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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:05 PM

Xbox LIVE Labs
Posted by XanTium | March 10 12:05 EST | News Category: Xbox360
 
From majornelson.com:


As a part of our ongoing commitment to improve Xbox LIVE, we are rolling out an optional testing program called Xbox LIVE Labs. Xbox LIVE Labs performs a number of network tests from your console to Xbox LIVE. These results are recorded solely for the purpose of testing and improving the service. Although we want your support, participating in Xbox LIVE Labs is entirely optional and voluntary. These results are recorded solely for the purpose of testing and improving the service and will not be used to identify you.

If you choose to participate, each completed test rewards you with a cool Avatar item and a zero point achievement as a thank you for your contribution.

There are a total of three Avatar items and three zero point achievements that you can earn for each completed test, including a lab coat, brain helmet, and crazy mad scientist hair!

Xbox LIVE Labs runs from March 10-27 and is open to all Xbox LIVE members living in the United States.

You will not be able to participate in other Xbox LIVE activities, such as gaming, watching movies or downloading music, while running Xbox LIVE Labs, and your Internet connectivity may be slower than usual. Sound good? Sign into Xbox LIVE and head over to the community channel where you’ll see the Xbox LIVE Labs panel. Click on it to download the testing app and the rest is pretty much self-explanatory.

The Xbox LIVE Labs testing application is currently available in the US only. After this round of testing, we’ll evaluate when and how we’ll roll this out to other Xbox LIVE regions.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 07:17 PM

Let the conspiracy theories begin...

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 07:50 PM

What the heck is this? Here, sign up for this so we can see whats on your xbox... tongue.gif

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 07:53 PM

I want me a lab coat but I dont live in usa sad.gif ..

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:11 PM

I bet if they offered even 200 achievement points (maybe 20 points each successful test) they would get a ton more people doing it.

Pretty cool though if they are doing it to better the XBL experience

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:58 PM

QUOTE(ILLusions0fGrander @ Mar 10 2011, 02:11 PM) View Post

I bet if they offered even 200 achievement points (maybe 20 points each successful test) they would get a ton more people doing it.

Pretty cool though if they are doing it to better the XBL experience


Whats the point of giving a 0 point achievement.

I wouldn't do this if you have modded firmware in case they are testing something new. You will just aid them in tests.

#7 Mr.RedRing

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 09:16 PM

LOLOLOLOLOL, they're doin it to scan our dvd drives and bant us!!!! Game ovaaaaa!!!

But seriously, I wonder why they'd test this now? Are they expecting a rush of more users or something? I think they'd do something like this shortly after the system was released to test mass users.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 09:20 PM

It probably has something to do with the recent news about the iptv coming to US consoles. Source of IPTV Announcement

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 09:52 PM

is the only way to get this app via xbox360 community tab?
maybe someone knows how to get it via web?
thanks

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:20 PM

Why do people want avatar items and achievement points?

It used to be about PLAYING THE GAMES!

Sorry, I had to - each to his or her own fancy.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:08 PM

The avatar gear does sound tempting but I think I wont take my chances.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:17 PM

QUOTE(ZZ1 @ Mar 10 2011, 10:52 PM) View Post

is the only way to get this app via xbox360 community tab?
maybe someone knows how to get it via web?
thanks


Why? Im sure you can only get the avatar gear via xbl.

I am going to try this on my stock-box. Im always game for free stuff.

Edited by itoktoeatfish, 10 March 2011 - 11:18 PM.


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Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:23 PM

I am sure the testing is only network related.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 12:07 AM

Just a heads up for everyone: this test is EXTENSIVE.

There are 3 separated test. The first one runs 30 minutes, the second for an hour, and the last for 6 hours. My console is connected wirelessly via the N adapter, however I'm not experiencing any network slowdown on my main desktop (that's hard wired)--so I guess if you want to turn your console on, run the tests and come back later--you shouldn't experience any slowness on any other computers on your network.

I kind of thought it was ironic that Microsoft trusts their consoles enough to be left on for 7.5 consecutive hours.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 12:44 AM

QUOTE(itoktoeatfish @ Mar 10 2011, 11:17 PM) View Post

Why? Im sure you can only get the avatar gear via xbl.

I am going to try this on my stock-box. Im always game for free stuff.


i want to testrun this app with my pal console. i cant download it since region restrictions




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