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Microsoft and FASA Studio have officially announced the Shadowrun beta program. Shadowrun, you may recall, is the launch vehicle for Microsoft's Live Anywhere service, allowing gamers on both PC and Xbox 360 to compete with each other. An FPS that combines both technology and magic, Shadowrun looks to bring something different to the shooter genre -- and answer the age old keyboard and mouse/gamepad question once and for all. Find instructions on how to participate in the beta after the break.

  1. Visit http://connect.microsoft.com.
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  3. You will need to sign in using a \n valid Windows Live ID before you can continue to the "Invitations" page. (If you have already registered for the Connect site, skip \n to Step 5.) \n
  4. Please read and accept the Terms \n of Use Agreement then follow the instructions to register for the Connect \n site. \n
  5. Enter your Invitation ID in the \n blank field. Your invitation ID is: SHBS-6YMT-YKHC \n
  6. Click "Go." \n
  7. Complete and submit the short \n questionnaire. Please enter 205 for the beta code when asked at \n the beginning of the questionnaire. \n
  8. If you are not redirected \n immediately to the "Shadowrun" Beta Selection homepage after completing the \n questionnaire, click the My Participations link on the left hand \n navigation bar then click the "",1] ); //-->Click on "Invitations" on the left-side menu.
  9. You will need to sign in using a valid Windows Live ID before you can continue to the "Invitations" page. (If you have already registered for the Connect site, skip to Step 5.)
  10. Please read and accept the Terms of Use Agreement then follow the instructions to register for the Connect site.
  11. Enter your Invitation ID in the blank field. Your invitation ID is: SHBS-6YMT-YKHC
  12. Click "Go."
  13. Complete and submit the short questionnaire. Please enter 205 for the beta code when asked at the beginning of the questionnaire.
  14. If you are not redirected immediately to the "Shadowrun" Beta Selection homepage after completing the questionnaire, click the My Participations link on the left hand navigation bar then click the " program link. This will \n redirect you to the "Shadowrun" Beta Selection Homepage. \n
  15. Once you are on the "Shadowrun" \n Beta Selection Homepage, you will need to complete the rest of the \n registration process by signing up for the forums by clicking the Join the \n Forums button then click the Welcome to the Official "Shadowrun" \n Community Forum Sign In button. \n
  16. Wait patiently for us to \n contact you with further instructions. Check back at http://connect.microsoft.com \n for further beta announcements.  
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\n\n",0] ); //-->Shadowrun" program link. This will redirect you to the "Shadowrun" Beta Selection Homepage. Once you are on the "Shadowrun" Beta Selection Homepage, you will need to complete the rest of the registration process by signing up for the forums by clicking the Join the Forums button then click the Welcome to the Official "Shadowrun" Community Forum Sign In button. Wait patiently for Microsoft to contact you with further instructions. Check back at http://connect.microsoft.com for further beta announcements.

The whole process should take you about ten minutes to complete. Also, it's worth noting that this beta is currently open only to 360 players, though it may eventually open to PC users as well. Good luck to all those that sign up.

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