Xbox 360 Gets Cloud Storage Bump, Other Updates

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While the focus seems to be squarely on the Xbox One and the New Xbox One Experience lately, Microsoft hasn’t forgotten about the Xbox 360 and has announced a few upgrades for the last-gen console.

After launching an Xbox 360 Preview program a few months ago, Microsoft is ready to roll out some of the new features for the console, and they’re some pretty big ones. First up, starting today owners of the Xbox 360 will have 2GB of Cloud Storage – up from the previous 512MB. As the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program is nearing launch in November, this will make it easier for gamers to transfer their Xbox 360 saved games to the cloud so they can access them from Backward Compatible games on their Xbox One consoles.

Another interesting update is the ability to connect your Xbox 360 to networks that require Terms of Use acceptance — like hospitals, hotels, and other public places). After connecting and an Xbox Live connection test is run, users will be directed to Internet Explorer on their console to login and accept the locations terms of use.

The last big update is the ability to redeem codes straight from messages, which doesn’t seem like a big deal but it’s nicer to be able to just click a Redeem Code button as opposed to typing out a code on the console.

Other updates include changes to the Activity Feed which will allow Xbox 360 users to like, comment, and share friend’s activities, as well as post new messages, watch game clips, view screenshots, and see what your friends are playing on their Xbox 360, Xbox One, or Windows 10 devices. Microsoft Movies & TV and Groove Music have also been added to the Xbox 360 for movie and music enjoyment. As well, if you have a Microsoft account balance, it will show when you are browsing the marketplace.

Are you still using your Xbox 360 on a regular basis? What do you think about the new changes to the console? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

Source: Major Nelson
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