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Sony to shutter PlayStation Home in Japan, Asia regions in 2015

08/24, 1:27pm

Virtual world to close its doors March 2015, service will continue in United States, Europe

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia announced that it is bringing a close to PlayStation Home in Japan and Asia regions at the end of March 2015. The service was launched as a competitor to Linden Research's Second Life, but was offered for free to any PlayStation 3 owner.

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PlayStation Home rolls in group movie watching with Crackle

11/20, 1:15pm

PS3 matches Xbox with group viewing

Sony offered a partial answer to the Xbox 360's group Netflix viewing this weekend by upgrading PlayStation Home to support group viewing through Crackle. Gamers can gather friends in personal and public spaces to watch "hundreds" of movies and TV shows for free. The movies are the same as on the web page and include big-name, if older, movies like Resident Evil and Snatch.

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PlayStation Home gets major makeover with in-world games

11/02, 10:25pm

New experience to arrive November 3

Sony is currently preparing to launch a major overhaul to its PlayStation Home 3D social gaming network. The experience will include a list of new free games, including a new first-person shooter, Bootleggers '29, that replicates Prohibition-era shootouts. Users can play as their PlayStation Home avatar and unlock rewards.

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Sony LOOT Active Camera lets PS3s upload video to YouTube

09/30, 5:40pm

Virtual camera allows sharing of PlayStation Home

Sony's DADC Digital Services group has unveiled a virtual camera that "captures" scenes from the PS3's PlayStation Home virtual environment and then share them on YouTube. The LOOT Active Camera works in conjunction with Sony's CrossMediaBar (XMB) Video Editor & Uploader to "record," edit virtual scenes, and then upload them to social networking sites.

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Sony PSN Welcome Back program goes live with free games

06/03, 3:30pm

PSN Welcome Back greets PS3, PSP gamers before E3

Sony wrapped up its pre-E3 run with word that its Welcome Back program was now live. As promised, PSN members from before the service went down April 20 can choose two PS3 games and two PSP games if they own one or both systems. Both platforms get older but major titles, such as Infamous and Wipeout HD Fury on the PS3 and LittleBigPlanet or Killzone Liberation on the PSP.

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Sony livestreaming Space Shuttle launch via PlayStation Home

02/23, 5:10pm

Sony to show NASA shuttle launch live in PS Home

Sony on Wednesday broke some ground for PlayStation Home by planning its first live streaming event. The LOOT Sunset Yacht environment will show NASA TV's live feed of the Space Shuttle Discovery's final launch, which is slated for February 24 at 4:50PM Eastern. The PS3's virtual world has supported video in the past, but never from a real-time event.

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Sony confirms PlayStation Home coming to US in 2008

12/09, 4:10pm

Sony confirms Home by 2009

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has confirmed rumors on Monday that the long-awaited and much-delayed PlayStation Home online social service will launch later this month, albeit in a limited open beta form. While SCEA execs aren't specific about dates or exactly how users will get Home onto their systems, it has been believed a downloadable firmware upgrade and a download of the software itself will represent the delivery method.

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