We may have got a bit ahead of ourselves yesterday, with the PSN having maintenance. Speculation immediately spread leading to the Home Beta. It never arrived though, and yes we where disappointed, even though it was the slightest chance.
So this is where the maintenance was really going on, the Metal Gear Servers.
Maintenance completed on the 26/08/2008
The following changes were made during the maintenance:
1) Players will gain 5 reward points when they have finished a round in the automatching lobbies "SNAKE:EX", "LIQUID:EX" and "SOLIDUS:EX".
*The lobbies "SNAKE:EX", "LIQUID:EX" and "SOLIDUS:EX" are only available for users who have bought the "MGO GENE EXPANSION".
2) A new Survival Lobby "MK2? has been added.
This should have made sense to us from the beginning. If it was being reported by Konami in the first place, then it must have been to do with them.
Looks like we are back to waiting. It has to come some time, they said it will definitely be here this year. More PlayStation 3 News...