Xbox 360 to update ESPN channel on August 25

Microsoft's Xbox 360 console has had the ESPN video section for some time now but on August 25, the ESPN channel is going to get a big update. Gizmodo has posted up a preview of the update which is being called ESPN 2.0. The new version will still show live games featured on the ESPN 3 channel but according to the preview, the update will enable viewers to watch two games at the same time in 720p resolutions.

You will even be able to pause the action in one game while watching the other game and vice versa. The ESPN channel will be able to be controlled via a standard remote or Xbox 360 controller but owners of the Kinect motion controller camera will also be able to use it to control the action on the ESPN video feeds via voice control. The Gizmodo article also has a video that shows off this particular feature very well.

The update will also have a mini-guide to what's being shown on the ESPN channel that is set on the bottom of the screen. The right side of the screen will be used to show scores that will run vertically. The update should be very popular with TV sports fans, particularly if you like NCAA college football. The channel should have as many as six college games running on Saturdays during the season.

This update seems to be separate from the major Xbox 360 UI update that Microsoft plans to roll out later this fall.

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