IGN writes: "Since its GDC 2007 debut -- and subsequent delays -- PlayStation Home has never been high on my list of most anticipated PlayStation software. Sure, it seems like navigating the open areas of the social networking application and chatting it up with other PS3 users, decorating a living space, and playing free arcade games could be cool, but as I waited for a hands-on opportunity, I kept asking myself if the title could really keep me entertained for hours on end.
With an afternoon under my belt, it would appear the answer it yes… although a lot of that time was spent spouting gibberish at other users.
Today, I was lucky enough to get an e-mail from PlayStation Underground informing me that I had been added to Home's closed beta, an honor I earned from downloading the Home theme on the PlayStation Network. After punching in a voucher code, downloading an 85-MB file, and pressing X, I was into the "game" Phil Harrison used to wax on and on about."