Major Nelson has just announced the release of the Fall update for Xbox Live on the Xbox 360. While the update includes several new features, the biggest one is the move from using Microsoft Points to local currency in order to purchase content.
The procedure to get the update is the same as always, simply turn on your Xbox 360 and login to Xbox Live and you should get a prompt asking you to start the the download. After it’s installed, the next time you either go to purchase content or redeem a Microsoft Points card, your points will be converted over to local currency.
The conversion will be done so that you receive “an amount of currency equal to or greater than the Xbox Marketplace value of your Microsoft Points”. And just in case you have heaps of them lying around… Microsoft will also continue to accept the redemption of Microsoft Points cards until further notice.
If you’ve already installed the update and done the conversion, how’d it work out for you? If you’re in the United States it appears to be processed at the rate of $US1 to every 80 MS points.
Saint’s Row IV review scores have been trickling through in anticipation of the game’s release on August 20 (North America) and August 23 (EU). Note it won’t make it to Australia until September 20 though.
You can check the reviews out at MetaCritic, but it’s doing pretty well (83/100 average rating for Xbox 360 at the time of publishing).
Saint’s Row 4 is a game built on over the top madness and the primary idea is to have fun! It is also closely linked to cheat codes, which we have plenty of. So if you’re grabbing SR4, make sure you also check out our cheat code lists below!
Grand Theft Auto V will be released in under two months and what better way to prepare for that momentous occasion than by playing its predecessor – GTA IV? Niko Bellic may not have been the most popular GTA character, but it’s still a great game and definitely worth the $10 Microsoft will charge you to download it from the Xbox Live Marketplace.
If you want to grab GTA IV’s DLC that’s on sale too. You can pick up The Lost and Damned for 400 Microsoft Points, while The Ballad of Gay Tony will set you back 800 MSP. Don’t forget we have a ton of cheats for GTA 4 on Xbox 360 here, and when you get GTA 5 you can find all the cheats for that here.
Starting tomorrow (June 16 for our international readers) through until the end of the month, Assassin’s Creed II will be available as a free download for Xbox Live Gold members.
The freebie comes as part of Xbox’s new “Games with Gold” program which was announced at E3 back in June. Basically up until the time the Xbox One is released (November) all Xbox Live Gold subscribers will receive two free Xbox 360 games per month. It’s similar to the Playstation Plus model except these games are free to keep and play forever (not only as a long as you’re a Gold subscriber).
There’s also various pieces of Assassin’s Creed-related DLC and the season pass for Assassin’s Creed 3 on sale, so make sure you have a look around the Marketplace.
As for next steps what you need to do is: jump on Live, download the game, play it, and check out all our cheats, hints and tips. Enjoy!
Major Nelson has announced that Xbox 360 Public Beta sign ups for the 2013 Xbox Live Update have opened. The update is meant to “improve overall performance” and appears to also convert your Microsoft Points balance into local currency, which is then used to make purchases from the Marketplace (Microsoft previously flagged this change in the lead up to the Xbox One launch).
Note that spots in the beta program are limited, so if you want to participate you need to register ASAP. This year sign up is directly through your Xbox 360 dashboard. Simply look for the Xbox Beta Program tile on the home hub of your dashboard (if it isn’t there, restart your console or refresh the dashboard (hit the Guide button, then RT + Y).
You’ll also need to agree to a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) in order to participate. Check out the full Beta FAQ here for more information (link to go live shortly).
Microsoft has been taking a beating in the media and on social networks over the Xbox One reveal event with many people believing there was too much focus on TV and sports and not enough focus on games.
That said, we are looking forward to E3 in just a few days time where Microsoft has promised it will show more of the gaming capabities of the Xbox One, and hopefully put an end to all the hilarious X1 memes floating around at the moment (a sample of which we have included below).
The next generation Xbox is called Xbox One and was revealed by Microsoft just one hour ago at their #XboxReveal event in Redmond. Technical specs are as follows:
8 core AMD CPU
8 GB system memory
500 GB HDD
802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct
No details on the GPU contained in the Xbox One were given (it ill be combined with the CPU on the same chip though). Microsoft said that the console will be released “later this year”.
Also on display were a brand new controller as well as Kinect 2.0. As for backwards compatibility, given the new architecture of the Xbox One, that is a big no. Your Xbox 360 games will not work on the Xbox One.
There will be a TON more coverage on this over the next few days and weeks, but what are your initial reactions?
Quick reminder that Microsoft will be unveiling the next generation Xbox at #XboxReveal in under 24 hours!
The event will be taking place at 1:00pm ET on May 21 at Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, Washington and will be streamed on Spike TV (for those in the US and Canada) as well as on Xbox Live and Xbox.com (for everyone else). You can see what time that will be for you in our #XboxReveal international timezone table below. Continue reading →
Here at Xbox 360 Cheats we know that you’re Xbox 360 gamers (duh…). That said, we realize that there’s probably a good proportion of you who also play PC games, and that’s why we wanted to give you a heads up on the insane digital games sale that Amazon is currently running – Digital Games MAYHEM.
The main sale page is here and you can check out the full list of games on sale below (with individual links). If you have a PC that’s capable of playing games, we’re pretty sure you’ll find something. So tell your PC gaming friends, and most importantly, enjoy!
Just in case you’ve been living under a rock the last week or so, here’s a quick recap of all that’s gone down in the world of Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar Games’ upcoming and newest title in the record breaking GTA series.
First we had new character trailers for each of Trevor, Michael and Franklin revealed. A clip showing all three is below, and you can also view the others in the GTA5Cheats’ Youtube channel.
Next we’ve had two batches of a dozen GTA 5 screenshots released. Check them out here and here.
And finally, thanks to Rockstar giving some select publishers inside access to a preview version of the actual game itself, we have a bullet-point list of information that was previously unknown/unreleased.