December 16, 2009 // 6:38 pm
- Today PlayStation Home Online Community Specialist Locust_Star
has announced a massive PS Home update for both the US and Europe
which includes Star Trek, Monty Python, LBP, SingStar Xmas VIP Room, Audi, Gravity Crash, an Uncharted 2 contest and more!
To quote: With more than 50 public and private spaces to explore, 100 free games to take part in, 2000+ virtual items for users to collect, and over 250 community events executed to date (including the ongoing Holiday event complete with a Festive Tree puzzle game in Central Plaza), it's safe to say that PlayStation Home is THE place to be this season if you own a PlayStation 3.
There's so much going on in-world that you are bound to miss out if you aren't logging in every day. Each weekly content publish heaps a whole lot more on the pile of cool stuff to do in the ever-expanding world of PlayStation Home.
And this Thursday promises to deliver more of the exciting content you've come to expect us to deliver day after day, week after week, month after month, and year after year (that's right, as of December 11th we are officially on our second year as a platform!)
First up, we have a brand new SCEE event coming to you tomorrow themed around the awesome retro PSN shooter Gravity Crash, aptly titled: Gravity Crash: Maze to the Mothership!
Head for the Presentation Podium (located under the PS Home stack of chips) where you will find an enormous PSN logo that will teleport you to the brand new neon maze. There are two prizes on offer here, one if you complete the maze (which isn't easy) and another for collecting all of the crystals along the way (which is even harder!). Successful maze-completers will be rewarded with a fully animated Gravity Crash suit for their avatar (one of the best costumes yet if I do say so myself...)
As always, this space will only be open for a limited time so make sure you head on over to the Presentation Podium ASAP for some retro mazing action.
Starting tomorrow, December 17th until Tuesday, December 22nd, all of you Trekkies that rent or buy Star Trek (2009) or purchase Star Trek: D-A-C from PlayStation Store will be given voucher codes that unlock special Star Trek virtual items in PlayStation Home. The voucher for the Star Trek movie will include the male yellow and female red uniforms, and the voucher for Star Trek D-A-C will include the male navy blue uniform - collect all three!
The only way to get these highly-coveted outfits is to head to PlayStation Store (vouchers for these costumes will be e-mailed to your PlayStation Network registered e-mail address within 10 days of your purchase or rental of Star Trek or Star Trek D-A-C). If you snooze, you lose, and short of building your own version of the Enterprise and breaking the space-time continuum, you may not have another chance to procure these items again. So act now!
If you dance whene'er you are able, impersonate Clark Gable, eat ham, jam, and Spam a lot (or even push the pram a lot), then you'll be positively stoked to see Monty Python and the Holy Grail
coming into PlayStation Home this week. Sir Bedevere, Sir Galahad, Sir Lancelot, Sir Robin and even the Black Knight costumes will be available come this Thursday.
Pick them up at the Costumes store in the PlayStation Home Mall either as individual outfits or together as a Monty Python Knights bundle (includes Bedevere, Galahad, Lancelot, and Robin outfits complete with chainmail coifs).
This Thursday marks the arrival of LittleBigPlanet
in PlayStation Home. Visit the Threads and Furniture stores in the PlayStation Home Mall to pick up an array of LBP-themed virtual items - including t-shirts, hoodies, sofas, rugs, and tons more. And, believe me, this is just the start when it comes to LittleBigPlanet in PlayStation Home, so keep your eyes on this blog for more details.
If you visit the SingStar Rooms this week, you'll find the doors to ultra-exclusive VIP space have reopened for an ongoing holiday bash. Fully decorated for the seasonal festivities, the SingStar VIP room includes a brand-new game (hint: watch the newly-installed spotlights) that will unlock a special reward item for all who can overcome the challenge. As always, the VIP space will only be available for a (super) limited time, so get into PlayStation Home this week or risk missing out on this special event forever.
Tekken 6 fans will be pleased to find a bunch of new outfits available this week in the Tekken 6 game space. We have full Jin, King, Raven, Christie, and Lili costumes available, all at a killer price. So be sure to add these awesome items to your collection come this Thursday.
Those of you that enter the PixelJunk
Museum this week will find a new PixelJunk Shooter
Exhibition area where you can unlock a PixelJunk Flight Suit through in-game achievements. You can access this new PixelJunk area through the World Map in Central Plaza or in your Menu Pad. Simply press Start - Locations - World Map and then select the PixelJunk tile.
Ring in the new decade in PlayStation Home this year by picking up the New Year's Eve items, available this Thursday in the PlayStation Home Mall. We are releasing everything from animated sparklers to party wear to animated disco rigs, ice sculptures, and light up flooring for your personal spaces. Basically, we're giving you everything you need to throw a proper New Year's bash with all your friends.
Also coming to PlayStation Home this week is our first set of evolving virtual items. Here's the premise: Users that pick these items up during the very-limited time frame that they will be made available (one month) will get to witness a surprising evolution as these items morph into items completely different from their original states.
To start, we will be releasing 5 different evolving items for your personal space - an aquarium, flower, snow globe, toys, and fortune cookie. Check these items out and then let us know if you'd like to see more of these by posting your thoughts in the official PlayStation Home General forum.
As Alex mentioned last week, tomorrow will see the launch of the fantastic new Audi space. Make sure you hit the Virtual Run mini-game in the brand-new e-tron for your chance to win a spanking new personal space. This really isn't one you want to miss out on.
This Friday marks the final chance to win a copy of the UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Fortune Hunter Edition. Those of you that wish to enter this contest should head to the UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves game space in PlayStation Home between the hours of 8:00am PT on Friday, December 18th and 12:00pm PT on Monday, December 21st to play the Torch Race mini-game.
The user who places first on the game's leaderboard will win this extremely limited prize. Included in the Fortune Hunter Edition is a copy of UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, the Phurba Dagger ornamental replica (plus stand), a special "book case" with art book autographed by the Naughty Dog
team, a ton of downloads, and the UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Strategy Guide
. So read the official rules and regulations below and then head into PlayStation Home at 8:00am PT on Friday morning. We'll be wiping the leaderboards clean right then.
The following promotion is intended for viewing in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia only and will be construed and evaluated according to United States law. Do not enter this contest if you are not a legal resident of, and located in, the 50 United States or District of Columbia at the time of entry.