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PlayStation Home Beta Offer Restricted

Not so fast, Johnny Come Lately... if you didn't get Qore before today, no Home beta for you.

Veronica Belmont haters need not apply.
Well, if you had big hopes and dreams of getting into the PlayStation Home beta by purchasing episode six of Sony's "Qore" video series, you're in luck! And by "in luck," I mean "out of luck!"

PlayStation Underground mailing listers got a bummer of an update today claiming that if you weren't an annual Qore subscriber prior to today, you won't receive an invitation to the PlayStation Home beta.

Here's the exact e-mail I just got, in case you think I'm crazy!

As an update to the PLAYSTATION(R)3 News email sent on Friday, October 24th, the special invitation to PlayStation(R)Home's closed beta is available only to Qore annual subscribers who purchased subscriptions by 10/29. Qore Episode 06 purchasers will not be eligible for the special PlayStation(R)Home beta invitation at this time. We apologize for the miscommunication.

Participation in PlayStation(R)Home's closed beta is limited to those 18 years and older and requires agreement with the PlayStation(R)Home Beta Trial.


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Posted by Jeff
Veronica Belmont haters need not apply.
Well, if you had big hopes and dreams of getting into the PlayStation Home beta by purchasing episode six of Sony's "Qore" video series, you're in luck! And by "in luck," I mean "out of luck!"

PlayStation Underground mailing listers got a bummer of an update today claiming that if you weren't an annual Qore subscriber prior to today, you won't receive an invitation to the PlayStation Home beta.

Here's the exact e-mail I just got, in case you think I'm crazy!

As an update to the PLAYSTATION(R)3 News email sent on Friday, October 24th, the special invitation to PlayStation(R)Home's closed beta is available only to Qore annual subscribers who purchased subscriptions by 10/29. Qore Episode 06 purchasers will not be eligible for the special PlayStation(R)Home beta invitation at this time. We apologize for the miscommunication.

Participation in PlayStation(R)Home's closed beta is limited to those 18 years and older and requires agreement with the PlayStation(R)Home Beta Trial.


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Posted by Drebin_893

In the UK we can't get Qore :-(

Posted by SamFo

Sony are effectively charging for a Beta of an ad driven world. Mind blowing...

Posted by Media_Master

I no longer care about home, just give us some great games and everything will be fine!

Posted by grainger

sony have really been pissing me off lately =/...

Edited by FallopianTube

SamFo......amen

Posted by SoulTaker

This is just freaking crazy.  Does Sony not have any common sense.  This is exactly what pisses me off about this company.

Posted by Milkman

Having to buy shit to play betas = very lame.

Posted by mrdre

I've tried the beta and it's really not that good. People are not missing much.

Posted by FLStyle

I've never heard of this Qore thing, what's it about?

Posted by Kiemoe

How about Sony quits their 400 year beta and, you know, put the game out? Maybe, just a suggestion.

Posted by Death_Burnout

this pretty much sucks, and yeah i didnt think we got Qore in the UK anyway...i guess we win then!!!

Edited by Superchris129

Qore? Q alone doesn't make the... nvm. Anyway, Mii's look like shit compared to this... shit.

Posted by Damonation

Dammit, they should just release Home as is and just patch it every 5 seconds.

Posted by Smallville123

Dang.  Good thing my friend is giving me his extra code

Posted by BawaTheGamer

When is home coming out? next year? Jessh. This console cycle is so far ahead already.

Posted by Jotun

Sorry Sony. Home is waaaay too late for me to even feign interest anymore. I'll check it out when it actually launches but I am not jumping through hoops to play a damn beta.

Posted by xionpunk

*yawns

Posted by Coltonio7

Sony, quit being horrible to me.

Posted by yellownumber5

Seems like there's always almost a home beta coming out.  I don't know what is taking them so long.  Makes me wonder if it exists at all.  They should've waited a whole extra year to even mention Home.  I'm getting tired of following the carrot at the end of the stick.

Posted by keyhunter

Fuck this noise. Trying to make a character look like ones self always ends up as some guy with down syndrome and your haircut. The only thing close to perfect accuracy is Mii's.

Posted by yellownumber5

to keyhunter:

yes, everyone's head is disproportionately twice the mass of their torso.

Posted by Jayzilla

is it me or is everything out of my favorite console really depressing lately?

Posted by EnterpriseE

Doesn't bother me at all. I am sure when Home comes out I will use it. Beside last time i check 3 dollars is not going to break the bank. Remember you have an choice to purchase Qore. Same way with everything else in this world. You want in Home early then expect to pay for it. That is my 2cents on that. 

Posted by dezvous

The best part is that they could probably make a ton of money just by allowing people to actually sign up for Qore because of this.
Either way, all this boo Sony stuff is just stupid. How is Sony making you pay anything at all for a free beta? The whole point of this article is that they're not allowing people to just buy their way into this Beta.

The whole point of this article is that THEY'RE LETTING QORE SUBSCRIBERS INTO THE BETA AS A GESTURE OF GRATITUDE of sorts. The people that are getting into the Beta have already paid for it, it's not like they paid simply to get into the Beta.

I understand the point of a Beta is to fix bugs primarily and use it as a testing ground and that by limiting the amount of people that are allowed in isn't very smart, it's just completely irrelevant to talk about Sony making people pay for a beta. Again, they're not making anyone pay for the Beta, they're giving the Beta to Qore subscribers before this announcement. Again, that's the whole point of this fucking article.

Posted by BawlZINmotion

Does it really matter? What are you guys going to do with Home? Sure it looks novel and neat, but when that new smell floats away you likely won't care one bit. Social gaming is a great thing, but socializing outside of games through a game console is kind of dumb. What Sony needs to do is solidfy Home's network code and take the beta public. Then let the community dicate what they want Home to be.

On the other hand I think people need to really start looking at Qore as an XBL Gold membership.
Posted by killdave
Milkman
on Oct. 29, 2008
Having to buy shit to play betas = very lame.

WHAT HE SAID !!!
Posted by bcfish

bored, which is what sony is to me, boring...................zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by Scooper

Home's not a game.

Posted by super_machine

I'll wait till it comes out on the PS4.

Posted by Destroyeron

I feel sorry for PS3 owners, it seems Sony does their best to screw them over.

Posted by FeverSteed

Wait...Home exists?

Posted by TheJollyRajah

I've been waiting fuck knows how long and they announce this NOW?!

Edited by JamesM

Home seems fairly pointless to me. All the useful functionality would be (and is) better placed in the XMB. Second Life is already lame; who needs a gimped version?