Sony Falsely Advertises Cross-Game Chat For PS Plus Members

Gaming Blend "The standard of baseline shamelessness and poor marketing decisions will always be Capcom. They set a new low with advertising features for Street Fighter X Tekken that weren't there, and unfortunately that's not going away anytime soon. Sadly, Sony tried pulling a Capcom with PlayStation Plus members by advertising cross game chat in a new promotion for PS Plus, even though the PS3 can't utilize cross-game chat due to RAM limitations."

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PirateThom1802d ago

William Usher seems to be a bit of an ass. Really aggressive writing style.

iamnsuperman1802d ago (Edited 1802d ago )

The fact is the guy had to buy the card in the first place means it isn't false advertising as you have to buy the product to see this information. Oversight by SCEE not false advertising. Big difference here I would expect people to actually realise

Army_of_Darkness1802d ago

Someone is trying real hard to find something negative about sonys ps3.... Dude, it's the end of the life cycle, fu*$king relax.

Outside_ofthe_Box1802d ago (Edited 1802d ago )

Interesting that this is mistakenly listed as a PS+ feature. Could this mean that for the PS4, cross game chat could be a PS+ only feature?

Dee_911802d ago


If I was this blogger I probably wouldve went a different route and said "Cross game chat possibly coming to ps3" which probably wouldve generated just as much heat if not more.
But seeing that this .. blogger considered this an advertisement im not too shocked that he didnt come to that conclusion.Instead stupid knows negative news is hot news.
Other than that im looking forward to what PR is going to say about this?

Wintersun6161802d ago


Most probably not because that feature is free on Vita.

MrBeatdown1802d ago (Edited 1802d ago )


Cross-game chat was mentioned once before like this, before PS+ went on sale. It popped up somewhere listed as a feature, and Sony took it down and said it wasn't happening. My guess is that cross-game chat was the plan at one time but it was ditched for whatever reason, and that this text is just an early version of the PS+ description that someone cut and pasted without going over.

SilentNegotiator1802d ago

CinemaBlend trolling against the PS3? I'm not shocked one bit.

antbolton891802d ago

It might mean the vita's cross game chat, ps plus is coming to the vita soon

AAACE51802d ago

Doesnt matter much... Sony has been lying for years! We dont care as long as the good games keep coming!

JBernardo1801d ago

Actually, you're wrong. You don't need to buy a PSN card to see that. If you get into the store and go to PSN+ subscriptions, that little text is there as well. Even before I subscribe to PSN+. So yeah, it is false advertising. Does it bother me? No, since I know for a fact that PS3 won't have Cross Game Chat. But what about those who came from Xbox Live and saw that? Won't they probably subscribe to PSN+? That's the problem...

decrypt1801d ago

Sony falsely advertises a lot of things, this is nothing new and certainly not news lol.

DragonKnight1801d ago

You wanna know how this article's author is full of it? I'm literally looking at the description for PS+ right now and there is NO mention of cross game chat. Granted, I live in Canada so SCEA takes care of things on my end, but if SCEA and SCEJ don't mention it, wouldn't that tell you something? Well, it would tell someone smart that this was a simple mistake and not false advertising, but everyone knows that hating on Sony is the cool thing to do.

inveni01801d ago

Isn't PS+ coming to Vita? Doesn't Vita have X-Game Chat?

TotalHitman1801d ago


No, not really. The PS Vita has cross game chat. I don't see why this would be any different with the inevitable PS4.

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kikizoo1802d ago


retards :
" PS3 can't utilize cross-game chat due to RAM limitations"

lol, complete non sens..

nukeitall1802d ago

Complete nonsense?


This is well known and admitted by Sony executives.

Irishguy951802d ago

Haha, this is fact, Sony came out and told us why. It was the Ram. Fair ****s to them for admitting it. Did you forget that already?

sjaakiejj1802d ago

Nukeitall and Irishguy, you're both wrong.

It's not RAM limitations that prevents cross game chat from happening. It's the fact that the PS3 is late into its cycle, and games that released use the full RAM on PS3 (e.g. they weren't built to accommodate the extra memory Cross Game Chat would take).



Which means exactly the same.

If the whole discussion is about adding cross game chat (a feature that's used while playing a game as the name imply) obviously we're considering how much RAM is left free while playing to run the feature. There's none. Hence the RAM is the limitation.

Change your name to Captain Obvious.

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showtimefolks1802d ago

Been though this it's not possible on ps3 and it will launch with ps4 still for free while people will be aging for it on xbox720

Move on this issue has been posted again and again and mistakes like these shouldn't be happening

Gothdom1802d ago

There IS cross-chat, but in text-form

geddesmond1801d ago

Photoshopped. No store top button in the top left, no Search button, no redeem code button, no view download button, and no view cart button in the top right

makemyteapunk1801d ago

So typical of Sony. No wonder they have lost so many fans to the 360.

Sony really needs to change its business practices if they want to change their fortunes around.

dafegamer1801d ago

"No wonder they lost so many fans to the 360"
WTF? Dont you mean that 360 Fans are coming to ps3 due to lack of 360 exclusives.

makemyteapunk1801d ago


Xbox fans going over to PS? What? The 360 was the best selling console in 2011 and so far in 2012. Sony used to have a majority share of the market, now they have the smallest. Does that sound like keeping fans to you?

Yeah and the 3 biggest exclusives releasing the the near future are coming out on 360 (halo, gears and forza) so where is this "lack of". Just because you Sony fanatics keep claiming there are no 360 games, doesn't make it so.

Pillsbury11801d ago

halo, gears and forza those are the ONLY three exclusives you keep repeating over and over... where are the other great exclusives like the last of us and beyond? go pay micro$oft 50$ a year for nothing and I will keep playing my free service and great exclusives

Edward751801d ago (Edited 1801d ago )


Keep playing your free service and great exclusives, from a company that is dying. Sony will need to charge nex gen, hands down. If not then I think that the next Sony system could be the last.

Edit... CHANGE not charge

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Axecution1801d ago (Edited 1801d ago )

This is a justifiable reason to sue. I think you guys are really underestimating the effect this can have on an uneducated consumer.

"Little Billy said that he wants an X-Box cause it has cross game chat, but this Playstation Plus thing gives him cross game chat on the PS3! *Buys a PS3*"


Even though the chances of that happening are pretty slim, i could easily go buy a PS3 right now and sue based off of that logic.

They need to fix this ASAP

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MDC311802d ago

ps3 has less ram than my 2001 pc how terrible

Cupid_Viper_31802d ago

You're using a 2001 PC in 2012, how terrible.

NastyLeftHook01801d ago

owned into the ground! you got smashed.

makemyteapunk1801d ago

Who says he uses it? It could just be laying around.


Stop acting like such a child.

TrueStoryGuy1801d ago