Journey private beta begins; win a code here

ThatGameCompany reveals details about Journey's invite-only beta, which begins June 28.

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As promised last week, thatgamecompany's upcoming online co-operative adventure--Journey--is getting an invite only beta that begins tomorrow (June 28), and runs through July 12.

On that note, Shacknews has five codes for the Journey beta to give away.

Entering the giveaway is simple, you just have to follow a few rules:

  • Leave a comment below.

  • You must be 18 years or older and a resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Puerto Rico and Quebec).

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

  • The entry period ends at 12:00PM PT tomorrow, 06/28/2011.

  • At that time, we will randomly select five (5) winners to each receive one (1) code for the Journey beta, which can be downloaded from the PlayStation Network.

You must have a PSN account (which is free) to claim the title if you win. Winners will be notified via ShackMessage. You must have a Shack account to comment (also free).

Though there will be a few other ways to obtain a coveted Journey beta code, the official beta announcement on the PlayStation Blog indicates that some folks may find an invite waiting in their XMB inbox.

If you were one of the very earliest adopters of Flower, and you are a PS Plus subscriber as well, watch your XMB inbox for your invitation and entry into the beta. Additionally, we've been able to free up a limited number of additional spots for the beta. Please check thatgamecompany's Facebook page, here on the PlayStation Blog, or our media partners and their sites for code give-aways.

Unlike traditional multi-player games, Journey features no matchmaking, no chat functionality, and no online lobbies. Instead, players explore a mysterious world in which they may periodically encounter one other player at a time. Be sure to check out our Journey preview for more details.

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  • reply
    June 27, 2011 5:30 PM

    Jeff Mattas posted a new article, Journey private beta begins; win a code here.

    ThatGameCompany reveals details about Journey's invite-only beta, which begins June 28.

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      June 27, 2011 5:35 PM

      WASSA MATTA JEFF MATTAS GOT TO MANY CODES ON YOUR HANDS?!

      I'LL TAKE ONE OF EM.

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      June 27, 2011 5:37 PM

      This game looks pretty sweet.

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      June 27, 2011 5:37 PM

      Yes please, I could really use one of these codes.

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      June 27, 2011 5:38 PM

      Awesome. The game looks great, although I'm not sure if I want to experience it before it's finished. I'm extremely excited to play it, but I'm not sure if a Beta will lessen my reaction to the game once it's done.

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      June 27, 2011 5:38 PM

      I will win a code.

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      June 27, 2011 5:40 PM

      I like the art style. It looks pretty interesting.

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      June 27, 2011 5:40 PM

      pretttyyyy

    • zig
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      June 27, 2011 5:41 PM

      I would very much like to play this game!

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      June 27, 2011 5:41 PM

      Definitely looking forward to this game.

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      June 27, 2011 5:42 PM

      pyide will not win a code.

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      June 27, 2011 5:44 PM

      speechless!

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      June 27, 2011 5:44 PM

      I would like a code very much!

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      June 27, 2011 5:45 PM

      OMFG YES! I hope I win!

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      June 27, 2011 5:49 PM

      Your codes, give them to me.

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      June 27, 2011 5:50 PM

      want so bad.

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      June 27, 2011 5:51 PM

      Don't Stop Believin

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      June 27, 2011 5:52 PM

      What is a code precious?

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      June 27, 2011 5:55 PM

      Oh man I'm so excited for Journey, I hope I win :).

    • reply
      June 27, 2011 5:55 PM

      This thread is relevant to my desires.

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      June 27, 2011 5:56 PM

      I'll chance it!

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      June 27, 2011 5:56 PM

      I love thatgamecompany's stuff.

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      June 27, 2011 5:56 PM

      Do want!

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      June 27, 2011 5:57 PM

      Please!!

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      June 27, 2011 5:58 PM

      Code red

    • reply
      June 27, 2011 5:59 PM

      Okay I'm in.

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      June 27, 2011 6:00 PM

      if i win one thing, one thing at all. plz gaming overthinkers make this be it

    • reply
      June 27, 2011 6:01 PM

      Wow, looks lovely. I'd love to try.

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      June 27, 2011 6:03 PM

      This game definitely looks promising. Cute cel-shading and I also heard that it uses like almost ALL of the SPUs in the PS3 for the shifting sand. I'd be happy if I win, for sure :]

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      June 27, 2011 6:03 PM

      I want to win something.

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      June 27, 2011 6:05 PM

      Would love to try out Journey, as a upcomming dev and as a fan of ThatGameCompany

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      June 27, 2011 6:06 PM

      Ooh look, a silky thread of win.

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      June 27, 2011 6:07 PM

      Wanna play

    • reply
      June 27, 2011 6:08 PM

      So this seal walks into a bar...

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      June 27, 2011 6:09 PM

      It's my birthday so that would be pretty awesome.

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      June 27, 2011 6:11 PM

      I'd love to try out this Journey :)

    • reply
      June 27, 2011 6:11 PM

      finally a comment i can feel like will lead someplace good. a 'journey' with others, you could say

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      June 27, 2011 6:12 PM

      yes plz :(

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      June 27, 2011 6:13 PM

      I love the art and the ideas behind this producer, and this game!

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      June 27, 2011 6:15 PM

      Code please~!

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      June 27, 2011 6:15 PM

      GIVE ME THE CODE

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      June 27, 2011 6:15 PM

      I'm in

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      June 27, 2011 6:16 PM

      I WANT THIS PLEASE GIVE IT TO ME

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      June 27, 2011 6:17 PM

      Yes please!

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      June 27, 2011 6:20 PM

      sign moi up

    • reply
      June 27, 2011 6:23 PM

      Access to the beta would be a welcome respite from life's unyielding tedium of buttoning and unbuttoning.

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      June 27, 2011 6:23 PM

      yes plz

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      June 27, 2011 6:24 PM

      Yes please.

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      June 27, 2011 6:25 PM

      I want to devour this game.

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      June 27, 2011 6:26 PM

      Shacknews FTW!!!

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      June 27, 2011 6:28 PM

      more than a feeling.

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      June 27, 2011 6:29 PM

      I won't stop believi'n.

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      June 27, 2011 6:32 PM

      really excited to play this game.

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      June 27, 2011 6:32 PM

      I would love to beta test this it could be a great game if done right

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      June 27, 2011 6:33 PM

      Might as well take a shot at winning. Would love to play Journey.

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      June 27, 2011 6:34 PM

      I love codes.

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      June 27, 2011 6:35 PM

      Mmmm, yummy sand. Yellow sand, orange sand, pink sand... Bet the game itself tastes of icing sugar!

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      June 27, 2011 6:40 PM

      Pretty please

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      June 27, 2011 6:46 PM

      id like to try it

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      June 27, 2011 6:47 PM

      o_o Interesting.

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      June 27, 2011 6:47 PM

      Post.

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      June 27, 2011 6:57 PM

      Hells yes me want

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      June 27, 2011 6:59 PM

      Looks good

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      June 27, 2011 6:59 PM

      I like to play.

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      June 27, 2011 6:59 PM

      I loved Flower. It was one of the best games I played that year and a must-have for anyone with a PS3. I'm not sure if I want to play Journey as soon as possible or wait until the final, polished version is out, but I hope it gives me the same breathtaking gaming experience.

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      June 27, 2011 7:02 PM

      I was going to make a joke about the band as my comment but I am late and about 75 people already beat me.

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      June 27, 2011 7:04 PM

      would love a chance to play journey looks peaceful and life is stressful.

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      June 27, 2011 7:06 PM

      me me wanna journey

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      June 27, 2011 7:08 PM

      I would really like one of those beta keys . ONEGAISHIMASU!!

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      June 27, 2011 7:11 PM

      Could it be? An original game? I would love to play this. Pick me please.

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      June 27, 2011 7:11 PM

      livin' in a lonely world!

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      June 27, 2011 7:20 PM

      Oh man I can go for one of those!

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      June 27, 2011 7:24 PM

      how i play game

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      June 27, 2011 7:30 PM

      I want a beta code! :-) thank you!

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      June 27, 2011 7:32 PM

      Dear Shack that is also News: I desire a key.

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      June 27, 2011 7:34 PM

      i'd like one

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      June 27, 2011 7:34 PM

      IN MY MOUF

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      June 27, 2011 7:35 PM

      Alright, this game looks way awesome. Flower was just a beautiful game, and flow is great also . You guys should probably give a code to this phoke guy, because it's apparently his birthday, and that would be way cool if you won some contest on your birthday . Anyway I guess it doesn't really matter if I get this game, because I'm going to buy it anyway of course but it would be sweet if I could play it before then. Anyway I love it how game producers focus on details and stuff, like how the sand moves when you walk through it in this game, and you kick the sand up a little in front of you. Anyway, I got infamous 2, and I got a code for the uncharted 3 beta. The code didn't even worked, it sucked really bad, but I guess I just need to wait longer to play it.

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      June 27, 2011 7:35 PM

      Me wanty.

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      June 27, 2011 7:44 PM

      Let me play this game.

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      June 27, 2011 7:45 PM

      Flower was a cool game. I would love to check out Journey!

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      June 27, 2011 7:54 PM

      that game looks beautiful

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      June 27, 2011 7:55 PM

      Um, gimme.

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      June 27, 2011 8:00 PM

      I love you guys! Now gimme an invite! Plz?... No?.... How bout now? ....still? Meanys I'm telling mommy!

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      June 27, 2011 8:02 PM

      Just a small town girl....

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      June 27, 2011 8:02 PM

      Living in a lonely world...

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      June 27, 2011 8:03 PM

      Huh. Seems interesting.

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      June 27, 2011 8:04 PM

      i believe i am prepared to take the journey. my bags are already packed.

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      June 27, 2011 8:07 PM

      This looks awesome.

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      June 27, 2011 8:09 PM

      What is game

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      June 27, 2011 8:10 PM

      HATS HATS HATS HATS

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      June 27, 2011 8:10 PM

      nice!

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      June 27, 2011 8:20 PM

      I can't wait to experience the sand physics!

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      June 27, 2011 8:20 PM

      I would love a code.

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      June 27, 2011 8:22 PM

      I've been lusting after this game for over a year. So much so that I am completely willing to shamelessly beg for a beta code. On my virtual knees.

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      June 27, 2011 8:22 PM

      yes plz :)

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      June 27, 2011 8:25 PM

      Video gamessssss

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      June 27, 2011 8:29 PM

      I would love to Journey into this game. :-)

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      June 27, 2011 8:31 PM

      i'd like to try it

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      June 27, 2011 8:33 PM

      I want to play this game like I want to motorboat Christina Hendricks' perfect boobies.

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      June 27, 2011 8:33 PM

      It will be mine, oh yes it will be mine.
      /Wayne

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      June 27, 2011 8:34 PM

      I thought this was an open call to join the band.

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      June 27, 2011 8:37 PM

      I hope I get one. It's one of the few games I've been waiting for this year. I loved flower and flow. Can't wait to get this one when it finally comes out. It'd be awesome if I could be in the beta, I've never been in one before

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      June 27, 2011 8:39 PM

      *witty comment here*

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      June 27, 2011 8:51 PM

      JOURNEY!

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      June 27, 2011 8:52 PM

      I would play this.

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      June 27, 2011 8:52 PM

      Excluding Quebec? We're still doing this thing? Wow.

      *shakes head*

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      June 27, 2011 8:56 PM

      Oh my yes, I would love a code

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      June 27, 2011 8:56 PM

      really liked Flower

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      June 27, 2011 8:56 PM

      Journey me

    • reply
      June 27, 2011 9:11 PM

      weee

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      June 27, 2011 9:11 PM

      i want to join!!!

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      June 27, 2011 9:13 PM

      I vant orang...code!!!

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      June 27, 2011 9:21 PM

      Love to have one

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      June 27, 2011 9:26 PM

      DONT STOP BELIEVIN

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      June 27, 2011 9:26 PM

      \o\ |o| /o/

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      June 27, 2011 9:32 PM

      Yes! Chat disabled so no one can call me fat, ugly or slutty!

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      June 27, 2011 9:36 PM

      sure, ill take one.

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      June 27, 2011 9:42 PM

      Target acquired!

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      June 27, 2011 9:42 PM

      Ready to get sand in my vag....Oh wait, I don't have to worry about that.

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      June 27, 2011 9:54 PM

      comment comment comment

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      June 27, 2011 9:59 PM

      Journey is going to be a wonderful experience. I want to take on that journey! Please send me an invite!

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      June 27, 2011 10:24 PM

      This game looks awesome!! would love to beta test it out thanks for the chance shacknews!

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      June 27, 2011 10:26 PM

      I'd love a chance to try the game!

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      June 27, 2011 11:09 PM

      Hey I didn't know you played as Hellen Keller in this game! :D code please.

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      June 27, 2011 11:10 PM

      Gonna get all the weapon unlocks and pwn noobs with killstreaks.

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      June 27, 2011 11:17 PM

      I would love to try this out!

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      June 27, 2011 11:20 PM

      oh snappity-pap.

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      June 27, 2011 11:22 PM

      I'd love to try it!

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      June 27, 2011 11:24 PM

      Send me a code. :)

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      June 27, 2011 11:24 PM

      Give it to me!

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      June 27, 2011 11:36 PM

      This game looks amazing.

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      June 27, 2011 11:38 PM

      A co-op game where the only means of interacting with your co-op partner is through the actions of your in-game character! Well then I'm in... I had a similar experience with Portal 2, and I must say it was fun.

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      June 27, 2011 11:50 PM

      super excited to play this

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      June 27, 2011 11:50 PM

      Fuck, yes. I would love one.

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      June 27, 2011 11:53 PM

      Yes, please!

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      June 28, 2011 12:00 AM

      In like Flynn.

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      June 28, 2011 12:03 AM

      Will take one!

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      June 28, 2011 12:22 AM

      Code me

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      June 28, 2011 12:25 AM

      I WOULD LIKE THIS.

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      June 28, 2011 12:26 AM

      gimme!

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      June 28, 2011 12:28 AM

      I'd love a code :)

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      June 28, 2011 12:40 AM

      Entered

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      June 28, 2011 12:47 AM

      Here's my entry. This game look really interesting, it'd be great to try it out.

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      June 28, 2011 12:47 AM

      jefferson starship

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      June 28, 2011 1:26 AM

      This is my Journey to winning a code.

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      June 28, 2011 1:53 AM

      Let thy Journey Begin!

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      June 28, 2011 2:23 AM

      Do you play as a girl in this game?

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      June 28, 2011 2:47 AM

      ahhhhhhhhhh yeah!

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      June 28, 2011 3:01 AM

      Oh sweet jesus I'm in! D:

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      June 28, 2011 3:09 AM

      this looks awesome! hope it plays well :)

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      June 28, 2011 3:27 AM

      Oh please!

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      June 28, 2011 3:33 AM

      I need the soundtrack for this.

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      June 28, 2011 3:37 AM

      Hi im 19 And live in the US! Please pick me to test out this highly new innovative game. Thank you

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      June 28, 2011 3:52 AM

      i wanna try this!

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      June 28, 2011 4:00 AM

      Good thing I live about 1 km from the Quebec border on the Ontario side!

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      June 28, 2011 4:17 AM

      my comment is i would LOVE to play this stunning game, sign me up!

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      June 28, 2011 4:48 AM

      This looks really interesting, i'd like to see the beta!

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      June 28, 2011 4:57 AM

      Oh please oh please oh please!

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      June 28, 2011 5:02 AM

      word

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      June 28, 2011 5:16 AM

      This looks amazing. I'd love to play it in Windows or Linux... will there be a Linux version??

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        June 28, 2011 7:54 AM

        If this person gets a key I will flip my table over!

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      June 28, 2011 5:32 AM

      ohhh boyyyy i cant wait for this one. i makes my game taste buds salivate

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      June 28, 2011 6:13 AM

      Code me please.

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      June 28, 2011 6:16 AM

      gimme

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      June 28, 2011 6:22 AM

      Woo! Want this! Looks incredible.

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      June 28, 2011 6:34 AM

      Em, I feel this article is incisive and well written and eh... Oh, enough pretending I'm not here for a code! As Smithers would say to Malibu Stacy with a new hat, "I want it I want it I want it!"

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      June 28, 2011 6:55 AM

      i even had to reset my password, i would love to play this beta...

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      June 28, 2011 7:00 AM

      I love ThatGameCompany and would love to be a part of this

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      June 28, 2011 7:04 AM

      Wow, intriguing concept... I'd love to try this out!

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      June 28, 2011 7:05 AM

      *crosses fingers*

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      June 28, 2011 7:10 AM

      on my face, I guess?

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      June 28, 2011 7:13 AM

      I would love to win something on the shack. Anything.

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      June 28, 2011 7:14 AM

      Ooh me me please!

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      June 28, 2011 7:14 AM

      Beta get.

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      June 28, 2011 7:18 AM

      Why is there never any EU love with these comps?

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      June 28, 2011 7:43 AM

      Please? I won't say a word to anyone!

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      June 28, 2011 7:44 AM

      uh yes

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      June 28, 2011 7:58 AM

      I would love a beta code. Been excited about this game since last year.

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      June 28, 2011 8:05 AM

      JOURNEY. BETA. I NEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDD IT! ♥

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      June 28, 2011 8:12 AM

      See this would be great.

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      June 28, 2011 8:14 AM

      some comments. yay, journey.

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      June 28, 2011 8:17 AM

      Sign me up my good mens.

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      June 28, 2011 8:24 AM

      1 code por favor

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      June 28, 2011 8:25 AM

      THIS GAME LOOKS AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL !!! code plz ^^

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      June 28, 2011 8:27 AM

      Whoa now!

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      June 28, 2011 8:27 AM

      Looks awesome.

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      June 28, 2011 8:28 AM

      Yup, I'd dig that.

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      June 28, 2011 8:29 AM

      I should win because Shacknews never gave me nothing but this baby it refuses to pay for. >:(

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      June 28, 2011 8:37 AM

      Winner winner, chicken dinner.

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      June 28, 2011 8:53 AM

      post!

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      June 28, 2011 9:03 AM

      I never win one of these, but what the hell.

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      June 28, 2011 9:12 AM

      Thank you for including us Canadians.

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      June 28, 2011 9:18 AM

      Throwing my ticket into the pile.
      No whammy no whammy no whammy.

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      June 28, 2011 9:24 AM

      Fingers crossed!

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      June 28, 2011 9:30 AM

      Looking forward to Journey from these guys. Love their work!

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      June 28, 2011 9:31 AM

      this is me leaving a comment

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      June 28, 2011 9:34 AM

      Love these guys! big eyed children look: COMMENCE

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      June 28, 2011 9:35 AM

      ccomment

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      June 28, 2011 9:56 AM

      I'll take one

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      June 28, 2011 10:13 AM

      The art style is just gorgeous. I have to check this out.

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      June 28, 2011 10:17 AM

      Art style looks incredible. Here's hoping.

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      June 28, 2011 10:21 AM

      looks like a good game.. i would like a code please

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      June 28, 2011 10:57 AM

      hope I get picked

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      June 28, 2011 11:16 AM

      I will don the red dress [robe?] for thatgamecompany......if I get a beta key.

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      June 28, 2011 11:18 AM

      Here is a comment, if it pleases you.

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      June 28, 2011 11:24 AM

      Count me in! Very excited about this game.

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      June 28, 2011 11:26 AM

      Hello Hello !
      Can i have one ? =D

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      June 28, 2011 11:52 AM

      Must.. find cloth...

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      June 28, 2011 11:58 AM

      Here is my entry for the contest, thnx!

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      June 28, 2011 12:00 PM

      can i have one please. see i was plolite

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      June 28, 2011 12:42 PM

      Doesn't look like I won. Poo.

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      June 28, 2011 1:08 PM

      just a small town girl.... living in a lonely world...........

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      June 28, 2011 1:15 PM

      CODE PLEASE :D

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      June 28, 2011 1:34 PM

      I am late. Just got home from the job. Is there mercy left ? Please dispense mercy in the form of an awesome beta code. I am at your mercy.

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      June 28, 2011 1:43 PM

      I like turtles (and beta codes).

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        June 28, 2011 1:44 PM

        Awww shit, this is what I get for not visiting every day. =(

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      June 28, 2011 2:48 PM

      I do love desert and burqua, but much more beta codes to this lovely trip !

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      June 28, 2011 2:51 PM

      Desperate for a code, please be my lucky day!

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      June 28, 2011 5:10 PM

      This is so exciting. ! journey seems to be more action/adventurey than flow or flower!

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      June 28, 2011 5:53 PM

      Hoping...Wishing...Praying...

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      June 28, 2011 7:41 PM

      Come on beta!!

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      June 28, 2011 8:59 PM

      My body is ready!

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      June 28, 2011 9:49 PM

      why not? it's worth a try.

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      June 29, 2011 9:09 AM

      Really looking forward to this one. Time to roll the dice.

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      June 29, 2011 1:30 PM

      Thanks for giving away codes. Include me in the contest please.

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      June 29, 2011 4:33 PM

      Hi, I would appreciate a beta code as i've been looking forward to this game for a long time. Thank you!

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      June 30, 2011 3:59 PM

      Hope I win, here's to luck

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      July 1, 2011 3:57 PM

      i played ico and shadow of the colossus when i was younger, and in short they pretty much changed the way i saw creativity and video games as a medium. i had always LOVED video games, but those two made me realize the amount of emotion that can be conveyed through gaming, and i thought i would never play anything like them again. and then flower came. i would go to a friends house and play it for as long as he would let me. at first i thought it was simply because it was a blast to play, but then i started realizing there was more to it, i was feeling it on an emotional and psychological level. the calm, serenity, the pure and un-perverted nature of it had me enchanted, i had become so jaded by the commercial slag that was surrounding me. Flower inspired me, now i have decided to go to school for game development because i have a story I want to tell through a game, its about all the ways that you can hurt someone in a relationship, without meaning to, and how sometimes you're powerless to help them. i dream of someday working for thatgamecompany, i have so much respect for admiration for them, being brave enough and talented enough to create truly unique works of art and emotion in todays money hungry climate. playing journey will help me in my inspiration in so many ways