Home Theme Beta Invites Delivered
Some time ago, Sony put a special PlayStation Home PS3 Theme on the Store for a free download. If you nabbed it, you were automatically placed in the running for a possible spot in the closed Home beta.
Well, according to European site NextGamer, these invites have now been sent out by Sony. So check your e-mail inboxes; if you were chosen to take part in the final testing for the closed beta, your key should've been delivered by now. Unfortunately, as has typically been the case in recent months when attempting to report on the status of the beta invites, we have no idea if this includes North American PS3 users. After all, the confirmation comes from a European gaming site, and we've seen no official announcement from SCEA on the issue. But perhaps all this mystery won't matter in a few weeks time; the latest release date rumor says the open Home beta will launch on either November 18 or 19, so the closed beta should be about to wrap up. Despite the delays, Home remains one of the most anticipated features of the PS3, and if you want a look and aren't in the beta, feel free to pick up Qore Episode 6.
There's a special tour of the application, which we just saw last night. It's about what we expected, but we do expect a great deal from Home. Oh, and if you're interested, Episode 6 also features some behind-the-scenes videos for Need for Speed: Undercover, new trailers for Tomb Raider: Underworld, and very cute Japanese chicks at the Tokyo Game Show. Hell, even one of the hosts tries on some cosplay costumes. Hot. ...er, this started off being about Home, didn't it?
11/12/2008 John Shepard