Shack PSA: Get your Firefall founders packs, beta keys here

Firefall developer Red 5 Studios and Shacknews are teaming up to offer readers 20 chances to get into the Firefall beta, with five lucky winners getting upgraded to Founders packs worth from $20 to $100. All you have to do to be eligible is to be creative as possible in letting us know in the comments below why you should be selected. Here's the kicker: Do it in eight words, no more, no less.

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Firefall developer Red 5 Studios and Shacknews are teaming up to offer readers 20 chances to get into the Firefall beta, with five lucky winners getting upgraded to Founders packs worth from $20 to $100. All you have to do to be eligible is to be as creative as possible in letting us know in the comments below why you should be selected. Here's the kicker: Do it in eight words, no more, no less.

A $100 Commander's pack will be given to the best entry, while we also have three Lieutenant's packs and one Ensign pack to give away. Also included will be an exclusive in-game Merch pet (as seen on Penny Arcade), as these packs were created for PAX Prime. The in-game items won't be unlocked until September 24. As for the beta keys, anyone redeeming one of the 20 keys from Shack will get immediate access to the beta, with no waiting.

Deadline for entries is Sunday, September 16 at 9 p.m. PT. No comment below (or not meeting the eight-word requirement) means no valid entry. If you are selected as a winner, you will be alerted via Shack message on how to redeem your prize. Check out Steve's preview from PAX to find out more about the game.

Good luck and have fun. Thanks to Red 5 Studios for swag.

Contributing Editor
From The Chatty
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    September 13, 2012 12:30 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Shack PSA: Get your Firefall founders packs, beta keys here.

    Firefall developer Red 5 Studios and Shacknews are teaming up to offer readers 20 chances to get into the Firefall beta, with five lucky winners getting upgraded to Founders packs worth from $20 to $100. All you have to do to be eligible is to be creative as possible in letting us know in the comments below why you should be selected. Here's the kicker: Do it in eight words, no more, no less.

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      September 13, 2012 12:49 PM

      Red 5 Studios beta keys equals Shacknews win!

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      September 13, 2012 12:50 PM

      Firefall
      Glorious in scope
      Other MMOs Quake enviously

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      September 13, 2012 12:54 PM

      Daughter likes game; we want to play together.

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        September 17, 2012 1:55 PM

        Beta key winner for keeping the little girl happy.

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      September 13, 2012 12:57 PM

      I won't wear pants while playing the game.

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      September 13, 2012 12:58 PM

      I DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS GAME IS ABOUT.

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      September 13, 2012 1:02 PM

      Cloud Know how Play Game best Cloud think

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      September 13, 2012 1:04 PM

      <-Fucking Firewall Fanatic

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      September 13, 2012 1:04 PM

      Thumping Bug infestation ? FIREFALL accept NO substitutes

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      September 13, 2012 1:06 PM

      Pancake Pancake Pancake Pancake Pancake Pancake Penguin Pancake

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      September 13, 2012 1:06 PM

      I absolutely love this game, but no money...

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      September 13, 2012 1:11 PM

      Not as good as Planetside 2, but fun?

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      September 13, 2012 1:12 PM

      Because I am Legen wait for it dary!

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      September 13, 2012 1:13 PM

      I am on Fire and it is Fall.

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      September 13, 2012 1:14 PM

      But "JETPACK INSANITY EXPLOSION" is only three words...

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      September 13, 2012 1:14 PM

      Oh great, now Keefer is shilling this game. ;)

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      September 13, 2012 1:16 PM

      At gamescom. Phobos said: "It is a must-have!!!"

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      September 13, 2012 1:19 PM

      I have some ass to kick

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      September 13, 2012 1:26 PM

      Firefall and Shacknews, forum invasion made in heaven!

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      September 13, 2012 1:30 PM

      me beta, me will play. i will graaaaaaaaawl.

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      September 13, 2012 1:31 PM

      Crystite reference from M.U.L.E. makes my nethers tingle.

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        September 17, 2012 11:35 AM

        Lieutenant's Pack winner. Knowledge is a powerful thing, especially for your nethers.

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      September 13, 2012 1:36 PM

      It will get me chicks!

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      September 13, 2012 1:38 PM

      There's only one game I want to play.

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      September 13, 2012 1:40 PM

      Firefall Contest
      Gimme the Commander Pack
      Haiku Complete

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        September 13, 2012 1:50 PM

        Firefall Contest
        Gimme the Commander Pack
        Haiku Completed

        (should have been a d at the end)

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      September 13, 2012 1:41 PM

      Without my beta testing skills.. this game might just not end up great !!

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      September 13, 2012 1:42 PM

      One Two Three
      Firefall For Me
      k thx

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      September 13, 2012 1:50 PM

      I WILL]N POOP SOCK MY WAY TO VICTORY]g]b]/]q

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      September 13, 2012 1:54 PM

      Fire falls, sat on my balls, gimme key!

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      September 13, 2012 2:15 PM

      This is my favorite game on the Citadel.

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      September 13, 2012 2:23 PM

      Because I am all out of chewing gum.

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      September 13, 2012 2:25 PM

      Thump. Thump. Thump. Oh shit, here they come!

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      September 13, 2012 2:25 PM

      I ate a fart not once but twice

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      September 13, 2012 2:28 PM

      I saw this booth at PAX. Looked badass.

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      September 13, 2012 2:29 PM

      Pick me, I can read rules and count!

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        September 17, 2012 1:57 PM

        Beta key winner for following the rules AND passing reading and 'rithmatic.

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      September 13, 2012 2:36 PM

      My name backwards is "Should be playing Firefall"

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        September 17, 2012 11:44 AM

        Lieutenant's Pack winner. If only because you have to go through life with the name Llaferif Gniyalp Eb Dluohs. Hopefully this will help with the embarrassment.

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      September 13, 2012 2:38 PM

      I have completely stopped making snide beta remarks.

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      September 13, 2012 2:40 PM

      I should be selected because I'm a hot male that will attract lots of hot females to the game.

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      September 13, 2012 2:44 PM

      The whole shack should get into the beta...

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      September 13, 2012 2:47 PM

      me, because otherwise I won't buy the game!

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      September 13, 2012 2:51 PM

      I'm blue and daboo dee daboo die, seriously.

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      September 13, 2012 3:01 PM

      Well Keef, if you really must know, I'm

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      September 13, 2012 3:04 PM

      I am an orphan with a fatal disease.

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      September 13, 2012 3:05 PM

      WILL MAKE FIREFALL PAPER TOY FOR YOU WWW.PAPERCRAFTED.COM

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      September 13, 2012 3:08 PM

      Eight words ain't enough to say shit. Balls.

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      September 13, 2012 3:12 PM

      Killian!, here is Sub-Zero...now plain zero!

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      September 13, 2012 3:13 PM

      I need some FPSMMO Action in my life!!!

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      September 13, 2012 3:18 PM

      Do contractions count as one word or two?

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      September 13, 2012 3:36 PM

      I followed firefall before it was offically announced.

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        September 17, 2012 1:51 PM

        Beta key winner for good research skills.

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      September 13, 2012 3:42 PM

      i like video games.

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      September 13, 2012 3:48 PM

      [deleted]

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      September 13, 2012 4:04 PM

      I'll dump my girlfriend and start dating FireFall.

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        September 17, 2012 11:22 AM

        Commander's Pack winner! Congrats. Who needs a girlfriend when you got a good game ;)

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      September 13, 2012 4:11 PM

      I rescued a dog from a lake today

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        September 17, 2012 1:58 PM

        Beta key winner for being kind to animals.

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      September 13, 2012 4:26 PM

      I like Firefall and would like Founder packs!

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      September 13, 2012 4:27 PM

      because we were promised firefall beta keys before

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      September 13, 2012 4:30 PM

      I'm trOmblyj, I'm kind of a big deal.

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      September 13, 2012 4:38 PM

      Because video games are awesome so am I.

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      September 13, 2012 4:38 PM

      Fire Falls but Red 5 Studios win me!

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      September 13, 2012 4:48 PM

      Planetside 2 sucks my ball sack Firefall FTW

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      September 13, 2012 5:06 PM

      I have no pants on right now.

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      September 13, 2012 5:12 PM

      Because the military needs to game as well!

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      September 13, 2012 5:13 PM

      Because I am special and so is Firefly.

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      September 13, 2012 5:14 PM

      Cuz I really like video games

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      September 13, 2012 5:21 PM

      played twice. hated it. dont let me win.

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      September 13, 2012 5:23 PM

      I lack creativity but I'm good at killing.

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        September 17, 2012 1:49 PM

        Beta key winner for honesty and lack of modesty.

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      September 13, 2012 5:24 PM

      Because otherwise I probably wont play it

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      September 13, 2012 5:29 PM

      I will relentlessly promote shacknews.com on firefall forums.

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        September 17, 2012 1:52 PM

        Beta key winner for sucking up AND we need a good shill.

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      September 13, 2012 5:31 PM

      Because my boner is hard for this game.

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      September 13, 2012 5:34 PM

      Devs shill on shacknews, I want to play.

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      September 13, 2012 5:40 PM

      I love firefall and red5~~~

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      September 13, 2012 5:41 PM

      is very nice and Fresh,A group of enthusiastic people

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      September 13, 2012 5:46 PM

      I should be selected because Firefall is awsome.

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      September 13, 2012 5:47 PM

      Give me Gunnars

      Dammit got the wrong contest.

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      September 13, 2012 5:52 PM

      I'm stuck on firefall like frog on flies.

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        September 17, 2012 1:47 PM

        Beta key winner for creativity in almost using his Shack name.

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      September 13, 2012 5:54 PM

      I never do win these shack contest things

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      September 13, 2012 5:54 PM

      Vindictus is better than Firefall. Prove me wrong.

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      September 13, 2012 6:12 PM

      To give to my friend as a gift.

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      September 13, 2012 6:45 PM

      I praise the glorious return of stopwatch gametype.

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      September 13, 2012 6:49 PM

      Their Russian booth dude insulted my poker skills.

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      September 13, 2012 7:05 PM

      I want to know why fire fell

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      September 13, 2012 7:59 PM

      A better question: Why shouldn't I be selected?

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        September 17, 2012 1:32 PM

        Beta key winner for honesty and I couldn't think of a reason why not.

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      September 13, 2012 8:06 PM

      hope you guys refunded their money, you didnt even mention pets.

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      September 13, 2012 9:17 PM

      For I'm Really Ebullient, Firefall's A Lovely Liaison

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      September 13, 2012 9:20 PM

      I love Firefall, you love Firefall, the end!

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      September 13, 2012 9:23 PM

      Firefall beta keys, but show them to me?

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      September 13, 2012 9:24 PM

      Because I deserve the greatest game ever made

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      September 13, 2012 9:34 PM

      I like trains, i mean.... firefall; pick me.

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      September 13, 2012 9:49 PM

      Because I miss my pet aranha, Rafael Marcos.

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      September 13, 2012 10:53 PM

      Firefall is a change the gaming world needs

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      September 13, 2012 11:08 PM

      I have been beta testing since september 2011

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      September 13, 2012 11:47 PM

      Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism, Floccinaucinihilipilification, and Antidisestablishmentarianism are big words.

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        September 17, 2012 1:27 PM

        Beta key winner for getting the most letters into an eight word answer.

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      September 13, 2012 11:51 PM

      Flying Jet Pack Guns Loot Explosions Oh My

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        September 17, 2012 1:54 PM

        Beta key winner for obscure Wizard of Oz reference.

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      September 14, 2012 12:38 AM

      I am kinda a big deal. PICK ME!

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      September 14, 2012 1:33 AM

      I need to get away from this planet.

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      September 14, 2012 1:34 AM

      I would REALLY like to be a Dreadnaught.

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      September 14, 2012 1:39 AM

      I am the Gatekeeper. Are you the Keymaster?

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      September 14, 2012 1:56 AM

      Thug life beta whore crack baby for life

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      September 14, 2012 2:02 AM

      Where the fuck is our beta? HuuuUUUUHHH?!/11!

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      September 14, 2012 2:27 AM

      30% chance you'll survive.... I like those odds

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        September 17, 2012 11:41 AM

        Lieutenant's Pack winner. A real trooper who doesn't fear death. Nice!

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      September 14, 2012 2:54 AM

      Greatest mmorpg + greatest mmorpg player = win

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      September 14, 2012 4:25 AM

      Because I did it in seven words.

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      September 14, 2012 5:04 AM

      Because I liked those guys on Facebook and on Twitter before it was cool! And these guys are working on a badass game! And I'd be an awesome beta tester and bitch about bugs like a beta tester should!

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      September 14, 2012 5:40 AM

      My girlfriend will think I'm a real man?

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        September 17, 2012 11:47 AM

        Ensign's Pack winner. I hope this pack includes a pair of balls. Good luck!

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      September 14, 2012 6:35 AM

      Why you say? Firefall has something to say.

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      September 14, 2012 7:51 AM

      Hope falls from the sky. A warrior rises

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      September 14, 2012 9:40 AM

      If you vote for me, I promise nothing but [insert good news here].

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      September 14, 2012 9:59 AM

      Don't make me write Kirk slash Spock fanfic.

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      September 14, 2012 10:41 AM

      Best game ever and its only getting better!

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      September 14, 2012 11:22 AM

      It is my destiny to defeat the Chosen!

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      September 14, 2012 11:31 AM

      The Founder you need, not one you deserve.

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      September 14, 2012 12:16 PM

      Because I'm so darned cute, that's why.

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      September 14, 2012 1:15 PM

      Because $100 dollars are expensive in other countries

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      September 14, 2012 1:21 PM

      Ģ̴̶͖̘̣̥̰̖̖̙̹ͮ͒ͩͭ̏͌͊ͤ̔ͬ̿͛̐ͣͪ͞͡Ì̧̡͂̅̇ͮ̍ͫͪ̿͂̃ͬ̂ͤ͡҉̥͇̝̙̠͙̖͇̫͎͕ͅͅV̷̺̘̻̙̩̺̭̘͇̘ͮͫͣ͆͛̅̿̈̇̾͌̚̕͢͝ͅÊ̷̡̖͉̻̗̝̮̰̺͚̞̺̼̻̦͓̄ͭ̐ͫ̈́͊̈ͤ̀̚̚ͅ ͑̈́͑̒ͥ̈͒̋́͒̍ͧͨ̏ͫ͏̴̶̡̠̤͔̳̰͝ͅM̨̜̹̤̮͚͙͍ͪͧ̾ͣ̔͌̀̃ͪ͛ͮ̑̓̾̋ͥ̀́͢͞Ḛ̹̬̰̠̜̤͉͕̱͖̼̟̘̞͖̟̺̀ͮ̓͜͜ ̰̤̝͔̘̯̣̝̩̈͂͑̚̕͘͟Ä̢͌̑ͮͮ̋͏͍͚͉̩̟̝̗͖̘̻͓̗̯̳̞͈͍̩͡͞ͅ ̡͎̪͎̦͈̘͈̫̟̳̰͕ͪͣ̒̓ͨ͠K̸̸͚̻̪͖͙̬͙̞͎̬̘͕̪͉̰̯̿͂ͪ̑́Ȩ̹̘̳̣̪̪̠̬͔̩̥̤̦̾̄̊̎͘͘̕Y̧̓̉͊ͤ͋̆ͮ̌͐̆̋ͣ̓̍̈́̌͌̒̓͜͏̟̙̥͕̰̝ ̮̗̼̯̳͉̱̱̣͚̱̉̓ͫ̀̄̀ͤͫ̚͟ͅǪ̡́̂͌̾͆̓͂́͏͍̲̯̠̻̥͎̼͉͚̣̩̮̟Ȑ̴̶̞̝̮̙̠̱̙̟̥͚̱̼̮̙͈̹͓́̇̑ͦ̈́ͨͣ͐̏̆̈́̐ͯ̃́ͨ̊ͩͅ ̨̗͇̱̮̰̻̩̣͇̟̬̱̤̫̘ͯͬ̔͋́͊̍̆ͮ̀̾ͪ͌͊͝M̴̡͈̺̟̱̜͓̹̜̙̭̩̰͈͚̘ͣ͂̏̏̏ͯͫ̂ͣ̎́̈́̀ͫ͘E̅́ͧ͘͝҉̷̣̤͔̲͖̳̝̝̬̖̟̼͎̙̝̲͡ͅE̷͓̗̮͙̝̟ͬ̈́͌͐ͯ̑̈̍̓͊̆́̚͢͜T̠͕̩̳͍̣ͪ͑̂̅ͮ́͡ ̨̨̥̮̰͈̗̘͚͈̯͓̙̓ͥ̅͐͆̓͋̓͆̋̉̌͟͞Ẓ̶̢̨̣̪̟̻̮͇̹̳͔̲̞͔͇̳̝̠̣̏̏̊̿ͣ́̌ͧ̄ͩ̑̈ͬͩ̋̉ͣ̚̚͘͞A̧̛̳̠̳͓̥̘̎͛ͣͣ̊ͣͫ̓̋̏͛̂ͬ̋̚͜L͕̙͈͔̬̞͍̼̞͖͓̝̮͙̫̱̳ͫ̄̒̀͞Ģ͎̜̱̦̟̺̩̺͕̳̦͙ͮ̓͐͛̂͋́̂͡O̻͚̤͕̦̺͓͙̱̣̹̙̱͛ͯͫ̿͐̍ͮ̂̿́̕͝ͅ ̵̵̡̫̪̲͈̱̯̠̬͇͕͙͕̯͓̳͈̟̙̫̿̅̽ͮͪͤ̃ͧ̽̿ͪ̑̉̈̄̈́͟W̉ͮ́̃̃̾ͬ͋̓͛҉̶̡̻̬̼̼͈̟̟͚̤̺̲̗͔̦̬̭̳̗̻̀R̈́̅͋͐̉̎ͨ̎̏̓͗ͪ͑̑͑̾ͩ҉͓͉̬̯̙͕̞͚͉͔̀͢͝A̵ͧ̅̀ͨͨͭ̽̚͏̷̩͍̹̭̺͖̫͉͎̬̝̙̟̙ͅṮ̷̶͉̙̯̦̦̣͔̹̭̯̪͔̼̹͋̈́ͭ͠H̸̸̝͔̙̜̯̺̯͙͎̐͆̂ͣ̐̆̏̀̚͜

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      September 14, 2012 1:25 PM

      For the love of God don't pick me!!!

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      September 14, 2012 1:56 PM

      Please, for cthulu's sake, get ME IN BETA!

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      September 14, 2012 4:10 PM

      No time to explain, I am the Terminator

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      September 14, 2012 4:59 PM

      My gaming PC without Firefall equals Epic FAIL

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        September 17, 2012 2:01 PM

        Beta key winner for admitting to being an EPIC Fail before winning.

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      September 14, 2012 7:23 PM

      Because it will bring you guys good luck!

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      September 14, 2012 7:52 PM

      So I can report bugs - coded and crawly.

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      September 14, 2012 9:55 PM

      So I can fus roh dah with guns.

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      September 15, 2012 2:18 AM

      One less winner for you to pick now.

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      September 15, 2012 3:21 AM

      Company? Red5. Game? Firefall. Battleframe? Recon. Experience? Amazing!

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        September 17, 2012 1:31 PM

        Beta key winner for sucking up AND playing recon

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      September 15, 2012 7:34 AM

      I'd go copacabananas in copacabana if picked!

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      September 15, 2012 9:35 AM

      WOW doesn't let me shoot people.

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      September 15, 2012 10:32 AM

      Words carry baggage, so I employed them!

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      September 15, 2012 1:43 PM

      379! It's a sequence of happy primes. 379.

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      September 15, 2012 9:34 PM

      A founder's pack, or the Brontodon gets it!

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      September 15, 2012 10:24 PM

      Founders pack will help me not to Firefail

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      September 16, 2012 6:29 AM

      Because I like crumbly cheese on burnt waffles.

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      September 16, 2012 9:32 AM

      Borderlands with Jet packs and giant bugs Woot!

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      September 17, 2012 11:14 AM

      Thanks for playing. Winners chosen and will be posted in this thread. Winners will get their keys via Shack message withe details on how to redeem them.

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        September 17, 2012 12:38 PM

        All the pack winners notified. Beta keys going out in the next batch of messages.

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      September 24, 2012 7:07 PM

      I will show you my very large breasts.

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      December 23, 2012 11:34 AM

      If you vote for me i will the squad exp bonus to help other players on the game to level up there characters if they want help i will. Also i will use my founders pack to help any players that want it.

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