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Betawatch: April 14 - 20, 2012


Three new games join Betawatch this week! The Tad Williams-inspired Otherland is now accepting alpha sign-ups; Aeria Games announced Waren Story with a beta sign-up and a trailer; and Gamania opened up the testing rolls for its newest MMO, Soul Captor.

Meanwhile, heavy-hitters TERA and Guild Wars 2 are focusing on their impending beta weekends. TERA's first open beta weekend starts today, while Guild Wars 2 plans its first beta event for pre-purchasers next weekend.

Finally, Blizzard will be closing down the Diablo III beta come Tuesday in preparation for launch next month. That means that today through Monday is your last chance to get it on the open beta!

Read on for the full Betawatch roundup!

Open Beta Stage
MMOs that are in open beta -- sometimes permanently, if you know what I mean:

Closed Beta Stage
MMOs that are deep in closed beta and cloaked in some semblance of secrecy:
Alpha Stage
MMOs demonstrably in alpha with a scheduled beta test on the way:

Betawatch is Massively's weekly report on the latest MMO alphas, betas, and games still meandering toward an official launch. From ArcheAge to Zentia, it's covered here, complete with sign-up links so that you too can perform the unpaid quality-control work otherwise known as game testing. Drop us a comment if we've missed one!

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