Alphas & Betas

MMOs in various stages of testing and crowdfunding, playable and… not. Don’t forget to follow our Betawatch and Make My MMO columns for a weekly rundown. [Follow this category’s RSS feed]

Grab a Conqueror’s Blade Well-Made Mortar key from My.com and MOP

My.com's MMO Conqueror's Blade officially soft launched into open beta this week. It's being billed as a "medieval free-to-play tactical MMO" with...

Star Citizen’s alpha 3.5.1 is live as CIG seeks feedback on ship customization pricing

Ship customization rolled out to PTU testers this week as part of Star Citizen's alpha 3.5.1, but CIG didn't waste much time...

Mad World’s alpha footage features hungry frogs and players freaking out over cheese

Even as Diablo-clone Mad World debates whether or not to dip its toes into crowdfunding, the action MMORPG is chugging along in...
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WildStar’s Nexus Forever emulator shares a slice of progress

Could a WildStar emulator be closer to reality than we previously thought? Back in May, we reported that a community project known...

Interview: Astellia’s westernization covers everything from monetization and VO to dodging and grouping

It seems as if every time we write about incoming MMORPG Astellia, confusion over its guiding principles dominates the ensuing discussion. One of...

Outlaws of the Old West brings a taxidermist and a slew of bug fixes

Varmints. Critters. Animals. They're going to cross your path and run in to your bullets out there in the survival MMO wilds of

Crowfall is updating its whole UI to be less flat, and it’s super pretty now

I fully admit to being obsessed with the user interfaces of pretty much everything, from my phone to my PC and of course every...

Starbase previews ships in new video and discusses its monetization plans

We've known about Starbase for just a week, and already Finnish developer Frozenbyte is amping up the hype with a third video, this...

WoW Classic’s test server raises level cap and reopens Arathi Basin

After the fourth or fifth million battle over the same tiny swath of farmland, the question of "is this truly worth the bloodshed?" comes...

My.com’s tactical MMO Conqueror’s Blade has soft launched into open beta today

Conqueror's Blade officially hits open beta today, and it's essentially a soft launch, meaning everyone can leap right in to the "medieval free-to-play...

Star Citizen pushed alpha 3.5.1 and ship customization to the PTU

It's happening: Star Citizen's next iteration, alpha 3.5.1, has rolled out to the PTU. Of course, as usual, this is for the...

New World’s always-on test phase comes to a close as Amazon posts alpha infographic

A month ago, Amazon Game Studios told testers of its upcoming MMORPG survival sandbox New World that it was pulling down the...

Mad World debates diving into crowdfunding

Grimdark 2-D MMORPG Mad World has had our attention for a while now with its fantastic visuals and promises of a horror-tinged fantasy...
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Square-Enix announces its own walk-and-catch Pokemon Go-style game in the form of Dragon Walk

We don't really have a name for the genre that Pokemon Go properly belongs to (we've been going with MMOARGs), but it's certainly spawned...

Camelot Unchained upgrades tools, works on UI and siege equipment as beta one marches on

Just about a year ago, Camelot Unchained backers were on the edge of their seats preparing for the long-delayed launch of beta one,...

Fight or Kite: First impressions of Nexon’s new multiplayer shooter Rocket Arena

Nexon's new crossplatform multiplayer shooter Rocket Arena came out of nowhere last month and surprised everyone with a closed beta this past...

Atlas dives Into the Ice with its latest ‘mega update’ – here’s the new trailer!

Atlas' second "mega update" is officially live, Wildcard and Grapeshot say, in conjunction with a big ol' Steam sale that halves the cost...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Freestyle 2, World of Kings, Dragon Raja 2, Ragnarok Masters

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent titles you've probably never heard of (or at least have entirely forgotten about!). First up:...

Make My MMO: Boobs don’t work that way, League of Maidens

A few weeks ago we teased newly announced MMO Eternal Magic for offering a beauty contest "for the girls," which, OK, we all...
If you don't start calling it 'starbae' you're doing it wrong.

Betawatch: Starbase is blasting off into your world

Gosh, every so often you just get a big surprise like Starbase, which came out of nowhere this week to just drop onto the...

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