The dedicated game spaces in PlayStation Home just keep popping up, and the latest goes live tomorrow.

According to the PlayStation Blog , the Resistance 2 -themed space will officially open, and visitors can participate in "an awesome turret-style FPS mini-game" as well as check out the "reward items, leaderboards, and full-on game launching support." Oh yes, the latter is now ready to go; a recent R2 game update happily added the capability, but they needed a bit more time before Home launching became possible. You should check in early tomorrow to try the "Four Barrels of Fury" mini-game, and you "will be awarded special virtual goods as you further hone your Chimeran ship blasting skills…" Also, it seems that if you've got the gumption to tackle the Community Managers online and other Insomniac team members, you will get the chance to do so over the next week or so. Lastly, they're designating every Friday night from 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. "Resistance 2: SRPA Siege" nights. How can you not participate in the fun? Let's not forget that R2's 60-player online capabilities quickly made it an amazing experience, and Insomniac has only added to the quality in the past few months.  Entertainment everywhere !

Obviously, there's also another reason to log into Home, too. It almost seems as if you can't ignore it for more than a week; something new shows up and you're forced to go in and check it out. …don't complain.

Related Game(s): Resistance 2

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LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

FINALLY, something they showed a long time ago and what we should have had in the get-go and it's finally coming. I think it's already out in Euro no?

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

also no…it's not already out in euro =P lol

King James
King James
11 years ago

What does the SRPA siege night entail?


Last edited by King James on 5/20/2009 2:42:36 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Game Launching!? In Home? Excellent. It's about time and very, very welcome. A pity R2 isn't my kind of game though.

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
11 years ago

where's my media streaming sony?
untill thats storted,HOME is a 3d chat room/mini game! or to put it another way,a waste of my funking time.

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

Relax, picture frames are coming tommorow. The media streaming is being hampered by government laws, so direct your fire in the appropiate direction.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

indeed, and it's obvious why they're doing it, me and my friends want to have some nights we all hang out in home and watch some tv in our tv's on our tv's with eachother XD

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
11 years ago

goverment laws.. SURE,i'd say its more to do with kiddies getting their grubby little fingers on some twats porn collection or even worse(from sony's POV)camcorder cinema bootleg movies,being streamed & downloaded across the globe.
If thats the case then they should of stayed quiet on the whole subject.

"Oh here's HOME,its gonna rock,we're able to do this,this & this….but we're not gonna!!
Reminds me of the LBP promises,make your own levels from your photo & music collection…oh wait hang on,now there'll be 50.000 levels based on a pair of huge boobs.

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

Blame society then!

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
11 years ago

was'nt blaming anyone!
I asked a question.
I get annoyed when people or in this case companys say they'll do something then don't.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Carlos, the problem with media streaming is 95% copyright issues and 5% risk of criminal action by morons.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

This is great news. I'm going to be looking into those reward items.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Home comes into it's own, bet Qubex is happy ūüėČ

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

LOL WorldsEnd… Yes, these HOME spaces are coming along. I don't own Resistance though, so can't really enjoy all its benefits.

I still stand by my original thoughts and feelings about HOME. I feel "HOME" – as a place where I believe you should begin your journey of exploring everything PS3 related – game and non-game services alike – is not nearly integrated enough from the Get Go. I feel elements of HOME should be part of the XMB; it would be nice to switch on your PS3 and log into your virtual apartment; with your AVATAR at the centre of your representation within the PS3 umniverse.

A series of "Minority Report" style virtual menu systems should extend the XMB beyond what it is now… you should have a better movement of menu items, stacking elements in 3D and the like. Think of IPhone type interface/crossed with "Minority Report" type menus… so all elements are translucent 3D; you essentially browse your XMB assets in 3D… A very nice "Matrix" style-type experience.

If Sony wants to go with a Wii mote ripoff, what better way to navigate a 3D XMB type interface with the "magic wand". Or if you have the PS3 eye you could use "data gloves" to do exactly what they were doing in "Minority Report"; PSN type mini games and HOME mini games and applications (in-world) could also use these features in the future. It is all for the taking really.

Whilst I think HOME is improving; if you see what people really want; one feels Sony needs to concentrate on actual HOME features first; bolster up what the application can do. It is good to have new spaces; but I would rather have the ability to stream my music through to my apartment for friends and family to hear, video and pictures etc. I know some of these things are coming; but they should have been available already to us. This is exactly what Sony is doing anyway when they stream video into HOME themselves… so the tech is there; they just haven't given us the tools and options to do this for our apartments yet. Very odd. Maybe it is bandwidth and speed concerns… it is the only thing I can think of.

I am still waiting for COMMUNITY support, with regards to allowing users to develop spaces. Similarly to users developing levels for Little Big Planet, we should have user spaces that win the right (via populate vote) lo live in the HOME umniverse.

Game launching is great, but their needs to be more of it. There seems to be no HOME spaces for the PSN titles yet. Maybe there should be a special place that represents PSN titles. Once in this space, for the PSN titles that support multi-player, players should be able to game launch from within that space too.

Overall, I do hope Sony intergrate more 3rd Party apps; iPhone style along the XMB. Why not have a fully fledged Google Earth application. PS3 would do well to have it.

Also a huge improvement in the browser should be a priority. There are many websites I still struggle to run through PS3 browser; let alone trying to stream anything. Codecs missing and media type incompatibilities kills its true potential…

So many niggly things I feel Sony could do, but they seem to be spread thinly like butter… attacking and/or staving off attack from the competition but missing the point with regards to what users want.

Have they ever set up a public poll for people to vote for what they want? Where is the community driver in all of this? The community is what I believe, in the end, makes a platform. Of course software is the core; but the community support around the platform, enthusiasm for it (which ultimately does help sales to some extent – word of mouth etc) and commercial support combine to make it a success… for the long term anyway…

Some thoughts!

Q!

"i am home"


Last edited by Qubex on 5/20/2009 9:29:02 PM

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

The irony of this all is that most of the people complaining about Home's lacking features are the ones who pushed Sony to release it early in the first place.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

impatience and excitement are the core of disappointment…

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Indeed, so Sony goes ahead and releases it, telling everyone at the time that it would change and get better, and as soon as they released the beta, the complaints started about how it wasn't done and they should have waited…damned if you do, and damned if you don't. Catch-22.


Last edited by TheHighlander on 5/21/2009 12:09:59 AM

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Yay!!!!!!!!!!! But but what's with the Uncharted space, is it secret?

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Wait, but Bryan from Insomniac said on the forums that Sony messed up on the Home Launching, timeline and it won't be coming so soon?

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Damnit I just re-read Ben's article and it is pixed =D

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

Stupid question but what's In-game Launching?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Game Launching allows you and one or more friends (depending on multi-player support), to launch straight into a multi-player session of your favorite game from within Home. No exiting Home to start the game and set up the multi-player session invites, game launching transparently does all that and takes you all straight into the game.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

It's a longer more round-about way to do what you've already been doing since Resistance launched.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

It's a longer more round about way, unless you and your friends are already in Home. Game launching isn't supposed to replace the 'normal way' it's supposed to provide a seamless way for you to use your games without leaving Home.