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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
It's time to don your finest hat of +1 winning. It's competition o'clock on PCGamer.com. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To celebrate the release of the Worldbreaker expansion pack and the Assault on Icecrown boxed set for the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, we've got a crate-load of World of Warcraft loot to give away to our European readers, with first, second and third prizes up for grabs.
First prize includes - deep breath - the now-rare World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Collector's Edition boxed set, a super-rare Mottled Drake loot card that unlocks an in-game flying mount, the Assault on Icecrown boxed set, the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game Worldbreaker Epic Collection, a World of Warcraft Trading Card Game booster pack, the Wrath of the Lich King soundtrack, enormous Horde and Alliance flags and an inflatable Frostmourne sword, as seen modeled by the PC Gamer UK team here. PHEW.
We really have to give them away as soon as possible, because we keep falling over them. If you live in Europe, read on for details on how to win.
UPDATE: The winners have been chosen! First prize - NoX, because that sounds like exactly the sort of thing Tim might do if he owned a continent. Second prize - Eccles, because there aren't enough Laser Death Cats or Plasma Doom Dogs in games. Last but not least, slaaneshi611, because Incontinent is a brilliant name for a continent. Winners, please check your forum account messages for details on how to claim your prize. Thanks to all who entered!
You can jump into Jagex' new browser-based, empire building game, 8Realms for free right now using today's mighty code word of power. All you have to do is head over to the 8Realms site, create a Jagex account and then enter the code "attilathehun" into the beta code box. Signing up with the code word will also grant you an exclusive flag for your towns. Once you've built your first farm, redeem your exclusive reward by clicking on the empire flag section of the activity screen.
Jagex' new empire-building game, 8Realms is in beta now, and we've got another special code that will give you free access. It's a game about building a tiny settlement into a bustling metropolis, then spawning other metropolises until you have an enormous empire full of great wonders, and protected by hundreds of warriors. If you fancy giving the game a go for free, read on for today's key word.
How would you like to try Jagex' new browser-based kingdom building game, 8 Realms for free? The game offers a persistent online world in which to grow a kingdom. You expand by trading and battling with neighbouring players, and by improving the culture of your cities. The first 50,000 people to enter the game using the code world below will be able to build wonders and crush their enemies for free using the special code word below.