I haven't seen it mentioned here before, so I thought I'd give every PS3 owner a heads up. The new Playstation Network Plus service, in addition to having some cool content for free, is also supposed to give customers early access to demos and betas. I know there's the exclusive Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood beta later this year, but It seems highly likely that FFXIV could also be a special beta for PSN Plus users. So if anyone wants to increase their beta odds, I'd sign up for the 3 month (or year deal, not a bad deal really) subscription.
Here's a link for info and the notes about beta access:
The beta note is a bit further down.
Pricing is 17.99 for 3 months (not a bad idea for people who just want to wait and see if FFXIV is one of the betas) and 49.99 for a year, with a bonus 3 months free right now.
Now if only they add cross game voice chat so I can voice chat while playing the game....