Updated 25th April, 2009
Welcome to the first in a series of articles on PlayStation Home this April. This article serves as an introduction to the other articles and so I’ve referenced future posts, but of course the links aren’t live yet, so please don’t be mad if you’re clicking them and nothing is happening! This article will be updated as the next articles go live.
I first stumbled my way through the front door of my swanky new Harbour Studio shortly after the PlayStation Home open beta was made available. I got immediately bored after spending literally a minute looking round my teensy little pad and learning the controls. To go elsewhere, like the Home Square or the Shopping Centre etc, they had to be downloaded first. So with a bit of spare time on my hands and for lack of something better to do, with the limited amount of furniture initially available I proceeded to cram as many chairs, tables, units and desk lamps as I possibly could into my modest-sized studio.
The end result, as you may have guessed, was a cross between an airport departure lounge and a poorly organised alcoholics anonymous meeting. But without the people. I don’t really know who was going to visit my apartment as I have few contacts on the PlayStation Network, and I’m totally anti-social when wandering round PlayStation Home. Which is kind of ironic, seen as the whole idea of Home is social interaction. The worst thing about my set up was that I didn’t even have a TV or entertainment system. That could have produced a few awkward moments for my imaginary guests.
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