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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 04:28 AM

Rumored Spring08 Update Touts 'Motion Sensor' Features, Game Installs and more...
Posted by XanTium | May 13 23:28 EST | News Category: Xbox360
 
From kotaku.com:


If Microsoft follows the same schedule it did last year, the Spring system update for the Xbox 360 should be right around the corner. Today, an alleged and wholly unconfirmed list of changes included in the "Q2 2008" update was sent to us, supposedly forwarded from an internal source. The full list features about 80 new feature additions, tweaks and changes but was purported to be incomplete and subject to change.

Some are simply interesting as curiosities, such as an option to purchase Xbox Live memberships for charities and the addition of a Media section for audio delivered through feeds, such as podcasts. Others sound more feature robust, such as Windows Live Mail integration and an expanded "Inside Xbox" with news, weather, entertainment, help and community features.

Perhaps the most interesting additions are "Calibration options for motion sensor devices" for the Dashboard and "Support for titles to store installation data on Storage Device for faster loading" for Games.


Full Story: kotaku.com (incl. full rumored changelog)






#2 hiPotion

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 05:20 AM

Gamestorage sounds good.
Motion? Blegh. Save it for the Wii.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 05:24 AM

i hope this will fix the texture popping in GTA... dry.gif

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 05:25 AM

Or the furry shadows under the train line.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 05:37 AM

hmm, hard to tell if this is real or not. the feature to copy music/videos/pictures from a usb storage device or Pc kinda throws me off a bit. MS are big with there DRM, and it doesnt seem like a move they would take.

otherwise, this is a very impressive feature list, and i hope every last feature is true.

#6 leorimolo

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 06:30 AM

Install data onto hdd for faster load times? Wtf is this a ps3...

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 06:41 AM

A very impressive list, here is hoping its true. Still a lack of clan features, but not really important. I will be so happy if they finally add freaking 4 player private chat, something that should have shipped at launch. Putting install data on the HDD, I thought some games like Oblivion already did that? Wonder if it will be retro compatible, in that older 360 games will work with it.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 06:49 AM

The xbox probably handles the game stuff, probably works the same as virtual memory, so our xbox\'s may now have, lets say..


1 gig of total ram, 512 physical, 512 virtual..


idk just throwing shit out there.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 06:53 AM

thats a pretty good list, but I REALLY wanted them to add these 2 features.

1. Divx/Xvid support (I hate transcoding).
2. Able to see the Theme BEFORE you buy it.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:02 AM

xbox 360 already supports Divx/Xvid, altough its very restricted. also, there is a website where you can view gamerpics and themes available on xbox live, so you can view them before you pay. google it

installing on a HDD and caching on a HDD is quite different.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:19 AM

I just want less restrictive divx/xvid support with subtitles, and MKV x264 supporting DTS/DD ac3!

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 08:16 AM

Do you know when it is coming?

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 09:20 AM

Theres some nice features on there, I really hope that list turns out to be geniune.

I was hoping for DivX support in media center extender, and more VGA resolutions... but hey, you can't have everything.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 09:33 AM

QUOTE(R-Dawggy Dawg @ May 14 2008, 06:00 AM) View Post

i hope this will fix the texture popping in GTA... dry.gif


Still don't know why everyone is going on about this, my GTA is working fine.

The game installs, oh god it's gonna be like my PS3 wait 20 mins before you can play your dam game you just bought.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 10:13 AM

Can't wait till 360 is hacked and someone writes a Wii emulator.

Hey, anything is possible.

Edited by chango, 14 May 2008 - 10:13 AM.





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