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Project Spark starts today on Windows 8.1

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 03, 2013 7:00am PST

Microsoft and Team Dakota's ambitious game creation tool, Project Spark, can now be beta-tested by everyone using a Windows 8.1 system. Project...

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"Or any form of Steelseries drivers! Thats what fucked me over."

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Destiny beta will hit Sony platforms first

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 14, 2013 8:47pm PST

The beta for Destiny will hit PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 first and will be available to anyone that pre-orders the game.

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"Fair point but don't the occupy the same shooty-space, game-wise? That's where I think the ..."

- wytefang see all 20 comments

EverQuest Next Landmark founder's packs to enable early access

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 11, 2013 8:05am PST

EverQuest Next Landmark was due this winter. But apparently, SOE didn't necessarily mean it would be ready by year's end. Instead, it will be available beginning February 28, 2014 for fans that purchase a Founder's Pack.

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"Meant to include this quote from the RPS interview. "RPS: Due to all of this, your version of ..."

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Dark Souls 2 closed beta launches on PS3

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 24, 2013 11:30am PDT

As promised, the Dark Souls 2 beta has launched. In order to access it, you must be one of the first 90,000 people to enter this code into the PlayStation Store...

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"Surprised know one at Shack didn't report that the Test failed to happen, was rescheduled for a ..."

- akiratea see all 82 comments

EverQuest Next Landmark beta sign-ups open

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 23, 2013 2:30pm PDT

If you want an early peek at what EverQuest Next Landmark has to offer, it's time for a beta test. You want to join, right?

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"The news blurb implies the beta started and the article content implies this is "new" news. ..."

- Shodai80 see all 6 comments

Destiny beta coming early 2014, available with pre-orders

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 01, 2013 10:10am PDT

Destiny is Bungie's MMO-esque take on the FPS. With deep online integration, it's clear that the game will need to be beta-tested. And this is how you'll be able to join.

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"...I should correct that to "when the Infinity Ward case was in the discovery phase". ..."

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Dark Souls 2 beta: what to expect

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 18, 2013 6:15pm PDT

PS3 owners will be able to sample Dark Souls 2 before the game's March launch. But, what's actually in the beta?

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"Can I still sign up for the beta? I missed the sign-ups from a week or three back."

- David Craddock see all 7 comments

Battlefield 4 open beta begins October 1

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 13, 2013 4:30pm PDT

The open beta for Battlefield 4 will begin on October 1st. It will be available on all current-gen platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

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"Aww you mean you cant go from iphone to PS4??? THIS IS BULLSHIT "

- et72 see all 17 comments

Dark Souls 2 closed beta coming to PS3 this October

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 21, 2013 10:45am PDT

Dark Souls 2 isn't due until March 2014. But you'll be able to get an early hands-on with the game with a new beta coming to PS3 this fall.

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"I'd be okay with an early access pass spoiling me on the main game. I'm going to have more free ..."

- David Craddock see all 13 comments

Get your free Skullgirls PC beta code here

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 02, 2013 10:00am PDT

We're giving away beta keys for the PC version of Skullgirls. The first one hundred people to request a code via Chatty will get full access to the game's multiplayer mode. First-come, first-serve folks.

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"I'm going to guess I'm to late, but on the off chance I'm not a beta key would be nice. "

- LersonW see all 206 comments

PlayStation Home giving away E3 goodies, including Killzone Mercenary beta access

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 05, 2013 5:15pm PDT

Uh-oh, somehow Sony has made it tempting to step into PlayStation Home by offering tons of rewards for participating.

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Battleblock Theater beta applications open

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 16, 2013 3:45pm PST

It's been yonks since The Behemoth has released a game. However, you'll soon be able to get your hands on their next XBLA game, Battleblock Theater. You just have to jump through a lot of hoops first.

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God of War: Ascension beta begins today, January 8th for Plus members

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 12, 2012 10:45am PST

PlayStation Plus members will be able to get their hands on God of War's online multiplayer soon, with the beta opening on January 8th.

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Shack extra: End of Nations beta keys in pink and a Shack Battle

By John Keefer, Sep 24, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Trion Worlds and Shacknews have teamed up again for an End of Nations beta key giveaway for the final beta test of the upcoming free-to-play real-time strategy MMO End of Nations. At stake are 20 keys and the chance to join in on an exclusive five-on-five Shack Battle with t...

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"oops, should have haiku'd I must enjoy the pink tanks! twenty eighteen, now!"

- dantastic see all 14 comments

God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta heading to PlayStation Plus

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 14, 2012 11:58am PDT

Want early access to the God of War: Ascension multiplayer mode? Sony has just announced a global beta for PS Plus members.

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