This Week in PlayStation Home: BUZZ! and Fight Night Space Launches, and More!

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This Thursday, July 16th, will bear witness to a tremendous content update in the ever-growing world of PlayStation Home. In fact, there’s so much set up to go down in-world this week that we can barely fit it all in without breaking our word count agreement. So to keep things cool with our friends here over at the PS Blog, we’ll cut out the regularly-scheduled blabbing and get straight to the point.

We think you’ll be stoked to see that the long-awaited BUZZ! HQ is launching. Here, you can meet up with friends new and old and take part in a massive 64-player game of BUZZ! trivia. This content is fed into the space via MyBuzzQuiz.com – a site where you can create your own trivia questions for your fellow BUZZ! fanatics to tackle. So be sure to create an account and start uploading your trickiest trivia. Then get your butt into Home, hook up with your brainiest peeps, enter the BUZZ! HQ, and start racking up the prizes. Rest assured that we’ll be taking advantage of this sweet new space by regularly scheduling some truly awesome events. Keep your eyes on the Home Clubs and Events sub-forum over at PlayStation.com for more info.

EA SPORTS continues to demonstrate their leadership in the world of sports competition by updating their fan-favorite EA SPORTS Complex. This week they are dropping some new goods on us and opening up a space for their hit Fight Night franchise. This swanky boxing-themed night club space launches with an interactive DJ game, rewards, and plenty of places to chill with your nearest and dearest Home-boys and Home-girls. Note that this is just phase one of the Fight Night space (there are tons of mini-game updates and the new virtual items scheduled for near future deployment) so you’ll need to make sure that you check in on this here blog for the latest updates.

Those of you who pick up the Namco Museum Essentials from the PlayStation Store will find that these games are unlocking a bunch of rewards in Home. We’re talking Dragon Spirit and Xevious: Resurrection arcade cabinets, for Crom’s sake! And, yes, the Namco Bandai Arcade will be coming to SCEA Home at a later date, so have no fear. We’ll keep you updated on this here Blog thingy when the space is ready to launch.

See you in Home!

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  • @Locust_Star over response to 30

    I’m sorry you want us to do the work for you guys? I can understand PSOne games, I can understand supporting the PS3, hell I can even understand BC removal though I object to it. However I think it’s a little much to ask us to support a service that hasn’t proven itself yet.

    I don’t use home, I have no use for home, I will continue to have no use for home for as long as I feel home is useless. Sony should be encouraging 3rd and 2nd party developers to produce home spaces with game launching abilities from day one with their games.

    Sony needs to validate the existence of Home and so far most of it’s own titles don’t even utilize the feature for crying out loud.

  • thankx locust!!!! and all the people at the home team!, can we expect you guys to go down at 12am pst?

  • Oh one more thing I need from Home, a LBP space, seriously. Play Create Share is a major aspect of the PS community, and it should be a part of Home.

    Thanks

  • Will the avatars ever become a standard for our online IDs…… seriously

  • @51 LOL sony do talk to game developer about game launching and etc in there game space but it up to the game developer to allow it lol what you want sony to do hold a gun to there head? if you the consumer is not happy with the games stop buying them. it’s amazing to me how we want a price drop on systems but we are so fast to pay 60 buck on a game lol i brought 9 games last year do the math on how much money i spent it more then my system.

  • @Locust_star How much will Namco Museum cost us?

  • Love the Buzz Space! Can;t wait to play trivia with 64 people. This is showing the power of HOME…Free, social, gaming, greatness.

  • Do you know if we’ll ever see Secret of Monkey Island on PSN? Would be quite awesome to have some kind of Home unlockable for it. TG16 related items would be cool also if the games ever come over here.

  • Still waiting on RE5 Archives update. *crosses fingers*

  • Locust is there any chance that ad hoc party will get relased in the US by integrating it into home?

  • i really love what EA do with the EA complex :)

  • Wow, I can’t wait for the BUZZ space …
    and those EA spaces look pretty good too, and I’m glad because as fantastic as the EA Poker spaces have been, the Golf Range is perhaps the absolute WORST space in Home.

  • Locust,

    I hope you’re still responding and can take a few seconds to answer this because it’s fairly important to me…

    Motorstorm Pacific Rift in it’s last update was given Home launching but as you obviously know, Home itself doesn’t support Pacific Rift’s Home launching yet. Is there any ETA you can give for this feature to be activated within Home?

  • hey Locust,

    when will we be able to get the socom clothes?

    i saw them on pulse’s latest edition, and thought “hey i want to wear that in home.” any info?

    Thanks,

    Storm

  • Buzz space looks like fun

  • this is really awesome. i was wondering if u guys have heard anything about a killzone 2 space. it would be so cool to hang out and launch into killzone. i was just curious. Kepp up the good job as all ways!!

  • Buzz me in baby…Did i hear dragon spirit ?

    Hoooooo RAHHHHHHHHH

  • will Namco Museum have a demo? like hong kong version?

  • Buzz is awesome! Will check this out

  • The Buzz game space looks awesome. And the Fight Night club as well. Will we be able to stream music and video anytime soon?

  • When are we getting full game launching?

  • You guys have done it again!!!!! Thanks to the third party peeps for addin more and more. We need more third party and we welcome them into our homes. Thanks again yah.

  • HOME still kind of sucks.

    Well, there goes Heavy Rain into to 2010, just like WKC. Nice Delay.

    Next is MAG right?

    You guys are supposed to have the best lineup for 09. Don’t screw it up.

  • Don’t get me wrong though, I appreciate what you guys are doing with HOME and other things like that. It really is greatly appreciated.

    I just don’t want a ton of delays. Heavy Rain, WKC, possibly MAG.

    Cmon’ guys.

  • Still no public voice chat :(

    It’s been more than 6 months…

  • WHY OOH WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE CRYING ABOUT GAME LAUNCHING..#51..DUDE JUST PRESS THE PS BUTTON IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR CONTROLLER AND GO TO THE GAME..AND WHEN U DONT PLAYING PRESS THAT SAME BUTTON AND GETON HOME..ITS JUST THAT SIMPLE!..MAN..GAMERS THESE DAYS DONT KNOW HOW TO APPRECIATE SOMETHING FREE! AND MAKE THE BEST OUT OF IT! HOME IS AWESOME..WHY CUZ ITS FREE AND IT ALLOWS YOU TO COMMUNICATE AND INTERACT FOR FREE…YEAH THE CUSTOMIZING ISNT FREE BUT U DONT HAVE TO BUY ANYTHING..BUT IT WOULD HELP SUPPORT HOME AND MAKE IT BETTER..SO YEAH DONT USE HOME..SO WAT..U DONT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE MISSING OUT ON FOR FREE! YOU ARE SUCH A TACKY GAMER!

  • Both spaces look really cool, i just might log back into HOME soon, it’s been awhile.

  • I have been waiting for BUZZ! TYVM

  • @Locust_Star

    Allot of Questions Unanswered and only 79 Comments on the BLOG.. We All Like some Answers to at lest knowing there being thought of or in the works.. Most people Read the PS BLOG belive it or not. And This would Make Allot of People Happy :D

    Sum a Few Questions asked that we all like answered.

    ► . (Skater_Ricky, SpeedRacer1955, SpLinT, plaztiksyke, RyanMcBainDOTcom) When will we beable to Have Public Voice Chat back in HOME outside of just clubs and Personal spaces?

    ► 1. (HEJJJ12) When will we see All of our Trophies in HOME?

    ► 2. (hellcatmatt) When we beable to Stream Music and Video

    ► 3. (ThreeLeggedFreak) Can We see Instant Loading Times from one Instants to the Other load faster and the World Map Being Worked ON?

  • ► 4. (infamousXX87XX, KAP, xXsplitXx, KazeEternal, dwight123) Can SONY Make game Lauching be REQUIRED for all Online Games for HOME?

    ► 5. (Darth-Krayt) When Can we get the Motorstorm Pacific Rift HOME launching?

    ► 5. (stormtooper) Were is the Socom clothes we seen in Latest Pulse?

    ► 6. (katsuo7171) Is ther Going to be a Little Big Planet HOME Space Soon?

    ► 7. (BlooodyCow, DARK_JAK_911, silverthehedgeh, GravityRi4n) Where is the Killzone 2 HOME Space?

    ► 8.(Jon_Mclane) So are we ever going to see the Singstar in HOME?

  • Hopefully I Sumed it as much as I could.. if I missed a Name Im sorry but I worked on this for at least a good 30minutes lol.. Time for some gaming Time.. Hope Most read my comments :D

  • @ 51,You’re only going to use Home for gameplaunching? You might aswell just ask your frineds from the Xmb to play a game.

  • Is there a way to permanently save the Home spaces to the HDD? I looked in the options menu but couldn’t find such an option. I’m tired of constantly having to redownload all the spaces every time I log on…

  • This is amazing news guys can’t wait to try out the Buzz space. Here is some feedback for Home:

    Casual/Gamer Friendly/Competitive Home Locations-
    A) An FPS style Home Location for fast paced Laser Tag or Paint Ball arenas.
    B) A tropical island Home Location where players can race Jet Moto style vehicles around the island as other players spectate.
    C) Home locations for Baseball/ Basketball/Tennis parks, Football Soccer/ American Football playing fields, Hockey Ice Rink and a Mountain for skiing.

    Other Home Locations –
    A) A Theme Park with rides and attractions with Playstation themes from games from all eras of PlayStation.
    B) A Museum showing the history of the PlayStation with milestones, best sellers and not so mainstream cult classics on display.
    C) An art cafe place where players can create and share art. Add support for Wacom USB Drawing Tablets.

  • Feedback cont.

    Home Personal Spaces –
    A) A Space Station room space with a windowed view to outer space. Add its own personal plaza where players can talk with other players only available to owners of this space.
    B) A huge Tree House space in a jungle with a view in the distance with a huge gushing water fall.
    C) A Yacht/Boathouse personal space allowing players to walk around the deck and in to the lower quarters.
    D) A Balooned woodened steampowered Airship high up in the clouds with multiple rooms.
    E) A Castle/Keep home space with its own mote.
    F) An underwater room space with access to its own personal plaza where players can talk to other players only available to owners of this space.

    Player Interactions/Events-
    A) Shake hands.
    B) Challenge to duels with foam swords on the spot.
    C) Challenge to Boxing with safety equipment and oversized Boxing Gloves on the spot.
    D) Add a Karaoke event in the Central Plaza using official licensed tracks for specific times like 6PM to 10PM. Players can use their mics to sing.

    Keep up the good work!

  • I notice all the questions about fundamental changes to Home get ignored (eg. loading times, voice chat) and most of the trivial questions (outfits) get answered. Perhaps you should start answering some of the fundamental questions instead. I doubt many people will return to Home for a t-shirt. Plenty will stay away because of the long loading times, constant downloads, lack of voice chat, sterile environment etc.

  • Obligatory spelling correction comment: In the video, Laos is misspelled Loas.

    The Buzz! space is probably the coolest use of the Home space concept I’ve seen. But it doesn’t seem to drive people toward getting into the game. I mean, why not just play the quizzes there?

  • VERY LOOKING FORWARD TO BUZZ!

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  • I cant remember the last time i used HOME, for one HOME has nothing to do with the xmb or your gamertag or even your avatar. SONY YOU NEED TO SOME HOW INTEGRATE HOME INTO THE XBM e.g HOME AVATARS for one. Xbox 360 has been successful with there community and their avatars because its in the system not a different constant loading application.

  • Ok well i downloaded the mall again and it looks nice but.. how bout some useful items for my house’s like a normal size dining room table (thats not the one you get for free) and maybe a TV that plays the movie trailers from the theater just so there’s some sort of background music. i would also like to see you be able to change the color of the things we buy in the store. Such as changing my tan couch in to a blue one…even if i hafta buy it in different colors it wouldn’t bother me. And when can i download the namco museum from the store so i can unlock the arcade games for my house?!?!?!?

  • Where is Trine?

    Where is the PSN User/Trophy API for fansites?

  • I can’t wait to play BUZZ; I love the set-up you’re using. The top down view I mean. This is an awesome way to rival the 360’s 1 vs. 100.

  • Hey guys-how come the Helghast Tacticians outfit has en expiry date on it? I paid for it, so why is it no longer in my Home wardrobe?

  • why when i try to buy the heighast helmet it say error

  • Yay! Buzz! I’m going for it! See you at HOME!

  • Sounds good I haven’t been to Home for a while I might have to swing by this week.

  • I been seeing a lot of BUZZ lately. I don’t play it but If I do soon it’ll be sony fault. lol.

  • I’m not here to complaine about Home. I never had a problem launching games and playing them (do it all the time) Don’t need Home (Beta)for that. Key word (Beta) That means Home is not finished And If you ever had played a Beta of any game U would know that it has problems or it wouldn’t be called a Beta. PS3 is still king in my book and has the best games.

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