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toxikneedle
04-07-07, 01:12 AM
Gamespot accidentally posted a video of the May spring update for the 360, which they quickly pulled from the site. The video has found its way onto youtube, the video showcased the following info:

- Releases May 7th.
- Add up to 600 Windows Live Messenger contacts to your Friends List.
- Text chat with up to 6 Live Messenger contacts at once during games or movies.
- The Marketplace will be getting its own Dashboard Blade.
- The Marketplace will be skinned independently of the Dashboard, for special events.
- The Marketplace will be getting a new, easier-to-navigate remake.
- Achievement Pop-ups will now display how many points and which Achievement you have gained.
- Low-power downloading (fans off) and auto-off after finishing queued downloads.
- View partially downloaded video files.

And here is the link to the youtube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwd00FGpKrU&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fnews%2Emygamercard%2Enet%2F2007% 2F04%2F06%2Fxbox%2D360%2Dspring%2D2007%2Ddashboard %2Dupdate%2F

six_storm
04-07-07, 02:08 AM
Yay, yet nothing I really need . . .

kev13dd
04-07-07, 02:52 AM
I thought I read Major Nelson or whoever it is post something about the new update bringing a feature that people have been wanting since the very beginning. None of those are what I would have imagined fitting into that category

K

Peoples-Agent
04-07-07, 05:04 AM
Alot of people have been after group chat for a long while now, for whatever reason. Maybe making it easier to arrange clan matches and such.

six_storm
04-07-07, 09:40 AM
For that MS Live chat or whatever it's called, what a retarded idea. What about Keyboard/Mouse support? Wouldn't it be easier to type out a message instead of beating the analog stick around for half an hour to type out 'lollerskates'?

tacos4me
04-07-07, 11:32 AM
For that MS Live chat or whatever it's called, what a retarded idea. What about Keyboard/Mouse support? Wouldn't it be easier to type out a message instead of beating the analog stick around for half an hour to type out 'lollerskates'?

I type messages with a USB keyboard all the time..

Peoples-Agent
04-07-07, 11:46 AM
I've been looking for a mini USB wireless keyboard actually, just for the 360.

superklye
04-07-07, 11:50 AM
Sigh...no DTS for the HD DVD drive nor is there a fix for the volume issue.

Lame.

Peoples-Agent
04-07-07, 11:52 AM
Sigh...no DTS for the HD DVD drive nor is there a fix for the volume issue.

Lame.

Ouch! That is lame, but are we sure that is the complete list?

I think that's just a list of all the stuff that was spotted, don't think a HD DVD fix would be noticeable from a video.

So there's still hope.

LurkerLito
04-07-07, 12:10 PM
Sigh...no DTS for the HD DVD drive nor is there a fix for the volume issue.

Lame.

We can't be sure yet, remember that the DTS output and DD+ audio fix probably won't be applied with the dashboard. It will require a 2nd download once you try to play a HD-DVD with the addon.

IIRC on avsforum the MS guy Amir said something to the effect that the changes for DTS output were done but couldn't be put out till they added some changes to the dashboard that won't be out till the spring update.

I hope they have a "low fan mode" added for HD-DVD playback. The 360 just sucks with how loud it is.

OWA
04-07-07, 12:33 PM
I hope they have a "low fan mode" added for HD-DVD playback. The 360 just sucks with how loud it is.
Yeah, I agree since the noise is one of my main complaints.

Overall though, I think the update sounds pretty good. For the most part, things already work pretty well so it's not like there's a lot to improve on.

Lyme
04-07-07, 01:09 PM
I've been looking for a nice long range wireless usb keyboard for my 360 as well..

Otherwise none of those features are really all remarkable, useful yes, remarkable no. I'm personally waiting for the hd-dvd sound fix. As for the amount of noise the unit puts off, I have a desktop pc in the same room, and the fan in that is louder.. The dvd drive is a big loud in the 360 though.

toxikneedle
04-07-07, 03:55 PM
Well all this info is simply based on the video. There could be plenty of other fixes as well. The Fall update had like 100 updates

kev13dd
04-07-07, 03:59 PM
Well all this info is simply based on the video. There could be plenty of other fixes as well. The Fall update had like 100 updates
I agree

Pretty much the only thing the video talked about was ADDED features. Fixes and such weren't mentioned, and I doubt they'd release an update without a single fix

K

OWA
04-11-07, 11:56 AM
This article has some interesting pics.

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/04/10/im_on_xbox/

It looks like they have a new controller for IM.

http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/2c5487fb58.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)