October 28 Xbox Live update is not as exciting as it seems

Chris Greenhough - Author

Jun. 15 2013, Updated 9:09 p.m. ET

If you fired up your internet-connected Xbox 360 today, you’ll have been asked to download a new system update. But for what, exactly?

Well, firstly, I advise you to calm down, because this does not contain the quite exciting Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm and Zune features. Microsoft blogger Major Nelson reports that those come as part of an Xbox Live update next month.

Sadly, this simply adds WPA2 support for the Xbox 360 Wireless Network Adapter.

In other words, unless you plan to pick up the new 802.11N wireless adapter that’s releasing November 3rd, this update is basically redundant. But I thought you’d like to know.

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