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Section 8 + New Patch

July 10, 2009


One of the best things about working at FilePlanet is getting in on all the great betas we run. The last few months have been so busy with betas though, that we've taken to informally calling it the "summer of betas." There's been something for everyone – strategy gamers, MMO fanatics, casual game fans and of course, a few goodies for FPS people like me like Section 8. I mean you get to drop 15,000 feet from space and if you're really really good you get to actually drop on someone's head. What's not to love?


The weird thing is that the longer I work here, the more I'm enjoying playing in betas more than a finished product. Yeah, you might have to deal with bugs or unbalanced gameplay or limited playtest schedules but the rewards far outweigh the drawbacks. The biggest of these is simply the opportunity to really become part of the development process. If you think you're never being heard by developers just posting on message boards, here's a little secret: the best chance you have to affect the course of game development is BEFORE the game comes out - in a beta.


Case in point: the same Section 8 beta. They just put out a patch that fixes a TON of issues I and other beta testers have been having in the game. They've enabled bot support on servers, they fixed a bunch of gameplay crashes and put in a bunch of gameplay tweaks and balances. My personal favorite is that they've jacked up the penetrating power of the shotgun which finally gives that sadly underpowered weapon some oomph. If you haven't tried it, why not get in today?



JOIN THE BETA HERE!

GRAB THE BETA PATCH UPDATE HERE!



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Posted by Ferret at 12:59 PM PDT
Edited on: July 16, 2009 1:00 PM PDT
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Dungeons and Dragons Online Unlimited Beta

July 07, 2009


Here's a chance to feel the bone crushing action and magical adventures of Dungeons and Dragons Online. Turbine has transformed Dungeons and Dragons Online, unleashed it as Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited and it's free to play.



The new DDO will have the same killer combat system and plenty of dragons to slay. Turbine plans to add more features including a higher max level cap of 20, more adventures, and a brand new DDO store. Purchasing items at the DDO store is totally optional but allows players to design their DDO experience. Using Turbine Points anyone can pick up basic items along with unique characters, premium adventure packs, and extra content.

Turbine Points can be earned in hard fought battles or purchased directly at DDO stores. FilePlanet is giving members joining the DDO Eberron Unlimited Beta a bounty of Turbine Points to use. Regular FilePlanet users get 1000 points and Subscribers get 2000 points. Any additional points purchased during the beta event can be retained by upgrading your character when the full game for DDO Unlimited becomes available.

Get bonus Turbine Points and join Dungeons & Dragons Online Unlimited Beta.



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Posted by Ricecrispi at 11:03 AM PDT
Edited on: July 08, 2009 2:32 PM PDT
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