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Can we ask questions about games that haven't been "released" but are under Steam Early Access? [duplicate]

Title says it all. I've been kinda curious about those games now that Steam has the feature which allows for early access to games.
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Should we post on games that are still in Beta (Private or Public)? [duplicate]

I'm a member of the Solforge beta. It's a great game, and I'm beginning to run into a few things where I could ask Q's on Arq (regarding tactics, as game stability is obviously still an ongoing issue) ...
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Am I allowed to ask questions about a game which is in closed beta? [duplicate]

I have a WoW: Warlords of Draenor beta key and I played the closed beta of BF: Hardline, so now I ask myself, if I ever have a problem during a closed beta, am I allowed to ask a question about it or ...
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Are questions about Trial and Beta on-topic? [duplicate]

Obviously unreleased games are off-topic, because there's no way to know what the answer will be until the game is released. This can include trial and beta, because while I can play the game now, the ...
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Cleanup 2013: It's time to clearly identify community consensus

On meta we have a tag to denote frequently asked questions, it is the moderator only bright red tag known as faq. This tag provides us the opportunity to group together our agreed community ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Are there grounds for getting an extra custom reason close slot?

LessPop's close reason was rejected recently by Shog for being too generic and catch-all, but we can only do so much with our three given slots. Here's what we cover(ed) in our close reasons again: ...
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Should we reopen questions being closed for 'unreleased game' after the game is released?

Question such as Can I use a PC license to play the Mac version? become useful once the game is released. Should it be reopened automatically, or should the user flag for a moderator's attention ...
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BioShock Infinite closures on release day

I asked a series of questions on BioShock Infinite very recently (within the last hour), all of which were pummel-closed citing this and that. I understand that it is not yet midnight in America, but ...
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How should we handle non-beta pre-release questions?

This is separate from questions about gameplay during betas, which are a beast of a different caliber with a different set of issues. We all know the feeling of being excited about an upcoming game ...
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Are overseas Games allowed?

My problem stems from a beta im in, however, that beta is currently on going in South Korea. So if I were to post a question about said game, would it be closed?
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Are questions about Star Citizen on topic?

As I understand, questions about pre-release games are not on-topic because it is either speculation or subject to change. Only when the game is actually released will things be verifiable. I wonder ...
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Are questions about unreleased consoles on topic?

The Xbox one and PS4 will shortly be released. I know that questions about unreleased games are off topic, however there is a fair amount of information the we have access to specifically about these ...
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Is there actually a gap time between game release and question asking?

User MattR made a comment on a question on Payday 2: A reasonable time would have been better, rather than directly after the came out. Overkill can, and have, been cryptic in how certain ...
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What questions should be in our meta FAQ?

The tag faq is useful on many sites on this network for creating a list of questions that many users need to know but could never fit in the site FAQ. Arqade is not using that tag to its fullest ...
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Why we should make a flag reason for closing modded Minecraft tech support questions

TL;DR We need a better flag reason for questions about tech support for modded Minecraft. Yes, yes, I know, we have discussed this 4 years ago, but so far the only changes in hope of solving this ...
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Oh, look, it's "unreleased content" again

So, apparently we recently had two closure/reopen wars on questions about diablo-3 and specifically the upcoming Reaper of Souls expansion ("What armor and weapons do Crusaders use?" and "How much XP ...
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Is this question off topic because of the release date?

So I recently asked a question about the new Diablo expansion. I know that the content isn't playable yet, but it's already in the game (files). I personally got a flail which is one of these items (...
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This question about an unreleased console has an answer, should it be opened and answered?

This question: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/136641/mutliplayer-data-on-both-xbox-360-and-xbox-one has an answer, and the source is Microsoft. Even though it's about an unreleased console,...
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Are questions about canceled games and consoles allowed if they are now accessible to the public?

I asked a question recently about the Nintendo PlayStation, a prototype for the unreleased SNES-CD periphreal. There was some question as to whether or not a question about a canceled console (or game ...
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Should streamers be considered members of the industry for purposes of unreleased content?

In the moderator election questions, badp's suggestion provoked an interesting train of thought. I'll provide a little backstory. Dark Souls 3 was available to popular streamers well before the ...
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Why was this question re-closed?

129350 (" diablo-3How is loot shared on D3 console co-op?") was put on hold today, with the following close reasons given: "Questions about unreleased or illegal content are off topic on Arqade. ...
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Why is this "unreleased content", when it actually isn't?

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/156633/how-do-i-get-the-legendary-pokemon-diancie Why was this closed? Ironically, even though some here thought it was "unreleased", at the time of the ...
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How / can we ask about preparation for an expansion or new patch?

This concerns this question, but I think we can have a discussion more abstractly. What are the restrictions on asking about preparation for future content? In this case, there are a limited number ...
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Am I allowed to ask about beta testing games?

I want to ask about tips on becoming a beta tester. Like which is more important, whether it's testing for Windows, or for Mac, and which one gives me a better chance to be chosen as a tester. Are ...
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When does X come out on my system? [duplicate]

I noticed a question asking about when a Call of Duty: Ghost expansion was coming to PS4, which has since been deleted (@Frank found the question). I agree that these are not good questions, but the ...
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