PS3 News: Might Cross-Game Chat Be A Premium PSN Feature? - PS3 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

Might Cross-Game Chat Be A Premium PSN Feature?

Cross-game chat is a major feature for online functionality that hasn't yet been added to the PS3's repertoire. We keep hearing that it's coming, but it may come with a bit of a twist...

According to Games Thirst citing an article in the latest PTOM issue, cross-game chat may be a feature for which you have to pay. In the article, there are a couple of quotes that might indicate a paid subscription will be necessary to access the feature in question, and the first reads:

"Aside from the 3D goodness, cross-game party chat is the obvious 'next big feature,' even though it might be restricted to paid [PSN] subscribers."

The second reads:

"Sony’s current service is one of the PS3’s best features, so we’d begrudgingly welcome a revamped PSN with extra subscriber functionality, like cross-game-chat and exclusive PSN downloads."

We know a paid subscription option is coming to the PSN, but this is the first we're hearing that cross-game chat may be one of the "premium" features. The question is, what do you think about this? For the record, Sony has no intention of charging to play online; the premium subscription service will simply give you access to other things, like early demos, extra add-on content and other bonuses. But shouldn't cross-game chat be free for all because it relates to online gaming? Granted, Xbox Live is a paid service so we can't say 360 owners get this feature for free but even so, we're willing to bet that most PS3 owners believe cross-game chat should come free of charge.

2/16/2010 8:58:30 PM Ben Dutka

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

Comments (126 posts)

Mysterio Spyder
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 9:22:05 PM
Reply

Cross Game Chat SHOULD be free of charge in my opinion, but I'm willing to pay for it, especially if the funding goes to improving PSN.

Agree with this comment 10 up, 4 down Disagree with this comment

Zorigo
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 7:47:41 AM

i'm not willing to pay. this should be standard. standard.

Agree with this comment 12 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

TheCrazyMerc
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 8:59:04 AM

Yeah im with Zorigo on this one, it should of been standard, FROM THE BEGINNING.

Agree with this comment 11 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

lMephisto
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 11:24:06 AM

It wasn't on XBL since the beginning... and Sony has been playing catch up for a while. How can you say that it had always been like that? :P

I'm ok if they charge for this, M$ does it as well and yes, it has the value of a premium service.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 6 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 9:41:35 PM
Reply

I honestly could care less about cross game chat. Just keep flooding the PSN with PS1 classics and exclusive PSN content.

Agree with this comment 28 up, 5 down Disagree with this comment

Jawknee
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 9:44:27 PM

Yes the classics are pretty much the only thing i spend money on the PSN.

I splurged on the Heavy Rain Theme though. Pretty cool.

Agree with this comment 6 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 10:12:41 PM

Yeah I don't really have time for the PSN games but the PS1 classics that I don't have in my collection are a must own. That's all I buy too, and maybe an add-on pack if the game is good, but most DLC is ptuey.

Got Rag Doll Kung Fu for free, I should probably delete that from my hard drive. Never play it.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 2/16/2010 10:13:24 PM

Agree with this comment 4 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Karosso
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 10:29:11 PM

Amen to that LV!

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

OtisFeelgood
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 11:37:34 PM

@Jawknee

Yeah, that Heavy Rain Theme is pretty nice.

Back on topic, I rarely use cross-game chat on my 360 so I don't really care for it. It should be free though.

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bridgera
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 5:08:33 PM

"I honestly could care less about cross game chat."

I think that about hits the nail on the head.

I think there was 1 time when cross game chat would have been convenient, all other times, I was in the game playing with the people that I was talking to.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Jawknee
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 9:43:36 PM
Reply

Don't need it. Don't care to pay for it.

What else you got Sony?

Last edited by Jawknee on 2/16/2010 9:47:38 PM

Agree with this comment 9 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

animalmother
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 9:17:29 PM

Words out of my fingers right there.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

recks1jtp
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 10:01:58 PM
Reply

"exclusive PSN downloads", huh? Let's hope they're planning something better than what they do with the usual High Velocity Bowling download they tag onto almost every episode of Qore...

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

geovanwitdakick
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 10:05:18 PM
Reply

I like it, I'd welcome it to the PS3 free, or with a price tag. People that play multiplayer as much as they play single player tend to request this feature more than primarily single player gamers, since it's hard being in an online match, & finding a corner to crouch in, & then access your XMB, & then type letter-for-letter to tell your friend to join ur match.

Just join his/her party before your match starts (or invite him/her), or find a corner to hide in & send a party invite. Simple. But then again I can see why people wouldn't like this feature.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 10:16:00 PM

The only reason I would want it is to shut a certain sect of people up for good.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 10:55:19 PM

The gays?

Agree with this comment 5 up, 3 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 11:57:19 PM

No Vertigo, you are free to speak :)

Agree with this comment 5 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 2:01:54 AM

::Comes out from under World's dad's desk::


Say what?

Agree with this comment 5 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

OtisFeelgood
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 2:02:02 AM

Boom. Boom to the power of boom.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Shams
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 11:28:00 AM

World then reminds dad to keep insect repellent at desk, as he seems to have an infestation problem.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 1:38:26 PM

lol

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Hezzron
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 10:10:15 PM
Reply

CGC just seems like a interesting detail at this point. I'd welcome it, but I certainly wouldn't pony out some monthly scratch for it. Besides, the only chatting I really need to do is with the players I'm playing in-game with......which is what we already have.

Agree with this comment 10 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Alienange
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 10:46:37 PM

Bingo

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Deleted User
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 7:56:49 AM

CGC or Party Chat on Live is really something you don't think you need it until you use it. It really helps. I hate playing multiplayer on PS3 and I can't chat with my friends who are playing something else. I have to turn the 360 on, invite them to a party, then switch back over to the PS3 and continue playing while I'm just logged into Live.

As for this being a Premium feature, I understand it. I read somewhere (a loooong time ago, not sure where) that voice communications take up more bandwith. My guess would be that Sony needs to charge for this because of the extra "weight" on their network.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 10:11:08 PM
Reply

I don't like chatting with people while I play anyway, don't need it, don't want it, ain't payin for it.

But Ben, who are those quotes actually attributed to? Sounds like Orc... I mean Xbot mischief to me.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 2/16/2010 10:15:19 PM

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Jawknee
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 12:23:00 PM

Yea, I'd like someone to explain to me why its important to communicate to my friend while were playing two completely different games. I want to play the game, not be bothered with conversation.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

geovanwitdakick
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 10:17:10 PM
Reply

Well WorldEndsWithMe, maybe you can find other times to chat with people? Such as while your at the Playstation Store, or downloading/updating something that you can't do a background download of. I personally get extremely bored while updating a game patch & stuff like that.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 10:28:15 PM

I use my cellphone for that.

Agree with this comment 7 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Dancemachine55
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 10:19:22 PM
Reply

When I get enough friends on PS3, then I will use it and see it as a worthy feature.

For now, the majority of my friends remain faithful to XBL, seeing as it was about 300 bucks cheaper over a year ago and had a far superior online network.

(In Australia, 360's were 400 bucks while PS3's were $700. And XBL was superior at the time, even if you had to pay to use it. Couldn't blame them at the time. But now, most of em are thinking of jumping ship to PS3, thanks to the price drop and cos of the top-notch games coming out. I just need to give them that gentle nudge over the line.)

Last edited by Dancemachine55 on 2/16/2010 10:21:06 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Kowhoho
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 10:21:17 PM
Reply

So...what if I buy the feature but my friend doesn't? Could he still hear me? Do I have to convince my friends to buy this for it to work? It may seem selfish to say, but I think it would be simpler if it was free.

Last edited by Kowhoho on 2/16/2010 10:25:53 PM

Agree with this comment 9 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 10:29:26 PM

I'd assume everyone you talk to would need it. Yeah, much easier if free.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 2/16/2010 10:29:35 PM

Agree with this comment 5 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Deleted User
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 8:46:16 AM

Much easier, but not more logical.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

djbool
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 10:35:16 PM
Reply

Kowhoo, that is a great question. I would like to know that as well

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

geovanwitdakick
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 10:43:37 PM
Reply

@ World:

I'd welcome a two for the price of one. So I can keep both hands on the controller, as I speak. That's just me though.

Dancemachine, I also need some more people on my friends list before I consider this feature worthy enough for me to subscribe for it. My most wanted feature for the PSN Premium Package is still free PS1 Classics. I'd pay whatever for that.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

randomname
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 10:44:01 PM
Reply

Well, what's the point of paying for it if non of your friends are going to.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

jaybiv
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 1:47:02 AM

Bam. One reason why charging for it is not the smartest idea. If your friends aren't buying, then chances are, you won't buy.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Alienange
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 10:53:58 PM
Reply

Why would I pay for what amounts to Skype? I'm sure a few guppies will go for it, but not me.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

geovanwitdakick
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 11:07:11 PM
Reply

Keep in mind that cross-game-chat is just one of the features PSN Premium Package will come with. So you're not really 'paying for what amounts to Skype', because your also paying for the other unannounced features. Some people will get it for cross-game-chat, other will get it for, say, free PS1 classics.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 11:47:12 PM

Your logic is flawed. It's still part of the package thus people will still be paying for it. Now if Sony wants to separate the 2 and make multiple packages (something that's been rumored) than I'm all for that.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Alienange
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 9:53:56 AM

@ geovanwitdakick - Seriously? Gimme a break. How about the other way around? How about every time I buy a PS1 classic I get a month of free cross game chat?

I'm all for PS1 classics, but do you honestly think they'll be handing out free classics with a paid premium service? The only reason we even have PS1 classics available now is because Sony wants money. What would be the incentive if they've already got your money? They can release any old lame PS1 game and say "see? wow! Look what we gave you!" Meanwhile you're paying 40-60 a month.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Shams
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 1:15:46 PM

To LV:

Although getting exactly what you ask and pay for is ideal (just short of getting what you ask for free), the practical problem, which is why packaged service are sold, is that some services aren't feasible unless they are already in place, and being consistently used, which is the major difficulty in introducing a new service or feature.

For example, cross game chat won't be used,
unless the majority of customers have it already, or at least to the extent, that you, or the average gamer who wishes to use CGC, will have enough buddies online who can also use it. So what happens, when a customer has purchased say a subscription service for CGC, but can't use it? Well, at least he should also have access to some other features that he may also want, like a premium news, and games that happens to pay for itself, too, and covers some of the infrastructure for the CGC, while it's not paying for itself. Now what happens when CGC becomes widely used, and the other services are no longer needed to fund it? You reduce the price of the general package, gradually over time.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

InBlackestNight
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 11:11:31 PM
Reply

Can someone please explain why cross game chat is such a big deal? Seems like nothing to get worked up about.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 11:45:47 PM

It's something the 360 has and the PS3 doesn't.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 12:58:30 AM

its not.
seriously if you want to talk to a friend while playing a game there is a great new invention called the telephone.
find their number, punch it in and woof your talking to them.
MAGIC!
or there is a even greater cutting edge feature called MSN.
yes thats right you can download a program which lets you talk to your friends whenever their online.
AMAZING!
come on people, GET OVER IT!
the ps3 is a GAMING SYSTEM, NOT A COMPUTER!
ps3s are made, and should be bought TO PLAY GAMES!
not to watch movies, or talk to friends.
complaining the ps3 does not have cross game chat, is like complaining a 1M dollar car wont cook your dinner.

Agree with this comment 4 up, 5 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 2:02:16 AM

----------------- = idiot

Agree with this comment 1 up, 4 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 6:30:52 AM

wow LV that was so productive.
congrats!

Agree with this comment 1 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 7:19:39 AM

I'd say so. I spent a few words and roughly 10 seconds summing you up PERFECTLY.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 4 down Disagree with this comment

Roach721
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 7:45:36 AM

Sony PS3 online stuff should all be free thats one of the many great things that sets us apart from M$. Not to mention that it was also one of Sony's selling points since forever, how the hell did that change.

God forbid that Sony Corporation goes bankrupt(yeah right sarcasm) I don't want to have to pay a montly or yearly fee.I don't care what they ad to PSN.Keep it freeeee.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 8:37:28 AM

You're such a loyal Sony user Roach. Gimmie gimme gimme, always a thought of false entitlement.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Jawknee
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 11:35:31 AM

Roach, Sony will still continue to provide what we have now for free so i don't see the problem. They can give us everything for free. I dont mind paying for Classics, New PSN games or even SOME DLC.

If you want them to continue to produce products for us to consume, they need the money.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Jawknee
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 12:24:33 PM

*can't give us everything for free.

it's early for me.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Roach721
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 8:00:17 PM

@ Jawknee. But they already have that, and you pay for them now. I just bought ff7,ff8,marvel vs capcom,diner dash for my girl and some download content and none of it was free.Every week Sony puts more classics ontheir PSN.Don't let them fool you Sony just wants to sneak a fee in there.The only thing is their not dumb about it, the'll say you get all these things extra just to justify a fee don't you see it.

I think what Sony is trying to do is copy M$ since they see their making money, but Sony isn't Microsoft which is why I picked Sony to beging with. Well that and their great games, but a big part of why I chose Sony is their buisness motto and the value they give their customers. I say leave as it is thats my opinion. If they want to add stuff great better for us but don't charge us for it.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

geovanwitdakick
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 11:16:08 PM
Reply

I gave a good example why a few comments ago.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

InBlackestNight
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 11:41:04 PM
Reply

I just wish they would add it so I people would quit crying about it not being there.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 11:47:35 PM

I don't want them to, I enjoy the complaining.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

SympoziumPawa
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 5:37:00 AM

Yes Sony get it done quick!! lol now focus complaining on custom avatars!!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Roach721
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 7:52:01 AM

Great insult there Vertigo way to go calling people idiots for writing their opinion. I can easily call you an i*iot for wanting to pay for something, we should get for free but am not. It's your right to do dumb things if you like.If your going to insult someone at least do it intelligently not like some xbot punk kid.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 3 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 8:34:41 AM

Actually Roach my "idiot" label thrown towards Mr. No Name, aka ----, aka stub has far more to do with his continued inability to write anything resembling a coherent thought. Honestly, if I wrote down 50 random words, mixed them up in a bag and then typed them in the order I pulled them out I'd make more sense.

You can go ahead and call me an idiot for, as you say, "wanting to pay for something we should get for free" since I NEVER SAID anything close to that. Evidently you and Mr. No Name come from the same gene pool since you're not only off on why I called him an idiot but now attempting to put words in my mouth.

Oh and if you truly believe you deserve to get everything the PSN offers currently and beyond with no extra cost you're very naive and selfish.

Agree with this comment 7 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Roach721
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 6:34:15 PM

Try cheap people are broke man thats all. :)

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Roach721
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 6:43:07 PM

Thats how it all starts, start charging a small fee here and there next thing you know.PSN will charge a fee period for anything.

Thats what mister blank paragraph was about or isnt that what the subject is wether you think cross chat should be free or not, and you called him an idiot for it so screw you .Your the one throwing insults.Your from Mc Comb Illinois forgodsakes talking about genepools you probably sleep with your sister. ;)

Where the hell is McComb anyway come to a real city like Chicago you inbread.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 8:53:27 PM

@Roach aka Captain Idiot

Firstly to clarify a few things. I'm from the Chicago area you fool, I simply live in Macomb currently for school. Not only are you unable to spell the town's name right but admit you know nothing about the area yet imply it must be rampant with incest.

I insult and correct those on here for their comments, never for their personal lives since I know nothing about them. I suggest you do the same unless you want to continue to look foolish and destroy whatever credibility you have on this site.

On subject, the PSN is currently free but did you honestly believe it would ALWAYS be FREE. As I mentioned you're naive and selfish if you honestly think this way. Sony was new to the online community and instead of charging people out the door with what was obviously a weaker offering than MS they offered a free service and have continued to build upon it. I wouldn't be surprised if the PSN we all know stays free and Sony offers a premium service for those that choose to take advantage of the perks. I wonder what you'll be complaining about then. I'm sure whatever it is you'll continue to be narrow minded and throw out lame attempts to insult people.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Roach721
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 4:17:52 AM

lol, your funny.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 6:33:42 AM

GREAT response. Best to admit you're wrong and move on. I suggest you follow this same practice in the future when dealing with my posts.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Nlayer
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 12:13:39 AM
Reply

I never use Game-chat in any kind of game. So I really don't need it, so I wouldn't pay for it. I don't even have any friends on the PSN, so it's utterly useless to someone like me.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

SuMtOnE
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 12:13:54 AM
Reply

the reason why I think the Playstation is so appealing is that its FREE PSN Network... so having a premium subscription would make me really hate this IDEA...

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

SympoziumPawa
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 5:35:13 AM

Why? online gaming would remain free maybe its something similar to qore but with more content and exclusive features

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Scarecrow
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 12:15:13 AM
Reply

Skype/Cell phone/XMB-chat room/Game's Chat system

I don't wanna be listening to somebody talk crap when I'm fighting a Black Phantom in Demon's Souls or watching a cut-scene in MGS4

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

gangan19
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 12:15:50 AM
Reply

i wish that it would be completely, dynamic in every aspect

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 12:54:43 AM
Reply

if sony think im paying for access to the PSN they have another thing coming!
ive said it once, twice, three times and ill say it again.
the day sony start charging for PSN is the day my ps3 and my collection goes on ebay.
they only thing i would pay for is if they were actually going to give me access to everything they give the US.
but than they get it for free so why should i have to pay for it?

hope its not that BS chart, if im going to pay 50 bucks a month (which i NEVER! will) i would want access to EVERYTHING! not a little of this and a little of that.
funny how sony changes their principles so quickly.
2 years ago they would fire a nail into your head if you mentioned paid PSN, they would absolutely deny it and make it 100% clear it will never happen.
now all of a sudden yea its coming.
guess what they say is true, money does talk!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 6 down Disagree with this comment

rogers71
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 4:39:16 AM

"ive said it once, twice, three times and ill say it again.
the day sony start charging for PSN is the day my ps3 and my collection goes on ebay."

Will that also be the day you quit posting your mundane opinions because I would be all for PSN Premium service. You have alot of rage you need to see someone about.


This is a double edged sword for Sony. I can see their reasoning for charging for it. CGC is something most people want so why not put it in the premium service to spark subscriptions but at the same time like some of you have said....If your friends aren't buying then why buy it.

Sony should really think about this idea.

Last edited by rogers71 on 2/17/2010 4:42:02 AM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 6:29:43 AM

because its a waste of time and money.
sony keep following the other companies like blind sheep.
M$ has achievements so we have to follow.
M$ adds netflix so we have to follow.
M$ adds twitter so we have to do it.
M$ adds facebook so we have to do it.
nintendo has motion controllers so we have to do it.
nintendo is making a shelling of motion controller games so will make our own called eyepet and scrap 2 of our best games, 8 days and the getaway 3.
how about some originality?
just because one company adds something does not mean sony needs to follow suit.
i bought a ps3 to play games, not to win little electronic gizmos with no use to me.
i bought a ps3 to play games, not to stream movies.
i bought my ps3 to play games, not to talk to my friends.
i bought my ps3 to play games the old fashioned way, not waving my arms around for 2 hours, games are suppose to be fun what part of that sounds like fun?

sony have lost a shelling this generation and its because they have been sidetracked with all this useless BS.
thanks to netflix and co sony London studio has lost over 50% of its staff and i can now say goodbye to 8 days and the getaway 3 because the likelihood of them releasing is now 0.
again thanks to sonys wondering unorganized priorities they have had to axe so many good games.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 9 down Disagree with this comment

sonic1899
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 8:10:32 AM

Well, i bought the PS3 because it does everything, so I don't agree with the idea that it should only be used for gaming. If i buy anything, I want to use the most out of it, not just one or two features. I send HD & SD wallpapers to the players on my friends list once every 2 weeks to encourage them to do the same.

As far as the Cross-Game-Goes, I'm still sitting on the fence on that. It Sony has it, players will start using their mics (PSN is well known to be more silent than XBL (the only real reason people think XBL is better)). but if we get that feature, expect to see the rise in the same racial slurs, insults, sexual harassments, frog-like singing, loud noises, etc,. XBL is known for. Sometimes when you're in a party, it can get crowded because a friend want you to invite two more friends and that can lead to people making those rude comments because there's a disagreement. I don't use Cross-Game-Chat as often on XBL anymore and just send messages (like I do on PSN), but I know a hell of a lot of people would try it on PSN, including those of you who might be against the idea.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Deleted User
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 8:38:45 AM

You are an idiot. (And by "you", I mean " ".)

Last edited by n/a on 2/17/2010 8:40:20 AM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 8:52:47 AM

Watch out for RoachyPoo, he's playing bodyguard this morning.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

Cavan
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 9:38:46 AM

...........

you say in one post the day sony charge for psn is the day you sell your ps3, then later in the post u say if it got all the featues that the us store has you'd pay for that?? you moan that the ps3 can do more than just play games, the old fashioned way, well why not stick with a ps2? or psx even if you wanted to do that? you say that sony has scrapped 2 of its best games in the getaway and 8 days?? how do you know these are their best games have you played them? they might just be utter crap, thus why they were canceled in the 1st place.

also they are not charging for the psn, they are charging for extra stuff, as in stuff that we do not currently have now, therefore there is no point in moaning as since you wont pay for it anyway, it will not, shall not affect you.

You moan about everything, did you ever think sony decided to build the ps3 with not you in mind, that you are the minority, that other people like being able stream downloaed movies to watch on their big stream tvs from their laptops, and ppl like to watch dvds and blu rays, not just have it as just a gaming console.

Maybe your not botherd about cross game chat as you would actually need friends to talk to over the psn but no, your too much of a moaning moron to care about that.

Last edited by Cavan on 2/17/2010 9:40:19 AM

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

rogers71
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 11:20:52 AM

Something tells me that 'Mr. No Name' is too young to have bought his own PS3. Something also tells me that he 'bought his PS3 to play games'. Can't know for sure but it is just a gut feeling.

Last edited by rogers71 on 2/17/2010 11:25:06 AM

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Roach721
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 8:04:24 PM

lol, am not your just being a bully. Poor guy if he has incoherent thoughts and writting then maybe it's a problem for him to express himself.You don't know,and then you call him an idiot for it. I mean jeez,he could have a handicap for all we know.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Bugzbunny109
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 8:21:59 PM

Stop the flaming! We all know limited virtigo is on his period today; Mr. No name is a complete dumbass; and Roach is secretly in love with Mr. No name. Can we drop the subject now? lol I was just kidding..... Seriously, I just wanted to abet the situation.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 8:56:39 PM

If he has a mental disorder there are plenty of deep wells he can go jump in. Stop sticking up for a poster that offers NOTHING to the conversation.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

rogers71
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 11:31:49 PM

Mr. Roach and Mr. No Name, sittin' in a tree
waitin' on Cross Game Chat for the PS3.

Jeez, get a room you guys. See what you did LV. You have called down the thunder.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 11:33:58 PM

Damn roger, put that on a cd and I'll pay for it! You're damn right the thunder was called.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Roach721
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 4:27:02 AM

Whatever, Limited am not going to bother with you. ;)

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Gabriel013
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 1:07:54 AM
Reply

I don't care for cross game chat but I am more annoyed about the exclusive PSN content idea. That is of course unless we are talking multiplayer maps.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

iGraves1
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 1:59:31 AM
Reply

Seing how I play online a lot I would welcome this feture, if It was free!

When I play with family or freinds that might say something in Spanish sometimes, we get racist rants from other people in our own team. Not to mention people who play loud music, wich can be heard from their headsets. And it's kinda hard to use a cellphone when you have 6 people in your party. Having our own voice chat room and not having to listen to online jerks is a more than welcome feature for me.

It should be free thou!

Last edited by iGraves1 on 2/17/2010 2:03:50 AM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

jaybiv
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 2:01:05 AM
Reply

Sony needs to face the fact that they missed the boat on monthly subscriptions for the PS3. I still think going free online was a bold and genius move that has been paying off lately, and will continue to do so in the long run. XBL was reason #2 why I didn't buy a 360. I just can't justify paying a "gamer's tax" when I'm already putting money in the company's pocket by buying a system and games.

To make a premium service worthwhile, Sony is going to have to renege on some of its free online claims because bundling content only is a losing proposition. They are going to have to include system features which have always been available to all PS3 owners.

Cloud storage was the only survey item I would pay for, but I'll wait to see what Sony comes up with. However, if the PS4 (I know it's still too early to fathom) has a subscription ala XBL, then I will kiss video gaming goodbye.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Jalex
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 2:12:41 AM
Reply

What isn't fair is that I fully intend to pay for whatever the premium service ends up entailing, but cross-game chat (or any kind of chat function, for that matter) holds zero appeal to me.
They really should make it one of the free features, for bragging rights if nothing else.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

spiderboi
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 4:34:32 AM
Reply

If ever there will be X-game chat, the activation should be mutually exclusive with the in-game chat. I.E. when playing U2 multiplayer and I'm using in-game chat. My friend invites me to a X-game chat; the in-game chat deactivates then we can talk freely bout stuff that other people in the game could only care so less about.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Zorigo
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 7:49:04 AM

that makes a lot of sense. i mean theres no way i would want to chat with a mate and hav everyone else listening in. thats just cock.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Deleted User
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 8:41:33 AM

That is exactly how it works. You can't have it both ways.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

SympoziumPawa
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 5:33:01 AM
Reply

This would be premium I guess if it was costly?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

SmokeyPSD
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 5:39:19 AM
Reply

I'm all for a premium package, but cross game chat should be free, so everyone can use it online.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

JcBball717
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 6:15:25 AM
Reply

or pay nothing except your cell phone bill....

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

JackC8
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 6:43:37 AM
Reply

The source for this is some guy who writes for some magazine? It doesn't give any indication of who he is or how he got this information.

Anyhow, I couldn't care less about cross game chat. If you're so bored with the game you're playing that you would rather chat with someone than pay attention to it, maybe you should just turn it off and go outside for a while. You know, interact with real-life people 'n' stuff.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Fane1024
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 9:27:39 PM

Thumbs-up for being the only person (so far, at least) to use the phrase "couldn't care less" correctly.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Imagi
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 7:34:00 AM
Reply

I doubt I would use it much, but I can see how it is a important feature to have, which should be implemented and become part of the free service.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

geovanwitdakick
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 8:07:33 AM
Reply

LV, you'd be paying for the package as a whole, which does include the feature, although it's not Limited to it. Your right though, Sony did say they'd offer different subscriptions ranging from $39.99 to $69.99 I think it was.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 8:53:47 AM

Ya, I'm all for various packages that cater to individual tastes.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

gumbi
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 8:21:10 AM
Reply

I don't need cross game chat, I've never really had the urge to chat it up with a PSN friend while I'm playing a game. And I won't be paying for any premium PSN service either. PSN already does almost everything I want it to. My only complaint is that us canucks still have no movie service like everyone else seems to.

Besides, I'd never even heard of cross game chat until people started complaining. If I want to talk to someone I'll open up a dedicated chat or use this nifty doodad I carry around in my pocked that lets me talk to people from all over the place.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 8:56:30 AM

I've noticed most of the people bitching about CGC are the younger folk, no wonder CGC is such a hot commodity on the 360.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 4 down Disagree with this comment

Jawknee
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 11:35:53 AM

HA!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

buckoboy1
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 12:36:50 PM

Ur wit us at the bottom of the world mate, actually we only got vidzone about 3 months ago

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

G8GTdriver
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 9:05:22 AM
Reply

I guess I'm a loser gamer. The only friends I have on PSN are friends that I hang out with and see on a regular basis or family. I for one don't see myself paying for service, there can be weeks I don't even play a game, especially with busy time at work starting.

If I see one of my friends online and I have the game they are playing I will usually start playing that one. If not, I will text and see if they want to play something else, SO I guess for that aspect its good, I wouldn't have to text but other than that, meh.

Last edited by G8GTdriver on 2/17/2010 9:05:41 AM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

maxpontiac
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 11:25:52 AM

Nah. I am just about the same way. A majority of my friends list is populated with family and personal friends. Outside of them, I have several people from this website.

I don't accept friend requests unless I know you from somewhere.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

redman479
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 9:28:48 AM
Reply

I think it would be nice but it depends on how much this premium service is gonna cost.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

maxpontiac
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 11:24:32 AM

In the end, that's what it will all come down to.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

killzone100
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 10:09:27 AM
Reply

I would never buy it! NEVER!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

InBlackestNight
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 10:30:47 AM
Reply

I don't really think cross game chat is as wanted a feature as thought. I have five friends who recently bought a ps3 and already had a 360. None of them care if there is cross game chat NOR did they use it on 360. I know it's just a small sampling but don't we have enough forced online components and 12 year olds telling cussing on the network? Now you want them to be able to do it cross games? Come on now. Online gameplay is highly overrated.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

Cavan
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 11:19:37 AM

i think ppl are confusing cross game chat with just online chat, cross game chat only allows ppl on your friend list to talk to eachother, whatever game there playing, so unless you have 12 yr olds on your friends list you wont get any of this, also this allows cross game chat on offline games, so when your playing heavy rain, you can still chat to your mates who are playing it also to see what theyve done on the game since there play through wont be the same as your play through

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Nynja
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 11:49:37 AM
Reply

First of all, if it only allows me to chat cross games with one other person (i.e.: no party chat ala XBL) the price better be right.

Second, what's the point of having it if none of my PSN friends get the service?

Third, depending on subscription fee this better not be the only feature.

I don't mind paying a price for premium services as long as I am able to utilize them with my friends online and off. I still stand firm with refusing to pay to play. As long as online play remains free, I'm sticking with PS3.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

elass0wyp0
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 11:53:28 AM
Reply

Seeing as it's the only remaining major difference between PSN and LIVE aside from the subscription fee, I would love to see it implemented to shut the xbots up once and for all.

Personally, I will not be subscribing to anything ever again. M$ got enough of my money for their ad generator service, or LIVE as it's sometimes called. I'm not falling for that again.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Snorge
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 3:19:59 PM
Reply

To start off, I visit this site Daily....not just for the articles but for the comments and the community itself. Too many to name but LV, World, Jawknee, Alienage, Jaybiv, and everyone else who regularly post, thank you for the feedback. I love ALL your comments and POVs!

Ok I see that many of you dont see the need for cross chat, which is understandable. But look at it like this. How many times have you tried to setup a game with a few friends ala Killzone 2 (Just as an example). Its not the easiest to set the type of game you want to play without sending messages (be it cell phone, ps3 text, or even skype).

It's not the fact that, in this day and age we have many outlets for communication, but the convenience of having the cross game chat. I play both Ps3 and 360 (although if it wasnt for my wife, my 360 wouldn't see the light of day) I definitely prefer my PS3, and just wish we had the "option" to get a few of my friends together and collaborate what game we want to play, be it Killzone 2, Mag, Uncharted 2, Resistance 2, Metal Gear Online (Yes I STILL play that), or even LittleBigPlanet.
It's not the fact that it's on the 360, but rather the fact that it (depending on who you are) is a much requested feature by PS3 owners.
And for some reason people seem to think the cross chat will have all these racist, egotistical bastards cussing and throwing out racial slurs. Unless these people are on your friends list.....you wont have to worry about that.
If you cant tell yet, I want this feature as icing on the greatest cake ever made.
Oh yeah......@ ----------------, I dont think it 1995 anymore. I bought my Ps3 to do everything, not just play games. Your mentality about PS3 ONLY playing games should have dissolved when the PS2 came out with dvd player funtionality in 2000. (10 years ago!) Dude, it's 2010, get with the times.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Cavan
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 3:53:30 PM

totally agree mate, backing up pretty much what i said in some of my earlier posts, its a good feature to have. id rather have it and not need it, rather than need it and not have it.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

iGraves1
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 12:08:52 AM

Couldn't agree more...people are acting like it's gonna be forced upon them, or it will be the only feature in the paid service.

The people I play with online are personel freinds and family, so instead of having to text, message, or call them it would be great to chat with them from the XMB, and decide what game to play at the same time is great. Also some games that are squad based won't let you chat with other squads, so chatting with someone who didn't fit in your squad would be great

Last edited by iGraves1 on 2/18/2010 12:13:16 AM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

geovanwitdakick
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 3:49:14 PM
Reply

@ Alienage,

the yearly subscribtion fee would be $40-$70 a YEAR. Not per month. Now that we're on that topic, that's A LOT cheaper than what most people pay for their phone yearly. Not to mention that you (at least on Xbox Live) communicate with 8 people at the same time! Tell me a cellphone that can do that, anyone, please...

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

bridgera
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 5:12:22 PM

It's called Skype, free phone calls that work over wireless internet connections.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Simcoe
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 6:37:04 PM
Reply

I hope that cross-game chat is in the form of skype. I'd love to have skype on my ps3, for me personally it would be far more convenient than my computer.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

SnipeySnake
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 7:42:02 PM
Reply

Don't need it. Text is all i need.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

CrazyIrishBoy
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 9:08:08 PM
Reply

noooo, gimme my cross chat! i aint paayin sony another penny, not for nothin, i bought the console and that all there should be, f u sony, dont be deploying big exotic schemes to rip us of our money, cos u think ur smarter... i can see how its workin now, they are pretending to be the one not making money in the start!! when all the money is being made the shneaky wAy :(

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Gabriel013
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 12:50:33 AM
Reply

I don't see why they can't just keep the current business model whereby they charge for each function/piece of content individually. Don't package things so you end up paying for something you don't like just to get one or two particular functions you do.

Cross game chat could be a one off fee.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

wiiplay
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:56:56 AM
Reply

I don't really see myself being one of these subscribers, mainly because I already pay for Xbox Live, and in my opinion Xbox Live doesn't really offer that much more than the PSN.
I also rarely talk while playing my games on the PS3, mainly because my Bluetooth mic is old, and the charge lasts only 30 minutes. I also don't download much dlc, unless it looks extremely fun. But if it is only a a skin of some sort, like to make my LittleBigPlanet sackboy look like a Metal Gear Solid character, even though that does sound extremely cool, I just see no point on buying it.

The price is also very important. I am not willing to pay more than I have to pay for Xbox Live. So maybe $20 a year. I am also not going to subscribe if the subscription only offers me stuff that I can also get with the Xbox Live subscription. Such as cross-game chat.
The PSN already has a built in chat room, as well as a text chat room. So if I want to talk to a friend or family member who lives across the country, I can do so in that chat room.
Also the ability to get demos before everyone else doesn't really appeal to me.

But who knows, maybe after all of the premium features are announced, I might consider it.


Last edited by wiiplay on 2/18/2010 11:04:55 AM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

benjasmine
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:57:17 AM
Reply

I don't really care about cross game chat, but if Sony is going to make this a paid service, then this is not going to make PSN more appealing than XBL. Sony should make this free for everyone, which is the right marketing strategy.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

RebelExtrm02
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:11:35 AM
Reply

I refuse to pay for services like this. I got my PS3 because PSN was free unlike the 360. Oh well, just one more thing to push me further away from consoles and just sticking with the gaming pc I built.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

poisonedsodapop
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:16:17 AM
Reply

I highly doubt cross game chat will work the way the XMB currently is. I wish they would revamp it just the slightest bit to make it work better. If it loaded faster and crashed less then I believe it would work.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

DeathOfChaos
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:23:46 AM
Reply

There are still people out there sending messages out saying the PSN is going to be a monthly subscription period. I hate that, they wouldn't do that. It would kill Sony if they did, lol. A premium account is understandable though, I might even try it for a month at least to see how it is.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

buckoboy1
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 12:34:41 PM
Reply

One of the main reasons i bought a PS3 and not xbox because you didnt have to pay for using it online, and now their saying exclusive psn downloads. if this is true i will be tremendously pissed off

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 2:07:09 PM

You should only be ticked if they start charging for something that is CURRENTLY free. If they ADD new features, then they have a right to charge.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

Got the Wii U?
Yep, had mine since day one.
Yeah; I just recently picked it up.
No, but I might get one soon...
No, and I don't ever want one.

Previous Poll Results