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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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Vdio movie streaming service closed after beta project flops

Vdio movie streaming service closed after beta project flops

Back in April, popular Internet radio service Rdio decided to jump feet-first into the movie streaming business, launching the comparably named Vdio digital movie service as a beta offering. The beta opened up to all users in the United States and UK by June, but over the last six months it has been more or less limping along, and now, on the cusp of the new year, Rdio has elected to close it down.

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Strike Vector beta approaches: high-flying mega-structure indy battle action ahoy

Strike Vector beta approaches: high-flying mega-structure indy battle action ahoy

This week the folks behind the indy-produced aerial combat game Strike Vector have let it be known that an open beta is near ready for release for those that wish to test it. This game has flown under the radar - so to speak - since inception, having gained steam in the headline rings for the amazing feat that was its production primarily. The first 10 months of development were done by just 4 developers, then the follow 5 months saw 15 developers total - now we're about to see one of the most impressive planet-side flight battle games ever made - from the looks of it, at least.

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