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[Re-Updated] NXE Update - Now Available

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Andrew    2,861

Covered in this topic:

  • Help & FAQ for invited members
  • Xbox Live Dashboard update arriving August 11
  • Gears of War COG and Locust Armor coming to Xbox Live Avatars
  • New dash update enables color choices for select Avatar apparel
  • Clearing the Hard Drive?s Cache No Longer Hidden for the 360
  • 360 Dashboard Update: Microsoft's Reasons For Netflix Lite
  • Microsoft Expects More Regular Xbox 360 Updates Going Forward
  • Xbox LIVE Puts a World of Entertainment at Your Fingertips

<Help & FAQb>

Check your MS Connect account to see if you were accepted into the preview - https://connect.microsoft.com/Parties - (Available Now, US Only)b>

Everyone loves to Party! Check out the new and improved party reconnections and streamlined party invites.

Party Reconnections - If a user is disconnected from a party inadvertently, they will be automatically reconnected to the party without any user interaction

Streamlined Party Invites - Invites are now just a click away! Never again will you have to navigate through multiple screens to get all your friends together.Account Management- (Available Now, All Regions)b>

Been an Xbox LIVE member for a while? Check out some of the new features we've added just for you.

Gold Member Veterans - Been here long? Show it off! Anyone looking at your gamer card will now know how long you?ve been an Xbox LIVE Gold member. And who knows, there might be other perks for you, too. Thanks for sticking around!

Subscription Notification - If your Xbox LIVE subscription is about to run out, you will now be notified when you sign into Xbox LIVE. No more surprises the next time you hop in to frag your friends.

Fixing Invalid WLID's - If the Winodws Live ID (WLID) you provided has expired, you will now be prompted to update it the next time you sign into Xbox LIVE. (This feature coming later in the PreviewAccount Recovery - (Available Now, All Regions)

Many changes have gone into the account recovery process to speed it up and to increase reliability.Avatars - (Available Now, All Regions)

Avatars have seen lots of love! Check out the new Marketplace and Avatar Props.

Avatar Props - You can now equip your avatar with animated items they can carry around and interact with.

Avatar Marketplace - Reflect your sense of style with the new Avatar Marketplace. Download and purchase premium items, including branded apparel from your favorite fashion labels and Xbox 360 gamesNetflix - (Available Now, US Only)

Now you can watch movies with your friends and find new movies to add to your Instant Queue without leaving your seat.

Party Watch - Catch a show with your friends! You can now bring your party into Netflix and watch a movie or TV show together.

Find Content Faster - You can now browse through New Releases and other genre lists based on the types of shows you?ve previously watched, all from the comfort of your couch.

Improved Playback Experience - Improvements have been made to ensure a better experience when adapting to changing network conditions.

Improved Presence -Richer information is now displayed in the Friends channel and in the Guide showing what you and your friends are watchVideo Display Options ? (Available Now, All Regions)ons)

Various improvements have been made to make it easier for you to see your game in the highest resolution possible when using an HDMI connection.

Display Discovery - This feature allows you to override audio and/or video formats independent of the display's capabilities.

How it works - By default, the console uses the information provided by the display (via its EDID) to determine the audio and video capabilities of the device. However, often the data is invalid or malformed, hence compatibility issues are encountered. When disabling display discovery, the EDID of the display is ignored, thereby, enabling the audio and video settings to be overridden with the desired format regardless of display support.

Who should use it? - The Display Discovery feature is available for DVI and HDMI connections in the Display settings section of System Settings in the dashboard. Please note that Display Discovery should only be disabled if audio and/or video related compatibility issues are encountered - otherwise, the output quality may be compromised.

Monitor Support - Additional monitor resolutions are now available for HDMI connecUser Ratings ? (Available Now, All Regions)gions)

User ratings help you find content that other people think is awesome!

How it works - Every piece of game content on Marketplace can now be rated using a 5-star system. Just open up the details on what you want to rate and chose the Rate button. Each time you press the Rate button, you add one star to your personal rating.

Sort by Ratings - Now you can easily find great games that you might have missed out on. Just visit Browse All in either the Games or Video Marketplace and twist over to the Top Rated games to see what everyone?s been talkGames on Demand ? (Coming later in the Xbox LIVE Update Preview, All regions)l regions)

Enjoy the convenience of finding and buying new games right from your couch. You can now download full Xbox 360 games over Xbox LIVE.

Purchase - You can purchase a game through the Game Marketplace and download it directly to your console. This purchase is also stored in your purchase history so you can delete it and download it again if you run out of space.

Manuals - Game manuals will be available for these games on Xbox.com so that you will still have access to the full manual that comes with the boxed version of the game.

Digital Rights Management (DRM) - Games on Demand titles follow the same licensing rights as all other forms of downloadable content. Users are granted a user license that will allow the purchasing Gamertag to play the game on any console, and a console license that will allow anyone to play on the console that the content was originally downloaded to. No physical disc is required to play thesUI Improvements ? (Available Now, All Regions)All Regions)

Some parts of the dashboard have been slightly re-organized to make it easier to find the things you?re looking for.

Indie Games - We listened to our community and have decided to change Xbox LIVE Community Games to Xbox LIVE Indie Games. We feel this new name better represents the independent spirit of these titles. User ratings are also available for Indie Games, which will allow you to share your rating for a game and use ratings from others to find new content. We hope these changes will help people discover more games they love.

Achievement Browser - You can now launch a game directly from the Achievement browser making it even easier for you to max out your Gamerscore.

Achievement Tracking - A new All Games view inside the Profile panel includes a summary of Achievements earned across all the games played and shows off all your completed games.

Achievements - Check out the changes to the Achievement browser while playing a game. It?s now much easier to read through all the achievements so you can rack up the Gamerscore faster.

Streamlined Navigation - New entry points in the Dashboard for Active Downloads, Redeem Code, Auto Sign-In (via Profile), Create Profile, and Recover Gamer Tag, so that these features are much easier to find.

Voice Messages - When recording a voice message, a warning is now displayed if no audio is detected so you don?t accidentally send blank messageConsole Settings ? (Available Now, All Regions)le Now, All Regions)

We?ve reorganized the Console Settings menu with fewer, more intuitive categories.

Memory - Time stamps now appear in the Memory Area. This is particularly handy when managing saved games.

Friends List Sorting - It?s now much easier to find your friends! Sort your friends list by Activity, Gamertag, or Online Status (default). Just press the Y button while you?re viewing the friends list in the Guide to change the sorting order.

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Sethos    271

Well, with such a short 'testing' span, when do we know who got into the preview program?

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Unimatrix Xero    37

sweet!!!!! cant wait

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DJD    44
Well, with such a short 'testing' span, when do we know who got into the preview program?

With a bit of luck sometime next week.

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Tharp Daddy    25

Looks great, that's a quite fast release date though, it must be pretty stable as is for them to not take much time with preview testing.

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Browno    3

We'll know by the 31st July whether we got in.

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Sethos    271
We'll know by the 31st July whether we got in.

So the people that gets accepted are treated to a full 11 days of testing, awesome :p

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S550    131

why would i want facebook or twitter on my console? i already hate the avatar people.

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LewisBraid    0

Loving the social networking integration. Would be cool to get a preview early again.

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Sethos    271
why would i want facebook or twitter on my console? i already hate the avatar people.

Choice and you are not the only user out there, quote below me proves the point ;)

Loving the social networking integration. Would be cool to get a preview early again.

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Browno    3

Can I ask what is the need for this 1.5 update couldn't they just wait for the 2.0, cause it's not really a necessity is it?

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Andrew    2,861
why would i want facebook or twitter on my console? i already hate the avatar people.

Don't use them then. You make a choice not to use them on your computer, not too hard to adapt that will power to a console. Infact it's pretty seamless and no effort required.

Can I ask what is the need for this 1.5 update couldn't they just wait for the 2.0, cause it's not really a necessity is it?

They are releasing it in preperation for the rest of the features. It's pretty normal for companies to roll out updates like this. Plus there is no use leaving the update lying around if it's ready to launch. There could be some major fixes they want to address.

Doesn't really matter the reason why, just be happy we're getting an update (Y)

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neoadorable    405

why feel bad about this? let them release more updates, and smaller ones each time at that. doesn't bother me none and could be a nice one with the extra resolutions.

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Tharp Daddy    25
Can I ask what is the need for this 1.5 update couldn't they just wait for the 2.0, cause it's not really a necessity is it?

No point in waiting really, it wouldn't change anything if they waited 2 months and released it then. If it's ready release it, i'm happy about this update, it fixed things that needed fixing and then some.

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DJD    44
Don't use them then. You make a choice not to use them on your computer, not too hard to adapt that will power to a console. Infact it's pretty seamless and no effort required.

They are releasing it in preperation for the rest of the features. It's pretty normal for companies to roll out updates like this. Plus there is no use leaving the update lying around if it's ready to launch. There could be some major fixes they want to address.

Doesn't really matter the reason why, just be happy we're getting an update (Y)

Yeah, the only thing i'm really excited about is last.fm which won't be coming until fall :(

I also like the fact they are gonna take away some of the endless clicking to get somewhere. And the auto reconnect when you get kicked out of a party

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Andrew    2,861

Yeah I love all the services they're adding, I actually want more of them.

I'd love to see YouTube, Spotify and maybe even Flickr support. Would be cool if more games added photo and replay support to upload your gaming moments. And Spotify just plain kicks ass, plus it's a thorn in Apple's side so I'm sure MS wouldn't have a problem supporting them :p

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Rudy    457

my xbox has been whining at me everytime I start it to update something ...... but since I just use it to stream movies to my tv I don't worry about it

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Razorwing    640

Wicked. The day after my birthday.

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George P    6,255

I'm all for smaller and quicker updates instead of bigger and longer ones. Why wait a year or more? If they make them smaller and every few months it's better overall I think.

Bigger updates are more complex and more things can go wrong with them.

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BajiRav    2,137

Oh cool...won't be entering into preview then. Can easily wait till 21st. :p

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lawtai    3

nice, looking forward to the update!

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SMELTN    142

So is the "beta tester" update coming on August 11th or is this the LIVE update? Thats what my question is. I honestly believe the Beta tester update is coming on August 11th since they told us all testers will be notified by July 31st.

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acnpt    39

I thought this update wasn't going to contain facebook. last.fm or twitter.

This one is going to contain account management, video option improvements etc???

Yep I was right - "Facebook, Last.fm and Twitter will arrive in the fall"

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gigapixels    99
So is the "beta tester" update coming on August 11th or is this the LIVE update? Thats what my question is. I honestly believe the Beta tester update is coming on August 11th since they told us all testers will be notified by July 31st.

Nope, it's the full update for everybody.

And Major Nelson is saying on Twitter that we'll all know this week if we got in. That's a full 2 weeks worth of testing.

EDIT: http://twitter.com/majornelson/status/2761037226

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what    326

The 'preview' isn't meant to be a 'test' though, is it? I thought it was exactly that, a limited preview of the full release for people interested in getting the update early.

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