Ah happy day! Since the birth of the Xbox 360 I've been waiting for the ability to install my games to the hard drive, and finally my dreams have been realised. Load times slashed, texture pop-in nearly wiped off the map, and a far more fluid experience. All of this awaits you if you choose to install your games on the new Experience OS.
Not having home internet, I've spent the last week searching for a way to update my system through another method, and finally the light shone on me in my search. On some half Korean half English site, I found my answer. I downloaded the patch in a directory folder, shoved it on a usb stick and popped it into my xbox, sure enough it asked for the install permission, and the fun began. My first goal upon completion was to finally try Last Remnant without the disk; Magic.
I gave the game a generous review as it was when I had only played it off the disk, but the HDD playing solidified my review in concrete. The load times were killed and the battles seemed to run just fine after the initial chug.
Its taken nearly three years for this much needed update, but it was worth the wait. For those of you who are just as excited as me, itching to toss in Oblivion once more, or seeing Mass Effect the way God intended it, wait no further. Eat a nice steak, grab a bottle of good wine, and sit down in front of your shrine, and thank the gods of the Xbox universe that you can finally play the way you were meant to.
Cheers All, and Happy Gaming.