14w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's Mia Wall announced that PlayStation Home update v1.75 arrives with love today!
To quote: PS Home will briefly be offline from 8.00am GMT on Wednesday 13th February for routine maintenance. Here's what to expect after the update...
First up, this week sees the arrival of the 1.75 Home client update. Check out details of the patch notes here. We've also made some changes to the layout of the Home Navigator, so it's easier to find the best content and you can directly access stores.
Love is in the air, and a romantic stir has taken over Pier Park. Everything from the full moon to love-themed mini-games help set the mood, including a kissing booth to open only on Valentine's Day, 14th February.
You'll be breaking hearts with the new Lucky Fountain reward. The Hearts Bra will be available just in time for Valentines. Head to The Casino, toss a chip or two into the fountain, and get this reward for this special day!
Digital Leisure have doubled the limit in Craps, so now you can bet 400 chips at once! The stakes are now higher for those who want to feel the rush of rolling the dice.
14w ago - Sony Director of Product Planning & Platform Software Innovation Don Mesa has announced today that the PlayStation Home Arcade App is available today for PS Vita.
Below are the details, to quote:
Since launch, PS Vita owners have gained access to lots of great applications on our new handheld, and we don't have any plans to slow down. We're rolling out a brand new app that brings many classic arcade games, along with a few new titles that were previously available only through PlayStation Home. We call it PlayStation Home Arcade.
PlayStation Home Arcade is available today and serves as a portal for some of your favorite arcade classics like Centipede, Asteroids, and Frogger. We're also offering more recent titles, like Icebreaker and the very addicting Scribble Shooter, which was previously only available in PlayStation Home.
The PlayStation Home Arcade app is a free download in the PlayStation Store, and you can purchase games from directly within the app, starting at $1.49 each. To celebrate the launch, we're offering Ice Breaker, WipEout 2D and a demo of Scribble Shooter absolutely free!
If you've purchased any of the available titles as arcade cabinets within PlayStation Home, you can download these titles again on PS Vita at no additional cost.
30w ago - Lockwood Publishing Director Sophia Coney has announced that the free-to-play shooter dubbed Uproar is hitting PlayStation Home today alongside a video trailer below.
To quote: Uproar is a frantic and fun third-person shooter exclusive to PlayStation Home. Why play cover to cover when you can free roam?
Uproar is the first avatar based free-roaming third-person shooter in PlayStation Home and it pulls out all the stops to bring you an experience unlike anything seen on the platform before.
The game is extremely easy to jump into and play, the controls and gameplay will be instantly familiar to anyone who has played a third-person shooter before, however there are some very interesting tweaks to spice up the gameplay and keep it all feeling fresh.
We think it'll give you and your friends countless hours of fun battling it out within the Uproar Arena.
Pick your side. You can choose to fight on the side of either of our two gangs; the Outlaws or the Swyfts, as they battle for respect within the Uproar Arena.
Each gang has its own unique set of clothing available within the inventory screen (all of which is wearable outside of the game), as well as a set of gang booths in the Uproar Lobby to hang out in with your fellow gang members and chat before...
35w ago - Intellivision Productions Inc President Keith Robinson has announced today that Intellivision is coming to PlayStation Home with updated video game classics!
Below are the details, to quote: Intellivision Productions, Inc. is excited to announce three of its classic games are coming to PlayStation Home.
Astrosmash, Shark! Shark! and Night Stalker, which thrilled players in the early 1980s, have been upgraded while staying true to the spirit of the games' classic looks and game play. We think of them as "enhanced yet completely faithful conversions," but we call them Intellivision Gen2.
When the Intellivision console was introduced in 1980, it drew attention with its 16-bit graphics. Of course, it takes more than great graphics to make great games, and Intellivision fans quickly discovered the fun of iconic games such as Astrosmash, Shark! Shark!, Night Stalker and many others.
Until now, the games released by Intellivision Productions and its publishing partners have primarily been exact, faithful reproductions - usually deliberate emulations - of the original titles.
While this great for players who want to relive their childhoods, we've wanted to try updating the games a bit; putting in some features we would have liked to put in back then.
35w ago - PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Cade Peterson has shared a PS3 developer Q&A interview spotlighting the Battle for Black Powder Cove 2.0 in PlayStation Home today.
To quote: Last week, PlayStation Home got an update to the action-packed free-to-play multiplayer game, Cutthroats: Battle for Black Powder Cove.
With this news, we jumped on the phone to chat with Michael Mumbauer, Director of the Visual Arts Service Group (VASG), a madly creative department within Sony Computer Entertainment America. VASG has been helping make Home content nearly since Home went Open Beta and has made some of the platform's most entertaining items and spaces, including the Home Mansion.
Although VASG creates art and code for other development teams, like several of the World Wide Studios, this is their first full game.
Michael was kind enough to let me ask some questions that will shed a little insight on the decisions that went into this 2.0 update.
PlayStation.Blog: VASG has created content for Home for years, but when Home transitioned to a game platform in itself, it was the next logical step for them to step their game up and make one. What was the original concept behind Cutthroats,...