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]

Should you play Black Desert or Blade & Soul?

Just the other day we were discussing in the office the differences between Black Desert and Blade & Soul, and I said that I...
This'll be a great idea.

EVE: Valkyrie’s alpha test will kick off on January 18th

If you've already put your money down for the $599 Oculus Rift, you might be curious about when you can actually get some games...
Probably not this one, then.

The Oculus Rift costs a staggering $599

Did you think the Oculus Rift would be $350? Not so fast: Oculus is asking $599 US for its sweet chunk of virtual reality equipment. As...

Mark Jacobs talks about Camelot Unchained’s balance and classes

If there's one thing that you should know about City State Entertainment's Mark Jacobs is that the man likes to talk at great length,...
Just whenever you get around to us, it's cool.

World of Warcraft’s Legion testing will return with a new build and new content

There's still no word on exactly when the test servers for World of Warcraft: Legion will come back online following the winter break, but...

World of Tanks rolls out a new PS4 beta test this weekend

If you missed out on World of Tanks' first beta test on the PlayStation 4, then you'll have another shot at it as the...

New Crowfall lore introduces Maeve, Empress of the Sea

Crowfall has today introduced a new goddess to the game's pantheon: Maeve, Empress of the Sea, Daughter of Carnage, the Tempest Queen, Goddess of War,...

Revival seeks more fans, plans investment into the game in 2016

On the verge of getting the Stage 1 client of Revival released, IllFonic posted a start-of-the-year newsletter to rally the faithful and encourage them to...

The official guide to Blade & Soul’s January 19 launch

Are you ready for Blade & Soul's launch on January 19th? Are you really ready? I mean, you might have played a lot of...

Project Gorgon gives away free gifts for the new year

It's a very happy new year in Project Gorgon, as this week's patch brings not only a home for animal players but also free...

Divergence Online calls for an indefinite moratorium on ‘gaming yelp reviewer bullshit’

Still waiting for Valve to approve Divergence Online for its inevitable Steam early access release? Stained Glass Llama's Ethan Casner is too. While we...

Origins of Malu is launching in stages early this year

Wondering whatever happened to Origins of Malu? Apparently the devs were working elsewhere for a while but have now turned their attention back to...

Linkrealms announces winter beta, Steam early access in March

Linkrealms developer Mythyn Interactive announced today that it's planning a Steam early access launch in March 2016 and as well as a fresh round of beta testing in...

ARK lets you hop around on a prehistoric kangaroo

Bet when you woke up this morning you didn't know that you were going to learn what a Procoptodon was. Well you are right...

Oculus Rift will begin accepting preorders this week

All right! Who's ready to hand over what will likely be more than $350 for virtual reality equipment? Oculus announced today that pre-orders for the...

First impressions of Black Desert’s closed beta test, part two: Crafting, gathering, and economy

On Friday, I took a look at the classes, combat, and tricky mechanics of upcoming sandboxy Korean-import Black Desert's first western closed beta test....

Hardcore sci-fi sandbox Divergence Online preps for Steam early access launch

Sci-fi sandbox Divergence Online is on the way to Steam's early access program -- at least, it will be when someone at Valve wakes...

Escape from Tarkov starts taking preorders

Gear up, mercenaries: Escape from Tarkov has started taking preorders for four different game packages, even though the title hasn't gone into testing yet. The...

Shroud of the Avatar previews the towns of Resolute and Aerie

The new year is here, and it brings with it the promise of more content and options in Shroud of the Avatar. Not in...

Valiance Online tests new client-to-server architecture, previews new website

Crime never sleeps and superhero MMOs never take a holiday from patching. Valiance Online has been hard at work whipping up a couple of new...