Speaking to website Gamasutra, PlayStation Home Director Jack Buser has described avatars such as Nintendo's Miis as "par for the course" this hardware generation, but insisted that Home's contributions in this area would "leapfrog" the competition.
cant w8 for open beta when everyone can have it and really put home to the test
I am in the home beta and i have to say it has been over hyped.Its nothig special, what is there is reall good but over all i did not see what all the buzz was about.I still look foward to it coming out but those of u who are really looking foward to it should not get ur hopes up to much.Its nothing special when u think that they delayed it so long and the hype it has.
^^^^ yo theres an old saying for you "Dont judge a book by it's cover" meaning - you've only tried the beta. not the full application
Considering what type of application it is, what the hell did you expect...? It's a social networking application, period.
I am in the beta too. I like it. It will be great when everything is available.
I've been told that the Beta is only part of what is there. I was also told that there are different levels to the beta, so although it seems scant, there appears to be more that meets the eye. I'll publish a story in a few days about some suggestions that were given to home almost a year ago.
"you've only tried the beta. not the full application" I've been in many many betas for lots of different products. If you think Home will go through some miracle transformation from now until release that makes it some radical new fun 'thing' then you're living in a dream world.
@Perjoss: no miraculus transformations, but more things to do, and more places to visit. It's enough for me. To be honest, I hope they'll open the docks in full version. The view from the room is amazing. Anyone know if there's one and the same instanced room for everyone or different variations and places?
to everyone who has it and is disappointed, you have to underdstand its missing key features like game spaces and customisations.
It's awesome when you are with your friends inside, I have many active friends on the PSN and got 5 on the beta.... man... we just need some beers, because the games, the fun, and the social environment is awesome.
and i couldnt agree more...... home is amazzin cant wait for open beta and all the content!!!!!
I know what it is.People think that it will change online gaming but i dont see how it will.
I'm in the closed beta, it's great! My only beef is, I can't find any good chess competition!!!
My only beef is - Why would they make people wait to bowl, play pool, or arcades??? Its a virtual world... they dont need to make me wait like real life. They need to fix this crap. Right now those activities are the only thing to do besides socialize and they are always taken.
I swear I've seen this story on N4G before.
Even commented to the effect that 'imminent' instead of a proper day and date WASN'T NEWS.
Also, what does it say about me that I recognise Pennywise's avatar?
It might say that I post too much, or you dream about killer clowns....
What does it say about me considering that I own the movie his avatar comes from? lol
Sl1M - Want me to sign that for you??
You didn't pay for it I hope. Of course, one other alternative is that you got it from friends or family as a 'gift'...please tell me that wasn't the case!
It was a gift. I have a huge collection of S.K. movies and all of them have been gifts. Well, except for Needful Things. That I did buy.
And Penny, I'll send it out for you to sign... If for some reason it doesn't make it back... I won't get too upset. lol
Home is great so far. I see where Sony's going with this.
Also in the home beta too. Not the most exciting thing ever but its getting there. The social aspect in the best part of it so far. I think it's a little over hyped but it'll be interesting to see where it goes.
Why exactly was it hyped in the first place? Because It's a social networking application? And guess what, it does that well. I don't get your comment about it being overhyped. People know what to expect and people who aren't into social apps have already shunned it.
3D shopping mall with friends ... this is going to change gaming forever !!
Soon there will be a LBP level of HOME .. maybe july 2010
Nice to see you are wasting time with another account that is just 4 hrs old
playing pool .. or ... waiting in line to play pool ...
can you blame him? he owns a 360 he has no games to play.
I would love a list released of all alt accounts with main accounts just to show everyone how one or two people troll both sides making gamers hate each other.
We all float down here ...
but seriously folks ... home is more than just a 3d shopping mall, virtual queue's for Pool and bowling etc ... it's ... it's ... er ...
What is it again? .... Avatars? no ... er .... no clue
Your last post says it all... "no clue" I don't think any of us are really surprised that someone with "no clue" owns a 360 and doesn't own a PS3
you couldn't even add one more thing to the list ....
even I can do that .... Watching movie trailers in Home ... incredibility, the future has arrived.
or were so soo busy making LBP levels you didn't have time to watch the trailer? Or maybe standing in line too long to play pool. Either way I think you've had way too much fun in there.
I shouldn't be surprised that someone with no clue doesn't understand things the first time around so I will say it again... you clearly have "no clue" being the owner of a 360 and not one of the PS3
is being told that 3D chat, 3D trophies and 3D pool(with 3D queue) are going to change the gaming universe, and continues to say so even when everyone involved in the beta said it was dissapointing
no clue is waiting 7 years for it.
no clue is being told 2D mario simulator is game of the year when only 5 people buys it, and that's the combined age of everyone who bought it.
no clue sold over 6 million less consoles than faulty RROD, and by next month it will be almost 6 and a half million ....
no clue still hasn't finished watching all the MGS4 film after 32 hours playing it.
no clue still hasn't mastered the controls of LAIR.
no clue has no clue ;-)
I was going to ask if you were done yet, but I see all of your bubbles are now used up... "no clue is waiting 7 years for it" - Who is waiting for Home? I sure as hell didn't buy a PS3 for Home...I bought it for a reliable gaming machine with graphics that the 360 has yet to showcase "no clue is being told 2D mario simulator is game of the year when only 5 people buys it, and that's the combined age of everyone who bought it." -You are saying the the quality of a game is directly proportional to the number of people who buy it? By that logic, it is ok to kick pre-pubescent 360 owners in their ballsack if enough people are doing it. -also, what is funny is that the average age of a 360 owner is below the average for a PS3 owner...guess there are alot more younger people playing Gears 2 than LBP "no clue sold over 6 million less consoles than faulty RROD, and by next month it will be almost 6 and a half million" -This is exactly my point about "no clue" "no clue still hasn't finished watching all the MGS4 film after 32 hours playing it." -First you would have to have "Played MGS4" to make that statement true and... -If you actually spent 60$ on a game and chose not to get all of your money out of the game then that is your loss -You obviously have no clue If it took you 32 hours to complete the game, "no clue still hasn't mastered the controls of LAIR" -More like, no clue still hasn't realized that an update allowing you to control the dragons with the analog sticks has been released some time ago...thanks for keeping up with us though. It seems that every one of your comments is intentionally trying to prove my point for me...If that was your goal, then you have done a decent job....if it wasn't your intention... then you clearly have No Clue!
littleBIGfail - it is very suiting for you to have the word fail in your name. littleBIGtroll would be good too! Just think about it for when this account is down to 1 bubble.
Why are you guys talking to him? Don't you know that trolls feed on your replies? Just take a bubble,put him on ignore and never make contact with greasy faced kid again. On topic tho.Home is almost here..then anyone with an IQ above 100 can tell you that PSN > XBL. No doubt about it.
i mean if the idea takes off, would they improve graphics/application and continue it on PS4 or is it juts for PS3?
I would sure think they would, I mean, why wouldn't they? But only time will tell. I've yet to see an article mentioning anything about it.
I personally don't see why not since this is only the beginning of online connected consoles. Maybe in PS4, the Home itself would be possible to take it with you ala remote play.
that would be cool. ^_^
...As a matter of fact, some people in the GAP were trying to push a PS2 version of home, if Sony would bundle a PS2 with a hard drive. That way PS2 people could talk to PS3 owners, and play PS2 multiplayer games from different consoles. The codename was "clubhouse", as instead of having teen versions of avatars like home had, it would've had kid-sized avatars for ease of rendering purposes. The advantage would've all been Sony's because when PS2 people were ready to up-convert to the PS3, they could transfer their game data and avatar information to the PS3. I don't know why it didn't get off of the ground, other than perhaps competing with the PS3 would've hindered sales. But I think this console cycle will last more than five years... ...you're looking at closer to ten. That works better for all console producers in terms of readiness and testing. - Sony said it could last ten years - Microsoft said it could last one day pas Sony We'll see who is lying and who cracks first.
Home is cool. I just want the rest of the features to work to test. Like the fact that you can't transport to a friend. I had a friend on my friends list try and met me in the bowling alley but we couldn't see each other so i tried to pull his name up and go to where he was but that option doesn't work. I think it s going to be a great way to met other gamers around the world. mY Main complaint about home is all the guys running around with Female avatars lol! I'm trying get my swagger on and its a damn dude in drag lol!
I like what home has so far but it also seems like it will be a boring experience for the long hull. I used it 2 days and saw everything it had which was not much, people say wait for the full verSion but i have played all the betas except for killzone 2 and they have been no different from the betas so i am having a tough time believing the full will be that much different from what we testing now. I do believe in the future this could be a lot better than it is now.... but the true question is when will it reach that status its been so long waiting for this and still its not what was promised!
SONY has already in everything!!! ;)
Think everyone wants the Open beta now. I'm ready;)
I'm in Ken and you all know I LOVE my PS3, but I find a hard time justifying opening HOME. They need to add game launching for all games, give us missing features and eliminate the lines for arcades, games. HOME has a lot of potential, but it isnt there yet.
cant compare HOME with the other systems...totally different....not even on the same planet
personally, I dont care for any of them especially the new Live seutp.
The old setup was 100% better.
I play games online, not interfaces to play games regardless who makes them.
And I have been a day one Home beta tester
360 gamez = Epic FAIL. Nada in 08' and pure crap in 09'. Sackboy destroyed metacritic for Botz. His awesome game makes 360 RROD from jealousy. Why can't MS make quality? Cause they SUCK!
Has incredible potential. Especially with crafted areas for specific games, Uncharted being the example right now. Also with the theatre they could release footage and trailers for games exclusive to Home users. Lastly, even beyond the social aspect is the integration of the PS Store into home. Think going into a virtual video game store and hitting up the shelves looking for a new game. Then download and install through Home as opposed to the PS Store. So much can be done with this medium.
Darkseider, are the game specific areas in the beta? I haven't found them and I have looked. Is there a specific way to access the uncharted and warhawk rooms? Thanks
they were in the version before the last one. I dont think I saw them since the last update, but really dont use it that much and didnt look for them. I am just so tired of redoing everything with all the updates.
I'll give you home if you give me Resistance 2, or some nice PSN games.
is home down i cannot connect to the servers
what people dont understand that are saying that home is boring, or doesn't have much, is that home version 0.98 had a bunch more than 1.0 version. But they took out feature in 1.0 to just test the servers with all the new people. So home will be alot better with in december, when they bring back what they had in v.98.
What features are we missing?? I got in v1.0 and I have to tell you with only warhawk launching and lines for the games(only cool thing about HOME atm) home is lacking.
That is specifically one of the things that was removed - prior to v1 you could launch any PSN game on your HDD and the game disc in your PS3.
Not sure what else was removed, but that was the first thing I noticed when v1 came out.
home is fun when theres people you know around.. otherwise it will get boring... itll be awesome when all people gets it.. and the mall is open, more arcade games etc .. etc.. it lives up to the hpe IMO.
i am going to tell you truth fully home beta sucks kind of when your first play it it rocks but after the 6th hour it gets boring but this is the beta i know the full version is going to rock cuz in the beta i cant go buy cloths and other stuff .. cant get tvs and other stuff for my aparmt .. but the full version is going to rock and only get better with updates.. thats my option on the subject and sorry i cant spell lol..
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