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Massive Home Update This Week

Remember when Sony said they're close to fully realizing PlayStation Home's potential? Well, with more updates like this, it won't take long.

As you can tell by a visit to the PlayStation blog, we've got a massive Home update coming our way this week. First up is the addition of the SOCOM Tactical Operations Center, which is only Part I of an eventual two-part SOCOM hub. You can build new strategies with friends using the Telestrator tool, check maps and leaderboards, and even examine your own all-time Career stats. Second is the unveiling of Sony's "first foray into movie and game-themed personal spaces." We're gonna get a Ghostbusters Firehouse apartment, which is a 3-floor space filled with all sorts of "ghostly" (heh) furniture and decorations, and make sure to check the basement for any strange activity... Finally, EA is bolstering the appeal of their EA Sports Complex with more Racing tracks, a Racing Boost Shop, Poker updates, and leaderboards. Oh, and they'll toss up "some more game-related virtual items" for the likes of Street Fighter IV and inFamous.

The post also mentions two new events scheduled for this weekend (in addition to the normally-scheduled Resistance): it's the SRPA Siege and Saturday Night Street Fightin' game launching events; the fun kicks off on Friday morning and ends Friday night. You and your friends will embark on scavenger hunts and the first 100 winners will receive a "free download of Bomberman Ultra from the PlayStation Network." 'whew' Is that enough? Are all you avid Home users satisfied now? Well, don't worry if you're not; Sony ain't gonna stop any time soon.

6/17/2009 John Shepard

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Comments (17 posts)

Deleted User []
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 @ 10:11:30 PM
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I MIGHT check out Home one of these days.

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SneakyBeaver
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 9:44:16 AM

We anxiously await your arrival.

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Jalex
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 @ 11:07:52 PM
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When I first visited 'Home', it was a tad disappointing. But I actually check it regularly now, and I can only imagine myself attending more frequently (especially with more updates like this).

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Banky A
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 2:14:49 AM

Good.

*Zoolander pose*

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SneakyBeaver
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 10:06:08 AM

I agree, it was disappointing. But the potential was always there, and I'm glad to see Home finally start to take shape.

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wano
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 6:18:26 AM
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Are these updates / features for UK also?

Uninstalled home ages ago, cause it was a bit crap. But at the time it seemed like US and Japan had loads more to do in Home than UK users did.

So now Im wondering if its worth installing again and giving it another go?

Last edited by wano on 6/18/2009 6:18:59 AM

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TEG3SH
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 6:22:31 AM
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the thing i hate about home is everytime i wanna go into any place there is a 20+ MB waitn . WTH????!!!!!!
i guess the new ps3 should be accompanied with 1 tera hard drive only for the house.ops home updates

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 11:32:07 AM

Add locations, that you frequent, to your Favorites and you won't have to re-download those places again.

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Fane1024
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 6:34:43 PM

What I find really annoying is:

1. You can't tell from the "tiles" which places you have downloaded/up-to-date.

2. The Triangle options menu doesn't include Download in Background.

3. Once you start to download a space, you are kicked out of your menu, so you can't easily set up multiple spaces to download.

All of which means you can get stuck travelling to (loading) a space when you just wanted to download it in the background.

@ fluffer nutter

You only have to re-download when the space changes, and I'm pretty sure you have to do it even if they are Favorites.

Last edited by Fane1024 on 6/18/2009 6:39:54 PM

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djjake
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 6:22:42 AM
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what happened to the promise of having 3 new spaces a month starting in april?

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SneakyBeaver
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 10:04:54 AM

Since April they've added the Living Room Stage Set, Chamber Apartment, Lakeside Log Cabin, Guitar Hero, Resistance, Godfather II, Siren, Presentation Podium, and now SOCOM and the Ghostbusters Firehouse. So they're actually ahead of the curve.

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djjake
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 1:10:46 PM

take it your american? because none of that is in the uk one lol

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SneakyBeaver
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 1:22:29 PM

Wow, sorry! Yeah, Chicago here.

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djjake
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 7:25:31 PM

lol fair enough, us brits get a tough deal when it comes to sony and the ps3 :P

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Naga
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 10:50:24 AM
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I don't get it What happened to the Home which was shown at GDC 06/07 ?? yeah it had TVs, t-shirts & wallpapers unlocked by playing some game and other crap I can't remember.
Plus the fact I can't buy a pool table and a Darts board is just bullsh!t

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SneakyBeaver
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 12:29:39 PM

Agreed. The delay in rolling out these features is likely due to a legal issue rather than a "can it be done" issue. There's a lot to consider when allowing users to share their content. I think picture frames is a stepping stone, and once they nail down how to regulate/moderate pictures in home, music and video can't be far off. I'm still baffled as to why I can't buy a pool table or install a bowling lane in my personal space though...

I can't wait to invite friends over for a game of pool or chess while we listen to some groovy tunes. Purple rain, anyone? :)

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tlpn99
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 11:05:38 AM
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I have said it before and I will say it again and keep on saying it. It is only going to get better. I have been in Home more and more than not lately.

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