Xbox 360 System Update now available

Moments ago, the team released a system update (aka Dash update) to all Xbox Live members. Over the next few hours – or the next time you sign into Xbox LIVE after that – you’ll receive a prompt to accept this mandatory update.  If you participated in our Preview Program, you already have the update and will not be prompted.  Hit Xbox.com for a list of what the update includes.  A couple of things to point out:

  • While you can browse and purchase Avatar items and full Xbox 360 games in the console with this update, the ability to add these items your Xbox 360 download queue from Xbox.com will be available this Thursday.
  • Xbox LIVE integration with Twitter, Facebook and Last.FM will be available later this year.
  • Zune Video Marketplace will also ship later this fall when it will replace the current Video Marketplace.

This update will be rolled out to all Xbox LIVE members around the world over the space of a few hours, so you may not get prompted for the update immediately. Thanks for your patience and have fun.

 

 

 

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  • BMF Irish ace

    this is not much off a update just small little silly things and the price of games in games on demand and still no indie games well the way i see this it was just a small up date for usa for netflix its always best to just say what it is

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  • Major Nelson

    The marketplace team is reading the comments….so you can be sure that your thoughts are getting to the right people. I will be passing them along as well to others.

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  • III Bish0p III

    OMG There is a Lightsaber in the Avatar Marketplace!!

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  • andre kanon

    any chance that purchased items (like dlc for games) can be used by other profiles on my xbox. i have a family of 5 and i would prefer not to have to buy a tshirt 3x. i don’t have to purchase maps for games 3x so i am confused as to why i have to purchase the same shirt 3x

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  • III Bish0p III

    Just2Lazzzy

    I dont think that is correct. The Number next to my gamertag says 4 and i was Silver for about a good month a couple of weeks ago. I’m pretty sure that number is linked to your Gamertag and not how long you have been a Gold Member cause that would be really weak. Also some of the content in the Avatar Marketplace is just Ridiculous. 320 MS points for a Remote control car for your Avatar to play with…. Really? 80 more points and you could have an Arcade game you can actually play. Shirts for 80 points? I think that is way too much. Has Microsoft not made enough money from us yet? Shirts should be 10 – 20 points TOPS!

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  • ZaZeeMan

    I’m with you, andre. I have 3 other Silver accounts (wife and 2 boys) on my system and there is absolutely no point for me to purchase and avatar content unless I can share it with others on my console. Ridiculous.

    Also, as it has been stated before, the Games on Demand pricing is ridiculous. Especially for something you can’t sell or trade-in later. There are few benefits to this update (outside the US, especially) besides making more money for Microsoft and Friends.

    Sorry, Major. Not your fault.

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  • L0ng5h0t

    When will they offer a Zune Music Marketplace for XBL? The only other way to get my digital music on my Xbox is to burn it to cd then rip it again on the console.

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  • FieldersChoice

    Up here in Canada we got a bastardized version yet again. As you probably know we don’t have the NetFlix option so we dont get the cool share a flick option.

    I’m assuming its part of their deal with Rogers for all their sponsorship dollars(Or should I say forced advertising on the dashboard) . The UK has Sky or will have it shortly. The video on demand service up here is frankly a serious joke. I don’t know anyone up here that has made many purchases from it.

    The Avatar Marketplace looks the same as the US version. If the light saber made the cool light saber sound I’d think about blowing 400 MS Points on it. But then again its not like my avatar can use these props anywhere. How many people spend longer than a few seconds looking at the avatars of their friends? Oh cool Johnny has a wife beater shirt on with an eye patch. Not like we interact with the avatars much if at all.

    If the party dropping issue is resolved, i’ll be happy . Also does this update fix the over a minute of blank screens i get when exiting a live arcade game and returning to the dash? or how about does it fix the hang i get when accessing the friends list mid game?

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  • Ashenkhar

    If I do a Netflix party watch, does everyone have to have Netflix and a gold account, or just the person starting the party?

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  • Lites

    @Major Nelson – Good to hear. did the market place people think we were not going to notice or were they hating the world the day they did the pricing? Anyway, when will the ODST armor be available?

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  • Lites

    @ashenkar, every person in the party needs both a netflix account and a goldmembership. There is a way around that netflix membership. If the netflix account holder is nice enough he can add up to 6 consoles in total on his/her account. The account holder does will pay NO extra money and everyone under his/her account can watch netflix as a party or seperately at the same time.

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  • Mike Nutts

    Hello,
    My windows live id has expired.
    This update should have fixed my problem, but I was not promoted to change
    or to update my account/windows live details.
    What should I do ?
    Thank you!

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  • KEV2O9

    Having pretty much no lag on the dash is fantastic… as is the reduced size of installing games to the hard drive (my 60gb drive can now fit another game on thanks to the space saved)… but WTF is going on with the GOD and avatar prices? lol

    Seriously you need to re-think these crazy prices during this global recession! I’ll stick with the bargain basement sections of Gamestation and Game for my budget 360 games fix for now…

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  • Spartan3179

    Overall a cool update. I was jut wondering how do I rate all the games Ive played if I no longer own a game? It only allows me to rate from my playlist games either currently on HHD or disk drive. You should be able to rate from your achievement list and have it show you your rating and the overall rating. You can go through the games marketplace but some things arnt listed anymore and its just clumsy and tedious. Good work🙂

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  • KODKiLLeRv2

    So what games have avatar awards?

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  • PiNkEyE69

    @Just2Lazzzy
    “How long you’ve been on gold. Turning back to silver, will clear the number beside your “GT NAME” They should of put numbers to indicate “How long” you’ve been on Xbox Live.”
    It was calculating like this but due to feedback they posted on the preview program forums that it will now calculate the number of years you have been on live, minus any time on silver (any time on the old xbox live accounts are counted as gold and the clock starts from the say you created your gt even if you were in the live betas back in 02).
    So if you were gold for 12 months, then silver for 6 months, then gold for 12 months, then silver for a month then gold for 6 months your number would be 2 (with 6 months more gold to get a 3)

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  • Anonymous

    Hey Major, do people who had the preview have to update? I didn’t get a prompt but everything seems to work fine…

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  • theuglyteradon

    I was really hoping that not being able to share clothes and items from the avatar store for other profiles on your system was just limited to the preview program! There is no way that I’m going to buy extra outfits or buy something twice just for other people in my house. There shouldn’t be a reason why this is happening, if the item is anchored to the console ID and the gamer profile then why isn’t this the same as sharing gamer pictures?

    Also, I was really excited when I had thought the lightsaber only cost 80 points… but it costs as much as an arcade game! I’ll continue to say that the cheaper items are the more of them I will buy. I don’t like the idea of being limited to my points squandering because I don’t want to use a twenty-dollar points card for a couple items! Rare has created a digital item that should have a digital price… I can’t help but feel that prices are being gouged for the sole reason to take advantage of fanboys. Also, there doesn’t seem to be a pricing scheme at all besides “is this cool?” followed by “exploit the cool factor with a high price!”.

    We are in a recession still, guys… why don’t you go ahead and start a fad for being the first company to price digital (and rather USELESS) items for a fair price. It’s gotten to the point where certain things are priced as if ONE DOWNLOAD will be the only time anybody makes any money on it.

    I’ve only bought the 40 point eyepatch so far, and it’s likely that the only thing I’ll splurge on is a dollar for a shirt.

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  • Straawberry

    It’s nice that Guide isn’t so laggy anymore (could be a bit quicker). But when it comes to GoD prices, take off those $-sign glasses. I can get most of those games for $5-$10 as new and then sell them again, but 30€ for Perfect Dark Zero?!? Also heard that the prices vary from area to area, what’s up with that? Make it a lot cheaper and the same price for everyone so someone would actually by one. And the avatar-marketplace, do I really need to get started?

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  • Lord Of Blah

    Finally my friends will be able to see my awesome avatar items.🙂

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  • Hegartyhead

    I woke up this morning and installed the update and then checked out the features……………………£19.99 FOR ON DEMAND GAMES IN THE UK!!!!!!!!!!! MICROSOFT ARE YOU SERIOUS? AND 160 POINTS FOR A PAIR OF BOOTS???????????? I honestly can’t believe the prices that you are charging, considering we already pay £39.99 for the privilege of the Xbox Live, and the average price of arcade games is now also more expensive at 1200 points. Is there no end to the corporate greed of the borg? And don’t come the “microsoft don’t set prices in this region or that, and this publisher or that publisher” bs, take some responsibility and show the way forward when it comes to dlc!!!!! Charge a FAIR price,not a RIP OFF price, hello MS are you listening??

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  • misfit13b

    These Games On Demand prices are ridiculous. I was looking forward to getting a digital copy of MX vs ATV Untamed and then giving my disc copy to my brother so that we could play it online.

    Unfortunately…

    While Amazon has it for $20
    http://www.amazon.com/Mx-Vs-ATV-Untamed-Xbox-360/dp/B000TP2V3A/

    On Demand? $30.

    Where does this $10 price premium come from? Ridiculous.

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  • Fileman44

    I really wish the xbox would add a web browser. Both Wii and PS3 have it.

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  • exception360

    I’ve got an French menuitem in my Games on Demand section (Téléchargements les plus fréquents) while my dashboard language is set to English (QUERTY Keyboard)…

    IMAG0082

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  • bUbbALoUmCc

    There needs to be combos of avatar outfits at a reduced price made available. I dont understand why you cannot get a helmet and armor combo together. As it stands now its 320 for armor and 160 for a helmet, it should be made a combo for 400. That would be a little savings and it will be better for the consumer. It would have to still be seperate items incase you want to mix and match with other items. PLUS: I want to let my dad use a item I bought on the marketplace but it wont let me. WHY? I bought it and I want my dads avatar to be able to wear it. This needs to be fixed. Thanks Major for passing this along. Have a good day.

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