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BUZZ! Comes to PlayStation Home

Rob Alvarez's Avatar + Posted by Rob Alvarez on May 28, 2009 // Product Marketing Manager

Great news BUZZ! fans!

We’re going to launch a brand new space in PlayStation Home called BUZZ! HQ, where players can chat and meet up with other trivia fans in a new lobby area or take part in a massive 64-player BUZZ! trivia showdown!

The game works by making you run around the studio on a massive BUZZ! Buzzer to answer questions, all of which are taken from the best content that you’ve created on the MyBuzzQuiz.com website.

Four colored answer buttons are laid out on the floor and you need to make sure you’re standing on the right answer when the time runs out. The winner’s decided over four rounds, and there are a number of exclusive Home prizes up for grabs for the greatest players. We are very excited to be bringing a fantastic new BUZZ! multiplayer game to Home and we know this is going to be a great social experience.

So keep an eye out for the new BUZZ! space, which will go live very soon. In the meantime, check out this virtual tour of the space and let us know what you think.

Keep on buzzing!

//Add Your Own

111 Comments

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+ Spyroluver88 on May 28th, 2009 at 10:38 am said:

look like fun…catch you there:)


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+ mclaren777 on May 28th, 2009 at 10:50 am said:

I love the Buzz! franchise so I think this is really cool. Thanks for making Home so much better in 2009.


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+ GTAce on May 28th, 2009 at 10:53 am said:

Also for Europe or US only?


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+ zombie9 on May 28th, 2009 at 11:01 am said:

I just hope we can all play! That Siren home game was a joke I still have never played it to many people in line. I got better stuff to do than to wait..


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+ RaymondBel on May 28th, 2009 at 11:02 am said:

What could be very cool is games of 64 players against 64 players in the next room… until only 2 players are left.


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+ CRUNKRIS on May 28th, 2009 at 11:04 am said:

So why did you guys decide to change the Buzz space’s format from that of what we had previously seen?

Were the changes made so more people can play? Cause its a heck lot of more people able to pay now and i think thats awesome. Good job. But i do miss the atmosphere the other space had :(


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+ DropD on May 28th, 2009 at 11:06 am said:

that looks like a lot of fun to play :-)


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+ cell989 on May 28th, 2009 at 11:06 am said:

I love Buzz my family loves to get together just to play it. I wish Buzz had multiple languages included though, some people only speak spanish after all, and they want in to the fun too.


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+ RaymondBel on May 28th, 2009 at 11:25 am said:

A spelling bee game could be fun too.


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+ Sekoku on May 28th, 2009 at 11:31 am said:

>> Say run a large tournament, and whoever wins it gets to download a game from the PS Store.

I agree. It’d give 1 vs 100/X-box Live Primetime a run for it’s money if these was an actual Home “Quiz Show” that gave out PSN money or PSN store/Home store items for free.

Of course, giving away PSN money instead of points runs into the legal gauntlet of being “online gambling,” which XBL gets around by having age restrictions/requires an XBL master account to at least be 18.


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+ LoveStrucked on May 28th, 2009 at 11:32 am said:

Hopefully this thing reaches EUROPE, not just America.
BUZZ is made in Europe and its market is in EUROPE and it became because of high sales in EUROPE and most of the casual audience that play buzz is in EUROPE so IF and IF it doesnt come out on EU – that’s just EPIC FAILURE on Sony’s Part. And I Mean F* FAIL.


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+ mafecto on May 28th, 2009 at 11:44 am said:

Sounds awesome, I personally think Home is pretty boring, but this is just what it needs to make it more than a walking simulator. Can’t wait to check it out.


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+ mafecto on May 28th, 2009 at 11:45 am said:

#60

they could get around the $ thing by giving vouchers for PSN games or DLC, I’m thinking.


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+ muzickmaniak on May 28th, 2009 at 11:58 am said:

looks interesting, my only question is when is it coming?


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+ alex4848 on May 28th, 2009 at 12:05 pm said:

Cool, this actaully looks pretty fun. I have Buzz for PS2, and am probably getting it for my PS3 soon.


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+ blindrocket on May 28th, 2009 at 12:10 pm said:

Very nice. :D


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+ MEsoJD on May 28th, 2009 at 12:19 pm said:

This Looks Crazy Awesome


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+ Atomika14 on May 28th, 2009 at 12:20 pm said:

This looks way different than the other screenshots that were shown of the BUZZ! space awhile ago. Did something change? The other shots actually looked like a game show set…


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+ GGCAN on May 28th, 2009 at 12:24 pm said:

Thanks for the heads up Rob.

I remember they were mentioning a Buzz space in Home last year before Home opened up and I was wondering when it would finally get here.

Keep up the great work !


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+ KINGV84 on May 28th, 2009 at 12:26 pm said:

Awesome! and I want to give Sony a great applause on bringing back the classic Playstation!!! voice on the ending of the commercials. Brings back old memories, I love it.


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+ King0fHearts2007 on May 28th, 2009 at 12:27 pm said:

Thank you Sony looks good.


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+ Thrasher20 on May 28th, 2009 at 12:27 pm said:

Will check it out :)


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+ motor78 on May 28th, 2009 at 12:59 pm said:

THATS CRAZY AND KOOL!


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+ Torgo on May 28th, 2009 at 1:01 pm said:

OK, That is BADASS!!!!!

I’m in!


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+ justintimeROA on May 28th, 2009 at 1:15 pm said:

Great news! Now add game launching as well.


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+ dinkin-flicka on May 28th, 2009 at 1:18 pm said:

Great idea! Can’t wait to play but just one question…

How are you going to stop the copycats who just follow the crowd to the correct answers?

Not a big deal though. It’ll still be fun.


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+ GTAce on May 28th, 2009 at 1:18 pm said:

Sooo… can someone please answer if this is US only? Seriously.


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+ TRIX_BOL on May 28th, 2009 at 1:18 pm said:

Great! Thank you Rob, for making it official.

It looks awesome by the way..


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+ macbelonwu10 on May 28th, 2009 at 1:21 pm said:

I find HOME so complicated to use, it doest have anything to do with your gamercard like your avatar. The only way to see yr avatar is by going into HOME please Sony give us Skype and make it only compatible with the official headset or the eyetoy and make The ps3 UI better and easier to use.


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+ Shrewder on May 28th, 2009 at 1:40 pm said:

Buzz! is a great title and bringing it’s gameplay over to the HOME space is a fantastic idea.

BEYOND!


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+ Half-Mafia on May 28th, 2009 at 1:52 pm said:

Really cool idea. ill check it out soon.


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+ QCVic on May 28th, 2009 at 2:04 pm said:

Hmmm sounds very familiar…..

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3home&message.id=620204&query.id=128337#M620204

Just kidding. I’m sure you guys had this on you mind for awhile. I’m glad to see Buzz come to Home.


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+ Conrad_Max on May 28th, 2009 at 2:13 pm said:

It looks as if this space will be awesome. Makes me tired just thinking of all of the running, but I know it will be fun. It reminds me of Musical Chairs.

Thank you, Mr. Alvarez, for this wonderful news.I wish I had been in the beta. It look fun. I am looking forward to getting the BUZZ!


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+ mckg123456789 on May 28th, 2009 at 2:25 pm said:

I AM SO THERE! lol ill give this a shot!


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+ ADR143 on May 28th, 2009 at 2:36 pm said:

going to check it out


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+ The1UknowBest on May 28th, 2009 at 2:38 pm said:

WOW that looks hot!!cant wait to see it, then if is a success you should putting other games like Buzz on there and Home wont be as plain


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+ lowhonor on May 28th, 2009 at 2:39 pm said:

looks like a great idea but when people start crowding around one answer dont you think pretty much everyone else will follow?


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+ The1UknowBest on May 28th, 2009 at 2:40 pm said:

^try


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+ Berae on May 28th, 2009 at 3:08 pm said:

good news thanks!


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+ T_To510 on May 28th, 2009 at 3:10 pm said:

Koo…


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+ Poacher619 on May 28th, 2009 at 3:21 pm said:

Do many people have Buzz? I’ve been in the online lobby a few times and no one ever joins. I guess this will be a good spot to meet some fellow Buzz owners.


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+ Gump_ on May 28th, 2009 at 3:59 pm said:

Sooo, how soon is very soon?


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+ Azira013 on May 28th, 2009 at 4:30 pm said:

Wicked awesome.


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+ undertaker9999 on May 28th, 2009 at 4:53 pm said:

We all know that the “very soon” is next thrusday cause every 2nd thrusday they add a new space to home the other 2 thrusdays per months is just maintenance…:)


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+ Keebzerz on May 28th, 2009 at 5:19 pm said:

Where are the options to select specific round types?!?!


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+ smokey_vols on May 28th, 2009 at 5:55 pm said:

Great news.

P.S.

I’m loving that i’m hearing the old “Playstation” sound at the end of all the new PS videos, keep it!


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+ midnightshade on May 28th, 2009 at 5:55 pm said:

This is a great idea. I never played Buzz, or even knew what it was until I came to the psblog , this will let me try it out. Very impressive.

I am so glad that the sleeping giant that is Sony has awoken!! Brought back that classic, and I mean Classic “PlayStation…” voice at the end of the trailers and changed up the logo… It seems to me that a strong shift has been occurring over the last half of the year towards the ps3, all that is needed for mainstream success is a price cut. Thankfully I already own mine, but it would be nice if more did.


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+ panicked_kernel on May 28th, 2009 at 6:20 pm said:

This is great! The wife and I love buzz, and would love to meet more people to play it with online. Buzz could use some new game play modes, i wouldn’t mind them stealing a few from you dont know jack from back in the day!


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+ DarKaoZ on May 28th, 2009 at 6:37 pm said:

I love the idea… but won’t this make it easy to cheat? I mean, you can just go to the square that has the most people and you might get the right answer 80% of the time.

Still this is really cool.


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+ emjayx on May 28th, 2009 at 7:36 pm said:

THATS AWESOME!


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