Friday, May 16, 2008
Xbox 360 Spring Update Features
Here are some of the new features coming with the 360 Spring Update. The one Im most excited about is the ability to send points to another gamertag. So, Im thinking a 1000 point buy in single table poker tournament (Holdem only supports 8 players), 1st place is 5000 points and second place pays 3000, probably on Friday nights. Sounds like a good time or what? Sundays is a Burnout 3 GP? What should the buy in be?
Here's part of the list, according to Kotaku.
-Introduce a group chat (4) for Private Chat and conferences through Video Chat.
-Option to 'ping' when testing connection.
-Option to store up to 10 messages permanently on server (excludes invites, status messages).
-Increase character limit for text messages between friends only.
-Option to donate Microsoft Points to anybody with a Windows Live ID.
-Support for headset, Xbox LIVE Vision in Windows Live Messenger.
-Option to delete titles from gamercard with 0 gamerscore and 0 achievements (excludes some titles that will be re-added to launch another title).
-Support to display friends leaderboards for disc-based titles.
-Show dates of an achievement unlocked when comparing.
-Preload Games Library upon dashboard bootup for faster access.
-Support for titles to store installation data on Storage Device for faster loading.
-Calibration options for motion sensor devices.
-Option to see what items will not work offline due to DRM license changing from Memory.
-Voice, picture messages can be read at Xbox.com (Gold accounts).