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Edited By Ryan  Staff
This fabulous home can soon be yours!
This fabulous home can soon be yours!
Hot on the heels of a story that The Times Online ran on Sunday, stating that Home--Sony's online-virtual-world-social-networking-advertising-buzz-word-thing for the PlayStation 3--was “slated for release in the next 10 days,” Joystiq has today received confirmation from SCEA that Home will in fact launch before the end of 2008. This is only kinda-sorta news, as folks from Sony have been saying since Leipzig that Home would launch this year. Though considering the number of delays Home has seen, it's good to hear that Sony is still on target. So the big question about Home can soon go from “is it ever coming out?” to “was it worth the wait?” For Sony's sake, I sure hope so.
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#1  Edited By Ryan  Staff
This fabulous home can soon be yours!
This fabulous home can soon be yours!
Hot on the heels of a story that The Times Online ran on Sunday, stating that Home--Sony's online-virtual-world-social-networking-advertising-buzz-word-thing for the PlayStation 3--was “slated for release in the next 10 days,” Joystiq has today received confirmation from SCEA that Home will in fact launch before the end of 2008. This is only kinda-sorta news, as folks from Sony have been saying since Leipzig that Home would launch this year. Though considering the number of delays Home has seen, it's good to hear that Sony is still on target. So the big question about Home can soon go from “is it ever coming out?” to “was it worth the wait?” For Sony's sake, I sure hope so.
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#2  Edited By Carlos

I thought the beta was kind of lame, there was nothing to do other than dance in public.

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#3  Edited By PLWolf

It's just going to be an open beta, much like GMAIL.
I just want to get in there and join my friends, who have been in the closed beta for a year and a half now.

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#4  Edited By thatpinguino  Staff

home is here. Huray?

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#5  Edited By George_W_Bush

Sweet! I loved the beta, glad everyone else can enjoy Home now!

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#6  Edited By Lava

I cant wait to see what this thing has to offer. I've been waiting for it along with every other PS3 owner.

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#8  Edited By Wesker

They should like... make sure there's stuff to do before they launch it though.

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#9  Edited By hermes

I am not sure about "it was worth the wait?". It certainly looks nice and all, but right now it is nothing more than Second Life, with a lot less content...

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#10  Edited By delajed

bowling/pool/echochrome were nice surprises.
trophy integration is lacking in the beta though, i'm still curious at how all of that works.

and i can't lie, i'll probably spend a good amount of time redecorating my pad.

i think it's a mature version of what the wii has in its plaza.

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#11  Edited By dsplayer1010

Yay?

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TheWorstPlayerEver

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I completely forgot this thing even existed

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#13  Edited By Double0hFor

if i wanted crap like this, id go buy the sims

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#14  Edited By Jayzilla

virtual bowling with real people in a virtual world when i could go to a real bowling alley with people i know and like instead. I think i will use my ps3 for movies and games and leave the virtual hanging out to other people.

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#15  Edited By DragoonKain1687

They need to fix the crappy qeue in the games. Its retarded to have to wait till a complete stranger stops playing to be able to play.

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#16  Edited By TomA

I have a feeling this will turn out like everyone expected.Kinda neat for a few days,but then you get tired of walking into a movie theatre and seeing a trailer for Uncharted 2 or playing Virtual bowling.This,much like the Mii's for the Wii,will fall by the way side in a matter of weeks.

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#17  Edited By Scooper

Do you think Duke Nukem Forever's going to be good? NO 'CAUSE IT'S NEVER COMMING OUT!

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#18  Edited By mr_registered

Yay?

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#19  Edited By Keeng

It's good. It's a 3D avatar-based social networking platform. Stop thinking about it like it's a game or The Sims. It works perfectly for what it is, it's free, and it's a much better avatar use than anything we've seen so far this generation.

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#20  Edited By siLVUR

It's free, I don't care.

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#21  Edited By albedos_shadow

Yay? I guess?

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#22  Edited By TheWesman

Someone remind me again.  Why was this cool?  It's a lobby for a virtual me, that I will get to fill with things that I buy from the Playstation Network Store, right so far?  Or I can get things by unlocking them in my PS3 games.  But not the ones I already own, stuff in the ones coming out next year.  Ok.  So I'll have an apartment in this thing like I do in real life.  I can watch game trailers on my...in game TV.

Hmmm...

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#23  Edited By TheHBK

Suck it Sony.

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#24  Edited By Jaded

Sony is going to get reamed when this launches. Whoop-dee-do, a 3D chat room with "uncanny valley"-ugly avatars.  As for the "movie theater" it takes longer for the movie to load than it does to watch. But then PSN servers have always been incredibly slow for me.

I just think this is way way WAY over-hyped at this point.

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#25  Edited By Pibo47

Yeah...im not exactly excited about this. I hate all the avatar type bullshit.

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#26  Edited By Systech

What we've been waiting for?

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#27  Edited By Chupathingy

It had better be amazing, or else they really screwed the pooch.

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#28  Edited By bombHills

I am excited to check it out, but I won't be spending my gaming time on Home.

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Awesome finally something to look forward to thats free, hope it`s good.

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#30  Edited By malxmusician212

Sony doesn't have any great exclusives anymore, except LBP and MGS (not sony for long), so they gave up on games and are creating miscellaneous stuff like this, looks good, but i'd rather play a game, it's a 3D social program, you don't see any of those words in 'video GAMEs'

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#31  Edited By tekmojo

*crosses fingers*

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#32  Edited By Tomzombie

i wish the game would have top hats and monocles

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#33  Edited By Brackynews

tagged: goodluckwiththat

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#34  Edited By pong

Whoever decorated that room sure knows how to put furniture. Love how he stacks those random tables into a crazy tower.

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#35  Edited By OmegaPirate

Bloody hell so many haters and not one of them has a clue :s

The internet is such a cruel cruel place
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#36  Edited By toowalrus

Yeah, can we please all set our focus on Duke Nukem. Maybe we can lure him out somehow...

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#37  Edited By Impossibilium

Do you like sitting? Do you like standing around? Do you like standing around watching the same game trailer playing on a loop? Do you like watching teenage avatars trying to hit on anything that looks like it might be a girl? Do you like watching PS3 users trying to impress girls by making their avatar dance right in front of a what might be a girl's nose? Would you rather read abuse in neat little speech bubbles instead of just on voice chat?

Do you hate having furniture? Do you like moving furniture really slowly? Do you like paying for clothing that isn't real?

Do you like running? What about running back and forth trying to figure out how Sony have spent almost two years and all they've done so far is make 5 rooms? Would you rather chase after a figure that looks just like you so you can send them a message instead of just pulling up a quick list and hitting send?

Do you like performing cool stunts with in game vehicles?*

If so, then congratulations! You just found a new Home! Hurrah!


* this is a lie.

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#38  Edited By Media_Master

I'm not sold on Home yet..

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#39  Edited By TwoOneFive

worth the wait isn't really a matter in my opinion. i don't think anyone was really waiting for it. but now that i have the beta, i like it and i think its a nice addition. as soon as i'm able to load my room full of my trophies it will be awesome. 

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#40  Edited By dtran1212

man, it seems like everything sony does these days people will find something to bitch at. Just wait until the damn thing comes out and if it happens to flop than talk trash about it all you want to, but as of right now, please please keep your fanboism to yourself

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#41  Edited By Fighter21

eh, i think ill just be entertained by this for merely an hour before i move back to playing games.

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#42  Edited By BawlZINmotion

Any practical game related use Home would have is a wash because it's a program that needs to load. How many honestly want to start an application so they can just boot a game? People wanting to play will just bypass Home unless certain features require it as a launch point. Which in that case Sony deserves a bitch slap for requiring people to load Home for them in the first place. What gamers on the PS3 need is a toolset that allows for fast, effective and meaningful game operation and management, not a pseudo MMO. Unless Sony offers a NXE Guide-like feature (when necessary) for use during game play I think Home will be relegated to a social networking novelty.

It is free though, can't complain about that.

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#43  Edited By pikadeth

I have the Home Beta and the thing is just pointless unless you really like doing the robot with a large group of people just to block a staircase or playing so-so bowling and pool games.

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#44  Edited By LordelX

I'm also of the opinion that since Home is free, I don't really feel Sony owes us an incredible experience. I think that it will get better with time...it's a cool distraction for now...and it's free.

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#45  Edited By redgauss

I did the beta and I was not impressed. The whole concept of home is to get people playing games right? Why are they making matchmaking and the whole online experience more cumbersome than it already is? Bad move Sony.

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#46  Edited By LiquidPrince

Meh. Still don't really see a point for this. Will be a good little distraction but otherwise whatever...

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#47  Edited By Snail

NO WAY! AT LAST SONY! I thought it was gonna be 2009... What about Europe though?

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#48  Edited By KAGE273

CHAR! Free download right...
How many gig will it be ive used a shit load of bandwith already...
Plus HD space. Cant wait though its gona rock

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#49  Edited By StickyMicky

sounds like "second life" ?

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#50  Edited By coakroach

Pants off boys! Lets dance!
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You can take your pants off in Home right?

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