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The new features are available today via XBOX Live

The official Microsoft XBOX web site has details on over 125 new features and enhancements that should please XBOX 360 owners.  The "vigorous system-wide update creates a new pinnacle for next-generation gaming and entertainment."  The XBOX 360's dashboard navigation has been slightly modified.  A download manager for Marketplace items will allow users to have six different items queued up for download.  Another noteworthy update includes DVD movie playback which will allow users to pause a movie, play a video game for a while and then later return to the movie in the spot previously left off. Some features from the list:
  • “Download manager” - Marketplace items now download in the background, queue up to six pieces of content
  • DVD bookmark support will remember the film’s timing and location when resuming viewing
  • Fast-forward and rewind now offered at 2x -16x for any videos saved to hard drive
  • “Boot to Dashboard” setting will bypass the loading of any disc in the drive and open directly to Dashboard during power-on
  • Begin slideshows from any photo
  • Music player saves “shuffle” setting
  • Much player save “repeat” setting
  • Music player now displays which file is currently playing in the playlist
  • Music volume level persists between game / reboots
  • 8 new locales added (Chile, Brazil, India, South Africa, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
  • Separate settings now offered for Game and User volume controls
  • Themes can now be set from the “System” blade on the Dashboard
  • User-selected music continues play when switching from Dashboard to game or game to Dashboard
  • “All Arcade Games” added as a selection in the Xbox Live Arcade area
Since the launch of the console, Microsoft has tried to be supportive in listening to the demands and requests of gamers.  XBOX Live will digitally distribute the free update to all XBOX Live Silver and Gold members.  Microsoft says the entire download should take under a minute.  However, not all news from the Microsoft camp is good.  It has been reported that Microsoft may abandon the console's backwards compatibility.


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125 ??
By Shenkoa on 6/6/2006 12:38:46 PM , Rating: 1
Ummm thats wonderfull, I have a 360 and am looking foward to the new updated. But 125??? there is not 125 on that list.




RE: 125 ??
By chrisg22 on 6/6/2006 1:24:27 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe try clicking the link and going to the Xbox news site?

Way too many to list here in this article.....


RE: 125 ??
By MrSmurf on 6/6/2006 8:21:07 PM , Rating: 2
Dear internet trolls,

Maybe he is referring to the list linked considering there is not 125 features listed muchless over 125.

Have a good day. Do not forget to wipe the egg off your face of the way out.


RE: 125 ??
By chrisg22 on 6/6/2006 9:38:57 PM , Rating: 2
Well I retract then, if you actually COUNT, then 118 changes. Big deal. Close enough

Talk about an internet troll.


RE: 125 ??
By glennpratt on 6/7/2006 2:29:50 PM , Rating: 2
Now I'm not a big enough nerd to actually count, but I'm guessing if you add each feature on multi-feature bullets (like 8 new locales added), then you will see 125+.


RE: 125 ??
By chrisg22 on 6/6/2006 1:25:47 PM , Rating: 2
In fact if you read the Dailytech article, it says plainly:

" Some features from the list:"


Well that's cool..
By DarthKojima on 6/6/2006 7:56:03 AM , Rating: 4
good for 360 owners..

but still WiiS3 for me




RE: Well that's cool..
By tuteja1986 on 6/6/2006 8:05:59 AM , Rating: 2
xbox live just keeps getting better and better .. Now for them to release Street Fighter 2 , Mortal Combat 3 and Contra on xbox live arcade.


RE: Well that's cool..
By epsilonparadox on 6/6/2006 9:23:28 AM , Rating: 2
I buy a $400 console and im also looking forward to these classics. Grafx doesn't reign supreme.


that's great but...
By ZeRoSKiLL on 6/6/2006 12:48:38 PM , Rating: 2
still no DivX/Xvid support.




RE: that's great but...
By epsilonparadox on 6/6/2006 12:56:25 PM , Rating: 2
Have fun waiting for that from M$. I believe its already possible w/ Transcode 360 and Media Center but I'd rather have video support w/ regular WinXP.


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