PlayStation Home Update: BoxBeats Minis + Free Lock-a-doodle Packs
by Cade Peterson // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms
This week in PlayStation Home, nDreams introduces Apartment Pets and new BoxBeats Mini music systems, Game Mechanic offers up a Magic Rug and Lockwood hands out free Doodle Packs in this week’s Lock-a-doodle update.
nDreams – BoxBeats Mini + Apartment Pets
The BoxBeats music systems have proved extremely popular with a range of genres and fantastic quality tracks from independant artists. This week sees the release of miniature versions of the previously released BoxBeats systems. Those of you who have already purchased a BoxBeats Original system will receive money off the BoxBeats Mini Ultimate Bundle. That's not all, the original BoxBeats systems are also seeing a price drop so get in and pick yourself up some quality music.
You may have noticed a new arrival in the nDreams store last week. The Apartment Pets are here to bring your apartment to life. Featuring old favourites Benji, Nipper and L'il Ninja place down this interactive item and watch as a number of different sized pets come out to play. If you don't already own the companion item you will also receive this for free when purchasing.
Lockwood – Free Lock-a-doodle Pack + Yoga Poses
FREE Doodle Packs in this week’s Lock-a-doodle update! This includes the Drey and Dinosaurs Packs in the store and the Food pack in the Gift Machine, send it to all your friends for free!
Soothe the body and mind with some calming yoga poses. The pack includes, King Dancer Pose, Extended Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose, Upward Salute and Tree Pose Variation.
Game Mechanics – Magic Rug + Racing Gate
Game Mechanics is back again this week with some fun new personalized items. First off, they are offering three items you can post your text on: a Whiteboard, a Doormat, and a 2-sided Large Sign. In addition, they are releasing a Magical Leaf Rug. When you or your friends walk on this rug, the leaves part creating an open path to walk on the grass. It really is magic. And lastly, this week they are offering up a Start/Finish Gate. You set up the gate and tell it you want it to track your time. When you go through the gate, the timer starts. And it does not stop until you go through it again. This is great for those people who have set up a space as a track. You can finally see who is the fastest going through it. Plus, it works with locomotions for all those who have been begging to see which are the fastest. As you can see, Game Mechanics is definitely bringing the fun.
Granzella – Jinbei + Sexy Bartender
Hyottoko + Okame Jimbei Worn during traditional Japanese dance, the Hyottoko and Okame mask design has arrived! Available in blue, green, and red for both men and women. Additionally, a design featuring a cute baby chick has also arrived! Available for both men and women in Orange-Yellow, Yellow-Green, and Light Blue.
The Sexy Bartender is a new face in the Bartender series. Sexy outfits and a friendly, flirty attitude is sure to keep her tips high. Other sexy tops, bottoms, and heels are available as well as a lineup of attractive natural hair styles. With looks like that, maybe she's the reason business is thriving.
VEEMEE – Mini Motos, Billabong + Street Styles
Fans of speed and miniaturisation rejoice! VEEMEE releases a range of super-powered mini-motorbikes this week.. There are four different styles of bike to satisfy the tiny petrol heads inside all of us. For bouncing around on the sand dunes there's the Mini Moto Quad Bike. For the man or woman around town there's the rather more conservative Mini Moto Road Bike. If offroading around the rolling hills of Acorn Meadows Park is your thing then you can turn some heads with the Mini Moto Dirt Bike. Finally for the ultimate in pocket-size performance,
there's always the Mini Moto GT. Each comes in a choice of two colours and there is also a discounted bundle featuring all the bikes. VROOOM!
There is a new selection of amazing clothes in the Billabong Store 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 White Bezzle Fleece for men and the Off Black Beach Me sweater for women. Complete your female avatar's spring wardrobe with the stunning, must-have Whitecap In Ur Dreams skirt.
There was a time when an authentic street look wasn't much more than a pair of high-tops a basketball shirt and snap-back cap. Those days are gone! VEEMEE is proud to announce Street Style, a range of clothing inspired by the glitz and glamour of the urban music superstar lifestyle. Choose from high contrast patent leather jackets, bold printed material on a mix of close and loose fitting garments accessorised with heavy gold chains and diamond encrusted pendants. The Blue & Yellow Superstar Neon Jacket for men is something special and don't miss the Pink Megastar Dress and Jacket for women. Fortune favours the bold so get Street Style!
Home Originals – Stylin’ Wheelchairs
Made in his spare time, Home employee Sean has designed some really unique wheelchair locomotions to offer, for the first time ever in PlayStation Home, wheelchairs! Choose from the Blade, Flower, Bold, Spoke or pick up the bundle of them all (which also comes with the Gold one), and take a spin around Home in style, literally! Check out this week’s Virtual Item Showcase video for a preview.
Community Theater Update
This week in the Community Theater PSTALENT– the leader in Home-filmed entertainment is proud to present the “PSTALENT Variety Show” where the community takes the stage! This show features talent directly from the community just like you. Please join the cast and crew Wednesday in Theater Lobby at 5pm Pacific for the launch party, Theater No.1 at 6pm Pacific for the actual show! If you haven't already received your free PSTALENT virtual picture frame reward, now is the time.
This week in exclusive VIP nightclub x7, there is a new exclusive value bundle, a new freebie for the ladies, and a bunch of Mythical Avatars and Go-Karts from VEEMEE, and Lockwood shares dozens of new Eyebrow Piercings for both men and women. 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 89
Magnus is back again, sharing with us all the hottest new items this week. Check out the video below for all the details. Highlights include uniquely stylin’ wheelchair locomotions, glowing eyebrow bars and spikes from Lockwood, and two mythical creatures waiting to be adopted in x7. Enjoy this week’s Virtual Item Showcase.
See you in PlayStation Home!
All these mall updates are getting old. I find myself rarely in home nowadays other than a few minutes each day since this year has been disasterous in terms of new public spaces and games. We have not gotten many at all. Keep waiting on the updates to get better but they seem to get worse. Maybe next week will bring something exciting rather than mall updates.