The Average Gamer

Daily News – Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta, BCS Animation Competition and From Dust

TAG_DPadSmallThe post-E3 trickle of gaming news continues with today’s selection of choice offerings.

Nintendo 3DS owners will be able to get their hands on the original Kirby adventure Kirby’s Dream Land later on this week from the Nintendo eShop for €4.

The Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta kicks off tomorrow – 28th June 2011 – for all inFamous 2 and PlayStation Plus owners. There’s a multiplayer beta FAQ available and if you follow the Naughty Dog Twitter account you will get to find out as soon as the beta starts. Check out the video showing off the co-op Hunter multiplayer mode which will be available to play between the 4th-8th July 2011.

From Dust, the latest game from Eric Chahi, the creator of the Amiga Classics Another World and Flashback, will be available to download on 27th July for 1200 MS points from Xbox LIVE Arcade. PlayStation 3 and PC versions will be available later in the year. Described as a “spiritual heir” to Populous, you have to manipulate an archipelago environment in order to save and enlighten a nomadic tribe. Here’s the official From Dust trailer.

The British Computer Society (BCS) is running an animation competition for students at Universities, Higher and Further Educational Establishments in 2011.

The theme of this animation competition would be an animation, lasting say 2 or 3 minutes, on the benefits of computing, working in computing, and should also include a positive aspect of BCS – the animation to be hosted by the relevant university, and the links submitted to the BCS by Tuesday 5 July 2011

Initial judging will be done via an online public vote to find the 10 most popular animations. Then a panel of judges will pick the final 5 animations from these 10 animations plus 2 wildcard entries per judge. Certificates from the BCS will be awarded to the winners and runners-up in the competition. The contact email for this competition is: Good luck to those who enter.

Operation Flashpoint: Red River “Valley of Death” DLC is now available on the PlayStation Store for £4.79 and will be available tomorrow on Xbox LIVE for 560 MS Points. The DLC pack contains 8 new Fireteam Engagements playable in single-player or in 4 player online co-op set across new locales. Here’s a breakdown of the 8 new missions and a trailer:

  • 2 new Combat Sweep missions
  • 2 new CSAR missions
  • 2 new Last Stand missions
  • 2 new Rolling Thunder missions