Hit the jump now to find out everything you ever wanted to know about Home 1.0. Screen-captures have been taken by GT user 'jontay' straight off the official Playstation Home private beta forums.
UPDATE: Jontay deleted his post.
Im @work so I cant open the link, can someone pls tell what it says.. is home comin home soon *lol*
thx (if ya'll do it) lol
It's being made available in the closed beta on the 20th. Still not ready for general release, I'm afraid.
OPEN BETA HOME 28 NOV. CONFIRMED Wireless controller release date is set to coincide with HOME.
Confirmed means an official statement regarding something. Sony has not given us any date of the open beta(even on the private forums).
The only thing anyone knows is that its going to be soon.
1.0 is still closed beta for foreigners to join in and test the language packs. That's what this is about just more info regarding this. Has nothing to do with opening for the public, we'll have to sit and wait some more yipee.
delays are so f'in annoying
Home could be really awesome and drive the PS3 to new heights for an online gaming community. Or... it could flop. I'm hoping for the awesome outcome.
NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! .....they took out the vPSP no!!!! ...well HOME better not be slow when we get it. It should be fast as the NXE atleast.
I just hope that Cross-game invites come w/ Home. That's all.
I guess its okay though this article still doesn't reveal when 1.0 is coming out for everybody.
and I just erased what I wrote earlier because I just noticed people talking about an NDA. I dont remember seeing that anywhere but I'll play it safe.
Tons of updates. Looking really GOOD SONY. REALLY GOOD. I cant wait to dabble in Home. And the new addition of "Rewards" and "Clubhouses" looks very promising. WOOT!
From pictures: They are basically inviting more people over the next several weeks and version 1.0 will be out nov 20th. (With LOTS of changes). In-game XMB is now active, the vPSP has been yanked for a new interface. All the Shopping centre stores now have a PSN Store Interface.
gj. I am looking forward to home. i really hope they nail the arcade machines and bowling and stuff because that's where I am going!
The rumors have been circling around 19th/20th which would be perfectly in line with Microsoft's NXE. I can't wait! NXE and Home possibly in back to back days:)
This is N4G, not NDA police. As a gamer, I want to hear anything available. Sony was not nice enough to invite me, so I could care less about NDA. I didnt agree to anything and I am willing to read any news available. Are you guys screaming NDA cause you care, or because you want to block any good news?
Either way, if it gets approved It'll be removed quite fast.
Aaand I'm hyped again. Moderately but hyped.
Ofcourse! This would be here Fall 2007. Look were we are now. Probably release is Fall 2012 with the introduction of the PS4!
Don't be stupid mart, it'll release in 2009 - everybody knows this. And it will completely suck - everybody, in their heart of hearts, knows this too.
yeah it will suck and everyone will hate sony ...oh yeah i hate them so much. get a life and stop trolling :)
and why you care Mart? you don't have a PS3, you don't care about the PS3, you hate the PS3 but then you are in every article about PS3 games and etc. why so much interest? are you going to buy one for killzone 2 or something?
to fix home 1.0 like it always happens.
wow look how many people are hating on HOME.A bunch of haters.. and i would love to know when HOME needed an update to fix another update exactly they dont throw updates to fix another..They fix the glitches there own way..
...Why do you care? Why is it so important to you, may I ask?
ONLY FEW DAYS MORE AND HOME IS ON AIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
because they are fanatical rats that feel it is important to continue their pathetic agenda for unknown reasons... if home sucks...so what...if it doesn't...so what...its still free...its still innovative...and its still something that MS has absolutely no clue how to do...you can rip on home all you want, at least its a fresh idea on a gaming community...unlike those douchebag mii look a likes...i know what you guys will say, so don't bother...'bu bu but NXE is 4 teh 'coar gaymerz!1'...you guys are losers...
This is Micro$oft xBox 360 'New Xbox Experience'(NXE) for tomorrow -
;-D ;-D ;-D
+ I have had a few goes on 'HOME' beta(Japanese)and it's got potential to be really cool;)
+ I Laugh SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!! When i think of the Hardcore xBot Zombie Lemmings looking at the New 'NXE' Avatars!!! ;-D ;-D ;-D
HOME is the FUTURE!!! ;-P
HOME doesn't completely suck. It's a starting ground, like they have told us. Don't expect the holy grail. It'll grow, believe me, it has major potential.
"Playstation Home 1.5 out Nov 21 to fix home 1.0 like it always happens." HEy, just remember that NXE patches wont fix the RROD come tomorrow when people get it after the update.
HOME is launching in 2008 Oh wait Xfarts have Mii-like 2D rip offs aka NXE stupid XBOTS X360s warantees run out in 3 days expect massive shock and awe all over
how many people actually care about this? Bring on games instead. edit: I guess atleast eight people are interested in Home. Instead of just disagreeing mind telling me why I should be excited for home?
I'm not excited, and neither am I excited for NXE. Sure I'll play around and stuff, but to me it's not important. I'd rather have more games!!!
kev you make me laugh at how silly you are. Wasnt there a butt load of "games" that came out in the past few weeks? I have way to many "games" to play. My Home beta adds to the fun but telling you this is probably, Meh. So carry on
I still care. I get this and games. Awesome package. :)
but I don't think the fact that alot of games have come out recently is a real argument. Another first party game is rarely ever a bad thing, they could of made a really good one with all the time and beta testing they put into this. Back to the point, what is exciting about home? Maybe I'm just missing the point.
...but I'm not overly concerned about it. Just like I care if I eat dessert after diner but if none is around I'm not overly concerned about it either. I'll download HOME and use it occasionally but it could just as easily not be there and I wouldn't be bothered.
Home will be a great place for clan meetings before you go do a game battle... come on man use your imagination just a wee bit.
Everyone's excited for HOME. You obviously haven't seen too much on it, have you?
I guess by your logic there is no need to support anything other than games? Its basically a beefed up version of what MS is offering with their new Dashboard. So yeah, both are ways to support a community and obviously you have a problem with that
is home a game
Does a bear crap in the city? The answer would be "no", for those sarcastically impaired.
home is everything
Are you an idiot?
Bears crapped in my city once. Be thankful you weren't there.
Bubbles for making me laugh at work.
Manbearpig is real.
"Open beta will be here when it's here" - Confirmed not until next year.
"confirmed" by who? You? "we'll be inviting a huge number of people into the closed beta in SCEE territories. The final number of invitations sent will depend on how the load test goes hence no dates yet for the 2nd and 3rd batch or any numbers" "Open beta will be here when it's here." Perhaps it will happen in 2009, but it certainly isnt confirmed.
OK I'm guessing. But the full version is _certainly_ not going to come out this year (the beta at BEST) - and when you have, this close to the end of the year, no official word on open beta release date, it looks pretty clear that it's not going to release by the end of the year. Look I mean they said "fall" - and well, I see that winter is closing in. If it were coming this year there's no reason they couldn't announce a date like 20th December. They have totally screwed up with Home - they don't know what they are trying to achieve, they are spending their resources on pointless things like redesigning the Home square and bubble machines, and they have had huge problems with development leading to this delay. I blame SCE London Studio - and with all the hundreds of employees there you'd think they could at least make _something_ other than countless Singstar iterations, 2 cancelled games, EyePet and the POS people like to call Home.
So what's your point? Your not making sense for me with the "they don't know what they want to achieve" stuff. I pretty much understand the whole point of Home.
They have said that it is a social networking platform, or words to that effect. But look at every social networking _website_ and you'll spot a trend - they all have features to draw you in. Any website pertaining to some hobby. N4G is a good example, we're a community, right? Because there's news for gamers on the site, and we come here to read it. Whilst we're here, we might chat to some of the other users etc. Facebook lets you keep track of all your real-life friends, remember new people's names, organise events. I use Facebook for these purposes; but whilst I'm there, I might message my friends or have a game of poker. MySpace also has the draws of Facebook. Now you might say "But in Home we're all there because we're PlayStation gamers!" - but the reality is, you don't NEED to go to Home to play PlayStation games. There's are few draws to pull you into Home. OK sure, there's bowling. There's pool. There's chess. But these are all games that are a lot more fun in real life and just seemed tacked on to Home. I can't see many people coming back to Home every day just to play pool. Launching games from Home is a good feature - if you want to get a group together to launch into a game it's great - especially if it's usually hard to find a server. But I think that this feature will be broken in that it will only work for a select few games, and not very well at that. Video/music sharing - again, might be a good reason to go into Home, but it's not there.
thor your missing the point i said this in the open zone to palin, but here it goes again... home, at least from what i understand, does not try and emulate the goals of facebook, myspace, or secondlife. you are right, in that these social networking mediums have the draw in that they try and connect like minded people. facebook and myspace try to keep real life friends connected, and secondlife tries to connect people in a alternate universe. n4g tries to connect like minded gamers. homes aim is to bring together like minded ps3 gamers. xbox live has built a large online community, and homes focus is to do that same thing, but in a different way: in a tangible virtual world. keeping this in mind, they have also added elements and features that may make people draw the conclusion that it is similar to 2nd life, but in actuality, they are not the same. home is just trying to help people find games to play with, and at the same time giving them cool things to do in this virtual world.
I'll be honest when I say that I don't get what it is that Sony is trying to achieve with Home.It's this virtual world where like-minded gamers are due to all meet to talk about gaming?Why didn't Sony just copy Microsoft.If they had released the ps3 with a head set and spent the past 2 years give people the firmware updates that they have been asking for then there would already be a thriving online community and no need for Home.After all,what better place to talk about gaming than while you are playing games with your mates.
i get where your coming from but my guess would be that these media giants dont want to "copy" each other, or at least get caught copying. plus i think sony was banking on people using the blutooth headsets that they already had for their phones for their ps3s, but grossly overestimated how many people actually have blutooth headsets. anyways, i suspect sony is looking for home to help serve as a hub of pre-game congregation, sort of like how in mmorpgs people wait outside of "raids" or group quests and form parties/meet up with friends, before they tackle coop games, etc.
I personally hope that Home is everything that it seems to be and then some.I just not sure it ever will be.I feel that Sony have been on catch up since the release of the ps3 and that this has caused them to drop the ball.This in turn has had a knock on effect and I'm not convinced that Sony has ever had the ball held firmly in it's hands since.Sony must own the world record for "First" to "Worst" and this doesn't instill much confidence in me as to how they are going to handle Home.Time will tell.
Nice, 'jontay' was probably asked (told) to remove the post, probably not a good idea to credit him here, 'GT member' or something might of been better... Guess we'll see what happens in a few days, or perhaps this released info if accurate may stur a comment from Sony.
Aww so although they will be going LIVE on the 20th! It will only be inviting MORE people to the closed beta to kinda TEST to see how many people the servers can hold. And based on that, the second wave will go next week and so forth!. I hope i get in this time :-(
Could the virtual world no one asked for finally be ready? I kid...lets hope Sony is on the ball with this one. I personally dont care for it, tho I will take it for a spin...but i sincerely hope its coming soon for all of you that have been waiting...for some inexplicably godforsaken reason....;)
Well, since you were semi-kind about it, I'll let you in on why we're excited. - Meet up and watch movies together. - Unlocking special stuff only available through HOME. - Playing with all the innovative stuff: Soccer tournaments with your HOME avatar hosted by Adidas, Treasure hunts through HOME created by random developers to help you explore and get your imagination running, New trailers being released streaming live in the town's center where you and your friends wait and anticipate it, Special zones devoted to helping you with games (walkthroughs with trophy help and live advice from others playing the game right then), war rooms to plan strategies in games (warhawk, socom, MAG, etc...), and voice chatting with hundreds of other people...making it as close to real life as possible. (That includes sound proximity: the closer they are, the louder you'll hear them!) - It's completely open. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want. It gives you a sense of freedom. This is what people want...they want to feel untethered by the world around them. That is what HOME is. - Mall shopping sprees and the ability to help in creation of new buildings. Last, but certainly not least, CREATING YOUR OWN PLACE! Everybody has designed a room in the Sims or made a Mii...but when you take that to the next level, you get one simple thing: fun. SCEE understands what fun is and why gamers play the games they play. We just want to escape this screwed up world and enjoy ourselves. Why not try a world without restriction? Your home can look however you want it to look and you can do anything in your home that you want. It's your place. You can choose who comes in and who stays out. It's YOURS! I can't wait to go HOME.
The movie thing has been removed I don't like home. To me is seems pretty useless.
It's been removed until they can get it up again. It will be back though. Why is it useless? Do you not want to meet up with your friends and discuss how you're going to play through a level on Killzone 2 or literally meet new people...find some guy from Oregon that just so happens to love The Adventures of Pete and Pete as much as you do...and discuss it over a calming game of pool? It's socializing for gamers! Maybe some people will learn from it and talk to human beings now!
I see you have no bubble left so i won't take a shot at your comment. It just doesn't seem right.
Oh, I was right. Look, they're here!!^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
first bit of news I got in a long time about Home that actually got me looking forward to it. The anticipation can quickly go away if they keep on BSing and not release the service with and adequate amount of features and third party support
UPDATE: DELAYED. I just dont see the appeal. Nor do I see the innovation. Now, I know this will bring hatred from many fanboys, and I dont care---they need to work out their issues with their parents, not thru N4G---I just want SOMEONE to tell me whats so great about it. Tell me whats new about it? Tell me what ideas here with HOME haven't been done a million times before? What makes it so awesome and INNOVATIVE? Thats all I want. Make a list, and reply to this post. If you give me something valid, i'd appreciate it. And if you dont mind finding more than ONE thing(but lord knows I am having trouble finding just ONE THING), thanks people. EDIT EDIT EDIT @TOASTMAN--thanks buddy. I guess you must mean the ONLINE aspect of it. B/c The Sims would have shot down your reply. @THOR---Meet up with virtual avatars and play games. Hmm....sounds like every social networking game, EVER, lol. Thats the general idea of online gaming. And your right, it IS a complete waste of time. Anyone else? I'm looking for something VALID....something SOLID......something NEW....SOMETHING No one else has AND/OR has DONE.
first thing that comes to mind is its never been done before on a console
You can meet up with people virtually, see their avatar "in-person" and then launch a game with them and whoever else happens to be around and wants to play. Unfortunatly this feature won't work for most games and will have some drawbacks. Home will have no "pull" to get people to use it, and the number of users will drop off. It is lacking features, some of them will be stripped back/broken and you won't often see your online friends in Home. It won't give us ANY of the features that PSN lacks as compared to XBL. It has been a complete waste of money in my opinion.
i think people really need to realize that Home is a long term project.. this isnt something thats gonna be done and perfect on day one...im not trying to defend it because i know day one it will be broken thats a guarantee but people have to stop thinking its going to be some ultimate xbl destroyer on day one...Home is going to be a service that will grow through time and will be the main online service that sony uses for their future consoles...its starting life on the ps3 and will continue to grow throughout the ps3's life cycle and into the ps4 and ps5...be happy you can play your damn games online for free and are able to voice chat and video chat and all that good stuff...Home is going to be that extra something that distinguishes itself from the competitors...now for all the haters please stop your crying and stop expressing your hatred for a FREE service that sony is offering and play your games already...i sure as hell am
But exactly how is it distinguishing itself from the other social networks out there? In terms of Development---Second Life, Sims Online, MMO's, Myspace, Facebook, etc. are all waaaaay ahead of Home in terms of DEPTH AND DEVELOPMENT. All I ask is for is something sold. But hey, its cool, there isnt anything new about it. Not yet, right? Its a "growing" project. So far, its been nothing but a DELAYED project. @ SOCOMER: Thats the saddest thing I have ever heard. Sorry, man, but it is.
i understand youre trying to compare it to other social networks but i think thats the problem...compare this to the social network of consoles...you ask whats new? whats innovative? whats fun about it? and i ask why play games? why buy systems? why play online? why even be on this website? nobody can tell me they wouldnt try out home...if youre willing to play a game with friends or go on myspace or youtube or whatever then why wouldnt anyone be willing to try home out...its something different that hasnt been done on consoles...its another way of meeting people outside of gaming and i know your response is you can meet people on the internet or forums or whatever but to me i find home to be a great idea for gamers when they dont feel like playing a game they can go into home, a casual environment, and meet people, play chess, watch videos with friends, bowl and just relax...instead of us questioning about home why dont we accept it...whats the point of home? whats fun? whats different? whats innovative? why should we care? okay well why are we playing games in HD? why are we watching movies in HD? why dont we just roll with VHS...or better yet lets literally roll film and watch movies like that...instead of trying to take steps backwards lets take steps forwards...Home is a new way of interaction on video game consoles...i dont know i guess im just more open to stuff like this
EDIT: better yet PALIN instead of questioning a product you wont use and obviously dont care for...let the rest of us gamers be excited for it and you can go back to playing games cool?
EDIT EDIT: wait wait wait i think i know what you wanna hear...okay ready? Home does nothing new that other social networks do! DUH! but the fact that its on a videogame console is what makes it cool at least to me
Its distinguished by being ONLY on the PS3. Go back to Alaska.