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PlayStation Home shutting down in Japan next year

By Robert Workman, Aug 22, 2014 5:00pm PDT

No word yet how other markets will be affected, but the virtual space may have seen its last days.


"If you was to poll all PS3 owners i think 90% would say it was pointless."

- Twin--Sword see all 6 comments

PlayStation Home giving away PS1 games

By Steve Watts, Nov 22, 2013 10:35am PST

PlayStation Home is giving away voucher codes for Twisted Metal, Warhawk, and Destruction Derby for taking part in a "PlayStation 4 Experience" scavenger hunt.


"All were great games at the time. I'm not sure how they hold up though. Something like Toshindin ..."

- nacelle see all 3 comments

PlayStation Home giving away E3 goodies, including Killzone Mercenary beta access

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 05, 2013 5:15pm PDT

Uh-oh, somehow Sony has made it tempting to step into PlayStation Home by offering tons of rewards for participating.


PlayStation Home Arcade launching for Vita today

By Steve Watts, Feb 05, 2013 12:30pm PST

PlayStation Home Arcade is coming to the Vita today, offering 10 classic or retro-styled games for download. Two of them are being offered for free.


Sony files trademark for 'BigFest,' a new online gaming community

By Steve Watts, Jan 30, 2013 1:30pm PST

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has trademarked "BigFest," an online service that sounds very similar to PlayStation Home.


Sony considers introducing more IPs via social and mobile platforms

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 29, 2012 3:15pm PST

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that his company is open to introducing new intellectual properties via social and mobile platforms.


"what they should do is work onj their ps3 voice chat... sounds like you are underwater 99% of ..."

- Dark Drakonis see all 3 comments

PlayStation Home getting avatar 'fighting' game

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 14, 2012 10:00am PST

PlayStation Home is becoming an increasingly violent place to be. You can shoot each other in a multiplayer FPS--and soon, you will be able to pummel each other in a fighting game.


PlayStation Home offers free movies via Crackle

By Steve Watts, Nov 21, 2011 3:15pm PST

PlayStation Home now lets you view free streaming movies through Sony's partnership with Crackle.


"This would be more interesting if you could access from the dashboard and didn't require to use ..."

- Kyrono see all 2 comments

PlayStation Home redesign launches tomorrow

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 02, 2011 7:00am PDT

The promised redesign of PlayStation Home will be online starting tomorrow, Sony has announced. The revamped online platform adds new genre-based districts, and promises to focus more on what PlayStation fans expect from the service: games.


Uncharted 3 faux-demo coming to PlayStation Home

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 12, 2011 11:00am PDT

PlayStation Home will play host to a "Fortune Hunter" game that pits your avatar in a level ripped straight out of Uncharted. Interestingly, it also adopts the franchise's cover-based third-person shooting gameplay for Sony's social network.


Sony: PlayStation Home is the 'easiest point of entry' for indie console development

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 10, 2011 2:30pm PDT

Why do developers make games for PlayStation Home? Director Jack Buser told me that "A lot of developers start at Home" because "Home tends to be one of the easiest points of entry for content creation on PlayStation."


"If its so easy, then how about letting me dev for it? I can dev for 360 for $99. Android for $25"

- NeoTechni see all 15 comments

Bootleggers: a free to play multiplayer FPS for PlayStation Home

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 22, 2011 4:45pm PDT

PlayStation Home is getting a significant overhaul later this year, and will offer a free to play online FPS and poker game.


"Sony has a ways to go before Home is something a general player would ever bother launching, but ..."

- passingstranger see all 3 comments

Sony redesigning Home as social games hub

By Steve Watts, Aug 23, 2011 8:15am PDT

Sony is revamping PlayStation Home, making the central meeting space into "The Hub" for social games and genre territories, and introducing a meta-game aspect to the entire world.