Microsoft's Fall Update is supposed to be out already according to the earlier announcements made by Microsoft, but apparently that release has hit a minor snag. Still due for today, the Fall Update that features a wealth of new options should go live at some time later than now.
Microsoft will introduce a brand new Xbox 360 Dashboard tommorrow that promises to once again revolutionize the Xbox Live experience for console owners. A more robust set of features that utilize the Kinect motion controller, as well as a host of entertainment options will launch with the update on December 6th, 2011.
he Electronic Frontier Foundation is taking up a new cause, and lobbying for the exemption of video game consoles to have the same freedoms that were won for the iPhone. The lobbyist group is looking to get the same treatment for smartphones, electronic tablets, and video game consoles as the iPhone has under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Microsoft claims to have had it's biggest sales week in Xbox history riding the momentum of Black Friday. The company has released a statement concerning their sales numbers for last week, where they claim to have sold nearly 1 million (960K) Xbox 360 consoles in the week.
According to numerous reports, the new Xbox 360 dashboard will release early next month, December 6th to be exact. The new dashboard brings about a completely redesigned user interface for Xbox 360 players that is designed to bring the PC, Mobile, and Console together.
Microsoft has been fighting a constant battle with piracy on the Xbox 360. The company which has seen numerous methods fail to impede piracy on the console, may have hit the mark with a recent security update that stop users from playing pirated software on the Xbox 360.
Earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled a new cloud storage feature for the Xbox 360 that would likely be implemented in this fall's dashboard update. The cloud based system will allow users to store save files, and other important system data, that can be accessed without a physical storage device.
Sales figures for the Xbox 360 in the month of October suggest that the company had its biggest October on record heading into the holiday season. The console managed to hold of the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii yet again, holding a 44% share of the overall current generation console market.