Broke down the post made by member "Super_Secret" to see how much truth was in his story. Its actually a LOT, and he made claims about Cross-Game Voice Chat as well.
Barely? No wonder it's free.
who cares..we'll get it eventually... everyone needs to relax with the cross game chat rumors and what not... get people excited and then when it doesnt show up they get pissed... be happy you can actually play awesome games online like killzone 2 or littlebigplanet to name a few and for free!... im not saying we dont need it because chat is essential in an online experience but just chill and find some other things to do.. like play games! besides i think if voice chat was in the update im pretty sure they would have announced it but who knows
says the hypocrite complaining about ps3 fanboys in 360 articles
more than we need cross-game chat.
Don't be mad. It's not our fault MS is charging 50.00 a year. But yeah, cross game is definetely in the works. I'm fine with PSN as is. What I really want is custom avatars but I guess that's never happening. Hopefully these avatars coming in 3.0 will be awesome.
You sure do have a lot of bubbles for someone who would make a comment like that :/ You might want to clarify what you mean because, as most are taking it for: "Barely getting cross game voice chat? No wonder PSN is a free service" I'm pretty sure that IS what you meant, but why the FVCK do you have so many bubbles? LOL "What I really want is custom avatars but I guess that's never happening. Hopefully these avatars coming in 3.0 will be awesome." Of all the things to be cheap about why avatars? (PS3 icons next to our profiles, not 360s) It's just a small image, maybe they just don't want to get complains about explict avatar images. Still sucks that they actually plan to sell "premium" avatars. They're like 1inch pictures even on my 47in tv.
Personally ... I really could care less about cross-game chat. I like chatting in the game I am in and I would love it if more people chatted in-game for strategic reasons and even a little trash talking. I think the only reason cross-game chat has been such a hot topic is because the other console has it, and the supporters of that other console think they have a leg up on PSN because they have it. I'm hardly say anything on this board (usually just read) but I will say this, not everyone once cross-game chat. With that said, I'd like to hear what you guys (PS3 Owners and others) think are the reasons we should look forward to this feature?
Whining about PS3 fans on 360 articles when you're in a PS3 article, ya? Isn't that hypocritical, ya? How about growing up for a change, ya?
Believe it when i see it, been saying that for years now.
Well the thing is not so much cross-game chat. What it enables you to do is start a party chat (Cross game chat as people say) and leave it open to friends and then can jump in and join your session in progress and bam you are most of the time on the same team and you can chat. And you didn't even have to do anything, no game chat or no waiting in lobby or no need to invite so on and so forth. Me personally i love this feature cause it gives people that opportunity to join someones party and say what you have to say then leave instead of messaging back and forth
The PS3 slim name prediction is NOT "unconfirmed". Gamesradar have posted an article, "12 things you don't know about PS3 Slim", which clearly states that nowhere on the box or console does it say PS3 slim. He was right about this, the name is unofficial. Also consider that none of the preview videos (as far as I know) have shown the redesigned friends list. Why? Because they're waiting to reveal some other features in that department. It's legit.
I am going to trust this guy considering he was right about the other things
I think this is the part where he's wrong. Specifically the fact that new PS3 Slims will not come with 3.0 installed, since they will be manufactured, boxed, and shipped prior to the official and completely tested release of 3.0. New owners will have to upgrade to the latest firmware just like everyone else. This was mentioned at GC09. Also, it's highly unlikely that they wouldn't have mentioned the inclusion of cross-game chat at GC09 if it wasn't ready to go in September. This type of functionality is not something you get working only a week before release and rush through testing. It's something you keep in testing with tons of participants and devices for at least a month, fixing and re-releasing builds on a fairly rapid release schedule for continued, long-duration testing.
Super_Secret spoiled some stuff... but not all. He spilled the beans about many secret stuff but he's not the only one, but he hasn't given all, the FW 3.00 is the base of the new connection servers capable of handling Xchat and party rooms, and some other stuff tipped in the 2.80 FW. But we won't see nothing of it until the TGS Is not that he's wrong, he simply didn't had the full reports, the implementation of the Xchat will be managed later because it had disconnection problems just like the external chat room (for some or many)
-It's still replaceable and will actually be slightly easier as it has been relocated to the front of the console [UNCONFIRMED] That is confirmed. Watch the IGN video on the unboxing of the SLIM -It still has wireless [UNCONFIRMED] It still has wireless and was also confirmed by several gaming site that got the SLIM -Internally, several daughter boards have been removed, but all functionality is still there [UNCONFIRMED] How do you think the production price was cut by 70%? Several components has been removed. - It wont be called the "PS3 Slim". The PS1 "slim" and the PS2 "slim" were never officially called the "slim", either.[UNCONFIRMED] http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3... No slim anywhere on the box
Production costs are reduced by - - using smaller chipsets - using buttons instead of heat-sensitive touch pads - using the latest and cheapest BD drive - using smaller fans to go along with the new and less-heat prone chipsets - using cheaper material for the casing on the top and bottom - promising a certain number of production goals to lower long-term costs
"It still has wireless [UNCONFIRMED]" It's already been confirmed it has Wi-fi. Here's proof. http://www.maxconsole.net/c... Look at the symbol missing from the 20gb PS3. http://www.blogcdn.com/www.... The symbol is still there on the slim ps3.
I believe!!! I BELIEVE!!! Jump in so you can Play B3yond!
lets just say i pray that this guy is a 100% right with his prediction here, i didnt here anything of cross voice chat in the fw 3.0 preview video. but i hope its one of those things sony sneaks in there as a surprise or something. if this feature came today, i would go kiss my ps3 right now and not get off it until it overheats, thats how excited i would be. just think of how convienient a simple feature like this makes gaming with friends and family. plus its something that fanboys could no longer than brag about. win win thats for sure.
This guy is pretty accurate, maybe he does work for Sony.
Is the day I mute everybody in a game.
That I agree with you.
AMEN' BROTHER XD
I already have to mute numerous people online. Sometimes you get that one person who actually helps you out and talks tactics.
may I ask why because usually u are chatting with friends in a party chat scenario
Or you could just press the "ignore" or "decline" button whenever you get an invite to a private chat. Oh wait, you probably wouldn't be smart enough to do that.
Yeah, can't say it really does much for me. Seems one of those things the more hardcore youngsters (teens/early uni etc, without meaning disrespect) with an inordinate amount of spare time would get into and talk themselves into believing is 'essential'. And good luck to them - better to have something in a console than not have it - but can't see this sort of thing being the difference between mainstream sales happening or not happening. shrug. Think people get a bit too heavily into their bubble and forget how largely irrelevant these sorts of micro elements are to the majority.
Oh wait, you probably wouldn't be smart enough to realise that.
encountered a delay since it wasn't mentioned in the preview vid of 3.0
They would of mentioned cross game voice chat if it was true, thats bigger news than the ps3 slim.
Actually, the biggest news was the price cut that came WITH the Slim. That was bigger than news about ANY form of chat. [email protected]: You may not initially, but when more people get PS3's into homes, that will mean more possibilities down the road for things like better deals with third party publishers (because of the better install base), more people around to put onto friends lists (because of more PS3s into homes), and more of a chance to get sequels to these new IPs (because more people to buy the games because they are able to PLAY them). The price cut helps even those who already own the PS3 and have no intentions on buying a second from the price cut/slim news.
Not for people who already own a PS3.
he also leaked when 2.80 was coming out and he was completely right. I want him to leave a comment on this article to tell the truth. if he is for real i think the delays he talked about must have happened. that means we wont see cross game voice chat till 3.10
Ive talked to him before. Believe me when I say that he sees what we all are saying. He has been right about everything, so I have no doubt he is legit. I just think he is totally wrong about cross game chat coming in firmware 3.0. Im sure it is coming sooner then later, and that is all that matters.
Yeah, it's probably still being tested like backwards compatibility is right now. Thing is, they don't want to make us wait for everything to be delivered in two packages per year like MS does. When they get some more functionality, they get it to us ASAP. I'm also excited about what we ARE getting from 3.0, not b!tching about what we don't get.
@ Wakka i wonder why people pay for live when you get your game stats erased(yes it was one time but thats one to many times and means all 360 games are at risk of this), wait 20 min to find a match only to be lagged out 5 mins into the match, pay for dlc on "xbox 360 exclusives" yet pc gamers get the same dlc as these "xbox 360 exclusives" for free, xbox 360 owners are the only gamers who pay to play online, there ads on live which most of the time means a service is free to consumers and use ads to make money but not on live you get ads and a subscription fee so please explain to why people pay for this cross game chat and invite can't be that good to deal with all of that i don't hate the 360 so get me wrong its just people like Wakka and other 360 fanboys try bash a free service as if its the same as live should be made to look like idiots
xbox owners know they are getting shafted but its funnier when they try to prove its worth it. lol while ps3 owners laugh their asses off at them
The funny thing is I haven’t experienced anything you mentioned, and before you label me 360 fanboy I have both systems. As far as the DLC if you want it bad enough you pay for it, so what if its free on on the PC? Does that devalue LIVE? I know first hand my demo’s, movies, DLC, and updates all run faster on my 360, and yes the invite and xchat are worth it. You know how frustrating it is to turn on KZ2 and not just be able to hop in a game with my friends? I don’t have that problem on the 360 they are on, and theres room in the game instantly join them or have them invite me to their game. I will never for the life of me understand why people make these arguments when they only own one system or have only ever played a friends system. The funny thing is people say xchat is not that big of a deal,are the same people who will praise the high heavens when Sony announces it
"i wonder why people pay for live when you get your game stats erased(yes it was one time but thats one to many times and means all 360 games are at risk of this), wait 20 min to find a match only to be lagged out 5 mins into the match" None of those things have ever happen to me on xbl in five years, hate xbl, hate m$, but stop with the lies
@Smokzdaizm stop the lies lol so halo wars stats didn't get erased MS just made that up and all the people who the games are in on the joke and if people didn't have to wait 20 mins to get into a game of gears of gears 2 why did epic release so many patches for a game that didn't need it @ mriono getting into a game with my friends in killzone 2 is as easy sending message that say want to play killzone 2 he says yes i invite him not to difficult now is it cross game is ok but not important because if i go put in killzone 2 i want to play that game if my friend puts cod4 in he wants to play that game so what is the point of a cross game invite if we seen were both online but choose play different games should stop what i'm doing just to play a game with him no so no cross game invite is not worth paying for cross game chat is even more useless when i play online i talk to my team why do i need to talk to my friends if there not in the game if i have something important to say i'll say it on the phone
personally, i don't need it.. if my friends are playing a different game, i'd use my cell to call them. besides, why the heck would i want to strangers listening to my conversations? i understand xbots need this feature. xbots have a constant need to gang-up with their butt-buddies and insult strangers online -- a group of bullies verbally abusing an innocent person they don't even know. (immature) tweens (tweens = 98% of xbots population) do that.
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Goush! These rumors again. OK OK i'm believing it these Sony rumors are coming true!
@Tinted Eyes all fanboys bend backwards for their company of choice not just 360 fanboys i just called them out this because were getting a service thats much more stable for free but instead complaining to MS to fix the flaws of live they bash PSN
please explain how PSN is more stable than xbl esp when it took me five hours to download two demos (warhawk and Heavenly Sword) on a Saturday afternoon, when it took less than two minutes to download an update of the OS, dlc and demos on xbl. Maybeit's your connection that's unstable
psn is more stable because i can play killzone 2 with 32 players running firing rockets and throwing grenades with amazing graphics with out lag but 8 people brings gears of war to its knees on psn resistance 1(40 players) and 2(60 players) also don't lag or kick me out of games i can't say the same for halo 3 downloading a demo is not a serious problem downloading can be done in the back ground on psn and LIVE so if you had nothing to do for 2 hours while you wait i suggest you stop playing games and get a life the most important part of an online service is how stable a games servers are not how fast a demo downloads that is why psn is more stable dedicated servers beat p2p servers
will be available soon; Sony just has to figure out how to package two tin cans and 10,000 miles of yarn. But it is coming.
it was probably intended to but maybe it not ready yet...so he still right
...if you had watched the preview video of 3.0 correctly, you would have realised that Eric Lempell didnt mention the new redesigned 'friends list' along with the new 'trophy update' so there is still a pretty big chance of more hidden or unspoken features within 3.0, right?
i agree iv been saying the exact same thing since i saw it. notice the second video from pcworld nither eric or that guy flicks onto the friend list. or go onto the new trophy section interesting. theres still 2 weeks before this firmware comes out useally the video realeses a day or 2 before the actul firmware i believe they are more features! i hope to god its in game chat!
question MS patent cross chat, so Sony have to pay MS for cross chat right? doesn't matter, any upgrade for psn is welcome cause it's free. I can live without crosschat, I can still comunicate and play online for free. If we do get cross chat for free, I'll feel sorry for those that have to pay for it.
ive just had it confirmed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! super_secret just emailed me saying cross game will be in 3.00 and some "other mystery features that have slipped off the rumor radar" will also be included
.... If it was going to be in 3.00, the playstation blog would say something about it.
perhps super secret works for Sony PR that do intentional but not 100% correct leaks to create buzz about the PS3. Not 100% correct otherwise people will know that he does work for Sony's PR. This whole Slim rumor has been one of the best PR event for Sony which culiminated with Gamescon which has been a wild success for them. Top top it of the publicity was all free.
He mentioned that it might get delayed and pushed back, sadly I think this is what has happened. I think Sony would have mentioned it if it were true. It sounds like it's coming soon, just not in 3.0. At least, that's how I see it.
The day PS3 gets cross game game is the day I buy a headset for it.
why not just get a headset anyways to play online multiplayer games that support voice chat? wouldn't you rather play with people that are relevant to your situation in a game rather than causing confusion amongst others?
Dont bother , he's some usual pro x360 guy , but most of all usually anti ps3 , it's not even sure he really got a ps3 to begin with .
Its a feature that should have been added when PSN was launched most games I see the developers add it into the game. I just hope the rumor I have been hearing is that when 3.0 arrives it is also suppose to make every PS3 backwards compatible with PS2 games by the end of 2009.
While developed from February of last year, it was decided that enabling backward compatibility is now "off the table" Note: The PS3 is entirely capable of software only emulation. Improved reduced price PS2 sales affect this decision. Emulation could be full-firmware or down-loadable title-by-title. It's never stated it's not possible, not developed, not ready...just "off the table" I understand the business decision...and disagree with it. I'd urge everyone to request Sony at least release this for a fee on PSN, instead of waiting another 1 to 2 years to finally release it.
well, the only thing that can convince me is 'OtherOS Will be Removed', all other things 'was' suspectables.
I want to believe.
i was there in the thread following him! in fact my reply is right after his.... but the reason i wanted to make this comment is not cus of that... i wanted to say that he did say that it could be delayed if it was having problems... so i guess it will come later on :3
YEP ChatBots 'i' don't want it!!! A GAMES CONSOLE is for Playing GAMES??? Not Chatting??? Ok, say KZ2 to KZ2 in-the-same-game Voice Chatting(which i can do)is ok, but STUPID Cross-Game Chat??? TOTALLY POINTLESS!!! My GOD they will be adding TWITter + FaceLessBook to Games Consoles next...oh...er...erm... ;-D
i might be too old i dunno but.. i STILL dont understand the need for "cross-game chat". i mean, all online games enable voice chat already, so.. what more is needed? do people really want to chat while playing different games? i personally play mostly single player games, and i DEFINITELY do not want people msg'ing me all the time, let alone voice chatting with them while im on a quest in Fallout 3... im guessing the day cross-game chat arrives, is the day i will clean up at least 30 names from my friends list. just my opinion.
this needs to happen asap, if it does mark my words the ps3 will become a more attractive piece of hardware. add features like cross voice chat, voice messaging, and party system to the hardware side of things such as the value you get in the box. 1.dvd playback 2.bluray playback 3.built in wifi 4.HDD equipped& swappable 5.10.9% failure rate which is very good compared to say 54.5%? 6. and now slimmer, quieter, lighter and more power friendly [email protected] $299.99 you add all these little factors, and you can consider this the ultimate gaming system, because after these features mentioned above everything else is just pure nickel and dime features that don't really matter, what matters most are the fundamentals which i just listed.