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xbox 360 dashboard update

Written: 00:43 on December 06, 2007  |  By: anthony  |  MORE…
Microsoft has finally released the long-awaited Fall Dashboard Update for the XBOX 360, in Winter. The newly revised Dashboard features support for the new Game Store, which offers downloaded versions of original XBOX games for about $20 (CDN), or 1200 Microsoft Points.

As of launch, 7 games are being offered: Halo: Combat Evolved, Crimson Skies: High Road To Revenge, Psychonauts, Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath Of Cortex, Fuzion Frenzy, Indigo Prophecy and the original Fable (no Lost Chapters here).

Indigo Prophecy totalled in at 1.9 GB download, and went pretty quick, about an hour and it was installed. The game is transitioned pretty well to the 360 and still excellent.

The update took about 3 minutes to download on my DSL connection, and hasn't bricked the console yet.

Some other changes are the moving of the Themes and Gamer Pictures option to the Games Store, as well as the intergration of the XBOX LIVE Arcade to the store, instead of it's old location in the Games blade.

Another new feature in the Games Store are Game Add-Ons, right now the content is pretty limited, but these are basically the XBOX Live version of patches; the Bioshock add-on includes some new Plasmids and Gene Tonics.

No new TV or movie content, yet. Still waiting on those NBC Sitcoms to be delivered direct to my 360.

Some new free themes are also available, most of them from the 'Xbox Originals' area. I added the Fable theme.
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