playstation home

  • Finally, A Ford Dealership In Playstation Home

    The strange, sterile Second Life type world of Playstation Home has been missing something. No, not a soul or anything like that. It’s been missing virtual car dealerships. And Ford decided it was time that particular problem was addressed. Read More

  • A Closer Look At Playstation Home's Future

    In the US, Playstation Home is rather mundane. Other than additions like voice chat and in-network game launching, it has been the same since its 2008 launch. That’s about to change according to statements made at this year’s GDC by Masami Kando, head of the Home project at Sony. Read More

  • PlayStation Home v1.3: Universal game launch inbound, little else

    Sony isn’t giving up on PlayStation Home anytime soon and PS Home Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has detailed the upcoming fall update, v1.3, and it’s serious business, people, or as Locust_Star points out, “This is the for real deal upgrade!” Yeah, sure, whatever you say, dude (or dudette). Read More

  • PlayStation Home could stream TV shows, movies in the future

    We don’t typically cover PS Home updates at the ‘Gear, but the Sony PS team just dropped a tiny morsel of goodness and I feel compelled to tell you about it. The Movie Theater in Home is getting revamped with a 10-screen layout that PS Home Community Manager CydoniaX says could one-day stream full-length TV shows and movies. Nothing is set in stone so we’ll throw this one on… Read More

  • Guitar Hero comes to PlayStation Home

    Today, Activision and Sony announced “Backstage with Guitar Hero” for PlayStation Home so players can congregate and accost each other virtually while watching GH videos and sharing their own greatest hits. There’s a GH themed mini-game that tests your mind, body and soul. Heh. Actually, it’s more like Simon Says where you have to follow a lead guitarist and mimic… Read More

  • Forthcoming PlayStation Home plans revealed

    Good afternoon, PlayStation Owners- Just wanted to keep you abreast of some happenings that will go down on Home in the coming months. Nothing that’s going to knock you on your buttocks, but there’s a handful of things worth mentioning. Hit the jump to see what’s going down. Read More

  • Bugs, filtering problems with Playstation Home

    Playstation Home is having problems again after a rough start. Following numerous delays and a less than smooth rollout, Sony’s new virtual world is still far from perfect. Some users are having issues with the censoring system, like this gamer from Norwalk Connecticut who is unable to start a gay-straight alliance club because words like “gay” and “lesbian”… Read More

  • PlayStation Home hacked: You can now have your own posters, videos

    PlayStation Home has been hacked. It’s a fairly benign hack, one that lets you upload your own posters (to decorate your “apartment”) and videos. Sony doesn’t permit the uploading of third-party content to Home since it could leave them liable to some type of lawsuit. That, or Sony is made up of a bunch of jerks. Take your pick. The hack involves installing apache… Read More

  • Video: PlayStation Home isn't a safe environment for female avatars

    The video is totally SFW, but you might lose a few brain cells by watching it PlayStation Home for the PS3 could be the absolute dumbest thing ever produced in the history of human civilization. (Penny-Arcade doesn’t like it either, and their voice carries the same weight as Walter Cronkite’s did during the Vietnam War.) But not only is it wretched—the Wii has avatars, the Wii… Read More

  • Playstation Home roll-out experiencing hiccups

    The Playstation Home Beta started hitting eager PS3’s today, but there seems to some issues. Network downtime, games not working properly, all sorts of stuff that’s generally happens whenever a company issues a large update. It’s fun living in this world of modern technology, eh? The official word is they are working on it — really? would hope so — with no ETA… Read More

  • Microsoft says PlayStation Home ‘feels like 2005 tech’

    What does Microsoft think of Sony’s PlayStation Home service? Xbox 360 group product manager Aaron Greenberg told Kotaku the following: “What Home to me feels like is Second Life for hardcore gamers. It doesn’t feel like it broadens the experience and invites people in. When they unveiled it, it seemed innovative. I think what’s happened is now here we are a couple of… Read More

  • Sony launching Playstation Home (Beta) tomorrow for all It’s been nearly two years, but the time is coming, friends. The folks at the Playstation blog announced that starting tomorrow Sony would be rolling out Home to everyone in an open Beta. Director of Playstation Home Jack Buser encourages those who haven’t been privy to Home to snuggle up to the veterans to get tips on how to… Read More

  • Confirmed: Sony to launch Playstation Home by the end of 2008

    The United Kingdom’s Times claimed Sony would be launching the Playstation Home next week and it seems they might be right. SCEA has confirmed with site Joystiq that the launch is almost here. “We’ve been saying it will launch by the end of calendar year 2008,” PlayStation Home director, Jack Buser, responded when asked about a December release. “And… Read More

  • Sony to launch Playstation Home in the next week?

    The UK’s Times claimed yesterday that Sony would be launching the highly anticipated/delayed Home service within the next nine days. To try Home, which is slated for release in the next 10 days, players must download a piece of free software from Sony’s PlayStation store onto their own PS3. One would assume that Microsoft’s recent launch of the New Xbox Experience has spurred… Read More

  • How to sign up for the PlayStation Home beta

    Joining the PlayStation Home beta couldn’t be easier, provided you’re in North America or Europe. Those of you in North America, all you have to do is install the just released PlayStation Home theme. Consider that your application to join the beta. Europe has it even easier. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe will send out beta invites to the most active users of the… Read More

  • Sony looking for Playstation Home beta testers

    Sony’s virtual world, Playstation Home, has been delayed multiple times since it was first announced in July of 2007. But an outreach for beta testers in Japan should give Sony PS3 owners a glimmer of hope here in the US. It’s unclear why the beta testing is being limited to Japan, but hopefuls can apply starting today until August 11. Sony plans to offer 10,000 gamers access to… Read More

  • Sony delays Playstation Home, again

    Sorry, PS3 fanboys, but Sony is bending you over, again. This morning Sony announced that they will be extending the closed beta testing for Playstation Home through the summer with open beta testing to commence in the fall. If you recall, Sony was supposed to launch Home this spring. “We understand that we are asking PS3 and prospective PS3 users to wait a bit longer, but we have come… Read More

  • Did Sony Send You a Playstation Home Beta Email?

    I told you last month that Sony would be opening up a closed Beta trial of Playstation Home this month and it’s finally here! 15,000+ lucky users started getting emails last night that read, “Home is ramping up for its debut, and we’re inviting you to sign up for a very special beta test. Space is extremely limited.” Did any CG readers get one? The only downside is that… Read More

  • Playstation Home Launches In October

    According to “third party relations” Q&A document released on the Sony Developers site we’ll be seeing Playstation Home in October. Closed Beta testing will begin in April going through August with 15,000 users. Open Beta will be available to 50,000 users starting in August until its Live launch in October. Other tidbits worth noting include the size of the initial… Read More

  • Playstation Home Beta Registration Coming Soon

    If you loved the preview of the Playstation Home we gave you yesterday and want to know more about it then check out the official Beta site. You’ll need to check it everyday because registration hasn’t started and they will surely go quick. Beta Trial [via Giz] Read More