• Stress out City of Villains.
    FilePlanet is offering members like yours truly a spot in the October 14th-16th stress test of City of Villains. Much like the stress test that Martha "celebrity criminal" Stewart recently went through this one will include women fighting women. It goes something like this:

    "Ever wish to create your own Diabolical Fortress? How about plundering an urban metropolis for your own Prestige and Power? Your dream has just come true with FilePlanet's latest Exclusive Stress Test. Be prepared, in City of Villains anything goes . . . " 

    You can get in line for the City of Villains Stress Test at FilePlanet.
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    Beta, Official Announcements
    Thu, Oct 13, 2005
  • Arrr Matey, Ye Can Be a Beta Pirate.
    Flying Labs has announced that the beta registration for Pirates of the Burning Sea is now open. Johnny Depp acted goofy, or at least we think he was acting when he heard the news, shouting:

    " Flying Lab Software announced today that in honor of Talk Like A Pirate Day they are opening registration for gamers who want to participate in the upcoming beta test program for Pirates of the Burning Sea, a new massively multiplayer online computer game. Later this fall, approved beta test applicants will join Flying Lab online to exhaustively playtest the game and get it ready for launch this winter. "

    You can read the entire Pirates of the Burning Sea Beta Registration Announcement at The Official Site.

    Beta, Official Announcements
    Tue, Sep 20, 2005
  • Everything's just coming up ROSEs.
    If a cartoony, lighthearted MMO is your plate of beans, head on over to FilePlanet to get in on the beta testing of ROSE online. If anime-styled, cutesy characters conjure images of hatred, violence, and destruction, you should probably stay away!

    The imaginative world of ROSE Online consists of 7 unique planets. Each planet has its own set of particular environments and characteristics. Interplanetary explorers will enjoy the many different adventure scenarios that these worlds have to offer.

    Cartoon Lich Kings that want to steal my soul make me giggle with the contrast of themes, hopefully we'll see some weirdness like that! ROSE Online beta signups, at FilePlanet!

    Beta, Official Announcements
    Fri, Sep 16, 2005
  • "Trials of Obi-Wan" now on trial...

    Beta for the newest Star Wars Galaxies expansion, "Trials of Obi-Wan" (destined for release with the Episode III DVD in November, 2005) is now open. The Anchorhead Cantina band was heard to play "For LucasArts / SOE's a Jolly Good Fellow" in celebration, as the bartender leaned over the counter and said this:

    Beta Sign-up for the Trials of Obi-Wan is now open. Click here to sign up!


    Grant "Rogue_5" McDaniel
    SOE Producer, Star Wars Galaxies

    By "here," he really meant here: Beta Signup for Star Wars Galaxies "Trials of Obi-Wan"!

    Beta, Official Announcements
    Tue, Sep 13, 2005
  • Tears of joy stream from basements everywhere.
    Turbine has announced that the Dungeons and Dragons Online Alpha has begun. Bugbears dodging magic missiles sent in the following:

    "Turbine is pleased to announce that the public Alpha for Dungeons & Dragons Online®: Stormreach has officially started! This is the first phase of the public Alpha and we are very excited to share our work with our fans. Following our successful showing of the game at E3 and the incredible response we received from players, we have made quite a few significant improvements and additions to the game. We look forward to hearing the feedback from our Alpha players and incorporating it to make Dungeons & Dragons Online®: Stormreach even better."

    You can read the entire Dungeons and Dragons Online Alpha Announcement at The Official Site.
    Basements full of DDO information are your at

    Beta, Official Announcements
    Wed, Aug 10, 2005
  • Sign up to enter the Desert of Flames.
    Sony Online Entertainment has opened registration for the upcoming EverQuest 2 expansion Desert of Flames. A crowd of crazed EverQuest 2 lining the streets outisde of EQ2 headquarters were heard singing the following:

    "We are pleased to announce that registration for the Desert of Flames beta is now open! This is your chance to help us test the first EverQuest II expansion pack!
    Desert of Flames expands the world of Norrath by allowing players to explore the vast Desert of Ro. This expansion is intended for characters level 45 and higher, although we will be accepting some lower-level characters into beta to help test our new player vs. player combat, Arena Champions."

    You can read the entire EverQuest 2: Desert of Flames Beta Signup article at The Official Site.

    Beta, Official Announcements
    Wed, Jul 20, 2005
  • It's a wide open free for all.
    The open beta of Irth Online begins this evening. It's possible that they wrote this:

    "Irth Online will be starting open Beta Today (well actually tonight). We will post more information shortly on the process by which we will be distributing Beta Keys. Please be patient as we work on some finishing touches!"

    You can read all about the Irth Online Open Beta at The Official Site.

    Beta, Official Announcements
    Tue, Jun 07, 2005
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