- So, the Home Open Beta has launched, and while it's another step in the right direction, I still find little to no reason to fire it up.
Here are some ideas that Sony should be considering, if they already aren't.
More Character Customization
What's there already is good, but it's next to impossible to create a character that looks even remotely like me, especially in the face area.
The sad thing is that the underpowered Wii can make a recognizable Mii of me, as can in-game editors in The Godfather and, what came closest so far, Fight Night Round 2. In fact, Sony should look closely at the Fight Night character creation, because I'm convinced that it can do anything.
In addition to this, allow our Home avatars to be used outside of Home - maybe in games like BUZZ! Quiz TV, or sports games, etc. just like the Xbox 360 avatars and Wii's Miis.
The limited options that currently exist for PSN account icons are ridiculous. There are 23 pages or so, most of which are crap. Allow us to set our PSN avatar to a headshot of our Home avatar, and this would solve that problem in one fell swoop.
Complete XMB Functionality
The XMB is fast, sleek, and simple and really, pretty bloody awesome. But Home is supposed to be this new...