Shack Giveaway & WRUP: Gears of War 3 Beta

By Xav de Matos, Apr 16, 2011 8:10am PDT

[This giveaway has ended] Congrats to intothere, Coletrain331, danzuke, D4m4ged, Broody19, chic fil a, Sd lightzout, anbilow, Fenring42, and ALostGrenade. Beta codes are in your ShackMessage inboxes. Thanks to all who entered!


[Original Story] The weekly Shacknews "what are you playing" post has been invaded by Locust and Thrashball enthusiasts this week. Shacknews has ten (10) early access Gears of War 3 beta codes available today and we want to get them out to our loyal readers.

Entering is simple. Reply to this WRUP post by telling us what you plan to do for the rest of the weekend. Why? Because your intricate, detailed plans might be dashed if a Gears of War 3 beta code drops in your ShackMessage box. You must qualify for the giveaway (see rules below).

Oh, and another thing... we're only running this giveaway for five hours to get codes to winners ASAP. (Ends today at 1pm PT).

Here's what the Shack Staff are playing this weekend. (Click any editor's name to visit their Twitter page. Follow Shacknews on Twitter for regular updates and contests.)

  • Garnett Lee: I have a mountain of stories to get ready for next week but I’ll also be trying to wrap up SOCOM 4, getting in a little time with the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta, and kicking sci-fi mercenary ass in Hunters: Episode One HD.

  • Alice O'Connor: I really must remember to play don't take it personally, babe, it just ain't your story, but then there's also Magicka: Vietnam, Sanctum, and Anomaly: Warzone Earth, and let's not forget the possibility of Portal 2 launching early.

  • Xav de Matos: I would like to play the Gears of War 3 beta, Splinter Cell 3DS, and Portal 2... but I'm packing and all of my systems (and PC) are in boxes.

  • Jeff Mattas: Other than doing my part to help Portal 2 release early by playing Steam indies this weekend, I’m very much looking forward to some more Crysis 2 and Motorstorm: Apocalypse.

  • Steve Watts: I've taken advantage of some of the XBLA sales, so I'll be playing Bionic Commando and Magic, and plugging away on Ghost Recon for the 3DS. I'm also seriously considering popping Portal back in for another quick go-round, in preparation for Portal the Second.

  • Ozzie Mejia: Taking it easy this weekend by playing the Stevie Nicks songs that hit Rock Band 3, before Portal 2 consumes my entire being for the foreseeable future.

Rules for entering this giveaway

  • To enter this giveaway, leave a comment telling us what you plan on playing (other than Gears of War 3!)

  • You must have a registered Shacknews account. Winners will be contacted via Shackmessage.

  • You must be 18 years or older and a resident of the USA or Canada, excluding Puerto Rico and Quebec.

  • Limit 1 entry per person (only your first comment will be counted).

  • The entry period ends at 1:00pm PST on 4/16/11. This giveaway has ended.

  • At that time, we will randomly select ten (10) winners to each receive one (1) code for early access to the Gears of War 3 Beta.
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