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PlayStation Home Update: Palace of the Seven Winds Blows into Town, New Avatar Locomotion

Cade Peterson's Avatar + Posted by Cade Peterson on Sep 24, 2012 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

This Wednesday, September 26th, Juggernaut Games releases the Palace of the Seven Winds, nDreams makes dreams come true with the first new avatar locomotion options (hello, skateboarding!), and Granzella releases another large batch of goodies. Check out all this and more this week in PlayStation Home. Here’s this week’s update:

1. Juggernaut – Palace of the Seven Winds

Juggernaut Games introduces the Palace of the Seven Winds personal space, clubhouse, clothing and furniture items.

For the first time ever in PlayStation Home, break free from your earthly shackles and explore the entirety of the space from the air. With rewards for guests and owners, your own personal genie, unique interactive features and furnishings, the Palace of the Seven Winds adds an exotic touch to your personal space collection or next club meeting. Also released is the “Essence of the Seven Winds” active furniture item, allowing flight in any personal space! Visit the limited-time open house to experience it for yourself!

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2. nDreams – Locomotion Items

With the Home 1.7 update comes the ability to equip inventory items that affect the way that your avatar moves. The very first set of Locomotion items available in Home are available for use on your avatar regardless of what outfit you are wearing. The first set includes:

  • Super Dash – Allows your avatar to run faster than normal.
  • Zen Flight – Instead of walking or running you will float in the air in the lotus position. You can also travel faster than the normal run.
  • Super Flight – Majestically fly through the air like a super hero at different speeds.
  • Ninja Run – Your run animation will become a slick ninja run and can change into a Ninja Sprint.
  • Inferno Hero – A fantastic fire will swarm around your avatar and you can fly through the air surrounded by flames.
  • Ice Hero – You can ride the ice coming from your hand and move quickly through whichever space you are in.
  • Skateboards – With four different styles you can skate around Home and go quicker than you have ever been able to before. These also come with an ‘Ollie’ emote animation.

Equip these items in your inventory and see what effect they have. When running forward, keep hold of the square button to change the way your avatar moves.

You can pick up any of the new Locomotion items by visiting the nDreams store in the Mall or any commerce point within Aurora. Speaking of Aurora, rumor has it that some details surrounding the next update will be available via the nDreams newsletter, which you can sign up for here.

3. Lockwood – American Wildlife Companions

Sssshhh! Walk quietly, or you’ll scare them. If you keep downwind and crawl through the bracken with binoculars to hand, you might be lucky enough to spy a skunk, bear cub and wolf playing together. You wouldn’t usually expect to see these guys getting along, but Lockwood’s captive breeding program has resulted in more docile examples of the species. Sammy the Skunk, Bartholomew the Bear Cub and Wulfred the Wolf are available now in a woodland near you!

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Sammy the Skunk is cute, fluffy and friendly, but don’t annoy him, ‘cos he’ll kick up a stink! Bartholomew’s a playful little chap who sometimes forgets he’s a bear and tries to walk like a person. Wulfred enjoys human company, but sometimes he misses life with the pack and howls to make sure he doesn’t lose touch with his wolf brothers.

So whether you prefer your companion cute, funny or enigmatic, one of these three is sure to be the perfect match for you! But don’t keep all the companions for yourself; visit the Gift Machine to adopt Nanook the Polar Bear cub for a friend.

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Halloween kicks off early for members of x7 with some creepy content from Lockwood including the FREE Homelings Headextender, plus PODI gets a Halloween makeover.

4. Granzella – Weekly Update

Even more items for summer! Tropical palm trees, beach chairs and a barbecue set have all become available this week! With the beach chairs you can enjoy lying in the sun wherever you like. Call some friends and have a party outdoors!

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Embroidered with gorgeous butterflies and flowers, the shining Mandarin Dress is here. The red and black Mandarin Dresses are decorated with pretty gold embroidery and the blue Mandarin Dress gives a noble impression, decorated with silver embroidery. We also offer 2 hairstyles, which perfectly complement these dresses. Matching high heels and pumps are also available, for the complete look.

You’ll look beautiful, elegant, and noble in a Mandarin Dress.

Get ready for an even cuter summer—the neck strap bikini has arrived! This cute neck strap bikini lineup includes red, orange, and grey with geometric print. Different from other swimwear’s silhouettes, this exudes adorableness!

It’s cute to expose some skin to the sun, let loose and enjoy your summer at the beach!

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5. Midway – Ca$h Carnival Update

This week you’ll have the chance to win yet another prize at the Midway Ca$h Carnival Sweepstakes! Go to the Hot Zone in Midway 3 to sign up for the Midway Ca$h Carnival Sweepstakes. Every green ticket you purchase to play the Midway games earns you an entry into the weekly drawing for a special prize — this week, it’s a Sony 10″ Widescreen LCD Portable Blu-ray Disc Player and $1,000.00 cash prize!
Every weekly entry counts toward the Grand Prize drawing for $15,000! Real prizes! Real money! Real fun! For official rules, click here.

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6. PlayStation Home Mall Update

Magnus is back in his 59th volume of the Virtual Item Showcase. This week he showcases items from the new Granzella Neck Strap Bikinis to the newest Geisha Bot: Ume to new Chignon hairstyles to some fierce Globosyn looks from the upcoming game, Home Tycoon. Check out the video below for all the details.

See you in Home!

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41 Comments   8 Replies

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+ Seruh_ on September 24th, 2012 at 2:39 pm said:

The locomotion items are AWESOME !!!


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+ Gojin20 on September 24th, 2012 at 2:44 pm said:

Very nice update Juggernaut and Granzella have alot out this week :O! How much for the locomotion items? Or are they free?


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    + Cade Peterson on September 24th, 2012 at 3:17 pm said:

    The Locomotion items will be priced from $1.99-$3.99.


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+ Ryumoau on September 24th, 2012 at 2:44 pm said:

Those cute animals in the wildlife part looks interesting. haven’t touched Home in awhile though.


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+ Y2David on September 24th, 2012 at 2:46 pm said:

looking forward to flying all around, that Palace of the Seven Winds video look nice

Ndreams & Juggernaut sure has me all WOWED today!

Locomotion items look so super sweet sweet :)


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+ Joanna_Dark_ on September 24th, 2012 at 2:48 pm said:

Goodness some much neat stuff! Wow!


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+ Major_XXII on September 24th, 2012 at 2:48 pm said:

Yah loco is kewlz, how much


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+ Joanna_Dark_ on September 24th, 2012 at 2:50 pm said:

Should read **so** much neat stuff. I’m just so happy Granzella is here in North America in full force. Can’t wait for Neon Downtown. Wish we could get some news on that lounge in NA.

The Juggernaut items are ground breaking.


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+ erickafollie on September 24th, 2012 at 2:55 pm said:

Ok , i have to admit , this update Rocks!, everything i seen, i like, but there is 1 question , The Granzella lounge chairs, are we gonna be able to put them in any personal space and also, are we gonna be able to actually LAY DOWN on them or its just for show, like all the other lounge chairs we have , that have us sitting at the edge or on the side .
Who do i need to talk to , about raising the number of furniture items ? as i see The Essense of the Seven WInds active furniture item takes 8 slots , thats adding more to the already little number of 100 slots we have now .
Good job , all around .


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+ bestscreenname on September 24th, 2012 at 2:56 pm said:

You’re missing the mall update video, its just another picture of the tropical Granzella items.


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    + Cade Peterson on September 24th, 2012 at 3:21 pm said:

    DOH! Nice catch. Refresh the page and it’ll be there. Magnus is one popular guy!


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+ al2009man on September 24th, 2012 at 2:59 pm said:

#9 beat me!

anywho here’s the link for Virtual Item Showcase, volume 58

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4X1nlGUcWU&feature=plcp


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+ al2009man on September 24th, 2012 at 3:00 pm said:

#10

wrong link! sorry ’bout that


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+ Sophronia on September 24th, 2012 at 3:16 pm said:

Fly on Home!? Run on Home!? Skateboarding on Home!? Amazing… now we just need fighting; sword fighting; shooting and dying animations for us machinima creators. **Nudge** Is LOOT reading this!? :3

Question, like others: How much will the Locomotion pack be, and can we purchase the Locomotion Items individually?


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+ crazy_kracker1 on September 24th, 2012 at 3:21 pm said:

Of all the furniture items how’s come we don’t have a PS3 for our personal spaces.


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+ stevev363 on September 24th, 2012 at 3:25 pm said:

JUST FAB! O_O VERY FAB! What a week of firsts! This is really an epic update! WOW! O_O


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+ Jacked-Assassin on September 24th, 2012 at 3:30 pm said:

1. Juggernaut – Palace of the Seven Winds
So basically Avalon minus the annoyance of broken telepads plus flying. Also when is Heavy Water going to update Avalon? I’m sure its been over 30 days now.

2. nDreams – Locomotion Items
@,@ Gotta buy them all!

3. Lockwood – American Wildlife Companions
I already bought them at x7 but whats up with the Red Eye Wolf?

6. PlayStation Home Mall Update
Home Tycoon clothes are in that vid?….


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+ therob21 on September 24th, 2012 at 3:41 pm said:

I bet the Palace of the Seven Winds will be amazing! :) Home is getting better and better!


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+ phatso64 on September 24th, 2012 at 4:02 pm said:

MAN !!! What an AWESOME UPDATE !!! Juggernat scored big with me by releasing the apartment /clubhouse bundle and all that great content . nDreams with thier cool animation stuffz is gonna be great and if course LOCKWOOD !!! as a member of the Homelings General Council i’ve known about the Homelings Headextender for quite awhile and am glad it’s finally coming out ! hope everyone has a great time with it (:


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    + Cade Peterson on September 24th, 2012 at 5:42 pm said:

    Now I suppose, the Homelings can offer proper clenting to those in need. Carry on General.


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    + Cade Peterson on September 25th, 2012 at 10:17 am said:

    errr.. KLENTING!


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+ Tarazuma on September 24th, 2012 at 4:13 pm said:

For the first time in 4 months I am actually impressed…congratulations, due to Palace of the Seven Winds, the locomotion items, and the big Granzella update, you get all my money this week. Absolutely unexpectedly amazing update.


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+ edyrfaciola on September 24th, 2012 at 4:18 pm said:

Hi Cade since the last update I’m having some audio problems on Mercia, like I use the sword and I only hear the sound like 2 seconds later and there’s no background music, maybe it’s better to download the soundtrack before the game starts in that Black screen where the game updates.

Thanks


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+ chrisfo221 on September 24th, 2012 at 4:19 pm said:

wow these updates keep gettin better and better. cant wait till wed omg this will make personal space number 108. good job


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+ chrisfo221 on September 24th, 2012 at 4:30 pm said:

oh cade do u know how much for new palace ?


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    + Cade Peterson on September 24th, 2012 at 5:46 pm said:

    Why yes I do!

    The Palace of Seven Winds will be $6.99. The furniture will be available individually for $0.49 – $0.99 with bundles also available to offer a savings.


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+ retro25 on September 24th, 2012 at 4:32 pm said:

Finally, I’ve been waiting for a wolf companion for a while so how much is the wildlife companions each? When is Home Tycoon be coming? Got my Home Tycoon hat from the E3 space so I don’t remember what I’ll be getting when the space is avalible.


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    + Cade Peterson on September 24th, 2012 at 6:20 pm said:

    The American Wilderness companions are individually priced from $1.49 – $2.49 with a bundle available for $3.99.

    Stay tuned for Home Tycoon! It’s in it’s hopefully final QA pass right now, and we hope to release it as soon as possible.


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+ chloe125 on September 24th, 2012 at 4:34 pm said:

Wow awesome update. How much is the palace of the seven winds spaces and furniture?


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+ WaveLightning777 on September 24th, 2012 at 4:37 pm said:

Not as good as the previous three weeks, but those three set one HECK of a bar; this is still pretty good by normal update standards. Will be interesting to see the nDreams equippables.


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+ TSFRJ on September 24th, 2012 at 5:33 pm said:

NNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOO grab the AntiAir guns and prepare to repel invaders of the furry kind. Flying Hampsters are coming. Not flying hampsters anything but flying hampsters. Oh the humanity.


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+ Bcrazyman on September 24th, 2012 at 6:07 pm said:

hey looks very great and very interesting and very tempting! need to get thesethings!
i love home very awsome and kool!
ps+ member 4 life!


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+ Phantom_Outlaws on September 24th, 2012 at 6:18 pm said:

AWESOME update!!

pretty much looking forward to everything.


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+ manzoor47 on September 24th, 2012 at 9:55 pm said:

tbh this week update seems to be ok. oh well, going back to borderlands :).


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+ NuJin on September 25th, 2012 at 3:26 am said:

Okay is week’s update I’m severely lost on. I’m all for the new fashions making it’s wave here on Home and I’m definitely great for locomotiove items that allows us to move at supersonic speeds.

The “noob” question here is how or why the Geisha Bot-Ume is being re-released? Was it pulled from the shelves? Tampered with new animations? And if you own this item already, will it feature anything new, aforementioned in the latter inquiry?

Do tell. :)


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    + Cade Peterson on September 25th, 2012 at 10:18 am said:

    Ume is a new Geisha Bot. Check her out tomorrow!


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+ Tarazuma on September 25th, 2012 at 11:18 am said:

Ume isn’t new…that’s the exact same one that was released in Feb: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNe982v6DR4 I was just as confused as NuJin as to her inclusion in the new video.

But the update is so amazing tommorow who cares! I re-read the blog today and noticed I missed Essence of the Seven winds…I don’t think any other active items can top that, not even the Granzella active beach furniture!


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+ Jacob_Allen_1987 on September 25th, 2012 at 12:26 pm said:

@cade, I watch the lockwood american wildlife video and at the end there was a black wolf I was just wondering would that companion be availible soon?


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+ Gojin20 on September 25th, 2012 at 4:25 pm said:

Thanks Cade for the info :D Also, will there be Halloween quest or just more quest? I kinda miss them lol


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+ Sophronia on September 26th, 2012 at 2:34 am said:

* * Essence of the Seven Winds Active Item delayed. Read GlassWalls’ thread here – http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Home/INFO-Essence-of-the-Seven-Winds-active-item-delayed/m-p/38368517#U38368517

(This was posted here for those who may not use the official PlayStation forums)


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+ erickafollie on September 26th, 2012 at 6:11 am said:

Wed Set 26th 9:09 am, im trying to enjoy all the stuff i bought but i cant , due to the Constant Network Errors
D5027, F13, 4021…. it started yesterday , and its getting worse, please do something about this .


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+ Lord_Orpheo on September 26th, 2012 at 1:41 pm said:

Nice update. Just a few things:

1) When will all the new connection issues be worked out? Hard to log in and tend to get booted when transitioning between spaces. It’s been happening since the HOME client update.

2) Can you use the speed increase locomotions while orb running in Aurora?

3) Where is the Essence of the Seven Winds active furniture item? I’ve been looking for it everywhere.

4) Is it completely random which genie lamp you get when entering the Palace of the Seven Winds? It seems there’s a fire one and a wind one. I got the fire lamp, so is there any way to obtain the wind one?

Thanks


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+ Lord_Orpheo on September 26th, 2012 at 3:43 pm said:

Oh, sorry. Should’ve read through so cancel question 3. Also cancel question 2 as someone already explained to me that it wouldn’t work.

Everyone I’ve invited so far has gotten the gold fire lamp and the silver jinn lamp. It appears I’m the only one that hasn’t gotten the silver jiin lamp. :( Guess I’ll have to post in the HOME Help Forums.


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+ Vaiolette on September 28th, 2012 at 6:13 pm said:

Hi, I really love the seven wind palace open house. It’s really fun to fly around and the area is beautiful too. I have a question and suggestion. Is this area going to stay forever or will it be closed? I think this area will not be as fun if there aren’t so many people flying and talking to each other. :)

My suggestion is to bring back the old Mall. The new mall is so cold and bland looking. You also have to go to different floors. The old mall was better in every way I feel, it felt so warm and seamless. So please bring it back, I would visit it much more often!


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+ KATO-LEE on September 28th, 2012 at 9:45 pm said:

WHY DO WE GET DUMB MARVEL- TEE SHIRTS INSTEAD OF ACTUAL MARVEL COSTUMES


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+ KATO-LEE on September 28th, 2012 at 9:46 pm said:

is it true if you work for sony and you come up a good idea for home they fire you ?


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+ m_cruz86 on September 29th, 2012 at 8:34 pm said:

i have 3 issues i need help with. since this ps home update started every few mins i get kicked with an error message. mostly D5027. why ? my second is the system update after i got it and play a game its fine. but when i quit game it restarts system @_@ why? 3rd is there going to be a maintenance 4 these issues because i know im not the only one having them. thank u for reading.


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+ nahum24 on October 6th, 2012 at 5:06 am said:

The Super Flight Locomotion item that gives my avatar the power to fly is cool but i would like to know would they add a future update that would allow our avatars to fly atleast 8 or 10 feet in the air beside just flying a few inches off the ground? Because am very disappoint that am too close to the ground while am flying by using the Super Flight Locomotion item. Flying in the Palace of the Seven Winds space is far better than using the Super Flight Locomotion item. Also when is that active item that allows our avatars to fly in any personal space coming out?


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