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Exclusive Halloween Event Comes to PlayStation Home + Saw, Bleach, Heavy Strike

Locust_Star's Avatar + Posted by Locust_Star on Oct 20, 2010 // PlayStation Home Community Manager

On Thursday, October 21st, Lord Pumpkinhead (aka “the Demon Gourd from Hell”) will appear In the middle of PlayStation Home’s Central Plaza, his gigantic glowing face sneering like an intolerant king at his unworthy subjects, rotating so that all can bear witness to his glorious image.

As an offering to your pumpkin overlord, you and your friends must toss coins into his mouth as it rotates past. Make a proper offering, and the exalted one will reward you as one of his followers. Fail in your tithing efforts, and you will anger the ever-powerful Lord Pumpkinhead, hindering your chances of entering the Demon Gourd’s fold.

Legend has it that Lord Pumpkinhead has additional rewards for his most loyal subjects. Can you ascend to the ranks of his chosen few?

Speaking of Halloween festivities, this week our friends over at Heavy Water release their first pieces in the “Heavy Pets” line of items for your personal space. Celebrate Halloween properly by visiting the Furniture store (or the Central Plaza kiosk) in the PlayStation Home Mall, where you can purchase a ghostly tombstone, an eerie bell tower, or a flaming brazier. Place one in your personal space of choice and watch as a trio of Halloween creatures comes out to play – ghosts will rise from the tombstone, vampire bats will fly from the belfry, and flaming skulls will stream out of the brazier. These spooky new items are available for single purchase and are also offered together as a bundle at a special low price.

Heavy Pets in PlayStation Home


Also available this week from Heavy Water is the new Heavy Strike game. Place the Heavy Strike cannon in the personal space of your choice and then strap on your helmet, grab your walkie talkie, and order in an artillery strike. Simply place your sights over your intended target and tap X to fire away. You can even drop two cannons across from one another and exchange fire with a friend! Pick yours up from the Furniture store (or the Central Plaza kiosk) this Thursday.

Heavy Strike Cannon in PlayStation Home

“Want to play a game?” Join Konami this Halloween by sporting the infamous mascot Billy the Puppet’s costume from the horrifying hit film and game franchise Saw, available from the Costumes store in the PlayStation Home Mall. Konami also passes along the friendly reminder to make sure you check out the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow demo. After you’ve completed the demo, check your PlayStation Home wardrobe and you’ll find a special Castlevania: Lords of Shadow t-shirt!

The newest additions to our long line of Costumes are being released this week in the PlayStation Home Mall. Choose from a new Ninja costume (male), Midnight Rogue costume (female), or the Aqua Suit costume (female). Check out the picture below for a sneak peek at these brand new costumes.

PlayStation Home costumes: ninja, Midnight Rogue, Aqua Suit

Finally, Lockwood has updated the Sodium store with a literal ton of creepy contact lenses, perfect additions to your Halloween costumes. And our friends over at VIZ Media have given us a full episode of Bleach to put up in the Theater for a week starting this Thursday. Watch episode 168, where a new captain joins Squad Three, taking the place of the rebel Gin Ichimaru.

Bleach in PlayStation Home

See you in Home!

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+ therob21 on October 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm said:

Cool halloween update! This will be great, especially the
costumes.


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+ King0fHearts2007 on October 20th, 2010 at 7:21 pm said:

clool, bleach just wish it was a new show and not one of the old one’s.


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+ Rinaldus91 on October 20th, 2010 at 8:10 pm said:

Whenever I attempt to jump on Home I’m prompted to download a patch. I accept and my PS3 then proceeds to attempt to download the patch but fails, it then resets itself to the XMB.

What do?


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+ Jeigh on October 20th, 2010 at 9:33 pm said:

Halloween costumes, interesting, interesting. I’m just going to throw this out there:

Bleach > Naruto.


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+ monster_boss on October 20th, 2010 at 9:33 pm said:

oh wow!! great update locust star….hey man check this out. how about getting those guys to make us full body tattoos also with legs and feet and forearms.


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+ Street_Killaz on October 20th, 2010 at 9:47 pm said:

Oh its a party then! Ill grab some beers for this lol


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+ ElektroDragon on October 20th, 2010 at 10:20 pm said:

“Heavy Pets” sounds so… wrong!! :)


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+ judalation on October 20th, 2010 at 10:45 pm said:

Did you say bleach… in the theature… I have seen every show… every anime shory…every anime… BLEACH ROCKSSSSSS BLEACH ROCKKKKKS YES YES YES ! thank you so much (*_*)


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on October 21st, 2010 at 4:47 am said:

This new Holloween content is awesome..BUTT i wouldve liked to see a diffent costume besides a NINJA..we already have that costume available..i think a HOCKEY MASK and a MACHETTE or even GHOSTS SHEETS wouldve bin a good idea..but thats just MY OPINION..hopefully these two idea would be putinto some consideration and put into the game next year ;P anywho..KEEP UP THE FANTASTIC WORK HOME DEVs..”LIVE” AINT GOT NOTHING ON US!


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+ phatso64 on October 21st, 2010 at 8:54 am said:

greetings all ,the heavy water stuff is kinda meh… imo .they are also active items . really not worth the outrageous $4.99 price tag,again … imo .the pumpkin outfit you win in cp is the best part of this update , hope y’all get it working again soon . HOMELINGS ROCK!!!!!


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+ Dedlock420 on October 21st, 2010 at 9:54 am said:

@Locust_Star – Thanks for answering my question about these items being active items. I have one more question though. All 3 of the Halloween items are “active” items you said, so that means we can buy all 3 but we can only put 2 in each apartment still? When will we be able to put more than 2 “active” items in our apartments? This is a waste of money if I buy all 3 but can only put 2 at a time. I’m throwing a Halloween poker party and wanted Halloween decorations but now if I buy these I can’t have them and my poker table in my apartment. Why are all the cool items “active” items? This limitation is destroying the fun we should be able to have in our apartments! What’s the point of giving us all these “active” items when we’re limited to only 2 per apartment? Please answer me back? I asked you about this a week or 2 ago and you answered everyone else except me. Some info on the reason for doing this would be much appreciated.

Thanks.


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+ II_MURPHY_II on October 21st, 2010 at 10:43 am said:

So where is this big Pumpkin, i cant find him ?


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+ Dedlock420 on October 21st, 2010 at 10:46 am said:

the pumpkin game is in the central plaza


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+ Dedlock420 on October 21st, 2010 at 1:57 pm said:

you home devs need to fix the pumpkin game. its been broken ever since you did maintenance this morning. why do maintenance for something that was already working? all you did was mess it up for everyone that didnt get to play it before maintenance. good job…NOT!


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+ patpat321 on October 22nd, 2010 at 5:07 am said:

hide yo kids, hide yo wife, and hide ur husband cus they rapen erebody yall here me


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+ letherclad on October 22nd, 2010 at 9:19 am said:

Looks fun, I’m signing in now to check out some of the new content and to get my free Castlevania shirt (I just downloaded and played the demo even though I own the game to get the shirt).


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+ Northstar77 on October 22nd, 2010 at 10:22 am said:

Would be Awesome if that game actually worked in Central plaza? Odd how when the Loot mistake was made it was fixed in an hour or so. This game has been broken for over 24 hours. Home is a Complete Money grab this proves it. If the problem involves Sony loosing money Its fixed if the problem involves User issues it takes days or months….. Hot Shots Golf Questionnaire or issues don’t get resolved at all…Home will completely freeze up my PS3 especially in wardrobe I have 2 PS3 60gb and 160gb phat with a few friends that have slim models It happens to all of us. I have easily spent $300 on Home so I’m not complaining about something just to complain things like this need to change or I’m going to have to chalk it up to a loss and just leave Home it sure is NOT what was promised a few years ago.


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+ Dedlock420 on October 22nd, 2010 at 10:38 am said:

all of us that use home need to start a petition to fight against these issues. we all need to stop giving them our money since we are not getting the satisfactory user quality we were promised on home. as long as we keep giving them money, they will continue to ignore the issues at hand. we need to stand up and have our voices heard! who’s with me?


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+ jason_rb on October 22nd, 2010 at 2:21 pm said:

What is the estimated time to fix the issue with the occupied message.. I really want a chance to get the Chair and the costume.

Thanks.
Jason
(A Loyal Playstation Home Fan)


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+ Caitylynn on October 22nd, 2010 at 9:25 pm said:

I keep trying to do the Lord Pumpkinhead game but it keeps saying that the game is occupied. How many people can play that game at a time?


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+ letherclad on October 22nd, 2010 at 9:57 pm said:

I couldn’t get the pumpkinhead thing to work…


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+ letherclad on October 22nd, 2010 at 10:10 pm said:

Also, I played the Castlevania demo and didn’t get the shirt…


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+ Fly-boi_2009 on October 23rd, 2010 at 1:57 am said:

2011, this service will SHUT DOWN, if it don’t change into something great like what was promised in 2007. enough said. all these weekly content, is all yall throwing out.poorly events,STEP YOU ALL GAME UP !!!. UK AND JAPAN GOT YALL FADED. Am tired of yall using Beta as a excuse, just to make money of us, stop abusing your customers and give us what was promised a few years ago. HOLLA…


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+ erickafollie on October 23rd, 2010 at 7:40 am said:

Hello, this comment is about the Pumpkin Lord Game in Central Plaza, i spent 3 hours and i mean 3 Hours waiting for it and it was all about EXIT THE GAME , EXIT THE GAME, EXIT THE GAME , i mean whats going on with this, i hear a lot of people complaining, firstable to wait for 4 people to stay put for 3 hours or more to get LUCKY enough and play is absurd. Somebody has to change the server or make it faster to no more than 5 minutes wait, or make it INDIVIDUALLY, so that i do not have to wait for HOURS for 4 people to get together and wait until it gets us into the game, without the EXIT THE GAME, EXIT THE GAME , EXIT THE GAME, EXIT THE GAME , Please fix this , i will appreciate it , thank you so much .


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+ Dedlock420 on October 23rd, 2010 at 8:33 am said:

home is turning into a money making pyramid scheme. all they want is our money. as long as we keep giving them our money, these problems will never be fixed. STOP BUYING THINGS ON HOME AND EVENTUALLY THEY WILL REALIZE THEY ARE LOSING THEIR CUSTOMERS AND MAYBE FINALLY PULL THEIR HEADS OUTTA THE CLOUDS AND MAKE SOME CHANGES!


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+ SuperStone28 on October 23rd, 2010 at 9:27 pm said:

I only have a few questions, and I hope they can be answered.
The first is, why are none of the cooler costumes free? I totally want that ninja costume!
The second is, why is it that the Demon Gourd from Hell mini-game in the Plaza is always occupied? I have only managed to get in one time, and half-way through the game, I was kicked out because the game had been occupied.


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+ Dedlock420 on October 24th, 2010 at 8:49 am said:

BECAUSE THE IDIOTIC HOME DEVS ARE TOO BUSY COUNTING THE MONEY THEY MAKE FROM US TO FIX THINGS THAT ARE BROKEN!!!!


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+ GenerealBison on October 24th, 2010 at 12:28 pm said:

Guys, this might be old news, but the Lord Pumpkinhead game is broken. It worked very briefly on Friday morning PST. Now, you activate it, a groovy music plays, then it kicks you out stating that the game is occupied. Any plans on fixing this before Halloween? Time is slipping.


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+ Dedlock420 on October 24th, 2010 at 12:47 pm said:

Please fix this game? So everyone can have a chance to enjoy Halloween. I have quite alot of friends on my account that want to enjoy this but can’t. When I first played Thursday morning, the game worked perfectly fine for me. Then about 10 minutes after i won the pumpkin game, everyone got booted off home for “maintenance”. As soon as Home was back up, the pumpkin game has been broken since. What was the reason for the maintenance?


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+ HFarnsworth on October 24th, 2010 at 5:27 pm said:

Huzzah! I poured lots of Weed-b-Gone and Slurm into the central plaza pond to get rid of that hideous overgrowth. Hope this hasn’t inconvenienced anyone.


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+ Feral_Dragon on October 25th, 2010 at 3:18 pm said:

How about releasing that cool Gargoyle costume from one of the other servers? You know, actual monsters for Halloween, not generic stuff you release every other day of the year(we already have ninjas and Bioshock stuff). The werewolves and vampires from the new Castlevania game would be awesome. Zombie dobermans like from Resident Evil, Bats, New vampire costumes for this year as you won`t release last years cos of it being broken(we know about the vampire hands). Devils and demon costumes, you know? Were-opossums, lol(I heard of them in a werewolf documentary).

And next time you have an event, please make it actually playable. I`ve been trying to play the pumpkin game since Thursday morning and haven`t been able to get in ONCE, yet other people can get in at least 3 times a day. And please don`t have it so you need to play it with other people cos I always wind up with trolls who ruin the game on purpose. The Move event was horrible, it took me hours to beat cos someone on my team always messed it up right on the last round.


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+ Tommy012345 on October 27th, 2010 at 4:32 pm said:

Oh yes… There will be blood.


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