on 10-02-2010 03:35 PM
Hot on the heels of my previous guide to "that" invite system in MW2 I now bring you something which I think a few of may not be aware of.
The PlayStation 3 firmware has a feature which allows you to invite players in your active text chat room straight into the game you are playing.
I'll mention what games I've noticed support this in a moment but first here's how it works:
I have an open chatroom featuring:
Where we are having fun in the typical inane banter:
Ok for those who don't know, it is possible to set up 16 player chatrooms on PS3 which allow you to text chat while playing games at the touch of the DUALSHOCK 3's "PS" button, just go to your Friends menu on the XMB and select "Start a new chat" to get one started.
I feel like playing a game with my colleagues, what to play?
And why not?
What I'm going to show you is how to invite all of your chat room buddies into a game with minimum fuss.
10-02-2010 03:45 PM - edited 27-05-2010 04:08 PM
So I load up the game, go into the multiplayer section and enter the lobby, the place I go to normally set up my game. Once again, like other titles, this feature is dependant on the game. For Bioshock 2 I select "Manage Invites".
The familiar invite message pops up, helpfully with a blank name first, allowing you to pick who you want to invite into the game. Select this field.
Apologies for the quality of the photographs, the top option there is "Select from friends", the second is "Enter Online ID" which I always find handy as it means you don't have to have a person on your friends list. The third option may be new to you "Select from Chat Rooms". Pick this one.
Again, apologies for the picture quality, it's because the text is selected and "flashing" in the way that it does. This is basically the list of active chat rooms I have open, just the one in this case. Just select the chat room you wish to invite into your game.
This will be the next thing you see. LordRoss and Mark are in the game invite, ready to be sent off.
Then before you know it they will pop up in my game. Turns out neither of them have B2 yet so I had to get back to work.
So games I have noticed feature this option include:
Call of Duty Classic
Alien vs Predator
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
Lead and Gold
Super Street Fighter 4
And I think it would be smashing if you guys could post here if you spot any more.
See you next time!
on 10-02-2010 04:15 PM
on 10-02-2010 04:42 PM
I do not have a new haircut. You made that up.
Apparently, MB looks like this :
on 10-02-2010 04:58 PM
10-02-2010 05:39 PM - edited 10-02-2010 05:39 PM
Thing is that I mention that CoD Classic has this, as far as I know that game hasn't had an update yet, so this has been out there since last November.
But then it's the same situation as MW2. A lot of people made a big deal about it having joinable invites you could follow out of the game but no one noticed when Dirt 2 had the same thing a couple of months before.
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