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CydoniaX's Avatar Posted by PlayStation Home Community Manager

The world’s first console-based Alternate Reality Game starts today in PlayStation Home.

Called Xi , the adventure takes place in a series of secret areas in Home – and beyond – changing day by day, week by week, in real time. Anyone with a PLAYSTATION 3 can join in the fun for free.

To discover the mystery of Xi, simply log on to PlayStation Home and look for the graffiti on the wall in the main square. Find that, and all will be revealed….

xi graffiti

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Kamahl_rg said:

March 23rd, 2:28 pm

i dont get it :S

Wingless92 said:

March 23rd, 2:33 pm

Just silly that Sony is still working on Home when they should be working on the PSN to take down XBL. They really need to up the service for me to give a poop.

This thing was alright then I got stuck on the Holopad and couldn’t get off so I logged off. Just silly to see Sony wasting so many resources on stuff that many “not all” users will use.

I guess what I want to see is an option to load Home right from startup. I think that would be a better option and might get people more excited about it.

KillerBread said:

March 23rd, 2:37 pm

cant you just work on tv’s? the stuff we want

Wingless92 said:

March 23rd, 2:38 pm

Ahahahahah @ KillerBread

AshtonFX said:

March 23rd, 2:44 pm

I just hope you guys would incorporate home avatars in PSN ID cards(profile cards)and start implementing the trophies transaction to in-home money to buy stuff in home

Blkant said:

March 23rd, 2:49 pm

That woman’s voice when you entered is like the old announcer from Unreal Tournament 2k4, awesome :)

djFJ said:

March 23rd, 2:59 pm

Prepaid cards FOR EUROPE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sareth said:

March 23rd, 3:11 pm

Hey, so if cross game voice chat and voice messaging are in development… can I ask for one more very simple thing??

An Unread message alert? PLEASE!?
Far too many times, I get up from my PS3 to get a coffee or something, and I come back and apparently have missed a game invite or something.

If there were only the option to show in your XMB in the top right corner, or next to your battery life or -something… to show when you’ve missed a message. That would be great.

lebron_accel said:

March 23rd, 3:36 pm

SOrRy for this but wats the meaning of this. I dont quite get it.

CrystalX3D said:

March 23rd, 3:43 pm

I thought the whole Xi thing started way back in February around the time you guys did that iloveninjas contest… Or was that just the fake ARG and this is the real one? I’m so confused.

ketzler said:

March 23rd, 3:45 pm

I’m really liking this secret hub now. It’s new and it’s different! Do these events more often and we will probably see people on Playstation Home 24/7. :)

When does that EA Sports area open up?

Skypiercer722 said:

March 23rd, 3:54 pm

Interesting feature about more to do in Home. I was really looking foward to more activities but my PS3 is out of commission right now, some luck. How long will XI last becase I dont want to miss out on this.

KingOfHearts said:

March 23rd, 3:58 pm

Good job guys!

twooh said:

March 23rd, 4:00 pm

People actually use Home?

collision236 said:

March 23rd, 4:08 pm

So Xi is Home’s first Real Event? Its a game right?

Thoraxe474 said:

March 23rd, 4:13 pm

I wish i had time to investigate. I really wish Home would give us the Watchmen costumes. I’m a huge watchmen fan and liked it way before the movie was announced. When I found out that the Watchmen costumes were UK only I was and am very upset.

S-E-G said:

March 23rd, 4:29 pm

cyd, your can’t be still playing Xi, took me 5 minutes to solve the first puzzle, so how does this work exactly, we do one puzzle a day or can we solve the whole thing right away? if it’s a puzzle a day, then i have nothing else to do in home after solving the first, boring!!!
next puzzle is “coming soon”, or “right around the corner” i guess

Deathrock said:

March 23rd, 4:36 pm

this is the 3rd Time i keep getting network error D021 the connection to server was lost, anyone else getting this error or am i just that special hah

Deathrock said:

March 23rd, 4:46 pm

I guess i was special i just rebooted my ps3 and it all works fine now

isolatebody said:

March 23rd, 4:56 pm

I’m still wondering why the letters on the scraps of paper look similar to the America’s Funniest Home Videos logo…………mmmmmm I’m keep an I on Tom.

jaijai said:

March 23rd, 5:04 pm

Ok so none of the stuff works for me ,only the video clip runs and yes ive found all the 3 pieces and cant log on to the afk site .What the hell am i the only 1

Dardantuan said:

March 23rd, 5:27 pm

Home… I won’t complain because it’s free. But remember, you get what you pay for.

Ringwraith said:

March 23rd, 5:39 pm

I love my PS3, but I think Sony just needs to write Home off. It is really a waste of resources. Just make the XMB function with Party Chat and other features. Please stop dumping money and time into the failure that is Home.

WarDragon989 said:

March 23rd, 5:40 pm

Cool i wish i could check this out but i keep getting:

Name lookup failure /HUBPS3_SVML/unity/start.jsp


This normally happens when i am also unable to access the playstation store as well.

I’ll have to wait a while before i can try this out

shystie1 said:

March 23rd, 5:46 pm

CydoniaX replied on March 23, 2009 at 12:32 pm

All that stuff is still in development, game launching started with Warhawk and should be supported by all future game spaces now. It takes time, but we haven’t forgotten about all the stuff that our users really want!

So Cyd when you said that did you mean that game launching will only work in game spaces for that game. For example game launching will only work for Killzone 2 until after their in a Killzone space, a patch for Killzone 2 and only when your in the Killzone space. So you would not be able to do it in the Bowling Alley?

PS: Did you ever find time for the those donuts?

DevilDog273 said:

March 23rd, 6:04 pm

Ok eventually & this is a good sighn that it will Home will become somthing cool and usefull. But Im left out to dry because me like a ideot when I made my acount didnt make it that I was already 18 so it wont let me in; even though Im 18 now. Please can someone help. Online name DevilDog273

Midgetguy said:

March 23rd, 6:27 pm

I hadn’t heard of Xi before this post, but I have got to say that I am GREATLY impressed! I’m really hoping that I can do some more of those tasks tomorrow though!

Xi is EXTREMELY fun and addicting! I was totally bummed when I finished all of the tasks for today! :)


DNAgent said:

March 23rd, 6:52 pm

XI at least makes up for that 50 Cent garbage that is up on Home now. If XI will be getting daily updates (hopefully other Home stuff too) then it will have me coming back to it everyday.

Ultima_Z_ said:

March 23rd, 7:22 pm

Does anyone on the Sony team have any information on the next firmware update for the PS3? Like dates, information, ect.

LeweiSe said:

March 23rd, 7:23 pm

I have a very simple request nothing to big, I just want the Photo Gallery icon to be moved below the Playlist icon so that it will end up being bellow the XMB Photo cause it bugs me where its at, it feels like its in the wrong place. Hope you’ll move them around on the next update I know its dumb to ask but I’m a need freak and the icons just feel out of place the way there set up. Thank you……..

Eduardoska said:

March 23rd, 7:37 pm

I cant log into home since the playstation store update the thursday when it was down…

After i log in playstation home, i can see the message of the day, and after the progress bar says updating purchased items, appears the legend “There has been a problem downloading content”
So i deleted the profile save and the one in game data and i cant login in any of my ps3 accounts
any suggestions?

SCRODE said:

March 23rd, 8:05 pm

what is jess favorite band

syk1288 said:

March 23rd, 8:16 pm


It’s not just Voice chat cross games.

It would be great to have it at all times until you end the private chat session.

DropD said:

March 23rd, 8:34 pm

@132 do you think if you ask it will be the automatic answer? someone will just give you a clue or something?

SWANN said:

March 23rd, 8:55 pm

Hi Cydonia,

I forgot to mention something to you earlier.
Please don’t forget Cross Game Invites as well. We all want this feature & need it! Thanks


MAN_DuDe said:

March 23rd, 8:57 pm

Cyd i mean i know this request has spent ages lying on ur desks but please can someone tell us when will we be getting in game music seriously if were gonna send voice msg’s while online why not play music too and xmb music not the press ‘right’2 million times burnout kind :P there’s probably somethin im missing but it just sounds simple to me anyway thx xD

BurgerTyme said:

March 23rd, 9:20 pm

Yay, but can you please bring back Voice Chat? I just don’t get much desire to play around on Home without it.

Xerox_831 said:

March 23rd, 9:25 pm


MegadethAndy said:

March 23rd, 9:37 pm

Keep getting disconnected and have to watch the laggy video over again.
I only ever have this problem with Home.

chubigans said:

March 23rd, 10:40 pm

@Xerox, never. That was patented by Microsoft so devs have to decide whether or not to add custom tracks to their game.

Awesome HOME space by the way! I love it so far.

Jayoz88 said:

March 24th, 12:09 am

Xi is pretty interesting…finally there is something to do besides bowling and pool in this D@mn app…Ps HOme is the s*yt!..let the fw updates and the games keep rolling!!!

Ivan_Krazy said:

March 24th, 12:40 am

I keep getting a ‘Network Error. The connection to the server was lost D5021’.
What is this? It keeps happening as I enter the Hub!

ShadowPelican said:

March 24th, 1:04 am

1) XMB – [SIX-PERSON!!] Voice Chat across games
2) XMB – Voice messaging(30 sec clip)
3) HOME[AND XMB] – Game Launching[AND PARTY-SYSTEM] for all games

Caemgen said:

March 24th, 1:07 am

CydoniaX, I love you.

Finally a confirmation regarding cross-game voicechat.

Could you perhaps tell us when we can be expecting this feature?

And, If you let me, I would like to suggest something regarding the in-game XMB:

– Please remove all the icons/tabs that can’t be used. I reckon it would also save you guys some RAM-memory.
– Please add a sound when receiving a message.
– When notified of a new message, please let us go directly to the message when we press the PS-button.
– Please let us create groups in the Friends-tab so we can arrange our Friends (‘Clan’, ‘Family’, ‘Friends’, ‘Killzone 2 players’ etc).

Thanks a lot!

ShadowPelican said:

March 24th, 1:08 am

PRIORITY #1: let’s get PSN to match every feature on XBL:
-Voice messages (at least up to 15 sec)
-Party-system (link with upto 8 ppl to launch into games together and stay on a dedicated voice chat channel)
-View Friends’ Friends

PRIORITY #2: let’s get PS Home to have all the functionalities mentioned above PLUS media sharing. AND FOR GOD’S SAKE REDUCE RELOCATION AND STARTUP LOAD TIMES IN HOME!!!

ShadowPelican out.

Caemgen said:

March 24th, 1:09 am

Also: If you add some sort of gamelaunching/game-joining/party-system in Home, PLEASE let us also use it through the XMB, so we don’t HAVE to boot up Home first (too much loading screens before we’re in the same room with Friends!).

BitRunner said:

March 24th, 1:24 am

This Xi stuff is pretty fun, just gotta be sure to get up early enough in the mornings to do all the new puzzles before people post spoilers everywhere lol. :D

shamska said:

March 24th, 3:22 am

I’m intrigued. Indeed :)

VenomXv said:

March 24th, 3:35 am

1) XMB – Voice Chat across games
2) XMB – Voice messaging(30 sec clip)
3) HOME – Game Launching for all games

#1 & 2 confirmed? I hope they work across all games that support in-game XMB. I could understand if #3 didn’t since games would need to have Home support.

I agree with 144.

“- Please remove all the icons/tabs that can’t be used. I reckon it would also save you guys some RAM-memory.
– Please add a sound when receiving a message.
– When notified of a new message, please let us go directly to the message when we press the PS-button.
– Please let us create groups in the Friends-tab so we can arrange our Friends (’Clan’, ‘Family’, ‘Friends’, ‘Killzone 2 players’ etc).”

We definitely need a sound notification if we get a new message while in-game. Also the ability to see our custom XMB while in-game.

steve2k7 said:

March 24th, 3:45 am

@ chubigans does this patent actually exist though? Has Sony or Microsoft confirmed it’s existance? Even if the patent does exist it only means Sony can’t deliver custom soundtracks the same way Microsoft does. I do believe giving the option to developers to include custom soundtracks is pointless. Ok, quite a few games support it now, but there are still dozens more that don’t. Instead of giving it to developers, why can’t Sony give us custom soundtracks direct from the XMB **or** if this patent does exist, why can’t we select custom soundtracks from the PSP, IPod, Home or Life with Playstation and then launch a game. If there is some technical issue to do with the PS3 then why can’t Sony make custom soundtracks mandatory like they have with trophies. Custom soundtracks is just as important as trophies in my view. I for one want to listen to my vast music collection when playing racing games such as Gran Turismo 5 Prologue and Race Driver GRID.

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