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Not insignificant Xbox LIVE system update is now available - what does it do?

El33tonline writes:

"If you’ve logged into Xbox LIVE very recently, you would have been met with a request to download a new system update, but what does this mysterious update do exactly?"

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dazzrazz1640d ago (Edited 1640d ago )

News these days, they don't even bother digging enuff

added new dashboard style, other security updates. Anti-Piracy 3.0, XGD 4.5 Challenge responses has been updated

update most likely due to Gears leak yesterday on internet :)

OliverKO1640d ago

We asked for official information and got details back from an Xbox representative - update included in the post.

DOMination-1640d ago

I came in N4G to find out what this was for. +bubbles for helpful

FamilyGuy1640d ago

That sounds about right, Gears is a huge franchise, to have it leak a whole month early isn't exactly surprising but MS having an update so quick to prevent it being played is.

They usually release system updates too frequently so, while the gears leak seems logical I doubt that was the main motivating reason.

Maybe more was going to be included but they rushed this update out because of the gears leak.

grifter0241640d ago

Dazzrazz- I find it funny how you talk about people not researching stuff these days and yet you didn't do so either.

I don't know who actually uses Wiki as an actual source of info, because anyone can change that.

I can go on there right now and change it to "This update did nothing," An do you know how many people I can fool? Yup tons.

Next time do your own research as well.

SnakeShady1640d ago

Come on, do it. And see whats happen.

Kurt Russell1640d ago (Edited 1640d ago )

CHANGE IT GRIFTER024... WIN THE INTERNETZ!

Tapioca Cold1640d ago

'Not insignificant'?

Guys, if you can't see that this is seriously poor grammar and should not be supported then just die now.

Domn't support media that isn't media. This is why we have these silly console fanboys. Because the media we promote isn't educated.

Why do you even comment on this? It doesn't even make sense.

What if CNN had a headline that said "not insignificant shooting at an elementary school"?

Please use your brains people. Don't support things that lower the standards of society that our grandfathers have fought and died for.

Mutant-Spud1640d ago

"Please use your brains people. Don't support things that lower the standards of society that our grandfathers have fought and died for."

That'd be Great Grandfathers and they fought, died and lost, that society hasn't existed for nigh on 100 years. If you could swap a man from 1913 with a man from 2013 neither of them would be able to comprehend their new surroundings.

MarkusMcNugen1640d ago

"Why do you even comment on this? It doesn't even make sense."

lulz for commenting on it...

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TheSaint1640d ago

Slates others for bad grammar with bad grammar....

That's genius.

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isyourhouseonfire1640d ago

Thank you MS for continually improving the xbox live experience and reliability. This is why we continue to pay instead of use the sub-par free options available.

Again, thanks!!!

stage881640d ago

I'm not disputing that they are good on their updates but Sony has released a lot to in regards to stability, security and improvement as well, albeit, for free.

SJPFTW1640d ago

live updates are free, even for silver/free accounts

xursz1640d ago

I'm shocked, all that self gloating for an update? Even needing to put down Nintendo and Playstation. If that's what it takes to make you feel better paying for xbl service then I guess, whatever helps you sleep at night man.

Blackdeath_6631640d ago

i'm not sure whether or not to take you seriously.

DomceM1640d ago

you are paying for breathing air.

lex-10201640d ago

Paying to breath air. :)

hazardman1640d ago

Paying to breathe air... you were both wrong!

DomceM1640d ago (Edited 1640d ago )

no im not wrong. PC has better online gaming than xbox and you dont pay any extra for it. PS3 is def on par with xbox live and they dont charge any (only thing missing from psn is cross game chat). But PC has that.

So actually you are wrong, you are misinformed, and you are paying for nothing.

lex-10201640d ago

@Hazardman
Damn. You're right.

BISHOP-BRASIL1640d ago

@DomceM

I believe he meant you were gramatically wrong, not going against your point.

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SlapHappyJesus1640d ago

Stop trying so hard.
Seriously.

The amount of money that Microsoft makes through live, I would only hope the thing would be fairly secure.

It's nothing people should be thanking them for.

FinalomegaS1640d ago

really, you didn't need to add the dissing of the sub-par free option part.

TheRealSpy1639d ago

he's just trolling for noobs. you're fanning the flames.

hazardman1640d ago

That was hitting under the belt man. But I know where your coming from with the comment! Regardless I enjoy both!!

DA_SHREDDER1640d ago

thats why you pay? for updates?!! wow that's the first time i heard an xbox fan say that, and ive been here for years!

UnholyLight1640d ago (Edited 1640d ago )

Well the thing to remember here guys is that on average most updates on XBL are VERY fast and unobtrusive. The game updates take 5 seconds and a dashboard update like this one **EDIT:(if it's a bigger download, such as spring/fall updates then figure about 5 minutes)*** probably takes 1 minute for it to download, install, and for the system to reboot.

So I don't understand why isyourhouseonfire gets so many downvotes. It's how we feel about our service, our updates don't impede us when we want to jump into a game. I guess sayin sub-par is a bit of a stretch on the free services statement, but I do agree that they haven't treated me as well as XBL has this gen for me.

Axe991640d ago

Haha - you need to get out a bit more - as noted below, the Xbox updates aren't charged for (I'm silver, and I get the update as well - so it _is_ free), and the PS3 (I can't speak for the Wii U, and it wouldn't be a fair comparison anyway, given the product hasn't been around as long) is just as reliable, does a number of things better, and isn't weighed down with adverts. Oh, and I don't need to pay an extra charge not found on any comparable gaming device, ever, outside of the 360, to use half the features of the system.

Frknawesome691640d ago

Convenience, organization, security, regular updates, smart glass, first access to DLC, party chat. The list goes on and on and on.

JimmyDanger1640d ago (Edited 1640d ago )

Don't forget - custom soundtracks for every game, iPod connectivity, ability to play any disc based game installed to the hdd (quicker loading/less wear on the laser - and silent), voice and photo messaging, cross platform (360/pc) messenger connectivity,multiple account logins simultaneously across all games, every arcade/downloadable title having a trial/demo - and that's just off the top of my head - and you don't even have to pay for gold membership for any of that.

JAM_brz1640d ago

hahaha very funny... then continue to pay to have this "better updates". I will continue to pay to have "poor freebies" with my PS+. What a joke!