Saturday, April 23, 2011

Looking for HomeCast on the Web?

It's been a few months since this blog has been updated, but that doesn't mean things aren't happening. Quite the contrary, in fact.

Seizing on some free time from the PlayStation Network outage, I've built a HomeCast channel on YouTube, which you can find at This channel will eventually be the home of all the back episodes of HomeCast from the Community Theater, as well as outtakes, lost clips and general behind-the-scenes stuff.

For everyone who's looking to get the latest news from me, follow me on Twitter at This goes especially for everyone who's sent me a PSN friend request that I can't accept.

Here's the deal with that, just so you don't think I'm some kind of snob. I currently have 95 of a possible 100 Friends List spots full. The few that are left I must keep open, in case I need to meet up with someone to shoot something in Home. If it were up to me, I'd add everyone who sends a Friend Request, but with the limits on that list, it just isn't possible. Feel free to Tweet me any questions you have about Home, and I'll be happy to answer them.

Finally, be sure to visit GamerIndepth every time you get online for the latest news, videos and podcasts about Home and the PlayStation 3. If you happened to miss an episode of HomeCast, you'll find it on GamerIndepth before it migrates to the archives in the YouTube channel.

Thanks as always to my friends and the nice people at Sony Computer Entertainment America. as well as the third-party developers, for all of their support. Thanks to the haters, too, for keeping me honest.

See you in PlayStation Home!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Now in the Community Theater!

Just a quick update to let everyone who stumbles across this blog know that a new video version of HomeCast will debut the week of December 9 in the Home Community Theater. Stop in and check out the new show, and look for the audio podcasts every Saturday on

Many, many thanks to Narde15 and especially Homeboy79 for their support and help in making this happen! See you in Home!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A New Home for HomeCast

HomeCast gets a new home this week. Look for the weekly updates at, and be sure to check out all the other great shows that are part of their lineup, including the GamerIndepth podcast, Replay with Doc and HomeTalk with Mrs. Lochwood.

You'll still be able to enjoy HomeCast directly from your PS3's browser, and you'll still find all the reporting and commentary that you've come to enjoy.

As for this blog, this is pretty much the end of the line, but I will be leaving it up with the archive of older episodes, so that you can hear the horror of HomeCast's evolution from overproduced garble to something that you might want to listen to.

None of this would have happened without the tremendous support from the Home community and the fans, so I want to thank you for making this little podcast a part of your week. If you want to stay in touch, click that Twitter link on the right and Follow me.

See you in PlayStation Home, and on

Saturday, October 16, 2010

HomeCast for October 14, 2010

This week's HomeCast includes an update on the Fire Elemental bundle price, a look at the new Cauldron of the Sunless Kingdom active item and details on some PlayStation Home community events.

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Since you're online, take a minute to observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month and join the fight to end this disease. Just go to the Ford Warriors in Pink Facebook page and click the "Like" button. Ford will donate $1 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for every Like they get this month, up to $100,000. Don't be discouraged by the number of likes already on that page; Ford started the month with more than 44,000 fans, so there's still a long way to go to hit the goal.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

HomeCast for October 7, 2010

Find out how to get some free stuff in the Home Theater, get ready for Halloween with new and returning items, and learn why the folks at Loot should lay off the early '90s sitcoms in this week's edition, brought to you with a minimum of server timeouts.

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If you feel motivated to do your part for breast cancer research and education, one of the best charities to choose is Susan G. Komen for the Cure. You can donate online or by text by following the link.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

HomeCast for September 30, 2010

The Scion tc Event comes to Central Plaza in PlayStation Home this week, plus you'll get tips on how to make your Dolphy race faster, some cool community events to check out and a complete wrapup of everything that's new in The Mall, including the mysterious Shandor fortune-telling machine.

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HomeCast comes to you in a higher-quality MP3 encode on this week, up from the old 96kbps to 160 kbps. That means it should sound better. Tell me what you think.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

HomeCast for September 23, 2010

Learn some of the secrets from the new Lakeside Luxury estate, find out what items got free updates and celebrate the launch of a community-inspired item in this week's edition.

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There are a few furniture and clothing items that just couldn't fit into five minutes this week. For female avatars, there's the Club Chic outfit, which is a complete avatar that cannot be modified. At 99 cents, it's a reasonable buy, and rumor has it that this avatar moves a little differently than the standard female avatar. If anyone can confirm this, please do.

There's also a lot more furniture available for the Lake House, including some cool abstract lamps, .99 for the floor model and .49 for the table model, and the stack of dice for .49 cents, which will add an extra casino kick to that Brimstone Poker room you've been building.

If you still need the Move controller avatar, want to buy the animated version or just haven't finished the game yet, meet me in the Move space tonight, September 25, between 8PM and 11PM Eastern Time. You won't find this space on the navigator, so if you'd like to come by, send a friend request to HearItWow from your Home PDA. I won't be able to send invites while the game is playing, so please be patient, and I'll get you in just as soon as I can.