How Sony Can Drastically Improve Their New Text Chat Feature

Mike Hartnett on writes: "OK, listen, I applaud Sony for getting this Firmware update out the door and providing us with new features for our PS3s, but why oh why did they put out such a broken text chat system? Here are some issues that need to be addressed ASAP."

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swiftshot933485d ago

Did they even test that? lol

adolson3485d ago


"hello" becomes: "****o"


"hell?" becomes: "hell?"


El_Colombiano3485d ago

WOW that did NOT take long at all...

Trollimite3485d ago (Edited 3485d ago )

for all of you that dont know. this is an april fools joke. expect an announcment latter this week. voice chat is comming.

the text chat was implamented to fix the cross game invite problem. as you know microsoft has a patten on it and this is the only way we could get around it. you guys complain so much! its impossible to please you guys

ToastyMcNibbles3485d ago

dont play dude.. are you serious? or is this some sick post april fools post? dont toy with my emotionssss

LoVeRSaMa3485d ago

One of my friends names "Simon" is censored for some reason...

I have a bluetooth keyboard and i have to backspace so i can hyphenate my sentences.

Apart from that this is a great feature, and I cannot wait for MOAR!

Hallucinate3485d ago

im not a hater at the chat room, but this article is 100000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000 000000000000000000000000% correct

NJShadow3485d ago

Same here, I wanted to make that clear. I had changed the title nearly 3 times so I didn't sound TOO harsh. =)

adolson3485d ago

As I commented there, I don't agree with the notification that someone is playing a game or not - that's just going to flood the screen with messages.

But the rest I agree with, and have a few things to add:

- a message when someone logs out or chooses to leave a chat room

- auto-login option for at least one chat room in the list

- invite notification for chat rooms not logged into, but still in the list

swiftshot933485d ago

that I'm doubting that sony would intentionally release such a feature because its so pointless and just a waste of resources. Because of that I'm certain they will fix that current text chat problems and will add voice chat, hence why we see it present but is whited out.

frayer3485d ago (Edited 3485d ago )

New text chat is awesome, and you can tell in-game voice chat is coming- presumably, in a bigger update as the icon for it is there for use but grayed out whilst in game. I can also sort of understand the short character lock for the chat because you're not writing your life story out or anything. It's just for quick short texts like im'ing. I can live with or work around the censorship.

Sk8boyP3485d ago

I wasn't totally disappointed at the grayed out voice chat icon, that shows they're working on it and I assume it'll be similar to the chat room, multiple people can join just like our new chat feature.

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