It's REALLY weird. In late 2008, you couldn't go a single day without seeing a Home headline, but now that is has arrived...guess there's nothing to say.
end of story. Besides, the media has to pick on Killzone 2 now although they seem to have a tough time finding something.
Lots of people are always on HOME.
Hmmm. If I recall correctly, most of the so-called "headlines" regarding Home last year were about how it would suck, how it would be delayed again, how it wouldn't live up to expectations, how it was a waste of time, and how it wouldn't matter since PSN is teh sux compared to Xbox Live. Now that Home is out and it pretty much shut the mouths of all those naysayers...yeah, I guess you could say that "there's nothing to say", at least, not along the sames lines at last year's headlines.
exactly 95% of those headlines were all negative , but HOME will keep evolving and I think come this E3 when HOME will shine even more when gamers will be able to attend the event virtually.. plus when all the top publishers start to have there own space/shop in Home.....thats when ppl will realize exactly what Sony is trying to do with Home..
E3 2009 will be broadcast live in an identical home space. people will go home crazy when its officially announced
Home is only going to evolve and grow from in its "beta" stage. Where XBL can only be re-invented. But as you point out, much of Home's growth is going to be dependent on 3rd parties. How much effort and resources they're willing to invest.
The home as it is right now, IS a waste of time. I only been in Home four times. The last time with a bunch of friends where it got fun etc etc then after that we had no reason to come back becuase it IS a waste of time, nothing to do. What home should be in like the new XMB maybe or something where we just launch into home straightly otherwise I and im sure other people will find no need to boot up Home ever again.
expect a spike when EA releases its home space and others take notes from EA...
When I enter Home, Home is full of people everywhere even on game spaces
When they see your Ugly Mug
...it was flooded with people in all areas, mainly Sully's Bar. Lot's o' people playin some Mercenary madness, for whatever reason, it looks awful. Never the less, good luck getting into a game of bowling.
is currently lacking any features that would keep me interested. i know sony is working hard to include more features and i respect that. i saw a presentation video in which phill harrison was demonstrating trophies in home and i have to say i cant wait till all these features get included into home.
I was pretty hyped for Home....but ended up no caring about it about a week after having it. It felt like a big chatroom full of underage children. There just isn't enough to do to justify spending time with it. When more useful features become available then I'll probably start using it again.
im just waiting for more or better features. I rather spend my time playing games.
There was Home mania? I must've missed that
Probably got lost in all the anti-home mania.
Yeah, the odd time i do log on to see if there is anything new the place is always packed full of people. So some people do like it.
Yes. Started it up when I bought the PS3 a couple of months ago. Haven't went back into home. I guess the Home hype has been replaced by the new KZ2 hype.
and when a KZ2 space appears in HOME, what will you do then?
what i'd do is continue playing killzone 2 why would i waste time in the kz2 space when i can just play the game?
well...either way...Home is ALWAYS packed...got on their all drunk last night at 5am (-5 GMT) and it was busier than ever... I agree though...not sure what everyone is doing...I use it just to feck around sometimes with some other friends...but other than that its pretty pointless...get the game launching and an actual relevant game space going...warhawk, R2, and killzone 2 where all promised a long ass time ago...get them on there...and let us launch games out of it...
i just want more game launching. they only have WH atm :(
I've gotten a few games together in Home... you have to advertise a bit, which is a pain, but some of the most fun games I've played recently have been through Home. Coincidence? Yes, but launching games from Home really is a good way to get a game started without having to wait for it to fill up with randoms. I wish more people would also get games started in Home... I seem to be the only one doing it.
But I'll rather watch "dateline: to catch a predator" on youtube if I want to see pedos going after young girls. Tho in Home, I can butt in and go "would you have a seat right there.. Why are you here and what are you doing?"
'why don't you have a seat here; right over there...its alright, why don't you just have a seat...have a seat now, right over there'... that show is the best...
did this article have no point whatsoever? There was a flurry of Home stories during CES with the EA space news and befoe that the stories about businesses(allegedly including MS)looking at using it for conferencing/meetings. In fact seeing as this is (supposedly) a news aggregating site for,like,NEWS are't we likely to get stories about Home when there's something new happening in/to it? Also until the feature set grows to include things useful to gaming or very unique to Home itself then the news front will be pretty silent and as they're still in beta and debugging the article would possibly(esp after the eternal bashin Home took last year)have been better served taking a stance of "is no news good news for Home?" rather than this oddity. Home remains an interesting and brave experiment full of both risk and potential but while it's a work in progress I reckon most people have put commonsense into gear and are now holding fire on their own verdict on Home success.
we gotta give it time to find its groove, we gotta give respect cuz it's trying something nobody's ever done b4 look at the EA space: as soon as it really kicks off, all the other game devs will follow and we'll go buy our games, DLC etc... there, even music and movies... look at the casual gaming aspect of it too, it's cool to get there for some vintage arcade fun, a lot of fun stuff is possible in Home.
I can't wait for HOME to get Game Launching Fixed :D
just like all supposedly "best game ever! it will kill the competition!" news about it becomes quiet after its launch. home is a disappointment
i never go into home anymore. Maybe when the EA space comes out?
And I saw LOADS of people.Maybe the U.S Place isnt getting as many people,but the euro side is. The only problem I have with it,is that you need to buy EVERYTHING to furnish ur partment,and being a student and buying PS360 games while still maintaining a car,buying books etc.I just cant justify forking cash for a fake table.Sony. . .should release some free stuff.Im not expecting a mansions worth. . .jurt enough,that my apartment looks a little more like somebody lives there.
I dont know about you guys, but I love my PS3 but my god HOME is awfull. I went to the redbull area, went one round of flying the plane, wow that was fun?? i really dont think HOME is going to last. To me as an adult it's really pointless?? I know I'll loose bubbles for saying this but....
Why don't these articles just grow some balls and call their opinions out instead of tossing crap out and having the readers decide? They are all the same and are posed as such ignorant flamebait. You can always tell an amateur blog when they use junk articles like this with "Is X Product Having Problems??" type articles. For any product line. "Is N4G Full Of Nothing But 13 Year Old Fanboys?" "Will the XBOX 360 Make it Past February?" "Does Sony Have Its Collective Head up Its A$$?" "Do You (the reader) Have Half a Brain?" YOU DECIDE!!! (cue dramatic music) /DUH-NUHHHHNNNNNnnn!!
HOME needs to add features like: -Occupations to earn points or money to use to buy HOME items -trade/sell items -mini missions -Gambling These features would definitely make HOME fun.
Jesus Christ no thanks. I work enough in the real world.
Home? Oh, right, the thing i deleted after 2 days of use. Man is home ever boring and pointless. Oh YAY, you can go up to a person press a button and see how many trophies they have... funnn. Add more features such as: Rewards for having trophies(whatever happened to that?), rooms for every game(more interactive ones at that), better censoring of douchebags looking to ruin the experience.... oh ya and MORE FUN! Then mayyyybe we'll talk.
Well that's my take...I do not need it. I just play games.
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