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Re: The Official HomeStation Magazine (HSM) thread

Sep 30, 2012

Aloha, HSM readers!

 

Today's double feature deals with feats of imagination:

 

First up, HSM team writer Kassadee Marie gives us the latest installment of her "On A Budget" column, by offering us a look at how to go magical on a budget in Home. With Halloween a month away, is it possible to create an appropriate setting with only a few dollars? You bet it is!

 

Second, HSM filmmaker Godzprototype looks at avatar flight in Home. What began with Hellfire Games' antigravity has now blossomed thanks to nDreams and Juggernaut, and this is a very welcome step towards making the experience of Home itself a fun game to play.

 

Written from the HomeStation,

 

 

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Re: The Official HomeStation Magazine (HSM) thread

Oct 1, 2012

Hello, HSM readers!

 

As promised, Monday sees the debut of some brand new contributors who are participating in our community writing contest. That's right: today's double feature puts the spotlight on two first-time contributors to the magazine!

 

Our first guest contributor, Monkee, offers up a troll's story, as told through the eyes of someone who befriended one. It is often said in Home that you have to be damaged in some way to truly appreciate its social aspects. This also includes those that choose to troll others on Home. Here is one man’s story of finding a common bond with and reaching out to one such individual.

 

Our next first-time contributor, LadyNapoleon, bravely shares with us a very personal story of how we are treated differently based upon our appearance, even in the virtual world. Home offers us the ability to create an idealized version of ourselves. But what if you choose not to, and instead represented yourself for how you really are? Would the people you call friends treat you any differently?

 
Please join me in welcoming these two first-time contributors to HomeStation! 
 
We hope you enjoy.
 
 

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Re: The Official HomeStation Magazine (HSM) thread

Oct 1, 2012

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same old stuff

 

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Re: The Official HomeStation Magazine (HSM) thread

Oct 1, 2012

Aloha, HSM readers!

 

Excited by the announcement of Home Tycoon about to enter PlayStation Home? Then check out our Q&A with Hellfire Games about this fantastic new experience, how it was brought to life, and what distinguishes it from other games (such as SimCity) on the market today!

 

 

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Re: The Official HomeStation Magazine (HSM) thread

Oct 2, 2012

Hello, HSM readers!

 

We have yet another first-time contributor to HSM, as well as a collaboration between two of our team writers!

 

Team writers Burbie52 and ted2112 go on a Home-trip. Their destinations: the forgotten spaces of Home – the ones that are only accessible via one’s favorites menu or an invite from a friend. What hidden gems might they have? Their first stop: The PlayStation Minis Space.

 

Next, first-time contributor, BlueFire opines on why there should be more casual gaming offerings in Home. Games like Digital Leisure’s Casino, Granzella’s fossil dig, Mass Media’s Midways and nDreams’ Aurora are very simple gaming experiences structured in a way that keep players returning on a near daily basis, with initial buy-ins that are small, yet compound the longer one plays. Should more Home games be structured in this “casual gaming” manner?

 
We hope you enjoy.
 
 

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Re: The Official HomeStation Magazine (HSM) thread

Oct 3, 2012

Aloha, HSM readers!

 

Today's double feature is all about what some of Home's third-party developers are up to:

 

First up, HSM Editor SealWyf takes a look at Lockwood's pink initiative for breast cancer awareness. Hot on the heels of their REACT promotion, what are they up to now?

 

Second, HSM team writer Gideon gives us a real treat: a Q&A with Hellfire Games' Ben Lewis about Home Tycoon! If you read our preview coverage a month ago in HSM Issue #12, then you know how excited we are for this new gaming experience -- and Gideon gets some interesting answers from Hellfire about this exciting new game!

 

Written from the HomeStation,

 

 

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Hello, HSM readers!

 

Tonight we're bringing you more third-party developer goodness!

 

First, our newest team member, Jin Lovelace, offers us a video of swimwear fashions. The past couple of weeks has seen Granzella really take command of the ladies’ swimwear market on Home. And now, for your viewing pleasure, Jin has produced a video showcase of two of their offerings! 

 

Next, team writer Burbie reviews one of Home's most hotly anticipated commodities. At long last, Home Tycoon is here! So what’s it like to create your own city in Home? Take a look through the eyes of someone who has never played a game of its kind – ever.

 

We hope you enjoy.

 

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Re: The Official HomeStation Magazine (HSM) thread

Oct 5, 2012

Hello, HSM readers!

 

Here is your current double feature.

 

First, team writer Kassadee Marie has yet another installment of her "On a Budget" series. As Halloween approaches in a few weeks, it’s time to take a look at all the different ways to go “bump” in the night throughout Home. Let’s go mummy — on a budget.

 

Next, we have more coverage of Home Tycoon. Now that it's been available for over a twenty-four hour period, what more is there to this game? Editor BONZO gives an in-depth report on Home’s newest hot commodity, and discovers that sometimes, you have to go backwards in order to go forwards.

 
Also, there's more guest contributors that will be making their debut on our front page! Will you be one of them?
 
We hope you enjoy!
 

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Re: The Official HomeStation Magazine (HSM) thread

Oct 6, 2012

Hello, HSM readers!

 

For our Wishlist Saturday feature, we have three articles for your reading pleasure.

 

First up, team writer, Burbie, looks at the advancements made to our avatars since the 1.7 update. At long last, the floodgates are finally starting to open for expanded avatar movements and gesticulations. This Wishlist Saturday article examines one possible avenue this could explore.

 

Next, our Editor-in-Chief, NorseGamer, studies Home Tycoon's business model. In this Wishlist Saturday article, we look at Home Tycoon’s pricing structure, and whether or not it’s been set up for maximum long-term revenue gains.

 
And finally, Editor BONZO offers up a unique idea. What are the possible ways which Home – or at least a facet of it – could be turned into a game itself? This Wishlist Saturday article examines one possibility.
 
We hope you enjoy.
 

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Re: The Official HomeStation Magazine (HSM) thread

Oct 7, 2012

Hello, HSM readers!

 

Here is your Sunday double feature.

 

To start with, team member Godzprototype offers up his latest machinima. What do you get when you combine ancient Egypt, nDreams levitation and Juggernaut fire effects? You get ANUBIS, baby. Showing us all how to rock the afterlife.

 

Next, team writer Phoenix is back with observations about how the new locomotions have increased the depth of the Home experience for us all. These new abilities available for our avatars allow us to do things we once only could imagine. But for some, even the most mundane actions in Home are above and beyond their real-world abilities.

 

We hope you enjoy.

 

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