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    #1  Edited By TwoOneFive

    [UPDATE] CONSIDER THIS "CASE CLOSED!" Firmware 3.00 has eliminated my problem with this.  
    Any new minor complaints?? 
     
    original post: 
    In game XMB was a great addition, only one problem, whenever i try to check the time its so annoying because they put the battery life on the same spot as the clock! anyone think thats annoying?!

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    #2  Edited By drewm135

    Yes! Finally someone understands me. But it doesn't really matter for me because I have clocks everywhere, but it does get annoying when you're trying to check the time in a quick way. Another gripe I have with in-game XMB is that no developers are putting in-game music into their games. We have this feature that everyone wants but nobodys using it.

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    #3  Edited By Juxiang

    Is in-game music a feature that has to be utilized specifically by devs?

    I thought it was for an upcoming firmware for any title....

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    #4  Edited By supertanker

    I was hoping that they would move the clock (or battery indicator) when 2.41 came out.  Oh, well...

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    #5  Edited By OGCartman

    Hm, never really noticed that.
    Now that i do, I HATE IT!
    Lol

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    #6  Edited By TwoOneFive

    lol

    and yeah dude, in game music needs to start working very soon. 
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    #7  Edited By Pikachu

    ever since that update my clock on my ps3 hasn't been keeping the right time.

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    #8  Edited By NeoTheta
    Juxiang said:
    "Is in-game music a feature that has to be utilized specifically by devs?

    I thought it was for an upcoming firmware for any title....
    "
    Yes, the in-game music feature is something that is going to be optional for devs. They can choose to put it in their game or not. Sony chose to make it optional so that developers who felt that the feature detracted from their game can choose to leave it out.
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    #9  Edited By thelastguy

    I find it annoying is when you are reading a message and when you press circle it takes you out if the message box and onto the friends screen.

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    #10  Edited By Chaos_Bladez

    Yeah they should move the battery to the top left corner. It's so minor though, I don't care.

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    #11  Edited By pimsy

    I notice this to but im still waiting for the in game music to be used properly

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    #12  Edited By Leone

    I honestly never noticed that- I could've sworn the times I've checked it battery life was on one side and time the other. But maybe I'm going crazy. That wouldn't be an unexpected turn of events.

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    #13  Edited By Buzzer_Beater

    Yeah that is pretty annoying. It lags abit too.

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    NeoTheta said:
    "Juxiang said:
    "Is in-game music a feature that has to be utilized specifically by devs?

    I thought it was for an upcoming firmware for any title....
    "
    Yes, the in-game music feature is something that is going to be optional for devs. They can choose to put it in their game or not. Sony chose to make it optional so that developers who felt that the feature detracted from their game can choose to leave it out.
    "
    actually i hear microsoft has legal control over in game music so sony had to do it that way
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    #15  Edited By vibratingdonkey

    I'm annoyed by the fact that you can't really do anything with it. I need to swap between TV/headphones and my receiver quite a bit. Thought I'd be able to to change the audio output at least, but nope. I don't know why this isn't possible.

    And relating to that, the options you can't access from within the game should be marked as such, or not accessible at all.

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    #16  Edited By NinjaMunkey
    NeoTheta said:
    "Juxiang said:
    "Is in-game music a feature that has to be utilized specifically by devs?

    I thought it was for an upcoming firmware for any title....
    "
    Yes, the in-game music feature is something that is going to be optional for devs. They can choose to put it in their game or not. Sony chose to make it optional so that developers who felt that the feature detracted from their game can choose to leave it out.
    "
    Yeah, its a good idea, apart from racing games in game music makes worse.
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    #17  Edited By Otacon

    I thought I was the only one that noticed! 

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    #18  Edited By AaronBelfast
    Chaos_Bladez said:
    "Yeah they should move the battery to the top left corner. It's so minor though, I don't care."
    Minor? This is major I tell you...MAJORRRRRRR
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    #19  Edited By Terranova

     I guess Sony could move the clock or the battery indicator to the left of the screen instead, but either way it doesn't bother me the way it is at present it only takes a second to check the battery level and it goes after a second or so.

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    #20  Edited By Philanthropy

    My clock is always wrong for some reason anyway.

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    #21  Edited By LaszloKovacs
    VibratingDonkey said:
    "And relating to that, the options you can't access from within the game should be marked as such, or not accessible at all."
    This. This.

    I keep thinking I can use features in-game, and get that dialog asking if you want to quit. I like that I can go from a game to the browser, but I think some visual indication that you need to quit first would be nice.
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    Totally agree. Something that will definitely be fixed for next firmware update. It is probably so simple to move it over slightly or have it come up just below the clock.

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    #23  Edited By AndrewGaspar

    Not really.

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    #24  Edited By Buzzer_Beater

    All they have to do is move the clock to the left side.

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    #25  Edited By theycallmeryan

    I find it annoying too. I'd rather have in-game music in all games, in-game private chat, and in-game cross-game invites though.

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    #26  Edited By kyrom

    Everyone has been asking for in game XMB forever and I think Sony took a to literal approach with it.  I was hoping to see a modified version of the xmb similar to the guide on the 360 where it would show only the functions you can use and functions you would want to use.


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    #27  Edited By Moridin

    I have a clock right next to where I game, so the time is no big deal... but it does annoy me when I try to check the battery life of the controller I'm using.

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    #28  Edited By Leone

    Although I'm glad Sony did get in-game XMB implemented, I wish it had been more well-rounded and complete (for lack of a better word). Like Kyrom and others have said, it should've been a trimmed down XMB with only the working features actually displayed.

    If only Sony talked with developers a little more prior to releasing the patch as well, so that there would be more trophies available, in-game music would work, and heck, having the game you're playing pause all would've been nice, convenient features that could've been coordinated a little better than they were.

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    #30  Edited By TwoOneFive
    Leone said:
    "Although I'm glad Sony did get in-game XMB implemented, I wish it had been more well-rounded and complete (for lack of a better word). Like Kyrom and others have said, it should've been a trimmed down XMB with only the working features actually displayed.

    If only Sony talked with developers a little more prior to releasing the patch as well, so that there would be more trophies available, in-game music would work, and heck, having the game you're playing pause all would've been nice, convenient features that could've been coordinated a little better than they were.
    "
    i totally agree, they should have made a trimmed down xmb so it would load faster, and add whatever new icons for new features if they wanted any
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    #31  Edited By smallville123

    Its an easy fix but not a huge deal.  I have a cable box i can glance at. 

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    #32  Edited By Dissolve

    I wanted to play my own music during MGS4.


    I could not do this.

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    Why in the world would you want to listen to music in an epic game like MGS4!? Shame! :P

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    #34  Edited By chililili

    Yes they definitely need to move the battery thing!

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    #35  Edited By Itchyface

    they really need to get more in-game soundtrack support for all games none of this "it's up to the developer" shit.

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    #36  Edited By LiquidPrince

    They'll probably fix the over lap later.

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    Itchyface said:
    "they really need to get more in-game soundtrack support for all games none of this "it's up to the developer" shit.
    "

    Yeah, they did have it like that (for all games) in an earlier version of the firmware, but they took it out for some reason. I think its because of MS' patent on in-game music, so they have to leave it up to devs, but who knows because Sony isn't clarifying.
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    #38  Edited By shadows_kill

    the clock isnt really annoying. just wait the 3 secs and it will be clear. also i think it takes to long to load the avas of my friends list

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    I honestly didn't even notice. lol. I uhh have noticed something odd tho. (when not playing a game) the PS3's XMB seems sluggish when compared to the PSP's XMB!

    I know there isn't ingame XMB on the PSP and thats why I compared the them when no games were playing, but it seems to me that my psp reacts quicker than my PS3 does.... odd no?

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    #40  Edited By brukaoru

    I actually had to set my location to a different place because the US EST was behind an hour, not sure why.

    Anyway, this firmware update is only the beginning of XMB. I'm sure more tweaks and features will come with future firmware updates.

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    #41  Edited By LiquidPrince

    Most likely.

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    #42  Edited By TwoOneFive

    i have some new little complaints.

    Its slow. 

    and i hate how whenever i use the in-game xmb (this never happens on the normal xmb) and i go to the friends list and notice i have like 3 messages from one user. I press triangle, message list, and open one of the messages, read it, press back, and it sens you all the way back to the friends list instead the friends message list. its annoying. makes the processes of reading and deleting messages slow and annoying. 
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    #43  Edited By AaronBelfast

    Oh come on. Seriously. This thread was from a month ago.

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    #44  Edited By BestUsernameEver

    Yeah, like someone else said, Sony took the in game XMB too literal. I want a small menu, that pauses the game and has a few options, like quit game, trophies, buddys, and maybe the controller battery life and info on the bottom, (sort of like what it looks like when you hold down the PS button. It's a minor thing and I already got used to it, but a little details go a long way.

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    #45  Edited By TwoOneFive
    AaronBelfast said:
    "Oh come on. Seriously. This thread was from a month ago."
    wow, thanks, i seriously would not have known that unless YOU pointed it out. what would we all do without you?!

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