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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: 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...
my god

Betawatch: Riot Games announces all the things

Last week was exhausting for news. The week before was exhausting for news. It feels like even betas are tuckered out completely from the...
Clothed descending a staircase.

Betawatch: Superheroic character creation beta battles!

A fantastic fight to flummox and fascinate fans, true believers! It's the showdown of character creator betas for superhero games, as Ship of Heroes...
It's the gift that keeps on taking.

Betawatch: Star Citizen brings update 3.7.0 to the test server

Watching Star Citizen development can feel a bit like watching Zeno's MMO development at times, but joking aside, reaching update 3.7.0 is a milestone...
I'm fine. We're fine. This is fine. Everything's fine like wine.

Betawatch: Ashes of Creation un-cancels the Apocalypse, Magic the Gathering Arena leaves beta

What? Yes, we know that Ashes of Creation: Apocalypse was never cancelled, but it was a perfect chance to make a Pacific Rim reference....
This is fine dot jpeg.

Betawatch: PlanetSide Arena hits early access to a resounding shrug

The early access for PlanetSide Arena has begun after the game showed off its weaponry. And the results? Players agree that...
It's a real laugh.

Betawatch: Chronicles of Elyria shows off its pre-alpha gameplay

It's easy to be a bit on the cynical side with Chronicles of Elyria as the game continues to... well, not be a game,...
My authority as principal is total.

Betawatch: Camelot Unchained is no longer stuck on your character

Don't you hate when you're just walking along and find out you've got some other character stuck to you? No, probably not, for much...
augh

Betawatch: Peria Chronicles is gone, WoW Classic has launched

I feel so alone, Peria Chronicle's gone, its release has cut and run; Why should I be so blue? Well, what else can I...
Neat!

Betawatch: Astellia Online plans for launch next month

Ah, the release of Astellia approaches, and it makes me just the slightest bit sad. Here was a game that had clear dates...
One last round.

Betawatch: World of Warcraft: Classic wraps up its testing time

There's one last round of testing for World of Warcraft: Classic in the bank, one last chance for everyone who wants to...
Here we go again, not on our own.

Betawatch: Black Desert Online starts testing on the PlayStation 4

Console edition all the MMOs! Black Desert Online already made the leap to the Xbox One, a console with an installed base of...
Neat!

Betawatch: Astellia has giveaways, features, and loyalty for its second beta

Gosh, Astellia is going hard on its beta testing, isn't it? Like, almost to a surprising degree. Sure, you sort of expect

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