A Playstation user seems to have found a yet unnoticed feature - you can invite friends to play Red Alert 3 via the XMB, as in Resident Evil 5.
You can do this in the Red Faction Demo whats your point?
exactly what i was thinking. This is old.. anyone who has played RE5/Red Faction demo and others knows this. I'm just glad games are picking up on this. (i think wipeout HD does it too)
for the people who didnt know Resident Evil 5 has implemented cross-game invite pretty well. HIt triangle on ur friend to send invite. Hit triangle on ur friend to accept invites. Its great and i hope it gets more refined as time goes.
well its new to some of us. Really the ps3 can do everything people want - in game music, in game video capture, in game web browser.. but its all up to the developer. Thats prob a good thing, but really some devs are just lazy and just cba putting the extra work in to have those features. I dont want cross-game invites anyway, no problem inviting people when they are actually playing the game lol. I just want cross-game voice chat, or voice chat while lisening to music etc on the XMB.
It would be nice if this was available in all games that call for it, but I do commend Sony for allowing the choice to be with the developer and not forcing anything on them. They do know best.
What you apparently fail to realize....just like Sony...is that XMB ONLY WORKS if ALL games utilize/support it. THAT is why MS has mandated it be included in ALL games, since way back in 2002. Silly wabbits....
& We Still Haven't Got It 360 Users Who Are Reading This Article Must Be Thinking Were Talking About Something Else But We Still Dont Have The One Simplest Thing Just Like Cross Game Chat. Sony Networking Team Must Be Shared With Nintendo. I Don't Expect Most PS3 User To Understand Because They Probably Never Used Better Service Called Xbox Live & I Don't Care If Had Pay $2 Month Because I Paid $400 For My PS
shouldnt that be available for every game? thats psn for ya. the ps3 is so good, but psn is kind of a joke. compared to live its not good at all. if psn was worth a damn ps3 could prolly put the xbox away, but thats not the case so i guess were stuck with a crap online network. it is free but thats about the only good thing about it. the reason its free is because there is nothing to it. free always comes with a d1ck in the @ss, so why should psn be different?
NOT a new function
It's true. You can do this in the Multiplayer Demo. Stop disagreeing.
An add-on to the profile card that lets you send invites for a single game = FAIL. ..Unless there's something here I'm missing...?
Could this be considered a stealth cross game invite feature I wonder?
This is very old.. This can also with RSV(2), it is still a option for the developer to implant this. You see it is only possible by a few games, if it was a XMB feature then it was by all games possible.
Sony has been know to try certain features in games before its released in a update or before they make it mandatory for each game to use. Lets just say its in the right direction of cross game invites.
You say you can invite people to play Red Alert 3 from the XMB, but I can't even bloody play Red Alert 3 online as for some reason I can't connect to any EA game now and just get the message "Cannot connect to EA server". It's pissing me right off and EA are hardly any help as they just try to blame PSN and my ISP even though I can play every other game just fine. EA suck ass!
Try reading the back of the manual if there are some firewall ports you need to open. I get that a lot with EA games
too bad Red Alert 3 on PS3 is crap. Check out the comments on the DTS sound bugs. I rented this, couldn't finish it because there's a level where you have to command your teammate to infiltrate a building but the command mode is gone. There's no way to beat the level. I had to return it unfinished.
I completed the game twice and a half and never ran into that.
For a minute there I though psn was getting in game music. But is just a halfa$$ made feature available for 2 playstation games LOL. Friend invite has being available for the 360 since it launch. And they say psn is superior LOL Play B3hind Xboxlive Features.
a 256 player fps using dedicated servers only on ps3 later this year. will you?? Anyways enough with treating these bots, but I think that this is a new feature that just hasnt been in most games cause its just so new.
sf4 and kz2 have ingame music.
looks like shadowman only has 2 bubbles, lets try to make that 1.
Apparently you're not allowed to post FACTS on N4G. LOL...silly admins. :o
My fellow friend YeOldeGamer said in the Gamer Zone that this feature "friend invite" is standard for the xbox360 and less than a minute the sony droids reported him and his comment has being deleted for saying a FACT. AHAHAHHAA sony droids are pathetic. Edit: OMG "What" has just being attack by Sony Defense Force, There working at full Force!!! I might be next, they don't like the truth!! HELP!!! HELP they are after me!!!!!!11 Somebody Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Over 2 years since launch and still no ability to cross-game invite. For all the criticisms of the hardware of the 360, it is a great gaming platform and any sincere person can not only admit that but APPRECIATE it as well. I still miss that interactivity. Man, I remember buying games because seeing so many people send me Game Invites to titles I never had. It also made matches online more of a 'friend' centric avenue as opposed to just playing with random gamers.
And the sad thing is, Sony doesn't even seem to understand what XMB is intended for. You can't partially implement it with random games....it needs to be a standard, for it to work. MS understood this from DAY 1, as it was a mandatory feature for XBOX titles, when they launched Live.
the problem is Microsoft patented most of these features. Thats why sony does theses work-arounds for features but it not as effective @Meus Yeah it has a lot of good features that I like. Can i say its a good gaming platform to me NO cause mine broke on me and it scratched the hell out of my games. And i spent 400 bucks on it. Thats why i personally stay away from it, but i buy it for my cousins (i have bought 4 already).
over 3 years for 360 and they still break.
r u on drug?
I don't think I have ever seen anyone with any logic say psn was better than xbl? I mean both services have features that are better than the other. Psn is more wallet friendly as nothing is overpriced much and you can share downloaded games or files with 3 other people. While XBL has a more user friendly features like cross ingame chat and other things. No online service is better than the other. There the same but with different strengths and weaknesses. I think we can all agree with that?
yeah but for some reason if my ps3 was to break i wouldnt go buy another one, and even though my elite needed to be replaced last year I would go out and buy another 360 if need be. and its becuase of live and its standard features across the whole spectrum
see thats your personal opinion, because the same can be said about ps3. All depends on what you use your console for. For ps3 i go on life with playstation to check news articles I use folding @ Home because i am bio major and i find it fascinating I use the blu-rays to watch movies I keep my over 20,000 song collection on my ps3 and i use it for parties and stuff It all depends on the user, but if it was to break because of the manufacture's fault or something else. i would never buy another one for myself. After my 360 failed, my friends have been begging me to get a new one but i refuse. That goes for all products and services.
I wonder if they can create some other workaround. There has to be a way of taking what MS patented and make it better, so much in fact, that it could be called "new". I think in order for Sony to catchup with MS, this feature now needs to be focused on, for as it is, the random gamer thing someone mentioned above is something to me that holds true.
shadow man only some features are behind xbox you can download games to your puny hardrive