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Xbox Live Update Details

Microsoft delivered a nice update to Xbox Live today, giving the online service messaging capabilities. Now, owners of 360 consoles with subscriptions to Xbox Live Gold can send and receive messages. You can send up to 200 messages a day to people on your friends list, and up to 25 to those who aren’t.

Xbox Live Silver users and users can receive messages as well. All users will be able to send, accept, decline and delete friends requests. There’s a handy chart to keep track of it all, if this confuses you.
(via Joystiq)

Also, Gamerscore lists the E3 goodies that will drop on Xbox Live next week:

  • Playable game demos and/or trailers from highly anticipated titles like:
    • Crackdown (Microsoft Game Studios)
    • Dead or Alive® : Xtreme 2 (Tecmo)
    • The Lord of the Rings ™, The Battle for Middle Earth™ II (EA Los Angeles)
    • Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (Capcom)
    • Moto GP™ ’06 (THQ)
    • Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega)
    • Splinter Cell Double Agent ™ (Ubisoft)
    • Test Drive Unlimited (Atari)
    • Viva Piñata (Microsoft Game Studios) 
    • Plus a flood of HD trailers from games that have yet to be announced
  • Call of Duty®2 – New Multiplayer Map Packs (Activision)  
  • The release of UNO on Xbox Live Arcade
  • Game with Fame celebrity gaming sessions with stars like Jenny McCarthy, Method Man and Panic Channel (Featuring Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, Chris Chaney and Steve Isaacs).
  • Play and Win contests with the latest Xbox 360 and Xbox Live Arcade titles
  • Exclusive high-definition blockbuster movie trailer downloads
  • Limited edition E3 Gamerpics and Themes
  • A Backstage Pass to see developers preparing for E3
  • Only Lost Planet is a playable demo on that list of demos/trailers, so don’t get too excited. DO get excited about the line about “games that have yet to be announced”. Of course, so many gamers will be taking advantage of the free Xbox Live Gold for the week that they may not watch the videos till the following week.

    May 3rd, 2006 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Xbox Live, Xbox 360, Xbox, General | no comments

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