Winter update to xbox(live)


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billdoor
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Switched on to install this last night up wasn't prompted for an update?!

Anyway, for reasons beyond me, I've been approached to be an Xbox live ambassador. There's a survey with some prizes up for grabs for entrants here and I'll have a discount code for xbox live gold membership to give out next week if anyone's interested...
#1 at 11:55:34 - 07/12/2011
Whizzo
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Ambassador, with these Xbox Live discounts you are really spoiling us.

The update was being rolled out slowly in the early hours, I didn't have it happen for me before I finally knocked my SR3 session on the head late last night.

Once you get used to it the new update isn't bad at all (I was in the beta), the game lists are much quicker than before which is nice.
#2 at 12:14:48 - 07/12/2011
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Can we change the thread title to Autumn Update please?

:D
#3 at 17:33:26 - 07/12/2011
Orpheus
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Oo, discount code would be sexeh as my Live sub's nearly run out :D

Quite like the new dash, looks clean and clear, no worse than the last one. Looking forward to the iplayer stuff too.
#4 at 18:30:02 - 07/12/2011
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evilashchris said:Can we change the thread title to Autumn Update please?

:D
It's even more accurate than that now. :-)
#5 at 19:07:50 - 07/12/2011
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You are mad with power, MAD!
#6 at 20:13:05 - 07/12/2011
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How the fuck do I launch a game on this hideous piece of shit now?!
#7 at 23:29:43 - 07/12/2011
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Ah, right, found it... lost beside the gigantic scrolling adverts.

Die, Microsoft. That is all.
#8 at 23:30:47 - 07/12/2011
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Indie games have been pretty fucked over in this new dash I reckon.
#9 at 02:02:25 - 08/12/2011
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#10 at 08:47:12 - 08/12/2011
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repairmanjack said:Ah, right, found it... lost beside the gigantic scrolling adverts.

Die, Microsoft. That is all.


I am not seeing these giant adverts, just a small one in the corner.
#11 at 10:14:43 - 08/12/2011
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evilashchris said:Indie games have been pretty fucked over in this new dash I reckon.


The marketplace is the worst bit of the new update. It seemingly doesn't differentiate between new and old content, and doesn't sort by type - so you get a lovely Joe Danger SE item appearing in the latest XBLA content, that isn't actually the game - just a trailer.

It wasn't that broke before, so no idea why they 'fixed' it like this, it's terrible. The rest of it is fine but I'd love to see some of you jump as high as your avatars do :)
#12 at 10:50:58 - 08/12/2011
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oneiros said:
evilashchris said:
Can we change the thread title to Autumn Update please?

During the 17th century, English emigration to the British colonies in North America was at its peak, and the new settlers took the English language with them. While the term fall gradually became obsolete in Britain, it became the more common term in North America."


:p
#13 at 14:27:24 - 08/12/2011
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peej said:
evilashchris said:Indie games have been pretty fucked over in this new dash I reckon.


The marketplace is the worst bit of the new update. It seemingly doesn't differentiate between new and old content, and doesn't sort by type - so you get a lovely Joe Danger SE item appearing in the latest XBLA content, that isn't actually the game - just a trailer.

It wasn't that broke before, so no idea why they 'fixed' it like this, it's terrible. The rest of it is fine but I'd love to see some of you jump as high as your avatars do :)


I passed your comments on to the senior community manager at xbox live. She says "thanks" :)
#14 at 10:43:07 - 09/12/2011
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Yeah some stuff is harder to find, but I am looking forward to the 4OD and iPlayer tv apps coming next year.

Also the 'game in drive' square is bizarrely small compared to the rest of the initial window... the game you're about to play taking less precedence against all the new stuff.

And ads are shit, naturally. I love that people have already found ways to bypass them. Games ads are fine to an extent, but Lynx and Intel and all that other non-gaming related rubbish can fook right orf. ;)
#15 at 19:07:49 - 09/12/2011
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Is it still possible to effectively bypass all the shit MS thinks is a good idea and just pull up simple menus via the guide button?
#16 at 02:03:10 - 10/12/2011
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It is, yeah :D
#17 at 03:47:33 - 10/12/2011
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Sounds good, as does reading about people blocking ads on the thing!
#18 at 07:01:06 - 10/12/2011
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Best thing about the new dash was installing the MSN app, and discovering loads of Monkey Dust episodes.

TIMMMEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
#19 at 15:30:23 - 15/12/2011
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Does the 360 have any good exclusives lined up for this coming year? At this rate I almost feel like I will never use the machine again to see these updates. I guess I need to get around to playing Gears 3 at some stage.
#20 at 02:35:58 - 16/12/2011
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I've got a discount code for 50% off a 3 month xbl sub if anyones interested:

D3dd3C0l is the code you need to enter here for the discounted sub.
#21 at 11:16:03 - 16/12/2011
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Hehe code-fail, someone must've beaten me to it! :D
#22 at 15:06:32 - 16/12/2011
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Really? it should be multiple use. Will harrass them
#23 at 16:22:38 - 16/12/2011
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Ah, might be because I'm apparently already subbed til next year! Switched off auto-renew now, damnit!
#24 at 17:19:23 - 16/12/2011
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Heh, I checked and it is working ;)
#25 at 09:44:36 - 17/12/2011
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If anyones interested, 4oD will hit xbox this afternoon/evening, the streaming quality is much better than PS3 (this will also depend on your broadband speed)
#26 at 15:38:26 - 20/12/2011
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It hit my 360 yesterday as I'm in the preview, not bad, virtually identical interface to the Demand5 app and it had a reasonable selection of programmes.

Picture quality was perfectly watchable on my HD TV but I think I've seen enough of that LoveFilm sponsorship ad that plays when you launch a show.
#27 at 15:54:59 - 20/12/2011
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Whizzo said:I think I've seen enough of that LoveFilm sponsorship ad that plays when you launch a show.

Yeah, that advert is LOOOOONG too.
#28 at 18:23:05 - 20/12/2011
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#29 at 17:21:27 - 21/12/2011
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