AnalogHype: While you worrying about Xbox Live being down for another 4 hours last night, a new feature was added to the New Xbox Experience feature list.
Thats some amazing stuff right there, Xbox got some heat. But ps3 is still better :p
You can keep your little world full of teenage boys, while I'll enjoy watching movies, shows and playing casual games with my girlfiend. But then again, to each his own.
i'm with you on that one the new dash is shaping up to be something really good for gaming in general, it finally is taking the xbox out of the strictly for games market and turning it into the center piece of the living room the ps3 has nice features but microsoft seems to stay one step ahead of them when it comes to their online network, it isn't a shot at sony it is just that microsoft has a very clear image of what they want live to turn into where as sony is still trying to build PSN into their Live it'll be interesting to see if sony comes out with anything to take on the netflix partnership head on
Except that the PS3 still has the slicker and most beautiful interface even after XBL upgrade, and that's even before Home. People like me have been using their PS3 as a media center since 2 years now, MS is a bit late to the party I think... It's a nice try to change their '12 year-old kid playing FPS' image linked to the 360, but I don't think it can work... They'll still be linked to the hardcore crowd. There's only one Wii after all, even the PS3 doesn't appeal as much as the Wii to casual gamers. It could change next year though with Sony Eyepet , which looks stellar and will appeal to the casual crowd much much more than a Mii ripoff. For Miis, people already have the Wii after all. LBP should sell many PS3 to casual gamers too, and MS has no answer to this 10/10 gem.
Where's the 360 webbrowser? It seems Sony is holding their own. The only advantage I c at this point is cross game invites on the 360. Everything else is already available and free on the ps3.
I believe LBP will be a fantastic game, and I'm going to be one of the first in line to buy it upon release. But how is this game going to be enough to pull in a bunch of casual gamers to buy a 400 dollar console? I think it will get its fair share of newcomers. But we are talking about a crowd of people that don't usually do a lot of gaming, and are more into quick fixes and probably handheld games that don't offer a whole lot. LBP is a HUGE game that, despite its look, seems to cater more to the hardcore crowd to me. I just don't see parents spending almost 500 bucks on LBP and a PS3, when the Wii and 360 can offer a good gaming experience for less.
how is the PS3 and PSN better when it comes to this... Netflix is not existent on the PS3... forget Netflix... there is nothing like it on the PS3... better only to the sony lovers... how can you compare NOTHING with something?
I'm sorry, but why are all the Sony fanboy's trolling Xbox news? If anything it makes you look envious. The post shouldn't be about who's console is better. On topic: I can't wait for the Dashboard update with Netflix and now Starz. Downloadable TV shows for free (like it should be)...awesome. As a Netflix subscriber I have been most looking forward to this.
This is how behind Sony is and their PSN. Fanboys will mention LBP while MSFT is going to release The NXE's Community XNA games platform/service/tool. LBP is a poor man's attempt at what MSFT's doing. Read up IGN has a poll on which game will you most likely get in Oct, PS3 fans don't wan't to see that poll. LBP vs Community XNA games
@Monchichi025 - Which console are you even talking about? You seem to be explaining the features of both. @POW - Do you even know what LittleBigPlanet is? Seriously, there are a lot of people that have never even touched a PS3/360 on this site, and somehow they think they're qualified to tell everyone what games and features are better. In LBP I can actually make my own mini-game. As far as I know XNA is something you have to pay to be a part of, and actually be experienced at making games for (like programming). Then again, I probably know as much about XNA as you know about LBP (let me spell it out for you: Next to nothing). Don't comments like this belong in the Open Zone? And instead of "reading up" I think I'll actually experience the games for myself thank you. If people like you have opinions on the internet, who knows what kind of skewed bias I'll come across.
oh my god that's crazy yo analog hype once dropping that hotness in the game industry 1luv ya'll peace
...you mean the very same "new" XBL Experience that is copying the XMB and the Nintendo Miis? This is not anything MS added to anything, this is something that Netflix added and thus MS benefited. Anyone with a PC benefits too. And we are allowed to comment on ANY story, regardless of where our "fanboyism" lies. Why you people keep thinking that no one is allowed to call anyone on your precious "good news" is beyond me.
I know LBP is being boasted as being Sony's User generated content edge over MSFT, from PS3 fans lol(gamers can make a profit from LBP too).
Power of Green. You're really dissing Little Big Planet? You swing for the fences, man...
Perhaps LBP is being boasted, as it should be. However, to use your netflix you're going to have to have a netflix subscription, 50+netflix. Interesting, if you already have the netflix, cool, if you have a PS3 it's as easy as 123 to watch netflix movies on it. What's new? Nothing in my eyes.
LBP boasted in 360 threads? people are well aware of what is needed to use the movie service lol. Funny you mentioned LBP and Netflix when you replied to me when my point was in a User generated content vs User generated content context. Sounds like sour grapes. Sony fans trolling in here doesn't exactly convince anybody they could care less. I doubt any other netflix online platform are as advanced as the 360's lol. You should read up on it before you spew your sour grapes in this thread. So many announcment still secret when it comes to THE NXE it is better to admittttt that Sony is beat and folks should leave it at that.
On IGN, LBP is in second place behind Fable II. Want to know why? Because IGN is overrun with Microsoft fans. Just like any news site, there is an overwhelming majority on one side.
any disagrees you may have received for saying the new dashboard looks awesome is simply from jealous fanboys. they know this stuff is very cool, and we know that if ps3 were getting it, there would be about 10x more comments here saying how great sony is. the new dashboard is shaping up nicely. and while ps3 is centering it's concept around a virtual world filled with endless advertisements, 360 is allowing us to watch movies and tv shows for the cost of a basic netflix membership (which a lot of us already have). and to the fanboys...you make no sense. if you are so convinced your system is the greatest thing ever, then why are wasting time in xbox related articles and forums trying to bash the system a lot of ppl are very happy with? the answer is simple...jealously and envy. this has been the story from the sony fanboys since the day 360 released. nothing but propaganda, denial, and excuses. EDIT: @the guy above me: did it ever occur to you that it's because more people are considering fable 2 to be the better game? LBP belongs in 1992 with all the other 2D side-scroller games. The game requires almost 0 AI, nothing special about the graphics, and its success is dependent on the originality of a generation that can't tell you what continent they live on. It's just another ps3 game that has been way over-hyped. I say you're lucky to see it at number 2, cuz i can guarantee after it's released, we'll hardly ever hear about it and it won't be close to the top 10.
>> any disagrees you may have received for saying the new dashboard looks awesome is simply from jealous fanboys. << Or from people that think that it's being very over hyped and is copying off of everyone else. >> they know this stuff is very cool, << If not rather unoriginal. >> and we know that if ps3 were getting it, there would be about 10x more comments here saying how great sony is. << The "if this was on [name of system], you all would be praising it" excuse. Why can't people just agree to disagree without going through all of THAT? How do you KNOW that such would be the result? Oh, and the PS3 IS getting something LIKE it. It's called HOME! It was announced last year, far BEFORE MS came up with IT'S joke of a imitation. >> the new dashboard is shaping up nicely. and while ps3 is centering it's concept around a virtual world filled with endless advertisements, << Correction: Filled with demos and videos of upcoming games and of keynote speeches and games and lobbies. >> 360 is allowing us to watch movies and tv shows for the cost of a basic netflix membership (which a lot of us already have). << Apples, meet the oranges. >> and to the fanboys...you make no sense. if you are so convinced your system is the greatest thing ever, << If you want to address the fanboys in general like you worded this, then you have to address ALL fanboys, not just the PS3 ones. >> then why are wasting time in xbox related articles and forums trying to bash the system... << Remember, this is a public website, which anyone can comment on ANYTHING they see. Just because it's not in the section that would be "fit for them" doesn't mean they have any right to have an opinion and then express that view. Likewise, NONE of us really complain (us being an operative term meaning anyone else on the site) when the 360 fanboys comment on Sony news. You seem to be allowed and we seem to allow you, but we're not allowed to comment on YOUR "news"? >> ...a lot of ppl are very happy with? << Aside from those that have had to box their 360 for repair for the 5th time while seeing that it doesn't have that strong of a game lineup right now aside from Fable II and GoW2... >> the answer is simple...jealously and envy. << No, the answer is more complex than that, but not by much: They feel dismayed that MS gets its ideas from everyone else and doesn't offer too much originality and backstabbed that they don't do anything about the RRoD or that they don't have the statistical power or the games that another system (Wii or PS3) have. >> this has been the story from the sony fanboys since the day 360 released. nothing but propaganda, denial, and excuses. << Projecting the faults the 360 fanboys have onto the Sony guys? Kind of normal. >> EDIT: @the guy above me: did it ever occur to you that it's because more people are considering fable 2 to be the better game? << No one ever said that F2 would be a BAD game. Not sure where you see people denying that. They are saying that it won't appeal to everyone (which will be true, as with alot of games out there). >> LBP belongs in 1992 with all the other 2D side-scroller games. << So you're saying LBP is 2D and that platformers are obsolete! C'mon! >> The game requires almost 0 AI,<< So...there's going to be no enemies that was made? >> nothing special about the graphics,<< Have you seen any videos of LBP yet? >> and its success is dependent on the originality of a generation that can't tell you what continent they live on. << Congratulations, sir, you have just insulted EVERYBODY with that comment. >> It's just another ps3 game that has been way over-hyped. << Though no one has actually gotten to PLAY THE DAMN GAME YET!! And...didn't you guys overhype Too Human? And it's overhyped just because it's a PS3 game? That's what I got from reading that line. >> I say you're lucky to see it at number 2, << And Fable II being at number one is the way it's supposed to be, right? >> cuz i can guarantee after it's released, we'll hardly ever hear about it and it won't be close to the top 10. << Or it could be the Game Of The Year, with MGS4 close behind. See, this just goes to show just how much your comment made little headway into anything you were attempting to do.
monchichi025, you are so wrong, only like ugly scruby girls like the ps3 or xbox360, but the actually good looking girls like wii, dont even try to say that isnt true ik a bunch of fanboys will be negative but all well. I mean hot girls dont play video games, except maybe a VERY FEW, then wii came out and girls gave it a try, like buying it or playing it at parties, girls arnt hardcore gamers and MOST of the ones that are, are ugly. Also i would like to point out xbox360 and ps3 are hardcore consoles and wii is a casual console i just wanted to prove my point.
I did mention both, but the problem with your statement is that you never clarified it in the first place to be "in a 360 thread". Not to mention I clearly commented about people boasting about it, I didn't boast about it myself so your comments are completely way off base. How can the ps3 be beat? You get a new way to browse through movies on netflix? By streaming netflix from your PC to your PS3 you get to use the traditional Mouse & Keyboard with a full range display of all pages not just a "mini-browseresque" style from your "dashboard" -- which might I add, I don't think is much compared to what can be shown on the PC. I'll leave it at this since I'm pretty sure you wont come back to read this, most people don't. Oh wait, your 3 bubbles are full ::( sorry.
so clearly you sir, are a fanboy. the dashboard isn't being over hyped. in fact, i rarely heard anything about it between the time it was announced and now. and now we're a li'l more than a month away so we're starting to hear about it. and, as we hear about it, we're finding out we're getting more and more features. and i hear what you are saying about MS stealing ideas....you're just wrong. ps3 doesn't have that. in fact, ps3 just got its dashboard to be MORE like 360 in its last major patch. so basically, you're a hypocrite. we know who stole who's ideas. and sure, they've all stolen some times. most of the modern ideas stem from nintendo. but neither company has net flix. neither company is offering gameshow style play. and sony just got movies and tv shows...and guess what...they are more expensive than we were already paying. now we're going from 4 or 5 dollars per movie to 8 dollars a month for many many movies and tv shows. if you criticize that...there can be only one reason...you ARE jealous. please feel free to pick apart my new comment and prove my point further. so far the only things you've said have been embellishments, and i'm sorry, i'm not a politician, i live in a reality where fact is truth. and if i must address LBP again, yes i've seen a ton of videos. It's just a very boring game. There have been some cool ideas, like the tetris...but that's as far as it goes. the ideas are cool, but the gameplay itself looks incredibly boring. i would never play tetris like that...i'd just play tetris. also, remaking old ideas, is not that creative. in fact, it's the opposite of the definition of creative. second, i never said fable 2 would be a good game. i personally am not that excited for it. i'll probably rent it...just like LBP. all i said was that if the Poll results for LBP and Fable 2 showed that more ppl are looking forward to fable 2, the reason for that can only be because, obviously, more people are looking forward to it. and back to your breakdown of netflix and what you "already have." no, you don't. you have it a available on pc or on standalone units designed specially to deal with netflix and and other similar services. but the 360 is the only console that can do it. and therefore, it eliminates the need to watch on your pc, or get one of those units, or set up media center. Nobody is praising it to be the greatest thing ever (unlike everything sony announces). but it is an awesome feature for 360 owners. and it could just be the added incentive this xmas when deciding which system to buy. i'm sure there are other issues that i neglected to address but i feel that i got the major points across. in short, you, like most fanboys, are a hypocrite. and you can try to dress up your hypocrisy in what you believe to be even headed, logical statements. but they aren't. they are a reflection of your inability to give credit where it is due simply because it is coming from the competition to the system you chose to buy.
There you go, throwing around the fanboy label just because someone disagrees with your failed logic (and since I somehow lost a bubble from that last comment, and I can guess who it was that popped it, you, I figure that somehow I got in the head of someone). Everyone tries to imitate, yes, but it seems like MS's new dashboard is a blatant ripoff of EVERYTHING! MS didn't do too many things original and most people know it. They really didn't try to make anything better, just duplicate everything without much new innovation. And tell me where the PS3 is duplicating anything right now with what they have done. Is it the trophies, because if it is (the only thing in which you would have a small case), then you failed, because Sony also made something better with the addition of the levels and the comparing trophies, something MS doesn't have at the moment. That's why forgiveness for imitation is there, they make things better, unlike what MS is doing. In fact, the only thing that IS making it better is the one thing that you are bragging about, Netflix. Now I never said what they are doing is anything bad, but it isn't going to make me go out and buy a 360, since it isn't anything too special. I can do alot of the things that MS is going to let me do with Netflix on the PC. You're treating it and that game show thing like it's a system seller (despite what you're saying you mean), which is giving it WAY too much credit and is the reason why you're getting the type of criticism for your comment like I made, and no, I don't think everything Sony does is the best thing ever, but they have been on a very good roll as of late. And now you're saying that Fable II won't be that system seller, but that isn't what you said in your last comment, saying that F2 was where it should be, basically. And by the way, about LBP, what you said is just an opinion. It doesn't appeal to you. Fine, no one can please everyone. However, the comments that you are making to form your opinion don't make much sense. It was its graphics that attracted me to want to know more about the game and when I found out what the game was, I was hooked before the release. The creative things that it will have are perfect for what type of games I enjoy (I consider myself a middle of a road gamer, not quite a casual gamer, not quite a hardcore one. I can get into something like Halo 3 or MGS4, and then get into something like the Sims 2). Yes, I'm wanting to try Fable 2, as well, and will probably get the 360 for that one (like I got a Wii for Metroid Prime 3. I do not regret THAT Wii purchase, either. And I'm saying I HAVE and ENJOY the Wii, so that statistically takes me out of the fanboy thing, and I think that is used unfairly, anyway). But LBP is an innovation in my mind. This, in short, does not make me a fanboy. It makes you look like one. [email protected] DISAGREE(S): I get a disagree because I have a different viewpoint than the one you want to hear? At least state your reasons (unless your Spy (or is Spy TheMart), who doesn't have anymore bubbles).
Getting better and better.
Man Xbox is KILLIN the game right now. PS3 needs to come up with something epic and quick if they want to keep pace
am not a fanboy but the ps3 is killin the game right now did you see lbp,mgs4,r2,uncharted1 and hey I can't believe uncharted 2,killzone 2,ms2,trophiy system bieng expandid,free psn,mag,god of war 3,sotc2,home,heavy rain,White Knight Chronicles and still ps3 has lots of potential so,it's the right direction especially since ps3 uses blu ray,and so many articals stated that 360 is reaching its limit,also cliffy b sayd it am no 360 hater,gears 2 day 1 buy,it's amazing,but comments like these just get on my nervs I just say the truth the only thing I really,REALLY wish,I want the next gta to be ps3 exclusive,come on sam,dan,gta and body harvest are some of my favorite games ever 50 gb blu-ray disk is the right and wise decision for the series
Only in fantasy land of MS marketing... I have to agree with Ape, PS3 kills everything right now. LBP is now the game to own, Home is around the corner, Too Human flopped and Gears of Wars 2 looks subpar compared to resistance 2, according to the previews.
I disagree with both of you and don't see anything special about any PS3 game this year with the exception of MGS4 and it's excellent long story. 360 is were it's at and sales this holiday will show it like never before. People are smart and not everyone falls for that I'm not a fanboy or PS3 is the best crap.
Shoot im just happy because all this is coming around the corner for both consoles and my 360 still works so I will be able to experience all this stuff. Home brings the most to the table IMO but I look forward to a new XBox experirence too.
@lowcarb : you must be living under a rock on another planet, because the thing everybody's talking right now is LittleBigPlanet, the youtube of gaming... Before, it was MGS4, the best next gen game already out. And that's before Home, Resistance 2, Motorstorm 2... LBP alone will kill everything according to the previewers (first review : 10/10). All these things are exclusive to the PS3, like Blueray, Wifi and standard hard drives to make the PS3 a 1 Tb media center nearly for free. 360 had no AAA exclusives at all this year until now... They have no answer to LBP either... Generic FPS (mostly better on PC) won't make it.
ape007, I think you might be showing your true colors a bit don't cha think? His comments get you on his nerves but when the first person to comment says "PS3 is better" according to him, that doesn't get on your nerves? tsk tsk ...
what do you mean by true colors? as I sayed I chase games not consoles and ps3 right now is the king what's up with you my color changes with the right games when ps3 first released,psn was crappy and ps3 has no games at all except r1,ms 1.gears,360 and live were kings back then,but now ps3 has multiple AAA exclusives and if you can't see that you are blinded by the green(or sometimes turns red,it happened to me TWICE) and am not excited about home or the new dashboard tbh
ape...why would you mention anything positive about the PS3 in a 360 thread? ._. You should know the rules by now. But anyway, good for 360 owners if they get this new feature.
Does anyone know if this will require any caching to be done? I am curious how the video service will run with Arcade owners. If it's a straight stream, then the video service is awesome. Especially with the list of companies that are being supported. Should be nice.
Well netflix service on the pc streams via web browser. The higher your bandwidth the better your quality.
Arcade owners aren't important, anyone who knows enough to get a HDD would have one by now.
This is great and all... ...but I stream HD movies through my PS3 all the time. It supports VidX and XVid files. That's pretty much all you need.
Where do you get these movies from? And how many of them are actually legal for you to stream?
And the features keeps coming. This NXE is looking to be amazing.
... but still 10 miles behind PS3 Home, just like 360 games are 10 miles behind LBP and MGS4.
all im going to say is Xbox all day (^.^)
how boring you are *i get to walk around a virtual world and meet virtual ppl and interact becuz i have no life*
Whatever makes you sleep at night.
New Confirmed Feature For The New Xbox Experience : The RROD. Wait, no, it's not new.
its good that MS has taken your money and improved XBL! Its only been 5 years! I like how Sony doesnt take my money and yet they have improved by leaps over the last 6 months!
The story makes it sound as if this is an Xbox 360 feature, when infact it's for anyone who uses Netflix via, the new 360 experience, DLNA streaming to ps3 or 360, any set top box/tv which can stream Netflix, or your pc.
Leaving the gaming to the XBOX 360! YEAH! WOO!
In case you didn't know, the article is about movie services and too bad for you couldn't see Iron Man in Blu Ray.
My god, you nerds are hilarious! I can imagine ye's getting all p1ssed off caus someone slagged "your" console. Don't get me wrong, i'm a nerd myself, but you guys take the biscuit! I own a 360 and i'll get a ps3 when/if it overtakes the 360 - but in the meantime, i'm happy. This is the first time i've posted to a ps vs xbox fight, but i couldn't resist!! Seriously, you guys are super-nerds!! :-)
Wouldn't you get a PS3 for the games and features it provides, and not "when/if" it overtakes the 360?
ye but the ps3 doesn't have any games that i want, that the 360 doesn't already have. if the ps3 starts kicking the 360's @ss when it comes to multi-platform titles then i'll get the ps3. I had a ps2 before the 360, so i'm not a so-called "fanboy" (god, that word sounds so [email protected]!). I'm not brand-loyal, so it doesn't bother me which console i own, as long as the games are good. if the ps3 starts getting loads of exclusives that i want... i'll trade. P.S. Please don't reply with a load of games that are ps3 exclusive - i know them all already! cheers
I'm not about to waste your time reeling off the PS3 exclusives that are coming. I was just curious as to your statement, that's all. It seemed like the only way you would get a PS3 was if they won the "Console War". Cheers to you as well, and have a bubble. On me
Ye see! i knew there were normal people on here somewhere! thanks for the bubble (not quite sure how they work though), i gave you one aswell - although your probably not supposed to "swap" bubbles! I wouldn't pick a console only if it won the war... but if it won by a large margin... maybe... (excluding the wii, have one, crap) my gamertag is: Dannyeire send an invite if ye fancy a game of something!
Vinny Cafone Jr is my gamertag
Although I truly despise the Hagar-era Van Halen "Best of Both Worlds"
I believe Miley Cyrus said something similar...
I want bother purchasing a ps3 because rumors are sonys thinking of releasing a ps4 soon before xbox .PS3 to sony is one big massive head ache and costing them billions i don't blame them so i'll skip on the ps3 soon to be absolete
I was thinking of getting one shortly, too, but I've changed my mind. It just keeps going DOWNHILL for Sony, more so than usual, LMFAO. Thank the gods I caught wind of it while I still had time! Just saved almost 600 bucks on a paperweight!
I was all set to buy a ps3 in 2006/7! But I played it recently... and yeh it's good and all, but no way is it worth $700-800 in Australia. I'll be saving that money to put into a new PC. I have finally realised that my money is better spent there.
i dont think alot of people know what Home and Little Big Planet realy are. people hear some stuff and then make it what they want and hope it is.neither home or LBP are what i would call traditional games. home is not a game at all. lets start with home first. in order for you to take advantage of home, you have to be in home. you and what ever friends you party up with. you can join games together and return to home. but everyone has to be doing the same thing. with the new 360 dash, once you party up, everyone can do their own thing still. but everyone will still be connected through chat. you cant do that on ps3. so on the 360 1 person can be playing gears 2, others can be watching something like a dvd movie or one from the market place. and still others can be playing arcade games. and everyone will still be talking together. another thing i thought about was the whole creating your apartment in home. people have these ideas that there will be a party going on in their homes. NOT! me personally, im not going to be spending much time in someones virtual house doing nothing. (no video, music or pic sharing) everyone is going to think their pad is the greatest and send invites. but who is going to who's house? and with LBP alot of people are going to find out how bad they suck at creating. im glad this game has been made but i dont think its for the masses like its being billed. its going to take time to create these levels and some soft of skill. unless you think game developers have no real talent and that anyone can do their job. i think lbp will expose people who have an actual interest in getting into game making and push them in the right direction. all the others will be making garbage levels and uploading them like some one gives a rats. and speaking of LBP, it looks like to me it has one major restriction. no matter what kind of level you make its basically a side scrolling platformer. sure you can paint it different and add your favorite theme of the day( 360 rrod, mario. or penis's) but its still only a side scroller. let me know when there's a game that lets you really create whatever you want. like a shooter, or my own devil may cry type game. maybe a banjo or zelda game. not this played out 2D oldschool side 2 side platformer with different looks. this game will get played out fast. just my opion.
First you say making things in LBP is to hard, and then you say you want a game that lets you make anything from an FPS to a beat em up action game. Yeah, that makes perfect sense. The only way you're going to get a game like that is if you become a games developer. Even then you'll only be a part of the process (3D modeler, programmer, etc). The fact is you can do a lot with side scrolling. Look at the consoles of the past, like the NES and Sega Genesis. They seemed to do fine with technology that was limited to basic graphics (which meant a lot of side scrollers). There were a lot of fun games made back then, most of which are still fun to play to this day. Basically you're expecting more from something that has never been attempted before. I'm in the LBP beta, and there are a lot of bad levels. However, there are also a lot of good ones that stand out. The rating system in the full game will help weed out the bad ones, and help people find the good ones more easily. It's actually a very addicting game, and very fun for numerous reasons. There is no doubt that most of the casual gamers will make bad levels, but they can easily enjoy the other half of the game (actually playing other peoples levels). The core audience will (and has been so far) make great levels that are extremely engaging and fun to play. Even the Beta (which doesn't have the full tool set) shows a lot of potential and is hard to put down. Home has never claimed to be a game. People with that misconception will be disappointed, but Sony has never said that Home is a free game. It's just a place to meet people and gather to join games. I personally think it will be pretty fun meeting someone over a game of chess or bowling and then jumping into a game of Warhawk. A lot of people won't see the need for it, but it's free. So guess what, if anyone complains about a free feature they're an idiot. Use it or don't, but just because you can't see the potential doesn't mean it isn't there. And I don't see the draw to the xbox feature you mentioned. Why would I want to chat while watching a movie? I'd rather chat with people I'm actually playing with. Otherwise I can call people or use the PS3s regular chat feature. I see how it might be useful, but it is in no way necessary. In game XMB allows messaging from different games which is all I ever really needed. I also don't see what that has to do with LBP or Home. I also get the sense that you haven't actually played or been in either of these games/social communities. And this is an xbox article so how did this even come up?
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if you noticed, i never said i didnt like or wouldn't play these games. i just think that its (lbp) is getting alot of press for something that the average person wont really be able to use to its full extent. alot of new gamers are gonna jump on this just like they did the wii. and when they see that its really a deep and engaging game they may feel its a bit much for their impatient gaming interest.i think to put up big numbers today, you have to capture some of those people. even tho i think that sucks. alot like ico and shadow of the colossus, it may become critically successful. but never reach its full earning potential. and as for home, i will be their enjoying what it does have to offer. its just that by my reading stuff online it seems alot of people are very misinformed about what it is. and not that its sony putting this stuff out their. but their not dispelling anything either. and thats like not telling your kid to do drugs, but not telling him to not do it either.i guess they feel any news about home is better than no news.
but 360 has been streaming media since day one.
But it's talking about Netflix. I'm happy for the 360 owners though. The PS3 can use many sites to view movies...even some that aren't out yet.
Let me get this straight. So I pay for cable to get on the internet. Than I pay for Live to have the privilege pay over my existing paid account to Netflicks for paid content. No thank you. cant make this stuff up
for alot of people this will be a benefit. 1. They already have internet 2. They have a Netflix account 3. They have Live Most people don't have their PC hooked up to their tv, but they sure do have their 360. So now you can take advantage of the Netflix online movies that have unlimited downloads (the $9 plan).
Since when is it unheard of to pay for a service (an intangible good)? I rent movies through Xbox/PSN - I pay for those movies. While I know that MS could, if they wanted to, let Silver users watch Netflix as long as they are a Netflix user, they decided not to go that route. Seems to me they looked at the business model and took the approach they deemed as best for them and their partners. Again - nothing new here. All companies do this and it's a fact of life.