Virtual PlayStation E3 Booth Opens for Pre-Registration
by Cade Peterson // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms
The biggest video game event of the year, E3, is almost upon us! Following tradition, we’ve taken the actual schematics of this year’s physical PlayStation booth and recreated it in PlayStation Home, right down to the finest details. Few are fortunate enough to attend the real event, but we love sharing the experience with all the PlayStation fans out there. This E3 is shaping up to be an extraordinary one — you don’t want to miss it.
Starting later today, everyone who pre-registers in our virtual E3 booth will earn exclusive rewards, including a Beyond: Two Souls PS3 theme. This is only available for those who pre-register this week!
Log into PlayStation Home later today to pre-register and snag this exclusive bonus!
When E3′s doors open on Tuesday June 11th at noon Pacific (3:00pm Eastern), the virtual doors open too.
This year, we have even more awesome rewards, which you can snag by completing various quests. Here are a few:
Exclusive The Last Of Us PS3 Theme
Two free PlayStation Mobile games: Rymdkapsel and Haunt the House
Free trial of Music Unlimited
Exclusive Destiny PS3 theme
Free trial of PS Plus
Exclusive first wave beta access to Killzone: Mercenary, available later this year on PS Vita
This week in PlayStation Home, we open the virtual PlayStation E3 booth for pre-registration, Code Mystics surprises us with a retro-style arcade personal space, Game Mechanics introduces a horse racing game, LOOT settles into night with new variations of the Hollywood Hills House, and summertime is here in the Granzella Teahouse. Also, don’t forget to register for the Paradise Springs Poker Tournament too—it’s on Saturday, June 8th! More details below.
Code Mystics – Mystic Arcade Bundle
With the Mystic Arcade personal space bundle, return to a day when old school arcade games ruled the land. Mystic Arcade is a cosy throwback, a movie theatre lobby with plenty of space to organize your own personal arcade games. Mystic Arcade's bundled-in accessories include a theatre poster and garbage can, as well as an exclusive, animated glow-in-the-dark Mystic Arcade T-shirt (in both male and female variations). You can also add your own custom images to your movie poster frames, with plenty of wall hanging space to show off your theatrical taste. Visit the Mystic Arcade Theatre Lobby often; the movie marquee sports a new title every week, each an '80s-themed movie homage. Mystic Arcade makes a perfect venue for your classic arcade cabinets such as Centipede, Frogger, Asteroids, Time Pilot, etc. (sold separately).
LOOT – Hollywood Hills House
New from LOOT Entertainment: imagine an estate with free Entertainment On Demand, swimming and a stunning view of the Los Angeles skyline! Welcome to the Hollywood Hills House, now available in nighttime as well as daytime variations as both an estate and a clubhouse! Throw a giant pool party, meet with your club, or simply entertain a few select friends – if you want to live like a PlayStation Home celebrity, then this is the place to own. NOTE: Due to contractual and rights agreements, some EOD channels are nation specific. Crackle content is only available in United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia. RadioIO is only available in the United States and Canada. In addition, due to rights issues, countries may not receive the same content selections within the channels. Only one TV can be active at a time. The LOOT™ EOD will work in any private space, UNLESS the space comes with a video screen you cannot turn off.
nDreams – Animation Dance Pack, Volume 3 + Street Wear Collection
nDreams Animation Packs – Volume 3
If you have been in PlayStation Home recently you will have definitely seen nDreams’ amazing range of Dance Animations. Filmed at the world famous Pinewood Studios these fully motion captured dances and gestures have taken Home by storm.
Now get ready for a brand new pack of Dances in the nDreams Animation Packs - Volume 3. Dance Packs include (3 dances in each pack):
- Attitude Dance Pack
- Sexy Dance Pack
- UK Dance Pack
- Kung Fu Dance Pack
- Capoeira Dance Pack
nFashion – Street Wear Collection
Stand out from the crowd with this amazing collection of Street Wear clothing from nDreams. For those who want to be fully kitted out why not try the four full body outfits each for male and female that include their own motion captured Dance Animation. Or you can purchase clothing items individually and for those who just want to strut their stuff you can purchase two Dance Pack which includes the dances from the full body outfits.
Game Mechanics – A Day At The Races
Game Mechanics has created a new casino style game for your apartment or club. It is called A Day At The Races. Five jockey mounted ponies go around an oval track and you bet on which two are going to finish first and second (order does not matter). You get 300 coins when you purchase the machine and get an additional 20 coins every day you check in with the game. Your friends can come by and play it even if they don’t own it. The first time they play they get 20 coins and 5 per day after. Owners get a better deal because ownership has its privileges. There are 10 Rewards you and your friends can earn by completing achievements. You can bet up to 20 coins per race on any combination of horses and the odds go from 2 for 1 to 200 for 1. Another cool feature is that if you own the table and play at it, you can go to a friend’s apartment, play on theirs and all your stats and coins come with you. You can even start a streak on your machine and complete it on their machine, or even on a machine in a club. Coins are available in the store for those who run out. Up to 12 players can play on a machine at once and it uses 14 furniture slots.
Digital Leisure – Paradise Springs Poker Tournament
There are only a few days left to register for the Paradise Springs Poker Tournament this weekend! To register all you have to do is head to the Poker Room in The Casino and purchase a bracelet at the registration desk. Once you’ve got your bracelet be sure to come back on June 8th when the tournament starts. You can read up on how the tournament works, and when it starts in your region, by checking out the tournament rules right next to registration desk. You don’t want to miss your chance to rake in up to 250,000 in casino chips and to claim all the glory!
Granzella – Summer Teahouse + New Yukatas
Summer is coming to Granzella's Japanese Tea House personal space. The summer sun shines on the small tea house in the mountains. Wind blows through the bamboo grove and the sky is a clear blue. Spend some quiet time in elegance. Cool Japanese sweets and a colorful flower arrangement, hospitality that only summer can bring. Now that the seasons have changed, let emotions surround you as you spend a peaceful moment here. Note: This personal space's landscape changes with the seasons.
New patterns for Granzella's Yukata series have arrived! Set against a refreshing white background, the Hydrangea pattern for women and the Lotus & Frog pattern for men garnish these Yukata. Spend the approaching hot summer in a refreshingly cool Yukata!
JAM Games – Royal Blues or Pinks?
To celebrate the imminent birth of Prince William and Princess Catherine's first baby, and the future heir to the throne of Great Britain, we bring you a right royal collection – Royal Blues or Pinks? As the world waits to see whether the future British heir will be a boy or a girl,we are giving you a small collection of royal baby items, including everything you'll need to create your royal nursery in blue or pink. Plus, everyone can join in the fun by grabbing a free prediction t-shirt, you decide whether you think the baby will be a new prince or princess!
Lockwood – Dream Doodle Packs + Extras
Dream Doodle Packs
Expand your collection of colours, stamps, stickers and words with new doodle packs! Dream Universe and Delirious Squid Doodle Packs are available from the store, and the Safari Pack is available from the Gift Machine.
Also from Lockwood this week, pick up a conversational gestures pack from the store or head over to the Gift Machine for a limited time sale!
VEEMEE – Billabong, Scooters + Wrangler
Check out the latest selection of great new clothes from Billabong this week. Choose from a selection of new hats, shirts, shorts, skirts, sweaters, vests, trousers, dresses and 2-part bikini bundles. Don't miss the amazing Black Calex Wind Shell and Black Heather Statik Fleece for men. The Mo Mint Aida May shorts and Black In Ur Dreams mini skirt for women are must-have additions to your wardrobe.
Combine style and elegance with these iconic Classic Scooters locomotion items from VEEMEE. Go for the complete look with a parka jacket and a matching helmet for each scooter. You can also get each item individually or all the scooters, helmets and jackets in one great discount bundle.
Summer is finally on its way and this week in PlayStation Home Wrangler releases a great range of clothing perfect for those long virtual summer days. Men can stay cool with the Icarus Crank Short Jeans, while for women there's the Norma T-Shirt and Hannah Shirt. For those warm summer nights there's the long sleeved Bay City Shirt and Paisley T-Shirt combo for men, and the Corynn Aloe Vera skinny jeans for women. That's not all, there are lots of other fantastic items out in the Wrangler store this week to complement the already great selection.
This week in exclusive VIP nightclub x7, there is a new exclusive value bundle, a new freebie for the men, and several new Animations from Konami. All are available early-access this week to x7 members only. Head to x7, take the elevator upstairs, check out these fine items, then dance the night away!
Mall Update – The Virtual Item Showcase, Volume 90
Magnus has returned, sharing with us all the hottest new items this week. Check out the video below for all the details. Highlights include the ridable Demon Horse, and Lightning Eyes from Lockwood, relaxed looks from Wrangler, Billabong and new additions to the Street Wear collection from nDreams. Enjoy this week’s Virtual Item Showcase.
See you in PlayStation Home!
(Updated with Virtual PlayStation E3 Booth announcement content)
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I wasn't expecting much, but the LOOT Hollywood night clubhouse is great news! I've been waiting months for that so I'll be buying it for sure.
The horse racing looks SOMEWHAT interesting, but I'd have to see the rewards first. Between Yeck Land and Killer Plants I've been punished with 17...SEVENTEEN...T-shirts...per gender.