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Jumpgate Evolution has 250k beta sign-ups

250.000 people (along with yours truly) signed up for the beta testing of the upcoming space MMO Jumpgate Evolution. The Beta is scheduled to begin later this year. The game itself, from the looks of in game material released so far, is more action oriented in comparison to Eve Online – its direct and only real contender in the space/sci-fi MMO market (at this moment). I’d be inclined to call it the Space Invaders, while Eve would be Tetris. Now that would be one great thing to look forward to – a Tetris MMO – I have no idea how it would be possible, but I never thought putting blocks into place would be that much fun either. I’ll leave it to the Russians to figure it out.

Anyways …

Celebrating the occasion, Codemasters released a batch of new screenshots, of which we present a few below

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Read the official press release after the break

Aion Closed Beta Event 4

We’ve already shared with you some information about upcoming Aion Beta Event 4. Just a few days remains until the next beta event and here’s what you will want to remember:

Focus: Elyos and Asmodian levels 1-25, including access to the Abyss.
Starting time: 17th of July (noon PST, 8 PM BST, 9 PM CEST)
Ending time: 20th of July (July 19th 11.59 PM PST, July 20th 8 AM BST/9 AM CEST)

More details about upcoming event

AION closed beta event 3

aion getting tested

AION closed beta event no. 3 is about to start. In celebration of Fourth of July and Canada Day it is scheduled to last longer than the previous two events – from July 2 through July 6. It is supposed to start in less than 15 minutes (12:00 PM PT, 9:00 PM CEST, 8:00 PM BST) and to participate you need to be one of the lucky winners of contests that have been running all over the net in the past few weeks (Fileplanet, Mmorpg.com and a lot more sites had some of these running). The alternative is to have preordered the game through one of the officially supported retailers (some have digital downloads available). For US version check this page out while EU players should go here to preorder. You might want to wait a bit for our first impressions tho :).

Cities XL – City building MMOG?

Want to step out of the same old fantasy/sci-fi niche into a different kind of Massively online experience? You spent days creating your SimCities back in the day? Monte Cristo, a French developer, might just have the right thing for you and its called Cities XL. It’s a city creation sim that will allow thousands of players to create their cities on the same planet and connect them and share the experience. They are promising some unique features that will surely bring a breath of fresh air to the genre that’s been lacking in recent years (Will Wright and Maxis just had to produce them Sims games and make gazillions dropping the SimCity franchise…).

Why are we talking about this at all? Well, Massively.com joined forces with Mote Cristo and are offering closed beta promotional codes. If you visit this page on Massively you can find in the artcle the link to the closed beta registration page along with the promo code that will make your chances of entering the closed beta much higher. There are videos and further information on the game so head on over to massively for your city building sim goodness.