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PlayStation Home gets delayed once again

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Apr 2008 17:23 User comments (48)

PlayStation Home gets delayed once again Sony Computer Entertainment said this morning that the oft-delayed PlayStation Home community online service was to be delayed again, marking the third official delay since the service was announced.
The service was initially announced in July 2007 and promised to "provide users with the ability to create their own avatars and participate in a real-time virtual world," something like the popular Second Life community. At that announcement, Sony said it would be available in the fall of 2007 but then delayed it until spring of this year.

With the latest delay however comes the ability for more users to join a closed beta test. The full public beta will hit in "fall" of this year barring any other delays.

"We understand that we are asking PS3 and prospective PS3 users to wait a bit longer, but we have come to the conclusion that we need more time to refine the service to ensure a more focused gaming entertainment experience than what it is today,"
said Kazuo Hirai, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, in a statement.


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122.4.2008 17:51

Originally posted by Kazuo Hirai:
We understand that we are asking PS3 and prospective PS3 users to wait a bit longer, but we have come to the conclusion that we need more time to refine the service to ensure a more focused gaming entertainment experience than what it is today," said Kazuo Hirai, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, in a statement
I'm sorry but i don't think he understands this issue clearly.How in the hell can you have you network for your console to come out 2 years after your system was released this is poor planning on Sony part & they should be ripped for this.H.O.M.E should have been in its final Beta stages DEC of 06.

222.4.2008 17:55
goodswipe
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Originally posted by NexGen76:
Originally posted by Kazuo Hirai:
We understand that we are asking PS3 and prospective PS3 users to wait a bit longer, but we have come to the conclusion that we need more time to refine the service to ensure a more focused gaming entertainment experience than what it is today," said Kazuo Hirai, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, in a statement
I'm sorry but i don't think he understands this issue clearly.How in the hell can you have you network for your console to come out 2 years after your system was released this is poor planning on Sony part & they should be ripped for this.H.O.M.E should have been in its final Beta stages DEC of 06.
This is a common business practice that all these big fortune 500 companies share. Ship it before the product is finished...we don't care if it's broke.

Dell, Hp, Sony, Microsoft..they all do it.

322.4.2008 18:11

Im a Sony fan all of the way but this is getting old. My Kids want this and this was one of the reasons for my wife not giving me a hard time about buying the PS3. I got my PS3 In December 06 and have been waiting for it since. I do not want them to dump unfinished product on me but give what good stuff that you do have.

422.4.2008 18:12

Quote:
Originally posted by NexGen76:
Originally posted by Kazuo Hirai:
We understand that we are asking PS3 and prospective PS3 users to wait a bit longer, but we have come to the conclusion that we need more time to refine the service to ensure a more focused gaming entertainment experience than what it is today," said Kazuo Hirai, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, in a statement
I'm sorry but i don't think he understands this issue clearly.How in the hell can you have you network for your console to come out 2 years after your system was released this is poor planning on Sony part & they should be ripped for this.H.O.M.E should have been in its final Beta stages DEC of 06.
This is a common business practice that all these big fortune 500 companies share. Ship it before the product is finished...we don't care if it's broke.

Dell, Hp, Sony, Microsoft..they all do it.
would you prefer to wait for all future developments to be made before getting your hands on the PS3 then? im thankful that iv had all this time with the PS3 and theres just more things to look forward too, no product like this is ever "finished"!
On the subject of the delay it does not surprise me at all, dont really care either, we will get it when we get it! just dont think about it too much and it will be a nice surprise when it arrives!
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522.4.2008 19:10

I'm an avid PS3 fan - yup i admit it but PS3 H.O.M.E. ? sorry, don't give a shit ? - i'm way older than 12 ;)

622.4.2008 21:02

I'll give sony slack on this, its a huge undertaking, now..sony....bring back BWC bitch!

722.4.2008 21:41

Language people, if this is for 12 year olds and under there might be a couple reading this thread.

Sounds like Playstation Home will have as much luck as Windows Vista Home. But really why would they call it PSHome?

822.4.2008 21:46

Delays mean it will be better right? (Not always the case) I'd rather have a delayed product then a crap product.

922.4.2008 21:52

Originally posted by 21Q:
Delays mean it will be better right? (Not always the case) I'd rather have a delayed product then a crap product.
*pokes Bioshock PC with a BS stick* aint it so aint it so *cries*

1022.4.2008 22:04

Another delay.....figures...
Man...how much longer for this do I have to wait?....and I didn't even care (or know) about home when I got my PS3.

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1122.4.2008 22:29

Who cares GTA4 is almost here...

1222.4.2008 22:30

Originally posted by CrowDUDE:
Who cares GTA4 is almost here...

I hate GTA 0_o

1323.4.2008 2:30

Quote:
Originally posted by CrowDUDE:
Who cares GTA4 is almost here...

I hate GTA 0_o
Blasphemy!!

1423.4.2008 3:21

Damn they weren't kidding when they said it was hard to develop games for the ps3 if they keep delaying this.

1523.4.2008 3:28
nobrainer
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the ps3 was just not ready to be released just the same as blu-ray, competition was more important that a finished product but at the expense of loyal customers, who is actually going to purchase a ps4 at launch now after the price of the ps3 dropped by over 80 in the uk 4 weeks after launch?

home delayed "again" what a surprise but they are probably troubleshooting the target add system that home will employ to generate income for sony, will sony pass any benefits onto their "loyal" customers as nintendo do with their star rewards system, i seriously doubt it.

Sony opens up PS3 advertising

Originally posted by link:

In-game advertising market valued at USD 400 million

Sony's opening up of its in-game advertising platform will spark a battle among Double Fusion, IGA and AdScape.

According to an Advertising Age article, Sony will offer an open platform on the PlayStation 3, allowing the three key players in the in-game advertising market to strike deals with game publishers.

Sony already has its own PlayStation Network sales force to sell dynamic ads in Sony-produced games such as Pain.

Sony signed a deal with Nielsen last summer to measure in-game advertising and hired Darlene Kindler, formerly of AdScape, to oversee its in-game advertising efforts with an emphasis on Home.
if you love being tracked across the net and having all your details sold and having pop up targeted ads, enjoy sony's "home" if it ever gets released!


Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
I'll give sony slack on this, its a huge undertaking, now..sony....bring back BWC bitch!
if you are playing old games zippy you aint purchasing new titles dude!


Exclusive: Sony's Phil Harrison Tells All on PS3
Originally posted by paid lobby stooge, phil "the liar" harrison:
"Backwards compatibility, as you know from PlayStation One and PlayStation 2, is a core value of what we believe we should offer. And access to the library of content people have created, bought for themselves, and accumulated over the years is necessary to create a format. PlayStation is a format meaning that it transcends many devices -- PSOne, PS2, and now PS3."

"If the developer wrote the game according to our technical requirements checklist, we will have what we believe will be almost perfect backwards compatibility. There will be some exceptions, there always are, but we believe those will be very few and far between. Even less so than we saw from PSOne to PS2."

[The PS3 will have] almost perfect backwards compatibility. There will be some exceptions, but we believe those will be even less than we saw from PSOne to PS2.

@ CrowDUDE

you know that you can purchase the 360 bundle with gta4 in the UK for 159.99.
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1623.4.2008 4:17

It doesn't really matter to me, I'm in the HOME beta, and from what I can see, HOME is nowhere near ready. I'm going to say as much as possible without breaking my contract as a beta tester. It has some bugs and stuff and it's stable, but to handle the HUGE amount of traffic and handle the large amount of people (10,000 all at one time), I think it won't handle it. We had a HOME meeting with a HOME dev, and 100 people cause all the mics to go out of control. I say, better delayed than have it come out to the masses as trash.

1723.4.2008 11:46
r0b0t3ch
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Who cares!!!

I can only imagine a loser sittin' around playing with his "Avatar". People have wayyyyyyy too much time on their hands if dedicating their lives to this garbage.

Honestly................this is no doubt for 8 year olds so pat yourself on the back if you're over the age of 8 and participating because that's your mentality. HA HA HA

1823.4.2008 16:03

Oh well. I have GT5P and soon another 4 games so I'm happy :)

1924.4.2008 3:22
nobrainer
Inactive

Originally posted by viny1313:
Oh well. I have GT5P and soon another 4 games so I'm happy :)
you may want to read the ars review before you spend your cash on a demo and that you have another 5gig spare on your hard drive as its another install job!!

A $40 demo? A review of Gran Turismo 5: Prologue

Originally posted by link:
Gran Turismo 5: Prologue features 70 vehicles. Six tracks. Online play. On paper, it looks like a robust experience; supporters of the game bristle when it's called a demo on message boards. Having played the game for the past few days I can tell you... it's a demo. I wanted to avoid calling it that, and I didn't think that criticism was fair when it was being leveled against the $40 release, but after spending a significant amount of time racing around the game's six tracks and collecting those cars, a demo is exactly what this is.
@ viny1313

as a follow on from my post here is a review of mario cart wii from arstechnica.

Racing la Kart: a review of Mario Kart Wii
Originally posted by link:
While Mario Kart Wii does live up to Nintendo's first-party software standards, there are some issues; this isn't a perfect piece of software. But the few issues do not undermine the reality that Mario Kart Wii is a fantastic racer that will make an addict out of casual and hardcore gamers alike. With a huge array of courses, refined mechanics, online play, and more, Mario Kart Wii is one of the best racers around. And given that Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is still warm in our PS3s, that's saying a lot.


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2024.4.2008 9:59

Quote:
Originally posted by viny1313:
Oh well. I have GT5P and soon another 4 games so I'm happy :)
you may want to read the ars review before you spend your cash on a demo and that you have another 5gig spare on your hard drive as its another install job!!

A $40 demo? A review of Gran Turismo 5: Prologue

Originally posted by link:
Gran Turismo 5: Prologue features 70 vehicles. Six tracks. Online play. On paper, it looks like a robust experience; supporters of the game bristle when it's called a demo on message boards. Having played the game for the past few days I can tell you... it's a demo. I wanted to avoid calling it that, and I didn't think that criticism was fair when it was being leveled against the $40 release, but after spending a significant amount of time racing around the game's six tracks and collecting those cars, a demo is exactly what this is.

I could care less. I think its the best.

My Review:

It's only $40. You get what you pay for, and I am definitely satisfied with that. If you want to complain about it, then do it somewhere else.

Can't wait for GT5 '09 :)
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2124.4.2008 10:09

viny1313
thus why I call casuals toothless zombies.....

2224.4.2008 14:23

I'm not a toothless zombie :(

lol

2324.4.2008 14:25

Originally posted by viny1313:
I'm not a toothless zombie :(

lol
Perhaps but ye be more woolie than me mate...then again mew tinfoil hat keeps me warm. *rolls eyes*

2424.4.2008 14:30

Well whatever, GT5P still rules and I own all :)


LMAO, I loved GameSpot's review on it."It's only a Prologue." I wonder how many detectives and analysts it took the to figure that one out, as it states it in the damn title :P

2525.4.2008 0:53

Seeing as prologue has more cars and as many tracks as some racers out there I don't understand why people are complaining, especially when it is $20 cheaper than those other "full" games. And better to have Home work and work well than a half released piece of crap that they would have to constantly upgrade. Better to take a minor hit for delaying it than a huge hit from releasing before it is ready.

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God hates console fan boys.
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2625.4.2008 3:03
nobrainer
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Originally posted by wetsparks:
Seeing as prologue has more cars and as many tracks as some racers out there I don't understand why people are complaining, especially when it is $20 cheaper than those other "full" games. And better to have Home work and work well than a half released piece of crap that they would have to constantly upgrade. Better to take a minor hit for delaying it than a huge hit from releasing before it is ready.
no doubt it has its good points but why play a half finished title its like watching a badly pirated movie, it just spoils the finished product.

lets hope they can sort out the ghosting cars and laggy servers. (Read the Ars Review Here)

Originally posted by hyperink:
Online racing finally comes to a Gran Turismo title, and while the play can be enjoyable, it isn't perfect. Lag is an issue, and when players make "unexpected movements," they turn into ghosts to "prevent accidents." This can result is some odd behavior; while in the middle of a tight turn with three other cars, suddenly two of them ghosted, causing everyone to slide together. Then suddenly one turned solid again and hit me, causing me to spin out. In another instance, I was racing someone on a straightaway when suddenly we both turned into see-through cars, and he slid over to occupy the same physical space as my car. This caused both of us to stay ghosts for a good few seconds, and let other cars pass through us. Frustrating.

The name makes this bulletproof, and the play makes it a great time, but the amount of content you get and the lack of a strong online mode makes this a buy for hardcore fans only.
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Does anyone care about home, have you ever been in secondlife and experienced how lame it actually is with numerous kids typing "lol, lmao,FYI, 1337 sauce" and numerous other ridiculous comments /dance, blah blah blah.

what a waste of dev time. ppl go out with your friends have a real life not a digitised one with ppl you will probabbly never meet, go forth and procreate with more than just digital debbie, have a life not a darkened room!
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2725.4.2008 6:06

hi i like the service that you give on news of things thst are happening on the market great thanks at least we can see what's going on in this rip off market bisness of microsoft and sony i think sony has always been to exspensive for us so i'm never interested in it nokia great
keep it up i hope that you will be compatible with all music soon
it only takes time machintosh has turned it's back
on alot of it loyl custumers i hope that
you don't do the same thing anyway thanks to afterdawn
for the inormation that they give out
oh and anything that i say in this comment
is purely from my own in what and how i myself am thinking
it has nothing to do with afterdawn just uncase you try
to press charges where it's not needed for word that are just spoken
out of respect for what's going on in this bisness world of wars
witch kills the consumer.......once again thanks ok bye

2825.4.2008 10:55

Quote:
Originally posted by wetsparks:
Seeing as prologue has more cars and as many tracks as some racers out there I don't understand why people are complaining, especially when it is $20 cheaper than those other "full" games. And better to have Home work and work well than a half released piece of crap that they would have to constantly upgrade. Better to take a minor hit for delaying it than a huge hit from releasing before it is ready.
no doubt it has its good points but why play a half finished title its like watching a badly pirated movie, it just spoils the finished product.

lets hope they can sort out the ghosting cars and laggy servers. (Read the Ars Review Here)

Originally posted by hyperink:
Online racing finally comes to a Gran Turismo title, and while the play can be enjoyable, it isn't perfect. Lag is an issue, and when players make "unexpected movements," they turn into ghosts to "prevent accidents." This can result is some odd behavior; while in the middle of a tight turn with three other cars, suddenly two of them ghosted, causing everyone to slide together. Then suddenly one turned solid again and hit me, causing me to spin out. In another instance, I was racing someone on a straightaway when suddenly we both turned into see-through cars, and he slid over to occupy the same physical space as my car. This caused both of us to stay ghosts for a good few seconds, and let other cars pass through us. Frustrating.

The name makes this bulletproof, and the play makes it a great time, but the amount of content you get and the lack of a strong online mode makes this a buy for hardcore fans only.
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Does anyone care about home, have you ever been in secondlife and experienced how lame it actually is with numerous kids typing "lol, lmao,FYI, 1337 sauce" and numerous other ridiculous comments /dance, blah blah blah.

what a waste of dev time. ppl go out with your friends have a real life not a digitised one with ppl you will probabbly never meet, go forth and procreate with more than just digital debbie, have a life not a darkened room!

Still plays better then any COD game online when they're first released. At least you can connect to a server :P

Anyways, I'm waiting for home becaue of all of its features. It's not just a game where you walk around and talk to random people :S

2925.4.2008 11:00
goodswipe
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Quote:
Does anyone care about home, have you ever been in secondlife and experienced how lame it actually is with numerous kids typing "lol, lmao,FYI, 1337 sauce" and numerous other ridiculous comments /dance, blah blah blah.
Yea, there is definitely some weird sh*t going on in that game. From what I saw from several websites, nothing but pervs play that game.

3025.4.2008 11:03

Originally posted by goodswipe:
Quote:
Does anyone care about home, have you ever been in secondlife and experienced how lame it actually is with numerous kids typing "lol, lmao,FYI, 1337 sauce" and numerous other ridiculous comments /dance, blah blah blah.
Yea, there is definitely some weird sh*t going on in that game. From what I saw from several websites, nothing but pervs play that game.
its nott hat bad, and its not a game,its mroe a scripting environment /online community.

its like a forum with 2 or 4 rules where money can be traded for virtual stuff.


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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3125.4.2008 11:39
nobrainer
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Originally posted by ZippyDSM :
Originally posted by goodswipe:
Quote:
Does anyone care about home, have you ever been in secondlife and experienced how lame it actually is with numerous kids typing "lol, lmao,FYI, 1337 sauce" and numerous other ridiculous comments /dance, blah blah blah.
Yea, there is definitely some weird sh*t going on in that game. From what I saw from several websites, nothing but pervs play that game.
its nott hat bad, and its not a game,its mroe a scripting environment /online community.

its like a forum with 2 or 4 rules where money can be traded for virtual stuff.
see now zippy you hit the nail on the head, it will be full of sony bloggers encouraging to purchase the latest bit of furniture for the virtual home or an upgrade to a penthouse, ect that is going to be full of adds and all game statistics gathered for targeted marketing for the individual user.

what benefit is this to the user, are sony going to offer free games like nintendo do for their data trolling?

you know in secondlife you can create content yourself for free, or even sell it to other users, are sony allowing this to happen or is it just a huge revenue grab for them???

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3225.4.2008 11:44

Quote:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM :
Originally posted by goodswipe:
Quote:
Does anyone care about home, have you ever been in secondlife and experienced how lame it actually is with numerous kids typing "lol, lmao,FYI, 1337 sauce" and numerous other ridiculous comments /dance, blah blah blah.
Yea, there is definitely some weird sh*t going on in that game. From what I saw from several websites, nothing but pervs play that game.
its nott hat bad, and its not a game,its mroe a scripting environment /online community.

its like a forum with 2 or 4 rules where money can be traded for virtual stuff.
see now zippy you hit the nail on the head, it will be full of sony bloggers encouraging to purchase the latest bit of furniture for the virtual home or an upgrade to a penthouse, ect that is going to be full of adds and all game statistics gathered for targeted marketing for the individual user.

what benefit is this to the user, are sony going to offer free games like nintendo do for their data trolling?

you know in secondlife you can create content yourself for free, or even sell it to other users, are sony allowing this to happen or is it just a huge revenue grab for them???
Lets not menace words here HOME is a optional version of pay sony money like the live subscription, achievements get you nit knacks for your virtual apartment, you can buy virtual goods and media and explore a VR world full of tween nub sheeples trying to be leet...really..its almost worse than the sht talking 13 yearolds on live.... but it will probably be more revolutionary than live.

3325.4.2008 12:01
nobrainer
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@ ZippyDSM

i don't know live only pc in game chat, teamspeak and Ventrilo more of a team/guild thing than the idiots populating most of the games, i'm glad i can just block em on most titles!

ppl purchasing virtual goods, need their heads examined!

Home = sony's eyes $$.

btw here is classic ts chat: more DoTs ppl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtvIYRrgZ04

i'm sure most "real" gamers have been at the receiving end of ppl like "power of my rangers" ect...

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3425.4.2008 12:10

Originally posted by nobrainer:
@ ZippyDSM

i don't know live only pc in game chat, teamspeak and Ventrilo more of a team/guild thing than the idiots populating most of the games, i'm glad i can just block em on most titles!

ppl purchasing virtual goods, need their heads examined!

Home = sony's eyes $$.

btw here is classic ts chat: more DoTs ppl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtvIYRrgZ04

i'm sure most "real" gamers have been at the receiving end of ppl like "power of my rangers" ect...
nobrainer
Meh enough of it will be free and through "achievements" it wont be that bad plus its optional to fool with it all together so its already no worse or better than live.

Now when it comes to virtual goods if tis cheats to make a game more fun, better equipment/items to make a game more fun and what not its reasonable as to the enjoyment of the game, if its just top buy crap you can get with a hour or 2 worths of grinding its foolish and pointless,frankly if MMO goods is not handled in a way to make your character fly through some grind spots on the game then there is no point to it.

3525.4.2008 16:25

Home is supposed to be more than what second life is. It isn't supposed to be a get together place. It is a place for people to meet their friends, and load up a game. Warhawk will have a war room attached to talk strategy, probably a garage to load up GT, Uncharted will have a side scroller 2d action game to load out of Home like Contra and it will have stuff like ping pong tables or pool tables to pass the time while waiting for more people to come. it is pretty much supposed to a loading zone for online games, at least that is my understanding. All the while they will probably be running commercials on your virtual tv to make money, but that is easily ignored.

3625.4.2008 21:36

Originally posted by wetsparks:
Home is supposed to be more than what second life is. It isn't supposed to be a get together place. It is a place for people to meet their friends, and load up a game. Warhawk will have a war room attached to talk strategy, probably a garage to load up GT, Uncharted will have a side scroller 2d action game to load out of Home like Contra and it will have stuff like ping pong tables or pool tables to pass the time while waiting for more people to come. it is pretty much supposed to a loading zone for online games, at least that is my understanding. All the while they will probably be running commercials on your virtual tv to make money, but that is easily ignored.
because it involves no coding or scripting and even less freespeach no matter how questionable it will be less than what second life is, HOME will more a VR chat world and VR goods trading place a mix of a VR world,XBL, DLC and chat.

Its still quite a accomplishment when they get it done.

3727.4.2008 3:26
susieqbbb
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Big Deal indeed!!!

No offense but i am not looking forward to the home channel for the ps3 i think sony needs to make the channel free not charge 9.99 a month plus 5.99 each piece of virtual furniture to place in your sim character's pad worse the home channel will be the only way to find people to play against online and to download demo's once it is availible leaving several lower income ps3 owners who do not have credit cards completely out of the gaming experiance what happened to we at sony are going to keep are online service free.

Free my Rear.

3827.4.2008 4:32
nobrainer
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Originally posted by susieqbbb:
Big Deal indeed!!!

No offense but i am not looking forward to the home channel for the ps3 i think sony needs to make the channel free not charge 9.99 a month plus 5.99 each piece of virtual furniture to place in your sim character's pad worse the home channel will be the only way to find people to play against online and to download demo's once it is availible leaving several lower income ps3 owners who do not have credit cards completely out of the gaming experiance what happened to we at sony are going to keep are online service free.

Free my Rear.
you're joking right, 9.99 per month, for a virtual playground full of 13 year olds all doing /dance? I'm fairly certain this is a free service funder by sony selling everyone's details off to advertisers. Just make sure when you sign up to sony's service you use a spam email not your main one but is this just futile, as sony are selling you IP address off, anyone know sony's data retention guidelines?

New Sony in-game advertising business will focus on Home

and:

SCEA partners with The Nielsen Company
Originally posted by bottom link:
"SCEA's contribution of its game census data, combined with Nielsen's data sets, represents a milestone in our efforts to bring greater legitimacy and accuracy to game advertising measurement," said Jeff Herrmann, vice president of Nielsen Games.

"By marrying SCEA's server-side data traffic with our standard ratings metrics, we will be able to provide advertisers with a much more robust picture of the impact of their game network advertising and of those consumers who are actually playing games, all while preserving consumer privacy."


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3927.4.2008 11:17

The only thing you will have to pay for is certain special types of homes and furniture...


Ever heard of Habbo?

They'll make tons of money.

4027.4.2008 15:50

Originally posted by viny1313:
The only thing you will have to pay for is certain special types of homes and furniture...


Ever heard of Habbo?

They'll make tons of money.

and music,and pics and video.

4127.4.2008 15:57

Why would you pay for it when you can easily get it for free?

4227.4.2008 16:02

Originally posted by viny1313:
Why would you pay for it when you can easily get it for free?

because only 30% or less of consumers will get it for free the rest will buy in like the good sheeple they are.*lick* ^^

4327.4.2008 16:03

Oh well, not my problem :P

4427.4.2008 22:56

Home is completely free, just all the different apartments and different furniture that isn't generic 1, 2, or 3 will cost money. And Nobrainer, we all know you hate Sony, the act is getting kind of tired. Quit acting like Sony is the only company that does this and all other are saints. For a buck any company will beat you will a steel pipe.

4528.4.2008 0:49

Originally posted by wetsparks:
Home is completely free, just all the different apartments and different furniture that isn't generic 1, 2, or 3 will cost money. And Nobrainer, we all know you hate Sony, the act is getting kind of tired. Quit acting like Sony is the only company that does this and all other are saints. For a buck any company will beat you will a steel pipe.
Don't forget the media aspect they are looking to make home into a market place as well.

4628.4.2008 4:38
nobrainer
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Originally posted by wetsparks:
Home is completely free, just all the different apartments and different furniture that isn't generic 1, 2, or 3 will cost money. And Nobrainer, we all know you hate Sony, the act is getting kind of tired. Quit acting like Sony is the only company that does this and all other are saints. For a buck any company will beat you will a steel pipe.
as i keep stating i don't "hate" sony i am against anti-consumer behaviour, sony just seem to be one of the worst offenders, do you think targeting adds at young teenagers is a correct practice or using home as a data mining tool that will sell on ALL your details to marketing companies, kids are a soft target and this is what home is about.

the links i provided are about the real use for home, and are relevant to this topic as ppl should know both sides of the service not just the one that sony projects to the mass media and the public.

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4728.4.2008 16:32

Personally, ads do not affect me. If ads keep something free, then load it up.Every SMART teenager ignores in-game ads... But of course you get the odd person like my friend who relies on ads for decision making :P

4813.5.2008 11:57

if playstation don't hurry up with ps home then they won't nesseceraly ever catch up with the amount of people on XBL and seen as i have both ps3 and xbox 360 that i am online with both of them i think that XBL is a much beter service than PSN but maybe if they hurry the bloody hell up with ps home and they let people have a go on it in game etc. then they mite be able to sway people to buy a ps3 instead of an xbox 360

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