HOME Beta Invitations being sent out in the US

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  1. suffwan

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    It's true, another forum has got several people confirming it w/ pictures. Apparently the Euro invites start going out tomorrow, make you sure you've opted in to receive Playstation mails :)
     
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    Oooh, hope I get involved! :D
     
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    Invites get sent? i thought you had to register on the site??:confused:
     
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    Tony Hoyle, Should have believed me mate, i triple check my news before i post it!
     
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    EU Playstation Home beta went live last night to those BETA trialists that had registered thier interest to the Beta Trial manager.

    Public (ie non previous beta trialists) will have to wait until June as specified on numberous public websites such as wikipedia.

    Gav
     
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    What Beta Trial manager is this?
     
  9. Tony Hoyle

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    Someone sent out a photoshopped picture to wind up the US people saying the EU beta had started. As usual the various blogs picked it up without any credibility checking... like finding out if anyone in the EU had actually received an invite in the first place!

    I've been on previous Sony betas.. there's no secret list.. you just sign up on a website and get picked. It's fun - they send you free prerelease games through the post (still got some, but I junked most of them.. they were really awful).

    The other thing about these beta test is they're not that large - the one I was on can't have been more than a couple of hundred people. Even if they picked up an existing beta and gave them home (not impossible, the one I was on shifted focus somewhat whilst I was on it) it wouldn't come close to the 15,000 they want for the closed beta of Home.

    The website is still there for signing up to the closed beta, just not updated yet.. and it definately says closed beta not the open one. Of course given the interest in Home the chances of getting into it are slim, but it would be nice to get the chance.
     
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    So which site do you get access to all of these beta's?
     
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    It varies... they have things like homebetatrial from time to time. You just have to keep an ear to the ground.

    I'm guessing they'll have signups for the home beta, and when that's done (when the public betas start) people on it will end up trialling 'home compatible' games and new features. If it mirrors what I saw at that point they'll be asking for a minimum commitment - IIRC it was 2 hours a day when I did it.
     
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    Thanks for the site name - will keep an eye on it.
     
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    Just to say that the EU closed beta testing has started it went live yesterday heres the link to the press release.

    Funny thing is I have never seen the option to registering on the HOME beta site.
     
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    They will - that's just a limited beta of existing testers, not the 15,000 beta that the site is for.

    Home probably hit delays and they can't scale the testing up that far yet.. give it a couple of weeks, maybe a month... they reiterate on the press release that we'll be able to sign up on the website.
     

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