NXE Update Finally Coming To Offline Gamers

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You may remember that at the end of last year, when the NXE was released to all connected Xbox Live users, that offline gamers were promised the update via game discs.

The time has finally come for offline Xbox 360 users to finally update to the NXE. Unless you really love the drab old bladed interface of the old dashboard, it won’t bother you to find out that the update will be mandatory if you want to play all of the new games that are going to be releasing with the update on the disc.

The first games to carry the update will be Tom Clancy’s HAWX as well as MLB ’09 and will ask you to update when you insert the game disc. Once the update is complete, you too will be able to make a little virtual version of yourself and then dress it up in any way you choose.

The update should be included in all Xbox 360 games from now on, so if you have no interest in the first lot carrying the update, you should still be able to get a hold of it in no time at all.

To our readers that don’t have internet at home, we want to know how you feel about the update? Is it a good thing or are you against the idea of the mandatory update? Let us know in the comments.

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Last Updated: March 4, 2009

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  • janrik

    The update has also been availible from xbox.com for some time now… :ninja:

  • WitWolfyZA

    Appartently the update also has the pirates at bay for the time being. seeing that they cant flash the games with their software…

  • WitWolfyZA

    and plus whats the use of having the update if most of the people dont have Live???

  • Crud

    will microsoft then be releasing their games with mandatory 512mb memory cards as well? :blink:

  • WitWolfyZA

    thats a good question.. i saw at zaps the 512mb memory card sells at a insulting, R800. Thats daylight robbery

  • Fox1

    I’m sure I saw it for R900-R1000 somewhere else :wassat:

  • WitWolfyZA

    And i repeat myself. The update is purely for xbox live’s market place netflix ect… what a useless update for 3rd world countries like our own, that dont want go through all hoops to enjoy the online experience

  • Yea this has been availble off the site for months already!

  • The NXE firmware update does not require storage space unless the Xbox LIVE features need to be used. The user can elect to not install the full update and the games will work still.

  • It should still apply for gamers with no internet connection whatsoever, no?

  • WitWolfyZA

    Nah… Maybe if they added the divx codec with it, i might of said otherwise

  • Inferno888

    it’s not the games that are flashed it’s the drives that are flashed. and unfortunately they can still do it with update… :angry:

  • WitWolfyZA

    And i saw the 120GB HDD for R2200 OMG!

  • WitWolfyZA

    Even if it was so ,the reason people want NXE is for the install option. So whats the use of having NXE if you have a 64/256/512 mb memory card. Just dont see the logic

  • WitWolfyZA

    inferno trust me dude. You see the “flashed/stealthed games” do something with the dummy files on the disc and the nxe is placed in that dummy file. preventing the game from being copied. The new games like HAWX and MLB 09 have the update pre applied allready and those 2 games cant be copied at all. KUDOS to MS!

  • WitWolfyZA

    whats the use of having a modded xbox if you cant play flashed games 😉 see my point ?

  • Inferno888

    so if i show you a copy of HAWX will you give R100 to SPCA?

  • WitWolfyZA

    Hmmm if it isnt proparly stealthed, then yes i wil!

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