Flashy flash.

Star Wars: The Old Republic opens up testing for Veteran difficulty in the Elom flashpoint

There is a lot of stuff to test right now on Star Wars: The Old Republic's public test servers. Do you want even more to test out?...
This is not salvation.

World of Warcraft offers a preview of what will be required for flight in Shadowlands

Patch 9.1 for World of Warcraft will bring with it the coveted ability to fly in the game's expansion areas, but what will be required...

World of Warcraft updates Torghast mechanics and some soulbinds on the 9.1 test server

The Empowered mechanic added to World of Warcraft's Torghast was not the most beloved mechanic added to an already not-beloved bit of content, so it's...
Tanks for the memories

The Daily Grind: What’s the earliest test phase you’ve ever played for an MMO?

An early test phase for any MMO has one major drawback, and that's the simple fact that it's not anywhere close to being ready...
A cast

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis opens up client downloads for its beta test via the Windows Store

Eager for the Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis closed beta? The good news is that it's just around the corner, with invites already going...

New test strings hint that The Burning Crusade Classic may be arriving as soon as May 18

The machinery behind the scenes at Blizzard is moving fast on the classic version of the first World of Warcraft expansion, The Burning Crusade, and there's...

Crucible explains its playtest and tournament plans moving through beta

It wasn't so long ago that Crucible opted to take itself out of launch and move back into beta. (It was a couple of...
Wait for it, I guess.

Magic: Legends explores the mechanics of Realms while alpha invites start going out

Realms are about more than just having a housing space for your character in Magic: Legends, but they are also about that. Indeed, Realms are meant...
Pang pang pang

Ashes of Creation plans its alpha one testing starting in May

Make it through this stretch of time, Ashes of Creation, because good things are coming in the future. Specifically, they'll be arriving in May,...
Got to know free.

Blue Protocol starts its Japanese closed beta testing on April 23

The beta test for Blue Protocol had to be delayed a little bit before based on COVID-19, but it was always just a delay....
Commence the jiggling.

Blue Protocol is going to be free-to-play on launch

Those of you eagerly following news about the upcoming cel-shaded Blue Protocol may be happy to know that the game now has a planned business...
Mounting problems, if you will? Probably not.

Guild Wars 2 will begin its first public Swiss tourney PvP test tomorrow

Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet has been murmuring the words "Swiss tournaments" for months now, all the way back to Mike Z's big post...
We hunted ourselves.

Fractured opens up a porting test weekend ahead of Alpha 2 in November

How long do projects take in software development? The old standby is that you should take your most realistic estimate and double it, but...
Money dollars.

ArcheAge Unchained’s test server throws its doors open to you – yes, you

Are you ready for next week's launch of ArcheAge's new buy-to-play server, or are you still on the fence about the whole deal? What...
Yes, this is one of the few cases wherein EA kinda gets to be the good guys.

Anthem’s Cataclysm test server is now live for PC players

We certainly don't want to be overly dramatic in the way that we discuss Anthem's long-delayed Cataclysm update, but it can be safely said that...

Sci-fi Project C puts out a call for pre-alpha testers, but getting in won’t be easy

The as-of-yet unnamed Project C isn't letting the lack of a moniker stop it from cultivating a playerbase. In fact, Darewise Entertainment is putting out...

GDC 2019: Here’s how CCP’s 10,000 player battle tech demo went down

Developer CCP Games currently holds the world record for the largest PvP battle in gaming history, which was awarded in recognition of January 2018’s...
I still love you, robot.

Torchlight Frontiers recaps the progress of its second alpha test

The second alpha for Torchlight Frontiers has guttered to a close, and it turns out that the players involved were fools of the highest order...
Combination crossover.

Ship of Heroes opens registration for its first login test

It's uncommon for a development team to describe an upcoming test phase as "boring," since the goal is usually to get fans excited and...
Being back in Azeroth might be a little more reassuring.

RIFT opens up the game’s Fae Yule event on its test servers

It's not exactly a fun time to be a RIFT fan. The team reduction and ambiguity about the game's future following the unexpected Gamigo buyout...