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Huge PlayStation Home Update: Midway 2, MAGIC: The Gathering, Ameratsu & Winter Wonderland & More!!!

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Attn: Midway fans. This Thursday, December 9th we pull back the curtains on the Midway 2 game space. An annex to the Midway complex, Midway 2 introduces ten brand-spankin’ new games and 100 new prizes (plus a grand prize for winning all ten levels of all 20 games in both Midway 1 and 2). Purchase the Golden Ticket (which grants you 50 tokens; one token = one play) and then tackle hilarious new games such as Kitty Cannon, Half Cocked, and Tee’d Off, unlocking prizes at each level until you become a master of the massive carnival known as the Midway – only available in PlayStation Home.


Available this week from the LOOT store in the PlayStation Home Mall, the Ameratsu Yacht personal space is a full-on luxury party vessel that allows you to cruise the high seas while watching select videos with your friends. Take advantage of LOOT’s Entertainment on Demand (EOD) system to watch tons of great new content with your friends. As the Amaterasu glides through the crystal blue tropical waters, catch sight of the sea life that plays in the waves. Sharks are included, but other sea life can be unlocked as well. Watch the video below to learn more and then shoot on over to the LOOT store on Thursday and spoil yourself with the new Ameratsu Yacht.



Head to the delightfully festive Central Plaza this week and kick off your Holiday celebration by approaching the teleporter that leads to the Winter Wonderland event space. A snowy location filled with games and rewards galore, the Winter Wonderland serves as Santa’s home base. Help the elves with their holiday tasks in exchange for presents (duties change often, so be sure to visit the Winter Wonderland every day between now and the 25th). And while you are there, be sure to check out the Winter Market and get your picture taken (the photo elf will even throw in a free picture frame!)

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In other news, we will be putting the mega-popular Dragon’s Green on sale in celebration of the winter holidays beginning Thursday, December 9th. Visit the Dragon’s Green space via the Featured Games section on your Navigator and pick up the Golden Ticket at a reduced price of $2.99 (or grab the 30-Day Voucher for the low price of $0.99)!

This Thursday, December 9th, in celebration of the recent release of Tron: Evolution, we are launching a truly awesome Tron personal space – a highly interactive environment full of Tron-themed games that is exclusive to PlayStation Home. In addition to this special space, we will also be releasing a host of Tron clothing and virtual items in the PlayStation Home Mall. So be sure to visit PlayStationHome this Thursday to pick up this exclusive personal space and complete your Tron collection!

We have an epic event scheduled for this Friday, December 10th. Members of the creative team behind the hit Adult Swim show Robot Chicken will be in the Gamer’s Lounge between the hours of 3:00pm and 5:00pm PST (5:00pm and 7:00pm EST) playing games of Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planewalkers with the PlayStation Home community. Come out and meet Doug Goldstein (co-writer and co-executive producer), Mike Fasolo (Writer, Voice Actor, and Creative Director), Hugh Sterbakov (Writer of the Emmy-nominated Star Wars: Robot Chicken special), and the one and only Clare Grant (Voice Actress for Robot Chicken and star of Black Snake Moan and Showtime’s Masters of Horror series). Challenge members of the team to a duel in Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planewalkers and try to be one of the first to earn the limited Spellslinger trophy!

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Starting this Thursday, December 9th, you will be able travel around PlayStationHome with a brand new companion – Steve, the lovable pet monkey from Columbia Pictures’ Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Pick up the Steve companion from the LOOT store (just remember to keep him far away from your stash of Gummy Bears…)

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Speaking of new items, the PlayStation Home Mall gets an update this week with new furniture items from the LOOT store (including new items for your Ghostbusters personal space), additional Spelunker HD and Dragon’s Lair items, rock star costumes, festive musical stockings for your personal space, and brand new Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 costumes.

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Last but certainly not least, the PlayStation Home Community Theater debuts the new HomeCast Rewind series this week. In the premiere episode, host HearItWow tells you how to get the most out of the 1.4 client update – offering a “How To” focused on the new Chat and Storage features – and takes a look at some must-have items. Also playing this week in the Community Theater is episode 6 of the legendary GamerIndepth “Shout Outs” (which includes an interview with our very own GlassWalls). Visit the PlayStation Home Theater this week to watch these fantastic new videos, and while you are there be sure to catch up on the latest episodes of The Tester 2 and Replay with Doc: Cast Offs.

See you in Home!

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SpyDudeFX said:

December 8th, 1:45 pm

Are we getting the Plus Club here? SingStar store? Everyone wants to know. Great update, can’t wait.

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    Locust_Star said:

    December 8th, 2:12 pm

    More SingStar updates are coming to SCEA. There are no plans to release a Plus space in SCEA at this time.

    Glad you like the update. We’re pretty stoked about it over here!

brad74111 said:

December 8th, 1:46 pm

Sounds awesome

Conrad_Max said:

December 8th, 1:47 pm

Perfect. Thank you, sir.

G-Force08 said:

December 8th, 1:48 pm

Pretty nice update. Cool stuff. Hopefully my (constant) suggestions on the forums will be taken into consideration sometime.

SpyDudeFX said:

December 8th, 1:48 pm

I saw a black cat companion in the video, is that coming tomorrow? lol

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    Locust_Star said:

    December 8th, 2:13 pm

    What black cat? ;)

cuterena said:

December 8th, 1:49 pm

Winter Wonderland should be much better than the tree fiasco. And, Midway 2? What a nice sounding update.

PaperCarrier said:

December 8th, 1:50 pm

The videos in the Hollywood space never worked for me so I don’t expect the videos from this week’s new loot space to work for me either. Nice update though, I’m looking forward to the new midway, winter wonderland and other cool things coming.

LiLBlueEyes said:

December 8th, 1:55 pm

Oh w0w I love the winter wonderland,,,
the prizes were so great,,,
And Midway 2 – thanks Home managers,, Santa couldn’t have done it better,,

SeLFMaDE said:

December 8th, 1:55 pm

It’s great that Home has so much content and stuff to BUY. However, to me Home is a big disappointment because so much of the stuff is just for show. I don’t want to buy a monkey just to follow me around for attention. MAKE IT USEFUL IN SOME MEANINGFUL WAY! Outfits should give some kind of benefit. Maybe certain shirts should give me an edge in bowling, golfing, flying, etc.?

yazter said:

December 8th, 1:58 pm

No Plus space? :(

Elex163 said:

December 8th, 1:59 pm

Happy 2 Year Anniversary, Playstation HOME!!

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    Locust_Star said:

    December 8th, 2:15 pm

    Thank you! We’re only 3 days away from the official anniversary. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements ;)

KarateChampChad said:

December 8th, 1:59 pm

Great update, will be looking forward to Winter Wonderland and Midway 2. Sweet! :D

al2009man said:

December 8th, 2:03 pm

Good update but are we going to get the hudson update? EU got the update?

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    Locust_Star said:

    December 8th, 2:16 pm

    There no Hudson updates scheduled for this week. However, updates to the space are coming very soon.

Sophronia said:

December 8th, 2:03 pm

-shocked- So many spaces, wow! Looks fun!

Sophronia said:

December 8th, 2:04 pm

OMG, LOOT delivers another awesome space!

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    Locust_Star said:

    December 8th, 2:22 pm

    You have to see this space to believe it. From the ability to navigate the ship to the video functionality to the unlockable sea life, I have to say this is one of my favorite spaces to ever release in Home – personal OR public!

XxadrammelechXx said:

December 8th, 2:07 pm

omg guys just wow staff,devs, LS,GW,jack and anyone who runs this GREAT thing u built called PS home i thank you for this mindblowing update u guys packed in here.what a christmas present!!!!!! O_O nothing but thanks this week LS hehe havea great day staff u guys rock and i have always been behind u guys from day one. *applauds* take care hommies yay for 2morw WOOT WOOT!!!!!!
~Buzz

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    Locust_Star said:

    December 8th, 2:22 pm

    Thanks, Buzz! Happy Holidays to you!

jedidurb said:

December 8th, 2:07 pm

DANG this is one of the BEST updates ive seen. This is really Cool.to bad i wont be able to see ittill my grades improve T_T You guys just keep getting better and better! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

iTofuMan said:

December 8th, 2:08 pm

Sharks in a Personal space? i LOVE sharks

I am so getting this space tomorrow i love PsHome!

SpyDudeFX said:

December 8th, 2:09 pm

Oh yeah are we getting the 2009 or new 2010 Winterland rewards? And what about the 2nd Anniversary shirt?

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    Locust_Star said:

    December 8th, 2:23 pm

    New rewards!

    What shirt? ;)

jedidurb said:

December 8th, 2:09 pm

I LOVE ROBOT CHICKEN!!!! There gonna have a STAR WARS ROBOTE CHICKEN EP3 SOON!! YAY

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    Locust_Star said:

    December 8th, 2:24 pm

    Be sure to log in on Friday to meet the guys and gals from Robot Chicken. It’s going to be a truly epic event!

SgtRufus said:

December 8th, 2:09 pm

Will we ever be able to use Home avatars outside of Home? As characters in real games or other applications? You know…like the other systems allow you to do?

PaperCarrier said:

December 8th, 2:09 pm

How do I get my theaters to play videos in my LOOT Hollywood Hills house??? If the videos won’t play there, chances are they won’t play in the LOOT Ameratsu Yacht so I won’t buy it.

DeathStrike35 said:

December 8th, 2:09 pm

Help yellow light!

JLP_M said:

December 8th, 2:11 pm

Wow, Seriously home gets better and better. I always say that because it does! I’m going to get that monkey!

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    Locust_Star said:

    December 8th, 2:24 pm

    Me too. Steve is rad!

SpyDudeFX said:

December 8th, 2:12 pm

PaperCarrier Using a router? trying putting your PS3 in DMZ on your router because needed ports for streaming might be blocked.

MISSMORPHINEx said:

December 8th, 2:12 pm

oh snap.. something tells me ima be spending a lot of money tomorrow *run to local GS n buy a a psn card* oh btw locust… are you guys re adding last year’s xmas outfits?.. i noticed u mentioned a “winter market” but u didnt mention anything about clothes…

PaperCarrier said:

December 8th, 2:14 pm

@SpyDude streamed videos work anywhere else but in that particular space for me.

deadjam421 said:

December 8th, 2:15 pm

hey Star are we going to be able to watch full movies on that boat? I saw smurfs in the video lololol looks cool I just hope theres no problems with bufereing. I would hate to invite some of my friends over only to find that they have to buffer every 5 seconds

axeguy said:

December 8th, 2:15 pm

Wow… Really its sad to actually let you and your management team that even though you are putting up new spaces and trying hard to do a good job, you really arent… Not because i want to sound mean but by now you probably knw what i am gonna say , but i cant believe i hav to post the same thing over n over… And the funny thing you dont even bother actually giving at least an honest answer other than just “stay tuned” so here i go again, WHEN ARE WE FINALLY GOING TO GET NEW CASUAL CLOTHES , from threads, lockwood and geez Diesel hasnt been UPDATED IN A YEAR!!!! Really mn if i ask you for that its because trust me I WILL BUY them, feel free to check my account n see how many items i hav, but with no clothing updates for people to buy its hard for Home to make the cash…lol , lets see if you reply.

cobrafang said:

December 8th, 2:15 pm

Midway is by FAR my favorite place in Home.

reubensitos said:

December 8th, 2:17 pm

That Midway 2 song/video was hilarious. Love it. I hope that plays in the Midway space :)

deadjam421 said:

December 8th, 2:22 pm

hmmm axeguy I thought threads last update was for the Playground… and that wasnt too long ago. It would be nice to see new casual clothes I agree. Although they have added alot in the past 5 months. Thats not a year lol

mixedkidbx said:

December 8th, 2:23 pm

WOOT!!!

I want that Magic the Gathering Spellslinger trophy soo bad!!!!

MaverickStar7 said:

December 8th, 2:24 pm

Wow, great update. I can’t watch to check it out. Keep up the good work.

deadjam421 said:

December 8th, 2:24 pm

besides that you know the management team doesnt own home. Its up to the dev team. not the managers. If I was a manager I would ignore you more than they have. You wouldnt get a “stayed tuned” you would get a jebus man, calm down” from me

Haskell420 said:

December 8th, 2:25 pm

AWESOME UPDATES! Too bad I won’t be able to participate in any of those events, since my PS3 should be on the way back to Sony to get fixed again, since the one they just repaired and sent me, died as well. Sniffle….nice updates this week in HOME..Sounds really sweet some of those events going on..

My ADD-On idea is:

Add on idea to the new Yacht. You stated that we will see marine life, so I am assuming we can see whales, sharks, fish, dolphins etc, . Very cool, but to make it THAT much more cooler, I hope we see BIRDS, you NEED the sea gulls in the air, flying around the boat and…………
you also MUST MUST MUST MUST, let us FISH off the boat!

You gave us the Fishing Mini Game at our cabin, why not take that same game, and add it too this?

NOw you really have a fun game that you and your friends can play all day. You can make the boat stop anywhere on your way back HOME, and different areas bring different fishing opportunities!

I’m sure many people have gone fishing on Party Boats, and they have pools on the boat for the biggest fish caught. Just ADD that in as well.

Yep, great ideas, I love it! Let’s do it!

Haskell420

Haskell420 said:

December 8th, 2:27 pm

Hey Star, Awww, You couldn’t get Dan Milano from Robot Chicken?

Was he considered?

Haskell420

KoalaAteYoBaby said:

December 8th, 2:28 pm

Are the rockstar costumes separates or a whole outfit?

SpyDudeFX said:

December 8th, 2:32 pm

@Paper not sure then, hope you get it resolved.

erickafollie said:

December 8th, 2:34 pm

Hello Locust, i have to say im excited about this new update, more for the personal spaces and the Christmas theme,than for Midway,however i need to ask this, CRACKLE has full lenght movies like Dracula, why cant you transfer this to our HOLLYWOOD HILLS Personal space, i would love to watch movies in its entirety and not trailers of a minute and a half.We need garments that scream HAUTE COUTURE not Strippers R us, like the ONYX Dress..Yikes! i also think im gonna like the boat that actually moves around the ocean its more fun than just have a boat like the Santorini one that its just THERE.FINALLY, we need a TRADE IN program, to get rid of clothes ,furniture, or anything we may had buy , but dont want anymore…PLEASE!!!

The_FPS said:

December 8th, 2:34 pm

This update is pathetic… NOT, its great just like always.

CommaderKoopa said:

December 8th, 2:37 pm

ok where to begin

ITS ABOUT TIME WE GOT THAT CHRISTMAS SPACE I WAS WAITING ALL FRIGGIN YEAR!!!

ahem
as for the rest, midway 2 looks neat but i dont have money for a ticket, nor one saved since i played casually on free plays in midway
karla looks amazing… for pixels

the tron apartment, good for fans, but ill pass for now.

the yacth seems like a mix between 3 spaces i already have so i dont need it right away but to those who obviously will buy it more power to em, just watch out for jellyfish

and the holiday decorations, i like em but im more interested in lights

sassyGODDESS said:

December 8th, 2:39 pm

Thanks for the awesome update :3 but will we be getting the Capcom Sky Lounge any time soon?

Sky-Rocketed77 said:

December 8th, 2:43 pm

how come we can’t use our avatars as our profile pics? that would be awesome sauce

therob21 said:

December 8th, 2:44 pm

Cool! Thanks for the update! This’ll be my first Christmas
in Home! I’m excited already!

gus_xl said:

December 8th, 2:54 pm

Great work in Home. I love the updates and all, but a quick game of chess in the mall is still my favorite thing to do.

michaelochs said:

December 8th, 2:55 pm

pshome is getting better and better thankyou sony for being well awesome i have to go buy a pscard now XD

Y2David said:

December 8th, 3:00 pm

wow lots of items this week, Midway 2, The Amaratsu Yacht with the EOD, unlockable sea creatures, Tron Personal Space, Winter Wonderland coming to our region, Steve the Monkey, new Ghostbusters furniture, musical stockings… definately lots of purchases this week

awsome_robot said:

December 8th, 3:20 pm

sold on the star wars clothing. How about an outer space… uhm, home space? From your room or lobby there is a huge window where you can see the Earth, Moon, Sun, Saturn, or a fictional planet rotating allowing you to see its different features (also have a futuristic look of course).

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    Locust_Star said:

    December 8th, 3:32 pm

    Great idea. Have you had a chance to check out the Ratchet and Clank personal space?

northen_cail_209 said:

December 8th, 3:21 pm

can’t wait for the new MK game, I heard it’s got kratos in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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