XMNR: Microsoft has officially announced that the Fall Update for Xbox LIVE will be rolled out on November 1, just three days before Kinect is released.
I'm looking forward to the improved voice chat since some of my friends only like talking on the 360 when they talk to me. ESPN is not really my thing but it's nice to have.
Netflix search is good to have too. Wonder how long it will be before the 360 gets 1080p Netflix streaming and 5.1 surround sound though. You'd think Microsoft would have an in since Netflix uses Silverlight.
Impossible to get 5.1. The HDMI 1.2 restriction makes it impossible, not enough bandwidth. WTF @ disagrees. it's true, wtf.
I sold my 360 yesterday first of the $60 Live increase is a joke 10 bucks for espn i can get that on my computer now that ps3 has its own and better netflix app I really have no need for it any more I just got a awesome gaming pc so any 360 game now i can basically get on the PC. the only game I i plan on see my self getting is Gears 3 and thats more than likely to come out now for the PC when MS kicks of games for windows in a few weeks. So right now I'm PS3/Pc only
guys i know this is off topic but anybody know if the sims 3 for console can be played multiplayer with a friend or co-op online?
@Newtype: Nice theory there but the Xbox 360 already does 1080p video streaming with 5.1 surround via Zune Marketplace.
Well congratulations....Im sure we all care!! :/
No, only the Wii version supports local co-op, no online co-op or local co-op for PS3 and Xbox 360. 360 and PS3 do get a place called "The Exchange" where you can view, download, and upload content created within the game. It's still a very good game for Sims on consoles, I would suggest buying it if you can't play it on the PC.
Newtype you got the disagrees because you're wrong. Anyway people will love the new netflix features, no more going to your PC.
@newtype.. What are you talking about? Um I might have to remind you about the digital audio output connection (toslink cable required). Also voice chat is via the controller, and its a HD codec so its compressed. Its only gonna make voice chat better especially for me since I have astro A40's.
i have 5:1 connected to my xbox if thats what you mean ?
The voice chat is like freaking telephone service quality now. I'm simply amazed every night (im in the beta) at the quality.
you don't realize how awesome party chat is until you cannot use it. Can't wait till monday when all my friends will have the update.
"We've been using it as part of the preview program and have enjoyed it over the older version, especially ESPN 3." -I always love 360 updates, theres always something that makes the whole experience of logging on feel fresh.
it's about damn time...can't wait :)
Good i'm sick of leaving my 360 on past 2 Am PT every day waiting.
Turn it of before it rrods on you lol.
I'm getting excited with 360 games, Fall update, Kinect, XBL arcade, ESPN. Damn its gonna be masssive. Why would i need another console. Some fanboys are not gonna be happy and have an agenda against Microsoft. Get over it LOSERS.
Not having a PS3 is stupid if you were a real gamer, but i forgot your a fanboy. Why don't you just say how great this fall update is and move on. Half the features are always NA only, which sucks for Australian gamers. Hopfully we get some love in this fall update.
This is a great time to own a 360, but there is nothing wrong with also owning a PS3. PS3 has some good exclusive games and Sony is always watching the 360 and adding feature. Now with the paid service it is worth their while even more. Sitris is also right that a lot of the feature on XBL area not available in all areas.
Xbox Live is still a steller service in my country, just the same as PSN but both are hindered by the fact we don't live in NA. PS+ on the other hand has been FANTASTIC in australia, best online service bar none. Xbox live needs to step up its game in Aus. Not that big companies give a crap about us lol
its great but live does not need to be 60 bucks a month look at Steam psn etc.
I've been playing 'round with it for 'round 3 weeks or more thanks to Microsoft & their preview programme. :P It's 100% better than the old dashboard.
i haven't even turned my 360 on in months lol. maybe i should turn it on to update. everything i want is on my ps3 but I'm getting gears 3(maybe). edit: you xbros fall for it everytime.i love the internet.
As a member of the preview program, The new dash is awesome, I do declare. :)
Why are they even bothering? Xbox will be done and over soon. Sony is crushing Microsoft like a soda can.
LMFAO you'ze trollin' bruh.
hooray i can finally have party chat back, so i dont have to listen to annoying people online. but other that that the update is nice although ESPN has no effect on me since i am currently stationed in the UK. and most of the features they are adding i wont be able to use, which makes the $10 increase less appealing.
Cool, wonder if they improved Netflicks at all. Right now im considering making my PS3 my netflicks viewing device of choice if they havent.
I prefer the ps3's interface, it's alot easier to access everything.
It is really easy to find what you are looking for now with the nice search feature they added.
of course netflix will be updated....its going to work with kinect which makes it that much better....cant wait till midnight on weds to pick up my pre-order kinect. loving the new dashboard and clso cant wait to pick up monopoly streets
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