Big update for xbox live

Microsoft is releasing a big update for xbox live today. Here’s a list of some of the new features:

  • HD 1080p video mode support over VGA and component cables.
  • Xbox 360â„¢ HD DVD Player support.
  • Stream WMV video from a Windows PC running Windows Media Player 11, Zune software, or Windows Media Connect.
  • Play video from storage devices such as USB flash drives, Xbox 360 Memory Units, etc.
  • Play video from CD or DVD data discs.
  • Xbox 360 Wireless Headset support, including battery level indicator in the Xbox Guide.
  • Video support for 50 Hz HDTV modes (DVD and HD DVD only).
  • Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel support.
  • Set up automatic downloads of newly released Xbox Live Arcade trial games.
  • Support for upcoming release of XNA Game Studio Express (separate download and subscription required.)
  • Stream music, pictures and video from a Zune device.

Xbox Live Arcade

  • Lightning-fast enumeration and listing of all Xbox Live® Arcade games on the console.
  • Find games quickly with two new sort options: Recently Played and By Category.
  • Have all new Xbox Live Arcade games at the ready with auto downloads. Auto downloads optionally adds newly released trial versions of games to active downloads when you enter Xbox Live Arcade.
  • View full achievement info in Xbox Live Arcade, including icons, achievement point details, and descriptions.
  • Friends leaderboard: Compare yourself with friends and view leaderboard details right from the Xbox dashboard.
  • Tell a friend: Send a message to a friend about your newest favorite Xbox Live Arcade game.

For the full list of updates check’em out here.

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One Response to “Big update for xbox live”

  1. Sir-G on November 1st, 2006 8:12 pm

    Now heads are saying the updates are messing up 360 because the 1080p runs the system even hotter!!! It never ends!

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