Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Possible Xbox 360 Fall Update

There are rumors on the Xbox forum about some updates coming to the Xbox 360. If it's all true, then this will be a great update minus the fact that multi chat isn't in there. See the list after the jump.

* Compatibility with 3rd party wireless controllers
* Compatibility with messenger pad
* Xbox Live Vision firmware upgrade, sharper image filtering
* Many more Vision Cam settings
* New screensaver settings - when away from Xbox 360, screensaver will play for optional time, before screen goes dark
* New Xbox Live Arcade blade - where you can download, play and learn about Xbox Live Arcade
* Brand new "web based adver-games" flash games which aren’t downloaded, but are playable bite sized games, accessed via new Xbox Live Arcade Blade
* New Screensaver option in Themes and Gamer Pics option in Marketplace blade
* New functionality with Messenger, works with chatpad
* New XNA Game Launcher for those that have the program, new options
* New language, time and date settings
* New "advertising opportunities" in gameplay
* Xvid support
* New "favorites" option via Xbox Live Arcade, can rate according to preference
* IPTV Functionality - support for TiVo like PVR options. Will be able to record TV direct. Options include source by channel, director, actor and distributor
* Filter friends list, will be able to filter friends via games
* New clan support - will be able to launch clan games direct from dashboard, can "fold" friends into new clan category in friends list
* Better translations in settings and other options for Japanese, German and Spanish languages
* New quick option to delete via X Button in memory viewer
* Option for having downloadable In-game content not inform when completed download
* Option for having video content not inform when completed download
* Faster settings for viewing unfinished video content downloads
* New option in Games tab - beta and others, will be launcher for MMO and multiplayer betas
* New option in Marketplace Games tab, search by letter, can be inputted via text pad or console
* Smarter game settings - you can be messaged via publishers about new in-game content for your games
* Picture in picture functionality for DVD Drive and some other updated settings
* Improved USB Keyboard settings
* Improved voice chat settings in game and from dashboard
* Faster response times to Redeem Code settings
* Option to play a Redeemed Code game straight after redeeming code
* Console will now recognize low Hard Drive space, will inform you immediately if can’t download current item, will automatically download next available that is able
* Increased space size for gamerpics and dashboard themes
* Themes can now be animated
* Themes may now have sound effects
* Better slideshow capabilities new options added. New sound effects and integration with Hard Drive/ PC music capable
* New estimated timer for downloads, informing how long download will expect to take

Again there is no confirmation on this, but a lot of the features sound cool, like animated themes and clan support. The clan support works out perfectly since Bungie announced that Halo 3 will not have clan support.


PuLseLoGiK said...

You know what I don't like? F-ing comments like after the jump. What jump? I see it everywhere even when there isn't a theoretical jump. There I'm done.

Jester013 said...

But there is a jump. Jump to fullpost!

PuLseLoGiK said...

It's just pointless. This guy puts it more eloquently.

Eventhough he is referring to ads the mentality is still there. Users are not stupid, they know more exists because there is a read more button!

Why not just say, hey moron there's more to this story. See that read more button? Click it to read more!

aplusj said...

That's a little long though.

Jester013 said...

That guy's post is totally about ads. We don't have ads. We've tried selling out and nobody was buying.

We also tried the "Hey moron, there's more to this story" button, but it tested poorly.

PuLseLoGiK said...

How's this for long?

Like I said earlier, it was referring to ads but the mentality is exactly the same.

Viewers/readers do not get to the end of something and say, "I wonder where the rest of the story went. Oh well. I guess I'll never know. Oh wait there's a line that says more after the jump. Thank goodness for that, I had no clue what to do next. If it wasn't for that line explaining what to do next I'd be lost."

Maybe the click more button should be, "Hey idiots the rest of the story is located after-the-jump after clicking on this lame ass button that tells you what you already know." Yea I think that's perfect.

More after the jump.

Wait for it.....

the jump is coming...

Here's the jump:
Lame. Was that actually necessary? Seriously?

I think everyone knows the point that is being made here. The fact is, it's pointless.

Hell, Eric knows what this is about. In his skate Demo and Bioshock so Far... entry he used, "Here are my initial impressions for both..." to segway into the rest of the story instead of the over-used, sorry ass, lame, after the jump line that is retarded and pointless and everyone else uses.

Just cuz everyone else uses it, doesn't make it right. *Steps off podium*

Jester013 said...

This sounds like a rant...

PuLseLoGiK said...

Eh, yea maybe that last comment was alittle ranty. Just my plea trying to let all those out there that it really has no place on the web. Maybe in print, sure, but not the web.