Posts Tagged ‘closed beta’

F2P Friday: Gibbing Orcs & Flipping Cards (Livestream)

11 July 2014 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

lh_f2p_friday_orcsmustdieunchainedYou’re going to receive a double dose of orcs in the inaugural F2P Friday livestream later today. Kicking off sometime around lunch time for the Eastern (US) time zone – that’s roughly 1:00-3:00 PM for me – the stream will not only be the first of this new weekly stream, but the first of our streams to feature either the tower defense/MOBA Orcs Must Die Unchained or collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.

In case the title doesn’t indicate exactly what’s going to go on in this weekly livestream I’ll elaborate. To bookend MOBA Monday, F2P Friday will feature other titles with little-to-no barrier to entry of any genre outside the popular multiplayer online battle arena that’s taken the world by storm since 2010. Expect the likes of Hearthstone, OMDU, NeverwinterMarvel Heroes and many more titles that run on a PC, feature multiplayer in some capacity and cost nothing to get started.

Fair warning, I suck at one, possibly both of the games. Come help me get better!

Be sure to subscribe to the channel for all our streams, giveaways and shenanigans. Hit the jump for the livestream, which will be replaced later has been replaced with the recorded edition of the show. Continue Reading

Get Your Swordsman Closed Beta Access Immediately (Giveaway)

30 June 2014 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

[UPDATE] We’ve secure a second round of keys for the community. Grab your key and sign-up quickly because open beta testing begins July 3. If you wait until then you won’t receive the exclusive closed beta testing items detailed below!

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Are you looking for something a bit different? A massive multiplayer online game that leaves the tropes of fantasy or science fiction? Something with a little bit of style to its combat? Swordsman may be what you’re looking for. Based upon the universe of Louis Cha the free-to-play title will engross players in the Ming Dynasty as they fight for one of the ten wuxia classes against rival schools and the Ming government.

Originally announced in mid-March, the Perfect World has rolled the beautifully animated game into its Closed Beta phase. Interested in joining the ranks? We thought you might be so we’ve secured a grand collection of beta keys for the community. No need to wait for the latest round of keys to be email blasted. Grab one immediately at the title’s giveaway page.

These keys aren’t solely beta access. They will also grant the account creator the Black Mountain pack, which includes a special Black Mountain cloak and the exclusive “Lone Wolf” title.

Don’t fret, the key won’t even require a sign up.

Swordsman Heading to Open Beta in July (Video)

27 June 2014 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

Perfect World Entertainment announced that Swordsman, the latest title to grace its Arc gaming platform, will be moving its way to Open Beta after remaining in Closed Beta testing for only a short while. For one thing, players can expect a wipe ahead of the transfer on July 3. Another means that our Swordsman Closed Beta keys, complete with exclusive items, will become rather useless in about a week’s time.

Grab them before they run out!

PWE isn’t putting the early testing phase to rest simply by turning off the servers. The company will have none of that. In fact, the end of CB testing will be met with celebration. Beginning later today, June 27, all players are invited to Fu Giu for in-game fun with GMs. Activities will include trivia, PvP and hide-and-seek. Hero’s packs and other prizes will be awarded. The fun begins at 2:00 PM EST/11:00 AM PST.

Have a job or something? PWE will be streaming the festivities. Need early access to Swordsman and a bunch of exclusive items? The only way to obtain such a right is to secure a Hero pack before the perk is nullified after June 29.

In celebration of the approaching Open Beta testing, PWE has released a new trailer, which exists after the cut. Continue Reading

The Orcs Must Die! UNCHAINED Gib-fest Begins June 27 (Video)

18 June 2014 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

Developer Robot Entertainment has announced its plans for its third title in the OMD universe. Orcs Must Die! UNCHAINED will be opened to those lucky enough to secure a Closed Beta key on June 27. That’s just a few days away! Be sure to head over to the official site and register for the easiest opportunity.

OMD UNCHAINED brings the orc gib-fest to the massive by way of a F2P MOBA design complete with swords, sorcery, lane pushing and traps. Oh, let there be traps. The new gameplay direction introduces numerous features, such as a new map, a new deck-editing system, and three new heroes  to the 10 made available in the Founder’s alpha. Unchained brings an entirely new competitive spirit to one of the best co-op releases of recent memory.

Alpha players will gain immediate access. That interested? You can still snag a Founder’s Club Pack – as low as $19.99 – for immediate access and additional in-game rewards. Hit the jump for the latest screenshots and the just-released Closed Beta trailer. Continue Reading

Wuxia-inspired Swordsman Closed Beta Begins

17 June 2014 | No Comments » | Pherephassa

Perfect World Entertainment has unleashed its newest game – Swordsman, a martial arts and wuxia-inspired game based on the Chinese novel The Smiling Proud Wanderer. Closed Beta has begun! You can gain access by purchasing a Hero’s Pack, or by signing up on the Swordsman site. As I write this, I’m realizing that I’ve seen one of the tv series based on this novel, and it was pretty interesting – now I’m really curious to try it! Intrigue, romance, martial arts, it’s got a collection of things for an exciting game backdrop!

Closed beta runs from  Monday June 16th at 2pm PDT until Friday June 27th at 2pm PDT.

No details have as yet been provided regarding when open beta begins, although anyone who has purchased a Hero Pack will have early access.

Keep reading for screenshots and the announcement trailer. Continue Reading

Transformers Universe Test Your Metal (Trailer)

7 February 2014 | 2 Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

Without further delay it’s here. The first gameplay trailer for the reenvisioned Transformers Universe. The upcoming Summer 2014 MOTA from Jagex!

Transformers Universe Breaks The Seal

6 February 2014 | 1 Comment » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

Alright, it’s been a long, long time in an Internet far, far away since we’ve heard anything about Transformers Universe; the once MMORPG, now MOBA. Insert MOBA in disguise joke here. Anyways, the lid has cracked just a tad and we’ve been given a look at the State of the Game from Mark Gerhard, the CEO and CTO of Jagex, the makers of RuneScape.

Three years in and the company has reached tunnel vision. The process of honing in on what makes the title enjoyable and targeting those core gameplay elements with social connections. Gerhard promises that after putting the time in during 2013, the anticipatory community can expect regular updates.

The first of such update is that the team at Jagex is fully committed to launched Transformers Universe in Summer 2014. Not exactly crazy given its been in Closed Beta since December 2012!

As a commander in the Massive Online Tactical Action title, players will be in control of recruiting, maintaining and battling other Transformer warriors. Up next, the first in-game footage since the game’s directional change and a screenshot dump.

WildStar Wants You to Know the Intricacies of a Warrior

6 November 2013 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

Let’s make an ass of you and me for the next few moments. You don’t know anything about the upcoming MMORPG from Carbine Studios. You connect nothing to the term of a “warrior” in the MMORPG genre. The term warrior spurs numerous connotations in the community of MMOG players. WildStar is attempting to prove them all incorrect.

It’s not that you won’t be absorbing damage or protecting others. It’s that you’ll be doing it in a completely different style than ever before. As we found out from our recent interview, one nickel on the rail is that groups can interrupt everything. Even bosses! WildStar is attempting to be different than anything than we’ve experienced before and sure as heck sounds to be sounding that battlehorn.

That’s enough of the Lore Hound pitch of the upcoming WildStar class. From here we’ll allow the amazing videographers of Carbine Studios to take it over. After the cut you’ll put your peepers on the close-range, bad ass brute-force brawler. Continue Reading