Ultraman

by Phoenix, the HSM team writer Ultraman, Ultraman Here he comes from the sky Ultraman, Ultraman Watch our hero fly In a super jet, he comes from a billion miles away From a distant planet land, comes our hero Ultraman. Recently, I was hanging out with friends, talking about Home and other things. We got […]

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PSN Game Review: Sonic Adventure

Game Review: Sonic Adventure by BigMak43, the HSM staff writer This particular game review might just show my age a bit. Once upon a time, in a land far away, there was a gaming system that was supposed to redefine “epic.” It would be so epic that Icelandic sagas would be written about its brilliance. […]

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Password Hashing. What it is and how to make it not suck

The PlayStation Blog recently posted that all our passwords on PSN were not encrypted, causing a crazy amount of panic across the internet. However, yesterday Sony clarified that while they were not encrypted, they were hashed. “Phew!” was my first thought, but I’m guessing most people were thinking “Eh?” So I put together this description of […]

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Meet the Top PSN Trophy Collector in the World

by Stryctnin, the HSM team writer and artist The PS3 trophy system, which is an accomplishment tracking system, was introduced in the software download version 2.40 in July 2008. There are four different types of trophies, and they are valued from lowest to highest – bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. Bronze trophies are usually easily […]

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Initialisms and Home-isms: A Glossary

by Terra_Cide, HSM copy editor For those of you who didn’t see the post over at Engadget last month, the Oxford English Dictionary – the granddaddy of all that is English-language based – has decided to add well-known initialisms OMG, LOL and FYI, as well as IMHO and BFF onto their hallowed pages. They have also added ♥ – […]

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A Second Look at the LucasArts Cantina

by FEMAELSTROM, HSM team writer When I first walked into Home I was doubly lost, like a blind man in the dark. I searched the navigator to see what this brave new world held for me; there was indeed a vast array of places to go, but the first one that really stood out and […]

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A Japanese in the Land of the Gaijin

by LiLBlueEyes, the HSM special guest contributor GAIJIN – That’s the Japanese word for outsider or foreigner. Literally, it translates to “outside person.” So what happens when a Japanese enters the world of the gaijin? It’s fairly well known by now that there are Americans and others who have Japanese Home accounts but very rarely do we see Japanese citizens […]

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