Xbox 360 System Update rolling out

I wanted to let you know that the team has just released a system update for the Xbox 360 over Xbox LIVE. Starting today when you sign in to Xbox LIVE you’ll receive a prompt to accept this mandatory update. If you are signed into LIVE already, you may be signed out and asked to accept the update and you’ll be back online in a few moments.

This update will increase performance and is part of our continued effort to provide the best possible Xbox LIVE experience. In this update, we are providing a fix to a color issue that some were experiencing, and it will be immediately notable in the dashboard. The fix is also being applied by partners to their apps on Xbox LIVE, which we expect to roll out over the coming months.

 

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  • Anonymous

    What we REALLY need a fix for is the lagging out of parties constantly. If the person lagged out, a simple “Disconnected from Xbox Live Party” would be nice. Just a suggestion.

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  • http://twitter.com/Goodeye Ken C

    Major when will we get the white background that you guys seem to plaster on all your PR related stuff for the dashboard? How hard is it to make a white background?

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  • http://twitter.com/cobaltdragons00 Jonathan

    Got the update on the 14th right before playing Skylanders with my son. It seems like it and Skyrim are bit jerky at times after the update.

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  • http://twitter.com/TrueSaiyan21 C

    Can we please get the can’t connect to one persons party fixed BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR?! About 1/3 of Xbox is having this issue and its not our connections. 

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    • Anonymous

       That’s usually caused by NAT issues with the box the person is playing on.  This may especially occur in households where there are multiple xbox 360s playing on the same connection.

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    • http://twitter.com/detonatorFIN Petrus Tuominen

       Mostly it’s always user error. You should check everyone’s NAT-status.

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  • http://twitter.com/kickback14 Todd curtiss

    Good stuff. Thanks for everything you guys have been doing to give us the best possible experience.
     

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  • Kevin Fai

    Guess they didn’t fix the streaming issue on the Netflix app😦  I still can’t get it to stream in full HD as where I did before the whole dashboard update.  Very disappointing!

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    • Anonymous

      I have the EXACT same problem. I use my Sony bluray player to watch it instead.. which sucks because MS’s menus are much nicer. 

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      • ElektroDragon

        PS3’s Netflix experience is much superior to the 360’s, sad to say.  I hope they hire people who know what they are doing when it comes to video quality and luminance levels, color spaces, etc for the next Xbox.

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      • http://twitter.com/weirdphil weirdphil

        Yep. Microsoft should think about adding surround sound to Netflix. And should also toss party viewing back in there while they’re at it.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/patrick.coy Patrick Coy

        There is 5.1 on Xbox. I’m using it right now.

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      • http://twitter.com/weirdphil weirdphil

        Yep. Microsoft should think about adding surround sound to Netflix. And should also toss party viewing back in there while they’re at it.

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      • ElektroDragon

        PS3’s Netflix experience is much superior to the 360’s, sad to say.  I hope they hire people who know what they are doing when it comes to video quality and luminance levels, color spaces, etc for the next Xbox.

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    • Anonymous

       Netflix will have to update their app to fix that.  It’s mentioned in the blog post above.

      “The fix is also being applied by partners to their apps on Xbox LIVE, which we expect to roll out over the coming months.”

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    • Anonymous

       Netflix will have to update their app to fix that.  It’s mentioned in the blog post above.

      “The fix is also being applied by partners to their apps on Xbox LIVE, which we expect to roll out over the coming months.”

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  • http://twitter.com/DonAtomico Omar

    Since the update I had two screen freezes (playing Battlefield 3 and Arkham) and 4 red lights after i turn off the Xbox and turn it on again…My console is 3 months old and to make i towrk again I have to unplugged it and restart it because it get stuck

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  • http://twitter.com/rogerscable5 gordon cairns

    cool i was also told no more free 30 gold for new pepplpoe

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=844405474 Shiki Orochinagi

    I dont see any changes in the Color references

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GPQBAVHE2POUWTDVPSUD5DC3UQ get

    Cripes.

    Look, you pay for internet your phone/pc, but you’re paying AGAIN to use services through the xbox (which is already hooked up to the same internet your pc is on) that you can use for free on your phone/pc.

    This is not a difficult concept to grasp.

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    • Anonymous

       Then go use those for free and stop complaining, is it that difficult?

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  • http://profiles.google.com/vectorvictor99 Matt G.

    Major–could you please comment on where the HBO To Go app is for XBox Live?  Haven’t heard anything on it since it was held back in December from coming out with the other apps…

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jared-Ryan-Day/659000000 Jared Ryan Day

    You mean this fixes the washed out colors when watching videos? Please tell me it does

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  • http://twitter.com/QMarc80 QMarc80

    With the partners program, when will XFinity be available? It’s already February and all that’s available is Fios.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/babydog3655 Brittany Swarley Stephens

    you guys need to put the netflix party feture why did you take it away ive had countless friend cancel there netflix accounts because that feture went missing

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    • Anonymous

       Talk to Netflix.  Major Nelson has no say in the features available in a 3rd party app.

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    • Anonymous

       Talk to Netflix.  Major Nelson has no say in the features available in a 3rd party app.

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    • http://twitter.com/DaSpiderMonkeys Daspidermonkeys

      I swear I never thought anyone used that feature. 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248121561 Geoffrey Sweet

    I have a delay when joining a party in MW3 but its fine when I play alone. Connection is fine, changed ethernet cable and router settings. Still does it. The last 2 updates have really slowed my xbox way down.

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    • Anonymous

      Same here.  I experience it when waiting to choose Xbox Live from the Multiplayer menu.  Its like everything is pausing and skipping.  Same for you???

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karl-Zanzibar/100001662305699 Karl Zanzibar

    when are you guys gonna release a patch that fixes all the dust accumulating on top of my xbox, and automatically bans all those campers on MW3?  also if the patch doesn’t fix all the dishes piling up in my sink, im gonna be sooooo pissed.  next time you see gates….you let him know i aint happy.

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    • Anonymous

       Camping isn’t cheating.

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      • http://twitter.com/MrSchultz Schultz

         No camping in CounterStrike:Global Offensive. Coming soon to XBLA.

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      • Anonymous

        Well I guess we will see how long that lasts.  At this point it’s a fair call though because it has yet to be released for any platform.

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    • Anonymous

       Camping isn’t cheating.

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    • Anonymous

      Boosting is cheating….Quick scoping is cheating (the bullet is 3 feet to your left but still manages to kill).  Bots…Mods…etc…  Camping is not cheating.  You just need to be aware of where people can be hiding.  You’d be correct to say its frustrating at times though.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/patrick.coy Patrick Coy

        Quick scoping is not cheating at all, it was purposely put into the game, even stated by Robert Bowling in a video.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karl-Zanzibar/100001662305699 Karl Zanzibar

    when are you guys gonna release a patch that fixes all the dust accumulating on top of my xbox, and automatically bans all those campers on MW3?  also if the patch doesn’t fix all the dishes piling up in my sink, im gonna be sooooo pissed.  next time you see gates….you let him know i aint happy.

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  • Zidane ThirtyEightThirtyEight

    When will we be getting a larger friends list?
    100 is definitely not enough.

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    • http://twitter.com/HTLoneWolf HTLoneWolf

      100 friends is enough. I can’t see anyone playing/chatting to all 100 friends.

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      • Anonymous

        Maybe not but I had filled my list at one time as well.  This was to keep track of players that were playing at a given moment that I liked to play with.  Also some of us may just have a really large group of people that we play with.  I eventually went and sent a mass message, gave them a month’s warning that I was cleaning up and to respond to stay on (so I knew who still was playing), then removed the rest.  The only ones that stayed beyond the responders were real life friends.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/PaulRenfer Paul Renfer

        Wasn’t one of the reason they dropped support for Xbox v1 LIVE to make it so we could have a larger friends list? Thought it was. I find it odd.

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      • Anonymous

         I think it was widely speculated but I don’t recall if they ever made it official.  If you can find a documented reference to back up that bit where Microsoft themselves mentioned that or even an XBox Live team member then I’d be interested to see.

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  • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin Turbo

    Can we have a fix for the game marketplace and game library being total abominations?

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    • http://www.facebook.com/PaulRenfer Paul Renfer

      I would love this!

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  • Anonymous

    Will the fix being applied by partners fix the nightmare interface on Hulu and Netflix?

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OX2G5RYJQGQI4CPF3ZYN7GNKQY Morné

    Is this update to do with loadsa peoples accounts being hacked with the FIFA 12 bollox by any chance?

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  • Zidane ThirtyEightThirtyEight

    I chat and play with every single one of my friends, and I’ve had to make other accounts that are silver just to hold more friends, multiple times.

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  • Anonymous

    Hey Major did this update do anything to the Kinect sensor? I’m new to having one and during the update I saw some lights blinking on the Kinect. Was that normal?

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  • http://twitter.com/JuanCabrera Juan Cabrera

    Now that I’ve had some time to mess with the update, I can honestly say that I liked the old one better.  I don’t mind the voice search and some of the voice control but I would really like to know who is really controlling their Xbox with their hands?  You either have to get up to control it well or take a chance that it might detect you sitting down.  Plenty of the updates are welcomed like Cloud Storage but I think this update was one step forward, two steps back (and I don’t even mind the advertisements!)

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    • Casey Jacobs

      I sit down and control my kinect all the time….usually laying on my couch actually…

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=678182801 Josh Craft

    Can ya’ll fix the Party connections please. I hate getting dropped out of the blue, and its not just me its other people too, and its not my connection bc i have the best u can get

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