If you sign into XBL now, you will be asked to accept a new system update.
The new system update will bring even more advertisments to the dashboard. Ads will now be transimited directly into your brain every time you fire up your Xbox 360.
Still wondering why they removed Netflix party...
@MultiConsoleGamer loool. I agree that the number of ads on the current dashboard is ridiculous. finding content (especially arcade games) on the current dashboard isn't easy as it was on the previous dashboard.
No one/not enough people were using it and what little active memory it used was put elsewhere.
That was Netflix's call. Not Microsofts.
does anyone know what the update is for?
@r1sh12 at a guess could be something to do with that bad video quality on non MS apps? Who knows...
@fluffydelusions.. Yea maybe. Although the site is in some middle eastern region so it might be region specific. (assuming the xbox update is for that region) who knows.. Also watch this lol: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1...
Its might have something to do with the Mass Effect Voice commands.
There is only one ad on each blade. N4G has more ads. try harder
@ fluffydelusions It was something to do with memory being allocated for something else, so Netflix party was removed. There is an article here on n4g about it somewhere, but it'd take some digging to find.
The Netflix app is better on XBL than PSN. The layout and the functionality are both different. On XBL while the credits roll, Netflix will offer you 3 more movies to your liking w/ a description and rating. PSN does nothing. While XBL has ads, it doesnt get in your way to navigate. I dont knock them for creating more revenue for their company because that's what they are...A COMPANY! So SLOT3395! Why is PSN now charging $49.99 a year with PSN+? If I can clear an additional 5million a year for advertising, I would do the same damn thing. You people think these companies operate on wind and water? Grow the f-ck up and get in the real world nerds
@harccore1912 "finding content (especially arcade games) on the current dashboard isn't easy as it was on the previous dashboard." It's a lot easier... Just turn on your xbox, press left on the analogue once, then type the first 3 or 4 letters of the game you are looking for... then "bang" all the content for that game is available for you to DL.
Where is the outrage? A small update with no major new features, a feature was actually taken away..... Excuse me, N4G community, but your double-standards are showing. "There is only one ad on each blade. N4G has more ads. try harder" - Not everyone feels the need to try so hard to defend advertisements on something that they PAY for. Comparing the typical website model to a video game console OS makes no sense. Video game companies make money from selling games, charging for online gameplay access, selling DLC, etc, etc, etc....websites use advertisements to make money when they're sharing information. Terrible comparison. The only purpose of such a comparison is smooth over the situation.
still reminds me when Microsoft said the reason Live isnt free is because to do that they would need to have advertisments on it to make up the cost
Well they added =1 month to 3 month subscriptions now. Who knows, maybe in the future Live will be half price permanently because they gain so much money from ads
Yes and maybe Keanu Reeves will be the next US President.
Ronald Reagan was basically the Keanu Reeves of his time... and he was President for 2 terms. So good acting has nothing to do with being President. ha
I'd vote for ol' Ted Logan. Probably wouldn't be much worse than the options we'll have come November.
Ronald Reagan was not the Keanu Reeves of his time. He was a corporate spokesman for most of his adult like for various companies and thus his ability to be a stooge translated well into being a puppet president. Keanu Reeves is a decent human being who donates a ton money and gives film crew members bonuses and basically stays out of the limelight so he can focus on helping his sister recover from cancer.
Too true. They've already started planning for even more invasive advertising with the update after that one: http://www.comedycentral.co...
Lol, Looks as if ms might be afraid of the VITA ATTACK!
Are you talking about the new 249.95$ PSP?
Its amzing how many dummies agree with u...
People make a big deal out of simple shit. These ads dont hamper my experience with the dashboard or Xbox Live a s a whole! Everything nowadays has ads!
I hear the update will incorporate ads into the games themselves! Seriously though, unless they get rid of this metro crap I'm not using my 360. I stopped playing it about a week after the last update; the current interface is horrible.
I wonder what it does..?
Maybe getting it ready for new apps? Who knows!
I read somewhere that it's to brick flashed consoles.
I heard this xbox update was bricking ps3s
Extended Color(24-bit) was not working when metro update was rolled out. They have fixed it now.
Read somewhere this update is for apps that are coming.. like iPlayer and such.
Yes, because Microsoft would let Apple program Apps for the 360. /s
ooh your sarcasm is broken.. iplayer as in BBC iPlayer but if you're so smart you'd already know that genius!
Just in case he does a stealth edit "Yes, because Microsoft would let Apple program Apps for the 360." 3GenGames google, Bing, or yahoo next time. @3GenGames below: I take it all back, it takes a big person to admit things. I still have no idea WTF you're talking about but bub+ anyway.
"Yes, because Microsoft would let Apple program Apps for the 360. /s" fail.
Mmm, never realized there was a dinky thing that nobody would know because it's irrelevant that would use the branding of a Crapple device and then be stupid because you believe it is. Good going, I made a mistake because it does exist, and although still irrelevant, apparently the first thing I'm supposed to think of when I see "iPlayer" instead of the bigger brand. Have fun with yourselves now that you're geniuses because you're so smart about a service that won't even exist 5 years from now. Lol!
It was bad enough when you made the initial mistake but now you're just burying yourself. If people didn't make the assumption that you're an idiot based on your first post then they certainly will after reading your followup. You really should have just kept your mouth shut.
Ouch 3gen Talk about making yourself look like an idiot and then, doing it all over again! For shame child....for shame.
@3GenGames There are so many lols in your comment, I'll just pick my favourite one: "Have fun with yourselves now that you're geniuses because you're so smart about a service that won't even exist 5 years from now. Lol! " For educational purposes, the BBC i-player is one of the first on-demand TV services. I should also point out that it's unlikely to be dead in 5 years time. In fact, I'd even say there's a 50-50 chance it will outlive you.
Don't be so upset because you got busted for being wrong. Show some humility. p.s. hitting the agree button on yourself doesn't count. ;)
Odd how my slim has got the update but my 60gig white one hasn't???
Slim has built in kinect support must be for kinect.
I just hope they bring back the damn mlb.tv app in the "comming soon" section. I used this app on my ps3 last year but i would love to be able to just yell at my kinect to watch the game.
I hope they fix the video black levels. It's annoying having to switch my HDMI levels to low every time I watch a video or Netflix on 360. Also, it would be nice if the game I'm playing is in the big square in the middle instead of off to the side, and just a more game focused OS in general. It is still a gaming machine after all.
I just downloaded the update. There are no discernible new features. The black levels are still broken.
A useless update for 360? I thought these were exclusive to PS3?
@gravelord That did make me chuckle lol
Myabe finally fix for limited range RGB levels in video playback ?
I guess the dashboard updates aren't required of all users universally? Just turned off my 360 after downloading and playing the ME3 demo. Turned it on for the first time in a month and didn't get asked to accept or download anything. Guess I'll download it when I get The Witcher 2 in April.
Sorry I'm confused, You just turned it off and then turned it on for the 1st time in a month? Was it on constantly for a month lol?
No. Sorry I guess that was a bit of an off way of writing. I turned my 360 on for the first time in about a month so that I could download and play the Mass Effect 3 demo. I wasn't asked to accept any new terms or to download a dashboard update. I wouldn't keep my 360 on for a month straight. Actually I wouldn't keep any of my gaming systems on for that long. I think the longest I kept a console on was nearly a week straight when I was playing FFXI on my PS2. (I would leave it on so that my character could sell stuff while I was doing real life things like working lol)
Haha I was gonna say, I think the longest I had mine on was over a few days just to make money on Fable, and I think there was some sort of achievement on a game for being sat in the menus for like 24 hours straight lol.
See, now submissions like this piss me off. Why tell people about an update everyone will receive and not give any details about it? What's the point? That's like telling people some games are coming out this month, but not going into detail what they are. It's obvious you're fishing for hits. N4G has become a place for that sort of thing, unfortunately.
has anyone downloaded the update? i just signed into XBL and i got no prompt to download an update.
I haven't gotten it here, either.
I turned it on about an hour ago and got nothing...
I have both ps3 and 360. Why are there so many fanboys talking negative stuff about XBL? I will keep my XBL Hell updates take 1/10th of the time to download than on my PS3. Also it downloads and installs at the same time at that. The apps that Microsoft added are outstanding. Can't wait for HBOgo. They even put together a whole tribute section for Whitney Houston. I didn't see anything of the sort on my PS3. Anyone paying $60 for XBL are just not that smart. It's constantly been $40 on amazon for a long time.
Tell me about it. Been with XBL for five years and not once have I paid over $35 for a 12+1 month card. One year I paid $19.99 for a 12+1 month card. Anyone with a common sense is going to shop around, if you pay $60 you only have yourself to blame. I also have a PS3 with PSN+ but like you say download speeds suck on the PS3.
Amen, psn speeds are horible! If i am going to get a demo i always go to live, my speeds from my psn account around around 1mbps & i have a 15mbps speed. Live is so much faster!
What does Whitney Houston have to do with this?
Probably just getting us ready for some new apps, aren't we supposed to be getting HBO and some other things? Looking forward to it for sure. On a side note, I'm a bit disappointed in a lot of the comments in this section, I was reading them trying to see what was included in this update and it was 75% people trolling like they had controlling interest in a gaming company and it was their job to put the competition down.
All games are now together, the main problem now is finding Indie games! NOT ARCADES, well maybe u find it difficult because like 90% of N4G you are retarded.
Seriously the ppl trolling on here are just jealous, bashing the dashboard for no reason, trying to make it sound like its a "bad" investment or something explain to 40 million members that what you payed for is a bad investment. Don't you guys have a update that improves the internet browser or something? Anyway I read it was supposed to support I Player among a few other things I. I hope they fixed the video quality as well.
O no an ad I can choose to look at or not !!!!! those little rotters quick xbox owners sell your consoles and deflect to the god fearing sony lovers ps3 where you can wait an hour for your game to update and you can watch real adverts on tv lol Losers