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7:00 PM on 01.21.2014

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft in open beta now

Attention North America! Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now in open beta. Blizzard has opened the doors, and best of all they won't be doing anymore wipes, encouraging players to amass their collection. The open beta will...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 PM on 01.12.2014

Broken Age Part One releasing for backers this week

The most successful videogame Kickstarter in history is about to land in the hands of those who made it happen this coming week. The first part of Double Fine's Broken Age will become available for backers on Tuesday, Ja...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:00 AM on 01.10.2014

Kingdom Under Fire II will have exclusive content on PS4

Just a small Kingdom Under Fire II update for the lot of you that were excited to learn that the game, originally announced in 2008, is totally coming out this year for PC and PS4. According to 2P, the open beta on PC will la...

Steven Hansen

4:30 PM on 01.06.2014

Starbound has sold over a million copies

Starbound has surpassed one million sales, developer Chucklefish Games announced today. Not that any of us were doubting the popularity of the sandbox title, but it sure is nice to hear confirmation that things are going well...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 12.19.2013

Impressions: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Beta

Despite the raging financial success of Diablo III, many fans were not impressed. Whether it was the decreased amount of high quality loot, the poorly-thought-out auction house, or the over-streamlining of character progressi...

Chris Carter

6:30 PM on 12.18.2013

Strike Vector entering open beta January 2014

The nine-man team behind Strike Vector have announced that their awesome looking dog fighting game will be entering open beta in January 2014. The developers designed the game in "the pure tradition of the sacred monsters of...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





5:45 PM on 12.16.2013

Steam Early Access: Waste some time with Wasteland 2

Wasteland 2 finally hit beta for its Kickstarter backers. Those of you who adopted the John Dorian "wait and see" approach, however, are free to cackle embarrassingly at all the chumps who plunked down their coin mad early, b...

Steven Hansen

5:00 AM on 12.16.2013

Syrup-rise! There's a MapleStory 2 coming and it's in 3D

While this CGI trailer isn't likely to be totally representative of the final, in-game MapleStory 2, it's pretty damn adorable. It looks a bit like something out of Sony Pictures Animation. And those ample mushrooms are so c...

Steven Hansen

9:30 AM on 12.12.2013

Wasteland 2 beta out for backers, coming to Steam soon

At last, backers of Wasteland 2 can start playing the beta on PC. If you log into your Ranger Center account, you can get a Steam key to start playing. To be eligible for beta access right now, you have to have been one ...

Joshua Derocher

12:45 PM on 12.11.2013

Steam Machines shipping to beta testers on Friday

300 of Valve's prototype Steam Machines are going out to folks who signed up to participate in the beta. If your reaction to this news is to groan about how you never got an email, worry not -- those haven't gone out yet. Val...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 12.05.2013

Frozen Endzone is in beta and available

Mode 7 Games, the developers behind the pretty-much-perfect Frozen Synapse, have officially entered the beta state of their next tactical game, Frozen Endzone. At its core, it functions a lot like Synapse, except instead of ...

Patrick Hancock



Starbound beta takes off with release of new trailer photo
Starbound beta takes off with release of new trailer
by Alessandro Fillari

Last night, on the eve of the Starbound beta's release, the developers at Chucklefish put out a new trailer commemorating the early access of this unique and ambitious title. For the uninitiated, Starbound is a randomly generated 2D action RPG title in the vein of Terraria, but features a sci-fi setting and a deeper level of customization for players to delve into.

The trailer does well to show off much the game's potential, as the element of randomization will continue to keep the game fresh for some time to come. As an early access title, this beta period will give fans a taste for what's to come, while also helping out the developers find bugs and other issues with the title.

Beta keys for those who preordered should be going out right now. For more information on Starbound, check out the official website for more trailers and plans for future updates.

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2:30 PM on 12.03.2013

Try the Project Spark beta ... if you have Windows 8.1

While Project Spark is also coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One, for now, the game about creating games has a beta -- and it's only available for Windows 8.1 users. There's a sign-up page over here, in case you missed seeing it e...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 11.20.2013

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls beta starting by end of year

Along with a small Friends and Family Beta, Blizzard have decided to invite 3,000 of the most active Diablo III players to check out Reaper of Souls. This Friends and Family Beta is happening now, and a closed beta should be ...

Joshua Derocher

3:00 PM on 11.11.2013

EverQuest Next Landmark rolls out its founder's program

The Founder's Packs for EverQuest Next Landmark are now available for purchase should you have money sitting around and a desire to send it Sony Online Entertainment's way. There are three tiers -- $19.99, $59.99, and $99.99 ...

Jordan Devore



Sign up for Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm beta now photo
Sign up for Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm beta now
by Jordan Devore

The StarCraft, Warcraft, and Diablo mash-up game Heroes of the Storm is being shown off this week at BlizzCon 2013 but, in the mean time, let's all sign up for the beta.

To do so, head over to the Games & Codes section of your Battle.net account, and then click on the drop-down for Beta Profile Settings. You'll be taken to a page that has checkboxes for beta tests you're interested in including Heroes of the Storm.

Having eagerly followed this thing since it was called Blizzard All-Stars, I'm dying to get into the beta -- or at least see what form the game has taken in its newest iteration. There's a sneak-peek video above and a cinematic trailer as well, viewable below.

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