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LawBreakers

LawBreakers kicks off its alpha this month

Boss Key is going to start taking in closed alpha test players for its team-based arena shooter LawBreakers in mid-June, just in time for E3. If you're looking for more fast-paced FPSs to play after burning through Doom, you should try to s...   read

 
 
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Planet Coaster's new alpha opens up coaster building and terrain editing

I've tinkered with Planet Coaster's first "early-bird" alpha build and while it wasn't far enough along for me to get terribly invested in my theme park, it did leave me feeling optimistic about what's to come. The crowds look fantastic, a...   read

 
 
Play it now
  Watch Video Have you ever dreamed you were Neo from The Matrix or Jean-Claude Van Damme doing some epic splits? Well if you combined those two things you'd have Clustertruck, the hot new truck-hopping game taking the Internet by sto...   read

 
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Doom is coming May 13 with a skeletal collector's edition

Hello everybody, I am the harbinger of Doom, id Software's Bethesda-published reboot of the brutal first-person shooter shown off last year. Turns out Doom'll turnout worldwide on May 13. That's for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The game that's a...   read

 
 



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The Division

The Division adds alpha, delays beta, keeps release date

The pre-release plans for Tom Clancy's The Division got a minor shake-up today. The upcoming survival shooter no longer has a beta before the end of 2015. But, that doesn't mean we won't see it at all in December. Ubisoft took to its s...   read

 
 
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RIP Battlefront III
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More footage uncovered from the cancelled Star Wars: Battlefront III

Remember a couple of years ago when footage was leaked of pre-alpha gameplay for the now-cancelled Star Wars: Battlefront III? Well more footage from Free Radical's third entry in the series has been leaked from a supposedly more finished ...   read

 
 
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A few gory minutes from Doom's multiplayer

Did he... did he just punch another player's head off? Ahead of Doom's spring 2016 launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, here's some multiplayer footage captured from the closed alpha scheduled to go public this weekend. As far as cont...   read

 
 
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Stick it to the Man! creator hid alpha for new game in Zombie Vikings

Stick it to the Man! and Zombie Vikings developer Zoink! is already working on a new game simply called FE, and you can play it right now if you own Zombie Vikings. The above video shows how to access the hidden FE level via an E...   read

 
 
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You don't need a code to test out Rising Thunder

Nic's silly tier list introduced me to Rising Thunder as something I might enjoy, but I'm only now following through. You should, too! The fighting game is holding an alpha test and there's no waiting around for access -- just create an acc...   read

 
 
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Doom

Bethesda talks Doom beta and multiplayer alpha

I forgot that Wolfenstein: The New Order included (eventual) access to the Doom beta. At QuakeCon 2015, Bethesda said it plans to pick PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One players from that pool to try out the multiplayer alpha "in the coming mo...   read

 
 
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Battlefront alpha

Star Wars Battlefront alpha invites are going out

DICE has been emailing invites to the Star Wars Battlefront alpha on Origin. Well, more accurately, these are invites to apply for the alpha (which can be done here). No guarantees you'll get in, as "space in the Closed Alpha is very limite...   read

 
 
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Kingdom Come teases hot knight on knight fights

It's been a year and half since the crowdfunding campaign for Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which, unearned subtitled aside, promised to fix many of the things I dislike about Western/fantasy RPGs. And then I completely forgot about it, even ...   read

 
 
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance's new update video has horses

Warhorse Studios has released the latest update video to its crowdfunded medieval RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance. The bulk of the video is spent with Kuba Holik, the lead 3D artist working the game, to show the work he has been doing on th...   read

 
 
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Homewreckers wanted for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege PC alpha

I'm a total newcomer to the Rainbow Six series but I quite liked Siege's wall-blasting ways at E3 last year. Not so much for the tactical possibilities that destructible environments enable as the simple human desire to punch holes in some...   read

 
 
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Looks like Unreal Tournament is in capable hands

The new Unreal Tournament is going to look gorgeous once Epic and the community are finished working on it. Last I saw of the project, it had only just become "a game," and now here it is making real good use of Unreal Engine 4. According ...   read

 
 
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Bandai Namco is behind new space robot MOBA Supernova

You can play Supernova today. The MOBA from developer Primal Game Studios is publisher Bandai Namco's next push into the realm of free-to-play (you'll remember the Gundam Vs-like 2-on-2 arena fighter Rise of Incarnates). Namco also sees en...   read

 
 
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Get your grid-based steampunkery on in Vaporum

If you think that “steampunk dungeon crawler” sounds like Occam’s panty/brief-dropping sludge rock jug band, you would of course be correct. It also happens to be the genre type of FatBot Studio’s promising indie de...   read

 
 
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Build castles and blow them up with a trebuchet in Medieval Engineers

Keen Software has built a million-person-strong audience for Space Engineers, but I've stayed away from the work-in-progress construction sandbox game so far. Steam Early Access often has that effect on me. The studio's next project, Medie...   read

 
 
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Epic is sending out Fortnite alpha invites now

What I played of Fortnite in September, a good two hours, was super fun. I didn't want to stop. Epic Games has offered sign-ups for an alpha build for quite some time and here we are, at last: the first wave of invites went out today to com...   read

 
 
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Evolve alpha

Hunt's off: Evolve alpha postponed on PS4

Bad news for monster hunters on PlayStation 4. The Evolve Big Alpha event has been postponed. The good news is that now your weekend is suddenly free again. Turtle Rock Studios posted an update on the Evolve site today announcing ...   read

 
 
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Bloodborne alpha

Bloodborne alpha invites for North America are going out later today

It turns out that Sony has a Bloodborne alpha planned for North America after all. This morning, invites went out for Sony Computer Entertainment European territories, and invites confirming North American participants will go out later tod...   read

 
 
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Bloodborne alpha

There's going to be a Bloodborne alpha

Seeing the words "Bloodborne" and "alpha" together instantly cured my morning grogginess, but the feeling was fleeting: the "small-scale test" is only meant for European gamers, currently. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has sent email i...   read

 
 
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Gigantic's alpha sign-up is live, you should probably get on that

If you're anxious to get an early start on Motiga's stunning new online team action game Gigantic, then I've got good news for you. The alpha testing phase has begun and the company is actively recruiting players to hel...   read

 
 


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Evolve alpha

There is another closed alpha for Evolve on the way

Did you miss out on the closed alpha for Evolve last time it was around? Did you get to play it, but you want to play it more? If so, 2K and Turtle Rock are opening it up for another round of testing, dubbing it the "Big Alpha," with priori...   read

 
 
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The Long Dark will be on Early Access September 22

I'm finally playing a game in Early Access (Invisible Inc., which is incredible; expect a longer impressions piece soon) and come September 22 I might be playing another as The Long Dark hits Steam. I've been waiting on this gorgeous,...   read

 
 
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