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Happy Thanksgiving, HSM readers!

 

While you're recovering from your food comas (and, if you're like me as I type this, watching the football game), here is tonight's double feature.

 

First, we have another fantastic video by Jin LovelaceIn the two and a half weeks since their debut, much has been written about Game Mechanics’ debut furniture — but how well does it fit in a setting that isn’t quite as generic as Harbour Studio?

 

Next, our Editor-in-Chief muses on why he is thankful for Home. Thanksgiving is often a time for reflection. So why are *you* thankful for Home?

 

We hope you enjoy (and haven't over-eaten *too* much :smileywink:)

 

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Nov 24, 2012

Hello, HSM readers!

 

It's another Wishlist Saturday. Here is what we've got to offer.

 

First, BONZO examines virtual pets. What are the ways to deepen the experience of having a pet in a virtual world like Home?

 

Next up, keara takes a focus group approach to the wishlist article. Many times the topic of conversation at the casino starts with, “wouldn’t it be great if….” None of the players are programmers, so no one knows what is technically possible. So in the interests of market research, a well-known group of Casino ‘whales’ to toss around some ideas.

 

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Hell, HSM readers!

 

Here is tonight's double feature.

 

First up, guest contributor mnmsgin is back with another article on Home life. Every Home avatar has a real person behind it. And every person has a story to tell. Home can be far more than “just a game.”

 
Next, editor SealWyf examines Savage Manor. The nDreams’ estate isn’t a conventional personal estate; it’s an unfolding game, and a surprisingly dark experience for Home. Did this help or hinder its commercial performance?
 
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Aloha, HSM readers!

 

Today's double feature is all about questions:

 

First up, HSM guest contributor CheekyGuy asks about effective methods of advertising and marketing in PlayStation Home; why don't we see more of it for external titles and real-world brands?

 

Second, HSM managing editor Terra_Cide is asking for your help: can you help identify this mysterious image we recently received?

 

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Written from the HomeStation (and beyond),

 

 

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Aloha, HSM readers!

 

So the big story, of course, is nDreams' formal announcement -- after some rather fun hints sprinkled here and there -- of Xi: Continuum. Can it possibly top the impact of the original Xi, now that Home is a much more decentralized and balkanized environment? Are Home's servers up for the massive amount of traffic this event is going to receive? We look into these questions, and more, in our initial coverage.

 

If 2012 is Home's Year of the Game, then the arrival of Xi: Continuum is the exclamation point upon it. This new ARG could end up being Home's new high-water mark.

 

 

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Hello, HSM readers!

 

Rounding out tonight's PR articles, BONZO covers the soon-to-be-released Lockwood wingsWings as a locomotion tool are quickly becoming old hat. Yet somehow Lockwood has managed to deliver something unique once again.

 

Stay tuned to the HomeStation for more coverage of this week's update, including Heavy Water's new game!

 

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Hello, HSM readers!

 

Here is tonight's double feature on tomorrow's update!

 

First, Jin Lovelace treats us to yet another fantastic fashion video, featuring Granzella, and also talks about their teahouse which is coming to Home.

 

Next as promised, Burbie covers Heavy Water's game, Emo Ray Vs. The Intergalactic Teddy BearsOnly Heavy Water could be demented enough to make you go through automotive carnage against…teddy bears.

 

And kudos to silentbobstash for finding the placement of our mysterious picture, posted on Monday!

 

We hope you enjoy.

 

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Hello, HSM readers!

 

Here is tonight's double feature.

 

First, guest contributor KrazyFace is back, this time with a review of The Unfinished Swan. Certain games, like Journey or Dear Esther, push the boundaries of what a game can be. The Unfinished Swan is one such title.

 
Next, our editor, SealWyf takes on the latest happenings at Digital Leisure's casinoWhat’s so exciting about a virtual sign and a few sheets of plastic? Plenty — when the same function could have been filled by a press release. How is Digital Leisure raising the bar for the virtually real?
 
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Hello, HSM readers!

Here is tonight's double feature.

 

First up, team writer FEMAELSTROM provides an introspective look at his relationship with himself and his avatar's persona. In Home, we have a tremendous opportunity to explore aspects of ourselves that we otherwise never would have. Yet there is also the risk of encountering people who truly aren't what they seem. Which road you choose is up to you.

 

Next, our Editor-In-Chief, NorseGamer, poses a question to the community. The PlayStation 3 is an amazing piece of hardware, with a wide variety of gaming experiences to enjoy. Yet for some users, its sole purpose is to serve as a medium through which Home may be accessed. The application itself is what matters; the *platform* is ultimately irrelevant. And so it must be asked: is your PlayStation a HomeStation?

 


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