Entries in 'beta' (103)

GameCrush dating site blown out

GameCrush dating site blown out

A new site that offers gamers the chance to pay for private video links to gamers of the opposite sex has been forced to temporarily close its beta due to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2010 at 3:45PM in News
Value of public betas questioned

Value of public betas questioned

The development sector’s growing reliance on public betas has made a significant – and often troublesome – impact on the development process, according to a panel of industry experts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2010 at 10:29AM in News
NFS World closed beta kicks off

NFS World closed beta kicks off

EA has officially kicked off the closed beta for experimental online MMO racer Need for Speed World and is welcoming applications from potential new members.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2010 at 2:19PM in News
Surprise bonus for FFXIII on PS3

Surprise bonus for FFXIII on PS3

Thousands of punters are expected to flood to retail today to get their hands on the feverously anticipated Final Fantasy XIII – and those who buy the PS3 version are ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2010 at 1:46PM in News

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Pirate Bay founder in new venture

Pirate Bay founder in new venture

One of the founders of controversial BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay has lifted the lid on a brand new venture named Flattr that hopes to make money for a wide ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 15th 2010 at 11:26AM in News
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier revealed

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier revealed

Ubisoft has at last officially confirmed what many suspected – that a new Ghost Recon title will be released this Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2010 at 10:22AM in News
EA reveals FIFA Online

EA reveals FIFA Online

The lid has been lifted on the latest online venture from publisher EA, and this time it’s the lucrative FIFA franchise that’s getting the mass-audience treatment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2010 at 10:22AM in News
Star Trek Online beta beams down

Star Trek Online beta beams down

Publisher Atari has at last opened the digital doors to the public beta for Cryptic Studio’s long awaited MMO Star Trek Online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2010 at 5:39PM in News

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Euro ModNation Racers beta announced

Euro ModNation Racers beta announced

SCEE has confirmed via the PlayStation blog that it will release a beta version of anticipated PS3 title ModNation Racers on January 22nd.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2010 at 4:51PM in News
FFXIV beta sign-ups begin

FFXIV beta sign-ups begin

With Final Fantasy XIII hype at it maximum ahead of its release in Japan today, Square Enix has already started recruiting beta testers for the still in development MMO title ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2009 at 12:22PM in News
Gaikai beta arrives in Europe

Gaikai beta arrives in Europe

The cloud-based Gaikai service, which lets players enjoy traditional disk-based PC games through a browser without the need to install any files or own the physical media, is entering closed ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 9th 2009 at 4:30PM in News
Halo Reach over a year away

Halo Reach over a year away

Halo developer Bungie has stated that the recently revealed Halo Reach will not reach the market until autumn 2010, a year after the release of the next chapter in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 4th 2009 at 3:54PM in News

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SONY: Uncharted 2 takes centre stage

SONY: Uncharted 2 takes centre stage

Developer Naughty Dog has taken to the stage at Sony’s E3 press presentation to show off the game it claims will take the PS3 hardware to the next level – ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2009 at 8:25PM in News
PS3 Home to launch tomorrow

PS3 Home to launch tomorrow

The open beta of PS3 Home will be made available to all PS3 users from tomorrow (December 11th), SCEE has announced.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2008 at 9:40AM in News
PS3 Home launch ‘in next 10 days’

PS3 Home launch ‘in next 10 days’

The clock is ticking on Sony’s recurrent pledge to release an open beta for its PS3 social network Home by the end of the year – and a report in ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 8th 2008 at 12:01PM in News
Sony maintains 2008 launch for PS3 Home

Sony maintains 2008 launch for PS3 Home

The clock is ticking on 2008, but Sony has once again asserted that its PS3 Home service will be opened to the public before the turn of the year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2008 at 5:12PM in News

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PS3 Home edges closer to launch

PS3 Home edges closer to launch

Sony has launched a brand new web portal for its long-awaited PS3 social networking service Home, adding weight to the claims that the service should arrive before the end of ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 25th 2008 at 10:21AM in News
Launch version of Home beta to arrive tomorrow?

Launch version of Home beta to arrive tomorrow?

A leaked memo has reportedly revealed that Home 1.0, the version of Sony’s hyped social networking software that will eventually be released to the public, will become available to closed ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2008 at 12:00PM in News
LittleBigPlanet beta this month

LittleBigPlanet beta this month

Ahead of the release of LittleBigPlanet on October 24th, developer Media Molecule has stated that a ‘limited’ public beta will commence later this month – though there’s no news currently ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2008 at 11:29AM in News
JAPAN: Home beta applications open

JAPAN: Home beta applications open

Whilst the actual launch date for Sony’s long-awaited PS3 Home social networking service remains the thing of mystery for now, Sony has at last invited gamers in Japan to apply ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2008 at 11:13AM in News
E3 08: Europe and US to get simultaneous Home beta

E3 08: Europe and US to get simultaneous Home beta

Whilst Sony’s PS3 conference failed to offer any additional concrete information regarding an arrival date for its much-hyped PS3 social network service Home, SCEE boss David Reeves has at least ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2008 at 10:44AM in News
PS3 Home on track for autumn

PS3 Home on track for autumn

Whilst Sony works on ironing out the ongoing problems with its recent significant update to PS3, PSN director Eric Lempel has said that the autumn arrival of Sony’s social network ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2008 at 12:12PM in News
Home Beta coming in 2008

Home Beta coming in 2008

Home, Sony's virtual world on PS3, is still on track for a 2008 release, according to Wired.

by Tim Ingham
on Jun 3rd 2008 at 6:07PM in News
Ubidays to be broadcast live in PS3 Home

Ubidays to be broadcast live in PS3 Home

PS3 Home may still be exclusively for use by approved testers at the moment, but those privileged enough to have access will tonight be able to access live coverage of ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 28th 2008 at 1:03PM in News
PS3 Home delayed again

PS3 Home delayed again

SCEA has officially confirmed that its beta testing of the highly anticipated PS3 Home service is to continue throughout the next few months, seemingly pushing the official launch of the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2008 at 11:12AM in News