XBOX 360 : Xbox LIVE Fall Update & No Blu-Ray

Today was the day that the First Wave would receive the Fall 2009 Xbox LIVE Update Preview. When I turned my Xbox on earlier today (or better said : yesterday) I received the update. Ohw…another fact about the Xbox 360 : There will be no Blu-Ray drive for the Xbox 360! The Blu-Ray accessories Steve Ballmer talked about earlier were Blu-Ray accessories for the PC!

To refresh your memory : This is what’s the Xbox Live Fall Update bringing us….

  1. Zune video brings movies and TV shows with instant on HD in full 1080p to your Xbox 360 console. You’ll find a huge selection, all with the amazing clarity and the convenience of cable.  Xbox LIVE members can now enjoy a true movie theater experience from the comfort of home.
  2. Facebook: Now you can compare your Xbox LIVE and Facebook friends lists, update your status to share  hat movie, game or entertainment you’re enjoying, find friends and view their news feeds, status and photos on the big screen – all seamlessly integrated and custom-built for Xbox 360. Requires adult Xbox LIVE Gold account.
  3. Last.fm (US & UK Only): Turn your Xbox 360 into your living room juke box with a library of more than 3.5 millions songs. Stream personalized radio stations through Xbox LIVE by skipping, “banning” or “loving” songs to tailor the radio station to your tastes – we’ve even built in “Gamer Stations” with music selected specifically for the gaming community. Requires adult Xbox LIVE Gold account.. [More Info]
    Twitter Stay in the know by discovering, posting, and replying to Tweets right on your Xbox 360. You can even view friend profiles, trends and conversations, or search to see who’s Tweeting about your favorite game. Requires adult Xbox LIVE Gold account.
  4. Inside Xbox News & More (US Only): A new section of the “Inside Xbox” channel, “News and More” transforms Xbox LIVE into a full-fledged media portal. With a regularly-updated stream of content from msnbc.com , The New Yorker and Dilbert, “News and More” brings the latest in current events, arts and entertainment right to your fingertips.  Requires Xbox LIVE Gold account.

So…enough about the theory! Check out my video below to see all the stuff in live action (because I live in the Netherlands I can’t show you the Last.FM and Inside Xbox News & More)

 XBOX Live Update Preview Video

  • Nice! But, as far as I can see (on your video) It's not possible to auto-tweet, when you're entering a game? Also posting screenshot to facebook suppose to be a feature… is it in the update? Does it work?

  • Nice! But, as far as I can see (on your video) It's not possible to auto-tweet, when you're entering a game? Also posting screenshot to facebook suppose to be a feature… is it in the update? Does it work?

  • Michel de Rooij

    Region-limited additions .. hurray!
    @Martien: Auto-tweet .. nice when trying out loads of new Arcade stuff 🙂

  • Michel de Rooij

    Region-limited additions .. hurray!
    @Martien: Auto-tweet .. nice when trying out loads of new Arcade stuff 🙂

  • Michel de Rooij

    Region-limited additions .. hurray!
    @Martien: Auto-tweet .. nice when trying out loads of new Arcade stuff 🙂

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