Fall 09 Dashboard Update
Zune, Twitter, Facebook Preview Program Sign Ups Now Open
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Microsoft today announced that sign-ups for the Zune/Twitter/Facebook preview program are now open.

The preview program gives members of the Xbox Live community early access to these new features to test them out before the floodgates open up later on this fall.

If you want to be in with a chance of being accepted on to the program, simply head over to the sign up page on, fill it in and submit your application.

Major Nelson highlighted a few points on his blog, which are as follows:

  • We’re looking for multiple thousands of participants, so your chances of making it in are good.
  • This opportunity is open to all Xbox LIVE Members in regions where Xbox LIVE is available.
  • Just completing the survey does not automatically get you access to the Preview Program. We’ll be making final selections from the completed surveys and send you an email if you are selected.
  • While both Xbox LIVE Gold and Silver members can sign up, Priority will be given to Gold members in the selection process.
So get signing up, what's the worse that could happen?


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Comment #1 by forrgoten soul
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 08:57:04 PM
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sounds like fun

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Comment #2 by Filter x360a
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 08:57:28 PM
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Might have to check this out

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Comment #3 by ErinEsurance
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 09:03:03 PM
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What happened to radio? Is that still coming with this fall update? That was the only new function I was looking forward to.

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Comment #4 by Shaga
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 09:03:28 PM
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already signed up

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Comment #5 by dark lord me
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 09:04:28 PM
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Already signed up hope I get in now I can have Facebook open on 3 screens (PC Iphone X360 )

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Comment #6 by mjc0961
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 09:08:27 PM
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Can I sign up for a program that allows me to not have to download those features? :)

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Comment #7 by Levex817
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 09:15:03 PM
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I dont see what the big deal, never really cared for the whole facebook craze. Probably won't even bother with this.

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Comment #8 by Schism
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 09:16:16 PM
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maybe i should switch to facebook lol

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Comment #9 by Glovesave74
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 09:22:54 PM
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Sounds good.. It'll be nice to get that stuff before all my friends haha.

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Comment #10 by ThaMyth
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 09:23:51 PM
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signed up

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Comment #11 by nWo Member69
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 09:35:27 PM
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just signed up

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Comment #12 by MasterPhoenix19
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 09:42:27 PM
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I agree with #3. Been looking forward to radio for a while now. Sounds like a good update though

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Comment #13 by II KaotiK
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 09:43:38 PM
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Did the last Dashboard Beta, so hoping to do this one and do a preview for my website.


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Comment #14 by asilentboom
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 09:48:52 PM
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I'm only looking forward to the, the other features I could care less about and will probably never use.

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Comment #15 by StolenPaper18
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 09:49:02 PM
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Is the survey not loading for anyone else?

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Comment #16 by Jimbob131190
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 09:52:26 PM
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Signed up already I totally been waiting for this forever

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Comment #17 by The Wyzerd
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 09:52:32 PM
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I hate facebook, i hate twitter i LOVE *exhale*

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Comment #18 by Jimbob131190
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 09:53:34 PM
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@14 Last.Fm is more of an idle thing you cannot play xbox games and listen to it ;P

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Comment #19 by xkrazedklownx
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 10:03:44 PM
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kiss my balls

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Comment #20 by samjustsam
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 10:12:07 PM
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i agree with #17 and others on here. all i care about is if its a radio station, that would be a cool way to listen to and discover new bands that you might like.

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Comment #21 by Tibbs
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 10:17:57 PM
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does it send u a email telling you that u signed up?

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Comment #22 by Cringer85
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 10:30:58 PM
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I want the update already too! Scrap all the other stuff and give us already!

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Comment #23 by Blue Thunder28
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 10:35:50 PM
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Was one of the first to sign up (thanks to Twitter). Can't wait for this update. Hopefully is included in the preview which I don't think it is.. but it'll at least be out for the full update.

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Comment #24 by Acid Mother
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 10:36:35 PM
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Said it before and I'll say it again, this doesn't belong on a game console. I mean, they need to send an email out to validate that it's really you, so you already need a computer, which also means you can already visit all of those sites.

I can definitely see this junk clogging up Live and slowing us all down.

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Comment #25 by Devil Sora
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 10:48:48 PM
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Done and f-ing DONE! Thanks for the heads up Webbmaster

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Comment #26 by toonsage
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 11:26:53 PM
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awesome webby ^.^ was wondering if they were gona do the same as the avatar marketplace preview again =P

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Comment #27 by Dale Denton
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 11:30:14 PM
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Signed up...I use Facebook, but I think Twitter is the dumbest thing ever created...Who gives a shit about what Ashton Kutcher is doing.

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Comment #28 by FRO
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 11:35:19 PM
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great, gay ass twitter and facebook

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Comment #29 by FRO
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 11:36:16 PM
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its pretty sad that people need to facebok while they play xbox

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Comment #30 by L1E
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 11:54:31 PM
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Signed up. Maybe they'll finally introduce avatar awards with this update; I want my 'Splosion Man shirt!

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Comment #31 by xtye
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 11:55:40 PM
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Signed, but after reading that it may brick my 360 makes me a little iffy. So if I want to use it and get picked, I'll have it.

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Comment #32 by masterlink55
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 12:29:50 AM
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Signed up. I'm looking foward to Facebook, but I could care less about Twitter. Why not give us Myspace or Youtube instead??

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Comment #33 by ezekiel 08
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 12:38:55 AM
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Signed up just now. I got into the Dashboard preview, hope I get this one too :).

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Comment #34 by gmadrueno07
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 12:44:34 AM
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already signed up

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Comment #35 by Michael 891
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 12:52:35 AM
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Awesome, hopefully i get in, i did during the august update

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Comment #36 by halofan1989
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 01:01:49 AM
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I agree with #32 100%

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Comment #37 by Seraphim Lloyd
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 01:31:40 AM
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Cant wait for the Zune marketplace on the dashboard. Couldnt care less for the others.

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Comment #38 by xHHx CURT
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 01:33:37 AM
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NOOOOO its not working for me :(

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Comment #39 by Mr Achievement
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 01:38:08 AM
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Thanx for the heads-up... although, I heard on Twitter already!

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Comment #40 by RIISE.
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 01:56:57 AM
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Silly feature


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Comment #41 by WEEJOK
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 02:31:18 AM
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I've signed up to be honest I couldn't care less about having Facebook or Twitter on my 360. sounded good but I've heard you can't listen to it while in game (which would have been great!), so not even that excited by it now as I can just listen to it on my pc if needed. I do wish Microsoft would just release a proper internet browser for the 360 instead of adding all these little apps. Would be cool to browse on my 40" hdtv.

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Comment #42 by harry
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 03:08:08 AM
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I have done it and it was a success!

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Comment #43 by blackout529
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 03:11:08 AM
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@# 32 & 36

Youtube would be a nice addition, but myspace is wack now. You barely hear ppl talking about it.

Hopefully I get in, I just signed up.

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Comment #44 by RobotHacker
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 03:48:16 AM
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Im sitting at my PC wondering, why do I need these on my X360? I can access them already, if I choose, which I dont.

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Comment #45 by blitz7287
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 03:49:24 AM
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that sucks the page wont load up

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Comment #46 by blitz7287
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 03:52:31 AM
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also myspace died years ago.

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Comment #47 by NoMorMrKnifeGuy
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 04:57:05 AM
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microsoft page is gay and i cant do in using chrome!! had to use shitty IE to do it

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Comment #48 by Jappe XBA
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 05:04:37 AM
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Hopefully I get picked :)

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Comment #49 by WogDogg
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 05:06:30 AM
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I don't really understand why some people hate it so much. It's not like you have to pay for it, it'll just be there. I don't see how it can get in the way anymore than the movie bit does, which kinda doesn't you just scroll past it and ignore it if you don't use it. My router broke so at the moment I can't use my laptop and be on Live at the same time, so I think it'll be quite useful at times, really.

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Comment #50 by FromSoftware
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 06:29:00 AM
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Just signed up now
man it asked alot of questions but is worth it :)

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Comment #51 by Rogue Gamer 23
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 06:53:20 AM
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not interested in this update. sorry Microsoft, but this is completely useless.

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Comment #52 by mastershoter
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 07:06:49 AM
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singed up hope i get picked again (:

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Comment #53 by Dark Splank
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 07:08:51 AM
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Last time i checked the xbox 360 was for games... not updating what your doing every 5 mins on failbook and twitter

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Comment #54 by Bullitt Bill
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 07:16:24 AM
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@#31: I was totally up for signing up til i read that it could render your console inoperable. Seeing as I have only recently got it back from being repaired I'll wait till it's released for everyone. Just to be safe!

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Comment #55 by ZLU CORONA
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 07:43:35 AM
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can we have cash instead??

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Comment #56 by Bajan Elite
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 09:06:06 AM
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wow my first comment never showed up...hmmm..well i signed up cant wait

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Comment #57 by SideDish120
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 09:38:08 AM
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Signed up yesterday :)

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Comment #58 by Agent JFG
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 09:50:41 AM
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@#47 Ha, I use chrome and it worked just fine for me.

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Comment #59 by silentbob0
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 09:55:00 AM
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Sign here if you don't care about any of this. Are people really that lazy to just use a PC or laptop to use these? I really don't see any point in these being added to Xbox Live.

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Comment #60 by Streetrunner77
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 10:00:19 AM
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@#59 - AMEN to that

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Comment #61 by m4milo
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 10:30:45 AM
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Done. Did this for the previous preview and got it.

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Comment #62 by KindredPOKER
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 11:49:15 AM
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Instead of doing all of this crap, why don't they just make an internet browser?

I play Xbox to play games, not to social network, if I wanted to do that I'd go on my computer.

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Comment #63 by TheToiletBrush
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 12:16:23 PM
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Twitter is just awful....does anybody use it or look at it? I know nobody that does.

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Comment #64 by oRedBull
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 01:07:47 PM
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i just want it so i can laugh at the people that don't, hopefully it dosen't backfire so one of my friends get it and laugh at me

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Comment #65 by lildevilbmxer
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 01:42:40 PM
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i barely use facebook half my friends use myspace instead of there facebook . and since when did people arent talking about it soo were not goin to use come into use ill only use the twitter for gaming news / x360a news feed i rather have a channel so i go on the forums and what not

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Comment #66 by IEvil IMonkey
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 02:05:08 PM
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Comment #67 by The Lovat Scout
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 02:09:11 PM
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I use facebook all the time so it'll be cool to see how the incorporate it into the dashboard. For everyone else who doesn't care or say Microsoft is wasting their time or blah blah blah, well...why do you even comment? gtfo imho.

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Comment #68 by Mr. Beto
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 02:17:50 PM
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y not?

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Comment #69 by gingerCHRIS123
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 02:18:03 PM
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site has an "error". They always screw up.

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Comment #70 by Mgb5
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 03:18:44 PM
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An internet browser would be cooler but of course social networking comes out before something useful.

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Comment #71 by PunkyV2
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 04:32:13 PM
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i can't complete it, it always says error

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Comment #72 by mgm3494
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 05:57:21 PM
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I got accepted :)

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Comment #73 by XZYOE
Thursday, October 15, 2009 @ 06:26:42 PM
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Wow, fucking awesome. The page to do the survey doesn't even load.

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Comment #74 by MLG=Most Likely Gay
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 10:43:23 AM
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Cant wait for Fuckbook an Twatter.
I dont see a problem with Microsoft doing this stuff, same goes for DLC. People have this notion that they are entitled to so much and I dont know why.

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