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Shack Giveaway: Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta

By Xav de Matos, Jun 23, 2011 12:55pm PDT

Shackews has explored the most secret caverns in the world and walked away with 40 codes to the upcoming Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception multiplayer beta. This giveaway as ended.

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"Definitely the helicopter boss battle in the collapsing building."

- BEEF-MAGIC see all 159 comments

Long-delayed Ghost Recon: Future Soldier beta to remain 360 exclusive when it finally arrives

By Xav de Matos, Jun 21, 2011 4:30pm PDT

Ubisoft has told Shacknews that, despite delays, the Ghost Recon: Future Soldier beta is still Xbox 360-exclusive and early access will be given to owners of Splinter Cell: Conviction. We examine the story since it was announced.

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"Oh yeah! That's beautiful stuff! They are truly pushing that nvidia 7900 to the max!!!! "

- Saldrin see all 26 comments

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier beta arrives January 2012

By Xav de Matos, Jun 20, 2011 7:10pm PDT

Ubisoft has announced the beta for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will now arrive in January 2012, it had originally been slated to launch this summer.

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"That's just the beta. The game was pushed to Q4 of 2012 after they showed it at E3."

- Madwacker see all 9 comments

Guild Wars 2 beta later this year

By Xav de Matos, May 18, 2011 2:20pm PDT

NCSoft has announced that a beta test for Guild Wars 2 is planned for the "second half" of 2011. During a conference call, the NCSoft CFO hinted the game could launch in 2012.

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"well, NC Soft's traditional release dates are April and November... and they usually have a beta ..."

- surferosh see all 16 comments

Gears of War 3 beta had 1.29M participants

By Steve Watts, May 18, 2011 10:45am PDT

The Gears of War 3 beta has ended, and Epic Games has shared ten [profanity]-loads of stats on amount of participation, kill counts, beta-exclusive unlocks, and more.

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"unlike GEARS2 the game's netcode seem pretty solid (I didn't find out until later that they had ..."

- X-GOUKI see all 8 comments

Gears 3 beta 'buddy tokens' coming

By Steve Watts, May 02, 2011 10:05am PDT

Microsoft and Epic Games are opening up a new way to join the Gears of War 3 beta. By accomplishing certain time-intensive or monetary tasks, you can earn "buddy tokens" to invite friends into the next beta phase.

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Shack PSA: Gears of War 3 beta now live

By Steve Watts, Apr 25, 2011 12:15pm PDT

Reminder: The Gears of War 3 beta is now available if you pre-ordered from GameStop, so get in there and duck-roll-shotgun till your heart's content.

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"We could make a party and roll some noobz. If we get ten people, that's a full lobby."

- Fenring42 see all 19 comments

Shack PSA: Gears of War 3 beta available for Bulletstorm loyalists

By Xav de Matos, Apr 18, 2011 12:00pm PDT

Shacknews reminds Bulletstorm owners that, starting today, the Gears of War 3 beta is available to download and chainsaw in half...

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"I should probably add I don't think the beta is meeting the expectations of Epic. Last night ..."

- Fhaze see all 7 comments

Left 4 Dead 2 'Cold Stream' beta hits Steam

By Jeff Mattas, Mar 23, 2011 5:00pm PDT

The beta for 'Cold Stream,' part of an upcoming Left 4 Dead 2 DLC pack, is released via Steam.

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"Oh right, most of you guys haven't experienced what it's like to use Beta software. :V"

- PanDaruBox see all 25 comments

Gears of War 3 beta to launch in 'Mid-April'

By Xav de Matos, Feb 24, 2011 12:40pm PST

Microsoft has revealed the multiplayer beta for Gears of War 3 will launch in "mid-April" and include three new modes across four maps...

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"Well, that's something I guess. Similar promises to stop hacking were made with Gears of War 2 ..."

- TylerJSmith see all 6 comments

Free-to-Play Company of Heroes Online Beta Shutting Down March 31

By Xav de Matos, Feb 02, 2011 8:15am PST

Seemingly out of left field--where our enemies are no doubt hiding their machine gun nests--Relic and THQ have announced that the Company of Heroes...

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"I don't think this got the attention it needed. I signed up and didn't get much info on it. It ..."

- millakazuya see all 14 comments

Shack PSA: Killzone 3 Beta Delayed by One Day

By Xav de Matos, Feb 02, 2011 6:00am PST

We hate to be the bearers of bad news but it appears that shooter fans will have to wait a full 24 hours longer than they expected to participate...

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Killzone 3 Beta Goes Open on February 2

By Steve Watts, Jan 21, 2011 1:45pm PST

Sony has announced that the Killzone 3 beta is about to get a lot more crowded. The PlayStation Blog gives word that an open beta for the game will...

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"How can you have a beta if the game has already gone gold? Is this just for future Patch info? "

- VeshDrown see all 7 comments

Buy Killzone 3, Get SOCOM 4 Multiplayer Beta Access

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 19, 2011 11:15am PST

Those picking up "specially marked" copies of Guerrilla's upcoming Helghast-blast, Killzone 3, will receive a code that grants access to the...

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"That game was so disappointing. One of the maps I found a spot that was way back in some random ..."

- Sailor of Fortune see all 6 comments

Battlefield Play4Free Adds Punkbuster Support; Looking to Test Server Limits

By Xav de Matos, Jan 13, 2011 10:00am PST

If cheating on the modern, free-to-play battlefield is getting you down, EA has revealed some very good news. In a post updating the ongoing beta...

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"Punkbuster and VAC have more than half a million bans between them. Just because you can find ..."

- Draco3k see all 19 comments