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Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Puck, Dec 11, 2008.

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  1. Puck

    Puck Pro Bowler

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    gonna have to check it out
    dust off the 3 for the holidays
    get some Home kickin'
    watch some new BluRay (Dark Knight !!)

    has anyone else downloaded the much hyped HOME ?

    I just got through with the download (free), I'll kick around a bit and return with some observations

    fyi ... it reserves 3077MB of HDD space
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  2. Puck

    Puck Pro Bowler

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    :irked:
    now I can't connect to the HOME server
    maybe they're still opening all the ports ? or something ?
    pretty sure todays difficulties are due to this launch

    as long as this has been in development (and iirc, delayed) why is it still in beta ? didn't they award beta testing to hundred or so folks earlier this year ?

    there's a good run on it over at Gizmodod
    seems noone can connect
    http://gizmodo.com/5107585/playstation-home-open-beta-is-out-now
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  3. KamikaZ

    KamikaZ Ex-Hall of Famer

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    I got on around 9.
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  4. Gunny

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    18 million users all trying to get on at the same time - there are going to be issues (obviously 18 million are getting it at the same time, but a lot of people would be).
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  5. Toly

    Toly Free your mind

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    Home feels more like another video game. There aren't a lot of places to go now but I'm assuming this will change in the near future. It never gets old to see guys chasing and stalking chicks, though. lol

    I've been actually addicted to the bowling game for the last few weeks.
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  6. Puck

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    in just a short time I got the Central plaza, theater, bowling alley, Sully's(?) saloon
    spent quite a bit of time in the bowling alley
    got pretty good at bowling, need more work at pool
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  7. Gunny

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    I downloaded it but won't get a chance to jump on for awhile.

    I heard in the beta there were long lines for bowling, pool etc is that still a problem?

    Do you get to create your own guy?
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  8. Puck

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    you get to create your own character
    kinda like the Avatars on Wii and NXE
    however, there's not alot of options so far
    unless you go to the mall and buy new clothes / accs, etc...
    which supposedly cost a $1 - $2 a piece

    it's a shame there's only 1/2 dozen lanes to bowl
    it was pretty crowded last night, but was damn near empty earlier today
    4 people can join a bowling game, but once one starts, you have to sit there and wait, and there's no way to tell how many frames are left unless you ask ...there's also no queue to sign up for, so you can go off and do something else

    i think it's be cool if you could join a waiting list and then run off to the theater or a bar ... when the game opens, it sends you an alert --- press join and you 'fast-travel' there .... but it don't work like that

    it needs some work
    i played with some testers who were in when the beta was closed, and they say that not much has changed
    there's some cool concepts at play here, but it's very restricting as to what can be done right now



    but hey, it's free to own and free to play
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  9. Toly

    Toly Free your mind

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    Yeah, they basically didn't change much from the close beta. They did redesign the plaza a little bit and also added a game in the lake.

    I do agree about the queue thing. That's the first thing that came to my mind. They should also split the screens above the sits into smaller versions and assign one to each lane so that it shows the score, just like it's done in real life.
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  10. Puck

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    it's a little odd that there's not much to do
    trying to decide the point to the bar and train station when there's no train to catch (to other communities) or cold beer to drink

    I mean , what's left to do other than bowl, pool, lame arcades, or watching the same preview/video over and over ?

    and why doesn't it (or does it) keep track of games won / lost
    can you get a plasma for your "studio" ?
    there's something more than just a dang bubble blower right ?

    there's got to be more than just running around talking (or trying) to talk to people you do not know and have little to say

    it is funny though to see a group of dudes dancing around pregnant strippers, who's probably a dude anyway
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