PS3 Home open beta now working, open your wallets

    Home is finally here and I can tell you, it’s going to get expensive. If you want to customise your character with clothing and accessories, buy your own place, get furniture etc, there will be and is some free items, but a lot (read all the cool stuff) will come at a cost.

    The most expensive I’ve seen so far is buying your own place which costs $AU 8.50. Most items are around the $1.50 mark, which makes it inviting but if your not careful will add up quickly.

    Graphics are pretty good, with a lot of attention to detail going into the character models, after all you want your digital self to look good right ? The environment looks good, but could do with some anti-aliasing tweaks.

    A nice touch is seeing other players using there PSP’s, which shows others they’re unavailable, looking through menus. On that topic, I find the menus easy to navigate, selecting and controlling items easy, it’s a well thought out system. And it really needs to be if your going to transition from breakdancing to doing the robot seemlessly.

    Inter-gamer conversations really require a chatpad or keyboard to make them feasable.

    Entering the cinema and watching an exclusive Watchman trailer is the kind of content that will keep PS3 owners coming back and exploring Home over the long term.

    I encourage all of you to seek out the fastest internet connection possible as Home requires a lot of downloads. Different textures (particularly other players) take a while. One smart thing PlayStation have done is allowing you to download new environments in the background while still interacting in the world.

    I just created a Clubhouse inside PS3 Home. It’s called AUSTRALIA, you can search for it, come take a look. PLEASE send requests to join from within Home.

    Update 2
    Thanks for all the interest in the AUSTRALIA Clubhouse, it has now reached the maximum number of members allowed. For those that got in, I’ve spent some time adding furniture to the Clubhouse, and will continue to do so as more is released. I hope you use the Clubhouse as a good way to meet other like-minded Australian gamers.


    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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