Category Archives: Beta
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 | 22:17 GMT
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 | 23:32 GMT
Warframe is a co-operative online free-to-play third-person shooter with randomly-generated missions, sweet ninja swords and a variety of unlockable weapons, upgrade, special abilities and classes – all from the makers of the excellent The Darkness 2. You are invited to join the Tenno this weekend, from 12:00PM EST on February 15 to 9:00AM EST February 19, thanks to an open beta event. You don’t need a key, but you will need to be registered, so visit Warframe to get on that.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 | 23:02 GMT
IGF Nuovo Award finalist 7 Grand Steps: What Ancients Begat is now available for purchase. The unusual historical board game is still in beta, but buying in now at $10 off garners you access to the full release in northern spring, which will cost $15. There’s a demo available for both PC and Mac, and there’s a trailer through the break. Developer Mousechief also produced the excellent Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 | 22:39 GMT
League of Legends has announced a strict player behaviour policy for its public beta environment server.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 | 02:02 GMT
Warframe’s beta is well underway but Digital Extremes continues to add new content. Coming up in the latest update you’ll find a new external environment full of caves, at least one new Warframe, and a very cool new way to get around.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 | 02:32 GMT
Crysis 3′s multiplayer beta has kicked off, and its terms of service include the same harsh penalties for failing to report bugs as in the SimCity beta. “We aren’t enforcing that,” the Crysis Twitter account told players, noting that the text was in the beta before the initial scandal drew attention to the clause. EA has already apologised for the severe wording, promised to change it, and said it would not carry through the threat. Crysis 3 is due in mid-February on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 | 05:46 GMT
free-to-play MMO Neverwinter kicks off a series of closed beta tests next week; get the details and learn how to get onboard through the break.
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 | 00:37 GMT
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 | 23:29 GMT
Firefall will open its doors to all comers on Friday, hosting a number of special events.
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 | 00:37 GMT
Fri, Jan 18, 2013 | 01:40 GMT
Akaneiro will remain in open beta until January 22, Spicy Horse has informed us. The developer hopes to continue tweaking the RPG’s gameplay in response to feedback, as its Kickstarter and Greenlight campaigns are likely to bring in waves of new testers. Akaneiro is a free-to-play and cross-platform Diabloesque inspired by Japanese myths and Red Riding Hood; sign up and have a go.
Wed, Jan 02, 2013 | 01:26 GMT
God of War: Ascension tie-in Rise of the Warrior offers exclusive behind the scenes content, but since you can view it through the break you are hereby excused from having to play it.
Thu, Dec 20, 2012 | 05:31 GMT
Valve has opened the Steam for Linux beta to all comers. In a brief announcement post, the developer provided a series of useful links. Grab the Ubuntu client here; browse the 39 compatible games here; participate in the community here; and report any issues here. The beta was heralded by the sudden appearance of system requirements last week.
Thanks, Blue’s News.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 | 01:13 GMT
Tue, Dec 04, 2012 | 23:39 GMT
The War Z has completed its alpha testing phase, wiping tester progress and presenting a shiny new beta release.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 | 00:26 GMT
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 | 05:04 GMT
Hawken publisher Meteor and developer Adhesive Games have opened servers for Australian, Japanese and Singaporean gamers. Ausgamers reports these new destinations aren’t just dedicated servers located in the US, but properly hosted local offerings. You can get on board your closest server from the drop-down regional menu in the matchmaking menu. What’s that? You’re not in the closed beta? Oh gosh, I tripped and fell and spilled a bunch of keys everywhere. So clumsy. Hawken launches on December 12.
Thu, Nov 22, 2012 | 05:42 GMT
Valve has a small holiday present for Linux users; a further 5,000 volunteer testers have been given the green light for its Ubuntu client beta. If you signed up, be sure to check your inbox and spam folders carefully, and you could be playing Left 4 Dead 2 over the long weekend. Valve says it is making good progress in smoothing out the test client, which was first made available to testers in early November.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 | 22:11 GMT
Star Wars: The Old Republic fans keen on new content can check out upcoming Update 1.6, Ancient Hypergate, on the MMORPG’s test servers. The beta includes a new warzone in which players battle to control a portal which promises to deliver reinforcements but can damage the controlling team, as well as a six new heroic missions for each faction, which reward elite gear and Black Hole Commendations. More details on the game’s website.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 | 05:39 GMT
The Banner Saga: factions is now in beta, and you can get on board the turn-based strategy RPG. Find out how and check out five minutes of gameplay footage through the break.