Live Update Today

The epicentre of online gaming takes a step further into the unfamiliar. Today a new super update for Xbox Live is available to all users, free of charge. Unlike previous updates, Xbox Live has not experienced downtime. Also, I am proud to admit this download is quick, It only took me 5 minutes to complete on a router with a mediocre connection.

The update includes the highly anticipated, “games on demand” feature. Basically this allows gamers to download Xbox 360 games onto their hardrive and works similar to the “Xbox Originals” feature which was included with last years NXE update. Available games at launch include Oblivion, Mass Effect, Assassins Creed and many more. However you cannot use MS points to purchase these games.


One overlooked portion of the update is the Avatar Marketplace. This increases your Avatar customization options by giving players an entire store full of clothing and collectibles to buy and Avatar Awards to win.

On top of all these new goodies the overall NXE look has been refined and made simple. This includes changes to the Netflix layout.

Overall this is a great way for Microsoft to end the summer. Xbox 360 users will have a very convenient console with tons of content available to them right out of there home. I’f your thinking about playing your 360 today you better download this, it is worth the 5 minute wait.

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  1. They fixed up the speed on how long it takes to load the friends list and most other features a lot. That’s the best improvement in this update, I think.

  2. Gonna love the Games on Demand. There aren’t any decent game stores around here (One of them doesn’t stock anything higher than Teen and the other is Wal Mart), so I’ll be putting that to good use.

    I noticed the friends list being faster as well. I mean, a lot of it is awfully simple when it comes to the end result.

  3. cool, i didn’t really notce since my disc drive is destroyed and all i use is the xbox live component and my freinds don’t but that is good to know since i too found lag with the NXE.

  4. The only part of this update that I’ve enjoyed is the friends list loading much faster, and also whenever you get disconnected from an Xbox Live Party, it reconnects you automatically now.

    But I would of liked it if they actually fixed that…

  5. well it really depends, because when you think of accessibility it really brings the heat. In that you can now download full 360 games right into your home. However depending on your demographic this many or may not be great for you. For example I live in a small town with no game stores so this is an awesome update for people like myself.

  6. This update is not “sick”, it is wicked AWESOME! I am really excited! Things are updating much more quicker than before (like the past it was idk, can not think of a metaphor right now), but all you need to know is that The UPDATE is just BETTER! Nothing else matters!!

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