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Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta Coming 2/3, Win a Limited Helghast Edition

TJ Consunji's Avatar + Posted by TJ Consunji on Feb 01, 2011 // Product Marketing Manager

Killzone fans! We know you are eager to join the Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta and the team at Guerrilla Games has been hard at work finalizing the content. The good news is that the beta is looking better than ever and we can’t wait for you to try for yourself. Unfortunately, we’re here to report that we will have a slight delay on the beta availability. The open beta was originally set to begin on Wednesday, February 2nd, but will now be available on Thursday, February 3rd at 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time.

Killzone 3: Multiplayer open beta

To make it up to you, we will be giving away 60 Killzone 3 Limited Helghast Editions (not sold in stores) to players who participate in the Open Beta this weekend. The Limited Helghast Edition contains all the same elements as the retail version of the Helghast Edition, but features a Helghast Helmet replica with illuminated LED eyes, simulating Helghasts’ glowing mask. What makes this truly “Limited” is that we’ve only made 1000 of them. Keep your eyes on the PlayStation.Blog to see how else we’ll be giving these away.

Killzone 3: Limited Helghast Edition

So, log on and play the Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta from Friday, February 4th through Sunday, February 6th. We will be randomly selecting 20 participants each day who are playing in the Open Beta and notify winners via the email address associated with each entrant’s PSN account between February 10th, 2011 and February 18th, 2011. Check out the full rules below. Good luck this weekend!

KILLZONE 3 MULTIPLAYER OPEN BETA SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

By participating in the Killzone® 3 Multiplayer Open Beta Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”), each entrant (or his or her parent or legal guardian if the entrant is under the age of majority in his or her state of residence) unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection and scoring of entries and the overall administration of the Promotion. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Promotion.

1. ELIGIBILITY: Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and related companies, and agencies (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”) and immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings and spouse and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in the same household, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Void in all U.S. territories and possessions and overseas military installations and where prohibited or restricted by law.

2. TIMING: The Promotion begins February 4, 2011 at 9:00AM Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) and ends on February 6, 2011 at 8:00PM PST (the “Promotion Period”).

3. HOW TO ENTER: Internet access, a PlayStation®Network account and a PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system is required to enter this Promotion. To create an account go to the PlayStation®Network menu from a PS3™ XMB and choose “Sign up for PlayStation®Network”. Create an account by entering the required information. Once an account has been created, Entrants should log on to the PlayStation®Network and go to the PlayStation Store, sign in with your PlayStation Network ID and download and play the Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta to your PS3™ system. Each time you play the Killzone 3 Mulitplayer Open Beta you are automatically entered into the drawing.

4. ENTRY CONDITIONS: Entrants may play the Killzone 3 Mulitplayer Open Beta as many times as they like during the Promotion Period but may only win once. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. If there is a dispute regarding registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

5. PRIZE: Twenty (20) winning Entrants will be selected each day for a total of 60 winning Entrants in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received for each day during the Promotion Period to each receive a copy of the Killzone 3 Limited Helghast Edition game. Entries are good only for the day of entry and will not carry over to any remaining days. Approximate retail value is (“ARV”) $199.99. Please allow 6-8 weeks for prize delivery. Taxes on prize, if any, are solely the responsibility of the winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if a prize is unavailable. Sponsor may disqualify a winner and select an alternate winner if any prize is returned undeliverable. Prizes are non-transferable. Sponsor need not substitute a prize based on the winner’s request.

6. ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

7. WINNER SELECTION:

7.1. Winner Notification: Drawings for all three days will be held at approximately 12:00P.M. (noon) PST on February 10, 2011. Prize fulfillment is based on availability. Sponsor will notify each winning Entrant via the email address given when they signed up for their PSN account. Each potential winning Entrant must respond to Sponsor’s notification within 7 days to claim their prize. If a potential winning Entrant does not respond within this time period, Sponsor may select an alternate winning Entrant from a daily pool of 20 back-up entries and notify those potential winning Entrants per the process described above. Prizes will only be awarded to those back-up Entrants who have responded to Sponsor’s notification within 7 days to claim their prize. All prizes not claimed from the back-up Entrants will not be awarded.

7.2. Required Documentation: The potential winning entrant must complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release (“Affidavit”) in accordance with the instructions listed in the notification correspondence. Sponsor must receive the completed Affidavit within 7 days of the date stated on the notification correspondence or Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, disqualify entrant. Any entrant who fails or refuses to sign and return the required documentation within the time period as specified by Sponsor will be disqualified. If a potential winning entrant is considered a minor in the legal jurisdiction in which the entrant resides, then that entrant’s parent or legal guardian will be required to execute and return the Affidavit. Non-compliance with these Official Rules or failure to return all required documentation by the stated deadline or Sponsor’s inability to contact an entrant (using the contact information provided in his or her registration) within a reasonable time period, as determined by Sponsor’s sole discretion may result in disqualification and the forfeiture of the prize.

8. PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes entrant’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agent’s use of the entrant’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or compensation.

9. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Potential winning entrants are subject to Sponsor’s verification. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Potential winners must comply with the Official Rules, and receipt of prizes is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures, malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or unforeseen schedule changes that may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in the Promotion, even if caused by Sponsor’s negligence. Sponsor has the sole discretion to modify, cancel or suspend this Promotion should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Promotion or Sponsor otherwise becomes incapable of running the Promotion as planned. Sponsor is not responsible for changes to entrant’s contact information. Sponsor has the sole discretion to disqualify entrants who violate these Official Rules, tamper with the operation of the Promotion or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Promotion or any other entrant.

10. RELEASE: As a condition of participating in the Promotion, entrants release the Promotion Entities from liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including property damage, personal injury and death that may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in the Promotion, or possession, acceptance or use of prizes or participation in any Promotion-related activities and claims based on publicity rights, copyright or trademark infringement, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery.

11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Sponsor and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, and agents are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human errors; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions, or defects of any telephone network, computer online system, computer equipment, servers, providers, or software, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to participation or inability to participate in the Promotion; inability to access the Site or upload information or data; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to telephone, computer, or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on telephone lines or the Internet or any website (including the Site) or for any other reason whatsoever; printing or other errors; or any combination thereof. Proof of uploading information or data or entering information at the Site is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. Illegible, duplicate and incomplete entries will be disqualified. False, fraudulent, or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible and all associated entries will be void.

12. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION: Information collected in connection with the Promotion will be collected in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, available at http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/PrivacyPolicy. By participating in the Promotion, each entrant agrees to the terms of Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

13. GOVERNING LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants or Sponsor in connection with this Promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of any other state’s laws. Each of the parties hereby submits to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Federal and State Courts in San Mateo, California and waives any claim that is not subject personally to the jurisdiction of said courts or that any such suit or other proceeding is brought in an inconvenient forum or improper venue.

14. WINNER LIST: To obtain a winner list by mail, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to “Killzone® 3 Multiplayer Open Beta Helghast Edition Sweepstakes”, Attn: SCEA-PSN, 919 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404. Sponsor will send requested winner lists within 4-6 weeks after all prizes are awarded. Requests for the winner list must be received by April 15, 2011.

15. SPONSOR: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, 919 E. Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404.

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+ Darkaiser2 on February 4th, 2011 at 7:23 am said:

im getting an error code 10002 is this normal? because my internet is fine??


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+ sourcream27 on February 4th, 2011 at 7:26 am said:

Thank God and Guerrilla games that its nothing like COD (Cammping on Duty). Killzone®3 is going to be a great game. I just started to play it last night but i couldnt get on multi but the Botzone is pretty cool.


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+ willufps on February 4th, 2011 at 10:02 am said:

por que en español latino no conecta online. gracias

in Spanish that Latin does not connect online. thanks


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+ matts6887 on February 4th, 2011 at 1:34 pm said:

This SUCKS THOUGH because it is impossible to get onto the multiplayer server(s). I have tried numerous times to get on and can NOT get on for the life of me…it keeps coming back with the response “there is a network related error” or something like that even though I know for a fact that my connection works just fine!!!….I think and it seems to me that there is a major “bug” or glitch or otherwise causing the open beta to not allow me and i am sure others as well to be able to get on…Whats up with this garbage sony? I mean why come out with a open beta and not make sure that whoever wants to try to actually get into the multiplayer mode to get on…like making sure there is more than enough server capacity needed for quite a large number of people to get on…..to me this is bull if u dont fix this problem with this glitch or capacity issue or whatever the case is….but either way u NEED!!!!!! to do something to resolve the problem(s) at hand…i hope someone pays attention to this and will do something to resolve this before it makes me crazy!!!


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+ j_mauer on February 4th, 2011 at 2:04 pm said:

I hate the controller options. R2 should be shoot and L2 should be aim.


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+ punisher4567 on February 4th, 2011 at 2:14 pm said:

The beta is awesome, hope i win a bundle.


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+ haldalish on February 4th, 2011 at 2:21 pm said:

Hey GG, thanks for being sellouts and catering to the COD market instead of supporting your fans. Thanks for making killzone another mindless shooter. I Love how there is little recoil now and people sprint around all day poppin up ADS like it aint no thing, and you die in one second cause health is no longer part of the killzone universe. I love how my c4 disappears like that other game, i love how you can melee people super easy and get cheap kills like that other game. Thanks for taking friendly fire out so people can just spam grenades and shoot till they hit something. I love how all the guns feel the same and i also love how twitchy the game is now. I was getting sick of that dynamic and tactical gameplay in Killzone 2. Thanks for making another mindless shooter GG, we were running out.


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+ onewayforfreedom on February 4th, 2011 at 2:59 pm said:

Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta Connection error: 20002


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+ littlescotty3000 on February 4th, 2011 at 3:58 pm said:

My question is how the hell are we suppose to win one, whenever you guys are still freaking fixing the beta, and my friend can get online but i can’t? what the hell -.-


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+ Ceej13 on February 4th, 2011 at 8:10 pm said:

I can’t even get on as well. Server must be going nuts now. I’m pretty much getting the same errors as some of you guys out there. It kind of stinks that the server can handle only so much. While, I’m pretty sure, thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, are trying to get in to play and enter this sweepstakes. I hope they fix this problem once the game releases.


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+ he11-0hh on February 4th, 2011 at 8:44 pm said:

I love this game, particularly for the melees performed by us the player. It’s always nice to know that when you’re knifing a guy, you’re doing more than it looks. For example, taking his head in one hand, your knife in another and going right into his eye! Added onto this is the slight blood splats and whatnot. Seems like the online will be enjoyable, yet somewhat difficult. While the campaign I’m hoping to be amusing, but not too complex for the average FPS gamer. Killzone 3, looks great…Chances are…It’s gonna be as insane as the second was for me…Also, the firefights…gotta love em =D


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+ BIGRICKBURNS on February 4th, 2011 at 11:17 pm said:

been playing the beta all day and the guys at Guerilla have really done a great job. can’t wait until february 22nd


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+ syk1288 on February 4th, 2011 at 11:31 pm said:

You need to make it up to me for trying for so long to get on and was successful less than a handful of times in the span of 12 hours. I’m ready to be addicted and give out the word of how great this game is going to be just by playing the beta but I can’t till the servers are clean.


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+ BornTwiztid235 on February 5th, 2011 at 5:51 am said:

I SO want this. I’ve never won anything in my Life lol. GOD, I hope I’m selected..


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+ hoodfigga20 on February 5th, 2011 at 9:43 am said:

I just played the beta and Kill Zone 3 is the best game I have ever played. I love multiplyer way better than any COD game.


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+ jonashott on February 5th, 2011 at 9:55 am said:

The Best Game Ever By Sony


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+ UrbanKingAD on February 5th, 2011 at 9:57 am said:

I can’t connect to server?


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+ DosyMcAwsome on February 5th, 2011 at 10:06 am said:

having a blast with it i was able to get on last night for a bit. u can customize the control scheme to make L2 the aim and R3 the melee if u want. wondering if our progess will transfer over to the game when it arrives. that would be sweet.


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+ TonekoMG on February 5th, 2011 at 10:30 am said:

Wish the servers would work so I could enter this “contest”


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+ RADROBOTANK on February 5th, 2011 at 11:44 am said:

I recently changed the e-mail address that I initially used for PSN.
If I were one of the randomly chosen users, would I be notified with my old e-mail or the new one.
I haven’t been able to play the beta at all today due to connection errors.
This happened a bit yesterday, but not like this.


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+ osamaFTW on February 5th, 2011 at 12:09 pm said:

the beta is amazing, i love it, im going to pre-order this for sure, even though winning this contest would be the best because my birthday is this monday( feb.7)great job on the beta though!


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+ CMAIORKA on February 5th, 2011 at 12:51 pm said:

Wish multi would stop having errors and key me play


273

+ CMAIORKA on February 5th, 2011 at 12:53 pm said:

Let is what I meant


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+ andronikos1991 on February 5th, 2011 at 3:35 pm said:

1st!!!


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+ HMS_Victor on February 5th, 2011 at 4:53 pm said:

Only in the US??!!!

I HATE YOU!!!!!!!

This is a European game and we get screwed over again. Just like we did with the LBP 2 Collector’s Edition. AND PRETTY MUCH EVERY SINGLE OTHER GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11


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+ osamaFTW on February 5th, 2011 at 6:14 pm said:

Hey TJ can you please answer these questions? 1. How do we get picked? Is it by a computer or do you guys have someone play the beta and pick people? 2. If we dont win 1 of the 60, how can we get our hands on 1 of the other 940? Thanks.


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+ SupaGokuMan on February 5th, 2011 at 6:39 pm said:

Cool.
@HMS_Victor- THIS IS THE US PLAYSTATION BLOG. not europe. stop crying and get over it.


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+ renderedone on February 6th, 2011 at 4:49 am said:

Are we going to see anything like this for us Canadian folk? I’ve nearly put half a day’s worth of time into this game and I love it. Also, I’ve already pre-ordered, natch. But this would be really sweet.

There’s always that sweet looking KZ3 PS3… Then I could give my PS3 to a friend with a copy of KZ3 to play!

That. Would be awesome.


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+ renderedone on February 6th, 2011 at 5:05 am said:

Can’t wait to play on Kaznan Jungle!


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+ littlescotty3000 on February 6th, 2011 at 10:41 am said:

Well, i got back in on there now, and have been playing to try to win this awesome thing, I’m already rank 30 :P almost 31 now!!! XD and i checked my global ranking and I’m doing awesome!!! I’m pretty sure I’m gonna win it if not then… v.v


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+ HMS_Victor on February 6th, 2011 at 1:25 pm said:

@SuperGokuMan
This is a EUROPEAN game


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+ FMNikku on February 6th, 2011 at 5:55 pm said:

So simply playing the beta won’t register us for the beta? We have to get into a match with a team member to be chosen?


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+ FMNikku on February 6th, 2011 at 5:56 pm said:

Oops. That was supposed to read:

Simply playing the beta won’t register us to be randomly chosen? We have to get into a match with a team member?


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+ THEDOOKU on February 6th, 2011 at 6:20 pm said:

Canada…screwed again.
Considering Guerilla Games doesn’t even acknowledge Canada as an individual country, I’m not surprised we get ignored for another give away.


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+ Astroranagun on February 7th, 2011 at 12:46 am said:

@283

yeah, im thinking the same thing as i able to connect to the select game mode, after that would be error when the game mode was selected. I hope that would eligible to enter the sweepstakes contest as I able to connect to the server yet cant play the game.


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+ EnderThyWrath on February 7th, 2011 at 12:50 am said:

I have logged in 26 hours in the past couple days. I played as much as I could hopefully I win.


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+ Ceej13 on February 7th, 2011 at 6:54 am said:

Update from my last. It was hard to get a connection over the weekend, but not too bad. When I was able to connect, I can’t believe how addicted I was. When I tried the botzone at first, I thought it was cool. :) But after playing MMO this weekend, I was practically sold and excited to get this. XD


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+ scorpio182 on February 7th, 2011 at 7:05 am said:

I had no problems connecting to the Beta.

I used the move and nav controller and it worked really well with learning curve.

It’s too bad i get motion sickness when playing these types of games.

The game itself looked great…


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+ AvilesC on February 7th, 2011 at 12:34 pm said:

This is the kind of contest I can go for. I played the BETA and im impressed. Though there are some complaints about some new systems (such as spawn points) but I am adapting. Overal if the actual game is any better then the BETA it will be deemed MOST EPIC ONLINE FPS OF 2011!


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+ MoneyHostage on February 7th, 2011 at 12:44 pm said:

Great contest, good luck to everyone that entered. The beta was amazing and defiantly keeps me exited for the upcoming release and new maps to come.


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+ mIGamAn619 on February 7th, 2011 at 11:25 pm said:

UHhhh how bout canadians? :(. and and BIG QUESTION!!!

” uhh does our account in the beta that we worked hard for to level up still connects with the real game? >.<"


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+ JLSDK05 on February 8th, 2011 at 8:01 pm said:

oh no! I missed it. I downloaded the beta yesterday (7th) and didnt know about this offer!! NOOO!!!


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+ SolidusSnake01 on February 8th, 2011 at 9:42 pm said:

You guys that promotion is over. If you weren’t playing those days then you can’t still be entered now. Though I am irritated by the fact that I can’t get online and play I’m glad this problem arose while it was a beta and not after launch. I’m sure they are working on the problem as the forums are still getting hit with posts that say the problem with error code 20002 is still happening for most people.


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+ Trig_01 on February 10th, 2011 at 8:22 am said:

Why only in the USA………so many competitions are only open to the USA be it games, or music equipment. Why can’t they be internationally open. Give everyone a fair crack at this sort of thing. You could almost considerate it a form of discrimination. :’(


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