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PlayStation Home update: Saddle up!

PS Home will briefly be offline from 8.00am GMT on Wednesday 16th January for routine maintenance. Here’s what to expect after the update…

Lockwood Prairie
A soft breeze stirs the long grasses. Sunlight dapples the dusty ground through the tree. A snuffling sound in the grass outside the perimeter fence warrants further investigation. The only thing is, that fence is so far off. Walking there would take so long. If only…. oh, wait!

Lockwood has temporarily left dinosaur rearing and lion-taming behind, and gone for something a little simpler, but just as exciting – Horses of the Prairie! Including mustangs and ponies, plus something truly magical for the Gift Machine. So mount up and get riding!

Fan of Iron Fusion’s Envoy clothing released just before Christmas? Let your friends join you by sending them an alternate version from the Gift Machine.

Emo Ray: Volume 2

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Continue with the epic Emo Saga by purchasing Volume Two! More weapons, more baddies, more rewards, and more fun! Find out what is really going on with this Evil Teddy Bears in Volume Two.

Visit the Radd&Son Garage Rooftop to gain access to Emo Ray Vs. The Intergalactic Teddy Bears, or take the teleporter to the Garage Rooftop via Mr. Radd in the D2O District.

Granzella
Howdy partner! So yer lookin’ to get into a gen-u-ine cowboy or cowgirl outfit?
Well, look no further! Them fine folks at Granzella got a new Cowboy and Cowgirl series to put yerself in! They’ve got all the fixins’ one could want. You won’t find a finer western costume this side of the Mississippi, or the other, for that matter! What do you say, partner?

All aboard! A Steam Locomotive that you can ride on top of has arrived! With puffs of steam and the sound of the engine the Steam Locomotive speeds along. The steam whistle will blow as you speed up by pressing .

The Railroad Worker Clothes Set perfectly complements the steam locomotive. All aboard! Blow that train whistle and let’s get this steam engine running!

New in the Roller Skate series, the Rocket Type has arrived! The blade attaches to the shoes you’re wearing. Now you’ll feel like a sprinting speed skater. You can switch to a burst of speed by pressing .

Lastly, Granzella introduces the Three-quarter Sleeve Jacket and Cropped Pants Outfit Set.
The perfect style from head to toe, express your adult charm in this slender, enchanting outfit!

Venice Beach Clothing

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Are you the King of the beach or the ultimate beach babe? If so then the new Venice Beach clothing range is perfect for you. With new muscular torsos for the guys and some gorgeous swimsuits for the ladies you will be the envy of everyone else on the beach. The ladies swimsuits go great with the High Heels locomotion.

nDreams Locomotions
Some more fantastic locomotions from nDreams this week including the Bladestream Corp V1000 Range. Drive around effortlessly and give yourself a little boost to move around quicker. There is also a nice range of flying broomsticks and also the Sports Superstars locomotions which you can see below.

Juggernaut Games

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Practice your stances with Juggernaut’s Martial Arts emote! Contains three unique martial arts – inspired poses for both male and female avatars. Users should also drop by Cutteridge Estate today, and see if you can find a new feathered friend!

Home Tycoon

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Fresh from Hellfire Games this week: new Custom Cars available in Home Tycoon! Tear up the streets in the Tribal GS 828 and Blue Stripes GS 828 sports cars, available now in the Vehicles store in Home Tycoon.

That’s all for now. See you in PlayStation Home!

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PC is the future. Consoles slowly dieing..

thunderking1981 15 January, 2013 @ 8:00 pm   2

hi a very good update i like it i aill ways like home updates good job

SirJake_Brookes 15 January, 2013 @ 8:01 pm   3

100% buying train & I love horses as rider myself this update rocks. Equine world finally comes to PSH & I hope they will be more horsey updates :D Tak Lockwood & Hail Equestri

SirJake_Brookes 15 January, 2013 @ 8:03 pm   4

Equestria * & Luna Republic :)

fauxtronic 16 January, 2013 @ 12:01 am   5

“PS Home will briefly be offline….”

(Usually for hours… often going down again for more hours up to a day later due to something that went wrong with the update.)

This is why I stopped logging into PS Home back in February 2012. I’d only been using it a couple of months, but the downtime was so frustrating that I gave up for the sake of my own sanity.

Home entertainment needs to be predictably available. If on a Monday night I make plans with friends to meet up in PS Home on the Thursday of that week, then it’s beyond disruptive to suddenly discover it’s not available when we try to login. Oh, you may have announced the downtime on the blog 18 hours earlier, but here’s a newsflash: most PS3 users don’t read this blog.

The makers of another virtual world, Linden Lab, learned within a couple of years that weekly downtime generated animosity and impacted upon user retention, so they improved the platform. It no longer needs to go down for hours for updates to be applied.

Sony don’t seem to learn from things like this. Could it be, perhaps, because they have a captive audience? One of the many advantages of having no competition is not having to worry about satisfying customer demands, isn’t it?

Gary160974 16 January, 2013 @ 3:30 am   6

Whats happened to Emo Ray vol 1 mission pack 2 are we not getting it in EU if vol 2 is being released.

xDemonicDevilx 16 January, 2013 @ 10:41 am   7

What time will psh be online?

Ever since this update I have not been able get on thanks to long error codes but my friends are on tho.. Answer would be nice..

tatertot_1988 18 January, 2013 @ 5:06 pm   9

I am a huge fan of Playstation, but this is my week off work and I would like to enjoy it to my leisure, everytime I try to relax and go on PS3 it says PSHOME is closed for maintance and playstation store is close for maintance. This occured on thursday 17th Jan all evening (UK time) and all afternoon and evening of fri 18th Jan (UK time)
Surely it must be back to normal now, this is two days?

Regards, PS3 user.

CK-Makaveli 19 January, 2013 @ 7:35 am   10

again same message PSHOME is closed for maintance and playstation store is close for maintance. it is now the 19th want to get back on please