You missed it! From approximately 13:00 Pacific Daylight Time on August 9, 2000 until roughly the same time today, Sega was taking applications for
beta testers for the company's online gaming network, Sega.net. Sega was seeking the services
of roughly 100 volunteers that will be expected to put the fledgling gaming network through
the rigors of hardcore game testing.
The 100 beta-testers will be selected from the pool of applicants. According to Sega's Chief Technology
Officer Lynn MacConnell, only a few short hours after the application went up on the Sega.net website Sega.net had
already gathered info from well over 1000 applicants.
Sega.net's beta-test application is closed now, so if you missed your chance, the opportunity is gone.
Gamers picked to serve as official beta testers will be contacted directly by MacConnell. They will be
expected to test several titles
over the course of August 21st to August 29th. Applicants needed to have been at least 18 years old and be willing
to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Sega.net launches as a fully-functional gaming
network on September 7.