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Massively Overpowered’s Betawatch feature chronicles the adventures and misadventures of MMOs in various stages of testing. You might also be interested in Make My MMO, which focuses on crowdfunded games in particular. [Follow this feature’s RSS feed]

That arena is sure shadowy.

Betawatch: Shadow Arena announces its final beta in April

Is there any arena more shadow-filled than Shadow Arena? It might need to change its name if there were, but you can evaluate...
You're here!

Betawatch: Phantasy Star Online 2’s open beta arrived

The world feels really strange right now, and Phantasy Star Online 2 is in open beta in North America right now. Are...
Blessed not be.

Betawatch: Bless Unleashed is, well, unleashed

Better luck this time, Bless Unleashed! We had a giveaway for your proper launch, which was yesterday, and we're really hoping you get...
So snipe.

Betawatch: Even MMO betas can be delayed over novel coronavirus concerns

No! No, my child, my hope, my sweet Blue Protocol, I want you to go through testing and come out here sooner! But...
Critters.

Betawatch: Temtem plans for this year and the next

You can be glib and accuse Temtem of basically being a slight variant of Pokémon, but you cannot accuse the developers of lacking ambition. Not...
However you want it.

Betawatch: Crowfall hands out rewards, guides people in necromancy, and covers race disciplines

Darn it, Crowfall, could you be bothered to have a unifying theme this week? Look, it's good that you're giving out monthly rewards...
WITH NEW HORIZONS TO PURSUE

Betawatch: New World is back in the old alpha

It's a whole New World all over again! And it is actually a new New World, to be clear; it's back in alpha testing,...
You're here!

Betawatch: Phantasy Star Online 2 enters closed beta on the Xbox One

To have something so close, and yet so far away... that is the situation for North American fans of Phantasy Star Online...
Not factored.

Betawatch: Fractured kicks off an open playtest for almost a week

Oh, Fractured, you... wait, what the heck is going on with Fractured? Hang on, let me check on my phone... oh, it has an open...
Critters.

Betawatch: Temtem moves into early access with just a bit of shakiness

Oh, Temtem, things looked fine when you were waiting to go into early access. You even had a cute trailer! And then...
However you want it.

Betawatch: Crowfall is heading on to beta land

Oh, Crowfall, you've missed many a milestone for your planned test phases, but there's good news. The next major patch is apparently
Great.

Betawatch: Magic Legends is our Magic MMORPG except in how it’s not

The first few days after the end of the year are a bad time for betas, but we came roaring back this week with 
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Betawatch: Yes, Phantasy Star Online 2 is finally taking beta signups

It seemed like it would never happen, it's been years, but the unimaginable has happened. As we reported this week, Phantasy Star Online...
WITH NEW HORIZONS TO PURSUE

Betawatch: New World will return to testing and a launch after all

I freely admit that I thought we had already heard the last we would ever hear about New World and that it had been...
Fracking! Yes? No.

Betawatch: Fractured is working a test server for the weekend

Is everybody working for the weekend? Well, Factured is. Although the game itself isn't so much working as it is holding a closed test server....
Please look forward to it.

Betawatch: Torchlight Frontiers is indeed delayed

In late November, it's time for a lot of studios to admit that a game just isn't coming out this year. Torchlight Frontiers has...
All the things.

Betawatch: Pearl Abyss announces all the things

Remember when Riot Games was all like "ha ha, we're going to announce all the titles ever, eat that?" Pearl Abyss looked at that...
Blessed not be.

Betawatch: Bless Unleashed launches into open beta

Aw, they grow up so fast. It feels like just yesterday that Bless Unleashed was being announced as a project making everyone ask why...
You are not shocked.

Betawatch: Camelot Unchained has delayed again

Did you think that Camelot Unchained was releasing this year? I don't think anyone still did at this point, but if you were still...
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Betawatch: Star Citizen patches up to 3.7.1

Yo dawg, we heard you like Star Citizen patches, so we applied a patch to another patch so your Star Citizen patch has another...

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