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360 TID officially dubbed the Chatpad

Formerly known as the TID (text input device), the thumb board, and "that thingy," the Xbox 360 controller keyboard has received an official name. In the Spring Update help document (found by clicking the "Learn More" ad block on the Marketplace blade) the device is referred to as the Chatpad. Now...

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Engadget has fun with 360's new video codecs

One of the less publicized additions in the Xbox 360 Spring Update is a handful of new video codecs. Mention the word "codec" however, and you can be sure that the folks at Engadget are paying attention. The new dash update brought with it some spiffy high definition codecs and Engadget has given...

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Dash Update springs onto Live

If you've turned on your Xbox 360 today, you should already have the Spring Update for the dashboard. We spent some time fiddling around with it, looking at the new features. The Xbox Live Marketplace blade is more or less exactly the same as the old Marketplace, though a few things have been...

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Fanpoll: will you use 360 instant messaging?

With all this hubbub over the spring update, we felt it time for a new fanpoll. Despite the revisions to achievement notifications and Xbox Live Marketplace, Live Messenger integration is definitely getting the most media play. As such, we thought it would be a good idea to gauge public interest in...

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Greenberg talks 360 Live Messenger

Speaking with Gamasutra, group product manager for Xbox Live, Aaron Greenberg, laid down some new specifics regarding the new Live Messenger functionality coming in the spring update. First, and most importantly, the service will be completely free to both Gold and Silver members. Big surprise,...

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