Posts Tagged ‘Beta’

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Just like everyone else I spent my weekend playing in the Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta. Or well, the part of my weekend that I could reasonably spend on gaming anyway. Time enough, it turns out, to get a Jedi Sentinel to level 18 and not much else. Unlike so many of you, I […]

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Back in My Day, Betas were for Testing

I got an email today, inviting me to the Darkspore open beta. Not extremely exciting since I’ve already played closed beta and don’t think there’ll be much additional content available. One thing was quite interesting about that email though. While the images embedded in the email said “Missed the closed beta? Not a problem. Play […]

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Darkspore Beta Impressions

Back in july, calling them out for naming a game after the failure that was Spore. I now had the pleasure to take part in two beta weekends of Darkspore (technically three, but I was out of town for one) and must say the game isn’t as bad as the Heritage suggests.

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Quickie: Rift Open Beta

The open beta for Rift starts tomorrow and as far as I understand it you simply have to sign up over at riftgame.com in order to participate. This beta really is a preview and promotion event, giving players the ability to check out the game before actually buying it. Just compare that move to something […]

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No Starcraft for a Month?

Apparently the Starcraft II beta will take an extended break for „several weeks“ before becoming available again shortly before the game launches. Aside from the fact that that will make many players (including me) unhappy, I have to wonder why Blizzard would do this. Sure, they might have gotten all the feedback they want for […]

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In Praise of the Transparent Beta

The Starcraft II beta has been here for a while (and has taken a lot of my gaming time since then) but I realized that I never talked about the one amazing feature it has. No, I’m not talking about the fact that it already feels like a mostly completed game – much unlike many […]

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Bans, Beauties, and… Beasts?

As you have probably guessed from the stupid title, it’s time for another mixed bag post, where I post multiple unrelated bits and pieces that I want to get off my chest. Today I’ll talk about members of a top World of Warcraft guild getting suspended for alleged cheating, famous actors in video games, and an open […]

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Star Trek Online – Final Beta Verdict & More

I promised you a final verdict on Star Trek Online before it goes live. The beta ends tomorrow and the head start period begins on Friday, so it is about time. You’ll have your verdict at the end of this post – but first: Latest beta updates & space is more boring than you’d think.

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Not Your Granddad’s Open Beta

Back in Autumn I preordered Aion to get access to its beta, now I did the same for Star Trek Online. This model of handing out beta access seems to get more and more prominent, and judging from the amount of people in the STO beta it’s working quite well – at least when your […]

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Star Trek Online Beta Impressions – Missions and Mistakes

This is the second part of my Star Trek Online beta impressions. I’m pretty much through the content currently available in the beta, aside from PvP. That makes my impressions quite accurate for the current state of the beta, but keep in mind that things can still change until release – at least smaller issues […]

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