Got questions about Sony's new online service? Games Radar has all you need to know
First I've heard of live sporting events and concerts. If they can make sure it's full of exclusive content that comes to Home before any other media out let first it will be a hit.
I am looking forward to being able to stream my movies/pictures/music to my friends. It will be really cool having access to friends virtual media libraries.
I don't know about streaming it so they can listen to it period but they ARE supposed to be able to view anything in your "home". All pictures posted/ on he wall, all music you have saved there to your radio/sound system / whatever. It's gonna be cool, but like a myspace for PS3 users.
Can`t wait for this. PS3 needs some better form of socialising with fellow gamers cos at the moment kinda sucks. The wholle thing sounds right on the money so bring it on sonny.
it does sound like it's coming along nicely.
F@#K THE QUESTIONS RELEASE IT ALREADY!!!
hahaha I agree
I also agree.
Honestly I think most people don't realize just how nice having HOME will be once its released. I am in the beta but, its an excellent idea and will hopefully be successful. That is to say if people use it, the beta is almost useless since there are only a handful of people on at anytime.
can't wait. That live sporting event thing sounds pretty cool.
I am sure they will be using the Divx encoding to push the events to the various screens in home, but will it allow you to switch it to full screen...now that would be great, bandwidth intensive, but great!
Step 11 take over x box live
I agree,HOME is going to be revolutionary,HOME can possibly become the next myspace and XBL will be losing a ton of customers due to HOME,which is a good thing;)
Take over live? Why do you even need to bring up live? Just like the guy that did the article was lame in saying xbox live gets more dated looking by the month. Why not just talk about the fact that you are finally getting some decent online experience hopefully. Why you gotta hate? Live is a great service and those who don't think so are jealous. Easy to navigate and get what you want.
....wish that they would just release it. PS3 needs this, i want to be able to get achievementson my ps3 games and show them off as trophies in Home in my personal home space.
I also think the virtual concert is a good idea, does anyone know if you can use a real psp instead of the virtual one?
They have to released HOME soon to all the million PS3 user out there...I bet you its going to be a big hit...
I want this to be great when it's finally released, but the wait is killing me.
I just wish they wouldn't announce stuff so early. It wouldn't bother so bad if it hadn't been announced almost 1 YEAR AGO.
Can't wait. I wanna have framed porn on the walls of my Home Pad. What a good month to release it too. Was worried they were gonna put it back. Again.
this will be sooo nice. can't wait.
As the article says, it has a "release date" sometime in March...
I'd rather have it released when its ready, so i know i have a 99% bugfree environment to run around in. There's no need to be impatient, besides, its free.
with that said, look at the more positive sides of this. We just got an article with alot of brand new information:
House Pets in your space. (thats news to me)
Small application size.
Playstation Store availability from inside home (read nr.7)
Sporting events and online concerts.
If this thing comes out in march, the PS3 will be ahead of the other consoles by August.
Didn't Home have many other release dates before the most recent one? They need to hurry up and release this thing now. I understand they want to make it bug free, but nothing is perfect. I just hope this doesn't become something on the back burner for Sony.
to get more replay value outta my games tryin to make the hall of fame, now thats even better than acheivements to me but cant wait to get those also
I forgot all about this, actually. When's it due out now... October??? Please.
The releasedate is set to sometime in march... Atleast that's what the article states.
"Home was originally due out in October 2007 but has since slipped to >>March<<, as Sony puts the finishing touches to its online virtual world."
My main "most wanted" feature within Home is to actually set up all of our store bought (PSN games and PS1 games and so forth and so on) in Coin Op cabinets inside our home or something like in the lounge maybe.
It'd be awesome to just walk up to the game in question and play directly inside home. for instance, placing High Velocity Bowling inside a custom arcade cabinet and playing it directly from inside home.
home will rock!
my most anticipated feature for Home is the one where you can watch streaming video in virtual cinemas
imagine stumbling into a cinema only to find an interview with sqeenix about ff13 that spills the beans on the gameplay features- and then you can voice chat to discuss what has been said
this will be great- i cant wait to start unlocking cool trophies
Haha!! good one :P yes. But really i want HOME a lot and thx to thsch67 i feel better knowing that it will come in march or near it.I want it mabe just to walk and explore the place first, and see all i can do and and!!! i am going nutz!!! Thx a lot for the news :3
this is great news i hope it does not get delayed again ...an wow if it for sure will be free this will be the end of xbox live
Even if they charged for the initial download i'd be fine with that. You know what i mean, like a charge for Home as if it were an online, 500mb game but NOT a service charge, which is something that is recurring like Xbox live. I hate service charges and i kinda think home will be a game purchase though i have no idea how much they'd charge $4.99 maybe. Then again, they said Home is free way too much so there's really little chance of there being a charge at all.
Why must you think the end of xbox live? Do you hate it that much? Have you even tried it? Millions of people around the world find it to be a great online service, that does and has done a great justice to gaming consoles.
Awww, look everybody! It's the Xbox Live knight defender! Well guess what: I fart in your general direction, your mother was a hamster and your father smells of elderberries!
did i read that pets in home? what next sports cars lol 2010 we will see a gta like city ( dreaming ) or am i who knows with psn as they said it will expand
Great but when is the public beta?????????????????????
its the very first thing in the article mate.
"Home was originally due out in October 2007 but has since slipped to March"
I hope that the thophies have a value with which you can buy stuff for your home like cd player for music, tv for videos, and like someone said above, showing off in a bling expensive cruiser sounds really good.
I just noticed N4G finally made a section for the fanboys. Awesome!
I am curious how they keep the "Trolls" and "Polutants" away with this new system.
But as long as it works ... I am VERY VERY HAPPY
PROPS to N4G
I have been wondering if this would be apart of the Home experience. Sony has incorporated the use of a virtual PSP to allow the user to navigate around the virtual world. Yet could it be possible to just use your real psp instead? Allowing a nearly seamless integration of the user into this virtual world? Having the OPTION to utilize the PSP in this manner could allow for a number of potential ideas. Do you guys agree? Would this be something that would appeal to you as well?
If they don't input the use of a real psp as a controller for the virtual psp, i think im actually going to be disappointed.
Not disappointed because of the actual lack of usage of the real psp, but rather disappointment towards the home developers not coming up with the idea themselves.
The more PSP PS3 connectivity there is the better.
I don't have a PSP, well it seems a really good idea if you have a PSP , i was going to get 1 but..i don't see many games that i like. The idea is good so for the PSP owners i agree :) Now i will have to buy a PSP if they do this p:
I am glad you guys agree. Beren, I think it would be a great idea but I would NOT want it to be mandatory on any level, that would not be fair to those that do not have a PSP. There are a few really good PSP games, yet depending on your gaming budget would determine if it is actually worth the purchase.
Wow who knew that I would prefer the Fanboy Zone, the other zone was too sterile for me. Like your mother not letting you play with the other children cause it's too sunny outside. Anyone else planning to make their house a dungeon? A decrepit mark of horror on society's face? Guess it's just me then.
LOL, you sound just like this kid I don't know. I like that idea but i'll be sticking with the bachelor's pad look.
My home pad will be on the beach....ill save my "Dungeon" for LittleBigPlanet
We don't have a clue how big this will be. It's gonna be huge.
home will change my primary system from the 360 to the ps3 and i will only keep my 360 for the exclusives. i think developers will see an increase in sales also,i think this is just what sony needs.i cant wait
Home seems really promising, hope Sony can pull this out very well polished.
with a System Update. If they put it in the store then they will be making it "optional" and causual gamers or people that don't care won't dowonload it and have the chance to try it out.
Home looks really good I will be getting Home the first day
500 MB thats good I was expecting 2 or 3 gigs at the least.
Communicating with your friends or other users through Home should be an easy affair. You’ll be able to use the virtual keyboard, a regular keyboard, a USB/Bluetooth headset or e-motions (gestures like waving at people or dancing).
Especially if you can use the PS3 Eye to interact with your character.
Till it comes out i've been wanting to go on this for ages...
This is an aspect of HOME that could be interesting.
As i understand it there will be virtual billboards (like the spidey 3 one in the link) which can be used to advertsie upcoming and released products. This could prove a rather interesting money spinner for Sony and a good way for devs to show of their wares.
They need to hrry up with home and this in-game xmb I can live w.o home but not in-game friends and chat.
or get an xbox.
This is gonna make it so much easier and funner, meeting up with ur buddy's on home walking around looking so fresh.... I can't wait.
Would do a semi closed beta, bet give all the owners of the 60 gig the opertuniy to test it as a bonus for purchasing early and the most expensive console.
Just a thought.....
I wish that too, i spent 880 bucks on my Ps3, but it came with a deal... But thats almost a grand, please sony give the 60gb users a free psn download or a beta for home.
I hope we have the ability to make our characters sit down in unique ways (attentitive, chillin', high off our minds, etc). Also, the lighting looks ridiculously good.
It's going to be wierd getting used to traveling around the world and talking to people as all this content is playing in the background, but I can't wait to do it. Actually, now I'm really excited about what Home might be like when Broadband connection speeds finally get to a decent level. 64 individuals in each area is a pretty good amount, but hopefully Sony can get three or four hundred people at once someday.
I am so F*CKING EXCITED!!! WOOOOOHOOOO!!! I can't wait to go HOME.....this sh*t is gonna blow away Xbox Live and make its paid subscribers look like fools! lol!
You sound about 12 dude. like I said before, why you gotta hate live? You have your psnetwork that is free. Enjoy that while you wait for your precious home. You think it will be so cool to walk a little guy around in your sims world. sounds like a hassle for grown up gamers. Having to walk around to get what you want such as demos, movie trailers, arcade games, achievements and all the things xbox live has at the touch of a button. PLAY B3HIND! with your WAITSTATION. C I can hate also, its pretty easy lil buddy. Lets try and all play together though.
do i smell envy? i think i do...
I can't wait how fun its going to be when i'm running around in my Playstation Home apartment, unlocking achievements in a way the 360's never seen before, and having a real next-gen social experience... Its going to be great.
home is gonna be awesome, i just hope sony would release some form of playtest to the public so we can try it out
I wish Home would release already.
I think this is probably the ps3 biggest realese this year.