Section 8 Open Beta Begins

Section 8 Open Beta Begins

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Section 8, the upcoming sci-fi FPS from TimeGate Studios, is now in full, free open beta across North America, Europe and Australia.

The beta test opened to North American gamers last month, although access was limited to users who were given keys in a staggered format. Now, with the game only a couple weeks away from launch, the beta has been opened to anyone from North America, Europe or Australia who has a FilePlanet, IGN or GameSpy account.

The beta will give gamers "a first look at Section 8's online multiplayer mode with two of the maps from the final game, as well as a variety of some of the vehicles, weapons, deployables, missions, and equipment." Windows XP or Vista, a 3Ghz CPU, 1GB RAM (2GB for Vista) and an Nvidia 7800 or ATI X1800 video card will be required to run the game.

Powered by the Unreal Engine 3, Section 8 is a futuristic FPS in which players wear special armor that allows them to be dropped anywhere on a battlefield from ships hovering high above. The ability of players to begin fighting from anywhere on a battlefield will add a new element of unpredictability, as fixed spawn points and preset routes through maps are eliminated from the gaming equation. In a hands-on preview last May, our own Keane Ng called Section 8 "a solid capture-point shooter that comes off as fairly rudimentary but packs in its fair share of nuances."

To get a copy of the beta, head to fileplanet.com/promotions/section-8 and log in (a free account is good enough, you don't need to be a paid subscriber), sign up for your beta key and start downloading! Section 8 lands on August 28 for the PC and Xbox 360.

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Ahhh thank you, I wanted to try this out.

God, the wait times to download are like, 22 minutes for me, and i expect it to take longer then 22 minutes.

Well this should be interesting.

AkJay:
God, the wait times to download are like, 22 minutes for me, and i expect it to take longer then 22 minutes.

The west coast one was 19 minutes for me.

Dang Windows! I'm a Mac user. I guess I just have to wait until it comes out for Xbox.

How do i know when i have downloaded it? because the wait time said 22minutes, and it's been like, 35 minutes, anyone know what to do?

Am I not the only person who has never heard of this game before? Downloading now, I hope it's not a waste of my time.

AkJay:
How do i know when i have downloaded it? because the wait time said 22minutes, and it's been like, 35 minutes, anyone know what to do?

Just keep waiting. It's an estimated time.

Does anyone know how many players this game is?

3Ghz CPU? Seriously? I guess I'll not bother then, the Core 2 Quad 6600 I have must be too slow.

Section 8
District 9
I see a pattern
Quadrant 10 will be a great book.

Flunk:
3Ghz CPU? Seriously? I guess I'll not bother then, the Core 2 Quad 6600 I have must be too slow.

You could find an overclocking guide. You might even be able to get it to 3 ghz without changing voltages.

Flunk:
3Ghz CPU? Seriously? I guess I'll not bother then, the Core 2 Quad 6600 I have must be too slow.

It should run fine, its more a 3ghz single core.
Had fun playing this game earlier, not sure ill get it on release as ive got alot of other games to play, but will definitely pick it up some time.

 

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