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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 ..."

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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, ..."

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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? ..."

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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. ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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."

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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 ..."

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