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This Week in PlayStation Home: Easter City Huntdown Event, MAG and Irem Virtual Items, The Tester Marathon, and More!

Locust_Star's Avatar + Posted by Locust_Star on Mar 31, 2010 // PlayStation Home Community Manager

What’s up Home-bodies?!?!

This week brings more of what you’ve come to expect from our weekly updates over at PlayStation Home. And by “more of what you’ve come to expect” I mean “awesome game content, compelling community events, and free media, all served up in a dynamic social environment that is only possible on the PS3.” To start, we are celebrating the arrival of spring in the only way we know how – by throwing a huge event smattered with the irreverent humor you’ve come to know and love. This Friday, April 2, all of you action movie fans will want to log into PlayStation Home to partake in our Easter City Huntdown event. Pictures are worth a thousand words, and movies are worth a million pictures, so I’ll let the clip below speak for itself. Needless to say, you won’t want to miss out on this one.

The PlayStation Home Mall will also be seeing quite an update this week, with a host of Anime-themed virtual items (to complement the Anime personal space we released last week) and MAG costumes being released. And if you head to the updated UNCHARTED 2 space or the Irem Carnival you can pick up new costumes (a Sark costume and a host of Western-themed items, respectively). Check the pics below for a sample of what is coming into PlayStation Home tomorrow, April 1.

Home - MAG 1 Home - MAG 2

Home - Cowgirl 1 Home - Cowboy 1

Be sure to visit the PlayStation Home Theater this week for tons of Tester-related goodness. Tonight at 6:00pm – 7:30pm PT (9:00pm – 10:30pm EST) we will be hosting yet another meet-and-greet with the cast of the PlayStation Network exclusive reality series The Tester (this week we will be bringing in two of the strongest contestants from this season – Amped and Cyrus).

Amped & Cyrus in Home

Come tomorrow, we will air the newest episode, Killer Memory, as well as release two new commemorative The Tester items (including the Blue Surgical Scrubs, pictured below). And if that’s not enough for you, we’ll even be airing The Tester Marathon (episodes 1-6) throughout the weekend, so you can catch up on any of the episodes you may have missed in preparation for the season finale, which will screen on April 8 in PlayStation Home!

Home - The Tester Scrubs Female

Just a reminder for you valiant souls who, like me, can never get enough Warhawk: LightBox Interactive will be hosting a month-long Capture the Flag tournament starting Friday, April 2. Winners will be awarded the super-rare Champions Blade in-game weapon as well as exclusive Warhawk t-shirts to sport in PlayStation Home as a sign of your general radness and badness.

See you in Home!

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+ pumpkinkarver115 on March 31st, 2010 at 11:02 am said:

w00t


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+ NoobHunter91 on March 31st, 2010 at 11:02 am said:

Home is good but why would you waste real money on this stuff? Its not even real the clothes and spaces are such a ripoff


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+ PoisenOak on March 31st, 2010 at 11:03 am said:

Me thinks I have to start playing Warhawk again.


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+ BlooodyCow on March 31st, 2010 at 11:07 am said:

That is perhaps the most retard video I ever seen.


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+ ichigo704 on March 31st, 2010 at 11:10 am said:

Blahhhhhhh ._.


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+ CaribouLou on March 31st, 2010 at 11:11 am said:

That video was funny. In a ridiculous kind of way.


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+ HlPPE on March 31st, 2010 at 11:17 am said:

Looks like a good update. I think the best part was the Tester marathon. I have seen every one of them twice and quite frankly .. i will be in the theater to see them all again during the marathon. Hellz to tha Yeas!


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+ Dj_Tenchu on March 31st, 2010 at 11:21 am said:

i hope you were good this year kids cuz if not the easter bunny will cap that azz! WTH? i mean really? what the heack is RATED E about the easter bunny SMOKING AND SHOOTING PEOPLE?!? the heck is wrong with you dev team? if you wanna destroy childhood icons do it on your own time.


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+ Gaara_Of_TheFunk on March 31st, 2010 at 11:23 am said:

Kool can’t wait


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+ lilshawn2012 on March 31st, 2010 at 11:25 am said:

can we get sum features and when will EA add sum more mini games 2 the complex


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+ Ledis15 on March 31st, 2010 at 11:31 am said:

Interesting, looking forward to it!


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+ Letters2Kay on March 31st, 2010 at 11:35 am said:

http://www.easter-city-huntdown.com?

“403 Forbidden”

“You don’t have permission to access / on this server.”


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+ Letters2Kay on March 31st, 2010 at 11:36 am said:

easter-city-huntdown.com*

403 Forbidden- You don’t have permission to access / on this server.

Fail.


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    + Locust_Star on March 31st, 2010 at 11:48 am said:

    The site will be up in time for the start of the event (Friday, April 2nd). You will need to visit this site to get all of the clues needed to complete the event, hence why we haven’t unveiled it yet.


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+ bronxsushi on March 31st, 2010 at 11:40 am said:

Unless the HOME update has new HOME spaces or new personal spaces, then I am disappointed. Also HOME events don’t have the best track record. Usually only a few people win something out the the millions of people in HOME in a HOME event.


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    + GlassWalls on March 31st, 2010 at 11:47 am said:

    Concerning the Easter City Huntdown, it is designed so that everyone who participates can win!

    Get your egg beaters out and start the hunt!


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+ LiLBlueEyes on March 31st, 2010 at 12:01 pm said:

I’m glad the Easter City Hunt will be available to all…


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+ FritoZ on March 31st, 2010 at 12:03 pm said:

Who cares about this when they will remove my capability to even visit HOME soon?

I have to choose between a feature i bought my PS3 for (YDL) and being able to play online..

THIS IS BY FAR THE WORST DECISION YOU WILL MAKE SONY

(next to charging us for PS2 games on PSN after removing PS2 emulation from the PS3- don’t believe it will happen? just wait.)


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+ iComet on March 31st, 2010 at 12:04 pm said:

I would like to see our custom made avatars from PlayStation Home to be integrated within our “profile cards”.

Home avatar inside profile card:
Sony could upgrade the current layout for the profile cards, allowing a custom Home avatar to be shown when the profile card is “fully viewed”, still allowing “free avatars” to be shown.

Premium avatar option:
Sony could include a premium avatar option to buy on the PlayStation Network store, allowing a picture for the face of a Home avatar to be set as the “default avatars” on profile cards. PlayStation Home would allow a special way to capture the Home avatar’s face to be used as the “premium avatar”.

And of course there are other ways of making this happen. Make this happen, please… it will give a reason for millions of potential Home users to log on! Pass this on to the development team, or the right representatives, Locust! ;D


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+ jvunlur on March 31st, 2010 at 12:07 pm said:

i see that anime virtual items are coming this week. are the costumes that were shown in the screens of the anime space last apart of those virtual items?

reason i ask is that i see you address virtual items and costumes separately…

love.


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    + Locust_Star on March 31st, 2010 at 12:11 pm said:

    Yes, those items seen in the screenshots posted last week will be available tomorrow.


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    + Locust_Star on March 31st, 2010 at 12:11 pm said:

    Yes, those items seen in the screen shots posted last week will be available tomorrow.


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+ Chat0076 on March 31st, 2010 at 12:27 pm said:

This is an April fools joke


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+ Bloodraven85 on March 31st, 2010 at 12:38 pm said:

When will we get the Final Fantasy XIII costumes such as the Lightning and Sazh ones to go with the personal space we got.

Lol sorry beeing playing the game last few days and got it on the brain.


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+ nissangtr261 on March 31st, 2010 at 12:53 pm said:

is IREM getting the school uniforms tomorrow or is it the same cowboy/cowgirl outfits we got last week?


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+ Atomika14 on March 31st, 2010 at 12:53 pm said:

That was the worst video in the world…


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+ Hakidia on March 31st, 2010 at 12:55 pm said:

Irem? That a new drug or something


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+ sassyGIRL311 on March 31st, 2010 at 12:56 pm said:

yes i also want the japanese school uniforms from Irem i been waiting forever for them i also been waiting on those FF13 costumes also where are they. but i am looking forward 2 those new anime costumes ^_^


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+ Lain_OTN on March 31st, 2010 at 1:25 pm said:

We are still upset, stop pushing down the post about FW 3.21


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+ SalvoStorm on March 31st, 2010 at 1:42 pm said:

Locust_Star said,
“Pictures are worth a thousand words, and movies are worth a million pictures, so I’ll let the clip below speak for itself.”

Actually, in the PS3 browser this clip is worth just five words:

“This application is not supported.”


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+ pgsdi on March 31st, 2010 at 2:04 pm said:

sigh… This contest is going to be a train wreck just like the others……..

Then we all lose…


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    + CydoniaX on March 31st, 2010 at 2:15 pm said:

    Guys, it’s not a contest….it’s a fun scavenger hunt that gets anyone who completes it a prize!


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+ ClinToN on March 31st, 2010 at 2:10 pm said:

lmao that was corny and funny. Good stuff.

Another thing…what the heck is up with some of you bringing up irrelevant complaints? This isn’t a cry about the firmware post. Don’t use HOME if you don’t like it…end of story.


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+ stardeth on March 31st, 2010 at 2:11 pm said:

@fritoz and lain_otn Several things to say here… 1. You are in completely the wrong area to whine about your problems. 2. You have absolutely NO need to run another operating system on your PS3, since it’s a PS3 and not a ‘whatever-OS-i-want’ system; you want that, get an actual computer. 3. You never needed another OS on your PS3, don’t act like you’re losing something important. The only people this update is going to harm are the people who hack the network, and in all honesty, this NEEDS to happen. To re-iterate, it’s the PlayStation Network, not the hackers network. Good riddance…


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+ stardeth on March 31st, 2010 at 2:13 pm said:

@clinton If this were the forums, kudos would definitely be in order. Very well stated.


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+ jipmg on March 31st, 2010 at 2:19 pm said:

Hey I have a question, are you guys looking into the home trophy room? You guys announced it during the home announcement, it would be nice to get one. It would also be nice to be able to SELL our trophies for something for home items, or possibly even PSN games =P


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    + CydoniaX on March 31st, 2010 at 3:56 pm said:

    Yep, still working on this!


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+ jakster123x on March 31st, 2010 at 2:41 pm said:

I wish EU Home was as good as the US’.

Nevertheless i will be checking this out tomorrow when i take a vacation to America, again.


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+ Israel1948 on March 31st, 2010 at 2:50 pm said:

When are you guys going to release the SVER Home Space? Also, the developers from MLB 10 The Show said awhile ago that there will be MLB virtual items. When will those be released?


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+ BigMak43 on March 31st, 2010 at 2:57 pm said:

sweet..this looks interesting…and its nice to have the testers come play also..lol


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+ DigitalDevilSaga on March 31st, 2010 at 3:02 pm said:

PS HOME updates? Mmm, yum, how delicious!


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+ SpyDudeFX on March 31st, 2010 at 3:29 pm said:

Yeah, MLB items would be great. Another week and no FF costumes? That’s too bad. The new event looks promising, glad all participants will get the prize. So SingStar quiz??


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+ artform-fazeone on March 31st, 2010 at 3:50 pm said:

Hmmm?


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+ austinite04 on March 31st, 2010 at 3:59 pm said:

So I guess the whole idea of shutting home down was a joke??? I heard it would happen, I didn’t think it would but It would be nice to turn it off for a day server side to give us all voice chat in public… I will stop buying stuff until you give us voice chat in public areas in home… Texting is sloppy and loaded with stars instead of words, even on g-rated words.. the stars kill the flow of conversation that is why we need voice chat, not just buddy chat. I met most of my buddies this way in the closed beta of home. We really talked for hours and hours.. Now we hardly ever meet in home, its just like logging into a 3-d
AOL chat room.


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+ BigMak43 on March 31st, 2010 at 4:07 pm said:

for the testers thing this evening..is it a certain instance..or will they be going to multiple?..just wondering if i should stay in one place or keep trying till i find the right one


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    + CydoniaX on March 31st, 2010 at 6:04 pm said:

    They will be visiting all instances as they do every week. So sit tight, hang with your buddies, watch the episode, and AMPED and Cyrus will magically appear.


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+ Darth-Krayt on March 31st, 2010 at 5:02 pm said:

I really want a red lightsaber guys. Please get the word to LucasArts. In fact I’d actually prefer DUAL red lightsabers.


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+ GlassWalls on March 31st, 2010 at 5:23 pm said:

38 minutes until the AMPED and CYRUS event! I hope to see you all there.


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+ Destroyx on March 31st, 2010 at 6:07 pm said:

This is pathetic. Are you guys professional or not? The Japanese home has the FF13 avatars and you guys are peddling this junk. Seriously, get those FF13 avatars in already. You guys remind me of the new music thing joke they always do where some country gets a “new song” that is like 10 years old in the rest of the world. By the time you actually get these FF13 avatars 13-2 (yes) will be out. Sad stuff. This new stuff on home is nasty and worthless. People can just go play SL for free and do adult things, which is probably more attractive a feature than Uncharted 2 stuff.


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+ vercity26 on March 31st, 2010 at 7:20 pm said:

i was in japan home today and every irem space was turned into some weird mid-evil themed epic event. ppl were running around as different mythological creatures, for example i was a merman and my buddy was a horse.lol the best part is that the outfits were free and ppl were given different random creatures to be. anyways judging by that event today nothing US home does or any other region will top that. JAPAN HOME FTW!!! lol if u want a real fun home event go to japan ^_^


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+ BigMak43 on March 31st, 2010 at 7:51 pm said:

that was awesome..thanx again for yer time testers….porr cyrus..lol


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+ silverthehedgeh on March 31st, 2010 at 8:26 pm said:

any word of the hover craft coming soon


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+ PantherX on March 31st, 2010 at 8:40 pm said:

@stardeth Thank you for saving me the time because i was thinking the same thing. anyway really want that Yoda fountain! its a cruel tease to have it in the Lucas Arts window and it aint even for sale! it would look hot in my club! glad the trophy room is still in the works i personally would love to see u pull something as tricky as that off. Home hs gone through such an awesome change and its still growing! keep it u and ignore the little crybabies. WAHHHHHHHH!!!!


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+ boobinz on March 31st, 2010 at 9:06 pm said:

THX SONY…GOOD STUFF!


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+ AyaneMatrix on March 31st, 2010 at 9:10 pm said:

Well, thanks to your bogus firmware downgrade, I won’t be able to participate in anything related to Home.

Such a sad, sad day.


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+ M_C_A_S_ on March 31st, 2010 at 9:26 pm said:

When are we going to get HEAVY RAIN content in Home? -_-


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+ MORGANTE10 on March 31st, 2010 at 9:28 pm said:

dumb ass vid. any of that stuff free the hell with mag put some BFBC2 stuff on home


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