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PlayStation Home is dead


Finally, it limps sadly into the sunset
Apr 01
// Laura Kate Dale
PlayStation Home, a virtual world where PlayStation gamers could meet, socialize and not do much else, passed away today in the early hours of the morning. There was no fanfare, no special goodbye, just a gentle passing on. S...
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Digital Y2K

Seeking a friend for the end of PlayStation Home


Digital Y2K party
Mar 31
// Steven Hansen
You Can't Go (PlayStation) Home Again [Giant Bomb]
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PS Home

You don't know what you got 'til it's gone


They paved paradise
Mar 31
// Brett Makedonski
You Can't Go (PlayStation) Home Again [Giant Bomb]  
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PlayStation Home

There's no place like PlayStation Home


You'll never find those red slippers now
Mar 31
// Darren Nakamura
You Can't Go (PlayStation) Home Again [Giant Bomb]  

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PS Home closure

Sony to shutter PlayStation Home in Japan and Asia


You can never go home again
Aug 24
// Kyle MacGregor
PlayStation Home is being snuffed out in Japan and the rest of Asia next year. SCEJA will no longer sell virtual items for the service after September 24, and will close Home's doors for good in March 2015. Speaking with Game...
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Hey! You can buy a Mr Destructoid helmet for your Xbox Avatar


We also have a PlayStation Home shirt for all those times you use PlayStation Home
Mar 05
// mrandydixon
You may recall about a year-and-a-half ago, when we unveiled the Destructoid line of merchandise for your Xbox Live Avatars. At the time, the biggest request was that we get a Mr Destructoid helmet to join the cool shirts and...

Contest: Win a PSN gift card and some Star Trek swag!

Sep 10 // mrandydixon
Here's the run-down of each prize pack: Grand Prize (1 winner) Cubify Star Trek: The Next Generation personalized 3D printed figurine PS Home Star Trek: The Next Generation collection (voucher codes for all items) Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray movie collection $49 PSN card 2nd Place (1 winner) PS Home Star Trek: The Next Generation collection (voucher codes for all items) Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray movie collection $20 PSN card 3rd Place (1 winner) PS Home Star Trek: The Next Generation collection (voucher codes for all items) $10 PSN card Runners Up (10 winners) Voucher code for one Star Trek: The Next Generation PS Home costume *Cash equivalent may be awarded in lieu of prize listed for international winners.
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Celebrate the launch of The Next Generation items on PS Home
[Update: Contest over! Big winners are Agent9, Adam Ruining, and WildHairZero! (10 runners-up have been PM'd codes for their avatars.)] Our friends at Flashman Studios recently unveiled a new line of Star Trek: The Next Gener...

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TGS: Amazing Farm takes next-gen gardening to new heights


Sep 23
// Allistair Pinsof
I never thought I'd see a gardening game better than Odin Sphere, Waking Mars, or Harvest Moon, but Amazing Farm may just be it. Holy crap. Sitting on benches with gardening gnomes, talking to plants, and having a plant danc...
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At E3 this week, Sony showed off their latest free-to-play release for PlayStation Home called -- w-w-wait, come back! Okay, I know PlayStation Home isn't the first place you go when you're looking for a new cover-based mult...

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Get your FREE Destructoid t-shirt for PlayStation Home


Nov 03
// Dale North
PlayStation Home's big relaunch kicks off today, and we've got something for you to wear to the celebration. You can check out Home's redesign, new genre-based districts, and new games in a Destructoid t-shirt! Recognize thi...

PlayStation Home relaunch games revealed, coming Nov 3

Nov 02 // Dale North
Bootleggers ’29: Set in the seedy underbelly of the Roaring Twenties, this PlayStation Home exclusive first-person shooter found in the Action District pits cops vs. criminals in a Prohibition-era game of Capture the Cask. Boasting real-time multiplayer action, a variety of vintage weapons and unlockable rewards, and the unique ability to play as your PlayStation Home avatar, Bootleggers ’29 is a 100% free-to-play game that introduces a classic narrative to the modern shooter genre.    PlayStation Home Hold ‘Em: A series of backroom poker tables hosted in the brand new Sportswalk district, PlayStation Home Hold ‘Em squares players off in a no-holds-barred, winner-take-all battle of the bluffs. Only the best of the best will progress to the high stakes tables and collect all the prizes in this free version of the wildly-popular Texas Hold ‘Em card game.   PlayStation Home Sports Trivia: Test your sports expertise against the PlayStation Home community and unlock a series of themed rewards in this massive sports trivia game, found in the Sportswalk. Packed with over 10,000 trivia questions, this game will challenge the memories of even the most die-hard sports fans.   RC Rally: Build and customize your own remote controlled car and race against friends over multiple courses, performing stunts and tricks and unlocking numerous upgrades along the way.  This fast-paced PlayStation Home original game can be found in the new Pier Park.   Cogs: A 3D version of Lazy 8 Studios award-winning Steampunk puzzle game, Cogs can be found front-and-center in PlayStation Home’s new Hub. Build a variety of machines from sliding tiles and unlock exclusive PlayStation Home rewards in this highly-addictive puzzler.   PlayStation Home Theater: The PlayStation Home Theater sports an ultra-modern architectural design and hosts a wide range of videos programmed specifically for PlayStation gamers, including episodes of Pulse and Qore, trailers and interviews from the PlayStation Blog, and exclusive user-generated videos in the popular Community Theater.   PlayStation Home Mall: The PlayStation Home Mall is loaded with thousands of pieces of content from some of the most popular game and entertainment IPs in the world. Shop for PlayStation Home games, extravagant personal spaces, costumes, clothing items and other avatar enhancements, and tons more in the redesigned Mall.  
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Earlier this year we spoke with PlayStation Home Director Jack Buser to find out what we could expect with the relaunch of PlayStation Home. That relaunch is set for tomorrow, and now we have details on the games you'll ...

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Sony wants indies to come Home


Oct 10
// Fraser Brown
Sony continues its efforts to revitalize PlayStation Home. With its redesign imminent Sony is trying to drum up more interest in Home's indie content. That might be a good thing, since until just now I didn't know such things...
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PlayStation Home welcomes movie makers


Sep 30
// Fraser Brown
I'm not sure if there's crazy stuff going on in PlayStation Home that most of the world is not privy to, but if there is we're sure to find out now that Sony has released a new video capture tool. The Loot Active Camera gives...
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Get excited! PS Home 1.55 out this Thursday


Sep 28
// Kyle MacGregor
Yes! The highly anticipated Update 1.55 is making is finally making its way to PlayStation Home this week. The patch not only features essential fixes like updates to the wardrobe and furniture browser, but other generic ...

PlayStation Home gets a major overhaul this fall

Aug 23 // Dale North
The central area, called the Hub, and these four districts will be populated with several different types of games. Buser says we can expect free-to-play titles, much like you'd find on social networks like Facebook. 2D, web-like titles will continue to find a home in Home. This means that users will see games games with purchasable items, freemium titles, and ad-sponsored games. As you'd expect, micro transactions to upgrade items or abilities in games will be available.  Buser says that they are also working to apply this business model to core games: "We're actually applying this to core, console game types. We're applying this to FPSes, online multiplayer racing games and shooters and the like." The redesign focused on making the Home experience faster to get into. Users will arrive at the central transportation Hub, which replaces the current central plaza. From this Hub users can choose which district they would like to visit and explore. The client will also be upgraded in an attempt to improve get in time. Buser tells me that this new client 1.55 has been reworked to minimize the time it takes to actually get into the game. A new Activity Board at this Hub will also list quests that will make PS Home itself a sort of game. Users can pick daily quests to work towards to receive rewards that can range from free virtual items and spaces to full games.  This gamification of Home is deeper than simple fetch quests, though. Buser says that the they can actually build complex, narrative, branching quests that could last months. "For the very first time Home is going to have a sense of persistence. It's going to remember the decisions that you've made in the past and can alter the experience based on your decisions or your performance."  For current users of Home, know that the heart of the experience hasn't changed. The basic framework of Home is going to stay the same, so users will still be able to enjoy the current games, locations and purchases. "People that want to continue to interact with Home the way they've done in the past can continue to do so," Buser stressed.  Some smaller upgrades to Home will make for a deeper experience.The event system will now open up event creation to the community.  Users will be able to promote their own events to their friends alongside Sony-run events. Home will further explore Total Game Integration (TGI), which will let actions in Home unlock features in full Blu-ray game releases. "The goal here, behind all of this, is to elevate games on the platform and really reinforce the evolution of home from a social network to a social game platform, and to really get people to come in and start playing games."
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PlayStation Home will see big changes later this year. Sony is working to overhaul the focus completely, changing Home from a virtual world experience to a game world, pushing it forward as a social games platform. Last week ...

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Dead Island infects PlayStation Home


Jul 26
// Liam Fisher
In what may be the most exciting PlayStation Home related news in living memory (topping even the announcement of Home itself), Dead Island publisher Deep Silver has announced that the upcoming zombie-survival/First person me...
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Irem removing pretty much all of its content from PSN


Jul 23
// Bob Muir
If you absolutely need an R-Type game on your PSP Go, your window of opportunity is rapidly closing. Irem is removing almost all of its content from the PlayStation Network, meaning eight PSP games and four PS1 games will no ...
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Sony: Only the most hardcore gamers use PlayStation Home


Jul 01
// Jim Sterling
Sony has claimed that only the most hardcore PS3 gamers use PlayStation Home. That sounds like a failure, given the services casual, Second Life-esque dressing, but if Sony wants to spin the fact that a comparatively&nbs...
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PlayStation Home gets a virtual Ford showroom


Jun 20
// Dale North
The first car dealer virtual showroom (they say) is coming to PlayStation Home. Ford Motor Compay has just launched their showroom in Home for North America, and in it you can check out cars like the Edge and Fiesta. The Ford...
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Half a million hits for PS Home during E3 2011


Jun 17
// Dale North
Sony saw how great the turnout was last year for their PlayStation Home virtual E3 booth, so they did it again this year. It was a success, with over 500,000 users popping in to check out what Sony has in store for us in the ...
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Sony E3 press conference and booth in PlayStation Home


Jun 01
// Dale North
If you can't make it to the real E3 you can at least virtually visit the Sony's booth. You'll also be able to virtually attend the press conference. All of this will be possible in PlayStation Home next week, says Sony. ...
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Sony wants you to give PS Home another chance


Feb 24
// Jim Sterling
If you have a moderately high IQ, there's a good chance that you've tried PlayStation Home, deduced that it's a vapid waste of space, and promptly deleted it from your PS3 hard drive. Sony, however, hasn't given up on the poo...
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NASA + Sony: Watch shuttle launch on PlayStation Home


Feb 24
// Dale North
Tonight at 4:50 p.m. EST Space Shuttle Discovery will launch into space. This is the first time you'll be able to participate in a sort of social launch using your PS3.  The launch will go social in PlayStation Home. Use...
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Japan's PlayStation Home gets a Disgaea 4 space


Feb 24
// Dale North
Dood, Prinnys and all! Disgaea goes Home with this new space for the 4th game. Japanator reports that the space is filled with mini games and various Disgaea themed items. The best one has to be the "Teku Teku Prinny" item, a...
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7-Eleven offers exclusive LBP2, Killzone 3 and Home DLC


Jan 03
// Jim Sterling
Sony fans are about to get one step closer to a heart attack with word that 7-Eleven is offering up exclusive downloadable content for LittleBigPlanet 2, Killzone 3 and PlayStation Home in exchange for Slurpee purchases. ...
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Microsoft: PlayStation Home is a 'nice chat room'


Dec 06
// Jim Sterling
Making fun of PlayStation Home at this point is like steadily kicking an autistic in the bollocks, but that hasn't stopped Microsoft from doing it anyway. Stephen McGill has written the poor man's Second Life off as a "nice c...
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PlayStation Home gets voice chat next week (ZOMG!)


Nov 08
// Jim Sterling
According to Sony, "tons of cool stuff" is coming to its Second Life clone/virtual advertising world PlayStation Home. Among the expected features is the return of an old one -- voice chat! This comes on November 11 in Update...
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Sony, Codename bringing exclusive indie games to Home


Jul 19
// Nick Chester
Sony has announced that it's making PlayStation Home that much more appealing to gamers by partnering with indie game label Codename to provide original game content. Among the first games announced is Dueling Gentlemen by th...
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Prinnies invade PlayStation Home, doods!


Jun 29
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Hey! A reason to turn on PlayStation Home AND keep it on for three hours before actually getting to use it because of all the mandatory updates that need to be installed! The Nippon Ichi lounge in PlayStation Home is playing ...
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PlayStation Home is 'not sh*t'


May 27
// Jim Sterling
Home is pretty rubbish, and anybody with a brain knows it. The publisher has thus far been able to hide behind the crapness of the poor man's Second Life by claiming that it's still in beta, but that excuse won't wash for muc...

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