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Black Ops beta kept internal

Consumers hoping to try out Call Of Duty: Black Ops before its release may not want to hold their breath over it. Treyarch, the development studio behind the eagerly awaited shooter, has said it has no plans for a public beta at this time – despite yesterday’s rumours than an …

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Black Ops beta going Xbox only?

A leaked snapshot of a supposed Google ad has lead to speculation that the multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops could be an Xbox 360 exclusive. Little-known site Leakerz.net claims to have screens of the beta signup page, which also reckons early access will go live tonight – …

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360 Medal of Honor beta delayed

Publisher EA has announced a second delay for the Medal of Honor beta on Xbox 360. Early access to the game on PS3 and PC has already entered Phase 2. However, with the FPS preview due to hit Xbox 360 this week, unidentified issues” have held up its arrival once …

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FIFA Online moves into open beta

EA’s FIFA Online, a free-to-play version of its globally popular football series, has entered an open beta phase and is inviting players to sign up. The launch is part of EA’s wider strategy of bringing its most popular brands to a wider market, as well as tapping into the booming …

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Halo: Reach beta tops 1m

More than one million Xbox 360 owners signed up for the Halo: Reach open beta within the first 24 hours. That’s according to the game’s developer Bungie, which reports that 1,170,112 people have played the game since the beta opened on Monday, according to Kotaku. The studio also announced that …

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Halo Reach beta is struggling

It’s not a huge surprise that that beta for the online component of Bungie’s Xbox 360 shooter Halo: Reach has proved to be hugely popular, and the developer has stated that while some of the early glitches have been ironed out the service, which went live last night, is not …

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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 an unexpectedly high level of demand. GameCrush allows gamers to link up to fellow gamers of the opposite sex by …

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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. Publishers are more commonly offering the public a chance to play early builds of titles such as Halo 3 and LittleBigPlanet, …

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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. Set across 150 miles of open world roads, the game aims to create the largest persistent online race world ever seen and represents the series’ …

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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 in for an extra treat. Inside the box they’ll find a Square Enix Members Card. Inputting the code printed on …

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