Kotaku Community Playdate: Update

Hey 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.

    Heyo, Im up for reach!
    Gamertag is: Tristosterone

    Anything but Black Ops!

    ...'cause I don't have it yet :/

    ...and I haven't gotten 'round to trying Brotherhood multiplayer...

    GT: S117MP

    Dammit Mark! That's when I fly to New Zealand for a week... Super gay...

    I'm down for Reach or Black Ops assuming my net plan rolls over in time :(

    GT: Jocon89

    Blackops - ps3
    add me...
    PSN: phatjockey_AU

    see ya there!

    Big ups to all my PC bretherend, once again left out in the cold :(

      Stock up on the blankets and hot water bottles, we might be out here for a while

    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 :P

    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!

    PSN: juststu82 add me

    I'm definitely up for Black Ops. Maybe Reach, maybe...

    GT: OwNeD162
    PSN: OwNeDtm

    Reach sounds good. I will strive to be available.

    GT: HindenLagen

    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.

      :O I totally forgot those existed!
      Do they still work if you downgraded from a gold member earlier?

    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

      Oh, and if we got good, we could organise a UK vs AU comp...????

      +1 for the GT5 Tourney

    If I'm playing either Reach or AC:B, feel free to hit me up:
    GT = WC Spook

    And WTF is wrong with Red Dead Redemption?!

    Gunplay, Horse Racing, Cards, Liar's Dice, zombie cowboys and more!

      I'm keen. Send fr to above. I have all rdr DLC and played none of it.

    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

    I'd be keen for some Reach.

    GT: sarujin

    I am up for AC:B
    Gamertag is ZePpLiNs666

    Ahhh...I remember when you tried playing CoD4 with me, PSIress and Garnet...stick with Halo mate ;)

      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 remember that night, that was nuts... never again lol. (PSIcho PSIress by the way)

        I had repressed that memory *cries*, i still call shenanigans on that match...bunch of hackers they was, no way we could get beaten ;)

    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

    I am also sucky at FPS, but Halo reach is still fun, so count me in for that. Gamer Tag: KiwiMrT

    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.

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