The long awaited and highly anticipated PS3 Home online service launched in public beta today, making the service available to all PS3 users around the globe. PS3 systems connected to the net will now prompt users to download an update, enabling the free Home service.
In their press release, Sony describes the Home service as "a ground-breaking 3D social gaming community available on PS3 that allows users to interact, communicate and share gaming experiences. By leveraging the power of PS3, PlayStation Home delivers overwhelming visual graphics and rich gaming social experiences only possible on the PS3 platform. Within PlayStation Home, users can create and customize their own unique avatars and explore virtual community in real time where they can communicate freely through text or voice chat. PlayStation Home users will not only be able to enjoy variety of entertainment content such as mini-games, videos and special events along with their friends, but will also be able to create their own community by using the "Club(*2)" feature to create clubs with other PlayStation Home users who share the same interests."
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If you're a PS3 owner, are you going to give Home a try?