betawatch

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]

So snipe.

Betawatch: Blue Protocol runs a network test in Japan

0
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

5
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

7
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

1
What is Wayfinder? Where is Wayfinder? Why is Wayfinder? These questions... mostly do not make sense. But there are some answers to perhaps less...
So snipe.

Betawatch: Blue Protocol projects tests and releases its benchmark

7
Blue Protocol has released its benchmark and character creator! This is not a drill, people. If you are unsure of what to do, well,...
Please stop reminding me that this game exists.

Betawatch: Throne & Liberty gets the Amazon publishing treatment

2
He's a pair of concentric rings covered in eyes. She's the personification of the idea of freedom carrying a torch or a spear while...
How punk.

Betawatch: Corepunk previews crafting and gathering

1
Aw yeah, we're into the crafting and gathering previews for Corepunk. That's when you know the game is going somewhere, folks. Showing you a...
Sure, all right.

Betawatch: Gloria Victis enters the world of launched games

0
Many, many games that spend long enough in early access or a supposed beta basically just never wind up actually "formally" launching. (Looking at...
Darn it, Quin.

Betawatch: Quinfall plans a big dang world, not player funding

3
Quinfall is a new MMORPG on the way that either has a big issue with the number five or people named Quin, which may...
Sure, all right.

Betawatch: Gloria Victis finally heads for launch

0
It's been years since the day when Gloria Victis first made its way into early access, and you can hardly be blamed if you...
Oh, well, good.

Betawatch: The Repopulation says goodbye once more

5
So The Repopulation has been through the wringer over the years, having been spirited away from its creators and original stewards by Idea Fabrik...
You are not the real thing.

Betawatch: Pantheon schedules its first monthly pre-alpha for later this month

2
So some people may have been a bit skeptical when Pantheon promised it would have monthly pre-alpha tests in 2023. And, you know, there's...
Travels of booking

Betawatch: Book of Travels disambiguates content and features

1
Have you tried to find the difference between content and features in Book of Travels? According to a new dispatch from the team on...
THEY FIGHT

Betawatch: Waven’s alpha testing is active and rolling

0
So, how are things going with Waven's testing? Well, the good news is that the team is sharing regular patches and updates with fans....
Send help.

Betawatch: Evercore Heroes delays its beta testing

1
Evercore Heroes is like a competitive PvE MOBA. No, really. Player-controlled teams take on enemies in a race to see which team can clear...
Fracking! Yes? No.

Betawatch: Fractured Online adds in primal forms for Wildfolk

0
Is it completely a coincidence that after a new Transformers film trailer for Rise of the Beasts, Fractured Online has added a beast mode...
PLEASE LOOK BETTER.

Betawatch: Dysterra springs ahead to launch and falls back due to cheating

0
Good work, Dysterra! It can be a rocky road to launch, even to early access launch, but you braved the difficult path and oh,...
It couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of of theoretical games.

Betawatch: Hey, that Star Citizen sure is taking a long time, huh

40
Well howdy there, folks! I'm Gamer Gary, and I'm out here with all of this construction equipment because someone posted a whole chart showing...
So snipe.

Betawatch: Blue Protocol launches in spring 2023 in Japan

0
Well, after an unusually quiet span of time, Blue Protocol is approaching an actual launch. It's launching in early spring of 2023 in Japan,...
Get a website.

Betawatch: BitCraft sets November 18 as its next pre-alpha date

2
Darn it, BitCraft, this column is called "Betawatch." Stop throwing around terms like "pre-alpha testing" like that's something that should be public-facing. It's unpleasant!...

THE LATEST POSTS

TOP CONTENT