GameSpot writes: "We met up with Sony last Friday to get a preview of the upcoming Firmware 2.40 update for the PlayStation 3. Eric Lempel, Sony director of PlayStation Network Operations, gave us a quick tour of the new firmware features."
Gaming has changed. It's no longer about fun, challenges, or storytelling. It's an endless series of point whoring done by gamers on machines. Gaming - and its consumption of life - has become a well-oiled machine. Gaming has changed. ID-tagged gamers play on ID-tagged consoles, use ID-tagged accounts. Specifications inside their save files enhance and regulate their rewards. Trophy control. Gamerscore control. Parental control. Region-specific differences control. Everything is monitored and kept under control. Gaming has changed. The age of next-gen promises has become the age of control... All in the name of averting catastrophe from casual gaming and waggle. And he who controls the most features... Controls the console war. Gaming has changed. When the consoles are under total control... ...Gaming becomes routine.
get a life...seriously
Post Of The Month. Rotflmao. Bubbles up man
pity SOME people wont have the sense to know what you are talking about
IT WAS A JOKE, if you played MGS4 you would've of got it. but clearly not.
awesome post! Vojkan you havent played mgs4 ? hmmm...
Nice one, you really should get out more though, that must have taken some time :) But I guess you are time lord, so I suppose you do have the whole "Lord of Time" thing going for you, keep up the good work, and nice post. "Lord of Porn"
lol that was good. Defiantly will probably go over some peoples heads though.
lol awesome thumbs up
And its all true..LOL..i needed a good laugh, thank you.. Bubbles!!
MGS quotes never get old. hahha.. love it... the cool thing is this quote can apply to almost everything... maybe it's a plot by The Patriots... o_O
Can we make it so on n4g when you type "patriots" it's replaced by "la-li-lu-le-lo" lol
WOW Realy WOW that was one of the best post.... 戦争は変わった
you see, i'm like (edited for spoiler)... i'm an elite patriot so no word filtration in my nanomachines... muahahahahhaha! :P but i like your idea, they need to update JD to control N4G too!
eventhough u changed up some of the lines, it fit perfectly. very creative....and true!
hahahaha that was really funny :D
yo i would give you infinte bubbles if i could you killed that lmao
err you guys realize Time Lord didn't make this? it was made ages ago by some website (might have been Sarcasticgamer) but what the hell- have a bubble Time
quit being a hater... MGS... send my spirits soaring to the skies
Good one. +bubbles.
You get bubbles!
I disagree with you Time Lord. Its a feature brought about by demand and its not compulsory. I applaud you in the way you presented your argument though, well done =) but I believe this gen to be superior to the last and many people like such features. @ 1.3 "pity SOME people wont have the sense to know what you are talking about" Stupid thing to say, your basically trying to insult people that disagree before they even have. I respect his opinion and see the sense in what he is saying but I disagree.
You are an A-Grade A-HOLE!! Awesome post Lord.
i am impressed by sony there finaly gettin caught up wit microsoft
Lol. Hilarious comment, bubbles to you
It would be nice if you actually credit the guy on neogaf who actually wrote this para in their MGS4 thread.
lol great post...but gaming did come with high scores at the beginning, then for the next few gens it was lost, and now it's back :). And I think this will at least give PS3 more of an even playing field in the multiplatform department...other than the media trying to say the 360 version is better because of only achievements.
that was brilliantly played, and kind of freakishly relevant. i think i'll crawl under my bed and play my NES. that's not ID controlled is it?
best post ever!
nice Time lord. I feel like I,m playing MGS4 all over again
I read that on Neogaf.
How long did it take you to come to that conclusion or in you case assumption.. Nice one anyway. Bubble Up....
give that man a bubble!
It could be worse Your Xbox could be at the repair shop Oh sorry most of your Xbox's are at the repair shop RROD Rule Never mind Xbots your ass has been getting a King sized Kicking all year You'd think we would get sick of rubbing it in But we aint Your Xbox is Now Offically DEAD And i hate to say i told You so But I told you so
If you bought a car and the tyres kept falling off why the **** would you but another , i never got it ?
Have fun with your achievement points... and you guys say that Xbox copies PS3? LoL
@1.1 We'll keep buying the same car cuz it gives us pleasure to use and does what a car is supposed to. on the other hand why would people buy a POS fake car which is more expensive but has pedals to make it work and most of the time you can't even reach the destination.
I can get you like it, thats up 2 you but , when i buy something i put it where its going to sit for the next couple of years and it entertains me , not burn my ****ing house down !! And how is the ps3 fake i dont get it ? "most of the time you can't even reach the destination" My ps3 aint broke ever , RROD is that you cant reach the destination , think you got mixed up there ?
Bubbles for Time Lord indeed. That was brilliant! Anyway props for GameSpot for having "The Artifacts" as one of their in game music selections. Boy do I miss good hip hop music from the 90's
well to be honest i think they didn't make the video, if you go check the same video on 1up or the playstation blog or probably ign it's gonna be there, and the same albums. that's just the video sony probably distributed.
Well whoever it was that has the Artifacts, may it be Sony or any other gaming blog/site should get mad props! I wish GTA 4 can have custom soundtracks so I can make my own Classics station (even I love DJ Premiere)
are their previews and such always done in such a dull un inspired tone. Not sure why, but it really did just seem like they were forced to write it. Like a child who has to write an article in school, but does not want to.
IGN had 3 pages of what exactly your getting (and no getting) with 2.40 updates, with their editors impression. Gamespot has been going downhill for while now.
that was great Time Lord
Messaging friends without exiting game = priceless. err nm.. its 50/mo actually.. tee-hee.
lol, i see what you did there... but a correction is needed... it's $50/yr ;)
What happend to ur fking judgement day? now it will be dead with fw2.4. after that? hom.o or lbp? then borezone 2?
you make little sense...
... You fail.
poor xbot crying in his soup. get over it
ROFL Judgement day was the beggining of the end for you bots, dont you get it?
will we get a small icon on the screen that indicates the new unreaded messages in inbox??? or will we have to check inbox folder from time to time??? i hate this!
there's a setting in the XMB Settings to set whether or not you want to be alerted. It's been there since day 1.
i know man, i mean an icon whitch will stay on the screen untill you read all new messages?? thanks
hrmm.. guess we'll find out July 2
epic so is there anything left on Live that PSN won't do post-2.4? just wondering... if not, play b3yond @DJ lol that's it? and we get plenty of features not available on XBL like a web browser and conference chat? lol, epic
And advertisements on the Playstation Store.
enhance game invites: like say you are being invited to play Stardust HD, you accept it, and the PS3 will automatically boots up the game. thats what i want
actually much hasnt changed at all. ps3 trophies are NOT required.only sonys games will have them. third party ps3 games wont have them..also he said that in game xmb is only available if the game has a patch for it. . on 360 trophys are required so every game must have them unlike ps3.
what are you yapping about?? did you watch the walkthrough? the guy said that 3rd party devs have the tools to implement Trophies and will be patching their games to do so- apparently, 70% of games will have trophies at launch and why wouldn't every 3rd party dev implement this into their upcoming games? it makes their games appeal more and it only takes like a few days to implement in-game XMB will be available in almost everything so yeah a lot of things have changes, but one thing hasn't- your still laughably misinformed stop trying to dampen the effect this update will have- you know you can't
In game XMB will work with all games. Only thing that needs support from the developers are the custom soundtracks, to play music. And trophy will not be mandatory right away but will be in the future (the reason for that is that there are games that are almost done and it wouldnt be possible to add trophies in them)
They said initially Sony will not make it mandatory so as not to impede with a game far in development but at some point Sony will make them required. And BTW why wouldn't 3rd parties make them? They make achievements for the 360.....
damn it people did any of you view the video??? he said they have the OPTION to do so if they want. go back and view the vid again so youll see that he indeed said that. they are not forcing them to do it like MS is. and he said that not all games support in game xmb and itll take you to the normal 4 option screen in some games that arent patched.
No time for losers coz we r the champions PS3FTW WOOT WOOT WOOT
This man was seen the light and its beautiful !
heh and people complain that Sony isn't bringing out enough RPG's..... well here's a huge one for ya =)
Hah, kid said XMB is a clone of the guide.
only XMB is the sexier one :P