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PSN Has "All The Capabilities" Of Xbox Live

Thus far, it's still a relatively obvious fact: Xbox Live is the most fully realized online console service. However, with plenty of additions and enhancements in 2007 and tons of potential, the PlayStation Network is catching up fast. At this point, one could even argue it's preferable simply because it's free. Furthermore, some developers - like EA Army of Two assistant producer Matt Turner - are recognizing all the inherent possibilities of the PSN.

Speaking to CVG, Turner first admitted to suffering through some "growing pains" with the Network, but went on to say the service "has all the capabilities." In other words, the foundation is there, and let's not forget about the in-game XMB functionality that should be added very soon.

"There are extra challenges [with PSN] just because the PS3 is newer to our team so we've had to work through some growing pains, getting used to a whole new system of development," Turner told us. "But it has all of the capabilities, it's just that at the moment we have more experience on the Xbox."

Yes, we've heard this line from EA before, about how they have "more experience" with Microsoft's console. And this, we don't doubt...although we have to say, we're getting a little tired of the same ol' quote. Anyway, Turner also says his upcoming title, Army of Two, will take more steps to "get over the shortfalls of the PS3 firmware's online menus," and promises that operating with the friends list is just "as easy as doing it on Xbox Live." In the end, we figure it's only a matter of time before the PSN catches up to Live, and with the addition of PlayStation Home, it should go ahead. Lastly, if it stays free, than it'll be a no-brainer...

2/5/2008 Ben Dutka

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008 @ 5:10:09 PM

I hear ya there. let's just hope that Army of Two doesn't fall victim to yet another inferior EA product compared to its 360 brethren - been waiting for this game for more than a year already!

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008 @ 5:28:06 PM

I'm more excited at the potential of "Home". Although I am more disappointed with how long it is taking Sony to get there online up and running fully. The PS3 has been out for over a hear and still no dramatic changes....they better get going. They have the games in the pipeline FINALLY so lets get the online component going or they will fall behind the 360 forever.

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K Phantom
Wednesday, February 06, 2008 @ 7:30:57 PM

three words, free free and guess what? free

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