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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: Dual Universe gets better graphics in its biggest beta update

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This is the biggest update for Dual Universe since it was first playable, according to the studio itself. That's sizable! This update is big...
One last round.

Betawatch: The Burning Crusade Classic may be entering beta this month

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It might be time to beta test World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade! You know, again. See, there's a rumor that the next update...
Sure, great, grand.

Betawatch: Zenith plans its alpha for April 16

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Playing a game on a VR headset already feels kind of futuristic, but the upcoming Zenith is a bit more futuristic than even that. And...
I demand to pay more for this.

Betawatch: Dual Universe opens a test server

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A test server! A server wherein one may test! Such a thing has been built for Dual Universe! Albeit not using the in-game building tools, but...
Nope!

Betawatch: TitanReach backtracks on admission it’s not paying all its devs

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So Titan Reach is launching into its paid early access, and it announced that fact. That's good. What is less good is the fact...
You are not the real thing.

Betawatch: Pantheon shows off its crafting

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Could you describe Pantheon as a game about standing in place with other people and slowly leveling up? Maybe, if you were being reductive, but...
Based star.

Betawatch: Starbase plans to offer an easy build mode

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The tricky thing about games that offer you a lot of freedom when it comes to building is that sometimes it's difficult to figure...
Sheewax.

Betawatch: Magic Legends hits open beta on March 23

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It took a bit longer than expected, possibly longer than the developers had hoped, but it's finally happening. Magic Legends has an official open beta...
You are not the real thing.

Betawatch: Pantheon gets a funding runway

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The big news this week for Pantheon wasn't really about the game's beta exactly but about a seven-figure investment that supposedly set the game on...
Not factored.

Betawatch: Fractured opens up a bonus playtest weekend

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Here comes the weekend, and that means here comes Fractured. Any and all registered users can get in on the fun of a playtest...
There's a thing with this game and redheads, huh?

Betawatch: Crowfall revamps leveling with its first beta patch

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All right, here comes 2021, let's level up your beta experiences once again! Crowfall is certainly going that route with its first major beta...
It's a real laugh.

Betawatch: Chronicles of Elyria insists it’s not dead

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Seriously, Chronicles of Elyria isn't dead! It feels much better and wants to go take a walk. Why did everyone think it was dead just...
I demand to pay more for this.

Betawatch: Dual Universe’s beta purge

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No one likes feeling like playing a game's beta is a grind, and no one likes losing access to a beta unexpectedly. So it's...
Sure, all right.

Betawatch: Gloria Victis enters beta testing

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Gloria Victis has entered the hallowed halls of beta! This might sound a little odd to you, as the game has been in testing...
So snipe.

Betawatch: Blue Protocol’s players share its closed beta goodness

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If you're anything like me... well, I'm so sorry. This must be hellish for you. Also, you're really looking forward to the upcoming Blue...
Whee and such.

Betawatch: Blankos Block Party begins private beta with a fresh hotfix

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You never forget your first... hotfix. What did you think we meant? Blankos Block Party has gone into its first private beta, and that...
Yay.

Betawatch: Naïca begins its bepixeled open beta

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What? Yes, I'm well aware that "bepixeled" isn't actually a word, as well as the fact that the whole "pixel graphics" thing is just...
Not factored.

Betawatch: Fractured’s fall alpha is underway

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MMORPG sandbox Fractured pushed its way into its fall alpha this week, in spite of technical difficulties and a downtime outage on Wednesday that...
Blessed not be.

Betawatch: Spooky scary Bless Unleashed closed betas

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Yes, I know, Bless Unleashed isn't scary... except for the specter of the original Bless that hovers in the background. Oooh, there's a closed...
Finally.

Betawatch: New World approaches its autumn alpha apprehensively

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No, no, don't worry. This will not be like the joke a couple of weeks ago with the letter P in front of things. New...

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