by: Gary Hayes
I haven’t been able to log into Sony’s PS3 home yet but have been fascinated in the trickle of videos onto YouTube showing first usage in the past two days. There are many posts over the last 2 years about PS3Home on this blog and it is great to finally see it come out of alpha (it still feels like a mature beta) as promised ahead of the XMas fest this year. Previous posts followed by some nice ‘early captures’:
But for now here are a selection (will be doing my own indepth look at Football Superstars too soon - which has many parallels).
1 A good clear and enthusiastic 12 minute introduction overview from David at TheCreativeOne showing how graphically this far exceeds most other social virtual worlds as well as a first look at the mall, your apartment and some community sports.
2 - With limited activity this is how a community of 30 people decided to entertain themselves. “The 30 People Playstation Home Train!”
3 - Someone delighted to be able to log in finally and shows off a little of the interface and demonstrates the vSide-like music backtracks
4 - A nice little bit of marketing at the right sort of demographic with RedBull being one of the first to do PS3Home as a sponsored ’social’ game.
5 - Someone who is delighted with certain integrated dance moves The Monkey Dance
6 - Probably a middle aged man testing out the ‘Stripper Stage’ - minus the stripping, audience and dance pole!
7 - Finally a long 17 minute continuous wander around home giving a good insight into what it is about