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Old 30-03-2012, 02:58 AM   #1
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Free play meets console action in PlayStation Home

SAN FRANCISCO: Sony on Wednesday brought together blockbuster console title action and popular free-to-play style gaming in its Home online community for PlayStation 3 users.

Sony Computer Entertainment America rolled out "Cutthroats: Battle for Black Powder Cove," which lets as many as 24 people at a time serve as gunners or captains of rival pirate ships out to sink one another in timed sessions.

In coming months, Home will add post-apocalyptic shooter game "No Man's Land" and role-playing adventure title "Mercia" to its line-up.

"We truly think they are going to revolutionise freemium games on consoles," PS Home senior business manager Chris Mahoney said while giving AFP an advance look at the titles in San Francisco.

Console play has been typically defined by blockbuster titles that take years to develop and hit the market priced about $60 each.

The videogame industry has been shaken up in recent years by the exploding popularity of online games that are free to play, with creators making money through ads or sales of virtual items such as clothing, armour or weapons.

"When we look at gaming, we see hard-core experiences on one side of the spectrum and a more casual side with free-to-play type games," Mahoney said.

"We think that there is an area in between where you can blend together the best of both worlds."

In November, Sony opened the doors of a remodelled PS Home that put a focus on building rich console quality play to an online social gaming platform.

The ranks of Home users has climbed to 27 million people worldwide since the redesign, which introduced a "hub" that integrates games, quests, community events, user-generated content, shopping and more.

Home users can "transport" their animated characters to game districts with themes such as action, sports and adventure.





http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stori...191906/1/.html

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/...s-land-mercia/

To those still thinking Playstation Home is a waste of time, think again!
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Old 30-03-2012, 02:24 PM   #2
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Re: Free play meets console action in PlayStation Home

Wow. Is this happeneing now or still in progress? Can't wait to see it happened soon.
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Old 30-03-2012, 09:14 PM   #3
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Re: Free play meets console action in PlayStation Home

It's happening right now as we speak. Those games you see in my previous post are coming soon.

We just had the Street Fighter X Tekken event weeks ago where we can use our own avatars to fight each other (AI or Human).









Come and pay PlayStation Home a visit. You'll be amazed!
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Nice. I was there yesterday. Playing Edo japan. Killing the one eyes monster
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Old 31-03-2012, 09:07 PM   #5
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Nice. I was there yesterday. Playing Edo japan. Killing the one eyes monster!
You were there? Haha! We should join up for a group hunt! However the usage suddenly went down because after talking to a few players they complained that the monster is hard to kill (about 55 slashes with the sword; more for the free wooden sword).

Gotten all the possibly available rewards for now but to those interested let me know if you need a partner!




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Ur armor kick ass man. But the game in edo is hard, but fun non the less. Got stuck playing bootleggers 69. Can wait for the latest shooter game to arrived
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