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August 7, 2008 // 6:22 pm - The long-promised PlayStation Home BETA expansion is rolling out soon. How soon? Sony announced today (linked above) that users who download a Home branded PS3 theme from the PS Store will be automatically entered in for possible participation in the ongoing BETA program... similar to what is being done for Japan.

Straight from Home director Jack Buser: Later today, the PLAYSTATION Store will be updated with a PlayStation Home theme. By downloading the theme, users are submitting an application to join the PlayStation Home BETA test community.

We will be using a variety of criteria including activity on the PLAYSTATION Network to determine eligibility for the BETA community. Existing Home BETA users worry not, as your accounts will transfer over to the extended BETA period.

Keep in mind that this all applies to North American folks only. Over in Euro-land, SCEE will be targeting the most active users on PSN.

Want in the BETA for PlayStation Home? Download a PS3 Theme!

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#3 - omar8503 - August 10, 2008 // 12:24 pm
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I assume if you get into the home beta now, you will be in it for the rest of the beta. Most likely up until a few weeks before retail release. I'm guessing it won't be easy to get in though as we can expect alot of people have downloaded the USA Home Theme.

#2 - PS3hombrew103 - August 7, 2008 // 10:26 pm
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how long will this expansion last?

#1 - wicked insanity - August 7, 2008 // 7:26 pm
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No themes for the Euro store then?? I guess their plans are that alot of people who have US accounts only use them for downloads so there accounts will be largely inactive. Hopefully the EU should see something similar soon.

Still its worth a download, it looks a good theme anyway.