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News: PlayStation Home Upgrades to Version 1.65

PlayStation Home Upgrades to Version 1.65

Splash of paint

Sony’s divisive virtual world PlayStation Home is set to get a few upgrades this week. Version 1.65 brings with it a new user interface and speed improvements – making it even easier to stalk avatars wearing nothing but swimwear. Tweaks include a new menu screen, personal voice chat and more intelligent use of furniture slots...

News: Watch Full Movies In PlayStation Home For Free

Watch Full Movies In PlayStation Home For Free

Fancy watching some free movies and TV shows with your buddies in PlayStation Home? Sony's got you covered

A new partnership with Crackle will allow you to stream movies such as Resident Evil and Starship Troopers directly into the virtual world. Sadly, the feature's only available for North American residents. Don't purchase any popcorn just yet, Europe.

News: Heads Up: The New PlayStation Home Is Out Now

Heads Up: The New PlayStation Home Is Out Now

If you're one of those people that tried PlayStation Home back in the hazy days of 2008, danced around in the main plaza and then decided to devote the next three years of your life to ragging on the social world in forums and blog comments -- then you're about to get a shock

PlayStation Home has been going through a subtle transformation for a good 12 months now, shunning some of the social..

News: Oh Right: PlayStation Home Relaunches Tomorrow

Oh Right: PlayStation Home Relaunches Tomorrow

Blimey, PlayStation Home director Jack Buser wasn't messing about when he said the virtual world's relaunch was coming soon

It's coming tomorrow. "We are launching a new experience for PlayStation Home that will feature a revamped Home Square and a new 'districts' design that will help you find games, people and places that fit your favourite game genre," explained Sony online marketing..

News: Take A Tour Of The New PlayStation Home

Take A Tour Of The New PlayStation Home

We've always seen the potential in PlayStation Home as a gaming platform, and its great to see Sony finally deliver on that

In a new video posted on the PlayStation Blog, excitable director Jack Buser has offered a tour of the new features we can expect in the rebooted virtual world. Buser's really keen to emphasise Home's new focus on games, explaining how each of the districts will put playable..

News: PlayStation Home Gets Caught Up In Hallowe'en Fever

PlayStation Home Gets Caught Up In Hallowe'en Fever

We'd just like to spend a few moments to thank James Gallagher of the PlayStation Blog

Sarcastically, of course. His latest PlayStation Home update, entitled "What Goes Bump In The Night", has totally got us listening to the AllStars on loop. So thanks for that. Thanks a lot. Anyway. Lots of bits-and-bobs in PlayStation Home this week. New inFamous: Festival Of Blood items, Ratchet &..

News: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Drops Into PlayStation Home

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Drops Into PlayStation Home

Sony's really starting to pack PlayStation Home with promotional mini-games

Already this year we've had supplementary experiences for Resistance 3 and Dead Island, and now Naughty Dog's Uncharted 3 is about to receive its own space in Sony's social world. A new mini-game set in the "sun-baked streets of Yemen" challenges you to step into the shoes of Nathan Drake and "explore your..

News: PlayStation Home Is The 'Easiest Point Of Entry' For PlayStation Network Developers

PlayStation Home Is The 'Easiest Point Of Entry' For PlayStation Network Developers

As PlayStation Home continues its transition into a gaming platform, director Jack Buser has stated that he believes the social network is the "easiest point of entry" for budding PlayStation Network developers

Speaking with Shacknews, Buser commented that a "lot of developers" start in PlayStation Home. “Home is all scripting (LUA), and all the 3D stuff is being done in Maya. So it’s..

Feature: Variety Is The Spice Of Life -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

Variety Is The Spice Of Life -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

Earlier in the week Deep Silver announced a PlayStation Move enabled sports mini-game compilation called Winter Stars

The news was met with little fanfare, but I couldn't help but feel a flutter of anticipation. Thing is, I adore games packed with variety. I love the idea of being able to play around with different mechanics, jumping from one mini-game to another. Even though compilation packages..

News: PlayStation Home Gets Major Client Update Tomorrow

PlayStation Home Gets Major Client Update Tomorrow

No, the much publicised PlayStation Home reboot is not launching tomorrow

But the platform's still getting a major update as it jumps to version 1.55. New features include updates to the Wardrobe function, as well as a new Furniture browser that makes sifting through digital goods as straight-forward as an Ikea catalogue. Hit the jump for the full breakdown of changes. For more on PlayStation..

News: It Was Inevitable: PlayStation Home Gets Free-To-Play First-Person Shooter

It Was Inevitable: PlayStation Home Gets Free-To-Play First-Person Shooter

We've been mulling over the possibility of a free-to-play PlayStation Home first-person shooter in our heads for months now

We concluded that some kind of paintball game would make the most sense. But Sony's gone further, announcing Bootleggers, a full-on free-to-play first-person shooter set within the PlayStation Home universe. Woah. Bootleggers will launch alongside the heavily publicised..

News: Sony Aiming To Transform PlayStation Home Into A Social Gaming Network

Sony Aiming To Transform PlayStation Home Into A Social Gaming Network

Sony intends to transform PlayStation Home into "the biggest and best social gaming service on any console", the platform holder has said in a new post on the European arm of the PlayStation Blog

We already know that Sony's got a full reboot for the series in the works, but SCEE's Darren Cairns has given a little more indication as to what we can expect from the service when it relaunches later in..

News: Sodium 2 Nets Nemesis Update In PlayStation Home

Sodium 2 Nets Nemesis Update In PlayStation Home

Lockwood's announced that it's adding a new track to its popular PlayStation Home free-to-play racer, Sodium 2

The Nemesis update includes a new track entitled Wasteland Spires, which is set within an "ethically questionable and borderline illegal mining operation on the exoplanet Iridos". A reverse version of the track will also be made available as part of the update. The Nemesis..

News: Here's Your First Look At The Next Evolution Of PlayStation Home

Here's Your First Look At The Next Evolution Of PlayStation Home

Earlier today we reported that Sony is looking to completely redefine PlayStation Home as a social gaming platform in the Fall

New genre specific districts will be complimented by a new 'Hub' system — the entrance into PlayStation Home's new world. The aim is to make Sony's digital platform less of a sophisticated chat-room, and more of a connected video game platform. Responding to criticism..

News: Sony Looking To Reboot PlayStation Home As A Social Games Platform

Sony Looking To Reboot PlayStation Home As A Social Games Platform

We've been saying it for years

In fact, we feel like we were one of the few publications that even noticed. PlayStation Home has transitioned. It is less about interaction — though that's still a key component — and more about gaming. And that's absolutely the right direction for the service. But we've seen nothing yet. According to a series of reports, Home's set to get a massive overhaul this..