New 360 Update coming Monday?

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  1. DevilzFan

    DevilzFan CobraIsland.com Veteran

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    Just turned on the 360 for some Rock Band 2, and saw a message from XBL stating that the service will be down starting at 12:01am PST (3:01am EST) for up to 24 hours for "exciting new features and functionality though the New Xbox Experience"

    Hopefully this means the Netflix stuff, and other stuff they were talking about.
     
  2. Seth Buzzard

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    I think they are just setting up some of the ground work the new dashboard will run on. In his last podcast Major Nelson was quite emphatic that the dashboard update was not this month.
     
  3. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    A guy at work claims that it'll be available tomorrow, but I've heard different rumors about it. Most are saying the first or second week of October.
     
  4. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Last I heard the dashboard update was scheduled for December 4th.
    I'd guess like Buzzbeak said, this will be the groundwork for it.
     
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    I hope it's not December. Remember last year when Live was getting screwed up because of all the new post-Christmas Xbox owners flowing in? Now let's do that AND have a brand new firmware update that is untested in the wild.
     
  7. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    look on the bright side, they might give us a free copy of undertow 2.





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  8. Boardwise

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    least they're admitting that the current dashboard is a clusterf@#k mess of ads and tabs that don't always make sense. I can't wait to see what Monday brings.
     
  10. Boardwise

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    I have a feeling you'll be more disappointed than a night with Twin Twist.
     
  11. Prowl

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    it can get worst?
     
  12. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    I actually sort of vaguely enjoyed Undertow for the first few levels.
    The story was alright.

    Next time, let us pick a game MS, better yet, give me the 800 points instead.
     
  13. Boardwise

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    I don't want to spoil it for you.
    But yes.
     
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    We don't need choice. Microsoft knows what's best for us.
     
  15. Chaos Muffin

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    I know it's not until fall for the new experience, but Im kind of looking foward to those avatars for some reason. I guess becasue I like to fumble around the dashboard alot.

    23 hours and 58 minutes downtime, and 13 cents lost. Yeah we're not getting no freebees.
     
  16. Prowl

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    I really liked Undertow, especially since it was free.
     
  17. Eric

    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

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    *Incoming rant*

    I just don't think I'll get used to the "NEW XBOX EXPERIENCE" once it comes. I mean, come on, Mii knockoffs? When the hell am I ever going to even USE an "avatar"? Would they even be compatible to play as in some games? Granted, yes, Nintendo's Miis aren't all that great (considering that you can only customize the FACE, the height, and the weight), but they were playable...in five games (Wii Sports, Wii Play, Mario Party 8, Mario Kart Wii, and Mario Super Sluggers, methinks). But what's gonna be better about the Xbox Avatars? Oh, you get to give them clothes, but that's pretty much the ONLY thing that makes them better than Miis. Other than that, they're the same...only with REAL hands instead of balled fists that are supposedly hands. Another thing that I dislike about the upcoming new experience is the fact that since eight people can now watch a movie together from Netflix, you have to be in the same country. So, no TFW2005 MST3K with 8 of our guys from around the world. Nope. Has to be within your own country. LAME.

    The only thing I'm actually looking forward to is...um...

    Fuck it, nothing good to look forward too.
     
  18. Seth Buzzard

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    With the Miis out there and Sony's Home comeing (some day) Xbox likely thought they need something like those to keep up. Getting it out befor Home even if it's not as good they at lest are not the last ones to the party.
     
  19. The_Bardock

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    Well I was really excited for the netflix thing until I tried to sign up for netflix and found out they don't operate in Canada.
     
  20. flywheels

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    So the MTU error I'm getting when I test my connection is normal while Xbox Live is down for this "update"? I didn't change anything on my Linksys router before having this problem today...
     

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