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Killzone 3 Multiplayer Hands on premieres at PAX 2010

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If you’re heading to the 2010 Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, Washington this weekend, we’ve got a bit of a treat for you: Killzone 3 will be there, and YOU can go hands-on with the game’s multiplayer mode! This will be the first time the Killzone 3 multiplayer mode is accessible to the public, so we’re really anxious to hear what you think. To make sure as many people as possible get a shot, we’ve got 16 multiplayer pods set up, with 8v8 matches rolling over constantly. On top of that there’ll be seven single-player pods available, three of which sport glorious 3D! We’ll be giving away Killzone swag bags at the booth so make sure you get down there early since quantities are limited.

Killzone 3 for PS3 at PAX

So be sure to visit the Killzone 3 booth at PAX 2010 (that’d be the one patrolled by Helghast Troopers), to get your first taste of the game’s single and multiplayer modes. And bring your buddies, because Brutal Melee is also part of the package. ;)

Killzone 3 for PS3 at PAX: card

One last thing: keep your eyes out for collectible art cards we’re giving out at the Killzone 3 booth with the image above. We’ll have specific instructions on there letting you know how YOU can win a Killzone 3 Beta code!

Killzone 3 “Twitter Killzone 3 Feedback” Sweepstakes
Official Rules


Void outside the 50 United States and D.C. and where prohibited.

1. ELIGIBILITY. The Killzone 3 “Twitter Killzone 3 Feedback” Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and are attending the Penny Arcade Expo (“PAX”) located at Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, Washington 98101 and have visited the Killzone 3 booth; played the Killzone 3 video game and received a card with entry instructions. Employees and their immediate family members of Sponsor and their parent and affiliated companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies and any and all other companies associated with this Promotion (“Promotion Entities”) and the employees, agents, officers, directors, and their immediate families (parent, siblings, children and spouse) and persons residing in the same household (whether related or not) of such employees are not eligible to enter or win. Void in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Military installations in foreign countries, anywhere outside of the U.S and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.

2. SPONSOR. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, 919 E. Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404 (the “Sponsor”).

3. TIMING. The Promotion begins on September 3, 2010 at 10:00a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) and ends on September 5, 2010 at 10:00p.m. PST (the “Promotion Period).

4. TO ENTER. Anytime during the Promotion Period Entrant may enter as many times as they like but may only win once. To enter Entrant should (1)have played the Killzone 3 game and received a card with entry instructions; (2) sign into their Twitter account (“Account”) or, if Entrant is not already a member become a member of and sign into their Account. Please note that Entrants must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Service in order to create a Twitter account visit (3) tweet a message that contains feedback to the Killzone 3 game Entrant has just played as a targeted reply to @PlayStation using Twitter’s “@Reply” function along with exactly the following unique term (“Term”) in their tweet message “#Killzone3PAX” (collectively, “Entry”).

5. ENTRY CONDITIONS AND RELEASE. Sponsor, at its sole discretion, may accept a mis-typed Term or Entry. If Entrant’s Twitter account is set to “protected mode”, their updates/responses will not be visible in Sponsor’s @Reply inbox; and, therefore, will not be received by Sponsor, resulting in Entrant’s failure to enter the Promotion. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by Entrant’s online service will apply. If Entrant opts to receive Sponsor’s tweets via their wireless mobile device (which may only be available via participating wireless carriers), standard text messaging rates, airtime and carrier charges will apply for each text message sent or received from their handset according to the terms and conditions of Entrant’s service agreement with their wireless carrier. Entrant understands that by participation in this Sweepstakes via mobile phone or text message, if they are a potential winner, the Sponsor may contact Entrant via mobile phone or text message, which will be subject to the charges pursuant to their carrier’s rate plan. Entrant must have a mobile phone with text messaging capabilities to enter using Twitter. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures, malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or unforeseen schedule changes that may limit an Entrant’s ability to participate in the Promotion, even if caused by Sponsor’s negligence. Sponsor is not responsible for changes to Entrant’s contact information. Entries not satisfying these Official Rules are automatically disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to modify, cancel or suspend this Promotion should virus, bugs unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Promotion or Sponsor otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the Promotion as planned. Entrants who violate these Official Rules, tamper with the operation of the Promotion or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Promotion or any other entrant (in each case as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the Promotion. All entries become the sole property of Sponsor and receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Any individual who attempts or otherwise encourages, directly or indirectly, the entry of multiple or false contact information under multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to enter or encourage, directly or indirectly, multiple or false entries, as determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter account by

6. RANDOM DRAWING. Ten (10) Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. Prize drawing will be conducted by Sponsor whose decisions shall be final and binding. Winners shall be notified via Twitter using the Direct Message function.

7. PRIZES. Each winner will receive an invitation to participate in the Killzone 3 Beta (“Beta”).

8. WINNERS: Potential winners will be notified on Twitter by Direct Message to the potential winner’s account which shall be revealed at a later time due to the time-sensitive nature of the information. Potential winners will receive a voucher code which will be redeemed via the PlayStation 3 XMB in order to download the Beta. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each prize is $0.00. No prize substitution or cash equivalent permitted. Each prize is non-transferable. Sponsor, in their sole discretion, may substitute a prize (or prize component) of equal or greater value due to unavailability of prize (or prize component) for any reason. Sponsor is not responsible for changes to the Twitter Direct Message function that may interfere with winner notification. At the sole discretion of the Sponsor, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate winner may result from any of the following: (1) Failure of notification due to deactivation of the potential winner’s account prior to receipt of notification; or (2) a potential winner’s failure to become a follower of @PlayStation, resulting in the potential winner’s failure to receive a Direct Message from Sponsor; or (3) a potential winner’s account “protected mode” is set so that the potential winner’s updates/responses may not be visible in Sponsor’s @Reply inbox; or (4) a potential winner’s failure to include “#Killzone3PAX” and feedback regarding the Killzone 3 game or (5) any other non-compliance with the Official Rules.

9. GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES. By entering, all entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding. By accepting prize, each winner grants to Sponsor the right to use his/her name, likeness, image, voice, hometown, and biographical information in advertising, trade and promotion, including on the Internet or via wireless application protocol, without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. All prize claims are subject to verification by Sponsor. Participants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotional agencies, wholesalers and retailers, and each of the foregoing entities’ employees, officers, directors, shareholders and agents (collectively the “Released Parties”), from and against any and all claims, actions and/or liability for any injuries or death, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in the Promotion or acceptance or use of any prize. The Released Parties are not responsible or liable for any incorrect or inaccurate information, and assume no responsibility for (i) any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in operation. By participating, entrants agree to comply with these rules. Any participant who attempts to tamper with this Promotion in any way shall be disqualified. Additional restrictions may apply.

10. ODDS OF WINNING. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

11. PROMOTION RESULTS. You may request the names of winners by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope by October 31, 2009 to “Twitter Killzone 3 Feedback” Sweepstakes Winner’s List, 919 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City, California 94404.

12. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION. The information necessary to operate the Promotion was collected by Sponsor at the time of entry, and without limiting Sponsor’s rights under its privacy policies with regards to its use of the information, will be used to contact you specifically for operation of the Promotion. Information collected in connection with the Promotion will otherwise be collected in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy, available at By agreeing to these Official Rules, you are also agreeing to the terms of Sponsor’s privacy policy.

13. RESTRICTIONS. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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Aryeh Loeb said:

September 1st, 10:11 am

Hi all, any questions? Feel free to ask. But be sure to come to PAX for goodies and your hands on.

crunchmonkey said:

September 1st, 10:15 am

Do you have to attend the event to get a beta code? I can’t go but obviously I would love the chance to get a hold of the beta.

craigster00 said:

September 1st, 10:15 am

Any way to get a beta key if you aren’t going to PAX?

gamer4ever77 said:

September 1st, 10:18 am

I don’t know if this has been revealed yet or not, but how many max players will the full game’s multiplayer mode have?

Rafael14 said:

September 1st, 10:19 am

awww man, i cant go to pax ):

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    Aryeh Loeb said:

    September 1st, 10:24 am

    Sorry to hear that!

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Aryeh Loeb said:

September 1st, 10:19 am

Not right now. :( There will be other chances to get your hands on one of the codes, but this is for PAX attendees only. Sry!

warezIbanez said:

September 1st, 10:20 am

Is there still time to get tickets?

Deviil-Boy said:

September 1st, 10:21 am

Hello, any chance to get code for Europe countries ?

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    Aryeh Loeb said:

    September 1st, 10:23 am

    We will make sure to distribute Beta Access evenly between Europe and the US of course!

GAM3R_16 said:

September 1st, 10:23 am

@3 same, I should have bought my badge online early…. sigh :(

Kornkid52 said:

September 1st, 10:24 am

I’ll be there but will the codes be given out through out the day or at certain times like noon only type of deal, Sony did that last year like mag swag at noon R&C at 1. Can’t wait gonna be SICK

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    Aryeh Loeb said:

    September 1st, 10:28 am

    You are going to have to try and get your hands on one of those art cards and take it from there. :)

SpyDudeFX said:

September 1st, 10:25 am

Aryeh love your avatar, that needs to be in the PS Store along with tons of KZ content like dynamic themes. Can’t wait for the beta, game looks awesome!

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    Aryeh Loeb said:

    September 1st, 10:30 am

    Thanks! When we are ready to post art (like this), screenshots and video you can find it at in the Media Hub. I will see what can be done about my avatar. There is some art and concepts on there already for HD download.

Cobra1 said:

September 1st, 10:26 am

See you there! :)

ANUBIS209 said:

September 1st, 10:26 am

They should give us Playstation Plus suscribers the beta code like how SONY had advertised. So whats up with the codes?

Deviil-Boy said:

September 1st, 10:30 am

Thank you for the answer, I have another question, Will be Killzone 3 running at 60fps like CoD in 1080p ? Thx

B1gg_Randall said:

September 1st, 10:36 am

I hope I get in the beta..BTW I want your avatar on the PS Store so I can buy

gaytan-89 said:

September 1st, 10:36 am

Will we be able to cusomize weapons?

VJKdotCC said:

September 1st, 10:37 am

BETA CODES for PS PLUS users PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!

AdjoFTW said:

September 1st, 10:40 am

@12 CoD runs at 600p and is upscaled to 1080p. So it’s not really full 1080p >.<

jedi_webslinger said:

September 1st, 10:40 am

I hope PS Plus owners will get a beta code for this.

SPARDA said:

September 1st, 10:42 am

I would join PS Plus just for the chance to get in the beta…. :)

Top-Bandit said:

September 1st, 10:47 am

Beta?…hook me up. Im on the KZ forums!…remember me GG!!!

rltonin said:

September 1st, 10:48 am

Awesome, wish I could be there!
Will the beta be avaliable for everybody or just the PSN+ users?

Anyway, KZ3 will be my personal birthday gift and I just can’t wait!
Hugs from Brazil.

Lagspike_exe said:

September 1st, 10:48 am

Are you going to announce the date open beta launches during PAX?

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    Aryeh Loeb said:

    September 1st, 10:52 am

    No, we’ll keep that a secret for now. But that shouldn’t stop anyone from going to our booth at PAX :)

ATOMS11 said:

September 1st, 10:49 am

I thought having PlayStation Plus would give us access to Betas?

Deviil-Boy said:

September 1st, 10:49 am

@16 : Yeah, It runs @ 640p, but I want to see Killzone 3 running @60fps in 1080p ;)

Destiny89 said:

September 1st, 10:50 am

Would be great if you guys give out special codes for PSN+ members

Blakpanther25 said:

September 1st, 11:00 am

Will PSN+ users get a beta code sometime down the road?

IPumpMyGun said:

September 1st, 11:05 am

Aryeh Loeb: Is the medic revive in the opposite direction going to be fixed?

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    Aryeh Loeb said:

    September 1st, 11:10 am

    Sry, could you elaborate? I don’t understand the question.

Kchow23 said:

September 1st, 11:13 am

aside from the exoskeleton are there any other vehicles? like the tank?

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    Aryeh Loeb said:

    September 1st, 11:14 am

    Did you see the MP trailer? It has a little sneak peek right at the end, after the end logo even…Jetpacks!

Korbei83 said:

September 1st, 11:16 am

What’s the plan for Move in MP?

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    Aryeh Loeb said:

    September 1st, 11:23 am

    Move will be supported throughout the game, so in MP as well. And so will 3D by the way. Everything you get in the SP campaign, Move, 3D, Visuals, will be in MP as well. We refuse to compromise on those things, going from SP to MP.

Appo said:

September 1st, 11:20 am

Yes, yes, YES!!!

Daimomaru said:

September 1st, 11:21 am

Has killzone 3 been refined graphic wise?…I don’t know how could you top Killzone 2’s visuals o__O.

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    Aryeh Loeb said:

    September 1st, 11:23 am

    Yes, of course. More on that in due time…

Blakpanther25 said:

September 1st, 11:22 am

you guys talked about a party system and joining friends from the side list but can I send a party invite to a friends?

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    Aryeh Loeb said:

    September 1st, 11:24 am

    Of course! Joining and inviting will all be super easy and quick. That was one of our main focus points.

gtamike_TSGK said:

September 1st, 11:23 am

I want beta key, I beat killzone 2 on hardest setting lol :)

Kirkpad said:

September 1st, 11:27 am

I’m guessing these are codes for the more closed beta, as I would hope all North American PLUS users will get into some kind of BETA.

TEC-WeaponX said:

September 1st, 11:29 am

Hey Aryeh, glad you guys are distributing codes to both US and EU evenly, but please don’t forget about us here in Australia!

It’s bad enough we don’t get any expo’s like this, e3 or gamescon here. :(
Have fun to everyone attending. And if they let you.. Record some footage! :D

– EXC355UM

Blakpanther25 said:

September 1st, 11:29 am

“Of course! Joining and inviting will all be super easy and quick. That was one of our main focus points.”

sweet i shall be buying three copies than (i bought 2 copies of kZ2) one for me and my brothers. I know you guys have added a lot of good things in Killzone 3. I don’t if you are allowed to answer this question but i would like to know if there is local multiplayer with support of 4-players with possible LAN? or any other form of local multiplayer? Thank you anyway


kenny-1995 said:

September 1st, 11:30 am

Is it possible to get unlockables that change the colour of your Helgast eyes online?
I wanna play a helgast with evil green eyes!!

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    Aryeh Loeb said:

    September 1st, 11:35 am

    I’ll see what our art-director has to say about that… :P

S-E-G said:

September 1st, 11:31 am

i hate the colors shown in that pic above

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    Aryeh Loeb said:

    September 1st, 11:43 am

    Wow…way to put a downer on a good party! :) I’m sorry you feel that way.

vcotson said:

September 1st, 11:40 am

by any chance when will this site work for us

and PLEASE PLEASE GIVE PLUS MEMBERS close beta ACCESS =) love you guys but please let this be the 1st REAL BETA promised to us playstation plus members =)

Apolloeye said:

September 1st, 11:43 am

In MP will we still be able to build turrets and other things…?

Also is the hybrid perk system still in place for MP?

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    Aryeh Loeb said:

    September 1st, 11:48 am

    Yes, you will still be able to build Turrets and call on Sentry drones. The Medic is now also equipped with a Mini Drone. This is a small drone that will follow the Medic around and provide cover fire. The Career system has been completely revamped, and made a lot better. You will be able to start in your chosen career straight away. There are abilities that carry across all Careers to cater to different play styles.

    That’s the short answer, but there is a lot more to it!

Blakpanther25 said:

September 1st, 11:49 am

i can’t wait for this game come out……i just they get rid or fix the heavy assault class rocket launchers….those things were so broken in killzone 2 lol

today is a good day

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Aryeh Loeb said:

September 1st, 11:57 am

Hi all,

My time is up. Thanks for your attention everybody! What I like to do is go back to this thread tomorrow and see if there are any outstanding questions that I can answer. So don’t be shy! And be sure to check back in. But for now I have to run.


Gonzalo1495 said:

September 1st, 11:59 am

Are there any chances maybe a expo with killzone 3 could come to florida, which maybe could hold a chance of obtaining a beta key? ;)

MistaYayo said:

September 1st, 12:01 pm

Hey! Alittle help anyone, but when exactly is PAX? i kno its right around da corner.

Crimson_Ryan said:

September 1st, 12:02 pm

Is there any news on avatars for PSN? Or dynamic themes? Believe us, if you don’t already know, we’re craving some Killzone avatars really bad!

If possible, can you guys elaborate on the beta? Are Playstation Plus users confirmed to get the beta? Or is it still a tight-lipped subject?

WindedHero said:

September 1st, 12:03 pm

Why can’t we have cool events on the geographic center of the contiguous United States? I would rather drive from Michigan to Lebanon, Kansas than fly to Seattle Washington. These sorts of things need to happen in the middle where everyone is more equally as far away.

Just sayin’.


September 1st, 12:08 pm

Will any of the new abilities or weapons be shown a PAX?

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    Aryeh Loeb said:

    September 2nd, 1:08 am

    Most of the new abilities are in the PAX demo. But they are still subject to change, as nothing is final yet.

Jeigh said:

September 1st, 12:08 pm

Getting into the KZ2 Beta would be the ultimate validation of PS Plus. (And perhaps just a tiny, tiny, tiny portion of the single-player campaign for us to “test” as well for you…)

… and Little Big Planet 2…. >.>

headwing45 said:

September 1st, 12:09 pm

What about co-op, That was the only thing lacking in KZ1 for me

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