Microsoft updates 360, DOA4

Two updates out for 360 owners; dashboard fix prepares consoles for further updates, DOA4 fix includes option to reset online statistics.


Xbox 360 owners who turn on their machines and load up Tecmo's Dead or Alive 4 may be hit with consecutive loading screens. Microsoft has announced that a new autoupdate for the Xbox 360 is ready and will be downloaded the next time gamers log into Xbox Live. What does the update do? Microsoft doesn't mention anything specific, only saying, "The March 2006 Xbox 360 update will prepare your Xbox 360 console for future system and title updates."

A new DOA4 update is also up, reports Xbox Live director of programming Larry Hryb on his blog Hryb reports that the update will also give gamers the opportunity to reset their online statistics at the time the patch is installed, giving those who have been pummeled black and blue a fresh start. However, other than that option, it's unclear what the update actually does.

Xbox Live has been busy of late, with new demos and customizing options appearing several times a week over the past few weeks. Upcoming files expected to be posted soon include demos of THQ's The Outfit and Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter.

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