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E3 2008: PlayStation Home Patience "Will Be Rewarded"

Obviously, Sony would never have gone through their entire E3 conference without mentioning PlayStation Home, and SCEA CEO and president Jack Tretton lifted our spirits by handing out some very encouraging words during his speech.

First and foremost, he said this unique online service will be "worth the wait" when it finally launches its open beta later on this year. "Your patience will be more than rewarded," vowed Tretton, and then he went on to say that many publishers have lent their support to Home. This includes the likes of EA, Ubisoft, LucasArts and Activision, plus the non-game-related support from Nike. And then Sony previewed a new Home video: during the video, we saw players jumping into games like Warhawk and Resistance: Fall of Man from within Home, and from what we saw, everything looked slick and accessible. While the full service was scheduled to arrive later this year, we're starting to think the "fully robust" open beta will be almost as good, and we're definitely looking forward to it.

If we can gather up any new Home details as E3 rolls on, we'll post them up ASAP. In the meantime, just be patient...Tretton promises great things!

7/15/2008 Ben Dutka

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Fabi
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 12:59:33 AM
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We can only hope that it comes soon...

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orangpelupa
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 1:39:34 AM
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btw how much HDD space needed for HOME? O_o
i hope it go under 5GB

downloading big files is really a problem

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ThePoetRazel
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 5:41:34 AM

I think investing in a big HDD is a good idea. Between downloadable games, videos and demos HDDs full up fast. Plus mand' installs and add-ons. Home's file size is the least of a PS3 user's HDD worries.
Btw, if you got a 60gb model and changing the HDD, be careful with the 5 screws. Some of them are far overtightened.

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Tatsujin
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 7:52:11 PM

Poet is very right, but also... I doubt it will be anywhere near 5GB, Sony said they will keep it as minimal as possible.

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Bugzbunny109
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 9:17:16 AM
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Microsoft added the feature to create avatars, this is the problem microsoft has, they are just copying wii and ps3, can they at least get original? they thought that the avatars could compete with home, but the ability to create avatars is already in home. i went on yahoo, and they said that sony won E3. It was like this Sony, Microsoft, and Nitendo.

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Tatsujin
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 7:52:59 PM

Actually, everyone steals off everyone... It has been going around for ages.. lol COUGH BILL GATES COUGHCOUGH

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m2tbo
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 9:33:03 AM
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With in game xmb and now video download capability I am definitely upgrading my HD as soon as I get called back to work.

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Minishmaru
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 11:51:02 AM
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Well its definitly a kagillion times better than what Xbox live is umm...upgrading to. A Mii knockoff? AWESOME!!!....(note the sarcasm)

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Deleted User
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 12:24:23 PM
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We better be rewarded now microsoft is making similar to home because playstation announced it last year and gave MS all this time to make something to try to counter it.

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CptGreedle
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 1:52:31 PM
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bugz, M$ is not copying the PS3, they are copying the Wii with their Mii avatars. The PS3 is following the path of Second Life, which is not on consoles. It is a world where you make your avatar and interact with others in a cyber world.
I look forward to this but it is taking forever.

I added a 160GB to my PS3, easily, and am ready and waiting for the new game, no matter the size. I wonder if you can make several avatars or just one... and what kind of customization? How much will extras cost?
I hope Sony comes out with some more answers soon, along with the actual date of the open beta.

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Tatsujin
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 7:54:30 PM
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Cpt. is right... wtf is MS thinking, seriously who ever thought of the whole concept -Mii- needs to die, I made mine a few days ago and man, was I about to kill myself :(

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