Home, sweet Home

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At GDC, Sony, now synonymous with bad PR, unveiled one of its big guns and hopefully one of its first steps in turning the PS3 around: Home. Similar to the Mii at first glance but structurally different, Home is at heart a glorified online lounge, but with a [b]lot[/b] of bells and whistles. Like any online MMO, Home grants you a lot of cosmetic customization. You are free to change your avatar’s looks at (apparently) any time, so if you suddenly feel like changing your positively goth avatar into a positively average schmuck, you are free to do so. However, the bread and butter of Home lies in the scope of your available interactions with the Home world and Home users. In Home, you can do anything from watching a movie to playing an arcade game to making your Home space (house) look snazzy, Sims-style. You can upload your own purchased Blu-ray movies, home-made video clips or any other video which you happen to have and watch it with anybody you want to. At the Home arcade, you can play and try actual downloadable games from the PS3 network such as FlOw. In your Home space, you can outfit it with anything from a bed to a TV which is similar to the movie theater in function; you can upload films to it and invite anybody you want to to watch them with you.

For more information, go to: http://ps3.ign.com/articles/770/770998p2.html

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