Xbox One - The Dashboard Is Currently Absolute Rubbish

ThisisXbox: "The mighty virtually sword-wielding behemoth of a console, Xbox One, launched worldwide on November 22nd shifting well over One-Million-Units in a space of just 24 short hours. That is quite an impressive number given the Xbox 360 for its own launch weekend (2 day) sales was at seventy thousand in the US! Whilst no 'official' review of the Xbox One hardware is or will feature on as we are concentrating on the review batch of launch games for the unit - it is felt that something should be said the Xbox One's current dashboard state and the important features it lacks that make it feel like a step down from the Xbox 360 UI."

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DK_Kithuni_711455d ago ShowReplies(4)
Manic20141455d ago (Edited 1455d ago )

Layout is similar to windows 8 but the user interface different.

Blackdeath_6631455d ago

the layout is a problem. trust me on this you get bored of the black background and the coloured tiles VERY VERY quick and it just becomes a tiresome affair. to be fair on windows when you can change the background to your own wallpaper it isn't as bad but the way it is on windows phone OS is really dull. i don't even think you can have the background in white instead of black on the XBone. hopefully that gets fixed. the lay out is the least of its problems though all the points mentioned in the article are signs of an inherently flawed design

Manic20141455d ago


I agree that the layout is not that great, but knowing MS they will change it every now and then like they did with the 360. I'm guessing by the end of 2014 the Layout and the UI will have some changes which will make a difference in the appearance. Thats one of the features i enjoyed in the 360; it never had a final layout appearance after the launch.

4Sh0w1455d ago

Ha that's not my experience, the dash is great pretty streamlined and works well. I think what micro has done so far is amazing, seems this site is from some spoil gamer who wants everything from the start. The 360 evolved and got better and better, X1 does a lot of great functionality from the start but of course some even more awesome features will come too. Great UI, myself and the whole family spent the first few hrs just messing around with it, and everyone still likes the switching between apps, tv, and games alot.

n4rc1455d ago

Wah wah wah... You guys still bitching about that console you don't have?

Lol... Its slick as hell and im loving it... I hope behind all the hate you guys are enjoying your choice half as much as i am..

Angeljuice1455d ago

The article is from "Thisisxbox", I suppose it must be run by Sony fanboys then /s.

jasona19801455d ago

Yeah ThisisXbox aren't obliged to like absolutely everything haha. The dash feels incomplete, I'm not trashing the console as I love it... but I don't like the UI at all. It's limited.

Whitefire1455d ago (Edited 1455d ago )

Because it is missing a bunch of feature that should be a given for a next gen system. Like sending voice messages, checking battery life, finding recent players, and sending game invites from the OS. It's laughable and it shows what direction the Xbox brand was being pushed.

MasterCornholio1455d ago

Look at the site. They probably have an XBOX One already. The only one whose whining is you.

Blackdeath_6631455d ago

if you are enjoying it then more power to you, doesn't mean its free from any flaws just because you enjoy it. also what reason do they have to hate on a console they named their entire site after???

n4rc1455d ago

I'm talking about the comments.. Not the article..

I never said it was perfect.. I have my own list of changes I'd like to see.. but thr people that dont own one need to give it a rest..

Fz6soldier1455d ago

Pointless debating n4rc, he defends MS as if he worked for them.

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NarcolepZZZZZZ1455d ago

I really don't see the point in trolling anymore. Half the sit in that is untrue or he doesn't understand then. The reason he can't see how much storage he's used is because the Xbox handles that Shit automatically and/or uses the cloud. Avatars are stupid and I always hated them.

SniperControl1455d ago (Edited 1455d ago )

Not having a go, but here is a scenario for you.
You have a non-interchange 500Gb HDD, you have had your X1 for over year now and you have loads of games installed on the HDD, that new FPS is out and you want to download it to your HDD, but it's a 50gb install you want to make sure that you have enough space on there before spending £50 on a game, but you can't as there is no way to check how much space is free, which means you can't delete other stuff on there as you don't know how much of that stuff you need to delete.

Knowing how much space is free is important, I am always moving and deleting stuff around on my PS3 and Vita to make room for new stuff.

Edit: Almost forgot to say, 500gb is actually 470gb and the OS 's will probably reserve 40-50gb for itself.

nategrigs1455d ago

Its not gonna take them a year to realize this is a problem and fix it.........right?

HurstDarkStar1455d ago

I actually didnt know you couldnt look at how much free space you have left in the x1...holy craappp (if you don't understand why that's a big deal then good luck).

NarcolepZZZZZZ1454d ago (Edited 1454d ago )

I totally get it I just don't see why it's a big deal. It monitors your available space and tells you when you're getting low on memory. If you want to uninstall a game then you simply uninstall it. Tada. Problem solved. Nearly everything else, like your game saves are stored in the cloud so I ask again, where is the problem here?

SniperControl1454d ago


But how do you know which game to uninstall?
Do you delete a 20gb game or a 50gb game??

You could potentially only have 30gb spare on the HDD, it makes sense to delete an old 20gb game in order to install the new 50gb game.

Also i doubt the X1 will tell you, that you are running low on HDD space at 30GB.

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n4rc1455d ago

They've already addressed that

External hard drives will be used rather then replaceable internal.. its being worked on... And memory mangement will be added then..

Theyve already stated it wasnt a concern because nobody is using 500gb and there is no need for it..yet

SilentGuard1455d ago

How could MS leave out some basic feaures for the dash of the XBone the 360 has had for years now. Did anyone on the development team behind the XBone spend time using the 360 or were they just winging it?

Whitefire1455d ago (Edited 1455d ago )

The Xbox One wasn't made by gamers.

EDIT: This has been known for a while the people who made the original Xbox and 360 are no longer on the job and it has been given over to the entertainment division. Correct me if I am wrong but that is why it is missing so many features at launch.

BattleTorn1455d ago

This the most legitimate complaint of the X1 UI.

Where is the storage management?

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