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PlayStation Home: New Minis Event In The Observatory, Plus Star Wars And Indiana Jones!

We’re bringing you a brand new minis experience this Thursday, with the latest PlayStation Home event. Make your way to the top level of the brand new “The Observatory” space, where you can challenge a friend to a duel of memory, wits and a little luck. Enter into a minis duel, competing over a board consisting of a grid of glowing, face-down tiles. Flip the tiles over to reveal a variety of minis titles; reveal two matching tiles to score a point. Sounds simple? The fun starts with random tiles hiding bonuses or traps, such as a tile that steals points from your opponent. You can even hide traps of your own, hoping to catch out your opponent. Beware, though: they may shuffle the board and your own trap could catch you out!

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In true minis fashion this simple concept is fiendishly addictive, so don’t forget to drag yourself away to explore the rest of The Observatory. The futuristic pool-like game FreezeBall returns exclusively to the minis event space. Browse the latest minis titles, available for purchase and download for PS3 and PSP. Winners of the minis duel will be rewarded with a minis neon light for their personal space. This is an event not to be missed!

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More of the very popular LucasArts content arrives this week! We’ve got more Star Wars, as well as a delightful selection of Indiana Jones costumes and furniture items. Kicking off the Star Wars list is the fantastic Obi-Wan costume, consisting of Tunic and Armour, Hair, Beard and Gloves (also available as a bundle). For your personal space there will be three posters – Rex, Anakin, and Yoda – for your walls, along with three Clone Helmets on display stands. To top it all off there’s a Homing Spider Droid prop and AT-ST statue!

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Moving on to Indiana Jones, there’s a veritable treasure trove of costumes and items coming tomorrow! There’s the iconic Indiana Jones costume with Fedora, along with Young Indiana Jones. You’ll also find costumes for Mutt Williams, Dovchenko, Mola Ram and Henry Jones Sr. For your walls there’s a framed Whip, while for fans of Raiders of the Lost Ark you’ll find Staff of Rah, Ark of the Covenant, and Fertility Idol ornaments. Finishing the list is the Crystal Skull ornament.

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Finally for this week, we’re releasing a selection of clothing items for Assassin’s Creed fans. This range includes t-shirts and caps and can be found in Threads, for both male and female.

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13 Author replies

Will we be able to unlock Red Dead Redemption rewards for playstation home when the game is out friday?

Alex Weekes 19 May, 2010 @ 17:14
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I’m still awaiting definitive confirmation, however theoretically the answer is yes.

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Yay ! More T-Shirts :P

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Mola Ram!! OMG! Brilliant!!!

Carla_Birch 19 May, 2010 @ 17:16
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Not a bad update, any news on if the mui mui ship space will be getting a fix for its lag and bad fream rate? Also anything on the 3 MAG personal spaces?

DANTHEMAN121 19 May, 2010 @ 17:16
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great update looking foward to the minis event.

havn’t brought any star wars content yet might get some of those tho

Thanks

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Where’s IREM?
Where’s Namco?
Where’s the European Lounge?

Not a bad update

Alex Weekes 19 May, 2010 @ 17:23
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Irem – very soon.

Namco – I haven’t heard anything new recently.

European Lounge – I have no idea what you might be referring to, so you’ll need to expand.

AaronSOLDIER 19 May, 2010 @ 17:22
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Can we get a Sephiroth costume on Home? Please.

Spidie_Pig_Rules 19 May, 2010 @ 17:26
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Alex i love the update but we were promised hovercrafts last september now over 7 months on we are yet to see them :( can you provide any update on these

as i really wanna play with these badboys :D

Alex Weekes 19 May, 2010 @ 17:29
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The hovercraft will be released when they’re ready to be released. At the moment they are still being worked on, so you’ll need to be patient for a while longer.

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@Thylaudax

Every region except Europe has a gamers lounge were you meet up with other people for example community events. One of the main things Europe needs for it’s community.

By ‘very soon’ RE IREM is that this month? :O

Alex Weekes 19 May, 2010 @ 17:32
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For Irem, we’re on the final stretch last I saw. That could mean next week, or it could mean next month or the month after depending on QA etc.

At the moment, I genuinely do not know what will definitely be in each update until the day before. Which makes writing the blog very difficult at times!

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any news on the ghostbusters space ?

Carla_Birch 19 May, 2010 @ 17:31
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I think number 6 is on about like SCEAsia have where there is a space for each region only, so its easy to meet people from same region (eg only HK users can access the HK one). Its the part of the events space being used for the new minis event they use for it.

Carla_Birch 19 May, 2010 @ 17:43
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As @6 did not mean what i thinked, will the EU see a space like that where english can meet english users easy and german meet german. Not something im personally fussed with but i can see how it would be of help to new users.

Alex Weekes 19 May, 2010 @ 17:51
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Not as easy for us to do as for Asia due in small part to the sheer number of countries / regions that we cover for SCEE.

BalramRules 19 May, 2010 @ 17:49
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this MMO is just gettin better n better =P

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The space is known as the ‘Gamers Lounge’ It’s where some people from gaming companies do Q&A’s. Recently SCEA updated their Gamers Lounge. It’s primary use is a place where people get together and host community events.

Doe’s that help Alex?

so no women’s outfits from the indy films?
well that’s ok because as we all know there were never any women in the indiana jones movies were there?
and the obi wan outift? men only too?
of course you couldn’t adapt it for female avatars like they did with the same outfit for the xbox right?
not that any of this really matters to me at the moment, but then there are other women who use home.

Alex Weekes 20 May, 2010 @ 09:57
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LucasArts own the Indiana Jones IP, and as such it is their choice as to what they make available for us. Over recent weeks they have released some female content, it just happens that this week the costumes are all male.

Kitty-Wali- 19 May, 2010 @ 18:03
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Any News about those appartments if we will get ’em n when ?
* Waterfall Terrace
* Stage Set

Alex Weekes 20 May, 2010 @ 09:56
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Nothing new to share on these two, I’m afraid.

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About the hovercrafts, why did you annouce them so early if they were months (probobly years) away? This wait has only annoyed people :(

Plus will the games in these new spaces have the que feature? Because im guessing this is another one of those things where only one person in the space can play at once and there will be a 30 min wait until you have to hammer x to play. :(

Seems like a good update though, so good job there ;) but i think Home still needs massivly expanding for people to load it up more often.

Alex Weekes 20 May, 2010 @ 09:55
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Honestly: because at the time they were announced it was thought they’d be out a lot sooner. Sometimes with software development you encounter unexpected problems with new features that delay their release. The Hovercraft (and Shrinking Potions) bring new functionality to Home, and getting this functionality working properly before they get released is a high priority.

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Have to say SCEE marketing team mixed with the home quite good
Nice use of a space to show off stuff in this case the minis

Unless i got that wrong and it just down to the home team :D

Nice any news on more stuff for girls ? (not a girl just asking :P)

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Sup Alex,

Do you know if modnation racers has home rewards? Or any kind of Home integration?

So whats for girls? 2 t-shirts and 2 caps?
Sorry but bad update :(

bridgelad98 19 May, 2010 @ 18:43
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Nothing for me this week, however I think that event looks fantatic, and freezeball ; Yes :)

Any update on the GHOSTBUSTERS Firehouse furniture Thy?

Alex Weekes 20 May, 2010 @ 09:51
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I’ve not heard anything new this week. As I’ve said previously, though, I’ll post any updates I do get on the forums.

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the guys he reads all these comments…does a great job ^^

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Have you a date and news about the spaces :
the playground and the steampunk and midway carnival?

Alex Weekes 20 May, 2010 @ 09:47
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No set dates for these yet. We do intend for these to be released simultaneously for SCEE and SCEA.

It sounds like a great update if you’re a guy…
But not even ONE outfit for the females in Home??….*no,obviously not!* :/

Alex Weekes 20 May, 2010 @ 09:50
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I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve passed along that you all want more female clothing. We’re close to having space in our schedule for working through Lockwood’s back catalogue, Irem is coming, and I’ve seen early work on some new female clothing that looks amazing.

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When do we get the Shrink Potion?

Minis stuff looks fun.

Are we getting Ezio’s master Assassin oufit in EU? and is there any more Bioshock content coming?

Sir_Gunnalot 19 May, 2010 @ 20:02
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I have no opinion on whether women should have more outfits (personally, I believe the more content anybody gets the better), but ask yourselves this: why the heck are you asking Sony?

Sony doesn’t make any content any more. You wanna petition the people that actually commission these costumes. The games companies, who’s biggest market is the male market (of the age range 16-24). Ask them to buck their ideas, because Sony certainly won’t do anything about it.

That said…ooh, new space :D. Oh wait, nobody cares about the new space, because women got shafted again.

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A lot of content being added recently. I guess I am being forced to give Home another try. Congratulations!

One of the biggest games of the year is out tommorrow and SCEE simply cant even tell what Home has in store for it?

(EU vers anyway)

This is why a HUGE ammount of gamers dont bother with home simply because Home isnt consistabt with what its trying to achieve.

Home unlocks
Home spaces
Purchased items

All of which, we should all lucky and privileged that they EVEN work at times?!

I feel that unlike the announement of trophies those few years ago, Home just isnt taken seriously.. i would say anymore but its never have.

One thing on Home that desperately needs sorting is “chat”. There needs to be a more direct way of one person chatting to another with both people actually aware that there both speaking to eachother. Such as a “so-an-so says blahblahblah to so-an-so” because the way it stands its pretty annoying speaking in a group of people.

andrewwalker1212 20 May, 2010 @ 11:18
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This is a wonderful opinion. The things mentioned are great and
needs to be appreciated by everyone.
Buy and Sell

johhny56656 20 May, 2010 @ 11:46
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home needs a huge amount of improvements to get more using it . the hardcore gamers mostly have it deleted or never log in

Thanks for replying Alex:)
I do (sincerely) appreciate that you have passed along that we need more female clothing more times than you can probably recall.
I’m also glad that at last you have some time that you;re able to allocate to going through Lockwood’s back catalogue and of course I’m very excited to know that Irem is almost at the door!:)
You’ve REALLY got me interested in the new female clothing that’s being worked on at the moment too!
All in all your reply has cheered me up enormously!
I will certainly take my place amongst the many females excitedly camped out by the front door ( after having rolled out the red carpet of course!), waiting for these hotly anticipated female items to finally make their Grand Entrance into Home!:P
Thanks again Alex, your diligence truly IS appreciated!;)

Hovercrafts… that reminds me, i built a course complete with ramps in one of my apartments back when the hovercrafts were…imminent…. and it’s still there , waiting for that day :)
Oh well, it’s good to hear the hovercraft are still being worked on.

EU Red Dead Redemption DOES unlock Home rewards. Also includes in game msg telling you so.

I just fail to understand how SCEE doesnt have a handle on what goes on within there own platform well ahead of time?!

Theoretically

CoolRichy008UK 24 May, 2010 @ 11:46
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whats this about shrinking potions and hovercrafts

1 is the shrinking potion for a alice and wonderland space on ps3 home or can it be used anywhere in any space to look for hidden mini spaces

2 will there ever be rides like themeparks in ps3 home and any cool spaces coming soon like really huge spaces

CoolRichy008UK 24 May, 2010 @ 11:49
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i forgot to add why dont u add a home user counter to spaces and track how many people use them spaces each month like the far cry 2 space and everybody golf one int got loads of ppl in them no more why dont you get rid of the spaces where only 1 or 2 ppl are in and replace them with better spaces btw i cant wait for

1 carnival space
2 new home square
3 new mall
4 new playground

i been on home since xmas 2008 and home is gettin way better i hope we get spaces soon such as a haunted house with a scary ride we need things like that :D and i hope we get more items like a camera with diffrent effects and maybe a XI 2

CoolRichy008UK 24 May, 2010 @ 12:03
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oh yea otherday i bought 4 indiana jones bundle packs

indy jones
mutt willams
general
and the one with the horns

but when i go look for them in wardrone they dont show up :( what do i do will it be fixed cuz im upset they int in my wardrobe and i got proof i bought them.

sorry for 3 messages next time il post them as 1

Alex Weekes 25 May, 2010 @ 11:36
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Re: the Indy bundles, there will be refunds issued to your account automatically in the near future and you will then be able to purchase the fixed items.

CoolRichy008UK 26 May, 2010 @ 10:34
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thanx for that so if i get a redund on them do i have to rebuy them or can i get somin else when i get refunded.

answer me this plz

when do shrinkin potions come out and where can i use them ???

Alex Weekes 26 May, 2010 @ 10:57
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Re: Refund – you can either rebuy the Indy outfits, or you can spend the money on something else if you prefer.

Re: shrinking potions – I don’t have any information I can share at the moment. As soon as I do, I will.

CoolRichy008UK 26 May, 2010 @ 15:57
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thanx i hope sony or who ever runs home knows what indy bundles are broke and can refund me of the ones that i tryed to get

thanx for the help alex :) p.s i hope we get better personal apartments soon that are huger then the neptune one :D

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