Tag Archives: playstation home
Tue, Jun 05, 2012 | 06:02 BST
CCP Games has announced a number of details regarding the premier beta event for the PlayStation 3-exclusive massively multiplayer shooter Dust 514, including a special giveaway in honour of E3.
Thu, Nov 03, 2011 | 10:59 GMT
Sony’s fully rebooted PlayStation Home, as promised back in the summer and detailed yesterday. The redesign will come with four new districts, F2P games on a freemium model and other content. SCEE’s Darren Cairns noted the new look “puts you right at the centre of a world of games,” and that it’ll give “a completely unique way to meet your PlayStation Network friends and play, interact or simply hang out with them.”
Get to it, soldier.
Wed, Nov 02, 2011 | 14:33 GMT
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 | 11:18 BST
Sony Computer Entertainment have revealed Bootleggers, a new free-to-play first person shooter that takes place inside the upcoming new version of PlayStation Home.
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 | 14:36 BST
The fighting game competition begins on Friday July 29 and runs until the end of the weekend with players competing for cash and kudos across several high profile fight game franchises. You can watch all the action from the comfort of your virtual home.
Wed, Mar 23, 2011 | 19:48 GMT
Playstation Home is set to become a bit of an animal-lover’s paradise when it’s updated this week, as a ton of new virtual pets are added to the service.
Thu, Mar 10, 2011 | 10:52 GMT
Fri, Jul 02, 2010 | 10:24 BST
Tue, Jun 15, 2010 | 19:12 BST
SCEE has revealed that it’s to release a new Home square and Shopping Centre for PlayStation Home this Thursday.
Thu, May 27, 2010 | 14:50 BST
Update: SCEE has responded to Ewing’s comment stating that it has no current plans to end the Home Beta.
“The service is still evolving and as such we have no current plans to take Home out of Beta,” said a spokesperson via Videogamer.
Original: PlayStation Home will leave Beta in December, two years after the service launched, according to comments made by one developer for it.
Thu, Feb 18, 2010 | 10:08 GMT
LucasArts is bringing some Star Wars stuff to PlayStation Home, SCEA has announced.
Thu, Jun 25, 2009 | 19:48 BST
Peter Edward, director of Home for SCEE, has broken down figures for the platform by region, demographic and content.
Without further ado, here it is courtesy of Gamasutra:
- Since launch in November 2008, Home claims to have 7 million users – of which 3 million are in Europe – who have downloaded 6 million items.
- Average Home session duration is 56 minutes, and while Sony expected 90 percent of its users to be 18-35 year-old males, the average is around 80 percent.
- During the three months leading up to the Watchmen film releases, 812,544 users watched an exclusive video with director Zack Snyder which amounted to 9.3 million minutes of view time. The Watchmen area of Home generated 3.2 million visits, and the Rorschach and Nite Owl costumes were downloaded 1.6 million times.
- 450,000 costumes were sold during the two-week Star Trek movie campaign, the video was watched 250,000 times.
- Red Bull’s Air Race game has been played by 873,136 users, which equals 2.5 million visits and 575,000 hours played with an average of 39 minutes spent on the game for the fist 5 months of launch. The game cost €110,000 to create with an estimated marketing value of €1.5 million.
- Users playing the Transformers puzzle games to net a free t-shirt for their avatars reached 125,000 with completion giving users a Trophy for their virtual spaces.
More through the link.
Tue, Feb 24, 2009 | 21:47 GMT
Warhawk fans will get to move around and plan strategies in the Warhawk Command Center in Home this week.
Sony confirmed the addition at Destination PlayStation this morning.
Update should go through on Thursday.
Mon, Feb 16, 2009 | 02:02 GMT
When Sony initially bequeathed unto U.S. gamers its first holy, zeal-inspiring slab of Killzone 2, only those who had pre-ordered the game were able to partake. However, after sensing a horrendous disturbance in the Sony defense force, it seems Sony decided to back down on its somewhat perplexing policy.
Starting at 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern), a gaggle of Helghast soldiers will begin cavorting about PlayStation Home. When not checking out the latest Twilight trailers and performing carnal acts, they’ll be handing out a limited number of demo codes. Free demo codes.
You know what to do, we trust. Enjoy.
Fri, Jun 27, 2008 | 22:38 BST
Fri, Feb 22, 2008 | 15:44 GMT
Speaking here, PlayStation Home’s creative director, Ron Festejo, has been less than friendly to Linden Labs’ Second Life.
“From my point of view, looking at Second Life – because it has been mentioned a lot in the same paragraph as Home, and people make that comparison – I’m amazed at how many people go on there,” he said, adding, “I think what we’ve done with Home is have the best-looking multiplayer world – and actually the most user-friendly that I’ve seen as well.
“We don’t have anything in there that’s appealing to that kind of geeky audience that you might find in Second Life.”
PlayStation Home, the free-to-use online world for PS3 owners, is being fully upgraded at the moment in time for a seemingly imminent launch.
Mon, Feb 04, 2008 | 09:52 GMT
A Famitsu survey which asked readers whether or not they’re interested in PlayStation Home has returned some less than positive results, according to this. The question, specifically, was, “What do you think about member services like PlayStation Home?” The answers will have the SCEJ kids sweating.
- 27.3 percent are interested in trying it out
- 37.3 percent don’t care
- 35.4 percent dislike such services
Maybe Home’s more suited to the west, then. Or not, as the case may. We like the look of it, anyway.
Wed, Jan 30, 2008 | 13:25 GMT
GDC’s site has details of a seminar and demo of PlayStation Home, the virtual PS3 “space” thingy Phil Harrison debuted and the Californian show last year and was susequently delayed past an original autumn 2007 release date. It does all the things Xbox Live does but looks like an MMO, basically, although we doubt Sony will thank us for saying so.
“This presentation will cover an overview of the current Home Tools features and the feature roadmaps for the future,” said this. “Additionally we shall walk through the process of creating a space for Home and show a guide to creating 3D mini-games within the Home environments. Wrapping up we shall take a sneak peak at Home Interactive Item creation.”
Home was seen for the last time at E3 2007. We’re saying nothing apart from, “Hi Kaz!” Expect that demo to be rammed.