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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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • Second Dust 514 beta test starts today

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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. […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • Steam client beta adds remote install support

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

  • Win a 360 Ghost Recon: Future Soldier beta code!

    Shoot all the bad men in the face for absolutely no money. We just want a few clicks.

  • Anno 2070's domination mode now in beta testing

    Beta testing for Anno 2070′s new multiplayer mode has begun. Domination fronts two teams of up to five players in a score battle, and allows for asynchronous player. It sounds pretty neat. More information can be found on the game’s forums. Thanks, Gamershell.

  • Video: 10 minutes of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier's beta

    Ghost Recon: Future Soldier’s closed beta is now live. Head in for 10 minutes of HD gameplay from the test, put together by VG247 video editor Sam Clay.

  • Guild Wars 2 beta event detailed - no NDA, Lion's Arch open

    ArenaNet won’t muffle the cries of “pure awesomesauce” expected to arise from next weekend’s Guild Wars 2 beta event.

  • Microsoft shuts down another Halo 4 beta scam site

    Chalk up a new victory to Microsoft’s legal team, as Fusible reports the National Arbitration Forum has shut down another website purporting to offer Halo 4 beta keys. is now in Microsoft’s hands, evincing from us a stern reminder that Halo 4 beta keys have not been officially distributed through any channels, so don’t […]


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