Sep 23

SingStar Rooms, Dizzee Rascal Event, Far Cry 2 Updates and Katamari Forever in Home

Locust_Star's Avatar Posted by on Sep 23, 2009 // PlayStation Home Community Manager

Aspiring rock stars can breathe a sigh of relief – SingStar is finally coming to PlayStation Home this Thursday, September 24. And to top it off, we’re kicking off the launch with an extra special event.

Those of you who visit the new SingStar space this Thursday will find that the critically-acclaimed UK rapper Dizzee Rascal has taken over the VIP lounge. To celebrate the release of his new album Tongue n’ Cheek (and his new SongPack available now at the SingStore), we’re decorating this super elite space with all things Dizzee Rascal, airing some exclusive Dizzee videos, and dropping a bunch of Dizzee-themed virtual items on you (including a few limited edition rewards for all attendees). See the below video if you want to learn more about the content and features in the new SingStar space.

Far Cry 2 fans will be excited to learn that the FC2 game space is being updated with a new mini-game entitled “Reuben’s Report”. This whodunit game will appeal to all of you sleuthy and snoopy types that love to hunt down arms dealers, thwart assassination attempts, and prevent all types of sabotage via explosive devices. Y’know, stuff you do on quiet Sunday afternoons to help pass the time…

Last but certainly not least, we’ll be releasing a handful of new items for your avatar, including Scuba Guy and Space Girl costumes, some Katamari Forever-themed virtual goods, and more.

See you in Home!

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+ milnerant on September 23rd, 2009 at 3:15 pm said:

Ok *mate*. They taste better than greasy burgers.


+ Insane_Gamer on September 23rd, 2009 at 3:28 pm said:

The vip space isn’t exclusive to us in the EU but the in-home concert by dizzee is still exclusive to us.


+ PK-Deviluke25 on September 23rd, 2009 at 3:30 pm said:

They better have t pain and taylor swift thug story.


+ Kirkpad on September 23rd, 2009 at 3:31 pm said:

Will this update include full game launching support? That’s the only important thing really…


+ gamer_316 on September 23rd, 2009 at 3:42 pm said:

1.3 has been confirmed its not coming tomorrow thanks to our friends the EU Home managers…may the anger and sorrow begin…


+ likedatkilla on September 23rd, 2009 at 3:44 pm said:

why can’t you guys have like lil wayne, of gucci mane, know what i’m saying.


+ Sekoku on September 23rd, 2009 at 3:53 pm said:

No Biohazard 5 update for my Wesker glasses = Yawnaroony.


+ DigitalDevilSaga on September 23rd, 2009 at 4:07 pm said:

Sweet! So excited about this much new stuff all at once!


+ KwietStorm on September 23rd, 2009 at 4:09 pm said:

This is why so many people have a sour taste in their mouths towards the managers. Not a word about 1.3. Little rid bits of info here and there. Barely any open communication. When will it change? Is another staff division needed?


+ ZAANOS on September 23rd, 2009 at 4:45 pm said:

Look forward to the update.

Would love to see clothing items get a second layer for the torso. Like having a coat over a random shirt.


+ poweredbyzen on September 23rd, 2009 at 4:50 pm said:

i really do love home – even make really good friends! thanks for pumping up new content! :D now, about those avatars? i’d love to have a moogle, kupo!


+ macbelonwu10 on September 23rd, 2009 at 4:52 pm said:

@ FlatulentGhost

I use to own a 360 but sold it for a ps3 this is the only console i own, but i was only giving my opinion about HOME that’s all.


+ metallikat on September 23rd, 2009 at 4:53 pm said:

there must be a ton of people with absolutely NO LIFE! if they are spending all this time in home. i barely find time to play the games i want to on my ps3. no time to wander around a pointless virtual space created to sell me [DELETED]!


+ metallikat on September 23rd, 2009 at 4:54 pm said:

stupid spook


+ metallikat on September 23rd, 2009 at 4:56 pm said:


stupid spook


+ metallikat on September 23rd, 2009 at 4:56 pm said:



+ axeguy on September 23rd, 2009 at 4:57 pm said:

OMG this is what pisses me off!!!!!!!! i mean i just hate this sh..! i hate how this people just try to make us think that by realesing this new space we are going to shut up and forget about 1.3!!! we are not stupid ! dont try to cover up 1.3 by launching this space! we want 1.3!! i hate when they think we are lil dummys that we dont realize about anything.


+ Dyathinkhesaurus on September 23rd, 2009 at 5:15 pm said:



But then I suppose I shall just go back to our entire CONTINENT, because, you know, scones and tea are really popular in Spain, The Middle East and Australia.

Anyway, this looks really cool. Dizzee Rascal is brilliant. A new event that makes Home so much better than anything the 360 could ever do.


+ KILLZONE79 on September 23rd, 2009 at 5:19 pm said:

SingStar Space = awesomeness

FarCry2 home space being updated
im surprised this game is still being supported, thanks ubisoft you rock


+ sithmathamatiks on September 23rd, 2009 at 5:58 pm said:

can’t wait to explore this new space!!! thanks sony!!! imma big fan of sing star btw…


+ ATRamos1652 on September 23rd, 2009 at 6:20 pm said:

Oh GOD, what a bad time to be broke!


+ BuKaNoCo on September 23rd, 2009 at 6:21 pm said:

I have to agree with the general angst on this blog and in the forums. We were told 1.3 in September. Tomorrow is the last Thursday in September. Are you going to release it on another day of the week? Oh, sorry. I forgot I’m addressing someone who doesn’t respond to Home’s biggest supporters. SCEA, it’s time to clean house. We need a Home manager like Travis Williams of Idol Minds. He responds to everyone on the Pain blog. Oh no, now I’ve done. Time to get banned!


+ NARDE15 on September 23rd, 2009 at 7:26 pm said:

Does it come with a cord?


+ proskatercam on September 23rd, 2009 at 9:12 pm said:

WOW! 1.3 coming in September. Yeah right! You idiots have no damn brain! Dont tell us 1.3 is coming in September and not do so. Frankly, Home got me banned PSN and forum bans…I dont even think its worth it anymore.


+ KILLA_KING_007 on September 23rd, 2009 at 9:42 pm said:



+ KILLA_KING_007 on September 23rd, 2009 at 9:56 pm said:

I dont like to really complain but ya’ll said 1.3 in sept.


+ nickolas82 on September 23rd, 2009 at 10:02 pm said:

Come on HOME managers!!!!
make HOME more PS3 tigh in……universal game launching is a big step to this so tell us something about it.What happend?
Other big steps are HOME avatar-XMB avatar tigh in,game to home trophies,hall of fame HOME space.
If you dont do that HOME is just something diferent from PS network and that make users turn their back to it

Also allow users to upload their videos and music to their HOME spaces through virtual TV’s and music players and make posible the diferent HOME version (EU,US,JP) interaction and HOME becomes a success


+ nickolas82 on September 23rd, 2009 at 10:04 pm said:

and also leave a comment so that we can see that you are listening!!!!!!!!!!


+ nickolas82 on September 23rd, 2009 at 10:06 pm said:

also leave a comment so that we can see that you are listening!!!!!!!!!!!


+ vistadreamer on September 23rd, 2009 at 10:12 pm said:

It seems quite obvious that until people vote with their pocketbooks, Sony is going to keep doing this. I don’t mean to be a complainer Locust, but is 1.3 still coming in September or not? It can’t be that hard to answer that question. Is your boss not allowing you to say anything? If so, and it is coming in September there are only about 7 days left in September. Why would it need to be kept secret if it is indeed approaching that fast? That endlessly confuses me. :(


+ vistadreamer on September 23rd, 2009 at 10:19 pm said:

Oh well, such is life. lol. It isn’t the end of the world, but it would be great to know the reasoning. Maybe once I have finished earning my Bachelors Degree in Game Development and get hired as a Game Developer I might find out why. Until then, the lack of information will probably remain as mysterious as Area 51. :(


+ ynp7 on September 24th, 2009 at 1:52 am said:

Wow, Home is still around? Did someone just forget to cancel that project or are people actually using it?


+ steveometer on September 24th, 2009 at 2:33 am said:

i’d like to get back into home

this update has CRASHED HOME

it’s been 3 hours and still no home

what did you break?



+ Chapulin140 on September 24th, 2009 at 2:53 am said:

Singstar room cool. Now give U.S some decent track updates and its party time baby.


+ biffsmack on September 24th, 2009 at 9:53 am said:

Put some Queen in there PLZ.


+ saintaqua on September 24th, 2009 at 9:56 am said:

It would be awesome if we could actually take the stage in the Singstar space and have our performance voted on live.


+ WackyWeedCreed on September 24th, 2009 at 10:15 am said:

Katamari Themed goods?

This should be interesting XD


+ PrivateMiniTiger on September 24th, 2009 at 4:17 pm said:

Dear Home,

I have paid a lot of money and so have a lot of other people that use home, so as your bosses and inspiration that help fund this project we deserve why we can’t have the 1.3 update. Please give us an update on progress otherwise I am boycotting and not spending any more money on this destined-to-be-useless product until you can provide answers. Considering I was one of the closed beta testers I have been a supporter since October and it seems you have failed to meet up to any standards that your consumers expect of you. All we ask is to be heard and honesty of your product in exchange for how much patience and loyalty we have given you. As I fall into your early adult demographic and have enough sense to know when enough is enough I hope that other users will follow this stand and you will finally know how important we are to your job. This may sound like a threat but in this case I am only representing the people who enjoy home but are frustrated with how much you take advantage of our patience and money.


+ armenian6000 on September 25th, 2009 at 12:46 am said:

what about 1.3v when is that going to release


+ rejurg on September 25th, 2009 at 11:00 am said:

Who is UK rapper Dizzee Rascal?


+ rejurg on September 25th, 2009 at 11:03 am said:

Playstation Home 1.3v will be released on Sept 31st.


+ Stonewall3000 on September 26th, 2009 at 8:48 am said:

@ #91

There are only 30 days in September. -_-


+ yahmorah24 on September 27th, 2009 at 9:02 pm said:

thanks but i and some of the people i go online with would like to know if you are coming up with a feature that you can share downloadable content like clothing you know how some friends barrow your close and such well kinda like that and some sort of open chat for people with head sets and blue tooth head sets and also will some of the content thats older well it ever get free like some of the clothing costumes and houses also it would be nice to be able to redesign the apt we already have with in the set peramaters you give us also give us full exsploration of home like connect every thing like a big city with like a water frount or some thing and alow us to at lest put our avatars legs in that water you have created i like secound life and its kinda like it but the characters are much more believe able in the ps home but i am a big RPG guy and i like your different areas you can exsplore i just wish you could travel more than just a cuple of rooms in each area


+ yahmorah24 on September 27th, 2009 at 9:07 pm said:

also some of the ladies i know what to have a feature to make them look thicker in the hips and thighs and the guys would like to have muscles would that be a option too some time soon


+ SURYU on September 28th, 2009 at 2:05 pm said:

well ya see how it got yall like crack feins they had it for long but the more they make you wait the more u want it and sing star isnt for every one and no i dont want to halo crap on the ps3 so stop sending that crap or mordern warfare 2 crap if they going to give u ne thing i doubt it eill be inbox baised


+ yahmorah24 on September 29th, 2009 at 10:54 pm said:

hello i am a fellow play station home user and i would like to see content sharing with friends if possible with only the clothing side also i am a thick woman and i would like for my avatar to look some what like me can you add some sort of upgrade too the character body screen please cause i have hips and thighs and every body looks kinda the same don’t you think also with the men beef up there bodies too not every one whats to look skinny i mean show us some muscle upgrades to our character some thing please thank you

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