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Oct 27, 2012

Aloha, HSM readers!

 

Surprise! Today we unleash our 2012 Halloween Special!

 

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Featuring original works of fiction set within PlayStation Home, the team has come up with some entertainingly spooky stories for you to enjoy -- and we've jampacked the issue with hidden codes, so you really should check it out!

 

And, if you want more, we've even published a novelette set within Home: Death After Life. So if you want some fun, Home-related Halloween reading this weekend, stop by HSM!

 

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Oct 28, 2012

Aloha, HSM readers!

 

Have you enjoyed our Halloween special issue and our latest novelette? HSM's branching out into new territory!

 

Here's today's double feature:

 

First up, HSM team writer Kassadee Marie gives us the latest installment of her "On A Budget" column, this time examining VEEMEE. Although they may have more of an overt presence in SCEE Home instead of SCEA Home, their product lineup has quite a lot to offer.

 

Second, HSM team writer ted2112 suggests a subtle way of having a brand-new PlayStation Home experience: try logging in at a different time of day, and thus encountering a completely new group of people. It's amazing whom you might encounter!

 

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Oct 29, 2012

Aloha, HSM readers!

 

Today's double feature is all about Digital Leisure!

 

First up, HSM team writer Burbie52 looks at the new penthouse personal estate; is it worth striving for?

 

Second, HSM editor SealWyf shares her story of how she decided to win the penthouse in a single night -- opening night.

 

Written from the HomeStation,

 

 

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P.S. -- To our friends on the eastern seaboard: stay safe.

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Thanks for the great reads Smiley Happy Loving the Hallowe'en issue also happy holidays to the HSM team! Good job guys
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Oct 30, 2012

Aloha, HSM readers!

 

Today's double feature covers two different developers and two exciting products:

 

First up, HSM filmmaker Godzprototype examines the Heavy Strike Helicopter, from Heavy Water. For machinima, this commodity represents a remarkable new tool.

 

Second, HSM editor BONZO looks at the new Terminator 2 outfits from nDreams. Any time a major Hollywood IP is introduced into Home, it's a big deal -- and nDreams has pulled off a huge one.

 

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Oct 31, 2012

Aloha, HSM readers!

 

Today we've got a triple feature for you:

 

HSM team writers Kassadee Marie and Burbie52 offer their respective takes (here and here) on the latest Avalon Keep update from Heavy Water. How important is it for a developer to periodically update a personal estate? What sort of updates keep people coming back long-term?

 

And, rounding things off, HSM editor BONZO takes a look at the debut product lineup from PSTalent, and explores the history of the zoot suit. There's quite a bit more to the story than just "gangster" clothing.

 

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Nov 1, 2012

Aloha, HSM readers!

 

There's a lot going on today! We've been tweeting codes for all sorts of goodies all day long, and we've got plenty of content for you to enjoy, with another triple feature to finish off the month!

 

First up, HSM team writer Kassadee Marie gives us the latest installment of her "On A Budget" column, this time spotlighting Digital Leisure. Thanks to the top-ten sales lists that SCEA used to distribute, we know that Digital Leisure is a very successful developer. Yet their presence in Home extends far beyond just a hotel room with bad wiring.

 

Second, HSM editor SealWyf shows us that Home Tycoon, despite some bugs which hampered it early on, is still a remarkably fun game if you choose to get creative with it. How have you designed your city?

 

Third, HSM filmmaker Jin Lovelace gives us another look at PSTalent's new zoot suits!

 

 

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Nov 2, 2012

Aloha, HSM readers!

 

Today's double feature covers some fun stuff from Home's developers:

 

First up, HSM editor BONZO takes a look at VEEMEE's Home Grown Lab -- who's up for fighting in Home as a giant monster?

 

Second, HSM team writer Burbie52 examines Lockwood's modular bathrooms. How important is it that Home feel like home?

 

Also, the final numbers are in for the month of October, and we had more than 15,000 unique visitors at HSM last month! We have no ads on the site, we don't buy any traffic, and we haven't even tried to play around with SEO. So we really do appreciate and are grateful for your continuing patronage and support. The readership growth we've experienced in the last two years is remarkable -- remember, this is an all-volunteer team, working pro bono -- and we are genuinely pleased to continue to serve the Home community as best we can. Mahalo nui loa!

 

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Nov 2, 2012

Aloha, HSM readers!

 

Today's double feature incorporates some Wishlist Saturday elements, but in a slightly different way.

 

First up, HSM Editor BONZO asks an interesting question: would you pay for optional improvements and expanded functionality to Harbour Studio? You got it for free, but is it worth a few bucks to be able to have more control over the setting, explore the marina and so forth?

 

Second, HSM team writer ted2112 wonders why there's a social stigma attached to older gamers, if the average video game purchaser is already in their thirties. Why are some games like Angry Birds socially acceptable for all ages, whilst a Final Fantasy is supposedly only for teens and early twentysomethings?

 

Also, our friend SCarverOrne, over at PSTalent, is looking for charitable Movember support for men's health. Check it out -- and guys, let's get some moustaches growing! Come on, even Cade's growing a 'stache. So do eeet.

 

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Nov 4, 2012

Aloha, HSM readers!

 

Today's double feature covers two of Home's most perpetually successful developers:

 

First up, HSM team writer Kassadee Marie continues her "On A Budget" column, this time examining Mass Media. Although Mass Media is known in Home mostly for the trio of Midway spaces, there's quite a bit more to explore if you're on a budget.

 

Second, HSM filmmaker Keara22HI interviews Superlatives and the other Digital Leisure casino champions about their experiences in Home, both in regards to socialization and gaming, as well as the journey to the top of the leaderboards. Some very interesting answers emerged!

 

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