Giveaway: Grab your beta key for new RTS Etherium (Update: all gone!)

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Tindalos Interactive's Etherium is a throwback to the classic era of real-time strategy games such as Command & Conquer. The game will feature three playable empires, fighting each other to control the game's precious resource, also called etherium. As to be expected, each empire will have its individual characteristics, strengths, weaknesses, technologies, and special skills, such as climate control, espionage and precognition. Sounds like a classic RTS, and now you can see if the game lives up to the hype: We're giving away keys to Etherium's beta.

Last chance: we're giving away a five-game Steam bundle, with Bundle Stars

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Our five-week, five-million-key giveaway has come to an end. Here's the thing: we've still got some Steam keys left over. This, then, is Giveaway Redux. Over the next few days, you have one final chance to grab a bundle of five games. That's $40 of entertainment, for free. If you missed any of our featured games from the last five weeks—SpaceChem, Dino D-Day, Really Big Sky, Gun Monkeys or GTR Evolution—they're all now back, and available to claim just one last time. Head below for this final set of free Steam keys.

We have one million SpaceChem Steam keys to give away, with Bundle Stars

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UPDATE: Our next giveaway, for Dino D-Day, is live here.

SpaceChem is a puzzle game about building factories to create increasingly complex molecules. It's clever, absorbing, and a great way to test your logical reasoning power. We enjoyed its cerebral charms so much it earned a score of 89 in our review. Now we're teaming up with Bundle Stars to give you SpaceChem for free. We have a million copies to give away, so don't be shy, click through to grab your Steam key.

Giveaway: grab a Wildstar beta key for this weekend's test

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Last month, we gave away armfuls of codes for WildStar's beta weekends, giving testers an early look at Carbine's most colourful MMO. Today, we're doing it all again. If you fancy another trip through the world of Nexus, we've got 2,000 codes giving access to this weekend's beta. If you're quick, one of them could be yours.

Update: And the keys are gone!

Giveaway: get a Wildstar weekend beta key

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If you're not yet running through Wildstar's colourful, deadly Nexus, creators Carbine Studios are giving away 40,000 keys for this coming weekend's beta test. From this Friday through to Monday, you'll be able to explore, loot and kill your way through the upcoming MMO. How exactly do you get one of these keys? Reading the rest of this post would be a good way to start.

Firefall beta key giveaway: win weekend access

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It's a shooter. It's an MMO. It's got jetpacks, armies of aliens to blast and a focused 5v5 player vs. player combat. Firefall defies quick description. The best way to get a sense for Red 5's MMOFPS is to jump in and start shooting yourself. We have 5,000 keys to this weekend's beta test session ready to distribute among soldiers willing to leap to planet Earth's defense. Read on to for a chance to take your place alongside the noble defenders of Copacabana.

Hawken beta incoming. Win one of 2,000 beta keys!

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Free to play multiplayer mech-'em-up, Hawken, is entering its beta phase this week ahead of a December release. Why leave it until Christmas to jump into a bipedal death machine? We've got 2,000 beta keys for Hawken to give away right now.

To enter, simply click through the link below and follow the instructions. The first 2,000 to register will receive a key by email when the giveaway concludes on Wednesday.

Giveaway: Win a Zotac GeForce GTX 670 and Max Payne 3 prize bag [US only]

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Rockstar Games has given us a gym bag of shattered memories and lost dreams... shattered memories being a Zotac Amp Edition GeForce GTX 670, and lost dreams a collection of Max Payne 3 loot: stickers, patches, an ash tray, "pain killers," a gun magazine flask, a t-shirt, and a logo-emblazoned bullet. We love giving you stuff, so here's your chance to dig inside this bag and scrape out the pain (totally great prizes).

Guild Wars 2 beta key giveaway

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We have 1,000 Guild Wars 2 keys to give away, courtesy of ArenaNet. Each one will grant access to next weekend's beta event, which will give participants access to the final two races for the first time. If you're keen to play as a leafy, elfin Sylvari, or one of the tiny tinkerers known as the Asura, this is your chance to jump in and earn an advanced look at the most highly anticipated MMO of the year.

Win King Arthur 2 and a remarkably classy Choose Your Own Adventure-style book

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Paradox Interactive's King Arthur II has just been reviewed in our latest issue. According to our reviewer, it's "light on the strategy but an intriguing dark fantasy tale."

The Holy Grail has exploded, almost killing Arthur. Your job is to stop through Britain, making important decisions like whether it's worth kissing a faun in exchange for a magic flute.

Paradox interactive have supplied us with ten copies of the game to give away, along with one incredibly classy choose your own adventure-type book that'll be awarded to the wittiest response of all! To be in with a chance of winning, just answer the following question.

EU Giveaway: win Access to the Aion free-to-play beta

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Aion is a CryEngine powered MMO in which you play as a winged, angelic warrior tasked with defending the gorgeous realm of Atreia against invading forces. Constant updates since launch have added new zones, flighty PvP, cute pets, afros and more. The once-ponderous levelling speed has been boosted time and time again to give players the chance to see more of Aion's beautiful zones. It's going free to play in Europe in the coming months and we're giving you a chance to spread your wings early.

We've got 500 keys to give away for the Aion free to play beta. If you get into the beta, you'll automatically be granted 'Veteran' status when Aion free to play goes live. This will give you a few extra features over starter players, like the ability to open up your own shop.

All you need to do to enter is put your name and email address into the Aion beta key competition page, which you can discover through this link right here.

I want in on the Aion beta. Give me wings, PC Gamer!

And that's all there is to it. If you win a key, you can redeem it on the Aion Free to Play site. They'll be sent out once we all 500 have been snapped up, so tell your friends if you want in quicker. The Aion client is available to pre-load here. Good luck!

EU giveaway: The Book of Unwritten Tales

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It's time to don your finest hat of +1 winning. It's competition o'clock on Today we have five copies of fantasy adventure game The Boook of Unwritten Tales to give away to our European readers.

The Book of Unwritten Tales has proven to be hugely popular in native Germany, charming players with its affectionate sense of humour. The Pratchett-esque parody adventure game pokes fun at World of Warcraft, Lord of the Rings andjust about every major fantasy franchise of recent years as it sends you on a quest to find a gremlin called MacGuffin. You take control of various characters on the journey, including the cheerful gnome, Wilbur, cocksure but incompetent adventurer Nathaniel and haughty princess Ivo.

It's been out for a while in Germany, but it finally made it over to the UK last month. We've got five copies up for grabs. Check inside for details of how to enter.

This week's winners

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That's all she wrote ladies and gentlemen, the fat lady has sung. I'm closing the curtain on two weeks of massive giveaways and declaring the winners of all four of our currently running competitions.

So if you entered into the competitions for the Cyborg Rat, the Steelseries keyboards, Battlefield 3 or the Might and Magic figure, check inside to see if you've been successful.

EU Giveaway: Win Battlefield 3 and a set of Cyborg gaming lights

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Look sharp soldier! We've got a bundle of Battlefield goodies to give away! Yes the folks at EA have provided us with a copy of Battlefield 3, a set of Cyborg gaming lights and a copy of the Battlefield 3 novel, all for one lucky winner.

Check inside for details of how to enter.

EU Giveaway: Win a bundle of Steelseries goodies

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It's that time again, the time were I offer you free stuff in exchange for making me laugh briefly at your humorous comments. Today we're giving away a bunch of lovely Steelseries and Runes of Magic goodies, including not one, but two Steelseries shift keyboards with MMO accessories to give away.

Check inside for details of how to enter.

EU giveaway: Win a Deus Ex: Human Revolution collector's edition!

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With the Deus Ex: Human Revolution Missing Link DLC out next week the nice chaps of Square-Enix have given us some of Human Revolution to give away. Not just any copies though. No, we've got three Collectors Editions. Each one comes with tons of bonus material, in game items and even an Adam Jensen action figure. He definitely asked for this.

Check inside to see exactly what you can win, and how to enter.

EU Giveaway: win a copy of Sengoku

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Don't be scared. Rich is weird-looking but harmless. Promise.

Anyway, enough about oddballs. We have ten copies of Sengoku to give away! It's all thanks to the generous bunch at Paradox Interactive.

Tim Stone recently wrote a Sengoku preview for us. Nothing explains the character-driven strategy game better than this quote: "I might have been an incestuous cradle-snatcher with a patchy military track record and no allies, but I saved and quit feeling faintly elated. Sengoku is plainly a very strange game. If you’re growing a little weary of the Total War formula but find most Paradox games too dense and intimidating, this is definitely one to keep an eye on."

You're intrigued now right? Click through for details of how to enter.

EU giveaway: win a Vindictus closed beta key

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The closed beta for action MMO, Vindictus is headed to Europe. The Source-powered brawler will be crashing onto European servers next Thursday September 15, and we're offering you the chance to grab a key right now. All you need to do is open the huge stone doors below and beta access is yours. I'm not kidding, there is a giant stone door down there. Go see.

EU Giveaway: Win one of five Intel 320 series 120GB SSDs with five year warranty

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A good solid state hard-drive is a bona fide hardware luxury. SSD drives can shift buckets of data at tremendous speeds, leading to lightning fast load times and improved responsiveness. The Intel Solid State Drive 510 Series' 6GB/s SATA interface can shovel information at a steamy 310 MB/s. Solid State hard drives are more reliable, resilient and faster than their standard counterparts and Intel now offer a new five year warranty on mainstream drives like the Intel SSD 320 series should anything happen to your drive.

How would you like to win one? We've got five Intel 320 series 120GB SSDs (complete with desktop installation kits and migration software) to give away to our European readers. Read on to find out how to enter.

EU Giveaway: Win a Rift 30 day pass

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How would you like to spend a month in Rift's world of Telara? It's a lovely, picturesque place. Once you look beyond the constant threat of demonic invasion and the otherworldly weather there's a lot to recommend it. It's good good pubs and nice food, just stay away from the spider mines. You'll find out why.

We've got 20 month long free Rift passes to give away to our European readers, courtesy of Green Man Gaming. Read on for your chance to win.