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HEXUS.tv launches onto Playstation Home beta!

by Steven Williamson on 10 December 2008, 09:41

Tags: PlayStation3, Sony (NYSE:SNE), PS3

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HEXUS.tv launches onto Playstation Home

Sony has today announced that its PlayStation Home Beta service will launch tomorrow, December 11, 2008 and HEXUS is proud to announce that it'll have its own area within the virtual space. After downloading the open beta from the XMB crossbar, you'll be able to find all the best HEXUS.tv content in the Playstation Home Theatre.

HEXUS.tv will bring all of its best content to two screens in the Playstation Home Theatre. Screen One will focus on in-depth technology content, bringing the latest news in the industry in the form of interviews and product focus, whilst screen two will focus on Lifestyle content, where we take a light-hearted approach with plenty of fun content, including walkthroughs of the latest gadgets.

The shows will be updated regularly with Nick and the team providing unique content that you won't see anywhere else! Be sure to check us out and let us know what you think!

The PlayStation Home beta will see the launch of a 3D social gaming community that allows users to interact, communicate and share gaming experiences. Users can create and customise their own unique avatars and explore the virtual community in real time where they can communicate through text or voice chat. They'll also be content such as mini-games, videos, special events and themed environments.

Users will be able to experience basic features and services of PlayStation Home, free of charge*.

Check out the press release for full details:

For users accessing PlayStation Home in the Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) regions, themed virtual environments will be available to explore. Starting with a themed Far Cry 2 space, PlayStation Home will offer game inspired environments that allow people to discuss the specific games, plan strategies and access content and clues that will enhance the gaming experience. The number of gaming environments such as this will regularly increase, with spaces for Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Warhawk, Motorstorm and SOCOM following very soon. SCEE is working with leading publishers such as: Electronic Arts, UBISOFT, Midway, Sega and Atari to create engaging environments that will provide users with an on-going gaming experience.

SCEE today also announced the first partnerships with some of the world’s most respected lifestyle brands for the Open Beta. Fashion leader Diesel, contemporary furniture designers Ligne Roset, energy drink Red Bull, film studio Paramount Pictures and video content providers HEXUS.tv are the first on board. They will offer resident’s virtual clothing for their avatar, virtual furniture for their PlayStation Home apartments, exclusive video content and a virtual flying challenge: the Red Bull Air Race.

Visitors and residents will be able to explore PlayStation Home with their avatar character and, thanks to Diesel, avatars can look great from the start with Diesel offering the latest men’s and women’s designer avatar clothing, with items ranging from free of charge to €1.50. So for those visiting PlayStation Home, they can dress their avatars in the latest jeans and jacket prior to getting out and about.

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