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Forza 6: Apex

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex opens its beta next week

Turn 10 is bringing Forza over to PC soon, but if you missed the initial announcement, well, this isn't exactly a dream scenario we're talking about here. Importantly, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is a free-to-play title, one with a "curated si...

 
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Elder Scrolls

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is rolling out its PC beta

That free-to-play strategy card game based on The Elder Scrolls? Still happening. Leading into PAX East this weekend, where The Elder Scrolls: Legends will be playable at booth #8021, Bethesda Softworks and Dire Wolf Digital have begun tak...

 
Fallout update update photo
Fallout update update

Fallout 4 1.5 update and Survival Mode to hit consoles 'in coming weeks'

Bethesda has released some minor fixes in the Fallout 4 1.5 patch line on PC, for those who decided to opt into the beta, perhaps to try out the new, more challenging Survival Mode. Today's update (there are instructions on how to access th...

 
Gears of War 4 photo
Gears of War 4

If you have O2 Priority you could be playing Gears of Wars 4 right now

If you’re in the UK and have an O2 mobile contract, you can grab a Gears of War 4 beta code before everybody else jumps on and tries to break the servers.  As part of its O2 Priority perks program - and providing you mobile ...

 
Gears of War 4 photo
Gears of War 4

Here's everything you're missing if you're not in the Gears of War 4 beta yet

A few days ago, Steven used his words to describe the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta. That's fun because we live in an age where videos take so much precedence over the written word. Still, writing about Gears has a sort of ridi...

 
Overwatch photo
Overwatch

We're two weeks out from the Overwatch open beta

This whole not-being-able-to-try-Overwatch thing has been a bummer, but our day will come. Blizzard is officially winding down the closed beta on Monday, April 25, so if you're still compulsively checking your email for access, you can stop...

 
Beta Impressions photo
Beta Impressions

Will Battleborn be the next Shadowrun?

At the beginning of 2016, I listed Battleborn as one of my most anticipated titles (as well as Fable Legends, RIP) and after playing the open beta I can easily say it still is. If you're not familiar, Battleborn is the game Gearbo...

 
Open Beta Madness! photo
Open Beta Madness!

Which open beta are you participating in this weekend?

Turns out there are a ton of games experimenting with open betas this weekend! On PC, there's Overwatch, Battleborn, Doom, and Rainbow Six Siege all available to play right now. Okay, Siege isn't an open beta, but it's still ...

 
Gears of War 4 photo
Gears of War 4

There's a reward for playing the Gears of War 4 beta

The Coalition is holding back a set of cosmetic items, the "Vintage Kait Reward Pack," for folks who participate in the Gears of War 4 beta and rank up to level 20. If you can't quite make out the text in that tweet, the individual items a...

 
Mirror's Edge photo
Mirror's Edge

Mirror's Edge Catalyst's closed beta is fast approaching

More than two months after learning of a Mirror's Edge Catalyst closed beta, we now know when it'll take place. It has crept up on us, starting very soon -- next week, in fact. Alongside an embargo lifting for the latest round of Mirro...

 
Pit People photo
Pit People

The Behemoth is gearing up for a Pit People beta

Attending PAX East this month in Boston? Grand! Consider dropping by The Behemoth's booth (#4025) to get your name on the closed beta list for Pit People. The rest of us will be able to sign up later, at home, but we won't have a chance to ...

 
Battleborn photo
Battleborn

We can pre-load Battleborn's beta on PS4, PC, and Xbox One

As someone who is mildly curious about Battleborn, I'm glad Gearbox is holding an open beta. It's one of those games where I don't think reviews alone will suffice for me -- I'll want to get more of a feel for it first-hand to know if it'...

 
Doom photo
Doom

Doom's post-launch DLC detailed, includes $40 season pass

Doom, a game that is five weeks from release, has at least $45 worth of post-launch content planned. Never mind the fact that we don't have any idea if Doom will actually be any good. If you're buyin', they're sellin'. The cart is...

 
Gears of War 4 photo
Gears of War 4

Gears of War 4 will have split-screen for all game modes

One of the earmarks of Xbox's biggest shooters is the inclusion of local cooperative play. Both Halo and Gears of War have had split-screen options tracing all the way back to their respective franchise's origins. Developer 343 In...

 
Beta impressions photo
Beta impressions

Doom's multiplayer is good, but it could be great

I was completely disinterested in the upcoming Doom reboot until that trailer came out showcasing some of the new modes, at which point I got hyped. Over the weekend, I finally got to get some time with multiplayer beta on the Xbox One...

 
Fallout 4 update photo
Fallout 4 update

Fallout 4's Survival mode sounds like a beautiful nightmare

Bethesda has released a beta version of Fallout 4's new Survival mode on PC. If you're ready and willing, you can now download the update through Steam (instructions here). With the mode enabled, you're only able to save after sleeping on a...

 
Doom photo
Doom

Want in on the Doom beta? Head on over to GameStop

More than two years ago, Bethesda promised access to a Doom closed beta in exchange for Wolfenstein pre-orders. It was a long time back, but that beta is finally happening this weekend from March 31 through April 3. However, it's ...

 
Doom photo
Doom

Doom beta invites are going out now, preload tomorrow

I just got an email from Sony regarding the Doom closed beta period, which is taking place just shy of a month before the game's final release in early May. Sony notes that the beta is operating as scheduled, and that if players want, ...

 
'Guerrilla Warfare 101' photo
'Guerrilla Warfare 101'

Modular guns are the coolest thing from Homefront: The Revolution so far

I feel like a lot of first-person shooters fail to appreciate the closeness proferred by the shooty game point-of-view of choice, so it's neat to see Homefront: The Revolution embracing it with this modular weapon system. It reminds me a b...

 
TrackMania Turbo photo
TrackMania Turbo

TrackMania Turbo is holding an open beta this weekend

Thinking of spending the weekend at Bernie's? Postpone those plans! There's some free TrackMania Turbo to be played. Nadeo is holding a last-minute open beta on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from Friday, March 18 at 6:00am Pacific until that s...

 
Gears of War 4 photo
Gears of War 4

Gears of War 4's beta starts on April 18

For those of you who are already enjoying Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on the Xbox One or Windows 10, you're already in the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta. Microsoft has announced that the early access period for the newest gam...

 
Uncharted 4 beta photo
Uncharted 4 beta

One simple step to get into the Uncharted 4 beta

There's an Uncharted 4 beta happening this weekend, and you can be a part of it. It's so easy! All you have to do is download this, and you're in. One step. Boom shakalaka. Well, I guess you have to click that link and then queue up th...

 
Uncharted beta photo
Uncharted beta

Yep, an Uncharted 4 beta's totally happening this weekend

We told you yesterday that an Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta was probably definitely happening this weekend; now we can confirm that it's definitely definitely happening. We have the information straight from the horse's mouth. (Wha...

 
PS4 photo
PS4

PS4 beta details revealed, PC remote play is definitely coming

The mysterious PS4 update 3.5 is starting to come to shape due to the beta program, which starts tomorrow, and has been detailed on the PlayStation Blog. First off, appear offline (finally!) is coming to the system, as is better friend noti...

 
Uncharted 4 photo
Uncharted 4

Looks like there will be another Uncharted 4 beta this weekend

Naughty Dog's not intent on giving Nathan Drake any rest before his final chapter. Sony storefront leaks indicate that the developer is holding another beta for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and it's happening this weekend. This second beta e...

 
Gears of War 4 photo
Gears of War 4

It's the last day to guarantee yourself access to the Gears of War 4 beta

The tacked-on final day of February is proving to be a stressful one. It's a day of last chances, like in the event of the discounted Fallout 4 season pass. There's a similar urgency with regard to one of Xbox's biggest properties. Tod...

 
The Division photo
The Division

Division decimates Destiny's record for biggest beta of a new IP

Ubisoft's aspirations for The Division are well-documented at this point: It expects the game to be the most successful launch of a new property in video game history. Lofty for sure, but not unreasonable. The recently-ended open beta ...

 
Hitman beta tip
You all probably already know this, but I'm super good at video games. I've previously explained how to play Curse of the NecroDancer as well as Curses N' Chaos. Now I have people come up to me on the streets to thank me...   read

Gigantic Beta Impressions
"Not another MOBA!" many of you are probably saying, but let me be the first to tell you that Gigantic is not another League of Legends clone. I loved it when I played it at PAX East 2015, and I love it now that I've been playing it in beta. You might love it, too.   read

PS4 beta photo
PS4 beta

Sign up to try the next PS4 software update early

Before Sony rolls out the next PlayStation 4 software update, it will hold a beta in early March to give the curious among us "a sneak peek at some of the features" coming to the console. If that sounds like something you'd be down for test...

 

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ACESandElGHTS

I was sitting at lunch and my buddy was eating Chik Fil A & muttering about bigotry in delicious chicken form and before long he just started spewing a bunch of weak liberal bullshit for no reason at See why I steer conversations toward video games?

 
Amna Umen

How come none of you told me about Crypt of the Necrodancer and that it was so fun?! I hold you all

 
SpielerDad

After gaming for many years, I tea-bagged someone in Halo last He was an Wife walks into the room and asked me why I was pressing my peaches up against the TV Apparently, tea-bagging in a game is different than in real

 
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Kaleido Ruby

Dengeki put up more visuals for The Disappearance of @Nekrosys This

 
Nathan D

Been having a crappy week so far, but then I found Week: Its the little

 
Chris Bradshaw

Somebody already said it and I cant remember who, but he/shes The next form of handheld gaming is exclusively in the hands of Lets hope that they make a system with all the brilliance of Nintendo packed in the all the aesthetic of Sony

 
ikiryou

My job features co-workers who lack communication/interpersonal skills & these people get upset with me because they leave little important details out of their Details are kinda Not sure this is going to work out

 
Sarah Jane Farron

I love Windows 10 and Im all for Microsoft making an attempt on PC gaming again but they need to get this stuff On my third time downloading Quantum Break as the update refused to download there and the game wouldnt show up in the Start

 
Shinta

Going through my 2nd run in Nioh trying to play unarmed, and katana Unarmed counters are an instant kill and Im landing them ~70% of the time so its pretty If I mess up, I go for the Check out this video Dudes not human

 
ShadeOfLight

Nuzlocke update: lucked out and caught a male Nidoran, but by now Ive already gotten so attached to Edward the Sandslash that I dont plan on using I guess that means its working!

 
Luca Blight

That feeling when your halfway through a blog and you forgot what to

 
ObliqueZombie

Its Golden Week in Japan, and I just spent the last five hours browsing YouTube for nostalgic music videos, Dunkey, and the latest Its like Christmas

 
Glabatron

Read the Reinhardt couldnt get over the fact that it should be Wilhelm Reinhardt, not the other way

 
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My experience as a gamer and a game reviewer has lead me to hold hope is the first step on the road to disappointment as the most truthful statement in 40K, at least as far as announcements and new releases are

 
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Watching blind LPs of Souls games is a bittersweet Sometimes, they find shit you completely missed and impress you, while at other times they cant see the answer when its staring them in the Oh the sweet furstration! xD

 
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Person of Interest had a really great season opening episode, for one they managed to make a super computer using several PS3s, it also showed that Root is probably one of the few people who had hers running on

 
Nekrosys

Ive gone back to playing As it were, I want to build myself a Tonitrus/Holy Moonlight Sword-using Wasnt too keen on the Bowblade for some Oh

 
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God help me, Im addicted to Hearthstone Its been a year since I last played and a lot has One thing hasnt though - I still fucking despise

 
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If you havent heard, Overwatch is Zarya and Mercy for

 
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Anyone want Affordable Space Adventures or Shantae TPC? North American Humble bundle

 
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Battleborn day-one update is only 470mb!

 
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Killed the Abyss Watchers in an epic

 
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Madonna oficially became a female MMO character now

 
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Going to make a site that allows people to raise money to get virgin dudes

 
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So I posted a 4v4 RT game on youtube just to show what its like to

 
BigDoniel

Fair to say the Dota 2 addiction is Have no idea why, the game just never seems to get

 
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I was so stoked to finally see Dreamweaver sharing his artwork with the community that I had the urge to try drawing his catgirl OC, Mayuki, So if youre reading this Dream, consider it a gift from one fledgling artist to another!

 

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