Eight silly ways to amuse yourself in Home

So, the much-vaunted PlayStation Home has been with us a few weeks now. It's still a bit dull though, isn't it? Once you've made your avatar, rearranged your furniture and spent a little while evading the inevitable deluge of "A/S/L/?" demands in the plaza, there's actually remarkably little to do. So we've decided to step in and shake up the fun with some patented GamesRadar F***ing About (tm). Try these for size.

Yes, it's childish. Yes, it's puerile. Yes, in an environment filled with PS3 fans it's like shooting large fish in a thimble-sized barrel using hand grenades. But remember, you're being ironic, so it's okay. See how long you can ignite the flames for with the bare minimum input. We've managed about 5 minutes with only a single sentence.

Use Home's clipping issues to make a case for boob molestation. Using a female avatar, find another Homer scrolling through their options in the PDA, then just back into them, through their arms, to create a 'special' kind of hug. You know, the illegal, now-you-have-to-sign-a-register kind.

If conversation gets a bit predictable (and it will), spice things up with some good old fashioned crazy talk. We find that it's easy to reel in a curious Homer by standing facing a corner, Blair Witch-style. Once the concerned party makes contact, start with the asylum-speak. Sporadically spinning around on the spot completes the effect beautifully.

Given the disproportionate gender balance in Sony's HD sausage fest, a female avatar will guarantee you mass attention within seconds. The best way to use that power? Punish people for being so damn shallow. Start dancing, attract some flirtatious male attention, then suddenly switch to another avatar save slot, preferably one containing a big fat ugly man-creature. They'll regret the lack of a sprint button immediately.


  • ssj4worminator - April 8, 2009 10:22 p.m.

    lol i ignite the flame wars in the forums all the time, then pretend to give the rewards lolol
  • zanthox - January 6, 2009 10:41 p.m.

    Quincying! I did actually start a running man chain of about 30 people with two friends. It was epic. The entire time I was (via blutooth) screaming things like "NO GIRLS! JOIN OUR MANLY MAN MAN LOVE DANCE OF MANLINESS! KEEP IT STRAIGHT WITH MAN ONLY DANCING!" and any time a girl tried to join a accused her of making our super manly man only straight man dance gay. It was great.
  • Dantesan666 - January 4, 2009 8:40 a.m.

    Great article and alot of funny stuff to try out for those who have a ps3. But in the end, Microsoft was thinking when they didn't do something like this.
  • Dameon Angell - January 4, 2009 8:14 a.m.

    Hahahaha. I really didn't like home til I read this and got on my cousin's PS3 to eff with people. Thanks GR!
  • Faction - January 4, 2009 2:25 a.m.

    the worst thing about this is that this is basically a list of all the things there are to do in home.
  • PS3ILLINOIS - January 4, 2009 12:27 a.m.

    home is not a game!
  • PS3ILLINOIS - January 4, 2009 12:25 a.m.

    just always say " i can't feel my cock" be a girl when you do it.
  • frank13 - January 3, 2009 6:18 a.m.

    lol, good article.might do sum of these. i like walking around and asking where the bathrooms are at. sum people just tell me to pick a tree and others just walk away
  • ryno - January 3, 2009 3:39 a.m.

    in home i sit down ont the curb and beg for change
  • Corsair89 - January 3, 2009 12:38 a.m.

    Funny stuff, GR. I like my PS3, but I'll probably never use Home. It hasn't interested me in the slightest.
  • key0blade - January 2, 2009 9:07 p.m.

    lol this is niice
  • Cernunnos - January 2, 2009 8:50 p.m.

    the fat guys clothes are the same as the other guys. coinsidence? on purpose? or just a testament to how bad home sucks?
  • ELpork - January 2, 2009 8:37 p.m.

    what happened to the fat guy dancing.
  • ssj4raditz - January 2, 2009 5:41 p.m.

    If I ever go back to Home, I'll try these.
  • heartskuppy - January 2, 2009 3:22 p.m.

    the sad thing is i have actually done a couple of these.
  • Kattleox - January 2, 2009 2:54 p.m.

    I have been doing this since the closed beta and I for one, love home. Another fun thing to do is to flirt with a guy until he is sure that he will get a real life date. Then quincy him.
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - January 2, 2009 2:42 p.m.

    lol. great article. Might do this, as there really is naff-all to do on Home. When will they admit that it's rubbish, and just throw in chainsaws and dismemberment to save it? -(-(-(-( My guess is mid-july =D
  • lovinmyps3 - January 6, 2009 2:45 a.m.

    haha ive done the gender switch thing... some of you may know my avatar "wu chuung the samuri master" look for him
  • chainchomp - January 4, 2009 11:24 p.m.

    I already did most of that stuff on phantasy star online on the dreamcast.
  • PS3ILLINOIS - January 4, 2009 12:25 a.m.

    just always say " i can't feel my cock" be a girl when you do it.

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