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Submitted by -Mezzo- 1211d ago | opinion piece

Why Didn’t Anyone Use Facebook or Twitter on the Xbox 360? In a Word, Screenshots.

Kotaku - I am an inveterate Twitter-er, with the second-most Tweets of anyone on Kotaku's staff. I'll interrupt a game to bash out a 140-character punchline to something that just happened or occurred to me in one. It's just my nature. After locking myself out of my bathroom and resolving the matte (Xbox 360)

OneAboveAll  +   1212d ago
Because the dashboard is a sluggish, ad riddled piece of crap?

(Generation 2 360 dash is still the best!)
EVILDEAD360  +   1212d ago
You clearly don't own the current dash if your pretending it's anywhere close to sluggish and ad riddled when there is simply a small box that says ad that you literally have to click on to see the ad.

But nice try though..

I'd honestly use Facebook and Twitter through my 36 mostly to see the pics. But, if your already watching TV or on your Xbox it is a simple way to check your stuff without opening turning on your desktop or laptop.

OneAboveAll  +   1211d ago
Been in the new dash beta for a while now. You clearly must be blind if you don't see all the ads on the dashboard.

And yea, it is slow. The boot time has increased dramatically since the last dash.

Nice try... bro.
Virus201  +   1211d ago
It's N4G, the first rule on this site is to never say anything good about the Xbox 360 and never talk about Wii and PC. I see no problem with the dashboard and people just overreact about the ads. In the last dashboard layout, the ad was only in the bottom right corner** and people on this site said that the dashboard was "full of ads". All that negativity has built a reputation for this site of being a PS3 fanboy's site. I just come for the news and leave.

insomnium2  +   1211d ago

Yes this site has always been and always will be only for PS3 fanboys. Could you please leave us alone now?
Blacktric  +   1211d ago
Hey EVIL do you know when or if we'll see a new Banjo Kazooie game? I'm asking because you're clearly a part of Microsoft's PR department so you may have some info on that.
maniacmayhem  +   1211d ago

You mean all the ads that market what is actually available on Live? Because besides the small little box in the corner that sometimes advertises something else those are the only ads I see.
Nice try to you also though.

But I do agree that the boot time for the new dash is slow, so I guess we can agree on one thing.

And how come whenever Evil says something positive about MS /360 he gets labeled as a PR person. Is it not allowed on this site to have a personal preference of a system?
MaxXAttaxX  +   1211d ago
Because the only reason people pay for XBL Gold membership is for online play.
Time to admit it.
Shadonic  +   1211d ago
derp ads :>?
dboyc310  +   1211d ago
Because we already have access through our phones or any mobile divice. I mean even if we didn't have a mobile device I think the computer is everyone's go to choice. If we didn't have a computer then i guess i could rely on the xbox but clearly that isn't the case.
Blaze929  +   1211d ago
I thought it was cool to see who from your Facebook friends had an Xbox LIVE account and vise-verse. But loading it was just a waste of time. If it was streamlined somehow, then great
blue_cheese  +   1212d ago
because its a gaming im not addicted to facebook or twitter so i could stand not checking or using either while im gaming. now ask me about netflix or hulu and i will admittedly say i am addicted, sometimes choosing one of the two over playing a game.
kingPoS  +   1211d ago
I feel you on that. Sometimes the first thing I do when I turn on my ps3, is fire up the web browser.
manman6  +   1211d ago
The reason why no one use the app was because they could their phone which probably always on them. Why waste time using the Xbox app when you could be playing game on the Xbox and be on Facebook on your phone. AT THR SAME DAMN TIME.
attilayavuzer  +   1211d ago
Cause typing with a controller sucks...maybe with smart glass
HappyWithOneBubble  +   1211d ago
Consoles are for gaming and that's all they should be for.
Hufandpuf  +   1211d ago
What about music, movies, pictures? I play music from discs, watch dvds, and view pictures on my console so why should they not keep improving the machine?
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SkyGamer  +   1211d ago
The beta won't let me access facebook or twitter. Did they take those out? Curious if others are having similar problems...
DOOMZ  +   1211d ago
Becase it now has EXPLORER & you can just make it a favorite!
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hkgamer  +   1211d ago
havent used it myself since i barely touch my 360 and dont use twitter, but i am guessing it is not convinient enough using a control pad and you cannot tweet midgame. i am guessing most of the time when your xbox is on you are going to have a game in.

the wiiU should be able to get this right and so will the next sonu and ms console. twitter at the moment is a nice addition, i guess it is bett than not having it.
VTKC  +   1211d ago
because when people switch on their xboxes, their intention is to play video games. Not go on facebook or twitter.
Psychonaughty  +   1211d ago
Next time Microsoft, actually find out what 360 gamers want, I don't remember anyone asking for facebook and twitter on the 360...
Hicken  +   1211d ago
Oh, they didn't do it for 360 gamers. They did it for all the people they got to buy a Kinect, all the casuals out there who are addicted to social stuff.
ShaunCameron  +   1211d ago
If I never cared for them on my desktop, why would I care for them on my XBox 360?
SITH  +   1211d ago
My iPad was 100% quicker and easier to use than a Xbox dashboard for twitter and Facebook.
Smokingunz  +   1211d ago
Because u were extremely limited. You couldnt even send and recieve messages, let alone chat.
miacosa  +   1211d ago
Hidden behind a pay wall which is ludicrous given this point in time and there is no justification to earn it. These versions of the apps do not even deliver a good full experience of the social applications. Everything that is either attached or embedded doesn't work because Microsoft refused to have a browser that would make these applications work correctly. Now with the introduction of IE with the newest dashboard update they may but its way too late. Again why pay for something that is 100% free everywhere else and likely works way better than these apps will ever on a xbox but I guess options are never a bad idea.
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Wolfbiker  +   1211d ago
Wii U should have cool social integrations.
StreetsofRage  +   1210d ago
The 360 dashboard takes care of my every need. I use it for for my tv shows and movies with Netflix and HBO Go. Living in the USA and being a soccer fan, I don't get games from La Liga or Barclays league over here, at least not all the time...the ESPN app gets me all my favorite teams to watch like Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Barcelona all for free. But I never used twitter or facebook for it. Besides, Facebook is a dying fad.
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