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Feb 18 2012
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PS Vita as PS3 Keyboard

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I was playing Twisted Metal today and trying to use the on-screen keyboard to chat. It was cumbersome using the DualShock 3. I then looked at my PS Vita light bulb clicking. Why can't I use the wonderful touchscreen as my keyboard for my PS3? mmmmmm.....Come on Sony show the world what this technology can really do.

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Monster Hunter
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Feb 18, 2012

This actually sounds like a great idea!

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Feb 18, 2012

I second that!

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Splicer
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Re: PS Vita as PS3 Keyboard

Feb 18, 2012

Why not just open up the message app on the Vita?

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Wastelander
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Feb 18, 2012

You can't be signed into 2 devices at the same time I believe.

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Splicer
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Feb 18, 2012

You actually can, I've been using my Vita to send message while in game on my PS3. It's a lot faster than the XMB.

I'm not really sure how the Vita signs into PSN. PS3 users can't see Vita users, so I guess it doesn't count as a second device signing in.

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Feb 18, 2012

Why didn't they thought of this before? This is certainly an excellent idea. ^^

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Splicer
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Feb 18, 2012

This is not about sending messages. This is about using the ON SCREEN KEYBOARD for the PS3. During ANY GAME OR APPLLICATION. Like text chatting in the lobbys chat rooms for online games. This is about using the PS Vita touchscreens keyboard for the input for that same PS3 on screen keyboard. This is the idea. Sync it through Bluetooth like the ps3 already supports Bluetooth keyboards.

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Feb 18, 2012

I would def be down for this

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Feb 18, 2012

This would be VERY simple to program too. I work as a game programmer and wish I could do it for them. Simply create an App for the PS Vita that outputs a signal through bluetooth to emulate a bluetooth keyboard. The app would simply be a full screen touch keyboard. Wish I had a PS Vita dev kit on my hands.... Nothing would have to happen on the PS3 end for this to happen.

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