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snafegeeza
05-15-2006, 09:20 PM
Boris Schneider-john (senior product manager xbox platform and accessories, Microsoft Germany) confirmed today that a massive dashboard update will arrive sometime in May! It will feature a download manager for 6 parrallel downloads in the background. He also mentioned a lot of other features in the update but refused to comment further. The downloads will also run while a game is being played.

Great news but a main concern of mine was, what about people downloading whilst playing online and lagging the game sessions for others. However he put my fears to rest later in the interview.

The user marks a file to download and it is put in an active queue download list. There are 6 slots reserved in that queue. While playing live they will download subsequentially and not parrallel. If your xbox 360 sees there is bandwith available it will boost the download speed up. During online sessions the downloads can also be paused to gaurentee NO LAG. It will also be possible to turn off the console, after powering it back on the downloads will automatically resume, usefull for freezing issues. When a download is finished the user will get the usual message that it has been downloaded and go to the next one on your list.

Good news all round!!!!!! :D

Webb
05-15-2006, 09:32 PM
Sounds good to me. Nice find :D

KilluhKam
05-15-2006, 09:48 PM
yeah 2 bad there's no specific date :(

g4m3r7ag
05-15-2006, 10:46 PM
i say it will be tuesday may 30th

The Perfect Gun
05-15-2006, 11:01 PM
i say it will be tuesday may 30th

15 more days!

snafegeeza
05-15-2006, 11:12 PM
What makes you say May 30th?

Helacool360
05-15-2006, 11:26 PM
This is some good news, nice find:D

mrfunky14
05-15-2006, 11:29 PM
15 more days!

im aiming for mid-june so that if come may 30th its not out, i wont be punching an innocent child in anger. also, i dont trust those Germans
*cough* Hitler *cough*

xfrancox
05-15-2006, 11:33 PM
thats awesome, i cant wait. im so interested to see what else is included in the update.

Webb
05-15-2006, 11:50 PM
What makes you say May 30th?

Well, they said sometime in May and that usually means the last possible day ;)

snafegeeza
05-15-2006, 11:51 PM
You cant really compare boris crought-burger the microsoft gaffer to Adolf shitler can you?

:Bounce::Bounce::Bounce::Bounce::Bounce::Bounce::B ounce::Bounce::Bounce::Bounce::Bounce::Bounce:

Webb
05-15-2006, 11:54 PM
Ha ha. I agree Snafe, that does seem a bit harsh :bow:

mrfunky14
05-16-2006, 12:29 AM
im not saying hes hitler, im just saying the germans dont have the best reputation

snafegeeza
05-16-2006, 12:43 AM
Being American i think you better keep that one quiet :nana

Webb
05-16-2006, 12:52 AM
To be honest, most nations have their crooks, but thats no need to tar the nation with the same brush. I think this thread is going a little off topic, LOL

Where were we? New dashboard, right? YAY!!!!!!

snafegeeza
05-16-2006, 01:07 AM
Your right webbs the update sounds top notch to me, cant wait. :D

Webb
05-16-2006, 01:39 AM
The reason I don't download much from the marketplace is purely because I can't be arsed to wait, LOL

KilluhKam
05-16-2006, 02:28 AM
webb nice 1,111 posts :p

Helacool360
05-16-2006, 02:33 AM
webb nice 1,111 posts :p

Yea congrats Webb;)

Webb
05-16-2006, 03:23 AM
Thanks, either though I've spoilt it now.

I'd just like to thank my mom and my dad <sniffle sniffle>
<wipes tear away from eye>

:p

Sarge McLarge
05-16-2006, 04:41 AM
Good news indeed. Although unless they start putting up more content more frequently on the marketplace I don't really see myself filling up 6 slots too often, but it will be useful for E3 of 07.

k_dog
05-16-2006, 06:15 AM
Ah the Nationality Racisim is killin me...lol

Yay for not stareing at a downloading screen for 1230494902 hours...

g4m3r7ag
05-16-2006, 04:50 PM
What makes you say May 30th?

end of may would indicate the last week of may to me, and since may 29th, the last monday of may, is our observed veterans day, i would then say tuesday the 30th

Psycence
05-16-2006, 04:53 PM
Hopefully it shall be the 30th, thats not so long away ^__^

Flea
05-16-2006, 07:44 PM
im not saying hes hitler, im just saying the germans dont have the best reputation
he maybe related somehow though if you go back far enough everyones related to someone famous

g4m3r7ag
05-16-2006, 07:59 PM
probably not, i seen a thing on the history channel, and theres only 3 remaining descendents of hitler, none of which have kids and are all in their 40's or 50's

snafegeeza
05-16-2006, 08:10 PM
Come on bucking this off topic! Your a little slow today.

Webb
05-16-2006, 09:08 PM
I think it's Buckling too :nana

scoobydiesel
05-17-2006, 03:05 AM
this is the first iv heard of it so i have my doubt of it being in may...but i really hope it is, this sounds very good to me and i cant wait to pounch a kid in rage...i mean dl this update

k_dog
05-17-2006, 06:13 AM
I think it's Buckling too :nana

Ah the irony is killing me inside, I love this forum...