Speaking of Final Fantasy XIV, the upcoming MMO has started accepting beta applications. Applicants need to be at least 18 years of age, have a Square Enix ID account, plenty of hard drive space, and be coherent enough to submit bug reports in either English, Japanese, French, or German. And a little bit of luck wouldn’t hurt.
As game director Hiromichi Tanaka said back in October, the beta will happen in stages, with the number of users increasing each time. Anyone who’s not accepted right away will get their application reconsidered for the next round, so there’s no need to apply twice or more. Doing that will in fact “invalidate all of that individual’s applications.”
The beta’s happening with the PC version only right now, though the application page does mention that “details regarding recruitment for the PlayStation 3 version will be released at a later date.” So looks like there’s been a change in those PC-only plans in the last two months.