"It Only Does Everything." We're going to have to keep repeating that ad slogan because more features keep arriving for the PlayStation 3.
The latest pseudo-confirmation – which is likely 100% accurate; we just don't have an official press release in our inbox just yet – centers on one of the most popular Internet fads: Facebook. Some pics of the virtual social service popped up a few days ago and now, a source close to Eurogamer has said Facebook is indeed coming to the PS3's XMB (not just through the system's browser) at some point in the near future. Not surprisingly, Facebook is also coming to the Xbox 360 (competitors have to keep pace with one another, no?), which means that before long, these video game consoles will provide users with a very full online experience. As this generation progresses, we see more examples of the systems becoming PC-like in just about every way but the interesting part is how developers sometimes use this to their advantage. For example, you may have noticed the connection between Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Twitter; this is the type of innovative thinking that can add a little spice to the gaming world.
Personally, I simply don't get the appeal of things like Twitter and Facebook (an online stalking venue, as far as I can see), but million love 'em, and that's what matters in Sony's eyes. So here they come!