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XI HAS BEGUN!

CydoniaX's Avatar + Posted by CydoniaX on Mar 23, 2009 // PlayStation Home Community Manager

The world’s first console-based Alternate Reality Game starts today in PlayStation Home.

Called Xi , the adventure takes place in a series of secret areas in Home – and beyond – changing day by day, week by week, in real time. Anyone with a PLAYSTATION 3 can join in the fun for free.

To discover the mystery of Xi, simply log on to PlayStation Home and look for the graffiti on the wall in the main square. Find that, and all will be revealed….

xi graffiti

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207 Comments   5 Replies

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+ Kamahl_rg on March 23rd, 2009 at 2:28 pm said:

i dont get it :S


102

+ Wingless92 on March 23rd, 2009 at 2:33 pm said:

Just silly that Sony is still working on Home when they should be working on the PSN to take down XBL. They really need to up the service for me to give a poop.

This thing was alright then I got stuck on the Holopad and couldn’t get off so I logged off. Just silly to see Sony wasting so many resources on stuff that many “not all” users will use.

I guess what I want to see is an option to load Home right from startup. I think that would be a better option and might get people more excited about it.


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+ KillerBread on March 23rd, 2009 at 2:37 pm said:

cant you just work on tv’s? the stuff we want


104

+ Wingless92 on March 23rd, 2009 at 2:38 pm said:

Ahahahahah @ KillerBread


105

+ AshtonFX on March 23rd, 2009 at 2:44 pm said:

I just hope you guys would incorporate home avatars in PSN ID cards(profile cards)and start implementing the trophies transaction to in-home money to buy stuff in home


106

+ Blkant on March 23rd, 2009 at 2:49 pm said:

That woman’s voice when you entered is like the old announcer from Unreal Tournament 2k4, awesome :)


107

+ djFJ on March 23rd, 2009 at 2:59 pm said:

Prepaid cards FOR EUROPE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!


108

+ Sareth on March 23rd, 2009 at 3:11 pm said:

Hey, so if cross game voice chat and voice messaging are in development… can I ask for one more very simple thing??

An Unread message alert? PLEASE!?
Far too many times, I get up from my PS3 to get a coffee or something, and I come back and apparently have missed a game invite or something.

If there were only the option to show in your XMB in the top right corner, or next to your battery life or -something… to show when you’ve missed a message. That would be great.


109

+ lebron_accel on March 23rd, 2009 at 3:36 pm said:

SOrRy for this but wats the meaning of this. I dont quite get it.


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+ CrystalX3D on March 23rd, 2009 at 3:43 pm said:

I thought the whole Xi thing started way back in February around the time you guys did that iloveninjas contest… Or was that just the fake ARG and this is the real one? I’m so confused.


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+ ketzler on March 23rd, 2009 at 3:45 pm said:

I’m really liking this secret hub now. It’s new and it’s different! Do these events more often and we will probably see people on Playstation Home 24/7. :)

When does that EA Sports area open up?


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+ Skypiercer722 on March 23rd, 2009 at 3:54 pm said:

Interesting feature about more to do in Home. I was really looking foward to more activities but my PS3 is out of commission right now, some luck. How long will XI last becase I dont want to miss out on this.


113

+ KingOfHearts on March 23rd, 2009 at 3:58 pm said:

Good job guys!


114

+ twooh on March 23rd, 2009 at 4:00 pm said:

People actually use Home?


115

+ collision236 on March 23rd, 2009 at 4:08 pm said:

So Xi is Home’s first Real Event? Its a game right?


116

+ Thoraxe474 on March 23rd, 2009 at 4:13 pm said:

I wish i had time to investigate. I really wish Home would give us the Watchmen costumes. I’m a huge watchmen fan and liked it way before the movie was announced. When I found out that the Watchmen costumes were UK only I was and am very upset.


117

+ S-E-G on March 23rd, 2009 at 4:29 pm said:

cyd, your can’t be still playing Xi, took me 5 minutes to solve the first puzzle, so how does this work exactly, we do one puzzle a day or can we solve the whole thing right away? if it’s a puzzle a day, then i have nothing else to do in home after solving the first, boring!!!
next puzzle is “coming soon”, or “right around the corner” i guess


118

+ Deathrock on March 23rd, 2009 at 4:36 pm said:

this is the 3rd Time i keep getting network error D021 the connection to server was lost, anyone else getting this error or am i just that special hah


119

+ Deathrock on March 23rd, 2009 at 4:46 pm said:

I guess i was special i just rebooted my ps3 and it all works fine now


120

+ isolatebody on March 23rd, 2009 at 4:56 pm said:

I’m still wondering why the letters on the scraps of paper look similar to the America’s Funniest Home Videos logo…………mmmmmm I’m keep an I on Tom.


121

+ jaijai on March 23rd, 2009 at 5:04 pm said:

Ok so none of the stuff works for me ,only the video clip runs and yes ive found all the 3 pieces and cant log on to the afk site .What the hell am i the only 1


122

+ Dardantuan on March 23rd, 2009 at 5:27 pm said:

Home… I won’t complain because it’s free. But remember, you get what you pay for.


123

+ Ringwraith on March 23rd, 2009 at 5:39 pm said:

I love my PS3, but I think Sony just needs to write Home off. It is really a waste of resources. Just make the XMB function with Party Chat and other features. Please stop dumping money and time into the failure that is Home.


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+ WarDragon989 on March 23rd, 2009 at 5:40 pm said:

Cool i wish i could check this out but i keep getting:

Name lookup failure /HUBPS3_SVML/unity/start.jsp

=(

This normally happens when i am also unable to access the playstation store as well.

I’ll have to wait a while before i can try this out


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+ shystie1 on March 23rd, 2009 at 5:46 pm said:

CydoniaX replied on March 23, 2009 at 12:32 pm

All that stuff is still in development, game launching started with Warhawk and should be supported by all future game spaces now. It takes time, but we haven’t forgotten about all the stuff that our users really want!

So Cyd when you said that did you mean that game launching will only work in game spaces for that game. For example game launching will only work for Killzone 2 until after their in a Killzone space, a patch for Killzone 2 and only when your in the Killzone space. So you would not be able to do it in the Bowling Alley?

PS: Did you ever find time for the those donuts?


126

+ DevilDog273 on March 23rd, 2009 at 6:04 pm said:

Ok eventually & this is a good sighn that it will Home will become somthing cool and usefull. But Im left out to dry because me like a ideot when I made my acount didnt make it that I was already 18 so it wont let me in; even though Im 18 now. Please can someone help. Online name DevilDog273


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+ Midgetguy on March 23rd, 2009 at 6:27 pm said:

I hadn’t heard of Xi before this post, but I have got to say that I am GREATLY impressed! I’m really hoping that I can do some more of those tasks tomorrow though!

Xi is EXTREMELY fun and addicting! I was totally bummed when I finished all of the tasks for today! :)

AlphaAFK FTW!


128

+ DNAgent on March 23rd, 2009 at 6:52 pm said:

XI at least makes up for that 50 Cent garbage that is up on Home now. If XI will be getting daily updates (hopefully other Home stuff too) then it will have me coming back to it everyday.


129

+ Ultima_Z_ on March 23rd, 2009 at 7:22 pm said:

Does anyone on the Sony team have any information on the next firmware update for the PS3? Like dates, information, ect.


130

+ LeweiSe on March 23rd, 2009 at 7:23 pm said:

I have a very simple request nothing to big, I just want the Photo Gallery icon to be moved below the Playlist icon so that it will end up being bellow the XMB Photo cause it bugs me where its at, it feels like its in the wrong place. Hope you’ll move them around on the next update I know its dumb to ask but I’m a need freak and the icons just feel out of place the way there set up. Thank you……..


131

+ Eduardoska on March 23rd, 2009 at 7:37 pm said:

I cant log into home since the playstation store update the thursday when it was down…

After i log in playstation home, i can see the message of the day, and after the progress bar says updating purchased items, appears the legend “There has been a problem downloading content”
So i deleted the profile save and the one in game data and i cant login in any of my ps3 accounts
=/
any suggestions?


132

+ SCRODE on March 23rd, 2009 at 8:05 pm said:

what is jess favorite band


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+ syk1288 on March 23rd, 2009 at 8:16 pm said:

@reply#15

It’s not just Voice chat cross games.

It would be great to have it at all times until you end the private chat session.


134

+ DropD on March 23rd, 2009 at 8:34 pm said:

@132 do you think if you ask it will be the automatic answer? someone will just give you a clue or something?


135

+ SWANN on March 23rd, 2009 at 8:55 pm said:

Hi Cydonia,

I forgot to mention something to you earlier.
Please don’t forget Cross Game Invites as well. We all want this feature & need it! Thanks

SWANN


136

+ MAN_DuDe on March 23rd, 2009 at 8:57 pm said:

Cyd i mean i know this request has spent ages lying on ur desks but please can someone tell us when will we be getting in game music seriously if were gonna send voice msg’s while online why not play music too and xmb music not the press ‘right’2 million times burnout kind :P there’s probably somethin im missing but it just sounds simple to me anyway thx xD


137

+ BurgerTyme on March 23rd, 2009 at 9:20 pm said:

Yay, but can you please bring back Voice Chat? I just don’t get much desire to play around on Home without it.


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+ Xerox_831 on March 23rd, 2009 at 9:25 pm said:

WHEN ARE WE GETTING IN GAME MUSIC ON ALL GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!


139

+ MegadethAndy on March 23rd, 2009 at 9:37 pm said:

Keep getting disconnected and have to watch the laggy video over again.
I only ever have this problem with Home.


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+ chubigans on March 23rd, 2009 at 10:40 pm said:

@Xerox, never. That was patented by Microsoft so devs have to decide whether or not to add custom tracks to their game.

Awesome HOME space by the way! I love it so far.


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+ Jayoz88 on March 24th, 2009 at 12:09 am said:

Xi is pretty interesting…finally there is something to do besides bowling and pool in this D@mn app…Ps HOme is the s*yt!..let the fw updates and the games keep rolling!!!


142

+ Ivan_Krazy on March 24th, 2009 at 12:40 am said:

I keep getting a ‘Network Error. The connection to the server was lost D5021′.
What is this? It keeps happening as I enter the Hub!


143

+ ShadowPelican on March 24th, 2009 at 1:04 am said:

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1) XMB – [SIX-PERSON!!] Voice Chat across games
2) XMB – Voice messaging(30 sec clip)
3) HOME[AND XMB] – Game Launching[AND PARTY-SYSTEM] for all games
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


144

+ Caemgen on March 24th, 2009 at 1:07 am said:

CydoniaX, I love you.

Finally a confirmation regarding cross-game voicechat.

Could you perhaps tell us when we can be expecting this feature?

And, If you let me, I would like to suggest something regarding the in-game XMB:

– Please remove all the icons/tabs that can’t be used. I reckon it would also save you guys some RAM-memory.
– Please add a sound when receiving a message.
– When notified of a new message, please let us go directly to the message when we press the PS-button.
– Please let us create groups in the Friends-tab so we can arrange our Friends (‘Clan’, ‘Family’, ‘Friends’, ‘Killzone 2 players’ etc).

Thanks a lot!


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+ ShadowPelican on March 24th, 2009 at 1:08 am said:

PRIORITY #1: let’s get PSN to match every feature on XBL:
-Voice messages (at least up to 15 sec)
-Party-system (link with upto 8 ppl to launch into games together and stay on a dedicated voice chat channel)
-View Friends’ Friends

PRIORITY #2: let’s get PS Home to have all the functionalities mentioned above PLUS media sharing. AND FOR GOD’S SAKE REDUCE RELOCATION AND STARTUP LOAD TIMES IN HOME!!!

ShadowPelican out.


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+ Caemgen on March 24th, 2009 at 1:09 am said:

Also: If you add some sort of gamelaunching/game-joining/party-system in Home, PLEASE let us also use it through the XMB, so we don’t HAVE to boot up Home first (too much loading screens before we’re in the same room with Friends!).


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+ BitRunner on March 24th, 2009 at 1:24 am said:

This Xi stuff is pretty fun, just gotta be sure to get up early enough in the mornings to do all the new puzzles before people post spoilers everywhere lol. :D


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+ shamska on March 24th, 2009 at 3:22 am said:

I’m intrigued. Indeed :)


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+ VenomXv on March 24th, 2009 at 3:35 am said:

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1) XMB – Voice Chat across games
2) XMB – Voice messaging(30 sec clip)
3) HOME – Game Launching for all games
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

#1 & 2 confirmed? I hope they work across all games that support in-game XMB. I could understand if #3 didn’t since games would need to have Home support.

I agree with 144.

“- Please remove all the icons/tabs that can’t be used. I reckon it would also save you guys some RAM-memory.
– Please add a sound when receiving a message.
– When notified of a new message, please let us go directly to the message when we press the PS-button.
– Please let us create groups in the Friends-tab so we can arrange our Friends (’Clan’, ‘Family’, ‘Friends’, ‘Killzone 2 players’ etc).”

We definitely need a sound notification if we get a new message while in-game. Also the ability to see our custom XMB while in-game.


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+ steve2k7 on March 24th, 2009 at 3:45 am said:

@ chubigans does this patent actually exist though? Has Sony or Microsoft confirmed it’s existance? Even if the patent does exist it only means Sony can’t deliver custom soundtracks the same way Microsoft does. I do believe giving the option to developers to include custom soundtracks is pointless. Ok, quite a few games support it now, but there are still dozens more that don’t. Instead of giving it to developers, why can’t Sony give us custom soundtracks direct from the XMB **or** if this patent does exist, why can’t we select custom soundtracks from the PSP, IPod, Home or Life with Playstation and then launch a game. If there is some technical issue to do with the PS3 then why can’t Sony make custom soundtracks mandatory like they have with trophies. Custom soundtracks is just as important as trophies in my view. I for one want to listen to my vast music collection when playing racing games such as Gran Turismo 5 Prologue and Race Driver GRID.


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