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Canuck 26 apr 2013 om 4:39nm
Noob question incoming... what's a Beta?
Yes I know it's noobish I don't get all this 'gaming talk' so please no hatin'. I just always thought a Beta was kind of like a demo for a game? Like a little tester for an unreleased project, but seeing that L4D2 has been out for nearly 4 years that seems pretty unlikely... so what is a Beta? I've obviously got my definition confused somewhere :s
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Restless 26 apr 2013 om 5:11nm 
When a company creates a game, it goes through several testing phases.

"alpha" is when the game is tested internally by the developers and people working in the company. When they feel the product is ready to be tested by the public, it enters the "beta" phase, which can be either closed or open. Closed betas have a limited amount of invites while open betas are generally available to everybody.

edit: if you're referring to the latest announcement, it is to the beta for the Extended Mutation System, which will now be open to Linux, Mac and PC users
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Canuck 26 apr 2013 om 5:42nm 
oooh okay, I was going to say a beta for the game as a whole would be ridiculous. Ah okay, that'll be cool :)
[-SoL-]YuriBrazilU2 27 apr 2013 om 12:54vm 
beta is an in progress version of the game.
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