Here is the GDC presentation by Phil Harrison showing off the functionality of the new PS3 social network, HOME.
Thanks a lot! Are there any other videos of Phil from the GDC?
Update: full 1 hour Keynote Video Here!
gamespot has the full keynote
Good find deepbrown!! Played okay for me. Sound went out a couple times but only briefly. Wow is not the word...I'm not sure what is...
Why you fancy baldy?
I did not recognize you with the new icon! lol
ALright there! I haven't got anything else yet I'm afraid. Catch ya laterz
somtin is wrong with the player it stops half way
Mine stops too, i dont get it
Hm. Hopefully it will be fixed.
to bad i really want to know more
LittleBigPlanet does the same thing, but it at least has an option to download the file as well, which I've started.
Isn't this just like second life? Don't people see the potential pitfalls in something like this?
pre pubesent teens
more hoops to jump through just to play a game with some friends.
what's so great?
Well I think we'll have to wait until the Beta where they can see what works and what doesn't and iron everything out. That's what a beta is for right? Also you don't have to use game. They are making changes to their normal online service too, so you can just use online in game etc.
I get it so they created a giant chatroom called home? now what's so special about it? I just see all these people go crazy over it, yeah it's cool but why is it that you're going crazy about it? I thought the ps3 was for games, not so that you stay in your house all day, going to virtual theaters and bars, spending virtual money and vitrual items. What happen if they end up scrapping it?
As far as I'm concerned - as long as they aren't too distracting - if a few in-game advertisements keep me from having to pay, I don't mind at all.
Look you set up your home. You buy games...you can add stuff to your home. You can get some mates round and go into a coop game if you like. It'll all be integrated into games...you can go in by pressing the home button, or go out for something more simple. It's about games and movies and entertainment. Shall we wait til April? Not too long...
i think that was a good video
You ROCK !
This is another CGI concept demo created to steal the show at the GDC. UNTIL they actually get this thing up and running people would best be served to be skeptical.
I can see graphically the demo looks impressive but what will the real thing do once the servers are up. I am still not hot on the idea that you have to meet up with a group first and then go into a game...why not join friends already in game. They should have spent some of their time improving the back end integration with friends list and such.
It will also be interesting to see if they can keep the service free in its entirety. I can see the gears turning in the execs heads already. In game advertising, virtual stores where you will be micro-transactioned to death to buy the coolest gear for your virtual self...I wonder how much an Ipod will go for in there. lol.
Sure I may sound like a pessimist, but the pessimist is never unpleasantly surprised.
ArmrdChaos wrote,"I can see graphically the demo looks impressive but what will the real thing do once the servers are up. I am still not hot on the idea that you have to meet up with a group first and then go into a game...why not join friends already in game. They should have spent some of their time improving the back end integration with friends list and such."
How do you know you can't join a friend in a game? How do you know they have not spent time improving the back end integration with friends list? You act like you were there and spoke to Phil, you have no information other than what has been give. You aren't part of Sony's R&D department. Sad how you come on here speculating about information no one outside of Sony is privy to. This looks cool but you also have to wait until more information is available to pass judgement as to whether Sony dropped the ball. Think before you write bro, it would serve you well.
It was mentioned in the other videos of this same subject, you would meet up with other people and then go in game. As far as the backend integration...you would think that if they did deal with it they would have announced it since that has been a sticking point with their online service.
As far as the rest, you reiterated my exact point. While you make the argument that I don't know enough to comment, it can also be said that no one knows enough to go running around like a 12 year old shouting "PWNED" when you haven't even seen this thing running online in the real world yet. I think just fine, what I don't do is blindly accept things until I have the proof...although I can't say that about others.
So, you can save your condescending statements for the pom pom waiving fools who constantly run around here doing their "I'm better than you" sermons.
According to most of the sites, it goes public beta next month...
So clearly... it isn't CGI. Especially if Phil Harrison was actually playing it.
You can't argue with an a$$ like ArmrdChaos, less you hear more sh^t from his mouth. He's just speculating and ranting because he's scared. If I were a MS fanboy I would be too, as much as people complain about Sony they have delivered 2 generations in a row with PS1 and PS2, not abandoned their first attempt because they got beat by an inferior system, so they obviously know what they are doing.
The fact that it wasn't CGI was lost on this fool anyway, it just shows his insecurity when he is on the Sony portion of the site trying to comment on something that doesn't concern him as a MS user. Sony is just stealing the shine and everyone is upset even Nintendo. All these fools badmouthing Sony just need to get a warm glass of milk, take a long nap and get back to us once Home is online and running.
Haha this is CGI! It's an up and running DEMO or BETA that they are running now. It's not CGI because he was playing it there...duh.
There will be advertising. You get things for your apartment for free, or things are unlocked when you buy a game, or you can get premium things if you want to buy...but you don't have to. It's not essential for the whole service...just like a faceplate on your 360 isnt///but it is an option to pretty it up.
these same people would be saying how great xbox live would be if microsoft had this.but...YOU DON'T!nintendo is doing stuff that is cool like the WII channel,and even microsoft is doing some cool stuff with live.but give credit where it is due:sony OWNED(don't need to mispell this one).you HATERS bagged on sony and sony was taking their time creating a REAL COMMUNITY wher gamers can come together and talk,play games and share stuff.
sony has blown the doors wide open and it can't be shut.home,singstar,eyetoy,moti on control,little big planet.they owned today.even konami could get in on the act with ddr.guitar hero could even be brought online and you could watch people play.you could even host your own programs or or discussions about certain games.it's ENDLESS!
you can buy stuff in virtual stores and download or have things sent to you in the mail in real life from companies.let's say i listen to a song or album only offered online through ps3,then i can decide to buy the songs or album and show other gamers and they might go online and buy it too.it's WIDE OPEN to the possibilities.movie trailers only offered through ps3 at the theatre,ANYTHING really.companies that make games could create areas that show you up coming games and have trailers and demos.you could give input to your favorite game company on what was good or bad about the game they released.it's just...WOW!just WOW!and:
IT'S ALL "FREE" FOR PS3 OWNERS.WE DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR HOME.not ONE CENT.it is sponsored by advertisers.you might buy something or not.but the possibility of you buying something you saw on "HOME" from an advertiser is enough that companies will be willing to get onboard because of sony's poetentially large fanbase.
SONY OWNED TODAY!you can't deny it or say it's nothing or it's like sims.you don't have to get a job in"HOME".you don't have to die in "HOME".haters will bash until the end but sony dominated today and hopefully tomorrow with games being shown.good time to be a "PS3 OWNER".
as top gamer would say:THANKS SONY!HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAH!!!!.... .............................. . .............................. . .............HAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA H AAHAHA!!!!!!!
relax dude, I can see you are impressed, I think it's a neat idea too. but unfortunately the industry watchers so far are saying "cool concepts, where's the games?"
I think he has focused on the negative too much by this point.
Where are the games? I thought this was a gaming console not a chat room.
I am well aware of what it was (despite the stuttering of the video stream)...a closed system demo setup at a trade show. UNTIL you see that exact product, functioning exactly as they show, through working internet servers full of people...not to get too excited just yet. Unfortunately Sony has put themselves in a position where they are assumed guilty until proven innocent.
It's too complicated for the average gamer
none of what you say or what i say is being read by the mass market.so your"sony lies" or "sony over promises or under delivers" means nothing.
you could talk to 10 friends you know and bag on sony.but it's still a drop in the bucket.your bashing or anyone's bashing now means nothing whatsoever.
the ideas companies could come up with.say rooms created for holidays.rooms created by game companies like capcom.let's say it's halloween and capcom creates a virtual fun house you could walk through.just one level and say happy halloween.and they also offer a trailer on resident evil 5 and a trailer of the next movie.car companies could get onboard with gt5's room and show you real cars,concept cars not top secret.offer you discounts on car parts or accessories.i could go to a virtual carnival with friends on my play list or see other people at this virtual carnival.the idea is just smoking for gamers and fans of ps3.
you just have no idea what it could be.if companies get onboard,and sponsor the content,xbox live will just look like small potatos.it just will look like last gen online instead of next gen online.
open your mind.not saying go blindly into the light,but you got to give sony credit for trying this.
But your right, the graphics may well blow in reality. But hey! It's an interesting idea, and its free so Ill definately check this out.
oh, I little off topic here but has anyone else got Motorstorm yet? I just got playing it and im sorry but its kinda crap. The demo was way faster. Im going to trade it in when oblivion ships. What u guys think of it? Honestly?
Get the guide for when you get stuck and a little guidence sometimes. I have spent 200+ hours on the thing making sure to do all the quests and finish the entire thing. Great game.
Not to mention all the expansion material they have coming out for it.
following this all day. It's a...cool idea. What I don't understand as while this is innovative it is nothing like LIVE. This isn't an answer to Live , Sony went in a different direction.
Alot of chest puffing today by Sony fans but the gamers can see while this is interesting this is not Live , it's different.
ur right its nuttin like live....WE DONT PAY NADA!!!!!!!!!!
I don't have money issues , I don't notice 50 bucks a year for live. I spend more than 50 bucks a week on lunch.
This is an online community , it's not a gaming service like LIVE , it IS a game. It will be fun and I am really looking forward to it. Just be clear this , free or not , is no Live killer. Sony has taken a different path.
It's like saying you got an A on a test before you even study or take the damn thing, too early to tell. I'm sure Sony has taken a look at live and is incorporating something similar. Its not about coming up with an idea, its executing it better than anyone else.
MS better watch out or Live might be forced to go off the air by Sony's ambitious plans. It seems like it might incorporate what Live is and a lot more. We shall have to see in a month or so.
Let me get this right, peoples arguments or should i say complaints about live is that it costs 50 dollars a year. Are you serious, you want to play 600 for a console 40-80 dollars for hdmi cables (which by the way is a movie format, it does not impact games) but you can shell out 50 bucks for an online service annually. You people must be joking. So if Sony started to charge for their online service, i guess you would be sayin" yeah but look what you get for the price" Live is worth the price of admission. I know you can't deny it. Sony's home is kinda like live and nintendo's mii somehow smashed together. Not completely though. They are still missing some key integration, but it's an attempt. But if you people keep on complaining about a 50 dollar fee, i'm gonna scream. You people are truly ridiculous
1. Not everyone has limitless cash to throw around.
2. All the gameplay features of Xbox Live have been done before on PC games, but without annual fees. The complaint is "Wait, why do I have to pay for things that PC gamers get for free? This looks like a ripoff."
3. By separating Xbox Live into Silver and Gold members, Microsoft has succeeded in holding back gamers from taking advantage of all of its features. What's the use of putting up downloadable game content if millions of Xbox Live users aren't willing to pay up for the admission price? This is one area that Sony has absolutely nailed, and it's that people will only buy content that is of usage to them.
Gold Membership is required to play your games online (Xbox). If people aren't gold members, they won't be buying multiplayer content. This equals lower revenue for both Microsoft AND game developers.
In contrast, Sony is offering Home for free, as well as the entire online community/multiplayer service for free. With less risk, there are more people willing to jump in and buy premium content. The percentage of PS3 and 360 owners that have online accounts are relatively equal; the percentage of those able to take advantage of online multiplayer is not.
so you guys are willing to fork over 600 bucks for a console, then more money for accessories and games, probably have a nice tv also. And you are saying that 50 dollars is way to much to pay, because supposidly people dont have money to "throw" around for live.
I think it is an alright idea, but dont rag on xbox live because it is still king.
Wait...it's crap? I had it reserved and got it today. (gamestop's one-day waiting thing) I love it!!! I've been playing online ALL DAY!!! It's really really good and the graphics ARE a lot better than the Demo. I was surprised. I think it's the first must-have on the PS3...but some would say it'll probably be LAIR...
I LOVE HOME!!! Does ANYONE ELSE see the potential in this thing? I mean...imagine a HUGE news article that says, "Sony to release MGS4 gameplay TONIGHT...but only in the lounge" and you meet all of your friends in the Home Lounge. HOW SWEET IS THAT? It's like actually BEING these people GOING to press-releases and everything!!!
If two-year olds are the average gamer...then the apocalypse is TOMORROW!!! Dude...this looks extremely easy to use and VERY fun! Why do you have to make this an issue. Live is the best online play, wii is the best nintendo product (haha), and Home is the sweetest feature since SAVEPOINTS!!!
I'm so happy!
I was not blown away by motorstorm is all. But I'll give multi player a decent shot tonight after the old lady stops hoggin me bandwidth..HEHE!
Anyone in the states or Aus who is online, hit me up!
My playstation network handle is......
Add me as friend peeps! Unite! Remember use a capitol A in spacetoilet.
Back on topic...This thing looks great! Huge potential!
Do u think if I get hold of a decent apartment, it will be worth 10 times as much in 5 years? haha
Dude dont tease us Aussies. We're still wanting for our PS3's. 14 sleeps to go.
Yeah...try multiplayer. I agree though...Oblivion's worth the try. Best version still on PC I'm sure, but still GREAT! I'm not a racing fan, but i LOVE Motorstorm for some reason. My name is = pitiful (all lowercase)
Much love bro...
first i'm fully blown by the whole thing!!!! (((((((((((((((:
and yes... i believe you sony - next gen starts when you say it!
Well done sony, keeping silence since months/years about such on-line community proposal is really great!!
What is cool about Sony is that they never copy others, they are innovative Company and will really invest on their systems while others will claim they have invented the wheel and are the best !! Microsoft did not invent anything, they simply wanted to be the first to deploy their merchandising system Pfff Microsoft should stop shouting and blaming others as they like to do, just keep humble as Sony does. Phil knows about the potential of their hardware and they do not need to go on hard talks against opponents because they are unique...rhhhhaaa that is why I beleive PS3 is great and will be the only true next-gen platform...I am sure next incredible games will come very soon thanks to Phil effort to help developers community...I havepre-order mine now
Remember what Sony say to what Sony deliver are two very different things.
They'll most likely delay it a year then re-badge The Sims.
So was this the big announcement from Sony? No Killzone 2 footage? No surprise God of War 3 footage? No next gen Shadow of the Colossus? Instead it's some lil feature called home? Wow! Were their any game announcements for the ps3?
You know what's really going to make this catch on??? The romance! This is the kind of thing that people with low esteem and insecurity problems can come out and maybe meet some new friends and possibly a soul mate. Their are tons of virtual worlds on the pc that have similar features but do it better. For example, Second Life.
Virtual worlds are usually a playing field for people that have no friends or mental problems. It's been documented many times by top doctors. If the ps3 and this feature explode in popularity, we might have a serious problem for our youth.
"Virtual worlds are usually a playing field for people that have no friends or mental problems. It's been documented many times by top doctors."
Says the man posting on a virtual space called a forum.
very interesting concept, huge potential but even so I am going to sit in the back for this one to begin with to see how it pans out. Vetting a system like this is going to be nigh on impossible and the whole system means nothings if the games cannot be implemented in a meaningful way. For that to happen there need to be games in the first place and at present the cost of development is scaring all but the big boys and a few true believers away (understandably). And another thing, how does the PSP fit into all of this?
Pretty interesting, but i was bored with it by the end of the demo. The only thing i was really interested in was the "trophy" room. i can see myself enjoying that. But other than that, to be honest, i was not impressed, it does not seem slick enough or somehow doesn't seem at all that "next-gen" new. i know it hasn't been done before, but with the way most technology is going (smaller faster), i am not interested in seeing virtual figures walking around in these environments. I do like the idea of just about every aspect they showed, like the trophy room, seeing demos, movies etc. But to be virtually walking around to these different areas seems, to me, cliche and somehow out dated before it is even up and running.
And i understand advertising and everthing that goes with it, but i am one of those people that can't stand having advertising rammed down my throat, and that is EXACTLY what this is going to do, and that is probably one of the biggest reasons why SONY loves this, they are going to rake in the money by turning the PS3 environment into a major advertising engine (advertisements for everthing other than games).
The positive side of my thought on this was that i am impressed with how they are thinking (but not the final boring results). I like playstation, love the games, i think i will leave this "home" stuff for the kiddies or people who live for the online virtual worlds...
thanks deepbrown for the video!!
TO all those haters who are saying where is the games and what about the gamers well this is GDC and so they dont show off in game foorage and CG trailers they show of development tools and features
why would developers care about a killzone trailer
Come on you haters you know damn well this is not the place for marketing
Home f*cking amazing and there are some morons who are saying
" Its CGI or a Video" and that clearly shows there stupidity
is blindly believing everything Sony shows/says with their track record over the past months. What was said was that it very well could have been a Demo made specifically for the show. You nor I can prove this thing was running on actual web servers at the time of the demo. The overall message in all of my comments was not to get all that excited UNTIL this thing is up and running in the real world as described. I give acclamations for promises delivered NOT promises made. So pi$$ off with the fanboy behavior.
This looks really cool. There's so much to it. How long before game specific additions come in like, if you beat DMC4 or MGS$ on hard modes you could put there charactor models into home as your charactor or maybe use their clothes. Lots of possiblities.
I think the concept is brilliant and creative. And people who lose hours upon hours on MySpace will probably love this.
But as a guy with 2 jobs, a wife and kids, I don't have time to mess around with this(I use my gaming time to play games), so though it is really cool, it reality, it won't get much use by me and, therefore is not a selling feature.
And since the average age of gamers is slowly rising - 28 last I heard, my opinion may apply to others. But then again, there are tons of people on WOW (something else I'd love to do, but have no time for).
Either they don't have financial and relational responsibilities, or they are ignoring those responibilities.
I guess my point is that I barely have enough time for a real life. So, a feature like this, just like the "crib" feature in some recent sports games, will be something I ignore.
home is really sweet,it cool and another great way to spend some time with freinsds when your online this is going to kick some major a$$.
When is the MS/360 keynote speech? I would think it should be soon so they can show what they have in store for all of the MS fans. I'm very interested in what Sony has for the PS3, but as a gamer I am interested in most gaming news. Let's hope its soon, I know MS fanboys can't stand Sony stealing the shine at the GDC, or did it already happen? If so it must have been really uneventful.
I play on xbox live and I like it, it gives the 360 life but this home idea looks awesome, watching high quality videos while in the 3d wow. I'm definetely going to get a ps3 now.
Is that people are downing this because they say only people with no lives play in a virtual world. How is this any different from you playin on Xbox Live. You can meet and play with total strangers on xbox live also, as well as with friends u know. But xbox fanboys are all about online. Oh this game aint online... i'll pass. If u had real friends in the first place then online wouldn't be that big of a deal if it's left out. I mean I like online sometimes but it's not everything. I probably will try HOME but I'm not substituting my life for it. Sony expanded the experience and Xbox fanboys are mad Xbox didn't do it first. Pathetic!!!!! You don't have to use home anyways, it's optional and best of all it's free. Xbox fanboys love choice right, well there u go. Sony4life.
I "hang out" and socialize in the real world. Though, this forum is a form of virtual world, isn't it? - But I'm at work and my usual weekly meeting was cancelled so I have some free time.
Look, I wasn't bashing the idea. I just said that my game time is to actually play games. I'd love to have the time to play a MMO or explore what is offered by this "Home". I just don't have the time. For people who do, I'm sure it will be great.
Omg! i want this game wii and now Ps3 have social game sim but no xbox360 now im mad..
The actual home thing is w/e. I doesn't interest me, but the arcade looks hot!
... i don't know. If I wanted to play The Sims, I would just tell my little sister to let me borrower her copy.
DOA 4 Lobby System Or Phantasy star Online Virtua Home (Still unoriginal.). Good day People.
looks like a slow way to navigate through a marketplace. looks interesting though.
Something for the ps3 fans to hug to death.
They took the best parts of second world and other community type games and layered it over xbox live. Which is totally cool. I wonder if this will help them sell more PS3’s in the long run. It has diffidently made the PS3 fans on N4G happy.
I personally do not think so because it did not tip my scales, but I think is very neat and cool but not very original. It just stands out because it is their thing. I just have the hardest time thinking this will boost console sales.
Sonys games will boost console sales not this.
Well this home thing to me is not impressive, its just the sims, bebo, myspace and Habbo Hotel all mixed together. I would rather them focus on bringing excellent games to the PS3. Killzone 3, God of War 3 etc are just examples of games which show that the £425 is worth the price, this is a gimmick like the Six-Axis. Games are the answer to winning the console, plus the online.