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Xbox Live Update Not What was Expected

Filed under: Xbox 360
Posted by Jeremy on January 31, 2006 10:31 AM
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Yesterday, I reported on the impending Xbox Live update. While I was writing the story, the update became available. Today, I booted up our X360 and, sure enough, was asked if I'd like to update my console. After telling my X360, "Sure, why not?", the update downloaded. I have average broadband speed and the download couldn't have taken more than 15 seconds. The console automatically rebooted to intall the update and all was well. The total process probably took 30 seconds. So, what's included in the update?

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According to bit-tech.net the new update is meant more to thwart hacking than to fix bugs.

The bugfixes that are there are minor: better network connections for Dutch players, better accuracy when calculating last time played, more helpful error messages and as well as various unspecified 'improvements' to the Guide.

Going further, gamasutra.com is guessing that the real story behind the update was to seal a security flaw that was discovered via an unencrypted demo disk.

Not listed in the improvements is an alleged fix mentioned by a pseudonymous commenter on the weblog of Xbox Live director of programming Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb: "The true purpose of this update was to halt the progress of the modding community. Their 'demo disk' doesn't work any more."

No matter what you think of this update, you're going to have to apply it sooner or later.






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