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Titanfall Beta servers down: Microsoft working on fix

Titanfall Beta servers down: Microsoft working on fix

This afternoon servers are in short supply for the Titanfall Beta, owing to a bug rather than to a final limitation for the game. According to Respawn Entertainment developer Jon Shiring, Microsoft is both aware of the bug and is working on a fix right this minute. You'll encounter this situation in gameplay when you see the message "no servers found."

UPDATE: With servers back to normal, mostly, Respawn Entertainment decided to make this Closed Beta an Open Beta for everyone starting just one day after launch!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/14/14: Titanfall Beta codes, Halo 5, Netflix binge

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/14/14: Titanfall Beta codes, Halo 5, Netflix binge

It's Titanfall Beta day - and also Valentine's Day - but mostly Titanfall Beta day, and you're going to find one whole heck of a lot of people today looking for codes. While there is still a normal sign-up for Titanfall's Beta release out there, there's also a bunch of users in the wild with codes to give out - grab one! While one thing doesn't necessarily have to do with the other, Xbox One and Xbox 360 topped game sales in January.

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Titanfall Beta tips from Respawn: “get off the ground”

Titanfall Beta tips from Respawn: “get off the ground”

As the Beta release for Titanfall hits starting tomorrow, users are being sent a bucket of tips on how to get rolling quickly. Instead of jumping in and being slaughtered instantly, the developers at Respawn Entertainment are letting it be known that you've got options. You're not restricted to running around on the first floor in this game - in fact, if you do, you'll likely be killed quickly.

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Titanfall Beta sign-up live: gameplay trailer, game archetypes included

Titanfall Beta sign-up live: gameplay trailer, game archetypes included

This afternoon it was made clear by the folks behind the release of the Titanfall Beta that they'd be opening up sign-ups for the game's early release (in Beta mode) this evening. Sign-ups for the Titanfall Beta began at 6PM PST on the 11th of Feburary, 2014, and will end on the 14th of February (Valentine's Day), while the chosen ones will be informed before the 17th of the month.

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Titanfall Beta access sign-up starts at 6PM tonight

Titanfall Beta access sign-up starts at 6PM tonight

According to both developer Vince Zampella and the official Titanfall Twitter account, there'll be a Beta sign-up page for Titanfall as early as 6PM PST tonight. This news comes not long after a guarantee from the group that they'd be releasing the Beta inside the month - which makes a lot of sense given the fact that they've got one month left before the release of the game.

UPDATE: The developer team at Respawn Entertainment changed this Closed Beta to an OPEN Beta on the 15th of February!

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ALIEN: Isolation: Ripley’s daughter hits Xbox One, 360, PS3, PS4, PC in 2014

ALIEN: Isolation: Ripley’s daughter hits Xbox One, 360, PS3, PS4, PC in 2014

This week it's become clear that the next Alien franchise game will be not only a multi-console, multi-tiered release, it'll also be as much the terror-infused survival game as the original Alien movie made us wish for. Of course we've got a long way to go before the game actually hits stores, but for now it's looking like the controversial inclusion of Ellen Ripley's daughter in the script is taking a back seat to the idea that this will be everything but a straight-up translation of Alien to a first-person game.

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Hawken heads to Steam: PvP pimp-my-mech Titanfall pre-cursor

Hawken heads to Steam: PvP pimp-my-mech Titanfall pre-cursor

It's a big day for the folks that develop the mech-battle game Hawken as they leave their download-it-yourself space and enter Steam. From this point forward, this free-to-play machine vs machine game will be tied to Steam, complete with in-game purchases and full distribution. Today marks the first patch that will come from Steam - this and all future patches for the game will also come from Steam.

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Bill Gates heads back to Reddit for AMA

Bill Gates heads back to Reddit for AMA

This morning Bill Gates will be heading toward Reddit for an "Ask Me Anything" session that will include users from around the world and anyone and everyone that wishes to participate. Showing up in some extreme style right from the get-go, Gates let the world know he was going to hit Reddit with an image on Twitter that showed one massive Alien helping him hold up his confirmation sign. A confirmation such as this is required for a user - any user - to create a long-lasting "AMA" session.

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