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  1. t.
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    Default Spring 08 Dashboard Update *Rumoured list*

    Found this list of supposed updates coming our way soon. If this list makes it in to the update I'm going to be -very- happy!

    Xbox LIVE

    1. Option to delay sign-in to Xbox LIVE upon booting console (to allow user to set Online
    2. Option to promote Child Account from Family Settings.
    3. Disallow Child Accounts (over 18) to override Family Settings by launching Privacy
    Settings through a title.
    4. Option in Family Settings for Child Accounts to enable child-oriented/non-mature
    5. Introduce a group chat (4) for Private Chat and conferences through Video Chat.
    6. Support to indicate media being watched to gamercard status (video content from
    Marketplace only).
    7. Extend height for Bio field in Personal Profile, easier navigation through text.
    8. More fields present in Personal Profile - recent achievements, interests, games, movies,
    links, custom section.
    9. Compact Personal Profile for new fields (navigating to field will open it up).
    10. Mandatory option to delete duplicate titles from gamercard (excludes Games for
    Windows - LIVE). User disconnected from Xbox LIVE when booting any title until action
    11. Option to remove payment information from gamertag.
    12. New payment methods for international users.
    13. Download History on Account Management better organized - games, genre, type,
    download date, miscellaneous.
    14. Long descriptions of items on Marketplace can be scrolled using right stick.
    15. Better organization of free content on Marketplace.
    16. Option to 'ping' when testing connection.
    17. Allow re-connection to Xbox LIVE if Ethernet cable is re-inserted whilst powered on.
    18. New strip colours available to developers, staff gamercards.
    19. New corner icon available to ambassadors.
    20. Re-introduce Messages button for Inside Xbox updates only.
    21. Option to store up to 10 messages permanently on server (excludes invites, status
    22. Increase character limit for text messages between friends only.
    23. Option to disable invites from non-friends or all players.
    24. Option to disable invites from titles not on gamercard (excludes demos).
    25. Option to have smaller items moved up in Active Downloads.
    26. Automatically re-connect to Xbox LIVE if disconnected unexpectedly (set intervals).
    27. Option to download gamer picture (if available) from a gamercard being viewed.
    28. Display random tips to replace static text on Xbox LIVE and Games blades.
    29. New button on Marketplace for optional dashboard features - uses Storage Device
    30. Option to donate Microsoft Points to anybody with a Windows Live ID.
    31. Option to purchase Membership for charities (includes benefits).
    32. Integrate file-sharing for selected titles on Xbox LIVE and Games for Windows - LIVE.
    33. Disable notifications to friends of user repeatedly signing into service (set period).
    34. Option to see 'snippet' of text message in notification.
    35. Windows Live Mail integration - includes support for Xbox LIVE Vision.


    37. Option to display gamer picture or standard picture as display picture in Windows Live
    38. Support for headset, Xbox LIVE Vision in Windows Live Messenger.
    39. Support for limited 'winks' that display on dashboard interface. Option to disable 'winks'
    and 'nudges' added.
    40. Notifications separate from Windows Live Messenger to Xbox 360 notifications.
    41. Disable multiple languages from being used in any Xbox LIVE editable fields.


    1. Option to delete titles from gamercard with 0 gamerscore and 0 achievements (excludes
    some titles that will be re-added to launch another title).
    2. Organize My Games at the Games Library section better (includes disc-based titles) - sort
    by genre, platform (Games for Windows - LIVE), percentage completion.
    3. Support to display friends leaderboards for disc-based titles.
    4. Show dates of an achievement unlocked when comparing.
    5. Preload Games Library upon dashboard bootup for faster access.
    6. Game updates now shown as items in Memory, increased amount of updates on Storage


    7. Option to delete game updates, removed 'cheat code' as no longer needed.
    8. Support for more titles to display banner when accessing guide in-game.
    9. Option to re-introduce awarded gamer pictures from titles that do not have their own
    re-introduce feature (requires saved game).
    10. Disable gamer pictures from being awarded from trials.
    11. Support for titles to store installation data on Storage Device for faster loading.
    12. Synchronization to achievements offline/online that were deleted and then re-added
    from developers.


    1. Option to hold LT and RT for rewinding/fast-forwarding video content.
    2. Option to delete individual music tracks from storage device.
    3. Option to rip music CD at different quality.
    4. Copy non-protected files (pictures, music, videos) from USB storage devices, CDs and
    computers to proprietary storage devices.
    5. Support for menu, top-menu features on video content downloaded from Marketplace.
    6. Section added for audio delivered through feeds (podcasts). Option to stream, download
    to Storage Device.
    7. Support added for video titles/description to gamercard status.


    1. Option to navigate quickly out of several menus back to respective blade home (applies
    to Games, Media, System).
    2. New blade trim styles added.
    3. Introduce expanded Inside Xbox as a portal to news, weather, entertainment, help and
    community features.
    4. New sounds for various functions (notifications, blades, navigation).
    5. Calibration options for display/sound.
    6. Calibration options for motion sensor devices.
    7. New effects for Xbox LIVE Vision and dashboard background.
    8. Disable changing of Theme when on Memory to prevent 'hanging'.
    9. Preload recent, limited items upon dashboard bootup on Memory.
    10. Faster loading of Themes section on guide.
    11. Option to see what items will not work offline due to DRM license changing from -Joystiq cut off the end of 11-
    12. Option to automatically associate new DRM to items downloaded for free.
    13. Indicate 'charging' status on guide when Play & Charge kit is connected.
    14. Option to change text colours on guide to better contrast some backgrounds.
    16. Language improvements.
    18. Word censor updated for fields.
    19. Privacy Settings/Family Settings updated for new features.
    20. Voice, picture messages can be read at (Gold accounts).

    [Via Joystiq]
    Last edited by t.; 14/05/08 at 13:39 PM.

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  2. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
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    If this is true it would be rather cool, I like most of the things listed here

  3. Microphone is offline #Myk2016
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    Sounds brilliant if its true

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  4. Baldy is offline Wibble Wobble
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    If true this sounds great.
    Another insightful post by Baldy!!

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  5. Nodz86 is offline ____________
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    Its is a good list but its got too much stuff on there to be implemented like all rumoured lists that are released before the official info is out.

    Would eb good if it is true but I'd probably expect 1/3 of it to make it and the rest left for the Fall update.

  6. ExplosiveGoats is offline Car Aficianado
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    Yes, i can erase G.R.A.W and Sonic the Hedgehog, this is awesome

  7. Nige is offline Buy American ....
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    Yeah that list is rather long and I doubt 70% of that stuff would make it in this update but who knows we are talking about Microsoft here lol !
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