So it is finally upon us, at 12h27 my console popped up a message saying “A console update is required.” Now thanks to this update I can finally view all those DivX & .avi videos I have hauled up on my PC.Â
The dashboard didn’t really get a change look, but it did get some revisions. For example your friend list icons start off small but when you highlight them, it grows larger and shows their motto underneath their tag. When you select a friend or recent player you can see their friend list or bio by just tapping right.
The market place blade has gotten an overhaul, it looks a lot slicker, with 4 sections, which I would imagine have subsections. Those sections are Spotlight, New Arrivals, Game Store and Video Store, and guess what? The game store has the promised Xbox originals. The current list is: Halo, Crimson Skies, Psychonauts, Crash Bandicoot: Wrath of Cortex, Fusion Frenzy, Indigo Prophecy and my most anticipated one Fable.
The Xbox Live blade now has an Inside Xbox feature, which gives you updates on what is happening in Redmond. Your friends list and message list are now merged into a single selectable object, with chat & IM remaining as is. The games blade is now modified to say Games Library, Achievements & Played Games.
The media blade remains the same, but just includes one more selectable object, Video Store. When you push your Guide button, the response feels a lot quicker. The gamertags of other people no longer include their country they have selected just their mottos.
The promised Parental Timer is available under your personal settings when you push your guide button.
Last Updated: December 4, 2007