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Starhawk Beta Code Giveaway: First Come, First Served

Update: Okay, codes gone.  Thanks to all for participating. :)

Original Story:

The Starhawk closed beta is in full swing and not long after we got our code, we got 50 more to give away.

If you've been living under a rock, Starhawk is the spiritual successor to Warhawk; the new title is in development at the Dylan Jobe-led Lightbox Interactive, and it even boasts a single-player campaign.

Now, as usual, our community is the most important thing in the world to us, so provided you participate a little, we'll give you a code. This time around, we're focusing on our newsletter (which goes out twice a week, by the way) and our growing Twitter feed, which is typically updated with the hottest story of the day. But it could also be a big review, feature, or interview, so it's probably a good idea to hit that "Follow" button. It isn't too hard; I hate social media stuff and I can do it.

So, sign up to get our newsletter and/or Follow us on Twitter, and then send me an e-mail-

bdutka[at]psxextreme.com

Yes, I can check to see if the email you're using is on our newsletter list, and I just might... ;) Come on, a few little clickies and you can be part of the beta action; we might even see you in there. Also, bear in mind that the latest PSXE Show episode should be up in PlayStation Home next week; be on the lookout for another little giveaway tied to the party we usually throw, and of course, anyone who wants to show up is welcome.

P.S. Pretty sure these codes will only work in the US, and once all 50 are gone, they're gone. So be quick about it.

Related Game(s): Starhawk

Tags: starhawk, starhawk beta, starhawk beta codes, starhawk beta giveaway

12/15/2011 8:27:13 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (53 posts)

PasteNuggs
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 8:48:15 PM
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Just sent my email.

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Metallisnake
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 9:36:37 PM
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i have the beta with uncharted 3 when does this start.

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cLoudou
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 9:52:43 PM
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I'm already in. Its pretty fun. Only CTF and 2 maps for now, I think.

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 10:35:32 PM

sounds about right... i hope the other maps to be released with the full version are bigger... they seem really small compared to the warhawk maps..

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tdinc1
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 10:03:26 PM
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sent email!! wow awesome!!

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Mr Bubbles IGR
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 10:24:38 PM
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already received the private beta from the developer for playing warhawk to death ^_^ this game seems alot faster paced than warhawk, which i cant decide if that is a good thing or not.

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 10:30:45 PM

same here,

one thing i hate about the beta is that there's no variety so far... I'm hoping the final cut of the game includes different vehicles, and the hawk customization i loved from warhawk...

Other than that, it's fast paced, and i love it... Really wish these hawks handled like them hawks from the first one...

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TheDarkoutkast
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 10:31:23 PM
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Just sent mine too lol woot woot hope i got in >.<

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warhead499
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 10:32:18 PM
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send email.really excited for this game :0.i hope theres a collectors edition.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 10:32:27 PM
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Ben,
I've been getting the newsletter and also had this site on my Twitter for quite a while now, so I'd like one please,
Thanks.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 12:00:32 AM

So email me. ;)

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BikerSaint
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 12:17:55 AM

Oh crap, after that I totally forgot to email it to you, didn't I???

(Duhhh, to Dumb-assed me)LOL

OK, will do.

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TheDarkoutkast
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 10:34:32 PM
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never mind already had a code too lol

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abe
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 10:39:10 PM
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hecks yeah looks like a sweet game been waitng to try it

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one2watch416
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 10:43:56 PM
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hope I get in too looks pretty good

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Dante399
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 10:48:48 PM
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Just sent one : ) can't wait to try it out.

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JMO_INDY2
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 10:56:23 PM
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When will the codes be sent out? I've been following the Twitter for over a year now and I joined the Newsletter.

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Jed
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 3:39:51 AM

You have to send an e-mail too.

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JMO_INDY2
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 3:52:57 AM

Oh I got my code already :]

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mindmurderer69
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 11:01:52 PM
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been wanting to try this game out, hope i can get in it.

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mindmurderer69
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 12:07:25 AM

Thanks can't wait for the DL to finish so i can play. Thanks Ben and PSXextreme!!!

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Playstation_Fan
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 11:28:12 PM
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Email sent, will u be giving them out now??? Btw u should let us kno wen all codes r gone , hope i get a code

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 11:52:07 PM
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I've got a code but i dunno if I want to bother with it.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 12:01:23 AM
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I have to repeat: if you're NOT in the US, these codes won't work. They might be okay for North America but I'm not sure.

Therefore, if it's obvious by your email that you're not in this country, I won't be sending a code.

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JMO_INDY2
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 2:12:09 AM

I gave my code to my friend in Abbotsford, British Columbia and it worked for him. I owed him a favor haha

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 10:24:00 AM

That's nice but like I said, I can't say something is true unless I can confirm it officially.

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pavlovic
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 10:35:16 AM

I can confirm the codes work on the Mexican PS Store.

Anyway that store is managed by SCEA

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BikerSaint
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 12:45:07 AM
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Thank you for that code, Ben!

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JoshBall
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 3:50:48 AM
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I've been in the beta for 2 weeks now, there's obviously a lot of features disabled but if you give it time, it is actually so much fun, really has the warhawk addictive quality to it aswell. There are obviously a few tweaks and amendments which need implementing but they are onto it and listening to the community on the forums, I highly recommend everyone trying to get in and give them some more feedback.

Also apparently for the Uncharted 3 Codes, they will be activated when the public beta goes official sometime at the start of January.

It really has got so much potential, and the build and battle features brings something fresh to the table to make every match different, can't wait for the final game!

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___________
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 3:57:00 AM
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just download this last night/
ive been really surprised with it, i dont normally enjoy MP games but this ones slightly different.
i just wish they had more vehicles, its so frustrating when someone flying around in the only mech and you really cant do anything to take them down.
they need to lower the amount of turrets can be laid, its so frustrating running from a group of turrets only to run into another group, to run into another group, to run into another group!
need to up the players too, dunno what the limit is if its so low because its a private beta or whatever but every match i find theres only max 6 players per team!
i wish more developers would take some help from zipper and give us 128+ player maps!
starhawk with much, MUCH larger maps, with much more vehicles, and much more players would be sweet!
battlefield in space they call it.......

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Rogueagent01
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 4:10:51 AM
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I am already in the beta and unfortunately it has the same flaw that Warhawk had. The infantry on infatry battling is just broken. The knife is all out of whack(which I know they are fixing) and the biggest issue that made me stop playing Warhawk altogether is still present, the amount of bullets it takes to kill another infantry unit is so absurd that it to me doesn't feel like it is a shooter. I unloaded almost an entire clip into a player who was no more than fifty feet away from me and he just kept running and didn't die. And this happened multiple times which made me post about it on the beta forums. It really feels like you are shooting a paintball gun from a thousand yards and to me that is not a shooter.

The base building however is one hell of a touch though. It really makes the game kind of interesting and is making me keep my eyes on it. Hopefully when it comes out I'll rent it and have more fun with it, but as of now there are just to many better shooters out there to play than this.

EDIT: I forgot to mention the base-raping is ridiculous. If your being base-raped and one of your players doesn't have enough energy to build the(ohh man I can't think of what it is called) building that allows you to get the rocket launcher, then the game is just amazingly frustrating.

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frozencasket
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 11:41:31 AM



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H0TSHELLZ
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 7:07:27 AM
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I'm Loving it so far.......And i cant even customize anything and only playing one game mode on 2 different maps.

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Danny007
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 8:26:46 AM
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Hope I get into the beta. The screenshots for this game look amazing.

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frozencasket
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 9:03:41 AM
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I've been in since the first day the private beta was open for Warhawk players. Rogueagent is incorrect on almost everything he says. He's right about one thing though, it doesn't feel like a typical shooter at all (who want's another CoD anyway?). He's also ill informed. There are weapons, vehicles, and maps that haven't been released, and probably won't until the full game is released next year. He doesn't seem to understand the difference between a beta and a demo.

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Gregory Freeman
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 5:46:54 PM

actually, rogue is pretty much spot on in terms of infantry hp/bullet damage... I can unload a clip at a guy, and he just keeps running at me, and melee's me from a distance of ~5 meters...

They're fixing the knifing, but they really need to do something about the bullet damage...

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Rogueagent01
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 8:13:58 PM

I absolutely understand that the majority of the game is locked. I also did my job by writing on the forums the issues that I have experienced and the areas that can use improvement. I know what a beta is and I know some of the things that I consider a problem will be addressed(the knife bing the big one at the moment), while others are a part of the game. I think they will beef up the power of the rifle before the game is released, but I think they will still keep it similar to Warhawk. I stopped playing Warhawk because the infantry fighting just never felt balanced to me. The rest of the game was very well balanced and I enjoyed it a lot, till I got MGS4 and then I never looked back.

Plus I am still keeping my eyes on the game as I did have a lot of fun with Warhawk. And I love some of the base building features plus I see potential. However I am one of those players that wants realistic weapons as far as damage is concerned. I hate when a developer puts say a .50 cal sniper rifle in a game and it can take two to three shots to kill someone. I want it to be more like Socom for example where if you get hit with just a couple of bullets even from a low caliber weapon, you are most likely gonna die.

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Fane1024
Saturday, December 17, 2011 @ 3:27:27 AM

Normally, I'd agree with Rogue 100% regarding more realistic damage, but Warhawk always felt plenty balanced to me for what it was, which was *not* a realistic shooter.

However, having a one-hit-kill knife as a constant secondary weapon is total BS, whether it's in Starhawk or COD or SOCOM. Knives should only be one-hit kills if you're backstabbing a target unaware of your presence, assassination-style.

An assault rifle does more damage than a knife slash.


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Rogueagent01
Saturday, December 17, 2011 @ 8:00:57 PM

Fane that is one of my major gripes with any kind of shooters. If you want less realism then just don't use weapons that can be compared with real world weapons. What I mean is it could be a Disney vs. Final Fantasy shooter if there is a .50cal that is comparable to the real world counterpart then it should have that damage as well. You can always go the route of say Ratchet & Clank and create weapons that have no real world counter part making any damage argument kind of pointless except maybe versus another R&C game.

The art departments are there for a reason and I just wish the developers of shooters would use them more.

The vehicles in Warhawk I felt were really well balanced and even certain infantry weapons were balanced but the rifle being the main one was not (it felt like it was a paintball gun). And like I said I wouldn't have minded if it didn't work and look like a rifle from real life.

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Clamedeus
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 9:27:33 AM
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E-Mail sent.

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Night_train80
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 9:44:44 AM
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It's things like this that makes me love this sight! Not only do you guys love games but you care about the people here too! Thanks for the code Ben!!

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CrusaderForever
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 10:24:14 AM
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Thanks Ben!

I just received my beta code in my email. I will give this a go later today.

I appreciate it! :)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 10:24:47 AM
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I'm really hoping people who participate in the beta understand something really, really important:

IT'S A BETA.

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Clamedeus
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 10:51:19 AM

Indeed.

And thanks for the beta code Ben! It's redeemed.

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DarthSayver21
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 11:23:57 AM
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just redeemed my code! Thanks so much Ben and PSXE. i swear since i stumbled into this community all you feel is welcoming warmth and intellectual debates. just like a family on a holiday night no?

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Clamedeus
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 12:08:28 PM
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Omg, I'm loving Starhawk! It's awesome, It's just hard to get used to. I need some time using the Hawks, I love the building aspects of it as well.

Both sides had well fortified bases and the game ended as a draw we couldn't get into the base, they got into ours but we fended them off, man it was intense!

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godsdream
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 12:39:57 PM
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Hey guys, I have 1 code that I'm not going to use, it came with my Uncharted 3 bundle. Just ask if you want it. The first one gets it ;)

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BikerSaint
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 3:35:23 PM
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I haven't finished D/L'ing my code yet, so I'm curious, is this beta a SP mode, a MP mode, or a little of both modes?

Thanks

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Gregory Freeman
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 5:48:47 PM

pure mp so far :)

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Xra897
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 4:56:03 PM
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Can connect to servers =(

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Bigimpactpooch
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 9:04:29 PM
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am i the 50th one?

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Jed
Saturday, December 17, 2011 @ 5:14:02 AM
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Crap, my code from UC3 isn't working. I guess I'll have to call costumer support.

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karneli lll
Saturday, December 17, 2011 @ 12:59:34 PM

Sorry dude, that code is for the public beta

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