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]

Star Citizen marks its eighth birthday with alpha 3.11’s release, free goodies, and Halloween events

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This coming Saturday, October 10th, will mark the eighth anniversary of Star Citizen's reveal to the public, which in CIG terms is the...
Swing and a hit, but also a miss.

World of Warcraft director Ion Hazzikostas promises to reverse the Shadowlands ability limitation

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It was just yesterday that people found out World of Warcraft: Shadowlands had made a change to Covenant abilities by limiting them to...

Pathfinder Online is still alive, and the devs are embracing the cloud

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Pathfinder Online is transitioning to the cloud, and no, that's not a euphemism for ascending to heaven because Pathfinder Online is still alive...
Here we go with this nonsense again.

Titan Reach offers a second patch for its demo version as its Kickstart enters the final week

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The Titan Reach Kickstarter continues to move forward, with the game's team releasing the second major patch to its demo client. This new...

Squadron 42 outlines continuing work on fleshing out the Vanduul in the latest update newsletter

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The latest update newsletter from Squadron 42 is very much about its alien lifeforms. A number of team segments are working on...
One voice or several dozen.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands disables covenant abilities outside of the Shadowlands in the latest build

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One element of recent World of Warcraft expansions that has come under popular discussion is the concept of "borrowed power," referring to mechanical systems...

Dual Universe asks its playerbase for thoughts on where to focus development via upvotes

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Like what you see online? Then click that upvote button! Anyone who's watched a YouTube video since what feels like forever ago is familiar...

Crowfall’s October ACE Q&A livestream discusses expanded build options coming in update 6.2

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The month of October is all about update 6.2 for Crowfall, which will be all about deepening the build variety for players of...

Baldur’s Gate 3 has officially entered early access – with multiplayer (kinda)

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With Cyberpunk 2077, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, and Baldur's Gate 3 coming out this fall, it's certainly shaping up to be the season...

Shroud of the Avatar will introduce expanded teleporter functionality in Release 83

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Release 83 for Shroud of the Avatar is going to make fast travel significantly more convenient for those players who own certain teleporters...
Nah, you're gonna make it, buddy!

World of Warcraft shares its survival guide for the Shadowlands pre-patch next week

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You still have another week before World of Warcraft releases its Shadowlands pre-patch, which marks the end of the game's Battle for Azeroth phase...
When the lights come on, this whole place gets ugly.

World of Warcraft updates players on the major changes being worked on in the Shadowlands delay

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By this point you have no doubt heard that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is being delayed past its initial October 26th date to an...

Star Citizen opens update 3.11’s PTU build to all backers, with cargo decks, new weapons, and more

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The test build before the alpha test build of Star Citizen -- a super alpha, if you will -- has now opened up...

Torchlight III tempts you with a banner to stress test its servers today

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With just one week to go before it officially launches, Torchlight III is striving to get its house in order. And by...

Xsyon introduces mounts and a variety of additional social features in latest patches

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The early access sandbox of Xsyon just got a little bit friendlier thanks to the game's most recent patch updates. In early September,...

The Wagadu Chronicles unlocks three stretch goals, including sea navigation and a new sub-lineage

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Having raised over $145,000 in its Kickstarter campaign to date, The Wagadu Chronicles is tearing into its stretch goals like a lion enjoying...

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen’s latest dev roundtable discusses about pledges and rewards

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Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen has shared another monthly developer roundtable podcast for fans and followers of the game, but this particular...

VR MMORPG Ilysia ends its Kickstarter drive successfully with over $150K in funding and 13 stretch goals met

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Clearly, many people are looking for more MMORPG titles in virtual reality. Or at least enough people that want to see Ilysia close...

Make My MMO: Wagadu and Ilysia breeze past Kickstarter goals

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It's been a positively packed couple of weeks for crowdfunded MMOs new and old. A few of the highlights: Afrofantasy MMO The Wagadu...
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Betawatch: Torchlight III leaves early access to release on October 13

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At long last, we know when Torchlight III (nee Frontiers) is launching. It's October 13th! Isn't that exciting? There are also outlined plans...

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