Last evening Sony began sending out invites for their upcoming PlayStation Now game streaming service, IGN.com has reported. The streaming service is entering a small closed beta period ahead of its official release sometime later this year and requires a 5MB internet connection and the use of a PlayStation 3 is recommended according to the invite email.
PlayStation Now is an online streaming service that will allow gamers to play titles from the console maker’s nearly 20 year history on the PlayStation 3, PS4 as well as Sony Bravia televisions and Smart Phones. The technology behind PlayStation Now based off of GaiKai’s streaming services, whom Sony purchased for $380 million dollars in 2012.
We don’t have a definitive list of launch titles for PlayStation Now but when the service was shown at CES 2014 both Beyond Two Souls and The Last of Us were both playable. We also do not have details on a pricing structure, launch window or whether or not PlayStation Now will tie into PlayStation Plus.
If you got into the beta, we’re super jealous!Posted in: News, Sony Tags: Beta, Gaikai, PlayStation Now, PS3, PS4
Chucklefish, the developer behind the recent Terraria-like space adventure, has kept beta players going with lots of fast and furious updates. They’ve actually apologized for a slow update progress, which is surprising since they only released the beta on December 4th and this is already the second patch sent out today. Perhaps there was mention of an update sooner on their forums or such.
So far Starbound has been lots of fun! Unlike Terraria, you planet hop in your space ship you can beam up to from each planets surface. Things such as coal and wood can power your ships fuel up, allowing you to go out into a star chart and pick what planet you want to visit next. Also, planets are looping environments, so there’s no massive ocean blocking off either side of the map. Read on for (more…)Posted in: PC Tags: Beta, Chucklefish, Patch, Starbound, update
Horror goes free to play with the announcement of the closed beta for F.E.A.R online. Aeria games raised the curtain on the title earlier in the week, providing not only a reveal trailer but also an open application for the game’s upcoming closed beta test.
Alma Wade, the icon little girl featured in the game’s marketing, has been scaring gamers since the first F.E.A.R was released in 2005 for the Xbox 360 and PC. Since then we’ve had two proper sequels, 2009’s F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin and 2011’s F.E.A.R 3.
F.E.A.R Online is a continuation of Monolith’s original horror FPS, being developed by Inplay Interactive. It will feature the Soul King mode, originally introduced in F.E.A.R 3, as well a story driven component that will continue the narrative beyond the first three titles.Posted in: Site News Tags: Aeria Games, Beta, F.E.A.R Online, F.E.A.R.
According to the official Twitter account for SimCity the game will be in open Beta from January 25th – January 28th. You’ll need to sign up for an Origin account if you don’t already have one and you’ll get to play an hour of the upcoming title.
I for one am very excited for the release of the game. I’ve been a fan of the series for ages and have played the titles on numerous platforms. I even play the SimCity Social game on Facebook. (more…)Posted in: News, PC Tags: Beta, PC, SimCity
The world of Final Fantasy XIV came crashing down with their world ending event earlier this year. Square Enix is working on a new version of the game with a brand new engine, new mechanics and other enhancements. The publisher has announced plans to begin a multi-stage beta test of A Realm Reborn starting this February. Alongside the announcement of the beta testing plan they also released a short video from an alpha version of the game showcasing the new instanced dungeons.
Legacy players from the original FFXIV and holders of a special pass bundled with Final Fantasy XIV will gain access to all four stages of the beta. The beta steps are as follows: (more…)Posted in: News, Sony Tags: Alpha, Beta, FInal Fantasy XIV, Realm Reborn, Square Enix
It is no secret that Valve has been working on a version its Steam client for Linux for sometime. This afternoon the closed beta for the new version of the client became available to the entire world. If you are a fan of open source software or free operating systems then you now have a new option for your gaming enjoyment. Just don’t expect the strong library that Windows and Mac users enjoy currently.
As of this writing there are 39 games available including Team Fortress 2, Killing Floor, The Book of Unfinished Tales and Aminesia The Dark Descent. (more…)Posted in: News, PC Tags: Beta, Linux, valve
If you’re a Playstation Plus member it is not just free games that you will get to enjoy early next year. The multiplayer beta version of God of War Ascension will hit the PlayStation store next month but those of you who completed the Rise of the Warrior social game earlier in the year will be able to jump in on the gore filled madness on December 16th.
God of War Ascension was announced at this year’s E3 expo and brings multiplayer to the series for the first time in its five game history. Developed by series creators Sony’s Santa Monica Studios this entry shakes things up a bit by featuring a single player story that has a revised weapon system and a “prompt-less combat” which does away with the traditional quick time events in favor of a more button mashy configuration.
The beta will feature two modes – Team Favor of the Gods and Free for All Favor of the Gods. You earn points via kills, opening chests or holding certain objectives. The full game will be available on March 12th 2013 in North America.
Source: JoystiqPosted in: News, Sony Tags: Beta, God of War: Ascension, PSN Plus
Quick post to get a Primal Carnage beta code out to our readers. No fancy stuff, no fluff – just the code:
Enjoy! Let us know when you redeem it!Posted in: Site News Tags: Beta, Primal Carnage
Still sitting on the fence about EA’s Medal of Honor Warfighter? An open Beta for Xbox Live gold members will go live tomorrow morning and last until Sunday. For Canadians, like me, this means a Thanksgiving filled with bullets, kills and certainly swearing teenagers over Xbox Live headsets.
The beta features a territories style gameplay mode called ‘Hospot’. This mode has two opposing teams rushing to secure moving control points, similar to a king of the hill match. Only one map will be playable in the beta, ‘Sarajevo Stadium’, which takes place in Bosnia.
Will you be gearing up to join the battle? The Battlefeild 3 Beta last year was a huge deal and lasted 2 weeks. I don’t really see Warfighter drumming up the same buzz.Posted in: Microsoft Tags: Beta, EA, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Xbox Live
EA’s next military first person shooter, Medal of Honor Warfighter, will get the open beta treatment on Xbox Live early next month according to the company. If you are on the fence as to whether or not the next MOH will fill this season’s shooter gap, this gives you a chance to get it out at no risk!
EA has stated that if 3 million players download the beta they will release a music video inspired by Medal of Honor featuring Linkin Park’s Castle of Glass Single. They also reminded everyone that if you pre-purchase the game before its October 23rd release they’ll throw in the Bin Laden Raid inspired DLC for free.
Killing terrorists AND a free weekend of gaming? AMERICA **** YEAH! (even though I am Canadian).Posted in: Microsoft, News Tags: Beta, Medal of Honor, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Xbox 360