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The HITMAN Beta “The Prologue”, Takes Place During Agent 47’s First Mission, Preorder Now For Guaranteed Access

Io-Interactive invites players to join Agent 47 on his very first assignment for the International Contract Agency in the upcoming HITMAN Beta.

Labeled “The Prologue”, the Beta takes place twenty years before the Paris Showstopper mission. Set in a secret ICA training facility, the Prologue features a pivotal moment in Agent 47’s life – his introduction to the ICA and very first meeting with his future handler Diana Burnwood. The Prologue features two free-form training hits, which will introduce players to the features and mechanics of the upcoming HITMAN game. The Prologue will also be available as part of the first episode of HITMAN releasing March 11th, 2016.

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You Can Now Pre-Order The Eerie, Episodic, Mystery Kona: Day One & Score Beta Access

Parabole has opened pre-orders for Kôna: Day One, the first act of its eerie interactive tale set in the 1970s Canadian north.

When private detective Carl Faubert arrives in a small town to investigate strange cases of vandalism, he finds the area is unusually quiet; except for a devastating blizzard. Where is his client? What could possibly have happened?

Players who pre-order Kôna: Day One will receive a 30% discount as well as access to the Beta beginning January 29. Continue reading You Can Now Pre-Order The Eerie, Episodic, Mystery Kona: Day One & Score Beta Access

Homefront: The Revolution Beta Access, Release Date, & New Trailer Are Revealed

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This is Philadelphia.

Welcome to the real Philadelphia, 2029.

You’ve seen the Resistance wage open guerrilla warfare in the war-ravaged outskirts of the Red Zone, while the KPA and American collaborators hide and control the city from the fortified Green Zone. But this, this is Yellow Zone. Continue reading Homefront: The Revolution Beta Access, Release Date, & New Trailer Are Revealed

Elite Dangerous Rolls Out Their Horizons Beta For PC

Frontier Developments launched the Elite Dangerous: Horizons beta test for PC.

Elite Dangerous: Horizons is the new season of major gameplay expansions for the award-winning space epic Elite Dangerous, beginning this Holiday with Planetary Landings on 1:1 scale worlds. Elite Dangerous: Horizons will introduce further major gameplay features as the season continues into 2016, enriching the Elite Dangerous experience with new activities and new ways to play.

In today’s Planetary Landings beta, players can explore epic, accurately simulated planets and moons throughout Elite Dangerous’ full scale re-creation of our Milky Way. Each of these life-sized worlds offer incredible vistas and new gameplay opportunities as players discover valuable resources, experience deadly combat encounters, raid bases, scout crash sites and cooperate with other players, both on the planet surface and flying high above.
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Lo-Interactive Reveals The Full Release Details For Their Upcoming Hitman

Io-Interactive outlines the full release details for HITMAN, which will begin on March 11, 2016. Players can buy HITMAN for USD $59.99, which includes all of the content, access to all live events and guaranteed access to the HITMAN Beta.

“We’ve had a lot of feedback since we announced HITMAN that has helped us shape these next steps,” said Hannes Seifert, studio head at Io-Interactive. “It’s important that we listen to fans and that we’re open with what we’re doing. So today we’re sharing details on our release plan and we’re announcing something the community has asked for: a new price to enter the game at launch.”

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DREADNOUGHT, Is Live At Gamescom And Announces The Start Of Their Closed PC Beta

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Today Grey Box, Six Foot, and developer YAGER announced that sign-ups for the upcoming PC closed beta of Dreadnought, their team-based space-action game, have begun.

In addition, Dreadnought will be playable to the European public for the very first time at gamescom this week. Attendees can experience the game’s 5v5 Team Deathmatch mode across two maps and chat with members of YAGER’s development crew on the show floor at Stand C020 in Hall 8.1.

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Arena Of Fate Battles It’s Way Into Closed Beta With An Awesome New Teaser

Prepare to step into the shoes of history’s most notable and notorious characters as Crytek’s Arena of Fate enters it’s Closed Beta phase. To mark this occasion, Crytek has also released a brand new trailer that shows off some of the legendary characters starring in the game and whets the appetite for the intense gameplay on tap.

Arena of Fate features fast and furious multiplayer action, inviting players to battle it out in 5 vs. 5 matches as they master the unique traits of famous figures such as Sherlock Holmes, Nikola Tesla, Cleopatra, Frankenstein, Jack the Ripper, Baron Münchhausen, and many more… Just in case you’re wondering what sort of unique character abilities you’ll get to unleash in battle; bring Frankenstein back from the dead, use Jack’s cleavers to gruesome effect, and launch across the map on Baron Münchhausen’s cannonball! How’s that for unique?

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The Multiplayer Battler, Trans-Galactic Tournament, Launches It’s Open Beta On PS4

 

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Choose your Champion and dive headlong into the frenzied multiplayer arenas of Trans-Galactic Tournament, the PlayStation 4 exclusive battler, launching today in a free open beta across North America. Now is your chance to get an early taste of the game, which features; 10 awesome champions, 100 unique power-ups, and six insanely dangerous arenas to challenge your skills as your team battles to overwhelm the opposition across three gameplay modes. 

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Battlefield Hardline: the multiplayer beta

The Battlefield franchise has been one of the most successful FPS game franchises thus far. They’ve captured their share of the market and have gained a faithful following over the years.

Despite the legions of fans that Battlefield has garnered, there has been a dark cloud looming over EA ever since the release of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4 was released in 2013 to critical acclaim, widely applauded by critics for it’s advancements in multiplayer gaming. However the game very quickly became known, by the fans, as being one of the most glitched games upon release. Not only have gamers not forgotten the pain that was experienced in the months surrounding its release, but this is also the driving factor behind any concerns surrounding the release of Hardline.

With that being said, I’ve been looking forward to Hardline ever since it was announced. Not because I’m one of those faithful Battlefield fans, but because I love the idea of grounding the franchise in a more tangible/ relatable setting. I may not be able to identify with the soldier taking fire on the battlefield, but I can certainly relate to the cops & robbers point of view. The Hardline multiplayer beta was released on February 3rd and feels very much like Battlefield 4. That isn’t a bad thing by any means, as mentioned this is the feature that garnered so much of the critical acclaim. If you’re a fan of the Battlefield 4 multiplayer, you’ll love this aspect of Hardline without question.

My Opinions
Personally I would love to see the overall size of the maps increase for all modes, allowing for more variability in driving patterns and distance. I would also like to see more alleyways, building/ rooftop access points, and escape options while on foot in downtown to further enhance the options and decision making.

I believe Hotwire should be less focused on the duration in which the specific vehicles are under your control and more focused on getting those cars to drop points. This would increase the need for teamwork, if you intend on having a vehicle after reaching the drop point. But this would also make for more of an interesting gameplay challenge, instead of feeling like a game of tag.

There should also be more depth to the interior of the bank in Heist. It feels like the bank setting is too superficial, there aren’t enough points within the building to provide enough variability in terms of access and escape. In all honesty, I’ve played this mode the least so I may be off base. But that was my impression from the time spent.

As far as Control, I thought this mode was pretty darn close to perfect. Once the control points had been taken, they were a challenge for any lone gunmen to try an take the back. This mode encouraged teamwork and I loved it, even if I died a lot.

Let me know what you think in the comments below…

Battlefield Hardline Open Beta Dates Confirmed

EA has confirmed the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta will debut on Tuesday, February 3rd and will conclude on Sunday, February 8th. This may be a short window of opportunity to get in on the action, but you definitely won’t want to miss out on this unique Battlefield experience. This is the closest we’re going to get to full game, until March 17th when the full game drops.

The open beta will feature 3 distinct multiplayer maps and modes, which I’ve detailed below…

Maps

Downtown: Maneuver your way around this densely populated urban landscape, this map is supported by the hot wire mode.

Dust Bowl: This is a desert town that is known for its massive drug trafficking problem, this will support both the hot wire and conquest modes.

Bank Job: Focuses on a bank under siege, this will be supported by the heist mode.

Modes

Hot wire: This promises to be the fastest Battlefield mode, ever. A crew works together to steal a specific list of marked cars, while the cops attempt to repo them.

Conquest: Up to 64 players can settle the score and battle it out…

Heist: A band of criminals siege the bank in an attempt to crack the vault and get away with the cash, while the cops do whatever it takes to put an end to the siege.

In addition to the modes mentioned above, there will also be the introduction of Hacker mode. This allows one member of each team to tap into the surveillance cameras and run tactical point guiding their team to victory.

The open beta will be available on PC (via origin), PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.