Well, we'll definitely have to do that again.

Our new PSXE Show debuted in the PlayStation Home Community Theater on Thursday, and our meet and greet during the evening went very well. We saw a lot of familiar faces – and quite a few new ones, too – and everyone seemed to have fun. We know a few of you couldn't make it, and an annoying Network Error prevented a few others (it stopped me at first), but don't worry:

Whenever a new show debuts, the PSXE gang will gather that night, at the same time (8-10 p.m. EST, 5-7 p.m. PST). Our next episode may be ready to go next week but if not, certainly the week after, and work on the third episode begins tomorrow. I've also decided that I could use those gatherings to spill the beans on various things; hints at upcoming reviews/interviews, giveaways, and in general, what's happening in the world of gaming and PSXE. < /p.

Plus, it's a great way to continue to connect with our growing readership. It'll be a party for the debut of each show, and you're always welcome to show up. Oh yeah, and you might actually want to watch the show, too! ๐Ÿ™‚ I'd also like to add that the second show will look slicker, and we tackle the question of open-ended gaming, the stellar Uncharted franchise, and more.

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LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

Can't wait ๐Ÿ™‚ had a lot of fun in Home for a change. Will be there next time if work allows again!

duomaxwell007
duomaxwell007
9 years ago

wolfeh gtfo!!! :p

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

@duomax…

SayWhatNow?

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

LOL, don't worry Highlander. Just joking around from PS Home still ๐Ÿ™‚ i hope D: LOL

Victor321
Victor321
9 years ago

When I read "PSXE.Plus" I assumed you have guys had some sort of premium subscription going on with your services O.o

I then later realized it was a typo =P you guys are the best!!!

P.S. I actually wouldn't mind subscribing to you guys; the content's more than worth the money.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

Lol, don't bring a PSX+ Service up now. lol. We're already talking about just buying shirts. haha

Victor321
Victor321
9 years ago

Lol alright you have my word =D

jaybiv
jaybiv
9 years ago

Sorry I missed it BD. I will try to catch you next week. I will pop in and check this week out.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

I sort of wanted to be there just to support the team.

But then I thought how I don't have a chat pad or blue tooth headset thing or like 10GB of spare HDD space for Home. Plus I think the last time I used Home I thought, "man, never going here again"

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

Don't be so lazy Temjin. I mean come on that's a cheap excuse, just get your ass there next time.

We had everything from Pyramid head, to the white knight, to plain old real people. Plus the psxe show is exclusive to the PSHOME so it makes the gathering even more exciting. Sure it'll appear on their youtube page but catching the show at home is pretty nice. Kinda like an youtube gathering*

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

You can just hook up any USB keyboard. If I can do it, it can't be that hard. ๐Ÿ™‚

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

Yep, just make sure you have some modern keyboards…It took me awhile to find my extra, I found another one in my closet but it was one of the older keyboards that wasn't a usb input, lol.

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

I was going to say "It was hard for Wolfeh." ;D

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

@temjin

that's kind how i feel. swore i'd never step foot in home again. i was there around march of this yr and i thought it was a pile of you know what. gotta be one of clunkiest and most inefficient programs out there. it just sucks and it's reputation for sucking is well deserved. download after download ruins the whole experience of home.

it's not psxe fualt that home sucks so bad, and its interface is so damn clunky.


Last edited by Excelsior1 on 6/17/2011 5:14:17 AM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Once you've downloaded stuff, you don't download it again and you just run around doing what you want. No offense, but you'd know that if you were there more than once a millenium.

If it's all downloaded, it takes maybe 30 seconds to get into the Community Theater and watch the video, which plays instantaneously.


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 6/17/2011 10:52:23 AM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Temjin and Excelsior,

Many of your complaints have been addressed with the recent updates. Excelsior, if you're pre-disposed to disliking home, there's nothing anyone can do to help that, but you're wrong in material aspects of your view of Home.

How is Home supposed to let you transfer to an area you have not yet downloaded? So of course it has to download. if you haven't been in Home in a long time, the area has undoubtedly been updated (most are regularly updated with fresh content). But once you have downloaded an area it persists on your hard disc allowing you to move from area to area far, far more quickly. In fact the transition time between areas has been improved greatly over the years.

As for a reputation for sucking, I find that's very much overstated. Rather klike the negativity that you have previously noted about the PS3 and Sony, it's one of those things that was perhaps, at one point partially true, but no longer. So why retain the irrational dislike when in fact your complaints about Home no longer have merit?

Excelsior, perhaps it 'sucks' – for you – because you already believe that it 'sucks' and therefore unless it begins 'blowing', it will always 'suck' for you?

๐Ÿ˜€

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

Lol, w/e Fane xD

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

@ben

out of respect for this site i did redownload home. after many network errors i was finally able to watch your show which was a good show. i could barely hear your brother, though. sounds like he like ff13, too.

i guess that was old footage regarding dnf. i'd love to hear what you have to say now that you've reviewed it. seems like you were pulling for it so it's interesting you scored it so low. maybe you could talk about that for awhile on next show. good job.

i will try to overcome my dislike of home and be there next time.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

Solid intro psxe! Loved the rpg/Final Fantasy discussion. And hell yeah to psVita! Some worry about the games but those games will come along. Pretty nice lineup so far with Uncharted, Modnation, and even LBP. Hope to see brand new games for it next year though. But so far the price is good and the technology behind it is innovative.

I liked the theater, great to see the psxe family there. Wish we could choose a theater location though. Would be nice to sit at the beach or something. Nonetheless, prepare to get tons of questions from me.

If I'm getting the "open ended gaming" idea right imagine if in a game like GOW you get to the ending but the game doesn't truly end. The game itself will evolve after you beat the game and you can track through those environments with new puzzles, new challenges, missions, etc. It would definitely add more rpg elements which is always nice imo.

mk ultra
mk ultra
9 years ago

Yeah that was fun. PSN ID was EuRoRaT. Dont comment much but have been reading this site for about six years. By far the most I've ever done in Home. Thanks again.


Last edited by mk ultra on 6/16/2011 10:31:04 PM

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

Lol, nice ๐Ÿ˜‰

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

Hey man thanks again for the tip about the instanced rooms.

And welcome to the comment side of psxe, it can be chaotic but we get our points across ๐Ÿ˜€

mk ultra
mk ultra
9 years ago

No problem, thanks man

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Sadly I couldn't be there due to the time difference… it is a shame really. What can be done? I am hoping next time for me ๐Ÿ™

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

We missed you there!

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

I'm thinking for our friends overseas and in other countries, I'll set up a smaller meet and greet. It could be hard, though…with everyone scattered all over the place. ๐Ÿ™‚

tridon
tridon
9 years ago

I popped in… took me a while, though. I was hit with numerous network errors and glitches before the ball got rolling.

As for the PSXE video itself, I thought it was a very good first try. I think the audio needs quite a bit of work and I'd recommend a little less handheld camera work to give it a more professional look, but overall it was quite entertaining. Congrats, Ben! ๐Ÿ™‚

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

Yep, remember you there haha. Didn't really know you tho ๐Ÿ˜€ but next time obviously will.

CharlesD
CharlesD
9 years ago

Yeah, mic quality may be a bit off till we get the shotgun in.

Thanks to everyone who dropped in and enjoyed the show or even hung around for a bit of a chat with myself and Ben. It was a great time and as we continue to gather we can watch the episodes evolve, discuss new topics, and of course enjoy a few new tips and tricks from Ben as he joins us for the debut of each new show. ๐Ÿ™‚


Last edited by CharlesD on 6/16/2011 11:25:52 PM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

There are no such audio issues in show #2; I know that. ๐Ÿ™‚

DazeOfWar
DazeOfWar
9 years ago

Wish I could of been there. Got called into work for a water leak. Hopefully next time.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

Dang, that sucks. I was lucky and somehow got let out of work just in time today, I'm sure I won't be so lucky next time. haha. well, hope to see you next time!

Zemus101
Zemus101
9 years ago

How do you guys set up in the same theater? Was that an issue? Are all you guys on each others PSN list? Hmmm watching the vid now, finally got into Home. It seems quickly jumping into your personal space, and THEN going to the in-game navigator and choosing the theater (or wherever) worked fine that way for me. Of course, I'm way late to the party heh maybe next week! (or the week after?)

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

Most are on PSN lists, so we were able to just Go To the same instance as everyone else. But yeah the network problem was annoying and I did the same, just when to my home and then i Go To'd someone who was in the theater ๐Ÿ™‚

WNDRTWN1
WNDRTWN1
9 years ago

I was hindered by the network errors so I couldn't stay in or even get back in. I was in there before Ben got in and there was some troll constantly saying BORING. Freaking douche. Then I got booted off. Like I said before I don't comment here that much but I do go into HOME at least once a week so I will be in there in the future.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

Yeah, I muted anyone who just spammed anything. It's not hard to do, just open the chat with L3 and then click their name and go down to mute ๐Ÿ˜€ never hear from em again. haha.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Zemus,

I didn't even use that navigator.

The way I got in(finally, after all those frigging error messages), was right after I closed the daily message, I just scrolled straight down on-screen to the theater(it was the very last item for me, but might be different for others, just not too sure).

SvenMD
SvenMD
9 years ago

That's what I did too.

To be honest, I don't use home often, so i didn't know there was any other way…

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

That is the navigator. You default to it when you start Home and can open it at any time with Start.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

I spent about an hour & a 1/2 last night installing Home, the theater, & bunch of other places, then visited the theater ahead of time just to check it out, and also walked around in Home last night, all without one iota of a problem.

But Home suddenly went buggy as soon as I D/L'ed that new update this morning & has been that way ever since, so I'd say that update itself, has to be the problem.

For tonight's PSXE show, I must've tried logging in Home at least a good 35 times before I could even get in, and once I did, it kept kicking me out another 10 times or so as soon as I sat down in the theater.
Finally, on my last time it finally let me stay, but I was afraid to even move or touch my controller in fear of getting kicked off again.

FYI, I did see a few of you guys there, Fane, Chinook, Scarecrow, EuRoRaT, Doumaxwell(?), Jawknee's log-out, & a few other guys/gals, but I didn't respond for 2 reasons, 1. afraid of getting kicked off again, & 2. the main reason, fact that I'm new to Home(only been there for mere minutes a couple times), & dummy me doesn't have the damnedest clue on how to find that on-line text chat typewriter thingie.
So Silent Bob mode, it was for me.

Anyways, it was still nice to see all you guys there..

And to Ben,
good first start man…you seemed a bit nervous but those 1st-time jitters(?) will soon fall by the wayside as it becomes second nature to you.

Anyway, Kudo's & Bravo to you, the rest of the staff, & to the whole PSXE community for getting us where we are today!

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

Haha, if you have a USB keyboard, you can just type. If you're using the controller, Triangle will bring up the onscreen keyboard, or r1 and l1 will bring up different pre-made options for you to pick through. No wonder when everyone kept yelling at you you never said anything back! lol

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Still unable to connect – stupid update…

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

LegendaryWolfeh,

Thanks for that 411, I thought I was going to have to go buy some of those "Hi, I'm a deaf mute" cards to hand out next time.

Anyway I'll have to remember your info & try it out sometime beforehand, as I rarely go into home.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

I had the networking problems, too, and so did others.

But no worries, Biker. There's always next time…and the time after that. ๐Ÿ™‚

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

There was a female in a red dress that didn't say anything. We all wondered if that was you, High.

@ Biker

Good to know you weren't just snubbing us. ;P

The L1/R1 options make basic communication easy for those who aren't as practiced entering text with the on-screen keyboard as years of using the PS3 browser have made me.

It's actually a much better system than, for instance, DCU Online.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 6/17/2011 3:26:47 AM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Sadly it was not, I wasn't able to get into Home at all during the evening. I was able to get in briefly later in the night. I cleared my settings and am trying to re-org my inventory. Most of the errors that happens with Home – especially after an update – are in some fashion related to the inventory database. the majority of people were being kicked during the start up phase where it checks your purchased content. That hits your local inventory database, and makes sure that it synchronizes with the live one online in Home. The error almost seems like some kind of time-out where the system cannot fully synchronize the databases, and the system then bounces you back out of Home.

I deleted my settings and was able to get in twice and record my inventory a bit. I think that may have helped, but we'll see. I'll bet that Sony has to do a further update with a fix of some kind PDQ, because I don't think that individual users fixing their inventory will be a full or permanent fix.


Last edited by TheHighlander on 6/17/2011 11:20:50 AM

somethingrandom
somethingrandom
9 years ago

I shall be back in the future if the network and/or work permits.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

Dammit, I missed it? Was it even in the Australian version of Home?

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

The Community Theater is only in NA Home (at least the one which includes PSXE; I don't think other regions have implemented the idea). You could create a US account and use it to access Home, but if you use the Aus Home, I think your downloaded Home data (not saves, areas) gets overwritten.

p.s. I'll try to invite you next time, but I doubt it'll work.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 6/17/2011 3:37:32 AM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

No, the Home data won't be overwritten. My wife used to play in all three major Home regions and there was never any indication of having o re-download the central plaza in NA after going to Japan or the UK – for instance. Remember if you create a NA account, it has it's own save files and settings. Home just has a big cache on the HDD of your system for Home data, it doesn't really care what region or user it's for, those specifics are stored in your settings and save files – that are specific to each user.