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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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Killzone 3 Beta Begins October 25; Find Out How to Get Access

By Brian Leahy, Oct 07, 2010 12:00pm PDT

The beta for Killzone 3 will begin on October 25, but access will be limited, according to the PlaySta


"lol, woh woh, slow down their turbo. Im not going that far. I think Plus could be a better deal ..."

- VeshDrown see all 8 comments

Dawn of War: Retribution Uses Steamworks, Beta Incoming for DoW2 and Chaos Rising Owners

By Xav de Matos, Sep 15, 2010 11:45am PDT

Much like its upcoming third-person shooter Space Marine, Relic Entertainment has decided to adopt Steamworks for its upcoming Dawn of War 2:...


"This. GFWL succeeds only in setting back the RTS genre by at least a decade. Absolutely ..."

- PrawnWonton see all 58 comments

Killzone 3 Beta Site Launches; Beta Test Likely

By Brian Leahy, Aug 09, 2010 3:00pm PDT

A website for a Killzone 3 beta has been spotted (via Joystiq) that likely means a beta test for Guerrilla's upcoming PS3 shooter is in the works....


"I found it boring and it had the worst controls of a high-profiled shooter, ever! And to top ..."

- migz7 see all 13 comments

Giveaway: Zone 4 Fight District Beta Keys

By Xav de Matos, Jul 27, 2010 12:40pm PDT

Shacknews and OGPlanet are calling our community out to an all-out brawl. We're giving away five-thousand (5000) closed beta keys for the upcoming MMO fighting title Zone 4: Fight District.


"Ok, so I bit, holy fuck DO NOT waste your precious bits and bytes downloading this. Let me ..."

- Fletcherhea see all 3 comments

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Steam Owners Get Medal of Honor Beta Access

By Brian Leahy, Jul 16, 2010 12:40pm PDT

Attention Steam users, do you own Battlefield: Bad Company 2? If so, you now have access to the Medal of Honor beta (Preview), which includes 2...


"I enjoyed the beta of BC2 more than MoH but ya, im sure the final product could be different."

- technotica see all 36 comments

Spec Ops: The Line Xbox 360-exclusive Multiplayer Beta Registration Opens

By Xav de Matos, Jul 16, 2010 9:15am PDT

Another multiplayer beta is on its way to the Xbox 360, this time for the sand-covered shooter Spec Ops: The Line.Registration is now open on the...


"I would disagree. While WW2 games are very much bound by real life historical events, these ..."

- UMG see all 2 comments

Final Fantasy XIV PC Beta Phase Begins Saturday

By Xav de Matos, Jul 08, 2010 1:20pm PDT

Last week, Square Enix revealed Final Fantasy XIV would hit stores in late-September but would not lock down a date for the anticipated PC beta...


"Really looking forward to this. I hope they pick me for the beta :)"

- TheStoneCastle see all 3 comments

Need for Speed World Open Beta Begins, Is Extremely Short

By Xav de Matos, Jul 02, 2010 2:40pm PDT

Grab your scarves and driving gloves, ladies and gentlemen, an open beta for Need for Speed World shifted into gear, earlier today. The extremely...


"most wanted is a fairly old gamed and it has been scaled down? wtf"

- anal justice see all 15 comments

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Closed Beta Begins

By Brian Leahy, Jun 30, 2010 3:25pm PDT

Check your inboxes and accounts, World of Warcraft players. The closed beta test for the next expansion to Blizzard's...


"i like how you can say that on shack and not get deleted id like an invite too, pls"

- landaishan see all 27 comments

Mytheon Open Beta Begins April 28th

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 21, 2010 6:00pm PDT

Mytheon, the Petroglyph-developed "online, multiplayer Action/RPG with strategic game play," will enter its first open beta phase at the end of...


"How similar is it to Diablo2 in terms of items? Is there an economy and lots of trade games?"

- kingmofo see all 5 comments

Shack PSA: Blur Multiplayer Beta Open to All on Live

By Brian Leahy, Apr 06, 2010 11:20am PDT

Last week, Bizarre Creations revealed that the Blur multiplayer bet


"wow, this game is fun and came out of nowhere for me. Played with some friends and its a blast"

- X-GOUKI see all 2 comments

Xbox 360 Blur Beta Will Open to All; No PC or PS3 Beta

By Brian Leahy, Apr 02, 2010 2:40pm PDT

Speaking on Kotaku's podcast, Bizarre Creations' lead designer Gareth Wilson revealed that the currently-underway Xbox 360 multiplayer beta for the...


"That's so weird. Aren't the PC and PS3 always the ones to get the open betas instead? (see: Bad ..."

- Shadsy see all 3 comments

Heroes of Newerth Enters Open Beta Tomorrow

By Brian Leahy, Mar 30, 2010 5:30pm PDT

Heroes of Newerth has been in closed beta for a long time now, but that all changes tomorrow. The "Defense of the Ancients (DOTA)" hero-arena game...


"No, there are a lot of horrible players. I couldn't play a game without having 10 years bitch ..."

- estevancarlos see all 23 comments