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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]

Pals.

Betawatch: Palia gets its first content patch – and plenty of bugs

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Palia is finally open to everyone, which feels like it took a while but hasn't really been all that long. Just the same, that...
I'm fine. We're fine. This is fine. Everything's fine like wine.

Betawatch: Ashes of Creation aims to delist its pre-order packs

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The sheer mention that Ashes of Creation is going to stop selling pre-orders in some fashion is kind of astonishing. Like, that's kind of...
Pals.

Betawatch: Palia’s closed beta means the end of its NDA

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Yes, Palia has finally moved into closed beta testing and has open beta right around the corner. We even had an interview about it. The...
I'm cranky. This is a cranky day.

Betawatch: Tarisland is shocked to discover people like PvP

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So Tarisland ran a poll for its players, and it turns out that people like PvP! And crafting! And gathering! And they don't like...
Peeky boo.

Betawatch: Wayfinder has found the way to early access in August

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Good news, everyone, Wayfinder has found the way. Specifically, it has found the way to charge people for early access ahead of its free-to-play...
Treeful.

Betawatch: A date for Palia’s multi-stage beta

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Soon, Palia, it will be your time to enter the beta space. You've existed for so long in the alpha arena that you may...
I'm cranky. This is a cranky day.

Betawatch: Tarisland would prefer that you stop calling it a World of Warcraft clone

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Anyone with even passing familiarity with World of Warcraft has probably watched the Tarisland trailers and gotten the sense that the latter is a...
Not factored.

Betawatch: Fractured Online opens up a free-to-play weekend now that it’s back in testing

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Now that it has fully shed its not-actually-very-advantageous deal with Gamigo while maintaining its independence, Fractured Online is going to be relying entirely on its...
Pals.

Betawatch: Palia promises a Switch launch this year in addition to a PC launch

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If you are one of those people still posting cringe-worthy chatter about how you are above petty concerns such as console gaming (perhaps with...
head, shoulders, skull and bones (skull and bones)

Betawatch: Skull & Bones will get a beta, honest, for realsies this time

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So approximately four thousand years after it was initially announced, Ubisoft's Skull & Bones is finally promising that it's going to enter into closed...
I'm cranky. This is a cranky day.

Betawatch: Tarisland enters closed beta later this month

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All right there, Tarisland, what do you have for us? A closed beta? That's good, but will it feature more questionable narration and text...

Betawatch: Niantic’s Monster Hunter Now winds down beta on June 13

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On a scale of New World to MultiVersus, how much does it worry you when an ongoing beta is abruptly shut down? Monster Hunter...
So snipe.

Betawatch: Blue Protocol delays global launch to next year

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Can a game break your heart even before it launches? Yes. Yes it can. Case in point, Blue Protocol has broken what little remains...

Betawatch: Bossa in the Skies with Lost

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Yes, we're back! And so is Bossa Games, it turns out, with Lost Skies on the way. It's actually very similar to Worlds Adrift,...
Peeky boo.

Betawatch: Wayfinder catches the delay bug

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If you felt like Wayfinder was really just cruising along and fast-tracking its way to beta, well... we have a bit of bad news...
Not so eden any more.

Betawatch: Galaxies of Eden abandons MMO for AI generation

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So Galaxies of Eden's devs had a bit of a surprising drop this week when they decided that instead of building a nice big...
So snipe.

Betawatch: Blue Protocol runs a network test in Japan

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And there we go: Another round of network testing has begun in Japan for Blue Protocol. Bandai Namco promised it would happen in March,...
Sure, all right, whatever?

Betawatch: Diablo IV opens up for everyone to test its server queue

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Yay, Diablo IV has an open beta where you can test your ability to wait in a server queue to play the game! But...
AND NOW - I DIE!

Betawatch: Star Citizen’s alpha 3.18 has been quite a trainwreck

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So Star Citizen launched patch 3.18 last weekend, and everything worked absolutely perfectly with no downsides, please don't check. But it's all right because...
Peeky boo.

Betawatch: Wayfinder offers little peeks behind the NDA

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What is Wayfinder? Where is Wayfinder? Why is Wayfinder? These questions... mostly do not make sense. But there are some answers to perhaps less...

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