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]

How Eleven is bringing Glitch’s groove back

When Glitch was canceled, it crushed the hearts and dreams of those few who knew, understood, and loved the game. Since its downfall,...

Check out the new gameplay trailer for Neverwinter’s Underdark module

Perfect World has just released the official gameplay trailer for Neverwinter's Underdark release. Featuring a brand-new story written by New York Times...

Albion Online guild creates narwhal propaganda posters

Narwhals. They're swimming in the ocean, causing a commotion because they are so awesome. I've even heard that they beat polar bears in...

The Repopulation is ‘in a holding pattern’ thanks to Hero Engine woes

Last week, we reported that The Repopulation had suffered a patch delay as a result of contract and financial renegotiation on the part...

Overwatch panel confirms gay characters, teases Blizzneyland

Just because Overwatch will be a team-based shooter doesn't mean that it lacks a story. On the contrary, Blizzard said that the...

Black Desert fans push against possible IP blocking [Updated]

Some Black Desert fans are concerned that the game appears to be headed for a heaping pile of regional IP blocking in the...

The MOP Up: KingsIsle’s new game (November 8th, 2015)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Star Citizen’s monthly report is out; also, some guy spent $30K on the game

Cloud Imperium has released its monthly development snapshot for Star Citizen. It's a high-level look at what each of the firm's studios...
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Make My MMO: Infinity gets a Star Citizen assist (November 7, 2015)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Infinity: Battlescape kept motoring toward its $300,000 funding goal. As of press time, the seamless sci-fi shooter...

Devilian begins selling early access packs

Even in a free-to-play game, money talks, which is probably why Trion has begun selling Devilian selling early access packs to the community. The packs,...

New H1Z1 game mode sends community into an uproar

The announcement of a new type of Battle Royale mode for H1Z1 called Green Dawn has the title's early access community
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BlizzCon 2015: Overwatch shows off three new heroes and Origin Edition bonuses

It's been about a year since we first heard of Overwatch at last year's BlizzCon. Since then, the beta has kicked off,...
There we go again.

Betawatch: Asta hops to the west (November 6, 2015)

It's interesting to watch the progress of Asta as a title. The game shut down rather quickly in its native country, but

Camelot Unchained reveals its magic-based classes

Every time Camelot Unchained does another class reveal, I think I've found my new favorite class. First it was the Black Riders who...

Rust opens player-created item store

Rust is the latest online game to open up an item store, but it's actually more interesting than it sounds. The store...

Black Desert’s North American website and forums launch

Black Desert's English-language website has just gone live. It's a bit bare right now, though Daum is hyping videos from Paris Games...

Escape from Tarkov brings realistic military action to MMOs

There's a new player on the MMO scene, and this bad boy wants to do military action right. The game in question is Escape...
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

New Crowfall site design asks players to consider their legacy

Roads can deteriorate, statues crumble, castles collapse, and books are lost. But legacies persist. A redesign for Crowfall's website plays up the idea that...

Revival looks back at its first year of development

On the eve of its the first anniversary of its development, Revival and its team are looking back at the year that...

Infinity’s Kickstarter is two thirds complete with two weeks to go

Is this a new golden age for space sims? Could be, what with Elite: Dangerous, Star Citizen, and seemingly dozens of other...

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