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]

Novus Inceptio

Survival sandbox Novus Inceptio is now on Greenlight

Post-apocalyptic sci-fantasy MMO Novus Inceptio is now on Steam Greenlight. The indie title aims to diverge from current MMO norms and create an...

EverQuesting: Learning about Landmark’s dungeons

I thought I saw a dev dungeon reference. I did! I did see a dev dungeon reference! And it's about time. I have to...
Keep it going, folks.

Das Tal continues Kickstarter push with a megaton of new info

Have you been keeping up with Das Tal's Kickstarter updates? The game's crowdfunding drive has hit its midpoint, and Fairytale Distillery has posted everything...

Richard Garriott’s first CRPG playable in Shroud of the Avatar

In 1977, Richard Garriott designed his first computer RPG on a teletype at his high school in order to earn a computer of...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: May 23, 2015

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, The Repopulation got an official launch window. Then it got a new trailer. Das Tal got...

Guild Wars 2’s expansion closed beta starts on May 26

ArenaNet has announced that closed beta testing for Guild Wars 2's Heart of Thorns expansion will begin on May 26th. It will...
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Betawatch: May 22nd, 2015

It's been a busy week for the folks at Blizzard. We've gotten a quartet of videos for Overwatch characters showing off

Here’s a new(ish) trailer for The Repopulation

A couple of days ago, The Repopulation announced that it was launching in Q4 2015. The dev team also put a new...

Blizzard takes cigar from Heroes of the Storm character, internet flips tables

Tychus is now on the nicotine patch. Blizzard has removed the cigar from its depiction of the Starcraft II character in its upcoming

SkySaga starts alpha 4, unveils new website

SkySaga is not lying low these days; the colorful sandbox recently launched its fourth alpha test, which it has expanded to include...
No, you don't have to feud with monsters.

Pathfinder Online expands holding and adds company feuds

If there's another group of players in Pathfinder Online and you hate their stupid faces, the most recent patch to the game's Early...
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Crowfall takes a deeper look at the Centaur

The Centaur in Crowfall is more than just a normal person whose lower body happens to be a horse. If you want to...

Win a Moonrise stress test key from Massively OP [All gone now!]

Undead Labs' OARPGTCG -- I'm totally coining that -- Moonrise is due to hit Steam early access next week on May...
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Check out Overwatch’s Hanzo and McCree in action

Are you the guy who looked at Overwatch's character lineup and said, "Nah, get rid of that robot with twin chainguns; I want...
Gloria Victis

Gloria Victis adds SpeedTree 5, a first person view, and more

Gloria Victis has published its version 0.2 pre-alpha changelog. The dev team says that this build is the first public version of the...
Tree of Savior

Tree of Savior’s director talks auto attack, mouse controls, and more

Tree of Savior project director Kim Seyong has published a Q&A about the game's second closed beta testing phase. He covers a...
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Crowfall locks down forums for backers only

If you still want to take part in discussions on the official Crowfall forums, you'll have to back the game. The game has...

Guild Wars 2 denies expansion date rumors, addresses ‘peaceful’ WvW bug

Don't believe everything you read from online retailers. This is the lesson that we must learn again as a supposed summer release date for...
Lord of Vermilion Arena

Lord of Vermilion: Arena is a MOBA CCG thing from Square Enix

Square Enix, come on down! You're the next contestant on Make Your Own MOBA! Lord of Vermilion: Arena is based on the...

Crossout gives you the freedom to mix-and-match death machines

Remember how hot the vehicular combat genre used to be, especially in the '90s with titles like Twisted Metal? Apart from the short-lived