Posted Apr 7th 2007 11:00AM by Dustin Burg
Filed under: News, Xbox Live, Rumors
Tags: dashboard update, DashboardUpdate, rumor, spring dashboard update, spring update, SpringDashboardUpdate, SpringUpdate, xbox live, XboxLive
4-07-2007 @ 11:27AM
- FULL Keyboard and mouse support
- A browser
Thats all I, and I know alot of others, want!!
I have made this very clear on the xbox forums (and major nelsons blog spot asking us what features we wanted.) that we should be able to talk to live messenger friends. I didn't see anyone else mention it so i guess they listened to me
4-07-2007 @ 11:29AM
DivX Support ]=
4-07-2007 @ 11:54AM
I want it to read my thoughts.
4-07-2007 @ 11:56AM
I'm glad that they continue to worry about the best ways to be able to talk with friends, access content and set up games. This is what I personally want. I couldn't care less about a browser.
4-07-2007 @ 12:18PM
I think this a great addition. I remember back in the days of those 360 viral sites they had lots of hints that suggested WLM(Windows Live Messenger) would be included. I'm glad it finally has. Update looks great. Can't wait until its out.
4-07-2007 @ 12:19PM
Further proof that the 360 is the console to own now and in the future.....SWEET!!
6 player chat, ala Skype.....nice!!
4-07-2007 @ 12:21PM
Very nice, the main marketplace was overdue for a remake and glad to see their delivering on that, making the rest of the marketplace look like the Video Marketplace, hopefully it will also have game-pacific backgrounds as well for different games (like in Video Marketplace did show/network backgrounds).
Also, I love the add-on of MSN Messenger contacts, so now I will be able to talk to anyone I have on MSN Messenger (which I have quite abit) while playing my 360 (though I am sure having a keyboard connected would make that much easier) so I can still keep in contact with them while playing 360.
Also, the low-power downloading sounds awesome, something very welcome by those who will be doing long downloads (including those huge movies from Video Marketplace) can put the 360 is a low-power mode to save energy and keep the fans off.
I am sure there's more features than this too, because there's been also earlier mentioning of adding more VGA resolutions for monitors above 1360X768 and whatnot.
4-07-2007 @ 12:36PM
So wait we can not talk in IM via MSN MESSENGER?
4-07-2007 @ 12:43PM
Nice to see MS continue with the iterative functionality tweaks, but I was honestly expecting a LOT more out of the spring update. Like:
1. DASHBOARD CLAN SUPPORT (guess it would help if there was a game other than Chromehounds that encouraged clans)
2.) Better organization of downloaded media! I absolutely hate that my TV shows are organized by title and download order only, with no options to manually adjust them.
As of right now all 30 or so TV shows I've downloaded are all listed on the sub menu, in alphabetical order by show, and each show is listed in the order which I downloaded them, with no options to rearrange them (ya know- like order the shows by their episodic sequence ?). I've got like 30 episodes of different shows and my TV shows tab is just as freakin' mess, and there's nothing I can do about it!
If I'm paying retail prices for this stuff I better have an equivalent viewing experience without having to re-download my content to arrange it in a way that makes sense!
3.) User created content. When the hell are you guys gonna deliver on something you've been talking about for over a year now!
4.) A Marketplace blade that is not customizable!?!? BOOO!
That flies in the face of MS' whole "make your 360 yours" mantra they preached at launch. I'm already sick of all the ads I have to endure when navigating the dashboard.
It's one thing to have ads in the marketplace menus, but to advert me when I'm trying to access my own media gets a big thumbs down. Being able to turn dashboard advertising off would be a super nice touch.
If you're gonna force ads down my throat as part of the "Live" experience, then that "Live" experience should be free.
Seriously guys- next time you talk to major nelson- ask him how MS justifies charging me to view advertisements on my dashboard.
4-07-2007 @ 1:15PM
I like the idea of the box shutting itself off after downloading is complete.
One small thing on my wish list is a QWERTY virtual keyboard option. I hate that the keyboard is laid out the way it is...
4-07-2007 @ 1:26PM
looks good hope its real
4-07-2007 @ 1:32PM
Can we Private chat with more than one person in this new update?
4-07-2007 @ 1:56PM
#13: Yup, even while ingame
4-07-2007 @ 2:05PM
Up to 6 ppl.
4-07-2007 @ 2:10PM
#10: About the ads in XBL, if you were a subscriber for XBL for the original Xbox and then migrated your account over, you are blessed with no ads! :D I've been ad-free ever since I got the console.
I'm excited about this update. I'm not a heavy marketplace user, but it's nice that they're giving it its own blade now. I don't like that they placed it as the first thing on their list. I'd rather have it go XBL blade -> Games -> Marketplace -> etc etc...
Also, there's going to obviously be a TON of more fixes and enhancements. Unfortunately they didn't have a disc in the drive, so we couldn't see if the "Play game X" text had changed.
One exciting little tweak is showing Achievements of what you got and how much it's worth. No longer going out to the guide when you get them!
4-07-2007 @ 2:21PM
When will the xbox cease to be a console and become just another pc in the living room? In my opinion games for windows and the whole xbox and pc integration is a bad idea. Messenger takes us one step closer to that.
4-07-2007 @ 2:26PM
Why do people want browser support?
The browsers on the PSP, DS, PS3 and the Wii are horrible. I have little faith that Microsoft could do any better with a controller as the input device. They are better off sticking with improving their online support and not worrying about making the gaming console into a computer.
As far as M&K support, Microsoft isn't stopping that. Developers aren't using the option to support those devices. If you want it, just buy the XFPS...unless you wanted to navigate the dashboard with a mouse.
Anyway, I like the achievement feature. It's annoying to have to push the guide button just to see what you've earned. Improving the marketplace navigation is a definite plus as well. That spot needed a lot of help.
4-07-2007 @ 2:40PM
yeah, all I'm lookin for is 16x10 support
4-07-2007 @ 3:04PM
Daz - You clearly are just MS bashing...your argument is very weak. All MS is doing is making the process run smoother, and the IM is just another way to keep in touch with your friends...its not turning the 360 into a pc.
If you were to bag on any console for turning a video game system into a computer it would be the PS3, since it runs linux...which means it will be able to run tons of programs.
As for the spring update...it sounds pretty good...But I was really hoping MS would give its users more video codec support...I realize that they would have to pay divx if they wanted to incorporate that codec....but surely they could at least incorporate the open source video codec...aka: xvid.
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