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Betawatch: July 12 - 18, 2014

ArcheAge officially dropped into closed beta mode this week; according to Trion Worlds, the beta saw over a million sign-ups, with so many logins that the team was forced to open new beta servers on short notice. What else is new in the world of MMO testing? Destiny's beta kicked off earlier...

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Firefall reintroduces its open-world PvP

In the lead up to Firefall's official launch on July 29th, Red 5 Studios has released a new video outlining the game's open-world PvP. Formal PvP takes place in a separate zone called Broken Peninsula, where players are divided into corporate teams to beat the crap out of each other over...

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Betawatch: July 5 - 11, 2014

ArcheAge dazzled MMORPG players this week with the announcement that its closed beta will kick off on July 17th. What else is new in the world of MMO testing? Archlord 2's open beta began, complete with a brand-new patch. Pathfinder Online released a new alpha client. World of Warcraft showed...

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Destiny reveals beta dates, expansion pass, and special edition pricing

It's open war across the cosmos, and your wallets look to be the first casualty in Destiny's interplanetary conflict. Bungie announced today that it will be pre-selling two DLC packs and revealed the contents of its special editions. The studio also said that the PlayStation beta will start on July...

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Betawatch: June 28 - July 4, 2014

This week, Trion Worlds explained the reasoning behind ArcheAge's closed beta delay; sandbox fans must now wait until mid-July for the anticipated closed beta events. What else is new in the world of MMO betas? Wuxia MMO Swordsman has soft-launched with an open beta in spite of account snafus...

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The Stream Team: Exploring Elite: Dangerous' Premium Beta 2

After experiencing Elite: Dangerous with an Oculus Rift at E3, Massively's MJ became a new fan of space sims, and she's been looking forward to getting back in the cockpit. And what better time than now: The game just released the Premium Beta 2 this week with new star systems, a new ship, and...

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Betawatch: June 21 - 27, 2014

This week, sandbox hopeful Pathfinder Online kicked off a pay-to-play alpha for its Kickstarter donors and folks who bought access through the game's website. What else is new in the world of MMO betas? World of Warcraft began its closed beta for Warlords of Draenor. Swordsman will slash its...

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Pathfinder Online formally opens alpha to backers

"Ladies and Gentlemen and Miscellaneous Humanoids of all Types," wrote Ryan Dancey on the Goblinworks website today, "It is my great pleasure to announce that we are beginning the formal Alpha Test of Pathfinder Online." According to Dancey, invitations are now en route to Kickstarter backers...

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Entropy discounts Founder's Packs for Steam Sale

The Steam Summer Sale is that glorious time of year when we drop money on games that we subsequently won't remember purchasing until months later, leaving us collectively scratching our heads and asking when we bought these titles. So how'd you like to add an early access MMO to that pile of games...

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Betawatch: June 14 - June 20, 2014

Funcom's LEGO Minifigures Online launched into open beta earlier this week, hoping players will stay a bit longer than they did in the last LEGO MMO. What else is new in the land of betas this week? Black Gold Online enters open beta today. Premium beta #2 for Elite: Dangerous kicks off next...

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