hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

PlayStation Home

 photo

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...
 photo

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."
 photo

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 ...

 photo

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...
 photo

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 ...
 photo

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...
 photo

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...
 photo

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 ...
 photo

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. ...
 photo

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...
 photo

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...
 photo

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...
 photo

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. ...
 photo

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...
 photo

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...
 photo

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...
 photo

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 ...
 photo

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...
 photo

Final Fantasy XIII items and clothing hit PS Home


Apr 22
// Brad Nicholson
The Final Fantasy XIII Home items that our bros across the ocean have had forever are available in the US version of the digital social space. For a price, now even your lowly Avatar-person-thing can dress up like Lightning, ...
 photo

PlayStation Home has 12 million users


Mar 14
// Matthew Razak
Despite creeping me the f*ck out PlayStation Home is growing, and growing quickly. At GDC this year Jack Buser kicked off Sony's final day at the convention talking about PlayStation Home. This is an area he should know plent...
 photo

Greenberg responds to PlayStation Move ... kind of


Mar 13
// Jim Sterling
Microsoft demagogue Aaron Greenberg has responded to this week's official unveiling of the PlayStation Move ... by talking about how great Project Natal is. When asked about Sony's Wiimote, the Hype Meister simply explained h...
 photo

PlayStation Home player 'sexually assaulted'


Jan 18
// Jim Sterling
Sexual assault is not funny. Sexual assault in PlayStation Home is hilarious. This is a truth we have all come to accept, but one PS3 user believes it to be serious business. Claiming her roommate was "sexually assaulted," PS...
 photo

Sony launches Sodium, an MMO space in Home


Dec 17
// Nick Chester
Sony has announced that it's launching an MMO inside Home today called Sodium One. Players can enter in to the Sodium "Teleporter" found in Home's Central Plaza to play along with the kind-of-but-not-really free-to-play title...
 photo

More Street Fighter IV costumes, other stuff to hit Home


Dec 03
// Brad Nicholson
According to VideoGamer.com, a fresh PS Home update brings even more Street Fighter IV-themed costumes to SCE’s digital dance party service. Akuma, Balrog, C. Viper, El Fuerte, M. Bison, Rufus and Sagat are set to join ...
 photo

White Knight Chronicles makes Home fun for another hour


Nov 12
// Josh Tolentino
Say what you will about PlayStation Home, but I think it's alright. It's not quite worth spending much time in, but stuff does happen in there. Popping in every so often to see new gamespaces and watch the occasional trailer ...
 photo

A new Final Fantasy XIII trailer hitting Home real soon


Nov 12
// Brad Nicholson
I didn’t see much going on in PlayStation Home when I last visited, but things do happen in Sony’s digital dance party simulator. Case in point: this argument I witnessed last week. Uninteresting at a glance, but ...
 photo

Home still a priority for all those who care


Oct 31
// Matthew Razak
Do not panic! Playstation Home is still a priority. Please go back to whatever it is you were doing before you heard the news that it was possibly no longer a priority for Sony. Chances are whatever you were doing was not inv...
 photo

Ten Minute Taste: Home


Oct 31
// Brad Nicholson
What’s going on in PS Home? It’s a question I wanted to explore late last evening after I finished messing with Trine. I’ve had the Sony’s social thing on my PS3’s HD since the beta debuted, but...
 photo

Burn Zombie Burn! merchandise coming to PS Home


Oct 30
// Brad Nicholson
The crew at doublesix are looking to capitalize on the holiday festivities nearest to their latest PSN downloadable videogame’s undead heart. Starting now, people still dancing the night away in PS Home can buy two kin...
 photo

PlayStation Home gets some Halloween crap


Oct 29
// Jim Sterling
It's not just your local Walgreens that's stocked to the gills with Halloween-themed pagan nonsense. Sony has jumped on the spooktacular bandwagon to provide Halloween costumes for PlayStation Home, that Second Life thing tha...

Auto-loading more stories ... un momento, corazón ...