If you thought that buying the Bulletstorm Epic edition was the only way to get into the Gears of War III beta, then you thought wrong.
Bulletstorm – which happens to release this week – will not be required to get into the Gears of War III beta according to Epic Games’ Rod Ferguson.
The question was posed to him over Twitter and to make this all even better, this news that’s going around the world just had to come from Rod answering someone whose Twitter name is mikeyousogay.
I somehow doubt that Yousogay (lulz) is a surname. So is there still a reason to buy the Bulletstorm Epic Edition? I mean… other than Bulletstorm of course?
The reply to the tweet that asks if it’s the only way into the beta says:
@mikeyousogay no, but it’s the best way in with headstart and exclusive content
It still makes me chuckle a little that we are at that point in the world where people go out of their way to get into betas that will be problematic, and companies are offering “exclusive content” attached to other products when they need the gamers way more than the gamers need them.
No major information has been released other than that, but what we do know is that if you don’t get Bulletstorm’s Epic Edition, it doesn’t mean that you won’t get to screw around in the beta.
You may find that nearing the time, there will be tons of giveaways on sites and code hand-outs on Twitter, so it shouldn’t be too much of an issue to get a code if you really want one. Just to also be clear, the beta will not be happening this week, it will only be happening at a later date so don’t get excited just yet.
Also, in case you missed it, those who do buy the Epic edition of Bulletstorm will require the game disc to get access so you will need to hang on to your game until then. A little bit crap considering that others will get access to the beta without a disc and without buying Bulletstorm, don’t you think?
Last Updated: February 22, 2011