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PlayStation Home: New Home Square Unveiled!

We’ve teased you long enough with hints… Today, we’re pleased to announce that this Thursday we cut the ribbon and open the brand new Home Square and Shopping Centre! We’re really excited about finally releasing the new spaces, where we’ll be able to bring you, the community that makes PlayStationHome what it is, exciting new experiences. So read on to find out more about the completely revamped spaces and new content housed within them: there’s so much I’m not quite sure where to start…

We’ll kick off with the harbour-side Home Square, where you’ll find plenty of exciting new attractions. Joining existing buildings – such as the cinema and bowling alley – you’ll find all-new mini-games including Supa-Fun Robo-Goalie Time!!, a game where you will be put on the spot to kick home penalty shots past an increasingly skilful robot goalie.

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Towards the harbour frontage you’ll find a video screen topped by a scrolling news ticker, where you’ll be able to find out all the latest goings-on in Home. Take a moment to gaze across the harbour view then have a closer look at the attractive new water fountain that doubles as a Polling Booth. Here you will be able to answer multiple-choice questions on a wide range of topics, with the community’s answers affecting the water jets in real time.

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Once you can drag yourself away from all the new fun to be had in Home Square, take a wander past the cinema and through to the new open-air Shopping Centre. Surrounding an open central space, shop fronts both old and new are easily accessible. As a quick hint, if you’re looking for some bargains head for Threads 2 and see what you can find!

We look forward to welcoming you all to the new Home Square and Shopping Centre this Thursday!

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Nice thanks .

TheSabreman 15 June, 2010 @ 17:07
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Looks great, well done SCEE Home team :)

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Wow looks awesome, and how cool will the open air shopping centre be :)

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Will only home square be added? No other additional content?

Alex Weekes 15 June, 2010 @ 17:11
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There will be another blog post tomorrow detailing the rest of this week’s content.

KC-alpha-14 15 June, 2010 @ 17:08
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Preview at E3?

Carla_Birch 15 June, 2010 @ 17:09
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Very very nice, looking forward to it. Does the new mini game have awards?

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Speechless! Looking EPIC! And what’s this? More content?

Must be the best week of the year!

Just one quick question: Will it feature rewards? :)

Alex Weekes 15 June, 2010 @ 17:17
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There’s rewards to be had :)

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Will this see an end to the unused ‘Stuff’ store? Is this new Home Square and Shopping Centre EU only or worldwide?

Alex Weekes 15 June, 2010 @ 17:22
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These are SCEE spaces.

You’ll have to wait and see for Stuff ;)

so the basketball area that was in the pics you posted didnt make final cut thy

Alex Weekes 15 June, 2010 @ 17:25
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Note: the blog post above refers to new mini-games in the plural. I’ve only mentioned one by name, however there’s actually three.

also does this mean we have better memory and can hopefully get redeem stations and listen@home like u.s

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WOW! :O

Those are pretty fine looking spaces you’ve got there…

Will we be seeing a special playstation home presentation at E3? o.O

ahh good to know thy i may use home more now . also can you tell me will the community polling thing actually be used to take our ideas

Alex Weekes 15 June, 2010 @ 17:35
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From time to time, yes. Some Q&A’s will be whimsical, some will be to help us identify competition winners, and some will be seeking the communities direct feedback.

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Cannot wait! Great work Team SCEE!

14

Holy crap, nice!

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Is E3 in Home at any time soon ?

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Is it a new Home Square and Shopping Centre? Or are all core spaces getting updated?

very nice touch thy this will get me back inside home on thursday direct communication with sony through home is best way to see what people want for home as not everyone who uses home posts on blog or forums . big thanks to scee home team keep this up

also hovercraft in stuff store window lol cmon now give us a date .

ProphetOfRage 15 June, 2010 @ 17:46
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Far too little far,far too late.

BalramRules 15 June, 2010 @ 17:55
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Q.1.When is the new Home Square actually going to come out?
Q.2. I’ve heard that all regions will be able to meet within the same PlayStation Home servers this time, so are there no differences between North America, Europe, Japan and others versions of Home Square and other spaces?

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it’s never to late…prophetofrage… don’t be a tool

can someone tell me when the E3 is on here

FULLMETAL56 15 June, 2010 @ 18:15
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Nice.
Is the view from the harbour studio will be updated too ?

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8pm tonight seany, very good news about the new home square coming this week, it looks fantastic and plenty to do, looking forward to it

Balram if you read the first line of the blog post it tells you when its released..

dante u saying hovercrafts at 8pm?

killerjasmine 15 June, 2010 @ 18:27
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Hey how cool does that look :) erm! Does that mean us girlies could be getting our new heels???

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Wow, great work. Looking forward to this. Always fun when something changes.

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Awesome! But what will happen to the old Home Square and shopping center?

Nice update!

Carnivius_Prime 15 June, 2010 @ 18:32
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Looking good.

seany1 on the forum post they show a picture of the basketball game so its made it :D

What about that Trophy room, which was discussed with Phil Harrison some time ago.

almighty-slayer 15 June, 2010 @ 18:42
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Wow this looks genuinely awesome. Good job Home team :D

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not been on for a few weeks,will check it out later.

36

It looks a thousand better than the actual Home Square !
Can’t wait to see this!
Thanks =)

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I meant sony e3 conference is on at 8pm tonight seany not the new home square

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I love going on Playstation Home.

I really appreciate the update, I look forward to checking it out on Thursday. :)

I have a question, will the ability to listen to your own music on the HDD be added to Home at some point? Or to be streamed? Thanks
Loving the new look of Home Square and the shopping centre

sharpenedpixel 16 June, 2010 @ 11:45
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All I ever wanted from Home was the Trophy Room, which has never shown up, argh!

ShadowDoGGG 19 June, 2010 @ 04:02
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You removed the best mini game from it?

and yes trophy room. I want that too can you please just give us what we want Sony.

Like in game chat. Is it truly that hard to implement?

ShadowDoGGG 19 June, 2010 @ 04:02
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mini game i am refering too is the helicopter game

CoolRichy008UK 19 June, 2010 @ 21:02
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music will be added next thursday from the playground space aka u can buy it as a boombox look on the open shop on playground with the blue ps home buy logo on it :D it says boombox.

every 2 weeks after my hols im soo gettin the new home stuff :D and i bet the bowlin ally will be updated sooon

Carnivius_Prime 19 June, 2010 @ 22:37
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that helicopter game was annoying not just to play but also to run past. i miss the old PSP ad screen from the Home square that used to have everyone dancing. whole world in your hands.

будет ли русский язык в PlayStation Home?

46

Looks good, any chance of Clubhouses getting an overhaul any time soon? Also I really really really want to buy or win my own Freezeball table… Will this ever be possible?

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wow cool thank you psn

48

New play station home all pleope maps nice good PNS

49

Thanks Sony for the new places but is there going to be new home spaces to buy ?

thx

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