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PlayStation Home Cafe Revealed

PlayStation Home has already grown considerably since its open beta roll-out late last year. We're still waiting on a few additions, but there's already more to do and see than in the first week of the ambitious application's existence. And now, another one is on the way, although we don't have an official announcement or date just yet.

It's the PlayStation Home Cafe, and you can see the screenshot gallery at PS3Fanboy; the pics first showed up at the official PlayStation forums. As you can see, this is an entirely new Space and while it's obviously empty (no virtual bodies can inhabit a space that doesn't even exist in virtual land yet!), we're sure plenty of Home users will want to check it out. We have no idea what this place will feature, but we have to assume it'll be something more besides tables, chairs and food. ...really, the idea of eating virtual food on a video screen only makes us hungry for real food, and will probably force us to put down the controller and turn off the PS3. But there are all sorts of possibilities, and we expect Sony to make the Cafe just as robust as other Home spaces. It's already available on the Asian Home, by the way, so its appearance in North America may be inevitable. More game-themed spaces should be coming soon as well, and of course, we can always use more decorations, clothes and Estates. We'll all become master interior decorators at some point, here.

And just as a reminder, we will always say "open beta" although it's quite possible that Home will remain in this stage forever. Basically, it's just so Sony can continue to alter and add; rather than saying Home is "finalized" and then moving on to update it to Home v1.2 or whatever (we'd end up with Home v37.51 or something). It's just simpler.

1/24/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (27 posts)

Bill_Clinton_
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 11:13:38 AM
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everyone seems to have there own opinions about Home but i think Home is awesome idea an once its filled with differnt activities for people to do it will make a greater experince.. starting with the EA space an continuing towards the future with other developers spaces...

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crapreviews
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 11:49:33 AM
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yeah this space is only new for NA home. this is already in japan and hong kong home

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Archangel
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 12:19:40 PM
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There's the contest going on with trying to name the US version of the cafe and the winner gets their suggestion for a name used along with a ten dollar voucher for items or so.

I'm thinking since it IS Chinese/Vietnamese New Years this weekend and plus they wanted originality, it should be named "Cafe Eja" (Cafe Asia).

Since they said they are "bringing the Café over from the Asian version of PlayStation®Home" it should keep some of its background and honor the Chinese/Vietnamese New Years Festival.

You guys should go read some of the suggestions, i mean i know its a cafe but i dont think it has anything to do with coffee or expresso. plus some of the suggestions lack originality and trademark infringement would be an issue. doenst anyone have any originality or imagination?

my suggestion is "Cafe Eja"
anyone agree? =)

Happy Chinese/Vietnamese New Years everyone!

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Gregory Freeman
Sunday, January 25, 2009 @ 3:31:00 PM

Canadians share a home server with the states... and that competition is limited to US residents only... which really pisses me off concidering its our server to. Its like Home is a bus that canadians are forsed to sit in the back seat of...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 12:37:48 PM
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Cool, I hope we do get it, I was disappointed that we didn't get the winter scene.

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city96
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 1:02:11 PM
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i want photo frames and bean bags and tvs and stereos and what they promised WAAAAAAAAA!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 6:03:29 PM

And a bloody shelf for my trophies.

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somethingrandom
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 11:42:58 PM

Should be limited to like 10 or so of your favorite trophy's. That'd be great.

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Fabi
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 2:20:48 PM
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It looks pointless. Home just isn't for me, at least not at this point.

Like someone else pointed out, the reason you go to a cafe in real life is to eat and drink coffee, so what is the point of it in Home?

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Zaben
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 3:47:45 PM

This.

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www
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 4:06:53 PM

Heck,your avatar needs food to survive,Niko drinks,eats at comrades and burger shot respectively,nobody complains!

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wasim
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 9:59:18 PM

stop complaining

Home is awesome

much better than lame mii rip off aka NXE

you BOTS should just whining

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ps3king
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 2:58:30 PM
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When is motorstorm place coming to home?

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Scarecrow
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 3:08:09 PM
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They've gott add "towns" where you can live in the same town as your friends(Animal Crossing style)

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Dogswithguns
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 3:55:36 PM

Yeah, it'd cool we can become a dog or a cat or some rodent.... good idea.

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www
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 3:54:30 PM
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They say Home hasn't lived up to the hype but seriously am finding it difficult to make friends on LIVE.

Anytime i wanna socialize,make new friends i just enter Home,the next minute i have 5 more friends added,so easy.
Even though i have the 360 headphones,i barely use it cause ma account expired,how lame.I don't have a ps3 headset though,but making friends is easy thanks to home.

Home puts all kinds of ps3 users in a place and as to who you want to befriend is up to you but with NXE/LIVE,you make friends with only the people you play with in a game.

OFF TOPIC: I just watched my brother finish PoP as it wasn't impressive from the start thus i couldn't hold on to it,i was busy playing GeoW2.Everything came to an end after defeating Elika's dad,and wat's next....we were left hanging.My bro was like "HUH??....is that all,this game has no meaning".
Am forced to believe Eurogamer's 6/10 score for PoP is absolutely RIGHT!!!!

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OhYessss
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 4:16:00 PM

Cheers for the spoiler.

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Naga
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 5:18:58 PM

Aww welcome to multi-platform next gen limitations

6/10 is way too low for PoP but many fans hated the game, many liked it the ending was great though?

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www
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 7:37:17 PM

Awww damn i guess i didn't realize i was spoiling PoP for some of you,btw my bro spoilt it for me also,i mean i was bout half way through and he was almost done but i couldn't help watching him finish it up.

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MetalHead09
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 5:07:06 PM
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i think home is pretty cool but is there really anything to do in these spaces besides talking to different people? like the red bull space, i went there and there was nothing to do or interact with. am i missing something?

i like the bowling and stuff but these different spaces just seem naked yuh know what i mean?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 6:06:48 PM

I imagine they are just more of a basic infrastructure in which little things will be added later.

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dveisalive
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 9:56:24 PM
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I rather go to a real cafe in reality! Anyways how does this cafe thing work? meet and leave?

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LegendaryWolfeh
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 10:38:25 PM
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Hm, Cafe, kinda like the plaza without the saucer pop and music....lol maybe it should be a Bar and Tavern instead lol, a Shots mini-game lol you know, bounce the quarter, whoever gets the most wins =D yay lol but then sony would be promoting alchohol? lol oh well, on a side note, i drove to my job in my own car for the first time today =D woot lol

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fundando
Sunday, January 25, 2009 @ 2:16:25 AM
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yawn, i installed home one got bored to death. Today i installed again, yep just as boring. It'b be cool if they had some mini-games that I actually wanted to play. Some bust a groove action or anything mildly entertaining.

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robinhood2010
Sunday, January 25, 2009 @ 1:48:02 PM
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i think us EU Home Owners suffer the most.
No game spaces at all yet.

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opsdaddy
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 6:14:41 AM
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@MetalHead09: if you stand right next to the fence and look directly at one of the three pylon racer planes, there, you will be able to fly one through a rather tricky closed-circuit course. You may have to slide along the fence a bit in order to trigger the event.

Speaking of which, I think that Home lives or dies based less on the spaces it provides, but rather on the activities it enables. Sure, mingling is cool, but sometimes I go there just to engage in mini-games like Pool, Bowling, or flying the planes. Here's hoping they keep adding new and improved mini-games. Also, aside from echochrome, the rest of Home's arcade games are lame and should be changed out. Just my 2 cents, though...

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:00:03 AM
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I don't know about the rest of you but I find Home a bit boring...I actually managed to try the Red-Bull racing out and it was kind of neat, although it would have been better to race against someone else. I don't know maybe it's just me, but I've tried to like it, but Home just isn't my thing...

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