God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta offered to PlayStation Plus members

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A large segment of the PlayStation Plus member population is going to be freaking out tomorrow, because January 8, 2013 is a very big day. The God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta becomes available to all PS+ members after the PlayStation Store opens tomorrow. Expect a server log jam and redonkulously slow download speeds.

Fortunately, those of us who don’t care about Kratos and company’s latest God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta have things to occupy our afternoons as well. The free games this week are Mega Man 9 and 10 for the PS3. I guess PS+ is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Mega Man too. Other specials include Eufloria for the PS3 for $2.50 and NCAA Football 13‘s Recent Winners add-on DLC for free.

Still, all of those pale in comparison to God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta access. It’s one of the most anticipated games of 2013, after all, and one of the biggest exclusives to come to the PS3 this year. Even though it will just be a sampling of what’s to come and will likely be riddled with bugs, I’m sure there are PS3 owners out there who will devote hours to playing. There may even be people who would buy PS+ membership to participate.

Sadly, Vita owners don’t get anything special this week. I’m okay with that. Better than us getting another crappy Vita game like Chronovolt for free. Do yourself a favor, save some Vita memory card space and don’t download that.

Will anyone be partaking of the God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta? I’m not. I’m not a terribly huge fan of the God of War series or the multiplayer betas in general Sony’s made available. I usually end up encountering all the glitches that could possibly glitch. No thanks. I’ll let all you lovely people do the testing instead.

Source [PlayStation Blog]

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  • Nosgoth1979

    I’ve been playing it a bit; there’s the normal ‘rough edges’ you expect in a Beta, but the GoW multiplayer is surprisingly fun. I’m a huge God of War fan though, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the single-player campaign. In fact, I just put the God of War HD Collection and God of War III in my Blockbuster @Home queue, hoping that replaying them would tide me over until Ascension is finally released. I’m actually a bit tempted to pre-order it, but I’m going to resist the urge and stick to my game-buying rule. I picked up the idea from one of my coworkers at DISH a while back, after a few highly hyped games really disappointed me back-to-back. So after that I began renting all my games through DISH’s Blockbuster @Home first, then I decide if I want to buy them. It’s saved me a lot of money on games I probably would’ve regretted buying. And because it’s a flat pay-by-the-month service, my bill is always the same, no matter how many games I fly through in a month!