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How to invite chat room players into a (supported) game

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10 Feb 2010
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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:

 

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Where we are having fun in the typical inane banter:

 

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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?

 

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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.

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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".

 

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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:


Bioshock 2

Call of Duty Classic

Alien vs Predator

Dirt 2

Peggle

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

Section 8

Lead and Gold

Super Street Fighter 4

Split/Second Velocity

 

 

And I think it would be smashing if you guys could post here if you spot any more.

 

See you next time!

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It's a shame this system isn't universal/mandatory.
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Just noticed that Peggle also features this...feature, including the acceptable invite outside of the title.
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Freakin awesome Yas, I had no idea. If I find anymore I will let you know. Thanks!

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You LIE!

 

I do not have a new haircut. You made that up.

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Thats pretty cool Yaster!
Battlefield Bad Company 2 uses a similar invite system i think to Call of Duty!
Maybe in the final release version this will work as well :)
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posing for photos on company time :O shocking seriously though nice guide yaster didnt even know about this feature
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@MusterBuster wrote:

You LIE!

 

I do not have a new haircut. You made that up.


 

 

Apparently, MB looks like this : 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A universal/mandatory system would be great

 

Sony adds some great things to the FW but not many games use it :/ shame tbh

I hope that all new releases support this....and older ones.....

 

Still that pretty good

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It would be nice if developers would give  just a little more effor to give support that is already there.

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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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Is it not possible to get developers or Sony to implement this system into all multiplayer games?

It's so handy it's unbelievable.
I can't help but to think that we're getting a party system incredibly soon.
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Ya I agree with Sony needing to make useful things like this mandatory. Also, Peggle supports this too.

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@TehRadge wrote:

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.


And even fewer noticed the system appeared on The Eye of Judgment back in October 2007. The system's been available foe ages which amazes me as to why developers don't seem to be including it commonly.
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How about this, turns out that Dirt 2 had it all along as well.

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sony needs to tell devs this has to be standard for all games like trophy's
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Well hello :D

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Hmm to say this, but this invite system is almost useless!

Cause there is no autojoining of channels (if this would be there it will be better)

and the chat rooms are useless since beginning. Too slow and the censorship is the worst of all!

I am from germany and cannot say "normal words" in those chatroom even if i'm 32 years old....

So why should i join a chatroom where i even can't say "nicht" (no in english) or other german words cause i only see ******* which sucks bick time.

 

It's a shame!

 

So me and all of my friends which have tested the chatroom used it once or twice but not any more.

And this invite system won't change anything as long as this censorship can't be disabled.

I mean common  i am chatting with my friends ! And I could also say anything I want to them via messages so why is there a censorship in those chats ???

 

 

 

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Why can't you just bloody give us Cross Game Chat already

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Although you have to go to the XMB every time you want to type, i still prefer txt chat as i wouldn't always want to listen to everyone ;)
The linvite/management bit is news to me so thanks for the heads-up Yaster.
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