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Age of Empires 4 Closed Beta: Strategy Access for Testers

By Mazen (Mithrie) Turkmani
Published: August 5, 2021 at 2:03 PM BST

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Age of Empires 4 Closed Beta

Get ready to dive into the action early with the Age of Empires IV Closed Beta! Experience new features and gameplay mechanics ahead of the official release. To join, head to the Age of Empires website's Insider Program section, ensuring your PC meets minimum specifications. Participants must also agree to a Non-Disclosure Agreement to keep gameplay secrets. While selection isn't guaranteed, joining the Insider Program boosts your chances and grants access to exclusive updates and events. Sign up now for a shot at early access!

FFXIV Ultimate Cookbook

Square Enix is unleashing culinary magic with the release of the ultimate cookbook inspired by Final Fantasy XIV. From Rolanberry Cheesecake to other beloved in-game dishes, fans can now cook up a storm in their own kitchens. While YouTubers like A Recipe Reborn have dabbled in real-life FFXIV recipes, this official cookbook promises authenticity and expert guidance. The FFXIV community is abuzz with anticipation, eager to savor virtual delicacies made real. Dive into the virtual world's flavors with this exciting release, with detailed insights available in press releases and gaming channels.

Gamescom 2021

Gamescom 2021 is gearing up to be an electrifying online affair, orchestrated by industry veteran Geoff Keighley. With over two hours of thrilling coverage promised at the opening ceremony, gamers worldwide are in for a treat, getting sneak peeks into upcoming games and announcements. Transitioning to an online format ensures global participation and safety amid the ongoing pandemic, making it an inclusive experience for all enthusiasts. As gamers, we're thrilled for Gamescom 2021, a nexus for developers, publishers, and fans to revel in their shared passion. From the Age of Empires IV Closed Beta offering early gameplay insights to the FFXIV Ultimate Cookbook bringing virtual recipes to life, these events are igniting excitement across the gaming community.

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