As the holiday season approaches, you’re going to see a lot of big budget video games get massive marketing pushes, from the latest Modern Warfare and Battlefield games to Gears of War 3. Competing in this very crowded space is Resistance 3, the latest chapter in Sony’s PS3-exclusive humans-vs-aliens shooter franchise.
Honestly, the Resistance games have always been B-list at best — not really needle movers. To help the latest chapter (which is getting decent reviews) break through the holiday games fog, Sony and game developer Insomniac have taken the unusual step of (wait for it) gamifying their own game.
The end product is called Global Resistance, and it’s a free-to-play web-based strategy game with Facebook connectivity. You start off by going to the myresistance.net website, connecting your Facebook account and choosing to play for the humans or the evil Chimera (alien bad guy things).
However it raises an interesting point by one commenter: “You can still play the Resistance 3 game without playing Global Resistance and without the need for a Facebook account . . .”