Mainichi Issyo thanks to the latest patch, it now seems to also have an in-game chatting function. Players can send, write and receive messages while playing as well as see the list of your friends and players met while in Mainichi Issyo.
The quicker Sony can start doing things like Xbox Live the sooner I hope Microsoft realises there is a similar if not equal likeness on the Sony platform perhaps making them re-consider the charges. It all depends on how quick Sony can deploy such updates to quickly further enhance the system and its online capabilities although an official headset for the PS3 would be also very welcome...
By the time Sony is done copying MS; XBL will be on its next evolution. A free XBL is coming but not just yet MS needs to make sure it can maintain growth and quality before all the companies jumping abord will sponser it and make it free with enough companies paying for it to run their ads on the service. Millions of people don't care if they pay $50 a year when they're spending hundreds of dollars on games in a matter of a couple of months on games. People know they're paying for the evolution of XBL. Who knows what IPTV will bring and how it will effect the value of XBL in MS's eyes. Most people understand that they pay for renting space on MS's servers keeping their stats, and a universal identity, Sony fanboys complain about a meer $50 a year more than owners of the Xbox, Many PC games charge per game, its comforting to now we get the same deal on every game played and we dont worry about devs rules and fee's plus differences in online plans from one company/dev to another.
"Millions of people don't care if they pay $50 a year" Now im no genius but if people dont care than why would they stop charging? XBL was chargable last gen, this gen MS is just making money... lets face it. There has been no real advancement and no real promises. I hope Sony comes out with a comparable service b/c MS has been robbing us too long. And Power of Green... you talk about Sony fans waiting all the time... when was the last time you saw XBL really make an improvement? I pay for XBL but I dont think i should; and if you do, then you should really buy a PS3 and play resistance 40p online with no lag for FREE. We have been robbed too long, let FREEdom ring!
If ONLY xbox live was a bit more like PC online services.. Free, I don't give a hoot about my global online identity, atleast it was easier for people to run dedicated servers out of their own facilities and marking a server as a 'favourite' was a possibility - atleast in Counterstrike. And yes, I have a 360 and before that I had the xbox, but if I could get counterstrike on the PS3 and the online service was free etc., I could very easily be tempted to jump ship.
I dont get it, so can this only be used in this cat game?
Sony is working on these things and they are coming. *COUGH(mart)COUGH* Who knows, with update 2.0 maybe we'll see achievements and a unified friends list added too. They did say they're working on them too  caffman (below), if sony is copying XBL and both XBL and PSN end up exactly the same but PSN is free, then i would say that's Sony being smart. Besides sony IS going a different direction to XBL with user-generated and Home. Psone downloads are great aswell. You should be thanking sony, cos as PSN becomes more and more similar to XBL, microsoft will eventually make it free. They're just milking you're money while they still can
why don't sony just copy Xboxlive totally? Oh they are Nanometric - How did I get PWNED? If Sony do copy xboxlive, good for them. It just shows which is the superior service. And then they will start charging more than likely. Anyway, I don't mind paying for LIVE as I would have to buy live for 13 years to make up the difference of buying a PS3 (My 360 was a present from my girlfriend, who then went out and got her own) Do you own either console? Just a thought.
Cool, isn`t? =) EDIT: for those who disagree, thinks, that live! features on PSN for FREE isn`t cool? Why? =)))
Caffman got PWNED! :D EDIT: Same as xbox copying PS3, shows wich is superior console ;) But yes service it is better, but only for now. As you can see Sony is caching quite fast, faster than LIVE is evolving. Edit2: Nope, unfortunatly no, both have issues whick I don 't like, hope thats going to change.
Everyone is talking about PSN copying XBL. Is MS then copying Sony by trying to secure as many exclusives with Capcom, Ubisoft, Konami, Squenix....?Are MS and Nin copying Sony for the use of Disk based media? Are all consoles copying Atari, or which ever console came first? Am I copying Supersaiyan4 by posting here? Give the whole copying thing a rest. Each company adopts ideas from other consoles and applies them to their own, most times improving on the original idea. They didn't make the lightbulb, they made it brighter.
So now people can chat and message ingame, in 1 Japanese game with cats? Way to go Sony! Ah yes the ps3 is indeed a powerfull and versatile machine. I wish we could have such a feature on 360, so you can communicate with others, no matter what game they are playing or whatever you're both doing. Oh, but wait, we already had that from launch. So someone disagreed with me. That's funny cause I wasn't giving an opinion to disagree with, just telling it like it is.
I don't get it first everyone complains that PSN is no match to Live cause it doesn't have this, this and this. And now that they're actually getting them your all like, oh well they're copying everything live has blah blah blah, even when none of it's new it's all come from other places before. Do you guys remember what a PC is? And yes PC is also free except for a select few games namely MMORPG's. So if anything Sony is copying PC not Live
See just how hypicritical people can? First they say things like "you get what you pay for" just to mask the fact that it free, and that it is catching up people now say "they copied MS's idea". Thats kind of a cop-out. Like in elementary when someone has a similar idea we assume that they stole ours. But there is somthing you're forgetting most ideas in the industry start somewhere else. XbL was not the first online service, ipod was not the first mp3 player, you get my point. If you ask me myspace(minus the chat) hadit before either one. But I we learned nothing from the velocity bowling thing.
How can anyone with even "ONE" god forsaken brain cell disagree with your post???? C'mon Sony fanboy or xbox fanboy or not the poster above me is right.... Grow up people.
You hope Sony comes out with a comparable service. Untill Sony's PSN is as rich and complex as XBL then I'll start worring if i'm getting ripped off. You guys are paying for PSN Sony has brained washed you people in thinking MS is ripping us off when later on you'll end up paying more then we do. Hmmm i wonder if you guys still pay for playing Demo's i wonder how bad it will get(how much PS3 owners will be paying) once PS3 games start rolling in. If you people still pay for demos still; don't you think it defeats the purpose when playing a demo is to see if you want to spend money on the title?. PSN goning to get owned by the next spring update.
WTF? Demos Are FREE on PSN. Case closed.
Thinking MS does not rip you off shows what kind of a mentality you have. On the other hand, personally I like PSN the way it is, free dedicated servers to play games and some demos to dl is all I need. Why would I pay for playing games online or downloading movies? If they make it payable I can always do it for free on the PC. I think POG you are thinking of paying for demos with xbox lol cuz PSN it is free as it should be.
"If you people still pay for demos still; don't you think it defeats the purpose when playing a demo is to see if you want to spend money on the title?" just another example of you posting crap that you have no idea about. let's see, didn't you 360 fanboys pay $60 for the now defunct HALO 3 beta? oh, don't even try to justify Crackdown being a good game....btw, i'm not a fanboy, i have a 360 Elite as well, but only for Gears.
Some kind of spell check and grammer check for this guy. He's so pissed, he's stuttering while typing. What demo was paid for on the PSN? Lets compare. Warhawk Beta = free. Halo 3 beta = Free, but only to a select few, the others had to pay $60 for Crapdown to get in. Hmmmm, Who's paying for what now? Like Elitesupreme said. lol
xLive copying Xfire..... Xfire/PSN = free
We all know Live is great, so kudos if Sony does the same thing but adds in its own style and features.
"just another example of you posting crap that you have no idea about. let's see, didn't you 360 fanboys pay $60 for the now defunct HALO 3 beta? oh, don't even try to justify Crackdown being a good game....btw, i'm not a fanboy, i have a 360 Elite as well, but only for Gears." You call him a fanboy yet you say you bought an Xbox-360 Elite for one game in Gears of War; that's the biggest lie I ever heard. Zelda is my all time favorite game so far next to Halo but no way will I buy a Nintendo WII for one game.
Maybe thats because you cant play Zelda Online. Meaning it gets old. Ive been playing Gears of War since release and its still my game of choice on the 360.
this can be done ingame!! so what this sounds like to me is that the developer has to implement this into there game. so therefore sony is leaving these features up to the developer. so if a company doesnt include voice chat an ingame text messages then your still SOL. I guess this way if a game dont have certain features you can blame the developer an not sony!! reasons why I love XBL, been a member since the launch of xbox1!! but this is a quote from the main article!! it now seems to also have an in-game chatting function. Players can send, write and receive messages while playing as well as see the list of your friends and players met WHILE IN Mainichi Issyo. these features are for THIS GAME!! MS has these features built into the SYSTEM!!
It's crazy to see people disagree with things you can't really argue about, I mean it says so in the article. What's funny is that this is brought as good news for ps3 while all it does is show how much catching up PSN has to do to XBOX live. Woohoo! Chatting in the Japanese cat game only! Arregato!
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the 1st pic with the ps2 n ps1 taped together sure does own the 360. we should try the same thing with the 360 to visualise what the 360 would look like with an inner battery pack. Step one take the 360. Step two tape a house brick to the side of the 360. voila
legendary systems over 200mil in sales. Ohhh the good ol days. XBL is not worth the $ to me. Like I said before it takes $50 a season in gas to fill up my boat. I think I can put $50 a year for XBL to better use. Plus I think the PSN with XMB is more user friendly. Plus with Home and Warhawk right around the corner it will that much more better.
xbox live been around about 7 years and the ps3 is getting the same features in under a year + more..far as im concerned ps3 will surpass the 360
Did you read the article? These features only apply to one game, a game that nobody in their right mind would want to play. It's about cats for god sake! Like gnothe1 said with the 360, these features are built in the system, whereas on the ps3 they are built in the game, wich means you can only use it to communicate to other people playing that game. Too bad you can't reply since you only have one bubble, I wonder how that happened.
I've had the game for sometime although, although, I have no clue what the little critter is telling me. THe games are fun though, you can get to the games just by looking at the icon.
that's the only feature that xbox live does, war hawk is 32 player dedicated server will blow away any xbox live host game. So who is getting the better deal. Shadow Run is $60 and multiplayer only so really it's $110 since if you don't have live you can't play it. People will always make an excuse to justify the price. I pay for xbox live but I do beleave it should be free, xbox live multiplayer doesn't even comes close to PSN multiplayer that's why it's going to be a while before you see a game with 40 players
ingame messaging, ingame chatting regardless what the other guy is doing, universal friend list, achievements, XBLM and video chat is worth $50 a YEAR to me, yes, cause I use it alot and it helps to build a community. I'm not gonna respond to the quality of Warhawk multiplayer cause I haven't played it, so I don't know. Maybe you're right, maybe not.
I posted a video about this on game trailers like 2 weeks ago http://www.gametrailers.com...