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Aliens and Predators Descend on PlayStation Home for Huge Community Event + This Week’s Content Updates

Locust_Star's Avatar Posted by Locust_Star on Apr 07, 2010 // PlayStation Home Community Manager

If you are a bloodthirsty extra-terrestrial – or just like to (cos) play one on your TV – then tonight is the night to log into PlayStation Home. Extra points awarded if you consider getting down on the Central Plaza dance floor to be a true sign of otherworldly supremacy, or if you simply cannot miss a spectacle that promises to offer just as much sport as slime (because I can guarantee you that there will be plenty of both).

If you guessed that I was alluding to the imminent Aliens vs. Predator user-generated event that is set to occur in PlayStation Home’s Central Plaza between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:00pm PT (9:00pm and 11:00pm EST) tonight (Wednesday, April 7) then that’s because you’ve likely been reading the official PlayStation Home forums and have witnessed firsthand the high level of anticipation building in our community about this momentous occasion. “Momentous” because it is Aliens vs. Predator. “Momentous” because this event is organized and run solely by our community members. So come out tonight and “Dance for Your Species.” In the meantime, you can use these forum sigs to show your support for whichever side you are on (please pass along to your family, friends, and co-workers –- we expect to see your Aunt, your middle school sweetheart, and that guy from Accounts Receivable in full on Alien or Predator regalia).

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In terms of other huge events for the PlayStation Home community, we will be airing the Season Finale of The Tester in the PlayStation Home Theater come this Thursday, April 8 starting at 3:00pm PT/ 6:00pm EST. Come out and see who will be crowned the winner as the first season of the wildly-popular PlayStation Network exclusive reality show culminates (and pick up the special virtual items that commemorate this landmark event in PlayStation Network original programming history, like this wearable guitar for your avatar).

The Tester in PlayStation Home Guitar Male The Tester in PlayStation Home Guitar Female

This week sees the Irem Festival Square getting another update, with a load of virtual items and a new mini-game called the Goldfish Vendor (complete with some excellent rewards). You’ll also find a grip of Ancient Greek virtual items in the Furniture store in the PlayStation Home Mall as well as some new footwear for the ladies courtesy of our friends over at Lockwood Publishing.

Last, but certainly not least, the PlayStation Store’s ongoing “Spring Fever” sale continues this week, with those of you that happen to purchase one of the many games listed on sale getting a voucher code good for pieces of the Spring Bumblebee and Spring Flower costumes. Be sure to take advantage of these great deals and complete your collection with these uber-limited costumes.

See you in Home!

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+ proskatercam on April 7th, 2010 at 6:05 pm said:

No prizes for yet ANOTHER soon to FAIL dance-off makes it even worst than all the other ones that have gone through so far.

Still no Spelunker Cave for Friends? Why not? Too busy accompanying the females who ONLY want the BEACH and their BATHING SUITS!


Woooo! The fishy game! Of which we’ll probably play for what…an hour tops, (accumulative) and then we’ll never play it again! Whats the point?

How ’bout we actually get the Spelunker Cave, and get everything to go along with it, that is including the actual games SPELUNKER and SPELUNKER BLACK + ALL THE ITEMS that include THE SPELUNKING OUTFITS and THE ORNAMENTS and such.

Why not?

Another useless event, another useless update.


+ Northstar77 on April 7th, 2010 at 6:10 pm said:

Can’t believe another week without Heavy Rain or God of War III content. Crazy really. Would of liked to have a hunt for Origami figures in home. Still think a God of war personal space would be great. Nothing really grabs me in this update.

It seems like some of the features home seemed centered around need to be addressed soon. Trophy rooms and inviting friends over to watch movies or listen to music. All these things were shown to us years ago. It’s coming close to a breaking point on these issues. At least one of the things would help. If its not going to happen just let us know.


+ COMBATCSOLDIER on April 7th, 2010 at 6:12 pm said:

I love modnation


+ SOOPERGOOMAN187 on April 7th, 2010 at 6:15 pm said:

great this event starts at 2:30 am MY TIME, I’ll be fast asleep and missing it. How about some consideration when planning a start time for those of us on the Real East Coast. Thanks have FUN now.


+ Sekoku on April 7th, 2010 at 7:02 pm said:

Meh. I’ll get the guitar before sending my PS3 back to Sony… AGAIN. (BTW, when am I getting the e-mail about the UPS box, SCEA?) Otherwise I couldn’t care about the Tester.


+ SpyDudeFX on April 7th, 2010 at 7:04 pm said:

Thanks LS, I figured as much and even posted that was probably the case.


+ PantherX on April 7th, 2010 at 10:08 pm said:

Oh crap i can only imagine how many ppl r going to be at the tester theater. as it is every time i go in its ridiculously packed.


+ SladeNoctis on April 7th, 2010 at 8:58 pm said:

No MAG costumes for US, ehhh I been.waitng for MAG costumes for a while. Hope its not EU exclusive even though I won’t be surprised since they got the MAG special edtion when it was released.


+ Spazinator on April 7th, 2010 at 10:33 pm said:

I like the new look of Home (well, new to me; just got my PS3 back from repairs. It had the YLOD for 2 months). I’m sure you’ve been asked for what seems like 10 billion times, but I gotta make it 10,000,000,001: Are the trophy room in Home & the ability to stream one’s own media (music, videos, etc.) on one’s PS3 HDD into personal spaces in Home still in the works, or will Duke Nukem Forever come out well before that happens? Just curious. It’s fairly safe to say that, in as far as the average PS3 owner is concerned, those 2 items will give people more motivation to use Home, y’know?


+ SLURPEE__QUEEN on April 7th, 2010 at 10:39 pm said:

WHAT WOULD BE EVEN BETTER IS MUSIC TO EVERYONES EARS “? is music in OUR PERSONAL HOMES”? how long have we the public been asking for this ?……………………


+ SLURPEE__QUEEN on April 8th, 2010 at 1:26 am said:

ok people why is it from you marvellous developers when we post on your blogs ? we never get a complete answer from any of you why do you feel you have to as they say dance around the question ? & not give us a streight answer ? please let us know ok thanks .’


+ bultaco11 on April 8th, 2010 at 3:02 am said:

@49, we were told in the EU that we couldn’t stream music into our personal spaces because it would be classed as broadcasting and it would require a licence. Maybe the same laws aplly in NA too.


+ rochha on April 8th, 2010 at 3:19 am said:

will you be able to lay eggs if you are the alien and kill other users when your spawn explodes out of their chest?


+ rochha on April 8th, 2010 at 3:22 am said:

@51 SLURPEE__QUEEN | April 8th, 2010 at 1:26 am

because they are a corporation and all their answers must be approved by corporate lawyers


+ Northstar77 on April 8th, 2010 at 5:26 am said:

@52 Thats awesome that someone has told you something. It would be great if we were told anything at this point. If it can’t or won’t happen for whatever reason. If it will and what’s the delay.

@54 Its been years the lawyers could have a statement ready by now.

We just want to know. We use home. We pay for home through purchases based on the premise of what home can and should be. Some explanation is all I am looking for.


+ Spazinator on April 8th, 2010 at 5:36 am said:

@52 If there’s a simillar rule/law in NA (well, in the US @ the Federal level, state, or local anyway), I’m completely unaware of it. I’m not sure how companies would implement something on the internet (which is inherently global by nature) when w/e is being implemented is perfectly ok in “Place A” as opposed to “Place B” where it’s illegal – I’m hardly a tech genius by any stretch. Some kind of block on the content? I dunno. Regardless of the specific details, people have been waiting for this stuff w/ baited breath for quite some time now. Sony even went as far as to menion these as Home features long before Home came on out. Personally, I can see myself using the streaming functionality (& the trophy room) regularly. Besides, the ability to stream media (video, anyway) could in theory work to Sony’s benefit – essentially free advertizing for their US PSN Video Store & in turn increased sales.


+ Spazinator on April 8th, 2010 at 5:53 am said:

Addendum: Another reason to add the stuff from my O.P. – While not everyome may feel the same way, I think Sony’s Home is only fun in small, quick bursts as it stands today. After awhile it gets repetitive & mundane & ppl will log out to use their media because, as it stands now, we can’t access it via Home despite the media being on our system.

Ooh…! Something just dawned on my as I was typing the last sentence. As a multi-console owner, I know that a certain competitor of sony allows vide watching parties on their service in the U.S., So I know it’s legal here & @ least they’ve found a work-around.


+ BalramRules on April 8th, 2010 at 6:26 am said:

I have no idea which to support, hmmm, predators?


+ ClinToN on April 8th, 2010 at 6:46 am said:

@25 Chat0076

Because it’s more productive than sitting around a blog and cry…. complaining about every little thing.


+ BigMak43 on April 8th, 2010 at 6:59 am said:

Decent event last evening..i do have to say it still does feel like a “cool kid” only party..but it was enjoyable..thanx


+ Bionicle123 on April 8th, 2010 at 7:57 am said:

Ya i really want to beable to listen to music on the highest of quality and beable to invite friends over to watch blue ray movies with me and that trophy room…. when you (FINALLY) finish making it please i mean please do not make it cost anything because that will be a heart for us users having to pay to show off our trophies


+ Bionicle123 on April 8th, 2010 at 8:01 am said:

heart breaker* grammar nazi

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+ GlassWalls on April 8th, 2010 at 5:56 pm said:

Thanks everyone who managed to make it out to the AvP event. I had fun, and every Instance I hopped to seemed to have at least a small group or more having their own party, and I hopped to a lot of them.

Best of all? You guys planned and executed it! Let’s hear it for the Home community!


+ SonsOfMonroe on April 9th, 2010 at 10:41 am said:

I’d Like The Ability To Make It Day Night Or Dusk In Personal Spaces. Also Whenever If Ever We Can Play Videos Make The Tv’s Wall Mounted Or Stand Up, Sell It For $10. Also PLEASE This’s Just An Idea A Good Idea In My Opinion. Sell Special Editions To Games with Home Content Such As Personal Spaces & Character Clothes Furniture The Works. But You Have To Get Certain Trophies To Get The Home Items Platinum Unlocks Personal Spaces. THEN See How Game Sells Go Up Just For The Home Content. Imagine The People Who Don’t Like Heavy Rain But Bought It Anyway Just To Get Ethan Mars’s House Or Madison’s Loft Oooooo & That Club Omg Can You Say Multi Million Seller ? SONY Needs To Hire Me. DO THIS NOW BEFORE THE COMPETITORS Come Out With Their Versions Of Home.


+ SonsOfMonroe on April 9th, 2010 at 11:06 am said:

Who Else Feels Special Editions Of Games Should Come Loaded With Home Rewards? ALL Special Editions. Some Things Should Be Exclusive To The Special Edition Other Content Should Be Sold Later After The Games Realease. I Want Ethan Mars’s House Fully Furnished That Club On Heavy Rain Kramer’s House With Working Tv Playing My Media. We Need New Clubs Home Team The Barn Is Killing Me.


+ SonsOfMonroe on April 9th, 2010 at 11:41 am said:

Special Editions Should Be Just That, Special I’d Like Avatars, Dynamic Themes The Works That’d Be The Best $100 I Ever Spent. Do This For Uncharted 3 Pllleeeaaassee.


+ Destroyx on April 9th, 2010 at 7:44 pm said:

FF13 costumes please. They exist, I have them on the Japanese Home. Put them im the American one and stop being amateur and giving us garbage.


+ SonsOfMonroe on April 10th, 2010 at 11:30 am said:

You Guys Should Start Making Limited And Special Editions To A Game. Limited Packed With Home Content Such As Spaces Fully Furnished, Clothes & Dynamic Themes, Avatars. Special Packed With Behind The Scenes Stuff Art Work Blah Blaah Blah….. Hell Start Putting A Stick Of Gum In Their Like The Good Old Days DO IT DO IT Noooowwww !!!!! Thank You Sincerly A True Home Addict Here.


+ thekingtavy on April 11th, 2010 at 12:33 am said:

Went to the Tester’s room and didnt get a guitar for my avatar? what happened?


+ delta__nine on April 12th, 2010 at 7:50 am said:

anyone know whatever happened to the alien/android dance trophy?


+ Taen_Lunos on April 13th, 2010 at 5:47 am said:

#52 gave me an idea! make alien and predator personal spaces, with ornaments, like the alien eggs, but have special items for interacting with items in the house, like an alien spawn that is sticking out of you chest, have it under the ear-ring slot like the irem snorkle


+ Taen_Lunos on April 13th, 2010 at 5:49 am said:

the houses should be the alien temple, and the predator ship


+ Taen_Lunos on April 13th, 2010 at 5:50 am said:

i also agree with 62’s day/night idea, i’ve thought about that before


+ DaRkLaDy_PhEoNiX on April 13th, 2010 at 5:47 pm said:

So… Final Fantasy XIII costumes for NA home? I’ve seen people with them in NA home, any chance of them coming here, or must I find…erm…other >.> ways to get these costumes on NA home? Please answer? Kay thanks bye


+ KILLA_KING_007 on April 13th, 2010 at 5:53 pm said:

Hey Lucust, can we have some gold teeth for or avatars and some more bling maybe even a jewelry store? thanks.


+ SonsOfMonroe on April 14th, 2010 at 9:22 am said:

I Want To Wear A Watch & Ring Or Bracelet On The Hand I Want It On At The Same Time.


+ nasformer on April 14th, 2010 at 4:59 pm said:

i liked the alien and preditor movie so i should like this too :)


+ Link01 on April 7th, 2010 at 12:02 pm said:

First!.. or close. I still want a better integration with Home and the XMB though * sigh


+ SpyDudeFX on April 7th, 2010 at 12:06 pm said:

Light update, but looking fwd to the new Irem stuff. Also the finale of The Tester looks good.


+ stardeth on April 7th, 2010 at 12:07 pm said:

Wow, big shock, another dance-off… lol


+ SpyDudeFX on April 7th, 2010 at 12:11 pm said:

Oh yeah, so are we not getting Binx the dog in the London Pub update?

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    + Locust_Star on April 7th, 2010 at 5:51 pm said:

    Good news – This will be part of the 04.08 content update! We do not post every piece of content that is being published in any given week on this blog, but we do list all new content under the Latest Update tab in your Menu Pad (you can find it under Community).


+ megamixer on April 7th, 2010 at 12:11 pm said:

“Be sure to take advantage of these great deals and complete your collection with these uber-limited costumes.”

Can I get a voucher for this weeks spring fever item? I bought both echochrome and echoshift when they first came out (first day even). Early adopters shouldn’t be left out in the drenching spring rains like this… :(


+ Ledis15 on April 7th, 2010 at 12:14 pm said:

Thanks for the sigs. I will be representing the Aliens.


+ adolson on April 7th, 2010 at 12:15 pm said:

Can we share movies or music with friends in Home yet? No? How about that trophy room? No?

These are the only features of Home that ever interested me, as they were originally announced, and now it’s got none of that. It’s got dancing. Dancing for TWO HOURS straight… Seems, I dunno, pointless?


+ artform-fazeone on April 7th, 2010 at 12:15 pm said:

Welll.. well… well… Another update… This is getting good every time.. question though, Will we see any new multi level locations?


+ stardeth on April 7th, 2010 at 12:16 pm said:

@ spydudefx
Been reading again, haven’t you? lol That’s for EU HOME. Unless it specifically states NA or America.


+ Grouken on April 7th, 2010 at 12:17 pm said:

Still waiting for my Spring Fever code.

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    + Locust_Star on April 7th, 2010 at 5:54 pm said:

    They are coming! Have no fear.


+ homeboy79 on April 7th, 2010 at 12:18 pm said:

Very cool! So, since we’ll have the goldifsh vendor, does this mean that we’ll have aquariums too?


+ SpyDudeFX on April 7th, 2010 at 12:18 pm said:

@megamixer the spring costumes will be sold at the end of the promo in Home

@stardeth I know it’s for EU, but we have the space here too so it doesn’t hurt to ask. Sometimes small stuff doesn’t get mentioned in the blog but we end up getting it. And hope got that off of the EU Blog lol


+ emiru69 on April 7th, 2010 at 12:22 pm said:

It would be a great idea give a mini-guide for Home with the basic concepts, I just tried a couple of times and now it feels so complex that I’m feeling overwhelmed without having any idea of what to do or where to go and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Also you guys should show a clear calendar with the weekly/monthly events so gamers can plan in advance. Also it will great of having a close contact with Naughty Dog for example and when for example XXX quantity of gamers enter or do something in their space you can unblock skins or DLC. Just some ideas (sorry if my english isn’t perfect, International Student here)

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    + Locust_Star on April 7th, 2010 at 5:58 pm said:

    Great ideas – please keep them coming. As far as guides for Home go, these resources do exist for you, though I can assure you that we are always working on the “orientation” experience for new users (as evidenced by the new Navigation system). You can find tutorials on how to do everything from customizing your avatar to game launching under your Menu Pad. Simply press Start while in-world to pull it up.

    You can also find an Events Calendar on the official PlayStation Home website:

    Details regarding events are posted at the Listen@Home kiosk in Central Plaza prior to the event’s start time. We also urge you to read the Message of the Day (which is on the Home start screen) as well as the News tab in your Menu Pad for more details (just look under the Community section).

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