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Check Out 70 Brand New Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Screenshots

Posted on January 14, 2018 by Rae Michelle Richards

The Dissidia Final Fantasy NT beta is in full swing on the PlayStation Network right now and I’ve been playing it extensively. Below are over 70 screenshots that I took over this past weekend and I hope everyone enjoys them. There’s a great mix of menu screens, in-game battle screens, victory animation screens and screenshots of the defeat animations.

Full impressions and over an hour of video will be going live on the site later on in the week as well. If you haven’t caught the Dissidia hype, Square Enix will be rotating the roster of available characters 3 times over the 9 day beta – with the next roster rotation taking place tomorrow (Monday) at 2PM PST.


DISSIDIA: Final Fantasy NT Open Beta Buster Swords On To PSN Today

Posted on January 12, 2018 by Rae Michelle Richards

Warm up your PlayStation hard drives and your prep your reflexes because upcoming fighting title DISSIDIA: Final Fantasy NT has an open beta taking place across the next week. Featuring characters, stages, summons and costumes from the mainline Final Fantasy titles, the latest DISSIDIA title offers players both online and offline challenges, even in the open beta. 

There are three broad windows over the next seven days where PlayStation 4 owners can try out DISSIDIA Final Fantasy: 

  • From Friday, January 12 @ 6:00 AM PST to Monday, January 15 @ 1:00 PM PST 
  • From Monday, January 15 @ 2:00 PM PST to Thursday, January 18 @ 1:00 PM PST 
  • From Thursday, January 18 @ 2:00 PM PST to Sunday, January 21 @ 1:00 PM PST 

Characters will be rotated in and out throughout the three test periods, so if you don’t find a character that you are particuarly fond of (or in my case probably good with >___>), there’s always a chance your favorite FF heroine or hero will show up during the next window.  

Personally I am hoping to try out both Lightening and Y’Shtola – FFXIV being one of the games I’ve played habitually since 2014. I’ll also try my hand at Pretty Boy Combat ™ if Noctis, Cloud or Sephiroth are playable during any of the Open Beta windows. 

Oh and as a final note, the download size of the DISSIDIA: Final Fantasy NT Open Beta is quite large – clocking in at just over 25GB. 


6.4 Million Players Took Part In The Division’s Open Beta

Posted on February 22, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Ubisoft’s open beta for Tom Clancy’s The Division appears to have been a success with over 6.4 million sleeper agents being activated across all three platforms – Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.  According to Ubi The Division’s open beta was the largest for a new intellectual property.

The amount of players logging into the open beta wasn’t the only statistic that the publisher released as the open beta drew to a close last night. On average testers spent 4 hours and 52 minutes in the game with more than 1/3rd of all play time spent in the PVP Dark Zone regions. That is quite the feat considering that the open beta only contained a limited map and progression system up until level 6.

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According to twitter trends tracking website hasgtagify.me #TheDivision reached its most popular period over the weekend in the last two months thanks to the open beta.

How many agents do you think will log-in when the full version launches March 8th? Our staff will have coverage of the game starting on day one!



Rainbow Six Siege Launch Trailer Is GO GO GO

Posted on November 28, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Rainbow Six Siege

Ubisoft has given the GO command on both the Rainbow Six Siege open beta and the game’s launch trailer.  Titled ‘the breach’ this brand new one minute trailer – narrated by a British special forces member – outlining some of the emotions members of the Rainbow team might feel when participating in one of the game’s multiplayer-centric matches.

Rainbow Siege’s open multiplayer beta went live this weekend – featuring 14 different operators and three different maps – on all major platforms (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows PC).  The open beta was delayed by two hours on Friday and is scheduled to close tomorrow night before the final game becomes available via retail and digital distribution on December 1st.

For more Rainbow Siege coverage check out our full coverage of the game’s closed beta from earlier this fall.

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Rainbow Six: Siege Open Beta Commences Next Weekend

Posted on November 18, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Rainbow Six Siege

Ubisoft has announced than an open beta for their upcoming tactical multiplayer shooter Rainbow Six: Siege will be taking place from November 25th until the 29th. If you weren’t part of the previously extended closed beta that took place last month here is your chance to try a slice of Rainbow Six’s unique take on competitive team based multiplayer before the full game blasts its way into retail.

In terms of content the open beta will offer up 14 of the final game’s 20 operators and 3 different maps. Returning from the closed beta are the maps House and Hereford with this being the public’s first chace to try out the Kanal map. It’s not just competitive team based multiplayer that’s available in the beta either: Player Vs Environment Terrorist Hunt will also be included!

Players on all platforms (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC) will be able to pre-load the beta on November 23rd ahead of the servers going live. If you were part of the closed beta you’ll get 24 hours of additional access starting on November 24th!

We wrote a rather exhaustive piece about our experience with the closed beta last month if you need a brief on how the game plays.

More information on the beta including minimum specs (for PC Players) are available on Ubisoft’s website.




FireFall Open Beta Weekend Starts Friday

Posted on January 22, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Red 5 studios Free To Play first person shooter Firefall finished out its closed beta phase last year but has yet to go gold . The game is finally ready its January public beta weekend, which will run from10:00 am PDT on January 25th until 11:59pm PDT on January 27th 2013.  Players who take part in the open beta will received a free exclusive in-game decal for their participation.

Firefall propels players 200 years into the future where a deadly asteroid crashes into moon after being caught in the lunar gravity well. After a 9 year dark age known as the Nine Year Winter new super powers emerge alongside a new element known as cystite. With this mysterious crystal being used for military applications players battle it out using specialized classes called Battleframes.

There’s more information about the beta weekend, as well as a download link for the client on their official website.


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