TimeGate Studios has announced that the Section 8 open PC beta for North America, Europe and Australia is now ... open. The beta grants users with access to two of the game's multiplayer maps and offers up "a variety of some of the vehicles, weapons, deployables, missions, and equipment." The beta is free, and all that's needed to get fragging is a Fileplanet, IGN or GameSpy account. To sign up, simply visit this link and fill out a few forms. You'll then be given a CD-Key and access to download the beta. The beta is on a first come, first serve basis, so hop to it if you want in.

To find out if your rig can handle the game, check out the PC specs after the break.
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows Vista SP1 / Windows XP SP3
  • Processor: Pentium 4 3Ghz or higher
  • RAM: 1GB XP, 2GB Vista
  • Memory: 6 GB free hard drive space
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800, ATI X1800 or better with DirectX 9c, Shader 3.0, 256 MB

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