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Critical Gamer: Xbox 360 Update Impressions – Twitter, Facebook, Last.FM, and More

Critical Gamer Writes: Whatever your thoughts are on what console has the best games, it's hard to argue that Microsoft is turning the Xbox 360 into the most fully-featured media box on the market. Netflix Instant Streaming alone (at least over in the U.S.) has transformed the way many people use their Xbox, and with the upcoming addition of Twitter, Facebook, Last.FM, and Zune, Microsoft hopes to make the 360 even more versatile. But does the added functionality make it more than a gaming console?

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3043d ago Replies(5)
whitesoxfalife3043d ago

the ability to display photos from a SD card (via internal or usb adapter)... wait. 360 doesn't have that............DAWGG u are stupid ass hell u sound like a bias person already..........360 has this feature u retard ......umm whos gonna print pics from the ps3? when everybody and their granny has a cell phone so who really gonna use the print feature again?....wait......u is i forgot.........like somebody else said in here the ps3 can do facebook and other things but u need plugins to run them i know this as well cuz i tried to download music from a site but i need a plugin for that well try to come up with something else than the usual what M$ cant do and just finish playing with ya ps3 i can tell u things that ps3 can do that u dont even know........

fr0sty3043d ago (Edited 3043d ago )

And as the article says, facebook is just as broken on Xbox 360 because you can't click on ANY of the links posted, or watch the youtube videos.

Twitter works just fine on PS3.. unlike 360 which is also plagued by the lack of the ability to actually click on anything.

And if you guys are going to take offense over me calling them out over a false statement... that's a bit much. Until I see a 360 playing a blu-ray movie, i just can't buy a statement like that because every other media related feature so far on 360 has a PS3 equivalent. Well, the media center and party viewing thing aren't there, although media center isn't really needed with the xmb layout, and party viewing, although a nice feature that I would like to see on PS3, is hardly worthy of saying that it makes 360 a better media hub than any other console. I would like to see improvements made to PS3's organization setup for media though... and it's music visualizers suck.

SixZeroFour3042d ago

facebook is a bit useless as of now (only able to look at pics, update status and comment/like friends posts) but whos to say that that is the final product and it wont have any updates?

and this is still in beta phase..with the full thing coming out in nov i think

every feature they add to LIVE can and usually is patched and updated from time to time...although i think in order to have link working, theyll have to have a browser integrated because of where you will be able to check out said link/video/pic/article

D4RkNIKON3043d ago (Edited 3043d ago )

Haha wow. You know what else does all that? Let me give you a hint, it also does everything. I was going to keep my mouth shut in this thread but I just loved how 360 users think they can take a swing at the PS3 browser as if it doesn't work. I have had no issues using twitter on my PS3.

HolyOrangeCows3043d ago (Edited 3043d ago )

Unfortunately, they will continue to pay $50 a year for free services via gimped apps,
and claim they're getting a steal.

There's not much you can do but watch the world devolve.

DSI3043d ago

You're rigth D4R...STFU, there's already enough PS3 Fanboys poluting this thread right HolyOrangeCows.

D4RkNIKON3043d ago

Tell me.. does your butt hurt? Cry about it.

HolyOrangeCows3043d ago

"You're rigth D4R...STFU, there's already enough PS3 Fanboys poluting this thread right HolyOrangeCows."

If the truth hurts you enough to scream ''fanboy!!'', then go away.

gameart3043d ago (Edited 3043d ago )

All you do is troll I finally joined just to say that.

kaveti66163043d ago

In all seriousness, is there any way to make the facebook page work on the PS3 browser? What can I do so I can post comments or comment on comments or watch vids because I could never get those to work.

HolyOrangeCows3043d ago

You joined just to say how much me expressing the truth annoys you?

D4RkNIKON3043d ago

I will admit being a Sony fanboy but I usually keep my comments out of 360 threads. Not that I don't ever read 360 news, I am still looking for a good enough reason to actually buy one.

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shutupandplay3043d ago

"Xbox 360 into the most fully-featured media box on the market."
Mmmm Hmmm, move along ps3 fanboys, nothing to spin here.

Theoneneo813043d ago

except for the disc really loudly oh zing!

alphakennybody3043d ago (Edited 3043d ago )

Funny how certain 360 owners , pointed out at the beginning of the gen that the ps3 was not a gaming console because it's a multimedia system . Now that their console is turning into one,those certain owners praise it as if it was necessary to have a multi-media system. Double standard much?

chrisulloa3043d ago

PS3 started out as a Blu-Ray player, now it has one game. Xbox started out with a huge library and is now adding social networking features.

alphakennybody3043d ago (Edited 3043d ago )

sorry to burst your bubbles but actual time is Thursday,october 28 th 1h:01mn 2009 not 2006.

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