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Is 'Home' Sony's online gaming service?

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Or is it just an online application where Friends meet and socialise.

Are we still going to see Sony integrate XMB into games, like being able to bring up the Friends list, sending / recieving Messages, sending Game & Chat Invitations all while in-game and now viewing Friends and our own Trophies while in-game.

Basicly are we going to see an intergrated online gaming service?
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Mar 12, 2007


KillahSouljah wrote:
Or is it just an online application where Friends meet and socialise.

Are we still going to see Sony integrate XMB into games, like being able to bring up the Friends list, sending / recieving Messages, sending Game & Chat Invitations all while in-game and now viewing Friends and our own Trophies while in-game.

Basicly are we going to see an intergrated online gaming service?


The Playstation Network is more or less their "gaming service". Home is more of an optional, downloadable community.
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Thats good to know, so we'll still be seeing the update for allowing us to access the XMB while in-game, send Game / Chat Invitations throught the XMB while in-game. Send and recieve Messages while in-game?



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KillahSouljah wrote:
Or is it just an online application where Friends meet and socialise.

Are we still going to see Sony integrate XMB into games, like being able to bring up the Friends list, sending / recieving Messages, sending Game & Chat Invitations all while in-game and now viewing Friends and our own Trophies while in-game.

Basicly are we going to see an intergrated online gaming service?


The Playstation Network is more or less their "gaming service". Home is more of an optional, downloadable community.



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I've just heard theres going to be a BIG Firmware Update this week, is this true?
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KillahSouljah wrote:
I've just heard theres going to be a BIG Firmware Update this week, is this true?


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no, more like a virtual chat room
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Re: Is 'Home' Sony's online gaming service?

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KillahSouljah wrote:
I've just heard theres going to be a BIG Firmware Update this week, is this true?

this week, maybe not, this month probably in preparation for  the euro launch
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KillahSouljah wrote:
Thats good to know, so we'll still be seeing the update for allowing us to access the XMB while in-game, send Game / Chat Invitations throught the XMB while in-game. Send and recieve Messages while in-game?



No idea.

But while in the Home game, if your friend is on too, you can talk to each other and such, and join into a game together.

But while he's in a game and you're in Home, I don't know if you can still pop up messages. Maybe watch the whole GDC and you might get the answer because I forgot and all. He probably didn't mention anything about it though.
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I would've loved it if Home was designed and developed by the XMB guys instead of SCEE London Studios.
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KillahSouljah wrote:
Or is it just an online application where Friends meet and socialise.

Are we still going to see Sony integrate XMB into games, like being able to bring up the Friends list, sending / recieving Messages, sending Game & Chat Invitations all while in-game and now viewing Friends and our own Trophies while in-game.

Basicly are we going to see an intergrated online gaming service?

The XMB will still be there.  The XMB will have the added option "home", just like it has for example "music"
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