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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]

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Betawatch: ReWorld beta is due in two months

Look, over that way! Is it a beta announcement? No, it's an announcement of a beta announcement, as the ReWorld Online Twitter has announced that...
If you don't start calling it 'starbae' you're doing it wrong.

Betawatch: Starbase is blasting off into your world

Gosh, every so often you just get a big surprise like Starbase, which came out of nowhere this week to just drop onto the...
I've got no NDA~!

Betawatch: Torchlight Frontiers kicks its leveling up a notch

The train for Torchlight Frontiers rolls on, and not just because it literally has a class about summoning a train. The latest patch for...
One last round.

Betawatch: World of Warcraft Classic’s beta testing has officially begun again

If you tested World of Warcraft back before it launched, this week's surprise launch of the World of Warcraft: Classic beta test might...
A whole new this.

Betawatch: New World shuts its testing doors for mysterious changes

This is probably fine: Amazon's New World will soon move from its test state of "everyone in the test can play whenever" to "
Good luck.

Betawatch: Star Citizen is sending you to space for free this weekend

It's time to go take a spin in Star Citizen because that game is free, free flying. (Thank you, Tom Petty.) Yes, everyone can jump...
Blessed not be.

Betawatch: Bless Unleashed enters beta testing on the Xbox One

If you own an Xbox One and would like Bless Online Without Quite So Much Bless Online In It, you're in luck! Bless Unleashed is...
augh

Betawatch: Peria Chronicles is actually heading to beta, gosh

This one's personally important to me. Peria Chronicles is a game that looked very interesting to me from the moment it was revealed...
Erry week

Betawatch: The Cycle kicks off a weekly playtest cadence

Technical alpha testing for The Cycle has reached a conclusion, and that means that the developers are moving into the next phase of...
I'm fine. We're fine. This is fine. Everything's fine like wine.

Betawatch: Ashes of Creation shares notes on nodes

The developers behind Ashes of Creation aren't about to let a little thing like delays prevent them from telling you a bunch...
Betacular.

Betawatch: The Elder Scrolls Blades is accessible early on mobile and no you won’t like the business model

Here's the news that has had our staff chat in a tizzy this week: The Elder Scrolls Blades is now in early access...
Let's do the time warp again.

Betawatch: Guardians of Ember enters open beta again for the first time

Hey, neat, Guardians of Ember is in open beta! Wait, didn't that already happen? Well, yes, but that was before Insel Games managed to...
At this point it's debatable if anything will come out of here.

Betawatch: Ashes of Creation wants itself some big organized PvP fights

So Ashes of Creation is delaying its testing phase, that's not a big deal. The game still has plans for nice big and...
I've got no NDA~!

Betawatch: Torchlight Frontiers hits its third alpha so hard it breaks all the NDAs

Yes, you read that right. Torchlight Frontiers hit its NDA so hard that it done broke. There's no NDA for the third...
Betacular.

Betawatch: The Elder Scrolls Blades gets a closed beta before early access

It always seemed like things along the way to launch could head down the route of early access or beta testing. But no, it seems 
Hooray, or something?

Betawatch: Anthem has begun to sing

It'd be nice to say that nothing in beta can stay there, but that would be a lie. There are lots of games that stay...
Nice and apolitical, huh?

Betawatch: The Division 2 barrels toward open beta

It's almost time for everyone to do the hip new dance that's sweeping the nation with the arrival of The Division 2. Assuming, of...
My authority as principal is total.

Betawatch: Camelot Unchained puts the numbers on the field

How many players and bots were on the field with the last test for Camelot Unchained? Not one. Not two. Not three. Not... all...
Hooray, or something?

Betawatch: Anthem weathers tester phase as public demo kicks off

The first demo for Anthem had certain problems because launch day on any sort of online game always does, as we've all no...
WE... STILL... FUNCTION (maybe)

Betawatch: Project Genom is remaking itself

The state of play for Project Genom appears to be a tear-down and rebuild. After a long period of silence the game announced...

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