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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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...


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

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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...


"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...


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

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APB: Reloaded 'Closed Beta' Details Detained

By Xav de Matos, Jan 10, 2011 12:00pm PST

New details for the previously reported upcoming February "closed beta" for APB: Reloaded have been revealed on the game's blog, listing a number...


"Agreed...and this is all not even mentioning the randomness of matchups (lvl and numbers of ..."

- Rape.Farm see all 7 comments

Shack PSA: DC Universe Online 'End-of-Beta' Event Happening Tonight; Beta Keys Available

By Xav de Matos, Jan 05, 2011 11:00am PST

As reported late last month, the DC Universe Online beta is set to end with a large scale match of fisticuffs between heroes and villains. The


"oh hell ya. they've done a really good job with the direct to video stuff lately (yeah, ..."

- daggot see all 18 comments

APB: Reloaded Closed Beta Planned for February

By Xav de Matos, Jan 04, 2011 11:00am PST

The revival of APB will see another major milestone later this year, with the launch of a closed beta. According to the official Twitter account...


""then the game based on the concept has potential. " Don't you think that's a logical flaw? ..."

- StealthHawk see all 17 comments

Bungie Looking for Beta Testers, Potential to Help Shape the Dev's 'Glorious Future' Included

By Xav de Matos, Nov 19, 2010 10:30am PST

Bungie revealed it is looking for beta testers to help "continue making improvements to our playlists, features, and online community." While the...


"I will be shocked if they manage to get subscribers for their existing CoD multiplayer gameplay. ..."

- Dr_Cube see all 7 comments

Shack PSA: Men of War - Assault Squad Beta Now Available on Steam

By Xav de Matos, Nov 19, 2010 6:30am PST

Hey, tactics fans, Steam is now offering users beta access to the Digitalmindsoft-developed stand-alone expansion, Men of War: Assault Squad....


"By far the best WWII RTS series ever. The only bad part about the series has always been the ..."

- Rape.Farm see all 3 comments

5,000 More Killzone 3 Beta Invites Going Out to PlayStation Plus-Subscribers

By Xav de Matos, Nov 08, 2010 11:20am PST

If you feel left out of the the Killzone 3 fun, Guerrilla Games has some good news: more beta invites are being released as you read this post....


Battlestar Galactica Online Closed Beta Launches; Open Beta Beginning in December

By Xav de Matos, Nov 08, 2010 8:45am PST

Battlestar Galactica Online--the massively multiplayer browser-based game from developer Artplant--has begun initial public beta testing, the...


"I don't understand the game at all. Do I fly fighters? Command a battlestar? Walk around the ..."

- SkipperMcG see all 2 comments

Shack PSA: Dynasty Warriors Online Open Beta Launches Later Today

By Xav de Matos, Nov 02, 2010 11:10am PDT

After "successfully correcting" bugs present in the closed beta, Aeria Games and Tecmo Koei have revealed an open beta for the PC version of...


Shack Giveaway: Killzone 3 Beta Keys

By Brian Leahy, Oct 26, 2010 11:00am PDT

[Update - 6PM] The contest is now closed. Winners are: ProdigyXL, JN25WIL, lordincubus, Reddog178, xheri17, blackMamba1187, Heffa246, eznark, nugget3p, KillaAssassin11, SolidGearZero, JMartNWA. [Original Story] Sha


"I need thw code so I can test my Move controller!!! Thx Shacknews!!!"

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