Playstation Rewards Beta Invites Are Going Out Now


If you are a GAP member and/or an early adopter of PlayStation Plus, be sure to check your email to see if you were accepted in the PlayStation Rewards program. Sony announced the program recently as an awards incentive for doing exactly what you already do and that’s play games. Good luck to all, hopefully more details unfold soon.

Click more to see new information taken directly from the PlayStation®Rewards Beta Agreement

all of the following was taken directly from the

PlayStation®Rewards Beta Agreement

…and should answer a few of the questions u may have

The Rewards Beta Program begins on October 28, 2010 (“Start Date”) and continues until March 31, 2011 (“End Date”). The period of time between and including the Start Date and End Date is referred to as the “Rewards Beta Program Period.” Each Beta Participant’s status progress will be set to zero at the Start Date. Status progress reflects how close a member is to achieving a tier in the Rewards Beta Program.

Beta Participants can improve their status positively by participating in activities on PSN or with PlayStation-brand products that SCEA determines contribute to a Beta Participant’s status progress (“Rewards Beta Program Activities”).

not sure what they mean by activities

Participation in Rewards Beta Program Activities will determine a Beta Participants participation or tier status during the Beta. SCEA will inform Beta Participants through the Site or e-mail messages of the general types of activities that affect Rewards Beta Program status and therefore constitute Rewards Beta Program Activities, but SCEA may track other activities as Rewards Beta Program Activities without disclosing these activities

If your status progresses enough during the Rewards Beta Program to reach a Rewards tier, SCEA will notify you that you have reached a new Reward tier. Data for some Rewards Beta Program Activities, specifically those involving use of the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system but including others, may not be reflected in your Beta Participant status progress for up to 60 days and sometimes longer.

SCEA will notify you via e-mail when you reach a new tier status and have earned a Reward (“Rewards Notification”). Rewards Notifications will include a voucher code that Beta Participants may redeem and download Rewards through the PlayStation Store. Beta Participants will have 30 days from notification to redeem Rewards, unless the Rewards Notification provides a different time frame for redemption. If Beta Participant does not redeem a Reward within this 30-day period or other specified time frame, Beta Participant forfeits that reward. Rewards are available only while supplies last and quantities may be limited. Beta Participants have no property rights in their Rewards Beta Program status or Rewards.

this does mean we may lose all rewards at the end of the beta..so u have been warned

this is just a few snippets from the agreement for the entire thing go here

http://images.innovyx.net/dp/scea/beta/rewards/terms/index.html


Written by: Eddie - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by Oly on October 28th, 2010 [ 132360 Points ]

    I’m in woohoo!

  2. #2 by kennygk on October 28th, 2010 [ 25823 Points ]

    I don’t get why im not invited to GAP. Sony sends me invitations to pretty much every beta lol

  3. #3 by Oly on October 28th, 2010 [ 132360 Points ]

    Same here kennyg..

  4. #4 by anarchymarie on October 28th, 2010 [ 390 Points ]

    in! whoooooooooooooooooooooo!
    and from what i remember, getting into the GAP happens incredibly infrequently. i think they add new members maybe every 6 months.
    i’ve been part of it for about 6 years now. i’ve got that GAP hat somewhere…

  5. #5 by anon on October 28th, 2010

    never heard of GAP

    anyways this seems….ok?

    kinda sucks we start from the ground up instead of it looking in our gaming backround, trophy list, and transaction history to give us the exp or whatever we get to upgrade tiers

  6. #6 by Jay on October 28th, 2010 [ 83111 Points ]

    I’ve been in the GAP for years, too (since 2004).

    Anyway, I’m in, too! I wish they would retro rewards/status for past games, though. Now to see how this is going to work…

  7. #7 by Oly on October 28th, 2010 [ 132360 Points ]

    Dont see where it shows any progress.. hmm played 3 diff games soo far to see what happend and nothing lol

  8. #8 by Flashray on October 29th, 2010 [ 90 Points ]

    what’s gap..
    is this only us ?

  9. #9 by djlazyness on October 29th, 2010 [ 1395 Points ]

    My question is the same as Flashray, what is gap? and is it for us ppl only?

  10. #10 by Eddie on October 29th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    Gaming Advisory Panel. You have to be signed up to Playstation.com to get in. You would be selected at random. Very slim chances. I’ve been a member since 2004 and have not gotten in yet.

  11. #11 by djlazyness on October 29th, 2010 [ 1395 Points ]

    I have regestied as much as i can on the us site, but as i have uk ps3 model i can not resgestor any of my hardware or games so techinically my profile is not complete, so i douth that i will be invite to gap. I hope that there bring something like this for the uk ppl i have regestired everything on the uk site

  12. #12 by derrickgott007 on October 29th, 2010 [ 871 Points ]

    I’m in!

  13. #13 by lordincubus on October 29th, 2010 [ 185 Points ]

    Is GAP the same as Playstation underground? I have been apart of that for years. Now that I think about it I believe I am a part of it.

  14. #14 by Eddie on October 29th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    lordincubus: Is GAP the same as Playstation underground?I have been apart of that for years.Now that I think about it I believe I am a part of it.  

    Nope. different thing.

  15. #15 by Tosh on October 29th, 2010 [ 1102 Points ]

    I got in as well, I entered the contest too.

  16. #16 by EdEN on October 29th, 2010 [ 142801 Points ]

    Got my invite and registered. Now I just need to really read the FAQ since it seems that if you play retail PS3 games you get points to go up a tier and since november will be PS3 month at home…

    What contest do you speak of Tosh?

  17. #17 by Eddie on October 29th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    EdEN: What contest do you speak of Tosh?  

    There is a chance to win a trip to CES on the front page of the playstation rewards site. Only playstation rewards members can enter.

    Also the FAQ’s are very vague. Still many unanswered questions.

    • #18 by Tosh on October 29th, 2010 [ 1102 Points ]

      Ya I meant the CES Trip.

  18. #19 by EdEN on October 29th, 2010 [ 142801 Points ]

    Ah, right. Got the email this morning. And yeah, the FAQ IS very vague and most of the pages in the rewards section of the site either don’t register the first time I click or don’t load at all. We’ll I buy PSN games every other week or so and I’ll be doing a lot of gaming in November buuuuuut they say I have to play a new game for the first time so, what is a new game to them? A new release? Just popping in a game disc into the system for the first time? Saving for the first time? Getting my first trophy in a game?

    Anything free we get out of it (avatar, voucher, bragging rights) is always great but Sony needs to actually let us know what exactly will help us go up in tier.

  19. #20 by Oly on October 29th, 2010 [ 132360 Points ]

    EdEN:

    Ah, right. Got the email this morning. And yeah, the FAQ IS very vague and most of the pages in the rewards section of the site either don’t register the first time I click or don’t load at all. We’ll I buy PSN games every other week or so and I’ll be doing a lot of gaming in November buuuuuut they say I have to play a new game for the first time so, what is a new game to them? A new release? Just popping in a game disc into the system for the first time? Saving for the first time? Getting my first trophy in a game?

    Anything free we get out of it (avatar, voucher, bragging rights) is always great but Sony needs to actually let us know what exactly will help us go up in tier.  

    ^

    I poped in 3 different game to see what happend, but i cant see where a progress bar has moved at all..
    Anyone?

  20. #21 by Eddie on October 29th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    Oly:
    I poped in 3 different game to see what happend, but i cant see where a progress bar has moved at all..
    Anyone?  

    Sony stated to give it two weeks for things to reflect. I’m guessing they want it to be more of a fun extra for gamers and not a competition between gamers.

  21. #22 by Eddie on October 29th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    all of the following was taken directly from the

    PlayStation®Rewards Beta Agreement

    …and should answer a few of the questions u may have

    The Rewards Beta Program begins on October 28, 2010 (“Start Date”) and continues until March 31, 2011 (“End Date”). The period of time between and including the Start Date and End Date is referred to as the “Rewards Beta Program Period.” Each Beta Participant’s status progress will be set to zero at the Start Date. Status progress reflects how close a member is to achieving a tier in the Rewards Beta Program.

    Beta Participants can improve their status positively by participating in activities on PSN or with PlayStation-brand products that SCEA determines contribute to a Beta Participant’s status progress (“Rewards Beta Program Activities”).

    not sure what they mean by activities

    Participation in Rewards Beta Program Activities will determine a Beta Participants participation or tier status during the Beta. SCEA will inform Beta Participants through the Site or e-mail messages of the general types of activities that affect Rewards Beta Program status and therefore constitute Rewards Beta Program Activities, but SCEA may track other activities as Rewards Beta Program Activities without disclosing these activities

    If your status progresses enough during the Rewards Beta Program to reach a Rewards tier, SCEA will notify you that you have reached a new Reward tier. Data for some Rewards Beta Program Activities, specifically those involving use of the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system but including others, may not be reflected in your Beta Participant status progress for up to 60 days and sometimes longer.

    SCEA will notify you via e-mail when you reach a new tier status and have earned a Reward (“Rewards Notification”). Rewards Notifications will include a voucher code that Beta Participants may redeem and download Rewards through the PlayStation Store. Beta Participants will have 30 days from notification to redeem Rewards, unless the Rewards Notification provides a different time frame for redemption. If Beta Participant does not redeem a Reward within this 30-day period or other specified time frame, Beta Participant forfeits that reward. Rewards are available only while supplies last and quantities may be limited. Beta Participants have no property rights in their Rewards Beta Program status or Rewards.

    this does mean we may lose all rewards at the end of the beta..so u have been warned

    this is just a few snippets from the agreement for the entire thing go here

    http://images.innovyx.net/dp/scea/beta/rewards/terms/index.html

  22. #23 by EdEN on October 29th, 2010 [ 142801 Points ]

    Well, it IS a Beta and as with most once the Beta is done you’re back to square one. First one to get an email from Sony detailing their activities and how they reflect on their PS Rewards account please let us know about it.


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