Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine Online (beta, keys)
I know this isn't really fanwork and I'm not a fan of off-topic posts myself, but some of you mentioned they were interested in this game, so I decided to post the news here anyway instead of trying to figure out who said what when and informing you individually. If that's not okay, please let me know and I'll take the post down asap.
So, you've probably hear of Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine Online, the MMORPG set between the plots of SMT and SMT2. (Though I doubt you'll need knowledge of the first game to enjoy this one.) Now, I'm not normally that much of a fan of online games (even though I occasionally enjoy Guild Wars quite a bit), but this one is free-to-play, which is why I decided to check it out anyway. Can't hurt, right?
Well, the reason why I'm writing this post is this: The game has recently (Dec. 2nd) entered closed beta and that would normally mean that we mere mortals have no real chance of playing it. However, filefront.com has (apparently quite a lot of) beta keys to give away, which is how I got in, so I figured I might as well share the link with you all. ^_^ If you click on it, you will be taken to a download page for the client (1,3 GB, took me about one and a half hours to download) that also includes a key generated for you to create a beta account.
Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine Online's official page can be found here while the beta download/key link that I keep talking of is this one. (Sadly, the game seems to run only on Windows XP and Vista as of now.)
I haven't played much yet, but the controls seem to be quite intuitive and the graphics are nice and definitely keep the style we're used from other SMT games. For example, this is my character at the log-in screen: You have quite a few possibilities when it comes to customising your character.