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Xi Has Moved into the Real World

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The console-based adventure, Xi, isn’t just on the PlayStation 3 – it’s now happening in real life!

In the game, players have been finding dozens of clues to piece together the story. So far, the puzzles have all been in PlayStation Home or online in a series of websites. But now, clues are also appearing on billboards around the world.

Thousands of players are now working together, across borders and languages, to share information and solve this latest puzzle.

To join in the fun and maybe help solve the mystery, visit

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nummerfjorten said:

April 1st, 11:32 am

Simply amazing. I hope sony do something great with this. I really do.

GamerMoney said:

April 1st, 11:33 am

WOAH, it’s Jess!!!

King0fHearts2007 said:

April 1st, 11:33 am

We have to save Jess! Save Jess save the world!

Belazor said:

April 1st, 11:34 am

This is quite a cool concept, I’m glad to be a part of it =D

GamerMoney said:

April 1st, 11:34 am

cyd kidnapped her lol

darth_sappy23 said:

April 1st, 11:37 am

wow, im glad to see sony doin some great things. i cant wait to see where this Xi thing goes.

Link01 said:

April 1st, 11:39 am

Too bad this has nothing to do in Florida :p… where I live…

But I would like to hear about 2.7’s possible in game IMing feature…… referenced by theSixthAxis:)

DMAPacket said:

April 1st, 11:41 am

Absolutely incredible.

Everyday now it’s hop into Home and update on what new stuff is going in in Xi. Work on the latest puzzels and info. Read about it in the forums.

Then hang out with friends in the central plaza, check out the latest game or movie trailer. Head over to the Mall and check out the latest Pulse. Maybe pickup some new clothes for a couple bucks.

Not to mention the heading over to the latest spaces like air racing or guitar hero with friends.

Home has turned out to be beyond our wildest dreams of a gaming online world. Absolutely amazing job Sony. I can’t believe how insane Home will be six months to a year from now if it already is this good.

Absolutely laughable that Microsoft is forcing people to pay 50 dollars a year for laggy P2P gaming and those stupid little 2D Nintendo Mii ripoffs.

TheNukes said:

April 1st, 11:42 am

Xi Rocks and Jess is cute!

btw for anyone that didnt catch that at the end

Viale Cassala

41 Degrees – 21’59.31″N
2 Degrees 08’15.76″E

41.891392, 12.515689

guess thats where that board is?

GamerMoney said:

April 1st, 11:45 am

(crowd chants) XI!! XI!!! XI!!!

jazzyrider said:

April 1st, 11:47 am

Cool Xi!

EvoAnubis said:

April 1st, 11:48 am

Oooo . . . this is getting fun now! Let’s see what’s going on here….

WindedHero said:

April 1st, 11:49 am

Whatever those Lat/Long coords are, they are just southeast of Vatican City.

dwight123 said:

April 1st, 11:49 am

Ea Sports space coming out soon?

nummerfjorten said:

April 1st, 11:50 am

Geis 20
41.891391, 12.515689
Viale Cassala

I got that aswell from the end of the video. Now to try and decipher it…

DeforMAKulizer said:

April 1st, 11:50 am

Truly awesome!
Thanks Cyd as always!!! =D

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    CydoniaX said:

    April 1st, 1:49 pm

    You\’re welcome, and thank you all for playing Xi!

WindedHero said:

April 1st, 11:53 am

There are some clues on the article also titled “Xi Has Moved into the Real World” :

11.08 from Edinburgh, 15.22 from Crewe. (Hover over the image of Xi Jess)

Ackers11 said:

April 1st, 11:53 am

april fools… nah – i need to go check this out in home

Ftwrthtx said:

April 1st, 11:53 am

This is the hardest puzzle to date. I wonder how much harder they can get.

NiavlysUS said:

April 1st, 11:53 am

If you do a little search on the web, someone took a picture of that board located in Waterloo, between a train station and a bridge I believe.

tolkienfanatic said:

April 1st, 11:55 am

Hahaha I called it, totally an ARG all the way.

GGCAN said:

April 1st, 11:55 am

Hey TheNukes…thanks for your comment….actually had to go back a couple of times to see what you mentioned and yes, it’s there.

poisonedsodapop said:

April 1st, 11:58 am

Interesting but aren’t the billboards only in Europe? That’s what I gathered from the site. Unless this is an April Fool’s joke.

TailsTheCat said:

April 1st, 11:59 am


WindedHero said:

April 1st, 12:00 pm

XIJess dot com features a frameset, which is in turn hosted at www dot ndreams dot com… ndreams dot com main page has an article about XI…

“‘Xi’, our first-party PS3 project launched on Monday March 23rd in Europe and North America. To take part, load up PlayStation®Home (which is on the PS3 main menu bar), and find the graffiti tag in Home Square/Central Plaza. Expect LOTS of different things opening up as the story unfolds :)”

drdre74 said:

April 1st, 12:00 pm

Jess is beautiful i want to have many many children with her.

StalkingSilence said:

April 1st, 12:02 pm

Anyone checked the Lat/Long on Google Earth?

mckg123456789 said:

April 1st, 12:02 pm

i really dont get this event lol i solved 1 puzzle in the Hub and it didn’t give me info as in to solve the other puzzles and the weird thing is that it was putting a pic together, but it is fun solving the puzzles with friends and knowing that im not the onlyone trying to solve the Xi puzzles in HOME, this event sound cool ill check it out lol

Wollan said:

April 1st, 12:07 pm

Xi is great. Everyone should try it out.

The_Punisher111 said:

April 1st, 12:09 pm

Ok …. i think there taking it over-the-top now
Cmon … what if 360 Fanboy saw that? They would tear that shiznet down!!

StalkingSilence said:

April 1st, 12:11 pm

“Xi Has Moved into The Real World” – title was misleading, sorry to any MTV fanatics that thought we’d have an 8th member in the house. ;)

Homer-BY said:

April 1st, 12:11 pm

sorry for offtop,but whats about new Playstation Eye Games? There is no good games for ps eye.

TakiFuGu said:

April 1st, 12:13 pm

PS Home is sooo lost!

All I want is game launching.

The_Punisher111 said:

April 1st, 12:15 pm

Are you serious?!

GamerMoney said:

April 1st, 12:16 pm

XI!!! XI!!! XI!!!

good job on home

commedieu said:

April 1st, 12:22 pm

can people stop spoiling everything? jesus.

spongepimp1 said:

April 1st, 12:29 pm

screw all this crap what we really need is a ps3 firmware update its april cmon

wallhugger said:

April 1st, 12:32 pm

Xi is amazing it’s currently the only reason why I log into home.

lakaiHIGH said:

April 1st, 12:36 pm

i sure hope Jess is okay XD lol this is a great campaign for home. i love it and wish there was more of this kinda stuff in home.


TakiFuGu said:

April 1st, 12:38 pm

Does anybody know when the SingStar trophy patch goes live?

Darkos87 said:

April 1st, 12:40 pm

save the cheerleader save the world

Dehshizknight said:

April 1st, 12:41 pm

This is pretty sweet. Yeah, I live in Florida as well. Not only that, but Bay County which is generally a small, unpopular area.

Lugoves said:

April 1st, 12:45 pm

Check out compilation of clues on this face book site. Anyone got eyes on the ground in spain? Figure it’s the intersection described on my map [See page]

sobedude said:

April 1st, 12:49 pm

haha april fools right? jk… so i google earthed the coordinates and its in Spain. at an intersection at some roundabout in some place called Barcelona. too bad i live in Cali

Wilester said:

April 1st, 1:01 pm

There’s one of these billboards where I live (Birmingham, UK).

It says:


Gunwing said:

April 1st, 1:01 pm

Um………. Sony dose know that that name is also used by the now “former” Black Watter Mercs who fight and kill US troops and Iraqi civilans daliy in Iraq right?

Not a good name to call your selfs considering that Bush funded them, and even backed them with US army uniforms.

Might want to change your game name, and you talk to the show a bit more about this issue.

QCVic said:

April 1st, 1:16 pm

@ 45

So What? There is a dice game called Xi for playstation. Should they change their name because of this issue? Oh yeah I also forgot:

The Greek letter Xi

The Xi River

There Xi computer corperation

…..I can keep going :)

“Xi” has been around before this issue. I don’t think that they should change the name just because of it

…..anyway back to the subject This mystery game is getting betting as it grows. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Zookey said:

April 1st, 1:17 pm

Wow. You guys got class! I like this marketing campaign hehehehehe! PLEASE MORE LIKE IT THANKS MUCH!

CrimsonFox13 said:

April 1st, 1:18 pm

This is pretty cool… O.o…

Wow. This is big, isn’t it?

usjvc said:

April 1st, 1:27 pm

My gosh, this third mission is really hard….i simply cannot imagine what we’ll get for the very last mission..hopefully it won’t be something like ‘a real-life butterfly in hidden somewhere in the world, find it’

Other than that, massive kudos to Ndreams for turning Home, a boring 3D application in which i logged no more than 2 hours in total, into a very interesting and addicting application/game. And they are only scratching the surface of what Home could possibly deliver!

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