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Old 04-12-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Giveaways and Betas Notice & Discussion Thread: NO TRADING, NO BEGGING

Updated as of [4/25/2014]
4/25: Added Chroma alpha
4/24: Added Dead Island Epidemic beta

Recently there's been a surge of developers giving out free copies of their games, or others wishing to add more players to their beta. With all the separate threads on the forum, sometimes it can be hard to navigate and keep up! I've made this thread as a one-stop tracker for all the newest developer giveaways and betas. We've also started tracking contests and other promotions as well.

**This thread is not for trading (please don't trade here)**

Help keep this thread updated; If you spot a giveaway or beta, let us know!

All of the games listed below can be activated on Steam

Giveaways:
  • (None)

Betas:
  • Harmonix
    • Game: Chroma
    • Instructions: Just sign-up on the website and wait to get invited
    • Status: Active

Contests:
  • (None)

Other promotions:
  • IGN Prime (Requires subscription - $30 per year)
    • Steam games and betas frequently given out monthly
    • Link here
  • PC Gamer Magazine (Requires magazine purchase)
    • Steam games and betas frequently given out monthly in the US print edition
      (UK print edition rarely has giveaways)
    • Link here
  • The App Store (Requires an iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad)
    • Free copies of Eets and Puzzle Agent after you complete the game
    • Purchase: The Heist

Other threads:

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Old 04-12-2012, 09:08 AM   #2
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Good idea to start this. Should be useful as long as it gets updated often enough. +rep
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:13 AM   #3
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Are you sure you can get a free trial from IGN prime still? I thought they removed it and I can't see any suggestion there still is one on their site.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:13 AM   #4
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I've been wondering about some of these for awhile. Great thing to start up. Props
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:15 AM   #5
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You can get access to the Toki Tori 2-Beta if you send an email to the developers.

You get it as a steam key. I think you can add this.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:18 AM   #6
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Are you sure that version of SPAZ can be activated on Steam? It's isn't a Steamworks game. It just has a Steam version.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:21 AM   #7
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Are you sure that version of SPAZ can be activated on Steam? It's isn't a Steamworks game. It just has a Steam version.
I am sure. And SPAZ has Cloud support, if I'm not mistaken, which makes it a Steamworks title.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:21 AM   #8
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there is no free trial for IGN prime anymore
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:02 AM   #9
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there is no free trial for IGN prime anymore
Really? This is the first I'm hearing about this. Are you sure they've removed it, or maybe they've just hidden it somewhere else on the site?
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:11 AM   #10
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I am sure. And SPAZ has Cloud support, if I'm not mistaken, which makes it a Steamworks title.
That's not how it works. Arkham City has Steam cloud and isn't Steamworks. It can easily be done for a Steam version since it's just an API. Have you received the version from IGN yourself to verify that they are giving Steam keys because I see nothing there suggesting they are.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:15 AM   #11
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I'm gonna need a Notice And Discussion Thread Notice and Discussion Thread if these useless things keep popping up.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:16 AM   #12
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yah i just googled a bit when i read this post here and i saw a post by one of their admins or whatever saing that it was removed because if trial abuse

here it is:

From Facebook (IGN):

"We know about these actions and although having a trial subscription does entitle you to benefits during that period of time this is not the intent of the free trial or gamersgate promotion. Just know that we are working to stop free trial abuse"

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Old 04-12-2012, 10:17 AM   #13
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That's not how it works. Arkham City has Steam cloud and isn't Steamworks. It can easily be done for a Steam version since it's just an API. Have you received the version from IGN yourself to verify that they are giving Steam keys because I see nothing there suggesting they are.
I can confirm they are Steam keys. I received one from a friend who has IGN Prime.
Also, IGN has been giving out Steam keys for games (such as Q.U.B.E, Choplifter HD, and King Arthur) for the past few months.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:25 AM   #14
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Awesome, thanks for this thread!
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:11 AM   #15
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Awesome, thanks for this thread!
Thanks for your support.
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