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Video: PS3 XMB Ideas, Sony Considers Changing the Friends List

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276w ago - Update: A second concept video has now been added below!

PlayStation 3 Firmware update 3.0 added large gray boxes (see the third picture below) around each individual user ID, making for a cluttered look that simply didn't jive with the elegance of the XMB.

SCEE's PS3 Brand Manager [Register or Login to view links] on the EU PlayStation.Blog that "updates to firmware don't always suit everyone's tastes."

Thankfully, the Friends list is something Sony is "looking into based on your comments." Mark Bowles added, "We really do appreciate the feedback you guys give us, both positive and negative."

That being said, YouTube user tubescorch has shared some of his own [Register or Login to view links] along with a video below.

To quote: "Since the recent firmware 3.0 update the PS3 XMB is taking a turn for the worse. Here a some ideas on how Sony could improve the XMB."

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#10 - xLoKi - 276w ago
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I believe that they need to put the friends list in a different location or have it more easily accessible to finding out who is online and such because as of right now it has too many steps to go through just to find out who is online and also to find new friends.

#9 - Okiri - 276w ago
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The should just keep a simple xmb while playing and the original (without the gray bar on friend's list) while not playing.

#8 - PSPSwampy - 276w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Balkanboy View Post
Hey Sony, open source the XMB!

Hey Sony, implement a firmware with hypervisor holes so someone can do a fully customised firmware and fix things up nicely

#7 - the wire - 276w ago
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The transparent bar thingy looks good, hopefully they'll change it to something like that.

#6 - xxLindenxx - 276w ago
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God damn is sony bad a realizing the simple things..


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