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PlayStation Home: WipEout, PlayStation Minis Event, Just Cause 2 & Sodium Updates

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Attention Speed Demons: WipEout – one of PlayStation’s most celebrated and longest-running franchises – turns 15 this year. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’re launching the WipEout Museum – a brand new space stuffed to the brim with games based upon this critically-acclaimed series of hypersonic, futuristic racers. From the Team Logo Hunt questing game to the breakneck fury lying within in the WipEout 2D arcade cabinets; the point-and-blast excitement of the WipEout Shooter to the interactive DJ area (where you can crank your favorite tracks and pump yourself up for the impending races), the WipEout Museum is the premier destination for fans of the long line of classic, gravity-defying titles that make up the WipEout universe.

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In other news, we’ll be opening the doors of the new Observatory space this Thursday, July 8th, for the PlayStation minis event. Challenge your friends to a battle of wits, memory, and luck over a board consisting of a grid of glowing tiles. Flip the tiles over to reveal a variety of minis images; reveal two matching tiles to score a point. To keep things interesting, we’ve riddled the board with random tiles hiding bonuses and traps (such as a tile that steals points from your opponent). You can even hide traps of your own, weakening your opponent and securing the spoils (which, of course, come in the form of a highly-collectible reward). Elsewhere in the Observatory you will find the pool-esque FreezeBall game, which rounds out the exclusive PlayStation minis event.

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In terms of other events to keep you busy over the upcoming weekend, we’ve just received a report of an imminent outbreak of red scorpions in the Sodium Hub:

“Coming heat waves are predicted to cause numbers of red robotic scorpions in the Sodium Hub to swell! Experts predict numbers will reach their peak this weekend. Do your part to keep the Sodium Hub safe by donning your stomp boots and keeping the red scorpion menace at bay over the coming days. Remember, the more red scorpions you stomp the greater level of upgrade you’ll earn for your stomp boots. And that’s not all; each progressive Stomp Boot upgrade will increase the number of points awarded to you for stomping red scorpions when worn!”

As far as updates to the PlayStation Home Mall go, Just Cause 2 clothing and furniture items (including Rico and Tom Sheldon costumes) will be released alongside new Lockwood/Sodium clothing items (new stilettos for the ladies), the mega-popular Trigger Happy-in-the-Box game from the Midway space will be made available for use in your clubhouses and personal spaces (available at a discounted price of $0.49 for those of you who have purchased the Midway Bar Key – likewise, if you purchase the Trigger Happy-in-the-Box game at its full price of $2.99 you will get a discount on the Midway Bar Key), new Monkey Island 2 items will appear in the LucasArts store, and our friends at LOOT will release the new LOOT Mobile Internet Browser item, which allows you to access the Sony Pictures Emporium website from your personal space. Does your avatar have a shirt you want to sport on your next night out? Use the LOOT Mobile Internet Browser to access IRL versions of some of your favorite in-world items.

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Last but certainly not least, we want to invite you all out to our nightly Featured Game parties to play the latest and greatest PS3 and PSN games with your friends in PlayStation Home. To participate in a Featured Game party, simply go to the Gamer’s Lounge between 4:00pm and 8:00pm PDT (7:00pm and 11:00pm EDT). Once at the event, insert the Featured Game into your PlayStation 3 and either set up your own game launching session or join someone else’s. (Pro tip: Make sure to add people you meet in PlayStation Home to your friends list so that you can find one another in the game lobby). Over the course of the next week, we’ll be playing some awesome multiplayer games – from ModNation Racers (Friday, July 9th) to the new Fat Princess DLC (Tuesday, July 13th). Come on out and join us!

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See you in Home!

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  • Nice update. Still looking forward to the steampunk space though!

  • Great update Locust, new spaces are always nice to see :)

    Now could we use that browser for other sites?

    Also what is this Minis event? Will there be minis to win?

    • There will not be Minis to win, but there will be an exclusive virtual item prize that you can unlock. You can also purchase Minis directly from the event space.

  • cool, now let us play our own music in our personal spaces already.

  • WipEout content looks great, nice to see Minis arriving for us too. So glad on the red scorpions, now I can finally get level 5 boots. So LS, World Cup jerseys? Games end in a few days, sure hope so.

  • Home lost me with the whole “buy items to get free gifts” Christmas event. Deleted it and won’t be back.

  • Lol Solid, so many people ragequit from that event, though I don’t know… I kind of embraced it haha, as I’m currently doing with the Midway event.

    I’m so glad I held off on scorpion stomping, now I can do it all at once =D

  • Sweet Update Locust. I like the fact that Trigger Happy in a Box is now available for our other Personal Spaces as well since I collect Arcade Machines. Will the Loot browser let you view other sites as well or is it just for Sony Pictures Empourium? Also, any word on when we are getting the VeeMee Pool Tables. I’ve been stoked for them ever since they were announced in Euro Home. Thanks for the heads up. Keep up the good work.

  • Yet another mini-game to own and use in our Personal spaces–Awesome! Trigger Happy-in-the-Box will be tons of fun to own, will it contain any rewards?

    This is getting us closer and closer to having our own Game filled club House. I hope we continue seeing more & more games came out for us!

    • You’ll definitely be seeing plenty of more games for your personal spaces in the future.

      That said, the Trigger Happy-in-a-Box game is actually being held and will not release until Thursday, July 15th. I just found out after this post went live. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

  • How much is that LOOT Mobile browser thing?

  • weres the “LOOT MIB” at in playstation home?
    i have looked in mall loot store & central plaza little mini store were else do i have too look?

  • Also, what does that LOOT Mobile browser do?
    And are we (NA) getting the pool table and darts?

    • Yes, we will release these items, though they will not be available this week.

      The LOOT Mobile browser is a free item that allows you to access the Sony Pictures Emporium site and order real versions of some of our top virtual items. Pretty cool, eh?

  • [@10]
    Hitman-Merc – These items will all be available this Thursday. :)

  • Sophronia were you get that info? add me meet in ps home ok plz…

  • Hitman-Merc – The PlayStation Blog is updated (usually) on Wednesday around this time, but the actual update happens on Thursday 12:00am PT / 3:00am ET every week!

  • well im exploring ps home now you wanna show me around Sophronia?

  • Nice update. Any plans to incorporate more games with dedicated game launching( i.e Resident Evil and LittleBigPlanet)?

  • Hitman-Merc – Okay, I’ll help ya out.

  • sweet yeah im online now got headset too!

  • Another week without pool tables for personal spaces.
    For now I’ll just put the Trigger Happy arcade game in my
    Pub. Cool update still.

  • WHERE IS THE POOL TABLES !!!!!!!!!1 LET US PLAY OUR MUSIC, WHAT IS GOING ON WITH YOU GUYS WHO IN CHRAGE OF HOME ???

  • MEN IN BLACK

  • Trigger Happy portable canceled :-( Oh well, better luck next week.

  • PS Home needs DC Universe Online, Killzone, and Twisted Metal dedicated game spaces.

  • Hey Locust, any word if were getting the Radec costume this week?

  • Why dont we have PLAYSTATION museum with pictures, media, and games covering the 15 years of the brand? It should be huge and replace the gamers lounge.

  • @25..thats a great idea..because that lounge is USELESS!..also L_S..im guessing those pool table and dart board game that were mentioned for the PERSONAL SPACE..are going to be available for the ALREADY OWNED ONES ..RIGHT?..im ALIL confused :/ ONE MORE THING…im sure EVERYONE is wating to be able to PLAY THIER OWN MUSIC..and also WATCH VIDEOS from our HDD off a PS HOME TV..WE ALL know its not an easy task but PLEASE LET US KNOW THAT YOUR TECH GUYS ARE WORKING ON IT..or atleast a WINK :p

  • can us gurls get some Lolita and Gothic Lolita dresses, hair styles and shoes/stockings

  • Great update again Locust_Star!!

    Will the Midway be getting a fix? I know you guys are aware that we have to change the TV ratio from 4:3 to 16:9.

  • haha they punk’d you all!!
    the mega-popular Trigger Happy-in-the-Box game from the Midway space will be made available for use in your clubhouses and personal spaces (available at a discounted price of $0.49 for those of you who have purchased the Midway Bar Key – likewise, if you purchase the Trigger Happy-in-the-Box game at its full price of $2.99 you will get a discount on the Midway Bar Key),
    gaint line throught this part!!

  • stfu hitman

  • Hitman u a little punk

  • this game is based on your moms fat azz

  • They better release more portable games soon before I blow all the money that I set aside for them. LoL

  • What about the Gamers Lounge Freezing problem. Myself and others have posted about in the Forums..

    Help us please.

    Jason

  • Great News. Is the Wipout space a limited event space or is it here to stay?

  • Is the Radec costume coming this week?

  • Great update!

    So are we able to use the Loot browsers to browse the web freely or only to aforementioned websites?

  • WIPEOUT MUSEUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and free items… and WIPEOUT!!!!!!!

  • @Locust_Star

    Thanks for the info, and if the loot item only goes to onesite its kind of useless.

  • Check out Home-Watch dot com people

  • I’m loving Home more and more each day.

    Thanks for adding continuous updates. All we need now is the PROMISED Home Trophy room(Don’t Charge for it like you did with the picture frames though). :)

  • nice update, but what are the next ps1 classics to come?

  • Wipeout Museum looks interesting. I am completely enjoying The Midway. After I collect everything, idf I am that lucky, I know I’ll be going back to challenge myself and hangout. Love the atmosphere. I thing the Wipeout Museum will do the same for fans of that franchise.

    And I think that is something Home can use. Public spaces based on franchises rather than just single games.

    Thanks for everything!

  • omg not only do girls get hit on by noobs in home,we now get hit on ,on this blog, this is gettin ridiculous there def needs to be more mods in home monitoring these idiots there starting to ruin home for me.

  • Wat is goin on wit dis home and you know we is proimsed to throw hams at people and all dat and all we get is darla kssing us at midway ewww you need sum btta idea u kno what ever happen to dem rhino horns we was promised and is like I wanna play ma brittney spears music lyke was promised back in closed beta 73 and why is like you know cydonia not around no more pschhh she probably left cuz you not listen to us and we was PROMISED cheese hats every week man fo realz If we dont get beaver tails wat is da point of goin on home u kno is like dis aint even a social place cuz we can yell at people on da microphones we has all gotted

  • Man OOO I has forgetted sumthin aww man i sorry bout all dat but why cannot I look on da forums for home usin ma ps3 wtf is dat all bout I thought it was all lyke ps3 does everything man and is like not even supported on ma ps3 browser but hey why am i complianing I only use ps3 to watch ma bittney spears videas. shout out to ma girl bittney spears YEAh brittney dats royte I did it now what you gonna do babe I luv ya woo yeah ps3 for da win!

  • Will the stuff in the WipEout space be free and will it also come to the EU HOME?

  • Ofcourse….I got on home and found no Just Cause 2 items. What happened?

  • Where is a Killzone space? How about a Gran Turismo space? What r u all waiting for? To make it after GT5 releases? That may get pushed to Nov 2011 and then to Fall 2012 and then to PS4 and then to possibly for a slim PS4 launch bundle game. So there is no point in waiting. Just release it. If you guys haven’t even started work on it then what r u all doing there? o_O

    Maybe ask RS to make GTA space? You may have to pay up some serious $$$. I hear they sell for 50 mil. Make it happen!!!!!!

  • When will we be seeing the Radec Killzone 2 costume that was suppose to be released a while back? On a side note, cool update.

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