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    PlayStation Home shutting down on March 31

    PlayStation Home is shutting down its servers in North America and Europe on March 31, 2015, Sony Computer Entertainment announced.

    The platform has served "tens of millions" of PlayStation 3 users since it first launched in 2008.

    New content will cease publishing on November 12. European users will be able to download content until December 3. And a series of free content will be released prior to the platform's closure on March 31.

    Here's a quick FAQ, via Sony:

    Q: What happens to all of the PlayStation Home content that I have earned and bought?
    A: PlayStation Home fans will still be able to download content until 26th November 2014. You will be able to use any content you have earned and bought in PlayStation Home right up until the 31st of March 2015.

    Q: Am I entitled to a refund?
    A: Due to the progressive and innovative nature of the gaming industry, PlayStation is unable to refund on legacy platform or service experiences.

    Q: Is PlayStation Home or a similar service coming to PlayStation 4?
    A: There are no plans for PlayStation Home to come to PlayStation 4. PlayStation 4 is a powerful next generation console with the connective capability to offer gamers an outstanding social gaming and community experience in brand new ways.
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    they had great idea but failed hard



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    I guess people can put to rest their dreams of a PS Home + Morpheus social networking experience.

    Can't say I'll miss. The last time I was on Home was around last years E3 when they were offering a 30 day PS+ trial. Before that it felt like at least a year, but I do remember there being people on still, so I imagine there will be at least a handful of people disappointed to see it go.

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    Can't say I'll miss it either but it was an interesting idea for a home console at the time. It will also be 10 years since they first started developing Home in 2005.
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    The service was on life support and has been for a long, long time. It didn't achieve what it was built to do. Time to let it go.

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    I spent a couple hours in it at the beginning and thought it was crap. Just people coming up to you and dancing in front of you or some knob head forcing their $#@!ty music on you via the crappy headest.
    IT had loading screens and when it loaded you had to download it and the servers were slow so took ages sometimes.

    Yes it was a huge pile o $#@!. TIs probably bleeding money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    IT had loading screens and when it loaded you had to download it and the servers were slow so took ages sometimes.
    Oh god, yeah. I remember trying it a few times over the years of development and the biggest thing that ruined it was waiting at a loading screen for 30 seconds after downloading everything each time.

    I feel bad because it seemed like such a creative and ambitious project but it just wasn't made to succeed.

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    Have a ps3, tried home once when it launched, never bothered after that. Sony completely missed the mark with this thing, and they know it bombed, that is why they have no plans for it or a similar service on the ps4.

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    Very odd considering the thousands logging in everyday and the millions its made Sony. Haven't used it for about a year myself though, IMO they completely ruined it when they made the new areas, replacing the regular home square, shopping mall etc. Some good times in that bowling alley with friends though, and met some awesome people who are still on my list today.

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    Wait, people actually played that crap? :l

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    So many virtual relationships are going to end in March. Sooo sad......

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    I spent a couple hours in it at the beginning and thought it was crap. Just people coming up to you and dancing in front of you or some knob head forcing their $#@!ty music on you via the crappy headest.
    IT had loading screens and when it loaded you had to download it and the servers were slow so took ages sometimes.

    Yes it was a huge pile o $#@!. TIs probably bleeding money.
    I forgot about those loading screens and downloads. Anytime I would randomly load it up to see if anything about it changed I recall having to spend most of my time there either downloading or waiting around for something to load.

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    Wait, people actually played that crap? :l
    Not sure if serious? Firstly it's not a game and second yes, IIRC the stat was 10K+ daily logins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronSOLDIER View Post
    Not sure if serious? Firstly it's not a game and second yes, IIRC the stat was 10K+ daily logins.
    Was half serious
    I tried it ONCE... Totally didn't get why people actually liked it at all, was lame as (to me) so... I didn't really think it was an active thing xD

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    Wow I actually cant believe people actually bothered with that thing. I just tried it once and after that completely forgot it existed lol

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    Ps home became a bit of a joke. Glad its closing. Very dodgy ground for micropaedo's and weird $#@!a's.

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    Though it did succeed in disproving the age old myth of if you build it, they will come.

    Surprising though, there are people that actually claim to have spent thousands on the "game". It would be interesting to see what percentage of the users accounted for the most money spent. My guess would be a small amount of players spent the most and in the end that just wasn't enough.

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    It was funny looking back before the release of home it was supposed to be a game changer. Meet up with your friends and launch a game. Show off your trophy room and socialise between games. Yeah $#@!ing right

    It was nothing more than a glorified Habbo Hotel. No wonder it was $#@!e.

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    Whoever Sony gave this project to, basically didn't know wtf they were doing. also they didn't realize that the hardware just couldn't do what they were promising us. that's pretty stupid and reminds me of when Nintendo thought Wii Music was a good idea lol.

    I've given Home a shot about 50 times...each time i don't get the point of it. some stuff i enjoyed but very little.

    i'm fairly sure they will give it another shot. it would be nice if they did an avatar thingy on the PS4 but we'll see.

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    They clearly said that they have no plans to bring PlayStation Home to PS4 but you're sure they're going to give it another shot?
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    depends. if they said no plans "at this time", we all know what that means.

    it's possible they could be bringing a new service and learned their mistakes but it could provide similar things. or they could just break up the features and put them in the OS. who knows. i think they will do something, whether it's another Home, or another service that is trying to do something else but spiritually the same (concept) or whether they might just implement the features separately into the OS, i do believe they will bring something back, in some way.

    it doesn't make sense to me that they'd just waste everything they worked for. think of PS Move, not a huge success and kind of disconnected it but they now implemented it right into the controller.

    so their R&D on the product did not go to waste. i'd think they did the same with Home.

    i think the concept was great, it was very poorly executed. if they can somehow bring these features in a different way, i would like it.

    like they could still add a way to gather everyone in a room and launch a game...not sure how important this feature would be but i, for one, would love a feature like that but maybe done better.

    heck, maybe they're already doing it...sort of like the feature where you can play with your friends or watch their streams. sounds a lot like what Home should've been.

    but no, i can't say if they will do a Home 2 on PS4, i think turning on an app is the problem, if it was integrated, it would work well. e.g. i think 360's avatars worked way better than the entire Home project. it just needs to work well, even if it's a small thing.

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    Wasn't there plans to bring it to the PSP or Vita? It's very popular among casuals, especially in Japan and Europe, so they should at least make it for Vita IMO. Would maybe push the platform for casuals if they can only access it on Vita after it shuts down on PS3.

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    i really think they should just get rid of it and maybe bring a more simple version of it on the Vita if they need to.

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