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PlayStation Home: We're still waiting, and waiting...

tech.yahoo.com writes: "Within the last six months, Microsoft unveiled and released a major revamp of the Xbox 360 dashboard. Yet more than a 18 months after announcing Home-an ambitious (and long-delayed) virtual world for PlayStation users-Sony is still tinkering, although there are signs that Home might finally open its doors before the year is out.

I admit that in the wake of the "New Xbox Experience" hoopla, I'd almost forgotten about PlayStation Home, which was first announced back in March 2007, originally scheduled for full release in fall '07, delayed until spring 2008, pushed back again to fall 2008, and well … here we are, still Home-less."

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ThatCanadianGuy3617d ago

Comparing the NXE to Home?

One is cute little Mii-atars and the other is a 3d virtual city.
Obviously Home is going to take longer.It's a hell of alot more work.

Im not even going to read this trash.

Peter Griffin3617d ago

im in Home finally

just thought i share that

chaosatom3617d ago (Edited 3617d ago )

Home is a service.

sinny3617d ago

It's stupid the things people compare this days.....

cl63AMG3617d ago

they did the same thing on gametrailers' bonus round discussion like last week

jaysquared3617d ago

"Obviously Home is going to take longer.It's a hell of alot more work"

I agree that Home is going to take a lot of work but I think what the article is asking why did Sony after announcing said it will be out 6 months later? Then delayed till Spring 2008 and then to Fall 2008 then March 2009? Seriously 3 delays? I mean dont get me wrong I know Home is free but I guess that's what happens when its free..

solidsnakus3617d ago (Edited 3617d ago )

NXE>>>XMB thats something thats comparable. MS dosent have an equivalent to home but neither does it need one, all the home features are already IN THE NXE. party launching which was the whole point of home has just been implemented into NXE in 6 months. what has it taken sony? 2 years now.

SaiyanFury3617d ago

Umm, yeah didn't NXE come out like last week or the week before? "Within the last six months". Wow, go mass media for using complete and utter sensationalism to try and get your moronic point across. Home is coming, and soon for crying out loud. The damned 1.0 beta is already going for people that have access to it. I also have it but I keep getting the damned "80090001" error and the program refuses to run. But yeah, this article is just trying to distort time with words. NXE was only very recently released and Home, as it's now in it's final testing stage should be released soon.

ultimolu3617d ago

...What the f*ck is wrong with these people?

HOME IS AN APPLICATION, NOT A GAME! IT WILL EVOLVE OVERTIME IF YOU WHINY PEOPLE WOULD JUST BE PATIENT!

RememberThe3573617d ago

Can you play pool in the NEX? Can you bowl in the NEX? No, no you can't. The NEX is a great update to the interface of the Xbox 360, but it is not even on the same level as Home.

@Peter Griffin: Me too.

Time_Is_On_My_Side3617d ago

lol, I'm laughing at the level of an uneducated gamer, because it's free it doesn't mean it's the cause of delays. PlayStation Home is being paid for by advertisements instead of subscriptions. No one never talks about how the PC has been free for years and it's crap. The PC is thee best platform to date and guess what, most games/applications are free.

ThanatosDMC3617d ago

Yes, we all know NXE cannot play Arcade games, pool, bowling and chess. Nor can it allow you to talk to 40+ people with mics. Nor can it do a Running Man line. etc.

They at least have an incomplete Netflix... that outta count for something, right????

jaysquared3617d ago

Well then if Home is being funded by advertisements then that's even more embarassing for Sony! Seriously if I was an advertiser and I signed up after Sony promised it will be released in 6 months then has been delayed now for 18 months I would pull my money out of there! Or stop paying until Sony does release the game. So if thats true then there is no reason why Home has been delayed for this long.

Time_Is_On_My_Side3617d ago (Edited 3617d ago )

Firstly it's an application and secondly where's Huxley?

This "application" is represented in a persistent online world so if you were a company like "Apple” or “GMC” you would understand the process of doing this. That's why you're not in the industry because you're uneducated on the topic. The sole reason why they delayed was because they wanted enough content in the "application" for people to stay in Home. If you knew anything advertisements take time to make even scripts take many years to write for plays.

There is nothing like this on any TV console and for the fact it's free to get to the point a lot of people will be able to see it. Companies can have their own spaces for people to see it's on a whole new level.

jaysquared3616d ago (Edited 3616d ago )

Huxley wasn't promised 6 months after it was announced and delayed twice! LOL! Your not getting my point here.. i understand Home will take longer than NXE but why did Sony promise it to be there in 6 months and 2 delays later its finally going to have the public beta. It will end up being released 2 years after it was announced.

Also you were saying as of RIGHT NOW there are companies who has paid Sony to advertise in Home so they have the money to finish it but haven't! If i was advertiser I would be totally pissed and would pull my money out of Home! Even sue Sony for breach of contract if they promised me the product will be out in 6 months! So its free for PS3 users but again somebody still has to pay the piper!

Oh and the reason i'm not in the "industry" is because i'm not that big of a DORK! yes i'm a dork because I play games but people who make games are even bigger DORKS!! Have you seen Gabe Newell or David Jaffe? Kojima? Those guys are dorks!

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Pennywise3617d ago

Home is fake!! The email I received has a fake code for fake software. I was not running around in the virtual world before bed. It must of been a dream.

Home is coming soon Yahoo... are you sure you werent bought by MS?

chaosatom3617d ago

In before PP, reply to me below.

Magic_The_Celt3617d ago

I aint waitin :D i already got it thanks. and i can confirm the beta alone is miles better than all of NXE since i got both :)

Orange3617d ago

The beta is super limited, but I can see some cool things happening with Home...especially having friends in your apartment and doing voice chat with it.

Character customization is like mii on steroids. My girlfriend spent an hour trying to get herself right, which is just as entertaining as on the wii...except you can't make an Admiral Ackbar.

Sir_Ken_Kutaragi3617d ago (Edited 3617d ago )

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PS3's HOME Kills all the other 1s!!! ;-P

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Fishy Fingers3617d ago (Edited 3617d ago )

http://community.eu.playsta...

^Post on the EU boards today regarding the mix up with beta invites, home community manager "TedTheDog"....

"Again its not everyone, for those who dont get an invite Open Beta will be here before Christmas."

There you go, EU at least. Your wait should be over by Christmas at the latest. No more waiting, and waiting... for you or yahoo.

MrWonderful3617d ago

i got in the other day finally. but Rome wasnt built in a day either people.

Tomkar3617d ago

I hope they wont build it for that many years (thousands of years)