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Battlefield Hardline beta closes, having served 7m players

EA has said that 7m people played the recent Battlefield Hardline beta. As of early Monday the beta had welcomed 6m players. It was originally planned to close on Sunday night but was extended by an extra day. So here we are – millions of heists, hotwires and captured control …

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Over 6m people tried the Battlefield Hardline beta

Gamers got the chance to try EA’s next Battlefield game this weekend, and the numbers suggest significant interest in the multiplayer FPS. Developer Visceral Games said that over 6m players tried the open beta that kicked off last week on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, and concludes …

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Blizzard MOBA Heroes of the Storm enters closed beta

Blizzard has kicked off closed beta testing for its upcoming ‘online team brawler’ Heroes of the Storm. The publisher will be inviting a select number of players to try the free-to-play MOBA-like game, with sign-up available at heroesofthestorm.com. A new battleground – the desert-themed Sky Temple – and hero – …

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New Steam beta update adds framerate counter

Valve has added an FPS counter to Steam’s overlay, allowing users to check the framerate of their games without having to use third-party software such as FRAPS. Polygon reports the counter is accessible right away as part of the current Steam client beta, much to the rejoicing of account holders …

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Planetside 2 PS4 beta misses 2014 target window, now scheduled for this month

Sony Online Entertainment has announced the Planetside 2 beta is now expected out by the middle of this month on PlayStation 4, confirming the early release will miss its previously scheduled 2014 target window. GameSpot reports on the delay and newly-specified release target of mid-January 2015 for Planetside 2’s PS4 …

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Evolve open beta hits Xbox One next month

Xbox One will host an open beta event for Turtle Rock’s highly anticipated title Evolve next month, with limited technical tests also planned for PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. The Evolve beta kicks off January 15th for Xbox One owners with Xbox Live Gold subscriptions. It’s set to feature the …

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Dead Island 2 beta to debut as PS4 timed-exclusive

Dead Island 2’s beta will launch as timed-exclusive for PlayStation 4 owners when it launches next year. A FAQ posted on the beta’s official site confirms a 30-day exclusivity period for the beta on PS4, prior to its arrival on Xbox One and Windows PC platforms. Purchasing Escape Dead Island …

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DayZ not expected to leave Steam Early Access until 2016

Bohemia Interactive has outlined its forward plans for DayZ, indicating that the game won’t exit Steam Early Access until the first half of 2016. The former Arma mod entered Early Access in December 2013 but is not even expected to enter its beta phase until Q4 2015. Furthermore, the price …

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The Crew delayed; falls back to early December

Ubisoft has announced that The Crew has been delayed, and will be released worldwide on December 2nd. The open-world racer was originally set for launch on November 11th, alongside Halo: The Master Chief Collection and two days before Ubisoft’s pair of Assassin’s Creed games, Unity and Rogue, PES 2015 and …

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PlayStation Now open beta launches on PS3

PS3 owners in parts of US and Canada can now stream games through an open beta of Sony’s PlayStation Now service. The US PlayStation Blog announces the PlayStation 3 beta is available in mainland US and parts of Canada. PlayStation Now hit open beta on PlayStation 4 in July, with …

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