Xbox 360 to get Social Networking

"Tomorrow sees a mandatory update for the Xbox 360."

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Microsoft Add Popular Internet Functions to Xbox 360
 
Tomorrow Microsoft are releasing a mandatory update to the Xbox 360 which will occur automatically when you turn your 360 from any time after the 17th.
 
The new update brings many of the internets most popular sites and functions direct to your console. Unfortunately for those of us who don't play online much, most of the updates are based around Gold Memberships. However, here are the highlights :
 
  • Stream your favourite tunes. Now, if you have Gold membership, you can create your own radio stations with Last.fm on your Xbox 360. You can explore and discover new music and artists from a library of more than 3.5 million songs. Skip, ‘ban’, or ‘love’ tracks to tailor the radio station to your taste and then just turn up the volume!
  • Twitter Away. Gold members can stay connected to friends, family and followers by reading and posting ‘Tweets’ on the Twitter service using your Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE*. You can quickly and easily read, reply, and post updates from the comfort of your living room. 
  • Friends on Facebook. Facebook and Xbox LIVE join forces to connect you with your friends as you interact with the largest entertainment and gaming network on TV*. If you’ve got Gold membership you can share real-time status updates and photos with your friends on Facebook, or share your favourite gaming moments right from your television. 
  • Stream Movies. Zune comes to Xbox LIVE - delivering instant-on HD in full 1080p streaming video direct to your Xbox 360 console. Choose to watch the movies you want, when you want, with instant-on HD streaming video** and 5.1 surround sound with no downloads and no delays. 
  • Music Games Add-ons. With the Music Game Store on Xbox LIVE, you’ll now find all your favourite music game add-ons for Lips, Rock Band, and Guitar Hero in one place.
Microsoft definitely seem to be pushing the 360 as a one-stop shop for your social needs, instead of purely a games console.
 
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06-11-2009, 16:41:27

tinytomlogan
On the forth day of Christmas,
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Four cores on an AMD 940
Three GB of tripple channel from OCZ
Two anti-static gloves,
And a stick of usb memoreee.



Feel free to add your own - any number this is just an ideas thread before we decide the finel 12

06-11-2009, 17:02:26

lasher
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07-11-2009, 10:54:12

tinytomlogan
We wanna do this but for OC3D

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07-11-2009, 10:57:01

Kempez
Wouldn't it be a good idea to let the community do this, then we add the finishing touches?

07-11-2009, 11:19:35

tinytomlogan
Initialy the idea was to have 1 a day posted by the us as a team as something funny on the lead up to xmas dude.

07-11-2009, 13:35:49

w3bbo
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Four cores on an AMD 940
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07-11-2009, 14:49:11

VonBlade
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07-11-2009, 16:15:48

Jim
On the sixth day of Christmas,
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Five reddddd wiiiiings!
Four cores on an AMD 940
Three GB of tripple channel from OCZ
Two anti-static gloves,
And a stick of usb memoreee.

20-11-2009, 15:44:59

tinytomlogan
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20-11-2009, 18:18:10

Luigi
On the seventh day of Christmas,
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Six cores of Gulftown,
Five reddddd wiiiiings!
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Three GB of tripple channel from OCZ
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