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Do you want to play MechWarrior Online? Let’s us help you with that...

Posted by: Jeremy at 9/21/2012 12:07 PM
Are you excited for the upcoming MechWarrior Online? You should be because the game is looking incredible. Unfortunately, the game still doesn’t have an official release date and most fans are simply waiting for a chance to get their hands on the game. Well, it just so happens that we might be able to help you with that.

I have in my possession 10 codes that will give you exclusive, immediate access to the current beta of the game being run by Piranha Games. That is right, ten of our readers will be playing the game this weekend and until further notice from Piranha Games (until the beta closes down). Mind you, participating in the beta program will require you to agree to some terms and conditions, as this isn’t a full public beta (and even those have some).

Getting a hold of one of these codes is going to be pretty simple. Five codes will be randomly distributed through our Twitter account in the next hour (http://twitter.com/GamingNexus); I will put up the codes with two missing characters along with a clue as to what is missing). The other five well, those will go out the same way, just right here.

I am going to utilize a theme in these “hints”, as they all have to do with the history of video games. Namely, specific years. For example, I may give the clue “Sony released the PlayStation Vita in the U.S. in this year (20xx)” and it will correspond to a code such as the following: ABCD-1234-QPxx. Since the Vita launched earlier this year in the U.S., you would fill in the the xx of the code with 12 and redeem the code as ABCD-1234-QP12. Make sense?

All of these are being offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, so you had better move fast. Please be considerate and post a comment or a reply to the Tweet if you successfully redeem a code... and have fun! Also, have a peak at the most recent trailer for the game which will give you a little insight on what is in store in the beta program:

 
  • Code #1- A new trend was born in this year when Game Zero ceased phycical publication of their magazine and took their content online (19xx): 4BE51AC7-09ED-4056-xx3E-5B2E31FD4ECE
 
  • Code #2- Nintendo released the first issue of Nintendo Power in 19xx: 85BE6EC2-030E-4C7F-xxA1-C07157682809
 
  • Code #3- Namco broke into the arcade scene in this year (19xx) with their title Gee Bee: xx20DDA9-0C3F-451E-8E0D-9CF4BE616B7A
 
  • Code #4- Adventure, recognized as the first visual adventure game and the first game to include “Easter Eggs”, launched for the Atari 2600 in this year (19xx): CE9FA8C0-6xxB-4757-A7DF-85AFFB5E60AF
  • Code #5- This is the year that Bonk made his first appearance in the U.S. (19xx): 79D128FC-46xx-450A-969F-7F4B67EBE2D6