TheBrokegamer.com : "Chalk this up as a rumor for the time being folks, but it’s making the rounds that with the new Xbox 360 dashboard update that is set to release next month will allow users to bust through the cap of 100 friends."
That's a bit of an overkill...
I guess I can try and add more than just my one current friend? I dunno, even on my PS3, which is my primary console for gaming, I have only a handful of friends. To me, having a crap load of friends is like having 300+ friends on facebook... how do you manage them all and how many of them do you really consider friends at the end of the day?
eh its very different, this is all about gaming i have friends with different gaming interests so its good to have a good amount of them. I don't know about 1000 but it doesnt hurt.
I think this is a great update if true. MS isn't intending you to add 1000 friends. But it's a great way to make people feel like they virtually have an infinite amount of space. If they have the capability, then by all means, give it to us. What's the big harm and why so negative? Cap it at 150 and eventually people will want 200. Cap it at 200 and some people will want more. Cap it at 1000 and you wont have people complain for a long time. What I'd really like to see is the ability to create friend groups. I don't understand why I always see something XBL has done well spun into something bad.
Anything to give people a reason to downplay XBL. Cross game chat is equivalent to being able to have 1000 friends if you know what I mean. I do like your idea of creating friend groups, I would like to be able to place all my friends I play X game with in one group and the people that mostly play XY game with me, in another group.
I completely agree. I don't have a 360 atm, but I ony have 15-20 friends on my PSN fl at any given time. I'm always cleaning up my fl and only keep good friends, family and a small group I play COD with. I don't know how Live is, but if its like PSN and let's you know when someone logs in or out that could get VERY annoying.
Please note, I don't think this update is bad or anything, but when I read '1000 friends' the first thing that popped into my head was 'how the hell would I manage that!?!' @DarkTower805: On both PSN and XBL you can disable those notifications. Problem is that you can't set it by person, it's either on or off. Would be great on both systems if you could create groups for friends with their own settings. I know I want to know when my brother-in-law and a few other friends are online, but not a lot of others.
Yeah, social scientist have determined that the mind could only handle between 120-200 people to socialize with. That's why many peoples have divided themselves in groups about that size. Many tribal people like to keep tribes about 200 people. Congregations are recommended not to exceed 200. Roman military units were put to groups of about 120.
They travel in 300.
thats really interesting, thanks for that tidbit. i actually learned something on N4G today, imagine that lol
I don't know if xbox users suffer that same thing as PS3 users, but having 1,000 friends, is just 1,000 more ways to get spam messages.
u do know that you do not have to have that many friends. It is completely optional. Nice try though.
I don't think that it's overkill at all. I've been on LIVE for 4 years and I can't tell you how many people that I've had to delete just to make it under the limit. Not that I play with all of my friends, all of the time, but I hated deleting them because it felt like I was saying "I don't like you anymore" or something LOL
I'm still waiting to see what 'big' changes will come from them canceling the original Xbox LIVE....
Well here it is.
well bam here it is
thats huge upgrade
Why 1000 friends !! you (in general) don't need 1000 friends and I'm sure you don't have 1000 friends
I love how people are trying to turn this into something bad...stop trolling
lol its cool, it might b a bitch finding 1 specific friend on ur list tho XD
What if I only have 29 and like it like that? Edit: With the fiends of friends feature that is 1000 firends with 1000 friends each you can view. Giving you 1000000 profiles to view, comunicate with or join to play at any given time plus your 1000 friends and 100 recent players. I wonder if MS will release soemthing I can mount on my head to remember names and information about 1000 people all at the same time.
NO ONE HIT U ON A FACE AND SAID U MUST HAVE 1000 friends AND ANOTHER THING friends NOT firends
I guess xbox fans complaining about having A 100 friend limit will be happy. @#3 your claims are based one the current system software the new system it much faster and stable.
Quite frankly I don't like how there are limits to friend lists :(, but this would be pretty cool if true. Not sure of anyone here who would touch that but hey I'm human I could very well be wrong.
I don't even KNOW 1000 people.
Tell that to some of these Facebook users. How in the hell can you have 2000+ 'friends'? :)
lady gaga and drake have 2,000,000 likes.some chicks i know have over 2500 friends
I think the point hes making is having 1000 friends isnt really having 1000 friends, its having a bunch of friends a load of associates you never see or speak to, the whole friends number battle of facebook is a status symbol for people who need some self assertion becuase this many people added them on a site, To put an example of how low this can go, My old school nemesis tried to add me before, yet if I saw him it would most likely end in a fight. Its a good feature to have more room on there though, but I get the feeling were paying for this with the XBL pricehike. Well I only have a few people who I play with on xbox so if that is the case dont feel I should contribute to it. This may only be speculation but we are paying for something, and when the new dash gets here we will see a bit more about what we are paying for
more is always worth it, I rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.
1000 people? Damn i only chat with like 3-4 people and i have 60 friends on xbl. Useless for most people i find.
MS..... stop with all this superlative junk... get back to making games.. I only bought 3 360 games this year... I want to game, not all this silly stuff you keep adding.. You are spreading yourself to thin and many hardcore gamers are just not buying as many of your games. We get the message you dont care...
wow I thought this was good news. People were complaining that 100 friends was not enough and they up the limit to 1000, and now Ms is wrong again. Ms can never win. Whatever they do you will find something to hate about. and by the way this year alone i have bought more that twenty games, including Alan Wake, Crackdown 2, Halo Reach, Mass Effect 2, Conviction and many other multiplats. So in my opinion Ms has done pretty well this year.
^ count your exclusives.... AW was a rental, Crackdown was poor and my bud list never supported it ME2, Reach and Fable for me... I can play MPs elsewere. think you see now with my 360 you have to include MP titles to say MS is doing gamers well
dude just sell your X360 already.
The difference between you and me is that you brought 3 360 games in a year and you're unsatisfied. I have never purchased 3 games in one year, ever. And I'm satisfied with my gaming experience on my 360. I guess MS caters to people who like games but don't go overboard. I use my cash to pay rent, buy food, buy gas, pay for textbooks, and so on. 3 games in a year sounds like overkill to me. If you have a PS3 as well then it seems very fair that you would buy 3 games on your 360 and maybe 3 games on your PS3. Then you'd have 6 games in a year. One game every 2 months. That sounds reasonable.
Would be kind of annoying really to have 1000 friends on xbl. Just think of all the pop up msgs you'd get telling you when someone is online.
I'd have to disable my notifications. Imagine going for a tough achievement and hearing the bleep bloop when you THINK you've got it, only for it to be "IdiotSaysWhat signed on to XBL" again ... for the hundredth time. Suicide rates would go through the roof! Edit: Ok, so maybe people wouldn't kill themselves from frustration. Over exaggeration? Tough crowd today.
I think I once topped out at about 90, then I trimmed it to the people I actually play with and I think 50 is even too much. Useless feature...but why the hell not
imagine trying to remember 1000 friends names 0_0 you: oh hey whats up Scoty? Scoty: for the last time my name is Brian!!!
lololol wowwww that's a lot of friends!
any games with anyway. Really why? 1000 people too many morons to remember and it's absolutely no need for that many slots. I'm not complaining cause it doesn't hurt me but the idea of 300 fanboys, 100 gamer girls(annoying hoes/feminist who play any game as long as the protaganist is female and expect royal treatment cause her boobs exsist), 200 that log in once every two months, 373 male idiots, 27 real gamers(male and female). 30 slots is probably all I'll ever need
unless MS is making you add 1000 friends, I don't see how this is a bad thing at all. When listening to podcats like N4G, I commonly hear the host complaining that they want to add a lot of people to their friends list, but can't because there is only a 100 friend limit.
you're the type of moron I wouldn't want on my list. I said I wasn't complaining because it doesn't hurt me BUT I don't see the need for it. And there's a big difference between 100 and 1000.
Is your name ironic or sarcastic? OSU was stating his opinion and you called him a moron. Real classy.
Im a moron because i am responding to your post without mentioning anything about you complaining? Pot meet kettle.
exactly, the ability is there no one is holding u or forcing you to add 1000 ppl, except u dont have a mind of ur own which only make one a total idiot. MS put it there for ppl that want it, believe it or not there are super hardcore gamers out htere can have huge HUGE CLANS and want to have the president down to the grunts on their friend list and this only makes it better... so i dont see y anyone would complain about this .. i for one am a hardcore gamer and i have 100 friends and would love to add more coz i play will all of them obviously i have favourites and hate to have to delete ppl i actually play with every now and again.
I only have about 30 friends and I know most of them in real life. 1000 seems like a lot but if people feel they need that much then so be it.
keep turning good news into something bad thats a pretty hypocritical name you got there
In all fairness, despite his name, his comment wasn't that bad. I think it's a good update. The limit needed to be increased. I also agree that 1000 is a "lot". Just like facebook, people with 1000 friends can't possibly know them all. And (you) are also right, MS isn't saying add 1000 friends. If everyone did, the infrastructure would probably need some more upgrades. The 1000 number is MS saying, OK, it needs increasing, increase it enough so we don't have to ever increase again. 1000 does that. It's also a meaningless bit of competitive marketing.
the friends list already takes sometime to load the gamerpics-motto's with 100 friends ONLY! now double it 10 times,and what do you get?
the upcoming new dashboard is much faster though.
how are people who are xbox fans btw hating on an improvement? wow what is the world coming to? OT: I do most of my gaming on ps3 so i hope sony adds this as well. Just because i do not have 100 friends doesnt mean i won't 1 day and if i do i would like to keep them. You dont have to put 1k people on your list if you don't want to people..........
No but with the recent price hike you cant help but wonder if this is one of the small things were paying for, The servers wont come from nowhere. I could be wrong but I just imagine that to up it to 1000 for everyone will warrant a need for more servers
We (americans) chose xbox and its paid service over Ps3 and its free service. If you do not like the features and fees why did you buy the box? You HAVE to pay for live and another 10 bucks is what happens sometimes when you are paying for a service. They no they can raise it because YOU will pay it. The answer is simple you do not like the fee do not pay it....... i will not be paying for XBL again after the price hike because sony has more then enough games for me (for free)......... (we all know everyone will pay it anyway so why do i bother) and to answer your question yes this and the ESPN thing ais why we are paying more to play online... you know the extra NON gaming features that we all want on our gaming system.
>>(we all know everyone will pay it anyway so why do i bother) << You are proof that your comment above is false. You claim that you are (a) Live! subscriber who won't renew because of the price increase (despite continued and increasing discounts). So you negate the comment that everyone will pay anyway. Anyone, like yourself, who feels that the 83ȼ a month increase is too much for what they get, can choose to not pay it, just like you say you are going to do.
Well I only got about five or six friends, most of them I know personally. I won't every need 1,000 friends, not even on PS3 and FaceBook? Nope because I don't use that really at all.
What 1000?! There's no way that can be right!
As for all the negative posts above, heres something for you to chew on; OMG Gran Turismo 5 has over 900 cars - what's the point in that Sony!!!!!! i'm only going to use perhaps 30 or 40 ever.....what a waste. See how ludicrous that sounds? It's an option to be used,if,you personally, would like to. :D
Sounds ludicrous because its completely different
They're more or less saying you can have as many friends as you like, I doubt many people would reach 1000 without purposely trying. I only have like 12 on XBL, but I don't add strangers.
Im jelaous now! Because i allways have to delete someone in my list to add someone! DAMN IT!
Ok.. Since this is a rumor right now.. Do you guys think that MS will update the party chat number as well?
Geeze, I barely have 10 friends I play with regularly as it is, what the flip would I need 1000 for?!
To me I abit skeptical at, cos Im in the 360 beta update and I've reached the 100 friends limit already. There either testing already and are awaiting certification from MS. Or there going to release in November for all xbl gold users.
Did you test today's Dashboard update? There was one this afternoon.
For a MMO or a really BIG game 1000 friends can be useful. Like in PS3 MAG, you have the whole Sver faction on your friends list or something, lol.
finally some evidence that they're adding features after taking away xb1 support. i hit that 100 limit when gears1 came out
why the hell did my comment got tookn off for? cuz i wrote it in caps!!!!! come on man be for real it just too many babies, whiners,and bitches, guess its ironic cuz im complaining right now lmao.... i didn't say anything immature at all to get my comment tookn down... but i see countless and countless of comments that is waaay worse than mines and yet they still have their shit up but let me guess its cuz my comment was immature right.... OR THE FACT CUZ IM WRITING IN CAPS I WONDER WHY? just because i wrote in caps do not mean nothing i just wrote it in caps but hey more and more im not liking this shit at all from these so call mods in here and these petty ass posters!!!!!!!!!!!
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