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

Pendragon9

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It's fine if people hate it. The point is some people enjoy it. And really, not every owner of a Ps3 is gonna like it.
 

soapyshooter

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Home isn't bad. Its the bloody load screens for every little thing. Fix than and ill be on wayyyyyy more often. I love blowing with friends...when i can find an open lane.
 

SimuLord

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Home is shit. In other news, water is wet, your dog wants steak, and Hollywood is out of ideas.

/Duke sucks

*checks URL* oops, wrong site's memes.
 

Desworks

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Home was an interesting experiment... that didn't work out, lessons were learned and now we can all move on. I'm sure it's about time that those crazy marketing teams start working on the plans for our next generation of console gimmicks anyway.
 

Korten12

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thefreeman0001 said:
because it is! whats the fucking point of it??
to meet other players? sorry but not everyone goes on forums and you can go on it and meet other people instead of having to go on games all of the tie to.
 

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Tom Goldman said:
I would think that anyone with a PS3 hooked up to the internet has tried Home as some point, explaining the first figure.
I haven't and I've had my PS3 since 2007. I haven't because, well, it looks like shit. Sorry Home developer, but I'd rather not go online bowling, thank you very much.

Tom Goldman said:
The second figure can only be explained by the addiction people seem to have to virtual dancing and harassment of female avatars.

That's what I thought. You hit the nail on the head.
 

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Julianking93 said:
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.
That's pretty much what happened to me, except I plodded around a bit.
Gave up when I had to fucking wait for CHESS. in a GAME.
 

goldenheart323

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I'm amazed people have to wait in line to play a video game. I can understand waiting until you have a full party to start a match, but not this. There may be no way to avoid it and keep the feel the designers want, so perhaps the lameness is unavoidable. If that's the case, it's just another way of saying it's a bad idea to start with.
Neikun said:
Faster movement speed and a less gay walking animation would take Home a long way forward.
Is there some conspiracy at work here? It took me forever to design one that didn't look gay or very feminine on my 360. (It's not just me. All my friends hate it for that reason too.) The avatars don't walk much, but the way they stand sure is gay. I hate 360 avatars with a passion. I ended up with one in a hat with the crazy skull make-up. It wouldn't have been so bad if it were at least optional like Home is.
 

sephiroth1991

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The problem about Home is it's pritty boring and most people got the PS3 for games or blue-ray not to socialise.
 

robert022614

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i personally think it is a lost cause. I checked it out once and was like this is pretty cool, then i never looked back at it. it is a novelty that is completely unnecessary and a waste of money that could be spent on other more interesting things. the developers of home are just a bunch of people too prideful to admit defeat and move on.
 

TheYellowCellPhone

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It is bad, it's really pointless and a lot of its features (like 80% of them) have to be bought. It pretty much has the same point, features, idea, and purpose as Second Life.
 

oranger

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I'd use the PS home system if there was less grift and more things to do.
I mean really, 1.99 for a logo'd t-shirt? why would I buy that? And the games on it are dumb...there are better flash game sites out there with existing communities.
No, Home needs more in-depth socialization and player interaction.
Custom content is the obvious choice.
 

Artemicion

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This is the first time I've ever actually heard of it.
It just sounds like one of those things that's good in theory but turns out poor in execution. Perhaps because, as mentioned, it's a platform for profit instead of fun.
 

tahrey

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My bro, who's fairly platform agnostic (has 360, PS3, DS, PSP etc) totally can't be bothered with it, and I suspect would be exactly the same way if it was a Microsoft product... probably with even MORE bile. I trust his judgement on it... plus, going on the assumption that the two are similar, I've tried Second Life and found it deeply wanting.

Dicked around with the character editor for a while, suffering a few crashes along the way (which I'll assume Home wouldn't), making first an accurate version of myself and a gender switched analogue that was practically the same except for the box-ticking and never-seen goolies (very difficult given the amount of stereotyped pre-skew in the settings range, but doable). Once released into the actual "game" world, even when trying it out with a bunch of work colleagues assessing it for usefulness as a virtual meeting environment, got bored within about an hour and a half. It's just so bloody *pointless*. Everything you can do in it can be achieved quicker, better, and with less nobbing about in existing free tools, games, or (gasp!) real life. Even as an interface for finding multiplayers of your "real" games it would suck... all the travelling around for no reason, navigation difficulties etc. I suspect the people using it on PS3 would instead be hopeless SL or Habbo addicts on the PC. I however have a web browser and IRC client, and if I still PC-gamed could get something like GameSpy. It's redundant in the face of them.
 

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Tom Goldman said:
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.
Let's be honest. For someone to be able to say "there are 1.7 million repeat users..." it may just mean that a lot of people have used it more than once because it has been out for a little while and they keep going back to check if it has become any better. They stick around for 50 minutes, realise it is still naff, then quit playing again. The repeat users may be "regular" but they'll be regular the same way eclipses are regular. Occurring at fixed times. But not often.

The only difference being eclipses are fairly cool. Home isn't.