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315w ago - Noam Rimon, Sr. Development Manager SCEA R&D has revealed that the team is just pushing some paperwork on Life with PlayStation so we all should just hold on tight for a bit longer.

He confirmed it will be a free service which can be accessed directly from the XMB. And for those who didn't know already: Life with PlayStation will feed live content to your PS3 with updates on news and weather on a visually stunning and interactive global map.

To quote: I've got some good news and some okay news. We'll start with the okay part. We're still pushing some paperwork on Life with PlayStation – so hold tight just a bit longer.

Now on to the good news, the Life with PlayStation application is looking great and to quench some of the curiosity around what it's all about, here's what I can share today.

We're going to offer this as a free service that will be easily accessible directly from the XMB. Life with PlayStation will feed live content to your PS3 with updates on news and weather on a visually stunning and interactive global map. Imagine being able to wake up to your PS3 to see if you need to pack an umbrella for the day. Or just relax as you listen to your favorite tunes while reading up on top news from around the world.

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#7 - klok9 - 315w ago
Hey, Stonergig....

All I could Possibly Say about your post is that you're 100% right man.

Thats All 100% true ... For example look at home .. is about to be released and all of this is for free .... Think of Xbox 360... they would charge a fortune for developing something like that on the other hand Sony Is just givin it to us ....

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#6 - adrianc1982 - 315w ago
Well you have seemed to say sony needs to lift there game on the online experience but you havent really said how?
stoner, I did mention how to make better online play. For instance keep the games updated, let the developers work on their games without the paper work, make it easier for the comunity to help developers how? I dont know because Im no programmer, but let the comunity participate like they plan to do it with little big planet.

Updates to the games is what will make sony even better, and like I did mention in my previous posts Im happy I just want and day dream about these features. But Im with you they are getting there and its been a great ride and still have a lot left, Im quite happy really.

It was just an opinion that well I didnt like a weather app instead of other areas being developed. But its just an opinion keep that in mind.

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#5 - Stonergig - 315w ago
Well you have seemed to say sony needs to lift there game on the online experience but you havent really said how?? Personally i think its great and im impressed everytime they add a new feature, i paid my $1000 on release date for the features it had back then, look at them now, there are heaps more and more to come. I think sony are working as hard as they come. Lets say they had 1000 developers working a 40hr week. Do you think they should double that and then go ah shit time to jack up the price to compensate the share holders? As i highly doubt there development team is slacking off, thats what management is for and im sure they have a very tight management team.

I say be happy with the console. If you have serious request like Sony Music store transferable to mp3 player or something like that then make youyr voice heard but dont just say they need to lift there game and be done with it.

And i think we all know its not sony's fault the full potential of hardware hasnt been reached. Im sure sony would love 3rd party developers to work dreams on there machine, but with time usually comes knowledge. RFOM vs Drakes Fortune is a good improvement. And those leaps and bounds are going to continue to happen (just as how ps1 - ps2 - and even xbox games all improved through there cycles)

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#4 - klok9 - 315w ago
Its nice to have someone to discuss our opinions and points and now it my turn.
Hey Man ... I was Wrong about you. Sorry i misunderstood you... But now with this post I know what u mean ... Lol .. So yeah man .. all your saying its true. But you'll see ... Sony is catching up easely and the best thing u did was selling the 360 for the ps3 .... since now that the ps3 has so much to offer, the 360 in time would not even be a competitor.

And yeah this is a great hobby isnt it ...

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#3 - adrianc1982 - 315w ago
Hey adrianc1982, I know Its an "Opinion" ... But that opinion is so wrong ...
Its nice to have someone to discuss our opinions and points and now it my turn.

1.- When i talk about fixing online play I totally agree IT HAS GREAT ADVANTAGES and I love them, I know the ps3 has some great features and thats why I sold my 360 for a ps3. Im okay with what we have right now, I just see a lot of room to improve in a lot of areas. I want you to understand that yes we are doing really really good, and we are "catching up" but really dont you think we could be number 1 online service? Come one its not so hard, but sony needs to work. Maybe my first post sounded a bit hard on sony but check my other posts where I say the experience sony is delivering is unreal

2.- I know the tecnology is doing great, even UNREAL Tournament has mouse and keyboard support, I know home is coming, and hey like my previous point Sony is doing lots of impressive things to make the ps3 the console that you have hooked up to your tv. But again, we really have a lot of room to improve, the machine is a SUPER COMPUTER and its not fair a lot of people are using the ps3 only to watch bluray movies, come on... And people are doing this because the games that are released multiplatform are the same as the 360 versions, and we can do better than MS because their machine is getting old FAST. But Their online play plus their game library are making the 360 the gaming console and the ps3 the bluray movie and ocasionally the exclusive ps3 games which we only have a couple out there.

3.- I know everything is FREE and thats why Im on sonys boat and I think MS at some point will make their live service free or at least the weekends because sony is pushing really hard, but really I would rather prefer sony working on the areas that need work rather than working on news and weather.

Im pretty well informed on the gaming industry as I love this hobby and have been around since the atari and nes eras so this is an informed opinion I believe.

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