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PS Home Weekly Update: Arcade Cabinets Galore + Valentine’s Day Festivities

Cade Peterson's Avatar + Posted by Cade Peterson on Feb 06, 2013 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

This week, retro Home arcade games go portable via the new PS Vita PlayStation Home Arcade application, Granzella showers us with tons of new content including a Parisian-themed personal space, there’s a Valentine’s Day kick-off celebration in Pier Park and more. Check it all out this week in PlayStation Home.

PlayStation Home Arcade App Available For PS Vita

As mentioned in this announcement post yesterday, PlayStation Home Arcade is available now and serves as a portal for some of your favorite arcade classics like Centipede, Asteroids, and Frogger. We’re also offering more recent Home titles, like Icebreaker and the very addicting Scribble Shooter, which was previously only available in PlayStation Home.

The PlayStation Home Arcade app is a free download in the PlayStation Store, and you can purchase games from directly within the app, starting at $1.49 each. To celebrate the launch, we’re offering Ice Breaker, WipEout 2D and a demo of Scribble Shooter absolutely free!

Full list of titles include:

  • Icebreaker (Free)
  • WipEout 2D (Free)
  • Scribble Shooter (Demo available for Free) – $1.49
  • Frogger – $1.49
  • Time Pilot – $1.49
  • Asteroids – $1.49
  • Centipede- $1.49
  • Astrosmash Gen2 – $1.49
  • Shark! Shark! Gen2 – $1.49
  • Mad Blocker – $1.49

Also, these games are all Cross-Buy, meaning that if you purchase them in Home, you get a copy for free in the PlayStation Home Arcade app or vice-versa! Download the app from the PlayStation Store today or head into Home and collect all these new arcade cabinet games.

nDreams – Los Penguini Brothers Arcade Cabinet + Xi: Continuum Update

Los Penguini Brothers Arcade Cabinet

It’s time to hit the slopes again but this time from the comfort of your personal apartment with the Los Penguini Brothers Arcade Cabinet. You can play the Los Penguini Bros Arcade Cabinet as many times as you want without the need to buy Los Penguini Bros tickets. You can earn the rewards if you missed them in Aurora.

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Xi: Continuum

After 47 Days Xi: Continuum came to an end. For those of you who didn’t play along live you can now experience Xi at your own pace. As a single player experience you can go through the game as quickly as you like. This week also sees an update to Xi: Continuum that updates a number of things including the addition of two rewards. The first reward is available to all players who complete the introductory level. The second reward is available to those who continue with Xi: Continuum and reach Day 7. The rewards are both locomotion items and are available to new players as well as those who played Xi: Continuum live from the beginning.

If the game itself isn’t for you there is also a nice amount of items available including clothing, full body outfits and furniture that just look awesome and would be great for anyone on Home. Here’s a preview of some of the items:

Valentine’s Day Event

Love is in the air, and a lovely and romantic stir has taken over Pier Park. Everything from the full moon to several love-themed mini-games have landed, helping set the mood, including a kissing booth to open only on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. If you check back, there will be a quest popping into the Activity Board the day before Valentine’s with an additional reward to commemorate this year’s day of love.

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Also, the Home Community Volunteers are planning their very own Valentine’s Day Flash Mob on February 13th. Be sure to check the Message of the Day in Home later this week for details.

BOOM Corp. – Galaxy Express 999 Line Expands

Next in Boom Corp.’s Galaxy Express 999 line, we are proud to release the Captain Harlock and Emeralda’s costumes. Continue playing out the classic masterpiece of Galaxy Express 999, by renowned manga artist Leiji Matsumoto, in PlayStation Home with these stunning outfits!

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HellFire Games – New Animal Cars, v2

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Get wild in Home Tycoon with three new zoo animal cars this week: the Maroon Giraffe Car, Light Blue Bear Car, and Yellow Bear Car! These new speedsters can be found in the Home Tycoon store under Vehicles Animals. Ride alongside your favorite zoo animals today!

Konami – Motorcycles

Konami releases their new line of racing motorcycles. Ride around with your friends in eight different colors!

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Lockwood Publishing – Fairytales + Valentine’s Day Gift Shop

Introducing Fairytales

Lockwood’s latest collection shows that when you wish upon a star, magical things truly can happen! Jennifer was just an ordinary Home user with a talent for drawing, but when she sent her pictures to Lockwood, they waved their magic wand and made them a reality! Jennifer’s Fairytale King and Queen of Hearts are marching off the sketch pad and into PlayStation Home this week.

Down the rabbit hole, over the rainbow, through the magic mirror… getting into that Fairytale Kingdom was never easy. Until now. Who knows what else awaits in this magical world?

Valentines Gift Shop

The Gift Shop returns, and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, all you romantics had better check it out!

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Long term love, or a new object of your affection? All the usual romantic favorites are available, plus a few new treats to sweep them off their feet. The Swan Boat Seat and Valentine’s Balloon will help set a romantic tone in their apartment, and Roux the Stitchkin Fox will help them feel all warm and snuggly!

Granzella – A Romantic, Vigilant Update

Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s day 2013,
Let’s get together in the Southern Island Hideaway and try the
Valentine’s Super Flight with someone special!?
Flying in the sky with the power of love.
Lovers and friends, holding hands, huddle together and experience the
thrill of flying through the pink floating island and heart-shaped
objects in the air.
If the chemistry between the two of you is good, youÅfll both receive
ValentineÅfs special rewards only available during the event.

City of Flowers Penthouse

Granzella presents the City of Flowers Penthouse “Window to the World” personal space. In addition to the luxurious modern dining room, kitchen, and living room, there’s also a comfortable spacious bathroom which includes a washroom and toilet. The wallpaper can be changed to suit your preference. If you have the curtains or carpets (sold separately) you can further broaden the interior. Additionally, things such as changing the time of day, choosing background music, adjusting the lighting, and being able to wear a towel are all features you’re sure to be happy with. With a bath and Jacuzzi overlooking the city and a spacious balcony, you can live a rich life.
*Toilet is sold separately.

Nobility Set

Granzella introduces the Nobility five-piece Set. For men, the set includes the Noble Tricorne, Swept-back Hairstyle and Noble Curled Wig, Noble Coat, Noble Pants, and Noble Leather Shoes. For women,The Noble Brim Hat, Braided Bob Hairstyle and Braided Up-do Hairstyle, Noble Dress, Noble Gloves, and Noble High Heels are included in the set.

Magic Umbrellas

Fly around like a floating fluffy cloud with an umbrella. The color variations include Chic Black, which gives a mature impression, and the cute Frill Pink. Also included in the set is an umbrella stand as furniture, for you to place your umbrella in. Why not try the Magic Umbrella and drift around at your leisure?

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Setsubun Ogre Extermination

Setsubun 2013, evil spirits that were sealed inside a bewitched sword have been unleashed and converted into ogres. Great Edo of Nippon is full of ogres! Come on, join the battle with a Metal Rod to defeat the ogres! Battle soon because this event ends February 27th, 2013.

New Weapons for Edo

Overthrow the horrible demons! Granzella introduces the Metal Rod and Demon Cutter Yorimitsu Sword.

A new profession with overwhelming earth shaking power, the Metal Rod Warrior is able to wield 3 types of Metal Rods. The Metal Rod (Black Metal) has a strong attack power, the Metal Rod (Flame) is imbued with a fire element, and the Metal Rod (Ice) is imbued with a water element.

Boasting tremendous power against demons, the Demon Cutter Yorimitsu Sword has also arrived! I ain’t afraid of no demon!

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Yo-yo Warrior

In a red scarf, worn out loafers, and a long skirt… When she comes by, tension follows. Available in white and navy blue with both a classic long skirt and a miniskirt. This set includes an elegant long style and a strong minded short hairstyle.

The long awaited new class for Granzella’s Operation: Defend Edo, the Yo-yo warrior is here! Exterminate the Mononoke using a Yo-yo. With the devious Yo-yo’s winning style, the Mononoke will be at your mercy. Hit with continuous brilliant attacks from outside the enemy’s range!

VEEMEE – Diesel Museum

Arriving last week, Diesel is proud to welcome you to the Diesel Museum and Gallery. A public space located precisely at the midpoint between Here and There. A limbo in which the physical rules that govern everyday life are cast aside like the mauve and mustard chequered sweater your Gran knitted you for Christmas last year.

To coincide with this publish Diesel are also bringing a new 15 item clothing range to PlayStation Home. The items, from the renowned Spring Summer collection, range from a selection of Diesel denims to the more exotic T-Lyy Dress with G-Diagonal Jacket and L-Vasti Jacket and Blue Denim Shirt combination items.

Those with the wisdom to comprehend the true nature of the exhibits displayed in the Museum receive a series of reward items and in doing so will open the doorway to the Diesel Gallery, a place of quiet contemplation for the select few who have the ability to see things for what they really are.

Mall Update – The Virtual Item Showcase, Volume 74

Magnus is back again, sharing with us all the hottest new items this week. Check out the video below for all the details. Enjoy this week’s Virtual Item Showcase.

See you in PlayStation Home!

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31 Comments   8 Replies

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+ Neko_Girl_Alice on February 6th, 2013 at 6:38 am said:

I want to thank Granzella from the bottom of my heart for releasing the female gang member set. So much awesome!!!!!


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+ crazy_kracker1 on February 6th, 2013 at 7:02 am said:

Konami needs to make the motorcycles faster.


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+ JILLVALENTINE333 on February 6th, 2013 at 7:28 am said:

Very nice update Sony I just wish you guys would make a Resident Evil space and outfits for us fans since you guys took out RE5 space


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+ jazzy734II on February 6th, 2013 at 7:40 am said:

Motorcycle what a luxury in Home! Thanks to Konami and Sony never hated.


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+ RocKeRGRL1212 on February 6th, 2013 at 7:55 am said:

Its been almost 4 months since the granzella sexy chain bikinis that were exclusively found at the glittering sands personal retreat apt were removed the only ones remaining are the black,gold and white when will they be returned you are taking FAR too long bring them BACK!


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+ artform-fazeone on February 6th, 2013 at 7:55 am said:

another excellent update.! a 11 out of 10.! THE FAZEONES LOUNGE / PLAYSTATION HOME.!


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+ Mermaid-KT on February 6th, 2013 at 8:00 am said:

Awesome update, thankyou, I dont know where to begin but pleased I topped up with a PSN card recently.

@ RocKeRGIRL1212 Thos bikinis disappeared but i remember finding them elsewhere. I did post on the forums as someone else was looking for them as well but i cant remember where right now, and I’m not near my PS3 to check for you. I seem to remember you could find them under the furniture tab in the Glittering Sands Private Beach. I dont know if theyre still there buy worth having a look, Good Luck :)


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+ ipaidthebills on February 6th, 2013 at 8:12 am said:

Love Arcade Cabinets! Any chance there is going to be an arcade for PS3? An Arcade Home apartment with enough slot’s for all the cab’s? Or maybe something like the Home Arcade app for VITA On PS3?


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+ Barto900Z on February 6th, 2013 at 9:32 am said:

okay so Xi Continumm is free 2 play right? cuz i want this game turned up as a F2P game as the first Xi right?


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    + Cade Peterson on February 6th, 2013 at 9:53 am said:

    Xi: Continuum is not a free to play like the original. But 47 days of an adventure (literally), plus the selection of virtual goods brings quite a ton of value for the price.


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+ Elvick_ on February 6th, 2013 at 10:36 am said:

I know it’s probably a pipe dream, but it would be great if the Arcade on Vita had some trophies. I’m fine without them, but I like showing off what I play and trophies is a way to do that easily. Since I have no idea who even checks Near, and even then it’s limited on who will see you. And the liveareas aren’t good for that in the long run either.


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    + Cade Peterson on February 6th, 2013 at 10:41 am said:

    Currently, there are no plans for trophies for these Home Arcade games, but one never knows what may come in the future.


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+ snashmabalasik on February 6th, 2013 at 10:57 am said:

trophies?

ahaha trophy adik here :p


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+ stardeth on February 6th, 2013 at 11:09 am said:

Any clue as to why there’s totally no mention of what clothing items are required to fly for the Valentine’s event in Gz? Are we REALLY just supposed to buy clothes at random and HOPE we hit the right item???


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+ The_Dukenator on February 6th, 2013 at 11:25 am said:

@Cade What’s the story on the 1.75 update? I was kinda suggesting having the save data transfer as a stand alone update to avoid issues, but dunno.


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    + Cade Peterson on February 6th, 2013 at 2:04 pm said:

    Tentatively, it’s coming next week, pending final testing. It has a lot included, so they’re being extra cautious.


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+ Gay_Angel on February 6th, 2013 at 11:41 am said:

The akward moment of asking my friend to join me on these Valentine’s Day games… again <_< haha
Here's hoping for something grand on V-Day! (Still rocking the pink wings from last year's event)
Lovely update~


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+ SnakePlissken2K on February 6th, 2013 at 12:12 pm said:

Sup Cade,
Was wondering if there is a way to unlock the Ice Breakers Cabinet in Home from using the Vita version?
Thanks in advance!!! BTW…awesome update!!!!
~Snake


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    + Cade Peterson on February 6th, 2013 at 2:08 pm said:

    It’s not currently planned, but if the games are popular enough, it’s very possible that those could see the light of day.


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+ Brunz_911 on February 6th, 2013 at 12:37 pm said:

Any News On New HCV’s Applications???


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+ RocKeRGRL1212 on February 6th, 2013 at 12:51 pm said:

@ #7 Mermaid-KT – Odd that bikinis would be in the furniture section lol but I’ll look thanks


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+ carfreak13 on February 6th, 2013 at 1:35 pm said:

Can I point out something, Cade? I know it is long overdue, but I need someone to respond to me. I never got one of my E3 rewards from 2012. Now, i posted on these forums before, and I’ve posted on the official forums, including messaging 2 of the Home Managers. Nobody has responded, nobody has nothing. I’m really upset, just because since I’ve been on Home for so long, and knowing that nobody really cares. I think I should get something for this. i have proof of everything that happened. Cade, please respond and give me some kind of good news.


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    + Cade Peterson on February 6th, 2013 at 2:11 pm said:

    Unfortunately, we cannot do anything about it at this time. Several folks had difficulty unlocking one of the rewards from the virtual E3 booth, but after investigation, it was discovered to be user error (I had to toy with it myself too, till I figured it out). I’m sorry.


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+ CodeMystics on February 6th, 2013 at 2:09 pm said:

Just a quick note to Elvick_ that you can collect reward items for Asteroids and Centipede when you play within PS Home, just not on the Home Arcade Player.

Also, there are a number of other Atari offerings new this week, including Adventure, Lunar Lander, and a combo bundle that includes the exclusive “CAT Box” (for accessing operator adjustments). Each bundle includes T-shirts and other bonus items.


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+ Lugey on February 6th, 2013 at 2:31 pm said:

Nice! Excited about the Playstation Home Arcade App! Bringing PS HOME to the Vita anytime soon?? :)


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+ Conrad_Max on February 6th, 2013 at 2:38 pm said:

There’s a lot to like about this week’s update. But my favorites are Fairytales, inspired by the concept art of normal Home user Jennifer, and the toilet from Granzella’s City of Flowers Penthouse. I will definitely keep the lid down – except when in use.


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+ erickafollie on February 6th, 2013 at 2:41 pm said:

So Update 1.75 , No more than 2 weeks right ?
Which will be Next Wednesday .


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    + Cade Peterson on February 6th, 2013 at 4:10 pm said:

    Tentatively, next week, pending final testing. It brings a lot of new features and changes, so they want to make sure it’s going to be as smooth an update as possible.


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+ shadowdragon2007 on February 6th, 2013 at 4:03 pm said:

One question about that new apartment, when i select either the mat or curtain, it won’t let me choose anyone of those. do i have to buy something or is there going to be an update to that apartment where they will add more for free?


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+ NativE-WorrioR on February 6th, 2013 at 4:51 pm said:

hi i know its final fantasys 25th birth i know it huge because 25 years WOW i was just wondering if they are going to put new outfits in there final fantasy store like the other people from final fantasy & put in some evil people to from final fantasy that be awesome


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+ JILLVALENTINE333 on February 6th, 2013 at 5:17 pm said:

@Cade when will ya’ll have Resident Evil new space and outfits?


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+ DRAGONBOTX on February 6th, 2013 at 7:57 pm said:

sorry i know off topic but went to my island hideaway personal space nice expansion but whats with the code for the whispering winds anyway of finding it any information would be great thank you in advance great update BTW


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+ Elvick_ on February 7th, 2013 at 9:06 am said:

Sidenote: The arcade app on Vita is really well made. The menus are so sexy.


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    + Cade Peterson on February 7th, 2013 at 10:30 am said:

    I think so too—quite a smooth and polished experience.


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+ SOOPERGOOMAN187 on February 7th, 2013 at 1:18 pm said:

Home needs to become a full app for Vita, seriously guys Home “Life” vita = life right. think of it as a go anywhere app and even use the near app to find other Homies in your city and around the world. I think it would be a perfect fit for Vita.


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+ the-call6 on February 8th, 2013 at 7:12 am said:

wrost place ever wat was granzella thiking when they relest the city of flowers space


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+ Elvick_ on February 8th, 2013 at 12:30 pm said:

The app doesn’t remember which view you choose though. So I hope that’s fixed in an update.


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+ ProfessorGerbik on February 12th, 2013 at 5:50 am said:

Please bring back Joust to the arcade.


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