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Sony's PlayStation Home Turns Two, New Games Are Incoming

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210w ago - Sony PlayStation Home Director Jack Buser has announced today that PS Home is turning two, and that some new video games are incoming as well!

To quote: It's amazing to look at the evolution of PlayStation Home and see how much it has changed since we launched in December two years ago.

From our humble beginnings in 2008, we've become a world filled with hundreds of games enjoyed by 17 million users worldwide and given PlayStation Network users a unique and dynamic gaming experience that can only be found on our platform.

The idea of what games mean in PS Home has also changed. In contrast to the handful of simple mini-games offered at launch, we now see a huge variety of games, including massive full-length games developed by some of the most prominent and innovative indie developers in our industry.

The experience of PS Home itself has radically improved over the years as well, with faster load times, zero-wait game access, intuitive navigation, and the addition of features such as group-based voice chat and robust inventory management.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so check out the infographic below to see how PlayStation Home has evolved over the last two years into an industry leading social game platform:

Also, as part...
 

Midway 2, Magic, Ameratsu and Winter Wonderland Hit PS Home

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210w ago - PlayStation Home Community Manager Locust_Star has announced news of a huge PlayStation Home update this week, which includes Midway 2, Magic: The Gathering, Ameratsu and Winter Wonderland alongside other new content.

To quote: This Thursday, December 9th we pull back the curtains on the Midway 2 game space.

An annex to the Midway complex, Midway 2 introduces ten brand-spankin' new games and 100 new prizes (plus a grand prize for winning all ten levels of all 20 games in both Midway 1 and 2). Purchase the Golden Ticket (which grants you 50 tokens; one token = one play) and then tackle hilarious new games.

These include Kitty Cannon, Half Cocked, and Tee'd Off, unlocking prizes at each level until you become a master of the massive carnival known as the Midway - only available in PlayStation Home.





Available this week from the LOOT store in the PlayStation Home Mall, the Ameratsu Yacht personal space is a full-on luxury party vessel that allows you to cruise the high seas while watching select videos with your friends. Take advantage of LOOT's Entertainment on Demand (EOD) system to watch tons of great new content with your friends.

As the Amaterasu glides through the crystal blue tropical waters, catch...
 

Bomberman Dome and Theater, TRON Apartment Hits PS Home

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210w ago - SCEE Home Community Lead Alex Weekes has announced today that a Bomberman Dome, Theater and TRON apartment are heading to PlayStation Home this week.

To quote: There's a lot to talk about this week! New spaces, TRON, Festive fun, and a rather large and varied range of new costumes and other items!

Hudson Soft revamp - Bomberman Dome & Theatre

Exciting new additions to the Hudson Gate this week, with the grand opening of the Bomberman Dome and Theatre. Within the Bomberman Dome you'll find an addictive Bomberman mini-game, where you and other players will need to survive as long as you can whilst collecting the keys to unlock each new level. It's explosively addictive!

TRON Apartment & commerce

TRON: Evolution. Costumes. Apartment. Furniture. Need I say more? Oh, alright then! Arriving this week from Disney, you'll find the TRON: Evolution personal space in Estates, where you can experience life on the grid. Decorate with themed furniture, and don't forget to pick up your TRON costume. Choose from TRON, Flynn, Sark, Clu, and Quorra.

With such a packed week, we've needed to save some space. Here's a quick run down of the new items releasing in the stores this week:

Heavy Ink Pack 1

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Video: Novus Prime: Space Combat Game Hits PlayStation Home

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211w ago - PlayStation Home Community Manager Locust_Star has revealed today alongside a video that a free multiplayer space combat game dubbed Novus Prime is hitting PlayStation Home.

To quote: Calling all PlayStation Home residents! Reports of an impending attack on Central Plaza have come through the PlayStation Home Community Management office.

Our friends over at Hellfire Games are asking you, the resistance, to report to the new Novus Prime space station. From there you will board a state-of-the-art fighter ship and engage the enemy in a free-to-play action multiplayer space combat game.

Form teams of up to four players and embark on a score of dangerous missions where you will employ cutting-edge weaponry in intense battles against massive fleets of foes. Purchase new ships, weapons, and upgrades from the workshop, customizing your fighters' styling and gear.





Take your avatars out into zero-G, floating freely while shooting the parasitic crawlers that drill into the station's hull. The best pilots can even earn an exclusive animated officer's jacket! Do you have what it takes to fight back the invaders? Head into PlayStation Home Thursday, December 2nd to join the fight!

The PlayStation Home Mall also gets an...
 

Sony Unveils a PlayStation Home Private Members Club and More!

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211w ago - SCEE Home Community Lead Alex Weekes has unveiled a PlayStation Home private members club today among several other content updates incoming.

To quote: Launching this week in PlayStation Home is the latest party venue, open to PlayStation Plus members. The ultra-exclusive PlayStation Plus Private Members Club opens its doors to PS Plus members tomorrow.

Members will be greeted in a marble foyer by a discrete doorman who will check your credentials. Inside you'll find a stylish bar area decked out in black and gold d├ęcor, while further into the space you will find discrete alcoves for socialising.

Card sharks can find several tables offering Shed, an addictive two to four player card game. With rewards to be earned, this game is sure to keep you coming back for more.

The space also offers a couple of great ways to stay updated on all the latest PS Plus news, either by reviewing a cocktail menu or watching the trailers running on the big screen.

LOOT bring us the next in their expansion bundles for the Modular Stage Set this week. The City Blocks bundle comes with all the bits you need to create your own terrifying giant-monster movie.

Meanwhile over in the V-store, you'll find two new pool tables: the Judge Dredd table, and Skull table.
 
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