In practice, writing a “review” of a beta is not the wisest thing to do. With that said, try not to think of this as a “review” of the Destiny beta but merely my thoughts on it as a Guardian within The Last City. For those that are unsure what Destiny is, it is Bungie’s sort of shooter/MMO hybrid with the setting of various different planets in our solar system. Yes, you can actually go to the moon.
In celebration of the PlayStation 4 being released on Friday, Bungie announced to their fans that the beta for their upcoming project Destiny will be releasing on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 first. The beta is expected to start some time in early 2014, with the games launch rumored to be in the Spring of 2014 as well.
In order to gain a spot in the beta, just simply pre-order the game from your preferred retailer. You can locate that information on this page. Also as part of this announcement, we received a little trailer featuring footage in-engine on a PlayStation 4.
Let us know what you think about the beta arriving on the PS3 / PS4 first in the comments section!
Yesterday the cover art for Bungie’s new IP Destiny was unveiled for the systems it will be released on. Today we saw the arrival of a new trailer; showcasing one destination that many have been waiting for, the moon.
Defiance the highly anticipated online open-world shooter from Trion Worlds, will enter its third and final PC beta phase on March 22, starting at 4pm CET, and ending on March 25 at 5am CET. For the first time, on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, console gamers will get the chance to experience a taste of the massive co-op boss battles and fierce multiplayer gameplay that takes place across this evolving sci-fi universe. Specific details for the beta phase on each platform will be included in official invitations that are scheduled for distribution next week. Continue Reading
The following is courtesy of Jillian Jung, you may follow Jillian on Twitter @JilleJey.
“A young woman who enjoys the simple things in life, like adorable online videos and ganking enemy lines.”
I’ve never been one to boast of my accomplishments outside a game, but when presented the opportunity
to beta AltEgo’s League of Legends Champion Select app I decided to make the exception. Continue Reading
The following has been taken from the desk of Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson.
Open Call, More Testers Welcome for 2012 Xbox LIVE Update Public Beta!
The amount of interest we received in July for the 2012 Xbox LIVE Update Public Beta was so staggering that today we’re announcing a second open call for Xbox LIVE subscribers to test out the beta program. I can tell you that we’re accepting far more beta-testers this time around, but space is still limited and once the spots are filled the beta will be closed, so sign up today!
If you’re selected, an update will be pushed to your Xbox 360 in the next few days. The update will contain new Xbox LIVE features, including:
- Internet Explorer for Xbox
- Recommendations and ratings
- Pinning and favorites
- Enhanced category search and discovery features
- Voice search (in specified markets)
Note: A console in the program is expected to remain fully compatible with standard retail consoles not in the program.
You will be required to agree to a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for confidentiality reasons. Any participant who violates the NDA will be removed from this beta and all Xbox betas moving forward, and will not have access to Xbox LIVE until the end of this beta program period. Our NDA enforcement squad is really good at finding violators; so save us both the trouble and don’t test them. We also ask that you fill out a brief 5-minute survey at the end of the beta to let us know what you think. Continue Reading
Even though EA has yet to officially announce any sequel to the highly popular Battlefield series, Customers who Pre-Order Medal Of Honour: Warfighter, will gain exclusive access to the Battlefield 4 Beta, according to an advertisement on EA’s digital distribution service. This has since been removed by EA. This is interesting because of no official Battlefield 4 announcement from DICE or EA, and because Battlefield 3 DLC’s will continue until March 2013.
Clicking the “Pre-Order” button will not have any more information on Battlefield 4 and neither does the official Battlefield website.
While not being officially announced, another addition to the increasingly popular Battlefield series is hardly surprising, Battlefield 3 is still selling well and more than 800,000 people have signed up for Battlefield Premium.
Rumours of new Battlefield games have been in the air for some time. EA president Frank Gibeau confirmed Battlefield 4 in an off-handed comment last year, and Battlefield Bad Company 3 appeared on an employee resume recently. Also a retailer listed a title called “Battlefield Evolved” back in March.
IGN have questioned EA about Battlefield 4 and they will update with any comment they receive. Until then, we just have to sit here and wonder, “Could it be real?”
5TH Cell are now accepting applications for the closed beta for their upcoming XBLA release, Hybrid,over at Whatishybrid.com. The sign-ups originally back in March around the 20th had some intermittent problems with e-mail verification according to a few tweets to @5THCell, but all seems to be rectified now.
Hybrid is a pioneering third person shooter set in the near future, where global conflict exists between a species known as the Variant and a rebel human faction known as the Paladins. 5TH Cell strives to give players a completely new gameplay experience never seen before in the genre.
In 2032 a newly built Hadron Supercollider imploded, obliterating Australia. The world was sent into turmoil as an alternate reality collided with our own and from it emerged a species known as the Variant. Chaos ensued and world war broke out between the Variants and a group of rebel humans known as the Paladins.
The XBLA Game boasts Massive online world war with an intense 3v3 Air and Ground combat at 60FPS at 720p with 10 different maps and modes with tons of weapons and abilities.
Beta keys will be distributed closer to the actual Beta test in late April. Keys will be distributed in what seems to be common staggered rounds with increasing numbers of playtesters. 5TH Cell only determines whether potential testers are game developers or members of the press during sign-ups, so prior experience and other pieces of demographic information are not factors in determining the likelyhood of getting a key.
Players who recruit friends to the Beta will be awarded an exclusive golden helmet when they activate the full version of Hybrid after its release this summer., 5TH Cell says Hybrid will be available this summer.
5TH Cell Media, LLC is a leading independent developer of interactive entertainment software. Focused on original IP, 5TH Cell has established a track record of success by providing a unique user experiences that cannot be found in other games. 5TH Cell’s primary studio is currently located in Bellevue, Washington. For more information on 5TH Cell products, please visit www.5thcell.com.
Many FPS Gamers will have been eagerly awaiting the notification of a beta for Battlefield 3.
As from September 29th the Beta will appear on the Xbox LIVE marketplace for download, yes my giddy friends there is no signup, vetting, No purchase of another game just a pure and fair, open to the public beta with it running up until October 10th 2011.
The beta is available in the following countries;
North America,South America,New Zealand,Australia, South America andEurope.
During the beta gamers will be able to play rush mode on a map called operation metro.
Gamers will be able to rank up and unlock weapons and perks although this will not transfer over to the full game although the name of your soldier will transfer onto the retail game, Included in the beta is the free trial of the Battlefield Battlelog which is a new feature allowing you to keep up to date with all your stats and K/D Ratio’s as well as finding gamers with similar skills and mindset.
Those of you that purchased the limited edition medal of honor and have activated your online pass will have access to the beta 2days early, to enjoy your 2 days worth of early access EA has stated that gamers will receive a code via email with instructions and a code.