PS3 Dev: People Think PlayStation Home "Is Sh*t"

Tom Goldman

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PS3 Dev: People Think PlayStation Home "Is Sh*t"



Even PlayStation Home developers think that the service has a less than positive reputation.

It must feel pretty strange when you work hard on something that you know most people think is a piece of garbage. That's exactly the case with PlayStation Home content developer Veemee's Kirk Ewing, who fully acknowledges that the game space doesn't have the most favorable view amongst the gaming public.

Play.tm [http://play.tm/news/30410/playstation-home-out-of-beta-later-this-year/] reports that at the last Game in Scotland event, Ewing admitted: "Most people think that Home is sh*t." Veemee is responsible for Home content such as the London Pub and the V-Store which sells many different kinds of Home apparel.

Ewing followed the statement with: "I'm here to say that it's not." Ewing also said that Home is set to leave the open beta phase it's been in for at least the past year-and-a-half in December, though what this exactly means for the service is unsure, and Sony has not confirmed the claim. His message on Home not being "sh*t" could possibly be referring to it as a platform for profit, rather than fun.

Waiting around in a virtual world to play a game of pool or to bowl wasn't exactly the type of experience I wrote home to mom about (my real home) when Home first launched. However, decorating one's house and experiencing some of the exclusive mini-games and content on the service has been entertaining, but still isn't enough to graft me to regular use personally. They always seem to be adding interesting sounding content, though.

Somebody must be into Home, as Ewing says that "one in three PlayStation 3 owners use Home" and "there are 1.7 million repeat users each using Home for around 53 minutes on average." I would think that anyone with a PS3 hooked up to the internet has tried Home as some point, explaining the first figure. The second figure can only be explained by the addiction people seem to have to virtual dancing and harassment of female avatars. Is Home sh*t like most people seem to think, or should it become a regular visit for more PS3 owners?

Source: Play.tm [http://play.tm/news/30410/playstation-home-out-of-beta-later-this-year/]

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Julianking93

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It kinda is.

I tried it a couple days ago, but got pissed off that I couldn't get my avatar to look anything like me, got bored, then deleted it and I'm never going to bother with it again.
 

Danpascooch

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Tom Goldman said:
"there are 1.7 million repeat users each using Home for around 53 minutes on average."
Using it for 53 minutes on average a week? A month? Total!?

Because if it's 53 minutes spent on home total, then it MUST suck, and people just want to try it out, or leave their PS3 on it or something.
 

CoverYourHead

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Hey, I have a PS3 and internet hook-up, never tried it. I have no motivation to do so. I also often hear that it's shit.
 

erbkaiser

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Home is extremely pointless, except for some of the minigames.

You can tell which ones are good because they are impossible to play, since everyone who connects to Home is crowding them non-stop.
 

Jared

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To me. When I look at home all I see is a glorified Second Life. I think general consensus on this it is sh*t, is right
 

Mr.Petey

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It's in dire need of smacktard/pervert fumigation. Seriously, a lot of the guys are nothing but creepy skirt chasing nutjobs. I had a mate masquerading as a girl on there, was amusing but in a sad way how the didn't listen to me when I explained it was really a bloke in girls "clothing"

A couple of mods in certain areas to keep an eye on areas such as the open square would help really as that's where most of the idiots laze around.

But apart from that, it's not actually all that bad really. I like having friends over to socialise in my lakeside cabin...via typing chat mind you as opposed to headsets as the lag is unbearable, something like eight seconds between talking and receiving regardless of the time of day.
 

squid5580

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I play games to get away from stupid ads trying to separate me from my money. Home is just that. You don't know what is going to cost you and what won't. And I am not going to waste precious gametime on load screens for crap I don't want to pay for because I have no need for a new virtual shirt or lightbulb.
 

RoyalWelsh

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I find Home ok I guess. Though, there's nothing really there to keep me interested for that long.
 

uppitycracker

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So basically, a PS3 dev just said what we've all been thinking since it was announced. They sure do catch on quick, don't they?

And beta, really??? I coulda sworn it left beta a long time ago, but my attention span for things like home pretty much doesn't exist.
 

Neikun

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Faster movement speed and a less gay walking animation would take Home a long way forward.
 

jthm

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I bought a ps3 two years ago. Still haven't activated Home once. Just not interested.