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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]

Mr. Anderson, welcome back.

Betawatch: Crucible keeps working on the Heart of the Hive

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Ah, Crucible, you entered our lives so quickly and then exited equally quickly... but only back to beta. You might think this is...
Icy Hot, but a game.

Betawatch: Frozen Flame burns its way into a cool closed beta

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Survival action RPG Frozen Flame announced this week that it was heading into closed beta with a single-player mode, a new event, and...
Patch, patch, patch.

Betawatch: Craftopia is doing the difficult Early Access work

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There's kind of a pall around early access games, mostly because a lot of them launch into early access and then faff about pointlessly. But 
Wait, where's my axe?! COME ON

Betawatch: New World promises lots of content in its November test

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People seem to have generally been rather pleased with the New World preview event this month, huh? It's winding down today, but the promise...
Blessed not be.

Betawatch: Bless Unleashed plans for a PC beta test

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Darn it! I said ages ago that I would be much more interested in Bless Unleashed if it were releasing on platforms I...
Wait, where's my axe?! COME ON

Betawatch: New World has a new client for a new beta

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There's a beta event going down next week in New World, don't you know, and it's coming with a new...
All right, here we go.

Betawatch: Torchlight III does its final pre-launch wipe

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Gosh, what a strange road it has been for Torchlight III. Like... at one point that wasn't even its name. But the important...

Betawatch: Here comes Crowfall’s beta

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Five years since its Kickstarter, Crowfall is finally entering beta next week! That's good news for backers and even better for MMO PvP...
It couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of of theoretical games.

Betawatch: The silence on Squadron 42 was all about a video not being pretty enough

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So Star Citizen fans were more than a little miffed that the news on Squadron 42 had slowed from "a crawl"...
Fracking! Yes? No.

Betawatch: Fractured and Magic: Legends do the closed alpha dance

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You can test if you want to if you've gotten an invite. Yes, Fractured kicked off its most recent closed alpha after...

Betawatch: Magic Legends begins invites for its second closed alpha

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I bet you thought Betawatch this week was going to be all about World of Warcraft's Shadowlands beta, which did indeed begin and...
And a real universe.

Betawatch: Dual Universe targets August for a subscription beta

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Here comes the beta for Dual Universe! And you'll need to pay for it if you don't buy an alpha-access pack before...
Mr. Anderson, welcome back.

Betawatch: Crucible has re-entered beta

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Ah, Crucible, welcome back to the warm embrace of being in beta. Yes, after launching with something like a bellyflop, the game...

Betawatch: Crowfall’s alpha is actually kind of a beta but also mostly an alpha

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Apparently, Crowfall's current test state is "technically" a beta. Technically. As the person who maintains this list, splitting hairs like this technically...
All right, here we go.

Betawatch: Torchlight III hits early access and early access hits back

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So Torchlight III gave everyone a big surprise when it jumped into early access! It was, unfortunately, not the good kind of surprise....
Wait, where's my axe?! COME ON

Betawatch: New World aims for familiarity, Blue Protocol plans beta stream

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For a game entitled New World, the upcoming title from Amazon sure does feel familiar if you're an MMO veteran. After all, the...
Great.

Betawatch: Magic Legends gears up for summer testing

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There's something in the air that makes it feel as if Magic: Legends is getting ready for its first public testing phase. I don't...
All right, here we go.

Betawatch: Torchlight III wraps up its closed testing

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So it appears that Torchlight III has finished its round of closed testing! Great! And what happens next for the game? When is the...
Clothed descending a staircase.

Betawatch: Ship of Heroes likes Unreal Engine 5, but it doesn’t expect to use it soon

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Sometimes, the biggest beta news can be admiring a new feature and then finding out why you're not getting it. Such is the lot...
And a real universe.

Betawatch: Dual Universe could go to consoles – but isn’t planning on it

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You'd think an entire piece from the Dual Universe team about how the game wasn't planned for consoles and will still not be going...

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