@The_A_Drain: I'm sure Microsoft is gonna ban the 1000s of guys from the UK that are playing it from a second account or the way I have been, hell if they actually cared they'd region lock it to US and Canadian ISPs, they did with the RE5 demo when it was out in Japan before anywhere else, also considering the majority of people that popped up in my party over the past few days have been from the UK although yes I know the 20 or so people that joined my party isn't the whole community leads me to believe that there are a lot of people on the UK playing it and I can still answer within milliseconds and get an accurate response from the game in that time.
And the whole prizes crap? Nobody gets prizes it's the beta the only thing you wont get if you're from the UK is sweepstake entries.
@The_A_Drain: There is a European version coming out there's ads for it on xbox.com also anyone from the UK can get into the US beta all you need is a US account to get the option for 1 vs 100 to come up and then launch it from your gold profile. Been playing it the whole weekend and apart from Chris cutting out every now and then and the odd network dissconnect which is a problem on their end it's fine and you wont "lag the thing up like crazy" or whatever you mean by that