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HeavyPeeps on PlayStation Home!

Posted on April 3, 2011 at 6:19 PM Comments comments (0)

A new collection of Pets have made their way in PlayStation Home with release of our latest collection from Heavy Pets – Heavy Peeps! With 10 unique and compelling designs, these Peeps are sure to be your best friend and companion wherever you go in Home. Play with your Peeps or proudly show them off ! They can follow you around as a companion so or you can keep them in your apartment, either on display or as a controllable item you can play with in the privacy of your own space.


Available in the PlayStation Home Mall as single items or as bundles, prices range from $0.99 to $19.99 for the Super Peep Pack, where you can get all 10 variations of the companion, controllable peep, and stackable item! Check out the video on YouTube: Link



New Heavy Pets are constantly in the works – why not give us your two cents? Have a cool design in mind or want to see something in particular? Got a comment about what is out there right now or what you’d like to see more or less of in the future? Send an email to [email protected] with your comments or ideas. If you have an idea that we think holds water, you might see it in Home someday!!



Novus Prime: Escalation

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Hellfire Games proudly announces Novus Prime: Escalation, the exciting new content expansion for Novus Prime, the hit multiplayer space combat game in PlayStation®Home for the PlayStation®3 system. Novus Prime: Escalation launches in North America and Europe on March 31, 2011.


The expansion delivers never-before-seen missions, enemies, weapons, bot companions, and virtual items, effectively doubling the game’s content. Novus Prime: Escalation also offers a new personal space: the Officer’s Quarters, with zero-gravity simulation and access to a private hangar. Additional updates to the Novus Prime space station and its improved spacewalk feature should thrill new recruits and veteran players alike.


“Without a doubt, this is our biggest and best update yet,” said Jeff Posey, President of Hellfire Games. “We’re constantly listening to our fans, and Novus Prime: Escalation absolutely delivers what the community has been asking for.”


Since launching in December 2010, the Novus Primespace in PlayStation Home has seen nearly one million visitors. Novus Prime players can buy and personalize their own ships, join the fight with friends in cooperative multiplayer missions, earn new outfits and gear for their avatars, collect exclusive robot companions, compete for leaderboard positions, and team up to experience an epic space combat adventure like no other.


Novus Prime is free to play, and requires only a PlayStation 3 system and an online connection. Now with more thrilling content than ever before, there’s never been a better time to join the fight! For more information, visit www.NovusPrime.com.



For more information, please visit the official thread here: Novus Prime: Escalation Topic

Fight Night Champion Home Event - 3/15

Posted on March 11, 2011 at 7:32 PM Comments comments (0)

Be sure to come out to the Gamer’s Lounge next Tuesday for a special Fight Night Champion event. Test your skills in online bouts against the game’s producers, who will be on-hand to field your challenge. Expect a lot of inside information, great boxing talk and a whole lot of beatdowns! Want to know who played the role of the jailhouse bareknuckle brawler in Champion Mode? How about the best way to avoid the jab when your opponent has a longer reach? Want to join an EA SPORTS producer’s online gym? Then hit the Gamer’s Lounge on March 15th at 5:00pm PST (8:00pm EST). In the spirit of fairness we’ll even give you a link to the Full Spectrum Control tutorial so there are no excuses come Tuesday night…


THQ Unveils New Corporate Logo

Posted on January 13, 2011 at 2:03 PM Comments comments (1)

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - January 12, 2011 - In an official unveiling ceremony at its New York Gamers Event, THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced a new corporate logo, reflecting the company’s commitment to a new strategic and creative vision with an enhanced visual identity.


“Our new logo epitomizes the change, innovation and creative growth that are the cornerstones of the new THQ,”said Brian Farrell, THQ President and CEO. “By developing triple-A, innovative, original intellectual properties, attracting the top talent in the industry, and placing that talent first, THQ continues to redefine itself. This new logo seeks to capture that change and make it tangible.”


“Over the past few years the gaming industry has seen an unprecedented period of innovation,” Farrell said. “You can see it in the deep, rich storylines, in the expansion of social and mobile gaming, and in the introduction of new technologies that enhance the gaming experience. THQ is proving its commitment to deliver the best experience to gamers through internally developed original intellectual properties (Homefront™ and uDraw™), creative partnerships, (Guillermo del Toro and Tomonobu Itagaki) and new talent acquisitions (Patrice Désilets), in order to solidify its position as a flagship publisher of extraordinary interactive entertainment.”


The new logo will be rolled out over the next few months and will begin to appear on THQ’s upcoming product releases starting in February.



Modern Combat: Domination

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Gameloft are pleased to announce Modern Combat: Domination for the PlayStation Network (PSN).


 Modern Combat: Domination invites players to rediscover at last what made multiplayer shooters so enjoyable with an innovative and competitive FPS that's unique to next-gen consoles. With its mission-driven gameplay emphasizing teamwork and skill, Modern Combat: Domination is an immediately fun and realistic game designed to provide constant challenge to players.


The launch trailer for the title can be found on Gameloft's YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btKg02n1ulc


Modern Combat: Domination Product Description

With Modern Combat: Domination, teamwork, skill and fun are back with frantic gameplay in a top-notch game for the PlayStation®3 system. Square off in 16-player battles in 6 modes and complete your objectives to rule the leaderboards! Experience the first shooter to use the PlayStation®Move motion controller for an unprecedented level of combat immersion. Enlist in this immediately fun, challenging & realistic modern-war FPS for an mazingly low price.


Game Features:

• The most technical FPS gameplay on PlayStation®Network, based on skill and training.

• The first PSN-exclusive FPS using the PS Move motion controller.

• Enjoy 6 online modes from Team Deathmatch to Domination, with up to 16 players.

• The level design of the 5 different maps favors teams with genuine tactics and training.

• 72-level XP ranking system and unlockable equipment provide a constant challenge.

• 13 weapons from the military and 720p HD graphics allow for an impressive immersion in a modern-day conflict.

PlayStation Plus Highlights for 1/4:

Posted on December 22, 2010 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (1)

Featured Games

Lead & Gold: Gangs for the Wild West (Free for PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $14.99)

Spyro the Dragon (Free for PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $5.99)

Pipe Madness – Minis (Free and exclusive for PlayStation Plus Subscribers)


Discounted Games & DLC

MX vs. ATV Reflex PSP (50% off) (PlayStation Plus price $15.00, regular price $29.99)

Tom Clancy: H.A.W.X. 2 – All In One Pack (25% off) (PlayStation Plus price $7.49, regular price $9.99)


Featured Themes & Avatars

Underwater Disco Theme (Free for PlayStation Plus members, regular price $1.49)

Rival School Avatar Bundle (Exclusive to PlayStation Plus members for $1.99)


Last Chance, Get Them While You Can – Coming down on January 4:


Featured Offers to PlayStation Plus Subscribers

DC Universe Online Beta

Smoke and Mist Theme

Tron: Evolution Black Guard Multiplayer Skin

Vector TD


Discounted Games/DLC

Sonic 4 Episode 1 (PlayStation Plus price $7.49, regular price $9.99)

Dead Nation (PlayStation Plus price $11.99, regular price $14.99)

Tom Raider: The Last Revelation (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)

Twisted Metal 2 (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)

SEGA Rings in the Holidays with Discounts for Digital Titles Across All Major Platforms

Posted on December 21, 2010 at 11:49 AM Comments comments (0)

SAN FRANCISCO - December 21, 2010: To commemorate the holidays, SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced a sleigh full of discounts for their digital titles on iPhone®, iPod® touch, iPad™, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®Portable and PlayStation®3. This Holiday SEGA Mega Sale will run from today through Jan 3, ensuring that players can ring in the New Year on the platform of their choice with plenty of gaming cheer.


Potential digital stocking stuffers include hit titles like:

•Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I™ - 800 Microsoft Points (XBLA), $9.99 (PSN), $2.99 (iOS)

•ChuChu Rocket!™ / ChuChu Rocket! HD - $2.99/$4.99 (iPhone/iPad)

•Phantasy Star™ Portable - $15.99 (PSP on PSN)

•Phantasy Star 2, Gunstar Heroes™, Altered Beast™ - $0.99 (iPhone)


Full details about the 2010 Holiday SEGA Mega Sale, including a complete list of the titles featured, can be found on the SEGA blog .


Players who want to join in the festivities online can also visit the official home of the Holiday SEGA Mega Sale on Facebook.

PlayStation Home 1.41 Update (12.15)

Posted on December 14, 2010 at 1:54 PM Comments comments (0)

Locust_Star: Quick head's up that late tonight/early tomorrow morning, PlayStation Home will update to version 1.4. The downtime is expected to be minimal and we promise to restore access to the service ASAP. A detailed list of improvements bug fixes is listed below. Thanks to all of you for your feedback post-1.4. As you can see, our dev team has responded to many of your requests (specifically regarding the chat log). Please continue to share feature requests and proposed improvements with us via us.playstation.com/home-forums



Added “@” as an alternative to “/” for use in slash commands. For example “@g” and “/g” will both access group chat.

Added an option to display pop-up colours in the “Local” channel of the chat log under “Menu Pad > Options > Settings > Personal > Chat Log > Local Chat Pop-up Colour”. It has three possible values:

Off: Does not display pop-up colour in the chat log.

Name (default): Colours the name of each person in the “Local” channel according to their pop-up colour.

Line: Colours the whole line of text from each person in the “Local” channel according to their pop-up colour.

Added the names of people you have received private messages from to the list of people that can be blocked or reported from the Home Safe Screen (accessed by pressing [SELECT]).

For all PSN sub-accounts, chat systems in Home will now respect any chat restrictions set by the master account in the PSN parental controls.

Bug Fixes

Fixed a bug that would display an unnecessary warning pop-up if you joined a queue with a portable active and then tried to check your position in the queue.

Fixed a bug that could cause screens to render on top of glass even if they were physically behind it.

Fixed a bug in the chat log that would leave you in a phantom group if you joined a group, got disconnected and then logged back on again.

Correctly localised the error message you see when attempting to access a store from the Navigator while the system is busy.

Fixed a bug that was causing a blank message to be shown while Home was down for maintenance.

Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause a crash when relocating from your Personal Space.

Fixed a bug that caused you to need to wait for the orange light to stop flashing on your PS3 hard drive before applying a patch. Once you have updated to 1.41 it will not be necessary to wait before applying any future patches.

Fixed a bug that was preventing the images of existing character save slots from being displayed properly in the wardrobe.

Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause a crash when previewing clothing of the opposite sex to your avatar in a store.

Fixed a bug that was preventing club leaders from adding certain people to the club black list.

Fixed a bug that was often causing the “Servers are overloaded” warning message to be mistakenly displayed when you joined a group or club channel.

Fixed a bug that would allow you to open the Menu Pad in the wardrobe with some undesirable side effects.

Fixed a bug that would let you “merge” different items of clothing on your character and potentially crash people around you.

Fixed a bug in the chat log where typing two very long words with a single space could crash people using the “large” font option.

Fixed a bug that was causing newly acquired purchases and rewards to go straight into storage in the wardrobe. This may still occur in a limited number of cases but should be greatly improved for most people.

Meet 8-bit Mickey on PlayStation Home!

Posted on December 6, 2010 at 3:58 PM Comments comments (1)



After four intense rounds of voting among more than 28,000 registered participants, he is the winner of the first-ever online casting contest for The Tester: Mickey Paradis (aka 8bitmickey). After receiving a majority of the 350,000+ community votes, he joind the rest of the cast for the launch of the newest season of The Tester on the PlayStation Network store.


Now, after users voted for him again on the us.playstation.com/home-forums polls, you have a chance to meet him in-world on PlayStation Home today at 5:00 PST (8:00pm EST). Also, if you visit the Theatre Auditorium #6 you will be rewarded with the 'Game Over 8bit-mickey' t-shirt for your male & female avatars.


Mickey's YouTube video

Novus Prime!

Posted on December 3, 2010 at 2:02 PM Comments comments (0)

Join the fight to save Earth from a massive intersteller invasion! The Novus Prime space startion is our last line of defence against the enemy, and we need YOU to pilot a start-of-the-art fighter ship into the battlefields to do your part. fighting along-side other pilots, you'll face hundreds of enemy ships in live-action multiplayer combat. On the station itself, you may choose to save tje day by spacewalking, where you will float in Zero-G outside the start walls, blasting the parasitic crawlers.


"Calling all PlayStation Home residents! Reports of an impending attack on Central Plaza have come through the PlayStation Home Community Management office." said Locust_Star, Home Community Manager.


This new Novus Prime is a new, one-of-a-kind shooter game within PlayStation Home. The community members team-up taking on the enemy ships in outer space. There are two was to access this new location, simply pressing [Start] and finding it in your navigator, or, visiting the Central Plaza and clicking on the Novus Prime spaceship ("Join the Fight!") that as landed in our pond!


One of the best add-ons to the Central Plaza are the enemy ships repeatly flying over the Central Plaza shooting at the buildings around all of us. The skis are red and black, sounds of explosions everywhere. PlayStation Home is at war! 


For more details, please visit http://novusprime.com/