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Fall update to be released tomorrow [Updated] says that Famitsu said that we’re going to get the Fall update tomorrow. This coincides with earlier rumors, claiming the exact same date. The Fall update will contain over 80 additional features including an overhaul for the Xbox Live Arcade and the Marketplace, 1080p and HD-DVD support and more. The report doesn’t say anything about the US and EU release of the update but sources tell us that this is a worldwide release.

Update: WatchImpress has the first pics from the Japanese press conference. WMV streaming via Windows Media Connect, from a CD-R/DVD-R and a USB thumbdrive has been confirmed. Pics after the jump.

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Microsoft will release its “Fall 2006 System Update” on 31.10.06 in Japan, according to a Famitsu report. The update is free and available to all Xbox Live members.

The update, among other things, improves Xbox Live Arcade and Marketplace functions, provides 1080p support, adds a start menu for XNA-developed games, adds HD-DVD player support and over 80 additional functions.

Microsoft is holding a press conference in Japan at which additional information will be provided.

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Comment by luis on 2006-10-30 12:14:22 | Reply

sweeeeeet, 1080p.. my dell 20″ supports it but my 32″lcd says no =[

Comment by BadIronTree on 2006-10-30 12:17:31 | Reply


Comment by ninja on 2006-10-30 12:35:56 | Reply

those pics in the marketplace arent bright enuff and there bad pics as well

Comment by Mikeawesome on 2006-10-30 18:37:20 | Reply

The image is being take off a projector.

Give it a break.

Comment by DSK UK on 2006-10-30 20:26:52 | Reply

i see now pics for the marketplace, i only see a pic for the xbox live arcade and the media blade

Yeah we had another image before the update that showed off the new Marketplace graphics, Ninja is commenting on that. I think it’s because the buttons with the images on it weren’t highlighted.

Comment by Mike NL on 2006-10-30 12:46:55 | Reply

PLEASE add Divx/Xvid support ;)

Comment by luis on 2006-10-30 14:38:18 | Reply

haha it will never happen

Comment by Kate Loire on 2006-10-30 12:48:09 | Reply

Typical! Im sending my xbox back tomorrow for a repair. >:C

Comment by PaulWillocks on 2006-10-30 13:06:55 | Reply

Your not the only one! :(

Comment by Kate Loire on 2006-10-30 13:19:40 | Reply

*weeps with Paul* lol.

Comment by PaulWillocks on 2006-10-30 15:09:40 | Reply

:( its typical, I buy all the latest games, the new dash update is nearly available and my 360 goes and dies.

Microsoft has a bad habit of releasing things when your Xbox is broken, I missed Texas Hold’em Poker for free :’(

Comment by ExpandedFlame on 2006-10-30 17:04:43 | Reply

YEA! I just had my power brick burn out from an electrical surge!! and this comes out :(
a friend of mine works at vodaphone with a whole team of technicians working for him, he said they can fix it for me tho.. gotta wait a couple weeks :(

Comment by The M.A.R.T. on 2006-10-30 12:54:38 | Reply

Now I want the Dell 24 inch 1920 x 1200 screen real bad :)

If this update isn’t an international release, Major Nelson might not want to go outside for a few days. Anyone remember what happened at the Spring update, where every comment was about the bloody thing? It won’t be pretty.

Comment by InsaneBastard on 2006-10-30 15:01:32 | Reply

Larry won’t mention this until it’s released this time. Of that you can be certain ;)

Comment by A on 2006-10-30 13:02:40 | Reply

Anyone think they wall bann 360’s who has been firmware hacked?

Comment by PaulWillocks on 2006-10-30 13:07:54 | Reply


Comment by Chris on 2006-10-30 15:42:07 | Reply

they already started, it was on kotaku a few days ago

Comment by A on 2006-10-30 13:08:50 | Reply

hopefully not

Comment by SomeGuy on 2006-10-30 13:14:26 | Reply

hopefully yes.

Comment by Neg1 on 2006-10-30 13:17:22 | Reply

I hope this means that the wireless headset ships on the 1st and not the 7th :)

Comment by A on 2006-10-30 13:27:01 | Reply

360 modding rules

Read this, your ass is going byebye.

Comment by PaulWillocks on 2006-10-30 15:10:21 | Reply

Haha nice. :)

Comment by Wekko on 2006-10-30 13:34:49 | Reply

Please let them put fastforward in the Music Player….

The headset is already out in austraila, and yep it seems to not work without the fall update

Comment by hackthatboxyoupussys on 2006-10-30 13:37:59 | Reply

xbox360 hacked boxes will be safe as microsoft dont have a clue what theyre doin. OWNED

Comment by Chris on 2006-10-30 15:41:21 | Reply

wow your an idiot, you do realize they started banning hacked xbox360’s right?

Comment by A on 2006-10-30 13:45:00 | Reply

lol it will be ok i will just buy a new box, plus its worth it all games £1.60 so whatever

Comment by Stonie on 2006-10-30 13:53:31 | Reply

And it is people like you why Devs cannot be bothered to make games special these days and why we suffer for content in the same way, congratulations to you….

*slow claps*

A new Xbox 360 costs you 400 bucks, that’s roughly around 7 or 8 games. Then there’s the mod, the effort you have to put into downloading and burning your stolen copies. All in all modding is about as expensive as buying stuff legal.

Also: I suggest you stop advertising piracy if you want to continue visiting this site.

Comment by Bongor on 2006-10-30 14:37:39 | Reply

Not eeryone mod their 360 to play pirated games. I’ve purely done it to backup my games and play the backup copies. This way the kids can not screw the originals. I could download ISOs at 7gig a piece but why would I waste my bandwith for a week as I’ll have to upload as well.

hopefully they fixed the language problem in belgium.. (we see 3 languages mixed on our dashboard, french banners, french featured downloads english dashboard but dutch description, we flemish people prefer dutch or at least english only)

Comment by wirbowsky on 2006-10-30 15:06:13 | Reply

Well, i am a french speaking belgian and i also prefer to have english :) (maar ik ga akoord om mijn nederlands te verbeteren door de xbox :) )

Comment by Xenn0X on 2006-10-30 14:15:19 | Reply

Hope xvid support is added. no more transcoding to mpeg. but i don’t think ms will allow it.

Comment by Chris on 2006-10-30 15:45:34 | Reply

They said they’re still considering it but i dont think its coming in this update probably q2 2007’s update….. its more a licensing issue than anything else, but i have a feeling they arent pushing as hard for it since the ps3 isnt gonna have xvid or divx either. Though i really hope we see more support for codecs ont he 360 extender in one of these updates.

Comment by Brian360 on 2006-10-30 14:33:34 | Reply

Microsoft will just start adding the update to future game.So you modders have no way out

Comment by alk3 on 2006-10-30 14:45:27 | Reply

so what if the games require the fall update, has a SINGLE person yet confirmed that this update will re-flash the dvd drive, as i’d like to see how it’s done personally. Reflashed everytime i boot up the 360? Yeah….

Everyone was bricking it with the previous update.. de ja vu, cos we heard all the talk before. and guess what. Nothing happened. It’s all speculation. And as for the worlds first and only banned 360 LIVE member, check out his achievment list. If he isn’t using saved game hacks of some sort to get some of those points then he must be pretty darn good. And rich

Comment by soul2soul on 2006-10-30 14:48:18 | Reply


Comment by Glenn on 2006-10-30 14:58:56 | Reply

Movies via Connect, usb, AND CD-R!? THATS WOW! :D

Comment by mazheq on 2006-10-30 15:01:22 | Reply

of course it is cool, but not in wmv format as we can see it is done from the screens

Comment by InsaneBastard on 2006-10-30 15:05:03 | Reply

Eh…what are you talking about? It says .wmv in the pictures. Are we looking at the same pictures?

Comment by mazheq on 2006-10-30 15:08:05 | Reply

yes, I was just wondering where can we get (have to convert again?) videos in .wmv format to eatch them normally on our 360s from Cd or connect.. that’s sad there is no xvid support as it was in good ol’ modded first xbox :)

Comment by InsaneBastard on 2006-10-30 14:59:55 | Reply,62414,0,0.html

use to translate.

Comment by Brian360 on 2006-10-30 15:22:06 | Reply

If you also check on this websites pictures (WatchImpress) there is a picture of the HDD storage showing 59.5 GB so does this mean microsoft is going to release a 60GB HDD???

Its is prob from a Dev kit. They have larger HDD.

Cant wait for more info on this update! :)

Comment by Studley on 2006-10-30 15:37:13 | Reply

XNA start menu, sweeet.

Comment by Chris on 2006-10-30 15:46:35 | Reply

hehe i know some of these xna games are looking kinda sexy actually im suprised, im a programmer and gotta say its kinda nice seeing games that are homebrew, but i’ve seen a few with actually good looking graphics too hehe

Comment by Chris on 2006-10-30 15:40:22 | Reply

GIVE US DIVX/XVID SUPPORT hehehe… i love the fact they added usb/cd video support it does appear they are listening to my bitching hehe :)

Theirs nothing wrong with WMV, their inherintly small and great quality (hello the hddvd vc-1 codec is wmv and its spectacular) … its just encoding WMV’s takes a while, and xvids are kinda available everywhere lol

Alk3: substandard features that should have been their since day 1? LOL let me guess…a sony fanboy? Eventually features have to be locked and the box has to ship, the fact that microsoft develops and continues to FREELY release upgrades for the units is spectacular, how can you bi*ch about free upgrades that add features?

Comment by Chris on 2006-10-30 15:47:16 | Reply

i hope they add support to move videos from/to the usb

Comment by Raptor on 2006-10-30 16:10:08 | Reply

Just to clarify VC-1 is NOT WMV, its the inverse. VC-1 is an SMPTE standard which WMV3 (windows media 9 codec) implements. So VC-1 is an entire standard that WMV takes part of an implements.

I’ve had DIVX/XVID support on my 360 since Transcode360 came out about 8 months ago.

Comment by mazheq on 2006-10-30 16:02:59 | Reply

of course you had, via xp media center edition :)

Comment by A on 2006-10-30 15:57:53 | Reply

Well hopefully they wont bann our xbox’s and if they do its still ok free games for offline so whatever

Comment by DrDeath 013 on 2006-10-30 16:04:28 | Reply

No, hopefully they will.

A: This is your last warning. Stop promoting piracy or get IP banned.

Comment by InsaneBastard on 2006-10-30 17:47:53 | Reply

What good does that do? In Sweden where I live, the majority of users get their IP’s via DHCP. The number I use today could be used by someone else tomorrow.

I have no problem at all sending IP-logs to ISPs, and I have had several people disconnected by their provider before.

Apart from that I don’t mind banning an entire subnet if need be ;)

Comment by Brian360 on 2006-10-30 16:51:57 | Reply

ban his ass

Comment by hackthatboxyoupussys on 2006-10-30 16:21:37 | Reply

piracy is bad!
getting free games is a sin

whoo hoo

Comment by PaulWillocks on 2006-10-30 16:39:30 | Reply

Cheap ass

Comment by audiolab on 2006-10-30 16:25:53 | Reply

yep modders spoil it for all of us

Comment by t12 on 2006-10-31 10:21:27 | Reply

Uhh yeah… Use XBMC for xbox THEN tell me modders spoiled the original xbox. Just wait till the 360 runs unsigned code! happy days!

Comment by Netcruzer on 2006-10-30 16:56:22 | Reply

Looking forward to this update. I havn’t been able to use Transcode360 since upgrading to Vista RC2. It will be nice to convert to WMV and use Media Connect instead of Media Center as a temporary work around, at least until Vista is fully released.

I wish i could, bloody pal 360s are locked out until the next version of vista at least

Comment by Dubblek24 on 2006-10-30 16:58:34 | Reply

Group Video Chat!!!!!!

Looks like I’ll be adding in code for video podcasts into XB Stream :) Expect XBS version 1.4 tomorrow/wednesday if the dashboard is out tomorrow.

Hehe be careful not to make any servers explode in the process ;)

Comment by Alan on 2006-10-30 17:24:45 | Reply

I’m looking forward to this update.

Comment by Glenn on 2006-10-30 17:59:37 | Reply

Make it 2

Comment by Studley on 2006-10-30 18:04:11 | Reply

OXM reckons it’s out already - although they’re wrong


Steaming WMV… hmmm
JohnnyEnglish: Online Xbox Dashboard - Watching dirtyslappers.wmv

Comment by jimskin on 2006-10-30 18:55:37 | Reply

wouldn’t they have anounced an update for tommorow if this were true?????

Comment by Lotus 111s on 2006-10-30 19:46:17 | Reply

Bugger me looks like they fixed loads of faults/glitches and added a host of goodies. Damn good to see this sort of support.

Comment by hackthatboxyoupussys on 2006-10-30 21:15:05 | Reply

Roll on PS3

Comment by Taggsta on 2006-10-30 22:49:19 | Reply

Cant wait to try it out on my Dell2405 monitor, should be sweet.

Comment by Tucky on 2006-10-31 01:52:20 | Reply

PS3 wont match the 360 let alown beat it, thats if its ever released!!

Comment by Glenn on 2006-10-31 08:03:15 | Reply

agreed :D

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