When you log into Xbox Live and then load a game, you'll be automatically prompted to download updates to the game, if they are available.
The system software has access to a maximum of 32 MB of the system's memory, otherwise, known as Random Access Memory.
The updates can be downloaded from the Xbox Live service directly to the Xbox 360 and subsequently installed.
If it matters, the dashboard version is 2.0.14719.0 How do I prompt the XBox to update my games?
How do I tell if a particular game has been updated?
I know they're not updated because, for example, the radios in Portal don't "receive transmissions" ;) The network setup is a little non-standard: I configured my laptop to bridge the XBox ethernet to the household wireless.
But since it downloaded the system updates and confirmed the XBox Live account, I figure that connectivity is not the problem.
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In its infinite wisdom, both Microsoft and Sony released their latest generation of consoles with puny 500GB hard drives, despite a mandate that all games must be installed to be played.
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