ConnectedConsoles: Microsoft Xbox have today announced that the new system update that features new applications such as Twitter and Facebook will be arriving in the UK on November 17.
The most useless thing ms has done this whole gen. AT least for me, i hate facebook and twitter is the most moronic thing ever created.
Make some friends?
He has friends just in real life. He doesn't need to add 400+ semi-friends only to read about how bad their lives are... etc.
Then don't use it. You are one of millions of other Xbox LIVE users; Microsoft doesn't care nor are they forcing you to use it. It's just an ADDED option to an already huge list of Xbox LIVE features. Anyway, inb4 the "MS charging for Facebook & Twitter/I could do this on my PS3 for free since day 1/I have something for this...a computer"...comments. Just completely ignore the fact that its Twitter/Facebook FOR Xbox 360...not Xbox 360 supporting Twitter/Facebook. That means complete interactivity with the Xbox 360, 360 friends list, avatars, game updates, and much for MADE for the Xbox 360. So no, you cant do that on a PC
is much more useful than this. They need to go beyond this.
If I'm going to use Facebook/twitter/etc, I will do it on my PC, for free (No Gold subscription necessary to access free services).
Facebook is too full of people who complain and hope people care enough to comment. I've gone cold turkey a few times BUT after quicking facebook I felt relieved... no GREAT! Social networks are one of the worst things on the internet, the concept is great but the people kinda suck when they go on there... a bit like communism I guess.
they said facebook picture viewing was much better than the pc alternative, plus it was really well integrated with your friends list. M$ have also said they r working on in game lastfm support for a later update and video uploading to facebook. Im personally looking forward to lastfm, twitter and the Zune instant streaming when it arrives. Its just convenient to have these services integrated with xbox sharing friends lists and using the party system for music.
Really for free, you don't pay for an internet service provider?
You've hit the nail on the head.
I can already use them both on my PS3's web browser :)
I use facebook all the time, so I am really excited about this. I don't use twitter though, so that doesn't make a difference to me. If you don't like it, don't use it.
Its nice to have these features but I have a PC next to my games and tv so its kind of useless to me, but more features and options cant hurt.
I agree with David. I use Facebook, but not Twitter. I just want to use the post gaming pictures on Facebook. Want to see how that works.
Yes, i cant complain about the more options and features of course! Facebook is a welcomed thing for me, twitter meh not so much. But i still believe MS can do TONS more with that money they are getting from us paying for XBL. I wouldnt mind paying it even more if i got stuff in return. A little more now please, implement more stuff for FREE, well at least use what we are already paying for then.
Tell me when Last.fm arrives
Was just about to post that. Any idea when that's due?
nothing exiting this time for me :(
NO ONE CARES
ps3 already had these features for free enjoy you $50 fee on xbox :D
Facebooks html breaks apart and the php friends lists and forms dont work, Lastfm cant play music because PS3 browser lacks a plugin. SKY Player doesnt work for the same reason. Only twitter works on PS3 and non of them share friends lists nor have any party listening or viewing support. BTW im using PS3 right now so i should know
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not the point ps3 still has em. + the web browser can do tons of stuff more, download films, porn, music, pictures, n4g, youtube, 90% of websites and you dont have to pay $50 a year =/
i agree shouldnt cost to use them and i think it would be nice to have a browser. My point is only 1 of these popular and well used sites works with PS3 because the browser lacks plugins. Heavy browsing should be done on PC and i like the fact M$ are taking usefull services and making use of xbox features at the same time. Custom built apps for tv because the web isnt living room friendly
Looks like the guy that stole my avatar owned xoxideu. Nice.
"MS charging for Facebook & Twitter/I could do this on my PS3 for free since day 1" cheers Blaze from gamer zone.
MS isn't charging for them. They are extra features for gold users.
Twitter I do not do... I'm connected with mad people on facebook and plenty of gamer that can now see my status while I game, without having to turn on their boxes. join me if you must..
Before anyone says that its useless and that its better on a PC, keep in mind - you've not used it yet. I'm not saying that I'm eagerly awaiting this feature and think its going to be the best thing ever, frankly I'm indifferent to it as I'm not a huge fan of Twitter OR Facebook, but I do think its worth holding judgement until we actually see it in action.
Good to here . Hopefully ill get in the beta again .
Isn't a Gaming Console for Playing Games??? ;-D Mobile phone or the internet for Chating??? Games Console for Playing Games??? Oh well...
Well apparently, but we have the option to do both and you don't. & apparently not all features work great on PS3 browser, also we have SkyTV.
yeahhhhh you have sky, uk only. and you only get about 10 channels... + you need to pay for sky + multiroom and xbl fee... so about £50 a month? (about $80) yeah major 360 feature!! =/ but... ps3 has playtv n bbc iplayer, vidzone, web browser with... youtube, sites to download/watch music, movies, porn for freeee kkthxbai
It's both funny and sad how so many people have this misconception that Facebook and Twitter are for idiots. Yes, they're abused by the likes of attention whores who collect "friends" they'll never talk to and tweet things nobody cares about. But it's so much more than that and really no different from all the idiots here on N4G who contribute nothing remotely intelligent. Does that stop me from getting my gaming news fix and appreciating N4G for what it is? Nope. I have a lot of friends that I don't see very often and Facebook allows me to communicate with them. As for Twitter, if you really think it's just for people with a need to tell others what they're doing every 5 seconds, you couldn't be more wrong. I personally use it to follow my favorite people in the gaming industry. So I'm really stoked that I'll be able to do this on my GAME CONSOLE. And how do I find such people, you ask? Here's a great place to start: http://gameindustrytweet.co... There's trashy people everywhere, and N4G is no exception. The usefulness of these technologies all depends on how you implement them into your daily life.
facebook is cool. can't wait to see how it all works. for those of you that don't use it.... you probably have no friends what so ever or very old and not from this generation of coolness. I have to many friends to see them in real life so i chat it up with them when on the fly or at work. i'm cool your not. don't cry :)
...and the world sighed with apathy. I can do Facebook and Twitter from my phone. This has to top the list of most lame hyped features ever.
Just to prove a point about where we are in this console war, i want to tell you what im doing right now for free. With my chatpad I am typing from Playstation Home. I am in the XI space using the HUB to say that after I send this message I will launch a game of Moyorstorm Pacific Rift. it will take me about 5 seconds to get to the motorstorm space. 2 seconds to vist twitter and another 2 seconds to facebook if I wanted.
I use both twitter and face book the twitter sounds nice since it seems it will be streemedline aka it will automaticly refresh when u have some one on your list post a new tweet. It would be nice if they added in game screenshots to with twitter or atleast have a option to upload to tweetpic or what ever to upload pics. I have also made a Last.Fm account and will be looking forward to it.
But just give me the SKY PLAYER already!!!! I think facebook could be a cool new way to get live partys for gears/halo etc,basically anything that is an xbox exclusive so i can get tonnes of disagrees from the moronic PS FANBOYS who troll these shores! thank you please.
My god the level of ignorance and idiocy is amazing.. You are paying for Xbox Live Gold and all its superior features already, the Facebook & Twitter are just awesome bonuses, its not like your being charged more. Seriously, a 10 year old could understand this logic, but you f*cktards still have a hard time with it.
This update is pretty awesome, I already use both facebook and twitter so I will probably use these a fair bit while on my 360, also love how they are integrating Avatars into it.
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