This is it folks, the complete and official reveal of the new features contained in Tuesday's Fall Dashboard Update. All the things we've discussed before are in there obviously, but there are a few new and scrumptious nuggets to digest as well. Here's everything in a nutshell.
- Xbox Originals: download original Xbox titles directly to your Xbox 360. The first games available will be Crash Bandicoot: Wrath of Cortex, Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge, Halo, Fable, Fuzion Frenzy, and Psychonauts for 1200 points each.
- Xbox Live Arcade Greatest Hits: best selling Arcade titles will be available for permanently reduced prices. The first games available are Bankshot Billiards and Lumines Live for 800 points, and Marble Blast Ultra, Small Arms, and Zuma Deluxe for 400 points.
- Inside Xbox: a direct feed of news directly from Xbox.com to your 360
- Enhanced online profile: share info with Live members using a new bio feature which can be made available to everyone or locked to friends only. Also, you can include your real name in your profile
- Friends of Friends: browse the friends lists of your friends and other Live members
- New Family Timer that lets parents (or wives) limit game time
- New navigation system for the Dashboard with the Game Store and Video Store buttons
- New codec support including DivX and Xvid (yes, you read that correctly)
Head over to Joystiq for some more details.
Mini-update: find a comprehensive list of updates at the Xbox Team Blog.