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reibeatall
12-13-2008, 03:05 PM
On December 11th, 2008, Sony released upon the world the open beta for Playstation@Home, also known simply by the moniker "Home." Instantly, million(s) of Playstation 3 owners have been given access to an amazingly realized online community where anything is possible. The goal of Home? Nothing short of a true virtual reality. Life; if you will. Avatars are simply an extension of the player's personality.

Many people will live out the life of their avatar as they do in the real world.

This is the story of one such avatar.

Let's Play: Playstation Home
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(The contents of this Let's Play are fiction. Any resemblance to reality is strictly coincidental. Feel free to shout out suggestions to better your enjoyment of this potentially never-ending adventure. At times, I may even call on you for suggestions on where to go or what do to.)

Current videos available:

Video 1 - The Adventure Begins! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic28ZC51JCk)
Video 2 - The Bowling Alley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGaXj2Vu6uY)
Video 2.5 - The Bowling Alley redux (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqOtyip8IFg)
Video 3 - The Theater (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxmjcFX8Wv0)

reibeatall
12-13-2008, 03:07 PM
December 11th, 2008: ok guys, its finaly here! i turned on my ps3 today and saw home on the network bar. i downloaded asap and hopped right in. well i would have if it actually connected lol but after a few times i learned it was worth the wait. i don't have a whole lot of time to mess with it today, but ill be back tomorow!

December 12th, 2008: after reading hateful comments about home online (even penny-arcade?! wtf tycho) i decided to make a series of videos to show how awesome home really is. some ppl dont get it and i hope that i can show them the light

video 1 can be found here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic28ZC51JCk)

Adrenaline
12-13-2008, 03:14 PM
WE GOT US A QUEUE HOPPER

Octopus Prime
12-13-2008, 03:15 PM
WE GOT US A QUEUE HOPPER

Moreover, a Queue Hopper who I don't believe was even in the Queue to begin with.

Shame on you, Mr. Beatall.

SilentSnake
12-13-2008, 03:17 PM
This may even be his first post in the forum ever.

Forget Let's Play, it time for Let's Lynch.

reibeatall
12-13-2008, 03:18 PM
WE GOT US A QUEUE HOPPER

I already sent PMs to PapillionReel and got permission. SHUT UP.

reibeatall
12-13-2008, 03:37 PM
December 12th, 2008: loading times are the worst but its not as bad as dead batteries!!! lol. the bowling alley is a great place to chill with ur friends and play some pool (if u can get a table).

video 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGaXj2Vu6uY)
video 2.5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqOtyip8IFg)

Maggie
12-13-2008, 03:43 PM
Man. I keep trying to follow Rei around to see if he does anything exciting or humorous (since the game is a fun vacuum otherwise), but no luck yet. I'm going to try stalking him from a distance now.

sraymonds
12-13-2008, 03:55 PM
Needs more Air Supply.

reibeatall
12-13-2008, 03:56 PM
Ohh god. That's.... brilliant. I wonder if I can do the nerd voice and sing "All Out of Love" without losing it.

sraymonds
12-13-2008, 04:00 PM
Ohh god. That's.... brilliant. I wonder if I can do the nerd voice and sing "All Out of Love" without losing it.

I'll be the Graham Russell to your Russell Hitchcock. Which means I would stand around silently while you sang.

Is it possible to stream music to other "players"? We could hang out at your house and just dance around to Air Supply for hours.

Adrenaline
12-13-2008, 04:56 PM
I already sent PMs to PapillionReel and got permission. SHUT UP.

I'M JUST BUSTING YOUR CHOPS, MANG

Pajaro Pete
12-13-2008, 05:49 PM
Is... is that how we run this place now? Backroom dealings with the administration? Well let me tell you a little something about the Federal Sunshine Laws...

Balrog
12-13-2008, 05:51 PM
Rei is above the law.

TheSL
12-13-2008, 06:35 PM
Oh man, you totally didn't fall down on the lanes this time! Your game has improved since August!

PapillonReel
12-13-2008, 06:49 PM
I already sent PMs to PapillionReel and got permission. SHUT UP.

He asked very nicely, he did.

Also it was already ongoing in the Playstation Home thread, so this thread's less a new Let's Play and more an underailment so it's all by the book.

Brer
12-13-2008, 06:57 PM
I am amused. I am also curious who thought that Home was a good idea.

estragon
12-13-2008, 07:23 PM
This is funny.

I have a suggestion though.

I think it works best when you keep up the ridiculous optimism for how great Home is. It's not really funny when you say, "This is stupid," because that's obvious from watching it. The contrast between you loving Home and how pointless Home is makes it great. So, even when you start to get personally really frustrated, try to keep up your Home-love.

(example: Maybe instead of getting frustrated and leaving the bowling game, it might have be funnier to stay in character and leave because waiting to bowl is so awesome you just can't take it anymore. Just a thought for future entries...)

Knight
12-13-2008, 07:50 PM
I agree with estragon for the most part, but that one part where you had that kind of betrayal in your voice, like "this isn't as fun as it's supposed to be!" was great.

reibeatall
12-13-2008, 09:00 PM
I agree with you, estragon and Knight. I strayed a bit away because I just kinda hop in and start recording without any idea what's going to happen. I slipped up, but I won't do it again!

Brickroad
12-13-2008, 10:45 PM
Honestly, rei's Home videos justify the existence of Home.

I of course would never (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50j2IZuQSpk) pretend to love a game I didn't just for laffs though. I'm way too honorable for that.

Adrenaline
12-13-2008, 11:07 PM
These videos made me go download home. Is this the opposite of what you were trying to accomplish?

McClain
12-14-2008, 10:51 AM
The other thread had a fun idea I would like to see explored in video form: Cranky-old-man-alt-shouting-"Stayoffmylawn!" griefing. That alone is enough reason for me to want Home. I want to get together a Talking Time AARP army in the bowling ally!

Dynastic Bird
12-14-2008, 11:45 AM
The other thread had a fun idea I would like to see explored in video form: Cranky-old-man-alt-shouting-"Stayoffmylawn!" griefing. That alone is enough reason for me to want Home. I want to get together a Talking Time AARP army in the bowling ally!

You know the problem with MMORPGs? Besides playing too much? Needs more RP.

God, now I wish I had a PS3. I'd try to make myself Don Quixote or something.

McClain
12-14-2008, 01:34 PM
You know the problem with MMORPGs? Besides playing too much? Needs more RP.

God, now I wish I had a PS3. I'd try to make myself Don Quixote or something.

Holy crap I love that idea! I wonder if they will have a suit of armor available as a costume. Now we just need a windmill.

I find it ... odd that mocking Home makes me want to play it. Maybe that's Sony's secret genius.

reibeatall
12-22-2008, 11:58 AM
December 22nd: its been long enough but i finally got another video filmed.

Video 3: Wherein I discover the Theater (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxmjcFX8Wv0)

Balrog
12-22-2008, 12:02 PM
Dude, can you upload that to google video? youtube is blocked at work :'(

reibeatall
12-22-2008, 12:10 PM
Doing that right now.

djSyndrome
12-22-2008, 12:20 PM
I am amused. I am also curious who thought that Home was a good idea.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/djSyndrome/ef791c46.jpg

Gredlen
12-22-2008, 12:25 PM
That video was incredible.

Brickroad
12-22-2008, 12:40 PM
It was life-affirming.

reibeatall
12-22-2008, 12:47 PM
I'm glad you guys enjoyed it. I hope the next video can live up to your expectations.

Brickroad
12-22-2008, 12:49 PM
I don't know, it will be hard to top a video that is 90% loading screen and 10% you leaving to go get a drink.

reibeatall
12-22-2008, 01:24 PM
Jesus, spoilers man.

Balrog
12-22-2008, 02:02 PM
You know what I really want for Christmas? An mp3 of you singing "A Whole New World", nerd-voice and less nerdy regular voice. Acapella, of course.

McClain
12-22-2008, 02:52 PM
There's no place like Home, There's no place like Home ....

Pssst: add links to the new vids to the first post so we can keep up with your adventures. :)

Stiv
12-22-2008, 08:57 PM
Good job making me want to download Home, jerk.

reibeatall
12-22-2008, 10:11 PM
There's no place like Home, There's no place like Home ....

Pssst: add links to the new vids to the first post so we can keep up with your adventures. :)

Done and done.

Thinaran
01-01-2009, 06:41 AM
Mega 64 guys at it again. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0R9S1f7uTo&eurl=http://kotaku.com/5121503/mega64-brings-it-home) Pretty funny.

Ruik
01-05-2009, 10:54 PM
Your nerd voice cracks me up Rei.