In the first few minutes of trying out the Starhawk beta, I had two experiences that solidified in my mind how much this game will be worth a purchase when it releases in early May.
At some point during a board meeting, in between puffs of expensive-cigar smoke, jokes at the expense of the working class, and with classical music playing in the background, some head of marketing successfully pitched the idea of using a round of video game “Beta testing” as a marketing tool.
As a fan of the Pokemon Trading Card Game when I was a kid, and putting way too many hours into the excellent Game Boy Color version I have been checking up on this online version for some time. It’s now in open beta allowing anyone to join in on the Pokemon fun. You get… Continue reading Pokemon TCG Online Open Beta
In December, DC Universe Online brought its beta to PlayStation+ and PC, in advance of its retail release on January 12th. I spent a few hours giving it a shake to see if it could crack my fortress of solitude.
Darkspore, an upcoming sci-fi action-RPG based on EA’s Spore franchise looks to be preparing to enter testing. An e-mail sent out to EA’s newsletter subscribers offers them the chance to sign up for the beta testing. No details are given as to when the testing will start or how testers will be selected, but we’ll… Continue reading Darkspore to Enter Testing
Tactical Intervention, the spiritual successor to Counter-Strike and Counter-Strike Source, looks to be finally making its way across from Asia, with the announcement that closed beta tests will be beginning in Europe before the end of the year.
Upcoming Square-Enix MMO Final Fantasy XIV has been dated for release on PC for September 22. Which strikes me as quite soon, and very bad timing for my university education. The PS3 version will not be released until March next year. I guess it’s easier to release to PC, fix all the bugs that will… Continue reading FFXIV has release date and more info
By Koztah Being one of the lucky many to get into the Star Trek Online open beta, here are a set of first and second impressions. Note – this was first posted as a comment on Kotaku. Seeing as I have played more since, it’s been updated with extra content and screenshots for Press X… Continue reading Guest Article: Star Trek Online Beta Impressions
From what little of the it United Front Games have shown ModNation Racers appears to very similar to 2008’s LittleBigPlanet, even going as far as to use a modified version of the games catch phrase “Race, Create, Share”. Although the game features heavy character and level customization that’s really where the similarities end. ModNation Racers,… Continue reading ModNation Racers Beta Impressions: Round Two
A few of us got into the ModNation Racers beta, an upcoming arcade racer with similar features of the Play.Create.Share introduced by LittleBigPlanet. We hope to give you our impressions of the beta, so you can see how the game is shaping up and get a bit more in-depth information on how the game plays… Continue reading ModNation Racer Beta Impressions
Square Enix are looking for beta participants for the PC version of there upcoming MMORPG FFXIV. This seems to be the real deal for beta testing, not one of those ‘demo-named-beta for pre-orders’ type things you get recently. As you’ve no doubt worked out the beta would give you the chance to get a sneek peak… Continue reading Final Fantasy XIV Beta Announced