Gametrailers takes a look at the New Xbox Live Experience and find out what Microsoft is bringing to the table
I think it's stupid you can't change the color of your clothes with your avatar. I never knew that.
It makes sure that some ppl would want to start buying new clothes. Tricky tricky MS.
They might added it later or your right you might have to pay for it
Miis: Now available on Xbox But seriously, I think every Xbox owner out there can live without these cheap imitations.
cheap imitations? at least avatars have hands, seriously if avatars are anything they are an improvement on the mii nintendo hasn't updated the mii since launch, same few options of color palette changes truth be told avatars are much better than miis, anybody who has seen them first hand can tell you that without a thought and just like the guys in that discussion have said, nobody really cares about the avatars, it is the functionality of the new system
i feel sorry for blind people http://img397.imageshack.us...
Second Life: Now available on Ps3.
That is the hottest "editor" I have ever seen. Damn the video game industry needs more of those. Anyways, being an owner of a PS3 I can honestly say I am envious of Xbox live. Mostly the Netflix feature. That is the one thing that I really wish I had. Everything else is meh. Even though it is slowly being integrated into the PS3 I still want a fully fledged custom soundtracks. F MS and their "patent" Sony should pony up and pay royalties. After my short angry spree I remind myself that PSN is free. MS is really not making it easy for Sony. Oh well lets up this drives Sony to innovate even more.
Was that for the Wii or the 360 ? I guess MS just cant help it. You never know maybe one day MS might come up with an idea off thier own. Ill stick with my PS3 thank you very much MS.
Yeah forgot to mention give me a job at penthouse :)
every company copies every company out there. its not stealing or ripping off, its called business. Geez, if the net was around during the NES, people would complain that the genesis and master system and everything else, ripped off the D-pad control from Nintendo. you guys argue over the stupid things
Seriously this is just ridiculous. Lets explore the XMB in a 9 part series. What you are doing is setting this interface up to fail because there isnt a whole lot to it and people will be instantly bored after downloading it since its been discussed so much. At least its better than the current disaster that is the xbox gui.
Avatars are useless my PS3 online does not have a useless avatar, I enjoy Live the way it is. Sure an upgrade is nice but not with stupid avatars that are limited. When this new Xbox experience thing hits Live I want to be able to grab a beer turn on the Xbox and play. And not see a message saying Live is down cause of this avatar stuff. I say bring the new version of live but I would like the option to change it back to the orginal way if I do not like it I mean I pay for Live it should be my choice if I want an avatar or not. Living up here In Canada the only thing that sucks on PSN is that does not let me download movies or tv shows, the way my Xbox does.
Finally, someone from the media steps up and says it. XBOX LIVE FREE NOW PLEASE! And I HATE MICHAEL PATCHER. What a moron. @Bladestar . . . I have both systems. I see no more value in my Live experience than in my PSN experience. If you want to charge for those VERY FEW extra things like private chat . . . go ahead. On PSN, I play game with people fine. There is absolutely NOTHING I miss on PSN. I know you and the Live faithful are adamant about paying for live. Why do yall just believe MS couldn't do any of what it is doing now for free??? I just don't understand your point of view. I mean, they already put advertisements in my face even WHEN I AM PAYING, while free PSN doesnt even do that.
are you sure you want xbox live free? Sony is able to get away with not having many things because they are FREE... private chat, party system, etc would be set PSN on fire if Microsoft xbox live would be free and had so many features that PSN still lacks...
erm what do you think home is about? it brings party and private chat have you not seen the functions? and its STILL free
Murkerr . . . thats good and all, but I don't even care about home. NONE of that even matters to me, and I am a pretty hardcore gamer. Imagine how meaningless it is to most people then. PSN as it is right now delivers more than enough from me (except those few hiccups with Socom online and LBP). PSN also delivers downloadable games above and beyond what I ever expected. Have to admit, I am happy about Netflix on NXE, even if the only things you can watch are a year old. I would not be giving MS money for Live . . . but I have to. Curse my Halo 3/Gears of War/COD4 addiction.
@MURKERR - Home? How long we've being talking about Home as if it already here? 2 years? We are yet to see how Home is going to work... we have to see if is going to be free or if Sony is going to have to charge a premium to maintain the service... because I'm sure as hell... they are not going to tell their investors that they are about to subsidize another 1-3 billion dollars a year just to be nice on their fans... Now, I am not saying that the perfect case scenario you are describing it will not happen.. but that we have to wait to see how it plays out... and no I've not seen in home similar functionality... where I can send game invites; organize a party by pressing a single button and carry my friends between games.... I hope you are not comparing this to a 2nd life experience where I have 5-10 of my friends in my virtual apartment where I can chat with them if they are close by... Xbox live is nothing like home.. is gamer centric... I do not need to walk in a virtual world to invite or chat with friends... If I were you I wouldn't write on stone what you believe Home is going to be back.. because there are lots of details sony is leaving out... they are not promising anything... when home is here.. mindly the continues delay for wherever reason... then you can compare any similarities to xbox live. NXE is adding 2 features that PSN is yet to have... Netflix direct streaming and Party system so, I do not have to keep sending invites to each one of my friends... that to me is worth the $4/month.
I respect your view. You think its worth money. Then I think you should be able to pay. I, do not think its worth money. Make a free version then that allows me to play online like, oh, EVERY OTHER PLATFORM AVAILABLE (PC, PS3, Wii, PS2, NDS, PSP).
The reason you are paying for xbl is not only for the features but mostly for the servers. Someone has to pay and maintain all those serves that keep your game going through the night and why not make the people who use it pay for it. PSN on the other hand is making 3rd party dev support there own server(or in most cases, farm them out)so they money used to buy their game is then thrown in for payment of the servers. The reason i like xbl over PSN fact that all the servers are unified on xbl which leads to better community features(and as a gamer, i love that) and if needed, a company is able to use dedicated servers and microsoft will find a way to keep it unified with the xbl experience. PSN is nice because of the dedicated servers but the lack of features and spotty 1st party servers(LBP and Socom are hosted by SOE i believe) makes the service feel inadequate.
Another huge feature to NXE that the competition isn't offering is the release of XNA downloads. Nobody's really talking about it, and Sony nor Nintendo have anything like it.
It's stupid that you have to pay for new clothes. They should hide them within achievements instead. I mean you already pay for the games...
I had a x360 since launch and i swear i never used cross platform chat or private chat. I`m from uk and all my friends have ps3. I actually don`t know any1 to own a 360. The only thing better about live is that people are more chatty, more people that speak english. PSN feels a bit deserted, not much talk going on. But still paying for live is stupid cos in my opinion it does nothing better than the PSN, but i`m force to pay cos i want to play online.
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