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A Virtual Theater: Crackle Free Movies Comes to PS Home

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PlayStation Home gamers can now watch free movies and TV shows provided by Crackle either in a public theater, or in a private party via the LOOT EOD Theater, Sunset Yacht or Hollywood Hills House.

On Friday Sony said that it made a deal with Crackle to stream full length movies within the PlayStation 3 console's virtual social platform, PlayStation Home. Gamers can now log in and head to their LOOT Entertainment On Demand (EOD) Theater, the Sunset Yacht or the Hollywood Hills House to watch Crackle-provided movies like Ghostbusters 2, Step Brothers, Snatch, Resident Evil and loads more. TV episodes are also available for streaming within the console's virtual playground.

Earlier this month Sony re-launched PlayStation Home with a new design featuring genre-based districts as well as a wide variety of exclusive games that cater to each player's interests, style and game preference. The service also launched with a number of free-to-play games including Bootleggers '29, PlayStation Home Hold 'Em, RC Rally, Cogs and a few more.

"Key features that were unveiled at the announcement of the redesign included an all-new futuristic Hub that brings games directly to players with a featured game front-and-center upon login and integrates an Activity Board that features a robust questing system, community events and user-generated content," Sony said on November 2. "The Hub will also offer additional navigation, shopping, socializing and entertainment options. From the Hub, players can teleport to different genre-based districts and spaces."

The new districts within the revamped PlayStatio Home include the Action District, Sportswalk, the Adventure District, Pier Park, and the PlayStation Home Theater and PlayStation Home Mall located in the main Hub.

As for watching Crackle content, please note that the LOOT EOD Theater, Sunset Yacht and Hollywood Hills House are virtual properties (featuring free special LOOT screens) that must be purchased with real cash. Virtual property owners can invite up to 11 guests for streaming Crackle content. LOOT screens can also stream Ustream video and RadioIO music, both of which will go live next month. That said, the Thanksgiving holidays seems like a good time to boot up the PlayStation 3 and see what the revamped PlayStation Home environment has to offer if you haven't already.

In addition to the private viewings, LOOT's Public Theater virtual spaces also offer "Social Viewing" experiences with up to 60 users, Sony said on Friday. Gamers can watch whatever is playing on the big screen for free without having to purchase a virtual property.

Sony's virtual world originally launched as an open beta back in December 2008.

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    alidan , November 23, 2011 11:55 PM
    sadly, i cant use home, i have a 40gb hdd, and dont have any space for it, i have other games, like mgs4 that i cant play anymore either.
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    Anonymous , November 24, 2011 12:57 AM
    Just buy a SATA 2.5 in hard drive and install it. Boom, bigger than 40gb.
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    keredyeldarb , November 24, 2011 1:04 AM
    Take out the 40gb drive, install this:

    Let the PS3 format it...

    and boom... You have 160gb of storage.
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    alyoshka , November 24, 2011 8:26 AM
    Virtual Piracy??????????
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    alyoshka , November 24, 2011 8:27 AM
    They'll need a Virtual Cyber Law, for these Virtual Techs. Now..... I wouldn't be surprised if the MPAA has a Virtual CS like team, nuke the rig....
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    zak_mckraken , November 24, 2011 12:37 PM
    Who you gonna call?
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    _Cubase_ , November 24, 2011 10:13 PM
    Ahhh, Playstation Home. It's like the Sims, only this time everybody is a douchebag.
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    alidan , November 25, 2011 9:06 AM
    keredyeldarbTake out the 40gb drive, install this:Let the PS3 format it...and boom... You have 160gb of storage.

    problems are that its a nighmare for me to do things such as this, an getting all my saves and such back onto the ps3, and hdds cost way to much currently.
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    back_by_demand , November 25, 2011 12:25 PM
    alidanproblems are that its a nighmare for me to do things such as this, an getting all my saves and such back onto the ps3, and hdds cost way to much currently.

    Despite the over-hyped claims that the world HDD supply is in ruins you can still buy a 2Tb HDD for about $80, so it's a bit of a sad excuse.
    Also, this advise would really be best for new buyers, rather than those who were so cheap they only got the 40Gb to start with, fully aware that 40Gb is not sufficient and it would cause them storage issues in the future. I have no sympathy for you.
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