Microsoft has addressed concerns about how themes purchased previously through the Xbox Live Marketplace will look with the new update and released some concept shots of current themes in place.
Now this looks pretty cool. I like it, looks better with the new update, with the one now you cant really see the background with all the stuff it has in front. I'm getting excited about this new upgrade. Cool Stuff.
It looked too plain before but this looks cool.
Looks like Playstation.
At first I wasn't really digging the new layout much. The existing method works great. But after seeing the video and some of the newer themes I'm really starting to get into it. It has most of a "Windows Media Center" feel to it... and why shouldn't it. The Xbox 360 is a perfect example of a Windows Media Center box. It does everything. You can easily replace all your set top boxes with a single 360 console, with the exception of my surround sound unit.
This answers my early question some where els on n4g.
Microsoft's new Xbox update looks to be very bland in comparison to what Dark Sniper has on his PLAYSTATION®3. Once again, Microsoft follows suit to being imitators and not innovators. With their pale showing at E3, expect Sony to Xross out Xbox 360 as another one of their victims. Nintendo 64 Sega Saturn Gamecube Xbox Dreamcast [Xbox 360] $niper
And how is that trophy support? Inovative, is it?
yep because in trophies u dont get points for doing something and its a trophy not some letters that say u have unlocked something so ya it is inovative
Darksniper you still alive man? I was certain you died after FF13 was announced for Xbox 360! Glad to see you haven't changed a bit! :) On topic: I was pretty confident you could change the backgrounds, and this confirms it. So alls cool, 360 win!
It's one thing we possibly "imitated" what did microsoft bring to e3 that was innovative? oh, nothing. Just pure imitation on every item they discussed. Have fun BUYING your themes while we get free themes and have the ability to make our own themes. I definitely don't see M$ allowing you to make your own themes, just like the lack of 3rd party accessories...laugh.
Sniper, go play in traffic or something more useful than your ridiculous whining. The current blades on Live dash are already better looking than your Commodore 64-looking POSN. The new Live Experience is even nicer looking than the blades. What a tool.
its good to see that this update is backward compatiable unlike some *cough* trophies *cough*
Your talking about a small file Vs actually game code that requires the developers input. You understand what a foolish comparison you just made right? o_O
But why are you on here reading a 360 news piece? Don't you bash enough 360 news yourself? Ironic isn't it?
You do realize that it's up to the developer to make trophies retroactive? Warhawk has 5 retro-trophies, guess that blew your comment away right?
Loot Ninja is a waste of internet space. I told them to wait for new info before posting anti MSFT articles. It was common sense MSFT had the thing set at default when they first showed this update to further hype it by releasing new features alittle at a time. I mean come on the background was grey and blank how hard would it be for MSFT to allow themes in the background when the menue is animated (has animated content displays in the preview windows) amoung more advanced features on the service ontop of that.
Much better. Reminds me a little of Alt + Tab on Vista. What a difference a background can make. Why on Earth didnt MS show of a few like this during the keynote.
I agree with you, it was exciting seeing the upgrade itself, but these look soo much better. I guess MS is just trying to take a good thing and expand on it without giving everything away on the first day. Plus my themes are gonna look awesome on this new dashboard : )
Yeah I totally agree! It looks much better just adding a background :D When you see the pic @ Marketplace (the Halo 3 one) it looks so stylish and much better than the current one :D
just saying that old themes would apply to it without even showing them would have made it that much better. I still don't get why they wouldn't even put a mediocre theme on it for the presentation. The presentation version looks so boring compared to these. Anything is better than matte gray.
I cant say for sure but I'm guessing the reason for not showing this in the keynote would be that its not actually in the new bashboard yet. It says "released some concept shots of current themes in place" this is still months away from going live so they are still working on a lot of thing that will be in it.
Wow, that's better.
I was wrong about the current blade system being in a different zone though. I thought the current blade interface was going to be the new guide menue only finding out yesterday that the guide menue interface is much simpler than the blade interface we have now.
new dashboard update looks like it's gonna be pretty tight.
you have to PURCHASE themes?? You cant get them for free, or you dont have user created themes you can dload for free?
sorry this aint the ps3 man
wow this new dashboard reminds me of something
It does, doesn't it?
just like the ipod zing i bet no one saw that coming
have you ever used the windows media centre. it looks alot like that.
....really really good. I love it and can't wait for the update this fall.
See this is why I loved MS's Press conference. Besides the games that were not mentioned, after 3 years they had to show off something different, that's outside the Box to attract new gamers. Not the same ol Shooter's stigma. The new fall dash is refreshing, We all know what games are coming out the end of the year, and will see more through other little events and shows. That Viva Pinata them will look nice on my HDTV.
Makes me a little happier but i still dont like the new dash. W/e ill be playing games more than looking at the dash anyway by the time this pops up.
and your golden.."No Dash fo You"
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mmm... great now I can see a my themes in the background of my 8 people private voice chat... something that you can't do with your "free themes" can you? Since you can't even do 1 private voice chat with the PS3... Sadly you can't even pay for a feature like that on the PS3... non-existent...
good god ur dumb u can do private chat get ur damn facts right dumbass
Acutally we can private chat.. with up to 6 peeps.. Also we have video chat with up to 6 peeps as well.. You cant video chat with up to 6 peeps can you? EDIT: Ill admit no.. but ill bet its coming.. Thats more than you can say about video chatting with more than 1 person..
While playing a game you can private voice chat with 6 people?
Who cares if you get themes for free? I personally don't care about themes at all. I play the games I buy... not spend my time boasting about, and creating themes. Sorry. That's not for me.
No, they just get Dome, I mean Home and little pretty trophies.
Look at em'. Like a bunch of rats grouped together wishing Phony actually announced something of importance. I think now is about the time that the Phonyites are realizing just how bad their movie machine sucks ass. Not a good time to own a POS3.
That looks better now, the only thing I don't really like is the avatars. But I guess there is nothing I can do about it.
By the media (and gamers) if they didn't look so similar to the Nintendo Miis. They should have created their own unique style, something more representative of the Xbox Brand rather than the Nintendo brand. How sweet would it have been to see stylized versions of our favorite Gears, Halo, Mass Effect, or Bioshock characters and be able to use those as avatars as well?
To be honest, these avatars a head and shoulders above the miis on the wii. Miis don't even have hands or feet. And their faces are like painted on with a pencil. The 360 avatars look way better than miis.
Or maybe some Cell shaded avatar that would be cool.
There really is no stopping themed clothing, which would put avatars way ahead of mii's imo. I still think it's a waste of time when they can be spending that time IMPROVING XNA, but it's better than nothing I guess. This is the kind of thing I'd like to see later down the road. If developers do back it, it could get very cool very quickly though.
Looks very sleek and easy to overview.
That makes the dashboard look so much better especially that gears of war theme.
Looks good. But they should have an Aero/glass option so that the background is slightly more visible through the panels.
now the new dash is complete, if this is how it will look then im all for it, its so much sleeker and easier now and the look with the backround is great, and surprisingly i like the avatars. They dont seem intrucive, they are there, customize one quickly or take your time and there yo ugo, your avatar is always there on your gamercard and whats the big deal, for god sakes it all plays into the party system and thats all good for me. I Undrstand a few dont like the avatars but they are so minimal and blend in well enough. AND while the hardcore guys wont like the avatars, ms has been trying to get the casual gamers and this helps, it also helps for your girlfriends, now the dash looks cool and less cartoony plus the girlfriends will see the avatars and be like wow thats cute and now you have an excuse to play the 360 more often, plus she can take her avatar and use it in games and theres the wii(mii) factor and for the younger folks the avatars are perfect. Personaly having a little character to represent myself is allright, nothing corny about it. THE SAME WAY THIS FEATURE WAS LEFT OUT IM SURE THERE IS MOR ELITTLE CUSTIMAZATION OPTIONS WE DONT KNOW ABOUT YET.
My themes for my PS3 are Free... EDIT: HaHa no it wont.. Your dashboard update isnt anything special.. It has a XMB look to it.. So while your paying for your XBL.. My PSN is free and offers all the same features, Minus your lil 8 person private chat... Your paying 50 bucks plus price of themes for 8 person private chat.. YA thats worth it
ask me if I care... This are xbox 360 themes and what you losers say about PS3 themes means nothing to xbox 360 owners... You are just in pay because the fall update will put PSN back another 2 years...
Ooooh, fall update. What makes you think PSN won't catch up by then? I have a mighty fine MGS4 wallpaper as my theme and it was freeeeee! That way, I can save money for games! DON'T YOU FEEL SPECIAL NOW?! Yaaay, fall updates! More shameless ripoffs FTW!
"What makes you think PSN won't catch up by then?" mmm... because PSN have not catch up with features like private voice chat during game play, across games invites, join friends sessions, custom sound track across all games... that's why... So, you tell me.. what make you think PSN will catchup to all the new features of the fall update when it couldn't catchup to features the xbox 360 had since launch?
All that stuff you mentioned is really not needed.. I talk to people that are playing the SAME game.. No need to talk to people in other games (usually all my friends are playing the same game anyways).. Cross game invites are stupid.. Why invite someone that isnt playing the same game as you.. especially cause it doesnt save a spot for you.. Why not send them a messege asking them to get on the game your playing then send them an invite once they get on that game?? Ive never had a problem joining a friends game or room (unless its COD4 which has the worse setup ever).. custom sound tracks.. Ps3 will have it in all games, they just came out with it so devs will put it in their games.. So all that stuff you mentioned that PSN doesnt have.. Isnt worth the 50 buck price tag.. Sorry thats the truth.. Those arent really advantages
"mmm... because PSN have not catch up with features like private voice chat during game play, across games invites, join friends sessions, custom sound track across all games... that's why..." Yes...and that's because they're taking their time with delivering the best service for their consumers. They don't rush things out the market like Microsoft. If Microsoft had half a brain, they would have worked on the 360 carefully instead of rushing it out the market. The only thing that's good on the 360 is the software but once Sony matches that, it's a wrap! "So, you tell me.. what make you think PSN will catchup to all the new features of the fall update when it couldn't catchup to features the xbox 360 had since launch?" Because I have some faith in Sony. They may have fallen a few times but they're not out yet. They didn't have those years of experience for nothing.
I wonder if there will be a way to customize it.
IM SURE CUSTAMIZATION will be an option, just like we didnt know about this theme feature. There will be a few things that wont be known immediatly
Side-media bar. In-game SMB!
You know what would be the icing on the cake?....If they added animated themes....Sweet!!!
Now I'm conviced I like it, can't wait for the update now. At first I was unsure if it was going to be good but it does grow on you after a while.
i hear peeps say the dont like the avatars....thats your prefs, but most my work with me on my job...so we talk..cant wait to customize our avatars in all clan colors...and if they really let you customize...imagine the possibilities...you may just get your master chief avatar....ill bet that will change some minds....i think MS has more in store for them....just wait and see
the possibilities are endless, ms isnt dumb, they will let us have little avatars of our favorite characters like master chief or a avatar ryu. oh god i would kill to be a little ninja. a mini Marcus from gow, oh jesus
i called this back when they first announced it whenever everybody was screaming they'd be screwed out of themes gamerpics are still there too, people just want to bash the new guide looks sick though, as well as animated panes its cool by my book
you still pay for dumb stuff like that? I guess that just prooves you xbox status?! I download my theme from the ps3 browser while hearing my playlist thru songs I download in 3 secs. Off the browser. Its cool because I can check the status of my brother droids! at the same time!!! Only ps3 can have movies downloading to psp! again, at the same time. My ps3 is like my lil brother & he got a lil brother too, his name is psp! keep paying for themes & a isolated network. the way I see all Sony needs now is your Install base XBot. are you still exited player?!? how's mS points for ya toyboxwii260?
i have used the xmb countless times and i'm not sure how the new dash is a ripoff of the xmb...because things scroll vertically and horizontally? sorry but xmb wasn't the first menu system to do that and aesthetically comparing them you have to really stretch in my eyes this seems more in line with vistas visual themes than xmb just my opinion i'm sure someone will argue