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Home Gets 1.65 Update

No stripclubs? No want!

Home: that community-dividing presence that splits opinion worse than Marmite. Well it’s had an update and with it comes a whole host of features that I’m likely to ignore. But I know some of you out there enjoy dancing in that big square or pretending to be a girl so here is the update.

Straight from the horses mouth (or Sony in this case)

    Menu Screen
    The new Menu Screen replaces the old Menu Pad. It functions in a very similar way to the old Menu Pad but we have made many improvements to its speed and ease of use. Browsing your inventory from the Menu Screen now uses the same system as the Wardrobe and Furniture Browser.

    Personal Voice Chat
    The new Personal Voice Chat system replaces the old Telephone Call system. The major benefit of this new system is that a Personal Voice Chat is treated as another voice channel by the chat log which means all communication is now managed from one place: the Chat Log. You can switch between voice channels while remaining in a Personal Voice Chat without having to end the conversation.

    Furniture Slots
    Each apartment or clubhouse can hold up to 100 items of furniture measured in slots. Prior to patch 1.65 a Normal Furniture Item always took up 1 slot and an Active Furniture Item always took up 22 slots. With patch 1.65 developers will now be able to create Normal and Active Furniture Items of different slot sizes. Therefore Active Furniture Items can be created that take up fewer slots and you will be able to place as many Active Furniture Items in your personal space as will fit. How many slots a piece of furniture will use is also displayed on the detail page of each item when you are viewing it in the store.

There you have it. Anything interest you enough to install it onto your HDD, or yet another pointless update you’ll ignore?

And finally, the all important question. Marmite: Yes or no?

Source: PS3 Blog.

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29 Comments
  1. Boomshanks
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Where’s my bloody Hall of Fame. Nevermind. I give up. It’s just… done. I’ll just forget it was ever mentioned. Sony seem to have done so.

    Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 11:03.
    • Jaffa-the-Cake
      Member
      Since: Oct 2010

      I really hope they don’t give up on it. I really like the idea of them using home as the os of ps4 and you starting there. That would really make it perfect. I just hope someone from sony reads this and tries it.

      Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 11:50.
      • Ed the Penguin
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        Christ, it’d take as much time as booting up an old Windows server! I’d like to see more integration though (i.e. avatars matching your Home self).

        Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 12:19.
  2. tonycawley
    Pint! Pint!
    Since: Feb 2009

    Marmite – no, it leaves a nasty taste in my mouth.
    Home – no, it leaves a nasty taste in my mouth.

    Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 11:04.
    • Kronik76
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Comment of the day!

      Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 18:04.
      • Foxhound_Solid
        Is a smart cookie.
        Since: Dec 2009

        Digital world that has been forgotten, must have a revisit.

        Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 22:58.
  3. Nickboss1
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    yes

    Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 11:07.
  4. stage1
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    I don’t mind Home, sure it’s not exactly what Sony said it would be but it have evolved immensely since it has begun. I think the naysayers should hop back on for a bit, you’ll be surprised at all the changes that have been made.

    Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 11:13.
    • Bilbo_bobbins
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      It may have evolved, but into something that was a massive mistake. Sony should of used their time on something else.

      Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 11:18.
      • stage1
        Member
        Since: Feb 2012

        Are you kidding? Home brings in a huge amount of revenue to Sony which they desperately need/appreciate.

        Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 11:58.
    • kjkg
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      See the problem is I am surprised by the changes and the support Sony have given it. I’m just not interested. That is where the problem lies.

      Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 11:20.
      • stage1
        Member
        Since: Feb 2012

        That’s fair enough, Home won’t be for everyone.

        Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 11:56.
  5. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    do people still use this? muahahahahahahaaa

    Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 11:17.
    • dude90
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      Someone had to say that.

      Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 11:33.
      • Bilbo_bobbins
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        sorry, couldn’t help it.

        Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 12:06.
  6. Kitch
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    When was the last time any of the people that slag of Home actually used it to play games? There are some corking games. Cogs, RC car racing, Sodium 2, Uncharted, and Fishing. All free and all good fun. Home has changed a lot. Try it.

    Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 11:27.
    • kjkg
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      I have, I just don’t like it. I find it far too slow and cumbersome. I also have never tasted marmite in my life.

      Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 11:32.
    • Bilbo_bobbins
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      time it takes to log in and do stuff, I could already be playing a proper game that lasts longer than 5 mins. I just don’t see the point in it at all.

      Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 12:07.
  7. Kitch
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    Oh and Marmite is wrong.

    Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 11:28.
  8. dude90
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Home – Yes
    Love/Hate thing – Just a solid no and yuck.

    Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 11:34.
  9. stage1
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    Just to add about marmite, sometimes I like it, other times I don’t.
    Strange but true.

    Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 11:59.
    • Ed the Penguin
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      Not odd at all. I hated it up until I was 16. Now, for the past 11 years I’ve loved it!

      Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 12:17.
      • dude90
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        Really? Is it easy to convert? I probably won’t because I’ve always hated it.

        Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 23:42.
  10. Ed the Penguin
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    I’ve tried to give home a go, ever since the closed beta. The only thing that got my attention was XI (Got the T-Shirt!). Now, I just think I need the extra space on my Hard Drive.

    Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 12:16.

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