Microsoft ready to roll out update for 360's dashboard

By Justin Mann on May 26, 2006, 11:56 AM
Microsoft will be releasing a large update for the 360 soon, in what will become the first of a planned bi-annual update rollout to the console. Soon, the Xbox 360's dashboard will receive a major facelift that will fix many annoyances and gripes people have had with the system, as well as add some features. An overhaul to the UI has been done, to make it easier to navigate, as well as now being able to simultaneously play a game while downloading something in the background. Formerly, you had to wait for downloads to finish, which could be extraordinarily annoying. The 360 will let you queue up to six downloads and use the console normally during this. Download notifications are now provided, akin to modern browsers popping up a window when a download has finished. Various other updates are included that sound great, and if you have used the 360 for any length of time you will appreciate most of them. Assuming this releases on time, kudos to MS for responding to user demands.

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canadian said:
Ohhhh, anyone know the release date?
moimit said:
the inability to download and do anything else wasn't very good but nice to see them doing something about it. I'd like to see mouse support integrated on the dashboard and something in the way of an INTERNET browser. Not a crappy downloads section browser. IF microsoft introduced mouse for gaming i would be a happy camper!!! :)
canadian said:
IF they added the ability to use a keyboard, and a mouse:A. You might as well play on a computer, they are more powerfull anyways.B. People with a mouse/keyboard would have an advantage over people with a controller.
A. You must not be very good at computers because if u looked at the stats the 360 is just more powerfull than any home computer out their and its dedicated to games while PC's have to be doing alot of other stuffB. There prob gonna have that in mind and be doing things to level it out, or they might just not add the mouse because after all it IS a gaming machine not a PC.damn noob
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