If you are one of the many people who received an email from Microsoft earlier today, you can now turn your Xbox 360 on and gain access into the beta update.
I just received the update about an hour ago, and so far what I have seen has been a welcome addition. I especially like being able to sort my friends list. the netflix improvements are fantastic.
I'm a little disturbed by how much avatar clothing costs. Looks like I will be earning them through games. I am not paying that robbery for virtual clothes. On an unrelated note, check out this gaming granny.
I remember MS once said that avatar clothing will never be priced a year ago on a comment against PS3 Home. They said their avatar clothes will be free because Xbox Live is developed for the gamers. Then again, they did promise 1 vs 100 after its 1 year anniversary announcement. MS does always deliver stuff right on time.
Are you saying that something that's good can't get better? As gamers, we should be used to the bar for "perfect" getting raised...
your the man haha personally im neutral but reading the funny little stabs at each other never gets old. i hope the guide button improves fade out time.
BLuk go back to the PS3 you deserve each other.
I got the update.... And it sucks .
Can you share your thoughts?
Ok it doesn't suck....
dude you'll get to play conviction next year ... calm down ... no need to break the 360 with a hammer now ... lol
Everything sucks now that Conviction ain't coming. lol
You remind me of BabyCakes(see video). lol. "I started reading this bible....it suuuucks". Anyway, I thought you could already DL original Xbox games on demand? I mean, I know they said the 360 games will come later, but whats the point of touting new features, if you cant test them properly?
Because it is a preview. They can tout the features all they want, because they said they will arrive on Aug 11 and fall not July 27th
it is ms were talking about
Safety and such things like downloading.
Microsoft is taking the approach that a browser, while it would provide a lot of sought after functionality, does not provide the best experience for accessing said functionality. For example, a browser would enable users to access and stream Netflix on the Xbox360, but it would not provide the same seemless integration into the NXE experience and provide the Party support. The same can be said for things like Facebook and Twitter. While you can access both through a browser, based on the demos, the in NXE experience is much more polished for a game console and much more desirable for utilization on the system. If MS were to include a browser, it would be very easy to dismiss (internally at Microsoft) the value add that could be gained by providing custom portals to things like Netflix, Facebook, and Twitter. Thus, if a browser existed on the system, the odds that MS would budget for the creation of these apps would be extremely low. The only change I would like to see is for MS to create an Application market for the Xbox360 that works similar to the current Indie Games marketplace. Allow 3rd parties to create a customized experience for their websites or apps for the 360 and sell them for profit.
You are 100% correct in the reasoning behind microsoft not placing a browser on the 360 and to an extent im happy they are taking the custom built app route. Having said that a browser would be greatly recieved by myself as i do use my PS3 browser quite often but spend more time playing games on my Xbox. Them adding a browser to the dashboard would just make life a little easier for me as i wouldnt have to leave my party to watch my online episodes of south park or House.
You can install a browser on the Xbox 360 via Windows Media Center, it's legal as well. I'm sure there are guides about it on the internet. Personally, I found the browser thing useless, I'd rather just search up on my PC instead of my browser. UNLESS the game specifically uses the browser to take you places like some of those Dreamcast games had done. Ex, a option in Call of Duty: World at War that takes you to the COD hub optimizes for a console browser and stuff.
Funny how a browser on PS3 and Wii is completely useless to me. Secure in that knowledge, I can let Microsoft spend their time and money on more useful features and continue earning that $50 a year I pay them.
Thanks for the tip ill be doing that now. yeh i use my PC most for browsing but since my consoles are connected to my large screen TV i like to stream content from the net through my console.
Ok it doesn't suck.... Im just disappointed... Netflix party feature is pretty amazing . The movie gets played on a virtual big screen and there`s movie seats for your friends . Rateing all game content is great feature . Streamlined parties is much appreciated . Pressing the x buttun to eject disc was much appreciated . Avatar Market place was odly ...good. There`s a halo laser ring for 40 Ms points on there. Also free shirts and etc . come in the update . Achievement Browser is great . It feels more organized . Now added to the guide buttun / dashboard blades is Avatar Market place Awards Video and Music Marketplace Active downloads Redeem Codes Also there`s a Recession clothing line for your avatar . I couldn't believe that myself . Games on Demand feature will be pretty interesting . Will have to see what titles get added on .
Why are you dissapointed in an update that adds functionality and extras? There was nothing more expected for it.
You also have Microsoft's new streaming tech for Netflix. If your watching a video and your speed drops the video will drop to a lower rez instant, and if it speeds back up the rez will increase with no buffering. You also have more choices for video preferences in system to help you choose whats best for your type of TV. There are also many more options for your guide and chat and party funtions. Best thing of all is NXE and guide are much faster and runs more smooth.
That tech is great and all. But there arent a lot of great HD vids on Netflix. I wish there were more. I guess 1080p streaming will fix that,by offering new releases---but it wont be as cheap. But the standard quailty vids are pretty good on Netflix, so I guess my point is mute.
You do know in the movie theater you can go full screen so you don't need to see your avatars watching the movie, right? Also, this update came out of nowhere, Microsoft already said they were ditching the yearly updates feature after NXE so the fact that we get a update on this scale and not something minor is cool.
I say, availability trumps quality on Netflix. But if I can get 1080p instant on, I'll be very happy. Not so sure it will work perfectly, but the instant-on is the key feature for me... not the resolution. Honestly, I think most normal people... excluding pixel-counting AV nerds... are more happy with availability than resolution.
The Netflix instant streaming tech is not up and running yet. All I get is my Avatar standing around. The ability to add to the queue was disabled for me today. Was working yesterday
I got the update today as well as many. I feel the netflix part of the was the most pointless when they talked about this update they said you be able to invite your friends to watch movies with well what you should know is this is not the case. In order to watch netflix, everyone you invite most have the netflix service. So to me there iS know reason for this. They could have spent this time pm other things also I've notice is the props are not on the friends list . I wonder if this will change once this is released
Everyone doesnt have update
I can't believe anybody is naive enough to think you can let others watch movies for free somewhere else through a party. Duh!
Wow grammar fail. *Not everyone has the update. And indeed it's a tautology as the original commenter said 'many' not all. Nice waste of effort there. /me goes back to grammar spying.
Whats the Point, If I Pay for Netflix Ican watch a movie, with the update I should be able to invite people to watch with me... Also If I Pay for netflix and you pay for netflix and we want to watch a stars movie in a Party then why is it not letting us, We would be able to watch it alone?. it makes know since, Netflix would not be giving anything away for free, but letting me branch out shows other what netflix is about, alot most like having everyone over your house to watch the movie... Look at it this way , if everyone came to your house to watch the movie, you'd and someone didn't bring there own copy, you can't let them in....
Wow what's with the random capitalizing?
You make it painfully obvious that you are just a kid. The grammar and spelling you used in your posts is so bad that I'm not even going to answer the questions. Most of the questions you asked again have already been answered, which is confusing since you have two agrees with that second post. I'm not trying to be mean, just brutally honest.
So you want a company to let people watch stuff for free?
Didn't you know, we should all be pirating games as well, who cares if companies make money, as long as I gets mines. <sarcasm>
It seems quicker, at least for me. I finally got access to the forums as well. I didn't dig into the update though, haven't had time.
that the dashboard seems to be way faster on my console post update.
Quicker for me too. Definite improvement for me.
Updates are nice and so is Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 go get it under the Arcade portion of the dashboard. Nice!!
I might get Netflix because of this update
it says im participating but i have no email.... whats up...
@Gaskin If you try logging in or playing a game does it update? Quicker for me too! That's All! Two thumbs up for NF too!
no that hasnt happened yet.
I want a XBOX so bad i am tired of missing out on having both consoles great games and features. I brought a XBOX when it first came out but it broke so i traded it for a PS3 and although I love it I am missing out on alot of great exclusives. The sudden economy and my son suddenly wanting his own PS3 (he turned 6)has stopped me from getting another but as soon as MODERN WARFARE 2 come out i'm getting it for both systems and EBAY here I come :-)
Stop with crappy updates an fix the systems hardware!!! -_- I want to hear that they fully fix before I go an buy a 5th one an until then I be happy with PS3 an Wii (Well gf's Wii lol) @edgeofblade Oh the browsers are useless to you? how so? So far Wii has kind of the best one an mostly because you can pretty much go to any site with it and PS3's my lack the support like Wii does, you can watch Youtube on your system/in HD an it fits your screen and plus you can download videos an pictures. One thing 360 really needs to do it put Windows Vista or 7 in the 360, it isn't a hard thing to do. I mean look PS3 got Lunix which is now more better to use then Windows (I like Vista an this is people that was using Vista an then hated it and went to Lunix) and Wii has Opera or something like that. So it would be a big step for the 360 to start running Microsoft software in it. But that is just me.
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