The New Home Cafe has been Anounced! There is also a contest to see who can think of the best name for it.
... I havent been in Home for over a month orso now. It was just too boring. I'll check it out when I have some time over the weekend, to check the newer spaces. 1 thing I'd like to see though, is the ability to not just see trailers of games/movies in HD in the 'theatre' in Home, but also the option to just save them (in FullHD and without the Home-surroundings obviously), to your HDD. Basically, just give us the ability to save the HD trailers from within Home to our HDD.
They should use "Starbucks" but actually use Starbucks for advertising and money making. Just give us boardgames and other things to do. Wish we can use PSPs instead of that little electronic gizmo so that the possibility of being able to play games on the virtual might come up.
you can go to that space now. its in the japanese home
Yeah in the Japanese Home it's called Famitsu Cafe, with monthly video updates and quiz events. Without Famitsu it would just be a boring place of nothing. I also don't understand when the Japanese Home does the survey they let you do it inside Home, where the US quiz and survey you have to use a PC to goto the forums, it kinda defeats the purpose on the online community feel they are trying to push (plus a pain in the ass). BTW Japanese Home also have forums for you to goto from your PC, but stuff like the Biohazard quiz even would've been done inside Home.
I loved Home the first week or so then it got very boring and i havent even been in it since.. Ill be completly honest as much as i hate to say this.. But Killzone 2 is the only thing keeping me interested in the PS3.. I know i might get a lot of disagrees and im sorry but it has to be said. Ive owned my PS3 for nearly 3 years now, 2 1/2 years give or take and ive also own the 360 for the same amount of time and i must say ive gotten A LOT more play time from my 360. I use to be a very die hard sony supporter and i thought Home was going to be awesome like they promised but as usual with Sony, it under delivered. With that said I think Killzone 2 is the most amazing console game i have ever seen and honestly i kind of wish it was on the 360 due to more xbox live players and the controller is better for FPS, but ill be picking up day 1 regardless
PS3's only been available for 2 years and 2 months. How'd you own one for 3 years? o_o'
I have to agree with you killzonegamer. It's a far better piece of hardware than the Xbox, but the 360 is so much smoother and more streamlined - I find the dashboard incredibly user-friendly... even fun. The words I'd use to describe the Playstation's version are sterile and mechanical. In Home they even went about creating a friendly seaside town, yet it still feels sterile and uninviting. I'm bored of it already. I have also gotten used to the Xbox controller and find it fantastic - it's a good-size and is intuitive and responsive, unlike Sony's, which is still basically the same controller, with add-ons, as the PS1 controller from 1994! I don't like the new triggers that have replaced the R2/L2 buttons either - they feel too... gooey. All in all, nostalgia aside, my Xbox is probably my favourite ever console - really! I think it's brilliant - MS seems to have such a passion for it to succeed. As for the PS3, if Killzone and God of War don't live up to the hype I'm going to be in utter dismay. Sony really needs to buck themselves up. No wonder they're operating at a loss - they don't seem to be doing anything. Look at MS buying themselves as much exclusive content and games as possible. Controllers aside (which aren't going to change), the potential of the PS3 is huge, yet Sony keeps on sitting on their hands... and it's f*cking annoying.
The PS3's GUI is completely customizable. If you don't like it, download a theme or two and replace it. If you want it personalized, you can even make your own.
I didn't disagree with you about Home, yeah it needs more variety and a gaming structure dealing with the user box which I posted in the playstation.com home forums about,, but if you have been a Sony fan, since PS1, then you know and even now know there are more games to play on the PS3 than the 360, again being a Sony fan not fanboy IMO a Sony fan is a one who obviously likes their (Sony's) first party games and knows right now there are plenty of games to play on it plus the multiplats, and in the future this year in fact we are being flooded with games more than 2008, so if you are a Sony fan don't sell your PS3 as you will regret it missing Sony's usual great lineup plus new and interesting IP's Again being a Sony fan I can only see more games being dumped on us, and as of right now IMO the game lineup either equals or edges off the 360 and Wii, again being a Sony fan and not a fanboy Note: I know I am going to get disagrees from people thinking this reads as a fanboy statement, but that's not my intention its just that I willfully chose to have 1 system as it fufills my preference and is a great investment, I have no qualms with people loving 360 more again thats their preference not mine and people having multiple systems more power to you and enjoy the gaming heaven, but for me the PS3 is all I need for present and future
He said 2 1/2 years (give or take)
and Killzonegamer83, teh!!!! thats all i'll say to your comment.
teh is the best work online.
Even as a PS3 fanboy i think Home is fuken lame.
its only lame if you don't attempt to do anything.good laughs for me but maybe because im high all the time but I can't wait for the EA room ..a killzone 2 room would be nice.
Well everyone it is new and is also old because is in hongkong already, ^^ but hey there bringing it to us in America so you guys should give credits to them... also hope they add cool stuff in it and make it diffeent from other cafe
whats the point in a cafe online
HAHAHAH... that was great! Bubbles for you.
I have no clue.
HOME IS SO LAME I AM A SONY FANBOY
agreed. "beta" is just an excuse sony and fanboys will use to defend how crap home is.
I don't see Home as a good place for you. It's simply a neat way to meet with fellow gamers outside the realm of say Call of Duty or Little Big Planet. It's relaxing.
Sorry, I didn't buy my PS3 to look at an avatar in a virtual world and chat with people I'll never meet. I bought it to play games and watch BDs. If you think liking Home means you are a sociable person, you need to get out more. I'm not saying that everyone shouldn't like Home, it's just my opinion that it's incredibly lame and underwhelming. In all reality, it serves no other purpose except allowing Sony to nickel and dime you on virtual T-shirts. They need to stop the gimmicks(Home, Life With Playstation), and worry about making their user interface more solid(it literally takes 45 seconds to load up a friends' profile), and ADVERTISING. The last time I checked Sony is a business, and people aren't buying PS3s because of Home or Life With Playstation. They're wastes of money and man-hours on Sony's part. Other than that, I have no real problem with Sony; great games, reliable hardware, and free online service. EDIT- and I will admit that the Red Bull Race in Home is pretty fun. But that and the occasional chess game are the only things in Home that don't make me fall asleep.
And NXE ISN'T a gimmick? Yeah, Home needs some more things in it (STILL waiting for ANYTHING regarding the trophy room. Why the hell isn't anyone at Sony even bringing that up?), and hopefully the EA Home space will change things like some people (like HHG) says it will, but c'mon! You HAVE to admit that the gimmick comment was a bit hypocritical when NXE is a similar concept and you said nothing about it. Were you just trying to keep the subject about Sony because of the article, or were you having a more sinister purpose?
I dont get that at all. NXE is the 360's OS, not an optional virtual world. Definitely no gimmick. The NXE update added functionality to GAMES directly with the HDD installs, and made socializing with your friends better with Party Chat. Not to mention Netflix, and just a much spiffier looking system. XMB is really the counter to NXE, which is the same boring OS it was on PSP years ago. Changing your theme and icons has no effect on the actual OS itself. Its still clunky, and not intuitive at all. And has less features than NXE. And Home is just plain terrible and boring. Hanging out in a virtual world with a bunch of dudes that like video games? Guess what? PLAY SOME GAMES THEN...lol. And no voice chat? What the hell is the point then? And speaking on the installs on NXE, why do people say the PS3 has been doing that? The MANDATORY (or optional) installs DO NOT negate the need for the PS3 to actually use the disc. Besides the fact that the installs would be HUGE, and take forever. Not saying you said that Darkpower, Ive just seen it said too many times in here before.
1. Hope you're not the one who put me on ignore (don't think you were, I think it was Why dis, who I wouldn't care if he did or not). 2. I don't think the XMB is that hard to use, though I would love some custom sorting options now since my music collection on there is HUGE. That's just a matter of personal preference, I believe. To me personally, I thought the blade interface of the 360 looked cool and served its purpose well, and didn't see anything majorly wrong with that interface. I'm probably one of the few that thought that, but to each his or her own. 3. I think Home is a little underrated and misunderstood of what it actually is (though I do agree that there isn't that much to do just yet. Hoping the EA space lives up to its hype. It sounds pretty sweet, though for some reason, that Fight for Items rumor HHG mentioned on his show doesn't sit right with me). I do agree with you in the sense that they REALLY need to get the game launching thing going already (I guess it's not JUST that trophy room that has never been discussed in a long time). However, the point of it is a social networking area to meet new players to play the MP games like Warhawk or Socom with. It's a good app, but right now it's not living up to what it could be for the players (I got some bragging rights by getting up to 300 some in Saucer Pop. THAT can get addicting once you master the controls), but it is under rated in a way.
I didn't talk about Microsoft or their products for 3 reasons; 1. I don't own an Xbox 360 anymore. 2. I don't care about Microsoft when it comes to gaming. 3. I'm not a super fanboy that can't have a discussion about the PS3 without involving the 360. Also, comparing NXE to Home? Do you even think before you post? Apples and oranges my friend, apples and oranges. NXE might be a gimmick, but as previously stated, I don't care about Microsoft when it comes to gaming.
I definitely didnt ignore you bro...though I dont agree with you on some things, I respect your opinion, and you actually know how to string together complete sentences. I do agree with you about the Blade system, it worked fine. The new system works great too, and looks cool to boot, while still keeping the blade functionality if you press the guide button. The XMB is fine once you know it of course. And I do like how you can change the themes...my roomie used a Simpsons theme for my profile that has Bart writing "Kick me I have an Xbox" on the back of Homer's head. Cracks me up. The stuff you bring up about Home definitely is more interesting than what I have heard thus far. I can only judge it on what it has done so far, but Im not saying it cant get better.
I really wish they would give us places where we can do things like umm Virtual Amusment Park or Sports Areanas or Racing Tracks. Something that can be done other than gawking at the women who are really men pretending to be women whom everyone knows are really men.
search the EA Room on youtube it looks great
nice to see were geting spaces quickly the cafe looks promising along with theh EA room in march im sure by Summer rools around Home will be 100x beter than what it is now.
we are only getting slowly spoonfeed a few things to keep us interested. this is a joke. we should have HAD the EA center already. they should name it " another place that doesn't have draughts/checkers" arggg... they can play checkers in the UK. why not in the US.
well this is in hk and i played it when there was alot of stuff in the conference room and down stairs there was a big animal whatever holding a screen showing some peps laughing and i was like what understood nothing soo i didnt know what was so funny
Saw this in the Japanese version and had wondered what it was, sounds cool
More boring places to hang out in HOME? If I want to hang out with a bunch of losers, I don't need to turn on my PS3.
"If I want to hang out with a bunch of losers, I don't need to turn on my PS3." So, you guys will be watching TV?
No, I can go outside and talk to actual people, who may or may not be losers.
It's an optional social network, if you don't like it don't use it. However it's getting better for what it is.
So I agree you cant really complain too much about it. I think it sounds lame, so i havent bothered to try it myself. But thats me. But of course Home has a big target on its back since it has been talked about for so long, expectations were there. Not me; I remember when Second Life first got popular. I tried it out, and immediately thought this will be the next huge thing, a virtual reality. Then I tried it again, and realized it was extremely boring. I just didnt get the point. At least Home is game-centered, so that has more appeal than Second Life to me. but not nearly enough to use it.
what is the point of the cafe....
what I also would love is exclusive content based on gamer level like get to lvl seven and you can flaunt a nice FFVII buster sword to chop thru people who piss you off. That would rock. ok all kidding aside they really need to incorporate home gamer lvls and trophies like they said they would.
Hey sony fanboys you don't like home . You have a choice . turn it off.Its not like your paying for it . Aren't you the same idiots who sat here and defend home to the death.Other people who has a ps3 might like it .so just because you idiots don't like you want sony to scrap it .just wow..I don't know what so hard with meeting somebody and playing a game ? you can tell what people on your friends list is playing. Fake sony fanboys are lame....
How about.... "I got no balls to socialize in a real cafe" cafe!
Actually i like home, Sully's Bar is pretty awesome.
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