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Condoleezza Rice3819d ago (Edited 3819d ago )

Ladies and Gentlemen;THIS is living!

sonarus3819d ago (Edited 3819d ago )

Just as i suspected. The guy actually said its still a concept so for all we know, in game xmb might not be here for another month. I tell you guys stop getting excited about this crap. In game xmb is a myth

vitz33819d ago (Edited 3819d ago )

@ Condoleezza Rice
Indeed. So why is Xbox live $50 now?


I love the new in-game XMB feature. This isn't something that I have my heart set on, but it would be nice to be able to browse the internet and access photos in-game as well. Again, I'm content with what they're giving to us (FREE at that), but I guess I'm being greedy.

I'm sure it would be difficult for them to do these things considering the memory requirements for this new feature might be high enough as is.

My favorite feature is the ability to switch games instantly. It would help streamline the game invitation process. I wonder if it works for Blu-Ray games as well. For example I'm playing GTA4 and get a Resistance Invite. So I just hit eject, pop in resistance and wait for it to show up in the menu and then jump right in.


Regarding the trophy system.

I'm guessing they're not going for a directly quantifiable system. I don't think it's so much a gamerscore, as it is a collection.

I don't think there will be a number or anything attached to your name, but a sort of trophy "shelf" which other people can view. It'll expose the people who are clearly "achievement whores", since they'll have a ridiculously large collection of bronze and silver trophies.

Just a guess.

BTW how are they going to handle old games? Does the system read old save files or do I have to start over? Either way it's gonna make a bunch of games worth it to go through again.

BobDog3819d ago (Edited 3819d ago )

i reckon 2.4 has ingame xmb, people just use the word concept and beta to cover their arses incase it has probs

Condoleezza Rice3819d ago

Eric Lempel,05:06 in the video-"You'll have this VERY soon".

It's coming soon.Period.

sonarus3819d ago

Knowing that it exists changes nothing, we have known that for a while now. All that matters is when will i be downloading it.

MikeGdaGod3819d ago (Edited 3819d ago )

now we can start complaining about other stuff.......

where's the cross-game voice chat?
where's the video store?
where's Home?
why can't they update it so there's an IR sensor in there?
why do i have to put a game in the system when i want to play it?
why can't we play 360 games on our PS3's?
why can't my PS3 cook my dinner AND wash my clothes at the same time?
why do i have to buy games, can't you just GIVE them to us?

EDIT: @CrashSharc..........yes you're right

why can't we play two games at once?


CrashSharc3819d ago

Can't Play TWO games At ONCE!?!?!?!?! But... but.... TEH CELLLL!!!!!

lol, jk. Can't wait for the update. Hopefully all the whiners will just SHUT UP now :P

Qbanboi3819d ago (Edited 3819d ago )

As soon as E3 comes..

Megaton3819d ago

Looking pretty good, and I really wanna see the trophy video. I'm much more curious about how that's going to work out.

I think it's safe to say it's dropping during E3? Better to drop something backed by this much anticipation in front of an E3 crowd (and the viewers at home) than silently in the night.

SixTwoTwo3819d ago (Edited 3819d ago )

Ok he said there will be a video for the trophies in a few days so I'm guessing we might see 2.4 next week. Damn I can't wait XDXDXD. Why are we paying for Live again??? Oh yeah because MS tells us its necessary okay XDXDXD

vitz33819d ago (Edited 3819d ago )


Alot of people are hoping for an E3 release. I'm hoping much sooner. Like this Thursday.

ChrisGTR13819d ago (Edited 3819d ago )

:( i was looking forward to playing 2 games at the same time. lol

zPlayer3819d ago

hey just so you know, in the vid he said that the sound track from the xmb is a concept not the in game xmb. its quick to make a judgment like that. especially when you saw it fully functioning.

SixTwoTwo3819d ago

Yeah damn Sony. Why can't I play MGS4 and Pain at the same time. 2.4 fails lol.

Polluted3819d ago

@scottie2521: You know I actually saw some guy whining about having to put in a game disc when he gets an invite in another thread.

MikeGdaGod3819d ago (Edited 3819d ago )

@ Polluted........

might have been me. i'm an @sshole when i'm sleepy. LOL

goodnight all

hardmetal3819d ago

Yeah, Do you wanna it ? Do you feel it?? LET ME HEAR IT!


AlterEgo3819d ago

Sonarus, I know the deal, but I just can't stand to see you lose so many bubbles and get so many disagrees man...

When will the madness stop?!


Either way, w00t w00t would be most appropriate I guess right now...or maybe when we get a concrete release date.

Omegasyde3819d ago (Edited 3819d ago )

dude its coming. And soon, they wouldn't of posted a official if not.

The real question is what will remain in the ingame XMB,

1)You don't need Internet to browse while playing games,
2)You don't need to look at the PS Store while in game
3)The Settings is a plus but do we really need to check network connections during in game? I can see this actually creating probs.
4)do we need to change users while in game...
5) no mention of a playlist option...
6) "voice chat" was in "their concept" I doubt it will make it unfortunately. He would of mentioned that for sure since that itself would be the biggest feature.
7) in game switching to other titles is a plus, but we all know that some people are going to $%@# over their save files while the HDD indicator light is blinking.

Also Home Beta users are probably going to get a huge update with game launching actually working flawlessly. I have a feeling that is why 2.4 took so long.

And what the heck, WHY IS THIS UPDATE A 2.4 IT DESERVES A WHOLE NUMBER. 3.0 being it's the biggest firmware update yet. Its also huge enough to warrant a larger number based on specs and improvements.

Unless Sony is saving the 3.0 title for "home" launching....

EDIT: to the fellow below me:

Dude say all the smack while you can. Once "Home" hits which happens to have all of those features plus REMOTE PLAY. I think you will cancel your Live account definitely then. Heck Microsoft might have to make Xbox Live Free just to keep the subscriptions of all the multi-console owners active.

ofx3603819d ago (Edited 3819d ago )

I know alot of you fanboys were just soooo ecstatic to hear that the ps3 was finally catching up(sorta) to the 360...but wait wait wait...did you hear...You have to TURN OFF THE GAMES MUSIC to listen to your own music. HAHAHA leave it to sony to find some broke way to fix something j/k. But in my eyes the 360 has the still better online service. Even though cross game messaging is cool the 360 has alot more(cross game invites, cross game chat, UNIFIED SYSTEM, etc). Does it warrant $50 a YEAR, well that up to you. And before you tear me apart realize that this is not a fanboy comment, this is an opinion (plus I only own a PS3)

Edit: At the guy above me...(@ his Edit) Do you know this for certain or are you just another fanboy spouting thing you WISH would happen. Im going with the 2nd option

BobDog3819d ago

yeah ofx home is meant to do all that, but the question is

when is home gonna get here and when it launches will home contain all this, or will it be added to over time

SL1M DADDY3819d ago

With the addition of 2.40's in-game text massaging you will be able to send in-game and cross-game invites. I say this because the PS3 uses it's own massaging system for invites so they come to you like a standard message and you just have to click accept invite. Now with being able to access these messages in-game you will be able to see the invite and then accept. Of course, like all other games, even on the 360, you will have to quit your current game and insert the new game then accept the invite but they are cross-game no less.

Sorry, but once 2.40 hits, paying 50 bucks a year for Live will be without excuse. I play the PS3 and the 360 online all the time and to be honest, depending ont he game, they both are about the same in terms of lag and playability. COD4 plays exactly the same. UTIII is fast and furious, GT5:P is amazingly lag free and has 16 cars on the track. When the dev does what they need to do to make the online work, you get a flawless experience on the PSN and all for free.

Paying for an online gaming service has been silly for years as it has always been free on the PC and now that it is free on the PS3, there is little to no excuse as to why MS can't go with a free service.

And as for you having only a PS3... For some reason I have to say I doubt that...

ofx3603819d ago (Edited 3819d ago )

While i only have a ps3, i'm very happy about this. But to see sony fanboy go apesht about this and say "sad to see people pay for online" is just ridiculous. Ps3 maybe be catching up but it is still a LOOONG shot from Live. Live has GUARANTEED:Crossgame messaging, Crossgame invites, Crossgame chat, MSN, Video messaging, Ingame music, Crossgame invites, UNIFIED ONLINE, Achievements, etc. As for the ps3... nothing is guaranteed. Its more of a crap shoot, you might get this feature with this game but not with that game. Just look at MGO...sad. This is a step in the right direction for sony but they have a lot more steps to take before you fanboys start claiming superiority

p.s- Why would i spend $600 dollars on a console i dont like. (PSN-Ofx360)
p.s.s- GT:P lag free??? Thats a laugh. I dont know how many times i had a car slingshot in front of me, spin out of control, then start shooting up and down the road causing others(as well as me)to spin out. Probably just happens me though right?

mistertwoturbo3819d ago

Sonarus, you didn't pay too close attention to the guy talking. He was referring to the music controls as a concept that they're working on.

Other than that, finally in-game XMB. And finally millions more complaints about stuff that PSN doesn't have that live has.

Bubble Buddy3819d ago (Edited 3819d ago )

And that clock I've always wanted is finally there too. Good job Sony. Can't wait to use it.

Madmax12819803819d ago

what i find hillarious about this is that everybody is so exited about this considering the xbox 360 has had these features right out of the box from day one and was out one year earlier and on top of that supposedly rushed to market aswell.

if you intend to disagree id like to know why as what ive said is fact.

Time_Is_On_My_Side3819d ago (Edited 3819d ago )

lol, concept means that it's still undergoing its look it doesn't mean it isn't coming out.

Concept: an idea of something formed by mentally combining all its characteristics or particulars; a construct.

Developers will have artist that will make concept art as a rough draft for the final version. This is just giving us an idea of what it will be. So when released it might look different because it isn't the final version yet. With concept art it doesn't mean a certain character in a game won't be there but just might not look like that on the last stages.

In other words "concept" is another world for rough draft to give people an idea of the final vision.

LeSouteneur3819d ago

How many bubbles have you lost trying to get fanboy of the month?

Anyway, everyone say it together now: Go Sony! Go Sony! This is one HUGE update, thank Sony for giving it to us for free!

jdoggystyyle3819d ago

should just be called... (everything we can steal off of xbox live version 1.2)

rexor07173819d ago

It says it will be out on the 2nd.

jamesrocks31473819d ago

in game voice chat over all games!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

come on sony make that 2.45 or 2.50 please

everybodys feedback you will get will request this the most next
so please then PSN owns more!!!

who agrees with me here? click it.

cool83819d ago (Edited 3819d ago )

its offial!

popup3819d ago


I think it may be quite cool to be able to check for help or tips if you get stuck by accessing google during the game you are playing.

thesummerofgeorge3819d ago

I love it! The in game XMB is so comprehensive, not a mini version, or a side bar... the whole f*ckin deal, and for the fair price of $0.00. All in the same summer that we get the movie store on PSN. It's gonna be an increasingly difficult task to argue PSN isn't the best online experience for the best price (or lack there of).

cito35th3819d ago

I DONT KNOW IF PEOPLE NOTICED BUT THE UPDATE IS SAID TO COME JULY 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! YAY!!

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NDN_Shadow3819d ago

Hi everyone! We know you’re all patiently waiting for the next PS3 firmware update, v2.40, which includes XMB access in-game and Trophy support. The good news is that it’s coming soon, and you can now see how accessing the XMB from in-game will work in this video demo.

Shortly, we’ll be posting another video here on the PlayStation.Blog that shows the Trophy feature in action for the first time. At that time we’ll provide even more details on how firmware v2.40 will enhance your PLAYSTATION 3 experience.

NDN_Shadow3819d ago

I can't wait for the second video actually. Looking forward to this FW update.

Proxy3819d ago

With the power of the CELL, I was hoping to be able to run two games at the same time.


That was a lot of talk for just a few features, but those are exactly the features I want, and we all know PS3 is taking a huge step in the right direction with this one. Can't wait for the added communication this will bring with my friends and clan mates. :D

Time_Is_On_My_Side3819d ago

I think this video was more on proof that it is actually possible on the PlayStation 3. I consider the second video the real video because it will be Sony's answer to XBOX 360 Achievements.

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leeger3819d ago

i cant see the video. grrrrr

Solid_Snake6663819d ago

yes yes yessssssssssssssssss i love it

soul899er3819d ago

yes and its FREE! x] take That Live! xD

Hulligan853819d ago

Damn it, beat me to posting this!