04-02-2009 01:48 PM
Wow, you must have some crappy friends or no friends at all if you think this is a useless feature. My friends could be playing Oblivion or COD4, while I'm playing Mirror's Edge or Killzone 2. I'm not about to waste minutes on my cell phone or run up my phone bill just to do something the other box has been doing since Day One. Why would you want to invite people from the friend's list then? That's social, but you don't want in-game chat? Fail logic is fail.
Also, inviting friends from the friend's list, a lot of games support it, but it'll never be a major feature because all games released prior to that update would require patching.
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04-02-2009 02:26 PM
I think a lot of people are getting off topic from what the OP intended. X-game voice chat to me is a useless overhyped feature...well not useless because someone could use it, but for what I do not yet know.
I keep trying to create examples and fail to see where it would benefit, a lot of people do not use mics, the ones that use them do not talk all the time, the ones that do talk normally do not talk about anything except crap. When me and my real life friends are on COD4 we do nothing but talk crap to others, eventually we strategize and try to work together but how can X-game chat benefit from anything like this?
If I am playing KZ2 and someone else is playing COD4, we are both in the zone, what the heck would we be talking about like a bunch of school girls. If I do want to talk to anyone I can call them.
I think the furthest I would use voice chat features would be in voice notes like on a cell phone, instead of leaving subject txt to each other. "Finna start cod4 match" reply "Ok gimme 1 sec" reply "logging on now" reply "cant conect" reply "accept invite" then get on mic in game. I don't see how this is that bad because its quick and simple, but a voice note would be just as quick and simple without bogging down the network on Sony's end.
04-02-2009 02:33 PM
i dont really care for cross game voice chat. or text chat for that matter. i turn off message notifications on my ps3 and 360.
If i'm playing a game.. why would i want to talk to anyone? and if its a multiplayer game i'm more than likely too busy talking to my squad/teammates to talk to anyone.
The only feature i'm hoping will arrive soon is the ability to invite friends from the friends list into my game.
why do people want to chat so badly? i dont get it. mark my words, sony will eventually add cross game voice chat and you know what will happen? nothing, cause its a stupid feature for people to get worked up over.
Here is a scenerio: a friend sets up a voice chat with another friend:
Caller: Hey wassup..
Called person: uh, hey, wassup, i'm playing a game (which you can obviously see under their name in the friends list).. what you doing?
caller: nothing.. just saying hi, so what you been up to?
called person: ??? uh, nothing really.. I..uh... listen i was just about to beat this level before you called to voice chat and now i'm not focused and will have to start over from my last checkpoint.. is there a point to you wanting to voice chat with me?
Some EA games have HORRIBLE online voice chat. For example, NHL, Burnout, etc all have really choppy voice chat. With cross-game chat, we can overide these crappy EA servers and have good voice chat using the PS3 network. I know on my Xbox, when we play NHL, we party up and use cross game chat to talk, instead of having to rely on the choppy mics. Also, we dont have to listen to the stupid opponents we beat after the game.