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[Re-Updated] NXE Update - Now Available

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acnpt    39
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.

Then if any major bugs show up, they can just delay the release, as its not exactly going to be a groundbreaking release anyway.

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coresx    41

Just a hype generator. I doubt they would risk it with an unfinished test build. Likely they are testing on their side with servers, tracking and such.

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Andrew    2,861

It's the exact same situation they did with the NXE people. You get the full update but earlier than everyone else.

It's probably to help the load they face on launch day as well. Rolling the NXE update out last time was smooth as hell, it's really no surprise they want to repeat that.

@acnpt, nobody said it was going to include the social features.

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acnpt    39
@acnpt, nobody said it was going to include the social features.

Two posts gave me the impression that the posters may have believed this update was going to contain it.

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Elessar    45
Two posts gave me the impression that the posters may have believed this update was going to contain it.

It's been confirmed (by Nelson I think) that this update will NOT include the social features. Those will be coming later this fall.

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Massiveterra    27

so when are we all going to watch Machine Girl and Tokyo Gore Police while making stupid comments together on XBL? Neowin science theater 3000

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Sethos    271

One question as I haven't really read up in all the features - This theatre business where you can watch something with your friends ( Which I find brilliant and have talked about for ages amongst friends ), will this only include crap you download off Marketplace and streaming videos? Because us Danes don't have access to anything streamed and watching game trailers together isn't really exciting.

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Andrew    2,861

Yeah it is only content available on Marketplace and Netflix.

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Vortex566    0

Great just need to get a bigger HDD for the 360 and I am well away. I love the idea of games on demand I would like to see digital distribution take off sooner rather then later.

Is it confirmed that we in the UK will see games on demand?

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gigapixels    99

Does anybody know the details of the theater feature? Like do both people need access to it, or can it just be the host? My friend is a Netflix subscriber but I'm not, so I'm wondering if we'll be able to watch Netflix stuff together anyway. That would be really cool.

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SMELTN    142

I think both of you have to be subscribers of netflix

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Sethos    271
Yeah it is only content available on Marketplace and Netflix.

Disappointing :/

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George P    6,242

Well, I think they'll be trying to expand marketplace as much as possible in the rest of the world. It's not really that MS can't offer more, it's just that licensing is probably a nightmare at this point.

But if only the host had access to the video, then he'd basically be acting as a streaming server for the rest of the people. You'd need a good chunk of bandwidth to pull that off. Instead of everyone had access, then each person would be downloading off of MS's servers and only the party/chat would be shared basically. That's a more balanced way of doing it.

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Dead_Monkey    2
Well, I think they'll be trying to expand marketplace as much as possible in the rest of the world. It's not really that MS can't offer more, it's just that licensing is probably a nightmare at this point.

This is correct, it's part of the Zune rebrand of the video marketplace (going global, or at least, more global).

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Andrew    2,861
Disappointing :/

What were you expecting? To stream your physical dvd's online to your friend?

If you really want to do that, both put the movie in your 360s and press play at the same time. Voila :p

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Sethos    271
What were you expecting? To stream your physical dvd's online to your friend?

If you really want to do that, both put the movie in your 360s and press play at the same time. Voila :p

And then you might as well eliminate the entire feature because people could just press start at the same time during a chat. It's a great option and it's not asking much to extend the feature to our own content, like we both had a DVD or an identical source file.

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+Audioboxer    2,876

Auch we all know why you really want it Sethos, all your camera phone quality porn.

I mean that's only 20-30mb a pop, easily streamable off a Home connection :p

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Andrew    2,861
And then you might as well eliminate the entire feature because people could just press start at the same time during a chat. It's a great option and it's not asking much to extend the feature to our own content, like we both had a DVD or an identical source file.

Download Skype and use the Share Screen feature, play your movie with VLC and now you're sorted.

I just saved you paying for a Netflix subscription. Give me some love now.

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Sethos    271
Download Skype and use the Share Screen feature, play your movie with VLC and now you're sorted.

I just saved you paying for a Netflix subscription. Give me some love now.

1) Skype sucks.

2) VLC Sucks, MPC FTW.

3) Netflix isn't available in Denmark nor will it ever be, we don't have a rental service yet on any platform.

You suck Andy.

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Browno    3

So hang on, can I get a video of Inside Xbox and go into this cinema thing with friends?

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bangbang023    31

There are legal issues with allowing you to stream your videos to other people. They open up a can of worms where the copyright holders can accuse them of encouraging and allowing the distribution and/or public showing of copyrighted material without permission. Not to mention the bandwidth issues of streaming at a decent quality to one or more people.

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Andrew    2,861
There are legal issues with allowing you to stream your videos to other people. They open up a can of worms where the copyright holders can accuse them of encouraging and allowing the distribution and/or public showing of copyrighted material without permission. Not to mention the bandwidth issues of streaming at a decent quality to one or more people.

I was actually going to make the same argument, but then you can have friends over and you watch a dvd together also. That's not illegal and they never paid for the content either.

I'm not sure where it borders on "piracy" if they let you share on XBL and why it's not allowed, but I assume that is the reason, and they also don't want to lose those sales either.

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Sethos    271
There are legal issues with allowing you to stream your videos to other people. They open up a can of worms where the copyright holders can accuse them of encouraging and allowing the distribution and/or public showing of copyrighted material without permission. Not to mention the bandwidth issues of streaming at a decent quality to one or more people.

I hope that wasn't a response to me, because I was talking about when all the 'viewers' had the movie, like you'd pop in a DVD movie at both ends or you both had the same source file.

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rajputwarrior    280

remember when video game consoles used to be video games consoles? I miss those days...

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spenser.d    1,100
remember when video game consoles used to be video games consoles? I miss those days...

Remember when we moved on to the 21st century? I love these days.

-Spenser

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