Xbox Live Fall Update Arrives November 1

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The Xbox 360's dashboard will get an overhaul for the second time on Monday, November 1. That's when the big Xbox Live fall 2010 update, complete with Kinect support, will come to Microsoft's console.

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Microsoft confirmed the release date today via e-mail, telling Xbox Live members the mandatory update will "enhance the interface, navigation, and responsiveness" of the Xbox 360, as well as adding new features. Those new features include the addition of Zune Music and ESPN programming to the dashboard. In addition to an update graphical interface, the fall 2010 update revamps Avatars and adds search capabilities to Netflix.

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Video of all those new changes in action can be seen in our video feature of the fall update. A list of less noticeable changes to the Xbox 360 was highlighted by Microsoft last month.

Microsoft expects the mandatory update—you won't be able to access Xbox Live without it—to take five to ten minutes to install.

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Improvement and additions updates are always nice, but come on MS, can you please do the one most important thing regarding xbox live?

That is: Stop doing IP check for your different country stores, allow people, especially grown ups from all around the world who want to spend money on the different country stores to do so.

Its makes no sense at all that as customer who is eager to pay you get locked out of the US store because you have an IP from range in country Z.

There have been borders and stupid wars way too long, then at least many countries realized, hey, we should support international trade, as it brings us money. And now, with the internet age it would be possible to have true propper worldwide insta trading, but no, the media conglomerates are so backwards minded that they don´t see the potential and rather lock out customers who want to pay by setting up virtual borders.

Sorry, has to be said every time one of those services is mentioned until those companies get it, this is the most sucking thing about xbox live, PSN, iTunes and any other content delivery service which sets up those virtual borders.