Playstation Home: bit shit or actually pretty good?


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Mapster
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Is it? I'm just asking because I've heard so little about it in recent days. I dont want to use up bandwidth updating it.

Massive fail or am I missing out on something amazing?
#1 at 01:15:21 - 23/09/2009
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Not worth downloading in my opinion, unless you plan to meet your virtual friends in a overly complicated chatroom.

You are certainly not missing out on anything amazing.
#2 at 01:24:23 - 23/09/2009
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Reality not living up to the promise? When I think of the development days that must have been put into Home it makes me sad.

Where did it all go so wrong?
#3 at 01:35:55 - 23/09/2009
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Not sure if they ever were on the right track to be honest.
As of right now (or rather 6 month ago) it was basically a glorified advertising space with maybe one or two mildly entertaining bits.

I can't remember what they promised, but Home is not something I would use to convince a potential customer that my product is better than the other.
It's nice that you have the option to use, but it's hard to find a use for it.

There is only one person on my friendslist who used it regularly and I have 100 people on the list. :)
#4 at 01:50:00 - 23/09/2009
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I deleted it after trying it on day one.

And someone put it like this: perhaps a new area will be added, say, every couple of weeks. You update, look around the new area, try some gimmicks that you probably wouldn't even bother with if it were on a website, but you do it because feel you have to, then you "meh", and leave.

At best Home attracts normal people for 10-15 mins every couple of weeks. Which just isn't worth it.
#5 at 02:13:49 - 23/09/2009
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Too much bloody loading, anytime I even think of clicking the startup for it I think of how long it'll be I can do anything except looking at loading screens. It's the world's most clunky mini-game collection.
#6 at 14:04:07 - 23/09/2009
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I confess I've not looked at it since pretty much the first version but then I'm sure I'm not alone, and there's been absolutely nothing they've added since that's motivated me to go back to it. It just feels directionless and massively late to me - in fact I'm surprised they're still funding development at all.
#7 at 14:49:29 - 23/09/2009
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I usually go on just to try and figure out why people go on it. The second most bizarre thing I saw on it was a group of users who'd all bought the same avatar t-shirt. They were in a posse together. Bought the t-shirt to prove it, lads? Wow.

Most bizarre is Home itself. It's still utterly and self-defeatingly myopic about revenue generation rather than community generation. So beef-headed. Just so beef-headed. The online lobby for Everybody's Golf is better than Home.

I'd hate to think that the existence of Home is why AdHoc Party hasn't been launched in the West, or it's not been used as a start for a PS3 equivalent.
#8 at 15:59:21 - 23/09/2009

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