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Submitted by timbow1982 986d ago | opinion piece

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Oli looks at the often forgotten space of PlayStation Home and wonders if Sony could be planning something for their online space (PlayStation Home, PS3, PS4)

Godmars290  +   987d ago
Just realizing: Home is where much of the PS3's casual market is.
DigitalRaptor  +   986d ago
There are many hardcore Home users though. I would say I'm a casual user of Home, but I'm not a part of PS3's casual market.
Godmars290  +   986d ago
Same thing actually.

Some bash Home w/o really knowing anything about it much less trying it. Some try it and give it a minute or less never to try it again. And then some get into it.

Then again companies supporting it seem to be making money, continue to make content, so something right must be happening there.

At the same time however it feels like its gone away from supporting the PS3. Full PS3 title certainly no longer support it. Trophies don't translate in items for Home.
caseh  +   986d ago
Home is a wasted opportunity.

Rather than a hub for gamers to gather into, have a chat then launch into a game its just one HUGE advert for which ever companies can be bothered to put up a section.

I had visions of a room filled with arcade cabinets from the 80's/90's. Stroll in, play some Bubble Bobble goodness...instead i'm greeted with Ice Breaker and Echochrome.

Could have been great but the sad reality its just a place where people dance infront of the video adverts that loop endlessly by the pool tables, oh the joy of it.
lodossrage  +   986d ago
HOME is a place for both.

I say that because even though many casuals use HOME. A good number of hardcore gamers are there too like DigitalRaptor stated.

Case in point, I found people there to help me get my platinum in Killzone 2 and a few teammates for Ninja Gaiden 2 Sigma back when I played that.
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stage88  +   986d ago
I like Home a lot and look forward to what Sony will do with it on the PS4.
SonyStyled  +   986d ago
i pop in home every few weeks for an hours or so. i actually watched the sony PS4 meeting in home as the video didnt need to pause to buffer as it did on my computer
GreenRanger  +   986d ago
I downloaded it to take a look, spent about 90 seconds in it, then deleted it.
ANIALATOR136  +   986d ago
Recently or at launch?
GreenRanger  +   986d ago
It was about a month ago.
ANIALATOR136  +   986d ago
each to their own
stage88  +   986d ago
90 seconds? Because that the right amount of time to judge something....
Godmars290  +   986d ago
If you didn't check out Cutthroat Island you did nothing.
90 seconds!!!?!?! No offense but you're trying a bit too hard to troll PsHome and it's coming off as kinda sad. It takes about 50 seconds to download and enter a new area. That leaves about 40 seconds to make sure low expectations are met am i right?
GreenRanger  +   986d ago
90 seconds after i downloaded it and created my avatar, i mean.
I really had no intention of using PS Home because i'm not into all that social stuff.
Like i said above, i downloaded it TO TAKE A LOOK at it, i wasn't trolling it.
Hicken  +   986d ago
90 seconds isn't enough time to "take a look" at anything.
GrandTheftZamboni  +   986d ago
Home is where your heart is.
a_bro  +   986d ago
i wonder if Home will move on to PS4? I mean, the reason why home was not great was because it felt static, the social features weren't integrated into PSN at all.

now with the PS4 revealed, Home can become what it was set to do in the first place if they move it, especially since most, if not, all of the social features we wanted on the PS4 will make an appearance, and then some. heck the cloud features alone can benefit Home. not having to wait to download a homespace will become a thing of the past.
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MysticStrummer  +   986d ago
I think there's no doubt Home will show up on PS4 in some form, but I think it might be quite different from the PS3 version. We'll see.
OSIRUSSS  +   986d ago
I stopped going to home when Sony turned the mics off. Have they turned them back on yet? Man, that place was fun with open mics.
lodossrage  +   986d ago
You've been able to use mics on HOME again for at least 2 years now. They put that back LONG ago

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