Sony Continues To Be Ill Prepared For High Home Volume

In a continuing pattern of ‘Sony just cannot do anything right’ I found Sony’s E3 Home experience rather lacking. You would think that Sony would be prepared for high server volume, but it just appears that Sony does not care or Sony has no idea how to resolve volume related issues with Home. I am really not sure which, but either way causes this jaded gamer to be a tad bit grumpy.

Funny enough, I did not really criticize Sony for the PSN hack, their response, and their approach at reconciliation. I am however highly critical of the post launch experience. When tells us to ‘come on down’ and check out E3 in Home, and I cannot, well, that is an entirely different matter.

Start your journey by getting an up-close look at the PlayStation VITA and then proceed throughout the space to view trailers and collect rewards from some of the top PlayStation titles, including Twisted Metal, Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One, Papo + Yo, Resistance 3, and more! Collect all rewards to gain access to the special VIP area play the first level of Scribble Shooter – an upcoming top-down, shoot ‘em up game exclusive to PlayStation Home. As an added bonus, our friends over at Heavy Water have created a package for all VIPs that includes an array of limited edition virtual items.

So I attempted to get the aforementioned goodies, but could not even get into Home due to ‘Z’ server disconnect errors. When I finally did get in, I often could not get media (the trailers) to work, and usually had to guess which E3 virtual booth areas were the right destinations for watching the media in order to get the rewards.

I have been trying to get a little more use out of Home; maybe I have been missing something. Perhaps my timing is bad, coinciding with the return of the PSN post-hack outage and E3, but my patience is wearing thin.


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