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PlayStation Home: Winter Wonderland

On Thursday 1st December from 8AM BST PlayStation Home will be briefly offline for scheduled maintenance. Here is what to expect after the update…

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Covering the full range of emotions this week we have MadBlocker, the latest arcade cabinet to land in Home. This fast and frantic match-4 game may make you laugh or may make you cry but either way it never fails to please, get it now in Stuff or Indie Park!

It’s not Christmas without sales – even in PlayStation Home! nDreams are joining in the Christmas frenzy and dropping the price of many fantastic items. You can get up to 50% off items such as Thing in a Box, Funkster ’74 clothing bundles and the hugely popular Apartment UFO. nDreams wishes you all a very merry Christmas! The sale can be found at nDreams’ store and will run from 1st December 2011 until the 12th January 2012.

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Audi are pleased to announce the launch of the Audi Concert Hall. This beautiful new space contains an all-new version of the Audi design Bosendorfer piano game A variety of rewards can be won as you play your way through three new classical tracks. Unlock 9 new trophies in the Piano trophy cabinet and compete to appear at the top of the Global Leaderboard. Visit the Concert Hall the day after you appear on the top 5 ‘Yesterdays High-scores’ leaderboard to receive your very own limited edition Audi design Bosendorfer piano for your apartment.

Snow has fallen in the Lockwood Publishing Showcase, transforming it into a magical winter scene. Dance with Timmy the Gingerbread Man, marvel at the new festive Stitchkins and get a sneak peak at what Figment and Iron Fusion have in store for the future! As if that’s not enough, there’s a fantastic winter spa area where you can have a hot tub party with your friends, and a new batch of limited time rewards.

Pay attention to what Locky says, as he’ll give hints and clues on how to achieve the rewards. Some of them may help, some may just confuse, but one way or another, they will eventually lead you to the rewards, just be sure to keep checking back in order to obtain everything.

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Vintage and Athletic clothing packs are now available from the Drey collection, give the gift of style with Drey gifts available exclusively from the Gift Machine – it’s your turn to be the life of the party!

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The long-awaited Winter Vacation Villa personal space releases this week. Experience the frills and chills of winter in this ski chalet, nestled neatly in between a white-capped cliff and snow-dressed forest and overlooked by an icy cascading waterfall. Complete with its own outdoor Jacuzzi, indoor fireplace, and veranda bedroom, this is how the winter was meant to be spent!

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In Alter Ego, B’Loons are back and better than ever! These B’Loons are high and mighty with their custom emotes and animations. Float helplessly as the emo B’Loon, moon walk as the astronaut, show off your kicks as a martial artist, sneak around as a commando, stumble around as the pirate, hula as the hula dancer or headspin as the breakdancer.

Fancy yourself as a bit of a virtual interior designer? Then check out this week’s offerings from MyDeco. There’s everything from a fabulously wonky “Old Bird” bookcase, to a groovy VW LoveBus. There is also an update to the existing Hot Tub that now features some new improved animations. Available in the MyDeco store now!

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Pretty decent update. Title had my hopes up that the Home favourite, Winter Wonderland would be returning this week but other than that I look forward to checking it out tomorrow.

Lockwood did a great job at Hallowe’en so a Christmas theme should be pretty interesting!

James Gallagher 01 December, 2011 @ 10:45
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Ah, sorry to be misleading. I’d forgotten about Winter Wonderland. I checked with the Home team and they’re releasing a different space in time for Christmas this year that will include a quest. Watch this space! (sorry for the bad pun)

almighty-slayer 30 November, 2011 @ 18:37
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No Winter Wonderland this year then? Poop

@ james you may want to change the heading as it classified as misleading folk.

still waiting for our UGC to come, but good update then the other week a personal space.

No christmas theme space this year?

James Gallagher 01 December, 2011 @ 10:46
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There is one coming later in the month.

So no new public spaces?

So no snow in home square?

So no pier park?

James please answer this week!

James Gallagher 01 December, 2011 @ 10:48
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No new public space this week but there is a Christmas themed one coming. As for snow in Home Square, it’s always a bit tricky to predict the weather but signs are good…

AlphaDogOnline 30 November, 2011 @ 19:08
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Get your finger out SCEE and give us the questing system!!

No Christmas space? No snow? God, wish Phil Harrison stayed, because you guys are USELESS at the moment. EU Home is falling apart!!

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Still plenty of time for the other things to arrive with a further 3 update days still left before Christmas I suspect more will come in the next week or 2.

Oh Gawd! It’s that piano again! Arrrrgggghhh! lol

I sincerely hope that Winter Wonderland (the one from last year) and Snow make their return shortly in Home.

So about those Uncharted 3 kickback rewards you promised us over a month ago…

And no Winter Wonderland either? *thumbs down*

James Gallagher 01 December, 2011 @ 10:51
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I’m looking into the Uncharted 3 rewards now.

No uncharted reward
No Christmas space like previous years
No Quests
No Pier Park

God the European version sucks

James, do you know if the piano reward is it the same one as last time the game was around or a different one this time?

James Gallagher 01 December, 2011 @ 10:59
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Here is the rewards list for the piano game:

1. Updated Formal Suit for the men
2. Updated Formal Dress for the ladies
3. New conductors baton reward with cloud of musical notes FX
4. Audi Piano Trophy Cabinet – active furniture item with integrated global leaderboard.
5.  Audi Piano as Furniture item – ultimate reward for top 5 scorers in any one day.

No snow in the home square? or is it in next weeks? apart from that its a pritty good update.. MIGHT get the winter villa, only if i could check it out for my slef then it would be a YES.

Oh and any news on the peir park like u said like 10 weeks ago lmao

BRING BACK PHIL !!!!

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Are those rewards that people ask about connected to the uncharted mini game from a couple of weeks ago?. As that was a very good xp in itself. I played it a couple of times as i am not a regular home user, but tbh i forget if i collected all the treasures, yes if theres a in game reward to be had for that fun visit, then great, but i can’t see why the need for it ‘just yet’ as i would say that uncharted3 is probably one of those games that the majority will keep hold of, so personally i would rather have the reward (don’t know what it is) later anyway, as it may make yet another playthrough a little different. Not that a uncharted game really needs anything else mind, but still it’s something to look forwards to. tbh i really wanted to say that you should just be grateful that you got the chance to play the mini game and stop complaining about the bonus reward, but i just cannot remember if it was a hard thing to earn, and i really don’t want to sound like that or fall out with Any...

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Are those rewards that people ask about connected to the uncharted mini game from a couple of weeks ago?. As that was a very good xp in itself. I played it a couple of times as i am not a regular home user, but tbh i forget if i collected all the treasures, yes if theres a in game reward to be had for that fun visit, then great, but i can’t see why the need for it ‘just yet’ as i would say that uncharted3 is probably one of those games that the majority will keep hold of, so personally i would rather have the reward (don’t know what it is) later anyway, as it may make yet another playthrough a little different. Not that a uncharted game really needs anything else mind, but still it’s something to look forwards to. tbh i really wanted to say that you should just be grateful that you got the chance to play the mini game and stop complaining about the bonus reward, but i just cannot remember if it was a hard thing to earn, and i really don’t want to sound like that or fall out with Anybody.

@Chrisandsheva

We’re talking about the DLC code you got for actually putting all the effort into playing the Home space game, It’s nothing like the Uncharted 3 multiplayer so how you got experience playing that I don’t know.

We’ve had the codes for nearly a month… only none of the work because they’ve not put the content on the store for download.

This is the only place I know that advertises stuff and then doesn’t actually provide it.

yeah I got that uncharted code too and it will eventually work, the same thing happened for the dead island event code.

Please have winter wonderland we cant miss out on santa, but i do think this may be in later december update.

mdogg91

i 100% agree. Even though i will always love ps home (since day one) i expected a brand new home in that big update but nope just a few new spaces and some old ones.

no pier park,no quests….

even the U.S home is failing.

ive put alot of money into home and i will always love it, but PLEASE make it Better!

Winter Wonderland…?? Here in Australia, it’s now officially summer…

James Gallagher 01 December, 2011 @ 10:55
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I know, it always feels a bit strange talking about winter knowing it’s boiling hot for our antipodean friends. But it’s just that thing of winter and snowmen being synonymous with Christmas everywhere. I have heaps of Aussie friends here in London and they are always the most excited when it snows here!

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For those asking about the Uncharted 3 codes, I remembered about mine earlier and entered it out of curiosity. It worked perfectly fine but I’ve not had the chance to have it confirmed by anyone else that they’re all working.

Give it a shot, should be working now. :)

thunderking1981 01 December, 2011 @ 04:20
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hi james how are you what a great update today is the 1st of december so what are you doing this christmas and new year? please replied me thanks merry christmas and a happy new year ps i really like you

James Gallagher 01 December, 2011 @ 11:03
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I’m OK thank you; glad you like the update. I’ll just be going home to see my family over Christmas, watching sport, playing games and getting a little bit fatter. Trying to relax after a busy year on the blog. Hope you’ve got lots of good times planned too.

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@King_Ubi post 17
I think you misread my use of ‘a good xp in itself’, i used the term xp for experience though Not experience points for use in multiplayer, as i said i enjoyed the xp but can’t remember if i found it hard or not to, Was it collect 5(?) treasures and kill the goons?. Anyway if it was a ‘awkward’ feat to achieve then obviously make some noise over not getting your rewards, But i only remember it being fun, and something to be grateful for having, Anyway what is the reward? is it for use in sp or (yet) another multi skin. Sorry for any misunderstanding.

Thanks for the reply, James. :)

Ranger_Ghost3457 01 December, 2011 @ 11:51
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Haha so well there be a christmas theme when Home reopen’s ?

James Gallagher 01 December, 2011 @ 11:54
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Not this week but possibly next. There will be the Winter Vacation Villa though.

cool update…. can I have the Audi stuff just for playing? I’m just not very good at being competetive… I just Love Playstation home :)

Thanks James.

I got a questiion that badly needs answerd. when i got on home no one else avatr loads up.. it used to take 5 mins but now it never does.. e.g. last night i was at the bowling ally messing about will m8s, must of been there for 2 n a half hours and only 2 peopls avatrs loaded up in the hole time i was there.. Also been to the lockwood space and the giftmachein wont load up.. its basically invisable to me… I have tryed deliteing cookies and delelting cach but none of that has worked… PLEASE HELP!

@DJ try deleting home

ho ho ho……ly smokes wht an update lol

@fi i dont think that will work but ill give it a try and ways.. nout to lose.. Thanks!

Ranger_Ghost3457 01 December, 2011 @ 22:56
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Hi me again this time am not talking about the update. I want to see if a club called XTC can go about insulting people or what they like to call it ‘BEEF’. I don’t think its right for a new person joining Home and getting ‘BEEF’ and forever one on Home to. I just wanted to share what I feel if you read this thanks. =)

@32 I agree, theres so many annoying ‘fams’, pple who think they’re hard, it would put new pple joining right off they just insult everyone lol.. sad

#32Ranger, Im in XTC and we do not beef new people unless they say sumit bad but we watch what we say.. The Other big groups u need to watch out for.. the say bad stuff and say lieing stuff about us to make us look bad The worst is (FMG) There idiots,They must be kids lol

Blood-Red-RoseUK 05 December, 2011 @ 12:43
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XTC are chavy scumbags who should be virtually executed, no offence.

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