With the new PS3 Firmware 3.40, Users can subscribe the PlayStation Plus Service. But will Sony be adding more Features? Here are some, that maybe can be expected http://translate.google.de/...
playstation+ avalibility (safebet)
lol ye we know thats on the way. But like Alpha says, a new and improved PSN interface is really needed, for both in-game and out. I hope Sony listens to what people want, because they seem to be oblivious of what people who own their console actually need and the Playstation Share blog seems to be totally ignored/wasted. I could care less about Cross-game chat, I just want a new in-game fast interface to read messages/game invites etc and an improved friends list/trophy cards (like co-ordinating the design to match PSN store etc)
...changing the XMB too much may be a bit too much to ask. You have to keep in mind that the XMB is the default interface style for most Sony devices nowadays. I just wish they would get the look and feel of it consistent across all the different components of the XMB. It feels like different dev groups were responsible for different parts of the interface.
exactly, the XMB feels inconsistent and cluttered because they just keep adding more useless icons which become annoying when you browse past them and they load instantly. It really needs organising and could easily clean things up by adding a category or 2 under the PSN Column
'I could care less' isnt it meant to be 'i couldn't care less' ie 'i couldnt give a sh!t' if you could care less then you're saying you actually care....;( can this be the day we fix this for good.. cheers the internet
I want the XMB to be more like that NXE. Like for example, when you turn on your xbox, and see the NXE, the first you'll think is Xbox LIVE. Is like Xbox LIVE is inegrated on the NXE. Now on the XMB, is just like a normal menu. The XMB doesn't scream out PlayStation Network like NXE does with Xbox LIVE. Please Note: I am NOT talking about ads and how the NXE is filled with them. Do you guys know what I mean? Cause I suck at explaining things, LOL :P
I could care less (to me) means that I'm not bothered either way, would be a good feature to have but prob wouldn't use it.... basically means - 'Meh' I couldn't care less (to me) means that I am totally against having cross-game chat and hope they don't waste time including it lol. BTW I'm not American lol, I'm from UK - Liverpool.
you can expect to pay 50$ to get it. from what ive read this wont be available for people who dont.
So I have no problems at what it could be
What I find funny is how people say they want the XMB to more like the NXE when the NXE is a direct copy of the XMB to begin with ~ XMB you scroll left/right for area then up/down for selection while NXE you scroll up/down for area then left/right for selection How can the XMB copy what the NXE does when the NXE copied the XMB but in reverse!?!? If they did copy the NXE it would be a double negative and be right back to the current design! LoL!
So because you have to scroll vertically or horizontally its a "direct copy"? How else do you suggest going through a menu? There is more to the NXE than which way the menu's scroll and if you think the XMB couldn't learn anything from the NXE the you are delusional. There are lots of ways they could improve the XMB, things like the recently played list looks awful with all the loading and im not sure if many of you have noticed but as it loads each profile colour it sort of flashes on the screen. Things like this make it look so clunky. But I really think Sony don't care too much I mean how many years did it take for them to add more avatars??
^^^ Doesn't get it. I'm not going to argue. It IS what it IS...
i wish they would work on the in-game xmb. i hate the lag i get when trying to write a message right after a match in mw2 or ssf4, and it ends up messing up the letters. either that or what i really want would be voice messages. who wants to type? it'd be so much easier just to leave a little message of what you want to say.
Another great free update Sony thanks!!!! :D
I don't expect much from PS3 updates. Sony is more like micro-evolution in the sense that they take baby steps but release more updates. I do hope with PSN+ that this update is huge. Personally I really want to see some interface updates already. The XMB is slick but way too clunky in-game with it loading stuff that doesn't need to be loaded, causing more loading times, etc. They also need to get the basic stuff down like pressing the PS Button to open up a notification like when somebody sends a message, and Trophies need to be streamlined onto the friends list to make it feel more prestigious rather than tucking them away behind a screen no one really cares to look at. I think an interface update alone can be good enough. And they just need to get Cross Chat out ASAP.
When is this coming out? Tuesday?
dont think it would be big, its only, .1 huge...
I think it is perfect. Everythng is right there not hiding things. PICS,music,video,games,web friends. SIMPLE In game XMB is just slow they can speed it up. and to be honest if you just press the PS button and then go to friends list then press the PS buttom again when ever you press it again you start from the friends list. and then its just press messages and new messages a whole 2 or 3 seconds. But you could just go into chat and then when every you net a message it appears on screen or just pressing the PS button brings you right to the Text chat so you see all the chat. I love the XMB but I do think they need a apps tab to put Hulu,Last FM netflix all in one place
i think the reason why people have a few problems with the XMB is because it doesnt connect with community. if you look at the 360's NXE, every option that you look at, has something to do with community. also, unlike NXE, sony doesnt have deals with the game media, which talks about guides on how to beat the game (IGN on NXE)
I think the XMB is fantastic for a UI, but I think it needs to be updated with a redesign for accessing in-game. I'm saying redesign the in-game XMB to make it much quicker.
I personally think that the whole weekly video updates of random stuff (music festivals, IGN guides, dev interviews) is the ONE section the XMB is missing. But it should be kept tidy, the store link spamming is still an unwelcome sight to me
it's a safe bet we aren't seeing anything but the new PSN+ feature. Sony plays it safe with fw updates. Including one big feature at a time. This is probably our biggest update of '10.. But I hope we see some more bigger fw updates down the road. The only one I care about would be PSN Party. I could care less about everything else. Hopping from one game to another, or getting a group together before popping in the game would just be golden for me. I could care less about x-game vc or voice msg (but voice msg would be a good addition)
why dont you use Home you can do all what you just said in there.
The party feature was the only thing I really cared for when I played on the 360. The XMB is just fine. I like being able to see most of the icons on screen. The in game XMB should be more like the 360's though because of the difference in speed is very apparent. I do agree with some in not expecting too much from Sony after the trophy sorting update. I do find it irritating that MS and Sony make us wait for their big updates until after E3 because one yr wait in the console world is too long.
Home is a great idea, but most of my friends dont wanna bother logging in.. or even installing it. I have nothing against home personally, I go on every few weeks to check out the new stuff. Either way, booting up home and organizing a party is just as much as hassle as it is to boot the game and invite everyone.
I think that a custom XMB made for accessing in game would be a really good idea. with just the features that you would need. the problem is, what features would the average user need to access in game?
Anything to do with improving performance of the XMB or improving the internet browser would be perfect. For me, anyway. :)
i use mine everyday more than the PC now. We just need to have it more stabilize and not freeze and SONY please keep the FLASH updated. YOUtube and twitter hasn't worked right since youtube and twitter updated their sites. Also if people want so flashy avatars on every area of the XMB like the 360. WHY you see community i see stupid avatars forced on people in stupid places
Yeah i want MKV support.
I'm done clicking all all these rumor stories. No more hits from me. I'll wait till Sony updates the blog with the official release, no questions, no rumor, no concerns just facts.
Nothing amazing has been leaked ...meaning expect nothing amazing. playstation+ avalibility security issues better PS software playback removal of a feature. Expect this .
The interface, the chat servers, the regular servers. It seems kind of bare bones when compared to XBL IMHO. With the new premium service they need to add actual online improvements, not discounts and the like. There are existing issues that need fixing first. Slow dashboard, hard to navigate, not very sleek or easy to use at all. So hopefully it's an update to improve a lot. I mean the 360 is about to get another sleek redesign on the dash looks like. Sony will need to counter if they want to compete or want my $50 a year like Microsoft is getting.
Expect a download and an install. Anything else, you might end up disappointed.
Custom soundtracks, Cross game chat, Voice messaging, Able to plug and play my cheep 10 dollar pc webcam, Capture feature for ingame pics and videos in a XMB software! I dont have to buy 100 dollar capture card for capturing videos and pics!
Custom SOundtracks, check warhawk... I plug in a cheap 10 dollar webcam and can use it as a mic. Capture feature you mean like you know Just Cause 2... it's just upto the devs to use the feature.
It cant does everything! This is why i love Xbox live!
ok ok ... let's start custom soundtracks ( more and more games support this ) ...INVALID Cross game chat ( ok if you want IMO it's point less ) OK Voice messaging ( already here since firmware 2.00 ..please look for it ) Able to plug .... ( already here , most usb devices work , fro gameplad to keyboard , to mics) INVALID Capture ( depend on the game ...already happening ) .... INVALID Next time check your features list before talking
Cross game chat is definitely something that is not pointless. For example, my partner recently bought a headset and sometimes we would like to just talk about our house life or what not.. This being something which people would find a nuisance. Also, annoyingly, People are prone to pestering her just because you can tell she's female.. which can be a pain for her when unnecessary.. Not to mention it'd be handy to talk whilst in another game ( ;D )
And hopefully some updates for the browser. Some other minor fixes.
PS+ and trolling in the comment section.
Hopefully Sony shrinks the OS footprint to a degree similar in size of the 2.40 update.
Anything you imagination can come up with, EXCEPT cross game chat, cross game invite LAME
If anything big was coming we would no for certain sony are never good at secrects.
BC, crosses, little random popping-out Kuturagis, and more!
new music backrounds??? custom soundtrack to all PS3 games??
I expect the usual - some minor fixes and PSN+ intregation with a nice store update ( North America users only ) and EU users will be also introduced to the thing but probably due the lack of content on the store will kill my interest.
pleease add MKV support Sony!!!
I'm a ps3 guy...I own a 360 and haven't used it in a over a year, but I recently bought splinter cell conviction, and when I started up my box...it was instant shock! I mean sure, I've seen the dash before...but after so long it really hits you how much better it feels! My question, why is PS3 so slow and not as polished as MS? Surely they run marketing groups/betas for stuff like this? Everybody I know agrees 360 feels better. I'm only talking about the dashboard/xmb here. Is anybody here a programmer? I'm betting it's something to do with how each system prioritizes it's ram usage. But I'm no OS programmer....thoughts?
MS just have better operating software. I might be wrong but I hear they have a history of making those.
It's simple, Microsoft are a software company at heart while Sony are a hardware company.
what is Eric lempel up to? he hasn't appear in a while.when was the last time he posted?
Oh come on, I know that! Lol But, surely Sony can do much much better than it is now? Heck, copy the sh^t out of the NXE! I hear that's all the rage these days! ;)
Erm Nxe copied Xmb The old xbox dashboard was better then the slow present one Sony just needs to add more features not change the xmb
V3.41 a day or so later, going by the last few updates :) Come on Sony make sure it's bug free!
nobody should expect anything but greatness from a company like sony :)
i do want the psn to feel more connected to the xmb but this update will bring the odd menu change and the badge icon for psn+ on ur friends list and make it more stable for psn+
auto syncing trophies! and the ability to organize trophy list by percentage!...yeah im a trophy whore :P all this firmware stuff is never ending....once sony implements cross game chat a new feature will come up that everyone demands be on ps3 and sony will suck until they add the new feature and the cycle repeats....BLAH im happy with the ps3 as it is..sure there is always room for add ons but come on guys calm down
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