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First “Resistance” Tourney Registration Opens Today

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My name is Greg Phillips and I’m a line producer here at SCEA. For the past seven years, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with Insomniac Games on everything from Spyro the Dragon 2 and 3, also as a tester to every Ratchet & Clank game and most recently Resistance: Fall of Man.

I wanted to let you know that registration for the first inaugural national Resistance: Fall of Man tournament starts today. This is something we’re really fired up about. It’s time to start identifing some of the best ROFM players in the US. Click here for tourney details. The folks in our legal department have asked me to remind everyone that you must be 18 to participate and a US resident. Space is limited, so get in there quick if you meet all of the requirements.

A big thanks to Insomniac Games, Global Gaming League, GameStop and GamePlay HD for helping us make this happen. While those of us that work for SCE and Insomniac are ineligible to compete, you can find various Insomniacs online every first and third Friday of the month from 5-6pm PST for Resistance Fridays. The players differ from week to week, with everyone from the studio including Insomniac head honcho Ted Price joining in the fun. The next Resistance Friday is, coincidentally, this Friday, June 22nd. Also, check back on this blog soon for an update on the map pack and global server.

And, finally, as E3 draws closer, I’ll have an update to share on Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, featuring a sneak peak at what we will be showing at E3. As a hint, this level, along with Kerchu City, was briefly shown in our first trailer back in March.

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  • It sucks you have to be over 18 to play, but it sounds like it’s going to be lots of fun.

  • self.confessed.cynic

    Cool – good to see this up – I’d love it if you guys post replays of the matches on your site / playstation.com / have them downloadable over the PSN (the last one being the best if possible).

    Commentators would be cool too… pref developers. I’d love to hear how the pvp space has evolved from your initial thoughts on how the game would be like.

    Anyhow, any news on PSN downloads for the actual game?

    : /

  • sweet ill sign up and cant wait for E3

  • Wow, I was thinking about entering this, until I went online with R:FOM and got whooped all over Manchester. I then decided I should leave this to the pros.

  • I wish I was eighteen, damn it. I love Resistance, one of the best Fps in years.

    []^XO

  • You guys should put a counter on the site counting down the days till E3, like http://www.ign.com has it. I wonder what other suprises Sony will have in store. Cant Wait!!!!

    []^XO

  • Resistance is a great FPS offline but also online, members our site PS3focus.nl having a lot of battles. Also the off PS magazine in the Netherlands had a own clan on Socom…they stopt and made the clan agian for RFOM. there are a lott of clan battles here in the Netherlands with that kicking ass online part off RFOM.

    I also cant wait for the E3, I hope this blog will explode with info and gamemovies….

    But I have a question

    THERE IS A RUMOUR THAT UNREAL 3 WILL BE TIME EXCLUSIVE FOR THE ps3 AND THE PC…IS THAT TRUE??

  • yay~! I better practice my skills

  • To Doom:

    No, I don’t think so, Unreal Tournament III will come for three consoles at the same time as mentioned by Epic games in Gamepro magazine. I wish it was though, I guess because of the successs of Gears of War, they decided to also release it on the 360.

    []^XO

  • To DooM: Unreal 3 will be multi-platform in PC (including Linux), Mac, PS3, and XBOX 360. (They change their mind at official announcement in January of this year)

  • Well thank you for making it for US residents only, guess the rest don’t matter eh? ;-) Can I get my money back? :-P

  • When are the new R:FOM maps coming?

    []^XO

  • ^They are coming soon.

    As for the tournament, I wish luck to all the participants. Too bad I’m not 18, in the US, and that I’m going away for three weeks :(
    Is there a chance that we will be able to spectate some of the matches?

  • I’m no US residence, and I like Resistance, how can I register for this tourney?

  • To answer:

    self.confessed.cynic: More info on the maps is coming soon. Very soon. Please be patient just a little bit longer.

    Godofwar55555: Suggestion noted on the count down timer. Personally, I think count down timers need to be saved for special occasions. GTA IV and GoW: Chains of Olympus are two recent examples of this. And the Simpsons game, as the timing was oddly approapriate following the GTA IV count down timer.

    GP

  • Resistance tournament! Sweeet. Resistance downloadable content would be sweeter. Resistance 2 or a PSP version would be the sweetest. Bang Bang!

  • To Greg Phillips:

    E3 is a special occasion, during what other time of the year do all three console manufacturers make announcements about new games, when are games that have been in development for years finally shown (Killzone 2) and release dates for the biggest games are announced. That is not a special occasion, are you kidding.

    []^XO

  • hey Greg is there any chance of new single player levels coming to PSN. I loved the single player as much as the multi player

  • man the more tournaments the better…also suggestion: maybe have something to show the differents between us normal gamers and big developers post? i like reading developer posts than 500 peoples opinions…just a suggestion :) thank you

  • I would have loved to join the tourney, but some of our states have weird laws. Not all States in the US can participate. For those of you that are entering there are game specifics and settings available on the official rules site.
    Start Practicing.

    Game Settings & Specifications (1v1 Individual Competition):

    Stage 1 and 2

    Settings:
    Any setting not listed below should be left at default
    Game Name: To be determined by the match host
    Game Type: Conversion
    Map: Set by the Tournament Producer per round – see the Match Details page to determine which maps to play
    Minimum Players: 2
    Maximum Players: 2
    Timer: 10
    Rounds: 3
    Infinite Rounds: No
    Private Game: Yes
    Late Join: No
    Map Vote: Yes
    Allow Spectators: No* (If a GGL Admin or broadcaster requests to sit in to observe and/or record the match, Spectators should be allowed. A GGL Admin will contact the players in advance of the match if this is the case.)

    Game Options:
    One Hit Kills: No
    Health Regeneration: Yes

    Map Options:
    Radar: Yes
    Show Enemies on Map: Default

    Weapon Options:
    Use default (L209 LAARK must be disabled)

    Game Mode Options:
    Number of lives as human: 4
    Number of lives as Chimera: 1

    Game Settings & Specifications (3v3 Team Competition):

    Stage 1 and 2

    Settings:
    Any setting not listed below should be left at default
    Game Name: To be determined by the match host
    Game Type: Team Deathmatch (3v3)
    Map: Set by the Tournament Producer per round – see the Match Details page to determine which maps to play
    Minimum players: 6
    Maximum players: 6
    Timer: 15 minutes
    Rounds: 2
    Round Balancing: Off
    Infinite Rounds: No
    Private Game: Yes
    Late Join: No
    Map Vote: No
    Allow Spectators: No* (If a GGL Admin or broadcaster requests to sit in to observe and/or record the match, Spectators should be allowed. A GGL Admin will contact the players in advance of the match if this is the case.)

    Game Options:
    Friendly Fire: No
    Number of Lives: Off
    One Hit Kills: No
    Health Regeneration: Yes

    Map Options:
    Radar: Yes
    Show Teammates on Map: Default
    Show Enemies on Map: Default

    Weapon Options:
    L209 LAARK must be disabled
    Infinite Ammo: No
    Spawn with Random Weapons: Off
    Weapon Damage Modifier: 100%

    Game Mode Options:
    Blue Team Species: Mixed
    Orange Team Species: Mixed
    Points to Win: 400

  • Good stuff. i know a few friends that will be all over this. I like FPSs, but I’m not great at them, so i’m gonna have to sit this one out.

  • 40cal: No, sorry, we are not planning to do any updates or expansions to the single player campaign at this time.

    GP

  • Sounds cool!

  • cool stuf im all registered!

  • Thanks Guys, that rumour of Unreal 3 was on the Dutch gamesites and they said Sony will anouce it on E3…
    But no prob……

  • I’ll watch from the north sideline… eh! : (

  • Nice to see that the US gets it’s first official Resistance tourney. In South-East Asia, there already was one back in March, but the prizes weren’t as good as these been offered, but then there is a huge difference in the userbase. I’m hoping that once Home comes out, there’ll be some worldwide tournaments for games like MotorStorm, F1 and Resistance. Is this something that is being considered Sony?

  • so no Canadians? =\

  • Will there be a way for fans of the game to view the tournament? Like on tv or something, please let me know.

    []^XO

  • I’m gonna say this now, as I cannot compete due to my Canadianess: Taggers from the back and shotgun users will win. Hands down. You’ll see the interview after the final 1v1 and the interviewer will say,”What weapon do you think is the best in your opinion? Winner: “Well, the bullseye is good to get quick kills, as well as the shotgun, and the 40 mm grenade are good weapons to rely on.”

  • If only I could afford a PLAYSTATION 3, I could be playing Resistance and soon the new R&C game. :(

  • Wheres the love for Canada!? I mean come on… why are you guys leaving us in the shadows? I love this game but I’d like to participate in this tournament but I CAN’t… I’m not from the U.S.A >.> please tell me your making a Canadian exclusive one too. LOVE YOUR GAME BY THE WAY!

  • @Razor210

    1v1 Conversion the default weapon options are Shotgun and LAARK disabled.

  • Need to practice my skill and I wonder when the Resistences II will be develop xD

  • @Herby
    I’m going by that previous post, and I didn’t see Rossmore 236 up there. If you could link to a site with the rules, it would be much appreciated.

  • @ Razor210

    Sure man no problem.
    http://images.innovyx.net/dp/scea/tournament/officialrules.html

    I copied and pasted directly from the site. If you create a custom game using game type conversion you will see that Shotgun and LAARK are already disabled. I don’t know why they specified LAARK being disabled.

  • Aww, I’m under 18. :(

    Ah well. You guys did a GREAT job on Resistance: Fall of Man, and I’m barely waiting for the sequel!

  • Needs more contests open to Canadians. I like that Playstation.ca is now available, but it’s kind of bare at the moment. :(

  • Why is that person fighting the Widowmaker with a sniper rifle?

  • Make sure you don’t invite anyone from Manchester.

  • To Greg:

    Have you ever heard anything about the mouse support? I’ve been dying for this from the ever beginning – tho I’ve already beanten the game with a controller – and it sucked.

  • Even though I meet all the requirements I won’t be able to participate. Good luck to those entering. Kick some butt and have fun!

  • I can’t wait to play in this. I registered yesterday, for 1v1. Good luck to you all! :)

  • what about canada? eh!

  • GREAT! Just 1 problem..

    -I play in both worlds, both are good, but only one fullfills.. the 360 world! it offers a better online experience. It succeds because of one simple thing: EVERYONE has a voice comunicator headset! This is such a simple BASIC thing to bring ppl together, i have 360 friends all around the world and ive met some interesting ppl.

    Ive played 100 fall of man online games with a bluetooth headset and ive never heard a single voice besides my own.
    SO FOR PEATS SAKE SONY!…get headsets out there already…How long is it gonna take? till home comes? a year? Is there even an ability to voice chat over fall of man????

    So whats the problem?
    Lackluster online experinces creates uncontrollable feeling of NOT CARING about this tournament.

    The worst thing about all this is i want to care.

    So im gonna go play team slayer and wait for LAIR, HEAVENLY SWORD, and the headsets!

    Have fun and good luck for those who join the tourney /:-:\

  • @ tdotcalm

    most people dont use regular chat. you have to go onto a squad to talk to people. just press start and its right there just switch to the one with most people. for me there is usually atleast 4 people in each game with headsets

  • man i cant thank u enough for the heads up about the map pack…..even the ratchet and clank thing….u could have kept it a secret and surprised us one day with a ratchet and clank special but oh well…..could u also give us an update on whats happened to the motorstorm patch?

  • Finally found out where to make an account :P Too busy myself to join the tourney, so good luck to all who join and may the best one win!

  • Wow, a RFOM tourny. This sounds so fun. Too bad my wireless internet is broken. I really hope that this is extremely successful and that we have future ones more often. Like WARHAWK TOURNAMENT. That would be insanely fun.

  • Too bad I’m not in the US, neither I have a PS3… YET!! D:

    *Counts the money*

    Soon you’ll be mine! Mrahahaha!! :P

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