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16th Nov '16 2:46:36 PM Kid
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* ''VideoGame/PlaystationHome'' was been in open beta for just about it's entire lifetime. Webcomic/PennyArcade once spent a podcast talking about how the program will never, ever leave beta so that it will be impossible to criticize; "I mean, come on guys, it's just a beta."

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* ''VideoGame/PlaystationHome'' was been in open beta for just about it's its entire lifetime. Webcomic/PennyArcade once spent a podcast talking about how the program will never, ever leave beta so that it will be impossible to criticize; "I mean, come on guys, it's just a beta."
16th Nov '16 2:38:19 PM Kid
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** Notch he has stated that he wants to include a variety of base features, then release a finished game and essentially turn it over to the modding community. With Mojang announcing their next game, ''VideoGame/{{Scrolls}}'', and ''Minecraft'' quickly reaching beta 2.0 status, some fans have speculated that this will happen sooner rather than later.

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** Notch he has stated that he wants to include a variety of base features, then release a finished game and essentially turn it over to the modding community. With Mojang announcing their next game, ''VideoGame/{{Scrolls}}'', and ''Minecraft'' quickly reaching beta 2.0 status, some fans have speculated that this will happen sooner rather than later.
16th Nov '16 2:08:57 PM Kid
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** Windows XP wasn't widely adopted until after SP 1,and the diehard Windows 2000 faithful didn't come over until SP 2.

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** Windows XP wasn't widely adopted until after SP 1,and 1, and the diehard Windows 2000 faithful didn't come over until SP 2.
16th Nov '16 2:08:35 PM Kid
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* Microsoft is often accused of this with varying levels of truth. With its monopoly weakened by users outright refusing to adopt Windows Vista when XP still works just fine (repeated with Windows 7 users refusing to upgrade to 8 and 10), and the increasing popularity and variety of alternatives, the company might be starting to clean up its act. They have been through more than one DorkAge before, though. (see: Windows ME)

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* Microsoft is often accused of this with varying levels of truth. With its monopoly weakened by users outright refusing to adopt Windows Vista when XP still works just fine (repeated with Windows 7 users refusing to upgrade to 8 and 10), and the increasing popularity and variety of alternatives, the company might be starting to clean up its act. They have been through more than one DorkAge before, though. though (see: Windows ME)ME).
15th Oct '16 7:59:05 PM nombretomado
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* Pretty much every {{Facebook}} game has a big, shiny "Beta" on their logo.

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* Pretty much every {{Facebook}} Website/{{Facebook}} game has a big, shiny "Beta" on their logo.
5th Oct '16 4:14:20 PM nombretomado
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** ''EveOnline'' features an interesting variation on this. Aside from taking game-changing patches and enormous content additions UpToEleven the developer runs a test server available to all subscribers and actively encourages players to help them beta-test the next patch, making the test server a literal PerpetualBeta. This comes partly due to their development strategy, which treats the game as a constantly-evolving entity rather than a 'box' that will eventually be replaced by another box.

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** ''EveOnline'' ''VideoGame/EveOnline'' features an interesting variation on this. Aside from taking game-changing patches and enormous content additions UpToEleven the developer runs a test server available to all subscribers and actively encourages players to help them beta-test the next patch, making the test server a literal PerpetualBeta. This comes partly due to their development strategy, which treats the game as a constantly-evolving entity rather than a 'box' that will eventually be replaced by another box.
31st Aug '16 4:44:48 AM klausbaudelaire
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* UsefulNotes/{{WINE}} for [[UsefulNotes/{{UNIX}} *nix]] has pretty much been in perpetual beta since its inception in the early 90s, owing to having to play catch-up whenever Microsoft makes changes to the API or releases a new Windows version.
11th Jun '16 9:08:03 PM Necrodomo
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* [[NexusWar Nexus Clash]] has technically been in beta for years, although at this point it's mostly an excuse to correct bugs and balance issues as needed. The series explains the occasional rebooting of the game world with a plot driven by the occasional [[EternalRecurrence rebooting of the universe]].

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* [[NexusWar Nexus Clash]] has technically been in beta for years, although at this point it's mostly an excuse a deliberate strategic move on the part of the development team to correct bugs deploy drastic bug and balance issues fixes as needed.needed and keep the series from ever becoming PerpetuallyStatic. The series explains the occasional rebooting of the game world with a plot driven by the occasional [[EternalRecurrence rebooting of the universe]].
27th May '16 1:35:10 AM SammyDragon92
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* Microsoft is often accused of this with varying levels of truth. With its monopoly weakened by users outright refusing to adopt Windows Vista when XP still works just fine (repeated with Windows 7 users refusing to upgrade to 8), and the increasing popularity and variety of alternatives, the company might be starting to clean up its act. They have been through more than one DorkAge before, though. (see: Windows ME)

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* Microsoft is often accused of this with varying levels of truth. With its monopoly weakened by users outright refusing to adopt Windows Vista when XP still works just fine (repeated with Windows 7 users refusing to upgrade to 8), 8 and 10), and the increasing popularity and variety of alternatives, the company might be starting to clean up its act. They have been through more than one DorkAge before, though. (see: Windows ME)
16th May '16 12:30:30 PM nombretomado
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* Pretty much all of Tony Stark's ''IronMan'' suits seem to be constantly modified, repaired, rebuilt and replaced, which is handy for writers who [[DependingOnTheWriter have trouble keeping his powers straight]].
** Also true in [[MarvelCinematicUniverse the movies]]. He went through three versions in ''Film/IronMan'', three more in ''2'', by the end of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' he was on number seven and in ''Film/IronMan3'', he was up to number forty-two!

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* Pretty much all of Tony Stark's ''IronMan'' ''Film/IronMan'' suits seem to be constantly modified, repaired, rebuilt and replaced, which is handy for writers who [[DependingOnTheWriter have trouble keeping his powers straight]].
** Also true in [[MarvelCinematicUniverse [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse the movies]]. He went through three versions in ''Film/IronMan'', three more in ''2'', by the end of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' he was on number seven and in ''Film/IronMan3'', he was up to number forty-two!
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