Kotaku Community Playdate: Update

Kotaku Community Playdate: Update

Kotaku Community Playdate: UpdateHey everyone, I think this one is long overdue. I’ve been wanting to organise a Kotaku Community Playdate since I started, and now is the time.

This Friday at 9pm, if you guys are up for it, I’d like to set up some games for the Kotaku community, but I’m happy to leave it up to you guys to choose between…

– Halo: Reach – Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – Call of Duty: Black Ops

I’m pretty easy between those three, although I don’t play much COD, and I’ve yet to even try Brotherhood online. Let me know what you’d prefer in the comments below and if there isn’t a consensus we’ll just play Reach, because that’s my favourite and it’s the game I’m best at!

To begin with we’re going to run it on 360 across LIVE, but PS3 owners, I’ll definitely organise a PS3 playdate in the near future.

I’ll probably have to do a massive friends list cull – but my gamertag is DriestBobcat. Feel free to add me and we can get this going on Friday!

UPDATE: Really sorry guys I’ll have to postpone this until next Friday. I forgot about our Christmas party and now I’m stuck in the middle of nowhere with no way to get home in time. Really sorry everyone. Hopefully you guys can still get some games in!


  • Nice picture, excellent choice. That’s a playdate I’d be at in a flash!

    PS:I will be playing long 1P RPGs if anyone wants to watch.

  • Anything but Black Ops!

    …’cause I don’t have it yet :/

    …and I haven’t gotten ’round to trying Brotherhood multiplayer…

    GT: S117MP

  • Huzzah! I’ll be down for Black Ops and Reach, although I’ll most likely be playing BO as my brother just got it today. And if there’s enough around, might hit up AC too!

    GT: budgieishere

    Props to you for putting it out there Mark. Can’t imagine how full your inbox will be.

  • Would have liked to play Brotherhood, but I thought we were doing this last weekend, so I’ve already used up my EB “rental”!

    Which means that my vote is now for Reach because it’s all that I have 🙂

    GT: Batguy

  • I’m up for some BO on 360, seeing as its the only one i have 😛

    GT: B3NN01 (oh how i want to change it badly)

    ps. is it sad that i remember playing with that exact same table in prep? it was the best!

  • I’ll put a vote in for AC:B. Even though I loathe having to pay for a service every other console/system manages to provide for free, I have a couple of free gold trial memberships lying around.

  • I own none of these.. how bout a kotaku GT5 tourney? I am crap at driving games but could be fun.

    Also Mr Mark, how bout a Trials Tourney. I have been playing in a UK one for ages and got HEAPS better as a result. I am happy to organise if there are many Aussies around that want to participate. I am even happy not to compete in it. Would be good to get a bunch of Aussies together, you select one track each week and collect times each Sunday night and post online?

    Anyone want this?

    GT: FatShady live

  • This is the main problem with being so far behind the times. I would love to play some AC brotherhood but my friend just lent me AC2 today. I guess i could try and finish it by friday, but then my wife might not be very happy with me. 🙁

    If people want to add me thou

    GT: Palstran

  • Hopefully by the time you do a PS3 one, I’ll have Brotherhood. I don’t usually play multiplayer stuffs, partly because I suck at FPS but AC:B multiplayer looks like it just might be fun.

    If anyone wants to add me, my name is the same for both Live and PSN: StrangeAndAlone

    • Remember when we tried playing against those pros? lol.

      I randomly threw a nade at the start of the match and got the luckiest kill in history. That was the greatest moment of my life.

  • I’ll be up for AC: Brotherhood, assuming I can get my xbox to connect to live by then. Been having issues since just before I got brotherhood and have only played a little online, but it’s really fun so far! Plus it’s the only one I have out of the three.

    GT is Xegek

  • Happy to play any of those games.

    However my experiences with AC:B when in a party hasn’t been good, though me and my friend were probably doing it wrong. When we tried to matchmake, we’d often get sent to different matches. And when we finish a game and returned to the lobby, our party would break, and I’d have to start a new party again.

    Just something to consider when thinking about playing AC:B. Since I’m writing this, has anybody else experienced this?

    Also GT is AquilaCrux, if anybody needs it.

    • Besides hosting a xbox live party, you also need to invite your friend(s) to your game session otherwise it won’t work.

      • I think we did that.
        We start up the match lobby, got my friend to join me in the lobby thing before we searched for a match.
        Now, for most games, that would result in us playing the same game.

        But for some reason, in AC:B, it doesn’t.
        Haven’t looked into it further, so it’s probably something on my side.

        Also that lobby/party would break when we returned to the menu screen.

        Thanks for the tip, though.

  • I vote for Reach. Can try out the new MLG playlist and the DLC for those who have it already, or do some Zombies in Black Ops (the only reason I play it)

  • Since I’m currently off Xbox live gold at the moment (leaving the country soon for to spend the summer), so I’ll leave my boyfriend’s gamertag instead: i3illol. My own gamertag is niewho (feel free to add me for no online multiplayer benefits lol). Although he has all 3 games, I haven’t really got into FPS online multiplayer. My preference would be AC: Brotherhood > Halo Reach > COD Black Ops. I’m kind of excited and nervous because I haven’t participated in any sort of community playdate before! 🙂

    • I think the 24-hour gold trials lying around are expired already :\ unless someone would be kind enough to spare me one for the playdate, I’ll probably just play on my bf’s account.

      • If you really want to use your account you could hit up: gamecard.com.au
        $4 for 48 hours of xbox live, code sent in an email.

  • I’m up for hitting up some Reach.

    GT: AshuraMGS3Sub

    And yes, there is an extremely lame story to go along with the GT name, but only those I play tonight may find out. ^^

  • Gah, only just read the update AFTER adding everyone! Oh well, I’ll be on if people are up for some Reach. Otherwise I guess we’ll have to try next week.

  • Thankfully Mark isn’t available tonight because I need to work on a uni assignment now. 😀 Next Friday would be awesome!

  • Just wanted to say that I played a few games of Reach tonight with people here and it was fantastic to be able to play as a team for once.

    Really, really enjoyed it – so thanks for the ggs.


    • Yeah, I had to go by 1am (sorry!) but the games were still going and I was having a great time – I laughed, I cried and I’ll try to get a mic. for next time.

      It was awesome guys, really enjoyed it, even if Mark couldn’t make it. We should make it a regular thing. :3

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