Cross Your Fingers and Hope You Can Play Overwatch This Weekend


The first Overwatch, invite only,  beta test weekend starts this Friday. It will run from Friday, November 20th through Monday, November 23. Blizzard will be letting in “a lot” more players from the American and European regions.

Accounts will be flagged this Thursday, November 19th, during a scheduled maintenance. If you get flagged, it would be wise to go ahead and install the game so when the servers go live on Friday, you can just jump in.

Check out the Overwatch Blog for more details.

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Street Fighter V Beta Gets a New Playable Update


The SFV beta was updated last night and includes a portion of story mode material as well as a tutorial mode.

The story/tutorial mode takes place way back in the Alpha days when Ryu and Ken were training with Gouken. Ryu and Ken are even sporting their classic Street Fighter Alpha costumes. The best part is that this mode is live right now in the Street Fighter V beta! So go play it right now!

This is a very neat surprise on Capcom’s part. I’m very interested to see what else they might do between now and February. You can check out a video of the story mode below as well.

Source: iplaywinner

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Street Fighter V Beta Part Deux is Live!

The Street Fighter V beta has returned for its second of 3 betas before the final release of the game in Spring 2016. The beta will run October 21st-25th and will include cross play between PS4 and PC players. The PS4 version is live now, but the PC version won’t go online until the 23rd.

The roster in beta 2 include: Ken, Necalli, Vega, and R. Mika. Newcomer Rashid and Karin will be added on the 23rd. Capcom will be testing out ranked matchmaking, leaderboards, and player profile search. The in game currency, Fight Money, has been included too. As you play and earn more Fight Money, you can unlock different items such as one of the new stages included in the beta.

Capcom, and I as well, want to remind you that this is in fact a beta so there will be bugs and disconnects will happen. I have already gotten a little bit of time in with Vega. The beta does seems to run a lot smoother than last time. I played in training mode for about 15 minutes until I was ultimately disconnected.

Here is the tentative schedule for beta 2:

10/21/15 18:00 PST (10/22 02:00 BST/10:00 JST) – The second SFV beta begins for PS4 users. Characters available: Ken, Necalli, Vega, R. Mika

10/22/15 14:00 PST (22:00 BST/ 10/23 06:00 JST) – Servers down for scheduled maintenance for 12 hours.

10/23/15 02:00 PST (10:00 BST/18:00 JST) – Servers back online. Rashid unlocked.

10/23/15 09:00 PST (17:00 BST/ 10/24 01:00 JST) – The second SFV beta begins for both PC and PS4 users (cross-platform play).

10/23/15 17:00 PST (10/24 01:00 BST/09:00 JST) – Karin unlocked.

10/24/15 04:00 PST (12:00 BST/20:00 JST) – Servers down for scheduled maintenance for 10 hours.

10/24/15 14:00 PST (22:00 BST/ 10/25 06:00 JST) – Servers back online.

10/25/15 16:00 PST (10/26 0:00 BST/ 08:00 JST) – Beta 2 concludes.

Enjoy Street Fighter fans!

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The Overwatch Beta Finally Gets a Release Date.

Blizzard, Blizzard, Blizzard. Boy oh boy do they know how to tease. I’m pretty sure if you look up the word tease, Blizzard Entertainment would be mentioned. After months of gameplay videos, character reveals, and telling everyone that the beta is coming “soon,” (thats another Blizzard word that can be looked up) we finally have a release date for the hotly anticipated team based shooter. That date is October 27th, which is not to far from now!

Unfortunately, it is a closed beta to begin with. Blizzard will pick a select few to participate in the beta, but there is hope for those who may not be that lucky. There will be stress test held only on weekends, eventually so many other people can try it out as well. As of now, there is no word on when the open beta will start. I’m sure that will start “soon.”

I have been signed up since registration opened late last year so I will keep my fingers crossed in hopes that I get in. If you are not signed up, you can sign up here and pray to Blizzard that you get in.

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Here Are Some Awesome New Details on the Star Wars: Battlefront Beta

The beta will be open for four days on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 8th-October 12th. There will be three different game modes to chose from: Walker Assault, Drop Zone, and Survival Mission. Walker Assault and Survival Mission will require a internet connection to play, but if you want to get some couch co-op fun, then you can start up Survival Mission.

A leveling system will also be included. You can level your character up to level 5, but sadly that progression doesn’t carry over to the full game in November. There will be some in game items and such you can unlock for the final game though.

The best part about this news is you do not have to register or pre-order anything. When the beta goes live next month, all you have to do in download the application, and play.

The full Star Wars: Battlefront game come out November 17, 2015

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Overwatch Still Looks Great

Blizzard uploaded a new video to YouTube today from their upcoming team based shooter, Overwatch. It features the dual wielding, overly enthusiastic, death bringer himself, Reaper.

The footage is from an early build of the game, but it looks great nonetheless. The player goes on a rampage while showcasing some of Reaper’s abilities, such as his Ultimate Ability Death Blossom. Check out the video below.

Overwatch’s beta takes place this Fall and you can sign up here. The launch happens sometime in 2016.