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Fall Update won't erase all XBLA trials from history

Sad news fellow fanboys. We know you and pretty much the entire Fanboy community was excited to hear that the Fall Update would allow for deletion of XBLA game trials from your recently played history. But, according to the tech heads over at Xbox Team's blog, this deletion feature isn't what we thought it to be. Instead, the Fall Update will get "support to not write trial-version Arcade games to user's played games history (this is only for newly downloaded games after the Dec'07 update is released)". See the key words there? The 360 will not write XBLA trials to the games history after the update gets released, but anything prior to Tuesday's update is set in stone. So, no deletion option, it's just an enhancement that will stop future XBLA trial games from appearing on the your games played list. Sad ... we thought we were finally rid of our old XBLA trials.

[Thanks, xenocidic]

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11-30-2007 @ 5:54PM

Amber said...

Something that isn't really getting much press is the improved responsiveness of the dashboard and how quick it opens and responds now. I'm really thankful for that.


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11-30-2007 @ 6:01PM

Cerixus said...

I meant 3 words, it was a joke :)

Also, am I the only one that HATES the fact that if you link your 360 with a Media Center PC, from the 360 you can just view ANY content on ANY drive? I don't want my dog to start browsing folders on my desktop from the 360 and add the folder that has pictures of me with my other dog!

Also, I hate that music and pictures are not separate. I click "add music folder" and it scans. I click "add pictures folder" and it scans. Now I want to watch a lovely slideshow with lovely music. Wait, why are there crappy stretched versions of cover art in the middle of my slideshow? And why is that mp3 I have stored in my pictures folder playing?!

Completely unrelated, but completely lame. These two things actually keep me from using the MCE feature.


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11-30-2007 @ 6:38PM

Amber said...

You should use tversity then (google it).

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12-03-2007 @ 4:20PM

Cerixus said...

Amber... I think I love you.

Why did I not know about Tversity MONTHS ago. It has a couple problems, but it's miles beyond using WMC. Thanks!

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11-30-2007 @ 8:25PM

mike said...

this is just terrible terrible news. Those pesky arcade downloads on my tag taint it. Im a 100%er. It looks like crap when you see I played 30 games, 20 of which have 100% completetion and 10 which are sitting at 0. Remove those damn zero demos from my tag. I mean its great that after the update the demos wont be added but come on, you could all be doing what i have, which is make a silver account to play demos on. I really want the demos on my current gold account removed, which unfortunetly were added to my tag on launch day when I tried the xbla service and didnt realise I would be condeming my tag to a permenant tagging of 0 point demo games.

Its not hard to program either. They need to simply make it so games with 0 gamerscore obtained, are not added to your cards. I also had a problem at a friends house when I recovered my gamertag to his console to play some halo 3 only to discover he had 99 niights in his drive at the time of recovery and the game was added to my gamerscore (despite the fact that we never launched the game and remained on the dashboard). I was then of course forced to play it to stop from a tainted record, at least I didnt have to buy anything. With arcade games tho Im not buying unenjoyable games from their demos.

Simple programming solution, just make it so games do not appear on your gamercard (permenantly) until after you have obtained at least 1 achievement.

At the very least they could remove the 0 achievment games from our cards for us, or give us an option to remove them.


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11-30-2007 @ 10:49PM

Paul said...

no IPTV news??


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12-01-2007 @ 12:17AM

ushman said...

I wonder if you could delete the trial game then after the update download the trial game again maybe that will work?


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12-01-2007 @ 3:26AM

Darkharmony said...

I was thinking the same thing ushman. I wonder if d/l the demo again would remove them. But I somehow don't think so because I think it just blocks the system from saving the achievements when starting a demo game. But I'm willing to give it a shot that's for sure.

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12-01-2007 @ 4:35AM

Muffin Lad said...

well thats la-homosexual

I mean how hard is it just to wipe some data of arcade demos or even just hide it. It may be hard but hell they have like a whole 6 months to get this gone. For a update thats is to be a big deal, they only offer little fixes that only add a "meh factor"

Well theres always update


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12-01-2007 @ 1:03PM

Kamal said...

What happens if you play the arcade demo after the update that you played before the update? Will that clear the demo?


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12-02-2007 @ 2:09AM

Wes said...

Honestly, I think I am a bit disappointed. Not by the no media support for divx thing as you can still watch it using the media blade and selecting videos or use a flash drive easily enough.

I'm disappointed because there's nothing innovative or new in there in my opinion.

A video game machine that can play a few more times of videos than it previously could? With a bit of improved performance here/there and a bit updated menu for selecting what videos you want to playback?

That's nice because its convenient and all but pretty much I could take a pre-fall update xbox 360 and transcode 360 and do everything I could do with the post-fall xbox 360.

In that regards, I prefer more where the Playstation 3 is going with its Playstation home. When home is eventually released someday in some future will add new functionality to the ps3(a virtual online world/meeting place with buildable virtual homes/collectable items/designer characters to use to launch games, socialize and meet people).

When the PS3 was first released, it had a second-rate, perhaps third-rate xbox live clone. Aka the playstation 3 marketplace? or whatever they call it? the ps3 store? However, eventually they'll end up with a still somewhat second-rate service in that its free so the quality of servers might not be great or particularly quick but better online experience in terms of an interactive way to socialize and download content than when it started.

The xbox 360's xbox live thought hasn't really changed much from my experience as a Canadian. Maybe once we get that xbox 360 downloadable hd videos on the canadian xbxo live marketplace promised at e3 I'll be reasonably excited. This will at least be something new that I couldn't do when I bought my 360. I'll have a way to purchase online hd content without leaving my house and on-demand.

Playing back videos with a new format supported? Not a new feature or innovation, its just an old feature slightly expanded. Slightly.

Sigh. I wanted innovation.


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12-02-2007 @ 12:47PM

xenocidic said...

PS3 Home is really nothing more than a rip off of "The Sims Online" /yawn

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