The Average Gamer

Daily News – Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Multiplayer Beta, Portal 2, OnLive UK Launch And Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Welcome to today’s gaming news.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations:

Ubisoft have announced that the Assassin’s Creed: Revelations multiplayer beta will begin on the 3rd Sep 2011 for PlayStation Plus and PlayStation 3 Uplay users only. Sorry, Xbox 360 owners no multiplayer stabby time for you lot. The beta will run until the 11th Sep and includes:

  • 3 maps – Constantinople, Knight’s Hospital and Antioch
  • 9 characters – the Bombardier, the Trickster, the Champion, the Sentinel, the Deacon, the Vanguard, the Vizier, the Guardian and the Thespian/li>
  • 4 multiplayer modes – Artifact Assault, Wanted, Manhunt, and Deathmatch

Portal 2:

Valve Software recently ran a competition asking people to create a music video for the Portal 2 track Exile, Vilify. You can view the winners here. There are a few Portal 2 spoilers in the videos, so don’t watch them if you’ve not played the game yet.

The video that caught my eye was this one featuring Megan Gardner (NekoNariko) as Chell and a giant squishy companion cube. I want that companion cube. It looks so comfy.



The cloud gaming service OnLive will launch in the UK on the 22nd Sep 2011. OnLive, which launched in the US in June 2011, steams videogames via a broadband connection so they can be played on a PC/Mac. You can rent or buy games individually or subscribe to the PlayBack service for a monthly free and play as many games as you want. There are currently over 100 games available. UK pricing has yet to be announced. announced the date last night along with the bombshell that thousands of OnLive microconsoles will be given out free to Eurogamer Expo attendees. With the microconsole you can play OnLive games on your TV rather than being tied to your PC/Mac.

OnLive -  microconsole and wireless controller

OnLive microconsole and wireless controller

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3:

GAME have announced that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be playable at GAMEFest in Birmingham between the 16-18th Sep 2011. That’s a full 7 weeks before the game is officially released!

Here’s the latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 trailer showing off the game’s survival mode, purple smoke grenades and a poor doggie getting shot amidst all the carnage. Yeah, you could say this trailer is somewhat action-packed.

(Hat tip to @StickTwiddlers for the giant squishy companion cube link)