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This Week in PlayStation Home: Spelunker & Konami Game Spaces + Castlevania, Zombie Pets & More!

Locust_Star's Avatar Posted by Locust_Star on Nov 24, 2010 // PlayStation Home Community Manager

Hot off the heels of the highly-anticipated 1.4 core client release (and a long line of massive content publishes) comes yet another PlayStation Home update jam-packed with new games to play, spaces to explore, items to collect, and special videos to watch. This enormous update is the reason why I’m dropping in to formally invite each and every one of you to log in to PlayStation Home this Thursday, November 25th and get hands-on with all the awesome new content we have waiting for you to devour between all the voracious turkey-grubbin’ and football-watchin’ that is the center of a proper Thanksgiving Day celebration.

To start, our friends over at Konami are releasing a rooftop penthouse space filled to the brim with games, new items from Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (including a Laura costume as well as an upgraded Gabriel Belmont suit), DanceDance Revolution, and some secret goodies that you’ll have to log in and uncover yourself. Peep the below screens for a sneak peek at what to expect when this huge shipment of Konami content hits your PS3 later this week.

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Attn: Film fanatics and budding Hollywood directors. This week LOOT releases their brand new Ultimate Machinima bundle. This bundle – which includes the Modular Stage Set 3 personal space, the LOOT Active Camera, and the LOOT Active Light items – is the ultimate tool for shooting your own movies and TV shows in PlayStation Home.

The Modular Stage Set 3 lets players control over three enormous retractable backdrops, which can be set to different chroma key colors with motion track markers. The stage light system now offers two additional flood lights for defining the right mood of each take and the floor can also be set to different materials and colors. And on top of all the tools included in this hot new personal space, there is plenty of open room for furniture and large props, which gives you the ability to build virtually any kind of environment/set for your next Home-made film. Pick up the Ultimate Machinima bundle (along with the new Talk Show bundle – a collection of props that allow you to dress your personal space like your very own talk show) from the LOOT Store in the PlayStation Home Mall this Thursday.

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To celebrate the launch of Irem’s Spelunker HD on the PlayStation Network we are releasing the new “Gathering Place for Cave Explorers” game space. A true must-visit for any Spelunker fan, this new space comes complete with Spelunker-themed mini-games, rewards, and plenty of clothing and furniture items to add to your collection. Check out the pics below for a taste of this awesome new game space!


The always-popular PlayStation Home Community Theater receives yet another update this week with a brand new episode of the Hip Hop Gamer videocast. In Episode 2, HHG discusses Call of Duty: Black Ops with a hardcore fan. Also airing in the PlayStation Home Theater this week is a full-on Tester 2 Mid-Season Marathon (Episodes 1-3, along with special t-shirt rewards) as well as a collection of Episode 3 cut scenes and the newest installment of the hit reality show (Episode 4), complete with a brand new reward!

Finally, the PlayStation Home Mall gets an update this week with stylish new clothing items for the ladies courtesy of our friends over at Lockwood Publishing along with two essential additions to your collection – nDreams’ new Zombie Pets, Nipper and Benji. Visit the PlayStation Home Mall this Thursday to pick up these loyal creatures, which can accompany you both in your personal space(s) and also out in public (just be careful not to leave them unattended around any of your friends’ brains…)

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See you in Home!

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+ SpyDudeFX on November 24th, 2010 at 2:12 pm said:

So no SingStar store?

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    + Locust_Star on November 24th, 2010 at 2:23 pm said:

    Updates to the SingStar space will be coming shortly ;)


+ DIRECTOR_ON_DUTY on November 24th, 2010 at 2:28 pm said:

Now we’re talking! EXCELLENT UPDATE!


+ danofsteel on November 24th, 2010 at 2:39 pm said:

Thanks for the answer Locust!

The Ultimate Machinima bundle is $4.99
The Talk Show bundle is $1.99.
Not bad at all!

Thanks Loot for keeping the price down for
us starving Machinima Producers.



+ Feral_Dragon on November 24th, 2010 at 3:36 pm said:


Looks like you`ll finally be wresting my $6 from my hand, Locust!

Which Laura costume is it? The nice, rich brown and red gown one? I hope so, I`ll deffo buy it if it is. Any way to get Konami to give everyone on Home werewolf and vampire costumes from the new Castlevania game as well?

Loving the idea of the virtual pets. How much are they? And what are they? A zombie rabbit and a what?


+ Y2David on November 24th, 2010 at 3:30 pm said:

well this one has many great things, be spendin alot of doe this week… lookin forward to all the loot items as now we are able to use loot cameras on any space.. also the konami space looks sweet as well as the spelunker.. and finally we are able to have pets on public spaces (dont care if they r weird lookin)


+ brianR on November 24th, 2010 at 3:37 pm said:

they should make a video to help people with capture video in Home sound stages and what additional hardware you need


+ Zoo-York-Boy on November 24th, 2010 at 4:02 pm said:

More cLothes 4 womens? iS ok butt when R new cLothes R coming 4 mans? hmm & i hope u someday publish a backpack with a Sk8board iS not a bad idea.. me & my dudes R thinking bout this!! 8)


+ silverthehedgeh on November 24th, 2010 at 4:03 pm said:

is the cave space the full one with the speluker type mini game in it


+ KSPRAYDAD on November 24th, 2010 at 4:12 pm said:

@21 Kaze,

Did you enable the custom soundtracks in the audio menu and are you talking online or off?


+ Awsaim on November 24th, 2010 at 4:15 pm said:

Amazingggg, cant wait for the Konami space.


+ PagenZero on November 24th, 2010 at 4:48 pm said:

When will this content drop? I have been looking for the Castlevania and Spelunker place but have yet to find them can you help?


+ NotoriousGamer on November 24th, 2010 at 5:28 pm said:

GT5 Public Space.


+ manemane78 on November 24th, 2010 at 6:48 pm said:

great job home team yall are the greatest i own the old loot place so this is a upgrade what hardware do u need to make the cams record on the loot stage it would be great to film my friends and watch us getting down danceing on home i wish u could go to the holywood hills place to watch them please think about this thank for ur time home is the greatest


+ manemane78 on November 24th, 2010 at 7:19 pm said:

also it would be a good idea to add skates and to be able to ride bikes plus skateboards on home too mabe add more dance moves to PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE THINK ABOUT THIS ID PAY FOR THEM QUICK!!!!!!!o_o these i think are good ideas for the future of home


+ footballrule on November 24th, 2010 at 7:28 pm said:

Oh I am so looking forward to the Konami space tomorrow!!! :D
Happy Thanksgiving Home Team!


+ Wolf26pack on November 24th, 2010 at 8:11 pm said:


All this content will arrive sometime tomorrow. Every Wednesday Night/Early Thursday morning Home is shut down for matinence. This is where they add all the new content & then sometime usually early Thursday morning Home comes back online and all the new content is ready for the picking.


+ rucovered on November 24th, 2010 at 9:02 pm said:

Lame!Lame!Lame! i don’t getting treated like were 5 yr old kids thats what the Wii is for


+ flashtwenty on November 24th, 2010 at 9:13 pm said:

Hi Locust,
I have missing items and not sure how to obtain them now…
I played the turkey mini-game several times and have won all the items but for some reason they dont show up for me (im a female) but when i checked the male avatar it has all the items in the wardrobe. how can i fix this? it shows i won the rewards :(


+ Dj_Tenchu on November 24th, 2010 at 9:36 pm said:



+ Dj_Tenchu on November 24th, 2010 at 9:37 pm said:

@53 check your storage


+ homeboy79 on November 25th, 2010 at 6:31 am said:

Awesome! Now I can properly record in every personal space!


+ Lugoves on November 25th, 2010 at 8:19 am said:

nDreams’ new Zombie Pets, Nipper and Benji. …. I cant find these … can someone give me a hint?


+ phatso64 on November 26th, 2010 at 4:12 pm said:

i think they were in the kiosk in central plaza , couldn’t find the talk show set for new stage apt. though … anyone know where ?


+ zombie9 on November 27th, 2010 at 8:59 am said:

Ive been a PS fan for 15 years and I have never seen seen so much Overpriced DLC. I don’t want $$$ overpriced DLC every week. Gets old And who the H___ is LOOT never heard of them. and If (HHG) yo gets his own PS Home shirt I’m going to Xbox.


+ FormerPSfan on November 30th, 2010 at 10:52 am said:

The 1.4 client update not what you claim Locust. its obvious to the entire world you and your lackluster coworkers have utterly failed again. The massess of bugs remain compounded many times over by all new bugs you’ve introduced. Since your too inept to notice “massive content publishes” are a joke as more programming errors crashing evryones PS3’s obviously doesn’t count. Nor does the dribble of overpriced clothes worn only by lunatics and prostitutes.


+ manemane78 on November 30th, 2010 at 11:37 am said:

were is the talk show bundle yo and how do u work the camras does it record so i can look at the play back WTH!!!


+ manemane78 on November 30th, 2010 at 11:42 am said:

ARE WE BUYING THESES THINGS FOR NOTHING HOW DO THE CAMRAS RECORD PLEASE TELL ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


+ SOOPERGOOMAN187 on November 30th, 2010 at 3:52 pm said:

Why does the Active Camera not work to RECORD? I quote : “the ultimate tool for shooting your own movies and TV shows IN PlayStation Home.” notice the IN playstation home and not On your tv like I have had to do before. if this does not record I would like a refund as the description is misleading.


+ manemane78 on December 1st, 2010 at 6:42 pm said:

i agree soopergooman187 a refund is in order not fair to mislead people who are spending there hard earned money so unkool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


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+ Kyle_Abby on November 24th, 2010 at 12:12 pm said:

Great update! Can’t wait to check out the new space!!


+ HearItWow on November 24th, 2010 at 12:14 pm said:

It’s a Thanksgiving bounty! Nice to see Spelunker finally make its way here–now let’s get the rest of the IREM spaces.

I don’t know how half of this fits into HomeCast’s five minutes this week.


+ PSWii2008 on November 24th, 2010 at 12:15 pm said:

I updated to 1.4, and it won’t let me log into Home! All I get is a black screen with an empty message box! Should I delete it & reinstall it?

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    + Locust_Star on November 24th, 2010 at 2:08 pm said:


    Here are instructions on how to update to 1.4:

    If you’ve followed these instructions and still encounter difficulties updating the client, you can always delete and reinstall (doing so will not affect your inventory).




+ PaperCarrier on November 24th, 2010 at 12:16 pm said:

Will the theaters in the Hollywood Hills house ever be fixed?
The never played for me since I bought the space.


+ Joanna_Dark_ on November 24th, 2010 at 12:19 pm said:

Is Konami space is a personal space or a public one?

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    + Locust_Star on November 24th, 2010 at 2:09 pm said:

    It’s a public space.


+ XxadrammelechXx on November 24th, 2010 at 12:20 pm said:

OMG!!!!!! man u guys are getting better and better wiht this eachweek and WOW Locust this is nuts dude i cant FREAKING WAIT!!! i luv spelunkers!!! i got it lastnight and played the hell outta it! and companions !!!! wowzers!! great job LS and Staff this is another great week for home users bringing them what they want. Geat Job guys really. One Question i had was about the spelunkers cave, will it be haveing the spelunkers pay items in the cave like the colored miners suits? ty dude :)

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    + Locust_Star on November 24th, 2010 at 2:16 pm said:

    Yes, those items will be available for purchase from the Spelunker space!


+ Joanna_Dark_ on November 24th, 2010 at 12:23 pm said:

I love to know Locust if you can share any new information about the return of the EA Sports Complex to the Navigator. We poker fans are anxiously awaiting it’s return.

Please give us some news!


+ Lord_Rinja on November 24th, 2010 at 12:23 pm said:

Wow, Spelunker, an upgraded Belemont Costume (Does it come with the Combat Cross?), a Castlevania Costume for the ladies plus a new Konami Space? Thats crazy. The Loot update looks awesome also. This is definitely one of the best updates in NA so far. It seems like we are getting at least 1 – 2 Konami items a month since September and its nice to see that they are listening to the user feedback. I know a lot of us ask for IREM stuff but getting Spelunker here in the US is a victory for sure. 1.4 may have been buggy but you and Glass are doing an excellent job of bringing the community to the publishers. As usual, keep up the good work.

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    + Locust_Star on November 24th, 2010 at 2:17 pm said:

    Yep – you’ll be able to pick up Gabriel’s gauntlets + cross!


+ DCS-Tekken on November 24th, 2010 at 12:26 pm said:

So this is a New Stageset from Loot then… And not the one we already have… OK.

The old stageset came with tons of free items. So the question here is does this NEW Stageset also come with some Free items as well?

I hope so. Loot was always good back then for giving us extras when we bought there apt’s just hope they are still doing this now.

Do u have any idea if they are indeed giving away Free items with this when we buy it?


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    + Locust_Star on November 24th, 2010 at 2:19 pm said:

    The Modular Sound Stage 3 is a new space that is only available in the Ultimate Machinima bundle. Included in that bundle are both regular furniture items and the two active items listed in the post (Active Light & Active Camera).


+ danofsteel on November 24th, 2010 at 12:27 pm said:

Thanks Locust for an amazing update!

I cannot wait to get my avatar hands on the new Loot stageset!
Can you tell us how much for the stageset and the the talk show

The guys at Loot are amazing!!!


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    + Locust_Star on November 24th, 2010 at 2:25 pm said:

    The Ultimate Machinima bundle is $4.99. The Talk Show bundle is $1.99.


+ TrueFFVIIFan on November 24th, 2010 at 12:28 pm said:

Hey? Are you planning on implementing subtitles (or closed-caption) in Home movie theater? I hope so, because it is not fair for you not to implement some, despite the facts that these movies, trailers, episodes may be brief.. Although, by adding that feature would be very nice. PLEASE. Thanx.


+ DCS-Tekken on November 24th, 2010 at 12:29 pm said:

Spelunker Cave… are ya Kidding me… I thought i’d never see the day that we get the Spelunker Cave here.

I must be Dreaming… Quick someone wake me up!

Well now i can get those Free item’s from the Cave then YAY!

And not to Mention my Indy is gonna have some fun be chased by that big boulder, Run Indy Run!

Since were getting the Cave now does that mean when IREM updates the cave for xmas time and we also will get the xmas update then as well so we also can get the limited xmas stuff? That be great if we did.




+ PaperCarrier on November 24th, 2010 at 12:31 pm said:

Can we finally capture video in Home directly from the PS3 or do we still need additional hardware to be able to do that?

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    + Locust_Star on November 24th, 2010 at 2:20 pm said:

    You would need additional hardware to capture video.


+ DCS-Tekken on November 24th, 2010 at 12:32 pm said:

The Ndreams pets can come with u outside of ur apt’s… Now that is good News. And here i thought they be limited to our apt’s only and have to stay indoors… Now we can take them with us…

That alone is some good news indeed.

Lets just hope that there not to much $ to get them.

go Ndreams.

Now if we can only get a STAPLER and to take him with us as well now that would top off the cake… LOL!



+ jedidurb on November 24th, 2010 at 12:37 pm said:

Ive been a ps3 owner since june this year. And i must say, home has just gotten better and better. I cant wait to see this new space! GREAT JOB on the update.

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    + Locust_Star on November 24th, 2010 at 2:21 pm said:

    Thank you! The team really appreciates your support.


+ jedidurb on November 24th, 2010 at 12:39 pm said:

When will the cantina be finished? And can we please get some jedi robes?! We have the cantina, we have lightsabers, BUT were are our robes?


+ Wolf26pack on November 24th, 2010 at 12:48 pm said:

Wow this really sounds awesome I can’t wait to jump into the Spelunker Space, I’ve never played the game but was able to see it in Japan and it just feels and oozes “Classic”.

I wish the Loot Active Camera was added free though to those of us who already purchased the Stage Set Personal Space but I don’t doubt Loot will make it worth the money since they have been really good about pricing in the past. I’ve got one question though….

Why is it Stage Set 3? What happened to Stage Set 2? Did I miss something?

To be Continued…


+ Wolf26pack on November 24th, 2010 at 12:48 pm said:

As for the Konami Space it seems very interesting and I’ll definintly be checking it out. I hope you guys will be able to bring the Capcom Airship to North America as well so as that is a great space too & if some updates to the other IREM Spaces (i.e. Beach & Carnaval) could happen as well that would just be great. The most important thing though that could be discussed with IREM though & I think the Community would whole heartly agree with me here is talk to IREM about bringing thier great events to North America (i.e. April Fools day event) One word describes their events “Spectacular”

Finally it will be interesting to see these Zombie pets, I might just have to pick me up one of those while wearing my Zombie Costume.

Keep up the Good Work


+ artform-fazeone on November 24th, 2010 at 1:01 pm said:

This update gets a 11 out of 10.. THE FAZEONES LOUNGE


+ KazeEternal on November 24th, 2010 at 1:08 pm said:

@Jeff Rubenstien
Custom Soundtracks will not start playing on The Fight Lights Out. Keeps telling me “it’ll start eventually” or something to that effect and never starts… ever. Is there a patch coming for this, because I really hate the music in this game.

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