Guild Wars 2 Release Date: August 28, 2012

Get ready fans Guild Wars 2 release date is only a few months away. We have had a lot of fun in the beta and soon you will be able to play the long awaited MMO. Here is the official press release.

SEATTLE – June 28, 2012:NCsoft®, the world’s premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), and ArenaNet™, developer of the renowned Guild Wars franchise, today announce that Guild Wars 2, the most anticipated game of 2012, will launch in both Europe and North America on August 28, 2012.

Building on sales of more than seven million units of the original game, Guild Wars 2 redefines massively multiplayer online roleplaying games with visceral, action-oriented combat; a gorgeous, living world full of constantly evolving dynamic events; customizable personal storylines that are unique to each player; intense Player vs. Player combat between small teams or massive armies; and most importantly, a shared online world where players work together as allies instead of as rivals — all with no monthly subscription fee.

“We’re offering gamers an experience that delivers on the promise of online gaming with a truly social experience in an immense, shared world,” said Mike O’Brien, president and co-founder of ArenaNet. “After five years of creation, development, and polish, announcing the launch date of Guild Wars 2 is a huge milestone for us, but the thing we’re most looking forward to is seeing gamers from all over the globe explore this world and begin creating their own stories.”

As they prepare for launch, ArenaNet will focus on polishing Guild Wars 2 to ensure the highest quality experience on launch day, which includes hosting a final Beta Weekend Event July 20-22, 2012.

For more information about the Beta Weekend Event and how to pre-purchase Guild Wars 2, visit www.guildwars2.com.

 

Check out the launch trailer:

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Guild Wars 2: Call for Beta Testers

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Looking to get into the beta for Guild Wars 2? Check this out!

For the next 48 hours, ArenaNet is putting out the call for play testers to participate in upcoming Guild Wars 2 beta events. While not everyone may be chosen to participate, the time to sign up for your chance to play Guild Wars 2 is right now!

Hurry over to the Guild Wars 2 Beta Page for more info, and then follow the directions to sign up for your chance to play Guild Wars 2.

 

 

Mythos Closed Beta

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The closed beta for the hack-n-slash MMO Mythos is underway, but gamers can still register for the beta on the official website. Keys will be released in waves throughout the course of the beta. Fans who already have a key can redeem it by clicking here and begin playing right away.

Everquest II Extended Free to Play Beta

EverQuest II Extended BETA free adventures logo
EverQuest II Extended BETA free adventures logo

Starting today players can create new free to play accounts for Sony online entertainments Everquest 2. No credit card is required and there are additional tiers of membership upgrades you can take advantage of. Here is a look at their pricing plan.

Everquest 2 extended membership plans
Everquest 2 extended membership plans

Here is the official press release:

WHAT: Starting today, players can experience the dark and dangerous depths of Norrath without a subscription with the release of SOE’s new free adventure service, EverQuest® II Extended! SOE has liberated portions of the critically acclaimed PC franchise, EverQuest II, including five plus years of impressive, award-winning content, for free. EverQuest II Extended joins the highly successful EverQuest II live subscription service, and together they provide EQII players with a choice of either a subscription-based or free-to-play business model, thus offering two distinct experiences operating in parallel, which is a first in the MMO industry. EverQuest II Extended players can login now and experience the unmatched content and adventure that no other free to play massively multiplayer online game can offer! To sign up, players should visit http://everquest2.com/free_to_play.

ABOUT EXTENDED: Extended also provides players with quick and convenient game access through a new web-based streaming download application that lets players get into the game quicker than ever before. Extended also includes the recently improved EQII user-interface and Golden Path progression system!

Extended offers multiple tiers of membership upgrade options that allow players to customize their gaming experience to fit their needs. Details of these options can be found athttp://everquest2.com/_themes/default/images/extended/membershipMatrix.jpg.

Cataclysm Closed Beta Begins

World of Warcraft Cataclysm logo
World of Warcraft Cataclysm logo

The beta for the next major World of Warcraft expansion has begun. Players who were picked for the Beta will be able to help Blizzard test out the new world finding bugs, exploits and give them a heads up on what is to come.

Cataclysm will reshape the world of Azeroth changing many of the areas from what is known as “vanilla” W.O.W. In addition there will be new areas, features and an increase in levels from 80 to 85. Oh and did I mention two new playable races?

We don’t expect to see Cataclysm until this winter but there is sure to be a ton of “leaked” information forthcoming so stay tuned.

Need for Speed World Beta

Need For Speed World girl
Need For Speed World girl

So you’ve seen the pictures and watched the trailer for NFS World, now is your chance to get in on the beta. Head on over to File Planet and get your keys while they last.

FilePlanet has keys available for its users residing in North America and Europe.

Need for Speed™ World is a massively multiplayer online action driving game where you can race with your friends or compete against thousands of other players in a seamless open world. You have two ways to get into this exclusive gameplay event!

Fantasy Earth Zero Beta Begins Today

Fantasy Earth Zero
Fantasy Earth Zero

Fantasy Earth Zero beta starts today and will run through March 10th, during the beta there will be several in-game events including a GM War and a Q&A session with the GM’s. Also when you sign up you can choose an in-game item to add to your account.

This beta is ran though Gamepot and you will need to create a free account to join the beta. You can get full details on the FEZ beta here.

Here is a breakdown of Fantasy Earth Zero’s features:

Robust Character Customization: FEZ provides nearly endless opportunities to create unique characters, allowing gamers to tailor their Fantasy Earth Zero experience as much – or as little – as they like.

• Anime-inspired, energetic art style: Breathtaking, high-quality graphics from the unmatched skill of Square Enix artists.

• Three Distinct Classes: The Power of a Warrior, The prodigious skills of a Mage, and the impeccable aim of an Archer are yours to command.

Five Unique Kingdoms Vying for Allegiance:
The Kingdom of Netzawar: The brave Lion King Huenkel commands these warriors, driven by a selfless love of battle..
The United Kingdom of Cesedria: Led by the beautiful elf, Queen Tiffarith, these fighters are dedicated to protection.
The Gerburand Empire: A nation forged from endless wars, Emperor Lyle Geburand leads his people in a war of conquest.
The Kingdom of Ielsord: Led by King Niass, These brilliant warriors live by one creed: Knowledge is Power,
The Kingdom of Hordaine: This youthful country is led by the gorgeous Queen Wadritte, in a battle for her ideals.

• Breath-taking Battlegrounds: Wage war in cities, the countryside, snow fields, grasslands, and across day, dusk and night.

• Hyper-Active Battle System: From 5v5 up to 50v50 player-versus-player (PvP) action in multiple battlegrounds, Fantasy Earth Zero is more akin to an action game than a traditional RPG. It’s an experience that puts the control of a multiple nation war directly into the player’s hands. Fast-paced action where players dodge, attack and use their skill and resources to win battles and change the tide of war.

• Voice Acting: 5 Kings, 5 leaders, 5 distinctive voices. Your chosen king will encourage you on and off the battlefield, monitor your overall progress, as well as give sound advice to emerge victorious.

Music by Hitoshi Sakimoto: Best known for scoring Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XII, Hitoshi Sakimoto has composed soundtracks for more than 70 games, arranged music for more than 40 others and now lends his unique talent to Fantasy Earth Zero.

• Website Stat-Tracking: Check out your wins, losses, kill/death ratio and more online!

StarCraft 2 PC Beta client is live

StarCraft 2 login
StarCraft 2 login

So what are you reading this for? Go to Battle.net to grab the PC beta client for StarCraft 2! It doesn’t look as if a MAC client is available yet, yawl)

I hope you have fast internet or a good book to read because the client is pretty big. At 1.64GB it could take a while, perhaps a dungeon raid or two.

Here are the minimum system requirements for the beta:

Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1/Windows 7
2.2 Ghz Pentium IV or equivalent AMD Athlon processor
1 GB system RAM/1.5 GB for Vista and Windows 7
128 MB NVidia GeForce 6600 GT/ATI Radeon 9800 PRO video card
1024×768 minimum display resolution
4 GB free hard space (Beta)
Broadband connection

Aika Online Closed Beta Keys

Aika Online
Aika Online

At the Beta Bin it doesn’t matter which site offers the beta or what game it is, simply put, if its open or free we will bring it to you. As gamers we know many of you are looking to try out any game and this section is for you. If you like the game leave us a comment and tell us about it and perhaps one of our writers can review it.

First up:

Our friends over at MMORPG.com have been given over 5000 beta keys for Aika Online. With over 4000 level you can get yours by signing up on their site.

MMORPG.com has been given 5000 keys to give to our community for the upcoming beta test for Aika Online – the latest offering from gPotato! Aika’s First Closed Beta will run from Feb 3rd (11am pst) through Feb 9th and is fully loaded with 5 nations, 6 classes, 30 levels, and hundreds of quests.

About Aika Online

Aika is a truly monumental game from Gala-Net, publishers of Flyff and Rappelz, and JoyImpact, developer of Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent (published by Atlus Online in the US). Designed to re-imagine the “massively” in MMORPG, Aika presents three major PvP modes which run the gamut from small skirmishes to 1000 vs. 1000 warfare. This comprehensive PvP system is unique among current MMORPGs for its gigantic scope, and it is this element – along with a fantastically detailed world and sweeping storyline – which has earned the game many enthusiastic reviews for its quality of play. Aika won the Best of Show: Prime Minister Award, Player’s Choice: Best Online Game, and Best Game Design & Scenario at the 2009 Korean Game Awards, organized by the Korea Game Industry Agency (KoGIA) under the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

With over 1,000 quests, hundreds of monsters, and 15 gorgeously rendered areas, Aika holds its own as a thrilling single-player experience. However, it is the depth of the PvP system that sets this game apart. The world of Aika features five nations – each possessing its own distinct personality and populated by thousands – which, along with a comprehensive guild system, lays the groundwork for truly epic military clashes. Guilds and nations may ally with each other in exciting Castle Sieges to gain control of a nation and lord over its subjects, while entire nations may scheme with and against each other to win wars with glory, treasure, and powerful ability enhancements at stake.

Aika’s launch in North America marks its premiere into the Western hemisphere. It is currently being published in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong and Gala-Net is pleased to bring Aika to its millions of gPotato users. Aika is being developed by JoyImpact, a development studio owned by HanbitSoft, one of the largest online game publishers in Asia. Aika is expected to launch in Spring 2010.

For more information about Aika – check out the official website

Command & Conquer 4 Beta going public soon

Command & Conquer 4
Command & Conquer 4

Fans of the RTS can rejoice, EA’s Aaron Kaufman, better known as community manager Apoc, released the following on the C&C twitter page.

“C&C 4 beta will be going PUBLIC very soon, every RTS fan in the world can give CNC 4 MP a test-drive,” Apoc wrote.

That tweet was followed up by another stating that more information would be forthcoming shortly:

“Regarding the C&C 4 Public Beta, it will be done in conjunction with Gamespot, details on our official website this week.”

Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight is due out on March 16, it has been in closed beta for quite some time with access available to both those who pre-ordered the game and those who guessed the eventual subtitle – Tiberian Twilight – correctly.

The multiplayer beta allowed selected folks to try out the new 5 versus 5 gameplay modes, the new units, the persistent leveling and more. However the beta was restricted to GameSpot’s Total Access members that meant if you wanted in you would have had to fork over the $5.95 monthly fee.

There are more than a few members of the Obsolete gamer staff looking forward to this and we will have a review up soon. For more news and information on C&C 4, check out the official site here.