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Diablo 3 beta invites going out now

By Xav de Matos, Sep 20, 2011 5:15pm PDT

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


"yep. I just wish we'd get to test out runes and help fix the AH and fix the public game lobby. ..."

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Assassin's Creed Revelations beta opens to all PSN users

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 07, 2011 1:00pm PDT

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.


"You missed the point of the article ;P "Don't have PlayStation Plus? Still want access to the ..."

- darthfusion see all 6 comments

Resistance 3 beta unlocks skin in full game

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 30, 2011 2:15pm PDT

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.


SpyParty gets early-access beta and pricing details

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 11, 2011 7:30pm PDT

Developer Chris Hecker reveals pricing and early-access beta details for his upcoming game, SpyParty.


"oh nm, saw you posted that in the article. Still think this premise seems kind of weak for any ..."

- deathofrats see all 7 comments

Resistance 3 beta early access starts August 4

By Steve Watts, Jul 28, 2011 1:00pm PDT

The Resistance 3 beta will begin on August 4 for SOCOM 4 buyers, then August 23 for PlayStation Plus members, Insomniac announced today.


"Indeed sunk a fair few hours into the Co-op, great fun with a couple of friends!. is there ..."

- Vincenoir see all 14 comments

Battlefield 3 multiplayer alpha & beta access detailed

By Jeff Mattas, Jul 25, 2011 4:15pm PDT

Some new details about the September Battlefield 3 beta have been revealed on the game's official blog.


"I'm pretty deep in the EA hole, so to speak. I have like four veteran points, opt-in to e-mails ..."

- GreggD see all 4 comments

Rise of Immortals open beta begins

By Steve Watts, Jul 06, 2011 9:30am PDT

Rise of Immortals has gone into open beta testing, and all participants will receive an exclusive skin and $10 worth of in-game money to spend once the game launches.


"There is no persistence in HoN other than your match record. You start completely fresh with no ..."

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Uncharted 3 beta unlocks content in final game

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 28, 2011 5:30pm PDT

The Uncharted 3 multiplayer is going on... right now! You should play as much as you can, as Naughty Dog has unveiled bonuses that will unlock in the final game based on your participation.


"I was really looking forward to experiencing the awesome 3D that I've been hearing about from ..."

- ChaosNovaXZ see all 3 comments

Journey private beta begins; win a code here

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 27, 2011 5:30pm PDT

ThatGameCompany reveals details about Journey's invite-only beta, which begins June 28.


" i played ico and shadow of the colossus when i was younger, and in short they pretty much ..."

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Journey private online beta begins soon

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 23, 2011 8:30pm PDT

Journey has been receiving tons of praise for its inspirational art direction. But, it also features online play--a feature you may have a chance to try next week.


"If he's not complaining about how shitty something is it means he's excited."

- ManiacalMoose see all 6 comments

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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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