But I want to watch my pirated films… I mean my backed up films… damn it!
You may have heard recently that a new 360 dashboard update is in the works and it may, just may, bring USB memory support with it. A nice addition in anyone’s books and one gamers with the tiny 20 gb hard drives will likely thank their lucky stars for, but what about the rest? Sure, we’ve got Facebook and Twitter, but Microsoft could do so much more, here’s what we think…
1) Web browser support
This is never going to happen, why would Microsoft give the 360 a web browser when the world is filled with PC’s all running Windows. Microsoft are keen on keeping the 360 a games and film featured device, so get used to looking at websites on your PC.
2) BBC iPlayer
There’s a very good reason the iPlayer will never hit the 360 and it’s not because there’s a conspiricy to keep it exclusive to the PS3. It’s all down to the licence fee and charge Microsoft has on exclusive content on Live. Untill an agreement can be arranged where everyone has access to iPlayer on Live neither Microsoft or the BBC will budge.
3) Use the Hard drive for anything you want
There’s a bit of a strangle hold on the sort of content the 360 hard drive recognises at the moment. This may change with the new update but as it stands moving content around is highly restricted, mainly due to the fact that the big M doesn’t want you sharing out your XBLA games among your mates. Somethings will just never change.
What else could the dashboard do that it doesn’t already? Let us know what you think…