So as you guys all know, Sony’s 2.4 firmware came out last week. With this firmware update we were given things such as a trophy system and finally that in-game XMB. Because of these new features I started to think of what else I wanted on my PS3 for it to rule MY living room. In no particular order:
* In-Game Web Browsing – The ability to go online, check sites like gamefaqs.com, platformnation.com or whatever other site you want to see all without having to leave the game that you are playing.
* Playstation Eye Remote Play – Remote play is a great feature that combines both the Playstation 3 and the PSP, one of the things that would be great would be the ability to turn your PS3 on from anywhere in the world and see what is going on it your house. You would be able to do things like check on your dogs, your baby. Bring me this Sony.
* Voice/Video Messages – With the Playstation giving us things such as 6 player video chat its odd that we do not have the ability to send out voice mails. Now really I would like to take this one step further, with the Playstation Eye and the free EyeCreate software that you can download off of the PSN store you can make and edit your own videos, well let me send these to my friends directly through the PS3.
* Clan Support – Full clan support, not just an in-game option but a clan support from the XMB directly. The ability to see what all your fellow clan members are playing, ability to message all of the members, clan invites.
* PSN Gamercards – Who wouldn’t want the ability to spread their PSN Gamercard all over the world? To post in on websites, in forums to show everyone my earned trophies, my last games played and my trophy levels. We have seen Sony’s competitors do this with great success, its time we have it for us.
* Video Download Service – Sony you own your own movie studio, well bring it to the PSN Store but do it better then the rest of the guys out there. Offer a subscription base package or just cheaper downloads. Since you already own all of your own movies if you charge the same as our other options you would be essentially double dipping.
* More PSN Games – We have been given great games such as Super Stardust HD, Everyday Shooter, everything PixelJunk well I want more. The release schedule on the PSN network has been a joke for the most part. Yes I understand that it takes time to bring great games to the PSN but what is Sony really being proactive in getting new games? In addition to more PSN games, lets work on getting more of them Remote Play compatible, with the PS3 and the PSP, Sony really has a serious 1-2 punch combo, well its time that they start utilizing this more.
* In-Game Private Chat – There is no reason we do not have this option.
* Full Keyboard Support – I own this fancy bluetooth keyboard that I bought for my PS3 and it works great on the XMB, but when a game starts all functionality disappears for the most part. Yes some games allow it like Unreal Tournament 3, but when I was setting up my player and team on MLB 08 The Show, it was a serious pain because the keyboard didn’t work with the game and we all know how much of an issue it is to type with the Dualshock 3 or Sixaxis.
* Full Flash Support – Youtube works great on the PS3’s web browser but you know what doesn’t? Everything else. Sony, if your going to give me flash support, please do it right. I want to watch videos from Hulu.com, ABC.com, etc. If you give me that option I can honestly cancel my cable TV with the overpricing Comcast, you would actually save me money.
So what do you want from your PS3?
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