PlayStation Home has expanded rapidly in 2009; if you haven't checked it out in several months, you're likely missing out on many big improvements.

And because it's free and just about anyone can wander in and check things out, you don't really have any reason to avoid this virtual social hub. And you know what? Most people aren't avoiding it at all; in fact, Home boss Jack Buser says that currently, over 4 million US users "actively use PlayStation Home." Now, that's significant because as PS3Center points out, this constitutes about half of the entire PS3-owning public in this country. And worldwide, Buser says there are around 8 million total users, which means that over the past six months, active participation has doubled. And of course, this is only the very beginning as the possibilities are almost limitless, and many publishers have already jumped on board. Furthermore, Buser believes that games will actually start to adopt the visual traits of Home:

"Games will look a heck of a lot more like Home in 10 years than what they look like right now. I firmly believe that this is the direction the market is moving in."

We always like to see the new stuff in Home and it wouldn't be a waste of your time to check things out every now and then. Fresh additions like the EA Sports Complex and dozens of game-themed special spaces will undoubtedly draw your attention. Things will just keep growing!

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frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

i will say i have been in home a lot more in the past couple weeks than i have in a long time. there is a lot of stuff to see and i have even got some cool clothes for free checking out some of the stores. the batcave is pretty cool. i look forward to seeing what they continue to do with home.

(i think everyone is playing uncharted 2. comment posting seems low lately) ūüėČ

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Yep, they're in Uncharted territory.

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

Uncharted 2 is as sweet as honey.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

<Orson Wells voice>
Uncharted 2….
Probably the best Game in the world….
</Orson Wells voice>

Uncharted 2 is simply the best game I've ever played. Some of the platforming sections are mind-blowing. Simply stunning.

___________
___________
11 years ago

huh.
havent been on since i tried to watch the E3 media release, which ended very badly.
took like 10 minutes to buffer than every 10 words he would get out it would pause to buffer again.
i hope they fix this up by E3 next year, watching these things on a sofa off a 40 inch tv is much more enjoyable than doing it in a cramped computer chair and off a 17 inch screen.

WelcomeOblivion
WelcomeOblivion
11 years ago

I stopped visiting home about 6 months ago then my PS3 crashed and the "new" one Sony sent me didn't work then the next one i got didn't work and the next one didn't work either, finally i got one that did work. after a month of catching up I decided to visit home again. I couldn't believe how much it had grown. when i left it had about 5 things on it world map now you just about need 2 pages to see every thing. 6 months ago home was failure now its coming close to being a success


Last edited by WelcomeOblivion on 10/15/2009 12:40:37 AM

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Wow!

You are unlucky.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Gotta go visit again
It's a pretty cool place overall

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

I heard the new update for home did something to the ps3s. Is it still like this?!

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

It was a pain to login the first time after the update because items in your apartment weren't loading properly. Most people were able to login after they deleted the "apartment" game save. I haven't had any problems after the first successful login.

G8GTdriver
G8GTdriver
11 years ago

I haven't visted Home since it was first out. Maybe I should check it out but there are to many games to play and I'm picking up UC2 today so I don't think I'll be visiting Home anytime soon. Problem is I don't get much time on the PS3 and when I do I'd much rather be playing games than walking around home, atleast what Home USED to be, maybe the updates will change my mind.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Exactly how I feel too. Very little time in my schedule to load up a bunch of commercials.

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

the biggest update in my opinion was in the movie theater space. it now has multiple screens like a real theater. the deathclock game preview they have goin on is pretty damn cool i think that might be an ok game.

i had problems logging in after the update. i had to completely delete home from my system and reinstall it to get it to work. i didnt lose any content though.

any one that has not been in there in a while i say check it out. its not that different. there is just content in there now!