Microsoft has said that the Twitter and Facebook applications planned for Xbox 360 will be separate applications rather than part of another broad dashboard update.
Cool, I will not use it... seeing as I use my xbox for gaming but I see quite a few people using this. A great expansion but I'd rather a browser than facebook/twitter intergration, I wish Microsoft does well in this venture into more casual markets. Don't be a hater.
I would much rather have a tailor made app than a crappy console browser. If i wanted to visit them in a browser then i would use my PC like i'm doing right now. Plus, i'm more interested in the Sky TV stuff.
And suddenly, non-gaming social applications matter so much to gamers!
So you'd rather have two websites which work very well than 1,000,000's that work equally as well some may not most work just fine... If I can name two website that are designed for PS3 you by definition should admit that browser better than website apps... Here we go Youtube xl BBCiplayer. I'm sure there's other website, most .swf games work quite well. So you'd rather turn on your PC, log in and start up you browser than turn on a console click browser and go straight to N4G or something? I use my PS3 browser all the time, it's quick and easy, great for just surfing. I agree with GWAVE... this BARELY enhances gaming unless you like to brag about the number of girls you killed in Bioshock(forgot what it's called) or the number of prostitutes you've murdered in GTA IV if that's the case you don't have facebook or twitter because YOU WON'T HAVE ANY FRIENDS.
Yes, pretty much. I can say right now i've never used Youtube or BBC iPlayer on my PS3. I used the iPlayer on the Wii when that was first announced, but thats it. I do use iPlayer and youtube all the time on my PC. Plus to my knowledge (may be wrong) you can't download shows on iPlayer to a PS3 which is what i do with it on PC. However, i would be more likely to use these services on a console if they were integrated into the XMB/Dashboard or as a downloaded application (Vidzone). I was looking forward to the iPlayer being on the 360 when that was rumoured, but obviously that never happened.
These are nice features and what's really cool about them is that they are built right into the interface and you will be able to use some aspects of them even while you are in a game. The PS3 browser is also a really cool feature and has its own advantages.
Give me games that's why I bought a 360.
Who ever said Twitter/Facebook didn't have to be about gaming? This is on a gaming console, so I'm sure the main topic will be about gaming.
And I thought gaming was all that mattered in a console, I guess MS doesn't think so.
A Browser would be like 10000000000 better than these apps. ask anyone who matters
Unless Sony does it then it will matter right?
I will not use them, but pretty cool i guess.
Awesome another reason not to be gaming on a game console. Who give a sh!t. I thought MS said it was about games and not other nongaming apps.What happened to that old adage?
as a gamer i want to ask you, the madden generation something.. do you guys really care about this stupid face book/twitter integration?
Yes, I do. Why the Madden generation? I have been playing games earlier than TECMO Bowl and I love this feature. The Xbox is evolving into your main piece of electronics, besides the TV, in the average household living room. Microsoft is targeting EVERYONE, not just the "Madden Generation". Look at it in a gamer sense. You are jumping on Gears of War 2 and while your on your dashboard, you change your facebook status to "Playing Gears 2, come join!" and then your friends read it and jump on. Plus, it's cool for my GF who is a casual gamer at best and it's another aspect to get her hooked into it.
I'm more interested in the Sky player thing, when is that coming out? I don't use facebook, i do use twitter but can't imagine myself sitting on the dashboard using it.
The good thing about it is you can use it while you are playing a game. You can be playing a game and just push the guide button and you will be able to twitter something and then go right back to your game. I think that is pretty useful for people that like twitter or facebook.
SaberEdge, apparently you can't use them in-game. There was an interview with someone from microsoft a while back, he said that it is a high possibility that it will come later on, but not at launch.
Oh that's strange. Hmm...well, I guess we will have to see just how useful it turns out to be.
There you have it folks! The only AAA game released this year (against the devastating PS3 2009 lineup). TweetBox PleaseFriendMe will have all the teeny tots chatting away talking of sales, Glitches of Snore, and Gaylo, and their newest additions, Milo and Gay Tony.
At least we will be chatting and not texting like a cave monkey
Hahahahaha! bubbles man...
Please mooey, uncharted is all that`s worth getting. But we all know your gonna run out and but the next ratchet expansion too.
Enjoy Uncharted 2, which will flop in sales thanks to MW2 coming out shortly after that. PS3 is weak this generation. They have no cool features and your devastating line-up for 09 has been AGAIN pushed back to 2010.
Chatting about what how many games your not getting on your system of choice. At least ppl with ps3's have opposable thumbs to text with.
DAMN!! Good stuff.
AHAHAHA nice on there mate. bubbles up.
Only on the HARDCORE GAMERS CONSOLE, THE XBOX360
The cute section for fat princess on HOME agrees.
Come on Ken say it...!
...ChatBox 360!!! ;-D + It's funny i have got Twitter + FaceBook on my PS3 now + Billions of other Chat-sites;)
I knew you would be here :P.
Turns on PS3.... scrolls the XMB until I reach "Internet Browser".... enters www.facebook.com into my browser... read my friend's status updates and look at the new pics posted by this hot chick I went to high school with... open on-screen keyboard and type in www.twitter.com... read Shaq's twitter page... turn off PS3 As a gamer, this is pretty much all I need. While I commend Microsoft for adding more value to the XBOX experience through these apps, adding a browser (I don't know, maybe Internet Explorer???) would make a lot more sense.
with the PS3 browser. Oh xbox, always playing catch-up :)
The PC has the PS3 beat by about, eh 15+ years. EDIT: Yikes, Jason, I hope you put lube on before your bent Veneno over.
You mean like with trophies, cross game chat, arcade, dlc, and console marketplace?
Stop feeding the troll.
Yeah and when they get that 15 person text chat room then Microsoft will step into the 21st century-sacarasm
You're kidding, right?
He must be kidding.
Just Twitter and BoT-Book before Christmas What a Pile of Junk the Xbox is !!!
Sadly Nelson is right
Right.. ODST and Forza 3 are not potential AAA's and of course in the mind of fanboys multiplats can never be enjoyed because they are on more than one system. So AAA's like MW2, AC2, etc don't matter.
They are AAA and look good but some ppl can't accept these facts that we hold self evident. Can't everyone on both sides just agree that it's a great time to be a gamer period.
Both consoles are great and this is a amazing time to be a gamer. I just think many people don't notice it because they are too wrapped up in fanboyism and the stupid console wars.
cause there game line up is garbage!!
its quite clear that sony fanatics only care about exclusives. it has me scratching my head though?! i mean, if that is all you ppl buy and care about (exclusives) then why dont they sell so good? why hasnt kz2 sold more then 2 million? blu ray movies are donig great though, hhmmmm....
haha, i can only imagine how fun and user friendly typing with the use of a 360 control would be........ *end sarcasm*
The only fast typing is that of a keyboard. The Xbox has that little mini-keypad device that lets you type fast, but you can still just plug your keyboard into the UBS ports.
oh ok, that's cool, i thought 360 didn't support a keyboard...my apologies
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