PSM US runs through the XMB menu | PS3Blog.net
And just when you may have being all XMB’d out…
PSM US has produced a fairly thorough rundown of how the XMB works under the watchful eye of a Sony rep. Their demonstration was kind of hindered by a lack of picture, video and music content, but, combined with Darrin’s post earlier, this should give you an excellent overview of how the whole system’s front end works. For those who cannot be bothered to watch- here are the new details:
1. Bluetooth headset support confirmed.
2. The old eyetoy camera works as well as the new one.
3. “Install package file” in the settings menu- something neatly skipped over… Quick internet searching tells me that Linux software comes in “packages”. Hmmmm… 😉
4. Stupid amounts of photo options- you can set music to a photo slideshow.
5. “Custom” resolution option by HDMI (and maybe the others too) in addition to the usual 1080p, 720p, etc…
6. Despite Kaz Hirai (as recently as yesterday) saying that the PlayStation 3 online has no name as it will never be offline, it is clearly going to be reffered to as… The “PlayStation Network” (pictured above).
It all goes a bit pear-shaped at the end though- They ran into a few issues whilst trying to get Resistance to work… so much so that it appears to… errr… well… not work past the menu screen- they also skipped the boot sequence loading time. I think it should be safe to assume that certain parts of this XMB build are fairly old (we’ve seen other magazines load games fully before), but it doesn’t reflect too well.