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Playstation Home Client Upgraded To V1.70 On 9/12/12

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  1. kwoman32

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    On Wednesday 12th September, the PlayStation Home client will be upgraded to v1.70. Listed below are the patch notes.

    Application of the patch

    If you are upgrading from an old version of Home (1.40 or earlier) then when you attempt to apply the 1.70 patch please wait for the orange “hard drive activity” light to stop flashing on your PS3 before commencing the patching process.

    New Features

    Camera

    The camera has been added as an Action to the Emotes menu. This means you can now take pictures in Home while you are using a companion or other portable item.

    Select the Emote menu by pressing R1.

    Select the Camera option.

    The camera is activated and works in the same way as the portable version.

    The camera can be put away by pressing [Circle].

    Changes to Commerce

    We have made changes to the commerce process to speed it up and make it easier to browse and shop.

    Item thumbnails and object details are now displayed on the same screen.

    A Buy Now function has been added. Simply highlight the thumbnail of an item and press [SQUARE]. You will then be taken directly to the checkout screen where you can confirm if you wish to make the purchase.

    Items can quickly be added to the basket by highlighting the thumbnail and pressing the [TRIANGLE] button.

    Pressing [R1] has also been added as a shortcut to view the basket.

    Animating Items

    New functionality has been added that allows developers to create a new type of animating portable item.

    These items allow for an animating object to be used or worn by your avatar.

    These item types can also increase the movement speed of your avatar by 50% when applicable.

    Improvements

    Ignore and Block

    We have added some small features to the Ignore or Block function.

    If you ignore or block a player you will no longer see any emotes they perform.

    The ignored or blocked avatar is kept a bit further away from your avatar.

    The ignored or blocked avatar will be faced away from you when they are close.

    “Ignored” or “Blocked” will be displayed under the name label of a player that you have ignored or blocked.

    Private Message

    A Sound Effect now plays when you receive a new Personal Message (PM).

    General

    A number of general stability improvements have been made.
     
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    • Jeff Psn

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      OMG!!!!:cheer::cheer:we can finally take pics of companions!!Great news!!!awesome update!!
       
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      • C.Birch

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        So when is 1.71 due, to fix what this update breaks :p
         
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        • Ocelot-BigBoss

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          This is what I was waiting for, the camera in the R1 button and taking pictures with a companion :)

          Could it be some kind of jetpack or something... :D also I really hope some day be available to use 2 companions at the same time.

          Really helpful.
           
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          • Joanna

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            Does sound nice. Lets hope there is a patch for freezing. That was supposed to be in the works too. Love the new ability of the camera to be used with companions as well as the possible animation improvements.
             
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            • Shaundi

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              Good to see an update that focuses more on improving what's already there, block features are especially welcome.
               
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              • Coopertroopa

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                Dont see why we need a new commerce feature. I would rather them work on something that would improve everyone's overall experience then whats going to fatten their wallets.

                I'd rather see more improvements in personal space item limits and a better way to organize my wardrobe then how fast I can check out of the store.
                 
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                • sam_reynolds01

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                  It looks like a great core update.
                  Happy to see the camera upgrade and I'm sure the new ignore features will improve everyone's experience within home.

                  Hmm, when applicable.
                  does that mean within games or when wearing, guess it only a matter of time before we see the 1st items using this feature.
                   
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                  N'Dreams Joey posted in NA something to the effect that next week we should see something from them. I'm betting on something that makes your AVI run or an Aurora upgrade. ^^
                   
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                  • sam_reynolds01

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                    Actually that was my 1st thought.
                     
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                    • MJB2348765

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                      Thank god they added a block user feature to the update.
                       
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                        I like! I like! I like!!!!

                        I LOVE the possibility of walking faster!!! it's really hard to play another game, and come to Home and move like I'm walking through molasses. I can't wait!!

                        Thank you Karen for making my day!!

                        :)
                         
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                        It's not a big core update, but with some important upgrades nonetheless. I'm guessing most of the people who read this post was sold when they read "pictures with companions", at least I was. I've been hoping that would happen eventually-
                         
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                        I think it's very optimistic of you to think they will fix what they break. :p
                         
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                        Fixed :p
                         
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                        I agree with Carla, it seems every time a big update comes it is because they have problems with the last update. I wonder if they finally fix the visuals when loading other spaces, seen the light blue screen of death isn't that pleasant.
                         
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                        • MJB2348765

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                          I also hope that this update will patch all the freezing for good.
                           
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                          • GOODY_2_SHOES_23

                            GOODY_2_SHOES_23 Playstation Home Junkie

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                            Sooo, let's see, a 12hr update...then the regular update,and still the original problems remain, what was this massive update for again?!?:shrug:
                             
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                            • Jeff Psn

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                              I wonder if the new camera will encourage developers to make more detailed companions,now that they are so easily photographed.Being able to take pics at Cutthroats and Mercia is something I like.
                               
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                                I'm not so sure about this new camera anymore.It's really great to be able to take pics of companions but the camera feels lighter somehow.The zoom/first person function is completely different and no more pressing X on posters or screens while using the camera.lol so the camera update opened up some possibilities and removed others.
                                 
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