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Topic # 17186 15-Nov-2007 23:17
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Not meaning to start a ps3 vs x360 war, but today I bought a PS3. I used to own a 360 but sold it earlier this year. First impressions:

 - Is there (surely, there must be) a way to get from your game to the XMB without rebooting? Nothing I do seems to work!
 - Is there any way to play your own music during a game like you can on the 360?

 - Wow the Playstation Store is ugly. 360's interface is so well laid out with nice big font and easy switching between the tabs, this is like some lame website!
 - There is quite a fair bit of content up there though (Shannon Noll, anyone?)
 - The PS3 controller is LIGHT! Like, seriously. Feels much nicer than the chunky 360 one.
 - What's up with the transparent "x.. has signed in" being placed over the news ticker? Dumb!

Any experienced PS3 users care to give their 2c?




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  Reply # 95454 16-Nov-2007 07:46
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Ok don't own a PS3, but know quite a bit about it :D

So yes there is NO way to access the XMB from in game...they may enable it one day though, its a heavily asked for feature!
And No there is no way to have custom sound tracks in games...They should enable that too, would be nice!

Yeah the controler is super duper light, almost toy like! But next year they will release a rumble controler that will be a bit more heavy in the hand(as it contains motors and weights).

Rest of the Questions I'm not sure about sorry!

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  Reply # 95465 16-Nov-2007 08:22
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spazz:
 - Is there (surely, there must be) a way to get from your game to the XMB without rebooting? Nothing I do seems to work!

Do you mean reboot as in restart the console, or reboot as in leave the game?  If you hold down teh PS button it brings up a menu with a few options, one of them being "quit the game" (also, from memory, turn off PS3, turn off controller etc).  Is this what you mean?  If you mean in-game XMB then as macuser said, not yet.
spazz: 
 - Is there any way to play your own music during a game like you can on the 360?

Again, not yet.
spazz: 
 - What's up with the transparent "x.. has signed in" being placed over the news ticker? Dumb!

That news ticker is just new in the latest 2.00 system update.  I turned it off, doesn't seem to have much point.  I hadn't noticed the signed in (to PSN) notice comes up on top of it since I have it turned off.  I guess in later releases they might make the ticker configurable or something (position, appearance).

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