You've been waiting for it. Firmware 2.00 is finally coming out this week: tomorrow, to be precise. This update, which has been a year in the making, was supposed to herald a new era of functionality for PS3.
Hah not ingame XMB but those themes are damned cool, what's with the separate PSN icon from the other network icon though? Either there's something to that or they're moving the friends list and store to that and just leaving RSS, Browser, and Remote play in the other one.
This is a huge update. All of you whiners need to calm down. Patience is a virtue.
In response to the mighty douche.
BOTS am cry
Must be from the PS3 and it's owners being gay. Shmee....die
It's up now, at 25% completion on my system.
im gonna hammer the sh!t out of the threespeech pages so sony know just how pi55ed i am.
i urge the rest of you to join my crusade!
it will come when HOME release early next year..sony knows EVERYONE wants it..
i realise that mate, but sony promised something big with 2.00, changing themes isnt BIG.
a promise is a promise.... well thats what i thought.
They did offer big improvements and upgrades that are unique to PS3. They just aren't what you were looking for.
I don't think Sony promised anything with 2.0...it was the interweBz rumor from last may...All Sony said was that in game messaging was coming, and that "it must be available in order for Home's lobbying to work correctly"...Home got delayed...I am assuming that resulted in the messing as well...
the blog and threespeach will burn to the ground today/tomorrow...No hope left for whoever is managing that place anyway...this is all people have been shouting about for about a year...and now we are left hanging still...its not necessarily Sony's fault, again they didn't promise it in 2.0 I don't think...but it is Sony's fault for not making in game messaging an absolute top priority...themes? great I guess...but anyone that plays online understands that is a feature we could wait a few more months for...the messaging isn't the other way around...
yeah i know dude, i just wanted it thats all, as soon as Uncharted has finished downloading ill forget all about the other stuff.
even the douche has to vent sometime. at least from tomorrow ill be able to do it on tekken online. hey, i guess tomorrow wont be so bad after all!
I'm with you mighty douche. this has been something that gamers have been clamoring for since the beginning. and it was shown as a feature that would be standard out of the box: http://youtube.com/watch?v=... (around 2:30 mark)
Its rediculous they just act like they are just figureing out there is massive demand for it (an option on the GAP survey....) I mean WTF ingame xmb should be IN THE WORKS, and the survey should have been between 3 features we'd never asked about. But with this survey it seems like they are trying to get by as long as possible without XMB access.
What bothers me is that with this announcement they arent even like, we are just about through with ingame XMB and should implement it shortly", or "we are working through the bugs and it should be out by christmas". But it seems to me like they are just sweeping it under the rug until they find a more opportune time to give us another feature that should have been there a year ago.
People can say all they want that you should listen to the game's sound and custom soundtracks detract from gameing immersion, but there are obvious times: designer half a$$ed the music list (motorstorm), online games, driving games, where many people would rather have some of their own tunes overlayed.
Plus I dont think anyone could argue that not being able to send and view messages in game is a good thing.
I totally agree Douche...I just wanted to make sure I didn't miss something as far as an official announcement in the past...
in either case...I figured 2.0 would definitely have it...mostly because I figured no one at SCE would want to deal with the hell that would follow a FW 2.0 update with no in game messaging...
its official now though...Not sure what they are thinking, or who they are trying to impress (its quit frustrating to think that they possibly just ignored what their owners want...and instead gave stuff that might look impressive on a sheet of paper)...no doubt the features in tomorrows update are pretty cool...its not what anyone wanted...
further problems invovle that retarded poll they just ran...in which people VOTED FOR IN GAME MUSIC!!!!! over messaging...which means...2010 most likely, I won't have to quit a game to read a message of someone telling me to join a game they made...it is so annoying...
DO ALL OF YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST IMAGES THEY SHOWED OF THE PS3 A YEAR AGO..WHERE IT ALREADY HAD ALL OF THE FEATURES WE ARE NOW WAITING FOR(XMB, MESSAGE ACCESS..ETC)??
I'm still really looking forward to this update.
Pretty cool, I like that little news bar on the side, they should also make one where you see you have a message, because sometimes you might be into a good game and wont see the message box pop up, so it would be cool if they added a little sidebox telling you if you have any new messages.
No ingame XMB........ah well at least we getting something that psp thing is cool
those themes are incredible.
no XMB sux.
but it can`t be far.
again, those themes are incredible, i hope they anim8.
ps. In game XMB WILL come w/ HOME.
yea the psp to ps3 functionality is one of the reasons i bought a ps3 in the first place. glad to see there solidifying the relationship between the two consoles.
lol! The irony! ;)
I'm digging the customization features especially with the XMB. when they release animated HD wallpapers that would look cool.
You are probably right. In game XMB will come with HOME and it makes a lot of sense too because those features fit in perfect with HOME. I just hope to still get the open beta by the end of this year. I think LBP also comes but I'm not 100 percent certain.
I'm not bothered with in-game xmb but I guess for the rest it's disappointing but still at least they put in customizable xmb which I really like and will spend alot of time with it and that list of features is really good.
"When speaking with SCEA representatives, we found out that in-game XMB support is still in the works, and that additional video support is "almost definitely" happening. However, there's still no clear indication as to when these features will be incorporated. A regular schedule of updates is planned for the coming year, but specific details were not provided." -PS3Fanboy
I guess were gonna have to wait a bit longer to make this happen.
Because people didn't get what they wanted again. Surprising? Nope.
If I have to quit COD4 to see what a friend wants one more time some Sony employee's head is going to go rolling. All this is nice but I could honestly care less. Give me the ESSENTIALS first, worry about the semantics later.
my day thus far of CoD 4...
friend invites me to a party...party is full...quit CoD 4...message friend..."start a new game"...launch CoD 4...wait for new invite...see a message has been sent to me...quit CoD 4...read message..."what map"...reply: "don't give a feck"...launch CoD 4...wait for invite...get bored...start my own game...send invite to friend...see message in the upper corner...quit CoD 4...read message..."your room is full, why didn't you join mine?"...commit suicide...
I always welcome changes and its looking good. Tomorrow this and Uncharted, will be a good day to look forward to.
Well, TruthBeTold, you're right.
It all looks good to me!
In game XMB? I can wait.
Video codecs? Don't care a bit... I access all my video's through a media server - use 'TVersity' and you can play any format your PC supports. I watch every single codec available on my PS3 already.
The rest of the updates look great.
I feel seriously let down by Sony.
This is getting pathetic. I was looking forward to the "almighty 2.0" but now I realize it doesn't have anything I wanted which was a very small list to begin with. How hard can it be to give access to your friends list and messages? Big letdown.
At least they are giving us more features regularly (firmware updates for PS3 and PSP). Not like Microsoft their update is fall update and that is it. I have a 360 and other than the fall update are games update. Sony is working hard people. This is new for them. There are many things we can do on the PS3 that we can't on the 360 and Xbox live and 360 have been out for a while now (5 years for Live and 2 years for 360).
I'm really glad they are going to let us set the XMB background color to what ever we want. I just hope they allow us to turn the gradual fading to black off too.
The changeable themes look great. But it doesn't make up for the lack of in-game XMB...
Well any update is a good update. It just goes to show that the are improve the XMB. But I do beleive that Sony is holding back on us with some of these features.
With all the hype Sony fanboy created about 2.0 supporting In-game XMB, I thought that I knew which system I would buy and unfortunately it looks like I won't be willing to buy a PS3 until it ha feature like in-game access to the XMB or custom music support.
That is insane, everyone have to wait wait wait, I think the console will be fine in 2010. I will just wait until.
Delaystation3. Just more of the same for the (small) herd.
Way to let their customers down!
I have never been so bored with a gaming console....seriously!
This is a great example of bad planning on the part of Sony.
So far, every aspect of this system looks like a dark thunderstorm cloud.
Nothing was thought out and everything was rushed.
Ha ha ha ha, We've had xmb access in game since the begining. Once again you sony fanboys have to wait for features we always had. Ha ha ha back to COD4 360. Oh yah UPS hasnt brought my 360 back yet from MS repair. Better not be a damn refurb. Oh well back to ratchet and clank.
WOW! Im amazed! ;)
Good to see them adding new features every firmware release. Come on bring on the XMB in game functionality already...
But this is a GOOD update regardless what you guys say. You "fools" who had your hopes up with those rumored 2.0 updates have nobody to blame but yourselves. Sony has officially stated that in-game XMB support IS IN THE WORKS, calm down. It'll come, they never said it would be in 2.0 did they?
You guys need to seriously be thankful for these updates, they add support for things that players have asked for, but not everything obviously.
Great Update Sony.
Hey Expy if you could just pop your head of of sonys ass for just 1 second,you will see Sonys got its big hand up your ass and is pulling all your strings, WAKE UP
Then don't make a comment aimed directly at us telling to calm down and referring to us as "fools." You obviously don't care so why waste your time right?
Also, you must not play many online games with friends on your friends list. If you did, you would know the pain of trying to coordinate games between a group of friends. Having to start a game and stop it to read a message, then repeat that process five more times before anything goes right is hell.
Expy is right finally someone who gets it...
Let me guess. We have no right to complain because this update provides things a lot of people wanted. Also, they are working on in game XMB. Sony already said so. Is that what you would have said had Expy not beat you to it?
Watch the presentation video of Phil Harrison displaying in XMB access from about two years ago and keep telling yourself that. Watch that vodeo from TWO YEARS AGO and tell me why I shouldn't complain as to why I don't have it right now.
Stop being happy with what you've got and learn to expect from people what you were told you would get. If no one keeps complaining, then Sony will keep forgetting.
The one thing Sony did wrong this generation was to underestimate the power of the internet media machine and the elitist stance that hardcore gamers have taken in the last few years. And, hardcore gamers are the main audience for the PS3. I bought it for the reasons they selled it for (media center, blu-ray, sleek look)but the average gamer and even many hardcore gamers are not into that. They need games galore. And game features galore. This firmware update is catering to my needs (use the media remotely and improve its look).
I've had a jolly good time with the PS3 and it is the centerpiece of any of my social reunions. It will only get better.
I am not a fanboy.If I had money and time I would ALSO buy the Xbox machine (so far only for Mass Effect, Bioshock I play in my PC), but its still, as it was, a second choice. I will probably buy it at the end of its cycle.
As such I would ask people to stop hating what you don't have. If you dont like the PS3 that's fine, dont bash the happy owners. No one lieks to own a lemon, but it seems that in this time everyone actually WANTS the other device to be a lemon.... why? I think humanity is de-evolving.
Play more, give more kudos, enjoy what these people's goal is: To make you play!
Well i'm getting the PS3 60GB in a few days so I can't wait and yes its sucks that ingame XMB won't be put in but if they have ingame messaging then thats a great start.
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why do the xbots complain ? i thought the rodbox has anything they want ? there is no reason to complain about things you even dont have. i understand it is disappointment that there is no ingame xmb, but it will come, better later than never. the new 2.0 is despite of this a nice update, cant wait for tomorrow.
i actully thought we were getting in game xmb now... well im sad.. again.
im gonna stop read on N4G i always get hyped on something then it get turned down. ALl i want is music while playing a game is that so hard?? i mean even old Xbox had ingame music. well no point in whineing i guess i just have to w8.. and w8.. and w8... sigh im tierd
i should of brought a 360 instead
the firm ware is cool and all, but how much time is anyone going to really spend on the xmb? i mean i just wanna play games, to hell with themes and pics and all the other james bond techi stuff. and i own a 360 with all those features on the dashboard. but at the end of the day, give me the give me the give me the GAMES!
lmao @ no in-game music streaming
This update is pretty radical and I can't wait to download it. I find that some people are sad about the in game music not being in, but it's OK with me; however, I was hyped about it.
What a nice first post.
Don't worry guys, in games xmb probably on 2.01 and it probably have home beta with it, my guess btw this update is great after all
I really love those themes. I guess they and the small improvements they made with this upcoming firmware will tide me over for a little bit, till in-game XMB comes out.
Honestly if the In-Game XMB wasn't spread throughout the internet, then people would say this is a pretty good update. I think what we are seeing is 2.0 is the starting ground for all the expansions coming out. In Game XMB probably won't come out until everything is working a lot better, and is working correctly with Home. On top of that, the in-game XMB is probably not compatible with all the individual dedicated servers for every game out.
I've been wanting playlists in music and the ability to remotely turn on and off my PS3 with my PSP as its a pain trying to get my wife to remember to leave the PS3 on at home whilst im at work. Many a time im cut off when listening to music through my PSP and have to call her and guide her through putting PS3 back into remote play mode because she "accidentally" switched it off (Personally I think she is energy concious which is understandable).
I just hope we can now categorise our music a bit better too, i.e. Artist>Album>Tracks rather than Artist>Tracks or Album>Tracks. The XMB ingame support is still a bit of a downer, but those things above where top of my list so im not too bothered.
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