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Xi Has Moved into the Real World

CydoniaX's Avatar + Posted by CydoniaX on Apr 01, 2009 // PlayStation Home Community Manager

The console-based adventure, Xi, isn’t just on the PlayStation 3 – it’s now happening in real life!

In the game, players have been finding dozens of clues to piece together the story. So far, the puzzles have all been in PlayStation Home or online in a series of websites. But now, clues are also appearing on billboards around the world.

Thousands of players are now working together, across borders and languages, to share information and solve this latest puzzle.

To join in the fun and maybe help solve the mystery, visit XiJess.com.

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+ nummerfjorten on April 1st, 2009 at 11:32 am said:

Simply amazing. I hope sony do something great with this. I really do.


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+ GamerMoney on April 1st, 2009 at 11:33 am said:

WOAH, it’s Jess!!!


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+ King0fHearts2007 on April 1st, 2009 at 11:33 am said:

We have to save Jess! Save Jess save the world!


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+ Belazor on April 1st, 2009 at 11:34 am said:

This is quite a cool concept, I’m glad to be a part of it =D


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+ GamerMoney on April 1st, 2009 at 11:34 am said:

cyd kidnapped her lol


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+ darth_sappy23 on April 1st, 2009 at 11:37 am said:

wow, im glad to see sony doin some great things. i cant wait to see where this Xi thing goes.


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+ Link01 on April 1st, 2009 at 11:39 am said:

Too bad this has nothing to do in Florida :p… where I live…

But I would like to hear about 2.7′s possible in game IMing feature…… referenced by theSixthAxis:)


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+ DMAPacket on April 1st, 2009 at 11:41 am said:

Absolutely incredible.

Everyday now it’s hop into Home and update on what new stuff is going in in Xi. Work on the latest puzzels and info. Read about it in the forums.

Then hang out with friends in the central plaza, check out the latest game or movie trailer. Head over to the Mall and check out the latest Pulse. Maybe pickup some new clothes for a couple bucks.

Not to mention the heading over to the latest spaces like air racing or guitar hero with friends.

Home has turned out to be beyond our wildest dreams of a gaming online world. Absolutely amazing job Sony. I can’t believe how insane Home will be six months to a year from now if it already is this good.

Absolutely laughable that Microsoft is forcing people to pay 50 dollars a year for laggy P2P gaming and those stupid little 2D Nintendo Mii ripoffs.


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+ TheNukes on April 1st, 2009 at 11:42 am said:

Xi Rocks and Jess is cute!

btw for anyone that didnt catch that at the end

Viale Cassala

Videogamer.com
Meristation.com

41 Degrees – 21’59.31″N
2 Degrees 08’15.76″E

41.891392, 12.515689

guess thats where that board is?


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+ GamerMoney on April 1st, 2009 at 11:45 am said:

(crowd chants) XI!! XI!!! XI!!!


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+ jazzyrider on April 1st, 2009 at 11:47 am said:

Cool Xi!


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+ EvoAnubis on April 1st, 2009 at 11:48 am said:

Oooo . . . this is getting fun now! Let’s see what’s going on here….


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+ WindedHero on April 1st, 2009 at 11:49 am said:

Whatever those Lat/Long coords are, they are just southeast of Vatican City.


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+ dwight123 on April 1st, 2009 at 11:49 am said:

Ea Sports space coming out soon?


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+ nummerfjorten on April 1st, 2009 at 11:50 am said:

Geis 20
41º21’59.31″N,
2º08’15.76″E
41.891391, 12.515689
Meristation.com
Viale Cassala

I got that aswell from the end of the video. Now to try and decipher it…


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+ DeforMAKulizer on April 1st, 2009 at 11:50 am said:

Truly awesome!
Thanks Cyd as always!!! =D


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    + CydoniaX on April 1st, 2009 at 1:49 pm said:

    You\’re welcome, and thank you all for playing Xi!


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+ WindedHero on April 1st, 2009 at 11:53 am said:

There are some clues on the VideoGamer.com article also titled “Xi Has Moved into the Real World” : http://www.videogamer.com/news/xi_spreads_to_the_real_world.html

11.08 from Edinburgh, 15.22 from Crewe. (Hover over the image of Xi Jess)


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+ Ackers11 on April 1st, 2009 at 11:53 am said:

april fools… nah – i need to go check this out in home


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+ Ftwrthtx on April 1st, 2009 at 11:53 am said:

This is the hardest puzzle to date. I wonder how much harder they can get.


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+ NiavlysUS on April 1st, 2009 at 11:53 am said:

@9
If you do a little search on the web, someone took a picture of that board located in Waterloo, between a train station and a bridge I believe.


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+ tolkienfanatic on April 1st, 2009 at 11:55 am said:

Hahaha I called it, totally an ARG all the way.


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+ GGCAN on April 1st, 2009 at 11:55 am said:

Hey TheNukes…thanks for your comment….actually had to go back a couple of times to see what you mentioned and yes, it’s there.


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+ poisonedsodapop on April 1st, 2009 at 11:58 am said:

Interesting but aren’t the billboards only in Europe? That’s what I gathered from the site. Unless this is an April Fool’s joke.


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+ TailsTheCat on April 1st, 2009 at 11:59 am said:

gay


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+ WindedHero on April 1st, 2009 at 12:00 pm said:

XIJess dot com features a frameset, which is in turn hosted at www dot ndreams dot com… ndreams dot com main page has an article about XI…

“‘Xi’, our first-party PS3 project launched on Monday March 23rd in Europe and North America. To take part, load up PlayStation®Home (which is on the PS3 main menu bar), and find the graffiti tag in Home Square/Central Plaza. Expect LOTS of different things opening up as the story unfolds :)”


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+ drdre74 on April 1st, 2009 at 12:00 pm said:

Jess is beautiful i want to have many many children with her.


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+ StalkingSilence on April 1st, 2009 at 12:02 pm said:

Anyone checked the Lat/Long on Google Earth?


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+ mckg123456789 on April 1st, 2009 at 12:02 pm said:

i really dont get this event lol i solved 1 puzzle in the Hub and it didn’t give me info as in to solve the other puzzles and the weird thing is that it was putting a pic together, but it is fun solving the puzzles with friends and knowing that im not the onlyone trying to solve the Xi puzzles in HOME, this event sound cool ill check it out lol


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+ Wollan on April 1st, 2009 at 12:07 pm said:

Xi is great. Everyone should try it out.


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+ The_Punisher111 on April 1st, 2009 at 12:09 pm said:

Ok …. i think there taking it over-the-top now
Cmon … what if 360 Fanboy saw that? They would tear that shiznet down!!


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+ StalkingSilence on April 1st, 2009 at 12:11 pm said:

“Xi Has Moved into The Real World” – title was misleading, sorry to any MTV fanatics that thought we’d have an 8th member in the house. ;)


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+ Homer-BY on April 1st, 2009 at 12:11 pm said:

sorry for offtop,but whats about new Playstation Eye Games? There is no good games for ps eye.


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+ TakiFuGu on April 1st, 2009 at 12:13 pm said:

PS Home is sooo lost!

All I want is game launching.


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+ The_Punisher111 on April 1st, 2009 at 12:15 pm said:

@26
LOLOLOOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOL LMFAO!!!!!!!!
Are you serious?!


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+ GamerMoney on April 1st, 2009 at 12:16 pm said:

XI!!! XI!!! XI!!!

good job on home


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+ commedieu on April 1st, 2009 at 12:22 pm said:

can people stop spoiling everything? jesus.


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+ spongepimp1 on April 1st, 2009 at 12:29 pm said:

screw all this crap what we really need is a ps3 firmware update its april cmon


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+ wallhugger on April 1st, 2009 at 12:32 pm said:

Xi is amazing it’s currently the only reason why I log into home.


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+ lakaiHIGH on April 1st, 2009 at 12:36 pm said:

i sure hope Jess is okay XD lol this is a great campaign for home. i love it and wish there was more of this kinda stuff in home.

peace,
Lh


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+ TakiFuGu on April 1st, 2009 at 12:38 pm said:

Does anybody know when the SingStar trophy patch goes live?


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+ Darkos87 on April 1st, 2009 at 12:40 pm said:

save the cheerleader save the world


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+ Dehshizknight on April 1st, 2009 at 12:41 pm said:

This is pretty sweet. Yeah, I live in Florida as well. Not only that, but Bay County which is generally a small, unpopular area.


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+ Lugoves on April 1st, 2009 at 12:45 pm said:

http://www.facebook.com/editphoto.php?oid=160911180424&success=1&failure=0#/group.php?gid=160911180424&ref=nf

Check out compilation of clues on this face book site. Anyone got eyes on the ground in spain? Figure it’s the intersection described on my map [See page]


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+ sobedude on April 1st, 2009 at 12:49 pm said:

haha april fools right? jk… so i google earthed the coordinates and its in Spain. at an intersection at some roundabout in some place called Barcelona. too bad i live in Cali


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+ Wilester on April 1st, 2009 at 1:01 pm said:

There’s one of these billboards where I live (Birmingham, UK).

It says:

Xi
AD
2


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+ Gunwing on April 1st, 2009 at 1:01 pm said:

Um………. Sony dose know that that name is also used by the now “former” Black Watter Mercs who fight and kill US troops and Iraqi civilans daliy in Iraq right?

Not a good name to call your selfs considering that Bush funded them, and even backed them with US army uniforms.

Might want to change your game name, and you talk to the show a bit more about this issue.


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+ QCVic on April 1st, 2009 at 1:16 pm said:

@ 45

So What? There is a dice game called Xi for playstation. Should they change their name because of this issue? Oh yeah I also forgot:

The Greek letter Xi

The Xi River

There Xi computer corperation

…..I can keep going :)

“Xi” has been around before this issue. I don’t think that they should change the name just because of it

…..anyway back to the subject This mystery game is getting betting as it grows. I can’t wait to see what happens next.


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+ Zookey on April 1st, 2009 at 1:17 pm said:

Wow. You guys got class! I like this marketing campaign hehehehehe! PLEASE MORE LIKE IT THANKS MUCH!


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+ CrimsonFox13 on April 1st, 2009 at 1:18 pm said:

This is pretty cool… O.o…

Wow. This is big, isn’t it?


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+ usjvc on April 1st, 2009 at 1:27 pm said:

My gosh, this third mission is really hard….i simply cannot imagine what we’ll get for the very last mission..hopefully it won’t be something like ‘a real-life butterfly in hidden somewhere in the world, find it’

Other than that, massive kudos to Ndreams for turning Home, a boring 3D application in which i logged no more than 2 hours in total, into a very interesting and addicting application/game. And they are only scratching the surface of what Home could possibly deliver!


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