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LightBox Interactive: All Starhawk Beta Players to Receive Free Gifts

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120w ago - LightBox Interactive President Dylan Jobe has announced today that all Starhawk Beta Players will receive free gifts, with details below!

To quote: After years of hard work on Starhawk I am wicked excited to finally announce that [Register or Login to view links] has gone gold and will be on store shelves in North America on May 8th! GOOOOOAAAAALLLL!

Starhawk is not your normal off-the-shelf shooter. We've certainly taken some chances with this game, but it's gonna be worth it: The Build & Battle system alters the traditional shooter recipe in such a way that when you play other shooters you may find yourself frustrated that you can't build bunkers, walls, outposts, and all the other stuff that Starhawk lets you build.

So if you're a shooter fan looking for a change of pace, definitely pick up Starhawk!

Nothing ever comes easy though, and integrating Build & Battle certainly took a bunch of iteration and refinement both internally during production here at LightBox Interactive and also during our private and public betas. You guys were really great beta testers, so as a "thank you" for your participation we're giving you two exclusive items.





The first is The Hand of the...
 

Video: Starhawk PS3 Beta 1.3 Update: 32 Players, Tanks, Jetbikes

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128w ago - Sony Senior Producer Harvard Bonin has shared a video today spotlighting the new Starhawk PS3 Beta 1.3 update, which features 32 players, tanks, jetbikes and more!

To quote: Finally, the day has come. We're launching our Beta Update 1.3 today! We're really happy with this new content and we hope you like it, too. Check out this video to see what I'm talking about...

Since our Starhawk Beta launched in November, we've collected soooo much great info. The bugs found would never been nailed down without your efforts and we are confident we'll be giving you one of the best online experiences on PS3 with the final version of the game.

Many balance and feature changes were made as a direct result of player testing. Please accept a sincere "THANK YOU!" from our team.

We have one final big step to make before release. Update 1.3 includes a bunch of new features and fixes including:





32 Player Map: Planet Dust

If you thought 8 vs 8 was fun, things just got EPIC!

Sidewinder Jetbike

This vehicle is all about speed, speed, and more speed. As it's a very hard target to hit, use the Sidewinder for quick hit and run attacks, fast road kills,...
 

Starhawk Beta Open to US PSN Users Today & EU Tomorrow, Tips

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130w ago - Sony Senior Producer Harvard Bonin has announced that the Starhawk PS3 Beta officially opens to US PSN users today and Europeans tomorrow, with some PlayStation 3 tips available below!

To quote: We're happy to announce (remind) everyone that the Starhawk Multiplayer Beta is open to ALL COMERS today, Tuesday, February 21st only on the PlayStation Network!

You don't have to "like" us on Facebook, you don't have to "accept a special offer" and you don't have to sign up for any service (that is, except for the PlayStation Network free service)! Everyone is welcome to join! Just check the PlayStation Store and prepare yourself for a good time!

In the coming weeks we'll be upgrading the Beta a ton. You can expect a new map, new vehicles, new weapons, 32-player max matches and more. Remember, this is still a beta, not a demo. We are actively finding and fixing problems – and we need your feedback!

The Starhawk Beta will not last forever. When we're done testing it will go "bye-bye"... and so I wrote a poem to illustrate my point...

The Starhawk Serenade

If you don't try Starhawk you'll be sad,
While your friends are having fun you'll be mad,
It's such an easy download,
Your head may explode!
 

Video: Starhawk PS3 Launches May 8, Public Beta Rolls Out Today

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135w ago - SCEA Senior Producer Harvard Bonin has announced today that Starhawk PS3 launches on May 8th, with the public Beta rolling out today alongside a video trailer below.

To quote: Greetings! It's always sad to end a three-day weekend, but we hope this news is good to hear - Starhawk will be hitting store shelves May 8th!

As excited as we are to get you the full game, we still will be hard at work to make the game "kick ass". So I'm also happy to announce that our Public Beta begins today!

Soooo... it's time to get online, join the fun and get busy playing!!! If you were in the Private Beta you know what to expect, plus some key things listed below.

For those of you new to Starhawk and the Public Beta, "Welcome!" You'll get to try out a truly unique (and damn fun) multiplayer experience. Here's quick primer video to get your feet wet...





Here are some helpful pieces of info for you:

Who gets in and when?

As we move forward we'll invite more and more players into the mix. Check out our official Beta Info page at [Register or Login to view links] for our current schedule..

What is a Beta?
 

Video: Starhawk Public PS3 Beta Begins January 17, FAQ Arrives

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136w ago - SCEA Senior Producer Harvard Bonin has officially announced today alongside a video and FAQ that the Starhawk Public PS3 Beta begins on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.

To quote: This past November and December we conducted our Private Beta for Starhawk. It was incredibly valuable to our team at LightBox and SCEA Santa Monica.

We really appreciate all of the time that players have spent uncovering bugs and glitches, we would have never been able to find this many of them without real-world gameplay.

The Beta effort has been a true partnership with our community so we humbly thank you all. Without your help, we wouldn't be able to progress to the next chapter in the development of the game: the Public Beta!

We're now happy to announce that the Starhawk Public Beta begins this Tuesday, January 17th. This is a crucial step for us as we'll be testing all sorts of things, including game balance, server traffic, and general bugs.

This is also a chance for more players to finally see what we've been working so hard on. As we've been getting so much support and encouragement from fans and press alike, we're excited to spread the love and get more input to make the best game possible.



 
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