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The Batcave Arrives in PlayStation Home

Do you think of yourself as a disciple to the Dark Knight? Do you wish for yourself to be his personal sidekick? Well unfortunately that is not possible as far as we know, but an exclusive PlayStation Home Batcave will enable you to treat yourself like the real Batman. Including a replica Batmobile, the PlayStation Home space gives the real feeling of a Batman hide-out. The space will be unlocked when you buy the game.

Batman: Arkham Asylum will be available to consumers on August 26 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Interested in Batman: Arkham Asylum? Check out a video below:

Batman: Arkham Asylum Developer Diary

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August 12, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Home | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PlayStation Home: Fat Princess Space

With tomorrows release of Fat Princess rapidly coming, why not hype Sony’s new downloadable game with some new screenshots of the PlayStation Home space? The space looks interesting, but does not look to offer much to do at all. However, there is a question system which looks like a little trivia quiz. Any prizes thrown in?

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Fat Princess places the player on a team of up to 16 soldiers fighting for their beloved Princess whom is captured and being held by the opposing team in their castle. Of course, if this gameplay doesn’t sound appealing to the player, Fat Princess offers the standard team-deathmatch mode.

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When playing Princess Mode, players have to rescue their teams captured Princess in their opponents castle. Cake is grown outside the castle, which players can pick up and force-feed the opposing Princess in order to make her heavier, resulting in a slower return to the rescuers castle.

PlayStation 3 owners can purchase Fat Princess on the PlayStation Network store for $14.99 this coming Thursday, July 30.

July 29, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation 3, PlayStation Home, PSN, Screenshot(s), Trailer, Videos | , , | Leave a comment

Xi Begins in Playstation Home Today

The world’s first console-based Alternate Reality Game starts today in PlayStation Home.

Called Xi , the adventure takes place in a series of secret areas in Home – and beyond – changing day by day, week by week, in real time. Anyone with a PLAYSTATION 3 can join in the fun for free.

To discover the mystery of Xi, simply log on to PlayStation Home and look for the graffiti on the wall in the main square. Find that, and all will be revealed….

Source (Sony PlayStation Blog):


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March 23, 2009 Posted by | GDC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Home | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Will Battlefield Heroes be released in Playstation Home?

Like many social networking sites (AKA MySpace, Facebook), Home gives millions of Playstation 3 owners the ability to interact with others. What makes Home so special is its look and feel, with avatars and public spaces to move around in.

Unveiled at the 2007 Game Developers Conference, Home swept the internet with speed. Intriguing many Playstation owners, players began to generate ideas of how developers could stretch the game to expand the playability and enhance the feeling of the service. Ideas such as different areas, custom homes with custom furniture, and in-game games all came to life.

Many developers have been tracking the progress of Home, working on ideas to expand the game. One developer named Electronic Arts (EA), creator of the Battlefield Series, announced its new Playstation area to be released soon named the EA Sports Complex.

EA Sports Complex will feature banners advertising the titles the company has announced, and a variety of games for users to play while in the space. EA is adding a Poker table for multiplayer Poker, and a new arcade-style 3D racing game named Formula 1 Racer. In Formula 1 players can race each other around a virtual track and compete in matchups.

Now you may be saying that Battlefield Heroes has nothing to do with EA Sports. EA has already shown what they can create, and with the ability to create, comes the ability to expand. Battlefield Heroes, being a very highly-anticipated free-to-play game, can make sales for EA, not through charging playtime, but through advertisements for the upcoming and newly-released games.

“Online gaming garners a massive audience,” said Gerhard Florin, EVP Publishing Americas-Europe at EA. “People want to play games in new ways, with easier access that is quick to the fun. With Battlefield Heroes, EA brings its first major franchise to North America and Europe with a new distribution model and pricing structure adapted to the evolving way that people play.”

Battlefield Heroes is a brand new game from the team behind Battlefield 1942™ and Battlefield 2™. It’s fun cartoon-style graphics and gameplay caters to players of all skill levels. It is easy to pick up and play but with robust character customization and a deep online meta-game, gamers can spend hours building up their characters and conquering the world.

“We put a different twist on this Battlefield game going with the cartoon-style graphics and gameplay,” added Ben Cousins, Senior Producer at EA DICE. “There’s something here for all types of players — be it our core Battlefield fans or casual gamers. With the new online model, we will continually add new content to keep the game fresh and keep players engaged, while integrating player feedback in real time. As a game developer, it is such a cool new way to make games.”

How likely is it for Battlefield Heroes to show up on Home? Well, if EA keeps up the current pace with its Home expansions and ideas, it is very likely.

February 2, 2009 Posted by | PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Home | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment