SOCOM got me. For the first time in this decade, I’ve pre-ordered a video game. It runs $5 at Gamestop, but provides access to the public beta – ahead of SOCOM: Confrontation‘s October 14th release. I opted for the $60 bundle which will include the official Playstation 3 Bluetooth headset. While most BT headsets probably work fine, this model integrates a gamer-friendly mute button with onscreen status. (Frankly, Sony should provide a basic headset of some sort in the PS3 box. As the folks from Redmond do.)
If you too want in on the SOCOM beta, let me know in the comments. I’m permitted to share the unique promotion code with two of my “best friends” … That’s you, right? I’ll randomly pick a pair of winners in the next day or so.