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This Week in PlayStation Home: Heavy Ink, Time Crisis, Medal of Honor, Loco Roco & More!

Locust_Star's Avatar Posted by Locust_Star on Oct 13, 2010 // PlayStation Home Community Manager

This Thursday, October 12th brings a wide variety of content into the ever-evolving world of PlayStation Home – from unlockable rewards from top PS3 games to stylish body art for your avatar to spooky Halloween items to help you get in the spirit of the season.

Our friends over at Heavy Water kick things off this week with their Heavy Ink line of body art. Choose from full-body, back and arm tattoos – including animated and glow-in-the-dark designs. Check out this video for a sneak peek at some of the wild tattoos releasing this Thursday in PlayStation Home.

The Heavy Ink line will be expanded in the future. The developers over at Heavy Water encourage you to reach out to them with any comments or suggestions: communityinput@heavyh2o.com. And if you have a specific tattoo design that you’d like to request, go ahead and give ‘em a shout at: mytattoo@heavyinked.com.

Lockwood brings even more Halloween content into PlayStation Home with the new Cauldron of the Sunless Kingdom. Toss ingredients into the boiling pot and, if you manage to get the right mix, you’ll unlock some uber-exclusive rewards.

The newest additions to our line of Superhero costumes will be available this week from the Exclusives store. Check out this video for a sneak peek at these hot new costumes – including my personal favorite: the Fire Elemental.

Come this Thursday, you’ll be able to purchase a special Medal of Honor Tier 1 outfit from the Costumes store and celebrate this critically-acclaimed title properly. And if you pick up Namco Bandai’s Time Crisis: Razing Storm, you’ll be able to unlock special rewards in PlayStation Home. Here’s how:

  • Boot up Deadstorm Pirates from the Title Selection Screen and receive a DeadStorm Pirates t-shirt.
  • Boot up Time Crisis: Razing Storm from the Title Selection Screen and receive a Razing Storm shirt.
  • Boot up Time Crisis 4 from the Title Selection Screen and receive a Time Crisis 4 shirt.

Scion’s “Take on the Machine” activity returns to the Central Plaza this week. Log in to PlayStation Home this Thursday to join the challenge and unlock special rewards. Then head to TakeOnTheMachine.com for additional information on the all new Scion tC and to find a dealer near you.

Scion Take on the Machine in PlayStation Home

Finally, be sure to head to the Threads and Furniture stores to pick up the new LocoRoco clothing and furniture items – from Doonga Doonga hats to Loco Sofas for your personal space.

See you in Home!

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+ King4Ransom on October 13th, 2010 at 2:41 pm said:

any news on some new Playstation Home actions. (new dance moves, etc.)


+ S-E-G on October 13th, 2010 at 2:43 pm said:

you never see news about community events for home anymore
now it’s all about what you can buy and when.
what are you guys doing with all that money you make from home?
any major updates coming soon besides pay for content?

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    + Locust_Star on October 13th, 2010 at 4:58 pm said:

    Hey there,

    Actually, there is a community event scheduled for every night of the week. You can check out the calendar on our site (or just go to the Gamer’s Lounge on any day to see what the Featured Game of the day is):


    Furthermore, the Scion challenge is technically and event. And it is free! And there’s plenty more fun, free experiences coming soon. Stay tuned to this blog for announcements.




+ BraidedWALLACE on October 13th, 2010 at 2:47 pm said:

I know I’ll never get a reply but oh well…

I loving how every week you HOME Staff keep giving HOME buyer these horrible virtual items.

How about giving us Open Public chat back.. If someone is annoying I mean that’s what the MUTE button is for. I thought the PS3 was all about (buttons)KB!!

How about you guys just scrap PS HOME as we know it and make it a big A@@ MMO or something.


+ BraidedWALLACE on October 13th, 2010 at 2:50 pm said:


They don’t care, they want your money on these useless items..

I mean have movie night every Thursday or something.. have a voting room where we can vote on movies from the PS Store. i don’t mean the newest movies but you get the point. I can go on and on.


+ King4Ransom on October 13th, 2010 at 2:56 pm said:

yeah so many options Playstation has to improve the whole Home experience yet the only thing they really add is more items to buy. smh.


+ footballrule on October 13th, 2010 at 2:59 pm said:

Loving the Halloween themed clothing for our Home avatars! Do you guys have any Halloween planned events for us this year? Last year, I won Burn Zombie Burn for an event we did last Halloween. :)


+ J-T-W-NY on October 13th, 2010 at 3:03 pm said:

When is the Xi Alumni hub going to return?


+ BraidedWALLACE on October 13th, 2010 at 3:04 pm said:


Thank You for seeing what I see… These mindless drones only care for virtual items ..what can HOME users gain by buying them nothing. You sure can run any faster, Load any faster, etc…


+ Menen101 on October 13th, 2010 at 3:13 pm said:

Thursday October 12th?



+ lxcainxl on October 13th, 2010 at 3:23 pm said:

“This Thursday, October 12th brings…”

Hey guys, Thursday is the 14th (at least this year).
Ya might wanna bug Management into gettin’ you guys some calendars. :D

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    + Locust_Star on October 13th, 2010 at 5:02 pm said:

    Hah! I have a calendar – too bad its from 2006 (the last time October 12th fell on a Thursday…)



+ lore_ffx on October 13th, 2010 at 4:08 pm said:

Wow this an awesome update. Looking forward to those sweet tattoos. keep up the good work


+ dragon_night on October 13th, 2010 at 4:26 pm said:

yay new stuff..ill be sure to see what my friends buy and what freebies i can obtain

i might get some more loco roco stuff

any updates to the muimui land release? does sony own that franchise?


+ S-E-G on October 13th, 2010 at 5:08 pm said:

the playstation blog should give out blog trophies to some mods in here
category: best salesman/women goes to… all moderator’s!
category: best community specialists goes to… better luck next year!


+ footballrule on October 13th, 2010 at 5:54 pm said:

The Heavy Ink stuff looks awesome! I remember when some users suggested tattoos back then. Glad to see our community suggestions coming in Home. :)


+ io-knight on October 13th, 2010 at 7:21 pm said:

Is it just me, or do a lot of the superhero costumes look like they came directly out of City of Heroes (PC MMO)?


+ lilmisskiller1 on October 13th, 2010 at 7:44 pm said:

Hiya few things the tattoos look awesome i know several of my friends and myself will be getting multiples lol,do you know what halloween costumes are coming?are there going to be more items like the cauldron for halloween?im really wanting to decorate my club with this stuff.is there any word on decorating plaza and maybe a mini game for halloween?it would be great!just a thought could we get more purses soon?like a hobo tote different sizes and such maybe some cute dresses like a little black dress, cocktail dresses, more asian themed house items, some more cute flared jeans options, a white tank top lol and other colors, some corsets?just some ideas thanks :)


+ Fly-boi_2009 on October 13th, 2010 at 8:15 pm said:



+ lanis01 on October 13th, 2010 at 9:21 pm said:

Still no item cap increase on our personal spaces huh?


+ KATO-LEE on October 14th, 2010 at 1:34 am said:

jin zou brought up a good point DEMON SOUL ARMOR AND AN IREM UPDATE would be great in US home really want the HATS for irem school uniforms


+ abluebirdsong on October 14th, 2010 at 1:42 am said:

Veronica Lynn Harpers tattoo Pitch to Heavy Water went LIVE for Playstation home! (creating Heavy waters first self-publishing content for home)- To have a tattoo shop for avatars made it to home!

Great job on her old team for bringing it to life!

congrats V


+ monster_boss on October 14th, 2010 at 1:55 am said:

awesome skin tats i cant wait to buy them! great job on this weeks additions!


+ spiritanointed on October 14th, 2010 at 8:42 am said:

*sigh* Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice that you guys are rolling out with weekly and consistent content updates but how effective are these gonna be without ever addressing the major issues in Home?

One person asked if the item limit in personal spaces will ever be increased, valid point. With all these new items coming out every week, how are we supposed to enjoy our current stuff and get new stuff for our favorite personal space if we’ve already maxed out our apartments a while ago?

That’s just one issue. I’m sure you’re well aware of all the other issues people have been coming to you guys with… When is Home gonna get a client update???


+ lilmisskiller1 on October 14th, 2010 at 9:26 am said:

ok why is my comment still awaiting moderation however i put it way before some thats been posted?and also fix the tattoo shirts ugh i stayed up just to log on and get them as well as many of my friends or either stayed up woke up earlier or logged on before work school etc just to buy these and we spend our money and they dont even show up in wardrobe this has happened to me before dont open home until it works right please :) thanks again o and hurry up and post my last post with a reply thanks :) goodnight.


+ Snipe4Life15 on October 14th, 2010 at 10:05 am said:

So with all those tattoos, will there be a free one?


+ Elric_X on October 14th, 2010 at 11:41 am said:

Tattoos…. sweet… maybe you could have a “trailer park” living space to match.


+ GenKillYou on October 14th, 2010 at 11:56 am said:

Hello. This is my first time in the forums but i have been on home for around 8 months. I have spent a lot of money on home (around $1,000 as i bought every space) since i started but i stopped and I will tell you why. I can’t deal with the inventory structure anymore it’s clogged with the hundreds of items i have. It takes me 5 mins to find an item in my inventory. I also pick and choose what games i play so i don’t end up with more stuff i will never use. My other home friends are in the same situation. Please address this as soon as possible because you are losing money. We won’t buy any more paid stuff until this is fixed. An option to accept/refuse a home reward would REALLY help too. This would allow us to play the games but not clog up our inventory further with stuff we don’t want.

A bit off topic sorry but I believe this is very important for the future of home sales. Home may be free but it’s also a business that i am happy to support. Good job Home Team!


+ jsb72 on October 14th, 2010 at 1:52 pm said:

If Sony opened Home to all developers like Apple has we might see some innovative content. Until then you will suffer with lameness.


+ lilmisskiller1 on October 14th, 2010 at 9:37 pm said:

i agree about the inventory maybe a option were we can go through and delete some items and redownload at a later time if we want it back like the games from the psn store how you can redownload them 5 times if you need to it would be very useful i hate digging through stuff to change and maybe another option under clothing either give us another spot for new purchases or maybe put the new stuff weve bought at the top of the sections idk just some useful tips to better the home experience this is stuff ive heard several people mention.i also liked the idea of voting on a movie and having movie night i mean were spending lots of money on here give us some rewards besides t shirts :) thanks


+ TOY_BOXX on October 14th, 2010 at 9:38 pm said:

Sweet update! Thanks Playstation!


+ FormerPSfan on October 15th, 2010 at 9:21 am said:

Locust & glasswalls, like so many outright failures at SCE you both richly deserve to be fired forthright.

Home has gone from a promising online world to a silicon ghetto. Every week we see miserable “updates” with little or nothing of real value. Case in point this week is the $15 superhero outfits where we are expected to buy male & female versions in the same bundle knowing full well only one or the other will be used by 98% of the very few buyers.

On another note were are the bug fixes? Grief reporting occasionally works but that is not enough when the horde of perverts remains unabated. About all it does do is get the people reporting the harassment banned. Thats right Personally I’m now up to 6 friends banned in the past week & a half. None of them were stalkers or perverts. The worst was one woman banned for telling a pervert to get lost twice, at 2 different locations and she was handed a month ban for “spamming” yet nobody she contacted at SCE could tell her where, when, or who issued the ban. SCE’s sheer utter incompetance is astounding.


+ Feral_Dragon on October 15th, 2010 at 4:03 pm said:

I`d like to see a full body werewolf costume, that stalks around when it walks. The EU Home dishes out these cool walking costumes like the cats, dogs, easter bunnies and Frankenstein, why can`t the US Home? Are they more technologically advanced?

LOVED the new Predator helmets, any chance of an alien queen costume? I still want that, lol. Guys are always getting exclusive creature costumes, this would be a nice one for the girls.

There also needs to be a patch made for Home. It freezes way too much, and a lot of people are getting error messages and are getting kicked off of Home repeatedly. I was booted 6 times in one day alone. And yes PLEASE do something about the perverts, cos we can`t. Every time we try to report a pervert we get banned instead.


+ Fly-boi_2009 on October 15th, 2010 at 7:27 pm said:

The truth Hurts when I tell you this, Where is the new features. Home is nothing without what was promised. all you do is push out content every week. HOME NEED A CLIENT UPDATE, A HUGE ONE. this so call update is boring , next week will and the week after n so on. Give us what we requested like radios n tvs that play our cntent does that ring a Bell ????????? WE GIVE U our Hard earn Cash why not give us what the….%%& we want. ??


+ anotherdae on October 13th, 2010 at 12:28 pm said:

When is EA Poker returning? Dying for some info.


+ gman_harmon on October 13th, 2010 at 12:29 pm said:

Looks like an okay update, the MoH outfit piques my interest. Any news on the Heavy Rain gold ornament?

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    + Locust_Star on October 13th, 2010 at 1:24 pm said:

    It will be in Theater this Thursday!


+ proskatercam on October 13th, 2010 at 12:30 pm said:

Wow…looks bland as usual. Yet another week of not bothering to get back on Home…


+ SpyDudeFX on October 13th, 2010 at 12:31 pm said:

Looks like a good update, are the tC rewards the same or new ones from the week before?

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    + Locust_Star on October 13th, 2010 at 1:26 pm said:

    The Scion event remains unchanged – we are simply making it available for all of those people that may have missed out during the first week.


+ Rene_Led on October 13th, 2010 at 12:32 pm said:

Hey tat Lava Golem gear looks cool! looks like War’s Chaos form! lol
Is the Scion game going to have new stuff or the same as the rewards 2 weeks ago?


+ SpyDudeFX on October 13th, 2010 at 12:35 pm said:

Locust glad to see a detailed list of rewards and how to earn, please continue this for future updates. Thx.

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    + Locust_Star on October 13th, 2010 at 1:28 pm said:

    Sometimes developers wish to keep these details secret (they treat the unlockables like Easter Eggs). But in the event that we are given permission to include instructions with our announcements, I can assure you that we will!


+ TGzorox on October 13th, 2010 at 12:36 pm said:

Sony should stop funding Home and instead use the money to get their exclusive games to actually come out on time.


+ StephieRawks on October 13th, 2010 at 12:37 pm said:

3 questions:
1) Is last year’s Vampiress halloween costume making a comeback this year?
2) Are the Scion rewards new or the same as last week?
3) Will the Heavy Rain gold ornament be up this week?

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    + Locust_Star on October 13th, 2010 at 1:30 pm said:

    Hi StephieRawks,

    Please see the above comments for the answers to your questions regarding the Scion event and the Heavy Rain gold ornament.

    The Vampiress costume will not be making a comeback this year.




+ MISSMORPHINEx on October 13th, 2010 at 12:41 pm said:

wow would it kill u guys if u gave us some cool stuff for a change?… i mean… they brought last years halloween outfits.. but not the vampire one… and now tattoes n a calderum?… really?…


+ al2009man on October 13th, 2010 at 12:41 pm said:

IT DA EPIC!!!!!!!!!
But any update on Hudson Gate, Japan did the update!
Or more?

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    + Locust_Star on October 13th, 2010 at 1:31 pm said:

    There are no updates to the Hudson Gate scheduled for this week.


+ infamousXX87XX on October 13th, 2010 at 12:44 pm said:

I was a big supporter of Home but key word “was”…where are the features?


+ Joanna_Dark_ on October 13th, 2010 at 12:45 pm said:

I would also love to get some information as to the timing of the return of the EA Complex and Club Fight Night.

I would also like to know Locust if there are any plans to bring the Capcom Skylounge to North America. That is an awesome space and I’m sure users here would love it.

Please share! :)


+ tonydamiani on October 13th, 2010 at 12:45 pm said:



+ DropD on October 13th, 2010 at 12:46 pm said:

more dancing Sandman please


+ ForgiveMyAim on October 13th, 2010 at 12:46 pm said:

I want home trophies!


+ jin-zou on October 13th, 2010 at 12:48 pm said:

No IREM, Demon’s Souls, or JP Home standard events = NO CARE!


+ DIGGY305 on October 13th, 2010 at 12:48 pm said:

will the cauldron disappear within a month from the Home Mall?

which items are most likely only available in the PS Home during the holidays

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    + Locust_Star on October 13th, 2010 at 1:34 pm said:

    I’ve not heard from Lockwood yet regarding how long they will keep the Cauldron available, but I would urge you to pick it up soon if you plan on adding it to your collection. As a general rule, items tied to holidays and holiday events are only available in the time period surrounding that holiday (that said, we let the publishers decide how long they wish to make their content available).


+ gamer_316 on October 13th, 2010 at 12:50 pm said:

i’m glad to see the Scion event is coming back since I missed out on gettin the car & a friend of mine was gone during the time of this event

@ Joanna, I would also like to see the Fight Night space come back. that was a big hang out spot 4 me & I REALLY miss the DJ game =(

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