XBox 360 Dashboard Update November 2011

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  • PenguinJim 11 Oct 2011 11:36:54 5,761 posts
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    I actually had to stop and think what year it was. :/ Anyway, mine's been updating for the time it has taken to seach for various permutations of "Dash", "Dashboard" and "2011", and the little green bar tells me it's still only halfway done. So it must be multiple megabytes (probably. I got the cheapest possible internet my provider offered).

    Looks like I still have a couple of minutes, so I may as well try and make this a useful first post of a new thread. Look at these recent EG stories about the new update! Wow:

    David Mitchell targeting 25th November for XBL update.
    David Mitchell targeting 15th November for XBL update.
    David Mitchell targetting XBL update for before Christmas (and some stuff about Kinect dash controls).
    Report: There's Not Enough David Mitchell On My Dashboard

    Jeez, it's still going. Y'know, looking at my lil desktop clock thingy, apparently it's still only October, not November at all. Hmmm. And now that I've Googled it, apparently it's just a regular system maintenance update. Oh, well. At least we have a thread ready for November's David Mitchell update.
  • mrpon 11 Oct 2011 11:42:10 28,487 posts
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    Is this the beeb update?

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • cianchristopher 11 Oct 2011 11:43:41 6,360 posts
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    Can't wait. Love updates. Fuck videogames, just give me dashboard updates.
  • Deleted user 11 October 2011 11:48:28
    Get a PS3, you'll love it.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 11 Oct 2011 11:55:05 37,381 posts
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    Didn't see any differences after today's update. It really was a PS3 style update!

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  • Buztafen 11 Oct 2011 12:02:53 16,073 posts
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    Its prolly an update to get shit ready for the main update...its the 360's version of pre-cum.
  • SteJosh 11 Oct 2011 12:09:52 224 posts
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  • PenguinJim 11 Oct 2011 12:14:52 5,761 posts
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    After the update, the dash was clunky, badly organised, and generally a pain in the ass. So, no differences yet, it seems.
  • Zizoo 11 Oct 2011 12:23:22 8,115 posts
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    Mmmm... pre-cuuum
  • Ultrasoundwave 11 Oct 2011 15:57:50 3,269 posts
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    Just turned the 360 on and its done a pretty substancial update - anyone know what it is????

    "The worst part is, I'll have to have the break-up sex with myself!"

  • Peew971 11 Oct 2011 15:59:52 4,703 posts
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    Maintenance stuff.
  • oceanmotion 12 Oct 2011 20:40:18 15,665 posts
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    Sign up for preview now open

    Xbox LIVE Update Program - Fall 2011

    We appreciate your interest and support in helping us to test out the latest updates. This is an important update as we continually strive to improve our products and we could not do so without the help of our great Xbox community.

    When do I Register My Console(s):

    This year we have a new model for console registration so you were not asked to manually provide it during initial registration (as was the case in previous programs). We will provide details on the new process via this portal as soon as we are ready to start having consoles registered

    What to Expect:

    As part of this program, an update will be pushed out to your registered console(s) that will include select dashboard features including:

    New Metro design with integrated Kinect voice and gesture controls
    Beacons
    Facebook Sharing
    Cloud Storage for Game Saves and Xbox LIVE Profile
    Other features and entertainment partner apps may also come into view during the program period and will be messaged via this portal.

    Administrative Note: If you were in previous programs you will notice a few changes on the navigation available on our Connect Site. Same basic structure, but primary navigation is available by clicking on Xbox LIVE Update Home link on the upper left-hand navigation of this page. At the bottom of that page you will find links to all relevant program information.
  • HoriZon 12 Oct 2011 21:18:30 13,498 posts
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    Got in last year so fingers crossed :)

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • ecureuil 12 Oct 2011 21:20:16 76,530 posts
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    It stopped you playing on LIVE before, didn't it? Wonder if it's the same this time.
  • Khanivor 12 Oct 2011 21:22:49 40,402 posts
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    It would be nice if Kinect could be used for more than just the Kinect section.

    And I really, really hope the cloud uploads all of my save games.
  • oceanmotion 12 Oct 2011 21:29:19 15,665 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    It stopped you playing on LIVE before, didn't it? Wonder if it's the same this time.

    Party chat didn't work but it will this time.

    Few games already use cloud saves so I'm interested to see how this all round implementation will work.
  • Peew971 12 Oct 2011 21:39:00 4,703 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    It stopped you playing on LIVE before, didn't it? Wonder if it's the same this time.
    Only party chat couldn't be used with people not in the preview, might have been private chat as well but it's different now.

    Khanivor wrote:
    It would be nice if Kinect could be used for more than just the Kinect section.

    And I really, really hope the cloud uploads all of my save games.
    They're getting rid of the Kinect section, the whole dashboard is Kinect enabled.
  • oceanmotion 12 Oct 2011 21:42:38 15,665 posts
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    Peew971 wrote:


    Khanivor wrote:
    It would be nice if Kinect could be used for more than just the Kinect section.
    They're getting rid of the Kinect section, the whole dashboard is Kinect enabled.

    Yep, Kinect is only way to access the dashboard now.

    not serious
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 12 Oct 2011 21:46:14 37,381 posts
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    The sign up for the preview specifically says it will not stop you using party chat etc with people not in the preview.

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  • Psychotext 12 Oct 2011 21:56:00 53,855 posts
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    DDevil wrote:
    The sign up for the preview specifically says it will not stop you using party chat etc with people not in the preview.
    That only happened last time because they had put in a new voice system that needed testing.
  • avitlarge2013 13 Oct 2011 08:37:23 1 posts
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    they need a update so ya can play more older xbox games...and scrap the damn bing from the xbox update and give us yahoo...and defo put system updates on the hard drive..and give us more codecs..and when we stream movies make sure we dont get the box affect
  • Darren 13 Oct 2011 08:42:24 8,707 posts
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    I signed up for the preview but I doubt I'll get in as I have no interest in Kinect or online gaming. Perhaps I should have lied about those. Oh well. Not that bothered really as we'll all get the new dashboard eventually.

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  • Psychotext 13 Oct 2011 11:44:02 53,855 posts
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    avitlarge2013 wrote:
    and when we stream movies make sure we dont get the box affect
    ?
  • Blerk Moderator 13 Oct 2011 12:43:36 48,225 posts
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    I'm still reeling from the concept of someone using Yahoo search.
  • agparrot 13 Oct 2011 12:49:21 11,903 posts
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    I've given up all hope of the updates lifting the 100 Friends List limit, but I can't help but feel a small glimmer that this might be the update that finally does it.

    I'm pretty sure the next console will be the one that integrates the splitting of friends into different groups, clans or whatever.

    I'm interested to see how the cloud saving stuff works though.
  • robthehermit 18 Oct 2011 11:31:56 3,986 posts
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    \o/

    I'm in apparently. Still don't know when we'll get it, but at least I know I'm getting it. Anyone else?

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  • Whizzo 18 Oct 2011 11:42:50 43,038 posts
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    No sign of my admission yet, being a Kinect owner I thought it would be a shoe-in, but we shall see.

    One thing MS could do to help with the friends list limit (which has been annoying for ages) would be to implement clan membership similar to what they've done with Forza 4's racing clubs. Perhaps that's a test of their tech?

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  • robthehermit 18 Oct 2011 11:49:13 3,986 posts
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    Sign into connect.microsoft.com, there should be an update in there. Mine basically says you're in, but we're not quite ready yet.

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