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MMR: PlayStation 3 Impressions, Network, Firmware Updates

It's not the black monolith from "2001: A Space Odyssey," but our PlayStation 3 proved to be quite powerful.

It’s not the black monolith from "2001 : A Space Odyssey," but our PlayStation 3 proved to be quite powerful.

Resistance: Fall of Man looked pretty good on a 56-inch HDTV, even though the game only supported 720p.

Resistance : Fall of Man looked pretty good on a 56-inch HDTV, even though the game only supported 720p.

Resistance's campaign was disappointing, but co-op and online multiplayer modes proved to be the game's saving grace.

Resistance’s campaign was disappointing, but co-op and online multiplayer modes proved to be the game’s saving grace.

About the only thing that slows down the quick and easy setup for online multiplayer action is Sony's onliner user agreement page and Insomniac's announcement page.

About the only thing that slows down the quick and easy setup for online multiplayer action is Sony’s onliner user agreement page and Insomniac’s announcement page.

Insomniac’s announcement page for Resistance-related news.

Sony’s PlayStation Network and Resistance’s Matchmaking uplink work extremely well and gets players connected to online multiplayer games with hardly any waiting.

The only problem we experience during our online multiplayer experience was a couple of connection failures for joining games. But the problem was easily fixed by jumping back to previous screen and clicking a button.

The only problem we experience during our online multiplayer experience was a couple of connection failures for joining games. But the problem was easily fixed by jumping back to previous screen and clicking a button.

Resistance offers a number of different options for multiplayer online games, such as a free-for-all deathmatch that can support up to 40 players.

Resistance offers a number of different options for multiplayer online games, such as a free-for-all deathmatch that can support up to 40 players.

Resistance also features team-based deathmatches where players alternate between humans and Chimerans,a mysterious race of mutant humanoids.

Resistance also features team-based deathmatches where players alternate between humans and Chimerans,a mysterious race of mutant humanoids.

Playing under the handle "twitchguru," I discovered I wasn't very good at Resistance. But after a few hours of playing multiplayer online, I improved enough to make sure I wasn't the worst player on the board.

Playing under the handle "twitchguru," I discovered I wasn’t very good at Resistance. But after a few hours of playing multiplayer online, I improved enough to make sure I wasn’t the worst player on the board.