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]

Sword Coast Legends demos a multiplayer dungeon crawl

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It might not be an MMO, but we can see the vestiges of MMORPG player-generated content (and more poignantly, Neverwinter Nights) in Wizards of the Coast's...
Pathfinder

Pathfinder’s early enrollment version six is out today

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The sixth build of Pathfinder's early enrollment phase goes live today, according to the notes on GoblinWorks' website. If you missed designer Lee Hammock's...
Could be better, could be a whole lot worse.

Skyforge unveils its 13 launch day classes

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A given character in Skyforge can explore all of the game's classes, and advancing in one class helps bolster progress in other classes as...

Das Tal starts alpha sign-ups

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Das Tal, the PvP sandbox brought to you by the color tan, has started accepting alpha sign-ups by the bravest of the brave. Of...

First impressions of Skyforge beta, part one

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Slowly but surely, Skyforge has climbed my interest ladder until I was genuinely eager to check it out in its beta state. It's an...
How far we've come yet.

Shroud of the Avatar prepares for Release 16 with a focus on performance

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The last Shroud of the Avatar release saw a shift over to Unity 5 and a number of improvements and changes to the game,...

Skyforge ‘won’t tolerate the word P2W’ [Updated]

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Skyforge apparently doesn't take too kindly to accusations of pay-to-win. In response to a North American Skyforge player's admittedly originally badly worded question about the differences...
It's really making my life bloody overwhelming! Ha ha! Seriously, I have lost an extraordinary amount of blood.

Guild Wars 2 removes bleeding caps in Heart of Thorns

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One of the routinely stated design goals about Guild Wars 2 is that you should be able to wander out in the world and...

Crowfall finishes out Kickstarter worth $1,766,204

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ArtCraft Entertainment's "throne war simulator" Crowfall was officially funded this morning, with 16,936 backers pledging a grand total of $1,766,204 -- over 2000 backers...
Shards Online

Shards Online newsletter talks road map, stress test, and more

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Shards Online fans, did you see the latest newsletter from Citadel Studios? If not you should go read it. For one thing, you can...
Cabal II

Cabal II beta signups are now open

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Those of you looking forward to Cabal II can now sign up for a shot at the beta, according to an ESTsoft press release....

Win a Skyforge closed beta key from Massively OP [All gone now!]

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Russian sci-fantasy MMORPG Skyforge just began its second round of western closed beta yesterday. If you bought a founder pack or got lucky with...

Starship Empire gives you command of your own ship and crew

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How much would a decent intergalactic starship cost? If you said $10,000, you are totally dreaming -- but you also might be in luck...

Sylvanas joins Heroes of the Storm’s line-up

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Deadly but beautiful Sylvanas Windrunner is the latest champion to join Heroes of the Storm's legendary roster. Today's patch added the ranger, who uses...

Trove adding fishing, ships, and pirates

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Trove players are being called to don their galoshes and pack up their tackle box, as the game is preparing to unload a new...
Those who fear darkness alone have never seen what the light can do.

Skyforge previews the Lightbinder

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Skyforge enters its second phase of closed beta tomorrow, with more classes to explore and more regions open to players. If you've taken part...

Crowfall passes $1.4 million in fundraising, eyes Minotaurs

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In the final hours of Crowfall's Kickstarter campaign, the community and studio are racing to see just how high they can push that final...

H1Z1 has sold a million copies on Steam

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I think you'll agree with me that Daybreak could really use some good news right about now, and today, it's got some. Daybreak President...

Elder Scrolls Online console preorders are now open

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Having relaunched The Elder Scrolls Online as a buy-to-play, sub-optional PC game last week, ZeniMax has now announced pre-orders for the console versions of...

Factions: Origins of Malu’s early access launch and interview

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Origins of Malu has certainly had a long, bumpy road to launch. Showing up on our radar back in August 2011, this title has...

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