PlayStation Home: Great Deals With PS Plus

PlayStation Home will briefly be offline from 8.00am BST on Wednesday 12th September for routine maintenance. The PS Home client will be updated to version 1.7, details of which can be found here. Here’s what else to expect after the update…


To celebrate the amazing 25% discount on the annual PS Plus subscription that is happening right now, we have a special treat for PS Plus users in PlayStation Home this week. Users will be able to sign up to the annual subscription in Home Square and for one week only from 12th to 19th September, they will be able to get a discount on some choice PlayStation Home content, worth collectively up to €80! Several items are even completely free, so don’t miss out!

VEEMEE welcome you to the opening of the recently re-discovered Home-Grown Laboratory. HGL was a top-secret facility tasked with creating super soldiers. Designed for combat in a post-atomic war battlefield, the resulting Creatures were superb fighters but terrible soldiers. You are invited to the HGL Public Space where every player gets five free turns of the combat game, allowing you to try fighting with all four Creatures. Owners can purchase Creatures to continue to fight with at the nearby Shopatron2000 store. The large, three-level HGL Creature Habitat apartment is also available for purchase, along with a variety of clothing items to support on your Creature.



Match your Creature against another in frenetic five-round, two-player battles. Time your attacks, protect your health and build your momentum to smash your opponents. Owners who do well in the HGL Combat game receive a trophy cabinet with nine unlockable achievements as well as a number of special Winners reward items. This stylish HGL cabinet displays all of the trophies you have unlocked in HGL Combat and can be placed in any Personal Space.


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The HGL Creature Habitat is the perfect place to unwind and look after your Creature. The apartment comes equipped with a huge pen for your Creatures to exercise in, the ability for owners to change Creatures (also known as the Envirochangeotron), update their dynamic backgrounds, a viewing platform, leaderboards and lots of space to set up your experiments….

The Space Apartment (Plugged-In) is coming to Europe! Enjoy the luxury of the future with this three-story apartment with loft. Experience the expansive views of Earth, space and the LOOT Space Station. Watch jellyfish swim in the two-story aquarium located in the centre of the apartment. Relax in the aquatic meditation environment located on the bottom level. This wonderful personal space is also equipped with your own Space Apartment Remote Access (S.A.R.A.). With S.A.R.A.’s help you can: View up to five different Twitter feeds on a news ticker and choose out of 8 screen locations to view your LOOT EOD. S.A.R.A. also lets you control your environment with retractable ceiling, automated blinds and dynamic lighting options. In space, you couldn’t ask for a better friend.

Also, when you buy the Space Apartment (Plugged-In) 45 items will be unlocked as FREE in the LOOT store: The Comfort Bundle, The Sleek Bundle, Space Cubes (4) Bundle, The House Plants Bundle, The Space Bed and the D.O.G. – Red Companion!

You have had three volumes of the Street Moves collection so it would be rude not to let you have the fourth and final batch. This week sees the release of four new characters, all female, who are looking to dance anywhere and everywhere within Home; Rebel Raver, Dancing Diva, Clubwear Cutie and 80s Icon. Check out the introducing video below and keep an eye out on some of the furniture in the background…

Were you watching? You saw the glowing disco ball on a pole right? That is The Shimmer Sphere and it is also coming this week with its stunning lighting effect turning any room into an impromptu disco dance hall. Also releasing this week is one set of the speakers that can also be seen in the video. BoxBeats: Dance is the first release of in apartment music entertainment system from nDreams.


BoxBeats: Dance comes with twelve dance tracks created by a mixture of independent DJs and allows you to play the tracks to your friends in your apartment. You can cycle through which tracks you want to play or just play all of them. You can pick up all of these fantastic items in the nDreams shop or any commerce point within Aurora.


There are some new arrivals in the Alter Ego store this week, with two stylish outfits in the form of the Stick Up Kid and Agent 77. Disguise yourself as a secret agent on the run while walking the mean streets of PS Home. There’s also a Miniature Toy Car companion to follow you in hot pursuit.


Granzella’s new item release begins with the Sexy Chain One-piece Swimsuit. The chain gleams across the open chest – it’s a new design in swimwear. This line-up includes Silver, Gold, and Black and Gold colour variations. With a cool adult look, the Sexy Chain One-piece Swimsuit is in the spotlight on the beach this summer.


Embroidered with gorgeous butterflies and flowers, the shining Mandarin Dress is also here. The red and black Mandarin Dresses are decorated with pretty gold embroidery, while the blue Mandarin Dress gives a noble impression, decorated with silver embroidery. Granzella also offer two hair styles which perfectly complement these dresses. Matching high heels and pumps are also available, for the complete look. You’ll look beautiful, elegant, and noble in a Mandarin Dress.

In addition to the Mandarin Dress, a 9 piece Chinese banquet set is also available. You can enjoy a gorgeous Chinese banquet in your room with anyone. Sitting around a table with your friends, let the dream feast begin!

From high heels to high tops, Lockwood know a thing or two about shoes – they’ve created more than 200 pairs after all! Look out for their new range of fantastic footwear this week, with Giftable variations soon to follow! Share some style expertise, if you know a friend who could use a new jacket, visit the Gift Machine for Biker and Aviator styles. For a close up look at Lockwood’s separates throughout September, check out the below video…

Just after bringing you Mercia: Fractured Realms, Lockwood have another surprise up their sleeves! Later this year the new, free-to-play, fast paced, action packed third person shooter Uproar will be released in PlayStation Home!

This proper shooter allows you to free roam various maps, playing as the renowned Swyfts or the notorious Outlaws. There are a wealth of customisation options to look forward to including clothing items, projectile and melee weapons and more! Interact with other PlayStation Home users in a whole new way in an experience unlike anything seen on the platform before. To find out more about Uproar, make sure to check regularly at

That’s all for now. See you in PlayStation Home!

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Where is your reply about RDR issue for PSN plus members in KSA


Please keep it on topic. I’m looking into this, but don’t yet have an answer for you I’m afraid. There’s a Plus post going up shortly and a Store post tomorrow – please raise any concerns in there.

Can’t compalin about that update – excellent work yet again! :D

Hello Retro,
Glad you like it! What tickles your fancy?


I’m kinda divided in regards to this content update for the week. On one side it’s great to see that Home is finally going to benefit from Plus but on the flip side, if the items that are reduced or free aren’t new, there’s the strong possibility that regular users either have them or didn’t want them in the first place.

HGL is the interesting thing about the update, seems to have come out of nowhere so will be interesting to see how that goes.

The rest of the content doesn’t appeal to me personally but I know for certain that it will do well.

Yet more idiots asking unrelated questions. Read the sodding article heading. Where does it mention Plus or Red Dead???????

Sweet mother of all things holy.

Agree with loonytoon1982 about the PS+ discount, hopefully the items reduced will not be either very old or already previously discounted.

A week 1 10% discount on selected new content PS+ subscribers might be a bigger incentive to sign up.

Having said that I’d like to some old spaces come back for a brief period like Heavy Rain (Including video in the cinema) & another opportunity to these

Or maybe have a flashback event to get new users to get rewards long gone ?

ryannumber3gamer 11 September, 2012 @ 17:58

I find it very funny that there is going to be free items for PS Plus members and yet the PS plus club has not been updated!

Also Fred when will Superbot be sending out beta codes for PS all stars? I hope i’m one of the ones who got into it :D.

Hey Fred,
Do you know if the playstation all stars battle royale beta codes have been sent out?
I wanna know if I got in or not…

Great,but never managed to fully grasp the point of PS Home.

any chance of silent hill items discounted please.

also still missing my male helghast helmet its in
the female items please fix,or give me a refund for the outfit.
only been two years now ive been waiting.


Nafff all for the guys agen Wat a joke…

@ #2 / Zoba – Well that’s a leading question if ever I heard one! lol

For me it’s the LOOT Space Apartment to buy & HCL Space looks interesting as well. I’m still playing through Mercia though and loving it so I’ll be back on that mostly.

I also heard that there are some free goodies for everyone in the LOOT store tomorrow too – some cute bunny slippers! :D

Is there ever going to be Home for PS Vita? In my opinion THE platform for a service like this.


I’m having a problem getting on. I downloaded the ps3 update, downloaded the new ps home patch, but when i try to get on it says i need to download the latest update to get on :S

“Is there ever going to be Home for PS Vita? In my opinion THE platform for a service like this”

The vita’s doesn’t have enough of processor power to run Home. It’s not a surprise for me though :)

when is the fifa 13 demo being released i still havent got it im in the uk

Can’t get on home, It simply stops loading then after 2 mins i get a error code….. Its 2.51pm & still not working.


Can’t sign to home either??


You know what, I’m deleting Home and reinstall it tommorow.

Can’t join either :/ I thought it was brief :)


And now it’s down for maintenance. What an embrassment Sony!! X(

have tried to update home twice and all i got was the bleeps.

angusinthearoara 13 September, 2012 @ 12:15

I updated my plus account via playstation home last night…. I cant see any discounted offers or free content in the home plus kiosk or anywhere else!?

Any possible feedback or has this ship sailed?


Yes I was wondering the same thing is said discounts and loads of free things but nothing hopefully it gets sorted

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