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KingofOldSchool
12-11-2008, 06:43 PM
Nothing special you need to do, just turn on your PS3 and go to Playstation Network and it should be there.

Funky Fly
12-11-2008, 06:52 PM
Oi, add me to your friend list on live. Busted Funk. Do it, do it.

G
12-11-2008, 07:16 PM
Harry Potter

Team Sheep
12-11-2008, 08:18 PM
I've tried getting on, no hope. The network seems fucked.

KingofOldSchool
12-11-2008, 10:50 PM
I just managed to get on, created my person.

We should create a TPWW group.

CSL
12-12-2008, 12:34 AM
Okay, this way more fun than it should be. There is something sadly hilarious about pixelated line dancing

CSL
12-12-2008, 12:59 AM
k, I am bored now

D Mac
12-12-2008, 03:59 PM
I only use my PS3 for Blu Ray now. Should I even bother with this?

CSL
12-12-2008, 04:09 PM
It's kind of like a huge chat room crossed with The Sims with PS3 graphics. It's worth checking out at least once just for the novelty

Boomer
12-12-2008, 04:27 PM
Tycho from PA just tore Home to shreds in their article today. I wish I had a PS3 to at least try it once, but if I wanted that kind of experience in a game, I'd just play an MMO. A free one even.

Team Sheep
12-12-2008, 08:23 PM
It's basically Habbo hotel but PS3 graphics.

Kane Knight
12-12-2008, 08:28 PM
Tycho from PA just tore Home to shreds in their article today. I wish I had a PS3 to at least try it once, but if I wanted that kind of experience in a game, I'd just play an MMO. A free one even.

They were a little harsh on it, but really, not by much. An open environment where you have to wait in line to play pool? If I wanted strangers to be pissed at me because I was taking forever to sink the eight ball, I'd go to a real bowling alley. The load times are kind of bad, too.

I wasn't exactly chewing at the bit on this one in the first place, but for all the hype, I expected a little more out of an "open beta."

The idea of it being a novelty is pretty accurate. It's cool being able to create a slightly more realistic avatar, but I wstill don't really feel all that inclined to use the home system.

The system is very much like life, and if you want that, you should probably venture out into the real world, where spontaneity and fun exist. This seems more like tedium. All they need is a "chore" system, with minigames like "painting your walls" and "vacuuming" to really seal the deal.

If they add more shit, it might be interesting. The Beta, however, is nothing more than a novelty.

CSL
12-12-2008, 08:52 PM
If they add more shit, it might be interesting

I think that's the perfect summation really

D Mac
12-14-2008, 06:03 PM
Tried it last night. It's ok. Played some bowling and pool. They're having some server problems tho.

ClockShot
12-27-2008, 11:45 AM
Had some time on my hands and gave this a go this morning. Pretty sweet for just a beta. Even if you only have a few places to go and items to purchase. With all the variety, looks like I gotta load up on PSN cash.

Kane Knight
12-27-2008, 04:54 PM
You're actually willing to pay money to tack on crap to it? Jeez.

.44 Magdalene
12-28-2008, 06:18 AM
I'm really just getting tired of full scale avatar systems, to be honest


I mean, aside from being able to use Adolf Hitler in Mario Kart, none of the console avatar setups have given me any enjoyment whatsoever and add nothing to the overall experience, even when they put Experience in the name.

#BROKEN Hasney
12-28-2008, 06:20 AM
You're actually willing to pay money to tack on crap to it? Jeez.

Maybe there's a nuke to end the entire Home universe.

Kane Knight
12-28-2008, 10:18 AM
I'm really just getting tired of full scale avatar systems, to be honest


I mean, aside from being able to use Adolf Hitler in Mario Kart, none of the console avatar setups have given me any enjoyment whatsoever and add nothing to the overall experience, even when they put Experience in the name.

But...But...You can make your XBox avatar burp!

Maybe there's a nuke to end the entire Home universe.

Not sure if I'd pay for that. Unless it bricked the consoles of the people who think it's got merit.

#BROKEN Hasney
12-28-2008, 10:21 AM
Don't forget that awesome snow globe they had on NXE :roll:.

To be fair, the only one that is pissing me off is the 360 ones. You can avoid Miis and Home for the most part, but it's enforced on 360...

Kane Knight
12-28-2008, 11:26 AM
You can completely avoid Home. That's about the only good thing about it.

Miis I don't remember being that avoidable, but since it's been months since I even had it hooked up....

#BROKEN Hasney
12-28-2008, 12:51 PM
Well you can just play games like Wii Sports with generic ones, I think. Yeah, it's been a while.

Can someone confirm if you can say 'hello' in Home on text chat? Someone told me it was censored, due to hell.

.44 Magdalene
12-28-2008, 04:55 PM
And I'd like to reiterate that with Miis, you can have posters of Hitler drinking coffee in your Mario Kart levels, or drive around as a poorly formed Mr. T

Kane Knight
12-28-2008, 05:25 PM
And I'd like to reiterate that with Miis, you can have posters of Hitler drinking coffee in your Mario Kart levels, or drive around as a poorly formed Mr. T

I think the important point is that this is the family console. :D

.44 Magdalene
12-28-2008, 06:18 PM
Hiitler would like to play

Kane Knight
12-28-2008, 10:17 PM
Can't blame him. He was banned from Live.

Fignuts
02-22-2009, 06:49 AM
Installed this today. Spent a good 15 minutes just randomly running over to people and giving them a thumbs up. Then running away.