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New Poll: In-game Messaging

You’ve heard it blitzing across the net now for a couple of days, so I thought I’d get your opinion on the whole in-game messaging for the PS3 thing. In case you haven’t heard, SCE UK boss Ray Maguire had this to say about hitting the 1m sold mark in the UK:

Achieving one million PS3 sales faster than both PSOne and PlayStation 2 is even more gratifying considering PS3 is a premium product introduced at a premium price. Our momentum will continue with the introduction of in-game communication in the summer, firmware update 2.4 and the strongest line-up of games through our third party partners and our own studios. I’d personally like to thank our trade and business partners for helping us on the start of the PS3 journey. [Emphasis added.]

So what do you think? First of all, do you think that Mr. Maguire actually said this? Do you think that he was well informed enough to pass this information along, or was he simply mistaken? If he spoke the truth as he knew it, will circumstances change?

But the real question is: do you care? I know lots of people are making a big deal about this, and I think it’s quite important. But just because I do, that doesn’t mean you do. So what do you think of in-game messaging? Vote in the sidebar as always.

Note: in the poll I made a distinction between in-game voice and text communication. Text is obvious – you can go see any text messages you have received and reply to them. Voice might not be so obvious. What I mean is that you’d have the ability to talk to a friend via your headset, while in a game, no matter what game you or your friend are in. So if he’s playing MotorStorm and you’re playing CoD4, you can still chat. Personally, I think this is very important.

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Previous poll results:

When will Home be released?

* 1Q 2008: 25% (48)
* 2Q 2008: 45% (85)
* 3Q 2008: 19% (35)
* 4Q 2008: 11% (21)

Total Votes : 189