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This Week in PlayStation Home: Valentine’s Day Events Galore, Warhawk Apartment, Mardi Gras Items & More!

Locust_Star's Avatar + Posted by Locust_Star on Feb 10, 2010 // PlayStation Home Community Manager

There’s always at least one event going on in PlayStation Home, no matter what day it is. But this week we ratchet it up about ten notches. In addition to our daily Featured Game parties, we’re bringing you an exclusive Valentine’s event (complete with tons of rewards), a special SingStar V-Day-themed shindig, a SOCOM virtual item giveaway in the PlayStation Home Theater (because there’s no better way to celebrate the release of the new SOCOM: Fire Team Bravo 3), Mardi Gras content (so you and your krewe can hit Central Plaza in style), and a super secret event taking place in the Central Plaza that you’ll simply have to experience firsthand to believe.

But before we dig deep into the details surrounding these incredible events, let’s first look at a new personal space crafted specifically for all of you loyal Eucadian and Chernovan troopers that gather with your clans in clubhouses throughout PlayStation Home. We heard you loud and clear when you told us that you wanted private Sand Tables from which to strategize and formulate a plan of attack when launching into the world of endless battles known as Warhawk. A testament to our mission to expand your favorite PS3 games by offering unique supplementary content in PlayStation Home, the Warhawk personal space delivers a dedicated environment that hosts not only the aforementioned Sand Table but also a full-on Warhawk-themed multiplayer mini-game, all while offering the perfect launch point for your next mission. See the video below for a fly-through of this excellent new personal space.

It isn’t easy playing matchmaker, which is why we here on the PlayStation Home team don’t envy our friend Jerry. See, Jerry currently holds the position of Associate Cherub at Global Holiday Industries, Cupid Division…and he isn’t exactly what you would call an overachiever when it comes to his occupation. Jerry is in an especially tight situation given that the top brass at GHI has been looking to cut back on its workforce due to the poor state of the global economy. To determine who stays and who goes, upper management has put all employees under review, which means Jerry could lose his gig at any time. That’s why we’re calling on you, the PlayStation Home community, to play matchmaker this Valentine’s Day and help our buddy Jerry out. First, find the letters written to Jerry from lonely hearts all across PlayStation Home (these will be posted in the PlayStation Home Mall). Then, recruit a partner to help match the pairs described in the letters, adorning your avatar with virtual items from your inventory so that you closely resemble the matches these lovelorn people are so desperately searching for. Finally, snap a picture of the two of you in the Photo Booth (coming this Thursday to the PlayStation Home Mall), and you’ll not only save Jerry’s job but you and your partner will earn honorary Cupid status yourselves (in the form of some super exclusive rewards). Check out the video below and then visit www.cupidonnotice.com for more info. And be sure to head into PlayStation Home this Thursday to start playing matchmaker. Jerry’s livelihood (and the livelihood of his wonderful girlfriend, Sandy, and his adorable pooch) depends on you!



In further celebration of the impending holiday, we’re inviting you all out to the main SingStar Room to partake in some uniquely PlayStation Home festivities. We’ll be rolling out a limited time only mini-game in the re-skinned SingStar space, (in) appropriately titled Stupid Cupid. Pick a partner, hit the animated dance floor, and try to sync up your moves so as to unlock a special Valentine’s Day-themed animated virtual item. We’re not allowed to show you too much this early, but we did manage to sneak a quick shot of the special SingStar V-Day room. Check it out!

PlayStation Home Valentine's Singstar space

As mentioned before, we’ll be giving out free SOCOM: Fire Team Bravo 3 shirts to all community members that come out to the PlayStation Home Theater to view the trailer for SOCOM: Fire Team Bravo 3 trailer, available Feb 16th for your PSP. In fact, we’ll be giving 6 SOCOM shirts away in the Theater over the next two weeks (3 male/ 3 female), with batch #1 being available from February 12th – 15th, batch #2 being available from February 16th – 18th, and batch #3 being available from February 19th – 23rd. So be sure to visit the PlayStation Home Theater often in the coming weeks and watch the SOCOM footage. It’s the only way you can collect them all, and once these items are gone they are gone forever.

Special Mardi Gras virtual items will be available this week in the PlayStation Home Mall, so all of you party animals can celebrate this world-famous festival of excess properly. I’m betting that Listen@Home will be giving Bourbon St. a run for its money this weekend, so I fully expect each and every one of you to come out. Peep these pics for a taste of what is soon to be unleashed in terms of Mardi Gras-appropriate threads.

PlayStation Home Mardi Gras 1 PlayStation Home Mardi Gras 2

You’ll see some glowing spheres floating in Central Plaza come Thursday, February 11th. Approach these spheres, and then follow the instructions you receive to embark on a quest the likes of which is completely unique to the world of PlayStation Home. Who knows where the clues will lead you, but one thing is for sure: Believe that anything you can imagine, you can make real.

See you in Home!

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+ Jetup on February 10th, 2010 at 2:49 pm said:

Cool update


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+ Axecution on February 10th, 2010 at 2:50 pm said:

Hmmm i should check out home again.


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+ NJShadow on February 10th, 2010 at 2:52 pm said:

Hmmmm, not bad. I must say, I loved the little Valentine’s Day Cartoon, that’s some nice production value there, really gives Home some personality.


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+ wanethemane93 on February 10th, 2010 at 2:53 pm said:

Kudos on the PS Home mardi gras content. I am New Orleanian, so I am happy every year that I get out of school for three days to just party. One of the finer things about being born and living in New Orleans, oh and the 1ST Superbowl appearance and win by New Orleans Saints after 43 years. WHO DAT!!! But gotta buy the Mardi Gras content to represent.


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+ Ledis15 on February 10th, 2010 at 2:53 pm said:

Nice update Locust_Star,

Any hints to when the Loco Roco personal space will come? ;)


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    + Locust_Star on February 10th, 2010 at 4:07 pm said:

    Here\’s a hint: Keep your eyes on this blog ;)


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+ footballrule on February 10th, 2010 at 2:55 pm said:

Thanks Locust!
Question: Will new HCV’s ever get selected? Or are we staying with the current one’s forever?

Question 2: Will the Warhawk Apartment have any unlockables? Thanks! :)


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+ Dj_Tenchu on February 10th, 2010 at 2:55 pm said:

instead of new content could you possibly make what you already have work propper? and maybe reply to some of the messages we send to you home team guys? maybe? huh? would be nice for all the money we give you!


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+ BlindMango on February 10th, 2010 at 2:59 pm said:

very good update! I do wanna know something, and this is probably asked a lot… when will we get TV’s, pool tables, table hockey, stereos, and things for our apartments. That would bring a lot of people to Home, especially if you cool things to the TV like Netflix.


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+ jeffsmither on February 10th, 2010 at 3:01 pm said:

what music is playing in the siren area (where you play the mini game)?
and more on topic, when will we see a bioshock 1/2 area?


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+ mywhitenoise on February 10th, 2010 at 3:05 pm said:

I love Warhawk but haven’t played in months, the developers just don’t care about the game anymore.

I’m soooo close to a platinum, and I would LOVE it if they started doing “double XP days”…but of course that’s not going to happen.


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+ alex434 on February 10th, 2010 at 3:05 pm said:

How long will the Valentine’s Day match maker last? and when are we getting new Avatar???


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    + Locust_Star on February 10th, 2010 at 4:06 pm said:

    The event is going on through Valentine\’s Day. That\’s only 4 days away, so be sure to get in there first thing tomorrow.


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+ Phake on February 10th, 2010 at 3:06 pm said:

Is this update live yet? I am in the mall now and don’t see anything new yet :)


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    + Locust_Star on February 10th, 2010 at 4:09 pm said:

    This update will go live tomorrow morning. Home updates every Thursday morning, like clockwork.


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+ Rikith on February 10th, 2010 at 3:07 pm said:

wow nice update, the events sound like a lot of fun especially the one in central paza. glad it has been redesigned was getting tired of searching for posters =)


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+ footballrule on February 10th, 2010 at 3:08 pm said:

Still waiting for the best feature ever annonced about Home. Virtual T.v’s! I want to stream videos and Netflix seeing as it’s on my system so it shouldn’t be copyright.


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+ HlPPE on February 10th, 2010 at 3:08 pm said:

Wow … being as how i LOVE Mardi Gras , i will be picking this up !!!!


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+ Bris_Blade on February 10th, 2010 at 3:09 pm said:

@10 same but this apartment is a really great update.


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+ D-Squad3 on February 10th, 2010 at 3:10 pm said:

…Warhawk 2 please…


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+ dotCody on February 10th, 2010 at 3:12 pm said:

Ew, PlayStation HOME is still alive.


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+ Blkant on February 10th, 2010 at 3:21 pm said:

The next battle is about to begin? Is that just for to work with the add for the apartment or are you hinting at a Warhawk sequel?!? O_O


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+ fodawim on February 10th, 2010 at 3:26 pm said:

What about the irem stuff you mentioned last week why didnt we hear anything about that?


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+ Gunwing on February 10th, 2010 at 3:27 pm said:

Ever notice how when PSN Inc was announced PSN updates, and Home updates are vary normal now and not a soldum seen event? I like it!


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+ Ledis15 on February 10th, 2010 at 3:27 pm said:

For the make.believe experience, is it an everyday event which will be filled with rewards? Just wondering :)


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+ KazeEternal on February 10th, 2010 at 3:31 pm said:

what? Triple Cash Weekend for Uncharted 2?! That’s awesome…. *wakes up* DAMN IT!


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+ Conrad_Max on February 10th, 2010 at 3:32 pm said:

I will be celebrating Mardi Gras…in Home!!!

The new Warhawk personal space looks exciting. It could revive the game for many people. Good going!


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+ gamer_316 on February 10th, 2010 at 3:33 pm said:

hey L_S are we gonna get the Irem stuff we were SUPPOSE to get last week?


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    + Locust_Star on February 10th, 2010 at 4:10 pm said:

    Yes. The new IREM items will be live this Thursday.


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+ Fly-boi_2009 on February 10th, 2010 at 3:34 pm said:

WHEREEE IS THE WORKING TVS, RADIOS, AND THE PURCHASHIN POOL TABLES,CHECKERS TROPHY ROOM ETC.????.ALL THIS STUFF YALL THROWING AT US IS WRONG !! TRYING TO MAKE US FORGET ABOUT HOW HOME WAS FROM THE BEGINGIN.. ALOT OF PEOPLE INCLUDING ME WILL START BACK USING HOME AGAIN.. Home is nothing without the features we had when phil was working.. HIRE PHILL BACK PLEASEEEEE.


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+ TrueFFVIIFan on February 10th, 2010 at 3:35 pm said:

Hey Locust_Star and those who are involved in this PS HOME Project:

I was wondering if you could be willing enough to include “Optional Subtitle” for trailers when you plan to have any kinds of contests? I mean the last time you had The Zombieland contest, and you asked us to listen to any to see if we can come up with the answers. (when any one of us answer Trivial Questions…)

But the only reason why I asked that is because I truly wanted to participate SO BADLY in order to win that prize but I COULD NOT due to the fact that I am deaf and that event is INACCESSIBLE to me (and to those who could not hear)… I am, not only utterly upset, but UTTERLY DISAPPOINTED in the way how you organize and run the event believe by thinking that this is accessible to anyone, everyone. But you are wrong.

Since I asked that question the last time you posted a topic related to PS HOME and nobody is willing to answer that for me.

So, my question is: CAN YOU PLEASE MAKE IT MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR US if you plan to have any upcoming events that involves contests, promotional offer(s), etc? PLEASE? Don’t leave us out in the dark. That is not right.

That is all I am asking for and thank you.


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+ ztheskater on February 10th, 2010 at 3:36 pm said:

Yes I have heard no mention of the irem stuff we were supposed to be getting last week this is all that interests me is irem they make the best stuff.


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+ Zezzler on February 10th, 2010 at 3:36 pm said:

I am very disappointed by home. the original triler called it, a ‘Matchmaking system’, but now its just turned into something i cant describle. when it takes 10 minutes to load and get into a space, it really makes me ask, ‘is it worth it?’. my answer is no.

i realize you have a fanbase, but it could at least cut down on all the downloads (and redownloads) so i can have fun with my friends.


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+ sirjafar on February 10th, 2010 at 3:41 pm said:

ah I can’t stream the vids on the ps3, how sad.


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+ sirjafar on February 10th, 2010 at 3:41 pm said:

I can’t stream the vids on the ps3, how sad.


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+ stardeth on February 10th, 2010 at 3:48 pm said:

*putting on stupid hat* Duh, when we get trophy rooms and public voice chat, and the, uh, cross-game chat? *removing stupid hat* There, now that the imbecilic have been represented, no further requests of this nature are required. Translation: U NO NEED TO SAY THAT NO MORE!! Moving on…
Another stellar blog entry for tomorrow’s update. Here’s hoping the in-world experience is as incredible as the post has painted. However, one issue: Will there EVER be a public Q & A in which the community will be able to converse with the holy trinity that is Glass, Locust and Cydonia??? We, as a community, have many questions, and, as many of us ARE paying customers, deserve to be answered.


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    + Locust_Star on February 10th, 2010 at 4:14 pm said:

    We\’ve done many public Q&As in the past, but you\’re right in stating that it is time for us to do some more. I\’ll hammer out the details with Cyd and Glass and then provide a time/date within the next few weeks.


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+ phinnv8 on February 10th, 2010 at 4:00 pm said:

Warhawk? Umm yea, that game was absolutely awesome 2 years ago, but now its impossible for me to play it after the Bad Company 2 Demo.

Where is Starhawk or some kind of sequel?


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+ Sophronia on February 10th, 2010 at 4:04 pm said:

Awesome, The mini-game in the new WarHawk personal space looks like alot of fun.


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+ okiwa002 on February 10th, 2010 at 4:13 pm said:

i am looking forward to the SOCOM FTB 3… very cool!


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+ Fly-boi_2009 on February 10th, 2010 at 4:24 pm said:

we as paying consumers need to know whats the hold up on the important features.. people here buying CLOTHES AND STUFF, WE DESERVE A ANSWER IS THE FEATURES BEING WORKED ON.. THANK U!1


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+ footballrule on February 10th, 2010 at 4:25 pm said:

Locust, will the Warhawk Personal Apartment have any unlockables?


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+ kyle_angell on February 10th, 2010 at 4:25 pm said:

like this update its cool but you should beable to sell stuff on playstation home if you buys it i got stuff that i bot and i dont want it so you shuld beable to see stuff……. LOVE Playstation home


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+ kyle_angell on February 10th, 2010 at 4:26 pm said:

sell stuff*


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+ stardeth on February 10th, 2010 at 4:33 pm said:

@ Zezzler Delete home then re-download and re-install it. Your wait time will be reduced significantly (it now takes me approx. 3 minutes from home icon click to personal space appearance).


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+ LiLBlueEyes on February 10th, 2010 at 4:43 pm said:

Another good update,,, keep up the hard work.


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+ Cjlaffe on February 10th, 2010 at 4:54 pm said:

There is a serious error in the villain’s lair personal space. If you try to place picture frames they end up inside the cubes in the trophy room and you cannot remove them or alter them once they are placed. Please fix this bug soon.


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on February 10th, 2010 at 4:57 pm said:

PRETTY KOOL UPDATES FOR HOME…IM DEFINITELY GETTIN THE WARHAWK PERSONAL SPACE..IM WAITING FOR A FEW PRICES TO DROP ON CERTAIN ITEMS..AND ON PS STORE FOR GAMES :P SO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK HOME DEVS..IM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THE SOCOM COLDFRONT SPACE,LITTLE BIG PLANETS SPACE AND HOPEFULLY SOME WORKING ELECTRONICS FOR OUR PERSONAL SPACE LIKE TVS AND RADIOS.SO AGAIN KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!


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+ CrimsonFox13 on February 10th, 2010 at 4:59 pm said:

Warhawk!?

What!? I thought we wouldn’t hear any more from it until the sequel!

LightBox Interactive, if you hear me, I really cannot wait for you to unveil your next game, and I hope that it’s Warhawk. It’s the game that got me into online gaming, and the game that first made me fall in love with the PS3.


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+ KILLZONE79 on February 10th, 2010 at 5:14 pm said:

kudos to dylan jobe for creating a warhawk apartment if he did anyways.


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+ KILLZONE79 on February 10th, 2010 at 5:15 pm said:

LightBox Interactive, since warhawk apartment was announced, any plans for more DLC for warhawk then?


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on February 10th, 2010 at 5:24 pm said:

YES PLEASE A NEW WARHAWK WITH AN ACTUAL STORY AND CO-OP CAMPAIGN..I FLUCKIN LOVE WARHAWK..JUST WISH THAT RADAR WASNT TOO CHEESY..BUT WHATEVER ITS STILL A GREAT GAME!HAD THE BEST MUST HAVE ADD-ONS TOO..IMO..BURNOUT HAS 2ND PLACE:P


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+ Mattchewie on February 10th, 2010 at 5:38 pm said:

Locust_Star

Hey homie! You should tell the powers that be to hook up a “game room” apartment. Includes a bowling ally, pool table, maybe darts or something.

SPIN IT UP AND GET IT INTO MY HANDS! :D


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+ SteveO1966 on February 10th, 2010 at 5:48 pm said:

LOL I just love it when they add events, that make you buy stuff from the mall to par-take in. Yup, kudo’s.. NOT!


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    + Locust_Star on February 11th, 2010 at 11:11 am said:

    Purchase is not required to participate in any of these events, or any future events. To be clear, the CupidOnNotice rewards will not only unlock from purchased items but also from free and reward items.


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+ hush404 on February 10th, 2010 at 6:15 pm said:

Only the warhawk thing really interests me at all, but that said, it’s nice to see Sony put so much effort behind Home as of late, there seems to be much work going into it.

Thanks.


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