As Activision steps into the bold new future of online social stuff with Call of Duty Elite, it's giving you the opportunity to see that future in ... the nearer future. A page just opened offering signups for a closed beta.

You just need your birthdate, your console preference (which may require some soul-searching!) and your email address. Oh, and you need a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops, the game to which the beta is tied. But you probably have one of those already.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.