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PlayStation Home Version 1.60 Is Here

This Thursday, December 8th, we will release the latest update to the PlayStation Home client. PlayStation Home version 1.60 delivers a wealth of improvements and updates to the core client, not the least of which is a doubling of the item placement limit in personal spaces! Here’s a look at what’s coming to you as part of PlayStation Home v1.60:

Application of the patch
If you are upgrading from an old version of Home (1.40 or earlier) then when you attempt to apply the 1.60 patch please wait for the orange “hard drive activity” light to stop flashing on your PS3 before commencing the patching process.

New features

Furniture placement limit

  • We have doubled the furniture placement limit in Personal Spaces and Clubhouses from 50 to 100 items.
  • This has been a regularly requested change and we’re eager to see what new layouts you come up with!
  • Standard and active furniture limits have been merged into the same system. Currently all actives take up 22 furniture slots in the new system. Thus you can now place a variety of different combinations:
    • 100 standard furniture items or…
    • 78 standard furniture items and 1 active or…
    • 56 standard furniture items and 2 actives or…
    • 34 standard furniture items and 3 actives or…
    • 12 standard furniture items and 4 actives.

    Improvements

    Targeting in Personal Spaces

    • Targeting in Personal Spaces has been improved.
    • This means you shouldn’t accidentally target furniture items through floors or ceilings any more.
    • Although we have made exceptions for wall hangings and lights as these tend to be placed quite high up.
    • If you find any items of furniture in places you can’t reach then you can always remove them through the furniture browser and place them somewhere else.

    Portables

    • We have changed the way that companion portables work so they will automatically re-activate after you enter and leave a mini-game or relocate between spaces. No more having to put your companion away and take them out again when you do this!

    Help system

    • There is a more proactive help system to aid new users outside of their Harbour Studio Personal Space as they explore PlayStation®Home for the first time.

    Arcade games

    • Arcade games are no longer subject to the 3 minute inactivity timeout when placed as furniture in Personal Spaces or Clubhouses.

    Changes

    Menu Pad

    We have removed the “Community” section of the Menu Pad. The information that used to be contained in here is now communicated via the message of the day pop-up at login and the new loading screens.

    Of course, there are plenty more bug fixes and enhancements that are part of v1.60 as well which will help improve your day-to-day experience in the wide world of PlayStation Home.

    Content Update

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    So, on to this week’s new content. Put on your Winter warmers – it’s PS Home’s 3rd anniversary and it’s snowing outside! Gnome Curling makes an appearance in Home Square which has been blanketed in a crisp white layer of lovely snow! Fear not, fans of the mind-boggling Cogs game – you can now find this puzzler taking up residence in the Indie Park.

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    Novus Prime is also celebrating its 1st anniversary so for a limited time Nebulon and Experience boosters will be absolutely FREE and many of the items in the Novus Prime stores will be on sale for 50% off! This celebration will be over before you know it, so report to the Novus Prime station on the double and join the fight!

    Hide in plain sight with Konami’s new Urban Camo line. Grab your friends and change the look of your environment or sneak up on unsuspecting people!

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    Granny Lockwood’s been hard at work again, and this time she’s taken her inspiration from the chilly extremes of the planet, the North and South Poles! Pumpkin Pie the Polar Bear and Popsicle the Penguin can’t wait to play with you. They both love to do tricks – be patient and they’re sure to show you what they can do. Also, their cousins are exclusively available via the Gift Machine – look out for them – they’re only available for a limited time!

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    Midwinter Angel or Burning Desire? This Winter Medusa brings you the latest styles, perfect for relaxing on a frosty afternoon or heading out to a glitzy evening party.

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    The Home Square looks cool covered in Snow;)

    James Gallagher 08 December, 2011 @ 11:00
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    Glad you like it. Here’s hoping we get some flakes here in the UK too.

    are you going to allow ps home saved data in the saved data utillity (ps3) be auto uploaded with ps+?

    I’m happy to hear about the increase on items in your apartment. I can go all out now. :)

    Also I can’t wait to check out the snowy Home Square.

    James Gallagher 08 December, 2011 @ 11:01
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    Go nuts!

    No Winter Wonderland space this year? :O

    thunderking1981 07 December, 2011 @ 18:07
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    WOOOOOW snow in the new home square i am very happy with you james this update is very cool very good and 100/100 thank you james i like the new home square with snow WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    James Gallagher 08 December, 2011 @ 11:02
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    Glad you like it, thunderking!

    But wheres Santa and his elves

    James Gallagher 08 December, 2011 @ 11:03
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    Has nobody broken the news to you yet?

    Looks awsome and a nice improvement on the 1.60 but it could of came sooner (More Active Itiems). I like the camo outfits seen them on usa home and im buying 2 probs, shame no pic for people who have not seen them. But overall nice update.

    Oh & i allways love the snow in home square.. Meet you there untill its gone after xmas haha.

    Titchy_Penguin 07 December, 2011 @ 18:16
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    how about a Santas Grotto that gives a you a free item

    I’m all for the new 1.60 update i thought it was daft when our pets leaves when we go into a game or chair & have to reactivated it.

    also welcome the more active items then 2 per allow but i’m baffled so the higher the active items allow less of other item 22 slots it took up How? :o

    Blood-Red-RoseUK 07 December, 2011 @ 18:35
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    New hairstyles look fabulous *____*

    Last year was much better!!!

    SellKidz4Chips 07 December, 2011 @ 18:44
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    Haha do people really use Home?
    Its the worst thing EVER!

    @#12 Then why bother come here and comment? -_-

    Where’s the trophy room or trophy personal space

    FINALLY MORE ITEMS TO PUT IN PERSINAL SPACE!!!!!!

    GREAT UPDATE :D

    17

    This is about my Starhawk Beta Invite which I didn’t get. You replied to my post about reality being overreated and said ” voucher code is coming you way too”. Sorry if I sound impatient but I still haven’t got it…
    I took a photo of the post & reply as proof again if you want. Can you resend the message please?

    James Gallagher 08 December, 2011 @ 11:05
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    OK, I’ll ask for it to be resent later today. Just double-check in your private messages folder at http://community.eu.playstation.com (you need to log in with your PSN ID).

    Home square covered with snow looks awsome. I’m also glad about the increase in personal space items. @SellKidz4Chips, home probably is the worst thing ever if you don’t have any friends to enjoy it with. ;)

    IKMB_Fw_STANDARD 07 December, 2011 @ 19:48
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    any chance of trophies hitting ps home

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    Home is a bit boring.I wish we could hit each other in ps home.

    James Gallagher 08 December, 2011 @ 11:07
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    Well that’s not very nice!

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    Doubling the furniture limit is a pretty big change, so nicely done!

    The Go Fish! Underwater Apartment is missing in action at the moment. Will it be restored with this update? Also there seems to a be a problem with people [myself included] not reeiving certain rewards – COGs Male Gold Watch / Bootleggers ’29 Shotgun T-Shirt / Audi Piano Conductors Baton / etc – do you have any information about this issue please, James?

    James Gallagher 08 December, 2011 @ 11:09
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    I asked the Home team and they said that the Go Fish! apartment should be back after the maintenance and update this morning. Also, the reward issues are known problems and are being working on right now.

    I hope we do get the Underwater Apartment back soon, it was a nice space for just chilling. A few people on my friends list are having the same problems not receiving rewards from the Audi piano space too. Sadly we’re starting to get more and more bugs that are not being resolved on home. :(

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    lol at comments 17+19, though if somebody can’t find any friends in home then they’ve got be sad, and as well as a space were you could hit people would there be any chance of maybe a paintball experience, i know it would take some effort but i reckon any investment that was used to make that type of idea possible would be returned very quickly, as long as a admission fee wasn’t to pricey, as i allways say the possibilities for home are endless, and i know that home is still in it’s early life, so i am looking forward to even bigger and bolder uses of it, I would even consider buying ‘virtual’ shares in home, as i can see this place becoming massive, if managed correctly of course, but i’m sure that it is being, And yes, what happened to the grotto?, i can remember getting a jumper off one of santas elves one time, though tbh it was like one of those cheesy xmas sweaters that you sometimes get, and just leave in the draw, but still it was a funny memory, Anyway best of wishes to all...

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    lol at comments 17+19, though if somebody can’t find any friends in home then they’ve got be sad, and as well as a space were you could hit people would there be any chance of maybe a paintball experience, i know it would take some effort but i reckon any investment that was used to make that type of idea possible would be returned very quickly, as long as a admission fee wasn’t to pricey, as i allways say the possibilities for home are endless, and i know that home is still in it’s early life, so i am looking forward to even bigger and bolder uses of it, I would even consider buying ‘virtual’ shares in home, as i can see this place becoming massive, if managed correctly of course, but i’m sure that it is being, And yes, what happened to the grotto?, i can remember getting a jumper off one of santas elves one time, though tbh it was like one of those cheesy xmas sweaters that you sometimes get, and just leave in the draw, but still it was a funny memory, Anyway best of wishes to all who make home possible.

    I am just stoked they put poker back in the last big home update

    Great update! But I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’m gonna miss the ” Winter Wonderland” space.

    ERROR
    after downloading the update i get

    “error, you must download the latest update before you can connect to Playstation Home”

    James Gallagher 08 December, 2011 @ 11:12
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    Yes, we’ve noticed that error. Best thing to do is try again after the maintenance and update is complete. If that doesn’t work then we’ll try to advise further.

    European_Gamer 08 December, 2011 @ 09:01
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    # 27

    I also keep getting that message even though it has been updated via the PS+ automatic update.

    tried doing a delete then reinstall and waiting for the orange light to stop flashing, still the same error.

    I have same problem,
    after downloading and instaling the update 1.60 from 1.55 i get
    “ERROR – You must download the latest update before you can connect to Playstation Home”

    I tried that too, lol yawn..

    PlayStation Home is currently closed for maintenance

    aw jeez, back to gt5..

    yep back to maintenance

    SirJake_Brookes 08 December, 2011 @ 10:29
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    seasons greetings everyone & James update is perfect & RAF Seven Squadron Sodium one wishes Blog manager & Sony a Merry Christmas & Have a happy new year. – – – – From Squadron Leader Air Marshall SirJake_Brookes

    James Gallagher 08 December, 2011 @ 11:13
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    Merry Christmas to you too – nice festive avatar!

    O_o”

    Good job guys really looking foward to the new christams HS
    And now just extend my fl to 200 and my club list to 10 and i wont need anything else ;)

    SirJake_Brookes 08 December, 2011 @ 11:15
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    Thank You James

    ty for the update do u know how long its gna take? lol I’m really very very bored atm..

    James Gallagher 08 December, 2011 @ 11:24
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    We’re expecting it to be done by around noon (UK time).

    Me and my brother sometimes try and play the bootleggers game. But whenever we do it always comes up with “waiting for server”

    We usually have to do this 20+ times for it to eventually work.
    (this happens on both our ps3’s BTW)

    Do you know if this has been fixed at all? thanks

    James Gallagher 08 December, 2011 @ 11:24
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    I’ve sent an email to the developers and will let you know when they get back to me.

    @james lol at the reply to my comment about santa

    noon.. hmm I’ll get a few more skyrim trophies to fill the gap, being ill is not so bad after all lol

    @24. A paintballing area and minigame in home would be great fun. I went paintballing a few times about 4 years ago. We had some rounds where 1 person from each team was allocated as being a medic. His job was to run around with a bucket and spunge wiping the paint off downed players. Once they were cleaned up they were ready to rejoin the battle. I’m sure paintballing would be very popular if it came into home :)

    i CANT WAIT TO GET ON HOME STRAIGHT AFTER COLLEGE!

    Long Live Home.

    LittleBigDragonz 08 December, 2011 @ 13:55
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    If possible could i have my TEKKEN 6 game arcade back please. It’s gone form home( again .

    maintenance is over and its working for me now :)

    ANYONE PLEASE HELP!

    i can only put 68 items in my persinal space! why????

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    The rewards from Home Square where last years Winter Wonderland rewards.. Are we getting new ones this year?
    Friend got rewards I never..

    50

    What’s playstation home?

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