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For some it was a place to meet new online friends. For others, it was a place to play goofy games and take part in impromptu dance parties. For still others, it was simply a weird icon on their PlayStation 3’s menu that they never bothered to click on. PlayStation Home was an intriguing social and marketing experiment on Sony’s part and, as of today, its doors are closed for good.
Those of you who have been living a second virtual life in PlayStation Home had better prepare for some tear-filled goodbyes, as Sony has officially announced the closure of the online social/gaming service across all territories in March of next year.
Before we can shutter the windows and board up the doors for good, let's take one final tour of the old estate and remind ourselves what made this side attraction for last gen gamers worth visiting.
Good news for all of you Potterheads out there who also happen to own a PlayStation 3. An extension of the interactive Harry Potter experience known as Pottermore launches today within PlayStation Home.
A few years ago, PlayStation Home changed the way gamers interacted with the introduction of the brilliant altered reality game, Xi. Tomorrow, the mind-bending, community-driven excitement returns with the introduction of Xi: Continuum.
PlayStation Home offers several diversions to entertain its residents within the virtual world but, today, Home Tycoon looks to offer the most ambitious game within a game yet, giving players the chance to create their own cities, balance its economy and progress, and even have their friends come visit the world they have created.
This generation of consoles has seen a wide variety of classic games made new again, and even PlayStation Home couldn’t avoid being bitten by the nostalgia bug. Intellivision Productions has announced a fall release for “Intellivision Gen2,” a reboot of three classic games coming straight to PlayStation Home. Get ready to play Astrosmash, Shark! Shark!, and Night Stalker from within Sony’s virtual world.
PlayStation Home is about to give gamers a much bigger playground to explore as Hellfire Games announces the impending release of Home Tycoon, a 3D city-building game bound for PS3's social virtual world that lets you build your own city from the ground up, then explore it with your own avatar.
PlayStation Home is set to go post-apocalyptic this Wednesday as new freemium third-person shooter, No Man's Land, releases to the service and, actually, it looks kinda basass.
Deep Silver's Dead Island is coming to PlayStation Home. The PSN virtual space will receive various zombie-themed activities before the full game's release in September.
Konami is opening up shop in the virtual world of PlayStation Home. Today they're launching a rooftop penthouse suite to celebrate their games.
Sega and Sony are collaborating together to offer gamers some galactic predatory-alien skins on PlayStation Home.
EA has announced that they will be offering limited PlayStation Home apparel for charity via the EA Sports Complex between October 15th and November 11th.
To capitalize on PlayStation Home, Electronic Arts has implemented the EA Sports Complex into the world of PlayStation Home, which features all kinds of nifty media content and mini-game functionality.
If you haven't pre-ordered Killzone 2 to get the demo yet, hold off on it. There's a chance to get the demo without a pre-order by spending time on PlayStation Home, the online virtual world for PS3 owners.