According to a few PlayStation 3 owners, invites have been going out for a PlayStation Network Beta.
where when i go to the site it doesnt show anything what does the site say
It works now....What is it though?
This is a scam. Sony never asked for individual usernames and passwords in the past in PM on PSN. This site doesn't even link to anything official from Sony (In the article, it doesn't even said who from Sony replied). I mean come on, PSN Beta? "Give me your username and password and we'll invite you the the PSN Beta later on? Edit: Don't say I didn't warn you all.
It's a scam. Sony would more than likely give you a code to enter. They would never ask for account info or passwords.
the email IS legit. and it doesn't ask username and password.. it tell you to go to this PSN BETA SITE https://psnbeta.eu.playstat... and enter username and password. IF YOU CAN log-in, you are a beta tester, if you can't login you aren't. it's not something related to the PSN at all, it's a just a site that replace the old Beta testers forum.
How? Is? This? A? STORY??? "The quality of the news reporting reflects the quality of the people publishing it".
I tried logging in here https://psnbeta.eu.playstat... and this came up; PlayStation®Network maintenance notice Thank you for visiting PlayStation®Network. You are viewing this message for the following reason: PlayStation®Network is unavailable due to maintenance. Visit playstation.com for updates and to find out more. I'm bloody confused...
So is it a scam or what...?
@Dante112: - I agree with you, this is a scam. As a matter of fact in the sony terms and conditions I think it says that sony will never ask you for your psn id and password.
When Sony was going to through the hacking incident last year they said that they would never ask for your PSN ID and password in an email. Just food for though. EDIT: Skyblue beat me to it. I don't buy it, just because some marketing manager says it's legit doesn't mean it is. And it would also mean Sony is violating their own privacy policies.
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This is GREAT news if true. I would love to see A new PSN. "New PSN", What does that mean? I hope I get in.
They should have sent me an invite, I could tell if it's good.. I go to PSN all the time.. .____........___...____ .____||......||.......____|| ||.........___||.......____||
Me too, PSN is long overdue for a big update. The VITA's PSN is really nice, so at least they understand how and where to improve.
I haven't received jack squat other than a reminder that my wallet funds hasn't been used in 6-months (with a link that doesn't work) and advertisement for Street Fighter x Tekken and Mass Effect 3. Wonder what it is?
GF was paranoid when she got that msg. I told her to just click it. She has a balance of $0.40 lol
It's a scam. Sony never ask for passwords individually.
And there should be at least more official information in PlayStation sites, but there is none.
They would have debunked it and warned against it if it were the case
Learn how to speak, darn it. As for the news, what is this official reply? It's garbage.
Will be interesting to know what it is.
uh... *beta* PSN? what the hell is this all about?
That's the 64,000 dollar question. :P
as long we wont have to pay for it lol
What the hell is going on?
I want to know who disagreed since he apparently knows what the hell is going on.
Sometimes I think some people don't even read the comments. They just click the "disagree" button just to troll.
soooo the PSN has been in Alpha all this time? . . . . . That was a joke BTW. [Waiting for incoming disagrees]
That is actually pretty funny! ... and you only got one disagree too. That's awesome!
if so that was an incredible stable ALPHA ...only 1 big downtime in 4 years...
The first quote made me think "Phishing scam. It's very similar to one I just got from "Paypal"" Then I read the second quote...not sure what to make of it any longer.. hope it's good!
Hopefully its for a proper app section for the Vita.
Sounds weird. The way it's worded, it says that *in the email* they ask for username and password, which, Sony has specifically said they'd never do. The update from the Twitter account seems promising, but, I'd still be cautious till we hear more about it.
I they add some functionality to make it easier to integrate with other services, like Steam. I really just wish for more flexibility/potential than any one specific wish to improve PSN. Probably a better integration of video/TV/game services though. Last couple of months i've read a lot of articles about usage stats on 360s that say there is just as much (or maybe more depending on the source) video and TV activity as gaming on an xbox 360. If I were Sony, i'd realize some of those people are also PS3 owners and I'd want a piece of that cross-genre sales action. Just played Captain America on PS3? Rent or buy the movie at a discounted price! Just rented Cannonball Run on PSN? Here's a coupon/code for $5 off Need For Speed: The Run. That's what i'd like to see.
Except your talking about the movie industry, which is more greedy than all the greedy video game companies combined. Want me to rent movies, make them 99 cents for a day, not 6 bucks....
PSN covers the music, movie, and game industries. I'd like to be able to play with my friends who have the same games through Steam as I have on PSN. (Like with Portal 2). I'd hope they could do that with more games in the future. From Sony's end, I really was suggesting that any big changes to the PSN will be driven by sales potential and linking movies/music/games together might increase their sales. Honestly all they have to do with a new PSN for it to get a lot of praise is to add cross-game chat somehow. They can add anything else with that and people will still be overwhelmingly positive.
This is totally fake. A)Sony would NEVER ask you for your password. EVER! They made that very clear several times. B)On the website, all it says is "Sony replied." It didn't say who at Sony replied, the reply didn't look professional, and why would Sony need to check up on their own emails? This kind of thing would be a company wide project and would be common knowledge which means no checking would be necessary. This is a complete scam. NEVER give your password out to anyone. Sony wouldn't need to send out beta invites for a new PSN. They'd simply let everyone know they are moving PSN into a new beta phase for awhile, and the most they'd ask for you to do is to make comments on the official site or through a specified email address.
^ yes. all that.
still, some foolish folk will fall for this then...
Use your head people. Its fake.
oh yes, the "Sue Sony Squad". they will be very active after all their funds have been, WipEdout. :p jokes aside, you're right. this is very fake.
SIGH......IF you click the link (which you obviously didn't)...it links to sonys official playstation EU twitter account with exactly what was quoted....SIGH
Oh you mean the replied link? Yeah, I clicked it and still am not falling for this. You wanna know why? WHY WOULD SONY NOT KNOW WHAT THE BETA IS FOR?! "We've checked it out and the email is genuine and completely safe - HOPE IT'S FOR SOMETHING GOOD!" Caps added for emphasis of the point I'm making. It's clear that the person running Sony's twitter doesn't know his a$$ from a hole in the ground. For what reason would Sony have to check up on their own email if it's legitimate? Why would Sony NOT mention it in their own blog? I've looked this up, and it's not mentioned ANYWHERE in official channels. Not on US Playstation Blog, not on EU Playstation Blog, not on the information bar on PSN itself, nowhere. I haven't received any emails regarding this beta, and don't know anyone who has. And this is the very important part. SONY DOESN'T ASK YOU FOR YOUR PASSWORD EVER! Until this is officially spoken of and a legitimate reason for asking for your PSN password is released, this is to be filed under scam no matter what the EU Playstation twitter account says. There is too much evidence against this being real and official.
The beta is obviously for testing purposes of something that they arent ready to share, soooooo i would seem they just arent going into details! >_> the OFFICIAL OS twitter account replied and they leave a cryptic hints so they know what going on! just because they didn't spill what the beta is for doesn't mean it isn't legit!
And why would they want to tell everyone about the beta. Why don't you check with a sourse you believe is official while your at it. It sounds like they are trying to be reassuring, not like they actually had to check. Anyways my PSN has all of $5, and no CC, and since its been confirmed by at least 1 legit source I'd take the chance. Not that everyone should, but whatever.
PSN Beta? Do they mean like testing out some new features or is it some beta of a game? I hope its the former.
The main look of the PS3 dashboard is based on PSP dashboard & that came out years before the PS3. It doesn't need more tweeks. It needs a brand new look.
the PSX (2003 Sony console) Xross Media Bar was out before the PSP one.
you guys cant be serious. its a scam. no company ever asks you for your password and username unless you are contacting them directly to retrieve a password/username.
actually some jobs are asking for your email and password on facebook now for extra background check...what type of pictures you have and info on if you talked bad about your ex employer....this was announced on Attack of the Show and Good Morning America
Are...are you referring to the same thing? I really don't think you are... Any Publisher, Developer etc etc involved with video games, DOES NOT ASK FOR YOUR USERNAME. It's account security common sense.
And I agree i was also informing people on here about the facebook bullcrap that is going on
I'm not sure what to think of this. I WANT a new PSN, since anything new is interesting to me, but I'm not sure it's real. And the only part that strikes me as odd would be them asking for your PSN ID and PW. Sony has already stated they wouldn't do that, so as of now I'm assuming it's nothing. But I'm hoping their twitter account is going to announce it as "A-okay!".
I'm in!!! *checks bank account* WTF! A PSN charge for $3725.56?!?!? *dials lawyer* "Sony defense force, how can we help you?" In all seriousness, nobody please do this. I don't want to have to click through 20 different pages on N4G of "omgz Sony haxords agayin! Mwahaha"
this maybe off topic, but i thought they were calling psn something different now.
the email IS legit. and it doesn't ask username and password.. it tell you to go to this PSN BETA SITE https://psnbeta.eu.playstat... and enter username and password. IF YOU CAN log-in, you are a beta tester, if you can't login you aren't. it's not something related to the PSN at all, it's a just a site that replace the old Beta forum.
I go there; I type in my info, and this is what I get: Your permissions do not allow you access to this section.
Anyone think to call SONY? I might do just that, and confirm that " https://psnbeta.eu.playstat... " website. If I can get an answer, I'll post back.
It's running through the official PlayStation website anyway...
OK, update time. I called SONY and they said it is a fake site. The guy I spoke with said it was a phishing site, and not to try and log in. I also told him about the URL, because that seemed legit, and he said there is no PSN beta, and the URL was not created by SONY. If you want to try for yourself just call 1-800-345-7669.
It is legit, the problem is that number is for Sony's US support, this is being run through SCEE's website and, given how Sony are run, doesn't surprise me that they don't know about it.
Pirate Thom has a point. Working for websites as PR, even their PR's hardly ever communicate together. We asked upfront questions before and they knew nothing about each other. Wouldn't surprise me that customer service knows even less.
Yeah, This is scee so scea probably won;t know it... Also it seems legit and official as when I go on the website my username and password is already loaded on it... like it is on the psblog (as I pressed 'remember now') Also the tweet confirms it's legitimate IMO...
When I go to the page, my browser warns me something is wrong with security there so... No, thanks.
I got an email direct from sony email@example.com, the same email addy i get my other betas from... If you're not an Official Sony Beta Tester, PSN Beta is useless for you, its just an area to report bugs in beta software so far.
My questions is wouldn't something like this be sent out to two groups first. 1 The group that has been using PSN the longest and logs in every day. 2 PS Plus users, since you know....they are paying to get access to beta's... So far it just seems like random users. Unless it is for a game or something, at which point it is probably users that are participating in said community. If not then why invite random users? They would most likely "survey" people first. Also if it was a PSN beta and officially part of the site, you would be able to access it from the main site. This is how the PS Rewards Beta was. You didn't login into a special account, you logged into the main site, then clicked on the beta.
Sony has a team of beta testers that test everything before those two groups you mentioned. This site is just a place for them.
Yeah but this is supposedly inviting random people. IF people were getting invited, these two groups would be the ones getting invited....The PS Rewards had the initial beta testers too, and when invites went out it went to these groups.
Think i'll wait for something a little more official before i go putting my details in an unconfirmed site.
Wonder if this has anything to do with the PS store being down?
just got the beta and i am currently playing Killzone 4 with advanced PSN sweet
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