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HANDS ON: First look at Bethesda’s arena brawler, Battlecry

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Playable on the show floor was Battlecry, the upcoming free-to-play third First person brawler by Bethesda Softworks, which puts up to 32 players in a warzone, fighting for area control. The game focuses on team-based combat, combining fast-paced brutality and competitive multiplayer to bring you an interesting mix between Team Fortress and Smite. Following a cataclysmic world war at the dawn of the 20th century, the most powerful Empires left standing came together […]

Crysis 3 Multiplayer Beta from Jan 29th – Feb 12th

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From 29th January, Crysis fans will be able to ‘beta-test’ Crysis 3 on the 360, PS3 and PC. The open beta only includes multiplayer, with access to two game modes Crash Site and the new Hunter mode, and maps Museum and Airport. Modes Hunter Mode This multiplayer game mode is all about the survival of the fittest. There are two teams, initially comprised of two permanently cloaked “Hunters”, and up to 10 […]

Halo 4 Leaked Loadout & Gameplay Screenshots

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  Just under a week until E3 2012, and already, there have been several leaked images of Halo 4, as well as a mysterious video showing off gameplay. From an Italian Halo site [halouniverse.it] 8 screenshots have surfaced, showing new Halo 4 gameplay and menu screens, also showing new Armor Abilities and so called ‘Tactical Packages’. Screenshot analysis after the jump.

TECHGEEK Weekly 28: The War Against Buttons

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So it turns out, our “Powered by” gets crude when I do it. Anyway, we cover the Verizon iPhone 4, Vodafone’s massive security fail and MySpace being sold off? Oh, and find out how ChatRoulette (remember that) is making some dough from an unlikely source. Stewart is sick for this episode – so officially ending his perfect attendance record. And Tom is doing the recording, and he expresses his outrage […]

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Multiplayer Beta – early access

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Playstation had previously announced eariler this week that Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood multiplayer beta would avaliable in October 4th.  However, today in the Playstation Europe Blog announced that Playstation Plus members would have early access to the beta, avaliable on September 27th.  Currently it is unknown if this early access to the online beta will be available to the US, as Playstation US have yet to announce it.

Xbox 360 Update Preview now available for sign up

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If you have an Xbox 360 and get excited by software updates listen up! Major Nelson has just announced on his blog that the Xbox Live dashboard update, which is launching with the Kinect later this year, is now accepting early registrations for testing.

Google SSL Search Beta Now Available.

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Google has introduced a new feature called Google Search SSL Beta. Basically, you can now perform web searches using an SSL encryption by going to https://www.google.com . Google note that this beta functionality is only available to web searches and not (yet) to Maps, Images, Books and other Services. And to be double-sure you are browsing secure, Google has updated their famous Google search page to reflect this new beta period. […]

Steam for Mac: Beta Applicants to be chosen this week.

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Capture text: Sorry! This stage of the Steam on Mac beta signup is now closed. Applicants will be chosen in the coming weeks. If we open the beta to a larger audience we will let everyone know! Yes, thats right. Steam has quietly updated their Mac Beta page to reflect that the successful closed beta testers will be chosen this week. So keep an eye out this week for an […]

Microsoft wants you to be social… on Outlook

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Despite Google Buzz becoming an abysmal failure, Microsoft has decided to release a plugin for Outlook 2010 Beta that will allow you to view what you and your friends are doing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or on its Sharepoint service (because that is apparently going to bring in social networking features to the workplace). It’s pretty much going to tell you what your friends are doing in real time (which […]

BioWare and LucasArts announce Beta Testing period for Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO

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BioWare and LucasArts have announced their Beta Testing period for their Star Wars: The old Republic MMO and it’s quite interesting. Apparently BioWare and LucasArts staff are looking through the game’s community forum to find the most intellectual and active members for their Beta Testing. This will happen over several weeks so if you want a chance to Beta Test The Old Republic then sign up today for free. Announcement […]