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Star Wars Battlefront Beta Begins October 8th

By Steven Wong, Sep 24, 2015 9:40am PDT

EA announced today that the Star Wars Battlefront beta will begin in two weeks, starting October 8th. 


"Going to try the beta on PC and PS4. My PC is getting long in the tooth so I think I might go PS4. "

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Battleborn beta sign up now available for closed technical test

By Daniel Perez, Sep 22, 2015 6:23am PDT

Gearbox Software has opened up sign ups for the upcoming closed technical test for Battlborn. Sign up before it's too late!


Star Wars Battlefront Beta Starts in October; Drop Zone Mode Announced

By Steven Wong, Sep 01, 2015 9:00am PDT

EA has announced that the Star Wars Battlefront beta will begin in early October, and will feature three different game modes.


"I preoredered from greenmangaming, hopefully we're included in the beta"

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Street Fight 5 Worldwide Beta Begins This Friday

By Steven Wong, Aug 26, 2015 2:05pm PDT

Street Fight 5 will begin its worldwide beta test at the end of this week.


StarCraft 2 Legacy of the Void Closed Beta Impressions: Archon Mode

By Steven Wong, Apr 13, 2015 1:00pm PDT

One of the biggest features coming to StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void is the cooperative Archon mode, where two players take control of the same base. The mode is accessible in the closed beta, and we try our hand at cooperating. If only we weren't our own worst enemies. Che...


"Think you have Seige in the 1st sentence of the 5th paragraph. "

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StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void enters Closed Beta on March 31st

By Steven Wong, Mar 18, 2015 12:26pm PDT

StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void will start its closed beta on March 31st, giving participants the chance to try out the new units and experience the two-player cooperative Archon mode. 


"But given how different the single player units are to the MP units they can be developed ..."

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Battlefield Hardline Open Beta Impressions: Fighting on the Streets, Highways, and Data Networks

By Nathaniel Hohl, Feb 06, 2015 1:00pm PST

We jump into Battlefield Hardline's new open beta to see how far this large-scale game of cops and robbers has come.


"Before last nights BF4 shackbattle a few of us checked this out and I think we were all ..."

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Evolve trailer hunts for the Savage Goliath

By Steven Wong, Oct 17, 2014 6:55am PDT

The Evolve Big Alpha starts later this month, and pre-ordering the game guarantees you a spot. As incentive, this trailer gives a menacing look at the Savage Goliath skin


"hmm, so we should underhype as much as possible? thought this might be the next big thing in ..."

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Escape Dead Island takes a new survival horror approach

By Robert Workman, Jul 01, 2014 8:24am PDT

Escape Dead Island will introduce a new style of play to the series.


"so we're getting Dead Island 2, the Dead Island DotA clone and now Escape Dead Island ..."

- Stimpak Chopra see all 5 comments

EverQuest director discusses Landmark's growth and connection to EverQuest Next

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 25, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Landmark has ballooned into more than just a supplement to EverQuest Next. Franchise Director Dave Georgeson talks to Shacknews about the game's future and how it will inevitably connect to Sony's next big MMORPG.


" I need to give this a try sometime. The one time I tried to log in last week, it was down for ..."

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Battlefield: Hardline: Cops and Robbers in an all-new warfare

By Steven Wong, Jun 18, 2014 2:35pm PDT

Battlefield: Hardline pits Police against Criminals in an all-out war on the city streets. We put our skills to the test in the beta and see how well the game upholds the Battlefield name.


"they're fucking shitty barricades. i understand that they want to make the city look more live ..."

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Battlefield Hardline beta due for Xbox One

By Robert Workman, Jun 16, 2014 10:10am PDT

Battlefield: Hardline will get its own special beta on Xbox One.


"Beta just means demo where if you criticize the beta in any way gamers on internet forums will ..."

- Lucy Labia see all 6 comments

Landmark competition opens to feature user-created content in-game

By Steve Watts, May 05, 2014 7:00am PDT

EverQuest Next's Landmark creation tool has kicked off a competition to create buildings that will be used in the final game. You can earn an item for your trouble, along with the knowledge that your actual creation will be featured in the final game.


New Doom beta only coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 04, 2014 11:30am PDT

While MachineGames' shooter is cross-gen, the Doom beta will not. Bethesda has confirmed that the beta will only be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.


"Yeah, what they're saying is only the latest generation of the 3 main platforms, even though the ..."

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Final Fantasy XIV free PS4 beta weekend starts now

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 04, 2014 6:00am PDT

If you want to explore the world of Eorzea, you'll be able to do so for free this weekend through an open beta.


"If you guys are going to get this, just make sure not to get hacked. I did and got my account ..."

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