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Sony’s updating PlayStation home. Wait, what?

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What am I doing with my life?

PlayStation Home, Sony’s bizarre online MMO crazy life simulator launched in 2008 for lord alone knows what reason. I first logged in then and it was a confusing place, much like Linden Labs’ Second Life,  filled with the strangest denizens the internet had to offer. In surprising, confusing news Sony has said that it’s updating the virtual life service. Equally surprising? PlayStation Home still exists.

Chris Owen, Community Manager at PlayStation Europe confirmed that the service will soon have an update to give the thing trophies; which is great for those who actually still use Home, and Trophy hunters who can now buff their trophy counts for the low cost of nothing.

 

The trophies are retroactive, so you might get a handful of extra ones if you’ve spent any meaningful amount of time logged in to Home.

The idea behind Home is sound; it was intended as a large bit of marketing, allowing visitors to customise an avatar, visit themed attractions and play a plethora of minigames related to larger franchises, as well as smaller games like chess. As with all things of this ilk though, it quickly degenerated in to a creep fest. The only worthwhile thing to come out of Home is quincying, a way to hit back at creeps, shown here by former Joystiq guy Griffin McElroy, now with Polygon.

Have any of you used home for anything more than just a quick-looksee? Let us know of your experiences in the virtual world.

Last Updated: March 11, 2014

36 Comments

  1. Pieter Kruger

    March 11, 2014 at 10:36

    I wish Xbox One could have this, they’d call it “The Bone Home”………????

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    • VampyreSquirrel

      March 11, 2014 at 10:51

      Sounds like a bad porno

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        March 11, 2014 at 10:53

        Or a good porno!

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 11, 2014 at 11:02

          you hear about the woman with 2 v jay jays and porn people offering her 12 million? lol

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 11, 2014 at 11:03

            O_O

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 11, 2014 at 11:05

            Hey that’s what Gareth cliff was talking about yesterday.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            March 11, 2014 at 11:05

            0_0

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 11, 2014 at 11:08

            There is apparently a never ending “need” for bizarre pornos. I was shocked when I heard this myself.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 11, 2014 at 11:31

            O.O

  2. Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

    March 11, 2014 at 10:43

    But why would any one still be playing this? Even better, why would you start playing this?

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    • RinceThis

      March 11, 2014 at 10:45

      Yeah, I am also confused with that. I entered Second Life and after 5 seconds ran screaming from my computer. Not worth it.

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      • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

        March 11, 2014 at 10:46

        I read about Second life and though: “Oh, a Sims MMO? No thanks I’ll pass”

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        • RinceThis

          March 11, 2014 at 10:49

          It’s got a sound idea. You can make ANYTHING. Each thing carries its own mechanics that you can then sell. So you can spend a week making a guitar, a unique one, and then sell it. OR, which is more the case, you can build a tower in the shape of a giant penis and laugh uncontrollably at it.

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          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 11, 2014 at 10:52

            So kinda like Minecraft with better graphics 😛

          • RinceThis

            March 11, 2014 at 10:52

            Yeah, and with more pervs…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 11, 2014 at 10:59

            I never looked into second life, I must say it does look interesting, but at same time kinda sad.

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 11, 2014 at 11:04

            Maybe we should start our own server 😛
            http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Main_Page

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 11, 2014 at 11:06

            I aint that clever to make own server. If the tools are there creative wise I can do alot, used to make maps fro Unreal tournament and crysis ect. but this is whole other ball game.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            March 11, 2014 at 11:00

            Yeah Second life was cool and then the whole game took flying penises to the knee!

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        March 11, 2014 at 10:49

        Don’t you need a First Life first Ingwer?

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        • RinceThis

          March 11, 2014 at 10:52

          *Pulls out Birthday Card.

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 11, 2014 at 10:53

            He has a glorious life!

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 11, 2014 at 10:54

            Hehehehe, can’t resist

            Also, should it not be “out”?

          • RinceIsIngwer

            March 11, 2014 at 10:56

            dammit! 😉

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 11, 2014 at 11:01

            Its ok, dealing with YOUR age is bad enough, I’ll forgive the odd spelling slip here and there 😛

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        March 11, 2014 at 10:49

        YOU HAVE A COMPUTORZ???

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 11, 2014 at 10:50

          486 perhaps.

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        • RinceThis

          March 11, 2014 at 10:54

          lol

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          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            March 11, 2014 at 10:55

            😉

  3. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    March 11, 2014 at 10:47

    Didn’t even know this game existed

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    • RinceThis

      March 11, 2014 at 10:52

      Nor me. Lol

      Reply

  4. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    March 11, 2014 at 10:52

    Is Polygon getting all the retards? First Kuchera now McElroy? It’s absolutely amazing. Everyone with a redundant opinion concentrating in one site? Now if only Sessler could join them too…. Ah old man Sessler…. the Molyneux of Gamez Jurnalisms.

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  5. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    March 11, 2014 at 10:57

    I’ll be the first to admit it… I used Home quite a lot in the beginning. Yes it was strange, but it was pretty cool walking into Home arcade, and popping a Running Man (while you wait to play an arcade game). I did like the Salt shooter though, played that game far too much for my own good.

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  6. Anon A Mouse

    March 11, 2014 at 10:59

    I think my total time in Home is less than 1min. Think I went there by accident once.

    Reply

  7. Anon

    March 11, 2014 at 12:38

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