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Starhawk public beta begins next week for Plus members

Starhawk public beta begins next week for Plus members

If you missed your chance to get into the Starhawk private beta, don't fret. The public beta is about to begin very soon. In fact, it will be available for PlayStation Plus members beginning next Tuesday, January 17th.

Everyone that had access to the private beta is welcome to continue playing the public beta, with or without Plus access.

Read more: Other ways of getting into the beta »

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Ghost Recon: Future Soldier delayed to May; beta coming to Xbox 360 and PS3

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier delayed to May; beta coming to Xbox 360 and PS3

After a development cycle so long that some of its original futuristic concepts are probably now a reality, Ubisoft has announced Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will launch on May 22 in North America and May 24 in Europe for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. And continuing Ubisoft's track record, the PC version of the game won't be available until "a later date."

Read more: Beta coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 »

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Shack PSA: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive closed beta has begun

Shack PSA: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive closed beta has begun

As promised, the time has come. If you were lucky enough to receive an invite, the PC closed beta for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has begun. Originally scheduled to start in October, Valve pushed the beta's release to late November due to feedback from top Counter-Strike players.

The beta population will increase over time, according to Valve, as the company aims to hit the game's targeted "early 2012" release. But in typical Valve fashion, the developer said last month that there is "no mandate from anybody of when we have to ship this." Valve says CS:GO will ship when it's ready.

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Starhawk private beta launches Nov. 22

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Starhawk private beta launches Nov. 22

The Starhawk private beta start date has been confirmed, with the test kicking off on November 22. Publisher SCEA had previously announced the limited beta would run at some point in November, but failed to lock down a date.

According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, the initial beta will be very limited, with access only open to "a selected number of loyal Warhawk players." As time progresses, senior producer Harvard Bonin noted on the blog, more users will be "slow rolled" into the beta.

Read more: Uncharted 3 owners get early 2012 access »

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Dota 2 beta expanding, 'extra copies' included for friends

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Dota 2 beta expanding, 'extra copies' included for friends

It looks like gamers hungry for their shot at Valve's upcoming expansion into the multiplayer online battle arena genre may be satiated soon.

"We've just finished our first significant expansion of Dota 2 server capacity around the world, and that means it's time to kick this thing up a notch," a blog post on the official Dota 2 site revealed yesterday.

Read more: Celebrate Dota 2 beta expansion with a comic »

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Starhawk private beta begins November

Starhawk private beta begins November

Everyone that picks up a copy of Uncharted 3 next month will get access to the Starhawk Open Beta in 2012. But, you want even earlier access, don't you?

LightBox Interactive will be launching a private beta for their upcoming PS3-exclusive multiplayer game in November. While the private beta is usually reserved for QA testers and "close friends," Sony will be inviting a number of Warhawk veterans to join the ranks in the coming weeks.

Read more: Who will get access? »

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EA answers Battlefield 3 beta FAQs

EA answers Battlefield 3 beta FAQs

The Battlefield 3 beta begins in just one week. But, some fans are confused on how exactly to get in the beta. For example, eligible PS3 players will have the beta "automatically appear" in the PlayStation Store come September 29th. Xbox 360 and PC players, however, will have to wait for an email with a "personal early access code" and follow the instructions in the e-mail to redeem the code.

In addition, Steam users that purchased the Medal of Honor: Limited Edition can also get in the beta--provided they're willing to download Origin.

Read more: When the beta ends »

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Diablo 3 beta invites going out now

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Diablo 3 beta invites going out now

Fire up your inboxes, ladies and gentlemen. Blizzard Entertainment has announced it has begun distributing beta invites for Diablo 3 to select members of its community that opted in for the test.

If you're one of the lucky few to make the cut, Blizzard recommends you log into your Battle.Net account and download the client at some point. We recommend you stop what you're doing and get that done now. The client is available for the PC and Mac.

Read more: Didn't get an invite? Don't worry! »

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Assassin's Creed Revelations beta opens to all PSN users

Assassin's Creed Revelations beta opens to all PSN users

Don't have PlayStation Plus? Still want access to the PS3-exclusive Assassin's Creed Revelations multiplayer beta? Don't worry, you'll be able to get your chance tomorrow. The beta, which began over the weekend for Plus members, is expanding to the general PSN public because the "beta is going so well," according to Ubisoft community developer Gabriel Graziani.

Read more: When the beta starts and ends »

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Resistance 3 beta unlocks skin in full game

Resistance 3 beta unlocks skin in full game

The Resistance 3 beta opens up for all PlayStation Network users today. And, as an added incentive, Insomniac Games will be awarding beta testers special content for use in the final game. "We would like as many players as possible to join us and celebrate the conclusion of the beta," Insomniac said. Everyone that logs in to the beta starting today will receive an exclusive multiplayer skin: the "SRPA Nathan Hale" skin from Resistance 2.

Read more: Get an exclusive taunt as well »

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SpyParty gets early-access beta and pricing details

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SpyParty gets early-access beta and pricing details

Early beta sign-ups for SpyParty, the upcoming game from indie developer Chris Hecker that blends sniping and espionage, became possible back in May. Today, Hecker announced that he has solidified pricing for early beta access, and apologized for missing his earlier prediction that early-access would begin mid-June. Depending on how philanthropic one feels, there are two options that function as pre-orders, but that will also get you early access to SpyParty during the final testing phases.

Read more: SpyParty early-access beta details »

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Resistance 3 beta early access starts August 4

Resistance 3 beta early access starts August 4

Sony recently gave vague details on the Resistance 3 beta, but now Insomniac has announced a hefty new set of details. The first wave (for SOCOM 4 purchasers) will start on August 4. Hope you kept that code handy.

Plus subscribers in the US get in on the act next, starting on August 23.

READ MORE: What's included in the beta? »

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Battlefield 3 multiplayer alpha & beta access detailed

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Battlefield 3 multiplayer alpha & beta access detailed

The official blog for Battlefield 3, the next installment in the EA-published, large-scale military shooter series, shares some new details about the game's upcoming multiplayer beta.

First up is an Alpha trial--accessible via invite only--focused primarily on server-related stress tests. While no Alpha Trial codes are being given away on social networking platforms (a relatively common practice these days), there are still a couple of things you can do to improve your chances of an Alpha invite.

READ MORE: Battlefield 3 beta info »

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Rise of Immortals open beta begins

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Rise of Immortals open beta begins

The PC game Rise of Immortals has entered open beta testing, developer Petroglyph Games announced today. This marks the final phase of testing before the game launches in a few weeks. You can head over to the official site to download the beta if you're interested.

Participants in the beta test will receive 1,000 "Petroglyph Coins" once the game launches, and an exclusive gold Psychozen skin for use both during the beta and in the full game. The coins are worth $10 of in-game microtransactions for the free-to-play PC title. It's not a bad deal for trying the game out early -- unless everything costs $11. Read more »

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Uncharted 3 beta unlocks content in final game

Uncharted 3 beta unlocks content in final game

The Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta is going on... right now! If you managed to win a code from us, congrats! Otherwise, use your free PlayStation Plus membership and download the beta from the PlayStation Store now.

The beta will run until July 14th, giving you access to a rotation of a variety of game types on three maps. You'll be able to play Team Deathmatch, Plunder, Three Team Deathmatch, Hardcore, Co-op Arena, Free For All, Team Objective, Co-op Hunter and Co-op Adventure on the Airstrip, Chateau, and Yemen levels. For specific dates on the rotation, visit the PlayStation.Blog. Read more »

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