Tuesday, March 4th 2008

Sony Confirms PS3 In-Game Messaging On the Way

Sony Computer Entertainment’s UK boss, Ray Maguire, has confirmed rumours that Sony plans to include in-game messaging in one of its upcoming PS3 firmware updates. Sony initially sparked rumours when it uploaded a “Friends & Messaging” icon onto its website, which commented about using a USB headset or Eye Camera to engage in voice and video messaging. Maguire told MCV:
Our momentum will continue with the introduction of in-game communication in the summer [and] firmware update 2.4.
Maguire also revealed that Sony has managed to sell over one million of the consoles in the UK.Source: Reg Hardware
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46 Comments on Sony Confirms PS3 In-Game Messaging On the Way

#1
ktr
From what i have read, its not the same as in-game XMB...:cry:
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#2
bruins004
by: ktr
From what i have read, its not the same as in-game XMB...:cry:
This sounds like a nice little update.
What is XMB?
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#3
ktr
xmb stands for cross media bar.
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#4
hacker111
Yes!! I have been waiting so long...I have even considered selling the PS3 to get XBOX 360 because of this
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Ravenas
by: hacker111
Yes!! I have been waiting so long...I have even considered selling the PS3 to get XBOX 360 because of this
Home should be what makes your final desicion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgVndZg7-aM

Coming soon, very soon. With home will be full XMB.
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#6
Dangle
Yea, communication, and multiplayer on the PS3 pretty much sucks. I don't know why they didn't just copy XBL from the beginning - Sony had a year to copy it. Oh well, you get what you pay for, I guess.

As far as home is concerned, it's a cool gimmick, but it absolutely is NOT a reason to spend hundreds of dollars on a console - you do that for the games. If you are having more fun using Home than you are playing FF13, then the PS3 just isn't the console for you.
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Ravenas
by: Dangle
Yea, communication, and multiplayer on the PS3 pretty much sucks.
False and false. I don't know why you post on something that you have no clue about, but I guess it gives you a reason to talk.
As far as home is concerned, it's a cool gimmick, but it absolutely is NOT a reason to spend hundreds of dollars on a console - you do that for the games. If you are having more fun using Home than you are playing FF13, then the PS3 just isn't the console for you.
The game selection and features on the PS3 are both very top par, I suggest you do research before posting.
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#8
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
so this isnt in game XMB ????? but you will be able to chat with people while you play and while they do something else on the PS3 ?
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#9
Ravenas
by: Easy Rhino
so this isnt in game XMB ????? but you will be able to chat with people while you play and while they do something else on the PS3 ?
It's half of it, the other half is in game music.
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: Ravenas
It's half of it, the other half is in game music.
so i can play r6v2 and have music on the PS3 playing in the background or over the game audio? and will i be able to play a game and have a video chat with someone who simply wants to talk ????
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#11
Ravenas
by: Easy Rhino
so i can play r6v2 and have music on the PS3 playing in the background or over the game audio? and will i be able to play a game and have a video chat with someone who simply wants to talk ????
Yeah, like all those messages that you have sent me on the PS3 that I have missed...lol. I will see those in the game.
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#12
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: Ravenas
Yeah, like all those messages that you have sent me on the PS3 that I have missed...lol. I will see those in the game.
but i see messages now while in game that a friend has signed on. also, it says when someone has sent me a message while im playing. are you saying i can hit the PS button and then go to the crossbar and down to messages and read it?? im very confused on how this will all work.
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#13
Ravenas
by: Easy Rhino
but i see messages now while in game that a friend has signed on. also, it says when someone has sent me a message while im playing. are you saying i can hit the PS button and then go to the crossbar and down to messages and read it?? im very confused on how this will all work.
Yeah, you be notified that you get a message. At that point, you can read it with a overlay type deal I'm assuming while still being in game.
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#14
DanTheBanjoman
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by: Ravenas
False and false. I don't know why you post on something that you have no clue about, but I guess it gives you a reason to talk.
Not exactly a strong defense. If you call bullshit on someone at least have arguments. (I have no clue about the facts, I don't do consoles)
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Ravenas
by: DanTheBanjoman
Not exactly a strong defense. If you call bullshit on someone at least have arguments. (I have no clue about the facts, I don't do consoles)
Lol...I'm not going to spoon feed the guy everytime he comes in and makes false statements. He isn't worth my time. If he feels the need to say something back I'll make a defense, but other than that I don't feel like arguing, I feel like telling it how it is. ;)
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#16
effmaster
by: Ravenas
Lol...I'm not going to spoon feed the guy everytime he comes in and makes false statements. He isn't worth my time. If he feels the need to say something back I'll make a defense, but other than that I don't feel like arguing, I feel like telling it how it is. ;)
Prove that their false.
Ive pretty much stayed out of this because i wanted to avoid arguing with you again and avoid being banned like we were warned from Jimmy only a few days ago. Have you learned nothing from that warning as I did?
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#17
Ravenas
Yeah I did learn something, it was you aren't worth talking to. ;) I'm not going to argue with people who just insist on carrying on an arguement for the sake of it.
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#18
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
a lot of people simply hate the ps3 because they spent their money on the xbox360 and now wish they had spent it on the ps3. it's best to avoid those bitter people.
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#19
effmaster
by: Easy Rhino
a lot of people simply hate the ps3 because they spent their money on the xbox360 and now wish they had spent it on the ps3. it's best to avoid those bitter people.
Thats just a blatant accusation with no sources to support it.
And no not really about me wishing I had a PS3 all in all there was really only 1 game for the PS3 that i wanted for 360 and thats MGS4. I couldnt care less about GTA4 or Devil May Cry or Final Fantasy. Those just arent my type pf games.
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: effmaster
Thats just a blatant accusation with no sources to support it.
And no not really about me wishing I had a PS3 all in all there was really only 1 game for the PS3 that i wanted for 360 and thats MGS4. I couldnt care less about GTA4 or Devil May Cry or Final Fantasy. Those just arent my type pf games.
i wasnt talking about you, but since you took it personally...
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#21
-1nf1n1ty-
I just dont see the 360 as the best console in the damn world, nor the Wii(especially not the Wii,lol) and the PS3...Im tired of people arguing over the consoles if you like the 360 then play it people that own a ps3 dont need to prove anything, the reviews are actually the exact same for every game the 360 has ported to the ps3 lost planet didnt deserve a 5.6 on the ps3....its EXACTLY THE SAME THING ON THE X360.....and I hear a lot people complain about the controllers which REALLY bother the hell out of me, the 360 controller kicks ass I love it, so does the ps3 controller.......but why are people hating on the ps3 controller so much? god sorry I kinda went off topic just console wars are stupid, if you have a 360 let them embrace the failure rates, till then Ill have a console that actually works(PS3 and Wii): Im having a LAN anyone wanna play ps3 or something online? message me and name a game we can play
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#22
effmaster
by: Easy Rhino
i wasnt talking about you, but since you took it personally...
You really do love making people out to look like dumbasses dont you? even though they really arent in real life.
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#23
-1nf1n1ty-
by: effmaster
You really do love making people out to look like dumbasses dont you? even though they really arent in real life.
You really do love to carry a stupid argument like this on don't you?
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#24
Thermopylae_480
Please discuss this subject in a friendly and courteous manner; this is the final warning. Any further misbehavior may result in infractions for those involved and WILL result in closing of this thread.

-Thanks
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#25
Dangle
I own two Playstation 3s, and after a year and a half, I'm still trying to justify my purchase over just waiting for a real game to release - I even bought my first PS3 for $1200 on eBay... the only good thing abt that is I got to register the PSN names, Woot, Butt, and Pearl Harbor. Sure there are good games, but they're multi-platform, and if you also own an Xbox 360, there's no absolutely no point in buying multi-platform games on the PS3. The communication is absolute garbage compared to Xbox Live. Allz I said was, Sony should have just copied XBL from the start - rather than wait 18 months.
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