Everything’s Coming Up Beta

It’s been a very exciting week for wannabe early adopters in the next-gen console space. The opportunity to beta test new exclusive properties from both Sony & Microsoft were announced.

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Hot on the heels of their extremely well received closed alpha test, Electronic Arts’ developer Respawn confirmed the rumor that they will be releasing a beta test for Titanfall some time before its March 11th release. The PC and Microsoft console exclusive is easily the most anticipated game for the Xbox One thus far. The news came via their website but no specifics were given as to when the beta will be released or how interested parties can sign up.

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One of the hottest and most exciting pieces of news out of this year’s Consumer Electronic Show was Sony’s announcement of their Playstation Now service. The realization of their 2012 acquisition of cloud-based server company Gaikai, Playstation Now is a subscription service that will allow users to stream games from Sony’s extensive catalog. Initially the service will be available just on the Playstation 3 and the PS4 but Sony predicts that they’ll be able to integrate Playstation Now on more than just consoles, starting with Bravia televisions but eventually branching out to other devices. Earlier this month sign-ups for the Playstation Now beta began. The first series of invites to the closed beta began trickling in this week. Invitees must have a PS3 and are recommended to have a wired internet connection of at least 5 Mbps.

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 Are you excited about either of these betas? Have you been selected to participate in the Playstation Now beta?  Excited about the Titanfall beta? Were you one of the few selected for the Titanfall alpha? Let us know in the comments!

 

Cicero Holmes

Cicero is an avid gamer and sports fan masochist of the New York Islanders and New York Knicks. You can follow his poor life choices on twitter @StubbyStan.

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