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Star Wars X-Wing vs TIE dreams die as Attack Squadron axed

Star Wars X-Wing vs TIE dreams die as Attack Squadron axed

If you’ve been playing the space-fighter game Star Wars: Attack Squadron regularly, you might already know the bad news. This game has been in development for some months, and even went so far as to have an Open Beta sequence so that players from the public might give it a go. Unfortunately for them - and for us - the game’s developers have opted to move on to other projects.

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Final Fantasy XIV PS4 beta is now public

Final Fantasy XIV PS4 beta is now public

Square Enix is the company behind the popular Final Fantasy video game franchise. The company has been talking up the next installment in the franchise, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for the PS4. In the ramp up to bringing that game live this month a beta test has been underway.

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Cortana will launch as beta on Windows Phone 8.1

Cortana will launch as beta on Windows Phone 8.1

Cortana, Microsoft’s personal voice assistant, will launch as a beta product for Windows Phone 8.1. The Siri-esque digital assistant will join Microsoft’s new Action Center on the upcoming Windows Phone release, which may arrive this month. With some app functionality built in as well as search, Cortana may make the Windows Phone platform attractive to a wider audience.

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DC Comics Infinite Crisis multiverse Open Beta begins

DC Comics Infinite Crisis multiverse Open Beta begins

If you’re all about the multiple-universe action pushed in the DC Comics Infinite Crisis comic series - or you just like free Open Beta games in general - today there’s a MOBA you’re going to want to peek at. This game goes by the name Infinite Crisis (of course), and has been released by the developers at Turbine and distributed by the folks at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. You’ll be able to play this game - provided you’ve got the prerequisite powerful PC - right after you hit the download button.

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Titanfall Beta down tonight: done until March 11th

Titanfall Beta down tonight: done until March 11th

One of the most popular Beta runs for a game in recent history will be coming to an end tonight. Titanfall Beta codes are no more - only hands-on gameplay videos will remain until the 11th of March. For those of you that got the opportunity to play the game on Xbox One or PC over the past several days - time to get in your last shots over the next several hours.

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DOOM 4 Beta codes release with Wolfenstein pre-orders

DOOM 4 Beta codes release with Wolfenstein pre-orders

Today the next generation of DOOM has been brought on in Beta form. This game will be released first with boxed copies of the game Wolfenstein: The New Order. In other words - just so long as you’re getting your OG gaming fix on in one form, you’ll be invited to jump in on the other.

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Titanfall Beta open: everyone is free to play

Titanfall Beta open: everyone is free to play

Tonight the decision to stress test Titanfall Beta has been made - codes will not be needed and all players will be able to try the game until the end of the Beta period. At the moment this means users will immediately, if not soon, be able to access Titanfall Beta so that the creators of the game are able to test how much the servers that keep the game active online are able to take.

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Titanfall Beta codes use extended: servers down time to thank

Titanfall Beta codes use extended: servers down time to thank

It would appear that the Titanfall servers bug was a big enough issue over the past 24 hours or so to warrant an extension of the Beta time for users in the long run. In other words - if you were bummed that you'd not be getting as much Titanfall Beta time as possible due to the down-time this weekend, have no fear! The Titanfall Beta has been extended "at least a day".

UPDATE: Respawn Entertainment has decided to make this an OPEN Beta!

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Titanfall Beta codes: where to get them (and what to avoid)

Titanfall Beta codes: where to get them (and what to avoid)

While the PC and Xbox One versions of the Titanfall Beta are appearing in access code form this weekend on eBay, we've set about looking for a few more sources for those of you not in the mood for waiting. We've got our own Titanfall Beta gameplay first-impressions for you to have a peek at while you're waiting - but you're going to need to get to work to get yourself a code. So let's to it!

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Titanfall Beta gameplay First-impressions: Xbox One

Titanfall Beta gameplay First-impressions: Xbox One

When you enter Titanfall, you realize quite quickly you're inside a truly modern game. Even in Beta, we're not expecting many people to complain about the graphics, that is, even before we enter gameplay. This isn't a game where the developers (Respawn Entertainment) scrimped on the graphic design and user interface surrounding the in-game action - on the contrary. This game is ready to roll in a visually spectacular way right at the first screen.

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Firefox for Windows 8 Beta now available for download

Firefox for Windows 8 Beta now available for download

A touch-friendly variety of Firefox browser for Windows 8 has been promised and in the works for quite a while now, suffering repeated setbacks and delayed launches. Finally, that time has come: tonight the company announced the beta version is ready for testing and up on the company's website for download.

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Pebble appstore for Android beta launches with a few bugs in tow

Pebble appstore for Android beta launches with a few bugs in tow

As promised, Pebble rolled out an app store for its iPhone users earlier today, and Android users were left asking for info about when their own would surface. Fortunately, the wait was less than a day, with Pebble announcing a beta version of its appstore for Android -- a few bugs notwithstanding.

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