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Xbox Live Fall Update Drops Tomorrow 78

Game|Life has a rundown on the Fall Update for Xbox Live. In addition to the Friend of a Friend feature we discussed last week, you'll also be seeing the first of the Xbox Originals download titles, a few Arcade games will be a bit lower cost, and a new 'family timer' option will let parents put caps on service use time. "You'll also be able to expand your bio, providing more detailed information about yourself to the Xbox Live community ... apparently I wasn't the only one going blind trying to watch those itty-bitty move previews, because now you'll be able to see them full-screen. The update also comes with "enhanced video codec support," which means that your DivX and Xvid files will play on your 360." Remember, if you don't want everyone seeing the folks on your Friends List you need to change your settings now. Plus, everybody should snag Psychonauts; make Tim Schafer a happy man for Christmas.
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Xbox Live Fall Update Drops Tomorrow

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  • Psychonauts (Score:4, Interesting)

    by hansamurai ( 907719 ) <> on Monday December 03, 2007 @01:21PM (#21561403) Homepage Journal
    I started playing Psychonauts this weekend (on the original Xbox) and my God, is that a great game. I used to play Monkey Island and Full Throttle when I was younger so I don't know why I ignored this game for so long. Everything about it is awesome. Great graphics, great voice acting, great story, amazing level design. I put in about 12 hours this weekend and had to struggle to stop last night. I seriously have to recommend this game to just about everyone. Right now it's free on Gametap through the end of the year but you can also find it on Steam and now Xbox Live. I bought a copy from a friend for cheap and it's been worth every penny.
  • by Nerdfest ( 867930 ) on Monday December 03, 2007 @01:25PM (#21561471)
    TVersity (for windows boxes) is quite nice too. I've tried a couple under Ubuntu and Suse, and all are better than the crippled Windows Media Connect software and Media Player 11. Tversity is the best I've seen though, wish they had a Linux version.
  • by antifoidulus ( 807088 ) on Monday December 03, 2007 @01:50PM (#21561771) Homepage Journal
    They are telling you not to use XP as well. I decided to investigate this, and found a little nugget of typical Microsoftness from wikipedia:

    Windows 2000 and Windows XP can read and write to FAT32 file systems of any size, but the format program on Windows XP can only create FAT32 file systems up to 32 GiB. The format program with Windows 2000, however, can in fact create FAT32 file systems larger than 32 GiB.

    So they could do something in an older version of the OS that they cannot do in the newer?! Thats....Microsoft :P

    As an aside, why are they even using FAT32 at all? There are better alternatives out there, and does Microsoft even use FAT32 for XP/Vista partitions anyway? I thought they used NTFS or some variant.

Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.