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Xbox Live 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 update information[edit]

It would be a really good idea to add information about Xbox Live 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 as these are not well-documented outside of these old IGN articles:



The initial service, Xbox Live 1.0, was launched in 2002, with the 2.0 and 3.0 updates coming out in 2003 and 2004 respectively. Newly released games could take advantage of those features. These are really fascinating and many of these features are not well-documented. I'd be happy to help with providing further information into these topics.

Xbox Live 1.0 Features:




-Content Download

Xbox Live 2.0 Features:

-Xbox Live Now, A feature that allowed players to access friends, voice calls, and account information from the Xbox dashboard. Included with one of the Xbox dashboard updates, I'll get the exact version.

-XSN Sports, a feature that integrated Microsoft-produced sports games with a website (http://xsnsports.com) that allowed players to view realtime stats, join tournaments, and leagues. I'm also seeing an app called XSN Sports Messenger, but it isn't available for download on the Internet Archive. Going to see what I can do to get this.

-Live Web, a web version of Xbox Live that allows players to check their friends online status and access "custom" web experiences provided by game developers. Appears to be an early version of the Xbox Live website, located at (http://www.xbox.com/en-us/live/mylive/default.htm). (xbox.com/live )

-Xbox Live Alerts, a feature that would allow users to get alerts from Xbox Live even when they are not using their console. It was available on MSN Alerts (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Live_Alerts) enabled devices. More info here: https://web.archive.org/web/20051001082655/http://www.xbox.com/en-US/alerts/alertsintro.htm

Xbox Live 3.0 (Tsunami) Features:

-Clans: A guild/clan system, utilised by 21 Xbox titles (including Halo 2) (https://web.archive.org/web/20040203202217/http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/about/Article-V2-GuideToClans.htm)

-Competitions: An in-game tournament system, meant as a replacement for the previous XSN Sports system for future titles

-Online Content Swapping: An Xbox Live-integrated way for games to host custom player-created content for others to download

-Level Playing Field Technology: Features to identify and reduce cheating in online matches

-MSN Messenger Integration: A feature to allow for viewing friends lists, statuses, and notifications within MSN Messenger (https://web.archive.org/web/20040623065044/http://www.xbox.com/en-us/live/about/features-messenger.htm?level1=enuslive&level2=highlights1&level3=tsunami)

-Voicemail: The ability to send voice messages via Xbox Live Now

-Videomail: A promised feature to send video messages to Xbox Live friends, never implemented

-Video Calls: Video calls through the Xbox VideoChat app (only ever made available in Japan, but announced for late 2004 for the US)

-Arcade: Xbox Live Arcade was a part of the 3.0 update

Not part of any particular update, but it's worth. mentioning Xbox Live Prime Time (a scheduled gameplay night program): https://web.archive.org/web/20040222030757/http://www.xbox.com/en-us/live/events/online-primetime.htm

Going to keep using this section for posting research until I'm able to write up an article for it and publish it to the page itself.

Casuallynoted (talk) 19:58, 9 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

 Not done: @Casuallynoted: I'm going to procedurally decline this request, as edit requests (see WP:Edit request) are generally for much simpler changes, or simply to ask other editors to replace/amend some current text with new text. Your points here, however, are well taken and I think wholly reasonable and sensible. If you could write some suggested article text, rather than just a list, feel free to open the edit request and it can be added. Or—even better—wait a couple days until you are automatically given the confirmed permission, at which point you can add the material yourself! Good luck with your research in either case. Cheers, Ovinus (talk) 20:59, 9 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Proposed merge of Xbox modding into Xbox (console)#Modding[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
Closed as merge. - Cukie Gherkin (talk) 18:51, 14 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Article is mostly WP:OR. Any slight extra info can easily be added to the article on the console without being undue. ᴢxᴄᴠʙɴᴍ () 05:25, 31 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

a merge sounds in accordance to policy to me. Blitzfan51 speak to the manager 19:04, 31 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Support. Xbox modding article as it stands does not seem like an article suitable for Wikipedia, for both its sourcing and formatting. Merko (talk) 21:36, 1 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Support barely any substantial information. It could even be deleted altogetherBlue Pumpkin Pie (talk) 14:44, 2 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support, but just delete it. The article is supported primarily by weak sourcing, no need to mention beyond, perhaps, that the Xbox can and has been modded. - Cukie Gherkin (talk) 18:13, 2 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Zxcvbnm: @Merko: @Blitzfan51: Do any of you object to Xbox modding being deleted? If not, I will put it up as a proposed deletion. - Cukie Gherkin (talk) 05:22, 14 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]
I don't really see a reason to delete it, it's a valid search term. It would literally redirect to the "Modding" section in the Xbox article making it the most accurate redirect name wise. ᴢxᴄᴠʙɴᴍ () 05:51, 14 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Agreed with Zxcvbnm, can stay as redirect Merko (talk) 08:29, 14 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]
The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

it is essential to add a category "Discontinued video game consoles" — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:21, 4 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Mentioning Insignia, the Xbox Live replacement servers[edit]

It's worth adding the mention of Insignia, the Xbox Live replacement server, under the section "Discontinuation and Successors", alongside the mention of Xlink Kai. This brings back the proper online functionality of the console

Here is the link to the Insignia Wikipedia page:

Insignia (Xbox) Knead4speed (talk) 01:25, 25 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]