New Xbox 360 system update arrives July 19, changes and wishlist

By Posted 19 Jul 2011, 11:58

If you have turned on your Xbox 360 today you may have noticed that once connected to Xbox Live a new update was forced upon your console, we now know exactly what this mandatory system update consists off, but don’t get too excited as there is nothing interesting to tell you about.

Larry Hryb aka MajorNelson recently posted details regarding this update on his website, here he confirmed that no new features would be available post update, in fact all this update does is prepare your console for a more substantial update which is coming to Xbox 360 later this year, perhaps this will bring some of the neat features which were showcased at E3 2011 last month.

You can watch a video which runs through all of the Xbox related E3 2011 announcements here, lots of innovative new features are coming to Xbox Live and the Xbox 360 such as Bing powered voice search, also UFC events will soon be watchable via your console and you will soon have access to YouTube, we are sure that this recent system update has a lot to do with these upcoming features.

Because of the nature of the update we very much doubt that it will cause any problems to consoles, however if you installed the update and discovered an issue we would love you to tell us about it in the comments section below, we done some searching around and by the looks of things most people installed the update successfully.

If the update has not hit your console yet do not worry, sometimes such updates take a while to populate certain regions, therefore it may be late today, early tomorrow before your receive it. If you are still waiting for the update, or you are disappointed by the lack of exciting changes this update brings why not get inventive in the comments section below by stating what new features / enhancements future updates could bring to the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live to improve things, below we have came up with an ideas which we think could become popular.

Previously we have seen Facebook and Twitter hit Xbox Live, therefore we think it would be great if some sort of Google+ software was intigrated into Xbox Live, perhaps it could automatically put friends into an Xbox Live circle and share in-game experiences with them, for example: “JamieP2006 (my gamertag) just scored a 40 yard free kick whilst playing FIFA 11″, “JamieP2006 just dominated a game of free for all on Black Ops with a 32 kills, 6 deaths and 4 assists”. What do you think of our idea?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1089544107 Darren Hill

    I’ve tried a similar feature on the Playstation 3 in regards to sharing updates on Facebook. It is obnoxious at best and basically just a bunch of spam that spews out all over the updates. Nobody cares about my current unlocks or records unless they happen to be playing against me at the time. They can get those updates through the gaming system…which is where those updates belong.

  • Lucky Tots

    I would really like to see a youtube feature, and what they could do to make this better is being able to have multiple things running at once, for example if you were trying to do something difficult on a game( find an easter egg maybe?) you could “minimize” the game, pull up youtube, find the video, then go right back into your game without dashboarding

  • Lucky Tots

    I would really like to see a youtube feature, and what they could do to make this better is being able to have multiple things running at once, for example if you were trying to do something difficult on a game( find an easter egg maybe?) you could “minimize” the game, pull up youtube, find the video, then go right back into your game without dashboarding

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Lakin/1424315164 Matthew Lakin

      i doubt that the xbox has the processing power , nor the memory capacity to do that. as we have seen before , to use features like twitter, face book you have to exit the game , which i found really disappointing .  though i still will love the youtube feature , if im stuck on a game , i can quit with rage then try again after watching a tip perhaps.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Lakin/1424315164 Matthew Lakin

      i doubt that the xbox has the processing power , nor the memory capacity to do that. as we have seen before , to use features like twitter, face book you have to exit the game , which i found really disappointing .  though i still will love the youtube feature , if im stuck on a game , i can quit with rage then try again after watching a tip perhaps.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zack-Hollon/100000908709770 Zack Hollon

        if a blackberry can rum multiple apps at once why cant my gaming console?  Lucky that is the best thing bc how many times are you in the middle of a gmae and need to go to the dashboard for something?  If Xbox wants this to take over the whole tv watching exeperience then i believe this feature will be a must!

  • alex lindenmayer

    in the new update, i noticed that if you have the original xbox theme on, they have inserted 2 extremely blurry figures in the background, one is green and one is red, and they sort of bleed though and make my menus slightly darker

  • http://www.facebook.com/rejwan.miah Rejwan Hoffenheim Miah

    when loading up gears of war 2, when i sign in with a second profile it freezes. Since the update this is happening. any help?

  • adam.james.burns

    my friends update has taken over a hour so far and it still is only half a hour though what should she do is their a problem cause mine took like 5 mins. Help Plz 

  • adam.james.burns

    My friends update has taken over a hour so far and shes only like half way though is their a problem if yes plz comment i think their is cause mine took like 5 mins. HELP !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/raiinbowss David Nugroho

    mistake- you can’t get assists in free for all.FYI

  • http://www.facebook.com/raiinbowss David Nugroho

    mistake- you can’t get assists in free for all.FYI

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Linzy-Phillips/686636323 Linzy Phillips

    To David Nugroho “You cant get an assist in free for all.. Fyi…” Noone reads this far into a comments thread.. get a life..lol.. Ide place a wager saying Mr Nugroho is a 15th Prestige with 400 days played and wants to correct the world.. 

    Also.. About the update.. No major issues.. doesnt affect gameplay or lag.. and didnt stop any flashed drives.. so for all of us out there worrying about our new games not working.. play on my freinds!

    • http://www.facebook.com/raiinbowss David Nugroho

      cool story.oh btw you lost that bet ):

  • http://www.facebook.com/scott.e.george2 Scott George

    update sucks suuuuper laaaggg

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