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Xbox 360 All Set To Get Social Updates in The Coming Week

Microsoft Corp. has announced that it will be releasing the latest system update to its Xbox 360 for the community of all its Xbox Live members in the next week.

The next update, which is due for the 17th of November, would see the inclusion of the support for some of the popular social networking platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, as well as for the music streaming service Last FM.

Along with this, the new update will further bring Zune video integration to the company’s signature game console.

The Facebook integration will come through the social networking site’s Connect sign-in programme, and it will let the users to see their Xbox Live buddies, and friends added on their Facebook account.

Speaking about the same, the software maker said in a statement: “Using Facebook Connect, you can share your greatest moments in gaming by posting updates and screenshots from supported games directly to Facebook”.

In addition, the Zune-labelled service will dole out instant video streaming in high definition (HD) at 1080 pixels as well as 5.1 surround sound. Moreover, it will also let users to watch movies remotely with seven buddies by employing a virtual theatre setting.

It will further incorporate a Twitter application to allow users to sign in to the popular microblogging service via their consoles.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.