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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]

It's... Christmas somewhere? That can't be right.

Betawatch: The Division opens up for beta testing (February 19, 2016)

It's that wonderful time again, ladies and gentlemen, when a long-awaited title goes into open beta. The Division has opened up its...
A time to be so small.

Betawatch: Gigantic’s developer undergoes further layoffs (February 12th, 2016)

This week has brought some pretty terrible news for fans of Gigantic, as developer Motiga has had to lay off a significant...
Brutal.

Betawatch: Black Desert launches at the start of March (February 5th, 2016)

Are you impatiently waiting to explore the blackest and most brutal of all conceivable deserts? Because Black Desert's launch date is closer than you...
In the grim darkness of the future there's only oh really who cares any more.

Betawatch: Eternal Crusade’s entry into early access (January 29th, 2016)

In the grim darkness of the future, there is no more launch or beta or alpha testing, just early access for eternity. Fortunately,
Playing it is a different story.

Betawatch: Having fun with Black Desert’s character creator (January 22, 2016)

Who doesn't like a good character creator? The people in charge of Black Desert clearly like having one so much that a standalone...
Divide by THIS.

Betawatch: The Division enters beta this month at last (January 15, 2016)

It seems like The Division was going to forever be the title that didn't quite make its way to an actual beta test,...
Good, sure, but $600 of good?

Betawatch: Oculus Rift-bound EVE Valkyrie plans alpha (January 8, 2016)

The good news for eager VR fans is that EVE: Valkyrie's first alpha test will start up on January 18th for use...
Yes please.

Betawatch: Vessels, crows, and testing schedules for Crowfall (January 1, 2016)

This week wasn't just the end of a year, it was the start of a long string of news from Crowfall before
You are not shocked.

Betawatch: Camelot Unchained’s crafting is no laughing matter (December 25, 2015)

Happy holidays to those celebrating a holiday today! Happy just today for everyone else! And an extra-special dose of happy for people who like...
We chill.

Betawatch: WoW Legion takes a holiday break (December 18th, 2015)

If you're really in love with the current PvP experience in World of Warcraft... oh, whom am I kidding? Pretty much no one...
And this time, we mean it.

Betawatch: Albion Online celebrates the season and its backers (December 11, 2015)

Who loves Albion Online? The game is clearly doing something right enough to celebrate 60,000 founders backing the game in its current...
We do things for you! This is a thing.

Betawatch: Star Citizen’s universe expands (December 4, 2015)

The universe of Star Citizen is getting a bit bigger with the addition of 50,000 testers to its persistent universe. It also...
Oh, well, good.

Betawatch: The Repopulation’s downtime risk is real (November 27, 2015)

If you wanted to point to an MMO doing everything right when it comes to Kickstarter, The Repopulation would be a fine pick....
Game recognizes game.

Betawatch: Devilian steps up its PvP game for its fourth closed beta test (November 20, 2015)

How strong is Devilian's PvP game? Really, it's hard to say, but it's being stepped up for the game's fourth closed test....
Blessed not be.

Betawatch: Indefinite delays hit Bless Online (November 13th, 2015)

There is basically no situation wherein an indefinite delay is a good thing for a game. Bless Online is getting hit with...
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
Beta-watch the overwatch.

Betawatch: Closed beta explosion (October 30, 2015)

It's a week of games entering closed beta. That is the joke here, if you want to call it a joke. Front and center,...
Here we go again, not on our own.

Betawatch: Black Desert takes the spotlight by storm (October 23, 2015)

If you are all a-flutter for news about Black Desert, this week has been kind to you. Super kind, even. A preview of...
Watch watch watch.

Betawatch: Overwatch opens up, Black Desert pinpoints release (October 16th, 2015)

It's a big news duel in the beta sphere this week. Overwatch announced that it will be entering beta on October 27th...
More soon.

Betawatch: Camelot Unchained begins beta next year (October 9, 2015)

The good news is that Camelot Unchained will indeed be hitting the shores of the land of betas. The bad news? It's...

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