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XBox Live Preview Update


My 360 told me Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to the 2009 Xbox LIVE Update Preview. Welcome, and we are glad that you are on board!

This morning my Xbox signed me out and updated it’s self then I was honored with the new Live update. I will be chronicling my experiences from now until it comes out to the public.

First I will go over what is in the Preview than I will go over what is missing.

What is part of the update?

  • Avatar Marketplace is great. I love that you can buy toys for your avatar. (160 MP is high though)
  • Netflix now lets you add to your queue. I tried it and it works instantly
  • User Ratings for movies, shows, games and content will be helpful when everyone has it
  • Games on demand are faster than most movie downloads and works well (tired with Halo)
  • Solutions. It’s a new blade that has well…tips and solutions to help you with the 360
  • Your gametag now has a number that represents how long you have been a member
  • I have not tried Parties yet but it’s said to be streamlined
  • You can now watch previews of games before you download a demo


What I am still waiting for


  • Twitter (I was really looking forward to that after E3)
  • Facebook (read what I said above)

Yeah that’s it. Closing thoughts the blades are a lot faster. I am sure I will find more…

By Rubens Saintel

Proud father, #Haitian, photographer, consultant, writer & entrepreneur. I love video games, movies, plays, technology (surprise), beta testing apps and all things sci-fi. | |