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Wednesday, 16 October 2013 19:37

Closed beta of Extraction has started

Nexon America has launched closed beta testing of the Extraction, a new multiplayer FPS created by proven team from Splash Damage. Unfortunately, it seems that the beta test only applies to the US market, so that the players from the rest of the world will have to wait for some more time, but hopefully not too long.

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Today I'll be writing about one game that is probably the most popular at the moment beside the GTA V. Of course it is Blizzard's trading card game, better known as Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. The game is currently in closed beta stage, which started on August 16 in the NA region, and on 4th of September in the EU. The game itself is pretty similar to Magic The Gathering, but obviously it revolves around Warcraft world. It is extremely hard to get your hands on the beta key at the moment, because Blizzard managed to create enourmous hype around the game, which sadly had some very bad consequences for the gamers.

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Monday, 19 August 2013 09:36

Blizzard's Heartstone enters beta stage


Blizzard's clone of Magic: The Gathering has entered a phase of closed beta testing on the PC and Mac. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is currently opened only to a small number of players who signed up for beta testing, but we can expect the next round of beta invitations soon.

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Saturday, 30 March 2013 08:10

8000 people will test Google Glass


Among the many interested users who have subscribed to the Google Glass page with desire to be among the first to be able to test an early version of smart sunglasses, Google has chosen 8,000 persons, only U.S. citizens. If you are disappointed that you are not chosen, it should be noted that every "beta tester" will have to pay $1,500 for their own copy, and in addition they will not get it by mail, but will have to travel to one of the three U.S. cities where you can find Google's subsidiary, New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco.

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Zenimax Online has confirmed that the first round of invitations for beta testing of The Elder Scrolls Online will be sent at the end of the current month (March). The first closed beta test was held on 28th February among employees of Zenimax Online Studios, and their families and friends. Apparently Elder Scrolls Online proved stable enough to open it to a wider public.

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Tuesday, 09 October 2012 20:41

Valve's search for Play testers


Today Valve announced that they are looking “for folks to come to Valve and playtest both released and unreleased versions of our games as well as play around with some of our hardware prototypes”. This means that you will be able to test games at Valve's HQ and not only from your home. However take notice that this testing sessions last around an hour, so it won’t be those kind of beta game tests you do at home that could last for days, weeks, even months. Valve is certainly making a good move with this idea and as a huge amount of gamers like to play betas there will be great interest in it.

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Monday, 25 June 2012 10:40

Hey, It's Still a Beta...

CodeHey, it’s still a Beta. These are words that we hear all the time whenever we run into issues with pre-release software. This comment is used as a defense against bugs, missing features and even performance problems no matter the (Pre) release version. This is also used regardless of the number of statements made by the companies PR machine claiming that it is ready to go. “Hey, it’s still a Beta” is also used in almost equal measure to “it just came out”, “this is new technology”, and many other statements that all amount to one thing. No program or product can cover every potential issue.

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on-xMicrosoft is looking to get Android users to do some beta testing for them. You might be wondering what we are talking about at this point so I suppose I should explain a little. Microsoft has launched an automation application called on{x}. The name is a play on application code that describes an event that is programed to run when a certain event happens. The software has been launched as a beta and is available in the Google Play Store right now.

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WIndows8-cppToday marked the day that Microsoft released Windows 8 to the general public. We have tinkered with several builds of Windows 8, but so far we have not been all that impressed with what the guys in Redmond have come up with. Our big issue has been the lack of functionality and usability in the new MetroUI. In our last public coverage we had to switch back to Windows 7 after only three days or testing. So now let’s take another stab at getting Windows 8 running on current hardware, namely our Asus EEE Slate EP121.

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