|8th August 2009, 05:51 PM||#5 (permalink)|
From Microsoft via e-mail
Get Your Hands on the New Update.
Check out all the improvements at:
There will be a mandatory Xbox LIVE(R) Service update on 11 August 2009.
The update will start automatically when you connect your Xbox 360 video
game and entertainment system to Xbox Live on 11 August.
Check out the new updates:
User Ratings - Rate any game content on Xbox LIVE. Plus, sort by ratings
to find games, demos, trailers, and more that have received top ratings.
Account Management Enhancements - Show off how long you've been an
Xbox LIVE Gold member with a stamp on your gamer card�and get a reminder
when your subscription is about to run out.
Avatar Props - You can now equip your avatar with animated items he or
she can carry around and interact with.
Avatar Marketplace - Reflect your sense of style with the new Avatar
Marketplace. Download and purchase premium items, including branded
apparel from fashion labels and Xbox 360 games.
Games on Demand - You can now download full Xbox 360 games over
Xbox LIVE. You can purchase games using Microsoft(R) Points or a credit
card, and download them directly to your console hard drive. No physical
disc is required to play these games.
UI Improvements - Enjoy an enhanced user interface, including
streamlined navigation, new ways to sort your friends list, and a
revamped achievement browser.
Xbox LIVE Parties - Invite your friends to an Xbox LIVE Party more
easily than ever before, and automatically reconnect if you get
disconnected from a party.*
The Xbox LIVE Team
Last edited by Pure Mongrel; 8th August 2009 at 05:55 PM.
|12th August 2009, 04:54 PM||#8 (permalink)|
I did just read games like Mass Effect cost 6000 MSP in Australia, well, it was described to convert to 99$, which is 58€ and utterly ridiculous, as it's quite near the price of a new release.
360 GOD pricing varies by territory News // Xbox 360 /// Eurogamer - Games Reviews, News and More
I think our 30€ is a bit rip off too, like 25€ would be ok, but it certainly is not so far fetched as 58€, or 99 Australian Dollars. I even feel bad for you and this is not sarcasm.
The best thing with this update was the rating system, yet I saw some people had rated MW2, so I think there is one thing that should be repaired...
And what about buying a pair of virtual Adidas shoes? Like 400 MSP, so am I really willing to pay to advertise?
Just now in my desk, under a pile, is Alissa Quart's book "Branded", now it feels worth reading.
|12th August 2009, 06:27 PM||#9 (permalink)|
I hear you mate!
The price of down-loadable games on XBL are ridiculous. Mass Effect of $99.95? I can buy it in store with a manual for $39.
The Avatar Market place is just as over priced. 800 Microsoft points for a light saber my avatar can wiggle about ... That is just stupid.
IGN: Games on Demand: Fair Deals & Price Hikes
These are American prices so at least MS is not biased ... they are ripping off everyone! (Although Mass effect is $20us ... maybe they do hate Aussies?)
On a side note. Nice .sig and avatar Zaxvien
Last edited by Pure Mongrel; 12th August 2009 at 06:35 PM.
|13th August 2009, 06:02 AM||#10 (permalink)|
I got some afterthoughts about this issue, like S'plosion Man is to be patched to have awardables/awardable. So it is not problematic.
Then there was a light saber and Gears of War armor in the avatar marketplace. What would someone think could be great awards for Gears of War 2 or a Star Wars game? - Gears2 armor, light saber.
Maybe the original plan was different, but then someone got greedy?
Does not matter so much, but in a way the overall feeling that I have to pay monthly and what I get is "an online shop with advertisements".