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
Black Mesa, a source engine powered remake of the original Half Life has remained one of the most elusive fan run projects in recent memory. On their official website the team replaced their regular blog roll with a countdown clock, leading to the release of the game’s first public beta on September 13th!
The team behind this mod of epic proportions aims to recreate Valve’s 1998 classic using updated high definition graphics as well as fine tuning everything using the company’s latest engine. After running into some legal trouble regarding the use of some of Half Life’s original assets everything seems to be on track.
We will be waiting in line to download this sucker on Thursday September 13th. Get your crowbars ready gamers! Head on over after the jump for their full announcement. (more…)Posted in: PC Tags: Beta, Black Mesa, Half Life, valve
Correction: The original version of this story stated that the open beta takes place this weekend. However, this is not the case, the Beta event that begins on Thursday is actually a closed beta open to those who have a redeemable invite code via dust 514′s official website or for those who purchased the mercenary pack on the PlayStation network.
CCP’s Free-To-Play person shooter tie-in to the Eve Online universe, Dust 514, will begin its first
open invite only beta on the PlayStation Network this weekend. If you’re looking for an advantage during the large-scale warfare and mayhem that Dust 514 sure to bring then perhaps you’d be interested in the “Mercenary Pack”, a collection of for purchasable items.
The Mercenary Pack is priced at 19.99 USD and is available on the PlayStation store right now.Posted in: Site News Tags: Beta, DUST 514, PSN