100w ago - Sony PlayStation Home Community Manager Locust_Star has announced today that beginning Wednesday eleven new games will be coming to PlayStation Home!
To quote: This Wednesday, January 11th will see yet another enormous update to PlayStation Home, with new games to play, a massive expansion to one of our most popular titles, and tons of collectible items.
For starters, our friends over at Digital Leisure are opening the doors to their all-new Casino game space.
Many of you have been asking for more casino-styled games since the launch of PlayStation Home Hold 'Em and we're proud to serve up an extremely elegant game space plucked straight from the Strip with all of the fun of a Vegas vacation without the high cost of admission.
From Blackjack and Poker and Casino War to Big Six Wheel and Keno and Slots, we've got you covered no matter what your game of choice is. Of course, no PlayStation Home game would be complete without some seriously awesome rewards, so Digital Leisure decided to add over 100 of them, including clothing, furniture, and even a luxury hotel room befitting the highest of high rollers (not that you'll be doing much sleeping once the Casino releases...)
156w 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:
220w ago - Following Kaz Hirai's keynote address at Tokyo Game Show 2009, Sony revealed that the PSP will be getting a version of PlayStation Home dubbed PlayStation Room.
This newer portable version will let you have blogs, photo albums, and some social networking features like chat, mini-games, and real-time communication.
The upcoming PSPGo will also have 700 launch games when it arrives on October 1st in North America, to quote from Examiner.com (linked above):
"The PSPGo will have a very large library of games available for purchase. Offering 700 downloadable titles when it hits America, the PSPGo will launch with the biggest library of games any system has ever had - meanwhile, Japan will have 400 games available."
Finally, according to JoyStiq.com the PSPGo will be getting a converter (pictured below) since it's not compatible with current PSP accessories such as the PSP camera.
To quote: "With the new Converter Cable Adaptor, PSPgo users will be able to utilize the existing peripherals for PSP, Sony announced at Tokyo Game Show today. Peripherals like the 1Seg Tuner and GPS Receiver will be able to fit in the Go's proprietary Multi use connector."
227w ago - Today TheSixthAxis.com (linked above) has discovered a post by ARG Producer David Varela on nDreams which states they are working on new spaces, apartments and games for Sony's PlayStation Home.
For those unaware, nDreams is the team behind the 'Xi' Alternate Reality Game that ended in PS Home not long ago.
To quote: "Making and running our first ARG, Xi, was a huge undertaking and took well over a year to complete. For most of that time, we stayed under the radar. It wasn't until Xi went live that people really noticed nDreams and now, well, many are keeping an eye on us, not least because they want to know how we aim to top Xi.
Xi is a tough act to follow, but I hope the game I'm now producing will be even better. It won't be based in PlayStation Home - sorry, Home fans - but I fully expect it to be one of the biggest ARGs in the world next year.
Meanwhile, nDreams is working on plenty of fun projects for Home - new spaces and apartments and games that I know you're going to enjoy. They'll be going live very soon and we'll continue to produce new content for Home for the foreseeable future."