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PlayStation Home’s E3 Booth an Enormous Success + Toy Story 3, Community Events, and More!

Locust_Star's Avatar + Posted by Locust_Star on Jun 23, 2010 // PlayStation Home Community Manager

Last week, PlayStation Home took a huge step forward in connecting gamers to their favorite PlayStation titles by bringing the E3 experience directly to their PlayStation 3 consoles via our virtual E3 Booth. We wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you, the nearly quarter of a million gamers that have visited the booth since we launched it last Tuesday. In the first day alone we had over 60,000 visitors (compare that to the 46,500 real world attendees — more people visited the PlayStation Home E3 Booth in one day than did the Los Angeles Convention Center for the E3 festivities last week!)

PlayStation Home: E3 2010 virtual booth PlayStation Home: E3 2010 virtual booth

Needless to say, the virtual E3 Booth event space has been a tremendous success. And we have you, the 14 million users that make up the illustrious PlayStation Home community, to thank for that.

After all, it was your idea to recreate the PlayStation E3 Booth for the hordes of gamers unable to attend in the flesh. It was your requests for bigger and better rewards that led to the development of all the awesome commemorative items associated with the space. It was you that asked for the behind-the-scenes look at SCEA’s PlayStation Home development team that has been airing in the VIP area of the virtual E3 Booth. It was you that demanded that the SCEA PlayStation Home Community Management team get out from behind the screen and chat face-to-face on the show floor (many thanks to those of you that took the time to stop by the booth and talk to us, learn about some of the new content we have coming down the pipe and, most importantly, give us your feedback on the platform — we had the time of our lives!)

We have tremendous momentum coming out of E3, and you can bet that we’re going to continue to come correct and deliver the content that you demand between now and our next big event. This week, we are releasing a brand new personal space based upon Disney-Pixar’s third installment in the critically acclaimed Toy Story series. “Andy’s Room” transports players to the world of Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and the other toys owned by Andy Davis. Packed with mini-games and fun interactives, Andy’s Room is a must-have addition to your personal space collection. Pick yours up this Thursday from the Estates store in the PlayStation Home Mall. In the meantime, check out this video we’ve scored that highlights some of the key elements of the space (Note: Some of the virtual items that are shown towards the end of the video will be released over time — stay tuned for specific release dates).

In other Toy Story 3 news, be sure to head to the PlayStation Home Theater this Thursday to load up on some exclusive Toy Story 3 virtual item rewards. All you have to do is watch the Toy Story 3 footage and — voila! — Toy Story 3 t-shirts will magically appear in your wardrobe. Pretty cool, eh?

Our uber-popular PlayStation Home’s Top Avatar events continue with our 80s Week contest. Decorate your avatar in neon garb, spandex, and other loud and proud attire, snap a pic, and upload to this thread on the official PlayStation Home forums. The winners will be awarded the fame they’ve always vied for (or maybe not, but you will get your picture emblazoned on a billboard in Central Plaza, which is a good first step towards your own TV show, or so I’ve heard…)

PlayStation Home: Top Avatar Competition -- 80s Week

The recently released Playground space is a smash hit, with tons of users gathering in this highly immersive space to partake in games of H-O-R-S-E and chess, party of the rooftop lounge, and enjoy the high-quality, original hip-hop and funk music circa-1980 that is blaring throughout the space. Come this week, you’ll be able to bring the party back home with the Playground Boombox, which allows you to take the music of the Playground space to your personal space for your own private bash. A first for the platform (the ability to play music in personal spaces and clubhouses), the Playground Boombox will be available on Playground Boombox this Thursday, June 24th from the Furniture store.

Finally, the Sodium store will be updated this week with additional female clothing items and furniture, and the popular Dog and Cat suits will be released as well. Check the Latest Update tab under the Community section in your Menu Pad on Thursday for a complete list of the newest content.

See you in Home!

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+ Lucky13X on June 26th, 2010 at 4:25 am said:

Just read Locust Star’s comment to #5 regarding the rewards being put back for one day before being pulled. Why was that not announced in the initial post, or better yet put back up on the weekend while I was in there?!?

I would have ran in and got them for my brother’s account? Disappointing Playsation Home team. Once again, I check in on Saturday morning and miss out on some great items.

I’m still smarting a bit over missing out on those Move controllers. :-(


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+ mig2107 on June 26th, 2010 at 5:09 pm said:

Where’s the Radec costume? The Latest Updates section said it would be in the Costume Store…


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+ DJ_DeathNote on June 26th, 2010 at 11:51 pm said:

Locust_Star: I hate to interrupt but I have info that would be useful to you and everyone where you work, if you are wondering what it is, please send email to my account, and from there I will tell you everything. Otherwise no one would believe me. Thank you.

PS. this deals with your job and many that work on HOME.


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+ jazwoo on June 27th, 2010 at 6:27 am said:

i cant download the Home update. need help.


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+ deadbob777 on June 27th, 2010 at 1:13 pm said:

Ugh, why exactly haven’t we gotten the Feva jersets yet? says we have in the updates. I cannot find them anywhere, MALL, or Feva store, explain.


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+ sixangrymidgets on June 27th, 2010 at 1:57 pm said:

i just got toy story 3 the game. its is really fun. in the toy box mode i unlocked sids haunted house which makes it night time through out the place and i dont now how to make it sunlight again help.


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+ ghost456543 on June 27th, 2010 at 2:18 pm said:

hey are we really going to get cars in play station home because that would actually be awesome if we did and i got a mesage they were coming out august 4th and they were going to be $3.00 but if you send it 2 30 friens u would get 1 free is this true


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+ mizu363 on June 27th, 2010 at 4:27 pm said:

is there ever going to be point when there’ll be a official anime/manga space for otaku on playstation home i know there’s a home space you can buy but most I’ve been wanting to go to a public anime space for otaku to hangout with stuff please! :)


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+ RED-EYES-175 on June 29th, 2010 at 9:35 pm said:

my playstation home does not work asking for new up date but it restart it’s self plz (HELP FIX)


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+ JohnnieXY on June 30th, 2010 at 1:24 pm said:

I got “Andy’s Room” on Home, but everytime I try to jump on the bed it freezes my avatar and says the game in unavailable, however, friends who visit my space are able to jump on it.


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+ Azurium on July 6th, 2010 at 2:53 am said:

Where’s all the Toy Story 3 stuff? i’m on home now, been to home theater, been to threads and threads 2 and estates but there’s nothing :(


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+ Azurium on July 6th, 2010 at 2:55 am said:

@redeyes: it’s easy, you have to press O button when the update screen comes and then you start home. when it asks you the next time you can install! :) hope this helped. i need help with toy story 3 stuff though. where is it? OMG? i cant find it!


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+ JohnnieXY on July 6th, 2010 at 3:14 pm said:

Can someone tell me where to report problems with PS Home, because I can’t find a place to report the issues.


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+ mrconan88 on July 12th, 2010 at 2:27 pm said:

Hello Locust, 1st I want to thank you for creating one of the best social networks called Home. I have 2 questions: a) ever since the last update I’m having problems at the bowling alley, (for ex: some avatars take time to load; and no, my connection is perfectly fine. b) Is there any possible way that you guys add leaderboard at the bowling alley???? Pleaseeeee Please Locust


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