With firmware 2.50 released, the PlayStation 3 has become a much more well rounded, functional home entertainment hub. So what else can Sony improve upon the PS3 with future firmware updates? Click through to read more...
Background installing would be fabulous. Also an expanded profile page would be really cool as well. I think the folder options for games is nice as it is. I want music player though sort of like 360 has
This list sucks. Lets keep to the basics. 1)Cross game voice chat. And that is it. Add "Home" and we are set.
Although it does not hit on everything I would want to see, it sure does hit on some pretty cool ideas. Kudos to the author here.
Most of these points are moot at best. I list my reasons below. 5. In game web browser - I don't think this is really necessary. If I need help on a game I can walk over to my computer and find the info I need. Better yet, I can open my laptop that's beside me on my couch and find it that way. Not to mention it's faster than the PS3's web browser interface especially considering I can use my laptop's keyboard. Yes I have a PS3 keyboard, but the interface is still somewhat limited between using the DS3 and the keyboard. 4. Background Demo Installations - You don't have have an extra 30 seconds to spare for an install. Wow. My life isn't so crowded with things that I need to do that I need to free up that extra 30 seconds just to play a game. How crowded up is your life that you can't spare 30 or maybe 60 seconds to install a demo so you can free up one entire minute of possible gaming time? I think I'd need to relax once in a while. 3. HDD Management - Is this really necessary? You download a few demos, and videos, but those are already grouped via the categories under the XMB, some by date. I've never had any troubles navigating the logical layout of the XMB. On top of that, the PS3 already stores downloaded content like photos into directories based on set criteria. 2. PSN Music Store - I have over 30GB of music on my PC, why would I need to buy more from the PS Store? I can store lots of music on the HDD and if I don't want to store it, I can stream it from my computer via the PS3's wonderful media server interface. I'm sorry, no matter which angle I view this point from, it comes up lacking in point. Custom playlists I would agree with, but for the most part this point is directed at people who don't have any MP3s on their computers or PS3s. 1. Social Site-based Interaction - Again, I don't think this is really necessary. The PS3 already has huge forums and sites devoted to the system where fans can interact and communicate with each other. Facebook and Myspace might be popular, but those are mostly distractions and trying to sort out all of the millions of people who own Sony products is a laborious task at best. People are free to network with each other through the PSN and various speakeasies throughout the WWW. A Facebook or Myspace account wouldn't make things any better. These are only my opinions, but I think in logical terms, and none of these points make any real sense. Xbox Live and PSN have done great things in connecting gamers, and I don't see the need for a substantial networking overhaul.
Feck the rest of the firmware upgrades, cross game chat is the one needed! C'mon Sony its been a long wait and still no sign of it yet!
People actually disagreed with me? Well feel free to list your counter arguments Phantoms.
in fw 2.50 you have the option to shutdown the ps3 when the 'downloads' are finished.. just so you know.. if you do this, it will also automatically install them ;) i used the feature after update, jsut to test, still had a demo not installed... soon as i hit shut down, and selected that box, it went to install it.. and switched off after.. just an FYI ;)
... Another list of complaints and demands. Look this list is awful. Now people are being retardedly nit-picky over things. For a year in game XMB was demanded and delivered and now this crap? come on. Give it a rest. Instead of killing time writing lists on magical features that only a minority want to use, how about getting back to gaming and using features that are existant already. There is absolutely no need for lists like these. They really do make the PSN community look bad and like a gaggle of whiners.
is what I personally think the psn need the most.
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5\ In-Game Web Browser That's in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots to a certian extent. What I don't get is what would be the purpose of broswing and gaming at the same time? 4\Background Installing I can live without this. 3\ HDD Management I discovered this recently that you can manage your games/video list by pressing triangle -> Information -> press cross (X). What I don't get is why don't you (Sev1512) create one (most played games) yourself through the same method? 2\ PSN Music Store I think eventually all TV consoles that can will eventually. As of right now there isn't much music, but you can get Lair music as of now. 1\ Expanded PSN Profile I think this is needed mostly with the bio. because you barely can't make one.
"5\ In-Game Web Browser That's in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots to a certian extent. What I don't get is what would be the purpose of broswing and gaming at the same time?" -Gamefaqs, nuff said lol. "4\Background Installing I can live without this." -Yea same here, bit it can be pretty convenient and consume less time. "3\ HDD Management I discovered this recently that you can manage your games/video list by pressing triangle -> Information -> press cross (X). What I don't get is why don't you (Sev1512) create one (most played games) yourself through the same method?" -True, true. "2\ PSN Music Store I think eventually all TV consoles that can will eventually. As of right now there isn't much music, but you can get Lair music as of now." - I dont know why Sev thinks it wont give Itunes a run for its money, i Think it will, the fact we can connect our PSPs on the PS3, or connect to the PSN store within the PSP, it can be a major threat to Itunes and the ipod, it can lose gamers who use the itunes service. BTW Sony Killed their Connect Music store because itunes killed it. But they can make a comeback and that store is the key. "1\ Expanded PSN Profile I think this is needed mostly with the bio. because you barely can't make one." -isn't Sony planning on doing something like this in the future with the playstation website? live view people's profile, trophies, user generated Youtube videos and what not? I believe this plays a huge role in Home though. If theres anything that should be on this list its Cross game invites and Cross game messaging. We have the In-game XMB now. If we get these abilities then The PSN would be up to par with Xbox live. another thing which i mentioned before is a Playstation Community calendar. say that there is an icon under the PSN that has such a function, you access it, and boom, you get a Calendar with Shipping dates on games and gives you information on playstation related things, like when a Tournament for game X will happen, or a gathering day for the Playstation community in your local area or something. Not to mention you can read natively from the PS blog with this application within that PSN icon. that can make the PS community come together with such a function.
Can you tell me the difference between a cross game invite and someone sending you a message to play a game. I mean does it save time cause i would still think that you would have to change discs. P.S this is a serious question because i have been hearing alot of people wanting that feature.
Here's my beaf with cross-game invites. I can't count the number of times I have declined a cross-game invite and then felt the need to go into my friends blade, find that friend online and shoot them a note saying why I declined. Personally, as much as I like cross game inviting, it can be equally a pain when one does not want to keep accepting an invite. With getting a message, I can quick reply saying "no", or I can say "be right there".
That's what is needed. The USB camera and/or your photos that are stored can be good for this. But this is something that would rule concerning customizing the profiles.
And would it not have been great to allow gamers to use LBP to create a custom avatar you could use in PSN.
I would like all of this but, realistically. #5-In-Game Web Browser: Won't happen, in-game there just wouldn't be enough memory. If it did happen then it would mean part of the OS is removed from RAM to accommodate the browser, and even then it would run dirt slow. #4-Background Installing: Possible but any game requiring HDD support would not be allowed to launch. #3-HDD Management: Possible and would be very nice. #2-PSN Music Store: Possible but not likely, at least not an expansive one beyond Sony published music. It is more likely it would be an extension of iTunes or Rhapsody, like iTunes PS3 access. #1-Expanded PSN Profile: Possible and also a very nice feature.
In-Game Web Browser: Great idea, let's take resources needed for the game away for some crappy gimmick. Most people have their computer on anyway for streaming from TVersity so just get up off your arse and check on the computer.
1.Custom Avatars or a wider selection of avatars. Realistically though, I see Sony coming out with some 99 cent avatars or something. 2.Cross-game chat or phoning a friend feature would be nice. voice messages would also be cool. 3.Other than that, a few improvements here and there could always be made. I commend Sony for releasing small updates here and there, any kind small fix is always worth installing. 4. Pancakes.
Cross game invites and in game private chat rooms.
Interestingly enough, the Playstation Store did actually have a 'music store' of sorts... kind of, but it did run through a test phase a year ago. It was a test run on New Zealand residents, and *possibly* Australian (I'm guessing on that one, if someone from over the ditch could confirm that). The music was actually music videos, with new ones added every week or so and all offered free, located in the old store under a videos subsection folder. It ran for several months then vanished when the new store came online; my guess was it was a test run to see how accessible music and video was under the old system. For those wondering why only New Zealand was chosen, I'm not sure; but it's not the first time - Coke often trial their new products in our market as it gives an accurate sample snapshot of how a typical European market would react, but at small cost because of an accessible, small market scale.
Hmmmm, great list. I'm looking forward 4 3 of those features on a near future maybe next update ^^
Background installs needs to be addressed but i can deal without an in game web browser,i mean if you need to look at something just how lazy one must be to not wanna walk to there cpu.
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