PlayStation Home: Shopping Centre Renovations And Robo Goalie Returns!

The Robo Goalie returns this week to PlayStation Home, and he refuses to admit summer is over! Where better to keep the summer alive than on your very own SFRGBT!! Tropical Island personal space – available from Estates for €4.99 or £3.99. The SFRGBT!! Tropical Island comes complete with the updated Supa-Fun Robo-Goalie Beach Time!! game. Robo Goalie returns with a kit bag stuffed full of new goodies, and he’s giving them away to those with the skill to score the most consecutive goals. Play in your island apartment to earn 4 new rewards, or play the version in the Shopping Centre where you can pick up 9 rewards – the most challenging being the apartment itself (if you’ve not bought it from Estates)!

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Big changes are coming to the Shopping Centre this week. Due to there being more demand for store space than we had supply, our builders have been hard at work expanding the Shopping Centre with a second area. Join us this week for the grand opening of several new stores! The new stores arriving this week are Billabong, Lockwood, nDreams and LucasArts. These newest stores bring all of your favourite content together in easy-to-find locations. Billabong and Lockwood open with new content as well!

Check out the Billabong store first, where you’ll find a fantastic new range of clothing. Ladies, you’ll find the Late Night Fleece hoodie (in three colours) and two new dress styles: the Cosmia dress in red, blue or black, and the Lucy dress in blue or red. For the guys there’s shirts, hoodies, hats, boardshorts, and finally a wetsuit. Enjoy surfing? Take a look at the Pro Surfboard available to show off in your apartment.

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Check out the latest fashions from Lockwood in their new store in the original Shopping Centre. This week there’s three new hairstyles each for male and female, so if you’ve been looking for a new style they just might have the one you’re after.

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Sweet! :)

Still seems like a light update, nothing interesting this week

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One question thy if your about kinda non related to this update but more of a future update lol

you remember the steampunk space now im sure i read it was getting a release in the EU aswell but was wondering if you have any form of a status update on this space at all ?

and good work with this weeks update

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No updates to share currently, but as soon as SCEA Pass anything along I’ll make sure to share it.

A Personal Space reward item sounds pretty interesting to me…

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Wow!
Will the new section of the Shopping Centre be part of the current one, or will it be treated as a new space?
If as a new space, will be be called “Shopping Centre 2” or something like that?

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Separate space accessed via the gates that will open tomorrow.

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I’m assuming content will be updated more regularly with the new stores ?

Otherwise they will just be stale like half the existing ones that have very few new items over the year.

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Each developer will have their own schedule for content releases. Lockwood have been quite prolific lately.

Yay! New Stores!! :D

Four stores! Very good news indeed!

Mmm…questions for Alex this week…mmm

Are the Hovercrafts coming any time soon?

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Nothing new to share on Hovercraft, sorry.

Can I request a full Mui Mui and Kulche/Tupley costumes, new dances/actions?
Yellow glowsticks and animated trousers from Lockwood?

Will the revised shopping centre stop blocking/crashing the PS3 when traffic is a bit too crowded? Browsing through the item lists has become impossible as of late without the console freezing after a few minutes.

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Thanks for the reply thy greatly appreciated

Alexx are we getting a client update any time soon for more features?

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I can’t comment on client updates at the current time, those are handled by a separate team.

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When are the new stores coming? :D ;)

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Tomorrow :)

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Great update! Keep it up! ;)

Yes alex It been a long time we had core client surely the last 1 of the year goes out, this time better features eg: music/video.

Thanks :)

Just out of curiosity, could you have an interview with nDreams here once? They seem to release quite a bit on Home, and I’d love to see a Q&A with them on Home, looking back on Xi, and their plans for the future.

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Nice idea, will see what we can do. No promises though!

whiteboy38rams 06 October, 2010 @ 20:13
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what a update WOW :) cannot wait , loads 2 buy tomorrow , and a new personal space …. i wouldnt call it a light update , extremely HEAVY in my eyes , any news on lake house though as it looks awesome

thanks thy for news

alex, can you tell us if the playstation one ornament was really planned for SCEE?

and the operation Save the Ta-tas clothes is only for USA?

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bootiful

Nice content, but I still wonder on a positive view why PS Home is releasing tons of Content EACH week, getting better every time, and now also catering for all, when Home was first released it was quiet,now its like going to my nearest town centre, amazing, keep it up guy’s ;) all I need is to make the TV work and music work in my houses so I can watch movies with my friends and music, or browse something to do it like the coming MUBI, that would be good :)

devilwithoutfear 06 October, 2010 @ 21:41
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Home is getting better and better.

Underwelming update. More content for the EU to buy… yepeeeeeee

Hi Alex,not been on Home for about 8 weeks or so and will check it out soon.But is selling items all thats happening with it?
There still a load of features missing from the original concept,and wondered what is the next big goal(s) from a creative rather than financial standpoint,

I feel it’s still miles off it’s potential.Apart from the very rare occasions my brother goes on it nobody on my list has been on it for at least a year.It would take a massive feature to get them to even think about using it.It’s a shame,like I said it had/has huge potential,but I cant see it being realised until the next hardware,I’m sure the money you make with items will ensure that Home is here to stay :) but you need every user who buy’s the system

Not demanding,but for the next gen Home,I think the next system should have a dedecated hardware that runs a background version of Home 24/7 like animal crossing,no matter what else the system is doing (maybe even a cool 16 bit HD top down version as th...

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Hi Alex,not been on Home for about 8 weeks or so and will check it out soon.But is selling items all thats happening with it?
There still a load of features missing from the original concept,and wondered what is the next big goal(s) from a creative rather than financial standpoint,

I feel it’s still miles off it’s potential.Apart from the very rare occasions my brother goes on it nobody on my list has been on it for at least a year.It would take a massive feature to get them to even think about using it.It’s a shame,like I said it had/has huge potential,but I cant see it being realised until the next hardware,I’m sure the money you make with items will ensure that Home is here to stay :) but you need every user who buy’s the system

Not demanding,but for the next gen Home,I think the next system should have a dedecated hardware that runs a background version of Home 24/7 like animal crossing,no matter what else the system is doing (maybe even a cool 16 bit HD top down version as the in game Home,if PlayView system can be advanced to handle it,you might never need to leave Home to play a game) Also get voice chat and all those social features people want in,and home becomes part of every Next gen user from day one.

will you have to pay to play the personal space robot goalie

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If you own the Island, you get unlimited free access to SFRGBT (I refuse to type out the full name again!) in both the apartment and the Shopping Centre.

Also – any left over goes at the game from when SFRGT was in Home Square can be used with SFRGBT.

@Alex: Can’t you get them to up the limit of items in a place? The ghostbuster house doesnt really give you much limit to display your trophies. With a bed room, a living room, a kitchen area, lobby and a basement (where if I had enough room would make an awesome games room) just about lets you have 5 trophies :P all those shelves and nothing to go on them. Bah.

Also, arent we supposed to get free ghostbuster items with that place like America?

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The furniture limit is a technical limitation that can’t be easily changed in the short term.

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very cool!

Hi Alex! Can you tell us if or when the EA sports complex is returning? Thanks muchly..

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There’s no set date yet, but we’ll be sure to update when we know more.

Will you have to pay for the personal robot-goalie: Of course you do.

you must feed the Home milk-cow with greens (money) ;)

You don’t even hide the fact that homes there just to make money another hutter garbage update. Well done Sony..

ArSEnAL_nAsRi8 07 October, 2010 @ 10:08
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Home = Pure Rubbish

Even if I did like it I can’t play it now due two BOTH my PS3’S getting the YLoD, and when I sent one for repair, 200 quid lost and it didn’t even work! You have the worst customer services departments i’ve ever come across

whiteboy38rams 07 October, 2010 @ 10:11
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it gotta make money …. the amount of time and effort that goes into home doesnt cost nothing , if there wasnt a income revenue home wouldnt happen , people have a choice whether 2 buy stuff or not ….. a brilliant update , keep up the good work home team

Who do I email to complain about the ‘premium’ DLC on this months PS plus? Nobody is giving any adequate responses on the ps plus blog.

Is this Home still in Beta?
Haven´t been there for a long, long time.

Funily enough, I was peering thru those gates you mentioned in the shopping centre yesterday, wondering where the enclosed space went to, and if it would lead to a second shopping centre. Lo & behold the nex t day my pondering mind gets it’s answer. I’m hoping something will be done about the loud screen which interferes with load up in Threads too. I think I just might buy the perspace…as long as I dont have to pay to play it. I wan’t that palm tree…and Paris perspace along with the byootifool complementary classical rug and the Thera/Santorini spaces, andd the Log cabin on balcony with waterfall club/space. Thanks for the new Alex. Youre tops

Yes i Don‘t hide my feelings, also i‘m not a brown nose either.

some-one called me a rebel on the forums ages ago. oh those happy days.

btw why is the forums still sluggish useing my PS3 browser it was okay before :|

Great update, it’s wonderful to see the shopping center expanding. One small peeve though. A couple of stores show things in their front windows that aren’t available for purchase anywhere. Alex, do you know if the V-Store (Judge Dredd figure) or the furniture store (the red & white sofas) in Shopping Center 1, are ever going to be available for sale? Any idea who I can contact to find out?
Thanks again, and keep up the excellent work!

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Can You please fix PS HOME? It doesn’t update on me.. (PS3 makes 3 beeps and turns off when I try to update..)

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