Xian recalls odd instances of PS3 Home screen appearing during tournament matches - prepping Gen for EVO, playing around with Oni as well

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • May 29, 2013 at 7:45 a.m. PDT
Xian recalls odd instances of PS3 Home screen appearing during tournament matches - prepping Gen for EVO, playing around with Oni as well During many official tournament matches, it is not uncommon for players to accidentally hit the Start or Home buttons on their controllers and interrupt the action. When this occurs it usually results in the other player gaining an automatic win or both players mutually agreeing to continue.


Sometimes, however, it seems as though these Home screens and Start menus come entirely out of nowhere. DM|Xian recently posted an entry on his blog that recalls an odd occurrence at a Kuwait tournament where the PS3 Home screen, (that which appears as a result of holding down the Home button for a bit), randomly appeared during a match.

Below is a snip from his blog that tells the tale.

It finally happened the first time to me in a tournament. I was playing against Aziz from Kuwait when I got stunned by his Cammy. I wasn't struggling and halfway through his combo, pause came out. It was the black screen (when you need to hold on to the PS3 Home button for about 2 seconds). I was like, "oh, it's OK. You can continue". Then I realized, "OMG. It's me who pressed the home button -_-". Kinda embarrassing but I just continued to let Aziz hit me to death for that round since I was already almost dead.

Then something came up to my mind. How the hell did I press or even hold on the Home button when I was not even struggling or pressing anything? The worst part was, even if I really accidentally touched the Home button, it should come out as the transparent screen section (where you can sign in and pick games). It definitely shouldn't be this black screen with controlling settings because that's kinda impossible for somebody to hold on Home button while getting hit.

Hit the jump to read on.

Based upon Xian's words above, the appearance of the Home screen was highly improbable and may have come about due to an external wireless controller trying to connect to another PS3 console or perhaps a problem with his arcade stick.

Xian ended his blog entry with a brief, yet intriguing note saying that he is currently prepping his Gen for EVO 2013 and that he recently picked up Oni.

Preparing my Gen for EVO as well.
Playing around a lot with Oni as well. It was fun :)

What do you think may be the cause of random Home screens popping up and interrupting tournament matches? With Xian now playing Oni, do you think we'll see him unveiled in tournament play any time soon?

Let us know in the comments below.

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