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This Week in PlayStation Home: 1.4 Client Update details, LittleBigPlanet, and More!

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This Thursday, November 11th, PlayStation Home will update to client 1.4. In addition to the features we announced last Friday – wardrobe management, grouping, and voice chat – there are several other noteworthy additions, such as the new “Character Status” settings, improvements to the Menu Pad and Navigator, and cross-game invite support (finally, you can invite your friends to join you in PlayStation Home no matter what they are playing or watching on their PS3s). The new 1.4 client also brings numerous bug fixes and performance improvements. Full Patch Notes can be found HERE.

Important notice: When you start PlayStation Home to apply the 1.4 patch, please wait for the orange light to stop flashing on your PS3 before commencing the patching process. Otherwise your PS3 will reboot and you will have to start over.

PlayStation Home: LittleBigPlanet Derby PlayStation Home: LittleBigPlanet Derby

LittleBigPlanet fans rejoice! This week the mega-popular LittleBigPlanet space receives a massive update with the brand new LittleBigDerby game. This super-addictive multiplayer game puts you and up to 7 of your friends in a paintball challenge where you must shoot targets to earn points and progress your racer towards the finish line. Pro tip: Hit targets with the right color paintballs to rack up bonus points.

The PlayStation Home Mall receives a huge update this week with brand new items in the Exclusives store (such as the new Platinum suit and Onyx gown – pictured below), new accessories for the ladies in the Sodium store (also pictured below), Irem swimwear, and Konami’s new line of soccer items (their initial offering includes the Australia and New Zealand kits – check back often for more countries’ kits in the PlayStation Home Mall).

PlayStation Home: Platinum Suit PlayStation Home: Onyx Dress

PlayStation Home: Pumps PlayStation Home: Bracelets

Finally, the PlayStation Home Community Theater will air the first episode from our newest partner – the one and only Hip-Hop Gamer. In episode 1, HHG takes a look at the PlayStation Move and discusses how it may affect the gaming industry as we know it. Check out the world premier this Thursday!

PlayStation Home: Hip Hop Gamer

See you in Home!

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AmericanNinja1 said:

November 10th, 10:35 am

blah, home is boring. used to use it a lot but now there is nothing new or exciting about it.

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    Locust_Star said:

    November 10th, 10:49 am

    When was the last time you were in? There’s tons of stuff going on. Look at this client update, for example.

Kchow23 said:

November 10th, 10:36 am

Wow…. HHG really? nothing against him but hes not everyone’s cup of tea

Kchow23 said:

November 10th, 10:37 am

Well I hope this update is worth downloading because I’ve given up on Home for a while now

PublicSudoku said:

November 10th, 10:38 am

Hip Hop Gamer? Seriously?

LpSquall said:

November 10th, 10:38 am

Can’t wait to check out the updates. This is a big step in the right direction.

By the way the full patch notes link, redirects us to the main forum page and not the post itself. Please update the link to redirect us to the patch notes post.

Philaroni said:

November 10th, 10:41 am

My issue with Home is that it has little to no synergy with the XMB and the rest of the Playstation 3. They are doing better but at the rate I see them going it will take several years for them to get it to the point where many gamers want to invest into it.

NJShadow said:

November 10th, 10:41 am

Hip Hop Gamer? Wow, you guys must have really been desperate. That dude’s journalistic integrity is about as good as his grammar… Apparently you guys really are trying to change the direction that Home goes it. It seems to have gone from a slick and sophisticated place for gamers to convene and communicate, to a place for morons and folks who actually listen to this tool. >.<

DZORMAGEN said:

November 10th, 10:43 am

Is HOME still slow as snails?

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    Locust_Star said:

    November 10th, 10:51 am

    Overall speed and performance has been optimized with every client release – most notably with 1.35, where download times were reduced to a fraction of what they previously were. With 1.4, things are only getting faster/smoother. You should come in and check it out when you have a moment ;)

godsgift1888 said:

November 10th, 10:44 am

great work LS

one question how long will the maintance be roughly with it being a core update

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    Locust_Star said:

    November 10th, 10:52 am

    Thanks! But I can’t take all the credit on this one. There are a lot of people behind the scenes working around the clock to make this kind of stuff happen.

    To your question: The maintenance period should be around the same length as it is every week.

DA_SHREDDER said:

November 10th, 10:47 am

HHG is the freakin man. You go boy.

tbt924 said:

November 10th, 10:47 am

Most exciting update yet. Gonna be busy in Home this week!

PSHome Community Theatre is starting to become a weekly routine like The Tester is, Thanks guys for another addiction!

<3 tbt.

S-E-G said:

November 10th, 10:50 am

can we get the testers 2 episodes to play in the hollywood mansion please? and other content playing in the theater?
why is there nothing for plus members in home?

JPConway said:

November 10th, 10:51 am

Any idea how long the this is going to take? Will it be the update first – then core update? I usually see the core updates ready first thing in the mornings

Thanks

JPConway

YOUR_BLOCKED2 said:

November 10th, 10:53 am

YAY soccer stuff! thx LS :D

SpeedRacer1955 said:

November 10th, 10:53 am

Eubonics comes to Home in the Community Theater. I have seen some of his podcasts and he could use some work then, let’s hope he has gotten better! But I have been having freezing issues with the theater so I hope that it works better with this premiere.

@NJShadow maybe you can get bunch of your peeps together and do a podcast similar and get into the theater as well…

BlooodyCow said:

November 10th, 10:54 am

Hiphopgamer? Really SONY. This guy is the worst thing to happen to the gaming media since dev/publisher start buying reviews.

KidCommando said:

November 10th, 10:55 am

Hip Hop Gamer and his sensationalism are coming to Home?

Yo, Yo, Yo…can I buy a virtual gold belt for $5 also?

Home needs a demolition team.

Sophronia said:

November 10th, 10:56 am

I’m glad to see more of LittleBigPlanet in Home! Plus the Home 1.4 update, it’s gonna be fun!

PaperCarrier said:

November 10th, 10:56 am

With the voice and text tabs do you have to switch between them in order to hear or read other peoples conversations?

Can you read text while on the voice tab?

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    Locust_Star said:

    November 10th, 11:07 am

    Hi PaperCarrier,

    We will be posting a full guide to the new and improved communications systems associated with 1.4 on the forums later today. These should address all of your questions.

    Thanks!

    L_S

godsgift1888 said:

November 10th, 10:58 am

Thanks for the reply good to know it wont be to long then we get to play with the new goodies :D

subbed said:

November 10th, 10:59 am

Home avatars are creepy and have no life to them. While an interesting experiment I dont think Home works in the end.

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    Locust_Star said:

    November 10th, 11:10 am

    The new character status/emotes do wonders in terms of making your avatar more expressive. Check them out after 1.4 releases and then let us know your thoughts over in the official PlayStation Home forums.

Conrad_Max said:

November 10th, 11:00 am

Very exciting news. Thank goodness I am off tomorrow. Thanks for the news.

King0fHearts2007 said:

November 10th, 11:02 am

When are we getting TV’s, radios, and the Hall of Fame?

ModernYorkster said:

November 10th, 11:02 am

Ill be honest I started home with a lot of disgust but its honestly shaping up to be a good tool to meet new gamers. I was suggesting cross game invites about two weeks ago, now it seems like asking is pointless since you guys delivered.

bonemandust said:

November 10th, 11:07 am

Hey have you heard anything about PS3’s being conntected to wifi having trouble the past few days? I’ve seen a handful of users on each different site i go to but no real answer or reason, and i seriously doubt everyone is getting outside interfernce bad for the first time all at once, any answers or could you pass it on to tech or whoever handles these issues?

Racefan4612 said:

November 10th, 11:08 am

Can we please just get a feature where we can watch movies from our PS3 on our new TV or theater in the hollywood hills apartment? i know alot of people who would use home if this was to be a reality & not just a wish!

homeboy79 said:

November 10th, 11:10 am

I am super excited about this update!

PaperCarrier said:

November 10th, 11:12 am

Will the video playback errors in Hollywood Hills house be fixed tomorrow?

Kchow23 said:

November 10th, 11:13 am

Why not switch to cartoonish avatars like Modnation Racers or LBP?

MarinoBrea said:

November 10th, 11:16 am

Do you still have to re-download every area every time there’s an update for HOME?

yazter said:

November 10th, 11:18 am

Has the cache been fixed? I always redownload areas even though I dedicated 12 GB..

The_FPS said:

November 10th, 11:19 am

Great update! These improvments will go a long way in making Home a smoother experiance.

The LBP update sounds good too, I was expecting a plain shooting gallery like Midways. Multiplayer should keep things interesting!

Majin47 said:

November 10th, 11:23 am

Hip Hop Gamer? The guy’s a sensationalist.

Link01 said:

November 10th, 11:23 am

You guys need to get Gametrailer’s TV up and running in HOME… that is professional.

TheGuardianFID said:

November 10th, 11:24 am

Great stuff Locust, Awesome Update, and LOL @ HHG, you go dude lol!!! 8P 8)

Juben said:

November 10th, 11:24 am

I have not been on home in sometime i use to sign on to just download the areas. visit for a few seconds then disappear. Two small suggestions
1: Autodownloader for all new areas for Home
2: More developer speakers since voice chat is available (get squaresoft err squareenix people to talk about ffIVX or versus/ capcom to show live video in threater of MVC3) there are too many features that should be useful in home that are not

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    Locust_Star said:

    November 10th, 11:38 am

    Great ideas. We just had the Medal of Honor devs in for a live chat/multiplayer session on Sun, FYI. More of that kind of stuff coming for sure ;)

halibo said:

November 10th, 11:27 am

I hope you are making money from Home. I think it is eating valuable resources.

darkan12-nl said:

November 10th, 11:29 am

Thanks L_S for this great update!!
You think is for the best with the big update,to delete the current version of Home? So that would be the best way to get the new patch to work? greetings eve

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    Locust_Star said:

    November 10th, 11:39 am

    You can delete and reinstall fresh if you’d like, though you certainly don’t have to.

dylantalon said:

November 10th, 11:29 am

i must say that im really excited about the new update for psn home because it is so much better than what it useto be and every update just improves the service.

xbl/psn- dylantalon

Kinney1 said:

November 10th, 11:30 am

1.4 !!! Cant wait for it!!! Sounds like its going to be big!!!

Wollan said:

November 10th, 11:31 am

Is MLAA being added with 1.4?

Skater_Ricky said:

November 10th, 11:32 am

Can’t wait to update my HOME to v1.4 especially where we can send invites to our friends sitting on the XMB doing nothing and being bored is never fun now my friends can be invited to HOME and join me up in a Group Chat and can invite each other in our Private Spaces and keep our Chat going all with out being in the same space at the same time.

NEXT we need is

Cross Game Voice Chat on our XMB and can chat with friends in HOME even when we are kicking butt in a game and never miss out on anything.

If we could integrate the new HOME Group Chat to the XMB Menu the PS3 would be the best thing ever since slice bread.

Who’s with me??

Lisa_1991 said:

November 10th, 11:36 am

See you in the morning. come by and voice chat with me, I will be in central plaza. Cant wait.

KwietStorm said:

November 10th, 11:37 am

Hey Locust, seen the new Playstation lounge that just opened in Manhattan? Thats exactly what I’ve been saying the gamers lounge should look like for over a year, only with game from the entire history if Playstation. The gamers lounge as it is, is a waste of space. Suggested it here and on the forums. But then again, I dont remember the last time I was in Home anyway.

sassyGODDESS said:

November 10th, 11:40 am

this looks like an awesome update looking forward to checking out LBP ;) and about the IREM update are we just getting new swimwear or will we be getting more there’s so much stuff i would like to by from IREM in Japan but cant.

Rockstarmd said:

November 10th, 11:42 am

SO when it says in the description you can chat no matter what you are watching or playing is that only referring to what they view or play within Home or would this be their solution to cross game chat?

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    Locust_Star said:

    November 10th, 11:44 am

    You can chat across Home. You can send invites to friends that are outside of Home.

KwietStorm said:

November 10th, 11:43 am

And this is a big deal for hiphopgamer himself, but its astonishing, to say the least, that Sony would actually reach out to incorporate him.

MarinoBrea said:

November 10th, 11:45 am

So Number 37’s “Juben” suggestions answered my question. After all this time and updates YOU STILL HAVE TO RE-DOWNLOAD everything everytime Home updates!!!! And there’s no auto-download for this in or out of Home! Well, I gues I won’t be bothered by Home anytime soon, if ever! Geeez, Home is a home of slacker developers.

TheBartender said:

November 10th, 11:46 am

http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-Updates/New-Firmware-3-50-killed-my-BLU-RAY-drive/td-p/46197379

Why can’t you fix this? You obviously have the time if you’re updating Home with games and clothes nobody needs.

Make a patch, disable Blu-Ray 3D support, do whatever you have to do, but for god sake, do *something* about this issue.

ramrod701 said:

November 10th, 11:47 am

Another nice update. Home has come a long way since i got on almost 2 yrs ago. We may not have all the bells & whistles of other platforms but we do have a unique way of meeting, socializing, organizing, & playing games with other users. You give us something every week to look forward to and I really like the Plaza events (Halloween was great). I’m looking forward to seeing how Home evolves in the future…

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