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  • Dark Souls 2: the beta was easy, but hope remains

    Dark Souls 2 had a closed beta phase over the weekend and VG247′s Dave Cook managed to beat it in well under two hours. It was an accessible demo, but the game still has great potential to make you weep. Find out why here.

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  • New Hearthstone beta patch arrives, destroys player progress as planned

    Blizzard’s Hearthstone beta is receiving today the new patch that wipes all in-game player data and significantly updates (improves, in theory) the experience. Blizzard claims this will be the only wipe, though, and that they’ll continue adding players who opt in soon. We described the other changes coming with this patch Tuesday, but full patch […]

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  • Elder Scrolls Online beta sign-ups open, new trailer live

    The Elder Scrolls Online beta sign-ups are now open, giving players a chance to register their interest in Bethesda’s sprawling MMORPG. CGI troupe Blur – of Dishonored trailer fame – have created a new trailer to mark the occasion. You can watch it and get beta sign-up details below.

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  • Shootmania Storm twitches its way to PC next January

    Developer Nadeo has announced that Shootmania Storm, its ultra-fast FPS with an eSports bent, will launch exclusively for PC on January 23, 2013.

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  • Dust 514 will stay in closed beta until 2013

    Developer CCP Games has revealed that Dust 514 will remain in closed beta until sometime next year.

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  • RIFT: Storm Legion beta has kicked off

    RIFT: Storm Legion’s beta is going on this weekend. Beta 1: Crucia Unleashed, contains new continents, new Souls, Instant Adventures, and Dimensions to test. The beta is open to those who pre-ordered the expansion or through “select invitations,” according to TenTonHammer. The first beta test ends on October 8, and details on future beta tests […]

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  • Football Manager 2013 release date confirmed

    Sega has finally pinned down a release date for Football Manager 2013. The game will be available for PC and Mac in the UK on November 2. Those who pre-order the game in any form will be rewarded with early access to a playable beta. This is expected to launch two weeks before the full […]

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  • Dust 514 beta keys: 1,000 up for grabs now!

    Dust 514 beta keys! They work today! We have 1,000 to give away for the PS3-exclusive shooter, so get in quick to avoid disappointment.

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  • Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm beta now live

    Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm has kicked into beta mode, with Blizzard promising to extend invites to more hopeful testers soon.

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  • Trine 2: Goblin Menace Steam release date confirmed

    Trine 2′s Goblin Menace expansion has been dated, but Collector’s Edition owners can grab it on Steam immediately.

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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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