New Xbox Update Allows You to Have 1000 Friends - Narcissists Weep With Joy : "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."

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KratosGirI3289d ago

That's a bit of an overkill...

Christopher3289d ago (Edited 3289d ago )

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?

mrcash3289d ago

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.

-Alpha3289d ago (Edited 3289d ago )

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.

T9X693289d ago

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.

DarkTower8053289d ago (Edited 3289d ago )

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.

Christopher3289d ago (Edited 3289d ago )

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.

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Non_sequitur3289d ago

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.

kndy3289d ago

thats really interesting, thanks for that tidbit. i actually learned something on N4G today, imagine that lol

GodsHand3289d ago

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.

Dread3289d ago

u do know that you do not have to have that many friends. It is completely optional. Nice try though.

creatchee3289d ago

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

Blaze9293289d ago

I'm still waiting to see what 'big' changes will come from them canceling the original Xbox LIVE....

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Samus HD3289d ago

Why 1000 friends !!
you (in general) don't need 1000 friends and I'm sure you don't have 1000 friends

OSU_Gamer3289d ago

I love how people are trying to turn this into something bad...stop trolling

ELite_Ghost3289d ago

lol its cool, it might b a bitch finding 1 specific friend on ur list tho XD

HellsJanitor3289d ago (Edited 3289d ago )

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.

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niceguywii603289d ago (Edited 3289d ago )

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.

Myst3289d ago (Edited 3289d ago )

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.

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