NXE to be mandatory update for new games

Tuesday, 3rd March 2009 21:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Microsoft is to include the NXE update in all new game discs.

The first titles to get this mandatory update will be HAWX and MLB: 2K9.

You won’t be able to play them unless you accept the dashboard update that pops up when you insert the disc.

There’s no escape. Welcome to Avatars, unconnected people.



  1. Deanzor

    My Avatar is great. He’s a fat, geeky little nob.

    Accurate, that’s why I like it.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    So can people who have never connected their 360′s to the net download NXE from some other place and stick it on a USB key?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Shatner


    #3 6 years ago
  4. Syrok

    You are breaking the latest comments box, Shatner. ;)

    #4 6 years ago
  5. slayernl

    @ Gekidami
    THAT is exactly my question, because I know a lot of people how have 360′s but don’t connect it to the Internet EVER.
    So they buy a new game and them what?

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    slayernl… It installs from the disc.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. slayernl

    owwwww ok that makes sense but still making something like that mandatory…..
    not cool

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Whizzo

    Is there an actual press release or info from a Microsoft site saying this is happening? A link to a news story on a fairly low profile site isn’t much of a source.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. revolting

    This is nothing new, really. The latest version of the PSP software has been included on game UMDs and enforced upon anyone who wanted to play them since the thing launched four years ago, although obviously storage space requirements for that are slightly less of an issue.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Why would anyone ever not want NXE?

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Tonka

    Unplugs 360.
    Refuses to buy new games

    #11 6 years ago
  12. jnms

    Do the newest Xbox’s come with NXE?

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Len

    I still haven’t got an avatar, just can’t be bothered and don’t see the need tbh. Exit out everytime.

    I am just a shadow of my former self… ;)

    #13 6 years ago
  14. reask

    Bit silly making them mandatory imo.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    Can you actually delete an avatar? It seems a bit retarded having them on my guest account… it’s sure as hell not going to look like whoever is using it unless it gets set up every time.

    #15 6 years ago

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