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

When is EA Poker returning? Dying for some info.


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+ 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!


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+ 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…


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+ 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.


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+ 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?


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+ 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!


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+ 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.


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+ 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.

    Best,

    L_S


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+ 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?…


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+ 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.


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+ 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?


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+ 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! :)


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

w00t!!


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

more dancing Sandman please


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

I want home trophies!


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

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


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+ 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).


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+ 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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+ quasar338 on October 13th, 2010 at 12:54 pm said:

Still wish plaza was getting decorated for Halloween. But, looks like great update. Let’s get in the sprit of Halloween. HEHE BOO!!!!


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+ Y2David on October 13th, 2010 at 12:54 pm said:

kewl looking forward to the lockwood active halloween item as well as the Fire Elemental outfit


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+ ItoKimmons on October 13th, 2010 at 12:56 pm said:

what category will the tattoos be under in our wardrobe? will it be like a shirt item or other?


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    + Locust_Star on October 13th, 2010 at 2:07 pm said:

    Hi,

    These will live under the shirt category.

    Best,

    L_S


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+ Kitty_Pyra on October 13th, 2010 at 12:58 pm said:

:D
How about any updates on us possibly getting the other halloween outfits? (IE female vampire, etc)

Home is going to look gangster with this ink nyuuu~


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    + Locust_Star on October 13th, 2010 at 2:05 pm said:

    More Halloween content is coming. Stay tuned!


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+ XxadrammelechXx on October 13th, 2010 at 12:59 pm said:

whoa LS and staff, them tats looks sweet dude ty. i asked for this awhile back and this is gonna be a nice update. kinda epic in my eyes. 1 Question i wanted 2 ask was about a core update and if we will see 1 anytime soon. and a price on the lockwood item? ty again :)
~Buzz


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+ darkan12-nl on October 13th, 2010 at 1:01 pm said:

One word;Amazing!Again thank you.
Nice interview on the online HOMEstyle magazine Locust :)
http://homestylesmagazine.com/


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    + Locust_Star on October 13th, 2010 at 2:07 pm said:

    Ah, it’s out now – sweet! Great issue (as always!)


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+ gamer_316 on October 13th, 2010 at 1:02 pm said:

I must agree with Buzz those tats look freakin EPIC!!! lol


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+ VincentVendetta on October 13th, 2010 at 1:18 pm said:

You know what would be epic with Time Crisis: Razing Storm? Your own arcade cabinet in your personal space. Actually, you should do it for any Arcade-based game released on PSN. Your own NBA Jam cabinet would also be full on win, if not more!


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+ megamixer on October 13th, 2010 at 1:20 pm said:

I really dislike tattoos so Homes going to become an even uglier place to me with those around.


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+ NARDE15 on October 13th, 2010 at 1:21 pm said:

Home never stops amazing me!


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+ Greenspoint_281 on October 13th, 2010 at 1:22 pm said:

Do u have any idea of how much these tattoos packs will be costing us?


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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.)


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+ 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):

    http://us.playstation.com/psn/playstation-home/

    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.

    Best,

    L_S


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+ 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.


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

@31

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.


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+ 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.


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+ 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. :)


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

When is the Xi Alumni hub going to return?


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

@34

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…


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

Thursday October 12th?

What?


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+ 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…)

    ;P


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+ 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


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+ 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?


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+ 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!


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+ 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. :)


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+ 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)?


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+ 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 :)


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

BORINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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

Still no item cap increase on our personal spaces huh?


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+ 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


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+ 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


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+ 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!


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