Home! - Not a Glorified Chat Room?

Seriously, I love my ps3 and all but I saw the Home idea as a gimmick. Yea, hate me but that’s how I felt. Its’ a fact that communication via texting and messaging is enough but yea, users wouldn’t mind seeing impressions of other users mugs either.

Great, so enter Home. You have to wonder why Sony put the brakes on that thing, even when PH had edged other parts of the Empire to push more on the “community” aspect of gaming. So what do you do? Integrate actual “game-playing, side quests, and game content extras” ino the game Home System.

See the posts here at many other gaming sites -

  • Resistance integrates Home into Gameplay.
  • Uncharted makes it cool.
  • Warhawk adds functionality.

In addition to this expect to see all the advertising your eyes can handle. I’m not sure I understand the complaint about this but it has something to do with visual pollution. As a city dweller, you really can’t complain about visual pollution here but if you’re from other parts of the world where ads are at a minimum, I can understand why you might suffer from information overload.

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2 Responses to “Home! - Not a Glorified Chat Room?”

  1. DaveDaGamer on March 3rd, 2008 2:02 pm

    But are those content extras free? If so yippie!


  2. DW on March 4th, 2008 7:48 am

    For the most part .. yea the extras are free but its an obvious opportunity for developers to cash in on extra creativity … they would be foolish not to. Think about it, Home itself is already free like PSN. This is why I wouldn’t mind setting up a TGHz space on there … but the dev kits for it start at 10K$.


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