Electronic Theatre SONY Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that its highly anticipated PlayStation Home Beta service for PLAYSTATION3 will become available for all PS3 users around the world on December 11th, 2008...
and here we go, just in time..
Jumped off the building.
They have to offer FREE crappy programs like home to try and lure in some more PStards FACT! As my big brother pp mentioned below, don't expect any big numbers this Christmas, PS3rd place will reign supreme at the bottom of the barrel as usual CONFIRMED!
HOHOHO, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Where you at Mart? Huh? What happened to this post you made just 2 days ago!?!?! "Home really is vaporware, it truly is." http://www.n4g.com/Redirect... And my reply "You seem to have the incorrect meaning of the word. As I, along with THOUSANDS of other PS owners are actually using Home so that does not denote "vaporware". You have stated this before and I have made it clear that once before also...but it seems the "uninformed fanboy" in you clouds your judgment and makes you biased so I am only wasting my time on you but making my time worth it to inform others properly." http://www.n4g.com/Redirect... Oh man this is TOO easy!
Hey PP! Guess what!? it's better than getting an announcement about RROD!!! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
for 2 weeks..................LOL
2 wks longer than me =/ i hope this is true..just finished my semester so i have all the time in the world for it..minus wen im @ work haha
finally psn is now better than xbox live!! For users accessing PlayStation Home in the SONY Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) regions, themed virtual environments will be available to explore. Starting with a themed Far Cry 2 space, PlayStation Home will offer game inspired environments that allow people to discuss the specific games, plan strategies and access content and clues that will enhance the gaming experience. The number of gaming environments such as this will regularly increase, with spaces for Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Warhawk, Motorstorm and SOCOM following very soon. SCEE is working with leading publishers such as: Electronic Arts, UBISOFT, Midway, Sega and ATARI to create engaging environments that will provide users with an on-going gaming experience. cod4 space plz =)
@chewy317 Better than xbox live? what? you gotta be pretty young to find this virtual world so amusing I wished people started playing and beating games ..instead of dancing and stalking people in a fake world ughh ..so lame
I was an exclusive member for one day! haha. I got my beta code today that I should have gotten the day November's Qore came out. No worries though. I got hooked on HOME the moment I stepped into the plaza and I felt that more people would make it more fun so I'm glad I'm gonna see a ton more people by tomorrow. Hope they don't hog the pool tables lol.
"you gotta be pretty young to find this virtual world so amusing " Why? Social networking sites/hubs such as Second Life tend to have a more adult audience/following, the PS3 also has on average the oldest buying demographic. I'm not quite sure what your point is, Home is for people who like social networks, having a chat, meeting new people and so on. You don't have to be young to enjoy it, I'm 26 and I us it often. Meet quite a few new PSN friends through Home. Not everyone enjoys doing exactly the same things, pull your head out of your ass and wise up to what you like isn't the case for everyone. Ironic really that someone using a social website would call using a social network... "lame".
cheers to every ps3 owner and see you at home soon. o btw there are a lot of free stuff(like hats, clothes and resorts) at home so get it while you can. enjoy! can't wait to tell my brother. very nice.
Like for real. EDIT: wow it is real. http://blog.us.playstation.... lets have a bubble party, where everyone gives me bubbles. :)
Wow lol, that was kinda short wasn't it? lol. :) Oh well, they finally are releasing it for everyone. It is about time. :D
Now imagine if they reveal Team ICO's new game in Home,tomorrow /Dream
Thanks for proving my point fishy Its a nice addition to people that like 3d social networks..most likely young people ..or lonely people with no social life that find excitement in playing a virtual world..likely because real life is boring for them.... a normal person that needs to talk should just use a phone or AIM...this seems popular along younger people..hey its nothing to be ashamed anyways ..if PS3 has the oldest buying demographic..you are going to see a lot of people not using this after a week or two oh and using a "social website" has nothing to do with a 3D social network application for games ...i don't think i have to create my self and edit a fake apartment ..then go to the fake mall ..get some wifi just to post my opinion in here Thanks
I got bored just creating my xbox avatard with the minimal of effect ... can you imagine who quickly anyone over 13 is going get bored with HOME? Chicken's comments were in response to PSN being better than Live ... How HOME does that I don't know ... xbox live and HOME are two completly different things....
TOMORROW >_< GRRRR AND ITS ONLY 5:27 AM so itll be forever before I can get to it =[ Oh, and Chicken...wtf are you talking about? The PS3 DOES have the oldest buyer & user demographic. Also, you honestly just sound jealous, I'm not even kidding. It just sounds like you are trying to making us sound like we are 13 for liking a 3D social environment instead of going to "Recently Played" list on XBL. I have friends, I have a job, I go to school full time, so trying to render a potential Home user as "someone who has no friends" is well...f*cking stupid.
im kind of excited now, hopefully a good demo update as well on thursday
Can't wait until tomarrow. I have been looking forward to this for a while.
Thanks SONY;) Bring on 2009 now ;-P I can't wait;)
@chewy317: PSN will never be better than XBox Live, sorry
I found this picture of you! Quit now, you might not be able to get out.
Eh, maybe... maybe not. But does it really matter to you if PSN does become better than Live? Anyways, we'll all finally get to see how Home shakes out. Will it become as big as Sony hopes it will? Will it be half empty in 3 months time? I think it'll be somewhere in between but I think it's going to be successful. I, for one, am very happy Sony is going this route. A free (for users) interactive interface. I think it's brilliant if it works because they are going to be able to raise revenue from third party advertising in Home rather than charge a monthly fee to users. The wait is over! At least for Home. ;-)
Of course there will be more people at first. Gamers will want to check it out. Home will not replace actual games you want to play. But it is an add-on to your PS3 experience.
I've been in the Home beta .98 since the summer so I hope they give me something special for all the feedback I gave them
Are you guys REALLY that clueless to what Home is ACTUALLY all about? I see so many people posting comments on Home articles all the time about how they think its a waste of time and effort to buy apartments and play dress up doll in Home. After THIS MANY ARTICLES about Home, you still don't understand what the hell Home is all about? It just proves your ignorance. Oh look! I can customize my characters in Oblivion and dress them however I want! That must mean Oblivion is basically a Barbie game!! Yay for Barbies! -_-"
Dude. You are alone. You are lacking in many agrees for your comments. You need to just accept that Home is something new and exiting for many people. Like Fishy, I'm 26 too and really like the idea of meeting up for a brief chat before jumping into LBP, MGO or Warhawk. Whether I use it or not, I'm glad it's there. You sound pathetic going on about it mate! No PS3 owner got bent outta shape because of XBE or whatever. I wonder why... Merry Christmas, fellow PS3 owners.
PSN down for unscheduled maintenance December 11
Yeah! In For About 3 Months. Anyway good news for all.
PSN is free and i get to play online with my freinds. Home is a social network and now you xbox fans say,it's for young kids, but yet you want to chat cross game and meet people on xbox live, I guess you have double standards....I don't care about home, xbox live avatars, cross game chat(I hate talking to people while I'm trying to play a game period, unless we are in the same team........All I want is to be able to send a message to a friend and play online, it's simple all that other sh1t is for little girls....If you need to talk to someone why not just pickup the phone and call them and save $50 a year hahahahahaha
PS3 owners (including me) are having an early Christmas.
they didnt get our hopes up 4 nothing
well, I was not excited until now ('coz my anticipation was dead in beginning of the year when they delayed it) but i am excited as soon as I saw that announcement headline. Lets hope, it will give us better online gaming experience. edit: I will not even try to download for couple of days 'coz I know how chaotic it gets.
More people to mess with...YAY :D
Once I can get my [email protected] internet to work and not disconnect me from PSN every 5 minutes, I'm going to give it a go and see what all the fuss is about. This is waaaay sooner than I expected, is it fake?
nope, its confirmed, the press releases are coming out. its going to hit tomorrow. Edit: The Official Playstation Blog Just confirmed it, just to present you with more evidence. Now kiss me. http://blog.us.playstation....
For some reason I was having a tough time staying connected to PSN last night. Of course it got worked out and is fine now. Strange, that's the first time it ever gave me trouble though. But as for home, what happened to all you people saying it wouldn't come out in December? People like Silogon and CViper keep saying it would get pushed back. Not to mention all the xbox fanboys that said it. Well, are you gonna own up to the fact that you were wrong? Or are you just gonna sit quiet?
So is it going to be released as a download on the PS Store or will it be in an update?
As in, tomorrow? Wow.
http://blog.us.playstation.... Yep. :D
Cool, not really that excited though, tbh.
More ppl to destroy in Chess and pool...yaaayyy..!!
Don't exspect the sales to pickup for ps3 for Christmas just for Home.
Can't you just ban or spam this user from using this account, it getting really ridiculous
but teh droids is cool with spam??!! get off of sonys c0ck for once and the rest of your gay droid lovers! japan FTW!! >_< :)NO THANKS FOR THE GAY PS3 SIMS PSN XBOX LIVE WANNABE
Don't even bother opening his messages. Once he see's nobody gives a damn about what he has to say he'll just drift away. And then probably make more accounts but w.e.
lol just in time 1 year delayed. The next big flop.. good that its free.
And what's so great about NEX? Ya, Bubble heads that just pose and put there hands on there hips. I'm in the Home BETA and it's fun, maybe not Resistance 2 fun, but fun when you're bored kinda thing. You can play pool, talk to people and the funnest thing IMO is the FREE arcade games and chess.
Did you read some of the things they have planned on there? Places for Uncharted, Warhawk, Motorstorm and SOCOM. Zack Snyder intoductions for exclusive Watchmen trailers at the theater. Video content from Hexus TV and Eurogamer. NOW things are starting to get interesting.
At last not gonna be homeless any more lol
Goodbye overhyped, cumbersome, unwanted but forced down our throat, N.X.E. with yer goofy leaning playskool looking Avatars. Sony is the one and only game in town for grownups/hardcore gamers from here on out. 2009 is gonna blow up on the PSN. Bye bye all u casual gamers on that other trainwreck of a game system that charges you extra for what you think is fun. You ain't having fun. You are getting screwed. :}
Home beta service? So when is the finished version coming?
No, but its going to evolve at a rapid rate overtime. Just Like N4G (which is still in beta at v.2.0), just like Gmail.
So, will it have the features it promised? Like buying your own home, decorating it etc? I've heard that is not possible in the closed beta.
SCEA said there is no "release date". It will keep developing and getting bigger. The latest update to tje BETA made it possible to buy a new Home (currently free), buy clothing and buying stuff you house (couches, chairs ect.).
Just bought a summer house for £0.00, so yes it's starting to do the thing's they said it would...
This is the final version this is open beta its the full version that anyone can download
they said the final build will be released this month but first its gonna roll out as a beta. Its prolly the final stress test thast why they are releasing it in the middle of the month, to see how it runs for a week or so, then if all is good release it as a final build before january 1st.
They only announced the launch of the public beta...NOT the final version. Nice try, Sony...but Home is STILL a WIP, with no completion in site.
That's why it's called an open beta. Nobody said it was the complete version...-__- Have you ever used gmail? Gmail is still in beta and it's not the full version. There's always revisions and new features that are implemented.
sir, thats what people expected to happen for the 1 1/2 years. Sony even stated this 1 year ago that there were going to launch Home in Beta form, then finalize it.
Who cares if its an open beta- everyone who wants to play it will be able to play it. Are you aware that googlemail, one of the best email services around, is still in beta, as is N4G. There's nothing wrong with it being an open beta. I don't really care too much for Home, but your argument is terrible.
Sony has told us for many months it was launching for EVERYONE in public beta form. And that it will be tweaked and improved with added things as time goes on. Just like Google. Remember, Google was in public beta for God knows how many years. But you didn't notice that now did you?
since it was planned to be an open beta to begin with WHY not just release a year ago when others were getting invitations to join the HOME closed beta. I mean if it was the final version of HOME and it took this long to get out that makes sense...get the kinks out, bugs fixed , etc. But to announce HOME and wait so long for the open beta to arrive (almost 2 years) doesn't make sense. Even Gmail is still in beta but atleast they let everybody try it from day one and when the final version does comes out then everybody can enjoy that as well. That what sony should have done with HOME, since its a beta people will be forgiving of bugs, kinks and just enjoy it and help the creator make a better final version. To me I don't think the final version of HOME will ever come, it will just release newer and newer versions of beta...which fine by me to tell you the truth. I prefer that method because that why people can still enjoy HOME while any serious issues can be chalked up to "it the BETA". I just wished Sony did the open beta early or just waited and announce the whole HOME thing until everything was ready with the open beta. Well thats how I feel about it anyway.
I thought Launches were a big thing for finished products, but hey you wanna hype an open beta of a virtual wasteland of nothing to do be my guest.
ur comment wreaks of envy.....^.^