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Microsoft's New Xbox Live Update: Eight Things You May Not Know (RunDLC)

You can expect a new Xbox Live experience, right before Kinect's November 4th launch. Microsoft has already gone public with the ESPN and Zune features, and now it wants to fill you in on eight additional changes that should make the experience even more enjoyable. Here's what you can expect.

John Artest (RunDLC)

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TheDCD2037d ago

Should be a good update.

Buff10442037d ago

Absolutely! Can't wait for this. It seems like Microsoft has packed it full of great stuff.

MorganX2037d ago

It is. Fast, clean. The new sounds are soft and nice. Like the new Xbox power and eject sounds. The new Netflix UI is fast as well and, at least on new Xbox, streaming over Wireless-N results in HD with no downgrading to SD due to bandwith loss. Feel free to disconnect the wires.

ESPN rocks as well. I got to see the Michigan vs Indiana game and watch Denard Robinson go nuts for the Wolverines in streaming HD. Good stuff Maynard.

Buff10442037d ago

Ah you're lucky to have early access. Can't wait tho. Should be sweet. I like what you said about the eject sounds. It's about time.

MorganX2036d ago

On the eject sound, that's not from the dash. That's a part of the new 360S. But all the sounds in the new dash are similar, techy/soft.

IRetrouk2036d ago (Edited 2036d ago )

sorry morgan but the new dashboard is just as slow as the old one, i have it too, it looks worse than the old one too, do not like the squared off look.

plb2037d ago

I see they left out the bit where they added $10 to the price.

TheLeprachaun2037d ago

Hardly part of the xbox live update is it?

Pootangpie2037d ago (Edited 2037d ago )

people like you on here are the very reason why I'm not getting a PS3 ever way to make you fellow fans look bad

k-Lan2037d ago

"people like you on here are the very reason why I'm not getting a PS3 ever"

I follow you on that one. The PS N4G community is an embarassment to gaming. Obviously there are a few other reasons as well.

As for the update, i can't wait. It looks so much quicker and i love the new look of the dash.

This is what you call an update! It's not a weekly update with no content.

IRetrouk2036d ago

sorry but trolls are on both side, were you on n4g when the ps3 first came out? i was and the xbox fans gave sony fans stick every day, all thats happened is that the ps3 has a lot more users than in them days, both sets of fanboys are a dissgrase but to say it just the ps3 crowd is silly.

BigPenguin2036d ago

@Iretouk: Agreed, anyone who complains about all the "PS3 fanboys" is a new N4G user. This place was 360 trolls up the ass for 2 years after the PS3 came out.

Now that PS3 has finally been acknowledged as objectively superior by most everyone, all the old trolls have blended back into the background. So now all the new 360 users of this site bitch and moan nonstop about how their chosen console gets rightly bashed. MS deserves the shit they get about the 360, this is coming from someone who owns a 360, pays for live, and will continue to pay for at least for another year when my sub runs out in December.

I have all 3 consoles, and there is a clear difference between them.
PSN: BigPenguin XBL: BigRoundPenguin

IRetrouk2036d ago (Edited 2036d ago )

thank god, someone finaly talking some sence, i, like you also own all 3 consoles, i also pay for live twice, one for me and one for the fiance, and i agree the ps3 is superior when used correctly, most things the ps3 was bashed for were very silly reasons, yet micro got away with a lot, bubbles to you for speaking the truth .

XBL- IR3TR0 PSN- xTSxRetro

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plb2037d ago (Edited 2037d ago )

Er why? It's the truth. You're paying for services (and soon will be paying more), most of which are available for free on PSN and paying for DLC free on Stream. I won't deny that the new interface looks nice but paying for the majority of those services are ridiculous. Even Valve has been having a go at MS and Xbox Live.

mrcash2037d ago

in your opinion its ridiculous, if you can't bring yourself to pay 5$ a month for something that you enjoy then so be it, but you needn't judge. 5 a month isn't bad at all, if you don't like it great that's your prerogative. At the end of the day it comes down to the quality of the service and many people prefer the quality of live than psn.

bananlol2037d ago

The price is not the issue, its the principle.

mrcash2037d ago

Yeah they added 83cents a month what a rip off, I guess some people can't afford that much of an increase.

MorganX2036d ago

ESPN alone is worth 83 cents a month. I'm only interested in Wolverine NCAA games, but wait until BBall season. Oh boy.

MorganX2037d ago

The funny thing is since the price increase announcement, discounts have been more plentiful than ever before, even from MS themselves. If everyone takes advantage of the steep discounts, MS will be hurting over the next couple years with regards to subscription sales. It's ridiculous right now. Why increase it if your'e going to give such steep deals all over the place. Interesting. Has to be long term vision, get new subscribers with Kinect now and get an extra $10 from them a few years down the road. LOL. Really, they're counting on marketplace sales I'm sure.

mrcash2037d ago

yup, they have a 2 year sub for 84 and they give you 1600 points not bad really.

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JUDALATION2037d ago

Why charge for all these features that many wont use when you can just add a browserlike the wii/ps3 and all these features and then some would be implemented???

The Lazy One2037d ago

did you read the article? I don't think any of these additions would be helped by a browser.

Pootangpie2037d ago

you want to browse that's what a PC is for

TheLeprachaun2037d ago

Yeh I can count the amount of times I've used my wii/ps3 browser on one hand. Saying that though, perhaps there's people who find them useful.

Buff10442036d ago

Yeah, I've never really had the urge to sit on my couch and use a console to surf the web. But I could see it being of key importance to other people.

alexg892037d ago

Yes i do think MS should add a browser

but i do like that MS is adding these things in, even if they are rasing the price :(

iLLMATICxKiNG2037d ago

Anyone know when we are seeing it? This month, perhaps?

TheLeprachaun2037d ago

Early November last I heard.

MorganX2037d ago

Kinect on 4th, so probably a day or so before that.

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