Microsoft has dismissed the idea they're developing their own PlayStation Home equivalent for Xbox Live - they've got their "own agenda".
A chatroom with games and over 16 million users. A chat room that makes millions.
MS want BILLIONS!!
and what company wouldnt want that kind of money.
If they do anything like this, they will probably just make a version of Second Life for XBL since they bought that company!
So is it more like TextChat and less like Home from PSN?
Whoever disagreed with me is a moron. Everything I said is fact.
Welcome to N4G. Having facts doesn't guarantee you winning any arguments here.
You'd figure after 900days of being a N4G-er, you'd know that ;) I mean people still disagree if you write 'Hello World' xD
mo·ron (môrn, mr-) n. 1. A stupid person; a dolt. 2. Psychology A person of mild mental retardation having a mental age of from 7 to 12 years and generally having communication and social skills enabling some degree of academic or vocational education. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive. Ahhh the irony of you using it.
lol on n4g...if you get a lot of disagrees on a comment...you are doing something right. And there is some truth in your statement.
ps3 avatars has a place to show off the clothes and costumes we spent are money on . not like live we have a place to go and if u think its stupid , i have one thing to say its like a popular game called the sims .its nice to take a braek and hang out play minigames win items for your place and clothes ... well i forgot its ps3 there are so many haters when sony does good ... ps more of my friends and family are getting the ps3 and thr loveing it ...
run-on sentences much?
this is teh interwebz...spelling, grammar and punctuation dont matter, not even in journalism
I thought the failure that was Game Room was suppose to be the Home equivalent
Dozens of fully converted licensed titles from the old age vs next-gen aol chatrooms? Entirely different concepts - first gameroom makes an effort to retain old titles and remind us of heritage whereas Home is a marketing effort. Very Very big marketing effort.
Lets face it, HOME has been one of the biggest failures in gaming history. MS were right to sit back and see what happens. They'll learn from Sony's dire mistakes and produce something slick.
They make money from it and developers/publishers support it, god it's such a failure....
FAILURES don't get continued support for two years and counting. FAILURES don't make profit. These are two things HOME has been doing for Sony from the start. So with that said, how about we "face" the fact that you don't know what you're talking about
Both Game Room and Play Station Home are barely-supported indefensible crap of very little interest to most gamers.
HOME barely supported? Yeah, you obviously either don't have a ps3 at all, or have one and have a high ignorance level due to your own personal dislike of HOME
They wont do HOME as they would have no control over it. The thing with HOME is Sony allow companys to have there own rooms and content something MS wouldn't want to do.
a virtual chat room?
i had my ps3 from the beginning 599$ and the 360 from the beginning talk about money well spent on my ps3 it was .. ps3 599$ 360 399$ plus 100$ for wifi so 360 499$ and since then i have spent no money to play ps3 games online besides buying the game . 360 i have spent 250$ extra to play games online a total of ps3 599$ the 360 749$ .so for those that say 1st gen ps3 owners were robbed think about who really got robbed now . ps3 comes out on top with ps home for free free mini games and free items and its free ,why would any one in there right mind complain about something thats free . try it ,dont like it move on. if u love it play on. it doesnt cost u a thing ... i have all systems and i have to say i love my ps3 and all it has to offer even the free things. unlike ms and thr greedy hands bragging on how much they made and yet they raise the price . if sony is doing it for free y is it ms is jacking up the price . if your a 360 fanboy i dont hate u ,i hate the fact that ms knows your a fanboy and will pay . soon it will be time for 360 fanboys to standup to ms and shut thr greedy hands down and give back to those who support the product . ps the more they lose ground the more they will get from the loyal fans to keep them above there pocket. ps its good to be a fanboy but open your eyes to those who stab u in the back instead of saying thank you for your support .. thats another reason that i love sony they do say thank you from time to time ...
That big button on the far right of your keyboard is called "Return". Its useful for breaking up walls of text into readable chunks. Once you master that then we'll look at starting your sentences with capital letters.
What? Give China their wall back.
And what about Xbox Live Game Room then Mr McGill ? You need to sort out your own house before commenting on others.
We all know how successful Home has been!!! LOL In fact I had completely forgot about HOME until I read this. I have a Ps3 and HOME is crap and always has been. I haven't been in there for over a year and a half. If MS decides to copy it you know that its going to be awesome. Say what you want to about MS but they know how to make money!!
What utter crap are you talking?
Its hardly utter crap to not like Home. I love my PS3 but i think Home sucks, i'd just rather be spending my time playing real games than queuing for poker.
Is that really due to the quality of PS Home, or is it really just because you don't have social skills and don't have any friends?
Hey, nice SN and avatar! ;) Keep it going man!
its the opposite, If U DONT have a lifwe and friends you would be on Home. Not the other way around, what r u smoking?
Yeah, because having friends and a life means that I can't have made friends from around the world. Now Home is not my cup of tea (notice the wording haters, this is how you express a dislike for something without passing judgment or coming across like your opinion is fact, e.g. 'Home sucks'), but it does provide a unique opportunity to interact with people on my friends list, too distant for real life. I have friends on my list from New Zealand, East Africa, Norway, and England, while I'm in the USA. Home provides the ability to interact with them in a gaming as well as non gaming fashion, superior to any online MP game or lobby or video chat.
I never use Home, but I think it has potential. It's biggest problem is that it's almost all JUST potential. If PS4 could run Home quick enough to be the UI, it would be pretty cool.
good thing nothing ever changes right? it couldn't possibly be different 18 months later. btw, how does bill gates peepee taste?
About the same as Howard Stringer and Kevin Butler's peepees. Probably about the same as Reggie FilsAmes and Shigeru Miyamoto's peepees too. Peepees taste like peepees.
there are people who use HOME religiously, as a chat virtual world, like second life. i dont use it, cause i hate having to update every room i go to nowadays, wish u can just do background download for home for everyone. Unfortunatley you need to have psn+.
"a nice chat room" but "not an awful lot more" really thats all he has to say a nice chat room but nothing more than that i guess he never played any of the mini games or goto the theatre and watch some videos or play chess goto buzz zone goto a music club party thing unlock hidden rooms in spaces find clothes for your avatar etc or is he expecting full on games to be added to home
First of all, none of those things are any good. Secondly, lots of chat sites have apps including games like pool and dominos and lots of flash game sites have chat. Lots of them have avatars you can dress up too. Home is just a weak stab at second life without all the penis-rape traps.
i thought home was stupid to begin with....then i tried it and waiting in line to go bowling with friends was something i could do in reality so that was that
You would think they could implement it so that activating a game brings you to a unique table, maybe with enabling private voice chat among the people in that game.
It does have private voice chat now. You can VC with 8 people and they don't even have to be in the same room/area you are in.
They are right in a way. Last thing I want is for them to give those angsty, perverted pre-tweens on Xbox Live the outlet, and opportunity to gang-teabag my avatar in repeated succession. *Shivers*
Father Murder X... Yeah because home is free for us users to use but because ms is prolly going to charge for this and make money like u said, then its a good thing? Man stfu, that doesnt even make sense.
In PS Home you can play arcade games for free. In MS Games Room you pay for 30-year old classics not even remade.
@Stephen McGill "He's unsure of what Sony's "learnings are" from Home, saying it's "a nice chat room" but "not an awful lot more" than that. PlayStation Home is still in beta." you would know why it's still in beta...because it's being updated every week...has been that way now for year's and more an more stuff are added..I mean just last week..Playstat Home just got Novus Prime..a great game for Playstation Home and it's free to enjoy it. and it's a good group multiplayer aspect which is very cool. were getting more indie developer's that are making Games to be played while in playstation Home with cross game chat in playstation Home with group chat while in playstation Home. Not bad for a free service, but i support playstation Home myself because there are some cool spaces with their own mini games. so for me it is more than just a chat room. and more full games made by indie studios and Sony are being made for Playstation Home... Theres really good games in Home in my opinion..hey i did'nt even have to look hard to find them there pretty much everwhere in many of the spaces...
Thats because its useless , its weird that people actually waited all that time for a over done menu system
Didn't you just post this in a Kinect article? 'Why o Why is there so much hate in here , its speaks volumes about the overall maturity level of this sites users smh' I guess your maturity level varies depending on whether it's Sony or MS getting hated on, doesn't it hypocrite. People often refer to something as 'useless' when they are insufficiently clever or creative enough to see its utility. I imagine your ancestors mocked the wheel, "Hmmm, grunt, no flat, won't stay still, useless", while mine paved the way for modern transportation, which led to wonderful games like GT5 and your precious Forza.
Im not hating at all and did you actually search through my previous posts to do that ....... I need not even adress that but to the matter at hand here, Is that I have no overwhelming bias towards one company or another because I know they dont aknowledge me but my money only so fighting nail and tooth for them amongst ourselves is foolish
is another Gamers fun! while I think that Playstation Home is not for everyone, no service is. But since Home is free and has some pretty cool game's with more on the way i think in my opinion i's far from useless. the over done Menu system is kind of how do you like your egg's over easy, scrambled? do you even like egg's? people can an will complain about a menu system, hell GT5 was knocked for that very same view by many reviewers. but hey everyone has an Opinion. besides as a good level headed person wrote: "Why o Why is there so much hate in here , its speaks volumes about the overall maturity level of this sites users smh " /lol yes it does
Damn, you caught that too and beat me to the punch. Bubbles+
I think Home is an amazing idea, but HOLY COW Sony, get this thing out of Beta already!!! Seriously, I think Home is the best idea since online gaming, but I feel as though Sony is kinda dropping the ball with it. They really need to promote it more... well, fix it so that it's more stable first, then promote the crap out of it. The fact that Microsoft isn't jumping all over this idea is a real head-scratcher. They already have millions paying $50+/year and more to access their WAY MORE STABLE servers. Listen Sony fanboys, you can't have FREE and also better servers, that just isn't how the world works, ie, you get what you pay for, and when you don't pay anything... well... Do one game update or system update with a 360 and you'll see that it's LITERALLY 10x faster. Don't say it's my connection, because I have 20mbps service and Netflix and Vudu stream 1080p content PERFECTLY on my PS3. Don't even get me started on how you have to install crap after you download it... I mean, why? Anyhow, I'm getting of topic.. but this is N4PS3G.com, right? Love the site, hate the over-abundance of Sony fanboys. As an owner of all 4 consoles (PC too), it's my impartial observation that Nintendo fanboys are not too bad, Xbots are a lot worse than the Nintendolts, PC elitist pricks are quite a bit worse still, and the Sony fanboys are at the bottom. It's probably because they went from a CLEAR leader with the PS3, to a struggling last-place shoot-out with Microsoft this gen. It's kinda sad if you're into brands and stuff, but I could care less about that crap. Whatever, I understand why Sony fanboys always seem butthurt, but it doesn't mean I like to hear all the GT5 review sobbing, sheeesh! Yes, I own both consoles. No, I never use Sony's free online service (heck, I can't even log into Home anymore. It's like, busted) I'd rather pay for something if it's better, kinda like food. Sure, I could fill up on the free samples at Sam's Club or drive down to the soup kitchen, but I'd rather just fork over a few bucks for a real meal, nah mean? Fanboys who only own one console will disagree me.
Only on N4G People don't like Home, YET they haven't been there in over a year. Go figure.
ssoooooooo MS Home confirmed for E3 2011?
I really don't see the need for these things, atleast for me. All I want to do is play some games. I didnt like home and I wont like what ever MS puts out. One problem I had with home was there was a lot of weirdos on there. if you were a girl soooooo many guys would come after you and try to get you. Home was a great idea, but I never see anyone using it anymore
Whatever happen to that Arcade Game Room? ¬_¬
Yeah, even though it mainly - solely - about getting people to buy Atari 2600 and 5200 games, the first things fans wanted as well as MS talked about was the option to "walk" around like in Home. Hell, some people were even calling it a better version of Home. once it had the walkaround option. Now it seems to be pretty much dead.
I was expecting something like home to come out for a paid service not a free one. I mean for what people are paying for xboxlive Microsoft should give more since it is a paid service
Why is that? As a required service XBL can afford to be "lazy" and not provide incentives like a virtual space which support of would only cut into the revenue stream MS is already getting. With PSN/Home Sony has to get people in, get them involved, so they'll spend money to support that virtual community/space. There's nothing really wrong with either method for generating money for online, except its at least questionable that MS tempts potential subscribers with services elsewhere for nothing.
Has anyone realised how evil and ugly Aaron Greenberg's face is?? I wanna shoot it with my DEagle, and burn it with fire!
print out a copy first, be a waste to destroy your monitor over it. :)
no guns and you can't shoot people in the head, of course ms want nothing to do with it.
Has an Xbox360 owner I just hate this guy face, I just want to punch it.
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