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Sony Brings Real Life Matrix A Step Closer

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posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 01:20 PM
Forget the negative spin provided by PrisonPlanet.
I think this sounds great.
Seems as if it will be alot of fun.
The evolution of gaming in the future looks bright.

(PrisonPlanet)-Sony is preparing to unveil a simulated reality world in which Playstation gamers can create a new life for themselves, complete with their own apartment, friends, movies, shopping and entertainment, bringing the reality of an actual matrix a step closer.

"Sony has unveiled plans for its own virtual universe for the PlayStation 3 where users will be able to socialise, shop and even go to the movies -- all without setting foot outside in the real world. The service -- a kind of MySpace meets Linden Lab's Second Life meets the video-sharing site YouTube -- will become available for PS3 users worldwide in late 2007, Sony announced in a statement available here Thursday," reports AFP.

Full story here

[edit on 8-3-2007 by Black_Fox]

posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 01:53 PM
Also from CNN

(CNN)-Sony: No place like 'Home' for PS3 gamers SAN FRANCISCO, California (Reuters) -- Sony Corp. will unveil Wednesday "Home," an online network for its new PlayStation 3, which supports streaming video and advertising and will host virtual characters in common areas and private rooms.

Sony also will preview "LittleBigPlanet" -- a game where users play, create and share what they build with other worldwide PS3 users -- at the Game Developers Conference this week in San Francisco.

A full-featured sample of "LittleBigPlanet" is slated for release on the PlayStation Network this fall, with a full version expected in early 2008. Game pricing will be announced at a later date.

Sony's new projects, incorporate elements from a crop of innovative Web sites, including Second Life, a virtual reality site where players create and own content, from representations of themselves to homes and businesses; Google Inc.'s video-sharing site YouTube; and News Corp.'s MySpace, a wildly popular site where users create profiles and share everything from music to photos.

posted on Mar, 9 2007 @ 10:05 PM
How is this any different then the dozens of MMO's on the market to date? Sony isn't all that good at making MMO's either. Everquest 1 and 2 blows chunks, they completely botched Star Wars Galaxies. Vanguard looks interesting though, so I'll reserve judgement on this until it actually comes out.

The question is, will it make me buy a PS3? Probably not... I have more faith in Microsofts online capabilites atm. I'm skeptical to say the least.

posted on Mar, 11 2007 @ 02:04 PM
ill take the red pill , thanks!

posted on Mar, 12 2007 @ 05:59 AM
Talk about a deceptive title. Playstation home is a pretty Second Life with retarded ass achievement trophies and weird functionality. Yeah, I really want to pay $600 to go to someones virtual apt. and sit on their virtual couch and watch a virtual movie. Then I gotta walk to my virtual apt. to play a game. Sounds like soooooo much fun. Think I'd rather punch myself in the balls.

posted on Apr, 6 2007 @ 05:48 PM
I had something constructive to say until I read that last post.

That made me laugh so loud my co-workers were giving me wierd looks!

posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 11:05 AM
So um....where have I heard of this. God it sounds so familiar. Oh yeah..the sims maybe?

posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 11:35 AM
cool sounds fun give it another year and they will be talking about realising the next gen console the ps4.

posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 11:37 AM
the matrix trilogy causes me internal bleeding

posted on May, 2 2007 @ 11:12 PM
haha, i like that last comment. I cant stand the matrix trilogy so i dont agree with the title too much.
Home is great to play around with. I think its wrong to treat it strictly as a game though, but as a place to meet other gamers, become friends and chat, its brilliant. The sims / Second life comparisons are pretty accurate, but again, think about the social and creative aspects those games provide, rather than the actual 'gaming' itself. It is good to play around with and i think its worth reserving judgment on it untill all aspects of it are revealed.

posted on May, 3 2007 @ 01:41 AM
This is Sony's desperate attempt to keep up with the new Nintendo Wii and their Mii system of build your own characters.

posted on May, 3 2007 @ 11:38 AM
Come on, while the Home idea is anything but original, comparing it to making Miis on the Wii is like comparing the statue of David to a barbie doll. I may very no interest in Home, but it's light years ahead of the Miis.

[edit on 5/3/2007 by yadboy]

posted on May, 3 2007 @ 12:32 PM

Originally posted by yadboy
Come on, while the Home idea is anything but original, comparing it to making Miis on the Wii is like comparing the statue of David to a barbie doll. I may very no interest in Home, but it's light years ahead of the Miis.

[edit on 5/3/2007 by yadboy]

not really. It is basically a prettier version of the sims. Miis were a huge success for the Nintendo wii. The Sims are developing a game due out later this year that will use the Miis that nintendo users create. Sony, then decided to release their own version of this same system. Sony also has plans to release a motion sensor controler now, something they said a year ago was a gimmic that wouldn't catch on (ie the WII). Everything that sony is doing for the PS3 is designed to play catch up on Nintendos Wii console which is kicking the PS3's butt in sales.

posted on May, 4 2007 @ 11:07 AM
Yeah, I just don't see the PS3 ever catching up to the Wii (especially once all the games in development for the Wii really start dropping). Speaking as someone who owns a Wii & a DS, I want to see these two systems working together like the PS3 & PSP. At the very least we should have DS demo downloads on the Wii, or minigames. There's so many things Nnintendo could do with this, but you know they will take their sweet time.

posted on May, 4 2007 @ 12:14 PM
Sony is a horrific bloated hype machine and their products are overrated crap.

Anything a Sony press release or one of their officials tells you is 95% hyperbole.

As has been said, all of this will amount to a questionable port of Second Life, which sucks to begin with, and I can hardly imagine playing it with a console controller.

(and the matrix came out eight years ago. can we stop making comparisons now, The Internet?)

posted on May, 4 2007 @ 07:41 PM
Yeah, Itried Second Life, held my interest for about 15 minutes. But some people think it's the greatest thing ever (for some reason). These are the people that will get into Home, but I do agree that it is severely over-hyped.

posted on May, 12 2007 @ 12:03 AM
Kind of like playing Wii Sports was fun until I figured out if you just swing to the right of the screen you get a strike every time.

Maybe Nintendo should have figured out how to make the Motion Sensors accurate.

Also, PS3 has tens of thousands of games, Wii has what, a hundred or so?

Also, I love using my PS3 to cruise the internet. To use my big screen flat panel LCD 48 inch tv to watch YouTube is so cool!

Also, PS3 has...
more power
more games
more options
BLU RAY!!!!!

Also, they don't smash TVs like a Wii Mote.

posted on May, 12 2007 @ 12:29 AM
"Home" is not supposed to be a game, it's just a better way of intergrating the network in a more hands on and customisable approach. I don't see how this can be bad in any way. It looks a lot more interesting as a concept than the basic current network. Watch some demo vids, the possibilities pretty good and alot more interesting given this format. I thin that the playstation glove will be a real cotender for wii too once it's out. The 6 axis is way better imo anyway. Anyhoo, we'll see who's really on top by next year I think.

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