Bethesda gave us a few gifts today, but before we get into the really exciting bit, the Nazi robots and explosions extravaganza that is Wolfenstein: The New Order has a release date, and that date is soon. May 20, to be exact.
Much like Wolfenstein, this announcement came bundled with news on Doom 4. It sounds as if the game finally found a soul, because Bethesda has confirmed that pre-orders of The New Order will include beta access for the next — and scarily silent — entry in the Doom franchise. Trailer after the break. READ MORE
Valve is opening the Left 4 Dead 2 on Linux beta to the general gaming public next week. Owners of the Steam version of the game will soon have access to the beta, alongside the already accessible Extended Mutation System that was made available back in February.
Unfortunately, the multiplayer is limited to the pool of players who are participating in the soon-to-be-public beta, and if you are one of the unfortunate souls who have capped bandwidths — as someone who had to endure this recently, my heart goes out to you — Valve adds you “might want to wait for the changes to move to the main game.” Any Linux enthusiasts interested in checking this out? READ MORE
If you get easily motion sick, are prone to seizures, or are inflicted with a combination of the two (you poor thing), the following footage taken from the Slender: The Arrival beta, which was recently made available, probably isn’t for you. Actually, it really isn’t for you, because it’s essentially eleven minutes of someone running through the woods at night complete with weird noises and the shakiest of shaky cams. This puts The Blair Witch to shame, but I’ll still play it. Check it out after the break. READ MORE
Well, for those who don’t know Dust 514 is going to be a free to play online MMO/FPS Exclusively on the Playstation 3. If you are as interested in this as I am, and you happen to own a Playstation 3, you can sign up for the beta right HERE!Dust 514 is part of the Eve Online Network, and randomly selected members will get beta invites as well. The beta will expand throughout the summer, and hopefully the game will be released this fall.
The Secret World is a game I’ve been way too excited about for way too long. If you hang around here at all you probably already know that. Well, in the lull that is usually summer video game releases The Secret World will be making an appearance at the perfect time. June 19th of this year TSW will be releasing on the PC, and I will say goodbye to the sun until September. Originally slated (I hate that word so I’ll use projected) for April, upon the massive beta testing they decided to push it back to invest more time in development and making everything great.
Make sure if you haven’t that you sign up for the beta because in the coming months they’ll be opening it up a lot more than before. No more closed beta, a lot more open beta events. Try before you buy! I tried it, and just as I thought I love it. Can’t wait. READ MORE
I could not be more giddy about the fact that The Secret World has a release date. However, it’s April of 2012, and the game (as of right now) is only coming out for the PC. I just lost my boner. But I still have a half chub anyhow because I’m going to get the game anyways. Moving on to the beta…
Extremely exciting news for Gears Of War fans just announced. Starting May 8th the multiplayer beta will go into the “Never Fight Alone” phase. What exactly does that mean? Well I’m glad you asked. Those already in the beta will receive a code in their e-mail that they can share with a friend to get them into the beta which will run for one more week from the 8th.
That’s great news for those who maybe couldn’t afford to get the game, or pre-order it, or maybe those who have never really played Gears. The beta is awesome so far, and with more people it will be even more awesome, and give Epic a chance to better polish it. But keep your hands off Anya, she’s mine. READ MORE