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3:45 PM on 08.11.2014

Your Destiny beta character is gone for good

Bungie has made the not-entirely-unexpected announcement that Destiny characters created in the game's beta will not carry over to the final version releasing on September 9, 2014. Here's designer Tyson Green explaining why t...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 08.10.2014

Which games are you hiding with the latest Steam Beta update?

Where do you hide your pile of shame? If you're anything like me it's probably along some dusty, untraveled road on a moonless night, a quart of Evan Williams in your coat pocket, your trusty shovel in one hand and a newly-pu...

Rob Morrow

3:15 PM on 08.08.2014

Namco's two-on-two fighter Rise of Incarnates enters open beta

Rise of Incarnates is that Bandai Namco fighting game that's supposed to be like the Gundam Vs. series but sadly, unfortunately, without any Gundams. If Steven hadn't previewed it, I likely wouldn't be aware it exists, but I ...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 07.30.2014

Destiny had the 'largest console beta ever' for a new IP

Did you get in on the Destiny beta? I did, but only after access was opened to all. Managed to play for about an hour which, after the cut scenes and loading, wasn't enough time for me to get a true sense of how I feel about ...

Jordan Devore

8:30 AM on 07.28.2014

The Destiny beta is gone forever, tell us your stories

The Destiny beta was extinguished late last night, leaving us with six long weeks to carry a torch for the shooter until Bungie rekindles the affair this September. "Your mission in the Destiny beta is complete," Bungie ...

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 PM on 07.24.2014

Bungie has just opened the Destiny beta to everyone

So far, the Destiny beta's been gated off from the public-at-large. Well, sort of. A pre-order would grant you access, and registering your code would get you even more codes, so it wasn't too difficult to find a way in. As o...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 PM on 07.22.2014

Destiny beta is back online a day early, opened up for Xbox

Destiny's beta went down for maintenance yesterday. It was meant to come back on July 23, but it's back up right now, giving you something to do tonight. Me, I'm making ramen. Like, actual ramen, not an instant, 10 cent salt ...

Steven Hansen

3:45 PM on 07.21.2014

Bungie shuts down Destiny beta for a couple days

You might want to cancel any plans you may have made to battle the Fallen over the next couple days, as the Destiny beta will be taking a respite until Wednesday.  "We are beginning the process of taking the Destiny beta...

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 PM on 07.18.2014

Next week's PC beta for The Crew sounds fairly big

Ubisoft's closed PC beta for The Crew will begin a couple days earlier than previously announced. It's now set to take place from July 21 - 25. What's going to be playable, exactly? A decent amount, considering The Crew's ma...

Jordan Devore



We have 10,000 codes for the Landmark closed beta! photo
We have 10,000 codes for the Landmark closed beta!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Codes all gone!]

Our friends at Sony Online Entertainment have given us 10,000 codes for the Landmark closed beta to share with the Dtoid community!

Landmark is a free-to-play, next-generation online sandbox game where you can go just about anywhere and build just about anything. (Seriously, check out the screenshots in the gallery below.) And from today until July 24th, you can take part in the closed beta and see for yourself what all the fuss is about!

To claim your beta key, just click here! (Huge members, your reserved keys can be found right here!) Then just follow the instructions below to redeem.

Have fun! And if you missed out on the general giveaway, think about becoming a Huge member! They get reserved codes for betas like this, plus a whole lot more!

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3:30 PM on 07.16.2014

AirMech Arena starts its Xbox 360 beta next week

Oh, that's right -- Ubisoft and Carbon Games are bringing AirMech to Xbox 360 this year with AirMech Arena. The original browser-based release (which has since come to Steam) was good fun. It's real-time strategy, but instead...

Jordan Devore



We've got 5,000 keys for Organic Panic on Steam! photo
We've got 5,000 keys for Organic Panic on Steam!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: And just like that, the codes are now gone! Huge members, we still have a few of your codes left. The rest of you, I'll update the post if we can get more!]

Our friends at Midnight City have hooked us up with 5,000 Steam early access codes for their upcoming physics puzzler Organic Panic!

Organic Panic is a produce-pounding physics puzzler where players blast, flood and burn their way to righteous victory. Join a quirky band of super-powered fruit and vegetables against a legion of heavily armed meats and cheeses bent on dominating the world's most bizarre food-fight. Featuring hundreds of brain-teasing levels, destructible environments with fully interactive fluids, fruit and veggie organic powers, and a plethora of game modes, including local co-op and versus, you're bound to have a blast!

Click here to find out more about the game. To claim your key and join in on the fun, follow the instructions below! Better act fast!

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Who wants a code for the Destiny beta?! photo
Who wants a code for the Destiny beta?!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Check your PMs to see if you won!]

We've recently come into a hefty heap of Destiny beta codes, and we're going to hand them out to the Destructoid community!

There are three ways to win:

  1. Comment in this very thread, and we'll be drawing 30 of your names at random! You have until tomorrow at noon Pacific time to enter.
  2. Retweet this and follow @Destructoid on Twitter! 30 of you retweeters will win codes at random.
  3. Become a Destructoid Huge member! I'm going to be sending 20 of these codes to random Huge members at noon tomorrow, so get your name in the hat now!

These beta codes are good for your choice of Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, or PlayStation 4! Good luck!

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12:15 PM on 07.07.2014

Destiny beta hits PlayStation on July 17, Xbox on July 23

We've known for a long time that there would be a Destiny beta this summer, we just didn't know any specifics about it. Now that information's available, and the dates are rather imminent, with PlayStation owners gettin...

Brett Makedonski

3:45 PM on 07.03.2014

Transformers Universe enters open beta this weekend

I haven't paid much attention to Transformers Universe after it became something that more closely resembles a multiplayer online battle arena game -- albeit from a third-person perspective, like SMITE -- but looking at it no...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 07.02.2014

Battlefield Hardline beta feedback led to these changes

Folks who tried out the Battlefield Hardline beta last month provided Visceral with feedback and the studio has taken that to make 10 fixes/improvements to the game. Notably, player movement speed is now 10 percent faster and...

Jordan Devore