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Home time line to now and a little later...

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Thanks to ign here is a time line from were we start to hopefully a whole new beginning

where it began: The day was March 7, 2007. Then-SCE Worldwide Ruler Phil Harrison took the stage at San Francisco's Game Developer's Conference and introduced "Game 3.0" -- a plan for Sony's future that debuted SingStar on the PlayStation 3, LittleBigPlanet, and a odd, non-game called PlayStation Home.

From that moment, the buzz about Home began and would only grow more and more deafening.

At its most basic level, Home was and is about connecting gamers with other gamers. Users will create an avatar from scratch, dress the character, and set him or her up in a Home apartment that the user is free to decorate with furniture, wallpapers, and other accessories. However, the real action happens when you leave your virtual dwelling and meet up with friends or PSN strangers. Players can text chat with each other via word balloons that pop up above their heads or they can hook up their Bluetooth headsets and chat it up. You can form parties in Home and then launch PlayStation 3 games, you can gather a crew and play a game of pool or bowling in Home's game room, or you can just take a friend back to your apartment and have a private conversation. You'll be able to buy new clothes, accrue new apartments, form clubs, and more.

Although names have changed since Harrison's first presentation -- the Central Lounge is now known as the Central Plaza, which connects all the different Home areas and also serves as a place for users to dance about and chat -- the basics have remained and been refined. Originally, a Virtual PSP was going to be used by players as their main form of Home interaction (they'd be able to jump from location to location, find friends, and more) but recently the PSP was replaced with some slick PDA-type device; Sony hasn't commented as to whether this in-Home device will one day make an appearance in the real world, but why else would it replace the PSP?

Of course, all of these facts and abilities are only what Sony has let on about and what we've gleamed from the few descriptions/hands-on sessions we've had with the title. When Harrison detailed the experience, he talked about importing pictures, movies, and websites to your Home's TVs and photo frames as well as the ability to listen to MP3s and audio CDs via virtual stereos; but so far, we haven't heard much more about these features. There was even talk of a Home Theatre where you could watch DVDs and Blu-rays you own, but all we've seen on that front is the Sony-run Home Theatre off the Central Plaza that only shows trailers in the beta.

In the same MIA boat is the Hall of Fame and Sports Lobby. When Harrison announced Home, the Hall of Fame was going to be a room where you could view your accomplishments from other games -- it was going to be a place to display your Trophies in cabinets. After this announcement, talk of HOF went silent until Trophies were announced for the Cross Media Bar earlier this year, but when asked, Sony said that the current Trophies wouldn't necessarily tie into Home. The HOF will be something different -- if it exists at all anymore. Meanwhile, the Sports Room was described as a place for fans to congregate and play minigames for their favorite sport; we haven't heard much about it since.

After the initial announcement, Home news trickeld out here and there, and we got to go into the game room for a game of pool, round of bowling, and a few arcade titles. Announcements kept coming with Harrison telling the world Home would be on mobile phones and various web channels, but earlier this year Harrison left. Home progress didn't stop -- betas that allowed a select number of gamers in to try out the service began -- but the product did get bumped from its Fall 2008 release window.

For a while, the release of Home seemed to be in limbo, but at the German Games Convention, Sony confirmed with IGN's own Ryan Clements that the social app would be out by the end of 2008. Since then, the tests have continued, and the world has waited.
November 26, 2008 - Five weeks -- for most of the world, that sounds like a lot of time. It's more than a month. It's ten Saturdays and Sundays. It's five Thursday night episodes of The Office. However, in PlayStation land, five weeks has a different connotation. Here, it means that Sony has 35 days to get PlayStation Home to the masses or default on its promise to get the social application out by the end of 2008.

"Yeah, we feel strong about ," said Sony Computer Entertainment America Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller in an IGN interview yesterday. "It has been promised for a while, and I know a lot of consumers are waiting on edge and many of 'em are in the closed beta now, but it's going to be very well worth it."

With five weeks left to go before the world unleashes its thousands of user-created avatars, we felt it was time to gather everything known about Home and the answers to some of your burning questions into one brain-busting feature. Here, you'll find the history of the product along with brand new interviews and insight from Sony about its baby as well as Capcom about what it's planning to unleash for its fans.

now its down to 25 days will playstation and phil harrison keep there promise of coming out before the next year or will sony fail miserably?

 

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Thanks to ign here is a time line from were we start to hopefully a whole new beginning

where it began: The day was March 7, 2007. Then-SCE Worldwide Ruler Phil Harrison took the stage at San Francisco's Game Developer's Conference and introduced "Game 3.0" -- a plan for Sony's future that debuted SingStar on the PlayStation 3, LittleBigPlanet, and a odd, non-game called PlayStation Home.

From that moment, the buzz about Home began and would only grow more and more deafening.

At its most basic level, Home was and is about connecting gamers with other gamers. Users will create an avatar from scratch, dress the character, and set him or her up in a Home apartment that the user is free to decorate with furniture, wallpapers, and other accessories. However, the real action happens when you leave your virtual dwelling and meet up with friends or PSN strangers. Players can text chat with each other via word balloons that pop up above their heads or they can hook up their Bluetooth headsets and chat it up. You can form parties in Home and then launch PlayStation 3 games, you can gather a crew and play a game of pool or bowling in Home's game room, or you can just take a friend back to your apartment and have a private conversation. You'll be able to buy new clothes, accrue new apartments, form clubs, and more.

Although names have changed since Harrison's first presentation -- the Central Lounge is now known as the Central Plaza, which connects all the different Home areas and also serves as a place for users to dance about and chat -- the basics have remained and been refined. Originally, a Virtual PSP was going to be used by players as their main form of Home interaction (they'd be able to jump from location to location, find friends, and more) but recently the PSP was replaced with some slick PDA-type device; Sony hasn't commented as to whether this in-Home device will one day make an appearance in the real world, but why else would it replace the PSP?

Of course, all of these facts and abilities are only what Sony has let on about and what we've gleamed from the few descriptions/hands-on sessions we've had with the title. When Harrison detailed the experience, he talked about importing pictures, movies, and websites to your Home's TVs and photo frames as well as the ability to listen to MP3s and audio CDs via virtual stereos; but so far, we haven't heard much more about these features. There was even talk of a Home Theatre where you could watch DVDs and Blu-rays you own, but all we've seen on that front is the Sony-run Home Theatre off the Central Plaza that only shows trailers in the beta.

In the same MIA boat is the Hall of Fame and Sports Lobby. When Harrison announced Home, the Hall of Fame was going to be a room where you could view your accomplishments from other games -- it was going to be a place to display your Trophies in cabinets. After this announcement, talk of HOF went silent until Trophies were announced for the Cross Media Bar earlier this year, but when asked, Sony said that the current Trophies wouldn't necessarily tie into Home. The HOF will be something different -- if it exists at all anymore. Meanwhile, the Sports Room was described as a place for fans to congregate and play minigames for their favorite sport; we haven't heard much about it since.

After the initial announcement, Home news trickeld out here and there, and we got to go into the game room for a game of pool, round of bowling, and a few arcade titles. Announcements kept coming with Harrison telling the world Home would be on mobile phones and various web channels, but earlier this year Harrison left. Home progress didn't stop -- betas that allowed a select number of gamers in to try out the service began -- but the product did get bumped from its Fall 2008 release window.

For a while, the release of Home seemed to be in limbo, but at the German Games Convention, Sony confirmed with IGN's own Ryan Clements that the social app would be out by the end of 2008. Since then, the tests have continued, and the world has waited.
November 26, 2008 - Five weeks -- for most of the world, that sounds like a lot of time. It's more than a month. It's ten Saturdays and Sundays. It's five Thursday night episodes of The Office. However, in PlayStation land, five weeks has a different connotation. Here, it means that Sony has 35 days to get PlayStation Home to the masses or default on its promise to get the social application out by the end of 2008.

"Yeah, we feel strong about ," said Sony Computer Entertainment America Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller in an IGN interview yesterday. "It has been promised for a while, and I know a lot of consumers are waiting on edge and many of 'em are in the closed beta now, but it's going to be very well worth it."

With five weeks left to go before the world unleashes its thousands of user-created avatars, we felt it was time to gather everything known about Home and the answers to some of your burning questions into one brain-busting feature. Here, you'll find the history of the product along with brand new interviews and insight from Sony about its baby as well as Capcom about what it's planning to unleash for its fans.

now its down to 25 days will playstation and phil harrison keep there promise of coming out before the next year or will sony fail miserably?

 


Alot of time went into this Thread...  I wish IGN had nothing to do with it.

 

 

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very true a lot of it was me but when i read some of the captions on the top this was all said and can be found by playstation and phil harrison
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Alot of time went into this Thread...  I wish IGN had nothing to do with it.


Wow Smurf, why do you dislike Gaming News websites?

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OddSix wrote:

Alot of time went into this Thread...  I wish IGN had nothing to do with it.


Wow Smurf, why do you dislike Gaming News websites?


This is the only gameing news site I need, at leaste here as soon as someone speaks about Xbawk it gets locked, most other sites remain bias and unfare twords the Playstation 3 and no matter my issues with the Playstation and with Sony it still dosnt matter, news isnt news if its unfare.

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lol the PS3 is going to make the 360 it's b..
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OddSix wrote:

MizzRockMisery wrote:

OddSix wrote:

Alot of time went into this Thread...  I wish IGN had nothing to do with it.


Wow Smurf, why do you dislike Gaming News websites?


This is the only gameing news site I need, at leaste here as soon as someone speaks about Xbawk it gets locked, most other sites remain bias and unfare twords the Playstation 3 and no matter my issues with the Playstation and with Sony it still dosnt matter, news isnt news if its unfare.


N4G aint all that bad

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This is stupid, they say its going to be released BEFORE 2008, so.... they just decide to release it on the last day of 2008...just to tease us huh? damn you sony...
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lol the PS3 is going to make the 360 it's b..

 

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