Daily Gaming: January 28, 2011

The date for QuakeCon 2011 was announced today, the gaming festival will run from August 4 - 7. We also have details on the open beta for Battlestar Galactica Online, the Crysis 2 multiplayer beta for the PC, a whole load of new Sony Online Entertainment games coming to the PSN and news of Black Ops hackers being banned on the PlayStation 3.

General News

QuakeCon 2011 Dates Announced

The official dates for QuakeCon 2011 were announced earlier today. The festival will run from August 4 - 7. The event is free to attend and you'll get the chance to play many upcoming ID and Bethesda titles during your time there.

Windows News

Battlestar Galactica Online - Open beta date announced

A post on the official Battlestar Galactica Online forum has been made that discusses the upcoming release date for the open beta of the long awaited free-to-play browser based game. The open beta will launch on February 8 around the world and come in a variety of different languages. The game has been well received by early beta tests and we hope it manages to outdo many browser based multiplayer games that have never had a great reaction.

Crysis 2 - PC Beta to come

A tweet by Crytek has made mention that a PC version of the multiplayer demo released for the Xbox 360 earlier this week, will be coming out soon. They have also said that it will be released before the game hits the stores, so you will at least get to try out the multiplayer side of the game early.

PlayStation 3 News

Host of new Sony Online Entertainment games coming to PSN

Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) today announced a number of new games that will be hitting the PlayStation Networking later this year. The list includes Plants vs. Zombies, Acceleration of Suguri X Edition, Slam Bolt Scrappers, Akimi Village, Sideway, and Rochard. SOE have stated that the first release from this set will be Plants Vs. Zombies.

Latest PlayStation 3 firmware update bans Black Ops hackers

According to a post on Joystick, any players who used hacks or cheats with Call of Duty: Black Ops and have just upgraded to the new PlayStation 3 firmware that was released yesterday, are now banned from the playing the game online. A number of games have suffered, with some even stating that they never cheated on the game in the first place. We'll have to see how this one plays out, but Black Ops on the PS3 has been plagued with problems, not just the hacks and cheaters.

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