Gizmodo Hands On With The New Xbox Experience

Gizmodo: "The New Xbox Experience is ready to go live soon as part of the Xbox fall update, and after getting some quality face time with the UI and it's new features, I'm pretty impressed. The update addresses the core Xbox software on two levels: most notable is that the design of the UI received a complete overhaul, (mostly) eschewing the blades for a more immersive, intuitive, Media Center-like experience. Secondly, it adds new functionality, allowing for Netflix streaming, group-based gaming, heavily customized avatars, ripping games straight to HDD and an all new quick menu that comes up when you hit the home button."

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thereapersson3486d ago

This will further cement the 360's dominant position as a "community gaming" system, and also push XBOX Live further into the realm of an all-in-one streamlined gaming experience.

You have to hand it to Microsoft for working so dilligently on getting this service to where it is today. I, for one, can't wait to get this installed on my system. Who knows? Maybe it will be the final thing that gets me to subscribe to LIVE?

Bubbles for those who respond in a respectful matter! I would expect the same from anyone else.

Death3486d ago

I have a PS3, Wii and 360. Been a Live member since the beta. Of all my consoles, I play on the 360 the most simply because the online experience is the most integrated of the three. The connectivity with my friends in everything I do makes it easier to play games online. Have you atleast had a free month of Live?


XXXCouture3486d ago

im also happy theyre doing their best to make a better experience, its also nice that it keeps the competition on their toes because they always have to strive to become better than the other.

the gaming community gains a lot on these things, even though the fanboys here wont admit the other company of their love is doing something good

thereapersson3485d ago (Edited 3485d ago )

Thanks for the mature reply. I guess the whole reason I don't have LIVE yet, is because I haven't ponied up the cash for a network adaptor. I know, I know, I can find them cheap online, but for some odd reason I just haven't motivated myself to get one.

There's no way I can wire my 360 into my router because my 360 is on a separate floor of my house (my router is upstairs in the living room, and my 360 is downstairs in my entertainment center).

Bubbles for you, good sir.

rroded3485d ago

had live for well over year all in all a solid service wish i could say the same for my 360 lol
still well worth trying out man even without the update also if you have an extra laptop in the house you can aparently use it too hook up your 360 online (check google)

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joebahrjoebahr3485d ago

cant believe you have nothing better to do with your time

bouncybullet3485d ago

Massive disappointment for anyone who doesn't have an Xbox.

tatotiburon3485d ago

and either a job and a life

iNcRiMiNaTi3485d ago (Edited 3485d ago )

i see open tray on the 3rd screen shot. i hope they fixed this and i can actually open the tray with a game already inside and im on the dashboard. its awesome how we have the old dashboard with a touch of a button.

joebahrjoebahr3485d ago

MAY be 40 or 50 bucks a YEAR. but its the best 40 r 50 bucks i spend all year.

thereapersson3485d ago (Edited 3485d ago )

Yeah, the people who complain about LIVE's price obviously are just trolls. Seriously, 50 dollars a YEAR? That's less than some people spend a MONTH on Latte's at the local Starbucks.

Sony isn't exactly offering any of these services for free, such as media sharing, or Netflix streaming, so if you can pay a small fee to get the best online service on consoles, why not? In fact, the way it is looking, Sony actually is removing features from HOME that we once thought were going to be available. As long as Microsoft continues to advance their service, Sony will have a long way to go to catch up.

Ghoul3485d ago

just wanted to point out that netflix streaming isnt included in the gold membership, in fact a year netflix is a extra 15 bucks a month.

bouncybullet3485d ago


$8.99 a month for unlimited Netflix.

Which I've already had for the past 2 years.

So, yeah.

Unlimited Movies and TV shows from netflix $9 a month....?

Versus $4 for one rental..?

NXE wins.

Ghoul3485d ago

bouncybullet , i stand corrected :) merci.

Well im going to get a 360 the next month anyway (again) to play GeOW2 and fable :)

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joebahrjoebahr3485d ago

dont get me wrong dude i woudl love it if i had more games for my ps3 that i played BESIDES mgs4 and warhawk, but i only use my ps3 for exclusives and my xbox for multiplatform, and apparently so does most of AMerica due to xbox live.

ps. i feel like i pay just as much for the ever confusing psn.

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bouncybullet3485d ago (Edited 3485d ago )

Same boat.

But anyways,
Xbox live being $50 a year.($1 a week.)
Has obviously paid off.

This update is pretty much a new OS.
(Which usually costs a pretty penny on most machines.)

None of the other consoles will see this kind of attention.
(Meaning Huge, More Frequent, Original updates.)

Because I'm sure the other guys will be hard at work on their next rip-off.

Close_Second3485d ago

...The 360 is the first place an avatar or IPod type interface was used. They all copy ideas from the competition but to claim MS doesn't is a bit hard to swallow.

I have to ask, what's the point of the avatar other than for playing dress up on your own 360? No, I'm not a fan of Home as I personally can't find a use for it yet, but that to me makes good sense for using such an avatar.

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