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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

1:15 PM on 06.27.2014

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

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...

Brett Makedonski



We've got 5,000 codes for the Swordsman closed beta! photo
We've got 5,000 codes for the Swordsman closed beta!
by Mr Andy Dixon

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 lamb that you can hold in your hand and also speaks to you. You know, just what you always think about when you think about Destructoid.

The closed beta ends later this week, so get on it! Thankfully, the unlockables will still be there for you once the game goes into open beta, so you won't be without your fluffy little lamb for long.

To claim your code, click here! (Huge members can snag their reserved codes right here!) Then, just follow the instructions below to redeem. Have fun!

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11:30 AM on 06.24.2014

Kingdom Under Fire II gets lengthy PS4 gameplay trailer

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). 

Steven Hansen

3:15 PM on 06.20.2014

Battlefield Hardline beta weapons and gadgets unlocked

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...

Jordan Devore

7:45 PM on 06.18.2014

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

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 ...

Brittany Vincent



We've got 10,000 codes for the Defense Grid 2 beta! (UPDATE) photo
We've got 10,000 codes for the Defense Grid 2 beta! (UPDATE)
by Mr Andy Dixon

Update 2: Codes all gone! If you're a Huge member and didn't get yours, email me and I'll send you one. Everyone else, better luck next time!

Update: Damn, those codes went FAST! Luckily, we've just received another batch of 10,000! This time around, 9,000 are open to the public, and 1,000 are reserved just for our Huge members. If you missed out, think about becoming a subscriber now!

Original story: Our good friends at Hidden Path Entertainment have hooked us up with a truckload of beta keys for their upcoming sci-fi tower defense game Defense Grid 2 to hand out to the Dtoid community!

Following on the success of the 2008 original, DG2 looks to expand on the original in many ways, including user-created content, an updated pathing system, and some very pretty visuals. To try the beta out for yourself, just head on over to our code giveaways page and click the button! (You must be signed in to your Destructoid account first, obviously.) Then, code in hand, just load up Steam and activate the code there. Easy peasy!

Have fun!

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1:30 PM on 06.18.2014

Battlefield Hardline beta now open to all PC players

EA and Visceral Games have opened up beta access for Battlefield Hardline on PC. If you aren't already participating, you can now get in immediately by signing up here. Having only played a tiny bit of Hardline so far, I get ...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 06.16.2014

The Battlefield Hardline beta will come to Xbox One eventually

Last week, fans had the chance to sign up and play the Battlefield Hardline beta on the PC and PS4 -- which leaves one odd console out -- the Xbox One. Naturally everyone was wondering why the beta wasn't available on th...

Chris Carter



Get the Halo 5 beta with The Master Chief Collection photo
Get the Halo 5 beta with The Master Chief Collection
by Jordan Devore

Folks who pre-order Halo: The Master Chief Collection will gain entry to the multiplayer beta for Halo 5: Guardians this December, as announced during Microsoft's E3 media briefing.

A short CG trailer was shown which promised 60 frames per second, dedicated servers, next-generation arena combat, and new Spartan abilities. The beta will see the debut of "new game modes and features," according to 343 Industries studio head Bonnie Ross.

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7:00 AM on 06.06.2014

Valve updates Steam Early Access FAQ with warning that some games won't be released

When you purchase a game from Steam Early Access, there's always a risk you take that the game you put down that hard-earned money on may not actually release in full. Sure, that doesn't always happen, but often enough that V...

Brittany Vincent





3:30 PM on 06.04.2014

Here's one way to join the Battlefield Hardline beta

Word has it that folks who watch Sony's E3 2014 press conference at a participating movie theater will be treated to Battlefield Hardline beta access on PS4. Some people who RSVP'd to the event have received emails welcoming ...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 05.27.2014

Magicka: Wizard Wars hits open beta & you should play it

I am not into MOBAs, but I have had a blast every time I've played Magicka: Wizard Wars. Probably because you could murder sheep into a blood cloud and people didn't yell obscenities at me. And because Magicka is fun and sur...

Steven Hansen