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Fall Update Preview - Sign Up
« on: October 14, 2009, 10:46:14 PM »
The upcoming Twitter / Facebook / Last.fm dashboard update will soon be released as a preview for a select few.

Sign-ups are now open.  Visit http://connect.microsoft.com/XboxLIVEUpdate to register for your chance to see the Fall Update before the rest of the world.

The official launch date of the Fall Update is currently suspected to be November 15th.


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Re: Fall Update Preview - Sign Up
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 05:57:07 AM »
Hadn't seen this post, Tara sent me the link last night.


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Re: Fall Update Preview - Sign Up
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2009, 08:32:39 AM »


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Re: Fall Update Preview - Sign Up
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2009, 08:41:46 AM »
The next Xbox Live update will deliver Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm, but, Ron Popeil style, wait, there's more! According to an email from Microsoft, anyway. Get ready for news headlines and dedicated music stores in the Xbox Live dashboard.

Since Microsoft expressly said we're not forbidden from discussing this, why not? U.S. Xbox Live users in the closed preview will see a "News and More" tab in the "Inside Xbox" channel, and it will deliver "a regularly-updated stream of content from MSNBC.com, MSN Autos, The New Yorker and Dilbert,

For rhythm and music gamers, the update will also set up dedicated music stores for Lips, Guitar Hero and Rock Band.

But wait, there's more! "Surprise! - Keep an eye out in the weeks after the preview launches...you never know what might pop up," says the email.


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Re: Fall Update Preview - Sign Up
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2009, 11:18:09 AM »
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Re: Fall Update Preview - Sign Up
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2009, 12:09:50 PM »
Xbox 360 update to add Music Games Store, news section



Microsoft has revealed new details about its Fall 2009 Xbox 360 Dashboard Update -- yes, the same update set to bring Twitter, Last.fm and Facebook support. New to the list of update features is a dedicated Xbox Live storefront for music games DLC and a specific area of Inside Xbox called "News and More."

The Music Games Store will take a big step toward dealing with the clutter on Xbox Live, offering a one-stop shop for all Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Lips DLC. Aside from the convenience of a single destination for all music game DLC purchases, shoppers will also be able to preview each track from right there in the Dashboard.

As for the News and More section of Inside Xbox, it's described as "a regularly-updated stream of content from MSNBC.com, MSN Autos, The New Yorker and Dilbert." We're totally expecting some Akira-like monstrosity that is equal parts balloon boy, coffee station chit-chat and political cartoons we don't understand; though we're sure in reality the feature will be less scary and far less life-threatening.

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Re: Fall Update Preview - Sign Up
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2009, 03:27:45 PM »
... Aside from the convenience of a single destination for all music game DLC purchases, shoppers will also be able to preview each track from right there in the Dashboard.

That's awesome.


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Re: Fall Update Preview - Sign Up
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Re: Fall Update Preview - Sign Up
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2009, 02:36:31 AM »
I've got an Xport but never used it!
Was gonna get a 120GB hard drive,but it will work out cheaper to buy an Elite console.Hmmm...

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Re: Fall Update Preview - Sign Up
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2009, 02:35:20 PM »
Datel 'disappointed' by Xbox 360's unofficial memory unit lockout

Outlawed off-white accessory news now, with CVG relaying manufacturer Datel's unenthusiastic response to the the forthcoming Xbox 360 Dashboard update, which intends to kill support for unauthorized, third-party memory units. Datel has said that it's "disappointed" by Microsoft's decision, one that it feels will limit consumers in "exercising their freedom of choice." Specifically, their freedom of choosing a memory solution that doesn't come from Microsoft.

What to do if you're the owner of one of these bad boys? Unless you want to stay offline forever, you'll have to back up your data and transfer it to an official memory unit or hard drive. Failing that, you could just lift anchor in protest and set sail for Redmond, but we wouldn't suggest doing that unless you're English and living in 1983.


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Re: Fall Update Preview - Sign Up
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2009, 01:59:35 AM »
This is typical microsoft.Wasn't there some issue a while back regarding windows and 3rd party users? Distant memory but sure they ended up in court about something?

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Re: Fall Update Preview - Sign Up
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2009, 10:39:26 AM »
This is typical microsoft.Wasn't there some issue a while back regarding windows and 3rd party users? Distant memory but sure they ended up in court about something?

There was an anti-trust suit filed against Microsoft regarding web browsers several years ago.  I believe Microsoft won, but I may be wrong.


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Re: Fall Update Preview - Sign Up
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2009, 11:03:24 AM »
I know Microsoft had issues with devs using their wireless technology, lots of cash had to be paid for the wireless peripherals for Guitar Hero and Rock Band.


 

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