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Dash update preps 360 for wireless guitars


Major Nelson sends word that a Dashboard Update is now available. Users will be prompted to download the update the next time they sign into Xbox Live. Before everyone goes crazy looking for fabulous new features, you should know that this is not the Fall Update. Most of you probably figured this out, as it is still summer. All the update does is ready the 360 to accept those fabulous wireless guitars that ship with Guitar Hero III and Rock Band later this year. It's good to know that the 360 will play nice with the wireless guitars and all, but we'd really like to know how much they're going to cost.

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1. Sick. even thought I absolutely SUCK in rhythm games.

Posted at 11:06AM on Aug 7th 2007 by DjDATZ

2. It would be good to note that this MAY make you open and close the dvd drive to detect games.

Posted at 11:09AM on Aug 7th 2007 by bigmac375

3. @2: This only happens if you leave a disk in while the update occurs. The very first time it will not detect the disk. After that, it detects the disk just fine on startup.

Posted at 11:32AM on Aug 7th 2007 by Saccia

4. so does this mean if you dont have xbox live the wireless guitars wont work right ?

Posted at 11:51AM on Aug 7th 2007 by Phil

5. You know Phil, that's a very good question. I would think that it would be so that it would also work with GHII, and that the update will also be on the disc itself, but who knows.

Posted at 11:54AM on Aug 7th 2007 by Yuccadude

6. yeah, i'm curious as to why they did whis when i'm sure the update will be on the disc as well... unless they are already pressed before the wireless guitars were made ready...
hmmmm.

Posted at 12:05PM on Aug 7th 2007 by Grant

7. Why now? Maybe it is to let the press play with the preview builds? Wouldn't they use the dev 360s? Makes no sense.

Posted at 12:26PM on Aug 7th 2007 by RangerPrimeX

8. You're all right - it doesn't make sense.... and furthermore it's an awfully large update just to implement what is essentially a new driver. I suspect there's more to it than we've been led to believe. Perhaps an anti piracy measure of some sort?

Posted at 12:43PM on Aug 7th 2007 by Mike

9. The people who are buying all these toy guitars are going to feel pretty silly 3 years from now when they no longer play the game but still have toy guitars, bass's and drums lying around.

Posted at 12:44PM on Aug 7th 2007 by bt

10. Seems how U can buy a real guitar new for around 99 dollars(off brand), they should be careful in thier pricing.

Posted at 1:23PM on Aug 7th 2007 by ccc

11. Yes it certainly is a fucking epidemic that people are buying toys and then don't play with them a couple of years later.

Posted at 2:06PM on Aug 7th 2007 by Techno-Kid

12. So for $7-30 I can aquire one of these gems below. I then could take a old wired contoller and hack it up and mold them into my own GH/RB guitar. I could even customize them and not feel so bad. Might could make it work with a wireless also. mmmmmmm wonder if CC has any more of the "used" wireless contollers for under $30. The only feature I would loose it the tilt, but thats what the back button is for. The Whammy bar might give me a bit of trouble though.




http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2402380&cp=&pg=2&f=Taxonomy%2FTRUS%2F2254197&sr=1&origkw=guitars&kw=guitars&parentPage=search

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2267384&cp=&pg=1&f=Taxonomy%2FTRUS%2F2254197&sr=1&origkw=guitars&kw=guitars&parentPage=search

And for the ladies Barbie Edition
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Posted at 2:29PM on Aug 7th 2007 by Knary50

13. #11
true losing interest in toys in a couple years isn't new but the price of all the accessories together, the whole thing could potentially be on the order of $200 for the entire band.
Then you look at people who get bored of games once they beat them and you could be talking a couple weeks use.

The people I know who are really into it put so much time into it they could be learning real guitar.

Posted at 4:30PM on Aug 7th 2007 by BTex

14. 13, you might be surprised how much money people spend on toys.

Also, anyone who says "why don't you just learn to play a real guitar" is missing the point. It's for fun and if you don't think it's fun that's YOUR failing. No need to criticize people who do.

I wonder what you think of people that spend 90+ hours on an RPG? Or people that put 20+ hours a week for years into an MMO? The "waste of time" argument only works if you want to apply it to ALL games. At that point I would suggest you are on the wrong website, in these parts we play video games.

Posted at 5:36PM on Aug 7th 2007 by Techno-Kid

15. if i knew it was for the stupid guitar ZERO game or the other pis of shit rockword of how ever is call i really dont give a shit if i miss spell it i would say NO to the stupid update those games are so FUCKIN GAY!!!! only fags like those gay games

Posted at 6:17PM on Aug 7th 2007 by 360isdashit

16. I'd hate to be the loser who buys all these toy guitars

Posted at 8:11PM on Aug 7th 2007 by BTex

17. "I wonder what you think of people that spend 90+ hours on an RPG? Or people that put 20+ hours a week for years into an MMO?"

don't ask.
But really they get a lot of use for their money.
When you have to buy a butt load of accessories to play 1 game for a potentially limited time, unlike MMOs, that is when it gets wierd.

Posted at 8:13PM on Aug 7th 2007 by bt

18. sorry about the #16 post
it wasn't me. lol

Posted at 8:14PM on Aug 7th 2007 by bt

19. am i the only one who wishes they modeled the controller after a tele instead?

Posted at 2:20AM on Aug 8th 2007 by Jeramy

20. "When you have to buy a butt load of accessories to play 1 game for a potentially limited time, unlike MMOs, that is when it gets wierd."

This is an extraordinarily subjective statement - I hope you realize this. What you deem to be an acceptable amount of money for an acceptable activity is by no means close to universal. Besides, there are plenty of people that spend way more money on much weirder shit. I don't think people that buy toy guitars or racing wheels or light guns etc. deserve any criticism.

Next time you're playing Madden, maybe you should stop and go play real football?

Posted at 10:51AM on Aug 8th 2007 by Techno-Kid

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