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PlayStation Home Releases v1.60 + Weekly Update

Locust_Star's Avatar + Posted by Locust_Star on Dec 07, 2011

This Thursday, December 8th, we will release the latest update to the PlayStation Home client. PlayStation Home version 1.60 delivers a wealth of improvements and updates to the core client, not the least of which is a doubling of the item placement limit in personal spaces! Here’s a look at what’s coming to you as part of PlayStation Home v1.60:

How to Apply the v1.60 Patch
If you are upgrading from an old version of Home (v1.40 or earlier) then when you attempt to apply the v1.60 patch please wait for the orange “hard drive activity” light to stop flashing on your PS3 before commencing the patching process.

NEW FEATURES

    Furniture Placement Limit
    We have doubled the furniture placement limit in personal spaces and clubhouses from 50 to 100 items.
    Standard and active furniture limits have been merged into the same system. Currently all actives take up 22 furniture slots in the new system. Thus you can now place a variety of different combinations:

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Sodium2 Payback Comes to PlayStation Home + Weekly Update

Locust_Star's Avatar + Posted by Locust_Star on Nov 23, 2011

Attn: Sodium 2 racers! PlayStation Home’s exclusive hyper-speed futuristic racing game will receive a huge update this week with new rewards, rivalries and explosive launch boosts. Beginning on Thursday, November 24th, players will be able to unlock up to 28 unique rewards by reaching new XP levels in Sodium 2 (those of you’ve who’ve already made it to the top of the game will also be rewarded these items upon entering the Sodium 2 launch grid). We’re also excited to introduce the new Rivals system, which expands your multiplayer experience by allowing you to go head-to-head against any other player in the scene as well as the last 20 players you’ve challenged in multiplayer mode – no friends list required. Finally, we’ve added another way for you to gain an advantage over your opponents with the Sodium 2 Launch Boost system. Time things right and you’ll receive an explosive boost off the starting grid allowing you to surge ahead of your competitors and seize the lead!

The final phase of the Turkey Chase game will be released in Pier Park this week. This classic game pits players against a horde of wily turkeys in a cat and mouse chase complete with brand new rewards. Catch them all, you will unlock Thanksgiving-themed rewards that are sure to make you an object of envy amongst your peers. Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in true PlayStation Home style with this ridiculous(ly fun) game!

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PlayStation Home Update: Scribble Shooter and Fall Blowout Sale

Locust_Star's Avatar + Posted by Locust_Star on Nov 09, 2011

This Thursday, November 10th PlayStation Home will be updated with a variety of virtual items, exclusive videos, expansions to popular community events, and even a huge upgrade to one of the most popular games on the platform. Those of you that own the mega-popular Scribble Shooter – the top-down, shoot ‘em up arcade-style game known for its addictive gameplay and unique art style – will now be able to share the game with your friends. This additional functionality was developed based upon the feedback of the PlayStation Home community, and we’re proud to release this totally free upgrade to all Scribble Shooter fans effective immediately. Enjoy!

Players that go to the newly-opened Pier Park will find that a new level of the classic Turkey Chase event has been released complete with brand new rewards. For those unfamiliar with this PlayStation Home tradition, the premise is simple: In celebration of the impending Turkey Day, players that approach the gathering of turkeys in Pier Park will enter into a game wherein you chase a bunch of wily turkeys around the space (word to the wise: these turkeys are quite cunning so you’d better bring appropriate footwear).

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PlayStation Home Redesign Coming This Thursday

Locust_Star's Avatar + Posted by Locust_Star on Nov 02, 2011

The next stage of PlayStation Home‘s evolution will arrive on your PS3 this Thursday, November 3rd. This enormous update integrates games, quests, community events and user-generated content, while providing players with additional navigation, shopping, socialization, and entertainment options.

This massive PlayStation Home redesign will launch with a number of new, free-to-play games, including:

  • Bootleggers ’29: Set in the seedy underbelly of the Roaring Twenties, this PlayStation Home exclusive first-person shooter found in the Action District pits cops vs. criminals in a Prohibition-era game of Capture the Cask. Boasting real-time multiplayer action, a variety of vintage weapons and unlockable rewards, and the unique ability to play as your PlayStation Home avatar, Bootleggers ’29 is a 100% free-to-play game that introduces a classic narrative to the modern shooter genre.
  • PlayStation Home Hold ‘Em: A series of backroom poker tables hosted in the brand new Sportswalk district…

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Celebrate Halloween In PlayStation Home

Locust_Star's Avatar + Posted by Locust_Star on Oct 26, 2011

Darkness falls on Central Plaza this week, as ghosts and ghouls alike rise from their graves and converge upon PlayStation Home for an evil event full of unspeakable horrors beyond what the human mind can fathom. We have tons of spooktacular content coming just in time for this weekend’s Halloween festivities, so log in to PlayStation Home this Thursday, October 27th and check out this monstrous update!

The celebration begins with the launch of Aurora v1.3 and continues with some devilish community events courtesy of nDreams. Visit Aurora on Friday, October 28th to start the nDreams’ Halloween competition; visit the space on Monday, October 31st and join the nDreams team for their 19-hour “Around-the-World” Halloween party. Whizzing around the globe on their broomsticks, nDreams staff will be hosting the Truly Terrifying Quiz in Aurora and handing out some spellbinding prizes. The party starts in the dead hours of the morning on October 31st and ends shortly before the clock strikes midnight – so log in to PlayStation Home this Hallows Eve to take part in this special nDreams event!

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Home Update: New Challenges for UNCHARTED 3 Total Game Integration and Fortune Hunter

Locust_Star's Avatar + Posted by Locust_Star on Oct 19, 2011

The UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Total Game Integration Event continues this week in PlayStation Home, with new challenges and rewards unlocking this Thursday, October 20th. UNCHARTED 3: Fortune Hunter is the latest Total Game Integration event allowing players to unlock exclusive content in UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception directly from PlayStation Home.

This exclusive game experience is only available in PlayStation Home. Log in today to play the Fortune Hunter game – a third-person adventure game hosted in a partial recreation of the Yemen level from the UNCHARTED 3 multiplayer mode.

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This Week in PlayStation Home: Salt Shooter Public Game Space, Aurora 1.2 & More!

Locust_Star's Avatar + Posted by Locust_Star on Oct 05, 2011

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Calling all Sodium fans! This Thursday, October 6th Lockwood will unveil a SodiumOne Salt Shooter public game space. This new version of the classic tank combat shooter comes with a selection of exclusive rewards, a new interactive gallery of enemy units, and connections to Sodium2. Head into the Salt Shooter public game space when it launches tomorrow to play SodiumOne and collect new rewards. Also, be sure to log in this Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th to take advantage of Lockwood’s SodiumOne Double Resources weekend event. Players that enter the Salt Shooter public game space will receive double resources that can be converted to Sodium credits and used to buy items from the Sodium Hub and upgrades in Sodium2!

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PlayStation Home Update 1.55 Coming Thursday

Locust_Star's Avatar + Posted by Locust_Star on Sep 28, 2011

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This Thursday, September 29th, we will release the latest update to the PlayStation Home client. PlayStation Home version 1.55 delivers a brand new start-up experience, updates to the Wardrobe and Furniture browser, and general enhancements that will result in improved stability and smoother operation. Here’s a look at what’s coming as part of PlayStation Home 1.55:

How to Apply the 1.55 Patch

If you are upgrading from an old version of Home (1.40 or earlier) then when you attempt to apply the 1.55 patch please wait for the orange “hard drive activity” light to stop flashing on your PS3 before commencing the patching process.

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