Xbox Live Update Isn't Limited To Just Twitter

The next Xbox Live update will deliver Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm, but, Ron Popeil style, wait, there's more! According to an email from Microsoft, anyway. Get ready for news headlines and dedicated music stores in the Xbox Live dashboard.

Since Microsoft expressly said we're not forbidden from discussing this, why not? U.S. Xbox Live users in the closed preview will see a "News and More" tab in the "Inside Xbox" channel, and it will deliver "a regularly-updated stream of content from MSNBC.com, MSN Autos, The New Yorker and Dilbert.

For rhythm and music gamers, the update will also set up dedicated music stores for Lips, Guitar Hero and Rock Band.

But wait, there's more! "Surprise! - Keep an eye out in the weeks after the preview launches...you never know what might pop up," says the email.


Comments

    Great, for everyone in the US, but how many of these features will be availible in Aus, I'm guessing Facebook, Twitter and that's about it.

    It wouldn't be news we'd want to know anyway so it doesn't really matter.
    Aus news would be "Lara Bingle goes to Coles!"
    and other pointless drivel

      Where?

      When?

      Details dammit... we want details!

    Last FM and the Zune Marketplace will be available in Australia as far as I could understand. When they were originally announced Australia was tagged.

    Owen failed to mention the fact that any non M$ storage units will be disabled in this update. so, if you're using an unauthorized mem unit or a non legit hdd you're screwed! luckily i dont fall into this category but many do because they see the prices M$ set as ridiculous. which they are. i think its a pretty low blow to their customers.

    This is just going to bring more ads.

    The only way of using facebook while playing a game is having a computer next to you.

    I really don't like the idea of this update.

    "For rhythm and music gamers, the update will also set up dedicated music stores for Lips, Guitar Hero and Rock Band."

    I'll be able to see new content on the marketplace again because all this music bollocks will be confined to its own sub-store? HUZZAH!

    cant wate till facebook on xbox

    I would love to see a local weather tab.

    Im on the PReview program, no Last.fm unfortuantely in Aus.

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