I’ve Got Mine by Anthony Barlow
September 5, 2008, 3:47 pm
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[By Anthony]

The SOCOM: Confrontation European beta keys went up at 4pm today on Eurogamer and i’m happy to tell you that myself and Steve have them. The beta is downloading as I type and will hopefully be ready fairly soon. What this means is that not only do we get to play the game before it’s October release but we get to cover it for the site. Double sweet!

I don’t know how long it’ll take before we are able to get some decent impressions outta the thing, but with a month to play the game we’ll have enough time to do it.

At the time of writing there are around 3,000 keys left at Eurogamer so gon on grab one, quickly!

LittleBigBeta In September! by Anthony Barlow
September 3, 2008, 11:07 pm
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[By Anthony]

According to a Sony community manager over at the official PlayStation forum LittleBigPlanet will be getting a “limited public beta” in September. There have been no other details as of yet but he did have this to say:

“If it will be possible to ‘sign up’ for this test, full information on how to do so will be made public in advance of the test. Similarly if the test is going to be conducted in an invitation-only we will let you know ahead of time.”

I’m really hoping I can get into all of the years big beta’s but this is top of my list. Can’t wait!

Resistance 2 Public Beta Delayed by Anthony Barlow
September 3, 2008, 10:55 pm
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[By Anthony]

Another day, another delay this time it’s Resistance 2’s public beta that has been bitten by the bug this week. The beta, which was scheduled for late September, will now be moved to a later date (possibly early October). I, like many others, think the reason for the delay is nothing to do with the game itself. I think Sony is trying to make sure that all of their properties get a decent look in with everyone. With SOCOM’s beta being pushed back a few days I think Sony will have put the brakes on to stop the betas from clashing with oneanother.

Sounds fair not only does it help Sony but allows gamers to play both betas at different times rather than changing between the two. Doing that could cause favouritism and ultimately hurt the sales or either game. Good looking out Sony.

SOCOM Public Beta Delayed :( – Not For Long Though :) by Anthony Barlow
August 30, 2008, 9:49 pm
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[By Anthony]

We have just been informed that the ‘SOCOM: Confrontation’ public beta has been delayed. The beta, that was meant to kick off on September 1st (for GameStop pre-orderers), has been delayed to September 5th. It’s not too long to wait, which is good and because of this the beta will be extended to October 5th.

The Quore customers who get access to the beta are still going to get it on September 8th. Hopefully i’ll get in, even though i’m not in the U.S.

EU Socom: confrontation beta details by Steve
August 18, 2008, 3:25 pm
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Good news for gamers hoping to try out the latest Socom incarnation, as posting on the official playstation boards Shijima who is apparently European Socom producer, announced the EU beta will kick off at the same time as the US beta on the 1st of September.  Official comment after the jump Continue reading

Now Now Dont Worry About Your Home Beta Invite by Steve
August 15, 2008, 1:31 pm
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With the first batch of “random” invitations to the EU Home beta being dispatched yesterday, it’s a fair chance you did’nt receive yours.  Well as the good book says “DONT PANIC” as it would seem there are more invites to come over the next few weeks as the beta progresses.  Speaking on the official playstation forums Mr Trill, who is part of the community team, had this to say when asked about the invitation situation.

“I think it is at random.

However I know that they are going to keep on inviting people.

More and more each week.”

So those just itching to start decorating their virtual apartment,  creating their online double, or the one handed gaming types relishing the prospect of harrasing any vaguely female avatar they come across, well take a little heart from this and that magic email might be dropping into your inbox very soon.

Steve M