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  • War of the Roses beta attracts 100K, keys on their way

    War of the Roses is galloping towards closed beta, and if you’re one of the more than 100,000 people who applied for the test, keep an eye on your inbox; Paradox has started distributing keys. If not, get on board that. The medieval multiplayer combat affair will be available for pre-order from August 20 ahead […]

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  • StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm in "final stages," of development, beta invites to be sent in waves

    StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm beta invitation will be sent out in waves, according to Blizzards, and are “coming.” Speaking with Polygon at gamescom, the game’s producer Kaeo Milkersaid new information on how to be part of the beta will be revealed soon. Development on the expansion is currently in the “final stages,” and […]

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  • Dust 514 open to PS Plus subscribers from August 21

    PlayStation Plus members will have access to an exclusive DUST 514 beta test between August 21 and September 4, CCP has announced. The beta is the first to be hosted live on EVE Online’s servers, meaning it will grant access to orbital strikes, matchmaking, and new maps. Understandably, you want to get on board immediately; […]

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  • Dust 514's next beta update adds EVE Online integration, other new features

    Free-to-play FPS Dust 514 will be receiving its next beta update on August 21.

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  • Ghost Recon Online now in open beta

    Ubisoft has thrown open the doors on free-to-play shooter Ghost Recon Online. What are you waiting for?

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  • Planetside 2: Steam release confirmed, beta begins

    Planetside 2 beta play began this morning, launching players into a world of sci-fi shooter mayhem. Sony Online Entertainment has also confirmed that the game will launch on Steam.

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  • Assassin's Creed 3 beta: there won't be one

    Multiplayer developer Ubisoft Annecy has no plans to hold a beta for Assassin’s Creed III despite the success of testing efforts on Brotherhood and Revelations.

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  • Planetside 2 beta expected to kick off next week

    Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley has confirmed on Twitter that “barring any unforeseen circumstances”, the Planetside 2 beta will begin on Monday or Tuesday next week. Anticipation for the sci fi shooter MMO has peaked following the release of a fancy cinematic trailer; so go ahead and sign up for the test here.

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  • Path of Exile to host open beta this weekend

    New Zealand developer Grinding Gears Games has announced another open beta weekend for Path of Exile. Head on over to the website to find out more or simply register, which will also put you in the running for a invite into the ongoing closed beta. Can’t wait? Buy $10 worth of in-game credit to secure […]

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  • Skyrim beta patch 1.7 now available via Steam

    Bethesda has released a new beta patch for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Steam users who have opted to participate in betas can trial patch 1.7, but as the bulk of the additions appear to be related to Kinect commands for the Xbox 360 version, it’s probably not that exciting. Still, according to the patch […]

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  • Second Dust 514 beta test starts today

    CCP’s ambituous PS3 shooter that ties into EvE Online is ready for you to test it.

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  • MechWarrior Online beta footage leaked

    Can’t get into the MechWarrior Online beta? Here’s over seven minutes of footage which you should probably watch as quickly as possible before Piranha Games shuts it down.

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  • Spy Party to head Indie Showcase at EVO 2012

    Chris Hecker’s spy vs. sniper title will feature in playable form at fight game tournament, EVO 2012. To celebrate, there are 50 early-access beta invites available to EVO attendees.

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  • DOTA 2 beta key for every Rezzed attendee

    As you may have noticed, there’s an awful lot going on at next month’s PC and indie games event, Rezzed. To celebrate its debut show, Eurogamer and Rock, Paper, Shotgun have scored free beta keys from Valve for DOTA 2, which will be given away to every Rezzed attendee. Rezzed takes place on July 6 […]

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  • Blizzard Arcade beta now available, could grant Heart of the Swarm access

    Blizzard has quietly launched a beta for Starcraft Arcade, a marketplace which monetises mods.

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  • LittleBigPlanet Vita beta invites on the way

    Check your inboxes, Sackboys and Sackgirls; a new wave of beta invites for the Vita version is hitting. If you’ve pawed through your spam filter and you’re still invite-free, console yourself with these videos of the portable version, and make sure you’re signed up here. LittleBigplanet Vita is expected to launch some time this year. […]

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  • Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion back in beta

    If you’ve pre-ordered Sins of a Solar Empire expansion Rebellion through Steam, you can fire up the new content’s third closed beta session now. Hit the game’s forums for more details, and check out the trailer through the break.

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  • Latest Origin beta reduces CPU load, reveals player names

    EA has released a new opt-in beta for Origin. Some fine-tuning in the latest version will lower the client’s tendency to hog your system, and also ease the cumbersome DLC download process. It also allows you to display your real name via a tool-tip, so go ahead and disable that if you’re afraid of being […]

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  • Guild Wars 2 beta: where old and new fuse for rarity

    Lauren Wainwright battled mighty foes – technical issues – to brave Guild Wars 2′s public beta, uncovering an MMO with traditional mechanics that manages the rarest of things: making you feel special in a crowd.

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  • Steam client beta adds remote install support

    The latest version of Steam allows users to manage their library of games from any web browser.

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