Conan MMO game crushes open beta sign-ups

Barbaric online role-playing game now accepting applicants to help test pillaging, plundering; 500 slots reserved for GameSpot users, sign-up link inside.


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Crushing your enemies, seeing them driven before you, and hearing the lamentations of their women is clearly best in life. So when the opportunity presents itself, it better go off without a hitch.

A debate between candidates for Governator of Hyboria.
A debate between candidates for Governator of Hyboria.

It will be up to gamers, through a beta test, to help ensure that the upcoming PC version of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is worthy of the name. Publishers Eidos and Funcom today opened up registration to play the MMORPG months before it hits shelves, and GameSpot has 500 slots reserved for the most battle-ready.

The gates to Hyboria open up for the lucky chosen ones this spring, with more players added incrementally throughout the summer and fall. The full retail version is currently scheduled to be released on October 30.

To sign up for one of GameSpot's reserved slots, use the following link to Funcom's registration page. Funcom will then select qualified applicants and notify them via e-mail when they can begin their pillaging. Gamers may also sign up through the general registration page.

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures was named GameSpot's Best Massively Multiplayer Game of E3 2006. The game is also headed to the Xbox 360, but no release date has been announced. For more information, read our previous coverage.

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