Another Home rumor: Home BETA to end in May?

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318w ago - A PlayStation Home BETA tester's account page states that Sony's closed beta will be ending on 5/15/08.

This has sparked rumors that the open BETA or even the launch of Home could be around that date.

To quote: Either way, we wouldn't hold our breathe for Home to magically appear any time soon in a firmware update... especially since 2.4, expected this summer, has not been rumored to contain Home.
 

PlayStation Forums joining with PSN, public Home BETA indication?

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318w ago - An email sent from the Official European PlayStation Forums, says that during the next two weeks, it will be joining forces with the Playstation Network.

The email states that "you will be able to use your PSN Sign In ID to log in to the Forums. To ensure that your Forum account is preserved, you will need to link it to a PLAYSTATION Network account before 23:59hrs GMT on 16 March 2008."

This has sparked rumors that this could indicate a Public Home BETA soon.

To quote: As a member of the Official European PlayStation Forums, this email is to inform you about some upcoming changes that will affect your Forum account.

During the next two weeks, the Forums will be joining forces with PLAYSTATION®Network. Soon, you will be able to use your PSN Sign In ID to log in to the Forums.

To ensure that your Forum account is preserved, you will need to link it to a PLAYSTATION Network account before 23:59hrs GMT on 16 March 2008.

This is an easy process that should only take a few minutes of your time to complete. Just head over to the Forums using the link below and log in to your account to get started.

http://community.eu.playstation.com/

More information about these upcoming changes can be found in our Announcements & Events forum:
 

New PS3 Home BETA v.8.0 video available!

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318w ago - EdgeMedia08 has shared a new PS3 Home BETA video today via YouTube.

It further details the Home BETA walkthrough and is below..

Enjoy!




 

Apple Announces iPhone SDK BETA Program

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319w ago - During a meeting held at Apple's Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, Steve Jobs announced availability of the long-awaited iPhone SDK BETA.

The SDK itself is free and includes the Xcode IDE, Instruments, iPhone simulator, frameworks and samples, compilers, Shark analysis tool, and more. Developers who wish to test their code on the iPhone and distribute commercial applications will need to apply to the iPhone developer program, which costs $99 a year.

Additionally, an enterprise program is available for developers who are creating proprietary, in-house applications for the iPhone and iPod touch. SEGA showcased Super Monkey Ball running on an iPhone at the event, while EA demoed Spore.

All in all, this is excellent news for developers and consumers alike – to create and be able to sell your own commercial offerings on a widely used platform for only $99 a year.
 

PlayStation Home BETA v0.83 Footage available & more!

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320w ago - Consolecrusader has shared a video via YouTube of some Home BETA v0.83 footage below.

To quote: I have been receiving anonymous emails with video content from the new features of Home 0.83. I have no idea who their coming from. I own the site consolecrusader.com but I am in no way involved in the Home Beta.





In related news, Jonnyram (who apparently has been very accurate with Japanese news in the past) of NeoGAF stated today that the PS3 Home open BETA starts March 24, 2008 in Japan. Unfortunately, there is no official confirmation on this yet though.
 







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