Tag Archives: Xbox Live
The Left 4 Dead 2 demo that was available for those who pre-ordered the game, is now available on Xbox Live for everyone. The demo weighs in at a whopping 2gb, so you better start downloading now. The demo features 4 player co-op, of course, just like the last game’s demo did. The game will likely be one of the best sellers this year, at least for co-op games.
A new Xbox 360 system update is rolling out this morning, bringing support for the WPA2 security protocol to the Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter. Owners will be prompted to download the mandatory update when they next sign into Xbox Live.
Microsoft’s Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hyrb stresses that the update does not include the upcoming Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm integration nor the Zune Marketplace 1080p "instant-on" streaming video, which are all scheduled to arrive "later next month."
Recently, there was an analyst report that Xbox Live would likely go up in price from $50 to $00 USD per year. Well, Microsoft has put a stop to these rumors. A MS spokesman told PC Magazine that "I don’t foresee a scenario where we’re going to double the price of Live anytime in the next couple months." This does not mean that the price will not go up next year, of course, if you read the words carefully. Let’s hope not, though.
Sky Player, Sky’s online TV service, will be introduced to Xbox Live in October, Microsoft has confirmed.
Announced in May, the service will allow Xbox 360 owners to access a range of channels and programmes to view live or on-demand.
Microsoft has said that it’s no longer imposing file size restrictions on Xbox Live Arcade games.
In the early days of XBLA game downloads couldn’t exceed 50MB of data, a limit later relaxed to 150MB. Such restrictions no longer exist however, with the likes of Shadow Complex clocking in at nearly 1GB and Command & Conquer 3 Commander’s Challenge double that size.