Sony Home - The official thread*

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  1. patsu

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    What singing NPC ? I might have missed it. :oops:

    Would be more interesting than the Listen @ Home corner.
     
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    I've been known to imagine things up and then later remember them as actual an event, but I don't think this is one of those situations. :lol: I'll need to double check the videos on my PS3 to be sure. I even seem to remember the video starting out with a huge floating picture/hologram (can't remember) in the sky of the NPC , almost like a futuristic pre-concert announcement. But that definitely sounds made up. :lol:

    I swear I'm not crazy. You believe me, don't you? DON'T YOU? :grin:

    From the video, they seem to have 2 very different focuses. The Singing NPC definitely has more of a timed, large, event feel to it (like the E3 space), than the spontaneous "music session" with friends feel of Listen@Home.
     
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    Ok, I'm not completely crazy. The video is called "Miku Live Promotion Movie for PS3". It's up on the JP PSN store.
     
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    Heh, cute.



    I think it's to promote one of their new PS3 games inside Home.

    EDIT: I watched it another time. I see they also made the NPC appear in different parts of Home. This is quite cool especially if they add some AI interaction a la EyePet and MUD/MUSH bot.
     
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    Katamari goes Home

    Another one coming... they should just do an RSS into PS3 XMB like the PSP:
    http://www.siliconera.com/2009/07/17/katamari-forever-brings-the-prince-to-playstation-home/

     
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    I think someone said it before but it certainly seems like there's a groundswell of Japanese support for Home. Of course, it's all relative.
     
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    I heard the Japanese gamers like Home a lot. Look at their singing NPC, Gundam, space jump starship, human with trumpet heads, etc. etc. It's certainly MUCH more interesting than the all-the-same US home spaces (R2, inFamous, RE5 are all ruins although the mini-games may be engaging).

    They guard Home too tightly.
     
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    I find that to be the case with most Japanese media. I wish there was more publishers like Atlus that bring over really Japanese games.
     
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    Whelp, there is no real reason why US companies can't get creative in Home. ^_^
     
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    Yes, definitely. They even already have an RSS thing (that ugly notification thing also works using an RSS feed I believe). It would really be super easy to support those things from Home. Although that said, on the PSP they don't support text RSS, just audio and video, so it's not completely the same.
     
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    And now for something different:
    http://www.joystiq.com/2009/07/21/player-sues-sony-after-being-banned-from-playstation-network/

    If he's being a total jerk, I'd love to see him sent off for a long time.

    I know PS Home is covered by invisible moderators. It is not uncommon for folks to get banned and go curse in the Home forum. :) So far, I have seen 1-2 total PSN ban for a month. I didn't know Insomniac patrol their online games too.

    I hope they keep up with the effort but allow the users themselves to manage group/community activities (e.g., vote a misbehaving guy out).
     
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    Just create a new account (buy a new PS3), thats how it works in WoW.

    If user control should work it had to be across games and servers. If a guy gets mutes or kicked often enough, he should always join games muted and the threshold for kicking him should be lowered.
     
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    I don't think it works that way. The machine may be blacklisted if you're obnocious enough (Yay !)

    I have only seen one month bans. So he should not need to buy a new PS3.
     
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    PixelJunk Museum coming soon (before TGS): http://playstationlifestyle.net/2009/07/21/pixeljunk-comes-home/

     
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    They can also ban by IP, not just machine. They have stated before that if they enforced a full ban you will need a new user name, ps3, and you will have to move before your allowed back on the network.

    It will be interesting to see what the Pixel Junk space looks like.
     
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    Home update: http://blog.eu.playstation.com/

    Looks like Motorstorm 2 Game Launching will finally be in Home today! With game spaces following (screenshots above). Also, there's a Fat Princess cake adventure ...
     
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    GI Joe: The Rise of the Cobra in SCEE Home

    One of the rare occasions where Europe has Home items faster than US:
    http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2009/07/30/gi-joe-the-rise-of-the-cobra-arrives-in-playstation-home/

     
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    Yeah, I noticed ... :D

    [​IMG]
     
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    Cool, PSN games are also offering Home Spaces now. Smaller devs probably need more exposure to overcome the big budget ones.

    Burn Zombie Burn ! Home Space: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/07/31/burn-zombie-burn-patch-and-home-space/

     
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