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Shining Beta

Western version of crazy MMRPG looking for testers

Amongst the hordes of massively multiplayer role-playing games currently in development, one title stands out from the crowd - Shining Lore. Developed by Korea's rising star Phantagram, it is, in a word, barmy. Features include anime inspired character graphics, a wide range of mini-games to master, machinegun-toting pandas, and the arcane art of .. er .. offensive cooking. And no, we're not talking about Jamie Oliver. While Shining Lore has been undergoing beta testing in the far east for some time now, the game's western beta cycle will be kicking off in July, with testing expected to last about two months. If you fancy being one of the 20,000 pioneers in this strange land, head over to the Shining Lore website and fill out the beta sign-up form. Related Feature - Shining Lore preview

Anime schoolgirl? Check. Giant leering panda with tommy gun and stetson hat? Check. It has to be Shining Lore, nothing else is this weird.

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