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Dead Nation Beta Invites Sent To Select PSN Members

It's odd to start seeing beta invites for a game before we're even certain of the release date.

Even so, according to PlayStation LifeStyle, it appears that select PSN members have received beta invites to Housemarque's highly anticipated new title, Dead Nation. The developer responsible for Super Stardust HD wants to deliver a frenetic, guns-always-blazing zombie hunter game - exclusive to the PS3 - and it ought to be a blast. It's also no surprise that we're getting a beta, as this game seems primed to be a multiplayer fan haven; mowing down scores of roving undead is always more fun with friends, right?

The game looks totally out of control, and it could be one of the more entertaining games available on the PSN. It might wear a little thin due to repetition but then again, killing wave after wave of zombies is one of those video game phenomena that always seem to remain fun... So hey, did you see a beta invite?

Related Game(s): Dead Nation

Tags: dead nation, dead nation beta, dead nation ps3

8/24/2010 10:39:00 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (47 posts)

Orvisman
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 10:54:50 AM
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This game can't come soon enough!

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neostorm
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 11:23:17 AM
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im currently testing this at the minute,and i have to say its pretty sweet...thats all i can say lol

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DeadReaper
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 11:23:53 AM
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If I dont get an invite Ill tell everyone that Housemarque is gay (not that theres anything wrong with that).

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GuernicaReborn
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 1:27:03 PM

If there is nothing wrong with that, then why would you tell people?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 2:44:26 PM

In order to aid him in coming out of the closet?

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chedison
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 11:28:14 AM
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game looks FUN!

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NeoHumpty
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 11:29:29 AM
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Had to go check my email. Nothing yet. Oh, well. I'm looking forward to seeing more of this one.

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tridon
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 11:52:41 AM
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I received my beta code this morning, as expected. It seems like I ALWAYS receive beta codes (not that I'm complaining). It must be because I'm a former Gamer Advisory Panel member and that I've been on the PS boards since 2001. I thought it was because I was a PS+ member, but apparently not all PS+ members are receiving the code.

Anyway, I have this downloaded at home and I'm waiting to get off work to try it out. I just hope it's awesome and original and not a complete copy of Burn Zombie Burn and Zombie Apocalypse.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 12:47:19 PM

I'm a Plus member. No invite. Kinda lame too. I thought us Plus members got first dips on the betas.

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Highlander
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 1:32:57 PM

Jawknee, yeah, I thought that was part of the whole Plus concept as well.

Hmmm.....

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 2:30:49 PM

Yeah, I can tell you now, if you were/are a GAP member for sony, you'll always get betas for now and forever.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 12:18:33 PM
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How do you become a "Select Member"?

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ace_boon_coon
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 2:15:31 PM

apparently it's not bein a ps plus member. i didn't get an invite.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 2:45:41 PM

you have to get selected.

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ace_boon_coon
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 3:11:59 PM

come on world, you know we should get first dibbs since we're plus members. they said we'd be first in betas. i hope we're chosen when the kz2 beta drops.

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ace_boon_coon
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 3:21:13 PM

i mean KZ3 beta

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 7:00:52 PM

I agree that you guys should get it (am not a plus member myself) but if I was paying for it I'd expect a beta code. However, there might be more people allowed in the beta than plus members. Lots of people are plus members already.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 12:45:59 PM
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Hmm...i would think Plus Subscribers would be the "Select Members."

Wasn't that apart of the Plus deal. Exclusive and first dibs on Beta invites. So far i have got none. I hope we at least get into some of the betas. KZ3, LBP2 etc.

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ace_boon_coon
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 2:14:50 PM

yeah i didn't get one either. this is bull. we paid money fo0r this reason. we ought to be select members.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 2:22:33 PM

Hmm...i think im going to send Sony an email. Ill PSN message you if and when they respond.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 2:47:03 PM

I think they meant "select" members in the colloquial sense.

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ace_boon_coon
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 2:56:54 PM

alright thanks. let me know, cause this is not right at all.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 4:33:34 PM

Jawknee,

They said Plus members would have early/exclusive access to some betas, not necessarily all of them.

p.s. IF I get a code (I haven't yet), I'll give it to you.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 4:36:22 PM

ooooh...i don't recall them saying all betas. You are correct.

Thanks but you can keep it or give it to a friend. I'm getting this game regardless. Just wondering why we haven't seen any beta invites as of yet. Thanks though meng. :)

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Godslim
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 5:22:37 PM

no the select people are eu song beta testers.....no one from the public

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Godslim
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 5:44:58 PM

scrap that apparently a few psplus members have been getting it aswell

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RebelJD
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 1:16:11 PM
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Blast, blast, blast. Dead Nation. Cool.

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JasperLoons
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 1:27:26 PM
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I got one! Haven't tried it yet though. I'll reply later with my thoughts.

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Highlander
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 1:34:11 PM
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Kinda looks like a more 3D version of something like Gauntlet. Nice. Lot's of debris flying though....not sure my son get's t watch it until he show's he's about 4 more years worth of mature...LOL!

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Jawknee
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 1:48:16 PM

I like the lighting a lot in this game. It's done very well. I can't wait. Me and my Zombie loving friend are getting this the day it comes out.

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tlpn99
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 1:59:48 PM
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One of my mates online is playing this so I am assuming he has got the beta too.

I haven't yet :(

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 2:48:48 PM
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Sweet, but I didn't get an invite either. Oh well, I'll be checking out reviews. I, too, have a zombie obsessed friend who was upset we didn't get Left 4 dead so I'll tell him about this. Except he's not allowed to have internet so I dunno how he'll get it.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 4:12:51 PM

Left4Dead is pretty fun but it gets quite boring. Pretty fast. The shooting mechanics feel dated. This looks like a lot more fun in my opinion.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 5:55:24 PM

I agree it looks better, but the friend of which I speak is an FPS nutcase and doesn't care about all the nuances in games like connoisseurs such as we.

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Godslim
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 5:23:06 PM
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i have it....sorry guys not aloud to say anythin g about it

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 5:56:03 PM

Cuz they will track you down and send in the black helicopters to take you away?

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Godslim
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 5:28:43 AM

they might :(

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DazeOfWar
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 6:07:55 PM
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I luckily got picked so I'll be downloading tonight. Most likely be playing Shank tonight though.

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EddPm6
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 6:25:18 PM
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got mine this morning, havent played yet but i know this is going to be the shiz

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 7:26:51 PM
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Hmmm, I've never been in a beta, so I'm not really sure what goes on in one, except for having to sign confidentiality agreements.

But I'm guessing that you look for anything wrong, glitches, etc, and report it, along with any suggestions for game improvement, am I right?

And if you're constantly on the lookout for all of that, then can beta's even be any fun????

Just curious...


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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 9:22:26 PM

correcto, to be honest, beta's probably shouldn't be sued for fun, but a lot of people don't care about making the game better and only want to play the game and then complain about how much it sux (even though it's a beta)

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 11:40:26 PM

LW,
Thanks for the 411.

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DazeOfWar
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 11:22:23 PM
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Just wanted to let any of you that didn't get a beta invite that I'm sorry. The game so far rocks. Not trying to rub it in but I had to let you know. You are all still my BFF's. lol

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dante_zero
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 12:15:56 AM
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it sucks for me. I still cant gareentee betas after 3 1/2 years of PSN, spending nearly £2000 on psn games and dlc etc just from the playstation network and buying 85% of PSN games day one and being a plus member. I did get to play it for a whole of 5 minutes the beta rooms event but i'm a huge fan of housemarque and have been looking forward to this since it was annouced. i even go back and play super stardust hd every now and again just cause its a great game and i'm in no doubt dead nation will be a great game for PSN. just sucks i cant play it.

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___________
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 3:45:41 AM
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shouldent this be a part of the PSN+ serivice?
sigh, im really starting to regret that 70 buck service!

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Godslim
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 4:44:29 PM

not really because that would make it public however the open betas should be

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DazeOfWar
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 9:33:53 PM

How did you pay 70 bucks?

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