What is the meaning of these various billboards sprouting up all over the world? What is the mystery?
They are going to reveal the meaning of life
To buy a PS3. :D
I know I'm going to get flamed but Home has been, and still is, a complete failure and waste of resources. Perhaps if Phil Harrison were still at Sony his "baby" would be more than a venue to chase people and float above stair wells. Still can't hang photos off my HDD in my apt, still can't listen to music in my apt, still can't watch videos off my HDD in my apt...what the bleep? I know you guys are going to go on about how it's optional and I don't have to use it. That's true. But it wasn't free to make. I'd take a party system and cross-game voice chat over Home any day. I'll keep an eye on Home. Maybe walking around E3 in Home (if that happens) or EA's Home Space will change my mind. Maybek, like the PSN Store, Home will change so drastically in the span of a year that these complaints will seem well worth it. In the meantime it is simply a link on my XMB that I never use.
Everything great in life is free. Looking at you, Live.
I agree with you for the most part... I was really disappointed with the lack of streaming audio and video in my apt. In fact, today was my first time logging back into Home since the first week it launched. HOWEVER... although I still want those features I was promised. Xi actually turns out to be a HUGE step in the right direction. It actually has me interested in Home again. I only logged on b/c I was curious after seeing articles for it pop up for the last two weeks. As it turns out, the whole mystery solving element of it (and the activities involved) actually provide a satisfying level of fun. Not 'game' fun... something different. Not really sure how to describe WHY I like it... but they succeeded in drawing me back. And b/c of it, I've spent an hour in Home actually having fun. I think Home is going to be just like PSN & Live... it will get better over time. If now is not the time for you, maybe they will add something to 'hook' you later. Personally, I just hope all of the new spaces have the same sort of appeal that Xi does.
it's original it's updated DAILY it has mini games the billboards are part of a greater challenge you have to TEAM UP with others people to solve ... since xi is online i conect to home as soon as i get up to try new things or check new part of the story .. the fact that clues ( fragments in the xi game ) are located BOTH in real life AND on internet is just GREAT ... Home is Not a game area , you already have games on your ps3 right ??? Home is something else and Btw there is nothing wrong with Xi ,especially when they giving you a sixaxis-mini game like 3 days ago. "Still can't hang photos off my HDD in my apt, still can't listen to music in my apt, still can't watch videos off my HDD in my apt...what the bleep?" The fact it's still in beta ? The fact new features are coming ( like sony updates his xmb ) The fact that Home is a community that is popular when you see the number of people speaking in the "spaces"
Home ma have not been free to make, but its making money. As every avatar running around it in a pirate, ninja or snowman costume can attest. Xi is an excuse to bring people in and make them come back. With some spending money in the process. Its viral marketing. Making the common consumer wonder about Home and the PS3.
thats just what I was going to say. Bubbles to you. anything that is making money for a company is not a failure.
I think Home just isn't for you. Do you really think you'd be having so much fun hanging up pictures in your apartment, listening to your radio, or watching TV from your HDD in home? I doubt you would, you'd probably get tired of it after a few days. Failure? Nah, just not your cup of tea, if it was a failure there wouldn't be so many people using it.
it definitely has a sort of 'Matrix' feel, doesn't it? "Open your eyes"..."The virtual world and the real world are merging" Maybe when we finally go through that portal in Home we'll develop super-powers and start wall-running away from Agents... ^_^
How there really trying something new with Xi.
more hype over nothing what a waste of money
there is a gaint gap that hold you from liking anything related to sony you see,fanboys are funny and what's even funnier that they don't relize that they are totally wrong,they go away deep and deep and they are happy jack,im not gonna reply to your comment,Im 100% that you know what will be said jack who,get a life man,ps3\360 is for us gamers,ms,sony, and all 3rd party companies work hard,day and night to make us happy,I hope you wake up I know that your console of choice is 360 and I respect that,it's great system and have a killer online experince,jack,appreciate what other appreciate to be respectful and appreciated,give a better image about what brought us here in the first place "gaming" I hope I gave a good lesson and to all other fanboys think about it,don't be afraid,ps3 is not a monster,relax xD
Not wanting to spoil, it's a way to incite people to create a VR / IRL way of thinking community. You can't know its meaning without the help of other people around the world. It actually reminds me In Memoriam, one of my favorite games of all time, that use a similar virtual / reality way of thinking, and i'm pretty sure Sony took inspiration from it.
theres 3-4 clues in that clip theres the billboard giving the website thers the building looks like london somewhere theres a subway map, and a station marked theres a ip address or possibly a sencond web site :) another arg to sink my teeth in
Also GPS coordinates somewhere in Italy at a famous landmark and an Italian street name.
It was hard to do. There were about 3 longitudal and latitude cooridnates, look um up in google maps and with some teamwork, you can figure it out.
after perplexcity unifiction has died down id have thought thed be all over this. ah well
I tried it the other day, its pretty cool. I was reading their messenger conversations, the quests and stuff make it feel sorta like an MMO. I cant finish any of the other missions, brain cannot compute! Home is on my usual friday night timetable. -PS store check -Read latest Naruto Manga -Download the latest PS nation Podcast -Check up on Home updates -Play some games!
Cool timetable dude.
Sorry for asking. What is Xi? I haven't been in Home since the day it came out.
No one knows that it will be in the end, but right now it's kind of like a mystery easter egg hunt in Home. It's pretty cool if you ask me.
a project made by Jess the team leader of "alpha_afk" who was beta testing home , also jess likes butterflies .. As for xi , she ( jess ) wanted to do something fun , but suddenly disapeared while making it ..so some of the other alpha afk members are asking you to try and test xi in order to (maybe) find out what happenned .. The last time jess was seen ..she was in a video where she said that the bondaries between games and reality were moving from their usual place That's it for the story .. For you as a gamer xi ( for now ) consist of a Hub space , the CENTER. In the center , you can check the updates to xi , go to other spaces inside xi , surf in the internet as many clues are on internet and read the mails and messages the others alphafk members sends to you . There are also others spaces beside the CENTER , one was activated this week ..and it lead to another space caled "hexoplolis" where you can play mini-games . Other spaces are locked for now as they will open them in time ... Meanwhile , many clues are there , and many people are already trying to find hidden clues ( there are some already ) to understand more of the plot ... IMO xi is NOT time consuming if you don't want to ... but will take your time if you enjoy it slowly ...since we probably won't finish xi ( there is a progress table ) in at least 2 or 3 months easily ..
Wow. I like what this is doing. I still have no idea what the real purpose is...whats going to happen? IS anything going to happen?...
thank god Sony is so innovative. At least they care about being cool & having some fun with avatars. 360 kids have to buy a $60 dollar game to use thiers. So sad.
it has been mobbed inside HOME,from the new GUITAR HERO room to the dance area in cental.and the new songs are killer!!
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