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  • News Battlefield 1's Beta Attracted a Ridiculous 13.2 Million Players

    Blast from the past

    EA wants a hit with World War I shooter Battlefield 1, and if the game's recent beta is anything to go by, then the publisher's got a real blockbuster on its hands. The public beta, which ran for just over a week, attracted a whopping 13.2 million players. That's a seriously impressive statistic. Putting things into...

  • News The Battlefield 1 Beta Ends This Thursday

    Over and out

    Haven't tried the Battlefield 1 beta yet? If you've been slow on the draw, you may want to get a move on, as DICE has confirmed that the technical test ends on Thursday, 8th September. For those out of the loop, you can find the beta on the PlayStation Store right now and download it for free. If you want to see what's in store, our...

  • News Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta Fights Back First on PS4

    Answer the call

    Sony's long-term partnership with Activision and Call of Duty will soldier on this holiday, as PlayStation 4 owners will get exclusive early access to the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer beta. Those who pre-order the game will get first dibs on 14th October, though we assume that this will adopt a similar route to Call...

August2016

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  • News A Big PS4 Firmware Update Is Incoming

    You can sign up for the beta now

    We guess it's that time again, eh? Sony's revealed that there's an important firmware update in the works for PlayStation 4, and you can get an early look at its new features via an upcoming beta. If you're in North America, you can sign up through here, while those of you in Europe should click through here. So,...

May2016

  • News Wow, the Overwatch Beta Was Stupidly Popular

    Blizzard posts ridiculous numbers

    You know what? Overwatch just might be the next big thing, at least, if the shooter's most recent beta has been anything to go by. The game's open beta, which was available across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, racked up a whopping 9.7 million players over its duration, making it Blizzard's biggest ever open...

April2016

  • News Here's How to Enlist in the Grand Kingdom PS4 Beta

    For coin and kingdom

    Grand Kingdom, the upcoming strategy role-playing game, is getting a beta next month - and you can enlist right now if you're up for it. Starting on the 3rd May and lasting until the 10th May, the beta will be available in both Europe and North America, but only on PlayStation 4, despite the full release heading to Vita as...

  • News The Mirror's Edge Catalyst Closed Beta Sprints to PS4 Next Week

    Rummage for your running shoes

    Those of you who signed up for the Mirror's Edge Catalyst closed beta may want to keep a close eye on your inbox next week, as DICE has announced that the online sampler will start on 22nd April. There's no guarantee that you'll be selected, of course, but have a bit of Faith, eh? Sorry, that was a really lazy bit of...

  • News The Battleborn Open Beta Is Up and Running on PS4

    Lock and load

    You can download and jump into the open beta for Battleborn right now on PlayStation 4 - just in time for the weekend. Weighing in at 8.2GB, it's not a particularly small package, but you'll probably want to get downloading it soon so that you can hop on for a night of gun-toting lunacy. The colourful co-op and competitive shooter...

  • News DOOM PS4 Open Beta, Post-Release Plan Revealed

    Should make the game a little beta

    DOOM, the next iteration in the original FPS franchise, is getting an open beta from 15th April to 18th April, which will contain the Team Deathmatch and Warpath – a king-of-the-hill-type mode in which the target territory moves around in a circular pattern – modes as well as the Heatwave and Infernal maps...

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  • First Impressions The Division Shows Promise on PS4, But There Are Worries

    Our thoughts after five hours with the beta

    Every time that we have something good to say about Tom Clancy's The Division, there's a 'but' at the end of the statement. Maybe we're just miserable gits, or perhaps we're just wary of Ubisoft's ability to con us into thinking something's really good when deep down, it's actually pretty unremarkable...

  • News You Can Play The Division's Beta on PS4 Right Now

    Like, now

    The long-awaited beta for Tom Clancy's The Division is live on the PlayStation 4 right now, in case you were, y'know, not sure. We've got our roving reporter Robert Ramsey working through it now in order to bring you a few first impressions. Here's what he just said on Google Chat: Robert Ramsey (16:22): Just found a dog doing a...

  • News Pre-Ordering The Division on PSN No Longer Gets You Access to the PS4 Beta

    FYI

    A couple of days ago, some cheeky PlayStation 4 users discovered that they could gain access to the beta for Tom Clancy's The Division without spending a penny. They accomplished this by pre-ordering the game through the PlayStation Store, downloading the beta, and then cancelling the pre-order. Since the title isn't yet released, no funds...

  • Guide When Does The Division Beta Begin on PS4?

    How can you get access? How big is the file?

    Ubisoft, you sly dogs. At first we thought that all of the snow in New York City was a freak natural occurrence, but now we've realised that it was just viral marketing for Tom Clancy's The Division, which is set to receive its inaugural public beta this week. Of course, you may be wondering how to get...

  • News You Can Download The Division's PS4 Beta Now

    It's a big one

    If you've been looking forward to digging into the upcoming beta for The Division on PlayStation 4, we'd advise redeeming your code as soon as you possibly can. Why? Well, mainly, it's because it doesn't care much for your spare hard drive space: all in all, the beta will set you back around 28GB. Oof. As you've probably guessed,...

  • News Check Your Emails, Tomorrow Children

    Beta codes going out today

    If you recently signed up for The Tomorrow Children beta on PlayStation 4, then you may want to go and give your emails a gander, as Sony's busy sending out codes over the course of today. If you've managed to nab one, you'll need to agree to the beta licensing mumbo jumbo then click through the appropriate links to...

  • News The Division's PS4 Beta Deploys on 29th January

    Black Friday

    Xbox One owners will unlock early access to The Division's beta later this month – but fortunately, you'll only have to wait 24 hours if you plan to play the game on your PlayStation 4. After rumours earlier in the week, Ubisoft has confirmed that the online stress test for its squad-based third-person role-playing shooter (!) will...

  • News You Can Sign Up for The Tomorrow Children PS4 Beta Right Now

    Come forward, comrades

    Bonkers PlayStation 4 title The Tomorrow Children is a tough one to describe, but if you're interested in this Sony exclusive, then you may be happy to hear that a beta is planned for the relatively near future. What's more, you can sign up for it right now by clicking through here - although it's worth mentioning that this...

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