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Steam Tags merge languages, exit beta

Steam Tags, the system where users of the Steam digital distribution service and storefront assign keywords to games, has exited beta testing. Valve announced the change earlier this week via a news post, but noted that the removal of the b-word is "mostly a cosmetic change." Valve reasoned that...

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Discussing Destiny's first DLC: 'It's got its own story'

Downloadable content in Destiny is built to interact with the main game's existing worlds, not create separate, isolated universes of story or action. To this end, when playing something like The Dark Below, Destiny's first DLC pack due out in December, players will still run into characters going...

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Halo 5: Guardians beta shifts to Dec. 29 [UPDATE: Trailer added!]

The beta for Halo 5: Guardians begins on December 29 and ends on January 18, developer 343 Industries announced during Microsoft's Gamescom press conference. This is a slight shift from the initial beta launch dates of December 27 - January 17. Things unlocked in the beta will carry over to the...

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Fable Legends multiplayer beta set for October [UPDATE: Trailer added!]

The multiplayer beta for Fable Legends will be available on October 16, Microsoft announced during its Gamescom 2014 press conference in Cologne, Germany. Microsoft first announced the beta phase of the game at E3. Fable Legends has players completing quests in Albion, the land featured...

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Beta characters won't transfer to full version of Destiny

Try to contain your surprise and/or disappointment; the Destiny character you spent time building up into a beacon of hope for humanity has been claimed by The Darkness. And by "The Darkness," we mean the data wipe Bungie is enacting between the beta and Destiny's September 9 release date. So...

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Nosgoth free this weekend, enters open beta in winter

Publisher Square Enix has announced that its Legacy of Kain spin-off MMO Nosgoth will enter open beta testing at some point this winter. Nosgoth, a free-to-play multiplayer game that pits humans against vampires in a player-versus-player battle for control of the gothic online world has been in...

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The Crew takes another lap through beta later this month

Following a recent beta test (that eventually spawned this Joystiq Streams roadtrip), Ubisoft has announced plans for another public test of open-world racer The Crew. According to Ubisoft, the second beta test will begin on August 25 and run through August 29. No progress earned during the...

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Wasteland 2 slips to September, new beta released

InXile Entertainment revealed that its Kickstarter-funded open-world RPG Wasteland 2 is now "likely" due to launch in early September, pushing past a previously announced August release window. InXile attributes the delay to fulfillment and shipping of backer pledge rewards, including game discs...

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Destiny beta: 88.3 million games played

Last week, Bungie revealed that 4.6 million players participated in Destiny's beta phase, a program that pushed the game's servers ahead of its September 9 launch. The developer has since offered more numbers behind the beta in large infographic form, found after the break. Destiny's beta...

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PlayStation Now subscription option 'definitely in the works'

With PlayStation Now ready to enter its open beta today, Sony's Jack Buser answered calls for a subscription model by saying it's "definitely something in the works." The director of the game-streaming program elaborated on the PS Blog, writing, "...we've heard you loud and clear for an update on...

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