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Betawatch: September 3 - 10, 2010

Rubi Bayer, @@rubi_

Welcome to Betawatch, Massively's weekly report on the state of MMO betas. In each installment, we'll report everything from the latest open betas, closed betas and even alphas in one convenient place. Plus, we'll make sure to include as much info on each game's current status, including projected release dates (if known) and links to the sign-up forms to get yourself into that beta you've been seeking.

Welcome to the "we are recovering from PAX" edition of Betawatch! The gaming industry has been buzzing for the past week or two, and there's plenty to tell.

Captains of Dark Tide has thrown its fans for a loop with a surprise shutdown of the servers and allusions to a mysterious large publisher who will "take Captains of DarkTide to the next level." We're excited to see good things happen for the game, but for now, the servers are down and the open beta is nonexistent.

Earth Eternal leaves Betawatch, but not in the way we hoped. After a brief ray of hope in which CEO Matt Mihaly announced that the game had a buyer, the EE site disappeared.

On a happier note, Final Fantasy XIV moved to open beta -- albeit with a few stops and starts -- and Lord of the Rings Online launched in its new free-to-play iteration.

Follow along after the jump for the newest Betawatch list!

Open Beta Stage

Closed Beta Stage

Alpha Stage

* Dragonica is EU only. Dragonica Online is the NA version
** Europe only

OB = Open Beta, CB = Closed Beta

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