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Epic is opening up Paragon's beta on August 16

I'm not necessarily looking for another MOBA, but Paragon has made the rounds among enough friends who have had decent things to say about it (even Steven!) that I'll have to give it a look eventually. The game hits open beta for PC and Pla...   read

 
 
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The Tomorrow Children has an open beta running this weekend

The Tomorrow Children is a perplexing game. You and other players form towns, fight monsters, and gather resources -- all things we've done before in video games -- but the way it's presented is so utterly strange that it feels new. Q-Games...   read

 
 
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See you at the party, Riktor!

Epic is introducing its newest Hero to Paragon, its MOBA currently in paid Early Access on PC and PS4 (new Heroes are free). There will be a Paragon open beta this summer. See you at the party!   read

 
 
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Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo Sport beta cancelled

The beta for Gran Turismo Sport has been cancelled. The demo was announced last year, but now the game is confirmed for release in November, the beta has been cancelled in order not to delay the game. Talking to VideoGamer, creator Kaz...   read

 
 
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Paragon

Paragon's Free Beta Weekend kicks off next week

Still to sample Paragon, or simply can’t get enough? Clear your schedule -- there’s a Free Beta Weekend on its way. From Thursday May 26 to Monday May 30, 2016 (I know, that's technically longer than a weekend!) any interested p...   read

 
 
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Overwatch

Overwatch's open beta had a record-breaking 9.7 million players

Blizzard has announced the player count for the Overwatch open beta and, holy hell, it's 9.7 million people. For comparison, The Division's beta brought in 6.4 million players, a record number for a new intellectual property, and Star Wars ...   read

 
 
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Sign up now for Fallout 4 mod testing on Xbox One

Keen to test out Fallout 4 mods on the Xbox One? This one’s for you. Bethesda has announced you can sign up now to participate in the closed testing period. All you’ll need is your Bethesda account and Gamertag details...   read

 
 
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Blizzard

Blizzard is extending the Overwatch beta

As a thank you to the "millions" of people currently participating in Overwatch's open beta across PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One, Blizzard is extending the program by one day.  The test will now conclude on Tuesday, May 10, at 10am P...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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Gears of War 4
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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'...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Gears of War 4
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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