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modeps
03-03-2010, 11:13 AM
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Yesterday we gave out a bunch of codes for the Blur multiplayer beta test that will be starting next week, and today MTV Multiplayer (http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/03/03/blur-multiplayer-allows-competition-across-platforms-and-xbl-silver-accounts) has some pretty cool news for the Bizarre racer. Utilizing Twitter and/or Xbox Live, you'll be able to send challenges to your friends. It doesn't matter if those friends are playing on a PS3, or even using Xbox Live Silver, they'll get to take those challenges on.

"In the single player mode when you finish a race, it records all of your stats and information," he said. "You can choose what you want to put into your challenge and send it to your buddy. He receives that as an Xbox Dashboard message, so he could be playing another game, he could be watching TV on Netflix."

Since no matchmaking occurs within the game, no Silver account is required. Similarly, the Twitter method requires no Gold either, though it does require an Internet connection. The option gave Bizarre a strategy for integrating social media in a way that wouldn't cause over-sharing and constant updating.

"With the Twitter integration, the one thing we didn't want was for it to be this horrible, spammy thing," Wilson stated. "The main reason for having it is so that people on different formats can compete with each other."

I like it... although being a combat heavy game, I wonder just how well this will be implemented.

PatrickRes9
03-03-2010, 04:20 PM
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Yesterday we gave out a bunch of codes for the Blur multiplayer beta test that will be starting next week....

I like it... although being a combat heavy game, I wonder just how well this will be implemented.

Thank you guys so much for the code. (I'm constantly shocked at what EvAv gives away). I'm pretty excited about this, really. I loved Gotham 3-4, and even if the weapons don't thrill you, I read you could turn them off? If done well, the weapons could be a blast, and a nice addition. I can't wait for the 8th. Again, thanks. I'm looking foward to it.