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Dust 514 entering open beta January 22nd

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For those of you who have been eagerly anticipating the impending release of CCP’s Dust 514, here’s a heads up: the word is that the game will be going into open beta as of January 22. If you haven’t been keeping up with this title, here’s the essentials: Dust 514 is a free-to-play first-person shooter for the Playstation 3 featuring a persistent, ‘living’ world, vehicle combat, and deep tie-ins with its mother game, the famous sci-fi MMO EVE-Online. In fact, there’s a lot going on with the technical side of Dust 514 that seems guaranteed to make it almost as unique among FPS games as EVE-Online is among MMOs, but there’s a less technical reason to keep an eye on this game – it’s just plain beautiful looking, and seems like it could be a lot of fun.

Keep in mind that as of right now CCP is stating that there are no more data wipes being planned – so if you join up for the open beta, you don’t have to worry about your character being wiped once there’s a transition to the ‘full release’ version. For those of you who feel too impatient to wait a week on this one, keep in mind that you can buy your way into the beta for 20 bucks, and get ’50 dollars worth of in-game goodies’ in the process. If you do happen to give this one an early shot, feel free to let us know here at Gaming Trend – I’ll probably give it another try once open beta strikes, just to see if I can enjoy a FPS while sacrificing my keyboard-and-mouse interface.

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Victor Grunn has been a gamer since the days of single-button joysticks and the Atari 800XL. When not lamenting the loss of the Ultima series or setting people on fire in Team Fortress 2, he's an aspiring indie game developer and freelance writer.

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