RIP PlayStation Home, 2008-2015

PlayStation Home, one of the most ambitious (and weirdest) things Sony has ever done with video games, closes down today. It will not be missed, but it should at least be remembered. » 3/31/15 7:00pm Tuesday 7:00pm

Sony Won't Make PlayStation Home For PS4, But These Guys Might

Neotopia isn't PlayStation Home's official follow-up. According to Sony there won't be one after PS3's virtual hub experiment shuts down once and for all early next year. It is, however, absolutely a PS4 spiritual successor made by vets of the original—for better or worse. » 10/07/14 5:39pm 10/07/14 5:39pm

PlayStation Home Now Lets You Give Out Creepy Hugs

Well, this is weird—a bunch of new two-player gestures have been released for PlayStation Home by nDreams, including the "lovers hug" and chest-bumping alongside creepy handholding and, um, massages. » 4/23/14 11:00am 4/23/14 11:00am

So Much Wrong With These PlayStation Home Star Trek Costumes

I'm sure Geordi La Forge would be pleased as punch to see the visor he used to overcome his handicap reduced to a fashion accessory for a backwater virtual world. Oh, I guess he wouldn't. » 8/21/13 11:30am 8/21/13 11:30am

Reporter Pretends To Be 13 Year-Old Girl On PlayStation Home. You Can…

As part of a story on the ways sexual predators from the United States are using technology like online game consoles to "lure" Canadian kids, CBC's Gosia Sawicka decided to do a little first-hand reporting and signed up to Sony's PlayStation Home service. Posing as a 13 year-old girl. » 4/03/13 12:00am 4/03/13 12:00am

I Can't Tell if Doctor Who Makes PlayStation Home More Creepy or Less…

One of the problems I have with PlayStation Home is the avatars — they're too uncanny; too department store mannequin for my tastes. Does dressing them up as the Doctor and giving them a TARDIS to play in help? » 3/25/13 10:40am 3/25/13 10:40am

Reminder: PlayStation Home Is Still F**king Weird

Last time we checked in on Sony's PlayStation Home service—yeah, it's still around—we found that, over the years, it's... changed. The people still using it, and paying money for things, have...interesting tastes. » 1/30/13 11:00pm 1/30/13 11:00pm

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PlayStation Home Has Become The Weirdest Place In Gaming

It feels like an age ago, and in gaming terms I guess it was. The launch of PlayStation Home, one of the cornerstones of the PS3's launch era, was meant to usher in a new kind of online interaction. A place where the connectivity of Xbox Live could be turned into a virtual world, blurring the lines between community… » 11/27/12 1:30am 11/27/12 1:30am

PlayStation Home Just Got a Lot Weirder

For some reason, Metal Gear publisher Konami will now let you buy these horse heads/"masks" in the PlayStation 3's virtual world, Home, for 99 cents a pop. » 9/05/12 12:30pm 9/05/12 12:30pm

You Can Play Street Fighter X Tekken Tomorrow... in PlayStation Home

Sony's virtual playground turns bloody tomorrow, as the Street Fighter X Tekken Total Game Integration event elevates into violence. For the first time, PlayStation Home avatars will be able to beat the living crap out of each other. » 2/28/12 8:30am 2/28/12 8:30am

Prinnies and Ponies Invade PlayStation Home

If ever there was a reason to sit in front of your PlayStation 3 waiting for PlayStation Home to load it's today's North American debut of the prinny-powered Disgaea 4 Home Space. And for everyone else, there's pet ponies. » 1/18/12 12:00pm 1/18/12 12:00pm

Update Brings Movie Parties to PlayStation Home

PlayStation owners are now able to stage or join movie-viewing parties in PlayStation Home thanks to an update delivering Sony's Crackle network to Home's entertainment-on-demand system. » 11/20/11 5:00pm 11/20/11 5:00pm

The Redesigned PlayStation Home Will Jam Fun in Your Face Tomorrow

The PlayStation 3's virtual world transforms from tired curiosity to gamer theme park tomorrow, when Sony rolls out its massive fall facelift for PlayStation Home. » 11/02/11 10:40am 11/02/11 10:40am

What Is PlayStation's Mysterious 'Long Live Play' Teaser All About?

The PlayStation folks are promising we'll "See beyond the doors"—the doors at the tail end of the above teaser clip—on October 5, 2011. What brand of video game hype is this? And should we be expecting something amazing next week? » 9/26/11 8:00pm 9/26/11 8:00pm

Sony Gives PlayStation Home a Massive Theme Park Makeover With MMO-like…

PlayStation Home, the digital hang out space for Sony's PlayStation 3 that opened to the public in 2008, is getting an extreme makeover later this year. Sony's console social network will be redesigned for the fall, reemerging as an experience that's part theme park, part online game and part social network. » 8/23/11 3:00am 8/23/11 3:00am

Dead Island's Infestation Spreads to PlayStation Home

The zombie strain that strikes the vacationers on Dead Island is so virulent that even advertising the game results in a full-on undead plague, as European PlayStation Home users will discover shortly before the game launches in September. » 7/25/11 11:40am 7/25/11 11:40am

Welcome Back, PlayStation Home Users, Have 100 Pieces of Crap

Sony's online virtual community PlayStation Home has its own little version of the "Welcome Back" package, which has seen PS3 owners get some free games. Only, in Home, you don't get games. You get stuff. » 6/06/11 2:30am 6/06/11 2:30am

Sony's E3 2011 Press Conference Is Also Streaming Live In PlayStation…

Would you prefer to experience the magic of Sony's E3 2011 press conference from the comfort of your PlayStation 3? Of course you would, just like you'd prefer that announcement-filled keynote speech to have dozens of people doing the cabbage patch. » 5/31/11 9:00pm 5/31/11 9:00pm