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Valve Offering DOTA 2 Beta Access for $39.99

Posted on June 1, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Valve has launched an early access program for their upcoming free to play MOBA game DOTA 2. For the small sum *clears throat* .. of $39.99 USD you too can gain early access to the game as well as a collection of in game items.

“The opening of the Dota Store is a big part of our final push to launch,” Valve said in their press release sent out to promote the launch of the online store.

I am not exactly sure how well this will be received by the community. At the time of writing no details where available surrounding what items were included with the early access pass and whether or not they will carry over to the final game, although this is presumably the case. When we tried to access the DOTA 2 store we were presented with an error. Why not try for yourself?


12 Minutes of Grainy Halo 4 Beta Footage Leaked

Posted on May 28, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Halo 4 is going to be one of the biggest games at Microsofts E3 conference, scheduled to take place in just a week’s time. Fans of Halo got a bit of an unexpected treat over the weekend with an eleven minute video of the game’s multiplayer beta leaking online. If you can stomach shakycam footage filmed off of a CRT monitor, then you two can enjoy footage from Halo 4’s internal multiplayer beta.Read More


The Multiple Ways To Enter The Far Cry 3 Beta

Posted on May 18, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Far Cry 3 left a pretty big impression on me when I saw it running at last year’s Ubisoft Press Conference at E3. It looks like everyone will be able to get their hands on the game later this summer on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.

The multiplayer beta allows up to 16 players to compete in several modes including Deathmatch and the Firestorm mode, a mode based around the game’s fire physics. Ubisoft promises six playable classes will be available in the beta along with dozens of weapons.

There are multiple ways for you to enter the beta. Check them out after the jump.Read More


Fray Beta Begins

Posted on May 16, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

Brain Candy has just announced that it is starting a beta for Fray, its upcoming squad based strategy game. People who preorder the game will get guaranteed access to the beta, an additional copy to give to a friend, and any XP gained during the beta will carry over into launch. However, the beta isn’t limited to those who preorder the game. Anyone can sign up here.

What is interesting about Fray is that it’s a turn based game where everyone’s orders play out in real time. That formula has made for many interesting and intense games ranging from the old Diplomacy board game to last year’s spectacular Frozen Synapse. As things stand, Fray looks like Frozen Synapse with (comparatively) pretty graphics.

That could turn out very well indeed. Read on for the trailer.Read More


Diablo III Beta Open To Everyone This Weekend

Posted on April 20, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Get ready to treat your mouse hand for carpel tunnel with the announcement that the Diablo II beta will be open for all to play this weekend. Starting today you can download the client and play one act in the campaign, allowing you to level up your chosen class to level 13.

Not only is this open beta great promotion for Diablo III‘s release but also a great opportunity for Blizzard to stress test the servers before the game’s May 15th launch. What are you waiting for? Head on over to Battle.net and download the beta client NOW!



Pre-Order The Secret World And Gain Access To Beta & Headstart

Posted on April 3, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Funcom’s long in development MMORPG The Secret World hopes to spook a whole new audience with the announcement of pre-order Beta access and early access to the final game. Pre-orders will be able to gain access to the game 4 days early on June 15th.

If you pre-order The Secret World you’ll also be given preferential access to the game’s Beta Test weekends next month. Considering over 700,000 people have registered to Beta Test the game, this is a considerable advantage for all of you want-to-be paranormals out there.

For more details on Funcom’s pre-order program or The Secret World head on over to their official website.


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