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Has The PlayStation Home Mania Completely Disappeared?

The contrast is bizarre. Throughout 2008 and especially towards the end of the year, there were countless PlayStation Home headlines. Granted, a lot of them were focused on a possible launch date, but there were tons of other articles, including interviews, editorials, and pieces presenting plenty of new information/details. Then, the momentous event came in December and... 'looks around' Where the hell did it go?

Of course, this industry is insanely fickle. As impossible as it may seem now, come April, there won't be six trillion Killzone 2 headlines splattered all over the Internet. But Home isn't a video game; it's an innovative online service designed to change the way we interact with the PlayStation community. It's a landmark achievement in the realm of virtual communication. Yes, it's all of those things and yet...nobody is talking about it! No one has anything to say! There's nothing bad, nothing good, just...nothing. We're aware there aren't any new updates right now, and we're certain any new additions to Home will get headlines, but it just seems as if Home would have more weekly attention. Given the amount of hype and the sheer number of people who were anxiously awaiting its release, you would think that, at the very least, feedback would be showing up all over the place in the form of op-ed pieces. But no; game journalists apparently have nothing more to add, and it's even hard to find mention of Home in forums.

We're not saying Home isn't popular - we have no idea if it is; we'd like some rough numbers concerning activity - and we're not saying it doesn't have the same awesome potential it had last year. Personally, I knew I'd never be too enthralled with the idea no matter how advanced it got, but I know plenty of PlayStation 3 owners who just loved the idea. They're tooling around in Home from time to time; I know they are. But they just don't have much to say, and maybe that's just because there isn't much to talk about right now. I still find it exceedingly strange that something so gigantic can literally fall off the face of the planet in a matter of a few weeks. Well, maybe it's just because the media's role in this phenomeon is over, and instead of avid Home users going online to talk about it, they go into HOME to talk about it.  You know, with other users.  I suppose that's a possibility, but even so...

1/31/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (98 posts)

Deleted User []
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 11:16:18 AM
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I wasn't really expecting home to be anything long lasting honestly.

PS3 owners want to spend time playing games. I would think that the friends they do have are either online tearing it up or in real life. I never really got why anyone would spend a vast amount of time in it.

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Phoelix
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 12:54:52 PM

I feel something similar. However, if Sony can put up all of their content (speeches, etc.) from E3 and other conferences in a virtual theater, that would be fantastic.

For me, friends online are great, but playing the games is greater.

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The Cheat
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 2:24:16 PM

It has potential, but i agree with you while i was curious to see what it is, there is nothing in there that interests me. but every time i do log on it seems to have quite a few people.

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Deleted User
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 2:43:37 PM

They need more stuff.

Like have people be able to ride skateboards are bikes and make parks for em.

It could be great. Its up to Sony to want to.

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SarahPalinMILF
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 4:07:55 PM

Woah...who's the naked broad in your profile picture...

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Deleted User
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 4:20:35 PM

Like my new pic huh?

I dont see anyone bitching about this haha.

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LCF
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 5:05:10 PM

Im not complaining cause the girl knows more than you about the only thing the X360 is good for, other than a doorstop.

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ps92117
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 5:26:57 PM

what you think my gf would say if she saw me in this site with that pic, joshua ?

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Deleted User
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 7:17:52 PM

Tell her what happens when she dates a Xbox guy;)

Last edited by n/a on 1/31/2009 7:18:00 PM

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PS3_Wizard
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 7:37:44 PM

Why would a hot gurl date a xbox guy? Xbox don't have a PS3 because they can't afford it. Hot gurls LOVE money. Any time a guy can dish out $600 for a ps3 is something spectacular!

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Deleted User
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 7:56:16 PM

^^^Now that was a stupid comment.

90 percent of girls dont give 2 thoughts about gaming. Not to mention that a hardly dought any women on earth would date a guy because he has a PS3. That goes for a 360 to.

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moose88
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 12:23:23 AM

I guess 90% of girls don't give 2 thoughts towards grammar or spelling either...

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Deleted User
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 8:18:05 AM

^^The perfect comeback when you have no real response.

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ps92117
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 1:01:14 PM

I still dislike joshua as an xbot but I have to agree with him

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Deleted User
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 1:20:02 PM

^^+1

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PS3_Wizard
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 11:00:12 AM

I was joking around with you josh, so there was no need to call my comment stupid. But that brings me to another thing. You sure as hell did get defensive. Maybe you are broke?

Plus your comment under mine totally contradicts your comment above mine. You say no woman would date anyone for a ps3 or 360, but you say "tell her thats what happens when she dates an xbox guy"

Now I understand you were just joking, but since you felt the need to be a kill joy and take MY JOKE to heart, I'll do the same to your post.

So my post may have been stupid, but you ACTED stupid.

To ellaborate on moose88's comment:
If you try to make anyone look stupid, then it would be wise to use better spelling. Would you become offended if a Retard called you a Retard? I sure as hell wouldn't be...

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Deleted User
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 11:11:20 AM

Im far from broke.


But you took it to seriously I guess. Oh well thats what I hate about online..You cant let the person know how you mean it when you say it..

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dillonthebunny
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 11:27:30 AM
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they need to push forward, they need to upgrade each region with the same things.. currently the UK is the worst HOME followed by Japan. we have nothing.. at least Japan has the Namco arcades and darts, but still.. even if the US and UK region had new upgrades, we wouldnt know because there is no advertising on HOME.


Personally, I think they should force you to be on HOME. I think HOME should be the face of the PS3, if youre not online then fine use the XMB, but I think that first port of call when turning on the PS3 should be HOME.

You start off in your flat, you dont have to leave it.. but thats the whole point, at least your using home.. you might even venture outside.
I know a lot of people who havent even tried HOME, so I say make them use it.. at the end of the day nothing changes apart from a truly unique XMB for the PS3!

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ps92117
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 11:38:12 AM

correction currently the UK one is the best home lol

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 12:45:05 PM

US has nothing...at...all.

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JohnnyGold
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 12:49:52 PM

this is exactly how i feel about it.

home should be your HOME on the ps3. it should be the default setting as opposed to the xmb. every new ps3 should have a little instruction manual that explains what home is and how it works. if you want to switch to an xmb and never deal with home, fine, but at least make it there for everyone from the start.

in your apartment, you should have your trophy case, a bravia to watch movies on, some virtual picture frames to show off your photos, a sony reciever to play your music, etc.

then, you could leave your apartment and go hang out with other people, which would essentially be going online and laoding the home community, or just stay in it and play ps3 all day.

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djjake
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 6:03:25 AM

no no, i'm from the UK and i can tell you there is nothing.

they did add that psp hunt thing but it only interested me for about 10minutes

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bamf
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 10:34:36 AM

I've been in both US and UK HOME and US has more, but only just a little.

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Robochic
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 11:28:32 AM
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I think it still has a large hype but now that it's out like anything else it's being used, when people desperatly want something they talk a lot about it in hopes that the game publishers will hear our voice once they do, we shut up and enjoy. It's like that on all consoles. I enjoy home but i've been in home for a long time due to being in the first string of beta testers awhile back. Once they bring more and more things for it,the hype will pick up agian,look at the 360's (wii mii rip off) people were all over the making an avatar with their 360 and now you really don't hear much about that and the same goes for the Wii.

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BIG_E
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 2:42:56 PM

ROBOCHIC:

You and share the same thought.

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Lord carlos
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 11:30:59 AM
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if they'd give me a lcd tv and cool music set up for my apartment & summer house to let my friends stream or download video & music and vice versa plus a free pool table,i'd spend alot more time hanging out in HOME
They also need to sort out game launching with buddies,from what i can tell the only game that works in euro servers is warhawk.

PSN ID:lord_carlos

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 12:46:20 PM

Amen, the apartment needs to be better like it was once advertised.

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ps92117
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 11:36:28 AM
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there is a new update to the europe one, adding a leader board to red bull, the new event space has also been added.

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pavlovic
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 11:36:47 AM
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I got into the closed beta, downloaded the client and freaked out because of the 4GB HDD usage.

I fool around a couple of times, and after 2 weeks or so, erased all Home files from my HDD and since then not logged in again. Never been in Home since the beta got opened.

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wano
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 11:53:08 AM
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Hello there folks..

Home is weird for me. When I first used it I was thinking I would be able to launch games while in it. I couldnt believe that you had to exit the dam thing to start games up. It suddenly hit me that there wasnt anything I could use it for (but playing pool/bowling and speaking to people) and that wore off really quick..

(christ they need to get rid of that kindergarden / dance bit in the main square, soon as you see a load of tards in a line dancin, you know u got to question why you just loged in to it)

Obviously, Im not taking in to account what they may bring to it in the future, but for now, its not workin for me.

Im not sure you should be forced to use it as someone said above. I kind of see you point (to get more developer / outside support for it), but I still think you should have the option to just quickly use the cross media bar to get to stuff, just my opin though..


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LividFiction
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 1:10:54 AM

As soon as I installed and launched the closed Home beta I tried to launch a game from within Home only to be told, to my surprise, that that feature wasn't "configured" or something similar.

Dammit Sony, you promised us we could launch games from within Home! Why is the option there on our mobiles?

In all honesty, Home has fallen far short of what Sony promised. Considering it's been in closed beta since sometime in 2007, and considering all the feedback Sony's undoubtedly gotten, I can't believe how boring the software is. And don't give me the "IT'S STILL IN BETA" schtick as a reason. Gmail was awesome when it first launched, and it was in beta.

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wano
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 11:56:46 AM
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im with ya there carlos, ....Least you would have everything and more within a few steps.

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aaronisbla
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 11:57:32 AM
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i honestly haven't been on home since the second week of its release

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Deathstriker
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 12:09:29 PM
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Home is kinda gay...LOL no offense I'm a big ass playstation fan and ive been like in sony's a**hole since i was born...not to say anything, but if i was gay the 1st people id be trying to get with is someone from sony, just to be like...YEA ASAINS RULE! but home isnt BIG! to me id love to have all the good things added to it, but im with the HDD usage. im installing it and its takeing up 10 gigs alone (im reserving 10 gigs) for home, but we dont have any of the crazy insane orginal's. trophies in our apartments. the abillity to have music. and the kicker...having a TV displaying sh** off your ps3.

IDK about you guys, but once that comes out. i might sell my PC lol

fu** myspace. i got home...:P

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Spartan 117
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 12:28:26 PM
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I was so excited when home came out. Once I got on I logged off after half and hour. Now about every week I go on for about 10 minutes. So much for the xbox live killer.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 12:48:34 PM

Home was never set to kill XBL, go bot elsewhere.

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ps92117
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 2:36:43 PM

lol, do people enjoy annoying others.

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Frenchy17
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 2:45:22 PM

Dude seriously give it a rest!

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BIG_E
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 2:59:22 PM

@Fartan 117:
Think about it you expected a halo game and got a social tool.
You expected to much from a beta.How about this EA and Capcom will soon have there own HOME space.The Home space is still undergoing change.
Go sell some oranges and buy a ps3, stop lying you don't own one.

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Spartan 117
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 3:32:00 PM

I do own one retard i have MGS4, LBP, Resistance 1 and 2, Ratchet and Clank Future, and Uncharted. The main reason I even bought a PS3 was FFXIII a few months later surprise it will be on 360. I have a PS3 ask me just about any question you want about it.

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ps92117
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 4:14:58 PM

" I do own one retard" this one of the reason why I hate none face to face conversation, you have to take crap from people without being able to do anything. This probably some wuss that gets pushed around in college and takes his anger out in a blog knowing people won't be able to do s### to him.

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Spartan 117
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 8:17:17 PM

PS92117 you're just pissed off that I know that 360 is better.

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ps92117
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 9:26:43 PM

or you fail to see the fact that it isn't and result to insult to avoid pondering about the possibility that it isn't.

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Spartan 117
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 2:53:45 PM

360 has better games, the best online play and costs half as much as a PS3. Other than RROD 360 has no major issues graphics are only slightly better on PS3.

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ps92117
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 5:32:03 PM

whats with tone voice, 360 games are not better than ps3 games lol. and for online (netflix) how about some servers with that online and lol it is half price it because could not compete with ps3 in NA when it was 3/4 the price. lets not even mention pal and jp, and lol graphics WHERE slightly better on ps3 now it is on whole new demension.

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PS3_Wizard
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 11:10:52 AM

@ Spartan 117 and ps92117

both of you sound like fanboys. The 360 and PS3 both have good games. Give this crap a rest.

@ Spartan

obviously you didn't listen to Ben when he said he's just about had it with you (and Josh) I say keep being a stupid little Ho so you can be perm banned quicker.

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Joe_III
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 12:32:33 PM
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I couldn't get on for the first 2 weeks...I gave up trying. Especially since everyone has been saying it sux

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Troy Powers
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 12:35:29 PM
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I think you got it right. There's no Home news because there's nothing to say. It launched, and it was lackluster. There's not enough stuff to do. I'm even one of those who would spend time pimping out my avatar and house...but there's nothing really to pimp them out with. It's just not fleshed out enough.

I like that they added chess tables. I swear, if there were a few spades tables, I'd spend countless hours there.

Maybe when it's got more stuff it'll be a bigger deal.

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Deleted User
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 12:46:59 PM

Chess would be fun.

Make like a home bar haha. With darts and the like.

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LividFiction
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 1:18:28 AM

A Home bar, eh? If only virtual alcohol could get you reality drunk.

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Darth Koth
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 12:43:08 PM
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I like it, but it annoys me that I can't go on and play pool whenever I like, chances are the tables are all taken and you end up waiting around.
Also the regions need linking up cos the only interaction I can have with my US friends is in my personal space and theres nothing to do in there.

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Fane1024
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 4:20:24 AM

We should be able to put pool tables, chess boards, and arcade cabinets in our apartments, even if we have to pay a nominal fee (a few bucks). That would solve both problems mentioned above.

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Gabriel013
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 1:25:33 AM

I agree with DK. Fane1024, they make you pay £1.59 for a flamin' t-shirt. I can only imagine how much it would cost for an arcade machine or pool table.

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crapreviews
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 12:51:00 PM
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There's nothing to talk about HOME wise. HOME has at this point been a big let down. The few game space areas they did add have been crap with NOTHING to do really. HOME will continue to have nothing to talk about until big things start happening at a constant basis.

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BIG_E
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 3:02:21 PM

TRUE TRUE!!!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 12:51:59 PM
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Okay, here is how you make Home a hit: Get around the gambling laws by having trophies be used as virtual dollars, then put in a casino with cards and crap and roulette and all that. Now people can Texas holdem and everything with their virtual bucks and buy sh*t to pimp out there apartment (add said pimping abilities too) and then you've got something interesting. Stick some pacman and space invaders games, maybe even stike a deal with atari for theirs, in the Casino arcade and let more than one person access the damn machine. Let games launch from Home and it now it's a hit.

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N a S a H
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 10:25:24 AM

Sony should just make a deal with Party Poker or any other website which does online Gambling. Imagine the killing they will make. They can even host tournaments. That would be awesome.

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inkme101
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 1:35:51 PM
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^^^ genius

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dveisalive
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 1:36:04 PM
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I dont even go on home anymore and its kinda dumb that you have to pay for extra accessories thats some Microsoft stuff. Anyways they need to add something more i guess. I believe that this was a good idea but everyone is going to be playing games more than visiting cyber space home!

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K ASH
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 2:20:31 PM
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I second the idea off making home as mandetory when booting a ps3 with & without internet. Add games to it u can play with other users on the machine that would be shot! Anybody wants to start a petition 4 dis?

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ec0li
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 2:28:35 PM
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It's a glorified chatroom. That's all it really it is atm. The fact that you have to wait in line to play the mini games(gets old quick) inside it, come on now. There's a good amount of loading per section too...it's really a waste of time at this point. Home doesn't know if it wants to be just a snazzy chatroom or an mmo type gaming application. It's stuck in between and that is why it's failing.

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shaydey77
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 6:14:29 PM

I couldnt agree with that statement anymore. It badly needs something to be added to even be able to say..well at least its good for that!!

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th0mas21
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 2:38:33 PM
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Alright, my thoughts = everyone elses. you guys are all just about right i mean you can only stack the furniture in your house so many times before that gets old... waiting for an open pool table or any other, to play a game in an online space? that wont work. its just too slow and we keep looking for more... in this fast paced world games are usually done in a few months if they don't keep throwing updates at us. i remember the first week or two i got on i wondered when i would get to go to the docks and boats that i could see from my apt. sorry Sony but if that's what i'm interested in and its not the commercials you are running for your new accessories or whtvr else you got, then i think you missed the mark. it was summed up in other stories posted: Sony keep your attention on the games, thats what i bought your system for

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BigBoss4ever
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 3:11:29 PM
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this is the very reality we have in today's life -- before you know wut it is, you have enormous amount of curiosity thus huge hype and passion to know; once you know, you saw and you tasted it, you lost the interest and you move on for other new things. this is the exact consequence of information overloading, and same goes for other things, ie. relation or sex -- everything is so fickle, and this is expected. To say these is not to say it is good and can be taken for granted, but this is today's reality. Movies, musics, games, nothing stays too long. I still love the good old days when you only have a few very good classic movies, songs and games and you enjoy repeatedly of it. thats wut i want and thats wut i still maintain in terms of game, movie and other things.

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LCF
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 3:14:08 PM
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Remember this is a beta that was realeased too early due to people again bytching. Home is in it's infancy at the moment.

Killzone 2 from my understanding will have party launch available, like Warhawk. More online games need this support. Home is not a game, it's a communication system...nothing more.

Now give me:
Video sharing off the HDD.
Audio sharing off the HDD.
Trophy support.
No word restrictions.
Online MOD support.(report lude behavior in real time)

This IMO would make Home more enjoyable for everyone. Not adding more games. This is not a game.

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xnonsuchx
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 4:27:41 PM

People can take drugs in Home? :-) Oh, LEWD!

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LCF
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 4:55:17 PM

How the Hell you get lewd from that? You on drugs? It was meant to be "rude" not "lude" Damn edit did not work.

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Guest
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 6:24:47 PM

That "Kaneda" avatar from AKIRA is TOO cool!

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Qwarktast1c
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 8:00:40 PM

all the stuff you mentioned is great, but i also wish you could take images from the HDD and put them on the wall of your apartment

of course they probably would never have that because some people might put some inappropriate content like porn on their walls

that aside, how sweet would it be to have a poster of kratos, or the helghast on your wall :)

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shindelion
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 3:17:00 PM
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Home really lost it's hype a bit. I think sony should incorporate sites like Ebay, Amazon, Best Buy, and so on. A online shopping not only for Home stuff. Also Home arcade is very weak, heard the Japanese has better stuff. they should have include the in game launch.

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DanFry
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 4:22:57 PM
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!!HOME IS TRUE INNOVATION!!

I say quit your negative pee brained comments and wait until Home gets properly off the ground. It's all about what game developers do with their Home spaces as well as Sony.

I guess you haven't heard about the Home space being developed by EA. Or for that matter SEGA, or what about Namco or Capcom Home spaces?

I suggest you have a look around the net and have a look for yourselves what these guys are developing for their Home spaces.

YOU WILL BE EATING YOUR WORDS

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shaydey77
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 6:18:54 PM

No one said it wasnt an innovation..they just stated they want something to do other than allocate and reallocate furniture.

Besides the hype they had for it nwo people are bound to feel kinda angry with HOME.
As for the dev stuff we shall see.. im not hyped for it anyways.

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LunaticFringe
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 5:00:21 PM
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I wish they could combine "Home" with whatever it was that got me to play "animal crossing", and what ever it was that seemed cool about the "matrix online", and yeah..let me ride a skate board, or use my rocket pack to meet someone on a roof. Increase the size of the world, and give me a trophy for finding hidden items/spots.

"Home" has a lot of awesome potential still. Let's hope the folks at headquarters are doing their job.

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somethingrandom
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 5:07:58 PM
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They need to get rid of most of the chat filtering. Someone typed documentary and it appeared as do***entary. I laughed my ass off.

Off Topic: I'm surprised some people think PS3 was in the top 20 the biggest technology flops of '08 (even though it released in '06 lol). http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/the_biggest_technology_flops_of_2008

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DarKn35s
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 5:13:11 PM
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i think everyone should appreciate for what it is, its a glorified chat room me and everyone i know that has used home friends list jumped up a bunch which is the main focus so i thought. they held a chess competition which awarded you $10 to use in HOME or the Store. which i thought was great and im sure there be more competitions maybe in bowling which i happen to like. they could do one in pool and the arcades.
i do think the red bull and the cafe will be useless

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tlpn99
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 5:34:59 PM
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I have not been on Home since I heard there was a Christmas scene in the main area so into Home I went, still bright sunshine not a drop of snow so I aint been back since December time. I'll drop in once maybe twice a month to see if anything new is on there.

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Guest
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 5:36:39 PM
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The money being spent to work on "Home" would be better spent on T.V. ads for the PS3 and it's games. "Home" still needs work, and seems like it's distracting their marketing focus. This is a console with the likes of MGS4 and Killzone 2, the "Home" that should be being presented to it's marketbase should reflect that more. Dancing and a personal bubble-making machine? What's to be added next, "Street Mime"? (Sorry...a mime is a terrible thing to waste....)

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Godslim
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 5:59:40 PM
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i was looking forward to home but now its out im not really bothered

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 6:02:29 PM
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I want voice chat to work everywhere.

And holy crap it's a slow comments day at PSXE compared to the pace lately, guess we all needed to chill out anyhow.

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Kevadu
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 7:23:15 PM
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Where did the mania go? The thing launched and it sucked. Why would people keep talking about it?

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LividFiction
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 1:38:48 AM

And it's still boring as hell.

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caddillac
Saturday, January 31, 2009 @ 9:23:03 PM
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I think that they should have a tv and PS3 in your personal space so you can just use that to play all of your games with. I don't know; just think that that would solve the having to exit out of home to play your games deal. What do you guys think?

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Im The Man
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 1:40:44 AM
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Home SUCKS

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Jed
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 7:02:36 AM

everybody listen to this guy. I'm aure he is unbiased and knows what he is talking about.

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Deleted User
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 11:13:02 AM

Whats this? =]

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PS3_Wizard
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 11:14:45 AM

I predict he won't be around much longer if he continues to post dumb crap like that.

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wano
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 4:57:05 AM
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there is one good thing about it........

it costs nothin.

which is obviously good for us. But I wonder how much extra work / change (from a gaming point of view) there will be by sony and thid party devs, because they got to foot the bill (dont know what extra profit ideas third party devs could come up with at moment to help their side)

I think some 1 above summed it up........its a glorified chat room at the moment (with some basic games and interaction tools). So if you dont expect any more than that out of it, then you shouldnt be to disapointed, with it beieng free. ......lol to the muppet who said "some xbox live killer" ...the mind of a child never ceases to amaze me.

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cegmp
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 8:12:42 AM
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I'm actually glad that all the buzz or hype around home has died down. It takes the pressure away from the developers. But I'm still hoping to see more great things coming. And at josh, I love your new pic! Wish my PS3 could have some of that!

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LegioN
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 10:13:31 AM
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Basically, it has all the potential it needs to be a ground breaking service, but that potential isn't being utilised as quickly and/or efficiently as it could be.

Anyways I'm glad the hype has died down, now they can get back to games and bettering the PSN :D

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 11:19:34 AM
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Fark it, it's gonna get much bigger and I won't make any serious complaints about somethin free that seems pretty popular once u get on there.

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CaptRon
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 1:41:26 PM
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I think you should be able to have fist fights. like when you and somebody don't get along you can agree to fight. Then it would go into a small fighting mode and people could surround you and watch. then the loser shouldnt be able to type or say anything for at least 5 min

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dillonthebunny
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 2:42:20 PM
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no offence ps92117, but you obviously havent played the USA ver or Jp.. unless your from the States, then you havent played the EU HOME.

we have nothing. no UFO pond, no uncharted space, no Farcry space.. the film clips are rubbish. In short the EU HOME needs sorting out big time.


imo all three regions should be updated together.

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MetalHead09
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 3:49:48 PM
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so like what goes on in the red bull area? ive bin there but i didnt see anything different about it but if theres leader boards i must have missed something???????

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dillonthebunny
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 4:29:58 PM
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if you go up to a plane (stand in front of it behind the fence)and just look towards the palne (you might need to toggle your view) you will get an option to fly them in a time trial race, its cool!

also whats cool is that if you look up at the plans flying around, they are other people flying them. I took a detour and flew over everyone and i coudl see all the conversations going on.. very cool!

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aaronisbla
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 4:33:34 PM
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i think what would have been better for sony is if they had made it like the xmb, as in you have no choice in the matter but to use it, but then you would have to worry about loading and such.

They gotta give us a reason to use it or else GAMERS won't. The whole nickling and diming us issue isn't too smart also. i'm afraid that even if it takes off, the damage might have been done for those who wasn't wowed by home. Only time will tell

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JoshBall
Sunday, February 01, 2009 @ 5:37:52 PM
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hmmmm i like home but don't go on it much. They need to add a music player or tv into your home apartment so people can go and rave to good tunes rather than random video trailers in the plaza haha!

i was also disappointed in the red bull races, especially after playing warhawk, the controls seem tame and basic haha i'm probably being too picky

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MissPenny
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 4:31:06 AM
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Tried the Home deal a couple of time but... Since I'm not a 13 year old girl anymore, it didn't really work for me.

If you're into chatting throughout the darkest hours our brightest days, it's probably for you.
However, I haven't done that for about 10 years... It get's a little tired in my opinion to meet constantly new people you have to introduce yourself to, if you start knowing people on this account, you often continue things elsewhere , like Messenger forex. or writing over yout console...

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 8:31:55 AM
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when the public beta started my gf was going crazy for it...but now she's just back to playing WoW. I mean Home isn't that great and neither is the NXE from microsoft...both are just pretty blah...

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