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Elite: Dangerous

Here's the digital goodies you'll get if you pre-order Elite: Dangerous


An extra ship? Sure, that sounds good
Sep 12
While there's no firm release date, you can pre-purchase a copy of Elite: Dangerous from Frontier Developments. To sweeten the deal, if you order now you'll get some digital goodies like an extra Eagle Fighter ship which sou... read
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Counter-Strike Zombies

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is out of control


It has 20+ modes, for reasons
Sep 10
As previously covered, Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is a real game. It's not out yet, but it will be out on Steam soon enough -- an open beta is scheduled to go live on September 23. I was already toying around with the idea... read
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Beta period lasts until September 11
Mr Destructoid has gotten his greedy little hands on some codes for the Spacecom beta, and he's decided to hand them out to the Dtoid community! (This is actually quite generous of our robot overlord. He normally eats things ... read feature

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PvE Campaign Beta

Loadout devs tease update 5.0, PvE Campaign beta incoming


Four-player Campaign mode, rare in-game loot, and a new inventory system
Aug 27
Austin-based studio Edge of Reality has just recently announced that a new four-player PvE Campaign beta will be available prior to releasing update 5.0 for its twerktastic free-to-play competitive shooter Loadout.... read
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Elite Dangerous

Watch this crafty space pirate avoid the cops in Elite: Dangerous


It's like Smokey and the Bandit meets Red October. In space!
Aug 26
Remember kids, crime doesn't pay. That is unless you find illicit liquor floating in space and decided to slowly sneak into a space station without the cops seeing you. In which case, it very much pays. YouTube user Isinona ... read
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Grimrock 2 enters beta

Legend of Grimrock 2 enters closed beta, LoG coming to iOS


Staying the course, Grimrock 2 will skip Early Access
Aug 23
Almost Human games has recently announced that the sequel to its popular old-school dungeon crawler the Legend of Grimrock 2 is now officially in beta. Staying true to its word, LoG2 will be skipping Steam Early Access ... read
Pillars of Eternity Beta photo
Pillars of Eternity Beta

Pillars of Eternity 'Backer Beta' available now for Windows


Well-heeled Kickstarter backers get an early glimpse of Obsidian Entertainment's RPG
Aug 20
If you ponied up the money necessary for the Pillars of Eternity Collector's Edition, then Obsidian Entertainment has great news for you! Available now, through Steam, these select few can download the "Backer Beta" for the W... read
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LittleBigPlanet 3

You might have a LittleBigPlanet 3 private beta email in your inbox


Go check!
Aug 20
Over the past few days or so numerous PSN users have been reporting that they have been granted access to a special private beta for LittleBigPlanet 3. The invites seem to be rolling out for "creative" people who have previou... read
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Destiny

Your Destiny beta character is gone for good


We're starting fresh for the final version of the game
Aug 11
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... read
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Steam Beta

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


Coping with bad decisions
Aug 10
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... read
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Bandai Namco

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


May just have to check that out
Aug 08
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 ... read
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Destiny

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


4.6 million unique players
Jul 30
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 ... read
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Destiny beta ends

The Destiny beta is gone forever, tell us your stories


Was it good for you, too?
Jul 28
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 ... read
Destiny beta photo
Destiny beta

Bungie has just opened the Destiny beta to everyone


Provided you have PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold
Jul 24
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... read
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Beta back

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


Get in right now
Jul 22
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 ... read
Destiny Beta photo
Destiny Beta

Bungie shuts down Destiny beta for a couple days


Make sure to return to the action Saturday for some special loot
Jul 21
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... read
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The Crew

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


Roadtrip
Jul 18
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... read
Landmark Beta Keys photo
Go play in the sandbox
[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 whe... read feature

AirMech photo
AirMech

AirMech Arena starts its Xbox 360 beta next week


Closed beta kicks off July 23
Jul 16
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... read
Organic Panic beta photo
Be a part of the early access beta!
[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 S... read feature

Destiny beta giveaway photo
We're giving out a bunch here and on Twitter
[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: Comment in th... read feature

Destiny beta photo
Destiny beta

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


Three new editions also announced
Jul 07
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... read
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Transformers

Transformers Universe enters open beta this weekend


Can't be any worse than the movie
Jul 03
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... read
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Battlefield

Battlefield Hardline beta feedback led to these changes


Faster movement? Good
Jul 02
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... read
Hardline beta photo
Hardline beta

Surprise: There's going to be a second Battlefield Hardline beta


Coming this fall
Jun 27
EA's beta for Battlefield Hardline may have ended, but anyone that missed out has another chance to get in on some early cops and robbers action. In a post on Battlefield's website thanking players for participating... read
Swordsman beta photo
Dtoiders also get an exclusive Cottony Sheep pet and the White Lotus title
Our friends at Perfect World have hooked us up with 5,000 keys for the closed beta of their new martial arts MMO Swordsman! And in addition to the closed beta, these codes also unlock a Dtoid and E3-exclusive fluffy little la... read feature

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Kingdom For Hire

Kingdom Under Fire II gets lengthy PS4 gameplay trailer


Still still alive! And free-to-play, I guess
Jun 24
Kingdom Under Fire II, announced six years ago as a 360 game, is still still alive and feeling even more still alive with a proper PlayStation Blog post talking about the PS4 version, and a large scale raid video with scorpions, knights, guns, flamethrowers, and tits with super low nipples (3:15).  read
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Battlefield

Battlefield Hardline beta weapons and gadgets unlocked


Plus netcode improvements on PC
Jun 20
Are you playing the Battlefield Hardline beta? I did, briefly, but I should give it another chance. Especially now that all of the currently implemented weapons and gadgets have been unlocked. (The full game will of course ha... read
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Mega64

Mega64's latest spoof takes on Early Access games in a hilarious way


I just can't stop laughing, honestly
Jun 18
At this point, I'm pretty much a fan of whatever content Mega64 decides to create. After the Game Gurlz series, I was down for life. And now with the release of this "Beta Man" video, I'm doubled over with laughter ready to ... read






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