Today Nick McCandless from TheGamerAccess.com talks about PlayStation Home and how it could be improved. They keep bringing us these spaces, but is that going to keep us all coming back everyday?
Leave a comment with your thoughts on PlayStation Home and what you feel needs added or improved.
No need to comment telling people to leave there thoughts, that's the whole point of the commenting system, for people to leave there thoughts... -_- (And to argue..)
I think they are doing a pretty fine job, as long as they keep up the stream of spaces and games I'll be happy. Although to improve I would like the EU home to be up to date with the US home as well as getting all the cool Japanese home content. Plus, I don't like it when they release spaces that have absolutely nothing to do in them - more minigames please! Oh and don't charge as much for clothes and bring a Killzone space already!!
If you watched the video, I stated that they are doing a great job bringing us content in Home, but is that really going to keep you guys coming back? I know for me, that I spend about 20 minutes a week in Home just to check out the new space or two and then I am done.
who do you think you are???? ill comment however i please! infact i think ill say something off topic, to celebrate my freedom of speech! i like chocolate milk!
:O i like chocolate milk also here you a bubble
HOLY CRAP! Me too! I thought I was the only one.
give home big updates instead of 1 space every 2 weeks,add trophy room,have custom music in home,reduce load times,integrate home in the xmb itself ONE thing I really hate about home,HOME FEELS SOOO LIFELESS,no sounds(walking,clapping,etc),p oor animations,low production values and overall silence,THAT'S why MANY feel that home is boring and dull sony im really pissed,I just remember all the promises and hype and then....disappointed,very disappointed
I prefer regular milk. IMO there are three things Sony must do to grant a better Home experience: - provide the same content for everyone at the same time (just go through US, EU and Japanese Homes and you'll see big differences); - provide an equal number of content for men and women (men have much more stuff while women are almost discredited whereas women represent 40% of the gaming industry); - adapt prices to the content. It's a shame to pay 1.99€ a pair of shoes or a simple T-shirt. They should adapt their prices following the type of stuff: low price for shoes and gloves, normal price for shirt and trousers, big price for flats. But in overall, prices are a bit high. With such equality, browsing Home would be more interesting, and they can provide more content in that way.
Right, well, here's what I think of Home, it sucks.
why Ape I agree, i like home but it does feel lifeless. They also have to work on lines, why make lines virtually?
The title made me laugh but this is just flamebait
It's free... It add's value and something to do to kill some time... It may not be the social networking behemoth I thought it would be but I still log in from time to time. honestly I think most of it is on developers to create something cool. There are some cool things in it but there are issues as well. Loads take way too long, I hate not being able to play arcades when someone else is and other things but really I have enjoyed things like the resistance area with shooting down alien stuff and other things as well. No need to foreclose it. It add's a lot and when it gets out of Beta I'm sure it will be great. Not a "system seller" but great for those who have it.
ROFL LMFAO WOW! Ok that was freakin hilarious, applauds to thegameraccess for that one. But anyway if it's costing Sony alot of money and resources I say yeah, it should be "foreclosed." All that valuable money and time could be spent somewhere else making games or better features for PSN and the PS3. Like everyone said when HOME was announced, it's a huge risk and it it doesnt take off like Sony hope they'll be in trouble. Me personally, I think it sucks. I havent booted back into since the open beta launched becuase there is no reason to. And I was REALLY excited about HOME when it was announced so don't take my comment as some dumb fanboy. It just....sucks, lets be honest.
We need guns to shoot up the bowling alley. Charge $1 a day and 2 million people would go on a rampage.
Why? Because it's boring. You walk around talk to people you don't know. It's boring. I find it boring. It sucks. I'm not the only PS3 owner who feels that way. Check out this ownage:
whats with the damn need to overreact to a question?
I think your rooms abit of a mess =D
To help streamline Home. Make it load faster, have stable frame rates, support more players per space, etc. Sony should also release the XMB version of Home that was talked about before Home's release. Sony needs to get rid of waiting lines for games too. -_-" No one wants to wait through all the loading screens just to WAIT ONCE MORE in a waiting line. Home is successful, it brings Sony a lot of profit. But Home is still not convenient enough for the majority of people to spend time in. Like I said, they need to get cracking on the Home 2.0 Open Beta.
How about streamlining the load times, for a start? I've spent damn near 5 minutes just logging in, another 3 minutes downloading all the updates, and then about 10 minutes waiting for the images in the stores to load so I can see what I'm buying. And I have a high-speed connection! Oh, and clothes need to be previewed on my avatar - not some crappy little 4x4 'artist's rendition' box art. Speaking of boxes, that's what it feels like to be walking around in Home. A transparent plastic box, with animations in it. I can bump into other boxes; and even push invisible buttons to trigger events. The most fun I've gotten out of it has been the glitches. And they fixed the waterfall, damn it! How am I going to impress people with my powers of levitation now?? I don't pretend to understand all the complexities. But we have games with realistic, destructible, fully-interactive environments, convincing character rendering, RPG elements, etc...all the wonderful things that make us want to spend more time with them. More of that realism and immersion (much of it already produced by Sony on other projects) needs to make its way into Home. The real problem: Home was not created as a game, but a social networking site (and an e-billboard for Sony & affiliates). I say it *should* be a game, the ultimate PS3 MMO containing all the possibilities of great PS3 games. Instead we have a stiff, awkward version of the Sims. And my avatar's options are far more limited. He *wishes* he was a Sim. But he's just another Homer. ..D'oh.
it take a lot of time ONLY because youhave a lot of updates to do .. i barely spend 1 minute getting accès to the area i want when i use it ... Also HOME Should NOT be a game . it's perfectly fine as it is ..it just need more content and game supporting " game launches ". THIS IS NOT A MMO I REPEAT HOME IS NOT A MMO .. Also Home is already a success since it generates money and many publishers are intrested ...
Home sucks. It really does, but there are some people that like this service, and for them it should stay open. There are free mini-games to play and I'd like to have the option rather than not. At the end of the day Home is making a LOT of money for Sony, micro-transactions are definitely the way forward.
Seriously Blogs 4 Gimps needs to step up their quality control, home appeals to ppl who dont sit on a news for gamers site all day, who frickin cares, its free, it runs pretty well, and the buzz space is a decent free distraction not to mention the friends i have made bowling. Stick this article up ur a**.
Home is exactly what they said it would be and maybe more than I expected with all the new content; However, it doesn't appeal to me and a lot of other people. You can't go saying "All the promises", when they delivered exactly the product they promised; They didn't promise it would appeal to you personally! If you like social networking or if you are a guy, who likes to dress up like a girl avatar and walk around making homosexual remarks and actions, then Home is probably for you! But I guess we're not those type of people! I say if you don't like it, leave it for those who do!
""OMG Virtual world kick A$$ go MS home clone yippee!!!"" kinda like the flood of Pro motion control Fans after MS's E3 2009...
"If you like social networking or if you are a guy, who likes to dress up like a girl avatar and walk around making homosexual remarks and actions, then Home is probably for you! But I guess we're not those type of people!" never ever ever,I have dignity,self respect,I respect others,no way im gonna EVER do this peace and game on dude,I still have some faith in home,hope for BIG updates
HAHAHAHHA! I've scored higher before! Got no proof though... damn. Beyond me why people use the default gun in close quarters combat... STA11 submachine gun FTW! On topic: A lot of people use Home to "meet" people... ugly women flirting horny young guys.
Home for me is one of the most pointless things on my PS3. But, there's people who probably love the service, so they should probably keep it up. That is unless, it's a money hole for Sony.
Yes, Redempteur; I know it's not an MMO. That's the problem. I just said it SHOULD be, since that would be far more entertaining - how many people are on WoW, do you suppose? It's just one man's opinion, naturally - but I notice I have as many agrees as you have disagrees. And not only am I aware that it is profitable - I pointed it out myself as an answer to the people whose mantra is 'it's free!'. To those who think that being forced to look at ads is no big deal: you've already been heavily brainwashed by the corporate cool machine; and are in severe need of unplugging, because the Matrix has you.
having something crappy is still better then having nothing at all, give me a bat or the option to melee' someone in the face, good video nick
I think they should foreclose home, bulldoze it, and build some cross game voice chat, invites, and party chat on top of it. I love my PS3, but i think HOME was a waste of money, manpower, and resources. They shouldve at least sent out surveys to gauge interest, im sure they wouldve saved billions. We need features that we ACTUALLY USE, not a gamer's version of second life. K2, and Resistance 2 would be so much more fun if everyone had mics, and we had more features.
I have to agree with navyguy. There are far more important things to gamers than just a virtual myspace.
That why everyone is trying to bluid an online communitty ? Because nobody is intrested ? YEAHH right ...
I get what you are trying to say, but i just dont thing we PS3 gamers want THAT kind of community. IMO, its like HOME is a virtual lobby, and you know how gamer LOATHE long lobby waits. I just dont see hardcore gamers (like the ones on gaming forums) hanging around in HOME because we are busy playing warhawk, K2, R2, LBP, and all these other great games, if i could do THAT in home, then im there. Take the game launching feature, wouldnt it be faster to just chat over cross game chat and do that?? I just think HOME was decided by corporate puppets who have no idea what gamers want, and wanted our money to be spent on PSN. But we want GAMING RELATED features, not a virtual apartment, I can play Sims 3 for that. No disrespect meant to you though, i respect your opinion, i just disagree is all.
But its just not that convenient right now. Sony needs to take a LOOONG hard look at how non-convenient Home is, and fix it.
i also get what you're trying to say but i disagree with you . Gamers?? You seems to think that EVERY gamer is the same kind of person every time . That's false. I have seen so many people getting ready for a online seesion of wipeout , gta , burnout , SF4 , resistance . I prefer waiting in such an online lobby than in a boring menu ... People are addicted in home .. People really stay in home .Did you see the high scores for the mini games ? It's clear that All kind of people (Including gamers) are spending time in home. "This isn't for me .i prefer playing a real game .. ect ect " Yeah that's true . you're right. But home is not meant to be a game . Why can't people do both ? That's right people do . I do go in home sometimes ( and even more since the buzz QG came back ). And the argument that there is nothing to do is invalid now .And you can have a pretty avatar without spending anything thanks to the numerous events that came regularly or the rewards for the mini games ( like infamous )...
With EAs support it is shaping up to be really awesome. Firmware 3.0 will show what it can really do!
How do you know what is coming in PS3 3.00? I hope you aren't basing it off of the RUMORS.
is gonna have cross game chat in some form so they just need to release that
Home exist on PSN. but PSN firmware and updates don't effect HOME.
I think what Sony was looking for with the Home is something that will keep consumers occupied for a bit until they can come out with their next big hit. That's why they aren't putting their best into it. It's something that they don't want to spend too much money on. As for completely getting rid of it, I don't think that they should because there are some people that do enjoy themselves on home for many hours a day. It's just that we don't hear about or from those people so we assume that the majority of people don't like the way Home is being run.
And for those people that hate it and bash it all the time...all you gotta do is go to it on your XMB ..hit the triangle button then scroll to the delete option then hit X button... All done..problem solved! BTW HOME is cool when you get tired of playing old games
"And for those people that hate it and bash it all the time...all you gotta do is go to it on your XMB ..hit the triangle button then scroll to the delete option then hit X button... All done..problem solved" what about all the promises??
you do have to remember it is a beta and will continue to be updated for a long time, the things they promised will probably be added at a later date, I definitely think it would be a lot better if it was added already but hey its free, and for something that is free I don't understand why people complain like they are owed anything. For being free its pretty fun but nothing that will really get me excited about, until they add some of the features like you were saying. I do agree on the lifelessness of Home, Some spaces are completely silent. whats up with that! put some music or something
I hate it when people say that. "It's free, quit complaining." NOTHING in life is free. Except maybe air, until we find a way to tax it. Home is profitable or it wouldn't exist. And it profits in two ways - the Stores, which are stocked with virtual items that cost virtually nothing to make, but cost upwards of a buck per copy - and advertising revenue. So no, it is NOT free. We're paying for it one way or the other. Or both. And those who complain have every right to do so.
thats funny because I remember paying nothing to download and walk around a virtual world and play virtual games for free. Yes there is virtual items and yes they cost money, but do you really need to buy a shirt to play Home? I haven't spent a dime in home and the way it is set up at the moment, I won't. So I don't know how you are saying we pay for it one way or another because I know I'm not. Also if your bit*hing cause of the ads than whatever because of ads is one of the reason I would imagine Home is free so companys can use it for their advertising. "Oh no, I have to look at some billboards with some gametrailers on it." HOME is in beta phase and is free so no I still don't get when people bit*h about a free app.
And there is a part of me that thinks we are not seeing all of Home. I don't think Sony would be sinking so much into this thing if this was all there was. It seems to me that by the time we get a full release it will exceed even what we were hope it would be when it was announced.
Home could be something great years from now, and Sony will be there first. That's the idea. It's not amazing people right now, but if they do it right, it'll have been worth it in the long run. Same with Bluray and the Cell. Sony's taking the big chances this gen. With that said, right now, it doesn't interest me personally. I think they should have put more money on making PSN itself, better.
Leave a comment with your thoughts on thegameraccess.com and what you feel about these flamebait title and articles.
is the "gameraccess" just a 16 yr. old kid making up stuff on vids out of his bedroom in his mom and dads house?
I visit Home more frequently than I visit thegameraccess.com, that's for damn sure.
i love the hell out of my ps3 but home really needs to be more and bigger than what it is to meet the hype. all it is is a boring social network place. a very boring social networking place. if your supposed to be able to meet people on it, atleast like it to myspace and facebook or something. the only cool thing i have seen done with home was the giant gundam in japan's home. im as disappointed in sony's home as i was in xbox/360's Halo 3, Fable 1 & 2, Gears of War 1 & 2 etc.... toooooo much over hype from both sides.
i don't use "myspace" but i've been on the site some.........what exactly makes that site so exciting? i'd rather mess around on home.
It's cool for what it is. I've been in Home since the closed beta days and it really has come a long way from where it started. I just don't have a real need to go into it. It feels disconnected from the console/XMB. Which is a good thing in a way because for those that don't want it aren't forced to even see it. Optionally, it would be nice if your avatar followed you outside of Home to the XMB or just somehow connected Home to the XMB. Like a window that would allow you to peak into Home from the XMB at any time without jumping into the whole app.
It also needs to be a LOT more convenient to access and play around with.
Totally addicted ... I guess some people hate home ... but when i connect in home and see how i have NO trouble at all to find people ... to play with me with all these game or to simply chat .. i guess the haters are the minority ...
Close home and use the money to get cross game voicechat and crossgame invites in PSN and fund some new great exclusives from that money you save Sony! EDIT At the guy below DING DING Dude, we ain't living in the year 2002 anymore. Its allmost 2010 now, its 8 years later. Sony promised to match XBL at the start of PSN. After allmost 3 years it still doesn't. Yes, cross game voichat and invites are necessary because it makes an online community feel alive. PSN feels pretty much dead to me when I'm online. As long as one stays in one game, you're fine. But its not as fun as it should be. About the games, nope, shouldn't say that for the 360. THe 360 has a game library thats more expanded and have all genres covered already. PS3 misses out in (J)RPG's, racers, about every genre you can think off. Plus for this year the 360 got: Halo-ODST, Splinter Cell Conviction and L4D 2. The only game I can think of worth buying for my PS3 is Uncharted 2.
crossgame voicechat? crossgame invites? u think thats truly necessary? .......wonder how u lived back 2002 and about games.... er.. shouldnt u be sayin that for the Xbox?
Your an idiot, XBox 360 has 300 more games than Flopstation Turd. ROFL. PS3 is a wannabe joke. A secondhand console.
...you gotta be kidding me, right? Cross game chat and invites would be nothing but good.
@Mart dude, didnt u just said *and fund some new great exclusives from that money you save Sony!* SOME NEW EXCLUSIVES, u just said it, all i said was *shouldnt u said THAT about the xbox? (ABOUT HAVIN SOME NEW EXCLUSIVES) not about having games, in overall, any1 knows any console right now has a lot of games. (andi say this because right now they dont have as many exclusives as they did before) <- MS i think u misunderstand me there. and last, yes i know almost 8 years, still, im talking about if thats truly necessary to play online, dont care about if it exist or not, its just all about if its truly, TRULY necessary. [email protected] *Your an idiot, XBox 360 has 300 more games than Flopstation Turd. ROFL. PS3 is a wannabe joke. A secondhand console.* Did u even understand what i said? i guess u DIDNT, can u read what i type above just now? ok, maybe now u can understand why i said that. Wich means ur the idiot in here. Wannabe? on what? Online? not anymore, Hardware? u must be joking in here right?, games? no, installbase? obviously no, in wich way PS3 is trying to catch up right NOW? are u just stupid or, u just bash something without thinkin?
You are worried about what sony is promising in a free network? Especially, when it is a service that continues to improve? Perhaps you should be more worried about 360 matching the quality of PS3 exclusives. The 360 has been out a full year longer than Ps3 and it still has yet to match the quality of Sony's games. PS3 is only getting better while 360 is falling behind.
yes but the ps3 stilll has some orignall ips out of all of the games u lister are all sequalls or spinoffs
yeah microsoft are the best , sony is absolutely terrible, especially for providing me with free online.
The PS3 its the beta station, flopstation, BBQ grill and a worthless crap to Home.
Arn't you sick of being a prick.
Trying to argue with the Mart over anything related to Sony it is like trying to reason with a wall. He says that Uncharted 2 is the only thing he wants to play on the PS3 (probably one of the best games of the year) but then he mentions that he wants to play: - Halo-ODST, only has the name of Halo on it. Probably a flop after that disastrous showcase on IGN after E3 http://www.youtube.com/watc... Chobot almost fell asleep during the play through of the demo. - L4D2 it is just a $60 rip-off. In any case, "Splinter Cell Conviction" would be the only game I want to play on the X360 from the entire year. Compared to PS3 that has Killzone 2, inFamous, Ratchet & Clank, Uncharted 2, Demon's Soul, etc. ----------------------------- ------------------------------- -------- See how easy is to spin things? That's what Mart does every time with anything related to Sony. And about the limited PS3 game library, well, just mention a genre and I mention the game. =)
"Quality" is subject to the person playing the game. Graphics =/= Quality. You're missing: -Good story -Good gameplay -Good online community for the game (yes, this is needed now) I honestly think YOU don't know what quality is.. you're just "OMGZ GRAFIX!"