The Xbox 360 received a system update today¬†implementing a number of features showcased to¬†Xbox 360 Preview program members¬†earlier this month including one of the most requested features voted on at the¬†Xbox Feedback¬†website for larger external¬†storage for the Xbox 360. Today’s update includes this feature and more.

Larger external USB hard drives –¬†Plug in any external USB hard drive up to 2 TB to store your Xbox 360 downloads, profile, saved games, and other data.

Purchase history РTo view your recent purchases, go to Settings > Account >Purchase History.

Password reset  You can now reset your password by selecting Forgot your password? at sign-in.

Network statistics –¬†View ¬†download speed, upload speed, and signal strength, go to Settings> System > Network Settings. Select your network, and then choose Network Statistics.

See your money –¬†Your Microsoft account balance now appears in the top-right corner of the Xbox Dashboard. To turn it off, go to Settings > Profile > Account Security.

Read more about Xbox 360 operating system versions and system updates.

As a reminder, the best way to recommend changes and improvements to the Xbox One or 360 is through the Xbox Feedback website. We appreciate your feedback and continue to work on improving the Xbox experience.

For the month of May, Xbox Live Gold members will receive three new free games on Xbox One and Xbox 360 as part of the Games with Gold program.

On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download CastleStorm: Definitive Edition ($14.99 ERP) for free during the month of May. Pool Nation FX ($13.99 ERP) is also being offered for an additional month.

   

On Xbox 360, starting Friday, May 1st, Mafia II ($19.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through May 15th. Then on May 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download F1 2013 ($39.99 ERP) for free through May 31st.

   

Read more about May Games with Gold titles over at Xbox Wire.

*Titles are available as free downloads for qualifying Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability. 

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 04 May 2015.

Xbox One

    

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Content Title Content Type Discount %
Madden NFL 15* Xbox One Game 60%
Angry Birds Star Wars* Xbox One Game 80%
Dance Central Spotlight* Xbox One Game 50%
Spotlight Sale 
Star Wars Pinball Pack Xbox One Game 75%
Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force Xbox One Game 50%
Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within Xbox One Game 50%
Super¬†Ultra Dead Rising 3′ Arcade Remix¬† Xbox One Game 40-50%
Dead Rising 3 Season Pass Add-On 40-50%
Resident Evil  Xbox One Game 20-25%
Strider Xbox One Game 60-67%
Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Episode 1)  Xbox One Game 40-50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Discounts for some titles varies depending on Gold or Silver membership. *Valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Angry Birds Star Wars* Games On Demand 75%
Madden NFL 15* Games On Demand 60%
Star Wars Pinball* Arcade 77%
Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force* Arcade 50%
Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within* Arcade 50%
 Spotlight Sale 
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga Games On Demand 65%
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Games On Demand 65%
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Games On Demand 65%
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Hoth Add-On 77%
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Tatooine Add-On 77%
Jedi Temple Mission Pack Add-On 77%
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Games On Demand 65%
Resident Evil 4 Games On Demand 60-70%
Resident Evil 6 Games On Demand 50-60%
Devil May Cry HD Collection Games On Demand 67-75%
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X Games On Demand 60-70%
Dragon’s Dogma:¬†Dark Arisen Games On Demand 67-75%
Dead Rising 2 Games On Demand 70-80%
Asura’s Wrath Games On Demand 67-75%
Lost Planet 2 Games On Demand 70-80%
Lost Planet 3 Games On Demand 67-75%
Remember Me Games On Demand 70-80%
Street Fighter X Tekken Games On Demand 70-80%
Super Streetfighter IV Arcade Edition Games On Demand 70-83%
Ultra Streetfighter IV  Add-on 25-33%
DuckTales Remastered Arcade 60-67%
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Arcade 67-75%
Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD Arcade 67-75%
Strider Arcade 60-67%
Dead Rising 2 Off The Record Games On Demand 67-75%
Mega Man 9 Arcade 60-70%
Resident Evil 5 Games On Demand 60-70%
Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City Games On Demand 70-80%
Resident Evil Revelations 2  Arcade 40-50%
Resident Evil  Games On Demand 20-25%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Discounts for some titles varies depending on Gold or Silver membership. *Valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

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WARRIORS OROCHI 3 UltimateContent:  State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition
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Game Description: State of Decay: Year-One brings the hit zombie survival-fantasy franchise to Xbox One. Delivered in beautifully remastered 1080p, along with improved lighting, textures, animations, and combat mechanics, State of Decay: Year-One pulls you even deeper into the post-outbreak world.

Make your stand against the collapse of society in the ultimate zombie survival-fantasy game. Explore an open world full of dangers and opportunities that respond to your every decision.

Purchase  State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition on Steam for PC


Product Info:

Developer: Undead Labs
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Website:  State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition
Twitter: @undeadlabs

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Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 27 April 2015.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Call of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition Xbox One Game 40%
Call of Duty: Ghosts* Xbox One Game 60%
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) Xbox One Game 40%
We Are Doomed ** Xbox One Game 10%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

*Valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

** We Are Doomed Sale ends 23 April.

Xbox 360

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Call of Duty: Ghosts Games On Demand  60%
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Games On Demand  66%
Call of Duty 3 Games On Demand  50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

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Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 20 April 2015.

Xbox One

    

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Content Title Content Type Discount %
Metro 2033 Redux Xbox One Game 40%
Metro: Last Light Redux Xbox One Game 40%
Metro Redux Bundle Xbox One Game 50%
NHL 15  Xbox One Game 50%
The Evil Within Xbox One Game 50%
Defense  Grid 2 Xbox One Game 75%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

Xbox 360

      

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Metro: Last Light Games On Demand 50%
Metro 2033 Games On Demand 50%
NHL 15  Games On Demand 50%
The Evil Within Games On Demand 50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

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The Xbox Store’s Spring Sale is still going on and includes even more deals going on this weekend. These¬†offers are valid until 12 April while the rest of the weekly offers are valid until 13 April.¬†You can see the Spring Sale weekly offers on my post here or over at the Xbox Store – Xbox One Deals¬†and Xbox 360 Sales.

To see all of the Spring Sale offers on movies and TV shows, check out the Xbox Video store.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Gold Discount Silver Discount
Kalimba Xbox One Game 40% 33%
Just Dance 2015 Xbox One Game 40% 33%
Trivial Pursuit Live! Xbox One Game 33% 25%
Guacamelee! STCE Xbox One Game 60% 50%
The Golf Club Xbox One Game 67% 60%
Risk Xbox One Game 50% 40%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Spring Sale deals are valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Gold Discount Silver Discount
Peggle  Arcade 75% 67%
Rock Band Blitz Arcade 60% 50%
Zeno Clash UE Arcade 75% 67%
Zuma’s¬†Revenge! Arcade 75% 67%
Peggle Nights Content Pack Add-on 60% 50%
Dungeon Defenders Arcade 67% 60%
Just Dance 2015 Games On Demand 40% 33%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Spring Sale deals are valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

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Back in March we announced the Preview Program would expand to the Xbox 360 and work much like the Xbox One Preview Program ‚Äď selected members would be able to sign-up directly from their Xbox 360 and once registered, have the opportunity to install system updates and experience the new or improved features before they release to the general audience. One of the most requested features at the Xbox Feedback¬†website was¬†for larger external¬†storage for the Xbox 360.

The¬†next update for Xbox 360 Preview Program members¬†will allow the¬†use of 2TB hard drives to store Xbox 360 data. If you are not part of the Preview program you will get this functionality later this year.¬†In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive.¬† If you are using 16GB of hard drive space for¬†games ‚Äď we will only take 16GB of space. And just like today – you will be able to use two external drives at a time.

Note: Some drives may be incompatible or have performance issues. If you already have space reserved for storing Xbox 360 data, you will need to clear the Xbox 360 storage to gain full access to the drive. If you are in the Preview program, please review the list of known issues before formatting your drive.

As a reminder, the best way to recommend changes and improvements to the Xbox One or 360 is through the Xbox Feedback website. We appreciate your feedback and continue to work on improving the Xbox experience.