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PlayStation friends finally get a second life

Sony hopes to cash in on the massive success of Second Life, which claims to have 15m registered players around the world - albeit that the highest number active at any one time is about 76,000. It is, however, available only on a computer rather than a games console. To try Home, which is slated for release in the next 10 days, players must download a piece of free software from Sony's PlayStation store onto their own PS3.

From here they must create their own character, known as an avatar; they are then free to explore Sony's virtual lands complete with shops, apartments and cinemas. They can also meet and interact with other avatars from around the world, exchange ideas and play mini-games such as chess or 10-pin bowling. Avatars can dance together or blow each other kisses but, in case you're wondering, interaction will fall short of full-on sex, a popular option for many Second Life fans.

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MAiKU3297d ago

The only two things that is similar is that you buy clothes and furniture.

Please, really do try playing this and then comparing the two. Betcha can't.

JD_Shadow3297d ago

I'll be good if they do that. THAT'S what I mainly wanted to see Home for. I'll probably be staring at my own bling for hours once they FINALLY add that.

But...THIS COMING WEEK?! That's some new info. Let's all check the Playstation Store update this coming Thursday.

Algonath3297d ago

I don't think ppl like it when they say, "Sony hopes to cash in on their own Second Life". Making them think Sony is like M$. Well.....Sony isn't doing all this for charity!!!!! They are a company too! And what was that other quote?: "Slated for a release in the next 10 days?" Hmm....Open Beta obviously?

INehalemEXI3297d ago

3D trophies is what im waiting for too. What would be sweet is if we could get an arcade like the ones in the bowling alley in our trophy room too.

Sangria3297d ago

"To try Home, which is slated for release in the next 10 days"
Wait, what? The beta expires in December 21st, how can Home release in 10 days?

-EvoAnubis-3297d ago

The beta won't exactly "end" in so many words. It'll just expand to everyone.

yamamoto1143297d ago (Edited 3297d ago )

...You mean they had one to begin with?

LeonSKennedy4Life3297d ago

No life = enjoying games...

Any more bullets, Einstein?

LittleBigKillzone3297d ago

I also own a 360 and use to be hooked on live but since i got Home 2 weeks ago, i literally havent touched my 360 since! dont get me wrong i also play a lot of games on my PS3 but this Home is just something else. Fun and addicting and very relaxing as well. The new summer house is just beautiful, and soon they are going to let you put up your own tv in your home space and share movies that you have stored on your PS3.

I think As it is home is amazing! the only thing is i hope they fix the game launching. One thing that i kind of dont like about the game launching is Warhawk for instance, when you launch into a game from people you meet in home, it literally takes you right to a match. I kind of wish it would take you to a warhawk lobby together and let you choose the game type you want to play.. but wait, Warhawk doesnt really have a lobby system to begin with so i think i answered my own question.

My bad lol but I hope in the future for game launching into games like COD, R2 and Killzone 2 that you can first launch into the game's lobby choose the game type you want to play THEN launch into the match. but yea, Home is downright AMAZING! Ive had it for 2 weeks and i spend a good 3 hours on average each day and im nowhere near being bored with it at all! infact gets better everytime. Just being able to meet so many other games with common interest and play pool with them, chat or just chill together and launch into games together is just pure awesomeness!

For those that dont have Home yet, be patient.. its very well worth it and you are in for a big treat in the next couple of weeks!

-EvoAnubis-3297d ago (Edited 3297d ago )

I agree with this. Home is a lot of fun. A bunch of us were there earlier tonight, just kicking it in the Central Plaza. You never know who you'll find wondering about......

http://blog.us.playstation....

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