The "Free Skyrim - Dawnguard Beta Site" is Utter Garbage

Jun 20, 2012 01:01 PM EDT | By Luke Caulfield

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  • (Bethesda) Rice University, Texas announced a course where students can study Scandinavian fantasy worlds by playing the game, Skyrim.

Now, I'd like to think that most people, gamers especially, are too smart to fall for this thing. But obviously this is not the case, and some are just a few fries short of a happy meal. Such is evident that people are actually falling for this steaming hot pile of garbage.

The clever and oh-so-directly named website seems to have popped up in the last 24 hours, and is a beacon of hope to the dim witted that they too can get their very own Beta for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim DLC, Dawnguard.

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Let's dissect it. Note the complete lack of ANY contact information for Bethesda. Also notice the spelling errors; gamers are "limtied" to one copy each.

After you "like" the page, and post the message "WOW! I just got my Skyrim Dawnguard Beta Key! So excited! Thanks http://www.skyrimdawnguardfree.com/" to your facebook wall, you'll be allowed to download your Ghost Recon beta. And no, that's not an error. You are now eligible for a beta of a Tom Clancy game that is in no way affiliated with Bethesda.

At the moment, the site lists over 300 likely illegitimate likes, and a Google search for the message does yield results, which only lessens my faith in some of you that much more.

At the similarly named "http://getskyrimdawnguardbeta.blogspot.com/," it's best to act now, as they have only "1500 Beta Code only" for "Skyim."

"After Tool Opens" you can write down your Beta Code "when you are revived." The same user who uploaded the video has also put out a video offering a code for The Sims 3 Supernatural Expansion Pack, not due out until the fall.

As one of the most anticipated DLC's, it's not surprising to find someone trying to take advantage of the clammering masses. But it is surprising to see that people still fall for it in this day and age. To pound the story home, because apparently, some people just aren't getting it, the Dawnguard beta giveaway is now over. Those of you that didn't get it, I feel for you, but you'll just have to wait until it's available for download. Dawnguard is out for Xbox 360 on June 26th, and should be released about a month later for PC and PS3.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to finish writing this check to a Kenyan prince.

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