Sony entered my life as a kid (1999) when my parents got me a PS1. Back then, I thought the graphics were so awesome (lol). When PS2 came out, I got it as a gift. And finally when PS3 came out, and happy that memory was actually in the PS3 instead of portable memory cards (lol) I got my hands on a PS3 when it first came out. I was blown away with improvement of the graphics. My father surprised me with a 60GB fatboy when it first came out. Sadly, that fatboy lived a short time while it was abused with gaming haha. I invested my own money and got a 2nd gen 80GB. It still works great today. But I wanted to update to another, newer model and get the current PS3 slims so about a month ago I went to a 160GB PS3 Slim. Talk about memory lol. Not to mention I just got the Vita! Gaming on the go :^)
All in all, Sony's products and it's services are a big part of my life you can say. I use my PS more then just gaming. Not to mention PlayStation Home!
But the greatest thing I can say is that I still own all my Sony products that gave me tons of enjoyment out of them and still getting from current systems.
My title of my thread is very amusing, since I have one PS1, two PS2, three PS3, and a Vita
I'd love to hear more about your experience in PLayStation Home. Obviously PlayStation is big in your life but Is ee you're a Home Community Volunteer. how about go into detail about some of your experiences within Home. i think there's gotta be some unique stories in there that would be great to tell on Home's behalf.
What is about Home that you think engages the community so much?
ah, I've seen you bumped the character limit! For some people, we can easily write at least 2 pages easily from how PlayStation has impacted our lives.
I think some users over look Home. It is a social gaming platform but a lot of people take it even further to make it better, and most of the time for the community of PlayStation Network. Home makes it so easy to connect to thousands of users. If you're already in Home in a core space, you can easily meet up to 60+ users in a single server. And they're all love PlayStation just like you and probably play the game(s) as you and have the same interest that you have also. I easily meet a thousand people people a week. I love to roam around public spaces and meet other users, tell them what Home has to offer, help with questions/info, and also talk about other things related to Home. But don't get me wrong, I love to talk about other topics. The great thing about being a Home user is that you don't need to have a high trophy level to fit in or play video games. It's all socialzing and playing games with friends. One of the great features we have in Home is built in game launching. I always tell new people from the community to pop in their favorite game into the PS3 while on Home and create a lobby session, see if anyone joins your lobby and once everyone is ready or find players, it goes straight to the game with the new people you just met on Home! We also have some users that are from different parts of the world. How many people can say thet met someone on a social website, and have the same interests you have and them living in Japan, or Germany. There is no limit where the person is if they have a PS3 with PSN access. I think that's the best thing in Home is that you can meet anyone. We have lots of different kinds of users. A lot of users from the community can actually meet someone just like them, it could them having a disabilty, speaking a foreign language, like the same sport/teams, something you have gone through, like the same game series, and even so on! I have a few experiences from Home that mean a lot to me. I was actually born with a hearing problem, so I know sign language very well. I do occasionally meet users from the community that are deaf. Some are new, and have no clue what to do. Or can't understand some things. I helped a guy to understand Home more and signed for him via PS3 from the XMB. It was a really great feeling to give that kind of help. I also hold a weekly Home forums to get together in Home for people that use the PlayStation Home forums (or lurk). I met a person awhile ago though, the person really came out to me with his past and I was fine with that, and said that Home actually save him from committing suicide. Someone lend him a PS3, he started using Home, found other people from the community that went through the same exact thing he went through and made great friends. That is probably one of the most special experiences I have to be shared with.
I've met so many people, and me being a Home Community Volunteer just enhances that experince. I'm thankful for that.