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Microsoft announced today at the Xbox press event held in San Francisco, new details about the upcoming Epic Games’ Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta.
Gamers will be able to participate in the public multiplayer beta starting sometime in mid-April with the assumption that those who got the early access invite that was included with Bulletstorm’s Epic Edition along with the exclusive Flaming Lancer will have first crack at it.
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What would it look like if Diablo was rocketed into space and populated by aliens? We want to give you a chance to find out with a key for Darkspore’s closed beta! The codes give you access to every beta event, the first of which starts tomorrow!
The first 100 people to send an e-mail to email@example.com with “Darkspore” in the subject line will receive a code.
The beta events will occur on:
- Friday, Feb. 11th from 6pm PT until 11:59pm PT Saturday, Feb 12th
- Friday, Feb. 18th from 6pm PT until 11:59pm PT Saturday, Feb 19th
- Friday, Feb. 25th from 6pm PT until 11:59pm PT Sunday, Feb 27th
- Friday, March 4th from 6pm PT until 11:59pm PT Sunday, March 6th
- Friday, March 11th from 6pm PT until 11:59pm PT Sunday, March 13th
Beta access includes both the campaign and multiplayer, where you can play as countless creatures and swap between a set of three on the fly. We’ll have a large preview of the game online next week, but for now, you can see for yourself what you think of the game. You know you want to see it before everyone else does…e-mail us now!
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War never changes, but that doesn’t mean it can last forever. THQ has announced its MMO RTS, Company of Heroes Online, will conclude its open beta on March 31, effectively shutting down until THQ can “evaluate the next steps for the Company of Heroes series.” The news comes via the game’s official forums.
As of today, players will find they’re unable to purchase in-game currency from the website, though those who’ve stockpiled war funds can freely use them up until the March 31 end date. The missive also details an incentive for players who registered prior to February 1: a voucher for THQ’s online store that lets users pick up Company of Heroes: Gold Edition for $4.99, $25 off its suggested retail price (according to Steam). All eligible users can hit up this link for their coupon code.
Company of Heroes Online open beta closes on March 31 originally appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 02 Feb 2011 07:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
GamersFirst are hard at work rebuilding APB for a free-to-play release later this year. A closed beta is set to start towards the end of February. Read on to find out how to apply.
GamersFirst COO Bjorn Book-Larsson announced the details on the APB blog. Applying for the beta is relatively simple. Head over to the APB site, enter your email address and create a GamersFirst account. A couple of weeks before the beta starts you’ll receive another email asking you to follow a link to confirm your beta application. Along with this you’ll have to send in a DxDiag report and more information about your PC and your gaming preferences.
It’s mentioned that GamersFirst are aiming to get 3-8,000 people on the closed beta for a while before moving into a bigger open beta phase. Those who participate in the beta will receive an unspecified form of reward when the game is fully released. Book-Larsson says “As a thank you to our beta testers we expect to give away a token that shows you were a beta tester back in the day. Trust us, we will not forget who you were.”
He also reveals more information on what will happen to old APB characters. Players will be able to reclaim their old characters along with all of the items and customisation options, but they won’t retain their mission progress. Book-Larsson mentions that Real Time World points won’t be refunded or useable in APB: Reloaded, stressing that GamersFirst “simply have no information about anything you bought via EA, Digital River nor Steam.”
For more information on GamersFirst’s plans for APB, check out our interview with Bjorn Book-Larsson.
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Sony has revealed that a beta of DC Universe Online will be showing up on PS3 soon, but only for a select group of crime fighters.
Those crime fighters are gamers who have subscribed to Sony’s PlayStation Plus service. The exact release date for the beta has not been revealed, but will be posted at PlayStation Blog. If you want to know what to expect, be sure to check out the Five Things Adam learned while playing the beta earlier this month. Spoiler: One of them is that being a super hero is fun!
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In a move reminiscent of the CounterStrike Source beta program Valve has announced a new TF2 beta where they can try out new tweaks, items, and map…
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Now that Gears of War 3 has been delayed to the fall of next year, developer Epic Games is using the extra five months to add polish and run a multiplayer beta test.
The test, announced at a press event two days ago, will run sometime in early 2011, but no specifics were discussed. Up until this point, Epic had been using Gears of War 2 as an informal beta for Gears of War 3. The company has adjusted weapons to be closer to their Gears 3 counterparts and has even been running small-scale tests with dedicated servers.
Gears of War 3 will utilize dedicated servers for its ranked and social matchmaking games, which should finally eliminate the dreaded “host advan…
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