Home Is Where The Fun Is

Posted: September 9, 2012 in Reviews

Welcome to the first post of The Social Joystick. Throughout the lifespan of this blog I will be exploring the different methods video gamers- both hardcore and casual- employ to connect with others who share their interests.

Ever wonder what exhausted video gamers do after finishing an intense gaming session? The answers may vary but for those who are sporting a Playstation 3, Playstation Home offers a relaxing and social environment that is designed to cater to the specific needs of video game specialists.

Brought online at the end of 2008 by Sony, Playstation home is a virtual world heavily inspired by games like “The Sims” that houses the bustling community of Playstation 3 users. In Home, users are provided a living space in which they may thoroughly customize every feature of their character: from facial features to clothing. After stepping outside their personalized apartments, Playstation Home residents are greeted by a vast explorable world that is constantly changing.
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Hello Terps!

Posted: September 6, 2012 in Introduction

This blog aims to defy the stereotype that video gamers are socially awkward recluses.