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XBOX 360 nerds (Fall updates include Wii like dashboard) - July 14, 2008, 03:16 PM

FYI,

new Wii like dashboard:

http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/14/m...new-dashboard/





Netflix integration:

http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/14/m...e-partnership/



Hard drive game installs so you dont have to wait for spinning up of content:

http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/14/m...-hard-drive-g/




http://gamerscoreblog.com/press/arch...htnltrnxe.aspx

Here is a look at some additional features you will find interesting:

  • Play from hard drive. Copy your games from the game disc and play directly from the hard drive. Not only will the drive not spin, but load times are quicker, as well. Of course, you will still need the disc in the tray to prove you own the game.
  • Access Xbox LIVE Marketplace on the Web. Browse and purchase Marketplace content whenever you want from Xbox.com and it downloads automatically to your console. Purchase that new map, television episode, the latest Xbox LIVE Arcade game or set up a movie to watch when you get home from work.
  • Dashboard built into the new Xbox Guide. For everyone who loves the blades interface, its not going away; they are now built directly in to the new Xbox guide. Every feature and option is available right from the guide. You can even access your full games library at all times. No matter where you are (in dash or in game), immediately call up your games played list and directly launch a game.
  • LIVE Party system. Create a party of up to eight friends, and stay with them from one game to another, or watch a Netflix movie together, or share a slideshow of your personal photos. It works with all Xbox 360 titles, not just upcoming games. LIVE Party allows up to eight people to chat in the dashboard, so you can meet up before playing.
  • Xbox LIVE Primetime. This whole new category of games is going to give you more reasons to get online with your friends. Games will support everything youd expect, like Achievements and leader boards, but many of these games will include real prizes. You can invite your friends, and even set a reminder for an upcoming show. Each game is broadcast simultaneously, so everyone is answering the same questions. Many events will have a live host, calling the shots as they happen.
  • Avatars. Your online identity started as a Gamertag - it then grew into a personalized Gamercard. Now, it has evolved even further into avatars. You can express your style, check out new outfits and share this with the community. Avatars will also be integrated into Xbox LIVE Arcade games, LIVE Party, as well as retail games.
  • New display support. Because you asked for it, we are adding 16X10 over VGA or HDMI, and support for 1440x900 or 1680x1050.


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July 14, 2008, 03:22 PM

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Hard drive game installs so you dont have to wait for spinning up of content:

http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/14/m...-hard-drive-g/
Awesome now hopefully i will be able to play with out getting the "disc unreadable errors".
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July 14, 2008, 03:26 PM

Letting 8 people all watch a netflix movie seems interesting.

Do all people have to have a netflix account for it to work? Or just one person pays for netflix and shares it to watch w/ 7 other people..


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July 14, 2008, 03:39 PM

I've been saying they should the hard drive thing for years. They should do it on PS3 too. It just makes sense.
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July 14, 2008, 03:40 PM

Except are you going to have to pay for the download or are you going to be able to use the disk you already have?
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July 14, 2008, 03:47 PM

You're going to use the disk you already have. You install it, and you have to have the disk to play. It just verifies you have the disk in the drive and then loads the game and lets you play of the HD if you don't mind using the HD space.
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You're going to use the disk you already have. You install it, and you have to have the disk to play. It just verifies you have the disk in the drive and then loads the game and lets you play of the HD if you don't mind using the HD space.
mm that was the issue i was having in the first place, at startup 80% of the time it doesn't see the disc..
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What a PITA. You need a modded system like my old Xbox. Once it's on the HD that's all you need. But Modding is a PITA. I don't see them opening up that though because then people would just rent games, install them, and have them for life.
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What a PITA. You need a modded system like my old Xbox. Once it's on the HD that's all you need. But Modding is a PITA. I don't see them opening up that though because then people would just rent games, install them, and have them for life.
I was going to mod it..still might - cheaper than buying a new xbox.
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Cheaper than a new 360. But I just got an old modded Xbox for $70.
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i still have my old modded xbox i might sell.
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Looks cool Spud but aren't they still scanning xlive for modded boxes and banning them? I know lots of people mod the boxed but I heard from several of them that they opted not to mod the later series because of this. Overall the features look great I'll be interested in checking them out.



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