owners download 1943 and the link below has all the details.
Source: Electronic Arts
Ridge Racer Vita Has Only 3 Courses (Used Before in Series) and 5 Cars
I will say the game looks nice for a handheld one, but news came out that Ridge Racer Vita (cue Kaz Harai saying “Riddddddddddddddddddge Racer!”) will only include 3 courses, all of which have been used in the series before and only 5 cars to drive with. There will be DLC down the line, but the quantity at purchase is just so low that any sort of quality decision is moot honestly.
Skyrim Seems to Contain Much of Tamriel As Well, Tied to DLC?
Good old “noclip” mode strikes again. This time a Finnish blogger turned on noclip on his PC version of Skyrim and found that he could travel into Tanriel and see many landmarks. It isn’t much of a stretch that this having been built may be tied into upcoming DLC for the title, but that is pure speculation on my part. You can see pictures of the area at the link below.
New Xbox Dashboard Comes December 6th
For those of us not in the preview program, the Xbox Dashboard will see an update on December 6 that includes cloud saving, the new “Mango” (Windows 7 Phone) style look, advanced voice and motion features throughout the dashboard and Bing voice search.
Source: Major Nelson
Infinity Blade 2 Next Week
I usually don’t talk about mobile gaming, but Chair’s Infinity Blade 2 for the iOS is really the only notable release this week and given how well the original was received, I feel this should be noted. I don’t have an iOS device capable of playing this, but I’ve heard good things about the first one.