Develop: Is PlayStation Home the Next Great Game Development Platform?

These days, every developer and their brother seems to be making a beeline for hot new gaming platforms like Facebook and the iPhone, visions of Farmville- and Doodle-Jump-style riches dancing in their heads. But nDreams CEO Patrick O'Luanaigh says all these gold rushers might be ignoring a more welcoming and neglected platform for their gaming projects: PlayStation Home.

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DA_SHREDDER3023d ago

The new WipEout room is really dope.

alphakennybody3023d ago

I finally found a room with my kind of music! the new wipeout room is indeed dope!

Fred-G-Sanford3022d ago (Edited 3022d ago )

Home is brutally boring.

I actually feel bad for the people that have worked on it, because I'm sure that they are passionate about it, but it is seriously one of the biggest "fails" in recent gaming.

I know people always say "but it's free!!!", but who really cares if it's free when it's so boring that nobody wants to use it?

We were told that Home was going to blow our minds, but instead it just plain blows.

N4G is the only place where I see people carrying on about how awesome Home is, and we all know why that is. lol

ikkokucrisis3022d ago

I like the concept of what Home was going to be (Second Life for the PS3), but let's face it, they haven't delivered and expanded upon Home much since a year ago. And there's all these things that I have issues with:

I have to wait to play a poker game for more than 30 minutes,
I can't play movies in my apartment as originally promised,
I can't voice chat with my friends as originally promised,
I have to constantly reboot my ps3 because Home keeps crashing,

- Home needs to be fixed.

MysticStrummer3022d ago (Edited 3022d ago )

Calling Home a failure is just ignoring the facts, but go right ahead of you want to. Millions of people all over the world use Home regularly and will continue to do so while people like you claim no one uses it. Sony made back Home's development costs about a month after the beta opened to the public. Some failure.

RedDragan3022d ago (Edited 3022d ago )

Speak English lads. This 'dope' thing makes you come across as illiterate.

Even 1st grade kids use better language skills.

EDIT: And Fred, if you think Home is fail, you might wanna go check out the official EU forums, Home section, looks alive and kicking to me. Oh, and the numbers. Just because you don't like it, doesn't make it fail.

I hate MGS4, so it must be fail right? And Halo... well I don't even want to try that so they shouldn't have wasted money making such a fail product. Seriously folks, if it sucks so bad why do you have to keep on talking about it. :-)

Redempteur3022d ago


let's correct these obvious mistakes :

"I have to wait to play a poker game for more than 30 minutes,"
We have a new queue system so you don't have to stay in one place while waiting ..and if you're on the US servers , why not go to the godfather space ?

"I can't voice chat with my friends as originally promised"
actually you can ..there is nothing preventing to voice chat with your friends in HOME

"I have to constantly reboot my ps3 because Home keeps crashing"
Delete your faulty install data ( not your save data ) and download the client again ..THERE !! fixed the same bug affected wipeout hd 2.00 but needed another fix

"- Home needs to be fixed. "
home is still improving .. and the difference between now and last year at the same date is obvious to anyone who is using it (home )

ikkokucrisis3020d ago (Edited 3020d ago )

@ Redemptuer

Thank you for being so wise. For going down the line and refuting each of my statements as petty ignorant remarks. That's fine. I hope everyone believes you and tries Home.

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knightdarkbox3023d ago

Home is a failure for what was promised, and what they have given. remember when they said we would have the ability to share movies/music with whoever we wanted? All we have is some sorry playlist where we have to choose from a selection of crap songs. What about saving clips of gaming moments and having them to show to people who come to our apartment.

home= A Broken Promise

DA_SHREDDER3023d ago

Home is a place to hang out, see new things, explore, meet new people, all for free. Its not bit torrent. I understand you hackers are mad at the fact that the ps3 is pretty much unhackable. Just deal with it and look the other way, its not like you have to even look at it.

Also, me and my friends have watched full length films together in Home, and coming tommorow i'll beable to have my own pool table and darts and put as many as I want in my home spaces just like you can with everything else. Home is still in beta for christ's sakes. I've been in the beta since its first public conception. Trust me, its an animal thats just gonna continually evolve.

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MEsoJD3022d ago (Edited 3022d ago )

All of these people who call Home a failure and boring fail to realize that it's free and has been pretty profitable for Sony. I don't use it as much as some users on it, but I'll hop on now and then to kick someones ass in chess : p(they need a chess room)

I think it needs more integration. Such as being able to use your home avatar as your psn.

spunnups3022d ago

You guys must have missed the most recent video on the PS Blog

They are adding/ or have added Pool and Darts to personal spaces.

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TheTeam063023d ago

Xi was really clever and had plenty of different little missions. One of my favorites was the maze but my favorite of all was probably the one where you ride the bike.

RememberThe3573022d ago

I hate how square the animations are and the personalization are pretty lame. I got a sombrero from RDR though and that was kind of cool. Oh and the Bat Cave, and the Infamous outfit, and I forgot a RDR shirt too.

I think I would just like more customization of my character beyond the fact that I I find the whole thing to be pretty boring.

Redempteur3022d ago (Edited 3022d ago )

Use home , almost 80% of the games have rewards and that'll help you to get more item to create a more diverse avatar

Chaostar3022d ago (Edited 3022d ago )

Since the big update home is starting to come together, believe it or not there is still a LOT of potential there. Also can't beat dressing up in a Storm Trooper uniform and doing the running man.

Chicago85063022d ago (Edited 3022d ago )


Nobody cares what u think about Home...apparently this topic is not for move along to something that does interests u!

From my understanding of the article...more devs. should take part in the production of Home with added, unique and engaging content.
More content to make worth (YOUR WHILE) ya moron!

U should actually b in support of this rather than talking nonsense of what Homes' been to u as of late....kidz now-a-dayz.

Edit: comment was directed to those who claim "Home is Boring" n whatnot...

If ya read the article, tha man clearly states how some developers have been neglecting it, from making it that Home Sweet Home that u've been looking for....ya unimaginable d**ks!

Game on!

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