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Only Annual Qore Subscribers Can Receive Home Beta Invite

Not that we want to discourage subscribing to Qore as there’s plenty of cool stuff in each episode, but a clarification needs to be made.

We just received an update e-mail from PlayStation Underground that clears up a subject that got a whole lot of PlayStation 3 owners excited. According to early information, those who had either purchased the annual subscription or who picked up Episode 6 would be in line to receive an invite to the PlayStation Home closed beta. However, as it turns out, this offer applies only to the annual Qore subscribers, and you need to have purchased it before October 29:

“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.”

Unfortunately, this leaves you out of luck already if you aren’t currently an annual Qore subscriber, but perhaps there will be other ways of getting into the closed beta. Besides, the open beta can’t be very far off; Sony insists that things are going well and they fully intend to hit their intended release date. It’s not exact, but it should certainly become available before the end of the year. So anyway, there’s no ulterior motive to pick up that sixth episode now, unless you’re interested in any of the scheduled content. Just wanted to let y’all know.

10/29/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

WaR_HaWk
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 10:23:27 PM
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that sux

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SerendipityDeus
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 10:26:16 PM
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damn them, wats the point then, just release the damn open beta already

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AceTatsujin
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 11:15:21 PM
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<-- annual sub. gonna get it!

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Zapix
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 12:42:08 AM
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weak... >.> epic fail >.>

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Zapix
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 1:03:44 AM
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weak... >.> epic fail >.>

I just unsubscribed from the PSU email and postal mail subscriptions, pretty much just declared leaving the forums. Sony as a brand step by step is losing me as a customer. I like the PS3, but I don't like the company so much anymore. Between their delays, screw ups, company policies and business tactics... I don't even want to upgrade my Sony A/V receiver with another Sony brand receiver...

This little move with Qore is a slap really. People signed up for the beta months ago with the random drawing, and have been waiting for months. They won't give a date on the public beta, and time is running out. Things like this are not encouraging. How much in the future will be favored to Qore members only?

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Advent Child
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 3:33:52 AM

That is their way of getting people to buy it. Its just like console exclusivity. People will pay the money for the extras. Its simple business.

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Zapix
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 5:27:02 AM

I would have paid for the 6th issue for it, it's like what... $3? But only if you had an annual subscription... It's not THAT important, and I'm not THAT interested in Qore. As is, there was plenty of rumor about previous invites into the beta being connected with Qore subscribers. Only a rumor, but now they're blatently giving it to subscribers only, not single issue buyers.

Not that HOME is going to change my life, but the business ethics and tactics from Sony as of recent are poor.

They make great products though, real shame the company itself is backwards.

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Gabriel013
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 2:04:22 AM
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It's unfortunate for those who bought episode 6 for beta entry.

To those questioning why they are doing this I have the answer. Greed.

They want you to buy an annual subscription (no idea how much this costs) JUST IN CASE there are future betas you might be interested in getting into. It's a big con if you ask me.

We shouldn't be paying for helping them test the game.

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Advent Child
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 3:34:26 AM

A lot of people would pay to test a game they think they will love.

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Game
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 7:30:49 AM
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when you buy qore will you have to keep buying it every year or do you just keep getting all the epesoides forever

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Zapix
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 9:01:59 AM

It's like a magazine. You can buy individual issues when you want, or you can get a yearly subscription.

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tanner1
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 7:57:15 AM
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Yeah thats really clever aint it, theres more ps3 gamers in europe than anywhere else and we dont get qore so how do we get in dumb ass sony

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HUSO
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 12:56:54 PM
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another plot to milk us dry. they should throw us some freebies....

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Arvis
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 1:22:10 PM
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As long as online multiplayer is free, can we really complain?

Also, based on a survey Sony asked me to fill out, I can tell you all that they are at least considering overhauling the pricing and content structure for Qore.

-Arvis

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coverton341
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 2:17:44 PM
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Oddly enough this has really made me mad. I have stood faithful by Sony waiting for their releases and defending them when people call ps3 the delaystation. I have bought PSN games and downloaded the home beta application. I never bought Qore because I think online mags are dumb really and was actually going to buy November's issue. Now this news comes the day it is too late and I can honestly say that I am pissed about this to the point where I just don't care about this whole home BS anymore. It's like a FFVII remake for me.

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Arvis
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 2:30:10 PM

I feel your pain. But we waited a year and a half for Home so far (it was a big reason I bought my PS3 actually) so what's another month's wait? We'll have it soon, and then we'll be waiting for the next big thing...

-Arvis

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coverton341
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 7:40:56 PM

I realize well how long the wait has been but to give hope that we may get in with the November issue and then say "haha bullsh*t just the people that have an annual subscription get it oh and hey f*ck you guys thinking about getting the year sub now it would have had to be before today."
That is what really gets me. It is like, what has been said above, a slap in the face.

Thanks Sony Thanks

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 3:06:44 PM
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"Dry Land is a Myth!" "No, I seen it!"

Ok, so it appears we are getting into Duke Nukem Forever territory. If they aren't careful the tide may yet turn completely against Home. That said, I saw this coming and couldn't care less.

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N a S a H
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 8:55:40 PM
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Yay my tip came through :D

I know it sucks, but I don't get why people are getting so worked up over it.

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