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  1. Petey

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    Just switched on my 360 and was prompted to download an update. The download completed and the 360 restarted but I can't see any difference to the dashboard.

    Has anyone else experienced this download?
     
  2. DA7

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    Yes mine doing the same just now but cant see the difference
     
  3. Beetlejuice

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    Yep... same here :confused:
     
  4. skytecbvmo

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    Taken from major nelsons site :-

    This is not the ‘fall dashboard update.'

    Today the team is releasing a minor system update via Xbox Live. Over the next few hours, when you sign in to Xbox LIVE, you'll receive a prompt to accept this mandatory update. What's in this update? Much like the update last month, the only thing this minor release will do is prepare your Xbox 360 for the Big Button Pad that is being released this holiday. Why do we need to release this update now? Simple: The certification team needs time to test the new controller against the retail hardware/software combination before it hits stores.

    One more thing: no new features beyond this big button pad support are included in this update and, once again, this is not the ‘fall dashboard upgrade.' When I have firm details on the next major update, I will share them.
    ok all MaD

    Heres info on the pad! :rotfl:
    Microsoft offers simpler Xbox control
    By TODD BISHOP
    P-I REPORTER

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Microsoft Corp. is turning to an oversized red button in its latest bid to broaden the appeal of its Xbox 360 video-game console.

    The company announced plans Tuesday to introduce an alternative Xbox 360 controller, featuring a large button in the style of a game-show buzzer, meant to be less intimidating to new gamers. Four controllers will come with an Xbox 360 adaptation of the "Scene It?" movie trivia game from Seattle-based Screenlife Games.


    The "Big Button Pad" is meant to be less intimidating.
    "It's super-easy to use," said Shane Kim, the corporate vice president in charge of Microsoft Game Studios. It was shown for the first time publicly at Microsoft's media event Tuesday night here at the E3 video-game conference.

    The controller, dubbed the "Big Button Pad," won't be sold on its own initially, and it's not expected to supplant the regular Xbox 360 controller. But Microsoft hopes more game developers will make use of it. The company showed versions with large buttons in different colors, not just red.

    Microsoft isn't going nearly as far as Nintendo, which offers a unique motion-sensitive device, in the shape of a TV remote control, as the standard controller for its popular Wii game console. But the "Big Button" unveiling marks a new chapter in Microsoft's attempt to expand the market for the Xbox 360.
     
  5. Petey

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    Thanks for the info skytecbvmo.

    Is there a confirmed list of whats included in the fall dashboard update?
     
  6. skytecbvmo

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    And there's me thinking they may have snuck clan support into the dashboard ready for halo 3.........
     
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    No but i could do with a big button pad for gears a big b button :devil:
     
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    Odd just signed in to live and no update :confused:
     
  10. skytecbvmo

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    Some people have been getting them mid game :eek:
     
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    i was in RB6 and click on to my pc and hear it click and it was disconncted from live and then update started


    whats this big red button thing?
     
  12. skytecbvmo

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    Do you not read the posts you post in. :devil: :D
     
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    I started a game on forza and bink dissconnected from live.

    Seem to take a while to download for an update a good minute.
     
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    My sounds are different on the dashboard since update :)
     
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    it would be nice if they took the time to update the wireless headset to work with original pads!:mad:
     
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    The BIG button pad........

    [​IMG]
     
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    ugh, looks bloody awful! :rolleyes: :D
     
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    They look a lot better then the Buzz controllers. Those are really ugly. ;)
     
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    I hope Scene it is still being relased before Christmas, as i wouldn't mind this as a present
     
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    God, what will they think of next :suicide:

    Looks like a babies rattle.
     
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    Damn, more controllers to buy! I'm happy with the chatpad I added to my main controller though. Just sent out some Friends Requests and it was much easier!
     
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    You have got to be kidding me. I think they might have gone a little too far with this. Its all very well having a kid friendly controller but I've just scanned my 360 game collection and is all 15/18 rated games they gonna need a lot of new non-violent no traditional games before this flys.

    The wii controller and the wii catalogue is good for all ages. The 360 is really aimed currently at the hardcore gamer so instead of finding a good middle ground they go speeding off to the other extreme.
     
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    The fact they come with Scene it for £40 i don't think we can complain
     
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    Has anyone else's console crashed since this download? Mines has.....and I had previously had almost exactly one year of sterling service......download update and BANG....checkerboard from hell.

    NOT a happy chappy...:mad::thumbsdow
     
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    Yes, I think people are missing the point somewhat with these controllers!
     
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    maybe just me, but after the update, theres a tiny TM (trademark) sign next to the 360 logo on startup, i could swear that wasnt there before the update??
     
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    I think you misunderstand - the big button controller is for Scene-It, and that game alone and comes included with the game. It is not meant as an all-purpose controller.
     
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    As many are saying across the globe "I wonder if this update has anything to do with the timing of the Halo3 release next week?" Me thinks the M$ ban hammer could be falling again???
     
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    My system has not crashed (yet!) after this update, but I did notice that I had major problems last night staying connected with Tiger Woods 08 on-line games straight after I installed this update!:confused:
     
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    Any idea when is the real update coming out??
     

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