XMB Design docs?

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  1. TheRedKnight

    TheRedKnight Spirited Member

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    I acquired these from eBay two years ago from a person who claimed to have designed the XrossMediaBar.

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    Unfortunately these notebooks are not just filled with notes related to the XMB, but other stuff as well. Like diet plans and other lady things. :rolleyes: I can take more photos if anyone is interested in seeing more.

    What do you think? Real deal or just Playstation 2 brand notebooks with sketches?
     
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  3. TheRedKnight

    TheRedKnight Spirited Member

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    I went through all my emails related to the purchase and found the designer I bought these from.

    Link to her resume

    I'm sure that these are real, but the fact that only about 25% of the pages have been used and there are patio sketches and personal life notes makes me wonder what to call these. Sketchbooks?
     
  4. ShovelThumb

    ShovelThumb Gutsy Member

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    Are these designed for the psp? Could you scan more? I'd be interested in these.
     
  5. Borman

    Borman Digital Games Curator

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    Getting a letter from the person who used them that authenticate the contents would be the first place Id start.
     
  6. TheRedKnight

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    These are sketchbooks used by a designer at Sony when working on the very first version of the XMB, which was then used on the PSX machines in some form.

    I don't have access to a scanner, but I can keep a steady of flow of photos coming if there's interest. Maybe I'll start once the site has migrated?
     
  7. TheRedKnight

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    Indeed, I am going to contact her soon. :thumbsup:
     
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    Borman Digital Games Curator

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    It'd certainly be valuable to someone (even me, possibly) if they were authenticated.
     
  9. TheRedKnight

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    I've contacted the person who these belonged to, and I'm waiting for her response.

    And I took two more photos from some interesting stuff in the notebooks.

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    Early ideas for the background colour changes?

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    Friendlist design sketches and more?

    I will post better photos for everyone to see once the forums migrate. ;-)
     
  10. TheRedKnight

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    Update: I was promised a letter of authenticity. :thumbsup:
     
  11. l_oliveira

    l_oliveira Officer at Arms

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    I find the "wash the dishes" phrase in spanish pretty amusing ... :)
     
  12. playmore64

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    Haha well spotted l_oliveira, it's been ticked so I presume she must've washed them.

    I really like the front cover of the pads.

    EDIT: it's amazing even after 2 years have gone by she's still willing to provide you with a certificate of authenticity, she seems like a really nice person:nod:
     
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  13. Sienar

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    If these were used for the PSX, then why is folding@home mentioned on the first scan you posted?

    Unless the PSX had F@H, then this would at least date that notebook to around the time of the PS3.
     
  14. Cyberghost

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    Yeah theres no F@H on the PSX. And as far as I remember, there also wasnt an option for it on the earliest software versions.
     
  15. TheRedKnight

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    Of course F@H wasn't on the PSX.. and neither were friendlists!
     

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